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April 13, 1863); *' Les Diables noirs" (Vaudeville, 1863), a drama in four acts, which, after being in- terdicted by the censorship, was siverely criticised by the press;

    • Le D%el " (Dejazet, April 12,

1861; "Don Quichotte," a fairy piece in three acts (Gymnase, June 25, 1861); "Les Pommes du Voi- sin" (Palais Royal, Oct. 25, 1864) ; " Capitaine Henriot" (Opera-Co- mique, Dec. 26, 1864) ; " Les Vieux Garcjons " (Gymnase, Jan. 21, 1865) ; •' La Famille Benoiton " (Vaude- ville, Nov. 4, 1865); "Nos bons Vill^jeois" (Gymnase, Oct. 3, 1866) ;

    • Maison neuve" (Vaudeville, Dec.

4, 1S66) ; " Seraphine," originally entitled *' La Devote" (Gymnase, Dec. 21, 1868); "Patrie" (Porte- Sivint-Martin, March 18, 1869); "Femande" (Gymnase, March 8, 1870); *'Le Roi Carotte" (GaSt^, Jan. 15, 1872); "Eabagas" (Vau- deville, Jan., 1872), a piece which was supposed to have reference to M. Gambetta ; " Les Merveilleuses " (Theatre des Varieties, 1873) ; "An- drea " (Gymnase, March 17, 1873) ;

    • L'Oncle Sam," a satire on Ameri-

can society (Vaudeville, Nov., 1873) ; " La Haine," a tragedy which was not successful (Galt^, Dec., 1874) ;

  • ' Ferr^ol " (Gymnase, Nov., 1875) ;
    • Dora " a comedy in five acts (Vau-

deville, Jan., 1877) ; and *' Les Bourgeois de Pontarsy " (Vaude- ville, 1878); "Daniel Eochat," a five act comedy (Th^&tre Fran^ais, Feb. 16, 1880); and "Odette," a play in four acts (Vaudeville, Nov., 1881). M. Sardou has realised a princely fortune by bis writings, and has built a splendid cb&teau at Marly-le-Roy. He married, secondly, on June 17, 1872, Made- moiselle Soulier, daughter of the Conservateur of the Museum of Versailles. He was decorated with the Legion of Honour in 1863, and was elected a Member of the French Academy in June, 1877, in succes- sion to M. Joseph Autran. His reception into the French Academy took place May 23, 1878.

SABTOBIS, Mbs. (See Kbmble, Adelaide.)

  • SABTOEIUS, SiK George Rose,

K.C.B., Admiral of the Fleet, eldest son of the late Colonel of Eng^ineeis, J. C. Sartorius, of the E.I.C.'s ser- vice, and of Annabella Rose, grand- daughter of Admiral Harvey, was bom Aug. 9, 1790. At an early age he entered the navy, was present at the battle of Trafalgar, commanded a gunboat at the siege of Cadiz, and was three times mentioned in the Gazette for boating services. When in command of the Slaney, he was present at the surrender of the Em- peror Napoleon, in 1815, to the squadron under the orders of Cap- tain Sir Frederick Maitland, of the Bellerophon, In 1830-31, he was engaged by the Terceira Eegency, acting for the young Queen of Por- tugal, to fit out and take the com- mand of a squadron to act against the usurper, Don Miguel. In this service his efforts were much em- barrassed by a factious opposition ; and owing to this cause, and to the contradictory orders issued from head-quarters, he had a very criti- cal duty to perform. During the continuation of the contest that ensued, a spirit of discontent sprang up among the seamen, who became mutinous in consequence of their arrears of pay being withheld from them. This vexatious state of things was much aggravated by misrepre- sentations to the effect that it was the intention of the admiral to with- draw the ships, and to deprive the seamen of their rights. Indeed, so far did his opponents proceed, as to attempt to seize him on board his own ship. This opened the eyes of the men, and, after much dM- culty and after making many sacri- fices, the admiral succeeded, by ex- ercising great firmness and forbear* ance, in restoring order, and in recovering the goodwill and de- voted attachment of the remaining crews. During the prevalence c3 the mutinous spirit of the seamen, many of them had deserted to the