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WISE, Daniel, clergyman, born in Portsmouth, England, 10 January, 1813. He was educated at Portsmouth grammar-school, came to the United States in 1833, and, entering the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church, was pastor of various churches in 1837-'52, and then editor of "Zion's Herald" in Boston till 1856. From that time till 1872 he was editor of the Sunday-school publications of his denomination, and from 1860 till 1872 he was also editor of the tract publications. Since 1872 he has been engaged chiefly in literary work. Wesleyan university gave him the degree of D. D. in 1859. Dr. Wise published and edited in 1838-'44 the first Methodist Sunday-school paper in this country. Among his many works, which are chiefly for youth, are "Life of Lorenzo Dow" (Lowell, Massachusetts, 1840); " History of London" (1841); "Personal Effort" (Boston, 1841); " The Cottage on the Moor" (New York, 1845); " The McGregor Family" (1845) ; "Lovest Thou Met" (Boston, 1846); " Guide to the Saviour" (New York, 1847); "Bridal Greetings" (1850); "Life of Ulric Zwingle" (1850); "Aunt Effie" (1852) ; "My Uncle Toby's Library" (12 vols., Boston, 1853) : "Popular Objections to Methodism Considered and Answered" (1856); "The Squire of Walton Hall: a Life of Waterton, the Naturalist" (1874) ; " The Story of a Wonderful Life: Pen Pictures from the Life of John Wesley" (Cincinnati, 1874): " Vanquished Victors " (Cincinnati, 1876); "Lights and Shadows of Human Life" (New York, 1878); " Heroic Methodists" (1882) ; "Sketches and Anecdotes of American Methodists" (1883); " Our Missionary Heroes and Heroines" (1884) ; "Boy Travellers in Arabia" (1885)" "Men of Renown" (Cincinnati, 1886) ; and "Some Remarkable Women " (1887). He has used the pen-names of "Francis Forrester, Esq.," and "Lawrence Lancewood."
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