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Traditional Stories of Old Families and Legendary Family History Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R448
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Traditional Stories of Old Families and Legendary Family History Volume 1 (Paperback): Andrew Picken

Traditional Stories of Old Families and Legendary Family History Volume 1 (Paperback)

Andrew Picken

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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.1837 Excerpt: ... ef Craigievar still continued his merchandising in the city of Edinburgh; and, adding by degrees still more to his gains, he repaid the bishop all that he ever borrowed, and died a much richer man than he, being possessed not only of the above estates, but of the barony of Auchtertoul in Fife, and the baronies of Finhaven and Carriston.--Se MicheWi Scotsman't Library, &c. This story will, perhaps, remind the reader of the one told of Swift. The satirical dean having to preach a charity sermon to which he had little good-will, from the opinion he had formed of his audience, said nothing of the subject until the sermon was ended. He then told them, that this was a mere matter of business, and as such he would talk of it. They knew as well as he, that they had certain poor to provide for, who looked to their purses. He then merely read them the text, which says, "He that giveth to the poor, lendeth to the Lord"--and added, "if you approve of your security, down with your money."--With this he sent round the plate for collection. Note E. page 6. There is a romantic story about the noble old castle of Craigievar, (or the rock of Mar, ) and of the manner in which it came into the possession, first of the Mortimers and then of the Forbeses, which we cannot make room for at present, to tell it as we could wish; so, like the seventeenth head of the Scots minister's sermon, we must reserve it for another and " a more convenient opportunity." We may, however, mention, that of the three old castles In this parish, there are two besides Craigievar that deserve' mention, from the traditions attached to them. "The castle of Lenturk," says Sir John Sinclair," now in ruins, is supposed to be older than either of the other two. It appears to have been built early in the sixte...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Andrew Picken
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-95148-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-95148-6
Barcode: 9781150951480

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