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writers, but from his own works. This state- ment is not strictly accurate, or, perhaps I should rather say, it is not complete. It is true that fragments of ' The White Devil ' and ' A Monumental Column ' reappear in ' The Duchess of Malfy,' ' The Devil's Law Case,' and ' Appius and Virginia ' ; but in almost every case of these apparent self -repetitions, at any rate of the repetition of lines or couplets, Webster is actually twice utilizing a phrase or sentiment borrowed from another writer. The most frequent source of these duplicate lines is Sidney's ' Arcadia,' which accounts for several besides those noticed by MR. CRAWFORD in ' N. & Q.' There remain only two or three conspicuous repetitions of this sort which I am unable to account for, and in these instances the lines themselves seem to betray an outside origin.


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As it is evident from recent references in ' N. & Q.' that interest is still felt in the published work of J. C. Hotten, I have somewhat condensed the following list from a four -page printed catalogue which I believe to have been drawn up by himself, but which probably had no very wide circulation. It certainly does not fully represent his great literary activity (it will be noticed that it makes no reference to Bret Harte's and some other works which he was the means of introducing to the reading public), but, so far as it goes, it is a useful Bibliography, which others may like to supplement. I have also before me No. IX. of a four-page pamphlet (8vo) entitled ' Adversaria,' issued by Mr. Hotten, which contains No. I. of ' The Literature of Seven Dials ' (dealing with ' Christmas Carols '), and a Bibliography (partial only, I should think) of ' Occasional Forms of Prayer for Fasts, Thanksgivings, &c., temp. James I.' I have seen other members of ' Adversaria,' but never a complete set.

Perhaps it may be noted that there is a memorial tombstone to J. C. Hotten in Highgate Cemetery, and it may also be worth recording that The Daily News of 27 July, 1901, announced that

" an Indianapolis literary society are about to place a memorial tablet to J. C. Hotten, the famous Piccadilly publisher, in their library, as an acknowledgment of his services in introducing certain famous American authors to the British reading public."


Handbook to the Topography and Family History of England and Wales. By John Camde'n Hotten. (A description of 20,000 books, MSS., and ; engravings, the compilation of which "occupied the author 12 months, at an average of 13 hours, each day.") 8vo.

Liber Vagatorum : the Book of Vagabonds and Beggars, 1520. (With Preface by Martin Luther. >- Translated, with an Introduction and Notes, by J. C. Hotten. 4to.

The Slang Dictionary; or. The Vulgar Words,. Street Phrases, and "Fast" Expressions of High and Low Society. By J. C. Hotten. Cr. 8vo.

The History of Playing Cards. With Anecdotes of Ancient and Modern Games, Conjuring. Fortune Telling, &c. By Rev. Edward Taylor,' B.A., and. J. C. Hotten, With Illustrations. Fcap. 8vo.

The Little London Directory for 1687. Edited' with Introduction [by J. C. Hotten]. 16mo.

The Mysteries of the Good Old Cause : Notices of" the Members of the Long Parliament " who held places contrary to the Self-denying Ordinance of A p. 3, 1645; with the sums of money and lands they divided among themselves." Edited with Introduction by J. C. Hotten. 4to.

Account of the Remains of an Ancient Worship existing at Isernia, near Naples, in 1781. Com- municated by Sir William Hamilton to R. Payne Knight. A New Edition, with a survey of the same Worship in Western Europe. [By Thomas Wright, F.S.A., and J. C. Hotten.] With Illus- trations. Privately printed. 4to.

The History of Signboards in Ancient and Modern Times. By J. C. Hotten and Jacob Larwood. With Illustrations. Cr. 8vo.

Abyssinia and its People ; or, Life in the Land of" Prester John. Edited by J. C. Hotten. With Map and Illustrations. Cr. 8vo.

A Garland of Christmas Carols ; including some never before given in any Collection. Collected and edited by Joshua Sylvester ( J. C. Hotten). Fcap. 8vo.

Thackeray, the Humourist and the Man of Letters.. By Theodore Taylor [J. C. Hotten J. With Illus- trations. Cr. 8vo.

Macaulay, the Historian and the Man of Letters ;. with some Macaulay ana. [By J. C. Hotten.] Fcap. 8vo.

On the Choice of Books. By Thomas Carlyle. With Memoir of Carlyle, including Anecdotes- and Letters. By J. C. Hotten. Fcap. 8vo.

Robson: a Sketch by G. A. Sala. With some Account of Robson's Early Career by J. C. Hotten. Fcap. 8vo.

The Biglow Papers. By James Russell LowelL Edited, with additional Notes and Introduction^, by J. C. Hotten. Fcap. 8vo.

Artemus Ward, his Book. Edited, with Introduc- tion and Notes, at the request of the author, by J. C. Hotten. Cr. 8vo.

Artemus Ward among the Fenians. (Edited by J. C. Hotten.) Fcap. 8vo.

Wit and Humour. Poems by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by J. C. Hotten. Cr. 8vo.

Seymour's Sketches : the Book of Cockney Sports,. Whims, and Oddities. With Memoir, &c. [bjr J. C. Hotten]. 4to.

Dr. Syntax's Three Tours. By William Combe- With Life by J. C. Hotten. 8vo.