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Scotland and the Scottish Church (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
Discovery Miles 2 840
Scotland and the Scottish Church (Paperback): Henry Caswall
Scotland and the Scottish Church (Paperback): Henry Caswall

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Scotland and the Scottish Church (Paperback)

Henry Caswall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 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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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Henry Caswall
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-36570-5
Barcode: 9781151365705
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-36570-X

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