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THE

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SCOTLAND;

SKETCHES OF SCOTTISH SCENERY,
LITERATURE AND RELIGION.

REV. ROBERT TURNBULL.

SECOND EDITION.

NEW YORK:
ROBERT CARTER, 53 CANAL STREET,

AND PITTSBURG, 56 MARKET STREET.

,1847.,

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1847,

BY EOBEKT CARTER, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

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PREFACE.

Having been born and educated in Scotland, and possessing a tolerable acquaintance with its History and Literature, the Author of the following Work felt that he had some facilities for giving to the people of this country a just idea of his native Land. The plan of his work is somewhat new, combining in a larger degree, than he has hitherto seen attempted, descriptions of Scenery, with Literary and Biographical Sketches, portraitures of character social and religious, incidents of travel, and reflections on matters of local or general interest. Hence he has omitted many things which a mere tourist would not fail to notice, and supplied their place with sketches of more enduring interest. He would particularly invite attention to the sketches of Knox, Burns, Wilson, Chalmers, Bruce, ' The Ettrick Shepherd,' and Sir Walter Scott. His rambles through fair or classic scenes are thus enlivened with useful information. In a word, it has been 'his endeavor, in an easy natural way, to give his readers an adequate conception of the Scenery, Literature, and Religion of Scotland.

Hartford, Conn.

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