Essays on the Superstitions of the Highlanders of Scotland: To which are Added, Translations from the Gaelic, and Letters Connected with Those Formerly Published, 第 1 巻
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811
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140 ページ - Rise ! Muses, rise ! add all your tuneful breath ; These must not sleep in darkness and in death." She said : in air the trembling music floats, And on the winds triumphant swell the notes ; So soft, though high, so loud, and yet so clear, E'en listening angels lean'd from Heaven to hear : To farthest shores th' ambrosial spirit flies, Sweet to the world, and grateful to the skies.
324 ページ - Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The genius, and the mortal instruments, Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
273 ページ - Through this day's life or death. This day, be bread and peace my lot; All else beneath the sun, Thou know'st if best bestowed or not: And let thy will be done. To thee, whose temple is all space. Whose altar earth, sea, skies, One chorus let all being raise, All nature's incense rise!
263 ページ - Such airy beings awe th* untutor'd swain : Nor thou, though learn'd, his homelier thoughts neglect; Let thy sweet muse the rural faith sustain ; These are the themes of simple, sure effect, That add new conquests to her boundless reign, And fill, with double force, her heart-commanding strain.
206 ページ - Nothing can be more erroneous than the prevalent idea that a Highland chief was an ignorant and unprincipled tyrant, who rewarded the abject submission of his followers with relentless cruelty and rigorous oppression. If ferocious in disposition, or weak in understanding, he was curbed and directed by the elders of his tribe, who, by inviolable custom, were his standing councillors, without whose advice no measure of any kind was decided.
336 ページ - Farewell, happy fields, Where joy for ever dwells! Hail, horrors! hail, Infernal World! and thou, profoundest Hell, Receive thy new possessor — one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time.
187 ページ - sheep make any resistance, when you " take away the lamb, or any distur" bance afterwards." " Never," was the answer. " How differently am I
72 ページ - But know that in the Soul Are many lesser Faculties that serve Reason as chief; among these Fancy next Her office holds ; of all external things, Which the five watchful Senses represent, She forms Imaginations, Aery shapes, Which Reason joining or disjoining, frames All what we affirm or what deny, and call Our knowledge or opinion; then retires Into her private Cell when Nature rests.
188 ページ - It was a mournful kind of movement, but still it was dancing. The nearest relation of the deceased often began the ceremony weeping ; but did however, begin it, to give the example of fortitude and resignation.