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Mackenzie, Henry

Mackenzie, Henry (1745-1831), born and educated in Edinburgh, son of a physician in good practice; followed the legal profession, studied exchequer practice, and became partner and then successor to Mr. Inglis as attorney to the Crown, notwithstanding his early fondness for literature. In 1771 he published The Man of Feeling anonymously, the success of which induced a Mr. Eccles to claim the authorship and forge the manuscript of the whole novel. Subsequently The Man of the World and Julia de Roubigne were produced, the three novels forming a series connected by the relation of their respective aims. He also edited the essays of the Mirror Club, formed about 1778 by young men of letters, most of whom were connected with the Scottish bar. under the titles of the Mirror and Lounger. He also published two tragedies and two comedies, and many papers, some of which were read before the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 1804 he was made Comptroller of Taxes for Scotland.