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The Book of Scottish Anecdote
Humorous, Social, Legendary and Historical by Alexander Hislop, Eighth Edition


I came across a mention of this book when ocr'ing in another book and it peaked my interest.

I thought it would make a good read but also thought it would be a great resource for wee articles for newsletters and even to include in a talk you might be giving.

I have thus purchased this book and am scanning in the pages which is quite time consuming.  I intend to put up a pdf file of 50 or so pages per pdf and when complete will compile then into one pdf file. The book is some 732 pages so will take a while. This is the eighth edition of this book.

About the author...

Alexander Hislop (1807-1865) was a Free Church of Scotland minister infamous for his outspoken criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the son of Stephen Hislop (died 1837), a mason by occupation and an elder of the Relief Church. Alexander's brother was also named Stephen Hislop (lived 1817 1863) and became well known in his time as a missionary to India and a naturalist. Alexander was for a time parish schoolmaster of Wick, Caithness. In 1831 he married Jane Pearson. He was for a time editor of the Scottish Guardian newspaper. As a probationer he joined the Free Church of Scotland at the Disruption of 1843. He was ordained in 1844 at the East Free Church, Arbroath, where he became senior minister in 1864. He died of a paralytic stroke the next year after being ill for about two years. He wrote several books, his most famous being The Two Babylons: Papal worship Revealed to be the worship of Nimrod and His wife.

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