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A Garland free pdf Excerpt from A Garland: From the Vernacular and Other Verses of the Rev. John Skinner of Longside This issue of "Bon-Accord Booklets" we offer to our readers as a memento of the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Skinner, the parson-poet of Linshart, Long-side, Aberdeenshire. It contains a few of the best texts of some of his vernacular writings which, to all lovers of the Scots Muse, have the abiding stamp of immortality. John Skinner was born at Balfour in the Parish of Birse, 3 rd October, 1721, his father being schoolmaster there. His mother died while he was still an infant, and his father, becoming parochial schoolmaster at Echt, removed there with his young son, who, under his careful tuition, was prepared for the University, which he entered as a Liddel Bursar in 1734, graduating in 1738. After leaving College he taught for some months at Kemnay, then as insetdominie or assistant at Monymusk, where he finally resolved to join the Episcopal Church. He became tutor to a gentlemans son in Shetland in 1740, married a daughter of the Episcopal minister there in 1741, was ordained to the Episcopal charge at Longside, Nov.1742, where he ministered faithfully for the long period of 64 years. He died suddenly at his sons house in Aberdeen, 16th June, 1807, and was buried in the churchyard of Longside. He had an early love for Scots vernacular verse, "but," as he said in a letter to Burns, "on getting the black gown, I gave it pretty much over, till my daughters grew up, who being all tolerably good singers, plagued me for words to some of their favourite tunes, and so extorted those effusions which have made a public appearance beyond my expectations, and contrary to my intentions." About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : John Skinner
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331607183
EAN : 9781331607182
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 48 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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