See also:Brown (1784-1858), was
See also:born at
See also:Biggar, Scotland, on the 22nd of
See also:September 181o . He graduated as•M.D. at the university of
See also:Edinburgh in 1833, and practised as a physician in that city . His reputation, however, is based on the two volumes of essays, Horae Subsecivae (i.e . "leisure
See also:hours") (18.58, 1861), John Leech and other Papers (1882),
See also:Rab and His Friends (1859), and Marjorie
See also:Fleming: a
See also:Sketch (1863) . The first
See also:volume of Horae Subsecivae deals chiefly with the equipment and duties of a physician, the second with subjects outside his profession . He was emphatic in his belief that an author should publish nothing "unless he has something to say, and has done his best to say it aright." Acting on this principle, he published little himself, and only after subjecting it to the severest
See also:criticism . His
See also:work is invariably characterized by
See also:humour and tenderness . He suffered during the latter years of his
See also:life from pronounced attacks of melancholy, and died on the I1 th of May 1882 . See also E . T . M'Laren, Dr John Brown and his
See also:Sister Isabella (4th ed., .1890) and Letters of Dr John Brown, edited by his son and D . W .
Forrest, with biography by E . T . M'Laren (19o7) .
JOHN BROWN (1800-1859)
JOHN GEORGE BROWN (1831— )
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