Summer tours in Scotland, official guide

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54 ページ - In varied tone prolong'd and high, That mocks the organ's melody. Nor doth its entrance front in vain To old lona's holy fane, That Nature's voice might seem to say, " Well hast thou done, frail Child of clay ! Thy humble powers that stately shrine Task'd high and hard — but witness mine!
54 ページ - By skill of earthly architect, Nature herself, it seem'd, would raise A Minster to her Maker's praise! Not for a meaner use ascend Her columns, or her arches bend: Nor of a theme less solemn tells That mighty surge that ebbs and swells. And still, between each awful pause, From the high vault an answer draws, In varied tone prolong'd and high, That mocks the organ's melody.
81 ページ - Then he received his forefathers' sword, or some other sword, signifying that his duty was to protect and defend them from the incursions of their enemies in peace or war, as the obligations and customs of his predecessors were. The ceremony being over, mass was said after the blessing of the bishop and seven priests, the people pouring their prayer for the success and prosperity of their new created lord. When they were dismissed, the Lord of the Isles feasted them for a week thereafter ; gave liberally...
81 ページ - He was clothed in a white habit, to show his innocence and integrity of heart, that he would be a light to his people and maintain the true religion. The white apparel did afterwards belong to the poet by right.
54 ページ - Merrily, merrily goes the bark On a breeze from the northward free, So shoots through the morning sky the lark, Or the swan through the summer sea. The shores of Mull on the eastward lay, And Ulva dark and Colonsay, And all the group of islets gay That guard famed Staffa round.
43 ページ - AMONG the heathy hills and ragged woods The roaring Fyers pours his mossy floods, Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds, Where, thro' a shapeless breach, his stream resounds. As high in air the bursting torrents flow, As 'deep recoiling surges foam below, Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends, And viewless Echo's ear astonished rends. Dim-seen, thro...
37 ページ - Alastair, his successor and representative, in the year of our Lord, 1812. The heads of the seven murderers were presented at the feet of the noble Chief in Glengarry Castle, after having been washed in this Spring ; and ever since that event, which took place early in the sixteenth century, it has been known by the name of 'Tobar-nan-Ceann,
44 ページ - tis far too oft observed, That man is chased away and game preserved ; Glen Urquhart is to me a lovelier glen — Here deer and grouse have not supplanted men.
43 ページ - Where, thro' a shapeless breach, his stream resounds; As high in air the bursting torrents flow, As deep recoiling surges foam below, Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends, And viewless Echo's ear, astonished, rends. Dim-seen, thro' rising mists, and ceaseless show'rs, The hoary cavern, wide-surrounding, low'rs. Still, thro...
22 ページ - Canal, where we entered a most magnificently decorated barge, drawn by three horses, ridden by postilions in scarlet. We glided along very smoothly, and the views of the hills — the range of Cruachan — were very fine indeed...

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