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1680). He was a rich banker, sixty years of age, of it when a child, and was told a story of a lady married to Elvira, a young wife. He was mean, who, having lost her monkey, supplied its place covetous, and jealous. Elvira has a liaison with with a glovo stuffed with curl papers. Col. Lorenzo, wbich Dominick, her father con
G. BOWLES. fessor, aids and abets; but the amour is constantly 10, Lady Margaret Road, N.W. thwarted, and it turns out that Lorenzo and Elvira are brother and sister. If this be the Pero Gomez
THE YOUNG ENGLAND POET (7th S. vii. 206). —
Surely “nobility” in Lord John's much missought for, there seems to be no particular reason
represented lines does not mean aristocracy, but why a racehorse, or any other animal, should have
noble character. MR. LORD's method of quotabeen named after him. J. W. ALLISON.
tion, without reference to the context, found favour Stratford, E.
witn the duke's political opponents, but it is sor“ RYTHER'S" PLAN OF LONDON (4th S. ix. 95; 1 prising to find such elaborated sarcasm founded 6th S. xii. 361, 393; 7th S. iii. 110; vi. 297).- on an error so often exposed. J. H. PARRY. According to an article on the 'Boekverkoopers, boekdrukkers en uitgevers in Nederland' in the
ANTI-SABBATÀRIAN SATIRE (7th S. vii. 329). — Dutch Navorscher (vol. xx. p. 341), Cornelius
The macaronic poem 'Agnewidos' was published Danckertz van Seevenhoven was born at Amster
in Fraser's Magazine.
ELLCEE. dam, and in business there from 1631 to 1656, at Clam (70 S. vii. 447).—The following quotations the sign of the Atlas. His shop was in the Cal. I are offered :verstraet till 1643, and on the Niewendijk after
When my entrails that date. If the above information be correct, Were clemm'd with keeping a perpetual fast. the plan of London cannot be older than 1631.
Massinger, The Roman Actor,' ii. 2. This is one more link in the chain of evidence “Hard is the choice when the valiant must eat their that Ryther had nothing whatever to do with this arms, or clem.” – Jonson, 'Every Man out of his
Humour,' iii. 6. plan.
L. L. K.
Father clamm'd thrice a week, MISTAKE IN ADDISON's 'SPECTATOR' (7th S.
God's will be done!
Ebenezer Elliot, Corn Law Rhymes,' vii. 426).—This mistake occurs in the first edition,
Song, tune Robin Adair.' folio, 1711. The quotation is correctly assigned to Horace in the edition printed at Edinburgh for
Clam is the usual form of the word in my native John Bell, 1776, bat the correction was probably
county, but clem is used in many parts.
One of the favourite books of my early days was made in some edition earlier than this.
an American tale, called 'I've been Thinking,' the W. E. BUCKLEY.
hero of which was a clam fisher and merchant. I In my edition of the Spectator,' “ London, understood the term as applying to a coarse kind printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper,” | of oyster. The author's name, I believe, was T. S. eight volumes, each with a cut at the beginning, Arthur.
C. O. B. drawn by F. Hayman, and carved by C. Grignion, no date, No. 275, is headed thus:
In the story of Green-Breeks and his “bloody
coxcomb,” as Sir Andrew has it, in the boys' street - tribus Anticoris caput insanabile. Hor., ' Ars. Poet.,' ver. 300.
fight in Edinburgh, told by Scott (who was himself
in the thick of these frays) in the Appendix to the Which is quite correct.
General Preface to the “Waverley Novels," this
word occurs with a different meaning from either In Prof. Henry Morley's one-volume 'Spec of those mentioned by Dr. MURRAY:tator' (Routledge & Sons, no date– Why, oh, why, “He Green-Breeks] declined the remittance, saying no date ?), a very handy and valuable edition, that he would not sell his blood; but at the same time notwithstanding its small print, all the mottoes reprobated the idea of being an informer, which he said are translated at the end of the book, and the one was clam, l. C., base or mean. to which MR. YARDLEY alludes, which in the These street fights of the “upper ten" boys with heading to the paper (No. 275) is attributed to the town boys helped Scott “after long years” out Juvenal, is in the translation rightly given to of a troublesome conversational embarrassment with Horace ('A. P.,' v, 300).
the Czar Alexander in Paris in 1815. The Czar, JONATHAN BOUCHIER,
seeing Scott in his blue and red dress of the Sel. [Other replies are acknowledged.]
kirkshire lieutenancy, and noticing his lameness,
asked Scott in what engagement he had been THE MONKEY (7th S. vii. 388).-" The monkey” | wounded. Scott at first said that he suffered from was a small bustle," which in the days of very | a natural infirmity; but as this did not satisfy the short waists was worn just below the shoulder Czar, Scott added that he had been engaged "in blades. It was superseded by the more modern some slight actions—such as the battle of the Cross deformity before my time, but I remember hearing Causeway and the affair of Moredun Mill," and
then managed to turn the conversation to some bers and escaped slaves who laid the foundations of the other subject. (See Lockhart's ‘Life of Scott,' sub greatest of empires, and thus of modern civilization,
A strange sensation comes over us when we turn from anno 1815).
Kenrick's pages of 1855 to the volume before us. Prof. With regard to clam, is there not a kind of toffy Rawlinson has done for us what Dr. Kenrick did for our or “hardbake 80 called ? I do not say that there fathers; yet how different is the result. If we wish for is; I put it as a question. Is there not also an a standard by which to measure the growth of historical American dish called clam soup?
knowledge during one generation, we cannot do better JONATHAN BOUCHIER.
than compare the two volumes. They seem centuries
apart. Prof. Rawlinson has had to exercise compression MAGNA CHARTA (76 S. iv. 153, 191 ; vii. 398). to a far greater extent than his predecessor. We are -Has not the mistake of giving John the title of sorry for this, for his knowledge is, up to our present Duke of Ireland clearly arisen from misreading the standards, exhaustive. We have not, however, found
any of the more important facts omitted, and we are contraction for “dominus dux" instead of by no means sure that speculation, even when it has a “dn's”: “Johannes dei Gr'a Rex Angl Dn's Hyb’n satisfactory basis to stand upon, is in its proper place in Dux Norman',” &c. ? The facsimile published by a volume such as the present; in fact, there are several Pine in 1733 and that in Col. Sir Henry James's things in the first two chapters where we find it difficult * Facsimiles of National Manuscripts,' 1865, read mythic period, the story is told with striking ability and
to follow him. When, however, we pass beyond the as given above.
a sense of proportion which does the writer great credit. AUTHORS OF Quotations Wanted (76b S. vii. l of our greater historians. It is a vice which shows smal?
Tbe want of an eye for proportion has disfigured many 429).
signs of amendment. Prof. Rawlinson is, however, “ There is no food in Orleans," he replied. almost entirely free from it. We can, of course, tell Southey, Joan of Arc,' bk. vi, 1. 41, what parts of this wonderful tale of splendour and decay
FREDK. RULE. interested him the most; but he has not slurred over the
dull passages or neglected to stipple in the backgrounds. ti iscellaneous.
Nothing can be better than the chapter which deals with
the Phænician colonies, Carthage, Palermo, Malta, and NOTES ON BOOKS, &0.
Gades, unless it be the account of Tyre. Here the author A Dictionary of Music and Musicians, A.D. 1450–1889. comes in contact with the Biblical narrative, and the
Vol. IV. Parts XXIII.-XXV. Edited by Sir George subject is treated at once with reverence and freedom. Grove, LL.D. (Macmillan & Co.)
The account ho afterwards gives of the horrible rites of With the three concluding parts Sir George, Grove's the Phænician religion is worthy of careful attention. admirable · Dictionary of Music and Musicians' is prac. There are some persons who wonder at the fierce detically completed. It is a sign how different estimate of nunciations of the Hebrew prophets, and are moved to thoroughness in workmanship than formerly prevailed is remark that we have here a display of the hatred that now held, that a fifth volume, to consist wholly of index: one national cult too often bears for another. Those is promised. It is pleasant to learn that the merits of who know what were the horrors of that foul worship the work have won recognition, that it has grown steadily will at once understand how the prophets of Judah must in public favour, and that the demand for it is increasing have been revolted by practices which run counter to The three parts which now see the light consist princi- the primal instincts of human nature. pally of an appendix, issued under the editorship of Mr. J. A. Fuller Maitland, M.A. How important is this is Old Yorkshire, Edited by William Smith, F.S.A.S. New shown in the fact that it occupies six hundred columns. Series. (Longmans & Co.) Under “ Brahms" much new matter is given; the Mr. Smith would be the last man to claim for “Old life of William Byrd has, in consequence of information Yorkshire 'a place among the great county histories. He recently obtained, been rewritten. “Dance Rhythm" has gathered together from newspapers and various other is the subject of an important paper. A biography of sources an immense amount of facts—and fictions-reJ. W. Davison is supplied, and under " Liszt,” “Men. lating to the “ Queen of Counties." No doubt many of delssohn,” “Psalter, “ Rome,” “Schütz," &c., addi. the details in the present volume would have remained tions of the utmost importance are made. Up absolutely buried for many years to come had not Mr. Smith emto date do the final additions carry the work, the dates bodied them in his discursive pages. No one who is col. of death of Josef Gung'l, Jan. 31, 1889; Francis Hueffer lecting books published by natives of Yorkshire, or works (whose biography is in the appendix), Jan. 19; Sir F. A. in any way relating to the county, should pass over Mr. Gore Ouseley, April 6, 1889; and Carl Rosa, April 30, Smith's contributions to the mass of literature that will 1889, being given. Thé care that marked the production bave to be thoroughly sisted in the days to come before a from the beginning becomes increasingly evident as the really trustworthy history of Yorkshire can be written. contributors grow more competent in labour and more The history of Yorkshire is the history of every great practised in research. It is difficult to over-estimate movement that has taken place in this country north of the amount of important information that is embodied the Trent. No county can be isolated from its surin this monumental work.
roundings, and least of all the great northern heart of
England. Story of the Nations.-Phænicia. By George Rawlinson. (Fisher Unwin.)
Old Bibles: an Account of the Early Versions of the Somewhat more than thirty years ago Dr. Kenrick pub English Bible. By J. R. Dore. (Eyre & Spottiswoode.) lished his work on Phoenicia. It is a monument of learn- This is a second and much improved edition of Mr. ing. In its pages were stored all that was then known Dore's valuable bibliographical history of the English of that great race whose galleys ruled the great inland Bible, and is characterized by the minute and personal sea when
Jerusalem was a threshing.floor and the seven acquaintance which he evidently possesses with a large hills of Rome were a thicket, where the beasts of the number of exemplars which have from time to time field had not yet given way to the obscure band of rob passed through his hands. The collations in every caso
seem very full and accurate, and a large number of who was familiar alike with the Spaniard and English specimen passages, extracted literatim and sometimes in population. Thanks are due to the author for the index, facsimile, relieve the monotony of the technical biblio- a want often felt by those who read books of travel. graphy, and save it from being a biblion a-biblion. Mr.
Le Livre for June 10 contains an excellent portrait Dore points out, among other things, that there was of Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly by M, Henri Toussaint, to little or no demand for the first translations of the Scrip accompany a brilliant sketch of the eminent poet and tures into English, whatever Foxe may say to the con novelist supplied by M. Uzanne. Portrait and article trary, inasmuch as royal proclamations and penal enact. together furnish a life-like picture of a quaint, distioments had to be put forth in order to stimulate their guished, and striking individuality. M. Fernand Drujon sluggish circulation and force a salo.. It argues a continues his profoundly interesting study of La Bibliodeficient sense of the relative proportion and value lytie,' otherwise the voluntary destruction of books. of things when the author devotes a special para. Many books are, of course, destroyed by the authors in graph of his preface to expressing his thanks to the
an access of penitence on account of the impurity or the Bishop of Salisbury "for his kind permission to avail ineptitude of the work; others are called in by the himself of the consent [!] of the late Right Rev. family of the writer. The outbreak of the Revolution ar Lord Bisbop of Lincoln to have his name placed on
rested or destroyed many important works. Englishmen the title-page." Turning to the title-page itself we find will hear with some astonishment that 'L'Angleterre what all this réclame is about-merely that “the preface vue a Londres et dans ses Provinces,' by the General to the version of 1611 [is] added at the request of the Pillet, caused so much indignation in this country that late Right Rev. Christopher Wordsworth,” &c. This is copies whenever found were destroyed by Englishmen, surely being elaborately thankful for a very small mercy and that the life of the author
was in danger. À curious indeed! And why does Mr. Dore use such an ugly malo MS. in the possession of M. Uzanne is described by M. formation as “duglot"?
G. Dancieux, Lives of Alchemystical Philosophers, By Arthur Edward
A BIBLIOGRAPHY of Mr. Ruskin, to be edited by Mr. Waite. (Redway.) We have abridged a long title. Mr. Waite's compilation will shortly be issued in a quarto volume. Not more than
Thos. T. Wise, bonorary secretary of the Shelley Society, is based on collections made at the beginning of the cen. 250 copies will be issued, and of these many are already tury. He is a believer in the possibility of the trans- subscribed for. Mr. G. C. Moody, assistant secretary of performed. He further thinks he sees how the prin- the Ru:kin Reading Guild, 27, Knowle Road, Brixton,
S.W., receives applications. ciples of the old alchemists may be applied to the moral and spiritual elevation of mankind. We have read what he says, but cannot follow him. Physical science we
Notices to Correspondents. know, and also theology ; but the strange blending of
We must call special altention to the following notices : two things whose lines are not in real life wont to cross
On all communications must be written the name and each other produces an effect which we shall not characterize further than by saying that it is utterly beyond address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but our comprehension. There are, we know, not a few who
as a guarantee of good faith. will be glad to read Mr. Waite's pages. We have done We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. 80 as a matter of duty, but pleasure therein we found To secure insertion of communications correspondents none. In these days of rapid and far-reaching discovery must observe the following rule. Let each note, query, it is not safe, perhaps, to say that anything is impossible or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the which is not a plain contradiction in terms. We think, signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to however, we may venture to say that the alchemical appear. Correspondents who repeat queries are requested beliefs which Mr. Waite cherishes are as nearly impos- to head the second communication "Duplicate." sible of realization as anything can be. At the end of
0. S. (“ Bibles").—The edition printed at Carmarthe volume is ‘A Bibliography of Alchemy and Hermetic then by John Ross, 1789, is, apparently, a reprint of Philosophy, which some persone may find of occasional that published in Edinburgh, 1770. The Society for service.
Propagating Christian Knowledge, by which it was reThe Breitmann Ballads, By Charles G. Leland, (Trübner commended, is still in existence, and is certainly not
confined to Wales. & Co.) To their pretty “ Lotos Series" Messrs. Trübner & Co. EDWIN HERON (“Recitations ").--- Apply to Messrs. have added a complete edition-the only one in existence French & Co., in the Strand. -of the ‘Breitmann Ballads.' Many of the ballads are HENRY DRAKE (“: Position of Pulpit").-See arti, in the possession of Mr. Trübner, and are still copyright. p. 394, under · Pulpits in Churches.' The new volume of the series cannot fail to be attrac J. RUTGERS LE Roy (“Claypole Family').-1* 8. v. tive. It has a capital glossary, due to Mr. Nicholas 298, 381 ; xi. 384, 472; 200 S. viii. 114, 382, 392, 456 ; Trübner. Somewhat more than mere occasional verses 4th S. x. 418, 476 ; xi. 66; 5th 8. vi. 108. are these clever productions of Mr. Leland, and the col.
GUALTERULUS (" Disremember "). --We have known lection will have enduring interest. . Not a few of the this word for a quarter of a century. poems have established a position in literature. So
CORRIGENDUM.—P. 477, col. 1, l. 27 from top, for pretty and amusing a gift-book as this volume consti. "Epoetræ" read Epochæ. tutes does not often see the light. Travel Tide. By W. St. Clair Baddeley. (Sampson Low Editorial Communications should be addressed to " The & Co.)
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