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BEVERIDGE, John, poet, born in Scotland. He taught school in Edinburgh for a time, having among his pupils the blind poet Thomas Blacklock. In 1752 he immigrated to New England, where he remained five years, and then accepted the professorship of languages in the College and academy of Philadelphia. According to his biographer, Alexander Graydon, he was mercilessly imposed upon by the pupils, he being small of stature and a poor disciplinarian. William Bradford published for him a volume of original Latin poems entitled "Epistole Familiares et Alia quaedam Miscellanea" (1765). To the Latin poems are appended translations for which the editor quaintly apologizes, since "they are done by students under age, and if the critic will only bear with them till their understandings are mature, I apprehend they are in a fair way of doing better."
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