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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 vols. 12mo.

      Account of the Abolishment of Female Infanticide in Guezerat, with considerations on the question of promoting the Gospel in India. 1815, 8vo.

      A Sermon, Edin. 1810.

      Barzillai 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.

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