History of the Lands and Their Owners in Galloway: With Historical Sketches of the District, Volume 1

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Pagina 245 - HEAR, Land o' Cakes, and brither Scots, Frae Maidenkirk to Johnny Groats ; — If there's a hole in a' your coats, I rede you tent it : A chield's amang you taking notes, And, faith, he'll prent it. If in your bounds ye chance to light Upon a fine, fat, fodgel wight, O...
Pagina 160 - Great, as he is called, about the end of the sixth, or the beginning of the seventh century...
Pagina 158 - In the year of our Lord 565, when Justin the younger, the successor of Justinian, had the government of the Roman Empire, there came into Britain a famous priest .and abbot, a monk by habit and life, whose name was Columba, to preach the word of God to the provinces of the Northern Picts, who are separated from the southern parts by steep and rugged mountains...
Pagina 176 - From councils senseless as intolerant Their warrant. Bodies fall by wild sword-law ; • But who would force the Soul, tilts with a straw Against a Champion cased in adamant.
Pagina 166 - I know a merchant man, which shall at this time be nameless, that bought the contents of two noble libraries for forty shillings price, a shame it is to be spoken.
Pagina 158 - Columba came into Britain in the ninth year of the reign of Bridius, who was the son of Meilochon, and the powerful king of the Pictish nation, and he converted that nation to the faith of Christ, by his preaching and example...
Pagina 170 - THE TRUTH is, that in the NEW TESTAMENT there is no mention made of any DEGREES or DISTINCTIONS in ORDERS, but only of Deacons or Ministers, and of PRIESTS OR BISHOPS...
Pagina 161 - IN the year of our Lord's Incarnation 156, Marcus Antoninus Verus, the fourteenth from Augustus, was made emperor, together with his brother, Aurelius Commodus.
Pagina 129 - Henry, who was blind from his birth, in the time of my infancy composed the whole Book of William Wallace; and committed to writing in vulgar poetry, in which he was well skilled, the things that were commonly related of him. For my own part, I give only partial credit to writings of this description. By the recitation of these, however, in the presence of men of the highest rank, he procured, as he indeed deserved, food and raiment.
Pagina 159 - ... subject, according to the example of their first teacher, who was not a bishop, but a priest and monk ; of whose life and discourses some writings are said to be preserved by his disciples. But whatsoever he was himself, this we know for certain, that he left successors renowned for their continency, their love of God, and observance of monastic rules.

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