Memorabilia of the City of Perth: Containing, A Guide to Perth; Historical Memoranda Repecting Perth; Charters Relating to the Privileges of Perth; List of the Ministers, and Rectors of the Grammar School and Academy: List of the Subscribers for Building the Bridge, and the Public Seminaries; and the Rev. Alexander Duff's (late of Tibbermuir) Traditional Account, in the Town of Perth, of the Death of John, Earl of Gowrie, and His Brother, Mr. Alexander Ruthven, in 1600. Compiled from the Best Sources of Information; Chiefly from Mr Cant's Notes to The Muse's Threnodie of Adamson

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W. Morison, 1806 - Gowrie Conspiracy, 1600 - 366 pages

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Page 42 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles: half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yond tall, anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: the murmuring surge, 20 That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high.
Page 42 - Appear like mice; and yon' tall anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge, That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high: — I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong.
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