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Página lix - Chancery, or his depute or substitute ; and it shall not be necessary to have the seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept and used in Scotland in place of the Great Seal thereof...
Página cxvi - Have you ever heard repeated, or sung, any of the poems ascribed to Ossian, translated and published by Mr. Macpherson ? By whom have you heard them so repeated, and at what time or times ? Did you ever commit any of them to writing? or can you remember them so well as now to set them down?
Página xxxiv - Shetland sheep are never clipt or shorn ; but that about the beginning of June the wool is pulled off (which is done without the smallest pain or injury to the animal), leaving the long hairs...
Página xxix - May) and which will be found in great numbers on the veins of the leaves on their under side ; you are then to take the preparation, or liquor, and after dipping the brush into it, and holding the brush towards the under side of the bush, which is to be raised and supported by the hands of another person ; and by drawing your hand gently over the hairs of the brush, the above liquid is sprinkled, and falls in small drops on the leaves ; the consequence of which is, if the eggs are there, they never...
Página 120 - Through buds and bark, into the blacken'd core, Their eager way. A feeble race! yet oft The sacred sons of vengeance; on whose course Corrosive famine waits, and kills the year.
Página 142 - And calls the floods from high, to bless his bowers, And feed with pregnant streams the plants and flowers ; Soon as he clears whate'er their passage...
Página 37 - When estimating the quality of kelp, the early merchants had to rely upon rule-of-thumb methods. 'It is estimated to be of good quality', says Angus Beaton, 'when on breaking a piece, it is found to be hard, solid, and resembling good indigo, that is, when it has some reddish and light blue shades running through it. When it has none of its peculiar salt taste, it is unfit for making ley, though it may be of use to glass makers'.5 Advances in analytical chemistry during the eighteenth century soon...
Página iii - An inquiry into the MEANS OF THEIR IMPROVEMENT, by establishing Towns and Villages — by facilitating Communication through different parts of the Highlands of Scotland, by Roads and Bridges — advancing Agriculture, and extending Fisheries — introducing useful Trades and Manufactures — and, by an exertion to unite the efforts of the Proprietors, and call the attention of Government towards the encouragement and prosecution of these beneficial purposes.
Página lxiii - ... thereof, shall be in and by all things good, firm, valid, sufficient, and effectual in the law according to the true intent and meaning thereof, and shall be taken, construed, and adjudged in the most favourable and beneficial sense for the best advantage of the said...