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KEMBLE— KEMPE .

especially in the brilliant expedi- tion against Ahwas/' For his ser- vices in the Persian War^ Captain Kemball was rewarded with the medal and clasp, a Breyet Majority, and the O.B. In 1866 he was nomi- nated to the second class of the Star of India, and in 1874 was pro- moted to General Officer's rank, antedated to March, 1868. Sir Arnold was selected to attend upon the Shah daring that potentate's visit to England in 1878 ; and from April, 1876, he was employed on the Turko-Persian Boundary Com- mission until the summer of 1876, when he was sent as British Com- missioner to the Turkish Army, and accompanied Abdul-Eezim through the Servian Campaign. He was promoted to the brevet rank of Lieutenant-General in Oct. 1877; was created a K.C.B. July 29, 1878 ; and attained the rank of General in 1880.

KEMBLE, Fbancbs Anns, daughter of Charles Kemble, and niece of Mrs. Siddons, born in Newman Street, London, November 27, 1809. She made her first ap- pearance, Oct. 5, 1829, as Juliet, at Covent Garden Theatre, then under the management of her father. "Venice Preserved" was revived Dec. 9, in that year, for the pur- pose of introducing her as Belvi- dera ; and she sustained the parts of the Grecian Daughter, Mrs. Beverley, Portia, Isabella, Lady Townley, Calista, Bianca, Beatrice, Constance, Lady Teazle, Queen Catherine, Louise of Savoy in " Francis I.," Lady Macbeth, and Julia in the "Hunchback." The three years during which she re- trieved the fortunes of her family, were marked by the production of " Francis I.," a tragedy written by herself at seventeen. In 1832 she visited America, and, with her father, performed with great suc- cess at the principal theatres of the United States. An account of these wanderings is given in her "Journal of a Besidence in

America" (1835). At this period she became the wife of Mr. Pierce Butler, a planter of South Caro- lina, ^m whom she obtained a divorce in 1839. She resumed her maiden name, and retired to Lenox, Massachusetts, where she resided, with the exception of a year spent in Italy, for nearly twenty years. Besides translations from Schiller and others, she has also published "The Star of Seville" (1837); a volume of "Poems" (1842); "A Tear of Consolation" (1847); "Besidence on a Georgia Planta- tion" (1863) ; "Records of a Girl- hood," 8 vols. (1878) ; " Eeoordfl of Later Life," 2 vols. (1882); and has ap]>eared at intervals as a pub- lic reader. From 1869 to 1873 she was in Europe. She tlien returned to America, and has since resided near Philadelphia. In 1876-7 she contributed to the Ailai^ie JfoniMy a series of papers giving some reminiscenoes of her early years.

EEMPE, Thb Bbv. John Ed- WABD, M.A., son of A. J. Eempe, Esq., F.S.A., a distinguished anti- quary, was born March 9, 1810, educated at St. Paul's School and Clare College, Cambridge, where he graduate B.A. in 1833 as a senior optime, and first daas in classics; and M.A. in 1887. He was appointed Curate of Tavistock, Devon, in 1838, and elected a Fel- low of his college in 1841. He became Curate of Bamet, Herts, in 1844; Incumbent of St. John's, St. Pancras, on the presentation of Bishop Blomfield, in 1846 ; of St. Barnabas, Kensington, in 1848 ; and Sector of St. James's, Piccadilly, on the presentation of Lord Aber- deen, as Premier, in 1853. In 1861 he was appointed by Bishop Tait to the Prebendal stall of Chamber- lainewood, in St. Paul's; in 1864 he became one of her Majesty's chaplains; and in 1868 he was elected one of the Proctors in Con- vocation for London, being re- elected in 1874. In 1880 he re- tired from Convocation. He is n

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