Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, Volume 16

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Página 12 - the extension of the Catholic faith, the promotion of virtues, and the cultivation of the understanding by the study of theology, canon and civil law, the liberal arts, and every other lawful faculty.
Página 207 - ... he proceeded home, a distance of about twelve miles of dreary hill, where he arrived early in the morning; but the fright had nearly cost him his life, for he fell into a fever, and it was many weeks before he recovered. " This Macpherson of Braekaely was commonly called Callum Beg, or Little Malcolm ; and there is reason to believe that he was one of those who fought in the famous battle of the Inch of Perth, in the reign of Robert the Third.
Página 208 - ... mouth and swallowed it. The irritable little fairy struck the hind with the band with which she had tied its hind legs, saying at the same time, ' May a dart from Murdoch's quiver pierce your side before night...
Página 244 - Yoruba, languages, the Ebo, Ashantee, and Fantee, Kossa, Fulah. " The Vasco-Kolarian has tree and house conforming to village and grove. The roots for tooth and bone supply names for implements. The names for beasts are based on those for the dog, and altogether the early elements appear to belong to a stage when men were passing from an age of stone to one of bone, and from caves to tree dwellings.
Página 296 - November next, according to the present stile, betwixt the hours of twelve at noon and two afternoon, to be hanged by the neck upon the said gibbet, by the hands of an executioner, until he be dead ; and thereafter to be hung in chains upon the said gibbet...
Página 203 - ... east o'er, that is, when Adam planted the Liosmor, he sat in a bonny bothan on a brae in Lochaber, an nae doot lukit eastwar to Badenoch, an' saw a"thing sproutin' an growin' atween im an the sun fan it cam ripplin o'er the braes frae Athole in the braw simmer mornings." " But, Mac, the Bible further says, they took fig leaves and made themselves aprons; you cannot say that figs ever grew in Badenoch.
Página 246 - ... the Circassian-Otomi has to be accounted for. The higher Sumerians are marked as city-building people, but the Circassian in the Caucasus is what the Otomi is in Mexico. The Otomis must have preceded the Sumerians in South America or been driven forward by them, as the Agaw-Guarani were into Brazil. The Otomis may have had connections or dealings with the monument-building races of North America. At a later date, on the Sumerian kingdoms in Mexico becoming weaker, they returned and invaded Mexico....
Página 79 - I had never seen this young man, the subject of the sharp pangs of a tender father. I retained him the whole day at my house, endeavouring to dissipate his fears as much as I possibly could, and making him promise on parting to come straight to my house on leaving the boat. The next day, at evening, I heard a great knock at my door. I ran thither, and perceived the good father holding a young man by the hand, of a jolly figure, who cried to me, his eyes sparkling with joy. " Behold, my friend, the...
Página 206 - ... told him, that as it was now late, he intended to remain that night in a bothy at Dalenluncart, a little distance off. They accordingly proceeded to this bothy, and it was quite dark by the time they reached it, " Macpherson, on putting his hand on the bed to procure dry heather for lighting a pipe, discovered a dead body; and without taking any notice of the circumstance, merely remarked, — ' I don't like this bothy ; we will proceed to Callaig, about a mile off, where we shall be better accommodated.
Página 149 - II., by charter'dated 28th April, 1451, not in recompense for his services at the Battle of Brechin, as is generally stated, but upwards of a year before that event. The great family of Gordon and Huntly originally came from near the Borders. They obtained their name of Gordon from the lands of Gordon, now a parish and village in the west of the Merse, SW Berwickshire. There, also, was the quondam hamlet of Huntly, a name now represented there only by the farm called Huntlywood. The parish gave the...

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