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REPLIES :-Mark Lemon, 9-Tête-à-Tête Portraits -- Row- for "schoole.” I simply propose to read “thiş
Send out a boat
Unto the shore, to ask those on the banks,
NOTES ON BOOKS :- Dictionary of National Biography,' luminis oras, occurs at once as a parallel, to which
we may add Shakespeare's own shores of mor-
He cannot buckle his distemper'd cause
of distemper," not "the cause of your distemper." indubitably wrong in supposing that Leonatus, in With this last passage compare another passage in comparing the sighs of his wife and friend to "the • Macbeth,' on which the emendator has fallen mort o' the deer," meant to describe their sighs as with heavy hand, viz., V. viii. 44:
“ artificial” and “ forced.” To him they seemed Your cause of sorrow
neither artificial nor forced, but much too natural Must not be measured by his worth, for then and real. The only expression in the soliloquy It hath no end.
which seems to imply artificiality is that which do cause of sorrow" is no more than 6 case of picts the twain as making practised smiles as in Borrow or simply "sorrow" itself. The following a looking glass "; but this, in the connexion in two passages will, I trust, put beyond a doubt the which it stands, can mean only that they were as correctness of my interpretation. 'All's Well,' great adepts at smiling on each other as if they II. i. 114:
had practised it at a glass. In comparing their Hearing your high majesty is touch'd
sighs to “the mort o' the deer” he meant that With that malignant causé wherein the honour their sighs were “long-drawn as its notes.” I think Of my dear father's gift stands chief in power MR. HALL, on reconsideration, will see that this is I come to tender it, &c.
the meaning. That he did not see 80 at once is the 'Coriolanus,' III. i. 235:
cause of the only defect in his otherwise excellent First Sen. Leave us to cure this cause.
and useful note. R. M. SPENCE, M.A. Men.
For 'tis & sore upon us Manse of Arbuthnott, N.B. You cannot tent yourself.
ARTHUR GRAY. In order to fully realize the difference between Jesus College, Cambridge.
the words mort and mot it is desirable to know
something about the hunting music of mediæval 'HENRY VIII., III. i. 122(7th S. v. 263).—The cor- times. Much valuable information is to be found rection of “Make me a cure like this,” in place of the in a very rare work by Sir H. Dryden, privately peculiarly ungracious and incongruous “make me a printed in 1843, 'The Art of Hunting,' by William curse like this,” should have been further illustrated Twici, Huntsman to King Edward II. by phrases from the same play which are worth col.
ALBERT HARTSHORNE. lation. We have here examples of what would be worth further distinct elucidation—the aptness of of a passage which at first thought may seem para.
'PERICLES,' I. i.--I send you an interpretation the poet to harp, so to say, in a particular play
doxical. But I think myself able to make it upon a certain metaphor:Therefore in him
My lord, if I
Can get him once within my pistol's length. 'Hen. VIII.,' II. iv, 100. There is a certain awkwardness in this which has Several other lines in this play are corrupt as to be accounted for. Pistols range, not length, printed in the most pretentious editions, but since would have been correct. But I hold that the the requisite corrections are, and have been for pistol here spoken of is a dagger. The word is so decades, on record it were idle to cite them. I do construed in the notes to the enumeration of not trace the following as having been indicated:- weapons in the third book of Rabelais, Prologue:Wolsey. Please your highness, noto
“Petits Poingars appelez ainsi de la ville de Pistoie This dangerous conception in this point.
en Italie, d'ou ils vinsent. Dans la suite le même nom Not friended by his wish, to your high person
& aussi été donné à cette petite arquebuse q'on appelle His will is most malignant; and it stretches
encore aujourd'hui pistolet de poche ; et il n'est pas Beyond you to your friends.
juequ'aux petits écus d'Espagne et de l'Italie que les Globe, 'Hen. VIII.,' I. ii. 138. Espagnols et les Italiens n'aient aussi appelez Pistolets. Read rather :
Voiez Henri Etienne dans la préface de son traité de Please your bighness note
la conformité du langage François avec le Grec.”—Ed. His dangerous conception in this point:
In England the words have been interchanged
“He [Somerville] told them that he was going to That is to say,
“ His will, not limited by his wish London to shoot the Queen with his dagg, an he as affecting your highness, extends beyond you, so hoped to see her head set on a pole, for she was a malignant is it, to your friends."
serpent and a viper.”—Froude, Hist. of England,' W. WATKISS LLOYD.
vol. ii. p. 396.
I incline to think, because of the archaism, that “THE MORT O'THE DEER," "WINTER'S TALE,' the line in question must have belonged to the old I. ü. 118 (76 S. v. 144).-MR. HALL is undoubtedly play of Pericles, and was left untouched by right in his interpretation of "the mort o' the Shakspeare when he revised and rewrote. deer,” as meaning not the death itself but the
Hugh CARLETON. horn-blast which announced it. He is, I think, as 25, Palace Square, Upper Norwood.
HONORARY OXFORD DEGREES CONFERRED on account of his seceding from the “anti
ON NEW ENGLAND CLERGY IN THE EIGH. episcopales,” “ a suis, multimodis contumeliis et TEENTH CENTURY.
injuriis vexatum." (Continued from 7th 8. v. 423.)
The degree of D.D. was conferred on March 27, Degree conferred on June 4, 1753:
1759, upon William Smith, M.A., of Aberdeen,
and Provost of the College at Philadelphia, upon Mr. Vice-Chancellor and Gentlemen,-Whereas it bath been represented to me
that the Reverend Mr. Thomas a representation on his behalf signed by the ArchBradbury Chandler, Master of Arts of Yale College in bishop of Canterbury and five bishops. As this New England, though bred a Dissenter, is now upon representation was printed at the time, and has sound principles a convert to the Church of England, been reprinted in America, and as it is a somewhat and appointed by the Society for the Propagation of the lengthy document, it need not be here reproduced. Gospel in Foreign Parts missionary at Elizabeth Town in I will only quote that portion of the diploma which of London, Doctor Johnson of Connecticut, and several refers to Mr. Smith's exertions in stirring up repersons of the worthy Society aforesaid, as a person for sistance to the French after the defeat of General his character and behaviour in the service of the Church Braddock, which had brought upon him much of England well deserving a mark of esteem from your odium amongst the Quakers, who maintained the countenance to his mission, give my consent that the unlawfulness even of this defensive war:degree of Master of Arts be conferred on him by “Necnon in gravissimo rerum discrimine, popularibus diploma. I am,
suis auctor atque hortator acerrimus extiterit, ut contra Mr. Vice-Chancellor and Gentlemen,
Gallorum impetus iniquissimos, arma pro Rege, pro your affectionate friend and servant, libertate, et communi omnium salute capesserent, atque
ARRAN. adeo, cum suo ipsius damno, virum sese bonum patriæque Grosvenor Street, May 22, 1753.
amantem ostenderit.” Degrees conferred April 28, 1756:
Degree conferred December 24, 1760 :Mr. Vice-Chancellor and Gentlemen,- Whereas it has Mr. Vice-Chancellor and Gentlemen,-I have been been represented to me that the Reverend Mr. William moved on the behalf of the Rev. Mr. Henry Barclay, Johnson took the degree of Master of Arts after seven Rector of Trinity Church, in the city of New York, who years residence at Yale College, Newhaven, in the pro- was sometime a missionary among the Mohock Indians vince of Connecticut, as appears by his diploma, and was bordering on that province, and by his indefatigable in. afterwards admitted ad eundem at Harward College at dustry and perfect knowledge of their language had Cambridge, in New England, and that the said William more than common success in making converts to ChrisJohnson bas been strongly recommended to the Society tianity; and as in his present situation he is esteemed as for Propagating the Gospel by Dr. Cutler and Dr. John- an accomplished divine, and an ornament and support to son, the two principal missionaries of the said Society; I the Church of England; and as his friends are pleased therefore, to give the greater credit and countenance his to tbink that some mark of the
University's favour will mission, make it my request that the degree of Master of add influence and efficacy to his pious labours; I recom. Arts be conferred on him by diploma.
mend it to the Convocation to confer the degree of I am, &c., ut supra, Doctor in Divinity on the said Mr. Henry Barclay by
ARRAN. diploma, and, in consideration of his circumstances, Grosvenor Street, Apr. 13, 1756.
without the usual foes. I am, The diploma mentions that he is the son of Dr.
Mr. Vice-Chancellor and Gentlemen, Samuel Johnson, Rector of the College lately
Your affectionate friend and servant,
WESTMORLAND. founded in New York,
Mereworth Castle, December 14, 1760. Mr. Vice-Chancellor and Gentlemen,-It having been Degrees conferred January 23, 1766 :represented to me that the Reverend Mr. Samuel Fayer. weather took the degree of Master of Arts, being thon (of] informed that Mr. (Henry) Caner, Master of Arts Lby
Mr. Vice-Chancellor and Gentlemen,-Having been seven years standing, at Harward College at Cambridge in New England, and was afterward admitted ad eundem at diploma, March 8, 1735, ut supra), Minister of the King's Yale College, Newhaven, in the province of Connecticut, as
Chapel at Boston, Mr. (Samuel | Auchmuty, Master of appears by his diplomas; and whereas the said Samuel Arts, Rector of Trinity
Church in New York, and Mr. Faserweather (formerly a member of the Dissenting Con Thomas Bradbury] Chandler, Master of Arts (of Ch., gregation, but some time since a convert to the Church Ch., M.A. by diploma, May 25, 1753, ut supra), misof England, and at present a strenuous supporter of its sionary at Elizabeth Town in New Jersey, have been redoctrine and discipline) has been strongly recommended commended to the University by the two Archbishops, to the Society for Propagating the Gospel by Dr. Cutler and the Bishops of Durham and Winchester, as very fit and Dr. Johnson, the two principal missionaries of the
persons to be honoured with the degrees of Doctor in said Society, in consequence whereof he hath been lately Divinity by diploma; and finding that the three clergyappointed a missionary of the said Society; I therefore, men in America who had formerly the same degree con. 13 a testimony that may render his influence more
ferred on them by our University are now dead; I give weighty and his mission more successful, desire that the my consent to this their request, and recommend it to degree of Master of Arts may be conferred on him by you to confer on each of them
the said degree of Doctor diploma.
I am, &c., ut supra,
in Divinity by diploma, not doubting but that this will ARRAN.
promote the interest of the Church of England in those Grosvenor Street, Apr. 13, 1756.
And as Mr. (William Samuel) Johnson, Master of The diploma states that Fayerweather bad beon, Arts (son of the learned and pious Dr. Johnson, to whom
our University gave that degree long ago), is I find, like- Prefixed to the work is a list of books printed wise recommended to you for the degree of Doctor of for Henry Curll, which is very curious. Curll adLaw by the above mentioned Bishops, who represent him vertises Miscellanea,' in four volumes, consisting as a religious man and well affected to our Established Church, I also give my consent to this request, and am,
of Dryden's letters, Pope's letters, Whartoniana, Mr. Vice-Chancellor and Gentlemen,
and two original novels by Mrs. Plantin. Your affectionate friend and servant, For 128. 6d. you can obtain a collection, in five
LITCHFIED. Hill Street, January 3, 1766.
volumes, of trials for divorce, impotency, sodomy,
rape, and the like. The diploma of Mr. Johnson describes him as “in Bound with the foregoing is “ Court Secrets ; or Nova Anglia juris consultum."
the Lady's Chronicle Historical and Gallant: from W. D. MACRAY. the year 1671 to 1690. Extracted from the letters (To be continued.)
of Madam De Sevigne, which have been suppressed
at Paris. London Printed in the year 1727. [No CURLLIANA.-At the end of last year I pur- publisher's name].” At the end of this little work chased from a London bookseller a production of is a lengthy (three pages) list of “Novels Printed Curll's press. It is a small work with the follow - for H. Curll in the Strand." Amongst them are ing title, “Atterburyana, being Miscellanies of the the following: 'The Reward of Chastity illustrated late Bishop of Rochester, &c., with I. A Collection in the Adventures of Theagenes and Chariclia'; of Original Letters, &c.—II. 'The Virgin Seducer, “The entertaining Novels of Mrs. Jane Barker in a True History—III. The Bachelor Keeper, or
2 vols."; 'A Patchwork Screen for the Ladies : or Modern Rake, by Philaretus, London printed in Love and Vertue recommended by Mrs. Barker”; the year 1727 (price 26. 6d.]” This is evidently a Mrs. Hearne ; "The Spanish Polecat: or, the Ad
Honour the Victory, and Love the Price,' by second edition, as another copy (priced at 14s.) appears in the current number of the same bookseller's ventures of Seniora Rusina'; 'Memoirs of the catalogue. The date of this edition is 1721. A Life of Mrs. Manley'; and other curious works. former possessor has written on the fly-leaf of my
Can any correspondent give me any particulars copy, "This is a very entertaining and moral book, of the compiler of these works, which are curious profitable to be read by Old and Young.-I. N.” and interesting for the lengthy list of Curll's
É. PARTINGTON. On another fly-leaf is written,
by the same hand, publications?
Manchester, “Atterburyana, a Jacobo Rollin.” The work is dedicated to Dr. Towne. The opening lines of the RAILWAY TICKETS.-It would be of some interest dedication are as follows :
(before the passing away of the elder generation "Sir, Wishing you a happy New Year in form; I will makes it impossible) to obtain records of the early without any further Ceremony, request one Favour more arrangements for booking railway passengers. The of you: to let me place this Fifth Volume of Miscellanies first details were doubtless an inheritance from the on the same Shelf with the Four preceding ones, it being the Pinbasket of my Collections for the year Seventeen way-bills which found favour in the coaching Hundred and Twenty Six (How can we account for the times. If my memory does not deceive me, I have date 1721 on the other copy). And now my good Friend, a vision of the entry by a clerk of the sum paid by as I do, and shall upon all occasions make you my father- each passenger (perhaps of his name) on the paper Page; which I thus defend : As the most glorious River slip, given to him and on the counterfoil in the in Europe derives its Name from two small springs, I, in book from which it was torn, the tearing being like manner, have ventured to name this Miscellany from regulated by a thin sheet of brass. There lies betwo little, tho' the most polite Performances in it; which fore me a thin piece of pink paper, 41 in. long, and to silence all impertinent Cavils, I received from the 1} in, wide, thus worded :Authors Son, Mr. Osborn Atterbury, Student of Christ Church, Oxon.," &c.
LIVERPOOL TO MANCHESTER.
No 52 The dedication is signed “E. Carll," and dated
12 Sep 1832
at 2 o'Clock from Railway Station New Year's Day, 1726/7. No name appears on Paid 5/6.
JH. Agent the title-page, but from the list of works I find it N.B.- When seated, be pleased to hold this ticket in was published by H. Curll. Doubtless E. Curll your band till called for.
(Turn over) was in durance vile for his transgressions.
On the other side :The contents form a curious mixture. First there is “Mr. Pope's receipt to make Soup. For the use Guard, Porter, or other Servant of the Company.
NOTICE.- No gratuity allowed to be taken by any of Dr. Swift"; then a Latin oration by Dr. Atter- Smoking in the First Class Carriages is strictly probury, followed by a curious collection of letters hibited. signed “Pylades" and "Comma"; letters which The number of the ticket and signature of agent are passed between Capt. H-- and a Lady; and in MS.; the day and month are impressed by a poems by Suckling and others. Then come “The separate stamp. Virgin Seducer” and “The Batchelor Keeper," by It would, I think, be of service to a future hisPhilaretus.
torian of railway progress if some of our older