Henry Mackenzie, 1745-1831, was a novelist, playwright, poet and
essayist, and is now identified with his most popular novel, The
Man of Feeling (1771). In his time, however, Mackenzie became a
leading figure of the Scottish Enlightenment through his own work
and through his promotion of the careers of younger writers such as
Burns and Scott.
Mackenzie was born August 6th, 1745. His father was a
successful Edinburgh doctor, and his mother was from an important
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Owen, Jim. "Henry Mackenzie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 December 2004
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