Edward Moore, an English poet, born in Abingdon, Berkshire, Aug. 22, 1712, died in London, Feb. 28, 1757. His first poetical work, entitled " Fables for the Female Sex," appeared in 1744. In 1750 he married Miss Hamilton, who secured a place in the royal household.
In 1751 he became editor of "The World," in which his own articles appeared under the pseudonyme of Adam Fitz Adam. He was the author of two comedies, both of which faded. His tragedy of "The Gamester" (1753) achieved popularity, and is still performed.
Edward Newman, an English naturalist, born at Hampstead, May 13, 1801. lie was a printer in London from 1840 to 1869, and published many popular scientific works. His "History of British Perns" (1840), and "The Insect Hunters, or Entomology in Verse" (1858), have passed through several editions. Among his subsequent works "Illustrated Natural History of British Moths" (1869), and "of British Butterflies" (1871)
Edward P Evans., an American scholar and author, born at Remsen, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1833. His father was a Welsh Presbyterian clergyman, who emigrated to the west in 1842. Edward graduated at the university of Michigan in 1854, taught an academy in Hernando, Miss., one year, and then became professor in Carroll college, Waukesha, Wis. From 1858 to 1862 he travelled in Europe, and studied in the universities of Gottingen, Berlin, and Munich. In the autumn of 1862 he became professor of modern languages in the university of Michigan, which position he resigned in 1870 to travel in Europe and collect materials for a history of German literature. He has published translations of Stahr's life of Lessing (2 vols., Boston, 1866) and Coquerel's "First Historical Transformations of Christianity ' (Boston, 1867); Abriss der deutschen Litera-turgeschichte (New York, 1869); and various philosophical articles in periodicals.
Edward Payson, an American clergyman, born in Rindge, lit. H., July 25, 1783, died in Portland, Me., Oct. 22, 1827. He graduated at Harvard college in 1803, and then for three years had charge of an academy in Portland. In 1807 he was licensed to preach, and became associate pastor, and from 1811 till his death was pastor of the Congregational church in Portland. His works, consisting chiefly of sermons and occasional discourses, have been collected, with a memoir by the Rev. Asa Cum-mings, D. D. (3 vols. 8vo, 1846; new ed., 1859).
Edward Pelham Brexton, captain in the British navy, born July 18, 1774, died April 6, 1839. He was on active service during the wars with France, 1793-1815. He wrote a life of the first Earl St. Vincent, and a " Naval History of Great Britain from 1783 to 1822." He founded the "Children's Friend Society".
Edward T Taylor, an American clergyman, born in Richmond, Va., Dec. 25, 1793, died in Boston, April 6, 1871. From 7 to 17 years of age he was a sailor boy. Captured on a privateer in the war of 1812, he was imprisoned at Dartmoor, England, and acted as chaplain to the prisoners. In connection with the New England Methodist conference he began stated labors and continued nine years, till about 1828, when he became chaplain of the Boston seamen's bethel, which post he retained till his death, acquiring a world-wide fame as the eloquent sailors' preacher. For many years he was known as Father Taylor. He visited Europe in 1832, and Palestine in 1842; and ho was chaplain of the Macedonian, sent in 1846 to the relief of the starving poor of Ireland.