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siderable additions. London : John Murray, Albemarle

Street. MDCCCXXV.-8vo. pp. vi, 7-135. B.M. T. 1166 (1). CONTENTS,N° 70.

B.M. Catalogue says : “By B. Disraeli." NOTES: Beaconsfield Bibliography, 321 - Grenville's

Lawyers and Legislators: or notes on the American • Nugæ Metricæ'-The Mid-day Angelus, 323—Old Gloves -Clevedon—Valuations of Property-Price of Cod in 1824 mining companies. “A strange and a strong Delusion it - Vienna Press-Louis XVI., 324-0. G. Lewis-Cromwell's is, wberewith these men have be witched the World; & Hat-Marriage by Capture-Bow Street Runners-Hyde forcible spirit of Error it must needs be, wbich hath Park, 1824, 325–Basire Family--Nom de Plume-Tenny brought men to such a senseless and unreasonable per

• Poems by Two Brothers,' 328. QUERIES : - Marylebone Lane Green-Dr. Watts-Pedigree Albemarle Street. MDCCCXXV.-8vo. Pp. viii, 99. B.Ú.

suasion as this is.” Hooker. London: John Murray, of Brian Boroimhe-“Yetminster” and “Ockford Samplers-Tying Straw to a Street-door-Barnard-Robert T. 1156 (2). Auguillon-Earl of Lindsay's Coat of Arms, 327-Sir J. Pooly-Sir W. Crosby-Blackwater-Jacobite Bibliography

The pamphlet is dedicated to George Canning -Clan Badges— The New Timon!" Impossible, yet pro- “ by his sincere admirer.” The B.M. Catalogue bable"-Father of Abigail Hill, 328—Trollope's Novels, Alexander Walker - Fairman-Truro Stannary Court says : “By B. Disraeli."

Christian Cole-Lewin-George Townshend, 329. REPLIES :- Mere - stones-Gladstone Bibliography, 329

1826. “ Dammer"-St. Govor's Well-Glasgow University Mace, The Star Chamber. Vol. I. Part I. For April 19– 330-Scottish Counties--Shakspeare and Green-Schola June 7, 1826. “ He would divorge times goe into the Verluciana-Letters of Junius, 331--- Wedding Wreaths, 332 Star Chamber, as occasion would serve : there be spared -Sedan-chair, 333—Sir T. Corry-Loops-Hell Fire Club"Jingo" -The Hollow Sword-blade Company-Dr. T. neither high nor lowe, but judged every estate according Zouch-Rubbers-Influenza, 334-Seventeenth Century to his merits and desertes.". Cavendish's Life of Wolsey. Commonplace Book, 335– Hereford Cathedral-Evan- London : William Marsb, 145, Oxford Street. -8vo. pp. iv, • Phenix-St. Thomas's Day Custom-Chesney-Oldest 154. B.M. P.P. 5865. Tree, 336-Lemgo-Feast of the Windy Sheet-Dr. M. Lister-Wife of Viscount Bourke-Folk-tale-In Memo Tbe B.M. Catalogue says this satirical journal riam' -- Loosestrife,” 337—Burial by Torchlight-“Cor- is attributed to Benjamin Disraeli. Mr. Hitchporal Violet"-Tennyson's Cambridge Contemporaries* Cousin Betty," 338-Turnbrigg—Damask Rose, 339.

man, in his 'Public Life of the Earl of Beacong. NOTES ON BOOKS:-Fowler's * History of Corpus Christi field' (second edition, '1881, p. 12), says: "The

College, Oxford'-Grosart's ' Bower of Delights'--Macray's * Catalogi Codicum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodlet paper was never acknowledged by Lord Beaconsanæ'-Baddeley's 'Queen Joanna of Naples.'

field, but from internal evidence an impartial Notices to Correspondents.

observer will probably be disposed to conclude

that he was mainly responsible for it." No. 2 & Notes.

3, for Wednesday, April 26, 1826, contains &

notice of the two volumes of Vivian Grey' just CONTRIBUTIONS TO A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF published, consisting of a long extract describing BENJAMIN DISRAELI, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD. the castle of the Carabas family and an equally

The works in the following list bave all been long extract depicting Mr. Stapylton Toad. In seen except the Hebrew translations of two of the No. 7, for May 24, appears A Key to Vivian novels. The articles showing the exact date of Grey,' the originals baving sometimes the first letter publication are placed before those bearing the of the surname or title, and sometimes the last year-date only. Thanks are tendered to Dr. Gar.

letter in addition. In No. 5, for May 10, appears nett, of the British Museum, to Messrs. Longman,

a satirical poem, "The Dunciad of To-day. The and to Mr. John Randall.

second portiou appeared in No. 6, the whole con

sisting of 446 lines with copious notes. An elo1820. A true story.

To the Indicator.-Leigh Hunt's quent tribute is paid to Keats in 11. 419-34. The Indicator, No. xl., July 12, 1820, pp. 319-20. B.M. P.P. second part concludes with the words “To be con5382.

tinued. A paragraph in No. 8 says: “The This letter to the editor is signed A. It is the Dunciad of To-day' will be continued in our next opening story in 'Tales and Sketches by the Right number. The prose writers of the day will then Hon. Benjamin Disraeli

, Earl of Beaconsfield, pass the ordeal.” The promise was, bowever, never edited by Mr. Logio Robertson, and published by fulfilled. The article in the ninth pumber, for Messrs. Paterson & Co, in 1891.

June 7, headed Dissolution of Parliament, con

tains the announcement: “ With the cessation of 1825. The life of Paul Jones, from original documents in the Chamber will for the present cease.”

the present Parliament, the sitting of the Star

The follow possession of John Henry Sherbarne, Esq., Register of ebo Navy of the United States. London : John Murray,

ing is the Albemarle Street. MDCCCXXV.-870. pp. xii, 320. B.M.

Key to 'Vivian Grey.' 615 f. 11.

Vole, I. and II. The Preface occupies pp. v-ix. It is unsigned. Marquess of Carabas Marquess of C- (Clanri. The B.M. Catalogue has this note concerning the


Mr. Foaming Fudge ... Mr. B-m (Brougham) book: “Abridged ; with a preface by B. D."

Mr. Cbarlatan Gas

Rt. Hon. G. 0-8 (Canning) An inquiry into the plans, progress, and polioy of the Colonel Delmington Colonel L-a American mining companies. Third edition, with con. Lord Past Century Earl of E- (Eldon)

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Mr. Liberal Principles Mr, H-n (Huskisson) some thirty characters in the third, fourth, and Lord Alhambra ...

Lord P- (Porchester) fifth volumes in the same manner as in the Star Ernest Clay 8-r G-, Esq.

Chamber key, which is reprinted at the end of the The Duke of Waterloo Duke of W- (Wellington) Prince Hungary Prince E-5 (Esterhazy)

later key. As the first and second volumes were Mrs. Million Mrs. C— (Coutts)

issued in 1826 as one division of the work, it Stapylton Toad

J- P-, Esq., M.P. seems a pity that the B.M. has bound the árst Mr. Parthenopex Puff Mr. S-R

three volumes together, and the fourth and fifth Lord Prima Donna Lord Wm. L- (Lennox)

in another volume, instead of following the author's Mr. Hargrave

Mr. S-, M.P.
Marchioness of Almacks Marchioness of L—y (Lon. division of his work.

Koy to Vols. III.-V.
Liberal Snake
Mr. Mc'-(Macculloch)
Vivian Grey

The Author
Sir Christopher Mowbray Sir T. W-, Bart.

Lady Madeleine Trevor Lady C. C–11 (Churchill)
Lady Doubtful
Lady B- (Blessington).

Hon. Miss F-
Prince Xtmnpqrtosklá
Prince G-t-1 (Gortscha. Violet Fane...
Marquis de la Tabatière

Lord P-m

The Russian Archduke Prince Es-b-y (EsterFrederick Cleveland ... R. A-, Esq. Stanislaus Hoax T-H-k, Esq. (Theodore Mr. Sherborne ...

Mr. D'18–i, Senior (Dis. Hook)

raeli) Marquons of Grandgoût Marq. of H-d (Hertford)

Baron Von Konigstein

Lord (
Mr. N-h (Nash)
Mr. Stucco

Chevalier de Bæufflers

M, B-&
Captain Tropic
Captain C-
Prince Salvinski

Sir R. K. P.
Lord Oceanville
Lord C-
Mr. Fitzloom

Sir R. P-1 (Peel)
Mr. Justice St. Prose Mr. Justice P- (Park)

Mr. St. Leger

Mr. D-, late of Christ.
Vivacity Dull
H. T-, Esq. (Horace

church, 'Oxford
Mr. St. John

Sir E.J-y, of Ditto
Lady Soprano
Lady B-

Prince of Little Lilliput Prince of S-C-g(Leopold
Mrs. Dolmont
Lady C-

of Belgium) Duke of Juggernaut ... Duke of N- (Norfolk)


Vivida Vis
J. W. C-, Esq. (Wilson
Madame Carolina

Lady H-11_d (Holland)
The Baroness

Her late R.H. the Princess
Lord Lowersdale
Lord - (Lonsdale)

A-a (Amelia)
C. E-, Esq.
Mr. Sievers...

The late Mr. G-
Colonial Bother'em
R. W. H-, Esq.

Principal writer in Atlack-
Lord Manfred
Lord D-

all Revier The Misses Otranto Misses B- (Berry)

Mr. R. S-y (Southey)

Professor Sky Rocket Col. T-5-8 In the reprint of this key appended to the key Julius Von Aslingen... Brummel to the third, fourth, and fifth volumes the name of Phil' of the Villa Pliniana Sir W. G-11 the original of Mrs. Felix Lorraine is given as Lady Attack-all Revier Quarterly Review

Praise-all Review
Caroline) L(amb).

Edinburgh Revier
Dr. Spittergen

Ab-n-thy (Abernethy), Vivian Grey.


Miss D-n, daughter of the

late celebrated Dr. D-D “Why then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.”

Count Von Sohnspeer

Duke of W-R (Duke of

Wellington) Vol. I. London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Von Chronicle

M. de Sismondi, Author of Street. 1826.-12mo. B.M. N. 435.

• Julia Severa Vol. i. has pp. iv, 266 ; vol. ii., pp. iv, 236. Count Eberstein

Hon. Capt. K.
The dedication is characteristic :

Lord Amelius Fitzfudge

Lord B-5-h (Burghersb) "To the best and greatest of men I dedicate these Col. Von Trumpetson M-8 of 1-0-y (Londonvolumes. He, for whom it is intended, will accept and

derry) appreciate the compliment: those, for whom it is not Mr. St. George

Mr. Aintended, will do the same.'

Little Lintz...

Mr. B-tt-n
See Star Chamber above, and also 1827, 1870, Speigelburg...

Lieut. W-r

M. S-1
1881, 1888, and 1892.

1828. Vivian Grey.

The voyage of Captain Popanilla. By the author of Why then the world's mine oyster,

“ Vivian Grey." “ Travellers ne'er did lie, tho' fools at Wbich I with sword will open."

home condemn 'em.” London: Henry Colburn, New Vol. III. London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Burlington Street. 1828.-12mo, pp. viii, 243. 'B.M. Street. 1827.-12mo. B.M. N. 435, 436,

N. 187 (2). Vol. iii. has pp. ii, 333 ; vol. iv., pp. ii, 362 ;

For other editions see 1870, 1881, 1890, and vol. V., pp. iv, 324. These three volumes were 1891. issued in 1827. At the end of the Museum

1831, copy of vols. iv. and v. is bound a 'Key to Vivian the author of "Vivian

Grey;" In three volumes......

The young duke. “A moral Tale, tbough gay." By Grey' (tenth edition, published in 1827 by. William London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Marsh). This gives the names of the originals of Burlington Street. 1831.–12mo. B.M, N. 838.

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Vol. i. contains pp. iv, 300, pp. iii, iv, being so well, and feelingly translated. Every February I say occupied with an Advertisement from the author to Dropmore with renewed ardour, and I shall now say and the publishers, and pp. 297-300 by Notes. it in your words, Vol. ii. bas pp. iv, 271, the last page containing

Seat of my Soul's delight, adieu | the Notes. Vol. iii. has pp. iv, 265. For later

I go—but leave my spirit here. editions eee 1870, 1881, 1888, and 1892.

Apropos to Dropmore, I send you an attempt of my own,

on your Italian dialogue between Love and Spring, not 1832.

for its own sake, but for that of the answer to it, which The Court of Egypt. A sketch.- New Monthly Maga

I have received from Lord Nugent, and which I think

you cannot fail to admire. zine and Literary Journal, 1832, vol. xxxiv. pp. 555–8.

I beg that you will excuse my baving made use of The little sketch is signed “Mesr.” It is re- another hand in writing to you, as the state of my printed in ‘Tales and Sketches,' 1891.

health* makes it aecessary for me to do so.

I am Dear Sir
The speaking harlequin. The two losses; in one act.
-Nero Monthly Magazine, 1832, vol. xxxv. pp. 158-63.

Your faithful, humble Serpt

GRENVILLET This little piece is in four scenes, and includes two stanzas entitled "Colombine's Ritornella.” It Right Hon. Charles Watkin Williams Wynd, and

The cover is addressed in the handwriting of the is reprinted in Tales and Sketches,' 1891.

franked by him :The Bosphorus. A sketch.- New Monthly Magazine, 1832, vol. xxxv. p. 242

Beaconsfield. Feby two, 1829.

The Venble Archdeacon Wrangham Signed “Marco Polo, Junior.” It is reprinted

Hunmanby, in 'Tales and Sketcher,' 1891.


C. W. Williams Wyon. Egyptian Thebes.- Nero Monthly Magazine, 1832, vol. XXXV. pp. 333-39.

Love and Spring. Signed “ Marco Polo, Junior.” It is reprinted

Veris risit Amor. Rosast (sic) caducas : in Tales and Sketches,' 1891.

Cui Ver, “ Vane puer tuine Flores

Quæso perpetuum manont in Ævum ?” Ixion in heaven. By the author of "Contarini Fleming,"

Anglicè. and “ Vivian Grey." — Nero Monthly Magazine, 1832,

“ Poor Spring,” said Love, “ Unhappy Spring, vol. XXXV. pp. 514-20.

How soon thy flowers decay !" Section viii. is followed by the words “ To be “Vain boy,” said Spring, "on swiftor wing. contidaed.” See 1833, 1870, 1881, 1890, and

Pass not thy Joys away !”. 1891.

La Grenville. Contarini Fleming. A psychological auto-biography.

Answer of Love and Spring. In four volumes...... London: John Murray, Albemarle- And can for Love and Spring be found Street. MDCCCXXXII.-8vo. B.M. 899,900.

No better Augury ?

In thy Sweet Home, within, around, Vol. i. bas pp. iv, 228 ; vol. ii., pp. iv, 247 ;

'Tis thus they answer Thee. vol. iii., pp. iv, 194, and two pages of advertise- “Harsh is thy censure, and unmeet ments ; vol. iv., pp. iv, 230. See 1846, 1853, For Dropmore's happy bowers, 1870, 1881, 1888, and 1891.

Where young Affection fixed its seat

Midst never-fading flowers. (To be continued.)

Time bath passed on, but faithful, We

Here pause upon the wing,

For Love still smiles unchanged, on Thee, LORD GRENVILLE'S 'NUGÆ METRICÆ,' 1824, And all the year is Spring." (Continued from p. 241.)

La Nugent. Dropmore, 2nd February, 1829.

GRANVILLE LEVESON GOWER. MY DEAR SIR-I have to thank you for the beautiful

Titsey Place. little collection of the English and Latin Psychae, with both of which I have been highly gratified, and the more, because both were equally new to me. Nor must I forget History of France,"

vol. ii. p. 74, it is stated that

THE MID-DAY ANGELUS.-In Dr. Kitchin's and far too much neglected store of elegance and senti the mid-day Angelus was instituted by Louis XI., ment. From one of your Extracts, I have remarked, the authority quoted in a foot-note is a passage what I was ignorant of before, that Jortin drew the con- from Jean de Terre as follows :clusion of his much and justly admired Epitaph,t “ Tu cave Lethaeo contingas vra liquori,” from that ample l'Eglise dudit Paris la grosse cloche. chacun feust

“ Dorespavant a l'heure de midy, que sonneroit & I see you are as fond of Flaminius as I am, nor Aeschy un genouil a terre en disant Ave Maria pour is there in his whole volume, anything, which speaks donner bonne paix au Royaume de France." more to my Heart, than the little Poem which you have The passage seems open to construction in the

*' Anthologia Latina Veterum Epigrammatum et * After a long period of ill-health Lord Grenville Poematum,' Amst., 1759-73.

died in January, 1834. + It will be found in a selection of Latin metrical † Signed by himself. inscriptions by Thomas Warton, Poet Laureate. See | Lord Grenville, to suit bis metre, has used a * Annual Register,' 1803, vol. xlv. p. 769.

poetical license in attributing robes to spring.




sense that the Ave Maria was at the giveo time per foot, total 176,000l.; it being under the said with a particular “intention." Is there no reserved price. Comparing this with old Rome, earlier authenticated reference to its observance ? I find that the house of Clodius cost 119,479l, of A narrow, secular, political origin seems hardly our currency; some buildings, classed as palaces, sufficient to account for a custom that has spread went much higher. It is of interest to note that over Europe, and indeed throughout Christendom. all such private houses had their business quarter, It would destroy much of the poetry and senti- wbere produce from the country estates was stored ment that have appealed in successive generations for sale in the metropolis. Crassus left 1,614,5831. to multitudes of thoughtful and religious men and in land, and his residence sold for 28,0001. The

reports that reach us show that, as with America, He heard the Angelus from convent towers the capital sum was recorded, few reckoning by As if a better world conversed with ours,

fixed income. Seneca, the so-called philosopher, Longfellow says, putting into words what many left 2,000,0001., the Emperor Augustus received have felt; and we all remember the pathos of 32,000,0001. in legacies. "America, at present, is Millet's picture of the Angelus.' It seems pre- pre-eminently prosperous ; but taken generally, sumptuous to question in any way the authority of high figures do not prove national prosperity, they the learned Dean of Winchester. It is the wisb, only bring out into stronger relief the poverty of rather than the hope, that he may in this instance the lowest class. If wealth were more equally be wrong that induces me to write to you. divided, we should hear nothing of an eight E. B. M. hours' day.”


13, Paternoster Row. OLD GLOVES.-At the sale of the late Earl of Arran's curiosities in Covent Garden, the gloves

PRICE OF COD IN 1824. — The Rev. N. S. given by King Henry VIII. to Sir Anthony Donny Wheaton's "Journal of his residence in England in were sold for 381. 178.; the gloves given by King 1823–4 (published 1830) says that on his visit to James I. to Edward Denny, Esq. (son of Şir Billingegate, on January 6, “The price of fresh Anthony), for 221. 18. ; the mittens given by cod-fish is five shillinge per pound. 'Two guineas Queen Elizabeth to Sir Edward Denny's lady for is a very common price for one of a moderate size." 25l. 48.; the scarf given by King Charles I. for

F. J. F. 101, 10s. All were bought for Sir Thos. Depny, of Ireland, who is lineally descended from the

VIENNA PRESS AND Louis XVI.-The follow. said Sir Anthony Denny, one-of the executors of ing is a translation of an article of the Neue Freie King Henry VIII.(‘Annual Register,' 1759. p. 84). Presse, which will certainly interest readers of

W. P.

'N. & Q.':CLEVEDON AND THE POETs. — After reading hundred years ago could control their impatience when,

" It is nowadays difficult to understand how people a ('In Memoriam,' xix.),

abroad, events of the greatest consequences were approachThey laid him by the pleasant shore,

ing." And in the hearing of the wave,

Thus the Wiener Zeitung (or Vienna Gazette), of and again (xx.) of

January 30, 1793, relates that three questions* had the grasses of the grave,

been put to the Paris National Convention : first, it was a disillusion to find Arthur Hallam buried whether King Louis was guilty ; second, wbether in the dark chancel of a church. Another bard, the judgment passed on him should be laid before yet more melodious and philosophic, but wanting the people for approval; third, what the punishin that self-control which was so marked a feature ment should be." Nine days before, ere this news of the Laureate, is still remembered at Clevedon.

was ever read, viz., on January 21, Louis bad One of our streets bears his name, and the tiny already ended his career on the scaffold. Oo house where he and Sara lived is still inscribed February 2 the inbabitants of Vienna heard that “ Coleridge Cottage." I one day observed to the 366 members of the Convention had been sentenced present tenant that S. T. C. had been a famous to death, 319 to life-long imprisonment or exile, poet, when she replied, somewhat testily (frequent and at last, on February 6, the Wiener Zeitung visitors having ruffled ber), “A poet ! Well, I appeared with the news of Louis XVI.'s execution. don't think much of that; he might have done

CHARLES BURION. better!” And no doubt Coleridge might have done 51, Sale Street. many things better, though few things have been done better, in its way, than "The Ancient Louis XVI.—The following is cut from the Mariner.'

G. L. FENTON. Daily News of February 24:Clevedon.

“ It has often been wondered what had become of the VALUATIONS OF PROPERTY.-Quite recently,

crucifix used by the Abbé Edgeworth at the execution of one large business freehold in the City, offered for

* See Carlyle’s ‘History of the French Revolution.' sale by auction, was bought in at the rate of 451. book ii, chap. vii.

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Louis XVI. Our Paris correspondent says it is now in indexed in due course, it will be at hand for
the possession of the parish priest of St. Medard de reference for all time :-
Guisiere, to whom it was given by one of his flock, a
Madame d'Espilat, when she was dying. She enjoined

“ The Bow Street Runners ceased out of the land soon him never to part with it, because it was a sacred relic, after the introduction of the new police. I remember and she expected that Louis the Martyr would one day them very well as standing about the door of the office in figure in the calendar of the Church along with his Bow Street. They had no other uniform than a blue ancestor, St. Louis. The crucifix, with the Christ on it, dress-coat, brass buttons (I am not even now sure that is in old carved ivory, and probably made at Dieppe."

tbat was necessary), and a bright red cloth waistcoat.

The waistcoat was indispensable, and the slang name for W. D. PINK

them was 'red-breasts,' in consequence." Letters of C. CHARLES GEORGE LEWIS.—He lies buried in Dickens,' ed. by bis sister-in-law and his eldest daughter, Felpham Churchyard, near Bognor. His epitaph

1880, vol. ii. p. 178.

N. M. & A. runs as follows: " Charles George Lowis / once an engraver ! born at 1824. The afternoon scene there is thus described

HYDE PARK ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 18, Enfield June 13, 1808, I died at Felpham June 16, 1880, I late of 53, Charlotte Street, Portland Place, W.”

by an American clergyman, the Rev. N. S. L. L. K.

Wheaton, whose 'Journal' was published at Hart

ford, U.S., in 1830:OLIVER CROMWELL'S Har.-In the Weekly

“Who has not heard of the promenade in Hyde Park? Dispatch of Juno 17, 1821, I recently met with As the weather was very fine, I walked in that direction the following, which may

readers :- between three and four, and squeezed through Cumber“Mr. Cromwell, of Gheshunt (Herts), has now in his land Gate with the crowd. Here, one of the most lively, possession the hat of his ancestor, Oliver Cromwell

, by animated scenes presented itself. The whole distance which the skall supposed to be the Protector's, wbich, between Oxford Street and Hyde Park Corner, a stretch with two others, were, after the Restoration, affixed of about three-quarters of a mile, was thronged to excess ; over the entrance to Westminster Hall, until the and throwing myself into the tide of human population, reign of Queen Anne, has been tried, and no doubt is with no object in view but to study and observe, I was now entertained of its identity."

borne along with the crowd. Here might be seen W. I. R. V.

wealtby shopkeepers, in whose rotund persons were dis

played the substantial qualities of 'the roast beef of Old MARRIAGE BY CAPTURE.—The following para- | England '-firm stepping matrons and mincing maidens graph, which appeared in the South Wales Daily the fair---privates of the guards, with their military strut

-the old, the sbrivelled, the young, the beautiful, and News of March 14, is so interesting as to deserve a and rusty mustaches-thriving green bachelors in their place in the columns of ‘N. &. Q.':

frog-buttoned frock coats- corinthians and exquisites “At the last meeting of the Dafydd ap Gwilym from Bond Street, sporting an eye-glass and perfuming Society, Oxford, Mr. J. H. Davies gave an interesting the gales with their ambrosial locks--waiting men in laced account of peculiar marriage customs which still prevail coats, and plush unmentionables of yellow, green, blue, in many parts of Cardiganshire. It would appear that red, and all the primary colours-and a multitude more in this county we have still a survival of the old practice of pedestrians not so readily classified-all elbowing their of marriage by capture. On the marriage day the way amidst the throng, in the gayest and most talkative bridegroom and his friends proceed to the house of the humour imaginable. They might have almost been bride. Here the door is locked, and resistance is offered reckoned by tens of thousands, the fineness of the day to their entry by the bride's friends and relatives, scufiling after a long succession of rains having enticed them and horseplay being freely indulged in. When order bag abroad. On the other side of the railing. in Park Lane, been restored, the spokesmen on each side hold a dialogue, the scene was no less amusing. A double row of cargenerally in verse. The bridegroom is then allowed ad- riages, moving by each other in opposite directions, mission, but meanwhile the bride has been disguised, occupied the middle part of the street; and on each side and is more often than not eventually found, dressed as hovered a cloud of horsemen. The carriages moved on as an old crone, nursing a male child. The child is a male, in a funeral procession, at a slow pace, interrupted in order, it is supposed, that the first children of the mar? by frequent balts, and so close as to be almost in riage may be also males. Soon after the contracting parties contact. The tops were generally down; and many a go forth to chapel or church, 8 the case may be. Trouble fair one, who glitters in the purlieus of St. James' and is not yet as an end for the hapless groom, however. Grosvenor Squares, among the ascending, culminating, The father, or father and brothers, ride off with the and waning stars of the court, might be seen reclining bride, and a chase ensues. When the groom comes up at her ease, directing her opera-glass towards the thick with the bride she is delivered into his hands, and the mass of pedestrians over the railing, or chatting with ceremony now proceeds in the orthodox manner.' some gallant cavalier, or innocently drawing aside her F. O. BIRKBECK TERRY.

veil, in the consciousness of possessing charms which

needed not that charitable concealment. Here were Bow STREET RUNNERS.—Traditions of these carriager, on which coronets glittered, and lions ramped, people survive, but there are not many persons crowed ; and on which were pourtrayed all the quaint

and griffins yawned, and phenixes blazed, and cocks now alive who can remember seeing them in the and multiform devices of heraldry, denoting descent flesh. We have more than once been asked ques- from ancient and honourable fainilies.' luterspersed tions relating to them which we were unable to between, were stanhopes, and tilburys, and curricles, answer. The following passage was written by drawn by ponies of every size, from that of a large New Charles Dickens on April 18, 1862. It may be their families; while on either side, the dandies galloped

foundland dog and upward, and loaded with citizens and well to transfer it to your pages, where, when to and fro, witching the world with noble horsemanship.'


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