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to read of the late Prince Consort's elder brother, Duke in Nicholas Nickleby.' Mr. Rigaud was the son-the Ernest, arriving at a little Thuringian town, once the youngest, we believe-of Mr. Stephen Peter Rigaud, M.A., cell of an old-time hermit, St. Blasius, and finding it in formerly fellow and tutor of Exeter College, Oxford, and full revolution, which he promptly quells by meeting afterwards Savilian Professor of Geometry and of Astrothe rebels under the wing of a tipsy innkeeper, hear- nomy in the university, a man highly distinguished for ing their grievances, and bowing them out. Whether his scientific attainments. any beer was broached on the occasion we do not hear. The Prince Consort's views on the state of Germany in seems right that . N. & Q." should preserve some record

John WILLIAM BURGON, B.D., Dean of Chichester. It 1848 are interesting, as is also the information that he of this able churchman, scholar, and poet, who was also was never so strong a Constitutionalist as Duke Ernest. From politics to music is a somewhat wide leap, but we Smyrna (where his father was a merchant), August 21,

an antiquary of no ordinary stamp. He was born at are glad to take it to get into the company of Wagner 1813, and so early as 1835 was the translator of Bronand Liszt.' The story of the friendship of these two musical geniuses is always full of interest, and not the valuable Life and Times of Sir Thomas Gresbam.'

sted's • Vases Panathenaiques,' and in 1839 the author of seldom of pathos. It is touching to watch Liezt devoting At the mature age of twenty-eight (not twenty-two, as himself to Wagner's comfort and Wagner's success. The stated in Foster's" Alumni') be matriculated at Oxford, crown of unselfishness must be awarded to Liezt.

becoming a "Fellow Commoner" of Worcester College, Tue Edinburgh Review for July is full of subjects of whence he obtained a second class (classics) and (what interest in art, in politics, and in religion. •The Poems was more appreciated by his contemporaries) the Newdiof Michael Angelo' and the 'Heptameron of Mar- gate prize for English verse (by his truly beautiful poem guerite of Navarre' belong to that period of conflict of The City of Petra'), both in 1845; a fellowship of between great contending forces variously known as the Oriel College (which he held thirty years) in 1846; the Reformation and the Renaissance, which, in fact, are Elleston Theological Essay in 1847; and the Denyer Theobut two of the principal aspects of a many-sided period. logical Essay in 1851. He was long an Oxford celebrity We do not feel quite so confident as the reviewer that as Vicar of St. Mary's, Oxford, 1863–76; one of the the dialogues of the “Heptameron' were ever actually select preachers of his University 1860-61 and 1878-79; spoken by real Osiles, Saffredents, and Dagoucing, but Gresham Lecturer in Divinity (London) 1868; and they represent real thoughts and feelings, which in finally, in 1875, Dean of Chichester, in which city he fluenced living men and women of the day. France has died August 4, 1888, within a few days of his age of a large share in the July Edinburgh, for to her history seventy-five. Ever active and most energetic in all belong likewise the Maréchal de Villars and M. de things, he was an indefatigable writer, and his death is Falloux, the one a "warrior of all but the highest said to bave been accelerated by his disregard of proper order" in a day of great generals, the other a devoted rest from his literary labours. follower of a lost cause of a type rare in any age. M. Octavius Morgan.-We much regret to hear of the de Falloux, the friend of Montalembert and Lacordaire, death, at his residence, Newport, Monmouthshire, of Mr. and the De la Ferronays, with whom we have been made Octavius Morgan, in his eighty-sixth year. Mr. Morgan, intimate by the touching ' Récit d'une Sæur' of Madame who sat as a Conservative for Monmouthshire from 1811 Augustus Čraven, is a character in contemporary history to 1874, wrote many works of value, and was almost well worth study. We see here how he hoped against from the first a contributor to `N. & Q. His late conhope, and strovo against the ineluctabile fatum which tributions have generally had reference to clocks and closed France to the exiled prince, wbo would not re: clockmakers. enter it at the price of the white flag of Henri IV. and Jeanne d'Arc." The reviewer doubts much whether it

Notices to Correspondents. really was the flag of either. Perhaps he is right; but the refusal is characteristic of a race which in exile We must call special attention to the following notices : learned nothing and forgot nothing. If it could not be On all communications must be written the name and taught even by the horrors seen by the English Eye- address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but witnesses of the French Revolution, it may well be as a guarantee of good faith. believed that no lessons would ever avail that house.

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MR. B. COHEN, 97, Wynn Street, Birmingham, will be Rev. John RIGAUD, B.D.-An occasional contributor glad of any information regarding the early history of has been removed in the Rev. John Rigaud, B.D., one Jews in Birmingham. of the senior fellows of Magdalen College, Oxford, who W. S. BEWICKE (" Birth of a King ").-See 7th S. i. died at bis residence in Long Wall, in that city, on 428, 478. July 27, at the age of sixty-seven. Almost the whole of

CORRIGENDUM.-P. 92, col. 1, l. 6 from bottom, for his life was spent in Oxford and under the shade of his old college ; and in both he was well known for his

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