Lives Of Illustrious And Distinguished Scotsmen Vol 2

Author: Robert Chambers
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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The History Of Scotland From The Earliest Period To The Present Time

Author: George Buchanan
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complete Scottish Biographical Dictionary. By ROBERT CHAMBERS. In 4 Vols.
8vo, Embellished with 72 Portraits, 52*.; or, in 8 Half Vols., 6s. 6d. each. " A
standard work, and honourable to every library in which it may find a place." —
including the Re-organization of ...

The Scottish Nation

Author: Alexander Murdoch
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
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It fell to another historian and miscellaneous writer, Robert Chambers, to produce
the first substantial national biographical dictionary: Lives of Illustrious and
Distinguished Scotsmen from the Earliest Period to the Present Time . . . Forming
a Complete Scottish Biographical Dictionary. It marks the fruition of Hailes'
conception of the 'biographia Scotica'. First appearing in instalments from 1832, it
was published whole in 1835 in four octavo volumes, containing about 550
alphabetically ...

The Scots Magazine

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Biography of Illustrious British Statesincin. A Systematic ... Biography of
distinguished Individuals who have contributed to modern improvement in the
arts, sciences, and commerce. History of ... Memoirs of Alexander Murray, D.D.,
Professor of Oriental languages in the University of Edinburgh. Original
correspondence and the biographical notice by Sir Henry Moncrieff Wellwood,
Bart. Life of Mary Queen of Scots. 2 vols. History of England, and of Great Britain
to the present time. 5 vols.

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: John Lauris Blake
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Comprising a Summary Account of the Lives of the Most Distinguished Persons
of All Ages, Nations, and Professions; Including More Than Two Thousand
Articles of American Biography John Lauris Blake ... MURRAY, James, Eakl of,
natural son of James V., of Scotland, by the daughter of the Earl of Mar, was born
in 1529, and created Earl of Murray by Mary, Queen of Scots. lie proved the
ingratitude of bis heart by his barbarous conduct towards this unhappy princess,
against whom ...

Biographical Dictionary Of Eminent Men Of Fife

Author: Matthew Forster Conolly
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It virtually made sure at once the freedom and independence of the country ; and
while Ireland at this time was sinking under English rule through its unfortunate
dissensions, the national spirit of the Scots, united under one beloved leader,
saved their comparatively poor country from that ... His lordship was the father of
William and Thomas— the sixth and seventh Earls — thu latter distinguished for
forming the valuable collection called the " Elgin Marbles," now in the British

A Biographical Dictionary Of Eminent Scotsmen

Author: Robert Chambers
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In 1759 appeared Dr. Robertson's History of Scot. hand, and the similarity of the
subjects in which he and Hume were engaged produced an interchange of
information, and ... Any account of the literary society in which Hume spent his
hours of leisure and conviviality would involve us in a complete literary history of
Scotland during that period, unsuitable to a biographical dictionary. ... An
amusing specimen of his char. acter in this respect is mentioned by M'Kenzie in
his life of Home.

Beeton S Dictionary Of Universal Biography Being The Lives Of Eminent Persons Of All Times Etc

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Boswnnn J ames,bos'-wel, the biographer of Dr. Johnson, was the son of
Alexander Boswell, of Anchinleck, one of the Scottish j ustiees of session. He was
educated at the school and university of Edinburgh, and early distinguished
himself by his love of poetry and the be lea-lather. Being, however, rather
addicted to leasure, and wishing to enter into the army, he father, who deifined
him for his own profession, would not ow him to adopt a mi itary life. At his
request he went to London, ...

A General Biographical Dictionary

Author: John Gorton
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An incursion being made by the Scots, the youDg king, who already felt the
martial ardour by which he was subsequently so much distinguished, placed
himself at the head of a powerful force. ... The pride and oppression of Mortimer
now became so unbearable, that after he had contrived to involve the kiDg's
uncle, the earl of Kent, in a conspiracy, and to have him executed, a general
confederacy was formed against him, at the head of which was the young king
himself, who now in ...