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Edward Parsons Day. (Sampson Low.) The dred years ago. Apart from the controversy and containing prose and verse in large type, author is an American, who has devoted his about the lost charter," of which he takes a and with prodigious margins. The publicalife to the production of the work before us.

different view from Sir Alexander, Mr. Harri- tion appears to be edited by Mr. Arthur H. According to the statistics supplied in the son certainly makes good the claim of the en- Mackmurdo, and that gentleman's name is Preface, it contains “nearly forty thousand lightened civic authorities of Edinburgh, whose almost the only one that appears in its pages. quotations from over eight thousand authors “director" in things both spiritual and secular It appears at least ten times. on more than two thousand subjects." We was Knox, to be considered the founders of would be that the prose is nearly all by one cannot honestly continue the quotation, and the university. He gives an interesting hand, and the verse by another hand. The say that it ought to find a place on the table account of the rise of the medical school of editor tells us that he purposely avoids loud of every scholar, anthor, journalist, statesman, Edinburgh, and very agreeable pictures in the trumpet-blast of great names;

moreover, he and divine, and in every library in the United Robert Chambers vein of the city in the days thinks it is due to his poet to hold back his States and the British empire.” We must of Carstares and Robertson.

name until “his whole self has sought and content ourselves with commending the ex- THE Edinburgh tercentenary has also given found expression.” That the verse is destitute ternals of the volume, it is well printed

and occasion

to two other publications--a reprint of form, save in a few instances of the Shakwell bound; the steel engravings are better of an historical sketch of the university, origin- sperean sonnet, is the least of its faults. It is than the wood-cuts. The entire work, and in ally published by the late Principal Lee in 1840 destitute of brains, whatever". great name especial the Biographical Index, shows an ex: (Edinburgh:

David Douglas); and Viri Ilustres may lie judiciously hidden in its anonymity. traordinary amount of industry which would Edinburgh: Pentland), which is a collection We suppose that it affects to deal, through tħe have been more profitably devoted to a higher of short biographical notices of men connected channel of human passion, with great psychoobject.

with the university. The printing and general logical problems. It does not touch them. It The Tribes on my Frontier : an Indian appearance of both little volumes deserve is surely time that this sort of literary nakedness

should be called by its proper name. Naturalist's Foreign Policy. By EHA. With commendation.

A longIllustrations by F. C. Macrae. Second Edition.

suffering public could hardly tolerate another

Trafalgar: a Tale. By B. Perez Galdós. instalment of such nonsense. (Thacker.) Having somehow missed this book From the Spanish, by Clara Bell. (Trübner.) on its first appearance, we must not let the Señor Perez Galdós is the Erckmann-Chatrian Merchant of Venice into Modern Greek - O‘Europos

MR. BIKÉLAS' promised translation of The present opportunity pass. We know not what of Spain, and this is the first novel in the long rîs Beverías—has now been published at Athens name is concealed beneath the initials on the series of the “ title-page (if initials they be), but the author of this kind we do not look for the highest which the translator has already made by his

Episodios Nacionales." In works

(Koromelas), and fully sustains the reputation has no reason to be ashamed of his work. In polish of art; the rapid movement of external versions of Shakspere's principal tragedies. Ho the matter of subject Mr. Phil Robinson has event which fills the crowded canvas hardly tells us in his Preface that he hesitated long been his model

, though we do not mean to leaves space for subtle analysis of character or before attempting one of the comedies, because imply that he is guilty of any imitation. His for philosophical reflection; only the salient he was strongly impressed with the difficulty style reminds us rather of that most brilliant of traits of each personage can be marked out, and which one people finds in appreciating the modern Anglo-Indians, the lamented Aberigh these must often be exaggerated. It is sufficient humour of another. That this difficulty exists Mackay. It has the brevity which is the soul if the verisimilitude be such as we meet with in is unquestionable ; in order to see it, we have of wit, and a delicacy of allusion which charms the better cartoons of Punch, where the subtoe literary critic. The illustrations are not stantial likeness is preserved under all varieties only to compare the satirical newspapers

of the unworthy of the text. If Mr. Macrae fails in of dress and distortion. Battles and political and to observe how widely different is their Anglo-Indian artists have failed before him), of the strategist or of the statesman; the im- estimate of what is amusing. Indeed, we are he has certainly succeeded in catching the

pression sought to be created is rather that disposed to regard it as one of the strongest quaintness of obscure animal life upon which given by the most

able of the war correspond- proofs of the fitness of the author of John To ents of the present day. Judged thus, although

et son Ile to be a critic of English life and churadded-chiefly tail-pieces; but these are not Galdós may fairly claim success. some six or eight fresh pictures have been hardly equal to his French prototypes, Perez acter, that he is able fully to appreciate Punch. all by Mr. Macrae. It is right to state that cannot be deemed one of his highest works –

But, notwithstanding this difficulty, there are If Trafalgar

excellent translations of Pickwick both in French the book owes a good deal (unlike most Anglo- indeed, no one of the "Episodios” equals the and German; and in all humour which has a Indian books) to the handsome manner in best of his other novels, it is peculiarly

inter- typical character, and is not simply burlesque which it has been produced.

To his other exceptional gifts Prof. Sayce dignity; there is nothing in it of the bitterness to everyone. Of Shakspere’s comedies this is adds the rare faculty of popular exposition of of wounded vanity, like the everlasting French especially true; and, besides this, they are to facts and theories remote from popular know- cry of “perfide Albion.” Full justice is done to

so great an extent melodramas that the comic ledge. Hence his little book entitled Fresh the skill and courage of Nelson, and to the portion forms only one element in them, though

The real test of the Light from the Ancient Monuments (Religious humanity of the victors; while English readers a very important one. Tract Society), will be welcome to all those may learn, perhaps for the first time, what the translator's success in this instance will be the intelligent readers of the Old Testament who, intrepidity of Spanish admirals was who, reception which the play meets with from an having themselves neither time nor talent for fighting under a leader whom they distrusted, Athenian audience when it is put upon the original research, are anxious to learn what are in a cause really alien to their hearts, went to stage. So far as a reader can judge, Mr. Bikélas

seems to have triumphed over his difficulties; the principal results of modern discovery and the combat with ships unprepared and crews decipherment in the broad field of Oriental untrained, and died nobly for their country's about running away from his master, and the

for instance, the soliloquy of Launcelot Gobbo archaeology. Mr. Sayce's work will be the honour. A false note, in which the design of a more appreciated by this class of students future steam and ironclad navy is put into the colloquy between him and his father which inasmuch as it is, so far as we know, the only mouth of a braggart and a liar, somewhat mars dered." The more impressive parts of the play,

follows, appear to us to be excellently renone of its kind accessible to English readers. the conclusion, but the other characters, though That it has been well done we need hardly say. hastily sketched, are good conventional types of such as the trial scene, are very effectively

given; and, in the notes which are appended Qure Tounis Colledge. By John Harrison. the Spaniards of their day.

at the end of the volume, Mr. Bikélas shows (Blackwood.) Mr. Harrison has done well to The Century Guild Hobby Horse. (Orpington: himself to be familiar with the latest Shakrepublish in the form of a little volume the G. Allen.) There may reasonably be some dif

sperian criticism. sketches of the foundation and early history of ference of opinion as to Mr. Ruskin's recent the University of Edinburgh which he conti

MESSRS. ROUTLEDGE have issued new and utterances. But it has always been possible to buted to the Scotsman newspaper on the occa gather an idea of what he would be about. pretty editions of Miss Betham-Edwards' Snow sion of the tercentenary celebration. They There is no imaginable method, however, in Flakes and Little Bird Red, which were originare much better written, much more clearly, he madness of some of his later followers. ally published by Messrs. Sampson Low in 1860 the result of painstaking investigation, and he affectation of these

and 1862.

persons much less "sketchy,” than papers of the kind to be only commensurate with their ignorusually are. Besides, Mr. Harrison has ob- ance and their conceit with their incapacity.

NOTES AND NEWS. viously had a special object in writing them. The most extraordinary exhibition of all four If he did not, in the first instance, intend them qualities that has yet come to our know. MR. BROWNING is being painted by his son, to be a direct counterblast to Sir Alexander ledge appears in the first page of the periodical in all the glory of his scarlet Oxford doctorial Grant's portly Story of Edinburgh University, bearing the above title. We despair of con- gown, for Balliol College, of which he is an Honohis purpose was to indicate more clearly than veying the faintest idea of the contents of this rary Fellow. He sits in one of the old carved Sir Alexander has done the part played by strange publication. It is a large quarto Italian chairs which we know in the engraving the citizens of Edinburgh during the early of about a hundred pages, adorned with of his wife's drawing-room at Florence; and history of their “Toynis colledge" three hun illustrations conceived in imitation of Blake, on the wall is represented a piece of tapestry,

seems

bearing the arms of the Medici, which now published immediately by Messrs. Kegan Paul, Why, here is a sofa, come in and repose ! hangs in the poet's drawing-room. The Trench, & Co. Regarding the United States and wine-casks and goblets and many a rose, picture is half-length, of life-size.

as a great alembic into which the emigrant and music in plenty, and plenty of fun, THE Rev. W. A. Harrison, of the New vessels of Europe are constantly pouring a And a reed-woven trellis to keep out the sun.

There's a piper that pipes like the shepherds of eld Shakspere Society's committee, has removed vast quantity of unknown, doubtful, and even

raw material of the Neath the prettiest grotto you ever beheld. one difficulty out of the way of William explosive matter—the Herbert being the “W. H.” of Shakspere's American race that is yet to be-the author Then there's plenty of wine-newly bottled, 'tis Sonnets. This was, that Sbakspere would gives his readers a glance at the alchemist's But seasoned before it was bottled – for you. hardly have so strenuously urged a young home and labours.

And here is a brook which runs merrily by, fellow of eighteen to marry at once. At the MESSRS. LONGMAN'S announcements include and sings the carousers a sweet lullaby; society's meeting last Friday night, Mr. My Friends and I, by Mr. Julian Sturgis; In Here posies of violets, purple and white, Furnivall suggested that search for like in the Tennessee Mountains, by Mr: C. E. Cradock; And lilies, too, culled by the nymph of the stream, stances of young noblemen's early marriages and Stray Shots, being a collection of essays and And piled up in baskets, deliciously gleam; would show the prevalence of the custom. On papers by Sir Edward Sullivan.

And cheeses on reed-racks, so crisp and so dry, Saturday, Mr. Harrison found in the Calendar

MR. BROWNING has accepted in very And waxen-hued plums that will gladden your of State Papers that when William Herbert was Aattering terms the dedication of Miss Ethel eye, only seventeen his parents had negotiated a Harraden's setting of his lines in “Paracelsus,” And chestnuts and apples so sweet and so red, marriage for him with Bridget de Vere, of the book 1, "I go to prove my soul,” &c. Her The choicest of wine and the choicest of bread; Cecil family; and that Herbert's mother, the music to his poem *Wilt thou change too ?” The goddess of plenty, the patron of joy, Countess of Pembroke, Sir Philip. Sidney's from “ James Lee's Wife," is already engraved, And the charms of the Love-god, the amorous boy, sister, was specially anxious for the match. and is dedicated to Mr. Furnivall. “The

Here bright grapes contrast with the mulberries Moreover, the confidential agent and servant of Lost Leader” Miss Harraden is setting for And cucumbers green hang attached to a rush.

blush, the Earl of Pembroke in the matter was Arthur four male voices; and she intends to follow it Our guardian's statue, a scythe in his hands-, Massinger, the father of Philip Massinger the dramatist; and thus a link between the up with music for My Star,” and the But nothing to scare the most timorous="stands. Massingers and Shakspere is probably supplied,

beautifully tender“ A Woman's Last Word.” My fat priest, * come hither! your donkey is blown, for that in 1598 Shakspere knew the Countess fetched recently under the hammer the total The restless cicala sings shrill in the heater

THE united Beckford and Hamilton libraries Pray rest him! I feel for a donkey, I own. of Pembroke no reader of the Sonnets can doubt who remembers the lines

sum of £86,444, of

which Mr.

Bernard Quaritch Be wise, enter in, and quaff wine at your ease, alone was responsible for £44,105. Of this From wine-cups of crystal or glass, as you please

. “Thou art thy mothers glasse ; and she in thee latter amount, again, about one-half repre- Come! weary one, lay your tired frame 'neath the Calls backe the louely Aprill of her prime.” sented Mr. Quaritch's commissions on account

vine, PROF. MAYOR, of St. John's College, Cam- of customers; the other half was added to his and set on your head yonder garland divine. bridge, will be obliged by the communication stock, and is now offered by him in a "rough There are kisses to gather for those who are bold; of any reminiscences of the late Dr. Todhunter, catalogue” with prices affixed.

A plague on the frowns that disfigure the old ! or of any letters written by him.

A CORRESPONDENT writes from Melbourne :

What! keep fragrant garlands 'mid ashes to

bloom? DR. A. NEUBAUER, sub-librarian of the Bod- “ It seems curious to read of a Latin play being What! yon tender flowers to be culled by the leian, was on Wednesday formally appointed acted in Australia. At Trinity College, the tomb ? Reader in Rabbinical Hebrew at Oxford. Church of England college belonging to the Nay-live we to-day-bring the wine, bring the MESSRS. CASSELL & Co. are about to publish acting the Rudens” of Plautus under the title of Death twitches our ear and will come in a trice."

Melbourne University, the students have been dice, a memoir of the late Dr. Humphry Sandwith, "The Shipwreck.' All the spectators, including, C.k., compiled by his nephew, Mr. T. Humphry on one

H. A. STRONG. ening, three bishops, were of opinion Ward. Dr. Sandwith left a full autobiography, that the success was decided. The play is not one

* Reading Calybita. detailing his adventures in the East and his much read in England, and there is no edition of life at home with great minuteness ; and upon it with English notes. It is said to be nearly a this Mr. Ward's one-volume book will be century since it was acted at Westminster, but a

OBITUARY. based. very clever fishermen's chorus written on that

THE COMTE D'HAUSSONVILLE. MR. CHARLES MARVIN's new work, The Integer vitae' was sung as the opening hymn in Bernard de Cleron, Comte d'Haussonville

, the occasion was used with great effect in Melbourne. The death is announced of Joseph-OtheninRegion of the Eternal Fire, descriptive of his the Teinple of Venus—an

anachronism not worse historian, at the age of seventy-five. He was recent journey to the Caspian region a short than some in Shakspere. The old man, Daemones, time ago, will be issued by Messrs. W. H. acted by Mr. Lewen, was considered the best part the representative of one of the oldest and Allen & Co. in a few days. Besides giving an by local critics, but the Aryus added, Where wealthiest families of Lorraine ; and his father, exhaustive account of the petroleum industry all acted well, it is difficult to decide who should after being a chamberlain to Napoleon, had of Baku, the book discusses the Russian position bear the palm. Mr. ]). Mackinnon, of New died a peer of France. He himself had been in the Caucasus, the development of Russian College,

Oxford, an alumnus of Trinity before his intended for diplomacy, and filled various trade and political influence in the Caspian Oxford days, made a very comic Gripus. In the minor posts previous to the fall of Louisregion, and the results of the annexation of matter of pronunciation Melbourne Latin groans Philippe. But he would not bend the knee to Mery and Sarakhs. It will be copiously quite uniform or consistent. The whole credit of Napoleon I. ; and his sturdy opposition to the

under a mixed system, and the actors were not Napoleon III. as his father had done to illustrated with twenty maps and sketches of coaching the performance belongs to the Warden, the Caspian region, including maps of Sarakhs. Mr. Alex. Leeper, of Trinity College, Dublin, and Second Empire made it impossible for him to Just now Mr. Marvin's works are attracting St. John's, Oxford, whose translation of Juvenal continue the diplomatic career, for which his considerable notice on the Continent. His was reviewed in the ACADEMY last year.' Mr.

studies and his turn of mind eminently fitted Russian Railway to India is being translated Leeper is soon going to England for a well.

him. Yet had it not been for the leisure thus into French and German, his Baku into German, deserved holiday. So far as the college system is afforded him, and his marriage with the Prinand his Annecation of Merv into Russian. A established in the Melbourne University it has been cess Louise de Broglie, the grand-daughter of German edition is also projected of The Region bis work."

Mdme. de Staël, he would probably never have of the Eternal Fire. When this work appears

The Grand Duke of Hesse has conferred the turned his thoughts to literary pursuits. As it Mr. Marvin will have published altogether gold medal for art and science on Mr. Mac

was, all his works treat of questions of foreign, twelve books and pamphlets on Central Asia. kenzie, whose Opera “ Colomba"

was per

policy, and show his interest in the study of MR. J. H. SKRINE has written a little volume formed with so much applause on the occasion

foreign affairs. The trustworthiness and value of lyrics in commemoration of the tercentenary of the wedding of Prince Louis of Battenberg of his three great works—the Histoire de la of Uppingham School, which is to be celebrated at Darmstadt.

politique extérieure du gouvernement français

de 1830 à 1848 (two volumes, 1850), the at the end of the present month. It will be

Histoire de la réunion de la Lorraine à la published by Messrs. Macmillan under the title of Under Two Queens.

A TRANSLATION.

France (four volumes, 1854-59), and L'Eglise romaine et le premier Empire" (five volumes

, A RECORD of the tercentenary festival of MY SYRIAN HOSTESS (COPA SYRISCA). 1864-69)—and of the numerous original docuEdinburgh University, including the speeches My Syrian hostess stands gracefully there, ments of which he made use, are well known and addresses delivered on the occasion, will be a charming Greek turban confining her hair.

to all historical students ; but, from the published immediately by Messrs. Blackwood. There's none that can dance the fandango so well; The volume is edited by Dr. R. Sydney Marsden. And she's dancing to-day is the saucy young belle: very nature of the subjects, the books are Old World Questions and New World Answers And blithe as her step sounds the blithe castanet.

She's
dancing at home for the friends that are met, not likely to be widely known. More full of

general interest is his little pamphlet La France is the title of a new book by Mr. Pidgeon, Come enter

, my gentles, you would not saya nay: et la Prusse devant l'Europe, in which be author of An Engineer's Holiday, which will be You would not stay out on this hot, dusty day! examined the questions at issue in the Franco

mann. 5 M.

M.

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI,

tettura antica.
100 L.

among the

German War; but it was only of passing in- Mr. C. Marett's diary of travelling in Switzer- MEULIS,, C. Grabhügel u. Verschanzungen bei Thalterast. By far the most interesting thing he land half a century ago would prove interesting.

mässing in Mittelfranken. Nürnberg : Schrag.

2 M. ever wrote was the “Vie de mon père,” pub

The current number of the China Review PALMÉN, J. A. Ueb. paarige Ausführungsgänge der listed in his Mélanges et Souvenirs (1878), which does not contain so many articles requiring

Geschlechtsorgane bei Insecten. Leipzig: Engelpossesses a peculiar charm of style, and is notice as usual. Mr. Fauvel's paper on Chinese Renberg. Å. Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte niederer worthy to take its place permanently among plants in Normandy, a sketch of the history

Crustaceen (Cyclopiden u. Cypriden). Jena : the smaller masterpieces of modern French of Formosa under the Chinese by Mr. Klein- STERN, A.

Deistung. 1 M.

Ueb. die Beziehungen Chr. Garve's zu literature. In it he sketches to the life his wachter, and an anonymous contribution on the

Kant, nebst mehreren bisher ungedruckten Briefen grim old grandfather, Grand Louvetier to Provincial revenues are the pièces de resistance.

Kant's, Feder's u. Garve's. Lefpzig: Denicke.

2 M. Louis XVI., when such a charge was indeed The rest of the number is made up of an article

PHILOLOGY, ETC. important to the hunting monarch, and of his

on the brother of Mencius, by Mr. Arendt, who BRUNS, I. father swallowing down the disgust of the contributes also three fables of the pre-Christian

Lucrez-Studien. Freiburg-i-B.: Mohr. Faubourg St-Germain, and consenting to be chamberlain to the parvenu Emperor, and, above continuations of Mr. Dyer Ball's scraps from era; a song to encourage thrift, by Mr. Playfair; Cohn, A. . Quibus ex fontibus S. Aurelii Victoris et

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priora fluxerint. Berlin: Cohn, 2 M. NO Pr. all, the life of that father when a gay, young Chinese mythology and of M. Pitou's China EBERS, GA Der geschnitzte Holzarg d. Hatbastru im emigré in England. His more serious works pro- during the Tsin dynasty; notices of new

aegyptologischen Apparat der Universität zu Leipcured him admission into the Académie française books; and notes and queries.

zig. Leipzig: Hirzel. 6 M.

HAAS, Th. Die Plurale der Abstracta im Französischen. in 1869, in the place of Viennet, the dramatist ;

Ein Beitrag zur histor. Syntax. Göttingen: Vanand in that capacity he had to receive M. The last number of the Revue internationale denhoeck. 2 M.

Studiu critica et epicritica in Camille Rousset in 1872 and M. Alexandre that we have received (April 25) contains HERWERDEN, H. van.

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He was elected a life

articles on Dumas fils in 1876.

“ Mr. W. D. Howells,” by Miss OtFeeds Evangelienbuch. Mit Anmerkgn. u. Glossar

hrsg. v. P. Piper. 2. Thl. Glossar. 4. Lfg. Freisenator in 1878. His death leaves another Helen Zimmern, and on “The Languages of vacancy among the historians in the Academy; Civilisation,” by Mr. W.E. A. Axon, as well RoTHSCHILD, Le Baron James de. Mistère du Viel

Testament. 4" Vol. Paris : Firmin-Didot. 10 fr. but his career seems likely to be successfully as a London Letter by Dr. Eug. Oswald, who followed by his son, now the Comte d'Haus- succeeds Mr. Richard Garnett. When there is sonville, whose Salon de Madame Necker, which so much that is English we cannot but repeat

CORRESPONDENCE. originally appeared in the Revue des Deux-Mondes, our regret that English words and names should has had a great success, and has already been be so shockingly mangled by the printers. The translated into English.

misprints in French are also more frequent than The Larches, Westbury-on-Trym: June 3, 1894. H. MORSE STEPHENS. they should be.

To Mr. Waddington's interesting note on

- The Sonnets of Rossetti,” I may add that, SELECTED FOREIGN BOOKS.

when I was myself compiling A Poetry-Book of MAGAZINES AND REVIEWS.

Modern Poets, Rossetti, while generously conGENERAL LITERATURE.

ceding all the lyrics which I asked leave to THE new magazine which has been started in

BASILE, G. B. F. Curvatura delle Linee dell' Archi- print, especially designated “The Sea Limits Glasgow under the title of Sunday Talk, with

Epoca dorico-sicula. Palermo. the Rev. W. W. Tulloch as editor, is quite

as a poem which he wished me to include, and

by which he desired to be represented. remarkable for the amount and variety of the Boiro, C. Gite di un Artista. Milan: Hoepli. 4 L.

Zur Kritik v. Dürer's Apokalypse u.

AMELIA B. EDWARDS. letterpress it gives for twopence. The June seines Wappens m. dem Todtenkopfe. Wien :

Gerold's Sohn. 1 M. 20 Pr. number contains twelve articles, writers being Mrs. Oliphant, “ Shirley," Mr. GIORDANOG Go Studi sulla Divina Commedia. Vol. I.

AN EARLY ROMAN MISSAL IN AN ENGLISH Charles Gibbon, Prof. Nichol, and emeritus Goxer. G. de. Tableau de la Littérature frivole en France depuis le XI. Siècle jusqu'à nos Jours.

PARISH LIBRARY. Professor Blackie, who proves how well he

Paris : Marpon 80 fr. wears his seventy years by singing with all the HENNEBERT. L'Europe sous les Armes.

London: May 31, 1881.

Paris : enthusiasm of twenty of “Female Beauty." Hue, T., et G. HAURIGOT.

The parish of Langley-Marish, near Slough, Mrs. Oliphant begins a new story,

Nos petites Colonies. has a small library. Among the books there

Elinor," Paris : Oudin. 3 fr. 50 c. which threatens to be somewhat pathetic. In JUNKER Y. LANGEGG, F. A. Japanische Thee-Ge- preserved is an interesting volume of pre“ Another Carlyle Shrine," “ Shirley " tells of a

Volks- u. geschichtl

. Reformation date, probably the only copy of a

Sagen, Legenden u. Märchen der Japanen. 1. Cyklus. Roman Missal of the fifteenth century preserved visit he paid to 3 Moray Street, Edinburgh, and Wien: Gerold's Sohn. 8 M. of his finding scratched on a pane of glass cer

PLON, E. Benvenuto Cellini : nouvel Appendice aux in an English parish church. The volume is,

recherches sur son Euvre et sur les Pièces qui lui unfortunately, incomplete, but a careful examitain lines from the ballad of " Mary Hamilton' which also appear in Carlyle's Diary under RUDOLF. Kronprinz v. Oesterreich, e. Orientreise. nation shows it to be the edition in folio printed date December 31, 1823. Mr. Skelton inclines

Illustrirt nach Orig. Zeichnyn. von F. v. Pausinger. at Cologne in 1484 by Louis von Renchen. to believe that they were written by Carlyle, as THÉOCRITE. Les Idylles : Traduction de J. A. Guillet. When perfect the volume contained 293 leaves during 1823 he lived at 3 Moray Street, and as

Paris : Quantin, 12 fr.

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HISTORY.

in two columns of thirty lines each, with excepthee" follows the three lines. Mr. Charles BRÉARD, Ch. Jean Doublet de Honfleur, Lieutenant tion of the Canon, which is in two columns of Gibbon "edits” a very charming story by

de Frégate sous Louis XIV. Paris : Cbaravay twenty lines each; blank spaces of five or two “ Anatole France.” Altogether this is a bright De Caix de Saint-Aymour, Le Vicomte de notice hand. The leaves are not numbered, and there

lines are left for the versals to be added by and admirably conducted little monthly.

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are neither signatures, nor running title, nor The most instructive article in the current FRANKLIN, A. Les Corporations ouvrières de Paris du number of the Alpine Journal (Longmans) HISTORIAE hungaricae fontes domestici.

Part i., consisting of the XII au XVIII“ Siècle. Paris : Firmin-Didot. 12 fr. musical notation.

Pars I. Kalendar, occupies six leaves; part ii., containis the Rev. F. F. Tuckett's full, but com

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Common of Saints and Votive Masses, fiftyClub this year, are, perhaps, more enlivened Kaiser u. Reich, insbesondere üb. die frisischen five leaves. Of these, unfortunately, nine are than necessary by that humour which Mr. Grafen im Mittelalter. Emden: Haynel. 2 H. wanting-viz., ff. 1 (blank), 7, and 92 of part ii.; Stafford Anderson dreads from Pottinger and

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edition is unknown to all bibliographers, it may posure of the effects of the trades-unionism of

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PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY.

other known copy, preserved in the library of the “boycotting" practised by certain hotel- ABHANDLUNGEN. Strassburger, zur Philosophie. Ed

Zeller zu seinem 70. Geburtstage. Freiburg-i-B.: of part ii. and the whole of part iii.

of Wolfenbuettel, which copy wants four leaves keepers, is well merited, and should be widely known. Tschudi is more generous in his esti- ANNALES du Musée d'Histoire naturelle de Marseille. “ Finit missale scd'm ordi. | nantiam romane mate of the Chamonix guides, and gives no

T. 1. Travaux du Laboratoire de Zoologie marine.
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curie. | Impressum p me lodoui | cum de Renchen fewer than twenty-four names out of the BASTIAN, A. Indonesien ol. die Inseln d. malay. ciuem Co ( loniensē. Anno a natiui , tate dni. "* vielen trefflichen." But Mr. Cunningham's

ischen Archipel. 1. Lig. Die Molukken. Berlin: Millesimoqua | dringētesimooctuagesi- | motercio. table on p. 463 speaks for itself. There is an BECK, L. Die Geschichte d. Eiseus in technischer u.

Sexto nonas | Februarij. Deo. Gras. : appropriate obituary of Sig. Sella, the Italian kulturgeschichtlicher Beziehung. 1. Abtlg. Von statesman, as an Alpinist. Fuller extracts from

der ältesten Zeit bis um das J. 1500 n. Chr. Braun- Cologne binding, and in the middle of each

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PROF. JEBB AND MR. VERRALL.

had been surprised, sleeping, by the Popish Irish, are cut from an early printed Donatus (?), the

Queen's College, Oxford: May 31, 1881. were it not for several wrens that just wakened remainder from a MS.

I willingly accept Prof. Jebb's apology in them by dancing and pecking on the drums as the The only other Missal printed by Louis von the same spirit as that in which it has been enemy were approaching., For this reason the Renchen is that of Liége in folio, completed on offered, and only regret that he should not wild Irish mortally hate these birds to this day, July 7, 1486, of which the only known copy is have followed the example of his two coadjutors wherever they catch them. They teach their chil

. in the library of the Bollandists at Brussels. in acknowledging the sources of his informar dren to thrust them full of thorns. You will see W. H. JAMES WEALE. tion, or should have thought that the chief sometimes on holidays a whole parish running like

questions connected with early Greek archae, madmen from hedge to hedge a wren hunting." ology could be exhausted by a letter and

I learn from a relative that twenty years ago THE SPELLING OF WYCLIF'S NAME. a magazine article.

This, however, is not in the county of Kildare the custom was Beckenham : June 2, 1884.

surprising, as he still seems to suppose that annually observed on St. Stephen's Day, and Can you spare me space for a few notes on my article was merely a summary

that the dead bird was carried, not "between the spelling of Wyclif's name in contemporary results of others, and that my letter contained two hoops crossed at right angles and decked ments at Balliol College, and are to be found in 1 cannot help thinking it a pity that a scholar but tied at the top of a long wand. With thís the fourth Report of the Historical MSS. Com-should venture to write on Levantine archae

“the wran boys," as they were called, visited mission:

A.D. 1360, p. 448, Wyclif; 1361, ology who bas not yet learned to distinguish the houses of the neighbouring gentry and p. 447, Wycliff, Wykeliff

, Wycliff; p. 448, between what is new and what is old in the chanted in a monotonous tone the following Wycliff. The next set I have verified at the statements which he reproduces.

lines (written as pronounced):Rolls Office. I regret that I forgot when there

Mr. Verrall and I would evidently not agree to consult the note of advance in Issue Roll 47 | in our interpretation of an English text. I can “ The wran, the wran, the king of all birds, Edward III. Issue Roll 48 Edward III., assure him that, even after what he now says,

St. Stephen's Day was caught in the furze ;

Altho' he is little, his family's great, Easter, entry of payment: The name in the I am unable to see that my words “ the tale

So pray you, good people, give us a trate." margin is “Wyclif,” in the body "Wiclif.” (As of the phoenix, which he plagiarised from some of your readers may not have examined Hekataeos,” can mean anything else than the In this way they often collected a good sum, issue rolls, I may note that margin and body tale which, according to Porphyry, was stolen which was spent the same evening on what our are equally formal and written by the same by Herodotos from the older Greek historian. Gallic neighbours would term le vin du pays. hand.) Compotus of W., giving account of his Herodotos not charged with having

J. E. HARTING. expenses in the journey to Bruges: Name occurs stolen the tale about the phoenix, but only the only once, Wyclyff.” Privy seal 49 Edward tale of the phoenix. I cannot think of any III. (9): Confirmation to prebend of Aust, other expression that I could have used to

London: May 28, 1881. Wyclif.” Of less authority as coming from a convey my meaning, except "description of the

While thanking the Saturday Review for a copy are the entries in Reg. Bok (Åarleian phoenix.” This I actually have used only

well-informed and indulgent notice of my 6592): Appointment to Lutegarshalle, Wyclif.” three pages previously, and I use it again in little book, Fifty-Seven, I wish to comment on Licence of non-residence, “Wyclefe.” Inquisi-reference to the crocodile and hippopotamus

one point as to which the reviewer impugns my tion as to patronage of Lutterworth, “Wycliff” in the very next sentence to the one under

accuracy, in the following words :(bis). Lastly we have the entries in the account dispute. Surely this ought to have been of Queen's College, Oxford, which run thus: sufficient to show what meaning I attached to “Surely Mr. Keene is in error in saying that the A.D. 1363, Wiclif ; 1365, Wyclive ; 1374,

Wyclyf
, the phrase I employed, even apart from my Bareilly made good his escape.

native ex-judge known as the Khán Bahadur of

.. To the Wyclif, Wyclif, Wiclif; 1380, Wiclif. Reference note on the passage to which it referred.

best of our recollection the white-haired and to the Historical MSS. Commission Report, ii.

I am very far from thinking that Mr. treacherous old scoundrel was subsequently appre141, will show that it is doubtful whether these Verrall has assailed me “factiously, or in an

hended and hanged." entries refer to the reformer. Summing up the unbecoming manner.” On the contrary, his

If the reviewer—who is evidently en pays

de results we find “Wy” sixteen times against are almost the only criticisms of my

book

connaissance—had positively stated, as a fact “ Wi” four times; and of these four three are

which are at first hand, and from which I within his knowledge, that the rebel in question from the doubtful entries in Queen's College have received any instruction or benefit; and,

was brought to justice, I should have been accounts.

though many of them seem to me to be hasty, inclined to accept the correction. Since, how: With this evidence before us we shall be slow there are several which I should have made ever, he is only writing from recollection, I to receive Dr. Buddensieg's dictum issued in his myself had I been allowed to review my own

may be allowed to refer him to Beale's Oriental John Wiclif, p. 19 (Fisher Unwin) : work. What I complain of is that Mr.

Biographical Dictionary, a work which I have "'I must not omit to mention with reference to Verrall (like those who have repeated his found singularly accurate on the whole

, though Queen's that it is in the college bills that Wiclitos criticisms) has first read his own meaning into not equal, perhaps, to all the demands of ment. Eleven years later, in the Royal

mandate of was that I really meant, and has then pro- says, in voce, at p. 173 of his Dictionary:name for the first time appears in an official docu- my words without trying to find out what it modern scholarship. This is what Mr. Beale July 26, 1374, nominating the Commissioners of ceeded to controvert it. Inaccuracies the Bruges embassy, it first appears in a public and easily be found in an author who is treated in Khán, son of Jalal-ud-din or Zulfikar Khán, son

Masrur, poetical title of Nawab Khán Bahadur authoritative document: in both it is spelt Wiclif. this fashion. In fact this form should settle the much-disputed Like Mr. Verrall, I do not intend to write rebelled against the British in 1857, and conse

of Hátz Rahmat Khan, of Bareilly. ... He orthographical question of his name."

again on a subject of which the public must quently was obliged to leave his native country It can hardly be said that a college account is now be heartily tired. Those who wish to and go to Mecca." more official than a notarial attestation, or that know the latest results of Oriental research, The Official Narrative makes no mention to the 1363 is earlier than 1360. and what I believe to be their bearing on the

contrary: And Mr. Beale, who lived till 1875, I am not eager to insist on any particular earlier portion of Herodotos, must refer to my had lost his eldest son in the Bareilly rebellion. form. I prefer to write John (of) Wycliffe, like book. I am content to wait for the verdict He was second master of the college, and was the village from which he took his name,

but which I am convinced must eventually be put to death, by Khán Bahadur's orders, on in editing his tracts for the Early-English Text given in re Herodoti.. As an eminent Egypt- June 3. Knowing what Asiatics feel on such Society I thought it better to follow the spelling ologist writes to me: Courage, my friend, the

subjects, I should be disposed to say that Mr. (Wyclif) used by Shirley and Arnold. This future is with us."

A. H. SAYСE.

Beale is very unlikely to have displayed neglispelling, for similar reasons, was adopted by

gence in following the fate of the murderer of the Wyclif Society. It seems absurd to make a

Mr. Beale-in spite of his name“much disputed question” as to the right

was a native historian to all intents and pur

London: June 2, 1884. spelling when the varying contemporary use leaves us at liberty to make our own choice. In his interesting account of this curious poses, and is so described in Dowson's Elliot

, But my spirit revolts at having the law laid custom published in the ACADEMY of May 24, the exact facts, but I fear he is not in Europe.

vol. viii., p. 441. Mr. John Inglis would know down for me in this way, even when the law- Prof. Newton says: “It seems to have been

H. G. KEENE. giver condescends from his German heights to first noticed by Charles Smith in his State of the instruct us poor Englishmen. And when I see County of Cork (ü., p. 334, note), published in

STERNROYD." An earlier notice than this may be that Canon Pennington has given in to this 1750.”. assumption, and writes “ Wiclit” in obedience found in Aubrey's Miscellanies, the first edition

London: June 2, 1881. to the erroneous ruling of Dr. Lechler, I think of which was printed in 1696. After referring

The origin and meaning of this name of one it time to enter a protest on behalf of our right to the last battle fought in the North

of Ireland of the most promising of our young actors had to spell in accordance with the chief weight of between the Protestants and the Papists, at exercised me much since I first heard it. Stern contemporary authority, and with the correla- Glinsuly, near Letterkenny, he adds :

was the German “star ;” but how came the royd tive place-name.

F. D. MATTHEW, “Near the same place, a party of the Protestants of Akroyd, &c., tacked to it? what could it mean?

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I was fairly puzzled. Last Sunday I chanced great part the product of Latin culture; and Creator,” respecting which Ettmüller rather to meet the lively and accomplished owner of he therefore devotes the opening pages of his amusingly remarks that its “soporiferous” the name, and at once asked him what country, work to a rapid but comprehensive sketch of style confirms the traditional statement that man he was, and what his name meant. “I'll the Latin literature in which the Anglo- it was composed in a dream. tell you,” said he. “It is necessary for an

Saxon writers found their inspiration and actor to have a distinctive name, something

In the chapter on “The Schools of Kent' that everyone will know him by. My own their models. He points out that when the Prof. Earle furnishes some specimens of the name wasn't of this kind; so when I left the stream of culture, which descended from the interesting remains of the Kentish dialect, bank I was in, and took to the stage, I resolved ancient world, and which employed the and adduces reasons for supposing that there to rename myself. I was a great admirer of Greek language as its vehicle, had'in Italy may have been some slight survival of Roman Sterne, and I therefore determined to start

come to an end in the confusion which culture through the Jutish conquest, and that my new name with Stern-.. Dale suggested followed the Great Plague of A.D. 166, the the adoption of the Roman alphabet by the itself as a continuation; was there not a Stern- void thus created was supplied by the rise conquerors may date from a time preceding dale Bennett? But as I walked down Alders- of a new Latin literature, owing little to their conversion to Christianity. The author gate Street one afternoon I saw over a shop; Classical precedent, and principally deriving next treats of “The Anglian Period,” giving 'W. Royd, grocer.' said I; Sternroyd's my name.' And it has been its inspiration from the translations of the an account of the Latin writings which ever since. I venture to say that it's no one Christian scriptures. It was on this literature issued from Northumbria during the else's in the wide world. But what Royd that the nascent intellectual life of England seventh and eighth centuries, when that means, I leave you to find out. In the North,

was nourished.

Prof. Earle briefly passes kingdom was the principal seat of literary the land of -royds, they told me it was 'road.'”

in review the most important of the literary activity in Europe. In connexion with this By the invertor's leave, I give his statement works of this epoch, and shows how largely period Prof. Earle discusses the poems on here, pleading only that larks of this kind are their matter and spirit were reproduced, first Scripture history which have in modern times hard on humble crackers of etymological in the Latin writings of Englishmen like been ascribed to Cædmon. Although these kernels.

F. J. FURNIVALL.

Aldhelm, Baeda, and Alcuin, and afterwards writings belong to a later age, they doubtless

in the vernacular literature which is the contain important elements derived from the APPOINTMENTS FOR NEXT WEEK. special subject of his book. The genuinely Northumbrian school of poetry of which MONDAY, June 9, 8 p.m. Aristotelian : “ Hume's native element in the Anglo-Saxon literature Cædmon is the representative. "Prof. Earle's Position in the English School of Philosophy,” by appears to be inadequately noticed in the illustrative specimens are here, as throughout

8.30 p.m. Geographical: "Travel and Ascents introductory chapter, but its importance is the work, extremely well chosen, and he has in the Himalaya," by Mr. W. W. Graham. TUESDAY, June 10, 8 p.m. Anthropological: "The fully recognised in the course of the work.

generally succeeded in avoiding the most Deme and the Horde," by Mr. A. W. Howitt and One of the most valuable portions of Prof. hackneyed passages. In the translations he the Rev. L. Fison ; " African Symbolic Language," by Mr. c. 4. Gollmer; Phoenician Intercourse Earle's book is the second chapter, on “The has had the good sense to employ idiomatic 8 pm me colonial Institute The Straits

Settle- Materials,” which gives a full account of the mödern English, instead of following the ment and British Malaya," by Sir F. A. Weld. manner in which the treasures of Anglo- common fashion of rendering the Anglo-Saxon by Dr. J. Anthony, Some Phenomena of the Red interesting notices of the eminent men who practice which encourages that fallacy of

P:m. Microscopical: "The Camera Lucida,” Saxon literature have been preserved, with words by their etymological equivalents—a the Occurrence of Bacteria normally in Living have laboured in their collection and in

quaintness” which is such a serious obstacle Animals," by Mr. G. F. Dowdeswell;

"A New terpretation.

In the same chapter the to the true appreciation of our older literature. Polarising Prism,” by Mr. 0. D. Ahrens;

Constancy of Specific' Morphological Characters in author directs attention to the important The author next deals with “The Primary THURSDAY, Jumele by Polonicari. Davis Lecture, from inscriptions, from the remains of con- is most purely of native origin, as distin

illustration which the literature receives Poetry,” by which he means the poetry which 8 trie Currents in a cylinder placed across the Lines temporary English art, and from the results guished from that which markedly betrays of Magnetic Force," by Prof. H. Lamb.

of the examination of burial mounds. When the influence of foreign culture. It would FRIDAY, June 13,8 p.m. Quekett.

sp.m. New Shakspere : "Shakspere's Synnets," speaking of the inscriptions, Prof. Earle have been better if he had given some account II., by Mr. T. Tyler.

somewhat disappoints our expectations by of the formal characteristics of the AngloRoyal Institution : “Researches on Liquefied Gases," by Prof. Dewar.

passing over the Ruthwell runes as being a Saxon poetry, instead of passing over the subSound in Mabes," By Mr. Blaikley: A New Appa- subject too long for discussion in his limited ject as belonging rather to grammar than ratus for Colour Combinations," by Mr. Hoffert. space. From his remarks on the Vercelli to literature.” Of “Beowulf” a long analysis

Codex, however, it would appear that he is given which is thoroughly spirited and SCIENCE.

regards the West-Saxon form of the Rood- readable. It is satisfactory to observe that

poem as the original, and as being, like Prof. Earle does not accept the baseless notion Anglo-Saxon Literature. By John Earle.

The other poems in the same MS., the work of so commonly expressed with regard to the (S. P. C. K.)

Cynewulf. This view, taken in connexion primeval antiquity of this poem, but refers The importance of this little volume is not with Prof. Earle's (or Kemble's) theory respect- it to the beginning of the tenth century. to be estimated by its size. Within the ing Cynewulf's date, involves the difficult There can be little doubt that this date is at narrow limits of space allotted to one of the conclusion that the Ruthwell Cross belongs to least sufficiently early. The minor poems of Christian Knowledge Society's handbooks, the tenth or the eleventh century. It seems the "primary » class are referred to more Prof. Earle has succeeded in writing an scarcely possible to interpose three hundred summarily. An extract is given from the account of Anglo-Saxon literature which is years between this monument and the strikingly interesting, but unfortunately mutilated, not only thoroughly readable, but also better similar relic at Bewcastle, which is referred, poem of " The Ruined City,” the subject of fitted than any other single work to convey by its inscription, to the first year of Ecgfrith, which, as Prof. Earle was the first to show, to the ordinary reader a correct notion of the A.D. 670. There does not appear to be any is the Roman city of Bath. In his account extent and character of that literature, of its fatal objection against assigning to Cædmon of the poem which he calls “ The Minstrel's historical relations, and of the causes to which the authorship of the “Dream of the Holy Consolation,” Prof. Earle adopts the view that its special peculiarities are to be assigned. Rood.” The epigraph on the top-stone of Deor is the name of the author of the piece.

Most of the strictly popular works on this the Ruthwell Cross, however, which has been It is much more probable that the soliloquy is subject are open to the objection that they relied upon as establishing this conclusion, is dramatic, and that “Deor, the bard of the treat the Anglo-Saxon literature as if it were rather an embarrassment than a help, since Heodenings," was a personage of ancient a phenomenon standing apart, and as if its the most natural interpretation of the formula legend. Prof. Earle omits to mention the characteristic features were due to no other is that "Cadmon” was the name of the interesting illustration which this poem causes than the individual genius of the sculptor of the monument, and not that of the receives from Old-Northern and German writers and the intellectual type of the author of the verses carved upon it. If Cæd- sources. The Brunanburh ballad is reprenation to which they belonged. From this mon be really the author of this striking sented by two stanzas from the rather languid fault Prof. Earle's little book is entirely free. poem, we can account for Baeda's high estimate version of the Poet Laureate. The specimen The author rightly lays stress on the fact that of his genius. The only other genuine relic given of the Maldon ballad—one of the finest the early literature of our ancestors was, like of the voluminous works of the Northumbrian things in the whole poetical literature—is the other vernacular literatures of Europe, in bard is the well-known "Hymn to the decidedly inadequate. In the translation, by

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