In Scotland, in approximately the nineteenth century, in a weaver's village, a young minister comes to lead the local church. His mother accompanies him, and together they move into the manse -- the home for the minister. He is unmarried. The preceding minister tells him about the village and some of its happenings. The new minister is young and unspoiled, and his only aim is to lead a church for the first time. He becomes known as a very religious, God-fearing preacher, and above reproach in his personal life. Note: there is much Scottish brogue here, and American readers must have patience in trying to understand some of the passages.--Submitted by Anonymous.
"Long ago, in the days when our caged blackbirds never saw a king's soldier without whistling impudently, "Come ower the water to Charlie," a minister of Thrums was to be married, but something happened, and he remained a bachelor. Then, when he was old, he passed in our square the lady who was to have been his wife, and her hair was white, but she, too, was still unmarried. The meeting had only one witness, a weaver, and he said solemnly afterwards, "They didna speak, but they just gave one another a look, and I saw the love-light in their een." No more is remembered of these two, no being now living ever saw them, but the poetry that was in the soul of a battered weaver makes them human to us for ever."--Chapter 1
Has anyone read this book? I had read quotes from it in another book so I bought it about 14 years ago and read a few pages then it got misplaced and I haven't seen it since.
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