Costello. I. Dudley, a British author and journalist, born in Ireland in 1803, died in London in September, 1865. The son of an officer, he entered the army, and served on various foreign stations, where he devoted his leisure to literature and art. Leaving the army, he resided for some time in Paris, where he was employed by Cuvier as draughtsman and amanuensis. Removing to London in 1833, he contributed to many journals and periodicals, and during 30 years to the "Examiner." His best known works of fiction are: "Stories from a Screen" (1855); "The Millionaire" (1858); "Faint Heart never won Fair Lady," dramatized by Planche (1859); and " Holidays with Hobgoblins" (1860). He also published a book of travel, "Italy from the Alps to the Tiber" (1861). II. Louisa Stuart, a British authoress, sister of the preceding, born in Ireland in 1815, died at Boulogne, France, April 24,1870. Her early poems, attracted the attention of Thomas Moore, to whom in 1835 she dedicated her "Specimens of the Early Poetry of France." After residing some time with her brother in Paris she went to London in 1835, where she at first maintained herself by painting miniatures, but soon abandoned the pencil for the pen.
She wrote many songs and ballads, of which the "Queen of my Soul" is the most popular, and contributed largely to periodical literature. Her principal works are: "A Summer among the Bocages and Vines" (1840); "The Queen's Poisoner," of which the title was afterward changed to "The Queen Mother," a historical romance, the principal character of which is Catharine de' Medici (1841); "A Pilgrimage to Auvergne" (1842); "Beam and the Pyrenees" (1844); "Memoirs of Eminent English Women" (1844); "The Rose Garden of Persia," containing translations from and biographical sketches of the most famous Persian poets (1845); "The Falls, Lakes, and Mountains of North Wales" (1845); "A Tour to and from Venice" (1846); "Jacques Coeur, the French Argonaut" (1847); "Clara Fane," a novel (1848); "Memoirs of Mary of Burgundy " (1853); "Anne of Brittany" (1855); and "The Lay of the Stork," a poem (1856).