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Memoir of William Edmondstoune Aytoun, D.C.L., Author of "Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers," &c. By Theodore Martin. With an Appendix. (Blackwood.) William Edmondstoune Aytoun was a scion of the same house with Sir Robert Ayton, a scholar and a poet whose name has figured recently in these columns. Professor Aytoun was born in Edinburgh on June 21, 1813; and closed his too short, but useful and blameless life, at the comparatively early age of fifty-one, at Blackhills, Elgin, on August 4, 1863. This useful and blameless life has found a faithful chronicler in his old friend and literary associate Mr. Theodore Martin. The book is thoroughly genial; and whether Aytoun's social relations, his professional career, or his varied and admirable literary studies, pursuits, and successes, form the subject under consideration, Aytoun is almost always made to tell his own story in his own words. The result is a biography which endears the subject of it to us. We feel that we have known and esteemed him; and tracing with deep interest his whole career, we close the book, feeling how truly his biographer describes him as "a truehearted gentleman"; who "died honoured by his fellow citizens, and deeply mourned by those who had the happiness to know him as a friend." Mr. Martin's Memoir of Aytoun will not be the book with which Mr. Martin's name will be least favourably associated.


A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets. Henry G. Bohn. (Printed for private Distribution.) This handsome volume of between seven and eight hundred pages, which is the result of a taste for collecting poetical quotations which beset the author somewhat more than half a century ago, is printed, not for sale, but exclusively for presents to Mr. Bohn's friends and acquaintances, or to persons of public esteem with whom he may have social relations. Mr. Bohn's volume may, therefore, fitly claim on this ground exemption from criticism. Not that it need fear it; for, given the principle on which it is arranged, and which some may prefer to that adopted by Grocott or Friswell-which latter we, however, ourselves consider the more preferable oneit is full, accurate, and satisfactory.

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THE ROXBURGHE LIBRARY.-Mr. W. Carew Hazlitt proposes to organize a new Printing Scheme (it cannot properly be called a Club) in England under the title of the Roxburghe Library. The object of this institution is to bring within the reach of everybody who cares for them the best inedited remains of our Elizabethan literature for a moderate yearly, subscription. The Roxburghe Library will act in harmony and connection with the Early English Text Society's Extra Series, No book merely its accidental rarity to recommend it to notice. will be admitted into the Roxburghe Library which has The old texts will be given verbatim, including (if possible) the original woodcuts, &c. The utmost attention will be bestowed on the typography. The Roxburghe Library will be printed on fine thick paper, and will be bound in the Roxburghe style. One hundred and seventy copies will be taken off, in small quarto, and thirty in demy quarto, to match the books of the Roxburghe, Maitland, and Bannatyne Clubs. The whole of this impression will be reserved for subscribers, and will in no case be for sale. Mr. Hazlitt says that as experience has shown that, of the many literary societies which we have had from time to time among us, several have owed their decline to internal differences, the Roxburghe Library will be under the general direction of one person, subject always to any suggestions which may proceed from the kindness of friends or correspondents. To these suggestions the editor will at all times pay the best attention, and, where it seems practicable, they shall be carried out. Two volumes a year (and more, if possible) will be issued for the subscription of two guineas for the foolscap quarto copies, and five guineas for the demy quarto copies. The first volume will be ready for delivery at an early date. An annual return will be made of the income and expenditure. Subscriptions and subscribers' names will be received by MR. JOHN RUSSELL SMITH, 36, Soho Square, to whom all communications for the Editor should be addressed.

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Notices to Correspondents.

D. M. S. is referred to " N. & Q." 2nd S. viii. 329 for an explanation of the" Vindicta Bernardi."

RALPH THOMAS. A Tour in Quest of Genealogy is by Richard Fenton. See "N. & Q." 3rd S. fi. 331.

R. "To return by Weeping Cross" was a proverbial expression for deeply lamenting an undertaking, and repenting of it. See Nares's Glossary, and "N. & Q." 1st S. i. 154.

H. T. ELLACOMBE. The Townley MSS. are in the British Museum, as stated in "N. & Q." 1st S. iv. 103; vii. 407.

WM. RAYNER. The definition of an ambassador attributed to Talleyrand rightly belongs to Sir Henry Wotton, who unluckily for himself wrote the following sentence in Christopher Flecamore's album: "Lepatus est vir bonus, peregrè missus ad mentiendum Reipublicæ causa."--See Walton's Life of Sir Henry Wotton.

J. H. D. For the origin of the inn sign, "The Case is Altered," consult" N. & Q." 2nd S. iv. 188, 235, 299, 418. Ben Jonson wrote "A Plea sant Comedy called The Case is Altered," Lond. 1609, 4to.

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