'Land of the Mountain and the Flood'; Scottish Scenes and Scenery Delineated

'Land of the Mountain and the Flood'; Scottish Scenes and Scenery Delineated

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...eloquence, was offered, and accepted the see of Dunblane. It was natural to expect that the memory of that sad day when, a youth in Edinburgh, he heard that his father, with torn shoulders and branded face, had been cast into prison, and doomed to heavy fine, would have made him abhor the very thonght of a bishopric. Moreover, he had himself signed the Covenant; he had distinguished himself by fidelity among many faithful ministers to the Presbyterian order, and numbers with whom he had held Christian communion were prepared to suffer bonds and death in their opposition to what they deemed Popish and unscriptural; and on these grounds, apart from the consideration of his father's sufferings, it might have been taken for granted that he would have returned an absolute negative to the offer which had been made to him. But, on the other hand, he had found an element of contention in the Presbyterianism of that time that was deadening to the religious spirit, and he hoped that in his new office he would be able to soften animosities and allay the bitterness of controversy; nor had he ever been opposed on principle to a moderate and unostentatious episcopacy. No one could have justly charged him with self-seeking in consenting to become a bishop. It was not for filthy lucre, for the income of his see was not more than 130; not for personal honour, for he requested as a favour from his friends that they would not address him by the usual titles; not for ecclesiastical pomp, for the episcopal residence was little more than a heap of stones, and the cathedral was unroofed and shattered. But whatever may be the conclusion as to his wisdom or consistency in allowing himself to be raised to the episcopal chair, there can be no diversity of opinion as...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654742X
  • 9781236547422