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ELLIS— ELVEY.

Settlement of Musical Pitch/' 1877 J and again "On the Histonr of Musical Pitch/' 1880, for each of which he received a silver medal from the Society of Arts.

ELLIS, GsoBas Edwabd, D.D., bom in Boston, Aug. 8, 1814. He graduated at Harvard College in 1833, studied theology at the Cam- bridge Divinity School, and after travelling for a year in Europe, was in 1838 ordained pastor of the Har- vard Church (Unitarian), Charles- town, Massachusetts, a position which he resigned in 1869. In the meanwhile, from 1857 to 1864, he was Professor of Doctrinal Theo- logy in the Cambridge Divinity S^ool. He is now at uie Tremont Temple, Boston. For a long time he edited the Christian Register, the organ of the Unitarians of Massa- chusetts, and in conjunction with the Eev. George Putnam, D.D.,the Christian Examiner, He has pub- lished many sermons and addresses, has contributed largely to periodi- cals, and in 1864 debvered a course of Lowell Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity. He wrote the lives of John Mason, Ann Hutchin- son, and William Penn, in Sparks's '.' American Biography," and has published "The Half Century of the Unitarian Controversy" (1857), "The Aims and Purposes of the Founders of Massachusetts" (1869), " Memoir of Jared Sparks " (1869), " Memoirs of Sir Benjamin Thomp- son, Count Eumford" (1871), " History of the Battle of Bunker's Hill" (1875), "Memoir of Jacob Bigelon" (1881), and "The Bed Man and the White Man " (1882).

ELLIS, BoBiNsoN, son of James Ellis, Esq,, born Sept. 5, 1834, at Banning, near Maidstone, Kent, was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, and Bugby School, then at Balliol College, Oidford. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, in 1858, and appointed Professor of Latin in University College, London, Jan. 8, 1870. Pro- fessor Ellis published a small edi-

tion of Catullus in 1866, a larger and more elaborate one in 1867 ; "The Poems and Fragments of Catullus, translated in uie Metres of the Original/' 1871. He is a contributor to the Cambridge Journal of Philology, and to the Academy. The University of Dublin conferred on him the honorary degree of LL.D. in July, 1882.

ELVEY, Sir Gbobob Job, Mus. Doc., son of the late Mr. John Elvey, of Canterbury, was born in that city March 27, 1816. He com- menced his musical education as a chorister of Canterbury Cathedral, under Mr. Highmore Skeats, the organist. In 1834, he gained the Gresham prize medal for his anthem, "Bow down thine ear." In the following year he was appointed to succeed Mr. Skeats as organist of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and in 1837 he was appointed organist to the Queen. Mr. Elvey entered New College, Oxford, and gpradu- ated as Bachelor of Music in 1838, his exercise being a short oratorio, " The Besurrection and Ascension," which was afterwards produced in London by the Sacred Harmonic Society, on Dec. 2, 1840, and which has also been rendered at Boston, in the United States, and at Glasgow. He proceeded to the degree of Doctor of Music at Oxford in 1841, having obtained a dispensation from the late Duke of Wellington by which he was ena\)led to take his degpree two years earlier than the statutes of the University would permit. His exercise on this occasion was an anthem, " The ways of Zion do mourn." He composed an anthem for voices and orchestra, "The Lord is King," for the Gloucester Musical Festival of 1853, and a similar one, "Sing, O Heavens/' for the Worcester Festival of 1857. Sir G. Elvey's compositions are all of an ecclesiastical character ; many of his anthems have been published. He composed a " Festal March " for the wedding of Her Royal High- ness the Princess Louise in 187 Ij