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deceased gentleman retired from the profession about eight years ago at least his name has not since appeared in connection with any case."

C. E. A. BED WELL. Middle Temple Library

GENERAL FRANCIS COLUMBINE (11 S. ix. 408, 478).

"Succession of Colonels of 6th Red Regiment, Ventris Columbine, 23 June, 1695."- -Milfoil's Army List, 1773.

" Ann, daughter of Streynsham Master, married General Columbine." Arch. Cant., Vol xv., p. 404.

" Jeremy Taylor had two granddaughters, Mary and Ann, children of his daughter Joanna, who had married Edward Harrison, of Maralane, Antrim, member of parliament for Lisburn. Mary was twice married ; first to a Colonel Columbine, and secondly to Sir Cecil Wray, of Glentworth, Lincoln- shire."' N. & Q.,' 1st Series, vol. xii., p. 12. The name of Columbine occurs in the registers of Trinity, Chester.

  • Prospectus of Parish Begister of the

Holy and Undivided Trinity in the City of Chester, 1532-1837,' L. M. Farrall.

B. J. FYNMORE.

Sandgate.

COLOUR-PRINTING c. 1820 (US. ix. 450). Like several other folios of the period with coloured plates, these illustrations in Willyams's work were hand-coloured. If your correspondent examines the volume again, he will detect the brush-marks. I have Willyams's ' Views in Egypt,' dated 1821; Landi's 'Architectural Decorations,' 1810 ; ' Historical Narrative of Momentous Events,' 1823 ; and Bobson's ' Scenery of the Grampian Mountains,' 1819. All of these possess hand-coloured plates of great merit. WILLIAM JAGGARD.


The Bruce of Bannockburn : being a Translation of the Greater Portion of Barboufs ' Bruce.' By Michael Macmillan. (Stirling, Eneas Mackay. )

THIS volume should find many readers in this year of the sexcentenary of Bannockburn. The translator has attempted, " as far as the exigencies of rhyme and metre allow," simply to reproduce Barbour, and though we think that, without any addition of poetic embellishments, there might well have been more vigour of phrase and less awkwardness, we are glad to have found in these pages a great proportion of the excellences of the original. This plain, unvarnished sort of verse-making strikes one on beginning to read as wearisome, but where it serves, as here, for the vehicle of a really great tale, and, where the conception of the poem as a whole and the arrangement of its parts are workmanlike, the very unadornedness of the diction comes presently


to be felt as merit. It serves all the better to- bring into relief the sturdy characterization, the motion of events, and the distinction managed on a method so different from our modern one be- tween the author's reflections and moralizings and the action of the piece. And where any one of these is at its finest, as in the description of the great battle itself, or in the oft-quoted address to Freedom, the verse, though without the haunting quality which we are accustomed to- look for in the poetry generally recognized as such, does yet quicken into poetry that is au- thentic. This is in Some respects more difficult to make a fresh version of than are purple patches, but Dr. Macmillan has accomplished it, for the most part, satisfactorily.

The Introduction compares Bruce with David, Themistocles, and Shivaji. The last comparison we especially welcome, as being between West and East. It would greatly enhance the general reader's enjoyment and understanding of litera- ture and history if he included a more vivid consciousness of Eastern history and thought in the background of his memory. The differences- also between the two will not be accurately appre- hended till their resemblances have first been more thoroughly brought home. And no easier parallels between different nations are to be found than those between their heroes. This book may well be recommended to the notice of school- masters and boys.

Analecta Bollandiana, Tomus XXXIII. Fasc. II.

THE new instalment of the work of the Bollandisfc fathers is made up of two long articles and some forty reviews of recent works, under the heading ' Bulletin des Publications Hagiogtaphiques.' The first place is given to that Life of St. Laurence, Archbishop of Dublin, in which is contained the curious parallel to the well-known lines of the ' Inferno,' " nessun maggior dolore," &c., noted already by some of our correspondents :

" Inter enim omnia malorum genera summum [in] miseriis infelicitatis genus est fuisse felicem."

Those who use the ' Analecta Bollandiana ' will have no need to be told that the text has been, carefully edited and collated throughout its different versions, and that there is a complete apparatus of variant readings and a competent. Introduction. The work itself is tolerably interesting, with now and again a pleasant,, vivid turn of image or phrase, as when it says of the enemies of Laurence that " inuidie facibus accensi detraccionis dente sinceram ipsius uitam rodebant, sed palpantes quasi ceci parietem, non inueniebant ostium per quod ad dignam ipsius reprehensionem ingredi potuissent," which, with its fine mixture of metaphors, seems, indeed,. Irish done into Latin. Laurence was born in,. 1123, was elected Archbishop of Dublin in 1162,. and died near Eu in Normandy in 1180. He played his part in the political strife of the time, acting as intermediary between the King of Con- naught and Henry II., and taking part in the Lateran Council of 1179. Henry had compelled the prelates going to the Council from his do- minions to take an oath that they would do nothing to the prejudice of the King and Realm* of England, and Archbishop Laurence was held by him to have violated it by accepting from the Pope the office of Papal Legate of Ireland. In 1175 Laurence was at Canterbury, and there,, about to officiate at High Mass, was struck