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The Last of the Lairds: Or the Life and Opinions of Malachi Mailings Esq. of Auldbiggings

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Excerpt: "... could make no impression, and apprehensive that entreaty would prove equally ineffectual; but nevertheless he again addressed the Nabob, in a firmer tone, however, than he had hitherto employed--"Sir, such proceedings are not in unison with the feelings of this country. Mr. Mailings is the representative of an ancient family; the habits and affections of the ...more
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published 1976 by Scottish Academic Press (first published 1826)
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This charming 1826 novel deserves a wider audience. Make sure you read this 1976 edition, which restores all the expurgated text, and deletes the added text, that a friend and colleague of the author's thoroughly bowdlerized. There is quite a bit of Scots dialect, so much that a glossary in the back is necessary.

The story involves an unnamed first person narrator, a friend of the aging laird Malachi Mailings, who is involved in machinations to help the laird hold on to his land. The laird's est
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