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Arcadius, who made a treaty with Alaric and took him
into his own service. The war was renewed by Alaric,
who invaded Italy about 402. Stilicho gained a decisive
victory over him at Pollentia (or Polentia) in 403, soon
after which the Goths retired from Italy. It is stated
that he formed an alliance with Alaric against Arca-
dius, with a design to make himself master of both the
Eastern and Western Empires. In 406 he defeated a
host of barbarians who invaded Northern Italy under
Radagaisus. The enemies of Stilicho excited the fears
and suspicion of Honorius against him, and procured
an order for his death. He was massacred at Ravenna
in 408 A.D.

See CLAUDIAN, '*De Laudibus Stiiichonis ;" GIBBON, " History
of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire;" C. F. SCHULZK,
' F. Stilicho ein Wallenstein der Vorzeit," 1805; LH BEAU, "Hi:
toiredu Bat- Empire;" " Nouvelle Biographic Genetale."

Stilicon. See STILICHO.

Stilke, stll'keh, (HERMANN,) a German historical
painter, born in Berlin in 1803, was a pupil of Cor-
nelius at Dusseldorf. He painted many religious and
mediaeval subjects, and was employed by the King of
Prussia to adorn with frescos a hall in the castle of
Stolzenfels. Died September 22, 1860.

Still, (JcHN,) a learned English prelate, born in Lin
colnshire in 1543. He became Lady Margaret professor
at Cambridge in 1570, and was afterwards master of
Saint John's and Trinity Colleges. He was made



Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1592. He is believed to
have been the author of one of the earliest comedies in
the English language, entitled "A Ryght Pithy, Pleas-
aunt, and Merie Comedie, intytuled Gammer Gurton's
Nedle." Died in 1607.

Stille, stil'le, (ALFRED,) M.D., LL.D., an American
physician, born in Philadelphia, October 30, 1813, gradu-
ated in arts at the University of Pennsylvania in 1832, and
in medicine in 1836, was professor of the theory and prac-
tice of medicine in the Pennsylvania Medical College.
1854-59, and held the same chair in the University of
Pennsylvania, 1864-84. Among his works are " Ele
ments of General Pathology," (1848,) "Materia Medica
and Therapeutics," (1860,) "War as an Instrument of
Civilization," (1862,) and the "National Dispensatory,"
(1879,) which was prepared by him in conjunction with
Dr. J- M. Maisch. Died September 24, 1900.

Stille 1 , stil'le, (CHARLES JANEWAY,) LL.D., an
American writer and scholar, born at Philadelphia in
1819. He graduated at Yale College in 1839. He
published in 1862 a well-timed and able pamphlet
entitled " How a Free People Conduct a Long War."
Other works are " History of the United States Sani-
tary Commission," etc., (1866,) " Studies in Mediaeval
History," (1881,) " Development of American Civili-
zation," " Beaumarchais and the LostMillion," " Me-
diaeval Civilization," etc. In May, 1866, he was
elected professor of the English language and liter-
ature in the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1868
provost of the same institution, a position from which
he retired in September, 1880. Died in 1899.

Stille, (KARL.) See DEMME.

Stilling. See JUNG.

Stilling-fleet, (BENJAMIN,) grandson of Edward
Stillingfleet, noticed below, was born in 1702. He
studied at Cambridge, and subsequently travelled on
the continent. Among his publications may be named
"Miscellaneous Tracts on Natural History," being
chiefly translations from Linnaeus, and an abridgment
of Tartini's "Treatise on Music." Died in 1771.

See WILLIAM COXK, "Life and Works of Benjamin Stilling-
fleet," igu.

Stillingfleet, (EDWARD,) an eminent English prel-
ate and polemical writer, born at Cranbourn, in Dorset,
in April, 1635, was educated at Cambridge. He became
rector of Sutton in 1657. His reputation is chiefly
founded on his "Origines Sacrae, or Rational Account
of the Christian Faith as to the Truth and Divine Au-
thority of the Scriptures," (1662.) He wrote a number
of works against popery and the nonconformists. He
was one of the chaplains of Charles II., and was ap-
pointed Dean of Saint Paul's in 1678. In answer to
Baxter, Howe, and Owen, he published "The Unrea-
sonableness of Separation," (1681.) " Stillingfleet," says
Macaulay, "was renowned as a consummate master
of all the weapons of controversy." (" History of Eng-
land," vol. ii.) In 1685 he produced "Origines Bri-
tannicae, or Antiquities of the British Churches." He
became Bishop of Worcester in 1689. Died in 1699.

See GOODWIN, " Life of E. Stillingfleet," 1710.

Still'man, (SAMUEL,) D.D., an American Baptist
divine, born at Philadelphia in 1737. He settled at
Boston as pastor of the First Baptist Church, and
enjoyed a high reputation as a pulpit orator. He was
one of the founders of Brown University, and was
conspicuous for his benevolence. Died in 1807.

Stillmaii, (WILLIAM JAMES,) an American author and
artist, born at Schenectady, New York, June I, 1828.
He graduated at Union College in 1848. He was United
States consul at Rome, 1861-65, and in Crete, 1865-69.
He was a correspondent of the London "Times" (1875-
82) in Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Greece. Among
his works are "The Cretan Insurrection," (1874,)
"On the Track of Ulysses," (1888,) "Apollo and
Venus," (1896,) etc. He was editor of "The
Crayon" 1856-57. He continued with the "Times"
until 1898, when he retired on pension.

Stil'po, [Gr. SriXwuv; Fr. STILPON, stel'pdN',1 an
eminent Greek philosopher, born at Megara, lived about



t, e, J, 6, u, y, long; a, e, 6, same, less prolonged; a, e, T, 6, u, y, short; a, e, i, o, obscure; far, fill, fat; m8t;n8t; good; moon;



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325 or 300 B.C. He was highly esteemed for his wisdom
by the ancients, and attracted a large number of dis-
ciples, among whom were Zeno the Stoic and Crates
the Cynic. Little is known about his life or doctrines,
which seem to have been similar to those of the Megaric
school.

See DIOGENES LAEKTIUS: MALLET, " Histoire de 1'ficole de
Me^gare."

Stilpon. See STILPO.

Stimp'son, (WILLIAM,) an American zoologist, born
in Roxbury, Massachusetts, February 14, 1832. He was
a pupil and assistant of L. Agassiz, and in 1864 was
made curator to the Chicago Academy of Sciences, and
later was director of its museum. The fruits of his great
labours as a collector and writer were destroyed in the
Chicago fire of 1871. He published valuable papers,
chiefly on invertebrate marine animals. Died at Ilchester
Mills, Maryland, May 26, 1872.

Stim'soii, (FREDERIC JESUP,) an American author
and lawyer, born in Dedham, Massachusetts, July 20,
1855. He graduated at Harvard College in 1876. He
has published a "Law Glossary," (1881,) "Guerndale,"
(a romance, 1882,) " Henry Vane," (1884,) "The King's
Men," (1884,) and several other books. His pseudonym
is " J. S. of Dale." In 1884 he was appointed assistant
attorney-general of Massachusetts.

Stirling, EARL OF. See ALEXANDER, (WILLIAM.)

Stir'ling, (JAMES,) a Scottish mathematician, born in
Stirlingshire about 1690. He was elected a Fellow of
the Royal Society in 1729. His chief work is entitled
"The Differential Method, or Treatise on the Summing
Up and Interpolation of the Infinite Series," (" Methodus
Differentialis, sive Tractatus de Summatione et Inte^
polatione Serierum Infinitarum," 1730.) Died about
1770.

Stirling, QAMES HUTCHINSON,) a Scottish critic, born
at Glasgow, June 22, 1820. He studied at the Glasgow
University, became a physician, and was a student of
philosophy in Germany, 1851-57. Among his books are
"The Secret of Hegel," (1865,) "As Regards
Protoplasm," (1869,) " The Community of Property,"
(1885,) "Philosophy and Theology," (1890,)
"Workmen and Work," (1894,) etc.

Stirling-Maxwell, (WILLIAM,) a Scottish writer
and statesman, born near Glasgow in 1818, graduated at
Cambridge, and resided several years in Spain. He was
elected to Parliament for Perthshire in 1852, and again
in 1874. He published " Annals of the Artists of Spain,"
(1848,) "The Cloister-Life of the Emperor Charles V.,"
(1852,) and "Velasquez and his Works," (1855.) He
assumed the name of Maxwell in 1866. He was chosen
lord rector of the University of St. Andrew's in 1863,
of Edinburgh in 1872, and chancellor of Glasgow Uni-
versity in 1875. Died at Venice, January 15, 1878.

Stjernhjelm, sheRn'he-elm, (GEORGE,) a Swedish
savant and poet, born in 1598 ; died in 1672.

Stjernhpk or Stieruhoek, sheRn'hbk, (JAN,) a
Swedish jurist, born in Dalecarlia in 1596. He pub-
lished a work "On the Ancient Law of the Swedes and
Goths." Died in 1675.

Stjernstolpe, shdRns'stol-peh, (JONAS MAGNUS,) a
Swedish littlratenr, born in the province of Soderman-
land in 1777. He was the author of tales in verse, and
made numerous translations from the German, French,
English, and Spanish. He was noted for his wit and
conversational powers. Died in 1831.

Stobaeus, sto-bee'us, [Gr. Z-rofaior; Fr. STOB^E,
ito'ba',] (JOANNES,) a Greek writer, born at Stobi, in
Macedonia, lived probably between 350 and 500 A.D.
He made a collection of extracts from about five hun-
dred Greek authors, in prose and verse. This work is
divided into "Eclogse Physicje et Ethics," and "An-
thologicon, or Sermones," and is of great value as
preserving portions of authors which would otherwise
have been lost.

See FABRICIUS, "Bibliotheca Grzca;" JACOBS, "Lectiones Sto-
benses," 1797; BERING, "Remarques critiques sur Stobe"e," 1833.

Stob6e. See STOB^US.

Stobee, sto-bi', ? (KiLiAN,) a Swedish naturalist,
Horn in Scania in 1690; died in 1742.



Stober or Stoeber, sto'ber, (AUGUST,) a son of
Daniel, noticed below, was born in 1808. He published
(in German) m 1852 "The Traditions of Alsace." Died
in 1884.

StSber or Stoeber, (DANIEL EHRENFRIED,) born
at Strasburg in 1779, was the author of lyric poems, a
"Life of Jeremias J. Oberlin," and other works. Died
in 1835.

Stoccade, stoTiid', (NICHOLAS DE HELT or VAN
KELT,) a Flemish historical painter, born at Nymwegen
in 1614. He worked at Rome, Venice, and Paris. His
pictures were highly prized.

Stock, (SiMON,) an English Catholic, who became
general of the order of Carmelites. He is said to have
founded the Brotherhood of the Scapulary, in honour of
the Virgin Mary. Died in 1265.

Stock'dale, (PERCIVAL,) REV., an English writer on
various subjects, born in 1736 ; died in 1811.

Stockfleth, stok'flSt, (NIELS JOACHIM CHRISTIAN,)
a Norwegian missionary to Lapland, born at Christiania
in 1787. He translated into Lappish portions of the
New Testament, and Luther's " Small Catechism." He
also wrote a "Lappish Grammar," etc. Died in 1866.

Stockhardt or Stoeckhardt, stok'haRt, (JULIUS
ADOLPH,) a German chemist, born near Meissen in 1809.
He became in 1847 professor of agricultural chemistry
at the Academy for Agriculture and Forest Science at
Tharand. Died June i, 1886.

Stockmans, stok'mans, (PETER,) a Flemish jurist
and statesman, born at Antwerp in 1608. He became a
member of the privy council about 1663, and held other
high offices in Flanders. He published several legal
works. Died in 1671.

See C. DH BAVAY, " P. Stockmans, Jurisconsulte Beige," 1844.

Stock'mar, (CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH,) BARON, a
German physician and diplomatist, born at Coburg,
August 22, 1787. He became court physician in 1816,
and was for many years the trusted friend and adviser
of the Coburg princes and of the English royal family.
He arranged several royal marriages. His "Memoirs,"
chiefly extracts from his papers, were published in Ger-
man in 1872, in English in 1873. Died July 9, 1863.

Stocks, (JOHN E.,) an English physician and natural-
ist, born in 1822. He visited India, where he made a
valuable collection of plants. Died in 1854.

Stocks, (LUMB,) an accomplished English engraver,
born near Halifax, November 30, 1812. He acquired
fame as a master of line engraving, and in 1872 he was
chosen a full member of the Royal Academy. D. 1892.

Stock'ton, (FRANCIS RICHARD,) an American hu-
morous author, born in Philadelphia, April 5, 1834. He
graduated at the Central High School of his native city
in 1852, and began life as an engraver, some years later
devoting himself to journalism. Among his works are
" Rudder Grange," " A Jolly Fellowship," " What Might
Have Been Expected," " A Floating Prince," " Ting-a-
Ling," " Tales out of School," " Roundabout Rambles,"
" The Lady, or the Tiger ?" " The Story of Viteau,"
"The Squirrel Inn," (1891,) "Pomona's Travels,"
(1894,) "Mrs. Cliff's Yacht," (1896,) etc.

Stock'tpn, (RICHARD,) an American patriot, and
signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born
near Princeton, New Jersey, in 1730. He rose to distinc-
tion as a lawyer, and was appointed in 1774 a judge of
the supreme court of New Jersey. He was elected to
the Continental Congress in 1776. Died in 1781.

His daughter JULIA was the wife of Dr. Benjamin
Rush.

See SANDERSON, " Biography of the Signers to the Declaration
of Independence," 1848.

Stockton, (RICHARD,) an eminent lawyer, born at
Princeton, New Jersey, in 1764, was a son of the pre
ceding. He was a Senator of the United States from
1796 to 1799, and was elected to the House of Repre-
sentatives in 1813. He was at the head of the bar of
New Jersey for many years. Died at Princeton in 1828.

Stockton, (ROBERT FIELD,) an American commo-
dore, born at Princeton, New Jersey, in 1796, was a son
of the preceding. He served in several naval actions
in the war of 1812-14. About 1823 he cruised on the



; casj; gAard; gas/'; G, H, Y., guttural; N, HAM/; ^trilled; sasz; th as in this. (J[^ = "See Explanations, p. 23.1



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STONE



coast of Africa, and captured several slavers. He be- I in Suabia in 1452, was professor of mathematics, as-
came a post-captain in 1839. He gave much attention tronomy, and geography at Tubingen, and numbered
to naval architecture, and was one of the first American Melanchthon and Munster among his pupils. He pub-
officers to apply steam to vessels of war. The sloop-of- ' lished an account of art astrolabe of his own cortrnc-
war Princeton, which was finished in 1844, was built Won, and other scientific works. Died in 1531 He



according to his plan, and was a very successful expeii
ment. By the explosion of one of the guns of the
Princeton, in 1844, two members of the cabinet, Gilmer
and Upshur, were killed. He obtained command of the



predicted that there would be a great deluge in 1524.

See WAHL, "De J. Stoffierino Mathematico," 1743: BAYLK,
"Historical and Critical Dictionary."

Stofflet, sto'fl^', (NICOLAS,) a French general of the



squadron on the Pacific coast about the end of 1845. In royalist party, born at Luneville in 1751. He joined the
1846 he conquered California, in which he established a Vendeans in the spring of 1793, ard was appointed



provisional government. He was elected a Senator ol
the United States for six years by the legislature of New
Jersey in 1851. Died in 1866.

Stockton, (THOMAS HEWLINGS,) D.D., an eloqueni
Methodist divine, born at Mount Holly, New Jersey,
in 1808, for many years filled the post of chaplain to
Congress. He published a number of religious works.
Died in 1868.

Stock'well, (CHESTER TWITCHELL,) an Ameri-
can author, was born at Royalston, Massachusetts, in
1841. He studied medicine and dentistry, edited
dental journals, and wrote "The Evolution of Immor-
tality," (1887,) "Sentiment vs. Science," (1891,)
"The Ethical Basis of Equality," (1894,) "The New
Materialism," (1897,) "The New Pantheism,"
(1898,) etc.



major-general in July of that year. After fighting with
great bravery in numerous battles with the republicans,
he was betrayed into the hands of his enemies, and exe-
cuted, in 1796.

See " Nouvelle Biographic Gene'rale."

Stokes, (GEORGE GABRIEL,) F.R.S., an eminent
mathematician and physicist, born in Ireland about
1820. He was educated at Cambridge, and became
Lucasian professor of mathematics there in 1849. The
Rumford medal of the Royal Society was awarded to
him in 1852 for his discovery of the change in the re-
frangibility of light. He was made a baronet in 1887,
sat in Parliament for Cambridge University 1887-92,
delivered the Barnett lectures at Aberdeen 1888, and
the Gifford lectures at Edinburgh 1893.

Stokes, (WHITLEY,) a British author, born at Dub-
lin in 1830. He was in the government sen-ice in

also a



Stod'dard, (CHARLES WARREN,) an American author,

born at Rochester, New York, August 7, 1848. Having India, and wrote various works on Indian la
removed in 1855 to California, he in early youth began number of works relating to Irish philology.
to write verse, and won the patronage of T. Starr King. ~~ "
In 1864 he went to the Hawaiian Islands, where he has
since spent much of his time. After a short experience
as an actor, he devoted himself to literature. His prin-
cipal books are "Poems," (1867,) "South Sea Idyls,"
(1873,) and "Masnallan: a Flight into Egypt,"
(1881.) He was professor of English literature at
Notre Dame University 1885-87, and at the Catholic
University of America after 1889.

Stoddard, (FRANCIS HOVEY,) an American au-
thor, born at Middlebury, Vermont, in 1847. He



graduated at Amherst, and became professor of Eng-
lish literature at New York University. He wrote
"The Modern Novel," "Conditions of Labour in
England," "Miracle Plays and Mysteries," "The
Uses of Rhetoric," etc.



Stplberg, stol'beRG, a great family of German counts,
principally resident in Prussian Saxony. The main
branches are entitled Stolberg-Wernigerode, Stolberg-
Stolberg, and Stolberg-Rossla.

Stolberg, stol'beRG, (CHRISTIAN,) COUNT, a German
litterateur, born at Hamburg in 1748, was the author of
several dramas and a collection of poems. He also
published a translation of Sophocles, and other poems
from the Greek. Died in 1821.

See LONGFELLOW, " Poets and Poetry of Europe."

Stolberg, (FRIEDRICH LEOPOLD,) COUNT, a brother



of the preceding, was born in 1750. He was sent
1777 by the Prince Bishop of Lubeck as minister-pleni-
potentiary to Copenhagen, where he resided several
years, and in 1789 was Danish ambassador to Berlin.
Among his principal works are his romance of " The



Stod'dard, (RICHARD HENRY,) an American poet, Island," the classical drama of "Theseus," "Travels
born at Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1825. He pub- | through Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Sicily," (1794,)
lished a volume entitled "Footprints" in 1848, and a and a "Life of Alfred the Great," (1815.) He translated
second collection of poems in 1851. In 1852 he married into German Homer's " Iliad," four tragedies of .flischy-
Elizabeth D. Barstow, a poetess. From 1853 to 1870 he ' us > some of the works of Plato, and the poems of Ossian.
held a position in the custom-house of New York, and In 1800 he was converted to the Roman Catholic faith,
in 1877 was appointed city librarian. Among his other soon after which he brought out his " History of the
works are "The King's Bell," (1862,) "The Book ! Religion of Jesus Christ," (15 vols., 1811.) Died in 1819.
of the East," (1871,) "The Lion's Cub," (1891 )| See A. NICOLOVIUS, " F. L. Graf tu Stolbenj," 1846: LONGPKL-

and " Under the Evening Lamp," (1805.') His wife tT' " p< ? ts ,, and r< *% f J? u . r P? : " I 1 f; x ^ ARX ,', "??* Gra [ c . n
c-, T- ' F. L. zu Stolberg rellgioser Geist," 1818 ; "Nouvelle Biographic

ELIZABETH BARSTOW, born 1823, wrote several novels G<?nerale."

Stoll, (MAXIMILIAN,) a German physician, born in

SHORN,) an American au- Suabia in 1742. He practised in Vienna, and wrote,

thor, born at Homer, New York, in 1835. He was besides other works, "Ratio Medendi," (3 vols., 1777-
secretary to President Lincoln 1861-64, United States 80,) which was highly esteemed. Died in 1788.

: Arkansas 1864-66, afterwards journalist See J. PEZZL, "Denkmal aufM. Stoll," 1788; SPRENGEL, " His-
and business man in New York. He was the author I to ' re de Ia Medecine."

of over fifty works of biography and stories for boys. Stolle, stol'leh, (GOTTLIEB,) a German writer, born
Stoddart, (THOMAS TOD,) a Scottish author, born in at Liegnitz, in Silesia, in 1673. He became in 1717 pro-
Edinburgh, February 14, 1810. He was educated at the fessor of political sciences at Jena. Among his works
University of Edinburgh, and in 1833 became a lawyer, are an " Introduction to the History of Erudition,"
b^did^not long practise his profession. He published ('718,) and an "Account of the Lives and Writings of

Died in 1744.
German poet and
He published
and (in German)

" Palms of Peace," (1855.) Died September 29, 1872.
Stolo. See LICIMUS STOLO.

Stone, (CHARLES P.,) an American general, born in
Greenfield, Massachusetts, in 1826, graduated at West
Point in 1845. He was appointed a brigadier-general

. . i - in the summer of 1861, and commanded a division sta-

:iis,| (JoHANN.) a German astronomer, born | tioned on the Potomac River. A part of his command

a, e, I, 6, u, y, long; i, e, 6, same, less prolonged; a, e, 1, 6, u, y, short; a, e, i, 9, obscure; fir, fill, fat; met; not; good; moon;




Seasons," (1873.) Died November 22, "1880. "
Stoeber. See STSBER.
Stoeffler. See STOFFLER.
Stoeflerus. See STOFTLER.
Stoerk. See STORK, VON, (ANTON.)
Stoffler or Stoeffler, stof'fler, [Lat. STOFFI.ERI'NUS



STONE



STORCH



was defeated at Ball's Bluff, October 21, 1861. Sus-
pected of treachery, he was imprisoned, apparently with-
out any just cause, in Fort Lafayette in 1862. He resigned
from the army in 1864. From 1870 to 1883 he was in
the Egyptian service, and attained the title of pasha.
Died at New York, January 24, 1887.

Stone, (EDMUND,) a British mathematician, born
about 1690. He published a " Mathematical Dictionary,"
(1726,) and translated L'Hopital's "Analysis of Infini-
tesimals," and Bion's " Treatise on Mathematical In-
struments," from the French. Died in 1768.

See CHAMBERS, " Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen."

Stone, (FRANK,) an English artist, born at Manches-
ter in 1800. He settled in London, where he contributed
a number of oil-paintings to the exhibitions of the Royal
Academy, and in 1851 was elected an associate of that
institution. Among his most admired works we may
name "Christ and the Woman of Bethany," "The
Gardener's Daughter," and a group of French peasants,
entitled ' Bon-Jour, Messieurs." Died in 1859.

Stono, (HENRY,) an English painter and sculptor of
the seventeenth century, called "Old Stone." He made
numerous and good copies from Flemish and Italian
pictures. Died in 1653. He was a son of Nicholas
Stone, architect, noticed below.

Stone, (JOHN,) a brother of the preceding, devoted
himself to sculpture, and was also the author of a treat-
ise on fortification, entitled " Enchiridion." Died in 1699.

Stone, (JOHN BENJAMIN,) an English author, was born
at Birmingham in 1838, and inherited extensive interests as
a glass-manufacturer. Among his works are a " History
of Lichfield Cathedral," ( 1 869,) and " A Summer Holiday
in Spain," (1873.)

Stone, (JOHN H.,) an American officer, born probably
in Maryland. He distinguished himself at the battles
of Long Island and Princeton, and was Governor of
Maryland from 1794 to 1797. Died in 1804.

Stone, (LUCY,) a distinguished advocate of" Women's
Rights," was born at West Brookfield, Massachusetts,
in 1818. At an early age she determined to go to
college and obtain a liberal education. She went to Ober-
lin, then the only college in the United States open to
her sex. By hard work between the hours of study,
she earned enough to pay both her board and tuition
for nearly the whole of her collegiate course. In the
debating-society at Oberlin her rare oratorical talents
were first manifested and developed. Having graduated
with high honours, she became an agent and lecturer
of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, in which
capacity she often pleaded for the rights of woman as
well as for those of the slave. " Lucy Stone," says Mrs.
E. C. Stanton, "was the first speaker who really stirred
the nation's heart on the subject of woman's wrongs."
In 1855 Miss Stone was married to Henry B. Blackwell,
(the brother of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in
the United States who took the degree of M.D. ;) but,
believing that her influence as an individual would be
compromised by giving up her name, it was expressly
agreed that she should still retain the one she had always
borne. As a speaker, Mrs. Stone's merits were of a pe-
culiar and rare order. Though possessing uncommon
logical ability, it was not to this that she owed her re-
markable influence over her auditors ; nor was it due
to the eloquence of emotion or passion, in the ordinary
signification of these words, but rather to a magnetic


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