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Salvation : fully opened and clearly shewn, in a
series of questions and answers. In which the CONTENTS.-No. 101.
fundamental Principles of the Christian Religion NOTES :-Another Horatio Nelson, 441 - The Jubilee of are laid down in a plain and easy mapner; and so
• The Saturday Review,' 442 – Shakespeariana, 443 Nelson's Blood-stained Coat-Nelsoniana-Charles Lamb, plan founded upon Divine authority, and equally
arranged as to form a Regular Plan or System: a 445-Fifteenth-Century Banquet—"Come out, 'tis now September," 446—"The hand that rocks the cradle"
consonant to Reason and Scripture. The Second Rain caught on Holy Thursday-Tunbridge Wells Harvest Edition, very considerably enlarged and improved. Custom, 447.
York, W. Blanchard.” No date. 72 x 43, 4 leaves QUERIES :- “Photo-lithograph" “Phrepesiac" - The
+ pp. 1-86. Dedicated to William [Markham), Author of 'Whitefriars," 447 — Sir Lawrence Dundas | Archbishop of York. Antonio Canova in England-Lord Mayor's Day-Baybam I have not been fortunate enough to meet Abbey-Hunt Family." That same "The bird in the with a copy of the first edition, or of the breast" - 'Little Shop on Cornbill Kerr of Lothian: De Brien, 448 – third, 1812 (* Living Authors,' 1816, p. 249). St. Agnes Eve-“Zapata's Questions --Monck : Monk, | Moreover, he was in request as an adviser Charles Gough-Hypbens after Street Names-Rabî'ab, Son of Mukaddam, 449.
about serinon-aids. I have the original of
the following letter, addressed to "The REPLIES :-Pig : Swine : Hog, 449—The Death of Nelson – Ulm
and Trafalgar - Photography," 450–Dover Rovd Benjamin Dockray, Arksey, near DonPier – Kingsway and Aldwych-Virgil or Vergil ? 451–caster": Hair-Powdering Closets- "Tholsels"_Civil War Earthworks, 453 — Printed Catalogues in Public Libraries —
DEAR SIR,-I beg pardon for not answering your 1. Evans: Symonds : Hering : Garden — Splitting Fields of friendly Letter sooner. I dare not send you any of
Ice, 454 - Duelling in Germany - Detached Belfries - my own Sermons, such as you wish to have, for fear • Nicholas Nickleby'-Sir Robert Lytton, 455–Icelandic
of losing them; for as, on account of the weakness Dictionary-Duchess of Cannizaro-" This too sball pass
of my sight, I have them written in a very large away
"-"Add":"Adder". Lawson's 'New Guinea'Detectives in Fiction, 458_" Smith" in Latin-Bowes of hand, should any of them be lost, the loss would be Elford_" Newlands,” Chalfont St. Peter-Plans of Lucca, irreparable. I can, however, recommend some to 457.
you, which will answer your purpose as well as
mine. I mean 'Sermons selected and abridged by NOTES ON BOOKS:– Mrs. Fitzherbert and George IV.'
- Cambridge University Calendar – Horace Walpole's Mr. Clapham,' of which there are two Volumes. Letters.
I would also recommend to you Skelton's Sermons, Booksellers' Catalogues.
which are as excellent as they are scarce, and some
of which you will find abridged by Mr. Clapham. Notices tu Correspondents.
To these, which may be had immediately, you may, if you choose, add 16 Sermons of Bishop
Beveridge, abridged by Mr. Glasse, with 12 Notes.
original Sernions of his own, in one Volume, price
78. 6d. These last have not yet been offered to the ANOTHER HORATIO NELSON.
public, but will be published very soon. I believe
I have some very good original Copper - plate The Rev. Joseph Nelson was a Yorkshire Sermons ; but have not time to examine them at clergyman whose early career I do not know. present. 1 may, perhaps, in a little time send you There was a Rev. Mr. Nelson, lecturer of a Treatise on Inspiration, price 1 Shilling; conHalifax parish church, wbo wrote a History cerning which, when I send it, I shall give you
. of Halifax published by N. Frobisher at
I should have been very glad to have had it in York in 1789 (Boyne, 'Yorkshire Library, my power to furnish your brother with a few pp. 94-5). Joseph was born about 1729, and hundreds on the security you offer, than which is first heard of at Riccall in 1780 (Burton none, in my opinion, can be better, but I shall and Raine, History of Hemingbrough,'1888, mot have any money at liberty by the time you
mention p. 339). Early in the nineteenth century he I do not know that any advancement is to be became vicar of Skipwith, near York. By made in the Salary of Curates. I am at present his wife Agnes, who died 29 December, 1804, very unhappy in a Methodist Curate, whom I have in her seventy-eighth year, he had two sons.
often the mortification to hear preach false and John, the elder, was a volunteer officer, and
dangerous doctrine. died on permanent duty, 20 June, 1805, aged though he has an Income of upwards of 100l. per
He plagues me too with respect to Salary; for fifty-one. The younger, Thomas Horatio, ann., more than 40l. of which he receives from me, died 23 November, 1774, aged seventeen. he is yet craving more; so true is the Poet's (Inscriptions at Skipwith.) Thomas Horatio observation “Şenper avarus eget." therefore would be born about 1757.
I am glad to learn from your Letter that yourself, did his parents come to fix upon the name good health. I and my son are both tolerably well,
your brother, and your children all enjoy pretty Horatio ? The great hero was born in 1758, but Mrs. Nelson, who is oft ailing, is at present one year later, and we know how he came much indisposed. by the name.
I shall always be happy to hear of your welfare, Joseph Nelson had some homiletical skill and wish to hear froni you more frequently than
I do. When you write, direct your Lotter, Riccall and reputation. He wrote
near Selby. Your last travelled circuitously, first
to York, and from thence to Selby by Ferrybridge. D.N.B.,'from information supplied by BeresEvery Letter directed as it is, will be sent the ford Hope, says of him :same way. My wite and son join in kind respects to you and Cook had a singular iustinot for recognising ability
Though not possessed of much literary culture, your brother with Dear Sir, your sincere friend, & obedient servant, in others and judgment in directing them, which
made him one of the most efficient editors of his. Riccall, Nov. 17th, 1804.
day.” If the 'Treatise on Inspiration’ was his He, edited the paper till his death on the
10th of August, 1868. own, it has not come in my way. Joseph Nelson, the vicar of Skipwith, The D.N.B. states that about 1849 he
Cook was succeeded by Philip Harwood. died 15 January, 1817, aged eighty-eight. A paper-mill at Retford, built in 1794, was
joined Cook as sub-editor of The Morning
Chronicle. in the occupation of a Mr. Horatio Nelson in 1828 (Piercy, 'History of Retford,' 1828, “The Chronicle proved a great literary, but not a
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great commercial, success; and upon its relinquishment by the proprietors in 1854, Harwood followed his chief to the Saturday Reviewo,"
and was sub-editor until 1868, when he suc. THE JUBILEE OF THE SATURDAY
ceeded as editor upon the death of Douglas REVIEW
Cook. He (See ante, pp. 382, 402, 422.)
“had the character of being the best sub-editor ‘N. & Q.' has had only a few references to ever known, and if as editor he did not very powerThe Saturday Review. Two of these are of fully impress his personality upon his journal, he special interest. A well-known bibliographer, that could be done by the most sedulous applica
faithfully maintained its traditions, and did all using the pseudonym P. W. TREPOLPEN, tion and the fullest employment of his ample stores inserted a query as to the existence of a of political knowledge...... Personally he was a most pamphlet by James Grant, of The Morning amiable man, retaining much of the manner of the Advertiser, in which he criticized the Satur. presbyterian minister of the old school.” day, which had severely dealt with him in The Saturday, Review of December 17th, its columns. He had intended including it 1887, contained an obituary notice of him. in his History of the Newspaper Press,' but Walter Herries Pollock, who had been subspace would not allow of this. TREPOLPEN'S editor, succeeded Harwood, but left in 1894, query brought him a loan of the pamphlet, when Mr. Frank Harris, the founder and and in ‘N. & Q.' of July 3rd, 1880, he gives editor of The Candid Friend, became the its title :
fourth editor of the Saturday. On his retire"The Saturday Review; its Origin and Progress, ment in 1898 the present
editor, Mr. Harold its Contributors and Character. With Illustrations Hodge, took the chair. He is in the prime of the Mode in which it is conducted. By James of life, having been born in 1862. He was Grant......
Being a Supplement to his History of the educated first at St. Paul's School, and from Nerospaper Press, in Three Volumes, Lond., Darton & Co., 42, Paternoster Row, 1873. 8vo." Title and there went to Oxford. On leaving college preface (dated March 18, 1873), pp. i.iv ; History, he devoted himself to social work in East 5-84. Price 2s. 6d.
London, and especially to the housing ques
tion. That good friend of 'N. & Q.,'MR. RICHARD
One of the earliest and ablest contributors H. THORNTON, of Portland, Oregon, sent us an epigram on the Saturday which had was Sir James Fitzjames Stephen (1829-94), appeared in The Arrow on the 13th of Sep- of whom the 'D.N.B.' says :tember, 1864. The Saturday had remarked
“He found a thoroughly congenial employment that "critics play much the same part now day), and became very intimate with other contri,
in writing, social and moral articles (for the Saturwhich the Sadducees did.” The epigram, butors, especially George Stovin Venables and which was inserted in our number for the Thomas Collett Sandars." 20th of December, 1902, ran:
George Stovin Venables (1810-88) wrote Our hebdomadal caustic, severe upon quackery, the first leading article in the first number, Was christened the Superfine, long since, by and
“from that date until very shortly before his death So some called it Saturnine ; others, Sardonic;
he contributed an article or two to that paper But wait long enough, a good name's to be had, you almost every week, and he probably did more than
any other writer of his time to establish and mainFor it writes itself down as the Saturday Sadducee! tain the best and strongest current style, and the The first editor of The Saturday Review, as
highest type of political thought, in journalism. For
at least twenty-five consecutive years from 1857 he is well known, was John Douglas Cook. The wrote the summary of events which took the place
of leading articles in the Times on the last day of reminiscences I most cordially wish Mr.. each year."
Harold Hodge a brilliant future for the far The 'D.N.B.' states that he was almost famed Saturday Review. without an equal in the extraordinary force
JOHN C. FRANCIS, and charm of his character."
Among other notable contributors were Col. F. Cunningham (son of Allan Cunning:
SHAKESPEARIANA. ham), of whom an obituary notice appeared “ONEYERS," '1 HENRY IV.,' II. i.-Much in The Atheneum of December 18th, 1875; and has been written about this strange word, James Hamilton Fyfe, who had acted as and many alterations have been proposed. assistant editor of The Pall Mall Gazette from The funniest of the explanations attempted its beginning till 1871, when, the post of seems to me that taking it as a derivative assistant editor of the Saturday being vacant, of one corresponding to the modern slang Mr. Fyfe was asked to fill it. The Athenæum, word "
An item in the wonderful in its obituary notice on the 15th of May, 'N.E.D.' suggests to me another, which is 1880, says that he had been obliged to relin- perhaps not quite so wide of the mark. It quish this about two years previously, on says: account of an acute attack of illness which
“O.Ni, oni, obs. An abbreviation of the Latin. disabled him from using his pen : Many of words oneratur, nisi habeat suficientem exonerathe articles which attracted the readers of tionem, 'he is charged, or legally responsible, unless The Saturday Review were written by Mr. he have a sufficient discharge, with which the
account of a sheriff with the King was formerly Fyfe; and he had the knack of treating con
marked in the Exchequer; sometimes used subst. as temporary topics with great freshness, vigour, a name for this phrase or the fact itself.” and geniality."
On the 29th of October, 1887, The Athenæum A formation with .er, designating a person records the death of Mr. Beresford Hope, connected with this formula, is very natural, the founder of the Saturday, stating that he and, though not vouched for by the N.E.D.; deserves mention
might have been coined any day. Now the “not only for his love of art and as proprietor of immediately before, says :
Chamberlain, when addressing Gadshill The Saturday Review, but also for the two novels he wrote quite late in life, and the success of which “Good morrow, Master Gadshill. It holds curwas a source of much gratification to him. The rent that I told you yesternight: there's a franklin first of them, 'Strictly Tied Up,' originally appeared in the wild of Kent hath brought three hundred anonymously, and was only acknowledged by him marks with him in gold: I heard him tell it to one when it proved popular. Another work of his of his company last night at supper ; a kind of later years was his volume on Worship and Order, auditor ; one that hath abundance of charge too, published in 1883. He was an excellent classical God knows what." scholar and was well versed in modern languages. And as Gadshill uses Having been early in life an enthusiast for restora- with " burgomasters," we may be allowed to
oneyers " side by side tion,' he was naturally hostile to the anti-scrape movement, which he not very happily denounced guess that they are respected officials. I as a 'Gospel of Death.'. He presided over the should be thankful to receive the criticisms. Institute of British Architects for a couple of of English scholars.
G. KRUEGER. years."
MACBETH,' I. iii. 7-26 :whom appeared in The Athencum, Aug. 2nd,
First Witch. Her husband's to Aleppo gone, .
master o' the Tiger: 1884 ; his wife (Emilia Francis Strong), afterwards Lady Dilke (see the obituary notice in And, like a rat without a tail
But in a sieve I'll thither sail, The Athenæum, Oct. 29th, 1904, and the I'll do, I'll do, and I'll do. memoir by Sir Charles W. Dilke which is included in The Book of the Spiritual Though his bark cannot be lost, Life,' published a few months ago by John Yet it shall be tempest-tost. Murray); and Mr. Joseph Knight, beloved A note in the Clarendon Press edition (Clark of all our readers and by all who know bim. and Wright, 1869) says : "She threatens in So recently as in the number for Novem- the shape of a rat to gnaw through the bull ber 18th appeared an article from the pen of of the Tiger and make her spring a leak.” the last named, entitled 'London, Bohemian, Besides being a paltry and undignified Convivial, and Gastronomic.'
exploit for a witch, this can hardly be right. Did space permit, it would be pleasant to The ship is not to be lost, but tempest-tost... extend these records ; indeed, I have been I think we have a bit of Aryan folk-lore bere, urged to do so. In closing these short | however Shakespeare came by it. I read in