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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.


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

Life," etc.

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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


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.

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CÆSAR, JULIUS. “ Dictator of Rome." Born

ICO B.C. ; fell beneath the daggers of political


Born 1605; died 1682.
BROWNING, MRS. A first-class English poet-
ess: her chief work is entitled "Aurora Leigh.”

Born 1809; died 1861.
BROWNING, ROBERT. Author of “The Ring

and the Book," etc. Born 1812.
BRUCE, MICHAEL. A singularly plaintive and

elegant poet Born 1746: died 1767. BRUCE, REV. ROBERT. An able Scottish

clergyman. Born 1554 : died 1631.
BRUYÈRE, JEAN DE LA An illustrious

French writer and moralist. Les Caractères de
Théophraste” is his principal work. Born 1644 ;
died 1696.
BRYAN, MICHAEL. Author of "A Biographi-

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.
BUCK, REV. CHARLES. Author of A The-

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:
author of “Egypt's Place in Universal History,"

etc. Born 1791; died 1860. BUNYAN, JOHN. Styled "the Bishop of the

Baptists." His “Pilgrim's Progress" has won
for him a world-wide and lasting popularity.

Born 1628; died 1688.
BURKE, EDMUND. A most illustrious states-

man, orator, and political writer.
chief works is “An Inquiry into the Origin of
our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful." Born
1730 ; died 1797-
BURLEIGH, LORD. An eminent English

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.
CALDERON. A famous Spanish dramatist,

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 ;

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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


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

beheaded 1649.

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.


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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 ;


An elegant Puritan preacher: his best work is “Defensio Ecclesia Anglicanæ." Born 1567 ;


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
Rise and Progress of the English Constitution."

Born 1812.

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.
COKE, SIR EDWARD. Distinguished as a
lawyer and a judge : his fame as an author rests
on his “Institutes of the Laws of England."

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;
he was also the founder of St. Paul's Schools.

Born 1466 ; died 1519.
COLLIER, JEREMY. An able writer and

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.
COLLYER, REV. DR. An English divine, cele-

brated for his several lectures on the Scripture.
Died 1854
COLMAN, GEORGE. Styled “the Younger;"
a distinguished wit and dramatist. Born 1762 ;

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.
CONDER, JOSIAH. Publisher of

Modern Traveller," etc. Born 1789; died 1855.
CONFUCIUS. The immortal Chinese sage, who

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.
COTTON, REV. JOHN. A learned English

divine. Born 1585: died 1652.
COVERDALE, BISHOP. The first translator

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.


" The

died 1751.

D'AGUESSAU, HENRI F. A celebrated French

chancellor, orator, and legislator. Born 1668; DALE, REV. CANON. An eminent divine and

poet : author of "The Sabbath Companion," etc.

Born 1797.
DANA, RICHARD H. An American poet and
essayist of note.

Born 1787
DANIEL, SAMUEL А meritorious but

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.

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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,"


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.
D'AUBIGNE, REV. DR. The eloquent his-

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.
DAVIES, REV. DR. Author of “Our Heavenly

Home," etc.
DAVIES, SIR JOHN. A distinguished lawyer

and poet: his principal composition is “The
Immortality of the Soul.” Born 1570; died

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.
DELAVÍGNE, JEAN F. C. A distinguished

French dramatist Born 1793; died 1843.
DEMOCRITUS. One of the famous Greek

philosophers : he was styled “the Laughing

Philosopher.” Born 460 B.C. ; died 360 B.C.
DEMOSTHENES. The immortal Greek orator.

Born about 382 3.c.; died 322 B.C.
DENHAM, SIR JOHN. Deservedly con-

sidered one of the Fathers of English poetry.

Born 1615; died 1668.
DENTON, REV. THOMAS. Author of a Poem

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.
DESCARTES. A distinguished French mathe-

matician and philosopher. Born 1596 ; died 1650.
DICK, REV. DR. An eminent Scottish writer :

author of “The Christian Philosopher," etc.

Born 1772; died 1857.
DICKENS, CHARLES. The popular English

novelist. Born 1812 ; died 1870.
DINNIES, ANNA P. A volume of poems-

“The Floral Year," is her best production. DIOCLETIAN. A famous Roman emperor.

Born about 245; died 313.
DIODORUS A distinguished historian.

lived in the first century, B.C.
DION, CASSIUS. A celebrated Roman historian

and senator : author of “The History of

Born about 155.
DIONYSIUS. A noted Greek historian and

critic. Born about 70 B.C.
DISRAELI, ISAAC. Author of "The Curiosi-

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
literature of art with several most valuable works.

Born 1793 : died 1865.
EDGEWORTH, MARIA. A well-known writer

of fascinating tales. Born 1767 ; died 1849. EDMESTON, JAMES. A devout modern Eng.

lish poet. EDWARD VI. Founder of St. Thomas's Hus.

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