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ESTABLISHED 1834.
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intention exists on my part to wade into the mire

of those xylographic contentions, wherein so much CONTENTS.-N° 42.

patience and good sense have already been choked NOTES :- Observations upon Early Engraving and Print- and overwhelmed to no purpose. Notwithstanding, Part II.: the Block Books, 361 - Andreas Alciatus, ing the numerous works of the bibliographers of 364 – More Family, 365 - Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales Folk-Lore and the Belief in Fairies, 366 – The Rev. W. the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the inHazlitt, A.M.: an Original Letter to a Friend - Manx formation they have bequeathed and afforded us Lines on Manx Fairy Steamer - Ring Posy -- New Poem

relative to the “ Block Books” is so meagre and attributed to Milton Berengaria of Sicily Meles A Collect and Lord's Prayer before Sermon, 367.

unsatisfactory as to disentitle it to be considered QUERIES: – French Alphabet, &c., 369 - Antiquities of as a reliable source of knowledge suited to the Hythe, 370 – "Advice to a Young Oxonian - Aristo

wishes and requirements of the present age. Their phanes' Saying - Bondman Buchanan's “ Scotch History”

Dearlove: Lovejoy - The Dunlops of Garnkirk, disputes and cavillings may be fairly described as near Glasgow Badge of an Esquire - Godwin Family legion. The advocates for the German claims - Old English Hedges — The Games of “Hop-Scotch” and * Tip-Cat" - Hurst Castle - Portuguese Biographies

versus the Dutch, and vice versa, have descended Primrose: Ash-tree - Quotations -- "The Shrubs of Par. into wonderful and tedious minutiæ, and present nassus" - Spade Guineas The Tarot - The "T Man,"

to the eyes of the uninitiated a perfect mass of 370.

learning: through which, however, the utmost QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: Daniel De Foe- Joseph

Fletcher-Ancient Use of the Cross – Rogero's Song in the good temper and perseverance have never yet "Anti-Jacobin" - Gule of August — Sir William Cham. been able to make their way; and, after all, cui bers - John Cremer - Anonymous, 373.

bono? Have they not one and all left the subREPLIES: Thomson's “Seasons," 374 –

at the Battle of Waterloo, 375–St. Christopher called. Of ject exactly as they found it, viz. “in utter dark1423," Ib. – Kattern's Day, 377 — St. Woollos, Newport, ness”? Have they, after all their erudite trouble, 378 - Richard de Bury's " Pnilobiblon" - Beech Trees, been able to shed so much as the slightest glimstruck by_Lightning - Cullen Pots - Queen Katherine Parr -- A Year and a Day - Epitaph in St. Paul's Church

mer of truth upon the subject of their researches, yard, Cornwall Lacemakers' Songs: "Long Lankin," or adduced one ray of authority to command reDeath and the Lady,” &c. -"I love thee, Betty," &c. Election Colours, &c., 379.

spect or attention ? Not only have they utterly Notes on Books, &c.

and absolutely failed to do so, but the very objects of their labours have not benefited by their exer

tions to any appreciable extent. They fixed upon Notes.

the “Block Books,” and notably on the Biblia OBSERVATIONS UPON EARLY ENGRAVING

Pauperum, the Canticum Canticorum, and the AND PRINTING.

Speculum Humane Salvationis, as their battlePART II.

field. They examined the whole, page by page,

line by line, word by word – aye, even letter by Following out that which appears to me to be letter, and mark by mark; and yet, despite all, the proper sequence to my previous remarks—and they have not, nor has one amongst them, hithertó believing that, so far as I have proceeded, I have been able to indicate with even reasonable proeffectually swept away some of those cobwebs bability either the artist who drew the illustrawhich have hitherto disfigured, as well as hidden tions, the engraver who executed them, the name from our view, the truth connected with the "Inven- of the printer, the time or place of their pubtion of Printing”-I now propose to complete that lication, much less the circumstances which inportion of my task by removing, I trust for ever, duced their production. Their queries have been those remaining barriers to our progress which almost innumerable, and their theories ditto. have been created and maintained by the persons Still the bare fact remains as I have stated, viz. who have assumed to be our luminaries on the profound ignorance of the whole !-the only posisubject of "Early Printing and Engraving. tive result being the creation of a feeling of in

As I have already had occasion to observe, all tense wonderment that so much time and talent existing " systems” are founded on the supposition should have been wasted to so little purpose, that printing with moveable types was preceded and of a disappointment, that the patience of the by the “Block Books,” those mysterious pièces de ordinary inquirer should have been so thoroughly resistance, which to this moment have defied all baffled by their wild, and at times, ludicrous attacks upon them, and preserved their impene assertions, and that, after having been dazzled, trable maze, never yet unravelled, notwithstand- or it may be stupefied, by the depth of all the ing the numerous attempts made to thread it. quasi-learned researches the reader has been comIn approaching this trite subject, let not the pelled to struggle through, he finds himself under reader imagine he is on the eve of entering upon a sensation which may be compared to that proanother of those tiresome and useless dissertations duced by a brilliant pyrotechnic display, immewhich already fill so many ponderous volumes. diately succeeded by a darkness the intensity of Whether experienced in black-letter lore or not, which, from the contrast, appears the greater. no such alarm need be created, simply because no After this candid expression of my opinion, it

THE BLOCK BOOKS.

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