Pise, Charles Constantine, was born in 1802 at Annapolis, Md., graduated at Georgetown, D.C., and was ordained in 1825. He was for some time attached to St. Patrick's Church, Washington, and while there, was, by the influence of Henry Clay, appointed chaplain to the U.S. Senate, the only time the post has ever been held by a Roman Catholic. In 1849 he became Rector of the Church of St. Charles Borromeo in Brooklyn, N.Y., and died at Brooklyn, May 26, 1866. Two hymns by him are in the Appendix to the N.Y. edition of E. Caswall's Lyra Catholica (1851, pp. 422, 427), and are repeated in Hymns for the Year 1867, viz.:—
1. First flow'ret of the desert wild. S. Rose of Lima.
2. Let the deep organ swell the lay. S. Cecilia.
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