The Scottish Chiefs

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American News Company, 1889 - Scotland - 744 pages

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Page 196 - If on the heath she moved, her breast was whiter than the down of Cana ;* if on the sea-beat shore, than the foam of the rolling ocean. Her eyes were two stars of light. Her face was heaven's bow in showers. Her dark hair flowed round it, like the streaming clouds. Thou wert the dweller of souls, white-handed Strina-dona ! ft Colgorm came, in his ship, and Corcul-suran, king of shells.
Page 22 - ... far away ! Overcome with watching, expectation, and disappointment, unable to say whence arose her fears, she sat down again to look ; but her eyes were blinded with tears, and in a voice interrupted by sighs she exclaimed, " Not yet, not yet ! — Ah, my Wallace, what evil hath betided thee ? " Trembling with a nameless terror, she knew not what to dread.
Page 5 - Pollokshaw-croft, with some few sticks on her back, and that the black man came to her, and that she did give up herself unto the black man, from the top of her head to the sole of her foot; and that this was after the declarant's renouncing of her baptism; and that the spirit's name which he designed her, was Locas. And that about the third or fourth of January instant, or thereby, in the night time, when she awaked, she found a man to be in the bed with her, whom she supposed to be her husband...

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