Excerpt from The Mirror, Vol. 1 of 2: A Periodical Paper, Published at Edinburgh in the Years 1779 and 1780
The concluding Paper of this Work contains a very genuine account of the origin of the Mirror, of which the Lounger was a continuation. The Members of that Society in Edinburgh, in which such a Publication was first thought of, and by which the Mirror and Lounger were afterwards carried on, were Mr. R. Cullen, Mr. M'Leod Bannatyne, Mr. Geo. Ogilvy, Mr. Alex. Abercromby, and Mr. W. Craig, Advocates, (the two last of whom have been since appointed Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland, ) Mr. Geo. Home, one of the principal Clerks of that Court, and Mr. H. Mackenzie of the Exchequer at Edinburgh. Of these Mr. Ogilvy, though with Abilities and Genius abundantly capable of the Task, never contributed to the Mirror, and the Society had to lament his death before the appearance of their second publication. None of its members, Mr. Mackenzie excepted, whose name is sufficiently known as an Author, had ever before been concerned in any publication.
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