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The Antiquary

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Published: 1816
Language: English
Wordcount: 173,743 / 506 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.7
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,304
mnybks.net#: 6189
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e pund sterling, to be gevin to the puir be the way in his Majesteis progress Inde, iij c li."

I have only to add, that although the institution of King's Bedesmen still subsists, they are now seldom to be seen on the streets of Edinburgh, of which their peculiar dress made them rather a characteristic feature.

Having thus given an account of the genus and species to which Edie Ochiltree appertains, the author may add, that the individual he had in his eye was Andrew Gemmells, an old mendicant of the character described, who was many years since well known, and must still be remembered, in the vales of Gala, Tweed, Ettrick, Yarrow, and the adjoining country.

The author has in his youth repeatedly seen and conversed with Andrew, but cannot recollect whether he held the rank of Blue-Gown. He was a remarkably fine old figure, very tall, and maintaining a soldierlike or military manner and address. His features were intelligent, with a powerful expression of sarcasm. His motions were always s

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