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has suggested that in some cases lady may be a and looking at plan D in the Carthusian, it seems corruption of Law Day. See ‘Primitivo Folk probable that at one time it reached as far down as Moots,' pp. 122, 255, 275.

the north side of Charterhouse Square, and that Turnpoke. It is possible that this may have Glasshouse Yard and the ground adjoining formed been a place where cocks were fought. Turnpoke part of the original Charterhouse grounds, which used to be a well-known name for a kind of game- was not included in Sutton's foundation, and was cock. Samuel Pegge says :

the position of Lord North's house. As Manny's " If one may judge of the rest from the fowls of Rhodes original foundation consisted of 13 acres, 1 rood, and Media, the excellency of the broods at that time independently of the square, and the ground occuconsisted in their weight and largeness, as the fowls of pied by the Charterbouse at the time the school was those countries were heavy and bulky, and of the nature reinoved was, according to a plan in my possession, of what our sportsmen would call sbakebugs or turnpokes."- Archæologia, vol. iii. p. 142.

only 9a. 3r. 7p., Glasshouse Yard, &c., may have EDWARD PEACOCK.

been the remainder of it which Lord North retained Bottesford Manor, Brigg.

in his own possession. Whether Lord North's house

became Rutland House, or whether the latter, like 'ONCE A WEEK' (7th S. vi. 306).–Might I, Lady Maidstone's House, was situated in some with all deference, suggest to MR. WALFORD other part of “Charterhouse Church Yard” may be another reason for the adoption of this name for a question, but the designation Rutland Court, or the periodical. Ilousehold Words, which had Rutland Place, would seem to imply their identity. always been printed by Bradbury & Evans, was Bearcroft does not mention Rutland House, only closed by Dickens in May, 1859, who then started Rutland Court.

G. S. his new venture of All the Year Round, which was Library, Charterhouge. published by Chapman & Hall, and printed by Whiting. Bradbury & Evans, perhaps rather sore

'A HISTORIE OF FERRAR’ (7th S. vi. 29). — on the subject, then commenced the new periodical This has nothing to do with the Ferrar family. of Once a Week, and, somewhat by way of retaliation, Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors' was preceded thought, perhaps, Well, Dickens, you call your by a play called the ' Historie of Error,' borrowed

This was new bantling All the Year Round, so also shall from the 'Menæchmi' of Plautus. ours be-Once a week is all the year round." played at Hampton Court on New Year's Night,

JOHN TAYLOR. 1576–77. Six years afterwards, in 1582-83, 'A Park Lodge, Dagnall Park,

Historie of Ferrar' was acted at Windsor, as

stated by your correspondent. This was a misprint, Rutland House (7th S. vi. 89, 233, 331). —My through the carelessness or ignorance of the scribe, quotation from Bearcroft was abridged to save for ‘Xistorie of Error,' a common kind of mistake space. The full paragraph runs :

in those days. " His son Roger, Lord North, sold Charterhouse to the May I take this opportunity to thank through Duke of Norfolk for 2,5001. on the 31st day of May fold your columns CUTHBERT BEDE for his having put lowing (1565), except that part on the east side of the in my way the securing of two valuable Ferrar chapel which was then the mansion house of Lord North, books once in possession of our family at Little and is now Rutland Court, and the houses adjoining on to Goswell Street."-P. 202.

Gidding. I had left for India when they came, The Act of Charles I. (1628-9), confirming the but my nephew-one of the few Ferrars existing charter of James I., by which the rights of Lord who represent the famous St. Nicholas —secured North are reserved, expressly mentions his house them. Any other Ferrar relics will be gladly as being “at or near the east end of the said received.

MICHAEL FERRAR, B.O.S. Hospital,” and also names “ buildings, edifices,

Jounpore, India. courts, gardens, orchards, or grounds thereunto belonging, or therewith 'used or enjoyed,”, and was this title when applied by the Pope to

DEFENDER OF THE Faith (7th S. vi. 328). — messuages, tenements, or hereditaments of the said Lord North being within or near the scite or ancient appellative of the English monarchs ! In

Henry VIII. a new bestowal, or the revival of an precinct of the said Hospital”. (“Chronicles of the tenth volume of the 'Royal Letters,'art. 1811, C.H.,' p. 212). It is evident, therefore, that it could not have been “ part of the prior's lodgings," nissimo Principi et strenuissimo sacre religionis

a Cistercian abbot addresses Edward I. as “ Serewhich were to the west of the chapel (see plan A defensori, domino Edwardo,” &c. Was this simply in the Carthusian), and also that it occupied a considerable extent of ground, probably reaching as

a flower of rhetoric, or bad this title been prefar as what is now Goswell 'street, as seems to be viously given to some sovereigo, so that it became implied in Bearcroft's words. The wall of Charter

a part of his proper style-Edward the Confessor, for instance ?

HERMENTRUDE. house grounds formerly extended some distance from Wilderness Row down Goswell Street, if I The letters “F.D.," or 'Fid Def.," on our recollect right, below where the church now stands; coinage are part of the royal dignity, and should, I suppose, be retained till we lapse into paganism. Byron's Influence on European Literature' shows much Truly it'is

sabordinate ; bat any duke bas multiple his own day there cannot be much doubt that Byron was titles; and though we call his lady a duchess, yet over-estimated, but of late the pendulum of popular taste she is really a participator in her husband's minor bas swung far too much in a contrary direction. It is no dignities.

A. HALL. uncommon thing to find persons who grudge to admit 13, Paternoster Row.

that Byron was in any true sense a poet. This silly super

stition need not be combated, but it has been of great AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (7th S. vi. service to us to have pointed out the enormous range of 89, 299).

Byron's influence. We were aware that it had been very

great, but until we read Mr. Axon's paper we had no The heart has reasons reason knows not of.

idea that it had been so world-wide. The paper on Mr. G. Seeley has done me the favour to supply me with The Geographical Distribution of Men of Genius' is the better text of the sentiment from Pascal, as it apo very curious. It opens out to us lines of speculation pears in Faugère's genuine text ("PenséesFragments which, in the present state of our knowledge, it is perhaps et Lettres, publiées pour la première fois par P. Faugère," unwise to follow. The subject must, however, at no re1844): "Le coeur a ses raisons, que la raison ne connait mote date be taken up in an exhaustive manner. Whopoint : on le sait en mille choses." ED. MARSHALL. ever endeavours to face these difficult problems will find (7th S. vi. 269.)

Mr. Axon's paper most useful.
Does your fair correspondent refer to Lord Macaulay's
Ivry'?—

Turkey. By Stanley Lane-Poole, assisted by E. J. W.

Gibb and Arthur Gilman. (Fisher Unwin.)
Amidst the thickest carnage blazed the helmet of
Navarre.

H, W.

The issues of the “ Story of the Nations " follow each (7th S. vi. 369.)

other rapidly. It will now be our own fault if we have • “We are near waking when we dream that we dream."

not a vivid picture in our minds of the great powers The above is by Friedrich von Hardenberg, called which have from time to time attracted the eyes of men. "Novalis." It occurs in Carlyle’s ‘Miscellanies,' vol. ii. Such volumes as these fulfil their object if they give p. 240 (what edition I know not, as I am quoting from clear and accurate knowledge as far as they go. A coman old note-book compiled by a correspondent of yours pendium, however brightly written, can never supply the in 1852). The rendering Carlyle gives is “We are place of original authorities, or of the more exhaustive near awaking when we dream that we dream." i histories where conflicting authorities are weighed and know from my own experience that the statement is references given. Of its kind Turkey' is a most excel. as true as a physical fact as it is in those higher regions lent book. Political and religious prejudice have filled which have but slight and unstable relations to physical the air with dust clouds, and there are not a few of us phenomena

ASTARTE,

who are determined to see everything that relates to the The author of this is Novalis, and it is to be found in has come to paes it would require a long dis

Turks through the darkest possible medium. How this

sition to his · Fragments.' See Carlyle's essay on Novalis.'

explain. The religious fanaticism which used to distort EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A. the characters of Englishmen, if not dead, bas smouldered

down into ashes, but it still blazes up afresh when Islam,

or those who follow its teaching, are mentioned. The Miscellaneous.

authors of Turkey' are to be commended for not having NOTES ON BOOKS, &0.

sought popularity by the means of the stump orator.

They are judicially fair. Those who read the pages of Stray Chapters in Literature, Folk-lore, and Archæology. Turkey' might imagine that the inflammatory literature

By William E. A. Axon. (Manchester, Heywood.) with which we have from time to time been deluged never MR. Axon is an industrious writer. All'his papers are had any existence. When all allowances are made, and of permanent value, but they suffer from compression. every care is taken to hold the scales evenly, there are We are sorry that one who has got so much to tell, and things in the career of the Turks which strongly move tells it so well, should not have seen fit to expand some one who has inherited the Christian ideal of civilization, of the more important papers. We could have dispensed The dark shadow that they have at times cast over the with. Blindness and Deafness' and ' A Century of the lands they ruled is not due to the Arabian faith that they Cotton Trade'if by that means we could bave ensured assumed, but the two things have become so blended that the excellent paper on Sir Richard Phillips being twice it is not easy to sever them even in imagination-it is as long as it is. Phillips was a shrewd, sensible man, still more difficult to do so in the pages of a book. good, kind-hearted, and crotchety. There was a time We have followed the authors carefully, step by step, when he was regarded as a dangerous Radical. To us, in their blood-stained chronicle, and bave detected no who view his life in the light of modern changes, he errors and but few points on which it would be safe to seems only to have held very common-place political raise a counter issue. The narrative is at all times graphic notione. He abstained the greater part of his life from and picturesque ; occasionally it rises to real eloquence. eating animal food, which brought down on him much The account of the battle of Nicopolis is really very fine. ridicule from ignorant and stupid persons, who would We hear the crash and see the dust of the combat as we not listen to the arguments by which he defended his read the glowing words in which the authors have deextreme opinions. The two books by which he used to scribed it. We do not, bowever, consider the strictly be best kuown were his ' Arts of Life' and 'A Million historical portion the most important part of the volume of Facts.' We believe they have long been out of print, before us. The facts there given can be found elsewhere, and it is not probable that they will ever be reissued. though not in so compact and orderly a manner, but Knowledge has widened so much since his day that they nowhere else can we meet with so full and accurate an are of no interest now except as bistorical documents. account of Ottoman literature, and of the inner life of Notwithstanding his strange crotchets regarding gravita- the Sultans before the revolutionary band of the modern tion and kindred subjects, they were in their day ex- reformer had swept away the old mediæval splendour. tremely useful as books of reference. The paper on The last chapter deals with the events of quite modern days. Persons who wish to have accurate knowledge on porate member of West Hythe; and to Rye the one the Eastern question should read it carefully. It will be corporate member of Tenterden. The history of this found more profitable than any number of " atrocity powerful and unique confederation, to which the conpamphlets, however adroit the process of their manufac-trol of the herring fishery and the defence of our ture may have been.

Southern seaboard were entrusted, is one of singular

interest. We are rather disposed to think that Prof. Old Glasgow, the Place and the People, from

the Roman Burrows has erred in so completely subordinating the Occupation to the Eighteenth century. By Andrew historical details relating to the various members of the Macgeorge. (Blackie & Son.)

confederation to the central idea of depicting " the This is the third edition of a popular history of Glasgow. infancy and early triumphs of the British Navy as To write a book of local history that shall be at once practically represented by the Cinque Ports." We hope, learned and interesting is a feat that very few are able however, that the sketch'is only a forerunner of a com to acbieve. Antiquarian plodding is one thing, the plete work on the subject, which cannot be dealt with graces of style another, and they are seldom united in exhaustively within the prescribed and narrow limits of one person. "Mr. Macgeorge has bad several forerunners “Historic Towos," Four excellent maps accompany of the dully learned sort, and a berd past counting of tho letter-press, the one forming the frontispiece to the scribblers who knew nothing well, and had not even the volume showing the relative positions of the seven poor art of hiding their ignorance. He is, however, the head ports and the eight corporate and twenty-four first person who bas given us the annals of Glasgow in a non-corporate members, form that it is delightful to read.

The scale on which the book is constructed has not The Bairns' Annual. Edited by Alice Corkran. (Field permitted him to tell us so much of the Middle Age life & Tuer.) of Scotland as we should like to have heard. What is A PLEASING collection of fairy-tales and children's stories, given us is clear and accurate, entirely free from that all genuine, are illustrated by a large number of clever foolish taint of theological bitterness which runs through and original designs. many of the books produced north of tho Tweed.

Le Livre for November opens with a conte pour les We have especially enjoyed the portion of the book bibliophiles

, Le Bibliothécaire Van der Boëcken de devoted to the history of the planting and early growths Rotterdam, Histoire Vraie,' a brilliant sketch, by Octave of Christianity in Scotland. On such a subject it is now almost impossible to tell anything

new, but Mr. Mac. Uzanne. This is illustrated by several designs, the most george has grouped his facts in a telling manner, which interesting of wbich is a reproduction of a caricature of must needs impress the minds of his readers. His théon Charivarique. These illustrations are by M. Albert

Charles Nodier, which originally appeared in the Pan. picture of serfdom, too, is clear and accurate. It is a subject wbich yet requires investigation. The condition James de Rothschild. M. Édouard Petit supplies also

Robida. Portrait de Bibliophile' deals with the Baron of the unfree seems to have varied much in different La Vie Mondaine de Mignet,' 1830 to 1848. parts of the island. The author seems to be unaware how long it lasted in England. There is evidence of the The Universal Review, No. VII., contains a thoughtful existence of bondmen in Yorkshire late in the reign of article by Mr. Edward Garnett on. Richard Jefferies.' James I, A large part of the volume is devoted to times This is followed by a composite paper on the subject of near our own. This is as it should be. The doings of Competitive Examinations,'the authors of wbich are Sir the men of the eighteenth century are as well worth John Lubbock, Mr. Walter Wren, Prof. Ray Lankester, recording, and in some ways are as picturesque as those and the Editor. A similar contribution is also sent on of knights, abbots, and reformers. The Glasgow Tobacco the ‘Progress of Woman.' Lord was a most interesting character. We are very thankful to Mr. Macgeorge for baving preserved the memory of men who were, in their virtues and their

Notices to Correspondents. failings, the equivalents of the mercbant princes of We must call special attention lo the following notices : Venice, Genoa, and Amsterdam.

On all communications must be written the name and The engravings with which the book is illustrated are address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but works of art of a high order, and there is an excellent as a guarantee of good faith. index.

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