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MULL SONNETS-

BEN TEALLADH

LOCH BAA

LOCH BAA: AGAIN

FAREWELL TO LOCH BAA

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BEN GREIG

MULL WEATHER

THE RUINED CLACHAN

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BONNIE STRATHNAVER

CAITHNESS.

JOHN O'GROAT'S HOUSE

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WICK : THE HERRING FISHERY

PERTHSHIRE.

LOCH RANNOCH

LOCH RANNOCH MOOR

THE BOTHIE AT LOCH ERICHT

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AT LOCH ERICHT

A SONG OF BEN LEDI

ABERDEENSHIRE,

BRAEMAR: THE THREE CHURCHES

BEN MUICDHUI

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THE HIGHLANDER'S LAMENT

ARRAN.

GLEN ROSA

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SABBATH MEDITATION IN ARRAN

A TALK WITH THE TOURISTS.

FELLOW WANDERERS, —

This book is a book for you—not, indeed, consciously written for you -- composed rather with no conscious purpose at all, but merely to pour

forth the spontaneous, happy moods of my own soul, as they came upon me during many years' rambling among the Bens and Glens of my Scottish fatherland; but, as it has turned out, it is a book well suited for your migratory needs and vagabond habits; and therefore I desire to have an hour's talk with you, partly to introduce myself, that you may understand how much I am one of yourselves, and how far I deserve your confidence; partly to put a clue into your hand which may lead you through the pleasant mazes of our mountain world in a more distinct and practical way than was possible in the form of verse.

For, the Muse, whether she be a linnet or a lark, in her utterances can obey only one law; she has pleasure only in the beautiful, and will not descend from her leafy spray, or her airy poise, to subserve any vulgar

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