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MACKENZIE— MACLAGAN.

" Scot's Church/' KUlucan, Weet- meath, Sept. 14^ 1844 ; and elected Professor of Latin and Greek in Magee College, Derry, July 5, 1865. Dr. Mc'Kee by his linguistic ac- quirements, especially in the de- partment of Oriental literature, has obtained a foremost place among the scholars of the present day. He is the author of the " As- sembly's Shorter Catechism with the proofs, translated into Hebrew and Syriac." In 1864 the president and coxmcil of the Boyal Society of Literature, "in consideration of yarious eminent services rendered to literature," elected him an Honorary Member.

MACKENZIE, The Hon. Albx- AKDBB, M.P., ex-Premier of the Canadian Dominion, was born at Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland, Jan. 28, 1822. He was educated at Pertii and at Dunkeld, after which he emigrated to Canada, and for a time became a con- tractor and btiilder, first at Kings- ton, and latterly at Samia, Pro- vince of Ontario. For some years he edited the Lambton Shield, a Beform journal. He entered Par- liament in 1862 as member for Lambton, and represented that constituency in the Canadian As- sembly xmtil Confederation. In 1867 he was returned to the Domi- nion Parliament, and concurrently represented West Middlesex in the Ontario Legislature during the years 1871-72, holding the office first of Provincial Secretary, and afterwards of Provincial Treasurer. In Oct. of the latter year, he re- signed his representation in the Local House ; and in 1873, on the defeat of the Macdonald Ministry, was called upon to form an Adminis- tration in the Dominion Parliament, and accepted the office of Premier and Minister of Public Works. This post he held until the fall of his Government in 1878. In 1875 he visited the mother country, where he was presented with the freedom of the Scottish towns of

Irvine, Dundee, and Perth. In 1881, on the occasion of a second visit to his native land, he was presented with the freedom of In- verness.

MACLAGAN, The Eight Bjev. William Dalbymple,D.D., Bishop of Lichfield, is son of Mr. David Madagan, M.D., physician to the forces, a distinguished medical officer who served in the Peninsular war. He was born at Edinburgh in 1826, and educated in his native city. In early life he served in the army in India, and retired with the rank of lieutenant in 1852. Then he went through the ordinary uni- versity course at St. Peter's CoUe^, Cambridge (B.A., 1856; M.A., 1860 ; D.D., ^re dignitatis, 1878). He was ord^ed deacon in 1856, and priest in 1857. He served the curacies of St. Saviour, Padding- ton, and St. Stephen, Marylebone, till 1860, when he was appointed Secretary to the London Diocesan Church Building Society, his name having been brought to the notice of Bi&op Tait by the late Bishop Cotton, who had known him in India. In 1865 he was appointed Curate-in-Charge of Enfield, ajid in 1869 Lord Chancellor Hatherley gave him the vicarage of St. Mary^ Newington. When Newington was transferred to Bochester, the Bishop of London, in order to retain Mr. Maclagan in his diocese, promoted him to the vicarage of St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, where he re- mained till 1878, when he was nominated by the Crown, on the recommendation of Lord Beaoons- field, to the Bishopric of Lichfield, which had become vacant by the death of Dr. Selwyn. He was con- secrated in St. Paul's Cathedral, June 24, 1878. Dr. Maclagan has published "The Unspeakable Gift," a sermon, 1858 ; " Will you be Con- firmed ? a Word to the Young : By a London Curate," 1859 and 1869, a tract published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowl^ge; and " The Threefold Work of the