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works with which he is credited: 1. ‘Every Boy's Arithmetic,’ by J. T. Crossley and W. M. [1833], 12mo. 2. ‘The Educational Magazine’ [ed. by W. M., new series], 1835, &c. 3. ‘The Parlour Book, or Familiar Conversations on Science and the Arts’ [1835?], 16mo. 4. ‘The Book of Sports, Athletic Exercises, and Amusements’ [1837?], 16mo. 5. ‘The Moral and Intellectual School Book’ [1838], 12mo. 6. ‘Peter Parley's Annual,’ 1840–67. 7. ‘The British Annals of Education’ [ed. by W. M.], 1844, &c. 8. ‘Stories from Sea and Land,’ 1845 (?), 16mo. 9. ‘P. P.'s Peep at Paris. Descriptive of all that is worth Seeing and Telling,’ 1848, 16mo. 10. ‘The Early Educator,’ 1849, 12mo. 11. ‘The Book of Sports … for Boys and Girls’ [1850], 12mo. 12. ‘The Intellectual Expositor and Vocabulary,’ 1851, 12mo. 13. ‘The Intellectual Spelling Book of Pronunciation, &c.,’ 1851, 12mo. 14. ‘Martin's Intellectual Reading Book,’ 1851, 12mo. 15. ‘The Intellectual Grammar,’ 1852, 12mo. 16. ‘Martin's Intellectual Primer,’ 2nd edit. 1853, 12mo. 17. ‘The Early Educator, or the Young Inquirer Answered,’ 1856, 18mo. 18. ‘Instructive Lessons in Reading and Thinking,’ new ed. 1856, 8vo. 19. ‘Our Oriental Kingdom, or Tales about India,’ 1857, 8vo. 20. ‘The Hatchups of me and my Schoolfellows, by P. P., edited by W. M.,’ 1858, 12mo. 21. ‘The Birthday Gift for Boys and Girls,’ 1860, 8vo. 22. ‘Holiday Tales for Schoolboys’ (vol. i. of ‘Boy's Own Library’), 1860, 8vo. 23. ‘Chimney-corner Stories,’ 1861, 8vo. 24. ‘Our Boyish Days, and how we spent them,’ 1861, 8vo. 25. ‘The Boy's Own Annual,’ by Old Chatty Cheerful, 1861, 8vo. 26. ‘Going a-courting: Sweet-hearting, Love, and such-like,’ by Old C. C., 1861, 16mo. 27. ‘Household Management, or How to make Home comfortable,’ by Old C. C., 1861, 16mo. 28. ‘How to Rise in the World to Respectability, Independence, and Usefulness,’ by Old C. C., 1861, 16mo. 29. ‘Men who have fallen from Wealth, Fame, and Respectability, to Poverty, Shame, and Degradation, from a Want of Principle,’ by Old C. C. [1861] (one of ‘Household Tracts for the People’). 30. ‘The Adventures of a Sailor-boy,’ 1862, 8vo. 31. ‘Scandal, Gossip, Tittle-tattle, and Backbiting,’ by Old C. C. [1862], 16mo. 32. ‘First English Course,’ 1863, 12mo. 33. ‘Company: What to seek, what to avoid,’ by Old C. C. [1863], 16mo. 34. ‘Marriage Bells, or How we commenced Housekeeping’ [1863], 16mo. 35. ‘What shall I do with my Money?’ by Old C. C., 1863, 16mo. 36. ‘P. P.'s own Favourite Story-Book for Young People, edited by W. M.,’ 1864, 8vo (another edition of ‘P. P.'s Annual’ for 1864). 37. ‘The Holiday Keepsake or Birthday Gift, by P. P. and other Popular Authors,’ 1865, 8vo. 38. ‘Heroism of Boyhood,’ 1865, 8vo. 39. ‘P. P.'s Forget-me-not, by P. P.’ [Mary Howitt, &c.], 1866, 8vo. 40. ‘Household Happiness, and how to secure it,’ by Old C. C., 1866, 16mo. 41. ‘Noble Boys, their Deeds of Love and Duty,’ 1870, 8vo. 42. ‘The Holiday Book for the Young,’ 7th edit. 1870, 8vo. 43. ‘The Young Student's Holiday Book,’ 7th edit. 1871, 8vo. 44. ‘The Boy's Holiday Book,’ 7th edit. 1871, 8vo. 45. ‘Jack Roden, the Sailor-boy’ [a tale], publ. 1889, 8vo.

[Information kindly supplied by V. B. Redstone, esq., and John Loder, esq., of Woodbridge; Bookseller, 1889, pp. 989, 1204; Allibone, i. 700; Brit. Mus. Cat.; Advocates' Libr. Cat.]

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MARTIN, Sir WILLIAM (1807–1880), scholar and first chief justice of New Zealand, son of Henry Martin, was born at Birmingham in 1807. He was educated at King Edward VI's School, Birmingham, and in 1826 went up to St. John's College, Cambridge, whence in 1829 he graduated as twenty-sixth wrangler and fourth classic, and took the second chancellor's medal. In 1831 he was elected a fellow of the college, in 1832 proceeded M.A., and in 1836 was called to the bar, resigning his fellowship in 1838. At college he had been a great friend of Selwvn, at whose instance in 1841 he accepted the office of chief justice of New Zealand. There he joined the bishop in a determined advocacy of the rights of the - natives ; but he acted with such discretion that no allegation of partiality was made against him by the British settlers. In 1847, when Lord Grey's instructions for the new constitution were received, he warmly supported Selwyn's protest against certain clauses as implying a breach of faith with the Maoris. He gave invaluable aid in the preparation of the early legislation of the colony, and helped the bishop, who always leaned on his advice, to frame a scheme of government for the colonial church. His health was always weak, and in August 1855 he returned to Europe on leave. After passing the winter of 1856-7 in Italy he resigned his office in June 1857. In 1858 the university of Oxford conferred on him the honorary degree of D.C.L., and the New Zealand government granted him a pension by special net. Three years later he was knighted. In 1859 he had returned to the colony, and settled at Auckland. In 1860 he declined, on the score of health, a seat on the new council for native affairs, but he did not