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to have been stipulated for in the original grant the manner of old port wine. Of this ossuaire, as of money at the foundation of this institution, it is termed, I possess a very exact plan, including to perpetuate the Middle Ages custom in this a considerable portion of the adjacent passages, seminary at the Christmas time. The happy boy- made“ sous la direction des ingénieurs des mines" bishop's attendants are a deacon and subdeacon, in 1857; and a few years preriously I saw at the selected by his lordship generally from the Italian office of the director a plan in the course of exeportion of the community. His episcopal func- cution on a large scale of the whole of the Cartions cease the day after the Epiphany."
rières. An accurate guide to these excavations is I. will be very thankful for your insertion of indeed absolutely necessary, as men are constantly this note, as all Christmas usages are of much | employed in making good with masonry the old interest to your readers.
David Flym. supports, which from time to time give way under DUR OR Dour (4th S. vi. 500.)_The usual the weight imposed upon them. Formerly the meaning of dur, dour, dor, found in geographical
Catacombes formed one of the regular lions of the names, is water, from the Welsh dwr (dwfr), |
city, but for a long period access to them on the Cornish dower, dour, douar, lhour ; Armoric dour,
part of visitors has been strictly prohibited. The douar : Gaelic' dobhar, domhar, dur : Irish dur. | usual approach is by a stair in a courtyard adjoinFiondour (fionn-dur) is = white or fair water;
ing the Barrière d'Enfer, but there are not less and Durdoman may mean deep water (dur-dom
than fifty entrances in all.
R. H. D. B. hainn). Wachter says that dur in some Con
FERT, OR F. E. R. T. (3rd S. passim ; 4th S. vi. tinental names is = trajectus fluminis : hence
461.)-The opinion of RHODOCANAKIS, that these Bojodurum, " trajectus Bojorum in. Noriço."; letters originally formed one word, and bore a Batavodurum, trajectus Batavorum in Belgio ;
natural and not a sort of anagrammatic meaning, Duren, Durstede, Durocassium (Dreux), &c. The
seems to be perfectly well founded. His statename Leadu is not derived from this root, aud
ment of the use of the word in the arms of Savoy the only etymological part of the word is l_d.
before the date of the defence of Rhodes is con
R. S. CHARNOCK. Gray's Inn.
clusive on that point. What, then, was the meaning
of the word ? Here is a suggestion which naturally Dur=water in British. GEORGE BEDO. presents itself to the mind. The princes of the house Dwr is British, perhaps European, for water
of Savoy set up, from a very early period, to be Dwrwent, I believe, though I am not certain, | very pious. Amadeus was a favourite name with meaning running-water, a river. This may bé / them. A cross was their cognisance. The most found in Derwent-water, a not uncommon form of fitting word to apply to it would be Fert in the adding a current word with the same meaning to proper and popular sense of the verb “He bears,"
indicating that He, of whom the Cross was the Derby, a place by water, the river being the Der typical emblem, bore the sins of the world. A went, pronounced - Darrand," and assuming in clever and insinuating courtier might afterwards the dialect of the neighbouring counties the discover that the letters of the word could be apharder form of « Trent." There is a Herefordshire | plied as a flattering eulogium to the Defender of river Dour, and I have no doubt but the word
Rhodes, and the discovery once made and pubDouro has the same origin.
J. PLACE. lished would be readily adopted by a delighted THE PARIS CATACOMBS (4th S. vi. 369, 467.)-1
prince and a loyal people. But it is a curious
fact that the very prince to whom this sort of Your correspondent H. H. seems to have fallen
flattery was applied, and to whose martial galinto the common mistake of confounding the Catacombes of Paris with the Carrières. The fact is
lantry writers of a subsequent date (Sansovino, the Catacombes form but a comparatively small por
Della Origine de' Cavalieri, Venice, 1583) ascribed tion of the vast subterranean maze which extends
the origin of the word itself as a heraldic distincunder the southern quarters of Paris, and from
tion, took for his own device a running stream, which was quarried the stone for the building of
with the motto “ Vires acquirit eundo" (Bertoold Lutetia. In 1785 a certain part of these ex
| lini, Compendio della Storia della Reale Casa di cavations was separated from the remainder by a
Savoia). thick wall, and was otherwise prepared for the BARBERS' FORFEITS (4th S. iii. 264.) – Twentyreception of the bones to be taken from the ceme- five years ago no allusion to a razor as a weapon tery of the Innocents. In the year following the or as a suicidal instrument was permitted, under place was consecrated by the clergy under the ' a fine of a hallon of beer, in any of the Dartioru name of the Catacombes, and from that date to
| barbers' shops. In the celebrated breweries of 1814 numerous consignments of human remains the same town the word water is tabooed under a removed from the various intramural church- heavy fine: the article when alluded to must be yards have been made to those gloomy bins, styled liquor.
A. J. DUNKIN. where the skulls are stacked up very much after 44, Bessborough Gardens, South Belgravia.
THE Soyg "DOUGLAS" (4th S. vi. 503.)-This | English. It is exceedingly doubtful if any MS. song has also been set to music by Clara Bell (not of the English translation ever existed. Chal"Claribel"), and was published six or more years mers tells us Haym died in March 1730, and that since. I bave vainly endeavoured to find by his effects were sold by public auction shortly whom. Can any reader assist me? I have it in after that event. If so, an inspection of the manuscript, and most of my friends prefer it to auction catalogue might throw some light upon Lady Scott's rendering. In each case the words the subject. An impression of the portraits of are somewhat altered from the original as pub Tallis and Byrd in one plate, engraved for Haym's lished at p. 292 of “Poems, by the author of John work, is in my possession. It is probably unique, Kalifar," where it is headed “Too late,” followed and much valued by EDWARD F. RIMBAULT. by the line
IRISI CAR AND NODDY (4th S. vi. 545.)—If “Dowglas, Dowglas, tendir and treu.”
MR. LLOYD consults “ N. & Q." 3rd S. vi. 115, 116,
JAMES BRITTEN. | he will find, I think, all the information he reOLD CHRISTMAS CAROL (4th S. vi. 506.)—MR. quires. I sent the particulars in reply to a similar PAYNE is evidently not aware that the Latin inquiry from A. T. L.
ABHBA. song, of which he gives only the first three verses, “TIE BITTER END” (46h S. vi. 340. 427. 510.). appeared entire in “N. & Q.” (4th S. ii. 557). It I did not mean that this phrase was ungrammawas sent by me, apropos of an old Latin poem of | tical or nonsensical, but that it was silly in the & somewhat similar kind sent by MR. HAZLITT connexion in which it seems always to be used (4th S. ii. 390). As the first three verses differ
with us. It is always said of a war, or of someconsiderably in my copy from those sent by NR. thing of which the whole course is bitter or evil Parse, it is more than probable that the suc
as well as the end ; indeed the end of a war or ceeding verses are as much at variance in our
the like is surely less bitter than the rest of it; respective copies. I will here repeat merely the whereas the whole point of the passage in the first three as I have always heard them :
Prorerbs is the contrast between the ways of the * Dic mihi, quid sit unus ?
woman and the end of them. LYTTELTON. Unus est verus Deus, qui regnat in cælis.
I venture to submit the following explanation “ Dic mihi, quid sint duo ? Daæ tabulæ Moysis :
of this phrase : A war carried on to “ the bitter Unus est verus Deus, qui regnat in cælis.
end” is a war carried on " to the death.” The « Dic mihi, quid sint tres ?
interchangeableness of the terms arises thus: The Tres Patriarchæ.
Jews have a legend (Talmudic, I have no doubt) Due tabule Moysis :
to the effect that immediately before dissolution l'nus est verus Deus, qui regnat in cælis." an angel comes to the bedside of a dying man and The reader is referred for the nine succeeding drops upon his tongue one drop of an intensely verses to “ N. & Q." at the above reference.
bitter liquid, which deprives him of the faculty I am no Sanscrit scholar, and know nothing of of speech; a second drop takes away his sight; Indian literature. But I have seen a Hebrew aud a third terminates his existence. (It is many poem, or song of similar construction, though not years since I read the legend, and I am writing on a sacred subject, but more resembling our well- | from memory, but this repetition is substantially known “House that Jack built.” Indeed these accurate.) Hence the phrases "the bitterness of songs, made to be repeated backwards at the end of death is past," “there be some standing here who Each verse, seem to have been favourite composi- shall not taste of death," and others, which will tions in all ages and countries. The Hebrew song readily occur to the reader. J. L. CHERRY. turns upon a kid, and is pretty evidently the Hanley. original model of our “House that Jack built." | LORD BYRON'S “ ENGLISH BARDS," ETC. (4th S. I saw it in private possession; but a translation / vi. 368, 449, 480.)-The late Lord Dundrennan is given in Halliwell's Nursery Rhymes, together obtained from Lords Brougham and Jeffrey a with some others of a similar character, including holograph note from each, containing a list of the famous story of the “ Old Woman and her their articles in the Edinburgh Review. These he Pig.” This last, however, is not well given. The
collected and bound up as part of their works. ditty as I always heard it in childhood is far The article on Byron was in Jeffrey's list, and not better, but I fear hardly worth insertion in the
in Brougbam's. These volumes were sold at a pages of "N. & Q.," though I should willingly very high price at the sale of the library of Lord send it, if desired.
F. C. H.
J. S. N. F. Hayu's “HISTORY OF MUSIC" (4th S. A friendly word or two with J. H. Dixon. vi. 33.)— It seems that Haym's History of Music Montgomery's Wanderer of Switzerland could Tas originally written in Italian, and in 1726 | hardly be called “a juvenile effort," as the author proposals were made for publishing the work in was thirty-five years old when he wrote it. Nor
was it ever so considered by any class of readers It may perhaps be of some assistance to A.F.H. either in England or in America, where it has to know that about nine miles from Devizes is a long since gone through a score of editions.
small hamlet called Manningford Bohun. Of Jeffrey's authorship of the review in the
A. B, T. Edinburgh, Montgomery never entertained the least
"THE DANISH Bor's Song" (4th S. vi. 501.) doubt.
If Lord Byron applied the epithet “raving” to 11 Lord Byron apphed the epithet
“ Among the remote mountains of the N.W. people
raving, lo still fancy they hear on the evening breeze tones as if Montgomery, no term could have been less of strings played upon, and melancholy lays in a foreign appropriate. Montgomery himself published in tongue. It is The Danish Boy,' who sadly sings the 1824 two volumes of Prose by a Poet ; but the old bardic lays over the barrows of his once mighty work had too little of the sensational style, and
forefathers.”- Worsaae's Danes and Norwegians in Engtoo much of a pious tone, to become popular, and
land, p. 90.
W. S. has never, I believe, been reprinted. The Church and the Warming-pan was a youth
SHELLEY'S “DÆMON OF THE WORLD" (4th S. ful jeu d'esprit, but it was never “famous," nor
v. 534; vi. 159.)
I have only lately seen these did it deserve to be so on any account: it was, as
remarks by C. D. L. and MR. J. E. HODGKIN: Dr. Dixon says, " considered as mere fun.” The | perhaps some other correspondent has already author was not “ prosecuted and convicted” for
| furnished the requisite explanation, but of this I publishing it; but, on two occasions, for libels of
am not aware. a very different character. It was reprinted as a
The difficulty raised by C. D. L. is briefly this: spiteful annoyance to the poet by some unprin
That Shelley, after he had in 1813 issued Queen cipled townsman, who had “his labour for his
Mab as a printed book, spoke of it in 1816 (when pains”; for it may be doubted whether Mont
he published the revised and abridged version of
it termed The Demon of the Worla) as" a poem gomery ever became aware of the existence of the reprint.
which the author does not intend for publication."
It would seem that C. D. L. has not reflected « THAT Man's FATHER,” ETC. (4th S. vi. 232,
upon the difference between a book printed and a 288, 488.)-It seems to me that my critic, MR. book published. Queen Mab was printed by WILLIAM BATES, is the one who is wrong in this
Shelley in 1813, but was not published by him matter. Admitting, as I am required to do, that
either then or at any later date. This fact, Lapthe son of your father's son may be your nephew,”.
prehend, removes every difficulty. The matter is I fail utterly to see what bearing the admission set forth more in detail in the notes to my recent has upon the original query, which was —
re-edition of Shelley, vol. i. pp. 464, 473. “Two men were walking along a portrait-gallery ;
W. M. ROSSETTI. one observed to the other, pointing to a portrait, “That
56, Euston Square, N.W man's father was my father's only son. What relation is the portrait to the speaker ?”
OLD PAINTING: CHRIST'S PORTRAIT (4th S. vi. That MR. BATES hastened to put me right 231, 449.) — These portraits of Our Lord, from & without much attention to the question is evident | Byzantine original, are not uncommon; my father from his introducing a line which is rendered has met with seven or eight. I have before me a unnecessary by the words “ only son” in the slight sketch of one he varnished for Colnaghi in above. The query itself is slight enough, and no Feb. 1845. A profile face turned to the left of "superhuman effort of wisdom" was claimed for the spectator; hair long and peaky beard; the its solution. As it was thought worth putting as face of the Jewish type, much exaggerated, almost a question, I suppose it was intended to elicit a grotesque; painted in an oval on a square panel reply; but trifles become of some importance when small folio size, with the inscription —“This is correspondents like Mr. BATES impugn the cor- the figuer of our Lorde and Saviour Ihesus, that rectness of the answer given. CHARLES WYLIE. was sente by the greate Turcke to pope Innocente DE BOHUN (4th S. vi. 501.)—IIow Sir Henry
the VIII. to redeme his brother that was then de Bohun was slain by the Brúce at Bannockburn
| taken prisoner.” At Spooner's, 379 Strand, may is well known; but it is probably not so well
be obtained a shilling photograph of a head of known that the old poem of (William of Palerne"
Christ with a somewhat similar inscription; the was written for Sir Humphrey de Bohun, nephew
face has more of the Italian type, and is probably to King Edward II. Sir Frederic Madden gives
taken from a print.
ALBERT BUTTERY. several interesting and useful particulars about
Court of Chancery. the family in his scarce edition, which (by his
CHURCHES WITHIN ROMAN CAMPS (3rd S. V., permission) I have reprinted. (See William of | vi., vii., viii., ix., X., passim.) – A question was Palerne, ed. Skeat (Early English Text Society,
asked in “N. & Q.” some time ago about churches extra series), 1867; preface, pp. x. and xi.
enclosed in Roman camps. I am not at my own WALTER W. SKEAT. home just now, and I cannot therefore give you 1, Cintra Terrace, Cambridge.
| the necessary reference to the series and page. I
and others gave instances of churches so situ The Library Dictionary of the English Language, Etyated. Let me add to it the church of Tasburgh
mological, Derivative, Explanatory, Pronouncing, and
Synonymous. Founded on the labours of Johnson, (Ad Taum), Norfolk. C. W. BARKLEY.
Walker, Webster, Worcester, and other distinguished REDERIFFE (4th S. vi. 8.) - The description of Lexicographers, with numerous important Additions, and
an Appendix containing Vocabulary of Foreign Words, Rederiffe, co. Kent, in the Harleian MS., is incor
Glossary of Scottish Words, Classic Mythology, Prerect. It should be Surrey. A. J. DUNKIN. fixes and Affixes, Abbreviations, Arbitrary Signs, &c. 44, Bessborough Gardens.
Illustrated by One Thousand Engravings on Wood. SHEERWORT (4th S. vi. 502.)- I have never (Collins.) seen this plant, but have heard it described by a per
The Student's Atlas, consisting of Thirty-two Maps of son familiar with it as having many narrow leaves
Modern Geography, embracing all the Latest Discoveries
and Changes of Boundary; and Six Maps of Ancient without any stalk, growing about four inches long,
and Historical Geography. Constructed and engraved and in a cluster. It is commonly found on banks
by John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S. With a copious Index. in Dorsetshire, and is otherwise called gypsy salad from its frequent use by gypsies. From We have copied the elaborate title-pages of these two another person, who had been a cook, I learned new contributions to Educational Literature at length, that it was often used by the French in salads. that our readers might judge for themselves of their From this description MR. BRITTEN will pro- | claims to support. We can speak as to the excellent
manner in which they are got up, and, as far as we have bably discover the botanical name.
been able to test them, there seems to have been every F.C. H. (Murithian.)
care taken in their preparation to secure accuracy and “THE DEVIL BEATS HIS WIFE” (4th S. vi. 273, completeness. 356.)-MR. CUTHBERT BEDE has got hold of only The Life and Death of Mother Shipton; being not only a the first half of this saying. The complete phrase,
true Account of her strange Birth, the most important
Passages of her Life, and also all her Prophecies, newly as I have always heard it and used it, is: “Le
collected, &c. 1687.
I have diable bat sa femme et marie sa fille.”
Those who take an interest in the Prophecies of Mother asked some French relatives now staying with me
Shipton, or in the correspondence on this subject which about it. They have always heard it as I have
as taken place in these columns, may be glad to know of written it.
E. E. STREET. this cheap reprint of the 1687 Edition of her Life.
The Pirate, by Sir Walter Scott, Bart. (A. & C. Miscellaneous.
We must content ourselves on this occasion with reNOTES ON BOOKS, ETC.
cording the appearance of this the Thirteenth Volume of
“ The Centenarian Edition of the Waverley Novels.” The Story of Sir Richard Whittington, Lord Mayor of London in the Years 1397, 1406-7, and 1419 A.D. DEATH OF THE Rev. Canox HARCOURT.-We little Written and illustrated by G. Carr. (Longman.) thought when we inserted in “N. & Q," of Saturday last Though our learned friend Mr. Keightley has shown
some observations on longevity from the pen of this that the foundation of the story of “Whittington and his
much-respected gentleman, that he had been called to his Cat" has no claim to be considered exclusively English,
rest. The Ven. Charles George Vernon Harcourt, who there can be little question that this Burgher Epos, as
was Canon of Carlisle and Rector of Rothbury, Durham, We have no doubt a German critic would feel bound to
died on December 10, aged seventy-two. call this interesting example of the popular fictions of English ProXUNCIATION OF LATIN. — The Head the Middle Ages, is one especially English in character masters of various schools have lately held a meeting at and spirit. In speaking of “Whittington and his Cat” | Sherborne for the purpose of discussing matters relating 23 & popular fiction, we must not be misunderstood or to their profession. A resolution was passed declaring Surposed to forget that Sir Richard Whittington was a that, in the opinion of those present, the system of Latin real personage, whose former existence is attested not pronunciation prevailing in England is unsatisfactory, only by our municipal records and his benefactions to and inviting the Latin professors at Oxford and Camthe City of London, and more recently by Canon Lysons' | bridge to draw up and issue a printed paper to secure ingenious essay, “ The Model Merchant of the Middle uniformity in any change that may be contemplated. Åges," but only to that romantic portion of his story which The masters also passed resolutions relative to the exconnects his success in life with his world-renowned Cat. aminations at Oxford and Cambridge, and also one to The whole character of Whittington, and the whole spirit | this effect :-" That it is undesirable, by general legislaof the story, being as we have said essentially English, Mr. tion, to banish Greek or any special subject from any Carr has shown good judginent in selecting it as a sub- | grade of schools." jeet both for his pen and pencil. The illustrations which
CHRONICLE OF EVENTS IN 1870. - The Pall Mall he has furnished are in outline, very characteristic and
Gazette for last Monday contains so admirable a “Chrovery effective; and the artist has shown he is a diligent
| nicle of Events in the Year 1870,” that we strongly student by the pains which he has taken to secure ac
advise our readers to secure it at once. At a time when curacy in his costumes, and in the various accessories which he has introduced. The book is altogether a very
such stirring events are taking place, and so close on one handsome one, and certainly the most elaborate literary
another, it is more necessary than ever to have at hand a
“ Chronicle” of the past year to which ready reference and artistic monument which has yet been erected to the Demory of
may be made. “Sir Richard Whittington,
PECRUS VAN SCHENDEL.-The death at Brussels last Thrice Lord Mayor of London Town.”
week of this eminent artist of the Dutch school of painting
is announced Born at Terheyden, Dear Breda, in X. Funds belonging to the Guild, either in founding one or Brabant, April 21, 1806, he studied at the academy at more Sebolarships in Literature and Art, or for such Autwerp, tben under the direction of Van Brec. His , other purposes as Parliament shall think fit.” Under skilful renderisg of the varied effects of artificial light the circumstances which led to the formation of the made kom widely known and appreciated in all art circles, Guild, it would be perhaps too much to expect, yet what English as well as Continental
la poble thing it would be seeing that, admitting some POTAL ALLEET HALL_The Queen has fixed Wed- defects in its management, the Literary Fund does adDesday, March 29, for the day on which Her Majesty minister effectual assistance to Men of Letters who are proposes to open the Royal Albert Hall at Kensington.
in need of it, and that with a most considerate regard to
their susceptibility) if the managers of the Guild could Loris THE XIV.'WiG.-The Special Correspondent feel they were best promoting the objects for which it of The Times at Versailles adds the following to a de
was established, by transferring its property to the LiteBeription of tbe service beld in the chapel of the palace in rary Fand. We Wish Lord Lytton and M. John Forster. the presence of the King of Prussia :-“I am told by a than whom a larger-hearted man does not exist, would learned German, whose name is well known in England,
really give this
really give this suggestion their unbiassed consideration. end, I must add, Wales, that the origin of Louis' prodagions wig was not that he might impose on the world | THE HUSTERIAN CLUB.-Under this title a Society by its dimensions, but that he might preserve the tradi- has been instituted in Glasgow for reprinting some of the tions of his youth. When a young man he was possessed more interesting works in early English and Scotish of a very magnificent chevelure blonde, flowing and curly, | literature. The removal of the College of Glasgow, from so that it was small flattery for sculptors and painters the old site in High Street to the new buildings at Gilto make bim a model for Apollo. Bernini's chisel did morebill having called special attention to the treasures Dot please the king, and his marble now does duty out in of old literature in the Hanterian Museum, the project of the cold as Quintos Curtius. As the king grew old, and forming a Club has been revived, and has taken definite • infallible hair restorers' were not, his glory fast de- shape. The Hunterian Library contains many valuable parted, and he or his courtiers invented his wig, so as to and interesting early printed books and MSS., which are keep up a resemblance to Apollo.”
undoubtedly worthy of being reproduced, and it has thereMERS. HURST & BLACKETT's Announcements for fore been suggested that the Society shall be called “The tbe New Year comprise :--The third and fourth volumes , Hunterian Club." It is, however, not intended that its of - Her Majesty's Tower" by W. Heoworth Dixon. com. | work shall be confined to the Hunterian Collection: bnt pleting the work : " Recollections of Society in France that books of interest of an old date, from whatever and England," by Lady Clementina Davies, 2 vols, crown source obtained, shall come within the scope of the So
so; - Life and Adventures of Count Beugnot,” Minister ciety's operations. It is proposed that the reprints shall of State under Napoleon I., edited from the French by be in fac-simile, and, as nearly as possible, of the form of Miss C. M. Yonge, author of " The Heir of Redclyffe,” &c., the originals. But as there has been a great variety of 2 vols. 8vo; “ Impressions of Greece," by the Right Hon. type used in the production of our early literature, there Sir Thomas Wyse, KC.B., late British Minister at may be difficulty in getting type precisely similar to Athens, svo: “ Life and Letters of William Bewick the many of the books proposed to be reprinted, without inArtist," by Thomas Landseer, A.E., 2 vols. 8vo, with Por- curring an expense that could not be warranted, the trait by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.; “Turkish Harems Council may be compelled either to forego the reprinting and Circassian Homes," by Mrs. Harvey of Ickwell of such works, or to use, for that purpose, a type of the Bury, sro, with coloured illustrations; " Lodge's Peer- same character, although not identical with the original. age and Baronetage for 1871," under the Especial Patron The earlier works to be reprinted will probably be the age of Her Majesty and corrected throughout by the following, which are expected to be given for the First Nobility, royal &vo; and New Works of Fiction by the Year's Subscription, viz. :author of " John Halifax,” Mrs. Oliphant, Miss Amelia “ The late Expedicion in Scotlande, &c., under the B. Edwards, Mr. Anthony Trollope, Mr. George Mac Conduit of the Erle of Hertforde, &c. London, 1544," Donald, Mr. J. Sheridan Lefanu, &c.
“Expedicion unto Scotlande of the most woorthy forThe following volumes (with the Society's die mark,
tunate Prince Edward Duke of Somerset, Uncle to king “ Union Society," on the title-page and elsewhere) are
Edward Sixth, &c. By W. Patten. London, 1548."
"A Dialogue betweene Experience and a Courtier, of wanted by the Cambridge University Union Society :Leigh Hunt's “ Leisure Hours in Town"; · Tales from
the miserable estate of the world. First compiled in the Blackwood," vol. xi.; Hawthorne's “ Mosses from an
Schottische tongue by syr Dauid Lyndsey, knight (a Old Manse”; “ A Life for a Life”; “ Kavanagh";
man of great learning and science), now newly corrected, Dean Stanley's “ St. Paul's Epistles," 2 rols. ; “ Web
and made perfit Englishe, &c. Anno 1566." kter's Sermons"; Dr. Vaughan's “ Church of the First
“ The Life and Acts of Sir William Wallace. EdinDay ," vol. i. ; Blunt's “Sketch of the Church”: West- / burgh, 1620." cott “ On the Gospels”; “ Westcott's' “ Bible in the A CANADIAN Novel.-We are indebted to the Pub. Church"; Maurice's “ Faith of the Liturgy”; Trench's lishers' Circular for the following extract from the Mon· Authorised Version of the New Testament”; Harris's treal Gazette : “ New Novel by a Canadian Author.- We 4 Africa". Forbes's “ British Star Fishes". Roscoe's
understand that Mr. R. Worthington, publisher, is at “ Spectrum Analysis”; Greg's “Creeds of Christendom ";
"Creeds of Christendom "; present engaged in writing a novel which is to be pubLeigh Hunt's “ Town”; Dean Stanley's “ New Testa
lished simultaneously in London and New York. The ment Revised ” ; Staunton's "Chess-player's Handbook"; leading idea of it will be the jealousies of publishers, and and Wynter's “ Curiosities of Tuil,” 2 vols.
the characters will be drawn from real life. The necesTHE GUILD OF LITERATURE AND Art, established sity of an international copyright law will be advocated veary ago by an influential body of literary men who
and the secret operations of the New York Ring exposed. were dissatisfied with the Literary Fand, is about to The reader will also be made acquainted with the myapply to Parliament for a Bill “ to dissolve the Guild, to | steries of the United States Treasury Department, and authorise the Sale of the Lands held by it, and to ap- shown how seizures are made. The book, it is expected, propriate the Proceeds of such Sale and the other will be full of interest."