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writings, like those of Chaucer, are worth whole volumes sider the local meaning, there is not the slightest the English mind in the fourteenth century, and shows
of history in indicating the true temper and feelings of reason why a town should consist of more than
how these authors illustrate each other, - Chaucer deone house; just as when we read in Burns :
scribing the rich, and Langland the poor, in their homely, “ Thro' a' the toun she trotted by him,
ill-fed, hardworking condition. The book is one of the A lang half-mile she could descry him.”.
most interesting yet issued by the Society. Poor Mailie's Elegy.
We must postpone our notice of Levins' Manipulatus ;
but take this opportunity of calling the attention of our The glossary to Burns very properly says: readers to two new proposals on the part of the Society“ Toun, a hamlet, a farmhouse." More strictly, one is for reprinting the Publications for the years 1864, however, a toun means an enclosure, that which is 1865, and 1866, as soon as sufficient subscribers' names are defended by a hedge or enclosure: and hence, received; the second is for the publication of an Extra originally, a farmhouse with its belongings, i.e. the
Series. Gentlemen desirous of supporting either or both
these proposals should communicate at once with the whole farm, as above; or whatever is enclosed
Secretary. within a town-wall. It is the Anglo-Saxon tín
St. Pauls. A Magazine edited by Anthony Trollope. (German zaun, a hedge), which is connected with
With Nustrations by J. E. Millais, R.A. No. 1. the verb týnan, to enclose or fasten ; Old English (Virtue.) tyne. The word unteyned, i. e. untyned, unfastened, If, referring to the appearance of a new literary occurs as late as A.D. 1391:.
periodical, one should quote the hackneved“ another “ That turneth vp two-folde, vnteyned opon trewthe.”
and another still succeeds,” the quotation would unPierce the Ploughman's Crede, l. 514, doubtedly prove a prophecy; for who can doubt that a WALTER W. SKEAT.
Magazine, of which the staple is to be the Serial Novel,
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Number gives assurance of it. Whether he may be wise
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can show. But the political articles, and all the padding
or pudding of the Number, are well written, NOTES ON BOOKS, ETC.
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gether with Vita de Douel, Dobet, et Dobest, secundum The third number is unquestionably equal to the first, Wit et Resoun, by William Langlund (about 1362-1380, which will satisfy the subscribers. Nor do we think they A.D.) Edited from numerous Manuscripts, with Pre will object to the publishers' sensible arrangement of faces, Notes, and a Glossary. By the Rev. Walter W. issuing their Magazine on the 15th instead of the 1st of Skeat, M.A. &c. In Four Parts. Part I. (Printed each nionth.
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to the gentlemen by whom they are required, whose names and adAs German philologists have of late years opened their
dresses are given for that purpose: eyes to the value and importance of their Nibelungen DRYDEN'S POEMs. 2 Vols. 12mo. 1743.
Folio. Tonson, 1701. Lied, so have English scholars and antiquaries recognised
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Notices to Correspondents. could not fail of being directed to the propriety of giving to students of our national literature a scholar-like edi LA BOETIE. A Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, by Stephen de la
Doftie, was translated into English in 1735. The name of the translator tion of this important monument of our language and is not given. literature. The preparation of such an edition has been M18 S. H. The Botanical end Horticultural Meeting, svo, 1834, is very judiciously entrusted to the Rev. Walter W. Skeat, by Miss Steeie Perkins. A letter may probably be forwarded to that
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published; the work is still in progress. Partenay his thorough fitness for the task. The edition
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know their addresses! Letters for them are now lying in our opice. Vol. I., the “Vernon" Text, or Text A ; Vol. II., the ERRATUM.-3rd S. xii. p. 165, col. ii. line 13, for “ Barbons
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“The study of our early ecclesiastical history has by some been considered one of great labour ; but a little work, entitled Chronicles of the Ancient British Church,' has so collected the material from the many and various sources, and has so judiciously classified and condensed the records, that there is no longer this plea. We recommend the work not only to every student, but to every churchinan who feels an interest in the early history of his church." - Literary Churchman, June 16, 1855.
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