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John Lyly, George Peele, Robert Greene, Christopher work even more important for English readers than the Marlowe, Richard Hooker, and a host of other worthies one before us. We trust that when it appears it may more or less known to fame. We miss the “ Last Leaves,' have copious additional annotations, and that in every which have always been a feature of the “ English case the new matter may be distinguished from the old. Writers," and the bibliography, which was deferred from the eigáth volume, is still absent. We trust that Prof. The Ancient Laws of Wales. By the late Habert
Lewis. Edited by J. E. Lloyd. (Stock.) Morley will be able to find room for it in the next volume, which is to treat of Shakespeare and his Time. We have been in the habit of calling ourselves Anglo
Saxone, and assuming that all our institutions were Stoke d’Abernon : its Church and Manor. (Privately derived from a Teutonic source. The late Mr. Kemble, Printed.)
Sir Francis Palgrave, and other students of the first We have here, in a thin and handsomely illustrated rank have given currency to this idea. It was no fault volume, an account, historical, antiquarian, and artistic, of theirs; they were far too well instructed to assume of what, in spite of restorations, must be regarded as one that all our institutions came from Germanic sources; of our most interesting parish churches. It is written but careless readers with a prejudice in favour of those in a becoming spirit of reverence, and supplies the kind things which were easily grasped by the understanding of information we should be glad to possess with regard have jumped to the conclusion that they rejected everyto scores of other churches of the class. Both the inside thing upon which they have not dwelt at length. This and the outside of the church are depicted, and two prejudice against everything Celtic has been fostered monumental brasses of unique interest are reproduced by the wild surmises of certain Welsh and Irish men, and described, as are other objects of interest. The who have written in a way to lead people to suppose workmanship is thorough, and we can only commend to that they believed that all our institutions came from local antiquaries an imitation of this important work, Celtic sources. The fact is, as every unprejudiced zealously and anonymously accomplished.
modern must admit, the Celts and the Teutons were
very near kinsmen, and their institutions much alike. Hierurgia ; or, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. With The Celts seem to have arrived in this island before Notes and Dissertations by Daniel Rock, D.D. Tbird their Teutonic cousins, but the relationship was so close
Edition, revised by W. H. Weale. 2 vols. (Hodges.)
that it does not appear likely that we shall ever be able to ceremonial of the Eucharistic service was published well- stock or the other. The late Mr. Lewis did a great service nigh sixty years ago. It was soon succeeded by a second.
to historical science by showing that it is possible---proBoth have become so scarce that when copies occur bable, in fact-that many of the institutions which we for sale they commonly realize much more than the
are in the habit of regarding as more especially Teuoriginal price. Mr. Weale has done a service to the public by bring tonic may with equal probability be derived from Celtic
It is impossible to follow him step by step, ing
out this new edition. He has done little more than but we may rema that no student of institutions can correct the text and in a few instances enlarge the notes, for the future afford to overlook his chapters on “The exceptin the case of the annotations on the rubrics of the Hundred and the Riding," on “ Manor Courts," and
on missal. We do not doubt that these are in almost every
“ Trial by Jury." They are all of them important con. case improvements, but we wish that Mr. Weale had tributions to knowledge. We cannot say
so much for furnished the reader with some means of distinguishing all other parts of the volume. The chapter on “ Combetween the work the author and his editor. Half of the work is devoted to the theology of the Latin ments which we feel bound to question.
mon Fields and Local Nomenclature" contains stateChurch. With this ' N. & Q.' bas no concern; but the rest is of the greatest importance for every antiquary whose tastes lead him in the direction of the mediæval Cburch and her offices.
Notices to Correspondents. Dr. Rock was by far the greatest of English ritualists,
We must call special attention to the following notices : using the word in its true meaning of one learned in ritual. Until the issue of ‘Hierurgia' there was no
On all communications must be written the name and book in our language which gave any reasonable in address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but formation as to the old rites and the objects connected as a guarantee of good faith. with them. The most cultured people fell into what We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. would now be considered the strangest mistakes. One
To secure insertion of communications correspondents eminent poet speaks of a cross as a crucifix, and another must observe the following rule. Let each note, query, makes one of his characters talk of seeing an archbisbop
or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the celebrate mass in a cope. Since those days many books of a not dissimilar kind have appeared, but
not one of signature of the writer and such address as he' wishes to
appear. Correspondents who repeat queries are requested them has in any way superseded Dr. Rock's monu
to head the second communication “Duplicate." mental work. He bad not only a thorough knowledge of the ritual of mediæval England, but bad also spent
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