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Sears, Edward Hamilton, a Unitarian clergyman, author, editor, and poet, was born in Berkshire, Mass., April 6, 1810. He served as pastor of Unitarian Churches in Massachusetts for nearly forty years, and in the meantime was active and useful as an author. He was a graduate of Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., class of 1834, and also of the Theological School at Cambridge, Mass., 1837. Among his poetic writings are two fine Christmas songs, one of which appears in this book. Dr. Sears died January 14, 1876. "Although a member of the Unitarian body," says Prof. F. M. Bird in Julian's Dictionary, "his views were rather Swedenborgian than Unitarian. He held always to the absolute divinity of Christ."

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