Henry Mackenzie

(1745—1831) writer

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author of the influential novel, The Man of Feeling (1771). In 1773 he published The Man of the World, in which the protagonist is a villain; and in 1777 Julia de Roubigné, a novel in the manner of Richardson's Clarissa. Mackenzie was chairman of the committee that investigated Macpherson's ‘Ossian’. He has been referred to as ‘the Addison of the North’. See Sentiment, Novel Of.

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