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bury, where he gained the first prizes in aU the Oriental subjects. For domestic reasons he resigned his Indian appointment and re- turned to Oxford, became a member of University College, was elected to the Boden scholarship in 18^13, graduated B.A. in 1844, and was awarded an honorary place in the class list both in classics and mathe- matics. He was Professor of San- scrit at Haileybury from 1844 till the abolition of that institution, in 1858 ; removed to Cheltenham, and superintended the Oriental studies at the College for two years. In Dec., 1860, after a long contest, he was elected Boden Sanscrit Profes- sor at Oxford. The following is a list of his works : " A Practical Grammar of the Sanscrit Lan- guage^ arranged with reference to the Classical Languages of Europe, for the use of English Students^" published in 1816 ; of which a fourth edition was published by the Delegates of the Oxford Uni- versity Press in 1877 ; an edition of the Sanscrit drama "Vikramorvasi," in 1849; An English and Sanscrit Dictionary," published by the E. I. Company in 1851 ; an edition of the text of the Sanscrit drama " S'akiuitala," with notes and literal translations, in 1853, of which a second edition was published by the University of Oxford in 1876 ; a free translation in English prose and verse of the Sanscrit drama " S'akuntala," in 1855, reprinted in 1856 ; " EudimentB of Hindustani', with an Explanation of the Persi- Arabic alphabet, for the use of Cheltenham College," in 1858 j "Original Papers Illustrating the History of the Application of the Boman Alphabet to the Languages of India," intrusted to him for pub- lication by Sir Charles E. Trevelyan, Governor of Madras ; a Bomanized edition of the Hindustdnf work, " B&gh o Bahdr," with notes, Ac. j "Hindust^f Primer," and "An Easy Introduction to the Study of Hinddst&nf/' in 1859; "Story of

Nala, a Sanscrit Poem, with vocabu- lary, and an improved version of Dean Milman's translation," pub- lished by the Oxford University Press ; and " Indian Epic Poetry : Substance of Lectures," in 1803; and " A Sanscrit and English Dic- tionary," published by the Univer- sity of Oxford in 1872 j a work called " Indian Wisdom, or Ex- amples of the Religious, Philosc- phical,and Ethical Doctrines of the Hindus," third edition, 1876 ; "Hin- duism," one of the non-Christian religious systems, published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge in 1877, which has gone through several editions : " Modem India and the Indians," 1878, which has gone through three editions ; and a series of articles on India in the Times and other periodicals, which are now being reprinted. He has more recently published " BeHgious Thought and Life in India," part i., 1883 ; and is now engaged in the preparation of the second edition of his Sanscrit English Dictionary. In 1875 he made the first of his two jooimeys to India for securing the co- operation of the educated natives in the establishment of an Indian Institute, and a School of Indian Studies at Oxford, and for the prosecution of his researches into the present condition of the reli- gious sects of India. During his absence the University of Oxford conferred on him an honorary de- gree of D.C.L.,and he also received an honorary LL.D. degree from the University of Calcutta at the same time as l5ie Prince of Wales. In 1876 he visited India a second time> and returned in 1877, after having traversed the whole Peninsula, and received cordial promises of sup- port from all the most influential members of the Indian community In 1880 he was made a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire, and in 1882 an Honorary Member of the American Oriental Society* He is also a member of most of the 4 B