Anecdotage of Glasgow
Rev. Dr. Donald MacLeod's translation to
THE translation of the Rev. Donald
Macleod from Linlithgow to Glasgow was deeply resented by the beadle, who
also held the office of sexton, in which capacity his arrangement for the
proper and final disposal of the reverend gentleman had been quite upset.
When Mr. Macleod first went to Linlithgow, the beadle kindly took him into
the graveyard, and showing him the resting-places of his predecessors,
"Theres where Dr. Bell lies; and
theres where Dr. Dobie lies; and theres where you will lie, if you are
But when he found himself baulked of
this last arranged deposit, he said to Mr. Macleod on his taking his
departure for Glasgow:
"Well, sir, ye are the first
minister that was ever lifted out of Linlithgow, except to the grave."
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