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ELEVENTH SERIES-VOLUME VIII.

JULY-- DECEMBER, 1913.

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L O N D ON:

PUBLISHED AT THE

OFFICE, BREAM'S BUILDINGS, OHANCERY LANE, E.C.

By JOHN C. FRANCIS AND J. EDWARD FRANCIS.

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JUST PUBLISHED
AN ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE

of interesting items from this famous sale:

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LIFE-SIZE PORTRAIT OF ROBERT BROWNING, BY HIS SON

ROBERT BARRETT BROWNING.
Ancient Arms, Autograph Letters, &c., &c.,

and, from other sources, FINE OLD ENGRAVINGS OF THE FIFTEENTH TO

EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES.

ILLUMINATIONS FROM FLEMISH MISSALS, AND AFTER ALBERT DÜRER, &c.

AND NELSON'S LETTERS ON THE BATTLE OF COPENHAGEN.

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GENERAL INDEX,

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GENERAL INDEX,

JOHN O. PRANCIS and J. EDWARD FRANCIS,

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TOKENS-I am preparing a treatise on those pieces, and desire

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of them. I am also desirous of Purchasing Specimens for my own

Cabinets.

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WILLIAM GILBERT, 35, Broad Street Avenue, London, E.O.

With Introduction by JOSEPH KNIGHT, F.S.A.

in which article appeared entitled 'THE CANCER HOUSES

+ This Index is double the size of previous ones, as it

OF BATH'- it is believed in Jnly or August, 1910.

contains, in addition to the usual Index of Subjects, the

SMITH'8 LIBRARY, Milsom Street, Bath.

Names and Pseudonyms of Writers, with a list of their

Contributions. The number of constant Contributors

Messrs. LEIGHTON exceeds eleven hundred. The Publishers reserve the right

& LEIGHTON, Record Agents, 37, Southampton Row, London, of increasing the price of the volume at any time. The

W.C., have special facilities for GENEALOGICAL WORK in YORK

SHIRE and the NORTA ERN COUNTIES.

number printed is limited, and the type has been dis.

tributed.

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Authors should note that the leadenhall Press, Ltd., cannot be

responsible for the loss of M88. by fire or otherwise. Duplicate copies

should be retained.

prepared to SUBMIT ESTIMATES for all kinds of BOOK, NEWS,

and' PERIUDICAL PRINTING.-13, Breum's Buildings, Chancery

Lane, E.C.

Your very

but this is, I feel confident, earlier by LONDON, SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1913.

twenty years than anything Wallis wrote. Lowndes also records Rome for Good News,' but treats it as anonymous.

Neither Watt, Allibone, nor Halkett and Laing CONTENTS.-No. 184.

mentions it, while the authorities of the NOTES :-Ralph Wallis, the “Cobler of Gloucester,” .1- British Museum were unaware of its author. Dotheboy's Hall Anticipated, 3-Statues and Memorials in the British Isles, 4-Charles Lamb and “Dog Days," 5 ship until I informed them. -The Deaf Adder that stoppeth her Ear-The Lord of

The pamphlets known to have been Burleigh and Sarah Hoggins — Leghorn : English Mer. chants there in 1702–Thatch Fires, 6-A New" Circus"

written by Wallis are :for London, 7.

1. “Rome for Good News.' No date. QUERIES :-Bruce of Airth-Inigo Jones-Elford Family, 2. More News from Rome : or,

Magna 7-St.

John of Bletsoe- Authors of Quotations Wanted Charta.' 1666. Jane Cromwell, Fradswell—St. Paul at Virgil's Tomb, 8–

3. Room for the Cobler of Gloucester. 1668. “ Auditious Louis Alexis Chamerovzow-'Bearsden. ball' – Pickett's “London Improvements ' -- Illegitimacy The second of these would suggest that an in the Middle Ages-Canadian Pacific Railway-Matthew earlier work had been written, and the Henry Barker. - Demolition with the Kennels Surname following is the full title of the tract now

9Horace on , 10.

under notice : REPLIES :-Theatre lit by Gas, 10—"Star.ypointing," 11 “ Rome for Good News, | Or | Good Newes

-History of Churches in situ - St. George's, Hanover
Square : Ely Chapel Longfellow's 'Courtship of Miles

from | Rome : | In a Dialogue between a SemiStandish': Copyright Law - Statue in Queen Square, nary | Priest, and a Supposed Prote. stant, at Bloomsbury, 12-statues and Memorials in the British large. | An Exhortation to Bishops. / Whereunto 'Isles : "Offrs."_"Town-planning"-Mungo Campbell's Is also annexed a Discourse between | a poor Dying Message: “Farewell, vain world!" – Dickens : Man, and his Wife. | London, Printed for ths [sic] Places mentioned in “The Uncommercial Traveller,' 13-Author,' Authors Wanted - Magic Ring The Red Hand of Ulster, 14.–Garibaldian Veteran - Queries from Green's The book is small quarto, its collation being *Short History' – “Bucca-boo," 15 — Sackville Fox -- as follows: Title, one leaf; the Epistle Unicorn's Horn–The Ambulator,' 16 — Rome : Jewish Sarcophagi and Greek Painting -- Louise de la Ramée Dedicatory, signed

effec. (Ouida), 17—Queenhoo Hall-Huxley on Positivism– The tionate [sic] Husband, Consilio Iuvans," Stones of London, 18.

two leaves ; Rome for Good Newes,' NOTES ON BOOKS:- florace Walpole's World'— Sion

College and library - Proceedings of the Cambridge pp. 1–26. In the Epistle is the following Antiquarian Society'-Reviews and Magazines.

curious reference to Canada, which seems Notices to Correspondents.

to have been placed in the wrong latitude :

“A Traveller told me that he was in a place called Canida some part of the West Indies

where the Beares all the Winter when the Ground Notes.

was frozen hard did lye in their Dens."
From the same Epistle we learn that Wallis

had four children, and that his wife would RALPH WALLIS, THE COBLER OF neither let him keep inns (of which several GLOUCESTER.”

were offered him) nor become a preacher,

though he had (See 2 S. x. 7 ; 5 S. viii. 388, 494 ; ix. 157.)

many small calls to the Pulpit, some of them In the extracts from the ' Calendars of State not exceeding eight pounds per annum, some 261. Papers (Domestic)' given by the late J. J. nay 301. per annum, with my dyet, and the use Powell, at 5 S. viii. 494, the tract Good of a Study of Books.” News from Rome' is mentioned, and the Keeping an inn and becoming a preacher same source is used for the reference to it were to Wallis “ the two last shifts many men

undertake." in the article on Ralph Wallis in the 'D.N B.,' written by Rev. Alexander Gordon, who The first part, pp. 1-11, of 'Rome for tells me he had not seen a copy. The tract Good Newes' consists of a dialogue, in is not, so far as I am aware, referred to verse, between a Protestant and a Priest ; elsewhere, but it is almost certainly the same

then follow An Exhortanion [sic] to as “Rome for Good News; Or, Good Newes Bishops,' pp. 11-12, and the Discourse from Rome,' and it may be of interest to between the husband and wife, pp. 13-26. give more precise information relating to Like its successors, this tract is a scurri.

this-probably the scarcest of Wallis's lous production directed against the Church writings—and incidentally suggest an earlier of Rome, and alleges Romish practices in

publication for his other works than extant the Church of England. Though published copies imply. Lowndes mentions a pam- anonymously and without date, there is phlet entitled “Newes from Rome,' 1641, ample evidence to identify its authorship

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