The New Scotch Haggis; Consisiting of Pieces Connected with Scottish Drollery

The New Scotch Haggis; Consisiting of Pieces Connected with Scottish Drollery

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...ladies hastened to the water--each in anxious expectation of getting a glance of the "beloved object;" but lo! instead of beholding the " form and face" they so fondly anticipated, they were surprised to see only their own rosy cheeks and sparkling eyes glancing from below. "Sure you are mistaken, woman," exclaimed one of them, "for we see nothing but our own faces in the water."---' Very true, mem," replied the sagacious fortune-teller, "but these will be your husband's faces, when you are married'" gtottisfy aSraberin When Edward III. made his first expedition against the Scots, and had proceeded as far as Durham, and was for several days unable to find them, he offered a free pardon, and a reward of 100 for life, to any person who would bring him intelligence of the Scots. The first account which he did receive of them was in a way little, expected. While the two armies were laying on opposite sides of the river Wear, in the middle of the night an alarm was created by shouts, "A Douglas! a Douglas! die, ye English thieves." That gallant chieftain had passed the river at a distance with two hundred followers, and entering the rear of the camp, galloped towards the king's tent, the cords of which he cut with his own hand. He killed about three hundred men, and then effected bis retreat in safety, ltngular Notice. On a piece of board, over the door of a house in Culross, was the following notice: "Furnish rum hear." ON A FIDDLER. John Catgut in this grave is laid, Nane e'er a brisker bow did draw, Hell play nae mair, for now he's play'd, "Gude night an' joy be wi' you a' MR. BIN. Erudent iriamque pudore tepretset, OVID. A hoax of late wi' merry glee more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640489
  • 9781236640482