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I can find no mention in any of Greene's historians or editors. *
There is an additional reason to follow this CONTENTS.-No. 79.
up: the volume Greene appropriated from NOTES :-Greene's Prose Works, 1-A Chaucer Tragedy, 5 is in itself well deserving of being better
- His Majesty and the Motor-Car-Forty Days' Periodicity known, and is, indeed, a valuable, learned, -Dilliana - Adventures in Borneo,' 7–Phonetics of the and most praiseworthy and improving comFar East, 8.
pilation-far worthier of being reproduced
for modern readers than numbers that are QUERIBS :-Wall, formerly of Dymock, 8-· Les Jumelles' daily appearing. The book is T(homas) -Pictures inspired by Music - Sir William Enderby Blowes's) translation of Peter de la Pri"Resp."-Cricket: Karliest Mention-Cricket : Pictures
maudaye's • French Academy' (1586). The and Engravings-Pace : Hays - Ann Radcliffe, 9-Black and Yellow the Devil's Colours-Josias Catzius-Authors book is a rare one, and the best-known bookof Quotations Wanted – Letter of Emanuel of Portugal sellers in London were unable to provide
me to Pope Julian 11.—Boninge of Ledsum-Scotch Burial with a copy; but my friend Dr. Dowden Custom-De Sousa, 10.
came to my aid. His copy unfortunately
lacks the title-page, so that I am uncertain REPLIES :-Knights Templars, 10–"There shall no tem of the date (there were several editions); but
pests blow"--"Tertias of foot";— Norden's 'Speculum that it is identical with the 1586 text I have Britanniæ,' 12-Shorter: Walpole - Jack and Jill-Coke no doubt, from several quotations appearing or Cook ? 13–Turvile - Weighing-Machine Wisdom – Wall: in the New English Dictionary.' The pagiMartin, 14-Masons' Marks–Parker Family, 15--Norman nation is sometimes different, so that my Inscriptions in Yorkshire-Authors of Quotations Wanted references will be by chapter. - The Lovesick Gardener' — Lundy Island, 16—"May.
While I was carrying out this interesting dewing"-Vulgate - Dr. Chamberlen, 17—Bpigram on a
study several other lines of thought presented Rose, 18.
themselves, especially the free use Greene NOTES ON BOOKS :-Baring's With the Russians in made of Lyly's 'Euphues’ (1579-80). Of this
Manchuria' – Bradney's History of Monmouthshire' I made separate notes, and since Lyly claims Sayce's 'Assyrian Grammar '— Hierurgia Anglicana.' the priority in time I shall first recapitulate
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I may mention also that "Greene
inade use of Laneham's 'Letter' (1575) in one Notices to Correspondents.
passage, and so convenient did he seem to find this form of composition, it is highly
probable that others of his "loans” are as yet Motes.
unnoticed. That he was Lyly's ape is obvious,
and no one put this more clearly than JusseROBERT GREENE'S PROSE WORKS. rand, so far as method and style go. But I In the following remarks on Greene's prose think a detailed record of his word-for-word works, chiefly with reference to the use he pilferings is needful, and in this respect I has made of other writers, I have consulted have not seen him challenged. He outGrosart's edition, and I have practically con- Lylys Lyly, in many places, when it comes fined myself to the first twelve volumes of to a flood of similes, and often uses verbatim these valuable reprints in the "Huth Library " those of his master. When Greene in his (1881-6). No excuse seems necessary for earlier love tracts "stands on tearms of tree dealing with so important a contemporary and stone,” he is Lyly; when in his later of Shakespeare, whose Winter's Tale' is ones (after 1586) he culls his illustrations from founded on Greene's 'Pandosto’-provided classical writers of antiquity, he is Primaudaye always that some new information can be --not always in either case, for he had plenty adduced, and that, I believe, I am enabled of stuffing of his own ; but he turned to them to do.
confidently when in doubt, or when his Having discovered that Greene was in- pockets were empty. For Greene was as debted to another writer by his verbal transcription therefrom, 1 proceeded to make Works': Simpson's School of Shakespeare, vol. ii.;
* See Dyce's 'Introduction to Greene's Dramatic a careful study of the two authors. I found Ward's 'English Dramatic Literature'; Ingleby's that Greene might have used the pages of Introduction to Shakespeare Allusion Books, that other writer, sometimes as much as ten part i. (New Shakspere Soc.); Grosart's ·Introor fifteen at a time, as copy for his printers. duction,' and Prof. Storojenko's Life of Greene Further, he never gives the slightest bint in Grosart's edition); Jusserand's ‘English Novel of his indebtedness. And of this somewhat speare's Predecessors in the English Drama'; and
in the Time of Shakespeare': Symonds's 'Shakeshady transaction, or series of transactions, various bibliographical books of refereace.