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have their biographies in the same volume. Leigh- labours, of which they form an important and, in ton's Procession of Cimabue's Madonna' and fact, essential portion. To earnest students the *Cymon and Iphigenia' are given with his life by value of the introductions is well known. Such the late Cosmo Monkhouse. Christ in the House are aware that they are an absolutely priceless of His Parents' supplies a specimen of Millais, whose guide to the times of Henry II., Richard I., John, life is from the same source. * Libraries' are dis. Edward I., and Edward II. "Libraries in which the cussed by Mr. H. R. Tedder, a recognized autho- Rolls Series are comprised are, however, fewer than rity. Most interesting particulars concerning public might have been hoped, considering the conditions libraries are advanced. The Hon. D. Herbert Put of their issue, and there are very many workers in nam gives full information concerning the libraries remote districts to whom access to them is denied. of the United States. A well-illustrated account These remarks may seem to be advanced as a plea of Lifeboats' is by. Mr. Charles Dibdin, and one for a publication that stands in need of no advocacy of Lighthouses,' which is very instructive, is by the or defence. Sooner or later, when the complete builder of the new Eddystone lighthouse. Light' works of Dr. Stubbs are published, these must neces. itself is treated by Dr. C. G. Knoll. Prof. Dewar sarily have been included among them, and when the naturally supplies the account of Liquid Gases, on consent of the Controller of the Stationery Office to which subject he is the greatest authority. This their collection and reissue had once been obtained, is an article of deepest interest and is fully illus- the sooner they were given to the world the greater trated. “ Local Government, which also is outside the boon. The works are not reprinted in their our ken, is dealt with by Mr. Macmorran. Prof. entirety. The preliminary portions are epitomized Case writes on 'Logic, and Mr. H. B. Wheatley by Mr. Hassall, and a few hiatuses, presumably has an all-important share in the account of 'Lon. pardonable, are found in the course or at the end of don. Major Barlow writes on Machine Guns,' and each introduction, the effect being to compress into the Rev.James Sibrce upon 'Madagascar,' the latter, a volume of five to six hundred pages all that is a difficult subject, being judiciously treated. Mr. indispensable to the historian. Very few and—so Maskelyne is part author of the portion of the work far as we can judge, since we have not compared dealing with 'Magic,' by which, of course, is meant the text with that of the original series--unim. illusion. Magnetism,' by Dr. Bidwell, also an article portant are the omissions, detracting no wise from of the utmost importance, describes the experi- the delight and advantage of the reader. Eleven mental work which has been carried out since the essays are there in all, dealing virtually with six or, appearance of the ninth edition of the Encyclo: it may be said, seven

These are The pædia.' With it must be compared Terrestrial Memorials of St. Dunstan, Archbishop of CanterMagnetism,'two subjects which denand very special bury'; The Historical Works of Ralph de Diceto, knowledge in the critic. Malaria' has at the pre. Dean of London'; Benedict of Peterborough's sent moment profound interest, on account of the 'Chronicle of the Reigns of Henry, II. and investigations into the mosquito parasitic theory. Richard I.,' vols. i. and ii., The Chronicle of Roger The rules to be observed by dwellers in India or in of Hoveden,' vols. ii., iii., iv. ; Chronicles and the tropics generally are extremely important. No Menorials of the Reign of Richard I.,' vols. i. and European house should be less than half a mile ii.; and Walter of Coventry's Historical Collecfrom a native village. 'Malay Archipelago,' 'Malay tions and Chronicles of the Reigns of Edward I. Peninsula,' and Malay States' (federated) are å and II., vols. i. and ii. leash of articles all of extra importance. Mam

It is obviously impossible to deal in extenso with malia'comes next, and contains, among other illus- what, after all, is not a new work. It may perhaps trations, the superb coloured design of the Okapi. be said that the preface to . The Chronicle of the Very great additions to previous knowledge are Reigns of Henry II. and Richard I., known comchronicled. Mr. Lyddeker, F.R.S., is responsible monly under the name of Benedict of Peterborough, for the account. Jacob Maris's life is accompanied is the boon for which the student will be most by a reproduction of 'A Village Scene.' Marriage grateful. In the previous articles on Ralph de Laws' have seen a great change since 1883. These Diceto we have deeply interesting comment on the are described by Mr. Barclay for Europe, and Mr. importance of the position of the Dean of St. Paul's, Wilcox for America. | Martial Law. is in the St. Paul's itself being at the head of the secular hands of the Deputy.Judge-Advocate-General, Şir clergy of Southern England, a great educational John Scott. The sad life of Maupassant is told, centre, and the mother church of one hundred and and a startling opinion is expressed upon his work. twenty churches. Very interesting is the account Measuring Instruments is quite a new subject. of the quasi-collegiate establishment of the cathe

Medicine is in the hands of Dr. Clifford Allbutt. dral and of the hospitality of its residents, by whom Many will turn to the exposition of the Monroe illustrious strangers were entertained at great cost. doctrine given by Prof. Woolsey. Pictorial illustra- In the later chronicle we have more of those brilliant tions to Claude Monet and Albert Moore attract characterizations which are a special feature in attention in an admirable volume.

Dr. Stubbs's work. What is said concerning the

character of the Angevin kings-two only of whom, Historical Introductions to the Rolls Series. By Edward I. and Henry VI., *the noblest and the

Wm. Stubbs, D.D. Edited by Arthur Hassall, unhappiest of the race,” are exempt from the cen.
M.A. (Longmans & Co.)

sure—is absolutely stirring: “All the Plantagenet The introductions contributed by the late Bishop kings were high-hearted men, rather rebellious of Oxford to the Rolls Series constitute some of the against circumstances than subservient to them. most valuable of his historical work. It may not, But the long pageant shows us uniformly, under so of course, be said that they are buried in the series great a variety of individual character, such signs in which they appear. It is, however, at least certain of great gifts and opportunities thrown away, such that they have with the majority of scholars to be unscrupulousness in action, such uncontrolled paslooked for or come upon there, and have not hitherto sion, such vast energy and strength wasted on been counted with the author's recognized historical unworthy aims, such constant failure and final

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disappointment, in spite of constant successes and claims, then, which genealogists and antiquaries are brilliant achievements, as remind us of the conduct used to recognize, the work has all the sanction and luck of those unhappy spirits who, throughout which authority can confer. As to the changes the Middle Ages, were continually spending super which have been wrought in cases such as that of human strength in building in a night inaccessible the earldom of Perth and Melfort-the former of bridges and uninhabitable castles, or purchasing which passes to Viscount Strathallan, while the with untold treasures souls that might have been latter becomes extinct or dormant - the reader had for nothing." Little in Clarendon or Gibbon must be referred to the book itself. So far as we is better than the account of Henry II. It is un- are aware, no other country possesses a guide at fortunately forbidden us to quote further, but our once so full, so picturesque, and so trustworthy, as readers will be wise to turn again to these passages, this to its aristocracy and ennobled classes. The pp. 92-3. The controversion, p. 168, of the views miscellaneous information for which we have been of Sir F. Palgrave should be restudied, as should the accustomed to look at the close of the volume is expression, p. 181, concerning the effectof the Norman to be found in its place. For over two generations Conquest in introducing England into the family of the conduct of Burke” has been in admirably European nations. Very striking is the picture, competent hands. p. 316, of the first Richard, and the comparison which follows between Richard and Saladin is The Englishwoman's Year-Book and Directory, 1903. admirable. In the account of the historical collec. Edited by Emily Janes. (A. & C. Black.) tions of Walter of Coventry the character supplied The editor of "The English woman's Year-Book' of King John cannot fail to arrest attention. It is claims that the work, which now appears for the the best account we possess of that vilest of Angevin twenty-third year and the fifth year of the new kings, and disposes summarily and finally of the issue, covers ground occupied by no other book. heresies that have been heard concerning that She has been assisted in different sections by many monarch's reputed statesmanship. Few contri. recognized female authorities, and the compilation butions to historical knowledge are more important gives the best idea obtainable of women's work and or more welcome than this volume, which fills up interests. It supplies much curious information what is virtually a gap in our knowledge.

which may be looked for in vain elsewhere. A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the THE Library Journal, which is issued by the

Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, American Library Association, contains information Knightage, and Companionage. By Sir Bernard of practical utility to every one occupied in proBurke, C.B. Edited by Ashworth P. Burke. viding England with public book-rooms; and the (Harrison & Sons.)

Publishers' Weekly, which is the American book. Among the works of reference for the year 1903 trade journal, may be consulted for information the place of honour is once more assigned to Burke's relating to the literature now appearing in the • Peerage,' a book the authority of which is some

United States. times challenged without being much disparaged, and the popularity and utility of which remain virtually unassailed. The present is announced as

Notices to Correspondents. the sixty.fifth edition. As will readily be believed, the bestowal of honours in a year so crowded with

We must call special attention to the following

notices :events of historic dignity and importance as that just past involves numerous changes in the annals On all communications must be written the name of titled families. Rewards for distinguished service and address of the sender, not necessarily for pub. in connexion with the victories both of war and lication, but as a guarantee of good faith. peace have been liberally accorded, and the volume We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. which chronicles these will have signal and enduring interest. We mark personally in the list of those spondents must observe the following rules. Let

To secure insertion of communications correwho have died during the year many close and each note, query, or reply be written on a separate constant friends, including one or two such as slip of paper, with the signature of the writer and Sir George F. Duckett, whose title is extinct. such address as he wishes to appear. When answer. Such consolation as can be reaped is found in the ing queries, or making notes with regard to previous fact that the list of new-created honours is almost ontries in the paper, contributors are requested to equally full. “Burke" complains that the succession put in parentheses, immediately after the exact to baronetcies is often a matter of much difficulty heading, the series, volume, and page or pages to to determine, and suggests, in order to purge the which they refer. order of the usurpers of styles and titles for which queries are requested to head the second com.

Correspondents who repeat there is no warrant, an official roll of baronets, to munication “ Duplicate." contain the names of those who have proved their right to the satisfaction of the law officers of the H. (“Poem by Swinburne"); - "The Triumph of Crown and, in complex cases, before a judge of the Time, Poems and Ballads,' stanzas xli.- xliii. High Court. The foundation of two new orders, pp. 52-3. the Order of Merit and the Imperial Service Order,

NOTICE. the latter open to both sexes - is reported. In Editorial communications should be addressed the lists that are given almost every phase of to “The Editor of Notes and Queries""--Adver. public life and every kind of success which the tisements and Business Letters to "The Pub. country delights to honour are, as the editor lisher”—at the Office, Breani's Buildings, Chancery asserts, represented. Once more Mr. Ashworth Lane, E.C. Burke 'counts among those who have assisted him We beg leave to state that we decline to return Garter, Ulster, Lyon, and all the officers of the communications which, for any reason, we do not Horalds' College, London. In addition to other print; and to this rule we can make no exception.

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LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1903. souls. A few of the princes presented may

be mentioned. His Highness the Nizam of CONTENTS. – No. 263.

Hyderabad, G.C.S.I., G.C.B. (Hon.), the PreNOTES :-Coronation Durbar, 21–Westminster Improve- mier Prince of the Indian Empire, born ment, 22-Chinese Analogue of Jonson's Alchemist,' 23 August 18th, 1869, belongs to a family of

-"Jeer"- Pennsylvanian Dutcb, 24 – Sbakespeariana :
*Merchant of Venice - Kilmany, 25 -"Bezique" - Mono- the highest antiquity, and one that has
rail System Sermon": " Homily," 26 -- French Naval always been distinguished for its loyalty
Memoirs Archband Roof - Frederick Tennyson "The to the British Empire. In 1887 he made an
Chimes,' 1845—The Crossing Sweeper, 27.

offer of a contribution of twenty lakhs QUERIES :- Author of Lines Wanted - Rutene "oz-Le annually for three years for the exclusive grand peut-être "-"Lesing”-Sussex Clergy, 1607-26

-Duels of purpose of Indian frontier defence. The
Clergymen-Cartodis Sale of Prints --Group in Biscuit Maharaja of Mysore has a revenue of over
Ware, 28_Danteiang-Tucker-John Dryden, Surgeon-
Fenton Family, 29 — Cock - certainties" Banquo –

a million sterling. The Gaek war of Baroda, Claridge-Leviathan-Fireback dated 1810, 30.

in December, 1881, when only eighteen, was BBPLIES :-Coleridge's Christabel,' 30-Kieff, Kiev, Kiew invested with full power.

The Maharaja of ---Heuskarian Rarity, 31–Green an Unlucky Colour, 32- Travancore belongs to a Hindu family whose “Quite a few

Birmingham's dress "-Watchhouse rule dates back to 352 A.D.; he succeeded to against Bodysnatching — Hangman Stones-MélisandeRolian Harp, 33-*: Popple"-St. Katherine's Hospital, the throne in 1885. The Maharaja of Gwalior, Regent's Park - "To the nines" - Oglander Family – born October 20th, 1876, is an honorary Crooked Usage, Chelsea - Linguistic Curiosities, 34 — Sweezing or Squeezing Watch - Mixed Marriages - Author colonel in the British army; he went to and Avenger of Bvil - Furlong," 35-** To eat cherries China as orderly officer to General Gaselee with princes"-Knightley Charleton, 38 — Black Fast

in the recent campaign, and provided a Pin Pictures, 38.

hospital ship at his own expense. The NOTES ON BOOKS :- Encyclopædia Britannica, Supple Maharaja of Jaipoor was invested with full ment, . Treasury Dodgson's Pierre d'Urte and the Bask Language powers in September, 1882. In the admini* Fry's Royal Guide to the London Charities '- Reviews stration of the State he is assisted by ten and Magazines.

members of council; the capital, Jaipoor, has Notices to Correspondents.

broad streets lit with gas, a free supply of water, a school of arts, a museum, and public

gardens. The Maharaja of Kolapoor, born in Notes.

1874, has received a most careful English

education. The Maharaja of Kashmir is a THE CORONATION DURBAR.

major-general, and succeeded to the title in ALTHOUGH ‘N.&Q.' usually takes no account 1885; he is grandson of the founder of the of current events, it would seem fitting that dynasty, Ghulab Sing, who negotiated a a few words should be added to its Corona- treaty with us in 1846 at the close of the tion notes, to place on record the great cele- first Sikh war, and afterwards stood by us bration at Delhi on the 1st inst., when during the Mutiny; The Maharaja of Bikanir Edward VII. was proclaimed Emperor of is one of the heads of the Rathor family of India. In the words of the King's message, Rajpoots, which is in the highest rank among the great Durbar was held"in order to afford Rajpoot clans. Born in 1879, he succeeded an opportunity to all Indian princes, chiefs, to the throne in 1887; he has received an and peoples, and to the officials of my Govern; excellent English education. The Maharaja ment, to commemorate this auspicious event." of Idar is a colonel, and has visited this The day chosen was the twenty-fifth anni. country at the times of the Jubilee, the versary of the proclamation of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee, and the Coronation. The as Empress of India. Since that date a Maharaja of Ulwar is descended from Pratap country larger than France has been added Sing, who founded the Ulwar dynasty in 1770. to British India. To the Viceroy's - Lord The Maharaja of Kuch Behar is a lieutenantCurzon's-invitation over one hundred rulers colonel ; his state is a small one, bordering of separate states responded, and he truly on the British province of Bengal, and has said that “nowhere else in the world would belonged to his family for 390 years ; he was such a spectacle be possible.". These rulers born October 4th, 1862. The Maharaja of govern populations amounting to sixty Rewa is of an ancient Rajpoot line which millions, and their territories extend over dates back to 1057 ; his predecessor abolished fifty-five degrees of longitude. The officers suttee throughout his dominions in 1847; he and soldiers present were drawn from a force was born in 1876. The Maharaja of Benares, in India of nearly 230,000 men, while the Sir Prabhu Narayan Sing, belongs to a leaders of Indian society, official and un Brahman family whose traditions go back official, were the mouthpieces of 230,000,000 to 1000 A.D. The Maharao of Kotah belongs

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to the great Chauban clan of Rajpoots ; his river from the Victoria Tower Gardens to line dates back to 1625. He succeeded to the Lambeth Bridge, and the consequent widenthrone in 1889, having been educated at ing of Millbank Street and the demolition of Mayo College, Ajmere.

a large number of houses. In a note on These interesting biographical notes have Westminster Changes' (9th S. X. 263) I been taken from the Daily Chronicle of the stated that "the block bounded by Mill2nd of January, which also contains portraits bank Street, Great College Street, Little of these ruling chiefs. The Saturday Review College Street, and Wood Street is already makes reference to the difference of the posi- scheduled." I can now add that, with the tion of the Indian chiefs when they were exception of the “ King's Arms,” an old-estabpresent at the Durbar held in 1877. Then lished public - house in the occupation of they appeared as honoured and exalted spec- Mrs. Jannaway, and the shop next door, tators. On the 1st of January they came by being Nos. 2 and 4, Millbank Street, the right, as actors and hosts. The article compli- houses are all down, and the ground nearly ments the chiefs “ who do not separate them cleared ; therefore the predicted end has selves from their people, but rather strive to come. No. 6, Millbank Street, known as associate themselves with them.” At the Victoria Tower Chambers, and most of the time of the Indian Mutiny the cry against other houses were let out as offices. No. 8 the retaining of native princes was all but was long in the occupation of Mr. Job Cook, universal. One of the few papers favourable where the business of a hatter was carried on to them was the Athenæum. In an article on for many years, this gentleman being one of the 10th of October, 1857, appeared the fol- the overseers for the parish of St. John the lowing:

Evangelist, 1855-6 and 1856-7, an office which "We are sure of their [the native princes'] he discharged with much satisfaction to his support as long as we do not drive them to fellow - parishioners. No. 12 was known as desperation by our injustice. Examples of Fig Tree House, from a fig tree planted in either policy are before us. On the one hand, but for the king of Oude, the

Rajas of Bithoor the front, where it might have been seen for and Jhansi, and the King of Delhi, this revolt some years, but it ultimately withered and never would have taken place, or would have died. No. 18 was the “Portman Arms,' been crushed in the bud; on the other, but for the another old-established licensed house, well Rajas of Jheend and Patteeala, Sindhia, Holkar, conducted and of great respectability. It and other chiefs, our power would ere this almost have ceased to exist. The existence of native had not always been known by that name, princes is a mark of nationality which it would be as it is recorded that a Mrs. Henley, at one wise to retain. Up to the present time we have time the proprietress, had once lived in the held India with the consent of its inhabitants by a Portman family, and so named the house out native army and leaving intact many great provinces of respect for them. The last proprietor was under native rulers, whom we called, and who were Jacob De Hass. proud to call theniselves, our allies, If the mis. chievous suggestions, which are now daily put

In Wood Street were one or two wareforth, should be listened to; if our native army is houses, one having been in the occupation to be superseded entirely by Europeans, if the native for many years of Messrs. Rawley & Grieves, princes are to be dethroned, and the people entirely bacon driers, &c., and afterwards in that disarmed, we shall descend at once from tho grand position of the governors of freemen into the vdious of Mr. George Nichols, who was on the vestry circumstances of despots over ess myriads of for some years and much respected. The rest serfs.

of this street and the whole of Little College One cannot close this reference to the cele- Street were in the occupation of small shopbration without a remark as to the enterprise keepers, the property being of little importof the daily press, by which all through the ance. empire accounts of the ceremony were in the In Great College Street the houses were hands of every body on the following day, of a much better type, all being used for What a contrast to the time of the Mutiny ! offices. No. 9, at the corner, was in the The open revolt took place on the 19th of occupation of Miss Bradford, who carried on February, 1857, but it was not until the 28th here the somewhat unusual business, for a of April that the first intimation appeared in lady, of an ecclesiastical bookseller, and the Times.

Y. received a considerable sum as compensa

tion for disturbance. The other houses up A WESTMINSTER IMPROVEMENT. to No. 1 were all offices, mostly occupied by A GREAT improvement, talked about now railway and other public companies. Nos. 1o, for some few years, has been commenced 11, and 12, Great College Street are empty within the last month or two. This scheme but not at present demolished. No. 20 Wood of improvement is the embanking of the Street, at the corner of Little College Street, is

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another public-house, now and for many years upon the map of London. At the reference known as the “Queen's Arms," but originally previously given I alluded also to the emptythe “ Bull's Head," under which name it had ing of a considerable number of small houses fallen into disrepute, so when it was taken in Tufton Street, Romney (formerly Vine) by Mr. Edward Taylor the sign was altered. Street, Little Tufton Street, and Carpenter I knew some of the proprietors, among them Street. The sale of a great number of them being Mr. W. Jewitt, who had been previously took place on 13 June, 1901, and it may connected with the evening paper the Glow- be worth while to place on record the num. worm, published in the Strand in premises now bers that are now unoccupied : 3 to 7, Little occupied by the Vaudeville Theatre ; Mr. Van Tufton Street;, 67 to 79, Tufton Street; der Kiste, a first officer in the P. and . service; Lane's Cottages (four houses), Romney

Street; Mr. J. E. Parker ; Mr. Mark Johnson, a well- 62 and 64, 38 to 48, 30, 15" ("The George known music-ball performer; and later Mrs. public-house), and 13, Romney Street; the Julia Boak, Mrs. Dovey, Mr. W. H. Hiscox, whole of Grub Street; 2, 12, 18, 30, and 32, Mr. F. Hand, and Mrs. Kaye.

and 36 to 46, Horseferry Road. It is said that the limit of land for this great Champion's Alley, a double row of small scheme is the south side of Tufton Street, houses, is not touched, but one side of and it is devoutly to be hoped, if such really Carpenter Street, 1 to 6, is condemned, the be the case, that Barton and Cowley Streets, houses being empty and closed. as well as what yet remains of Great College nexion with this scheme it may be well to Street, will be spared; but this appears mention that the portion of Tufton Street doubtful, for, as already stated, 9, 10, and from Great College Street to the corner of 11 in the latter thoroughfare are now empty, Wood Street was formerly known as Bowling preparatory to some steps being taken which Street, and kept alive the memory of the may, and very likely do, mean demolition. bowling green where, according to Walcott, A crumb of comfort may be found in the

the members of the convent amused themfact that these houses are among the least selves at the game of bowls.” At the corner interesting in the street. One of the houses of Millbank Street and Church

Street a plot higher up will be eventually vacated, as of ground has been cleared for some connew premises for the Westminster Female siderable time; and at the corner of Vine Refuge are being built in Tufton Street, on Street a newly erected building has been the south side, next to the Drill Hall of set back in anticipation of further changes. the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the Royal

W. E. HARLAND-OXLEY. Fusiliers. From this building to the corner

C2, The Almshouses, Rochester Row, S.W of Wood Street and for some distance down that street the ground backing on to the houses in Cowley and Barton Streets has A CHINESE ANALOGUE OF BEN JONSON'S been cleared.

'ALCHEMIST.' The house at the corner, No. Tufton AMONGST the literature of fiction in China, Street, was the “Adam and Eve" public- the 'Kin Kou Ki Kouan' has excited the house, of which the last proprietor was interest of many European students, and Charles Ranton-in fact, in this neighbour. Stanislas Julien, Samuel Birch, Gustave hood almost every prominent corner is Schlegel, and the Marquis d'Hervey Saint occupied by licensed premises. No. 23, Denis have translated parts of it. The Tufton Street, late in the occupation of Trois Nouvelles Chinoises ' of the last named Mrs. Susannah Simson, who carried on a (Paris, 1885) contains a narrative of some grocer's business, was the house in which, interest in relation to the British drama. according to Sir Frederick Bridge and other The story of the deception of Pau-kien-tseng competent authorities, the immortal Henry recalls in some particulars the plot of The Purcell resided, there being, very, many

Alchemist' of Ben Jonson. Pan is a rich evidences in the house, behind its slightly man who dreams of obtaining possession of modernized frontage, that favoured the the secret of the transmutation of metals, theory. It was also some years ago occupied and in that manner of becoming the master by Mr. Robert Jekyll, and here, I believe, of illimitable wealth. At a famous pleasure were born two of his sons, James and Charles, resort he meets a stranger, who has a retinue both musicians, one of them being deputy at of servants and a pretty wife, and who lives Westminster Abbey and afterwards for a in the style of an ostentatious Cresus. The time the organist of the Chapel Royal. two become acquainted, and Pan learns that

In Wood Street a little cul-de-sac, Young's the illustrious stranger is an alchemical adept Place, has now gone, and will be seen no more who can make gold at pleasure. By a well





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