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KAMES, LORD. A Scottish judge and eminent
writer : his "Elements of Criucism" established
his literary fame. Born 1696 ; died 1782. KAMPHUIZEN, THEODORUS R. A cele
brated Dutch painter. Born about 1580; died
1627. KANT, IMMANUEL. Founder of the trans
cendental school of philosophy: author of “Kritik der reinen Vernunst," etc.
died 1804 KEATS, JOHN. A poet of great promise, but
his life was unfortunately brief. Born 1795 ;
died 1821. KEBLE, REV. JOHN. The highly-esteemed
and popular author of "The Christian Year.”
Born 1792 : died 1866. KEMPIS, THOMAS A. A German ascetic;
generally regarded as the author of " De Imitatione Christ;" but many assert that the work was merely found among certain beautiful MSS. of his, copied by his brother. Born 1380; died
1471. KEN, BISHOP. An elegant poet and distin
guished theologian: his “ Morning and Evening Hymns" are repeated daily in thousands or dwellings. Born 1637; died 1711. KENNETT, BISHOP. A famous antiquary and
learned divine. Born 1660; died 1728. KENT, DUKE OF. Father of Queen Victoria,
and a liberal patron of benevolent enterprises.
Born 1767: died 1820. KING, BISHOP. Author of “A Poetical Ver
sion of the Psalms." Born 1591 ; died 1669. KING, THOMAS. A popular dramatic writer,
Born 1720; died 1805. KINGLAKE, ALEXANDER W. Author of
"A History of the Crimean War.”. Born 1809. KINGSLEY, REV. CANON. Hypatia"-a
An elegant French preacher, and founder of a new order of Doni. nicans: author of “Sermons at Notre-Dame.
Born 1802 ; died 1861. LAIDLAW, WILLIAM. A British poet. Born
1780; died 1845. LAMARTINE, ALPHONSE DE. A distinguished French historian, poet, and orator. His
History of the Girondinis" is an eloquent and brilliant composition. Born 1792; died 1869. LAMB, CHARLES. “The most original, most
quaint, most simple, most touching of all modein
essayists.' Born 1775: died 1834LAMBERT, JOSEPH. A French prior and
moralist: author of “The Evangelical Year," etc.
Born 1654 ; died 1722. LAVONT. LANDON, LETITIA E. A gifted English
poctess of extensive reputation. Born 1802 ;
died 1839. LANDOR, WALTER S. An English poet and
miscellaneous writer, whose style was original,
antique, and perfect. Born 1775; died 1864. LANGDALE, LORD. An eminent judge. Born
1783 ; died 1851. LANKESTER, DR. An English naturalist and
popular lecturer: author of “Half-Hours with
the Microscope." Born 1814. LANSDOWNE, MARQUIS OF. An able debater, and highly esteemed for his
generous encouragement of iterature and art. Born 1780 ;
died 1863. LARDNER, DR. Author of "The Handbook of
Natural Philosophy," etc. Born 1793; died 1859. LATIMER, BISHOP. One of the principal
reformers of the church. Born 1470 ; burnt 1555. LAUN, THOMAS DE LAVATER, REV. JOHANN C. A distinguished
Swiss theologian and physiognomist : author of “Physiognomischen Fragmente,' etc. Born
1741; died 1801. LAW, REV. DEAN. An eminently Evangelical
writer. LAW, REV. WILLIAM. His “ Serious Call to
a Devout Life" has been immensely useful.
Born 1686 ; died 1761. LAWRENCE, SIR THOMAS. The most
famous portrait-painter of his day.
died 1830. LAYARD, AUSTEN H. An orientalist and
antiquary of wide celebrity: arrhör of “Nincveh and its Remains," etc.
Born 1817 LEDYARD, JOHN. An American traveller of great
daring and fame. Born 1751 ; died 1788. LEE, D. K. LEE, MARY E. An American authoress and
translator. Born 1813; died 1849: LEE, NATHANIEL. An English dramatist :
author of "The Tragedy of Nero," etc. Born
1658; died 1691. LEE, REV. DR. SAMUEL. A most persever
ing student, and a most eminent orientalist : author of "A Hebrew, Chaldaic, and English
Lexicon," etc. Born 1783; died 1852. LEIGH, AURORA LEIGHTON, ARCHBISHOP. A sound theo
logian and an eloquent preacher. Born 1613 ;
died 7684. LEITCH, REV. DR. Author of "God's Glory
in the Heavens.' LEMIERRE, ANTOINE M. A successful
philosophical romance-is regarded by many as
Scottish divine: author of “The Way of Life
made Plain," etc. KITTO, DR. JOHN. An able and well-known
biblical writer. Born 1804 ; died 1854. KLOPSTOCK, FRIEDRICH G. A celebrated
German poet: his reputation rests on “The
He wrote, besides other works, Roman meines Lebens," in four
volumes. Born 1752; died 1796. KNIGHT, CHARLES. A noted publisher, editor, and writer : the biographer of “ William Caxton."
Born 1791. KNIGHT, MRS. CORNELIA. An English authoress, and, for a time, a companion to the
Princess Charlotte. Born 1758; died 1837. KNOLLES, RICHARD. Author of “The
History of the Turks.” Born 1545; died 1610. KNOWLES, HERBERT. Born 1798 ; died 1817. KNOWLES, J. SHERIDAN. An accomplished
dramatist and actor, and, withal, a theologian.
Born 1784 ; died 1862. KNOX, REV. DR. A distinguished writer and popular preacher: author of “Essays, Moral
and Literary.” Born 1754; died 1822. KNOX, REV. JOHN. When laid in his grave,
the Earl of Morton said of him-" There lics he who never feared the face of man,"
Born 1505; KOSSUTH, LOUIS. An illustrious Hungarian
statesman, warrior, and orator. Born 1802. KRUMMACHER, REV. DR. An eminent
pulpit orator, and, for some time, chaplain to the
French dramatist. Born 1723; died 1793.
ture and the arts.
T. Author of "The
Admirable" for his learning : author of " Letters
LOVER, SAMUEL. A successful Irish novelist
and poet: author of "Handy Andy," etc. Born
1797; died 1868. LOWE, RIGHT HON. ROBERT. An eminent
English statesman and orator, Born 1811. LOWELL, JAMES R. A celebrated American
poet, critic, and scholar : author of "The Biglow Papers," etc.
Born 1819. LOWER, M. A. LUCAN. A highly imaginative and impressive
Roman epic poet. Born 38; put to death 65. LUCAS, DR. LUTHER, REV. DR. MARTIN. “ The Hero
of the Reformation." Born 1483 ; died 1546. LYELL, SIR CHARLES. A distinguished
geologist : author of “The Principles of Cev
logy," etc. LYNDHURST, LORD. An illustrious English
statesman. Born 1772; died 1863. LYTTLETON, LORD. A most eminent English
statesman, poet, and historian: author of "Observations on the Conversion of St. Paul." Born
1709; died 1773. LYTTON, LORD. After Sir Walter Scott, the most popular of all the English novelists.
bora 1805; died 1873.
partisan writer. Born 1616; died 1704. LÉTTICE, REV. JOHN. An English poet and
pulpit orator. Born 1737 ; died 1832. LEVER, CHARLES J. A very popular Irish
novelist. Born 1806; died 1872. LEWES, GEORGE H. Author of "A Biogra
phical History of Philosophy," etc. LEYDEN, DR. JOHN. 'A celebrated Scottish
physician, poet, antiquary, and orientalist. Born 1775 : died 1811. LICHTWER, MAGNUS G. One of the most
popular fabulists of which Germany can boast.
Bom 1719 ; died 1782. LIDDON, REV. CANON. Author of “The
Divinity of Christ," etc. LIEBER, FRANCIS. A distinguished German
historian and political writer : editor of the
" Encyclopædia Americana." Born 1800. LIEBIG, PROFESSOR. One of the greatest chemists of the present century. His “ Familiar Letters on Chemistry” have been intenscly ad
mired. Born 1203; died 1873. LIGHT, REV. WILLIAM E. Author of “Ser
mons on Personal Religion." LIGHTFOOT, REV. DR. A learned biblical
commentator. Born 1602; died 1675. LILLO, GEORGE. An effective tragic writer.
Born 1693 ; died 1739. LILLY, JOHN. Called "the Euphuist.” Born
about 1553 ; died about 1600. LIMBORCH. VAN LINDSAY, LORD. Author of "Letters on
Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land.” Born 1812. LINN, REV. DR. An American divine and
poet: his best poem entitled "The Powers of
Genius.” Born 1777 ; died 1804. LIVY. A learned Roman historian. Born 59 B.C.;
died 17 A.D. LLOYD, ROBERT. An English poet and usher.
Born 1733 ; dicd 1764. LOARING, H. J. Author of "Common Sayings." LOCKE, JOHN. A renowned English philoso
pher: his chief work is “An Essay on the
Human Understanding." Born 1632; died 1704. LOCKER, EDWARD H. Author of " Lectures
on the Bible and Liturgy." Born 1777; died
1849. LOCKHART, JOHN G. A distinguished
novelist and critic ; son-in-law and biographer of
Sir Walter Scott. Born 1794 ; died 1854. LODGE, THOMAS. An English dramatist and
versatile writer: Hallam pronounces him one of
the best poets of the age. Born 1556 ;-died 1625. LOFFT, CAPEL. An eminent barrister and
magazinist. He encouraged Bloomfield publish “The Farmer's Boy," etc.
died 1824. LOGAN, REV. JOHN. A well-known Scottish
poet and miscellaneous writer: author of "An Ode to the Cuckoo," and "A Review of the Charges against Warren Hastings.” Born 1748; died 1788. LOGAU, FRIEDRICH VON. A German baron and poet, remarkable for his irony and pathos.
Born 1604 : died 1655. LONGFELLOW, HENRY W. An American poet and scholar of universal renown.
Born 1807 LONGINUS. A distinguished Greek philosopher,
MACAULAY, LORD. A renowned English
historian and essayist. Born 1800 ; died 1859. MACDONALD, DR. GEORGE. Author of
“The Seaboard Parish." etc. MACDUFF, REV. DR. A voluminous theo
logical writer. MACCHIAVELLI. A famous Italian diplo
matist and writer: his most important work is
entitled “Del Principe." Born 1469 : died 1527. MACINTOSH, SIR JAMES. A distinguished
lawyer, statesman, and historian. Born 1765;
died 1832. MACKARNESS, BISHOP. Born 1820. MACKAY, DR. A popular Scottish poet. “The
Good Time Coming" is included in his “Voices
from the Crowd." Born 1814. MACKELLAR, THOMAS. An American poet
of some celebrity. Born 1812, MACKENZIE, REV. WILLIAM B. Author of “ Bible Characters," etc.
Died 1871. MAÇLAGAN, ALEXANDER. A Scottish poet :
author of “Sketches from Nature." MACLAURIN, REV. JOHN. A truly cloquent
preacher. MACLEOD, REV. DR.
A popular Scottish divine : editor of “Good Words," and author of “ The Earnest Student," etc. Born 1812; died
1872. MADDEN, REV. DR. An excellent historian and poet.
Born 1687 ; died 1765. MADISON, JAMES. A distinguished American
critic, and teacher : author of "A Treatise on
the Sublime." Born about 213: died 273. LORAINE, REV. NEVISON. Author of
“ Lectures on the Lord's Prayer."
People.” Born 1462 ; died 1515.
1633 ; died 1715.
Byron. Born 1815; died 1852.
statesman and political philosopher. Born 1751;
considerable note : author of "The Orators of
the American Revolution," etc. Born 1810. MAHOMET. The founder of one of the prin
cipal religions of the world: author of "The
Koran." Born 569; died 632.
and eminent historian. Born 1769 ; died 1833., MALLET, DAVID. A Scottish poet and mis
cellaneous writer. Born about 1700; died 1765. MANGAU. MANN, HORACE. A noted American educa
tionist. Born 1796 : died 1859. MANNING, ARCHBISHOP. Author of "The
Unity of the Church," etc. Born 1809. MANSFIELD, LORD. A British lawyer and
scholar of great merit. Born 1704 ; died 1795
MANSEL, REV. DEAN. Author of "The Limits
of Religious Thought," etc. Born 1820; died MANT, BISHOP. An able theological writer.
Born 1776; died 1848. MANTELL, DR. A distinguished geologist and
paläontologist: author of "The Medals of
Creation," etc. Born 1790 ; died 1852. MANTON, REV. DR. The well-known com
mentator on the cxix. Psalm. Born 1020 ;
died 1677. MANUEL, DON JUAN. A member of the
Spanish Royal Family: author of “ El Conde
Lucanor.” Died about 1350. MARMION, SHAKERLEY. An English dra
matist : his principal work is "The Antiquary.”
Born 1602 ; died 1639. MAROLLES, ABBE DE. A French littérateur.
Born 1600 ; died 1681, MARRYAT, CAPTAIN. A naval novelist of
world-wide popularity. Born 1792; died 1848. MARSH, CATHARINE. Well-known by "Eng.
lish Hearts and English Hands." Born 1815. MARSTON, JOHN. An English dramatist, and
the friend of Ben Jonson. Died about 1634. MARTEN, H. MARTIAL, MARCUS V. A famous Latin epi
grammatic poet. Born 43; died about 105. MARTIN, MARGARET M. Authoress of
“ Christianity in Earnest.” Born 1807. MARTIN, RÉV. SAMUEL. Author of "The
Useful Arts," etc. MARTINEAU, HARRIET. An English mis
cellaneous writer : among her best productions are “Traditions of Palestine," and "Deerbrook."
Born 1802. MARTYN, REV. HENRY. The devoted Indian
missionary, and translator of the New Testament into the Persian language.
Born 1781 ; died 1812. MARTYR, JUSTIN. One of the earliest and
most learned of the Greek Fathers. Born about 103; martyred about 165. MARVELL, ANDREW. Distinguished chiefly
as a senator and political writer. Born 1620;
died 1678. MASON, REV. DR. An American preacher of
rare eloquence. Born 1770 ; died 1829. MASON, REV. JOHN. Author of "Self
Knowledge." Born 1706; died 1763. ALASON, REV. WILLIAM. A divine and poet
of extensive reputation. Born 1725; died
1797. MASON, SIR JOHN. A celebrated statesman,
MAYOW, REV. R.
of the Mind," etc. Born 1810. M'CHEYNE, REV. ROBERT. A truly devout
Scottish minister : joint-author of "A Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews." Born
1813; died 1843 M'COMB, WILLIAM. An Irish poet: author
of “The Voice of a Year," etc. MELANCTHON, PHILIP. A German philoso
pher, poet, and theologian of pre-eminent abilities. He was the coadjutor of Luther in
the Reformation. Born 1497 ; died 1560. MELMOTH, WILLIAM. Author of "The
Great Importance of a Religious Life." Born
1666: died 1743. MELVILL, REV. CANON. One of the most
eloquent divines of the Church of England, and author of several volumes of Sermons which have met with a most extensive circulation. Born 1798; died 1871. MENAGE, GILLES. A distinguished French
scholar and critic. Born 1613; died 1692. MENNES, SIR JOHN. An English poet. Born
1591 ; died 1671. MERRY, C. M. METASTASIO, PIETRO B. An “ Imperial
Poet of Italy. Born 1698 ; died 1782. M'FARLANE, REV. DR. Author of “The
Mountains of the Bible," etc. MIDDLETON, REV. DR. A celebrated English
scholar and controversialist. Born 1683 : died
1750. MIDDLETON, THOMAS. An English dra
matist, and the contemporary of Jonson, Massinger, and Rowley. Died about 1626. MIELIN, J. H. MILL, JAMES. A political economist and his.
torian: his "History of British India' is prinounced a work of unusual merit.
died 1836. MILL, JOHN STUART. An eminent English
philosopher : author of "A System of Logic,"
etc. Born 1806; died 1873. MILLER, HUGH. The celebrated Scottish
geologist and writer: his last work was “The Testimony of the Rocks." Born 1802 ; died
1856. MILLER, REV. DR. An American professor of
ecclesiastical history. Born 1769; died 1850. MILLER, THOMAS. An English poet and
basket-maker; the friend of the poet Rogers.
Born 1808. MILLHOUSE. MILLINGEN, DR. A distinguished antiquary.
whose favourite maxim was-"Do, and say
nothing.” Died 1566. MASSEY, GERALD. An English poet of
grow ing fame. Porn 1828. MASSILLON, DISHOP. A most eloquent
French preacher. Born 1663: died 1742. MASSINGER, PHILIP. One of the most
illustrious of Shakspeare's successors. Born 1584 ;
died 1640. MATSON, REV. W. T. MAUNDER, SAMUEL. A well-known English
compiler. Born 1790; died 1849. MAURY, LIEUTENANT. A famous American
hydrographer and naval officer: author of “The Physical Geography of the Sea." Born 1806. MAVOR, WILLIAM F. A Scottish writer and
tutor: he published a number of useful compila
tions. Born 1758; died 1837.
Mexico. Born 1832 ; shot 1867.
poet. Born 1594 ; died 1650. MAYHEW,
HENRY The first editor of “Punch," and the popular author of “London
Labour and the London Poor," etc. Born 1812. MAYNE, REV. JASPER. An English divine
and poet. Born 1604 : died 1672. MAYNWARINGE, DR.
Born 1774 ; died 1845.
An eminent poet, historian, and divine : author of "The History of Christianity," etc. Born 1791 ; died 1868. MILNER, REV. DR. The celebrated writer of
“The History of the Church of Christ.” Born
1751 ; died 1820. MILTON, JOHN. The immortal author of
“ Paradise Lost." Born 1608 ; died 1674. MING TSONG. A famous Chinese emperor. MIRABEAU, COUNT DE. A remarkable
orator and an eminent statesman ; one of the most notable personages connected with the
French Revolution. Born 1749; died 1791. MITFORD, MARY R. A charming delineator
of English rural life. Born 1786; died 1855. M'NEILE, REV. DEAN. Author of "Lectures
on the Church of England,” etc. MOIR, DAVID M. The highly-esteemed
“Delta" of Blackwood's Magazine. Born 1798;
died 1851. MOLESCHOTT, DR. A Dutch physioloj'st
and naturalist : among his chief works is “ Licht
und Leben." Born 1822. MOLIERE. A distinguished French comic actor
and author: his master-piece is entitled “ The Hypocrite." Born 1622 ; died 1673.
MURLOCK, MISS. The talented authoress of
“ John Halifax," etc. MURPHY, ARTHUR. An Irish dramatist and
miscellaneous writer : biographer of Johnson and Garrick. Born 1728; died 1805.
Protestant divine: author of “ Lucille," etc.
Born 18 ) : died 1856. MONTAGU, BASIL. Editor of Lord Bacon's
works Born 1770 ; died 1851, MONTAGU, LADY MARY W. Celebrated
specially for her literary correspondence. Born about 1690 ; died 1762. MONTAIGNE, MICHEL. The illustrious
French essayist. Born 1533 ; died 1592. MONTALEMBERT, MARQUIS DE. A volu
minous writer on military subjects. Born 1714;
died 1800 MONTESQUIEU, BARON. Author of “L'Es
prit des Lois," etc. Born 1639; died 1755 MONTFAUCON, BERNARD DE. A wellknown French antiquary and critic.
Born 1655; MONTGOMERY, GEORGE W. Author of
“Bernardo del Carpio." Died 1841. MONTGOMERY, JAMES. "The Moravian
Poet:" author of “The World before the
Flood," etc. Born 1771 ; died 1854. MONTGOMERY,
REV. ROBERT. The talented author of “The Omnipresence of the
Deity,” etc. Born 1807 ; died 1855, MOODY, REV. N. G. Author of “ Lectures on
the Lord's Prayer." MOON, GEORGE W. Author of “The Soul's
Inquiries Answered," etc. MOORE, DR. GEORGE. An eminent physi
cian and devout writer: “The Power of the Mind over the Body" is his best work. MOORE, DR. JOHN. Author of “Zeluco."
Born 1730 : died 1802. MOORE, EDWARD. An English littérateur,
Born 1712 ; died 1757. MOORE, SIR JOHN. The famous military
commander who fell in 1809, by a cannon-shot at the Battle of Corunna, and whose burial was immortalized in a poein by Wolse. Born
1,61. MOORE, THOMAS. The national poet of Ire
land, or, as Lord Byron designated him-“The poet of all circles, and the idol of his own.' Born 1779; died 1852. MORE, HANNAH. Her first work was entitled
“The Search after Happiness;" her last—" The Spirit of Prayer." Born 1745 ; died 1833. MORE, REV. HENRY. A divine of great
genius and immense scholarship. Born 1614;
died 1687: MORE, SIR THOMAS. A famous lawyer and
statesinan. Born 1480 ; beheaded 1535. MORGAN, LADY. The distinguished authoress
of “ Italy." Born 1789: died 1859. MORRIS, REV. CALÉB. An eminent English
preacher. MORRIS, WILLIAM. An English poet : author
of “The Earthly Paradise." MORRISON, REV. DR. CHARLES. Author
of “The Natural Order of Creation." MOSHEIM, REV. JOHANN L. VON. A cele
brated German theologian and historian: his great work is “ The Institutes of Ecclesiastical
History." Born 1694 ; died 1755. MOTTE, DE LA. A French critic, trans
lator, and dramatist of note. Born 1672 ; died
1731 MOTLEY, J. L Author of "The Rise of the
Dutch Republic,” etc. MOULTRIE, REV. CANON. An elegant Eng
lish poet : author of “ Lays of the English Church," etc.
Rorn 1804 MOZART, JOHANN C. W. A. The world
N. NABB, T. NAIRNE, LADY. A Scottish poetess of ex.
quisite tenderness, as evinced by “ The Land o' the Leal," and other beautiful poems. Born
1766 ; died 1845. NAPIER, LORD. A celebrated British general.
Born 1810 NAPIER, SIR CHARLES J. A renowned
British general : author of “Lights and Shadows
of Military Life." Born 1782 ; died 1853. NAPOLEON I. The scourge and terror of
Europe. Born 1769 ; died 1821. NAPOLEON III. Ex-emperor of the Fiench:
author of “ The Life of Julius Cæsar." Born
1808: died 1873. NARBAL. NEAL, JOHN. An entinent American poet and
miscellaneous writer. NEANDER, REV. DR. The learned author of
“ The History of the Christian Religion and
Church," etc. Born 1789: died 1850. NEAVES, LORD NEELE, HENRY. Author of “The Romance
of History," etc. Born 1798; died 1828. NELSON, LORD. "England's greatest Naval
Hero. Born 1758; fell in battle 1805. NERVAL, GERARD DE. A French littérateur.
Born 1808: died 1855. NEVILE, HENRY. A political writer of note :
author of “Plato Redivivus, or a Dialogue con
cerning Government." Born 1620: died 1694. NEVIN, REV. DR. An eminent American di.
vine and editor: author of “The Mystical Presence," etc.
Born 1803. NEWMAN, REV. DR. Author of "An Essay
on the Development of Christian Doctrine," etc.
Born isoi. NEWTON, REV. DR. A popular Methodist
preacher. Born 1780; died 1854. NEWTON, REV. JOHN. "The Messiah" and
“Cardiphonia” are his chief productions. Born
renowned composer of music. Born 1756 ; died
1792 MULLER, PROFESSOR MAX. Author of
** Lectures on Language," etc. MULLER, REV. DR. Author of "Religion
1725 : died 1807. NEWTON, SIR ISAAC. The discoverer of the
law of gravitation : and, indisputably, the greatest astronomer, philosopher, and mathema
tician of recent tinies. Born 1642; died 1727. NEY, MARSHAL, One of the most valiant of
French heroes. Born 1769; shot 1815. NICOLAS, AUGUSTE. A French judge and
writer. The work on which his literary reputa-
philosopher and theologian : his principal work
Born 1625; died 1695.
The heroine of the Crimea: her “Notes on Hospitals " is in
valuable. Born 1820. NORRIS, REV. JOHN. A distinguished philoso
pher and mystical divine: author of "An Essay toward the Theory of the Intelligible World.”
Born 1657; died 1711. NORTON, HON. MRS. A widely-known and highly-esteemed authoress, described by Mrs. Sedgwick as the perfection of intellectual and physical beauty, uniting masculine force with
feminine delicacy." Born 1808. NOVALIS. The assumed name of Friedrich Von
Hardenberg, an eminent German philosopher and mystical writer : author of a remarkable won entitled “Christianity in Europe." Born 1792 ; died 1801.
O'BRIEN, WILLIAM S. An earnest but un
fortunate Irish leader. Born 1803; died 1864, O'CONNELL, DANIEL. One of the most
gifted and eloquent politicians Ireland has yet
produced. Born 1775 ; died 1847. O'DOWD, CORNELIUS O'HARA, KANE. A popular Irish dramatist :
author of “The Golden Pippin,” etc. Died
1782. OKEN, PROFESSOR. A famous German naturalist and physiologist. He published that remarkable work---" The Elements of Natural Philosophy, the Theory of the Senses, and the Classification of Animals." Born 1779; died 1851, CLDHAM, JOHN. An English satirist; the
friend of Dryden. Bom 1653 ; died 1683. OPIE, MRS. A brilliant writer of fiction. Born
1769; dicd 1853. ORIGEN One of the most eloquent and in
fluential of the early Christian Fathers : compiler of a valuable edition of the Old Testament,
entitled “ Hexapla." Born 186; died 253. OSBORNE, FRANCIS. An English biographi
cal and historical writer. Born 1589; dicd 1659. OSBORNE, REV. LORD S. G. OSBURN, WILLIAM. A well-known writer on
Egypt and her language. OTWAY, THOMAS. An eminent English dra
matist. “Venice Preserved” is considered his
best drama. Burn 1651 : died 1685, OVERBURY, SIR THOMAS. Described as
“one of the most accomplished gentlemen about the Court of James I.' Born 1581; poisoned
1613 OVID, PUBLIUS N. A most famous Roman
poet. Born 43 B.C.; died 18 A.D. OWEN, REV. DR. An able and voluminous
author. His “ Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews" is prized by every theological student.
Born 1616; died 16S 3. OXENDEN, BISHOP. An eminent prelate and
successful writer : author of “Portraits from the Bible," etc.
author of “Pensées,” etc. Born 1623 : died
1662. PATRICK, BISHOP. A prelate of rare ability,
learning, and piety. He wrote a Paraphrase and
Commentary on the Old Testament, Born 1626; PATTERSON, MARY PATTERSON, ROBERT. Author of "An In
troduction to Zoology." PAULDING, JAMES K. A popular American
novelist and miscellaneous writer.
died 1860. PAVILLON, ETIENNE. A French poet. Born
1632; died 1705. PAWLET, SIR AMYAS PAYNE, JOHN H. An American dramatist and
actor ; chiefly known by that popular and exquisitely touching poem - "Home, sweet Home.
Born 1792 ; died 1852. PAYSON, REV. DR. An eminent American
preacher of impassioned and all-persuasive eloquence. Born 1783; died 1827. PEABODY, REV. WILLIAM B.'O. An Ameri
can poet and magazinist of considerable note.
Born 1769; died 1847. PEARSON, REV. THOMAS. A prize essayist :
author of “ Infidelity: its Aspects, Causes, and
Agencies." Died 1864. PEEL, SIR ROBERT. Justly regarded as
" the most distinguished statesinan of his age.
Born 1788; died, from a fall from his horse, 1850). PELLISON, PAUL. The historian of the French
Academy. Born 1624 ; dicd 1693. PENAGES. PENN, WILLIAM. The celebrated Quaker ;
founder and legislator of Pennsylvania. Born
1644 ; died 1718. PERCIVAL, JAMES G. A popular American
poet and scholar. Born 1795 ; died 1856. PERCY, REUBEN AND SHOLTO. Joint
editors of “The Percy Anecdotes." PETRARCH, FRANCESCO. An eminent
Italian scholar and poet. Born 1304; died, sitting among his books, 1374. PETRONIUS, ARBITER. A talented Latin
satirist : author of a novel entitled “Satyricon."
Died, by his own hand, 66. PHELPS, ELIZABETH. A favourite American
authoress. Born 1815: died 1852. PHILEMON. A distinguished Athenian poet,
the rival of Menander. Born 360 B.C. ; died
262 B.C. PHILIP OF MACEDON. PHILIPS, JOHN. A successful English poet:
author of “ The Splendid Shilling,"--a mock
heroic poem. Born 1676 ; died 1708. PHILLIPS, EDWARD. A nephew and pupil of Milton. Beside "A Life of Milton," he published “Theatrum Poetarum. Born 1630 ; dicd
1690. PIERSON, LYDIA J. PIERRE, ST. An eccentric but eminently bene
volent French priest and writer ; Rousseau declared that "he was an honour to his age and
his species." Born 1658; died 1743. PIESSE, G. W. S. PINDAR. Said to be “the great lyric poet of
Greece." Born 520 B.C. ; died 442 B.C. PITMAN, ISAAC. The well-known promoter of
the phonetic system of writing. PITT, RIGHT HON. WILLIAM. An illus
trious British statesman and debater. Born 1759;
died 1606. PLAIFERE, REV. DR. PLATO. The immortal philosopher of Athens.
Born 429 B.C; died 347 B.C. PLATT, S. H. PLAUTUS, MARCUS A. A very celebrated
Roman comic poet. Born 224 B.C. ; died 184 B C. PLAYFAIR, DR. LYON. Author of a number
of treatises and lectures on chemistry. Born 1819.
PALAFOX, JOSE. The illustrious governor
and defender of Saragossa. Born 1760; died
1847. PALEY, REV. ARCHDEACON. The cele
brated author of "Moral and Political Philoso
phy." Born 1743; died 1805. PÁLMER, RAY PALMERSTON, LORD. A statesman of won
derful ability and pure patriotism. Born 1784 ;
died 1865. PARDOE, JULIA. A popular English authoress.
Born 1808; died 1862. PAREUS, REV. DAVID. A learned German
Calvinistic commentator. Born 1548; dic 1622. PARK, MUNGO. A famous and enterprising
explorer : author of "Travels in the Interior of
Africa. Born 1771 ; perished 1805. PARKER, REV. DR. Editor of “The Pulpit
Analyst." PARKER, REV. THEODORE. A celebrated
American orator and rationalistic divine. Born
1810; died 1860. PARNELL, REV. DR. A devout Irish poet,
whose poems were introduced to the world by
Pope. Born 1679: died 1717. PARR, REV. DR. An English scholar and
critic, renowned for his learning and colloquial
powers Born 1747 ; dicd 1825. PARTON, SARAH P. W. She published
" Fern Leaves" under the pseudonym of Fanny
Fern. Born 1811 PASCAL, BLAISE. Characterized by Bayle as
"one of the sublimest spirits in the worid :'