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credulous public during his lifetime ; and although be procured). The authority for Bishop Shuttleliterary forgery can scarcely be styled parody, I worth's translation is in ‘N. & Q.,' 2nd Š. vi. 87. append a short list of these works, and should Dr. Greenhill shows how the original of the myself be glad to have some information respect- prayer in the Greek form is among the remains of ing their authorship and general history. Your O. Musonius Rufus, the Stoic, c. A.D. 50, being correspondent MR. B. MONTGOMERIE RANKING preserved in Aulus Gellius (N. A.,' xvi. 1) and in asked three years ago for information as to the Hierocles, the Neo-Platonist, C. A.D. 450. He also spurious "Tales of my Landlord,' but I cannot shows that the Latin form is earlier, appearing in trace any reply to his query.

a speech of Cato the Censor at Numantia, B.C. 195, The Bridal of Caölchairn, and Miscellaneous Poems. from Aulus Gellius (ibid., while Corn. a Lapide, By Sir Walter Scott. London, Hurst, Robinson & Co. who also gives another version, refers for one to St. 1822.

Bernard ('In Gen.,' iii. 8). Then for other later Moredun, a Tale of the Twelve Hundred and Ten. Latin writers there are references to P. Camerarius By W. S. 3 vols, 1855.

and J. P. Valentius. Of English prose writers This had a pretended facsimile of Sir Walter Jer. Taylor, J. Bodenham, T. Nasb, T. Jackson, Scott's hand writing, and an introduction intended N. Wanley, and the anonymous author of 'Wisas a supplement to Lockhart's 'Memoirs of Scott.' dom's better than Money,' 1698, all seem to make This was reviewed in the Athenaeum for 1855, use of the passage, as also G. Herbert and Bishop p. 614.


Ed. MARSHALL. Walladmor. Freely Translated into German from the English of Sir Walter Scott, and now freely Translated

INITIALS AFTER NAMES (76b S. vi, 107).— I do from the German into English. 2 vols. 1825.

not think there can have been any rule in this This forgery was written by Thomas De Quincey. matter. Several instances occur to me of CamSome German authors were deceived into the bridge men being described as B.A., M.A., and as belief that it was a genuine novel by Scott. many of Oxford men using the Latin form. CerTales of my Landlord. New Series, containing Ponte

tainly Cambridge adopts the latter in her law fract Castle. 3 vols. 1820.

degrees, viz., LL.B., LL.M., LL.D., while Oxford This was issued to pass as the work of Sir Walter

as regularly uses B.C.L. and D.C.L. Indeed, the Scott, and has a long preface by the publisher,

| latter university always adopts the English form attempting to brazen out the assertion, in the face

even in degrees in medicine, notwithstanding the of a challenge from the Ballantynes. Sir Walter

orthodox M.B., M.D., and is, therefore, thoroughly Scott, however, formally disavows the work at the

consistent in her use. end of his introduction to 'The Monastery,' 1830.

By the by, is not Oxford the only university WALTER HAMILTON.

that does not allow an inferior degree in one faculty Clapham.

to be held with a superior degree in another? I

except, of course, musical degrees, which stand on LETTER OF MARY, QUEEN OF Scors (7th S. v. a different footing. For instance, a B.A. proceed505; vi. 73). -The letter to which MR. HIPWELL

ing to the degree of B.C.L. or B.M. is not entitled refers, which others also notice, is fairly described

to use the former any more; it is swamped in the in their communications, but is assigned to a wrong

law or medicine degree. The University Calendar' source. It was not written by Mary, Queen of

says, “ A B.C.L. (or B.M.) may be admitted to Scots, but by “Marye Princesse,” the Princess

the degree of M.A. and yet retain his former Mary, subsequently Queen Mary of England. The

degree(he must have been a B. A. first). These sentiment which it contains, and which is of earlier

rank alike, and so may be held together; but one origin, is one of the series in the interesting collec

of them would be lost by the taking a doctor's tion of Dr. Greenhill, which is mentioned further

degree in divinity or in one of the other faculties. In on. The volume in which it occurs is a MS. book the same way no M. A. would retain that degree of Horæ,' presented, probably, to one of her ladies on being created B.D. The occasional occurrence which came into the possession of Henry, Prince of

of M.A., D.O.L., would mean, I presume, that the Wales, and was given to the Bodleian Library in

former was a regular, the latter an honorary degree. 1615 (Macray's 'Annals of the Bodleian Library,'

| At a time when we see a string of degrees of p. 42, 1868).

various faculties after names, it may be interesting A more complete tracing of the history of the

to note this use of Oxford, to which I hope she sentiment expressed in the prayer than that in Mr. I

will continue to adhere. Riley's collection may be seen in a little book, or

E. L. H. Tew, M. A.

Hornsea Vicarage, E. Yorks. on a card, for it appears in both forms, which has been printed by Dr. Greenhill, The Contrast :) The Cantab father of Ache used to jeer his Right and Wrong,' fourth edition, 1886 (reprinted Oxonian son for affixing B.A. to his name. “I in aid of the fund for rebuilding the Hastings, St. can't think,” he would say, “why you Oxford Leonard's, and East Sussex Hospital, where it may fellows......adopt the barbarous English form B.A.,

whilst we Cambridge men......always use the cor- happy in the treatment of his subjects. Nos. 50rect academical style A.B.” To which ACHE used 55 are preceded by the following note :to reply by saying that Cambridge men were "These six following were intended to have been obliged to show that they had some knowledge of exhibited in the Royal Academy this year, and were Latin “by flaunting your Artium Magister before actually hung up there." their eyes," in place of the “plain English B.A.” No. 55 is the picture which made so much stir in But how is the Oxon form more English than the art circles of the time. It is entered in the catalogue other? I am afraid ACHE is not old enough to as follows, “The conjurer, refused by the council have ever heard the echoes of the schools quad at of the Royal | Academy, tho' Mr. Hone had agreed Oxford awakened by the triumphant chant: to make some alterations in the picture." On Post tot naufragia tutus sum

account of an indelicate female figure in the picBaccalaureus Artium.

ture, considered to be intended for Angelica KauffT. A. T.

mann, and, the whole being taken by the Council ST. THOMAS APOSTLE (7th S. vi. 149).-In Harri. of the Royal Academy as a malicious satire upon son's. History, &c., of London' (published c. 1778), ) that lady and Sir Joshua, the picture was rejected. p. 495, it is stated that :

Hereupon Hone made this exhibition of his pic“Great St. Thomas Apostles is a handsome street

tures in St. Martin's Lane, and advertised it in the ......on the north side of which before the Fire of public papers ; admittance one shilling, catalogues London was situated the church of St. Thomas Apostles; (with Mr. Hone's apology to the public) gratis, but that not being rebuilt the parish is united to that of The whole of the particulars of this attack by St. Mary Aldermary."

Hone upon Sir Joshua are detailed in Smith's There is a street called "little St. Thomas ‘Nollekens and his Times,' vol, i. p. 145, et seq. Apostles " in Cordwainer's Street Ward, but no The apology is given in full, and the catalogue mention of a church of that name. At p. 508, re- spoken of as “the greatest rarity in the academic ferring to St. Thomas's, Southwark, it is said : annals."

ALBERT HARTSHORNE, “ This church was originally erected for the use of the hospital; but the number of houses and inhabitants THE ROSE IN REGIMENTAL COLOURS (7th S. vi. having greatly increased in the precincts of the hospital, 148).—I enclose small sketches, which I happen to it was judged necessary to make the church parochial for have had by me for some time, of the different the use of the inhabitants, and to erect a chapel in the hospital for the use of the patients. This church is, there

roses as they occur in the York, Lancaster, Tudor, fore, neither a rectory, vicarage, nor donative, but a sort | Stuart, and Union badges, which may possibly of impropriation in the gift of the hospital.”

give Ġ, A. R. the information he requires. My In A New View of London,' 1708, vol. ii. p. 575,

heraldic knowledge will not enable me to describe I find it stated that St. Thomas's, Southwark, "is them, I fear, correctly, or perhaps even botanically; called so in memory of St. Thomas the Apostle,

but to one uninitiated they appear to be as follows: some believe; but that it was dedicated to Thomas! York.-Rose (argent) composed of three rows of most probable,” its primary founda

five alternate petals each, surrounded by the sun tion as a “Hospital or Almery” being in his time. in splendour, filling a lozenge superposed on a It would, therefore, seem that there was no con.

quartrefoil, in each foil of which appears one of nexion between the two churches.

the words of the motto “ Dieu et mon droit,' comJ. F. MANSERGH.

mencing in the upper sinister space. Liverpool.

Lancaster.-Rose (gules) with two rows of five

alternate petals each, and centre, surrounded by N. HONE, R.A. (7th S. vi. 87).-I have got a sun's rays, terminating lozenge shape, but withcopy of the catalogue of this curious exhibition. It out the lozenge, &c. is a tract of eight pages, measuring 83 in. by 7} in., Tudor.–Rose (argent and gules combined quarthe title-page is as follows, “The Exhibition of terly) with four rows of alternate petals, ten, eight, Pictures, | by Nathaniel Hone, R.A., | mostly i seven, six in number respectively, counting from the Works of his Leizure, | And many of them in the exterior, with centre; no rays. his own Possession. | ‘Nisi utile est quod facimus, Stuart.-Rose (? argent) with three rows of five frustra est gloria.' Phædrus. MDCC. Lxxv.” Thé alternate petals each, with centre, surmounted by exbibition contained sixty-two subjects, consisting the royal crown; also thistle on stem, with a leaf of enamels, oil pictures, mezzotints, drawings in displayed from it on either side, also surmounted bistre, chalk, &c., all between the years 1748 and by the crown. 1775. No. 17 appears under the following entry:-1 Union.-Single stem, from which branches on

“Two gentlemen in masquerade, at the Royal Acad the sinister side, with leaves displayed, a rose with demy, 1770, the Cross is here restored as at first intended, two rows of five petals each, and on the dexter instead of a punch ladle, which was painted by order of side the thistle, also with leaves displayed ; the the Council of the Academy for its admittance.” two surmounted by one royal crown. This seems to indicate that Hone was not altogether Besides these, Queen Mary had the rose of five

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outer petals argent and five inner gules, embedded may have been confounded with him. Keightley, in the pomegranate, and also a peculiar badge of in a note to another part of his work, says that an impalement of the same rose sinister with a Friar Rush, otherwise Bruder Rausch, who haunted sheaf of arrows dexter, surrounded by circular houses, was never the same with Jack-o'-lanthorn, rays, in whicb, at the summit, is embedded the and that Milton has made a mistake. But in lesger crown. Richard III, had also a singular Midsummer Night's Dream' Robin Goodfellow, device of a falcon with a virgin's face holding the household fairy, and apparently the friar also, sinister a white rose of two rows of five petals. is “sometimes a fire ” and misleads travellers Lower gives the first monarch who assumed the through bog and through bush. I think that in rose as a badge to have been Edward I.," who his note Keightley has forgotten not only what bore the flower or, the stalk green," and says Shakspeare said, but also what he himself has James I. "combined the dexter half of the Tudor previously said in another place. rose with the sinister moiety of the Scottish thistle

E. YARDLEY. ensigned with the crown."

In ‘Marmion' we read, -
It may be worth while to note here, perhaps,

Better we had through mire and bueh that in the accounts for work at Windsor Castle

Been lantern-led by Friar Rush. for the year 1366, temp. Edward III., the Round,

Canto iv, st. 1. or Rose Tower, then designated “La Rose," was To this we have the following note : evidently painted externally in imitation of the " Alias "Will o' the Wisp.' This personage is a strol. flower from which its name was taken, mention ling demon, or esprit follet, who, once upon a time, got being made of several colours, and varnish and admittance into a monastery as a scullion, and played gold leaf for the use of a painter called William I the monks many pranks. He was also a sort of Robin Burdon, “who was at work upon the painting of a this mischievous demon that Milton's clown speaks,–

Goodfellow, and Jack o' Lanthern. It is in allusion to tower called La Rose for 123 days and a half,"

She was pinched, and pulled, she said, with several inferior workmen under him, and

And he by Friar's lanthern led. who used “ 67 lbs. of white lead, 12 lbs. of verdi. The History of Friar Rush'is of extreme rarity, and gris, 18 lbs. of red lead, 8 lbs. of vermilion, 1 lb. of for some time even the existence of such a book was brown, and 7 lbs. of blue, altogether about a cwt. of doubted, although it is expressly alluded to by Reginald colour and 22 gallons of oil ; for which was also

Scott, in his Discovery of Witchcraft,' I have perused required 1,400 leaves of gold, 6 lbs. of fine varnish

a copy in the valuable library of my friend Mr. Heber;

and I observe, from Mr. Beloe's 'Anecdotes of Literaand 3 lbs. inferior varnish.” (See ‘Domestic Archi

ture,' that there is one in the excellent collection of the tecture of the Middle Ages,' vol. ii.)

Marquis of Stafford.”

R. W. HACKWOOD. I think this scarce little book was reprinted in It would seem that there is no difference between the late Mr. W. J. Thoms's 'Early Prose Roa Union rose, a Tudor rose, and a York and Lan- |


EDWARD PEACOCK. caster rose. I quote from 'Rank and Badges,' by Brand's Popular Antiquities' (Bobn's ed., Lieut. Ottley Perry :

vol. iii.) is very full upon the folk-lore of the ignis “1. Badge of the United Kingdom, the Tudor rose fatuus. There seems no particular superstition between tho thistle and sbamrock issuant from the same connecting it with friars, any more than for its stalk, &c. “2, The Tudor rose is a combination of the Lan.

other names of Peg-a-lantern, Jack-a-lantern, Elfcastrian (red) and Yorkigt (white) colours in the game!

fire, &c. EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A. rose. The following roses are worn by different regi. Hastings. ments-the red, the white, the Tudor, and the Hampshire rose, the last being identical with the red or EXTRACT FROM PARISH REGISTER (7th S. v. 367; Lancastrian,"

vi. 37, 171).-I am somewhat unwilling to interG. EGERTON, Lieut.

fere in this matter, but as one or two points have Hythe.

not yet been made quite clear, I venture to add a “FRIAR'S LANTHORN" (7th S. vi. 168).—The

few words. friar, I believe, is Robin Goodfellow, or Puck, who

| 1. I believe MR. Pigott's extract mentions the acted as Jack-o'-lanthorn or Will-o'-the-wisp.

word married twice instead of published. In supKeightley, in the 'Fairy Mythology,' quotes the

port of this opinion I give three consecutive entries ' Declaration of Harsenet,' published in 1604:

from the register of St. Alphage, Canterbury, the “And if that the bowl of curds and cream were

year being 1657:

tterde not duly set out for Robin Goodfellow, the friar," | &c.

, Kingsnoth wer maried-May-8-15-18. I think that the word “friar” is here used Joh' Hales of Douer and Elizabeth Skilet of of (sic) in apposition to Robin Goodfellow, as his title. Burgate was maried March-13–20—27. If so, it will account for Milton's expression. Steuen Cort of Reculuer and An Houson widdow of Friar Rush was a house spirit ; but Robin Good Hackintun was maried Aprill-24-28-May the 5. fellow, who was both a house and a field spirit, From which it will be seen that the above couples


Restwell and



were“ maried” three times. Substitute the word Relic oF WITCHCRAFT (7th S. v. 426, 497 ; vi. "published" for married, and the difficulty will 138).-The following advertisement, from the Postdisappear.

boy of Jan. 1, 1707-8, which I copy from an 2. The Act referred to by your correspondents omnium gatherum made by the late Edmund F. bears date August 24, 1653, 80 that MR. PIGOTT'S | King, M.A., under the title of 'Ten Thousand marriage on Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 (O.S.) clearly falls Wonderful Things,' throws some light on the under this Act.

family of the early proprietor of the elixir, and 3. Incumbents were sometimes chosen "registers." | may be of use to inquirers :On July 18, 1654, a General Sessions of the Peace “Daffey's famous Elixir Salutis by Catherine Daffey, “ was houlden at ye Castle of Canterbury,' and in daughter of Mr. Thomas Daffy, late rector of Redmile in

e entered by the Clerk of the Peace I read. | the valley of Belvoir, who imparted it to his kinoman, “Whereas it appeareth ynto this Court that St.

Mr. Anthony Daffy, who published the same to the bene

fit of the community, and his own great advantage. The Alphage parson not long since hath been chosen

original receipt is now in my possession, left to me by parish Register,” &c. This parson the parishioners my father. My own brother, Mr. Daniel Daffy, apothe“ did elect and chose " on Sept. 21, 1653, and he cary in Nottingham, made the Elixir from the said rewas sworn on Oct. 27 following. But parson asceipt, and sold it there during his life. Those who know

it will believe what I declare, and those who do not may he was, it is extremely unlikely that he would

be convinced that I am no counterfeit, by the colour, solemnize marriages in his church, seeing that all

taste, smell, and operation of my Elixir. To be had at marriages other than civil marriages were not to be the Hand and Pen, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden." accounted marriages according to the laws of Eng

St. Switan. land. MR. BLENKINSOPP's rector, like mine, was

Does not Prussian Court, Old Bailey, stand for chosen registrar, but he had no power to marry.

Prujean Court ? Would MR. WAITE kindly say He could only register the civil marriage, and tbis

in what magazine his 'Memoranda from the he did, in the book already provided for that pur

London Gazette' appeared ? I have not ready pose, and, as was not very uncommon, without

reference to Poole's Indes,' or would not ask this. saying where or by whom the ceremony was per

C. A. WARD. formed.

J. M. COWPER. Walthamstow. Canterbury.

ARMS OF CITIES AND Towns (7th S. vi. 149). DAME DOROTHY HALL (7th S. vi. 168, 211). -I-ANON. will find a great deal of concise informaNicholas Bayly (father of Sir Edward Bayly, Bart.)

tion on these in Fenning's 'Geography,' 1774 ; married the daughter and heiress of — Hall, Esq. It is possible that this may be the lady about

Heylin's 'Cosmography,' 1669; and in some ediwhom G. W. M. inquires.

tions of Bayley's Dictionary.' P. B.

R. W. HACRWOOD. The CLERGY AND RELIGION (7th S. vi. 65, 213). So far as England is concerned I may inform -I beg to thank C. C. B. for calling my attention Anon. that the arms of the various towns and to the fact that Anthony à Wood tells us, “ After cities are given by Lewis in his Topographical dinner the Archbishop went into his withdrawing | Dictionary.'

W. S. B. H. rome, and Echard with the chaplayns and Ralph Snow to their lodgings to drink and smoak.”

SAMUEL FOOTE, THE DRAMATIST (7th S. vi. 187). Ralph N. JAMES. -He was the third son of Samuel Foote, of Truro, " COUPS DE SOLEIL" AND "INSOLATION" (7th

esquire, by Eleanor, daughter of Sir Edward S. vi. 146).—The enclosed extract from a French

Goodere, of Burhope, co. Hereford, Bart., by cork helmet-may serve as a contribution not only Dino

Eleanor, daughter and sole heir of Sir Edward to this discussion, but to the vagaries of English as icones

| Dineley, of Charleton, co. Worcester, Knt. The

| issue of this marriage was John, his heir ; Samuel, she is translated. Around an heraldic device, with the customary patent mark “Breveté" and

captain R.N.; and a daughter Eleanor. Sir John, the letters “S.G.D.G.," are the following words,

on succeeding to the Charleton estate, assumed the “ Spécialité de coiffures insolaires en moëlle de

name of Dineley before that of Goodere. Being

without issue, he was murdered by his brother, millet. Speciality of head dress against insolations

Capt. Goodere, who was a distinguished officer, on in millet marrow."

HALKETT LORD. Scotch Plains, N.J., U.S.

Jap. 17, 1741, at Bristol, and who thereby suc

ceeded to the title and estates. Sir Samuel was SCOTT OF MESANGÈRE (7th S. v. 489).-An executed on April 15 following, leaving five account of these Scotts will be found in Wotton's children-two sons, Edward and John, who both 'English Baronetage. My note says vol. ii. p. 1, succeeded to the title, and three daughters, Ann, but the 'Genealogist's Guide 'gays vol. iii. p. I. Í Elizabeth, and Mary. Sir Edward succeeded to cannot verify the quotation. The baronetcy dates the title, but was a lunatic ; John succeeded, but from 1653, and is designated as Scott of Kew died unmarried. Ann married, but died s.p.; and Green,

SIGMA. Elizabeth and Mary died unmarried; so that the estates and representation of the family devolved for us, and the criticisms occasionally passed upon them upon John Foote, the elder brother of Samuel, who are of value as coming from the New World, whether we

can agree with them or not. The 'Sense of Pre-Existwas baptized at St. Mary's, Truro, Aug. 14, 1718.

ence' (real or alleged) has been discussed in our own The dramatist himself was baptized at the same

columns, naturally without leading to any definito conplace Jan. 27, 1720.

JOHN MACLEAN. clusion. It seems going rather far for a writer to say Glasbury House, Clifton,

(as in American Notes and Queries, No. 7) that he is ac

quainted with “two educated men who have lived before AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (761 S. v. in the persons of rather more famous individuals than

their present representatives." We ourselves knew & 449, 518). —

contributor to 'N. & Q.' (now among the majority) who Oh, rest thee, my darling, the time it shall come,

believed that he had lived before, and would hereafter When thy sleep shall be broken by trumpet and drum,

reappear as somebody else; but we should hesitate to Then rest thee, my darling, oh, sleep while you may,

writo in ‘N. & Qi' that he had lived before, or that he For war comes with manhood as light comes with day.

would reappear in the guise of another person. In a song which I have seen from the stage adapta | It may be seen that our American cousin covers a wide tion of Guy Mannering' the words quoted are ascribed field, in which fact and fancy alike find a place. We to D. Terry. See ‘Songs of England, by J. L. Hatton. have no doubt that there is plenty of room for American

ANNIE CHARLTON, Notes and Queries, and we shall be glad to see it flourish,

were it only for the pleasure of occasionally passing a

critical remark upon some astounding feat of a Philadiscellaneous.

delphia littérateur in a pre-existent state in the Old

American Notes and Queries. Vol. I., Nos. 1-13. Edited

History of Prose Fiction. By John Colin Dunlop. A

New Edition, Revised, with Notes, &c., by Henry by W. S. and H. C. Walsh. (Philadelphia, 619, Wal

Wilson. (Bell & Sons.) put Street.)

MESSRS. Bell & Sons have done wisely in adding to their It is a somewhat dread reflection that the few words

“Library of Standard Authors ” a reprint of Dunlop's which we may be able to say in praise and in criticism

| History of Fiction.

A pioneer in a field now fully of our new-found kingman beyond sea will be in all proba

occupied by an army, Dunlop did good work, and in bility gibbeted in future extracts of “Good words from

spite of all that has been done by subsequent writers, the Press." But faint heart never won fair American,

his work retains genuine and recognized value. The 80 We must o'en chance it. We find some of the American

only portion of it which has been rewritten is that press say that the new American Notes and Queries is more interesting to the American reader than our own l date. Notes from the German translation of F. Lieb

on the Graal romance, which was, of course, out of poor selves; yet we have been able to boast of a fair

richt, and from other sources, bave been added, and an share of American correspondents, and we think we have

appendix of a hundred pages, including a condensed acproved of some use to them. Much of this may no

count of prose fiction in Germany, Russia, and Scandi. doubt be set down to the credit of genealogy, which has

navia, has been added. A good index also contributes to always been one of our foremost departments, but which

the utility of the reprint, which will be generally welour American namesake does not appear disposed to

comed. cultivate, Shakspeariana, however, with us has been a department always fertile in American as well as Eng Shakespearean Extracts from Edward Pudsey's Booke, lish contributors, and this, too, seems not to be a feature temp. Queen Elizabeth and King James 1., &c. Colof our American cousin. The “Notes" are apparently lected by Richard Savage. (Stratford, John Smith; editorial--at least they are not signed. They are pretty London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co.) much like our own, only with a perhaps more decided A SERIES of Stratford-upon-Avon note-books leads off tendency to run in the groove of legend, myth, proverb, with this work, which is edited by Mr. Richard Savage, and ghost story. Thus we find 'The White Lady of the the secretary and librarian of Sbakspeare's birthplace. House of Hohenzollern,' and the alleged, but not seem. It is probable that the exact significance of the find may ingly so well authenticated White Lady of Bayreuth '; | be debated in our columns. Meanwhile it may be stated

The Drowning of Caer Is '; .The Red Spectre of the that Edward Pudsey's book was compiled by a man who Tuileries '; and other similar stories, partly bordering was a contemporary of Shakspeare, who lived in Shakon the supernatural partly belonging to the legendary speare's country, and who may well, Mr. Savage thinks, heritage of the Aryan race. The number of legends of bave been friendly with the dramatist. An idea is even drowned cities would make a respectable volume. We expressed that some of the readings which differ from remember one case, a French one, in which such a any already known may be due to Shakspeare himself. legend appears to have grown up to account for the Some extracts from a play entitled 'Irus' are supposed curious constructions of the beaver, 80 oddly similar to to indicate a new play of Shakspeare. Dr. Furnivall lacustrine remains as almost to have deceived the elect has, however, shown that the play in question is by among experts in that class of prehistoric antiquities. Chapman.

We are sorry to find that the Old World myth of the Salic Law, which we had thought exploded by Sir Henry | A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery. ComSumner Maine, has passed over to the New World, and piled by Edward Cook. (Macmillan & Co.)" receives credence in American Notes and Queries. We Tus volume is all that its name denotes, and as such is must confess that we do not know what are the “old | thoroughly welcome. It is ushered in by a preface of English rules of royal descent"-whatever that may highest interest by Mr. Ruskin, in which he speaks of mean-which would have given us “ Maria Theresa I. | our National Gallery in words' tbat have already been as our queen instead of “ Victoria R. et I."

copied into the majority of newspapers, and need not be Some of the more strictly literary subjects treated again quoted, and it includes notes collected by special in American Notes and Queries, such as the writings of permission from Mr. Ruskin's writings. It supplies exactly Thackeray, Carlyle, Dickens, &c., have a direct interest the information the visitor desires to have concerning

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