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Our Little Scotch Cousin
Author of "Our Little English Cousin,"
"Our Little French Cousin," etc.
The Page Company
BY L. C. PAGE & COMPANY
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THE LITTLE COUSIN SERIES
First Impression, April, 1906
Third Impression, July, 1907
Fourth Impression, October, 1909
Fifth Impression, November, 1911
Sixth Impression, April, 1914
Seventh Impression, June, 1918
THE COLONIAL PRESS
C. H. SIMONDS CO., BOSTON, U. S. A.
To the thousands of little American cousins the little Scotch cousins send their greetings.
The Scotch, perhaps, are not so very different from the Americans, after all, and certainly there is so much in common between the English, the Americans, and the Scotch that each may be expected to have a lively concern in the affairs of the other!
Many of the Scottish legends and stories of romance and history have an abounding interest for Americans of all ages, and who shall say that Scott and Burns are not as great favourites in America as in Scotland itself? For this reason, and for the fact that thousands of Scottish-Americans have never severed the ties of sentiment which bind them to Bonnie Scotland, a warm welcome is assured to our little Scotch cousins whenever they may come to visit America.
As with our little English cousins there is the bond of common speech; and Scotch institutions, though varied and strange in many instances, are in others very similar to those of America.
Of the historic and scenic charms of Scotland much has already been written in the romances and poems of Scott and Burns, so that little American cousins may be expected to have at least a nodding acquaintance with them. On the other hand, these charms are so numerous and varied that American cousins cannot but wish that some day they may be able to visit the land of purple heather.