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Homer und sein Zeitalter. Eine Untersuchung über Uebersetzung. Breslau, 1878.-880. B.M. 8715 dd. die Zeit and das Vaterland Homer's...... Autorisirte...... 27 (9). deutsche Ausgabe von......D. Bendan. Jena, 1877.-8vo.

A translation of the article in the Nineteenth B.M, 11335 bb. 8.

Century for October, 1877. See 1876. 1878.

1879. *The Life of His Royal Higbness the Prince Consort. •The friends and foes of Russia.—Nineteenth Century, -Church Quarterly Revier, January, 1878, pp. 469-92. January, 1879, pp. 168-92. This article on the third volume is reprinted in

*On epithets of movement in Homer.-Nineteenth CenGleanings.' 1879, i. 97-130, and in Questions tury; March, 1879, pp. 463-87.

*Probability as the guide of conduct — Nineteenth Cene Constitutionnelles,' 1880.

tury, May, 1879, pp. 908-34. *Last words on the county franchise.-Nineteenth Cen- Reprinted in 'Gleanings,' vii. 153-99, under the tury, January, 1878, pp. 196-208.

title The Law of Probable Evidence and its Reprinted in 'Gleanings,'1879, i. 171-92, and Relation to Conduct.' See 'Gleanings' below. in 'Questions Constitutionnelles,' 1880.

*Greece and the Treaty of Berlin.-Nineteenth Century, * The peace to come.-Nineteenth century, February, June, 1879, pp. 1121-34. 1878, pp. 209.26.

*The Evangelical Movement, its parentage, progress, *The paths of bonour and of shame.-Nineteenth Cen- and issue.-British Quarterly Review, July, 1879, pp. 1-26. tury, March, 1878, pp. 591-604.

Reprinted in ‘Gleanings,' 1879, vii. 201-41. See below.

*The country and the Government.-Nineteenth Cen*The Iris of Homer : and her relation to Genesis ix. tury, August, 1879, pp. 201-27.

*The Olympian system versus the solar theory.-Nine11.17.-Contemporary, April, 1878, pp. 140-52.

teenth Century, October, 1879, pp. 746-68. *Liberty in the East and West.-Nineteenth Century,

The speecb......at Wellington College...... NovemJune, 1878, pp. 1154-74. •A' modern" symposium.". Is the popular judgment 8vo. pp. 18. B.M. 12301 c. 51 (8).

ber 3rd, 1879. Wellington College, G. Bishop, 1879.in politics more just than that of the higher orders ?

Inaugural address to the students of the University of Nineteenth Century, July, 1878.

Glasgow......1879. London, John Murray, 1879.-8vo. Mr. Gladstone's contribution is on pp. 184-9. It pp. 40. B.M. 12301 c. 51 (9). is reprinted in Gleanings,' 1879, i. 193-202, and *Dean Hook, an address delivered at Hawarden. in 'Questions Constitutionnelles,' 1880.

London, Bentley & Son, 1879.-8vo. pp. 32. B.M.

4906 dd. 31 (18). *England's mission.-Nineteenth century, September, *Gleanings of past years, 1843-78 (sic). London, John 1878, pp. 560-84.

Murray, 1879.–8vo. 7 vole. B.M. 2344 a. *Kin beyond sea.

4.-North American Revier, Septem- The dates on the general title-pages (facing the ber, 1878, pp. 179-212. Reprinted in Gleanings, 1879, i. 203-48, and ii., iv., V., and vi. have the date 1843-78 ; vol. ii.

special volume title-page) vary somewhat. Vols. i., in Questions Constitutionnelles,' 1880. See also

bas & date differing only by one year, 1844-78 ; * Prose Masterpieces,' 1886.

but vol. vii. has 1860-79 on its general title-page, *The sixteenth century arraigned before the nine- and 1843-79 on its special title-page. It would teonth. A study on the Reformation.-Contemporary, seem as if these dates should have been transOctober, 1878, pp. 425-57.

posed. The date 1879 (instead of 1878) for the Reprinted in 'Gleanings,' 1879, iii. 217-73.

series is correct, as vol. vii. contains two articles *The Blicing of Hector.---Nineteenth Century, October, reprioted from magazines of 1879. One of these 1878, pp. 752-64. *Electoral facts. — Nineteenth Century, November, of this seems rather uncertain. The year 1845 is

is 'The Law of Probable Evidence,' and the date 1878, pp. 955-68. See September, 1887, December, 1889, and Sep-this foot-note: "First pablished in, and reprinted

given under the beading on p. 153, and there is tember, 1891. * Homer...... London, Macmillan & Co., 1878.–12mo.“ March” is a misprint for May. The wording of

from, the Nineteenth Century for March, 1879." pp. 153. B.M. 2322 a. One of J. R. Green's “ Literature Primers."

the note seems to imply that the article was

written earlier. And in tbe table of contents, *Montenegro. A Sketch.

p. vi, the date 1849 is placed after the beading. This article, reprinted from the Nineteenth Cen- Thus there is contradiction whichever way we turn. tury, May, 1877, occupies pp. 119-153 of vol. i. of Moreover, the dates on the special title-page of 'Current Discussion,' edited by E. L. Burlingame, vol. i., “1875-8,” do not seem to be quite correct, published in New York, 1878, by G. P. Putnam's as the first address reprinted was delivered in Song.

April, 1862 The paths of honour and of shame. London, 1878. - Κοσμου Νεοτης, τουτέστιν οι θεοι και οι 8vo. B.M. 8139 b. 1 (3).

άνθρωποι της ηρωικης εποχης. Συγγραμμα Soo Nineteenth Century for March.

εξελληνισθεν υπο Α.Μ. Ιδρωμενου. εν Κερκυρα, Der Farbensinn. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung 1579, &c.-8vo. B.M. 11315 de. 14. der Farbenkenntniss des Homer......Autorisirte deutsche See 1869.

*Political speeches in Scotland, November and Decem- Germer, Baillière et Cie......1880.- 8vo. pp. li, 03, ber, 1879. Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1879.-8vo. and Table des matières. B.M. 8139 df, 7. pp. 103. B.M. 8139 bbb. 1 (11).

This volume contains translations of the speech P. 2 contains an Itinerary, giving Mr. Glad at Manchester, April 23, 1862; of the article on stone's movements from November 24 to Decem- the Prince Consort in the Contemporary, Jane, ber 6. The Preface, signed “J. J. R.,” occupies 1875; of those in the Church Quarterly Roview p. 3; an Advertisement, signed “W. E. Glad for January, 1877, and January, 1878; of those stone,” forms p. 4. These speeches were reissued in the Nineteenth Century, November, 1877, in 1880, when J. J. R.'s Preface was p. 1, the title- January, 1878, and July, 1878; and of that in page not then being counted ; the Itinerary, p. 2. the North American Review, September, 1878. A second Preface, signed “W. E. G.,” occupies

1881, pp. 3-6 ; and the Advertisement, p. 7. The first

The Irish Land Bill. Speech......April 7th, 1881, speech begins on p. 9; the last ends on p. 106. National Press Agency.—London, 1881. 8vo. pp. 39. B.M. 8139 aaa. 5.

B.M. 8146 c. 2 (3). Political speeches in Scotland, November and Decem

The Irish Land Bill. (Second reading.) Speech...... ber, 1879...... With an appendix,'containing the Rectorial May 16th, 1881. National Press Agency.--London, 1881. Reprinted from the Scotsman reports, London, W. Ridg- 1881, on 1. Land and “Fair Trade.”—2. Ireland.-3. address in Glasgow, and other non-political speeches. 8vo. pp. 30. B.M. 8146 c. 2 (4).

Speeches delivered......at Leeds, October 7th and 8th, way, 1879.-8vo. pp. 255. B.M. 8138 f. 4,

Free Trade.-4. Foreign and Colonial Policy. 4 pts.
National Press Agency.-London, 1881. 8vo.

B.M. 1880.

8138 e. 3 (10). *Free trade, railways, and the growth of commerce.- *Fixity of tenure.-Fair rent and free sale. Nineteenth Century, February, 1880, pp. 367-88.

These portions of speeches, reprinted from HanThis article is omitted under Mr. Gladstone's sard, vol. cxcix., form pp. 37-45 of Mr. Gladstone name in the index to the volume, but appears and the 'Three F's,'issued by the Irish Land Comunder “Free Trade.”

mittee, 31, South Frederick Street, Dublin, 1881. *Russia and England.-Nineteenth century, March, B.M. 8146 b. 1880, pp. 538-56.

1883. *Religion, Achaian and Semitic.- Vineteenth Century, National expenditure. Speech...... in the House of April, 1880, pp. 710-25.

Commons......6th April, 1883. London, National Press * Political speeches in Scotland, November and Decom Agency.—1883. 8vo. pp. 12. B.M. 8229 de. 31 (15). ber, 1879...... With an appendix, containing the Rectorial Parliamentary oaths. Speech......on the second read. address in Glasgow, and other non-political speeches. ing of the Parliamentary Oaths Act Amendment Bill, Revised edition. Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1880.-8vo. 26th April, 1883. London, National Press Agency, 1883. pp. 255. B.M. 8139 df. 9.

-8vo. pp. 16. B.M. 8132 ee. 16 (8). This edition (the fly-title and title not being (2nd June, 1883]. Tradotto in Italiano da G. Zafira.

Il discorso di W. E. Gladstone intorno a G. Garibaldi counted) contains on p. 1 J. J. R.'s Preface ; on Londra, A. Andrews, 1883.-8vo. pp. 15. B.M. 10604 f. pp. 3-4, the Itinerary. Under the Contents, 2 (5). pp. 5-13, the beads of the speeches are given. The *Senti, senti, anima mia.-Nineteenth century, SepAdvertisement forms p. 14; but the Proface signed tember, 1883, pp. 357-9. 'W. E. G.” does not appear.

A translation in Italian of Cowper's hymn *Political speeches in Scotland, March and April, 1880.

“Hark, my soul ! it is the Lord.Second Series. Edinburgh, Andrew Elliot, 1880.-8vo. The Conservative legacy, 1880. Liberal work, 1880pp. 91. B.M. 8139 aaa. 5.

1883. Speech......at the inaugural banquet, National The title-page is not counted, p: 1 containing - 1883. 8vo. pp. 16. B.M. 8139 bb. 46 (1).

Liberal Club......1883. London, National Liberal Club. the Contents, and the for Midlothian speech

(To be concluded.) beginning on p. 3. *Political speeches in Scotland, March and April,

THE LORD CHIEF BARON NICHOLSON. 1880...... With an appendix, containing addresses to the Midlothian electore, and a letter to Count Karolyi. I do not find that in any work treating on Revised edition. Edinburgb, Andrew Elliot, 1880.-8vo. London much has been said about the Judge and pp. 366. B.M. 8139 df. 9.

Jury Society, an institution which, whatever may In this volume the fly-title and title form pp. 1-4; be thought of its moral character, existed during a a new Preface by J. J. R. is p. 5; the Itinerary, series of years, was one of the stock amusements March 16 to May 8, forms pp. 7,8. The Contents, of London, and one of the first places visited by pp. 9-16, contain the heads of the speeches. country cousins on their arrival in the metropolis.

The approaching general election. Speeches delivered I therefore propose putting together some facts in Midlothian, during....... November, 1879. London, respecting this mock court and its founder. H. J. Infield, 1880.-8vo. B.M. 8139 aaa. 4. *Questions constitutionnelles (1873-1878). Le trône et to the Old Nag's Head Tavern, in the Hackney

Renton Nicholson was born in a house opposite lo Prince-époux.-Le cabinet et le constitution. Par W.E. Gladstone..... Traduit de l'anglais et précédé d'une Road, on April 4, 1809; but his parents dying introduction par Albert Gigot...... Paris, Librairie when he was very young, he was brought up by

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his sisters, who kept a seminary near St. Jobn's On Sunday, July 1, 1838, in conjunction with
Street Road. He was educated under Henry Joseph Last and Charles Pitcher, a man of fortune
Butter, the well-known author of the ‘Etymological and a sporting character, he started the Crown,
Spelling-Book,' which went to a two bundred and a weekly paper supporting the beer-sellers, which
thirty-eighth edition in 1860. At the age of with No. 42, on April 14, 1839, came to an
twelve he was apprenticed for three years to a untimely end.
pawnbroker in High Street, Shadwell, and from On June 13, 1839, he took a benefit at the
that period till 1830 was employed in various Queen's Theatre, Tottenham Street (afterwards
pawnbrokering establishments. About Marcb, 1830, known as the Prince of Wales's), when an extrava-
he started in business as a jeweller at 99. Quad- ganza called 'The Town,' and a farce entitled “The
rant, Regent Street; but on Dec. 1, 1831, he Licensed Victualler,' both pieces written by the
became an insolvent, and paid the first of his bénéficiaire, were produced, and the net proceeds
many visits to the King's Bench Prison. Quickly were upwards of 4001.
following on this event he was incarcerated in In conjunction with Thomas Bartlett Simpson,
Whitecross Street Prison, on emerging from which in 1841, he opened the Garrick's Head and Town
he was in such an absoluto state of poverty that Hotel, 27, Bow Street, Covent Garden, and in a
for several nights he slept on the doorstep of the large room in this house, on Monday, March 8,
Bishop of London's house in St. James's Square. 1841, established the well-known Judge and Jury
He was next connected with “ brown money Society, where he himself soon after commenced
gambling rooms, and then with billiard rooms, presiding under the title of “The Lord Chief
while in the summer months he went speeling, an Baron."" On the first occasion of wearing his
amusement on a racecourse, consisting of playing ermine robes he bad among his audience John
roulette in a tent. About 1836 he married, and Adolphus, the father of the English bar. Mem-
took a cigar shop in Warwick Street, Regentbers of both houses of Parliament, statesmen,
Street, which had a room behind it where the poets, actors, and others visited the Garrick's
customers gambled and were supplied with strong Head, and it was not an uncommon occurrence to
drinks. He is next found as a wine merchant id see the jury composed of noble lords and members
Leicester Place, Leicester Square; but this estab- of the lower house of the legislature. The trials
lishment did not last long, as on April 22, 1836, were humorous, yet gave occasion for serious
he was made a bankrupt.

eloquence, glowing repartee, and fluent satire. He was now fortunate enough to make the ac- Truth compels me to say that too frequently the quaintance of Joseph Last, printer, Edward Street, cases taken related to seduction or crim. con., Hampstead Road, wbo employed him to edit and when men dressed in female attire were crossbring out the Town, a weekly paper, the first examined, and the judge, counsel, plaintiffs, and number of which appeared on Saturday, June 3, defendants all indulged in double entente and 1837. This paper, a kind of society journal deal other language of an immoral nature. The attening with the phenomena of flash life, was a success tion of the public was kept directed to this mimic from the first, and although some of its contents court of law by advertisements containing amusing were not of a bighly moral nature, it contained a sbam law reports, by poetical broadsides, and by great deal of information and exposed many the exhibition of an immense painting at the swindling companies. The Town contained some corner of Wellington Street, Strand. This picture, illustrations for which “Gillray the younger a work of artistic merit, by Archibald Henning, made the sketches on wood, and Ebenezer Landells cost nearly 2001. It contained portraits of many engraved them. In the earlier numbers Nicholson of the celebrities of the day, and continued as an wrote the greater part of the paper ; after that ornament of the thoroughfare for a great number he had as contributors, among others, Mr. Ander of years. The most popular of the counsel was son, late editor of the Marylebone Journal; John Henry Pellatt, always known as Henry Brougham, Dalrymple, the writer of burlesques in wbich while Jobo George Canning was equally good as Mrs. Honey appeared (in 1839 when on bis a prisoner, a witness, or a suitor. Nicholson's death-bed, he was taken out of bis house and shut position as a mock judge was one of the sternest ap in Newgate on a false charge of forgery, and realities of eccentric history. Attorneys when died the following morning); Henry Pellatt, after- suing him said, “Well, my lord"; sheriffs' officers wards known as the double of Lord Brougbam ; when executing a writ apologized for the disJohn George Canning, who wrote uoder the sigoa- agreeable duty they were compelled to perform ture of Theophilus Pole, and died in 1847; Dr. “on the court”; and even the big best judges of William Magion, dramatic writer, who died the land recognized him and his office while actJan. 19, 1842, aged forty-nine ; and Edward ing judicially in their own courts. In a case in Leman Blanchard, who deceased so recently as the Common Pleas, Bickley, an attorney, v. Tasker, Sept. 4, 1889. No. 156, Saturday, May 23, 1840, a wine mercbant, the newspapers of the day reappears to have been the last issue of the Town. ported a very amusing conversation between

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Nicholson, a witness, and Sir John Jervis, the to the establishment, and wrote poetical and prose Lord Chief Justice.

puffs of the theatre. Smith, who died Nov. 26, In the Ingoldsby Legend of 'The Ghost,' Bar- 1877, aged seventy-three, immortalized himself by ham says of the judge and jury :

refusing to permit several members of his company It more resembled one of later date

to perform before Her Majesty at Windsor. And tepfold calents, as I'm told, in Bow Street,

The Lord Chief Baron made his last removeWhere kindlier-natured souls do congregate ; And though there are who deem the same a low street, 20, Maiden Lane—on Jan. 16, 1858, and opened

namely, from the Coal Hole to the Cider Cellar, Yet I'm assured, for frolicsome debate And genuine bumour it's surpassed by no street,

his court and his exbibition of poses plastiques on When the “ Chief Baron” enters and assumes

Jan. 22. Here, in March, taking advantage of To "rule" o er mimic“Thesigers" and “Broughams." a discussion in the newspapers on the social evil, In 1844 the Judge and Jury Society was removed be produced a case on that vexed question, and to the Coal Hule, Fountain Court, 103, Strand, was rewarded with crowded audiences. Thé adand the entertainment was varied by the introduc- dress of bis leading counsel, Richard Hart, was tion of mock elections and mock parliamentary printed, and many thousand copies of it were cirdebates. At various times Nicholson “went culated. circuit," and held bis court at Southampton, The chequered and extraordinary career of the Canterbury, Manchester, Glasgow, and in many Baron came to an end by his death from dropsy other large towns. During the summer months be and heart disease, at the house of his daughter, attended Epsom, Ascot, Hampton, and other Miss Eliza Nicholson, proprietregs of the Gordon races, with a very large tent, in which be dis-Tavern, 3, Piazza, Covent Garden, on May 18, pensed refreshments, and was, as he says bimself, 1861, aged only fifty-two; and he was buried in the first judge wbo ever sold beef on a racecourse, Brompton Cemetery on May 22. He left two and perhaps the only poet ever engaged in such a daughters, who had for some time helped him in novel commercial undertaking. He was also a his hotel business. The elder was afterwards the caterer at Camberwell and other fairs, where he manager of E. T. Smith's Cremorne Restaurant, had dancing.booths.

at the corner of Wardour Street, Leicester Square. On July 31 and Aug. 1 and 2, 1843, he gave

Nicholson was the author of a three days' fête at Cremorne Gardens. It was 1. Cockney Adventures. 1838. called the Thousand Guinea Fête, and, by means

2. Niebolson's Noctes ; or, Nights and Sights of ingenious advertisements, large crowds were in London. 1842. No. XI., Saturday, May 14, attracted to the gardens. At Easter in the follow- 1842, is the last number that I have seen of this ing year be gave a similar fate, and then opened periodical. the grounds on Sunday afternoons for promenade 3. Domboy and Daughter : a Moral Picture. and refreshments. In October, 1844, be was again in 1858. the Queen's Bench, and Cremore Gardens

fell to

4. The Lord Chief Baron Nicholson : an AutoT. B. Simpson, wbo, being favoured with a series biography. 1860. of fine summers, made 100,0001, in ten years. He The Judge and Jury did not die with its died June 22, 1872, aged sixty-six.

founder, for Mr. H. G. Brooks, who had for some In 1846_Nicholson was again back at the time acted as deputy baron, succeeded to the Garrick's Head, where he added to his usual ermine, and continued to hold the court at the attractions poses plastiques and tableaux vivants in Cider Cellar till 1864. It was afterwards removed connexion with a musical entertainment, in which to a house on the eastern side of Leicester Square, he delivered a lecture on poetry and song. In the which is now known as M. Phillippe's Cavour same year he brought out a troupe of female Hostel and Restaurant. It was advertised at night serenaders at the St. James's Rooms (formerly by men having on their heads square boxes with Crockford's), St. James's Street. His wife died at canvas sides and lights in the interior, thus Boulogne, on Sept. 16, 1849, and shortly after this enabling the lettering on the canvas to be seen in date he is found located at the Justice Tavern, in the dark. About 1878 the Judge and Jury Society Bow Street. By this time he was again in poverty, came to an end, and it does not seem probable and was glad to receive an appual salary to that such an exhibition will again be permitted. preside at the Garrick's Head, where, in company Views of the iuterior of the court will be found in with Farquharson Smith, the vocalist, he managed 'The Bachelor's Guide to Life in London,' p. 8, the entertainments till July, 1851. At this period and in the Illustrated Sporting News, May 21, he quarrelled with Simpson, and Edward Tyrrel 1864, pp. 129 and 133. GEORGE O. BOASE. Smith advanced him the money to take the Coal

36, James Street, Buckingham Gate, S.W. Hole Tavern, where he held bis court three times a night. As fast as it was emptied it was crowded SAAKSPEARE IN OXFORD.-The biographers of again. Wben E. T. Smith took Drury Lane Sir William Davenant give no reason, nor even Theatre in 1852, Nicholson became poet laureate suggestion, why Shakespeare, in his journey from

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London to Stratford and back, chose the “ Crown Buckstone succeeded bim, and conducted the bouse Inn," at Oxford, for his resting-place. I think I with great spirit. His staple trade was the legitihave found out the reason. The Avenants, or mate drama, and the plays of Shakspere, SheriDavenants, were an old and numerous family in dan, Talfourd, and others were the standing disb. Warwickshire, and the lines quoted in the Dic- Lord Lytton's 'Money' was first produced here, tionary of National Biography' from Gondibert with Macready, Wrench, David Rees, B. Webster, have reference to Avenants deriving their name J. Webster, H. Howe, Miss Faucit, Mrs. Fitzfrom the Avon, or Aven, as the river was always william, and Miss P. Horton filling the principal formerly called. As the name Davenant does characters.

W. WRIGHT. not occur among the former generations of Oxford 10, Little College Street, Westminster, S.W. tradesmen, the Avenants must bave migrated from Warwickshire

ARCHBISHOP WHATELY: “ PRISONER."— The very little, if at all, earlier than Queen Elizabeth's reign, and Shakespeare may not following note will be found at p. 20 of the instruconly have been an old acquaintance, but an actual tive little work by Archbishop Whately entitled connexion of the Oxford Davenants. I can show 'English Synonims': several writs relating to the Avenants of county

"It is curious that this word (“confessor” when mean. Warwick, tempp. Hen. VI. and Edward IV. ing one who receives & confession) and one other—i. e.,

EDWARD SCOTT.

'prisoner'-present almost the only exceptions to the general rule in our language, that the terminations'

'or' " THE Zoo.”—The tendency among English

and'er' indicate an agent, and not a passive recipient.” people to clip long words into short opes, or even

Though somewhat of a helluo librorum, the into monosyllables, is notorious. Thus, “cabriolet" archbishop seems not to have been aware that long bas become cab, “ompibusbus, and so on. But ago

prisoner" meant jailor, and not, as now, the change of “zoological " into zoo is, to any one

"jail-bird.” That this is so, however, is clearly who knows the origin of the word, the most seen in the following excerpt from The Story of exasperating of all; and yet we now meet with Genesis and Exodus, an Early English Song,' "200" in well-written journals like the Saturday written about the end of the thirteenth century :Review; and I see the word is being advertised as

Potifar trewith hise wife's tale, the title of a book. There is another variation,

And haved doomt Josef to bale ;*

He bad bim ben sperdt faste doon, which comes simply from bad pronunciation, as

And holden harde in prisun, when a cockney holiday-maker tells you he bas

An litel stund, I quile he was ther, been to the "slogical. If “zoological” is to

So gan bim luven the prisuner, S. undergo a shortening, like that which has befallen

And him the chwartrell haveth bitagt "omnibus” and “cabriolet,” let it at least become

With the prisunes** to liven in bagt.fi 20. This would be correct so far as it went, and

Those who wish for further information on the would not be so excruciating as the detestable zoo.

matter should betake themselves to a study of the J. Dixon. Song' as edited for the Early English Text

Society by Mr. R. Morris, 1865. THE HAYMARKET THEATRE, PAST AND PRE- Besides "prisoner," as used in modern times, SENT.-Foote was the first lessee of the old house.

not "pensioner and " exhibitioner” In 1747 he made his first appearance in a piece additional examples of persons with passive called “The Diversions of the Morning '; he after- functions ?

J. wards presented 'An Auction of Pictures. From

Glasgow. 1752 to 1761 his success continued uninterrupted. He died at Dover in 1777. He wrote some twenty

THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM.-An American pieces.

astronomer, Mr. J. N. Stockwell, of Cleveland, George Colman followed bim at the Haymarket, Obio, bas recently been attempting to revive the and continued the management of that house till theory that the celestial appearance commonly the time of bis death. Born at Florence, 1733, called “the Star of the Magi" was in fact caused died at Paddiogton, 1794.

by a conjunction of planets. This theory, it will George Colman the Younger (1762-1836) in be remembered, was first started by Kepler, and 1784. produced his first play at the Haymarket, the planets supposed to be Jupiter and Saturn. and in 1789 took the whole management upon Mr. Stockwell, however, finds that a conjunction of himself. In 1824 he was appointed Examiner of Jupiter and Venus (closer than that of Jupiter and Plays, and retained that office till his death in Saturn 'in B.C. 7) took place in B.C. 6 on May 8, 1836.

when those planets were visible in the morning The present house was opened July 4, 1821. about two hours before sunrise, Jupiter only 32' In 1830 the lessees were Morris and Winstop. They were followed by Benjamin Webster, who

* Punishment

|| Prison, guard-house.

Fastened. carried on the house successfully for some years,

Handed over,
Time.

** Prisoners. producing many of Sheridan Knowles's plays. Jailer,

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