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“THE CATHEDRAL, AND ABBEY - CHURCH OF IONA,”.
BY THE RIGHT REVEREND THE BISHOP OF ARGYLL AND THE ISLES.
TO THE MOST NOBLE
THE MOST NOBLE THE MARQUIS OF LORNE.
MY LORD MARQUIS,
Allow me to inscribe the following publication on Iona to your Lordship, who, like myself, is connected with “The Land of the Mountain and Flood.” It refers to that charmed Isle in West Argyllshire, which is so famed in Scottish story, as well as in the chronicles of European civilization, and which appears to intensify in interest, with the lapse of years. The subject and its religious associations have, during a lengthened period, engrossed the profound attention of many distinguished Savants, who recorded their sentiments in unison with their own peculiar bias; although, in some instances, their judgment has been egregiously distorted, and their narrative grievously at fault. It is, then, devoutly to be desired that the present