Professor James Beattie FRSE was a Scottish poet, moralist and philosopher.
He was born the son of a shopkeeper and small farmer at Laurencekirk in the Mearns, and educated at Aberdeen University. In 1760, he was appointed Professor of moral philosophy there as a result of the interest of his intimate friend, Robert Arbuthnot of Haddo. In the following year he published a volume of poems, The Judgment of Paris (1765), which attracted attention. The two works, however, which brought him most fame were:
His Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth (1770), intended as an answer to David Hume, which had great immediate success, and led to an introduction to the King, a... more »
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- Elegy (Tir'd with the busy crouds)
- Hope Beyond The Grave
- Song, In Imitation Of Shakspeare's
- Life And Immortality
- Epitaph: Being Part Of An Inscription Fo...
- The Hares, A Fable.
- Elegy, Written In The Year 1758
- Epitaph, Intended For Himself
- The Hermit
- The Minstrel ; Or, The Progress Of Geniu...
- Ode To Peace
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