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parison of rude and inchoate civilizations as an important
subject of study, since they are believed to afford ex-
tremely valuable hints as to the development or evolution
of the higher civilizations. He also published "The
American Beaver," (1868.) Died December 17. 1881.

Morgan, (Lady SYDNEY,) a distinguished authoress,
born at Dublin in 1789, was the daughter of an actor
named Owenson. At an early age she published several
romances, one of which, "The Wild Irish Girl," (1806,)
was very popular. In 1812 she was married to Sir Charles
Morgan, whom in 1816 she accompanied to France and
Italy, and the result of her travels appeared soon after,
in her two works entitled " France," (1817,) and " Italy,"
(1821.) Among her other productions we may name
"Florence Macarthy," (1816.) "Absenteeism," (1825.)
"The O'Briens and O'Flaherrys," (1827,) "The Book
of the Boudoir," (1829,) and "Woman and her Master,"
(1855.) In 1851 she published a "Letter to Cardinal
Wiseman." Died in 1859.




for February, 1863 : Westminster Ki fievr tor Apm, 1303 . r IA-
ser's Maganre" for February, 1831, and November, 1833: " Monthly
Rev-lew" for December, iSoS, and October and November, 1817.

Mor'gan, (Sir THOMAS CHARLES,) M.D., an English
physician,' born in London about 1783. In 1811 he was
made a baronet, and the next year married Miss Owen-
son, who was already known as an authoress. He soon
after settled in Ireland, where he advocated Catholic




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MORISON



Morgan, (WILLIAM,) a learned divine, born in Wales,
was appointed in 1601 Bishop of Saint Asaph. He
assisted in translating into Welsh the Bible published
in 1588. Died in 1604.

Morgan, (WILLIAM,) a Welsh mathematician, born
in Glamorganshire, held the office of actuary to the
Equitable Assurance Company, London. He published
a "Review of Dr. Crawford's Theory of Heat," and
other works. Died in 1833.

Morgan, (WILLIAM,) an American mechanic, born
in Virginia about 1775, removed subsequently to Batavia,
New York. In 1826 he was abducted from his home and
murdered by a band of Freemasons for having written a
work professing to disclose the secrets of their society.

See ALLEN, '* American Biographical Dictionary :" " New Amer-
ican Cydopzdia;" "Gazetteer of the State of New York," by J.
H. FRENCH, p. 323.

Morgan, (WILLIAM F.,) D.D., an American clergy-
man, born at Hartford, Connecticut, December 21, 1816.
He graduated at Union College in 1837, and at the Gen-
eral Theological Seminary, New York, in 1840. In 1841
and 1842 he took orders in the Episcopal Church. His
principal pastorates were in Norwich, Connecticut, and at
Saint Thomas's Church, New York. Died May 19, 1888.

Morgan, De. See DE MORGAN.

Morghen, moR'gen, (RAFAELLE SANZIO,) an eminent
Italian engraver, of Dutch extraction, born at Florence
in 1758, became professor of engraving in the Academy
of Arts in his native city. His prints are numerous and
of great excellence. Among his master-pieces are his
" Transfiguration," after Raphael, " The Last Supper,"
after Leonardo da Vinci, and Guido's " Aurora." He
was a member of the French Institute. Died in 1833.

See NAGLER, "Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon ;" PALMEKINI,
" Notice of R. Morghen," (in Italian,) 1824.

Morgues, de. See MOURGUES, DE.

Morhof, moR'hof, [ Lat MORHO'FIUS,] (DANIEI,
GEORG,) a German scholar, born at Wismar in 1639,
became professor of poetry and eloquence at Kiel in
1665, and obtained the chair of history at that place in
1673. He published, besides many other works in prose
and verse, a valuable contribution to literary history,
entitled " Polyhistor, sive de Notitia Auctorum et Rerum
Commentarii," (3 vols., 1688-92.) Died in 1691.

See his Autobiography, "Vita propria ab Anno 1639 ad 1671,"
1699; J. MOLLER, "" De Vita, Meritis Scriptisque D. G. Morhofii,"
1710; NICERON, "Me'moires."

Morhofius. See MORHOF.

Morice de Beaubois, mo'rtss'dehbS'bwa', (PIERRE
HYACINTHE,) a French Benedictine monk and writer,
born at Quimperle in 1693. He wrote a " History of
Bretagne," (2 vols., 1750-56.) Died in 1750.

Morier, mo'ri-er, (JAMES,) a popular English novelist,
born about 1780. Having been appointed secretary tr>
the English embassy in Persia, he became versed in
the Oriental tongues. He published, after his return, a
"Journey through Persia, Armenia," etc., (1812,) "Ad-
ventures of Haji Baba of Ispahan," (5 vols., 1824,) a
brilliant and entertaining romance, giving the experi-
ences of a Persian in England, which had a wide popu-
larity, "Zohrab the Hostage," (1832,) and " Ayesha, the
Maid of Kars," (1834.) Died in 1849.

See the " Quarterly Review" for December, 1832, and June, 1834 ;
" Fraser's Magazine" for November, 1832 ; " Monthly Review" foi
April. 1824.

Morigia, mo-ree'ja, (GiACOMO ANTONIO,) an Italian
cardinal, born at Milan in 1632. He became Archbishop
of Florence about 1683. Died in 1708.

Morigia, (PAOLO,) an Italian historian, born at Milan
In 1525, wrote on the antiquities of Milan, etc. Died
in 1604.

Morike or Moerike, mb're-keh, (DUARD,) a Ger-
man poet, born at Ludwigsburg in 1804. He was the
author of the "Idyl of Lake Constance," (1846,) and
several novels and dramatic tales. Died June 3, 1875.

MoriLlo, mo-rel'yo, (Don PABLO,) a Spanish general,
born in the province of Toro in 1777. Having carried
on a guerilla warfare against the French for several
years, he was sent in 1815 to subdue the revolted prov-
inces of South America. He fought with varying suc-
cess against Bolivar, with whom he concluded a truce in
1820. After Morillo's return to Spain he served for a



time in the royalist army. He died in 1838, leaving
Memoirs of his campaigns in America, which wer
translated into French.

See MORILLO'S " Memoirs, relating the Principal Events of bu
Campaigns," translated into French by E. D. BLOSSKVILLK.

Morin, mo'raN', (ARTHUR JULES,) a French mathe-
matician and general, born in Paris in I795> was a P"
pointed in 1852 director of the Conservatory of Arts and
Trades. He published numerous important treatises on
mechanics, hydraulics, mathematics, etc. He became a
member of the Institute, and president of the Society
of Civil Engineers. Died February 7, 1880.

Morin, (TIENNE,) a French Protestant divine, bora
at Caen in 1625. He studied at Leyden, and became in
1686 professor of Oriental languages at Amsterdam.
He published, among other works, "Exercises on the
Primitive Language," (in Latin, 1694,) in which he at-
tempts to prove that the Hebrew was the language of
Paradise. Died in 1700.

See NICERON, " Me'moires."

Morin, (FREDERIC,) a French writer, born at Lyons
in 1823, published a "Dictionary of Philosophy and
Scholastic Theology," (2 vols., 1857,) and other works.
He also contributed to the "Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'-
rale." Died August 23, 1874.

Moriii, (JEAN,) a French ecclesiastic, born at Blois
in 1591. He was distinguished for his knowledge of the
Oriental tongues and biblical literature. Among his
principal works we may name " Biblical Exercises,"
("Exercitationes Biblicae,") and an edition of the "Sa-
maritan Pentateuch," with a Latin version. Died in 1659.

See PERRAULT, " Hommes illustres ;" NICERON, "Me'moires."

Morin, (JEAN,) a French natural philosopher, born
at Meung-sur-Loire in 1705. He published, besides
other works, "Le Me'canisme universe!," (1735.) Died
in 1764.

Morin, (JEAN,) a French painter and engraver, born
in Paris about 1609. Among his best works are prints
of the " Madonna," after Raphael, and portraits of De
Thou and Marie de Me'dicis. Died about 1666.

Morin, (JEAN BAPTISTS,) a French savant, born at
Villefranche in 1583, was appointed in 1630 professor of
mathematics in the Royal College. He was devoted to
astrology, and he is said to have been consulted by Car-
dinal Richelieu and other distinguished men. He wrote
" Astrologia Gallica," and a number of treatises on
mathematics and astronomy. Died in 1656.

See DELAMBRE, " Histoire de 1'Astronomie modeme ;" NICK-
RON, "Me'moires."

Morin, (Louis,) a French physician and botanist of
high reputation, born at Mans in 1636. He was the
author of several medical and scientific treatises. In
1707 he succeeded Dodart as botanist to the French
Academy of Sciences. Died in 1715.

Morin, (PIERRE,) a French philologist, born in Paris
in 1531, was employed by Gregory XIII. and Sixtus V.
on editions of the Bible called Septuagint and Vulgate,
(1590.) Died at Rome in 1608.

Morin, (SiMON.) a French fanatic, born near Aumale,
in Normandy, published works of a visionary and pro-
fane nature. He was condemned in 1663 to be burned
alive for having prophesied the death of the king.

See NICERON, "Me'moires."

Mor'i-spn, (JAMES COTTER,) an English author, born
in London, April 20, 1831, and educated at Lincoln Col-
lege, Oxford. He published Lives of Saint Bernard,
(1863,) Gibbon, (1878,) Macaulay, (1882,) and other
works. Died February 25, 1888.

Morl-spn, (JOHN,) D.D., a Scottish Presbyterian
divine, born in Aberdeenshire in 1791. He became in
1816 minister of Trevor Chapel, London, and in 1824
was appointed editor of the " Evangelical Magazine,"
which post he occupied for thirty-two years. He was
the author of several popular works, among which we
may name " Lectures on the Reciprocal Obligations of
Life," etc., (1822,) " Book of Family Worship," (1836,)
and " Counsels to a Newly- Wedded Pair." Died in 1859.

See REV. ROBERT STEEL, "Burning and Shining Lights," 1864.

Morison, (ROBERT,) a Scottish physician and emi
nent botanist, born at Aberdeen in 1620, was patronized



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1768



MORNINGTON



by Charles II., who made him his physician and be-
towed on him a pension. He became professor of
botany at Oxford in 1669. He was the author of a
"Universal History of Plants," "New Distribution of
Umbelliferous Plants," (1672,) and other works, (in
Latin.) Plumier named in his honour the genus Mori-
sonia. Died in 1683.

See WOOD, " Athena; Oxonienses ;" CUVIER, " Histoire des Sci-
ences naturelles ;" CHAMBERS, " Biographical Dictionary of Eminent
Scotsmen."

Morisot, mo're'zo', (CLAUDE BARTHLEMI.) a French
writer, born at Dijon in 1592, wrote a historical romance
entitled " Peruviana," or the secret history of Cardinal
Richelieu, Marie de Medicis, and Gaston, Duke of Or-
Wans. Died in 1661.

Moritz, ino'rlts, (KARL PHILIPP,) known also by his
pseudonym of ANTON REISER, a German writer of
considerable genius but eccentric and unsteady char-
acter, was born at Hameln in 1757. Having visited
England and Italy, he was appointed, after his return,
professor of archaeology and aesthetics at the Academy
of Fine Arts, Berlin, (1789.) Among his principal works
we may name " Anton Reiser," a psychological romance,
(1785,) said to be an autobiography somewhat idealized,
" Essay on German Prosody," (1786,) and "Fragments
from the Journal of a Visionary," (1787.) Moritz was a
friend of Goethe, and was the first, it is said, to recognize
and encourage the genius of Jean Paul Richter. Died
in 1793.

See KLISCHNIG, " Erinnerangen aus den rehn letien Lebensjah
ren meines Freundes A- Reiser," 1794.

Mork, Moerk, moRk, or Moerku, moRks, (JACOB
HENRIK,) a Swedish author and minister, born at Stock-
holm in 1714; died in 1763.

Morla, rnoR'lJ, (Don TOMAS,) a Spanish general,
born in 1752. He surrendered Madrid to Napoleon in
1808, and entered the service of King Joseph. Died
In 1820.

Morlacchi, mor-lak'kee, (FRANCESCO,) an Italian
composer of sacred music and operas, born at Perugia
in 1784. He lived many years at Dresden. Died in 1841.

Morland, (GEORGE,) an English painter, born in
London in 1764, excelled in delineations of rural land-
scapes, scenes in low life, and domestic animals, par-
ticularly pigs. He spent his leisure time chiefly in
lie-houses, and died in 1804, a victim of intemperance.
His works are numerous, and command high prices.

See CUNNINGHAM, " Lives of Painters and Sculptors;" G. DAWH,
"Life of Morland;" J. HASSHL, "Memoirs of George Morland;"
W. COLLINS. "Memoirs of the Life of George Morland," 1806;
"Monthly Review" for August, 1808.

Morland, (Sir SAMUEL,) an English mechanician and
inventor, born in Berkshire about 1625. He was sent in
1653 on an embassy to Sweden, and was subsequently
employed by Cromwell to intercede with the Duke of
Savoy on behalf of the persecuted Vaudois. After the
restoration he was made a baronf ' by Charles II., and
obtained other distinctions. He was the inventor of
the Tuba Stentorphonica, or speaking-trumpet, and an
arithmetical machine, and effected great improvements
in the fire-engine, steam-engine, etc. He published a
"Description of the Tuba Stentorphonica," (1671,) and
other scientific works ; also a " History of the Evan
gelical Churches of Piedmont." (1658.) Died in 1695.

See RHHS, " Cyclopaedia ;" CLARENDON, "History of the Re-
bellion."

Mor'ley, (GEORGE,) born in London in 1597, became
chaplain to Charles I. After the restoration he was
created Bishop of Worcester by Charles II. in 1660,
and of Winchester in 1662. He was a liberal patron
of learning, and bequeathed large sums for charitable
purposes. Died in 1684.

Morley, (HENRY,) an English author and journalist,
born in London in 1822. He published a "Life of
Palissy the Potter," (1852,) a "Life of Jerome Cardan,"
(1854,) "Life of Cornelius Agrippa," (1856,) "Memoirs
of Bartholomew Fair," (1857,) " Fairy Tales," (2 vols.,
1859-60,) "English Writers before Chaucer," (1864-67,)
"Journal of a Playgoer from 1857 to 1866," (1866.) and
"Life of Clement Marot," (1870.) In 1868 he published
Steele and Addison's " Spectator," with notes, and



"Tables of English Literature" in 1870. He was lecturo
at King's College from 1857 to 1865, professor of English
language, etc., at University College from 1865 to 1889,
and examiner in English language, etc., to the University
of London from 1870 to 1883. Died May 14, 1894.

Morley, LORD. See PARKER.

Morley, (JOHN,) a popular English author, distin-
guished as a critic and as a radical thinker, born at Blade-
burn, Lancashire, December 24, 1838. He was educated
in Cheltenham, and at Lincoln College, Oxford, where
he graduated in 1859. He was called to the bar at Lin-
coln's Inn in 1859. He edited the "Literary Gazette,"
the " Fortnightly Review," (1867-82,) and the " Pall Mall
Gazette," (1880-83,) a "d has sat in Parliament as an
advanced Liberal. Among his works are " Edmund
Burke," (1867,) "Critical Miscellanies," (1871-77,) "Vol-
taire," (1872,) "On Compromise," (1874,) " Rousseau,"
(1876,) "Diderot and the Encyclopaedists," (1878,)

Studies in Literature," (1891,) etc.

Morley, (THOMAS,) an English musician and com-
poser, born about the middle of the sixteenth century.
He published a number of canzonets, madrigals, etc.,
edited the "Triumphs of Oriana," and other collections
of music, and was the author of the first regular treatise
on music published in England, " A Plaine and Easie
Introduction to Practicall Musicke," (1597.) Died about
1604.

Morley, (WILLIAM,) an English musical composer,
born towards the close of the seventeenth century. Died
in 1731.

Morliere, de la, deh \i moR'le_-aiR', (CHARLES JAC-
QUES LOUIS AUGUSTE DE LA RoCHETTE,) CHEVALIER,
a French writer of romances, was born at Grenoble in
1701. Among his works is "Angola," (1746.) Died
in 1785.

Morlot, moRlo', (FRANCOIS NICOLAS MADELEINE,,
a French prelate and writer, born at Langres in 1795.
He became Archbishop of Tours in 1842, a cardinal in
1853, and Archbishop of Paris in 1857. Died in 1862.

Mormando, moR-man'do, (GIOVANNI FRANCESCO,)
an Italian architect, born at Florence about I455i wa9
patronized by Ferdinand the Catholic of Spain. He
designed the beautiful church of San Severino, and other
buildings, in Naples. Died in 1522.

Mornac, moR'ntk', (ANTOINE,) a French jurist, born
in 1554, enjoyed a high reputation in his time, and pub-
lished several legal works. Died in 1619.

Moinand, moR'noN', (FELIX,) a French writer and
journalist, born at Macon in 1815. He became chief
editor of the "Courrier de Paris" in 1857. Died 1867.

Mornay, de, deh moR'ni', (PHILIPPE,) Seigneur du
Plessis-Marly, often called Du PLESSis-MoRNAY, a noble
French Protestant, eminent for virtue and talents, was
born at Buhy, in Vexin, in 1549. He studied law, the-
ology, and other sciences in Paris, Germany, and Italy.
In 1572 he narrowly escaped from the Massacre of Saint
Bartholomew, and in 1575 took arms for the Huguenots,
of whom he became one of the chiefs. He married in
1576. About this time he entered the service of Henry
of Navarre, who employed him in important negotiations
and reposed in him entire confidence. He took part in
the battle of Ivry in 1590, and then became a member
of Henry IV.'s council. Mornay retained the favour of
Henry after the latter had abjured his religion. In 1598
he published a "Treatise on the Institution of the Eu-
charist," which provoked the Catholics to challenge him
to a dispute. At a public conference before the king, in
1600, he was foiled by Duperron. It appears that one of
his own party had as unwisely as dishonourably furnished
him with forged quotations from the Fathers, which his
antagonist easily exposed. He was for many years the
virtual chief or oracle of the French Reformed Church,
and was styled "the Pope of the Huguenots." He left
many able religious works. Died in 1623.



M CRO-
Tem-



See "M^moires de Plessis-Mornay," 4 vols., 1624-52; M
sius, "Singularia Plessica." 1724: DK THOI', "Historia sui Tem-
poris;" J. IMBBRT, " Duplessis-Momay," 1847; SISMONDI, " His-
loire des Francais ;" L'EsTOlLE, "Journal ;" " Nouvelle Biographic
Ge'nerale ;" " Foreign Quarterly Review" for May. 1834.

Mor'niug-tpn, (GARRET WEI.LESLF.Y,) EARL OF, an
Irish nobleman, distinguished for his musical talent, born



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about 1720, was father of the Duke of Wellington. He
became professor of music in the University of Dublin,
and composed a number of glees which are greatly ad-
mired. Died in 1781.

Moray, de, deh moR'ne', (CHARLES AUGUSTE Louis
JOSEPH,) COMTE, a French statesman, born in Paris in
1811, was the reputed son of Hortense de Beauharnois
and Count Flahaut. He served for a time in Algeria,
and subsequently devoted himself to industrial and
financial speculations. He took an active part in the
coup cTltat of December, 1851, by which his half-brother,
Louis Napoleon, was made president, and was soon after
appointed minister of the interior. He resigned in 1852,
anj became president of the legislative body in 1854.
Died in 1865.

Morogues, de, deh mo'rog', (S4BASTIEN FRANCOIS
Bigot be'go',) VICOMTE, a French naval officer, born
at Brest in 1705. He wrote a good work on naval tac-
tics, " Tactique navale, ou Traite' des Evolutions," etc.,
(1763.) Died in 1781.

His grandson, PIERRE MARIE SEBASTIEN, Baron de
Morogues, (1776-1840,) wrote numerous works on rural
and political economy.

Morone, mo-ro'na, (GIOVANNI,) an Italian cardinal,
horn at Milan in 1509, was patronized by the popes
Clement VII., Paul III., and Julius III., who employed
him in several important missions. Suspected of favour-
ing the Reformation, he was imprisoned by Paul IV. in
1557. Pius IV. sent him as his legate to the Council of
Trent, over which Morone presided when it closed, in
1563. He had been appointed Bishop of Novara about
1554. Died in 1580.

Morone, (GlROLAMO,) a celebrated and adroit Italian
diplomatist, born in the Milanese about 1450, was the
father of Giovanni, noticed above. He was employed
by the Dukes of Milan. In 1526 he became secretary
and chief counsellor of Constable Bourbon. He was one
of the negotiators of the treaty between Charles V. and
Pope Clement VII. in 1527. Died in 1529.

See ROBERTSON, " History of Charles V.," vol. ii. books ii. and iv.

Moiosi, mo-ro'see, (GIUSEPPE,) a skilful Italian me-
rhanician, was born in Tuscany in 1772. He invented
nn automaton chess-player, and constructed, at Milan,
hydraulic machines for spinning cottcn. Died in 1840.

Morosini, mo-ro-see'nee, [Lat. MAUROCE'NUS,] (AN-
DREA,) a Venetian senator, born in 1558, became a mem-
ber of the Council of Ten, and was appointed in 1598
historiographer of the republic. His principal work is
entitled " Historia Veneta," being a history of Venice
from 1521 to 1615. It is distinguished for its accuracy
and the elegance of its style. Died in 1618.

Morosini, (DOMENico,) a Venetian admiral, born in
1080. He took part in the crusade in 1 122, and captured
Tyre. He was elected doge in 1148. Died in 1156.

Morosini, (FRANCESCO,) Doge of Venice, born in 1618,
was one of the first military commanders of his time.
Having defeated the Turks in several actions, he was
tppointed in 1656 Governor of Candia. He afterwards
aefended that island for nearly two years against the
grand vizier Mehemet Koprili, to whom he made an
honourable capitulation in 1669. For his subsequent
victories in the Morea he obtained the title of the Pelo-
pcnnesiac. He was elected Doge of Venice in 1688,
having been previously appointed procurator of Saint
M:irk. Died in 1694.

See DARU, " Histoire de Venise ;" MARINO SANUTO, " Vite de'
Du:hi di Venezia:" NAVAGIERO, "StoriaVeneziana;" A. ARRIGHI.
"Vita di F. Morosini," 1749: G. GRAZIANI, " F. Mauroceni Gesta,"
MC., 1698.

Morosini, (PAOLO,) a Venetian linguist and able
diplomatist, born in 1406 ; died in 1483.

Morozzo, mo-rot'so, (CARLO LUIGI,) COUNT, an
Italian savant and writer on physical science, was born
at Turin in 1744; died in 1804.

Morpeth, LORD. See HOWARD, (GEORGE WILLIAM
FREDERICK.)

Morphee. See MORPHEUS.

Mor'pheus, [Or. Mop0ri>r , Fr. MORPHEE, moR'fa'.j
an inferior deity of the Greek and Roman mythology,
regarded as the son of Sleep and the god of dreams
and also of sleep. The name is derived from



("form,") because he was supposed to give foim to
the visions of the sleeper.

Mor'phy, (PAUL CHARLES,) a celebrated American
chess-player, born at New Orleans in 1837. At the
Chess Congress in New York in 1857 he defeated many
of the best American players, and in 1858 visited Lon-
don and Paris, where the same success attended him
in his contests with the most distinguished players of
Europe. Died in New Orleans, July 10, 1884.

Morrealese, H. See NOVELLI, (PiETRo.)

Mor'rell, (BENJAMIN,) an American navigator, born
in Worcester county, Massachusetts, in 1795. He be-
came captain of a whaling-ship, and published " Narra-
tives of Four Voyages round the World," (1832.) Died
in 1839.

Mbrren, mor'ren or mo'rdN', (CHARLES FRANC.OIS
ANTOINE,) a Belgian naturalist, born at Ghent in 1807.
He became professor of physics in that city in 1833, and
obtained the chair of botany at Liege in 1837. Among
his principal works we may name " Studies on Anatomy
and Vegetable Physiology," (1841,) and "Researches on
the Rubefaction of Waters and their Oxygenation by
Animalcules and Algae." He also published valuable
treatises on palaeontology and zoology, and was a liberal
contributor to the scientific journals of his own and other
countries. Died in December, 1858.

See ED. MORREN, " Notice sur C. Morren," 1860.

Morres, mor'riss ? (HARVEY REDMOND,) Viscoum
Mountmorres, an English publicist. He was the author
of several political and historical works, among which we
may name " History of the Principal Acts of the Irish
Parliament from 1634 to 1666," etc., (1792,) and "The
Crisis : a- Collection of Essays on Toleration, Public
Credit," etc., (1795.) He died by suicide in 1797.

See COLLINS, " Peerage of Ireland."

Mor'rill, (JUSTIN S.,) an American legislator, born
in Strafford, Vermont, in 1810. He represented the
second district of Vermont, from 1855 to 1865, in the
National House of Representatives, in which he served
(1864-65) as chairman of the committee of ways and
means. He was elected United States Senator for Ver-
mont for six consecutive terms as a member of the
Republican party 1867-96. Died in 1898.

Morrill, (LOT M.,) an American Senator, born iii
Kennebec county, Maine, in 1815, became a lawyer.
He was Republican Governor of Maine three years,
(1858-60,) and was chosen Senator of the United States
in 1861. He was re-elected Senator in 1863 for six


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