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  • His mother took him to the south of Scotland, where, chiefly at Barjarg, she taught him drawing among other things, and allowed him to ride his pony on the moors.

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  • It must have been a good change for this art critic to be the playmate of Mary Macdonald, their gardener's daughter at Barjarg, and to sup with her family on potatoes and milk; and Fleeming himself attached some value to this early and friendly experience of another class.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

  • The reason why they had come to Barjarg, was the report which one of Sergeant Wilson's companions in arms had made, that he knew the deserter was in love with Catherine Chalmers, the farmer's fair and only child.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17

  • Adjoining to the farm-house of Barjarg, and occupying the ground where the mansion-house now stands, there stood an old tower, containing one habitable apartment; but only occupied as a sleeping room by one of the ploughmen, and the herd boy.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17

  • Revolution now put it in the power of Sergeant Wilson to return with his young and interesting family to the farm of Barjarg, and to purchase the property on which the old house stood, it being now in the market; to refit the old burnt tower; to rebuild the old castle, and to live there along with old Adam for several years, not only in comfort, but in splendour.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17

  • Being compelled, at last, to retire without their object -- though not without threatening Catherine with the thumbikins, if she persevered in refusing to discover her lover's retreat -- the family of Barjarg was once more left to enjoy its wonted quietude and peace.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17

  • It was upon a fine summer evening, in the year 1689, just six years after the mysterious disappearance of Catherine Wilson, that the old guidman of Barjarg was sitting enjoying the setting sun at his own door, on the root of an old tree, which had been converted into a _dais_, or out-of-doors seat.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17

  • Things went on for years and years, very much in the old way at Barjarg.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17

  • There is a eonfiderable extent of statural wood in different parts of the pariih, confiding chiefly of oak and afh, with fome birch and alder* In the woods up - en theeftatc of Barjarg, is an oak tree remarkable for its great fize and age.

    The statistical account of Scotland. Drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes

  • Macdonald, their gardener’s daughter at Barjarg, and to sup with her family on potatoes and milk; and Fleeming himself attached some value to this early and friendly experience of another class.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

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  • A country locale in Victoria, Australia. I once spent a weekend at a camp there. The common-room of the camp had a pot-bellied room-warmer.

    I was afraid of the pot-bellied room-warmer.

    May 20, 2010