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LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1903. comparatively small matters, which may

safely be left to the judicious reader.
CONTENTS. – No. 262.

When we come to the ballad Clerk
NOTES :-Scotch Words and English Commentators, l-

Bibliography of Dibdin, 2-Tennyson's Lord of Bur-
leigb, 47 Fortune, Infortune, Fort-Une" - Ambrose

that the “girdle round the middle jimp" of
Rookwood, 5-'Old English Songs and Dances'-Sir T.
Bodley, 6– N. & Q.' Anagram-Burial Custom at Ardoch Colvin's lady cost her lord no less a sum than
-Lodona-Dagger Money, 7.

crowns fifteen. To this Lewis or his repre-
QUERIES :-Walton and Cotton Club-Annie of Tharau -

sentative appends the startling note, “Jimps,
Rubens Pictures, 7-Forman-Tennyson and Kingsley stays”! This deliverance may have been
Burke-Kieff, Kiev, Kiew-Rev. S. Fisher-Arms Wanted

due not so much to hopeless ignorance as
-Village Library-Heraldic Shields-Princess Charlotte,
8_"Interview" _Japanese Monkeys-Lady Mary Prince misguided ingenuity, for the annotator may
-Tintagel Church-Rookwood and his Ride-"Motor" have been thinking of another ballad, where
Smuggling-Inscription at Wintringham, 9.

a lady exclaims :-
REPLIES :-Descendants of Elizabethan Worthies, 10-

And wha will lace my middle jimp
Armigerous Families-Bruce and Burns, 11-Roubiliac's
Bust of Pope - Esquires - Sir Thomas Browne

Wi' a lang linen band?
Brooch of Lorn, 12--The Golden Horn-Latin Conversa-

| The natural inference of a mere man from
tion-Misquotations - Elizabethan Poem-King's Weigh
House, 13-Pausanias-Monarch in a Wheelbarrow-Latin such an appeal would be that what needed
Quotation-Index: How not to Make--Purcell Family-

lacing was a portion of wearing apparel, and
Branstill Castle, 144“Eparchy"--Mourning Sunday-
" Transcendant," 15 - Atlas Wanted -B. R. Haydon – not an epithet indicative of exquisite grace.
Frankliniana - "The" as Part of Title - "Warth" -

It is probably similar lyrical bewilderment
Kipling's City of Dreadful Night,' 16—"Lupo-mannaro"
-Pendugum : Carlyng, 17–Cadaver-Castle Carewe, 18.

that presently makes Clerk Colvin exclaim,

“Ohan ! and alas !" in the text, and explains
NOTES ONBOOKS :-New Volumes of The Encyclo-

pædia Britannica'-Hassall's Stubbs's Historical Intro-
ductions to the Rolls Series' - Burke's Peerage and
Baronetage'-'Koglish woman's Year-Book'-'American Towards the end of the ballad the Clerk is
Library Journal.'

credibly informed that things with him “will
Notices to Correspondents.

ever be wae," and the annotator carefully
glosses this as “ be painful,” thereby showing

commendable courage and some promise of
Notes.

improvement. But immediately afterwards

he lapses wofully. Clerk Colvin, conscious
SCOTCH WORDS AND ENGLISH after what has befallen him that he must
COMMENTATORS.

now dree his weird, rides crestfallen to get
IN 1887 the late Prof. Henry Morley

final solace from his mother :-
added M. G. Lewis's "Tales of Terror He has mounted on his berry-brown steed,
and Wonder' to the useful series which he

And dowie, dowie on he rides,

Till he has reached Dunallan's towers,
published under the title of the “Universal

And there his mother dear resides.
Library." He seems to have restricted his
editorial duties to the writing of a concise “ Dowie" is the word here that naturally
and helful introduction and perhaps, the proves the mettle of the glossarist, and it is
superinendence of the text. Lewis's notes appalling to find him, with all the English
he has left to themselves : he has not supple-language to draw upon, deliberately choosing
mented them where additions were wanted, swiftly as an appropriate equivalent! Surely
and he has not corrected mistakes. There Monk Lewis, if indeed he were his own ex-
is ned, for instance, to qualify Lewis's ex- ponent, must have known the verb “dow,”
planation of “wraiths” as “ water-spirits,” signifying to fade or wither, and common
give, as a note on a line in Bothwell's in Scottish poetry from the Book of the
Bonly Jane'; and what is said of St. Bothan, | Houlate' onwards. Then The Dowie Dens
Halowe'en, and the Brownie at further stages o' Yarrow' had worn the grave and sweet
of the same ballad could be materially im- dignity of old romance for generations
proled by expert comment. “Bellane- before the compilation of Tales of Terror
tree" and " bathy" in the notes to Scott's and Wonder.' The modern reader who
* Genfinlas' are misprints for beltane-tree wishes to see “dowie " properly applied may
and bothy; and the definition of “windle- be referred to the works of How Ainslie, à
stree,” which occurs in Leyden's 'Elfin-King,'| poet who has written genuine Scottish verse
is not sufficiently exhaustive, even if it does in these latter days, when the higher criticism
happen to have been the explanation given has said that such verse is impossible. Ainslie
by Leyden himself. These, however, are thus opens a touching elegiac poem :-

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