Lacunar Basilicae Sancti Macarii, Aberdonensis: The Heraldic Ceiling of the Cathedral Church of St. Machar, Old Aberdeen


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Seite 35 - Son port estoit royal, son regard vigoureux, De vertus, et d'honneur, et de guerre amoureux; La douceur et la force illustroient son visage, Si que Venus et Mars en avoient fait partage.
Seite 33 - The king speaks, besides, the language of the savages who live in some parts of Scotland and on the islands.
Seite 62 - Douglas blood, With mitre sheen, and rocquet white. Yet show'd his meek and thoughtful eye But little pride of prelacy ; More pleased that, in a barbarous age, He gave rude Scotland Virgil's page, Than that beneath his rule he held The bishopric of fair Dunkeld.
Seite 25 - In his banner were three leopards, courant of fine gold, set on red, fierce, haughty and cruel ; thus placed to signify that, like them the King is dreadful, fierce and proud to his enemies, for his bite is slight to none who inflame his anger; not but his kindness is soon rekindled towards such as seek his friendship or submit to his power.
Seite 100 - Sealt (4to, 1850, p. 149), are thus described : — " In the lower part of the seal is a shield quarterly, first and fourth, a fesse between three lozenges, for Beton ; second and third, a chevron charged with an otter's head, for Balfour. Above the shield is a cross bottone'e supporting a cardinal's hat and tassels, and a scroll on which is inscribed the word IXTEXTIO.
Seite 42 - Hys standerde stode on hye ; That every man myght full well knowe : By syde stode Starres thre. The whyte Lyon on the Ynglysh parte, Forsoth as I yow sayne ; The Lucetts and the Cressawnts both : The Skotts faught them agayne.
Seite 9 - Columba having caused him to be advanced to holy orders, and afterwards to be consecrated bishop, sent him with twelve of his disciples to preach the Gospel in the most northern parts of the Pictish provinces, admonishing him to settle and erect a church upon the bank of a river where he should find that by its windings it formed the figure of a bishop's crosier.
Seite 63 - Quha knawis nocht the Translatouris name, Seyk na forthar, for lo, with lytill pane Spy weill this vers ; men clepis him swa at haym. Quod the Compilar, G. DOUGLACE.
Seite 45 - It is the only survivor of the ancient, I may say prehistoric, mormaerships of Scotland : its extinction would be tantamount to the loss of one of the brightest jewels which adorn the British crown, and I cannot consent to see it crushed down unjustly
Seite xiv - Dispark'd my parks and fell'd my forest woods, From my own windows torn my household coat, Razed out my impress, leaving me no sign, Save men's opinions and my living blood, To show the world I am a gentleman.