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James Ogilvie

(1760—1820) scholar


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(1775–1820), emigrated to Virginia (1794) from his native Scotland and made a great reputation for orations delivered at the school he founded and to a larger public. He wrote for The Port Folio, and his Philosophical Essays (1816) gave him a minor place among the philosophic realists. Always unstable and addicted to opium, he committed suicide when his claim to a Scottish earldom was denied.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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