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DEATH OF MRS. TROLLOPE.

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DEATH OF MRS. TROLLOPE. The death, after a illness,1 at Florence, of Frances Trollope, one of the most gifted and accom- plished women of the day, is announced. Mrs. Trollope, who had ceased to exercise her pen for years past, and lived in a happy retirement at Florence, was born at HeckSeld, Hants, in 1779. Her father, the Rev. Mr. Milton (who held the New College living of Heckfield), was the designer of the wet dock at Bristol, and was well known as a most accomplished man of science. The old Wykehamist connection brought s T 11 about Miss Milton's marriage with Mr. Thomas Anthony TrolloDc, B.C.L. of Oxford (1794), and Fellow of New College, who was called to the bar in 1801, and died at Bruges; Oct. 23, 1835. Mrs. Trollope's first appearance as an authoress was on her return from a visit to the United States, in the latter part of the reign of George IV. The comic power of Mrs. Trollope's genius had full play in those volumes. The anger of the Americans at this book was prodigious. One reviewer called Mrs. Trollope an unsexed creature," and generally throughout the United States sha was vehemently abused. But this work had one good effect. It reformed the minor morals of the Americans, angry as they might be at a Britisher coming among them and taking notes of their goMcheries. ".America and the Americans," with its companion novel of the "Refugee in America," established Mrs. Trollope's reputation; and she forthwith entered upon that long career of author- ship which has been as prolific as it has been success- ful. In 1833 appeared Belgium and Western Germany," a work marked by shrewd observation and a lively style. "Paris and the Parisians was published in 1835. Then we had "Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw," a novel bringing out the peculiarities of the black and coloured races of the Southern States (1838), "Vienna and the Austriana," with a novel, The Romance of Vienna." It would take a good deal of space, however barely, to catalogue the authoress's works, and we only mention that in 1839: she published no less than three novels, and her literary activity was continued down to the year 1856, when she published Fashionable Life in Paris and London." She has died at the good old age of eighty- four, loved and regretted by a large circle of friends. Two of Mrs. Trollope's sons have distinguished themselves in the world of letters. Mr. Anthony Trollope, the author of "Barchester Towers," Framley Parsonage," Doctor Thorne," The Ivellys and the O'Kellys," "The Three Clerks," "Orley Farm," &c., is as prolific and powerful a writer as his mother. Mr. Thomas Adolphus Trollope, educated at Winchester and at Cambridge, has written two de- lightful volumes on Brittany, "The Life of Filippo Strozzi," The Girlhood of Catherine de Medicis," "La Beata, "Marietta," and other charming stories of Italian life.

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