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likely the Centrifugal Railway paid a visit and powdering slippers in 'N. & Q.' mention there too. These gardens were in existence a cupboard at Little Dean Hall, on the till about 1863, when they were cut up for borders of the Forest of Dean, near Newnham, building land.
A. H. ARRLE. which was used for that purpose.
EVERARD HOME COLEMAN.
71, Brecknock Road. The Centrifugal Railway was in the Zoological Gardens in West Derby Road, Liver- “ NOBILE VIRTUTIS GENUS EST PATIENTIA” pool. A Mr. Atkins was the proprietor. I (10th S. iv. 369).-See Andreas Gartner's ‘Proremember seeing the railway a great number verbialia Dicteria, fol. 80 recto (ed. 1570 ; I of times between the years 1855 and 1860. have notiseen that of 1566), I think that no one was ever injured. I never had sufficient courage to venture on
Nobile vincendi genus est patientia, vincit
Qui patitur, Si vis vincere, disce pati.
Wer gedultig ist/ der gewinnt.
The same Latin lines are to be seen in Car
minum Proverbialium...... Loci Communes,' THE PIGMIES AND THE CRANES (10th S. iv. p. 159 (London, 1577 ; I have no earlier 266, 356). — Miss Agnes M. Clerke in her | edition at hand). 'Familiar Studies in Homer,' p. 144, points Both the above collections include the out that “one of the few bits of primitive similar maxim, folk-lore enshrined in the Iliad' relates to
Disce pati, si vis victorum tu fore ciuis the wars of the cranes and the pygmies," and
(cf. 'Sententiæ Proverbiales de Moribus,' proceeds to give a very interesting account of the once common beliefs on this and kin- | Bas. 1568, p. 30), which, with tu and victorum dred subjects.
transposed, is in 'Proverbia Communia'(1480In an inventory of ornaments belonging to 1495). See, above all, W. H. D. Suringar's Lincoln Cathedral in 1536 mention is made edition of Heinrich Bebel's Proverbia Gerof " a case of wode covered we sylver & a fote manica' (Leyden, 1879), pp. 423, 424 of the of copo", havyng a man and a woman callyd 'Annotatio, and, for the sources of the Propygmeis" (Archæologia, vol. liii. p. 17).
verbialia Dicteria, the authorship of the The battles between pigmies and cranes points of interest, the life of Andreas
'Loci Communes Proverbiales,' and other were sometimes represented on tapestry. I have met with one instance, and I think, Deutsche Biographie,' with the references
Gartner in vol. viii. of the Allgemeine more than one, in my reading, but have
EDWARD BENSLY. failed to make a note thereof.
32, Doughty Street, W.C. There is a paper on pigmies by Sir Harry H. Johnston in The Pall Mall Magazine for I have no copy at hand of the 'Disticha' of February, 1902. EDWARD PEACOCK. Dionysius Cato, but much suspect that these
or similar lines may be found there. In the DETECTIVES IN FICTION (10th S. iv. 307, 356). same, lib. i. 38, we find:“Maxima enim morum -The details to which MR. YARDLEY refers
semper patientia uirtus”; as I have menare recoverable from Dunlop's 'Prose Fiction.' tioned in my notes to Langland's 'Piers PlowVoltaire seems to have obtained the incident man,' C. xvi. 138. So also in my notes to from the "Soirées Bretonnes of Gueulette, Chaucer, 'Cant. Tales,' F. 774. who had it from an Italian work, the original being “an Arabic work of the thirteenth
Langland quotes a similar sentiment from
the French. In 'P. Plowman,' C. xiv. 202, century, entitled 'Nighiaristan.”
he has :
Ys no vertue so feyr, of value ne of profyt,
loue. published work 'At the Sign of the Barber's And so witnesseth the wyse, and wysseth the Pole,' says:
Bele vertue est suffraunce, &c. "In houses of any pretension was a small room And again, in C. xvi. 138, “pacientes uincunt.” set apart for the purpose, and it was known as the And again, in B. X. 439, “ quant oportet vient powdering room. Here were fixed two curtains, and the person went behind, exposing the head en place, il ny ad que pati.” And compare, only, which received its proper supply of powder from B. vi. 316, Paupertatis onus patienter without any going on the clothes of the individual ferre momento" which is quoted from dressed."
Dionysius Cato, 'Disticha,' lib. i. 21. Some of the references to powdering gowns
WALTER W. SKEAT.
turbing, since of all the Tudor and early Stuart Miscellaneous.
dramatists Fletcher is the loosest in versification.
In our own extracts, compiled before authoritative NOTES ON BOOKS, &o.
editions were available, we notice lines of supposed
blank verse so redundant as Beaumont and Fletcher: The Maids Tragedy ;
Philaster; A King, and no King; The Scornful Go bid your lady seek some fool to fawn on her, Lady; The Custom of the Country. The Text which occurs in a speech of Dinant in 'The Little edited by Arnold Glover, M.A. (Cambridge, French Lawyer.' Very much more striking proUniversity Press.)
longations of lines are now to be traced, but these The knowledge that a new edition of Beaumontare attributable to the ignorance of the printer, or and Fletcher was in contemplation by the Syndics possibly to attempts at economy of space. Another of the Cambridge University Press begot hopes volume of what is destined to be a popular edition which seemed dashed when, close on the heels of is, we gather, in an advanced stage. It is much to the announcement, camo intelligence of the death be hoped that progress will be rapid, as, from the of Mr. Arnold Glover, the appointed editor. No energy with which the series has been prosecuted, great delay has, however, been experienced in we have a right to expect. A complete and portgetting the work in hand. Mr. A. R. Waller-who able Beaumont and Fletcher is one of the most has edited for “The Cambridge English Classics," desirable of literary possessions. It is pleasant to in which series the present work is comprised, think that two zealous attempts to supply what is the 'Hudibras' of Samuel Butler, 'The Poems of so requisite are in progress. Richard Crashaw,'The English Poems of Abraham Cowley, and Poems on Several Occasions' by The Tragedies of Algernon Charles Swinburne. Prior-has stepped into the breach, and with the Vol. II. (Chatto & Windus.) aid of Mrs. Glover, who was associated with her The second volume of the collected tragedies of husband in his preliminary labours, has brought Mr. Swinburne consists of Chastelard' and Both out the first volume with a celerity which gives well,' the latter in two acts and twenty-six scenes. hope of a reasonably speedy accomplishment of the There is no occasion for us to criticize afresh & task. Meantime, under the care of Mr. A. H. book of modern poetry, a task, indeed, outside our Bullen, another and, in some respects, more am- province. It is, however, permissible to take the bitious edition, of which the first volume has seen opportunity of the reissue of these noble and the light, has begun. The order of the plays in powerful works to say that since the days of Victor these two latest editions, so far as the work has Hugo and Musset no volume containing an equal proceeded, is the same, being that of the second or 1679 folio, the text of which, in spite of the hostile this or, we believo, any other country. While
amount of poetry and drania has seen the light in comment it has provoked, is, generally speaking, our faith in Hugo as a dramatist is waning—a fact the best to be obtained. Fron all its predecessors to which, in the presence of Mr. Swinburne, we, the edition now issued differs in various respects. altering Virgilian phrase, allude in shudderingThat each volume is, or will be, separately obtain that in Mr. Swinburne augments, and we do not able is a matter of convenience to the few; that despair of seeing the day when Chastelard' is the price is half that of previous or competing played, though we are hopeless of finding actors editions is of importance to the many; that the capable of personating the characters and speaking, text is, for the time, based entirely upon an early edition, admitting no form of conjectural the two plays now reissued. On p. 142,
the verse. It has been a genuine delight to reread emendation, constitutes its specializing feature.
So soften the toothed iron's edge, Though accepted as the basis of the edition, the second folio is not held to be faultless, or even to in a speech of the queen, is printed “so often," &c., supply in all instances the best obtainable text.
to the destruction of the sense. The complete For the plays generally, however, the first full edition of the plays will be an inestimable boon, collection of which it furnishes, it is the best and as such we will give it welcome. and only source, and considering the conditions under which, in common with all the volumes The Ingoldsby Leyends; or, Minth and Marvels. of “The Cambridge English Classics," the work By Thomas Ingoldsby, Esq. (Frowde.) is issued, its selection, in the interest of scien. To the “Standard Oxford Editions,” some forth. tific arrangement, was imperative. In an appendix coming volumes of which we have recently an. is given an apparatus of variant readings. This nounced, has been added a reproduction of The comprises “the text of all the early issues, that Ingoldsby Legends.' This marvellous collection is to say, of all editions prior to and includ- ripens rather than ages, and can still be read from ing the second folio.” In the full sense, then, beginning to end. Apart from their animal spirits the edition is critical and adequate, and for the and brio, these legends give some of the most practical purposes of the scholar it is all that can marvellous rines in the language. Twenty-five be required. Its advantages of handiness and reproductions of designs of Cruikshank, Leech, and appearance are those of a well conceived and others, and a portrait of Barham add to the joy of executed series, and are creditable to a great perusal. university. What is most important in the various early editions which have been collated for the The Essays of Elia. 2. vols. (Heinemann.) purpose of the text is the disposition as prose or Witu an able and scholarly introduction by blank verse. Many corruptions have doubtless Mr. Arthur Waugh, a generous appreciator of crept into folios and quartos. Through ignorance or Lamb, this edition of 'Elia' adds to the attractions some other cause, however, many passages in which of Heinemann's “Favourite Classics," which are the aim after verse is evident are in the early also the world's cheapest classics. Each volume editions printed as prose. This is the more dis- I contains a portrait of Lamb.
PROF. C. H. FIRTH, in The Scottish Historical
BOOKSELLERS' CATALOGUES.NOVEMBER. Review (Glasgow, MacLehose & Sons), tells the story, so far as it is at present known, of a duel
MR. B. H. BLACKWELL, of Oxford, has a cata. fought,
soon after the Restoration, between the logue (No. CIII.) of Educational Books, secondsecond Earl of Southesk and the Master of Gray, hand and new. These include standard school and the latter of whom was killed. Few details have college editions of Greek and Latin classics, modern been preserved; but the origin of the quarrel seems history, philology, and theology and Church hisclear. The office of Sheriff of Forfar was vacant, tory. and both the combatants desired it. The Master Mr. Francis Edwards issues a fourth part of his of Gray was the more eligible candidate, as he had American Catalogue. This contains Mexico, Cenall along been loyal to Charles during his exi
tral America, the West India Islands, and Guiana. while his opponent, then Lord Carnegie, had been in The catalogue already runs into over three thousand favour of the Cromwellian union between Scotland five hundred items. There are important manuand England. The encounter occurred somewhere script documents relating to General Melvill, not far from London. There was a ballad pub- including his Letter and Order Books, 6 vols., 257. lished at the time, and here reprinted, which states Melvill
died in 1809, and was the oldest general
in that Bigglesworth, in Bedfordshire, was the scene the army; he was the inventor of the naval gun of the tragedy. The Rev. R. Menzies Fegusson, known as a carronade.” Details of his correM.A., contributes an interesting paper on Pres- spondence are given. Under Mexico we note Lord bytery and Popery in the Sixteenth century. It Kingsborough's 'Antiquities,' large paper, 9 vols. has been said that after the establishment of the folio, .very scarce, 1830-48,' 1101. ; and Baxter's. reformed religion in Scotland the persecution of Spanish-Colonial Architecture,' 10 vols. royal 4to, Roman Catholics in that country, was of a less 1903, 21%. There is a long list under Slavery. Mr. bloody kind than in England. This may be true, Edwards announces that Parts V. and VI., relating and we think it is so, but evidence on the point to South Am ca, are in a forward state. is both conflicting and scanty. If, however, Mr. Sydney V. Galloway, of Aberystwyth, has a. such cases as those of Lady Livingstone, Lady short list of books in Welsh and relatiog to Wales. Cromlix, and Lady Urchill are to be regarded We note a very scarce work, Lloyd's History of as samples of the manners of the Kirk authori- the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient ties, one cannot avoid coming to the conclusion Nobility of Powys l'adog,' 6 vols. 8vo, 61. 6s. ; _the that if lives were spared they must have been original edition of the 'Mabinogion,' with an Eng. rendered well-nigh unbearable by the meddle- lish translation and notes by Lady Charlotte Guest, someness of those in authority. We had a large paper, 3 vols., morocco by. Bedford, 1847, notion thrt all attainable evidence relating to the 81. 8s.; Powell's History of Canıbria,' translated battle of Killiecrankie had long been in the hands by H. Boyd, 1584, 31. 10s.; and Red Book of Her.. of students. In this we were mistaken, for Mr, gest,' vol. ii., The Text of the Bruts,' edited by A. H. Millar has reproduced, in a translated John Rhys and J. G. Evans, No. 206 of 500 copies, form, two Celtic ballads written by a Highland 1890, 11. 10s. poet who was an eyewitness of the victory. The Hon. Vicary Gibbs supplies a review of 'The New Remainders. There are sone handsome art folios
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The Gallery of Old over the Border. The history of the Brooch of "The Shakespeare
items include Lorn, mentioned by Sir Walter Scott in. The Lord With the Flag to Pretoria,' by H. W. Wilson, 68. ; of the Isles' (II. xi.), is detailed by Mr. Ian Mac- Wood-Martin's Elder Faiths of Ireland,'180
archæo. Dougall, and a good woodcut is furnished of the logical illustrations, 2 vols., 98.; Rabelais, 3 vols., ornament. Its historic associations are enthralling; Bullen, 178. 6d. ; Richards’s Her Majesty's Army, and, regarded as a work of art only, it is a relic of 45 large coloured plates, 3 vols. 4to, 15s. ; and Rathextreme interest.
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of a MS. of great interest and importance. The any one of which, if examined, will show the care notes have been made as full as possible to illustrate which has been taken to trace the provenance and the characteristics of the early Elizabethan drama. history of the volumes. The whole is, in fact, To technical knowledge Mr. Churton Collins adds admirably "documenté,” if we may use a French. a poetic sympathy and appreciation not commonly word for which there is no convenient English encountered.
equivalent. An admirable supply of illustrations
increases the value of the book as a work of refer. wishes to visit the Levant, and gave, perhaps, the
Thus No. 2447, Hortus Sanitatis,' an old Oriental colouring which is observed in my poetry.” Herbal, offers a full description of the details of
Messrs. Sotheran send us an advance copy of their the printing, and adds references to Hain, Proctor, Price Current for 17 November. Each item has and the British Museum copies. There are three
some special interest. We can note only a few reproductions of plates from the book, one occupy. A complete set of the Ballad Society's Publicaing two whole pages, and another a page. The tions, 1868-1902, edited by Furnivall, Chappell, and illustrations are upwards of 1,350. There are no Ebsworth, 161. 16s. ; Biblical Archæology Society's fewer than four copies of the Nuremberg Chro Transactions, 21 vols., 181. 18s.; Robert
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Every page is
Mr. Thomas Thorp, of Reading, has a good enough to delay the book-lover, who will assuredly 1781, scarce, 27. 188.; the ninth edition of The
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Mansions of England,' 1840, 12s.; Von Gerning':
Allibone's sources which swallow up the best things in this life.
English Literature,' 21. 18s.; and Cocker's * ArithMr. Frank Murray, of Derby, has Warner and metic,' 1718, scarce, with portrait, 12s. 6d. There Williams's 'Orchid Album,' 171. ; Scarron's 'Le are a number of interesting travels, first editions of Romant Comique, original vellum, 1652, 25l. (the Dickens, also a long list of books at a shilling. first edition, and very rare); and Foster's Stuarts
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Memoirs,' Strawberry Hill, 1772, extremely rare, Mr. A. Russell Smith has published the first part 101. 108.; Walpole's Letters,' a large-paper copy of Literature. The sujects include Alchemy, Astrology, first edition, large paper, full calf by Bedford, 12.; of a highly interesting catalogue of Old English Cunningham's edition, 91. 9s.; Warner's Hamp
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