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; ...
A. Strahan, 1802
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A Journey from Edinburgh Through Parts of North Britain, Том 1
Полный просмотр - 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. 245 - Ill fares the land, to haft'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay ; Princes and lords may flourifh, or may fade ; A breath can make them, as a breath has made : But a bold peafantry, their country's pride, When once deftroy'd, can never be fupply'd.
Стр. 247 - 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. 168 - 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. 168 - 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. 280 - 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. 165 - In their houses they lye upon the ground, laying betwixt them and it brakens, or hadder, the rootes thereof downe and the tops up, so prettily layed together, that they are as soft as featherbeds, and much more wholesome ; for the tops themselves are...
Стр. 167 - Irish word leni, which signifies a shirt, and crotch, 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. 267 - Hangs o'er th' enlivening blaze, and taleful there Recounts his fimple frolic : much he talks, And much he laughs, nor recks the ftorm that blows Without, and rattles on his humble roof. Wide o'er the brim, with many a torrent fwell'd, And the mix'd ruin of its banks o'erfpread...