Pope spoiled English verse for a century as Johnson spoiled English prose for half a century. His style, though not so uniform, is much better, purer, and more direct than the Frenchified Augustan Watteauism of Pope. Bohn, Henry George, antiquary, bibliographer, " the Nestor of booksellers"; b. Bragge, William, antiquary, archaeologist, traveller ; d.
16, 1820, is the following announcement, " At Bath, in his 59th year, Richard Whalley Bridgman, Esq." The preface to his edition of Sir Francis Buller's In- Production to the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius was written at "Bath, January, 1817." A list of his works will be found in Watt, the one in Allibone being very imperfect. Harrison, William, antiquary and bibliographer ; d. Haussonville, Joseph-Othenin-Bernard de Cleron, Comte d'; b. Jackson Bure Homage Croiznoires Title of Novel Poem Wanted Carlyle as a Philologist Mount Nod-Excalibur, &c.-St. REPLIES : Episcopal Butying-places, 10 -Queries on Bishop Ken, 11-Carmichaels, 12 Pikelet-Spring Captain-R. Fifty years ago, Madam, on this day, I committed a breach of filial piety, which has ever since lain heavy on my mind, and haa not till this day been expiated. Crashaw Kilburn Priory Singular Epi- taph Luke's "Iron Crown," U Servius Tullius Barton Booth Bradsh aw, 1 5 Birthplace of Lord Beaconsfield Double Letters Italian Proverb, 16-" Untravelled Tra- veller "Charade by C. NOTES ON BOOKS: Law's "Hamilton's Catechism" Gatchefs " Legend of Creek Indians " Palgrave's "Keats Notices to Correspondents, &c. A solemn silence of a 'ew minutes ensued, nobody daring to inquire the cause f his absence, which was at length relieved by John- son addressing the lady of the house in the following manner : ' Madam, I beg your pardon for the abruptness _f my departure from your house this morning, but I was constrained to it by my conscience. Bauer, Vassily Vassilievich, Russian historian ; d.