National record of the visit of queen Victoria to Scotland, 1842

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Perth Printing Company, 1842 - History - 253 pages
Tag along with Queen Victoria as she traverses the Scottish countryside in this detailed record of her travels in Scotland, September, 1842. The Queen attended several balls, including one at Taymouth, and participated in several activities with Prince Albert. Her Majesty began the trip in the Frith of Forth and ended back at Windsor, England.

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Page 179 - There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men ; A thousand hearts beat happily ; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell...
Page 189 - Ever charming, ever new, When will the landscape tire the view; The fountain's fall, the river's flow, The woody valleys, warm and low ; The windy summit, wild and high, Roughly rushing on the sky! The pleasant seat, the ruined tower, The naked rock, the shady bower ; The town and village, dome and farm, Each give each a double charm, As pearls upon an ^Ethiop's arm.
Page 147 - O'erhung wi' fragrant spreading shaws The birks of Aberfeldy. ] The hoary cliffs are crown'd wi' flowers, White o'er the linns the burnie pours, And rising, weets wi' misty showers The birks of Aberfeldy.
Page 49 - On the part of the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the city of Edinburgh, I beg to congratulate your Majesty on your auspicious entrance into this ancient metropolis, now graced, for the first time for ages, with the presence of a Queen. These keys, committed to us by your predecessors, have been fondly retained by us among the vestiges of those warlike times when walls and gates defended against hostile inroads. Under the protection, however, of salutary laws firmly administered by a...
Page 100 - That whistle mournful thro' the empty halls, And piece-meal crumble down the tow'rs to dust. Perhaps in some lone, dreary, desert tower, That time has spar'd, forth from the window looks, Half hid in grass, the solitary fox (/) ; While from above, the owl, musician dire ! Screams hideous, harsh, and grating to the ear. Equal in age, and sharers of its fate, A row of moss-grown trees around it stand. Scarce here and there, upon their blasted tops, A shrivell'd leaf distinguishes the year...
Page 69 - Queen's Most Excellent Majesty MAY IT PLEASE YOUR MAJESTY...
Page 244 - The Queen will leave Scotland with a feeling of regret that her visit on this occasion could not be further prolonged. Her Majesty fully expected to witness the loyalty and attachment of her Scottish subjects ; but the devotion and enthusiasm evinced in every quarter, and by all ranks, have produced an impression on the mind of Her Majesty which can never be effaced.
Page 148 - It is odds, if he lives long enough, but he is a duke : he is of a fair complexion, and has the gravity of a Spaniard, is as cunning as a fox, wise as a serpent, and slippery as an eel...
Page 131 - Kenneth, who caused it to be enclosed in this wooden chair, and a prophetical verse to be engraved, of which the following is a translation — Should Fate not fail, where'er this stone is found, The Scots shall Monarchs of that Realm be crowned.

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