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whose reyerence for what he called the "Hebrew Mythology," it is, inter alia, a protest. Both these works were severely condemned by the University authorities. About this time Mr. Froude resigned his Fellowship, and he was obliged to give up an appointment which he had received to a teachership in Tasmania. For two or three years he wrote almost constantly for Fra8er*8 Maganine and the West- minster Review. One of his articles in the latter on the Book of Job has been reprinted in a separate form (1851.). In 1856 he pubUshed the first two volumes of his "History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Ar- mada, which has been continued from time to time, vols. 11 and 12 having been published in 1870, con- cluding the work. The materials for this history are mainly derived from the public documents of the time, and the boldness and origin- ality of the author's views have attracted much attention. One of the most marked features of the work is an elaborate attempt to vindicate the reputation of Henry VIII. His "Short Studies on Great Subjects" appeared in 1867, being reprints of essays which had appeared in various periodicals. Mr. Froude was installed Sector of the University of St. Andrew's, March 23, 1869, on which occasion the degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him. For a short time he was editor of Eraser's MagaMine, but he resigned that position in Aug., 1871. On Sept. 21, 1872, taking advantage of the Clerical Dis- abilities Act, he executed a deed of relinquishment of the office of deacon. In the autumn of 1872 Mr. Froude went to the United States, where he delivered a series of lectures on the relations between England and Ireland. The burden of his addresses was that Irishmen had themselves, to a large extent, caused their coimtry's prostration by their own intestine jealousies

and want of patriotism. An ani- mated controversy ensued between him and Father Thomas Burke, the Dominican orator. At the close of the year 1874 Mr. Froude was sent by the Earl of Carnarvon, Secretary of State for the Colonies, to the Cape of Good Hope, to make in- quiries respecting the late CafErc insurrection, and he returned t<] London in March, 1875. His latest works are " The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century," 3 vols. 1871-74 ; " CsBsar : a sketch," 1879 ; and " Beminiscences of the Higl Church Revival," a series of papen in Good Words (1881). Having been appointed executor to Thomaf Carlylt, he published his "Bemi- niscences," 2 vols., 1881 ; and the first part of his biography, " Thonuu Carlyle : a History of the first f orig years of his Ufe," 1882 ; and " Be- miniscences of his Irish Journal ii 1849," London, 1882.

FBT, The Hon. Sib Edwabd, second son of Mr. Joseph Fry, ol Bristol, by Mary Anne, daughter oi the late Mr. Edward Swaine, ol Beading, was born at Bristol, Nov. 4, 1827, and educated at the College, Bristol, and at Universitj College, London, of which he is a Fellow and Vice-President. Hf graduated B.A. at the Universitj of London in 1851, taking honoun in classics and animal physiology He was called to the bar at Lin- coln's Inn in 1854; in 1869 h( received a silk gown ; and in April 1877, he was appointed a Judge oi the High Court of Justice. Or the latter occasion he received the honour of knighthood. In April 1883, he was appointed by Mr Gladstone to the vacant Lord Jus- ticeship of Appeal, caused by the elevation of Lord Justice Brett ai the Master of the Bolls. He is s Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, and hat been an Examiner in Law to the University of London and the Council of Legal Education. He is the author of "A Treatise or the Specific Performance of Con-