John Seely Hart, an American author, born at Stockbridge, Mass., Jan. 28, 1810. His family removed to Pennsylvania, finally settling near Wilkesbarre. He graduated at Princeton, N. J., in 1830, and after teaching for a year at Natchez, Miss., he became in 1832 tutor and in 1834 adjunct professor of ancient languages at Princeton, where from 1836 to 1841 he had charge of the Edgehill school. From 1842 to 1859 he was principal of the Philadelphia high school, and from 1863 to 1871 of the New Jersey state normal school at Trenton. In 1872 he became professor of rhetoric and of the English language at Princeton. He has contributed largely to periodicals, and edited several journals and illustrated annuals. Besides some text books and religious works, he has published "Class Book of Poetry" and "Class Book of Prose" (1844), " Spenser and the Fairy Queen" (1847), " Female Prose Writers of America" (1851), "In the School Room " (1868), "Manual of Composition and Rhetoric" (1870), "Manual of English Literature" (1872), "Manual of American Literature" (1873), and "Short Course in Literature, English and American" (1874).