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PLUMPTEE— PLUNKET.

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pitaJ; and Madame Sainton Dolby's Vocal Academy. His lectures at King's College have been published. He has also written articles in various periodical publications on the " Music of Speech/' and other subjects connected with elocution ; and published his first work, " Ox- ford Lectures on Elocution," in 1860. Mr. Plumptre is the elder brother of the Dean of Wells.

PLUMPTRE, The Vbbt Eev. Edward Hayes, D.D., Dean of Wells, born Aug. 6, 1821, was scholar of University College, Ox- ford, where he graduated B.A. (double first-class) in 1844, and M.A. in 1847. He became a PeUow of Brasenose College in 1844. He was appointed Chaplain at King's College, London, in 1847, Professor of Pastoral Theology there in 1853, Prebendary of St. Paul's in 1863, and Professor of the Exegesis of the New Testament in 1864. He was assistant Preacher at Lincoln's Inn from 1851 till 1858, Select Preacher at Oxford 1851-3, 1864-6, and 1872-3, and Boyle Lecturer in 1866-7. In 1869 he was presented by the Arch- bishop of Canterbury to the rectory of Pluckley, in Kent, and in 1873 he became, by exchange with the Kev. E. J. Selwyn, vicar of Bickley, in that county. Mr. Plumptre was for foiu: years (1869-74) one of the Old Testament Company of the Committee of Revisers of the Authorised Version of the Bible appointed by Convocation. He was Grinfield Lecturer on the Septua- gint at Oxford, 1872-4 ; Examiner in the School of Theology at Oxford, 1872-3; and Principal of Queen's College, Harley Street, 1875-7. He was installed Dean of Wells, in succession to the late Dean John- son, Dec. 21, 1881. In 1875 he received the honorary degree of D.D. from the University of Glas- gow. He has written "King's College Sermons," 1859 ; "Lazarus, and other Poems," 1864 j " Master and Scholar, &c.. Poems," and '* Sermons on Theology and Life/*

1866 ; " Christ and Christendom." the Boyle Lectures for 1866, pub- lished in 1867; "Translation of Sophocles," 1866 ; " iEschylus," 1870; "BibUcal Studies," 1870, 2nd edit. 1873 ; " Respice, Aspice, Prospice, and the Law of Progress in Theology," 1876 ; " St. Paul in Asia Minor and at the Syrian Antioch," 1877 ; " A popular expo- sition of the Epistles to the Seven Churches of Asia," 1877; Notes on the Book of Proverbs, in the " Speaker's Commentary ; " papers in the Bible Educator, of which he was editor ; and not^ on the first three Gospels, in Bishep Ellicott's "New Testament Commentary for English readers." He has also contributed articles to Dr. Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, the* Quar- terly, Edinburgh, and Contemporary Reviews, the Expositor, Oood Words, and the Sunday Magazine.

PLUNKET, The Right Hon. David Robert, M.P., Q.C., LL.D., is the fourth son of the third Lord Plunket, and consequently a grand- son of the first Lord Plunket, the great orator and lawyer, who held the Great Seal in Ireland from 1830 to 1834 and again from 1835 to 1841. He was born Dec. 3, 1838, and was educated at Trinity Col- lege, Dublin, where he took his Bachelor's degree in 1859. He was called to the Irish bar in 1862, and in 1868 was appointed "Law Ad- viser to the Castle at Dublin." He was nominated a Q.C. in 1868. He was elected M.P. for the University of Dublin in the Conservative interest in 1870, when he succeeded to the vacancy caused by the retire- ment of Mr. Anthony Lefroy. Mr. Plunket was Solicitor-General for Ireland from Dec, 1874, to March, 1877. He was Paymaster-General for a few weeks in 1880, when he was added to the Privy Council.

PLUNKET (Lobd). The Most Rev. William Conynoham Plun- ket, Bishop of Meath, second son of the thiird Lord Plunket, by Charlotte, daughter of the late