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Henry Mackenzie (1745-1831)
Henry Mackenzie FRSE (26 July 1745 – 14 January 1831) was a Scottish lawyer, novelist and writer. He was also known by the sobriquet "Addison of the North." While Mackenzie is now mostly remembered as an author, his principal income came from legal roles, ending in 1804–1831 with a lucrative post as Comptroller of Taxes for Scotland, which allowed him to indulge his interest in writing.