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  • But he had then, as always, a pretty guid conceit o 'himsel' -- which his clique have done nothing to check.

    Robert Louis Stevenson: a record, an estimate, and a memorial

  • o 'the name himsel' -- the laird o 'a score o' toonships a 'settled by himsel'.

    Neville Trueman, the Pioneer Preacher : a tale of the war of 1812

  • "I wadna say that exactly; but there's been a gran bailie body wi 'me that calls himsel' your uncle, and a braw young callant, a bairn o 'his, I'm thinking."

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • Come awa '- he's up at the hoose, gey pleased wi' himsel '.

    Flashman's Lady

  • Weel-a-weel, Pottie Lawson an 'twa-three mair o' them got Sandy to mak 'a wadger o' five bob that he wud rin three miles in twenty-five meenits oot the Sands, an 'they tell me Sandy's been oot twa-three times trainin' himsel '.

    My Man Sandy

  • There's naethin 'Saunders disna think he could improve, excep' himsel 'mibby.

    My Man Sandy

  • Ye'll reckolect, ef ye've ever bin ter camp-meetin ', that Abel got knocked out o' time by his cuzzin Cain, an becawse Abel war misproperly named, and warn't _able_ when the crysis arriv ter defen 'himsel' in an able manner.

    Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road or, The Black Rider of the Black Hills

  • The minister was weel thocht o '; he was aye late at the writing, folk wad see his can'le doon by the Dule water after twal' at e'en; and he seemed pleased wi 'himsel' and upsitten as at first, though a 'body could see that he was dwining.

    Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) Ghost Stories

  • He got up frae his bed, and I could make oot a rustling noise, as though he were dressin 'himsel', and presently his footfa 'as he began tae walk up and doon in his room.

    The Mystery of Cloomber

  • Ye see, my faither had bocht an awfu 'thrawn young bull at the Dumfries fair, an' he had been gaun gilravagin 'aboot; an' whaur should the contrary beast betak 'himsel' to but into the Roman camp on Craig

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

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