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calls Fenn a priest, and it seems probable ITHAMAR (10th S. iv. 387).- What authority that, like Sander himself, he was ordained is there for this as a girl's name? As a man's abroad.
name it has a double warrant. Firstly, as 2. That he was ordained abroad is stated pointed out in the editorial note, it is in the by Dodd ("Church Hist.,' first edition, vol. i. Bible; secondly, it is the name of a Kentish p. 510) and by Gillow (ii. 244) and the saint, Ithamar, Bishop of Rochester, a native
D.N.B.' (xviii. 313) Pits is silent on the of Canterbury, whose life is given by the matter. Probably the 'D.N.B.' and Gillow Bollandists under 10 June. He was the first follow Dodd.
Englishman who sat in that see, to which he Dodd is probably wrong in saying he was succeeded in 644; and at his death, in 655 or ordained_from the English College at Rome, 656, he was buried in the church. as the 'D.N.B.' points out. He may thus
JAS. PLATT, Jun. also be wrong in stating that he was ordained
MULBERRY AND QUINCE (10th S. iv. 386).abroad; but until it is shown that John My predecessor in the vicarage of Norton, Fenn was a priest at Elizabeth's accession, I do not feel inclined to accept H. C.'s sug: Irishman, who was appointed in 1854, had a
near Evesham, Narcissus George Batt, an gested identification, although I feel that considerable knowledge of fruit-trees. In without it John Danister is a very nebulous the garden on the south side of the vicaragecharacter. John B. WAINEWRIGHT.
house he planted a mulberry-tree. Some TUPNEL FAMILY (10th S. iv. 389). The body then told him that he ought also to William and John Tufnel of the query, who have a quince-tree, whereupon he planted rendered accounts for bricklaying and joinery
one on the north side. I do not remember, work done at “Her Majesties Receipt of however, that any mention was made of lack Excheq", and at houses in “Burlington "
in connexion with it.
W. C. B. Ground," 1711-22, were, no doubt, sons of John Tufnell, for twenty-three years mason to Westminster Abbey, who was buried there
Miscellaneous. in 1696-7, aged fifty-three. Col. Chestor thought it was very probable that John
NOTES ON BOOKS, &c. Tufnell (1644-97) was
of Edward The Political History of England.—The History Tufnell and Catherine Moorecocke, of Christ of England from the Norman Conquest to the Church, London, married in 1638. Of the
Death of John, 1066-1216. By George Burton sons William and John, William was buried The second volume of 'The Political History of
Adams. (Longmans & Co.) in the Abbey in 1733, and is described in the England," dealing with the period from the Norman journals of the day as master builder and Conquest virtually to the signature of Magna bricklayer to the New River Coinpany, and Carta, has followed close upon the heels of the as leaving a fortune of from 30,0001. to 50,0001. tenth volume, in commendation of which we John was joiner to the Abbey, and died in have already spoken (see ante, p. 318). It furnishes 1723 in his forty-second year (see "The proof bow broad is the basis upon which this tine
undertaking is established, that this portion of the Registers of Westminster Abbey,' printed work is supplied by the Professor of History in by the Harleian Society in 1876, for several Yale University, whose share in the events and references). I can refer your correspondent the progress recorded is, of course, the same as our to other sources of information, if desired. own. It is a piece of very sound and capable work. GEORGE F. T. SHERWOOD.
manship, and will be of immense service to English
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anthorities as "The Saxon Chronicle,' the works The Tufnell who succeeded Sir William of nien like William of Poitiers, William of Halton (not Hattou) as possessor of the Malmesbury, Florence of Worcester, and Wild
Historia of Newburgh, the
Ecclesi. manor of Barnsbury belonged to the Essex astica' of Orderic Vitalis, the "Imagines Histofamily of that name, now represented by riarum of Ralph de Diceto, and similar works, the Mr. Tufnell of Langley's Park in that county, republication of which in the Rolls Series is one whose kinsman Col. Edward Tufnell, M.P., is
of the most important bequests of the past cen. the present owner of the London estate com- tury, it makes full use of the contributions of the
various editors of the series (notably of the splendid prised in the manor of Barnsbury. Essex introductions of Bishop Stubbs), Sir Thomas Duffus county histories and Burke's 'Commoners' Hardy, and J. S. Brewer, of the all-important labours give pedigrees of the family. An ancestor of Freeman, Mr. Horace Round, Sir James Ramsay, was M.P. for Southwark in the reign of Miss Kate Norgate, Prof. Felix Liebermann, and Charles II. It is unlikely that the William detracts from the vivacity of the pages that the
other writers, French, German, and American. It and John Tufnel referred to belonged to this questions connected with the growth and develop family.
H. ment of chivalry and similar matters are dis
missed with slight mention or none at all. Such worthy of it, and furnishes happy augury of the omission is, however, as the title of the series manner in which the entire work is to be executed. indicates, inherent in the scheme. Any attempt to deal in extenso with the work is, of course, Gulliver's Travels. By Jonathan Swift, D.D. Edited impossible, a panıphlet being necessary, to convey by G. Ravenscroft Dennis. (Bell & Sons.) an idea of the manner in which the various An opportunity, of which we have gladly availed subjects, from the pacification of England after ourselves, of rereading in a convenient and attracits subjugation by the Conqueror to the signature tive guise Swift's immortal satire is furnished us by of Magna Carta, are treated.
its inclusion in this delightful series.
It is conFew chapters are more interesting or more signi- soling to find the work published, as of course it is, ficant than the first, dealing, inter alia, with that in an unabridged and unexpurgated form, the text, policy of gradual confiscation by which a Norman like the portrait, &c., being the same as in the 8vo landed aristocracy was substituted for an English, edition of Swift's prose works issued by the same and England was subjected to that political feudal publishers. It is the pocket size and the clear organization which for near two centuries was to type that specially recommend the volume to us, be the ruling system in both public and private and we once more exclaim, “What a companion law." All that is said of feudalism as it existed for a journey! What a mass of seventeenth and under the Duke of Normandy is weighty and ser- eighteenth century literature is suggested by the viceable. As is shown by Mr. Round, however, the collocation of names on the title-page !” The feudal change introduced by the Normans into work is assured of an eclectic welconie, and should England affected but a comparatively small class : be a popular success. the whole number of knights due the king in service seems to have been something less than five The Works of Heinrich Heine. Translated by thousand.” Under early Norman sway develop- Margaret Armour. Vol. XII. (Heinemann.) ments of ecclesiastical and monastic life brought THE twelfth and concluding volume of Heine's with them a new era of learning; the histories of works consists of the third book of the 'Romancero Eadmer and William of Malmesbury were superior (the first and second parts of which appeared in to anything produced in England since the days of vol. xi.) and minor poems. Miss Armour's rendering Bede, while “Norman ideals of massive strength is as good as is to be hoped of Heine, whose, speak to us as clearly from the arches of Win- verses really defy_translation. In the Hebrew chester or the piers of Gloucester as from the poems, or as, after Byron, they are called, 'Hebrew firm hand and stern rule of Willian or Henry." Melodies,' is some of Heine's best and most satirical With the closing days of the Conqueror comes the work. The possession of a complete translation of formation of what was popularly known as the Heine is a thing on which the world is to be conDomesday Book, with its complete register of the gratulated. It is very edifying to compare with occupied lands of the kingdom, their holders and Mr. Swinburne's Heine's telling (p. 25) of the story their values, bearing a name signifying that the of sentences derived from it were final and without
The singer of old appeal as those of the Day of Doom. Doubt is By the tideless, dolorous midland sea. thrown upon the assumption that it was the arrow Heine's translation from Luther (p. 89) may be of Walter Tirel, a French_baron, that caused the
noted :death of William Rufus, Tirel's statement to the
Luther's motto is your guide : contrary effect winning acceptance. It is, naturally, a subject of complaint that we know so little
He who, soured by pious pride,
Loves not women, wine, and song, of the growth of institutions under Henry I., one of
Lives a fool his whole life long. the ablest of English kings. What is said of the beginnings of Oxford as a place of education 'Kobes I.' is well translated. The bitterness of deserves close attention. The time of Henry is 1649 - 1793–???' is preserved. One
two regarded as an introductory age, interrupted by a poems are omitted-whether as a concession to Mrs. generation of anarchy., Passing over the reign of Grundy or on account of their difficulty we know Stephen, we come to that of Henry Il. and the not. struggle with Becket, and the great question of regal—that is, lay-judgment over ecclesiastical The Magazine of Fine Arts. Vol. I. No. 1. (Newnes.): offences. Much of the blame of forcing on the Yet one more is added to the list, now long, of art quarrel is laid on Henry. Unlike the attempted periodicals. Published by the enterprising firm of coronation, by will of Stephen, of his son Eustace Newnes, this latest bid for popular support has and other precedents among Capetian kings, that of some special features. Most distinguishing among the crowning of young Henry, by his father, these is the manner in which, instead of a miscel. with its plentiful crop of disorders, is described laneous collection of plates, one or two artists are
unaccountable.” Few writers, it is said, thoroughly illustrated. Twelve illustrations thus of the time discerned behind the attractive accompany Prof. Max Rooses' • Development of the manners of_young, Henry his frivolous character. Art of Jakob Jordaens.' First among these comes Reaching Richard, the history becomes more a suberb reproduction of the artist's Triumph stimulating. It is insisted upon that Richard of Bacchus.'' Aided by the exhibition of the works. Cour de Lion belonged by nature to France rather of Jordaens recently held in Antwerp, the Professor than England, and that England must have seemed undertakes the difficult task of settling the chronoa foreign land to him. Words, meanwhile, are logy of his works. Dated pictures by Jordaens are lacking, it is said, to describe, in the case of John, known, but are not common. The Triumph of the meanness of his moral nature and his utter Bacchus' is quite in the artist's best style. From depravity.
various sources the Professor has derived a repreHere we are compelled to draw rein. Though, sentative collection, including many well - known. of course, all unlike its predecessor, the volume is pictures. Nine illustrations follow to Donatello,.
and eleven (of which one is in colours) to Richard | the same publishers' “Miniature Series of Mag. Wilson, the subject of an important essay by Sir cians” Mr. John F. Runciman sends a capital James D. Linton, with which begins what promises memoir and estinate of Wagner. Both volumes to be a series of English landscape painters. Lord have well-executed portraits and other illustration. Ronald Sutherland Gower writes on Gainsborough's
With a double number of The Queen is supplied drawings in the British Museum.
a Rembrandt gravure, 30 in. by 22 in., of the fine THE paper which will first attract the notice of painting by J. W. West exhibited, under the title many of our readers in The Edinburgh Review A Long Story,' in last year's Royal Academy. The for October is the one on Greek teaching at work is superbly executed and produced on proof our older universities. It, unlike much of paper, and merits all that is claimed for it, viz., the literature this highly controversial that it is a real work of art, and worth many times subject, is written with exeniplary moderation, the price charged. but its drift cannot be mistaken. The author would assuredly retain Greek, but not let it An Oxford edition of 'The Poetical Works of continue to be compulsory. We trust that those William Blake' is about to be issued in two forms who agitate for its abolition on the ground that it from the University Press. It gives a verbatim is useless will give attention to what occurs here, text from the manuscript, engraved, and letterpress and call to mind that there are reasons-not of the originals, with variorum readings and notes and directly utilitarian order, it is true-which ought prefaces by John Sampson, Librarian in the Univer. to have some influence on the training of the higher sity of Liverpool. minds of the country. The Novels of Miss Yonge'
MR. JAMES SYKES, who died at his residence, is a pleasing paper. Her merits as a novelist have 38, Harrington Street, N.W., on 30 October, aged often been exaggerated, even to the boundaries of eighty-four, was occasional contributor to the grotesque ; but the tide of thought has now for N. & Q., the latest
article of his that we can traco some years run in a contrary direction, and there being
at 7th $. v. 495. He came from Halifax, in has been developed an amount of depreciation the West Riding, but spent most of his life in which it is not easy to excuse. It has been main. London. He had a great knowledge of biographical tained, with some truth, that Miss Yonge was far and genealogical matters, on which he sometimes too consciously didactic. This is, in a limited wrote in The Gentleman's Magazine, The Herald sense, true ; but it is only fair to bear in mind that and Genealogist, and the like, using at times the her life was a comparatively narrow one, so that signature Q. F. V. F., the initials of the motto of she had not the means of acquiring certain kinds of one branch of the Sykes family. knowledge which are open to nearly every one today. Her own happy, though restricted experience did not supply the means of estimating certain
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