St. Kilda and the St. Kildians

St. Kilda and the St. Kildians

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...over, Donald engaged in prayer. He prayed with evident fervour for the space of twenty minutes, the women all the while groaning and sighing, just as other members of the emotional sex do at Salvation Army meetings. Then came what was to serve for a sermon--an exposition of the 10th chapter of Romans. In this task Donald held out for half an hour. Following this, we had other four verses of the 25th Psalm, a long Prayer from an elder in a back seat, two more verses of the same psalm, another prayer from a man in a front seat, and yet two more verses of the same favourite psalm. Then came the passing round of the hat, and afterwards we were at liberty to go. The women rose first and left the church in a body; the men followed by themselves at a respectful distance. There was no intimation as to when the afternoon service was to begin. A very short interval was allowed; then three or four taps on the bell and the faithful were together again. On this occasion Mr. Mackay's substitute had staying power sufficient to spin the service out to the legitimate two hours. Closely following this, there was a Sabbath school service, conducted by the schoolmaster. No sooner was it over than that singular bell was sounded once more, and again the entire population hurried to church. At the evening diet, which lasts generally till after eight, all the upmarried folks have to recite from memory one of the Psalms of David in rotation. On this particular Sunday the psalm to be repeated was the 107th--43 verses in length. Talk about a tax on bachelors! The thing is in operation in St. Kilda. A few men hold out as far as the 118th Psalm, but the 119th brings even the best of them down. The following Sunday, Mr. Mackay being still laid aside, the preacher was one of...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502450
  • 9781236502452