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Charles W. Everest

EVEREST, Charles William. b. East Windsor, Connecticut, 27 May 1814; d. Waterbury, Connecticut, 11 January 1877. Everest graduated from Washington College (now Trinity College), Hartford, Connecticut, in 1838. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1842, and served as rector of the Episcopal Church at Hamden, Connecticut, for the following thirty-one years. Among his publications were Vision of Death (Hartford, 1837), Babylon, a Poem (Hartford, 1838) and The poets of Connecticut: with biographical sketches (Hartford, 1843). He is remembered for ‘Take up thy cross, the Saviour said’*, one of only two American hymns to appear in the First Edition of A&M (1861) (the other was ‘Thou art the...

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