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The Provost

By Galt, John

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Book Id: WPLBN0000170157
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: The Provost  
Author: Galt, John
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
Historic
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Publisher: World Ebook Library

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INTRODUCTION: During a recent visit to the West Country, among other old friends we paid our respects to Mrs Pawkie, the relict of the Provost of that name, who three several times enjoyed the honour of being chief magistrate in Gudetown. Since the death of her worthy husband, and the comfortable settlement in life of her youngest daughter, Miss Jenny, who was married last year to Mr Caption, writer to the signet, she has been, as she told us herself, beeking in the lown o' the conquest which the gudeman had, wi' sic an ettling o' pains and industry, gathered for his family....

Table of Contents
· INTRODUCTION · CHAPTER I--THE FORECAST · CHAPTER II--A KITHING · CHAPTER III--A DIRGIE · CHAPTER IV--THE GUILDRY · CHAPTER V--THE FIRST CONTESTED ELECTION · CHAPTER VI--THE FAILURE OF BAILIE M'LUCRE · CHAPTER VII--THE BRIBE · CHAPTER VIII--ON THE CHOOSING OF A MINISTER · CHAPTER IX--AN EXECUTION · CHAPTER X--A RIOT · CHAPTER XI--POLICY · CHAPTER XII--THE SPY · CHAPTER XIII--THE MEAL MOB · CHAPTER XIV--THE SECOND PROVOSTRY · CHAPTER XV--ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE STREETS · CHAPTER XVI--ABOUT THE REPAIR OF THE KIRK · CHAPTER XVII--THE LAW PLEA · CHAPTER XVIII--THE SUPPRESSION OF THE FAIRS · CHAPTER XIX--THE VOLUNTEERING · CHAPTER XX--THE CLOTHING

 

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