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My Schools and Schoolmasters or The Story of my Education.   By: (1802-1856)

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MY SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLMASTERS.

Morrison and Gibb, Edinburgh, Printers to Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

[Illustration: Hugh Miller]

MY SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLMASTERS OR THE STORY OF MY EDUCATION.

BY HUGH MILLER,

AUTHOR OF 'THE OLD RED SANDSTONE,' 'FOOTPRINTS OF THE CREATOR,' ETC. ETC.

[Illustration: Logo]

EDINBURGH: W. P. NIMMO, HAY, & MITCHELL. 1889.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE

A sailor's early career First marriage Escape from shipwreck Second Love Traits of character, 1

CHAPTER II.

Childhood and childish visions A Father's death Favourite books Sketch of two maternal uncles, 20

CHAPTER III.

Dawn of patriotism Cromarty Grammar School Prevalent amusements Old Francie Earliest geological researches, 40

CHAPTER IV.

Uncle Sandy as a Naturalist Important discovery Cromarty Sutors and their caves Expedition to the 'Doocot' Difficulties and dangers Sensation produced, 62

CHAPTER V.

A would be patroness Boyish games First friendship Visit to the Highlands Geologizing in the Gruids Ossian worship, 85

CHAPTER VI.

Cousin George and Cousin William Excursion with Cousin Walter Painful accident Family bereavements Links between the present and the past, 107

CHAPTER VII.

Subscription school Vacation delights Forays and fears Quarrel with the schoolmaster Poetical revenge Johnstone the forester, 129

CHAPTER VIII.

Choice of a calling Disappointment to relatives Old Red Sandstone quarry Depression and walking sleep Temptations of toil Friendship with William Ross, 151

CHAPTER IX.

Life in the bothie Mad Bell Mournful history Singular intimacy Manners and customs of north country masons, 173

CHAPTER X.

Evening walks Lines on a sun dial A haunted stream Insect transformations Jock Moghoal Musings, 195

CHAPTER XI.

An antiquary in humble life Poor Danie Proficiency in porridge making Depressed health A good omen Close of apprenticeship, 219

CHAPTER XII.

Swimming the Conon Click Clack the carter Loch Maree Fitting up a barrack Highland characteristics, 245

CHAPTER XIII.

The Brothers Fraser Flora of the Northern Hebrides Diving in the Gareloch Sabbaths in Flowerdale woods Causes of Highland distress, 268

CHAPTER XIV.

A cragsman's death Providential escape Property in Leith First sight of Edinburgh Peter M'Craw Niddry Woods Researches among the Coal Measures, 296

CHAPTER XV.

A worthy Seceder The hero of the squad Apology for fanaticism Strikes Recollections of the theatre, 321

CHAPTER XVI.

Great fires in Edinburgh Dr. Colquhoun Dr. M'Crie Return to the North Stanzas written at sea Geological dreams, 348

CHAPTER XVII.

Religious phases True centre of Christianity Bearing of geology upon theological belief Delicate health A gipsy wedding, 373

CHAPTER XVIII.

Convalescence Pursuit of algeology Jock Gordon Theory of idiocy Mr. Stewart of Cromarty, 395

CHAPTER XIX.

Stone cutting at Inverness A jilted lover The Osars Death of Uncle James Farewell letter from William Ross, 416

CHAPTER XX.

Publication of poems Newspaper criticisms Walsh the lecturer Enlarged circle of friends Miss Dunbar of Boath, 435

CHAPTER XXI.

Arenaceous formations Antiquity of the earth Tremendous hurricane Loligo Vulgare Researches amid the Lias Interesting discoveries, 457

CHAPTER XXII.

Religious controversies Ecclesiastical dispute Cholera Preventive measures Reform Bill, 474

CHAPTER XXIII... Continue reading book >>




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