An Inquiry Into the History of Scotland Preceding the Reign of Malcolm III. Or the Year 1056, Including the Authentic History of that Period, Том 2

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Стр. 13 - ... name, built ! Now it can be clearly shown that Scandinavia was, down to a late period, nay, is at present, almost overrun with enormous forests, where there was no room for population. Adam of Bremen, who wrote in the eleventh century, instructs us that even in Denmark at that time the sea-coasts alone were peopled, while the inner parts of the country were one vast forest. If such was the case in Denmark, we may guess that in Scandinavia even the shores were scarcely peopled. Scandinavia is...
Стр. ii - Yet such is our ignorance, who are but slowly eloping from barbarism, that the name of Goth, the sacred name of our fathers, is an object of detestation Instead of turning our admiration to that great people, who could annihilate so potent an empire, instead of blessing the period that delivered all kingdoms from the dominion of one, we execrate our progenitors, to whom we are indebted for all our present happiness! "Rome, Rome," Pinkerton continues, "what were thy laurels to these?
Стр. 57 - the real Celtic, Is as remote from the Greek as the Hottentot from the Lapponic.
Стр. 23 - It is a self-evident proposition that the Author of nature, as he formed great varieties in the same species of plants, and of animals, so he also gave various races of men as inhabitants of several countries : a Tartar, a Negro, an American, &c. &c., differ as much from a German, as a bull-dog, or lap-dog, or shepherd's cur, from a pointer. The differences are radical, and such as no climate or chance would produce ; and it may be expected that as science advances, able writers will give us a complete...
Стр. 13 - Mimlly followed by Isidorus, by Beda, who calls Scandinavia Scythia, by Paulus Diaconus, by the geographer of Ravenna, and by innumerable others in the dark ages ! Nay, such an effect may even a very weak writer (for such...
Стр. 92 - ... done, he denounced, in very unmeasured terms, the people who spoke it — nay, the whole Celtic race as lying beneath the level even of barbarism, and thus necessarily incapable of producing either poetry or prose. " The Celts are of all savages the most deficient in understanding. Wisdom and ingenuity may be traced among the Samoieds, Laplanders, Negroes, &c., but among the Celts none of native growth. . . . To say that a writer is a Celt is to say he is a stranger to truth, modesty, and morality.
Стр. 82 - Englifh, or French, or Germans, or other paltry modern nations, to that high honour ! Indeed the malice and contempt borne by the Celtic favages ; for they are favages, have been favages fince the world began, and will be for ever favages while a feparate people...
Стр. 275 - ... till 1297 At Dunkeld, Dumblane, and Breckin, they elected the Bishops yet later than at St . Andrews. At the two last they constituted, with their prior, the dean and chapter, till about 1240. To a late period the only common clergy in Pickland [ie Pictland] were Irish. When the church of St. Andrew was made metropolitan by Kings Achy and Grig, at the end of the ninth century, it was long before a native clergy could be formed; and the Irish clergy, from superior opportunities and learning, and...
Стр. 72 - to have been a man of great talents for the age, and of celebrity in arms. His formation of a regular standing army, trained to war, in which all the Irish accounts agree, seems to have a rude imitation of the Roman legion in Britain.
Стр. 59 - ... knowledge here in Britain, who know the Celts ,to be mere radical favages, not yet advanced even to a ftate of barbarifm...

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