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FRISBIE, Levi, clergyman, born in Branford, Connecticut, 6 July 1748: died in Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1806. He was graduated with the first class at Dartmouth in 1771, studied theology under the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock at Hanover, and was ordained there in 1772. He at once engaged in missionary service among the Delaware Indians, and afterward labored with the Canadian tribes, and among those in Maine. The mission was ended by the Revolutionary war, and in 1776 he was installed pastor of the 1st Congregationalist Church at ipswich, Massachusetts. He published "Sermons and Orations" (17831804).
His son, Levi Frisbie, scholar, born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, 15 September 1783; died in Cambridge, 9 July 1822, was graduated at Harvard in 1802, and in 1803 began the study of law, which he was compelled to abandon on account of the failure of his eyesight. Mr. Frisbie was appointed Latin tutor at Harvard in 1805, and in 1817 became professor of natural religion, moral philosophy, and civil polity. Ills writings were collected and published by his friend and fellow professor, Andrew Norton (Boston, 1823). They contain classical and literary papers, previously published in various reviews, a version of Horace's epistle, "Ad Julimn Florum," and a popular poem called " Castle in the Air."
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