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Kay's Originals Vol. 2


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. 417 Besides the Professorship, Dr. Hope held the appointment of Physician to the Royal Infirmary ; and in this department of his public duty, his humane and enlightened attention to the diseases of the patients under his care, and his judicious prescriptions for curing and alleviating their disorders, were most exemplary and instructive. About the year 1760 Dr. Hope married Juliana, daughter of Dr. Stevenson, physician in Edinburgh, by whom he had four sons and a daughter. After long enjoying mnch domestic felicity and high honour in his profession, both as a physician and professor, he died, while President of the Royal College of Physicians, after a short illness, on the 10th November 1786, in the sixty-second year of his age. His third son, Dr. Thomas Charles Hope, afterwards (1837) filled the chair of Chemistry in the University of Edinburgh. No. CCCXII. SECOND DIVISION OF THE COURT OF SESSION. TEE Senators composing this Sitting (beginning at the left), are LORDS ARMADALWE, OODHOUSELEGEL,E NLEEM, EADOWBANRKO, BERTSONan, d GILLIES -the LORDJ USTICE-CLER{KB OYLEp) residing in the centre. The Print bears the date of March 1812, yet three of the seven Judges represented still survive.' namely, Lord Glenlee, the Lord Justice-clerk, and Lord Gillies. Save the two last mentioned, Portraits of the other Senators have successively appeared in the course of this Work. THER IGHT HON. DAVID BOYLE, LORDJ USTICE-CLERKth,e fourth, but only surviving, son of the Hon. Patrick Boyle of Shewalton (third son of John the second Earl of Glasgow) was born in 1772. Mr. Boyle, after the usual course of study requisite for the Scottish bar, passed advocate in December 1793. He was constituted Solicitor-General for Scotland in 1807, and the same year elected member of Parliament for the county of Ayr, which he continued to represent until his elevation to the bench in 1811. He was at the same time nominated a Lord of Justiciary; and in November of that year appointed Lord Justice-clerk in the room of the Right Hon. Charles Hope, who had been Promoted to the Presidency. Throughout the long period during which the Lord Justice-clerk filled this office he efficiently qscharged its important duties, both as a criminal and a civil judge. Not content with making himself fully master of the different civil cwes coming before him, by a previous diligent perusal of the printed records and pleadings, he carefully noted down any observations of importance At the date of the first edition of this work, 1837-8, VOL. IL 3 H
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