The Annals of Glasgow; Comprising an Account of the Public Buildings, Charities, and the Rise and Progress of the City

The Annals of Glasgow; Comprising an Account of the Public Buildings, Charities, and the Rise and Progress of the City

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...concerning such persons that came under the penalty of the Act, between.the ages of fourteen and seventy years, " that their eares may be nayled. to the Trone, or to anither tree, and their eares cutted off, and banished the Countrie, and gif thereafter they be found againc, that they be hanged;" and, in a further part of the same Act, a description is given of those who arc to be esteemed vagabonds, and idle beggars; from which it may be inferred, that even beggars attended the Universities. A student, was rewarded, by a special permission, to beg, and privileged to ask alms; the words are, "all vagabond schollers of the Universities of Sant Andrew's, Glasgow, and Abirdine, not licensed by the Rector and Dean of Facultie of the Universitie, to ask alms." The value of this begging privilege, in those times, was very great, since a licence preserved a student from the punishment of death, which was to be inflicted on those found guilty of repeated begging. Among other reasons which might be adduced for the early instruction of the Scottish nation, it may be remarked, that the Reformation from Popery, in almost all the countries which had embraced the Protestant faith, owed a great deal to the energies and exertions of their respective princes, while in Scotland, the Reformation principles emanated solely from the people, who had but just thrown off the Papal hierarchy, when James VI., and his Son and Grandson, Charles I. and II., showed an inveterate deter inination to compel their subjects in Scotland to accept of a form of Church government, contrary to the dictates of their consciences. As Glasgow thus early became one of the chief theatres for religious discussion, and stood nobly out for the Presbyterian form of more

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