The Lectures published in this volume were in their first draught delivered in Mauchline during the spring of 1884. They formed part of a course of lectures on Our Parish Church and Parish Records, and the object originally contem plated by them was to furnish the people of Mauchline with such scraps of Parochial History and illustrations of Old Church Life as could be gleaned from the Records of Mauch; line Kirk Session.
After I had agreed to publish some of the lectures, it occurred to me that it would be desirable to recast them and widen their scope, so that interest in them might not be limited to people connected with Mauchline Parish. The lectures now published are accordingly altered from what they were when delivered. They are also very much lengthened, and although like a house that has been repaired and added to, they may shew more trace than is desirable of their original design, it is hoped that on the subjects of which they treat they will give a fairly full and cor rect account of Church Life in Scotland during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Andrew Edgar
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780331888614
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
Page Count - 381
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