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The same churchwardens, Nov. 8, 1726, entered
FORENAME AND SURNAME BOOKS. into an agreement with Mr. Langley Bradley for altering the clock and adding chimes for ten bells,
(Concluded from p. 484.) and on the back of the document it is recorded,
Karlsruher namenbuch. Die einwohnernamen der
restidenzstadt Karlsruhe nach ihrer bedeutung geordnet Aug. 3, 1727, that Mr. L. Bradley received
und erklärt. Von C. W. Fröhner. Karlsruhe, 1856, 1491. 15s., in addition to the sum of five shillings, Müller. 8vo. Not seen. paid at the sealing of the contract. The deed! The proper names of the Old Testament scriptures mentions that eight tunes were to play in the expounded and illustrated. By the Rev. Alfred Jones. twenty-four hours, viz., at the hours of three, six,
London, S. Bagster & Sons.-1856. 4to. pp. viii-384.
Christian names. The C. N. in general use, with their nine, and twelve. The quarters were to be made
various meanings, translated from the original into to strike on the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth bells,
English. Printed and published by J. Waters. London, and the hours on the great bell with repetition -1856. A folio sheet, 216 Christian names and 15 Highimmediately after on the " saint's bell.”
land Clan names, wi
Norskt Maanedsskrift udgivet af P. A. Munch. TreFrom the date thereon the treble bell appears
die bind. Christiania. Chr. Tonsbergs forlar. 1857.to have been renewed in 1732. And at vestry
8vo. Trykt af H. I. Sorum. Pp. 1.04; 122-166; 239meetings held in Jan., 1750, the fourth and
274; 316-373; 438.459; 451-498.Om betydningen af eighth bells were ordered to be recast by Mr. vore nationale navne tilligemed vink angaaende deres Lester, bell founder.
rette skrivemaade og udtale. (Af Udgiveren.) Of the The inscriptions on the ten bells, according to
meanings of our national names, with hints on their
proper spelling and pronunciation. (By the editor) information furnished by the belfry keeper in this
Beiträge zur kunde germanischer personennamen. present year, 1877, are as follows :
| Von Franz Stark. Wien, 1857. Svo. Vot seen. 1. Treble and smallest bell, “R. Phelps, Fecit 1732.” An etymological dictionary of family and Christian 2. “R. Phelps, Fecit 17:26."
names. With an essay on their derivation and im nort. 3. “R. Phelps, Fecit 1726."
By William Arthur of Newtonville, New York). New 4. “ T. Lester, Fecit. Henry Burt & Daniel Taylor
York, Sheldon, Blakeman & Co., 1857.--Stereotyped by Church wardens, 1750."
Thomas B. Smith. Printed by J. J. Reed. 8vo. Pp. 300. 5. “R. Phelps, Fecit 1726."
Pp. 5-13, Essay on surnames; 46-270, Abc list of sur6. “ R. Phelps, Fecit 1726."
names; 273-300, Abc list of forenames. 7. “ R. Phelps, Fecit 1726."
The family names of the folks of Shields traced to 8. " Thomas Lester. Fecit. Henry Burt & Daniel | their origin; with brief notices of distinguished persons. Taylor Church wardens, 1750."
To which is appended a dissertation on the origin of the 9. “ R. Phelps, Fecit 1726."
Britannic race. By William Brockie. South Shields, 10. Tenor and largest bell, « Richard Phelps made T. F. Brockie & Co., 1857. Svo. pp. 114. Not sen. me 1726. Messrs. James Hebert, Charles Ball, Church- I (V. and S. Shields Gazette, Dec. 24, 1857.) wardens.”
. Suffolk surnames. By N[athaniell I[ngersoll] Bow.
ditch. The bells have been from time to time repaired
Not published. Boston [U.S.A.). printed by
John Wilson & Son, 1857.--8vo. pp. 108. by Messrs. Mears, of Whitechapel, and also by Surnames (second edition). B. Homer Dixon. For Messrs. Warner, of Cripplegate. The bells, which private distribution. Boston, 1857.-J. Wilson & Son, are considered a light sweet-toned peal, are printers. 8vo. pp. xxxii-86. Supplement. Toronto, rung on Christmas Day, Easter Day, Ascension
1 C. W., 1958. Maclear & Co., printers. Svo. pp. 87-94.
| The book of many [sur-names. London, James Day (when the triennial perambulation of the Blackwood. 1858.--Shaw & Danks, printers. 12no. parish boundaries takes place), Whit Sunday, the pp. 78. The name and address of the compiler are Queen's birthday, and other special occasions, cuché in the body of the work, the ringers, who belong to the “Society of College Suffolk surnames. By Nathaniel] I[ngersoll] BowYouths," being allowed two guineas each time by
ditch. Second edition, enlarged. Boston, Ticknor &
Fields, 1855.-- John Wilson & Son, printers. Sro. the church wardens on behalf of the parish.
pp. xvi-384. Pp. 269-383, Surname index. In the scheme for the union of the benefice of *English surnames and their place in the Teutonic St. Dionis Backchurch with that of All Hallows, family. By Robert Ferguson [of Carlisle). George Lombard Street, as sanctioned by the Queen in Routledge & Co., London and New York, 1858.Council last October, it is provided that when the
R. & J. Steel, printers, Carlisle. 8vo. pp. (ii)-x-430.
Surnames metrically arranged and classified ; with an union has taken effect the ten bells shall be
introductory inquiry into their origin and use. By re-erected in the tower of All Hallows' parish Thomas Clark [of Guildford). London, Simpkin, Mar. church.
shall & Co., 1859.---Gardner & Stent, printers, Guildford. As for the chimes, they have long ceased to 12mo. pp. x-72.
“What's in a name?” Being a popular explanation play, and not a vestige of the machinery remains
of ordinary Christian names of men and women. By in the steeple. People remember, however, that | T. Nickle Nichols [i.e. Thomas Nichols). London, some forty years ago or more, “Life let us cherish” | Routledge, 1859.-Savill & Edwards, printers. 8vo. pp. was among the tunes they used to play. The 128, 1s. 876 names. vestry minute books and parish ledgers show that
Concerning some Scotch surnames. [By Cosmo Innes.] the chimes were a source of much expense. Pro
Edinburgh, Edmonston, 1860.-Dedication signed C. l.
4to. pp. vi-70. bably the parish got tired of paying for the repairs. Patronymica Britannica : a dictionary of the family
LONDINENSIS. names of the United Kingdom. Endeavoured by Mark
Antony Lower. London, J. R. Smith, 1860.-G. P. Bacon, printers. 8vo. pp. xvi-484. Pp. 131-452, Alphabetical printer, Lewes. 8vo. pp. (iv).xl-444, portrait.
series of Norman names and families, from the London Suffolk surnames. By Nathanielj I[ngersoll] Bow. Post Office Directory; pp. 457-489, Index of mediæval ditch. Third edition. London, Trübner, 1861.-John surnames. Wilson, printer, Boston, U.S.A. 8vo. pp. xxvi.758, por English surnames: an essay on family nomenclature, trait. Pp. 497-757, Surname index.
historical, etymological, and humorous. By Mark AnHistory of the names of men, nations, and places in tony Lower, M.A. Fourth edition. London, J. R. their connexion with the progress of civilization. From Smith, 1875.- Billing & Sons, printers, Guildford, Surrey. the French of Eusebius Salverte si. e. Anne Joseph 2 vols. 8vo. I. pp. (ii)-xxviii-276; II. pp. vi-272. SurEusébe Baconniere - Salvertel. Translated by L[ouis) ame index. Henry) Mordacque. London, J. R. Smith, 1862-. - British Museum MS. Additional, 24618, nineteenth 2 vols. 8vo. Vol. i. printed by R. & R. Clark, Edin. cent., small 4to., paper, ff. 119: On the personal nomenburgh ; vol. ii. printed by Whittingham & Wilkins, clature of the English nation. By the Rev. Joseph London. I. pp. xii-368; II. pp. viii-448. Folding map. Hunter, F.S.A. Containing an essay read apparently
History of Christian narnes. (By Charlotte Mary before the Bath Institution, with various collections reYonge.] London, Parker, 1863.-G. Phipps, printer. lating to nomenclature, lists of names arranged accord. 2 vols. 8vo. I. pp. cxliv.446; II. pp. viii-504.- About | ing to their derivation, &c. 9,000 names.
F. W. F. What is your name? A popular account of the meaning and derivation of Christian names. By Sophy Moody. London, R. Bentley, 1863.-Spottiswoode & Co., printers.
SHAKSPEARIANA. 8vo. pp. x 314. About 2,000 names.
“OLD UTIS” (5th S. vii. 423, 465.)-The explanaHarper's new monthly magazine. New York, Harper | Brothers.--8vo. Vol. xxviii. (Dec., 1863), pp. 95-101,
ir tion of utis (2 Henry IV. Act ii. sc. 4, 1. 18) as What's in a [fore]name? By Louise E. Furniss.
“merriment," from "utas, an octave,” is not satisfacThe Teutonic name system applied to the family names
tory, as D. C. T. says, though it appears to have been of France, England, and Germany. By Robert Ferguson accepted by many critics. But surely he has him[of Carlisle). London, Williams & Norgate, 1861. self gone very far afield into Utopia to fetch outis R. & J. Steel, printers, Carlisle. 8vo. pp. xvi.608. Name to our help. The word is, I think, best found in indices, French, English, German.
the Low Latin huesium, or hutesium, an outcry, of Personal names in the Bible. Interpreted and illustrated by W[illiam) F[rancis] Wilkinson. London,
which several forms occur in early English writers. A. Strahan, 1865.-- Ballantyne & Co., printers, Edin: It is in The Owl and the Nightingale (thirteenth burgh. 12mo. pp. xii-556.
century), 1. 1696:Harper's new monthly magazine. New York, Harper Brothers.-8vo.
“ Ar ich utheste uppon ow grede,” Vol. xxxii. (Dec., 1865), pp. 51-56, Names of men. By M. Schele De Vere.
“ till I cry hue upon you.” Ludus patronymicus; or, the etymology of curious In the Promptorium Parvul, is, “owtas, crye, surnames. By Richard Stephen Charnock. London, tumultus”; and Mr. Way's note quotes from Trübner & Co., 1868.-Charles Jones, printer. 8vo. pp. | Robert of Brunne (fourteenth century):xvi-166. Die Kosenamen der Germanen. Eine studie von Dr.
"Siben lete him down eft, and bis hede of snyten, Franz Stark. Mit drei excursen : 1. Ueber zunamen;
And born to London brigge fulle hie with outheys." 2. Ueber den ursprung der zusammengesetzten namen; And from Chaucer, Knight's Tale, 1. 2014:3. Ueber besondere Friesische namensfornamen und verkürzungen. Wien, Tendler & Co., 1863.-Carl Gerold's
“Yet saw I woodnesse laughing in his rage, sohn, printer. 8vo. pp. (iv)-192 12.
Armed complaint, outhees, and fiers outrage." Remains concerning Britain. By William Camden, The Cambridge MS., six-text edition, here reads Clarenceux, King of Arms. London, J. R. Smith, 1870.outes. - Whittingham & Wilkins, printers. 8vo. pp. xvi-446.
In the Paston Letters, A.D. 1451 (Arber, i. 186), A reprint of “The seventh impression, 1674" Pp. 52. 109, Christian names; 109-171, Surnames. A volume of
“God graunte ... that an outas and clamour be a “ Library of Old Authors."
| made upon the Lord Scalez.” Patronymica Cornu-Britannica ; or, the etymology of The Latin word is pretty common. The writ Cornish surnames. By Richard Stephen Charnock. “ de forma pacis conservanda," A.D. 1233, has, London, Longmans, 1870.-Charles Jones, printer. 12mo. “ levent clamorem et uthesium”: the Petition of pp. xvi.160. ***Our English surnames: their sources and significations.
the Barons, A.D. 1257, “huthesia”; a writ of the By Charles Wareing Bardsley. London, Chatto & Windus. Assize of Arms, A.D. 1252, “hutesium levent” --1873. Savill, Edwards & Co., printers. 8vo. pp. xii- (Stubbs's Documents illustrative of English His54 4.
tory, pp. 353, 376, 363). Abundant information Lettres sur l'histoire de France par (Jacques Nicolas]
may be found in Ducange or Dufresne under Augustin Thierry. Nouvelle édition. Paris, Garnier Freres.-1873 (?). Edouard Blot, printer. 8vo. pp. iv.
Huesium. The usual etymology is French huée, 440. Short title, Euvres de Augustin Thierry, I. Pp. huer, to cry ; hu, a cry. Dufresne quotes, “le cri 436-437, Explication des noms franks d'après les racines leverent et le hu”; and Littré quotes, “li cris et de l'ancien idiome tudesque. Thirty-two forenames. la huée" (twelfth century). Dr. Morris, Specimens After Grimm (J. L. C.), Deutsche grammatik, Göttingen, of Early English, p. 406, in a note on the passage 1822.
The Norman people and their existing descendants in in The Owl and the Nightingale, gives “ut-hest, the British dominions and the United States of America. ut, hæs, a command"; and Dr. Strattmann seems London, H. S. King & Co., 1874.-Spottiswoode & Co., to be of the same opinion, since he places the word
in the list of compounds of ut, out. But I should " She that from whom,” by substituting "She think it probable that the word is the French and 'twas for whom” (i.e., owing to, or on account of, Latin law term Englished into a form which had whom), Antonio's language, as well as the drift of a meaning, and suggested a false English origin. his argument, becomes easy and intelligible :I do not know of an English uthest or uthes early
Then tell me enough to make Dr. Morris's derivation secure. Il Who's the next heir of Naples ? take it, then, that Shakspeare meant, “Here will
Ant. She that is Queen of Tunis; she that dwells be hue and cry, a fine disturbance."
Ten leagues beyond man's life, she that from Naples The utas, an octave, is not uncommon, and the
Can have no note, unless the sun were post, dictionaries which omit the word in its other sense The man i' th' moon 's too slow,- till new-born chins keep it longer in this, e.g. Minshew ; Halliwell Be rough and razorable. She 'twas for whom quotes it from Palsgrave.
We all were sea-swallow'd, though some cast again, I find, " Than toke thei day to-geder the utas
And by that destiny to perform an act,” &c. after, and com. . . . and thus thei soiourned alle In his hyperbolical style he says that, as Queen of the viii daves full” (Merlin, p. 449). It is Tunis, Claribel's kingdom is so far distant from octesimum, hutiesme: and the two words hutesium Naples a man might travel all his lifetime, and and hutiesme would very naturally wear down into
then have ten leagues more to go in order to reach forms almost or quite alike, whether outes, utas,
it ; to say the least, no letter of the news of utis, or something like these. 0. W. TANCOCK.
Ferdinand's drowning could get there “till newSherborne.
born chins were rough and razorable," unless the
sun himself should undertake to carry the mail. I thank JABEZ for pointing out a coincidence | Then he goes on to imply that as Claribel has been which was perfectly accidental.
the occasion of what has befallen them, they need Will H. C. C. pardon me for saying that whilst not scruple to step between her and the Neapolitan he speaks of many other instances of the word
throne; and with villainous craft he intimates that (presumably utis in the sense of clamour) he has by the recent strange events Sebastian and himself given us none yet? I do not doubt that such / are marked out, as by destiny, for some mighty instances are forthcoming, but between the passage achievement or some peerless honour. from Bracton and Shakspeare's Utis there is still a It has always seemed to me that the sentence in wide gulf to be bridged over.
D. C. T. I the old text requires a different construction in its
latter clause from that in the first ; and the readIn my quotation from Bracton “hutesinen”
ing I advocate, while it makes all clear, affords should be “hutesium.” An old English form of
Antonio an additional ground upon which to base ne, word was outhces. Chaucer (i ne Anightes | his vile insinuations. The change of text is of the Tale) says :
slightest. In the old copies no mistake is more “Armed complaint, outhees and fiers outrage." I
common than that of from for for, and vice rersa;
H. C. C. and the repetition of " She that” might readily be “ TEMPEST." ACT u. sc. 1. I. 250 (5th S. vi. made by the compositor, owing to the expression 143, 324.) - When J. S.'s punctuation and ex
having been used three times in the preceding four planation of this crooked passage first appeared
lines. I will only add that I am indebted to the in the Cambridge edition, they struck me at once
Rev. H. N. Hudson, M.A., of Cambridge, Mass., not merely as being clever and ingenious, but as
for the suggestion of "She 'twas” in the above having in their favour all the probabilities of a emendation.
J. C. correct exposition. What has surprised me is the
Zanesville, Ohio, U.S. number of persons who say they do not understand them, and these persons not alone the young
THE "LEGEND OF THE CROSSBILL."-Schwenckstudents of the poet. J. S. refers to two people
feld's Theriotropheum Silesice can hardly be a very thus situated in his note at the latter refer
common book,* or one in which most people ence; and a veteran Shakspearian, who has studied and taught the poet to classes for thirty * Its title in full is :-" Therio. | trophevm Silesize, I years, and who is himself an accomplished editor In qvo | animalium, | hoc est, ' qvadrupedum, reptili. of his works, writes me as follows:-* Of that con- | | um, avium, piscium, | insectorum | natura, vis & usus
sex libris | perstringuntur: / Concinnatum & elaboratum jecture I can make nothing whatever, though I
á / Casp. Schvvenckfeld medico hirschberg. | Omnihave tried long and hard." In correspondence bus Philosophiæ, Medicinæ & Sa- | nitatis studiosis pro. with this gentleman, I have come to the conclu fu- turum. | Lignicii Impensis Davidis Alberti Bision that the words “She that” have been repeated bliopolæ Uratis L. | Anno MDCIII.” 4to. pp. 24 (ur. once too often, and that the sense of the passage numbered), 563-on the verso of the last is printed a
page which ought to have been inserted between 69 and requires a full stop after “razorable," the speaker
ei, he, peiker 70. To this follow three pages of errata, unnumbered ; having finished his say about Claribel and thence and the colophon is : "Lignicii | Jmprimebat Nicolaus passed on to another point. Then, instead of! | Sartorius. | Anno C. MDCIIII."
would think of looking for an old version of the Intentata rotis palmaque ovata fert, “ Legend of the Crossbill," so well known to
Quo dulcedo animos evehit ad deos English readers from Mr. Longfellow's rendering
Huic, si-nobile par !-aula Quiritium
Certantem geminans tollit honoribus : of Mosen's poem. Perhaps, therefore, the follow Illi si proprium condit, ut haud reus ing extract (from pp. 253, 254) may not be out of Quidquid de Libycis versum ierat reis." place in “N. & Q." :
“Jam satis terrorum abiit. Deorum “De hac [sc. Curvirostra sive Loxia) egregium extat Non dies miscet pater hac rubente Elegiacum carmen D.D. Johannis Majoris poētce cele Dextera, sacras jaculans qua in arces berrimi.
Terruit Urbem, Obvia Naturæ rerum vestigia mentis
Terruit gentes, grave ne viderent Certe suæ impressit conditor ipse Deus.
Seculum Pyrrhæ nova monstra gustans, Inq; feris qvæ mente carent, & moribus harum,
Omne quum præter solidum actum et ustos Qvæ fugienda homini, quæq; seqvenda monet.
Viscera montes Est Avibus pietas inter se, est gratia qvædam,
Piscium summa genus hæsit ulmo, Et suus in Dominos est amor atq; fides.
Nata quæ sedes volucri colono, et Id docet exemplo volucris pia & advena qvædam,
A superbo ictæ pavide natarunt Christiferæ gestans æmula rostra Crucis ;
Æquore damæ. Tempore natalis Christi parit: inde triumphi
Vidimus quacum Tiberim retortis Tempore per sylvas agmina vesca volant.
Litore Etrusco violenter undis Cum reliqvæ indulgent ovis, hæc usibus apta est.
Ire dejectum monumenta regis Nec nulla in cantu gratia inesse solet.
Templaque justi, Fert etiam imperia, ata : agnoscit herilia jussa.
Dum Iliæ nomenque genusque questa Et cavet infantes ne mala Luna premat.
Jactat ultor se vagas, bac sine ira Orta sagax noctu increpitat vulcania damna,
Labi iter tritum jubet, en probans nos, Matribus & fætus non sinit esse graves.
Uxor et amnem." Fama est, has rostro tentasse revellere clavos,
Any passages taken at random in Dr. Ljungberg's In cruce pendentem qvi tenuére Deum. Si qva crucis Christi stat imago lignea tectis,
attempt to improve Horace will be found equally, Insidunt, clavos & ruere ore parant.
if not more, astounding.
0. B. Fama pium affectum notat, & qva novimus illas
HENRY HENNELL, 1842.-Men of science were Forrét mihi ex cavea plumea turba volat.
much shocked in London on the 4th of June, 1842, Itq; reditq; viam in sylvas, rursumq; freqventat Tecta, suum plenus dum facit annus iter.
| by the report that Henry Hennell, F.R.S., the Ergo me cantus monet, & pietatis imago
talented and much respected chemical operator at In cruce, qvo Christi sim memor ipse Crucis.
Apothecaries' Hall, had been literally blown to Aeqvo animo perferre Crucē, & dare præmia laudum, I pieces that morning by an explosion of fulminating Par est, qvos salvos Crux tua Christe facit.”
mercury. He was mixing in a china bowl several I do not profess to know anything about the
portions of the powder, so as to render the whole, author of this poem, or whether there is an older which was required for a large military order, of version of the fable. Neither Gesner nor Aldro- a uniform colour, when the contents of the basin vandus seems to notice it. ALFRED NEWTON. exploded, and he was instantly killed. At the Magdalene College, Cambridge.
inquest, which was held on the 6th of June, it was SWEDISH EMENDATED EDITION OF HORACE.—
stated that all the upper part of Mr. Hennell's The editor states, in his preface, that he is fully body was shattered, and the fragments cast to a prepared for the storm of indignation with which
distance. One arm was found on the roof of the this edition will be received at first, but at the
Apothecaries' Hall, and a finger was picked up in same time convinced that, after the lapse of ten or,
Union Street, more than a hundred yards distant. at the most, twenty years, it will be preferred to
It has recently come to my knowledge that in the all others. The title is as follows :
| year 1859, that is, seventeen years after this sad “Q. Horatii Flacci Carmina Lyrica. Ex Intimæ Artis
accident, when some repairs were made to the roof Criticæ Præceptis emendata Edidit et Commentariis
of No. 3, Crescent, Blackfriars—which was then in Criticis Exegeticisque instruxit Nicol. Guil. Ljungberg, I the occupation of the Eagle Insurance Company, Doct. Phil. apud regium gymnasium Gotoburgense con- and was shortly afterwards swept away to make stitutus Eloquentiæ et Poesis Romanæ Lector. Carol. room for the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway stadii, 1872."
- there was found in one of the leaden gutters a As specimens of this extraordinary production, I human arm, or rather the bones of one, which had subjoin the commencement of the first and second evidently been there many years. From the few odes of the First Book :
facts which I have been able to gather, I think it “ Mæcenas, video, tam edita regia
very probable that these bones were part of the Quod det præsidium et quale decus. Tamen
remains of the lamented Mr. Hennell; and if this Sunt quos curriculo in pulverem Olympicum Colla egisse jugi metaque fervidis
were so, we have a yet further evidence of the
terrific force of the explosion which killed him, as Corrected to “Forté" in errata.
the place where the bones were found was about 130 yards distant from, and nearly forty feet above the Talmud was vigorously pursued in the ancient the level of, the site of the explosion.
cathedral town more than seven hundred years EDWARD SOLLY. Jago.
M. D. Davis. THE PAPAL TIARA.—Like the crowns of other SUWARROW's “Discourse UNDER THE TRIGpotentates, it is sumptuously ornamented with GER.”—The celebrated Russian field-marshal, Suprecious stones, and set off with a beautiful dia- warrow, wrote a military tractate called Discourse mond. The cupola is formed of eight rubies, und-r the Trigger; or, Catechism. The following twenty-four pearls, and an emerald. The cross is extracts from it, given by Southey in his Commoncomposed of twelve brilliants. The lappets (queues) | place Book (3rd S. 774), are characteristic of the are of rubies and pearls. Two golden bands retain sanguinary commander in question, who seems to it in position when worn. The principal diamond have been specially heedful, in his instructions to in the tiara has an eventful history. It once de- his soldiers, as to the proper mode of fighting corated the brow of the Grand Mogul, of whom it against the Turks :-was purchased by Charles the Rash, of Burgundy, “ Heels close ! knees strait ! a soldier must stand like and was abandoned by him, together with other a dart! I see the fourth, the fifth I don't see. valuables, at the battle of Granson, 1476. Found "Thus it begins :under a waggon by a soldier, he rejected it as
“Fire seldom, but fire sure. worthless, but, afterwards altering his opinion,
“Push hard with the bayonet. The ball will lose its
way, the bayonet never. The ball is a fool, the bayonet again picked up what he thought was but å frag
a hero. ·ment of crystal, and sold it to a cure for a crown. “Stab once, and off with the Turk from the bayonet.
A cunning citizen of Berne purchased it of the Even when he's dead you may get a scratch from his latter for three crowns, and resold it for 5,000 |
sabre. ducats. It again changed owners for 7,000 ducats,
“Stab the second ! stab the third ! a hero will stab
half a dozen. was afterwards bought by Ludovic, Duke of Milan,
“If three attack you, stab the first, fire on the second, for 14,000, and subsequently acquired by Pope and bayonet the third. This seldom happens. Julius II. for 20,000 ducats (sixteenth century). " In the attack there's no time to load again. When In size it is about that of a small walnut.
you fire take aim at their guts, and fire about twenty
balls....... Of two other diamonds found on the same field,
"Heavy battle in the field against regular troops. In one, valued at 3,000,000 francs, graces the Austrian
squares against Turks, and not in columns. It may crown; the second is none other than the famous happen against Turks that a square of 500 men will have Sancy, formerly belonging to the crown of France, to force its way through a troop of 6,000 or 7,000, with and which was purchased for 20,0001. from the
the help of small squares on the flank. In such case it
will extend in a column. But till now we had no need Demidoff family by Sir C. Jejeebhoy in 1865,
of it. There are the God-forgetting, windy, light-beader No. A. FOWLER. Frenchmen; if it should ever happen to us to march
against them, we must beat them in columns." York IN THE TALMUD.-Those of your readers
Hugu A. KENNEDY. who take an interest in antiquarian research will
Waterloo Lodge, Reading. doubtless be surprised to know that the ancient city of York is cited by name in the Talmud. It Curious INSCRIPTION.—The following quaint is not found in the text itself, but among the mar. | inscription, in oak carving, very neatly executed ginal notes surrounding the text, which are studied in a Gothic character, was found over a fireplace with as much ardour and assiduity as is the origi- in pulling down an old house at Tewkesbury, nal. The Jews of the Middle Ages acquired a | Gloucestershire : knowledge of the Talmud which has not been “Three thinges pleseth Booeth god and man. Consurpassed by their descendants, and they have corde | Be twene bretheren Amytie betwene naygh. added a mass of marginal annotations of extra
bowers: | And A man and his wyfe that agreeth well to
gether | Fower thinges hurt much the site of man Teares, ordinary logical force and acumen. These are
smocke, wynde, / and the woorst of all to se his frends appended to the text, and are technically termed unluckye and his fose happye | These fivfe thinges are Tosefoth (additions). The English Jews under rare sene A sayer yonge womane with ought | A lover, the Plantagenets were too overwhelmed with a yonge man with ought myerth A" owld ueseror with oppression and persecution to devote much time
ought money | Aney greate" fayer with ought theffes A
fare barne with ought music." to study, but that they did apply themselves to master the difficulties of the Talmud there can be
I made this copy, an exact one in every respect, no doubt. One of their York teachers only, as far
from a photograph of the original carving. as I can discover, is mentioned in the Tosefoth, viz.,
JAMES T. PRESLEY.
Cheltenham Library. Rabbi Elijah of Everwyk (Joma, 27 a), the ancient city being spelt in the Hebrew character as I have BROD.-This singular term, which is found in given it. There is no clue to the identification of many geographical names in Continental Europe, this religious leader. His name and place of abode is the Bohemian brod, Polish bród, in other Slaare sufficient to prove, however, that the study of vonic dialects found brud, brued, brood, uród =