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LIST OF WRITERS

IN THE FORTY-EIGHTH VOLUME.

G. A. A. . . G. A. AITKEN.

R. D..... ROBERT DUNLOP.

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J. G. A. J. G. ALGER.

C. H. F. C. H. FIRTH.
A. J. A.... SIR ALEXANDER J. ARBUTANOT, W. Y. F... W. Y. FLETCHER, F.S.A.
K.C.S.I.

W. H. F... THE VERY Rev. W. H. FREW. A. J. A.. W. A. J. ARCHBOLD.

MANTLE, DEAN OF Ripon. T. A. A. T. A. ARCHER.

J. G.

JAMES GAIRDNER.

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T. G. B. THE REV. PROFESSOR BONNEY, E. G. H.. E. G. HAWKE.
F.R.S.

T. F. H... T. F. HENDERSON.
G. S. B. G. S. BOULGER.

W. A. S. H. W. A. S. HEWINS. W. B-T. MAJOR BROADFOOT.

W. H..... THE REV. WILLIAM HUNT. E. I. C.... E. IRVING CARLYLE.

W. H. H. . THE Rev. W. H. HUTTON, A. M. C-E.. Miss A. M. COOKE.

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C. R. M. SIR CLEMENTS MARKHAM, K.C.B. B. H. S. B. H. SOULSBY.
W. W. M. . THE Rev. W. W. MERRY, D.D., G. W. S.. THE REv. G. W. SPROTT, D.D.

RECTOR LINCOLN COL. R. S. ROBERT STEELE.
LEGE, OXFORD.

L. S.

LESLIE STEPHEN. L. M. M... Miss MIDDLETON.

G. S-h.... GEORGE STRONACH.
A. H. M. A. H. MILLAR.

C. W. S. C. W. SUTTON.
C. M.
Cosmo MONKHOUSE.

J. T-T. JAMES TAIT. N. M.. NORMAN MOORE, M.D.

H. R. T... H. R. TEDDER, F.S.A.
G. F. W. M. THE Rey, G. F. W. MUNBY.

D. LL. T... D. LLEUFER THOMAS.
A. N.
ALBERT NICHOLSON.

E. M. T. .. SIR EDWARD MAUNDE THOMPSON,
G. LE G. N. G. LE GRYS NORGATE.

K.C.B.
K. N.
Miss KATE NORGATE.

M. T. .... MRs. Tout.
D. J. O'D. . D. J. O'DonoghUE.

T. F. T. . . PROFESSOR T. F. Tout. F. M. O'D.. F. M. O'DONOGHUE.

R. H. V. COLONEL R. H. Vetch, R.E.,
J. H. 0. THE Rev. Canon OVERTON.

C.B.
H. P.
HENRY Paton.

M. G. W... TAE Rev. M. G. WATKINS.

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A. F. P.

A. F. POLLARD.

F. W-N. .. FOSTER WATSON.

S. L.-P..

STANLEY LANE-POOLE.

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CHARLES WELCH, F.S.A.

D'A. P.... D'ARCY POWER, F.R.C.S.

S. W. .... STEPHEN WHEELER.

R. B. P.

R. B. PROSSER.

W. R. W.

W. R. WILLIAMS.

F. R.

FRASER RAE.

B. B. W..

B. B. WOODWARD.

J. M. R.

J. M. Rigg.

W. W.

WARWICK WROTH, F.S.A.

DICTIONARY

OF

NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

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Reilly

Reilly REILLY or more properly REILY, tained the office of taxing-master for his HUGH (d. 1695?), political writer, was born services to the liberal party. The younger in co. Cavan, and became master in chan- Reilly was born in the town of Monaghan cery and clerk of the council in Ireland in on 30 March 1824. He was educated there James II's reign. He went to France with and at Trinity College, Dublin, but did not James II, and is said to have been appointed take a degree. In Dublin he renewed an lord chancellor of Ireland at St. Germains. early acquaintanceship with his fellow-townsIn 1695 he published Ireland's Case briefly man, Charles Gavan Duffy, and through him stated' (12mo, 2 pts.), without any place on became known to the leading Young Irethe title-page; another edition, also without landers. He sent contributions to the place, appeared in 1720. It gives an account Nation,'and in 1845 joined its staff, writing of the conduct and misfortunes of the Roman in it fiery and eloquent articles. He became catholics in Ireland from the reign of Eliza- devotedly attached to John Mitchel (q. v.], beth to that of James II, and complains of but did not work well with the other memthe neglect they suffered under Charles II. bers of the advanced nationalist party, and The statements throughout are general, and especially disliked Thomas D'Arcy McGee few dates or particular facts are given. The [g. v.] When Mitchel broke off his conneclast speech of Oliver Plunket (q. v.] is added. tion with the Nation' in December 1847, It is said that James II, offended by the tone Reilly followed his example, and became early of Reilly's book, dismissed him from his ser- in 1818 a contributor to Mitchel's newly estavice. He is believed to have died in 1695. blished paper, the United Irishman. A The 'Impartial History of Ireland'(London, violent article by Reilly, entitled “The French 1754) is a reprint of Reilly's “Ireland's Case, Fashion,' which appeared in the paper on and it was again issued under the same title 4 March 1848, formed one count in the indictat Dublin in 1787, and as the 'Genuine His- ment on which Mitchel was subsequently tory of Ireland' at Dublin in 1799 and in tried. Mitchel declared Reilly's article, for 1837. Burke's speech at the Bristol election which he was forced to undergo all the reof 1780 is printed with the edition of 1787, sponsibility -legal, personal, and moral'— and a memoir of Daniel O'Connell with that to be one of the most telling revolutionary of 1837. The form, paper, and type of the documents ever penned. Reilly escape book show that it was bought by the popu- from Ireland to New York in 1848, and lace in Ireland; its popularity was due to no contributed to the Irish-American papers. special merit, but to the fact that it was long for two years he was editor of the New almost the only printed argument in favour York · Democratic Review, and afterwards of Irish Roman catholics.

of the presidential organ, the • Washington [Sir James Ware's Works, ed. Harris, Dublin, Union.' He died suddenly in Washington 1764 ; Reilly's Ireland's Case.] N. M.

on 6 March 1854, and was buried in Mount

Olivet cemetery. In May 1881 a fine monuREILLY, THOMAS DEVIN (1824- ment was placed over his grave by the 1851), Irish revolutionary writer, was the Irishmen of 'that city. On 30 March 1850 son of Thomas Reilly, a solicitor, who ob- he married Jennie Miller in Providence,

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Rhode Island. She died in Washington on Prussian army, or rather on its system of 29 July 1892.

supply and transport, as tested in the field, Reilly, who could write forcibly, was and on its artillery material. While geneone of the boldest and most impetuous of rally favourable, he blamed the hospital the Young Irelanders. Gavan Duffy severely arrangements, and he pronounced the breechcondemns his treatment of D'Arcy McGee, loading guns inferior to muzzle-loading guns, whom he assailed with relentless hostility. and, for some purposes, even to smoothMitchel, who describes him as the largest bores. heart, the most daring spirit, the loftiest Reilly became regimental lieutenant-cologenius of all Irish rebels in these latter nel in 1868, and next year was the guest of days,' said that 'in all the wild activity of Lord Mayo in India, whence he wrote some his life, he never aimed low and never spoke descriptive letters to the Times 'newspaper. falsely.

He spoke French fluently, and at the end [Life of John Martin, by P. A. S., pp. 76- of October 1870, while the siege of Paris 104; Savage’s ’98 and '48; Duffy's Young Ire. was going on, he was sent out as extra mililand; Mitchel's Jail Journal ; Irishman, 16 Dec. tary attaché to the British embassy at Tours. 1876; O'Donoghue's Poets of Ireland, p. 213.] He at once joined the headquarters of the

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French army of the Loire, and became the REILLY, WILLIAM EDWARD channel for distributing British contribuMOYSES (1827–1886), major-general, born tions in aid of the wounded. He was preat Scarragh, co. Down, on 13 Jan. 1827, was sent at Beaune-la-Rolande, and the subsefourth son of James Miles Reilly of Cloon quent battles in front of Orleans. The Eavin, co. Down, by Emilia, second daughter hurried evacuation of Orleans by the French of the Rev. Hugh Montgomery of Grey in the night of 4 Dec. took place without his Abbey. He was educated at Christ's Hos- knowledge. He was arrested there next pital, and at the age of fifteen became a cadet morning by the Prussians, and sent to Engat the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. land by way of Saarbrück and Belgium. Xe He was commissioned as second lieutenant wished to rejoin the British embassy, then at in the royal artillery on 18 Dec. 1845, pro- Bordeaux, but the British government demoted first lieutenant on 3 April 1846, and cided that he should not. In recognition of second captain on 17 Feb. 1854. In that his services the French government raised year he was appointed aide-de-camp to him to the grade of officer of the Legion of General Fox-Strangways, who commanded Honour on 20 March 1872, and commander the artillery in the Crimea ; but, on his way on 4 Nov. 1878. out from England, he learned that Strang- From April 1871 to January 1876 he was ways had been killed in the battle of Inker- employed in the war office as assistant diman. He went on to the Crimea, and volun- rector of artillery. During this time he teered for service as a battery officer. He made several visits abroad to report on artilwas employed in the trenches through the lery questions : to Berlin in 1872, to France winter, and in February 1855 he was made and to the Vienna exhibition in 1873. He adjutant (and subsequently brigade-major) also accompanied the Duke of Edinburgh to of the siege-train. He was present at the Russia in 1874. In his reports he still several bombardments, and was three times adhered to his preference for muzzle-loadmentioned in despatches. He received a ing guns, and did not think Great Britain brevet majority on 2 Nov. 1855, the Legion had much to borrow from foreign artilof Honour of France, and the fifth class of lery. the Medjidié, and was created C.B. After He became brevet-colonel on 22 Aug. 1873, the fall of Sebastopol he was deputy-adjutant and regimental colonel on 25 Sept. 1877. In quartermaster-general at the headquarters of January 1879 he was appointed to command the army till it left the Crimea in June 1856. the royal artillery at Aldershot, but in the From December 1856 to April 1859 Reilly following month he was sent out to South was aide-de-camp to Sir Richard Dacres, Africa, in a similar capacity, to take part in commanding the royal artillery in Ireland, the Zulu war, which was then entering on and, under Dacres's direction, he compiled the its second stage. While he was inspecting official account of the artillery operations of one of his batteries his horse fell with him, the siege of Sebastopol.

and broke his wrist; and this prevented his During the war of 1866 between Prussia being present at Ulundi. After his return, and Austria he was sent out as British com- in 1883, he became director of artillery at missioner with the Prussian army, but could the war office, with the temporary rank of not join it till 19 July, when the fighting brigadier-general

. He resigned this post at was over. He wrote a memorandum on the the end of 1884 on account of ill-health.

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