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Prospectus of a new Edition of Shakspeare, in TWENTY FOLI VOLUMES. curresponding in size wi h the convenient first colective edition o 1623. to suit numerous facsimiles to be made from that work. — Privately printed for Subscribers only.
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of the early Editions, all the Original Novels and Tales on which the plays are founded; copious Archaeological Illustrations to cach play, and a Life of the poet. By JAMES O. HALLIWELL, Esq., F.R.S., Honorary Member of the Royal Iris Academy: the Royal Society of Literature: the Newcastle Antiquarian Socie y; the Ashmolean Society, and of the Society for the Study of Gothic Architecture: Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; Corresponding Member of the Antiquarian Societies of Scotiand, Poictiers, Picardie, and Caen (Academie des Sciences), and of the Comité des Arts et Monuments, &c. The Illustrations by and under the direction of F. W. FAIRHOLT, Esq., F.S.A., author of "Costume in Engiand," &c.
The preparation of this work has occupied my earnest attention for nearly twelve years; my object being to bring together, from the stores of Elizabethan literature, art, or science, whatever really tends to illustrate the pages of the great poet of the world. in the full conviction there yet remains room for one comprehensive edit on which shall answer the requirements of the student and zealous inquirer. Granting that the general spirit of Shakespeare may be appreciated without the as-istance of lengthened commentary, it cannot be denied there is much which is obscure to the modern
reader, numerous allusions to the literature, manners, and phraseology of the times which require explanation and careful discussion.
This is a labour which has never yet been attempted on a large scale. In the preface to the translation of Karl Simrock's "Remarks," 8vo, 1850. I have shown there are up cards of two thousand obsolete words and phrases in Shakespeare left without any explanation in the editions of Mr. Knight and Mr. Collier, Here is. undoubtedly a field of crit cism, which deserves the labour of the student: and without attempting to supply all these deficiencies, it may still be allowed me, without presumption, to promise an extensive advance on what has been accomplished by my predecessors.
Each play will be accompanied by every kind of useful literary and antiquarian illustration, extending to complete copies of all novels, tales, or dramas on which it is founded, and entire mpression of the first sketches, in the cases of the Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, &c. In fact, no pains will be spared to render this edition the most complete in every respect that has yet been produced; super eding entirely the Variorum edition of 1821, with the addition of all Shakespearian discoveries of any importance which have been made since that period. The work will be copiously illustrated by facsimiles and woodcuts, the direction of which has been under taken by Mr. Fairholt, who has also most kindly promised to assist me in the selection. It is unnecessary to enlarge on the importance
of such assistance, nd the valuable aid to be expected from Mr. Fairholt's extensive reading in Flizabethan literature and intimate acquaintance with every department of ancient
One of the early volumes will be illustrated by an entirely new engraving of the monument at Stratford-on-Avon, executed with minute accuracy and by an exact copy of the nortrait of Shakespeare which is prefixed to the first edition of his works. It is almost unnecessary to say these are the only representations of the poet which are undoubtedly authentic.
The size of the first folio, after much consideration, has been adopted. not only because it is the most convenient folio form (barely measuring fourteen inches by nine), and suits the size of the facsimiles, most of which would otherwise have to be folde, but the magnitude of he undertaking precludes any other, were it intended to complete it in any reasonable number of volumes. As it is. it must occupy at least twenty volumes: but should an additional volume be required, it will be presented to the original subscribers,
We now proced to speak of the mode of circula ion; and in anxiously considering this subiect, have been er fui to bear in mind the obligations due to the original subscribers of so expensive a work as well as the necessity of the large expenditure being reimbursed, to say nothing of an adequate return for the literary labour, the attainment of which is more than
problematical, as it would be incompatible
1. The impression of this edition of Shake-
2. The work will be completed in about twenty folio volumes; but any volumes in excess of that number will be presented to the original subscribers.
3. All the plates and woodcuts used for this work will be destroyed, and no separate impression of any of them will be taken off.
The original subscription price of each volume (a thick folio, copiously illustrated) will be Two Guine-s; and bearing in mind the I above restrictions, and the expenditure requisite for such a work, the Editor is confident that price will not only be retained, but, in all probability, greatly raised within a few years. The whole will be completed (D.v.) in six years: so that for a comparatively small annual expenditure (about six guineas during that period, the subscriber will possess the most complete monograph edition of the works of the greatest poet of all ages. Nor can it be anticipated he will be purchasing what is likely to fall in value. He wil pos ess a work that can never come into the market, but, in its pecuniary relations, will stand somewhat in the position of a proof en raving, only to be possessed by a very limited number.
The Editor has been anxious thus to state at some len. th the considerations which have urged him to limit the impression of the work so strictly; for however willing, on many accounts, to seek a more extens ve circulation, he could not bring himself personally to ask for support without taking every means to ensure, in their fullest extent, the interests of those who are inclined to encourage an arduous under aking of this kind. The risk. moreover, was too great to venture the publication in the ordinary way; and he was, therefore, compelled either to abandon the hope of printing his materials. or to appeal to the select few likely to und rstand the merits of the design.
To those few, the Editor hopes he may,
Nor let it be thought such an edition will
Lord Londesborough's noble collection of
English antiquities will be accessible to me for
In every kind of literary illustration of
In conclusion. I am sanguine this longcherished design should not, will not, fail for want of appreciation. The works of Shakespeare, the greatest of all uninspired authors, should surely be surrounded, in one edition at least. by the reading of the student and the pencil of the archæological draughtsman. In one edition, let every source of useful illustration be ex-lored and rendered accessible to the student and the future editor: and even if there be something redundant, much will remain suggestive of fami iar explanations of obscurities and more popular uses.
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THE HISTO. DAVIDS. By the Rev. HE HISTORY and ANTIQUI
WILLIAM BASIL JONES, M.A, Fellow of University College, Ox ord: General Secretary of the Cambrian Archæological Association; and EDWARD A. FREEMAN, M.A., late Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford; Author of the "History of Architecture," "Llandaff Cathedral," &c.
CONTENTS OF PART I. CHAPTER I.-GENERAL DESCRIPTION. Position-Geology and Physical Features of the Country-State of Cultivation. &c.-Approach to St. David's - Town of St. David's -Coast Scenery; (1.) Po th-y-Khaw to Porth-ciais; (2.) Porchelais; to Whitesand Bay; (3.) Aberithy to Whitesand Bay Istands-Natural History and Botany.
CHAPTER II.-PRIMEVAL ANTIQUITIES. Rocking Stone - Meini Hirion - Cromlechs at St. David's Head, Croeswdig, Longhouse, st. Elvis, &c. Carneddau- Camps at Porth-yRhaw, Caerfai, Treheinif, Parc-y-Castell, St. David's Head, Porth-trewen, Pwlleaerog and Abercastell- the old Church "-Roads; Ffos y Myneich (a British trackway); Meidr Dywyll, or Meidr Saint.
CHAPTER III. ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIP-
CONTENTS OF FOLLOWING
CHAPTER IV. ARCHEOLOGY AND HERALDRY
Ritual arrangements- Nave-Font-Gower's -Choir and PresbyteryChanges in the arrangements-Chapels and Chantries Shrines - Tombs - Polychrome and Painted Glass Tiles - Heraldry. CHAPTER V.- ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL.
First period. Transitional, 1180-Second period, 1220 Third period, Early English, 1248Fourth period, Early Decorated, circ. 1293 Fifth peri d, Decora ed, 1328-1347-Sixth period, Erly Perpendicular, 1361-1388 Seventh pe iod, Late Perpendicular, 1460— 1522-Subsequent alterations. CHAPTER VI.-SUBORDINATE BUILDINGS AND
St. Mary's College Cloister - The Chapel The College Buildings.
Bishop's Palace - Parapet-Crypts-Great Hall, &c.- Great Chapel-West side-Gateway-Small Chapel - Bishop's Hall, &c. Kitchen - Remarks on the Decorated Style as exemplified in the works of Bishop Gower. Close Wall and Gateways Prebendal Houses, &c.
Outlying Chapels - Domestic RemainsWeils-Crosses. CHAPTER VII.-GENERAL HISTORY OF THE CHURCH AND SEE. First period, from the sixth to the twelfth century-Second period, from the twelfth to the sixteenth century - Third period, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. APPENDICES, Containing Documents, Lists of Bishops, and Dignitaries, &c.
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The editor of Select Poetry, chiefly devotional, of
"Let my tongue lose singing skill;
To my parched rooffe be glewed,
Till thy joys shall be renewed.
"Lord, plague Edom's traitrous kind; Beare in mind
In our ruyne how they revell'd:
Downe with all, let all be levell'd!
"And thou, Babel, when the tide
Now a flowing, falls to turning,
To as lowe an ebb of mourning. "Happie man, who shall thee wast As thou hast
Us without all mercy wasted,
Wee, poor Wee, have seen and tasted!
"Happie, who thy tender barnes
From the armes
Sites of Buildings changed (Vol. v., pp. 436.524.). -In the Traditions of Lancashire, edited by John Roby, Esq., First Series, vol. i. p. 23., there is a tale entitled The Goblin Builders, showing how "Gamel the Saxon Thane, Lord of Recedham or Rached (now Rochdale) intended to build a chapel unto St. Chadde, nigh to the banks of the Rache or Roach." It seems a level, convenient situation was chosen for the edifice; but thrice were the foundations there laid, and thrice were all the building materials conveyed by invisible agency from this flat spot to a more airy and elevated situation. At last the Thane, ceasing to strive against fate, gave up his original design, and the present church was built on the locality designated by these unseen workmen. The ascent was high, and one hundred and twenty-four steps had to be laid to help the natives up to the chapel of St. Chadde. BONSALL.
Folk Lore of Kacouss People (Vol. v., p. 413.).— Does not the expression "under the bells" mean the lower part of the belfry tower, in which the people could attend divine service, and yet not be in the body of the church? J. B. RELTON.
Charms. The following charm was practised a few weeks since in the village of Newport, Essex, on a poor lad subject to epileptic fits. Nine six
pences were procured from nine virgins (" for which they were to be neither asked nor thanked"); the money was then made into a ring, which the child wore; but with no satisfactory result, possibly from some flaw in the primary condition. METAOUO.
Weather Prophecy (Vol. v., p. 534.).—It is a common opinion in the midland counties that if the oak comes into leaf before the ash, a dry summer may be expected, and a wet summer if the ash is the first. A wet spring is generally, I believe, favourable to the earlier leaves of the ash, which are retarded by a dry one. This year the oak was very much earlier than the ash. H. N. E.
POEM BY (?) Edward bedingfield.
In a copy of Funerali Antichi di diuersi Popoli, et Nationi, &c., Descritti in Dialogo da Thomaso Porcacchi, in Venetia, MDLXXIIII., which was presented to the Hull Subscription Library by the executors of Sir Thomas Coltman, Kt., there is written on a fly-leaf the following poem. title-page bears the signature of Edward Redingfield, and the poem is probably in the same hand. I have retained the old spelling and capital letters.
I'll not change lots with him that weares a crowne.
Curious Mistranslation.-In Dickens' Household Words, in No. 113. (May 22), there is an article entitled "The Rights of French Women," in which, at p. 221., a Frenchman is made to say, that, in consequence of a promenade in the country, he and his child "shall sleep like two wooden shoes." Now this raised a Query in my mind, for I had never before heard "wooden shoes' taxed with any drowsy qualities, although undoubtedly heary; and I could not call to mind any authority for the ascription. Upon turning to a French dictionary, I find that the word sabot, which means a wooden shoe, means also a top my Query was therefore turned into a Note; that Note being, that the writer of the article had wrongfully used the former meaning instead of the latter; and that the Frenchman had really said, he and his child should "sleep like two tops." Is this Note worth your notice? P. T.
A writer in The Builder has
"N. B. It was decided by a great Majority of
"The Bore" in the Severn. In the following passages found in the second text of Lazamon's Brut, which Sir F. Madden considers to have been written about fifty years after the earlier text, the probable date of which he fixes at the commencement of the thirteenth century, occur the three forms of "beares," "beres," "bieres," denoting
"passi over bieres.
1846, vol. i. p. 57.
Street Crossing. cleverly suggested that bridges might be erected in the crowded thoroughfares of London for the convenience of foot passengers, who lose so much valuable time in crossing. As the stairs would occupy a considerable space, and occasion much fatigue, I beg to propose an amendment: Might not the (to) pass over waves."— Lazam., ed. Madden, Lond. ascending pedestrians be raised up by the descending? The bridge would then resemble the letter H, and occupy but little room. Three or four at a time, stepping into an iron framework, would be gently elevated, walk across, and perform by their weight the same friendly office for others rising on the opposite side. Surely no obstacles can arise which might not be surmounted by ingenuity. If a temporary bridge were erected in one of the parks the experiment might be tried at little cost, and, at any rate, some amusement would be afforded. C. T.
Travelling Expenses at the Close of the Seventeenth Century.-I beg to send, for the information of your correspondent A. A. (Vol. iii., p. 143.), the following transcript of a MS. entry on a flyleaf at the end of a Jewish calendar for the year
"be beares me hire bi-nome. the waves took her from me."-Vol. iii. p. 121. "wandri mid .. beres. floating with the waves.' "Vol. iii. p. 144. Sir F. Madden observes, in his Glossarial Remarks, Lazam., vol. iii. p. 451. v. 1341.:
"This word has not been met with in A.-S. It is no doubt the same with the Isl. bára: Old Germ. bäre; Dutch baar, wave or billow. Perhaps the bar of a harbour is hence derived."
May we not also trace to this source the term bore, popularly used to express the tidal wave of the Severn?
R. M. W.