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and thus founded the Saxon settlements in TranCONTENTS.- N° 224.

sylvania, which keep their nationality distinct to NOTES :-Magyar Folk-Tales, 281-MS. Account of Battle of

the present day. After the Mongolians came the Trafalgar, 283--Letter of Lord Byron-Macaulay on Law of Turks, with whom an almost unceasing struggle Proportion, 285- Remarkable Monumental Inscription was carried on until the end of last century. During Shoal: School - Lambeth Degrees — Literary Parallel Symbolism, 286.

this period the capital, Buda, was taken several QUERIES:-Saint Golder-Keeper of St. Swithin's Gate times, being in one instance under Turkish rule

Henry Norris-"Felling oaks"-Rev. John Perkins-Dr. for 167 years. Besides all this there were large
James Keith-Voltaire-Bachelor's Arms-Helen : Ellen :
Eleanor, &c., 287 - " Suspensions on the Dominant"-

immigrations from Western Europe, brought in Roman Catholic Burial-ground-Alexander Pope-Living by the several foreign dynasties who were elected ston Family-Folk-lore of Death-Female Paper-bangers

to the throne of Hungary after the male issue of Mrs. Grundy-Thomas Bates-Anthony Pearson-Quavivers, 288 Costume of Miniature - Gordon Family -- Coin or | Arpád* died out, which occurred in the fourteenth Weight-Old Proverb-Heywood : Parr-Mrs. Henry Lynch century. Nor must it be forgotten that there was -Esther Faa Blythe--Lychnoscope-Salvator Rosa-Cartlech, 289-Executions-Authors Wanted, 290.

a continuous infiltration from the small nationREPLIES:-Scottish Regiments-Letter of Lord Byron, 290_) alities lying to the south and south-east of the Titus Oates-Allonby, 291-Source of Nursery Rhyme

country, and so we find Servians and Croatians Rodings-Double Chess-Gould Family, 292-Books Wanted -Pricking for Sheriffs-“ First commoner"-Broad Arrow

dwelling in Hungary; then, again, Armenian, -Oil Painting of Reformers, 294-" Willelmus filius Stur" | French, Italian, and even Spanish colonies have Seconds' Hand on Watches Sun-dial Inscription-Mrs.

been founded in the south during the last century. Schimmelpenninck - Bowling -- Petty France, &c., 295 “Prevention better than cure"-Birthday Books-Thomas | Bearing all this in mind, and not overlooking the West. Lord De la Warr, 296-Mufti-Sir J. 0. Leeke, Bart. -Samian Ware-Quotation from Tennyson-" Three Ladies Waldegrave"-"Once and away," 297 – Petting Stone

will readily be understood how many and formidChâteau Yquem "Worth & Jew's eye"- Tennyson's able are the difficulties that beset the writer who “ Maud "- Heraldic - Silver Medal - Scott Family. 298

attempts to give an ethnographical description of Chitty-face-Armistice-Yeovil-Trial by Almanac--Scamblands, 299.

the people dwelling in Hungary. Some of the NOTES ON BOOKS:-Thorold Rogers's “Six Centuries of above-named races have died out, others have Work and Wages"-Palmer's “Town, Fields, and Folk of

amalgamated with their neighbours, still a great Wrexham"-Munk's "Gold-headed Cane.". Notices to Correspondents, &c.

number retain their own language and customs. The Hungarian Home Office on this account is

obliged to have a department called the “ Bureau Potes.

de Traduction," whose only business is to translate MAGYAR FOLK-TALES.*

the Government notices into the various tongues Who are the Magyars? According to Hun

that are spoken in the land. During the late trial garian history—which is supported by contem

of Jews at Nyiregyháza great and almost insuperporaneous evidence in the shape of German

able difficulties were caused by the numerous lanchronicles, Greek, Arab, and Latin writers, and

guages which the witnesses used.

Out of all this babel of 16,000,000 souls dwellthe annals of several monasteries—they are a tribe who some thousand years ago came into Europe,

ing in Hungary, 6,000,000 avow themselves

Magyars, i.e., descendants of the people who came and, having conquered the races dwelling in the country which is now called Hungary, settled

in with Arpád; they speak Magyar, which is a down there. When they arrived they found the

Turanian tongue ; whilst the rest speak one or land peopled by the ancestors of the various

other of the Indo-European languages. And now, nationalities which still dwell in Hungary, such

having cleared the way so far, and trusting that as the Slováks, Bulgarians, and Roumanians, and

the reader will understand who the Magyars are, probably by remnants of former nations which

I will proceed by another question, Who are

the ancestors of the Magyars ? This is a question bad sojourned there, but of which well-nigh every trace but the name had vanished, e. 9., Kazars,

more easily asked than answered, for over the Avars, and Gepidæ. The Magyars were not, how

reply a fierce controversy rages, and on both sides

are ranged men of knowledge and learning. ever, allowed to enjoy undisputed possession of

According to popular tradition the Magyars their new home, which they regarded as their in-1 heritance from Attila, for soon new hordes poured

are direct descendants of those Huns who, after in from Asia, amongst them being the Bysseni

their defeat near the river Netad,t went back to and Cumanians, followed later on by the Tartars, one horde under Batu Khan, in 1285 A.D., de

* Arpád is regarded as the founder of modern Hunpopulating great parts of the country, and this

gary, being the son of Almos, who led the Magyars over

the Carpathians on their way from the Ural. The thouwas the reason that King Béla IV. invited immi- sandth anniversary of the founding of the nation is to be grants from Western Europe to fill up the void, held in 1894.

† So soon as Attila died (A.D. 453) his sons began to * Vadrózsák, by János Kríza, 1863, 1 vol.; Népdalok quarrel over their inheritance; then the various depen. és Mondák, by János Erdélyi, 1846, 3 vols.

dent nations rose in rebellion, and a great battle, in

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