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KIRK AND NATION SIR,—Space did not allow me to detail

any of the numerous factual errors in Mr. Reid's book. He has taken as critical specifically of his own work certain comments arising out of my general reflections on the books under review and on Scottish ecclesiastical history as a whole. These comments were a plea for clearer thinking and more precise terminology, and nothing in Mr. Rcid's letter convinces me that this pica was unnecessary.—Yours faithfully,


University of Edinburgh, Department of Scottish History, Old College, Edinburgh, 8