The Court of Session Garland

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJames Maidment

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...description, which gave the learned men, both of Modern Athens and Aberdeen, an opportunity of displaying their research in its elucidation. This was a document purporting to be a Crown grant by Robert the Bruce, " Hebraeo Judseico " of the lands of " Happerstaines." The reddendo was very peculiar, being " tria preputia aurata." The deed was slipped into a parcel of genuine writings, and found by a gentleman who was engaged in a topographical work relative to Aberdeen. The delight with which this credulous person received this unique grant of land to a jew, so far back as the days of the Bruce, may be well conceived. He talked of it as one of the most extraordinary discoveries of modern times,--it was to be printed,--and a facsimile given:--at last he was undeceived, and his vexation may be better imagined than described. The fabricated charter is still preserved amongst the muniments in the house of Skene. His death was deeply regretted by men of all parties,--his political antagonists knew his worth, and respected his integrity; for Mr. Skene never sacrificed his notions of right and wrong to party feelings; to him a job was a job, whether perpetrated by Whig or Tory. He was above all the little tricks and subtleties by which many persons strive to get on in the world,--he rose solely by industry and talent, and he maintained his high position by manliness, honesty, and good feeling. 2 Captain.Barclay of Ury, whose science in re so-fist-ica, is well known. 3 Then Colonel, now Major-General Sir George Tees-dale. This gallant officer, who was much respected and esteemed by the inhabitants of Edinburgh, was remarkably corpulent,--his, appearance on horseback was consequently very remarkable. XXVII. ROBERTSONIANA. The two first pasquinades...

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...description, which gave the learned men, both of Modern Athens and Aberdeen, an opportunity of displaying their...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217752470

ISBN - 13:9780217752473

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