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Buchan

[ buhk-uhn; Scots buhkh-uhn ]

noun

  1. John Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875–1940, Scottish novelist and historian: governor general of Canada 1935–40.


Buchan

/ ˈbʌkən /

noun

  1. BuchanJohn18751940MScottishPOLITICS: statesmanHISTORY: historianWRITING: novelist John , 1st Baron Tweedsmuir. 1875–1940, Scottish statesman, historian, and writer of adventure stories, esp The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) and Greenmantle (1916); governor general of Canada (1935–40)


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We have the original of the photo, and the book (he was crazy about John Buchan) and that bloody pipe killed him in the end at 72.

They took up a position in Strathbogie, a little further north, and Buchan's force abandoned the pursuit and dispersed.

Buchan's force, however, was continuously obtaining additions, while Bruce was getting pinched with hunger.

In the present version we may with some confidence attribute to Buchan the stanzas from 48 to the end, as well as 15 and 16.

Buchan has a version (i. 15) twenty-five stanzas longer than the present, which is given in our Appendix.

Both of these are here given, and in the Appendix may be seen Buchan's more extensive, but far less poetical version.

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