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Hugh Blair (1798)
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 Hugh Blair (1718-1800) was a Scottish author and minister in the Church of Scotland, as well as Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres at the University of Edinburgh. One of his best-known works was Sermons (a five-volume series of his own sermons), the first volume of which was published in 1777.