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EOSS-CHUECH— ROSSETTI.

endeavoured to show that the Odyssey must have been written at least three centuries after the " niad." While staying in Edin- burgh in 1839, he published a poem in three cantos^ " Ninian," and in 1882 a drama founded on the tragedy of Lady Jane Grey, entitled "The Earl's Revenge." He has written much in the cheap press, essays in the London JoumaX, 8harpe*8 Magatine, and Eliza Cook's Journal, novelettes in the Family Herald, lives of distinguished print- ers, especially French and Flemish, of the fifteenth and sixteenth cen- turies, in Paper and Print, and in the Decorator, while editing that class publication, memoirs of emi- nent decorative artists. Perhaps his best book is "Tacitus and Brac- ciolini," in which he brings forward evidence tending to &ow that Poggio Bracciolini wrote the Annals of Tacitus.

EOSS-CHURCH, Florence Mabsyat, daughter of the late Capt. Marryat, the well-known novelist, was born at Brighton, Jidy 9, 1837, and educated at home. She was appointed editor of London Society in June, 1872, and has been a large constant contributor to magazines and newspapers. Her works have been republished in America and Germany, and trans- lated into French, German, Rus- sian, and Swedish. Among them are— "Love's Conflict," and "Too Good for Him," 1865; "Woman against Woman," and " For Ever and Ever," 1866 ; "Confessions of Gerald Estcourt," and "Nelly Brooke," 1867; "Girls of Fever- sham," and "Verdique," 1868; " Petronel," 1869 ; " Her Lord and Master," 1870 ; " Prey of the Gods," 1871 ; " Life and Letters of Capt. Marryat," 1872; " Mad Dumaresq," and "No Valentines," 1873; "A Little Stepson," 1877 ; "Her Word against a Lie," 1878 ; " A Moment or Madness, and other Stories," 1883 ; and " Facing the Footlights," 1883.

ROSSETTI, Christina Gbob- aiNA, was born in London, Dec., 1830, and educated at home. Miss Rossetti is the author of "Goblin Market, and other Poems," 1862; " The Prince's Progress, and other Poems," 1866 ; " Commonplace and other Short Stories, in Prose," 1870; "Sing Song, a Nursery Rhyifle- book," 1872; "Speaking Like- nesses," 1874; "Annus Domini; a Prayer for each Day of the Year, founded on a Text of Holy Scrip- ture," 1874 ; " Seek and Find," "A Pageant, and other Poems," 1881 ; and " Called to be Saints."

ROSSETTI, CoNSTANTiNE, poet and revolutionary writer, born at Bucharest, about 1816, after serv- ing in the militia from 1836 tiU 1838, devoted himself to letters. His first attempts were translationa from Byron, Voltaire, and Lamar- tine, and in 1810 he published a collection of songs in the dialect of Roumania, several of which be<»nie popular. He was Chief of the Police of Pitesti in 1842; became Procu- rator at the Civil tribunal of Bucha- rest, which he resigned in 1846, went to reside at Paris, and mar- ried Mary Grant, an English- woman. Though of aristocratic descent, he was early imbued with democratic opinions, and, to the surprise of the Boyards, opened a bookseller's shop in 1846 at Bucha- rest. The same year he was elected a member of the Revolutionaiy Committee of Roumania; was ar- rested by the police, June 9, rescued next day by the people, and re- venged himself on Prince Bibesco, by saving him from the fury of the insurgents. This generous acti<m was greatly applauded by the people, who bore Rossetti in triumph. He was made Chief of the Police at Bucharest, and afterwards Director of the Ministry of the Interior. It was at this time he founded a de- mocratic newspaper, styled the Nur»e of Roumania. In September he was sent to the camp of Fuad Eifendi to protest against the estahUs^-