Emma Catharine Embury, an American authoress, born in New York in 1806, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1863. She was the daughter of Dr. James R. Manley of New York, and was married to Mr. Daniel Embury in 1828. In the same year she published "Guido and other Poems." She frequently contributed to periodicals poems and tales, most of which afterward appeared in a collected form, under the titles of "The Blind Girl and other Tales," "Glimpses of Home Life,11 and "Pictures of Early Life." In 1845 she supplied the letterpress, both prose and verse, to an illustrated gift book entitled "Nature's Gems, or American Wild Flowers,11 and in the succeeding year published a collection of poems called " Love's Token Flowers.11 In 1848 she published "The Waldorf Family, or Grandfather's Legends,11 a fairy tale of Brittany, partly a translation and partly original.
Emma D. E. Nevitt (Southworth), an American authoress, born in Washington, D. C, Dec. 26, 1818. She was married in 1841, and two years later, being thrown upon her own resources, she resorted to her pen for support. She wrote for the "National Era," a newspaper published in Washington, and in 1819 republished from it her first novel, "Retribution." Her later works are very numer-ous, including "The Deserted Wife," "Shan-nondale," "The Curse of Clifton," "The Lost Heiress," "The Discarded Daughter," "Cruel as the Grave," "Tried for her Life," "A Beautiful Fiend " (1873), and "The Spectre Lover" (1875). An edition of her works was published at Philadelphia in 1872, in 35 vols.
Emma Livry, a French dancer, whose real name is Emma Emarot, born in Paris in 1842, died at Neuilly in July, 1863. The daughter of a dancer, she first appeared in 1858 at the opera in Paris as Sylphide, and was regarded as a worthy successor of Taglioni, who travelled from Venice to Paris to witness her performance. On Nov. 15, 1862, at a rehearsal of La muette de Portici, her dress caught fire, and she died after eight months. The government paid the expenses of her funeral, which was attended by a vast concourse of people, and presented to her mother 40,000 francs, besides an annuity of 6,000 francs.
Emmannel Antonio Cicogna, an Italian historian, born in Venice, Jan. 17, 1789, died there, Feb. 22, 1808. He published numerous works relating to the history of Venice, the most important of which is Delle inscrizioni Venczianc raccolte ed illustrate (21 parts).
Emmannele d' Astorga, a Sicilian musical composer, born at Palermo, Dec. 11, 1681, died in Bohemia, Aug. 21, 1736. His father, a Sicilian of rank, in command of a band of mercenary troops, resisted the union of Sicily with Spain; but his soldiers betrayed him, and he was executed in the presence of his wife and son. The former immediately died of grief, and Emmanuele was for a time almost idiotic and helpless. Recovering, he entered a convent at Astorga, from which town he took his surname. Here he speedily developed a remarkable musical talent, and in 1704 became a court musician and composer at Parma. Soon afterward he attached himself to the suite of the emperor Leopold, and after his death in 1705 travelled extensivelv, but at last entered a convent in Bohemia, where he spent the remainder of his life. His principal work is his Stabat Mater, of which the original MS. is preserved in the library of Oxford.