Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Scottish Peasants

The Highlanders walk nimbly and upright, so that you will never see, among the meanest of them, in the remote parts, the clumsy, stooping gait of the French peasants, or my own country fellows, but, on the contrary, a kind of stateliness in the midst of their poverty. Edward Burt.

The young women of the mountains of Scotland are, in general, remarkably clean, when compared with our peasants. There is a charm in the arrangement of their hair, and an ease and grace in their manner of holding their head. Their short petticoat, commonly of a deep colour, shows off the whiteness of their legs, which are admirably shaped, though large and vigorous. They have the beauty of strength. Charles Nodier.

Scottish Proverbs and Scottish Sayings

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