Renn. Dickson Hampden, an English bishop and scholar, born in the island of Barbadoes in 1793, died in London, April 23, 1868. He studied at Oriel college, Oxford, graduated in 1813, and became fellow in 1814, tutor in 1828, and public examiner in classics in 1830. He preached the Bampton lectures in 1832, his subject being "The Scholastic Philosophy considered in its relation to Christianity.1' These lectures were regarded as very learned and profound, but of rather suspicious orthodoxy. In 1833 Dr. Hampden was appointed principal of St. Mary's hall, and the next year professor of moral philosophy in the university. Against much opposition, based on the work above named, and his published views as to dissent in England, he was in 1836 appointed regius professor of divinity; and in 1847, notwithstanding increased opposition, on the part mainly of the high Anglican or tractarian party, he was made bishop of Hereford. Besides the Bampton lectures, and the articles on Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates in the "Encyclopaedia Bri-tannica" (collected, "The Fathers of Greek Philosophy," Edinburgh, 1862), his principal works are: " Philosophical Evidence of Christianity" (1827); "Lectures on Moral Philosophy" (1836); "Lecture on Tradition" (1841); "Sermons before the University " (1836 and 1847); and."Life and Writings of Thomas Aquinas," in the " Encyclopaedia Metropolitana."