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to this rising star. The youth and genius of the young artiste being just what Meyerbeer had long looked for in vain, induced him to secure her services for three years at Berlin, where he gave her the ad- vantage of his advice and tuition. In the Prussian capital Mdlle. Lucca met with her usual success, which so rapidly increased that an engage- ment was offered her at the Imperial Academy of Music at 'Paris. This she refused, notwithstanding the urgent entreaty of her gifted friend and teacher that she should accept it. At his instigation, however, she entered into an engagement with Mr. Gye to appear at the Royal Italian Opera in London, in 1863, and carried all before her. Being dissatisfied with the terms of her engagement she suddenly left Lon- don, assigning as a reason for her singular conduct that " the Thames did not agree with her." On the production of Meyerbeer's " L' Af ri- caine " at Covent Garden, in 1865, she was induced to return, and she subsequently shared the honours of that establishment with Mdlle. Ade- lina Patti. In Nov., 1865, she be- came the wife of Baron von Eohden, and is still the prima donna assoluta of the Berlin Hof-opera Theatre, dividing her time between that capital and London. Her husband was slain in the war between France and Prussia in 1870.

LUCY, Henry W., born at Crosby, near Liverpool, Dec. 5, 1845 ; was apprenticed to a Liverpool mer- chant ; joined the staff of the Shrews- bury Chronicle as chief reporter in 1864 ; in 1869 went to Paris to attend lectures at the Sorbonne; in Jan., 1870, returned to London to join the staff of the morning edition of the Pall Mall Gazette ; and in Oct., 1873, joined the Daily News as special correspondent, chief of the Gallery Staff and writer of the Par- liamentary Summary. Mr. Lucy is the author of " A Handbook of Par- liamentary Procedure ;" and "Men and Manner in Parliament." He

is a frequent contributor to London and American periodical literature. In 1882 his first novel, "Gideon Fleyce," was published. On the death of Mr. Tom Taylor, who, in succession to Mr. Shirley Brooks, had written the " Essence of Par- liament *' for Punch, Mr. Lucy was invited to continue the work. This he did in a new style, now familiar as "The Diary of Toby, M.P." Mr. Lucy is also understood to contri- bute to the Observer the series of articles which appear weekly during * the Parliamentary session, under the title " From the Cross Benches." As special correspondent of the Daily News, Mr. Lucy accompanied the Princess Louise and the Mar- quis of Lome on their first visit to Canada on the appointment of the Marquis to the Governor-General- ship. In 1878 his letters to the Daily News, describing the condi- tion of the people in South Wales owing to the strike, resulted in a public subscription, which in the course of three weeks amounted to over £10,000 in cash, in addition to many gifts in kind. With a por- tion of the money the rector of Merthyr was enabled to feed daily for seventeen weeks 5,000 children. LUGARD, The Right Hon. Sib Edwabd, G.C.B., son of Capt. John Lugard, born at Chelsea in 1810, was educated at the Military Col- lege, Sandhurst, and having entered the army in 1828, proceeded to India, where he served with dis- tinction for many years. During the Afghan war of 1842, he was Brigade-Major to the fourth Bri- gade ; and during the Sikh war of 1845-46, Assistant Adjutant-General of the first division. Throughout the Punjaub campaigns of 1848-9, he was Adjutant-General to the Queen's forces, for which services he was made a C.B. and Aide-de- Camp to the Queen. He was made K.C.B. for his services as chief of the staff in the Persian expedition of 1856-7, and was appointed Adju- tant-General in India at the close

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