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LESLIE— LESSEPS.

School of the Royal Academy in April, 1854. The first picture he exhibited, called "Hope," appeared at the British Institution in 1857, and was purchased by Lord Hough- ton. In the same year two small pictui*es by him were hung at the Eoyal Academy, where he has since regtdarly exhibited. In the spring of 1859 his father died, leaving the young artist entirely to his own resources. He was elected an Asso- ciate of the Boyal Academy in 1868, and a Eoyal Academician June 29, 1876. The principal pictures he has exhibited are "Matilda and " Bethlehem," 1860 ; " Fast-day at the Convent," 1861 ; " A Summer Song," 1862 ; "The Lost Carkanet" and "The War Summons," 1863; "The Flower and the Leaf" and " Say, Ta ! " 1864 ; " The Defence of Lathom House," 1865; "Cla- rissa," 1866, which was also exhi- bited at the Paris International Ex- hibition; "Willow, Willow," "The Country Cousins," "Ten Minutes to Decide," and "The Rose Har- vest," 1867; "Home News" and " The Empty Sleeve," 1868 j " Celia's Harbour" and "Cupid's Curse," 1869; "Fortunes" and "Carry," 1870; "Nausicaa and her Maids," 1871 ; " Lavinia," " An Elopement, A.D. 1790," and "Lucy and Puck," 1872; "The Fountain,^' 1873; "Pot Pourri," "The Nut-Brown Maid" and "Five o'Clock," 1874; "School Eevisited," "The Path by the Eiver," and " On the Banks of the Thames, A.D. 200," in 1875; "Eoses," "My Duty towards my Neighbour," "Violet," and "La- vender," 1876; "Cowslips and " The Lass of Richmond HiU " (his diploma picture), 1877 ; and " Home, Sweet Home," 1878; "Naughty Kitty" and "Alice in Wonder- land," containing portraits of the artist's wife and daughter, 1879; "All that Glitters is not Gold," 1880; "Hen and Chickens," 1881; "Molly," "Sally in our Alley," "Pique," and "A Daughter of Charity," 1882; "Daughters of

Eve" and "Wayside Rest," 1883. "My aim in art," he says, "has always been to paint pictures from the sunny side of English domestic life, and as much as possible to render them cheerful companions to their possessors. The times are so imbued with turmoil and misery^ hard work and utilitarianism, that innocence, joy, and beauty seem to be the most fitting subjects fo ren- der such powers as I possess useful to my fellow-creatures."

LESLIE, Hbnbt David, musical composer, son of John Leslie, born in London, June 18, 1822, and edu- cated at the Palace School, Enfield, commenced his musical studies in 1838, imder the direction of Charles Lucas. He was appointed Hon. Sec. of the Amateur Musical Society of London on its formation in 1847, and from 1855 imtil its dissolution in 1861 was its conductor. In 1856 he founded the choral society known by his name, and is Principal of the College of Music, an institu- tion founded in 1864. He has com- posed "Te Deum" and "Jubilate in D," pubUshed in 1841; "Or- chestral Symphony in F," in 1847 ; Festival Anthem, "Let God Arise," for soprano and tenor solo, double chorus and orchestra, in 1849 ; dramatic overture, "The Templar," in 1852 ; oratorio, " Immanuel," in 1853; operetta, "Romance, or Bold Dick Turpin," and oratorio, "Ju- dith," in 1857; cantata, "Holy- rood," in I860; wedding cantata, "The Daughter of the Isles," in 1861 ; besides various compositions for stringed instruments, and some sixty or seventy single songs, duets, anthems, and pianororte pieces. Mr. Leslie in 1864 composed a romantic opera in three acts.

LESSEPS, VicoMTE Fbbdinand DB, diplomatist and engineer, born at Versailles, Nov. 19, 1805, was appointed, in 1628, A.ttach^ to the French consulate at Lisbon, and after holding various consular offices in Europe and the East, was made Consul at Barcelona in 1842,