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this is Common Law upon which all kinds of laws are The missing word which occurs to me as suiting founded. And also, sir, are we obliged to take judicial both sense and scansion is viâ. If it were not that notice of their law of Holy Church, and in the same way it is undeserved. I should quote from Love's Labour's they are obliged to take judicial notice of our law.”
Lost, “ Viâ Goodman Dull."
V. GIBBS. I must say that Mr. Taylor seems to me more right in his interpretation of this passage than MAMMALIA (5th S. vü. 207, 236, 255.)– The some of the text writers, who misquote it following may be of interest to H. B. L.:abominably. See a glaring example, 4 Stephen's
| “The human brain is built up by a wonderful process,
tim Commentaries (6th edition), p. 294, in notis. The during which it assumes in succossion the form of the truth is, as it would seem, that the Chief Justice is brain of a fish, of a reptile, of a bird, of a mammiferous not speaking of Holy Scripture at all, but of the quadruped, and, finally, it takes upon itits unique character civil and canon laws, upon the former of which it as a human brain. Hence the remark of Oken, that is no extravagance to say that touts manieres del man is the sum total of all the animals." "-Hugh leis sont fondes.
Miller's Rocks, p. 214. But, quite apart from the old | « Speaking generally, the child presents in a passing Year Book, there is abundance of authority-in
of authority -n- state the mental characteristics that are found in a fixed dependent, modern authority-for the proposition state in primitive civilization, very much as the human that Christianity is “part and parcel of the law of embryo presents in a passing state the physical characEngland.” Ses e.g. R. v. Waddington, 1 B. & C. teristics that are found in a fired state in the classes of 26, and per Kelly C. B. in Cowen v. Milbourne,
inferior animals.”_M. Taine, “On the Acquisition of L. R. 2 Exch. 230. MIDDLE TEMPLAR.
Languages by Children,” Mind, April, 1877, p. 259.
“CHAIN OF Beings.-- Bitumen and sulphur unite earth Is there not some mistake here, arising from con
and metals. Crystallization connects salt with stones.
The amianthus and lythonites form a kind of tie between founding “the ancient Scripture” with the “ Ten
stones and plants. The polypus unites plants to insects. Commandments"? It is well known that King The tape-worm seems to lead to shells and reptiles. The Alfred placed the Decalogue at the head of his new water-serpent and eel form a passage from reptile to fish. code of laws. Lingard (Hist. and Antiq. of the
The anos-nigar are a medium between fishes and birds.
The bat and flying squirrel link birds to quadrupeds. Anglo-Saxon Church, vol. ii. p. 221) says : “ This
And the monkey equally gives the hand to quadrupeds new code opens abruptly with the twentieth
and man.”—Family Herald, June 15, 1844. chapter of the Book of Exodus, “The Lord spake
RICHARD HEMMING. these words unto Moses, and thus said, “I am the
The Library, Owens College, Manchester. Lord thy God,"' &c. Since that time the Decalogue has been part and parcel of the law of SHEEP LED BY THE SHEPHERD (5th S. vii. 345.) England.'” E. LEATON BLENKINSOPP. - It has always seemed to me that the habit sheep
have on the Continent of following the shepherd, SEAL OF THE CHAPTER OF JEDBURGH ABBEY instead of being driven before him, is to be ac(5th S. vii. 368.)--I think there can be little doubt counted for by the presence of the wolf. Wherthat the missing word is digna. The meaning ever the wolf exists, as it does almost everywhere then would be, “Chaste Mary Mother, deign to aid in France, the sheep look upon the shepherd as the wretched." Pacuvius more than once uses the their protector rather than their enemy, and keep word in this sense, e.g. “Quis cælestes dignet de- near him for safety. Moreover, the presence of corare hostiis?” Who will deign to honour the the wolf makes it necessary to fold the sheep at gods with victims ? EDMUND Tew, M.A. night, and guard them as well, all which must
tend to make them more familiar with their May not the missing word be pia ? The line shepherd.
EDWARD L. Dalton. would then run thus:+ MATER , CASTA . PIA . SERVIS . SVCCVRRE, MARIA.
Mr. Thomas Tofts, of Tofts Farm, near CamThis, although defective in quantity, may yet be
bridge, had an old shepherd in his employ, some paralleled by a bell legend at West Worlington,
eleven or twelve years ago, whom I have seen
marching at the head of his flock, the leading co. Devon :
sheep closely following him and the stragglers PROTEGE.VIRGO. PIA . QVoS. convoco. SANCTA.MARIA.
R. R. LLOYD.
bringing up the rear. The first time I saw this,
expressing my pleasure to the shepherd at the The missing word is doubtless pia. The seal of docility of his flock, he replied, that if I went to St. Mary's Abbey at York has-
church I had most likely heard of the good VIRGO . PVDICA . PIA , MISERIS . MISERERE , MARIA. shepherd, whose sheep followed him because they The same legend is, or was, on a bell at Salt knew his voice. I noticed, I told him, that in fleet by St. Peter's, Lincolnshire, substituting pura addition to his voice he had a good ally in the for the first word.At Rearsby, Leicestershire, on rear of his flock, in the shape of a well-trained a bell, is another version (see 5th S. iii. 74). colley dog. Yes, he said, that was quite necessary,
J. T. F. for some sheep were like some men and women, Hatfield Hall, Durham.
they would stray on the highways and byways for
the morsels of herbage that tempted their tastes Ticozzi, Dizionario."--Nouvelle Biographie Générale, par as they passed, and they wanted keeping in place. MM. Firmin Didot frères, vol. xvii., Paris, 1856. I could give three or four anecdotes, from per
CHARLES VIVIAX. sonal observation, of apparent intelligence in sheep
Heraldic (5th S. vii. 8, 175, 278, 297, 358.)and lambs, which would tend to show that they Fold of
ey Feld of Agbrig and Morley. In 1584 John Feld, are not such shy and stupid animals as one might of Ardeci
ght of Ardeslow, in co. Ebor, Gent., bore Sa., a cher. suppose from the bewildered specimens seen driven
| (plain) betw. three garbes argt. ; crest, a dexter through our towns to the markets or the shambles;
hand ppr. issuing at the wrist from a cloud nobile,
and but such anecdotes would be out of place here, and
and holding a terrestrial globe. John Feld married would extend this reply to an unreasonable length.
Jane, daughter of John Amias, of Kent, and had J. E. T.
issue Richard, Matthew, Christopher, John, Thomas, Cambridge.
William, James, Martin, and Anne. T. W. A few years ago I happened to be in lodgings at Brussels, on one of the Boulevards, and almost
| THE OLD TESTAMENT: JEWISH AUTHORS (5th every evening it used to be the delight of all our S. vii. 221, 269, 351.)---Some useful information on party to watch on the balcony for a flock of sheep
this point will be found in Sephardim: a History preceded by the shepherd, which passed our win
of the Jews in Spain and Portugal, by James
Finn (Rivingtons, 1841). A list of writers and the average Belgian); he always carried a long their writings is given for each century. stick in his hand, which he used as a kind of staff,
E. LEATON BLENKINSOPP. grasping it in the middle. The traditional sheep' “ MAULEVERER” (5th S. vii. 344.) -At the dog walked by his side, but on no occasion, that above reference S. T. P. derives this name from we ever saw, did he interfere with the flock. In the word maul, meaning a mace. This is not more perfect silence did the shepherd proceed, and I probable than the common derivation invented by never remember to have seen him look round after Wm. Mauleverer, of Arncliffe, who drew up a his sheep, or in any way seem to doubt their im- pedigree of the family in Queen Elizabeth's reign. plicit obedience to his guidance.
The true derivation I apprehend to be from
Maulevrier, near Caudebec, on the Seine, in NorJACOBELLO DEL FIORE (5th S. vii. 368, 396.)—
mandy, or from another Maulevrier, Dear Le “ Jacobello del Fiore, peintre de l'école vénitienne, fils de Francesco del Fiore, florissait de 1401 à 1436. Il
Chollet, in La Vendée-probably the latter, as the dut être élève de son père, qu'il ne tarda pas à surpasser.
first of the name I can find is Sir Richard MauleDès l'an 1401 il commença à se faire connaitre par un verer, who founded a priory at Allerton, temp. tableau qu'il fit pour l'église Santo-Casciano de Pesaro. Hen. II., which king's father was Count of Anjou Lanzi indique dans la même ville un autre tableau de sa and Maine.
Wu. BROWN. main portant la date de 1409 ; tous deux étaient signés : Jacopetto de Flor. Son chef d'ouvre est un Couronne
“BALDERDASH" (5th S. vii. 228, 274.) meni de la Vierge placé dans la cathédrale de Ceneda, ville de la Marche Trévisane ; cette composition, d'une grande
“ Many words have degenerated. Who would imagine
that a singer or tipler should derive his appellation from richesse de fisures, fut exécutée. dit un manuscrit con. servé à l'évêché, en 1432, par Jacobello del Fiore, le
Jupiter? his fellows call bim jovial. Our northern gods premier peintre de ce temps, ab eximio illius temporis
are respected as little. The vilest of prose or poetry is pictore Jacobello de Flore. Lanzi cite encore une Madone
called balder-dash; now Balder was among the Scandide 1421 appartenant à la galerie G. Manfrin, et une
navians the presiding god of poetry and eloquence." figure de La Justice entre deux lions et deux archanges,
V. W. S. Landor's Im. Con., vol. ii., 1826, Colburn. portant la date de 1421, et peinte sur une armoire du
F. D. palais del Magistrato à Venise. Flaminio Cornaro, dans sa description des églises de cette ville, indique un
"INCIDIT IN SCYLLAM," &c. (5th S. vi. 469; B. Pietro Gambacarto agenouillé, au monastère de Saint vii. 77.) -“This tritest of trite sayings ” is referred Jérôme. Ridolfi attribue aussi à Jacobello une Vierge to by Andrews in his Antient and Modern Arecsur un tróne et quatre docteurs peints dans une salle de la dotes (London, 1790), p. 307, and as he has given confrérie della Carità, aujourd'hui Académie des Beaux a sort of history of this old proverb, I transcribe Arts ; mais ce tableau, qui porte la date de 1446, est évidemment d'une autre main. Jacobello fut un des
what he says of it:premiers à peindre des personnages de grandeur natu.
“ The Latin adage, Incidit in Scyllam, cupiens vitare relle; il donna à ses figures de la beauté, de la noblesse, Charybdim,' although it be cited and even disserted upon et, ce qui était plus rare alors, de la grâce et de la by Erasmus, yet he acknowledges that he is utterly souplesse. Vasari l'accuse à tort de les avoir placées ignorant of its author. However, Galleotus Martius de sur la pointe des pieds, selon l'usage des Grecs; personne Narni (who died in 1476) acquaints us (in his work De plus que lui, au contraire, ne s'efforça de s'éloigner de la Doctrina promiscua) that this celebrated line is to be roideur de l'école Byzantine ; s'il tient encore de l'an. | found in Gualterus Gallus, de Gestis Alexandri, a book cienne manière, c'est plutôt par l'abus qu'il fit des dorures almost utterly unknown, but said by the very few who have en relief que par tout autre défaut. É. B-n.
perused it to be a very indifferent version of Quintus “Ridolfi, Vite degli illustri Pittori Veneti-Vasari, Curtius into Latin verse." Vite de Pittori-Lanzi, Storia della Pittura-Baldinucci,
R. W. H. NASH, B.A. Notizie de' Professori des Disegno, giunta di G. Piacenza-1 Florinda Place, Dublin.
" FODDERHAM”: “FODDERGANG” (5th S. vi. They were our present Laureate's answer to the "school187. 313, 479 ; vii. 37.)—I send a definition of the miss Alfred's” lines by Sir Bulwer Lytton, but have never latter word and its locality, gained from inquiry of
| been reprinted by the Laureate himself. H. M. will find
| the lines and many other suppressed poems of the a young woman who said she knew it well. Where? Laureate's in almost any of the American editions, and “ In Lancashire, where her father had charge of a especially in one published by Harper Brothers, New gentleman's cattle: as a child, she had often gone York.
ESTE. with him into the foddergang,” What was it like? “A long passage between two great
Miscellaneous. shippons, built to face each other; and the heads
NOTES ON BOOKS, &c. of each were supplied on opposite sides of the On Hospital Organisation, with Special Reference to the foddergang."
Organisation of Hospitals for Children. By Charles The Cumberland folks must have learnt shippon, West, M.D. (Macmillan.) in Lancashire ; byre is our word : but did they In this country, so remarkable for the large number of take, or find there, foddergang ? The Imperial
charities supported by voluntary contributions, a work
on the administration of hospitals can never fail to excite Dictionary has “Foddering-passage." The arrange
the interest of the public. Dr. West's book has the rare ment seems new, belonging to great farms, but the advantage of being written by a gentleman not only of name old, as with us.
the highest professional standing, but a recognized expert What is the meaning of " fodders" in the de- in the economy and management of asylums for the sick.
Dr. West is the founder, in fact, of one of the most popular scription of the spoliation of Roche Abbey- first
of all the medical charities in London-the Hospital for in Fraser, Sept., 1876, and since quoted by | Sick Children in Ormond Street. This work on hospital MR. Piggot, 5th S. vi. 416 ? Ellis's Letters con- organization may, for the above reasons, be looked upon tains the description by an eye-witness :--
as a text-book which supplies a great want by clearly “The persons that cast the lead into fodders plucked
and systematically explaining how the business of a hosup all the seats in the choir, wherein the monks sat when
pital is, and how it should be, carried on. In scope and
in clearness of style it may be placed by the side of the they said service, which were like the seats in minsters, and burned them, and melted the lead therewithall,
late Dr. Parkes's excellent little treatise on Public although there was wood plenty within a flight shot of
Health, brought out a year since, shortly after the them, for the abbey stood among woods and rocks of
| lamented decease of the author. stone, in which rocks were pewter vessels found that
Dr. West commences with a few remarks on the comwere conveyed away and there hid,” &c.
mittees of management which rule most of the smaller M. P.
hospitals. He deplores the absolute want of special knowCumberland.
ledge under which the members of these committees labour, and recommends that highly experienced
managers should be appointed after the governors have AUGUSTUS AND HEROD (5th S. iv. 345 ; vii.
closely scrutinized the testimonials of candidates, and 298, 336.) ---Will any gentleman who has access to
taken the pains to make sure that such certificates have fac-similes of the Vatican and Alexandrine MSS. been awarded by medical men or gentlemen connected kindly state whether, in the uncial characters of with hospital management. Dr. West next passes to the those MSS., viós appears in a full or in a con
subject of the election of medical officers. But the
question concerning nursing is the essence of Dr. West's tracted form ? If in the latter, ERATO Hills's
LSS manual. The author enters deeply into the relative conjecture would be greatly strengthened. I may advantages of religious sisterhoods and lay nurses. He add that the Codex Sinaiticus has ovos; but endeavours to show that in Catholic countries the hosTischendorf, not withstanding his high opinion of pital sisters never interfere with the lay management of that MS., in the last (eighth) edition of his New
the institutions wherein they attend to the bodily wants
of sick folk. The nurses in Paris and Vienna are, no Testament retained the reading viós adopted by
the renang pos copied by doubt, as a rule, very good, though too few. Dr. West him before the existence of the Codex Sinaiticus decidedly prefers that nurses should be of the same social was known.
R. M. SPENCE, M.A. caste as their patients. He most justly admires the Arbuthnott, N.B.
principle of undertaking nursing for honest wages, which
is at least as noble as the sometimes sentimental selfDESCENDANTS OF THE REGICIDES (5th S. vii. sacrifice of ladies who nurse for nothing. Still, though 47, 196, 253, 276, 379.)- The Rev. Mr. Robins, the deep practicality of rough, experienced women, who an Episcopal clergyman of this city, and who is a
are head nurses in the wards of our great endowed hos.
pitals, makes them the very best of their vocation, it descendant of Whalley, recently delivered an
seems to us better that the administrative duties of address before the Historical Society of Pennsyl matron and superintendent of nurses should be fulfilled by vania, in which he endeavoured to prove that | ladies of good education, where their social position gives Whalley died in Maryland, and not in New Eng. them authority over the direct watchers of the sick poor,
whereas should these ladies mix more closely with both land, as commonly supposed.
these latter folk, they would be less respected and more Philadelphia.
distrusted. Dr. West's remarks on the management of
children's hospitals must be read in full, for quotations AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (5th S. vii.
would incompletely demonstrate his sound practical 450.)
remarks on a subject in which he is so much at home. “Oh! what avails to understand ?"
Every charitable person will be benefited by the perusal H. M. will find this and several other savage verses in of the learned author's opinions on the ordering and Punch soon after the publication of the New Timon. nursing in institutions for the relief of infant sufferers.
Liber Precum Publicarum Ecclesiæ Anglicance. A “precious-juiced flowers" to bear upon his varied and Gulielmo Bright, S.T.P., et Petro G. Medd, A.M. mighty themes, has lately been pleasantly illustrated in Latine redditus. Editio Tertia, cum Appendice. a series of papers in The Garden, written by Mr. H. N. (Rivington.)
Ellacombe, the son of an accomplished and learned Two processes of translation, each of high value to differ- antiquary, whose contributions often enrich these ent portions of the Christian Church, are attracting the columns. Those who share our admiration for Shaklabours of eminent liturgiologists and theologians. speare and flowers will thank us for calling attention to While Professor Friedrich and other distinguished Old these pleasant bits of gossip on “ The Plant Lore of Catholic leaders are engaged
aders are engaged in giving their people ver- Shakspeare." nacular translations of the offices which they have THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. ALBANS.- Mr. Murray hitherto known only in the ancient ecclesiastical lan
has most opportunely added to his valuable series of guage of the West, Canon Bright and Mr. Medd have Handb
are Handbooks to the Cathedrals of England one which in been laying Anglicans under great obligations by their
brief compass and clear details gives a history of the Latin translation of the Book of Common Prayer. The
foundation of the Abbey of St. Albans, and of the exist. present edition ought to supersede the previous ones, for
ing building. It is, however, a history which, in truth, its value is greatly increased by the versions of the First
begins with the church built by Offa of Mercia in 793, English Reformed Liturgy and the Scottish and Scoto
which edifice was standing in 1077, the year of Paul of American Liturgies, now first added to the book. Will
Caen, the first Norman abbot. Paul (with the ruins of not the learned editors add to the obligations under
Roman Verulamium for a quarry, and with material which they have already laid Anglican Churchmen by
supplied by the old Saxon church which was pulled publishing a cheap edition, if not of the entire work, a
k; at down, added to other materials long stored up by former least of its new features? We believe that a reprint of | abbots with a view to rebuilding completed, in eleven the Latin version of the existing English Liturgy of the
years, “the vastest and sternest structure of his age." Eucharist, with the First Reformed, the Scottish, and
It was not dedicated till 1115. The festivities on ihat the American Liturgies in parallel columns, would forin
occasion were continued rather longer than those which in itself an extremely valuable handbook of comparative
marked the inauguration or installation of the Right liturgiology, adapted to meet many needs in the present
Rev. Dr. Claughton as Bishop of St. Albans (a new state of Christendom.
diocese) on Tuesday. At the dedication in 1115, “Henry The Question of Spelling Reform. By Alex. V. W. I. and his queen were present. There was a great conBikkers. (Hachette.)
course of nobles, bishops, and abbots, and the whole A CONTRIBUTION to a vexed question which is beginning company remained feasting at St. Albans through to much vex simple folk, who would fain be allowed to Christmastide to the Epiphany.” It is, perhaps, to be enjoy existing orthoepy, and die in peace-according to regretted that the particular solemnity of Tuesday was the common way of spelling it. Still the Augean stable not shared in by some royal presence, the occasion was needs cleaning out, and this sixpennyworth of observa-so “especial." It must be remembered, however, that tions is made towards the effectual doing of it.
royalty has many duties, and that even princes and Illustrated Guide to the War of Sultan, Slav, and Czar. | princesses, with all good will, are not ubiquitous.
An excellent shilling's.worth. The book is well compiled, full of information, and with portraits of personages on both sides, which raise a feeling of gratitude that we
Potices to Correspondents. are not under the hard yoke of either.
On all communications should be written the name ani Notices of the Services of the 27th Northumbrian Light address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but
Infantry Militia. By Wm. Adamson, Senior Captain. | as a guarantee of good faith. (Newcastle, Robinson.)
L. BARBÉ.-For Elizabethan English, see Nares's CAPTAIN ADAMSON'S work affords materials towards a full Glossary, edited by Halliwell and Wright, 2 vols. Svo., history of our militia. If the halberds of the sergeants | 1859. For older English (i.e. of twelfth to fifteenth were as long as the song on the Northumberland Buffs,
centuries), Stratmann's Old English Dictionary, second the French or any other foeman would never have got | edition, 4to., 1873. much within a furlong of the regiment.
T. 0.-Scott did not forget there was such a Bible.
In Redgauntlet, Mrs. Cantrips of Kittlebasket “never ROYAL ARCHÆOLOGICAL INSTITUTE.-June 8.-A special
read a chapter excepting out of a Cambridge Bible, meeting of this society was held on this day, in order to afford its members the opportunity of personally welcom
printed by Daniel, and bound in embroidered velvet." ing the arrival in this country of Mrs. Schliemann, to
M. P. and all Correspondents will greatly oblige uz whom the honorary membership bad recently been pre- by writing their Notes, Queries, and Replies on separate sented.—Under the presidency of Lord Talbot de Mala / sheets of paper. hide a brilliant and crowded assemblage listened to a DAVID MARSHALL ("Guillaume Tostel.") - Pray for paper read by the distinguished visitor on “ The High | ward the query. Culture of the Ancient Greeks and the Agents who con. GEOFFREY AGUILLON (5th S. vii, 449.)— For tenure, read tributed to it; the Advantages of the Language of Plato; tenor. and, further, on the share the Authoress has taken in SEBASTIAN. - Next week. the Discoveries at Troy and Mycenæ.” Afterwards Dr.
“CASTRA IN AQUIS."- Please send name and address. Schliemann and Mr. Gladstone addressed the meeting on the same subject, and also on the question of Greek
NOTICE. pronunciation. Lord Houghton, Mr. Charles Newton, Editorial Communications should be addressed to “The and the Greek Minister followed.
Editor of Notes and Queries '"-Advertisements and SHAKSPEARE AND FLOWERS.-As Falstaff's wit was Business Letters to “The Publisher"-at the Office, ?), provocative of wit in others, so the charm in every phase Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C. of Shakspeare's mind evokes pleasant speculation in other We beg leave to state that we decline to return con minds. The manner in which our great dramatist brings munications which, for any reason, we do not print; and his knowledge of "baleful weeds” and his love for to this rule we can make no exception.
LONDON, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1877.
most worthy of being “made a note of” is in the
following passage : CONTENTS.- N° 182.
“M. d'Haussez loudly remonstrated, and enerNOTES:-The French Coup d'Etat of 1830, 481-Shakspeare's getically declared that it would be rank folly to
Measures of Length and Space, 482-The Wooing of King
means. ing in Calcutta, 484-Parnell's "Hermit"-Dr. Johnson and
The Prince de Polignac replied [the Mrs. Hannah More, 485 - Singular Advertisements - An Order for a Mediæval Brass at Salisbury-Local Nomen
SO) clature-Alleged Autograph Play by Shakspeare-Napoleon the Great, 486.
with which the king was acquainted, he could not QUERIES :-Charles and Mary Lamb's "Poetry for Children," allow himself to entertain the smallest doubt as to
486-Wellington's "State of Stupor" at Waterloo, 437-King Stephen-"The Dutch drawn to the Life" -“ Luck Money" -Whitsunday_"Things in General," &c --Shakspeare, 488
he said, to play the game out, although there were --The Forfeits in a Barber's Shop-The Royal George--City not a single soldier in Paris. He added that his
Tolls-Authors of Books and Quotations Wanted, &c., 489. I conviction was not to be shaken, being based on a REPLIES :-Edward Gibbon and John Whitaker, 499-Scott
Family, 490 - Hugh de Poynings, 491 - Temple Bar -
“What, then, was the extraordinary fact which - The Dollar Mark - Heraldic, 495-Jocky Bell" Philistine"-Scotch Hereditary Offices-Polygamy-A Libel on
destroyed all the calculations of wisdom, blinded Pepys-Signs of Satisfaction, 496 -A Folk-Lore Society--| all foresight, and stupidly flung king and states“ Pinder"-Lapis Lyncurius-Historic Sites in England Anne Franks, or Day--Rev. R. Taylor-"The grim feature"
men into a pass from which they could find no -Curious Errors caused by Homonymy, 497-“Evertit do issue? In the early days of July the Virgin had mum"-Ostensis - Sarawak - Jedburgh Abbey Seal-Miss
appeared to Prince de Polignac in a dream, saying Bowes, 498 - Barry E. O'Meara - Cornelius Jonson van Ceulen - Popular Names of Fossils - The Great Waterfalls of
to him,. Complete your work !' The prince did not the World -"Minnis "-Authors of Quotations Wanted, 499. fail to make the king acquainted with this miraNotes on Books, &c.
culous intervention, and both of them saw in it irrefutable proof that success would crown the
attempt. This circumstance, which is all the flotes.
worthier of consideration as it is now made known
for the first time, may still excite wonder, notTHE FRENCH COUP D'ETAT OF 1830. withstanding what is known of the feeble mind of In the spring of last year the well-known and him whom Chateaubriand described as "a mute highly esteemed M. Maxime Du Camp wrote, in fitted to bowstring an empire."" the Moniteur Universel, a review of a work en- There remains to be noted the authenticity of titled Mémoires Authentiques sur la Révolution de this story. M. Du Camp proceeds to show that 1830. It will be remembered that in the year it is not an invention of "an enemy of the altar named the parliamentary majority was, so to speak, and the throne.” The singular anecdote was told entirely out of tune with the royal prerogative. I him by the celebrated Legitimist lawyer, Berryer, To preserve the latter, resolution was taken by the and Berryer had it from the lips of Prince de Prince de Polignac to issue the famous Ordon-Polignac himself. In 1846, a year before the nances. This minister had promised the Maréchal prince's death, the fallen statesman still justified de Bourmont to keep the resolution unacted on his attempt to save the royal prerogative of the till that soldier had returned from his conquest of Bourbon king, by crushing the civil and religious Algiers, with an armed force against which all liberties of his countrymen by a stroke of the pep. opposition would be fruitless. The Prince de He was then wont to say (and no doubt sincerely, Polignac, however, suddenly resolved upon action. from his point of view), “ In presence of such and His colleague, M. d'Haussez, expressed some alarm so glorious an apparition, any hesitation on my lest the available military force should be insuffi- part would have been criminal." cient to quell the very probable circumstance of an The character of M. Du Camp and that of insurrection by the irrepressible people of Paris. M. Berryer may be taken as ample warrant for the His alarm was not diminished when he learned truth of the above narrative. The most creditable that the Paris garrison could furnish only 7,500 incident in the prince's life belongs to the year men, more than half of whom consisted of troops | 1804, when he and his elder brother, Armand, of the line, on whose stability little reliance could were implicated in the conspiracy of Georges. be placed. M. Maxime Du Camp tells us what Jules offered himself for execution in place of his followed. We translate the narrative from the brother, who was both husband and father. The Intermédiaire of the 10th current, where the only penalty inflicted on both was imprisonment. story at length is quoted. The portion which is The prince (Jules) was well known in this country,