Alexander Carlyle

(1722—1805) Church of Scotland minister and memorialist

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(1722–1805) Nicknamed ‘Jupiter’ because of his stature. He was educated at the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Leiden. A minister at Inveresk until his death, and a leader of the Scottish ‘Broad Church’ party, he wrote an interesting autobiography (printed 1860) referring to notable figures of the Scottish Enlightenment.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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