LILLEY, Mary E. 18?? — 14.3.1940. Miss. British Pāli and Buddhist Scholar. Active as early as 1911, in 1917 Mrs. Rhys Davids thanked her for assistance in the Saṁyuttanikāya. Said to have been “of reticent nature”.
Publications: edited for the P.T.S. The Apadāna 1-2, 1925.
Sources: Short note in IC 6:3, 1940, after p. 367.
LILLIE, George Arthur Howard. North End, Fulham 24.2.1831 — Kensington 28.11.1911. British Colonial Officer in India and a Lay Scholar. Son of Sir John Scott L. Served in the Regiment of Lucknow. In the early 1880s living in London. Also known as landscape painter. Unmarried. His works, full of speculative ideas, were deemed poor and inaccurate even by contemporary critics (1882).
Publications: Buddha and Early Buddhism. L. 1881; The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity. L. 1893; India in Primitive Christianity. L. 1909; Rama and Homer. An argument that in the Indian Epics Homer found the theme of his two great poems. 1912; and other books.
– “Buddhist Saint Worship”, JRAS 14, 1882, 218-226.
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