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1630, and as he died before he grew up his brother koow so much of her daughter, the sainted Queen Thomas took his place as second son, heraldically. Margaret, who is revered so highly there. I And soon afterwards the rector was married a accordingly wrote to the Rev. A. W. Cornelius second time, for his son Thomas (no doubt identical Hallen, the learned editor of the Scottish Antiwith Dr. Thomas, mentioned above) was baptized quary, on the subject, and received the following “in Bedall" in 1631, but the month and day are reply :omitted ; and on Nov. 17, 1633, another son John

“Reusner states that the parent of Agatha, the mother was baptized. In that same year Margetson re- of St. Margaret, was Canute the Dade, the son of Capute signed the rectory, and accompanied Lord Went- the Great by Emma of Normandy. No authority, howworth (afterwards the ill-fated Earl of Strafford) to ever, is given. Reusner published his royal pedigrees Ireland as his chaplain.

A.D. 1592." Mr. Anderson could not find any entry of This is probably the oldest writer on the topic; Margetson's second marriage, nor is his second but those who know the pedigree of Cnut can lay wife's Christian name mentioned ; but from the no stress on Reusner's story; vide Freeman's 'Norfacts I have given it seems clear that he was man Conquest' and Keary's The Vikings in married no fewer than three times. His eldest son Western Christendom.' Was,


presume, the James given by Berry. His From the ' History of the Church of Scotland' second son, Thomas, was, doubtless, the M.D. and (Spottiswoode Society Publications, vol. i. p. 60): M.P., and the third son, Jobs, probably died

“ This Edmund left two song, Edwin and Edward, young.

whom Canutus in the beginning entertained very kindly, Besides the seven sons named, the archbishop but afterwards, seeking to establish the crown in his own had a daughter Anne, married in 1678 to William, posterity, be sent them to Volgarus, the governor of Viscount Charlemont, and she died in 1729.

Swain (Sweden), to be murthered. The governor, pityMargetson's first wife, Ann, was buried March 20, secretly unto Solomon, King of Hungary, giving out to

ing the state of these innocent youths, conveyed them 1627 ; his second wife remains unknown; and bis Canutus that they were made away. Edward (surviving third wife, to whom he was probably married Edwin his brother) married Agatha, sister to the Queen during his life in London in poverty, under the of Hungary, and daughter to the Emperor Henry II., Commonwealth, was Anne Bonnett, sister of by whom he bad a son called Edgar, and two daughters, Thomas Bonnett.

Margaret and Christian," Of his song by her, John and James were born From Buchanan's ' History of Scotland,' vol. i. in London, and Robert in Leicestershire. I have bk. vii. p. 346 : Volgar, governor of Sweden, not ascertained what became of James, but very “sent them to Hungary to King Solomon. After probably he entered the Church, and in the dio- being there royally educated, Edward displayed so cese of Armagh, where, perhaps, some of your amiable a disposition that the king chose him, in readers might find his name in the diocesan preference to any of the young nobility, as a busrecords

band for his daughter Agatha.” A note added to The incumbent of Drighlington informed me this by a later compiler says: “The genealogy of that Birstall formerly included that parish, which the lady copied by Buchanan from the English was afterwards separated, and made a perpetual historians is doubtful" (see Hailes's ‘Annals,' vol. i. curacy.

The primate died Aug. 28, 1678, and was buried From Lord Hailes's' Annals of Scotland,' 1797, on the 30th in Christ Church Cathedral. Mr. note, pp. 13, 14:Bagwell states that he was rector of Armagh, co. “This Margaret was the grand-niece of Edward the Cavan ; this is doubtless & misprint for Aryagb, Confessor. The English historians unanimously assert there being no such name as Armagh amongst the that Edward, the father of Margaret, was educated at

the court of Solomon, King of Hungary, and that Soloparishes in Cavan.

mon gave his sister-in-law Agatha, the daughter of the Possibly & search amongst the marriage bonds Emperor Henry 11., to him. But this account is inconor licence books in the diocesan records of Ely or sistent with the truth of history. Edward, the son of York might disclose the names of Margetson's first Edmund Ironside, returned to England in 1067 (Cbron. and second wives, and also the date and particulars Saz., p. 169). At that time Solomon, born in 1061, was of his ordination. D. LOFTUS TOTTENHAM.

but six years old. He did not ascend the throne of

Hungary till 1062. Five years after the death of Ed. Guernsey.

ward, he married Sophin, daughter of the Emperor Henry

III. It follows that Solomon could not receive Edward THE ANCESTRY OF AGATHA.

at his court, and could not give his sister-in-law in mar(Concluded from p. 462.)

riage to him,

Besides, Agatha, the wife of Edward, could not be the 3. THE SCOTCH SIDE OF THE STORY.

daughter of the Emperor Henry II. ; for Henry II. bad Did it over occur to the investigators of the no children. We all know his unnatural crime, termed problem of Agatha to find out what the Scottish sanctity by & superstitious age, and the declaration chroniclers had to offer on the topic? It seems which he made to the parents of the virgin Cunegonda.” to me that here would be a good field, since we Papebrock, ' Ad Vit. S. Margarete,' June 10,

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p. 325, has endeavoured to reconcile this genealogy sor bis nephew Peter, son of the Doge Urseolus ; with historical truth.

but this prince made himself uppopular. After "that Solomon is an error of transcribers for Stephen, various changes a popular assembly declared in his and that Edward may have been received at the court stead for Andrew I., son of Ladislaw the Bald, of Stephen I., King of Hungary, who began to reigo in in 1046. This Andrew was nearly related to 1001. Stephen married Gisela, the sister of the Em. Stephen, and by some said to be a cousin. I peror Henry II. Henry bad a brother Bruno, who should like to know if he was a cousin. He was rebelled against him in 1003. This Bruno may have forced to yield to his brother Bela in 1061, who, gone into Hungary, may bave married, may have had a daughter Agatha, who may have been

given in marriage however, died in 1063. Then came Solomon, son to Edward.

of Andrew I.

W. FARRAND FELCA. Aldred, De Genealogia Regum Anglorum,'

Hartford, Conn., U.S. p. 366, says : “Rex Hungarorum Edwardo filiam Germani, sui Henrici imperatoris, in matrimonium MRS. SOPHIA WILLIAMS. –This lady, whose janxit.” Papebrock, by an ingenious conjecture, death, June 25, 1823, at the Dowager Viscountess instead of “ Ġurmani sui Henrici” reads“Germani Sidney's house in Chapel Street, South Audley sancti Henrici." There is another passage in the Street, is announced in the Gentleman's Magazine, same page of Aldred which cannot be cured by Supplement i., 1823, vol. xciii. pt. i. p. 651, was this critical application : "Imperator Edwardum the only daughter of the celebrated Mrs. Thersea cum uxore Agatha, generi sui filia, ad Angliam Cornelys, a native of Germany, who once held a mittit.” The hypothesis of Papebrock is, shortly, distinguished station in the regions of fashion. this, and without it we can have no genealogy of Her mansion was called Carlisle House, in Soho Agatha and her daughter Margaret : “That in: Square. The premises were very extensive, and stead of Agatha, the daughter of Henry II. and reached to what is now known as Crown Street. sister-in-law of Solomon, King of Hungary, we The rooms in this capacious mansion were numerought to read Agatha, daughter of Bruno, and our, and were laid out with considerable taste. The niece of Gisela, the wife of Stephen of Hungary." fashionable world in general warmly patronized

It is not worth while to devote much attention Mrs. Cornelys, and the proceeds of concerts, balls, to Papebrock, as he has been effectually riddled and masquerades enabled her to live in luxurious by Prof. Freeman and others. Let us look into style. She kept carriages, and bad a villa at Huogarian history a little further, for some dates. Hammersmith. At length, however, the eminent

King Geisa (972-997) was the first pacific ruler architect, Mr. James Wyatt, erected that beautiful of pagan Hungary ; from 972, Duke of Hungary; and classical mansion the Pantheon, in Oxford baptized by Bruno, Bishop of Verdun, ambassador Street, and the tide of fashion turned in its favour. to Geisa, sent by Otho I. Geisa married a Christian Unluckily about this period (1771) Mrs. Cornelys princess as his second wife, a sister of the Duke of attempted to introduce the performance of Italian Poland, Mieczyslaw ; her name was Sarolta, and Operas at Carlisle House, and thus placed herself she was the daughter of Gyulas, one of two Hun. in an attitude of direct hostility to the Italian garian princes baptized at Coostantinople 948; Opera House, then under the superintendence of the other prince, Bolasudes, however, relapsed into the Hon. George Hobart (1732-1804), afterwards barbarism. Geisa and Sarolta bad a daughter who third Earl of Buckinghamshire. He applied to the married Boleslau the Brave, Duke of Poland ; a magistrates to prohibit the entertainments, and was daughter who married Urseolus, Dogo of Venice ; so far successfal that Sir John Fielding ordered and Waik, son and heir, who was baptized by the arrest of Guadagni, the chief singer at Carlisle Adalbert of Prague with the baptismal name of House, and fined Cornelys and the other organizers Stephen, when he was four years old, 983 or 984. of the “harmonic meetings. An indictment of Ho succeeded his father Geisa in 997, and reigned Mrs. Cornelys for keeping a common disorderly forty-one years, and died Aug. 15, 1038 (just house" was brought before the grand jury on thirty-eight years after his coronation to the very Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1771. The elegance of the day, according to another authority ; this is ac- Pantheon, the institution of "The Coterie," by counted for by the fact that he really began his certain of the "Society of Carlisle House," and the reign 1000 or 1001). Stephen married Gisela, influence of Mr. Hobart resenting the attempt to daughter of the Duke of Bavaria, while through injure his interest in the Opera House successfully the alliances of his father's family Hungary ob- combined to withdraw the fashionable world from tained a recognition among European pations. Mrs. Cornelys, and her fall (in November, 1772) When Stephen came to the throne, Otho III. naturally followed. As late, however, as 1777, governed Germany; Boleslaw. III., Bohemia; we find Mrs. Cordelys still organizing masques at Boleslau the Brave, Poland ; Vladimir the Great, Carlisle House. In 1785 the property was in Russia ; and Basil II., Constantinople. Emmerich, Chancery, and the house sold under a decree of or Henry, son of Stephen and Gisela, died before the Court, and Mrs. Cornelys retired into private his father, in 1031. Stephen chose for his succos- life at Knightsbridge," the world forgetting, by

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DANIEL HPWELL. in the rules of the Fleet Prison, where she died on DR. BAILLIE. (See 'Wells on Dew,' gtb S. v. Aug. 19, 1797, aged seventy-four (Gent. Mag., 464.)–MR. NORGATE has called my attention to October, 1797, vol. lxvii. pt. ii. p. 890).

what he is so good as to name

a slight mistake” Her son and daughter, who had received all the of mine (ante, p. 464) in referring to Dr. Baillie accomplishments suitable to the fortune which as the father, instead of the brother, of Joanna. In their mother was expected to acquire, were com- my young days, when the century was yet in its pelled to resort for support to the exercise of their teens, anecdotes were afloat respecting the doctor talents. They both changed their names. The similar to those which were afterwards current in son—"le petit Aranda" of Casonova-an amiable the case of Abernethy. For example : a lady and accomplished man, asgamed the name of entered the consulting-room in Grosvenor Street Altorf and became tutor to the Earl of Pomfret. and called the doctor's attention to a pimple on He died a few years before his mother, for whom her arm. He said, “I am glad you came herehe had provided during his life. The daughter, this morning, madam.” “What, it is dangerous Sophia Wilhelmina, who had been educated at then?” “Not at all ; but if you had waited the Roman Catholic nunnery at Hammersmith, until tomorrow, it would have gone away of itself, after her mother's fall, adopted the surname and I should have lost a guinea !" of Williams, which she retained till her death.

O. TOMLINSON. Under the name of Miss Williams, she was warmly

THOMSON.-Thomson in his Seasons' seems to countenanced by the families of the Duke of New. castle and the Earl of Harrington, and also by when he is in the mock heroic vein,

to Philips, the

me to be somewbat indebted for his style, especially the family of Mr. Charles Batler, well known author of "Cider' and 'The Splendid Shilling.' He and esteemed in legal circles. She afterwards acted as governess in several noble families, among had read and admired him. I think that Cowper

mentions Philips in his ' Autumn,' showing that he whom were Lords Newhaven, Dormer, &c. At length she became companion to Lady Spencer Philips imitated and parodied Milton, but Thom

also owes something to this author or to Thomson. at Richmond, who on her death bequeathed to her an annuity of 1001. In due time she obtained son and Cowper resemble Philips more than they

do Milton. the patronage of Queen Charlotte and of the

In 'Spring 'Thomson has these lines :Princess Augusta, to whom she acted as a private

Great Spring before almonross, pointing out fit objects for royal bene.

Greened all the year, and fruits and blossoms blushed volence, and being the means of conveying it.

In social sweetness on the self-same bough. She established tho Adult Orphan Institution for the relief and education of those orphan daughters

He may have been remembering Waller:

For the kind Spring whiob but salutes us bere, of the clergy and of military and naval officers

Inhabits there, and courts them all the year. who should be left friendless and unprovided to Ripe fruits and blossoms on the same tree live: contend with the hardships and temptations to At once they promise what at once they give. which they might be exposed. On June 24, 1820, In 'Spring' also there are lines evidently taken the institution was actually opened in two houses, from Ovid. But Thomson half acknowledges Nos. 32 and 33, Mornington Place, Hampstead whence they are derived. For in Ovid Pythagoras Road, but it was afterwards removed to St. An. is the speaker of the lines ; and Thomson refers to drew's Place, Regent's Park.

the Samian sage :Miss Cornelys, or Williams, of whom an account

But you, ye flocks ! appears in John Taylor's 'Records of my Life,' What have ye done? yo peaceful people ! what 1832, vol. i. pp. 267-271, was also instrumental

To merit death? you who have given us milk

In luscious streams, and lent us your own coat in the first institution (in 1806) of the Cheltenham

Against the winter's cold? And the plain ox, Female Orphan Asylum, originally established as That harmless, honest, guileless animal ! "The Old School of Industry,” for the education In what has he offended ? of female ander-servants, and acquired particular Quid meruistis, oves, placidum pecus, inque tuendos influence over her royal patronesses, especially the Natum homines, pleno quæ fortis in ubere nectar, Princess Augusta. She was formerly a rigid Roman Mollia quæ nobis vestras velamina lanas Catholic, but it is said that she eventually con

Præbetis, vitaque magis, quam morte iuvatis?

Quid meruere boves, animal sine fraude doloque, formed to the Established Church :

Innocuum, simplex, natum tolerare labores ; “Nobody understood the world better, or could better

• Metamorphoses,' B. 15, lines 116-121. adapt themselves to its weaknesses, passions, and follies. He has also in 'Autumn' an imitation of Virgil, Her manners were mild and submissive. She possessed and in Liberty' some absolute translations of groat musical talents in early life, sung with expression, and accompanied herself skilfully on the barp. She was Horace. In 'Autumn' he has this verse on a low in stature, and by no means beautiful in features. bunted deer :


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The big round tears run down his dappled face. he says, seems to employ the word as an equivaThis is an imitation of Shakspeare in 'As You lent to gimcrack. I would suggest that the word Like It':

should be written "jimjams," and I believe such a The big round tears

word is actually in use in the United States to deCourged one another down his innocent nose.

note dot. In this form it ranges with knick-knacks, In The Castle of Indolence' he has these lines :- “auld knick-knackets," and many other trivial You cannot shut the windows of the sky,

words formed by reduplication. Through which Aurora sbows her brightening face.

JAMES HOOPER. Three very eminent poets bave produced the idea

before bim :-

A DEVONSHIRE MAY Costom.- The West of
Her looks were like beams of the morning sun,
Forth-looking through the windows of the East.

England papers are full with accounts of a sad
Spenger's Colin Clout's come Home Again.'

accident arising from the custom at Loddiswell, Madam, an hour before the worshipt sun

near Kingsbridge, Peerod forth the golden window of the Fast, “of throwing water on May 1, at horses' legs, which

Shakspeare's ‘Romeo and Juliet.' resulted in the death of Dr. Twining, who, when driving Ere the blabbing eastern scout,

with a friend, was thrown out of his carriage through his The nice morn on the Indian steep

horse taking fright at the treatment it received." From her cabined loop-hole peep.

According to the evidence of this friend, Milton's 'Comus.'

They left Loddiswell about a quarter to niue in the Thomson in the idea, though not in the expres- evening, and had just got clear of the village when somesion, seems to come nearest to Milton, who himself one threw water from the top of a high bank. The horse was remembering two passages of Shakspeare, not but before they got ten yards a great deal more water

started forward, and the coachman tried to hold him, only the one quoted above, but also that in was thrown. The horse at once bolted, and got entirely • Honry VI., concerning the blabbing day. There out of control.” is also something similar to these ideas in Fletcher's

L. L. K. Faithful Shepherdess.

S. T. COLERIDGE. - There was sold at Sotheby's The following parallels between Thomson and on June 14, 1870 (Manners Collection) a letter other poets may also be noted :

of Coleridge to John Fellows, dated " TewkesAs thikke as motės in the Sonne beme.

bury, July 28, 1796." It was bought by Mr. Chaucer, Wif of Bathes Tale.'

Waller. Should this meet the eye of its present
As thick and numberless
As the gay motes that people the sun-beams.

I should feel very grateful if he would

Milton, 'Il Pengeroso.' give me a transcript. J. DYKES CAMPBELL.
As tbick as idle motes in sunny ray.

St. Leopards-on-Sea.
Thomson's Castle of Indolence,'

MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.--The following small If Thomson imitates others, he himself has been items will serve as corrections and additions to the imitated :

notices of the undermentioned worthies in the Or ruminate in the contiguous shade.

• Winter.'

recently issued volume of the 'Dict. Nat. Biog.' Cowper has borrowed this image :

Major-General Sir Edward Massey did not "take

his seat as member for Gloucester in July, 1646." Some boundless contiguity of shade,

• Task,' Book 2.

He was elected for Wotton Basset, in Wiltshire, on Dr. Johnson censured Gray for using the word June 18, 1646, for which he took his seat apmany-twinkling,' but he failed to notice that Gray to the solemn League and Covenant. As one of the

parently on Aug. 26 following, when he subscribed was only reproducing a word that Thomson had Presbyterian " Eleven" he was expelled the House used already in bis “Spring... Lines 342-351 of in December, 1648, and did not sit again until the *Summer' may be compared with the lines of Green Convention Parliament of 1660, to which, and also and Gray to which I referred in my note on Gray, to its successor in 1661, he was, as correctly stated, Perhaps in that note I extolled Gray too highly and returned as M.P. for Gloucester. depreciated Green too much. Thomson's poem

Serjeant John Maynard did not “ sit for Beeralappeared before those of Green and Gray.


ston, Devonshire, in the Convention Parliament"

of 1660. He represented Exeter. The following "JYMIAMS. Thomas Nash, ridiculing the is, I think, the full list of the Parliamentary returns antiquaries in Pierce Penniless's Supplication of this ultimately octogenarian member. He was to the Devill,' 1592 (Shakespeare Society, 1842, elected by both Totness and Newport to the Short p. 30), says, a thousand jymiams and toyes have and Long Parliaments of 1640, upon each occasion they in theyr chambers"; and Mr. Payne Collier, preferring Totness, until secluded in 1648. Plyin a note, remarks, "I do not recollect the word mouth, 1656-58. Elected by three constituences jymiam to have occurred in any other writer," in 1659, namely, Beeralston, Camelford, and Newand goes on to refer to gimmal and jemmy. Nash, town, I.W., and sat for Newtown. Returned by

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Plymouth and Exeter in 1660, and preferred Exeter. has not, I think, been hitherto recorded, and may Beeralston, 1661-78. Elected by Beeralson and be added to Dr. Ferriar's indictment. In "TrisPlymouth (preferred Plymouth) 1678-9. Sat for tram Shandy,' vol. i. chap. xii., is the following Plymouth in 1979-81 and 1681. Beeralston 1685- well-known passage :1687. Elected by Plymouth and Beeralston (sat for “ When, to gratify a private appetite, it is once rePlymouth), 1689-90. Plymouth, 1690, till decease solved upon that an innocent and a helpless creature shall in October of the same year. Either he or his be sacrificed, 'tis an easy matter to pick up sticks enough namesake, John Maynard, of Essex, was M.P. for from any thicket where it has strayed, to make a fire to

offer it up with." Ohippenbam 1624-5 and 1625.

In the Introduction to 'Baconiana,' London, Sir Philip Meadows, Junior, was M.P. for Tregony 1698-1700. Troro, 1702–1705.

1679, T. T. (i. e. Dr. Thomas Tenison), in com

Tregony, 1705–1708. Although he lived until 1757 he seems

ment on Bacon's words to King James “ I wish that not to have sought further Parliamentary bonours.

as I am the first so I may be the last of sacrifices in Sir Walter Mildmay, Elizabeth's Chancellor of your times," writes as follows (page 16):the Exchequer, was returned to at least two Parlia- “And when from private Appetite, it is resolv'd that monts before his election for Malden in 1553. He a Creature shall be sacrificed; it is easie to pick up sticks sat for Lostwithiel in 1545-47, and for Lowes in made a Fire to offer it with."

enough, from any Thicket whither it hath straied, to 1547–52. His son, Sir Anthony Mildmay, also sat

There could not be a more audacious example of in one Parliament, being M.P. for Wiltshire in

literary theft.

C. M. TENISON. 1584-85.


Hobart. AN ANACHRONISM.—Subjoined is a cutting from TRIPLETS ATTAINING THEIR MAJORITY.--The a second-hand bookseller's catalogue published this following cutting-taken from the Birmingham month : “ Aristotle on the American Constitution, Daily Post of Nov. 14, 1893, but mislaid until translated by Kenyon.”


now-seems remarkable enough to deserve pre

servation in ' N. & Q.':“IN APPLE-PIE ORDER."-As several of your

"Coming-of-age festivities of a remarkable kind were correspondents have lately referred to " an apple-celebrated at Whitnash, near Leamington, yesterday.

as one in disorder, it may, perhaps, be Twenty-one years ago the wife of a cattleman, the curious to note the opposite sense of the words mother of thirteen children in all, gave birth to triplets. when employed as above, i. e., I have made every; The medical authorities who have been consult

All three lived, and yesterday attained their majority. thing tidy; put everything into “apple-pie order." that a case of triplets reaching the age of twenty-one is

state R. B.

unprecedented in England." Upton.

R. HUDSON. MERKS, BISHOP OF CARLISLE. (See 4th S. vii. WISE WOMEN IN NORFOLK.'—Under this 85, 190.) –There is in my collection of pamphlets heading, in the Diss Express, March 23, there is a a speech of this bishop, alleged to have been made letter from a Mr. W. H. Berry, of Kenninghall, in defence of his fallen master, Richard II., in the sent to a Norwich contemporary, in which the first Parliament of Henry IV. It is a small quarto, following passage occurs :of four leaves, without pagination, and looks of “ About two years ago, on a calm Sabbath noon, a fire date about the middle of the seventeenth century. was seen smouldering in the midst of a cottage garden There is no subjective evidence of date of printing at South Lopham, and the fumes from the smoke are except what may be gathered from the title-page, the fact

was elicited that an old lady was engaged in

said to have been extremely disagreeable. On inquiry, which is as follows :

'burning a witch.' Two days afterwards I saw the old “A pious and learned Speech delivered in the Bigh dame and spoke to her about the event. She then told Court of Parliament, 1 H. 4, by Thomas Mercks then me that her neighbour bad bewitched her hens, and that Bishop of Carlile, wherein bee gravely and judiciously she had been told by a woman—she wouldn't give her declares his opinion concerning the Question, Wbat name-to burn one of the fowls on a Sunday at noon should be done with the deposed King Richard the and she would have no more trouble.” Second} London, printed for N. V, and J. B.”

F. O. BIRKBECK TERRY. It should be mentioned that above the imprint there is a device with the motto “ veritas viressit

THE IMITATION OF CHRIST.'— Mr. Percy vulnere in the legend, and with a representa

Fitzgerald, writing in the Month for May, quotes tion of the expulsion of Adam from Paradise (as the saying of Dr. Johnson that this work *" had I take it) on the field. I am very anxious to know been printed in one language or other as many the date when this pamphlet was printed.

times as there bave been months since it first came JAMES WILSON.

out” (p. 117). This, we are told, bas been exclaimed Dalston Vicarage, Carlisle.

against as wild exaggeration, but Mr. Fitzgerald

shows that Johnson understated the fact. There STERNE'S PLAGIARISMS : ‘BACONIANA.'--The fol- are, it seems, opwards of six thousand editions lowing instance of Sterne's unblushing "conveying" known to bibliographers. How many have perished

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