. William Ellery Channing (1780–1842) was the influential Unitarian minister of the Federal Street Church in Boston. His
“Remarks on the Life and Character of Napoleon Bonaparte,” which appeared in two parts
in the Christian Examiner
for 1827–1828, was intended “to destroy the romantic glamor that invests the successful
warrior.” See DAB
; The Works of William E. Channing
, Boston, 1847, 1:69–166.