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WACE—WADDINGTON.

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which august body confirmed the decision, and sentenced the appellant to be deprived of his living, and to pay the costs, Feb. 11, 1871. A week however was allowed, in order to give Mr. Voysey an opportunity of retracting, of which permission he declined to avail himself. Since that period he has delivered sermons and lectures chiefly in St. George's Hall, London, explanatory of his theological views, and that he has a large number of wealthy supporters and sympathisers is evident from the list of subscribers to the Voysey Establishment Fund. Besides the works already mentioned, Mr. Voysey has published a letter to Dr. Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury, on the Decalogue; "Dogma versus Morality, a reply to Church Congress," 1866; and "Humanity versus Barbarism in our Thanksgivings," 1868. For three years Mr. Voysey's sermons appeared regularly in the Eastern Post, and are now printed and published every week.


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WACE, The Rev. Henry, M.A., D.D., Principal of King's College, London, was born in London, Dec. 10, 1836, and educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1860, taking a second class both in classics and mathematics. He proceeded B.D. in 1882; and, in the same year received the honorary degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh. He was ordained in 1861; served as Curate at St. Luke's, Berwick Street, from 1861 to 1863; at St. James's, Piccadilly, from 1863 to 1869; and was Lecturer at Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, from 1870 to 1872. In 1872 he was elected by the Benchers of Lincoln's Inn, Chaplain of that Society; and, in 1880, was promoted by them to the office of Preacher of Lincoln's Inn. He preached the Boyle Lectures for 1874 and 1875, on the subject of "Christianity and Morality." In 1879 he preached the Bampton Lectures at Oxford on "The Foundations of Faith." He was Select Preacher at Cambridge in 1878, and at Oxford from 1880 to 1882. In 1875 he was appointed Professor of Ecclesiastical History in King's College, London; and, in 1881, he was nominated by the Bishop of London a Prebendary of St. Paul's. He was appointed one of the Archbishop of Canterbury's chaplains in April, 1883; and, in November the same year, Principal of King's College, London. In conjunction with Dr. William Smith, he is the editor of the "Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects, and Doctrines, during the First Eight Centuries," of which the third volume has just been published. He is also the author of Lectures, preached in 1881 at St. James', Piccadilly, on "The Principal Facts in the Life of our Lord, and the Authority of the Evangelical Narratives."


WADDINGTON, William Henry, a French statesman and diplomatist, born in Paris, Dec. 11, 1826. His father, a rich Englishman, established cotton works in France, and became naturalized, but the son was educated in England. He went to Rugby School in Feb., 1841, and remained there till June, 1845, when he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, with an exhibition from the school. He became scholar of his college, and graduated in 1849 as second in the first-class of the classical tripos, and was bracketed equal as Chancellor's Medallist. At Rugby he was distinguished for his prowess at football, and his contemporaries at Cambridge remember Waddington the sculler, member of the Second Trinity Boat Club, and No. 6 in the Cambridge boat in the University race in 1849, when Cambridge won. Soon after leaving