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view," published at Cambridge, and contributed many
able articles to the religious and literary periodicals of
the time. Among these may be named articles on
"Franklin" and "Byron," in the "North American Re-
view." In his theological views Dr. Norton was a
Unitarian of the conservative school. He married a
daughtet of Samuel Eliot, of Boston. Died at Newport
in 1853. He left a "Translation of the Gospels," pub-
lished in 1856. "He displayed," says R. W. Griswold,
"exact and comprehensive learning and a style singu-
larly clear, compact, and beautiful." ("Prose Writers
of America.") He also wrote poems which were much

nent English writer, born in 1808, was a granddaughter
of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. She received a superior
education, and in her seventeenth year wrote a volume
of poetry entitled "The Sorrows of Rosalie," which
published anonymously, (1829.) In 1827 she was mar-
ried to the Hon. George Chappie Norton ; but this
union proved most unfortunate, and a divorce took
place between the parties in 1836. She had published
in 1830 her poem of "The Undying One," which was
received with great favour. It was succeeded by "A
Voice from the Factories," (1836,) "The Dream, and
other Poems," (1840,) "The Child of the Islands," (1845,)
and "Aunt Carry's Ballads," (1847.) She also wrote a
romance, entitled "Stuart of Dunleith," (1847,) and
"Tales and Sketches in Prose and Verse," (1850,) many
of which are remarkable for their fidelity to nature,
pathos, and intensity of feeling. Among her more recent
works are a " Letter to the Queen on Lord Cranworth's
Marriage and Divorce Bill," (1855,) " Lives of the Sheri-
dans," "Lady of La Garaye," (1861,) and "Lost and
Saved," (1863.) Mrs. Norton is described by Mrs. Sedg-
wick, in her " Letters from Abroad," as the perfection
of intellectual and physical beauty, uniting masculine
force with feminine delicacy. Died June 15, 1877. Her
second husband was Sir \V. Stirling-Maxwell.

Norton, (CHARLES ELIOT,) an American author,
a son of Andrews Norton, already noticed, was born at
Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 16, 1827. He
graduated at Harvard College in 1846, visited India,
travelling extensively in the East, was an editor of the
" North American Review" 1864-68, and became
professor of art history in Harvard College in 1874.
He wrote "Notes of Travel and Study in Italy,"
(1860,) "The New Life of Dante," (1867,) "Church-
Building in the Middle Ages in Italy," (1880,) "The
Divine Comedy of Dante," (1891,) etc.

Norton, (CHARLES LEDVARD,) an American
author, born at Farmington, Connecticut, in 1837,
graduated at Yale in 1859. He served in the civil


book of Florida," " Canoeing in Kanuckia," (with
John Habberton,) and several maritime and military

Norton, (Lady FRANCES,) an English moralist and
writer, born about 1650, was the wife of Sir George
Norton. She wrote " Memento Mori," and " The Ap-
plause of Virtue," (1705.) Died in 1720.

Norton, (JOHN,) a learned Puritan divine and theo-
logical writer, born in Hertfordshire, England, in 1606,
emigrated in 1635 to America, and became a minister at
Boston. Died in 1663.

Norton, (JOHN P.,) an American chemist, was pro-
fessor of agricultural chemistry at Yale College. Died
in 1851.

Norton, (SIDNEY AUGUSTUS,) an American chemist,
born at North Bloomfield, Ohio, January n, 1835. He
graduated at Union College in 1856, and studied at Bonn,
Leipsic, and Heidelberg. In 1873 he became profes-
sor of chemistry in the Ohio State University. His
works include "Natural Philosophy," (1869,) " Physics,"
(1875,) "Inorganic Chemistry," (1878,) and "Organic
Chemistry," (1884.)

Norton, (THOMAS,) an English Calvinistic writer,
born in Bedfordshire in the sixteenth century, published
some tracts against popery. He is also said to have
assisted Sackville in his tragedy of " Ferrex and Porrex."

See WARTON, " History of English Poetry ;" ELLIS, " Specimen*
of the Early English Poets."

Norvi (nor've) or Nor, written also Narfi, [etymology
doubtful,] a giant mentioned in the "Edda" as the first
of all the inhabitants of Jotunheim. He had a daughter
named Night, who was married to Anar or Onar.* The
offspring of this union was the Earth. She afterwards
became the wife of Delling or Dellinger, (i.e. the " Dawn,")
and bore to him a bright and beautiful son called Day.
Then Odin took Night and Day and placed them in
heaven, and gave them two horses and two cars, that
they might journey in succession round the world. Night
rides first with her horse, called Rimfaxi or Hrimfaxi,
(hrim- (or hreem-) fak'se, that is, " Frosty-mane,") who
every morning bedews the earth with foam from his
bit The horse of Day is named Skinfaxi, (or " Shining-
mane,") because his radiant mane sends forth the light
which illuminates heaven and earth.

See MALLET, " Northern Antiquities," vol. ii. &ble vi. ; THORPE,
"Northern Mythology," vol. L

Norvins, de, deh noR'vaN', (JACQUES Marquet
mSR'ki',) Baron de Montbreton, (moN'bReh-t6N',) a
French litterateur and politician, born in Paris in 1769.
He wrote a ' Picture of the French Revolution," (1819,)
a " History of Napoleon," (gth edition, 4 vols., 1839,) and
other works. Died in 1854.

Nor'wood, (RICHARD,) an English geometer, who
lived about 1630-50, was the author of several treatises
on trigonometry, navigation, etc. He is chiefly celebrated
for having been one of the first who measured a degree
of the meridian.

See HUTTON, "Mathematical Dictionary."

Nosselt or Noesselt, nos'selt, (JOHANN AUGUST,) ?.
German theologian, born at Halle in 1734 ; died in 1807.

Nos'sis, a Greek poetess, born at Locris or Locri,
in Southern Italy, flourished about 310 B.C. She wrote
graceful epigrams, twelve of which are in the Greek

See BENTLHY, "Dissertation upon the Epistles of Phalaris."

Nostitz und Janckendorf, von, fon nos'tits oont
yen'ken-doRf, (GoTTLOB ADOLF ERNST,) a German
poet, known under the pseudonym of ARTHUR VON
NORDSTERN, was born in Upper Lusatia in 1765. He
was the author of " Songs for Free-Masons," " Christian
Emblems," and other poems. Died in 1836.

His son, EDUARD GOTTLOB, rose through various
offices to be minister of the interior for the kingdom of

Nos-tra-da'mus or Notre-Dame, not'R-dim', (Ml
CHEL,) a famous French astrologer and physician, of Jew-
ish extraction, born at Saint-Remi, in Provence, in 1503.
During the prevalence of the plague at Aix and Lyons
(1546-47) he acquired a high reputation from the cures
tie effected with a medicine of his own invention. In
1555 he published a collection of prophecies, (in verse,)
entitled " Centuries," which caused a great sensation
and obtained for him the favour and patronage of Cathe-
rine de Medicis. He was invited by her to Paris, loaded
with favours, and charged to draw the horoscope of the
princes, her sons. He afterwards became physician-in-
urdinary to Charles IX. He died in 1556. Several of
lis predictions are said tc have been fulfilled. Owing to

' Probably allied to the Anglo-Saxon an and the Norse einr, signi-
ying "origin." and hence, as an adjective. " original," "primeval"
See Boswortn's " Anglo-Saxon Dictionary."

; 9 as*; gkani: gas;'; G,H, Vi,giittural; N, nasal; R, trilled; sas 2; th as in this. (j!^=See Explanations, p. 23.)




his having foretold the downfall of Romanism, his works
were interdicted by the pope, (1781.)

See E. JAUBERT, "Vie de M. Nostradamus," 1656: P. J. DH
HAITZE, "Vie de M. Nostradamus," 1712; "La Vie de Nostra-
ijamus," (anonymous,) Paris, 1789; E. BARHSTH, "Nostradamus,"
Paris, 1842 ; TH. Bouvs, " Considerations sur les Sibyles et sur
Nostradamus," 1806.

Nota, no'ta, (ALBERTO,) an Italian dramatist, born at
Turin in 1775, was the author of several popular plays
of the class called sentimental comedy. Among these
may be named "The Duchess of La Valliere," "The
Widow in Solitude," and " Domestic Peace." They
have passed through numerous editions, and have been
translated into French, German, Spanish, Swedish, and
Russian. Died in 1847.

See "Vie d* Alberto Nota," prefixed to the tenth edition of his
works ; SCHEDONI, "Trattenimento sopra ]e Commedie di A. Nota,"
1826; " Foreign Quarterly Review" for April, 1828.

Nothnagel, not'na-gel, (JoHANN ANDREAS BENJA-
MIN,) a German painter and engraver, born in Saxe-
Coburg in 1729 ; died about 1800.

Nofhomb, no't6N', (JEAN BAPTISTE,) a Belgian states-
man, born at Messancy in 1805. He was appointed min-
ister of public works in 1837, and in 1841 minister of the
interior. His " Historical and Political Essay on the
Belgian Revolution" (1833) was translated into German
and Italian. He was president of the Council from 1843
to June, 1845. Died September 16, 1881.

See L. DH LoMESia, "Galerie des Contemporains ;" "Nouvelle
Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Notker, surnamed BAL'BULUS, a monk of Saint Gall,
born about 840. He wrote a martyrology and othei
works, but is memorable as one of the greatest of Latin
hymn-writers and the inventor of the species of hymn
called "sequences." He also did much for church-music.
He died in 912, and was canonized in 1513. His "Life"
was written by Ekkehard.

Notker, not'ker, surnamed PHYS'ICUS, a learned Ger-
man monk and physician of the tenth century, was like-
wise celebrated as an artist and poet. Died in 975.

Notker, a German ecclesiastic, was a nephew of the
emperor Otho I. He became dean of the convent of
Saint Gall, and Bishop of Liege, (972.) Died in 1007.

Notker, surnamed LA'BEO, and called also TEU-
TON'ICUS, born about the middle of the tenth century,
entered the monastery of Saint Gall, where he was
appointed principal teacher. He had a high reputation
for learning, and made numerous translations from
the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. His version of the
Psalms is esteemed one of the most important monu-
ments of early German literature. Died in 1022.

Not'man, (JoHN,) a distinguished architect, born in
Edinburgh, Scotland, July 22, 1810. In 1831 he emi-
grated to the United States, and settled in Philadel-
phia, where he continued to reside for the rest of his
lile. He laid out the grounds of Laurel Hill Cemetery,
designed all the architectural embellishments, and su-
perintended their execution. He devoted himself par-
ticularly to church architecture, in which department he
had few if any superiors in the United States. He was
distinguished for his thorough acquaintance with me-
diaeval architecture. He possessed great enthusiasm for
his art, as well as poetic sensibility, and in his works he
seemed to address himself not so much to the senses as
to the soul. He died March 3, 1865. Among his chief
works may be mentioned Saint Mark's Church, in Lo-
cust Street, regarded as among the very best specimens
of the Gothic style in America, the facade of the Roman
Catholic cathedral on Logan Square, and the Church of
the Holy Trinity, near Walnut and Nineteenth Streets,
of which the noble doorway is especially admired.

N6tre, Le. See LENOTRE.


Notre-Dame, de, deh not'R'dfm', (CESAR.) a French
writer, born at Salon in 1555, was a son of Michel Nos-
tradamus. He obtained the title of gentleman of the
chamber to Louis XIII. He wrote several poems, and
a " History of Provence," (16:4.) Died in 1629.

Nott, (ABRAHAM,) an American jurist and politician,
born at Saybrook, Connecticut, in 1767, settled in South
Carolina, and was elected to Congress in 1800. Died
in 1830.

Nott, (ELIPHALET,) D.D., LL.D., an American divine,
born in Windham county, Connecticut, in 1773. He
was for many years pastor of the Presbyterian church
at Albany, and in 1804 became president of Union
College, Schenectady, New York. He filled this post
for nearly sixty years, and was greatly instrumental in
promoting the prosperity and reputation of the college.
He published " Counsels to Young Men," " Lectures
on Temperance," etc. Died in 1866.

Nott, (HENRY JUNIUS,) son of Abraham Nott, noticed
above, was born in 1797. He graduated at South Caro-
lina College, and was afterwards professor of logic
and the philosophy of language in that institution. He
published " Novelettes of a Traveller," etc., and was
a contributor to the "Southern Review." He was
wrecked in the steamer Home in 1837.

Nott, (JoHN,) an English poet, scholar, and physi-
cian, born at Worcester in 1751. He made translations
from the Latin and Italian, and from the Persian of
Kafir ; he also published an original poem, entitled
" Alonzo." Died in 1826.

Nott, (JosiAH CLARK,) brother of Henry Junius,
noticed above, was bom at Columbia, South Carolina,
in 1804, and graduated as a physician in Philadelphia.
He published "The Physical History of the Jewish
Race," "Types of Mankind," (1854,) and "Indigenous
Races of the Earth," (1857,) the last two conjointly with
G. R. Gliddon. He died March 31, 1873.

Nott, (Sir WILLIAM,) a distinguished officer, born in
Carmarthen, in Wales, in 1782, served in the Afghan
war, and attained the rank of major-general. Died in

Nottebohm, not'te-bom', (MARTIN,) a German com
poser, teacher, and writer on music, born in Westphalia,
November 12, 1817. His most valuable publications are
his critical researches on Beethoven's works.

Nottingham, EARL OF. See FINCH, (DANIEL.)

Nottingham, not'ting-am, (HENEAGE FINCH,) first
EARL OF, an English lawyer and statesman, bom in
Kent in 1621. He entered Christ Church, Oxford, about
1635, studied law in the Inner Temple, and became an
eloquent lawyer. On the restoration of Charles IL
(1660) he was appointed solicitor -general, and took part
in the prosecution of the regicides. He was chosen in
1661 to represent the University of Oxford in Parlia-
ment, became attorney-general in 1670, and lord chan-
cellor of England in December, 1675. In 1681 he was
created Earl of Nottingham. Died in 1682.

See LORD CAMPBELL, "Lives of the Lord Chancellors;" Foss,
"The Judges of England;" "Biographia Britannica."

Nouailher, noo'i'la', (JEAN BAPTISTE,) a French
painter and enameller, born in 1742 ; died in 1804.

Noue. dela, deh Ii noo, (FRANC.OIS,) called BRAS DE
FER, (bRa deh f?R,) i.e. " Iron-arm," a celebrated French
commander and Huguenot, was born near Nantes in 1531.
He commanded the rear-guard at the battle of Jarnac,
in 1569, and was taken prisoner at Moncontour. Having
lost his left arm at the siege of Fontenay, he supplied its
place by an iron arm. In 1573 he took command of the
insurgents at La Rochelle, which he defended for four
years. After peace had been concluded between Henry
of Navarre and the Catholics, La Noue went in 1578 to
Flanders, where he fought against the Spaniards and
soon became general-in-chief. He was taken prisonei
in 1580, and detained as such for five years. Having
joined the army of Henry IV., he fought at the battle
of Ivry, (1590.) and was killed at Lamballe in 1591. He
had a high reputation for virtue and talents. His " Po-
litical and Military Discourses" (1587) entitle him to a
place among the best prose writers of his time.

See BRANTdME. " Vies des grands Capitaines ;" DAVILA, " His-
tory of the Civil Wars of France:" SISMONDI. " Histoire des Fran-
cais;" Da THOU, "Historia sui Temporis ;" "Nouvelle Biographic
Ge'ne'rale;" HAAG, "La France protestante ;" MOTLEY, "United
Netherlands," vols. ii. and iiL

Noue, de la, (ODET,) Seigneur de Teligny, a French
officer and poet, was a son of the preceding. He fought
for Henry IV., and obtained the rank of marechal-ae-
camp, with the title of counsellor to the king. He wrote
an essay called a " Paradox that Adversity is more
necessary than Prosperity," (1588,) and "Christian
Poems," (" Poesies chretiennes," 1594.) Died in 1618.

a, e, !, o, u, y, long; a. e, 6, same, less prolonged; a, e, I, 6, ii, )>, short; a, e, i, 9, obscure; far, fall, fit; met; not; good; moon




Noue, La. See LANOUE.

Noiiet, noo'i', (JACQUES,) a French Jesuit, born at
Mans in 1605, wrote a number of moral and religious
works. Died in '680.

Nouet, (NICOLAS ANTOINE,) a French astronomer,
born in Lorraine in 1740; died in 1811.

Nougarede de Fayet, noo'gi'rid' deh fl'yV, (AN-
DRE JEAN SIMON,) BARON, a French jurist and magis-
trate, born at Montpellier in 1765, published several
legal and historical works. Died in 1845.

Nougarede de Fayet, (AucusTE,) a French jurist,
son of the preceding, was born in Paris in 1811. He
wrote a number of legal and miscellaneous treatise*.
Died in 1853.

Nougaret, noo'gi'ri', (PIERRE JEAN BAPTISTE,) a
voluminous and mediocre French writer, born at La
Rochelle in 1742, was the author of poems, tales, dramas,
and historical works. Died in 1823.

See " Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale,"

Noulleau, noo'lo', (JEAN BAPTISTE,) a French eccle-
siastic and theological writer, born at Saint-Brieuc in
[604; died in 1672.

Noureddin or Nour-Eddyn. See NOOR-ED-DKEN.

Nouriason, noo're'soN', (JEAN FELIX,) a French
philosopher, born at Thiers, July 18, 1825. He was
admitted to the bar in 1850. In 1870 he was chosen to
the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. In 1874
he was appointed professor of modern philosophy in the
College de France. Among his writings are " Essai sur
la Philosophic de Bossuet," (1852,) " Les Peres de 1'figlise
latine," (1858,) " Histoire ct Philosophic," (1860,) "La
Philosophie de Leibniz," (1860,) "La Philosophic de
Saint-Augustin," (1865,) "La Nature humaine," (1865,)
"Spinoza," etc., (1866,) "La Politique de Bossuet,"
(1867,) "Machiavel," (1875,) etc -

Nourrit, noorV, (ADOLPHE,) a popular French singer
and actor, born at Montpellier in 1802 ; died in 1839.

Nova, de, da no'va, (JUAN,) a Spanish navigator,
born in Galicia, entered the service of Emanuel, King
of Portugal. He sailed for the Indies in 1501, and dis-
covered on his route the Isle of Conception, and another
it no great distance, to which he gave his name. On his
return, in 1502, he discovered Saint Helena.

Novalis, no-va'lis, the assumed name of (FRIEDRICH)
Von Hardenberg, (fon haR'den-be'RG',) a celebrated
German philosopher and mystical writer, born at Wider-
stadt, Saxony, May 2, 1772. He was a son of Baron
von Hardenberg, a member of the Society of Herrnhuters
or Moravians. He studied successively at the Univer-
sities of Jena, Leipsic, and Wittenberg. Among the
intimate friends of his early youth were Frederick Schle-
gel, Fichte, and Schelling. About 1797 he produced his
"Hymns to the Night." He was affianced to Julia von
Charpentier in 1798, but their marriage was prevented
by his death. About this date he wrote the " Disciples
at Sais." His constitution had always been delicate. He
died of consumption, at Weissenfels, in March, 1801.
His most extensive work is a mystical romance entitled
" Heinrich von Ofterdingen," which, however, he left
unfinished. It is enveloped in a rather obscure sym-
bolism, and displays a wild and eccentric imagination.
He also wrote a remarkable work called " Christianity
in Europe."

See a " Biography of Novalis," by TIECK, prefixed to his collected
works, ("Novalis Schriften,") 2 vols., 1802; CARLYLE, "Miscel-
lanies," article " Novalis ;" MADAME DE STABL, " De 1'Allemagne ;"
GERVINUS, " Geschichte der Deutschen Dichtung ;" " Nouvelle
Biographie G^n^rale. "

Novara, no-va'ri, (DOMENICO MARIA,) an Italian
astronomer, born at Ferrara in 1464, taught astronomy
at Bologna, and numbered among his pupils the cele-
brated Copernicus. Died in 1514.

Novarini, no-va-ree'nee, (LuiGi,) an Italian theo-
logian, born at Verona in 1594, wrote " Commentaries
on the Gospels," and other works. Died in 1650.

Novat. See NOVATUS.

Novatian, no-va'she-an, [Lat. NOVATIA'NUS ; Fr.
NOVATIEN, no'vt'se^N',] the founder of a sect called
Novatians. He became a presbyter of the Church at
Rome, and insisted on a rigorous enforcement of the
discipline against the Lapsi, i.e. those members of
the Church who under the pressure of persecution had

relapsed into idolatry or had been guilty of apostasy.
On this question the Church was divided into two par-
ties, which in 251 A.D. elected two rival bishops of Rome,
Novatian and Cornelius, the latter of whom advocated
greater laxity or charity in the treatment of the weak
brethren. Novatian was condemned by a general
Council held at Rome, and his rival obtained the offce.
The Novatians became numerous, and existed for more
than a century as a separate sect. Some writers con-
found him with Novatus, mentioned below.

See FLEURY, "Histoire eccle'siastique ;" PLUQUET, "Diction
oaire des He're'sies."

Novatianus. See NOVATIAN.

Novatien. See NOVATIAN.

No-va'tus, [Fr. NOVAT, no'vS',] a presbyter of Car
thage, called a heresiarch by Catholic writers, was an
adversary of Cyprian. He was excommunicated in 251
A.D., probably because he resisted the assumption of
the bishops who wished to domineer over the Church;
for he is not charged with dogmatical heresy.

See FLEURY, " Histoire ecctesiastique."

Novella, no-vel'la, a learned and beautiful Italian lady,
born at Padua in 1312, was a daughter of the celebrated
jurist Giovanni d'Andrea. She was profoundly versed
in philosophy and jurisprudence, and was accustomed,
in her father's absence, to lecture in his place. She is
said to have lectured with a curtain drawn before her

" Lest the students

Should let their young eyes wander o'er her,
And quite forget their jurisprudence."
Died in 1366.

See GINGUENE', "Histoire LitteVaire d'ltalie ;" "Nouvelle Bio-
graphie G^ne'rale."

Novelli, no-vel'lee, (ANTONIO,) an Italian sculptor,
born at Castel-Franco in 1600, worked at Florence. A
statue of Mary Magdalene is called his master-piece.
He also made telescopes so superior that Torricelli said
of him, " Behold, another Galileo flourishes !" (" En
virescit Galilaeus alter !") Died in 1662.

See BALDINUCCI, "Notizie."

Novelli, (PiETRo,) called IL MORREALESE, (el mor-
ri-a-la'sa,) an Italian painter and architect, born at Mor-
reale in 1608. He adorned the churches of Palermo
with many oil-paintings. He also painted some frescos.
According to E. Breton, in the " Nouvelle Biographie
Generale," he was the greatest painter that Sicily ever
produced. Died in 1647.

See LANZI, " History of Painting in Italy ;" TICOZZI, " Dizio-

Novelli, (PiETRO ANTONIO,) an Italian painter and
poet, born at Venice in 1729; died in 1804. His son
FRANCESCO, born in 1764, was an engraver.

Novello, no-vel'lo, (CLARA,) Countess Gigliucci, (jel-
yoot'chee, ) a famous singer, a daughter of Vincent
Novello, was born in London in 1818. She performed
in Paris and London. She was married to Count Gi-
gliucci in 1843.

Novello, (VINCENT,) an eminent musician, born in
London in 1781, was the son of an Italian. He com-
posed music for the Church, and published several col-
lections of the works of other composers. He was the
father of Mary Cowden Clarke, and Clara, Countess
Gigliucci. Died in 1861.

See "Life of V. Novello." by his daughter, MRS. CLARKE.

Noverre, no'vaiR', (JEAN GEORGES,) born in Paris in
1727, is celebrated for the improvements he introduced
into the ballet and the art of dancing. He was the
author of "Letters on the Imitative Arts," etc., (1807,)
and several dramatic works, and was appointed chief
ballet-master of the Royal Academy of Music, Paris.
Died in 1810.

See the " Monthly Review" for April, 1786.

Noves, de, deh nov, (or no'ves,) (LAURA,) a French
lady, celebrated as the subject of Petrarch's sonnets,
was born near Avignon in 1307 ; died in 1348.

See DE SADE, " Memoires sur Petrarque," 1744.

Novikof, Novikov, or Novikow, nov'e-kof, (Nl-
KOLAI IVANOVITCH,) a Russian litterateur, born near
Moscow in 1744. He published a " Lexicon of Russian
Authors," and a work entitled "The Painter," which
was very successful. He established in Moscow a Ty-

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pographical Society for the cheap printing of valuable
books, and contributed in many ways to promote the
cause of education. Died in 1818.

See GRETCH, " E*ai sur 1'Histoire de la Litte'rature Russe."

No'vl-us, (Q.J a Latin comic poet, lived about 80
B.C., and was contemporary with Sulla the dictator. He
wrote plays called Atellane.

Nowell, no'el, (ALEXANDER,) an English theologian,
born in Lancashire about 1508, was a zealous pro-
moter of the Reformation. On the accession of Queen
Mary he went into exile. He became Dean of Saint
Paul's, London, in 1560, and took a prominent part in

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