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Sherbrooke, ROBERT LOWE, VISCOUNT (1811-92), was born at Bingham rectory, Notts, and received his education at Winchester and University College, Oxford. For some years he was a famous private "coach" in that university, but from 1843 to 1851 he was in Australia, where he at first practised at the bar, and afterwards took a prominent part in political life: In 1852 he entered Parliament as an independent member, and after holding various minor offices became Paymaster-General under Lord Palmerston. He was Vice-President of the Council on Education from 1859 to 1864, and introduced the Revised Code of 1860, which arranged for payment by results. As leader of the "Adullamites" and still more by his articles in the Times he was influential in causing the rejection of the Reform Bill of 1866. After aiding in the disestablishment of the Irish Church, he became Chancellor of the Exchequer under Mr. Gladstone in, 1868, removing to the Home Office in 1873. In 1880 he was raised to the peerage. His Poems oj a Life appeared in 1885.