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the magnificent altar-tomb of Lord D'Arcy and Meinell Angelica Kauffman: a Biography. By Frances A. whenever they felt moved to do so ?
Gerard, (Ward & Downey.) A SECOND edition of Miss "Gerard's life of Angelica Kauffman has followed with no long delay the appear. MR. CHARLES HINDLEY, whose death is announced at ance of the first. The earlier work, the first life of the Brighton, will be remembered by readers of . N. & Q' as artist to appear in England, accumulated much curious having declared himself to be the fabricator of the and valuable information, and extorted general eulogy, Mother Shipton's prophecy stated to have been published Inexhaustible in enthusiasm and indefatigable in effort, in 1448. See .N. & Q.,' December 7 and 21, 1872; and, Miss Gerard has revised, and to a considerable extent under “Notices to Correspondente," April 26, 1873. rewritten, her work, enriching it with appendices which bring the information up to date. For much of the
MR. Robt. H. FRYAR, of Bath, requests a communica. information now first given she is indebted to contri- tion from any one possessing a copy of the portraits of butors to 'N. & Q.,' to whom she made appeal through ten celebrated females in the reign of Charles II., with these columns. Fine illustrations, consisting of portraits
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Notices to Correspondents. taking work. So much fiction has been interwoven with the account of this woman-& Royal Academician before We must call special attention to the following notices: she was thirty-that it is important to have an authori. On all communications must be written the same and tative statement. At No. 20, St. James's Square are, as address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but Miss Gerard states, some beautiful allegorical designs by as a guarantee of good faith. Angelica. It may be well to chronicle the fact that the
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