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Shairp, JOHN CAMPBELL (1819-85), man of letters, was born in Linlithgowshire, and educated at Edinburgh Academy and Glasgow University, whence he proceeded to Balliol College, Oxford. He became professor of humanity at St. Andrews, in 1861, and principal of the United College of St. Salvator and St. Leonard in 1868. From 1877 to his death he was professor of poetry at Oxford. His works include a volume of poems entitled Kilmahoe (1864), Studies In Poetry and Philosophy (1868), Culture and Religion (1870), Aspects of Poetry (1881), and Burns in the English Men of Letters series (1879).