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predecessors in having connected with it no name Opportunity for its appearance will be found under of any colour, as the White, Black, or Red Book. Pond,' and of this, it is to be hoped, advantage It covers a longer period than Letter. Book F, will be taken. A series of admirably executed which extends from circa 1337 to 1352, and em: illustrations adds to the beauty and utility of a braces the period from the last-named date to 1374. book which demands close study. At Maumbury We are still in the long reign of Edward III., Ring is an oval structure the orientation of which which, however, is approaching its close, and the coincides accurately with that of Stonehenge wars with France culminato in the field of Poictiers There is held to be a probability that the first and the subsequent arrival of the French king; a solar temples of prehistoric man were built in & prisoner, at the Savoy. In October, 1355, the City manner similar to the hill settlements. equipped 20 men-at-arms and 500 archers for service in France. The results of the war were not always successful, and in 1373 the Parliament hesitated to final volume of the “Stratford Town Shakespeare,
An interesting addition is contemplated to the furnish money for its further prosecution. menaced invasion of England took place, indeed, Press of Stratford-on-Avon.
now being published by the Shakespeare Head
This consists of a and for a short time Winchelsea was in the pos. series of essays on Shakespearian subjects by wellsession of the French. The most interesting literary known scholars. record is the grant (pp. 327-8) by the Mayor, the have been secured :-Mr. Robert Bridges, who will
The services of the following Aldermen, and the Commonalty to Geoffrey Chaucer write on Shakespeare revealed in his Art'; Dr. of the mansion over Algate, together with the Richard Garnett, Cymbeline and Tragi-Coniedy'; houses built thereon, and a cellar beneath the Mr. E. K. Chambers, The Elizabethan and
Jacobear said gate, to hold the same for life. The grantors Stage'; and Mr. Charles Crawford, The Three covenant' not to use the gate as a prison during Parts of Henry VI. M. Jusserand will write on Chaucer's lifetime, but reserve to themselves the Ben Jonson's Views of Shakespeare's Art"; while right of entry into and disposal of the premises German scholarship will
be represented by Prof. for safeguarding the City if necessary, dated 1374, and has already been printed in Riley's source of each play. The editor, Mr. A. H. Bullen,
Brandl, of Berlin, who will contribute notes on the Memorials" and elsewhere. An early mention of will write critical notes on the disputed passages in the Apothecaries is found at p. 204.
the text. Other names will be announced later. Dr. Sharpe's introduction serves all the purpose the name deuotes, and, besides being a guide to the .contents, is a valuable contribution to history. Its
Notices to Correspondents. composition must be counted with the other im. portant services rendered by one of the most exact
We must call special allention to the following and erudite of antiquaries. On 4 December, 38 Ed
notices : ward JII. (A.D. 1364), John Penrose was found
On all communications must be written the name guilty, by the surveyors of the sale of wine in the City, of selling unwholesome wine. He was con- and address of the sender, not necessarily for pubdenined to drink a draught of his own wine, the lication, but as a guarantee of good faith. remainder to be poured on his head, and he was to We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. forswear the calling of vintner unless he obtained
To secure insertion of communications correthe king's favour. The price of wine was fixed, in spondents nust observe the following rules. Lot the case of Vernage, at 2s. a gallon; in that of bach note, query, or reply be written
on a separato Ryvere, Mawvesie (? Malmsey), and Romeneye slip of paper, with the signature of the writer and (Romanée) at 16d.; and Trubidiane, Mountrosse, such address as he wishes to appear. When answer Candye, Greek, Creet, Province, and Clarre at 12ing queries, or making notes with
regard to previou William Fisshe, appropriately named, was elected entries in the paper, contributors are requested to by good men of the mistery of Stokfisshmongers to be meter of eels (“mensurator ceparum"). The put in parentheses, immediately after the exact
heading, the series, volume, and page or pages to phrase "any vadlet (presumably valet] or servant
John Chaucere, men.
which they refer. is of frequent occurrence.
Correspondents who repeat tioned (p. 59) as collector, is supposed to be the queries are requested to head the second com.
munication “ Duplicate." father of the poet.
R. A. P. (“I live for those who love me ').- The Neolithic Dew Ponds and Cattle-Ways. By, Arthur late. Miss Powlev, whose signature M. P. was
John Hubbard, M.D., and George Hubbard, F.S.A. familiar in N.& Q. for many years, stated at 5th S. (Longmans & Co.)
vii. 179 that these lines were from What I Live WE have here a short but important contribution For,' by G. Linneus Banks. to our knowledge of the works of prehistoric man. PIERM (“Chess”).-Anticipated ante, p. 255. It is the result of the researches of two men
R. DE CORDOVA (“Famous Pictures as Signs").brothers, apparently -- among the gigantic earthworks of the South of England Downs, notably at This query, was juserted ante, p. 169, and a reply Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury Ring, near Worth appeared at p. 218. ing, and Maiden Castle, near Dorchester. A special form of knowledge is necessary to judge of the con
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