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not having shown sufficient respect for the form of government which he had undertaken to represent at a foreign court. Accordingly the Duke, who had accepted a diplomatic appointment with reluctance, asked to be recalled from the Court of St. James's, and his request was acceded to. As the acknowledged leader of the Conservative party in the National Assembly, he moved the order of the day which led to the resignation of M. Thiers and the acceptance by Marshal MacMahon of the Presidency of the Republic, April 24, 1873. The Duc de Broglie now became Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the Council; and for more than a year he directed the policy of the new government, but having undertaken a project of a new Constitution, including the establishment of a Grand Council or Second Chamber, which was to be invested with the power of dissolving the Assembly, he was defeated on a question of procedure, and resigned with his ministry, May 16, 1874. At the elections of Jan. 30, 1876, M. de Broglie was elected a Senator by the department of the Eure; his term of office expires in 1885. On May 17, 1877, he succeeded M. Jules Simon as President of the Council of Ministers, Keeper of the Seals and Minister of Justice, which posts he resigned in December of the same year after the elections had given a large majority to the Republican party. As a writer, the Duc de Broglie is well known by a translation of Leibnitz's "Religious System," 1846; his "Études Morales et Littéraires," 1853; "L'Église et l'Empire Romain au Quatrième Siècle," 6 vols., 1856, a work which passed through five editions; "Une Reforme Administrative en Algérie," 1860; "Questions de Religion et d'Histoire," 1860; "La Souveraineté Pontificale et la Liberté," 1861; "La Liberté Divine et la Liberté Humaine," 1865; "Le Secret du Roi: Correspondance Secrète de Louis XV. avec ses Agents Diplomatiques," 2 vols., 1878; and "Fréderic II. et Marie Thérèse," 1882. He was elected a member of the French Academy in 1862, on a vacancy being occasioned by the decease of Father Lacordaire. The Sultan conferred upon the Duc de Broglie the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Osmanië in Oct., 1873.

BROMBY, The Right Rev. Charles Henry, D.D., son of the late Rev. J. H. Bromby, Vicar of Trinity Church, Hull, born in 1814, was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1837, M.A. 1840, D.D. 1864). He resided for some years at Clifton, taking private pupils; was Incumbent of St. Paul's, Cheltenham, from 1843, and Principal of the Normal College for Schoolmasters there from 1847 till his appointment to the bishopric of Tasmania in 1864. In 1882 he resigned his see, and was appointed rector of Shrawardine with Montford, Shropshire. He has written "Sorrows of Bethany, and other Sermons," published in 1846; "Notes on the Liturgy and Church History," in 1852; "A Sketch of the Book of Common Prayer," in 1861; "The Antiquity and Independence of the British Church;" "Early Church History to the Sixth Century;" "Church Student's Manual," and "Teacher's English Grammar and Etymology," in 1862.

BROOKE, The Rev. Augustus Stopford, born at Dublin in 1832, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he gained the Downe prize and the Vice-Chancellor's prize for English verse. He graduated B.A. in 1856 and M.A. in 1858. He was curate of St. Matthew, Marylebone (1857–59); curate of Kensington (1860–63); minister of St. James's Chapel, York Street, St. James's Square (1866–75); and minister of Bedford Chapel, Bloomsbury (June, 1876). He was appointed a chaplain in ordinary to the Queen in 1872. Mr. Brooke is the author of "Life and Letters of