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a few inches of it now. I must adhere to "ye" on archeological subjects, the fruit of studies in for the, and “Messalonghi " for Missolonghi, and Naples, Tivoli, and Řome, particularly the Iseri. also assign the same duration of life to the Spanish xioni dei Marmi Grezzi ; Sopra i Segni Incisi Cortes as I previously affirmed Byron to have done. nelle Mura di Roma; Sopra Alcuni Graffiti di I cannot refer to Moore's copy of this letter, nor Vasi Arcaici ; Frammenti di un Disco di Vetro che can I doubt the correctness of my own eyes. rappresenta ¿ Vicennali di Diocleziano, &c.; and
FRED. W. Jov, M.A., F.S.A. | it was his paper, Intorno ad un Campanello d'Oro Cathedral Library, Ely.
trovato sui Esquilino, 1875, which brought into
notice the little bell which became very fashionable SCHUMANN AND SCHUBERT (6th S. ix. 330).There is a translation of the Knight of Toggenburg
in London for a charm a few seasons ago. He in a volume of “Burns's Fireside Library," called.
was one of the most active members of the ComGerman Ballads, Songs, &c. The translator's name
| missione di Archeologia Sacra, and for seven years
that he was president of the Accademia di Archeois not given; only the initials H. T.
logia Cristiana he never missed a single sitting ; Teignmouth.
and a fall which he had while superintending ex
cavations in the catacomb of S. Ippolito was the SINGLETON (6th S. vii. 487; viii. 132, 215).-I remote cause of his death. His attainments have hardly think the definition correct. By a singleton | been mentioned by Mommsen, Corpus Inscr. I do not understand a single card of any suit, nor Lat. V., pp. 736, 779; and by De Rossi, Bull. di do I ever employ the phrase " to lead a singleton.” | Arch. Crist., pp. 66 et seq. The latter also has I say, "to lead from a singleton," i. e., from an given his character in the following epigraph, which original suit of a single card.
C. M. I. has just been put up in the church of S. Carlo di Atheneum Club.
ALOYSIO BRUZZA HENSHAW (6th S. ix. 349).—There is a pedigree
SACERDOTI SANOTISSIMO VIRO CLARISSIMO of the Henshaw family in Castles, Mansions, and Manors of Western Sussex, by Elwes and Robin
CIVIBUS EXTERISQUE ACCEPTUM son, p. 35, though the names of those particularly
ECCLESIA ET PATRIA LUGENT mentioned by your correspondent do not occur in
SOCIKTAS OULTORUM ANTIQ. CHRIST,
PARENTE ORBATA it. I have looked through my alphabetical list
JUSTA FUNEBRIA of lord mayors of London up to 1774, and cannot
DIE AB OBITU TRIGESIMA find the name of Henshaw amongst them at all,
R. H. Busk. The New ENGLISH DICTIONARY (6th S. ix. 224, Rococo (18+ S. i. 321, 356; ii. 276; vii. 627; 4th 277, 310).-In connexion with the question of S. iv. 158, 241; vi. 234; 6th S. ix. 166, 271).the completeness of this very important under-Four times has the query, “ What is the origin of taking, permit me to inquire whether Monro, his rococo ?” been inserted and answered in “N. & Q." Expedition, has been referred to. From a slight The best and really conclusive answer is in 4th S. acquaintance with the book I can perceive that it iv, 241. So much has been written about it that contains many unfamiliar words. The writer was, it will scarcely stand any more threshing out. no doubt, influenced by his Scottish extraction and
O. M. I. by his profession of arms, especially as exercised
Athenæum Club in foreign countries. But I cannot but think that
PICTURES IN BERLIN WOOL IN THE ROYAL & search, if not yet undertaken, would be well re- ACADEMY (6th S. ix. 328).-In my “ Dictionary of paid.
T. W. WEBB. Artists,” to be published during May, I have Hardwick Vicarage, Hay.
included Berlin wool workers (if any) under the P. BRUZZA, EPIGRAPHIST (6th S. ix. 107), was description of “ Needlework.” After having one of the many Italian erudite workers unknown hurriedly extracted those names of exhibitors in to fame. He is greatly esteemed in Italy, however, that class of art (1) I find that forty, all ladies, though rather for his antiquarian studies and his sent 76 pieces of needlework from 1761 to 1791; to success in reading ancient inscriptions than as an the Society of Artists, 53; to the Free Society, 21; actual epigraphist. He was born at Genoa, March 15, and to the Royal Academy, 2; the solitary Royal 1813, and died in Rome, Nov. 6, 1883, and was á Academy exhibitor was Miss Jane Braham, in member of the Barnabite order. While pursuing 1780. The best-known names amongst the other his education in Rome, its antiquities became his exhibitors are the Countess of Aylesbury, Miss passion. Being sent to take charge of the college Mary Linwood, and Mrs. Worlidge. of Vercelli, he devoted all his spare time to the As “ workers in hair" are closely allied to needlestudy of the antiquities there, and his Iscrizioni workers, I give the statistics of that class from Vercellesi, published in 1874, is his most important 1769 to 1788. Sixteen exhibitors sent 126 specimens work. He is known also for many monographs to the following exhibitions ; Society of Artists, 88;
Free Society, 33; and the Royal Academy, 5. The “ SO NATURALISTS OBSERVE A FLEA," &c. (6th
“ The vermin only teaze and pinch and “poker pictures.” If G. F. R. B. wishes to
Their foes superior by an inch. push this inquiry any further, I shall be pleased
So naturalists observé, a flea," &o. to give him the titles of any of the works, if he will
GEORGE WAITE. favour me with a call. ALGERNON GRAVES. We draw especial attention to this correction, and 6, Pall Mall.
hope it will meet the eyes of all who saw the previous
notice, in which another poom of Swift was erroneously · In the second exhibition, 1770, No. 219, “A Tulip
bition, 1770, No. 219, A Tulip advanced as the source.] in Needlework,” by a lady, and No. 234, "A Head in Needlework," by a lady, are in the list of honorary VISCOUNT MONTAGUE, BARON BROWNE OF exhibits. Hogu Owen, F.S.A. COWDRAY (6th S. ix. 209, 257, 337).-Referring
to the well-known traditionary curse connected A TRINNETTIER CHILD (6th S. ix. 307).-I be- with Cowdrav to which Nomad alludes, I should lieve that the word Trinity is not to be found in be glad of any references to a printed version of the Bible, and that it is a scholastic term derived the curse before the drowning of the viscount or from the Latin word Trinitas, denoting a three- the fire at Cowdray. At present I cannot trace fold unity. Whether trinnettier be an “Anglo any, and one or two writers hint at the curse being Saxon" word (ante, p. 302), your learned etymologist, invented after the events. PROF. SKEAT, no doubt can tell us. If I may
FREDERICK E. SAWYER, hazard a guess as to the meaning of the word, Brighton. though its orthography is exceptionable, my con. jecture is that the child buried was one of three PESTILENCE IN ENGLAND IN 1621 (6th S. ix. that is, if ladies circa 1723 ever did produce triplets. 269, 317).-From the answers given I fear that
I did not sufficiently explain what I wanted to Ashford, Kent.
know; and the matter being of much interest to
Shakespearian students, I would now set it forth It probably signifies that the child was one ofl in of triplets. If it refers to there being three at a Mistress Overdon speaks against the sweat, the
as one of in other words. In Measure for Measure, I. ii., birth, the first e ought to be a. I never saw the war, and the gallows; and Malone-and I think word before. THOMAS STRATTON. I rightly-takes the sweat to be her synonym for
But JOIN HOOKE (5th S. vi. 447: viii. 609 : ix. 75. the pestilence specially called the plague. 116; 6th S. ix. 336). In justice to Mr. Loftie,
the odd thing, and that which creates a difficulty, may I be allowed to correct å statement I made at I is that there was another pestilence, really very the last reference? He does not say that Hooke
different from the plague, called the sweat. Why, succeeded Killegrew as master of the Savoy in
then, should she call the true plague the "sweat”? 1699, and the only statement supported by the
More than one plausible reason might be given for extracts from Malcolm and Stowe is that of his
this, but my friend Mr. W. G. Stone quoted to me election to the chaplaincy in 1663. Writing from
the passage from Bishop Longland in, apparently, memory was the cause of my mistake.
1521, where the then prevailing disease is spoken J. S. ATTWOOD.
of both as the "swet” and the plage.” This is Exeter.
the more noteworthy inasmuch as, according to Dr.
John Caius, who wrote on the sweat in 1522, the SIR WALTER MANNY (6th S. ix. 26, 78, 118, dates of its recurrence in England were 1485, 335).—The name of “ John Many the eldere” 1506, 1517. 1528, and 1551-1521 or 1522 being occurs in the list of gentlemen appointed to attend omitted. In the hope of obtaining a parallelism the Duke of Suffolk on his meeting Anne of Cleves to Mistress Overdon's words, I wish to ascertain at Dover. See Chronicle of Calais (Camden whether this 1521 pestilence was or was not the Society).
"sweat"; and could I be made sure that it was the
“gweat”; and cou DOUBLE ENTENTE (6th S. ix. 170, 238, 356). —
| true plague the parallelism would be exact. Double entendre is not “unknowe" in France, as
BR. NICHOLSON. was to the Wife of Bath, and is to most French FAMILY OF DOVE (6th S. ix. 268).—Thomas speaking Britons, “the French of Paris." The Dove, about whom C. inquires, was grandson to expression is given by Littré in the supplement to Bishop Dove, of Peterborough. The bishop's eldest his Dictionary at the word entendre, quoted from son was Sir William Dove, of Upton, Knt. He Dangeau (1688). Dangeau (Philippe de Courcillon, married twice-(1) Frances, daughter of William Marquis de) was a member of the Académie, and Downhall, of Peterborough, by whom he had issue Boileau dedicated to him his euphemistic Satire on seven sons and two daughters; and (2) Dorothy, Nobility
HENRI Du Bois. daughter of Sir Thomas Smith, or Nevill, of Holt,
co. Leicester, Knt., and widow of Arthur Brocke, The position of the first period of seven years of of Oakley, co. Northants, by whom he had issue life in English law is a matter of folk-lore, and has three sons and one daughter. Thomas Dove, of not, I think, been generally noticed. At seven Upton, was the eldest son by the first marriage, marriage is lawful, fourteen is the age of puberty, He married twice; and by his first wife had issue and twenty-one full age. Under gavelkind tenure six sons and one daughter, Frances, Lady Wil the full age of a male is fourteen, and he can then loughby de Broke. More particulars of the bishop's convey land. The customs of Bosham Manor, family may be seen in the East Anglian, ii. 203. Sussex (a manor of ancient demesne), fixed full age Some references are also given in “ N. & Q.;" 2nd of a male at eighteen and a female at sixteen. S. xii. 31. W. D. SWEETING.
FREDERICK E. SAWYER. Maxey, Market Deeping.
Brighton. Frances, daughter of Thomas Dove, of Upton, Nonsuch PALACE (6th S. viii. 448 ; ix. 90, 154, co. Northants, was great-granddaughter of Thomas 178, 233, 256, 315).—“Ecce iterum !" But Dove, Bishop of Peterborough. The bishop died perhaps MR, EDWARD WALFORD and his Greater Aug. 30, 1630, aged seventy-four, and was buried London may like to be reminded that there is in Peterborough Cathedral.
at least one link between Nonsuch Palace and REGINALD STEWART BODDINGTON. Stratford-on-Avon. The largest and most elaborate Beaconsfield Club, Pall Mall.
of the Clopton tombs in Stratford Church is that T. L. PEACOCK (6th S. ix. 204, 317).--Is it any
of the Countess of Totnes and her husband the consolation to A. J. M. to know that there is some
Earl. It is at the eastern end of the north aisle ; one else who reads Peacock, at all events suffi
and close beside it, sheltered by those huge ciently to observe three mistakes in A. J. M.'s
grotesque recumbent figures of his lordship and four-line extract from “ The War-Song of Dinas |
my lady, lies in modest repose the body of Mistress Vawr”? My copy of the first edition of The
Amy Smith, “ being of about y® Age of 60 Yeares Misfortunes of Elphin reads :
and a Maide.” Mistress Amy, having by the " The mountain sheep are sweeter,
space of forty years served her lady, to wit, the But the valley sheep are fatter;
countess aforesaid, at Nonsuch and elsewhere, did We therefore deemed it moeter
earnestly desire to be laid after her death in that To carry off the latter."
place wherein also her said good lady should Apother trifle. Sir Henry Cole's edition of Peacock happen to be buried. To which desire of hers, the appeared more than five or six years ago : it is right honourable countess duly condescended ; dated 1875. Perhaps it contains "all that is and the said Amy dying-at Nonsuch, if I remembest worth preserving of Peacock's work, but it is ber rightly, about 1625—the said right honourable, not a complete edition. H. BUXTON FORMAN. having a good resentment toward so faithful a
servant, did thereupon, for an evident Toaken of HAIR SUDDENLY TURNING WHITE (6th S. vi. 86, the same, not only cause the body of the said Amy 134, 329; vii. 37; viii. 97).-In the Babylonian to be removed to Stratford, where she herself Talmud, treatise Berachoth, fol. 28a, the election (being of the house of Clopton) should lie, but of Rabbi Eliezer ben Azariah to the presidentship also did procure to be edified there that fair of the Synhedrin is described. At the time of his memorial of the maiden deceased, which unto this accession to this dignity he was only seventeen day is of all beholders to be seen. These things years of age ; but (so the Talmud relates) during are set forth in order (though I vouch not for every the night his hair turned white. He hence says word, being as I write from memory) on the of himself on one occasion, “Behold, I am like a memorial stone ; which is set upon the wall, and man seventy years old," i. e., in appearance, though is not much unlike to that of Master Shakespeare not in reality. The phrase rendered in the Talmud in the chancel hard by. Howbeit, in the stead of “ as a man seventy years old” can also be trans- busto or coat-armour, this one beareth the lively lated “a man about seventy years old." But the portraiture in little of Mistress Amy; clad in story is surely interesting in the present connexion. white lawn and gown of sober black, and standing
I. ABRAHAMS. by what seemeth to be perchance a faldstool. London Institution.
This same epitaph on Amy Smith is the oldest COMING OF AGE (6th S. ix. 169).—The period found ; except, indeed, a Latin one, of the eighth
memorial of a faithful servant that I have yet of majority has varied considerably. Under Roman law it was fixed at twenty-five years, and some the narthex of the lower church of St. Clemente
or ninth century, which I copied two years ago in persons in England still endeavour to perpetuate at Rome.
. A. J. M. this usage. The selection of twenty-one as the age in England is probably due to that number being It (6th S. ix. 306).-Leviticus xxv. 5, begins. a climacteric number, as the product of the climac- “ That which groweth of its own accord." Bishop teric numbers three and seven when multiplied. Wordsworth's note is as follows: “This is the only place in our version where its (not his) occurs ; of the last century. It is certain that we owe to those and here the original edition of 161 hag ít owners old controversies some of our present liberties; but no I remember being quite taken aback on coming
one will be ever able to infuse a deep interest into the
plots and counterplots of the days of Bolingbroke and across the word in this verse very soon after I had | Swift, such as all of us feel for the revolutionary periods been boldly saying that its did not occur in the of our history. English Bible, until I read the above note. It Addison has suffered by his not being connected with would be interesting to know in which edition great events which the imagination can easily realize, the change was first made.
and by having written poetry of a kind which is out of
harmony with our present feelings. There was a time ERNEST B. SAVAGE.
when everybody who read anything beyond the weekly St. Thomas, Douglas, Isle of Man.
newspaper and the Bible had some knowledge of the BIRTH OF CHRIST (6th S. ix. 301).—MR. LYNN
Spectator. Now we suspect that, if we except the dis
tinctly literary class, there are very few persons who states that Scaliger calls attention to a total
have done more than dip into it here and there. The eclipse of the moon on the night of January 9-10, taste for style has changed so much that it does not surB.c. 1. This might well be, as the moon that year prise us when we hear Addison and Johngon spoken of was full on January 9; but the eclipse of Josephus,
in the same breath as corrupters of the English tongue.
The statement is not true as regards Johnson without March 12," three years before," was not possible,
great limitations; but when made as to Addison it is as the moon was new on that day. In regard to
simply false. He was a good Latin scholar, and to any the years of crucifixion : A.D. 33, Good Friday one who reads his graver writings with attention it was April 3; the new moon was March 25, and becomes evident that classical models had affected his the full moon would have been April 8-9' On style of thought to an extent which we do not find in A.D. 30, Good Friday was April 7, and the full
modern literature; but it was the thought rather than
the expression that was tinged. If any reader will moon would have been April 11-12. In regard
take the trouble of comparing a few pages of Addison's to Christmas Day, there is not the slightest likeli proso with a similar quantity of printed matter of any hood that it occurred in December, when the cold of his seventeenth century predecessors except Dryden, of Palestine would be far too intense for shepherds
he will find that Addison is much freer from Latin conto be in the fields watching their flocks by night.
structions than they, and that his ear was usually a safe
grinde, causing him to reject the long, pompous words of E. COBHAM BREWER. wwich Bishop Taylor and Sir Thomas Browne were so SCHOOLBOY RHYME (6th S. ix. 250).- A pupil
fond. We believe that this was done for the most part
unconsciously. It is not probable that Addison had any supplies me with the following as the version with
clear idea as to the superiority of the Teutonic over the which he is familiar:
French and Latin elements of our vocabulary. “Three little ghosteses
Mr. Courthope is evidently not only familiar with Sitting on posteses
everything that Addison has written, but with the general Eating bread and butter toastoses,
literature of the time. He is, consequently, in a position Messing their fisteses
to sketch firmly and faithfully what Addison's work was, Up to their wristeses,
and how far he succeeded in carrying out his own ideal. Oh, what little beasteses ! "
We cordially agree with almost all Mr. Courthope says In this part of Northamptonshire all words ending
concerning Addison's prose; it would, in fact, not be
easy to praise it too highly; but we cannot accept even in st form the plural by adding a syllable, -nest,
the very low form of commendation which he gives nestes ; breakfast, breakfastes ; frost, frostes, &c. to the verse. The quotation from Rosamond, where
W. D. SWEETING. King Henry II. is represented seeing in vision the Maxey, Market Deeping.
future glories of the Duke of Marlborough's palace at
Blenheim, will seem to most persons pure burlesque. AUTHORS OF BOOKS WANTED (6th S. ix. 349). Mr. Courthope thinks it “graceful enough," though he Olrig Grange is by Walter C. Smith, a Scotch Free
admits that the words are not fitted to be wedded to Church minister.
WALTER B. SLATER.
music of a serious kind.
Addison's services must not be measured by his literary MR, MANUEL says that on the title-page to the third
merits alone. As Mr. Courthope shows, he was the chief edition (Glasgow, James Maclehose, 1879, pp. 206) the
agent in building up a healthy public opinion. Whatwriter is described as author also of Borland Hall and
ever may be true or false of the great Puritan revolution, Hilda, and MR. J. W. HOWELL refers for information to
it is certain that the austereness of the persons in power, Mr. Davenport Adams's Dictionary of English Litera though it bas been much exaggerated, had a most lure.]
damaging effect on life and morals. Perhaps it alone
made the saturnalia of the restored Stuart monarchy Miscellaneous.
possible. As a matter of fact, when Puritanism fell it
seemed as if, for a time, moral conviction, and even NOTES ON BOOKS, &o.
atural instinct, had been discarded with the CommonEnglish Men of Letters - Addison. By W. J. Courthope. wealth. A literature arose, not fouler than has some (Macmillan & Co.)
times existed elsewhere, but singular in this respect, The biography of a man who went through no adven- that it drew forth hardly any protests against its ex. tures and who was not the victim of unruled passione ceeding grossness. It seems, moreover, to have so satiscannot be made to bave romantic interest. Those only fied the imaginations of the reading public that the older who love for its own sake the revolution period and books were forgotten, or only mentioned to be contrasted the time of Queen Anne can be supposed to take a vivid unfavourably with the court dramatists. The standards interest in the Whig and Tory janglings of the beginning of honour, virtue, and beauty had become so utterly
distorted that it required a strong and wary hand to administer correction. For such a post Addison was well
Notices to Correspondents. fitted. He was, so far as we have means of judging, a
We must call special attention to the following nolices: man of spotless life, yet not so much raised above his fellow-countrymen as to be unable to enter into the weaker
On all communications must be written the name and side of their nature. His Spectator was not only a new address of the sonder, not necessarily for publication, but thing in journalism, but a new moral force, which acted as a guarantee of good faith. strongly on the whole of the educated class, influencing We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. those who could never be reached by the cold abstrac
P. Z, ROUND.-Pia de' Tolomei, commonly known as tions of the clergy. There are few things more beauti
Madonna Pia, was the wife of Nello de' Panocceschi, & ful than the manner in which Addison speaks of
nobleman of Siena, who resided with her at a castle in woman, To the Restoration playwrights she was a mere
the Maremma. With no known cause he slew her, the toy, a beautiful animal, the most valuable of luxuries.
means of death employed consisting in dropping her, by To the rest of the English world that had not been corrupted by the court she was little else than a domestic
the hands of a servant, from a window. The motive has drudge. Addison's views, though not quite those of the
been variously supposed to be jealousy and desire to con
tract a new marriage. The episode, Purgatorio, canto v. Victorian age on this subject, come sufficiently near then to put us in sympathy with him. “He saw," Mr. Court
11. 133 et seq., is one of the most impressive and familiar
in Dante (see Notes on Cayley's translation of the Divine hope tells us,“ how important a part the female sex was destined to play in the formation of English taste and
Comedy, vol. iv. p. 144, ed. 1855). Longfellow, in the notes manners...... It was Addison's object, therefore, to enlist
to his translation of the same poem, adopts the more the aid of female genius in softening, refining, and mo
familiar supposition that no violence was used, and that
the husband, never speaking to her or listening to her, kept derating the gross and conflicting tastes of a half-civi. lized society." He was, indeed, the first practical Eng.
his wife in confinement till the pestilential air brought
about dissolution. He states, however, that some chrolishman who saw that the influence of women would be most important in creating a healthy public opinion.
niclers say that he used the dagger to hasten her death
| (Notes to Il Purgatorio, p. 374). These statemonts Day. He could not foresee how far that influence would be
man, p. 306, ed. 1865, repeats. Of the Italian commen. reach, but common sense told him that the boorish manners of the country gentry and the profligacy of the men
tators, Vellutello says that La Pia “ fu gentildonna Senese
de la famiglia de Tolomei, e maritata a Messer Nello de of fashion would be mitigated if women could have even a small share of influence. We think Mr. Courthope's
la Pietra da Siena, Laquale, come fu creduto, essendo book very valuable in bringing forward this side of trouata in gallo dal marito la condusse in Maremma Addison's mind so strongly. As a biographer, indeed,
a corte sue possessioni, e quiui secretamēte l'occise, o la
fece occidere, ma come nõ si seppe mai." when we remember how scanty the materials for a life of
The account Addison are, we think he has succeeded extremely well,
given by Landino agrees with this (800 Dante con l' EspoWe should have preferred fewer specimens of his hero's
sitioni di Christoforo Landino et d'Alessandro Veluverse and more samples of prose, but this is a mere
tello, &c. Per Francesco Sansouino Fiorentino. In matter of taste. The dry list of the cities which he
Venetia, Appresso Giouambatista, Marchio Sessa e Fravisited when he made the grand tour might have been
telli, 1578).* A drama on this subject, entitled Put to the left out with advantage.
Test, translated by Dr. Westland Marston from the
French, was played at the Olympic in February, 1873, We have received a small volume of verse, containing with Miss Ada Cavendish as the heroine. The original Troelve Sonnels and an Epilogus, written by Mr. T. of this, entitled La Malaria, by le Marquis A. de Belloy, Westwood in anticipation of the two-hundredth anni | was given at the Théâtre Français, Feb. 25, 1853. The versary of Isaac Walton's death. The book, which is continued representation of this was, for some in. tastily got up, is published by Mr. Wm. Satchell, and scrutable reason, forbidden in France. Signora Ristori dedicated by the author to Mr. Thomas Satchell, his played in London La Pia in an Italian play, doubtless fellow-worker in the fields of piscatorial lore.
derived from the same source. The Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences W. A. M. B. (“Newton of Cheadle Heath").-You of Philadelphia, Parts II, and III, for 1883 (June-Dec.), neglect to say whence the extract you send is taken. contain articles on many subjects of scientific interest.
| F. J. Butr.--The Fairy Bower; or, the History of a We notice, amongst others, & paper in part ii., by the Rev. H. Ć. M'Cook, D.D., on the intelligence of the
the Month, 1841, and The Lost Brooch ; or, the Hisiory of American turret spider, a subject which the same writer another Month, 1841, aro by Mrs. L. Mozley. Essays on has illustrated in a less technical manner in the pages of the Formation and Publication of Opinions, &c., 1821, is the Continent, under the quaint title of “Tenants of an | by Samuel Bailey. Old Farm," 'In part iii. Dr. M'Cook treats of “ The X.-We are unable to read the name of the family Occident Ant in Dakota," which takes its name from concerning which you say you are in a position to give inhabiting the entire western side of the valley of the information. Missouri, while avoiding the eastern division. Why this
A CONSTANT SUBSCRIBER. curious selection is made we do not know; but it would seem that a state boundary could scarcely be better
“Upon the great world's altar stairs defined. Mr. Meehan discusses the favourable influence Which slope through darkness up to God." of the climate of Alaska on its vegetation, and contri.
Tennyson, In Memoriam, liv. 15. butes some interesting notes on the longevity of trees,
NOTICE. both of which should attract attention in this country
Editorial Communications should be addressed to “The in connexion with the Edinburgh Forestry Exhibition.
Editor of Notes and Queries'"-Advertisements and
Business Letters to “ The Publisher"-at the Office, 20, A NEW edition of The Life and Adventures of Arminius Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C. Vámbéry is on the point of being published, in a popular We beg leave to state that we decline to return com. form and at a reduced price, by Mr. T. Fisher Unwin. munications which, for any reason, we do not print; and The work has already run through three editions. to this rule we can make no exception.