Caledonia Described by Scott, Burns and Ramsay. with Illustr. by J. Macwhirter

Caledonia Described by Scott, Burns and Ramsay. with Illustr. by J. Macwhirter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...(c)aturDag The cheerfu' supper done, wi' serious face, They, round the ingle, form a circle wide; The sire turns o'er, wi' patriarchal grace, The big ha' Bible, ance his father's pride; His bonnet rev'rently is laid aside, His lyart hafifets wearing thin and bare; Those strains that once did sweet in Zion glide, He wales a portion with judicious care; And "Let us worship God!" he says, with solemn air. They chant their artless notes in simple guise; They tune their hearts, by far the noblest aim: Perhaps "Dundee's" wild-warbling measures rise, Or plaintive "Martyrs," worthy of the name; Or noble "Elgin" beets the heaven-ward flame, The sweetest far of Scotia's holy lays; Compared with these, Italian trills are tame; The tickled ear no heartfelt raptures raise; Nae unison hae they with our Creator's praise. The priest-like father reads the sacred page, How Abram was the Friend of God on high, Or, Moses bade eternal warfare wage With Amalek's ungracious progeny: Or how the royal bard did groaning lie Beneath the stroke of Heaven's avenging ire; Or Job's pathetic plaint, and wailing cry; Or rapt Isaiah's wild, seraphic fire; Or other holy seers that tune the sacred lyre. Cfje Cotter'0 SaturDay Perhaps the Christian volume is the theme, How guiltless blood for guilty man was shed; How He, who bore in heaven the second name, Had not On earth whereon to lay His head: How His first followers and servants sped, The precepts sage they wrote to many a land: How he, who lone in Patmos banished, Saw in the sun a mighty angel stand; And heard great Bab'lon's doom pronounced by Heaven's command. Then kneeling down, to Heaven's Eternal Kinc, The saint, the father, and the husband prays: Hope "springs exulting on.show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236633601
  • 9781236633606