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bishop Cranmer, is in Mr. Lee's hands, as is Miscellaneous.

Edmund Whitelocke, compromised in thé Essex

rebellion, and to some extent in the Gunpowder NOTES ON BOOKS, &c.

Plot. His longest contribution is that on Arch.

bishop Whitgift, and next to that the animated Dictionary of National Biography. Edited by life of Sir Roger Williams. Mr. Leslie Stephen has

Sidney Lee.-Vol. LXI. Whichcord -- Williams. an excellent biography of Blanco White, the (Smith, Elder & Co.)

author of the immortal sonnet, whose curious and The year now begun, whether it be, as Lord Kelvin diversified career constitutes very interesting readand some others think, the first of a new century ing. The life of Samuel Wilberforce, " Soapy Sam,” or the last of the old, will witness before its con- is a model of judicial fairness. Mr. C. H. Firth's clusion the completion of Mr. Lee's great task. most ini portant contribution is the life of Bulstrode Two volumes niore will conclude the alphabet, and Whitelocke. That Whitelocke paid 50,0001. to a further two the supplement of those entitled to Charles II. for his pardon is not believed, though a place who have died while the work was in Mr. Firth thinks that he paid something to the progress. We thus get four quarterly volumes king. The interesting account of Gilbert White, which will make the conclusion synchronize with of Selborne, is by Prof. Newton; that of Whytethe termination of the century. We count con- Melville is by Sir Herbert Maxwell, who does full fidently upon the maintenance of the rate of pro- justice to the lofty tone of chivalry which pervades gress, so highly creditable to all concerned with his writings. Mr. James Tait denounces the the production, which has been kept up until legends concerning Lord Mayor Whittington, which now. For once, since the volume contains the have of late obtained further vogue owing to their jour kings of the name of William, royalty occu- acceptance by Sir Walter Besant. Mr. Austin pies a considerable share in it. Of these four | Dobson contributes & characteristically graceful monarchs, long since retired from business, William account of Sir David Wilkie. We had almost the Conqueror is dealt with by the Rev. William omitted mention of many excellent biographies by Hunt; William II. is in the hands of an historian Mr. Seccombe, among which those of Thomas no less faithful and exemplary, Miss Kate Norgate; Whincop, the author of 'Scanderbeg,' Sir Charles the third William is assigned to Dr. A. W. Ward, Hanbury Williams, and Caleb Whitefoord, call of Manchester; while the fourth of the name, the for special notice. Mr. Henry Davey gives high sailor monarch, is dealt with by Prof. Laughton, eulogy to John Wilbye, the great madrigal com. who has enjoyed a practical monopoly of our great poser; Whitefield, the evangelist, occupies the Rev. naval captains and admirals, and whose work is, Alexander Gordon, and John Wilkes Mr. J. M. in this instance, to some extent different from that Rigg. Some of the printers and publishers he ordinarily executes. In Mr. Hunt's admirably Whitaker, Whittingham, &c.-are assigned Mr. condensed account the temptation to expand over Tedder. Among other contributors to this capital the battle of Hastings or Senlac is resisted, the volume are Dr. Samuel Rawson Gardiner, "Mr. information conveyed being simply that “the W. P. Courtney, Dr. Garnett, Col. Lloyd, Mr. Norman victory was complete and Harold was Lionel Cust, Dr. Norman Moore, Mr. Thompson slain." Full references to the most recent autho- Cooper, Mr. Thomas Bayne, Mr. Fraser Rae, Mr. rities on the subject are, however, given. A like F. M. O'Donoghue, and many others. reticence concerning the Red King is observed by Miss Norgate, who quotes the opinions concerning | The Bride's Mirror ; or, Mir-átu l'Arūs of Maulavi his character of the English chroniclers, and says | Nazir Ahmad. Edited in the Roman Character, that the life is exhaustively treated by Freeman in 1 with a Vocabulary and Notes, by G. E. Ward. his Norman Conquest.' 'A graphic account is! (Frowde.) given by Dr. Ward of the troubles by which the It would be a bold thing to demand even a temearly life of William of Orange was clouded, and pered enthusiasm for Hindustani literature from a of his election as Stadtholder. Dr. Ward also defends person of taste and tolerably wide reading, in whom William from the charge accepted by Lord Stan- the critical faculty is not quite undeveloped. The hope in consequence of a misinterpretation of the present writer, having studied Hindustani side by words of Burnet. Of the fourth Williani's good side with Persian and Arabic, will freely confess hearted, boisterous, and undignified career Prof. that he has come to "conclusions of disgust." CerLaughton gives an admirable account. Of half-a- tainly there is nothing in the younger language at dozen biographies, all brief, by the editor, the most all comparable to the masterpieces of the Mohaminteresting is that of George Wilkins, the author of medan classics, though imitations of these master*The Miseries of Infant Marriage.' Mr. Lee accepts pieces abound. Hence it is only from the stand. as "a likelihood ”tbat Wilkins might be responsible point of practical utility that we share the editor's for the rough and unedifying drafts “of a play hope that the study of Hindustani will some day house back" used by Shakespeare in 'Timon of be placed on the same level in England with the Athens,' and thinks “there is less doubt that study of modern European languages. His main Wilking is largely responsible for the inferior object is to furnish a suitable text-book for English scenes of 'Pericles.'” He finds, from a consultation | ladies who desire to learn Hindustani. “The Bride's of the burial records of the parish of St. Leonard, Mirror,' which appears to be a moral but amusing Shoreditch, that Wilkins died 19 August, 1603, at l tale on the lines of Sandford a

, at tale on the lines of Sandford and Merton,' is well Holywell Street, Shoreditch, of the plague. In the adapted for this purpose, and deserves (may it case of Henry Kirke White, anusingly overpraised command !) success. Mr. Ward's book is hardly a by Byron and Southey, Mr. Lee openly qualifies model of scientific accuracy, but under the circum. him as a poetaster, a severe, though possibly not stances this is no great matter, and we feel sure an unjust verdict. Edward Whitchurch, the that the ladies will pardon him. We cannot agree Protestant printer, one of those responsible for with his theories of transliteration, which merely the Great Bible, who married the widow of Arch-make confusion worse confounded. Why did he not


adopt the system approved of by the International the author may be judged. The life is illustrated Oriental Congress of 1894, and now in general use? | with many fine portraits, including one by Robert He betrays a serious misconception of the nature of Walker, from Hinchinbrooke, which shows the

netre when, in seeking to show that the future Protector a good-looking man. Other illusinitial sound of vowels has quantity as well as trations include the assassination of Buckingham, quality, he quotes

Pryone in the pillory (having his ears shorn), scene Unhousel'd, dis-appointed, un-aneled; at Newburn fight, portraits of Strafford, Sir John

Eliot, &c. 'The Walk Up-town in New York' has of which (he adds) the fourth and eighth syllables

innumerable illustrations, and gives us who have must, under any other supposition, be short. Does

s not seen it the best idea of that great capital we Mr. Ward really think that Shakespeare scanned by lhi

by have yet acquired. *The Coming of the Snow' and shorts and longs, like Virgil and Sa'di? “Deo

| 'The Poetic Cabarets of Paris' are both worth placitis," in the dedication, is meant, we suppose,

attention, – The English Ilustrated, which also for a translation of marhům, but is not Latin for

reaches us later than its wont, has an admirable anything.

picture of Miss Ellaline Terriss, a good account

of Stonehenge, a well-illustrated article, by Mr. The Unpublished Legends of Virgil. Collected

Frewen Lord, on 'English and Dutch as Allies and by Charles Godfrey Leland. (Stock.)

Enemies,' and a second on The Circumvention of FEW subjects are more interesting to the antiquary the Gunboat.' than the manner in which Virgil has come to rank, since mediæval times, as a necromancer as well as We hear with regret of the death of Mr. John a poet. In the course of using up the materials he Daniel Leader, which took place on the 30th ult., has collected from the oral recitation of the Italian at his residence, Moor End, Sheffield, at the age of peasantry, Mr. Leland has assigned a separate sixty-four. Mr. Leader was a Fellow of the Society position to those the hero of which is Virgil. A of Antiquaries and a member of other learned collection of these folk-stories he now publishes as societies, and his chief recreation from business a companion volume to the studies in Florentine was found in the study of the subjects with which folk-speech and other works concerning witchcraft such associations concern themselves. In all things and magic which he has given to the world. Not relating to the history and antiquities of Sheffield very much that is new to the student of folk-lore and a wide area around the city he was an enthuis there in the volume, which has, however, siast. His chief literary and historic work was on abundant interest, and may be read with unending the subject of the captivity of Mary, Queen of enjoynient. Very curious is it to trace the manner Scots. After many years spent in journalism, Mr. in which Roman history or myth is reshapen in Leader undertook the publication of "The Records these popular narratives in prose or verse. See of the Sheffield Burgery,'or that part of the records * The Story of Romolo and Remolo,' Virgil, the which relates to the town trustees. Emperor, and the Truffles,' 'Nero and Seneca,' and many other legends. Prose and verse are spiritedly translated, and the task of reading these curious

Notices to Correspondents. imaginings is altogether a delight. All Mr. Leland's works on folk-stories deserve to be read. We have We must call special attention to the following but one protest to make. He talks of the “Monte notices : Sybilla," near Rome, to which we can only say,

On all communications must be written the name "There 's no such place." Philological and geo

and address of the sender, not necessarily for pubgraphical accuracy are not to be ignored even by

lication, but as a guarantee of good faith. à folk-lorist.

We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. Racing. By W. A. C. Blew. (Everett & Co.) To secure insertion of communications corre. Not very much can be said about this brief and spondents must observe the following rule. Let sketchy perforniance, except that it is decidedly each note, query, or reply be written on a separate inaccurate in the names of men and horses, which slip, of paper, with the signature of the writer and abound, and bears somewhat obvious traces of

somewhat obvious traces of such address as he wishes to appear. Correspond. being compounded of occasional matter which may ents who repeat queries are requested to head the have served its turn before. Otherwise it is not easy

second communication “Duplicate.” to see how the well-known Matthew Dawson, who has | ANXIOUS (“Fruit-growing in California").--You been dead some time, is credited with now wearing should apply to one of the numerous Emigration a moustache. The cult of the “trainer” of horses | Boards for information. is absurdly written up nowadays. We agree with

QUERIST ("A Classical Confession"). — “Video Mr. Robert (not William) Black that he is little

meliora proboque, Deteriora sequor," is the passage more than a glorified groom, however much money

money you seek. You will find it in Ovid, Met.,' vii. 20. and parade of that money (see p. 88) he makes

ERRATUM.-P. 10, ‘Apology for Cathedral Service,' IN Scribner's Magazine, which reached us too for “Peach ”read Peace. late for inclusion in our monthly summary, two contributions of exceptional interest begin. One is

NOTICE. a new novel by Mr. J. M. Barrie, the nature of

Editorial Communications should be addressed to which most will guess from its title “Tommy and

“The Editor of ‘Notes and Queries?"-Advertise. Grizel.' The second, which is by Mr. Theodore ments and Business Letters to “The Publisher"Roosevelt, is entitled 'Oliver Cromwell: the Times | at the Office, Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lane, E.C. and the Man.' As we find in the opening sentence | We beg leave to state that we decline to return Cromwell spoken of as “the greatest Englishman communications which, for any reason, we do not of the seventeenth century," the point of view of print; and to this rule we can make no exception.


Studijes Beurré”-lish Travellers

LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1900. words of that writer. It will be noticed in

doing so that the ecclesiastical reckoning was CONTENTS. — No. 108.

not from the birth of Christ, but the IncarNOTES :- Beginning of the Twentieth Century, 41- Modern nation, that is the day of the Annunciation ; Zodiacs, 42-Byroniana, 43-Field-Marshals in the Army

the modern modification of taking the birth is Cowper, 4-Aubrey's Brief Lives'--Dickens-Misquotation-"Gnu," 45 – 1900 and the “Styles" - Seasonable simply in order to make the year begin at the Misprint-"Comparisons are odious"-A "Sunday'

Hare-Miss Adelaide Kemble, 46.
OCERIES :-* Hippin"-Francis Mercer-Nicholas Hem-

Day. From the time of Constantine the imington-Silbury, Devon -- Army Rank -- Carey, M.P.-Green Fairies at Woolpit" Vine"=a Flexible Shoot, 47 the Africa the grave of reputations "-Mr. Binglinia 313 when the’edict of Milan was put

period of fifteen years, the first of which began "Argh"--Inscriptions at the Parish Church, Scarborough -"Bally" and * Ballyrag"-Suffolk Name for Ladybird,

forth under the joint authority of Constan48 - Sir E. Widrington - "Petigrewe" - The Pen: a Journal '- Willis and Puckridge Families - Island of tine and Licinius, and eleven years before the Providence-"Old Jamaica,” 49.

foundation of Constantinople. Now we will REPLIES: -South African Names, 49-Order of the Bath,

turn to Dionysius (the surname Exiguus has 50)-Gray and Walpole-" Horning "_"Nimmet"--Scott Quotation-Scandal about Queen Elizabeth-Clerks of the been taken to mean either that he was small Board of Green Cloth-Right of Sanctuary -“Frail," 51

in stature or humble in mind), who begins - Cardinal York - Vowel Combination eo - Origin of * Tips"-J. D. S. Douglas-Iron Pavement-Flaxman's

his ‘Argumenta Paschalia'thus :Wife, 52 — Lincoln's Inn Fields "Sock" - Doctor," Christian Name, 53-Brothers with same Christian Name

“Si nosse vis quotus sit annus ab incarnatione -Marriage and Baptism Superstitions— "Soft as a toad " Domini nostri Jesu Christi, computa quindecies -Thomas Brooks, 54-Delaval-"Polder": "Loophole"

| XXXIV., fiunt Dx. ; iis semper adde xii, regulares, -Browning's Luria' - "Howk”- Bleeding Image in

fiunt DXXII. ; adde etiam indictionem anni cujus Christ Church, Dublin, 55--Gold Coins of the Forum-* Memorize"-"Mays "_" Hoon aff" - Correspondence

e volueris, ut puta tertiam, consulatu Probi junioris, of English Ambassadors to France, 56 - ' Pickwickian | fiunt simul anni DXXV. Isti sunt anni ab incarnaStudies '-" Boer"-Statue in Bergen, Norway-Pasquil -"Thé Beurré" - Old Church at Chingford - Cox's Museum, 57-English Travellers in Savoy-"Witchelt"= This means that the year A.D. 525 was the

m-shod-Authors Wanted, 58. XOTES ON BOOKS:-Macaulay's Works of Gower'

third of an indiction, and that if the period Adeane's Early Married Life of Lady Stanley '-Sutcliffe's By Moor and Fell' - Marillier's University

| be thirty-four periods (510 years) and twelve Magazines-Walton's 'Compleat Angler.'

years more up to A.D. 522, when an indiction

period was completed, so that 523 was the Hotes.

first year of a new indiction, as 313 was the

first of the first, 210 years or fourteen indicTHE BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETH

tion periods before. We have here, then, a CENTURY.

means of comparing the Dionysian chronoTHOSE who spell the daily papers, par- logy with that of the empire. A.D. 525 was ticularly the one which hails from Printing the third of an indiction, and the year of the House Square, must have become rather consulship of Philoxenus and Probus junior. weary of the mass of letters on so simple a This would be the (Varronian) year of Rome subject as the true date of the commence-1278; whilst A.D. 1 was the year of Rome 753, ment of the next (twentieth) century. It is and that of the consulship of Lentulus and editorially remarked in the first number of Piso. Dionysius Exiguus takes 25 March in 'N. & Q.' for the present year that we must wait that year as the date of the incarnation of another year for that commencement, which Christ, and 25 December as that of his obviously will not take place until 1 January, nativity; the modern modification takes 1901. Nevertheless, strange as it may appear, 31 December following as the end of B.c. 1, there are some who hold that it has already and the next day, 1 January, as the commencebegun ; and apparently ainongst these must ment of A.D. 1. One year from this was, of be reckoned one whose dictum reminds us of course, completed on 31 December, A.D. 1, and the expression attributed to Cicero, that the the second year of the era began on 1 Janrising of the stars was then regulated by uary, A.D. 2. In like manner, one hundred imperial decree-a rather misplaced joke at years, or one century, was completed on the reformation of the calendar by Julius 31 December, A.D. 100, and the second century Cæsar. Perhaps the following statement of began on 1 January, 101. Carrying this on, facts may be helpful.

nineteen centuries from the assumed date of It is well known that the method of the birth of Christ will be finished on 31 Dereckoning dates by the birth of Christ cember, A.D. 1900, and the twentieth century was first brought into vogue by Dionysius will begin on 1 January, 1901. All this is Exiguus in the sixth century of our era, and unaffected by the question of the true therefore it may be well to refer to the actual date of the birth of Christ, it being impoy

sible now to alter in our chronologies the one 114. Painting of the signs on the ceiling which has been so long accepted.

of the Royal Medical Library, Frankfort,

* W. T. LYNN. | seventeenth century. Blackheath.

115. Copper-plate engraving of No. 114, in

scribed “Bibliotheca Realio Medica M.ML. MODERN ZODIACS.

Francofurti, 1679," above, and “Foster exc. (Continued from 9th S. iv. 204.)

del M. Hailler fecit” below ; Paris quay 103. On the wall opposite the entrance to l box, 50 c. the first court in the Musée Carnavalet. l. 116. Picture of Franche-Comté conquered Paris, are four large bas-reliefs in stone of by Louis XIV., 1674. "The ceiling is covered the Seasons, with Aries, Scorpio, Libra, Capri- by clouds, between which are seen the signs cornus above them. by Goujon (d. 1572). It of the Fish, of the Zodiac, and of the Bull. was formerly the residence of Madame de

which indicate the months in which this Sévigné.

expedition was made." In the Hall of 104. On the rev. of a large bronze medal of

Mirrors, Versailles ; Dewharne, ‘Museum of Charles of Gonzaga, 1608, is an arc bearing | Versailles,' p. 45. Leo, Virgo, Sol in Libra, Scorpio, and Capri-1 117. Fang Sing Too; or, Maps of the cornus. In the Mint, Paris.

Constellations, consisting of nine plates by 105. In the ceiling of a ground floor gallery Ming - Ming - Go, i.e., the Jesuit Pietro in the Louvre Museum is a large oblong | Grimaldi, 1711, 4to., pp. 6. A copy is in the bronze tablet on which is seen Jupiter sup- | B. M., mentioned in ‘Bib. Bat. porting a deep band bearing half the signs

118. Bronze medal of the reign of inside and half outside, while Cupid flies with Louis XV. Rev., Atlas bearing a globe a curled snake. Henri IV. died 1610.

having signs on a band round it, 1716, 106. The Galerie d'Apollon in the Louvre

Cat. No. 4. Great hall, Mint, Paris. has its cornice on both sides adorned with 119. In the old state rooins of the Louvre are large white plaster figures of the signs, fanci- three large pieces of old tapestry representfully rendered, by Girardin et al., 1659. Iing hunting scenes, having the signs Pisces,

107. Copper - plate 8vo. engraving of Aquarius, and Aries on them respectively. 'Æstas,' husbandry, with Virgo, Sol, Leo, 120. In other rooms in the Louvre are two Cancer, in the sky; signed “M. Heein" very large pieces of old tapestry representing (C. H., born 1630), 11 in. by 10 in. In a hunting scenes, bearing in a circle at the top quay box, Paris, 3 fr.

the signs Aries and Pisces. 108. A companion engraving to No. 107, 121. In the Luxembourg Palace picture labelled 'Autumnus, with Sagittarius, gallery are three pieces of old tapestry, Scorpio, and Libra in the sky. In the bearing respectively at the top Cancer, same place, 3 fr.

Aquarius, Aries. In the sculpture gallery 109. On the rev. of a bronze medal of is a piece bearing Pisces. In Salle Caille. Nicholas Brulart of Sicily, Chancellor of botte is another large old piece with Virgo France 1613, is Apollo in a quadriga above on it. They represent hunting and country a globe bearing signs. In the great hall of scenes. the Mint, Paris.

122. In the Musée Galliera, Paris, in 110. On the ob. of a large bronze medal is the side room, on the wall, is a very large a portrait of Richelieu, 1631 ; on the rev, is a piece of tapestry having Aries in a circle at globe with twelve stars on a band. Outside the top. The border and position of sign are are seven stars on a ring. Great hall, Mint, similar to those in the Louvre. Orley made Paris.

twelve designs illustrating the months (of 111. In the Gallery D of the Louvre is a which this is one) for Marie de Bourgogne, painting by Rubens (d. 1640) of the seventeenth century. apotheosis of Henri IV., in which is an arc. 123. One of the state rooms at Fontainebleau with four signs in the sky.

Palace is hung with three large pieces of old 112. A large bronze medal to commemorate Beauvois tapestry, bearing respectively Leo, the assiduity of the King in Council, 1661, Scorpio, Taurus. contains Phæbus driving through the sky. 124. In the Gobelins Tapestry Works, Paris, beneath an arc bearing Leo, Virgo, Libra. is a large piece of tapestry representing Catalogue No. 91 A. In great hall, Mint, Paris. St. Germain's Palace, with Gemini at the top,

113. Engraving of a decoration containing | seventeenth century. the zodiac, used in an open-air festival, is in 125. In the Gobelins Works, première salle, 'Histoire du Carrousel de Louis XIV.,' Paris, is a piece of tapestry bearing Taurus on the 1672.

| top, (1) sixteenth century.


126. In another room at the Gobelins is a superbe mer, sur laquelle l'homme jamais ne peut piece of tapestry of a high form having limprimer sa trace. La terre est travaillée par lui,

les montagnes sont coupées par ses routes ;......mais si Taurus in an oval frame at the top.

les vaisseaux sillonnent un moment les ondes, la vague 127. In the dining-saloon of the Château

u vient effacer aussitôt cette légère marque de servitude, de Chantilly are seven large magnificent et la mer reparait telle qu'elle fut au premier jour de pieces of tapestry, representing hunting la création."-Chap. iv. scenes. Within circles in the centre of the “Le spectacle de la mer fait toujours une impres. lowest borders are Capricornus, Scorpio, sion profonde ; elle est l'image de cet infini qui attire Libra, Sagittarius, Virgo kneeling, Gemini, sans cesse la pensée, et dans lequel sans cesse elle Leo.

va se perdre. rappelait le temps

le spectacle de la mer animait sa jeunesse, par le _128. The constellations are. lllustrated by | désir de fendre les flots à la nage, de mesurer sa force Flamsteed in his atlas or ‘Historia Cælestis contre elle.—Chap. i. Britannica,' 1725.

The portions I have italicized seem to mo 129. Large bronze medal to commemorate & visit of the king to the Mint, bearing an and then in the very wording, to some of are with Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus,

Byron's expressions :
Sol in Sagittarius, 1719, No. 417, Cat. No. 19.
Great hall, Mint, Paris.

Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain.

Man marks the earth with ruin ; his control 130. Small bronze medal, same subject, an Stops with the shore...... nor doth remain are with Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Sol in Taurus, A shadow of man's ravage, save his own, 1719, Cat. No. 19 B.

When for a moment, &c. 131. A standing clock with a large bronze His steps are not upon thy paths, thy fields and brass face has inside the clock circle a

Are not a spoil for him ; thou dost arise

And shake him from thee. broad bronze circle with the signs engraved

Such as creation's dawn beheld, thou rollest now, on it, each divided by brass slips bearing the month names. An astronomical clock made

The image of Eternity. by Kriegseissen, and approved by the Paris And I have loved

ed by the Paris | And I have loved thee, Ocean ! and my joy Academy of Sciences, 10 July, 1726. A

| Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be

Borne, &c. revolving gilt sun points to each sign in turn. A metal globe is in the centre of the face,

The fine lines that commence stanza 182, having a circle of stars around it. The order Thy shores are empires, changed in all save theeis Egyptian ; Aries is a horse, Cancer a Assyria, Greece, Rome, Carthage, what are they? nondescript. On high wooden stand. In are referred for their probable source, by first - floor gallery. Conservatoire des Arts the editor of Murray's 'Byron,' to a remark of et Métiers, Paris, No. 7492.

Dr. Johnson's recorded by Boswell (p. 505 in 132. A famous astronomical clock, invented Croker's edition, Murray, 1890); and it does by Passemante and executed by Danthiau, not seem unlikely that Byron was also, either 1749, is in the clock-room of Louis XIV. consciously or unconsciously, utilizing in * This masterpiece of clockwork and mechan- | this poetical apostrophe the above thoughts ism is 7 ft. high, marks regularly the seconds, and language of Madame de Staël. the different phases of the moon, the position. This supposition may seem confirmed by of the heavens relative to the planets,” &c., an interesting foot-note on p. 407 of Moore's Dewharne, p. 47. Above the face is a crystal 'Life of Byron, ed. 1860. The text has globe containing a planetary, the signs being recorded the poet's habit of writing notes embossed on a broad gilt metal band around in Madame Guiccioli's books :it. The standing case and ornamental ad- “One of these notes, written at the end of the juncts are of the heaviest solid gilt metal. | fifth chapter, eighteenth book of 'Corinne' ("Frag: At Versailles Palace.

A. B. G. (ments des Pensées de Corinne'), is as follows: "I (To be continued.)

knew Madame de Staël well-better than she knew Italy-but I little thought that, one day, I should

think with her thoughts, in the country where she BYRONIANA.

has laid the scene of her most attractive produc

tion.'" IN reading Madame de Staël’s ‘Corinne'll The italics are apparently Byron's, and the have been struck with a close resemblance remark refers doubtless to the chapter ho between two passages in the first book of

had just been reading ; but it goes to show this work and several expressions in Byron's that the resemblances I have noted are not • Address to the Ocean’in the fourth canto | mere coincidences. of 'Childe Harold,' stanzas 179-184:

| The date of ‘Corinne, ou l'Italie,' is 1807 ; “On aime à rapprocher le plus pur des sentiments the fourth canto of 'Childe Harold' is dated de l'âme, la religion, avec le spectacle de cette Venice, 1818. I do not wish to be under

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