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him once at Florence and turned over with him the contents of an old dusty desk. " His eyes suddenly filled with tears as he touched a little package tied up with a brown string as he said : ' That belonged to Rose Aylmer.' " Sir Edward Clarke contributes another set of reminiscences from a lawyer's case-book this time ' The Penge Mystery,' in which he takes occasion to bear hardly on the memory of Judge Hawkins. In the present instalment of Sir A. Conan Doyle's ' Western Wanderings ' the most striking passage is his praise of Hebert, the Canadian sculptor. A paper worth careful attention is Sir Charles M. Watson's ' Egypt and Palestine.'
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MR. MACPHAIL'S Edinburgh Catalogue 122 con- tains, like all his lists, rarities in Scottish litera- ture. There are art works at low prices, among these being six large engravings after Wilkie, 26 in. by 20 in., 21. 10s. (published at Ql. 6s. ). Under Punch is the reissue, 100 vols. in 25, with its history by Mr. Spielmann, together 26 vols., half morocco, perfect copy, 4. 17s. Qd. Under Porcelain is a copy of Binns's ' English Porcelain,' ll. 5s. There are a number of the Camden Society publications to be had for 18s. 6d., including Thome's 'Anecdotes and Traditions of Early English History and Literature from MS. Sources,' 1839. Under Shake- speare are Dyce's 'Glossary,' 8s. 6tZ., and Brad- bury's "Handy Pocket Edition," 13 vols. 16mo, in case, 6s.
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A collection of coloured female figures published by McLean, 1832-4, and coloured plates, Hodgson,
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WE learn with great regret of the death of one of our oldest and most valued correspondents, Edward Peacock, of Bottesford Manor, and of Wicken-Tree House, Kirton-in-Lindsey. He died on the 31st of March at the age of 83.
The son of a man whose resource and energy as an agriculturist were of eminent service in his day, and whose love of the wild nature about his home was unusually keen and observant, Edward Peacock inherited lively powers of mind apt for any sort of study. In his youth he shared his father's tastes, but later he devoted himself prin- cipally to archaeological and historical researches, as well as to miscellaneous literary work, among which was included the writing of several romances. His first contribution to ' N. & Q.' was sent in 1850, and from that date onward till quite recently, sometimes under his own name and some- times under various signatures, he was a constant correspondent. He reviewed regularly for The Athenceum, and also contributed papers to the Archceologia and to the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries. He was the editor of several useful documents of historical or anti- quarian interest, among them of ' English Church Furniture as exhibited in a List of Goods de- stroyed in certain Lincolnshire Churches, A.D. 1566 ' ; Myrc 's ' Instructions for Parish Priests ' ; a ' Glos- sary of Words used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corririgham, Lincolnshire'; and* The Monck- ton Papers.'
He was a keen politician Liberal in his early days, later on Conservative and active also in the local work of a Commissioner of Sewers, Poor Law Guardian, and Magistrate. As a young man he joined the Roman Catholic Communion, influenced thereto, it is interesting to learn, by the writings of Newman. He married Lucy Anne, a daughter of John Swift Wetherell of New York, who died in 1887.
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MR. GEORGE LEDGER (" You can fool some of the people," &c.). This has been often discussed. At 11 S. vi. 136 is a quotation from The Spectator correcting the quotation of the saying in that journal as from Lincoln, and stating that Mr. Spofford, Assistant Librarian of Congress, had investigated the matter, and come to the conclusion that the author was Mr. Phineas T. Barnum.