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siderable additions. London: John Murray, Albemarlo
Street. MDCCCXXV.-8vo. pp. vi, 7-135. B.M. T. 1156 (1). CONTENT 9.-N° 70.
B.M. Catalogue says : “By B. Disraeli." NOTES :- Beaconsfield Bibliography, 321 - Grenville's
Lawyers and Legislators; or notes on tbe American •Nugæ Metricæ'-The Mid-day Angelus, 323—Old Gloves -Clevedon-Valuations of Property-Price of Cod in 1824 mining companies. “A strange and a strong Delusion it
Vienna Press-Louis XVI., 324-0. G. Lewis-Cromwell's is, wberowith these men have be witched the World; & Hat-Marriage by Capture-Bow Street Runners-Hyde forcible spirit of Error it must needs be, which hath Park, 1824, 325–Basire Family --Nom de Plume-Tenny brought men to such a senseless and unreasonable per
Poems by Two Brothers,' 326. QUERIES : – Marylebone Lane Green-„Dr. Watts Pedigree Albemarle Street. MDCCCXXV.-8vo. pp. viii, 99. B.M.
suasion as this is.” Hooker. London : John Murray, of Brian Boroimhe-"Yetminster” and “Ockford" Samplers—Tying Straw to a Street-door-Barnard-Robert T. 1156 (2). Auguillon-Earl of Lindsay's Coat of Arms. 327-Sir J.
The pamphlet is dedicated
to George Canning Pooly-Sir W. Crosby-Blackwater-Jacobite Bibliography - Clan Badges, The New Timon * Impossible, yet pro "by bis sincere admirer.” The B.M. Catalogue Alexander Walker - Fairman-Truro Stannary Court says : “By B. Disraeli.”
Christian Cole-Lewin-George Townshend, 329. REPLIES:- Mere - stones-Gladstone Bibliography, 329
1826. "Dammer"--St. Govor's Well-Glasgow University Mace, The Star Chamber. Vol. I. Part I. For April 19 330—Scottish Counties-Shakspeare and Green-Schola June 7, 1826. “He would divorse times goe into the Verluciana-Letters of Junius, 331–Wedding Wreaths, 332 Star Chamber, as occasion would serve : there be spared "Jingo" -The Hollow Sword-blade Company-Dr. T. neither bigh nor lowe, but judged every estate according Zouch-Rubbers-Influenza, 334-Seventeenth century to his merits and desertes.' Cavendish's Life of Wolsey. Commonplace Book, 335– Hereford Cathedral-Evan London: William Marsb, 145, Oxford Street.-8vo. pp. iv, • Phenix-St. Thomas's Day Custom-Chesney-Oldest 154, B.M. P.P. 5865. Tree, 336-Lemgo-Feast of the Windy Sheet-Dr. M. Lister-Wife of Viscount Bourke-Folk-tale-In Memo- The B.M. Catalogue says this satirical journal riam? – Loosestrife,” 337 - Burial by Torchlight-"Cor- is attributed to Benjamin Disraeli. Mr. Hitch poral Violet"-Tennyson's Cambridge Contemporaries
man, in his 'Public Life of the Earl of Beacons. NOTES ON BOOKS :-Fowler's History of Corpus Christi field” (second edition, 1881, p. 12), says: "The
Catalogi Codicum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodlei- paper was never acknowledged by Lord Beaconsanæ'-Baddeley's 'Queen Joanna of Naples.'
field, but from internal evidence an impartial Notices to Correspondents.
observer will probably be disposed to conclude
that he was mainly responsible for it.” No. 2 & Notes.
3, for Wednesday, April 26, 1826, contains &
notice of the two volumes of Vivian Grey' just CONTRIBUTIONS TO A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF published, consisting of a long extract describing BENJAMIN DISRAELI, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD. the castle of the Carabas family and an equally
The works in the following list bave all been long extract depicting Mr. Stapylton Toad. In seen except the Hebrew translations of two of the No. 7, for May 24, appears A Key to Vivian novels. The articles showing the exact date of Grey,' the originals baving sometimes the first letter publication are placed before those bearing the of the surname or title, and sometimes the last year-date only. Thanks are tendered to Dr. Gar. letter in addition. In No. 5, for May 10, appears nett, of the British Museum, to Messrs. Longman, second portiou appeared in No. 6, the whole con
& satirical poem, 'The Danciad of To.day. The and to Mr. John Randall.
sisting of 446 lines with copious notes. An elo1820. A true story:
To the Indicator.---Leigh Hunt's quent tribute is paid to Keats in 11. 419-34. The Indicator, No. xi., July 12, 1820, pp. 319-20. B.M. P.P. second part concludes with the words "To be con5382.
tinued. A paragraph in No. 8 says: “The This letter to the editor is signed A. It is the Dunciad of To-day' will be continued in our next opening story in 'Tales and Sketches by the Right number. The prose writers of the day will then Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, pass the ordeal." The promise was, however, never edited by Mr. Logie Robertson, and published by fulfilled. The article in the ninth vumber, for Messrs. Paterson & Co. in 1891.
June 7, headed 'Dissolution of Parliament,' con
tains the announcement : “ With the cessation of 1825. The life of Paul Jones, from original documents in the Chamber will for tho present cease.
the present Parliament, the sitting of the Star
The follow possession of John Henry Sherburne, Esq., Register of the Navy of the United States. London: John Murray, ing is the Albemarle Street. MDCCCXXV.-870. pp. xii, 320. B.M.
Key to' Vivian Grey.' 615 f. 11.
Vole, I. and II. The Preface occupies pp. v-ix. It is unsigned. Marquess of Carabas Marquess of C- (ClanriThe B.M. Catalogue has this note concerning the
Mr. Foaming Fudge. Mr. B-m (Brougbam) book : “Abridged ; with a preface by B. D."
Mr. Charlatan Gas
Rt. Hon. G. C-g(Canning) An inquiry into the plans, progress, and polioy of the Colonel Delmington Colonel L-a American mining companies." Third edition, with con- Lord Past Century Earl of E- (Eldon)
Mr. Liberal Principles Mr. H–O (Huskisson) some thirty characters in the third, fourth, and Lord Alhambra ...
Lord P- (Porchester) fifth volumes in the same manner as in the Star Ernest Clay 8-r G-, Esq.
Chamber key, which is reprinted at the end of the The Duke of Waterloo Duke of w-(Wellington) Prince Hungary Prince E-8 (Esterhazy)
later key. As the first and second volumes were Mrs. Million Mrs. C— (Coutts)
issued in 1826 as one division of the work, it Stapylton Toad
J-P-, Esq., M.P. seems a pity that the B.M. has bound the first Mr. Parthenopex Puff Mr. 8-R
three volumes together, and the fourth and fifth Lord Prima Donna Lord Wm. L- (Lennox)
in another volamo, instead of following the author's Mr. Hargrave
Mr. 8-, M.P.
Key to Vols. III.-Y.
Lady Madeleine Trovor Lady C. C—II (Churchill) Lady Doubtful Lady B- (Blessington). Violet Fane...
Hon, Miss FPrince Xtmapqrtosklw Prince G-t-1 (Gortscha.
Marquis de la Tabatière
Lord P-m koff)
The Russian Archduke Prince Es-b-y (EsterFrederick Cleveland ... R. A-, Esq.
Mr. D'ls—i, Senior (Dis.
raeli) Mr. N-h (Nash)
Lord ( Mr. Stucco
Chevalier de Boufflers M, B-a
Sir R. K. P.
Sir R. P-1 (Peel)
Mr. St. Leger
Mr. D-x, late of Christ.
Sir E.J—y, of Ditto
Prince of Little Lilliput Prince of 8-C-g(Leopold
of Belgium) Duke of Juggernaut ... Duke of N- (Norfolk)
Lady H-11-d (Holland)
Her late R.H. tbe Princess
The late Mr. G-
R. W. H-, Esq.
Principal writer in Attack
all Review The Misses Otranto Misses B~ (Berry)
Mr. R. S-y (Southey)
Professor Sky Rocket Col. T-r-8 In the reprint of this key appended to the key Julius Von Aslingen. Brummel to the third, fourth, and fifth volumes the name of Pbilt of the Villa Pliniana Sir W. G-11 the original of Mrs. Felix Lorraine is given as Lady Attack-all Reviero Quarterly Reviero
Ab-n-thy (Abernethy). Vivian Grey.
Miss D-n, daughter of the
late celebrated Dr. D-D “Why then the world 's mine oyster,
Count Von Sobnspeer
Duke of W-R (Duke of
Wellington) Vol. I. London: Honry Colburn, New Burlington Von Chronicle
M. de Sismondi, Author of Street. 1826.-12mo. B.M. N. 435.
•Julia Severa Vol. i. has pp. iv, 266 ; vol. ii., pp. iv, 236. Count Eberstein
Hon. Capt. K.
Lord Amelius Fitzfudge
Lord B-g-h (Burghersb) "To the best and greatest of men I dedicate these Col. Von Trumpetson M-8 of L-0-y (Londonvolumes. He, for whom it is intended, will accept and
derry) appreciate the compliment: those, for whom it is not Mr. St. George
Mr. Aintended, will do the same.'
Mr. B-ttSee Star Chamber above, and also 1827, 1870, Speigelburg...
Brinkel 1881, 1888, and 1892.
1828. Vivian Grey.
The voyage of Captain Popanilla. By the author of Why then the world's mine oyster,
“ Vivian Grey." “ Travellers ne'er did lie, tho' fools at Wbich I with sword will open."
home condemn 'em.” London: Henry Colburn, New Vol. III. London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Burlington Street, 1828.-12mo, pp. viii, 243. B.M. Street. 1827.-12mo. B.M. N. 435, 436.
N. 187 (2). Vol. iii. bas pp. ii, 333 ; vol. iv., pp. ii, 362;
For other editions see 1870, 1881, 1890, and vol. v., pp. iv, 324. These three volumes were 1891. issued in 1827. At the end of the Museum
1831. copy of vols. iv. and v. is bound a 'Key to Vivian
The young duke. "A moral Tale, though gay." By
the author of " Vivian Grey." In three volumes...... Grey'(tenth edition, published in 1827 by William London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Marsb). This gives the names of the originals of Burlington Street. 1831.–12mo. B.M, N. 838.
Vol. i. contains pp. iv, 300, pp. iii, iv, being so well, and feelingly translated. Every February I say occupied with an Advertisement from the author to Dropmore with renewed ardour, and I shall now say and the publishers, and pp. 297-300 by Notes. it in your words, Vol. ii. has pp. iv, 271, the last page containing
Seat of my Soul's delight, adieu ! the Notes. Vol. iii. has pp. iv, 265. For later
I go—but leave my spirit here. editions eee 1870, 1881, 1888, and 1892.
Apropos to Dropmore, I send you an attempt of my own,
on your Italian dialogue between Love and Spring, not 1832.
for its own sake, but for that of the answer to it, which The Court of Egypt. A eketch. New Monthly Maga. I have received from Lord Nugent, and which i think
you cannot fail to admire. zine and Literary Journal, 1832, vol. xxxiv. pp. 555-6.
I beg that you will excuse my baving made use of The little sketch is signed " Mesr.” It is re- another hand in writing to you, as tho state of my printed in ‘Tales and Sketches,' 1891.
health* makes it necessary for me to do so. The speaking harlequin. The two losses; in one act.
I am Dear Sir -Ner Monthly Magazine, 1832, vol. XXXV. pp. 158-63.
Your faithful, bumble Serpe
GRENVILLET This little piece is in four scenes, and includes two stanzas entitled “Colombine's Ritornella.” It Right Hon. Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, and
The cover is addressed in the handwriting of the is reprinted in Tales and Sketcher,' 1891.
franked by him :The Boophorus. A sketch.-New Monthly Magazine, 1832, vol. xxxv. p. 242
Beaconsfield, Feby two, 1829.
The 'Vonble Archdeacon Wrangham Signed “Marco Polo, Junior.” It is reprinted
Hunmanby, in "Tales and Sketches,' 1891.
York. Egyptian Thebes.—Nero Monthly Magazine, 1832,
C. W. Williams Wyon. vol. xxxv. pp. 333-39.
Love and Spring. Signed “ Marco Polo, Junior.” It is reprinted
Veris risit Amor. Rosasf (sic) caduc18: in Tales and Sketches,' 1891.
Cui Ver, “ Vane puer tuine Flores
Quæso perpetuum manent in Ævum ?” Ixion in heaven. By the author of "Contarini Fleming," and " Vivian Grey." — Ner Monthly Magazine, 1832,
“ Poor Spring,” said Love,“ Unhappy Spring, vol. XXXV. pp. 514-20.
How soon thy flowers decay !" Section viii. is followed by the words “ To be " Vain boy," said Spring, "on swiftor wing. continued.” See 1833, 1870, 1881, 1890, and Pass not thy Joys away !". 1891.
L' Grenville. Contarini Fleming. A psychological auto-biography.
Answer of Love and Spring. In four volumes...... London: John Murray, Albemarle- And can for Love and Spring be found Street. MDCCCXXXII.-8vo. B.M. 899,900.
No better Augury? Vol. i. has pp. iv, 228 ; vol. ii., pp. iv, 247 ;
In thy Sweet Home, within, around,
'Tis thus they answer Thée. vol. iii., pp. iv, 194, and two pages of advertise
“ Harsh is thy censure, and unmeet ments ; vol. iv., pp. iv, 230. See 1846, 1853, For Dropmore's happy bowers, 1870, 1881, 1888, and 1891.
Where young Affection fixed its seat
Midst never-fading flowers.
Time bath passed on, but faithful, We
pause upon the wing,
For Love still smiles uocbanged, on Thee, LORD GRENVILLE'S ‘NUGÆ METRICÆ,' 1824.
And all the year is Spring. (Continued from p. 241.)
L' Nugent. Dropmore, 2nd Fobruary, 1829.
GRANVILLE LEVESON GOWER. MY DEAR SIR-I have to thank you for the beautiful
Titsey Place. little collection of the English and Latin Psycbae, with both of which I bave been highly gratified, and the more, THE MID-DAY ANGELUS.-In Dr. Kitchin's because both were equally new to me. Nor must I forget History of France, vol. ii. p. 74, it is stated that and far too much neglected store of elegance and sentithe mid-day Angelas was instituted by Louis XI., ment. From one of your Extracts, I have remarked, the authority quoted in a foot-note is a passage what I was ignorant of before, that Jortin drew the con- from Jean de Terre as follows :clusion of his much and justly admired Epitaph,t “Tu cave Lethaeo contingas vra liquori,” from that ample l'Eglise dudit Paris la grosse cloche. chacun feust
“ Dorespavant a l'heure de midy, que sonneroit a I see you are as fond of Flaminius as I am, nor Aeschy un genouil a terre en disant Ave Maria pour is there in his whole volume, anything, which speaks donner bonne paix au Royaume de France." more to my Heart, than the little Poem which you have The passage seems open to construction in the
* • Anthologia Latina Veterum Epigrammatum et * After a long period of ill-health Lord Grenville Poematum,' Amst., 1759–73.
died in January, 1834. | It will be found in a selection of Latin metrical † Signed by himself. inscriptions by Thomas Warton, Poet Laureate, See I Lord Grenville, to suit bis metre, has used a Annual Register,' 1803, vol. xlv. p. 769.
poetical license in attributing roses to spring.
sense that the Ave Maria was at the giveo time per foot, total 176,000l.; it being under the said with a particular “intention.” Is there no reserved price. Comparing this with old Rome, earlier authenticated reference to its observance ? | I find that the house of Clodius cost 119,4791. of A narrow, secular, political origin seems hardly our currency ; some buildings, classed as palaces, sufficient to account for a custom that has spread went much higher. It is of interest to note that over Europe, and indeed throughout Christendom. all such private houses had their business quarter, It would destroy much of the poetry and senti- where produce from the country estates was stored ment that have appealed in successive generations for sale in the metropolis. Crassus left 1,614,5831. to multitudes of thoughtful and religious men and in land, and his residence sold for 28,0001. The
reports that reach us show that, as with America, He heard the Angelus from convent towers the capital sum was recorded, few reckoning by As if a better world conversed with ours,
fixed income. Seneca, the so-called pbilosopher, Longfellow says, putting into words what many left 2,000,0001., the Emperor Augustus received have felt; and we all remember the pathos of 32,000,000l. in legacies. "America, at present, is Millet's picture of the Angelus.' It seems pre-pre-eminently prosperous ; but taken generally, sumptuous to question in any way the authority of bigh figures do not prove national prosperity, they the learned Dean of Winchester. It is the wisb, only bring out into stronger relief the poverty of rather than the hope, that he may in this instance the lowest class. If wealth were more equally be wrong that induces me to write to you. divided, we should hear nothing of an eight
E. B. M.
13, Paternoster Row. OLD GLOVES.-At the sale of the late Earl of Arran's curiosities in Covent Garden, the gloves PRICE OF COD IN 1824. — The Rev. N. S. given by King Henry VIII. to Sir Anthony Denny Wheaton's "Journal of his residence in England in were sold for 38l. 178.; the gloves given by King 1823-4 (published 1830) says that on his visit to James I. to Edward Denny, Esq. (son of Şir Billingegate, on January 6, “The price of fresh Anthony), for 221. 18. ; the mittens given by cod-fish is five shillinge per pound. Two guineas Queen Elizabeth to Sir Edward Denny's lady for is a very common price for one of a moderate size." 25l. 48.; the scarf given by King Charles I. for
F. J. F. 101, 10s. All were bought for Sir Thos. Deddy, of Ireland, who is lineally descended from the
VIENNA PRESS AND Louis XVI.-The followsaid Sir Anthony Denny, one of the executors of ing is a translation of an article of the Neue Freie King Henry VIII.(‘Annual Register,' 1759. p. 84). Presse, which will certainly interest readers of
•N. & Q.':CLEVEDON AND THE POETS.- After reading
" It is nowadays difficult to understand how people a
hundred years ago could control their impatience when, ('In Memoriam,' xix.),
abroad, events of the greatest consequences were approachThey laid him by the pleasant shore, And in the hearing of the wave,
Thus the Wiener Zeitung (or Vienna Gazette), of and again (xx.) of
January 30, 1793, relates that three questions* had the grasses of the grave,
been put to the Paris National Convention : first, it was a disillusion to find Arthur Hallam buried whether King Louis was guilty; second, wbether in the dark chancel of a church. Another bard, the judgment passed on him should be laid before yet more melodious and philosophic, but wanting the people for approval ; third, what the punishin that self-control which was so marked
a feature ment should be." Nine days before, ere this news of the Laureate, is still remembered at Clevedon.
was ever read, viz., on January 21, Louis bad One of our streets bears his name, and the tiny already ended his career on the scaffold. On house where he and Sara lived is still inscribed February 2 the inhabitants of Vienna heard that “ Coleridge Cottage." I one day observed to the 366 members of the Convention had been sentenced present tenant that S. T. C. had been a famous to death, 319 to life-long imprisonment or exile, poet, when she replied, somewbat testily (frequent and at last, on February 6, the Wiener Zeitung visitors having raffled ber), “A poet! Well, I appeared with the news of Louis XVI.'s execution. don't think much of that; he might have done
CHARLES BURION. better!" And no doubt Coleridge might have done 51, Sale Street, many things better, though few things have been done better, in its way, than "The Ancient Louis XVI.-The following is cut from the Mariner.'
G. L. FENTON. Daily News of February 24 :Clevedon.
" It has often been wondered what had become of the VALUATIONS OF PROPERTY.-Quite recently, crucifix used by the Abbé Edgeworth at the execution of one large business freehold in the City, offered for
* See Carlyle's 'History of the French Revolution, sale by auction, was bought in at the rate of 451. book ii, chap. vii.
Louis XVI. Our Paris correspondent says it is now in indexed in due course, it will be at hand for
“ The Bow Street Runners ceased out of the land soon him never to part with it, because it was a sacred relic, after the introduction of the new police. I remember and she expected that Louis the Martyr would one day them very well as standing about the door of the office in figure in the calendar of the Church along with his Bow Street. They had no other uniform than a blue ancestor, St. Louis. The crucifix,
with the Christ on it, dress-coat, brass buttons (I am pot even now sure that is in old carved ivory, and probably made at Dieppe."
tbat was necessary), and a bright red cloth waistcoat.
The waistcoat was indispensable, and the slang name for W. D. PINK
them was 'red-breasts,' in consequence.”—Letters of C. CHARLES GEORGE LEWI8.--He lies buried in Dickens,' ed. by bis sister-in-law and his eldest daughter, Felpham Churchyard, near Bognor. His epitaph
1880, vol. ii. p. 178.
N. M. & A. runs as follows:
HYDE PARK ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 18, “Charles George Lowis once an engraver bom at 1824.—The afternoon scene there is thus described Enfield June 13, 1808, I died at Felpbam June 16, 1880, I late of 53, Charlotte Street, Portland Place, W."
by an American clergyman, the Rev. N. S. L. L. K.
Wheaton, whose 'Journal' was published at Hart
ford, U.S., in 1830:OLIVER CROMWELL'S Har.-In the Weekly
“Who has not heard of the promenade in Hyde Park? Dispatch of June 17, 1821, I recently met with As the weather was very fine, I walked in that direction the following, which may interest your readers :- between three and four, and squeezed through Cumber
“Mr. Cromwell, of Cheshunt (Herts), has now in his land Gate with the crowd. Here, one of the most lively, possession the hat of his ancestor, Oliver Cromwell, by animated scenes presented itself. The whole distance which the skull supposed to be the Protector's, wbich, between Oxford Street and Hyde Park Corner, a stretch with two others, were, after the Restoration, affixed of about three-quarters of & mile, was thronged to excess; over the entrance to Westminster Hall, until the and throwing myself into the tide of human population, reign of Queen Anne, has been tried, and no doubt is with no object in view but to study and observe, I was now entertained of its identity."
borne along with the crowd. Here might be seen W. I. R. V.
wealthy shopkeepers, in whose rotund persons were dis
played the substantial qualities of the roast beef of Old MARRIAGE BY CAPTURE. — The following para- England'-firm stepping matrons and mincing maidens graph, which appeared in the South Wales Daily the fair-privates of the guards, with their military strut News of March 14, is so interesting as deserve a and rusty mustaches-thriving green bachelors in their place in the columns of ‘N. &. Q.':
frog-buttoned frock coats--corinthians and exquisites "At the last meeting of the Dafydd ap Gwilym from Bond Street, sporting an eye-glass and perfuming Society, Oxford, Mr. J. H. Davies gave an interesting the gales with their ambrosial locks-waiting men in laced account of peculiar marriage customs which still prevail coats, and plush unmentionables of yellow, green, blue, in many parts of Cardiganshire. It would appear that red, and all the primary colours and a multitude more in this county we have still & survival of the old practice of pedestrians not so readily classified-all elbowing their of marriage by capture. On the marriage day the way amidst the throng, in the gayest and most talkative bridegroom and his friends proceed to the house of the humour imaginable. They might bave almost been bride. Here the door is locked, and resistance is offered reckoned by tens of thousands, the fineness of the day to their entry by the bride's friends and relatives, scuffing after a long succession of rains having enticed them and horseplay being freely indulged in. Wben order has abroad. On the other side of the railing, in Park Lane, been restored, the spokesmen on each side hold a dialogue, the scene was no less amusing. A double row of cargenerally in verse. The bridegroom is then allowed ad- riages, moving by each other in opposite directions, mission, but meanwbile the bride has been disguised, occupied the middle part of the street; and on each side and is more often than not eventually found, dressed as hovered a cloud of horsemon. The carriages moved on as an old crone, nursing a male child. The child is a male, in a funeral procession, at a slow pace, interrupted in order, it is supposed, that the first children of the mar: by frequent balts, and so close as to be almost in riage may be also males. Soon after the contracting parties contact. The tops were generally down; and many a go forth to chapel or churcb,a 8 the case may be. Trouble fair one, who glitters in the purlieus of St. James' and is not yet as an end for the hapless groom, however. Grosvenor Squares, among the ascending, culminating, The father, or father and brothers, ride off with the and waning stars of the court, might be seen reclining bride, and a cbase ensues. When the groom comes up
at her ease, directing her opera-glass towards the thick with the bride she is delivered into his hands, and the mass of pedestrians over the railing, or chatting with ceremony now proceeds in the orthodox manner.' some gallant cavalier, or innocently drawing aside her F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY.
veil, in the consciousness of possessing charms which
needed not that charitable concealment. Here were Bow STREET RUNNERS.—Traditions of these carriages, on which coronets glittered, and lions ramped, people survive, but there are not many persons crowed ; and on which were pourtrayed all the quaint
and griffins yawned, and phenixes blazed, and cocks now alive who can remember seeing them in the and multiform devices of heraldry, denoting descent flesh. We have more than once been asked ques- from 'ancient and honourable families.' Interspersed tions relating to them which we were unable to between, were stanhopes, and tilburys, and curricles, answer. The following passage was written by foundland dog and upward, and loaded with citizens and
drawn by ponies of every size, from that of a large NewCharles Dickens on April 18, 1862. It may be their families; while on either side, the dandies galloped well to transfer it to your pages, where, when to and fro,'witching the world with noble horsemanship.'