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ub, and as written by him on more occasions than Brodie, the first baronet. The dates of the birth one, the name is plainly “ Alueua.” I wish, having and death of J. J. Halls must be incorrect, for in discovered this, to take an early opportunity of 1801 he painted a portrait of my mother, and acknowledging my mistake.


another in 1802 of my eldest sister, then a baby.

And in 1836 I met him in Worcestershire, a hale PEG WOFFINGTON'S ALMSHOUSES (8th S. iii. 128, man. I believe he died shortly afterwards. Por216). — Towards the close of a capital monograph haps the picture which most deserved to be reon Margaret Woffington, in her Illustrious Irish- membered was one which showed much poetic women,' I find Miss Owens Blackburne saying:- imagination. It was the Witch in Macbeth, sailing “ The story that she erected the almshouses at Ted- in a sieve, in a tempestuous sea.

“Her Husband's dington is quite without foundation. They were built to Aleppo gone, Master of the Tigris : but thither a hundred years previously, and the one added during in a sieve I'll sail." J, CARRICK MOORE. her lifetime was built by subscription. She may possibly have been one of the subscribers,"


The passage quoted has reference to Sir James VICAR OF BRAY (8th S. iii. 206).-Here is Mackintosh, and may be found in the essay on another instance. In 1697, William Molyneux Mackintosh's ' History of the Revolution in 1688' writes to John Locke :

(p. 316 of the Students' Edition). Compare, also, "Some men alter their notions as they do their cloaths, with this a similar reference to Sir James Mackinin complyance to the mode. I have heard of a master of tosh which appears in chapter iii. of Macaulay's the Temple, who, during the siege of Limerick, writ over History.' These references are indexed under here to a certain prelate, to be sure to let him known, by “Mackintosh" in all Longman's editions. the first opportunity, wbenever it came to be surrender'd,

A. L. HUMPHREYS. which was done accordingly; and immediately the good Dr.'s eyes were opened, and he plainly saw the oaths to

187, Piccadilly, W. K. William and Q. Mary were not only expedient but {&wful, and our duty."-Locke's Letters,' 1708, p. 184.

This is the character, from a literary point of view,

which Macaulay assigns to Sir James Mackintosh W. C. B.

in the review of the History of the Revolution in [See 6th 8. xi, 167, 255, 335.]

1688,'' Essays,' vol. i. p. 312, 1852.

ED. MARSHALL THE HOLY EUCHARIST BURIED WITH PEOPLE (866 S. iii. 188).— I will not dispute whether the GLASGOW UNIVERSITY MACE AND STAFF (8th question is expressed correctly. For information S. iii. 222). – DR. GORDON remarks : "...... Aberrequired, see Smith and Chetham's Christian been or Edinburgh. The last two possess no maces Antiquities,' s.v. "Obsequies,” xix. ; see also Mr. at all.” This is altogetber erroneous. Descriptions Scudamore's 'Notitia Eucharistica,' p. 920. At of the Aberdeen and Edinburgh maces are given the first reference it is stated that " an oblate was in Mr. Cosmo Inpes's 'Fasti Aberdonenses,' placed on the breast of St. Cuthbert "; that “in p. lxiii, and Sir Alexander Grant's 'Story of the the late and fabulous 'Life of St. Basil,' falsely University of Edinburgh,' vol. i. p. 250. A deascribed to Ampbilochius, the saint is said to have tailed account of the maces of all the Scottish ordered a portion of the Eucharist, which he con- universities, by Mr. A. J. S. Brook, is to be found secrated on a certain occasion, to be reserved that in vol. xxvi. of the Proceedings of the Society of it might be buried with him"; and that St. Antiquaries of Scotland. P. J. ANDERSON, Benedict is said to have ordered the Sacrament “to be placed on the breast of a corpse that had

DR. GORDON will pardon me, I am sure, for been cast out of its grave by invisible hands."

reminding him that the words “in Galliam EDWARD Å. MARSHALL, M.A.

ablata,” mean simply “carried off to France," and Hastings.

that they do not imply per se that the mace was

"overhauled ” or “ renewed " there. Pope Gregory relates in his work, 'The Life and

E. WALFORD, M.A. Miracles of our Holie Father, St. Benedict,' 1628, Ventnor. 18mo., how a boy marvellously cast out of his grave was reburied and kept therein by St. UNLUCKY HOUSES (8th S. iii. 224).-I am one Benedict placing the Host on his body. This is, of very few laymen who is well acquainted with the however, given as a miracle worked by the saint, following case. A well-known Ecclesiastical Colthough this would appear to have been the origin lege, which must be nam here, possessed a of the belief and practice. W. B. GERISH. building known as the Rhetoric House. Many

years ago, a student, when labouring under tem. John James Halls_OF COLCHESTER (8th s. porary insanity, committed suicide within its walls. iii. 209).—I knew J.J. Halls. Thomas, the police Long afterwards, another student threw himself magistrate, was his brother. J. J. Halls married out of the top window of the same house. He sara Miss Sellon, and her sister married Sir Benjamin vived long enough to receive the last rites of the

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Church. When questioned, he declared, with deep shadow of a name. Comparatively few of his works contrition, that he had been suddenly' driven to have, before the appearance of this volume, seen the bis fatal act by a mysterious command of irre- light. His Epitaph on Shakespeare' was long ascribed

to Donne, in the 1633 edition of whose poems it is sistible potency.

One can understand how a included; and his ' Angler's Song,' though written at byper-sensitve mind and nervous organization, by the request of Izaak Walton and given in The Combrooding over the dread history of the previous pleat Angler,' has failed to win for its author any reoccupant, may have become unbinged, and how the cognition. His poems existed, however, in manuscript dark tempter found easy prey. The window from light under conditions, typographical and other, that

prepared for the press. They ow at length see the which the second student precipitated himself is now should appease the shade of the poet, supposing it to built up with solid masou-work; but the outline of take cognizance of sublunary things. Not one of his the former window is still clearly marked. After more successful rivals, not even Donne himself, the unthe second tragedy the room was altered into an conscious appropriator of bis honours, has received the

tribute of so handsome and scholarly an edition. Much oratory, over the door of which is now inscribed in of the early work of Basse was traced home to him Latin, - From a sudden and unprovided deatb, in N. & Q. Collier, who printed, among bis · IllustraO Lord deliver us !"

W. J. F. tions of Early Englisb Popular Literature,' 1864, the Dublin,

Sword and Buckler' of Badge, attributed it to another

writer, The Pastorals and other Workes,' Basse's Sir R. BENET, OR BENESE (8th S. jii. 187).— most important achievement,” he prioted for the first It may be of service to your correspondent to time in his Miscellaneous Tracts of the Time of Eliza

beth and James I.' Very little else of Baese has seen know that in James Bohn's Catalogue for 1840 is the light until the present editor has collected for the the following entry :

first time all surviving and accessible writings, ushering “ Benese (Sir Richd.). The Boke of measurying of them in with a biographical and critical introduction of Lande, as well of Wood-land as plow-land, and pasture bighest value and interest. For the story of Basse's life in the felde, and to compt the true nombre of acres of we must refer the reader to this or to the account sup. the same. 12mo., fine copy, morocco, gilt edges, by plied by Mr. Sidney Lee to the ‘Dictionary of National Lewis, 158. London, T. Colwell, n.d."

Biography. Basse is a genuine poet. We bave been

tempted to read through every line that is preserved, ALFRED J. King.

and have found the task not specially difficult. He has Pigott (8th S. iii. 127).—A brother of Chief not much singing gift, and he is an indifferent artist, but Baron Pigott, whose family were of kin to Mrs. siasm, that especially for a country life, seems genuine.

he has a pleasant, if homely, versification, and his enthu. Pigott's second husband, Mr. E. Nagle.

He is an avowed disciple of Spenser, and we are inclined R. E. B. to accept the theory that ascribes to him the authorship

of Brittain's Ida.' We are unable to supply specimens

of Basse's versification, and a bald enumeration of his Miscellaneous,

works would have little interest. We may safely say, NOTES ON BOOKS, &c.

however, that no collection of Elizabethan poetry is The Heart of Midlothian. By Sir Walter Scott. Edited justly neglected in his time, and now the subject of 80

complete without this admirable edition of a writer unby Andrew Lang. (Nimmo.) Or the attractive Border Edition” of the "Waverley strange and flattering, if tardy, recognition. Novels" The Heart of Midlothian' constitutes vols. xi.

Journal of the Ex-Libris Society. and xii. The illustrations, which are equal to any In the present number of this young and assertive that have gone before, include a design by Sir John periodical appears the opening portion of a description Millais in his best style depicting Effie and Geordie. of the exhibition of book-plates held a few weeks ago by This is more to our taste than one or two presentations the Society. The heraldic editor points out that misof Jeannie Deans, who is made a little too "dour-faced." takes are made in arınorial book-plates through the em. The Duke of Argyle, it should be remembered, speaks of ployment of non- - qualified heralde. Two new and her as a "good, comely, sonsy lass.'' It is amusing in admirable book-plates are among the illustrations. this, one of the best of Scott's novels, to find the author dropping into Dickens-like fervour of description which

We have received from the English Dialect Society leads bim into injustice and inconsistency. In her inter- A. Grammar of the Dialect of Windhill, in the West view with the duke (vol. xi. p. 227) Jeannie refuses the Riding of Yorkshire, by Joseph Wright, Ph.D., and " doch an' dorroch ” proffered her, saying that she had A Glossary of Northumberland Words, by R. O. Heslop never tasted wine in her life, her father having charged (Vol. I.). The Grammar' is enriched with a series his children that they should drink no wine. Later, we of specimens of dialect phonetically printed. find the fun growing " fast and furious," old David assist work must prove invaluable to experts, but cannot be ing at something not far removed from a debauch, and used by those who bave not become familiar with the Jeannie even pledging toasts in something stronger than forms by aid of which the sounds of dialect are water. Mr. Lang's preface and notes remain excellent, recorded. The spread of education will we fear, as and the value of the edition grows increasingly obvious.

time goes on, stamp out all varieties of folk-speech.

We cannot, thereforo, be too thankful that Dr. Wright The Poetical Works of William Basse, 1602–1653. has permanently recorded wbat may be regarded as

Edited by R. Warwick Bond, M.A.Oxon. (Ellis & a typical West Riding form. Mr. Heslop's Glossary Elvey.)

of Northumberland Words' extends to the end of Now that every scrap of the poetic and dramatic litera- the letter F. It is very valuable as representing ture of Elizabethan days is being collected, the appear. the Anglian form of our common language in its ance of the poetical works of William Basse was to be purest surviving shape. We also find in the author's expected. To general readers Basse is not even the pages geological and mining terms which do not occur

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elsewhere, or if they be given in modern dictionaries Coracle' with fish. The Bruised Serpent'makes a sort are imperfectly, nay, sometimes inaccurately explained. of appeal, not likely to be effective, against the Jedwood We believe Mr. Heslop's compilation will be studied by justice awarded snakes.-Mr. Percy Fitzgerald tells many to whom the dialect of Northumberland is as a readers of the Genlleman's How to see Antwerp' to foreign tongue. We would direct especial attention to advantage. Mr. Frank Banfield has some acceptable the longer articles, such as “Border Watch," " Butts," 'Souvenirs of Lyonnesse,' and Dr. Strauss writes on “Cadger, Dagger-money,

;" “Earth-fast,” and “Full. 'Spinoza.'--Mr. Grant Allen, the most assiduous of men, plough. Under Cadger” the author quotes some writes in Longman's on .The Epic of April,' and Mr. partisan verses relating to the triumph of the Puritans A. W. Kellard contributes to the same periodical an in the seventeenth century which we do not remember account of The First English Book Sale, which took to have soen before.

place in the seventeenth century, and created some stir. An animated and a very attractive account of Siam is - In the Cornhill attention is attracted by Our Arctic given by the Hon. George Curzon in the Fortnightly. It Heroes' and 'Actors and Actresses in Westminster comes as something like a shock to be told that along Abbey;' -- Belgravia has also an article on Fanny the principal streets of Bangkok runs a tramway, the Kemblo' as well as A Holiday in the Austrian Tyrol,

--The Idler romains diverting as always.-An excellent cars on which will shortly be drawn by electricity English is, it is interesting to hear, the second language of number of the English Illustrated contains many papers the country, and there is an English library, taking in of interest. One is Mr. Wyke Bayliss's · The Likeness of the T'imes and the Athenæum, and an English club. Cbrist.' A good account is given of the Edinburgh Under the title Are Individually Acquired Characters forgeries. Mr. Ginsburg. showing how to get to Chicago, Inherited?' Mr. Alfred Russel Wallace breaks lances depicts the decks and interiors of many steamers, together with Mr. Herbert Spencer. Mr. Kernaban eulogizes with what he is pleased to call the smoke rooms." A the Poems of Louisa Chandler Moulton. Under the great improvement has been effected in this magazine. quaint title of 'Poor Abel,' Quida condemns the sym- PART LXVII. of Cassell's Old and Nero London con. pathy with murderers which is a curious phase of our tains in two sections a well-executed map of London in modern civilization. Concerning the murdered victims, the time of Queen Elizabeth. Its letterpress opens in the poor Abels, of course we are indifferent. It is Cain, Putney and concludes in Fulham. Many of the illustra. the brute, the assassin, to wbom our sympathies go out. tions are very spirited.—

With Part XXVII. of the Mr. F. J. Lys writes on "The India Civil Service and Storehouse of General Information comes a coloured the Universities,' and Sir Archibald Geikie has a good physical map of Europe. The information supplied ends and an attractive paper on Scenery and the Imagination.' | at the Gulf Stream. -In the New Reviero appeare an important paper, by the late Ernest Renan, entitled 'Israel's Deep Slumber, MESSRS. JAXES. ELLIOTT & Co., Temple Chambers, of the Chronicles, an exclusively Levitical work, Renan Falcon Court, Fleet Street, E.C., are preparing for pube holds that they are stamped by the absolute mark of lication forth with the whole of the alchemical and impotence. A close knowledge of Hebrow seems neces- hermetic writings of Paracelsus, for the first time comrary to follow out all the author's conclusion. Mrs. Lynn pletely and faithfully translated into English, with the Linton sends an eloquent protest against certain modern sidelights of the chief commentators, and exhaustive roca. shortcomings, labelling the whole ‘When Plancus was bularies and indices. The magnitude of the undertaking Consul.' Madame Novikoff writes on 'Russia, Rome, will necessitate its issue in the form of monthly volumes, and the Old Catholics, and Mrs. Simpson continues the first of which is now passing through the press, * People I have Known.'-A paper, unique in its class, appears in the Century, under the title The Chicago Anarchists of 1886 : the Crime, the Trial, and the Pun

Notices to Correspondents. ishment,' by the Judge who presided at the Trial. It is a strong protest against regarding as martyrs men who We must call special attention to the following notices: were simply assassins, and is amply illustrated. “An On all communications must be written the name and Embassy to Provence, of which the third part appears, address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but remains very interesting. Mr. O. W. Oliphant sends a

as a guarantee of good faith. well-illustrated paper on The Princess Anne.' Among the illustrations is also a capital view of the eminently

We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. picturesque needles of Etretat.—' An Artist in Japan, To secure insertion of communications correspondents which appears in Scribner's, gives some delightful must observe the following rule. Let each note, query, sketches of Japanese scenes and physiognomies. Anne or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the of Brittany's Châteaux in the Valley of the Loire ' sup. signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to plies some brilliant pictures of those châteaux which appear. Correspondents who repeat queries are requested adorn the Loire and its affluents. Specially good is the to head the second communication “Duplicate." view of the gateway of the Château de Langeais, The Restoration House' is also brilliantly illustrated. The Queries (8to S. ii. 509) it is stated that Bye-Gones was

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