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MAESHALIr— MABSTON.

(Lyceum Theatre, 1870); "Q. E. D./' a comedietta (Feb. 12, 1871, at the opening of the new Court Theatre) ; "False Shame" (Globe, Nov., 1872), an original comedy in three acts, which achieved a re- markable success, and has been received in America and in various towns of the United Kingdom witJi great favour. Since tlus he has produced "Brighton," a comedy in four acts founded on Howard's " Saratoga *' (played 300 nights in London) { and, in conjunction with W. H. Wills, "Cora," founded on Adolphe Belot's "Article 47"; "Biom," a romantic opera; and " Lola," a comic opera in two acts, the music by Signer Antonio Orsini of Naples. In 1875 he pub- lished " A Study of Hamlet," the first of a projected series of Shak- sperian sbudies. His comedy, " Family Honour," was brought out at the Aquarium Theatre, May 18, 1878. Mr. MarshaU has since completed for Mr. Henry Irving a dinma in four acts founded on the story of " Bobert Emmet," the production of which has been deferred on account of the state of Irish politics.

MARSHALL, William Oaldsb, B.A., sculptor, born in 1813, at Edinburgh, where he was educated, and for some years practised his art, studied in London under Ohantrey and Bailey, and in 1836 visited Some. He &r8t exhibited at the Boyal Academy in 1885, took up his residence in London per- manently in 1889, was elected an Associate of the Scottish Academy in 1842, of the KoyaJ Academy in 1844, and B.A. in 1852. Mr. Mar- shall, who is one of the few who have resisted the attractions of the more lucrative branch of his art — portrait-busts — devoted his skill as a modeller of the figure to poetic sculpture. From the Art Union he has received many commissions for ideal works. "The Broken Pitcher," in 1842 ; "Rebecca," and other models in plaster, were

selected by Art Union prize-holders; and a reduction of the "First Whisper of Love," in 1846, was chosen by the holder of the MSOO prize. The "Dancing (Jirl Re- posing" obtained the Art Union premium of ^£500, reduced copies in parian being distributed among the subscribers ; and his " Sabrina," executed in 1847, is well known from the i>orcelain statuette issued by Copeland. Mr. Marshall was one of the three sculptors employed for the new Houses of Parliament, for which he executed the statues of Lord Clarendon and Lord Somers and has been selected for important statues erected by public subscrip- tion, — ^that in bronze of Sir B. Peel at Manchester, and those of Jenner and Campbell. Jenner's statue, to which there were many foreign subscribers, erected in Trafalgar Square, was afterwards removed to Kensington Gardens. In 1857 Mr. Marsluul obtained the first prize of JB700 for a design for a national monument to tiie late Duke of Wellington, and he is executing in marble part of a series of b^si- rilievi for the chapel in St. Paul's Cathedral, in which that monument has been placed. Among other public wor^ on which he has been engaged is a bronze statue of Crompton, the inventor of the mule spinning madiine,erected in Bolton; a statue in marble of Sir Cheorge Grey, late Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, placed in Cape Town ; and a statue of James, seventh Earl of Derby, for the spot on which that nobleman was executed at Bolton. Mr. Marshall was a member of the Royal Commission appointed to represent British and colonial exhibitors at the Inter- national Exhibition held at Paris in 1878, and, in recognition of his services, he was nominated a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. MARSTON, Westland, LL.D., poet and dramatist, was born at Boston, Lincolnshire, Jan. 80, 1820. Having been articled to his unde.