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By Hugh Miller

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ISBN-10: 1873631189

ISBN-13: 9781873631188

This memoir is of the schooldays of 1 of the main impressive minds Scotland has produced, Hugh Miller. Miller rose, if no longer from absolute poverty, definitely from a modest history, to develop into either a expert within the box of geology and a generalist within the wider literary global, protecting, as author and editor, topics as varied as poetry, folklore, technological know-how, schooling, faith, heritage and trip. In his operating existence he used to be a stonemason, banking accountant, journalist, editor, lecturer and defender of Christianity opposed to the evolutionists. by the point of his tragic suicide in 1856, Miller's prodigious output had made him among the finest recognized of Victorian literary figures, well-known via Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens and John Ruskin. through the latter a part of the nineteenth century, his popularity prolonged the world over - his books have been greatly translated, and in the United States, based on the geologist Sir Archibald Geikie, "They have been to be present in the remotest log huts of the a ways west." In 1879, the good environmentalist John Muir named one of many glaciers of Glacier Bay, Alaska, after the Cromarty stonemason.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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This must sure be thee! All hail, my honoured Sire! Alas! thy latest voyage draws near a close, For Death broods voiceless in the darkening sky; Subsides the breeze; the untroubled waves repose; The scene is peaceful all. Can Death be nigh, When thus, mute and unarm'd, his vassals lie? Mark ye that cloud! There toils the imprisoned gale; E'en now it comes, with voice uplifted high; Resound the shores, harsh screams the rending sail, And roars th' amazed wave, and bursts the thunder peal! Three days the tempest raged; on Scotia's shore Wreck piled on wreck, and corse o'er corse was thrown; Her CHAPTER II.

Knowing the nature of the bottom,--a soft arenaceous mud, which if beat for some time by the foot or hand, CHAPTER II. 38 resolved itself into a sort of quicksand, half-sludge, half-water, which, when covered by a competent depth of sea, could offer no effectual resistance to a ship's keel,--the master had set half the crew to run in a body from side to side, till, by the motion generated in this way, the portion of the bank immediately beneath was beaten soft; and then the other moiety of the men, tugging hard on kedge and haulser, drew the vessel off a few feet at a time, till at length, after not a few repetitions of the process, she floated free.

Said Matheson, the Cromarty skipper, as, quitting his place of outlook, he returned to his cabin; but the night fell tempestuous and wild, and no vestige of the hapless sloop was ever after seen. It was supposed that, heavy laden, and labouring in a mountainous sea, she must have started a plank and foundered. " The fatal tempest, as it had prevailed chiefly on the eastern coasts of England and the south of Scotland, was represented in the north by but a few bleak, sullen days, in which, with little wind, a heavy ground-swell came rolling in coastwards from the cast, and sent up its surf high against the precipices of the Northern Sutor.

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