Prehistoric Annals of Scotland, 第 1 巻

Macmillan, 1863 - 504 ページ


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3 ページ - The number of the dead long exceedeth all that shall live. The night of time far surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the equinox?
3 ページ - Oblivion is not to be hired. The greater part must be content to be as though they had not been, to be found in the register of God, not in the record of man.
338 ページ - Centre, and with impious hands Rifled the bowels of their mother Earth For treasures better hid.
453 ページ - O Sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food. And it came to pass when we came to the Inn, that we opened our sacks, and behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food : we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
306 ページ - And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass.
111 ページ - Wanting it, what savage unsocial nights must our ancestors have spent, wintering in caves and unillumined fastnesses! They must have lain about and grumbled at one another in the dark. What repartees could have passed, when you must have felt about for a smile, and handled a neighbor's cheek to be sure that he understood it ? This accounts for the seriousness of the elder poetry. It has a sombre cast (try Hesiod or Ossian), derived from the tradition of those unlanterned nights. Jokes came in with...
339 ページ - The plad is tied round the middle with a leather belt; it is pleated from the belt to the knee very nicely.
103 ページ - We have undoubted proofs, from history and from existing remains, that the earliest habitations were pits or slight excavations in the ground, covered and protected from the inclemency of the weather by boughs of trees and sods of turf.
222 ページ - Scotland are two stone collars, found near the celebrated Parallel Roads of Glenroy, and now preserved at the mansion of Tonley, Aberdeenshire. They are each of the full size of a collar adapted to a small Highland horse ; the one formed of trap or whinstone, and the other of a fine-grained red granite. They are not, however, to be regarded as the primitive substitutes for the more convenient materials of later introduction.
xvii ページ - Secondly, however, we may say, these Historical Novels have taught all men this truth, which looks like a truism, and yet was as good as unknown to writers of history and /others, till so taught: that the bygone ages of the world (were actually filled by living men, not by protocols, statepapers, controversies and abstractions of men.