Recollections of Dr. John Brown, Author of 'Rab and His Friends', Etc., with a Selection from His Correspondence

Recollections of Dr. John Brown, Author of 'Rab and His Friends', Etc., with a Selection from His Correspondence

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... faces, and were seen clear against the sky in their wild tragic forms; then shrouded again; and then one looking out here and there as if to say, 'don't presume, we are all here.' It is a wonderful place for power and a certain weird solemnity: we were quite filled with the glory of the place.' In his paper on ' Minchmoor, 'l while crossing with him from Traquair to Yarrow, we seem to feel the awe of the weird and solitary scene--especially around ' the haunted spring;' and see with him, on reaching the fiat head of the moor, the distant range of the Cheviots and Lammermoors, which burst on 1 Hor. Sub., Series iii. p. 241. the view, while the 'great round-backed, kindly, solemn hills of Tweed and Ettrick lie all about like sleeping mastiffs--too plain to be grand, too ample and beautiful to be commonplace, ' In this fancied excursion he relieves, as it were, fatigue, by reminiscences of the place where Sir Walter Scott met, and parted for the last time, with Mungo Park, the distinguished African traveller; and of a crack with a 'fine specimen of a Border herd--young, tall, sagacious, self-contained, and free in speech and air, ' who in praise of Jed, his fine collie, black and comely, gentle and keen, said, with a true south country accent: 'Ay, she's a fell yin; she can dae a' but speak;' and who, on being asked if the dog needed much teaching, replied: 'Her kind needs nane; she sooks 't in wi' her mither's milk.' And on descending into the beautiful, classical, and deservedly besung vale of Yarrow our thoughts turn to the Border raids; the Douglas tragedy, and the Dowie Dens; to the Flower of Yarrow, the bold Buccleuch, and the outlaw Murray. Altogether this paper is most refreshingly racy and artistic. It recalls the lines of Wordsworth as more

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