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Aberdeen Magazine Or Universal Repository (Newspaper) - August 1, 1796, London, Middlesex THE ABERDEEN MAGAZINE; UNIVERSAL REPOSITORY for AUGUST 1796, MEMOIRS OF JAMES HAT BE ATT IE. Written by bis Father Dr. Beattia [Continued from p. 58.3 THOUGH my fon was now my afliilant and colleague, it was not my intention to devolve upon him any of the duties of my office ; thofe excepted for which I might be difqua-1 lifted by ba? health. For I had long taken pleafure in the employment; and I wifhed him to be a little further advanced in life, before he mould be engaged in the more laborious parts of it. My health, however, during the winter 17$was in fuch a ftate, that recovery feemed doubtful; and he was obliged, fooner than I wiftied, to give proof of ability in his profeffion. In this refpedt he acquitted himfelf, as in all others. His fteadinefs, good-nature, and command of temper, fecured his authority as a teacher; and by his pre-fence of mind, and ready recollection, he fatisfied his audience, that though young, he was abundantly qualified to inftruct them. The talents that form a publick fpeaker he pofTefTed in an eminent degree. As he could not allow himfelf to ftudy any thing fu-perficially, all his knowledge was accurate, and in hir memory *fo well arranged, that he was never at a lofs$ his language perfpicuous and correct, flowing eafily, without * hefitation, hurry, or apparent effort; his voice diilinct and manly ; his manner never declamatory, or oftentatious, but Ample, concife, and to the purpofe ; and he was at all times Angularly happy in recollecting familiar examples to illustrate his fubject. In this laft refpect 5 I mean in paffing inftantaneoufly from one thought or image to another that was like it; he pofleffed fuch exuberance and correctnefs of fancy, efpe-cially in familiar converfation, that I have often thought, if he had been ambitious to appear in the world as a man of wit, that he would not have met with many fuperiors. But he had no fuch ambition: he would amufe himfelf in this way, to divert me, or any other intimate friend; but could not bear to draw upon himfelf publick notice. In general company, indeed, he was (though not auk ward) modeft to a degree that bordered on bafhfulnefs ; and fo lilent, that fome people would' P have ;
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