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LONDON, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1901. buted so greatly to advance the prosperity
and renown of their country.” CONTENTS. - No. 184.
On the 2nd of December, 1854, LIBERAL NOTES :-Civil List Pensions, 1-Newbury, James's Pow- gives the following quotation from Madame ders, and Goldsmith, 11 - Shakespeariana, 12. - Bishop de Staël :Sherborne, 13-"A bad day and a worse"_“Three acres and a cow "-Pall Mall - Japanese Names – Dahlia and “Quelques pensions accordées aux gens de lettres Fuchsia-Price of Ink in 1288, 14.
n'exerceront jamais beaucoup d'influence sur les
vrais talens. Le génie n'en veut qu'à la gloire, et QUERIES :- " Kentish fire" – Goldsmith's Publishers
la gloire ne jaillit que de l'opinion publique.” Antoine de Lafosse in England-“In the days when we went gipsying" Redmaynes Mayors of Newcastle
On the 31st of July, 1858, J. M. H. notes under-Lyme, 15-Cowley's Poems set to Musion Isaac that in the year 1663 Louis XIV. granted Penington the Younger- "Custice"-Lavington in Sussex - King of Spain's Bible' - Breslaw - Philpot MSS.- pensions to several literary men, and asks Mackenzie of Gairloch, 16-Icknield Street, 17.
for a copy of the list. To this CLERICUS (D.) REPLIES :-St. Clement Danes, 17—“Anyone," "Every- replies on the 21st of August. one," 18-Sheriff Sir T. Cooke-Neptune and Crossing the On the 1st of February, 1862, MR. J. W. Line-"La-di-da,"19--De Bathe and Holsworthy Families, 20 - Designations of Foreigners in Mexico - Gladstone BRYANS proposes the founding of an Order Volume--Game of Battledore - Funeral Cards -" Rabbat- of Merit, to take the name of the “ Order of ing:" 21-Bell Inscription--Scottish University Graduates the Albert Cross,” in memory of the late Knifeboard-St. George and the Dragon, 23– Hogarth's Prince Consort. House - Blue Beard, 24 - " Parlour" - Glasgow Üniver
“We have already the 'Victoria Cross' for deeds sity, 25—"Collate"-Malt and Hop Substitutes-Authors done in the field ; might we not have the pendant Wanted, 26.
to it, for exploits no less worthy in the peaceful NOTES ON BOOKS :- 'Memorials of the Duttons of paths of science ?” Dutton'-Reviews and Magazines.
On the 1st of February, 1868, appears a Notices to Correspondents.
note, The Literary Pension of the Civil List,' signed J. A. G., who suggests that 5,000l. per
annum should be the very minimum sum Botes,
devoted to literary pensions, and leaves it
"in the hands of the Editor and those of his CIVIL LIST PENSIONS.
able contributors for an influential and 'suċOn the 16th of May, by_an
Order of the House of Commons, a Return was for records of royal bounty funds.
On the 25th of July, 1885, H. Y. P. asks printed of “Persons now in receipt of Pensions charged on the Civil List of Her I have, as will be seen, not given the penlate Majesty under the Act 1 Vict., c. 2, s. 5.” sions in the order of the printed list, but On looking over this publication I felt what have classified them under their respective an interesting permanent record it would be heads. The name of the Prime Minister if we could place it in the pages of “dear old under whose administration the pension was 'N. & Q.," and with the Editor's cordial granted has also been added. approval 'I wrote to the printers, Messrs. One name dear to all lovers of literature, Eyre & Spottiswoode, asking them for per- that of Sir Robert Peel, appears but once, mission to reprint it. Their reply was that there being, now only one recipient among the copyright did not rest with them, but the many who received pensions at his hands. they courteously suggested that I should place This survivor is a daughter of the late Sir my request before the Controller of His Hudson Lowe, the pension being granted as Majesty's Stationery Office, who has kindly far back as 1845. Of Sir Robert Peel's symacceded to my wish upon the understanding pathy with literary men full mention was that "mention is made of the fact that the made by the Athenceum in the obituary notice permission of the Controller of His Majesty's of him which appeared in the number of the Stationery Office has been obtained," and I 6th of July, 1850. The grant of 3001. a year to am now able to place the Return before the Southey, with an offer of a baronetcy, a like readers of 'N & Q.'
sum to Wordsworth, 2001. a year to TennyThe following references to the subject of son, 1501. a year to James Montgomery, 2001. literary pensions have appeared in these a year to Mr. Tytler, the same to Mr. columns :
M'Culloch, 1001. a year to the widow of On the 21st of October, 1854, INDIGNANS Thomas Hood, proved his appreciation of calls attention to “the pittance of 1,2001. literature, while for the sons of Mrs. Hemans distributed among some thirty or forty he found places under the Crown, and individuals, all of whom, by the force and the first appointment of his first adminisplendour of their genius...... have contri-stration was given to Allan Cunningham. He also bestowed pensions on Mrs. Somerville Christianity can never-even in the highest developand Faraday, and it is pleasing to record that ment possible to it-get beyond the loving univera niece of the great chemist, Miss Jane salism of such opposite poets as Bailey and Burns.
Had not Festus' been itself preceded (by Barnard, still enjoys a pension.
something like four years) by Mr. Browning's *N. & Q.’ of the 8th of May, 1852, opens Paracelsus, and not followed by it, the in. with a note by the Editor on Sir Robert Peel, Auence of 'Bailey would, through Dobell, have and his claims to be remembered by the been so great upon our youngest school that literary men of England. Mention is made his place in the history of nineteenth-century of the many literary pensions granted even is now. Yet, in the study of English poetry,
poetry would have been more important than it during the time he was Prime Minister, as it is always necessary to consider the influence of well as of his generosity towards Dr. Maginn, Paracelsus' upon ' Festus,' the influence of 'Fesand it is proposed that a bust or statue of him tus' upon · Balder’and ‘England in Time of War'; should be placed in the vestibule of the British and the influence of these upon most subsequent Museum.
poetry.” In 1888 an investigation as to the Victorian
1858, February 15th (Lord Palmerston). administration of the Pension List, in refer- MR. STEPHEN HENRY BRADBURY. ence to literature, was conducted for the com- “In consideration of his contributions to mittee of the Incorporated Society of Authors literature. 50l.” by Mr. William Morris Colles, and the result 1861, April 19th (Lord Palmerston). Second grant. published. Mr. Colles proposes that
“In consideration of his literary merit. “the sum of 1,2001. be yearly voted for the purpose 251." of assisting distinguished men and women of letters, art, and science by granting pensions when they
A poet of the middle of the century. have arrived at the age of fifty-five or are incapaci
1858, October 4th (Earl of Derby). tated from work by ill health, mental or bodily, and their widows or daughters' if they are in dis: Mrs. SUSANNA BARTLETT. tressed circumstances.'
“In consideration of the literary merits of
her husband, the late William Henry BartLITERATURE.
lett. 751." 1851, October 10th (Lord John Russell). William Henry Bartlett (1809-54), author MRS. Mary Reid.
of Walks about Jerusalem,'' Forty Days in “In consideration of Dr. Reid's valuable the Desert,'. The Nile Boat,' The Pilgrim contributions to literature, and of the dis- Fathers.' He edited Sharpe's London Magatressed condition in which his widow and sine from March, 1849, to June, 1852 (‘ D.N.B.,' children are placed by his decease.' 501.”
vol. iii. p. 335). Mrs. Reid is the widow of James Seaton 1861, April 19th (Lord Palmerston). Reid, D.D. (1798-1851), Church historian, Miss MARY ANNE JERROLD. author of 'History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the third volume of her father, the late Mr. Douglas Jerrold. 50l."
“In consideration of the literary merit of which was completed by Prof. Killen, of Belfast (Dictionary of National Biography,' first article in Punch, signed Q., appeared in
Douglas William Jerrold (1803-57).
His vol. xlvii. p. 429).
the second number, September 13th, 1841, 1856, November 10th (Lord Palmerston). and he was a constant contributor until ten MR. PHILIP JAMES BAILEY.
days before his death. From 1852 he was "In consideration of his literary merits. editor of Lloyd's Newspaper at a salary of 100l."
1,0001. a year. He contributed three columns Born at Nottingham, 22nd of April, 1816. of leaders each week as well as literary Author of 'Festus, published in 1839.
reviews. He was also an early contributor was included in the honorary LL.D.s at the to the Athenæum. For a list of his works, recent celebration at Glasgow University.
&c., see ‘D.N.B.,' vol. xxix. pp. 349-52. Mr. Theodore Watts in the Athenæum for
1863, June 18th (Lord Palmerston). April 1st, 1876, writes that
MR. GERALD MASSEY. “there is, in fact, both here and in America, a large section of the public, both cultivated and
“As to a lyric poet, sprung from the uncultivated, which-free from the bonds of Cal. people. 701.” vinism on the one and from hedonic nescience 1887, April 1st (Marquis of Salisbury). Second grant. and art-worship on the other-feels a warm and “In consideration of his literary merit, passionate sympathy with Mr. Bailey's poem and the universalism it teaches. And this sympathy, and of the smallness of his means of supin religious circles, at least-is, as a matter of fact, port. 301." widening. It might almost be said, indeed, that Born at Gamble Wharf, near Tring, May 29th, 1828. His first book was 'Voices novels commenced in 1862 with David of Freedom and Lyrics of Love,' 1851, fol. Elginbrod.' lowed by 'The Ballad of Babe Christabel,' 1878, June 19th (Earl of Beaconsfield). 1855, Craigcrook Castle,' 1856, and many LADY CREASY. others. His last work published is My
"In recognition of the literary services of Lyrical Life,' 1890.
her late husband, Sir Edward Creasy. 1501."
Edward Shepherd Creasy, born 1812; died 1866, December 10th (Earl of Derby).
January 27th, 1878. His Biographies of Miss MARY CRAIK. “In consideration of the services of her Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World,' 1852
Eminent Etonians' appeared in 1850, and his father, the late Dr. Craik, as Professor of (*D.N.B., vol. xiii. p. 64). History and English Literature in the
1880, April 28th (Earl of Beaconsfield). Queen's College, Belfast. 302."
George Lillie Craik (1798-1866), born at Mrs. MARIAN HEPWORTH Dixon. Kennoway, Fife. He came to London, and “In consideration of the literary services of became connected with Charles Knight, and her late husband, Mr. William Hepworth contributed largely to the publications of Dixon. 1007." the Society for the Diffusion of Useful William Hepworth Dixon (1821-79). His Knowledge; also to the Penny Magazine life of Howard (published 1850) went through and Penny Cyclopædia. In 1849 he was three editions in one year. From 1853 to appointed to the above-mentioned professor-1869 editor of the Athenæum. It was at his ship ('D.N.B.,' vol. xiii. p. 1).
suggestion greater facilities were given to
the public to visit the Tower of London, and 1870, April 12th (W. E. Gladstone). during his first trip to America he arranged Mr. ROBERT WILLIAM BUCHANAN.
for the recovery of the Irish State Papers, “In consideration of his literary merits as for which he was offered the honour of
knighthood ('D.N.B.,' vol. xv. pp. 128–9). a poet. 100l.”
Born August 18th, 1841; died June 10th, 1881, October 31st (W. E. Gladstone). 1901. Obituary notice in Athenæum, June 15th. DR. CHARLES WELLS. M.A.P. of same date : 'Robert Buchanan's
"In recognition of his services in connexion Youth' The Spectator, June 29th, 1901, with Oriental languages and literature. 501.” contains a communication signed W. W.,
Born 6 September, 1838; special correstating that "lines from the Siren adorn spondent of the Daily Telegraph in the the drawing-room of the beautiful château-Schleswig-Holstein War, 1864 ( Who's Who,' observatory of Abbadia, near Hendaye, now
1901). belonging to the Institute of France. They
1881, October 31st (W. E. Gladstone). well express the feelings of the late owner MR. CHARLES PATRICK O'CONOR. when he built the château.” A translation is given. The lines commence
“In consideration of his merit as a poet,
and of his narrow means of subsistence. 501. Oh melancholy waters, softly flow!
1882, August 16th (W. E. Gladstone). 1877, June 1st (Earl of Beaconsfield). MR. SAMUEL RAWSON GARDINER. Miss MARY ANN DE FOE.
“In recognition of his valuable contribu“The lineal descendant of the author of tions to the history of England, 1501.” 'Robinson Crusoe.' 757."
Born March 4th, 1829 (Who's Who,' 1901). In the Athenceum of June 1st, 1895, Mr.
1884, February 9th (W. E. Gladstone). George A. Aitken gives a list of books from
MR. FREDERICK JAMES FURNIVALL. the catalogue of Defoe's library; The missing catalogue had been lying all these years in “In recognition of his services to English the British Museum.
philology and literature. 1507."
Born February 4th, 1825 ('Who's Who,' 1877, November 28th (Earl of Beaconsfield). 1901). MR. GEORGE MACDONALD.
1884, May lst (W. E. Gladstone). “In consideration of his contributions to MR. JAMES AUGUSTUS HENRY MURRAY, LL.D. literature. 1007."
"In consideration, and for the promotion, Born 1824. Was an Independent minister, of his valuable services to philology, especially but retired on account of his health. His in connexion with his work as editor of the first book was a poem, published in 1856, New English Dictionary. 2501.” "Within and Without'; his long series of Born 1837 ('Who's Who,' 1901).