Epilogue. ‘Tonald Shaw’

Wallace Stuart

in John Stuart Blackie

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780748611850
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653386 | DOI:
Epilogue. ‘Tonald Shaw’

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This chapter illustrates how John Stuart Blackie was the butt of the joke of an anonymous author only later identified as George Merry, a master at the Edinburgh Academy. Professor Macgregor of New College translated the verses that appeared in The Scotsman in 1881 into Gaelic and read them to his class, accompanied, it seems, by a blind Highlander who normally played his barrel-organ on the Mound. This was censured by the New College Senatus. Macgregor shortly afterwards emigrated to New Zealand for reasons of health. They are included here as a final comment on the inimitable John Stuart Blackie.

Keywords: John Stuart Blackie; George Merry; Edinburgh Academy; Professor Macgregor; New College; The Scotsman; Gaelic; New College Senatus; New Zealand

Chapter.  851 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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