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1453, and they have remained there ever since. there was a learned controversy on this curious Nor have they even now been disturbed. “The topic. Some one at last took it into his head to Turks have not dared to interfere with them," says examine the child and the tooth, and then it was & friend of mine, who was at Constantinople last made out that the tooth had been artificially covered year, and who then saw the vestry and its con-over with a thin leaf of gold. Even then it was not tents. My friend is an able and competent wit-sure that the child had been born with any tooth at ness; and as I make this statement on his autho- all. Fontenelle concluded, so far as I remember, rity it will not (thank Goodness!) be open to any “On écrivit les dissertations ; et puis, on consulta contributor to charge me with error. A. J. M.
l'orfèvre.” This story was called to my mind by
MR. VYVYAN's question. He says that at BEEHIVE HOUSES (7th S. iv. 203, 369).-Such
Amiens he saw above one of the entrances to the huts I have just seen on the borders of the Shiel
Law Courts buildings “Salle des orores." He inriver, in Argyllshire. Ono was in course of construction. I saw this finished in the six days that
quired in these columns about the meaning of the
word orores, and he did get explanations. I do I remained in the neighbourhood-walls and roof
not know the word orores-no Frenchman would all of thick turf and "shaped like an elongated
an elongated understand it; and I wonder that a word could be beehive."
HAROLD MALET, Colonel. placed over an entrance to law courts buildings of CANA PLATES (7th S. iv. 227, 334).-The com- any country that should not be intelligible to the munication from R. N. reminds' me that I have a people. Such inscriptions are generally devised to china bowl of the game kind as he describes, have a meaning, and a very plain one, and not to which was given to me some years ago by my be puzzles. uncle's widow. She died about seven years ago, at French friends. Why did he not ask the porter of the age of ninety, and she told me it was the only the building? I never was at Amiens, and I have piece she had of a tea-set which was made for her seen neither the Palais de Justice nor the inscripuncle (who was in the navy) when he was in tion; but I strongly suspect that where MR. VYVYAN China. The bowl is of plain white china, with a has read “Salle des orores” there must be “Salle coat of arms and crest painted on it.
des ordres," and that it probably refers to the “pro
HENRY DRAKE. cédure des ordres et contributions," to use a legal HISTORY ALL AWRY (76h S. iv. 221, 289).-I
term. See Code de Procédure Civile,' part i.
liv. v. titre quatorzième, “Del' Ordre." See also do not wish to make any rejoinder to Mr. Rre's ||
the general index to 'Les Codes Français, s.v. reply to my criticisms of his account of the Wal
H. Gaidoz. poles. Indeed, his reply is no reply at all. I only wish to assure the readers of 'N. & Q.'
22, Rue Servandoni, Paris. that before I wrote I had not even heard of MR.
Is it possible that if your correspondent had put Rre's article in the Norfolk Antiquarian Maga
a pair of spectacles on his nose he would have read wine on the Walpole pedigree.
“Salle des ordres "? I may be allowed to add that more than three Will your correspondent A. H. kindly state in months ago I gave privately the same positive which of Cicero's works he has met with the form denial to MR. RYE.
H. S. WALPOLE. oror, whence the plural orores"? No such form is Stagbury, Surrey.
given in any Latin dictionary that I bave been able ORORES (7th S. iv. 247, 358).—I am obliged to
to consult. Oreur, herald, is given in Roquefort's MR. H. DRAKE and A. ). for their replies. They l 'Glossaire de la Langue Romane. Is this of any have given some elucidation to the meaning of the use to your querist at the first reference ? word, but I am still at a loss to know why no
F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY. French dictionary, and no Frenchman with whom STRONNAY (7th S. iv. 327).—Is not this StornoI am acquainted, has given or has heard of the way? The transposition of the go presents no word. A. H. says “Cicero has the word oror, whence difficulty, I think. JULIAN MARSHALL. the plural orores." I wish he would kindly tell me where in Cicero this is found. I have hunted in
AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (7th S. iv. every Latin Dictionary, but have failed to find the
269).— word. EDWARD R. VYVYAN.
| In Sermons Preached in a Religious House,' 1869,
vol, i. p. 316, the quotation in inverted commas is :Fontenelle bas told somewhere a nice and
Our homes are here too narrow, suggestive story. Towards the end of the six
Our work lies far apart, teenth or in the beginning of the seventeenth
We scarce share joy or sorrow century a report was heard of a child born with a
With the dearest of our heart : gold tooth. Physicians and students engaged in
There will be room above,
In our great Father's Hall, natural philosophy took the matter into considera
To live with those we love, tion, and immediately undertook to explain the
Through the best time of all, phenomenon. Of course they did not agree, and
The Edinburgh Review for October opens with a care
fully drawn and instructive picture of Rural France, NOTES ON BOOKS, &o.
a country of which most of those who rush at expres Annals of the English Stage from Thomas Belterton to speed over the line of the Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée bave
Edmund Kean. By Dr. Doran, F.S.A. Edited and but the faintest conception. The outcome of the study revised by Robert W. Lowe. 3 volg. (Nimmo.) here presented is that the peasant proprietor cannot be To readers of N. & Q.' the works of Dr. Doran, with created at will, that he will not thrive on land which their pleasant blending of antiquarian information and does not support rabbits, and that the métayer system social gossip, are well known. To a portion of them it is worthy of attention as a possible solution of some of the will be good news that tbe scarcest and the most popular difficulties of the land question-"if there be implicit conof these, the 'Annals of the Stage,' first published under fidence between the landlord and his working partner." the characteristic title of 'Their Majesties' Servants,' It may, perhaps, be asked whether this desirable and has now been reissued in an édition de lure. During necessary confidence can itself be created, any more than many ye
rk, which has been greatly in request | the peasant proprietor. The Ministry of Fine Art with book illustrators, bas been at a fancy price. It is carries us over a wide field of history, and brings before now, in an absolutely sumptuous form, brought within us in picturesque succession the Roman palace at Wood. reach of the reading public. Editor of N. & Q' as he chester, the very ancient Title of St. Pudentiana in the was, Dr. Doran was not fully sensible to the truth of the Eternal City, the Oriental magnificence of St. Mark's motto, “Always verify your quotations," which should and of Monreale, and the more purely Western glories follow that famous and historic utterance of Capt. of Orvieto and Siena, and of Or San Michele in the City Cuttle which now stands in solitary dignity on the title of Flowers. “Prince Adam Czartoryski' is a name which page. His work, accordingly, pleasant as it is to read, calls up visions of a past when as yet the first partition is not wholly trustworthy. Its shortcomings in this of Poland had not taken place. Prince Adam Casimir respect have been remedied by Mr. Robert W. Lowe, was the national candidate for the uneasy crown of one of the youngest and the most erudite of students of Poland against Stanislaus Poniatowski, His son, Prince stage bistory. With the minute and conscientious Adam, the subject of the notice, was Russian Foreign fidelity of a herald, Mr. Lowe bas gone over the pages of Minister in 1803 ; in 1830 he was head of the Provisional • Their Majesties' Servants,' verifying quotations, supply Government of Warsaw, and thereafter an exile. Finis ing references, and regulating and, if needs be, correct. | Polonial In ' A Plea for Peace' the Edinburgh shows ing impetuosities of statement. This task Mr. Lowe has itself somewhat more optimistic as to the preservation discharged with commendable industry and acumen. of European peace than the general sense of uneasiness His notes are condensed and to the point. They appear may seem to warrant. Si vis pacem, para bellum, would few and unobtrusive ; tbey are, in fact, numerous and appear to be the favourite motto of more than one of the important. We would fain have had them more, since, great powers. large as is the amount of information Dr. Doran supplies,
TAE Quarterly Review for October, in its consideration it is far from exhaustive. New materials have of late
of the Catholic Revival in the Sixteenth Century,' been brought within reach of the stage historian, and information supplementary to that Dr. Doran has sup
gives high praise to Father Paul, the fragile ascetic plied, especially with reference to the earliest actors,
Po student, the bibliotheca ambulans, who wrote the history
of the Council of Trent, and at the same time to the would be welcome. A general index at the close of the
Society of Jesus, whose establishment it credits with work is, moreover, preferable to the three indexes which
being “one of the capital facts in the history of the aro affixed to the respective volumes. Meanwhile, the new edition has a decidedly antiquarian
world.” The importance of the Council of Trent is apt flavour. Its superb copper-plate portraits of actors, after
to be too mueh forgotten in these days, and the reviewer desigos by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Zoffany, &c., some
has done well in emphasizing it. In the story of the life of them drawn from curious and recondite quarters, and
of Count Beust we are brought face to face with men executed in the highest style of art, are wbat will com.
whose very names are a history in themselves-the mend the book to general approval. Even more precious
“ Citizen King," Louis Philippe, carving at his oma
dinner table, and carving badly; John of Saxony than these, however, are the wondcuts on Japanese paper
angering Bismarck's royal master at Berlin as the very which serve for headpieces. Whence some of them were drawn is a matter of curiosity, Few of those best ac
man whom he could not scold; Napoleon III., "un
repared for war" when Beust would have had him let quainted with the literature of the stage can have been
slip the dogs,-and we watch the dramatic struggle for aware of the existence of many of these designs. To the first chapter is prefixed a beautifully executed design of
German supremacy between Berlin and Vienna, decided the Bear Garden. Successive chapters are beaded by
at Sadowa. Among calmer subjects the Quarterly the Swan Theatre as it appeared in 1614; the Globe, six
makes October its time of 'Roses,' and has a suggestive teenth century; the Fortune, sixteenth century; the
article on Dairy Produce,' a topic involving questions of
no little importance to those who, when they ask for Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1714; two views of the Duke's Theatre, Dorset Garden, 1662. Following designs pre
milk, butter, or cheese, would like to be able to think gent Colley Cibber, D'Avenant, Mrs. Centlivre, Steele,
that they get it-but cannot. The article on the Suez Barton Booth, Peg Woffington, and innumerable other
Canal and the Egyptian Question' takes a very favour actors. Theatres such as the old Haymarket, Drury thinks that we may shortly find ourselves obliged to
able view of the French position on that question, and Lane, the Theatres Royal, Edinburgh, Dublin, Ipswich, I adopt what it states as the French policy in Egypt. Norwich, &c., are given; and there are reproductions of pit checks, Milward's benefit ticket, drawn by Hogarth, To the series of privately printed opuscules, now rapidly and numerous other objects of no less interest. Difficult augmenting in number, value, and interest, Mr. Edward indeed is it to conceive a book of this class deserving Walford, M.A., has added In Memoriam Bro. Cornelius bigher praise or appealing to a larger public. It is Walford, a short sketch of the literary life of bis kidspleasant to see an old favourite in so lovely and artistic man. A' full tribute is herein paid to the unflagging a dress, and not less pleasant to think that the work industry of Mr. Cornelius Walford, of whom a portrait is wholly English, and in design and execution owes is supplied. The interest of the volume extends out. nothing to a foreign source.
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