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work on the Assemblies of the Athenians. He also published a translation^ in English prose, of the plays of -Slschylns (2nd edit. 1871), and of the odes of Pindar (1868), besides a verse translation of the fifth book of Propertius ; and in Greek philosophy, translations, with notes and introductions, of the Philebus and the Theaetetus of Plato, and of the fifth and tenth books of Aristotle's Ethics. Among his minor works are two volumes of sayings and anecdotes from the Greek prose writers, entitled " Greek Wit," a pamphlet on "Religious Tests and National Universities," another on " The Proposed Changes in the Classical Tripos," a transla- tion of Milton's Lycidas into Latin hexameter verse, several contribu- tions to the " Transactions" of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, and the Journal of Philology, many articles and classical reviews in various quarterly and other periodi- cals, two Latin pamphlets, Ho- merus PericUs letate quinam habitus sit, quBBritur," and "Homeri quae nunc extant in reliquis cycli car- minibus antiquiora jure habita sint," and an essay on "Quintus Smymaeus and the 'Homer' of the Tragic Poets," the object of the two last being to call in question the alleged antiquity of our existing Homeric texts, which he considers to have been extensively remodelled and enlarged by rhapsodists of the age of Pericles. Li confinnation of this view he pointed out in separate publications, "On Post-Epic or Imitative Words in Homer," and " Bibliographia GrsBca, an Inquiry into the Date and Origin of Book- writing among the Greeks," first, that our present texts of Homer are an artificial language, full of com- parative modernisms ; secondly, that the multiplying copies of books by transcription was very much later than was commonly believed with- out any evidence. He also pub- lished, for the Cambridge Philolo- gical Society, a collation of a MS.

of the 14th century, with the text of the "De Falsa Legatione" of Demosthenes. Mr. Paley has twice held the office of Classical Examiner in the University of London, twice for the Classical Tripos at Cam- bridge, and has acted several times in that capacity for the Civil Ser- vice Commission. He was one of the original and most energetic mem- bers of the Cambridge Camden Society, and as its secretary for several years took an active part in the general movement then com- mencing for the restoration of parish churches, and the improvement of church architecture. In further- ance of these views, he wrote, in addition to many contributions to the Eccleaiologist and other serials, an introduction to " Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts," "The Church Restorers, a Tale," "Ecdesiolo- gists* Guide to Churches near Cambridge," published in 1844; "Manual of Gothic Architecture," in 1846 ; " Manual of Gothic Mould- ings in 1847 (fourth edit. 1877) '* Re- marks on the Architecture of Peterborough Cathedral" (2nd edit. 1856); "Architectural Notes on Cartmel Priory Church " (2nd edit. 1872); and "Notes on Twenty Parish Churches round Peterbo- rough," in 1860. He made some contributions to botany in " A Few Words on Wheat-ears," " The Flora of Dover," and "The Flora of Peter- borough," with introductions.

PALGRAVE, Francis Titbneb, eldest son of Uie late Sir Francis Palgrave, born Sept. 28, 1824, was educated at the Charterhouse and at Balliol College, Oxford, of which he was scholar, and where he took his degree of M.A., and was elected to a Fellowship at Exeter College. He was for five years Vice-Principal of the Training College for School- masters at Eneller Hall, was after- wards appointed to the post in the educational department of the Privy Council, and for some years was private secretary to Earl Gran- ville. He has published "Idylls