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Friend Mac Donald   By: (1848-1903)

Friend Mac Donald by Max O'Rell

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Friend Mac Donald




Arrowsmith's Bristol Library VOL. XXV





CHAP. I. A Word to Donald. The Scotch Anecdote and its Character. The Scotch painted by Themselves.

CHAP. II. Donald, a British Subject, but no Englishman. Opinion of the greatest English Wit on the Scotch, and the worth of that Opinion. The Wit of Donald and the Wit of the Cockney. Intelligence and Intellectuality. Donald's Exterior. Donald's Interior. Help yourself and Heaven will help you. An Irish and a Scotch Servant facing a Difficulty. How a small Scotchman may make himself useful in the Hour of Danger. Characteristics. Donald on Train Journeys. One Way of avoiding Tolls.

CHAP. III. All Scots know how to Reckon. Rabelais in Scotland. How Donald made Twopence halfpenny by going to the Lock up. Difference between Buying and Stealing. Scotch Honesty. Last Words of a Father to his Son. Abraham in Scotland. How Donald outdid Jonathan. Circumspection, Insinuations, and Negations. Delicious Declarations of Love. Laconism. Conversation reduced to its simplest Expression. A, e, i, o, u. A Visit to Thomas Carlyle. The Silent Academy of Hamadan. With the Author's Compliments.

CHAP. IV. The traditional Hospitality of the Highlands. One more fond Belief gone. Highland Bills. Donald's two Trinities. Never trust Donald on Saturdays and Mondays. The Game he prefers. A Well informed Man. Ask no Questions and you will be told no Tales. How Donald showed prodigious Things to a Cockney in the Highlands. There is no Man so dumb as he who will not be heard.

CHAP. V. Resemblance of Donald to the Norman. Donald marketing. Bearding a Barber. Norman Replies. Cant. Why the Whisky was not marked on the Hotel Bill. New Use for the Old and New Testaments. You should love your Enemies and not swallow them. A modest Wish.

CHAP. VI. Democratic Spirit in Scotland. One Scot as good as another. Amiable Beggars. Familiarity of Servants. Shout all together! A Scotchman who does not admire his Wife. Donald's Pride. The Queen and her Scotch People. Little Presents keep alive Friendship.

CHAP. VII. Scottish Perseverance. Thomas Carlyle, David Livingstone, and General Gordon. Literary Exploits of a Scotchman. Scottish Students. All the Students study. A useful Library. A Family of three. Coming, Sir, coming! Killed in Action. Scotchmen at Oxford. Balliol College.

CHAP. VIII. Good old Times. A Trick. Untying Cravats. Bible and Whisky. Evenings in Scotland. The Dining room. Scots of the old School. Departure of the Whisky and Arrival of the Bible. The Nightcap in Scotland. Five Hours' Rest. The Gong and its Effects. Fresh as Larks. Iron Stomachs.

CHAP. IX. Religion and Churches in Scotland. Why Scotch Bishops cut a poor Figure. Companies for Insuring against the Accidents of the Life to come. Religious Lecture Rooms. No one can Serve two Masters. How the Gospel Camel was able to pass through the Eye of a Needle. Incense and Common Sense. I understand, therefore I believe. Conversions at Home. Conversions in Open Air. A modest Preacher. A well filled Week. Touching Piety. Donald recommends John Bull and Paddy to the Lord... Continue reading book >>

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