England," 1862; "Treatise on the Pastoral Office," 1864; "Ninety-one Short Sermons," 2 vols., 1867; "The Lambeth Conference and the Encyclical," 1867; "Disestablishment, the Nation's Formal Rejection of God and Denial of the Faith," 1868; "England and Rome," three letters to a convert, 1869; "The Roman Council," 1869; "Protest of the Bishops against the Consecration of Dr. Temple," 1870; "Dr. Temple's Explanation Examined," 1870; "The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel according to St. Mark Vindicated against Recent Critical Objectors and Established," 1872; "The Athanasian Creed to be retained in its Integrity, and Why?" 1872; "Plea for the Study of Divinity in Oxford," 1875; "Home Missions and Sensational Beligion: Humility," two sermons ad clerum, 1876; and "The Prayer-Book, a Devotional Manual and Guide," 1876. His two remarkable sermons, published early in Dec. 1873, on "Romanizing within the Church of England"—two months before Mr. Gladstone's sudden and singular dissolution of Parliament—may be said to have been the forerunner of the Public Worship Regulation Act of 1874.
BURKE, Sir John Bernard, C.B., LL.D., M.R.I.A., second son of the late John, and grandson of the late Peter Burke, Esq., of Elm Hall, county Tipperary, born in London in 1815, was educated at the College of Caen, Normandy, and called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1839. He edited (for many years in conjunction with his father, and since his death solely) the "Peerage" which bears his name, an invaluable work to the lawyer and the antiquary. Sir Bernard is the author of "The Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland," afterwards published under the title of "The Landed Gentry," a "General Armory," "Visitation of Seats," "Family Romance," "Anecdotes of the Aristocracy," "The Historic Lands of England," "Vicissitudes of Families," and "The Rise of Great Families." He has written many other books on heraldic, historical, and antiquarian subjects. In 1853 he was appointed to succeed the late Sir William Betham as Ulster King of Arms, and Knight Attendant of the Order of St. Patrick; in 1854 he received the honour of knighthood; in 1862 the University of Dublin conferred upon him the honorary degree of LL.D.; and on Dec. 7, 1868, he was created a Companion of the Bath. He was appointed the successor of the late Chief Baron Pigott as Governor of the National Gallery of Ireland in Oct. 1874.
BURKE, The Rev. Thomas N., was born in the town of Galway, Ireland, in 1830. At the age of seventeen he went to Rome and from thence to Perugia, where he entered the Order of St. Dominic, commencing his novitiate and the study of philosophy. From Perugia he was again sent to Rome, where he studied theology at the College of the Minerva and Santa Sabina. After having thus spent five years in Italy he was sent by the superior of his Order to England, where he was ordained priest. He spent four years on the English mission in Gloucestershire, and was then sent to Ireland to found a novitiate and house of studies for his Order at Tallaght near Dublin. This he successfully accomplished, and for the next seven years he was busily employed in the care of the new establishment and in giving missions in different parts of Ireland. He was next sent to Rome as Superior of the monastery of Irish Dominicans at San Clemente. After the death of Cardinal Wiseman, Father Burke succeeded Dr. Manning as preacher of the Lenten Sermons in English in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo. He continued to preach these sermons for five years. After his return to Ireland he was at-