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BLAIR, REV. DR. An eminent minister of the
Scottish Church : author of "Lectures
Rhetoric," etc. Born 1718; died 1800. BLAIR, REY. ROBERT. A Scottish divine,
whose poem on “The Grave” has won for him a lasting renown. Born 1699; died 1746. BLAMIRE, SUSAN. An English poetess, who
wrote a number of admired lyrics in the Scottish
dialect. Born 1747 ; died 1794. BLANCHARD, LAMAN. A judicious editor
and able magazinist. Born 1803; died 1845. BLESSINGTON, LADY. As remarkable for her
literary ability as for her personal beauty, Among her most popular works are
" The Victims of Society," and “Conversations with
Lord Byron," Born 1789; died 1849. BLOMFIELD, BISHOP. An eminent scholar
and theologian. Born 1786; died 1857. BLOOMFIELD, ROBERT. Author of the
well-known rural poem-" The Farmer's Boy."
Born 1766; died 1823. BLUNT, REV. HENRY. Celebrated for his
"Lectures on the History of St. Paul." Born
1794 : died 1843. BLUNT, REV. J. H. Author of " Directorium
Pastorale," etc. BOGART, ELIZABETH. An American poetess. BOGATZKY, KARL H. A German theologian :
author of "The Golden Treasury." Born 1690; BOGUE, REV. DAVID. A Scottish divine, and
one of the first editors of “The Evangelical
Magazine." Born 1750; died 1825. BOILEAU, NICOLAS. A distinguished French
poet and satirist. His best productions are “ The Reading-Desk” and “The Art of Poetry." Born
1636; died 1711. BOIS, ABBÉ DU. A French missionary, who
wrote, in English, “The Characters, Manners, and Institutions of the People of India.” Born
1765; died 1848. BOLEYN, ANNE. Queen of Henry VIII.,
and mother of Queen Elizabeth. Born 1507 ;
beheaded 1536. BOLINGBROKE, LORD. A renowned statesTan and political writer : Pope pronounced him
“the best writer of his age." Born 1678; died 1751. BOLTON, REV. ROBERT. An English scholar
and divine : author of “Helpes to Humiliation,"
etc. Born 1572; died 1631. BONAPARTE, PRINCE. An illustrious French
naturalist: “Illustrations of the Italian Fauna"
is his best production. Born 1803; died 1857. BONAR, REV. DR. Author of “Hymns of
Faith and Hope," etc. Born 1808. BONNARD, DE A French poet. Born 1744 ;
died 1784. BON-SÉNS, LE BOOTH, BARTON. Famed as an English actor,
and author of " The Death of Dido," a drama. Born 1681; died 1733. BORROW, GEORGE. The friend of the Gipsy
tribes: his most popular book is “The Bible in
Spain." Born 1803. BOSQUIERI, PHÚLIP BOSSENT, JAMES B. Born 1627: died 1704. BOSSUET, BISHOP. A distinguished French
divine and pulpit orator. Born 1627; died 1704. BOSTON, REV. THOMAS. A Scottish Pres
byterian divine: author of “Human Nature in
its Fourfold State," etc. Born 1676; died 1732. BOSWELL, JAMES. The biographer of Dr.
Johnson ; Lord Macaulay styles him “the first
of biographers.” Born 1740; died 1795:. BOUFFLERS, MARSHAL. An illustrious
French commander. Born 1644; died 1711, BOURRIENNE, GENERAL. The private secretary and biographer of Napoleon I.' Born
1769; died 1834. BOWDLER, JOHN. Author of “Select Pieces
admired. After twenty years of friendship, s became the wife of Dr. Southey. Born 1787 :
died 1854 BOWLES, REV. WILLIAM L. An eminent
English poet: author of “The Spirit of Dis
covery." etc. Bom 1762 ; died 1850. BOWRING, SIR JOHN. An English states
man and linguist, rendered famous by his attain.
ments in the Sclavonic languages. Born 1792. BOWYER, REV. THOMAS BOYD, REV. DR. The popular author of “The
Recreations of a Country Parson," etc. BOYLE, HON. ROBERT. An illustrious philo
sopher and lover of science, who founded and endowed “The Boyle Lectures." Born 1626 ;
died 1691. BOYSE, SAMUEL.
An English poet.
Born 1708 ; died 1749. BOZIUS. BRADFORD, REV. JOHN. A famous Pro
testant divine. Born about 1570; martyred 1555. BRADLEY, REV. CHARLES. Author of
“ Practical Sermons." BRAINARD, JOHN G. C. An American poet
and editor. Born 1796; died 1828. BRAINERD, REV. DAVID. The celebrated
missionary to the Indians. Born 1718; died 1747. BRANDE, WILLIAM T. An eminent English
chemist : author of an excellent “Dictionary of Science, Literature, and Art." Born 1788; died
1866. BRANDON, LORD. A Court favourite. Died
1545. BREMER, FREDERIKA. A Swedish novelist
of great ability. Born 1802 ; die d 1866. BRET, ANTOINE. A French littérateur. Born
1717; died 1792. BREWER, REV. DR. Author of " 'Theology
in Science," etc. BREWSTER, SIR DAVID. The illustrious
astronomer: author of “More Worlds than
One," etc. Born 1781: died 1868. BRIDGE, REV. STEPHEN. A much-esteemed
English clergyman. BRIDGES, REV. CHARLES. The well-known commentator on Psalm cxix.
Died 1869. BROADHURST. BROCK, REV. WILLIAM BRODIE, SIR BENJAMIN C. The distin
guished English surgeon. Born 1783; died 1362. BRODRICK, REV. ALAN. Author of “Forest
Poems," etc. BROME, RICHARD. A popular English_dra
matist, originally a servant of Ben Jonson. Died
1652. BROOKE, REV. STOPFORD A Author of
* The Life and Letters of Frederick W. Robertson," etc. BROOKS, MRS. M. G. An American poetess.
Born 1795: died 1845. BROOKS, REV. THOMAS. A celebrated
Puritan writer : author of "Heaven on Earth,"
etc. Born 1608; died 1680. BROOKS, SHIRLEY BROOME, REV. DR. Beside the composition of
his own poems, he contributed several books to
Pope's translation of "The Odyssey." Died 1745. BROTHERTON, JOSEPH BROUGH, BISHOP BROUGHAM, LORD. A popular British orator,
statesman, and writer: author of “Historical Sketches of Statesmen of the Time of George
III." etc. Born 1779 ; died 1871. BROWN, FRANCES. The blind poetess. Born
1816 BROWN, PHEBE BROWN, REV. DR. Author of "The Second
Advent," etc. BROWN, REV. HUGH S. A popular English
in Verse and Prose," etc. Born 1983; died 1815. BOWLES, CAROLINE. A poetess universally
lecturer. BROWN, REV. J. B. Author of "The Home
Born 1599 ;
BROWNE, BISHOP. The distinguished exposi
tor of the XXXIX. Articles. Born 1811. BROWNE, MARY A. " The Coronal” is her
Born 1812 ; died 1846. BROWNE, REV. H. J. BROWNE, SIR THOMAS. An eminent anti
çuary and physician: author of “Religio Medici,
BURNS, ROBERT. " The national poet of
Scotland.” Born 1759: died 1796. BURRILL, JAMES. An American lawyer and
senator Born 1772 ; died 1820. BURRITT, ELIHU. Styled “the Learned
Blacksmith :" author of “Sparks from the An
vil," and "A Voice from the Forge." Born 1811. BURROUGHS, REV. JEREMIAH. Author
of “Gospe Conversation," and other devout works which were highly esteemed.
died 1646. BURTON, REV. ROBERT. A celebrated
English humorist and philosopher; universally known by " The Anatomy of Melancholy." Born 1576; died about 1640. BURY, BISHOP DĖ. Author of "A Treatise
on the Love of Books." Born 1287; died 1345. BUSH, REV. PROFESSOR. A famous Ameri
can comentator. Born 1796; died 1860. BUSHNELL, REV. DR. His most important
work is “Nature and the Supernatural as togethei constituting the One System of God.” Boru
1802, BUSSY-RABUTIN, COUNT DE. A distin
guished French wit and satirist. Born 1618:
died 1693. BUTLER, A. H. BUTLER, BISHOP. An English author of great
eminence. “The Analogy of Religion" rendered him immortal. Born 1692; died 1752. BUTLER, MRS. A popular English actress and
writer. Born 1811. BUTLER, REV. DEAN BUTLER, REV. W. ARCHER. An Irish divine and philosopher. His
and “Lectures are niodels of elegant and vigorous composition. Born 1814; died 1848. BUTLER, SAMUEL. A celebrated English wit
and poet : author of “Hudibras." Born about
1612 : died 1680. BUXTON, SIR THOMAS F. A distinguished
philanthropist: he produced "A Treatise on the
Slave Trade. Born 1786; died 1845. BYRON, LORD. An English poet of unusual
genius. Born 1788; died 1824.
CÆSAR, JULIUS. “ Dictator of Rome." Born
ICO B.C. ; fell beneath the daggers of political
Born 1605; died 1682.
Born 1809; died 1861.
and the Book," etc. Born 1812.
elegant poet Born 1746: died 1767. BRUCE, REV. ROBERT. An able Scottish
clergyman. Born 1554 : died 1631.
French writer and moralist. “ Les Caractères de
cal and Critical Dictionary." Born 1757; died
1821. BRYANT, WILLIAM C. A well-known Ameri
can poet. “Thanatopsis” is regarded by many
as his finest poem. Born 1794. BRYDGES, SIR SAMUEL E.
An able genealogist, topographer, and bibliographer, yet a man of eccentric character. Born 1762 ; died 1837. BUCHOLTZER, REV. ABRAHAM. A German divine, and an intimate friend of Melancthon.
Born 1529 : died 1584.
ological Dictionary," etc. Born 1771; died 1815. BUCKE, CHARLES. An eloquent English
writer: author of "The Beauties, Harmonies, and Sublimities of Nature," etc. Born 1781 ;
died 1847. BUCKINGHAM, JAMES S. A celebrated English traveller and temperance lecturer. Born
1786 ; died 1855. BUCKLAND, REV. DR. Distinguished more
as a geologist than as a divine. His principal work is “Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology." Born 1784 : died 1856. BUCKLE, HENRY T. A political and historical
philosopher: author of "The History of Civili
zation in Europe." Born 1822 ; died 1862. BUCKMINSTER, REV. JOSEPH S. A gifted
American divine and competent scholar. Born
1784; died 1812. BUDGELL, EUSTACE. An able contributor to
“The Spectator," etc. Born 1685; drowned 1736. BUFFON, COMTE DE. Said to be “the most eloquent, if not the most accurate, of naturalists."
Born 1707; died 1788.
pastor and reformer; his works are chiefly con
troversial. Born 1504; died 1575.
Own Fireside," etc.
German theologian, historian, and archæologist:
etc. Born 1791; died 1860. BUNYAN, JOHN. Styled "the Bishop of the
Baptists." His “Pilgrim's Progress" has won
Born 1628; died 1688.
man, orator, and political writer.
statesman. Born 1520 ; died 1598. BURNET, BISHOP A British historian of con
siderable renown. Born 1643 ; died 1715. BURNS, REV. J. D. Author of "The Vision
of Prophecy," etc.
conspirators, 44 B.C. CAIRD, REV. DR. A Scottish minister and
pulpit orator of great note : author of “The
Religion of Common Life," etc. Born 1822.
Born 1601; died 1681,
Scottish divine : author of "A History of the
Church of Scotland.” Porn 1575 : died 1651. CALDWELL, ROBERT. A modern English
poet. CALENIUS, WALTER. A noted Welsh his
torian, who flourished about 1120. CALTHROP, REV. GORDON. Author of
“Words Spoken to my Friends. CALVIN, JOHN. The distinguished reformer
and commentator. Born 1509; died 1564. CAMDEN, WILLIAM. An eminent English
antiquary: his most celebrated work is “ Britannia sive Regnoruin Angliæ," etc.
died 1623. CAMENS, LOUIS DE. A famous Portuguese
poet. Born 1524 : died 1579. CAMPBELL, LORD. An illustrious British
lawyer and statesman : author of "The Lives of the Chancellors of England," etc.
Born 1779; died 1861. CAMPBELL, REV. ALEXANDER. Founder
of the religious sect denominated "the Disciples of Christ." Born 1788; died 1855.
Born 1551 ;
CAMPBELL, REV. DR. Author of " The
Philosophy of Rhetoric." Born 1709; died
1796. CAMPBELL, THOMAS. A British poet, known
world-wide by “The Pleasures of Hope." Born
1777 : died 1844. CAMPIAN, EDMUND. An English Jesuit :
author of " Chronologia Universalis,” etc. Exe
cuted 1581.. CAREW, LADY CAREW, THOMAS. An English poet and royal
favourite. Born 1589; died 1639. CAREY, REV. DR. A celebrated orientalist and
missionary. Born 1761 ; died 1834. CARLETON, WILLIAM. A famous Irish no
velist : his “Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry” is an exceedingly popular book. Born
1798; died 1863. CARLISLE, EARL. Author of "A Diary in
Turkish and Greek Waters." Born 1802; died
1864. CARLYLE, THOMAS. The distinguished British
essayist, historian, and speculative philosopher.
Born 1795 CARPENTER, DR. Editor of " Popular Read
ings." Born 1813. CARRINGTON, EDWARD CARTWRIGHT, REV. WILLIAM. An English
poet and eloquent preacher. Born 1611; died
1643. CARÝ, ALICE. An American authoress, who has
obtained considerable popularity in Europe as
well as in her own native land. Born about 1822. CARYL, REV. JOSEPH, Author of " An Ex
position of Job." Born 1602; died 1673. CASAS, BARTOLOMEO DE LAS. A celebrat
ed Spanish prelate, whose “General History of
the Indies" is invaluable. Born 1474 ; died 1566. CASSIODORUS, MAGNUS A. A Roman se
nator and historian, subsequently a monk. Born
about 468; died about 570. CATHERALL. CATO, MARCUS P. Denominated by Cicero
"the Father of his country." Born 95 B.C. ;
ended his life by falling on his own sword, 46 B.C. CAUNTER, REV. H. CAUSSIN, NICOLAS. A celebrated French
writer and Jesuit. His work entitled “The Holy Court" met with an immense circulation. Born 1582; died 1651. CECIL, LORD. An able and upright statesman: author of “ The State and Dignity of a Secretary
of State." Born 1563; died 1612. CECIL, REV. RICHARD. One of the most
eminent preachers of the English Church. Beside a series of sermons, he wrote “The Life of the Rev. John Newton. Born 1748 ; died 1810. CERVANTES, MIGUEL DE. “The Shakspeare
of Spain," and the famous author of "Don
Quixote." Born 1547; died 1616. CHALMERS, REV. DR. A divine and writer
"on whose like Scotland will not soon look again."
Born 1780 ; died 1847. CHAMBER'S, DR. WILLIAM.
Author of “ Essays," etc. CHAMPNEYS, REV. W. W. CHANNING, REV. DR. An cloquent divine
and advocate of peace and liberty. Born 1780;
died 1842 CHAPIN, REV. DR. A distinguished American
preacher and orator : author of “Humanity in
the City," etc. Born 1814 CHAPLIN, REV. JEREMIAH. President of
Waterville College, Maine. Born 1776; died 1841. CHAPMAN, GEORGE. An English dramatist
and translator. Born 1557 ; died 1634. CHAPONE, HESTER.An English authoress
of considerable merit : her "Letters on the Improverr ent of the Mind" are greatly prized. Born
1727; died 1801. CHARLES 1. King of England. Born 1600;
CHARLES XII. King of Sweden. Boin 1682 ;
killed 1718. CHARLÉSWORTH, MARIA L. The popular
authoress of “ Ministering Children,” etc. CHARNOCK, REV. STEPHEN. Celebrated
for his “Discourses on Providence." Born 1628;
died 1680. CHARRON, PIERRE. An eminent French
philosopher and priest. His principal work is a * Traité de la Sagesse." Born 1531; died 1603, CHATEAUBRIAND, VISCOUNT DE. An
illustrious French writer : author of "Génie du
Christianisme." Born 1768; died 1848. CHATHAM, LORD. A renowned and eloquent
statesman. Born 1708 ; died 1778. CHATTERTON, THOMAS. An English poet
of considerable promise, but whose life was cut
short by poison. Born 1752; died 1770. CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. “The Father of English Poetry." The celebrated “Canterbury Tales" are reckoned his best compositions. Born
1328; died 1400. CHEEVER, REV. DR. Author of " Lectures
on the Pilgrim's Progress," etc. CHENEDOLLE, CHARLES J. DE. An emi
nent French poet: his principal poem is entitled
"Le Génie de l'Homme." Born 1769; died CHESTER, J. L. CHESTERFIELD, LORD. An English states
man of brilliant accomplishments, but intense vanity and ambition: his fame as an author rests on his “ Letters to his Son." Born 1694 ; died
1773 CHEVALIER, MICHEL. A notable French
economist. Born 1806. CHEYNE, DR. A famous Scotch physician and
essayist. Born 1671 ; died 1742. CHILLINGWORTH, REV. WILLIAM. An
eminent divine and controversialist : author of “The Religion of Protestants,” etc. Born 1602;
died 1644. CHRYSOSTOM, ST. A pre-eminent Greek
Father, designated “the Golden-Mouthed : his writings consist of commentaries, treatises, and
Born 347; died 407, CHURCH, REV. R. W. Author of “Sermons
on Great Texts." CHURCHILL, REV. CHARLES. Known more as a poet than as a divine.
" The Conference," a poem, is his master-piece. Born 1731 ; died 1764. CHURCHYARD, THOMAS. An English versi
fier: author of "The Worthiness of Wales," etc.
Born about 1520 ; died 1604. CIBBER, COLLEY. A witty English dramatist
and actor. Born 1671; died 1757: CICERO. “The Prince of Roman Orators." Bora
106 B.C. ; murdered 43 B.C. CLARE, JOHN. The Northamptonshire peasant
poet. Born 1793; died 1864. CLARENDON, LORD. An illustrious English
historian and statesman: author of “The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars." Born
1608; died 1674. CLARKE, REV. DR. ADAM. An eminent
theologian and orientalist. Born 1762 ; died 1832. CLARKSON, REV. DAVID. * A divine of
extraordinary worth." Born 1622 ; died 1686. CLAY, HENRY. A famous American statesman
and orator. Born 1777; died 1852. CLEVELAND, JOHN. An English poet and
noted political writer Born 1613; died 1659. COBBETT, WILLIAM. Universally known as
a vigorous political and miscellaneous writer. He was the friend of the poor. Born 1762; died
1835. COBDEN, RICHARD The distinguished
senator and advocate of free trade. Born 1804;
died 1865. COCHRANE, EARL. Author of a valuable
work, entitled "The Application of Chemistry to Agriculture," etc. Born 1749; died 1831.
COXE, BISHOP. An eminent American divine :
author of “Christian Ballads," etc. Born 1818. CRABBE, REV. GEORGE. A well-known
English poet and divine: author of “ The
Borough," etc. Born 1754 : died 1872. CRADOCK, REV. WALTER. Born 1600 ;
died 1651. CRAKANTHORPE, REV. RICHARD.
An elegant Puritan preacher: his best work is “Defensio Ecclesia Anglicanæ." Born 1567 ;
died 1624. CRANMER, ARCHBISHOP.
A zealous promoter of the English Reformation. Born 1489;
burnt 1556. CRASHAW, RICHARD. A poet of consider
able merit. Born 1615; died 1650. CRAWLEY. CREASY, SIR EDWARD S. A celebrated
English lawyer and historian : author of “The
Presbyterian divine. Born 1837; died 1867. CROLY, REV. DR. . A. popular poet and miscellaneous writer : his “Catiline is considered
'a splendid performance." Born 1780; died 1860. CRUDEN, ALEXANDER. The well-known
compiler of “A Concordance of the Scriptures."
Born 1700; died 1770. CULLEN, DR. A distinguished physician and
medical writer. Born 1712 : died 1790. CUMBERLAND, RICHARD CUMMING, REV. DR. A voluminous theolo
gical writer: author of "Voices of the Day,”
etc. Born 1810. CUNNINGHAM, ALLAN.
A Scottish poet and critic. Born 1785; died 1942. CUNNINGHAM, REV. JOHN W. Author of
"The Velvet Cushion," etc. Born 1780; died
1861. CURRAN, JOHN P. A brilliant Irish barrister.
Born 1950; died 1817. CUVIER, BARON. The illustrious zoologist and
anatomist: author of “ Lectures on Comparative
Anatomy," etc. Born 1769 : died 1832. CUYLER, REV. DR. A popular American
divine. CYPRIAN, ST. One of the most eminent Fathers
of the Church, and bishop of Carthage: author of several important Treatises. Born about 200 ;
martyred 258. CYRIL, ST. Bishop of Jerusalem: his works principally consist of Lectures to Catechu
Born 315; died 386. CZERWINSKI.
COCKTON, HENRY. A popular English
novelist: author of “The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox." Born about 1808 ; died
1853 COGAN, DR. An eminent English physician:
author of “A Philosophical Treatise on the
Passions," etc. Born 1736 ; died 1818.
Born 1552; died 1633.
and miscellaneous writer. Born 1796; died
1849. COLÉRIDGE, SAMUEL T. A philosopher,
theologian, and poet of the highest order of attainments. Born 1772 ; died 1834. COLEY, REV. SAMÚEL. A popular English
minister, COLLET, REV. DEAN. A very learned man,
and an eminent forerunner of the Reformation;
Born 1466 ; died 1519.
historian. His chief work is "A Short View of the English Stage." Born 1650 ; died 1726. COLLINS, WILLIAM. Highly gifted as a lyric poet; author of "An Ode to the Passions,
Born 1720 : died 1756.
brated for his several lectures on the Scripture.
died 1876. COLTON, REV. CALEB C. The eloquent but
unfortunate author of " Lacon," Died 1832. COOMBE, DR. ANDREW. An eminent physi
cian and medical writer. Born 1797 ; died 1847. COMBE, WILLIAM. Author of "The Devil on
Two Sticks.” Died 1823.
Modern Traveller," etc. Born 1789; died 1855.
flourished 550 B.C. ; died 478 B.C. CONGREVE, WILLIAM. A witty and original
English dramatist : his best composition was “The Mourning Bride." Born 1670; died
1729. COOK, ELIZA An exceedingly popular English
poetess. Born 1817. COOKE, THOMAS. A celebrated actor. Born
1781 ; died 1848. COOPER, REV. EDWARD. Author of “Ser.
mons," etc. CORBET, BISHOP. An English poet and pulpit orator: _author of " Farewell to the
Fairies," etc. Born 1582; died 1635. CORNEILLE, PIERRE. Styled" the Grand
Corneille," because he was the most distinguished of the French dramatists. Born 1606; died
1684. COTTA, BARON. A celebrated German book
seller. Born 1764; died 1832. COTTON, DR. NATHANIEL. Eminent as a
physician and a poet : author of "Marriage, a
Vision." Born 1707 ; died 1788.
divine. Born 1585: died 1652.
of the whole Bible into English. Born 1487;
died 1568. COWLEY, ABRAHAM. An English poet:
author of “Pindaric Odes,” etc. Born 1618;
died 1657 COWLEY, HANNAH Celebrated for her
“More Ways than One," Born 1743; died
1809. COW PER, WILLIAM. Described by Dr.
Southey as “the most popular poct of his generation." Born 1731; died 1800.
chancellor, orator, and legislator. Born 1668; DALE, REV. CANON. An eminent divine and
poet : author of "The Sabbath Companion," etc.
neglected English poet and historian. Porn 1562 ;
died 1619. DANTE. The most distinguished of the Italian
poets. Born 1265 : died 1321. DARLEY, GEORGE. An Irish poet and mathe.
matician. Born 1785; died 1849. DARU, COUNT. An illustrious French states.
man, historian, and poet: author of "The History of Venice," etc. `Born 1767 ; died 1829.
DIXON, W. HEPWORTH. An able and
popular writer : author of “ Her Majesty's
Tower," etc. Born 182r. DODDRIDGE, REV. DR. A well-known ex
positor and biographer. Born 1702; died 1751. DONNE, REV. C. E. DONNE, REV. DR. An eminent English divine
Born 1573; died 1631. DORAN, REV. DR. DORSET, EARL. Distinguished both as a
writer and a statesman. Born 1536; died 1608. DOUBLEDAY, THOMAS DOUDNEY, REV. DR. Editor of "The
Gospel Magazine," etc. DOWNHAN, REV. GEORGE, Author of “A Treatise on Justification," etc.
Died 1634 DRAYTON, MICHAEL. An English poet
laureate: his principal composition is “ The
Poly-Olbion. Born 1563 : died 1631. DRENNAN, DR. An Irish poet and political
writer. Born 1754; died 1820. DREXELIUS, JEREMIAH. A German Jesuit
and orator. Born 1581; died 1638. DRUMMOND, REV. D. T. K. Author of
“Last Scenes in the Life of our Saviour,"
etc. DRUMMOND, SIR WILLIAM. A British
scholar and clever writer. Died 1828. DRUMMOND, WILLIAM.
A Scottish poet, whose works are replete with delicacy and ten
derness. Born 1585; died 1649. DRYDEN, JOHN. An English poet-laureate
and royal historiographer. "The Ode for St. Cecilia s Day" is regarded as his finest poem.
Born 1631 ; died 1700. DUDLEY, LORD. Author of "The Life of
Horne Tooke." Born 1781; died 1833. DUFF, JAMES DUFF, REV. DR. An eminent Scottish missionary: author of "India and Indian Missions,"
Born 1806. DUFFERIN, LORD. He published a work,
entitled “Letters from High Latitudes," which
is justly commended. Born 1828. DUMOULIN. DUNCAN, REV. DR. The founder of Savings'
Banks, and author of "The Sacred Philosophy
of the Seasons," etc. Born 1774; died 1846. DUNDLISON, DR. Distinguished for his pro
found and varied learning. Born 1798; died
1869. DUNS, REV. DR. Author of “Science and
Christian Thought.”. DUPORT, PAUL. A popular French dramatist.
Born 1798. DWIGHT, REV. DR. A famous American
orator and writer : his “ Theology Explained and Defended is confessedly one of the best systems of theology extant. Born 1752; died 1817. DWIGHT, REV. SERENO E. Author of
“ Discourses." Born 1786; died 1850. DYER, REV. JOHN. A British poet of con
siderable repute. Born 1700 ; died 1758. DYMOND, JONATHAN. An eminent English
moralist and essayist, and a member of the Society of Friends. Born 1796 ; died 1828.
DARWIN, DR. ERASMUS. An ingenious
English physiologist and poet. Born 1731 ; died
Descent of Man," etc.
torian of “The Reformation of the Sixteenth
Century.” Born 1794 ; died 1873. DAVENANT, SIR WILLIAM. An English poet-laureate :
Gondibert" is his chief production. Born 1605; died 1668. DAVIDSON, LUCRETIA M. An American
poetess of great and ready ability. Born 1808 ;
died 1825. DAVIDSON, MARGARET M. Said to have
been “Angelic.” Born 1823; died 1838. DAVIES, EMMELINE M. DAVIES, MRS. An eminently devout and
happy Christian. Died 1869.
and poet: his principal composition is “The
1626. DAVIS, THOMAS. An Irish poet and politi
cian. Born 1814 ; died 1845. DAVY, SIR HUMPHREY. The inventor of the Safety Lamp, and one of the most famous
of modern chemists. Born 1778; died 1829. DAWES, RUFUS. An American poet of some
eminence. Bom 1803. DECKER, THOMAS. An English dramatist of
the sixteenth century. DEFOE, DANIEL. A popular English writer
and an original genius : author of "Robinson
Crusoe,” etc. Born 1661 ; died 1731.
French dramatist Born 1793; died 1843.
philosophers : he was styled “the Laughing
Philosopher.” Born 460 B.C. ; died 360 B.C.
Born about 382 3.c.; died 322 B.C.
sidered one of the Fathers of English poetry.
Born 1615; died 1668.
entitled " The House of Superstition,” etc. Born
1724 : died 1777. DERBY, EARL. An illustrious English statesDERZHAVIN, GABRIEL R. A Russian cele
brity: author of "An Ode to the Deity,” etc.
Born 1743 ; died 1816.
matician and philosopher. Born 1596 ; died 1650.
author of “The Christian Philosopher," etc.
Born 1772; died 1857.
novelist. Born 1812 ; died 1870.
“The Floral Year," is her best production. DIOCLETIAN. A famous Roman emperor.
Born about 245; died 313.
and senator : author of “The History of
Born about 155.
critic. Born about 70 B.C.
ties of Literature, etc. Born 1766; died 1848. DISRAELI, RIGHT HON, BENJAMIN. An
illustrious English statesman: his last work as “Lothair.” Born 1805.
EARLE, BISHOP. According to Burnet," he
was the greatest man of all the clergy” of his
time. Born 1601; died 1665. EASTLAKE, SIR CHARLES. A celebrated
English historical painter, who has enriched the
Born 1793 : died 1865.
of fascinating tales. Born 1767 ; died 1849. EDMESTON, JAMES. A devout modern Eng.
lish poet. EDWARD VI. Founder of St. Thomas's Hus.