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George Bethune English (1787–1828)

English, George Bethune. An American controversial writer; born in Cambridge, MA, March 7, 1787; died in Washington, DC, Sept. 20, 1828. In 1813 he wrote ‘The Grounds of Christianity Examined,’ to which Edward Everett wrote a reply. English responded with ‘Five Smooth Stones out of the Brook.’ Besides these, he published replies to William Ellery Channing’s two sermons on ‘Infidelity’ (1813).