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duce reforms. His Highness is an excellent English scholar, and speaks the language as fluently as his own.

BARROT, Victorin Ferdinand, a brother of the late M. Odilon Barrot, and an advocate by profession, born at Paris, Jan. 10, 1806. became a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1845. He first attracted attention by his skill in dealing with the affairs of Algeria; and on the fall of Louis Philippe, in 1848, was elected to represent that colony in the Constituent Assembly. Having acted as counsel for Louis Napoleon in the legal proceedings that arose from the attempts upon Strasburg and Boulogne, that prince, on his election to the Presidency, made him his secretary, and he acted as one of his ministers from October, 1849, to March, 1850. He was then appointed Ambassador at Turin, a post he held till the famous coup d'état, which inaugurated the Second Empire. Under the new régime, he was successively appointed a Councillor of State and a Senator, but he did not take a very prominent part in either capacity. M. Ferdinand Barrot was made Commander of the Legion of Honour, Dec. 8, 1852, and Grand Referendary of the French Senate in Jan. 1867. The events of Sept. 1870 caused him to disappear from the political arena, but he came forward as the official and Bonapartist candidate for the arrondissement of Courbevoie in 1877, when he was defeated by the Republican candidate, M. Emile Deschanel. At the close of the same year, however, he was chosen a Senator for life, in the place of M. Pierre Lanfrey.

BARRY, The Rev. Alfred. D.D., D.C.L., second son of the late eminent architect, Sir Charles Barry, born in 1826, was educated at King's College, London, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. as fourth Wrangler, second Smith's prizeman, and seventh in the first class of the Classical Tripos in 1848, obtaining a fellowship in the same year. Dr. Barry, who was ordained in 1850, was from 1851 to 1854 Sub-Warden of Trinity College, Glenalmond; and subsequently held from 1854 to 1862 the Head Mastership of the Grammar School at Leeds, which he raised to a very high position by his energy and ability; and in 1862 he was appointed to the Principalship of Cheltenham College. In 1868 he became Principal of King's College, London; in 1869 Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Bath and Wells; in 1871 a Canon of Worcester; in 1875 Honorary Chaplain, and in 1880 Chaplain in Ordinary, to the Queen; and in 1881 Canon of Westminster. He was also a member of the London School Board from 1871 to 1877. Dr. Barry is the author of an "Introduction to the Old Testament," "Notes on the Gospels," "Life of Sir C. Barry, R.A.," "Cheltenham College Sermons," "Sermons for Boys," "Notes on the Catechism," "Religion for Every Day: Lectures to Men," 1873, "What is Natural Theology?" the Boyle Lectures for 1876.

BARRY, The Right Hon. Charles Robert, born at Limerick, in 1834, received his academical education at Trinity College, Dublin, was called to the Irish bar in 1845, was made a Queen's Counsel in 1849, and was the first Crown Prosecutor in Dublin from 1859 to 1865. Mr. Barry was law adviser to the Crown from 1865 to 1869, during which period he represented Dungarvan in the House of Commons. He was appointed Solicitor-General for Ireland in 1869 and Attorney-General in Jan., 1870, succeeding, in the latter office, Mr. Sullivan, who had been appointed Master of the Rolls in Ireland. In Dec., 1871, he was appointed a Judge of the Queen's Bench in Ireland, in the room of the Right Hon. John George, deceased. In