|158||LIVES OF EMINENT SCOTSMEN.|
Reid, Thomas, [note] Latin Secretary to James the Sixth, enjoyed no small
reputation among his contemporaries, for his Latin poetry, hot though his pieces are preserved in
the Del. Poet. Scot., [note] the fame of their author has long since vanished. He had also a name for a collection of
metaphysical theses which he maintained at the University of Rostoch, but these also have become
the prey of oblivion. The family to which this Reid belonged, could, at a later period, boast of
another philosopher, [note] whose metaphysical reputation is
less in danger of suffering from the hand of time.