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interests of which it is the centre. Many cities possess our minds that perhaps the author might feel moved to grander architectural remains than Jerusalem can boast continue his labours, and give us a history of the English of, but there are none so worthy of study. From the Nonjurors. It is a noble subject, concerning which most days of Constantine until our own it has been a place of persong-Mr. Lathbury's labours notwithstanding-conpious pilgrimage; and during the whole of the Middle tinue to be in complete ignorance. Ages its sacred edifices profoundly affected the builders We have received the first part of Sir James Picton's of the West. The Temple Church, or the round churches

| Report on the Moore Charters relating to the City of at Cambridge and Northampton, may have little in com.

Liverpool. They are a valuable collection, extending mon with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but they

from the thirteenth century until recent times. In the nevertheless were intended, if not as copies, at least as

report before us most of them are given in a translated memorials of the sacred edifice on Mount Zión. Gothic

form. The rendering seems well done, but we must comarchitecture may owe its origin to England and what is

plain of one serious defect: the names of the witnesses now northern France, but its evolution has been pro

are not given in full. This is a great drawback. As, foundly affected by Eastern models.

| however, we may trust that the records will be given in The Life of Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells.

full, the error may be corrected. By E. H. Plumptre, Dean of Wells. 2 vols. (Isbister & Co.)

Aotices to Correspondents. DEAN PLUMPTRE is a zealous student. We do not wish to

We must call special attention to the following notices : make disparaging remarks of others, but we may assert

On all communications must be written the name and without fear of contradiction that there is no cathedral

address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but dignitary at present among us who has written so much, all of which is of so high a degree of excellence. As a

as a guarantee of good faith. translator from Greek and Italian he is valued by all

We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. cultured people. His great work on Dante, taken alone,

To secure ingertion of communications correspondents might bave been the work of a lifetime. It is not a meré must observe the following rule. Let each note, query. translation only, but as an English version there are or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the those who are well capable of judging who hold it to be signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to the best rendering into English which the Divine appear. Correspondents who repeat queries are requested Comedy' has yet received.

to head the second communication "Duplicate.” * Our memory may play us false, but so far as we re JANE JEROME ("Stanza").- A part of a poem containmember this is the first occasion on which the dean hasing every variation of measure in that poem. Milton has undertaken an extended biography,

stanzas in the 'Ode on the Nativity '; Wordsworth in Bishop Ken has had several biographers, Bowles's Peter Bell,' &c. Longfellow's. Hiawatha,' so far as we Life' used to be considered the standard biography recall it, has not. until, some five-and-thirty years ago, it was in a great de

BookwORM (“Fuller's Church History,' &c., folio, gree superseded by a work by an author who withheld

1655').-Copies of this sold last year by public auction his name, and was content to appear before the world as “A Layman" only. For reverent and affectionate treat

for from 28s. to 30s. ment it will never be surpassed. In some ways we have

To ("Medulla Historiæ Anglicanæ, 1694 ").-It is always considered it a model of the way in which a holy attributed to William Howel, LL.D., on the strength of a man's life ought to be given to the world; but the “ Lay. MS, note by Wood in the Bodleian copy. It is held & conman," though full of minute detail as to the object of his

cise and valuable history, but the various editions have affection, wasbutscantily furnished with general historical | very trifling pecuniary value. knowledge. The saint appeared drawn to the life; but ARTHUR MEE ("Oddments"). This word, applied to the low, vulgar, coarge world with which he was sur-trifles or odds and ends, is familiar in the North. It is rounded seems to have eluded the Layman's grasp. It is given in Halliwell's · Dictionary.' well that it was 80. Had he known all Dean Plumptre CORDUFF (“Etymological Dictionary").-You cannot knows of the days that passed between the birth and do better than get Skeat's 'Etymological Dictionary' death of Bishop Ken, the harmony of his picture would (Clarendon Press).

COACH (“Cockades").-You will find the information Ken's biographer has employed a much larger canvas.

you seek in ‘N. & Q., 2nd S. vii, 158, 246, 304, 421, 465, He knows the time well, and álls in the background of 22:

in the background of 522 ; viii. 37; ix. 219, 274. his picture in a manner beyond our praise. He is minute in bis details, and writes with amiable charity of those

M. DAMANT (“ Commonplace Book ").-We shall be who were little worthy of regard. There can be no

| glad of the brief account you are good enough to offer. doubt that for the future this must be the standard life. I JOHN TOMLINSON (“Rice scattered at Weddings ").though it may require correcting or supplementing in á See ‘N. & Q.,' 4th S. ii. 343, 450, 521; xii. 327, 396, 438. few particulars. We will not call in question a word the E. A. H. (“Shan Van Voght").-"Ant-sean-bean dean has said as to that violent change which our grand- | bhocht," i. e., the poor old woman. fathers were wont to call the “Glorious" Revolution. The R. F. S. (“Gofer").-Not received. results have been, so far as England is concerned, so bene- CORRIGENDA.-P. 155, col, 1, 1, 9 from bottom, for ficial that historians have for the most part shrunk from “ Praynay” read Prayway; p. 189, col, 1, 1, 1, for prying too curiously into motives. We would remark, "1859" read 1759. however, that as the documentary evidence of the time

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