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George Barrell Cheever (1807–1890)

Cheever, George Barrell. An American journalist, poet, and divine; born in Hallowell, ME, April 17, 1807; died in Englewood, NJ, Oct. 1, 1890. He was editor of the New York Evangelist from 1845 to 1846, and at different times connected with the New York Observer and Independent. He was an able and vigorous writer and speaker, and the author of a large number of works in prose and verse. Among his publications are: ‘Studies in Poetry’ (1830); ‘God’s Hand in America’ (1841); ‘Poets of America’ (1847); ‘Windings of the River of the Water of Life’ (1849); ‘The Voice of Nature to her Foster-Child, the Soul of Man’ (1852); ‘Lectures on the Life, Genius, and Insanity of Cowper’ (1856), arguing that Cowper’s religious terrors proved him sane instead of insane; and ‘God against Slavery, and the Freedom and Duty of the Pulpit to Rebuke It’ (1857). One of his most effective works was ‘Deacon Giles’s Distillery.’