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TAYLER— TAYLOR.

to the House of Peers of Saxony. His eldest son. Baron C. C. Bern- hard, a Doctor of Laws, and British Vice-Consul, has been a i)artner in the house since 1866.

TAYLER, Fbbdkbick, painter in water-colours, born near Elstree, Herts, April 30, 1804, became a con- tributor to the exhibitions of the old Water-colour Society in 1831, his pictures being chiefly taken from subjects in Highland, rural, and sporting life; such as the " Hawking Parties " of past times; " Unkennelling " and " Calling out of Cover " of modern times; " Troopers of Two Centuries since," '* Wayside Travellers " and " Har- vest Carts" of to-day. Some of his earlier " Scenes on the Moors " were painted in conjunction with the late Mr. George Barrett. Occasionally he has executed compositions of importance from Sir W. Scott's works, in which his spirited style in the painting of horses and dogs is turned to good account, as in the " Festival of the Popinjay," in 1854. He went to Paris as one of the jurors in the Fine Art Department of the French Great Exhibition in 1865, and received the Cross of the Legion of Honour. Mr. Tayler, who has illustrated several books, in- cluding an edition of Sir Roger de Coverley, and many of whose etchings are to be found in the works of the Etching Club, of which he is a member, was unanimously elected President of the Society of Painters in Water-colours in 1868. He resigned that office in June, 1871 .

TAYLOR, Sir Hbnrt,K.C.M.G., D.C.L., dramatist and essayist, son of George Taylor, Esq., of Witton HaU, Witton-le-Wear, co. Durham, by his marriage with Miss Eleanor Ashworth, was born at Middleham, CO. Durham, in 1800. He entered the Colonial Office as assistant junior clerk in Jan. 1824, and was promoted to be a senior clerk a year later. He was made D.C.L. honoris causd at Oxford; and in 1873 was created a Knight Commander of the Order of

SS. Michael and George in recog- nition of his long public services at the Colonial Office. He has written the following dramas: " Isaac Com- nenus," "Philip Van Artevelde," "Edwin the Fair," "A Siciliim Summer," and " St. Clement's Eve/' published respectively in 1827, 1834, 1842, 1850, 1862. •• The Statesman," a book containing views and maxims respecting the transaction of public business, which had been suggested to the author, as he himself declares, by twelve years of official life in the civil service, was published as early as 1836. It was followed by " Notes from Life," based on his own ex- perience, consisting of Essays on such subjects as Choice in Maxriage, Humility and Independence, tiie Life Poetic, and Children; and " Notes from Books," induding an essay on " The Ways of the Rich and Great;" and three others on modern poets, reprinted from the Quarterly BevieWf both published in 1848. A collected edition of his poetical works in 3 vols., was pub- lished in 1863.

TAYLOR, Thb Rev. Isaac, M. A., LL.D., born at Stanford Rivers, Essex, is the representative of the well-lmown literary family of the Taylors of Ongar, and eldest son of the late Isaac Taylor, author of the " Natural History of Enthusiasm." He received his education at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A., 19th Wrangler, 1853; M.A. 1857). The degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him, honoris causd, by the University of Edinburgh in 1879. He was Curate of Trotterscliffe, Kent, 1857- 60; of Kensington, 1860-61; and of St. Mark, North Audley Street, 1862-65; Vicar of St. Mathias, Bethnal Green, 1865-69; and Vicar of Holy Trinity, Twickenham, from 1869 to 1875, when he was collated to the rectory of Settrington, York- shire. He was rural dean of Hampton and Staines in 1874-75. Mr. Taylor is the author of various works, in- cluding a translation of Becker's "Charicles," 2nd edit. 1854 j " Words