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BY

F. R. S. & F. A.S. E.

STUR LIBRARY
HISTORICAL ACCOUNT
ANCIENT CULDEES

OF IONA,
SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, AND IRELAND.
JOHN JAMIESON, D.D.
EDINBURGH:

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PRINTED FOR

JOHN BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY, HANOVER-STREET,

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LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, AND C. JAMESON,

PATERNOSTER-ROW, LONDON.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, UIOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATION

1897.

EDINBURGH:
Printed by James Ballantyne & Company,

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When the author engaged in this disquisition, it was not with the remotest idea of writing a book on the subject. His sole design was to collect a few materials, to be afterwards thrown together, so as to form an article in a literary work, to which he had promised to contribute. But, from the contradictory assertions of learned and able writers, concerning the Culdees; from the variety of topics regarding their history or character, which demanded particular attention; and from the indispensable necessity, in an inquiry of this kind, of producing original authorities; he soon found, that it was in vain to think of giving any tolerable account of this celebrated society within the usual limits of an essay. Various dif

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