Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 3

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Page 332 - How charming is divine Philosophy ! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Page 91 - Chartier is well known. Finding this famous poet asleep in the saloon of the palace, she stooped down and kissed him — observing to her ladies, who were somewhat astonished at the proceeding, that she did not kiss the man, but the mouth which had uttered so many fine things : a singular, and, as they perhaps thought, too minute a distinction.
Page 207 - So with a friendly farewell, I left him as well as I hope never to see him in a worse estate ; for he is amongst Noblemen and Gentlemen that knowe his true worth, and their own honours, where with much respective love he is worthily entertained.
Page 10 - Behind is a kind of organ with two angels, not of ideal beauty, and perhaps portraits of the king's two sisters, Mary Lady Hamilton, and Margaret, then unmarried, — a conjecture supported by the uncommon ornament of a coronet on the head of one of "the angels. Hardly can any kingdom- in Europe boast of a more noble family picture of this early epoch ; and it is in itself a convincing specimen of the attention of James the Third to the fine arts.
Page 418 - In 1622 a more stringent measure was passed, termed an " Act that nane send wynes to the His...
Page 402 - HUSS, bachelor in divinity, and master of arts, the bearer of these presents, journeying from Bohemia to the Council of Constance, whom we have taken under our protection and safeguard, and under that of the empire...
Page 302 - Towards the top are four windows, which have served for the admission of light ; they are equidistant, and five feet nine inches in height, and two feet two inches in breadth, and each is supported by two small pillars. At the bottom are two rows of stones projecting from beneath, which served for the basis of a pedestal.
Page 321 - And I love it. I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine; and, I believe, Dorothy (taking her hand), you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife.
Page 402 - Constance, whom we have taken under our protection and safe-guard, and under that of the empire, enjoining you to receive him and treat him kindly, furnishing him with all that shall be necessary to speed and assure his journey, as well by water as by land, without taking...
Page 455 - now to be seen," says Hasted, " as well oa the heaths near Crayford, as in the fields and woods hereabout, many •artificial CAVES, or holes in the earth; some of which are ten, some fifteen, and others twenty fathoms deep. At the mouth, and thence downward, they are narrow, like the tunnel or passage of a well; but at the bottom they are large, and of great compass; insomuch, that some of them have several rooms, or partitions, one within another, strongly vaulted, and supported with pillars of...

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