The man with the torch bent down over the water, and looked earnestly in; and then he said: “Tak’ that muckle fellow, lad; he’s ower fifteen punds; and haud your hand steady.”
In a word, thus much I may conclude of poor men, that though they have good parts they cannot show or make use of them: ab inopia ad virtutem obsepta est via, 'tis hard for a poor man to rise, haud facile emergunt, quorum virtutibus obstat res angusta domi.
"Cum, Geordy, haud the bairn, Aw's sure aw'll not stop lang, Aw'd tyek the jewl me-sel, But really aw's not strang.
The fear o' hell's a hangman's whip, To haud the wretch in order; But where ye feel your honour grip, Let that aye be your border; Its slightest touches, instant pause;-- Debar a' side-pretences; And resolutely keep its laws, Uncaring consequences.
they haud their weary roar, An' slide awa', an' I grow sleepy: Or lang, they're up aboot my door, Yowlin', I'm cauld, an' weet, an' creepy!
Oh haud your hands frae inkhorns, though a' the Muses woo; For critics lie, like saumon fry, to mak' their meals o' you.
Vatis avarus haud facile est animus;" and the minister, who shall find leisure, from party and faction, to carry such a scheme into execution, will, in all probability, be respected by posterity, as the Maecenas of letters.