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MILES, Henry Adolphus, clergyman, born in Grafton, Massachusetts, 30 May, 1809. He was graduated at Brown in 1829. and at Harvard divinity-school in 1832. He entered the ministry of the Unitarian church, has held pastorates at Hallowell, Maine, and Lowell, Longwood, and Hingham, Massachusetts, and during six years was secretary of the American Unitarian association in Boston. He visited Europe four times, living there altogether some six years, he received the degree of D. D. from Brown in 1850. In 1.854-'9 he edited the "Quarterly Journal," which was published in Boston. Dr. Miles is the author of "Lowell as it Was and Is" (Lowell, 1845); "Grains of Gold" (Boston, 1854); " The Altar at Home " (1855) ; " Gospel Narratives" (1858) ; " Channing's Thoughts " (1859) ; " Words of a Friend " (1870) ; " Picture Writing" (1870) ; and " The Birth of Jesus " (1878).
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