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'Singing Of Psalms Of Which I Could Never Get Enough': Labouring Class Religion And Poetry In The Cambuslang Revival Of 1741, Elspeth Jajdelska Dec 2015

'Singing Of Psalms Of Which I Could Never Get Enough': Labouring Class Religion And Poetry In The Cambuslang Revival Of 1741, Elspeth Jajdelska

Studies in Scottish Literature

Describes and discusses the nature and uses of poetry by Scottish labouring-class participants in the revival at Cambuslang, near Glasgow, in 1741, drawing on the manuscript account of the revival collected by the parish minister, William McCulloch; setting the poems in the context of recent scholarly reconsideration of 17th and 18th century Scottish religious culture; relating the poems to the Scottish use of metrical psalms in kirk services and domestic devotions; and commenting in detail on poems by Alexander Bilsland and George Tassie, and a report on religious poetry reading by Ann Wylie.


Tollerators And Con-Tollerators (1703) And Archibald Pitcairne: Text, Background And Authorship, John Macqueen Nov 2014

Tollerators And Con-Tollerators (1703) And Archibald Pitcairne: Text, Background And Authorship, John Macqueen

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the historical background and theatrical characteristics of a short satirical play set in Edinburgh in 1703, giving the background to the Scottish Parliament's divisions over (and presbyterian hostility to) an act to give religious toleration to Episcopalian ministers; argues that the most probable author is the Jacobite poet and playwright Dr. Archibald Pitcairne (1652-1713); and presents the first modern annotated text of the play.


How Scottish Is The Scottish Psalter? William Mure Of Rowallan, Zachary Boyd, And The Metrical Psalter Of 1650, Peter Auger Nov 2014

How Scottish Is The Scottish Psalter? William Mure Of Rowallan, Zachary Boyd, And The Metrical Psalter Of 1650, Peter Auger

Studies in Scottish Literature

Reassesses the origin and sources for the Scottish metrical psalter of 1650, in particular the contributions and influence of Sir William Mure of Rowallan and Zachary Boyd, questioning the statistical analysis of specific phrases by William Rorison on which most previous discussions have relied, and focusing instead on circumstances of the revision, the complex interrelation of multiple available versions, and the significance of Mure's version as a model of what Scottish psalmody could be, rather than as a source for particular verses or lines.


George Mackay Brown’S “Celia”: The Creative Conversion Of A Catholic Heroine, Linden Bicket Nov 2014

George Mackay Brown’S “Celia”: The Creative Conversion Of A Catholic Heroine, Linden Bicket

Studies in Scottish Literature

Compares the early manuscript and published text of a short story "Celia," by the Scottish Orcadian writer, poet, and Catholic convert George Mackay Brown (1921-1996), to examine the depiction of alcoholism in the story, the influence of Graham Greene, and Brown's softening or repression of his original explicit Catholic themes and imagery when revising the story for publication.