Ogilvie (or Ogilby), John (2), Dd, Frs

Ogilvie (Or Ogilby), John (2), D.D., F.R.S., a noted Scotch divine and writer, was born in 1733. He studied at the University of Aberdeen. He became pastor of Midmar in 1759, and retained that office until his death, which occurred in 1814. He wrote, Poems on several Subjects (1762, 4to): — Providence, a poem (1764, 4to): — Sermons (1767, 8vo) — Paradise, a poem (1769, 4to): — Philosophical and Critical Observations on Compositions (1774, 2 vols. 8vo): — Rona, a poem (1777, 4to): — An Inquiry into the Causes of Infidelity and Scepticism (1783, 8vo): — Theology of Plato, compared with the Principles of Oriental and Grecian Philosophers (1793, 8vo).: — Britannia, an epic poem (1801, 4to): — Examination of the Evidence of Prophecy in Behalf of the Christian Religion (1803, 8vo). See Gorton, Genesis Biog. Diet. s.v.' Darling, Cycl. Bibliog. 2:2231; Chambers, Biog. Diet. of Eminent Scotsmen, 4:85. (J. N. P.)

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