July 30, 1819, Houstoun, West Lothian.

September 18, 1885, Ormsary, Argyllshire.

St. Nicholas Church, Uphall, Broxburn, West Lothian.

Shairp’s education included the University of Glasgow (1836–39); Snell Exhibitor, Balliol College, Oxford (1840); and Newdigate Prize (1842). For a time he was assistant master at Rugby, then Professor of Latin at St. Andrews (1861); Principal of the United College of St. Salvator and St. Leonard, St. Andrews (1868); and Professor of Poetry, Oxford (1877). The University of Edinburgh conferred a LL.D. on him in 1884. His works include:

  1. ’Twixt Gleams of Joy and Clouds of Doubt

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