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Leveridge advertisement, 100.
Papal sovereignty, 32.

Shakespeare Society? 2; replies, 2, 14,
Lexicographical absurdities, 12. Paper, new material for, 36,

34.
London Letter carriers, 45.
Perjured Laird's Doom, 27.

Shropshire belfry rhymes, 19.
Lords of the Isles lands, 47.
Phænician Paleography, 2.

Shropshire epitaphs, 32.
Love and Honour ? 8; replies, 14. Pindar, see Wolcot.

Shropshire dialect, 98-99.
Macdonald, Flora, 47.
Polish Names, 23, 32.

Sicilian Vespers, 74, 86.
Madron Doom Well, 93.
Pont Alais, French jester, 45.

Simon on Irish coins, 22.
Madron Well chapel ? 85; replies, 93, Pope's Last hours, 31.

Skelton portrait, 13.
94.
Porcelain, Chinese, 59-60.

Skimming.dish hat, 58.
Mai, Cardinal, Vatican Librarian, 31. Posture of buried dead, 44.

Smithfield market, 45.
Malespini, Novelle, 38.
Pre-Adamite pictures, 22.

Smith library sale, 5.
Mancini, Marie de, 24.
Prepaid envelopes, 24.

Songs, Early English, 67-69,
Mary I., legend on coins, 1.
Prescott, the historian, 23.

Spectator, assignment, 56.
Marie Antoinette, correspondence ? 25. Prior's Chloe, 72.

Spenser's death ? reply, 41.
Masses for the dead, 37.
Propugnacula described, 75.

Spes et Fortuna valete! ? 36 ; replies,
Melbourne, lines on a bed ? reply, 50. Pulci's Amatory Verses, 24.

42, 43, 52, 63, 72.
* Merchants' marks, 97.
Pump, motto for a, 8.

Sterne's Le Fevre, 50.
Microcosmos illustrated, 70.
Radcliffe and Kneller, 26.

Sterne's Inedited Letters, 9.
Midwatch Sea-song ? 20; replies, 30. Ravenscroft, the musician, 67-69, Sterne's grave, 96.
Mill the historian's birth-place, 27. Reflective Moments, 39.

| Strutt's Queen Hoo Hall ? 8.
Milton's mock funeral, 37.
Reynard the Fox, 88-89.

Swallows taken by flies, 48, 56.
Mixed Alphabets, 2. .

Rex Anglorum, see Schola Salernitana. Swedish copper money, 48.
Modern Illuminators, 14.
Right of way ? replies, 82,

Symbolic Hand ? reply, 45.
* Monastic cell-lamp, 26.
Rolliad quoted, 83.

Talbois Family ? 100.
Mormon Fanaticism, 64.
Rosemary blossoms, 5-7.

Talbot's Pix judgment, 38.
Mysteries and Stage-plays, 45. Routh library, 94.

| Thames liquid world' ? 31.
Nancy Dawson, song, 26.
Rundale land tenure ? 81.

Thunderstorms on deaths, 92.
Napoleon's bequest, 100.

Russian Easter ceremonies, 33. Tiled in, origin of phrase ? reply, 58.
Natural intellect misapplied, 87. Russian profaneness, 30.

Timor Domine Fons Vitæ, 1.
Nelson effigy in Abbey, 20.
Russian state-coach, 40.

Tobacco-smoke, its weigbt, 4.
Newspapers, English, 34.
Sainthill medal described, 66.

*Tomb of Juliet, 14-16.
Newspapers, French, 8.
*Samian ware bowl, 21.

Tottleben, letter respecting, 90-91.
Newspaper slander, 34.
Sardinian motto explained, 94.

Turner, R.A.? 18; reply, 37.
Newspaper, its universality, 71. Schola Salernitana, 54, 55, 60, 73, 74, Unicorn in heraldry ? 56; reply, 70.
*Nuremburg mask, 73.

89.

Veritas Temporis Filia, 1.
Obituary :-
Scold presentment, 98.

*Verona, Tomb at, 15.'
Adair, Sir Robert, 83.
Scotland's hills, 13.

Victory, or Westminster Abbey ! 20.
Adamson, John, 78.

*Scottish yets' or yates, 61, 71. *Victoria pattern Florins, 7-8.
Bell, Currer, 25.
Scottish tack or lease, 40.

Virginia, origin of name, 4.
Brown, James, Boston, 32.

Seals, silk interwoven ? reply, 48. | Wayside crosses ? 38; replies, 46, 47.
Bunyan, Robert, 94.
Sebastopol, lost survey, 23.

Welsh burial custom, 45.
Burns' Jessy Lewars, 45.

*Sebastopol bronze galley, 90. | Who will bell the Cat? 16.
Eckermann, Dr., 14.
Sepulture in Ireland, 45.

Wigs, their disuse ? 85.
Mitford, Mary Russell, 5.
Sevendible ? reply, 13.

Will's Coffee-house closed, 66.
Rogers, Samuel, 100.
Seven Whistlers ? reply, 25.

Wolcot's annuity, 27.
Oregon Territory Maps, 40.

Shaftesbury belfry rhymes, 19. Women, Dispraise of, 49.
Overdoor inscriptions, 36, 42, 43, 53. Shakespeare, Chandos portrait, 2, 35. Words are things ? 14; reply, 24.
Painter's Palace of Pleasure, 1. *Shakespeare's chair, 81.

Wycherley's Country Wife, 38.
Paisley black-book, 4.

Shakespeare's mention of rosemary,6. Yankee Doodle, song, 20.
Pall Mall, Italian game, 38.

Shakespeare read by sparkish girls, 56.

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(JANUARY, 1855.

PAINTER'S PALACE OF PLEASURE.

VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA. SHAKESPEARE borrowed largely from this rich store- Your Correspondent, M. R. C., asks why Queen Mary house of “ Pleasant Histories and Excellent Novels, the First adopted this motto as a legend on her coins. Tragicall Matters, and other morall Argument," for the adding that it was one "to which Mary at no period of plots of his dramas, or the enrichment of his incidents; her life was entitled.” It must not be assumed that the and there are few books in early English literature, so Sovereign ever suggests a legend for the coinage, on the attractive in their import, or more difficult to obtain in contrary, she, or he, merely approves or rejects what the a clean, sound, and unexceptionable condition than the Master of the Mint, or the designer of the medal, under volumes under notice.

the sanction of the Lords of the Treasury, may have proA circumstance which adds to its rarity, and conse- posed. The legend on the shillings of her predecessor, quently the difficulty of obtaining the two volumes, either King Edward the Sixth, is Timor DOMINE FONS VITÆ, together, or in a co-equal condition, is the fact that each the family motto of the Butlers, Earls of Dunboyne ; were printed at separate times. The first was printed in and the present Earl informed the writer that one of his 1566, again in 1569, and again in 1575. The second ancestors was Master of the Mint in the reign of that in 1567, and again in 1580, but the title is not dated. Prince, and as a record of the fact placed his own motto The Harleian copy, which is noticed in Oldys' Cata on the coinage. May not that of Queen Mary have logue of that superb, nay, national library, after it was had some similar origin? It is much the fashion tv imapurchased by Thomas Osborne, at Gray's Inn Gate, for gine a Popish origin for every event of Mary's reign, and 13,0001., a much less sum than had been expended on Mr. Hawkins, in his Silver Coins of England, ventures the binding of a portion, was formed of the editions, vol. on this conjectural explanation: “ The motto was I. 1575, and vol. II. 1567. See Catalogue, 1744, vol. adopted by the persuasion of her Romish clergy in III., Romances and Novels, numb. 6375. The binding allusion to her endeavours to restore the abominations of red morocco, with richly tooled corners.

Popery, which had been in a great degree suppressed by Whether Mr. Hans Stanley was then purchaser or not, her predecessors.”

B. N. does not appear, but he presented the work to the im- | The inconsistency of this assertion will be apparent in mortal Garrick, with these lines inscribed on the fly-leaf reverting to facts. Sir James Butler, who married Joan, of the first volume

daughter of Pierce Butler, Earl of Ormonde, died in Jan. From these dark Legends of a barbarous age,

| 1533, leaving Edın und his son and heir, ennobled in 1541 by The self-taught SHAKESPEAR drew his Tragic page,

King Henry the Eighth, as Baron Dunboyne. It is true, From each faint portrait, each imperfect line,

the armorial motto appears to be TIMOR DOMINI PONS He traced Othello, Juliet, Cymbeline;

VITÆ, and that legend is attached to the shillings of King His wilder muse succeeding criticks foil'd,

Edward the Sixth, from 1547 to 1551, but not the slightest Fruitless their author to explain they toil'd.

evidence is to be found that connects Lord Dunboyne with 'Twas thine, O GARRICK, in each lofty part,

the mint affairs of either monarch, in England or Ireland, in To write a comment in the anxious heart;

which latter country he seems to have been a resident, and By skilful accent, gesture, voice, and mien,

married Julia, who after a month's marriage, was the widow To show the beauties of each rapt'rous scene,

of Gerald the red haired,' fifteenth baron Kerry killed in What he to Cynthio, or to Boccace ow'd,

Desmond, August 1, 1550. Edward, Baron Dunboyne, was Thy buskin on the British bard bestow'd.

deceased in 1566.

The legend on the shillings of Edward the Sixth was deBelow these dedicatory lines, Garrick, thus highly rived from the Vulgate version of the Bible, Proverbs, complimented, wrote

xiv. 27. The editions by Henry Stephens, of Paris, being

then very popular among the Reformers.-Ed. The above lines were written by Mr. Hans Stanley, who gave me this book.

Pope's SKULL has the animal passions strongly deveUpon Mrs. Garrick's decease, the library of her loped, nor are the organs of veneration or benevolence husband was dispersed by public auction, when this copy very prominent; it is, however, devoid of what is vulwas purchased by Mr. Jolley for 281. 178.6d., and on the garly designated “bumps and lumps," and is singularly

16th inst. was, in the last day's sale of his books, pur- pre-eminent for the harmonised disposition of leading | chased by Mr. Lilly for 181.

characteristics. The operation of the brain upon the skull evinces indisputably how active while living were

the poet's exercise of ideality and the reflective powers. VOL. v.

January 10.

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J. D. H.

D. G.

SHAKESPEARE AND CAMDEN SOCIETIES. I PICNICIAN PALEOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE. In Current Notes, 1852, pp. 31, 39, were notices of

On the observations of the Editor, who appears to the termination of the Percy Society, and the final

lean to the general opinions of Oriental scholars, on the adjustment of its pecuniary affairs, honourable to all par

le to all para subject of Paleography and Phænician literature, but on

hiest of p ties by whom they had been conducted.

which a volume might be written ; attached to the article There are, or were, two other similar Societies; the

in Current Notes, vol. iii. p. 73, I proffer the followShakespeare Society and the Camden Society, concern

ing remarks :ing which little officially has been heard recently, so as

First. Herodotus says the Phænicians came as coloto learn whether they are defunct, or only in a state of

nists to the Syrian coasts from the Erythræan seas. suspended animation. As regards the Shakespeare, it

Strabo, that they came from the Persian gulf. Vallanhas certainly been stated in several booksellers' cata

cey, that the Phænicians and the Persians were of the logues that it is closed, and the stock of books and the

same family; and as to the language called Phænician, Shakespeare portraits sold off'; but I am not aware that

I can assert it was, used over a much wider extent of any announcement of such being the case, has been

country than was occupied by the Arabians and Persians. officially made, or any account of the funds furnished to

In this language, which in fact resembles the Chinese, the members.

in its almost total absence of grammatical inflections, It would be satisfactory to the subscribers to receive

are written those ancient remains which have of late any information or explanation regarding these matters,

caused considerable sensation throughont the literary through the medium of your useful and entertaining Current Notes.

world, viz., the cuneiform monuments of Babylon, Ni

F. R. A. The SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY ceased at the close of 1853;

neveh, Persepolis, and Behistan. On the north part of the reason stated, that the Honorary Officials were desirous

the pillar of Alahabad, we find, in a character not as yet of retiring. In March 1854, the entire stock of the works,

deciphered, as I am aware by any but myself, a history printed at the expense of the members, was sold by public which appears to be an account of the deluge, and deauction for about 4601., the disposal, to Mr. Skeffington, of scribing the spot where Noah was buried. See Asiatic the remaining impressions of the Ellesmere Shakspeare por. Researches, vol. vii. p. 180, pl. 6. All these writings trait was a private arrangement. No official account of are to be read from left to right. May not this Phænithe affairs of the Society, or its termination, has been pre- cian language, this older dialect of the Arabic have been pared for the members, nor does it, on enquiry, appear that almost universal in the days of Heber? Again, may it any such statement is contemplated.

not have been remodelled about six hundred years after, Our Correspondent may rest assured hopes are enter- l in the days of Ishmael, to somewhat in its present form? tained, that the CAMDEN SOCIETY is about recovering from

Secondly, Gesenius in his Monumenta Phænicia, has its supposed state of suspended animation, by the following signs. During 1854, the members have received the" Letters

numerous specimens of this language ; and the Sinaic of Lady Brilliana Harley," and the first part of “ Bp. Swin

Valley has supplied 178 inscriptions in the same ford's Household Roll." Some Extracts from Grants temp.

language. See Trans. of Royal Society of Literature, Edward the Fifth, are promised during this month, January vol. ii. part 1, plates. In these inscriptions, written 1855; and also, the Report of the Council elected May 2, some before, and others soon after the exodus of the 1853, with the report of the Auditors upon the Society's Israelites from Egypt, one word occurs more than one receipts and expenditure “ from the 1st of April, 1853, to hundred and forty times, a sufficient evidence to prove the 31st March, 1854."

that for the most part, I speak cautiously, and think I The Camden Society appears to have lost of its phalanx may say altogether, Phænician inscriptions must be read of members, nearly one half. It is lamentable to reflect, | from left to right. The one word alluded to is in numb. how perverted have been the means and resources of this

142, De sna, Mount Sina. The first letter is the once leading and embodied power of deservedly distin

Hebrew, samech, or s; the second is the Syriac and guished men of all professions. Had the subscriptions and A the labours of the members, located as they were and are

Arabic, nun or n; and the third, is the Samaritan and in all the counties. been devoted to the enlargement and Runic alaph, or a; sometimes the letters are joined as reconstruction of Camden's Britannia, they would have in numb. 2, where it occurs three tiines ; and at others, conferred especial honour on the name of the Historian the letters are somewhat altered in form, but always diswhose celebrity they usurped to emblazon a notoriety which tinguishable, even to a tyro. Surely, this word proves they have but faintly attempted to maintain. Such a work that all the sentences must be read from left to right; would have resulted in establishing an eternal national mo- and also, that the writing is made up of MIXED ALPHAnument, and created a halo of imperishable glory on the BETS. Society; or, had that been deemed too much, a republica

Thirdly, I have a printed copy of the Magni Atlantis tion of Horsley's Britannia Romana, with additions based

et soubmersæ Atlantidis Reliquiem, called Phænician, upon the annotated copies, by Professor Ward and others,

but which I think to be Runic. The heading “ Atlan," in the British Museum Library, would really have rendered

is from right to left, but the narrative is alternately up an important service in aid of Historical Literature, while on the contrary, many of their distributed emanations are

and down, in eighteen lines of two feet one inch in found on book-stalls neglected and unheeded, a memorable

length. This professes to have been written seven memento of the mischiefs of inefficient or misdirected hundred years after the deluge, which it describes in talent, and ample pecuniary means.

| most poetical language, and in which are mentioned as

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