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LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1880.
been supplied by worthy successors, as a glance at
the contents of this the opening number of our
Sixth Series will abundantly testify. It is a
NOTES :-Our Sixth Series—The Morosini Palace at Venice, number to which the editor may point in every
Long may my offspring occupy the position
14-Two Welsh-English Versions of a Poem to the Virgin-
Visors of Woncot-William Jay of Bath-Joseph Humo. series as I do this, Floreat! Floreat! Floreat !
M.P., 15-American Spelling-Sir John Lubbock anticipated
WILLIAM J. THOMS.
QUERIES :-Matthew Carey, Philadelphia, 1819–Meyler Fitz-
Henry, 16—"Princess"-Heraldic: Jocelyn Family-The
History of Literary Forgery-Royalist or Cromwellite-Peer-
THE MOROSINI PALACE AT VENICE.
age of Stockport-English Tobacco-Miles and Milestones,
17—“ Augmentam"-Wolf Jacob von Forstner(?)—"Car- It may be interesting, before the last echoes of
cell" : "Lesh Lambert"-"The Land o' the Leal"-Churchtbe discussion on the church of St. Mark have
wardens' Accounts—“Talis cum sis," &c.-Author named
MacCulloch—23rd Regiment of Foot-Singing Carols in died away, to give a brief account of another
Churches—T. Phaer, 18–Morrice Dance-Anthony"-Or- monument at Venice, concerning which we trust
deal by Floating in Witchcraft-"A_pair of organs"- that nothing that we can say will irritate the
“Prestidigitateur"-"Esopus” Prices-Col. Lascelles, &c.
-"Danmonii,"19-A Latin Bible-Authors Wanted, 20.
even of the most susceptible Italian.
REPLIES :-The Father of Robert Atz Harding, 20-A, Topo- Amongst the many palaces of Venice perhaps the
graphical Society for London, 21—“Don Quixote"-The
Oxfordshire Election, 1754-W. Mudford-"Bamboozle most interesting of all is one which is the least
Franz Liszt, 22-Adder Stones-Walkinghame-"British known. In ordinary handbooks and descriptions
Curiosities in Nature and Art"- The Best Inkstand, 23 of Venice hardly a word is given to the palace of
The Misuse of English by French Writers-Portrait of
"Elizabeth, Countess of Derby "-Rabelais and Shakspeare Francesco Morosini. It is this which, owing to
-The Theatre at Parma-Octave Delepierre-Louis XIV. the kindness of friends staying in Venice during
“The Universal Magazine"-Vandyck's “ Charles I.," 24-
"The rank is but the guinea's stamp":- Visitation Books, the memorable week in last autumn when so many
&c. -"Posy"-Sir P. Sydenham-Print by David Loggan famous personages by an accidental coincidence
-"Perry." —A Roman Banquet-Bull-balting in England were congregated in that famous city, we were per-
-A Mediaeval Bell, 25-Manors in England and Ireland-
Trousers first Worn-Baptismal Fonts—Authors Wanted, 26. mitted to visit.
NOTES ON BOOKS:-Ashwell's “Life of Samuel Wilber- The interest of it consists in this. It belonged
force "-Webb's “Herefordshire Memorials of the Civil
War"-Pattison's “Milton"-Arnold's “Henry of Hunting-
Francesco Morosini, first General and then Doge
don” (Rolls Series) - Hunter's “Encyclopædic Dictionary.' of the Venetian republic, who, in consequence of
his having conquered the Peloponnesus from the
Turks, was called “The Peloponnesian” or “Pelo-
All that travellers have ordinarily seen of this
It is a great compliment to an editor who has illustrious champion of Venice have been, first, the
of them are engraved Etruscan characters of a
date earlier, probably, than the Piræus itself, and
dence of a famous personage continuing in its in-