The Scotch haggis; consisting of anecdotes, jests [&c.] with a coll. of epitaphs and inscriptions

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Página 12 - ... eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive.
Página 271 - Our life is but a winter's day, Some only breakfast and away, Others to dinner stay and are full fed. The oldest man but sups and goes to bed, Large is hia score who lingers out the day, Who goes the soonest has the least to pay.
Página 280 - Constant and stedfast, zealous, witnessing For the prerogatives of Christ their King ; Which truths were seal'd by famous Guthrie's head, And all along to Mr Renwick's blood : They did endure the wrath of enemies : Reproaches, torments, deaths, and injuries. But yet they're those who from such troubles came, And now triumph in glory with the Lamb.
Página 272 - Behold and see as you pass by As you are now so once was I; As I am now, so you must be Prepare for death and follow me.
Página 222 - My bellows, too, have lost their wind; . My fire's extinct, my forge decayed, And in the dust my vice is laid. My coal is spent, my iron's gone, My nails are drove, my work is done ; My fire-dried corpse lies here at rest, And, smoke-like, soars up to be bless'd.
Página 275 - Stop, passenger, until my life you read, The living may get knowledge from the dead. Five times five years I...
Página 209 - As for fruit, for their grandsire Adam's sake, they never planted any ; and for other trees, had Christ been betrayed in this country, (as doubtless he should bad he come as a stranger,) Judas had sooner found the grace of repentance, than a tree to hang himself on...
Página 296 - FOR ONE WHO WOULD NOT BE BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. HEROES and kings! your distance keep; In peace let one poor poet sleep, Who never flatter'd folks like you : Let Horace blush, and Virgil too.
Página 314 - M'Nair and Jean Holmes having taken into consideration the way and manner our daughter Jean acted in her Marriage, that she took none of our advice, nor advised us before she married, for which reason we discharged her from our Family, for more than Twelve Months ; and being afraid that some or other of our Family may also presume to marry without duly advising us thereof, We, taking the affair into our serious consideration, hereby discharge all and every one of our Children from offering to marry...
Página 282 - His pleasant purpose then prevailed, For of his God he got the grace To live in mirth and die in peace.

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