A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Stuart, Gilbert

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172515A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature — Stuart, GilbertJohn William Cousin

Stuart, Gilbert (1742-1786). -- Historical writer, s. of George S., Prof. of Humanity (Latin) at Edin. Among his publications were An Historical Dissertation on the English Constitution (1768), Discourse on the Government and Laws of England (1772), A View of Society in Europe (1778), and a History of Scotland (1782). He was a man of extremely jealous and implacable temper, and made venomous attacks on the historical works of Robertson and Henry. His own writings, though well-written, are inaccurate.