Frederick Locker, an English poet, born at Greenwich hospital in 1824. His father, Edward Hawe Locker, was a civil commissioner of Greenwich hospital, and author of several biographies of naval officers. Frederick began writing comparatively late in life, and for a long time was unappreciated by the conductors of newspapers and periodicals. Several of his poems, especially " A Nice Correspondent," "My Neighbor Rose," "Lines on a Human Skull," and " My Grandmother," have been very widely copied. These and other similar verses were gathered in a small volume entitled " London Lyrics " (1857), of which five editions have been published in London and one in America. Locker has also edited " Lyra Elegantiarum " (London, 18G7), a collection of English vers de societe, with an introductory essay on that kind of poetry.
Frederick Metcalfe, an English clergyman, born in 1817. He graduated at St. John's college, Cambridge, in 1838, and subsequently was elected a fellow of Lincoln college, Oxford. In 1848 he became head master of Brighton college. He has published " The Oxonian in Norway" (2 vols., 1850); "The Oxonian in Thelemarken" (2 vols., 1858); "History of German Literature'1 (1858); and " The Oxonian in Iceland " (1801). He has adapted from the German of A. Becker sketches from the domestic life of the ancient Romans and Greeks, under the titles "Gallus " (1844; 2d ed., 1853) and "Charicles" (1845; 2d ed., 1854).
Frederick Oakeley, an English clergyman, born in Shrewsbury, Sept. 5, 1802. He graduated at Oxford in 1824, became a fellow of Balliol college in 1825, prebendary of Lichfield in 1832, chaplain to Lord Stanhope in 1834, and Whitehall preacher for Oxford in 1837. In 1845 he became a Roman Catholic, and in due time was ordained priest and appointed missionary rector of St. John's, Islington, and in 1852 canon of Westminster. Among his numerous works are: "Whitehall Sermons" (1839); "A Letter on submitting to the Catholic Church" (1845); "Practical Sermons" (1848); "Order and Ceremonial of the Most Holy and Adorable Sacrifice of the Mass" (1848; 2d ed., 1859; translated into Italian); "The Church of the Bible" (1857); "Historical Notes on the Tractarian Movement, A. D. 1833-'45" (1865); "Letters on Dr. Pusey'c Eirenicon" (1866); "Lyra Liturgica" (1867); and " The Priest on the Mission " (1871).
Frederick Percival Leverett, an American scholar, born in Portsmouth, N. II., Sept. 11, 1803, died in Boston, Oct. 6, 1836. He was a descendant of Sir John Leverett, one of the governors of the colony of Massachusetts. He graduated at Harvard college in 1821, and was appointed the same year an usher in the public Latin school of Boston, of which he became successively sub-master and principal, and afterward opened a private classical school. He published editions of Caesar's " Commentaries," Juvenal, and the Viri Romce, to be used as text books in schools, and also a " New Latin Tutor." His principal work was his "Lexicon of the Latin Language, compiled from the Lexicons of Facciolati and Forcellini, Scheller, Lunemann, and Freund" (Boston, 1837), of which the last sheet went to press on the morning of his death.