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and on securing some poems guarded by copy- landed, and, in the end, set at liberty.'

In right which add considerably to the charm of the 1797, when the Directory was preparing the volume.

political stroke of Fructidor, a corvette was The frontispiece is derived from Giotto's picture secretly armed at Rochelle to transport conof St. Francis and the birds at Assisi, and opposite demned people to Senegal: it was the Vaillante, the first little poem we find three familiar lines commanded by Lieutenant Jurien de Gravière. on birds from a master of ancient Greece. Two The day that the pretended conspiracy was dischief contributors are Mr. Robert Bridges with covered the vessel had been ready for a month, six pieces, and Father Tabb (whose death is a but at the last moment the destination was distinct loss to the world of poetry) with seven. changed, and according to the counsels of LesOf Shakespeare and Tennyson we get four pieces, callier, Cayenne was chosen. The first convoy of Wordsworth seven, of Swinburne three. The only included politicians, but the Décade and the single poems by Francis Thompson and Prof. Bayonnaise took to Guiana two hundred and sixtySantayana are notable, though not entirely three priests ; another vessel was seized by the successful in technique ; while Mr. Hardy's English, and as leaving the ports became danger

Darkling Thrush 'shows his wonderful power of ous, on account of English cruisers, the other gloomy vision.

déportés, to the number of one thousand one There are two Indexes, one of first lines, and hundred and seventy-two, were relegated to the another of authors. Such aids ought to appear in islands of Ré and Oléron." The phrase every book of this sort, but, as they do not, we heard-of barbarism' can scarcely be exact. It mention their appearance here.

was impossible for the men of the eighteenth

century to_outdo some of their predecessors in We receive four of the earliest copies of the ferocity. But that callousness, combined with Oxford issue of The Prince of Wales Prayer- lack of organization in providing for the needs Books, embodying the alterations necessitated of the unfortunates in their grip, destroyed many by the recent accession to that title of Prince of their victims slowly and miserably is not to be Edward. We hope that this form will last for doubted. many years. The books are, as usual, admirably produced in every respect, and once more show

MR. CHARLES THOMAS-STANFORD, Vice-Chairthat careful regard both for taste and detail which

man of the Council of the Sussex Archæological we have learnt to expect from the Oxford Uni- Society, has in the press 'Sussex in the Great versity Press.

Civil War and the Interregnum, 1642-1660. The The attractive medley of historical, scientific, Chiswick Press, and will be fully illustrated. Any

book will be published about August by the and literary information supplied by the Intermédiaire is as discursive as usual. Ancient and profits from its issue will be given to the Barbican modern life are dealt with impartially. Feigned House. Fund of the Society above mentioned. marriage by capture, which has barely disappeared Subscriptions may be sent to Mr. W. T. Cripps, in Corsica, and up-to-date aviation are

Stanford Estate Office, Brighton. sidered equally worthy of a place in its hospitable pages. Several contributors supply notes on mills worked by the tide, others describe the

Notices to Correspondents. signiorial chapels attached to churches, or the

trees of liberty” which survive from the days We must call special attention to the following of the great revolution. In an answer to a question notices :relating to the origin of Norman apple-trees reference is also made to the bibliography of communications which, for any reason, we do not

WE beg leave to state that we decline to return apple-culture. Nanot’s ‘La, Culture du Pom-print, and to this rule we can make no exception. mier, à Cidre and Truelle's "Les Fruits de Pressoir' both commended, the second

We cannot undertake to answer queries privately, specially so. Genealogists will find the notes nor can we advise correspondents as to the value on French families of Scotch or irish origin of of old books and other objects or as to the means of interest. Remarks the belief that lepers disposing of them. poisoned wells and springs touch on a distressing EDITORIAL communications should be addressed and humiliating subject. The inveterate heartless- to “The Editor of 'Notes and Queries””—Adver. ness of man to man is also shown when the depor- tisements and Business Letters to “The Pub. tation of French ecclesiastics

during the revolution lishers"-at the Office, Bream's Buildings, Chancery is in question. “In 1793 it was decided that the Lane, E.C. déportes should be conducted to Senegal on the coast of Africa ; it was thought that they would

To secure insertion of communications corre. return less easily from there than from Switzer- spondents must observe the following rules. Let land or Spain. Under the Terror those suspected each note, query, or reply be written on a separate were menaced with being sent to Madagascar, and slip of paper, with the signature of the writer and there was also question of some part of the suoh address as he wishes to appear. When answers Barbary coast. The prisoners were, however, ing queries, or making notes with regard to previous brought together at Rochefort and embarked entries in the paper, contributors are requested to on two worthless vessels, the Washington and the put in parentheses, immediately after the exact Deux AS iés, which could not put to sea

heading, the series, volume, and page or pages to account of the presence of the English feet. which they refer. Correspondents who repeat

Herded together between-decks, receiving in- queries are requested to head the second com. sufficient and unhealthy food, and treated with munication “ Duplicate." unheard-of barbarism, the prisoners died by F. SCHLOESSER (“Habacuo est annable de tout"). hundreds. After Thermidor the survivors were -See MR. CURRY's reply, 10 S. X. 314.

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