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is extensive, his popularity has been greater, perhaps, than that of any other English composer. The hono- rary degree of Doctor in Music was conferred upon him by the Univer- sity of Cambridge in 187G j and a like honour by the University of Oxford in 1879. Sir A. Sullivan was Principal of the National Train- ing School for Music from its foim- dation in 1876 to 1881. He was British Commissioner for music at the Paris Exhibition in 1878,when he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He is also a Knight of the Order of the House of Coburg. He was knighted by the Queen at Windsor, May 24, 1883.

SULLIVAN, Barry, tragedian, bom at Birmingham, in 1824, made his first appearance on the stage at Cork, in 1840, when his success was so great that he determined to adopt the stage as a profession. After studying for some time in Ireland, he proceeded to Scotland, and joined the company of the Theatre Eoyal, Edinburgh, under the management of the late W. H. Murray j here he remained for several seasons, study- ing hard and making rapid strides in his profession j he then visited Paisley, Dundee, Aberdeen, Glas- gow, Liverpool, and Manchester. His reputation having reached the metropolis, he was engaged by Mr. B. Webster, and made his first appearance in London at the Hay- market Theatre, in Nov., 1851, in the character of Hamlet, with de- cided success. During his continu- ance at that theatre he repeatedly had the honour of appearing before the Queen and the late Prince Consort. He subsequently had en- gagements at the St. James's, Sadler's Wells, the Standard, and Drury Lane, and after making a farewell tour of the United King- dom, sailed for America in Nov., 1857. He met with an enthusiastic reception throughout the United States and the new Dominion of Canada. Returning to London in May, 1860, he reappeared at the

St. James's, <&c. ; he then made a second tour of the United Slingdom, and sailed for Australia in May, 1861, his success being so great that he played nearly one thousand nights in Melbourne alone. He also held several engagements at Sydney, and after paying a visit to Queensland, sailed from Brisbane for India, and resiched England in June, 1866, thus completing a tour round the world. In the following September he reappeared at Drury Lane, in the chai^ters of Eichard III., Hamlet, Macbeth, &c. About 1869 and 1870 he was lessee of the Holbom Theatre.

SULLIVAN, The Right Hon. Edward, born at Mallow, in July, 1822, educated at Middleton School, county Cork, and at Trinity College, Dublin, was called to the Irish bar in Michaelmas term, 1848, obtained a silk gown in 1858, and was ap- pointed Her Majesty's third Ser- jeant-at-law, on the promotion of Mr. Fitzgibbon to one of the Master- ships in the Irish Court of Chan- cery, in 1860. He was Law Adviser to the Crown in 1861 ; Solicitor- General for Ireland from 1865 tiU March, 1866 j and Attorney-General for Ireland from Dec., 1868, till Jan., 1870, when he was appointed Master of the Rolls in Ireland in succession to the late Right Hon. John Edward Walsh. He sat in the Liberal interest for Mallow from July, 1865, till his elevation to the judicial bench.

SULLY, James, M.A., born at Bridgwater, Somersetshire, in 1842, was educated in the Independent College, Taunton, the Regent's Park CoUege (one of the aflBliated colleges of the University of Lon- don), and the University of G5t- tingen. He is M.A. and Gold Medallist of the University of London, where he graduated in 1866 and 1868. He took to a Hte- rary career in 1871, beginning as a contributor to the Saturday, Fort- nightly, and Westminster Reviews. He is the author of " Sensations