George Hickes, an English author, born at Newsham, Yorkshire, June 20, 1642, died Dec. 15, 1715. He studied at Oxford, and in 1664 was chosen fellow of Lincoln college. In 1675 he became rector of St. Ebbe, and in 1676 chaplain to the duke of Lauderdale, with whom he went the following year to Edinburgh. In 1682 he was made one of the king's chaplains, and in 1683 dean of Worcester. He was a violent Jacobite, refused to take the oath to William III. in 1689, and was deprived of all his benefices. He protested vehemently, by placard affixed to the door of "Worcester church, and retired to London, where ho remained for several years in concealment. In 1693 he was sent with a list of the nonjuring clergy to the exiled king at St. Germain, and in 1694 was consecrated suffragan bishop of Thetford by Archbishop San-croft. His principal works are : Institutiones Grammatical Anglo-Saxonicoe (4to, 1689); Antiquoe Litteraturoe Septentrionalis Thesaurus (3 vols. fol., Oxford, 1703-'5); "The Christian Priesthood, and the Dignity of the Episcopal Order" (London, 1711; new ed., 3 vols., Oxford, 1847); Bibliotheca Scriptorum Eccle-sioe Anglicanoe (1709); and "Sermons" (2 vols., 1713).