Tales and Sketches...

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Blackie & son, 1837
 

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Sida 211 - Thomas, in metre, when he died; an' though I have read it a hunder times in St Mary's kirkyard, where it is to be seen to this day, I canna say it ower. But it says that he was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame, and that the Lord would requite him in a day to come, or something to that purpose.
Sida 151 - A blank, my lord. She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on her damask cheek : she pined in thought, And with a green and yellow melancholy She sat like patience on a monument, Smiling at grief.
Sida 131 - He lost his father when he was an infant, and his mother dying when he was about twenty years of age, left him the sole proprietor of the estate, besides a large sum of money at interest, for which he was indebted, in a great measure, to his mother's parsimony during his minority. His person was tall, comely, and athletic ; and his whole delight was in warlike and violent exercises. He was the best horseman and marksman in the county, and valued himself particularly upon his skill in the broadsword...
Sida 68 - O that I will, I daresay," said I, as saucily as might be. In the meantime I plied the beautiful Clifford, until her heart was melted, and she told me her whole story, and a most interesting story it was: unluckily for me, there happened not one word of it to be true, an inference which I would have been the last man in the world to have drawn. I proffered myself her friend and protector, in the most noble and disinterested manner; and though these were not frankly accepted, still they were by degrees...
Sida 353 - Hech-wow ! but that is awesome ! And where is it thought they have ta'en her to, Bessie?' 'O, they hae some guess at that frae her ain hints afore. It is thought they hae carried her after that satan of a creature, wha wrought sae muckle wae about the house. It is for him they are a' looking, for they ken weel, that where they get the tane they will get the tither.
Sida 351 - What, what's that? Och ay, we're just in time, just in time.' And often was he hammering over the name of 'Evil Merodach, King of Babylon', to himself. He seemed to have some farfetched conception that his unaccountable jotteryman was in some way connected with the death of his only son, and other lesser calamities, although the evidence in favour of Merodach's innocence was as usual quite decisive. This grievous mistake of Lady Wheelhope can only be accounted for, by supposing her in a state of...
Sida 290 - ... possibility of mistake: but whosoever can read his Bible, and solve a dream, can do either, without being subjected to any material error. It is on this ground that I like to contemplate, not the theory of dreams, but the dreams themselves; because they prove to the unlettered and contemplative mind, in a very forcible manner, a distinct existence of the soul, and its lively and rapid intelligence with external nature, as well as with a world of spirits with which it has no acquaintance, when...
Sida 183 - ... pack on his back. Alice had seen as long a pack, and as broad a pack ; but a pack equally long, broad, and thick, she declared she never saw. It was about the middle of winter, when the days were short, and the nights cold, long, and wearisome. The...
Sida 343 - And, sir, your lady will be hanged.' 'Very likely; well, it will teach her not to strike so rashly again — Ha, ha, ha ! Will it not, Jessy?' But when this same Jessy died suddenly one morning, the Laird was greatly confounded, and seemed dimly to comprehend that there had been unfair play going. There was little doubt that she was taken off by poison; but whether the Lady did it through jealousy or not, was never divulged; but it greatly bamboozled and astonished the poor Laird, for his nerves...

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