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The two Grants were, indeed, brothers. In curious fact, that the whole Western branch of the Sclatheir University course they ran pari passu. In
vonic family, and some even of the Eastern Slaves 1801 (Henry Martyn's year) one was third wran
(Bulgarians and Illyrians), have preferred the Roman
or German alphabet, and have introduced it even where gler, and the other fourth. In after life Robert
the Cyrillic letters had formerly been used." was Governor-General of Bombay, and Charles Secretary of State for the Colonies: and while
The first step has, therefore, been taken by the one wrote such hymns as that in question, and bably amount to nearly thirty millions, who
people themselves, whose united numbers pro"By thy birth and early years," the other raised
J. MACRAY. his t'niversity in sacred poetry into rivalry with already use the Roman alphabet.
Oxford. Oxford. In 1803, Heber recited “Palestine"; and 1806, Charles recited his beautiful poem “On OATH OF THE Romans (3rd S. vii. 460.)-On the Restoration of Learning in the East.” In the the approach of Alaric, Honorius took refuge in remarks on these two poems, the reviewer awards Ravenna. Jovius induced Honorius to swear the palm of genius to Grant, and of taste to never to make peace with Alaric, Heber.
S. S. S.
'Ωμνυ δε και αυτός όρκων, της βασιλείας αψάμενος κεφIn 1861 I corresponded with Lord Glenelg on αλής, και τους άλλους οι τας αρχάς είχον, ταυτόν ποιήσαι the subject of his brother Sir Robert Grant's Taponeváoas. — Zozimi Hist., lib. v. cap. 50, p. 507, ed. hymns, when his lordship distinctly informed me Heyne, Lipsiæ, 1784. that Sir Robert was author of that hymn. His
Afterwards the moderate demands of Alaric lordship presented me with the little publication of his brother's Hymns, edited by himself, in had sworn by the head of the emperor.
were rejected, because Jovius and the courtiers which the hymn in question is included—two versions being given, both from Sir Robert's MSS.
Ει μεν γαρ προς τον Θεόν τετυχήκει δεδομένος όρκος, ήν CHARLES ROGERS, LL.D.
αν ως εικός παριδεϊν, ενδιδόντας τη του Θεού φιλανθρωπία, 2, Heath Terrace, Lewisham.
την επί τη ασεβεία συγγνώμην έπει δε κατά της του
βασιλέως όμωμόκεσαν κεφαλής, ουκ είναι θεμιτόν αυτοίς εις CHRIST A CARPENTER (3rd S. xi. 508.) – Will | τον τοσούτον όρκον εξαμαρτείν. τοσούτον έφλύαττεν, και you allow me to complete a reference in my note on this subject? The anecdote about Libanius, lotepnuévwv.-Id., cap. 51, p. 509.
νούς των τότε την πολιτείαν οικονομούντων, Θεού προνοίας the sophist, is from Theodoret's Church History, book iii. chap. xviii.
B. H. O.
The above is substantially in Gibbon (Decline
and Fall, chap. xxxi.), and it may seem impertiJARVEY (3rd S. xi. 475.) - This word is still in
nent to quote any other writer when he can be common use in Dublin. It is employed by stu
referred to; but I think that in “N. & Q.” we dents instead of carman, &c.
M. Amadée Wilford.
Thierry, in his Rufin, Eutrope, Stilicon, says that NUMISMATIC (3rd S. xi. 497.)—See “N. & Q." when Honorius submitted himself to Alaric, 3rd S. vi. 186, 278. The numbers on sovereigns are
Les eunuques et les courtisans admirèrent la profonde for the same purpose as those on the shillings.
sagesse du prince; ils avaient juré de ne lui jamais con
JOHN DAVIDSON. seiller la paix, mais c'était la paix avec Alaric, et non ONE ALPHABET FOR EUROPE (3rd S. x. 329, casuistique byzantine ne se laissait jamais prendre en dé
avec Atale; ils ne violaient donc pas leur serment. La 400.)- In the account given in The Times of the
faut,”-P. 426. visit of the Sclavonian deputies to St. Petersburg in May, it was stated that, in the conversa
M. Thierry does not give his authority. His book tion which took place on their reception at court,
is a most agreeable example of history founded on the Empress deigned to express her regret that poetry. Heyne refers to Aieri Dissert. de Abusu the Sclavonian people had not a common alpha- Jurament., a work which I have not been able to
H. B. C. bet and orthography. As Russia professes a
U. U. Club. strong desire to cultivate friendly relations with the widely-scattered races of a kindred descent, BARBARA LEWTHWAITE (3rd S. xi. —.) - Barwould not the patriotic wish of the Empress bé bara Lewthwaite became a servant in De Quinbest realised by the adoption of the Roman cha- cey's household. In Confessions of an Opiumracter as the common alphabet ? The use of a Eater, p. 223 (new edition), he thus alludes to very few years would be sufficient to prove the her:immense advantages of the new system in an “A more striking picture there could not be imagined empire with such a great future before it as than the beautiful English face of the girl,” &c. Russia. Professor Max Müller says, in his Sur- And in a foot-note – rey of Languages, that
This girl, Barbara Lewthwaite, was already at that " It has been the policy of Russia to support the intro- time a person of some poetic distinction, being (uncondaction of her alphabet among the nations which in sciously to herself) the chief speaker in a little pastoral ihe course of time she expects to absorb. Still it is a poem of William Wordsworth's. That she was really
beautiful, and not merely so described by me for the sake “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” (3r4 S. xi. 481.) of improving the picturesque effect, the reader will judge A parody was made in Dublin from this line in the poem, written perhaps ten years
many years since earlier, when Barbara might be six years old —
on this motto. • 'Twas little Barbara Lewthwaite, a child of beauty
A worthy knight, Sir Abr. Bradley King, who rare !'”
S. was King's Stationer in that city, and entertained
well at Kingston, having the royal escutcheon “WHEN ADAM DELVED,” ETC. (3rd S. xi. 192,323, 429, 486.)-MR. WYLIE's alteration of the word motto thus
over his residence, the city wags interpreted the loam for lame agrees with the accounts we have of Adam in several MSS. Thus the Harleian, 1704,
“ Honey is sweet and quills make pens."
COURTOIS. says that Adam was made of "viij thinges," one of which was “ slyme of the earth." Another BELL AT KIRKTHORPE (3rd S. xi. 517.)—The source also confirms the reading earth; for Master inscription is as follows — of Oxford's Catechism, published by Ælfric So "* LAVRENTIVS : IOHES : DE : BERDESAY : ABBAS : ciety, in answer to the query,
" Whereof was
Ao: Di: Mo: Adam made ? of viij thingis, A. The first of erthe," in ornamented capitals of the so-called " Lom&c. Lastly, a MS, in the Bodleian reads erthe: bardic" character. The date appears to have three pretty fair evidences in MR. WYLIE's been left incomplete for want of room.
J. T. F. favour. I should be very glad to find any allusion to Adam's lameness; in several MSS. that I
“ BEAUTY UNFORTUNATE” (3rd S. xi. 517.)— have searched there is no mention of it.
MR. KEIGHTLEY's query at once recalls to me
S. W. KERSHAW. Tennyson's St. MATTHEW (3rd S. xi. 399, 469, 511.) – MR:
In every land
I saw, wherever light illumineth, C. T. RAMAGE is perfectly right in supposing that Beauty and anguish walking hand in hand the saying “Matthäi am letzten ” refers to the The downward slope to death." last verse of the Gospel of St. Matthew, and that
(A Dream of Fair Women.) the real phrase is “ Matthäi am letzten sein," Surely nobody can read Dan Chaucer's "Legend although Matthäi im letzten sein” would be of Good Women without thus moralizing, more correct, meaning“ im letzten Vers.” Since though Chaucer himself (so far as I remember) I wrote (p. 469) I have inquired into the matter, did not express the moral. but have not been able to find out who first used
Byron refers to the same notion in his this very original expression.
“ Italia! oh Italia! thou who hast CROMWELL FAMILY (3rd S. xi. 325, 467.) --I
The fatal gift of beauty," &c. am unable to give your correspondent, JAMES
(Childe Harold, iv. 42.) WAYLEN, any further information on the claim of I am surprised, however, at MR. KEIGHTLEY'S the family of Markham to be descended from acquiescence in the other portion of Fielding's Oliver Cromwell; but I think that he will admit statement, viz. that “ Male beauty is fortunate." that on the authority of Mark Noble it is more | Narcissus, Adonis, Absalom, and a long train of probable that Mrs. Fennel was the child of Gen. handsome heroes suggest themselves in proof of Fleetwood's second than of his first marriage, in- the contrary, asmuch as Noble satisfactorily accounts for all the Indeed I had considered it almost a maxim with issue of the first marriage, whereas there is no the poets (classic and romantic), that Fortune was certainty as to the issue of the second, though it hostile to Beauty without regard to sex ; Goddess is most probable that there was issue. (See Noble, Fortune being at lasting feud with Goddess Navol. ii. p. 368, 3rd ed., 1787.)
ture. WILLIAM WICKHAM.
Rosalind, of As You Like It, points the distincCOMMUNION (3rd S. xi. 518.)—I have always tion between the two goddesses : understood that communion is derived from com “ Fortune reigns in gifts of the world, not in the lineamunis, and that from an ante-classical word, munis
(Act I, Sc. 2.) (the root of immunis), which word is probably
JOHN ADDIS, JUN. connected with munus, and bears the meaning of REYNOLDS (3rd S. xi. 467.)-In my “abbreviated “performing a duty,” or “ having a duty to per- sketch,” Robert Reynolds is made the son of both form." Vox may refer to White & Riddle's the wives of his fåther, James, instead of being Latin Dictionary, articles“ Communio” and “ Munis.”
son of the first wife only; and the Chief Baron is
in a like predicament, instead of being the son of If Vox will turn up to this word in the last the second wife only: The Chief Baron's second edition of Webster's Dictionary, he will there find wife is called “ Rainboid" instead of “ Rainbird." its derivation given from con and munus.
And, finally, John Hatley is marked as the eldest HERMIT. child of Robert Reynolds, instead of being named
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MOSELLE. Stil Moselle, 248., 308.; Zeltinger, 368., 428.; Brauneberger, 488., 608., Wascatel, 60s., 728.; Scharzberg, 728., 848.; sparkling Moselle, 188., 608. A., 788.
Foreign Liqueurs of every description. On receipt of a Post-office ordez, or reference, any quantity will be forwarded immediately by
HEDGES & BUTLER,
Brighton: 30, King's Road.
POR USB WITI
SAUCE.-LEA AND PERRINS' WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE. This delicious condiment, pronounced by Connoisseurs
THE ONLY GOOD SAUCE,”
is prepared solely by LEA & PERRINS. The public are respectfully
cautioned against worthless imitations, and should see that LEA & PERRINS' Names are on Wrapper, Label, Bottle, and Stopper. ASK FOR "LEA AND PERRINS'” SAUCE.
Sold Wholesale and for Export, by the Proprietors, Worcester; MESSRS. CROSSE and BLACK WELL, MESSRS. BARCLAY and SONS, London, &c., &c.; and by Grocers and Oilmen universally.
Try ROGERS'S MIXTURE AND LINIMENT. Price 108. 6d. and 48. 60. London: Barclay & Sons, 95, Farringdon Street. Sold by all Chemists.
This medicine embraces every attribute required in a general so domestic remedy ; it overturns the foundations of disease laid by indigestible food and impure air. In obstructions or cong-stion of the Ever, lungs, bowels, or any other organ, these Pills are especially serriceable and eminently successful. They should be kept in every family, as they are a medicine without a fault for young persons, and those of feeble constitutions. They never cause pain or irritate the moet sensitive perves or t-oder bowels. Holloway's Pills are the best korn purifiers of the blood, and the best promoters of absorption and retion, which remove all poisonous and obnoxious particles from both fluids and solids..
THE BEST REMEDY FOR INDIGESTION. NORTON'S CAMOMILE PILLS are confidently
recommended as a simple but certain remedy for Indigestion. They act as a powerful tonic and gentle aperient; are mild in their operation ; safe under any circumstances ; and thousaniig of persons can now bear testimony to the benefits to be derived from their use.
Sold in Bottles at 18. 1.d., 28. 9d. and 118. each, in every town in the kingdom.
CAUTION!-Be sure to ask for “ NORTON'S PILLS," and do not be persuaded to purchase the various imitations.