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An alarm to Britain; or, an inquiry, into the causes of the rapid progress of infidelity, in the present age.
Perth: printed by R. Morison junior, for R. Morison & Son, booksellers. 1795. 12mo., 211 + (3)pp. including the final advertisement leaf, bound in modern plain boards, spine lettered. First, and only, edition. Apparently scarce, ESTC finding copies at 6 libraries in UK, but none elsewhere, and apparently not in BL. John Jamieson (1759-1838), antiquary and philologist, was, in 1795, Minister of the Gospel in Forfar (Scotland). 'In 1788, in recognition of his ability and attainments, after replying to Priestley's History of Early Opinions> in his own Vindication of the Doctrine of Scripture >(2 vols., 1795), Jamieson received from the college of New Jersey the degree of DD. His other honours included membership of the Society of Scottish Antiquaries, of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh, of the American Antiquarian Society of Boston, United States, and of the Copenhagen Society of Northern Literature. He was also a royal associate of the first class of the Royal Society of Literature instituted by George IV. Jamieson's chief work, the Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language>, appeared, with an elaborate preliminary dissertation, in two volumes in 1808.' [T. W. Bayne, rev. John D. Haigh in ODNB]. The Rev. Andrew Somerville, who knew him well, wrote of 'his extensive learning, his urbane deportment, his entertaining conversation, and his consistency of character'.
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