Henry Neele, an English author, born in London, Jan. 29, 1798, committed suicide in a fit of insanity, Feb. 7, 1828. He was the son of an engraver in the Strand, and in early life was articled to an attorney. He published "Odes and other Poems" (1817), "Dramatic and Miscellaneous Poetry" (1823), and "Romance of English History " (1827). In 1827 he delivered a series of lectures on English poetry from Chaucer to Cowper, which were published after his death, under the title of " Literary Remains;" and a volume of "Tales" and other miscellaneous pieces in prose and verse was published in 1830.
Henry Parry Liddon, an English clergyman, born in 1830. He was educated at Christchurch, Oxford, and graduated in 1850. Having taken orders, he was vice principal of the theological college of Cuddesdon from 1854 to 1859, became examining chaplain to the bishop of Salisbury, and in 1864 was made prebendary of Salisbury cathedral. In 1866 he was appointed Bampton lecturer, became canon residentiary in St. Paul's cathedral, London, in 1870, and the same year was appointed Ireland professor of exegesis in the university of Oxford. He is distinguished as one of the most eloquent preachers in the church of England, and has published "Lenten Sermons" (1858); " The Divinity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ " (Bampton lectures, 1867) •, and "Some Words for God " (1871).
Henry Perronet Briggs, an English painter, born in 1793, died in London in January, 1844. He first exhibited portraits in the royal academy in 1814, and in 1818 appeared as a historical painter. His best known works are " Othello relating his Adventures to Desde-mona," and the " First Interview between the Spaniards and Peruvians".
Henry Peters Gray, an American painter, born in New York, June 23,1819. He entered the studio of Daniel Huntington in 1838, and in 1839 went to Europe, where he painted his pictures of "Thou art Gone," the "Roman Girl," the "Billet Doux," etc. Returning to New York in 1843, he executed a number of small pictures of genre and history; and after another absence abroad in 1845-6, during which he produced his " Teaching a Child to Pray," "Proserpine and Bacchus," Cupid begging his Arrows," etc, he settled in New York. Among the most important of his works are the "Wages of War," the "Apple of Discord," "Hagar and the Angel," "Portia and Bas-sanio," "Charity," "Genevieve," "Cleopatra," "St. Christopher," "I Fiore di Fiesole," and the "Origin of the American Flag." He has also painted several hundred portraits. From 1869 to 1871 he was president of the national academy of design. In 1871 he went to Europe, and still continues to reside there (1874).
Henry Reed, an American author, born in Philadelphia, July 11, 1808, died Sept. 27, 1854. He graduated at the university of Pennsylvania in 1825, was admitted to the bar in 1829, and in 1835 became professor of rhetoric and English literature in the university of Pennsylvania, retaining this post till his death. In the spring of 1854 he visited Europe, and on his return voyage was lost in the steamer Arctic. He wrote the life of his grandfather Joseph Reed, in Sparks's "American Biography;" "Lectures on English Literature from Chaucer to Tennyson" (1855); "Lectures on English History and Tragic Poetry, as illustrated by Shakespeare" (1855); and "Lectures on the British Poets" (1857).