Letter-Gae

The precentor is called by Allen Ramsay “The Letter-gae of haly rhyme.” “Holy rhyme” means hymns or chants.

“There were no sae mony hairs on the warlock's face as there's on Letter-gae's ain at this moment.” —Sir W Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. xi.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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