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lis pictures it is seen flowing from the top of his head.

As the destroying power, the office of Siva is to rid the
world of monsters, wicked men or evil giants; although
nthis capacity his Sakti (Kali or Durga) is more usually
employed. (See KAL! and PARVAlf.) As presiding over
generation, he is worshipped with offerings by those who
are desirous of obtaining offspring. In this character
le is sometimes represented as Ardha-Nari, or Ardha-
Narisha, (see VIRAJ,) a being combining the two sexes
or two principles, male and female, of which the Linga
[or Ling) and Yoni are the respective symbols.

Siva has a great multitude of names, as SambhuJ (or
Shambhu,) Rudra,1T(ro6d'ra,) and Nilakantha, (nee'la-
kun't'ha,) i.e. the " blue-throated," because, when the
;ods and Asurs churned the ocean, there came forth a
poison of such deadly power that it would have destroyed
all the inhabitants of the world had not Siva come to the
rescue and swallowed it ; its only effect was to leave a
dark-blue mark on his neck or throat, whence he is often
called the " blue-throated." He is also styled Iswara or
Isa, (or 193,) i.e. " ruler." Mahesa is a contraction of
Maha Isa, i.e. the " Great Ruler.

A worshipper of Siva is called by the Hindoos SAIVA,
(sT'va.) It maybe remarked that while the pious Hindoos
render a sort of homage to all the gods, they have certain
favourites to whom they dedicate an especial worship.

In pictures, Siva is sometimes represented with one.



I We are told by Pausanias that a statue of Zeus had been found
having a third eye in his forehead.-

There is in one of the Puranas a singular lepend, which runa
substantially as follows: One day, as Brahma and Vishnu were dis-
puting which was the elder, Siva came between them in great wrath,
saying, " It is I who am truly the first born ; but I will yield my pre-
tensions to either of you who shall be able to reach or behold the
summit of my head or the soles of my feet." Brahma instantly
ascended, but, having searched in vain in t! regions of immensity,
lie relumed and falsely declared that he had seen the cronn of
Siva's head. When Vishnu came back from his search, he frankly
acknowledged he had not been able to find the feet of Siva. There-
upon Mahadeva cut off the fifth head of Brahma for his falsehood,
leaving him only four. This story seems at first sight sufficiently
absurd ; but if we may suppose that the Hindoos were acquainted
with the internal heat of the earth, (and why may not the nation
which was in advance of all others in some departments of mail
maucs and astronomy have known something also of geology?) the
explanation of the fable is simple enough. LJrahma is the earth;
Vishnu, water, (including the sea ;) Siva, fire in all its forms. As the
highest parts of the earth (the mountains) can never reach the
heavenly fire, (the sun,) so the sea can never reach the feet or lowest
part of the internal fire of the earth. Brahma's four heads are doubt-
less the four comers of the earth : the fifth head may possibly have
been some mountain whose summit (like that of Vesuvius ui the year
79 A.D.) was carried away by volcanic fire.

|| From the Sanscrit fli&mHul. "prosperous."

II Signifying a " storm," or " stormy," according to some writers.



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and sometimes with five heads, usually riding on a whii
Cull called Nandi. Like his consort Kali, he is general
adorned with a necklace of human skulls, and often has
trident (trfs&ld) in his hand. He frequently holds a
antelope in one of his hands, typical perhaps of his ski
as a hunter. His son Ganesa is usually near at hanc
sometimes as an infant in the arms of 1'arvati, and some
times as an attendant waiting on his parents.

See Moon, "Hindu Pantheon,-" GUIGNLAUT, "Religions <
'Antiquite 1 , 1 ' vol. L book L cliap. ii.

Sivaji See SEVAJEE.

Six, six, (JOHN,) a Dutch dramatic poet, born in 161
in Amsterdam, of which he became burgomaster. Hi
tragedy of " Medea" was much admired. Died in 1700

See DE BOSCH, " Histoire de la Pofaie Hollandaise."

Sixte. See SIXTUS.

Six'tus [Fr. SIXTE, sekst; It SISTO, ses'to] I., a
bishop of Rome, of whom little is known, succeedec
Alexander I. He is supposed to have died about 128 A-D

Sixtus IX became Bishop of Rome in 257 A.D., ant
suffered martyrdom under Valerianus in 258 A.D.

Sixtus IU. succeeded Celestine I. as Bishop of Rome
in 431 A.D. Died in 440.

Sixtus IV., (FRANCESCO della Rovere del'll ro
va'ra,} POPE, born about 1414, succeeded Paul II. in
1471. He was an accomplice or abettor of the Pazzi
who conspired against "Lorenzo de' Medici, and he ex
communicated Lorenzo for hanging the Archbishop of
Pisa. The clergy of Florence supported Lorenzo and
openly condemned the conduct of the pope. He ren
dered himself unpopular by his nepotism, simony, anc
other vices. Died in 1484.

See PLATINA. " De Vitis Pontificum;" ARTAI-D OK MONTOK,
Histoire des Pontifes Remains."

Sixtus V, [Fr. SIXTE-QUINT, sekstTclN'; Lat Srx'-
Tus QUIN'TUS,] whose original name was Felis Pe-
letti, was born near Montalto in 1521, and in 1585
succeeded Gregory XIII. as pope. As a ruler he was
distinguished for his energy and munificent spirit : he
Constructed the Vatican Library, the obelisk in the piazza
cf Saint Peter's Church, the great aqueduct called by
his name, and other magnificent public works. 1 le also
founded several colleges, published editions of the Vul-
gate and the Septuagint, and edited the works of Saint
Ambrose. Died in 1589. He was succeeded by Urbin
VII. It is reported that Sixtus V., before his election,
simulated the infirmities of old age so artfully that
the cardinals thought he had not long to live; but as
Soon as he became pope he threw away his crutch and
astonished them by his vigour.

See TEMPESTI. " Storn della Vita e Gcstf di Sisto V " 1754-
KANKIL " History of the Popes:" V. ROBARDI, "Sixti V. Gesta,"



Sixtus OF SIENNA, an Italian monk and popular
preacher, born at Sienna in 1520. He wrote " Sacred
Library," ("Bibliotheca Sancta," 1586.) Died in 1569.

Sjbbergor Sjoeberg, sho'beRg, <RIK,) a Swedish
poet, born in Sodermanland in 1794. lie published in
1819 a collection of h/rics under the signature of VITALIS,
which gave him a high reputation. He also translated
into Swedish some of the works of Washington Irvine
Died in 1828.

See LoNGFBliOw, "Poets and Poetry of Europe."

Sjogren or Schoegren, sho'gRen, (ANDREAS Jo
HAN,) a distinguished philologist, born in Finland in
1794- He studied at the University of Abo, and sub-
sequently resided in Russia. He was appointed in 1833
adjunct librarian of the Academy of Saint Petersburg,
and in 1845 director of the Ethnographical Museum of
that institution. He published an "Ossetic Grammar
and Vocabulary," (1844, in German,) a treatise "On
the Finnish Language and Literature," and other similar
works of a high character. Died in 1855.

Skadi, skl'de, or SkatSi, ski'the, [from jkada, to
"injure," cognate with the Danish skatU, the German
ickadm, and the English scath,} in the Norse mythol-
ogy, the daughter of the Jiitun Thiassi, (or Thjassi,)
and the wife of Njord, with whom, howe\er, she does



not live harmoniously. Njord prefers the fertile plains
near the sea, or the ocean ruled by gentle winds, (see
NJORD ;) but Skadi delights in the storms of the moun-
tains. Her dwelling is called Thrymheim, (the " home
or habitation of_storms.") She excels in running on
snow-shoes, and in shootingwith her bow the wild beasts
of the mountain.

,. . See THORPS, " Northern Mythology," voL i. : KEYSER, " Re-
ligion of the Northmen."

Skanda. .See KARTIKEYA.

Skanderbeg. See SCANDERREO.

Skarbek, skaR'bek, (FREDRIK FLORIAN.) COUNT, a
popular Polish writer, born at Thorn in 1792, was ap-
pointed in 1818 professor of political economy at the
University of Warsaw. Among his principal works are
his " Theory of Financial Science," (1824,) "Theory of
Social Wealth," (in French,) and a collection of "Tales
and Humorous Writings," (6 vols., 1840,) which have
won for him a high reputation. Died in 1866.

Skarga, skaRVJ, (PIOTR PAWELSKI,) a celebrated
pulpit orator and theologian, surnamed THE POLISH
CHRYSOSTOM, born in Masovia in 1536. Having entered
the order of Jesuits at Rome, he contributed greatly by
his eloquence to the establishment of Catholicism in
Poland. He was for many years court preacher to
Sigismund III. He was the author of numerous ser-
mons, and of " Lives of the Saints," which is esteemed
a model of elegance in style and has passed through
manv editions. Died in 1612.




graduating in 1858. In 1860 he was elected a Fellow of
Christ's College, where he became a lecturer. In 1878
he was chosen professor of Anglo-Saxon at the Uni-
versity of Cambridge. He was one of the founders of
the English Dialect Society, 1873. He has published

iitions of many early English books, etc., but is best

tnown for his "Etymological Dictionary," probably the

jest work of the kind that has yet appeared, and his

' Concise Etymological Dictionary."

Skel'tpn, (JOHN,) an English poet-laureate, was born

Jout 1460. Having studied at Cambridge and taken
holy orders, he was appointed tutor to the Duke of
1 ork, afterwards Henry V IIL He was the author of
satires, elegies, and religious pieces. His learning is
highly commended by Erasmus. Died in 1529.

Skelton, (Sir JOHN,) a Scottish author, born at
Edinburgh, July 18, 1831. He was educated at Saint
Andrew's and Edinburgh, and became an advocate in




knighted in 1897, and died the same year.

Skene, sken, (WILLIAM FORBES,) a Scottish histo-

ian, born at Iiiverie, June 7, 1809. He studied in Ger-

nany, and in the Universities of Edinburgh and Saint

Andrew's, and became a lawyer. In 1881 he was made

oyal historiographer for Scotland. His works include

" History of the Highlanders of Scotland," (1837,)

Chronicles of the Picts and Scots," etc, (1868.) "The




Skinfaxi. See NORVI.

Skin'ner, (CHARLES MONTGOMERY,) an Ameri-
an author, born at Victor, New York, in 1852. He
note the drama of " Villon, the Vagabond," played by
is brother, Otis Skinner, also "Myths and Legends
f Our Own Land," "With Feet to the Earth,"

Do-N'othing Days," etc.

Skin'nfr, (JOHN,) a Scottish divine and poet, born
n the county of Aberdeen in 1721. He published an
Ecclesiastical History of Scotland," and a number of
opular lyrics. Died in 1807.

Skinner, (JOHN STUART,) an American journalist
nd agricultural writer, born in Maryland in 1788. In
819 he became editor of the "American Farmer," the
rst agricultural journal published in the United States.



a. e, t, o, u, y, fang; i, e, 6, same, less prolonged; a, e, 1, <5, it, y, short; a, e, i, o, obscure; far, fill, fat; mSt; not; good; moon;



SKfNNER



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He afterwards edited successively the "Turf Register,"
"The Farmer's Library and Agricultural Journal," and
"The Plough, The Loom, and The Anvil." Died in 1851.

Skinner, (RICHARD,) an American jurist and states-
Bian, born at Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1778. He was
elected to Congress in 1812, and in 1817 chief justice
of Vermont, and was subsequently twice elected Gov-
ernor of that State. Died in- 1833.

Skiu'ner, (STEPHEN,) an English philologist and
physician, born in London in 1623. He studied at Ox-
ford, and took his medical degree at Heidelberg. He
died in 1667, leaving unfinished an etymological dic-
tionary of the English language, which was published,
With additions, by Thomas Henshaw, under the title of
"Etymologicon Lingua; Anglicanae."

Skinner, (THOMAS HARVEY,) D.D., an American
Presbyterian divine, born at Harvey's Neck, North
Carolina, in 1791. He became in 1848 professor of
sacred rhetoric and pastoral theology at the Union
Theological Seminary, New York. He published " Hints
to Christians," etc. Died February I, 1871.

Sko'be-leff, (.MIKHAIL DIMII RYEVITCH,) a Russian
soldier and hero, born in the Riazan district in 1845.
His father was an able soldier. Educated in the military
school of Saint Petersburg, he went to Turkestan in 1868
and took charge of a troop of Cossacks. In 1871 he
took command of a battalion in the Caucasus. I le greatly
distinguished himself in the Khokand and Khiva wars,
1873-76, attaining the rank of major-general. In the
Turkish war of 1877-78 he was specially conspicuous for
gallantry, activity, and success. In iSSo he led a suc-
cessful expedition against the Tekke Turcomans. Died
July 7, 1882.

Skoda, sko'di, (JOSEPH,) a distinguished physician,
born at Pilsen, in Bohemia, in 1805. He became in
1846 professor of clinics at Vienna, and in 1848 a mem-
ber of the Academy of Sciences. Died June 12, iSSl.

Skovoroda, sko-vo-ro'di, known also as GREGORY
SAVITCH, a Russian ecclesiastic ar.d writer, born near
Kief about 1730. He studied theology at Halle, and,
after his return to the Ukraine, devoted himself to the
work of reconciling the so-called United Greeks with the
national Church. He died in 1778, leaving a number of
poems, moral fables, and a prose work entitled " Sym-
phonon," also some translations from the Homilies of
Saint Chrysostom. He is regarded as the greatest
writer the Ukraine has produced.

Skrym'nir, Skrym'ner, or Skrym'er, [supposed
to be so called from Skrum, "show," "feint," on account
of the illusions which he practised,! the name of a
mighty giant, (mentioned in the Edda,) who baffled,
with his magic.illusions, all the prowess of Thor. The
god of thunder is said to have struck, with his terrible
Miblnir, the sleeping Skrymnir on his head, putting forth
all his might. The giant awoke, and asked whether
some small leaf or a grain of dust had not fallen on his
head. The myth of Skrymnir is supposed to typify the
unconquerable might of a Northern winter.

For a particular account of Thor's adventures with Skrymnir, see
MALLET, "Northern Antiquities," vol. ii. Fables XX1II.-XXVI.

Skrzynecki, skzhe-net'skee, (JoHN,) a Polish gene-
ral, born in Galicia in 1787, served with distinction in
the army of Napoleon against the Austrians and Rus-
sians, and, soon after the breaking out of the revolution
of 1830, succeeded Prince Radziwill as commander-in-
chief of the Polish forces. After the defeat of the Poles
at Ostrolenka, (1831,) he was deprived of his command,
and retired to Belgium, where he resided till a short
time before his death, in 1860.

See " Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Skytte, skut'teh or skit'teh, (JOHAX,) called also
Schroderus, a Swedish statesman and writer, born at
Nykoping in 1577. He was the preceptor of Gustavus
Adolphus, who appointed him president of the chamber
of accounts in 1620. He was employed in several
foreign missions, and obtained the dignity of senator.
Died in 1645.

See NBIKTER. " Monumenta et Litera Historiam J. Skytte illus
trantes," 1802.

Slade, (ADOLPHUS,) an English naval officer, born
about 1804. He entered the Turkish naval service,



n which he effected several reforms. He published
" Records of Travels in Turkey." Died in 1877.

Sla'den, (DOUGLAS,) an English author, born nt
London in 1856. He travelled extensively, and pub-
lished works of history and biography, collections of
poems, " The Japs at Home," (1892,) " Brittany for
Britons," (1895,) " The Admiral," (1898,) etc.

Sla'ter, (SAMUEL,) an English artisan and mecha-
nician, born in Derbyshire in 1768. Having emigrated
to America, he established at Pawtucket, Rhode Island,
n 1790, one of the first cotton-factories in the United
States. Died in 1835.

Slater or Slatyer, (WILLIAM,) REV., an English
3oet, born in Somersetshire in 1587. He became rector
of Otterden, in Kent. Among his works is "Palae-
Albion ; or, A History of Great Britain, in Latin and
English Verse." Died in 1647.

Slee'man, (Sir WILLIAM HENRY,) an English officer
and writer, born in Cornwall in 1788. He served in the
Indian campaign of 1812, and was appointed in 1820
agent for the districts of Nerbudda and Saugur. He
was the author of a "Review and Analysis of the Pe-
culiar Doctrines of the System of Political Economy
founded by Ricardo," " Rambles and Recollections of
an Indian Officer," (1843,) and other works. Sir William
was made a knight commander of the Bath for his
services in suppressing the Thugs, and for other reforms
in India. Died in 1856.

Sleidan, sll'dan or sli'dS.v', [Lat. SLEIDA'NUS,]
(JoHANN,) an eminent historian and diplomatist, whose
original name was PHILIPSOHN, was born at Sleida, near
Cologne, in 1506. He studied law at Liege, Louvain,
Paris, and Orleans, and was subsequently employed by
Francis I. of France as his delegate to the Diet of Ratis-
bon. He became professor of law at Strasburg in 1542,
and in 1545 was sent on an embassy to England by
the Protestant princes, who had previously appointed
him historiographer of the Schmalkaldic League. He
was a deputy from Strasburg to the Council of Trent
in 1551. His principal work is entitled "Commentaries
on the State of Religion and of the Republic under
the Emperor Charles V.," (" De Statu -Religionis et Rei-
publicae Carolo V. Cisare Commentarii," in 25 books,
1555.) It is highly esteemed for its accuracy and im-
partiality, and for the purity of its style, and has been
translated into several languages. Died in 1556.

See D. W. MOLLER, "Disputatio circularis de j. Sleidano,"
1697: AM ENDS. "Vermifchte Anmerkungen den beruhmlen J.
Sleidan," 1780; THEODOR PAUR, "Comraentatio de J. Sleidano,"
1842; "Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Sleidanus. Soe SLEIDAN.

Sleipnir or Sleipner, sllp'njr, [from sltifr, " smooth,"

gliding," cognate with the English "slippery,"] a
wondrous horse belonging to Odin, on which the god
rode over land and sea. lie had eight legs, which, ac-
cording to some writers, are simply expressive of his
extraordinary fleetness ; others, with much plausibility,
suggest that the myth is intended to represent the wind
blowing from the eight principal points of the compass.
Sleipnir is occasionally spoken of as four-footed.

See THORPE, " Northern Mythology," vol. i. : MALLET, " North-
ern Antiquities" vol. ii. Fable XXI. ; also MATTHEW ARNOLD'S
poem entitled " Balder Dead."

SH-dell', (JOHN,) an American lawyer and politician,
born in New York in 1793. Having removed to New
Orleans, he was elected to Congress in 1843, and in
1845 was appointed minister-plenipotentiary to Mexico.
He was subsequently elected (1853) to the United States
Senate, from which he withdrew after the ordinance of
secession was passed in 1861. During a voyage to
France, to which he was sent by Jefferson Davis, he
was captured from the steamer Trent, in November,
1861, by Captain Wilkes, of the United States navy.
(See MASON, TAMES MURRAY.) Died July 26, 1871.

Slingelandt, van, vin sling'eh-lant', (PlETER,) a
celebrated Dutch painter, born at Leyden in 1640, was
a pupil of Gerard Dow, whose works he imitated suc-
cessfully in exquisite finish and minuteness of detail.
Among his master-pieces may be named the portraits
of the Meerman family, in the Louvre, upon which he
is said to have been employed three years. Died in
1691.



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xplanations, p. 23.)



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Slingeneyer, sling'en.fer. (ERNEST,) a Belgian his-
torical painter, born near Ghent in 1823. Among his
works are "The Death of J.icobsen," "The Battle of
Lepanto " and " The Death of Nelson." Died in 1694.

Sloan, slon, (SAMUEL,) an American architect, born
in Chester county, Pennsylvania, March 7, 1615.
Among the edifices designed by him are the Blockley
Hospital for the Insane, Philadelphia, and the State
Hospital for the Insane, Montgomery, Alabama. He
published the " Architectural Review," and wrote sev-
eral works on architecture, including " The Model
Architect," (1850,) and " Homestead Architecture,"
(1860.) Died at Raleigh, North Carolina, July 19,
1884.

Sloane, slon, (Sir HANS,) a celebrated physician and
naturalist, of Scottish extraction, born in the county
of Down, Ireland, in 1660. He studied medicine and
the natural sciences in London, and subsequently visited
France, where he acquired the friendship of Tournefort
and other distinguished savants. Having returned to
London with a large collection of plants, he settled as a
physician in that city, and was elected in 1685 a Fellow
of the Royal Society. He afterwards spent some time
in Jamaica and other West India islands, where he
collected a great number of plants. After his return,
he became successively secretary to the Royal Society,
(1693,) physician-general to the army, (1716.) president
of the College of Physicians, (1719,) and physician to
the king, (1727.) About the same time he succeeded
Newton as president of the Royal Society. _ He filled
for thirty years the post of physician to Christ's Hos-
pital, London, devoting his salary entirely to charitable
purposes, and assisted in establishing the Foundling
Hospital. He died in 1753, leaving his library of fifty
thousand volumes, a cabinet of two hundred volumes
of dried plants, and an immense collection of other
objects in natural history, chiefly accumulated by him-
self, to be offered to the nation for twenty thousand
pounds. This purchase being made by the govern-
ment, originated the British Museum. Besides numer-
ous contributions to the " Philosophical Transact:
Sir Hans Sloane published the " Natural History of
Jamaica," (2 vols. fol., 1725,) a work of high reputation.

See " BiograpliM Erilannica ;" GRANDJEAN DB FOUCHY," loges,"
tome i. : " Nouvelje Biographic Gdnerale."

Sloane, (WILLIAM MILLIGAN,) an American his-
torian, born at Richmond, Ohio, in 1850. He was
professor in Princeton 1876-96, and at Columbia Uni-
versity after 1896. lie wrote " Napoleon Bonaparte,
a History," (4 vols.,) etc.

Slo'cum, (HENRY WARNFR,) an American general,
born at Delphi, in the State <if New York, in 1827. He
entered the Academy at West Point in 1848, and gradu-
ated there in 1852. In 1856 he resigned his commission
in the army, and adopted the profession of lawyer. Soon
ufter the civil war began, he became colonel of a regi-
ment of volunteers, and was sent to Virginia. He was
appointed a brigadier-general in the autumn of 1861,
commanded a division in the battles of Gaines's Mill,
While Oak Swamp, and Malvern Hill, and was pro-
moted to the rank of major-general in July, 1862. He
commanded a corps at the battle of Chanceilorsville,
and at Gettysburg, July 2 and 3, 1863. In August, 1864,
he obtained command of a corps in the army of Gene-
ral Sherman. He led one of the wings or columns of
that army in the great march from Atlanta to Savannah,
November-December, 1864. Died April 14, 1894.

Slodtz, slos or slots, (PAUL AMBROISE.) a painter,
born in Paris in 170:, was a son of Sebastien, noticed
below. Died in 17^8.

Slodtz, (RENE MICHEL,) a French sculptor, called
MICHAEL ANCELO, was born in Paris in 1705. His
chief work is "The Tomb of the Curate Languet."
Died in 1764.

Slodtz, slits, (SEBASTIEN,) a Flemish sculptor, born
at Antwerp in 1655, was the father of Paul Ambroise,
noticed above. Died in Paris in 1726.

Slowacki, slo-vats'kee, (JuLlus,) a popular Polish
poet, born at Wilna in 1809. He took an active part



as a soldier in the revolution of 1830, and published a
number of spirited lyrics in favour of the patriotic
cause. He also wrote epic poems, entitled '* Jan Bie-
lecki," "Lambro," and "Hugo;" also "Mazeppa,"
" Maria Stuart," and other dramas. Died in 1851.

Sluse. sliiz, (R. F. WALTER,) a Flemish Orientalist
and mathematician, born at Vise in 1622, was canon of
Liege. Died in 1685.

Sluys, van der, vin der slois, (jACon.) a skilful
Dutch painter, born at Leyden in 1660. His favourite
subjects were festivals, conversation-pieces, and assem-
blies. Died in 1736.

Smalbroke, smawl'brook, (RICHARD,) an English
theologian, born at Birmingham in 1672 or 1673. He
became Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry in 1730, and
wrote a" Vindication of Our Saviour's Miracles," (1729.)
Died in 1749.

Smalley, smaw'le, (JOHN,) D.D., an American di-
vine, born at Columbia, Connecticut, June 4, 1734. He
graduated at Yale College in 1756, and was for many
years the Congrcgationalist pastor at New Britain, Con-
necticut, where he died, June I, 1820. He published
i some volumes of sermons, which had a remarkable in-
fluence. He was noted as a teacher of divinity, and was
I one of the leaders of the orthodox theology of New


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