Lovell, John (d. 1778)

LOVELL, John, a schoolmaster in Boston, was a descendant of one of the first settlers of Massachusetts, and was graduated at Harvard college in 1728, and after succeeding Jeremy Gridley as assistant, for some years, in the south grammar and Latin school, was placed at the head of the school in 1738. He was " the master " nearly 40 years. Many of the principal men of the American revolution had been under his tuition. But unhappily he was himself a loyalist, and in 1777 accompanied the British troops to Halifax, where he died in 1778, aged about 70. He was a good scholar, of solid judgment, rigid in discipline, yet humorous and an agreeable companion. He published a funeral oration on P. Faneuil 1743, and several political and theological pamphlets. In the pietas printed at Cambridge he wrote No. 2, 25, 26, and 27.
1. A General Biographical Dictionary, Comprising a Summary Account of the Most Distinguished Persons of All Ages, Nations and Professions, 1843, page 580.

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