Erskine, Ralph (16851752)

Erskine, Ralph, a Scotch divine, brother of Ebenezer (q.v.), with whom he co-operated in founding the Secession Church; his sermons and religious poems, called “Gospel Sonnets,” were widely read; one of the first of the Scotch seceders, strange to contemplate, “a long, soft, poke-shaped face, with busy anxious black eyes, looking as if he could not help it; and then such a character and form of human existence, conscience living to the finger ends of him, in a strange, venerable, though highly questionable manner ... his formulas casing him all round like the shell of a beetle”; his fame rests chiefly on his “Gospel Sonnets,” much appreciated at one time (16851752).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Erskine, John, of Dun * Erskine, Thomas, Lord
Ernst I.
Eros
Erostratus
Erpenius
Ersch, Johann Samuel
Erskine, Ebenezer
Erskine, Henry
Erskine, John
Erskine, John, D.D.
Erskine, John, of Dun
Erskine, Ralph
Erskine, Thomas, Lord
Erskine, Thomas, of Linlathen
Erwin
Erymanthus
Erysipelas
Erythema
Erythrea
Erythrean Sea
Erzerum
Erzgebirge

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