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He might have been a very clever man by nature, but he had laid so many books on his head that his brain could not move.

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Edward Everett Hale

Edward Everett Hale

Edward Everett Hale (April 3, 1822 - June 10, 1909) was an American author and Unitarian clergyman.

Hale was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the son of Nathan Hale (1784-1863), proprietor and editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser and nephew of Edward Everett, the orator and statesman. His father Nathan was the grandnephew of the Nathan Hale who was executed by the British for spying on their forces in New York during the Revolutionary War. He graduated from Harvard in 1839; was pastor of the Church of the Unity, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1846-1856, and of the South Congregational (Unitarian) church, Boston, in 1856-1899. In 1903 he became chaplain of the United States Senate. He died in Roxbury, by then part of Boston, in 1909.

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