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THE ATHENÆUM

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This Day's ATHENÆUM contains Articles on WHEATLEY'S EDITION of PEPYS. The VISION of MACCONGLINNE, The SKEPTICS of the ITALIAN RENAISSANCE. BROUGHTON'S LETTERS from a MAHRATTA CAMP. STEVENSON on HISTORIC PERSONALITY. LAMARTINE. NEW NOVELS--Through Thick and Thin: Two Men and a Woman;

Paynton Jacks, Gentleman; A Little Minx ; Larmes d'Amante. COOKERY BOOKS THEOLOGICAL BOOKS. OUR LIBRARY TABLE-LIST of NEW BOOKS. MR. W. MACPHERSON - HOMER -A BYRONIC FRAGMENT

PROF. ROBERT BENSLY-The SPRING PUBLISHING SEASON -NOTES from PARIS.

Also LITERARY GOSSIP. SCIENCE-Elementary Chemistry : Anthropological Notes ; Societies;

Meetings; Gossip. FINE ARTS--The Royal Academy; Sale; Gossip. MUSIC— The Week; Concerts; Gossip; Performances Next Week. DRAMA- Gossip

The ATHENAUM for April 22 contains Articles on LORD DE TABLEY'S POEMS. BURROWS'S COMMENTARIES on ENGLISH HISTORY. BURY'S EDITION of the ISTHMIAN ODES. LORD PRESIDENT INGLIS. MRS. MEYNELL'S VERSE and PROSE. NEW NOVELS-Dual Lives; Lottie's Wooing; A Wild Proxy; The

World of Chance; The Blind Artist's Pictures; Something Occurred; Sport Royal ; The Cruise of the Wild Duck ; Scarabæns; Gray bridge Hall; The Dance of the Hours.

OKS of TRAVEL.
ECONOMIC LITERATURE.
OUR LIBRARY TABLE-LIST of NEW BOOKS.
MR. FREEMAN and the 'QUARTERLY REVIEW-A TARDY RE-

APPEARANCE-DICTIONARY of NATIONAL BIOGKAPHY-
SALE-HIEROGLYPHIC BIBLES-The SPRING PUBLISHING
SEASON-MR. J. A. SYMONDS.

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LITERARY GOSSIP.
SCIENCE-Entomological Literature; Astronomical Notes; Societies ;

Meetings; Gossip. FINE ARTS-The Church Plate of Wilts; The Society of Painters in

Water Colours; Sales; Gossip.
MUSIC-Ellis's Wagner's Prose Works, Gossip; Performances Next

Week.
DRAMA-The Week; Gossip.

The ATHENÆUM for April 15 contains Articles on LANG on HOMER and the EPIC. JESSOPP'S STUDIES by a RECLUSE. MEMORIALS of ST. EDMUND'S ABBEY. CINDERELLA. STEVENSON'S ISLAND NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS. ENGLAND under HENRY VII. NEW NOVELS-Oriole's Daughter; The Harlequin Opal; One Virtue ;

A Polish Conspiracy; La Rotisserie de la Reine Pédauque; Madame

Corentine. RECENT VERSE. OUR LIBRARY TABLE-LIST of NEW BOOKS. MR. JOHN TAYLOR_The DICTIONARY of NATIONAL BIO

GRAPHY-The SPRING PUBLISHING SEASON - SALE-MR. FREEMAN and the 'QUARTERLY REVIEW.'

ALSO LITERARY GOSSIP. SCIENCE-Deakin's Irrigated India ; M. Alphonse de Candolle; So

cieties; Meetings; Gossip. FINE ARTS-Herkomer on Etching: Library Table : Architectura!

Literature; Mr. George Vicat Cole, R.A. ; The French Gallery, Pall

Mall; Gossip.
MUSIC-The Week ; Gossip; Performances Next Week.
DRAMA-Gossip

The ATHENÆOM for April 8 contains Articles on The CHILDREN of the POOR in NEW YORK. COFFEE-HOUSES in ENGLAND. BBHRS'S RECOLLECTIONS of COUNT TOLSTOY. STATE TRIALS. The MARQUESS of HASTINGS in INDIA. LUTHER'S CATECHISM. The PRINCELY CHANDOS. NEW NOVELS-The Marplot; An Easter Vacation; A Son of Noah

Over the Waters; Euthanasia. LOCAL HISTORY. EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE. FOREIGN HISTORICAL WORKS. OUR LIBRARY TABLE-LIST of NEW BOOKS. MR. FREEMAN and the 'QUARTERLY REVIEW'-The KONNECKE

CAXTON-SALE-LIFTING at EASTER-MR. JAMES HUTTON 'SOME UNPUBLISHED LETTERS of WORDSWORTH'-DATE of The CANTERBURY TALES'-LANDOR'S SIMONIDEA.'

Also LITERARY GOSSIP. SCIENCE — Text - Books; Geographical Notes ; Societies; Meetings

Gossip
FINE ARTS-Symonds's 'Michel Angelo'; Notes from Athens; Gossip.
MUSIC-The Week; New Instrumental Concerted Music; Gossip

Performances Next Week.
DRAMA-Pemberton's "T. W. Robertson'; The Week ; Gossip.

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LONDON, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1893.

tween subject and subject, so far as cognizance was

taken of it by the Crown or by a court of law. CONTENT 8.-N° 71.

Take first the records of the Court of Chancery, NOTES :-Our Public Records, 341–The

Pope's Golden Rose, We all know of what paramount importance and - Like a bolt from the blue" -The Garden of the Hes of what antiquity was the office of Chancellor. The perides, 345.–Cogers Hall-Stephen Gosson-Charles Rossi Chancellor was the sovereigo's principal secretary, -"Step-girl"-Shakspearian Relics—" We are seven' Rents in 1699--Chester, 346—" Practical Politics,” 347.

the supervisor of royal grants, and, indeed, of all

business transacted under the Great Seal, of which QUERIES :- Fargood."-Works of King

Alfred-Epiphany he was the keeper. From the reign of Richard I. Sayings of the Philosophers – Heraldic Castle--Foreigners' the Chancery has been a court of justice, and its Descriptions of England-Duel-Enfield and Edmonton business rapidly assumed very large proportions. Captain Rush-One Pound Scots-s. Storace_-Hablot It is obvious, therefore, how very large is the mass "Every mickle makes a muckle"-St. Martin's-in-the- of documentary evidence belonging to the Chancery. Fields Library School - Maize, 348—Hilcock-R. Newland Let me enumerate and describe some of the im-Handie-Authors Wanted, 349.

portant classes of Chancery records, dealing with REPLIES :-Abbey Churches, 349-St. Victor-Octagonal those not of a legal nature first. Fonts, 351-Quadruple Births-Anecdote of Queen Vitoria

There is the record of royal grants, be those -Trollope's Novels-George Eliot, 352—Rhymed Deeds

* Eating Poor Jack"-Titus Oates, 353 - Folk-lore grants of property, office, or what not, and to sab"Ventre-saint-gris," 334-Cause of Death -- Lady of the jects, clerical or lay. These we find chiefly in the no" -Goethe's · Faust,

356-George Isham –The Poets Charter, Patent, or Close Rolls. The Charter Laureate - Feast of the Windy Sheet-Palfrey and Post-, Rolls are the smallest series of the three, and 357–English Sapphics—George Robins—Lines by Tenny. extend from the first year of King John to son-Charles Steward-E. Hoppus–Tolny or Udny, 358— the eighth of Henry VIII. On them are enManila--Authors Wanted, 359.

rolled original grants and confirmations of those NOTES ON BOOKS :- Wheatley's The Diary of Samuel previously made, so that we may here look for Pepys'-Cass's East Barnet.'

accurate copies of donative charters of a much

earlier date than the commencement of the series, Notices to Correspondents.

and, indeed, of gracts not made by the Crown at

all, but inter partes. The wbole of the Charter Notes.

Rolls down to the close of John's unfortunate

reign are printed in full with a good index nomiOUR PUBLIC RECORDS.

num and locorum, a copy of which is placed in the In this and the following short papers on the Record Office Search Room, so there is no need to contents of the great repository of our national refer to the rolls themselves. Of those from archives - which stands near the headquarters Henry III. to Edward IV. there is a printed of 'N. & Q.'-I do not propose to waste words calendar, but a very poor and incomplete onein enlarging upon the wonders of the public records numerous charters on the rolls are not even noticed and their preservation; the recent visit of tbe -lhe indexes to which are badly compiled. The Prince of Wales to the Public Record Office rolls for Richard III., Henry VII., and afforded to the press an excellent opportunity Henry VIII. are calendared in contemporary of doing this, which it did not neglect. I aim writing in MS., the calendar being incorporated rather at making the readers of N. & Q.' ac with that to the Patent Rolls, kept in the Legal quainted with what they may reasonably bope to Search Room. find if they pay a visit to the Record Office- The next great class of Chancery enrolments is what points in antiquarian research they may the Patent Rolle. Here we have the same kind of bope to elucidate. The writer wishes to be per- entries as are on the Charter_Rolls, and also a fectly frank, and not to be a sucker of other great many others besides. We have not only men's brains without due acknowledgment, and charters and grants, but the promulgation of public therefore desires to say that, though he has instruments of every description; entries as to our brought his own experience to bear in compiling diplomatic relations with other powers, to the dishis work, he has used as every sensible man charge of the judicial affairs of the kingdom, the would use — the valuable 'Handbook' to the enrolment of letters of safe conduct, credence, or records issued some years back by Mr. Scargill protection, the appointments of ambassadors, Bird, F.S.A., the best book on the subject ever licences for the election of bishops and other compiled.

ecclesiastical dignitaries, restitutions of temLet me say at the outset that within this vast poralities, presentations to ecclesiastical benefices, building are kept the whole of the public docu- creations of nobility, liveries of lands, proclamaments of the kingdom, and, roughly speaking, every tions, and what not; the later rolls do not conrecord, from the time of King Jobn onwards, of the tain so much as the earlier ones, but for all pracdealings between sovereign and subject, and be- tical parposes the foregoing may be taken as a

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