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of 1651. Seuerall apparitions in the aire there were | Love, look to those radiant clouds, so like to fairy bow'rs : this spring, in some part of Staffordshire; and in How proudly o'er a sea of gold are raised their ruby tow'rs; Shropshire two armies in the clouds were seen in battalio, And now, as if by magic spell, a bright pavilion seems, and seemed to encounter one another. Vpon the 15 With its folds of sapphire ligbt, where the parting suuray daye of May, there was another Earthquake felt in gleams. Leicestershire. The last entry is on Nov. 18, 1651,

• | To that bright Heaven with smiles she look'd; one gleam and at the end, is an ornamental piece of scroll work,

of her blue eyes, bearing the motto-FINIS CORONAT Opus, and the And Albert's heart forgot the clouds, and all their radiant initials T. W.

dyes, I cannot find the name of the writer mentioned in All, all, but that young smiling one, whose beauty well any work of reference, to which I have access here, and | might seem shall feel grateful for any particulars respecting this A fairy form of loveliness imagined in a dream. Thomas Willford, and for information whether the

She took a chaplet from her brow, which gleaming soft and manuscript in my possession has ever been printed ?

fair, Leicester, Dec. 10.

WILLIAM KELLY.

Like orient veil of amber light stream'd down her silken

hair, LEGEND OF THE FORGET ME NOT.

Shedding fragrance and emitting brightness from its glitt'rIn Current Notes for April, page 40, is an inquiry . ing rings. respecting the Legend of the Forget me not, and though

As if halo'd by Love's breath, and the glancing of his wings. the enclosed, copied from a periodical published

“ These maiden roses, Love, appear like pearls kissed by the many years since, is a different version from that noticed

sun in the inquiry, it is sent on the chance that it may be With last rich gleam of crimson ere bis western throne be deemed interesting to many of your readers, the work won; in which it was first printed, being now difficult of But should there not be some bright flow'r to deck our obtainment.

• E. A. BENTIAM.

bridal wreath,

Whose hue might speak of constancy, unchanging to the LA FLEUR DE SOUVENANCE.

death?”? Farewell! my true and loyal Knight! On yonder battle field,

“My Ida! from a thousand wreaths, thy own sweet fancy

chose Many a pearl and gem of price will gleam on helm and

For pure unfading loveliness, this garland of the Rose : shield: But bear thou on thy silver crest this pure and simple

And what can speak of truer faith, my own beloved one, wreath,

Than the tiow'r whose fragrance lasts even when its life is A token of thy Ladye's love-unchanging to the death.

gone?" They seem, I know, these fragrant flow’rs, those fairy stars “ Look to yon lone enchanted isle which 'mid the silv'ry

foam of blue, As maiden's eyes had smiled on them, and giv'n them that of the blue water seems to float, the wild swan's elfin bright hue;

home; As only fitting but to bind a Lady's bair or lute,

A very cloud of azure Aow'rs in rich profusion bloom ; And not with war, or warrior's crest in armed field to suit. Winds of the lake! your passing sighs breathe of their rich But there's a charm in ev'ry leaf, a deep and mystic spell;

perfume. Then take the wreath, my loyal Knight, Our Lady shield In nameless beanty all unmasked, in solitude they smile, thee well;

As if they bloomed but for the stars, or birds of that lone And, though still prouder favors deck the gallant knights of France,

For never yet hath mortal foot touch'd that enchanted shore, Oh, be the first in ev'ry field, LA FLEUR DE SOUve. Long hallowed by wildly imagined tales of gore. NANCE!

Full well I love those distant flow'rs, whose pure and tender How bland, how still, this summer eve, sure never gentler

blue hour.

Seem fitting emblems of a faith, unchanging as their hue; For lay of love, or sigh of lute, to breathe in lady's bow'r ;

i And wouldst thou venture for my love as thou wouldst for Then listen, with a Lover's faith, all thoughts of war

renown, forgot,

Then win for me those azure flow'rs, to deck my bridal To the legend of my token flow'r, the charm'd FORGET ME

crown." Not. Young Albert led his Ida forth, when the departing sun One parting kiss of his fair bride, and swiftly far away, Still linger'd in the golden West, and shone like treasures Like the wild swan whose home he sought, young Albert won

met the spray From some far land of old romance ; some Genie's diamond Of rising waves, which foamed in wrath, as if some spirit's throne,

hand A wreck of bright enchanted gems, in triumph overthrown. Awoke the genii of the lake, to guard their mystic land.

isle:

The flow'rs were won, but devious his course lay back / ST. BERNARD'S SAUCE,- Reading recently of some again;

| viands served up with St. Bernard's sauce, the meaning To stem the waters in their tow'ring rage he strove in vain : appeared to me to be obscure. I have looked into Halli. Fondly he glanced to the yet distant shore, where in despair well's Dictionary and other authorities, but fail to find His betrothed stood with extended arms, mid shrieks and

any solution of this delicacy, if such it be. Can any pray’r.

reader of Current Notes render any elucidation of this Darker and darker gather'd on the tempest in its wrath, phrase ? Th'eddying waters with vengeful ire beset the fatal path. Liverpool, Dec. 4.

S. T. With the wild energy of death he well nigh reach'd the spot, St. Bernard's sauce is an ironical term for hunger. The azure flowers fell at her feet-IDA, FORGET ME NOT! The words yet borne upon his lips, the prize seem'd almost

PICTORIAL NIMBUS, OR GLORY. wonWhen mid the rush of angry waves he sank-for ever gone!

I am sorry to observe that Mrs. Jameson's beautiful

work, the · Legends of the Madonna,' does not as Within a proud cathedral aisle was raised a costly tomb, stated in a note appended to my inquiry in your October Whose pure marble shone like ethereal light amid the gloom ; number, furnish any exact information on the subject No other trace it bore, to speak of lineage or of lot

referred to. Whether Didron's Christian Iconography But Ida's name, with star-like flow'r ensculp'd FORGET is more to the purpose I am not able to judge, as the ME NOT.

work is not in my possession. In Mrs. Jameson's There Ida slept, the desolate, the last of all her name;

volume some of the few examples from Dutch artists reParted from him who perished for her love, mid dawn of present the Nimbus in the form of rays proceeding from fame ;

the head of the Virgin and the Child, and I have an But when shall their fond legend die? or when shall be old picture on which are the painter's initials I. A. V.; forgot

where both of these figures are represented with this The flow'r that won its name in death, Love's theme-FOR- | head of glory—the latter with the rays very marked and GET ME Not?

very striking. The head of the Virgin has a thin circle

of light, and a small point or two of condensed rays ERASURES IN MANUSCRIPTS.

issuing beneath from the back part of the corner of the In several early manuscripts. I have noticeal particular head. The subject is the Adoration of the Shepherds, words have had a line drawn through them ; sometimes one of whom presents a lamb. The infant Child is a black line with a second or red line, as if erased, but lying on a white cloth, and the Virgin Mother in a which words constantly are a portion of the phraseology | kneeling posture, is looking upon him, with her hands or sense of the narration or fact stated by the writer.

closed in the attitude of prayer. The artist, I think, For what purpose was this done?

must have been Flemish or Dutch, and probably the Canterbury, Dec. 5,

JUVENIS.

| Nimbus referred to, may be characteristic of the painter.

Query whom? The words so lined through are not erasures, though that Your corresponderit F. R. N. H. in his interesting is the modern mode of erasing words or phrases which are

communication serms to corroborate my views, that the objectionable. The earlier scribes by these lines implied

rayed or flame like Nimbus is a characteristic of Dutch that a particular emphasis should rest on these words, and

Art. that the reader should observe their import in particular, as we now underline them in writing, or print them in an

Dec. 15.

E. B. italic type.

Our correspondent E. B. has only to refer to Didron, a

rolume which the pul lishers of Current Notes could readily TRANSLATIONS OF BISHOPS.—When did the practice

supply; to correct his erroneous supposition that the

luminous fluid or flame-like Nimbus was a characteristic of commence? or is there any record of the first person

the Dutch School. It is found in Hindoo representations who was thus preferred or translated to a see, other

executed in far distant ages, and Didron adverts to the than the one to which he was first appointed ?

adoption of certain anachronisms and erroneous applications Carlisle, Dec. 8.

F. M.

by artists of more recent times, while his historical inquiries In Atkins' History of Gloucester, it is said, Gilbert Foliot, are supported by unquestionable objects of Archæology. Abbot of that Mopastery in 1139, was consecrated bishop The subject of the glory or Nimbus occupies in Didron, pp. of Hereford, Sept. 5, 114%, and translated to the see of 129-200; and his Christian Iconography is one of those London, in 1163, being the first instance of the translation works of authentic information that should find shelf room of a bishop in England. The assertion is very erroneous, in every library in the world, either public or private. as prior to that date, Gerard, bishop of Hereford, circa | M. Christ in 175), noticed the Monogram I. A. V., but 1095, was translated to York, in 1100. Still earlier. Her most erroneously ascribes it to Josse Ammon of Zurich. man, bishop of Winton, in 1046, was translated as bishop |

Brulliot, whose Dictionnaire des Monogrammes professes to of Sbireburn, in 1050. He removed the latter see to Salis- | embody all previously published articles in that subject. bury, and was deceased in 1078, or before. There may refers, Vol. II. p. 169, to Christ, simply to record the mispossibly have been even earlier translations among the An- | appropriation by that writer. The monogram, however, glo-Saxon bishops.

| remains unapplied.

WILLIS'S

CURRENT NOTES:

A SERIES OF ARTICLES

ON

Antiquities, Biography, Heraldry, History, Languages,

Literature, Natural Bistary, Cnrians Customs, Kr.

SELECTED FROM

ORIGINAL LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS

ADDRESSED DURING THE YEAR

1857,

TO THE PUBLISHERS,

WILLIS AND SOTHERAN,

No. 136, STRAND, LONDON.

MDCCCLVIII.

INDEX TO THE SEVENTH VOLUME.

* Indicates that woodcuts illustrate those Articles.

53, 54.

Actresses; the Two Marshals? reply, 61. | Chatel, Abbé, reduced condition and | Fleta, Origin of the word, 78, 82. Admonitory Lines, 33.

death, 11.

Flint-arrow fabrications? 8, 10. Adventurer, by Hawkesworth, 13, 15. Children's games incorruptible, 56. Fly-leaves, inscriptions and notes, 40, S. Alexis Oratorio, 2 n.

Chinese issue of Iron Money, 68. 63. Andrea Ferrara Sword-blades? reply, Chronogram by Howell, 8.

Fonts in Churches? reply, 71. Churchwardens, origin of name and Forfarsbire Archæological Notes, 15. Angels' Visits, references, 53.

office, 74.

Forfarshire Epitaphs, 19, 20, 88. Anglo-Saxon graves, Scarboro', 73. Church-bell inscriptions, 24.

Foxe, John, Martyrologist, his burial, Anne of Denmark, Funeral Verses on, *Civic Chaplets or Garlands, 92, 93. 19. 64.

| Coins, proposal to interchange, 21. Frederick the Great's greyhound, 39. Anomaly of Wealth, 37.

Conservative and Liberal defined, 60. Gardner Peerage, 6. Armourers' Armorial Insignia - Seal Cookworthy of Plymouth, ia drab Gelidus the Philosopher? reply, 22. of Armourers' Company, 5.

coloured Christian,' 22.

Gentlemen Connoisseurs in Painting, 69. Artificial Diamonds, 90. | Correlative Verses, 82, 94.

Geographical Society expenditure, 44. Artois', Comte d', Milk-maid familiari. Costume of Scottish Clans, 1.

Georgian Era, by whom written ? 52. ties, 55.

Coulson, Rev. Jo., the Gelidus of John Glass, when first made by the Chinese, Astley, John, painter, notice of, 76 n. son's Rambler, 22.

79. Ayscough's Shakespeare Index, 68. Covent Garden Theatre Foundation *Glastonbury Tor or Tower? reply, 85. Balloon Exhibition bill, 23.

Stone, 55. Friezes on the front *Glen, Robert de, monogram or seal, Barbers' and Surgeons' banquets, 7- | wall, particulars of, 32, 48.

3 n. Order to Arm, 37.

Covent Garden New Theatre, first Glencoe Massacre, 44. Barbers and Peruke-makers, 12, 13. brick laid, 68.

Green Park, Cows excluded from, 52. Baronetage of England, 6.

Coward, derivation of the word? 7, Greenwich Fairs suppressed, 17. Beard's Epitaph on Dunstall, 59.

replies, 11.

*Grevel of Campden, Merchants' Béranger's Funeral Honours, 56. Cowley the Poet's descendants ? 36.

mark, 88. Berlin Porcelain Manufactory, 60. Crawford, Sculptor, his death, 79. Handel Centennial Commemoration, 38. Bewick, Thomas, inedited letter, 27, 28. Crescembeni quoted, 1.

Hanover Club, 45 n.
Bewick portraits, 27, 28, 34, 35. Cromwell's marriage record, 19. | Hanover ceded to Prussia, 2.
Blacksmith's Epitaph, 8, 9, 20.
Crux Grammaticorum, 79, 82.

Haswell Family enquiries, 40, 53. Blair's Chronology? reply, 80.

Davidson, Scottish rhyming Tailor, 92. Hat covers all, 55.
Blinckarne grant of arms, 71.

Da Vinci's Last Supper noticed, 10. Hawley Clarencieux, 6.
Blue Stockings? reply, 21, 26.
Deal Naval Trophy, 1.

Heber Family Notes, 27, 34.
Blunderbuss, etymology of? reply, 49. Decus et Tutamen, 96.

Heralds' College? reply, 20. Bolingbroke, Letters to, by Pope? re De Foe, register entry of burial, 19. Holman's Baronetage manuscript colply, 35.

Delphin and Variorum Classics, 95, 96. / lections, 6. Border Minstrelsy, 35, 36.

De Nympha dormiente, with Transla- Hornbook, Poem in Praise of, 29, 30. Born at Sea? reply, 86.

tion into Greek, 49.

Howell's Letters fictitious, 8. Bortism, a new Sect, 25.

| Derbyshire Traders' Tokens, 24. Hulbert, Historian of Salop, bis death, Bothwell, Lady Anne, Lament, 61, 62. Dictionaries compared to Watches, 87. 79. Brandenburg Wine, 64.

Doll, the pippin-woman, her fate, 7 n. Human Mind expands in Cities, 60. Braziers' Company arms, 6.

*Dorchester Town improvements, 9. | Hundredth Psalm, discovery of early Brienne, Cardinal, enormous pension, Doxological Chronograms, 8.

Musical Notes, 7. 38.

Drinking-Cup inscription? reply, 82. Ignez de Castro, biographical Notice, Brighton detested by Johnson, 84. Dundee and his defamers, 91, 92.

42. British Museum expenditure, 44. Dunstall the player, Beard's letter re Immaculate Conception intolerance, 9. Browne's • Pipe of Tobacco' imitations, specting, 58, 59.

Indian names of Places, 79. 74. Edinburgh in last Century, 72.

Jrish aliens in blood, 16. Buckinghamshire rhymes, 17.

Education, public and private rights, 83. Irish Quarters, Epigram, 20. Budding Rose, Lines to a, 31.

Egertons, booksellers, noticed, 47. Irishman abroad, 34. Bute, Anne Countess of, Letters, 57, 58. Englishmen cursed with Tails, 72. St. Ives loving cup? 16. Butler's Hudibras? 24.

Enigma, Carmine Latino solvendum, 63. Ivory Diptychs and Triptyche? reply, Byron's Childe Alurique, 39, 40. Epitaphs, 8, 15, 19, 20, 88.

80. Calves' Head Club? reply, 45, 46. Fable of the Flowers? 80.

Jack and the bean stalk? reply, 7. Casimir, King of Poland, Lines by, 31. | Familiar Quotations, Handbook of, 58.

tations. Handbook of, 58. | *James the First, a Clothworker, 81, Cat's Face Club, some particulars of, 87. *Faversham, Merchants' marks at, 54, | 82. Caulfield's habitual inebriety, 22. 55.

James the First's Prayer-book, 32. Cervantes' Don Quixote, 42.

Fellowships, Widowers eligible? 71. Johnson, Dr. Samuel, contributions to Chandos, James Brydges Duke of, 37. Flaxman's Covent Garden Theatre Adventurer, 13-15. Charade? 17, solution, 25. Friezes, 32, 48.

Character of Rev. Jo. Coulson, 22.

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