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in a fit of insanity killed her mother about 1796. She
was restored to a sound mind, and found an affectionate
guardian in her brother until his death in 1834.

See T. N. TALFOURD, " Life of Charles Lamb ;" BRYAN W.



PROCTER, " Charles I,amb: a Memoir," 1866; DE QUINCHV, "Lite-
rary Reminiscences," vol. i. ; PERCY FITZGERALD, "Charles Lamb
and his Friends:" " Edinburgh Review" for October, 1837 ; " Black-
wnocTs Magazine" for Autrust, iSiS, and August, 1849; "British
Onnrterlv Review" for April, 1867.



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Lamb, (GEORGE,) an English author, born in 1784,
was a younger son of the first Lord Melbourne, and a
brother of prime-minister Lord Melbourne, lie was
elected to Parliament by the Whigs in 1818, and was
several times re-elected. He contributed to the " Edin-
burgh Review," of which, said Byron, "Jeffrey and Lamb
were the Alpha and Omega," and published a trans-
lation of Catullus. In 1832 he was appointed under-
secretary of the home department. Died in 1834.

Lamb, (MARTHA NASH,) an American historian,
born in 1829, married Charles A. Lamb in 1852. She
became an enthusiast in historical research, and wrote
numerous volumes on the local history of New York
city and vicinity and other subjects. Her principal
work was "The History of the City of New York,"
(2 vols., 1866-81.) In 1883 she became editor of the
" Magazine of American History," retaining this posi-
tion until her death, January 2, 1893.

Lamb, (MARY,) a sister of Charles Lamb, was born
in London in 1765. She was subject to attacks of terrible
insanity, although ordinarily her disposition was remark-
ably calm and sweet. She died May 20, 1847. With
her brother, she wrote "Tales from Shakspeare," (1807,)
and " Mrs. Leicester's School," (1808,) besides poems
and other pieces first published collectively in 1874.

Lamb, (WILLIAM.) See MELBOURNE, LORD.

LambaLte, de, deh loN'btl', (MARIA THERESE LOUISE
de Savoie - Carignan deh st'vwa' ki'ren'yftN', )
PRINCESS, born at Turin in 1749, was a member of the
royal family of Sardinia, and distinguished for beauty
and virtue. In 1767 she became the wife of the Prince
of Lamballe, (the son of the Duke of Penthievre,) and one
year later was left a widow. She was a favourite attendant
of Queen Marie Antoinette, whose danger and adverse
fortune she shared during the Revolution. Having been
imprisoned in La Force, she was massacred, with cir-
cumstances of great atrocity, in September, 1792.

Lam'barde, (WILLIAM,) an eminent English lawyer
and antiquary, was born in London in 1536. He be-
came a master in chancery in 1592, keeper of the rolls
in 1597, and keeper of the records of the Tower in
1600. He published a work on old Saxon laws, entitled
" Archaionomia," (1568,) "The Perambulation of Kent,"
and " Eiren.-ircha ; or, The Office of the Justices of the
Peace." He founded a hospital for the poor at Green-
wich. Died in 1601.

See NICHOLS, " Life of Lambarde.*'

Lamb'diii, (GEORGE C.,) an American artist, born in
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, January 6, 1832. His father
was a portrait-painter. The younger Lambdin studied
art in Munich, Paris, and Italy. In early life lie removed
to Philadelphia, and in 1868 to New York, returning to
Philadelphia after some years. His specialties were por-
traits (especially of young girls) and flower-pieces. His
pictures of roses are especially noteworthy. He was one
of the professors in the Philadelphia Academy of De-
sign, and in 1868 was made a member of the National
Academy. Died January 28, 1896.

Lambeccius or Lambecius. See LAMBECK.

Lambeck, lam'bek, |Lat. LAMBEC'CIUS or LAMBE'-
Cius,] (PETER,) an eminent German bibliographer, born
at Hamburg, April 13, 1628. He became professor of
history in his native place in 1652, and librarian of the
Emperor of Austria, at Vienna, about 1662. Among his
works are a "History of Hamburg," (1652,) and "A
Catalogue of the Imperial Library of Vienna," ("Com-
mentaria de Augusta Bibliotheca Caesarea Vindoho-
nensi," 8 vols., 1665-79,) said to be the most extensive
ever compiled. Died in Vienna in 1680.

See "Leben des Petri Lambeccii." Hamburg, 1724.

Lamberg, von, fon ISm'beRG, (JOSEPH MAXIMILIAN,)
COUNT, a learned and ingenious German writer, born
at Briinn, Moravia, in 1729, corresponded with Voltaire
and Hume. He published (in French) an "Essay on
the Impossible," (1 764,) and "Memoriel d'un Mondain,"
("Memorial of a Worldling," 1775.) Died in 1792.

Lam'bert, (AYLMER BOURKF.,) an English botanist,
born in 1762, contributed memoirs to the "Linnjean
Transactions," and was a liberal patron of scientific



men. His herbarium was one of the finest in England.
Hied in 1842.

Lambert, loN'baiR', (CHARLES JOSEPH,) called Lam-
bert Bey, a French engineer, born at Valenciennes in
1804. About 1832 he entered the service of Mehemet
Ali of Egypt, and became director of the Polytechnic
School and the Observatory of Boolak. Died in 1864.

Lambert, (CLAUDE FRANCOIS,) a French compiler,
born at Dole, lived in Paris. He published numerons
mediocre works, among which was a "History of all
Nations," (15 vols., 1750.) Died in 1765.

Lambert, (DANIEL,) a famous giant, born at I^ices-
ter, England, in 1770. He was five feet eleven inches in
height, and at twenty-three years of age weighed four
hundred and forty-eight pounds. He was also remark-
able for his strength, and performed wonderful feats as
a swimmer and pedestrian. At the time of his death
(1809) he weighed seven hundred and thirty-nine pounds.

Lambert, (Lat LAMBER'TUS,] (FRANCOIS.) a French
Protestant Reformer, born at Avignon in 1487, became a
monk in early youth. Having embraced the Reformed re-
ligion, he fled to Switzerland in 1522, assumed the name
of JOHANNES SERRANUS, and was appointed professor
of theology at Marburg in 1527. He published com-
mentaries on the Bible, and other works. He contributed
greatly to the propagation of the Reformed doctrines in
Thuringia and Hesse. His system of theology is ex-
plained in his " Farrago of almost all Theological Mat-
ters," (" Farrago Omnium fere Rerum Theologicarum.")
Died in 1530.

See BAYLE, "Historical and Critical Dictionary :" JOHANN W.
BAUM, " F. Lambert von Avignon nach seinem Leben," etc., 1840
NICBRON, "Memoires:" " Nouvelle Biographic Ge'nerale."

Lambert, (GEORGE,) an eminent English painter and
engraver, born in Kent about 1710. He painted land-
scapes in the manner of Gaspard Poussin, and had a
great talent for etching. He was the founder of the
Beefsteak Club. Died in 1765.

Lambert, ISm'beRt, (JoHANN HEINRICH,) a profound
and original philosopher and mathematician, was born of a
French Protestant family at Miilhouse, Alsace, in August,
1728. From 1748 to 1759 he was preceptor to the sons
of Count de Salis. About 1763 he became a resident
of Berlin and a pensioned member of the Berlin Acad-
emy of Sciences. He was afterwards employed in civil
affairs, with the title of councillor. He cultivated with
great success mathematics and astronomy, on which he
wrote many treatises, and he demonstrated the incom-
mensurability of the circumference and diameter of a
circle. His " Cosmological Letters" (1761) attracted
much attention. He produced, in German, a celebrated
work on dialectics entitled " Novum Organon," (1763,)
and " Photometria, sive de Gradibus Luminis," ("On
the Degrees of Light," etc.) He belonged to the Prot-
estant church. Died in Berlin in 1777.

See MATTHIAS GRAF, " J. H. Lamberts Leben," 1829; FORMKY,
" filoge de Lambert;" DANIEL HUHRR, " J. H. Lambert nach seinem
Leben und Wirken," 1829; " Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Lambert, (JOHN,) a prominent English republican
general, born about 1620, was a favourite of the Inde-
pendents. He entered the army of the Parliament, fought
as colonel at Marston Moor in 1644, and at the end of
the first civil war had obtained the rank of general. lie
was second in command under Cromwell in Scotland
in 1649, and led the van at Dunbar in 1651. In 1653 he
made the proposition that the title of Protector should
be given to Cromwell. " Lambert, his creature," says
Hume, "who, under an appearance of obsequiousness
to him, indulged an unbounded ambition, proposed to
temper the liberty of a commonwealth by the authority
of a single person." After the death of Oliver he plotted
against Richard Cromwell in 1659, and commanded the
army in opposition to the Parliament until the triumph
of the royalists under Monk. In 1662 he was condemned
to death ; but this penalty was commuted to banishment
in Guernsey, where he survived thirty years.

See HUMK, "History of England;" GRANGER, "Biographical
History of England."

Lambert,(JosEi'H,) a French ecclesiastic and moralist,
born in Paris in 1654, became prior of Saint-Mai tin-de-
Palaiseau. Among his works are "The Evangelical
Year, or Homilies on the Gospels," (7 vols., 1693-97,)



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*nd " Instruction respecting the Creed," (Symbole,) (2
vols., 1728; gth edition, 1830.) Died in 1722.

Lambert, lam'bert, (JossE,) a Flemish printer and
engraver, lived at Ghent, and died in 1556 or 1557.

Lambert, (MICHEL,) a French musician, born near
Poitiers in 1610, was patronized by Richelieu and praised
by Boileau. His songs and cantatas were greatly ad-
mired. Died in 1696.

Lambert, (N.,) a French dramatist, lived about 1650
Among his works is a drama in verse, called "Magic
withoit Magic," ("La Magie sans Magie," 1668.)

Lambert SAINT. See SAINT LAMKF.RT.

Lambert, SAINT, Bishop of Maestricht, was assassin-
ated in 708 by order of Alpheide, mother of Charles
Martel, for having censured her profligacy.

Lambert, de, deh IftN'baiR', (ANNE THERESE DK
Marguenat de Courcelles mSRg'ni'deh kooR'sfl',)
MARQUISE, a French authoress, born in Paris in 1647,
was the wife of General Henri Lambert, noticed below.
She was a friend of Fenelon and Fontenelle. She wrote
"Treatises on Friendship, Taste, and Riches," (1732,)
"Advice of a Mother to her Daughter," (1734,) and
other works, commended for purity of style and of morals.
Died in 1733.

Her son, HENRI FRANCOIS, (1677-1754,) became a
lieutenant-general in 1720.

See FONTHNELLE, " filoge de la Marquise de Lambert," prefixed
to her " CEuvres completes," 1767; SAINTB-BEUVE, "Causeries du
Lundi." tome iv.

Lambert, de, (HENRI,) Marquis de Saint-Bris, a
French general, born in 1631 ; died in 1686.

Lambert le Chanoine, loN'baiR' leh shi'nwan', a
learned compiler, produced a book called "Liber Flori-
dus." Died at Saint Umer in 1125.

Lambert von Aschaffenburg, lam'be'Rt fon i-shjf-
fen-booRG', a German historical writer, born about 1020,
was author of well-written "Annals" published in 1525.
Died about 1080.

Lamberti, llm-bda'tee, (ANTONIO,) an Italian poet,
born at Venice in 1757; died in 1832.

Lamberti, (BONAVENTURA,) an Italian painter, born
at Carpi in 1651, was a pupil, and one of the best imi-
tators, of Cignani. He worked in Rome. Died in 1721.

Lamberti, (Luici,) an Italian Hellenist, born at
Reggio about 1758. In 1797 he became a member of
the grand council of the Cisalpine Republic, and in the
next year a member of the Directory of the same. He
was afterwards professor of rhetoric in the College of
Milan, and was admitted into the Italian Institute. His
most important work was a beautiful edition of Homer,
(3 vols., 1808.) He published an ode to Napoleon, and
other mediocre poems. Died in 1813.

Lambertini, lim-be'R-tee'nee, (MiCHELE,) a painter
of the Bolognese school, lived from 1426 to 1469. He
painted a celebrated Madonna in fresco at Bologna.

Lambertini, (PROSPERO.) Sep BENEDICT XIV.

Lambertus. See LAMBERT, (FRANCOIS.)

Lambilotte, lo.s'be'lot', ( Pere Louis,) a French
composer, born at Charleroi in 1797. His fugues, motets,
etc. had great success. The " Restoration of the Gre-
gorian Chant" is called his master-piece. Died in 1855.

Lambin, los'baN', [Lat. LAMBI'NUS,] (DENIS,) a
learned French professor and classical scholar, born at
Montreuil-sur-Mer, in Picardy, about 1516. He was
appointed professor of Greek in the Royal College of
Paris in 1561. He published esteemed editions of
Cicero, Horace, (1561,) and Lucretius, (1563,) and Latin
versions of Demosthenes and Aristotle, (in part.) He
died of grief for the massacre of the Protestants in 1572.

See GHIUM, " Teatro degli Uomiui illustri ;" TEISSIER, " loges
des Hommes savantes."

Lambinet, loN'be'ni', (EniiLE,) a French landscape-
painter, born at Versailles in 1819. Died in 1877.

Lambinet, (PIERRE,) a French bibliographer, born
near Mezieres in 1742, wrote "Researches into the Ori-
gin of Printing," (1798.) Died in 1813.

Lambinus. See LAMBIN.

Lamblardie, 16.\'bliR'de', (JACQUES ELIE,) a French
engineer, born at Loches, inTouraine, in 1747. He wrote
an able " Memoir on the Coasts of Upper Normandy in
Relation to the Collection of Shingle," (Galet,) (1789.)



Me was the first director of the "Ecole centrale des
l..ivaux publics," the name of which was changed to
Polytechnic School in 1795. Died in 1797.

Lam'brun, (MARGARET,) a Scottish woman, whose
zeal for the cause of Mary Stuart induced her to make
an attempt against the life of Queen Elizabeth. Hei
pistol having dropped from her hand when she was
about to fire, her design was frustrated, and she wa.
pardoned.

Lambruschini, lim-bRoos-kee'nee, (Luioi,) an Ital-
ian cardinal, born at Genoa in 1776. He was appointed
secretary of foreign affairs by Gregory XVI. In 1846
he obtained more votes for pope in the first scrutiny
than any other candidate, but was not elected. He be-
came a member of Pius the Ninth's council of state in
1846, and fled from Rome during the short triumph of
the popular cause in 1848. Died in 1854.

Lambton, (JOHN GEORGE.) See DURHAM, EARL OK

Lambtoii, lam'ton, (WILLIAM,) LIEUTENANT-COLO-
NEL, an English officer, who acquired distinction by his
astronomical and geodesic labours in Hindustan, was
born about 1748. He was employed by the Marquis of
Wellesley about 1801 to direct the trigonometrical sur-
veys which were designed to connect, by a series of tri-
angles, the eastern with the western coast of India. By
the assiduous labour of more than twenty years, he had
extended his operations from the Carnatic to Ellichpoor,
and measured an arc of the meridian 12 in extent He
died in India, of fever, in 1823. The Records of the
Asiatic Society contain several Memoirs on the opera-
tions above mentioned.

Lame, iS'ma', (GABRIEL,) a French geometer and
engineer, born at Tours in 1795, became professor of
physics at the Polytechnic School in Paris about 1832.
He published, besides other works, an able " Treatise
on Physics," (3 vols., 1836,) " Lessons on the Inverse
Functions of Transcendents," etc., (" Le9ons sur les
Fonctions inverses des Transcendantes," etc.,) and
" Lectures on the Mathematical Theory of the Elasticity
of Solid Bodies," (1852.) He was elected a member of
the Institute. Died at Paris, May I, 1870.

La'me-eh, [Heb. p 7,1 the son of Methusaleh, and
the father of Noah, died five years before the Flood,
aged seven hundred and seventy-seven years. Another
Lamech, a descendant of Cain, is the first patriarch
mentioned in Scripture as having more than one wife.

See Genesis iv., v.

La Meilleraie orMeilleraye. See MF.ILI.ERAIE, LA.

Lamennais or La Mennais, de, deh It mi'nj',
(IIUGUEs FELICITE ROBERT,) ABBE, a celebrated Fiench
writer on religion and politics, was born at Saint-Malo in
June, 1782. He was educated at home, where he learned
Greek, Latin, etc. without a teacher. Having received
the tonsure in 1811, he was ordained a priest at Rennes
in 1816, and acquired sudden celebrity by the publication
of his eloquent "Essay on Indifference to Religion,"
(" Essai sur 1'Indifference en Matiere de Religion," 4
vols., 1817-23,) in which he appeared as an orthodox
champion of the Catholic Church. In 1824 he visited
Rome, and declined the offer of a cardinal's hat from
Leo XII. He published in 1825 "Religion considered
in its Relations with the Civil and Political Order,"
which favoured the ultramontane doctrines. Before the
revolution of 1830 his mind had made great progress
towards liberal or democratic principles, without depart-
ing from his religious faith. In that year he founded the
"Avenir," a journal which, in bold and fervent words,
advocated religious and political reforms. Lacordaire
was his disciple and coadjutor in this journal, which was
condemned by the pope in 1832 and suppressed. He
annou ^ed in 1834 his final revolt from the Church of
Rome, in his " Words of a Believer," (" Paroles d'un
Croyant,") which is one of his most important and
powerful productions and was stigmatized by the pope
as "small in volume but immense in perversity." A
great outburst of enthusiasm and indignation followed the
publication of this work. He became ultra-democratic,
and wrote several political works, among which were
"The Affairs of Rome," (1836,) and "The Honk of the
People," (1837.) His "Outlines of Philosophy" ("Es-
quisse d'une Philosophic," 1840-46) obtained great sue-



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cess. In 1840 he was sentenced for one of his writings
to an imprisonment of one year. He was elected to the
Legislative Assembly in 1848. Died in 1854. His com
plete works appeared in 12 vols. 8vo, 1837.

See E. RENAN, " Lamennais et ses fieri ts," in the " Revue des
Deux Mondes," August, 1857; SAINTE-BKUVE, "Portraits contem
porains," 1846, vol. i. ; E. ROBINET, " Etudes sur I'Abbe^ de La-
mennais," 1835; MADROLLE, " Histoire secrete du Partie et de
I'Apostasie de M. de Lamennais," 1843: L. rm LOMENIR, "M. de
Lamennais, par un Homme de Rien," 1840; " Nouvelle Biographic
Ge'ne'rale ;" " Foreign Quarterly Review" for April, 1838 ; " West
minster Review" for April, 1859.

Lamennais, de, (JEAN MARIE ROBERT,) a French
ecclesiastic, born at Saint-Malo about 1775. was a brother
of the preceding. He wrote several religious works, and
became canon of the diocese of Rennes. Died in 1860.

La Mesnardiere, de, deh li mJ'naR'de-aiR', (Hippo-
LYTE JULES PILET,) a mediocre French~~poet, born it
Loudun in 1610; died in 1663.

Lamer, de, deh la"mi',( ADRIEN AUGUSTIN DE Bussv,)
a French doctor of the Sorbonne, born in 1621. He
wrote "Solutions of Many Cases of Conscience," (1714.)
Died in 1691.

Lameth, de, deh la"n>4', (ALEXANDRE,) COUNT, a
French revolutionist, born in Paris in 1760. In 1789 he
was one of the deputies of the noblesse who united with
the Third Estate to form the National Assembly, and he
acted the part of a zealous patriot in that body. After
the death of Mirabeau, (1791,) Barnave and the Lameths
were for a short time among the master-spirits of the
Assembly. He co-operated with his brother and La
Fayette in their efforts to defend the constitution and the
king after his arrest at Varennes. He was a general in
La Fayette 's army when the crisis of August 10, 1792,
compelled him to fly with his general, and both fell
into the hands of the Austrians. Lameth recovered his
liberty in 1795, and returned to France in 1800. In 1820
he acted and voted with La Fayette in the Chamber of
Deputies. He published a "History of the Constituent
Assembly," (2 vols., 1829.) Died in 1829.

See THIBRS, "History of the French Revolution;" QUSRARD,
"La France Litte"raire ;" '' Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Lameth, de, (CHARLES MALO FRANCOIS,) COUNT,
a French politician, brother of the preceding, was born
In Paris in 1757. He served at Yorktown, Virginia,
in 1781. In 1789 he was elected to the States-General,
in which he acted with the popular party. He was a
political friend of Larnave, and aspired to be a rival of
Mirabeau. Changing his course in 1791, he became the
friend of the king, and resisted the progress of the Revo-
lution to extreme issues. He emigrated about 1793, ant ^
returned home in 1801. Under the re'gime of Napoleon
he was a general of brigade. Died in 1832.

See TMIBRS, " History of the French Revolution;" "Nouvelle
Biographic GeWrale."

Lameth, de, (THEODORE,) a brother of the preceding,
was borr. in Paris in 1756. He obtained the rank of
marechal-de-camp in 1791, and was in that year a mem-
ber of the Legislative Assembly, in which he voted with
the constitutional royalists. He defended the king and
queen by his voice with courage and energy, and was an
exile from 1792 to 1800. Died in 1854.

La Metherle, de, deh It ma'iKe', JEAN CLAUDE,) a
French naturalist, born in Maconnais in 1743. He pub-
lished " Principles of Natural Philosophy," (2 vols.,
1787,) "Considerations on Organized Beings," (2 v> > .
1805,) " Lectures on Geology," (3 vols., 1816,) and other
works. He became professor of natural sciences at the
College of France in 1812. Died in 1817.

La Mettrie. See MI-TTRIK, I,\.

Lamey, li'mi, (ANDREAS,) a German historical writer,
born at Miinster in 1726, was perpetual secretary of the
Academy of M.ir.nheim. He wrote, besides other works,
a " Diplomatic History of the Counts of Ravensberg,"
(1779.) Died in 1802.

Lami or Lamy, la"me', (P.i I:N \kr>.) a learned French
priest of the Ofttury, born at Mans in 1640. He tautlit
philosophy and theology at S.iumur, Angers, and
places, and was a disciple of I)es< ,uHs. lie pub'
successful works on religion and s< inir - , am
are a " Treatise on Rhetoric," " Elements of Geometry,"
(1685,) " Apparatus Biblicus," (1696,) and a "Descrip-



tion of tne Temple and Holy City of Jerusalem," (in
Latin, 1720.) His work called " Conversations on the
Sciences" (" Entretiens sur les Sciences," 1684) was
highly esteemed by J. J. Rousseau. Died in 1715.

See BOUILLIER, " Histoire du Carte'sianisme ;" " Nouvelle Bio-
graphic Ge'ne'rale."

Lami or Lamy, (Dom FRANCOIS,) a French Bene-
dictine monk, born near Chartres in 1636. lie passed
his last twenty years in the abbey of Saint-Denis. He
was noted for his skill and alacrity in disputation, and
was the author of several theological works, the most
remarkable of which is " On the Knowledge of One's
Self," (6 vols., 1694-98.) Died in 1711.

Lami, la'mee, (GIOVANNI,) an Italian antiquary and
litterattiir of high reputation, born at Santa Croce, a
village between Pisa and Florence, in 1697. lie was a
good classical scholar, and became professor of eccle
siastical history at Florence about 1732. From 1740 to
1770 he edited an able literary periodical named "No-
velle Letterarie." He contributed much to explain or
elucidate the civil and literary history of Tuscany, and
published, besides other works, "Delights of Learned
Men," (Deliciae Eruditorum," 18 vols., 1736-69,) and the
lives of many eminent Italian literati, "Memorabilia
Italorum Eruditione praestantium," (3 vols., 1742-48 ',
Died in 1770.

See his Autobiography in the isth volume of his " Deiiciz Enj-
ditorum;" FONTANI, " Elopo di Lami," 1789; FABRONI, "Vitz
Italorum doctrina excellentium."

Lami, (PIERRE RMI CRUSSOLLE,) a French litterateur,
born in Paris in 1798; died in 1832.

La'ml-a, an Athenian courtesan, renowned for wit
and profusion, was the mistress of Demetrius Poliorcetes
about 300 B.C.

Lamiae, la'mT-ee, [Gr. \afuot ; Fr. LAMIES, li'me',]
fabulous monsters of classic mythology, sometimes rep-
resented as having the head and breast of a woman ind
the body of a serpent. They were supposed to have the
power of changing their forms. According to one tradi-
tion, there was a queen of Libya named Lamia, who waa
notorious for her cruelty and was accustomed to murder
children. The name of Lamia was used to frighten
children in the nurseries of antiquity.

Lamiea. See LAMLt.

Lam'ington, (ALEXANDER DUNDAS Ross WISHF.ART
BAH.LIE Cochrane,) LORD, formerly known as BAII.LIK
Cochrane, an English author, a son of Sir T. J. Coch-
rane, already noticed. He was born in November, 1816,
and was educated at Eton, and at Trinity College, Cam-
bridge. For many years (1841-80) he was a Conserva-
tive in Parliament, and in 1880 lie was raised to the
peerage. Among his works are "Poems," (1838,)
"Ernest Vane," (1849,) "Florence, the Beautiful,"
(1854,) "Young Italy," (1865,) " Francis the First," etc.,
(1870,) "The Theatre Fran9ais in the Reign of Louis
XV.," (1879.) etc. Died February 16, 1890.

Lamlein or Laemlein, lem'lin, (ALEXANDER,) a


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