Daniel Macafee

Daniel Macafee, an Irish clergyman, born at Bushmills, county Antrim, in 1792, died in London, Jan. 11, 1873. His parents designed him for the ministry of the Reformed Presby-terian church, but at the age of 14 he connected himself with the Wesleyans. Being prevented by economical reasons from being admitted to the ministry of the latter church, he labored for several years with the Primitive Wesleyans. In 1827, however, he was accepted by the Irish conference, and became conspicuous in that connection. The last years of his life were passed in London in a supernumerary relation. He was the author of numerous polemical writings, chiefly directed against Catholicism and rationalism. A volume of his sermons has also been published.

Daniel Neal

Daniel Neal, an English historian, born in London, Dec. 14, 1678, died in Bath, April 4, 1743. He spent three years at the universities of Utrecht and Leyden, and became assistant pastor of an Independent congregation in London. Besides several published sennons his principal works arc "History of New England (2 vols., London. 1720), and "History of the Puritans" (4 vols.. 1732-'8; edited by Toul-min, 6 vols., 1793, and 3 vols., 1837).

Daniel Stern

See Agoult, Marie Catherine SOPIIIE DE FlAVIGNY.

Daniel Waterland

Daniel Waterland, an English theolodan, born at Wasely or Walsely, Lincolnshire, Feb.

14, 1683, died in London, Dec. 23, 1740. He was educated at Cambridge, was appointed chaplain to George I. in 1714, and was vicar of Twickenham, canon of Windsor, and archdeacon of Middlesex. He was distinguished as a Trinitarian controversialist. His chief works are: " Eight Sermons, etc, in Defence of the Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1720); " A Critical History of the Athanasian Creed " (1724); " Scripture Vindicated " (1730), a reply to Tindal's " Christianity as old as the Creation;" and "A Review of the Doctrine of the Eucharist" (1737). A complete edition of his works, with a biography, was published by Bishop Van Mildert (11 vols. 8vo, Oxford, 1823-'8).

Daniel Wyttenbach

Daniel Wyttenbach, a Dutch philologist, born in Bern, Switzerland, Aug. 7, 1746, died in South Holland, Jan. 17, 1820. He studied philology at Marburg, Göttingen, and Leyden, and in 1771 became professor of Greek and subsequently of philosophy at Amsterdam, and in 1799 of eloquence at Leyden. He edited Plato's Phoedo and Plutarch's Moralia and Animadversiones. His other works include Proecepta Philosophioe Logicoe (Amsterdam, 1782); Biblioiheca Critica (3 vols., 17771808); Philomathia, sive Miscellanea Doctrina (3 vols., 1809-'17); Vita Ruhnkenii (Leyden, 1800); and Opuscula Varii Argumenti (2 vols., 1821). Mahne has edited his select correspondence, entitled Epistolarum Selectarum Fasciculi tres (Ghent, 1830).

Danish Language And Literature

See Denmark.


Danvers, a town of Essex co., Mass., 15 m. N. N. E. of Boston; pop. in 1870, 5,600. It contains a carpet factory, a rolling mill, six tanneries, six brick yards, manufactories of boots and shoes, a national bank, and two weekly newspapers. It is connected by rail with Boston and Newburyport. In 1852 George Peabody, a native of this town, gave $20,000 (afterward increased to $200,000) "for the promotion of knowledge and morality" among the inhabitants. With this donation the Peabody institute was founded, and enriched with a library. He also gave $50,000 to establish a branch in that part of the town known as North Danvers. Until 1756 Danvers formed a part of Salem. In 1855 it was divided by the incorporation of South Danvers, now Peabody, as a separate town.