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pital, and of numerous Grammar Schools. Born

1537 ; died 1353. EDWARDS, REV. JONATHAN. A famous American theologian and metaphysician : author of “The Freedom of the Will," etc. Born 1703; died 1758. EFFENDI, EVILIA EHRENBERG, DR. An eminent German natura.

list. Born 1795. ELDON, LORD. A distinguished lawyer and

statesman. Born 1751 ; died 1838. ELIZABETH, CHARLOTTE. A truly devout and pleasing authoress. Born 1792; died 1846. ELIZABETH, QUEEN. Her reign was distin

guished as one of the greatest periods in English literature. Shakspeare, Spenser, Lord Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Hooker, were its illus

trious ornaments. Born 1533 ; died 1602. ELLICOTT, BISHOP. Author of "A Critical

and Grammatical Commentary on St. Paul's

Epistles," etc. Born 1819. ELLIOTT, EBENEZER. Designated the “Corn

Law Rhymer." Born 1781 ; died 1849. ELPHINSTONE. ELY, REV. JOHN. A distinguished Noncon

forinist divine. ELYOT, SIR THOMAS. A celebrated English

diplomatist and learned writer: author of "The Castle of Health,” etc. Died 1546. EMERSON, RALPH W. An eminent American essayist and poet.

Born 1803. EJMERSON, MRS. EPICTETUS. Originally a slave ; after his

emancipation, he became a Stoic philosopher.

He lived in the first century. EPICURUS. A famous Greek philosopher, the founder of the Epicurean sect.

Born about 340 B.C. ; died 270 B.C. ERLE, SIR WILLIAM, A distinguished Eng

lish judge. Born 1793. ERSKINE, LORD! His chief publication is “Armata, a political romance.

Born 1750; died 1823. EURIPIDES. The illustrious tragic poet of Athens. It is said that he composed no less than ninety-two tragedies. Born 480 B.C. ; died 406

B.C. EUSEBIUS. Styled “the Father of Ecclesias

tical History ;" Jerome calls him “the Prince of the Arians," Born about 266; died about

340. EVANS, MARIAN C. Under the assumed name of George Eliot, she published “The Mill on the

Floss," etc. Born about 1320. EVANS, REV. J. HARRINGTON. An eminent

English theologian. Born 1785: died 1849. EVELYN, JOHN. An accomplished English writer. His “Sylva; or, a Discourse on Forest

Trees," was the first work printed by order of the Royal Society. Born 1620: died 1706. EVERETT, ÉDWARD. A famous American statesman, orator, and scholar. Born 1794; died 1865.

FELTHAM, OWEN. Celebrated as the author

of “Resolves-Divine, Moral, and Political.”

Born 1603 ; died 1678. FENELON, ARCHBISHOP. An eminent

French divine, whose works are generally known and prized. Born 1651 ; died 1715. FENNELL, REV. RICHARD FENTON, ELIJAH. A distinguished English poet and biographical writer. Born 1683; died

1730. FERGUSON, ROBERT. A British poet and prose writer : author of "The Shadow of the

Pyramid," etc. Born 1820. FERGUSON, SAMUEL FERRIER, MARY. A gifted Scottish novelist.

Born 1732; died 1854. FETIS, FRANCOIS J. A Belgian composer,

critic, and biographer: author of “A General History of Music," etc. Born 1784. FEYJOO. A Benedictine monk, designated “the Spanish Addison.

Born 1676: died 1764. FICHTE, JOHANN G. A' celebrated German philosopher, whose works are replete with elo

quence and patriotism. Born 1762 ; died 1814. FIELDING, HENRY. Justly called "the

Father of the English Novel.” Born 1707; died

1754 FINEUS. An eminent French mathematician.

Born 1494 ; died 1555. FINNEY, REV. CHARLES G. Author of

“Lectures on Revivals," etc. FITZ-OSBORNE. FITZ-RAYMOND. FITZROY, ADMIRAL. Superintendent of the

Meteorological Department of the Board of Trade Born 1805; died 1865. FLAMANK, REV. JAMES FLAVEL, REV. JOHN. A noted Calvinistic

divine : author of “Husbandry Spiritualized.”

Born 1627 ; died 1691. FLECKNOE, RICHARD. An English poet

and dramatist. Died 1678. FLEMING. Styled “the Traveller." FLEMING, CONTARINI FLEMING, REV. ROBERT. The celebrated

auther of "The Rise and Fall of the Papacy."

Died 1716. FLETCHER, ANDREW. An able Scottish

writer and urator ; sometimes called “ Fletcher of Saltoun.' Born 1653; died 1716. FLETCHER, JOHN. An eminent English

dramatist. Born 1576; died 1625. FLETCHER, PHINEAS. Author of an alle

gorical poem, entitled “The Purple Island."

Born 1584 ; died 1650. FLETCHER, REV. GILES "Christ's Vic

tory”-a magnificent poem-Is the production of

his genius. Born 1588 : died 1623. FLETCHER, REV. JOHN W. “The devout

vicar of Madeley." His works are published in eight volumes. Born 1729; died 1785. FLINDERS, MATTHEW. A distinguished

English navigator. Born 1760; died 1814 FLINT, TIMOTHY. An American author and

traveller ; author of "The Geography of the Valley of the Mississippi," etc. Born 1780 ;

died 1840 FLOURENS, MARIE J. P. A celebrated

French physiologist and author: his work on

“Human Longevity" is a very popular book. FOLLEN, MRS. ELIZA L. The composer of

“Twilight Stories,” etc. Born 1787; died 1854. FONTAINE, JEAN DE LA. The famous

French fabulist. Born 1621 ; died 1695. FONTENELLE, BERNARD DE. An eminent

French dramatist and philosopher : his most admired production is "An Essay on the Geometry of the Infinite."

Born 1657: died 1757. FOOTE, SAMUEL. A comic writer and actor.

Born 1721 ; died 1777. FORD, JOHN. A noted English dramatist :

F.

Born 1794

FABER, REV. GEORGE S. A widely-known

and justly-appreciated theologian. His “ Difficulties of Infidelity” is a masterly production.

Born 1773; died 1854. FALCONER, WILLIAM.

A Scottish poet : author of '"The Shipwreck." Born

1730; perished at sea 1769. FARMER, REV. HUGH. An eloquent preacher

and able writer. Born 1714 ; died 1787. FARRAR, REV. FREDERICK W. 'Author of

“ The Witness of History to Christ," etc. FARRE, DR. FELLOWES, REV. DR. The learned writer of

"Christian Philosophy,” etc. Born 1770; died 1847

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author of "The Lover's Melancholy," etc. Born

1586; died 1639. FORDYCE. FORSTER, JOHANN G. A. Professor of

natural history. Born 1754; died 1794. FORSTER, RIGHT HÓN. W. E. An English

statesman and orator. Born 1818. FOSTER, REV. JOHN. An able essayist and

original thinker: among his principal works is "An Essay on Popular Ignorance.”

Born 1770; Fox, CHARLES J. One of England's greatest

statesmen and orators. Born 1749; died 1806. FOXE, JOHN. Author of "The Book of

Martyrs." Born 1517; died 1587. FRANCIS, REV PHILLIP. An eminent Irish

poet and translator. Died 1773. FRANKLIN, DR. BENJAMIN. A famous

American philosopher and politician. Born 1700; FRASER, JAMES B. A popular Scottish writer :

his “Travels through Persia" is considered a master-piece of lively delineations and graphic

sketches. Born 1783; died 1856. FRISWELL, J. HAIN. Author of "The

Gentle Life," etc. Born 1827. FROUDE, JAMES A. One of England's best

historians. Born 1818. FRY, ELIZABETH. Styled "the Female

Howard. Born 1780; died 1845. FULGENTIUS. A disciple of St. Augustine,

and an able theologian. Born 478; died 533. FULLER, MARGARET. A distinguished

American authoress, who became, by marriage with an Italian nobleman, Marchioness of Ossoli.

Born 1810 ; perished at sea 1850. FULLER, REV. ANDREW. Denominated

"the Franklin of Theology:"author of " The Gospel its own Witness," etc. Born 1754 ; died

1815 FULLER, REV. DR. THOMAS. The well

known historian and divine : his "Church History of Britain" is an invaluable work. Born 1608; died 1661.

GERHARDT, REV. PAUL. An esteemed

German divine and poet. Born 1606 ; dicd 1675. GESSNER, SALOMON. A distinguished Swiss

poet and artist : author of "The Death of Abel,"

etc. Born 1730 ; died 1787. GETHIN, LADY. A profoundly intelligent

authoress. Congreve has warmly eulogized her “Reliquiæ Gethinianæ" in one of his poems.

Born 1676 ; died 1697. GIBBON, EDWARD. The celebrated author of

“ The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."

Born 1737; died 1794. GIBBONS. GIBBS, WILLIAM A. GIBSON, WILLIAM. A self-taught English

mathematician. Born 1720; died 1791. GILBERT, GABRIEL. A French dramatist.

Born 1610; died 1680. GILFILLAN, REV. GEORGE, Author of "The

Bards of the Bible," etc. Born 1813. GILFILLAN, ROBERT. A Scottish poet. Born

1813 ; died 1850. GILL, REV. DR. An eminent biblical expositor.

Born 1697 ; died 1771. GILPIN, REV. WILLIAM. A famous English

divine and elegant writer : author of " Essays on Picturesque Beauty,” etc. Born 1724 ; died

1804. GIRANDIERE, LA GISBORNE, REV THOMAS. Athcological and miscellaneous author.

Born 1758; died 1846. GLADSTONE, RIGHT HON. WILLIAM.

The prime minister of England : author of The State in its Relations with the Church," etc.

Born 1809. GLAPTHORNE, HENRY. A dramatic poet of

the time of Charles I. GLYNN, DR. An English physician and poet :

author of The Day of Judgment,”—a poetical essay:

Died 1800. GODOMAR, COUNT GOETHE,

JOHANN W. VON. Said to be the greatest modern poet of Germany, and the patriarch of German literature : “Faust” is his

chief work. Born 1749; died 1832. GOLDONI, CARLO. A celebrated Italian comic

poet. Born 1707 ; died 1793. GOLDSMITH, DR. The well-known poet,

historian, and essayist. Born 1728; died 1774 GOOD, DR. JOHN M. An eminent English

physician, poet, and miscellaneous writer. Born

1764 ; died 1827. GOODE, REV. DEAN, Author of “ The

Divine Rule of Faith and Practice," etc. Born

1800; died 1868. GOODRICH, NEWTON GOODRICH, SAMUEL G. A celebrated Ameri

can publisher: author of series of juvenile works under the assumed name of "Peter

Parley. Born 1793; died 1863. GOODWIN, REV. JOHN. An English Puritan

divine. His “Divine Authority of Scripture Asserted” is a master-piece of polemic theology.

Born 1593; died 1665. GORDON, DR. An English physician. Born

1801; died 1849 GORDON, REV. WILLIAM. Author of "A

History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment

of the United States." Born 1729 ; died 1807. GOUGE, REV. DR. A learned English theo

logian, GOUGH, JOHN B. The popular temperance orator.

Born 1817. GOULBURN, REV. DEAN. Author of “The

Pursuit of Holiness," etc. GOULD, HANNAH F. A successful American

poetess. Died 1865 GRACIAN. A celebrated Spanish ecclesiastic.

His work entitled “The Hero" was translated

into scveral languages. Born 1584 ; died 1658. GRAHAM, LORD

G.

GAINSBOROUGH, THOMAS. An English

landscape and portrait painter--the friend and rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Born 1727; died

1788. GALEN, DR. A famous Greck writer and pagan

philosopher. Besides several very important treatises on medical science, he wrote many able works on philosophy and kindred subjects, in one of which he strongly commends the temperance and self denial of the Christians, Born

131 ; died about 210. GALLAGHER, WILLIAM D. An American

poet and journalist of considerable note. Born

1808. GAM BOLD, REV. JOHN. A learned English

Moravian divine : author of “A Summary of

Christian Doctrine," etc. Born 1710; died 1771. GARBETT, ARCHDEACON. An English

clergyman of great literary ability. GARBETT, REV. EDWARD.

The accomplished editor of "The Christian Advocate." GARRICK, DAVID. Pronounced the most cele

brated actor that ever appeared on the English

stage. Born 1716; died 1779. GIRTH, SIR SAMUEL. An eminent physi

cian and poet : author of "The Dispensary," etc.

Died 1718. GASPARIN, COUNTESS DE. An authoress

and moralist of a very high order. “The Near and Heavenly Horizons is her principal work.

Born 1815. GAY, JOHN. A meritorious English poet. Born

1688; dicd 1732. GEORGE 11. Born 1738; died 1820.

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GRAHAME, REV. JAMES. Author of an ex

quisitely beautiful poem, entitled “The Sabbath." Born 1765 ; died 1811. GRATIAN. GRAY, DAVID. A Scottish poet. Born 1838 ;

died 1861. GRAY, THOMAS. Author of that admirable

yet sombre poem-"An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.” Born 1716 ; died 1771. GREEN, MATTHEW. An English poct. Born

1695; died 1737 GREENE, RÉV. ROBERT. A truly humorous poet: author of "A Groat's Worth of Wit Bought with a Million of Repentance.” Born 1560; died 1592. GREGORY, ST. A Greek Father, distinguished for his piety, learning, and eloquence. Born about

332 ; died about 398. GREY, LADY JANE. Queen of England for

nine days only. Born 1537 ; executed at the

Tower 1554, GRIFFIN, GERALD. An Irish novelist : author

of “The Collegians," etc. Born 1803; died

1840. GRIFFITH, REV. WILLIAM. A popular

English divine. GRIMSHAWE, REV. THOMAS S. The biogra

pher of the Rev. Legh Richmond. Born 1777 ;

died 1850. GRINDÓN, LEO H. Author of "Life," etc. GROSART, REV. ALEXANDER B. Editor

of "The Works of Thomas Brooks." GROSE, REV. JOHN GROSVENOR, REV. DR. A popular English

preacher. Born 1675; died 1755. GUICCIARDINI, FRANCESCO. The cele

brated historian of Italy. Born 1482; died 1540. GUIZOT, FRANCOIS P. G. An illustrious

French statesman and historian : author of “ Histoire Générale de la Civilization en Europe," etc.

Born 1787. GURNALL, REV. WILLIAM. Generally

known by his "Christian in complete Armour.

Born 1617 ; died 1679. GUTHRIÉ, REV. DR. A famous Scottish

preacher and eloquent lecturer ; founder of the Ragged School in Edinburgh; and author of "The Gospel in Ezekiel," etc. Born 1800; died

1873. GUYON, MADAME, A French lady, distin

guished for her talents and pety. Her works, it is said, form thirty-nine octavo volumes. Born

1648 ; dicd 1719. GUYOT, DR. The author of a series of text

books on geography. Born 1807. GWILT, JOSEPH. An eminent English archi

tect : editor of "An Encyclopædia of Architecture.

Born 1784. GWILYM, DAVID. Styled “the Welsh Ovid."

Born 1340; died 1400.

Historical Passages of the Old and New Testa

ments. Born 1574; died 1656. HALL, CAPTAIN BASIL. A famous traveller

and author Born 1788; died 1844. HALL, JOHN. A miscellaneous writer. Born

1627 ; died 1656. HALL, MRS. S. C. A popular Irish authoress :

her fame rests principally on “Lights and

Shadows of Irish Life. Born 1804. HALL, REV. ROBERT. Dr. Parr says of -"He has the eloquence of an

orator, the fancy of a poet, the subtilty of a schoolman, the profoundness of a philosopher, and the piety of

à saint." Born 1764; died 1831. HALLAM, HENRY. An eminent scholar, his

torian, and critic: author of “ The Constitutional

History of England." Born 1777 ; died 1859. HALLIDAY, SIR ANDREW. A distinguished

physician, traveller, and writer, Died 1840. HALLIWELL, JAMES 0. A Icarned 'British

archæologist ; one of the biographers of Shak

speare. Born 1821. HALYBURTON, REV. THOMAS. Author of

"The Great Concern of Salvation,” etc. Boria

1674 : died 1712 HAMERTON, PHILIP G. The gifted writer

of “Thoughts about Art." HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. An illustrious American statesman, orator, and

general.

Born 1757 ; shot in a duel 1804. HAMILTON, DUKE OF HAMILTON, MRS. ELIZABETH. A meri.

torious writer : her chief work is entitled * Letters on Elementary Education." Born

1758; died 1816. HAMILTON, REV. DR. JAMES. An eminent

Presbyterian divine : author of “The Royal

Preacher." etc. Born 1814 ; died 1871. HAMILTON, REV. DR. R. W. One of the

most eloquent preachers of his time. Born 1794 ;

died 1848. HAMILTON, SIR WILLIAM. A most dis

tinguished metaphysician. Born 1788; died

1856. HAMMOND, REV. HENRY. An excellent

orator and author of great merit: his “Annotations" and "Paraphrases" are generally admired. Born 1605; died 1660. HANDEL, GEORGE F. The immortal musi

cian: his sublime master-piece is “The Messiah.”

Born 1684 ; died 1759. HANNA, REV. DR. Editor of “The Memoirs

of the Life and Writings of Dr. Chalmers."

Born 1808. HANNAY, JAMES. A popular British writer of

fiction : “Singleton Fontenoy" is his best work.

Born 1827.
HARE, ARCHDEACON.

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HABINGTON, WILLIAM. An English poet

and historian. Born 1605 : died 1645. HAYDN, JOSEPH. A German musician, uni

versally known by his immortal Oratorio—"The

Creation Boni 1732 ; died 1809. HAGENBACH, REV. DR. A Swiss theologian :

Author of "The
Mission of the Comforter." Born 1796 ; died 1855.
HARE, AUGUSTUS J. C. His “Walks at

Rome” is an admirable volume.
HARPER, JOHN. An eminent naturalist :

author of "Glimpses of Ocean Life." HARRINGTON, SIR JOHN. Spoken of by

Queen Elizabeth as “that merry Poet-my God.

son.” Born 1561; died 1612. HARRISON, WILLIAM H. A distinguished

President of the United States.

died 1841.
HARTMANN, J. A German chemist : author
of “Praxis Chymiatrica." Born 1563 : died

1631.
HARVEY, ELLA L.
HAVARD, W.
HAVEN, REV. DR. An American divine :

editor of “Zion's Herald." Born 1820. HAVERGAL, FRANCES R. A modern poetess

of increasing fame: her last work is entitled

"The Ministry of Song." HAWKER, RÉV. DR. A celebrated Calvinistis

divine : author of “Morning and Evening Por. tions," etc. Born 1753: died 1827.

Born 1773;

author of "The Essence and History of the Re

formation." Born 1801. HALE, MRS. SARAH J. An American au

thoress of distinction. HALE, SIR MATTHEW. An eminent English

judge and author. Born 1609; died 1676. HALIBURTON, JUDGE. A most humorous

delineator of character, as "The Sayings and
Doings of Sam Slick” will fully demonstrate.

Born 1797 ; died 1865.
HALL, BISHOP. Designated "the Christian

Seneca:" author of “Contemplations on the

Born 1795.

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HAWKSHAW, MRS. ELIZABETH HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. A favourite

American novelist. Born 1804; died 1864. HAYES, SAMUEL HAZLITT, WILLIAM. A vigorous thinker and

an eloquent critic. Born 1778; died 1830. HEADLEY, REV. J. T. An American divine of

singular ability both as a preacher and a writer : author of “The Sacred Mountains," etc. HEBER, BISHOP. Known world-wide by his

beautiful poem, entitled “Palestine." Born 1783 ; died, while bathing, 1826. HEINZELMANN. HELPS, ARTHUR. A popular English his

torian and essayist : author of “ Friends in

Council," etc. Born 1818. HELVETIUS, CLAUDE A. A French philoso

pher. Born 1715; died 1771. HEMANS, MRS. An accomplished and amia

ble poetess. It was said of her--"Few have written so much and so well." Born 1794 ; died

1835. HEMSTED. HENRY, PATRICK. A distinguished American

orator and patriot Born 1736; died 179). HENRY, REV. MATTHEW. Author of "An

Exposition of the Old and New Testaments.'

Born 1662; died 1714. HENRY, REV. PHILIP. Father of the Rev.

Matthew Henry. Born 1(31; died 1696. HERBERT, REV. GEORGE. His poems

The Temple,” and “The Priest of the Temple" are universally admired. Born 1593; died

HODGE, REV. PROFESSOR. Author of

"Outlines of Theology." Born 1797. HODGINS, J. G. HOGG, JAVIES. A Scottish poet, known as

"the Ettrick Shepherd." Born 1772; died 1835. HOLDER, WILLIAM. An English writer of

some celebrity: author of "A Treatise on the Natural Grounds and Principles of Harmony," etc. Born 1614 : died 1697. HOLDSWORTHI, REV. RICHARD. An able

English theologian, Born 1590; died 1649. HOLLAND, PHILEMON. A skilful teacher, and a ready and accurate translator of the

classics. Born 1551 ; died 1636. HOLMES, DR. OLIVER W. A distinguished American author, wit, and poet.

Born 1809. HOLMES, REV. WILLIAM YOLTY, LUDWIG H. C. A German lyric poet

cf great excellence Born 1748 ; died 1776. HOLYDAY, REV. DR. Chaplain to Charles I.,

and author of a poem entitled “A Survey of the

World." Born 1593; died 1661. HOME, REV. JOHN. A popular Scottish

dramatist: author of “The Tragedy of Douglas.”

Born 1724: died 1808. HOMER. Universally pronounced "the greatest

Epic Poet of Greece: yet it was said that "he was blind and poor, and went about reciting his verses for bread :" but after his death, cities disputed for the honour of being his birthplace.". He is supposed to have lived about

the eighth century B.C. HONE, WILLIAM. A celebrated satirical writer:

author of “The Every Day Book," etc. Bora 1779; died 1842. HOOD, THOMAS. A famous English humourist

and popular poet: Like Yorick, he was a fellow of infinite jest, of inost excellent fancy."

Born 1798; died 1845. HOOK, THEODORE E. An English writer of

brillant wit, and a prodigy of colloquial power. His “Sayings and Doings" is considered one of his most successful works. Born 1788; died

1841. HOOKER, REV. RICHARD. Known as "the judicious Hooker." His “ Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity" is a master-piece of learning, reasoning, and eloquence. Born 1553 ; died 1000. HOOLE, JOHN. An English translator and

dramatist. Born 1727; died 1803. HOOPER. BISHOP. Born 1495 ; martyred 1553. HOPKINS, BISHOP A popular English

preacher and standard theologian: author of *The Doctrine of the Two Covenants," etc.

Born 1633; died 1690. HORACE. A first-class Latin poet. Born 65 B.C. ;

died 8 B.C. HORNE, BISHOP. An eminent biblical scholar :

author of the well known “Commentary on the

Book of Psalms." Born 1730 ; died 1792. HOUGHTON, LORD. An illustrious English

statesman and miscellaneous writer ; the biogra

pher of Keats, the poet. Born 1809. HOUSMAN, JAN. "A celebrated Dutch painter,

who had a peculiar art of preparing colours

Born 1682: died 1749. HOW, REV. W. WALSHAM HOWARD, JOHN. The humble, yet immortal

philanthropist. Born 1726; died 1790 HOWARD, SIR ROBERT. A distinguished

poet and historian. Born 1626: died 1698. HOWE, REV. JOHN. Author of "The Living

Temple” and other theological works which are highly prized. Born 1630 ; died 1705. HOWELL, JAMES. A Welsh writer of great

celebrity : author of "Familiar Letters," etc.

Born 1595; died 1666. HUWITT, MARY. A popular English authoress

1632. HERDER, JOHANN G. VON. A most gifted German philosopher, theologian, and poet. Born 1744 ; died, while engaged in composing a hymn to the Deity, 1803 HERDMAN,' W. G. HERODOTUS. An eminent Greek historian,

styled “The Father of History." Born 484 B.C. HERRICK, REV. ROBERT. An English poet of considerable merit. Born 1591 ; died

1674 HERSCHEL, SIR JOHN. One of the most famous astronomers of modern times: author of A Discourse on the Study of Natural Philoso

phy," etc. Born 1790; died 1871. HERVEY, G. W. HERVEY, REV JAMES. Known as the elo

quent writer of "Meditations and Contemplations. Born 1714; died 1758. HERVEY, THOMAS K. An English poet and

cditor of great ability. Born 1804 ; died 1859. HESIOD. A celebrated Greek poet who lived

800 B.C. HEY, REV. JOHN. Author of “Lectures on

Divinity," etc. Born 1734 ; died 1815. HEYWOOD, JOHN. One of the earliest English

dramatists, and jester at the court of Henry

VIII. Died about 1565.
HEYWOOD, THOMAS.

Among his best
dramas are The English Traveller” and “A
Challenge for Beauty."
HIGGINS, B.
HILL, AARON. An English dramatist of merit.

Born 1685: died 1750.
HILL, REV. ROWLAND. A humorous and

sarcastic divine-a disciple of George Whitfield.
Born 1744; died 1833.
HILL, SIR JOHN. A celebrated botanist and

voluminous writer. Born 1716; dicd 1775. HINCKS, DR. HIRST, HENRY B. A successful American

poct. Born 1813. HITCHCOCK, REV. PROFESSOR. An emi

nent geologist: author of “The Religion of Geology," etc. Born 1793; died 1864. HOARE, SIR RICHARD. A noted historian

and topographer. Born 1758 ; died 1838. HOBBES, THOMAS. A famous English philoso

pher and writer. Born 1588 ; died 1679.

and moralist, and the translator of Bremer's

“Tales from the Swedish," etc. Born 1804. HOWITT, WILLIAM. A most entertaining and

instructive writer. Born 1795.

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HOWSON, REV. DEAN. Author of " Scenes

from the Life of St. Paul," etc. Born 1815.

HUDSON, REV. HENRY N. An American

clergyman: author of

" Lectures on

Shak-

speare." Born 1814.

HUFELAND, DR. 'An eminent German physi-

cian and medical writer : his “ Art of Prolonging

Life" has often been translated and reprinted.

Born 1762 ; died 1836.

HUGHES, JOHN. An English poet and essayist.

Born 1677; died 1720.

HUGHES, THOMAS. A popular social econo-

mist: author of “Tom Brown's School Days."

Born 1823

HUGO, REV. THOMAS. Author of "Trage-

dies," etc.

HUGO, VICTOR M. A distinguished French

lyric poet and novelist. Born 1802,

HÚLEATT, REV. HUGH

HULLAH, 'JOHN P. The successful introducer

of a new system of instruction in vocal music.

Born 1812.

HUMBOLDT, BARON. An illustrious German

traveller, philologist, and statesman: author of

that truly remarkable work-"Cosmos; Essay of

a Physical Description of the Universe," etc.

Born 1769 ; died 1835.

HUME, DAVID. An eminent historian, philoso-

pher, and miscellaneous writer.

Born 1711;

died 1776.

HUMPHREYS, D. Author of "A Poem on the

Happiness of America. Born 1753 : died 1818.

HUNT, LEIGH. Known not only as a fascinating

poet and an original essayist, but also as an able

political writer Born 1784 ; died 1859.

HUNTER, JOHN. A celebrated British anato-

mist and surgeon : author of “A Treatise on the

Blood," etc. Born 1728; died 1793.

HUNTINGDON, LADY. An English countess,

eminent for her piety, zeal, and munificence.

Born 1707: died 1791.

HURD, BISHOP, An able theological and

miscellaneous writer. Born 1720; died 18c8.

HURDIS, REV. DR. Author of “Sir Thomas

More," and other poems. Born 1763; died

1801.

HUSS, REV. JOHN. A reformer before the

Reformation. Born 1373 ; martyred 1415.

HUTCHINSON, JOHN. A distinguished theo-

logian and natural philosopher, whose writings

provoked much controversy. Born 1674 ; died

1737

HUXLEY, PROFESSOR. An eminent phy-

siologist and naturalist : author of “Man's

Place in Nature," etc. Born 1825.

HYACINTHE, PERE The renowned French

orator. Born 1828.

J.

JACKSON, BISHOP. Author of “The Sinful-

ness of Little Sins," etc. Born 1811.

JACKSON, J. R.

JACKSON, REV. THOMAS. Author of “The

Providence of God," etc.

JACKSON, WILLIAM.

A musical compose?

and miscellaneous writer. Born 1730 ; died

1804.

JACOMB, REV. DR. An able commentator on

part of the Epistle to the Romans. Born 1622 ;

died 1687.

JAMES I. Born 1566; died 1625.

JAMES, GEORGE P. R. A popular novelist

and historian. Born 1801; died 1860.

JAMES, REV. JOHN A. An cloquent preacher

and practical writer: known world-wide by his

“Anxious Inquirer.” Born 1785; died 1859.

JAMESON, MRS. The talented authoress of

“ Legends of the Madonna," etc.

died 1860.

JANEWAY, REV. JOHN. A profoundly devou

minister.

JAY, REV. WILLIAM. Called by John Foster

“The Prince of Preachers :" author of "Morn-

ing and Evening Exercises," etc.

Born 1769 ;

died 1853

JEFFERSON, DR. An eminent physician.

JEFFREY, LORD, A renowned Scottish judge,

critic, and essayist : the first editor of the

“Edinburgh Review. Born 1773; died 1850.

JEFFREY, REV. DR. Author of “Sermons,"

eto. Born 1647; died 1720.

JEMMAT, WILLIAM

JENKYN, REV. DR. A theologian of consi-

derable note.

JENYNS, SOAVE. A distinguished writer and

politician. Porn 1704: died 1787.

JEROME, ST. The Church owes to him for the

Latin translation of the Bible, commonly called

"the Vulgate." Born about 340 ; died 420.

JERROLD, DOUGLAS W. A famous humourist,

novelist, and dramatist : author of "Men of

Character," etc. Born 1803 : died 1857.

JERVIS, REV. T.

JESSE, EDWARD. An eminent naturalist:

author of that deservedly popular work-"Glean-

ings in Natural History." Died 1868.

JEUNE, BISHOP. A distinguished English

prelate. Born 1806; died 1868.

JEWEL BISHOP Styled "the Jewel of

Bishops." His principal work is "Apologia

Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ," which was translated into

English by the mother of Lord Bacon, and is

said to have done more for the promotion of the

Reformation than any other work.

JOHN, J. A. ST.

JOHNSON, DR. SAMUEL. The renowned

lexicographer and writer. Born 1709: died 1784.

JOHNSON, JOSEPH. Author of "Living in

Earnest."

JOHNSTON, PROFESSOR. A celebrated

agricultural chemist : author of “The Chemistry

of Common Life," etc. Born about 1796 ; died

1855.

JONES, SIR WILLIAM. Pre-eminent as a

lawyer, poet, and linguist. Born 1746; died

1794.

JONSON, BEN. Appropriately designated "the

Virgil of our Dramatic Poets." One of the cha.

racters of his first drama-"Every Man in his

Humour "-was performed by Shakspeare. Born

1574 : died 1637.

JORTIN, REV. DR. An able scholar and

critic : his greatest work is “Remarks on Eccle-

siastical History." Born 1698; died 1770.

JUDSON, MRS. E. A popular American poetess

and magazinist. Born 1817; died 1854.

JUVENAL. A most distinguished Latin satirica

poet.

Born about 40; died 125.

died 1859.

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