MAITLAND, SAMUEL ROFFEY, D.D., 1792-1866; b. London; studied at Trinity college, Cambridge, without graduation, as he was not a member of the church uf Mngland; studied law, and admitted to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1816; studied theology and was ordained in 1821; held perpetual curacy of Christ church, Gloucester. 1823-29. Resigning this he devoted himself to literature. In lt337 he was appointed librarian to Dr. Howley, archbishop of Canterbury, and keeper of the Lambeth MSS., retaining the office until the death of the archbishop in 1848. He edited for several years the British Magazine, in which he wrote valuable articles, chiefly on prophecy, church history, criticism, etc. His principal works are: AIL Inquiry into the Grounds OA which. the Prophetic Period of Daniel and St. John has been supposed to consist of 1200 years; _Letters on the Voluntary System; The Dark Ages, a Series of Essays intended to illustrate the state of Religion and Literature in the oa, 10th, 11/h, and 12th centuries; Essays on the Reformation in England; Eruvin, or Miscellaneous Essays on Suljects connected with the Nature, History, and _Destiny of Man; An Essay 07L the .Mystical Interpretation of Scrip
ture; Strktures on .Milner's Church History; Facts and Docunzents illustrative of the Doc trines and Rites of the ancient Albigenses and Waklenses; Sacred Art; Realism in Modern Art; Superstition and Science; illustrations and Inquiries relating to Mesmerism. He wrote also numerous pamphlets, letters, and reviews. He showed "great erudition, great power of reasoning, precision, and perspicuity of statement, and a style of mascu line strength, simplicity, wit, and polish."