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Perceptions of life in the Perthshire Parish of Kinclaven around 1725. A poem which was penned to Mrs Fisher the wife of Rev. James Fisher by her cousin Margaret Erskine, Dunfermline. It was published by Dr. John Brown in his narrative on the life of Rev Fisher.
Coffee or Kail? Not sure if we'd cope here with that - though we love making Kail crisps and Kail is of course the new Broccoli!
Mrs Fisher was the wife of the Rev. James Fisher who was the minister at Kinclaven Church from 1725 and seceeded as one of 'The four Brethren' from the Church of Scotland. He established The Kirk O' Muir and took most of the Kinclaven Church congregation with him. The poem addressed to Mrs Fisher was written by her cousin Mary Erskine and appended by Dr. John Brown in his biography of Fisher "Memorials of the Rev. James Fisher ... in a narrative of his life ... and a selection from his writings'' In: Young (1849)
Memorials of Alexander Moncrieff, M.A., and James Fisher, fathers of the United Presbyterian Church.
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