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is he who has created a growing appetite for the performances of operas in English, and who has, moreover, fostered the compositions of English musicians. The result of this is great activity among English composers who, stimulated by Mr. Rosa's efforts, are having a race in writing such works, and are repaid for their pains by finding a home for their musical inventions. Operas like Mr. Goring Thomas's " Esmeralda,'* and Mackenzie's "Colomba," are a credit to Eng- land, and have already met with merited success on the Continent.

ROSCOE, Henry Enfield, F.R.S., LL.D., born Jan. 7, 1833, in London, is grandson of William Roscoe, Esq., of Liverpool, and son of Henry Roscoe, Esq.,barrister-at- law. He was educated at Liverpool High School, University CoUege, London, and Heidelberg. (B.A., London, 1852) ; was appointed Pro- fessor of Chemistry at Owens College, Victoria University, Man- chester, in 1858 ; elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 18G3 ; and received the Royal Medal of that Society, in 1873, "for his chemical researches, more especially for his investigations of the chemical action of light, and of the combinations of Vanadium." Professor Roscoe has published several series of investi- gations on the Measurement of the Chemical Action of Light in con- junction with Professor Bunsen, of Heidelberg, and is author of many papers in the Philosophical Trans- actions and scientific journals on other subjects ; also of '• Lessons in Elementary Chemistry," since transhited into German, Russian, Hungarian, and Italian, and repub- lished in America; "Lectures on Spectrum Analysis,** 1869, 5th edit. 1878; and, conjointly with Profes- sor Schorlemmer, P.R.S., of a " Treatise on Chemistry," 3 vols., 1877-82, in which the faots and principles of the science are more fully expounded than in the smaller work. The University of Dublin

conferred upon him the honorary degree of LL.D. in 1878. He is joint editor with Professors Huxley and Balfour Stewart of Macmillan's Science Primer Series, and author of the " Chemistry Primer." He is Examiner in Chemistry to the Science and Art Department. In 1880 he was elected President- of theT?hemical Society of London ; and in 1882, President of the Lite- rary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, and a member of the Royal Commission on Technical Instruction.

ROSE, Sib John, Bart, G.C.M.G., son of Mr. William Rose by his marriage with Miss Elizabeth Fyfe, was born in Aberdeenshire in 1^20. i He received his education at King's I College, Aberdeen, after which be proceeded to Canada, and was called I to the bar there in 18 U). He was made a Queen's Coimsel in 1849; Solicitor-General in 1859 ; repre- sented Montreal in the Parliament of Canada from 1859 to 1869; and held successively the offices of Minister of Public Works, Receiver- General, and Minister of Finance of Canada; was Commissioner for Great Britain under the treaty for the settlement of claims against the United States arising out of the Oregon treaty ; became a mt m- ber of the Queen's Privy Council i or Canada in 1867 ; and was nominated a K.C.M.G. Jan. 18, 1870. He was created a baronet in Aug., 1872; and was nominated G.C.M.G. Oct. 29, 1878, in recognition of his ser- vices as Executive Commissioner of Canada at the Paris Exposition, and Member of the Finance Com- mittee. Since 1869 he has been a resident of London, and through the banking-house of Messrs. Mor- ton, Rose & Co., in which he is a partner, has acted as a financial agent of the Dominion Government, and rendered Canada many impor- tant services.

ROSEBERY (Earl op), Thk Right Hon. Archibald Phtltp Primrose, son of the late Archibald