A History of Moray and Nairn (Google eBook)

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W. Blackwood, 1897 - Moray (Scotland) - 438 pages
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Page 219 - A title-page is this! and some in file Stand spelling false, while one might walk to MileEnd Green. Why is it harder, sirs, than Gordon, Colkitto, or Macdonnel, or Galasp? Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek, That would have made Quintilian stare and gasp.
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