I. William

William, an English clergyman, born in the isle of Wight about 1805, died at Leachford hall, near Manchester, Nov. 14, 1874. He was the son of a solicitor, was educated at Harrow and Oxford, and became fellow of Exeter college and incumbent of Carisbrook castle chapel, isle of Wight. He was public examiner in the university from 1836 to 1841, and in 1852 was appointed principal of St. Peter's college at Radley. He was a supporter of the tractarian movement. He published "Hora Philologica" and "Conjectures on the Structure of the Greek Language" (1830); "Sacred Thoughts in Verse" (1831; 2d ed., 1842); "Parochial Sermons" (1832); "Christian Morals" (1840; new ed., 1849); "Introduction to the Dialogues of Plato" (1841); "Christian Politics" (1844); "The Agamemnon of AEschylus," translated (1846); literal and rhythmical translations of "The Georgics of Virgil" (1846) and "The Odes and Epodes of Horace" (1850); and "Christian Vestiges of Creation" (1861).

II. Elizabeth Missing

Elizabeth Missing, an English authoress, sister of the preceding, born in the isle of Wight in 1815. Her first publication was "Amy Herbert" (1844), a high church religious novel. Among her later works are: "Gertrude" (1847); "Experience of Life" and "Journal of a Summer Tour on the Continent" (1852); "Katherine Ashton" (1854); "Ivors" (1856); "Ursula, a Tale of Country Life," "Clove Hall," "Earl's Daughter," and "Margaret Percival" (1858); "History of the Early Church" (1859); "Impressions of Rome, Florence, and Turin" (1862); "Isabel Grey" and "The Poor Brother" (1863); "Homely Ballads and Stories in Verse" (1865); "Rose of Cheriton, a Ballad" (1866); and several religious works and histories of Greece and Rome for the young.