Marsh, James

Marsh, James D.D., a Congregational minister, was born July 19, 1794, at Hartford, Vt. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1817; spent some years in Andover Theological Seminary; was ordained Oct. 12,1824, and during the same month entered upon the duties of a professorship in Hampden Sydney College, Va. In 1826 he was elected president of the University of Vermont, which position he resigned in 1833, but continued as professor of moral and intellectual philosophy until 1840. He died at Colchester, Vt., July 3, 1842. Dr. Marsh assisted in translating the work of Bellermann on the Geography of the Scriptures (1822). He published a Preliminary Essay to Coleridge's "Aids to Reflection" (1828): — Selections fiom the Old English Writers on Practical Theology: — his Inaugural Address at Burlington (1826): — a Treatise on Eloquence: — Translation of Herder's Work on Hebrew Poetry: — and Translation of Hegewisch's Chronology. A memoir of his life, with selections from his writings, was published by professor Torrey (1843, 8vo; 2d ed. 1845). See North Amn. Rev. 24:470; Duyckinck, Cyclop. Am. Lit. 2:130; Sprague, Annals, 2:692; Drake, Dict. Am. Biog. s.v.

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