The Scot Abroad

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Blackwood, 1881 - Scotland - 488 pages

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Page 6 - They greatly oppressed the wretched people by making them work at these castles, and when the castles were finished they filled them with devils and evil men. Then they took those whom they suspected to have any goods, by night and by day, seizing both men and women, and they put them in prison for their gold and silver, and tortured them with pains unspeakable, for never were any martyrs tormented as these were.
Page 175 - ... function ; and as the schools belonging to the several faculties, and in which alone all public or ordinary instruction could be delivered, were frequently inadequate to accommodate the multitude of the...
Page 85 - In Scotland you will never find a man of worth : they are like savages, who wish not to be acquainted with any one, and are too envious of the good fortune of others, and suspicious of losing any thing themselves, for their country is very poor.
Page 258 - And at this were present the greatest part of the lords of the court, the masters of requests, presidents, counsellors, those of the accompts, secretaries, advocates and others : as also the sheriffs of the said town, with the physicians and professors of the canon-law.
Page 259 - ... of the most renowned men for literature, resident within the precinct of the walls and suburbs of that most populous and magnificent city...
Page 451 - Scotch are the most accomplished nation in Europe ; the nation to which, if any one country is endowed with a superior partition of sense, I should be inclined to give the preference in that particular."] TO GEORGE MONTAGU, ESQ.
Page 304 - ... still he did when he had occasion, with more selected variety of words, nimbler volubility of utterance, or greater dexterity for tone, phrase, and accent, in all the languages thereto belonging. I have seen him...
Page 7 - Then was corn dear, and flesh, and cheese, and butter, for there was none in the land. Wretched men starved with hunger. Some lived on alms, who had been erewhile rich. Some fled the country. Never was there more misery, and never acted heathens worse than these.
Page 175 - University the subjects competent to his faculty, and to the rank of his degree ; nay, every graduate incurred the obligation of teaching publicly, for a certain period, the subjects of his faculty, for such was the condition involved in the grant of the degree itself. The Bachelor, or imperfect graduate, partly as an exercise toward the higher honor, and useful to himself, partly as a performance due for the degree obtained, and of advantage to others, was bound to read under a master or doctor...
Page 403 - Europe ; that he can ruin the trade of England and Holland whenever he pleases ; that he can break our bank whenever he has a mind, and our East India Company. He said publicly the other day at his own table, when Lord Londonderry was present, that there was but one great kingdom in Europe, and one great town — and that was France and Paris.

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