Publications of the Scottish History Society

T. and A. Constable, 1896

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Andrew Melrose brought what is said to be the first direct, legal import of tea from China to Scotland, independently of the East India Company, into Leith Harbour, Edinburgh, in 1835. Melrose's tea ... Llegeix la ressenya completa


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Pàgina 42 - This whole fabric hung, as it were, by a large tree, which reclined from the one end, all along the roof to the other, and which gave it the name of the Cage...
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Pàgina 254 - I have had the good fortune to engage foi. 1948. in my service ; and besides his consummate knowledge in military affairs, he is possessed of a thousand aimable qualities. Yet nothing endears him to me so entirely as his entertaining the same sentiments with regard to your Royal Highness that I do.

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