Scottish notes and queries Volume 1-3

9781236217523: Scottish notes and queries Volume 1-3
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ... height and probable age? J. Strachan. 217. Thomas The Rhymer.--Thomas Learmonth of Ercildoune, or, as he is commonly called, Thomas the Rhymer, who lived in the latter end of the 13th century, was in his time thought to be possessed with supernatural power, and endowed with the gift of prophecy. Many localities throughout Scotland have prophecies connected with them which are ascribed to the Rhymer, though opinions vary in regard to their genuineness. A number of places in Aberdeenshire--e. g., Fyvie Castle, Gight Castle, Towie-Barclay, Invcrugie Castle, and the Bass of Inveruty, have prophecies connected with them. Would any correspondent give quotations of these, and show how far they have been fulfilled? J. Strachan. 218. Superstition About Egg Hatching.--Quoting a letter, Thackeray, in his Four Georges, writes:--"Three fine geese, with thirteen eggs under each (several being ducks' eggs, else the others do not come to naturity). Has any one information regarding the prevalence, origin, &c, of this superstition? W. J. Calder Ross. 219. Rev. Jamks Fullarton Of Thurso.--"(Rev.) James Fullarton was admitted Session Clerk of Thurso, 1674, which he resigned, and was admitted 1682 to Uunnett (Caithness), translated 1684 to St. Ninians, Stirling, and died Feb., 1687. His wife was Isabella Munro." So far, says Hew Scott's Fasti. I should lie extremely obliged if you, or any of your correspondents in the above parts, would give me any information of Mr. Fullarton, or of his wife, other than the above notice. Lux In Tknebris. 220. Erskine Of Dun.--In 1747 Erskine of Dun claimed 2000 in the Court of Session in respect of his rights as Constable of Montrose. Where can an account of the evidence for and against this claim be obtained? James G. Low...

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