See also:born at Huntly,
See also:Aberdeenshire . His
See also:father, a
See also:farmer, was one of the Macdonalds of
See also:Glencoe, and a
See also:direct descendant of one of the families that suffered in the
See also:massacre .
See also:Macdonald's youth was passed in his native
See also:town, under the immediate influence of the Congregational
See also:Church, and in' an atmosphere strongly impregnated with Calvinism . He took his degree at
See also:Aberdeen University, and migrated thence to
See also:London, studying at Highbury
See also:College for the Congregational
See also:ministry . In 185o he was appointed pastor of Trinity Congregational Church, Arundel, and, after resigning, his cure there, was engaged in ministerial
See also:work in Manchester . His
See also:health, however, was unequal to the
See also:strain, and after a
See also:short sojourn in Algiers he settled in London and adopted the profession of literature .. In 1856 he published his first
See also:book, Within and Without, a dramatic poem; following it in 1857 with a
See also:volume of Poems, and in 1858 by the delightful " faerie
See also:romance " Phantastes . His first conspicuous success was achieved in 1862 with
See also:David Elginbrod, the forerunner of a number of popular novels, which include Alec
See also:Forbes of Howglen (1865),
See also:Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood (1866), Robert Falconer (1868), Malcolm (1875), The
See also:Marquis of Lossie (1877), and Donal
See also:Grant (1883) . He was for a
See also:time editor of
See also:Good Words for the
See also:Young, and lectured successfully in
See also:America in 1872-1873 . He wrote admirable stories for the young, and published some volumes of sermons . In 1877 he was given a
See also:list pension . He died on the 18th of
See also:September 1905 .
Both as preacher and as lecturer on
See also:literary topics
See also:George Macdonald's sincerity and moral
See also:enthusiasm exercised
See also:great influence upon thoughtful minds . His
See also:verse is homely and direct, and marked by religious fervour and simplicity . As. a portrayer of Scottish
See also:life in fiction he was the precursor of a large school, which has benefited by his example, and surpassed its
See also:leader in popularity . The religious
See also:tone of his novels is relieved by tolerance and a broad spirit of
See also:humour, and the simpler emotions of humble life are sympathetically treated .
FLORA MACDONALD (1722—1790)
JACQUES ETIENNE JOSEPH MACDONALD
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