Christian Nestell Bovee (born New York City, NY, USA - February 22, 1820) was a mid-19th century author. He is best known for his works Thoughts, Feelings, and Fancies (New York, 1857), and Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (Boston, 1862) which have gained prominence as a source for quotations such as the following:
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
Bovee was also a founding member of the Athenaeum Club in New York and was a regent of the Long Island College Hospital
Christian NESTELL Bovee is an American author and lawyer who lived in the late 1800s. You can read more about him here. I have also seen his name under Christian *Nevell* Bovee, but was unable to get any biographical info that way.
Amazon, which I assume you use since you are here, has books listed under his name, although some are rare and out of print and probably cost lots of money if you were to find them.