Lawson, George, Dd

Lawson, George, D.D.

an eminent Scotch divine, was born March 13, 1749, near West Linton, Peeblesshire. At twenty he had finished his studies, and was licensed to preach. In 1771 he was ordained pastor of the Bergher Secession Church at Selkirk, where he continued during the remainder of his life. For more than thirty years he was also professor of divinity in the school of theology at the same place, and died there February 21, 1820. He was a man of marked ability, extensive scholarship, and earnest piety. Dr. Lawson published many volumes of Sermons and Lectures; also Discourses on the Whole Book of Esther, etc. (Edinb. 1804, 12mo; Lond. 1809, 12mo): — Lectures on the Whole Book of Ruth, etc. (Edinb. 1805, 12mo): — Lectures on the History of Joseph (1807, 2 volumes, 12mo): — Exposition of the Book of Proverbs (1821, 2 volumes, 12mo; posth. pub. from 80 MS. vols. left by the author). See Macfarlane, Life (Edinb. 1861; N.Y. 1881).

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