Memoirs of the rev. William Legg by George ColborneMemoirs of the rev. William Legg by George Colborne

Memoirs of the rev. William Legg

byGeorge Colborne

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... "August 3rd, 1800, George Legg and his wife Barbara Brebner, in Cuminestoun, had a child born, and named William." Thus, with true Scottish simplicity and terseness, "the Records of the Parish of Monquhitter " set forth, in a sentence, the main particulars of an event, which to us is so interesting, that we believe volumes of very readable literature might be written about it and its sequences. Those dry "Records," in their official terseness, say nothing about all that took place at the time in the way of parental yearnings, and hopes, and fears; the plans that were formed; the prayers that were offered; the rejoicings with friends and neighbours that were held; and about the feelings and doings of this little ""William" himself. And yet all these things were quite as real--in a certain sense more real--and, without doubt, far more interesting than just those names and dates B which have received immortality from the hands of the Parish Registrar. But, though by far the most important particulars of this event, all these things have entirely passed away, and are now hopelessly beyond the reach of mortal ken. However, this is a misfortune which, deplore it as we may, we cannot remedy. And it seems to me that as it is with the first sentence of these memoirs, so it must be, more or less, all through; for the cause of this misfortune lies deep;--as far beyond the reach of mine, or any one else's affection, as it was beyond both the reach and the concern of the Registrar's officialism. The real explanation of this very apparent and equally deplorable partiality on the part of fame, is simply this: Man is a spirit, and his outward con. duct and all that is observable about him is merely superficial, except in so far as it indicates hopelessly hidden depths be...
Title:Memoirs of the rev. William LeggFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217512712

ISBN - 13:9780217512718