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ship, and he was then re-elected for Londonderry. As Mr. Barry failed to obtain a seat in Parliament during his tenure of the office of Attorney-General, Mr. Dowse took a prominent part in all the debates on Irish subjects during the sessions of 1870 and 1871, and materially assisted the Government in the defence of their legislative measures affecting the sister kingdom. On Mr. Barry being elevated to the judicial bench, Mr. Dowse succeeded him as Attorney-General for Ireland in Jan. 1872. Mr. Dowse withdrew from political life in Nov. 1872. on being appointed a Baron of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, in the room of the late Mr. Baron Hughes. Mr. Dowse is a member of the Royal Dublin Society, and a Fellow of the Zoological and Royal Geological Societies of Ireland.


DOYLE, Sir Francis Hastings Charles, Bart., born Aug. 22, 1810, at Nunappleton, near Tadcaster, Yorkshire, being son of the first baronet; was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He was appointed Receiver-General of Customs in 1846, a Commissioner of Customs in 1870, and Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1867, being re-elected June 20, 1872. He ceased to be Professor in 1877 on the expiration of the second term of five years' tenure of the chair. Together with the professorship, he held a fellowship of All Souls' College. He has published at different times a certain amount of poetry—not more unsuccessful than that of many other contemporary writers of verse—and three lectures on poetry in 1869.


DOYLE, Henry, C.B., is the third son of the late Mr. John Doyle (author of the "H. B." political sketches) by Marianne, daughter of Mr. James Conan, of Dublin. He was born in 1827, and educated as an artist. On the recommendation of Cardinal Wiseman he was appointed Commissioner for Rome at the International Exhibition of 1862 in London, and for his services in that capacity was nominated a Knight of the Order of Pius IX. He was Art Superintendent of the International Exhibition of 1865, in Dublin; and honorary secretary of the National Portrait Gallery in connection with that of 1872, in the same city. He was elected by the Board of Governors Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, in 1869 on the death of Mr. George Mulvany, R.H.A., the first holder of that office. He was also a member of the Committee of Advice for the three special exhibitions of national portraits from 1866 to 1868, and he is a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy. In 1880 he was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath. He married in 1866 Jane, daughter of the Right Hon. Nicholas Ball, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland.


DOYLE, Richard, artist, born in London, in 1826, is a son of Mr. John Doyle, a gentleman of Irish extraction, and the reputed author of the celebrated "H. B." sketches. He first attracted attention by his sportive and graceful designs from life and manners of the day, in Punch, to which he was a constant contributor for several years; but in 1850 he severed this connection in consequence of its incessant attacks upon his Roman Catholic brethren, and especially upon Cardinal Wiseman. By this step he voluntarily sacrificed, for conscience' sake, what was in itself a secure and handsome income, Mr. Doyle's fancy and feeling have been shown in his illustrations to the "Fairy King," to Leigh Hunt's "Jar of Honey," to Ruskin's "King of the Golden River," to Montalba's "Fairy Tales from all Nations," to "Jack the Giant-killer," and to similar books. In 1854 he published "The Continental Tour of Messrs. Brown, Jones, and Robinson," contribu-