Charles W March, an American author, born in Portsmouth, N. H., Dec. 15, 1815, died in Alexandria, Egypt, Jan. 24, 1804. He graduated at Harvard college in 1837, studied law, practised in Portsmouth, and was a member of the state legislature. Removing to New York, he became a writer for the "Tribune" and the " Times," and correspondent of the Boston " Courier." He was for some time vice consul at Cairo. He published " Daniel Webster and his Contemporaries, or Reminiscences of Congress " (New York, 1850), and " Sketches and Adventures in Madeira, Portugal, and the An-dalusias of Spain " (1850).
Charles Watson Wentworth Rockingham, marquis of, an English statesman, born May 13, 1730, died July 1, 1782. Distinguished by wealth and character, he succeeded in 1765 George Grenville as first lord of the treasury and premier, and henceforth was the leader of the liberal branch of the aristocracy. Although his ministry contained members who had voted against the passage of the stamp act, it did not undertake to repeal it, but made preparations to execute it in all the colonies; but this proving impracticable, the repeal took place in March, 1766, accompanied by an act declaring the supreme power of parliament over America in all respects. Rockingham retired from the premiership on July 12, but resumed it in March, 1782, on the resignation of Lord North.
Charles West Cope, an English painter, born in Leeds in 1811. He is the son of an artist, studied in the royal academy, and in 1831 exhibited his first picture, the "Holy Family," which was purchased by Mr. Beckford. In 1843 his cartoon of the "First Trial by Jury " gained a prize of £300 in the Westminster hall competition; and in the succeeding year he obtained a commission to paint one of the six frescoes for the new house of lords. In 1844 he was elected an associate, and in 1848 a member of the royal academy. He also received commissions to execute additional designs for the new palace, illustrative of incidents in the history of England. His eight frescoes in the peer's corridor illustrate the historical incidents of the reign of Charles I.
Among his later productions are: "Parting of Lord and Lady Russell" (1861), "Convalescent," and "Scholar's Mate" (1862). He is equally successful in painting historical and domestic scenes.
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Charles Wolfe, a British poet, born in Dublin, Dec. 14, 1791, died in Cork, Feb. 21,1823. He graduated at Trinity college, Dublin, in 1814, was a tutor there, took orders in 1817, and was a curate at Ballyclog and afterward at Donoughmore, county Tyrone. After visiting the south of France in the pursuit of health, he died of consumption. His literary "Remains," with a memoir, was published in 1825 by Archdeacon Russell. His best known production is his celebrated ode on the burial of Sir John Moore.