Burgess, George

Burgess, George D.D., Protestant Episcopal bishop of Maine, was born at Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 31, 1809; graduated at Brown University, and studied afterward for two years in the Universities of Gottingen, Bonn, and Berlin. He was rector of Christ Church, in Hartford, from 1834 to 1847, when he was consecrated bishop of the diocese of Maine. He published The Book of

Psalms in Eng. Verse (N.Y. 12mo); Pages from the Ecclesiastical History of New England (Boston, 1847, 12mo); The last Enemy conquering and conquered (Philad. 1850, 12mo); and Sermons on the Christian Life (Philad. 1857, 12mo). In certain departments of literature Bishop Burgess was second to no other man in his Church. In his later years his health declined. He died while on a voyage to the West Indies, undertaken in hopes of its restoration, on board the brig Jane, April 23, 1866. — Amer. Church Review, July, 1866.

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