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BIGLOW, William, educator, born in Natick, Massachusetts, 22 September 1773; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 12 January 1844. He was graduated at Harvard in 1794, taught school in Salem, and then became principal of the Latin school in Boston, where he wrote a number of textbooks. He also preached occasionally, and wrote for periodicals. He subsequently taught a village school in Maine, and in later life was proof-reader in the University press at Cambridge. He wrote "The Cheerful Parson" and other songs that became popular; "History of Natick " (1830) ; "History of Sherburne "; " The Youth's Library" (1808) ; "Introduction to the Making of Latin" (1809); and " Education, a Poem," delivered at Cambridge in 1799.
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