Raiderland; All About Grey Galloway, Its Stories, Traditions, Characters, Humours by Samuel Rutherford Crockett

Raiderland; All About Grey Galloway, Its Stories, Traditions, Characters, Humours

bySamuel Rutherford Crockett

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE RAIDERS' COUNTRY I.--WHY WE ARE WHAT WE ARE Between Dee and Cree--that is our Galloway. A link of Forth were almost worth it all. The uninstructed conceives of Galloway as but a parish somewhere in broad Scotland. To the native it is--as its wild Picts were in the national line of battle--the very vanguard of empire. When we meet each other far over seas, or even in such outlandish parts as Edinburgh, to be of Galloway warms our hearts to one another, and not unfrequently, perhaps, uncorks the "greybeard." But when we of one part of that wide province meet one another down in Galloway itself we are a little apt to walk round each other, and growl and snarl like angry stranger curs at one another's heels. For to the man from the Rhynns, the man from the East Side that looks on Nith is but a border thief. And with regard to a man from Dumfries itself, the question is not whether any good can come out of such a Nazareth, but rather whether any evil can come out of anywhere else. However, we are forgetting Ayrshire. To belong to Dumfries is indeed a crime in the eyes of every true son of the ancient and independent province. But yet there is a kind of pity attached to the ignoble fact, as for men who would have helped the matter if they had been consulted in time, but who now have to face the fault of their parents as best they may. The case is, however, entirely different with an Ayrshireman. He is an Ayrshireman by intent. For him there can be no excuse. For his villainy no palliation. Is there not in the records of Scottish law a well-authenticated case in which one Mossman was hanged on May 20, 1785, upon the following indictment:--1. That the prisoner was found on the king's highway without cause. 2. That he "wandered in his discoorse." 3...

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Title:Raiderland; All About Grey Galloway, Its Stories, Traditions, Characters, HumoursFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217745733

ISBN - 13:9780217745734

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