Famous for his translation of Tacitus, Gordon was born at the end of the seventeenth century. After receiving university education in Scotland, he went to England. He started his career as a teacher and later turned to writing. In 1720, Gordon co-founded a political journal, The Independent Whig. He then wrote a series of letters, under the name Cato, for other periodicals. After 1723, he published a new edition of The Independent Whig in two volumes as well as a collection of Cato’s Letters. Gordon’s translation of Tacitus appeared in 1728 and was greatly appreciated. He later penned a translation of Sallust.
Many of Gordon’s works were published posthumously. These include A Cordial for Low Spirits, The Pillars of Priestcraft and Orthodoxy Shaken, and Sermons on Practical Subjects: Addressed to Different Characters.
Famous for his translation of Tacitus, Gordon was born at the end of the seventeenth century. He co-founded the political journal The Independent Whig. Most of his works were published posthumously.