WE briefly announced in our issue of February 16 the death of the Rev. William Colenso, F.R.S., of Napier, New Zealand. The close of so interesting a life, which for more than half a century has been intimately associated with the progress of science and education in the antipodes, is one that demands more than a passing reference in the columns of NATURE.
"Purgatorio," xxvii. 131.