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Klutiquities, Biography, Beraldry, History, Languages,
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ADDRESSED DURING THE YEAR
TO THE PUBLISHER,
GREAT PIAZZA, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON.
INDEX TO THE FIFTH VOLUME.
* Indicates that Woodcuts illustrate those Articles.
Aberdeenshire benefactions, 72 Colburn personalty, 84.
Franklin's nationality of character, 52.
Franklin's Manuscripts? reply, 40.
Combustibility of the Diamond? replies, *Frederick the Great, 72, 90-91, 100.
French Newspapers, 8.
Concordance, the earliest English, 8. Froissart statue, 37.
*Galloway rock inscription ? 90.
Garrick, verses to, 1.
Copernicus opposed to the Bible, 88. Garrick Club inauguration, 55.
Garter-badge, worn by the Emperor
Gay's Shepherd's Week quoted, 6.
Cromberger, early printer, 95. Genoa, Duke of; public library, 75.
*Glamis' Castle tradition, 19.
Cur morietur Homo, etc ? 44; replies, Gray, Lord, asserted sacrilege refuted,
see Schola Salernitana
Cutler's poetry ? 56 ; replies, 56, 66, Grotesque in Churches, 42.
Hampton Court Theatricals, 49, 50.
Handel Commemoration, 38.
Henry Vth, Embarkation, 40.
Henry VIIIth, Irish groats, 16.
Highland wives, 23.
Honour and Fame? 56.
Doom-Well of St. Madron, 93. *Hornbooks described, 75-78, 86.
Hornbook of Jacobite Toasts, 18.
Hoyle Family notes, 31, 40, 41.
Douglas' Praise of Heraldry, 29. Hume, Joseph, early career, 47.
Immaculate Conception, 64.
Infant Sleeping, verses on, 100.
Ingledew Family? 51; replies, 64, 65.
Inscribed Wall rhymes, 69.
Edmondson's Manuscripts ? reply, 47. Inveni portum, etc. ? 36.
*Inverquharity castle, 62.
Edward VI. legend on Shilling, 1. Invocation to the Virgin, 56, 63, 64,
English Epistolary Correspondence, 24. Ipswich Arms grant, 80.
Epitaphs, 36, 63, 64, 71, 72, 82, 85, Ireland, William Henry, 98.
Jacobite Toasts hornbook, 18.
Jacobite Mementoes, 75.
Johnsonian advice, 85.
Fastradana ; Monumental Inscription King's Cup-bearer, 11, 12.
Kirby Family notes, 61.
*Finhaven, Monumental sculpture, 86- Knight's Fee, and
Knight's Service defined, 94.
Knipton, Etymology of? 89.
Landulph belfry verses, 7.
Lansallos bell marks ? 29; replies, 36.
Legal brevity, 40.
Fox, C. J., bit of an Ode to, 84. Letter receiving-boxes, 24,
Leveridge advertisement, 100.
Shakespeare Society? 2; replies, 2, 14,
Shropshire belfry rhymes, 19:
Shropshire epitaphs, 32.
Shropshire dialect, 98-99.
Sicilian Vespers, 74, 86.
Simon on Irish coins, 22.
Skelton portrait, 13.
Skimming.dish hat, 58.
Smithfield market, 45.
Smith library sale, 5.
Songs, Early English, 67-69.
Spectator, assignment, 56.
Spenser's death ? reply, 41.
Spes et Fortuna valete! ? 36; replies,
42, 43, 52, 63, 72.
Sterne's Le Fevre, 50.
Sterne's Inedited Letters, 9.
Strutt's Queen Hoo Hall ? 8.
Swallows taken by flies, 48, 56.
Rex Anglorum, see Schola Salernitana. Swedish copper money, 48.
Symbolic Hand ? reply, 45.
Talbois Family ? 100.
Talbot's Pix judgment, 38.
Thames 'liquid world'? 31.
Thunderstorms on deaths, 92.
Russian Easter ceremonies, 33. Tiled in, origin of phrase ? reply, 58.
Timor Domine Fons Vitæ, 1.
Tobacco-smoke, its weight, 4.
*Tomb of Juliet, 14-16.
Tottleben, letter respecting, 90-91.
Sardinian motto explained, 94. Turner, R.A. ? 18; reply, 37.
Veritas Temporis Filia, 1.
*Verona, Tomb at, 15.
Victory, or Westminster Abbey ! 20.
*Scottish 'yets' or gates, 61, 71. *Victoria pattern Florins, 7-8.
Virginia, origin of name, 4.
Seals, silk interwoven ? reply, 18. Wayside crosses ? 38; replies, 46, 47.
Welsh burial custom, 45.
Who will bell the Cat? 16.
Wigs, their disuse ? 85.
Will's Coffee-house closed, 66.
Wolcot's annuity, 27.
Shaftesbury belfry rhymes, 19. Women, Dispraise of, 49.
Wycherley's Country Wife, 38.
Shakespeare's mention of rosemary,6. Yankee Doodle, song, 20.
Shakespeare read by sparkish girls, 56.
WILLIS'S CURRENT NOTES.
“ Takes note of what is done
VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA.
PAINTER'S PALACE OF PLEASURE. SHAKESPEARE borrowed largely from this rich store- Your Correspondent, M. R. C., asks why Queen Mary house of Pleasant Histories and Excellent Novels, the First adopted this motto as a legend on her coins, Tragicall Matters, and other morall Argument,” for the adding that it was one "to which Mary at no period of plots of his dramas, or the enrichment of his incidents; her life was entitled." It must not be assumed that the and there are few books in early English literature, so Sovereign ever suggests a legend for the coinage, on the attractive in their import, or more difficult to obtain in contrary, she, or he, merely approves or rejects what the a clean, sound, and unexceptionable condition than the Master of the Mint, or the designer of the medal, under volumes under notice.
the sanction of the Lords of the Treasury, may have proA circumstance which adds to its rarity, and conse- posed. The legend on the shillings of her predecessor, quently the difficulty of obtaining the two volumes, either King Edward the Sixth, is TIMOR DOMINE FONS VITÆ, together, or in a co-eqnal condition, is the fact that each the family motto of the Butlers, Earls of Dunboyne ; were printed at separate times. The first was printed in and the present Earl informed the writer that one of his 1566, again in 1569, and again in 1575. The second ancestors was Master of the Mint in the reign of that in 1567, and again in 1580, but the title is not dated. Prince, and as a record of the fact placed his own motto The Harleian copy, which is noticed in Oldys’ Cata- on the coinage. May not that of Queen Mary have logue of that superb, nay, national library, after it was had some similar origin? It is much the fashion tv imapurchased by Thomas Osborne, at Gray's Inn Gate, for gine a Popish origin for every event of Mary's reign, and 13,0001., a much less sum than had been expended on Mr. Hawkins, in his Silver Coins of England, ventures the binding of a portion, was formed of the editions, vol. on this conjectural explanation :
The motto was I. 1575, and vol. II. 1567. See Catalogue, 1744, vol. adopted by the persuasion of her Romish clergy in III., Romances and Novels, numb. 6375. The binding allusion to her endeavours to restore the abominations of red morocco, with richly tooled corners.
Popery, which had been in a great degree suppressed by Whether Mr. Hans Stanley was then purchaser or not, her predecessors."
B. N. does not appear, but he presented the work to the im- The inconsistency of this assertion will be apparent in mortal Garrick, with these lines inscribed on the fly.leaf reverting to facts. Sir James Butler, who married Joan, of the first volume
daughter of Pierce Butler, Earl of Ormonde, died in Jan. From these dark Legends of a barbarous age,
1533,leaving Edmund his son and heir, ennobled in 1541 by The self-taught SHAKESPEAR drew his Tragic page,
King Henry the Eighth, as Baron Dunboyne. It is true, From each faint portrait, each imperfect line,
the armorial motto appears to be TIMOR DOMINI FONS He traced Othello, Juliet, Cymbeline ;
VITÆ, and that legend is attached to the shillings of King His wilder muse succeeding criticks foil'd,
Edward the Sixth, from 1547 to 1551, but not the slightest Fruitless their author to explain they toil'd.
evidence is to be found that connects Lord Dunboyne with 'Twas thine, () GARRICK, in each lofty part,
the mint affairs of either monarch, in England or Ireland, in To write a comment in the anxious heart;
which latter country he seems to have been a resident, and By skilful accent, gesture, voice, and mien,
married Julia, who after a month's marriage, was the widow To show the beauties of each rapt'rous scene,
of Gerald “the red haired,' fifteenth baron Kerry killed in What he to Cynthio, or to Boccace ow'd,
Desmond, August 1, 1550. Edward, Baron Dunboyne, was Thy buskin on the British bard bestow'd.
deceased in 1566.
The legend on the shillings of Edward the Sixth was deBelow these dedicatory lines, Garrick, thus highly rived from the Vulgate version of the Bible, Proverbs, complimented, wrote
xiv. 27. The editions by Henry Stephens, of Paris, being
then very popular among the Reformers.-Ed. The above lines were written by Mr. Hans Stanley, who gave me this book.
D. G. Pope's SKULL has the animal passions strongly deveUpon Mrs. Garrick's decease, the library of her loped, nor are the organs of veneration or benevolence husband was dispersed by public auction, when this copy very prominent; it is, however, devoid of what is vulwas purchased by Mr. Jolley for 281. 178. 6d., and on the garly designated" bumps and lumps," and is singularly 16th inst. was, in the last day's sale of his books, pur- pre-eminent for the harmonised disposition of leading chased by Mr. Lilly for 181.
characteristics. The operation of the brain upon the skull evinces indisputably how active while living were the poet's exercise of ideality and the reflective powers. January 10.
J. D. H.