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MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.—Wrong Division of Syllables-Baron Munchausen-Jeru-

salem and Durham-King of Jerusalem-Roman Remains in Buckinghamshire- The
Gipsies in England ....


Autobiography of Sylvanus Urban. Chap. VI.


History and Antiquities of Boston, Lincolnshire


The House of Commons in 1857


Joan of Arc .....




A Romance of the Old World Illustrated from Dramas of the New


The National Gallery


Recently Repealed Statutes


CORRESPONDENCE OF SYLVANUS URBAN.-Worcestershire Manuscripts at Hagley,

64; Gresham College, 68; Milford Haven and the South Wales Railway, 69; Folk

Lore, the origin of Whitstable-The Meade Family, 71; Proposed Registration of Arms,

72 ; The Henzey, Tyttery, and Tyzack Families, 73; Henry the Eighth's Book of the

Seven Sacraments, 74; Å Picture by Hogarth,



searches in Palestine, 75; Campbell's Lives of the Lord Chancellors, 79; Wilson's

Essays, 80 ; Jessie Cameron-Blackie's Lays and Legends of Ancient Greece, 81; The

Good Old Times, 82; Reader's Ruins of Kenilworth - Dr. Antonio, 83 ; The l'aragreens

-Hutton's Memoirs-Blumt's Plain Sermons-Midland Counties Historical Collector... 84

ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES.--Society of Antiquaries, 85; Archæological Institute, 87;

British Archæological Association, 89, Yorkshire Philosophical Society, 91; Bedford-

shire Architectural and Archæological Society.......




Promotions and Preferments


OBITUARY; with Memoirs of Prince Woronzoff-The Prince of Leiningen - Baron Von

Hammer-Admiral Beechey, F.R.S.- Professor Hussey-William Lockhart, Esq., M.P.

-Lieutenant William Rivers -- Father Mathew-J. M. Rendel, Esq., F.R.S., C.E.-

Rev. Henry Dickonson




DEATIS, arranged in Chronological Order,


Registrar-General's Return of Mortality in the Metropolis--Markets, 123; Meteorological

Diary-Daily Price of Stocks


WRONG DIVISION OF SYLLABLES. Our united recollections seem to con

MR.URBAN, —Your correspondent W.C., firm, and even to extend the interesting in his complaint that certain words are erro

information afforded by “F. N.of “Lin. neously divided in printed lines, appears

coln's Inn," in your November number to me to attend too much to their pro. (p. 590), to the conclusion that “ Baron nunciation, and too little to their deriva- Munchausen's Travels” were written at tion and composition. Instead of assum

Dolcoath Mine, in Cornwall, by Mr. Raspe, ing them to be printed wrongly, I think who was then storekeeper of that establishhe would do better in saying that our ment.

H. method of pronouncing them is incorrect. Penzance.

For instance, in the word “magnificent,” (one of his own examples,) which JERUSALEM AND DURHAM. is derived from the Latin magnifico, a

MR. URBAN,—In Sharp's “New Gazet. compound of magni and facio (often sepa

teer of the British Islands,” (2 vols. 8vo., rate in the older authors), it would scarcely 18 ,) there is a citation from “an old be right to make the division after the

writer," “ He who has seen Durham has f,” and so cut up, if I may use the ex

seen Zion, and may save a journey to pression, the component parts of the word.

Jerusalem.” This is satisfactory, as I The same objection applies to his proposed have crossed the Tees, and am not likely to division of the word "equivalent:" and if visit Palestine ; but for my full assurance W. C. will take the trouble to examine

I should be glad to learn who that “old the inflections of the Latin opinio he willy writer” may be, and what is the name of no doubt, be convinced that the point of his work.

W, E. F. division in “ opinion” should be after the i, and not after the n. As for the

KING OF JERUSALEM. word “consider," I believe he will find

MR. URBAN,-In Fuller's “Historie of that in most good books it is divided as

the Holy Warre,” (small folio, Cambridge, he wishes; but in this case it should be recollected that the syllable “sid” is the 1647,) p. 126, I read that “ King Richard,

with some of his succeeding English kings, root of the word, being akin to the Greek ιδω or ειδω. .

wore the title of Jerusalem in their style In arguments of this kind, Sir, you will

for many years after;" i. e. after Caur-de

Lion had bestowed the island of Cyprus doubtless bear me out in saying that it is always dangerous to trust to the mere pro

on Guy de Lusignan. The authority given nunciation of a word, which in compara

is “Sabell. Enn. 9. lib. v. p. 378," but the tively few cases exactly agrees with its

assertion is not borne out by any record orthography. To arrive at a just conclu.

that I am acquainted with. Can any of sion, we should invariably trace its origin, your readers inform me better on the


W. E, F. and then subject it to a careful analyzation.

HOMUNCULUS. Cloisters, Westminster.

MR. URBAN,—In a field north of the

town of Olney, the plough is continually BARON MUNCHAUSEN.

bringing to light the remains of Roman

pottery, coins, &c. Is there any historical MR. URBAN, -Some thirty years ago, one of the principal captains of Dolcoath existed here ? _Yours, &c.

evidence to prove that a Roman station Mine, in the parish of Camborne, informed

W, P. STORER. me that “Baron Munchausen's Travels"

Olney, Nov. 19, 1856. had been written there, by a German, who had many years previously performed the duties of storekeeper of that mine, of which

THE GIPSIES IN ENGLAND. the freehold has long been in the noble MR. URBAN, — Permit me to enquire, family of Basset.

through your pages, where I may obtain I have lately made enquiry on the sub- any information respecting the early his. ject, of the present intelligent manager of tory, habits, and present condition of the Dolcoath; who tells me that one of the Gipsies. Many of your readers are doubt. oldest of the mining captains used often less in possession of facts relating to them to speak of the wonderful chemical experi- which would throw some light upon the ments made in the office by Mr. Raspe, a history of that singular race of people. German gentleman employed at the mine:

Your obedient servant, of his literary perforinances, however, his

A. LYE. informant had made no mention.

Oxford, Dec. 20, 1856.

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