A Journey from Edinburgh Through Parts of North Britain: Containing Remarks on Scotish Landscape; and Observations on Rural Economy, Natural History, Manufactures, Trade, and Commerce; ...

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A. Strahan, 1802
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Стр. 8 - My lord, I have undertaken this long journey purposely to see your person, and to know by what engine of wit or ingenuity you came first to think of this most excellent help into astronomy, viz. the logarithms ; but, my lord, being by you found out, I wonder nobody else found it out before, when now known it is so easy.
Стр. 174 - The plad is tied round the middle with a leather belt; it is pleated from the belt to the knee very nicely. This dress for footmen is found much easier and lighter than breeches or trowis.
Стр. 255 - And the halls and chambers were prepared with costly bedding, vessels, and napry, according for a king ; so that he wanted none of his orders more than he had been at home in his own palace. The king remained in this wilderness at the hunting the space of three days and three nights, and his company, as I have shown.
Стр. 173 - Irish word leni, which signifies a shirt, and croich, saffron, because their shirt was dyed with that herb. The ordinary number of ells used to make this robe was twenty-four; it was the upper garb, reaching below the knees, and was tied with a belt round the middle: but the islanders have laid it aside about a hundred years ago. They now generally use coat...
Стр. 333 - His eyes large, ever rowling after any stranger came in his presence, insomuch, as many for shame have left the roome, as being out of countenance : His Beard was very thin: His Tongue too large for his mouth, which ever made him...
Стр. 174 - The plad being pleated all round, was tied with a belt below the breast; the belt was of leather, and several pieces of silver intermixed with the leather like a chain. The lower end of the belt has a piece of plate, about eight inches long and three in breadth, curiously engraven ; the end of which was adorned with fine stones, or pieces of red coral.
Стр. 174 - The ancient dress wore by the women, and which is yet wore by some of the vulgar, called arisad, is a white plad, having a few small stripes of black, blue, and red. It reached from the neck to the heels, and was tied before on the breast with a buckle of silver, or brass, according to the quality of the person. I have seen some of the former of an hundred marks value; it was broad as any ordinary pewter plate, the whole curiously engraven with various animals, &c.
Стр. 124 - Roy1 there stood watch on a hill, for to catch The b.ooty. for ought that I saw, man ; For he ne'er advanc'd from the place he was stanc'd, Till no more was to do there at a', man.
Стр. 288 - In the opinion of others this reflection was designed for Croft, bishop of Hereford; who, though he could not have been directly intended by the squire, might, perhaps, be obliquely glanced at by the poet. In 1675, two or three years before the publication of this part of the poem, came out...
Стр. 343 - It was the misfortune of James, that his maxims and manners were too refined for the age in which he lived. Happy ! had he reigned in a kingdom more civilized ; his love of peace, of justice, and of elegance, would have rendered his schemes successful ; and, instead of perishing because he had attempted too much, a grateful people would have applauded and seconded his efforts to reform and improve them.