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MARCH, Francis Andrew, author, born in Mill-bury, Massachusetts, 25 October, 1825. He was graduated at Amherst in 1845, and, after serving as a tutor there in 1847-'9, studied law in New York, and was admitted to the bar. After teaching in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1852-'5, he became tutor in Lafayette college, where he was made adjunct professor in 1856, professor of the English language and comparative philology in 1857, and in 1877 lecturer in the law department. He received the degree of LL.D. from Princeton in 1870, and from Amherst in 1871, and that of L. H. D. from Columbia in 1887. In 1873 he was elected president of the American philological association, and in 1876 he became president of the Spelling reform association. He is an honorary member of the London philogical society, a member of the American philosophical society, and a vice-president of the London new Shakespeare society. He has contributed articles on philology to the "Transactions" of that body, to the National educational association, the United States bureau of education, to the "Jahrbuch fur romanische und englische Literatur" in Berlin, and articles on jurisprudence and psychology, including discussion of Sir William Hamilton's theory of perception and his philosophy of the conditioned to the " Princeton Review" (1860; reprinted in London, 1861). His other publications include " A Method of Philological Study of the English Language" (New York, 1865); " Parser and Analyzer for Beginners" (1869); " Anglo-Saxon Grammar" (1870) ; and "Introduction to Anglo-Saxon" (1871). He has edited a series of college text-books of the Greek and Latin Christian authors, including "Latin Hymns" (1874); " Eusebius" (1874): "Tertullian" (1875); "Athenagoras" (1876) ; "Justin Martyr " (187'7) ; and has superintended the work of the American readers for the historical dictionary of English, now publishing for the University of Oxford for the philological society (1879 et seq.) have appeared.
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