The Celtic Magazine, Volume 9

Alexander Mackenzie, Alexander Macgregor, Alexander Macbain
A. and W. Mackenzie, 1884

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Página 41 - All ye as a wind shall go by, as a fire shall ye pass and be past; Ye are Gods, and behold, ye shall die, and the waves be upon you at last. In the darkness of time, in the deeps of the years, in the changes of things, Ye shall sleep as a slain man sleeps, and the world shall forget you for kings.
Página 553 - Wallace's undaunted heart; Who dared to nobly stem tyrannic pride, Or nobly die, the second glorious part, (The patriot's God peculiarly thou art, His friend, inspirer, guardian, and reward!) O, never, never Scotia's realm desert ; But still the patriot and the patriot bard In bright succession raise, her ornament and guard!
Página 434 - The mistress and servants of each family take a sheaf of oats and dress it up in women's apparel, put it in a large basket, and lay a wooden club by it, and this they call Briid's Bed : and then the mistress and servants cry three times, Briid is come, Briid is welcome.
Página 73 - The demand for labour increases with the increase of stock, whatever be its profits ; and after these are diminished, stock may not only continue to increase, but to increase much faster than before. It is with, industrious nations, who are advancing in the acquisition of riches, as with industrious individuals. ^ great stock, though with small profits, generally increases faster than a small stock with great profits.
Página 74 - On the other hand, when commerce has become extensive, and employs large stocks, there must arise rivalships among the merchants, which diminish the profits of trade, at the same time that they increase the trade itself.
Página 430 - The rites begin with spilling some of the caudle on the ground, by way of libation ; on that every one takes a cake of oatmeal, upon* which are raised nine square knobs, each dedicated to some particular being, the supposed preserver of their flocks and herds, or to some particular animal, the real destroyer of them ; each person then turns his face to the fire, breaks off a knob, and, flinging it over his shoulder, says, ' This I give to thee, preserve thou my horses ; this to thee, preserve thou...
Página 73 - According, therefore, as the usual market rate of interest varies in any country, we may be assured that the ordinary profits of stock must vary with it, must sink as it sinks, and rise as it rises. The progress of interest, therefore, may lead us to form some notion of the progress of profit.
Página 430 - Every one, blind-fold, draws out a portion. He who holds the bonnet is entitled to the last bit. Whoever draws the black bit, is the devoted person who is to be sacrificed to Baal, whose favour they mean to implore in rendering the year productive of the sustenance of man and beast. There is little doubt of these inhuman sacrifices having been once offered in this country as well as in the East, although they now omit the act of sacrificing, and only compel the devoted person to leap three times...
Página 179 - Compared wi' this, how poor religion's pride, In all the pomp of method and of art, Where men display to congregations wide, Devotion's every grace, except the heart...
Página 70 - Bach who robbed me." And she went forth after him, running. And he saw her, and changed himself into a hare and fled. But she changed herself into a greyhound and turned him. And he ran towards a river, and became a fish. And she in the form of an otterbitch chased him under the water, until he was fain to turn himself into a bird of the air.

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