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of the ed. of "Autori Fiorentini Autori Senesi." It forms an incident in Southern's ' Fatal Marriage ' and in Beaumont and Fletcher's 'The Night Walker, or the Little Thief; 'Les Contes et Faceties d'Arlotto de Florence,' ed. Ristelhuber, Paris, 1873, No. LX. In the ' Gesta Romanorum ' (No. 132 of the ed. translated by Swan ; Madden, No XX.

&57 ; Early English Text Society, ed. by errtage, p. 67) it is the story of persuading a man he has leprosy. It is imitated by La Fontaine in his 'Feronde, ou le Purgatoire,' from Boccaccio's ' Decameron, 'Dav III. No. 8; 'Almanach des Muses,' par Herlouin, 1778, 'LeMort Parlant'; Imbert, 'Nouvelles His- toriettes en Vers,' 1781, iii. 1 ; 'Les Illustres Proyerbes,' p. 10 ; Bebelius, ' Fabula de Mulierum Astutiis,' p. 27 verso of ed. Berne, 1555. Clouston, vol. ii. p. 33, says it is " in a Hindu story-book," but he gives no refer- ence. Hans Sachs has it twice : once in a poem under date of 29 April, 1546, and again in a 'Fastnachtspiel 1 ; Brant, 'Fabeln,' Frei- burger Uebersetzung, 1535, 173b ; ' Les Plaisanteries de Nasr-Eddin Hodja,' tra- duites du Turc par J. A. Decourdemanche, 1876, Nos. XLIX. and LXVI. The story forms one of those in the cycle of tales known by the name of * Les Trois Dames qui trouverent un Anel,' a full discussion of which can be found in Rua's 'Novelle del Mam- briano,' &c., 1888, p. 104 et seq., and Bedier, 4 Les Fabliaux,' chap, viii., and see p. 475.

LIX. ' Of the olde man and his sonne that brought his asse to the towne to sylle.' A Buddhist parable cited from Gaston Paris, 'ContesOrientaux/byLevequein'LesMythes et les Legendes de 1'Inde etla Perse,' ifec., 1880, p. 566 ; Poggio, No. 100 ; Faernus, ' Fables C. from Poggio.' Levequesays Poggio borrowed it from Boner. It is also in Racan, ' (Euvres : Memoires pour la Vie de Malherbe,' ed. Jan- net, t. i. p. 278 ; La Fontaine, * Le Meunier, son Fils et 1'Ane'; ' Conde Lucanor,' chap, xxiii. ; ' Forty Vezirs,' by Sheykh Zada, translated by Gibb, 1886, p. 218 ; 'Contes et Discours d'Eutrapel,' par Noel du Fail, ed. "Biblioth. Elzevir.," 1874, vol. ii. p. 216. It is the 577th of Pauli. Oesterley quotes Ibn Said, ' Mughrib von Maqqari,' i. 679 ; Brom- yard, J. 10, 22 ; ' Scala Celi,' 135a (Joh. de Vitry); Wright, 'Latin Stories,' No. 144, p. 129; 'Rosarium,' i. 200, X. ; Brant, Fiij b ; Jac. Fontanus, 'Opp.,'ii. p. 1259; Camerarius, 169 ; Wildebran, ' Del. Poet. Germ.,' vi. 1108 ; ' ^Esopus Dorpii,' 164 ; Ysopo, 1484, col. 22 ; Bruscambille, ' (Euvres,' 1629, p. 170; Fr. Joh. Desbillons, * Fabulse ^Esopicse,' i. 2; Mannh., 1768, 1780, ii. 442 ; 14, 10 ; Enr. Gran, ' Gran Specchio d' Essempi, trad, da Astolfi,' Venet.,


1613, 4to, p. 602, ex. 71 ; Ces. Pavesio, * 150 Favole tratti da Diversi Autori,' 1587, 8vo, No. 105 ; Giord. Ziletti (Verdizotti, p. 12) ; Ulr. Boner, 'Der Edelstein,' hg. von Fr. Pfeiffer, Leipz , 1844, 8vo, 52 ; Hans Sachs, i. 4, 323 ; Seb. Wild, 'Com. u. Traged ,' 1566, sign, kk vij ; Seb. Frank, l Sprichworter,' 1541, 4to, fol. 342b ; Egenolf, 1582, 342b ; Euch. Eyring, * Proverbiorum Copia,' 1-3, Eisleb., 1601, 8vo, iii. p. 498 ; Greef, ' Mundus ' (Godeke, ' Grundr.,' 364) ; Canitz, * Nebenstunden,' 52; ' Der teutsche Solon,' 1729, p. 373 ; Eschenb. in N. Lit. Anz., 1807, iii. 452 ; Lessing, ' Schr.,' 1825, 8, 90 ; Godeke, in ' Or. und Occ.,' ii. ; 'Asinus Vulgi'; Dodsley, 'Select Poems,' ii. ; Burom (Byrom ?), 'Poems,' i. p. 41 ; J. Krasiki, ' Bajki i Przypowiesci,' 1849, p. 92; l Danisch von Helvader, bei Finkenridderens Historic,' s. 1. eta.; Nyerup, 'Almindelig Morskabslses- ning,' Khobenhaven, 1816, 8vo, 237.

A COLLINGWOOD LEE. Waltham Abbey, Essex.

(To be continued.)


DR. EDMOND HALLEY. (See 9 th S. x. 361.) The works named below should be added to the list previously printed :

I. LIFE AND WORK.

Voyage to the South Sea (A. F. Frezier), p. 323.

Disting. Men of Modern Times(H. Maiden), 12pp., iii. 134.

Hooke's Lectures and Collections. 1678.

The Coming Transit of Venus (George Forbes). Nature, 23 April, 1874.

Humboldt's ' Cosmos.'

Journal Historique de Voyage fait au Cap de Bonne Esperance par feu M. 1'Abbe de la Caille. Paris, 1763.

Nature, 6 March, 1879, p. 422.

Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy (George F. Chambers), i. 438, 443. Oxford, 1889.

Early History of Magnetism (K.). Nature, 27 April, 1876.

The Observatory, xxii. 354.

II. PORTRAITS.

"Also I give to the President and Fellows of the Royal Society, London, my picture of Doctor Halley (my late father)." Will of Catherine Price, dated 8 July, 1764, proved 14 November, 1765, Mary Entwisle sole executrix, P.C.C., Lon- don, Register Rushworth, fo. 423.

III. GENEALOGY.

Will of Catherine Price, last above cited.

Marriage, Millikin-Entwisle. Harleian Society's Publications, Registers, xxvi. 161. 1899.

New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, xxxiv. 52. 1902.

Grant of Administration on personal goods of Margaret Halley, P.C.C., London, November, 1743.

Dr. Edmond Halley 's religious and moral character has been questioned, but the im- partial reader doubtless will adopt Sir David