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...
(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
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