Peabody, Ephraim

Peabody, Ephraim D.D., a Unitarian divine of distinction, was born at Wilton, N. H., in 1807, and was educated at Bowdoin College, class of 1827. He subsequently studied theology at Cambridge, and in 1831 became pastor of a Unitarian Church at Cincinnati. In 1838 he removed to New Bedford, Conn., as pastor of a Unitarian congregation, and in 1846 accepted a call to the pastorate of King's Chapel. He died in 1846. During his lifetime he published a number of addresses, essays, and sermons; also several review articles. After his death appeared Sermons, with a Memoir by S. A. Elliot (Boston, 1857, 12mo): — Christian Days and Thoughts (1858, 12mo, and often; London, 1868, fcp. 8vo). Dr. Peabody also wrote a number of poems. He was a pious man, and practical in his purposes. He displayed a fertile yet chastened imagination, and vigorous expression in all his writings, and they therefore impress the reader. Favorable notices were given of his works, not only in this country, but also in Europe. See Lond. A then. 1840, p. 626; Westm. Rev. Oct. 1857; North Amer. Rev. July, 1857, p. 278, 521.

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