I think it was his pedigree only that had the advantage of being Scotch
, and not his "bringing up"; for except that he had a stronger burr in his accent, his speech differed little from that of the Loamshire people about him.
But it is not with the Scotch
as it is with the English, to whom that fluid flesh which is called blood is a paramount necessity; the Scotch
, a poor and sober race, live upon a little barley crushed between two stones, diluted with the water of the fountain, and cooked upon another stone, heated.
the recorded opinions and experiences of distinguished medical professors, French, English, and Scotch
, in more modern days, contenting myself with observing that I shall not abandon the facts until there shall have been a considerable spontaneous combustion of the testimony on which human occurrences are usually received.
I read "English Bards and Scotch
Reviewers," and I liked its vulgar music and its heavy-handed sarcasm.
If I ever shared her fears I never told her so, and the articles that were not Scotch
grew in number until there were hundreds of them, all carefully preserved by her: they were the only thing in the house that, having served one purpose, she did not convert into something else, yet they could give her uneasy moments.
They drank--that is, Nathaniel Letton took mineral water served by the smoothly operating machine of a lackey who inhabited the place, while Dowsett took Scotch
and soda and Daylight a cocktail.
Such a place was the Grotto, where Brissenden and he lounged in capacious leather chairs and drank Scotch
My father had a strong prejudice against the Scotch
Reason as I might, and plead as I might, he still persisted in referring me to the Scotch
Never had I heard such an ordering of liqueurs and of highballs of particular brands of Scotch
He had turned the conversation to the subject of Scotch
marriages in general by way of trying the experiment.
Irish, Germans, French, Scotch
, all the heterogeneous units which make up the population of Maryland shouted in their respective vernaculars; and the "vivas," "hurrahs," and "bravos" were intermingled in inexpressible enthusiasm.