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336 B I0 GR A P H I C A L S K ET C 13 E S. In thus witnessing the accomplishment of an object so dear to his heart, and the gratitude with which the boon was received, the joy experienced by Mr. M'Donald may be more easily conceived than described. In his Journal he thus closes his remarks :-'' I have only to say, in conclusion, that my mind is now relieved from a burden regarding St. Kilda. The inhabitants are provided with a pastor, who will dispense the word of life to them, and guide their feet in the paths of peace. I may never see them ; but I shall never cease to pray for them. And may He who 'holds the seven stars in his right hand, and walks among the golden candlesticks,' preserve pastor and people, walk among them, and render them permanent blessings to each other." After the translation of Mr. M'Donald to Ross-shire, he generally revisited Edinburgh at least once a year, on the sacramental occasion, where he was eagerly welcomed by those who sat under his ministrations while he officiated as pastor of the Gaelic Chapel, thus affording an honourable testimony to his worth. He was twice married-first to Miss Georgina Ross, of Gladfield, Ross-shire, who died in 1814, and by whom he had two sons and a daughter ; secondly, to Miss Janet M'Kenzie, daughter of Kenneth Al'Kenzie, Esq. of Millbank, Ross-shire, by whom he had five children, two daughters and three sons. His eldest son, by the first marriage, was some time pastor of Chadwell Scots Church, London ; but, devoting himself to the conversion of the heathen, he went to India, as a missionary, on the General Assembly's Scheme. . And in this I have got my wish accomplished. No. CCLXXXII. LORD CULLEN, ONE OF THE SENATOFE4 OF THE COLLEGE OF JUSTICE. ROBERT CULLEN, Esq., was the eldest son of the celebrated Dr. William Cullen. He studied at the University of this city, and was admitted a member of the Faculty of Advocates on the 15th of December 1764. On the death of Lord Alva, in 1796, he was raised to the bench; and, in 1799, succeeded Lord Swinton as a Lord of Justiciary. In addition to his legal knowledge, which was considerable, he was distinguished as an acute and logical reasoner. His written pleadings were remarkable for neatness and elegance of composition-a circumstance attributable to his literary acquirements and highly cultivated mind. He was a contributor to the Mirror and Lounger ; and the various essays from his pen have been much admired. His manners were polished and courteous ; and he possessed a happy gaiety of spirit, which rendered his company peculiarly attractive. He was one of the few individuals The practice of Lord Cullen as a barrister was extensive,
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