The Topographical, Statistical, and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland; With a Complete County-Atlas from Recent Surveys, Exhibiting All the Lines of Ro

The Topographical, Statistical, and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland; With a Complete County-Atlas from Recent Surveys, Exhibiting All the Lines of Ro

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...Cuttlehill colliery. About 2,000 tons have been sold annually since the coal-work began; but they are expected to increase.--Limestone is found and wrought for sale on the lands of Broomfaall, Roscobie, Lathalmond, and Dunduff. Those at CharlesTon on Broomland lands, are the most extensive: see that article. There are several whinstone and freestone quarries in the parish. Iron-stone pervades the whole coal-field of the Earl of Elgin, in thin bonds and balls, and was once wrought to the extent of 4,000 to 5,000 tons per annum. Copper pyrites, in small quantities, is found imbedded in the clay iron-stone, with carbonate of lime, at the Elgin colliery. Among the most eminent Scotsmen of the 15th century was 'Maister Robert Heriryson, scholmaister of Dunfermling.' He was a poet of considerable fancy, and successfully attempted various styles of composition. His longest poem, --' The Testament of the Fair Cresseide, '--" contains," says Dr. Irving, "many strokes of poetical description, which a writer of more than ordinary genius could only have produced." He wrote a number of fables in Terse, which convey useful lessons, but are rather prolix. Of these, probably the best is 'The Borrowstoun Mous, and the Land wart Mous.' His pastoral Robin and Makyne' displays a love of nature and great sweetness of versification; and his 'Abbey Walk' is full of serious reflections. The learned riri'.iari, Edward Henry-son, LL.D., seems to have been the grandson of the poet. George Durie, abbot of Dnnfermline, was made an extraordinary lord of lession in July, 1541, and keeper of the privy-seal in 1554. He died in 1561. Robert Pitcairn, abbot of Dunfermline, was secretary-of-state in 1570, which office he held during the regencies of...show more

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  • Paperback | 1050 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 52mm | 1,833g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662503X
  • 9781236625038