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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 76 - 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 83 - 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 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 238 - With curches, cassin thair abone, of kirsp cleir and thin: Thair mantillis grein war as the gress that grew in May sessoun...
Page 299 - 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 [bičvre1], qui moult bien li seoit.
Page 400 - 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.
Page 253 - Afaharis, which, after naming the Englishmen, Chaucer, Lydgate, and Gower, returns to tell of Hew of Eglintoun, Andrew of Wyntoun, and a third Scotsman as also among the victims of Death. He has done petuously devour The noble Chaucer of Makaris flouir The Monk of Bery and Gower all thre Timor mortis conturbat me.
Page 259 - Wyntoun na1vely hits off the situation : The Kyng Davy in Yngland raid, As offt tym in oys he had, And at Lundoun play him wald he ; For thare was rycht great specialte Betwen hym and the Kyng Edward. — Wyntoun, viii. 7047. English policy and Scottish intrigue — for Scotland itself was reluctant — were at work to effect a union in the future, for David II. had no lawful child, and his second wife, Margaret of Logic, was no longer young.

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