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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, And the Heroic in History

By: Thomas Carlyle

... is one. Hynde Etin, and still more decisively Red Etin of Ireland, in the Scottish Ballads, these are both derived from Norseland; Etin is evi- dentl... ...gether could not be? High Duchesses, and ostlers of inns, gather round the Scottish rustic, Burns;—a strange feeling dwelling in each that they never ... ..., with universal three- times-three! It seems to me hard measure that this Scottish man, now after three hundred years, should have to plead like a cu... ...soul of all the British lands came among us in the shape of a hard- handed Scottish Peasant. 160 Thomas Carlyle His Father, a poor toiling man, tried... ...ain with. You must get out of that man’s way, or put him out of yours! The Presbyterians, in their de- spair, were still for believing Charles, though...

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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

...hunted through all sorts of tortures, yields a break- fast roll that (as a Scottish baker observed to me) is ‘not just that bad.’ Certainly not: not e... ... never said the thing ascribed to him here as any formal judgment, or what Scottish law would call deliver- ance, upon the ‘Hyperion.’ As to what he m... ...extravagant that the malice of those times could invent against either the Presbyterians or the Independents: and for this I suppose amongst other def...

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

...Tom being thus suddenly dragged into ludicrous notice in pres- ence of the Scottish Doctors, to whom he was ambitious of appearing to advantage, was g... ...two, I prefer the Popish.’ Boswell. ‘How so, Sir?’ Johnson. ‘Why, Sir, the Presbyterians have no church, no apostolical ordination.’ Boswell. ‘And do ... ...lical institution, I think it is dangerous to be without it. And, Sir, the Presbyterians have no public worship: they have no form of prayer in which ... ...they come to it; and certainly, a man who con- quers nineteen parts of the Scottish accent, may conquer the twentieth. But, Sir, when a man has got th... ...mith at General Paoli’s. I spoke of Allan Ramsay’s Gentle Shepherd, in the Scottish dialect, as the best pastoral that had ever been written; not only...

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Lay Morals

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...EW MCCORMICK MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL AND ABOUT FIFTY OTHER TRUE COVENANTED PRESBYTERIANS WHO WERE KILLED IN THIS PLACE IN THEIR OWN INOCENT SELF DEFEN... ... as a gorge in Peru, a haunt of German robbers, and a peaceful vale in the Scottish borders. There is a sad absence of strik- ing argument or real liv...

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