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'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, circa 1695' (4)
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AB_LL_MARTIN_MARTIN_04
ÀITE
Steòrnabhagh
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
ROS: Steòrnabhagh
DEIT
2008
LINN
2000an
CRUTHADAIR
Martin Martin
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Am Baile
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1407
KEYWORDS
claistinneach
cruthan-tìre litreachais

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'A woman of Stornvay [Stornoway], in Lewis, had a maid who saw visions, and often fell into a swoon; her mistress was very much concerned about her, but could not find out any means to prevent her seeing those things; at last she resolved to pour some of the water used in baptism on her maid's face, believing this would prevent her seeing any more sights of this kind. And accordingly she carried her maid with her next Lord's day, and both of them sat near the basin in which the water stood, and after baptism, before the minister had concluded the last prayer, she put her hand in the basin, took up as much water as she could, and threw it on the maid's face; at which strange action the minister and the congregation were equally surprised. After prayer the minister enquired of the woman the meaning of such an unbecoming and distracted action; she told him it was to prevent her maid's seeing visions; and it fell out accordingly, for from that time she never once more saw a vision of any kind. This account was given me by Mr Morison, minister of the place, before several of his parishioners who knew the truth of it. I submit the matter of fact to the censure of the learned; but for my own part I think it to have been one of Satan's devices to make credulous people have an esteem for holy water.'

Tha a h-uile coltas gur ann ann am Bealach, faisg air Caisteal Dhùin Tuilm san Eilean Sgitheanach a rugadh Màrtainn Màrtainn, do theaghlach a bha beagan uasal, le buntanas do Chlann 'IcDhòmhnaill Shlèite. An dèidh dha ceumnachadh o Oilthigh Dhùin Eidinn ann an 1681 rinn e oideachadh oighrean MhicDhòmhnaill Shlèite agus MhicLeòid na Hearadh mus do theich e a Lunnainn ann an 1695.

Air a bhrosnachadh le càirdean Easbaigeach agus luchd-aosmhorachd, ghabh e obair clàradh-muinntir 's na h-Eileanan Siar d' am buineadh e. Thog e air air turas a Leòdhas ann an 1696, air a leantainn le turas gu Hiort an ath bhliadhna. Chaidh 'The Late Voyage to St. Kilda' fhoillseachadh ann an 1698, agus an uair sin an obair a b' ainmeile aige, 'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland' ann an 1703.

Ged a chaidh airgead a ghealltainn dha airson a chuid obrach, cha deach a phàigheadh a-riamh agus thill Màrtainn dhan Eilean Sgitheanach na thaoitear a-rithist. Aig aois 41 chuir e ainm sìos mar fhear-treanaidh de dhotaireachd aig Oilthigh Leiden san Òlaind agus, air dha tilleadh a Shasainn, chùm e air a' dèanamh dotaireachd, a' ceumnachadh o Reims mu dheireadh ann an 1716. Bhàsaich e an 9mh Dàmhair 1718.

Tha na cunntasan aig Màrtainn Màrtainn air beatha ann an Innse Ghall, ro là an Aonaidh, Chùil Lodair, nam Fògraichean agus Romansachd Bhictorianaich, am measg nan ciad sgrìobhaidhean clò-bhuailte a tha a' dèanamh tuairisgeul air eachdraidh, cultar agus dualchasan de sgìre far an robh seann structuran sòisealta fhathast am bàrr.

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'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, circa 1695' (4)

ROS: Steòrnabhagh

2000an

claistinneach; cruthan-tìre litreachais

Am Baile

Literary Landscapes: Martin Martin

'A woman of Stornvay [Stornoway], in Lewis, had a maid who saw visions, and often fell into a swoon; her mistress was very much concerned about her, but could not find out any means to prevent her seeing those things; at last she resolved to pour some of the water used in baptism on her maid's face, believing this would prevent her seeing any more sights of this kind. And accordingly she carried her maid with her next Lord's day, and both of them sat near the basin in which the water stood, and after baptism, before the minister had concluded the last prayer, she put her hand in the basin, took up as much water as she could, and threw it on the maid's face; at which strange action the minister and the congregation were equally surprised. After prayer the minister enquired of the woman the meaning of such an unbecoming and distracted action; she told him it was to prevent her maid's seeing visions; and it fell out accordingly, for from that time she never once more saw a vision of any kind. This account was given me by Mr Morison, minister of the place, before several of his parishioners who knew the truth of it. I submit the matter of fact to the censure of the learned; but for my own part I think it to have been one of Satan's devices to make credulous people have an esteem for holy water.'<br /> <br /> Tha a h-uile coltas gur ann ann am Bealach, faisg air Caisteal Dhùin Tuilm san Eilean Sgitheanach a rugadh Màrtainn Màrtainn, do theaghlach a bha beagan uasal, le buntanas do Chlann 'IcDhòmhnaill Shlèite. An dèidh dha ceumnachadh o Oilthigh Dhùin Eidinn ann an 1681 rinn e oideachadh oighrean MhicDhòmhnaill Shlèite agus MhicLeòid na Hearadh mus do theich e a Lunnainn ann an 1695.<br /> <br /> Air a bhrosnachadh le càirdean Easbaigeach agus luchd-aosmhorachd, ghabh e obair clàradh-muinntir 's na h-Eileanan Siar d' am buineadh e. Thog e air air turas a Leòdhas ann an 1696, air a leantainn le turas gu Hiort an ath bhliadhna. Chaidh 'The Late Voyage to St. Kilda' fhoillseachadh ann an 1698, agus an uair sin an obair a b' ainmeile aige, 'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland' ann an 1703.<br /> <br /> Ged a chaidh airgead a ghealltainn dha airson a chuid obrach, cha deach a phàigheadh a-riamh agus thill Màrtainn dhan Eilean Sgitheanach na thaoitear a-rithist. Aig aois 41 chuir e ainm sìos mar fhear-treanaidh de dhotaireachd aig Oilthigh Leiden san Òlaind agus, air dha tilleadh a Shasainn, chùm e air a' dèanamh dotaireachd, a' ceumnachadh o Reims mu dheireadh ann an 1716. Bhàsaich e an 9mh Dàmhair 1718.<br /> <br /> Tha na cunntasan aig Màrtainn Màrtainn air beatha ann an Innse Ghall, ro là an Aonaidh, Chùil Lodair, nam Fògraichean agus Romansachd Bhictorianaich, am measg nan ciad sgrìobhaidhean clò-bhuailte a tha a' dèanamh tuairisgeul air eachdraidh, cultar agus dualchasan de sgìre far an robh seann structuran sòisealta fhathast am bàrr.