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Mackay, Charles, LL.D.
(b. Perth, 1812; d. December, 1889). Poems (1834); Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions (1841); The Salamandrine (1842); Legends of the Isles (1845); Voices from the Mountains (1846); Town Lyrics (1847); Egeria (1850); The Lump of Gold (1856); Under Green Leaves (1857); A Mans Heart (1860); Studies from the Antique and Sketches from Nature (1864); Under the Blue Sky (1871); Lost Beauties of the English Language (1874); and other works. A collected edition of his Poems appeared in 1876. He was editor of the Glasgow Argus from 1844 to 1847. See his Forty Years Recollections (1876), and Through the Long Day (1887).