if not literary men, were at least scholars, according to the standard of their time.
, grand-nephew of the celebrated judge of that name, first taught the grammar school in Cambridge
, and then (1762) became college librarian and instructor in Hebrew.
He published a Hebrew grammar, a Latin version of the first book of Young
's “Night thoughts,” and various poems and orations in Greek
and Latin; and he left behind him a manuscript Chaldee and English dictionary, which still reposes unpublished in the College
His kinsman, Jonathan Sewell
), born in Cambridge
(1766), became an eminent lawyer and legal writer in Canada
, was one of the first to propose Canadian
federation, in a pamphlet ( 815), and left a work on “The Judicial History of France
, so far as it relates to the Law
of the Province of Lower Canada
The eighteenth century also brought the physical sciences on their conquering course, to Harvard College, displacing the established curriculum of theology and philology; but Professor Goodale
has shown that they really came in as a branch of theology, or of what is called “pastoral care,” since the