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concerning the valuable papers which we recently submitted to the public concerning the Gaelic language; as well as of some of less recent date, touching the language and literature of the Anglo-Saxons.
It is in this manner that by patient research, and united labours, errors are gradually removed, correct information is obtained, and the sparks of truth flash forth from the obscurity in which they have been long involved by time.
LIST OF EMBELLISHMENTS TO THE VOLUME.
Those marked thus * are Vignettes printed with the letter-press.
Page *View of the Kingsborough Elm, Isle of Sheppey .
28 View of Hever Castle, Kent ...
29 View of the Hotel de Sens, Paris ....
145 View of Hurley Church, Berkshire.
257 *Representations of the Badge of Anthony Bastard of Burgundy, at the castle of Tournebem, in Artois
248 *Representation of a Barbican, from a MS. in the Royal Collection, Brit. Mus... ib. View of Winchester House, Broad Street, London ......
.372 *View of the Old Chelsea Bunhouse
466 Plan of the Roman Amphitheatre at Dorchester, co. Dorset....
473 View of the Altar Screen in Aylsham Church, Norfolk
579 *View of an Ancient Timber House, at Lincoln .....
580 *Representations of ancient Ogham Stones in the South of Ireland .614–617
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TRE DIARY OF A LOVER OF LITERATURE; by Thomas Green, Esq.
The Proceedings of the Commissioners for the Publication of State Papers 19
State Papers relating to Scotland, temp. Henry VIII. Vols. IV. and V.
The Kingsborough Elm, Isle of Sheppey (with a Cut)
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ON DIALECTS AND INTERMIXTURE OF LANGUAGES- 5-The Cimbri distin.
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In the “ Memoirs of C. A. Stothard,'! minster Abbey, but without the towers, 8vo. 1823, p. 335, is the following passage, This portrait is subsequently copied as a “ The camail, and what was called by the wood-cut in “The Graphic and Historical French a hourson, to which may be added Illustrator,' but the view of the tower and a strap, was to attach the whole [i. e. baspire of Old St. Paul's inserted, instead cinet and appendages] by means of a of the towers of Westminster Abbey. So buckle to the haubergeon or plates." much for humbugging the public with F. M. would feel obliged to any one who fictitious portraits! This reminds me of could point out to him the authority for an anecdote related by my father, who this term hourson. The Glossarists have was present with Burke and Windham at. been consulted in vain.
Sir Joshua Reynolds's, when a bcautiful W. S. E. sends the following notices of female portrait by Michael Angelo (or the Wakehurst family, who at an early rather a copy) was exhibited. The parties period had considerable possessions in were puzzled to give a name to the lady Sussex, and whose residence was Wake- wh Burke recommended Zenobia. This hurst Place, a structure in the Eliza- picture was afterwards engraved, and bethan style, at Ardingly, in that county ; stuck up in one of the shops in London, and if any of our correspondents can sup
with a recommendation of • Zenobia ply further information, he will be much
Soap'!" obliged William de Wakehurst, living Mr. W. S. LANDOR, in his “ Pericles 1245-1295, had issue John, who had issue and Aspasia," has the following note : John, who had issue Richard, who had “ The use of yunpowder, for instance, if issue another Richard. Notices of John not of guns, was known to the priests in are to be found under 1319, 1332, 1415 ; countries the most distant, and of the and of Richard from 1415 to 1450. Sir most different religions. The army of Richard Wakehurst was knighted at the the Macedonians was smitten by its light, siege of Carlaverock. The latter Richard nings under the walls of the Oxydracians, had two sisters, Margaret, married to Ed. the army of the Gauls under the walls of ward Sackville, who died 1459, leaving Delphi !" We do not know how this as. issue Humphrey, his son and heir, under sertion would be supported : long after guardianship of Richard Wakehurst & al.; the events mentioned, we know that what and Ann, who died in 1460, having mar- was called the Greek fire, · Le feu greried J Gainsford. Richard de Wake- gois,' was used; but this being inferior in hurst died Jan. 7, 1457, and was buried power to gunpowder, was the art of at Ardingly, having married Elizabeth, making the latter lost, and recovered af. daughter of Robert Eckingham, esq ; she terwards in modern times ? died 19 July 1464, buried at Ardingly, C. inquires, “ from whence arose the having had issue Margaret, who married custom of tolling the knell on the death Richard Culpeper, and died 25 July 1509, of a person? Did not the Roman Ca. s. p. (Ardingly Reg.) ; and Elizabeth, the tholic Church institute the practice for wife of Nicholas Culpeper, who died in the purpose of protecting and driving the 1510, leaving her surviving, and had issue spirits from the soul of the deceased in Richard, living in 1534. There was also its ærial progress? If so, does our Church, an Alicia Wakehurst, married to Adam I mean the Protestant, recognise the reWalleys, and living in 1373.
mains of a Popish superstition, or does it I. A. R. remarks: “ In perusing Mr. substitute any other reasons for admitting Bell's Huntingdon Peerage, 4to. 1821, I the ceremony?" find a beautiful engraving of a portrait of Toll the bell, a solemn toll, Jane Shore, from a drawing by Leth
Slow and solemn let it be, bridge, after an original picture in the Cry, for the departing soul, possession of the noble family of Hast- * MISERERE, DOMINE!” ings, painted in 1484.' Perhaps some of We beg to acknowledge the receipt of your Correspondents, or rather the owner Dr. WALKER's memoir on the Druidical of the picture, can give us some account remains in Yorkshire, and hope to have of it. The authenticity of the picture room for its insertion in the next number. must be doubtful from the introduction P. 612, b, l. 2, for Venta Silcorum, of the two towers of Westminster Abbey, read Silurum. as they were built by Sir C. Wren, and of P. 656 The marriage of George Cas. course did not exist in the year 1484. wal Newman, esq. is a fiction. There is In the · Memoires et Observations en An- no such person as the party to whom he is gleterre, 1698,' there is a print of W'est- stated to be married.