The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 161,397 / 454 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.3
LoC Categories: AC,
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Added to site: 2010.01.17
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Genre: Essays

Records of a Family of Engineers -- Additional Memories and Portraits -- Later Essays

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ive a picture of the man: 'It isn't a good Methodist name. You can use it, but it will do you no good.' Yet the old gentleman, by way of pleasantry, used to announce himself to friends as 'Colonel Macgregor.'"

Here, then, are certain Macgregors habitually using the name of Stevenson, and at last, under the influence of Methodism, adopting it entirely. Doubtless a proscribed clan could not be particular; they took a name as a man takes an umbrella against a shower; as Rob Roy took Campbell, and his son took Drummond. But this case is different; Stevenson was not taken and left--it was consistently adhered to. It does not in the least follow that all Stevensons are of the clan Alpin; but it does follow that some may be. And I cannot conceal from myself the possibility that James Stevenson in Glasgow, my first authentic ancestor, may have had a Highland alias upon his conscience and a claymore in his back parlour.

To one more tradition I may allude, that we are somehow de

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