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MY SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLmASTERS THE STORY OF MY EDUCATION. - BY HUGH MILLER, - CONTENTS. - CHAPIER I. PAGE A sailors early career-First marriage-Escape fmm shipwreck- Second Love-Traits of character, . 1 CHBPTER II. Childhood and childish visions-A Fathers death-Favourite book- Sketch of two maternal uncles, . 20 Dawn of patriotism-Cromarty Grammar School-Prevalent amuse- ments-Old Francie-Earliest geological researches, . 40 CHAPTER TV. 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-Gedogizing in the Gruids-Ossian-worship, . 85 CHAPTER VL Cousin George and Cousin William-Excursion with Cousin Walter -Painful accidentFamily bereavements-Links between the present and the past, . . 107 CHAPTER VII. Subscription school-Vacation delights-Forays and fears-Quarrel with the schoolmater-Poetical revenge-dohnstone 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 CONTENTS. . PAGE Lie in the bothieNad 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 trans- formations-Jock Moghoal-Musings, . 195 CHAPTER XI. An antiquary in humble life-Poor Danie-Proficiency in porridge-mak- ing-Depressedhealth-A good omen-Close of apprenticeship, 219 t CHAPTER XIT, . Swimming the Conon-Click-Clack the carter-Loch Maree-Fitting up a barrack-Highland characteristics, . .. .246 CHAPTEC xrn The Brothers Fraser-Flora of the Northern Hebrides-Diving in the Gareloch-Sabbaths in Flowerdale woods-Causes of Highland distress, . . I . .. 268 CHAPTER XIV. A cragemans death-Providential escape-Property in-Leith-First sight of Edinburgh-Peter MCraw-NiddryW oods-Researches, among the Coal Measures, .. . . . .. . . 296 CEIAPTER XV. A worthy Seceder-The hero of the squad-Apology for fanaticism - -Strikes-Recollections of the theatre, . . . 321 . . CHA.PCER XVL Great fires in Edinburgh-Dr. oluhoun-r ri- etu urn to the North-Stanzas written at sea-Geological dreams, . 348 Religious phases-True centre of Christianity-Bearing of geology upon theological belief-Delicate health-A gipsy wedding, 373 ZONTENTS. Vii CHAPTER XVIIL Convalescence-Pursuit of algeology-Jock Gordon-Theory -Mr. Stewart of Cromarty, PAGE of idiocy . 395 CHaPTER XIX. Stone-cutting at Inverness-A jilted lover-The OsareDeath of Uncle James-Farewell letter from WilEam Ross, . . 416 CHAPTER XX. Publication of poems—Newspaper criticisms-Walsh the lecturer- Enlarged circle of ends-Miss Dunbar of Boath, . . 435 CHAPTER XXI. Arenaceous formations-Antiquity of the earth-Tremendous hurri- cane-LoZigo VuZgare-Researches amid the Lias-Interesting discoveries, . 457 CHAPTER XXII. Religious controversies-Ecclesiastical dispute-Cholera-Preventive measures-Reform Bill, . . 474 Visitors in the churchyard-The Ladies Walk-First interview- Friendship-Love- Second visit to Edinburgh - Linlithgow Bank-Favourable reception of Scenes and Legends -Mar- riage, . .. . 497 Married life at Cromarty-Ichthyolitic deposit of Old Red Sandstone -Correspondence with Agassiz and Murchison-Happy even- ings-Death of eldest child, . 522CHAPTER XXV. Voluntary principle-Position -of the, Establishrnent-Letter to Lord Brougham-Invitation to Edinburgh-Editorship of the Witwas -Introduction to Dr...
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