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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
Rev. Mr Kinnear's spiritual factory

THE plain, unadorned, and, in general, barn-like architecture of old Scottish dissenting places of worship in former days was proverbial. A stranger in Glasgow, on passing one of these ungainly and most unclerical-looking edifices asked a boy standing near:

Whose factory, is this ?"

"Mr. Kinnear’s," was the answer.

"And what does he make, my man?" was the next question.

"He makes sinners into saints, sir." was the reply; and a further conversation revealed the fact that Mr. Kinnear was a popular and very able preacher, and that the factory was his church!

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