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pararQj from public affairs in 1846. After hAving been for some time Uiufer-Secretary of State, in the Sotomayor Ministry in 1847, he aooepted the post of EnToy Extra- ordinary to Portugal in 1855, and becayne in the following year Minis- ter of the Interior in t&e Espartero Cabinet, which was soon succeeded by that of 0*Donnell. He was Am- baoBadc^ to the German Empire from 1872 to 1874. He has obtained reputation as a i>oet, dramatist, and novelist, and is the author of the following poems : — " El Bulto ves- tido de Negro Capuz," and " Heman Cortes en Cholula ; " dramas, " Ck)rte del Buen retire," played in 1837 ; " Barbara Blomberg," " Don Jaime el Conquistador," *• La Aurora del Colon/' " El Higuamota," in 1838 ; '*LaaKocedades de Heman Cort^," " Soger de Flor," Ac, in 18«-6 ; has written two historical romances, viz., " El Conde de Candespina," published in 1832 ; and " Ni Eey, ni Boque." in 1835; a political ronaanoe, entitled " El Patriarca del Valle," in 1846 ; and "Historia Constitucional de Inirlaterra." in

BSCOTT, Thomas Hat Swbet, ▼aa born at Taunton, April 26, ^^, being the eldest son of the Bev. Hay 8. Eseott, and member of a very old West Somerset family, jhoae seat is Hartrow Manor, near Taunton. He was educated at Ox- ford, where he graduated second ci^asB in the final examination in I^^ttris Humanioribus in June, 1865. Mr. Esoott was lecturer in logic at King's College, London, from 1868 P 1872, and during the year 1870 be acted as Professor Lonsdale^s deputy as Professor of Classics. He adopted journalism as a prof es- 8i<m immediately after he came up ^ London, in 1866, from Oxford, and he has been closely and actively connected with the London daily and weekly press ever since. He W also written much for the chief monthly magazines, for the most part anonymously. He publiahed.

in 1879, " England, its people, polity, and pursuits," since trans- lated into most European languages, and accepted as a standard work. Mr. Eseott was appointed editor of the Fortnightly Review in Oct., 1882, on the resignation of Mr. John Morley.

£TEX, Antoinb, sculptor, born at Paris, March 28, 1806, studied in the ateHers of MM. Dupaty and Pradier, receiying at the same time lessons from MM. Ingres and Duban. From 1827 to 1829 he competed for the prize at Bome ; obtained a second prize in 1828, the subject being ** Le Jeune Hyacinthe tu6 par Apollon ; " and visited Italy, Algeria, Corsica, Spain, Germany, and England. At the "Salon" of 1833 he exhibited, amongst other important works, a colossal "Cain," which attracted much attention, and led to his receiving the commission to exe- cute two of the groups for the Arc de TEtoile. Several of his works having been rejected for exhibition at the "Salon," he did not again compete until 1841, when he was again successful. M. Ktex, in addi- tion to being a sculptor, has achieved renown as a painter, en- graver, and ar<^tect; obtained a nrst class medal for sculpture in 1833, and the decoration in June, 1841. He is the author of " Essai sur le Beau," published in 1851 ; "Cours &^mentaire de Dessin," and " J. Pradier, Ary Scheffer, Etudes," in 1859.

EU (Comtbd'), Pbince Louis Philippb Mabie Fbbdinand Gas- ton d'Obleans, born at the chAteau de NeuiUy , in the department of the Seine, April 28, 1842, is the eldest son of the Duke de Nemours, and one of the ^andsons of King Louis Philippe. Brought up in exile, he was educated for the military pro- fession, and went to take service in South America. In 1864 he married Isabella, the eldest daughter of Dom Pedro II. of Brazil, heiress apparent of that vast empire. Domesticated in the palace of the

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