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Re: legends

Dear Henry Cummings,

Thankyou for your intriguing relation of your trips to Scotland.  It has
been a dream of mine since I was a child.  My father, Ross St.Clair would
also like to say hi and thankyou for he has never been.  Thankyou again!

Rosslyn St.Clair

> From: Henry1398 <Henry1398@aol.com>
> To: sinclair@zilker.net
> Subject: Re: legends
> Date: Wednesday, April 08, 1998 9:24 PM
> Dear Rosslyn St. Clair,
> Your inquiry about Scotland fascinates me, because of your very special
> You  are in for a great treat when you make the trip to the cradle of our
> great family.
> No visit to Scotland would be complete without seeing the Rosslyn
> Chapel, located in the outer suburbs of Edinburgh.  Its Medieval
> beauty has a world wide reputation.  Built in 1446 by Sir William
> Sinclair, the 3rd Prince of Orkney and 6th Lord of Roslin, it is
> a living monument to his motto "Commit Thy Work To God".  Truly,
> this is an eternal shrine for all Sinclairs!
> My wife and I spent some time in Scotland in 1988, 1991, & 1997, studying
> Sinclair roots. Located at the edge of the Pentland Hills at a distance
> seven
> miles south of Edinburgh, the town of Roslin sits on the bank of
> the River Esk.  It's terrain is in the form of a glen, well
> vegetated with trees and meadows.  From the town a short road
> leads to the Chapel.  Nestled among the trees, centuries away
> from our modern life, the gray stone structure catches your eye. 
> The village is spelled Roslin, while the Chapel bears the Celtic
> spelling of Rosslyn.
> Large and impressive, this is no ordinary building.  A closer
> look reveals that it has suffered the ravages of time.  Statues,
> once punctuating the many shelves and alcoves, are notably
> absent, having been pillaged during the Reformation in the
> Seventeenth Century.  Nevertheless, its stark beauty is
> breathtaking.  Within its thick stone walls one is overwhelmed by
> the majestic silence of a unique splendor.  Stone carvings, which
> depict the stories in the Holy Scriptures, are covering the
> columns, the walls, and even the ceilings.  It is obvious why
> many people call this "the Bible in stone".
> Web Site: http://www.rosslynchapel.org.uk/
> Have a happy trip!
> H. S. "Pete" Cummings, Jr.