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Holland with a similar . His poetical writings con- " Madrigals^ Songs^ and \" (in conjunction with a 1870 ; " On Viol and Flute," aoems, 1873 ; " King Erik/' dy, 1876; "The Unknown a drama, 1878 ; and " New ' 1879. His prose writings Limie of " Northern Studies/' >n8isting of critical essays dinavian, Dutch, and Ger- srature ; a " Life of Gray " nglisk Men of Letters Series) ; ut thirty essays contributed Mi's "English Poets," in He has also edited a of "EngHsh Odes/' 1881, low engaged on a complete of the works of Gray. In ■. Gosse married a lady, who mown as an artist, and as mt contributor to the prin- hibitions.

IE, Philip Henby, F.R.S., b Worcester, in 1810, re- n infancy to Poole, Dorset, e early imbibed a taste for history. In 1827 he went, BrcantUe capacity, to New- ad, where he occupied his in collecting insects, and coloured drawings of them ir transformations. After a \e in that colony of eight le visited Lower Canada, g zoology, but especially ^ogj, with avidity, for three He afterwards travelled L the United States, and re- Alabama for nearly a year, a large collection of draw- insects, especially the fine «ra of that region. In returned to England, and published " The Canadian ist." In 1844 Mr. Gosse Famaica, and spent eighteen in the collection and study soology of that magnificent pubKshing on his return \ilt of his researches in Jirds of Jamaica," followed tlas of " Illustrations," and turalist's Sojourn in Ja-

maica." The composition of num rous works on zoology and oth subjects, chiefly for the Society f Promoting Christian Ejiowledg occupied several years, durii which Mr. Gosse began to turn h attention to the microscope, by tl aid of which his more recent r searches have been conducted. Tl British Botifera have constitut< his favourite branch of study, aE he has accumulated an immeni number of original drawings ai observations, with a view to monograph on this class of ai mals. Having repaired, on accou of ill-heath, to the sea-side, M Gosse pursued those investigatioi] of which an account is given in "Naturalist's Bambles on t] Devonshire Coast." In 1853 1 took a prominent part in the fori ation of those public and priva collections of living marine anima which were, for a time, so popul£ and in 1864 published " The Aqu rium." " A Manual of Marii Zoology/' and "Tenby, a Seasic Holiday," followed; and in 18i " Omphalos ; an attempt to Unt the Geological Knot." In tl autumn of that year he remov( from London to reside in the neig bourhood of Torquay, in order obtain greater facilities for briuj ing out the most important of h works, " Actinologia Britannica ; History of the British Sea An mones and Corals," which wi completed in Jan., 1860. He hi written " Evenings at the Micr scope/' " Letters from Alabama, ( Natural History," "The Eoman. of Natural History " (1st and 2i series), " A Year at the Shore," ai " Land and Sea ; " and a few oth works. In 1856 Mr. Gosse w; elected a Fellow of the Roy Society, to the Philosophid Transactions of which he had pr viously contributed two memoirs c the natural history of the cla Eotifera. Of late he has bet pursuing some microscopical i; vestigations on the Prehensi I I 2