James Boswell died in 1795 believing he had touched and kissed a cache of Shakespeare's original letters and papers discovered by a Mr. Ireland. His friend, Edmond Malone, publicly exposed the lot as a forgery just a year later.
David LonguevilleDied 1776
Born in Dickstoun near Auchinleck. According to Alexander Boswell "a very worthy man who is by marriages in opulent circumstances".1 Minister of the English church in Amsterdam from 1740 until his death in 1776. Before that he had been preaching in a church in Exeter.2
Life with Boswell:
Alexander Boswell had recommended that James visited Longueville in Amsterdam at the beginning of his stay in Holland. However, it wasn't until the end of his stay, on May 25, that he waited on Longueville in Amsterdam, describing him afterwards as "a heavy, sulky dog, but born near Auchinleck".