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ISBN-13: 9781873631188

This memoir is of the schooldays of 1 of the main remarkable minds Scotland has produced, Hugh Miller. Miller rose, if now not from absolute poverty, definitely from a modest heritage, to turn into either a expert within the box of geology and a generalist within the wider literary international, protecting, as author and editor, topics as varied as poetry, folklore, technological know-how, schooling, faith, heritage and shuttle. In his operating lifestyles he was once a stonemason, banking accountant, journalist, editor, lecturer and defender of Christianity opposed to the evolutionists. by the point of his tragic suicide in 1856, Miller's prodigious output had made him one of the best recognized of Victorian literary figures, in demand through Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens and John Ruskin. through the latter a part of the nineteenth century, his recognition prolonged the world over - his books have been largely translated, and in the United States, based on the geologist Sir Archibald Geikie, "They have been to be present in the remotest log huts of the a ways west." In 1879, the good environmentalist John Muir named one of many glaciers of Glacier Bay, Alaska, after the Cromarty stonemason.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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The vessel couldn't miss, we saw, to break up and fill; and though there was little hope of any of us ever setting foot ashore, he wished to give the poor woman below a chance with the rest. All of us but himself, mistress, had got up into the shrouds, and so we could see round us a bit; and he had just laid his hand on the companion-hasp to undo the door, when I saw a tremendous sea coming rolling towards us, like a moving wall, and shouted on him to hold fast. He sprang to the weather back-stay, and laid hold.

She was a meek-spirited, sincerely pious woman; and the sailor, during his more distant voyages,--for he sometimes traded with ports of the Baltic on the one hand, and with those of Ireland and the south of England on the other,--had the comfort of knowing that his wife, who had fallen into a state of health chronically delicate, was sedulously tended and cared for by a devoted mother. The happiness which he would CHAPTER I. 32 have otherwise enjoyed was, however, marred in some degree by his wife's great delicacy of constitution, and ultimately blighted by two unhappy accidents.

Further, I still remember my disappointment at not finding something curious within at least the horses and the wheels; and as unquestionably the main enjoyment derivable from such things is to be had in the breaking of them, I sometimes wonder that our ingenious toymen do not fall upon the way of at once extending their trade, and adding to its philosophy, by putting some of their most brilliant things where nature puts the nut-kernel,--inside. I shall advert to but one other recollection of this period.

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