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Porter, Ebenezer

PORTER, EBENEZER: Congregationalist; b. at Cornwall, Conn., Oct. 5, 1772; d. at Andover Apr. 8, 1834. He was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1792; ordained 1796, pastor in Washington, Conn.; Bartlett professor of sacred rhetoric in the Andover Theological Seminary, 1812–32, and president, 1827–34. He was the author of Young Preacher's Manual (Boston, 1819); An Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery (1827; 8th ed., by A. H. Weld, Boston, 1839); Rhetorical Reader (Andover, 1831; 300th ed., New York, 1858); Lectures on Homiletics, Preaching, and on Public Prayer (Andover, 1834); and Lectures on Eloquence and Style (Andover, 1836).

Bibliography: W. B. Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, ii. 351–361, New York, 1859; L. Woods, Hist. of the Andover Theological Seminary, ib. 1884.

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