Pocket Guide to Abbotsford, Melrose and the Scottish Border



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12 ページ - Life of Andrew Melville. Containing Illustrations of the Ecclesiastical and Literary History of Scotland in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Crown 8vo, 6s.
12 ページ - Lives of the Queens of Scotland, and English Princesses connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain.
27 ページ - The moon on the east oriel shone, Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined ; Thou would'st have thought some fairy's hand, "Twixt poplars straight, the osier wand, In many a freakish knot, had twined ; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow wreaths to stone.
62 ページ - And sudden, as he spoke, From the sharp ridges of the hill, All downward to the banks of Till, Was wreathed in sable smoke. Volumed and vast, and rolling far, The cloud enveloped Scotland's war As down the hill they broke ; Nor martial shout, nor minstrel tone, Announced their march ; their tread alone, At times one warning trumpet blown, At times a stifled hum, Told England, from his mountain-throne King James did rushing come. Scarce could they hear or see their foes Until at weapon-point they...
12 ページ - Every step in Scotland Is historical; the shades of the dead arise on every side; the very rocks breathe. Miss Strickland's talents as a writer, and turn of mind as an individual, in a peculiar manner fit her for painting a historical gallery of the most illustrious or dignified female characters in that land of chivalry and song."— Mtackwwid'e Mayasiite.
13 ページ - Edition, 5s. ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE LYRIC POETRY AND MUSIC OF SCOTLAND. By WILLIAM STENHOUSE. Originally compiled to accompany the ' Scots Musical Museum,' and now published separately, with Additional Notes and Illustrations.
54 ページ - Bosomed in woods where mighty rivers run, Kelso's fair vale expands before the sun : Its rising downs in vernal beauty swell, And, fringed with hazel, winds each flowery dell ; Green spangled plains to dimpling lawns succeed, And Tempe* rises on the banks of Tweed ; Blue o'er the river Kelso's shadow lies, And copse-clad isles amid the waters rise...
50 ページ - ... deranged in her understanding; and by the vulgar, with some degree of terror. The cause of her adopting this extraordinary mode of life she would never explain. It was, however, believed to have been occasioned by a vow, that, during the absence of a man to whom she was attached, she would never look upon the sun. Her lover never returned: he fell during the civil war of 1745-6, and she never more would behold the light of day.
18 ページ - There's a silver shower on the alders dank, And the drooping willows that wave on the bank. I see the Abbey, both turret and tower, It is all astir for the vesper hour; The monks for the chapel are leaving each cell, But where's Father Philip, should toll the bell ? III.
13 ページ - OF THE DEER FOREST; With Sketches of Olden and Modern Deer-Hunting, Traits of Natural History in the Forest, Traditions of the Clans, and Miscellaneous Notes. By JOHN SOBJESKI and CHARLES EDWARD STUART. 2 vols. poet 8vo, 21s. SUBALTERN. By the Author of