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winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere
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LUKE xv. 18. I will arise and go to my

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LUKE xi. 13. How much more shall your heavenly

Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 327


ISAIAH xxvi. 20. Come, my people, enter thou into

thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee.... 334


Rom. v. 7, 8. For scarcely for a righteous man will.

one die ; yet prrarkenture for a good man some would
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trace the progress of the man of genius, burst

ing through the clouds which humble birth, and a low situation of life tend to throw over his first steps, till by his own native powers he counteracts the disadvantages of his original obscurity, and shines forth acknowledged by an admiring world this is an interesting and a pleasing task-but if misfortune sheds a gloom on his career, while it heightens the interest, it mingles our pleasure with sensations of pity, which arrest our attention more closely to the incidents of his life, however trilling; and such are the feelings which the life of Logan are calculated to awaken.

John Logan was born at Soutra; in the parish of Fala, county of Mid-Lothian, in the year 1748. His father, George Logan, was then a farmer at that place; but afterwards removed to Gossford, the seat of the present Earl of Wemyss, in the county of East-, Lothian. His mother, Janet Waterston, was daughter of John Waterston, who resided in the parish of Stowe. Both parents belonged to that class of the Scottish dissenters who call themselves Burgher-Seceders ; and were equally distinguished by the unblemished rectitude of their conduct, the sincerity of their piety, and the benevolence of their hearts,



They had two sons, of whom John was the younger. The care of the farm, in consequence of the father being killed by accident as he was returning from Edinburgh, devolved upon the elder brother, which, however, he soon quitted, and betook himself to the study of medicine. He afterwards went to America, as a surgeon, where he died about the year 1785.

John gave carly proofs of that superiority of genius by which he was afterwards so remarkably distinguished; and his parents, with an alacrity that deserves imitation, fostered his love of learning, and resolved to educate him for the clerical profession.

Having received all the information and erudition which the parochial school could afford, he went to the university of Edlinburgh. Where a friendship between Logan and Dr Robertson, (late of Dalmeny) commenced, which continued through life with undiminished affection, and uncontaminated with that jealousy which is too common among men of genius. Michael Bruce, whose literary career was soon closed, was then a student at the same university; and the similarity of their genius and pursuits soon produced an intimacy, which continued till the poet of Lochleven dropt prematurely into the tomb. After the ricath of Bruce, Logan engaged witli alacrity in preparing the poems he had left for the press. And in 1770, he published “ Poeins on several occasions, by " Michael Bruce,” to which he added an account of The Life and Character of the Author, and“ some “ Poems written by different authors.” The friends of Logan and of Bruce ore divided in their opinions concerning the share which the latter had in this miscellany.

After Logan had completed that course of theolo

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