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CONTENTS.

Notes. NOTES :

Page HISTORICAL VALUE OF South's SERMONS. Historical Value of South's Sermons

25 Shakspeare Readings, No. V.-"Coriolanus,” Act III.

I seldom take up the Sermons of the eloquent Sc. 1.

26 Ruby Glass

28 and witty Dr. South without feeling much surFolk Lore: - Springs and Wells — Paganism in the Six. teenth Century

78 prised that so little use is made of ihem in illusFalse Spellings arising out of Sound, by J. Waylen

29 trating the History of Eingland from the martyrCathedrals in Norway, by William É. C. Nourse

29 The true Maiden-hair Fern

dom of King Charles I. to the death of Queen Anne.

30 Cranes in Storms; Credibility of the Ancient Naturalists 31 And I now venture to offer this hint through the Queen Elizabeth's Prayer-book

32 Whimsical Book-plate

medium of the “N. & Q.;" for I feel confident

32 Minor Notes :- Lord Goring-Banquo's Ghost - Reve

that any one who reads them with a historical, as rence to the Altar - Woman executed by Burning at well as a theological view, will be well repaid for Dublin-" The proper study of mankind is man

33

his trouble. South passed a long and active life QUERIES :

in the service of the Church of England; and The Royal New England Regiment, by T. Westcott 33 Wilton Castle and the Bridges Family, by J. Lewelyn

amongst her worthies she can scarcely reckon. Curtis

34 more able or undaunted son. He was born in Why was the Dodo called a Dronte? by Richard Hooper 34

1633, and lived on, through the most eventful Minor Queries :- Similitude of an Eagle in a Braken Stalk - Dictionnaire Bibliographique - Continental

period of English history, until July 8th, 1716. Writers on Popular Antiquities - Was William the He likewise retained the full possession of all his Conqueror buried without a Coffin ? - Comitissa Ysabel - Etymology and Meaning of the Word

faculties to the last, and was more than eighty-one “Snike?"_“Sacrum pingue dabo," &c.-Can a Man years old when he delicated to the Right Hon. baptize Himself? - Seal of Mary Queen of Scots Portraits of Mary Queen of Scots - Death, a Bill of

Wm. Bromley the fourth volume of his inimitable Exchange - The Flemish Clothiers in Wales - Six Sermons : Thousand Years - Sir Roger de Coverley – The Names and Numbers of British Regiments - A Delec

** Jam senior; sed cruda Deo viridisque senectus.” table Discourse on Fishing," I'm the Laird of Windy Walls" - Mrs. Philarmonica - Admiral Sir Richard

In the year 1647, South was entered one of the 1. Strachan, K.C.B. - The Ogden and Westcott Families - Licenser of the Press

35 king's scholars at Westminster; and signalised

himself the following year by reading the Latin REPLIES : Bertram, Editor of Richard of Cirencester, by J.J. A.

prayers in the school on the day of King Worsaae

37 Charles I.'s martyrdom, and praying for his sacred Robert Forbes

majesty by name about an hour or two before he The "Heavy Shove John Hope

was beheaded. This anecdote I take partly from Optical Phenomenon

40

the memoirs prefixed to South's Posthumous Works, Origin of the Stars and Stripes, by T. Westcott One or two Passages in “ King Lear," by J. Payne Collier 41 p. 4., Lond. 1717, 8vo., and partly from his own Replies to Minor Queries: - The Chevalier St. George most valuable sermon upon Proverbs xxii. 6., -Like a fair Lily," &c.-" Roses all that's fair adorn" - Frebord - Ireland's Freedom frorn Reptiles - Por

vol. ii

. p. 188., Dublin, 1720, fol. I do wish we trait of George Fox - Punch and Judy - "Hostages to could make out the names of the youthful heroes Fortune"- Docking Horses - How the Ancient Irish

who were South's companions upon this interestcrowned their Kings – Hoax on Sir Walter Scott American Loyalists-Spanish Vessels wrecked on the ing occasion; but the good Dr. Busby was their Coast of Ireland - Suicides buried in Cross Roads Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell - American Degrees - Note

tutor, which will account for their being “really by Warton on Aristotle's Poets - - Meaning of Whit- king's scholars as well as called so." "'Possession is nine points of the law".

Age of Trees -Market Crosses

In 1651 South was elected student of Christ's

42 MISCELLANEOUS:

Church. Oxford, together with the notable John Notes on Books, &c.

Locke, and graduated Bachelor of Arts 1654. In Books and Odd Volumes wanted

the same year a thin I'ttle quarto volume was pubNotices to Correspondents Advertisements

lished by the University of Oxford to congratulate Oliver Cromwell upon the peace then concluded

with the Duteb, and sone Latin verses were con VOL. VI. - No. 141.

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tributed by South. I have read them in the emissaries amongst the rebels; or Cromwell's first above-mentioned volume, though not very lately, appearance in parliament — “a bankrupt beggarly and also in Burton's Cromwellian Diary, where fellow, with a thread-bare torn cloak and a greasy they form the subject of triumph. Very little, bat, and perhaps neither of them paid for; I think, can be made of them, and they seem a Hugh Peters; or John Owen; or the “ Preaching “ forced compliment upon the usurper" (Memoirs, Colonels ; or the Puritanical fasts commenced p. 5.), imposed most probably upon South by the after dinner;” or “the saving-way of preaching, head of his college, the notorious John Owen, who which saved much labour, but nothing else that he had been appointed to the deanery of Christ's knew of;" or the artizan preachers who could Church, Oxford, by Cromwell's interest in 1651. make a pulpit before they preached in it," and had At all events he was no favourite of Owen's, who all the confusion of Babel amongst them without opposed him severely when he was proceeding to the diversity of tongues ; “that great mufti the degree of Master of Arts in 1657, for which he John Calvin, the father of the faithful ; or the was wittily rebuked by South, as also for repri- Socinianising tendency of Grotius' writings; or manding him for worshipping God according to the “right worshipful right honourable sinners" the prescribed Liturgy of ihe Church of England. of the day ?

Indeed, “there was no love lost between them;" There are also in his Sermons sly allusions to and when Owen, who was Vice-Chancellor, set up King James II.'s breach of faith and intolerance; to represent the University of Oxford in parlia- and the real cause of his popery, as well as that of ment, he met a most manly and vigorous opposi- Charles II., is stated to have been the kindness tion, which was chiefly attributable to South. In they had received from Romanists, and the injusthe year 1658, South was admitted to holy orders tice they themselves, as well as their fathers, had by a regular though deprived bishop of the undergone from their ultra-protestant subjects. Church of England; and in 1659 preached at In fact, Dr. South's Sermons are not merely unOxford his memorable assize sermon, Interest rivalled for force of diction, masterly argument, deposed, and Truth restored. In 1660 he was and purity of style; but I could soon prove that appointed University orator. At last came the they are likewise most valuable as historical docuRestoration. South' was nominated chaplain to ments were I not fearful of trespassing too much Edward Earl of Clarendon; and in 1663 was upon the columns of the “N. & Q.”

Rr. installed prebendary of St. Peter's, Westminster.

Warmington,
Then followed, in 1670, a canonry of Christ's
Church, Oxford ; and in 1678, the rectory of Islip,
in Oxfordshire. He was chaplain in ordinary to

SHAKSPEARE READINGS, NO. V.- "CORIOLANUS,"

ACT III. sc. 1. King Charles II. ; and refused several bishoprics during his reign. He afterwards refused an Irish “ Bosom multiplied" versus “ Bisson multitude." archbishopric when James II. was king, and Dissenting from the general acclaim with which Lord Clarendon, the brother of his great patron the proposed substitution of this latter phrase bas Lord Rochester, was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. been received, it is due to the notoriety of the

He did not sign the document inviting over emendation, as well as to the distinguished names William of Orange, for he held the doctrine of by which it is advocated, to explain the grounds passive obedience. Yet, subsequently, when King upon which I declare my adhesion to the old reading. James had left England, he did not become a But, in the first place, I wish to observe that I Nonjuror ; but, with a memorable compliment upon cannot perceive anything in the proposed alterathe deprived bishops, he refused to accept any of tion to exalt it above the common herd of conjectheir vacant sees.

tural guesses : on the contrary, with the example When Bishop Sprat died, South was offered the of bisson conspectuities in the same play, nothing see of Rochester and Deanery of Westminster, appears more obvious than the extension of the same but refuser upon the plea of his advanced age. correction to any other suspected place to which (PosthumoWorks, p. 137.) In fact, he was a great it might seem applicable. Dealing with it, thereand good man, and his witticisms must not make fore, merely as conjectural, I reject it,us forgetful of his true-hearted allegiance to the 1. Because the apologue of “the belly and the Church of England. When the Socinians were members,” in the first scene, gives its tone to the gaining ground in consequence of the Act of Tole- prevailing metaphor throughout the whole play. ration, the voice of South was raised most warmly Hence the frequent recurrence of such images as against them. And if we want to know Paritan- "the many-headed multitude," “ the beast with ism in its rampant state, we must read South as many heads butts me away,” “the horn and noise well as Cleveland's Poems or Hudibras.

of the monster," “ the tongues of the common Has any one ever described more vividly than mouth," &c. ; and hence a strong probability that, South the apparent sanctity and real profligacy of in any given place, the same metaphor will prevail. the Puritanical leaders; or the mixture of papal 2. Because in Coriolanus there are three several

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