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Archibald Alison (1757–1839)

Alison, Archibald. A Scottish writer; born in Edinburgh, Nov. 13, 1757; died there, May 17, 1839; father of the following. The charm of his pulpit oratory drew general attention to his published sermons; and by his ‘Essay on the Nature and Principles of Taste’ and kindred themes he won an acknowledged but inconspicuous position in literature.