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served six years in the navy, and in 1811 married and settled at Mamaroneck, N. Y. His first work was published in 1821, and this was succeeded by numerous other works of fiction, which gained him great popularity. He also published several historical works.

Page 362.-H. McMillan (REV.), an English author of the present day.

Page 370.-F. W. Robertson (Rev. Frederick William), an English clergyman, was born in London 1816, and died in Brighton 1853. He studied at Edinburgh and Oxford, took orders (though his first inclination had been for the army, to which his father and grandfather belonged), and was a curate successively at Winchester, Chattenham, and Oxford. In 1847 he became minister of Trinity Chapel, Brighton, where his originality and eloquence always attracted large audiences.

Page 372.-Blanco White (REV. Joseph) was born at Seville, in Spain, in 1775, and died in England in 1841. His parents were Irish Catholics, and he was educated for the priesthood, which he entered in 1799; but, becoming unsettled in his religious views, he in 1810 went to England, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was the author of many works of ability, partly upon Spanish affairs, and partly controversial on religious topics.

Page 378.-William Ellery Channing, D. D., was born at Newport, R. I., in 1780, and died at Bennington, Vt., in 1842. His father died when he was twelve years of age, and the necessity of independent energy was added to the elements which were forming his character. He graduated in 1798 from Harvard College, with the highest honors. His subsequent career as preacher and writer won for him a wide celebrity. His writings are most characteristic and effective when treating of Christian philanthropy and social reform.

Page 380.-Robert Hall (REV.), a distinguished preacher and author, was born in 1764, in Arnsby, Leicestershire, England, and died in Bristol in 1831. He was a precocious student, delighting in metaphysics and theology even when a boy. At the age of sixteen he was set apart for the ministry, but afterwards pursued a course of studies at the University of Aberdeen. He preached at Bristol, Cambridge, Leicester, and again at Bristol, and his pulpit efforts, as well as his various publications on national affairs, were characterized by rare eluquence and ability.

Page 381.-William Allingham, an Irish poet, was born in 1828. His works are little known in this country, but a pension was granted him by the British Government in 1864, on account of his merit as a poet.

Page 382.-Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States, was born in Larue county, Ky., in 1809, and died at Washington, D. C., in 1865. His parents removed to Spencer county, Ind., in 1816, where, for the next ten yearş, Abraham was employed on his father's farm. He obtained at intervals about one year's schooling, in the common schools. At nineteen he made a trip to New Orleans as a hired hand on a flatboat. In 1830 he settled at Macon, Ill., and assisted in building a flatboat, on which he again visited New Orleans. On his return he was employed as a clerk and manager of a store and mill at New Salem. In 1832 he commanded a company in the Black Hawk Indian War. He was afterwards appointed postmaster at New Salem, and began the study of law; also assisted in surveying a part of Sangamon county. From 1834 to 1841 he was a member of the State Legislature. Having been licensed to practice law in 1836, he opened an office in Springfield, where he rapidly gained distinction, and became a political leader. He was member of Congress from 1847 to 1849: In 1860 he was, against a violent opposition, elected President of the United States, and was inaugurated on the 4th of March following, under very inauspicious circumstances, the great rebellion breaking out soon after. He was re-elected to the Presidency in 1864, and lived to see the rebellion suppressed and peace restored, when, in the midst of universal rejoicings, his life was suddenly terminated by the bullet of an assassin. The funeral honors paid him surpassed anything of the kind in the history of the world.

Page 383.-S. T. Coleridge (Samuel Taylor), one of the most distinguished literary men of modern times, was born at Ottery St. Mary, in Devonshire, Eng., in 1772, and died at Highgate in 1834. His education was obtained at Christ Hospital and at Cambridge. He left the college in 1793, without graduation, and enlisted under an assumed name in the army, but was discovered and returned to his friends. He published his earliest works in 1794, and soon after was engaged as a political writer for the Morning Post. In 1798 he went to Germany, where he spent some time in study, and after his return resided in various places until 1816, when he settled at Highgate, near London. For some years his genius was obscured by an unfortunate addiction to opium, and many of his projected works were never completed. His writings, both in prose and poetry, are of the highest literary character, and his fame as a talker even exceeds his reputation as a writer.

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