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modifications, both in sense and form, that are produced MESSRS. WILLIS & SOTHERAN have issued a series of in words by analogy, whether real or imaginary. Akin their catalogues of second-hand books, constituting a to this is the process of “contamination" (as the author useful volume of reference for the collector and the terms it in chap. viii., using the word in the classical sense), bibliograpber. by which two synonymous forms of expression force them. selves into consciousness simultaneously and give rise to and Practice of Photography, by Chapman Jones, F.I.C.,

Books received include An Introduction to the Science a new form, which exhibits elements of both, just as a F.C.S., with illustrations (Iliffe & Son); The Emperor child developes a likeness to each of its parents. This has been much lost sight of, and Prof. Paul does good Count Tolstoi's grim and powerful drama The Dominion twofold origination of many words and forms of speech Frederick III. and the Crown Prince, by Joseph Lawton,

with twelve illustrations (Scott); and a translation of service in putting it prominently forward. Students of folk-etymology will here find some interesting specimens of Darkness (Vizetelly), the performance of which was to add to their collections,

prohibited in Russia. Prof. Paul holds that creation in the department of language has never wholly ceased, and he agrees with

MR. WILLIAM CHAPPELL, F.S.A., died on the 20th inst., Mr. Wedgwood in recognizing the onomatopoetic faculty at his residence, Upper Brook Street. He was born in

1810. as still active in evolving new words. In the use of

Apart from his · Popular Music of the Olden these elementary "sound-signs" he would even concede Time,' 2 vols., 1855–59, and his ‘History of Music," the language to many beasts, as their conventional calls of publication of which began in 1874, he edited, wholly or warning or enticement represent a stage of development in part, many antiquarian works, including the Roxthrough which human speech also must have passed. burghe Ballads,' now in the hands of the Rev. J. W. The book altogether is a suggestive one, and a worthy Ebsworth, Bishop Percy's folio MS. of Ballads and representative of the scientific school of philology. Å Romances, The Crown Garland of Golden Roses," misprint not noticed in the Errata is“ répyety” (p. 153) D'Urfey's". Pills to Purgo Melancholy,' &c. He was for τέγγειν. .

during many years a contributor to N. & Q.,' and his stores

of out-of-the-way erudition were constantly at our The Life of Mrs. Catherine Clive. By Percy Fitzgerald, service.

M.A., F.8.A. (Reader.)
To the series of “Lives of Actors," published by Mr.
Reader, Mr. Fitzgerald has added a biography of Kitty

Notices to Correspondents. Clive. His facile pen is well calculated to do justice to We must call special attention to the following notices : this sprightliest and most inspired of comedians, and the On all communications must be written the name and memoir is vivacious and agreeable. A reference to the address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but columns of N, & Q.' would have enabled the author to

as a guarantee of good faith. expand and to rectify some portions of the information

We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. he affords. Much new and valuable matter is now, however, for the first time supplied. Indefatigable in must observe the following rule. Let each note, query,

To securo insertion of communications correspondents his researches into the history of the stage, Mr. Fitzgerald bas dragged to light records that had escaped the painful signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to

or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the ingly, from the pleasure that is afforded by the sketch appear, Correspondents who repeat queries

are requested

to head the second communication "Duplicate." of a brilliant life passed in close association with men such as Garrick, Horace Walpole, Dr.Johnson, and others MR. D. D. GILDER, 118, Bazar Gate Street, Fort, of no less eminence, the memoir is valuable as an addition Bombay, India, writes as follows :-"Some time ago I to our knowledge of stage history during the brightest asked the meaning of the expressions 'Sussarara' and period of its records. An engraved portrait is prefixed to Tattering a kip. In reply to correspondents I was à volume that is sure to find a place in every dramatic referred to certain back numbers which, unfortunately, library.

I do not possess. Will any of your numerous readers

who has the same kindly take the trouble to refer to THE Universal Review, No. IV., contains a pleasant them, and send me a MS, copy of the same? Replies. article by the editor, ' In Memoriam Frank Holl.' This may be sent direct to me, when they will be thankfully is accompanied by a drawing from life of the painter, acknowledged : Sussarara,' 6th S. ix. 85, 132; " Tatterby Renouard, and by reproductions of four of Holl's ing a kip,' 3rd S. viii. 483, 526 ; ix. 48; 5th S. viii. 508; illustrations to the novels of Trollope. A facsimile ix, 117, 275." water-colour sketch, by Felix, of William Dorrington, the cricketer, is given with Mr. Gale's pleasant « Half a perton Hall"). — If you will send full address we will

ARCHIBALD CARMICHAEL (“Carmichael Family of ClapCentury of Cricket.'. There is also a full-page repro- put you in communication with a contributor occupied duction of a head by Rossetti. Mr. James Gilbert, with researches similar to your own. A.R.A., writes on Couleur in Sculpture.' Mr. Henry James and Mr. Lewis Morris are also among the con

J. W. ALLISON.- Niggling appears in Cassell's · Dictributors.

tionary.' It is derived from nig, the source of niggardly,

and other words involving an idea of littleness. PARTS VI. and VII. have been issued of The Cyclopædia CORRIGENDUM.-P. 137, col. 2, 1. 7 from bottom, for of Education (Sonnenschein & Co.). Among the sub- “ Palucius " read Patricius. jects treated at length are Pedagogy," Philology, Pupil Teachers," and " The Reformation."

Editorial Communications should be addressed to "The A NEW and cheaper edition has been issued by Messrs. Editor of 'Notes and Queries'"-Advertisements and Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh of Mr. Chaplin Ayr- Business Letters to “The Publisher"-at the Office, 22, ton's Child Life in Japan and Japanese Child Slories. Took's Court, Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane, E.C. The quaint illustrations are preserved, and the volume is We beg leave to state that we decline to return com. equally pleasing as a work of art and as a contribution munications which, for any reason, we do not print; and to folk-lore.

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