Henry Rogers

Henry Rogers, an English author, born about 1810. He studied at Highbury college, and for some years was pastor of an Independent church. In 1839 he became professor of the English language and literature in University college, London, and was afterward professor of philosophy in Spring Hill Independent college, Birmingham, till 1858, when he became president of the Lancashire Independent college, Manchester. He has published "Life and Character of John Howe, M. A., with an Analysis of his Writings" (1836); a "General Introduction to a Course of Lectures on English Grammar and Composition " (1838); "Essays selected from Contributions to the 'Edinburgh Review' " (4 vols. 8vo, Edinburgh, 1850-74); "The Eclipse of Faith" (1853); "Selections from the Correspondence of R. E. H. Grayson" (2 vols., 1857); "Vindication of Bishop Colenso" (1863); "Reason and Faith " (1866); and "Essays" reprinted from "Good Words" (1869 and 1874).

Henry Russell Cleveland

Henry Russell Cleveland, an American author, born in Boston in 1809, died in St. Louis, June 12, 1843. He graduated at Harvard college in 1827, prepared an edition of Sallust, wrote "The Life of Henry Hudson" in Sparks's "American Biography," and was a frequent contributor to literary periodicals. A collection of his writings, edited by G. S. Hillard, has been published (Boston, 1844).

Henry Saint John

See Bolingbroke.

Henry Scougal

Henry Scougal, a Scottish clergyman, born at Saltoun, East Lothian, in June, 1650, died in Aberdeen, June 13, 1678. He was the son of Patrick Scougal, bishop of Aberdeen. In 1669 he became professor of philosophy there, and in 1674 professor of divinity. His chief work is "The Life of God in the Soul of Man, or the Nature and Excellency of the Christian Religion," edited by Bishop Burnet (1671), which has been many times reprinted.

Henry Timrod

Henry Timrod, an American poet, born in Charleston, S. C, Dec. 8, 1829, died in Columbia, Oct. 6, 1867. He was educated at the university of Georgia, but took no degree, and studied law. During the first years of the civil war he wrote martial lyrics, and early in 1863 joined the confederate army of the west as correspondent of the Charleston "Mercury." In January, 1864, he became editor of the Columbia " South Carolinian," which was discontinued in February, 1865, and revived in Charleston. in 1866. He was for a time assistant secretary to Gov. Orr. He published "Poems" (Boston, 1860; enlarged ed. with a memoir by Paul II. Hayne, New York, 1873).

Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan, a British poet, born in the parish of Llansaintfread, Brecknockshire, South Wales, in 1621, died there, April 23, 1693. He studied at Oxford without graduating, was imprisoned for a time as a royalist, afterward studied medicine in London, and returned to his native place. He called himself the Silurist from the ancient inhabitants of South Wales, the Silures. His works are: " Poems, with the tenth Satyre of Juvenal Englished " (London, 1646); " Silex Scintillans, or Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations" (part i., 1650; part ii., 1655; new eds., 1847, 1858); "0lor Iscanus" ("Swan of the TJsk," a river near his birthplace), a collection printed by his brother (1651); two prose works, "The Mount of Olives, or Solitary Devotions " (1652), and " Flores Solitudinis, or certain rare and elegant Pieces " (1654); and " Thalia Rediviva: the Pass Times and Diversions of a Country Muse, in Divine Poems" (1678).