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Fathers" by the Rev. H. G. Williams. Dr. Burgess's other works are, "The Bible Society vindicated in its decision respecting the Bengal New Testament," 1836; "The Country Miscellany," 2 vols., 1836–37; "Truth or Orthodoxy: to which shall we Sacrifice?" 1848; "Poems," dedicated to the Marchioness of Bute, 1850; "The Amateur Gardener's Year-Book," 1855; "The Revision of Translations of Holy Scripture;" "Luther, his Excellences and Defects," 1857. His later works are "The Reformed Church of England in its Principles and their Legitimate Development," 1869; "Essays, Biblical and Ecclesiastical, relating chiefly to the Authority and Interpretation of the Holy Scriptures," 1873; and "Disestablishment and Disendowment," 1875. Dr. Burgess also prepared the second edition of Kitto's "Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature." He ceased to be editor of the Clerical Journal at Christmas, 1868, after having conducted it for fourteen years. His principal modem work is "The Art of Preaching and the Composition of Sermons," 1881. In 1861 he was appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the vicarage of St. Andrew, Whittlesea, near Peterborough, in recognition of his services to theological learning. Dr. Burgess is Ph.D. of Göttingen.

BURGESS, John Bagnold, A.R.A., was born Oct. 21, 1830, at Chelsea, and received his artistic education at the Royal Academy, of which he was elected an Associate, June 18, 1877. Among his pictures are "Bravo Toro;" "The Presentation: English ladies visiting a Moor's house," 1874; "The Barber's Prodigy," 1875; "Feliciana: a Spanish Gipsy," 1876; "Licensing the Beggars: Spain," 1877; "Childhood in Eastern Life," 1878; "Zulina," "The Student in Disgrace: a Scene in the University of Salamanca," and "The Convent Garden," 1879; " Zehra," and "The Professor and his Pupil," in 1880; "The Genius of the Family," "Ethel," and "Guarding the Hostages," in 1881; "The Letter Writer," and "Zara," in 1882; "The Meal at the Fountain: Spanish Medical Students," 1883.

BURGON, The Very Rev. John William, B.D., son of a merchant of London, was born about 1819; entered Worcester College, Oxford, at a rather advanced age, and graduated there in 1848, having gained the Newdegate prize for English verse (subject Petra) in 1845. He was elected to a fellowship at Oriel College in 1848. He became vicar of the parish of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford (1863–76) and Professor of Divinity in Gresham College, London (1868). In Nov. 1875 he was appointed Dean of Chichester in succession to the late Dr. Hook. Mr. Burgon took an active part in the movement for supplying rural labourers with religious prints of good and tasteful design for their cottage walls; and in the year 1876 he made a spirited attack on the Oxford lodging-house system. Before going to Oxford, he prepared a translation of the Chevalier Brönsted's "Memoir on the Panathenaic Vases," 1833; "The Life and Times of Sir Thomas Gresham," chiefly compiled from his correspondence in the State-Paper Office, 1839. Since then he has published "A Plain Commentary on the Four Gospels;" "Remarks on Art with reference to the University Studies;" "Oxford Reformers," 1854; "A Century of Verses in honour of the late Rev. Dr. Routh," 1856; "Historical Notices of the Colleges of Oxford," 1857; a memoir of the late Patrick Fraser Tytler, Esq., under the title of a "Portrait of a Christian Gentleman," 1861; "Inspiration and Interpretation: Seven Sermons preached before the University of Oxford," being an answer to "Essays and Reviews" 1861; "Letters from Rome to Friends in