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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.

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…

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Citation: Owen, Jim. "Henry Mackenzie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 December 2004 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2858, accessed 15 April 2024.]

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