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Timothy Dwight (1752–1817)

Dwight, Timothy. An American Congregational clergyman of distinction; born in Northampton, MA, May 14, 1752; died in New Haven, CT, Jan. 11, 1817. He was president of Yale College from 1795 to 1817. His ‘Theology Explained and Defended’ consists of a course of 173 sermons which has passed through as many as a hundred editions. In addition to theological works he wrote: ‘Essay on Light’; ‘Observations on Language’; ‘Travels in New England and New York,’ which is still widely quoted. He also wrote verse: an epic called ‘The Conquest of Canaan’; ‘Greenfield Hill,’ a pastoral; ‘The Triumph of Infidelity,’ a satire.