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ever beautiful and ingenious such composi- which correspond to vers. 108-10, xph Tây ảyabwv compliment can be paid them in the eyes of tions may be, have no resemblance to the Ocarvalouévwv. Wouldanyone be able to guess that literary fishermen. Snatches of realities of chess, and in no way strengthen the metre was anapaestic ? To the writer of dimpled pool, bright beck and sighing sedge." the student for the practise of the game. two trochees followed by two dactyls and a and“ bay of otter-hounds ; ”

this notice the first lines seemed to represent blend with “the nightingale's sweet cadence" Some of the positions even in this book are long syllable, whereas the intended scansion is

“ While Maudlin, through the meadows within in fact problems, and not end games at all.

“Ne@ds müst | hò thăn vor | thỸ ănhập | pỹ măn hail, The last position in the book, No. 201 of the


Trips to the music of her milking pail," advanced end games, is an easy problem-to a rhythm which it is almost an impossibility to and pleasantly recalls the immortal pages of The mate in seven moves—and differs only from read into the English words. Take again the Compleat Angler. Indeed, each sonnet deals the fashionable problem of the day in being pathetic words given to the child Eumelos, 393 with topics dear to all devotees of the Waltonian natural in its character, and not difficult of and 99

cult. Here we

are introduced to Walton's solution. The position at p. 234 is of the

ιώ μου τύχας • μαία δή κάτω

books, “Quarles, Sibbes, quaint brotherhood;"

βέβακεν· ουκέτ' έστιν, ώ same calibre, and such positions are rather

here Lea-side and “Totnam Hill," haunts of chess curiosities than end games; they are

πάτερ, υφ' αλίω.

another studious soul, Charles Lamb, whose

προλιπούσα δ' εμόν examples of the power of position, through

fame is also very dear to Mr. Westwood; and,

βίον ώρφάνισεν τλάμων. . which the weaker force can sometimes obtain

yet again, Walton and Cotton's Fishery House

“Oh, cru[el] is my lot! Mammy now below's is celebrated. The author's heart, whether as an accidental victory. The real end game Descended and no longer is,

angler, poet, or lover of books, beats in perfect consists of a position where the method can Father, aneath the Sun.

sympathy with that of his Master. Future

She abandonin' all be analytically demonstrated by which the

My life, orphan am I! Poor dear !

ages of anglers will join our own in thanking slightly superior force can win. Positions 3, 5, and 6 of the queen against rook and been better conveyed than by "Oh! cruel is my the life and literary history of Walton. He Surely the dochmiac iú uou túxas might have tions into the minutest points connected with

him for his pleasantly written, acute investigapawn are perfect examples of studies of this lot” –e.g., “Alās! this mỹ lot,” or, “Alās has never commemorated the angling patriarch description; and the practical player who will cruel häp. And, granting that from a child thoroughly master these, those in both the

more gracefully than in these sonnets. An

Mammy” is natural, and closely reproduces introductory sonnet is fitly bestowed on Mr. classes of kings and pawns, and queen against uaia, might it not have been introduced more Satchell, his indefatigable coadjutor in all that pawns, will find an addition to his strength skilfully-e.g., " Mammy dear below's.”? Nor pertains to angling literature. The Epilogue not obtainable from ordinary practice, or any can the elision of g in abandonin, an artifice which in this season, when all anglers are beother form of book study.

much repeated, be safely recommended to future taking themselves to their craft, will at once go The book is got up by Mr. Wade with aspirants in this painful and little remunerative straight to their hearts, may fitly adorn our his usual excellence, and at

field of poetry. Thus much by way of objeca moderate

own pages. tion. Other passages are far more felicitous, and Edition of The Compleat Angler, published in

It is addressed to the First price places at the disposal of the student sometimes even pleasing. This is “H. B. L.'s” 1653 in St. Dunstan's Church Yard, a little a real treasury of learning in this most version of dyù sal dià mouras :

volume which is the Palladium of all bookimportant, and hitherto most neglected,

“ I've well search'd thro' the Mousai,

loving fishermen lucky enough to possess it:branch of chess. Certainly no chess club

Heights sublime have I soar'd to, and should be without it; and I can confidently Por’d o'er Logic on ample scrolls.

“What, not a little word for thee, O little tome, recommend its purchase to every amateur

Stronger aught than Anangke

Brown-jerkined, friendly-faced-of all my

books who wishes to become a scientific player, and

Ne'er I found ; nor an antidote
On those tables o' Threke

The one that wears the quaintest, kindliest to be able to maintain to the end of a contest

All inscrib'd by the songster

looks— the advantage secured sometimes by hours of Orpheus; oh, nor in herbs which A.

Seems most completely, cosily at home, hard play, and often thrown away from sheer sklepios issue gain'd fro'

Amongst its fellows. Ah! if thou couldst tell Phoibos, who pluck'd 'em al' which


story-how, in sixteen fifty three, ignorance of detail. Having performed the pleasing task of bear of the iambic portions a favourable specimen is

Solace a mortal ailing."

Good Master Marriott, standing at his door,

Saw anglers hurrying-fifty-nay, three score, ing my testimony to the great merit of Mr. the following:

To buy thee, ere noon pealed from Dunstan's Horwitz' labours, I regret to be obliged to

bell :“ From boughs of flow'ring myrtles stripping And how he stared and shook his sides with point out that the portion of the work that

bloom and leaves

glee. has not already appeared in the Chess Monthly To shrines and altars all in King Admetos' house One story, this, which fact or fiction weaves. is unfortunately marred by too many errors She went, festooning, crowning, off'ring ardent Meanwhile, adorn my shelf, beloved of allIn a necessarily cursory expray’rs

Old book ! with lavender between thy leaves, amination, I have noticed errors of type in

Without a tear, a sigh, or moan, nor did disease And twenty ballads round thee on the wall."

So close impending change her fair complexion's Mr. Westwood deserves a Horatian compliment two of the positions, and the solutions are bloom. often incorrectly printed. The experienced Then tow'rds her sleeping chamber bending eager Walton's renown shall be perpetual, of his great

as we bid him farewell for the present. If player will at once detect them, but they are steps, often the source of much trouble and annoyance

She there shed bitter tears, and thus in anguish

admirer it may be said

spoke. to young players; and it is a great pity they

“Illum aget penna metuente solri

Fama superstes." have been allowed to disfigure an otherwise And all Domestics wept within the house who admirable book.

Indian Lyrics. By W. Trego Webb. (Thacker.

Their Mistress dear bewailing; she her fair right author is acquainted with the mechanism of

This nicely got-up volume shows that the
Stretch'd out to each ; and none there were, gencies with much resolution and energy. His

the Muses' mill, and has encountered its exiCURRENT LITERATURE.

however low, Alcestig of Euripides, by H. B. L. (Bentley),

To whom she did not speak nor gain an answer lated for the meridian of Bengal than for that

subjects, however, are of a nature more calcuis one of those tours de force which, however

from." interesting as experiments, can never expect to Twelve Sonnets and an Epilogue. By T. of Greenwich, ranging from sonnets on Indian win more than a partial recognition, even in Westwood. (Satchell.). The anglers of the servants to rhymes of “the P. and 0." These Germany, where they have been executed most sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had a kindly not very interesting topics are treated with elaborately. In this translation into English custom of celebrating each other's prowess and sobriety, decorum, and for the most part-of the Alcestis, the Greek metres have been good qualities in complimentary dedications. correctness ; though we have observed one or reproduced line for line-not only the iambics, The poet-angler of the

nineteenth century who two such rhymes as “ marauder-order," "collar but the anapaestic and other lyrical rhythms; more than any other writer has caught the


A fair specimen of Mr. Webb's art and, as is inevitable, the language assumes too spirit of Walton, after the fashion in which Jo is the sonnet to the Taj Mahal at Agra, of often very strange contortions, and words or Davies prefixed a sonnet to J. D.'s Secrets of

which we give the first quatrain :forms are admitted which are well adapted for Angling, here dedicates thirteen sonnets to the " Thou miracle of marble! who can paint the purposes of scansion, but have no proper memory of I. Walton as a garland to be laid Thy glorious dome and goodly towers that rise place in a version which aims at a solemn or upon his grave on the bi-centenary of his

Against the clear blue of these clondless skies dignified effect. Take the lines ascribed by death, December 15, 1883. Many an admirer In snow-white splendour, pure without a taint?" “H. B. L.” to the “First Precentor

of Walton will gladly possess himself of these Another not ungraceful specimen will be found “ Needs must he than worthy unhappy Men all

characteristic verses. Their perusal evokes the at p. 110, the subject being the calamity that Grieve more who's been

same sense of tranquil contentment which is overwhelmed, in september 1880, a number of Paragon held-e'en from a youngster," gained from Walton's book, and no higher the visitors at the gay and picturesque sani

of the press.

tarium of Naini Tal. The concluding stanzas he is pleased to call the philosophy of whist has been entitled Manners and Speech (Griffith are pretty :

probabilities, is curious, and, to some extent, & Farran). It is possible that it may not sell " Earth whelmed them far from sun and summer- interesting. Philosophy is Dr. Pole's name for so well as the others; but none who buy it will hours,

elaborate arithmetical calculations; and, while it regret having done so. The grassy earth on which their feet had trod; is doubtful if practical play can ever be influenced Wake-Robin. By John Burroughs. (EdinAnd that fair slope their hands had decked with by such, there is interest in the fact that they burgh: David Douglas.) Mr. Burroughs, we flowers

support to a certain extent the principles and trust, is no longer in need of being introduced Now crushed them with its sod.

practice of modern play. Such calculations will to the English public. In his Winter Sunshine “No churchyard holds their dust; yet Time shall always amuse the lover of arithmetical problems, he won our good-will by his kindly appreciation, lay

and it is clear that Dr. Pole has devoted much not only of our birds, but also of our noble Upon that scarred hillside his smoothing hand; labour and attention upon them; and in these selves. This volume seems to have been written While round them, watching till the Judgment everything that is original in his present book some eighteen years ago, before he had ever Day,

is to be found. Perhaps the most interesting heard his first nightingale. Though it deals The silent mountains stand.”

calculation of this kind is on the value of skill. only with American birds, we can recommend In a word, Indian Lyrics is just such a volume It will be consoling to bad players to learn it as a delightful companion to those who may of unoriginal and unimportant elegance as is that this, when calculated on a tolerably ex. be starting at the present season for a few days often written without discredit, and published tended range of statistics, is made to come out in the country. They must be charmed with its without necessity.

at one-fifth of a point per rubber, an advantage literary form, and they may learn from it the Deutsche Liebe (German Love) : Fragments which a persistent holder of good cards can art of observation. But why does Mr. Burroughs from the Papers of an Alien. Collected by F. well afford to give to a less lucky antagonist. strive so studiously to make his titles meaningMax Müller. (Sonnenschein.) The title-page THE latest addition to the “Golden Treasury

» less ? of this little book states that in Germany it has series, which now numbers some thirty-six vol

MR. DOUGLAS has also sent us an edition of already passed through six editions. We

umes, is a Selection from Cowper's Letters, edited Thoreau's Walden, which we fear some luckless scarcely think that a like happy future awaits by the Rev. W. Benham (Macmillan). Cowper critics may be entrapped into noticing as a new it in England, though we believe this is not has not been fortunate in all who have joined book, for it bears no indication that it is not quite its first appearance among us. The truth their names with his in the last few years. such, either on title-page or in Preface. Peris , the story (if such it may be termed) appeals But Mr. Benham, as those who are acquainted haps they will be warned by the battered condito a vein of sentiment which is rather thin in with the “Globe” Cowper know well, not only tion of the plates, which look as if they might our countrymen and country women., Youth- has the poet's life and works at his fingers' have served for the original edition of 1854. No ful imaginations which have been fed upon a ends, but also is aware of what an editor should contrast could be inore striking with the work liberal diet of Charlotte Yonge and Florence do and should not do. He has here contented of Messrs. Constable, who have printed the great Montgomery will regard the recollections of himself with prefixing a brief Introduction, majority of the Edinburgh series of "American youth as wanting in interest

and truth, or, at which does little more than introduce us to Authors." Wake-Robin, noticed above, we infer any rate, un-English. Communism in the Cowpers correspondents, and with arranging from various indications to be of American play-room! With us it is to be feared that the letters in chronological order, and collating manufacture. selfishness pretty soon asserts itself there, and not a few of them with the original MSŠ. school-life does not check its development. We fancy that it will be a surprise to many to Older readers, again, not indisposed to consider find what a strain of gaiety—and even of fun

NOTES AND NEW S. the graver topics which occupy the later pages, is revealed in Cowper's nature towards some SEVERAL additions have been made to the list will complain that, with much that is valuable at least of his friends. We do not know any of those upon whom honorary degrees will and suggestive, there is a haziness about the recent volume of the series that should give i be conferred at the tercentenary of Edinburgh speculations unsuited to the age, for they throw more pleasure, and less cause for criticism, than University next week. Among the new names no new light either upon social difficulties or this.

are Mr. J. A. Froude, Lord O'Hagan, and Col. the mysteries of existence, and seem to preach

H. Yule. an acquiescence which savours of fatalism. The Beaconsfield Birthday Book. (Longmans.)

It is announced that Dr. Leitner has purThe title is as much a puzzle to us at the end Without committing ourselves to the approval as it was at the beginning. What is German of birthday books, we may allow that Lord chased the buildings and grounds of the former Love? It is not another name for Platonic Beaconsfield's epigrams, both those that he Royal Dramatic College near Woking, for the affection. It does not stand in the same rela- plentifully put into the mouths of his fictitious purpose of converting them into a sort of tion to ardent passion that German silver does characters and those that he used most sparingly Oriental Institute, towards which we believe to the genuine metal. Are we to find the in his own speeches, lend themselves exception that Dr. Leitner has already obtained promises

It is a interpretation of the term in the following ally to this kind of quotation. The portrait of considerable pecuniary support. words, which, coming as they do from the that forms the frontispiece is very inferior to the prominent feature of the scheme that Indian

students shall be lodged and boarded gratuiauthor's heart, give to the book a value which other wood-cuts illustrating Hughenden.

tously, in such a manner as to respect their we gratefully recognise ?

Alice's Wonderland Birthday Book. Compiled prejudices of religion or caste. At first, the "My native land has become strange to me, and by E. Stanley Leathes. Illustrated by J. P.M. proposed institute will be closely associated the land of the stranger has become my home. (Griffith & Farran.) It is possible that Alice in with the Punjab, in which province Dr. Leitner But her love has remained to me, and, as a tear | Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-glass happens to have been himself stationed. falls into the sea, so has my love to her fallen into contain, between them, 365 (or, more strictly, the living sea of humanity, penetrating and em

We hear that an edition of Prof. Sayce's bracing millions-millions of those strangers

“good things” which have duly amused

366) whom I have loved so well from my childhood.” us in their proper place. But these same

Herodotos, containing the essays without the things,” when extracted and arranged in a

text, is in contemplation-for issue in America The Philosophy of Whist Play,, By William calendar, exercise a very different effect. The certainly, and probably also in this country. Pole. (De La Rue.) This little treatise is illustrations, consisting of a frontispiece which MR. WILLIAM SHARP, author of the “Record divided into two parts, of which the first, has little if anything to do with the story, and and Study” of Rossetti, reviewed in the which is absolutely devoid of any pretensions a wood-cut for each month, are cleverly drawn ACADEMY of January 6, 1883, and of a volume to originality, repeats the principles of whist and fairly engraved. It is right to add that the of verse which attracted attention on its publiplay laid down by Clay and Cavendish, and typography

does great credit to Messrs. Turn- cation

some two years ago, is about to issue, claims for that system of play the title of bull & Spears, of Edinburgh.

with Mr. Elliot Stock, another volume of poems " Philosophical," as compared with the em

Schools and Colleges. By Capt. F. S. Dumaresa series of “Transcripts from Nature.” It is

to be entitled Earth's Voices, containing a second pirical practice of the game which it has superseded. There is nothing in this part which has de Carteret-Bisson. In 2 vols. (Simpkin,

dedicated to Mr. W. H. Pater, not been said before with equal Clearness; and Marshall, & Co.) The eighth issue of this com

MR. RICHARD JEFFERIES' new book is entitled the practical suggestions, while sound enough, prehensive undertaking is signalised by the are utterly unredeemed by that genuine humour addition of a second volume, which treats of The Life of the Fields.

THE next volume in the series of “ Philowhich raised the little Treatise on Whist by educational establishments for girls. To a great Pembridge to the region of high art. "Dr. Pole extent the field was untrod before; and, despite sophical Classics for English Readers ” will be repeats with solemn dignity the precepts of his not a few patent faults , of omission and com- Vico, by Prof. Robert Flint, of Edinburgh. predecessors in a way that is not likely to make mission, the author deserves thanks for compiling

MR. P. E. MATHESON, fellow of New College, them more impressive in the case of the care- what will doubtless, become a yet more valuable Oxford, has just completed a skeleton outline of less and ignorant; Pembridge, by a Hash of work as time goes on.

Roman history, mainly based on Fischer's wit, succeeds in stamping on the recollection of In a so-called "parchment” series which Römische Zeittafeln, which should prove useful his reader a principle, which ought to have began with Don't and You

Should, it is a pleasure to school-teachers and undergraduates, Messrs

: some result, even in the practice of fool, to receive a little volume of selections from Rivingtons are the publishers. The book will The second part of Dr. Polo's little book,

which Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his Son, which | be ready within the next fortnight.


The forthcoming part of Cassell's Greater number of copies sold now exceeding 65,000. It is stated that Mr. O'Donovan Rossa has London, to be published on April 25, will con

It has been decided to issue a second volume of written a novel, called Edward O'Donnell, which tain an historical and descriptive account of heroic literature as a companion to The Children will be published immediately by Messrs. Green, Claremont, the residence of the late Duke of of Lir, entitled Oidhe Cloinne Tuirend, or “The of New York. Albany, illustrated with original engravings. Fate of the Children of Tuireann," and a com

WHAT is called the “ American memorial" to In a letter to the Fifeshire Journal

, Principal mittee has been appointed to prepare ancheap Longfellow seems not to have realized the hopes Caird says that, although he has not yet seen the MSS. of his friend the late Dr. Service, he being made to get a professorship of Irish of its promoters. Up to February of this year

, thinks it highly probable that a selection from appointed at the Drumcondra training college. nearly two years after the poet's death, a little

over 11,000 dollars (£2,200) had been received them will ere long be given to the world.

THE International Colonial Exhibition held The entire scheme of laying out a park in front MR. J. F. P. MASSÉ, author of a Grammar of at Amsterdam last year has resulted in the of Longfellow's house, and erecting a statue to Colloquial French, will publish with Mr. Henry foundation of a Dutch Colonial Association him there, is estimated to require more than Frowde, at the end of the present month, a work (Nederlandsche Koloniale Vereeniging). Among fourfold this amount. entitled French Spare Moments in Junior and the subordinate aims of this association it is Senior Classes. It will comprise (1) a collec- intended to establish & permanent museum of at New York for the study of manners, enter

A PRE-ELIZABETHAN CLUB has been founded tion of 300 short passages for unseen translation colonial products, &c., at Amsterdam, and also a from French authors, progressively arranged; quarterly Review, of an international character, tainments, literature, and religion in England

It is composed of (2), 1,000 idiomatic expressions, with their which shall deal with colonial questions of all before the Renaissance. equivalents in French; (3), orthographic kinds, especially commerce, administration, and ladies and gentlemen who meet weekly at the changes, in accordance with the latest edition geography. The joint-editors of the Review house of some one of the members for the of the Dictionary of the French Academy.

will be Prof. Van der Lith, of Leiden, and Prof. reading of a paper or the discussion of a given C. M. Kan, of Amsterdam.

subject. Chaucer, Gower, Lydgate, Wiclif

, MESSRS. A. BROWN & Sons, of Hull, will

the miracle plays and mysteries, have already

“DIE HOCHZEIT DES Mönchs,” the story afforded subjects. publish at an early date Fifty Years' Recollections of Hubb; or, Half-a-Century of Public Life and Rundschau, is from the pen of the young

Zürich now in course of publication in the Deutsche

THE latest addition to Johns Hopkins UniverMinistry, by the Rev. James Sibree. It will novelist, Konrad Ferdinand Meyer. "He has sity, Baltimore, is an archaeological society, include a picture of Hull fifty years ago, the courage, or hardihood, to bring no less a

the formation of which is due, in some measure, notable events, public men, the cholera, the whale fisheries, and a chapter on Salem Church, man than Dante into the story.

to the recent visit of Dr. Charles Waldstein. where the author filled the pulpit fifty years.

THE death is announced at Lübeck, at the during the present term-by Mr. J. T. Clarke,

Three courses of lectures were to be given MESSRS. WILSON & M‘CORMICK, of Glasgow, is held to rank second to Heine among the lyric Mr. W. J. Stillman; and by Dr. A. Emerson,

age of sixty-eight, of Emmanuel Geibel, who who conducted the excavations at Assos ; by have in the press a new work showing the poets of Germany. His Gedichte, first published humorous, as well as the pathetic, traits of in 1840, has passed through nearly one hundred

on the German exploration of the site of Scottish life and character. The book will editions; and his Juniuslieder has been scarcely

Olympia. be illustrated. The same publishers will issue less popular. His dramatic poems gained only immediately a cheaper edition of Inchbracken, a succès d'estime.

An English translation, together with the

Greek text and notes, of the διδαχή των αποστόλων, by Mr. Robert Cleland, whose story, “The Piper of Cairndhu," appeared in a recent

Wę have received parts i. and ii. of an illus- recently discovered and published by Bishop number of Cornhill.

trated edition of Historia del Ampurdán, a study Bryennios, has already appeared in New York MESSRS. J. ANDREW & Co., of Ashton-under- district of Catalonia, by Don José Pella y Forgas,

of the civilisation of the extreme North-eastern at the low price of fifty cents (2s.). Lyne, are about to issue a monthly serial joint-author of Las Cortes Catalanas, Los Fueros Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Har

DR. EZRA ABBOT, Bussey Professor of New entitled Local Historical Notes. It will embrace de Cataluña, &c. the history, topography, biography, archae- graphs are given with each part; and the the American Committee of Revision, and in

One or two full-page photo- vard, died on March 21. He was a member of ology, &c., of the district. Attention will be wood-cuts of ornaments on vases, scenes, &c., pure textual criticism he has left no rival in bis paid to local poetry, and the publication will be are admirably done, somewhat in the American own country. Unfortunately, he wrote but illustrated. Mr. J. Andrew will be the editor.

style. The whole get-up does credit to the little, and is said to have left nothing in form In the next issue of the Yorkshire Illustrated Barcelona press. The work will be completed for publication. The one book by which he Monthly Mr. William Andrews will commence a

in seven parts, monthly or bi-monthly, the will be known hereafter is his work on The series of articles on the “Poets and Poetry of whole to cost 23 frs.

Authorship of the Fourth Gospel (1880), in which Yorkshire.” After publication in the magazine A CORRESPONDENT writes to us to complain he supports the ascription to St. John. the sketches will be reproduced in a volume of the difficulty he has experienced in making under the title of The Modern Yorkshire Minstrel.

THE New York Nation of March 27, while use of the key to the pronunciation of the THE Society of Antiquaries of Scotland have New English Dictionary. He suggests that, recording a number of slips in the new issuresolved upon a petition to Mr. Gladstone instead of being given on one page only, a

of The Statesman's Year Book, adds: “It is a ing for the restoration of the old hall of Edin condensed key might be printed at the foot of satisfaction to note that the absurd blunders burgh Castle, once the meeting-place of the each page, or perhaps across the foot of every formerly disfigured the book no longer apScottish Parliament, now used as a military

pear.” hospital. At a meeting of the clergy of the Rural

AMERICAN JOTTINGS. Deanery of Bury, Lancashire, held on April 3,

ORIGINAL VERSE. a paper was read by the Rev. W. J. Lowenberg As there has been some talk lately of a new on the historical and genealogical importance edition of Coleridge's complete works, to be

A WAKING DREAM.* of the remaining parish registers, and on the edited by one who has made the literature of dangers to which they are often exposed by the that period his special study, it may be as well WALKING, I met upon this winter road, present mode of their custody. During the to state that Messrs. Harpers, of New York, In light malign, obscurity of stars, discussion that ensued one of the clergy present announce such an edition as in preparation, in His shoulders bent beneath sin's weighty load.

My very self: his brows were seamed with scars, stated that, shortly after his appointment (in seven volumes, under the editorship of Prof. A lolling imp that weary pack bestrode, 1881) to the living he now holds, he learnt that Shedd.

Who glared and grinned behind close visor-bars: the registers of the parish had been sold as

Each week we hear from America of some He in his crooked hand held splintered spars, rubbish for a few shilings, and that

the pur- fresh édition de luce
of an English classic. The Waifs of wrecked hope, and plied them like

a goad

. chaser threatened to burn them unless he latest announcement is of Mrs. Browning's Tottering, bloodstained, over the slippery show, received £3, which was ultimately paid for their poems, in five volumes, uniform with the Keats recovery. A resolution was carried unanimously just published by Messrs. Dodd, Mead, & Co.

Crawling I knew not to what dreadful goal: in favour of the principle of the Bill introduced

While the shrill puck-eared fiend kept gibbering into the House of Commons by Mr. W. C. THE May number of Harper's will contain an low, Borlase, which provides for the safe custody of article on “Dr. Schliemann: his Life and

“Mine was the care to rouse you when you slept ! these important documents at the Public Record Work,” by Prof. Mahaffy, who is at the present

Dark loom the ways before us, slothful soul! Office. time Dr. Schliemann's guest at Tiryns.

* Mr. E. Lee Hamilton's sonnet in the ACADEXT, From the Report of the Society for the Pre-. Mr. C. G. LELAND is preparing for publica- March 15, has so curious a coincidence with one servation of the Irish Language for 1883, we tion a book on the folk-lore of the Penobscot which I once wrote that I send it as in some sense learn that the publications of the society con- Indians of Maine, among whom he has been an answer to the questions with which his closes. tinue to meet with a steady demand, the total | living for some time past.


two pages.



contribution to knowledge, but it is a mere cerfs gettent leurs bois ; mais, monseigneur, je ne APRIL SWEETNESS.

fragment of a history of the social life of our vous sauroie mander quants cors ont les cerfs, (From the French of Sully Prudhomme.)

people, and as a fragment loses much of the mais à la première lettre que je vous escriray, je

interest which it would have were it in its vous en menderay. Suppliant celluy qui a faict I DREAD Sweet April, dread the waking That comes to me with each new Spring; proper place. Mr. Cornelius Walford continues l'euvre vous donner très bonne et longue vie.

“Votre très humble et très obeissante fille, et O you, whose hearts like mine are aching,

his researches concerning fairs. This time he ris for you only that I sing. tells us of Fairlop Fair. The origin of many

mignonne, et femme, et niesce,

“JEHANNE DE NAVARRE. of the fairs is lost in antiquity, others were In chill December's foggy air,

“A Roy mon souverein seigneur et mary.” When short and gray the pallid light,

founded, or, as it would perhaps be safer to The burden seems less hard to bear, say, first legally recognised, by our Plantagenet

II. The heart less weak, though not more light.

sovereigns. Fairlop Fair is of quite modern It is extremely difficult to assign a date to the To nothing joyous then 'tis given

origin. It was instituted in the last century following letter from Jeanne to her son, because

by an amiable old gentleman of the name of the advice given is such as would hardly have To make all sadness seem twice sad ; Nothing above reveals a heaven,

Day. Among the reviews is an appreciative been addressed to a child ; and yet historical Nothing on earth that earth is glad. notice of the New English Dictionary.

facts seem to indicate that Henry was separated But soon as blue peeps forth again,

In the Deutsche Rundschau Dr. Brennecke from his mother only during his childhood. The frozen heart expands once more,

gives an appreciative account of the vast literary In 1566, when Jeanne succeeded in withAnd feels the old and weary pain

activity of Emile Littré. Dr. Jolly, in a de- drawing him from the French Court and taking In depths of woe, in grieving sore.

scription of a journey to India, shows that the him back to her own dominions, Henry was only That smiling gleam of heavenly sweetness, scholars of Germany are grateful to the English thirteen years old; and so fearful was she of his It tells of promise unfulfilled,

Government for its care of Sanskrit MSS., and again being drawn into the vortex of Court life Of earthly wishes' incompleteness,

for the facilities which it affords to research. that until 1572, when she went to Paris to And longings that can ne'er be stilled. An article on “Die Treue als Rechtspflicht,” negotiate his marriage with Margaret de Valois, The new-found bliss, the fresh repose

by Dr. Ehrenberg, investigates a question which she never seems to have allowed him to be Of Nature, in the joyous Spring,

is alien from the English mind. After a serious separated from her. In 1562 Henry, who was And e'en the scent of Spring's first rose, enquiry Dr. Ehrenberg concludes that the change then at St-Germain, was taken ill with smallRevive my sorrow's early sting. of historical circumstances leaves loyalty no pox.

Catherine de Medici, though refusing Old hopes awake and old heart-burnings, longer a legal, but only a moral, obligation on

Jeanne's urgent entreaty that he might be comcitizens. Confused and dim in troubled pain;

mitted to her care, allowed him, at her further Of what avail these bitter yearnings ?

request, to be transferred to the care of Rénée Alas! as then, they're now in vain.

Duchess of Ferrara. It is possible that the letter LETTERS OF JEANNE OF NAVARRE IN was written during Henry's recovery from this I dread sweet April, dread the waking That comes to me with each new Spring;

illness and before he resumed his place at the THE BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE.

French Court. O you, whose hearts like mine are aching,

100 Gower Street. 'Tis for you only that I sing. THE following letters, copied from the originals

Du Puy MS. 211, fol. 35, holograph. I. O. L. in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris, formed Mon Fils, part of a mass of materials for a Life of Jeanne

“Estant en payne de votre maladie, je vous MAGAZINES AND REVIEWS. of Navarre collected by the late Mrs. Young ay depeché ce porteur en poste, pour vous prier

Au The current number of Blackwood's Magazine before Miss Freer's work on the subject ap- chere que cellà me donne bonne esperance de

(author of The Life and Times

of Aonio Paleario) reste, madame me faict tant d'honneur et bonne has an article on “The State of Art in France" which is interesting and suggestive. It shows a

peared. Shortly before her death Mrs. Young votre contentement. Je vous prie reguarder a large knowledge of the subject; but the critical Green, who had helped her in researches hardiment, et mesmes aus lieus a ou vous seres

sent these papers to my mother, Mrs. Everett troys choses ; d'acommoder votre grasse de parller power of the writer has been somewhat warped in the Bibliothèque nationale. by his desire to point a political moral...

He through the Mss. lately, many of the letters votre arrivée l'opinion que l'on aura de vous sy

In looking appellé a part, car notes que vous imprimeres à finds in the disintegration of French political struck me as being interesting. Some of them après. Acoustumes vos cheveus à se relever, mays life an explanation of its tendency towards have already appeared in print, but the follow- non pas auprès de Neraca, qu'il y ait des pans. repulsive realism, and disregards other causes ing, so far as I have been able to ascertain,

“Je vous recommende la dernière comme celle which more obviously affect the artist. The have never been published, and I forward them que j'ay la plus en ma fantasie; c'est que vous continnous tradition of good workmanship in the French studios has created in France a

to you, thinking they may be of interest to your pourra donner pour vous debaucher, soit en votre

readers. GERTRUDE S. EVERETT GREEN. technical skill which has exhausted problems

vie, soit en votre religion, et vous establir oultre that still engage the attention of English

cellà une constance invinsible, car je say que c'est artists. Simple subjects and simple combina- The following undated letter from Jeanne to leur but. Ils ne le cellent pas. tions no longer interest the French painter. her uncle, Francis I. (with whom, from child

“Le Roy depechera bien tôst devers vous, pour

savoir de vos nouvelles. L'on ne peult croire He is engaged in daring experiments to extend hood, she was on the most familiar terms), apthe field of artistic expression, and we must pears to have been written from Plessis. The pense que vous estes de la grandeur de Monsieur

votre grandeur en ceste court. Quant à moy, je have a little patience with attempts which often castle of Plessis-les-Tours was the residence le duc, qui est d'un doit moins que la mesure qu'a result in crude failures. The connexion between assigned her by Francis in 1532; and here she aportée sainct Martin. J'escris le reste a Monrepublicanism in politics and realism in art is lived from the age of four to twelve years, under sieur de Beauvoir, qui vous le dira, qui sera cause not immediately apparent.

the care of Mdme. de Silly, Baillive de Caen, que je fineray, priant Dieu, mon fils, qu'il vous Macmillan's shows a return to questions of and Nicholas de Bourbon, her preceptor. She donne sa sainct grasse. Votre seur a une bien literary interest. Mr. Frederic Harrison writes quitted Plessis in 1540 for Châtellerault, where facheuse toux, et guarde encore le lit. Elle boit an article on “Historic London " which deserves the ceremony of her marriage with the Duke du lait d'ainesse, et appelle le petit asnon son general consideration, though we almost despair of Cleves was celebrated, after which she frère de lait. Voila ceque je vous puis mander,

De Nyarc, ce xxv. of saving Old London from the gulf of modern retired with her parents to Béarn and only

“Votre bonne mère et melleure amie, improvement and the monkey-like tricks of the revisited Plessis for a short time at Easter 1545,

“JEHAXNE. restorer.” Mr. Grant Allen pursues his plea- to make her final protest against this compulsory

"A mon fils." sant studies in the genealogy of plants in a marriage. If the “peace" alluded to was (as

III. paper on “British Buttercups.' The Warden seems probable) the ten years' truce between

In explanation of the following letter, it may of Merton, if he does not succeed in being very Francis I. and Charles V., signed June 15, 1538, interesting, yet shows a laudable sense of his the letter must have been written when Jeanné be mentioned that early in 1562 Montluc was position by investigating the “History of an was ten years of age. The fact that the original sent to Guienne by Catherine de Medici to supOxford College under James I. and Charles I.” is written on ruled lines seems to point to its press an outbreak between the Catholies and being a childish production.

Protestants. He remained for some years on Tue April number falls beneath the average

the borders of Jeanne's territories, a continual to which the Antiquary commonly reaches.

Bethune MS. 8671, fol. 87, holograph (on ruled thorn in her side, everywhere treating the There is not a single paper which is calculated

lines) :

Protestants with the utmost harshness and to attract more than very languid attention. “Monseigneur,

spreading ill reports about herself. So offensDr. Karl Blind's "Troy Found Again” is mais je me reconforte sur ce que je pensse que he had used against her that Catherine insisted

". Je suis bien marrye de quoy vous en allez, ive, indeed, were some of the expressions which interesting, but then we have been told the facts which he communicates so very often bien pour vous, et pour votre royaulme, que je vous allez-faire la paix, qui est pour ung si grand

on Montluc's writing an apology to Jeanne, that they have lost all the freshness they once supplie très humblement celluy

quy pault tout withdrawing what he had said. But whether bad. Mr. Gomme's paper on the Land faire, faict, et fera, qu'il vous ramaine en bonne this was due to Montmorency's influence does Rights of Municipal Corporations” is a useful santé, pour voir votre parcq en Plessis, ou vos

not appear:


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3 fr. 50 c.

Bethune MS. 8671, fol. 13, original.

Grammont, à ma requeste, de venir commender pagnoit la tendre jeunesse de ces petits Princes et “Mon Cousin,

en mon pays souverain de Beame, auquel il sera de leur mère grosse, et que je ne sache bon caur à "Il y a bien fort long temps que je me feusse fort bien obey, pour y estre par mon commande. qui ceste histoire ne face grand mal. De l'autre rendre à la court, sans les nouveauls

empèshements memt, qu’ansy nimeste mom subiet naturel et costé j'éstois advertye que l'on avoit depesché pour qui me surviennent tousiours, quant je suys sur le connu pour gentilhomme digne, et c'il plaisait à me venir ravir mon fils dentre mes mains. Apie poinct de partir, au moyen de Montlue, qui ne cesse de se forger touts les allarmes que peutz du costé du Roy, etodfelle, ils commandast en mes aultres assembler pour vivre ou mourir, comme le sang qui de mes terres, affin d'avoir occasion de se jetter pays, quy sont soubs l'obeissance du roy, je vous nous a attirés jusques icy nous y oblige. dedans mes maisons, comme a Neracq, le Montde- servi. Sy toutes mes raisons,

que je vous prie faict faire ce que j'ai faict et prendre les armes

. diray ce mot, que le roy en sera myeuls (mieux] “Voilà, Maclame, les trois occasions qui m'ont places.' Aynsi qu'il s'en est des couverten quelques peser bien, sont bonnes, serves en le roy, et le Ce n'est point contre le ciel, 'Madame, comme tost eslongnée de ce pays qu'il n'y face ung beau cousin, me continuer ceste bonne voulonté, et je dressé

, et moins contre nostre roy; nous ne sommes

, mesnaige; ce que, mon cousin, usant de vos ac- prieray Dieu vous donner ce que vous desire

par la grace de Dieu crimineux de lèse majesté, coustumez bons offices envers moy, je vous prye

“Votre bonne cousine et parfaite amie, divine ny humaine. Nous sommes fidèlles à nostre

" JEHANNE. faire bien entendre à la royne, de m'ayder, pour me

Dieu et à nostre roy, ce que je vous supplie très delivrer de touttes ces peynes ; ou que l'on envoye

“Ma cousine Madame la connestable trouvera humblement croire, et nous vouloir toujours assister quelque aultre en sa place, qui soyt ung petit plus icy mes afectionnées recommendations.

de vostre faveur, laquelle ce grand Dieu vous veille saige, et ayt moings de passion ; ou pour le moings

recongnoistre, vous augmentant ses sainctes graces,

"A mon cousin, Monsieur le Conestable, quelque chose qu'il escripve de deça, comme il est

Duc de Monmorensy."

avec conservasion de vos estats; et qu'il vous plaise, bon coustumies pour rendre mes terres en jallousye

Madame, recevoir icy les très humbles recommanda. que n'en soyt rien creu jusques ad ce qu'il en soyt


cions de la mère et des enffans qui desirervient infformé de plus asseurré part que la sienne, qui The following letter to Queen Elizabeth Et par ce, Madame, que le sieur du Chastellier,

infiniement avoir le moyen de vous faire service. sera tousiours pour de plus en plus m'accroistre les speaks for itself. Jeanne, with her two children, Lyeutenant-general en l'armée sur mer, s'en allant obligations d'amitié que jevous ay., Priant Dieu, joined the Prince of Condé and his family at là, aura tousiours affaire de vostre faveur, l'ayant mon cousin, apres m'estre de bien bon cueur recommandé a votre bonne grace, qu'il vous doint ce que to have lost no time in explaining to Elizabeth hardiesse de le vous recommander.

Rochelle, on September 28, 1568, and appears prié de presentér mes lettres, je prendray la bien desirez. “Escript à Pau, le xme jour de Feubrier, ce 1563. her motives for so doing.

“De la Rochelle, ce xv jour d'Octobre 1568. “ Votre bonne cousine et parfaite amie,

Brienne MS. 214, fol. 25, copy. “JEHANNE.

“Vostre très humble et obeisante saur, “Madame, "A mon cousin, Monsieur le duc de Montmo

“JANE. Outre le desir que j'ay en toute ma vie de me rency, pair et connestable de France.”

“A la Royne d'Angleterre."
continuer en vostre bonne grace, il se presente
aujourdhuy ung subject qui m'accuseroit grande.

ment, si par mes lettres je ne vous faisois entendre This letter (a portion of which appears, trans- l'occasion qui m'a menée icy, avec les deux enffans SELECTED FOREIGN BOOKS. lated, in Miss Freer's Life of Jeanne d'Albret) qu'il a plu à Dieu me prester; et de tant plus seroit would seem to have been written not long after ma faulte grande qu'il a mis, par sa grande bonté,

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Braunschweig : Meyer. 5 M. Bethune MS. 8671, fol. 25, holograph. ma part, Madame, pour mon particullier, m'asseurant MERLO, 'J. J. Anton Woensam v. Worms, Maler u. "Mon Cousin,

que du general vous en scavez assez, je vous sup- Xylograph zu Köln. Sein Leben u. seine Werke. “Oultre l'amitié que je m'estoys tousiours plieray tres humblement croire que trois choses SCHURE, É. La Légende de l'Alsace. Paris : Charassuré que vous me porties, la Chasse-tierre m'en la moindre desquelles estoit assez suffizante) m'ont pentier. 3 fr. 50 C. a aporté telle confirmasion que je ne veus faillir faict partir de mes royaumes et pais souverains. SEAILLES, G. Essai sur le Génie dans l'Art. Paris: vous en remersier bien fort, et assurer que je la “La première la cause de la religion, qui estoit

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: . resolu avecq extreme desir d'y aller, et envoyé se nommé entre les fidelles, si pour m'opposer à telle

sa Correspondance. Paris : Plon. 3 tr, 60 с.. porteur pour entendre quel chemain elle prand, erreur et horreur, je n'eusse apporté tous les moyens CAHUN, L. La Relation du Congo, traduite sur pour asurer le mien, et le lieu ou elle aura agreable que Dieu m'a donnés à ceste cause, et mon fils et

l'Edition latine, faites par les Frères de Bry, ea

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Darstellg. seines Lebens u.

Wirkens. Halle: Strien. mains de quelq'un qui les gouverne, et entretienne faveur de ce grand Dieu des armes, de n'espargner

8 M. en paix, et en mon obeissanse, je suplie tres sang, vie, ny biens, pour cet effect.

GESCHICHTSQUELLEN der Prov. Sachsen. 8. Bd. 2. Thl. humblement sa majesté commander a Monsieur " Le seconde chose, Madame, que la première Acten der Erfurter Universität. Bearb. v.J.O. H. de Gramont de me venir trouver, ansy que je tire après soy, est le service de nostre Roy, voyant LUTHIER: Vie et son Cuvre. ©Vol. Paris : Robert. seray bien aise d'y en metre upg, qu'elle ait agre. que la ruyne de l'esglise est la siene, et de ce able, pour eviter les calomnies à quoy j'ay esté royaume, duquel nous sommes si estroictement MAYER, E. Die Kirchen-Hoheitsrechte d. Königs T. sujette, et au plus quand tort du monde. Je me obligés de conserver l'estat et grandeur, et d'autant Bayern. München: Rieger. 7 M. suis aviscé d'une aultre chose ; ansy, sy vous le que mons fils et moy avons cest honneur d'en êstre SCHUBERT, H. V. Die Unterwertung der Alamannen

die Franken. Kritische Untersuchung. trouviez bon, il me semble bien estre du grand des plus proches. Voilà, Madame, ce qui nous a Strassburg: Trübner. 6 M. servise du roy et peult estre plus que l'on ne fait haster de vous venir opposer à ceulx qui, abusans SZYMANOWSKI, O. K. Beiträge zur Geschichte d. Adels cuide ; c'est que j'ai des pays en ceste Guienne de la grande bonté de nostre roy, le font luy mesme

in Polen. Zürich: Schulthess. 3 M. 60 Pl. que je tiens soubs l'obeissance de mon roy, comme estre auteur de sa perte, le rendant, encores qu'il

PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY. Foix, Albret, Armaignac, Bigorre, et aultres, au- soit le plus veritable Prince du monde, falseur de quels, par la malise d’aulcuns, nonobstant tout ses promesses, par les inventions qu'ils ont trouvées Bapst, G. Les Métaux dans l'Antiquité et au Moyenordre que j'y eusse seu metre, les troubles ont esté de faire rompre l'edit de pacification. Lequel, BRUSINA, 8. Die Neritodonta Dalmatieos u. Slavoniens grands, et les derniers estaints, et les plus aises a comme demurant en son entier, entretenoit la paix nebst allerlei malakolog. Bemerkungen. Agram : ralumer; toustefois maintenant, par mon industrie entre le roy et ses subjects fidèlles, est rompu FROHSCHAMAER, J. Die Philosophie als Idealwissenet soing, pasifiés et bien remis. Or, mon cousin, comme la mesme fidelité desdicts subiects, comme

schaft u. System. München: Ackermann. 2 M. la chose que plus je desire en ce monde c'est que, à une guerre trop pitoyable, et tant forcée qu'il n'y GRASSMANN, R. Die Menschenlehre od. die Anthropcomme je veus, par très humble obeissanse et a nul de nous qui n'y ayt tiré par violance. fidelle servitude, monstrer le chemain aux aultres "La tierce chose, Madame, nous est particulière STANELLI, R. Die Zukunfts-Philosophie d. Paracelsus subiets de sa majesté, qu'ansy je veus que mes a mon fils et à moy, qui a esté que,-voyant les Naturwissenschaften. Wien: Gerold's Sohn. 3 M. pays soyent ceus auquels ses ædicts seront les plus ennemis de Dieu et antiens de nostre maison, avec observés et honorés, ce que je crains merveilleuse une effrontée et tant pernicieuse malice, avoir

PHILOLOGY. ment, moy eloignée, ne se fera comme je le delibré, joignant la hayne qu'ils portent à la cause FRIGELL, A. Prolegomena in T. Livii librum XXII. demande ; l'occasion vous la pouvez juger, car ce generalle avec celle dont 'ils ont tant monstré Gotha: Perthes. 1 M. 20 Pt. brouillen ennemi de toute paix ne cessera jamais aéffects comme nous ruyner entièrement nostre Gauden

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Dresden: v. Zahn. 1 M. 35 Pf. qu'il n'y ait barbuillé quelque chose, et pour dire race-voyant arriver Monsieur le prince de Condé, HILDEBRANDT, F. De Hecyrae Terentianae origine, c'est au pays de la roine de Navarre,' comme, mon frère, qui, pour esviter l'entreprinse qu'on avoit Jena : Pohle. 1 M. sans l'ordre que j'y ay donnée, il l'euet desjà faist faicte contre luy, fut contrainct plustôrt que LAGARDE, : de Persische Studien. Göttingen : Mays mon absense c'est ma crainte. Je me suis reprendre les armes, venir chercher lleu de seurété ; LUNDISERT, E. Diatriba in Pindari dogum de Adrsati avisée que la royne permetant à Monsieur de je vous dis, Madame, avec telle pitye qui accom. regno Sicyonio, Bonn i Cohen, iM.

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