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Adamson 111 Adamson

knighthoods of Christ and of the Tower and Sword. He was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a member of many English and continental philosophical and antiquarian bodies. In spite of failing health he continued his ordinary occupations to within three days of his death, which took place on 27 Sept. 1855. He lies buried at Jesmond cemetery, near Newcastle.

His writings are: 1. ‘Dona Ignez de Castro, a tragedy from the Portuguese of Nicola Luiz, with remarks on the history of that unfortunate lady.’ Newcastle, 1808, 12mo, pp. 124. 2. ‘Sonnets from the Portuguese of Luis de Camoens, &c. [translated by J. A.],’ [Newcastle, 1810]. 3. ‘Catalogue of the Library of the Antiquarian Society of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by J. A., secretary.’ Newcastle, 1816, 4to; and Supplement, 1822. 4. ‘Cheviot, a Poetical Fragment, by R. W[harton], [ed. by J. A.].’ Newcastle, 1817 (Newcastle Typographical Soc.). 5. ‘The Marriage of the Coquet and the Alwine [ed. by J. A.].’ Newcastle, 1817 (N. Typ. Soc.). 6. ‘Lines addressed to Lady Byron [written by Mrs. Cockle, ed. by J. A.].’ Newcastle, 1817; 20 copies privately printed (N. Typ. Soc.). 7. ‘Reply to Lord Byron's “Fare thee well” [written by Mrs. Cockle, ed. by J. A.].’ Newcastle, 1817 (N. Typ. Soc.). 8. ‘Elegy to the Memory of H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte of Wales, by Mrs. Cockle [ed. by J. A.].’ Newcastle, S. Hodgson, 1817 (N. Typ. Soc.). 9. ‘Elegy on the Death of his late Majesty George III, by Mrs. Cockle’ [ed. by J. A.]. Newcastle, S. Hodgson, 1817, cr. 8vo, pp. 8 (N. Typ. Soc.). 10. ‘Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Luis de Camoens.’ London, Longman, 1820, 2 vols. cr. 8vo, portraits and plates. 11. ‘Conchological Tables, compiled principally for the use of shell collectors [by J. A.].’ Newcastle, 1823 (N. Typ. Soc.). 12. ‘Verses written at the house of Mr. Henderson, at Longleeford, near Cheviot, during the winter of 1817 [by his son, ed. by J. A.].’ Newcastle, 1823 (N. Typ. Soc.). 13. ‘Lines to a Boy pursuing a Butterfly, by a Lady [Mrs. Septimus Hodgson, ed. by J. A.].’ Newcastle, 1826 (N. Typ. Soc.). 14. ‘Epistle to Prospero, by Jose Maria de Pando, translated into English by H[ugh] S[alvin], [chaplain] of H.M.S. Cambridge [ed. by J. A.].’ Newcastle, 1828 (N. Typ. Soc.). 15. ‘The Tynemouth Nun, a Poem, by Robert White [ed. by J. A.].’ Newcastle, 1829 (N. Typ. Soc.). 16. ‘Imperii caput et rerum pulcherrima Roma, Carmen latinum apud scholam Novocastrensem aureo numismate donatum, auctore E. H. Adamson, annos xiv. nato [ed. J. A.].’ Novis Castris, 1831 (N. Typ. Soc.). 17. ‘An Account of the Discovery at Hexham, in Northumberland, of a Brass Vessel containing a number of the Anglo-Saxon Coins called Stycas, with 25 plates’ (in Archæologia, xxv. 1834, pp. 279–310). ‘Further Account … with 7 plates’ (ib. xxvi. 1836, pp. 346–8). 18. ‘Bibliotheca Lusitana, or Catalogue of Books and Tracts relating to the History, Literature, and Poetry of Portugal, forming part of the library of J. A.’ Newcastle, 1836 (N. Typ. Soc.). 19. ‘Lusitania Illustrata, Notices of the History, Antiquities, Literature, &c. of Portugal: Literary Department, part i. Selection of Sonnets, with Biographical Sketches of the Authors.’ Newcastle, 1842. ‘The same: Literary Department, part ii. Minstrelsy.’ Newcastle, 1846 (N. Typ. Soc.). 20. ‘Reply of Camoens.’ Newcastle, 1845. 21. ‘Sonnets.’ Newcastle, 1845. 22. ‘The Lusiad of Luis de Camoens, books i. to v.; translated by Edward Quillanan, with notes by J. A.’ London, 1853.

[Notes and Queries, 1st series, i. 178, viii. 104, 257; Martin's Cat. of Books Priv. Printed, 1834, p. 419, &c.; Dibdin's Northern Tour, 1838, i. 332, &c.; Gent. Mag. 1855 (Dec.), 657.]

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ADAMSON, PATRICK (1537–1592), a distinguished Scotch prelate, was born at Perth on or about 15 March 1536–7. His enemies taunted him with being a baker's son—‘ane baxter's sone, ane beggar borne’ (Sempil's Legend of the Bishop of St. Andrew's Life, 1591); but in the biographical sketch by his son-in-law, Thomas Wilson, appended to the posthumous tract, ‘De Sacro Pastoris Munere,’ 1619, he is said to have been born ‘parentibus ingenuis et stirpe honesta.’ He was educated first at the grammar school, Perth, and afterwards at the university of St. Andrews, where he took his master's degree in 1558 under the name of Patricius Constyne. Two years afterwards, as Mr. Patrick Consteane, he was declared qualified by the general assembly for ministering and teaching, and in 1563 was appointed minister of Ceres in Fife. In the general assembly at Edinburgh, in June 1564, he begged to be allowed to travel into France and other countries in order to increase his knowledge, but was forbidden to leave his congregation without special license from the assembly. In the same year he wrote a copy of Latin hexameters (included in his ‘Poemata Sacra,’ 1619), in which he assailed the Romanists of Aberdeen. The title of the piece is ‘De Papistarum Superstitiosis Ineptiis.’ Early in 1566 he threw up his charge, and went to France as tutor