Professor Cryppes

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Formerly ordinary Mr. Cripps of W___, who, "...for ten years, the organist and music and singing master of the town...." He promotes himself to professor and fancies up his name when moves his family to London to seek greater success. His hustling son John Quintin "Jack" tries to sell one his operas.

From volume 2 of the three volume novel The Edinburgh Tales (1845-1846) by Christian Isobel Johnstone.