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e whola vol. 128
JULY-- DECEMBER, 1913.
L O N D ON:
PUBLISHED AT THE
OFFICE, BREAM'S BUILDINGS, OHANCERY LANE, E.C.
By JOHN C. FRANCIS AND J. EDWARD FRANCIS.
of interesting items from this famous sale:
LIFE-SIZE PORTRAIT OF ROBERT BROWNING, BY HIS SON
ROBERT BARRETT BROWNING.
and, from other sources, FINE OLD ENGRAVINGS OF THE FIFTEENTH TO
ILLUMINATIONS FROM FLEMISH MISSALS, AND AFTER ALBERT DÜRER, &c.
AND NELSON'S LETTERS ON THE BATTLE OF COPENHAGEN.
(The LEADENHALL PRES8, Ltd., Publishers and Printers,
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
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,
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
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."
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