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is connected with fishermen, this marine allusion "A Lockerbye Licke,” by the author of Joe and would be very natural and apposite, instead of the Geologist.
SIDNEY GILPIN. forced and far-fetched as it now appears. It would be interesting to know from some Semitic
ASSUMPTION OF A MOTHER'S NAME (3rd S. xii. linguist if there is any foundation for the above 66, 111, 154.) – It does not seem to have struck statement in Hebrew or Syriac; for
person who first introduced this subject into maritime terms are taken from animals — a horse, the columns of “ N. & Q.,” that this assumption is a crane, for instance.
liable to the very serious objection that persons SWIFT:-“TALE OF A TUB” (3rd S. iv. 5, 55.), suspected of illegitimacy, as children born out of
who adopt their mother's maiden name may be Has the following passage, from Selden's Table wedlock have no right to any other surname than Talk, ever been noted as suggesting to Swift some
that of their mother.
BAR-POINT. idea of what is related in the Tale of a l’ub? Philadelphia.
“ Religion is like the fashion; one man wears his doublet slashed, another laced, another plain, but every
CAMELOT (3rd S. xii. 415.) - In the editorial man has a doublet : so every man has his religion. We reply to this query.“ Shropshire", is, I presume, a differ about the trimming."-Selden's Table Talk, edit. clerical error for " Somersetshire." Queen's Camel Edinburgh, 1819, p. 162.
is certainly in the latter county. H. P. D.
ROBT. H. NEVILL. JAMES TELFER (3rd S. xii. 352.)—As supple
“THE WAEFU' HEART” (3rd S. xii. 188, 317.) mentary to Mr. WHITE's kindly notice, I send the If L. had taken any trouble to investigate the quesfollowing recollections of Telfer, for which I am
tion before sending his answer, he might have indebted to a friend who associated a good deal learned that Miss Blamire had been dead more with him about the year 1854. My friend was at than a quarter of a century before the first volume that date stationed in the Liddesdale district as an
of R. A. Smith's Scottish Minstrel appeared in 1820, exciseman, and had often to visit Saughtrees in consequently his argument falls to the ground the discharge of his duties. Telfer said to him altogether. But what does he think when I tell “I once asked Sir Walter Scott for his influence him that not a single song or poem of Miss Blato get me into the Excise. "No, James,' said he, mire's, printed during her lifetime, was acknow
I have no influence in that quarter, and if I had ledged by, her signature ? Most of them were I would not give it to you. You remember what distributed in MS. among her friends and relaado was made about Burns. Men of a poetic tives, and remained so till 1842, when they were temperament are not suited for excisemen. An collected (as far as they then could be), and pubexciseman must be a mere machine, and must do lished in a small volume. Had she bestowed as a great many things far from agreeable. I repeat, much care in preserving her productions as most I am ready and willing to serve you in anything authors naturally enough do, it would have been else, but recommend you to think no more of the better for her fame at the present day. In this Excise. At one time of his life Telfer had thoughts respect, however, as well as in point of genius, of devoting himself to literature, but Sir Walter she bears a close resemblance to Lady Ann Lindo
The one wrote “Auld again stepped in between the poor schoolmaster say, and Lady Nairn. and his long-cherished object. “James, my man,”
Robin Gray,” the other the “ Land o' the Leal"; said he, shaking his head, “ you may make litera- and it took' fifty years to settle the authorship in ture a staff to go a pleasuring with; but never
each case, as it also did in that of the song which trust it as a crutch to lean on.
completes the trio, “And ye shall walk in silk A very favourable critique appeared some years
SIDNEY GILPIN. since in the Gateshead Observer on Telfer's
"FAIR AGNES AND THE MERMAN" (3rd S. xii. when he observed to my friend, " I fear the editor 324.)—The ballad of “ Fair Agnes and the Merhas mistaken geese for swans. This pithy re
” has been, so to speak, re-set by Mr. Armark shows that Telfer had outlived at least some
nold in his singularly wild and beautiful poem of of his romantic day-dreams. It is only proper that
6 The Forsaken Merman." The heroine in the the leading incidents of his life should be placed on record; he was well worthy of such a mark of Margaret, but the plot is altogether the same.
of " The Forsaken Merman" is named
poem distinction; but I think MR. J. H. Dixon has
Mr. Arnold's poem begins : overrated him in asserting that “ he holds a high rank among modern ballad-writers.” His “Gloa
“Come, dear children, let us away, myne Bughte," and the “Kerlyne's Brock” (I It ends
Down away and below." have not seen “Our Ladye's Girdle"), seem to me
“ There dwells a loved one, to be a long way below similar subjects from the
But cruel is she; pen of the Ettrick Shepherd, or Surtees (of wicked
She left lonely for ever memory!), or Allan Cunningham, not to mention
The kings of the sea.” that admirable imitation of the old border ballad,
C. W. BARKLEY.
NAME WANTED (3rd S. xii. 347.) – I am sorry
Miscellaneous. not to be able to answer MR. DAVIDSON, who has
NOTES ON BOOKS, ETC. honoured me by appealing to me.
I have no doubt that the coat is the private coat of the Slight Reminiscences of a Septuagenarian from 1802 to
. By Emma Sophia, Countess Brownlow. bishop, according to the custom which prevails (Murray.) on the Continent.
Though Lady Brownlow, with great modesty, characI have a very good plate by the same artist, terises these Reminiscences as slight, they are extremels which shows, not arms, but an impresa. This interesting, and no one can run through her pages withi consists of a sea in base, with a small vessel sail-out rejoicing that, at Lord Carnarvon's suggestion, she has
been induced to ing to the sinister, carrying the Brabant flag at
—“write this down, that's riveted, the bowsprit, the stern, the masthead, and the
Screwed to her memory." peak of the mainsail
. This scene is enclosed in Nor is it the matter alone which gives value to this little an oval cartouche, with twisted scroll-work round book. The glimpses of persons and events which came the edge. At the top, on a riband, with a tassel under Lady Brownlow's notice are, as we have already at each extremity, is the “soul" of the impresa : said, extremely interesting ; but the tone in wbich the “MEDIO TUTISSIMUS Ibis.” The whole oral and reminiscences are told, the high breeding which marks its accompaniments are laid down upon an anchor every page, give a charm to the book which is unspeak
ably pleasant. We trust that Lady Brownlow has not which shows its flukes outside the base of the exhausted her stock of recollections. oval. Under the ring of the anchor, at top, are Abyssinia and its People ; or, Life in the Land of Prester the letters “I. G. M.
Just clear of all engrav John. Edited by J. C. Hotten. With a New Map and ing, on the sinister side, is the name: "L. Fruy Eight coloured Illustrations by MM. Vignaud end tiers, scul.” Bryan does not mention this artist. Barrat. (Hotten.) But he mentions Philip Fruytiers, a painter, who
This is a well-timed volume, and Mr. Hotten seems to also “etched some plates in a very masterly man object is to furnish the reader, at a time when public
have exercised good judgment in its compilation. Its ner.” Philip lived 1620-1677. The engraver of attention is so strongly directed towards Abyssinia, with the impresa might very well have been the son
a selection of trustworthy facts concerning the country of Philip Fruytiers, judging from the style of its and its inhabitants from the best authorities. A brief execution. I give these details in the hope that analysis of its contents will best show what claim it has they may be of any service to Mr. Davidson in to the notice of the reader. The first part presents us discovering the name of the bishop. D. P.
with a series of sketches illustrative of life in Abyssinia,
selected from the writings of the chief travellers in the Stuarts Lodge, Malvern Wells.
country. This is followed by Consul Plowden's official ILEAD OF CARDINAL RICHELIEU (3rd S. x. 350.) the detention of the British captives. Part IV. shows us
account of Abyssinia; whilst Part III. gives the story of Previous to the Minister of Public Instruction what have been the suggestions made to ensure the success having this remarkable head a second time (and of the expedition we have undertaken, the different it is to be hoped the last) consigned to the earth, routes, &c.; and the book is brought to a very useful once
conclusion by a bibliography of all the known books pal
lished on the subject of Abyssinia. “ That undiscover'd country, from whose bourne No traveller returns," —
Manipulus l'ocubulorum. A Rhyming Dictionary of the
English Language, by Peter Levins, 1570. Edited, with a friend of mine, a clever draughtsman, got per an Alphabetical Index, by Henry B. Wheatley. (Printed mission to make a chalk-drawing of it, which he for the Early English Text Society.) afterwards had photographed. A striking head Lerins' Manipulus, sc. By Henry B. Wheatley. (Printed it is, which forcibly reminds one of what Mon for the Camden Society.) tesquieu said of this extraordinary genius : Mr. Way's preface to the Promptorium having called! “ Richelieu a fait de Louis XIII le premier Roi
Mr. Wheatley's attention to this curious and interesting de l'Europe et le second homme de France." English Dictionary, Mr. Wheatley proposed to edit a
P. A. L.
reprint of it as the first of the series of Old English Dic
tionaries projected by the Early English Text Society. MORRIS (3rd S. xii. 149, 254.) – Is there any A better beginning could scarcely have been made. The thing more than a coincidence in the fact that, in book is one of great value, and Mr. Wheatley has done Italy, the old game “micare digitis” is called
his work of editing well and conscientiously. Some "mora"?
C. W. BINGHAM.
exception having been taken to its being printed by two
Societies, it is well it should be known that the Conneil Town (3rd S. xii. 360.)--MR. E. MASKELL says, of the Camden Society, having been asked by the sister that, in the north of Cornwall at least, a farm
Society to cooperate in the Series of Dictionaries, by house is still called the Town-place.'' About
which means copies would be supplied to their respective
members at a much lower rate, very properly consented the centre, and in the west of Cornwall, the farm
to do so with respect to Lerins as an experiment. Whether buildings congregated together make up and are the Early English Text Society may desire to continue called the “ Town-place," and not the farm-house : such joint publications, now that their numbers have so this being where the farmer lives, and sometimes largely increased, or whether the Camden may consider situate some hundreds of yards from the farm the decision of the respective Societies. There can be no buildings or “Town-place.” WM. GILL.
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