Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (J) Jeffrey,
founder of the Edinburgh Review (In its time, it was the most important
critical journal in the English-speaking world.), was born on 23 October
1773 in Charles Street, Edinburgh, the son of a Depute-Clerk of the Court
of Session. Educated at Edinburgh High School and the universities of
Glasgow, Edinburgh and Oxford, he was admitted to the Bar in Edinburgh in
1794. His involvement in Whig politics hampered his legal career, and he
tried unsuccessfully to become a writer, suppressing a long poem
("Dreaming") before publication.
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