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The Complaynt of Scotland: Written in 1548, With a Preliminary Dissertation ...
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Page 287 - Sloggorne (gatheringwords or war-cries) of most of the true ancient surnames of Scotland, from old experience and observation. Some of them I have discoursed, and found to have reason and discretion. One of them told me there were not now above twelve of them in the whole isle ; but he remembered when they abounded, so as at one time he was one of five that usually met at St Andrews.
Page 234 - ... end. She arrives at the well, after encountering many dangers ; but soon perceives that her adventures have not reached a conclusion. A frog emerges from the well, and before it suffers her to draw water, obliges her to betroth herself to the monster, under the penalty of being torn to pieces.
Page 247 - The seauen wise Masters, The wife lapt in a Morels skin. The sak full of nuez. The seargeaunt that became a Fryar, Skogan, Collyn cloout. The Fryar & the boy, Elynor Rumming, and the Nutbrooun maid, with many moe then I rehearz heere : I beleeue hee haue them all at hiz fingers endz.
Page 343 - Meg, upo' her back, Bare baith him and his billy ; Will ye compare a nasty pack To me your winsome Willy ? My gutcher left a good braid sword ; Tho...
Page 198 - And zit, in many preve nokes, May men find of Merlin bokes. Merlin said thus, with his mowth, Out of the north into the sowth Suld cum a bare over the se, That suld mak many man to fle ; And in the se, he said ful right, Suld he schew...
Page 77 - Their names are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces; the whole occupying a complete circle, or broad belt, in the heavens, called the Zodiac.
Page 262 - Auf der anderen Seite wiederum ist er gegen Sektenunruhen (Bl. 132v). Er verurteilt die "battellis asephales, that is quhen the pepil gadris togiddir in ane grit conuentione but the autorite of the superior, as did the comontis of germanye quhilkis var the numer of ane hundyr thousand men, thai did grit domage, thai obeit nocht to their dukis and superioris, than the duc of saxon and the langraue of hasse venqueist and distroyit them.
Page 226 - A bowl or cup of gold. In the Complaynt of Scotland we read " at that tyme the pepil var as reddy to drynk vattir in ther bonet, or in the palmis of ther handis, as in ane glas, or in ane tasse of siluyr.
Page 102 - ... appollo the god of sapiens, that kepit kyng admetus scheip, vitht his sueit menstralye, none of thir tua playit mayr cureouslye nor did thir viij scheiphyrdis befor rehersit; nor zit al the scheiphirdis that virgil makkis mention in his bucolikis, thai culd nocht be comparit to thir foir said scheiphyrdis ; nor orpheus that playit sa sueit quhe he...
Page 160 - Inglis men contrar thar natyue cuntreye, ther craggis sal be put in ane mair strait yoik nor the Samnetes did to the Romans, as kyng Eduard did til Scottis men at the blac parlament at the bernis of Ayr, quhen he gart put the craggis of sexten scoir in faldomis of cordis, tua and tua, ouer ane balk, of the maist principal of them,