Thursday, March 18, 2010

That Long, Bleak, And Barren Moor

It was among a handful of simple and primitive fisher-folk, in the village of Cove, near Aberdeen, that Father Humphrey began his professional career. The Cove is a fishing village, situated in a nook of the rock-bound coast of Kincardineshire, four miles south of Aberdeen. It stands, our author tells as, ' on the verge of that long, bleak, and barren moor of Drumthwacket,' which Sir Walter Scott has made familiar to novel-readers as the 'fair patrimony' of Captain Dugald Dalgetty, who is the source of so much genial merriment in the 'Legend of Montrose'
Link (here) to the biographical story of Episcopal convert Fr. William Humphrey, S.J., entitled Priestly Recollections, published in Literary World. Photo (source)

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