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Old Elections. Walsall Advertiser, 23 June.
Smoke. Walsall Advertiser, 7 Oct.
On the Great North Road. Walsall Observer,
three articles commencing 17 Dec.
Dr. Duigenan. Walsall Observer, I April. The British-Roman Settlement at Long Willen-
liam. The Times, 30 Sept.
1894. On some Shropshire Place-Names. Transactions
Shrop. Arch. Soc., Second Series, vol. vi. pp. 18. Continuation of same. (Pamphlet, pp. 20-34.) The Antiquity of Willenhall. Midland Evening
News, 15 Aug. 1896.
Some Notes on Great Alne. Alcester Chronicle,
Sat., 26 Sept. 1897>
History of Pelsall. Pelsall Parish Magazine, Feb. Local Life in the Middle Ages. Walsall Adver-
tiser, Sat,, 24 April, &c. Some Park Street Names. Walsall Advertiser,
Place-Names. Walsall Advertiser, Sat., 13 Nov.
1898. Notes on the Early History of the Scotts of Great
B arr . Walsall Advertiser, 19 Feb. Why Button " Coldfield " ? The Warden, No. 1,
June, pp. 29-31. On Castle Rings, Cannock Chase. 14 Sept,
A Lazy Drive. Walsall Advertiser, 8 Oct., &c. On some Local Place-Names. The Warden, No. 3,
Dec., pp. 13-19.
On some Local Place-Names, Part II. The
Warden, No. 4, March, pp. 6.
Staffordshire Place-Names. Crown 8vo, pp. 200. On the King's House in Kinver Forest. 19 July.
1905. Worcestershire Place-Names. Crown 8vo, pp. 198.
The Manor of Pelsall. The District Magazine. The Manor of Wyrley. The District Magazine. The Manor of Norton Canes. The District
John Kilburn : his Writings. With Introduction
by W. H. Duignan, F.S.A.
A Walsall Benefactor. Walsall Advertiser, 20 Aug. The Last Days of Her Majesty's Mails.' Hospital
Pie,' by Walsall Chefs. A Forgotten Worcestershire Monastery. Pam-
Venables as a Place and Family Name. Walsall
Observer, 2 Dec. Warwickshire Place-Names. Crown 8vo, pp.
The following pamphlets and papers are undated :
Abergavenny, From Walsall to. C.T.C. Gazette,
New Series, vol. v. Bright, Mr., and the Irish Nationalists. Daily
Cannock Chase, Notes on, in 1695 and 1754. Circa 1890.
Charters, Anglo-Saxon, relating to Shropshire. By W. H. Stevenson, M.A., Fellow of St. John a College, Oxford, and W. H. Duignan, F.S.A. Shrop. Arch. Soc., Fourth Series, vol. i.
Decision, An Outrageous. Walsall Free Press. Depression, Commercial and Agricultural. Daily
Gazette, circa 1885. Doodley Boys, The Brave. Walsall Advertiser^
circa 1885. Duigenan Family, The Genealogy of the.
Pamphlet with descriptive notes, &c. George Hotel, The [Walsall]. Pamphlet. Great Yarmouth, From Walsall to. C.T.C
Gazette, New Series, vol. v.
Hill Top, W T est Bromwich. Midland Advertiser* Ireland, Cycling in. C.T.C. Gazette, New Series,,
vol. iv. Irish Nationalists, Mr. Bright and the. Daily
Post. Milford Haven, From Walsall to. Walsalt
Observer, circa 1880. Mountfort Family, The.
Pictures, The, at the Manchester Exhibition. Place-Names, On some Midland. Pamphlet,.
Rushall Hall, Notes on the History of. Pamphlet .
Shropshire, Charters relating to. See Charters. Will, The, of Wulfgate of Donnington. Pamphlet,.
A. S. WHITFIELD.
High Street, Walsall.
WAS WEBSTER A CONTRIBUTOR TO
' OVERBFRY'S CPIARACTERS ' ?
(See ante, pp. 313, 335, 355.)
I STATED in my previous article that the manner in which the passages paralleled in the ' Characters ' were introduced into the text of Webster's plays clearly indicated that he had borrowed them. This was,, perhaps, rather too sweeping an assertion,, but I still remain of opinion that it is true of a large number of the passages in question,,, including some of those contained in the 1615 ' Characters.' Take, for instance, the observation that " too immoderate sleep is- rust to the soul." This is not, so far as I can ascertain, to be found either in the ' Arcadia ' or in Florio's ' Montaigne.' But whoever first used it, it was certainly not Webster. He introduces it in a conversation between Antonio and Delio thus :
. . . .for I '11 tell you, If too immoderate sleep be truly said To be an inward rust to the soul, It then doth follow, &c.
The prefatory "I'll tell you" and "If it be truly said" are, to one familiar with. Webster's methods, unmistakable signs of filching. If one turns to ' A Faire and Happy Milk-mayd ' :
" She doth not with lying long abed spoile both, her complexions and conditions ; nature hath, taught her too immoderate sleep is rust to the soul,"