This gallant Highland chief; who united such amiable manners and
attractive accomplishments to the proverbial hardihood and valour of his
race, that his name has descended to us under the title of "the gentle
An eminent martyr of the Scottish church, and whose name is still retained
in the popular designation of one of its sects.
It is worth mentioning that his Dialogue on Scottish Music, prefixed to the
History, was the first means of giving foreign musicians a correct
understanding of the Scottish scale, which, it is well known, differs from
that prevalent on the continent; and it is consistent with our knowledge,
that the author was highly complimented on this subject by the greatest
Italian and German composers.
Chalmers, Rev Thomas
An eminent orator, philosopher, and
divine. He now constitutes to all
future time so essential a portion of Scottish history, that his name
will be forgot only when Scotland itself will cease to be remembered.
An eminent bookseller, was the son of the Rev. William Creech, minister of
Newbattle, a most respectable clergyman, and of Miss Mary Buley, an
English lady, related to a family of rank in Devonshire.
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