April 4, 1810, Hanover, New Hampshire.

June 8, 1888, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts.

Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts


Clarke graduated from Harvard College (arts, 1829; divinity, 1833). After ordination as a Unitarian minister, he pastored at Louisville, Kentucky (1833-40); at the Church of the Disciples, Boston, Massachusetts (1841-50); and from 1853. While in Louisville, he edited for a while The Western Messenger. His works include:

  1. Brother, Hast Thou Wandered Far?
  2. Dear Friend, Whose Presence in the House
  3. Father, to Thy Children, Humbly Kneeling
  4. For All Thy Gifts We Praise Thee
  5. Infinite Spirit, Who Art Round Us Ever
  6. To Him Who Children Blessed
  7. To Thee, O God, in Heaven