MACKAY, m'-ki', C'UARLE5 (IS 14-89). An English poet and journalist; born in Perth, \larch 27, 1914; educated at the Ca]edonian Asylum, London, and at a school in Brussels. After serving as secretary to William Cockerill, near Liege, he returned to London (18321. Mackay became assistant editor of the London Jlo•niey Chronicle ( 153r44) ; editor of the Glas gow Argus (1844-471 ; editor of the Illustrated London Yeas (1S52-SSI ; started the London Rericco (1860) and Robin (;oodfellou• (1861), neither of which successful ; and was a New York correspondent for the London Times during the Civil War (1862-65), fle died in London, De cember 24, 1889. Mackay became widely known for his songs, among which are: "('nicer, Boys! Cheer!" and "There's a Land. a Dc:n• Land." From In is pen appeared, in a11, fourteen volumes of verse, beginning with fiongs and I'oeni.s (1834 I and closing with the posthumous Go.s.somcr awl (1890). He also published two novels,
Loicybear-d (1841) and Luck, and ]'ante of It (ISSI), and much uniscellaneons prose, as .Urmoirs of Fxil-rtordinsru, Popular (Incisions (1841) ; The Gaelic and Ccltic Etymology of the Lmn9uagcs of it'eslcrn Europe (1377) ; A Dic tionary of Lowland Scotch ( 1S8) ; and literary remiiniseences Rnaler the titles, Forty Fears' C collec•lions (1s78) and Through. lice Long Day (ISsi), McKAY, DONALD (1S10-50)• Acc American shilchuIhIcr. lie was horn iD No•a ticutia, !aarued the trade of sic ipbuilder in New York• and went into the business in Newburypurt, Ma-s. ID 1545 he established at East, l;ostom it shipyard that became fannuus for tile improvements introduced in the model5 of large clipper trading ships. In 1N.53 lie produced the ship Gecul F' public of 4500 toes burden, which, for a time, was the largest in the world.