The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland;: Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture, and Other Vestiges of Former Ages, Accompanied by Descriptions. Together with Illustrations of Remarkable Incidents in Border History and Tradition, and Original Poetry, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row; J. Murray, Albemarle-Street; John Greig, Upper-Street, Islington; and Constable and Company Edinburgh., 1817 - Borders Region (Scotland)

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Page lxxx - ... between them, as long as spears, swords, axes, or daggers, will endure ; but they lay on each upon other, and when they be well beaten, and that the one...
Page ciii - ... thus entered, and declared to him the cause of his coming, inviting him to attend him and witness his conduct. The wardens of either realm, or those duly authorized by them, were entitled to pursue fugitives or offenders into the precincts of the neighbouring realm, by what was called the hot-trod.
Page lxxiii - ... customs (according to the county of Kent) whereby the lands of the father is equally divided at his death amongst all his sonnes. These Highlanders are famous for thieving ; they are all bred up and live by theft. They come down from these dales into the low countries, and carry away horses and cattell so cunningly, that it will be hard for any to get them or their cattell, except they be acquainted with some master thiefe, who for some mony (which they call saufey-mony) may help them to their...
Page cxxvi - After he was licensed, they sent him at first to preach in Annandale. He said, How could he go there ? He knew not what sort of people they were. But Mr Welch said, Go your way, Ritchie, and set the tire of hell to their tails.
Page lxxx - ... other, and when they be well beaten* and that the one party hath obtained the victory, they then glorify so in their deeds of arms and are so joyful, that such as be taken they shall be ransomed...
Page xl - ... whereof they had but one or two, nor tumbling of stones, the things of their chief annoyance, whereby they might be able any while to resist our power or save themselves; they plucked in a banner that afore they had set out in defiance and put out over the walls, a white linen clout tied on a stick's end, crying all with one tune, for 'Mercy!
Page lxxxvi - Gilpin ordered the sexton to reach it him : but upon his utterly refusing to touch it, he took it down himself, and put it in his breast. When the people were assembled, he went into the pulpit, and before he concluded his sermon took occasion to rebuke them severely for these inhuman challenges. 'I hear...
Page iv - Walter had the gudis geir soumes of money and dettis of the avale and prices efter following pertening to him the tyme of his deceis...
Page xl - Men may sometimes do that hastily in a gere [business], whereof, after, they may soon repent them," did take them to grace, and therefore sent one straight to them. But, ere the messenger came, the hackbutters had got up to them, and killed eight of them aloft. One leapt over the walls, and, running more than a furlong after, was slain without, in a water. All this while, at Thornton, our assault and their defence was stoutly continued : but well perceiving how on the one side they were battered,...

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