CORMACK, JOHN, D.D.,
an eminent divine of the Church of Scotland, was born in 1776. At an
early period of his life he distinguished himself by his superior
attainments in divinity; and when a student at the Hall, he carried
off the prize then annually awarded, for the best essay on a given
subject in theology. In 1807 he was ordained minister of Stow, in the
presbytery of Lauder and county of Edinburgh, and in this parish he
officiated with great acceptance for nearly 34 years. On every subject
connected with theological literature, Dr. Cormack had amassed a large
stock of sound and valuable information, and the fruits of his
researches appeared in various little works, original and translated,
with which, from time to time, he favoured the public. Dr. Cormack
died suddenly in his own church, on Sunday, December 20, 1840, in his
64th year His works are:
Lives of the
Ancient Philosophers, from the french of Fenelon. London, 1803, 2
the Abolishment of Female Infanticide in Guezerat, with considerations
on the question of promoting the Gospel in India. 1815, 8vo.
the Gileadite, a work abounding in most useful and important
considerations on old age.
Illustrations of Faith, a series of papers originally written for the
Scottish Christian Herald, subsequently published in one small volume.