William Ellis, an English writer on social science, born in London in 1800. In 1846 he procured the introduction of social science as a branch of elementary education in the London schools, and is the author of " Progressive Lessons in Social Science," " The Phenomena of Industrial Life," " Education as a Means of preventing Destitution," etc. He has written several articles on these subjects for periodicals.
William Enfield, an English theologian, born in Sudbury, March 29, 1741, died in Norwich, Nov. 3, 1797. He was a dissenter, and in 1763 was chosen pastor of a congregation in Liverpool, where he remained seven years, and published some devotional works and two volumes of sermons. He was professor of belles-lettres in the academy at Warrington from 1770 to 1783, and was subsequently pastor in Norwich. His "Biographical Sermons on the Principal Characters of the Old and New Testament" are not only valuable as aids to interpretation, but exhibit considerable force of thought and elegance of expression. He published an abridgment of Brucker's "History of Philosophy," and a work entitled "Institutes of Natural Philosophy," and wrote many articles in Aikin's "Biographical Dictionary." He was also the compiler of "The Speaker," a very popular collection of pieces for reading and reciting in schools.
William Fairfield Warren, an American clergyman, born in Williamsburg, Mass., March 13, 1833. He graduated at Wesleyan university in 1853, joined the New England Methodist conference in 1855, and afterward studied theology at Andover, Berlin, and Halle. In 1857 he was a delegate to the world's convention of the evangelical alliance at Berlin, afterward making a tour through the East. In 1861 he was appointed professor of systematic theology in the Methodist Episcopal mission theological institute at Bremen, Germany (which afterward became the Martin institute at Frankfort), and in 1866 in the Boston theological seminary, subsequently a college of the Boston university, of which institution Dr. Warren has been president since 1873. He has published Anfangsgrunde der Logik (Bremen, 1864), and Einleitung in die systematisc7ie Theologie (part i., Bremen, 1865).
William Frederick Ye Ames, an English painter, born in Taganrog, Russia, where his father was British consul, in 1835. He studied in London, and spent several years in Florence, returning to England in 1858. In 1866 he became an associate of the royal academy. His works, consisting of historical and genre pictures and landscapes, include "The Toilet," "The Rescue," "Lady Jane Grey resisting Feckenham's Efforts to convert her," "The Fugitive Jacobite," "Sir Thomas More taken to the Tower," "The Infirm Child near the Fireside," "The Young Knight Arming," "Monks Scourging Themselves," and "Reception of the French Ambassadors by Queen Elizabeth after the St. Bartholomew Massacre".