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MISTAKE MISTAKEN (8th S. ii. 404).—I have been very careful in the use of these words ever since Prof. Hodgson, in his 'Errors in the Use of English' (1885), called attention to their frequent misuse. I do not think any one who has not paid special attention to the matter can be aware how frequent that misuse is. Hodgson gives no instance of it earlier than Cowper; but it is much older than that. It has the authority of Bailey and of Littleton, and doubtless it was common enough long before Littleton's time. There is an instance of it in Milton ('Samson Agonistes,' 907), where Dalilah says:
I was a fool, too rash, and quite mistaken In what I thought would have succeeded best. It does not seem difficult to give a "metaphysical explanation" of the confusion. A mistake is an error; ergo, every error is regarded as a mistake, and to be mistaken as being in error.
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Speaker of the House of Commons, and John Lilburne, political agitator. Mr. G. F. Russell Barker, still a mainstay of the book, sends many important biographies, including that of the late Lord Granville and that of Charles Lennox, third Duke of Richmond. Few distinguished naval heroes challenge in this volume the brilliant gifts of Prof. Laughton; nor does the name of Dr. Norman Moore appear to any medical celebrity of the first water. The Rev. Wm. Hunt writes learnedly upon Leofric, Earl of Mercia, upon Leofwine, and upon Roger Leybourne. Mr. J. M. Rigg sends many valuable lives, among which are those of Leone Levi. Count Leslie, and Leopold, Duke of Albany. The life of Lever is entrusted to Dr. Richard Garnett, who supplies a very readable and excellent account. Among his Scottish poets Mr. Thomas Bayne has to do with one man of high interest in John Leyden. He also deals with the Leightons, Robert aud William. Canon Venables writes on Francis Lennard, fourteenth Lord Dacre. Mr. Hamilton is responsible for Mark Lemon, and Canon Scott Holland pays an enthutribute to Canon Liddon. Mr. Thompson Cooper, Miss Bradley, Mr. Earwaker, Mr. Walter Rye, Mr. Warwick Wroth, and Mr. Charles Welch are also represented in the volume.
WITH the appearance of the Christmas number of L'Art et l'Idée the publication of that periodical is arrested for a twelvemonth. The only excuse for this is that M. Octave Uzanne has wearied of the editorial labours in which he has persisted for fourteen years, and seeks an opportunity to have a hol day and visit the Chicago Exhibition. In 1894 the publication will be resumed. The present number has a very interesting account of 'Peintres Lithographes Contemporains,' with a series of original designs which are full of character and talent. Les Centres Litteraires aux États Unis' gives portraits of many literary celebrities of New York, as Mark Twain, Lawrence Hutton, W. D. Howells, John Burroughes, &c.
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A VERY remarkable article in the Fortnightly is that by the Rev. H. R. Haweis on Ghosts and their Photos' (sic). The writer opines that it is possible to secure, by means of highly sensitive plates, proof of the presence of ghosts, invisible to most human organs. He holds, indeed, that this has been done, though chiefly, we fancy, if not wholly, at spiritualistic gatherings. Mr. Corbet sends some grave statistics as to The Increase of Insanity,' which he is disposed to attribute to the excessive
The Statesmen of Cumberland' supplies some 'The interesting gossip concerning these worthies. Tomb of Alexander the Great,' 'On the Old Knightsbridge Road,' and 'On Thomas Bewick,' the last by Mrs. Ritchie, may all be read with pleasure and profit. —In Temple Bar, Letters of a Man of Leisure 'deals with the remains of Edward Fitzgerald, from whose A fair paper on letters ample extracts are made. Ariosto follows, and is, in turn, succeeded by a life of 'Gower Street Samuel Palmer, the landscape painter. and its Reminiscences' may also be read with pleasure. -Old Church Steeples,' in the Gentleman's, has pleaMr. Rodway describes A sant antiquarian flavour. Garden in the Tropics,' and there is a paper on Mills and Millers,' a suggestive subject. In Belgravia, 'The Maréchal de Retz is described as the original Blue Beard. -An article on Burne Jones and his Art,' in the English Illustrated, reproduces very many fine designs. 'Song Birds of India' gives some very interesting information. A portrait and memoir are supplied of 'The Archbishop of Westminster,' and there is a good description of "Through the Pyrenees in December.'-Mr. Lang, in Longman's, deals wholly with Mary Stuart and the Casket Letters.'- Humours of Rustic Psalmody' repays attention in the Cornhill.
PART LXIV. of Old and New London, containing an extra sheet, leads off the publications of Messrs. Cassell & Co. The reader is kept south of the river, and carried through Kennington, of which a picture showing it in 1780 is given, South Lambeth, and Blackfriars Road. He is shown Bethlehem Hospital, Christ Church, Westminster Bridge Road, Rowland Hill's Chapel, the Rotunda, &c.-Cassell's Storehouse of General Information completes Vol. IV., the title-page, &c., to which are given.-The Life and Times of Queen Victoria, Part XXIV., reaches 1888. The work, which has portraits of Mr. Gladstone and Sir George Trevelyan, is thus all but completed.
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