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HOSMEE— HOUSSAYE.

Bity : (B.A. 1861 j M.A. 1867 ; D.D. 1881). He was curate of Boxton with Great Barford, Bedfordshire^ 1861-65 ; and of Holy Trinity, St. Marylebone, London, 1865-68; co- lonial chaplain at Malacca, 1868-73 ; and at Singapore, 1873-74. He was archdeacon of Singapore and com- missary from 1874 till his promotion to the episcopate. He was conse- crated to the bishopric of Singa- pore, Labuan, and Sarawak, in the private chapel of Lambeth Palace, by the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. Tait), on May 26, 1881.

HOSMEB, Habbibt G., born at Watertown, Massachusetts, Oct. 9, 1830. She was educated at Lenox, Massachusetts, and early displayed a taste for art. She received a few lessons in modelling in Boston, and then entered a medical college in St. Louis to study anatomy and dissection. Her first work in marble was a reduced copy of Canova's bust of Napoleon, which was soon fol- lowed by an ideal work, "Hesper, or the Evening Star." In 1852 she went to Bome, and became a pupU of Gibson. After two years of study and modelling from the antique, she produced the busts of '* Daphne " and "Medusa." Her first full- length figure in marble was (Enone, completed in 1855, and this was followed, two years later, by " Bea- trice Cenci sleeping in her cell.*' In the summer of 1865 she mo- delled "Puck," of which many copies have been made. This was followed by " Will-o'-the-Wisp." A colossal statue of " Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, in chains," was her next important work, followed by a statue of Thomas N. Benton, the " Sleeping " and the " Waking Faun," and a design of a memorial monument to Abraham Lincoln. She has resided for many years in Bome.

HOUGHTON (Baron), Thb Bight Hon. Bichabd Monckton MiLNES, D.C.L., P.B.S., was born June 19, 1809, being the only son of Eobert Pemberton Milnes, of

Pryston Hall, Bawtry HaII, and Great Houghton, Yorkshire, by the Hon. Henrietta Maria, daughter of Bobert, fifth Viscount Galway. Lord Houghton graduated M.A. at Tri- nity College, Cambridge, in 1831. He was elected M.P. for Pontefract in 1837, and retained the seat till his elevation to the peerage, Aug. 20, 1863. He entered Parliament as a follower of Sir Bobert Peel, whom he supported in his repeal of the Com Laws; but afterwards joined the party of Lord John Bus- sell. He declined to become a member of the Government of Lord Palmerston, but gave it his entire support. His at^tion in Parlia- ment was mainly directed to foreign affairs and the reform of our pemd institutes. He brought in the first bill for the establishment of juve- nile reformatories in 1846, and is the President of the great Befor- matory Establishment at Bed Hill, His lordship is also the President of the Newspaper Press Fund. In 1873 he presided over the Norwich meeting of the Social Science Con- gress. Lord Houghton accepted in Feb. 1881 the nomination to the office of President of the London Library, vacant by the death of Mr. Carlyle. He has written seve- ral volumes of poems, under the title of "Poems of Many Years," "Palm lieaves," &c., and many pamphlets — ^notably, ** One Tract More," in the Oxford controversy of the "Tracts for the Times;" and the "Beal Union of England and Ireland," advocating concur- rent endowment of the &x>testant and Catholic churches. His last work is "Monographs, Personal and Social," published in 1873.

HOUSSAYE (also spelt Hous- sbt), Abs^e, i)oet, author, and art-critic, was born at Bruy^res, a small town in the department of Aisne,March 28,1815. The French Bevolution of 1830 having roused the dormant military spirit of France, Houssaye, without consult- ing his parents, joined the army, a