Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, Volume 11

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Página 194 - He needs must think of her once more, How in the grave she lies; And with his hard, rough hand he wipes A tear out of his eyes.
Página 169 - This witness is true : wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith ; 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men that turn from the truth.
Página 15 - I am very much obliged to you for the kind way in which you have responded to the toast of Celtic Literature, as well as for your reception of the name of the Celtic Magazine and the looming ''Scottish Highlander...
Página 143 - ... wit Bede, that he should give it to him ; and he did not give it, and a son of his took an illness after (or in consequence of) refusing the clerics, and he was nearly dead (lit.
Página 13 - ... speech upon you, but referring shortly to other matters, I may be allowed to say how pleased I am to see you, sir, occupying that chair ; and let me say that I never heard you speaking at a gathering of this kind, but I admired the fine Celtic spirit which always pervaded your speeches. (Applause.) At the same time, I may be permitted to say that the Society ought to feel pleased that perhaps the only peer of the realm who can speak the Gaelic language correctly and fluently, holds the position...
Página 168 - Highland student, he lapsed into a " charity teacher," supported by the Society and Committee which I have mentioned. The Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge had its origin in the design of a few private gentlemen, who met in Edinburgh in the year 1701, to establish charity schools in the Highlands. Their first school was started at Abertarff, which was then " the centre of a country where ignorance and popery did greatly abound " ; but the teacher was so harshly treated by the people that...
Página 220 - ur glacadh le acanan teann ; Na'm biodh uachdaran dligheach na shuidh' air 'ur ceann, Cha rachadh 'ur sgapadh gu machair nan Gall. Cha b'i mhachair bu taitnich le na Glaisich dhol ann, 'Nuair a thigeadh an samhradh, ach braighe nan gleann ; Bhiodh aran, im, agus caise, ga'n arach gun taing, Crodh-laoigh air an airidh, bliochd a's dair ann's an am. Cha 'n'eil 'n 'ur ceann-cinnidh ach duine gun treoir, Tha fo smachd nan daoin-uaisle chuireas tuathal...
Página 73 - The men are taller than the Celti, with hair less yellow; and slighter in their persons. As an instance of their height, we ourselves saw at Rome some youths who were taller by so much as half a foot than the tallest there ; but they were distorted in their lower limbs, and in other respects not symmetrical in their conformation.
Página 241 - ... also altereth their tast. There are many Eagles, especially at the west end of the Main and in Choye. I was very credibly informed that an Eagle did take up a swaddled Infant a month old, which the mother had laid down untill she went to the back of the Peat-stack at Houton-head, & carried it to Choye viz. four miles, which being discovered by a traveller who heard the lamentations of the mother, four men went presently thither in a boat, and knowing the Eagles nest, found the child without any...
Página 128 - The said day Mr. Thomas Houston, minister of Boleskine, regretted by his letter to the Brethren of the Exercise that all persons of all ranks indifferently buried their dead within his church, not only his own parishioners but some others of the neighbouring paroches, so that several coffins were hardly under ground, which was like to be very dangerous and noisome to the hearers of the Word within the said church, and therefore earnestlie intreated the advice...

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