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Laoidhean Spioradail
Le Donhnull Mathanach, Duine Urranach Diadhaidh, A Bha Ann An Sgire Chil-Donnainm, An Caiadbh

The Author of the following Pieces (Dughall Bochannan) was a native of Sutherland-shire, and resided from his youth in the heights of the Parish of Kildonan. He was born in 1719, and die4 January, 1782. Though destitute of the advantages of education, he was one of the most celebrated Christians in that, or perhaps any other country. He possessed a clear and comprehensive view of Divine truths; and discovered (what, alas! is more rarely to be met with) a deep and practical experience of its power on the heart and life. His memory to this day in that country is much and justly revered, and will be long embalmed in the hearts of many who knew and could appreciate his worth. It will be seen from the following Pieces, that he was also a Christian Poet, and that in no ordinary degree. They were composed on different occasions; and most of them relate to occurrences in the ways of Providence respecting himself, of which he was not an inattentive observer. They, may; nevertheless be useful to others, and especially to serious and exercised Christians. It is with this intention, and at the importunity of friends who reckoned them worthy of being preserved, and more generally spread, that they are now published. The work necessarily labours under the disadvantages of a posthumous one; and the dialect in which it is written, but which it was not thought proper to alter, may not be quite intelligible to those in the more Southern Districts of the Highlands. It is hoped, nevertheless, that its circulation may be attended with no small degree of usefulness; and, under this impression, we most cordially give the Publication our humble sanction.


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Reminiscences of the life and labours of Dugald Buchanan
Formerly teacher and evangelist at Rannoch, Perthshire: with his Spiritual songs and an English version of them by Sinclair, A. (Archibald) (1875) (pdf)

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