A new, improved, and authentic life of James Allan. With notes by E. Mackenzie

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154. oldal - The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk, no wife to grind his corn.
153. oldal - ... me, and perceiving / that I was weary and dejected, inquired into my situation, which I briefly explained to her : whereupon, with looks of great compassion, she took up my saddle and bridle, and told me to follow her.
153. oldal - About sunset, however, as I was preparing to pass the night in this manner, and had turned my horse loose that he might graze at liberty, a woman...
9. oldal - But if the breathless chase o'er hill and dale Exceed your strength ; a sport of less fatigue, Not less delightful, the prolific stream Affords. The crystal rivulet, that o'er A stony channel rolls its rapid maze, Swarms with the silver fry.
34. oldal - The lady herself, as well as the survivor of Faw's followers, contributed to perpetuate the remembrance of the transaction ; for if he wrote a song about it, she wrought it in tapestry ; and this piece of workmanship is still preserved at Culzean Castle. It remains to be mentioned...
110. oldal - The farmer was obliged to dismount and accept of the gipsy's offer of supper and a bed. There was plenty of meat in the barn, however it might be come by, and preparations were going on for a plentiful...
70. oldal - ... corner — but his ruthless pursuer instantly entering, his panting betrayed him. The ruffian pulled him out by the hair, dragged him into the middle of the floor, and ran him through the body with his dirk. The piper never asked for mercy, but cursed the other as long as he had breath. The girl was struck motionless with horror, but the murderer told her never to heed or regard it, for no ill should happen to her. It was this woman's daughter, Isabel Scott, who told me the story, which she had...
145. oldal - Their dances require great attention, from the dancers' feet being hung with small bells, which act in concert with the music. Two girls usually perform at the same time. Their steps are not so mazy and active as ours, but much more interesting, as the .song, the music, and the motions of the dance combine to express love, hope, jealousy, despair, and the passions so well known to lovers, and very easy to be understood by those who are ignorant of other languages.
46. oldal - She inherited all their great and noble qualities, with every amiable and benevolent virtue. By her marriage with Hugh, Duke of Northumberland, she had issue, Hugh Earl Percy, Lady F. Eliz. Percy, who died in 1761, and Lord Algernon Percy.
19. oldal - Nae mair he'll scan wi' anxious eye The sandy shores of winding Reed ; Nae mair he'll tempt the finny fry, The king o...

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