A dictionary of contemporary biography

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Page 342 - Lives of the Queens of Scotland, and English Princesses connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain.
Page 84 - The Unity of Law : As Exhibited in the Relations of Physical, Social, Mental and Moral Science (1872).
Page 84 - ESSAY ON THE RATE OF WAGES, With an Examination of the Causes of the Differences in the Condition of the Labouring Population throughout the World.
Page 130 - I expect to be a representative of the people before the repeal of the Union. We shall meet at Philippi...
Page 235 - The Golden Legend (1851), The Song of Hiawatha (1855), and The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858).
Page 318 - In 1870 he received the honorary degree of DCL from the University of Oxford. In...
Page 257 - History of Latin Christianity ; including that of the Popes to the Pontificate of Nicholas V.
Page 83 - In 1837 he was called to the House of Lords, on the death of his father. The great fortune to which he became heir he employed in improving the condition of his regiment. He acquired a good deal of notoriety in connexion with the "black bottle...
Page 19 - He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.
Page 86 - Geometry," to which he prefixed an "Essay on Proportion," and also published his translation of Goethe's " Wilhelm Meister," a work which betrayed a direction of reading destined to influence materially his future career. On the completion of this translation he commenced his

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