Biography of John Logan
John Logan (1748–1788) was a minister in Leith, Scotland. He was born at Soutra, Midlothian, to farmer George Logan. He was presented the charge of South Leith in 1771, and was ordained in 1773.
He published poems by Michael Bruce after Bruce's death.
John Logan's Works:
Elements of the Philosophy of History (1781)
An Essay on the Manners and Governments of Asia (1782)
Runnamede, a tragedy (1783)
Review of the Principal Charges against Warren Hastings (1788)
[Posthumous] Sermons, two volumes, (1790, 1791)
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- Three Moves
- Runnamede, A Tragedy. Prologue
- Ode to Sleep
- Hymn V. Behold! the mountain of the Lord
- To the Cuckoo
- Ossian's Hymn to the Sun
- Ode Written in Spring
- Hymn IX. Where high the heavenly temple ...
- Heavenly Wisdom
- Hymn VIII. When Jesus, by the Virgin bro...
- Hymn VII. Messiah! at thy glad approach
- Ode To The Cuckoo
- Ode to a Man of Letters
O Happy is the man who hears
Instruction's warning voice,
And who celestial wisdom makes
His early, only choice.
For she has treasures greater far
Than east or west unfold,
And her reward is more secure
Than is the gain of gold.