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Jamieson, John (1759-1838), author of Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, was born at Glasgow, at whose university he entered at the age of nine. He was sixteen years a minister at Forfar, but was invited to Edinburgh in 1797, two years before he had replied to Priestley's History of Early Opinion. While here he contributed to the union of the burgher and anti-burgher sects in 1820.