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BOKER—BONAPARTE.

and at the usual age entered his father's business. He married the only daughter of the late Mr. Simpkin, and in 1831 commenced business on his own account. In 1841 he published his "Guinea Catalogue," exhibiting the largest stock ever collected by a bookseller. He is known as one of the earliest projectors of the movement in favour of cheap and good literature; and with this object in view he established his Historical, Scientific, Illustrated, Classical, Ecclesiastical, and Antiquarian Libraries, amounting in all to between six and seven hundred volumes. For these series he translated several of Schiller's, Goethe's, and Humboldt's works; has edited the "Bibliotheca Parriana," "Addison's Works," and a new and enlarged edition of "Lowndes' Bibliographer's Manual," and compiled a "Polyglot of Foreign Proverbs," a "Handbook of Proverbs," an "Illustrated Handbook of Geography," "Handbook of Pottery and Porcelain," and assisted in several of the classical translations. Mr. Bohn, who is well known as an antiquary, is Fellow of many of the learned and scientific societies, especially of the Philobiblon Society, to which he has contributed a "Life of Shakspere," and an extensive "Dictionary of English Poetical Quotations," volumes which being privately printed have sold by auction for large sums. In 1860 he gained some notoriety as being almost the only literary opponent of the repeal of the duty on paper, insisting, in a series of letters to the Times and Standard, that it would not be of any real advantage to the public, while it would entail a loss of two millions per annum to the revenue.

BOKER, George Henry, born in Philadelphia in 1824. He graduated at Princeton College in 1812, and studied law, but never practised. His principal works are the tragedies "Calaynos," "Anne Boleyn," "Leonor de Guzman," and "Francesca da Rimini." He has also published "Lessons of Life, and other Poems" (1847); two volumes of "Plays and Poems" (1856); a collection of "Poems of the War" (1864); "Königsmark and other Poems," 1869; and "Book of the Dead," 1882. In 1871 he was appointed Minister to Constantinople, but returned to America in 1879, and is now residing at Philadelphia.


BOMBAY, Bishop of. (See Mylne.)


BOMPAS, The Right Rev. William Carpenter, D.D., Bishop of Athabasca, son of Charles Carpenter Bompas, Esq., serjeant-at-law, was born in London in 1835. He held successively curacies at Sutton-le-Marsh, Lincolnshire (1859–62); New Radford, near Nottingham (1862–3); and Holy Trinity, Louth (1863–5). For some years he was a Church Missionary Society chaplain at Fort Youcon, and afterwards at the Mackenzie River District, till his consecration in May, 1874, as Bishop of Athabasca, and suffragan to the Bishop of Rupert's Land. The diocese is a district cut off from the Rupert's Land bishopric, in the dominion of Canada, being within the original limits of that diocese.


BONAPARTE. (See Mathilde-Princess, and Napoleon, Prince.)


BONAPARTE, Prince Louis-Lucien, born in Worcestershire, Jan. 4, 1813, is the second son of Lucien, brother of Napoleon I. Having entered France after the Revolution of Feb. 1848, he was returned to the Constituent Assembly by the inhabitants of Corsica Nov. 28, 1848. The election was annulled Jan. 9, 1849. Some months after, he was one of the candidates chosen by the Electoral Union, and was returned for the department of the Seine. When the Empire was re-established in Dec. 1852, he was appointed senator, with the titles of Prince and Highness. Prince Lucien has been for many years