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GILES, Henry, clergyman, born in Crokford, County Wexford, Ireland, 1 November, 1809" died neat' Boston, Massachusetts, 10 July, 1882. He was educated in the Royal academy at Belfast, and was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith. Subsequently he united with the Unitarian Church and became a minister of that denomination, preaching for two years in Greenock, Scotland, and then for three years in Liverpool, England. In 1839 he took an active part in the controversy between the Unitarians and Episcopalians, and delivered four of a course of thirteen lectures in Liverpool in that connection, the other Unitarian lecturers being James Martineau and John H. Them. He came to the United States in 1840, and soon established for himself a reputation as a brilliant lecturer. He addressed many literary societies and library associations, and delivered a course of lectures before the Lowell institute on "The Genius and Writings of Shakespeare." He preached occasionally, but during the latter part of his life dwelt in retirement in the suburbs of Boston. Mr. Giles wrote much for periodicals, and was the author of essays that were marked by ingenuity of thought, fulness of diction, and fervor of style. These include "Lectures and Essays" (2 vols., Boston. 1845) ; "Christian Thought on Life" (1850); "Illustrations of Genius in some of its Applications to Society and Culture" (1854); "Human Life in Shakespeare" (1868); and "Lectures and Essays on Irish and other Subjects" (New York, 1869).
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