Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 630–35.

Narrative of a Fatal Event

[Walter Scott] *




Universities, Education, Induction, Natural Theology, Botany, Fieldwork, Accidents

    The narrator comments of the teaching he encountered whilst studying with a friend at the University of Glasgow: 'one lamentable consequence of this presumptive system was the effect it had on young men of my own age [...] we reversed the order of induction, and, pretending to follow the works of the Deity as our principle guide, endeavoured to illustrate the revealed will of God by the analogy of nature' (631). Gives an account of the natural history fieldtrip during which his friend 'Campbell' drowns off Jura whilst collecting samples of seaweed (631).

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