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ESSAYS BY HUGH MILLER. BY THE SAME AUTHOR,

Price 78. 6d. each.

THE TESTIMONY OF THE ROCKS.

THE FOOT-PRINTS OF THE CREATOR.

THE CRUISE OF THE BETSEY.

THE OLD RED SANDSTONE.

MY SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLMASTERS.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF ENGLAND AND ITS PEOPLE.

SCENES AND LEGENDS OF THE NORTH OF

SCOTLAND.

THE HEADSHIP OF CHRIST.

SKETCH-BOOK OF POPULAR GEOLOGY.

HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL,

POLITICAL AND SOCIAL,

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC.

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BY HUGH MILLER,
THE OLD RED SANDSTONE," "MY SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLMASTERS,"

THE TESTIMONY OF THE ROCKS," ETC.

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EDINBURGH: ADAM & CHARLES BLACK.

LONDON : HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO.

MDCCCLXII.

MULLER AND FAIRLY, PRINTERS, EDINBURGH.

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UNUSUAL as it is to republish newspaper articles, no apology
is deemed necessary in presenting this volume to the public.
At the time of Mr Hugh Miller's death, it was felt that a
large proportion of his contributions to the “Witness” de-
served a permanent place in the literature of his country.
They were recognised as distinguished—both by their lite-
rary merit and their sterling value—from the fugitive and
ephemeral productions of every day journalism. Assuming
the conduct of a newspaper in the maturity of his powers,
and in the plenitude of his literary and scientific informa-
tion, Mr Miller's habit of composition was entirely different
from that of ordinary ready writers of the press.
correctly remarked at the time of his death, "he did not
work easy, but with laborious special preparation." He
meditated his articles as an author meditates his books or a
poet his verses, conceiving them as wholes, working fully
out their trains of thought, enriching them with far-brought

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