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A Lowden Sabbath Morn   By: (1850-1894)

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A Lowden Sabbath Morn by Robert Louis Stevenson is a charming and insightful novella that captures the essence of a peaceful Sunday morning in the Scottish countryside. Set in the small village of Lowden, the story immerses readers in a world where simplicity, tradition, and nature intertwine.

The novella follows the protagonist as he embarks on a leisurely walk through the picturesque landscape on a beautiful Sabbath day. Stevenson's vivid descriptions effortlessly transport readers to this idyllic setting, allowing them to experience the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings.

Through the protagonist's observations and encounters with various villagers, Stevenson subtly delves into the themes of faith, community, and human connection. The story gracefully explores the rituals and customs associated with a Sabbath morning, highlighting the importance of taking a break from the daily grind to appreciate the marvels of nature and reflect on one's life.

Stevenson's prose is elegant and poetic, evoking a sense of timelessness and serenity. His attention to detail paints a vivid picture of the scenery, from the rolling hills to the babbling brooks, making readers feel as if they are strolling alongside the protagonist.

The characters in A Lowden Sabbath Morn are relatable and endearing, each with their quirks and distinct personalities. While the novella primarily focuses on the protagonist's introspections, his interactions with the villagers provide glimpses into their lives, struggles, and aspirations. These encounters add depth to the story, emphasizing the importance of empathy and understanding in our everyday interactions.

A Lowden Sabbath Morn is a brief but impactful read that gently reminds us of the joys of slowing down and appreciating the simple pleasures in life. Stevenson's lyrical writing style and his ability to capture the essence of a peaceful Sabbath morning make this novella a delightful and thought-provoking experience.

Overall, A Lowden Sabbath Morn is a beautifully crafted work that invites readers to pause, reflect, and embrace the tranquility of a sacred day. Whether one is familiar with Scottish culture or not, Stevenson's exploration of universal themes and his vivid descriptions make this novella a captivating read for literary enthusiasts of all backgrounds.

First Page:

A LOWDEN SABBATH MORN

BY

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

ILLUSTRATED

BY

A. S. BOYD

[Illustration]

A LOWDEN SABBATH MORN

[Illustration: THE PRAYER p. 16]

A LOWDEN SABBATH MORN

BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

ILLUSTRATED BY A. S. BOYD

& PUBLISHED AT LONDON BY CHATTO & WINDUS MCMIX

First Illustrated Edition published 1898, and a Second Impression in the same year.

New Edition in 1907; and with Coloured Frontispiece in 1909.

Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. At the Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh

TO

THE MEMORY OF

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED

BY

THE ILLUSTRATOR

A Lowden Sabbath Morn

I

The clinkum clank o' Sabbath bells Noo to the hoastin' rookery swells, Noo faintin' laigh in shady dells, Sounds far an' near, An' through the simmer kintry tells Its tale o' cheer.

II

An' noo, to that melodious play, A' deidly awn the quiet sway A' ken their solemn holiday, Bestial an' human, The singin' lintie on the brae, The restin' plou'man.

III

He, mair than a' the lave o' men, His week completit joys to ken; Half dressed, he daunders out an' in, Perplext wi' leisure; An' his raxt limbs he'll rax again Wi' painf├╝' pleesure... Continue reading book >>




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