Charles Robert Cockerell, an English architect, born in London, April 27, 1788, died in 1863. In 1811-12 he excavated, with Baron Haller and others, the ruins of the temple of Jupiter in AEgina, and that of Apollo near Phigalia in Arcadia, the antiquities of the former being transferred to the British museum, and of the latter to the museum of Munich. He also directed many excavations in Italy. In 1840 he became professor of architecture in London, acquiring eminence by his learning and ability, and was made a member of the principal academies of Europe. He was employed as architect by the bank of England, superintending its buildings for more than 20 years. He wrote extensively on ar-chasological subjects, and in 1860 published an account of his excavations.
Charles Robert Maturin, an Irish author, born in Dublin in 1782, died there, Oct. 30, 1824. He was educated at Trinity college, lhiblin, took orders, and became curate of St. Peter in his native city. In 1807 he published "The Iatal Revenge, or the Family of Mon-torio, a novel, which was followed by several other romantic fictions, as "The Milesian Chief," "The Wild Irish Boy," - Women, or Pour et Contre," and "Melmoth the Wanderer. In 1816 his tragedy of "Bertram" was accepted at Drury Lane theatre, through the influence of Lord Byron. He was noted for eloquence in the pulpit. - His son Edward emigrated to America, where he published several poems and tales, among which are: " Montezuma, the Last of the Aztecs;" "Benjamin, the Jew of Granada;" "Eva, or Isles of Life and Death" (1848); and " Bianca, a Tale of Erin and Italy " (1853).
Charles Shirley Brooks, an English author, born at Brill, Oxfordshire, about 1815. He studied law, but devoted himself to literature. Two of his plays, " Our New Governor "and " The Creole," were quite successful. He became a parliamentary reporter on the " Morning Chronicle," and was sent to Turkey, Egypt, and southern Russia to investigate the condition of the laboring classes. His letters from Russia have been issued in book form. In 1855 he published "Aspen Court," which has been followed by the other successful novels, " The Gordian Knot," "The Silver Cord," and "Sooner or Later." He is a keen satirist in prose and verse, and on the death of Mark Lemon, in 1870, he became editor of "Punch," to which he had been an early and frequent contributor, as well as to the "Illustrated London News".
Charles Simeon, an English clergyman, born in Reading, Sept. 24, 1759, died Nov. 13, 1836. He was educated at King's college, Cambridge, and was presented in 1783 to the living of Trinity church, Cambridge, which he held till his death, and was eminently distinguished for devotion to pastoral duty. He published several series of skeleton sermons, forming a commentary upon the whole Bible. They were edited, with his other works, by the Rev. T. H. Home (21 vols., 1832-'3, and many later editions), and his life has been written by the Rev. William Canis (1847).