" Comin' through the Rye/' 1875, which immediately secured immense popularity, and was rapidly trans- lated into more languages than any of Dickens' works. " The Token of the Silver Lily/' a poem, was pub- lished in 1876, and soon sold out ; "Cherry Ripe," Miss Mather's se- cond novel, was published in 1877, and followed in 1878 by "The Land o' the Leal/' and ** As He Comes up the Stair/' which are novelettes. Her third novel, "My Lady Green Sleeves/' appeared in 1879, and was followed in 1881 by "The Story of a Sin." " Sam's Sweetheart/' is the title of a novel which is just issuing from the press, and a sixth three- volume work appeared as the sum- mer number of the Rlustrated London News, Seven years ago Miss Mathers was married to Mr. Henry Reeves, F.R.C.S.E., a well- known surgeon to several large metropolitan hospitals, and author of " Human Morphology," and other surgical and anatomicsJ works.
MATHESON, Gbobgb, D.D., was bom at Glasgow, March 27, 1842, and educated at Glasgow Academy, and the University of Glasgow. He lost his sight in youth, but in spite of this entered the university in preparation for the ministry, and took a leading place in classics, philosophy, and theology; carried off the first prize in the senior divi- sion of logic, and the prize essay for the best specimen of Socratic dia- logue in 1860, took the first prize for moral philosophy in 1861 ; gra- duated M.A. with honours in pMlo- sophy in 1862, and B.D. in 1866. He was licensed to the ministry of the Church of Scotland in 1866 j ap- pointed assistant to Dr. Macduff of Sandyford Church, Glasgow in 1867 j chosen by popular elediion parish minister of Innellan in 1868; re- ceived in 1880 an unanimous call to succeed Dr. Cumming of London, but declined it; appointed Baird lecturer for 1881, and one of the St. Giles' lecturers for 1882. In 1879 ihe University of Edinburgh con-
ferred on him the degree of D.D. In 1874 he published "Aids to the Study of German Theology ; in 1877, "Growth of the Spirit of Chris- tianity," 2 vols, j in 1881 "Natural Elements of Revealed Theology" (Baird lecture); in 1882, "Confu- cianism " (in vol. of St. Giles' lec- tures— "Faiths of the World"); and a devotional volume, " My As- pirations." Dr. Matheson has con- tributed to the CorUemporary, JBri- ti$h Quarterly, Modem Review, Princeton Review, Ewpositor, Good Words and Sunday Magatine.
MATHEW, Thb Hon. Sib Jambs Chablss, Judge of the High Court of Justice, is son of Mr. Charles Mathew, of Lehena House, Cork, by Mary, daughter of Mr. James Hackett, of Cork. He was born at Lehena House, July 10, 1830, and received his education at Trinity College, Dublin, where he was senior moderator and gold medallist in 1850. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in Hilary Term, 1854, having in the previous November obtained an open studentship. Mr. Mathew was a member of the South Eastern circuit, when in March, 1881, he was appointed by the Crown a Judge in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice. Shortly before that time he had acted as a member of the committee on the subject of Costs of Legal Proceedings. His appointment to the bench is one of the few instances of a member of the junior bar being elevated. He was knighted on his promotion and created LL.D., honoris oou8d,by the University of Dublin. He was the third CatiioUc Judge appointed in England since Catholic Emancipa- tion, the two previous ones bemg Mr. Justice Shoe and Mr. Justice Hayes. He married, in 1861,Eli«a- beth, eldest daughter of the BeT. Edwin Biron, vicar of Lympne, Kent.
MATHIEU-BODET, Pibbbb, a French statesman, was born in 1817, and adopted the legal profession.