belonging to the congregation of the Secession, under
the late Rev. Mr. Pringle of Pollokshaws, went on a visit to some old
acquaintances who resided in the village of Kippen, Stirlingshire—one of
those privileged places, of which proverb says,— "Out of the world and
The Rev. Mr. Anderson, then
clergyman of the parish, a gentleman of amiable manners, and assiduous in
his attentions to the best interests of his parishioners, gave two or
three sermons, during the brief sojourn of the seceder from the Shaws,
which pleased him exceedingly, as they happened to turn on high, weighty,
and knotty doctrinal points. Speaking of these discourses to Mr. Pringle,
on his return, he said:
"Yon’s the preacher, Mr.
Pringle—nane o’ your fushionless legal trash ;—eh! but he’s a terrible
enemy to guid warks."