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50 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 S.X.JAN. 21, 1022. That face, alas, no more is fair, : the late A. H. Bullen, to whom, in 1915, Those lips no longer red; X submitted the MS. of my article on that And7very S ch e /rm^rfle C d S P la ^' subsequently sent to ' N. & Q.' " No T , competent reader," he wrote to me in a London published May 10, 1799, bv Thos. i , i , no in-in j I~A Macklin, Poet's Gallery, Fleet Street, ] tter dated June 28 > 1915 > can doubt C. BRIDGEWATER WILLIAMS. fch *J ^ u have shown Webster to be part author. 3 * "^^SSS^S J ^^^ With regard to c A ppius and vir g inia >' HORACE BLEMJKLEY {i Would *? e im P ossible ' in a short note such as this, to set forth my reasons for TRANSLATORS WANTED. Who were the writers j disagreeing with those critics who believe of the following books ? that Heywood had " a main finger " in it. 1. The Epistles of Ovid, translated into Bng- Their chief arguments are based on the lish prose as near the original o f the Latin t and j resemblances between its vocabulary and English languages as will allow, with the Latin ,-, r TT i i T.I text and order of construction oA the same page ; ! that of . Heywood s plays, resemblances m and critical, historical, geographical and classical i my opinion due to Heywood s influence notes in English from the best commentators, both ' on Webster. To me the style of the plav ancient and modern ; beside a very great number ! i s nowhere like Heywood's and shows ^U^of^It^entl^ln he Tte mh^tion" ! abundant traces of Webster's workmanship. W"ll *7T> Ol ^>IlVdl/" gcIlLlt?IJJ.t?Il JL Jj.v5 mtn CQ.IL1OJ1* I - /"l* 1 j.9 j_* 1 " 71 /T J 7~>X. 1 London : printed for J. Nunn, Great-Queen-Street ;! Mr - Oliphant s article in Modern Fhil- R. Priestley, 143, High-Holborn ; R. Lea, Greek- 1 ology on Problems of Authorship in Street, Soho ; and J. Bodwell, New-Bond-Street. | Elizabethan Dramatic Literature ' is well

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2. The Annals and History of Tacitus. A new j t __ t mj^ Rlnnrlv "Rannnpf ' T HAA/P and literal English version. Oxford : D. A. Tal- 1 * as ^ . W Bloody Banquet. boys and 1 1 3, Fleet Street, London. MDCCCXXXIX. i J^ st tried jt a g am and find in it no flavour JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT. ? f Dekken Nor do I find any evidence to support Mr. Oliphant s opinion that Middleton was concerned in it. Whether | by Thomas Drue or not (I have not yet seen his ' Duchess of Suffolk ' ), it seems lAcullCS ^ m a ^ ^y on hand. H. DUGDALE SYKES. ' ANYTHING FOR A QUIET LIFE.' Enfield. (12 S. ix. 181, 202, 225, 300 ; 12 S. x. 11.) JACOB TONSON AS A SPY ON PRIOR (12 S. I AM pleased to find that my attribution ; ix. 482). I had hoped that M. DOTTIN'S of a substantial part of this play to Webster i contribution would elicit correspondence is confirmed by so expert a critic as MR. i from scholars of the times of Queen Anne. OLIPHANT. His division of the text between i It is only because none has appeared that Middleton and Webster corresponds pretty ; I venture to express the hope that M. "closely 'with my own (see 12 S. ix. 300, i Dottin will give English people the further Where mistakes due to the MS. from which ' results of his studies, for he appears to have my article was printed are corrected), struck a rich vein in historical records. Though I think Mr. Oliphant has given j We now begin to dimly understand why Webster less than is due to him, I admit i Lady Mary Wortley Montagu called Boling- that it is possible that I have given him j broke "that vile man," and why Addison rather more, and that some scenes I have spoke of " cankered Bolingbroke," two allotted to Webster may be partly Middle- epithets that Mr. Sichel in his Life of Bolingbroke so strongly resents. It now becomes more intelligible why the second Lady Bolingbroke had to pay into Lady Yarmouth's private account 10,000 before any question of a pardon for her husband would be listened to ; a fact I think not stated by Mr. Sichel. M. Dottin will have ton's. My paper, although only recently pub- lished, was written in 1916, shortly after the sale of Swinburne's library in June of that year, when I was fortunate enough to secure the poet's copy of Dyce's ' Mid- dleton,' and so, for the first time, became able to study the play at leisure. j to proceed critically. The evidence of Perhaps I may add that my assignment spies is not untainted ; they are often to Webster of the part-authorship of ' The paid by " results." 'Fair Maid of the Inn ' was endorsed by J. PAUL DE CASTRO.