Wines, Enoc Cobb, Dd
Wines, Enoc Cobb, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Hanover, N. J., Feb. 17, 1806. He graduated at Middlebury College in 1827, after which he entered the navy as chaplain and teacher of midshipmen in the United States ship "Constellation," visiting many foreign countries, and writing an interesting work entitled Two Years and a Half in the Navy; or, A Journal of a Cruise in the Mediterranean and Levant (Phila. 1829-31). He afterwards became pastor of the Church at Burlington, N. J., and also of East Hampton, L. I., which he resigned to become principal of the Edgehill Seminary, Princeton, N. J. He was subsequently professor of mental and moral philosophy in the Central High-school of Philadelphia, and in 1854 professor of ancient languages in Washington College, Pa., and in 1859 in the University of St. Louis. In 1862 he entered upon the work which made him eminent as a philanthropist and specialist in prison reform. He became secretary of the New York Prison Reform Association, and afterwards of the National Association. He was instrumental in the appointment of congresses for prison reform in Europe (visiting that country repeatedly from 1871 to 1875) and America, which accomplished much good in rousing the attention of the civilized world to this benevolent object. He died at Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 10, 1879. Dr. Wines made important contributions to religious literature, and the last 'work on which he was engaged was in seeing through the Riverside Press at Cambridge, Mass., his book entitled The State of Prisons and of Child-saving Institutions throughout the World. He had prepared another book which was ready for the press, under the title of Complete in Christ. His works, in addition to those mentioned, are, A Trip to Boston (Bost. 1838, 12mo): — Three Hints on a
System of Popular Education (Phila. eod. 12mo): — How Shall I Govern my School? (eod. 12mo), addressed to young teachers: — Letters to School Children (Bost. 16mo): — Commentaries on the Laws of the Ancient Hebrews, with an Introductory Essay on Civil Society and Government (N.Y. 1852., 8vo). This work passed through five editions: — Adam and Christ; or, The Doctrine of Representation Stated and Explained (1855, 18mo): — Prelacy and Parity Discussed (N. Y. 12mo): — The True Penitent 'Portrayed, etc..(Phila.): — Treatise on Regeneration (N.Y. 1863, 12mo): — The Promises of God (Phila. 1868.18mo): — Essay on Temptation (1865,12mo). He has also published a number of Addresses, and contributed to the Amer. Quar. Rev., North Amer. Quar. Rev., Biblical Repository, Bibliotheca Sacra, Knickerbocker, etc. See N. Y. Observer, Dec. 18, 1879; Allibone, Dict. of Brit and Amer. Authors, s.v. (W. P. S.).