See also:American clergyman and author, was
See also:born of an old Virginia
See also:family in Stafford
See also:county, Virginia, on the 17th of
See also:March 1832 . He graduated at Dickinson
See also:College in 1849, studied
See also:law for a
See also:year, and then became a Methodist
See also:minister in his native state . In 1852, owing largely to the influence of
See also:Waldo Emerson, his religious and
See also:political views underwent a
See also:change, and he entered the Harvard Divinity School, where he graduated in 1854 . Here he fell under the influence of "
See also:transcendentalism," and became an outspoken abolitionist . On his return to Virginia this fact and his rumoured connexion with the attempt to
See also:rescue the fugitive slave, Anthony Burns, in Boston aroused the bitter hostility of his old neighbours and friends, and in consequence he
See also:left the state . In 1854–1856 he was pastor of a Unitarian
See also:church at
See also:Washington, D.C., but his
See also:slavery views brought about his dismissal . From 1856 to 1861 he was a Unitarian minister in
See also:Ohio, where, also, he edited a
See also:short-lived liberal periodical called The
See also:Dial . Subsequently he was an editor of the
See also:Commonwealth in Boston, Mass., and wrote The Rejected
See also:Stone (1861) and The
See also:Hour (1862), both powerful pleas for emancipation . In 1862–1863, during the
See also:Civil War, he lectured in England in behalf of the
See also:North . From 1863 to 1884 he was the minister of the South Place
See also:London; and during this
See also:time wrote frequently for the London
See also:press . In 1884 he returned to the
See also:United States to devote himself to
See also:work . In addition to those above mentioned, his publications include Tracts for To-
See also:day (1858), The Natural
See also:History of the Devil (1859), Testimonies Concerning Slavery (1864), The Earthward Pilgrimage (1870), Republican Superstitions (1872), Idols and Ideals (1871), Demonology and Devil Lore (2 vols., 1878), A Necklace of Stories (1879),
See also:Thomas Carlyle (1881), The Wandering
See also:Jew (1881), Emerson at Home and Abroad (1882),
See also:Pine and Palm (2 vols., 1887),
See also:Life and Papers of Edmund
See also:Randolph (1888), The Life of Thomas Paine with an unpublished
See also:sketch of Paine by
See also:Cobbett (2 vols., 1892), Solomon and Solomonic Literature (1899), his Autobiography (2 vols., 1900), and My Pilgrimage to the Wise Men of the East (1906) .
See also:Conway died on the 15th of
See also:November 1907 .
SIR WILLIAM MARTIN CONWAY (1856– )
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