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Identifier: bookofhighlandmi00ogilrich
Title: A book of Highland minstrelsy
Year: 1846 (1840s)
Authors: Ogilvy, Eliza Ann Harris Dick McIan, Robert Ronald, d. 1856
Publisher: London, G.W. Nickisson
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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ons; hence arose a Lowland proverb, Highlandlairds tell out their daughters tochers by the light of the Michaelmasmoon. Petty thievery was almost unknown; even the English visitors re-mark with commendation on the honesty of the meanest kerne. Everything in the hills was conducted in due form, and they went forth to robas they went to fight, attaching nearly equal merit to success in eitherundertaking. The Highland ladies wore the rich silks and velvets which werereadily imported from France ; the lower classes contented themselveswith a garment called arisaid, of striped cloth, probably not unlikethe tartans which formed the distinguishing apparel of their male kins-men : that they at times wore the tartan itself appears from Martinswork on the Western Islands, and also from an English writer whodwells on the fastidious nicety displayed by the Highland ladies in thearrangement of the coloured checks, which they drew with their ownhands as a pattern ere the work was woven in the loom.

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DUNEALLANDY. In the good old stirring time Celt and Saxon lived at feud,Oft their hands in foulest crime By that variance were imbruedPassions then were falsely large, Love impulsive, fierce desire,Hate bequeathed in dying charge To the children from the sire; JBunfallantJu. 31 Life was cheap and vengeance stern, Death familiar presence wore,Softer was the Druids cairn Than the warriors heart of yore. Then the heather and the broom Clothed from head to foot the strath,Few were gardens trim in bloom, Shaven turf or gravelled path ;Poor the crops along the haugh, Wild the pastures on the hill.And the burn knew not the law Of the life-supporting mill.Then with Autumns yellow leaves Swept the creagh through the glen,And the Saxons choicest beeves Vanished with the Highlandmen. Then in pride of silken dress Walked the dames of high degree. Those of homelier comelinessGarbed by simple housewifery. Maids untochered maids were left,While the heiress richly dowered 32 Smifallflutw. Oft was fro

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