4 edition of Reminiscences Of Scottish Life And Character found in the catalog.
|Statement||Kessinger Publishing, LLC|
|Publishers||Kessinger Publishing, LLC|
|LC Classifications||July 25, 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 112 p. :|
|Number of Pages||88|
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" An old woman was exhorting a servant once about her ways. There was a sort of infatuation in the supposed dignity and manliness attached to powers of deep potation, and the fatal effects of drinking were spoken of in a manner both reckless and unfeeling. Here's health, wealth, wit, and meal. --On humour proceeding from Scottish language, including Scottish proverbs. " These were the notions of a people in whose eyes the power of swallowing whisky conferred distinction, and with whom inability to take the fitting quantity was a mark of a mean and futile character.
Sir Walter Scott, William Erskine, and Cranstoun, had dined with this Selkirk writer, and Scott--of hardy, strong, and Reminiscences Of Scottish Life And Character frame--had matched the writer himself in the matter of whisky punch. Upon his appearing late at a convivial club with a most rueful expression of countenance, and on being asked what was the matter, he exclaimed with great solemnity, "Gentlemen, I have just met with the most extraordinary adventure that ever occurred to a human being.
It appears to me to be slanderous and calumnious to compare a Diamond Beetle to the filthy and mischievous animal libelled. ' These were short epigrammatic sentences, expressive of moral feelings and virtues, and were thought refined and elegant productions.
Robertson and addressed him confidentially--"Doctor, I understand ye are a brother of my gude freend Peter Robertson of Edinburgh, therefore I'll gie you a piece of advice,--Bend weel to the Madeira at dinner, for here ye'll get little o't after.
Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. May the mouse ne'er leave our meal-pock wi' the tear in its e'e. " Andrew looked at the place, and coolly replied, "What a big lee, it's a cauff. Ramsay, died in 1806, and left a domestic who had been in his service since he was ten years of age; and being at the time of his master's death past fifty or well on to sixty, he must have been more than forty years a servant in the family.
This having happened so often as to come to the ears of the bishop, he suspended him from the performance of divine service.
" After sufficiently scratching his head, and considering what he should do, he showed the letter to Pitfour, who smiled, and said drily, "Well, John, I suppose we must go. He built an excellent inn, to render it a stage for posting. I hae cuist'n my coat and waistcoat, and faith I dinna ken how lang I can thole my breeks. If the feelings shrink from what is coarse in expression, we may hope that vice has, in some sort, lost attraction.
Cloth bound with gilt title and detail, gilt top page edges.
" "Why, how many are there? In the mornings it was a favourite amusement of Lord Gardenstone to look it over.