Description : Excerpt from The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography, Vol. 2: A Series of Original Memoirs of Distinguished Men, of All Ages and All Nations Dallas, rev. Alexander robert charles, son of Robert Charles Dallas, entered when young the British army, served through the Peninsular war, and was present at Waterloo. Of his Peninsular experiences there survives a literary memorial (which has escaped the notice of even the industrious Alibone) - Felix Alvarez, or Manners in Spain, containing descriptive accounts of some of the prominent events of the late Peninsular war - published in 1818, and dedicated to the late Lord Lyne doch. After Waterloo, Mr. Dallas entered the church, and we find him, in 1824, vicar of Wooburn in Berkshire, a party to the negotiations and litigation which preceded his publication of his father's posthumous Recollections of Lord Byron. The executors and relatives of the poet objected to the publication of certain portions of Lord Byron's correspondence. The latter were accordingly suppressed in England, but appeared at Paris in 1825, with a curious preliminary statement by the reverend editor. In 1828, Mr. Dallas was appointed by the newly-made bishop of Winchester to the rectory of Wonston, Andover, Hants, which he still holds. Mr. Dallas is a prominent member of the evangelical party in the church, and has been a most prolific contributor to theological literature. He has also taken a very active part in the establishment of protestant missions and of charitable, educational, and industrial institutions, under protes tant auspices, in the west of Ireland, especially in the district of Connemara, and Galway county generally. An interesting account of some of his Irish efforts during and after the famine will be found in his Castlederg, London, 1849. - F. E. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Description : Once considered the largest and most extensive source of biographies in the English language, The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology contains information on nearly every historical figure, notable name, and important subject of mythology from throughout the world prior to the 20th century. Spanning all fields of human effort-from literature and the arts to philosophy and science-and touching on topics from multiple areas of mythological study, including Norse, Greek, and Roman, this extraordinary reference guide continues to be one of the most thorough and accurate collections of biographical data ever created. Combining mythological and biographical entries into a single, comprehensive list, and incorporating a unique system of indicating pronunciation and orthography, The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology offers readers an unparalleled record of historically significant identities, from the obscure and forgotten newsmakers of yesteryear to the highly celebrated shapers of history that remain influential today. Volume IV (PRO-ZYP) of this exquisite four-volume set includes information on such names as Roman critic and teacher of rhetoric Quintilian, Sir Walter Raleigh, Italian painter Raphael, Socrates, English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray, Ulysses, Leonardo da Vinci, Latin poet Virgil, American inventor Eli Whitney, Xerxes, Mormon priest Brigham Young, and Zeus, as well as sections dedicated to Christian names and disputed or doubtful pronunciations. JOSEPH THOMAS (1811-1891) also wrote A Comprehensive Medical Dictionary, various pronouncing vocabularies of biographical and geographical names, and a system of pronunciation for Lippincott's Pronouncing Gazetteer of the World.