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John Weiss (1818–1879)

Weiss, John. An American clergyman, reformer, and author; born in Boston, June 28, 1818; died there, March 9, 1879. He published: ‘Æsthetic Prose’ (1845), a translation of Schiller’s philosophical and æsthetic essays; ‘Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker’ (2 vols., 1864); ‘American Religion’ (1871); ‘Wit, Humor, and Shakespeare’ (1880). He was a disciple of the Transcendental philosophy, an earnest abolitionist, an advocate of woman’s political enfranchisement, and a defender of reason in religion. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).