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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
Rev. Zachary Boyd's Preaching, Versus Robin Hood and Davie Linsday

Of the Rev. Zachary Boyd’s pulpit utterances many stories are told, of which the following may be taken as a fair sample:— Finding that several of his hearers left the church after the forenoon service, in order to escape further infliction, the preacher made use of this expression in his afternoon prayer.

"Now, Lord, thou sees that many people do go away from hearing the Word, but had we told them stories of Robin Hood or David Lindsay, they had stayed: and yet none of these are near as good as the Word that I preach."

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