Napier, [note] of Merchiston, the celebrated inventor of the logarithms, seems to have paid some
attention to the study of poetry. In his Treatise on the
Revelations, he versified certain notable prophecies out of the books of Sybilla, and
prefaced his works with a metrical address to Antichrist.
John Napier (1550-1617) of Merchiston,
mathematician; author of the Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of Saint John (1593).