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in compliance with a recommendation of Congress, the
President appointed General Grant lieutenant-general of
the armies of the United States. When he presented
General Grant with his commission, Mr. Lincoln ad-
dressed him with these words : "The nation's apprecia-
tion of what you have already done, and its reliance upon
you for what still remains to be done, in the existing
great struggle, are now presented with this commission,
constituting you lieutenant-general of the armies of the
United States. With this high honour devolves upon
you also a corresponding responsibility. As the country
herein trusts you, so, under God, it will sustain you. I
scarcely need to add that with what I here speak for
the nation, goes my own hearty personal concurrence."

In the autumn of 1864, Mr. Lincoln was a second time
elected President of the United States, General McClel-
Ian being the opposing candidate. Lincoln received the
votes of all the Northern States except New Jersey and

General Grant, having taken immediate command of
the army of the Potomac, commenced early in May the
ever-memorable campaign of 1864 against Richmond.
After many severe and bloody conflicts, and the display
of consummate military skill on the part of the rival com-
manders, and an obstinate bravery on the part of their
troops, rarely paralleled in the history of warfare, Gen-
eral Lee was at length (April 2, 1865) forced to abandon
the defence of Richmond, which was evacuated the fol-
lowing night, and on the 9th of April he surrendered to
General Grant with all his army. On the i?th of the
same month, General J. E. Johnston, commander of the
southern division of the Confederate army, then in North
Carolina, entered into terms of capitulation with Gen-
eral Sherman, according to which all the Confederate
troops still remaining in the field were to lay down their
arms and return to their respective States. Thus the
war of the rebellion was brought to a close. But, before

the final arrangement between Sherman and Johnston
was completed, the universal joy of the Northern States
was changed into bitter mourning by the death of Presi-
dent Lincoln, who was cut off in the very hour of triumph
by the hand of an assassin. A desperate band of con-
spirators, of whom John Wilkes Booth, a native of
Maryland, was the ringleader, had for some time enter-
tained the design of seizing the President and making
him a prisoner. Finding no opportunity to carry their
purpose into effect, they resolved at length to take his
life. The great object of Lincoln's administration the
restoration of the authority of the government having
been at last accomplished, on the evening of the I4th of
April he sought at Ford's Theatre a brief relaxation from
the duties and cares of his high office. Booth, being an
actor by profession, had free admittance to the theatre.
While the President's attention was absorbed by the
scene before him, the assassin approached him from
behind, unperceived. To make sure of his victim, Booth
discharged his pistol when the muzzle was not more
than a few inches from the head of the President, who,
as the ball entered his brain, sank slightly forward with-
out uttering a sound ; and, although he continued to
breathe for several hours, he was evidently wholly un-
conscious from the time that he received the fatal wound
until his death, which occurred at half-past seven on the
morning of the 1 5th. Mr. Lincoln had often received
anonymous letters threatening him with death ; but his
thoughts were too much occupied with the affairs of
the nation to permit him to feel anxiety for his personal
safety ; and, indeed, it was impossible for him, as he
intimated to some of his friends who urged him to be
more on his guard, to render his life secure without
adopting precautions alike repugnant to his own feel-
ings and to the universal usage of his country. We
believe it is no exaggeration to say that, since the dawn
of history, no more upright or conscientious ruler than
Abraham Lincoln ever presided over the destinies of a
great nation ; nor has there been any more free from
every taint of selfish ambition or personal resentment.

Among the many eminent men who, in their writings
or public speeches, have attempted to portray the char-
acter and commemorate the virtues of President Lincoln,
we know of none who has been more successful than
Mr. Emerson. The admirable fitness of his remarks
must be our apology, if any be needed, for giving the
following extracts from his discourse delivered at the
funeral services held in Concord, Massachusetts, April
19, 1865:

"A plain man of the people, an extraordinary for-
tune attended him. Lord Bacon says, ' Manifest virtues
procure reputation ; occult ones, fortune.' He offered
no shining qualities at the first encounter ; he did not
offend by superiority. He had a face and manner which
disarmed suspicion, which inspired confidence, which
confirmed good will. He was a man without vices. He
had a strong sense of duty, which it was very easy for
him to obey. Then he had what farmers call a 'long
head ;' was excellent in working out the sum for himself,
in arguing his case and convincing you fairly and firmly.
. . . He had a vast good nature, which made him tolerant
and accessible to all. . . . Then his broad good humour,
running easily into jocular talk, in which he delighted
and in which he excelled, was a rich gift to this wise
man. It enabled him to keep his secret, to meet every
kind of man, and every rank in society, ... to mask
his own purpose and sound his companion, and to catch
with true instinct the temper of every company he ad-
dressed. His occupying the chair of state was a triumph
of the good sense of mankind and of the public conscience.
This middle-class country had got a middle-class Presi-
dent at last. Yes, in manners and sympathies, but not
in powers ; for his powers were superior. This man
grew according to the need ; his mind mastered the prob-
lem of the day ; and as the problem grew, so did his
comprehension of it. Rarely was a man so fitted to the
event. ... It cannot be said that there is any exagger-
ation of his worth. If ever a man was fairly tested, he
was. There was no lack of resistance, nor of slander,
nor of ridicule. . . . Then what an occasion was the
whirlwind of the war ! Here was place for no holiday

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magistrate, no fair-weather sailor : the new pilot was
hurried to the helm in a tornado. In four years four
years of battle-days his endurance, his fertility of re-
sources, his magnanimity, were sorely tried and never
found wanting. There, by his courage, his justice, his
even temper, his fertile counsel, his humanity, he stood
a heroic figure in the centre of a heroic epoch. He is
the true history of the American people in his time the
true representative of this continent father of his country,
the pulse of twenty millions throbbing in his heart, the
thought of their minds articulated by his tongue."

Lincoln, (BENJAMIN,) an American general, born in
Hingham, Massachusetts, in January, 1733. He was
originally a farmer. In 1776 he was appointed a major-
general of militia, and joined the army of Washington
with reinforcements in February, 1777. In this year he
was appointed major-general by Congress, and was or-
dered to join the Northern army, commanded by General
Gates. In October, 1777, he received a wound which
disabled him for nearly a year. He was appointed to
the chief command of the Southern department about
September, 1778, and defended Charleston against Gen-
eral Prevost in the spring of 1779. In October of that
year General Lincoln and Count D'Estaing made an
unsuccessful assault on Savannah. He was besieged by
Sir Henry Clinton in Charleston, which he was com-
pelled to surrender in May, 1780. He afterwards com-
manded a division at the siege of Yorktown, in October
1781. He had the reputation of an able and prudent
general. In October, 1781, he became secretary of war.
He retired from this office about the end of 1784, and
was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts in
1787 by the Federalists. Died at Hingham in 1810.

See a " Life of Benjamin Lincoln," by FRANCIS BOWSN, in
SPARKS'S "American Biography," second series, vol. riii.

Lincoln, link'on, (EDWARD CLINTON,) EARL OP, an
English admiral, born in 1512, was the only son of!
Thomas Lord Clinton. He was appointed lord admiral
for life in 1550. In 1557 he commanded a division of!
the English army at Saint-Quentin. On the accession
of Elizabeth (1558) he was retained in the office of lord
admiral. In the peaceful reign that followed he had
little opportunity to acquire renown. He was created
Earl of Lincoln in 1572. Died in 1584, leaving the title
to his son Henry. A Henry Clinton, Earl of Lincoln,
married the daughter of Henry Pelham, who was prime
minister about 1750. In 1768 he inherited the title of
Duke of Newcastle. Died in 1794.

Lincoln, (JOHN LARKIN,) LL.D., an American scholar
and critical writer, born at Boston in 1817. He was
appointed in 1844 professor of the Latin language and
literature in Brown University. He edited Horace, Livy,
and Ovid for the use of schools. Died Oct. 17, 1891.

Lincoln, (LEVi,) an American jurist and statesman,
born in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1749, graduated at
Harvard College. He practised law at Worcester, and
became one of the most eminent lawyers in the State.
In 1799 he was elected a member of Congress. He was
a Democrat or Republican in party politics, and was
attorney-general under Jefferson from 1801 to December,
1805. In 1807-08 he was Lieutenant-Governor of Mas-
sachusetts. Died at Worcester in 1820.

Lincoln, (LEVi,) a lawyer, a son of the preceding,
was born at Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1782. He
was chosen Governor of his native State in 1825, being
supported by both parties, and was a member of Con-
gress during three terms, (1835-41.) Died in 1868.
Lincoln, (ROBERT TODD,) an American states-
man, son of Abraham Lincoln, was born at Spring-
field, Illinois, August i, 1843. He graduated at
Harvard in 1864, served as a captain through the
final campaign of the civil war, and was subsequently
engaged in law practice at Chicago. In 1881 he was
appointed secretary of war by President Garfield,
retaining this post under President Arthur. In 1889
he was appointed minister of the United States to
Great Britain. He resumed the practice of his profes-
sion in 1893. After the death of George M. Pullman
he became acting president of the Pullman Palace Car

Lind, (JAMES,) an English physician, born about 1716,
published a valuable "Treatise on the Scurvy," (1753,)
and "Essay on the Diseases to which Europeans are
exposed in Hot Climates," (1768,) which were often
reprinted. Died at Gosport in 1794.

Llnd, (JENNY,) a celebrated Swedish vocalist, born
at Stockholm in 182^, was the daughter of a teacher of
languages. She began to sing on the stage about the
age of ten years, and performed in vaudevilles with
success. At the age of sixteen she became the prime
favourite of the Stockholm Opera, where she made her
debut as Agatha in "Der Freischiitz." In 1841 she
became a pupil of Garcia, the celebrated singing-master
in Paris, where she met Meyerbeer, who engaged b:r
for the Opera of Berlin. She sang in Berlin in 1844 and
1845, exciting great and unabated enthusiasm. After
performing in several capitals of Germany, she visited
London, where she was greeted with the warmest ap-
plause, in 1847 and the two ensuing years. Having
made an engagement with P. T. Barnum to sing in the
United States, she arrived at New York in September,
1850. Her concerts in this country excited enthusi-
astic admiration, and were repeated in the chief cities of
the Union until 1852, when she returned to Europe with
Otto Goldschmidt, a skilful pianist, to whom she had
been married in 1851. In private life she ever main-
tained an enviable reputation, and while in the United
States gave many thousand dollars for charitable pur-
poses. After her marriage she occasionally appeared
in charitable concerts. Died November 2, 1887.

See N. P. WILLIS, "Memoranda of the Life of Jenny Lind:" J.
A. BBCHBR, "I. Lind: Skizze ihres Lebens," etc, 1847; "Memoir
Df J. Lind," London, 1847; HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, "True
Stoir of my Life :" the same notice in the " Living Age" for No-
vember, 1850.

Linda. See LINUANUS.

Lmdanus, lin-da'nus, or Linda, lin'da, (WILLIAM
DAMASUS,) a Roman Catholic prelate, noted as a con-
troversialist, was born at Dort, Holland, in 1525. He
was remarkable for the severity with which he per-
formed the office of Inquisitor of the faith. In 1562
he was appointed by Philip II. Bishop of Ruremond.
His most popular work was "Evangelical Panoply,"
(" Panoplia Evangelica," 1563.) Died in 1568 or 1588.
See A. HAVHNSIL'S, "Vita G. Lindani," 1609.
Lindau, lin'dow, (PAUL,) a German critic and drama-
tist, born at Magdeburg, June 3, 1839. He studied at
Halle, Leipsic, Berlin, and Paris. He published
numerous works, including biographies, essays, and
criticisms, but is best known for his plays and novels.
His most successful play was " Maria und Magda-
lena." His comedies are notable for refinement of
, tone. In 1895 he was made director of the court
theatre at Meiningen.

Lindberg, llnd'be'RO, (JACOB CHRISTIAN,) a Danish
theologian and numismatist, born at Ripen, Jutland, in
1797. He published a "Treatise on Cufic Coins,"
(1830,) a "Hebrew-Danish Hand-Lexicon," (1835,) and
able works on theology, etc. Died December 10, 1857.
Lindblom,Und'blom, (JACOB AXEL,) a Swedish prel-
ate, born in Ostrogothia in 1747. He was professor ol
belles-lettres in the University of Upsal, and published
a " Latin-Swedish Dictionary" before he became Bishop
of Linkoping, (1789.) He was afterwards chosen Arch-
bishop of Upsal. Died in 1819.

See HEDBORN, "Aminnelse-Tal ofver J. A. Lindblom," 1810.

Linde, von, fon lin'deh, (JUSTIN TIMOTHEUS BAL-
THASAR,) a German jurist, born in Westphalia in 1797,
published numerous legal treatises. Died in 1870.

Liude, von, fon lin'deh, (SAMUEL GOTTLOB.) an emi-
nent Polish lexicographer, born at Thorn in 1771. About
1803 he became rector of the Lyceum and chief librarian
of the University in Warsaw. In 1807 lie produced the
first volume of his great "Dictionary of the Polish lan-
guage," (6 vols.,) regarded as the best work of the kind,
From 1833 to 1838 he was director of the gymnasium
of Warsaw. He wrote a " Historical Outline of the
Literature of the Slavonic Races," (1825.) Died at War-
saw in 1847.

See SAINT-MAURICK CABANY. "S. T. de Linde," etc., 1853.

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Iiindeblad, lin'deh-blad', (ASSAR,) a Swedish poet,
born near Lund in 1800. Among his best productions
is "The Missionary," (1839.) Died March 3, 1^48.

Linden, van der, vin der lin'den, (DAVID,) a Flemish
poet and antiquary, born at Ghent about 1570; died
about 1635.

Linden, van der, vin der lin'den, JAN ANTONIDES.)
a learned Dutch physician, born at Enkhuysen in 1609.
He beer ' " ' ' T '

He publ

Physiologica,") and a good edition of Hippocrates, in
Greek. Died in 1664.

See BAVLE, "Historical and Critical Dictionary;" NicriRON,
' Me'moires."

Lindenati, von, Con lin'deh-now', (BERNKARD Au-
ous*:,) a German astronomer, born at Altenburg in 1780.
Between 1826 and 184} he served the King of Saxony
as privy councillor, minister of the interior, etc. In 1843
he retired from political life to devote himself to as-
tronomy. Among his publications are " Tables of Venus,"
(1810,) "Tables of Mars," (1811,) and a "History of
Astronomy during the First Decade of the Nineteenth
Century," (1811.) Died in 1854.

See BROCKHAUS, " Conversations-Lexikon."

Lindeubrog, Hn'den-bRoG', or Lindenbruch, lin'-
den-bRooK', [Lat. TILIOBRO'GA,] (ERPOLD,) a German
historical writer, born at Bremen in 1540. He wrote a
"History of the Kings of Denmark," and "Chronicle
of the Life and Actions of Charlemagne." He also
edited the " Historians of Northern Germany." Died
n 1616.

See WILKENS, " Leben der benihmten Lindenbrogiorum," 1723.

Lindenschmit, lin'den-shmit', (WiLHELM,) a Ger-
mai. historical painter, born at Mentz in 1806. Among
his works are frescos painted for Prince Ludwig in
the Hofgarten, Munich, and in the Pinakothek. Died
in 1848.

Liudet, laN'di', (JEAN BAPTISTE ROBERT,) a French
Tacobin and financier, born at Eernay, Normandy, in
1743. He was elected to the Convention in 1792, and
was a member of the committee of public safety after
its number was reduced and after it was invested with
supreme executive power, (1793.) He was reputed one
of the least violent but most subtle chiefs of the domi-
nant faction. He was minister of finances from June,
1799, until Bonaparte became First Consul, in November
( that year. Died in 1825.

LInd'ley, (JOHN,) LL.D., F.R.S., one of the most
eminent botanists of the present century, was born at
Catton, near Norwich, England, in 1799. He was the
son of the proprietor of a nursery-garden. About 1821
he became a resident of London, and was employed to
sprite the descriptions of London's " Encyclopaedia of
Plants," (1829.) In 1830 he published an " Introduction
lo the Natural System of Botany." Of this system he
is a zealous advocate, and has contributed more than
any other English botanist to render it popular. His
"Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany"
;i832) is highly commended. In 1836 he produced "A
Natural System of Botany," which was expanded into
" The Vegetable Kingdom," (1846,) with engravings,
probably the most excellent and comprehensive work
that has ever appeared on that subject. He adopted in
this work an improved, or at least new, system of classi-
fication, and explained the uses of plants. In 1829 Dr.
Lii i'.iey became professor of botany in the University
College, London, where he was very successful as a lec-
turer. His " Flora Medica" (1838) describes the plants
used in medical practice. He wrote many botanical
articles for the " Penny Cyclopaedia," and a good ele-
mentary work on Botany inserted in the "Library
of Useful Knowledge." In his excellent work entitled
"Theory of Horticulture," (1844,) ne successfully ap-
plied science to practical utility. He was also the
author of popular treatises, entitled "Ladies' Botany,"
" School Botany," " British Pomology," and " Orchard
and Kitchen Garden." About 1841 he became editoi
of the "Gardener's Chronicle," a valuable periodical
Died at Acton Green, November i, 1865.

Lindner, Unt'ner, (FRIEDRICH LUDWIG,) a German

political writer, born at Mitau, Courland, in 1772. In

1824 he published "Secret Papers," and in 1825 became

editor of the " Political Annals," at Munich. He also

| wrote " Europe and the Orient," (1839,) and other works.

'Died in 1845.

Lindner, (FRIEDRICH WILHELM,) a German teacher
;and theologian, born at Weida in 1779. He became
professor of the science of teaching at Leipsic in 1825.
He published a Latin treatise on the art of teaching,
" De Finibus et Prassidiis Artis pasdagogicae," (1825,)
and a work on free-masonry. Died in 1864.

Lindner, (WILHELM BRUNO,) a writer on theology,
I a son of the preceding, was born at Leipsic in 1814. He
was appointed professor of theology at Leipsic in 1846.
His principal work is a "Manual of the History of the
Christian Church," (2 vols., 1848-54.)

Lindpaintner, Unt'pint'ner, (PETER JOSEPH,) aGe>
man composer, born at Coblentz in 1791. He produced
symphonies, overtures, instrument pieces, and operas
entitled "The Sicilian Vespers" and "The Vampyre. 1 '
Died in 1856.

Lindsay, lin'ze, ( ALEXANDER WILLIAM CRAW-
FORD,) LORD, a British author, the son of the Earl of
Crawford, was born in Cumberland in 1812. After
making a tour in the East, he published in 1838 " Letters
~>n Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land," which passed
through several editions. He increased his reputation
by an important and novel work, entitled " Sketches of
the History of Christian Art," (1847,) which displays
much research and contains eloquent passages. In 1849
he published the "Lives of the Lindsays," a family his-
tory of much merit. Died in 1880.

Lindsay, (Sir DAVID,) a Scottish poet, born about
1495. He became in 1512 a page or servitor to the
prince, (afterwards James V.,) and continued in his ser-
vice until 1524. Among his principal works are "The
Dream," "The Complaint of the King's Papingo," (a
satire on the clergy,) a " Satire on the Three Estates,"
and "The Monarchic." He excelled in sarcasm, which
he directed with much effect against the Romish Church.
He is supposed to have died after 1567.

Lindsay, (DAVID,) an Australian explorer, was
born in South Australia in 1856. He entered the
government service as a surveyor, and in 1883 became
the leader of the Arnheims Land-Exploring Expedition,
which endured severe hardships. In 1885-86 he
conducted an exploration at his own expense, travers-
ing Australia from south to north through an almost
rainless country. He became a Fellow of the Royal
Geographical Society of London, which published the
journals of his explorations.

Lindsay, (JOHN,) Earl of Crawford, an able British
general, born in 1702. For his conduct at Fontenoy he
obtained the rank of major-general. He was renowned
for generosity, talents, and other popular qualities. Died
in 1749.

Lindsay, (WILLIAM SCHAW,) a British merchant, born
in Ayrshire in 1816, became one of the largest ship-owners
in the kingdom. He was once a cabin-boy, and raised
himself to affluence by industry and prudence. He pub-
lished a valuable " History of Merchant Shipping," in e,
vols. He was elected to Parliament in 1854. Died
August 28, 1877.


Lindsey, lin'ze, (MONTAGUE BERTIE,) EARL OF,
born in 1608, was a son of Robert Bertie. (See BERTIE.)
He fought for Charles I. at Edgehill and Naseby, and,
when the king was imprisoned in the Isle of Wight,
negotiated the treaty of Newport. Died in 1666.

Lindsey, (THEOPHILUS,) an English Unitarian min-
ister, born in Cheshire in 1723. Having taken orders
in the Anglican Church, he obtained ir 1763 the living
of Catterick, Yorkshire. He became so dissatisfied with
the Trinitarian creed that in 1773 he resigned his living
and published an " Apology" for his course, which is a
work of much research. He then removed to London,
where he was successful in forming a Unitarian congre-
gation, and preached about twenty years. He published,
besides other works, a " Historical View of the State of

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the Unitarian Doctrine and Worship," (1783.) Died in

See THOMAS BHLSHAM, " Memoirs of Theoohilus Lindsey," 1811

Lindsley, Hnz'Ie, (PHILIP,) D.D., an American di-
vine and scholar, born at Morristown, New Jersey, in
1786. He became in 1850 professor of ecclesiastical
archeology in the New Albany Theological Seminary,
Indiana. Died in 1855.

Ling, (PEHR HENRIK,) born in Smiland, in Sweden,
in 1776, is regarded as one of the founders of modern
gymnastics. He founded a gymnastic institute, and intro-
duced " the movement cure" for diseases. He published
some volumes of poetry. Died in 1839.

LInga, llng'ga, or Lingam, llng'gam, in the Hindoo
mythology, a phallic symbol, or type of the reproductive
power, which is regarded as the especial attribute of
Siva. (See SIVA.)

See MOOR, " Hindu Pantheon ;" GUIGNIAUT, " Religions de 1'An-
n'quite 1 ," book i chap. ii.

Lingard, ling'gard, (JOHN,) an eminent English histo-
rian, born at Winchester in 1771. He became a Roman
Catholic priest, and settled at Hornby, Lancashire, about
1811. He published in 1819 the first volume of his
" History of England from the First Invasion by the
Romans to the Accession of William and Mary in 1688,"
of which the sixth edition, in 10 vols., appeared in
1855. This work is highly esteemed for its style, accu-
racy, and other merits. He also wrote " The Antiquities
of the Anglo-Saxon Church," (1806,) and other works.
He visited Rome in 1825, and, it is said, refused the
offer of a cardinal's hat. Died in 1851.

See " Edinburgh Review" for April, 1825, (vol. xlii.,) and March,
1831, (vol. liii. ;) "Monthly Review" for July and September, 1819,

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