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360 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 S.X.MAY 6, 1022. Vatican MS. which contain the passage in question, from which it appears that the writer of the MS. accidentally omitted a number of words and then, discovering his mistake, wrote them in at the top of his page, carefully placing reference marks to show where they were to be inserted. The transcriber who made the copy for printing took these lines to be the first lines of the column, with the result that may be imagined. Dr. Bradley definitively clears up all this tangle and from his examination of the facsimile goes on to point out other blunders covered by the two pages, some of which are considerable and the total of which should reinforce the caution of scholars in basing anything on a text of this editor's which has not been verified by the original. A paragraph on the Greek words in the MS. and their treatment by the editor is diverting and also of some little importance for the estimate of Greek scholarship in monasteries of the tenth or eleventh centuries. A few interesting emenda- tions of the printed text beyond the bounds of the facsimile are also supplied. English Prose. Vol. iv. Landor to Holmes. Chosen and arranged by W. Peacock. (Oxford University Press.) THIS is the* 22 2nd volume of that excellent series the World's Classics. The authors to whom Mr. Peacock has given most space are Landor, Carlyle, Macaulay, and Borrow. A pleasant opportunity for comparison is afforded by inserting Alison's account of the taking of the Bastille as well as Carlyle's. The solitary choice, out of all the rich treasure of Hawthorne's prose, of ' The Great Stone Face ' a weak tale which, we believe, the writer himself did not care for is rather to be deplored. We also wondered at finding no example from Keats 's letters. But no maker of an anthology can hope completely to satisfy any other lover of the authors he is dealing with. Those who are adding this selection to their books may place this volume beside the others with satisfaction. The Journal of the Society of Army Historical Research. March, 1922. THIS valuable quarterly, now in its third number, gives every sign of increasing vigour. Lord Dillon puts together what is known of an Irish contingent which in 1544 arrived at Boulogne as part of Henry VIII. 's forces. The appearance of these kerne is illustrated by a drawing from a contemporary painting once at Cowdray. Professor Harding Firth sends a ballad on the Battle of Culloden printed in 1747, together with an illustration, from an old print in the British Museum, of flogging in Barrell's Regiment the 4th Foot, which bore the brunt of the Highland attack at Culloden. Notes on disbanded regi- ments (the New Brunswick Fencibles is the present instalment) are contributed by Mr. W. Y. Baldry and Mr. A. S. White. Colonel Field deals with a curious MS. poem entitled ' The Remembrance ; or, The Progress of Lord Port- more 's Regiment,' in which, among other interest- ing matters, much detail of the uniform worn by the Scots Brigade in the Dutch service, c. 1700, is set out. Major Morris Bent gives us the con- clusion of 'A " Royal American " ' a resume, with abundant quotations, of the letters home of a young officer serving in the West Indies, which began in the first number of the Journal. Lieut.-Colonel Macdonald continues his exceed- ingly interesting and admirably illustrated dis- cussion of medieval artillery, and Captain Oakes- Jones begins an account of the evolution of the gorget. We are glad to learn that the membership of the Society continues to increase and that it extends to India and the colonies. WE have received the March number of the Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology, pub- lished by the University of Liverpool. It con- tains a striking and carefully worked out article by Dr. Mace going to show the marked influence of Egypt on Hebrew literature. The importance of Syria and Asia Minor in the development of art in the Eastern Mediterranean is discussed with considerable fullness by Mr. C. Leonard Woolley in a paper that deserves attention. Mr. E. Thurlow Leeds writes on the problem of the art in particular of the megalithic archi- tecture of prehistoric Spain. There is also a brief, but delightful, note by Professor Halliday entitled ' A Sidelight upon Tacitus,' which, on the ground of Pliny's Letters, compares these two friends as sportsmen. The number include? two or three useful book notices. STREET NOISES (see ante, pp. 300, 340). The device that MB. J. C. OXENFORD inquires about as a " boon to brain- workers " is probably that I have known "for years as " antiphones "- known and used with the utmost benefit to my " mental welfare." The following are Dutch, Belgian and Danish addresses where to get them : 1. Simonsen & Well, Instrumentmagers, Hobmagergade, Hobenhain, Denmark. 2. Kern, Instrumentmaker, Nieuwendia, Am- sterdam. 3. Klein- Glitschka, Instrumentmaker, Kortryk- sche Straat, Ghent, Belgium. The instrument, however, requires to be fitted to the patient's ear. H. LOGEMAN. Ghent. jSottcetf to Corretfponbente. EDITORIAL communications should be addressed to " The Editor of ' Notes and Queries ' " Adver- tisements and Business Letters to " The Pub- lisher " at the Office, Printing House Square, London, E.C.4 ; corrected proofs to The Editor, ' N. & Q.,' Printing House Square, London, E.C.4. ALL communications intended for insertion in our columns should bear the name and address of the sender not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. WE cannot undertake to answer queries privately. WHEN answering a query, or referring to an article which has already appeared, correspondents are requested to give within parentheses immediately after the exact heading the numbers of the series, volume, and page at which the con- tribution in question is to be found.