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and MR. BOUCHIER have lately, but in no detracting spirit, pointed out important omissions from Mrs. Cowden Clarke's Shakspeare Concordance of auxiliary words, such as "having" and "thus," when used substantively. With the like feeling, I copy from my note-book the following omissions:

1. “If,” As You Like It, Act v. sc. 4, 1. 106 :-"Your if is the only peacemaker."

And again in Richard III., Act iii. sc. 4, 1. 77:— "Talkst thou to me of ifs?"

2. "Shall," Coriolanus, Act iii. sc. 1, 1. 88:"Mark you

His absolute shall."

3. "But yet," Antony and Cleopatra, Act ii. sc. 5, 1. 52:

"But yet is as a jailor to bring forth

Some monstrous malefactor."

dough and seeds, not round, but elongated, after the fashion of a tea-cake when it sees its face

-"looking wofully long in a spoon." But wigs are not necessarily restricted to carraway attractions. Five and twenty years ago all Grantham juveniles knew "Mrs. B- the wig woman," who sold the most delicious pennyworths of indigestion I can now call to mind; and these were what we should in these days call plum buns. I remember her being excessively indignant with a servant of our family who called her, as I believe everybody else did, "the wig-woman." ST. SWITHIN.

This word is not so extinct as MR. BLENKINSOPP

supposes. In Hants, a small oval cake, with honey in the middle, is called a wigg. On St. Andrew's Day, at Leighton Buzzard, in Bedfordshire, small buns (something like Good Friday buns) are

4. "Why" and "wherefore,” Comedy of Errors, yearly made, and confectioners go round for Act ii. sc. 2, 1. 45:—

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'Every why hath a wherefore."

5. "Nay," "a woman's nay," Richard III., Act iii. sc. 7, 1. 51:—

"Play the maid's part, still answer nay, and take it."

Et seq. I heartily second MR. RULE's suggestion that the number of the line, or, as I would add, even the page or column, of a recognized edition of Shakspeare would make Mrs. Clarke's Concordance a still more "faithful guide."

Rockmount, Rainhill.

CHARLES ED. RAWLINS.

"Your ages, of what having," &c.

The line is 875.

orders, some days beforehand, for Tandry Wigs, or St. Andrew's buns. Unde derivatur "wig" with T. W. R.

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DRURY HOUSE (5th S. ii. 48, 75.) - Drewry House is mentioned by Stow (see Stow's Survey, I omitted to number the line of the second by W. J. Thoms, p. 113), and so called of Sir Drewe Drewrie, example of the word having:a worshipful owner thereof," and was of old time the town house of the Abbot of Ramsey. J. T. Smith has left a view of all that remained of the old house in 1796. I do not think there is any print of it at so early a date as Charles II. There is no evidence of it ever having belonged to Rupert. Cunningham says only that he lived there. I should have thought that the Committee for Sale of Sequestrated Lands would have sat rather at Drury House, Drury Lane. It appears to have been a grand house, and is mentioned by Strype as the seat of Lord Craven. The Olympic Theatre occupies the site.

As regards the numbering of lines being omitted in Mrs. Cowden Clarke's Concordance, the lady writes to me, and says :-

"I think you will cease to feel any regret when I tell you it was an omission advisedly made. No two editions of the plays can possibly have the lines numbered alike, and, as a proof of this, two editions, published by the same house, and superintended by the same editors, who advocate the system, have not their lines numbered alike. Now, the Concordance, being intended for adaptation to all editions of Shakspeare's Plays, properly gives no numbering of lines. We ourselves, having superintended various editions of Shakspeare, have ample experience of how worse than useless for reference is numbering the lines in his Plays."

FREDK. RULE.

"WIGGS" (5th S. i. 261, 474.)-If "wigs" be extinct in Durham and Northumberland, I wot of a shop at Grantham, in Lincolnshire, where, unless I greatly mistake, toothsome cates under that title are still to be had. If you ask for a tea-cake you will be served with the ordinary disc of currant bread, which, save in the presence of "N. & Q.," I should say is current everywhere; but express a wish for a wig, and you will get a confection of

Mayfair.

C. A. WARD.

A view of this house, taken in 1796, and some mention of the occupants, will be found in Brayley's Londiniana, London, 1829, vol. iv. p. 301.

W. E. B.

"PUT TO BUCK” (5th S. i. 228, 293; ii. 76.)—I have many times heard the word bucking used in Oxfordshire by old men. The expression "I have had a good bucking" meaning a good sweating. "Put to buck" I have never heard in Oxfordshire in the sense in which E. V. uses it. G. J. DEW.

Lower Heyford, Oxon.

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACHES" (5th S. ii. 68.) The pronunciation of aches as a dissyllable seems to have been retained to the close of the century In Young's Compleat English Scholar, Lond., 1687, we are told that

"Ch in words purely English have a peculiar sound with them both before and after vowells. Before a vowell in chance, cheap, chine, choke, churl: after a vowell in ach, reach, sich, roch, such: But in words of a Hebrew or Greek derivation ch sounds like k," &c.

C. ELLIOT BROWNE.

In Spenser's Shepherd's Calendar, the following lines commence "August" :

"Tell me, Perigot, what shall be the game,

Wherefore with mine thou dare thy music match?
Or be thy bagpipes run far out of frame?

Or hath the cramp thy joints benumb'd with ache?"
W. PENGELLY.

Torquay.

Miscellaneous.

NOTES ON BOOKS, &c.

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are enough to render the most amiable of experienced printers temporarily insane. There is no lover of Dickens the most mercenary peruse both volumes for less than so ardent as to willingly read a page through, nor would their weight in gold. Added to a microscopic chirography is erasure after erasure, such as, I am told, cannot be found in his earlier manuscripts, marking either greater care or less fluency of thought. Descriptions undergo most correction, and so deftly does Dickens cancel himself, that I defy the greatest expert to decipher what the author does not wish to have read. . . The erasures at the beginning of Podsnappery' are absolutely appalling. The entire first page looks as though it had been cut into as many pieces as there are lines, and then been carefully darned."

Miss Field gives several examples of how Dickens worked through his story and its difficulties to the end; and she summarizes the examples thus :

"Most interesting of all are the nine notes preceding the novel in each volume. Dickens takes the world into his confidence, opening the door of his workshop; and a curious, well-regulated shop it is. After thinking out his plot and characters, Dickens puts down on the righthand side of his page the chapters with dramatis persona, on the left he tells himself what he shall do, or asks himtively or negatively, either at the time or after."

THE MS. OF OUR MUTUAL FRIEND," BY CHARLES self questions about the doing, which he answers affirma

DICKENS.

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These matters are of interest to us all.

But

much interest also attaches itself to the story of
the original manuscript. We should much like to
In these
know if any other "original" exists.
days, when original letters are supplied according
to demand of the market, a somewhat fuller story
as to Mr. Child's manuscript (which we do not
mean to disparage) would be very acceptable.

The Architecture of the Cistercians. By Edmund Sharpe,
M.A., F.R.I.B.A. (Spon.)

In the August number of Scribner's Monthly (Warne & Co.), Miss Kate Field tells a curious story respecting the above-named MS. The first fact in this story is, that by a favourable review in the Times the sale of the book was greatly increased, and its success established ; for even genius," says Miss Field, "can be made or marred by the pointed criticism of clever quills." It is then stated that Dickens presented to the writer the MS. of the book which the latter is supposed to have "made" by his "clever quill" in "grateful acknowledgment" of that service. The writer of the IN a quarto form, beautifully illustrated, and printed in review in question does not seem to have appre-principles which guided the Cistercians in planning their a bold, clear type, Mr. Sharpe discusses and explains the ciated the MS. as highly as he did the merits of conventual buildings and in designing their churches. the story in it. Mr. Dallas, the critic, who is said This work is the substance of a lecture which Mr. to have received this valuable honorarium for the Sharpe delivered, four years ago, at the Royal Institute The views which he then laid services rendered to the author, parted from the of British Architects. treasure. "And now, with one of those strange general public, who, by the aid of the illustrations, will open to his professional brethren he now offers to the turns of Fortune's wheel, whereby everything, thoroughly comprehend the text, and, perhaps for the sooner or later, gets upside down, this manuscript first time, will have a clear idea of the grandeur of some crosses the Atlantic, to find a welcome home in of the material works of the once famous Cistercian the library of Mr. Child." This gentleman, well Order. Shortly before the Reformation the number of known and much esteemed in this country, resides dependencies possessed by the Abbot of Citeaux is stated to have been 3,200 ! in Philadelphia, and is proprietor of the The Philadelphia Ledger. Miss Field thus describes Dickens's way of employing his pen, ink, and paper :

"Almost always writing on thick blue note-paper and with blue ink, Dickens has been faithful to his rule in this manuscript. By unfolding his note-paper he has converted it into large-sized letter-paper, and by pasting this on still larger-sized and thicker white paper, he has made the two volumes as durable as possible. Towards the end of Volume First there is one bit of manuscript in black ink. All the rest is in blue ink, but not always of the best, and the fineness and closeness of the writing

History of the Christian Church, from the Apostolic Age
to the Reformation, A.D. 64-1517. By J. C. Robertson,
M.A., Canon of Canterbury. Vol. IV. (Murray.)
THIS new and revised edition of Canon Robertson's work
is now half-way towards completion. The period covered
in the present book is from the death of Charlemagne,
814, to the death of Anselm, 1109. Anselm's method of
proving the existence of God by a single argument (the
object of his Faith in Search of Understanding) is shown
in the prelate's words:-"God is that than which
nothing greater can be conceived; and he who well
understands this will understand that the Divine Being
exists in such a manner that His non-existence cannot

even be conceived." Gannilo, a freely inquiring monk of the time, objected to this, "that the conception of a thing does not imply its existence." Canon Robertson does not touch, or does not more than touch, on the knowledge Anselm is said to have had of the catastrophe by which Rufus was got rid of.

plainly.

MR. CHR. COOKE writes:-"The useful list of news

papers, 1824, published in "N. & Q.," No. 32, pp. 119, 120, reminds me that an accurate and carefully-catalogued index of all newspapers is required in the British Museum Library, showing distinctly what newspapers are now therein. The catalogues now used there are, as The to newspapers, incomplete and badly arranged. collection of these periodicals is valuable and extensive."

Notices to Correspondents. OUR CORRESPONDENTS will, we trust, excuse our suggesting to them, both for their sakes as well as our ownThat they should write clearly and distinctly—and on one side of the paper only-more especially proper names and words and phrases of which an explanation may be required. We cannot undertake to puzzle out what a CorTHE MURITHIAN SOCIETY.-This Swiss Botanic Asso-respondent does not think worth the trouble of writing ciation held their fourteenth annual assembly on the 29th of July ult., at Orsières, a small town between Martigny and the Great St. Bernard. Dr. Fauconnet, of Nyon, M.D., the President, presided at the business meeting, and was the chairman at the dinner. Numerous interesting papers were read. About a hundred members were present; fifty were at the dinner. The death of Dr. Husenbeth was mentioned, and a deep regret was expressed. The Association is in a healthy condition, though it has sustained some heavy losses by deaths. Many new members were admitted, and one honorary and corresponding member-Mr. William Gomersall, of Otterburn, in Craven. The third part of the Transactions was delivered to the members, and the fourth was said to be in preparation. It was resolved that a photograph of Murith, the "Linnæus of the Alps," should be taken from the oil painting at St. Bernard, for the use of the members and the public in general. One of Dr. Husenbeth's last acts was a transmission to St. Bernard of some very interesting letters on geology and botany that Murith addressed to him. It is much to be regretted that they were not given to the British Museum. I can speak on the value of these documents, as they were sent to me to hand over, and, being open, I perused them. One was a very elaborate account of the bursting of the Dranse glacier in 1818. Murith visited every part of the devastated scene, and described it most accurately and scientifically to his friend the "young priest," as he then called Dr. Husenbeth. I will endeavour to have the above important letters given to the world. A brief biography of Murith has been inserted in "N. & Q.," vide General Index.

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