Wylie, Samuel Brown, Dd, Lld
Wylie, Samuel Brown, D.D., LL.D.
a Reformed Presbyterian divine and author, was born at Moalarg, near Ballymena, County of Antrim, Ireland, May 21,1773. He graduated at the University of Glasgow in 1797; emigrated to Philadelphia the same year; taught a school at Cheltenham, Pa., until the fall of' 1798, when he was appointed a tutor in the University, of Pennsylvania; was licensed to preach June 25, 1799; ordained June 25, 1800; was pastor of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, from 1801 to 1852; professor in the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Presbyterian Church from 1809 to 1851; professor of, ancient languages in the University of Pennsylvania from 1828 to 1845, and emeritus professor from 1845 to 1852; vice- provost of the University of Pennsylvania from 1838 to 1845; and died in Philadelphia, Oct. 13, 1852. Mr. Wylie was the author. of, The Faithful Witness fair Magistracy and Ministry upon a Scriptural Basics (Phila. 1804; Paisley, Scotland, 1806; other eds.): Covenanting (Greensburgh, Pa., 1803): — First Annual Address before the Religious historical Society (Phila. 1818. 8vo): — Greek Grammar (1838, 8vo): — Life of the Rev. Alexander McLeod, D.D. (N. Y. i855, 8vo)9 posthumous. He was co- editor of the Presbyterian Magazine (1821-22, 2 vols. 8vo), and also contributed to periodicals. "Few men have ranked higher than Dr. Wylie in classical literature and theological attainments, as a successful teacher; a good pastor, or a practical Christian" (Blake, Biog. Dict. s.v.). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 9:34; McMaster, Discourse on his Life and Character (Phila. 1852, 8vo);. McLeod, Discourse, etc. (N.Y. 1852, 8v); Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac 1860, p.177. (J. L. S.)