painted many portraits. At the Royal' Society is a picture of Dr. Halley by him, and the Earl of Halifax had one of Wycherley. There is a mezzotinto of Murray. 1
better known by Prior's beautiful verses to him 2 than by his own works, was son of Ralph Howard, doctor of physic, and was born in Dublin, Feb. 7, 1675. His father, being driven from Ireland by the troubles that followed the Revolution, brought the lad to England, who discovering a disposition to the arts and belles-lettres, was sent to travel in 16 9 7, and on his way to Italy passed through Holland in the train of Thomas, Earl of Pembroke, one of the plenipotentiaries at the treaty of Ryswick. Mr. Howard proceeded as he had intended, and, having visited France and Italy, returned home in October, 1700.
Some years he passed in Dublin, but the greatest and latter part of his life he spent entirely in England, practising painting, at least with applause ; but having ingratiated himself by his fame and knowledge of hands with men of the____________________