History of the County of Fife: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Band 1


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Seite 152 - Erskine, have sung a high mass, the Earl of Argyle, and the Lord James, BO disturbed the quire, that some, both priests and clerks, left their places, with broken heads and bloody ears...
Seite 202 - ... ancient than the fuel, by the aid of which we reduce it to its metallic state, and apply it to innumerable uses in the economy of human life. Thus, from the wreck of forests that waved upon the surface of the primeval lands, and from ferruginous mud that was lodged at the bottom of the primeval waters, we derive our chief supplies of coal and iron ; those two fundamental elements of art and industry, which contribute more than any other mineral productions of the earth to increase the riches,...
Seite 208 - The intervening portions of more recent ice, by which they are held together, represent the clay and rubbish that fill the faults, and form the partition walls that insulate these adjacent portions of strata, which were originally formed, like the sheet of ice, in one continuous plane.
Seite 64 - Accordingly, the memory of Sir Michael Scott survives in many a legend ; and in the south of Scotland, any work of great labour and antiquity is ascribed, either to the agency of Auld Michael, of Sir William Wallace, or of the devil.
Seite 106 - Parishioners, I am bound to speak the truth to you : this is but to deceive you. There is no pardon for our sins that can come to us either from the Pope or any other, but only by the blood of Christ.
Seite 67 - divers knights and squires had passage, and returned into Flanders, as wind and weather drove them, with neither horse nor harness, right poor and feeble, cursing the day that ever they came upon such an adventure, and fervently desiring that the Kings of France and England would conclude a peace for a year or two, were it only to have the satisfaction of uniting their armies, and utterly destroying the realm of Scotland.
Seite 202 - ... to man the sources of heat, and light, and wealth. My fire now burns with fuel, and my lamp is shining with the light of gas, derived from coal that has been buried for countless ages in the deep and dark recesses of the earth.
Seite 111 - Adieu ! farewell : it came with a lass, and it will pass with a lass ; and so he recommended himself to the mercy of Almighty God, and spake little from that time forth, but turned his back to his lords, and his face to the wall.
Seite 89 - These, my lads, are the foes who expect to convey us in bonds to the English king ; but by your courage, and the help of God, they shall fail. Set yourselves in order, every man to his station. Charge, gunners ; let the crossbows be ready ; have the lime-pots and fire-balls to the tops ; two-handed swordi to the fore-rooms. Be stout, be diligent, for your own sakes, and for the honour of this realm.
Seite 202 - We prepare our food, and maintain our forges and furnaces, and the power of our steam-engines, with the remains of plants of ancient forms and extinct species, which were swept from the earth ere the formation of the transition strata was completed. Our instruments of cutlery, the tools of our mechanics, and the countless machines which we construct, by the infinitely varied applications of iron, are derived from ore, for the most part coeval with or more ancient than the fuel by the aid of which...

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