an eminent teacher and grammarian, who flourished in the 17th
century, was born near Dunbar, and was for some years master of the
grammar school at Linlithgow, and afterwards at Kelso. His works are:
Latina, Edin. 1675, 12mo. Lond. 1677, 8vo.
of Rhetoric, with a small Treatise on Analysis, appended. 1678.
Family-book; or, The True interest of Families. Lond. 1693, 8vo.
Children. Lond. 1693, 8vo.
about the right way of improving our time. Lond. 1603.
edition of the Latin Grammar of John Despauter, the celebrated Dutch
grammarian, 1695. This work he undertook the revision of at the desire
of the Parliamentary Commissioners for Colleges, and it continued to
be commonly used in the Scottish schools till superseded by Ruddiman’s
the Kirk and Civil Judicature of Scotland, in 5 parts. Lond. 1698,