22 JUNE 1867, Page 3

Sir F. H. Doyle has been elected Professor of Poetry

at Oxford, the other two candidates, Dr. Kynaston and the Dean of Emly, polling an exactly equal number of votes. Sir F. H. Doyle obtained 294, and the other two 203 each. It is at least well that Dr. Kynaston, whose chief claim to the Chair seems to have been the absence of any special proof of critical or poetical aptitude, was not elected. But undoubtedly the man of most general power was the Dean of Emly, whose defeat, even by a man of so much taste and feeling as Sir F. H. Doyle, we cannot but regret.