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The Genius of Scotland

or Sketches of Scottish Scenery, Literature and Religion

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Author: Robert Turnbull
Published: 1848
Language: English
Wordcount: 93,277 / 280 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.5
LoC Category: DA
Downloads: 1,655
Added to site: 2012.02.15
mnybks.net#: 31322
Genre: History
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m his illumined page all-gloriously upward, above the pinnacles of worldly grandeur, till it mingled its equal beams, with that of the brightest constellations, in the intellectual firmament of England."]

As 'Auld Lang Syne' brings Scotland one and all, Scotch plaids, Scotch snoods, the blue hills and clear streams, The Dee, the Don, Balgownies brig's black wall, All my boy feelings, all my gentler dreams Of what I then dreamt, clothed in their own pall, Like Banquo's offspring; floating past me seems My childhood, in this childishness of mind; I care not;--'tis a glimpse of 'Auld Lang Syne.'

BYRON.

Beautiful is New England, resembling as she does, in many of her features, 'Auld Scotia's hills and dales,' and moreover being much akin to her, in religious sentiment and the love of freedom; so that a native of either might well be forgiven for clinging with peculiar fondness to the land of his birth, and, in certain moods of mind, prefering it to all the world beside. Though far away, and e

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