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POOR-JOHN (cl. 442). Your correspon-
The name is also found in Sir J. Har-
It is said to have been applied to hake-
J. H. LESLIE.
SKIPPING: "LA GRANDE CORDE" (cl.
used it a few times last winter.
A. D. T.
A. L. Cox.
JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT.
Revue de Hollande for July, August and
France (1898) and in Petit de Julleville
(cl. 443). The lines
To look at his snug little farm of the World,
And backward and forward he swish'd his
As a gentleman swishes a cane.
How then was the Devil drest?
At one time there was some controversy as
Advertisement in the Oxford Southey (Fitz-
It is said to be a joint composition of
The lines quoted (not quite correctly) are
G. KENNETH Strugnell.
His host gave him the subject, and this
The Life and Works of Edward Coote Pinkney.
Causland, who became his wife; and we find
Edward Coote Pinkney's life was a brief one,
how he came to be so the material at com-
MR. ALLEN FRENCH, of Concord, Mass., U.S.A.,
At cl. 445, col. 1, signature of article on
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THE Egyptian Ministry of Pious Foundations some time ago stirred all the world interested in architecture by starting a competition, open to architects of all nationalities, for designs to reconstruct the mosque of 'Amru at Cairo. This great national monument has remained neglected for close on a hundred years, and no one can wonder if the Government considers it is now time to do something about it. But reconstruction is an enterprise which has often had disastrous results, and a memorial was addressed to the Minister last February signed by the Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of London; the President of the Royal Academy; the Chairman of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects; the Chairman of the Ancient Monument Society; the President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; and the Secretary of the Congress of Archeological Societies-all persons who know full well what chances of devastation are involved in re-building-setting out something of their experience and begging the Government "to review its decision to permit the reconstruction of the Mosque." The Minister of Pious Foundations, replying in April, said that the competition was now too far advanced to be withdrawn, seeing that more than 500 competitors had entered for it, but promised to take into serious consideration the views set forth in the letters, and to examine the designs sent in in the light of them. As The Times remarks (July 5) it is clear the
Government is too deeply committed to forgo its main intention.
THE Times for July 6 prints a telegram of the previous day from Sir Arthur Evans in Candia. Sir Arthur says that after a search of twenty-five years the early tombs have now come to light about 500ft. up, on rocky heights beyond the stream east of the palace. They are of the chamber form with short entrance and passages, predecessors of those later found on the mainland of Greece. All those as yet opened had been re-used; but all contained part of the original relics. They are clearly part of an extensive cemetery. Further, Sir Arthur reports that a colossal work has begun to come out about 100ft. above the stream, with a wall, in one place nearly four yards thick, running into the hillside and turning north, faced with massive blocks. It dates from the foundation of the Palace about 2000 B.C. On July 5, it may be noted Candia was visited by yet another earthquake, which fortunatey did no damage.
AN interesting discovery is reported from Professor Olaf Opsjon (v. The Times, July Spokane in the State of Washington. 7) has made out that an inscription which has long been known on a lava boulder near that place is in Norse runic and records the adventure of certain Vikings in the year 1010 A.D. inscription, the party consisted of twentyHe says that according to the four men, seven women and a baby; that they to camp by a spring; that Indians came up were following an old trail and had stopped and attacked them; that they put the women and the baby on the top of the rock, and fought round its base; that the woman with and the other six were taken; that twelve the baby was hurled down from the rock, men were killed, and the rest escaped. Of these six came back to the rock later on, buried the dead (whose mound is still visible) and cut the runes. These are said not to have been fully translated as yet and to contain reference to an earlier expedition of the Norsemen. If all this is substantiated Professor Opsjon is to be congratulated on an important find.
MR. D. B. F. Campbell, a correspondent of Scottish Notes and Queries sends, in answed to a query, the legend of the Lee Penny." This is an heirloom of the Lockharts of Lee House, Lanarkshire, and was used as a charm against disease when plague broke out in Scotland in the seventeenth cen