The chief of Glen-Orchay [a poem, by W. Bennet].

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Page 253 - When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath threshed the corn, That ten day-labourers could not end; Then lies him down, the lubber fiend, And, stretched out all the chimney's length, Basks at the fire his hairy strength; And crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first cock his matin rings.
Page 244 - In consecrated earth, And on the holy hearth, The Lars and Lemures moan with midnight plaint ; In urns and altars round A drear and dying sound Affrights the Flamens at their service quaint ; And the chill marble seems to sweat, While each peculiar Power foregoes his wonted seat.
Page 244 - The lonely mountains o'er And the resounding shore A voice of weeping heard, and loud lament; From haunted spring and dale Edged with poplar pale The parting Genius is with sighing sent; With flower-inwoven tresses torn The Nymphs in twilight shade of tangled thickets mourn.
Page 250 - There being about thirty of the inhabitants one ilay together in the isle Soa, they espied a man with a grey coat and plaid, in a shirt, floating on the sea upon his belly, and saw likewise a Mall pecking at his neck ; this vision continued above a quarter of an hour, and then disappeared ; but shortly after, one of the spectators chanced to fall into the sea, and being drowned, resembled the forewarning vision in all things, and the Mall was also seen upon his neck ; this was told me by the steward...
Page 258 - And wizards' wits be blind, The Scots in place must reign, Where they this stone shall find.
Page 258 - The names of the stone are both of them derived from a persuasion the ancient Irish had, that in what country soever the stone remained, there one of their blood was to reign." TOLAND'S History of the Druids, p. 152. Sir G. Wilkinson found a stone in a statue, sonorous, and that in its top while concealed from below, he could by striking it produce a sound. Referring to this incident, while standing beside...
Page 249 - The Brownie was a very obliging spirit, who used to come into houses by night, and for a dish of cream to perform lustily any piece of work that might remain to be done: sometimes he would work, and sometimes eat till he bursted : if old clothes were laid out for him, he took them in great distress, and never more returned.
Page 220 - Brcadalbane estates caused the roof to be taken off, merely to obtain an easy supply of wood, to the irreparable injury of the castle, and the unavailing regret of its noble proprietor, who was then absent. The greatest care is now taken of its preservation ; but, open and exposed as it now is, time and the winter storms will soon work its decay. Wordsworth has addressed some fine lines to...
Page 218 - At its eastern end, however, the stranger may spend weeks in examining the beauty of its wooded and varied shores and islands, or the grandeur of its lofty mountains and deeply U secluded glens. The water of the Lake appears a basin enclosed among mountains of rude and savage aspect, but lofty and grand, ' filling,' says Dr. Macculloch, ' at once the eye and the picture, and literally towering above the clouds.
Page 217 - Fort-Souachan, about six miles down its southern shore. Here the scenery can hardly be equalled in Great Britain . but the remaining portion of the Lake is uninteresting to the traveller, possessing little variety, and neither beauty nor grandeur.

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