William Lee, an Irish clergyman, born in 1815. He was educated at Trinity college, Dublin, of which he was elected fellow in 1839; appointed professor of ecclesiastical history in 1857, and Archbishop King lecturer in divinity in 1863; and is now (1874) archdeacon of Dublin. He has published a number of works, among which are the Donellan lectures for 1852, " Inspiration of Holy Scripture, its Nature and Proof" (1852; 4th ed., 1865); "Three Introductory Lectures on Church History" (1858); "Progress of Astronomy" (1860); "Translations in English Verse of Ovid, Horace," etc. (1860); and " Recent Forms of Unbelief " (1864).
William Lily, an English grammarian, born at Odiham, Hampshire, about 1466, died in London in February, 1523. He was educated at Oxford, spent five years at Rhodes studying Greek, and in 1509 established a classical school in London, and is said to have been the first Englishman that ever taught Greek in that country. When Dr. Colet founded St. Paul's school in 1510, he appointed Lily Lily Scale its first master, and he held this office for 12 years. He died of the plague. The most important of his works is Brevissima Institutio, seu Ratio Grammatices Cognoscendce (4to, London, 1513), a book which, under the title of "Lily's Grammar," has probably passed through more editions than any other similar work. Dean Colet was the author of the English rudiments, Erasmus of the greater part of the Latin syntax, and Lily of the rest; and Cardinal Wolsey wrote the preface to the second edition.
William Linton, an English painter, born in Liverpool about 1790. He was originally engaged in mercantile business, but subsequently devoted himself to art, and in 1819 exhibited at the British institution a picture of " A Carpenter's Shop," which was warmly commended. He afterward travelled in Italy, Greece, and Switzerland, and most of his works relate to those countries. Among them are: "Italy," "The Temple of Fortune," "The Embarkation of the Greeks for Troy," " A Greek City, with the Return of a victorious Armament," " Venus and AEneas," "Etna and Taormina," " The Lake of Lugano" (1838), " Corinth" (1842), " The Bay of Naples" (1843), "Jerusalem at the Time of the Crucifixion," "Bay and Castle of Baiae" (1845), " Athens " (1847), " Temple of Minerva at Rome" (1850), "Venice" (1851), "A Mountain Town in Calabria " (1853), and "The Tiber" (1856).
William Mackergo Taylor, an American clergyman, born at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, Oct. 23, 1829. He graduated at the university of Glasgow in 1849, studied theology in Edinburgh, was licensed to preach in 1852, and in 1853 was ordained pastor of the Uni-ted Presbyterian church at Kilmaurs. In 1855 he accepted a call to the United Presbyterian church at Derby road (Bootle), near Liverpool, and remained there for 16 years. In 1871 he visited the United States as a delegate of the United Presbyterian church to the general assembly of the Presbyterian church in the United States at Chicago. In 1872 he became pastor of the Broadway Tabernacle church in New York. He has published "Life Truths" (London, 1862); "The Miracles: Helps to Faith, not Hindrances " (Edinburgh, 1865), written as a reply to Renan's "Life of Jesus;" "The Lost Found and Wanderer Welcomed" (1870); "David, King of Israel" (New York, 1874); and " Elijah the Prophet" (1876).