George Long, an English scholar, born at Poulton, Lancashire, in 1800. He graduated at Trinity college, Cambridge, in 1822. In 1824 he became professor of ancient languages in the university of Virginia, but in 1826 returned to London, in order to become professor of the Greek language and literature in the London university (now University college). In this office he remained till 1831, when he began to edit for the society for the diffusion of useful knowledge their "Journal of Education," which he continued till 1835. He edited the "Penny Cyclopaedia" from 1832 to 1843. In 1837 he was called to the bar, and in 1842 he became professor of Latin in University college, but resigned in 1846, being invited by the society of the Middle Temple to deliver a course of lectures on jurisprudence and the civil law. This office he soon resigned, but in 1849 was appointed professor of classical literature at Brighton college, where he remained till 1871. Among his works are editions of Caesar's "Gallic War " and Cicero's " Orations," and a "Classical Atlas." He has published " France and its Revolutions " (1849); " Geog-raphy of England and Wales," in conjunction with G. R. Porter (1850), and "Geography of America;" and "Decline of the Roman Republic " (5 vols., 1864-'74).