Chronicles of Glenbuckie

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byHenry Johnston

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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. 1889. Excerpt: ... CHAPTEB XXIV. The Minister's Record (concluded). Alas! alas! who would have thought that the words of a poor demented spae-woman should have been charged with such deep prophetic significance 1 Profound trouble, of a truth, has come upon us; but I thank the Lord that it has come as she foretold, from without. In my more immediate family circle there is much to sustain and cheer me; and, to speak with strict accuracy, there is need for such sustenance and cheer, for from without there is sore and grievous trouble pressing upon us. The Church, alas! is rent asunder. The Evangelicals have, indeed, taken their departure in much greater numbers than was expected, and last Sabbath I preached a sermon to a congregation consisting of my wife, the twin bairns, my lawful serving-woman, William Dickie, and Peter Shule, the betheral. William Dickie came round to the vestry when I was taking off my gown, and told me he fully expected M'Clymont, the blanket-weaver, and M'Alpine, to be present; but it seems, after all, they followed the multitude and went down to hear the gospel according to the Free Church, as preached in Matthew Spale's workshop. It is painful to think how the people have slipped away clean out of my hands, how they have deserted their ancient faith, and with it relinquished all respect for those who minister in the sacred courts where they were wont to worship. This was painfully brought to my mind the other day, as I passed through the village to visit a poor body who had received the sad news that her son had been drowned on his first voyage to the Indies. Some half dozen laddie-weans were sitting by the roadside, scraping together all the rubbish and road glaur they could find within reach. They seemed so eident over their task that I could not he...

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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. 1889. Excerpt: ... CHAPTEB XXIV. The Minister's Record (concluded). Alas! alas! who would have thought that the words of a poor demented spae-wom...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217457991

ISBN - 13:9780217457996

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