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J^P*P*EBSON— JENKINS.

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Cross of the Order of the Saviour, in recog^tion of his services to Greek studies, and in the following year the University of Edinburgh conferred upon him the honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. He is the author of a work, in 2 vols., on "The Attic Orators;" also of " Selections from the Attic Orators," with notes; "The Characters of Theophrastus," with notes and transOation; *' Modern Greece;" " A Primer of Greek Literature; " "A Life of Bichard Bentley" (in " English Men of Letters "), which is about to appear in a German trans- lation; " Translations " into, and from, Greek and Latin; the "Elec- tra" and "Ajax" of Sophocles, with notes; and important articles on classical literature, history, and archeeology, in the " Encyclopeedia Britannica," and JoumcH of Hellenic Studies. He is now engaged on a complete edition of SophoSes. He has taken an active part in pro- moting the study and teaching of Modern Oreek. In June, 1883, his long-continued efforts for the estab- lishment of a British School of Classical and Archaeological Studies at Athens, led to the formation of a committee for that purpose, of which the Prince of Wales is Presi- dent, and which has been joined by a lar^e number of the most dis- tinguished public and literary men. ^PFEBSON, Joseph, actor, bom in Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1829. His grandfather and great- grandfather were distinguished actors, and his mother, Mrs. Burke, was a celebrated vocalist. He ap- pesured on the stage at a very early age, and soon rose to the front place as a comedian, and his merits are recognized in both England and America. EUs range of characters is very wide, covering almost the entire field of comedy and farce, without degenerating into bur- lesque. His most famous rdle is that of Bip Van Winkle in Mr. Dion Boucicaulfs play of that name, founded upon the story by Washing-

ton Irving; a character which Mr. Jefferson may be said to have created, as well as to have made his own. Perhaps he is equally successful as Bob Eccles in "The Bivals." Besides playing in every city in the United States, he has made professional visits to England and Australia. He is the owner of a sugar plantation in Louisiana, where he usually spends his winters, when not professionally engaged; and also has a fine farm in New Jersey, a few miles from New York. His son, Joseph Jefferson, jun., is also an actor of decided ability.

JELLETT, The Bev. John Hewitt, B.D., Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, born at Cashel, Ireland, Dec. 25, 1817, received his education at Trinity College, Dub- lin, of which he was elected a Fellow in 1840. He was appointed Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Dublin in 1848; a Commissioner of National Edu- cation in 1868; and President of the Boyal Irish Academy in 1869. In 1879, on the death of Dr. Luby, he was co-opted by the senior fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, as a member of the Senior Board; and in Feb., 1881, he was appointed by the Crown to be Provost of the College in the place of the late Dr. Humphrey Lloyd. Mr. Jellett, who is one of the ablest mathema- ticians of the day, has written a " Treatise on the Calculus of Varia- tions," published at Dublin in 1850; besides various papers on Pure and Applied Mathematics, and Experi- mental Optics, with their applica- tion to chemistry, published in the Transactions and Proceedings of the Boyal Irish Academy, Lion- ville Journal de Math^atiques, and the Proceedings of the British Association; also a "Treatise on the Theory of Friction," an " Essay on some of the Moral Difficulties of the Old Testament," Dublin, 1867; and various sermons.

JENKINS, Edwabd, born in 1838, at Bangalore, India, is a son