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Doig, David, [note] LL.D. to whose able pen, Mr. Callander, [note] of Craigforth's,
edition of “The Gaberlunzie Man and Christ's Kirk on
the Green,” was indebted for many learned and ingenious illustrations, was
himself a poet of no mean pretension, He published, in 1792,
specimens of a descriptive or, if we may be allowed the phrase, panoramic poem; which
was to embrace the whole of the scenery around Stirling Castle, at once rich in natural beauties
and in historical recollections. The “Links o'
Forth,” by his friend Mr.
Macneil, is but a sketch, and by no means precludes a more comprehensive description.
The genius which Dr D. displayed in this specimen, left in the minds of not a few, a strong desire
to see the design, which he had formed, completed; but this is a pleasure, the expectation of
which time has taken away. No one can be surprised at want of leisure to complete the piece, who
is acquainted with the many other arduous labours in which Dr. Doig
was so usefully occupied till the latest hour of his life.