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lish poet, who wrote under the nom de plume of Barry Cornwall," and whose songs have

obtained considerable popularity. Born 1790. PROPERTIUS, SEXTUS A. A talented Roman

elegiac poet, the friend of Ovid. Born about

50 B.C. PŘYNNE, WILLIAM. An English antiquary

and politician: he compiled several volumes of

Records. Born 16vo: died 1669. PUCKLE. PULSFORD, REV. DR. Author of Quiet

Hours," etc. PUNSHON, REV. DR. An eloquent preacher

and popular lecturer. PUSEY, REV. DR. The leader of the Trac.

tarians, and author of “A Commentary on

Daniel," etc. Born 1800. PYTHAGORAS. One of the most famous phi

losophers of antiquity, and the inventor of several important geometrical theorems, as well as stringed musical instruments. Born about 600 B.C.

Q. QUARLES, FRANCIS. A quaint English poet : his “Emblems"

are very widely known. Born 1592 : died 1694. QUARLES, JOHN. Son of Francis Quarles, and,

like him, a poet. Born 1624 ; died 1665. QUESNEL, PASQUIER. A French polemical

writer. Born 1634 ; died 1719. QUINCEY, THOMAS DE. A celebrated English essavist, and author of that remarkable book-"The Confessions of an Opium-Eater."

Born 1785; died 1859. QUINTILIAN, MARCUS F. An eminent

Roman teacher and critic: his chief work is " Institutio Oratoria." Born about 45 ; died about 118.

PLINY. Commonly called “ Pliny the Elder."

His great work-" Natural History," is, according to "

Pliny the Younger," of " great compass and crudition, and as varied as Nature herself." Born 23 ; perished, by an eruption of Mount

Vesuvius, 79. PLUTARCH. A famous Greek writer, chiefly distinguished for a work entitled “The Parallel Lives of Forty-six Greeks and Romans." Born

about 50; died about 120. POCOCK, REV. EDWARD. An eminent Eng

lish theologian and orientalist. Born 1604; died

1691. POE, EDGAR A. An American poet of great

promise, but whose life was not prolonged to fulfil the bright hopes his first productions kindled.

Born 1811; died 1849. POLHILL, EDWARD POLLOCK, SIR FREDERICK. A distin

guished English judge. Born 1783; died 1870. POLLOK, EDWARD POLLOK, REV. JOHN. The biographer of

Robert Pollok. POLLOK, REV. ROBERT. The gifted author of that magnificent poem-" The Course of

Time." Born 1798; died 1827. POLYBIUS. An eminent didactic Greek his

torian and moralist. Born 204 B.C. ; died 122

B.C. POPE, ALEXANDER. One of the most cele

brated English poets. Born 1688; died 1744. POPE-SPENCE. PORTER, GEORGE R. Author of “The Progress of the Nation.

Born 1792; died 1852. PORTER, REV. EBENEZER. President of

Andover Theological Seminary.


Born 1772 ;

died 1834. PORTEUS, BISHOP. An author of great reputation. His chief work consists of a series of “ Lectures on the Gospel of St. Matthew." Born

1731 ; died 1803.
POWER, REV. PHILIP B. Author of “The

I Wills of the Psalms,” etc.
POWERSCOURT, LADY. An eminently devout

PRAED, WINTHROP M. A distinguished

English poet and magazinist. Born 1802; died

PRATT, REV. JOSIAH. The biographer of

Richard Cecil.
PRENTICE, GEORGE D. An American poet

and journalist. Born 1802; died 1870. PRESCOTT, WILLIAM H. An American his

torian of the highest order of merit: author of
“The History of Ferdinand and Isabella," etc.

Born 1796; died 1859.
PRICE, REV. AUBREY C. Author of “Oc-

cupy till I Come."
PRICE, REV. DR. A political and miscellaneous

Welsh writer. Born 1723 ; died 1791.

lish ethnologist and physiologist. His “Re-
searches into the Physical History of Mankind
is a work displaying great talent and persever-

ance Born 1785; died 1848.
PRIESTLEY, REV. DR. A celebrated English

chemist, philosopher, and theologian : author of “The Institutes of Natural and Revealed Reli

gion." Born 1733: died 1804. PRINCE, JOHN C. Author of "Dreams and

Realities," etc. Born 1808 ; dicd 1866. PRINGLE, THOMAS. A Scottish poet and

miscellaneous writer. Bom 1789; died 1834. PRIOR, MATTHEW. An English diplomatist

and poet. Born 1664: died 1721. PROCTER, ADELAIDE A. An English poetess

and magazinist: her literary fame rests chiefly on her "Legends and Lyrics." Born 1825; died

1864. PROCTER, BRYAN W. A distinguished Eng.

RABELAIS, FRANCOIS. A French writer,

famous for his learning, wit, and humour: his “Les Faits et Dicts du Géant Gargantua et de son Fils Pantagruel,” is his master-piece. Born

about 1483 ; died about 1553. RACINE, JEAN. A distinguished French dra

matist, highly commended by Voltaire, and a

rival of Corneille. Born 1619; died 1699. RAGG, REV. THOMAS. The thoughtful author

of “Creation's Testimony to its God." RAIKES, ROBERT. A noted English philan

thropist-the founder of Sunday-Schools. Born

1735; died 1811. RALEIGH, REV. DR. Author of “The Story

of Jonah," etc. RALEIGH, SIR WALTER. An illustrious

scholar, warrior, and statesman: his “ History of the World" was written in the Tower. Born

1552: beheaded 1618. RAMSAY, ALLAN A Scottish poet of con

siderable fame. Born 1685 : died 1758. RAMSAY, REV. DEAN. The popular author

of “Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character," etc. Born 1793: died 1873. RANDOLPH, THOMAS. An English dramatist,

a protégé of Ben Jonson. Born 1605; died 1634. RAVEW. RANTZAU, COUNT DE. A distinguished

French warrior, often so severely wounded, that, at last, he possessed but one leg, one arm, one

ear, and one eye! Died 1651 RAPIN, PAUL DE. Author of an exceedingly

popular "History of England" in eight 4to

voluines. Born 1661; died 1725. RAWLE, WILLIAM. An eminent American

jurist. Born 1759 ; died 1836. RAYMENT, REV. DR. RAYNAL, GUILLAUME T. F. A gifted French historian: author of a popular work, entitled “ Histoire Ancienne," which has been translated

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lawyer and statesman. Born 1757; died, by his own hand, during a paroxysm of brain fever,

1818. ROSCOMMON. EARL OF. An illustrious

English poet. Born 1633; died 1684. ROUSSEAU, JEAN J. A Swiss philosopher

and writer of splendid abilities, which were unhappily employed on behalf of Infidelity.. Born

1712 ; died 1778. ROWE, NICHOLAS A poet-laureate and tragic writer.

Born 1673: died 1718. ROWLEY, WILLIAM. An English dramatist, a

contemporary of Shakspeare. RUDYARD, SIR BENJAMIN. An elegant

English scholar. Born 1572: died 1658. RUSKIN, JOHN. One of the most eloquent

and brilliant writers on art and nature: author of

“The Stones of Venice," etc. Born 1819. RUSSELL, EARL. An illustrious British states

man; the biographer of Thomas Moore. Born


divine, eminent for piety, eloquence, and love of truth: author of "The Life and Triumph of

Faith." Born about 1600 : died 1661. RUTSBROEK, JEAN DE. A Flemish. mystic,

called "the Ecstatic Doctor." Born about 1294 ;

died 1381. RYLAND, REV. DR. Author of “A Life of Andrew Fuller."

Born 1753; died 1825. RYLE, REV. CANON. A highly gifted Evan

gelical clergyman, and author of numerous works in divinity.


philosopher and historian, Born 1711; died

1796. R YNARD, DR. E. RGNIER, MATHURIN. A celebrated French

tirist. Born 1573; died 1613. RIID, REV. DR. Pronounced a "patient,

nodest, and deep thinker:" author of "An Inuiry into the Human Mind," etc.

Born 1710; lied 1796. ROMBOLD. RONAN, ERNEST. A talented French orientalist and critic: author of "The Life of

Jesus," etc. REYNOLDS, BISHOP. One of the Assembly

of Divines. Born 1595; died 1676. REYNOLDS, SIR JOSHUA. The greatest

portrait-painter England has ever produced.

Born 1723 ; died 1792. RHODIGINUS, CELIUS. An Italian philolo

gist. “Antiquæ Lectiones ” was his principal

work. Born 1450; died 1525. RICHARDSON, SIR JOHN. A famous

British naturalist and traveller. Born 1787 ;

died 1865 RICHMOND, REV. LEGH. An eminently

pious and earnest divine : author of "The Dairyman's Daughter,” etc. Born 1772 ; dicd

1827 RICHTER, JEAN P. F. A German writer

whose numerous productions are full of beauty, wisdom, and rich and rare humour. Born 1763 ;

died 1825. RIDGE, DR. An eminent physician. KILEY. Editor of “The Dictionary of Classical

Quotations." KINGELBERG, JOACHIM S. VAN. A dis

tinguished Flemish philosopher : author of “A Treatise on the Method of Study." Born about

1500; died 1536. ROBERTS, DR. ROBERTS, REV. RICHARD. A popular Eng

lish preacher. ROBERTSON, REV. DR. A justly celebrated

historian : author of “The History of Scotland,"

etc. Born 1721 ; died 1793. ROBERTSON, REV. FREDERICK W. One

of the greatest preachers the Church has lately produced : author of " Expository Lectures on The Epistle to the Corinthians," etc. Born 1816;


French demagogue, surnamed "the Incorruptible." Born 1758 : guillotined 1794. ROBINSON, NARY. An English poetess and

actress. Born 1758; died 1800. ROBINSON, REV. THOMAS. An English

naturalist of some note. ROBSON, D. S. ROCHEFOUCAULD, DUKE DE LA. An

illustrious French courtier and moralist : chiefly remembered by lis “Reflexions et Maximes."

Born 1613 : died 1680. ROCHESTER, EARL OF. An Engiish courtier

and satirist. Born 1647 ; died 1680. ROGERS, PROFESSOR. A talented English

essayist: author of “The Eclipse of Faith," etc.

Born 1806. ROGERS, REV. DR. CHARLES. Extensively

known by his “Century of Scottish Life." ROGERS, REV. TIMOTHY ROGERS, SAMUEL. An English poet of many

and eminent qualities. His name is associated with “The Pi asures of Memory," and “ Italy."

Born 1763 ; died 1855. ROLLIN, CHARLES. A French professor and

into English. Born 1661 ; died 1741. ROMAINE, REV. WILLIAM. The well-known

author of “ The Life, Walk, and Triumph of

Faith." Born 1714 ; died 1795. KOMILLY, SIR SAMUEL. An eminent English

Died 1719.

SAGE, ALAIN LE. A distinguished French

dramatist and novelist. Born 1668; died 1747. SALA, GEORGE A. An English littérateur:

author of "Rome and Venice,” etc. Born 1827. SALI


An eminent Roman historian : his chicf works were “ Bellum Catilinarium" and “ Bellum Jugurthinum." Born 86 B.C. ; died

34 B.C. SANDERSON, BISHOP. Author of " De Jura

menti Obligatione,” etc. Born 1587; died 1663. SANDFORD, MRS. JOHN SANDYS, ARCHBISHOP. A learned but

greatly persecuted prelate, and one of the translators of the Scriptures known as The Bishops'

Bible." Born 1519: died 1588. SAN NAZARO, JACOPO. An illustrious Italian poet: author of "Arcadia," etc.

Born 1458; died 150. SAUNDERS, DAVID. “The Shepherd of Salis

bury Plain SAURIN, REV. JAMES. A truly eloquent

French preacher, whose "Sermons” are still held

in great repute. Born 1677; died 1730. SAVAGE, RICHARD. An English poet of sin

gular ability, and of still more singular life. Born

1698; died 1743. SAVILLE, SIR HENRY. “We may justly

deem him," says Hallam, “the most learned Englishman in profane literature of the reign of

Elizabeth.' Born 1540 ; died 1622. SAVONAROLA, GIROLAMO. A vehement

Italian orator and political reformer. Born 1452 ;


national poct of Germany: author of the immor. tal drama-“Wallenstein." Born 1759; died


authoress of rare conversational and literary power, as shown in her "Memoirs of Port

Royal." Born 1778; died 1856. SCHOPENHAUFER, ARTHUR. A celebrated

German thinker of misanthropical habits. Born 1788; died 1860.

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Rome ever produced : he also excelled in the Greck language and literature. Born 235 B.C. ;

ried 183 B.C. SCOTT, FM. SCOTT, REV. JAMES. A noted pulpit orator:

author of a series of political essays published under the signature of “ Anti-Scjanus," and “Old

Sly-Boots." Born 1733: died 1814. SCOTT, REV. THOMAS. Author of the well

known“ Commentary on the Bible.” Born 1747 ;

died 1821. SCOTT, SIR WALTER. The great Scottish

novelist and poet, who “did for literature what Shakspeare did for the drama:" author of “The

Waverley Novels," etc. Born 1771; died 1832. SCOUGAL, REV. HENRY. A Scottish philo

sopher and divine ; his chief work is entitled "The Life of God in the Soul of Man." Born

1650 ; died 1678. SCRAGGS. SCRIVER, REV. CHRISTIAN. An eminent German court-preacher: author of "Gotthold's

Emblems," etc. Born 1629; died 1693. SCUDERY, GEORGE DE. A French dramatist.

SHERLOCK, REV. DR. An eminent English

theologian : author of " A Practical Treatise on

Death." Born 1641; died 1707. SHERMAN, REV. JAMES. Author of "Ac

quaintance with God." SHIRLEY, JAMES. A celebrated writer of tra

gedies, comedies, and poeins. Born 1594 ; died

1666. SHUTE, REV. NATHANIEL SIBBES, REV. DR. A sound and voluminous

writer on theology. Born 1577; died 1635. SIDNEY, ALGERNON. A noted English repub

lican : author of "Discourses on Government."

Born 1622 ; died 1683. SIDNEY, SIR PHILIP. (ne of the most ac

complished English statesmen and writers of his time.

Born 1554; fell in battle 1586. SIGOURNEY, MRS. LYDIA H. An American

poetess and author of world-wide popularity.

Born 1791; died 1865. SIMEON, REV. CHARLES. The author of

numerous theological works which are highly es

teemed. Born 1759; died 1836. SIMONIDES. A distinguished Greek lyric poet,

a friend of Themistocles, and a rival of Pindar.

Born 556 B.C. ; died 467 B.C. SIMPSON, MRS. J. C. SIŇPSON, REV. DAVID. Author of "A Plea

for Religion," etc. SIMPSON, REV. R. J. An eloquent advocate

of Freemasonry. SISMONDI, JEAN C. L. An eminent Swiss

historian: his “ Histoire des Français” is con

sidered his best work. Born 1773 ; died 1842. SKELTON, REV. JOHN. An English scholar

and poet, whose learning was strongly praised by

Erasmus. Born 1460; died 1529. SKINNER, REV. ROBERT SLADDEN, DILNOT SMART, CHRISTOPHER. An English poet,

celebrated for his classical knowledge. Born

1722; died 1770 SMILES, SAMUEL. A popular English bio

grapher: author of “Self-Help," etc. SMITH, ALEXANDER. The gifted writer of

"A Life Drama." Born 1830; died 1867. SMITH, DR. ADAM. A well-known political

economist : author of "A Theory of Moral Sentiments.”

Born 1723: died 1790. SMITH, DR. SOUTHWOOD. An English phy.

Born about 1601 ; died 1667.
SECKER, ARCHBISHOP. A distinguished

prelate, whose charges and sermons form twelve

volumes. Born 1603 ; died 1768. GECKER, REV. WILLIAM. An English cler

«yman of peculiar genius and original talents :

author of "The Nonsuch Professor." SEED, REV. JEREMIAH. An English essayist

and correspondent. Died 1747. SELDEN, JOHN. A famous English statesman,

lawyer, and conversationalist. "It has been said, states Hallam, " that Selden's Table-Talk' is worth all the Ana of the Continent: in this I should be disposed to concur." Born 1584 ; died

1654. SELKIRK, ALEXANDER. A Scotchman cele

brated as a navigator. It is supposed that his
adventures were narrated to Daniel Defoe, who
based thereon his “Adventures of Robinson

Crusoe." Born 1676; died 1723.
SENECA, A Roman philosopher, stoic, and

moralist of great note and eloquence. Born

about 5 B.C. ; died, in a warm bath, 65 A.D. SEVIGNE, MADAME DE. A French writer,

distinguished for her epistolary talent and great personal beauty. Born 1626; died 1696. SEWARD, WILLIAM. A friend of Dr. John

son, and author of “Anecdotes of Distinguished

Persons." Born 1747 ; died 1799.
SEWELL, DR. G. An eminent English physician
and miscellaneous writer.

Died 1726.
SEWELL, ELIZABETH M. Thegisted authoress

of "Amy Herbert," etc.

known by his "Evenings with Romanists." SHAFTESBURY, LORD. An illustrious English

bard of Stratford-on-Avon--" the myriad-minded

Born 1564; died 1616.
SHARP, ARCHBISHOP. Author of seven vo-

lumes of sermons. Born 1644: died 1714
SHAW, THOMAS B. An English writer and

translator : author of " Outlines of English

Literature Born 1813; died 1862.
SHEA, JOHN A. An Irish poet and magazinist.

Born 1827; died 1845.
SHEA, SIR MARTIN A. Clever both as an

artist and a poet. Born 1770; died 1850. SHELLEY, PERCY B. One of England's

greatest poets. Born 1792; drowned at sea 1822. SHENSTONE, WILLIAM. A pastoral poet and

miscellaneous writer of correct sentiment and

cultivated taste. Born 1714; died 1763. SHERIDAN, RICHARD B. An illustrious

statesman, and a dramatist and wit of the first order, Born 1751; died 1816.

sician and writer of great ability, and one of the projectors of “ The Westminster Review." Born

about 1790.
SMITH, DR. WILLIAM. Chief editor of "A
Dictionary of the Bible," etc.

Born 1814.
SMITH, REV. HENRY. Styled "the Silver-
Tongued Preacher." His “Sermons"

are intensely suggestive and eloquent.

Born 1550; died 1600 SMITH, REV. SIDNEY. A political writer,

critic, and preacher of extraordinary efficiency.

Born 1771 ; died 1845.
SMITH, WILLIAM. Called “the Father of

English Geology." Born 1769; died 1839.
SMOLLETT, TOBIAS G. A distinguished Scot.

tish novelist and editor. Born 1721 ; died 1771. SMYTH, PROFESSOR. Author of Lectures

on Modern History." etc. Born 1766 ; died 1849; SOANEN, BISHOP. A French prelate and

eloquent writer. Born 1647 ; died 1740. SOCRATES. An illustrious Grecian, who " may

be justly called," says Cicero, "the Father of Philosophy." Born 476 B.C.; died 400 B.C. SOLON. Å famous Athenian legislator, who was

rarked with the Seven Sages of Greece. Born

638 B.C. ; died 558 B.C. SOMERVILLE, WILLIAM. An English poet and man of letters: his principal composition is

entitled “The Chase" Born 1692; died 1742. SOPHOCLES. The renowned Greek tragic poet

The Ancients gave him the appellation of “the


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Attic Bee," because of his native gracefulness and

sweetness. Born 495 B.C. ; died 405 B.C. SOUTH, REV. DR. A divine possessing great wit, originality, and earnestness.

Born 1633; died 1716. SOUTHERN, THOMAS. An Irish dramatist of

celebrity. Among his best works are “ Oronooko" and " Isabella." Born 1660 ; died 1746. SOUTHEY, DR. A distinguished poet-laureate, biographer, and miscellancous writer.

Boru 1774 ; died 1843 SOUTHEY, MRS. Her maiden name was Caro

line Bowles. SOUTHWELL, ROBERT. Author of several

hymns and religious treatises. Born 1560; exe

cuted 1595. SPENCER, REV. JOHN. Editor of “Things

New and Old." SPENSER, EDMUND. An illustrious English

poet: author of "The Faerie Queene." Born

1553: died 1599. SPOONER, DR. SPRAGUE, CHARLES. An eminent American

poet and magazinist. SPRAT, REV. THOMAS. An English poet

and the historian of “The Rye-House Plot."

Born 1636 : died 1713, SPURGEON CHARLES H. An exceedingly

popular minister : author of “The Treasury of David," etc. Born 1834. SPURSTOWE, REV. WILLIAM. Died 1656. STAIR, LORD. An eminent Scottish statesman

and jurist. Born 1619; died 1695. STANFORD, REV. CHARLES. Author of

“ Central Truths,” etc. STANISLAUS. King of Poland ; distinguished

for his literary ability and acquirements : author of “The Works of the Benevolent Philosopher.”

Born 1677 ; died 1766. STANLEY, LORD. An illustrious English


American authoress of great distinction, but known chicfly as the writer of “Uncle Tom's Cabin," a work which obtained an iminense cir.


A talented English noress: her literary fame is derived princi: pally, from her "Lives of the Queens of Eng.

land." Born 1806. STROVE. STUART, REV. A. MOODY. Author of "The

Three Marys," etc. STUART, DR. An eminent Scottish editor and

miscellaneous writer. Born 1746; died 1786. SULLIVAN, DR. WILLIAM. Author of "The Public Men of the Revolution,” etc.

Born 1774 ; died 1839. SULLY, DUC DE. A very celebrated French

statesman and historian. Born 1560 ; died 1641. SUMNER, ARCHBISHOP. A distinguished

prelate : author of The Records of Creation," and other invaluable treatises. Born 1780 ; died

1862 SUMNER, BISHOP. A thoroughly evangelical

and highly revered divine : author of Sermons on Christian Charity," etc.


French Protestant minister of note. Born 1657 ;

died 1728. SURREY, EARL OF "An accomplished

nobleman, a brave soldier, and one of the best English poets of his age.' Born 1516; be

headed 1547 SUTTON, REV. CHRISTOPHER. Died 1629. SWAIN, CHARLES. Known as "the Man

chester Poet:" author of "The Beauties of the

Mind," etc. Born 1803 SWENDENBORG, ENMANUEL. The famous

Swedish mathematician and theosophist-the founder of the “New Church "sects. Born 1688 ;

Born 1791

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humourist, satirist, and political writer. "The Tale of a Tub is considered his master-piece.

Born 1667; died 1745. SWINBURNE, ALGERNON C.

A rising English poet. Born 1843. SWINNOCK, REV.

Author of “The Christian Man's Calling,” etc. Born 1627 ; SYNESIUS, BISHOP. An eminent philosopher :

author of “A Treatise on Dreams," etc. Born 378; died 430.


died 1673



TACITUS, CAIUS C. A renowned Roman

historian. His “Annales " is universally re

garded as his best composition. Born about 55. TAGLIACOZZI, GASPARO. A distinguished

Italian surgeon and lecturer. Born 1546; died

1599. TAIT, ARCHBISHOP. Author of "The Dan

gers and Safeguards of Thcology,” etc. Born


statesman. STANLEY, REV. DEAN. The eloquent author

of “Sinai and Palestine," etc. Born 1815 STEBBING, REV. HENRY. Extensively

known by his valuable “History of the Christian

Church." Born 1800; died 1857.
STEELE, SIR RICHARD. An accomplished

essayist and dramatist; the first editor of “The
Tatler." Born 1671; died 1729.
STEEVENS, GEORGE. An elegant scholar,

and well-acquainted with old English literature.

Born 1736 ; died 1800.
STERLING, REV. JOHN. Eminent as an

essayist and a critic. Born 1806; died 1844. STERN, REV. A. H. The renowned Abyssi

nian missionary and captive. STERNE, REV. LAWRENCE. A celebrated

Irish humorist : author of "Tristram Shandy," etc. Born 1713: died 1768. STEVENSON, REV. DR. The popular author

of “The Lord our Shepherd," and other religious

works. STEWARD, REV. GEORGE STEWART, DUGALD. A distinguished Scot

tish philosopher : author of “Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind.'

Born 1753 ; died 1828. STEWART, REV. DR. A. STILLINGFLEET, BISHOP. Of great reputation as a religious controversialist.

Born 1635 ; died 1699 STIRLING, EARL OF. An illustrious Scottish

poet and courtier. Born about 1580; died 1640. STOCK, REV. RICHARD STORY, JOSEPH. A celebrated American judge

and law-writer : author of "Commentaries on

the Conflict of Laws." Born 1779; died 1845. STOUGHTON, REV. DR. Author of "The

Pen, the Palm, and the Pulpit," etc.

A celebrated English judge, poet, and promiscuous writer : his "lon"--a tragedy, was very successful. Born 1795 ; died, on the bench, while delivering a

charge, 1854 TALLEYRAND. A famous French statesman and

wit. Among his notable sayings is thism“ Language is given to man to conceal his thoughts.”

Born 1754 ; died 1838. TASSO, TORQUATO. An Italian epic poet of the highest distinction : author of “Gerusalemme

Libcrata," etc. Born 1544 ; died 1595. TATHAM, EMMA. An eminently-gifted Eng.

lish poetess: her chief composition is entitled “ The Dream of Pythagoras."

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TOD, COLONEL. Author of "Travels in

Western India," etc. Born 1782 ; died 1835. TODD, REV. DR. An American author, known generally by his “Student's Manual."

Born 1800 ; died 1873. TOOKE, ANDREW. An English author and

teacher. Born 1673 ; died 1731. TOPLADY, REV. AUGUSTUS M. An English

Calvinistic divine, celebrated principally as the composer of several exquisitely beautiful hymns.

Born 1740 ; died 1778. TORRENS, ROBERT. Author of several works

on political economy and comincrce. Born 1780 ;

dicd 1864. TOWNSHEND, REV. G. H. TRAILL, REV. ROBERT. A practical writer

in divinity. Born 1642; died 1783. TRAPP, REV. JOHN. A quaint, but highly

suggestive commentator. Born 1602 ; died 1669. TRENCH, ARCHBISHOP. A distinguished

ecclesiastic and eminent philologist: author of

“ Notes on the Miracles," etc. Born 1807. TROWER, BISHOP TRUSLER, REV. DR. A successful compiler of

sermons, which were printed in imitation of MS. Born 1735 : died 1820. TUCKER, HON. G. An eminent statesman and

lawyer; styled “the American Blackstone."

Born 1752; died 1827. TUPPER, MARTIN F. A popular English poet:

author of " Proverbial Philosophy,” etc. Born


and poet of considerable fame. The work by which he is best known is “ The Sacred History

of the World." Born 1768 ; died 1847TUSSER, THOMAS. Author of "Five Hun

dred Points of Good Husbandry united to as many of Good Housewifery,” etc.

Born 1520; died 1580. TWEEĎIE, REV. DR. An attractive religious

writer. TWISS, REV. WILLIAM. A learned English

minister: author of "Vindiciæ Gratiæ." Born 1575; died 1646. TYNDALE, WILLIAM. Famed as a Church

reformer and translator of the New Testament into English. Born 1500; burnt 1536.



Treatise on Sacrilege." Died 1647. ULLMANN, REV. DR. A German theologian, whose works enjoy a very high reputation :

of "The 'Sinlessness of Jesus," etc. Born 1796. UPHAM, REV. PROFESSOR. An able Ameri

can divine. Among his principal works are "A Philosophical and Practical Treatise on the Will."

Born 1799. USHER, ARCHBISHOP. A distinguished

Irish scholar and elaborate writer on theology. Born 1580; died 1656.


died 1667. TAYLOR, HENRY. An English dramatist of

celebrity. Born 1800. TAYLOR, ISAAC. An eminent English writer :

author of "The Natural History of Enthu

siasm." etc. Born 1787, died 1865. TAYLOR, JANE. A gifted poetess and mis

cellaneous writer. Born 1783; died 1824. TAYLOR, REV. ABRAHAM TAYLOR, REV. JOHN. Author of " A Sketch

of Moral Philosophy," etc. Born 1680; died

1761. TEGNÉR, BISHOP. The poet of Sweden :

author of "The Children of the Lord's Supper," translated by Longfellow. Born 1781 ; died 1846. TEMPLE, BISHOP. Author of “ Sermons

preached at Rugby," etc. TEMPLE, SIR WILLIAM. A renowned English diplomatist and miscellaneous writer. Born

1628; died 1609. TENNENT, SIR JAMES E. A celebrated

Irish traveller and statesman. Born 1804 ; died

1869. TENNYSON, ALFRED England's poet

laureate. Born 1800. TENTERDEN, LORD. An eminent lawyer

and judge. Born 1762 ; died 1832. TERENCE. A Roman comic poet of great fame.

His works are pronounced "models of elegant diction and pure Latinity." Born 195 B.C. ; died

158 B.C. TERTULLIAN. One of the most illustrious of the

Latin Fathers. Born about 160 ; died about 240.

lish novelist, of whom it has been well said
“He was a man in all the qualities of intellect,
a child in all the qualities of heart.”

Born 1811 ;
died 1863.
THEOCRITUS. Said to be "the Father of

Greek Pastoral Poetry." He lived 282 B.C. THEOGNIS. A notable Greek philosopher and

poet. THEOPHRASTUS. A Greek thinker and orator, whose original name was Tyrtamus.

His Moral Characters " is intensely admired. Born 374.B.C.; died 236 B.C. TÁTÉBAULT, DIEUDONNÉ. A distinguished French littérateur: author of “Souvenirs of 'Twenty Years' Residence in Berlin," etc. Born 1733 ; died 1807. THOMPSON, REV. DR. An eminent American

divine. Among his several works--"Love and

Penalty" holds a conspicuous place. Born 1819. THOMSON, ARCHBISHOP. Author of "An

Outline of the Laws of Thought." Born 1819. THOMSON, JAMES The poet of “Th 2sons,”

Born 1700 ; died 1748.
rcputation for his zeal and eloquence ; styled
" the Prince of Debaters :” author of “Great

Missionaries." Born 1779; died 1831.

and earnest evangelical clergyman. THUCYDIDES. A renowned Greek general and

historian, whose celebrity is derived chiefly from his “ History of the Peloponnesian War." Born

471 B.C.; died 401 B C. THYER. Editor of Milton's complete works. TIBULLUS. A distinguished Roman poet, an

intimate friend of Horace. Born 55 B.c.; died


“ Sermons, "which take a foremost place in the religious literature of England.

Born 1630; died 1694; TIMES, JOHN.

He has published, among other works, The Year-Book of Facts?' Born 1801.

VANCOUVER, CAPTAIN. A famous English

circumnavigator : author of Vancouver's

Voyage.” Died 1798.

"Notes of a Six Years' Mission."
VAUGHAN, HENRY. An eminent Welsh poet

and devotional writer, called sometimes

Silurist." Born 1621; died 1695.
VAUGHAN, REV. DR. The gifted preacher of

the Temple Church: author of “ Plain Words
on Christian Living," etc.

" the

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