Samuel Roffey Maitland, an English clergyman, born in London in 1792, died at Lambeth palace, London, Jan. 19, 1866. He graduated at Trinitv college, Cambridge, studied law. and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple. He afterward studied theology, took orders in 1821, and became perpetual curate of Christ's church, Gloucester. He resigned this charge in 1830, and thereafter turned his special attention to literature. In 1838 he was appointed librarian to Dr. Howley, archbishop of Canterbury, and keeper of the Lambeth manuscripts which office he hold till the death of the archbishop in 1848. He was for several years editor of the "British Magazine," to which he contributed a largo number of valuable essays and dissertations, chiefly on subjects of prophecy and its right interpretation, church history, criticism, etc. His principal works aro: "An Inquiry into the Grounds on which the Prophetic Period of Daniel and St. John has been supposed to consist of 1200 years" (1826); " Letters on the Voluntary System" (1837); "The Dark Ages, being a series Essays intended to illustrate the state of Religion and Literature in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Centuries" (1844; 3d ed., 1853); "Essays on the Reformation in England" (1849); and " Eruvin, or Miscellaneous Essays on Subjects connected with the Nature, History, and Destiny of Man" (1850). He also prepared an "Index of such English Books printed before the year MDO. as are now in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth," which was printed, but not published.