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the Adelphi he wrote the "Babes in the Wood." "Ill-treated Il Trovatore;" for the Olympic, "Mazeppa Travestie;" for Drury Lane, "Miss Eily O'Connor;" and for the Princess's, "Jack the Giant-Killer," and other pantomimes. At the Haymarket, amongst other pieces, was produced his "Dundreary Married and Done for;" at the Prince of Wales's, "La Sonnambula Travestie," "Lucia di Lammermoor," "Little Don Giovanni," "Der Freischutz," and original comedies, "War to the Knife" and "A Hundred Thousand Pounds." Mr. Byron has contributed extensively to periodical literature, was the first editor of Fun, and is the author of a three-volume novel—"Paid in Full," originally published in Temple Bar. He made his first appearance in London as an actor at the Globe Theatre in his own drama of "Not Such a Fool as he Looks," Oct. 23, 1869. Among his later pieces are, "An American Lady," a comedy in three acts, produced at the opening of the Criterion Theatre, March 21, 1874; "Old Sailors," a comedy, brought out at the Strand later in the same year; and "Our Boys," which was played for the 1150th time at the Vaudeville Theatre on Aug. 9, 1878. Mr. Byron is a member of the Middle Temple.


CABANEL, Alexandre, artist, was born at Montpellier, Sept. 28, 1823; studied in the atelier of M. Picot, and attracted attention by his exhibition, in the "salon" of 1844, of a painting, the subject of which was the "Agony of Christ in the Garden of Olives," and obtained the second great prize for painting in 1845. Having returned from Rome, he exhibited amongst other works (1850–53), a "Saint John," and "The Death of Moses," and was entrusted with the execution of twelve medallions for the decoration of the Hôtel de Ville of Paris, representing the twelve months of the year. M. Cabanel's reputation as a painter is high. He obtained a second-class medal at the exhibition of paintings in 1852, a first-class medal in 1855, and the medal of honour at the "salon" of 1865. He was elected member of the Académie des Beaux Arts, in place of Horace Vernet, Sept. 26, 1863; Professor in the École des Beaux Arts at the end of that year, and was promoted to the rank of Officer of the Legion of Honour, Aug. 29, 1864.

CABAT, Nicolas Louis, a French landscape painter, born at Paris Dec. 24, 1812; studied painting under M. Camille Flers, and visited the most picturesque parts of France. He first exhibited in the "salon" of 1833 some landscapes which the critics pronounced to be too realistic; but he persevered in this style of painting till 1837, and became the founder of a school. From that period till 1848 he only contributed twice to the annual exhibitions (in 1840 and 1841), but since 1848 he has been a regular contributor. M. Cabat was elected a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1867, and unanimously chosen Director, in Nov., 1878, of the French School of Painting at Rome.

CABLE, George W., novelist, was born in New Orleans, where he still resides, in 1845. At the age of fourteen his father died, leaving his family in such reduced circumstances as to compel his son to leave school in order to aid in the support of his mother and sisters. From this time until 1863 he was usually employed as a clerk. In that year he entered the Confederate army, where he remained until the close of the civil war. Returning to New Orleans, he made such a living as he could—at first as an errand boy (though he was twenty-one years of age), then in survey-