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MOLESWOETH—MOLTKil.

Nevertheless she elected, we are gravely told by her biographer, either to sncoeed on the American stage or to destroy herself, and having chosen the "lovely spot" on the seashore where, in the case of failure, she would end her days, she proceeded to take lessons in English. After six months of study, she actually made her ap- pearance, in Aug., 1877, in an Eng- lish version of Adrienne Lecou- vreur " at a theatre in San Fran- cisco. She won the American public almost immediately, and achieved various triumphs on the other side of the Atlantic, and also in England.

MOLES WORTH, Guilford Lindsay, civil engineer, son of the Bev. John Edward Nassau Moles- worth, D.D., vicar of Eochdale, was born at Millbrook, Hants, in 1828; educated at the college of Civil Engineers, Putnev, afterwards served an apprenticeship to civil engineering under Mr. Dockray on the London and North - Western Railway, and also in mechanical engineering under Sir William Fairbaim at Manchester. Subse- quently he was employed in various railway and other engineering works in connection with iron-works in South Wales. In 1852 he was chief assistant • engineer on the London, Brighton, and South Coast Bailway, wmch he left in order to superintend the construction of buildings and machinery in the Boyal Arsenal at Woolwidi during the Crimean war. Afterwards he practised as a Consulting Engineer in London for some years. In 1858 the Institution of Civil Engineers awarded to him the " Watt" Medal and the " Manby " premium, for a paper read before the Institution on the subject of "Conversion of Wood by Machinery." In 1859 he went out to the Ceylon railway as mechanical and locomotive engi- neer, and he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Ceylon Govern- ment railway in 1862 j Director-

General of the railway in 1865; Director of Public Works in 1867 ; and Consulting Engineer to the Government of India in 1871. His " Pocket-book of Engineering For- mula " passed through six editions in the first year, and is now a standard work in Uie profession.

MOLESWORTH, The Eiv. William Nassau, M.A., son of the Bev. John Edward Nassau Moles- worth, D.D., was born at Millbrook, near Southampton, Nov. 8, 1816, and educated at the King's School, Canterbury, and at St. John's and Pembroke Colleges, Cambridge, graduating, as a member of tiie latter, B.A. in 1839, and M.A. in 1842. Taking orders, he became incumbent of St. Andrew's, Man- chester, in 1841, and vicar of St. Clement Spot and Bochdale, in 1844. Mr. Molesworth's works are : "An Essay on the Religious Im- portance of Secular Instruction," 1857 J "Plain Lectures on Astro- nomy;" "England and France," 1860, being a prize essay on the imx)ortanoe of a dose alliance be- tween the two countries ; of which Lords Brougham, Clarendon, and Shaftesbury were the adjudicators. " A History of the Beform Bill of 1832," 18W, 2nd edition 1865; "A New System of Moral Philosophy," 1867 ; " Prize Essay on Education," 1867 ; and " The History of Eng- land from the year 1830," 3 vols. 1871-73. An abridged edition, in one volume, was published in 1877. His "History of the Church of England from. the year 1660 " was published in 1882. Mr. Molesworth has taken a warm and active inte- rest in many social questions, and especially in the co-operative move- ment, which he supported at a time when it was very unpopular, and with which he was connected almost from its commencement. He is a strong supporter of the Liberal party.

MOLTKE, Hbllmxjth, Count Von, Chief Marshal of the German Empire, Chief of the General Staffj