David Robertson Williamson (1761 - 1837)

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"He was one of the Lords of Session of the Old School, a race which no longer exists, talented and accomplished and an able judge, tall and handsome and picturesque looking, with his powdered hair in a queue and his nether man ensconced in knee breeches and silk stockings, with large silver shoe buckles. He prided himself, as did his wife, on his courtly Scottish pronunciation, but was too much given to oaths, not in anger or in the way of common swearing, but with the utmost deliberation in studied language and with the most benevolent smile on his expressive countenance. In politics he was a high Tory, loyal and true ; a model landlord and country gentleman ; hospitable to a fault ; a good shot and a lover of sport. Many of the happiest days of my boyhood were spent at Lawers, one of the most beautiful places in one of the most beautiful districts of Scotland Strathearn, in Perthshire."

Milestones on my long journey : memories of a colonial governor (1917), Sir Charles Bruce G.C.M.G., page 26

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