James Marsh, an American scholar, born in Hartford, Vt,, July 19, 1794, died in Colchester, Vt., July 3, 1842. His early life was passed on his father's farm. He graduated at Dartmouth college in 1817, and at Andover theological seminary in 1822. Soon after he became a tutor in Hampden Sidney college, Virginia. In 1824 he was appointed professor of modern languages there, and ordained to the ministry. He was called in 1826 to the presidency of the university of Vermont, which office he resigned in 1833, in order to devote all his time to the duties of the chair of moral and intellectual philosophv, which he occupied until his decease. In 1829 ho published an edition of Coleridge's "Aids to Reflection," with notes and a preliminary essay, and a series of papers on popular education; and in 1830 a volume of "Selections from Old English Wri- , ters on Practical Theology." He published also a translation of Herder's "Spirit of Hebrew Poetry " (2 vols., Burlington, 1833). Dr Marsh received the degree of D. D, from both Amherst and Columbia colleges.
Prof. Tor-rey, who succeeded him in his professorship, published a volume of "Remains," consisting chiefly of his philosophical lectures, with a memoir (Boston, 1843).