Transactions of the Glasgow Archaeological Society, Volume 4

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The Society, 1900 - Scotland

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Page 10 - Had placed that Bell on the Inchcape Rock; On a buoy in the storm it floated and swung, And over the waves its warning rung. When the Rock was hid by the surge's swell, The mariners heard the warning Bell ; And then they knew the perilous Rock, And blest the Abbot of Aberbrothok.
Page 187 - Cremhthann followed them because his wife Nar was of the Tuatha Dea, and it was she solicited him that he should adopt Brugh as a burial-place for himself and his descendants, and this was the cause that they did not bury at Cruachan.
Page 229 - The King had a douhter dere, That maiden Ysonde hight ; That gle was lef to here, And romaunce to rede aright ; Sir Tramtris hir gan lere, Tho with al his might, What...
Page 78 - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," as a proof that the Coliseum was entire, when seen by the Anglo-Saxon pilgrims at the end of the seventh, or the beginning of the eighth century.
Page 3 - We have it described in the end of the next century as ' the pride of the land, the glory of the realm, the delight of wayfarers and strangers, a praise and boast among foreign nations, lofty in its towers without, splendid in its appointments within, its countless jewels and rich vestments, and the multitude of its priests:' — it had seven dignitaries, fifteen canons, two-and-twenty vicars-choral, and about as many chaplains — ' serving God in righteousness.
Page 85 - De insula missarum,' p. 87." The second, Plate xxvn., fig. 2, is the counter seal of the Abbey. It represents " the front of a Church, within the door a full length figure of a saint, perhaps St. John, holding a palm branch in his right hand, and a book in his left. The inscription is precisely the same as in the last, p. 88.
Page 240 - With curches, cassin thair abone, of kirsp cleir and thin: Thair mantillis grein war as the gress that grew in May sessoun...
Page 311 - Si se tenoit li rois d'Engleterre ou chief de sa nef, vestis d'un noir jake de veluiel ; et portoit sus son chief un noir capelet de [bièvre1], qui moult bien li seoit.
Page 414 - The latter was the last person in the world to forget an injury, and one of his first acts on coming to the throne was to throw his old opponent into the Bastille and confiscate his estates.

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