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"much as the sins of the town may have induced god to give the whole to the flames. For such oracular
observations Major exposed himself to the ridicule of Buchanan and the contempt of Knox who without
superior learning were guilty of greater faults." Chalmer's Caledonia, vol 2, p 507-8.

"The parish church is a large and venerable structure. It was formerly the church of the Franciscan
monastery. From the style of architecture it appears to have been built in the 12th or 13th century. Only
the Western part is used for public worship, the remainder of the fabric is unroofed and going
fast to ruin. The patronage of the Collegiate Charge is in the Earl of Hopeton." Sinclair's Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account.]

"The church is a venerable Gothic fabric 201 feet in length supposed to be of the 13th or 14th century.
Forden styles it Lucerna Laudoniae, the Lamp of Lothian on account of the beauty of its structure and
because being lighted at night, it was visible at a great distance. The quire & Transept are now in
a somewhat dilapidated state but the square tower which surmounts the building and is ninety feet
high is entire. The western part of the cross has been lately fitted up in a superior style and is used as
the parish church." Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Haddington 1851.

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