These grave and weighty councils were alternated by huge feasts and revels, like some of the old feasts described in Highland castles.
Most of the clerks were young men of good families, from the Highlands of Scotland, characterized by the perseverance, thrift, and fidelity of their country, and fitted by their native hardihood to encounter the rigorous climate of the North, and to endure the trials and privations of their lot; though it must not be concealed that the constitutions of many of them became impaired by the hardships of the wilderness, and their stomachs injured by occasional famishing, and especially by the want of bread and salt.
He heard the Highland
battle-cry and the clash of steel on steel, for fighting came near his home, and his own people joined the standard of the Pretender.
There are many incidents given in the trial that point to Alan's fiery spirit and Highland
quickness to take offence.
= the Hudson Highlands
, a mountainous region in Putnam and Dutchess Counties, through which the Hudson River passes in a deep and picturesque gorge; Eolus = God of the winds; Boreas = God of the North wind; Seneca = one of the Finger Lakes in central New York State; Grecian king = both the Senecas of antiquity, the rhetorician (54 BC-39 AD) and his son the philosopher/statesman (4 BC-65 AD), were, of course, Romans--in any case, Lake Seneca is named after the Seneca nation of the Iroquois Indians; Park-Place = already in 1816 a fashionable street in lower Manhattan; Chippewa = an American army defeated the British at Chippewa, in Canada near Niagara Falls, on July 5, 1814; Lawrence = Captain James ("Don't give up the ship
I was on that hill when Vaughan burned ‘Sopus in the last war; and I saw the vessels come out of the Highlands
as plain as I can see that lime- scow rowing into the Susquehanna, though one was twenty times farther from me than the other.
It has only been to throw a little money into their Pockets (continued Augusta) that my Father has always travelled in their Coach to veiw the beauties of the Country since our arrival in Scotland--for it would certainly have been much more agreable to us, to visit the Highlands
in a Postchaise than merely to travel from Edinburgh to Sterling and from Sterling to Edinburgh every other Day in a crowded and uncomfortable Stage.
From the distance and the elevation of the highlands
where I stood the Pellucidarian noonday moon showed half in sunshine and half in shadow, while directly be-neath it was plainly visible the round dark spot upon the surface of Pellucidar where the sun has never shone.
We had about given up hope," replied her father, "when Sing suggested to me that we cut across the highlands
that separate this valley from the one adjoining it upon the northeast, where we should strike other tribes and from them glean some clue to your whereabouts in case your abductors had attempted to carry you back to the sea by another route.
Clara's early years were spent in a lonely old house in the Highlands
Introduced to the mountains and lakes of the Highlands
, her ladyship positively declined to improve her acquaintance with them.
Germaine has a house in Berkeley Square and a country-seat in the Highlands
Bidden to observe the highlands
of the Hudson, they gaped, unsuspecting, at the upturned mountains of a new- laid sewer.
I packed up my chemical instruments and the materials I had collected, resolving to finish my labours in some obscure nook in the northern highlands
The silence was not of long duration, for Mr Swiveller, after favouring us with several melodious assurances that his heart was in the Highlands
, and that he wanted but his Arab steed as a preliminary to the achievement of great feats of valour and loyalty, removed his eyes from the ceiling and subsided into prose again.