Sen throw vertew incressis dignitie, And vertew is flour and rute of noblesse ay, Of ony wit or quhat estait thow be, His steppis follow and dreid for none effray: Eject vice and follow treuth alway: Lufe maist thy God that first thy lufe began, And for ilk inche he will the quyte ane span. […]
Icollumkill, antiently called Iona, lays from Colle to the south and south-east about thirty-six myils of sea, and is distant from the south end of Mulle about one myil of sea. It is two myills in lenth, and almost from east to west, and one mile in bredth. It is very fertill; commodious for fishing […]
The Highlanders had no feasts nor rejoicings at a birth, but a funeral was conducted with all the display which the parties could make. All the clan, and numerous neighbors, were invited and entertained with a profusion of every thing. The male part of the procession was regularly arranged according to rank, and, instead of […]
Colmkill. Narrest this be twa myles of sea, layes the ile the Erische callit I-colm-Kill, that is, Sanct Colm’s ile, ane faire mayne ile of twa myle lange and maire, and ane myle braid, fertill, and fruitfull of corne and store, and guid for fishing. Within this ile there is a monastery of mounckes, ane […]
Mary, Queen of Scots was crowned on this day in the year of Our Lord 1543.