Ware, Henry, Jr, Dd

Ware, Henry, Jr., D.D.

a Unitarian clergyman, eldest son of the preceding, was born at Hingham, Mass., April 21, 1794. He was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, and at Harvard College, from which he graduated in 1812. During the next two years he taught in the academy at Exeter, N. H., spending much of his leisure time in the study of theology; and during the latter part of this period he conducted the public services of a Unitarian society in Exeter by performing the devotional part of the service and reading a printed sermon. In 1814 he returned to Cambridge to study theology as a resident graduate of the university, and was appointed sub-librarian of the college, which office he held one year. He was called to the pastorate of the Second Church in Boston, and was ordained and installed Jan. 1, 1817. In this relation he remained until the autumn of 1830. In 1819 he became editor of the Christian Disciple, and remained in that office until 1822. On account of declining health Mr. Ware desired to resign his charge in 1829; but his Church and congregation, not willing to lose his services, chose as colleague pastor Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson, upon whom should devolve the burden of the active pastoral labor. In October, 1830, Mr. Ware removed to Cambridge to enter upon the duties of professor of pulpit eloquence and the pastoral care, to which he had lately been elected. In 1842, on account of feeble health, he resigned his professorship and removed to Framingham, where he died, Sept. 22, 1843. Among his published works are the following: Discourses on the Offices and Character of Jesus Christ (1825): — Sermons on Small Sins (1827): — On the Formation of the Christian Character (1831): — The Life of the Saviour (1832): — several single Sermons, Essays, and Poems: — and Memoirs of Oberlin, Noah Worcester Dr. Joseph Priestley, Nathan Parker, and others. See his Select Writings, by Rev. Chandler Robbins (Bost. 1846-47, 4 vols.); Ware [John], Memoir of Rev. Henry Ware, Jr., D.D. (ibid. 1846, 2 vols.); Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:472 sq.

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