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tached to St. Saviour's Dominican Church in Dublin. In 1872 he visited the United States, having been appointed visitor to the houses of the Dominican community on the American continent. He delivered sermons and lectures in all parts of the Union and acquired extraordinary popularity as an orator. His celebrated series of lectures in answer to Mr. Froude the historian on the relations between England and Ireland caused much excitement and produced an animated controversy. The first of these lectures was delivered Nov. 12, 1872, in the Academy of Music, New York. Father Burke has since returned to his native country. His works are: "English Misrule in Ireland," a course of lectures in reply to Mr. Froude, 12mo, New Tork, 1873; "Ireland's Case stated in Reply to Mr. Froude," New York, 1873; "Lectures and Sermons," New York, 1873; "Lectures on Faith and Fatherland," 1874.

BURMEISTER, Hermann, naturalist, was born at Stralsund, Prussia, Jan. 15, 1807. While a student of medicine at Halle, he was encouraged by Professor Nitzch to study zoology, and particularly entomology. Becoming a doctor in 1829, he made his first appearance as an author in the domain of natural history, with a "Treatise on Natural History," published at Halle in 1830. On the death of Professor Nitzch, in 1842, he succeeded him in the chair of zoology in the University of Halle. He has written numerous articles on zoological subjects in the scientific journals of Germany; several monographs in a distinct form, such as "The Natural History of the Calandra Species," published in 1837, and a "Manual of Entomology." Professor Burmeister has occupied himself in disseminating correct notions of geology among the educated classes; and with this view delivered a series of lectures, which were well attended. They were collected and published in two works, "The History of Creation," Leipsic, 1843, and "Geological Pictures of the History of the Earth and its Inhabitants," 1851, both of which were well received. During the revolutionary fervour of 1848, Professor Burmeister was sent by the city of Halle as Deputy to the National Assembly, and subsequently by the town of Leignitz to the first Prussian Chamber. He took his place on the Left, and remained until the end of the session, when, on account of failing health, he was obliged to demand leave of absence, which he turned to account by two years' travel in the Brazils, and he published "The Animals of the Brazils," 1854–56. On his return to Europe he resumed his post in the University of Halle. In 1861 he resigned his chair and repaired to Buenos Ayres, where he became Director of the Museum of Natural History founded by himself, and in 1870 Curator of the newly established University of Cordova.

BURNABY, Lieut.-Colonel Frederick, Commanding Royal Horse Guards, son of the late Rev. G. Burnaby, by Harriet, sister of the well-known Harry Villebois, Esq., of Marham House, Norfolk, was born at Bedford, March 8, 1842, and received his education at Harrow School and in Germany. He entered the Royal Horse Guards, Blues, Sept. 30, 1859. So passionately fond was he of fencing and gymnastics that he became very muscular at the expense of his vitality and broke down. He was now recommended to travel, and accordingly visited South America, Central Africa, and most parts of Europe. In 1875 he determined to go to Khiva, although the journey was beset by almost insurmountable obstacles. Captain Burnaby was exceptionally qualified for this particular journey by his acquaintance with the Russian and Arabic languages, and he was, besides, as much at home on a camel as in a