Ayrshire Legatees

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A novel by J. Galt, published 1821. The book largely takes the form of letters recording the adventures of a worthy Scottish minister, Dr Zachariah Pringle, and his family, in the course of a visit to London. Their naïve comments on their experiences, and the comments of their friends in Scotland on the letters themselves, produce what is in effect a social satire, on travellers, on London society, and on the ‘douce folk’ at home.

Subjects: Literature.

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John Galt (1779—1839) novelist

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