The New International Encyclopædia/Frothingham, Nathaniel Langdon

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FROTHINGHAM, Nathaniel Langdon (1793-1870). An American clergyman and writer. He was born in Boston, and graduated at Harvard in 1812, where he subsequently became the first professor of rhetoric and oratory. In 1815 he was ordained pastor of the First Church (Unitarian), in Boston, which position he occupied until 1850, when he left the pulpit, and devoted himself to literature. He published: Sermons in the Order of a Twelvemonth (1852), and Metrical Pieces, Translated and Original (1855). He also contributed largely to periodical literature, and was a thorough student of German, when such scholarship was rare in America. His biography was written by his son, Octavius Brooks Frothingham.