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members in Parliament of the boron^h of Galway, on Indepen- dent principles, in July, 1865, hav- ing polled 90 per cent, of the electors ; was subsequently twice re-elected without opposiUon, on his appointmentas Solicitor-General for Ireland (July, 1866), and as At- torney- C^eral (Nov., 1866), in Lord Derby's Government ; and re- tained the seat until he was raised to the bench, as one of the judges of the Common Pleas in Ireland, in March, 1867, when he was succeeded in the representation of Galway by his brother. He served as a mem- ber of the Boyal Commission to in- quire into Primary Education in Ireland in 1868, 1869, and 1870 ; and became a Commissioner of National Edacation in 1868.

MOEEIS, Philip Eichabd, A.B.A., was born at Devonport, Dec. 4, 1838. The son of an engi- neer and ironfounder, he pursued his early artistic studies in the hours won with some difficulty from the working day. He owed his first regular training to Mr. Hol- man Htmt, and by the advice of that eminent artist, studied the Elgin Marbles at the British Mu- setmi. He next entered the schools of the Eoyal Academy, where his first success was made by gaining the silver medal for the best draw- ing from the life. In the following year he achieved double honours by obtaining the silver medal for the best painting from the nude figure, and a second similar prize for the best painting from the dressed figure. In 1858 he won the gold medal for the best historical pic- ture, the subject being " The Good Samaritan," and subsequently com- peted successively for the Travel- ling Studentship. While he was yet a student in the schools of the Eoyal Academy his &^ publicly exhibited picture appeared on its walls under the title of " Peaceful Days," since when Mr. Morris's work has become celebrated for a certain tender and poetic rendering

of scenes of humble life, and a peculiarly delicate management of colour. Among his best Imown pic- tures are "llie Shadow of the Cross," "Prison Fare," and the large picture of a " Procession at Dieppe," exhibited in 1877. Mr. Morris was elected an Associate of the Eoyal Academy, June 18, 1877. MOEEIS, The Ebv. Eichabd, M.A., LL.D., was born Sept. 8, 1833, at Bermondsey, Southwark, and educated at St. John's College, Battersea. He was appointed lec- turer on the English language and literature in King's College School (Modem Department) in April, 1869; ordained by the Bishop of Winchester, and licensed as curate of Christ Church, Camberwell, on Triniiy Sunday, 1871. He was created Doctor of Laws in 1870 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Morris is a Member of the Council of the Philological and Early Eng- lish Text Societies. He was elected President of the Philological Society in 1874, and in the same year re- ceived the honorary degree of M.A. from the University of Oxford. In July, 1876, he was elected head master of the Eoyal Masonic Insti- tution for Boys. His works are : — " The Etymology of Local Names," 1857 ; " Specimens of Early Eng- Hsh," 1867 J and "Historical Out- lines of English Accidence," 1872 ; " Elementary Lessons in Historical English Grammar," 1874 j and " Primer of English Grammar," 1875. He is also the editor of "Liber Cure Cocorum," 1862; " Hampole's Pricke of Conscience," 1863 ; •' Early English Alliterative Poems," 1864 ; " Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight," 1864; "The Story of Genesis and Exodus," 1865; "The Ayenbite of Inwyt," 1866; "Old English Homilies," 1867-68 ; " Chaucer's Boethius," 1868 ; " Legends of the Holy Eood," 1871; "An Old English Miscel- lany," 1872 ; " Old English Homi- lies " (second series), 1873 ; "Cursor Mundi," 1874-75 ; " Chaucer's Poeti-