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his temporary master, 'that it was either ta And
ye may say that,' answered Callum. muckle Sunday hersel, or ta little government "And ye'll hae ridden a lang way the day, it Sunday that they ca'd ta fast.'
may weel be?' On alighting at the sign of the Seven-branched Sae lang, that I could weel tak a dram.' Golden Candlestick, which, for the further de- Gudewife, bring the gill stoup.' lectation of the guests, was graced with a short Here some compliments passed, fitting the Hebrew motto, they were received by mine host, occasion, when my host of the Golden Candlea tall thin puritanical figure, who seemed to stick, having, as he thought, opened his griest's debate with himself whether he ought to give heart by this hospitable propitiation, resumed shelter to those who travelled on such a day. his scrutiny. Reflecting, however, in all probability, that he Ye'll no hae mickle better whisky than that possessed the power of mulcting them for this aboon the Pass ?' irregularity, a penalty which they might escape 'I am nae frae aboon the Pass.' by passing into Gregor Duncanson's, at the sign * Ye're a Highlandman by your tongue ?' of the Highlander and the Hawick Gill, Mr.
I am but just Aberdeen-a-way.' Ebenezer Cruickshanks condescended to admit ' And did your master come frae Aberdeen wi’ them into his dwelling.
To this sanctified person Waverley addressed 'Ay-that's when I left it mysel',' answered his request that he would procure him a guide, the cool and impenetrable Callum Beg. with a saddle-horse, to carry his portmanteau to "And what kind of a gentleman is he?' Edinburgh.
'I believe he is ane o' King George's state 'And whar may ye be coming from ?' de officers ; at least, he's aye for ganging on to the manded mine host of the Candlestick.
south ; and he has a hantle siller, and never 'I have told you where I wish to go; I do grudges onything till a poor body, or in the not conceive any further information necessary way of a lawing.' either for the guide or his saddle-horse.'
He wants a guide and a horse frae hence to Hem ! Ahem !' returned he of the Candle- Edinburgh ?' stick, somewhat disconcerted at this rebuff. 'Ay, and ye maun find it him forthwith.' 'It's the general fast, sir, and I cannot enter 'Ahem ! 'It will be chargeable.' into ony carnal transactions on sic a day, when 'He cares na for that a bodle.' the people should be humbled, and the back- ‘Aweel, Duncan—did ye say your name was sliders should return, asworthy Mr. Goukthrapple Duncan, or Donald ?' said; and moreover when, as the precious Mr. “Na, man-Jamie—Jamie Steenson-I telt ye Jabesh Rentowel did weel observe, the land was before.' mourning for covenants burnt, broken, and This last undaunted parry altogether foiled buried.'
Mr. Cruickshanks, who, though not quite satis'My good friend,' said Waverley, 'if you fied either with the reserve of the master, or the cannot let me have a horse and guide, my extreme readiness of the man, was contented to servant shall seek them elsewhere.'
lay a tax on the reckoning and horse-hire, that ‘Aweel! Your servant ?-and what for gangs might compound for his ungratified curiosity. he not forward wi' you himsel'?'
The circumstance of its being the fast-day was Waverley had but very little of a captain of not forgotten in the charge, which, on the whole, horse's spirit within him-I mean of that sort did not, however, amount to much more than of spirit which I have been obliged to when I double what in fairness it should have been. happened, in a mail-coach, or diligence, to meet Callum Beg soon after announced in person some military man who has kindly taken upon the ratification of this treaty, adding, "Ta auld him the disciplining of the waiters, and the deevil was ganging to ride wi' ta Duinhé-wassel taxing of reckonings. Some of this useful talent hersel'.' our hero had, however, acquired during his "That will not be very pleasant, Callum, nor military service, and on this gross provocation it altogether safe, for our host seems a person of great began seriously to arise. "Look yė, sir ; I came curiosity ; but a traveller must submit to these here for my own accommodation, and not to inconveniences. Meanwhile, my good lad, here is answer impertinent questions. Either say you a trifle for you to drink Vich Ian Vohr's health.' can, or cannot, get me what I want; I shall The hawk's eye of Callum flashed delight upon pursue my course in either case.
a golden guinea, with which these last words Mr. Ebenezer Cruickshanks left the room with were accompanied. He hastened, not without some indistinct muttering ; but whether negative a curse on the intricacies of a Saxon breeches or acquiescent, Edward could not well distinguish. pocket, or spleuchan, he called it, to deposit The hostess, a civil, quiet, laborious drudge, the treasure in his fob; and then, as if he concame to take his orders for dinner, but declined ceived the benevolence called for some requital to make answer on the subject of the horse and on his part, he gathered close up to Edward, guide ; for the Salique law, it seems, extended with an expression of countenance peculiarly to the stables of the Golden Candlestick.
knowing, and spoke in an under tone, 'If his From a window which overlooked the dark honour thought ta auld deevil Whig carle was a and narrow court in which Callum Beg rubbed bit dangerous, she could easily provide for him,down the horses after their journey, Waverley and teil ane ta wiser.' heard the following dialogue betwixt the subtile 'How, and in what manner?' foot-page of Vich lan Vohr and his landlord :- 'Her ainsel',' replied Callum, 'could wait for
Ye'll be frae the north, young man ?' began him a wee bit frae the toun, and kittle his the latter.
quarters wi' her skene-occle.'
Skene-occle ! what's that?'
White's, and neither invoke them to wreath Callum unbuttoned his coat, raised his left their brows nor shelter their graves. Let me arm, and with an emphatic nod, pointed to the hope for one brilliant exception in a dear friend, hilt of a small dirk, snugly deposited under it, to whom I would most gladly give a dearer in the lining of his jacket. Waverley thought title.' he had understood his meaning; he gazed in his The verses were inscribed, face, and discovered in Callum's very handsome, though embrowned features, just the degree of
To an Oak-Tret, roguish malice with whieh a lad of the same age
In the Churchyard of in the Highlands of Scotland, in England would have brought forward a plan
said to mark the Grave of Captain Wogan, killed for robbing an orchard.
in 1649. "Good God, Callum, would you take the man's life?'
Emblem of England's ancient faith,
Full proudly may thy branches wave, 'Indeed,' answered the young desperado, “and Where loyalty lies low in death, I think he has had just a lang enough lease o't,
And valour fills a timeless grave. when he's for betraying honest folk, that come
And thou, brave tenant of the tomb ! to spend siller at his public.'
Repine not if our clime deny, Edward saw nothing was to be gained by Above thine honoured sod to bloom, argument, and therefore contented himself with
The flowerets of a milder sky. enjoining Callum to lay aside all practices against
These owe their birth to genial May; the person of Mr. Ebenezer Cruickshanks; in
Beneath a fiercer sun they pine, which injunction the page seemed to acquiesce Before the winter storm decay
And can their worth be type of thine? with an air of great indifference. "Ta Duinhé-wassel might please himsel' ; ta
No! for 'mid storms of Fate opposing, auld rudas loon had never done Callum nae ill.
Still higher swell'd thy dauntless heart, But here's a bit line frae ta Tighearna, tat he And, while Despair the scene was closing, bade me gie your honour ere I came back.'
Commenced thy brief but brilliant part. The letter from the Chief contained Flora's 'Twas then thou sought'st, on Albyn's hill, lines on the fate of Captain Wogan, whose enter
(When England's sons the strife resigned), prising character is so well drawn by Clarendon.
A rugged race, resisting still,
And unsubdued, though unrefined. He had originally engaged in the service of the Parliament, but had abjured that party upon Thy death's hour heard no kindred wail, the execution of Charles I.; and upon hearing No holy knell thy requiem rung : that the Royal Standard was set up by the Earl
Thy mourners were the plaided Gael;
Thy dirge the clamorous pibroch sung. of Glencairn and General Middleton in the Highlands of Scotland, took leave of Charles II., Yet who, in Fortune's summer-shine, who was then at Paris, passed into England,
To waste life's longest term away,
Would change that glorious dawn of thine, assembled a body of cavaliers in the neighbour
Though darkened ere its noontide day? hood of London, and traversed the kingdom, which had been so long under domination of the
Be thine the Tree whose dauntless boughs
Brave summer's drought and winter's gloom! usurper, by marches conducted with such skill,
Rome bound with oak her patriots' brows, dexterity, and spirit, that he safely united his
As Albyn shadows Wogan's tomb. handful of horsemen with the body of Highlanders then in arms. After several months of Whatever might be the real merit of Flora desultory warfare, in which Wogan's skill and Mac-Ivor's poetry, the enthusiasm which it courage gained him the highest reputation, he intimated was well calculated to make a corhad the misfortune to be wounded in a dangerous responding impression upon her lover. The manner, and no surgical assistance being within lines were read—read again—then deposited in reach, he terminated his short but glorious career. Waverley's bosom—then again drawn out, and
There were obvious reasons why the politic read line by line, in a low and smothered voice, Chieftain was desirous to place the example of and with frequent pauses which prolonged the this young hero under the eye of Waverley, mental treat, as an epicure protracts, by sipping with whose romantic disposition it coincided so slowly, the enjoyment of a delicious beverage. peculiarly. But his letter turned chiefly upon The entrance of Mrs. Cruickshanks, with the some trifling commissions which Waverley had sublunary articles of dinner and wine, hardly promised to execute for him in England, and it interrupted this pantomime of affectionate was only toward the conclusion that Edward enthusiasm. found these words :-'I owe Flora a grudge for At length the tall ungainly figure and un refusing us her company yesterday ; and as I gracious visage of Ebenezer presented themselves. am giving you the trouble of reading these lines, | The upper part of his form, notwithstanding the in order to keep in your memory your promise season required no such defence, was shrouded in to procure me the fishing-tackle and cross-bow a large great-coat, belted over his under habilifrom London, I will enclose her verses on the ments, and crested with a huge cowl of the same Grave of Wogan. This I know will tease her; stuff, which, when drawn over the head and for, to tell you the truth, I think her more in hat, completely overshadowed both, and being love with the memory of that dead hero, than buttoned beneath the chin, was called a trotshe is likely to be with any living one, unless he cozy. His hand grasped a huge jockey-whip, shall tread a similar path. But English squires garnished with brass mounting. His thin legs of our day keep their oak-trees to shelter their tenanted a pair of gambadoes, fastened at the deer-parks, or repair the losses of an evening at | sides with rusty clasps. Thus accoutred, he
stalked into the midst of the apartment, and therefore, in silence, until it was interrupted by announced his errand in brief phrase :
-Yer the annunciation on the part of the guide, that horses are ready.'
his ‘naig had lost a fore-foot shoe, which, doubtYou go with me yourself then, landlord ?' less, his honour would consider it was his part
'I do, as far as Perth ; where you may be to replace.' supplied with a guide to Embro', as your occasions This was what lawyers call a fishing question, shall require.'
calculated to ascertain how far Waverley was Thus saying, he placed under Waverley's eye disposed to submit to petty imposition. My the bill which he held in his hand; and at the part to replace your horse's shoe, you rascal !! same time, self-invited, filled a glass of wine, said Waverley, mistaking the purport of the and drank devoutly to a blessing on their journey. intimation. Waverley stared at the man's impudence, but, 'Indubitably,' answered Mr. Cruickshanks ; as their connection was to be short, and pro- though there was no preceese clause to that mised to be convenient, he made no observation effect, it canna be expected that I am to
for upon it; and, having paid his reckoning, ex- the casualties whilk may befall the puir naig pressed his intention to depart immediately, while in your honour's service.—Nathless, if He mounted Dermid accordingly, and sallied your honour ’forth from the Golden Candlestick, followed by O, you mean I am to pay the farrier ; but the puritanical figure we have described, after where shall we find one ?' he had, at the expense of some time and diffi- Rejoiced at discerning there would be no culty, and by the assistance of a 'louping-on-objection made on the part of his temporary stane,' or structure of masonry erected for the master, Mr. Cruickshanks assured him that traveller's convenience in front of the house, . Cairnvreckan, a village which they were about elevated his person to the back of a long-backed, to enter, was happy in an excellent blacksmith; raw-boned, thin-gutted phantom of a broken- but as he was a professor he would drive a nail down blood-horse, on which Waverley's port- for no man on the Sabbath or kirk fast, unless manteau was deposited. Our hero, though not it were in a case of absolute necessity, for which in a very gay humour, could hardly help laughing he always charged sixpence each shoe.' The at the appearance of his new squire, and at most important part of this communication, in imagining the astonishment which his person the opinion of the speaker, made a very slight and equipage would have excited at Waverley- impression on the hearer, who only internally Honour.
wondered what college this veterinary professor Edward's tendency to mirth did not escape belonged to; not aware that the word was used mine host of the Candlestick, who, conscious of to denote any person who pretended to uncommon the cause, infused a double portion of souring sanctity of faith and manner. into the pharisaical leaven of his countenance, As they entered the village of Cairnvreckan, * and resolved internally that in one way or other they speedily distinguished the smith's house. the young Englisher should pay dearly for the Being also à public, it was two storeys high, contempt with which he seemed to regard him. and proudly reared its crest, covered with grey Callum also stood at the gate, and enjoyed, with slate, above the thatched hovels by which it was undissembled glee, the ridiculous figure of Mr. surrounded. The adjoining smithy betokened Cruickshanks. As Waverley passed him he none of the Sabbatical silence and repose which pulled off his hat respectfully, and approaching Ebenezer had augured from the sanctity of his his stirrup, bade him Tak heed the auld Whig friend. On the contrary, hammer clashed and deevil played him nae cantrip.'
anvil rang, the bellows groaned, and the whole Waverley once more thanked and bade him apparatus of Vulcan appeared to be in full farewell
, and then rode briskly onward, not activity. Nor was the labour of a rural and sorry to be out of hearing of the shouts of the pacific nature. The master smith, benempt, as children, as they beheld old Ebenezer rise and his sign intimated, John Mucklewrath, with two sink in his stirrups, to avoid the concussions assistants, toiled busily in arranging, repairing, occasioned by a hard trot upon a hard-paved and furbishing old muskets, pistols, and swords, street. The village of was soon several which lay scattered around his workshop in miles behind him.
military confusion. The open shed, containing the forge, was crowded with persons who came and went as if receiving and communicating
important news ; and a single glance at the CHAPTER XXX,
aspect of the people who traversed the street in
haste, or stood assembled in groups, with eyes SHOWS THAT THE LOSS OF A HORSE'S SHOE elevated, and hands uplifted, announced that
some extraordinary intelligence was agitating
the public mind of the municipality of Cairn. The manner and air of Waverley, but above vreckan. * There is some news,' said mine host all, the glittering contents of his purse, and the of the Candlestick, pushing his lantern-jawed indifference with which he seemed to regard visage and bare-boned nag rudely forward into them, somewhat overawed his companion, and the crowd—there is some news; and if it please deterred him from making any attempts to enter my Creator, I will forthwith obtain speirings upon conversation. His own reflections were, thereof.' moreover, agitated by various surmises, and by Waverley, with better regulated curiosity than plans of self-interest, with which these were
* (Supposed to represent Methven, a village some eight intimately connected. The travellers journeyed, miles to the north-west of Perth.)
MAY BE A SERIOUS INCONVENIENCE.
his attendant's, dismounted, and gave his horse channel, "ye stand there hammering dog-heads to a boy who stood idling near. It arose, perhaps, for fules that will never snap them at a Highfrom the shyness of his character in early youth, landman, instead of earning bread for your that he felt dislike at applying to a stranger family, and shoeing this winsome young gentleeven for casual information, without previously man's horse that's just come frae the north ! glancing at his physiognomy and appearance. I'se warrant him nane of your whingeing King While he looked about in order to select the George folk, but a gallant Gordon, at the least person with whom he would most willingly hold o' him.' communication, the buzz around saved him in The eyes of the assembly were now turned some degree the trouble of interrogatories. The upon Waverley, who took the opportunity to names of Lochiel, Clanronald, Glengarry, and beg the smith to shoe his guide's horse with all other distinguished Highland Chiefs, among speed, as he wished to proceed on his journey ;whom Vich Ian Vohr was repeatedly mentioned, for he had heard enough to make him sensible were as familiar in men's mouths as household that there would be danger in delaying long in words ; and from the alarm generally expressed, this place. The smith's eye rested on him with he easily conceived that their descent into the | a look of displeasure and suspicion, not lessened Lowlands, at the head of their armed tribes, by the eagerness with which his wife enforced had either already taken place or was instantly Waverley's mandate. “D'ye hear what the weelapprehended.
| favoured young gentleman says, ye drunken Ere Waverley could ask particulars, a strong, ne'er-do-good ?' large-boned, hard-featured woman, about forty, And what may your name be, sir ?' quoth dressed as if her clothes had been flung on with Mucklewrath. a pitchfork, her cheeks flushed with a scarlet red 'It is of no consequence to you, my friend, where they were not smutted with soot and provided I pay your labour.' lamp-black, jostled through the crowd, and ‘But it may be of consequence to the state, brandishing high a child of two years old, which sir,' replied an old farmer, smelling strongly she danced in her arms, without regard to its of whisky and peat-smoke; and I doubt we screams of terror, sang forth with all her might- maun delay your journey till you have seen the Charlie is my darling, my darling, my darling,
Laird.' Charlie is my darling, by
You certainly,' said Waverley, haughtily, The young Chevalier !
will find it both difficult and dangerous to D'ye hear what's come ower ye now,' con- detain me, unless you can produce some proper tinued the virago, 'ye whingeing Whig carles? | authority.' D'ye hear wha's coming to cow yer cracks ?
There was a pause and a whisper among the Little wot ye wha's coming,
crowd — Secretary Murray ;' 'Lord Lewis GorLittle wot ye wha's coming,
don ;' "Maybe the Chevalier himsel'!' Such A' the wild Macraws are coming.'
were the surmises that passed hurriedly among The Vulcan of Cairnyreckan, who acknow. them, and there was obviously an increased disledged his Venus in this exulting Bacchante, position to resist Waverley's departure. He regarded her with a grim and ire-foreboding attempted to argue mildly with them, but his countenance, while some of the senators of the voluntary ally, Mrs. Mucklewrath, broke in upon village hastened to interpose. Whisht, gude and drowned his expostulations, taking his part wife; is this a time, or is this a day, to be with an abusive violence, which was all set down singing your ranting fule sangs in ?-a time to Edward's account by those on whom it was when the wine of wrath is poured out without bestowed. “Ye'll stop ony gentleman that's the mixture in the cup of indignation, and a day Prince's freend?' for she too, though with other when the land should give testimony against feelings, had adopted the general opinion repopery, and prelacy, and quakerism, and inde- specting Waverley. 'I daur ye to touch him,' pendency, and supremacy, and erastianism, spreading abroad her long and muscular fingers, and antinomianism, and a' the errors of the garnished with claws which a vulture might church ?'
have envied. “I'll set my ten commandments "And that's a' your Whiggery,' re-echoed the in the face o' the first loon that lays a finger Jacobite heroine ; 'that's a' your Whiggery, and on him.' your presbytery, ye cut-lugged, graning carles ! "Gae hame, gudewife,' quoth the farmer aforeWhat! d'ye think the lads wi the kilts will said ; 'it wad better set you to be nursing care for yer synods, and yer presbyteries, and the gudeman's bairns than to be deaving us yer buttock-mail, and yer stool o' repentance ? | here.' Vengeance on the black face o't! Mony an ‘His bairns !' retorted the amazon, regarding honester woman's been set upon it than streeks her husband with a grin of ineffable contemptdoon beside ony Whig in the country. I ‘His bairns ! mysel''
O gin ye were dead, gudeman, Here John Mucklewrath, who dreaded her
And a green turf on your head, gudeman! entering upon a detail of personal experience,
Then I wad ware my widowhood interposed his matrimonial authority. "Gae
Upon a ranting Highlandman.' hame and be d (that I should say sae), This canticle, which excited a suppressed titter and put on the sowens for supper.'
among the younger part of the audience, totally And you, ye doil'd dotard,' replied his gentle overcame the patience of the taunted man of the helpmate, her wrath, which had hitherto wan- | anvil. Deil be in me but I'll put this het gad dered abroad over the whole assembly, being at down her throat !' cried he, in an ecstasy of once and violently impelled into its natural wrath, snatching a bar from the forge ; and he
might have executed his threat, had he not been remembrance, the one was headed by an Erskine, withheld by a part of the mob, while the rest the other by a Robertson.* endeavoured to force the termagant out of his Mr. Morton had been alarmed by the discharge presence.
of the pistol and the increasing hubbub around Waverley meditated a retreat in the confusion, the smithy. His first attention, after he had but his horse was nowhere to be seen. At directed the bystanders to detain Waverley, but length he observed, at some distance, his faithful to abstain from injuring him, was turned to the attendant, Ebenezer, who, as soon as he had body of Mucklewrath, over which his wife, in a perceived the turn matters were likely to take, revulsion of feeling, was weeping, howling, and had withdrawn both horses from the press, and, tearing her elf-locks, in a state little short of mounted on the one, and holding the other, distraction. On raising up the smith, the first answered the loud and repeated calls of Waverley discovery was, that he was alive ; and the for his horse— Na, na ! if ye are nae friend to next, that he was likely to live as long as if he kirk and the king, and are detained as siccan had never heard the report of a pistol in his life. a person, ye maun answer to honest men of He had made a narrow escape, however ; the the country for breach of contract; and I maun bullet had grazed his head, and stunned him keep the naig and the walise for damage and ex- for a moment or two, which trance terror and pense, in respect my horse and mysel' will lose confusion
of spirit had prolonged somewhat to-morrow's day's-wark, besides the afternoon longer. He now rose to demand vengeance on preaching.'
the person of Waverley, and with difficulty Edward, out of patience, hemmed in and acquiesced in the proposal of Mr. Morton, that hustled by the rabble on every side, and every he should be carried before the laird, as a moment expecting personal violence, resolved to justice of peace, and placed at his disposal, try measures of intimidation, and at length drew The rest of the assistants unanimously agreed a pocket-pistol, threatening, on the one hand, to to the measure recommended; even Mrs. Muckleshoot whomsoever dared to stop him, and, on the wrath, who had begun to recover from her other, menacing Ebenezer with a similar doom, hysterics, whimpered forth, 'She wadna say if he stirred a foot with the horses. The sapient nåething against what the minister proposed; Partridge says, that one man with a pistol is he was e’en owre gude for his trade, and she equal to a hundred unarmed, because, though hoped to see him wi' a dainty decent bishop's he can shoot but one of the multitude, yet no gown on his back; a comelier sight than your one knows but that he himself may be that Geneva cloaks and bands, I wis.' luckless individual. The levée en masse of Cairn.
All controversy being thus laid aside, Wavervreckan would therefore probably have given ley, escorted by the whole inhabitants of the way, nor would Ebenezer, whose natural paleness village who were not bed-ridden, was conducted had waxed three shades more cadaverous, have to the house of Cairnvreckan, which was about ventured to dispute a mandate so enforced, had half a mile distant. not the Vulcan of the village, eager to discharge upon some more worthy object the fury which his helpmate had provoked, and not ill satisfied to find such an object in Waverley, rushed at
CHAPTER XXXI. him with the red-hot bar of iron, with such determination as made the discharge of his pistol an act of self-defence. The unfortunate man fell ; and while Edward, thrilled with a natural MAJOR MELVILLE of Cairn vreckan, an elderly horror at the incident, neither had presence of gentleman who had spent his youth in the mind to unsheathe his sword nor to draw his military service, received Mr. Morton with great remaining pistol, the populace threw themselves kindness and our hero with civility, which the upon him, disarmed him, and were about to use equivocal circumstances wherein Edward was him with great violence, when the appearance of placed rendered constrained and distant. a venerable clergyman, the pastor of the parish, The nature of the smith's hurt was inquired put a curb on their fury.
into, and as the actual injury was likely to This worthy man (none of the Goukthrapples prove trifling, and the circumstances in which or Rentowels) maintained his character with the was received rendered the infliction, on common people, although he preached the prac- Edward's part, a natural act of self-defence, tical fruits of Christian faith, as well as its the Major conceived he might dismiss that abstract tenets, and was respected by the higher matter, on Waverley's depositing in his hands orders, notwithstanding he declined soothing a small sum for the benefit of the wounded their speculative errors by converting the pulpit person. of the gospel into a school of heathen morality. 'I could wish, sir,' continued the Major, Perhaps it is owing to this mixture of faith
'that my duty terminated here ; but it is and practice in his doctrine that, although his necessary that we should have some further memory has formed a sort of era in the annals of Cairnvreckan, so that the parishioners, to * The Rev. John Erskine, D.D., an eminent Scottish denote what befell Sixty Years since, still say divine, and a most excellent man, headed the Evangelical
party in the Church of Scotland at the time when the it happened in good Mr. Morton's time,' I celebrated Dr. Robertson, the historian, was the leader of have never been able to discover which' he the Moderate party.
These two distinguished persons belonged to, the evangelical or the moderate were colleagues in the Old Grey-Friars' Church, Edinparty in the kirk. Nor do I hold the circum
burgh; and, however much they differed in church politics, stance of much moment, since, in my own
preserved the most perfect harmony as private friends, and as clergymen serving the same cure.