Or I see him setting off to church, for he was a great 'stoop' of the Auld Licht kirk, and his mouth is very firm now as if there were a case of discipline to face, but on his way home he is bowed with pity.
She was her grandfather's companion, and thus he wrote of her death, this stern, self-educated Auld Licht with the chapped hands:-
Muir stood apart from the mainstream of Enlightenment, a representative rather of Auld Licht
tendencies in eighteenth-century Scottish churchmanship and university politics.
This of course split the protestant church into two--Church of Scotland and the large break-away Free Church with two smaller secessions, The Auld Licht
Church and the Wes Free Church--all still preaching infallibility and total Sabattarianism.
His first successful book, Auld Licht
Idylls (1888), contained sketches of life in Kirriemuir, as did the stories in A Window in Thrums (1889).