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“Very likely, my dear; I never was a good speaker, his party zeal seems to have been of good service what should I say? ""The best of them.'
to him, for he thereby obtained a post in the “Why, that seems just as plain and common. If I
revenue at Bridgewater, where he died at an adbad bad time to think, I should have said, “the most vanced age.
D. WHYTE. superior young men." But with your education you must know.'
"A HELP TO ENGLISH HISTORY” (5th S. vii. 9.) ""What must Rosy know, mother?'......
-If all that MR. TUTTLE wants is a dictionary of " Whether it's right to say “superior' young men,” names of families successively holding any partisaid Mrs. Vincy, ringing the bell. "Oh, there are so many superior teas and sugars now.
cular title of peerage, any “Peerage” will, of Superior is getting to be shopkeepers' slang.'”- Middle
course, answer his purpose for existing titles ; march, bk. i. pp. 171, 172.
while the last edition of Burke's Extinct Peerage The italics are my own.
has an index (pp. 627-636) which will do the same Alford.
for extinct ones. C. F. S. WARREN, M.A.
Bexbill. “SKINNER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH” (5th S. vi. 367.)- This seems to be an answer to my late
MR. TUTTLE will find Sharpe's Peerage of the query; it may also please the lady readers of
British Empire a useful book in giving him the "N. & Q.":
names and some notice of all the members of the
peerage, both extant and extinct, from the Norman (Add. MS. 5751 A. f. 83.) “Elizabeth R. By the Quene.
Conquest to Will. IV. “We woll and comaunde yow that vpon the sight
E. LEATON BLENKINSOPP. hereof ye Delyu' or cause to be Delyuerid vnto Raffe hope yeoman of of Robes and Adam Blande our skynn'__MR. TUTTLE will nnd what he requires 11 pir threscore (o. ex.) and six of the best of of sable skynnes Harris Nicolas's Historic Peerage, revised, &c., by being in yochardge at o' Pallaice of Westm’to furr vs a | W. Courthope (Murray, 1857).
A. C. night gowne of black wrought vellat layde ou' with a passamet lace of murry silke and golde! Also that ye | A MONDAY CURISTMAS (5th S. vi. 507.) - The delyu' ynto Walter fysshe o? Taylor xvi (o. ex.) yards qarter of Murry sattyn to make a strayght bodied gowne
une lines quoted were certainly “unearthed” from the for vs. And one qarter of a yard (o. ex.) of the same Harl. MSS. many years prior to 1865, ils they are stuff to make paterns of gardings/ Tenne yards (0. ex.) of reprinted in Denham's Collection of Proverbs and purple cloth of siluer with wurks to make vs a frenche Popular Sayings, Percy Society, 1816. kyrtell. And six yards (o. ex.) and a half and half al Varia from MS. 2252, “ of the fifteenth cenquart Crymesyn cloth of gold tyssued with gold and siluer to make the trayne of a ffrenche kyrtell for vs/ And tury: thiese of l’res signed with our hand shalbe your sufficient “That yere on the Monday, wythowte fyne, warraunt and Dischardge for the delyuerye of all the Althynges welle thou mayste begynne; said percells/ Yeven vnder our signet at o' said Pallaice of
Hyt shalbe prophytabylle; Westm' the xxil of ffebruary in the leventh yere of oure Chyldren that be borne that day, Raigne.
Shalbe myghtye and strong par fay, "0. ex. the whole warr.
Of wytte full reasonnabylle.” “ To o' trusty and welbelouyd servant George
J. MANUEL Bredyman Keper of o' forsaid Pallaice. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. “This hath ben examinid vpon a booke of the receipt of the p'ticuier p'cens aboue mencionid, signid by the BELL Cloti (5th S. vi. 468, 520.)- If Mr. said Rafe hope and Walter fishe, testifyeing their receipt | NORTH was to obtain an exact transcript of the thereof and vsed for her Ma'.
"Ex. p. J. SOM'ER.”
inventory from which he quotes, I have little or no F. B.
| doubt that “ bell cloth” would prove to be a mis
reading for “bell clock.” I have several times DRINKING WHILE STANDING (5th S. vi. 424.)- met with the expression “bell clock” in early Among the Staffordshire cottagers it is considered churchwardens' accounts, signifying, as I suppose, a mark of good manners when any person drinking a clock which struck the hours on one or more of in an inferior's house stands up to take the first the bells.
J. CHARLES Cox. HIRONDELLE.
Surely this is a burial cloth, probably abbrevi"THE CRITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND,” &c. Iated in the following manner, “ be'y'll.” (5th S. vii. 8), was written by John Oldmixon,
H. Fishwick, F.S.A. historian and poet, who died in 1742. According to S. Jones (Biog. Dict., in-18, Lond., 1796), - |
FARRABAS : FURBISH (5th S. vi. 426.)—This "he was a violent party writer, and severe and malevolent | name is most likely a corruption of Firebrace, for critic. He was a man of learning and abilities; and, an account of which family see 4th S. iii. 240, exclusive of his strong biassed prejudice, and natural where the writer says, “ The name (Firebrace) was moroseness and petulance, far from a bad writer.” formerly spelt Ferbrass, Ferbrace, Fferebras, and He opposed the Stuarts, and attacked the great | Farbras.". Among those persons who emigrated writers of his age with envy and ill-nature, but to “ Virginia ” in the seventeenth century I find,
in Hotten's List of Emigrants, dc., to the American never before printed. London, printed Anno Dom. Plantations, 1874, p. 187, “ Those living in Vir- 1689.' ginia in 1623," "Roger Farbracke” ; p. 245, I have also an edition of the “Musters of the Inhabitants of Virginia in 1624-5,” “Muses Farewel to Popery and Slavery, &c. ...... Printed “ Roger Farbrase. aged 26, in the Elizabeth for N. R. H. F. and J. K. ; and are to be sold by the 1621" ; P. 444, “ Parrish Registers of Barbadoes.” | Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1689.” “ A List of the Inhabitants in and about the Tbis differs very materially from the copy of 1690, Towne of St. Michaels wth their children, hired | indicated by the letter F in your index. Seruants, Prentices, bought Seruants and negroes,
W. H. CUMMINGS. 1680," " 'Jno Firebrass & wife, 1 bought servant."
W. Hopson (5th S. vi. 377.)– Will N. H. C. WILLIAM John Ports. Camden, New Jersey.
|kindly oblige me with some particulars that will
enable me to identify the particular Life of EUGENIA VILLANA (5th S. vi. 409.)– There were
Napoleon and Guide to Knowledge he mentions tbree Villani (John, Matthew, and Philip : the from the numerous publications with those titles? first two were sons of the last), natives of, or
I do not find Hodson's name in any dictionary. living at, Florence during the latter part of the
1 wa fifteenth century. Also a John Peter James
38, Doughty Street, W.C. Villani, of Sienna, who published a book in 1692,
THURSTON THE Actor (5th S. vii. 29.)- The entitled La Visiera Alzata. HIRONDELLE.
Merry Foresters of Sherwood was a pantomime THE "TE DEUM” (5th S. iii. 506 ; iv, 75, 112,
brought out at Covent Garden in 1796, but I do 312 ; v. 330, 397, 514 ; vi. 76, 136, 450, 520.)-I
not know the author's name.
K. S. B. was aware that there were different MSS. of the Fen (or FEND ?) (5th S. vi. 348, 412; vii. 58.) Septuagint, the chief of which were the Vatican, | I can supply a parallel to the school experience of the Alexandrian, and the recently discovered your correspondent Rivus in Essex from my own Sinaitic, just as there are the same MSS. and lit Winchester College thirty years ago. When many others, of more or less value, of the New Lone boy wishing to avoid doing somet
ew one boy, wishing to avoid doing something unTestament; but I do not think one would, for pleasant, sought to impose the job upon one of his this reason, speak of two Septuagints, any more companions, he said “Finiy you !" or sometimes than one would of two or more New Testaments. "Finiv that !” which expression was passed on
I did not know, however, of the variation in from one to the other, until, as Mr. R. B. M Isaiah ix. 6, and am obliged to Mr. BLENKINSOPP
field defines it in the glossary appended to his for pointing it out. I have only the Roman edi School Life at Winchester College (London, J. C.
hich is, .. believe, the most esteemed, with. Hotten, 1870), be who said “Finjy” last had to out notes, and it did not occur to me to consult I do it.' The Wykehamical patois was, like the others. None, I feel sure, would support MR. | Heathen Chinee's, peculiar, but the word is eviRANDOLPH's theory by giving atyp aiwvios. dently the same as Rivus's fen or fuin. ALEPP,
A. C. BLACKSTONE. THE ORIGIN OF THE AMERICAN DOLLAR MARK I do not think that I can add much to the learned (5th S. vi. 386, 431.)-I was taught that the dollar communications which have appeared in “N. & Q." mark was a monogram of the initials U.S. (United
| respecting the word fen, excepting that I can testify States), and that the hurry of commercial life led
to the use of the term by schoolboys prior to the to the abbreviation and curtailment of the lower | battle of Waterloo, and can endorse the meaning curve of the U. This seems more reasonable than
suggested by an illustration. A schoolfellow of ascribing it to the stars and stripes.
mine either was or pretended to be shortsighted, CHARLES E. BANKS.
and when endeavouring to shoot a marble into a 111, Lincoln Street, Portland, U.S.A.
particular hole, he was wont to creep and crawl STATE POEMS (5th S. vi. 401.)_I possess a far beyond the given line, and to approach surrerfourth part of the 4to. series described as' E. 1689, |titiously as near as possible to the desired hole. with the following title :
Whenever, therefore, we played with this short “The Fourth (and last) Collection of Poems, Satyrs,
(or rather long) sighted creeper, we used to cry out Songs, &c.; containing-I. A Panegrick on 0. Crom-“fen creeping," "fen crawling," meaning, I supwell, and his Victories; II. Oceana and Britannia ; | pose (though we did not then study the import of III. An Essay upon the E. of Sbaftsbury's Death ; IV. A the term), that we protested against an exceptionSatyr in Answer to a Friend ; V. An historical poem ; ! able action. In my school days “N. & Q." was, VI. The Rabble; VII. The fourth Satyr of Boileau toi Mr. W. R., Jan., 1657; VIIT. A Letany for the Fifth of unhappy,
Fifth of unhappily, not in existence; it is therefore left to November, 1684; IX. A short Letany, to the tune of me, after sixty years, to make a note of an incident Cock-Laurel: X. An Essay upon Satyr. by Mr. J. in my schoolboy life.
E. C. HARINGTON. Dr-den; XI. The City Ballad, 1632. Most of which The Close, Exeter.
5th S. VII. FEB. 3, '77.]
NOTES AND QUERIES.
“IN JESUM CRUCI AFFIXUM”: John Owen dowed Grammar Schools, London, 182 het thus (1st S. vii. 283; 5th S. vi. 541 ; vii. 59.)—I have alluded to :a copy of some of John Owen's works, “ Epigram- “The Annual Examination before the Trustees takes matum Joan. Oweni, Cambro-Britanni O.coniensis. place at their meeting on the third Tuesday in July. Editio postrema, correctissima. . . . Amsterodami, Upon which occasion, on the suggestion of the late 1617.” It contains several books of epigrams.
Master, Henry Ingles, D.D., some person of eminence
for learning is invited from each of the universities, and There is also a letter addressed to Owen, speaking
nominated by each of the Vice-Chancellors to examino as if he were still alive, and this is dated thus, the Sixth Formu previous to the disposal of the exhibi. “ Dabam cursim Hamburgi, anno æræ Christianæ | tions.” M.D.C. XXVII. exeunte Junio.” Is the date of his Perhaps some account of him might be found death, 1622, as given by MR. MARSHALL, quite in the Registrum Regale, and it is possible that, if certain ?
0. W. Tancock. not a D.D. of Cambridge, he might have proceeded
to that degree at Oxford after incorporation. Very “WHITTOWER” (5th S. vi. 467, 542) is doubtless 11
likely, too, the obituary notices of the Gentleman's & uchit-tawer, i.e. á tanner who taws or dresses
| Magazine would at the time of his death contain echite leather. To taw is properly to soften by
some memoir of one who had once held such a working or pulling about, A.-S. tawian, and is
high scholastic position. near akin to A.-S. teohan, teogan, to tug or pull ;
John PICKFORD, M.A. Goth. tiahan; Icel. toga and tjúga; Lat. duc-ere;
Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge. A.-S. toh, tough; tow, taw, fax tugged out, “tow”; and the verb to tow, formerly spelt togh: PROVINCIAL FAIRS (5th S. vi. 108, 214, 278, “ Vouchsafe to togh us at your Royall Stern.” 353.)-Market Harborough Oct. fair. The old Sylvester, Du Bartas, p. 202, fol., 1621. custom of proclaiming this fair for nine days has, A. SMYTHE PALMER. I hear, long been discontinued.
G. O. Lower Norwood, S.E.
“GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND” (5th S. vi. 414.)—I VESSELS PROPELLED BY HORSES ON BOARD (5th am not quite certain what the point is that S. vi. 388, 543; vii. 59.)-In my note on this C. P. E. requires information on; but if it is subject I stated that age (having been born in whether Samuel Jackson Pratt's work was pub1513) prevented any exact recollection on my lished, and when, he can refer to Allibone's Dicpart of the facts in connexion with the horsetionary and the London Catalogue, 1800-27. packet plying between Norwich and Yarmouth.
Olpular Hamst. I cannot but think that Mr. LE NEVE FOSTER
Sir CHARLES LUCAS (5th S. vii. 67.) – If must be rowing in the same boat with myself.
A. 0. V. P. will send his name and address to me, He says that
or call upon me any afternoon, except Saturday, "steam navigation between Yarmouth and Norwich
between three and five, I will give him information commenced in 1813; and that in 1817 a frightful ex. plosion " (which I distinctly recollect) “took place on
| about the memoir of Sir Charles Lucas. board the packet, killing several persons, and injuring
J. E. MARTIN, Librarian. others very seriously. It was consequent on this Library, Inner Temple. catastrophe that the horse packet was started." I can hardly reconcile this with the probable course
AUTHORS AND QUOTATIONS WANTED (5th S. vii.
49.)of events, and that after steam had been in use
“The Ex-Ale-tation of Ale" is the first poem or for four years the owners should have taken so
| ballad in An Antidote against Melancholy: made up in retrograde a step as a resort to the cumbersome Pills, 1661. A copy of the book is in the Library of the means of “horses on board," instead of the more British Museum, and it has been reprinted by Mr. J. sensible application of a new boiler. In a few Payne Collier.
W. CHAPPELL. days the centenary of James Watt is about to be See The Ec-dle-tation of Ale, London, 1671. There is a celebrated, and the progress of steam reviewed for copy in the Dyce Library, South Kensington Museum. the last one hundred years. If the fact is really
R. F. S. as stated by your correspondent, it would be an interesting episode in the mighty revolution which
Miscellaneous. was going on throughout the world. W. S. L.
NOTES ON BOOKS, &c.
Half-Hours among some English Antiquities. By HENRY INGLES (5th S. vi. 490 ; vii. 14.)—In
Llewellynn Jewitt, F.S.A. (Hardwicke & Bogue.) Carlisle's Endowed Grammar Schools is the follow- | Mr. JEWITT, whose name is warrant for the merits of ing note on this former Head Master of Rugby : his very interesting volume, spends his half-hours with “1794. Henry Ingles, D.D., was Fellow of King's Col.
his readers among barrows, stone circles, cromlechs, flint lege, Cambridge, and Master of Macclesfield School,
and stone implements, Roman roads, villas, and towns, whence he came to Rugby. He resigned in 1806."
, pottery, arms, armour, brasses, coins, &c. The illustra
tions amount to three hundred-more than there are Vol. ii. p. 682.
pages in the book. Every chapter is thoroughly reaäIn the account of Rugby in Sixty Views of En-able; the one on Roman roads, &c., especially so. With
regard to the word celt (the stone implement), it is here in his book, Across Africa, reports that a little lake north derived from Latin celtis or celtes, a chisel. It would be of Kilamba, and named Lake Mohrya, is studded with impossible to find the word with this signification in any houses built on piles, six feet above the water. The inLatin author.
On this point we quote the following l habitants allow no one to visit them, and the people on
On this point we quote the following habitants allow no from the Examiner (January 13, p. 56):
the shores keep no canoes. A perpetual “ Not at home” “The word celt, first used towards the end of last cen seems to be established. tury for the designation of bronze axes, and then of filint
A History of Landholding in Ireland, by Mr. Joseph instruments, which were at that time supposed to have | Fisher, is passing through the press and will shortly be been peculiar to the Keltic races, is generally believed to published. It will be remembered that the same author be a Latin word, used already by the Romans in a similar | has published a History of Landholding in England. sense. This, however, is shown, in an elaborate article of the Allgemeine Zeitung, to be a mistake. The word celtis has simply arisen from an erroneous reading of a
Notices to correspondents. passage in the Vulgata (Job xix. vs. 23 and 24). The word certe was misread, in the fifteenth century, as celte ; On all communications should be written the name and and as the possage in question speaks of sharp instru-address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but ments, celtis was declared to be a Latin word, meaning a as a guarantee of good faith. chisel. Forcellini, in his Lexicon Totivs Latinitatis, H. A. KENNEDY.- In the deprecation, “From all sedi. gives so-called references to classic antiquity. They are tion," &c., after the words “ privy conspiracy,” was proved, however, by the writer of the article in question added in 1549 “ from the tyranny of the Bishop of Rome to be either non-existent, or to repose on a forged text and all his detestable enormities.” This phrase was of the most ridiculous description. After this it will be
omitted after 1561. According to Mr. Blunt, see his usedesirable to confer a new name upon the collections of ful Annotated Book of Common Prayer, “ Cosin, in his celts."
First Series of Notes, says that the Puritans (of James I.'s Mr. Jewitt quotes Mr. John Evans as to the first use
time) wished to have it restored. It had been in the of the word celt, giving the date 1696, and in Beyer's Primer of 1545, with abominable for detestable." Thesaurus Brandenburgiensis. The British or Welsh word
L. R.-Dr. Johnson did not believe Ganganelli's Letters for a flint was cellt. Need we go further for an origin?
to be authentic: “No, Sir. Voltaire put the same quesThe passage in the Book of Job runs thus: “Quis mihi
tion to the editor of them that I did to Macphersontribuat ut scribantur sermones mei! Quis mihi dat ut
• Where are the originals?'” (see Boswell's Life of Dr. exarentur in libro stylo ferreo et plumbi lamina vel celte
| Johnson, vol. ii, 294, edit. 1874). sculpantur in silice” (edit. 1647).
PAROCHUS will find in the Rev. Dr. Newman's Letter to Notes on the Poems of Alexander Pope, by Horatio Earl the Duke of Norfolk, on Occasion of Mr. Gladstone's Re
of Orford. Contributed by Sir William Augustus cent Expostulation, several instances in which he denies Fraser, Bart., of Ledeclune and Morar. From the the Papal infallibility. But PAROCHII's will not find an Copy in his Possession. (F. Harvey.)
absolute denial of the doctrine by which the Pontiff is ONLY 300 copies of this curious little book have been placed on an equality with the Creator. published. It contains the notes made by Walpole on B. G. S. writes that “ Ubique fecundat imber" (pp. 28. the margins of his various editions of Pope. The most 76) is a motto attributed, by mistake, to the family of interesting passages are those in which Walpole has pro-Lu h ta
O: Higginbottom, and that it is the Winterbottoms who duced the sources from which Pope took other people's bear for arms Azcutté d'eau. thoughts, and gave them expression of his own. Often | DENNE DENNE. A reply to the Hollingbery query he took the expression itself, merely translating it, if the
| (3rd S. xii. 329) appeared subsequently at p. 117 of the original writer was a foreigner; and occasionally he is to
same volume of "N. & Q.". be found a simple imitator. The notes show how extensively Walpole read, and how unscrupulously Pope
il J. T. M.--The Walrond query appeared in our last took his good things wherever the original authors had number, P. 03. deposited them. In a note on a passage in the Essay on
H. S. L.-For“ As mad as a hatter," see “N. & Q.," Man, Walpole marks how Pope was indebted for it to | 4th S. viii. 395, 189. Pascal. It is very singular that, knowing Pascal so well, | Rivus.- The phrase quoted is not in Shakspeare's Walpole should have omitted to note that, long before | Sonnets. Pope wrote “ The proper study of mankind is man,” Pas G. R. R. asks where he can obtain a recitation called cal had written for him, “ L'étude de l'homme, c'est la Shamus O'Brien, or a book containing it. vraie étude que lui est propre.” The key to the pseu- G. L. G. We cannot decide till we have seen the donyms in the second of the Moral Essays is certainly
papers. wrong in interpreting “ Atossa ”as being "the Duchess
E. L. C.-By the late Mortimer Collins. Not pubof Marlborough.”
lished. MESSRS. Rivington have published a second edition of Rev. DR. SIMPSON.-You shall bave proofs of all. The Gospel of the Childhood, by the Dean of Norwich, a
| CALCUTTENSIS. -Glad to hear from you. proof of the perfect success of a perfect and remarkable
ERRATUM.- Mrs. Gilbert (Anne Taylor, of Ongar) died book. From the same firm we have a second edition also of The Book of Church Law, by the Rev. J. H. Blunt.
| at the age of eighty-four, and not seventy-four, as was This valuable book of reference, in the very handiest of
mistakenly stated at p. 67. forms, is edited by the Chancellor of Lincoln, Dr. Philli
NOTICE. more. It is all that it professes to be-"an exposition Editorial Communications should be addressed to “ The of the legal rights and duties of the parochial clergy and Editor of Notes and Queries'"- Advertisements aud the laity of the Church of England.”
Business Letters to “The Publisher"-at the Office, 20,
Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C. MODERN LAKE DWELLINGS.-The Irish cranoges and We beg leave to state that we decline to return comthe Swiss and other lake-dwellings of pre-historic periods munications which, for any reason, we do not print; and have their parallels at the present time. Lieut. Cameron, to this rule we can make no exception.
LONDON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1877.
give the most complete account of Parliamentary proceedings (if it) be continued. The naked papers without
an Historical (note just?) interwoven require some other CONTENTS.- No 163.
book to make them understood. I will date the (preNOTES:-Original Letters of Dr. Johnson and Oliver Gold-vailing?) Facts with some exactness, but I think in the smith, 101-Provincial Bibliography, 102-Billiard Books,
You told me on Saturda that I had received 103 - King and Emperor-Ritherdon Family-Irish Hedge
money on this work, and had got down 131. 28. 6d. Schools - The Ansariah and the English, 105-English Dia
reckoning the half guinea of last Saturday; as you hinted lects-The Admirable Crichton-A" Cathedral," 106.
to me that you had many calls for money I could not QUERIES:-W. Peirpoint, Arm. : St. Paul's Cathedral, 106 press you too hard, and therefore I shall desire only as ** Ecclesiastical Gallantry," &c.-J. Nevil-J. Thomson I send it in two guineas for a sheet of copy, the rest you "The Scottish Gallery -St. Stephen-St. Peter's Wife : St.
may pay me when it may be more convenient, and even Paul's Sister-Misapplication of the Letter “H"_Ulster
by this short payment I shall for some time be very Dialect-Church Window, 107-Norman Cross Hospital Owen: Mylton-O. Cromwell, Jun.-W. Hogarth-"Mr.
expensive. Julienne at Paris"--Madame de Pompadour-Yorkshire
• The Life of Savage I am ready to go upon, and in Saying-Authors Wanted, &c., 103.
Grent Primer and Pica notes reckon on sending in half
a sheet a day, but the money for that shall likewise lye REPLIES :-" Beef-eater," 108-Holles v. Ireton, 109-Books
by in your hands till it is done. With the Debates shall on Special Subjects, 110-Haydon's "Autobiography"-Quatrain on the Eucharist, 111- Joannes de Sacro Bosco-Mews
I not have business enough? If I had but good Pens. Gate-" The Handbook of Fictitious Names," 112-The
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“SAM. JOHNSON. Names - Appointment of a Public Prosecutor_“Rame in
“ The Boy found me writing this almost in the dark, Essex"-"Love's Pilgrim" : J. Hooley --Carlyle's EssaysA Satire-Axel Oxenstjerna, 117-Addison : Dent-Smallest
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the ( ) nothing in it is well. 119.
“ I had no notion of having anything for the Inscrip
tion, I hope you don't think I kept it to exact a price. Notes on Books, &c.
- I could think on nothing till to-day. If you could pay me another guinea for the hf. sheet, I should take it
very kindly to night, but if you do not shall not think it Notes.
any slight. I am almost well again."
ORIGINAL LETTERS OF DR. JOHNSON AND
“ To Mr. Cave.
No date.] “ To Mr. Cave.
“Sir,--You did not tell me your determination about
[No date.) the Soldier's Letler, which I am confident was never “Sir,- I believe I am going to write a long letter, and printed. I think it will not do by itself, or in any other have therefore taken a whole sheet of Paper. The place so well as the Mag. extraordinary. If you will first thing to be written about is our Historical Design.* have it at all I believe you do not think I put it high, You mentioned the proposal of printing in Numbers as and I will be glad if what you give for it you will give an alteration in the scheme, but I believe you mistook quickly. some way or other my meaning; I had no other view “You need not be in care about something to print, than that you might rather print too many of five sheets for I have got the State Tryals, and I shall extract than of five and thirty.
Lager (?), Atterbury, and Macclesfield from them, and "With regard to what I shall say on the manner of shall bring them to you in a fortnight, after wbich I will proceeding, I would have it understood as wholly indif. try to get the South Sea Report, and then I hope to ferent to me, and my opinion only, not my resolution. proceed regularly.
I am, &c.,
“Sam. Johnson." "I think the insertion of the exact dates of the most important events in the margin, or of so many events as may enable the reader to regulate the order of facts with “To the Rev. Mr. Pennick, at the Museum. sufficient exactness, the proper medium between a “Sir,-I am flattered by others with an honour with Journal which has regard only to time, and a history which I dare not presume to flatter myself, that of which ranges facts according to their dependence on having gained so much of your kindness or regard as that each other, and postpones or anticipates according to my recommendation of a Candidate for SOUTHWARK may the convenience of narration. I think our work ought have some influence in determining your Vote at the to partake of the Spirit of History which is contrary to approaching election. minute exactness; not of the regularity of a Journal | *As a man is willing to believe well of himself I now which is inconsistent with Spirit. On this therefore indulge my vanity by soliciting your vote and Interest I neither admit numbers or dates nor reject them. for MR. THRALE, whose encomium I shall make very
“I am of your opinion with regard to placing most of compendiously by telling you tbat you would certainly the resolutions, &c., in the margin, and think we shall vote for him if you knew him.
“I ought to bave waited on you with this request, • Qy. The History of the Council of Trent or the Par even though my right to make it had been greater. But liamentary Debates.
as the election approaches and I know not how long