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James Drummond Burns

BURNS, James Drummond. b. Edinburgh, 18 February 1823; d. Mentone, France, 27 November 1864. He was educated at the Edinburgh High School and the University of Edinburgh, and became a minister in the Free Church of Scotland at Dunblane (1845) following the Great Disruption of 1843 (he had been taught at Edinburgh by Chalmers, the leader of the Free Church). He suffered from weak lungs, and was permitted to serve abroad at Funchal, Madeira (1847-55). He returned to Britain in 1855, to a charge at Hampstead, London, but his health broke down and in 1863 he was forced to move to the south of France to try to recover. Burns published The Vision of Prophecy and Other Poems (1854, enlarged...

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