Caleb Charles Colton, an English writer, born in 1780, died by his own hand at Fontaine-bleau, France, April 28, 1832. He graduated at Cambridge in 1801, was chosen fellow of King's college, and in 1818 obtained the vicarage of Kew and Petersham. But he contracted habits of life which destroyed all the hopes formed from his brilliant abilities. He became a gambler, and was involved in so much embarrassment that he was obliged to flee to America. He afterward went to Paris, where he acted for a time as correspondent of the London "Morning Chronicle." He is said to have won in Paris £25,000 at play within two years; but he committed suicide through apprehension of a surgical operation that had become necessary. His principal works are: "Hypocrisy, a Satirical Poem" (1812); "Napoleon, a Poem" (1812); "Lines on the Conflagration of Moscow " (1816); and "Lacon, or Many Things in Few Words" (1820). The last named is a collection of ethical aphorisms, and is the most popular of his works.