Scottish Dictionary and Supplement; In Four Volumes. L-Zic Volume 2

Scottish Dictionary and Supplement; In Four Volumes. L-Zic Volume 2

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...That on sowth halfe the Scottis Se He mycht purches of armyd men. Wyntown, viii. 81.6, "The haill thre Estatis hes ordanit, that the Justicis on the south syde of the Scottis tee set thair Justice airis, and hald thame twyis in the yeir, and alswa on the north syde of the Scottis see, as auld vse and custumc is." Acts, Ja. II. 1440. c. 5. Ed. 1566. This phrase, I suppose, must have been used by A.S. writers. For what is rendered in the A.S. translation of Orosius, Scottisc sac, is cxpl. by Lye, Scotticum mare sive fretum. Lye, most probably finding the Frith of Forth thus designed by A.S. writers, understood this as meant; or perhaps Alfred, the A.S. translator, had the same idea, from the use of the expression in bis time. It does not appear, however, that this was the meaning of Orosius; for, in the original, he calls it, Mare Scythicum, probably referring to what is now called the German Ocean, and describes it as, a septentrione, so that it would seem that it is the same sea which he mentions frequently after, under the mime of Oceanus septentrionalis. The Frith of Forth is called the Scottish Sea, Acts, Male. II. c. 8. The country "on the north side of the Scotles sea," is distinguished from that "beyond the Scottcs sea, as in Lowthian, and these partes betwix the water of Forth and Tine." As Mr. Pinkerton observes, that part of Scotland south of Clyde and Forth was not accounted to be in Scotland proper, till a late period, but only belonging to it. The reason of Forth having been called the Scottish sea, seems to be, that the AngH of Northumberland held all the south east part of Scotland, from the Forth to theTweed, for about a century before the year 685. From this date it belonged to the Picts; and even...show more

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  • Paperback | 782 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,370g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489888
  • 9781236489883