The Statistical Account of Scotland: Drawn Up from the Communications of the Ministers of the Different Parishes, Том 9

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Sir John Sinclair
W. Creech, 1793
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Стр. 75 - Bath, and disposed of it advantageously to some manufacturers of lace ; and this was probably the first thread made in Scotland that had crossed the Tweed. About this time a person who was connected with the family happening to be in Holland, found means to learn the secrets of the thread manufacture, which was then carried on to great extent in that country, particularly the art of sorting and numbering the threads of different sizes, and packing them up for sale, and the construction and management...
Стр. 245 - WE all of us complain of the shortness of time, saith Seneca, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives, says he, are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.
Стр. 324 - Ihey kept on their bonnets and caps during the lecture and sermon, and took them off only during the prayer, the singing of psalms, and the pronouncing the blessing. Few or none of the common people could read, and the precentor read the scriptures to them in church before the minister made his appearance.
Стр. 325 - ... manner. The tenants' wives wore toys of linen of the coarsest kind upon their heads when they went to church, fairs, or market. At home, in their own houses, they wore toys of coarse plaiding. The young girls, linen mutches, with a few plaits in them above their foreheads, when they went abroad, to the church, or to fairs, or market. At home they went bareheaded, with their hair snooded back on the crown of their head, with a woollen string in the form of a garter. Their houses were the most...
Стр. 75 - Bargarren ; and by means of it they were enabled to conduct their manufacture with more regularity, and to a greater extent. The young women in the neighbourhood were taught to spin fine yarn ; twining mills were erected ; correspondences were established ; and a profitable business was carried on. Bargarren thread became extensively known ; and being ascertained by a stamp, bore a good price.
Стр. 329 - They were strangers to every complaint of a nervous nature. This arose from the hardy manner in which they were brought up from their infancy, and being accustomed to watch their cattle without doors in the night during the whole summer and harvest season.
Стр. 326 - Each person in the family had a short hafted spoon made of horn, which they called a munn, with which they supped, and carried it in their pocket, or hung it by their side. They had no knives and forks, but lifted the butcher meat they ate with their fingers. They ate little meat at that time excepting the off-falls of their flocks, which died either by poverty or disease. At Martinmas they killed an old ewe or two, as their winter provision, and used the sheep that died of the braxy in the latter...
Стр. 301 - ... lay than in the duties of the text, ' To fear the Lord, and the king, and not to meddle with them that are given to change.
Стр. 90 - The south window is much admired for its height and curious workmanship. Niches are on each side and above it, in which have been statues of our Saviour and apostles. Besides these, there are many other figures on the east and west sides of this window : monks with their beards, cowls, and beads ; a cripple on the back of a blind man ; several animals carved very well, as boars, greyhounds, lions, and others. There are ab.iut 68 niches, in the whole, standing : the statues were only demolished about...
Стр. 324 - ... and the pronouncing the blessing. Few or none of the common people could read, and the precentor read the Scriptures to them in church before the minister made his appearance. They had no buckles in their shoes, but tied them with small leather thongs ; had no metal buttons on their clothes, but large clumsy buttons of wood moulds, covered over with the same cloth as the coat. The men wore kelt coats...

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