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KIRKWOOD, JAMES, 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:

      Grammatica Latina, Edin. 1675, 12mo. Lond. 1677, 8vo.

      Compendium of Rhetoric, with a small Treatise on Analysis, appended. 1678.

      A New Family-book; or, The True interest of Families. Lond. 1693, 8vo.

      Advice to Children. Lond. 1693, 8vo.

      Discourses about the right way of improving our time. Lond. 1603.

      An improved 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of the Parliamentary Commissioners for Colleges, and it continued to be commonly used in the Scottish schools till superseded by Ruddiman’s Rudiments.

      Plea before the Kirk and Civil Judicature of Scotland, in 5 parts. Lond. 1698, 4to.

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