Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Volume 33
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...is no evidence in what house Knox lived during these two years, therefore he did not live in any house at all! I have said that casting doubt will not do. Casting doubt is no more use by itself than casting mud. Give me time to burrow, and I shall be prepared, although I do not say with the same zest as Mr Miller, to cast doubt on every fact in Scottish history prior to living memory, and, prior to the same period, on every historical association in Edinburgh--for an adequate remuneration! It would be uncongenial employment, and I should have to deal with the matter not in the broad and patriotic spirit suitable for such an enquiry, but with the microscopic eye of the fly, and to insist on the kind and amount of evidence which would send a man to the scaffold, or obtain a warrant from the Dean of Guild Court. But, pursuing the main lines of Mr Miller's argument, I think I could, for instance, persuade a good many people that the claims of the chapel in the Castle to the deservedly sainted name of Malcolm Canmore's Wife are exposed to the greatest doubt, and that the nomenclature of the Marian rooms in Holyrood must be abandoned. At this point, however, I must make a qualification. Although there is no documentary evidence of where Knox lived during the two years I have referred to, it might have been shown that the house could not be Knox's house, because it was built after his death. Even the ignorant tourist who imagines that Moray House was the residence of Regent Moray sees his mistake when he is told that the house was not built till the century after the tragedy at Linlithgow. But both my antagonists maintain that what we call Knox's house stood in Knox's later years substantially as it stands...
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