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VOGT— VOYSEY.

" Chemistry of Food," "Chemisti^ of Manuree," "Lectures on Agri- cultural Chemistry/* and numerous papers on theoretical and agri- cultural chemistry in the Journals of the Royal Agriciiltural Society of England, the Highland Society, Chemical Society, &c.

VOGT, Kakl, M.D., philosopher and author, born at Giessen, July 5, 1817, was educated there under Lie- big, and removing to Berne in 1835, studied physiology and graduated M.D. He devot^ his attention to geology and zoology under Agassiz, and became Professor of Zoology in the university of his native town. Having distinguished himself in the Frankfort Parliament of 1848, he, from motives of prudence, retired into Switzerland, and delivered in the canton of Neuf chatel some able lectures "On Man, his Place in Creation, and in the History of the Earth,*' which made his name known far and wide on the Continent. They have been translated into English, and published under the auspices of the Anthropological Society. Dr. Vogt, who is Professor of Natural History in the University of Geneva, a foreign associate of the Anthroi)ological Society of Paris, and an honorary fellow of the An- thropological Society of London, has published several works.

VOYSEY, The Rkv. Charles, B. A., was born in London, March 18, 1828, being the youngest son of the late Mr. Annesly Voysey, architect. He was educated ptitly by private tuition, partly at Stockwell Gram- mar School, and afterwards at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he took his B.A. degree in 1851. From 1852 to 1859 he held the curacy of Hessle, near Hull, after which he was curate (under the Crown) of Craigton, Jamaica, for fifteen months. In 1861 he was appointed curate of Great Yarmouth, but in the same year was transferred to St. Mark's, Whitechapel. Being ejected from that curacy in consequence of a sermon against endless punishment.

the Bishop of London (Dr. Tait) recommended him to the curacy of the well-known Victoria Dock parish, under the Rev. H. Boyd, Vicar. After six months service there he was invited by the patron and vicar of Healaugh, Yorkshire, to accept the curacy of that parish, and at the expiration of six months the vicar resigned and presented Mr. Voysey to the benefice (1864). Mr. Voysey began his career as a religious reformer by the publica- tion of a sermon entitled " Is every Statement in the Bible about our Heavenly Father strictly true?'* in reference to the two Old Testament lessons for the day, viz., those con- taining the stories of the Famine in the Days of David and the Num- bering of the People (2 Sam. xxi. and xxiv.). A clergyman who had been implicated in the publication of that sermon got into trouble on accoimt of it, and Mr. Voysey conse- quently withdrew it from circulation after it had reached a third edition. This was, however, soon followed, in 1865, by The Sling and the Stone, which appeared in monthly parts, each part containing two sermons, which had been preached by Mr. Voysey to his congregation at Hea- laugh. The work was continued through six years. The opinions expressed were denounced as here- tical by the ultra-orthodox parties in the Anglican Church, and even- tually in the spring of 1869 legal proceedings were instituted by the Archbishop of York's secretary against Mr. Voysey, who was charged with having stated opinions at variance with the Articles of Religion, Holy Scripture, and the formularies of the Church of Eng- land, in regard to the doctrines of the Atonement, Justification, the Incarnation, and the Inspiration of Holy Scripture. The case was heard in the first instance in the Chancery Court, York Minster, Dec. 1, 1869, when judgment was pronounced against Mr. Voysey, who thereupon appealed to the