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March 2.—Byron, Rt. Hon. George Anson Among his numerous published volumes Byron, seventh Lord, an admiral in the British be mentioned his " Universal Vrees Navy, successor to the title of Lord Byron, the “ Shores and Islands of the Mediterrace poet, died in London. He was born in 1789, “ Christian Politics," " Preachers and P entered the navy as a volunteer in 1800, and was ing,” “Echoes of the Universe," and "Ona advanced to the rank of commander in 1812. the Twin Giants," besides several transisi His last appointment was to the Blonde frigate, from Lamartine, Calmet and others. Here to convey from England the King and Queen of also a frequent contributor to the peria. the Sandwich Islands. A full account of this literature of the day. His taste for invoyage was published in 1826, under the title matics resulted in a choice collection of rin "Voyage of Her Majesty's Ship Blonde to the which recently sold for a large sim. Y Sandwich Islands in 1824-25.1: He was for Christmas was a member of several con several years Lord in Waiting to her Majesty. bodies in his own and other countries. He was made rear-admiral in 1849, vice-ad- March 11.–VANDER HOEVEY, Professor in miral in 1857, and admiral in 1862.

an eminent naturalist, Professor of Georg March 3. OLARTE, General VINCENTE, the University of Leyden, died there. President of the State of Panama, New Gra- was born at Rotterdam in 1801, and Fal.. nada, died at Panama, of yellow fever, aged low of many learned societies of his or a

He was a native of the State of other countries; among the rest, the Lord Santander. In 1865 he went to Panama, and Society of London. took up arms in favor of the constituted au- March 15.-LEE, Rev, Robert, D.D.F. thorities, against one of the rebellions which fessor of Biblical Criticism, in the Universitat frequently disturb the tranquillity of the Edinburgh, and an author of high reputa State. Leading the Government forces in at Torquay. He was born at Tweede several successful engagements, he quelled the North Durliam, in 1804, studied at St insurrection. For this service he was named drew's from 1824 to 1832, and was de commander-in-chief of the State forces. In a minister of a chapel-of-ease at Arbros 1866 he was elected President. His term had 1833, from which he was translated to the seven months to run when death finished his ish of Campsie, in 1836. In 1843 be bez career. He was a man of undoubted bravery minister of the Grey Friars Church. Es and resolution, and the terror of his name was burgh, and on the institution of a chain a check upon the machinations of scheming Biblical Criticism and Biblical Antiquita revolutionists.

the University of Edinburgh, in 1846 TS2 March 8. — TUCKER, EDWARD, an eminent pointed the first professor. As a pro English botanist, died at Margate, aged 58 and orator in the church courts be bir years. He was born in Stodmarsh, Tha- high reputation, and his learning and se net. While yet very young he evinced a strong gave him a wide influence among the Fors desire for the attainment of knowledge, and clergy. Among his published works are was particularly interested in the study of Theses of Erastes,' translated in 184 botany, which he followed through life. He Handbook of Devotion"(1845), “Thou art P acquired a world-wide reputation, by his dis- a Discourse on Infallibility” (1851), and rs covery of the oidiüm, or microscopic fungus letters, sermons, and papers. Dr. L:59 causing the grape-disease.

dean of the chapel royal, and a chaplain March 10.— NEAVE, Sir Richard DigBy, an dinary to her Majesty in Scotland. English scholar and author, died in London. March 27. — FELLER, Madame HOSEN He was born December 9, 1793; graduated at an accomplished and devoted missionart St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, in 1815, and suc- Switzerland to the French-Canadian C ceeded his father in the baronetcy in 1848. lics, died at Grand Ligne, Canada, aged He was a man of highly-cultivated mind, an

She was a natire of Sun accomplished draughtsman, and a valuable land, of a highly-educated and distings member of the Geographical Society. He was family, and, after enjoying for years the fine the author of a work entitled “Four Days in ures of cultivated, intellectual society, reste Connemara."

soon after the death of her husband, to : March 11. — Christmas (or Noel-Fearn), don her native land with all its advanta! Rev. Ilexry, an eminent English scholar and carry intelligence and Christianity to the 1.1 author, died suddenly in London. He was rant and benighted French-Canadians. She born in that city, in 1811; graduated at St. to Grand Ligne, Canada, in 1835. ani in John's College, Cambridge, in 1837, and, hav- diately commenced a school and missing. ing been ordained the same year, served some many years she was persecuted and malereis. minor appointments in the Church, and then by the people she came to bless, her accepted the position of librarian and secretary burned, her property destroyed, and ever -of Sion College. Subsequently he was elected life endangered. But her gentleness

, be: Professor of English History and Archäology nevolence, and her strong faith and et to the Royal Society of Literature. He was prevailed over all opposition. The misea fine classical scholar and mathematician, and grew and increased ; several French Proteine a most popular lecturer on a variety of subjects. clergymen became connected with it, ani 3

80 years.


the schools, and Madame Feller for years past pirates in 1836–37; was promoted commodore las been recognized by both Catholics and in 1844, and Superintendent of the Royal NaProtestants as the benefactor and friend of the val College at Portsmouth from 1844 to 1854. Canadian French of all that region. She had In that year he attained the rank of rear-adsacrificed her own private fortune in the work miral; was fourth and finally third in comlong since, and it bas been sustained, in part, mand in the Baltic; was nominated K. C. B. for many years by contributions from persons in 1855. lle was subsequently commander-in of different religious denominations in the chief of Cork; became vice-admiral in 1858, United States, who had known her and her and admiral in 1863. In 1865 he was nominabundant and self-sacrificing labors. Even to ated G. O. B., and retired on a good service her last moments her interest in her mission pension. continued, the “ruling passion, strong in death.” April 7.—MoGee, Thomas Darcy, an Irish

March 28.-—JESSE, EDWARD, an eminent Eng- political leader, journalist, and orator, a memlish naturalist and voluminous author, died in ber of the Canadian Cabinet since 1864, born Brighton. He was born in the county of in Carlingford, Ireland, April 13, 1825; assasYorkshire, January 14, 1780; was educated sinated by an Irishman by the name of Whelan under a clergyman at Leicester, and under a or Whalen in Ottawa, Canada. His father was French Protestant at Bristol, and in 1798 was a custom-house officer in Wexford, Ireland, appointed to a clerkship in the San Domingo and in that town young McGee was educated. office. Subsequently he was private secretary In 1842 he emigrated to the United States, to Lord Dartmouth, held some important mil- and obtained a position on the Boston press. itary commissions, and was appointed deputy At the commencement of the Youny Ireland surveyor of the royal parks and palaces, besides movement in 1848, he returned to Ireland, and holding other offices under royal patronage. as one of the editorial staff of the Nation He was the author of many works upon natural newspaper was active in the Young Ireland history, among which were “Favorite Haunts party. When this émeute was quelled, he, and Rural Studies," “Scenes and Tales of more fortunate than most of his comrades, Country Life," and "" Lectures on Natural His- eluded the British detectives, and made his

escape again to America. Here he founded March -:-HASHEM, General, chief of the Tu- and edited a journal which he named the nisian embassy, which visited the United States American Celt, and for some years advocated, in 1864, died in Tunis. He was a man of with great zeal and brilliancy, the claims of good education and fine intellectual ability. Ireland to an independent nationality and a

March -MONNAIS, EDOUARD, a French Republican form of government. During the dramatic author, died in Paris, aged 70 years. Know-Nothing movement of 1854–56, his He had in his day filled the post of dramatic views underwent a change, and he became an critic to several journals. His best known ardent royalist, and the sympathies of his plays were “Le Demande en Mariage,” “Le countrymen being turned against him, and Secret d'État,

,” “Un Menage Parisien,” “Sul- their leading men denouncing him publicly, tana,” and “La Veuve Grapin.” He wrote he removed to Canada, where he was very also several miscellaneous works, including cordially received by the royalists, to whom

Esquisses de la Vie d'Artistes," “ Ephéméri- his fiery eloquence, and his brilliant abilities des," etc., and was the author of innumerable as a writer and politician, were of great value. cantatas,' In 1849 he was created Chevalier of In 1857 the citizens of Montreal chose him as the Legion of Honor.

their representative in the Canadian Parliament. March -:-Viriville, VALLET DE, an eminent In 1864 he was appointed president of the French archæologist and author, died in Paris, Executive Council, and held that position till aged 53 year).

He wrote much upon educa- 1867, when he was reëlected to the Parliament tion, and was the author of “Historical Ar- of the New Dominion of Canada, and was chives of the Department of Aube and Dio- appointed Minister of Agriculture in the new cese of Troyes," "Memoir upon the Conquests Cabinet. He was also Chief Commissioner of Egypt," " History of Public Instruction in from Canada to the late Paris Exposition, as Europe and especially in France," “ Histoire he had been to the previous one and the ĐubIconography of France," etc.

lin Exhibition. He was the author of several April 7.–CHADS, Sir Henry Ducis, G. C. works, the most important of which were B., an Admiral of the British Navy, died at “Lives of Irish Writers,” and “Popular HisSouthsea, Hants, aged 80 years. He entered 'tory of Ireland.” He had been bitterly hostile the Naval Academy at Portsmouth in to the Fenian movement from its inception, 1800, the navy in September, 1803; distin- and his assassination was probably due to this guished himself as lieutenant at the conquest hostility, of the Isle of Bourbon in 1810; was appointed April 8.—WETHIERALL, Sir George Augusto the command of the Arachne in 1823; took tus, G. O. B., Governor of the Royal Military part in the Burmese War, was made post-cap- College at Sandhurst, and late Adjutant-Gentain and C. B. for his services; forced the eral of the English Army, died at Sandhurst. passage of the Boca Tigris in China in Septem- He was born in 1788, educated in the Senior ber, 1834, and cleared the Straits of Malacca of Department of the Royal Military College, and entered the army in 1803. He served in the Canon of Wells Cathedral, died at West Cape; in the conquest of Java, as aide-de-camp Malvern, aged 74 years. He graduated at to his father (General Sir F. Wetherall); was Caius College, Cambridge, in 1816, after military secretary to the Commander-in-Chief which he became principal of Codrington Colof Madras, from 1822 to 1825; was Deputy lege, Barbadoes. Subsequently he was a Canon Judge Advocate-General in India in 1826; aid- Residentiary and Prebendary of Wells Catheed in suppressing the insurrection of 1837–'38 dral, and principal of Wells Theological College

, in Canada, for which service he was made a which latter office he resigned in 1865. He Companion of the Order of the Bath; and was was the author of a volume of "Sermons on Deputy Adjutant-General in Canada from 1843 the Common Prayer," "Sermons on the Ordito 1850, when he was appointed to that office nation Services," "Sermons on the Holy Days at headquarters, and in 1854 was made adju- of the Church,” “ Expository Discourses ca tant-general, which post he held until, in 1860, the Epistle to Timothy," and some lectures. he took command of the northern district. At April 18.-SIMPSON, General Sir James, G. the expiration of his services in 1865, he was C. B., late Commander-in-Chief of the Engisk appointed Governor of the Royal Military Army, died at Horringer, near Bury St. ElCollege at Sandhurst. He was created a K. mund's. He was born in 1792, educated as O. B. in 1856, and a G. O. B. in 1865.

Edinburgh, entered the service in 1811, took April 12.-SALISBURY, JAMES BROWNLOW an active part in the Peninsular War, and in WILLIAM GASCOYNE CECIL, second Marquis 1813 was promoted to the rank of captain, of, died at his residence, Hatfield House, Herts. After recovering from a severe wound received He was born April 17, 1791, was Lord-Lieuten- at Quatre Bras, he served on the staff in In ant of Middlesex, and represented Weymouth land, and subsequently held an important conin the Conservative interest from 1814 to June, mand in the Mauritius, where he won a Ligh 1823, when he succeeded his father as second reputation as a meritorious officer. He served marquis. He served in the Herts militia, was under Sir C. Napier thronghout the India appointed a Deputy-Lieutenant of Argyleshire campaign of 1845, receiving commendation in 1859, and, upon the death of Lord Dacre, from the governor-general. On the outbreaks was unanimously elected chairman of the of the Crimean War, in 1854, he was sent at Herts Quarter Sessions. In 1852, under the as chief of staff, and subsequently, against first administration of Lord Derby, he was his own inclination, was appointed successor Lord Privy Seal, and in 1858–59 Lord Pres- to Lord Raglan as commander-in-chief, and ident of the Council. The marquis was a for his services was promoted to the rank of stanch and consistent Conservative, and a bold general, and made a G. C. B. Soon after je defender

of the agricultural interest. He was resigned, and in 1863 was appointed colote made D. O. L. at Oxford in 1834, and a Knight of the 29th regiment. Shortly after the eles of the Garter in 1842.

of the Crimean War he took up his residence April 13.-BENTLEY, SAMUEL, an English in Horringer, where he lived in retirement publisher, editor, and author, died at Croy- until his decease. don, in the 83d year of his age.

April 23. — Copley, Miss Susangan, te educated at St. Paul's School, and afterward second daughter and youngest child of Jako as a printer, which business he followed suc- Singleton Copley, R. Å., a celebrated paina cessfully until 1853, when the partial failure of the era of our American Revolution, ani of his sight induced him to relinquish it alto- sister of the late Lord Lyndhurst, died in La gether. He was a man of good scholarship don, aged 94 years. She was born in Busca and refined taste. Among the many impor- Mass., but her father migrated to England tant works by which he will be remembered when she was but an infant. She enjoral is the “ Excerpta Historica," the contributions every advantage of education, and was of Sir Charles Young, Sir Harry Nicolas, Mr. woman of remarkable talent and culture. She Hardy, and others, which were edited by Mr. retained her faculties to the last, and her ou Bentley with peculiar care.

versation was interesting, from her vivid reel April 14.-Rover, Miss, a celebrated operatic lection and interesting reminiscences of the singer of the English lyric stage, died at Mar- scenes and associates of her youth. gate, aged 52 years. She made her début April 23.—HEREFORD, Rt. Rev. Resy Dichat Covent Garden Theatre, October 16, 1830. son HAMPDEN, Lord Bishop of, died in Londen. Her range of parts was perhaps greater He was born on the Island of Barbados in than that of any other singer, her voice a 1793, where his father, Renn Hampden. sweet soprano, and her acting excellent. She military officer, resided graduated at Orie was particularly successful in Bellini's “Son College, Oxford, in 1813, with first cas nambula," Weber's “ Favorita," Rossini's honors, and the following year was elected to William Tell,” Barnett's “ Mountain Sylph," a fellowship

. He was thus brought into ini Balfo's “ Crusaders.” For several seasons Miss Romer Newman, Pusey, Davidson, Whately, and do was directress of the English Opera Company nold. Vacating' his fellowship by an eart at the Surrey Theatre.

marriage, he resided for a short time at Bata April 16.--Pindar, Rev. JOIN HOTIERSALL, and subsequently held the curacies of Newton

He was

Faringdon, and Hackney. In 1828 he returned May 19.-GUINNESS, Sir BENJAMIN LEE, to Oxford and undertook the college tutorship. Bart., M. P., a wealthy, liberal citizen of DubIn 1829–'30 and again in 1831–'32 he was ex- lin, died in London, aged 69 years. He inaminer in the schools, and in 1832 was selected herited great wealth, which was increased by a to preach the Bampton Lectures. His subject long and successful mercantile career, and was was "The Scholastic Philosophy considered liberally dispensed for the good of the public. in its Relation to Christian Theology.” The In 1860 he entered upon the work of restoring lectures were learned, deep, and abstruse, but St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, fitting it for very few ever read them, even of those who the imposing ceremonies of the inauguration of subsequently protested against their ortho- H. R. H. the Prince of Wales; the labor exdosy. In 1833, Dr. Hampden was nominated tending over a period of five years, and the by Lord Grenville Principal of St. Mary's' expenses, amounting to £150,000, being met Ilall, Oxford, and in 1834 appointed University from his own purse. In recognition of this he Professor of Moral Philosophy, and delivered was presented by Lord Derby with the honor a very able course of lectures on that subject. of a baronetcy. In 1836, against strong opposition, Lord Mel- May 22.-HALFORD, Sir HENRY, Bart., an bourne appointed him Regius Professor of Di- eminent classical scholar and writer, died in rinity in the university, and he retained this England, aged 71 years. He was for nearly thirty position, though unpopular, both from his sup- years the Conservative member of Parliament posed Liberal tendencies and the heaviness of for South Leicester, and during that time did his lectures, until 1847, when the See of Here. much for the amelioration of the condition of ford becoming vacant, Lord John Russell nom- the working-classes in his country. Since his inated him to it, and he was consecrated retirement from public life, he had devoted much against the protest of many of the bishops. time and research to the history of the French He was studious, quiet, reserved, but never Revolution. He was familiar with the works popular as a bishop. His published works, of the chief French and German political phiind his numerous contributions to the Ency- losophers, economists, and historians, and was lopædia Britannica, all indicate his profound a correct composer in the Latin language, both ind varied learning, and are exhaustive of in verse and prose. heir respective subjects, and sometimes, per- May 22.-PLUCKER, JULIUS, F. R. S., & Gerlaps, also of their readers.

man physicist, author, and professor at the April ---LE SAINT, Lieutenant & University of Bonn; died there, aged 67 years. rench geographer and explorer sent out by Nearly his whole life was spent in scientific he Geographical Society of Paris to explore research and professional duties. His writings he White Nile district and penetrate thence embraced mathematics, chemistry, mechanics, hrough Darfdor into Bornü and the Fellatah and magnetism; his latest works being three mpire, died at Abou-Kouka, one hundred papers published in the Philosophical Transnd twenty miles north of Gondokoro, Sennaar, actions,” “On the Spectra of Gases and Vaf paludal fever, aged about 30 years. He was pors,'

." "On a new Geometry of Space," and . brave, accomplished, and enthusiastic travel- * Fundamental Views regarding Mechanics." er, and had undertaken his perilous journey He was a member of the Royal Society, from rith high hopes of rendering large service to which, in 1866, he recived the Copley medal. cience. The communications which he had al- May 24.

MUHLFELD, J. Ú. D., an eady made to the Society were full of interest. Austrian jurist, philosopher, and statesman,

May 15.–ABYSSINIA, Woizero TOURNISI, died at Hitzing, near Vienna, aged about 54 ueen of, widow of Theodorus, died in the years. He was a thorough liberal in his politinglish camp, in Abyssinia, of consumption, cal views, hostile to the temporal power of the ged 25 years. She was said to have been á Pope, and bitterly opposed to the Concordat, roman of grace, wit, and beauty. Her only which he aided in abolishing, but was at the hild, the boy prince, was brought to England same time a very exemplary Roman Catholic. ) be educated.

He had already attained distinction as a lecMay 15.—ANDREA, H. E., Cardinal d', an turer on law in the University of Vienna, when, alian ecclesiastical' dignitary, died at Rome. at the time of the revolution in 1848, hé @ was a native of Naples, and was descended was elected by the students of the university om a wealthy patrician family of great politi- to the Frankfort Parliament, and took an acal influence. He was liberal in his views, and, tive part in the movements for German unity hile consistently discharging his high duties under the leadership of Austria. The reaction Cardinal of the Church of Rome, strongly which followed this revolution substituted for rged the reform of abuses, and was friendly a time despotism for law, and, finding that his ) the new kingdom of Italy. This made him avocation was gone, he became a barrister, and jany enemies, and subjected him to constant very soon the first lawyer in Vienna. Meanersecutions and indignities, which hastened time the reaction had run its course, and more is death. Some months before his decease liberal counsels prevailed. Under the influence e obtained leave of absence from Rome, and, of these, Muhlfeld was again elected to the ith the consent of the Pope, took up his Reichsrath, or Austrian Parliament, and by bode in Naples.

several constituencies. His liberal views and VOL. VII.-38


his high character for integrity were, however, was a strong supporter of the Conservative not popular in a Parliament so venal as the party, but never won any distinction. On his first to which he was elected, but in subse- father's death in 1849, he succeeded to the quent years he made his influence felt in favor earldom of Talbot. In 1857, on the death of of liberal reforms. The Concordat, which he Bertram, seventeenth Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl had so long fought, was abolished on the day Talbot laid claim to the earldom of Shrews. he was buried.

bury, and in 1858 this claim was recognized May ~,-BURNET, John, an eminent en- by the House of Lords. As Earl Shrewsbury graver, and author of works on art, died in he was Premier Earl of England. London, aged 84 years. He was a native of June 14.–Smith, Major Henry, Royal MaScotland, and relative of Bishop Burnet, of rines, an accomplished antiquarian, botanist

, Salisbury. Removing to London, he devoted and amateur actor, died at Southsea, Hants himself to the art of etching and engraving, aged 75 years. He was born in the Isle of and rapidly rose to fame and independence. Wight; entered the Royal Marine Corps towani His engravings of Wilkie's and Rembrandt's the close of the war between Great Britain pictures in the London National Gallery were and France, and held repeated commands 13specimens of a high order of artistic skill

. He der Sir Charles Napier, whose friendship Le was the author of a work entitled “ Practical ever maintained. Repeated appointments to Hints on Painting.”

the Mediterranean station enabled him to tulMay :-CORMENIN, Louis MARIE DE LA ploy his leisure in antiquarian excursions and HAYE, Vicomte de, a distinguished French in the study of music. As & botanist he

jurist and publicist, died in Paris. He was earned considerable reputation, and for mac born in Paris, January 6, 1788, and was edu- years was engaged in the compilation of a cated for the law. In 1810 he was appointed work somewhat on the plan of Paxton's "B" auditor of the Council of State, and drew up tanical Dictionary.” He also left in manaseveral of its most important reports. In 1828 script a vocabulary of words peculiar to th: he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies, Isle of Wight. He had some dramatic talent and was reëlected from that time until 1846. which was developed by amateur performanta His extensive knowledge of jurisprudence, and in some of the chief Italian cities, and also is of the practical affairs of government, and the England, by which large sumns were raised ir clear and logical force with which he could charitable purposes. present his ideas, either by speech or writing, June 16.-Crisp, Rev. T. S., D.D., an En secured him an immense influence in public lish Baptist clergyman, died at Cotham, Bris affairs. After the revolution of 1848 he had tal, aged 80 years.

He was educated in a the honor of being elected to the Chamber by independent college, and in one of the main four departments, and was nominated presi- versities of Scotland, but subsequently, barin dent of the commission for remodelling the adopted Baptist views, became joint tator i constitution. In this capacity he strongly ad- the Baptist College in Bristol, and was ta vocated universal suffrage. After the coup pastor with Dr. Ryland in 1818. (pon the l'état he was appointed member of the Coun- demise of Dr. Ryland, Dr. Crisp became pres cil of State. In 1855 he was elected a mem- dent of the college, and in this relation, an

. ber of the Institute. Besides his many pam- that of Broadmead Church as co-pastor, phlets, Cormenin was the author of " Etudes was associated with such illustrious met zur les Orateurs Parlementaires” (two vol- Robert Hall, John Foster, and Dr. Saime ames), and a valuable work on the administra- The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferrel tive law of France.

upon him by an American college. Dr. Crisp June 4. – Ward, Nathaniel Bagshaw, was a man of fine scholarship, but of sine's F.R.S., an eminent surgeon and botanist, died in modesty and even diffidence. London. After some years of devotion to his June 16.-Ponsonby, Colonel ARTHTEET professional duties, he retired therefrom, and an officer of the British Army, died of cholera pursued his favorite study of natural history. at Jubbulpore. He was born at Valeti ir He was the inventor of the “Wardian Cases," 1827, while his father, Sir Frederick Ponsetin which the beautiful ferns of tropical climates by, was Governor of Malta ; entered the army are transferred to other countries.

His ex

in 1852, and served on the mountains and in quisite “Fernery” was at one time one of the the kloofs of Kaffirland.

In 1854 he s sights of London.

transferred to the Grenadier Guards, and is June 5.-Shrewsbury, Henry Joux CAET- employed in the Criinea on the state si: WYND_Talbot, eighteenth Earl of, and third George Brown and Sir W. Codrington. 4 Earl Talbot, an admiral of the British Navy, the conclusion of the war, he was appoine died at Shrewsbury, England. He was born aide-de-camp to Sir G. Buller in the locis in 1803, entered the Royal Navy in 1817, took Isles. In 1864 he was in command of a corp part in the battle of Navarino in 1826, was stationed in Kildare, where he had the oppe. made a captain in 1827, and at the time of his tunity of carrying out a favorite idea of t1 death was an admiral on the reserved list. As ploying soldiers in industrial pursuits as the a member of the House of Commons, from best mode of preventing vice. In furtherine 1830 to 1832, and again from 1837 to 1849, he of this object, he established a military erik

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