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Concerning the Highlands

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198063117
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080199 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0010
Concerning the Highlands

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In the Highlands, there are few towns, but mountains, forests, and desolate spots abound. There, for twelve months in the year, it snows and rains; but the males of the country, especially the lower orders, are used to the snow and cold that they do not suffer any inconvenience from either. The Highlanders wear a bonnet and jacket, but neither breeches nor boots. Their lower body is covered to the knee with the skirt of their jacket; the knee is bare. Below the knee they wear cotton stockings on their legs, and shoes with buckles on their feet, and carry about with them a double-edged sword. The author learned that their valour and bravery are extraordinary. He also heard stories about Englishmen.

Keywords: Highlands; Highlanders; mountains; forests; snow; Englishmen

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