Musa Latina Aberdonensis; Arthur Johnston, Ed. by Sir W. D. Geddes. 1892-95

Musa Latina Aberdonensis; Arthur Johnston, Ed. by Sir W. D. Geddes. 1892-95

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...fiammat amor. 1 Lauder's preface to Musae Sacrae, p. vi., and Epigram, p. lxxiv. of same. In Gardyne's Garden there is an English poem in honour of " Mr. J. Lesl.," who can be no other. 13. OF ORKNEY. George Graeme, or Graham, minister at Scoone, afterward Bishop of Dumblane (Row's H. of Ch., p. 255; Grub, passim), was one of the three bishops who submitted to the Glasgow Assembly of 1638. When I look to thy person, Graham, what a poor mortal thou art! When I look to the lofty pinnacles of thy mind, what a Titan thou appearest! 13. ORCADUM. Dum corpus tueor, quantillus homuncio, Grami, es? Ardua dum mentis culmina, quantus Atlas? CXVI. TO MR. RICHARD MAITLAND. No one of this name known in the Lauderdale family unless as a servitor of the family. See entry (anno 1629-3o) in Misc. (Sp. Cl.), V. p. 147. The probability is that it is a Richard Maitland of Pittrichie in Udny, Aberdeenshire, of whom some account is given in Collections (Sp. Cl.), p. 358; also in Funerals, p. 437; Nisbet's Heraldry, I. 293. A Richard Maitland, minister at Aberchirder, is dealt with in 164o by the Covenanting party (Spalding, Trubles, I. pp. 311-2). Compare for the vein of thought No. LIII. above. ARGUMENT. Golden gifts thou mayst have from others, Maitland, as thy meed, or purple vestments with Tyrian dye. I can offer only words with no worth, accents of no weight and "numbers" whereof the banker makes no account. Accept, as an old friend from another, a trifle in poor return for thy guerdon. Thy present, I remember, was both of corn and wine: I bring thee only waters from Pierian spring. Exchanging pawkily my poor brass for thy gold, I fulfil the r6le of Diomed, thou of the lavish Glaucus. P CXVI. AD D. RICHARDUM METELLANUM. Aurea dent alii, quae, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653831
  • 9781236653833