The Beauties of Scotland: Containing a Clear and Full Account of the Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactures; of the Population, Cities, Towns, Villages, &c. of Each County ...

Thomson Bonar and John Brown [and 7 others], 1805 - 544 pages

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Page 492 - This often betrayed him into indecent and undutiful expressions with respect to the queen's person and conduct. Those very qualities, however, which now render his character less amiable, fitted him to be the instrument of providence for advancing the reformation among a fierce people, and enabled him to face dangers, and to surmount opposition, from which a person of a more gentle spirit would have been apt to shrink back.
Page 492 - He was acquainted too with the learning cultivated among divines in that age ; and excelled in that species of eloquence which is calculated to rouse and to inflame.!! His maxims, however, were often too severe, and the impetuosity of his temper excessive. Rigid and uncomplying himself, he showed no indulgence to the infirmities of others.
Page 492 - Rigid and uncomplying himself, he showed no indulgence to the infirmities of others. Regardless of the distinctions of rank and character, he uttered his admonitions with an acrimony and vehemence, more apt to irritate than to reclaim.
Page 264 - ... who will employ and pay men for residing in provinces, where practices are found which they want to introduce into their farms? At the very mention of such exertions, common in England, what mind can be so perversely framed, as to imagine for a single moment, that such things are to be effected by little farmers ? Deduct from Agriculture all the practices that have made it flourishing in this island, and you have precisely the management of small farms.
Page 264 - Who, to improve the breed of his sheep, will give 1,000 guineas for the use of a single ram for a single season ? Who will send across the kingdom to distant provinces for new implements, and for men to use them...
Page 271 - This species of stone, (says he) whether with sulphur, or whatever inflammable substance it may be impregnated, they burn in place of wood, of which their country is destitute.
Page 316 - ... or two between some parts of the dragon and the base. The dragons are chained by the heads, and twisted into one another. This beautiful pillar has round it, from base to capital, waving in the spiral way, four wreaths of the most curious sculpture of...
Page 465 - ... of springs, that formed a run of water, which went down in a ditch to Seaton, where it ended in a mill-dam. In this boggy ground there were a great many cuts and drains which had made some parts of it more firm ; and in these places there were several small inclosures, with hedges, dry stone dykes, and willow trees.
Page 156 - ... exceeded these limits would infallibly lose upon his materials, and the quality of the goods, what he gained in point of time; and in conformity to their opinion, the duty was, in the year 1786, settled upon the supposition that stills could be discharged about seven times a week.
Page 318 - Lothian, became very populous by the great concourse of all ranks and degrees of visitors that resorted to this prince at his palace of the castle of...

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