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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831. Excerpt: ... its Andersonian Institution; it is sincerely to be wished, that similar institutions may rapidly extend to every town in the kingdom. After leaving Glasgow the road proceeds westward, down the valley of the Clyde, and passes through the flourishing village of Anderston; and two miles and a half from Glasgow, enters the village of Partick, where once stood the palace of the archbishop, the lands of which were granted by the Regent Murray to the Corporation of Bakers of Glasgow, for services they had rendered to his army upon the eve of the battle of Langside. The corporation has here erected extensive mills and granaries upon the river Kelvin. This river, which flows from the Campsie hills, is remarkable for the beauty of its scenery. The road lies through a delightful vale enriched by charming villas and pleasure grounds. After passing Scotstown, (Oswald,) seated on the north bank of the Clyde, five miles from Glasgow, Elderslie, (Speirs, Esq.) and other fine seats are seen upon the opposite shore; beyond which a fine view is here obtained of the ancient burgh of Renfrew, and a little farther down, Renfield House, (A. Campbell, Esq. of Blytheswood, M. P.) It is in the Grecian style of architecture, and is altogether an elegant building, situate at a short distance from the river. The debouchure of the river Cart here presents a fine prospect. On the right are now seen the Kilpatrick hills, diverging north-east, and terminating with the rock of Dunbuck, which, near to Dunbar "On both sides of the road from Anderston to Partick are passed many delightful country seats and gardens, and on the opposite bank of the Clyde, stands the village of Govan, having a very picturesque appearance. The tower and spire of the new church give it a strong resemblance to Str...
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