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LONDON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1893.
burton's 'Shakespear.' I was staying in South
port, and while there strolled one day into a shop CONTENTS.-No 61.
of the kind above mentioned, to which I had been NOTES :-Warburton's Shakespear,' 141—The Roses of Kil
frequently before. This day, however, when I ravock, 142-John Liston, 143-Lion-Head of the Centurion-Superstition-Phlegon's Eclipse Goods of Felons, entered, the bookseller was talking to a gentleMandato-Thos. Gent.--church Bells—Bookshelvěs, 143- the following conversation : "I
have got a Shake144-Cudham ChurchHigh Wode Doctor by Royal man at the back of the shop, and I suddenly heard Gray and Waller-Ripon Spurs, 146.
spear' here, sir, with notes by Bishop Warburton,' QUERIES :- -"Crockery"-"Crux," 146—" Its "_“Laborare "-Plato on Revolutions-Height of Tennyson
"Ob, indeed; let me look at it." The gentleman Rhymed Deeds, 147-Austin Bernher" Sans Paviours" handled a volume, and then remarked, “Why, it's
Corvinus MSS. Capital Punishment in France-Schola all written 'over; I'd rather have a cloan copy
when I do get one.
So back went the book on REPLIES :-Damask Rose, 149—Diptychs of the Decalogue the shelf
, and out of the shop went the customer. ---Reinterment of William Harvey,
150—" De mortuis nil I went quietly to the bookseller, and asked for the nisi bonum "-Tom Legge-Abbotsford—“Cattle-creep Portraits of Burns, 151 - Secretary Johnstone Archbishop by putting a volume into my hand. Having care,
Shakespear' he had just been showing. He replied Whately - John Cutts— Metrical History of England Welsh Songs--Kimbolton Castle-A View of Life, 152- fully compared the writing of the notes with some Wiggin-Sir John Mennes---Cowper's Castaway-Gelert lithographed writing of Warburton in a biograpby in India Peninsular Medal Church Brasseste
George of his which I happened to have seen in the shop; Isham, 153—" Philazer"-Collings-Charles Steward ** Hariole"-Trumbull– The Cause of Death, 154.- Slaugh; I purchased the eight volumes. On their arrival ter-St. Cuthbert-Luce-"Commenced M.A."-"Spirited away,” 155–Titus Oates-Smart's Song to David - French at our house, I found further warranty for their Prisoners
of War, 156 – Caraccioli's "Chapel - The Cen: authenticity in the following notes, wbich appear turion-East India Company's Register, 157-St. Thomas's Day Custom-A French Critic on Shakspeare - Pratt
on the first page of vol. i. Penny Post, 158.
Note 1, in Bishop Warburton's own handNOTES ON BOOKS :-Shadwell's “The Purgatory of Dante
writing :Alighieri' - Box's Elegies and Epitaphs' — Hamilton's “Of all the Idiots (and they are not a few) who have French Book-Plates'-Lynn's 'Remarkable Comets.'
scribbled upon Shakespear, and against bis Editor, the Notices to Correspondents.
most consummate, sure, is one Capel, who has wasted above thirty years of life in bunting after the text of Shakespear; and has at last given it 80 ridiculously
interpolated: that we 'are (now at a loss to distinguish Notes.
bis nonsense from the nonsense of the first blundering
Note 2, in the handwriting of Eleanor Newton: As some sort of an introduction to the notes
“This copy of Warburton's Shakespeare was given to which appear below and as a voucher for the Eleanor Newton by the widow of the reva Martin authenticity of the same to the readers of this Stafford Smith whose first wife was Bp. Warburton's paper, I feel that it is incumbent on me to state widow.” shortly how this copy of Warburton's 'Shakespear' The volumes have the book-plate of Martin came into my possession. In order that I may Stafford Smith. carry out this intention, I must refer to my grand
The Tempest. father, the late William Bennet, of Chapel-en-le- GLOBE EDITION.
WARBURTON MS. Frith, co. Derby, who, first as a novelist, writing,
I. i. 11, Play the men. Ply the men. Warbur. at the beginning of this century, under the nom.
ton reads play, but in MS.
alters to ply. de-plume of “Lee Gibbons,"* and then as a
I. ii. 191. To dive into To dive into, &c. Warscholar and antiquary, assisting Mr. Llewellynn, the fire.
burton MS. adds note, “ As Jewitt as a frequent contributor to the Reliquary,
the central fire is not here won for himself a place as a man of letters.
meant, I suppose it should
be drive." Having inherited in some measure his passion for
I. ii. 437. Yes, faith. Yes, Fair! antiquities of all sorts (more especially books), I
II. ii. 259. Keep in Tunis. Sleep in Tunis. Johnhave at all times taken much interest in old book
son conj. also. shops ; and it was in such a shop, and under the II. ii. 50. Meg and Meg, Marrian, and Mar.
gery. Warburton MS, following circumstances, that I came upon War- Marian and Margery.
leaves out and. Mr. Bennet's first work, The Cavalier,' was pub.
III. iii. 37. Such sound. Such signs. lished in 821, attracted much attention, and com.
IV. i. 3. & Thrid of mine Commenting on Theomanded a rapid sale. Later on appeared Malpas,' own life.
bald, Warburton M8. says, • Owain Goch,' and The King of the Peak,' with re
"But I suppose Sh. wrote gard to the last of wbich Sir Walter Scott, in a preface
Thrid, which was the old to his · Peveril of the Peak,' said that if he had known
way of writing Third. So that the ground had been preoccupied by a writer of 80
Gloucester, much talent, he would not have written Peveril of the
in bis Chronicle.' the Peak at all.
thridde part of my Lond."