Scotland Volume 2

Scotland Volume 2

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... incumbents were ejected. Naturally the poor curates complained, but it is universally admitted that the ejectments were conducted with a humanity which could hardly have been expected from those who had so long been hunted and harried. It was done in asteady business way; no individual was allowed to act lest he might take the opportunity of avenging some private wrong. The ejectments were carried out systematically by committees. There was no dubiety however in the proceedings. Each incumbent was told that the house of God must be no longer a den of thieves; that he must no longer exercise ministerial functions; that the key of the church must be given up on a certain date, and the document finished with a simple warning: "If you refuse you shall be forced to do it." There is no record of one drop of blood being shed in this transference of ecclesiastical jurisdiction. Though the Presbyterian System was again established, the Covenant was not renewed by the Church; yet, as has already been stated, it survives among the body of the strict Cameronians, who still exist in Scotland; by them the Covenant is still subscribed. It was into the Scotland whose standards and manners, and habits of thought and life, had been moulded by seventy years of this ecclesiastical dominion that the poet of the Scottish people was born in the beginning of the year 1759. The event took place in a Bums' Cottage "rough clay bigging" (cottage) at Alloway, two miles south of Ayr. One wild night shortly afterwards a part of this cottage fell down, obliging the little family of three--William Burnes or Burns, his young wife and their week-old son Robert--to go out into the storm and seek shelter elsewhere. If one is on the lookout for...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936744
  • 9781236936745