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tion is not reported, might be considered con- Henry V. that there were enough of the enemy to clusive that it never was made. Surely such a kill, enough to take prisoners, and enough to run remarkable case could never have been omitted. away. Gam died of wounds received in the battle,
C. F. S. WARREN, M. A. but according to some accounts he lingered for Foleshill Hall, Longford, Coventry.
several months (see Williams's 'Eminent WelshSuch an application was certainly made by Mr. men').
E. W. Capel Lofft. The process was found to be in
Borrow, in his delightful book, 'Wild Wales,' applicable to an alien. An attempt was made to sub- chap. lxxix., gives a short account of Dafydd Gam, poena Napoleon as a witness in an action for libel, from which I extract the following particulars. but this also fell through; and Lord Keith pre- Gam was a petty chieftain of Breconshire, who vented the attorney from serving the writ. See owed his surnamě to a personal deformity. He Hazlitt's 'Life' and Bussy's 'History.'
was, however, a man of immense strength. Early Edward H. MARSHALL, M.A. in life he was driven from his own country for Hastings Corporation Reference Library,
killing a man named Big Richard of Slwch in the AMSTERDAM BOURSE OPEN TO CHILDREN (76 High Street of Aber Honddu (Brecon), and took S. vi. 447).–Baedeker's Guide to Holland' states service under John of Gaunt, for whose son, Henry that the Exchange is converted into a playground Bolingbroke, he conceived a violent friendship. for boys during one week in August and Septem- Henry, upon his accession to the throne, restored ber, the time when the Kermis, or church dedica- Gam to his possessions, and gave him employments tion festival, used to be held.' The tradition is of great trust and profit on the Welsh border. He that some boys playing there in 1622 discovered was thus brought into conflict with Owain Glyna plot of the Spaniards against the city, and that dwr, whose insurrection against Henry he 80 this privilege was granted in commemoration of violently resented that he swore" by the nails of the event. "I have not met with any account of God” to assassinate him, and actually went to this in the histories I have consulted. H. B. A.
Machyolleth for the purpose; but his design being Derby.
discovered, he was seized and thrown into prison,
where he remained until the fall of Glyndwr. A Hollander informs me that fairs are annually His subsequent achievements under Henry V. in held throughout Holland, but of late years they France are well known.
C. Č. B. had been discontinued in Amsterdam; and so as not to deprive the children of that city from en-). Sir David Gam is stated by Dr. Clark to be of joying the fun of such times, they were allowed to the family of Games of Newton, of the great house make free of the Bourse, and to disport themselves of Maenarch. See bis fine work, 'Genealogies of in the manner described by your correspondent. Morgan and Glamorgan.' ARTBUR MEE. My informant regards the story of the heroic deed Llanelly. and the accompanying wish as a pure fable.
He was Owen Glendower's brother-in-law. A M. I. J.
note in French's "Shakspeareana Genealogica 'L'Indispensable, Passe-Partout dans les Pays-(p. 121) asserts that some of his descendants * Bas,' by J. F. Flöcker, notes, pp. 186-7, concern. buried in the church of Llanfrynach, county of ing the Exchange at Amsterdam :
Brecon. And in the church of Merthyr-Cynog "L'ancienne Bourse que les Espagnols voulurent faire there is a monument to Roger Gam, dated 1600." sauter en 1622 ayant échappé à ce danger par l'intermé.
ST. SWITAIN. diaire d'un enfant alimenté dans un des hospices, co garçon domanda comme récompense la permission de s'amuser
HERRICK (76 S. vi. 268, 436, 496).—There were annuellement à la Bourse à faire sonner des fifres, des people in England who appreciated Herrick before tambours et des trompettes pendant toute une semaine the writer in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1796. In avec les enfants d'Amsterdam ce qui fut accordé ;,on that amusing book, ‘Naps upon Parnassus,' 1658, observe scmpuleusement cet usage jusqu'à nos jours."
he is thus noticed :ST, SWITHIN.
And then Flaccus Horace, BATTLE OF AGINCOURT : Davy Gam (7th S. vi.
He was but a sowr-a88, 444).—David Gam was a gentleman of Breconshire,
And good for nothing but Lyricks : whose vision was distorted." He attended the
There's but one to be found
In all English ground parliament held by Owain Glyndwr at Machynlleth,
Writes as well; who is bight Robert Herick. in 1402, professedly to support his claims, but with
A 3, verso. the secret intention, it is said, of assassinating the Phillips does not“ pass him over” in his “TheaWelsh warrior. The plot was discovered, but trum Poetarum,' but gives an average amount of Glyndwr was persuaded not to put Gam to death, space to him, and says he was and he remained a prisoner for ten years. It is not particularly influenc't by any Nymph or Goddess, related that at Agincourt, where he was knighted except his Maid Pru. That wbich is chiefly pleasant in for helping to save the king's life, he reported to these Poems, is now and then a pretty Floury and Pastoral
gale of Fancy, a vernal prospect of some Hill, Cave, Rock, by Crabb Robinson in the 'Diary' as a place at or Fountain; which but for the interruption of other which he was accustomed to read. It was there trivial passages might have made up none of the worst that “Dante” Cary in 1819 found the copy of Poetic Landskips.
Selden's 'Table Talk' with the marginal notes in Boston, Lincolnshire.
the hand of 8. T. Coleridge, Cary's transcript of
which is printed in the 'Remains. I have not BEANS IN LEAP YEAR (7th S. vi. 448). —
met with any later mention of the Westminster This strange superstition that beans grow diffe- Library. It had nothing to do, I believe, with the rently in the pod in leap year from what they do in Westminster Institution, established about 1840, other years is prevalent in Surrey. My informant, afterwards merged into the existing Free Library an old labourer, and a native of the county, told in Great Smith Street. I have a copy of “A me that “in leap year the eye is to the point, in Catalogue of Books in the Westminster Library, other years to the strig" (i. e., the stalk); and be with the Bye Laws and Regulations of the Library. added that the old men would tell me the same. To which is added a List of Officers and Members. I have opened several pods of this year's growth, Corrected to 1803." Written on the title is “Le and find the eye is to the point, and probably it Grice, Sept. 22nd, 1804.” This was doubtless will be so next year. The prevalence of the belief Charles Valentine Le Grice, the friend and schoolin different parts of England is curious.
fellow of Coleridge and Lamb. He has bound up G. L. G.
the volume without the “ List of Officers and LORD LISLE'S ASSASSINATION (76b S. vi. 467). Members,” but has included a portion of "A Cata-Bp. Burnet's account of the assassination is : logue of the Books contained in the London
" Her [the Lady Lisle'o] husband had been a regicide, Library.” Although this fragment only begins and was one of Cromwell's lords, and was called the with sheet E, p. 33, the list of books seems comLord Lisle. He went at the time of the restoration plete. Is anything known of this earlier London beyond sea, and lived at Lausanne. But these desperate Library ? The literature in both collections is of Irishmen hoping by such a service to make their fortunes: the most solid character, with a mere sprinkling went thither, and killed him as he was going to church; and being well mounted and ill pursued, got into of poetry and novels. J. DYKES CAMPBELL. France." —Hist. His Own Time,' A.D. 1685, vol. iii. p. 59, Ox., 1823.
HAMMONDS OF SCARTHINGWELL (7th S. i. 107;
ED. MARSHALL. vi. 252).—Would MR. HAMMOND kindly send me Lord Lisle was not an English peer. He was &
his address, as I wish to write to him concerning member of Oliver's “other house," or House of the above family?
J. A. WHITLA. Lords. He served as one of Charles I.'s judges,
Ben Eadan, Belfast. and signed the death-warrant.
There is a very
Poison (7th S. vi. 327, 477). —At the last short account of him in Noble's ' Regicides.' His reference is a paragraph on the celebrated “Aqua name often occurs in the manuscript and printed Tophania," in which the Rev. E. MARSHALL literature of the time. EDWARD PEACOCK.
quotes from C. Mackay's 'Memoirs of ExtraROLLING A BALL DOWN THE TABLE AFTER ordinary Popular Delusions,' vol. ii. pp. 202-16. DINNER (74 S. vi. 489).— Your correspondent's It is evident that the author quoted has hastily second instance seems a relic of the ancient days paraphrased from the article on the above-menwhen the ball was the stake played for in country tioned poison in the well-known ‘Curiosities of matches, and the act of rolling it down the table Medical Experience, pp. 152-3, by J. G. Milafter dinner was probably the method adopted to lingen, M.D., 1837, and for some unexplained exhibit the trophy. In my young days it was
cause he has omitted to mention the source of always understood that the winners of the match his knowledge. The “Abbé Gagliardi”_should kept the ball, and every match, of course, was
be Abbé Gagliani, "Toffina" should be Tufinia. played with a new one. ROBERT GODFREY.
MR. MARSHALL is there corroborated as to the [Is there any connexion with the proverbial advice in poisoning by this preparation having taken place Yorkshire to keep the ball rolling; that is, do not let the in the seventeenth century, "during the pontificate fun of a meeting flag ?)
of Alexander VII." Sr. Clair BADDELEY.
5, Albert Hall Mansions, S.W. WESTMINSTER LIBRARY (7th S. ii. 447; vi. 240, 298).— The book to which MR. JOHN AVERY, Jud., Tony Aston's 'BRIEF SUPPLEMENT' (7th S. vi. referred me deals only with the Library of West- 489).-In your review of the new edition of 'An minster Abbey, and consequently does not serve Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber' a my purpose. As the Westminster Library was statement is twice made that Aston's 'Brief situated in Jermyn Street, I am surprised that it Supplement'is reprinted for the first time. This should have escaped the attention of Mr. Wheatley is an error. It was printed in the Cabinet; or, when writing his book 'Round about Piccadilly Monthly Report of Polite Literature, London, and Pall Mall. It is mentioned more than once 1807-8.
W. H. CUMMINGS.
A NightCAP STRATAGEY (7th S. vi. 48). The think, in 'N. & Q. I will not pillory the book. following historic story, wbich is doubtless that seller who was thus illtreated by his printer. He sought in ProF. Butler's inquiry, I take from was made to advertise for sale “Marryat (Capt.), 'A Thousand Notable Things, published by J. Pirate and Three Butlers, beautifully illustrated," Gleave, Manchester (1822); whence derived the &c. The association of the two great predatory author does not impart :
classes, by sea and by land, seemed to me, as the “ Henry, Earl of Holsatia, surnamed Iron because of æsthetics would say, "distinctly humorous.” his strength, having got into favour with Edward III.,
JULIAN MARSHALL. King of England, by reason of his valour, was envied by the courtiers, whereupon they one day, in the absence of
PENDULUM CLOCKS (7th S. vi. 286, 389).the king, counselled the queen, that forasmuch as the “A clergyman in Glasgow possesses  a clock earl was preferred before all the English nobility, she made for George Mylne (master mason at] Holyrood would make trial whether he was so noble born as he House, Edinburgh, and on the dial-plate, gave out, by causing a lion to be let loose upon him, say. ing, “That the lion would not so much as touch Henry
Remember, man, that die thou must,
just. if he was noble indeed.' They got leave of the queen to make trial upon the earl. He was used to rise before This is the oldest pendulum clock we have seen, except
John Sanderson, Wigton, fecit 1512. day, and to walk in the outward court of the castle to take the fresh air of the morning. The lion was let
one in the possession of Mr. Sharp, watchmaker, Dum. loose in the night, and the earl, having a nightgown
cast fries, dated 1507, which is considerably prior to the date over his shirt, with his girdle and sword, coming down of Galileo's first application of the pendulum to mestairs into the court, met there with the lion bristling his chanism.”—Mackie’s ‘Prisons, &c., of Mary, Queen of
Scots.' hair and roaring. He, nothing astonished, said with a stout voice, Stand, stand, you dog.' At these words the Sir R. Phillips says, “The first pendulum clock lion crouched at his feet. To the great amazement of the was made 1641 for St. Paul's, Covent Garden.” courtiers, who looked out of their holes to behold the
R. W. HACKWOOD. issue of this business, the earl laid hold of the lion, and shut him up within his den; he likewise left his night Swift's 'POLITE CONVERSATION' (7th S. vi. 403). cap upon the lion's back, and so came forth, without so - My copy, which' I have always regarded as being to them that looked out of the 'windows, "let him longing to the first edition, bears date 1738, being amongst you all that standeth most upon his pedigree to printed at London for B. Motte and
C. Bathurst, and fetch my night-cap': but they, being ashamed, with at the Middle Temple Gate, in Fleet Street drew themselves.”
Lowndes mentions the same edition.
F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY. Bishopwearmouth
BOMBASTES FUrioso' (7th S. vi. 379).-In your CURIOSITIES OF CATALOGUING (7th S. v. 505 ; “Notices to Correspondents" at this reference you vi. 54). -"Junior's (D.) Anatomy of Melancholy, say you. “ believe the author of 'Bombastes what it is," &c., bardly needs explanation.
Furioso' is unknown.” Davenport Adams, in his “ Bart (S.), Anacsthesia, Hospitalism, Herma- Dictionary of English Literature,' states him to be phroditism, and a proposal to stamp out small-pox William Barnes Rhodes. I suppose the 'Dictionand other contagious diseases, embellished with ary' is an authority.
Joan TAYLOR. wood engravings, thick 8vo., cloth, 28., pub. 14s., 1871"; and “Bart (J.), Selected Obstetrical and
CHAUCER’s ‘BALADE OF GENTILNESSE' (7th S. Gynecological Works, containing the substance of vi. 326, 454).—That there were two Scogans is a his lectures on Midwifery, thick 8vo., cloth gilt, fact which I never doubted; and on looking further 68. 6d., 1871." Both by Sir James Ý. Simpson, into the matter, I now think it equally certain Bart.
that the author of the ballad sent to the young " Bart (C. A.), A Treatise on Discolourations princes was named Henry, and that Caxton made and Fractures of the Joints, embellished with wood a mistake (thinking, probably, at the time of his engravings, thick 8vo., cloth gilt, 28., 1862," i.e.,
own contemporary) in calling him John. Having Treatise on Dislocations,' &c., 1822, by Sir Astley thus answered my own query, I cannot but express Cooper, Bart.
J. F. P. my surprise at A. H. failing to see tho connexion 78, Wimpole Street, W.
with the ‘Balade of Gentilnesse,' which shows
that he cannot have read my note very carefully, Under the heading “Numismatic” in a cata- for otherwise, or if he had ever read Scogan's logue of second-hand books lately received I find a ballad at all, he must have seen that the connexion list of eighteen works relating to coins, tokens, and is very close, and it is just this connexion which medals wound up by “Money, a Comedy, a poor makes Scogan's ballad so specially interesting to copy, 18., 1841.” This is a curiosity of classifica- Chaucer students.
F. N. tion.
P.S.-Since writing the above, I have found It is generally a rather cheap laugh which is got that a John Scogan, who died in 1391, was sucout of printers' errors ; but ihe following, which ceeded in the lordship of the manor of Hanyles occurred in a recent catalogue, deserves a niche, I (? Haviles), in East Rainham, co. Norfolk, by his
brother Henry, who appears a few years later, viz., in 1734, “at his house in Cork Street, Burling. 9 Hen. IV., as owner of this and other property in ton Gardens." EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A. the same parish. This Henry was doubtless our Hastings. poet, and at his death (11 Hen. IV.) the estate passed to his son Robert.
Miscellaneous. THE 'BRUSSELS GAZETTE' (7th S. v. 127, 374 ;
NOTES ON BOOKS, &c. vi. 31, 134).-It would appear that the lines quoted Alumni Oxonienses : the Members of the University of from a letter of Charles Lamb's in "Eliana,' at the Oxford, 1715 to 1886. Being the Matriculation Refirst reference, bad originally nothing whatever to
gister of the University. Alphabetically Arranged,
Revised, and Annotated by Joseph Foster. Vols. II., do with Napoleon. I find that they were part of
III., and IV., completing the work. (Parker & Co.)" s song which is still well known and popular, | With expedition which seems “phenomenal," and for namely, 'Hearts of Oak.' This was published, which bis subscribers owe him their gratitude, Mr. together with the music, in the Universal Magazine Foster has completed his heroic task of printing the for March, 1760, pp. 152-3, and is there entitled
• Alumni Oxonienses,' a record of the members of the
University of Oxford, 1715–1886, with their parentage, “A New Song, sung by Mr. Champness in
birthplace, year of birth, and degrees. The appearance Harlequin's Invasion.” As it has been much of the first volume was chronicled in ‘N. & Q.' (7th S. altered, the original version may, perhaps, be deemed iv. 378). Its completion shows how wortbily Mr, Foster worthy of record in the pages of 'N.& Q.' It runs
wears the mantle of Col. Chester, and establishes bim in
& foremost place among genealogists. Work such as as follows :
Mr. Foster has crowded into the last half a dozen years Come cheer up, my lads, 'tis to glory we steer,
is, indeed, in its line, unprecedented. Far beyond the 'To add something more to this wonderful year :
genealogist extend the obligations conferred. Thanks to To honour we call you, not press you like slaves,
the information Mr. Foster is the first to supply, facts For who are so free as we song of the waves ?
and dates of the utmost importance to biographical and Heart of oak are our ships, heart of oak are our men, historical research are now accessible. No sign of haste Wo always are ready, steady boys, steady,
is there in the work he pours forth with industry 80 We'll fight, and we 'll conquer again and again. unfailing. So far as our researches extend -and his We ne'er see our foes, but we wish them to stay;
various works have been frequently tested-his compilaThey never see us, but they wish us away;
tions are as remarkable in accuracy as they are monuIf they run, why we follow, and run them ashore;
mental in research. Of this matriculation register of For, if they won't fight us, we cannot do more,
Oxford University the mere title conveys an idea of the
extent of labour involved. To give any insight into the Heart of oak, &c.
contents which the simple mention of the book does not They swear they 'll invade us, these terrible foes; convey is not, of course, to be hoped. Under names They frighten our women, our children, and beaus; from Matthew Arnold to Samuel Wilberforce the reader But should their flat-bottoms in darkness get o'er,
may satisfy himself of the plan and the execution of the Still Britons they 'll find to receive them on shore. work, which occupies between sixteen and seventeen Heart of oak, &c.
hundred pages, closely printed in double columns. The We'll still make 'em run, and we 'll still make 'em sweat,
book thus defying analysis, we will give it warmly such In spite of the devil, and Brussels gazette:
help as lays in our power. Mr. Foster's list of supTben cheer up, my lads, with one heart let us sing,
porters is largely-we may say principally-composed Our soldiers, our sailors, our statesmen and King. of subscribers or contributors to our own columns. It Heart of oak, &c.
includes thirteen Oxford and five Cambridge colleges,
the principal libraries in England and America, and The song was written under the inspiration of
song was written under the inspiration of other public institutions. Large as seems the list, how. " the year (1759) of Pitt's greatest triumphs, the ever, the result so far is a deficit of 2,0001., which will year of Minden, and Quiberon, and Quebec.”' necessitate an augmented subscription for the four
J. F. MANSERGH.
volumes of the earlier series, 1500-1714, the MS. for
which is in an advanced state. Mr. Foster naturally Liverpool.
shrinks from committing himself to publication unless “OUR FATHER” (7th S. vi. 388, 474).—The date
his subscription list is greatly increased. With private
individuals it is, of course, frequently a question of 1552 was misplaced in my query. It belongs to means, or other similar cause, and it is no mission of the Second Prayer Book of Edward VI. That ours to chide those whose names do not appear. It is, trespass should have so deviated from its original however, fair to point out that in Mr. Foster's list does sense is remarkable. Trépas (a passage, hence a
pot appear a single club, English or American; that passage from life,-death) has never meant sin, or
Gray's Inn Library alone among the libraries of the
Inns of Court figures in the list, that while the Royal fault of any kind, in French. The main purpose of Library at the Hague and thirteen American libraries
ery was to ascertain the origin of the popular secure the book, royal, parliamentary, and muni. form of the English Lord's Prayer.
cipal patronage is refused to it in England; and that HENRY ATTWELL.
Sydney Public Library is the only institution in any Barnes.
English colony to support the undertaking. It is, in
deed, remarkable that no name of nobleman, with the ARBOTHNOT (7th S. vi. 427).-Chalmers's 'Bio
exception of two bishops, or member of Parliament is
0 in the list. Of Mr. Foster's labours we can only say that graphical Dictionary' states that in 1727 Arbuthnot they are of national importance, and that what reward “ took a house in Dover Street," and that he died or recompense a public or private recognition can afford
is bis right. His publishers are Mesers, Parker & Co., of in the seventeenth century, in consequence of renewed Oxford and London. Subscriptions
may, however, be outbreaks of the plague and the dangers of the journey sent to Mr. Foster, at 21, Boundary Road, N.W.
along the lonely park wall after nightfall, and the manner
in which it grew to be “the best, the most fashionable, Kensington, Picturesque and Historical. By W.J. Loftie, the most secure, and most healthy of all the Middlesex F.S.A. (Field & Tuer.)
villages," furnish matter of extreme interest. It is but Ir local histories are benceforth to resemble that now natural that the associations, literary and artistic, of Kenbefore us, they are destined to a place in the affections sington should receive full attention, and the houses of of the bibliophile higher than has hitherto been assigned Thackeray, Sir F. Leighton, Sir John Millais, Mr. G. F. them. Topographical works have (somewhat unjustly Watts, and others supply numerous illustrations. Some perhaps) been depreciated as books appealing to others of the more noteworthy tombs in Kensal Green are also rather than true book-lovers. Wbatever truth the charge reproduced. A chapter is devoted to the church. On the might once have possessed must_soon disappear. In present Church of St. Mary Abbots Mr. Loftie passes some whatever light the new history of Kensington is regarded, strictures. The illustrations also include a view of the it merits praise. With its three hundred illustrations of short-lived Hippodrome. The coloured illustrations inspots of interest or beauty, many of them in colours, and clude a dance in Kensington Square in 1815, the Row in all executed in a style
of modern art, it puts in a claim 1793, Kensington Palace in the same year, Kensington to general popularity, and is no less fitted for a place on Gardens and Kensington Palace in 1744, and a comthe dwelling-room table than on the library shelves. Its posite representation of travelling in sedan chairg. importance as a record of whatever is known concerning Whatever the publishers could do for this book, the “old Court suburb" commends it to the historical which by command is dedicated to the Queen, has been reader, and its literary merits render it a worthy com done, and the arrangement of the inner portion of the panion to the homelier History of London of the same cover with a gold scroll on cloth is an attractive novelty author. Those full and elaborate pedigrees which com due to Mr. Tuer, sure to come into general use for worke mend a work of the class to the genealogist, and the of character and importance. special information concerning remains of interest which An able number of the Fortnightly opens with a paper are the delight of the antiquary, are alike supplied, and on War,' by Lord Wolseley, the importance of which it the whole information is conveyed in a style which is is not easy to overestimate. Mr. Swinburne rhapsodizes easy, flexible, and void of affectation,
on Victor Hugo.'. Mr. J. A. Symonds contrasts · ElizaMr. Loftie's avowed aim has been to trace the history bethan and Victorian Poetry.' 'Mr. Oscar Wilde, under of Kensington from the first appearance of the name till the titlePen, Pencil, and Poison,' deals with Thomas to-day. With regard to the name of Kensington, as with Griffiths Wainewright, of whom he disposes as a wholethat of the hundred of Ossulton, in which it is situated, salo poisoner. Mr. Edmund Gosso writes on 'Ibsen's he has had to dismiss with more or less of derision not Social Dramas,' and the Hon. George Curzon describes only the theories of "a number of writers who think that A Visit to Bokhara.' As the Review is completed by because 'Kensington' begins with a K it must have some Mr. H. H. Johnston on The Ethics of Cannibalism,' Mr. thing to do with a king," but those of the most import- Mallock on The Scientific Basis of Optimism,' and Mr. ant of his predecessors. From Thomas Faulkner, the Frederic Harrison on The Future of Agnosticism,' it is author of the History and Antiquities of Kensington,' readable from cover to cover.- Posthumou: Vicissi. 1820, as well as of historical and topographical accounts tudes of James II., contributed by Mr. J. G. Alger to of Chelsea, of Fulbam, and of Brentford, Ealing, and the Nineteenth Century, gives a curious account, in part Chiswick, and Daniel Lysons, the bistorian of “The En. taken from N. & Q.; of the treatment accorded the virons of London,' 1792-6, to Mr. Walford in his "splendia body of this monarch. Under the title of · The Decay book •Old and New London,'” all writers are heretical of Lying,' Mr. Oscar Wilde sends a clever and paraas regards the derivation, Ossulton is, Mr. Loftie holds, doxical article. Dr. Jessopp has some valuable suggesOswulf's “ton," though who Oswulf was who gave the tions for turning to account the large stores of informaname to the hundred he does not know, while Kensing. tion still accessible and unused in the shape of MS. ton is simply the "ton" of the Kensingas, a tribe who records. Other important articles, mostly political, are appear also in other parts of England. No contemporary supplied, and bear very distinguished names.-Keepreference to Kensington is discovered earlier than the ing up its high character, the Century begins with a Norman Conquest, though in the account of it in the paper on 'Giotto,' with reproductions of half a dozen Domesday Book there is a reference back to the time of pictures. Mr. Remington's Horses of the Plains' is Edward the Confessor. Twenty years later Kensington equally excellent for letterpress and illustrations, both was held by Albericus de Vere, at first under the great are from the same source. Pagan Ireland' has great. Bishop of Coutances (Chenesitum), in which name interest, antiquarian and other. Round about Galilee,' Lysons, who is followed by Faulkner and others, found The West Point of the Confederacy'-a rather saddenthe origin of Kensington. The passage in the Domes-ing record of boyish heroism-und The Life of Adminisday Survey is quoted with a translation, and from this trative Exiles' are excellent in their various ways. Not text a sermon of interest is delivered on the condition of to preserve and bind the Century is recklessne88. The Kensington in the eleventh century, of the family of volumes are a delight.-In Macmillan, ‘Dr. Johnson's Vere a pedigree is given, with the descent of the manor Favourites' gives a very pleasing account of Bennet of Kensington. Other pedigrees of Cope and Rich, of Langton and Topham Beauclerk. "A Practical Philan. Fox of Holland House, of Hicks and Noel of Campo | thropist and his Work' depicts the life and doings of den House, are supplied. It is, of course, impossible to Jean Baptist André Godin. The Bloody Doctor of give a full account or analysis of Mr. Loftie's scheme or Mr. Addrew Lang deals with a fly affected by trout, and treatment. Beginning with the geography of Kensing. not with any more than ordinarily zealous professor of ton, which is accompanied by maps, Mr. Loftie devotes the healing art. The Practice of Letters' is rather his second chapter to the Veres and their connexion with severe upon the latest translator of Cellini's autobiothe manor. Holland House is treated in a third chapter, graphy.-- Not very important are the 'Personal RecolOld Kensington in a fourth, and Kensington Palace and lections of the Great Duke of Wellington' contributed Gardens in a fifth. The growth of Kensington, in spite by Lady De Ros to Murray's, but they are agreeable of the restrictions upon building in the suburbs enforced reading, and show the great captain in a pleasant light