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to the world of literature, they, in most cases, lion miles off in winter, instead of 90. And as the heat escape detection. I need not speak of the ex is inversely as the square of the distance, reckoning from

absolute zero, of no sun at all, which is probably 4900 travagances of Vallancey, but there is actually in a

below our zero, it follows that the average winter cold of translation of the Four Masters, by John O'Don- Europe was - 330, or 72° lower than it is now. Then ovan, published so late as 1856, an attempt to was the glacial period, when all Europe was covered with identify the names of places in Ireland with the ice, which the heat of summer had not time to melt, and followers of one Ceasair, who came to that country

which slid and scraped down our valleys like the glaciers

in the Alps, and as icebergs slide into the Arctic seas. forty days before the Deluge!! Nor is the derivation of Sahagum from an Irish source, as at- months, and Tyndall On Heat, p. 79.",

See Croll in The Reader, Octr. 1865, and following tempted at page 431 by J. L., less extraordinary.

T. J. BUCKTON. I am sure that I need scarcely say here that Sahagum, or Sahagun — for it is spelled both

PALINDROMIC (OR SOTADIC) VERSE (3rd S. xi. ways—is the name of a small village in Spain, 504.)- A correspondent, under the signature of well known as a place of eminence in the his- | H. K., observes that he has never yet seen any tory of Spanish sword-cutlery; and it was doubt- palindromic verse in any language which deserves less a nursery for the more famed and more

to be called good. I think a few specimens may modern manufacture of Toledo, as the affix of be found which are really good. For instance, “de Sahagum” frequently occurs to the names

the Greek line from the great Church of Sancta of Toledo sword manufacturers of the sixteenth Sophia at Constantinople, which is occasionally and seventeenth centuries. While the mere word seen in other places on baptismal fonts or holySahagum itself, without any maker's name added water vessels : to it, is well known to the collectors of early

Νίψον ανομήματα, μή μόνων ύψιν. sword-blades. WILLIAM PINKERTON.

The following has the advantage of every word BOURBON SPRIG (3rd S. xi. 461.)—This may be reading both ways, without the necessity of runthe English name of the chinaware manufactured ning one word into another to complete the sense : from the French model, as we have been told by “Odo tenet mulum, mappam madidam tenet Anna." F. C. H. (p. 299), but the original is well known to collectors as the Angouleme porcelain, It ambassador to this country at the peace of 1802,

A variation appeared, when M. Otto was French was manufactured at Paris by Dihl and Guerhard, which is a more perfect palindrome: in the Rue de Bondy, under the patronage of the

“Otto tenet mappam, madidam mappam tenet Otto.” Duc d'Angouleme. I have a tea and coffee set, with plates, sugar-basin, &c. nearly all complete. I never could find that it had any application to The mark is an A with a crown in red, as de- the ambassador; but as compositions in this style, scribed by F. C. H., and some of my pieces also I venture to think this and the other two good. have the following:

F. C. H. “ Manufre

THE HINDOO TRINITY (3rd S. xii. 8.)-
M&T LE DUC

“The deities are only three, whose places are the earth, ANGOULEME,

the intermediate region, and the heaven; namely, fire, Paris."

air, and the sun. They are pronounced to be deities of One or two of my pieces want the red mark, the mysterious names (Bhur, bhuvah, swar) severally, and the china appears to be of a coarser descrip- and (Prajapati) the lord of creatures the deity of them tion. It may then be of English manufacture; belongs to him who dwells in the supreme abode ; it ap

collectively. The syllable on intends every deity; it and I would beg F. C. H. to tell me whether the pertains to (Brahma) the vast one; to God, to the super, red mark was copied on the English pieces made intending soul. Other deities belonging to those several from the cup and saucer brought to England by regions are portions of the [three) gods; for they are the Rev. T. Deterville, and append my address, variously named and described, on account of their difhoping that he may honour me with a line on

ferent operations; but in fact there is only one deity, the

Great Soul. He is called the sun, for he is the soul of all the subject. WILLIAM PINKERTON.

beings, and that is declared by the sage: • the sun is the Hounslow.

soul of what moves, and of that which is fixed. Other L'HOMME FOSSILE EN EUROPE (3rd S. xi. 456, clared by the sage.” —Colebroke, On the Vedas, Asiat.

deities are portions of him: and that is expressly de530.)—The following passage from Mr. Beckett Res. viii. 395, &c.; compare Menu, xii. 123. Denison's Astronomy without Mathematics (p. 30), shows that the cold of the glacial period was not Hindoo commentators, composed of three let

The mysterious word om is, according to the due to the variation of the polar axis, but to the ters, A u M, representing the three gods of the variation of eccentricity of the earth’s orbit:

Trimurti or Hindoo Trinity. In the Institutes of “Moreover, it is calculated that the eccentricity of Menu the Brahmin is directed to mutter to himthe earth's orbit was .057 instead of .017, about 310,000 years ago”. [that is, the earth's orbit is now less elliptical self this holy syllable, both at the commencement and more circular];." and at the same time the northern and conclusion of all his lectures on the Vedas, winter was at aphelion. Therefore the sun was 97 mile without which nothing, it is asserted, will be long

retained. Previous to this, however, he is ex Method of treating Fractured Legs, by the former; and a pected to sit on the culms of kusa grass (Poa small one On the Yellow Fever of Jamaica (1772), by the

latter."

D. cynosuroides) with their points towards the east, and to suppress his breath thrice. The legisla JARVEY (3rd S. xi. 475; xii. 17.) — The writer tor then informs us that “Brahma milked out, as it of “ A Tale of the Derby,” in London Society for were, from the three Vedas the letter a, the letter the present month, mentions“ Jarvey” as applied r, and the letter , which form by their combina

to a Dublin carman. Is it known when the tion the triliteral monosyllable ; adding that word was first used ? this syllable "is a symbol of God, the Lord of Apropos of “Cabby," I would “note a pretty created beings” (ii. 74, 77, 84.)

little poem entitled “The Cabman’s Badge, There does not appear to be any authority for quoted in The Athenæum of May 4 last. appropriating one of the three letters to Bramah,

J. MANUEL. Vishnu, or Shiva, as HITOPADESH assumes. This

Newcastle-on-Tyne. Bramah must not be confounded with the one

DR. Wolcot (3rd S. xi. 450, 526.)—In the Gengod Brahm. His query as to the identity of Sri, tleman's Magazine for 1819, vol. i. p. 619, I find Siris, and Ceres, and of Horus and Eros, can only that “ John Wolcot, M.D., painter and poet, the be answered in the negative. (See The Hindoos, latter under the assumed name of Peter Pindar, L. E. K., i. 145.)

T. J. BUCKTON.

was born near Kingsbridge, Devon, 1738, and Streatham Place, S.

died Jan., 1819, at Camden Town.” Thus he was PASSAGE IN LORD BACON (3rd S. xi. 496; xii. 16.) credited with a medical doctor's degree at the C. A. W. is right. I ought to have given a reference time of his decease, even though MR. MACKENZIE to the work from which I quoted. It was from Walcott doubts his right to it. It is also within The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon, including the bounds of possibility that he might have all his Occasional Works, Sc., with a Commentary, proceeded to some other degree in Divinity or Biographical and Historical, by James Spedding, Civil Law, for he was in Holy Orders, which i. 108-9. Of this most interesting and important seems to have escaped Mr. WALCOTT. I meet work the first volume was published in 1861, and almost daily a gentleman who knew Peter Pindar the second in 1862, bringing down the life of well, and only knew him by the name of Dr. Lord Bacon only to the end of his fortieth year

Wolcot. That I should have erred in spelling (1601); and I trust I may be allowed to express the Doctor's name, I suppose with two t's instead a hope that the publication of the remainder will of one, was an inadvertence. J. B. DAVIES. not be long deferred. Mr. Spedding is said to The Catalogue of the National Portrait Exhibihave deroted “the best years of an active and

tion of 1867 (No. 809) informs us that Dr. Wolcot learned manhood to the preliminary toil" (Dixon's “ took orders.” I have before me The Works of Personal History of Lord Bacon, p. 10), and there Peter Pindar, Esq., 4 vols. 12mo, 1809, with brief is little risk of error in asserting that no man memoirs of the author prefixed. It is here stated living knows more of Bacon and his works ; cer

that Dr. Wolcot, when in Jamaica, endeavoured tainly no one has written his life so far with so

to supply the place of a deceased rector" by readmuch ability and impartiality. It is true the ing prayers and preaching." seven volumes of Bacon's greater works, edited by

“ As, however, he was aware that this irregularity Mr. Spedding and two coadjutors, are done ; but could not long be tolerated, he returned to England to if the letters, life, and occasional works” obtain orders, and, if possible, the vacant living; but, left unfinished, the loss will be great to all who notwithstanding the powerful recommendations he preare interested—and who is not ?-in the lesser

sented to the Bishop of London, that prelate refused him works and the later years of the illustrious philo- ordination; and the living being soon filled up by a re

gular clergyman, Mr. Wolcott [sic] declined applying sopher.

D.

in any other quarter for admission to the church.' WILLIAM SHARP, SURGEON (3rd S. xi. 497.) What authority have the compilers of the CaIn Wadd's Nuge Chirurgicæ ; or, a Biographi- talogue for their statement ?

E. S. D. cal Miscellany, illustrative of a Collection of Pro

THE VALLEY OF Mont-CENIS (3rd S. xii. 9.) fessional Portraits, 1824, is the following:

By altering the first sud-est into sud-ouest, S.H.M. "Sharpe, William. G. Dance del, 1794. W. Daniels sc.

will obtain the true reading. There is no copy Born 1729. Died 1810. Sharpe was many years assistantsurgeon to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, and was eminent

of Saussure's great work-credite posteri !—in the in his profession during the time he practised; but he British Museum, but only a short abridgement, as retired upwards of twenty years before his death, and was if intended for a railway library. My knowledge succeeded in his residence and practice by the late Sir is derived from the maps of the Useful Knowledge Charles Blicke, who was also his fortunate successor at Society, which appear to have got into hands that the hospital, of which he soon became principal surgeona post he held to the last hour of his life. They were

have a motive for suppressing them for the purboth good practical surgeons, but their literary labours pose of issuing their own rubbish at a higher consist of a small pamphlet On Paper Splints ; or, a New price.

T. J. BUCKTON.

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the Reign of Edward I. By JAMES OXCHARD HALLIWELL,

F.R.S., F.S.A., &c. lish cook, but whose viands have been as highly appreciated at City

It contains above 50,900 words, forming a complete key for the reader Companies' dinners “Under Bow Bells," as in the luxurious banquets

of our old Poets, Dramatists, Theologians, and other Authors, whose of the Alhambra (at Grenada) and the Alcazar (at Seville), will do works abound with allusions, of which explanations are not to be found something noticeable in the way of chops and steaks for those whose

in ordinary Dictionaries and Books of Reference. appetites are too robust for "putty little tiny kickshaws;" Charles

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ANGLO-SAXON AND EXGLISH LANGUAGES.
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sor Pepper will provide his popular condiment to seasou the frog which

A.D. 360; Anglo-Saxon, 995; Wycliffe, 1389; and Tyndale, 1526, in Thomas (the) Archer shot; W. H. Russell, LL.D., of the Times, has parallel columns, with Pretace, Notes, &c. By REV. DR. BOSpromixed us some Indian curry, some Russian caviar, a Hungarian

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dents and higher schools. ducks; G. A. Sala will oblige us with some Mr. Sala, when any of that kind of dish is asked for; Arthur Sketchley may be expected to contri EV. DR. BOSWORTH'S COMPENDIOUS þute some delightful tit-bits with “ Brown" sauce; and Edmund Yates will dish us up some rare roast mutton from a Black Sheep." printed in treble columns, 123. cloth. There will also be entrées by-Arthur W.A' Beckett, R. M. Ballantyne, EV. W. BARNES'S ANGLO-SAXON DERev. J. M. Bellew, Robert Buchanan, Leicester Buckingham, J. T. LECTUS; serving as a First Class-book to the Language. 12mo, Burgess, H. J. Byron, Savile Clarke, Stirling Coyne, Rev. J. E. Cox, 28. 6. cloth. Sidney Daryl, Percy Fitzgerald, W. W. Fenn, Dr. Fennell, Hain

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GLOSSARY; or, Collection of Words, Phrases, We have thus sketched out, as comprehensively as we are enabled

Customs, Proverbs, &c. Illustrating the Works of English to do, the plan of an undertaking which, energetically conducted,

Authors, particularly SHAKESPEARE and his Contemporaries. By

ROBERT NARES, Archdeacon of Stafford, &c. A New Edition, cannot fail, we hope, to achieve a legitimate success. The ultimate with considerable Additions, both of Words and Examples, by JAMES verdict resto, of course, with the public ; but our Way is very Broad

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The Glossary of Archdeacon Nares is by far the best and most useful

work we possess for explaining and illustrating the obsolete language without fear of being jostled or crushed. There will be plenty to see and the customs and manners of the sixteenth and seventeenth cenon both sides of the way; and there shall be nothing narrow in our turies, and it is quite indispensable for the readers of the literature of proceedings save our price, which may be emphatically said to be “ as

the Elizabethan period. The additional words and examples are dis

tinguished from those in the original text by a 1 prefixed to each. The thin as a sixpence."

work contains between FIVE AND SIX TROUSAND additional examples,

the result of original research, not merely supplementary to Nares, but Offices-London: The Broadway, Ludgate Hill; New York : 416 to all other compilations of the kind. Broome Street.

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