Historical and Statistical Account of Dunfermline, Volume 1

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Genealogical tables of the Wellwods and of Preston of Valleyfield.

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Page 494 - 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 266 - he and his Lords went to Dunfermline, a tolerably handsome town, where is a large and fair abbey of black monks, in which the Kings of Scotland have been accustomed to be buried. The King was lodged in the abbey, but after his departure, the army seized it and burnt both that and the town.
Page 504 - ... but if any one shall presume to attempt this, let him know that he will incur the indignation of Almighty God, and of the blessed apostles Peter and Paul.
Page 289 - Having ascended from the coal-pit, and seeing himself, without any previous intimation, surrounded by the sea, he was seized with an immediate apprehension of some plot against his liberty or life, and called out ' Treason ! ' But his faithful guide quickly dispelled his fears, by assuring him that he was in perfect safety, and, pointing to an elegant pinnace that was made fast to the moat, desired to know whether it was most agreeable to his Majesty to be carried ashore in it, or to return by the...
Page 531 - ALLONE as I went up and doun in ane abbay was fair to se, Thinkand quhat consolatioun Was best in to adversitie, On caiss I kest on syd myne E, And saw this writtin upoun a wall : ' off quhat estait, man, that thow be, Obey and thank thy god of all.
Page 523 - Again wi' might he drew And gesture dread his sturdy bow, Fast the braid arrow flew : Wae to the knight he ettled at, Lament now Queen Elgreed, High dames too wail your darling's fall, His youth and comely meed.
Page 462 - An Act to amend an Act of the Twentieth Year of his Majesty King George the Second, for the Relief and Support of sick, maimed, and disabled Seamen, and the Widows and Children of such as shall be killed, slain, or drowned in the Merchant Service, and for other Purposes.
Page 494 - Our king has written a braid* letter, And sealed it with his hand, And sent it to Sir Patrick Spens, Was walking on the strand.
Page 561 - Galloway, are superior to perhaps any sermons of that age. A vein of practical piety runs through all his evangelical instructions ; the style is remarkable for ease and fluency ; and the illustrations are often striking and happy.
Page 276 - Prince's hand, to subscribe the declaration, he told him, ' that if he was not satisfied, in his soul and conscience, beyond all hesitation, of the righteousness of the subscription, he was so far from over-driving him to run upon that for which he had no light, that he obtested him, — yea, charged him in his Master's name, — not to subscribe that Declaration ; no, not for the three kingdoms !' To which the King answered :

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