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REMEMBER, v. Sc. usages, paralleled by those of Mind, v., which is more freq. used in Sc. in all senses of remember:

1. With of, on or inf. (instead of Eng. gerund): to have memory of, to recollect (Sc. 1881 A. Mackie Scotticisms 26; Sh., Inv., m.Sc. 1968). See O, prep., 2. (2), Of, 2., On, prep., 2. Deriv. ¶rememberful, full of memories (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.). Sc. 1714  W. Fraser Bk. Carlaverock (1873) II. 192:
She remembers perfectly well on both our grand mothers.
Sc. 1753  Session Papers, Struther-Ker v. Ker 8:
He does not remember to see any Houses on the Lands of Cakemuir.
Sc. 1808  Lockhart Scott i.:
I remember of detesting the name of Cumberland, with more than infant hatred.
Sc. 1844  H. Stephens Bk. Farm II. 606:
I remember of another case in which there was no appearance of a lamb.
Ags. 1866  D. Mitchell Hist. Montrose 29:
Some of us who heard his trial discourse, must remember of a dove flying about in the church.
Peb. 1896  T. Dobson Reminiscences 106:
I do not remember of having seen him even once in the village.

2. To remind (of or about). Rare and obs. exc. dial. in Eng. Sc. 1706  Earls Crm. (Fraser 1876) II. 11:
I only remember you of these things at their very earnest request.
Sc. 1808  Edb. Review (Jan.) 285:
He takes care to remember us of Dr. Johnson's saying.
Uls. 1880  Patterson Gl.:
I'll call in the morning and remember you about it.
Fif. 1964  :
That's what remembered me.

3. Ppl.adj. remembering, in comb. remembering prayer, the prayer in which others are remembered, the intercessory prayer. Ayr. 1822  Galt Provost xxix.:
During the remembering prayer, Mr. Pittle put up a few words for criminals under sentence of death.
Ayr. 1823  Galt R. Gilhaize xvi.:
The precentor rose to read the remembering prayer.

4. Phr. to remember something to somebody, to remember to repay, to make good (Uls. 1953 Traynor), to requite a good turn (ne.Sc., em.Sc.(a), wm. and sm.Sc. 1968). Sc. 1887  Jam.:
Lend me five pund, man, an I'll remember 't to you on term day.

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