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CHASE, Thomas, a brother of Pliny Earle, educator, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, 16 June, 1827, was graduated with honor at Harvard in 1848, and was tutor there from 1850 till 1853, when he spent two years abroad in travel and study, exploring the classic sites of Italy and Greece, and attending the lectures of Boeckh, Curtius, and other eminent scholars at Berlin. He returned in 1855, became pofessor of philology and classical literature at Haverford College, near Philadelphia, and was chosen its president in 1875. Prof. Chase was a member of the American company of revisers of the translation of the New Testament. Harvard gave him the degree of LL.D. in 1878. As senior editor of Chase and Stuart's classical series, he has prepared many Latin and Greek textbooks, and has published "Hellas: her Monuments and Scenery" (Cambridge, 1861), several literary and biographical essays, among them an oration on the character of Abraham Lincoln, and an address on "Liberal Education; its Aims and Methods," delivered at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
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