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Ian Maclaren In America

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Parent Issue
Day
17
Month
March
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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The Rev. Johu Watscu, D. D. , (Ian Maclaren) au t hor of "Beside tbe Bonni Brier Bush," "Tbe Days of Anld Lang Syne, " etc, is iiow making Jiis second American tour. He was in this country in the autnmn of 1896 from Oct. 2, to Dec. 12, aud achieved snch a triurupb as would no justice to any European celebrity on'e would name. Vast throngs gather weekly to listeu to the eloquent preacher in Liverpool, where he now lives, although he has repeatedly been called to Loudon. Hundreds of thousands of copies of bis boots have been sold in America as well as in England. Dr. Watson is a pure-blooded Highlander and it is said that bis brogue is as broad as . bis shoulders. The suecess be has aehieved as au author a preacher and a lecturer rnay perhap bo explaind by saying that he knowhow to touoh the great heart of th people At the time of bis previou visit the press spoke repeatedly of th alternatiou of tears and langhter i bis vast audieuces. He bas the art o: mirth and pathos. Not many towns as small as Aun Arbor will be favored with a visit from so distinguished a guest and surely this generation of students will not have auother chance. He will speat on "Certain traits of Scottish Cbaracter," witb readings from "Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush." "Auld Lang Syne," "Dr. McClure," etc.