Landmarks of Old Stirling

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E. Mackay, 1899 - 383 pÓgines
 

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PÓgina xxiii - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
PÓgina xxiii - That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow • warmer among the ruins of lona.
PÓgina 91 - Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.
PÓgina 95 - Rendered into English, the preceding instrument reads thus : " William, King of Scots, to all good men, clerical and lay, greeting: Wit ye me to have granted and given, and by this my present charter confirmed to God and the Church of the Holy Trinity...
PÓgina 91 - For, indeed, the greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, or in its gold. Its glory is in its Age, and in that deep sense of voicefulness, of stern watching, of mysterious sympathy, nay, even of approval or condemnation, which we feel in walls that have long been washed by the passing waves of humanity.
PÓgina 188 - The tinkling of the silver bell, or the sisters' holy hymn. And there five noble maidens sat, beneath the orchard trees, In that first budding spring of youth, when all its prospects please ; And little...
PÓgina 307 - For Freedom's battle once begun. Bequeathed by bleeding Sire to Son, Though baffled oft. is ever won.
PÓgina 131 - ... fortunes and their own at the end! of the fifteenth, and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries in all the courts of western Europe.
PÓgina 193 - Two-thousand horse and more foot; and the place standing upon a river not navigable for shipping to relieve the same,
PÓgina 194 - Dean, and some others, up to Bannockburn ; hearing that the Enemy were marched on the other side towards our forces in Fife. Indeed they went four or five miles on towards them ; but hearing of my advance, in all haste they retreated back, and possessed the Park, and their other works. Which we viewed ; and finding them not advisable to attempt, resolved to march to...

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