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Dirretors. my earnest attention for nearly twelve years; probability, greatly raised within a 'ew years.
H. Edgeworth Bicknell, Esq. my objert being to bring together, from the The whole will be completed (p.x.) in six
William Cabell, Esq. stores of Elizabethun literature, art, or science, years : so that for a comparatively small an
T. -omers C cks, Jun. Esq. M.P. whatever really tends to illustrate the pages of nual expenditure (about six guineas during
G. Henry Drew, Esq. the great poet of the world in the full convicthat period, the subscriber will possess the most
William Evans, Esq; tioni there set remains room for one comprehensive edit on which shall answer the recomplete monograph edition of the works of
William Freeman, Esq. quirements of the student and zealous inquirer. the greatest poet of all ages. Nor can it be
F. Fuller, Esq. anticipated he will be purchasing what is likely
J. Henry Goodhart, Esq. Granting that the general spirit of Shakespeare to fall in value. He w tl pos ess a work that
T Grissell, may be appreciated without the as-istance of can never come into the market, but, in its
James Blunt, Esq. lengthened coinment-ry, it cannot be denied there is much which is of scure to the modern pecuniary relations, will stand somewhat in
J. Arscott Lethbridge, Est. the position of a proof en raving, only to be
E. Lucas, Esa. reader, - numerous allusions to the literature, possessed by a very limited number.
James Lys Seager. Esq. manners, and phraseolory of the times which The Editor has been anxiou- thus to state at
J. Basley White, Esq. require expl: nation and carefui discussion. This is a Inhour which has never yet been some len.th the considerations which have
Joseph Carter Wood, Esq. attemp'ed on a large scale. In the preface to i urged him to limit the impression of the work
Trustees. the translation of Karl Sinrock's "Remarks," so strictly ; for however willing, on many ac
W. Whateley, Esq., Q.C. BVO, IBM. I have sh wn there are picards of counts, to seek a more extens ve circulation,
L. C. Humfrey. Esq., Q.C. two thousand obsolete words and phrases in for support without taking every means to he could not bring himself per-onally to ask
George Drew, Esg. Shakespeare left mrithout any crplanation in
Consulting Counsel. - Sir Wm. P. Wood, M.P. the editions of Mr. knight and Mr. Collier. ensure, in their fullest extent, the interests of Here is undoubtedly * field of crit cism. whichous under aking of this kind. The risk. morethose who are i clined to encourage an ardu
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Bankers. --Messrs. Cocks. Biddulph, and Co., over, was too great to venture the publication atteminti A to supply all these deficiencies, it
Charing Cross. may still be allowed me, without presumption,
in the ordinary way; and he was, therefore,
compelled eithr to abandon the hope of printto promise an extensive advance on what has
VALUABLE PRIVILEGE. been accomplished by my predecessors.
ing his materials, or to appeal to the select few
POLICIES effected in this Office do not be Each play will be accompanied by every
To those few, the Editor hopes he may,
come void through temporary difficulty in paskind of useful literary and antiquarian illus. tratin, extending to complete copies of all without arrogance, av w the design of offering
ins a Premium, as permission is given upon the most copious edition of Shak speare erer
application to suspend the payment at interest, novels, tales, or dramas on which it is founded,
printe, and ene of the handsomest and most
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spectus, the cases of the Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, &c. In fact, nó pains will be pared placed in an English library.
Specimens of Rates of Premium for Assuring Nor let it be thought such an edition will
1001, with a Share in three-fourths of the to render this edition the most complete in contain merely dry annotations on disputed
£ &. d. per edliny entirely the Variorum edition of
. 2 10 8 IN21, with the ad lition of all Shakespearian archrological i lustration ; and wherever the museums of the antiquary can be made ser.
- 2 18 6 discoveries of any importance which have been
- 2 4 5 42 Inade since that period. The work will be viceable, the art of the artist will be solicited.
- 3 8 2 There is much of this kind which has never copiou.ly illustrated by fresimiles and woodbeen user by Shakespearian editors, and I have
ARTHUR SCRATCHLEY, M.A., F.B.A.S., cuts, the direction of which has been underthe satisfaction to state that, amongst others,
Actuary. taken by Mr. Fairholt, who has also most
Lord Londesborough's noble collection of kindly promised to assist me in the selection. En lish antiquities wil be accessible to me for
Now ready, price 108. 6.1., Second Edition, It is unnecessary to enlarge on the importince
copies of any specimens that may help to e.u
with material additions, INDUSTRIAL IN. of such assistance,nd the valuable aid to be
cidate the author's meaning.
VESTMENT and EMIGRATION: being a experied from Mr. Fairholt'sextensive reading
In every kind of literary illustration of TREATISE on BENEFIT BUILDING SOin Flizabethin literature and intimate ac
Shakespeare, my own library is, perha s, richer
CIETIES, and on the General Principles of quaintance with every department of ancient than any other. For man years, no expense
Land Investment, exemplified in the Cases of art.
has been spared to procure rare works likely to
Freehold Land Societies, Building Companies, One of the early polumes will be illustrated be useful for this undertaking : anil, in one &c.
With a Mathematical Appendix on Core by an entirely new engraving of the monument instance, I have given upward of sixty pounds
pound Interest and Life Assurance. By ARat Stratford-on-Avon. executed with minute for a single tract.on account of its affording an
THUR SCRATCHLEY, MA., Actuary to accuracy: and by an exact copy of the portrait unique illustration of one play. The reader
the Western Life Assurance Society, 3. Parliaof Shake neare which is prefixed to the first edition of his works. It is almost unnecessary
may hence conclude how much continued ment Street, London,
labour and anxiet: have been incurred in the to pay the eare the only representations of the
collection of my materials. poet which are undoubtrdi avthentic.
In conclusion, I am sanguine this long. The size of the first foljo, after muchenn
cherished design should not, will not, fail for sideration, has been propted not only because
want of appreciation. The works of Shakeit is the most convenient folio form (harely speare, the greatest of all uninspired authors,
HOCKIN & CO., OPERATIVE CHEmeasuring fourteen inches hy nine), and suits should surely be surrounded in one edition at
MISTS, 289. STRAND, manutacture all the the size of the fae similes, most of which would
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tion be ex lored and rendered accessible to the Processes. Achromatic Lens and Camera from number of volun. As it is, it must occupy student and the future editor: and even if at least twenty volumes: but should an ad.
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We did bide,
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Sacked, burned, and enthralled,
Ne'er should see
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VOL. VI.- No. 142.
Folk Lore of Kacouss People (Vol. v., p:413.).—
Does not the expression “under the bells" mean To my parched rooffe be glewed,
the lower part of the belfry tower, in which the If in either harpe or voice
people could attend divine service, and yet not I rejoyce,
be in the body of the church ? J. B. RELTON. Till thy joys shall be renewed.
Charms.—The following charm was practised a “ Lord, plague Edom's traitrous kind;
few weeks since in the village of Newport, Essex, Beare in mind
on a poor lad subject to epileptic fits.' Nine sixIn our ruyne how they revellid :
pences were procured from nine virgins (“ for Kill, sack, burne ! they cride out still,
which they were to be neither asked nor thanked"); Sack, burne, kill;
the money was then made into a ring, which the Downe with all, let all be levellid !
child wore; but with no satisfactory result, pos“ And thou, Babel, when the tide
sibly from some flaw in the primary condition. Of thy pride,
Weather Prophecy (Vol. v., p. 534.). - It is a
common opinion in the midland counties that if To as lowe an ebb of mourning.
the oak comes into leaf before the ash, a dry sum
mer may be expected, and a wet summer if the “ Happie man, who shall thee wast
ash is the first. A wet spring is generally, I beAs thou hast
lieve, favourable to the earlier leaves of the ash, Us without all mercy wasted,
which are retarded by a dry one. This year the And shall make thee taste and see
oak was very much earlier than the ash. H. N. E.
POEM BY (?) EDWARD BEDINGFIELD.
In a copy of Funerali Antichi di diuersi
Popoli, Of their wayling mothers tearing,
et Nationi, 8c., Descritti in Dialogo da Thomaso 'Gainst the walls shall dash their bones,
Porcacchi, in Venetia, MDLXXIII., which was preRutheless stones
sented to the Hull Subscription Library by the With their brayns and blood besmearing.” executors of Sir Thomas Coltman, Kt., there is
written on a fly-leaf the following poem. The What an imperfect idea any jingling version can
title-page bears the signature of Edward Bedinggive us of any Psalm of the inspired writers; and field, and the poem is probably in the same hand. how signally this has been proved by the metrical I have retained the old spelling and capital letters. attempts at Psalm cxxxvii.! The most successful
1. version of it in any language is, I fancy, that by Camoens.
“ Though I be poore yet will I make hard shift,
But I will send my God a new yeares gift, Warmington.
Nor Myrrhe nor frankincense
Can I dispense,
Is in my cofer;
With wealth I haue so small acquaintance as
I scarce know tinne from siluer, gold from brasse. - In the Traditions of Lancashire, edited by John Roby, Esq., First Series, vol. i. p. 23., there is a tale
2. entitled The Goblin Builders, showing bow"Gamel “ Orientall rubyes, emeralds greene, the Saxon Thane, Lord of Recedham or Rached Blew saphires, sparkling diamonds I haue seene,
Yet never yet did touch (now Rochdale) intended to build a chapel unto St. Chadde, nigh to the banks of the Rache or Roach.”
Or gemme or ouche,
Nor pearle nor Amber It seems a level, convenient situation was chosen for
Are in my chamber; the edifice, but thrice were the foundations there
These things are in my mind, but neuer yet laid, and thrice were all the building materials
Vouchsaf d to lodge within my cabinet. conveyed by invisible agency from this flat spot
3. to a more airy and elevated situation. At last the
“My euer lieuing euer louing King Thane, ceasing to strive against fate, gave up
Yet shall from me receiue a better thing; original design, and the present church was built
For Princes diademes, on the locality designated by these unseen work
Flaming with gemmes,
With richesse drest twenty-four steps had to be laid to help the
Of east and west, natives up to the chapel of St. Chadue.
Match not this gift, weh if my God shall owne, BONSALL. I'll not change lots with him that weares a crowne.
5458 now in my possession. The book is a thin * An heart with penitence made new and cleane, 12mo., printed at the Theater, Oxford,” A.D. Fillid with faith, hope, and loue, must be my strane. “1698," with which year the Jewish date correMy God yi didst not slight
sponds, and it contains the Christian and Jewish The widowes mite,
calendars in parallel pages. It appears from the Accept of this
autograph of it Wm. Stukeley, M.D., 1736," which Poore sacrifice,
written on the inside of the cover of the book, Though I nere give but wbat before was Thine,
that it once belonged to that antiquary. The A treasure taken out of Thine owne mine."
handwriting of the entries resembles that of EDWARD Peacock, Jun. Thomas Hearne. Bottesford Moors,
“ A. D. 1698.
£ d. Post-chaise from Oxford to London Post-boy
1 Minor Notes.
Expences at the Red Lion : Dinner, Curious Mistranslation.-In Dickens' Household
Wine, one bottle of old Port, and fruit 1
Waiter Words, in No. 113. (May 22), there is an article
Expences at Half Moon Tavern : Salentitled “ The Rights of French Women," in
mon, lobster sauce, a bottle of Port 1 which, at p. 221., a Frenchman is made to say,
Bed and Chamberlain
3) that, in consequence of a promenade in the coun
Post-chaise to Oxford, and Dinner try, he and his child “shall sleep like two wooden Shoulder and leg of House Lamb, and shoes.” Now this raised a Query in my mind, two bottles of Wine, with asparagrass 011 2 for I had never before heard “wooden shoes” taxed with any drowsy qualities, although un
2 45 doubtedly heary; and I could not call to mind
Play House Exps.
9 any authority for the ascription. Upon turning to a French dictionary, I find that the word
£1 3 sabot, which means a wooden shoe, means also a top: my Query was therefore turned into a Note; “ N.B. - It was decided by a great Majority of that Note being, that the writer of the article had Civilians that the Cause was clear from the evidence of Wrongfully used the former meaning instead of Mrs. Barlow.” the latter; and that the Frenchman had really
R. M, W. said, he and his child should “sleep like two tops.' Is this Note worth your notice ?
P.T. “ The Bore” in the Severn. - In the following Stoke Newington.
passages found in the second text of Lazamon's
Brut, which Sir F. Madden considers to have been Street Crossing. – A writer in The Builder bas written about fifty years after the earlier text, the cleverly suggested that bridges might be erected in probable date of which he fixes at the commencethe crowded thoroughfares of London for the con
ment of the thirteenth century, occur the three venience of foot passengers, who lose so much valu- forms of " beares,” “ beres,"
beres," "bieres," denoting able time in crossing. As the stairs would occupy waves, viz. a considerable space, and occasion much fatigue, I
passi over bieres. beg to propose an amendment: Might not the (to) pass over waves."— Lazam., ed. Madden, Lond. ascending pedestrians be raised up by the descend
1846, vol. i. p. 57. ing? The bridge would the resemble the letter
“ be beares me hire bi-nome. H, and occupy but little room. Three or four at the waves took her from me,"— Vol. iii. p. 121. a time, stepping into an iron framework, would be
* wandri mid Þ .. beres. gently elevated, walk across, and perform by their
floating with the waves."— Vol. iii. p. 144. weight the same friendly office for others rising on the opposite side. Surely no obstacles can arise
Sir F. Madden observes, in his Glossarial Rewhich might not be surmounted by ingenuity. If marks, Lazam., vol. iii. p. 451. v. 1341.: a temporary bridge were erected in one of the “ This word has not been met with in A.-S. It is no parks the experiment might be tried at little cost, doubt the same with the Isl. bára: Old Germ. bäre ; and, at any rate, some amusement would be Dutch baar, wave or billow. Perhaps the bar of a afforded.
C. T. harbour is hence derived."
May we not also trace to this source the term Travelling Expenses at the Close of the Seven- bore, popularly used to express the tidal wave of teenth Century.—I beg to send, for the information the Severn?
R. M, W. of your correspondent A. A. (Vol. iii., p. 143.), the following transcript of a MS. entry on a fly. leaf at the end of a Jewish calendar for the year