« AnteriorContinuar »
writer gives a detailed genealogy of the family, and bolton Church. Among them is that of Sir Wilshows that the present lineal representative of John liam Bourchier, Lord Fitz-Waryn, j. ux., impaling Dubh Matheson, the first of the line (cir. 1539), is the coat of his wife, Thomasia, eldest daughter and Eric Grant Matheson, b. 1865, son of Col. James co-heir of Sir Richard Hankford, Kt., by his first Brooke Matheson, H.E.I.C.S. If the ancestors of wife, Elizabeth, sole heir of Fulk, last Lord Fitzthis young gentleman formed the main stem of the Warine, viz., quarterly, I and 4, Fitz-Warine ; Mathesons, which is not unlikely, and if the 2 and 3, Argent, two bends wavy sable, for HankMathesons were an independent clan, which is ford—-late Stapledon's coat.
B. W. G. extremely doubtful, then Eric Grant Matheson may be regarded as representing the chiefs of the
BEAUCHAMP QUERIES (5th S. xi. 347, 436.)— Mathesons. No one having any acquaintance Allow me to thank MR. Wilson and others who with the Highlands ever supposed that either the have answered me, either through “N. & Q." or late Sir James Matheson or Mr. Matheson of privately. If the former will kindly look again at Ardross had any claim to that distinction. The the Beauchamp pedigree, I think he will see that idea that they might be heads of the clan probably the Richard to whom he refers was the sixth Earl arose from their being in possession of extensive of Warwick, and son of Thomas, fifth Earl. My properties in the North. These, however, were query, No. 4, refers to his uncle Richard, son of
HERMENTRUDE. purchased by them, both having made fortunes in Thomas, fourth Earl. mercantile pursuits.
MAJOR ANDRÉ (5th S. xi. 7, 31, 52.)— It might Of the Clan Matheson itself it is doubtful whether be useful to A. P. S. to know that a quotation the bearers the name were ever in the position from Mrs. Crowe's Night-side of Nature
, vol. i. of an independent clan. If not, the term chief"
c. iii., on * André and a Derbyshire Dream,” is would be a wrong one to apply to their heads. given in the Reliquary, vol. iv. p. 60. Skene says of them, “Of the history of this clan
ALICE B, GOMME. we know nothing whatever," and the name appears only occasionally in Highland history, and then WILL OF JOHN TURKE, SEN. (5th S. xi. 285, only as belonging to individuals. Even if the 335, 399, 418.) ---In the Paston Letters (second name of the Macmaken, mentioned by the historian ed., vol. ii. p. 256, No. 82, 17 Ed. IV., 1477) Bowar as having been seized with others by Margery P. thus writes to her “ryth reu’rent and James I. at Inverness in 1427, and generally worscheful husbond”: “My modyr sent to my spoken of as head of the Mathesons, is equivalent fadyr to London for a Goune cloth of Mustyrddeto Matheson, the connexion of the owner with the vyllers* to make of a Goune for me," &c. To this later Mathesons cannot be ascertained precisely. Fenn appends the following note : The Mathesons, so far as is historically known of “* This word occurs more than once in these Letters, them, were always dependent on the great clan of but the meaning of it I cannot ascertain to my own Mackenzie, in whose country they lived, and in satisfaction, thoughperhaps it refers to some place in
France where the cloth was manufactured. The followwhose history theirs is swallowed up. There ing, however, appears the most satisfactory explanation : is nothing to show that they ever possessed Musterdevelers, Mustyrddevyllers, Moitie, or (as someLochalsh, but it is probable that they long occupied times anciently and erroneously spelt) Mestier de Velours, a part of it as kindly tenants of the Mackenzies, French or half velvet; or Mestis de Velours, a bastard lords of Kintail, who had a Crown charter to it between Loth. On the present occasion a proper allow
velvet, Mestoyant is also an old French word signifying after the break up of the lordship of the Isles. ance must be made for the imperfections of female A. M. S. spelling in an age of unsettled orthography."
T. W. W. SMART. SIR RICHARD HANKFORD, KT., ANNERY (5th S. xi. 440, 457), adopted the coat armour of
"APUÆ” (5th S. xi. 325, 417.)— The word occurs Stapledon, viz., Argent, two bends wavy sable, occasionally in Apicius. In my edition (by Schuch, instead of his paternal coat, Sable, on a chevron Heidelberg, 1867), lib. iv. § 131, p. 74, is a receipt argent three bars wavy gules, in consequence of for a Patina de apua," and in § 132, “ Patina de his mother, Thomasia, being daughter and heir of apua sine apua.” As the former is short I subjoin Sir Richard Stapledon, Kt., of Andery. In con- it here :firmation of this statement LaD is referred to (1) "Apuam lavas, ex oleo maceras, in cumana compones, the heraldic panels in front of the oak music adicies oleum, liquamen, vinum, alligas fasciculos rutze gallery in the old hall of Hestercombe, co. Somer- let origani, et subinde apuam baptizabis. Cum cocta set, the ancient seat of the Warre family ; (2) the fuerit, proicies fasciculos et piper aspargis et inferes." Compton hatchment in Ringwood Church, Hants,
C. H. MAYO. of Compton impaling Warre with nine quarterings ;
Long Burton, Sherborne. and (3) Nicholas Charles's Visitation of the County THE RELIGION OF ISLAM (5th S. xi. 369, 394, of Huntingdon in 1613 (Camden Soc., xliii. 22), ) 410.)-I have little doubt that the notion that wherein are recorded the armorial shields in Kim- Mohammedans deny that women have souls arose
from the fact that no women are seen joining in death (in 1665) are not wholly authentic ; the the public worship in mosques ; hence travellers were prepared or edited by his steward Gears would not unnaturally conclude that as they do Hartman, and neither the facts, the opinions, not worship they do not expect any future life. the words employed can be attributed to š It is said that there is a conmon potion among Kenelm without careful consideration, both Hebrews and Mohammedans that a woman
EDWARD SOLLT. can only be saved by being united to a husband. Is. iv. 1 is quoted to support this opinion: “In work of Brunetto Latini abont which MR. Wsm
The First CYCLOPÆDIA (56 S. xi. 447.)-The that day seven women shall take hold of one man; inquires is Li Livres dou Trésor. It was printe saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel, only let us be called by thy name
at Paris in 1863, in one volume, 4to., from MS [marg., * Let thy name be called
the Library of the Arsenal. Dr. Barlor has gives away our reproach." E. LEATON BLENKINSOPP.
an account of the author and a brief description o
the Livres dou Trésor in his Contributions to the "TO FALL OVER” (5th S. xi. 288, 436.) — Though Study of the Divina Commedia (pp. 423-32), and nowise connected with the sense of falling asleep, quotes Ser Brunetto's reasons for writing his book Shakspeare uses falling over in the uncommon sig in French :nification of revolting, deserting from one side to "Et se aucuns demandoit por quoi cist livres e another :
escriz en romans, selonc le langage des Francois, puisqa "And dost thou now fall over to my foes.?
nos somes Ytaliens, je dirois que ce est por ij. raison Thou wear a lion's hide !"
l'une car nos somes en France, * et l'autre porte que la King John, Act iii. sc. 1. parleure est plus delitable et plus commune à toutes
“DIVINE BREATHINGS” (5th S. xi. 240, 336, Douglas and Deuchar. They gave the arms borne 418, 433.)--An edition was published by the Book by the Haig of Bemerside of their day-a de- Society for Promoting Religions Knowledge, dated scendant of David. In the Lyon Office in Edin- 1833. This is in 12mo. I think an exsmination burgh, the official register, the arms of Haig of of the preface is conclusive that Christopher Penin, Bemerside are facing inwards.
the introducer (possibly reviser) of these meditaJ. R. Haig. tions, was not the author. There is a sentence at
p. 49 which I quote for comparison with TennyHERALDRY (5th S. xi. 448.) -Azure, three leo-son's words in the prelude to In Memorian:pards' faces or, are the arms of Barnes. Azure, * Our little systems have their day, three leopards' heads or, are the arms of Moore of
They have their day, and cease to be; Wiltshire. See Papworth's Ordinary and Burke's
They are but broken lights of Thee, Armory.
C. J. E.
And Thou, O Lord, art more than they."*
This unknown author writes : "Those golden rays Who was Sam POWDER? (5th S. xi. 447.)—It of goodness which lie scattered in the creature are may be pretty safely asserted that there was no only to be found conjunctively in God.” person of the name of Sam Powder, and that no.
J. R. S. C. book on cookery has been published under that name. The portrait prefixed to Sir Kenelm Digby's In the catalogue of the English portion of the Choice and Experimental Receipts, &c., is probably library of Archdeacon Wrangham is “Perin's a copy of the engraved portrait by T. Cross, and Divine Breathings, 1767.” The particular number there should be in the background five books, of the edition is not given. G. W. NAPIER representing five' of the author's most important
Alderley Edge. works, namely, Plants, Sympathetic Powder, Receipts in Cookery, Receipts in Physic, Sir K. ference to No. 3 of the portraits recently purchased
THREE PORTRAITS (5th S. xi. 327.)-With rrDigby of Bodies. How it has come to pass that in by F. M. J.
, the Latin inscription below it rather the plate described by your correspondent two of leads to the conclusion that it represents Andrer these books, Sympathetic Powder and Receipts in Alciati of Milan, who taught Roman law from Cookery, have been joined into one, and made Sam. 1618 to his death in 1550 in the universities of Powder his Cookery, it is not easy to explain, but Avignon, Milan, Bourges, Paris, and Bologna, an! probably the engraver who copied Cross's plate to whom Erasmus applied the eulogy of Cicero of thought the titles of the books in the background Scævola, “ that he was the most jurisprudent of of very little importance.
It may be worth while to observe that the books printed in the name of Sir Kenelm Digby after his 1267.
* He was living in exile at Paris from 1260 to 1266 or
7, King Street, Corent Garden
“DIVINE BREATHINGS” 3. 418, 433.)- An edition was patliste Society for Promoting Religion is 1833. This is in 12mo. I think s of the preface is conclusive that Chs the introdncer (possibly reriser op tions, was not the author. There i P. 49 which I quote for comparisa son's words in the prelnde to Ingle
* Our little systems bave their dig
They hava tbeir day, and can
They are but broken lights d')
And Thou, O Lord, art more than This unknown anthor writes : “Tha of goodness which lie scattered in this only to be found conjunctively in bu
in death (in 1665 e Det skal de -rs were prepared redited by its
orators and the most eloquent of lawyers ” (see lation of original documents in England and France, Jo Hartman, and neither the fact 2
Hallam's Literature of Europe, vol. i. pp. 569-70). M. Wiesener is able to present us with few new materials Ee the words emphoted can be
A, C. S.
of any consequence, and he has not always chosen the
best old ones. His search for facts was much facilitated ag Kenelm withou: cca waside
“MY MOTHER BIDS ME BIND MY HAIR” (5th S. xi. by the Record publications, and he acknowledges his 449.)—This famous English ballad was written by Affairs, edited by Joseph Stevenson. He also pays a
indebtedness to the Calendars of State Papers, Foreign i.
Mrs. Anne Hunter, wife of John Hunter, the high tribute to Miss Strickland, whom he credits with The First Craterson fizanatomist, for Haydn's canzonets (circ. 1791-2) and being the first to make use of the Bedingfield papers 2, work of Brunette Intie abea published in a volume of her songs in 1802. Can (bcing apparently unaware of Lingard's reference
to inquires is Li Lima da Tree. In the words have been running in Sir Walter Scott's them), which, he says, bave enabled him to renew the e at Paris in 1863, in de Fozzini head when he wrote the second verse of Blanche of history." of Elizabeth's captivity at Woodstock, when
before this there was nothing but legend." Miss Yonge, Devan's song in the Lady of the Lake? “Why in her editorial preface, goes beyond M. Wiesener, anin the Bibliothèque lupenale des e the Library of the Arsenal Indian are you wandering
here, I pray?" is from Kenney's nouncing that “Sir Henry Bedingfield's papers are here an account of the author and sizes comedy of Sweethearts and Wives. James Kenney for the first time brought forward,” whereas every
the Livres don Trésor in tis flourished between 1800 and 1849 and wrote incident quoted by M. Wiesener from those papers is to be 5 | Study of the Dirins Conse Raising the Wind, Masaniello and the Sicilian found in Miss Strickland's lives of Mary and Elizabeth,
except the document called " My Lady Elizabeth's suit." >> quotes Ser Brunetto's reasons iac
Author, editor, and translator seem to have fallen into Moor Court. in French :
confusion when referring to Miss Strickland; the two
latter citing the first edition of the Lives of the Queens of “ Bt se aucuns demandait pas les
AUTHORS OF BOOKS WANTED (5th S. xi. 329.)- England instead of the later ones, in which she makes escriz en romans, selone le langage is According to Lowndes's Bibliographers' Manual the Wiesener's work is doubtless of value to French students of
use of the Bedingfield papers. Taken as a whole, M. nos somes Ytaliens, je dirais que es
author of the two volumes of tales entitled London in the English history, but English students will find little that l'une car nos sones en France
Olden Time was a Miss Lawrence. In contemporary is not familiar, 'or at all events accessible to them; and parleure est plus delitable et plus as
reviews of the first series the author is spoken of as a the interest the book possesses as a narrative is marred young lady. Miss Lawrence must have been a remarkably by innumerable misprints, sometimes merely literal, but -strong-minded” young lady to be fascinated with the often obscuring the sense. There is something more musty records of old London. W. A. CLOUSTON.
tban a misprint in the curious statement (vol. i. p. 125): AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (5th S. xi. kneeling on the grass the state prisoners illegally kept in
“ On ber entrance into the Tower the queen (Mary) saw 449.
captivity by the two previous kings. These were Edward “One of the sheep," &c.
Courtenay and his father, the Marquis of Exeter, who J. E. has misquoted from Milton's Lycidos. It reads :- had been decapitated in 1539 without trial or crime." “The hungry sleep look up, and are not fed,
Apart from the peculiarity of a headless marquis But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw,
kneeling beside bis son, M. Wiesener has overlooked the Rot inwardly and foul contagion spread :
fact thut Courtenay's father was condemned to death in Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw
1538 for “treasonable adherence to Cardinal Pole," and Daily devours apace, and nothing said."
that the minutes of his trial are preserved in the Baga de D. B. B.
Secretis, pouch xi. The author of Cameos from English (3rd S. ix. 257 ; x. 258 ; 5th S. xi. 259, 458.)
History endangers her well-merited reputation by “Who would not rather trust and be deceived,” &c.
lending her name as editor to a translation it is difficult
to believe she could have read in manuscript without The poem Love On, of which the above form the con seeing greater justice done to M. Wiesener, both for his cluding lines, was written by Eliza Cook; that of Love sake and her own. Nol was written by the Hon. Mrs. Norton. B.
The Lover's Tale. By Alfred Tennyson. (C. Kegan
Paul & Co.)
From the preface to the Lover's Tale we learn that the
poem was composed in the author's nineteenth year, and NOTES ON BOOKS, &c.
that its publication now has been forced upon him by The Youth of Queen Elizabeth, 1533-1558. By Louis omissions and amendments which he had in contempla
the recent appearance of pirated editions, "without the Wiesener. Edited from the French by Charlotte M. tion, and marred by the many misprints of the com
Yonge. 2 vols. (Hurst & Blackett.)
positor.". Furthermore, it appears that the Lover's Tale of history reversed. The short and easy characterization mature life-that fragment from Boccaccio which, 'the edition is not given,
of Henry VIII.'s daughters as “Bloody Mary" and under the name of the Golden Sapper," was included " Good Queen Bess," once a fortieth article of the Pro- in 1869 in the volume entitled The Holy Grail, and other
testant faith, has long yone out of fashion, and it is no Poems. Little can come from the honoured hand of the THREE PORTRAITS (5te & zi
longer considered unpatriotic to question the integrity of Laureate that will not be welcome to his admirers; but Elizabeth's motives and the greatness of her acts. Her it is obvious that in a work of his minority, which he
latest biographer, M. Wiesener, does not come forward himself has been content to forget for six-and-forty F. M. J., the Latin inscription for
as either her champion or accuser. He aims at showing years, we cannot look for much beyond the promise of
with judicial impartiality the influence of early vicissi. his " golden prime." Unfortunately the preface is silent iati of Milan, who taught Fier
todes on her character and conduct. For this purpose as to the exact amount of revision which the poem has
now undergone, and this could only be ascertained by gnon, Milan, Bourges Paris, und Diya
and gleaning scattered ears of corn in the fields whence sion, or the iggue of 1833 from which it was printed. If hom Erasmus applied the ealogadu
they reaped abundant harvests. In spite of careful col the alterations have not been great, then his mastery rola, “ that he was the most finese Je was living in exile at Paris fra 1897
In the catalogue of the Englisy brary of Archdeacon Wranglan hrine Breathings, 1767. The partie
Alderley Edge. Z tex2E)
ence to No. 3 of the portraits mat ds to the conclusion that in neprest 3 to his death in 1550 in the per
of his marvellously cadenced blank verse must have THE LATE MR. CHARLES BRIDGER.-The science in come to Mr. Tennyson as precociously as heroics to the heraldry has recently sustained a loss in the deathe youthful Pope. Here is a passage, for example, which Mr. Bridger, the author of the most useful handbooks might have been taken from the later Gardener's Printed Pedigrees contained in Local Histories, d'e., 15 Daughter :
8vo. From his earliest days Mr. Bridger devoted he “Love, rising, shook his wings, and charged the winds self to genealogical studies ; and his matured knowleda, With spiced May-sweets from bound to bound, and which was always readily communicated, has receired blew
frequent recognition at the hands of inquirers into Fresh fire into the sun, and from within
heraldic lore." In all ages,” says Fuller, there was Burst thro' the heated buds, and sent his soul
be as well a beginning of new gentry as an ending of Into the songs of birds, and touch'd far off
ancient"; and to the former class Mr. Bridger was a His mountain altars, his high hills, with flame conscientious guide, having all the qualities of a ga! Milder and purer.”
herald. Of late he suffered much from ill health, which, Elsewhere we are reminded, by the
however, did not prevent him from the compilation d “ Cries of the partridge like a rusty key
some works of merit in his favourite pursuit. He pre Turned in the lock," jected an authentic Armory of Lancashire and Cheshire
, of that minute observation of natural objects which has siderable progress with his Roll of the Collige of Arun |
and a list of Lancashire wills. We believe he made con ever been characteristic of the Laureate's poetry. Else which it is to be hoped one of the Heralds will perfect where, again, there are splendid landscapes, notably one
Mr. Bridger had likewise prepared a Catalogue of Family at pp. 29, 30. For the tale itself, it suffers, of course, by | Histories and Pedigrees hitherto Published, or Private comparison with its sequel, the “ Golden Supper.” As Printed. He was an Honorary Member of the Societ! the narrators are different persons this does not matter of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His remas very much; but it is impossible not to see that if the earlier portions had been written now the movement the 29th ult., by Stephen Tucker, E.q., Rouge Crois,
were followed to the grave at Brompton Cemetery, o would have been brisker and more direct, and the narra- Messrs. J. P. and W. H. Rylands, of Thelwall, Cheshire, tive less interrupted with digression and ornament. At
and other personal friends. the same time the very youthfulness of the style and the exuberance of fancy are not wholly unsuited to the circumstances of the story. In any case, the poem is one which would make the fortune of a lesser man.
Notices to Correspondents. Only Mr. Tennyson, out of the opulence of his possessions, could afford to "willingly let it die."
We must call special attention to the following setact :
On all communications should be written the name and Bille Echoes in Ancient Classics. By Craufuru Tait address of the sender, not necessarily for publication
, but Ramage, LL.D. (A. & C. Black.)
as a guarantee of good faith. Our late much valued and lamented contributor, who had erected a monument to his good taste and scholarship know that the following separate tales, or collections of
C. G. MOREN (Orebro).-It may be of service to you to by his various collections of the Beautiful Thoughts from tales, by Hans Christian Andersen, have been pablished. Greek, Latin, French, Italian, German, and Spanish at different times by English translators, besides the colo writers, has in this, his last book, placed the crown on lected edition (Tales for Children, translated by Webinert that monument. Dr. Ramage tells us that, in bringing mentioned in our last number, viz., Only a Fiddler and together the finer thoughts of Greek and Roman authors, 0. T., by Mrs. Howitt, 1815, 3 vols'; The Improt stort, it was impossible not to be struck by their grent likeness by Mary Howitt, 1845; Poet's Bazuar, by C. Beckwith
, to what is found in the inspired writings of the Old and 1846, 3 vols., Picture: Book without Pictures, by Meta New Testaments. He had drawn attention to this in his Taylor, 1847; True Story of my Lije, by Mary Howist, Greek and Latin volumes, but thinking it might not be 1847; Andersen's Fairy Legends and Tules (illustrated), without interest to enter at length into the subject, no styled on title-page Danish Fuiry Legends end Tals, complete work of this kind having ever appeared, he by Hans Christian Andersen, second edition, enlarged, undertook the very interesting volume before us. parallel classical passages are given at length and accom
As the Addey & Co., Old Bond Street, 1853 (this edition bears panied by carefully prepared English versions, the book from the Danish); The Ice. Ma den, by Mrs. Bushby,
no name of translator, but purports to be made directly is calculated to command the attention of a large class of 183 ; Out of the Heart, by H. W. Dulcken, Ph.D., George readers, other than professed students of theology. Routledge, 1867; and,' by the same translator and pubNotes of the Debates in the House of Lords, 1624 and lisher, Stories for the Household, 1 vol., Stories and I'ales
1626. Edited by Samuel Rawson Gardiner. (Camden 2 vols., and that the Moon Saw, all illustrated. Society.)
W. H. R.- Many thanks, but you will see that you The editor's name sufficiently attests the historical have been anticipated. value of the contents of this volume, which are the A. E. Q. is requested to send his name and address. official notes of Henry Elsing, the well-known Clerk of Parliament, and relate to the last Parliament of King
J. B. (Bexley Heath.)— Much appreciated. James I, and the second of Charles I. The ordinary
RUSTICUS.–Next week. reader would not be likely to return to the volume a D. G. C. E.-If possible next week. second time if his purpose were mere amusement, but for the historical student it abounds in hints, and references, and suggestions, of considerable importance and Editorial Communications should be addressed to "TH that the true history of the period will be hereafter Business Letters to "The Publisher"-at the Office, 34 sometimes of great interest. It is from such materials Editor of Notes and Queries "" _Advertisements are compiled, for the authority of these notes is undoubted, Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C. Mr. Gardiner gives there the additional sanction of munications
which, for any reason, we do not print ; 304 to guarantee worth We beg leave to state that we decline to return con his own name.
to this rule we can mako no exception.
and Present Centuries. 486.
LONDON, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1879.
of pilgrims to the famous “ Klint,” to say nothing
of the various trading vessels, steam and sailing, CONTENTS. – N° 286.
which bear to the island the produce of the outer NOTES :-The Island of Moën, 481-The Hycsos in Egypt, 482 world, without which even Moën could not be
Australian Heraldry -- Fielding the Novelist, 484-cin- happy or contented. And here let me utter a
this): heed not the solicitations of the drivers who QUERIES :-Wives of Peers and Baronets---Hannah More's beset you, resist their blandishments, banish their -The "Kaleidoscope" - Arms of Hartow Sehool –" Lego over-officious presence from your ind, and resolve Henrico," &c.-Ms. List of Irish Saints -Early Printing to have none of them. It is not more than nine Cotton of Oxenboath - "Coker", for "Cocoa" - John Taylor; miles from Stege to Liselund, where the cliffs are, Names--Rev. J. Standerwick Slingsby Family - Trench- and that represents two hours' good walking and more-Empire Paste-Leighton Family-" Solander" Boxes a splendid appetite for the dinner they will give -H. Butler, of Handley-Edward, Lord Hastings-Quotations Wanted, 488.
you at Liselund if you are more fortunate in being REPLIES:- Milton and Vallombrosa, 488 – Longfellow's able to order Danish dishes than I was.
Translation of Dante, 489-Prayer towards the East, 490-
Stege, quaintest of little towns, will detain you, -The Pavior's Hoh," 491– Hodie mihi, crus tibi"-Wel. and not unpleasant will the detention be. It has lingore, 492—"Persh-Royal Visit to the Great Pynagogue quite an air of importance, as befitteth a capital, land-Sir Bevys. winner of the Derby, 493 - " With a Ven and its town hall-built in Moorish style on one geance"-Catholic Periodical Literature-Hok Day-Treasure of the sides of the broad open space which forms, Trove, 494 - The Mushroom Gatherers - The Mayors ... I suppose, the centre of Stege's commercial and Communion Service-St Miniato, 495–“Grouse "-J. T. municipal importance-is not an uninteresting Heins-Samuel Bailey-Heralds' Visitations - The Religion building. Then there is a characteristic Danish The Pied Piper of " Hamelin"-Change of Surname-Jewish country church, whose tower forms a conspicuous Physiognomy-Heraldry—Ultramarine, " 497—" Viewy"= object in the view of Stege as seen from the sea ; Crochety-The Abbé Morellet-Authors Wanted, 498.
there is also a post-office of doubtful, very doubtful, NOTES ON BOOKS :-Murray's “Catalogi Codicum Manuscriptorum Bib. Bodi," &c ---Index to the Remembrancia architectural origin, and I dare say that Stege can of the City of London"-Creighton's "Life of John Churchill, boast of even more in the way of public buildings Duke of Marlborough"-Arnold's“ Mixed Essays"-Thoms's than these, but of that it interested me not to
“Longevity of Man"-". Restoration' in East Anglia." Notices to Correspondents, &c.
inquire. As you leave the town the road leads under a gateway, an ancient and crumbling rem
nant, which still stands to attest Stege's importance Nates.
in the past--a past which boasts of a very respect
able antiquity. The road winds along through a THE ISLAND OF MOËN.
diversified country, passing now and again a tiny “This little island," says the ubiquitous Mr. hamlet with its quaint church, and towards its end Murray, “is in reality one of the loveliest spots in leads over several hills, rising gradually until it Denmark," which is a remark as true as it is free ends in the farmyard at Liselund. No doubt you from guide-book conventionality ; and its charm expected this was a village ; it is only a large is to some extent intensified by the comparative farmhouse, where there is ample accommodation difficulty of access. Situated to the south of Sealand, for the traveller. And again, if you are wise (but with the blue waters of the Baltic lapping its shores why should I even hint at such an impossibility as on every side, it lies secluded from the turmoil of the contrary ?), spend the evening on the summit the outer world, affording continual pleasure to the of the Klint, watching the changeful sea as its blue fleeting crowd which in the spring and summer wavelets lave the shore below or beat against the visits its celebrated cliffs. Among other ways, distant cliffs of Sweden, glistening, white as the you may reach it by a tiny cockleshell of a steam dying sun bathes the main in a radiant glow, and boat, which starts from the railway terminus at builds for himself castles of cloudland beauty, Masnedsund. On your way you sail through a lovelier than any fabric of poet's finest dream. channel bordered on the Sealand side with a dark Then, wandering back through the miniature belt of green sloping down to and fringing the forest which flourishes on the top of the Klint, you water's edge. Slowly the little island displays steal to rest with that sense of satisfaction a Briton itself as you are rocked along in the cockleshell, always feels after he has eaten a good dinner or and Stege, its principal town, demands instant enjoyed what he“ came out for to see." A bathe and absorbing attention as its all-prevailing red in the Baltic as an alternative for A. J. M.'s roofs grow redder and redder the nearer you beloved tub (ante, p. 343) would not be scorned approach. And then you land at the pier-quite even by that gentleman himself; and this as a a big pier, too, for Stege has often to entertain the consequence brings you at once to the base of the large steamers which call on their way between cliffs for which Moën is celebrated. some northern ports and bring their complement Down several hundreds of feet, through a cleft