man of letters and
See also:bishop, was the son of a small shopkeeper at Pittenweem, Fife, where he was
See also:born on the 14th of
See also:July 1721 . He waseducated at
See also:Dunbar and at Balliol
See also:Oxford, where he took his M.A. degree in 1743, and as
See also:chaplain to the 3rd regiment of
See also:guards he was at the
See also:battle of
See also:Fontenoy, 1745 . He then returned to Balliol as a Snell exhibitioner; became
See also:vicar of High Ercall,
See also:Shropshire, in 1750;
See also:canon of Windsor, 1762; bishop of Carlisle, 1787 (and also dean of Windsor, 1788); bishop of
See also:Salisbury, 1791 . Other honours were the degree of D.D., 1758, and those of F.R.S. and F.S.A. in 1778 .
See also:Douglas was not conspicuous as an ecclesiastical
See also:administrator, preferring to his livings the delights of
See also:London in winter and the fashionable watering-places in summer . Under the patronage of the
See also:earl of Bath he entered into a
See also:good. many
See also:literary controversies, vindicating Milton from W . Lauder's
See also:charge of
See also:plagiarism (1750), attacking
See also:David'Hume's rationalism in his Criterion of Miracles (1752),_ and the Hutchinsonians in his A
See also:pology for the
See also:Clergy (1755) . He also edited Captain
See also:Journals, and
See also:Diary and Letters (1763) . He died on the 18th of May 1807, and a
See also:volume of MiscellaneousW orks, prefaced by a
See also:short biography, was published in 182x .
GAVIN DOUGLAS (1474?-1522)
SIR CHARLES DOUGLAS
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