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Dr. John Brown (1810–1882)

Brown, John. A Scotch essayist; born at Biggar, 1810; died in 1882. He practiced medicine in Edinburgh. Whatever his pen touched it adorned. The objects of his affection were homely landscapes, old-fashioned people, the departed, children, and dogs. Humor and pathos tinged all he wrote. The story of Rab, the dog, and that of Marjorie Fleming, the child, will live long in English literature. Three volumes contain all his writings: ‘Horæ Subsecivæ’ (2 vols.), and ‘John Leech and Other Papers.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).