Home, John (17221808)

Home, John, Scotch divine and dramatist, born at Leith; graduated at Edinburgh, and entered the Church in 1745; became minister at Athelstaneford, near Haddington, where he wrote the tragedies “Agis” and “Douglas”; the latter established his fame, but brought him into disgrace with the Presbytery, and he withdrew to England, becoming secretary to the Earl of Bute; his plays were produced by Garrick, and displaced the stiff and artificial tragedies of Addison, Johnson, &c.; besides his dramatic works and poems he published a “History of the Rebellion of 1745” (17221808).

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

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