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1853. Excerpt: ... KUmartin--Crinan Canal.--Voyage to Oban.--Sunset
in the Highlands.--Free Kirk.--Sound of Mull.--Treshnish
Isles.--Staffa.--Entrance into FingaVs Cave.--Approach to the holy
Isle of Iona.--Ruins in
Iona.--Crosses.--Sepulchres.--Cathedral.--Meditations in the ruined
Chancel. After the close of morning service at Lochgilphead I
accompanied the Bishop's curate to Kilmartin, a distance of about
twelve miles to the northward. We passed, on our way, the remains
of no less than three Druidical circles, which seemed to indicate
that ideas of peculiar sanctity were associated with this region in
the times of remote antiquity. The mountain scenery was
occasionally picturesque, but the habitations of the Highlanders,
which we passed at long intervals, externally appeared little
superior to the wretched cabins of the Irish. As we approached
Poltalloch we saw the magnificent mansion of Mr. Malcolm, now
approaching to completion, and I was shewn the situation of the
beautiful episcopal church which that gentleman is erecting at a
cost of five thousand pounds. The greater part of the neighbouring
population are supplied with ample employment and good wages by
this liberal and spirited Churchman. The church being incomplete,
the congregation at Kilmartin assembled in a neat and comfortable
school-room. The Church Society was brought before their notice and
a collection was made, as at Loch-gilphead in the morning. Having
returned to the episcopal residence for the night, I embarked on
the following morning in a packet-boat on the Crinan canal. The
vessel was drawn by three horses driven by a postilion, and
proceeded at the rate of five or six miles in the course of an
hour. The tints of autumn had now settled on the vegetation, and
imparted additional richness to the fine...
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