NOTES 141 protects the entrance to the Sound of Islay. Compare the essay on Thomas Stevenson in Memories and Portraits. lona contains the ruined monastery of St. Coiumba (521-597 A.C.), the famous Irish saint who converted the Picts and ancient Britons. lona was the centre of Celtic, as distinct from Roman, Christianity. dulse, seaweed. bothies, huts. Spurgeon (1834-1892), the well-known evangelical preacher of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. slater, a wood-louse. French battle-fields. The Franco-German War was then raging. PORTRAIT OF ROBERT HUNTER Another of Stevenson's delightful pen-portraits of an old- fashioned Scottish gentleman. Mr. Hunter, as Commissioner of the Northern Lights, was well known to the Stevenson family. Miss Mathers. Authoress of the once-popular novel, Comin* thro' the Eye (1875). Chelsea veteran. Chelsea Hospital, for invalid soldiers, was founded by Charles II. Here a large number of veterans, grown old in the service of their country, end their days in peace. Webster. Daniel Webster (1782-1852), American statesman and orator. Burke. Edmund Burke (1729-1797), the great Whig politician whose works, especially his Reflections on the French Revolution, are full of florid declamation and * purple patches.' Junius, the author of certain brilliant but scurrilous anonymous letters, attacking all the statesmen of the day, which began to appear in the Public Advertiser in 1769. He is usually identified with Sir Philip Francis. XI BEGGARS Two clever sketches of beggars whom Stevenson met in the course of his wanderings in the south of Scotland. * Queen Mab.' An early poem of Shelley's, reflecting his atheistical and revolutionary views. glimpses ol tlie moon, Hamlet, i. iv. 54. Mr. Burfoage, the famous actor-manager, owner of the Globe., Blackfriars and other theatres, and patron of Shakespeare. onhousel'd, Hamlet, i. v. 77. Tannahill, a Scotch lyric poet (1774-1810) and disciple of Burns. teres, totus teres atque rotwidus, * four square to all the winds that blow,' Horace Sat. 2. 7-87. Wilson. Sir Archdale Wilson, commanding the forces before Delhi.