Douglas, Neil

(1750-1823)
   Scottish poet about whose early life little is known. He was educated at Glasgow University and became a nonconformist preacher. Sermons on Important Subjects, With Some Essays in Poetry was published in 1789. This contained an ode referring to the illness and recovery of King George III. A master of the Gaelic language, he went on a preaching tour of Argyllshire in 1797. In 1817 he was charged with sedition; the case was laughed out of court. He died in Glasgow. In A Monitory Address to Great Britain1 (published in 1792 under the pseudonym "Britannicus"), he urges the king to abolish the slave trade as being anti-Christian, to do away with dueling and church patronage, and to issue a proclamation against vice. Some of his other publications: The Lady's Scull, 1794. King David's Psalms, 1815 (translations and paraphrases, intended to be sung.). Some of his poems: "Lavinia" (based upon the Book of Ruth), "Britain's Guilt, Danger, and Duty," "Thoughts on Modern Politics" (a poem on the slave trade), "The Royal Penitent, or true Repentance exemplified in David, King of Israel" (a poem in two parts).
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997.

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Douglas Neil — MP for Moose Jaw In office 4 January 1973 (1973 01 04) – 9 July 1984 (1984 07 09) Preceded by John Skoberg …   Wikipedia

  • Douglas Neil Brodie — (January 15, 1872 – September 14, 1954) was a businessman and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Cape Breton East in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1941 to 1945 as a Co operative Commonwealth Federation member. He was …   Wikipedia

  • Kennedy, Douglas Neil — (1893 1988)    By profession a biologist, but his life s work turned out to be the revival and encouragement of folk dance through the auspices of the English Folk Dance Society (EFDS) and its successor English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Douglas Wimberley — Douglas Neil Wimberley Nickname Tartan Tam Born 15 August 1896 Inverness Died 26 August 1983 (aged 87) Coupar Angus …   Wikipedia

  • Neil M. Gunn — Born Neil Miller Gunn November 8, 1891(1891 11 08) Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland Died January 15, 1973(1973 01 15) (aged 81) Occupation novelist …   Wikipedia

  • Douglas Rushkoff — Born February 18, 1961 (1961 02 18) (age 50) Occupation American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer graphic …   Wikipedia

  • Neil Gaiman — (2009) Neil Richard Gaiman (* 10. November 1960 in Portchester, England) ist Autor zahlreicher Science Fiction und Fantasygeschichten, Comics und Drehbücher. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Neil Richard Gaiman — Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman en octobre 2007 Naissance 10 novembre  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Neil Gaiman — et son chien Cabal en juin 2009 Nom de naissance Neil Richard Gaiman Acti …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Neil Bzibziak — Ring name(s) Super Fan Chet Douglas Chet The Jet Chet The Jett Chet Jablonski Mariousz Jablonski Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1] Billed weight 232  …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.