Western Worthies

A Gallery of Biographical and Critical Sketches of West of Scotland Celebrities

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Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,182 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 340
Added to site: 2006.10.03
mnybks.net#: 13706
Genre: Biography
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cotland. The first is a battern topaz, same of thistles, emerald, ensigned with an imperial crown proper, and thereon the crest of Scotland, which is a lion sejant guardian ruby, crowned with the like crown he sits on, having in his dexter paw a sword proper, the pommel and hilt, topaz; and in the sinister a sceptre of the last. The other badge is a sword, as that in the lion's paw.

The Duke is proprietor of the greater part of Argyllshire--a county having an area of 2,432,000 acres, of which only 308,000 are under cultivation. The greatest breadth of the mainland is about 115 miles; and from the windings of the numerous bays and creeks, with which the land is everywhere indented, the county is supposed to have more than 600 miles of sea coast. His chief seats are--Inverary Castle, on the banks of Lochfyne; Roseneath Castle, Dumbartonshire; Longniddry, Haddingtonshire; Halnaker, Sussex; and Argyle House, Camden Hill, London.


THE RIGHT HON. H. A. BRUCE.

The Right Hon. Henry Austin Bru

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