An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops, Down to the Year 1688 (Classic Reprint)

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There is hardly any one who has undertaken to throw light on the antiquities of Scotland, who has not had to acknowledge the ready and most valuable assistance of lieut.-geneml Hutton This distin gnished ofiicer has long devoted all the leisure which the duties of an active profes sion have permitted him to cuj oy, to inquiries re specting the ancient history, the arts, and the institutions, which distinguished our ancestors in this portion of the British empire. His know ledge of ecclesiastical architecture, and his in ti mate acquaintance with the various orders of ascetics who inh shited our and cut monasteries, qualify him in a particular manner for a great work, to which it is said his attention has been man y years directed, on the Religious Houses of Scotland. The curiosity of the learned could not fail to receive much gratification were the General to realise his important undertaking.-for near ly all the Notes contained in the Appendix, the reader is indebted to the friendly condeseen sion of this most accomplish ed antiquary.

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