Account of the Institution and Progress of the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland

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1782 - 136 pages
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Page 44 - ... drawn. Twelve lines below, in the same 122nd page, round the margin of two small holes, is a very good outline of a dog's head and fore-feet, in profile, the upper hole representing the eye. These were original defects in the parchment, which the scribe attempted to turn into ornaments. A piece about an inch and a half long, and three quarters of an inch broad, is torn out of the middle of the margin of p 133. In p 148, at the beginning of Book VI, there is not the usual ornamental letter, but...
Page 14 - ... to have been the scene of many battles." ' In the discourse which the Earl of Buchan gave in 1780 to a meeting called together for the establishment of the present Society of Scottish Antiquaries, his Lordship took occasion to allude to the Cat-stane when wishing to point out how monuments, rude as they are, " lead us to correct the uncertain accounts which have been handed down by the monkish writers.
Page 116 - Charter to be made and passed under the Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept and used in Scotland in place of the Great Seal thereof...
Page 80 - A series of above Two hundred Anglo-Gallic, or Norman and Aquitain Coins of the Antient Kings of England; exhibited in sixteen...
Page 114 - Considerations on the Society or Order of Cincinnati; lately instituted by the Major-Generals, Brigadier-Generals, and other officers of the American army. Proving that it creates a race of hereditary patricians, or nobility.
Page 61 - Biographical and literary anecdotes of William Bowyer, printer, FSA and of many of his learned friends.
Page 94 - The Antiquities of Furness ; or an Account of the Royal Abbey of St. Mary, in the vale of Nightshade, near Dalton, in Furness.
Page 50 - High-p field, carefully depofited on a flat ftone, which was arched over. By Mr JAMES MUIRHEAD. 63. A SKELETON of a palmated head, with very large Horns-, projecting both before and behind, dug up lately on the farm of Graycrook, near Cramond, occupied by Mr Henry Sawers, and found buried eight feet below the furface, covered with five feet of marie, above which was three feet of mofs.
Page 45 - ... to the end of a ftaple ; and a mafs, of different pieces of thefe arms, run together by fire, all of brafs ; fculls and other human bones, together with the horns of animals of the deer and elk fpecies, dragged out of the middle of a bed of fhell marle at the bottom of his loch of Duddingfton.
Page 53 - ... the most experienced officers entrusted with public records, concerning the best expedients in this emergency, and proceeded in the manner suggested by them in redressing the injury. Nor was the House of Commons inattentive to this misfortune, since we find a Report of a Committee appointed by them to view the Cottonian Library, and other public records of the kingdom, dated May 9, 1732, in which an ample account is given of the accident itself, and of the measures that were adopted in consequence...

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