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adopt this course on the present occasion. The THE WORKS OF WILLIAM
Editor, therefore, pledges himself to I mit the 1 SHAKESPEARE, with a New Collation number of copies to "one hundred and fifty," of the early Editins, all the Original Novels under the following conditions: and Tales on which the plays are founded; 1. The impression of this edition of Shakecopious Archæological Illustra'ions to each speare will be most strictly limited to one hun. play, and a Life of the poet. By JAMES (). dred and fifty copies, and each copy will have HALLIWELL, Esq., F.R.S., Honorary Mem I the printer's autograph certificate that that ber of the Royal Lis/. Academy : the Royal limit has been preserved. Society of Literature: the Newcastle Anti 2. The work will be completed in abcut quarian Socie y; the Ashmolean Society, and twenty folio volumes: but any volumes in of the Society for the Study of Gothic Archi excess of that number will be presented to the tecture ; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; original subseribers. Corresponding Mernber of the Antiquarian 3. All the plates and woodcuts used for this Societies of Scotland, Poictiers, Picardie, and work will be destroyed, and no separate imCaen (Academie des Sciences), and of the pression of any of them will be taken off. Comité des Arts et Monuments &c. The Illus The original subscription price of each votrations by and under the direction of F. W. lume (a thick folio, copiously illustrated) will FAIRHOLT, Esq., F.S.A., author of "Cos be Two Guine-s; and bearing in mind the tume in England, " &e.
above restrictions, and the expenditure requi
site for such a work, the Editor is confident The preparation of this work has occupied
that price will not only be retained, but, in all my earnest attention for nearly twelve years:
probability, greatly raised within a few years. my objert being to bring together, from the stores of Elizabethan literature, art, or science, The whole will be completed (D.Y.) in six whatever really tends to illustrate the pages of years : 80 that for a comparatively small an
nual expenditure about six guineas) during the great poet of the world, in the full convic
that period, the subscriber will possess the most tion there yet remains room for one comprehensive edition which shall answer the re
complete monograph edition of the works of quirements of the student and zealous inquirer.
the greatest poet of all ages. Nor can it be
anticipated he will be purchasing what is likely Granting that the general spirit of Shakespeare may be appreciated withont the assistance of to fall in value. He w Il pos ess a work that lengthened comment-ry, it cannot be denied
can never come into the market, but, in its there is much which is obscure to the modern
pecuniary relations, will stand somewhat in
the position of a proof enzraving, only to be reader,-numerous allusions to the literature,
possessed by a very limited number. manners, and phraseolory of the times which require expl: nation and careful discussion.
The Editor has been anxions thus to state at This is a labons which has never yet been
some len, th the considerations which have attemp'ed on a large scale. In the preface to
urged him to limit the impression of the work
so strictly ; for however willing, on many acthe translation of Karl Simrock's "Remarks," 8vo, 1810. I have shown there are upucards of
counts, to seek a more extensive circulation, tuco thousand obsolete words and phrases in
he could not bring himself personally to ask
for support without taking every means to Shakespeare left rcithout any erplanation in the editions of Mr. Knight and Mr. Collier.
ensure, in their fullest extent, the interests of Here is. undoubtedly field of crit cism, which
those who are i'clined to encourage an ardu
ous under aking of this kind. The risk.moredeserves the labour of the student: and without attempti to supply all these deficiencies, it
over, was too great to venture the publication
in the ordinary way; and he was, therefore, may still be allowed me, without presumption,
compelled either to abandon the hope of printto promise an extensive advance on what has been accomplished by my predecessors.
ing his materials, or to appeal to the select few Ench play will be accompanied by every
likely to und rstand the merits of the design. kind of useful literary and antiquarian illus
To those few, the Editor hopes he may,
without arrogance, av w the design of offering trotin, extending to complete copies of all
the most copious edition of Shakespeare ever novels, tales, or dramas on which it is founded,
printe 1, and one of the handsomest and most and entire mpression of the first sketches, in
important series of volumes that could be the cases of the Merry Wives of Windsor,
placed in an English library. Hamlet, &c. In fact, no pains will be spared
Nor let it be thought such an edition will to render this edition the most complete in
contain merely dry annotations on disputed every respect that has yet been produced ; su
passages. Particular regard will be paid to per eding entirely the Variorum edition of
archæological i lustration, and wherever the 182), with the addition of all Shakespearian
museums of the antiquary can be made serdiscoveries of any importance which have been
viceable, the aid of the artist will be solicited. made since that period. The work will be
There is much of this kind which has never copiously illustrated by facsimiles and wood
been used by Shakespearian editors, and I have cuts, the direction of which has been under
the satisfaction to state that, amongst others, taken by Mr. Fairholt, who has also most
Lord Londesborongh's noble collection of kindly promised to assist me in the selection.
English antiquities will be accessible to me for It is unnecessary to enlarge on the importance
copies of any specimens that may help to eluof such assistance, End the valuable aid to be
cidate the author's meaning. expected from Mr. Fairholt's extensive reading
In every kind of literary illustration of in Elizabethan literature and intimate ac
Shakespeare, my own library is, perhas, richer quaintance with every department of ancient
than any other. For many years, no expense art.
has been spared to procure rare works likely to One of the early volumes will be illustrated
be useful for this undertaking; and, in one by an entirely new engraving of the monument
instance, I have given upwards of sixty pounds at Stratford-on-Avon. executed with minute
for a single tract, on account of its affording an accuracy : and by an exact copy of the portrait of Shakesneare which is prefixed to the first
unique illustration of one play. The reader edition of his works. It is almost unnecessary
may hence conclude how much continued to say the e are the only representations of the
labour and anxiet, have been incurred in the
collection of mi materials. poet which are undoubtedly avthentie. The size of the first folio, after much con
In conclusion, I am sanguine this long. sideration, has been adopted, not only because
cherished design should not, will not. fail for
want of appreciation. The works of Shakeit is the most convenient folio form (barely
speare, the greatest of all uninspired authors, measuring fourteen inches hy nine), and suits the size of the faesimiles, most of which would
should surely be surrounded, in one edition at otherwise have to be folde 1, but the magnitude
leası. by the reading of the student and the
pencil of the archeological draughtsman. In of he undertaking precludes any other, were it intended to complete it in any reasonable
one edition. let every source of useful illustranumber of volung. As it is, it must occupy
tion be ex lored and rendered accessible to the
student and the future editor : and even if at least twenty volumes : but should an additional rolume be required, it will be presented
there be something redundant, much will reto the original subscribers,
main suggestive of tami iar explanations of We now proceed to speak of the mode of
obscurities and more popular uses. circula inni and in anxiously considering this
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1 TIES of sT. DAVID'S. By the Rev. WILLIAM BASIL JONES, M.A, Fellow of University College, Oxiord : General Secretary of the Cambrian Archwological Association ; and EDWARD A. FREEMAN, M.A., late Fellow of Triuity College, Oxford ; Author of the " History of Architecture," * Llandaff Cathedrul," &c.
CONTENTS OF PART I. CHAPTER I.-GENERAL DESCRIPTION. Position - Geology and Physical Features of the Country-State of Cultivation, &c.-Approach to St. David's - Town of St. David's - Coast Scenery (1.) Pu th-y-Khaw to Porth-clais: (2.) Porchelais ; to Whitesand Bay ; (3.) Aberithy to Whitesand Bay Islands - Natural History aud Botany.
CHAPTER II.- PRIMEVAL ANTIQUITIES. Rocking Stone - Meini Hirion - Cromlechs at
St. David's Head, Croeswdig, Longhouse, St.
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TION OF THE CATHEDRAL.
Nave, Iterior - Tritorium and Clerestory
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1522 Subsequent alterations. CHAPTER VI.-SUBORDINATE BUILDINGS AND
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CHURCH AND SEE. First period, from the sixth to the twelfth cen
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Curfew, by J, Sansom
« By Euphrates' Aowry side
siastics in Germany - The Merry-thought, or Wish-
From deare Judah far absented,
Tearing th' aire with mournful cries,
in the Pockets - John de Huderesfield - John, King
With their streames the streame augmented:
« When poor Sion's doleful state,
Sacked, burned, and enthralled,
And Thy temple spoil'd, which we
Ne'er should see
To our mirthless mind recalled.
Yankee and Yankee Doodle, by T. Westcott
Up we hoong
** Merchant of Venice," Act 111. Sc. 2.
When, we sitting so forlorne,
Etymology of the Word “Devil," by Richard F. Little.
Our proud spoilers 'gan deride us :-
Ancient American Languages, by Kenneth R. H. Mac-
Come, sad captives, leave your groanes,
Replies to Minor Queries : - Royal " We" "The Man
Under Sion's ruynes bury;
To your harps sing us some laies
In the praise
Of our God, and let's be merry.
* Can, ah, can we leave our groines,
Pork - Spanish “ Veiwe Bowes " "Cane Decanc"
Under Sion's ruynes burg ?
Can we in this land sing laies
To the praise
Of our God, and here be merry ?
To touch warbling harp unable.
Folk Lore of Kacouss People (Vol. V., p.413.).Does not the expression “under the bells" mean the lower part of the belfry tower, in which the people could attend divine service, and yet not be in the body of the church ? .J. B. RELTON.
Charms. The following charm was practised a few weeks since in the village of Newport, Essex, on a poor lad subject to epileptic fits." Nine sixpences were procured from nine virgins (“ for which they were to be neither asked nor thanked"); the money was then made into a ring, which the child wore; but with no satisfactory result, possibly from some flaw in the primary condition.
“Let my tongue lose singing skill; .&
Let it still
Beare in mind
Sack, burne, kill;
Of thy pride,
And shalt fall
As thou hast
What by thee
From the armes
Rutheless stones With their brayns and blood besmearing." What an imperfect idea any jingling version can give us of any Psalm of the inspired writers; and how signally this has been proved by the metrical attempts at Psalm cxxxvü.! The most successful version of it in any language is, I fancy, that by Camoens.
Weather Prophecy (Vol. v., p. 534.). - It is a common opinion in the midland counties that if the oak comes into leaf before the ash, a dry summer may be expected, and a wet summer if the ash is the first. . A wet spring is generally, I believe, favourable to the earlier leaves of the ash, which are retarded by a dry one. This year the oak was very much earlier than the ash. H. N. E.
POEM BY (EDWARD BEDINGFIELD. In a copy of Funerali Antichi di diuersi Popoli, et Nationi, &c., Descritti in Dialogo da Thomaso Porcacchi, in Venetia, MDLXXIIII., which was presented to the Hull Subscription Library by the executors of Sir Thomas Coltman, Kt., there is written on a fly-leaf the following poem. The title-page bears the signature of Edward Reding. field, and the poem is probably in the same hand. I have retained the old spelling and capital letters.
“ Though I be poore yet will I make hard shift,
Can I dispense,
Is in my cofer;
FOLK LORE. Sites of Buildings changed (Vol. v., pp. 436.524.). -In the Traditions of Lancashire, edited by John Roby, Esq., First Series, vol. i. p. 23., there is a tale entitled The Goblin Builders, showing how"Gamel the Saxon Thane, Lord of Recedham or Rached (now Rochdale) intended to build a chapel unto St. Chadde, nigh to the banks of the Rache or Roach." It seems a level, convenient situation was chosen for the edifice; but thrice were the foundations there laid, and thrice were all the building materials conveyed by invisible agency from this flat spot to a more airy and elevated situation. At last the Thane, ceasing to strive against fate, gave up his original design, and the present church was built on the locality designated by these unseen workmen. The ascent was high, and one hundred and twenty-four steps had to be laid to help the natives up to the chapel of St. Chadde.
“ Orientall rubyes, emeralds greene,
Or gemme or ouche,
Are in my chamber;
For Princes diademes,
With richesse drest
. Of east and west, Match not this gift, wch if my God shall owne, I'll not change lots with him that weares a crowne.
5458 now in my possession. The book is a thin “ An heart with penitence made new and cleane, 12mo., printed “at the Theater, Oxford,” A.D. Fill'd with faith, hope, and loue, must be my strane. “1698," with which year the Jewish date correMy God yi didst not slight
sponds, and it contains the Christian and Jewish The widowes mite,
calendars in parallel pages. It appears from the Accept of this
autograph of is Wm. Stukeley, M.D., 1736," which Poore sacrifice,
is written on the inside of the cover of the book, Though I nere give but what before was Thine,
that it once belonged to that antiquary. The A treasure taken out of Thine owne mine."
handwriting of the entries resembles that of EDWARD Peacock, Jun. Thomas Hearne. Bottesford Moors.
“ A. D. 1698.
£ s. d. Post-chaise from Oxford to London - 0 7 6
Post-boy - - - - - - 0 0 1 Minor Notes.
Expences at the Red Lion : Dinner, Curious Mistranslation. In Dickens' Household
Wine, one bottle of old Port, and fruit 0 1 9
Waiter Words, in No. 113. (May 22), there is an article
- - 0 0 1
Expences at Half Moon Tavern : Sale entitled " The Rights of French Women," in
mnon, lobster sauce, a bottle of Port - 0 1 6 which, at p. 221., a Frenchman is made to say,
Bed and Chamberlain - - - 0 0 3! that, in consequence of a promenade in the coun
Post-chaise to Oxford, and Dinner try, he and his child “shall sleep like two wooden Shoulder and leg of House Lamb, and shoes." Now this raised a Query in my mind, two bottles of Wine, with asparagrass 0 1 2 for I had never before heard " wooden shoes ” taxed with any drowsy qualities, although un
1 244 doubtedly heary; and I could not call to mind
Play House Exps. . 0 0 9 any authority for the ascription. Upon turning to a French dictionary, I find that the word
£13 sabot, which means a wooden shoe, means also a top: my Query was therefore turned into a Note; “ N.B. - It was decided by a great Majority of that Note being, that the writer of the article had Civilians that the Cause was clear from the evidence of wrongfully used the former meaning instead of Mrs. Barlow.". the latter; and that the Frenchman had really
R. M. W. said, he and his child should “sleep like two tops." Is this Note worth your notice ?
T! “ The Bore" in the Severn. - In the following Stoke Newington.
passages found in the second text of Lazamon's
Brut, which Sir F. Madden considers to have been Street Crossing. - A writer in The Builder has written about fifty years after the earlier text, the cleverly suggested that bridges might be erected in
probable date of which he fixes at the commencethe crowded thoroughfares of London for the con
ment of the thirteenth century, occur the three venience of foot passengers, who lose so much valu
forms of "beares,” “beres," " bieres," denoting able time in crossing. As the stairs would occupy waves, viz. a considerable space, and occasion much fatigue, I
“passi over bieres. beg to propose an amendment: Might not the | (to) pass over waves."- Lazam., ed. Madden, Lond. ascending pedestrians be raised up by the descend
1846, vol. i. p. 57. ing? The bridge would then resemble the letter
“ be beares me hire bi-nome. H, and occupy but little room. Three or four at
the waves took her from me."— Vol. iii. p. 121. a time, stepping into an iron framework, would be
“ wandri mid b..beres. gently elevated, walk across, and perform by their
floating with the waves."— Vol. iii. p. 144. weight the same friendly office for others rising on the opposite side. Surely no obstacles can arise
Sir F. Madden observes, in his Glossarial Rewhich might not be surmounted by ingenuity. If | marks, Lazam., vol. iii. p. 451. v. 1341,: a temporary bridge were erected in one of the “ This word has not been met with in A.-S. It is no parks the experiment might be tried at little cost, doubt the same with the Isl. bára: Old Germ. bäre; and, at any rate, some amusement would be Dutch baar, wave or billow. Perhaps the bar of a
C. T. harbour is hence derived."
May we not also trace to this source the term Travelling Expenses at the Close of the Seven
bore, popularly used to express the tidal wave of teenth Century.- I beg to send, for the information the Severn?
R. M. W. of your correspondent A. A. (Vol. iii., p. 143.), the following transcript of a MS. entry on a fly. leaf at the end of a Jewish calendar for the year