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Definitions of TIMOTHY DWIGHT
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An American Congregational clergyman of great distinction; born in Northampton, Mass., May 14, 1752; died in New Haven, Conn., Jan. 11, 1817. He was president of Yale College from 1795 to 1817, and was a very conspicuous figure in theology and education. His "Theology Explained and Defended" consists of a course of 173 sermons which has passed through as many as a hundred editions. In addition to theological works he wrote "Essay on Light"; "Observations on Language"; "Travels in New England and New York", which is still widely quoted. He also wrote verse: an epic called "The Conquest of Canaan"; "Greenfield Hill", a pastoral; "The Triumph of Infidelity", a satire.
An American Congregational clergyman; born in Norwich, Conn., Nov. 16, 1828; grandson of Timothy Dwight. He has been president of Yale University, to which post he was elected in 1886. He was one of the members of the New Testament Revision Committee. He has published "The True Ideal of an American University".
By Charles Dudley Warner