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pital, and of numerous Grammar Schools. Born
1537 ; died 1353. EDWARDS, REV. JONATHAN. A famous American theologian and metaphysician : author of “The Freedom of the Will," etc. Born 1703; died 1758. EFFENDI, EVILIA EHRENBERG, DR. An eminent German natura.
list. Born 1795. ELDON, LORD. A distinguished lawyer and
statesman. Born 1751 ; died 1838. ELIZABETH, CHARLOTTE. A truly devout and pleasing authoress. Born 1792; died 1846. ELIZABETH, QUEEN. Her reign was distin
guished as one of the greatest periods in English literature. Shakspeare, Spenser, Lord Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Hooker, were its illus
trious ornaments. Born 1533 ; died 1602. ELLICOTT, BISHOP. Author of "A Critical
and Grammatical Commentary on St. Paul's
Epistles," etc. Born 1819. ELLIOTT, EBENEZER. Designated the “Corn
Law Rhymer." Born 1781 ; died 1849. ELPHINSTONE. ELY, REV. JOHN. A distinguished Noncon
forinist divine. ELYOT, SIR THOMAS. A celebrated English
diplomatist and learned writer: author of "The Castle of Health,” etc. Died 1546. EMERSON, RALPH W. An eminent American essayist and poet.
Born 1803. EJMERSON, MRS. EPICTETUS. Originally a slave ; after his
emancipation, he became a Stoic philosopher.
He lived in the first century. EPICURUS. A famous Greek philosopher, the founder of the Epicurean sect.
Born about 340 B.C. ; died 270 B.C. ERLE, SIR WILLIAM, A distinguished Eng
lish judge. Born 1793. ERSKINE, LORD! His chief publication is “Armata, a political romance.
Born 1750; died 1823. EURIPIDES. The illustrious tragic poet of Athens. It is said that he composed no less than ninety-two tragedies. Born 480 B.C. ; died 406
B.C. EUSEBIUS. Styled “the Father of Ecclesias
tical History ;" Jerome calls him “the Prince of the Arians," Born about 266; died about
340. EVANS, MARIAN C. Under the assumed name of George Eliot, she published “The Mill on the
Floss," etc. Born about 1320. EVANS, REV. J. HARRINGTON. An eminent
English theologian. Born 1785: died 1849. EVELYN, JOHN. An accomplished English writer. His “Sylva; or, a Discourse on Forest
Trees," was the first work printed by order of the Royal Society. Born 1620: died 1706. EVERETT, ÉDWARD. A famous American statesman, orator, and scholar. Born 1794; died 1865.
FELTHAM, OWEN. Celebrated as the author
of “Resolves-Divine, Moral, and Political.”
Born 1603 ; died 1678. FENELON, ARCHBISHOP. An eminent
French divine, whose works are generally known and prized. Born 1651 ; died 1715. FENNELL, REV. RICHARD FENTON, ELIJAH. A distinguished English poet and biographical writer. Born 1683; died
1730. FERGUSON, ROBERT. A British poet and prose writer : author of "The Shadow of the
Pyramid," etc. Born 1820. FERGUSON, SAMUEL FERRIER, MARY. A gifted Scottish novelist.
Born 1732; died 1854. FETIS, FRANCOIS J. A Belgian composer,
critic, and biographer: author of “A General History of Music," etc. Born 1784. FEYJOO. A Benedictine monk, designated “the Spanish Addison.
Born 1676: died 1764. FICHTE, JOHANN G. A' celebrated German philosopher, whose works are replete with elo
quence and patriotism. Born 1762 ; died 1814. FIELDING, HENRY. Justly called "the
Father of the English Novel.” Born 1707; died
1754 FINEUS. An eminent French mathematician.
Born 1494 ; died 1555. FINNEY, REV. CHARLES G. Author of
“Lectures on Revivals," etc. FITZ-OSBORNE. FITZ-RAYMOND. FITZROY, ADMIRAL. Superintendent of the
Meteorological Department of the Board of Trade Born 1805; died 1865. FLAMANK, REV. JAMES FLAVEL, REV. JOHN. A noted Calvinistic
divine : author of “Husbandry Spiritualized.”
Born 1627 ; died 1691. FLECKNOE, RICHARD. An English poet
and dramatist. Died 1678. FLEMING. Styled “the Traveller." FLEMING, CONTARINI FLEMING, REV. ROBERT. The celebrated
auther of "The Rise and Fall of the Papacy."
Died 1716. FLETCHER, ANDREW. An able Scottish
writer and urator ; sometimes called “ Fletcher of Saltoun.' Born 1653; died 1716. FLETCHER, JOHN. An eminent English
dramatist. Born 1576; died 1625. FLETCHER, PHINEAS. Author of an alle
gorical poem, entitled “The Purple Island."
Born 1584 ; died 1650. FLETCHER, REV. GILES "Christ's Vic
tory”-a magnificent poem-Is the production of
his genius. Born 1588 : died 1623. FLETCHER, REV. JOHN W. “The devout
vicar of Madeley." His works are published in eight volumes. Born 1729; died 1785. FLINDERS, MATTHEW. A distinguished
English navigator. Born 1760; died 1814 FLINT, TIMOTHY. An American author and
traveller ; author of "The Geography of the Valley of the Mississippi," etc. Born 1780 ;
died 1840 FLOURENS, MARIE J. P. A celebrated
French physiologist and author: his work on
“Human Longevity" is a very popular book. FOLLEN, MRS. ELIZA L. The composer of
“Twilight Stories,” etc. Born 1787; died 1854. FONTAINE, JEAN DE LA. The famous
French fabulist. Born 1621 ; died 1695. FONTENELLE, BERNARD DE. An eminent
French dramatist and philosopher : his most admired production is "An Essay on the Geometry of the Infinite."
Born 1657: died 1757. FOOTE, SAMUEL. A comic writer and actor.
Born 1721 ; died 1777. FORD, JOHN. A noted English dramatist :
FABER, REV. GEORGE S. A widely-known
and justly-appreciated theologian. His “ Difficulties of Infidelity” is a masterly production.
Born 1773; died 1854. FALCONER, WILLIAM.
A Scottish poet : author of '"The Shipwreck." Born
1730; perished at sea 1769. FARMER, REV. HUGH. An eloquent preacher
and able writer. Born 1714 ; died 1787. FARRAR, REV. FREDERICK W. 'Author of
“ The Witness of History to Christ," etc. FARRE, DR. FELLOWES, REV. DR. The learned writer of
"Christian Philosophy,” etc. Born 1770; died 1847
author of "The Lover's Melancholy," etc. Born
1586; died 1639. FORDYCE. FORSTER, JOHANN G. A. Professor of
natural history. Born 1754; died 1794. FORSTER, RIGHT HÓN. W. E. An English
statesman and orator. Born 1818. FOSTER, REV. JOHN. An able essayist and
original thinker: among his principal works is "An Essay on Popular Ignorance.”
Born 1770; Fox, CHARLES J. One of England's greatest
statesmen and orators. Born 1749; died 1806. FOXE, JOHN. Author of "The Book of
Martyrs." Born 1517; died 1587. FRANCIS, REV PHILLIP. An eminent Irish
poet and translator. Died 1773. FRANKLIN, DR. BENJAMIN. A famous
American philosopher and politician. Born 1700; FRASER, JAMES B. A popular Scottish writer :
his “Travels through Persia" is considered a master-piece of lively delineations and graphic
sketches. Born 1783; died 1856. FRISWELL, J. HAIN. Author of "The
Gentle Life," etc. Born 1827. FROUDE, JAMES A. One of England's best
historians. Born 1818. FRY, ELIZABETH. Styled "the Female
Howard. Born 1780; died 1845. FULGENTIUS. A disciple of St. Augustine,
and an able theologian. Born 478; died 533. FULLER, MARGARET. A distinguished
American authoress, who became, by marriage with an Italian nobleman, Marchioness of Ossoli.
Born 1810 ; perished at sea 1850. FULLER, REV. ANDREW. Denominated
"the Franklin of Theology:"author of " The Gospel its own Witness," etc. Born 1754 ; died
1815 FULLER, REV. DR. THOMAS. The well
known historian and divine : his "Church History of Britain" is an invaluable work. Born 1608; died 1661.
GERHARDT, REV. PAUL. An esteemed
German divine and poet. Born 1606 ; dicd 1675. GESSNER, SALOMON. A distinguished Swiss
poet and artist : author of "The Death of Abel,"
etc. Born 1730 ; died 1787. GETHIN, LADY. A profoundly intelligent
authoress. Congreve has warmly eulogized her “Reliquiæ Gethinianæ" in one of his poems.
Born 1676 ; died 1697. GIBBON, EDWARD. The celebrated author of
“ The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."
Born 1737; died 1794. GIBBONS. GIBBS, WILLIAM A. GIBSON, WILLIAM. A self-taught English
mathematician. Born 1720; died 1791. GILBERT, GABRIEL. A French dramatist.
Born 1610; died 1680. GILFILLAN, REV. GEORGE, Author of "The
Bards of the Bible," etc. Born 1813. GILFILLAN, ROBERT. A Scottish poet. Born
1813 ; died 1850. GILL, REV. DR. An eminent biblical expositor.
Born 1697 ; died 1771. GILPIN, REV. WILLIAM. A famous English
divine and elegant writer : author of " Essays on Picturesque Beauty,” etc. Born 1724 ; died
1804. GIRANDIERE, LA GISBORNE, REV THOMAS. Athcological and miscellaneous author.
Born 1758; died 1846. GLADSTONE, RIGHT HON. WILLIAM.
The prime minister of England : author of The State in its Relations with the Church," etc.
Born 1809. GLAPTHORNE, HENRY. A dramatic poet of
the time of Charles I. GLYNN, DR. An English physician and poet :
author of The Day of Judgment,”—a poetical essay:
Died 1800. GODOMAR, COUNT GOETHE,
JOHANN W. VON. Said to be the greatest modern poet of Germany, and the patriarch of German literature : “Faust” is his
chief work. Born 1749; died 1832. GOLDONI, CARLO. A celebrated Italian comic
poet. Born 1707 ; died 1793. GOLDSMITH, DR. The well-known poet,
historian, and essayist. Born 1728; died 1774 GOOD, DR. JOHN M. An eminent English
physician, poet, and miscellaneous writer. Born
1764 ; died 1827. GOODE, REV. DEAN, Author of “ The
Divine Rule of Faith and Practice," etc. Born
1800; died 1868. GOODRICH, NEWTON GOODRICH, SAMUEL G. A celebrated Ameri
can publisher: author of series of juvenile works under the assumed name of "Peter
Parley. Born 1793; died 1863. GOODWIN, REV. JOHN. An English Puritan
divine. His “Divine Authority of Scripture Asserted” is a master-piece of polemic theology.
Born 1593; died 1665. GORDON, DR. An English physician. Born
1801; died 1849 GORDON, REV. WILLIAM. Author of "A
History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment
of the United States." Born 1729 ; died 1807. GOUGE, REV. DR. A learned English theo
logian, GOUGH, JOHN B. The popular temperance orator.
Born 1817. GOULBURN, REV. DEAN. Author of “The
Pursuit of Holiness," etc. GOULD, HANNAH F. A successful American
poetess. Died 1865 GRACIAN. A celebrated Spanish ecclesiastic.
His work entitled “The Hero" was translated
into scveral languages. Born 1584 ; died 1658. GRAHAM, LORD
GAINSBOROUGH, THOMAS. An English
landscape and portrait painter--the friend and rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Born 1727; died
1788. GALEN, DR. A famous Greck writer and pagan
philosopher. Besides several very important treatises on medical science, he wrote many able works on philosophy and kindred subjects, in one of which he strongly commends the temperance and self denial of the Christians, Born
131 ; died about 210. GALLAGHER, WILLIAM D. An American
poet and journalist of considerable note. Born
1808. GAM BOLD, REV. JOHN. A learned English
Moravian divine : author of “A Summary of
Christian Doctrine," etc. Born 1710; died 1771. GARBETT, ARCHDEACON. An English
clergyman of great literary ability. GARBETT, REV. EDWARD.
The accomplished editor of "The Christian Advocate." GARRICK, DAVID. Pronounced the most cele
brated actor that ever appeared on the English
stage. Born 1716; died 1779. GIRTH, SIR SAMUEL. An eminent physi
cian and poet : author of "The Dispensary," etc.
Died 1718. GASPARIN, COUNTESS DE. An authoress
and moralist of a very high order. “The Near and Heavenly Horizons is her principal work.
Born 1815. GAY, JOHN. A meritorious English poet. Born
1688; dicd 1732. GEORGE 11. Born 1738; died 1820.
GRAHAME, REV. JAMES. Author of an ex
quisitely beautiful poem, entitled “The Sabbath." Born 1765 ; died 1811. GRATIAN. GRAY, DAVID. A Scottish poet. Born 1838 ;
died 1861. GRAY, THOMAS. Author of that admirable
yet sombre poem-"An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.” Born 1716 ; died 1771. GREEN, MATTHEW. An English poct. Born
1695; died 1737 GREENE, RÉV. ROBERT. A truly humorous poet: author of "A Groat's Worth of Wit Bought with a Million of Repentance.” Born 1560; died 1592. GREGORY, ST. A Greek Father, distinguished for his piety, learning, and eloquence. Born about
332 ; died about 398. GREY, LADY JANE. Queen of England for
nine days only. Born 1537 ; executed at the
Tower 1554, GRIFFIN, GERALD. An Irish novelist : author
of “The Collegians," etc. Born 1803; died
1840. GRIFFITH, REV. WILLIAM. A popular
English divine. GRIMSHAWE, REV. THOMAS S. The biogra
pher of the Rev. Legh Richmond. Born 1777 ;
died 1850. GRINDÓN, LEO H. Author of "Life," etc. GROSART, REV. ALEXANDER B. Editor
of "The Works of Thomas Brooks." GROSE, REV. JOHN GROSVENOR, REV. DR. A popular English
preacher. Born 1675; died 1755. GUICCIARDINI, FRANCESCO. The cele
brated historian of Italy. Born 1482; died 1540. GUIZOT, FRANCOIS P. G. An illustrious
French statesman and historian : author of “ Histoire Générale de la Civilization en Europe," etc.
Born 1787. GURNALL, REV. WILLIAM. Generally
known by his "Christian in complete Armour.
Born 1617 ; died 1679. GUTHRIÉ, REV. DR. A famous Scottish
preacher and eloquent lecturer ; founder of the Ragged School in Edinburgh; and author of "The Gospel in Ezekiel," etc. Born 1800; died
1873. GUYON, MADAME, A French lady, distin
guished for her talents and pety. Her works, it is said, form thirty-nine octavo volumes. Born
1648 ; dicd 1719. GUYOT, DR. The author of a series of text
books on geography. Born 1807. GWILT, JOSEPH. An eminent English archi
tect : editor of "An Encyclopædia of Architecture.
Born 1784. GWILYM, DAVID. Styled “the Welsh Ovid."
Born 1340; died 1400.
Historical Passages of the Old and New Testa
ments. Born 1574; died 1656. HALL, CAPTAIN BASIL. A famous traveller
and author Born 1788; died 1844. HALL, JOHN. A miscellaneous writer. Born
1627 ; died 1656. HALL, MRS. S. C. A popular Irish authoress :
her fame rests principally on “Lights and
Shadows of Irish Life. Born 1804. HALL, REV. ROBERT. Dr. Parr says of -"He has the eloquence of an
orator, the fancy of a poet, the subtilty of a schoolman, the profoundness of a philosopher, and the piety of
à saint." Born 1764; died 1831. HALLAM, HENRY. An eminent scholar, his
torian, and critic: author of “ The Constitutional
History of England." Born 1777 ; died 1859. HALLIDAY, SIR ANDREW. A distinguished
physician, traveller, and writer, Died 1840. HALLIWELL, JAMES 0. A Icarned 'British
archæologist ; one of the biographers of Shak
speare. Born 1821. HALYBURTON, REV. THOMAS. Author of
"The Great Concern of Salvation,” etc. Boria
1674 : died 1712 HAMERTON, PHILIP G. The gifted writer
of “Thoughts about Art." HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. An illustrious American statesman, orator, and
Born 1757 ; shot in a duel 1804. HAMILTON, DUKE OF HAMILTON, MRS. ELIZABETH. A meri.
torious writer : her chief work is entitled * Letters on Elementary Education." Born
1758; died 1816. HAMILTON, REV. DR. JAMES. An eminent
Presbyterian divine : author of “The Royal
Preacher." etc. Born 1814 ; died 1871. HAMILTON, REV. DR. R. W. One of the
most eloquent preachers of his time. Born 1794 ;
died 1848. HAMILTON, SIR WILLIAM. A most dis
tinguished metaphysician. Born 1788; died
1856. HAMMOND, REV. HENRY. An excellent
orator and author of great merit: his “Annotations" and "Paraphrases" are generally admired. Born 1605; died 1660. HANDEL, GEORGE F. The immortal musi
cian: his sublime master-piece is “The Messiah.”
Born 1684 ; died 1759. HANNA, REV. DR. Editor of “The Memoirs
of the Life and Writings of Dr. Chalmers."
Born 1808. HANNAY, JAMES. A popular British writer of
fiction : “Singleton Fontenoy" is his best work.
HABINGTON, WILLIAM. An English poet
and historian. Born 1605 : died 1645. HAYDN, JOSEPH. A German musician, uni
versally known by his immortal Oratorio—"The
Creation Boni 1732 ; died 1809. HAGENBACH, REV. DR. A Swiss theologian :
Author of "The
Rome” is an admirable volume.
author of "Glimpses of Ocean Life." HARRINGTON, SIR JOHN. Spoken of by
Queen Elizabeth as “that merry Poet-my God.
son.” Born 1561; died 1612. HARRISON, WILLIAM H. A distinguished
President of the United States.
editor of “Zion's Herald." Born 1820. HAVERGAL, FRANCES R. A modern poetess
of increasing fame: her last work is entitled
"The Ministry of Song." HAWKER, RÉV. DR. A celebrated Calvinistis
divine : author of “Morning and Evening Por. tions," etc. Born 1753: died 1827.
author of "The Essence and History of the Re
formation." Born 1801. HALE, MRS. SARAH J. An American au
thoress of distinction. HALE, SIR MATTHEW. An eminent English
judge and author. Born 1609; died 1676. HALIBURTON, JUDGE. A most humorous
delineator of character, as "The Sayings and
Born 1797 ; died 1865.
Seneca:" author of “Contemplations on the
HAWKSHAW, MRS. ELIZABETH HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. A favourite
American novelist. Born 1804; died 1864. HAYES, SAMUEL HAZLITT, WILLIAM. A vigorous thinker and
an eloquent critic. Born 1778; died 1830. HEADLEY, REV. J. T. An American divine of
singular ability both as a preacher and a writer : author of “The Sacred Mountains," etc. HEBER, BISHOP. Known world-wide by his
beautiful poem, entitled “Palestine." Born 1783 ; died, while bathing, 1826. HEINZELMANN. HELPS, ARTHUR. A popular English his
torian and essayist : author of “ Friends in
Council," etc. Born 1818. HELVETIUS, CLAUDE A. A French philoso
pher. Born 1715; died 1771. HEMANS, MRS. An accomplished and amia
ble poetess. It was said of her--"Few have written so much and so well." Born 1794 ; died
1835. HEMSTED. HENRY, PATRICK. A distinguished American
orator and patriot Born 1736; died 179). HENRY, REV. MATTHEW. Author of "An
Exposition of the Old and New Testaments.'
Born 1662; died 1714. HENRY, REV. PHILIP. Father of the Rev.
Matthew Henry. Born 1(31; died 1696. HERBERT, REV. GEORGE. His poems
“The Temple,” and “The Priest of the Temple" are universally admired. Born 1593; died
HODGE, REV. PROFESSOR. Author of
"Outlines of Theology." Born 1797. HODGINS, J. G. HOGG, JAVIES. A Scottish poet, known as
"the Ettrick Shepherd." Born 1772; died 1835. HOLDER, WILLIAM. An English writer of
some celebrity: author of "A Treatise on the Natural Grounds and Principles of Harmony," etc. Born 1614 : died 1697. HOLDSWORTHI, REV. RICHARD. An able
English theologian, Born 1590; died 1649. HOLLAND, PHILEMON. A skilful teacher, and a ready and accurate translator of the
classics. Born 1551 ; died 1636. HOLMES, DR. OLIVER W. A distinguished American author, wit, and poet.
Born 1809. HOLMES, REV. WILLIAM YOLTY, LUDWIG H. C. A German lyric poet
cf great excellence Born 1748 ; died 1776. HOLYDAY, REV. DR. Chaplain to Charles I.,
and author of a poem entitled “A Survey of the
World." Born 1593; died 1661. HOME, REV. JOHN. A popular Scottish
dramatist: author of “The Tragedy of Douglas.”
Born 1724: died 1808. HOMER. Universally pronounced "the greatest
Epic Poet of Greece: yet it was said that "he was blind and poor, and went about reciting his verses for bread :" but after his death, cities disputed for the honour of being his birthplace.". He is supposed to have lived about
the eighth century B.C. HONE, WILLIAM. A celebrated satirical writer:
author of “The Every Day Book," etc. Bora 1779; died 1842. HOOD, THOMAS. A famous English humourist
and popular poet: Like Yorick, he was a fellow of infinite jest, of inost excellent fancy."
Born 1798; died 1845. HOOK, THEODORE E. An English writer of
brillant wit, and a prodigy of colloquial power. His “Sayings and Doings" is considered one of his most successful works. Born 1788; died
1841. HOOKER, REV. RICHARD. Known as "the judicious Hooker." His “ Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity" is a master-piece of learning, reasoning, and eloquence. Born 1553 ; died 1000. HOOLE, JOHN. An English translator and
dramatist. Born 1727; died 1803. HOOPER. BISHOP. Born 1495 ; martyred 1553. HOPKINS, BISHOP A popular English
preacher and standard theologian: author of *The Doctrine of the Two Covenants," etc.
Born 1633; died 1690. HORACE. A first-class Latin poet. Born 65 B.C. ;
died 8 B.C. HORNE, BISHOP. An eminent biblical scholar :
author of the well known “Commentary on the
Book of Psalms." Born 1730 ; died 1792. HOUGHTON, LORD. An illustrious English
statesman and miscellaneous writer ; the biogra
pher of Keats, the poet. Born 1809. HOUSMAN, JAN. "A celebrated Dutch painter,
who had a peculiar art of preparing colours
Born 1682: died 1749. HOW, REV. W. WALSHAM HOWARD, JOHN. The humble, yet immortal
philanthropist. Born 1726; died 1790 HOWARD, SIR ROBERT. A distinguished
poet and historian. Born 1626: died 1698. HOWE, REV. JOHN. Author of "The Living
Temple” and other theological works which are highly prized. Born 1630 ; died 1705. HOWELL, JAMES. A Welsh writer of great
celebrity : author of "Familiar Letters," etc.
Born 1595; died 1666. HUWITT, MARY. A popular English authoress
1632. HERDER, JOHANN G. VON. A most gifted German philosopher, theologian, and poet. Born 1744 ; died, while engaged in composing a hymn to the Deity, 1803 HERDMAN,' W. G. HERODOTUS. An eminent Greek historian,
styled “The Father of History." Born 484 B.C. HERRICK, REV. ROBERT. An English poet of considerable merit. Born 1591 ; died
1674 HERSCHEL, SIR JOHN. One of the most famous astronomers of modern times: author of “A Discourse on the Study of Natural Philoso
phy," etc. Born 1790; died 1871. HERVEY, G. W. HERVEY, REV JAMES. Known as the elo
quent writer of "Meditations and Contemplations. Born 1714; died 1758. HERVEY, THOMAS K. An English poet and
cditor of great ability. Born 1804 ; died 1859. HESIOD. A celebrated Greek poet who lived
800 B.C. HEY, REV. JOHN. Author of “Lectures on
Divinity," etc. Born 1734 ; died 1815. HEYWOOD, JOHN. One of the earliest English
dramatists, and jester at the court of Henry
VIII. Died about 1565.
Among his best
Born 1685: died 1750.
sarcastic divine-a disciple of George Whitfield.
voluminous writer. Born 1716; dicd 1775. HINCKS, DR. HIRST, HENRY B. A successful American
poct. Born 1813. HITCHCOCK, REV. PROFESSOR. An emi
nent geologist: author of “The Religion of Geology," etc. Born 1793; died 1864. HOARE, SIR RICHARD. A noted historian
and topographer. Born 1758 ; died 1838. HOBBES, THOMAS. A famous English philoso
pher and writer. Born 1588 ; died 1679.
and moralist, and the translator of Bremer's
“Tales from the Swedish," etc. Born 1804. HOWITT, WILLIAM. A most entertaining and
instructive writer. Born 1795.
Born 1797 :
HOWSON, REV. DEAN. Author of " Scenes
from the Life of St. Paul," etc. Born 1815.
IMPERIALI, CÁRDINAL. Celebrated as a
patron of learning. Born 1651; died 1737.
Virgil of our Dramatic Poets." One of the cha.
racters of his first drama-"Every Man in his
Humour "-was performed by Shakspeare. Born
1574 : died 1637.
JORTIN, REV. DR. An able scholar and
critic : his greatest work is “Remarks on Eccle-
siastical History." Born 1698; died 1770.
JUDSON, MRS. E. A popular American poetess
and magazinist. Born 1817; died 1854.
JUVENAL. A most distinguished Latin satirica
Born about 40; died 125.