Charles Mackay, a British author, born in Perth in 1812. He was educated in London and Brussels. From 1834 to 1844 he was on the staff of the London "Morning Chronicle," and from 1844 to 1847 editor of the Glasgow " Argus," after which he returned to London, where he still resides (1874). He lectured in the United States in 1858, and in 1860 established the " London Review." From 1862 to 1865 ho was in the United States as correspondent of the London "Times" on the subject of the civil war. He has published " Songs and Poems " (1834); " The Hope of the World, and other Poems" (1840); " Longbeard," a romance (1840); "Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" (3 vols., 1841); " The Salamandrine," a poem (1842); "Legends of the Isles, and other Poems" (1845); " The Scenery and Poetry of the English Lakes," and "Voices from the Crowd" (1846); "Voices from the Mountains" (1847); "Town Lyrics" and "The Battle," a poem (1848); " Egeria, or the Spirit of Nature, and other Poems" (1850); " The Lump of Gold, and other Poems," " The Song of the Brave," and " Ballads and other Poems " (1856); " Under Green Leaves" (1857); "A Man's Heart" (1860); " Studies from the Antique, and Sketches from Nature" (1864); "Under the Blue Sky" (1871); and " Lost Beauties and Perishing Graces of the English Language " (1874).