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This work, published within a short time refers to the text, and the text to the Appen. after the conclusion of the notorious Gordon dix, by lettered notes, (A), (B), (C), &c. riots, is certainly Holcroft's. Contem- These references in the text are usually porary references are to be found in The inserted at the end of a paragraph, a con. Town and Country Magazine for July, 1780 venient place after the type had all been set. (12: 351); Monthly Review for June, 1780 On the several occasions where they are (62: 502); European Magazine for January, inserted in the middle of a line, the type of 1782 (1: 49); The Westminster Magazine for the line is so crowded—relatively to the set August, 1780 (8: 438), as well as in the of the type in the lines preceding and follow
Memoirs’ (p. 99). Lecky (3: 522) refers to ing—that we cannot but assume that the it as the best and most complete account parentheses and the letters (A), (B), (C), &c., brought out at the time. The Town and were put in later: I should assume, between Country Magazine called it " one of the best editions. A statement near the end of the productions of this kind that has ever ap- Appendix that the author has not changed peared in the form of a pamphlet”; and the text in accordance with a certain correcadded, “Our last (June, 1780). ...contains tive letter which ho prints (the original mis. the substance of this narrative, but I do not take is left as in the first edition) leads us to think that this means that the magazine believe that the second edition was printed article referred to was done by Holcroft. from the same stand of type. In the account of the riots which appears break the volume quite unequally into a
Examination of the signatures would in the ‘Annual Register' for 1780 pp.
1-6 of this pamphlet are reprinted on pp. 254-6. single leaf containing the title, four signaIn both cases is given the verbatim record of tures of sixteen pages each, an eight-page the Act itself, over which the agitation arose ;
signature at the end, and a single final leaf. and the short explanatory passages in the (This is in the only volume which I have ' Annual Register correspond exactly to the examined, in the Yale University Library.) explanations which accompany the reprint
The single leaf at the end contains the of the Act in this pamphlet.
Advertisement, and is printed on one side In The Westminster Magazine for July, from my
of the paper only. I should suggest then,
examination of the second 1780, pp. 297 ff., is an account of the riots. edition, corrected,” only, that the first The publishers of this magazine were the edition was paged : 2 (including title-page and as the publishers of the " William
a blank page)+6 (including the Abstract Vincent"
pamphlet, Fielding & Walker of an Act passed, &c.) + 7-62 (including Pages 15 ff. and 298 ff., of the pamphlet and the body of the Plain and Succinct the magazine respectively, bear a remarkable Narrative, &c.) + 2 (including Advertisesimilarity. In the magazine article the ment and a blank page). The signature Parliamentary proceedings are given at division was, in my opinion, the same as in greater length ; certain other parts of the the “ second edition, corrected,” which I have narrative are condensed ; and, in an amazing examined. But it is obvious that the signanumber of cases, entire paragraphs, even tures came out evenly, four of sixteen pages pages, are transferred without alteration, each, with the title-page pasted on at the And from this I shall assume that Holcroft
beginning. or some other person rewrote or rearranged Since the above was written I have his pamphlet for the magazine: I cannot had time to make an examination of yet determine which. The magazine article copy of the first edition, and find nothing is considerably better than the pamphlet: contradictory to the above. In the first more orderly, and less burdened with details edition (British Museum copy) the Appendix and extraneous matter.
does not appear at all, “Finis” coming on A careful examination of the second p. 62. But we can deduce very little from edition, corrected,” the only one which I the absence of the Advertisement," since have seen, suggests a few hypotheses which, in this copy the last three leaves have been since I have not yet been able to lay my hands very badly damaged, and repairing alone has on a first edition, I shall offer tentatively: prevented their loss altogether. In this copy for objection, correction, or addition. It
pp. 1-6 have been lost (containing the seems fairly obvious from this copy (Yale Abstract, &c.), so that · A Plain and Succinct University Library) of the “ second edition, Narrative,' &c. (p. 7), would follow directly . corrected,” that the ten pages (five leaves) | after the title-page, had not some one - containing the Appendix were added to the inserted six pages from The Sunday Magazine book in the second edition. The Appendix of 11 Feb., 1781.
It is interesting to remark that the edition,” and a second edition,” and that “second edition, corrected,” varies from the there was then a second edition, corfirst edition, pp. 59–62, by two lines of type. rected,” basing our assumption on
the This variation is caused by the insertion of a reading “second edition, corrected," and not foot-note in the second edition on p. 59 : second, corrected edition": " In justice to the author, it is mentioned
I cannot explain the reference to a third that these anecdotes are by another person.'
edition, London, 1780," in the 1908 edition It was evidently Holcroft who added in ink of the New International Encyclopædia in the Museum copy, And, in justice to (9:45). To me the statement seems myself, they by no means agree with my own founded. private opinion of Lord George Gordon. T. H.” In the same hand there is written 1781. “The Trial of the Hon. George Gordon, on the title-page“ The Anecdotes by I.
Commonly called Lord George Gordon, for Perry, after the word
High-Treason, at the Bar of the Court of King's " Tower," and
Bench, On Monday, the 5th of February, 1781. “ Thomas Holcroft” beneath the printed Before The Right Hon. Earl Mansfield, Chief pseudonym William Vincent”; and on
Edward Willes, Esq. Sir William the last page of the Appendix the catchword
Henry Ashhurst, Knt. and Francis Buller, “ Adver” is crossed out, and there is filled
Esq. Containing, Not only the Evidence on
both Sides but an Account of the Manner of in, still by the same hand, “ Finis. The
conducting the Trial ; the Arguments of Advertisement follows the Title-Page”— Counsel; the contested Points in Law, &c. which indicates the fact of binding.
Also the speech of the Attorney-General ; Mr. I may add that the printing of the correc
Kenyon, the Solicitor-General, and Mr. Erskine.
Taken in short-hand By William Vincent, tive letter may possibly indicate a second
Esq; of Gray's-Inn. London: Printed for issue of the second edition. If the type could Fielding and Walker, No. 20, Pater-noster-row. be tampered with to such an extent as to
[Price one shilling and six-pence.) insert (A), (B), (C), &c., as references to [Entered at Stationers-Hall.]' Octavo, 4+3notes, between the printing of the first and second editions, why could not the simple I have not seen this item previously change have been made on p. 53 of the word attributed to Holcroft. At the present Thursday to Wednesday, as the “ Volunteer time I have not seen a copy in any library in the London Military Association of Foot collection. The only notice of its publicasuggests ? May we assume that the Advertion is a single line in the March, 1781, tisement originally followed the words London Magazine (50: 143). My own copy “total want of education on this page of was secured by mere chance through a the Appendix, as it could easily have done, perusal of a second-hand bookseller's catain the second edition, and further assume logue—and for the charming price of 3s. that the extra leaf at the end did not appear The Monthly Review editor, March, 1781 in the real second edition ? May we assume (64: 234), speaks of “ several different publi. that this letter from “A Volunteer,” &c., cations,” but has “ seen only Mr. Gurney's." was received after some, possibly all, of the The connexion between this pamphlet and " second edition was printed, and that it that which immediately precedes it in my was put in where it now stands in the Bibliography is perfectly obvious. I have “ second edition, corrected,” and that the been able to learn of no other person writing Advertisement was then pushed further on under the pseudonym of William Vincent of to be added as a separate leaf? The Gray's Inn. The two pamphlets are issued placing of a single leaf at the beginning and by `the same publishers, have the same the end would not be a usual proceeding; pseudonym, and concern the same events. Each of these single leaves is in the “ second The Advertisement' to this second one edition, corrected," each is printed on one contains a reference to, and side only ; and an argument that the pub- mendation of, “ Vincent's Plain and Succinct lisher would not have planned two single Narrative of the late Riots.' In the leaves attached in this way, and that they - Memoirs’ by Hazlitt (pp. 98–9) we find : were later added as a corrective measure, may be hypothetically answered by saying to write a pamphlet, under the name of Wm.
“ He was employed by them (the booksellers] that this very fact of being printed on one Vincent, Esq. of Gray's Inn, containing an account side only is an indication of forethought, and of the riots in 1780. For this purpose he had shows that this kind of make-up for the book attended the trials at the Old Bailey, where he was premeditated. Or may we assume
was the means of saving the life of an innocent -as I should like to do, but think scarcely heard Mr. Holcroft mention this circumstance,
man, who was brought there as a prisoner. have warrantable - that there
first with tears of pleasure at the recollection."
Holcroft's interest in the riots might easily announced in the Journal on 23 June, 1748, have rendered him willing to perform another No. 2031. The Victoria Library does not service to the booksellers. If he had attended appear to possess a copy of this particular the Old Bailey trials for one pamphlet, why number. should not he have attended the King's
Two more titles complete the list in the Bench trial for another ?
Victoria Library :
4. The Worcester Journal, No. 2032, for 30 June,
1748, to No. 2305, for 4 Oct., 1753. (To be continued.)
5. Berrow's Worcester Journal, No. 2306, for
11 Oct., 1753. BERROW'S WORCESTER JOURNAL.'
Since this latter date the paper's head.
ing has not varied. But, as I have shown, (See ante, p. 21.)
the numeration has altered very much-at The early history of this paper is bound up first, I believe, accidentally, though I have with the story of its first two publishers, not traced all the variations. It is quite posStephen Bryan and H. Berrow.
sible that Berrow's Worcester Journal may Stephen Bryan's apprenticeship inden- be able to claim the second place, with tures expired in London in the year 1706, regard to age, in the British newspaper press, and he appears to have migrated to Wor- and may rank next to The London Gazette cester in the year 1708. When he started his (the only original source of many items of Worcester Post-Man (not Postman) in June, news), though, with the history of the 1709, it was a small half-sheet printed in provincial press still waiting to be written, two columns on both sides, and did not it is not safe to assert even this. But it is contain six pages (as Green asserted). There unfortunately only too true that its presentis (as in other cases) no evidence that any Journal's claims to have been “ Established
day numeration is inaccurate. And the charge was made for the paper at first, and it is tolerably certain that advertisements 1690,” and to be “The Oldest Newspaper were gratis. Probably, like Jos. Bliss's in Great Britain,” are hardly worthy of a Exeter Post-Boy, it was a coffee-house pro
periodical with so long and honourable a duction. In principle it was so strongly
J. B. WILLIAMS. Jacobite that it advertised the fact by professing to be collected
“ from Dyer's letter. An illustration in the pamphlet
A RECORD OF MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS published by Berrow's Worcester Journal in IN HERTFORDSHJRE.--- It is believed that 1890 shows this very clearly.
Hertfordshire is the first county to have had The Victoria Public Library at Worcester its monumental inscriptions fully recorded contains a fine collection of the earlier and made accessible to students. It is, of issues of Bryan's paper ; which, owing to its course, probable that some small disused Jacobite principles, I suppose, changed its burial-grounds have escaped the notice of name no less than three times. But the workers, but these will in course of time be numbering was consecutive throughout, and, discovered, and the lists inserted in the as will be seen from the following list, accu
volumes to which they belong. rate throughout.
To give an idea of the magnitude of The present Librarian of the Victoria | the task, which has occupied over seven Library has very kindly furnished me with years, it may be stated that the transcripts the actual numbers :
fill thirteen large quarto volumes occupying BRYAN'S PERIODICALS AT WORCESTER,
shelf-space of 6 ft. (Both lists and 1. The Worcester Post-Jan, No. 185, for 2 Jan., indexes are written out twice : first taken 1712/13, to No. 641, for 6 Oct., 1721.
down on slips which permit of their being 2. The Worcester Post ; or, Western Journal, arranged in alphabetical order, and then No. 746, for 4 Oct., 1723, to No. 756, for 20 Dec., transcribed on quarto sheets, which are 1723. 3. The Weekly Worcester Journal, No. 827, for which they pertain.) The inscriptions oc
bound in the volumes of the Hundreds to 23 April, 1725, to No. 2007, for 1 Jan., 1748.
cupy 5,582 pp., and the indexes of names According to Green, Bryan died on 18 June, 2,127 pp., the latter representing some 1748, and Berrow, who had printed the 70,000 names, which do not include relationJournal for three months before his death, ships, as these are not at present indexed. then succeeded him as printer and pub. In many cases the more interesting epitaphs lisher. Green states that these facts were have been added, and in some instances also
certain facts about the churchyards. Corre
“ FELIX SUMMERLY (SIR HENRY COLE, spondence of interest respecting the work C.B.).—The pretty little handbooks by this has been inserted, and the volumes have author an interesting item in the been very strongly bound, in order that bibliography of London. The following . they may last with reasonable care for list is compiled from the author's own set:centuries to come.
' Dulwich Gallery,' 1842. It should be stated that all the foregoing Pictures in the Soane Museum, Society of Arts, may be freely consulted by appointment at
and British Museum,' 1842. the residence of the Hon. Secretary of the National Gallery, 1843.
City of Canterbury,' 1843. East Herts Archæological Society, Ivy "Westminster Abbey, 1843 ; French edition, 1843 ; Lodge, Hockerill, Bishop's Stortford ;
abridged edition (1845?). inquiries will be answered, if a stamped and
Excursions out of London (1843 ?), reprinted from addressed envelope is enclosed. Correspond
The Athenaeum of 1842. ents are asked, however, to allow a reason
• Hampton Court,' Ist edition, 1845 ; 6th edition,
1852. able time for research and reply.
'The Vernon Gallery,' 1848.
ALECK ABRAHAMS. LINES BY SIDNEY GODOLPHIN. — Saints. bury in vol. i. of his Caroline Poets' BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE. - The notice of collected the scattered verse of Sidney Dr. Whichcote, Provost of King's College, Godolphin, but he missed one piece which, Cambridge, in D.N.B.,' lxi. 1, states that though of no great intrinsic interest, has yet the name of his wife is not recorded." a certain value in that it displays him as He married Rebecca Glover, widow, of a critic of religious verse. In MS. Lansd. St. Swithin's, London, at St. Mary Cole489, f. 127 verso, occurs the following :- church, London, 26 April, 1649 (Parish Ye Judgm"t off Sidney Godolphin Register).
DANIEL HIPWELL. On ye fformer worke not printed Not in yt ardent course, as where he woes Yo sacred Spouse, & her Chast love persues With brighter fflames; And with a higher Muse :
Queries. This worke had bin proportion'd to our sight Had you but knowne wth some allay to write, We must request correspondents desiring inAnd Now preserv'd your authors strenght, & formation on family matters of only private interest light:
to affix their names and addresses to their queries,
in order that answers may be sent to them direct. But you soe Crush those odors, soe dispense Those rich perfumes, you make y too intense : And such ! Alas! as too much please our sense.
“ PLACING” IN UNIVERSITIES. -- In the S. G.
early days at Harvard College the members The“ former work,” which begins on f. 121, of the Freshman class were not arranged is a 'Paraphrase uppon y songe of Solomon.? alphabetically, but were" placed” in accord
” It was apparently addressed to Henrietta ance with the social position of their fathers ; Maria, for it is preceded by a twelve-line and, next to expulsion, the highest punishpoem, "To ye Queene, signed “G. S.”; ment “ degradation," or putting a but when Sandys printed it in 1641 he dedi student below the place originally assigned cated it to the king. The criticism upon it him. This, curious system, so alien from seems to be quite justified.
present notions of equality, lasted for about WILLIAM DINSMORE BRIGGS. a century and a third (1639–1772). The
class that graduated in 1772 was placed “ ANENT.”—This useful, but neglected in June, 1769, or nearly a year after its word usually has a North British origin entrance, and the members of that class assigned to it, with a derivation which retained the places assigned them throughmakes the t intrusive. I note, however, out their college course. The class that from the records of one of the Livery Gilds graduated in 1773 was arranged alpha, that it was in not unfrequent use in London betically at entrance.
Hence" placing in the Tudor period, and was then written disappeared at Harvard on Commencement anendes. The N.E.D.' refers to this variant Day, 1772. of the word, and suggests the inference that Did this system of “placing” ever exist the t (or d) is not intrusive, but a salient at Oxford or at Cambridge ? If it did, how portion of it; and if so, the commonly late did it last at those universities? Where accepted derivation may need revision. can information be found on this matter ?
E. L. PONTIFEX. Some of the university men who came to this
country in the seventeenth century were the aide-de-camp, appear to have gowns over graduates of Oxford, but most of them were uniform. The rear is brought up by an graduates of Cambridge. Nathaniel Eaton, officer in a lancer's helmet. Can any one the first head of Harvard, matriculated at, give me the names of the persons so but did not graduate from, Trinity, Cam- represented ? Are they Sir Robert Peel's bridge ; and the Rev. Henry Dunster, the Ministry of 1834 ? Is the print rare? Why first President of Harvard, graduated from is the word “ Civil” underlined ? Magdalene, Cambridge : hence it is to Cam
C. SWYNNERTON. bridge rather than to Oxford that one would look for customs introduced at Harvard.
ADULATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. - In ALBERT MATTHEWS.
the P.R.O., ' Transcripts from Rome,' First Boston, U.S.
Series, vol. iii., is a transcript from the Bor
ghese papers in the Vatican archives (BorCOTTERELL, COTERILL, AND VARIANTS.-I ghese, i. 448), the original of which is said am hoping shortly to found, with Capt. W. to have at the back, in the handwriting of Sandford Cottrill, S.A.M.C., of Johannesburg, Father Persons, S.J., “ De Regina Angliæ.” a “ Cotterell Family Association” for the The transcript runs as follows: purpose of collecting together, indexing, and
De impia hæreticorum in Angliæ Reginam printing, if possible, pedigrees, genealogical
adulatione. data, historical facts, and other interesting Ex Anglia referunt eo tam processisse hæretidetails with reference to bearers of this name corum erga Reginam adulationem ut non tantum and its many variants throughout the de ea canant poetæ, world.
Diva potens divům, virgo sanctissima, etc. It would be a considerable help if the verum etiam quod nuper altare quoddam ei in secretaries of other family associations aula scenico more erexerint thusque adoleverint, already established would communicate with præterea quod ad effigiem eius omni genere
lenocinii adornatam hi versus subjungantur me, and, if willing, acquaint me with the
tipisque vulgentur, methods of working their respective organi
Pallas, Juno, Venus frondosæ in vallibus Ida zations.
Judicium formæ cum subiere suæ, I would also appeal to all bearers of the Formosas inter si tu Dea quarta fuisses, name to send me the fullest possible informa- Vicisses omnes o Dea quarta Deas. tion with regard to their descent; however
Quam Juno ieiuna foret, quam pallida Pallas, insignificant it may appear, it may prove the
Quam Dea vana Venus, quam Dea sola fores.
Is it known who wrote these verses ? link which will unify the whole. Much spadework has already been done
JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT. by Capt. Cottrill and myself, but much MEDALLIC LEGENDS. (See ante, p. 28.)more remains to be done; and I would finally appeal to any brother genealogist 28. Duo protegit unus.
27. Desuper auxilium. who may happen to have any Cotterell notes 29. Data munera coli. to afford me facilities for taking copies 30. Diversam junximus. thereof.
31. Dum zephyri spirant adversas despicit undas. HOWARD H. COTTERELL,
32. Dum spiro, fero et spero.
33. Ea est fiducia gentis. F.R.Hist.S., F.R.S.A.
34. Ex libertate commercii ubertas r[eficitur ?] Foden Road, Walsall.
35. Ex pace ubertas.
36. Excubant et arcent. AN OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRINT.--I have 37. Et sunt otia divis. a print marked “ HB,” “ Proof,” entitled “The 38. Et adhuc spes durat avorum. Chancellor of the University of Oxford 39. Ego magis mihi quam aliis noceo. attended by Doctors of Civil Law,'" Published 40. Fidisse juvat. by Thos M'Lean, 26, Haymarket, Deck 13' 42. Frustra conatur impius.
41. Feliciter undis. 1834." The word “Civil” is underlined. 43. Fluctuat nec mergitur. (Motto of City of It represents a procession from left to right. Paris.) The Duke of Wellington as Chancellor is 44. Gratum quo sospite colum. stepping along daintily at the extreme right 45. Hoc maria omnia duce,
46. Hinc decus unde effundit. in square cap and a gorgeous gown, the train 47. Hoc foedere florent. of which is held by some one in uniform with 48. Hoc duce tuta. epaulets and cocked hat. Then come, two 49. Hoc agmine tuta. and two, six figures in various uniforms, 50. His quoque subjecta. mostly military, the two foremost (of whom 51. Hostesque arcet' dum ludit in hortis. one looks like Sir Robert Peel) having,
SLEUTH-HOUND. however, black squash hats. All, excepting
(To be continued.)