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GLOUCESTER— GLYN.

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Warren Hastings," "Life Dnke of Wellington/' "Me- of Sir Thomas Munro/' tions of Chelsea College and k Pensioners," Chelsea Vete- " Chronicles of Waltham," [37 Curate," "The Family T of England," "Germany ," " The Hussar," " MiHtary J of Great Britain," "Sol- Help to Divine Truth," and Ts Old and New." He re- the office of Chaplain-Gene- he Forces in 1875. UCESTER AND BRISTOL, OP. (See Ellicott, De.) VER, Stb John Hawlet, G., sou of the Rev. John , British Chaplain at Cologne, •m in 1829, and entered the t an early age, being ga- a lieutenant in 1851. He in the Baltic in 1854 ; was bed to command the Otter ressel on special service on jst Coast of Africa in March, and was promoted to the f commander in Nov., 1862. cruising about for several on the African coast, he [ the navy, and became at- to the colonial service as Lor of Lagos, an island and a the Guinea Coast. Here iblished his fame as a suc- administrator. One of his nportant acts while he occu- lis position, was the raising of of Mohammedan soldiers, or policemen, emigrants from mtry of Houssa, and a loyal of Musselmen, from the

1, country, with which he '^ed to repress the turbulent antumacious tribes in the ourhood, and to inspire them espect for the British Go- mt. Captain Glover re-

the Governorship of Lagos

2, and in the following year ominated Special Commis- to the friendly native chiefs

British Settlements on the Coast, and was entrusted tie duty of collecting a force.

many thousand strong, to take the Ashantees by the right flank by marching north-west from the Volta river. At the close of Dec. he crossed that stream with a force of 12,000 men, and proceeded towards the river Prah. When within twenty miles of Coomassie, at a place called Adumassie, Com- missioner Glover halted until Feb. 8, 1874, on which date he received news of the capture of the Ashan- tee capital by Sir Garnet Wolseley. Subsequently he opened communi- cations with Sir Garnet, and marched through the capital to the coast without opposition. On his return to England he received for his services the thanks of Parlia- ment and the Grand Cross of the Order of SS. Michael and George. He was appointed Governor of Newfoundland in Jan., 1876, and held that post till June, 1881, when he was appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands.

GLYN, Isabella, a distinguished actress, was bom at Edinburgh, May 22, 1825. The strict Presby- terian views of her family led them to oppose her inclination for the stage ; but coming by chance among a company of amateurs, who were engaged in getting up a per- formance for the St. James's Thea- tre, in London, she took the lead- ing female character. At Paris, under M. Michelot, of the Con- servatoire, she commenced her edu- cation for the French stage ; and returning home in 1846, was ad- vised to devote herself wholly to the English drama. Mr. Charles Kemble volunteered to aid her in the study of Shakspere, and inter- esting himself warmly in her pro- fessional career, secured for his pupil a hearing at the Theatre Royal, Manchester, Nov. 8, 1847, in the part of Lady Constance in " King John," which led to an en- gagement at the Olympic, where she appeared as Lady Macbeth. On the retirement of Mrs. Warner from Sadler's Wells Theatre, Miss Glyn