Historical and Statistical Account of Dunfermline, Volume 2

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W. Blackwood and sons, 1859 - Dunfermline (Scotland)

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Page 409 - O whare will I get a skeely skipper, To sail this new ship of mine?' O up and spake an eldern knight, Sat at the King's right knee, 'Sir Patrick Spens is the best sailor That ever sailed the sea.
Page 63 - T^HE ROMAN WALL: an Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive Account •*• of the Barrier of the Lower Isthmus, extending from the Tyne to the Solway, deduced from numerous personal surveys.
Page 68 - The rich man's wealth is his strong city : the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
Page 266 - For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro ; and as He finds out His enemies here, to be avenged on them, so will He not spare them for whom he doth good, if by his lovingkindness they become not good.
Page 11 - Thetford is but a town, though incorporated, and once the seat of a bishop. Whether Westminster owes its designation to the circumstance that it had a bishop for a few years of the reign of Henry VIII., and in the reign of Edward VI., may be doubted. But there are, besides Thetford, many places which were once the seats of bishops, as Sherburn, and Dorchester in Oxfordshire, which are never called cities.
Page 266 - Wherefore it's sealed upon our hearts, that this, as all the rest, is from the Lord's goodness, and not from man. I hope it becometh me to pray, That we may walk humbly and self-denyingly before the Lord, and believingly also. That you whom we serve, as the Authority over us, may do the work committed to you, with uprightness and faithfulness, — and thoroughly, as to the Lord.
Page 15 - William the King friendly salutes William the Bishop and Godfrey the portreve, and all the burgesses within London, both French and English. And I declare that I grant you to be all law-worthy as you were in the days of King Edward ; and I grant that every child shall be his father's heir, after his father's days ; and I will not suffer any person to do you wrong. God keep you.
Page 396 - With him nae pleading might prevail ; Brave Hardyknute to gain With fairest words, and reason strong, Strave courteously in vain.
Page 9 - ... particularly Milan, which stood at their head, had acquired a high degree of wealth and power, and had formed themselves into a confederation. The struggles between the emperors and these cities form one of the most important portions of the history of the German empire and of Italy.
Page 64 - the poor people, who in rags begged at the churches, receive for alms pieces of stone, with which they •went away contented. This species of stone (says he), whether with sulphur, or whatever inflammable substance it may be impregnated, they burn in place of wood, of which their country is destitute.

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