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A new Sporting Book, of which the entire edition is subscribed for,
Mr. Quaritch having secured a few copies:
THE "OLD RABY HUNT"
GEORGE A. FOTHERGILL,
One volume impl. folio.
Contains sixty large coloured lithographic portraits (size, 20 x 14) of the members of above Club mostly in Hunt Dress, the Marquis of Zetland's hunt servants, three of the hunt horses, and about ten landscapes illustrating the New Kennels at Aske, near Richmond, Yorkshire, and various Seats in the confines of the hunt. There is a short descriptive note to each portrait.
The Portraits include the following:
The MARQUIS of ZETLAND, the MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY, LORD BARNARD, Sir WILLIAM EDEN, Bart.; Colonel J. G. WILSON, C.B.; Major HODGSON; Honbles. T. DUNDAS, G. W. HAMILTON RUSSELL, and Major W. L. VANE; LORD HENRY VANE-TEMPEST and the EARL OF RONALDSHAY. Messrs. W. H. WILSON-TODD, M.P.; H. STRAKER, C. E. HUNTER, W. M. COBBETT, W. H. WILSON-FITZGERALD, H. S. C. SMITHSON, GEORGE ROPER, J. E. and C. H. BACKHOUSE, J. B. DALK, and Sir W. CHAYTOR, Bart. ; and Colonel DAVIDSON. Six Members of the Family of PEASE, Captains GERALD WALKER, SHELDON K. CRADOCK, MONTAGU CRADOCK, C. MICHELL, W. P. WILSON-TODD, Commander C. CRADOCK, and others. Also Portraits of T. B. CHAMPION (Huntsman) and TOM" HARRISON (1st whip) of the Marquis of Zetland's Hounds, and "BOB" LANCASTER of the George Inn, Piercebridge. Messrs. W. G. RALSTON, E. C. MALTBY, H. S. B. SURTEES (2nd Life Guards), T. C. FENWICKECLENNELL, M.F.H., H. S. C. SMITHSON, J. F. B. BAKER, W. H. A. WHARTON, M.F. H., W. ALLAN HAVELOCK, R. H. COOK, F. R. WHITWELL Major MACKESON, Honbie. M. BOWESLYON, R. WILSON, Major C. CONSTABLE, Captain W. K. TROTTER.
Besides the above, the Album contains, with the kind permission of Lord Barnard, two reproductions of old paintings hanging in Raby Castle of "Lord Darlington and his Hounds" and also "Duke Henry of Cleveland as 'Napoleon,' Napoleon," and ditto, with the "Raby Pack and Kennels," by Benjamin Marshall and H. B. Chalon respectively.
The number of copies printed is strictly limited to 150, each is numbered, and this number includes 100 copies handsomely bound in half-calf black and red, at 4 guineas each, the remainder (50 copies), bound in cloth, 3 guineas each (2 plates being omitted, viz., "Champion" and "Bob Lancaster").
All the above plates are auto-lithographs by the Artist from his own water-colour drawings, and printed in colour in a most successful manner by Messrs. George Waterston & Sons, Edinburgh.
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THE LITERATURE & HISTORY OF ENGLAND SCOTLAND WALES IRELAND
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Sixteen hundred years ago, the people whom we call Germans, were like a long belt of hostile barbarians, stretching from Friesland to the sea of Azov, and pressing upon the Celtic and other fringes that separated them from Rome and Byzantium. They called themselves Thiuda or Theod— The People; and their language was Theodish = Vernacular. They were divided into many tribes. In the extreme South-East were the Gut-Thiuda (Good People or Goths); in the extreme North-West were the Sakis-Kun or Secgas-Kyn (Saxons, or The Fighting Race). A little north of these were the inhabitants of Schleswig-Holstein, who were called the men of the Narrow Land (Engra-land) to whose descendants were applied the phrases Engeltheod and Engel-cyn. Above them, the men of Geatland or Jutland (= The Projected).
The March-men of Middle Europe (Marcomanni) who came into contact rith the Latin-speaking Cisalpine Gauls, called them Wealh and their language Wealish, and this name, although primarily applied to Latin, came to mean simply Foreign in the speech of the later Thiuds. But in the fifth century it still meant Latin and was used by the Angles and Saxons in reference to the Latin-speaking Britons of this island; and they continued to use it in reference to the Cumbrian or Cymric kinsmen and successors of those Britons. The Gauls called their unruly neighbours Garmani, and that name was taken over by the Latin writers, who confounded it with their own word germāni, and thus the name of Germania has been evolved.
When the Theods came to Britain fourteen hundred and fifty years ago, they came in three sorts, as they are described, as 1, Angles, 2, Jutes, and 3, Saxons; but they were all of the same race and might be more exactly spoken of as 1, Saxons from Schleswig-Holstein, 2, Saxons from Jutland, and 3, Saxons from Friesland and Westphalia; but the first two had their local listinctions, and the men of Friesland and Westphalia were the only division that retained the general appellation of Fighting Men. When they reached
Britain the Angles spread East and North; the Jutes fixed themselves in Kent and soon disappeared in absorption; the Frisic Saxons took the South and the West. The Angles, who were probably the most numerous of the three divisions, conquered rapidly all the East country upwards from Suffolk to Lothian and established the kingdom of Northumbria, as well as that of Mercia in the Midlands. They soon became the most powerful and prosperous division of the Theods, while their conquest of the British kingdom of Strathclyde simply served to set hordes of Cumbrian warriors free to more southward into Wales, to maintain the struggle against the Frisic Saxons. This long and bitter struggle which really did not end for eight centuries, was the cause that the name of Saxon has lasted till the present day amongst the Gael and the Cymry to designate the Theodish invaders and their descendants.
At the beginning of the seventh century Pope Gregory sent a mission to civilize "the Angles," by which preponderant name he evidently understood the whole of the Theodish settlers in Britain. It was successful in its Christianising efforts, among the Saxons and Jutes (in Essex, Kent, and Sussex); churches were built and priests taught to write in Roman letters ; but the Angles had already met with the Irish missionaries of Iona, and had learned the art of writing. The script Columba had brought from Ireland was the Irish modification of Roman letters which have for many centuries been described as Irish or Anglo-Saxon. They were communicated to the Christianised Angles by the monks of Hy, and the alphabet made perfect by the necessary addition of th and w from the Runic system of the Goths. From that moment the remaining Theods throughout England, Saxons and Jutes, were filled with admiration for the scriptura Anglica or literæ Anglica, and all the churchmen hurried to learn them in preference to the litera Romana introduced by Augustine in Canterbury. The Irish script was neater and more easily written than the cursive Roman of that age; and for over four centuries it ruled in Britain under the name of Anglish letters. Consequently the cultivated Anglian speech soon became the language of scholars, and when the southern King Alfred wrote on engelse he stamped upon the tongue of this country the name which it was to bear henceforward. From this it was but a step to calling the land England and all the people Englishmen.
The so-called Anglo-Saxon language, which was simply Theodish as written by the Angles, has gone on modifying, developing, and forming itself from the eighth century to the nineteenth. The speech chosen by writers was that of the North, while the poorer Southern speech sank into the position of a mother of dialects which are still to-day living in the Southern provinces. From about 850 to 1000, invaders from Scandinavia brought the Norse tongue into England, which blended easily with its Anglian sister and helped to give a strain to the future of the English language. From 1050-1200 the Romanic tongue of Northern France was introduced to such an extent that it has left a wide and permanent impress upon the vocabulary. So great was the influx of French speakers into England that from 1150 to 1200 this country was absolutely the chief home of French literature, and the political influence of the kings of England helped to ensure the
triumph of Paris over Toulouse in the formation of a French kingdom having a dominant North French language. The Anglish language as a cultivated written speech died out by 1200, and its unwritten spoken form was rapidly modified by French influence. This spoken form was little written till after Edward I's conquest of Scotland had brought the purer Anglian of Lothian into touch again with the languishing speech of old England; but in the Prick of Conscience, which made its appearance about 1330, we find ourselves in the presence of distinctly modern English in its rude early phase. A generation or two later Barbour, Gower, Chaucer, and Wickliffe exhibit the language in its perfect mould, but it is not till 1520 that we reach the stage at which the written speech used by Tyndale, Skelton, Surrey, Wyat, and Coverdale becomes familiar and wholly comprehensible to the folk of our own time. The beginning of the sixteenth century may therefore be taken as a starting point for modern literature. The English language is now spoken by 120,000,000 of people.
I-ENGLISH, BRITISH, AND ANGLO-NORMAN WRITERS
in chronological order
1 THE POET OF THE BEOWULF (about 600-700) The Anglo Saxon Poems of Beowulf, The Travellers Song and the Battle of Finnesburh. Edited by J. M. KEMBLE. Second Edition. 2 vols., 12mo., cloth, uncut Pickering, 1835-37
2 THORKELIN. De Danorum Rebus Gestis Secul. III & IV. Poëma Danicum dialecto Anglosaxonica. Ex Bibliotheca Cottoniana Musæi Britannici edidit versione Lat. et indicibus auxit G. J. Thorkelin, 4to., bds.
3 ST. ADAMNAN, 624-703. The Life of St. Columba, founder of Hy, written by Adamnan.. Latin (from an eighth-century MS.), with copious notes and dissertations by William Reeves, small 4to. facsimiles from the MS., and map; cloth, uncut
Irish Archæological and Celtic Society, Dublin, 1857
THE LAW-MAKERS, 680-1150. ANCIENT LAWS and Institutes of
1840 3 CEDMON (died about 700) Metrical Paraphrase of parts of the Holy Scriptures, Anglo-Saxon and English, by Benjamin Thorpe, roy. 8vo., gilt binding
the same, roy. 8vo. bds. uncut
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8 ELLIS (Henry) Account of Cadmon's Metrical Paraphrase, an illuminated MS. of the tenth century, 4to. with 53 plates in facsimile of the miniatures; sd. 15s; or, hf. bd. 1833
ROYAL CHARTERS (about 700-1000). Codex Diplomaticus Evi Saxonici opera Johannis M. Kemble. 6 vols. 8vo. with facsimile plates; cloth
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10 CARTULARIUM SAXONICUM: a Collection of Charters relating to Anglo-Saxon History, by Walter de Gray BIRCH, F.S.A., of the British Museum, 32 parts, forming Vols. I, II, and III, crown 4to. (published at £4.), cloth
As far as the work has advanced, it comprises upwards of 1500 documents in Latin and Saxon, from A.D. 430 to 968, with an analysis of the contents of each Charter in English.
In addition to the Charters published in the Codex Diplomaticus of the late Mr. J.
11 INDEX SAXONICUS: an Index to the Names of Persons in the
It is proposed to issue a full Index to the names, upwards of twelve
The Index has been carefully compiled under the superintendence of the Editor, and will be issued uniformly with the CARTULARIUM SAXONICUM in one thick part, bound in paper boards, at the price of £1. 1s, or bound in cloth, uniform with the CARTULARIUM
Two hundred copies only will be printed, and names of intending Subscribers should be sent to me at once.
12 BÆDA, BEDE, 672-735. DE ARTE METRICA. Page 1: dux aut in unam desinit consonantem.. Page 3: At uo in exametro carmine concatenatio ūsuŭ plurimo2 solet ēē gratissima Page 12: Explicit de metrica Arte lib bede famuli xpi lege feliciter. 4to. MS. ON VELLUM, 6 leaves, not perfect; in bds. About 880-900 48 0 0
Said to be the oldest text now extant of this work of Bede's.
13 BEDA DE RATIONE TEMPORUM. Pag. 1: Incipit Liber de Temporibus Bede Prbri. De compoto vel loquela digitorum. Pag. 2: De Temporum ratione domino iuuante dicturi necessarium duximus utilissimam primo promptissimamque flexus digitorum paucis premonstrare sollertiam ut cum maximam computandi dederimus facilitatem . . Pa. 27: . . De mensibus Anglorum. . Pa. 136: . . Explicit liber Bede de temporibus. Sequuntur quedam partes de ratione computandi ab ipso viro insite. Page 147:.. Finito xps rex libro sit benedictus. Folio, FINE MS. ON VELLUM; old French calf gilt
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The chapter on the months of the Angles contains some expressions which