Its situation, general plan and literary associations suggested a comparison that gave Edinburgh the name of " the modern Athens "; but it has a homelier nickname of " Auld Reekie," from the cloud of smoke (reek) which often hangs over the low-lying quarters.
The Auld Brig is said to date from the reign of Alexander III.
He had sixteen children, his son Patrick being the "auld Wodrow" of Burns's poem "Twa Herds."
Other thriving trades include the glass-works on the shore, pottery-works in the "auld toon," dye-works and a factory for the making of electrical appliances.
The "auld clay biggin" in which Robert Burns was born on the 25th of January 1759, has been completely repaired and is now the property of the Ayr Burns's Monument trustees.
The "auld haunted kirk," though roofless, is otherwise in a fair state of preservation, despite relic-hunters who have removed all the woodwork.
Ian Maclaren's first sketches of rural Scottish life, Beside the Bonnie Briar Bush (1894), achieved extraordinary popularity and were followed by other successful books, The Days of Auld Lang Syne (1895), Kate Carnegie and those Ministers (1896) and Afterwards and other Stories (1898).
The original Secession church - the kirk of the Auld Lichts - was founded in 1806 and rebuilt in 1893.
Every sentimental consideration was against a Union with a prelatic kingdom, " an auld enemy," which drove a hard bargain by threats of excluding Scottish commodities.
Naturally the opposite party, whether seceders, or " High Flyers," as they were called, within the church, had most influence with the populace, so that " the Trew Universal Kirk " of Scotland was broken into several communions, differing but slightly in accepted doctrines, and not at all in mode of worship. Their tendency has been centripetal, and all the " Free Churches " are agreed in their views concerning the prolonged existence of " the Auld Kirk."
From the new bridge of Don to the "auld brig" of Dee there is tramway communication via King Street, Union Street and Holburn Road - a distance of over five miles.
A little to the west is the Auld Brig o' Balgownie, a picturesque single arch spanning the deep black stream, said to have been built by King Robert I., and celebrated by Byron in the tenth canto of Don Juan.
to the west of the present line of Port Street, and the "auld brig" ‚over the Forth to the north, a quaint high-pitched structure of four arches, now closed to traffic. It dates from the end of the 14th century and was once literally "the key to the Highlands."
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
Two pedlars arrived at the north side of the river seeking admittance by the Auld Brig [still in use] .
I wis ower young, an Dublin wis ower auld.
auld kirk in Prague in the Czech Republic.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, For the sake of auld acquaintance be forgot, For the sake of auld lang syne?
auld enemy " he was eventually defeated in a bloody massacre at Culloden.
auld wives of the parochin Are thinkin ' him a gospel lamb.
auld alliance " with England's enemy.
I learned that fin he grew auld he pit on corsets an dyed his hair.
For the Government, the Auld report offers a far more radical blueprint for change than it is willing to introduce.
An the puir auld caird, that bi nou wes feelin gey disjaskit in his eild, gledlie gied thaim til him.
It's called progress, but the auld codger approves: Hugh told Classic Rock Magazine - " I'm on their mountain.
The maist unusual place I've written a poem wis in the crypt unner an auld kirk in Prague in the Czech Republic.
As an ex magistrate myself I am grateful to you and Lord Justice Auld for the high esteem in which you hold the magistracy.
Sae awa she gaed til the glen ti spier at the wyce auld trout anent hirsell.
I too, like you, was born and bread in the auld toon.
I wis ower young, an Dublin wis ower young, an Dublin wis ower auld.
wis still the same auld da, gaun tae his work, cairryin on in the hoose.
He never talked aboot it, wis still the same auld da, gaun tae his work, cairryin on in the hoose.
The Christmas Guitar Chord Songbook - Over 40 songs are available in this publication including Auld Lang Sine, Deck the Halls and Coventry Carol.
So the moment arrives … you gather around the television and watch the glittering orb descend in Times Square and the toast is given and Auld Lang Syne is sung (kudos to you if you know all the words!).
For instance, it would be easier to use a picture of musical notes and call out "music" or "songs" than to try to communicate the title "Auld Lang Syne" with an image.
The series followed the adventures of the reunited Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) and Doctor Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) as they battled Ra's "people," the parasitic Go' auld.
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