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soothe the dying moments of Mrs. Mullocks. Lang's Dissolving Views. The title is appro- tion from Milton), with its terrible confusion of Her husband follows her, takes away their priate from more than one point of view. metaphors, had been suppressed: "This night child in a cab, and is overtaken by a storm. The plot may be regarded as disappointing by will close the door and fasten my anchor An accident follows, and the child' is killed. some readers; but, whatever the story loses within the rail

, and I shall go away in a sleep This is an eventual means of reconciliation, in that respect, it more than makes up for careful revision before it can be accepted as a and it is at last discovered that Hagar is the by caustic cleverness in writing. We get a wholly trustworthy guide to the facts of the child of high-born parents, and that she had series of pictures rather than a consecutive life of Rutherford and his relation to the fallen in her infancy into the charge of her narrative. Life in a Midland county, a duel history of his time. supposed mother. Mrs. Austin, the Captain's in Paris, the Oxford and Cambridge cricket

DR. STOUGHTON has never done better work aristocratic mother, is as implacable as her match, the gathering of the clans at Oban, a than in his account of Howard the Philanthropist

She roundly declares that she would performance of " The Clouds,” &c.--these and his friende (Hodder & Stonghton). *If rather have had a fast woman for a daughter. are the staple incidents of the story ; but its he would only eradicate the custom of importing in-law than a low-born one. She thanks God real interest lies in the writer's charming into his volumes the guide-book information when she hears that their child is dead; and style and power of saying good things, which which every moderately informed Englishnan when she is pressed to go and see her son she have now and again a touch of George Mere should have at his fingers' ends we should be says, “I swear before God I would not go to dith about them. In fact, these Dissolving spared the necessity of finding a single fault. him now, not if I heard he were dying." Views are very vivid and very entertaining We do not wish to be told that Howard heard

“the far-famed Carillon ring" at Bruges; that This is not only unpleasant; it is unnatural. while they last.

"in Ghent the Hotel de Ville told of Charles V., But, now we have done fault-finding, we may

A new edition is sent to us of The World and the streets of the Brewer, Jacob Van Artenovel, and excellent touches of character. of Çant, a novel whose object is sufficiently Dutch town so intimately connected with the Hagar herself, and her supposed mother, are with power; and, if his exposure is somewhat taken as read, there is quite enough in the story

story of the Pilgrim Fathers." If all this is that the author is capable of work beyond the diseases require desperate remedies. There is and Dr. Stoughton knows how to bring out its average.

plenty of room still for a Thackeray in our interesting points. The Doctor does not profess Many of the characters in Miss Marryat's midst, if such a master satirist would but again to settle the vexed questions in the life of the Under the Lilies and Roses are such as to appear. If we cannot say that the present great English prison-reformer. The mystery disgust a stranger with the British aris- writer is a Thackeray, his book is yet not which shrouds the misfortunes of the son is stili tocracy. They are, of course, the exception without its uses. G. BARNETT SMITH.

unsolved; the strange problem how the servant

who is said to have been concerned in the boy's and not the rule; but such a mass of intrigue

ruin should receive an annuity of ten pounds and vice as is here revealed is not pleasant to

under the father's will still remains withthink of. There is Lady Swansdown, a pro- THREE SHORT BIOGRAPHIES. out elucidation. Possibly these points never fessional beauty, for instance, “whose photo

will be settled so long as the world lasts. What Samuel Rutherford. By the Rev. Andrew Dr. Stoughton has undertaken to do, and what graph may be purchased for eighteenpence at any

shop that deals in similar produce." She Thomson, Edinburgh Hodder & Stoughton.) he has accomplished, is to describe the life of still lives under the protection of her husband, will raise up many fresh admirers to one of nently into the light the careers of the friends

It may be doubted whether this biography Howard in a popular form, and to bring promithough her lover is beneath the same roof. the chief of “the new forcers of conscience and followers who were associated with him. There is her confidante, Mrs. Beverley, about under the Long Parliament.” We can imagine In the latter part of his labours he has been whom the less said the better; there is Mrs. that Rutherford may have been a consider-aided by the large collection of literature on Walter Pullen, respecting whom equal silence able pulpit orator; but we must confess a the Nonconformists of the last century which should be maintained; there is Lady Patrick strong distaste for the exuberant rhetoric, and is preserved in the library of New College of Lisle, represented as’ a better specimen of the incessant recurrence of the language and the chief of Howard's friends, Mr. Whitbread, womankind, but, nevertheless, given to vulgar the Letters. The present biographer describes from the papers preserved by his descendants slang to an inordinate degree ; and there are his extracts from them as honey from the at Southill, and from the traditions treasured up can only express our surprise that the author good deal of the honey for a little more solid in the family. One at least of the philan should have wasted so much time upon these and less cloying food. It is a relief to tum Stoughton. A correspondent of the Gentleman's worthless individuals. The Countess receives from Rutherford to Holy Dying or the Saints' Magazine for May 1786 suggested the prowith all apparent affection one respecting Rest, though, no doubt, thousands whose taste priety of erecting a statue in honour of Howard, whom she whispers to her friend, “ If I could is not over-fastidious have found profit and con- and it was with difficulty that the project was poison her and her husband to-morrow, with work before

us, though somewhat

too rhetorical grapher, who started the idea, and he is one out detection, I would.” The men are little and ecstatic, is in many respects well and care- mentioned by Fame." The true name of the better. Not one is removed from the in- fully written, and shows a wide acquaintance writer in the Gentleman's Magazine was Die ferior types, while Beauty Strutt and with literature;

but the author is scarcely a safe Warner;

and Fame, far from being silent as to the low Baronet, Sir Bate Combe, cause only guide in the details of history, and we are wholly his life, has told very clearly some very extrasentiments of loathing. Viola Rayne, the unable to accept his views on the great ques- ordinary anecdotes about his unclerical acts. heroine, is to an extent attractive, but she tions of the seventeenth century. For instance, is not sufficient to leaven the mass of his summary of the events of 1648-60 cul- Sir Beville Grenville, the Knight of the West repulsiveness to be here met with. Why Cromwell's Protectorate lasted nine years. At | Company), is an admirable little biography by

minates in the extraordinary statement that (Launceston: Cornish and Devon Printing should a writer waste her undoubted capacity in books of this kiud? So far as we can see, hard words, and, as some thought, harder occupies the same proud position among the

35 is overstocked already with literature that Bishop of Peterborough, who hari deserted to John Eliot, fills

in the ranks of the early Parthey answer no use whatever, and the market arguments, against Dr. Jackson, the learned Cavaliers that his friend, the high-minded Sir had better be sunk in oblivion. By-the-way, Arminianism, and was at that time basking in liamentarians. We have spoken of Sir Beril Lord Tennyson will be surprised to hear that the sunshine of royal

favour.” The insinuation this is, to our mind, the

preferable mode of he is the author of the lines

is a disagreeeble one, and might have been spelling his Christian name-Grenvillease “ Something accomplished, something done,

spared. At all events Jackson was not Bishop, Cavalier ; but, like Falkland, he sided with the To earn a night's repose.'

but Dean, of Peterborough, and it will opposition to the Court in the early incidents in

scarcely be denied that his attainments and the contest between the King and his people, Longfellow has a passage resembling this in his writings fully entitled

him to the lesser and did not change sides until the death of his “Village Blacksmith,” but, not being guilty dignity. At p. 59 to “spill” (“I had rather Strafford was resolved upon. of tautology, what he really wrote was spill twenty prayers than not pray at all”) would have continued faithful to the cause of Something attempted, something done." should be explained as equivalent to “ to the Parliament had the friend of his youth and

*** to spoil." It is a refreshing change to escape from earnest

At p. 163, for early manhood survived is a question which too prevalent mediocrity, and to meet with cannot help wishing that Rutherford's dying to remember that, even in those Bierce such an unconventional story as Mrs. Andrew prediction There heralded by a bad misquota frenzied pasion, no opponent ever cast a doubt

Whether he

waste," not

read «

on the honesty of Sir Bevil's change of purpose. Siegfried. (Karlsruhe und Leipzig:). This in- stand the advantage of formal correct thinking He died leading the victorious Cornish on the troduction to the study of post-Biblical Hebrew on subjects on which positive knowledge does hill of Lansdown, where his monument-in no literature consists of two parts-a Grammar not exist; but, when we have the knowledge, if very creditable condition when we saw it a (pp. 1-92), by Siegfried, and a Bibliographical it is correct in matter it will be correct in form. short tiine since-stands to this day. This Appendix (pp. 93-132), by Strack. In the Ĝram- Throughout the present instalment of his work, little memoir, twenty pages in all, of a noble mar we have an analysis of the language of the author seems to be employed in constructcharacter, contains some information relating the Mishna—the Hebrew which was perpetu: ing, or reconstructing an abstract spectral to Cornishmen before and during the Civil War ated in the schools after it had been supplanted double of the knowledge which is as safe and which cannot easily be obtained elsewhere. by Aramaic in the mouths of the people, and more intelligible in its concrete positive form.

which continued to be used afterwards by In this dreary enterprise he displays so much Rabbinical authors and commentators. The subtlety, learning, and vigour that it is

new features peculiar to it, so perplexing to the possible to anticipate with interest a dissertaRECENT THEOLOGY,

student acquainted only with the Hebrew of the tion of three or four hundred pages on free

Bible, are explained ; and the idioms and forms will, to be followed by a discussion of the final An Old Testament Commentary for English developed by it for the purpose of expressing and the exemplary cause with which the fifth Readers. By Various Writers, Edited by Charles John Ellicott.

new ideas and relations are illustrated and book (dealing with the causes of being) will

Vol. V., (Cassells.) classified. The work is admirably executed, close. Free but reverent criticism of the Biblical and evidently incorporates the results of much writings finds more favour with this generation patient and careful research. In the Appendix in a convenient volume, the valuable Intro

The Cambridge University Press has issued, than with the last, and the average of merit of the principal editions of the Mishna, Talmud, duction written by Prebendary Scrivener for the popular commentaries has perceptibly risen. &c., many of the more important works of the the Cambridge Paragraph Bible of 1873, “ with There are, no doubt, drawbacks incident to mediaeval Jews on grammar, exegesis, and other such additions and corrections as more recent most work that is done to order ; and yet, if we subjects,

as well as the chief modern aids to the studies have enabled him to make." could only put together the most competent further study of the literature, aro, specified. title of the present book is “ The Authorised

The full contributions to the various new series, we The volume supplies a real want; and, contain- Edition of the English Bible (1611), its Subseshould have a highly creditable exhibition of ing, as it does, much information either not a talent for popularising, sound nineteenth- hitherto collected or not readily accessible,

quent Reprints and Modern Representatives" century learning. From the present volume we ought to be specially valuable to the student.

-a title which carefully excludes any reference should take Dean Plumptre's work on Jeremiah

to the Revised Version of the New Testament. and Lamentations, Dr. Reynolds' and Prof. We regret that we cannot express a good We have also received:-The Law of the Ten Whitehouse's on Hosea and Amos (scarcely opinion of Bishop Hellmuth's Biblical Thesaurus, Words, by J. Oswald Dykes—"The Household full enough on Hosea), Mr. Aglen's Introduc- Part I. (Hodder & Stoughton). The work is Library of Exposition" (Hodder

& Stoughton); tion to the Book of Jonah, and Mr. Lowe's simply one more attempt to enable unskilful Present Day Tracts, on Subjects of Christian Introduction to Zechariah. We would gladly hands to conjure with the Hebrew Scriptures. Evidence, Doctrine, and Morals, by Various add Mr. Lowe's Commentary on Zechariah Nothing is less desirable in the interests of true Writers, Vol. IV. (Religious Tract Society); but for the fact that the quality of the work scholarship than the publication of these delu- Terse Talk on Timely Topics, by Henry Varley is not so much openness to the best nineteenth- sive short cats and royal roads to knowledge. (Nisbet); The Ideas of the Apostle Paul, Transcentury critical thought as an excessive caution The time spent upon them is worse than wasted; lated into their Modern Equivalents, by and independence. Mr. Lowe's contribution, a plentiful crop of obstinate errors is the sure James Freeman Clarke (Boston, U.S.: Osgood; however, will assuredly not be neglected by result of meddling with such pseudomathesis. London : Trübner); The Glories of the Man of anyone who is bold enough at a future time The sort of thing here provided may be Sorrows : Sermons preached during Lent by to undertake a critical edition of this obscure imagined when we state that, although the H. G. Bonavia Hunt (Cassells); Some Notes on book. The rest of the volume is creditable, but author professes “due consideration of the the Book of Psalms, by the Rev. John A. nothing more. Ezekiel is, no doubt, hard to progress of science,” he goes on to talk of Cross (Longmans); The Promised Seed: a Course make interesting, at any rate to one who

t the formation of Chaldee, Syriac, Arabic, of Lessons on the Old Testament for Schools approaches the book without a due conception Greek, Latin, and other languages from the and Families, by the Rev. Charles R. Ball of the importance of the Captivity period; and Hebrew, by either borrowing the exact bi-literal (S. P. C. K.); Phases of Religion : Familiar we cannot say that Dr. Gardiner has succeeded. or tri-literal root, or by prefixing, dropping; Addresses on the Form and Expression of The Book of Daniel, so full of fascinating transporting, adding, or interchanging letters" Personal Religion, by William Miall (Wyman); problems, is very meagrely treated by Mr. H. -a method comprehensive enough to cover the Christian Opinion on Usury, with Special ReferDeane-a scholar from whom we had hoped at derivation from Hebrew of all languages what- ence to England, by W. Cunningham (Macleast a repertory of carefully sifted facts and ever. This, indeed, appears to be the author's millan); Heathen Mythology : Corroborative or cautious conclusions ; perhaps he wished to bona fide belief.

Illustrative of Holy Scripture, by the late make a practical protest against the injudicious Quaestiones de Historia Sabbati. By Dr. Hugh Barclay (Glasgow: Morison); Christianity length of the Speaker's Commentary on this Wilhelm Lotz. (Williams & Norgate.) In this judged by its I'ruits, by the Rev. Dr. Charles book. The commentator on Joel does not seem very interesting tract Dr. Lotz has argued with Crosleigh (S. P. C. K.); A Letter to the Peers of, to realise the difficult and interesting problems fullness of learning and much critical acumen the Realm, on the Present Relation of Church and raised by this short prophecy; he does not even

the important question of the origin of the State, its Perils and Safeguards, by the Rev. give a note on the tense in ii. 18, and thinks Sabbath festival, discussing, first, what literary Charles Voysey (Ridgway); Traveller's Joy on it at least permissible to discover in ii. 23 a and monumental traces exist of its observance the Wayside of Life, Written and Selected by distinct Christian reference. As might be ex- in pre-Mosaic times, in the course of which Ellen Gubbins. (Griffith & Farran); Seeking pected, the portion with which Prof. White- discussion he gives the text and a translation after God in Science and Religion, by the Rev. house's name is connected stands out by the of the famous Assyrian Calendar of the inter- Č. J. Whitmore (Nisbet); William I'yndale, by use made of Schrader's Cuneiform Inscriptions. calary month of the second Elul; and, secondly, E. C. Heisch (S. P. C. K.); The Life of Christ, We are surprised that he still mentions the seeking to gather from the writings of the oiá by Dr. Bernard Weiss, Translated by M. G. non-form Vul-nirari; it is not a question of Testament a conclusion as to whether the belief Hope, Vols. II. and III. (Edinburgh: T. & Smith or Schrader, but of fact. Dr. Gardiner of the Israelites about the nature and obligation T. Clark); The Doctrine of the Divine Love, by might with great advantage have extended his of the Sabbath rest was uniform or fluctuating Ernest Sartorius, Translated by Sophia Taylor references to Oriental lore, at any rate on from the age of Moses onward. Dr. Lotz (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark); The Book of chap. i. (the vision), chap. viii. (Tammuz and argues with much force in favour of the former the Beginnings : a Study of Genesis, with an the portraiture on the wall), and chap. xxviii. 14 alternative.

Introduction to the Pentateuch, by R. Heber (the “mountain of God”). Mr. Lowe's work

Newton (Putnam's); Mind in Matter : a Short


The Metaphysics of the School. Vol. III., we have already praised for its originality and caution. He will not expect to convince every

I. By Thomas Harper, S.J. (Macmillan.) It is Argument on Theism, by the Rev. James Tait one that the whole of Zechariah was written by impossible to lay aside this instalment of Father (Charles Griffin); &c., &c. one man; but his collection of facts from the Harper's great work without profound respect, internal evidence is weighty. One remarkable which will often be accompanied by profound suggestion deserves chronicling-Mr. Lowe discouragement. One is forced at every step to

NOTES AND NEWS. thinks that xii. 10 once stood after xiii

. 3. In ask, What is the use of it all? When it is labori: | We hear that the Life and Letters of Princess a second edition, Nergal-Sarizer (p. 576) should ously proved that the latest discoveries of be explained Nergal, protect the king;

"embryology will fit into St. Thomas's version of Alice will shortly appear in India in both a Schrader, who is cited, takes us'ur as the im- Aristotle, or that Suarez

, like Newton, was quite Bengali and a Guzerathi translation. perative.

justified in denying action at a distance, per- A VERY original design appears on the cover

may appear that Aristotelians are better of the de luxe edition of Lord Tennyson's works Lehrbuch der Neuhebräischen

Sprache und metaphysicians than Cartesiane; but still. What now in course of issue bite desse ouermilline Von Herm. L. Strack und Carl does noxapbysio add to science ? One can under- The volumes of Marguerite of Angoulême, the



delight of the curious in such matters, are Psalmody (London: Curwen). The tunes are

FRENCH JOTTINGS. sprinkled with golden daisies. This new edi- harmonised by Mr. J. Butterworth, and in a tion of the Poet Laureate's works is enclosed prefatory, memoir Mr: Thomas Newbigging dency of M. Edouard Pailleron, the Académie

the presiin covers of Rossetti-blue, over which runs a

does justice to the ability of the self-taught française awarded four prizes of 2,000 frs, each filigree work in gold, the acorn and oak-leaf musician.

(£80) to the following out of 146 competitors :

THE Prince of Wales, who is lord of the -M. A. Filon, for his Histoire de la littérature lending themselves to the design. We hear that this artistic conception is the handiwork of Mrs. manor of Sandringham and other manors in anglaise; M. 'René Lavollée, for his Classes Orrinsmith, for many years a fellow-worker in Norfolk, has been pleased to accept the dedi-ouvrières; the abbé Sicard, for his Education the arts with Mr. William Morris.

cation of Mr. Mason's History of that county, morale; and M. Xavier Thiriat, for his Journal We understand that the memoirs of Robert now in process of publication.

d'un solitaire. At the same time several volumes Moffat, the famous African missionary and THE publication of A Forgotten Genius-a of poetry were also “ crowned,” traveller, are being prepared by his only sur-memoir of Charles Whitehead by Mr. H. T. viving son, Mr. John Smith Moffat, now resi- Mackenzie Bell—which was announced to take

THE Radical poet, M. Clovis Hugues, has dent at Graham's Town. Mr. T. Fisher Unwin place in the

spring, is postponed till September. 1,000 frs. (£40) for a poem in praise of cham

won an honour of different character-a prize of has been instructed to solicit on his behalf any

At the seventy-fourth annual meeting of the pagne given by the growers of Epernay. There letters or other papers relating either to Dr. Moffat or to his wife which friends may be reported that 2,387 volumes of the works of

Swedenborg Society, held last Tuesday, it was were no less than 1,104 competitors. willing to place at his disposal for this purpose: Swedenborg had been sold' during the past

M. VICTOR Hugo has sent a subscription of All such documents should be addressed care of Mr. Unwin, 26 Paternoster Square. They will be year, and 1,287 given away. A considerable 500 frs. (£20) to the committee formed for

proportion of the circulation was in the Trans- erecting a monument to Eugène Delacroix, and carefully preserved and duly returned.

vaal, New Zealand, Canada, and Sweden ; and the Municipal Council of Paris has also resolved MR. PAGET TOYNBEE is engaged upon a new much interest in the subject was reported from to contribute to the fund. Critical and General Dictionary to the “Divina Bengal.

THE Société de l'Histoire de France has reCommedia,” based on the Vocabularis Dantesco

ACCORDING to the Ottawa correspondent of solved to undertake the publication of the Liber of Prof. Blanc. The work will form a volume the Scotsman, the first “girl graduate” in arts querulus de excidio Britanniae of St. Gildas

“Bohn's Series” published by Messrs. in Ontario 'took her degree at the recent (sixth century). M. de la Borderie will prepare George Bell & Sons.

convocation at Queen's College, Kingston. a critical text, with a translation, and will give LAST week we stated that the General Board She was the gold medallist of her class, and in an Appendix a redaction of the text made of Studies at Cambridge had nominated five Principal Grant announced that he would in the twelfth century, probably by Robert de university lecturers in history. We are now “back her against any classical scholar in Torigny. able to add that St. John's College has supplied Canada.” At the recent convocation at Victoria an omission by appointing Mr. J. Bass Mul- College, the first “ girl graduate”, in science Paris) announce a work on Norman Architecture

MM. DES FOSSEZ ET CIE. (13 Rue Bonaparte

, linger to deliver lectures on history for two also took her degree. Last year, at the same

in Normandy and England in the Eleventh and college, the degree in medicine was conferred Twelfth Centuries, by M. V. Ruprich-Robert

, years from next Michaelmas. THE Thirlwall Memorial Committee has on a woman, while Queen's College has con

comprising historical and descriptive text with ferred three such degrees this year. offered to the University of Cambridge the sum

over 200 illustrations, and about 176 plates. of £1,175 10s. to found a “ Thirlwall Prize" for COREA, having entered into treaty relations The price to subscribers will be 240 frs. a dissertation on some historical subject in- with foreign Powers, has thought it necessary volving original research. to start a newspaper. Being the first attempt

M. EUGÈNE MÜNTZ's next book will be La MESSRS. SAMUEL BAGSTER & Sons will be at journalism, too much is not to be expected Renaissance en Italie et en France à l'Epoque de

Charles VIII. The diplomatic and military the publishers in England of a reprint of from the Metropolitan Ten-day Gazette as yet. Tyndale's translation of the Pentateuch (1530), Though somewhat a long title, the Metropolitan history of the period is dealt with by the late edited by the Rev. Dr. J. 1. Mombert from the Ten-day Gazette is good, and the sixteen pages Ooto ber by Messrs. Firmin-Didot,

who likecopy in the Lenox Library, New York. Up to of which each number consists are probably

wise announce Le Livre-Journal de Madame October of this year the subscription price will quite as much as can be conveniently filled in a be one guinea, for a volume of about 150 octavo country where public affairs have to be handled Eloffe, Marchande de Modes, Couturière lingère pages.

very carefully. Chinese has been chosen in ordinaire de la reine Marie-Antoinette et des

preference to Corean as the language to be Dames de sa Cour (1787-93), edited by the Lady Lowater's Companion, by the author of employed, and both type and paper do credit Comte de Reiset, and a Dictionnaire historique St. Olave's, &c., will shortly be published by to Corean enterprise.

et pittoresque du Théâtre et des Arts qui o'y Messrs. Hurst & Blackett in three volumes.

A MAP of Austria-Hungary, by I. Hátsek,

rattachent, by M. A. Pougin. THE new volume of “Hurst & Blackett's exhibiting by tiuts the number of persons able THE Société générale de Librairie catholique Standard Library ." will be The Real Lord to read and write, in the last number of Peter-|(76 Rue des Saints-Pères, Paris) is about to Byron, by Mr. John Cordy Jeaffreson.

mann's Mitteilungen, gives food for reflection, publish by subscription, at the price of LADY SOPHIA PALMER has written for the and very clearly shows that legislation alone is 35 frs. per volume, a photographic pageJuly number of the Quiver a description of her not sufficient to bring about a high standard of for-page reproduction of Mansi's Sacrorum ascent of the First Cataract of the Nile, which education. The number of persons able to read Conciliorum omnium Collectio (1759, &c.), in lies just above Assouan, and is one of the first and write is highest in the German provinces, thirty-one volumes folio. The original work difficulties to be overcome in navigating the lowest in Galicia, Dalmatia, and the Bukowina, is very searce, and fetches about 3,000 frs. The Nile in the direction of Khartoum and the whilst Hungary holds an intermediate position successive volumes will appear at intervals of Soudan.

While in the Vorarlberg eighty-two persons two months. THE Antiquarian Magazine for July will con

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UNDER the title of “Rosette,” the current tuin an article on the Old Tolhouse at Great the number of those

possessing these accomplish. number of La Revue britannique gives a trans; E. P. Loftus Brook, and the completion of the sixteen districts in which less than five per cent. entitled Exchange no Robbery. Yarmouth,” now under restoration, by Mr. ments in Dalmatia and the Bukowina scarcely

ion of Miss Betham-Edwards's story called exceeds nine. Nay, there are no fewer than

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A SECOND edition of The First and Second Grine wezki; and a notice on "little-known con- would also form an acceptable vignette. Battles of Newbury has just been issued by Messrs

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naturalist. of this exhaustive guide to two of the most Lady of Shalott”:important conflicts of the period.

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mortifying contrast with our ignoble failures ; THEOLOGY.

and when the Germans, like their Gallican and OBITUARY.

Italian neighbours, are proposing industrial
MARTIN, l'Abbé. Introduction à la Critique textuelle colonies in Asia and Africa.

du Nouveau Testament. T. 2. 40 fr. "Description

technique des Manuscrits grecs relatifs au Nouveau Capt. Cameron informs us, and we are glad Ox Saturday last the little graveyard of the Testament conservés dans les Bibliothèques de to hear it, that the promoters deprecate all Unitarian Meeting-house at Knutsford, in WICHELHAGS, J. Akademische Vorlesungen üb. das commercial enterprise in their own case, and Cheshire, was thronged by some six hundred Neue Testament. persons who had attended to pay a last tribute

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Leipzig : Duncker & travelling employés. I venture to hope that

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by his efforts on the Gold Coast. Allow me in NOORDEN, C. v. of Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester, hrsg. v. W. Maurenbrecher. "Leipzig: Duncker & your columns to wish him every success, and and retained the position until his death. The Humblot. 6 M. 40 Pt.

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none the less glad to print our correspondent's Comparatively little of Mr. Gaskell's work

letter.] has been printed. A number of sermons,

PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY. some lectures the Lancashire Dialect BRAUN, M. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Fauna baltica.

COVERDALE'S « (1853),

SPIRITUAL SONGS.” small volume of

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June 12, 1884. Rhymes (1839), only inadequately repre- ESSEN, E. Ein Beitrag zur Lösung der aristotelischen sent his powers.

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As the contributor to whom the German deponent of English literature; and his class GADA Einiges üb. Ceatren u. Leitungsbahnen im partment of Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology

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bodied in a list appended to the article for the tions of a long and busy life will have prevented

Dictionary on Coverdale's “Goostly Psalmes,"

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originally sent in some two years ago, and BRUOK, S. This is to be regretted, for he had an abundant

Quae veteres de Pelasgis tradiderint. finally revised about nine months since. With

Breslau: Koebner. 1 M. 20 Pf. fund of literary anecdote and reminiscence, and GRIMM, J. . W. GRDOM. Deutsches Wörterbuch.

the permission of the editor of the Dictionary, I was an admirable raconteur. How few now

7. Bd. 5. Lig. Niederkunft-Nothwendigkeit. Bearb: shall be glad to furnish Mr. Herford with the

v. M. Lexer. Leipzig. Hirzel. 2 M. remain who can claim, as he could, to have had | HUENDGEN, F.

complete list. Hoping that you will pardon

Das altprovenzalische Boëthiuslied this defence against any future cavils. as guests, among a host of others, Wordsworth,

unter Beifügung e. Uebersetzg., e. Glossars, erklär. “Barry Cornwall," and Charlotte Brontë. In Anmerkgn., sowie grammat. u. metr. Untersuchga.

JAMES MEARNS. Oppeln: Franck. 6 M. Manchester his position was patriarchal; and LIZERAY, H., et W.OʻDWYER: Leabar gabala. Livre the tall thin figure and fine head, with its

des Invasions traduit de l'Irlandais. Paris : Maison


neuve. 10 fr. benevolent aspect, will be missed in many REINHARDT, F. Die Casualsätze u. ihre partikeln im

Oxford : June 16, 1884. circles where it was an ever welcome guest. Tirne unge Studien pur rumänischen Philologie

. taine to Thomas Hearne, preserved among the

The following letter from Sir Andrew FounWILLIAM E. A. Axon.

1. Thl. Breitkopf 8M


He was



Rawlinson Correspondence in the Bodleian, In the third edition of the work to which Mr. scription implies & Greek-speaking population. may be not unacceptable to those interested in Mayhew. kindly refers. I have ,,ventured. to I have often seen monuments with Hebrew inthe recent sale of the Fountaine Collection, a adopt this term "the night-hag” for Lilith, scriptions erected by Jews to their friends large portion of which was formed by Sir all unknowing of the appropriateness which the present day in this country; but no one Andrew. As a contributor to Hickes' Thesaurus, Mr. Mayhew has revealed in it.

would think of inferring from this that there and as a friend of Swift and of many of the

From Isaiah to Gesenius is not a wide jump; was a Hebrew-speaking population in the men of letters of Queen Anne's time, Fountaine may I chronicle a fact respecting the latter neighbourhood. Other Greek inscriptions have fully deserves the place allotted to him in scholar, gathered from the Life of Vatke the been found in England-two on the line of dictionaries of biography. I may add that the theologian (Berlin, 1883)? It seems that about Hadrian's Wall (one of which is in hexameter "small present” here alluded to was sent 1832 attempts were made by the party of the verse), and another at Ellenborough in Cumvery shortly afterwards to Hearne, and consisted orthodox reaction to expel the two great ration- berland, and another metrical one at Chester. of a gift of twelve guineas in acknowledgment alists, Wegscheider and Gesenius, from their

WILLIAM RIDGEWAY. of the dedication to the writer of Hearne's chairs at Halle, and that Gesenius came to Berlin

[Three or four other correspondents have edition of Justin,

to plead his cause with the Minister Altenstein, also detected the hexameter.]
"Narford. Jan. 24. 1703.

The great Semitist also called on his old pupil

Vatke, and vehemently declared that he would “I received yours yesterday, am very glad not tolerate a repetition of such insults ; you have finished your Edition of Justin, and “Oxford,” he said, “is bent on having me; I can

HUNTING THE WREN, think myself much obliged to you for the honour go there to-morrow; Oxford offers me as many

London : June 16, 1884. you have done me in prefixing my name to it; Ipounds sterling as I have thalers in Halle.”

The custom of hunting the wren is still obonly wish for your own sake that you had pitcht The dates of the appointments to the Laudian served on St. Stephen's Day in the Isle of Man. upon somebody to patronize your book who had Arabic Professorship and the Bodleian Librarian- In Train's History it is related that the cere. bin more able to serve you than I am; though ship do not favour a hypothesis that some nobody can be more willing, and would embrace hopes of either of these preferments had been mony was founded on a tradition that a fairy of with more satisfaction any oppertunity of serving held out, and who could have thought of

uncommon beauty once exercised such influence you than I shall. I cant inform you how you can Gesenius ? Dr. Pusey?

over the male population that she induced

T. K. CHEYNE. send anything safely to me in this place. but I

many to follow her sweet voice until she led sha!l be in London in lesse than a month and

them into the sea, where they perished. To therefore desire you to defer sending the book till

prevent the island being exhausted of its then least it shou'd miscarry; for which very

defenders & knight-errant laid a plot for the THE GREEK INSCRIPTION AT BROUGH-UNDERreason I doe delay sending you the small present

destruction of the siren, who only escaped at & I hope you will except, as an earnest of greater,

moment of extreme hazard by assuming the when in my power.

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge:
June 16, 1884.
form of a wren. In consequence of this

, on If I chance to meet with Brown Willis I will not faile to put him in mind of Returning your words with reference to the very

interesting their energies to the extirpation of the fairy

, May I trespass on your space to say a few the specific anniversary the islanders devoted you that I hope you design to publish some of his Greek inscription which we owe to Prof. Sayce? and wrens were pursued, pelted, and fired at works yourself ; for if it depends upon Mr. Tanner It seems to be one of those metrical sepulchral with religious care, the belief being that they of that Author. Ide fain know what any man is amples in the Greek Anthology (book vii.). had a peculiar charm in preserving their posable to publish that has a young wife and a law Certainly ll. 6, 7, and part of 8 make an

sessors from shipwreck. "Any fisherman who suite upon his hands? I doubt the husband has hexameter as they stand-xaîpe où, taī, tap 8800 proceeded to sea without such & safeguard spoilt the Editor; therefore pray Mr. Herne take kijutep Orntov Blow &pos. We need not resort to

was considered exceedingly foolhardy. care of Matrimony. Keltic explanations for epans, kompaynve (or..),

At the present time, on the morrow of ChristIf anyone is going to make a new Edition of


mas Day, groups of boys proceed from door to Dr. Plots Nat. Hist. of Oxfordshire, I hope he'l the inscription itself or a facsimile

, it would be door carrying a wren suspended in the centre os book itself is at present: for I dont think the absurd to attempt wholesale restorations, how- two hoops, which are decorated with evergreens publick at all the wiser for knowing that the ever tempting. Nevertheless, a few remarks and ribbons. The boys pluck the feathers from Mosse which grows upon the Hogsheads at the may be made on the copy given in the ACADEMY, the unfortunate bird and give one to each Maremaid has a different foliage from that wch L. 1: EkkaideXeTnTN-S is probably for érkalde liberally disposed householder, singing meangrows upon the Barrells at the Kings head &c. kérns = sixteen years old, sc. Ở tais Epuns (1. 11). while a rhyme, of which the burden is

"I have lately purchased a parcell of Brasse For similar statements of ages, especially in " We hunted the 'wran' for Robbin the Bobbin, Coines, and amongst 'em there is one of Domitian the case of those who have died in early youth,

We hunted the wran for Jack of the Can, that is very well preserved with this Reverse cf. Anthol. Pal. vii. 600. This explanation

We hunted the wran for Robbin the Bobbin, KANATA ZNP, there is one in Vaillant with

We hunted the wran for everyone."
KANNOA ZNP, and I am at a losse to know pch is disposes of a month Idôn in 1. 2.
L. 3: vrouoryns. Should we divide it into úró

J. W. Ross BROWX. the true reading, the Epoch on both is the same, and I dont doubt but they were coined by the

μοι γης

“Beneath the earth to my sorrow"? same city. if mine corrects Vaillant I shall value pur is either vocative or accusative of 'Epuns,

Coombe Vicarage, near Woodstock: June 14, 1884. it the more, and therefore intreat Dr. Hudsons or which was commonly used as a man's name,

The following is the custom in the Isle of your opinion of it.

for which vide Index to C. 1. G., not to speak Man, as given by Waldron (Works, 1731, “I should be glad to know whether you have of Martial's familiar“Hermes suppositicius sibi

p. 155) received the Walnuttree cup wch I got tipt with ipse.” silver and an inscription put upon it when I was L. 4: koupaynve(i). Both Commāgene, as the the servants in general have a holiday, they go not

“On the 24th of December, towards evening, all last in London. I left it with my Bro' in law and name of a district in the North of Syria, and to bed all night, but ramble about till the bells directed him to send it to you. pray give my the adjective Commāgenus are of common ring in all the churches, which is at twelve o'clock ; humble service to Dr. Miller, Dr. Hudson and Mr.

occurrence in classical authors. As we find the prayers being over, they go to hunt the wren, and, Thwaites; and assure yourself that I am most short form rpitos for rpitous, we need not be after liaving found one of these poor birds, they sincerely "Si

astonished at véros for vérous (cf. vérodes kalns kill her, and lay her ou a bier with the utmost your reall friend and Αλοσύδνης).

solemnity, bringing her to the parish church, and “ humble servant

L. 5: DIAB.wtos, probably for pilobíwtos, the burying her with a whimsical kind of solemnity, "A. FOUNTAINE. first syllable being lengthened, as it often is singing dirges over her in the Manks language, in heroic and elegiac poetry.

which they call her knell ; after which Christmas " Mr. Hearne at Edmund Hall

L. 10: κιμωη •••

m (to which may belong the begins." " in Oxford

preceding en), is probably for kolegon.. = I would mention, as parallels of the Irish "wren“ by way of London."

May earth 'lull to sleep.” The word Koumou boys,” the Greek crow-boys (=to English likewise indicates that this sentence embodied opwviotal, those who carried about a crow with

one of the various forms of “Sit tibi terra leuis " begging-songs), and the Rhodian swallow-boys GESENIUS AND OXFORD. (Κούφα σοι χθών επάνωθε πέσοι).


who welcomed back the swallow Tendring Rectory, Colchester: June 14, 1884. To sum up, the inscription is an ordinary in Boëdromion (the month comprising the Mr. Mayhew's excellent letter on the origin metrical sepulchral epigram in memory of a second half of September and the first half of and meaning of “hag" may, perhaps, be youth called Hermes, a Syrian in origin, who October). Athenaeus (359-60) gives begging- . supplemented by a reference to “Paradise died at the age of sixteen. It is quite con- songs sung on these occasions. One may comLost,” ii. 662-65:

ventional in form. The opening lines are bio- pare with them the begging singing-boys who the night hag when callid graphical, then comes the farewell from the bore wool wreathed with olive or laurel In secret riding through the air she comes, mourner, last of all the prayer to Earth to take cipeciávn) at the Pyanopsia and the ThargeliaLurd with the smell of infant blood, to dance him gently to her breast. I must demur to the the festivals of which the former gave its name With Lapland witches."

assumption that the presence of such an in- I to the month comprising the second half of

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