THSW Blaoden, D.D., son of the late Mr. Robert H. Blagden Hale, of Alderley Park, Gloucestershire, "was born in 1811, and received his academical education at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1835, M.A. 1838). After holding for some time the vicarage of Stroud, Gloucestershire, he was appointed Archdeacon of Adelaide, in South Australia, in 1847, and consecrated the first Bishop of Perth, in Western Australia, in 1856. In 1875 he was translated to the bishopric of Bris- bane, Queensland, which had become vacant by the resignation of Dr. Tufnell.
HALES, John Wesley, was bom at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leices- tershire, Oct. 6, 1836, being the son of a Nonconformist minister. He was educated at Glasgow High School and University, Durham Grammar School, and Cambridge University. He was elected Fellow of Christ's College in 1860 ; called to the bar in 1867 ; appointed Pro- fessor of English Language and Literature at King's College, Lon- don, Dec. 1877, succeeding to the chair vacated by Dr. Brewer. Mr. Hales co-edited " The Percy Folio Manuscript," 3 vols., in 1867-8 ; wrote on "The Teaching of Eng- lish," in Farrar's " Essays on a Liberal Education," 1867; edited "tionger English Poems," 1872; Milton's " Areopagitica " (Claren- don Press), 1874; was one of the two general editors of the " London Series of English Classics;" and has contributed various papers on English literature to the Comhill Magazine, the Quarterly Review, Macmillan's MagaKvne, the Fort- nightly Review, the Academy, the AthenoBum, and Frasev^s Magazine.
HALIFAX (Viscount), The BioHT Hon. Sib Chaeles Wood, bom Dec. 20, 1800, graduated as a Double First at Oriel College, Ox- ford, in 1821, succeeded his father as third baronet, Dec. 31, 1846, and was raised to the peerage as Viscount Halifax of Mont Bretton,
Feb. 21, 1866. In 1826 he was returned to the House of Commons as member for Great Grimsby, and afterwards sat for Wareham, Hali- fax, and Bipon. In 1832 he was Secretary of the Treasury, in 1835 Secretary to the Admiralty, and Chancellor of the Exchequer in Lord BusseU's first administration from 1846 till 1852. On the forma- tion of the Aberdeen cabinet in Dec. 1852, he became President of the Board of Control, was First Lord of the Admiralty in Lord Palmerston's first administration, from 1856 till 1858; and Secretary of State for India, and President of the Indian Council, in Lord Pal- merston's second administration, from 1859 to Jime, 1866. He became Lord Privy Seal in Mr. Gladstone's administration, in July, 1870, and continued to hold that office till Feb. 1874. He is Deputy-Lieute- nant of the West Biding of York- shire.
HALL, The Hon. Sib Charles, son of the late John Hall, Esq., of Manchester, was born there April 14, 1814. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in Nov. 1838 ; was for some time conveyancing counsel to the Court of Chancery ; and was elected a bencher of his inn in 1871. He was one of the Vice-ChanceUors of England from Nov. 1873, when he was knighted, till Nov. 1875, when he became a Judge of the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division), his former title being preserved by Act of Parliament. He retired from the judicial bench in 1882.
HALL, Jahes, LL.D., born at Hingham, Massachusetts, Sept. 12, 1811. He studied at the Bensselaer Institute, Troy, New York, 1831-36, and in 1837 was appointed on the New York Survey, his report on whichwaspublishedin 1843. While thus engaged he directed his atten- tion to the palseozoic formations of the western part of the State, and in the course of several years pre- pared four illustrated quarto vo-