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scientific, and religious publications in Great Britain, uie United States , and Canada. In 1881 Dr. Dawson was created a Companion of the Order of St. Michel and St. George, and in the following year was se- lected by the Governor-General, the Marquis of Lome, to take the Presidency of the Eoyal Society of Canada, an institution founded to aid the deyelopment of literary and scientific research in the Canadian Dominion.

DAY, The Hon. Sib John Chables, son of Captain John Day, of the 49th Eegiment, by Emily, daughter of Jan Caspar Hartsinck, was bom at the Hague, June 20, 1826. He was educated at Fri- bourg, and at the Benedictine Col- lege of St. Gregory, at Downside, near Bath, and flrraduated B.A. at the University of London. He en- tered the Middle Temple in 1845; was c^ed to the bar in Jan. 1849 ; joined the Home (now the South- Eastem) circuit; was made a Queen's Counsel in 1872; and elected a bencher of his inn in 1873. For many years he enjoyed a very extensive practice botn in London and on circuit. In June, 1882, he was appointed a judge in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, in succession to Mr. Justice Bowen, who had been elevated to the Court of Appeal; and he received the usual honour of knighthood. Mr. Justice Day is the editor of the Common Law Procedure Acts," and "Eoscoe's Nisi Prius."

DAY, The Bioht Rev. Maitbice FiTZOEBALD, D.D., Bishop of Cashel, is the youngest son of the late Bev. John Day, rector of Kiltullagh, co. Kerry, by Arabella, daughter of Sir William Godfrey, of Bushfield, in the same county. He was bom at Kiltullagbin 1816, and received his academical education at Trinity College, DubUn (B.A., 1838 ; M.A., 1858). For several years he was chaplain of St. Matthias, Dublin; was appointed Dean of Limerick,

and vicar of St. Mary's, Limerick, in 1868 ; and was chosen to succeed the late Dr. Daly in the united sees of Cashel, Emly, Waterford, and Lismore, in March, 1872, the conse- cration ceremony being performed in St. Patrick's Cathe&il, Dublin, on April 13.

DE AMICIS, Edmondo, a popu- lar Italian writer, bom at Oneglia, Oct. 21, 1846, of a Genoese family. He began his studies at Cuneo, and after a preliminary training in the Istituto CandaUero at Turin, he entered the military school of Mo- dena, which he quitted in 1865 as sub-lieutenant in the 3rd regiment of the line. In 1866 he took part in the battle of Custozza. The following year he was established at Florence as director of the Italia Militare. After the seizure of Rome by the troops of King Victor Emmanuel, it appeared to him that his career as a volunteer in the army of Italian Independence had naturally come to an end. Weary of the monotony of garrison life, he then abandoned the profes- sion of arms, took up his abode at Turin, and devoted his energies exclusively to literature, in which he had already made a mark by his sketches of military life — *' La Vita militare : bozzetti " (Milan, 1868). After composing his "Ei- cordo del 1870-71," he wrote a volume of "Novelle," comprising "Gli Amici di collegio," "Camilla Furio," "TJn gran Giomo," "Al- berto," "Fortezza," and " La Casa paterna " (Florence, 1872 ; 2nd edit. Milan, 1879). A series of tours through Spam, Holland, and Morocco, with visits to London, Paris, and Constantinople, afforded him the materials for several works which, written in a lively and at- tractive style, increased the author's fame, had a wide circulation, and were translated into several Euro- pean languages. Their titles are : — " La Spagna " (Florence, 1873) ; " Eicordi di Londra," 1874 ; "Ohmda" (Florence, 1874) ; " Cos-