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exclaimed : * That is true fame. ' " This story of the book of verse " lying in the window of a solitary ale-house " reappears in the ' Lec- tures on the English Poets,' and again in the ' Political Essays.' Now in the closing para- graph of the .Edinburgh article we find :
"There is really not one couplet which
would be reckoned poetry, or even sense, were it found in the corner of a newspaper or upon the window of an inn." (The italics are mine.)
6. Lastly, the reviewer twits Coleridge with having apostatized to the Govern- ment to no practical (i.e., pecuniary) pur- pose Southey, that is, has got the Laureate- ship, Wordsworth is a Stamp Distributor, but Coleridge has been left out to starve in the cold. And Hazlitt is never done harping upon this string. Take the following from his review of the 'Lay Sermon' ('Political Essays,' 1819) :
" His imagination thus becomes metaphysical, his metaphysics fantastic his poetry prose, his prose
Setry, his politics turned but not to account 3 gives up his independence of mind, and yet does not acquire independence of fortune."
Such are some of the grounds on which I believe that Hazlitt wrote the Edinburgh critique on ' Christabel.' Of the literary judgments delivered by COL. PRIDEAUX I prefer to say nothing.
" So wide indeed is the chasm between this gentleman's poetical creed and mine, that so far from being able to join hands, we could scarce make our voices intelligible to each other ; and to bridge it over would require more time, skill, and power !ui a -? - 1 Believe m y self t possess."-' Biographia,' loi/, i. yo.
The reviser who could forbear to strike his pen through a sentence which characterizes the 'Poems' of 1797 including (to say nothing of others) the 'Lines composed at Clevedon,' the Dedication,' and the verses ' On Leaving a Place of Residence 'as "juvenile balder- dash is surely in a condition of hopeless dyspathy towards Coleridge. Meanwhile, the lovers of the great poet may console them- selves with the reflection that, whatever harm comes by such excursions in criticism the sufferer assuredly will not be Samuel 1 ay lor Coleridge. THOMAS HUTCHINSON.
LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES (9 th S. x. 245, 397
456 ; xi 34).-The meaning "to eat" of the
a schafen is not limited to Dutch but
score also in German. Sanders (' Worter-
juch der deutscheri Sprache,' vol. ii. p. 882)
defines it as essen, Mahheit halten, and refers
to examples of its use with this meaning by
Bobnk and Gerstacker. In the same place
Sanders makes reference to Sch weinichen, who uses the noun Scha/en with the meaning of "food." It should be added that, contrary to what might be inferred from the discussion in these columns, the 'Century' and the 'Standard' recognize "scoff " with the mean- ing "to eat hastily," "to devour," "to eat voraciously." CHARLES BUNDY WILSON. The State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
" SUCH SPOTLESS HONOUR," &c. (9 th S. xi. 87)- Some years ago I copied the following from a monument in Newington Church, Kent : Lieutenant Henry Lynch Brockman, 3rd son of James Drake Brockman, Esq., of Beachborough, died at Elvas, 1809.
Forgive, blest Shade, the tributary Tear That mourns thy exit from a World like this ; Forgive the Wish that would have kept thee here And stayed thy Progress to the Realms of Bliss. Such spotless Honour, such Ingenuous Truth, Such boundless ardour in the bloom of youth, So mild, so gentle, so Composed a Mind, To such heroick Warmth and Courage joined : Alas ! cut off in Youthful Glory's Pride, He unrepining for his Country died.
R. J. FYNMORE.
These lines, written by George, Lord Lyttelton, were inscribed on the column at Stowe referred to in the article on Thomas Grenville in the ' Diet. Nat. Biog.,' vol. xxiii. p. 132. PROP. LAUGHTON will find the full inscription in Lipscomb's * Hist, and Antiq. of the County of Buckingham' (1847), vol. iii. pp. 101-2. G. F. R B.
[These lines are attributed to Anne Steele. See authorities at 8 th S. x. 248.]
THE COPE (9 th S. x. 285, 374, 495 ; xi. 93). MR. MATTHEWS should, in fairness, give his authority as publicly as he made his state- ment. It will be found, I think, that (with a few solitary exceptions) the cope has only been worn in our days by a celebrant in the Church of England in the case of one or two bishops, by them only in their cathedrals, and not often or recently. It has not been done, as MR. MATTHEWS' alleged, in "many churches," nor has it become a "practice"; and no such practice "prevails " above others.
W. C. B.
I venture to call the attention of those interested in the above subject to an article in the Dublin Review, vol. cxx. pp. 17-37 (January, 1897), called 'The Origin of the Cope as a Church Vestment,' by Mr. Edmund Bishop. Mr. Bishop's name has a European reputation, and will be a guarantee that the article gives us some part of the fruit of a life devoted to most accurate research in all branches of liturgiology. The article is summed up at the end by twelve " categorical statements." Nos. 9 and 10, I think, will