John Logan

(1748-1788 / Scotland)

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)
Poems (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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Monimia. An Ode

In weeds of sorrow wildly 'dight,
Alone beneath the gloom of night,
Monimia went to mourn;
She left a mother's fond alarms;
Ah! never to return!

The bell had struck the midnight hour,
Disastrous planets now had power,
And evil spirits resign'd;

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