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Further Souvenir* of the Pcinti '■
Port c-,d His Cir.-l .
■MsMII ITI TAPER*. JSB :no. A Compilation
bvWUiUn Michael Rntiiisstl Svo. pp. xxtlU 6r>-
Ma«)«rt«<: by Charles Scribner's Sons.
Is it a matter of Interest t« the world at large
that William Bell Scott, being In Venice la 1862.
burned a small hole in Hi trousers with a
Jucir^r. and could riot, with the aid of either
money or maple, prorur* a Jobbing tailor to re
pair the damage? We do not think It Is, and ac
oordlngly we are dlßar«>ointed to find the epl
snie. and scores of ethers equally trivial,
solemnly commemorated In the book b«Tore us.
But. on the other hand, a book of this sort al
ways require* to be rather carefully sifted by
the reader, and Mr William Rosi>*»ttl Is not. per
haps to be too harshly Married. He means well.
If mm a man did. He ha- already published
two books filled with information about his
famous brother and his friends, and the task
r^irun In th. he now oontlnues-tbe task of
making It Impossible for posterity to mu-under
ftsnd the ccJebratra pre-Raphaelite painter and
port He want* to show him to uf exactly a* he
lived putting every detail Into the picture that
might serve to elve It reality. He promises to
succeed in his aim. for from the material that
he 1. alomly but Fteadlly rutting Into print
future biographers will be able to obtain many
au— ertive points.
For sample, wr have In the a#t heard
enough and to cpare about Dante Rossettis
morbidity. This element In his nature Is not to
be Ignored, but neither should it be put too cor
•tantlv in the forrpround. and nothing Is more
wrtcoxn- in the present volume than Its frequent
revelation of the high spirit* B«i Jocularity or
which he wa* capable "I can't pet on wl'h men
who are not men of the world." he is quoted^as
saving. and Indeed these pages make the dry
bone* of many an old squabble rattle again, for
dtv«rc of the individuals In hi. circle were any
thing but men of the world. Put he had his
happy moment*, and even some of hi* diffi
culties with obstreperous clients are hit off In
MB letters with a bathe touch. Rosssttl had a
iwn eye for th t main chance, and In his biog
raphy ore is always coming across matters of
pound*. •MlMngs and ¥—** At one moment -»c
nre svmpathlrfnp with him in his wrath over the
•no slow approach of fortune, and In the next
■*♦. rejoice with him over some addition to his
collation. "1 have Just bought for £2 '" he
xrrit^ to ItndMl Prown. "a most godlike picture
of 'The >Vi Swan Inn and Market Plsce at
BarTl «. t -.^he chef d'oeuvr* of the BrtU^h school
-I should thir.k by Morland In hie best time."
He makes purchase* of blue china and writes
joyously to Bmwn: "My Pots now baffle de-
BatjCsas altogether, while the lmaglnatioa
which could remotely con-civ* them would de
•erv* a tercentenary celebration " "Uoses and
honeysuckles have left m* penniless.- he says In
another note. nl!u<V.r.g to his efforts to achieve
accuracy in the flower painting of a work upon
which he was engaged In the course of his
reading he comes upon a title that appeals to hi*
t<en»e of the comic. "Essays Written In the
Intervals of Business." and with a chuckle he
Jots down this parody of It: "Essays Written In
the Interval* of Lockjaw. Elephantiasis, ar,i
Penal Servitude." T*i- Impulse toward sheer
fur, which cam* from time to time to counter
net hie melancholy Is fhowr. by th« nonsense
•\eroes which h* liked to compose, arid of which
fcis •her gives us an abundant then?.. Here
U on* of the?"! characteristic squlbf.
Tb*r« Is a combative artist named Whirtlw
Who 1«. 11k»- hip own hop halre. a brtstier;
A tube of whlt« lead
And a punch on the h»s<3
.• r>tr#«r rart«<i attractions to 'Whistler.
RoMM>tll> famous recovery of his poems from
trie grave of his wife is touched upon in this
volume. H-- appears to have been full of fears
nbout th*. transaction. Talking with Scott, he
told him "how nervous he was about what his
own family might feel about the ro*A6ur«
n*r«*sary to !^ taken." His note to Madox
Brown is mat'- of bat enough. He save:
1 went to- !,v IsbW those MSS. at the Doo-
Tors. and I shall be able to have them In a few
•as* They an In ■ gfeappointing state. Th«
things 1 have already seem almost perfect, and
ihere Is a rreat hole right through all the
leaves of "Jer.r.y." which was the thing I most
wanted. A pood ssnl hi lost, but I have no
doubt th* «hi: 1 ns they are will enable me.
with a little rewriting ana a good memory, and
the roush Bootes I have, to rt-estabhsh the
afteSe :n a per: taj '
Th* fact is that, wh'.ie the Ftranre atmosphere
of nosscttl'p household, and V.is own eocentrlcltr.
have not been exaggerated hi the various notes
■»* have received on both, th« different mem
bers of that family BMBI to have proceeded
upon a preat tr.any occasions in a merely nat
ural manner. We are plad to learn this, as we
«Jo learn It from Mr. "William Roßsettl's latest
volume. In view of the morbidity to which we
hire alluded, It is well to know that Dante
Rossettl. for some years of his life at least, took
Ms affairs in easy fashion, correspaafled cheer
fully with hi 6 sifter Crlstina about her poems,
and altogether behaved like a rational human
>*in*. The glimpses of him given in this book
show him to us penertrus, (rood natured, hu
morous, and more sympathetic than In most
previous records of him.
Incidentally. Mr. William Itoseettl offers us
1 *ome sidelights on more than cue distinguished
*£nKllshman. He prints a not* from Palgrave to
his effect : "Tenr.yßon hen here looked at
T^flss Roesettl's pocrns, and expressed gr«at plea*
'ure to me at what he read. But on* never pets
•*<tilin to formula a neat 'fcafcurdav* or 'Lon- <:
o«<lon Review' Judgment on these matters." Noth
' Ins* could It m-.)re characteristic a* the late
7 laureate. Bwrnburn* Is quoted as calling Mat
as».hew Arnold more satisfactory a joetlc writer
fwhan either Browning or Tennyson. Elsewhere,
ri«tlluding to the death of a beautiful Angora
irivtven to the po*>t by Maxzini. Mr. Ilossrttl adds
fthat "It used to Bit on his head while ht was
(jirvrttlmr!" ■MM «re several passages relating
to Ruskin ]!•• was enchant^a with a book of
\incolor*d SBBMSSSa landscapes l*ut to him. and
wrote. "I should last to fo and live In Japan." a
remark dSscloEing a j.has* of ta«t* In him In
»r>m* ways surprising The r * was a quaint
hs,lf-qusj-r«-l between bin-, and Uossettl over a
photographer introduced to Inn by th» latter.
"I tell you th* p*op> you aaaodat* with are '
ruining you." h* declared. "But remember I
| have pgtaanrity SSBSI right to Bay this— for the
entirely bsMMMM Introduction you cave to a
mere black«Tjard. to me. ha« been the ca.ua* of
atuch a visible libel upon mm [a. certain photo
arrapb] «'ing about England as I hold wore*
than ail th* •'-M.iCb.i* and U*a «v«r uttered
•bout m*. BA B OMB! is anything In my say
tng BBM MM b ■•■ I ruel or Insolent,
i\pa.'.r, I a*k your per^o:. " Tf.*^f w«t> strong
m-ores. aijd Jiorp*tt: wtnj to have r»-»*r.te4 th*m.
but he attiM a-i»o to La*« beta placated. Th*
cast RuakU. letter rens in part as foiowsi
» Dear Tliiassni I an: aJs« wry thankful thas*
Wtssra La»« b*es written— «• sL«JI both oar*
■nor* for «*ch >•>.*- Pl«e«* aasai to* the fir*t
fin* f.f ■• •'■ r-t •*%•*?! I* ft _m v: yr, ,
«5* com*. *o you v.:". i* t-'^r* of rr.t
BefoT* I «♦« you. >*'■ rr.«- nt eocs DUI I i I
". \'-jr r±...*.g *:.+ vk.'.fct^\t.r >ou li^ty thir.k
■MM - sr. t• > t-v;,i**:n? tt.fc.t I ■■ ; - • -.•■••
•v 'gre*t Ci«.r. " It I* «ust ■ '^mb» I honestly
Jmsst I ue r.ot tii*< I msm k sc positively on
Other knew* thtaga I *r.';r*lr moon *01 rr.y
earn cai/*' .«« except tte mm* of visible
beauty, ■»<■>:'.>. is « useful t\l\.—c*A • "grea*
***»: Bag I Ls.v« worked v* ©rrtjun " .
tbftt I kr •"-. tra* J k'.ovr w I Co Bp^lling.
Uvx •• taess; tu.o sissn resj
I'Kllf, V. <- .. - , ;• !■.. "h XI., » »•■ bOtil like
Too chsii out I'*itwl. «urn! I. im^ju; tuid we'll
dsaat at TlUaa, John s7»illst JJLisal fiuw «viA
Edward Jcr^s: and I'll say no more about the
ied-eyfd man and the photographs.
We might go on Indefinitely citing odds and
ends of Interest from this volume. it is an over
filled Fcnxpbook of letters, diaries and memo
randi. and. we repeat. It n*»eds sifting. But for
those who are Interested in one of the most
striking personalities in English art and litera
ture, the trouble Is worth taking.
/ KING'S COXSORT
Sophie Dorothea's Letters to Count
THE LOVE OF AN UNCROWN Xl QUEEN.
POPHIK DOROTHEA, CONSORT OF
liEX»RUE T. AM« HKK « VUJKKSP' >N'»KN«
WITH PHILIP CHRISTOPHER COUNT
KONJGSMAUCK By W. ii. Wilk. New and
Revtoes Bdttloa. Svo. pp. sH. Fimgmsm. Green
One of the most dramatic love stories in his
tory Is that of Sophie Dorothea of CeUe and
Hanover and th^ b»ubs)BSM I adventurer,
K.ir.ipsrr.ar.k. Our readers will remember that
Mr. Wilkines ptCtOreaoUjS narrative \.:is Some
time ago reviewed in these columns -wo h.ive
now to n«te the i.-sue. of a carefully iCllaoJ
edition of the work. Mr. Wilkins baa the
credit of discovering by chance and publishing
for the first Dime in i:n o -li6h the letters of the
unfortunate princess end her worshtpper-a
correspondence which had been hidden away
for many years in the library of the little Uni
versity of Lund In Sweden. All these appeared
in the first edition, the only suppressions being
of passages In which Kunlgsmarck. In the
coarse vein of his century, relates anecdotes of
his comrades in camp. There are over two
hundred of those epistles, but they do not ex
haust the correspondence between the lady tirA
the soldier. Since his first edition was brought
out the author has found that a further in
stilment Is pre?«e,ved in the state archives at
Berlin, and ;hat still another Instilment la la
th« custody of on« of Sophie Dorothea's de
sceadsnts. the Duke of Cumberland, at his cas
t!», Gmilnden. He has examined the letters at
Berlin and tells us that, like those at Lund,
they are alternately full of jealous roproarhes
and passionate avowals of love, and they shed
■• fresh light on the tragedy. He has not
printed these new letters in this edition, hop
ing in a later one 10 be permitted to present
the who)* correspondence as preserved at L'::
at Berli 1 and at Gmunden.
The revised edit 1 n, as the nuthor admits,
chows few changes aside from th» addition of
notes specifying authorities or adducing proofs
of th© genuineness of the letters. He ha left
out a few of the letters which were merely
repetitions, and he has shortened his account
of the accession of Sophie itbea's husband
to the English throne The portrait of that
brutish George he has r t,,inly provided with
no poftenlng touches, bat the man lives in these
pages, whether the painting be truthful or rot.
So do Duchess Sophia, tl.e plain, ambitious
daughter of the lovely Queen of Hearts, and
Countess Platen, the base Intriguante, and
Sophie Dorothea, poor little, Impulsive* vain,
warm-hearted, wrwig hsadta victim of political
policy and sf her own unstable chara< tor. The
romance that ended with the midnight murder
of Konigsmarck In the long corridor in the old
Hanover Palace Is described with a faithful
ness based on many unpublished state docu-
BBBBtn, and the Fame care Is displayed In the
account of Sophie Dorothea's imprisonment of
years in the Castle of Abides. The story Is
told -with an impartiality oddly veined by an
obvious sympathy with the princess— a sym
pathy which In many a reader takes its rise no
doubt In a hearty contempt for her husband.
Th" book, painstaking history as It is. is as ani
mated, vivid and absorbing; a« a good novel.
niSF.UJ.I AND TTirFRS.
The Story of ihe Fanner's Famous
Emily Crawford, in The Contemporary Review.
I knew M. Tillers before the fall of the Em
pire. My husband mnde his acquaintance under
, ecuttar circumstances, soon after the first meet
ing of Parliament that Followed the Puke of
Wellington's death. Reading DtaselTs . logiatn
In the House of Commons on that great warrior,
it struck Mr. Crawford that be had already
SBM it, and In trying to remember where. It
«emed to him it was In a work of Titters. He
mentioned the subject to Hontafembert. who
habitually read "The Times." and who also
thought he must have read Disraeli's speech In
tome French history. "TuJetS." he said, "has
written so much and 60 well that one must b,
pardoned '.' one dees not retain nil the fine
pages in his books." Mi Crawford asked
whether ho could give him a letter of introduc
tion to M. Tiller.*, a request that MnntnlfmL*rt
at one •■ complied with In the ny st obliging and
complimentary manner. Furnished with it my
husband called on M. Thier a t the Place St.
George?, met with a gracious r^e.-ptjon. and
stated why he had come. He translated Pis
raell> speech. Thiers listened with the shrewd
est lnter^t. and, when he had heard the trans
lation, said: "<sels dolt tire de moi." He seem i
greatly amused at the matter, and remarked
what a drod idea It was for Pisr«e!l to adapt
In Wellington, "whose character I bate; though
I have ever sought to do him every Justice,
fomethlr.g I had written, no doubt, about a per
son of a wholly different disposition. I met Dls
racll at General Peels when last In London,
and thought him penes Fans rire The genera]
told BBS he was tr^s farceur, ;<r:d lie mated
him, It appears, rightly."
Thiers promised to look through his histories
of the Revolution nnd in- ny..!l as I remember)
the Consulate tor the chapter from which Dts
ra* 1 '! must have pirated. He kept bis word. The
orlßlr.aJ and the adaptation appeared side by
Fide In pome London Journal -probably "The
I often heard my huFbsnd". whn«» acquaint
ance I made years "later, speak of his first Inter
view with Thier*. Disraeli knew nothing about
military matters. r*nd probably preferred pur
loining from Thiers. who r»i.i. to making a fool
of himself. France and England had been con
nected for the Brst t!m» by n submarine t«le
irraph on the last day of Wellington's life.
Hardly any Tory M. P.'a had read Thiers'*
work, and Paris and London were so far apart
that the oulopium on Wellington would in all
likelihood be forgotten before the original au
thor could b- brought to light.
AUTHORS AND TLUJSTRATORS.
From The Londcn Academy.
The trouble between authors and their illus
trators Is an old one, and It If> often difficult
to apportion the blame. Sometimes the author
it so vague that the illustrator ha« to fall back
upon his own imagination. In which < >.•=■■ he la
almost certain to enrage the author, sometimes
the author • bo precise and detailed in a d- -
scription that the unfortunate Illustrator is at
his wits' end to know what to le:i\e in ar.d
what •• leive out. And there- always OOOMS in
the authors conception of a character, which
he has render* d according to his lights, and
the Illustrator's Which he has to render defi
nitely In a wholly dJfrerfit medium.
When tfcnsysoa aaw on* of BoJmaa Hunts
draw . tr-.r •Th" I..'y of BhaJotf bt tsfd:
"Him. my <)■ v Hunt, I i fl thai the
young woman'a bsir waa blowing all over the
fhop." To which Hunt rcp'.led: "No, but you
nfver paid It wasn't." The only reasonaMe
course 1s tor author and llliiFtrator to mat t
a.n« talk thl: tft over.
"CLAMEUB DE TIARO"
Frcm Th«» Internir^'nire.
BMa rnstnn. without < < f . I - •■- I Normandy,
»r--«r«- the refer.' takes its place, has still the
:.,t_. t iu W i n trie tnglo-Norma . Islands In
I*.-' i> •-i.i ri")er of a parish In Jersey considered
■tsnsialf injured by the opening of a public road
*croM hU property Having repaired to the
Pi*c« jinillllim, h* knelt do« and. with
cro«v<J arrr.ft. cried at- "Ah! ffollon. mon.duc
.< naa Prtnee on me fait violence! Je demande
• Harol Baror At this cry the
B ail work, laid down their tools.
' ■"• ' ' t| -- parish, being warned, ran
'■ tttcb the members of the
and soon ity .■■:>. nagtstrates . . .
tl i ') , • v%ith "" '' ;ti:l1 -'f-' 1 !t '^ Piocureur
«*ner- The ******— h«d Put all justice In
NEW-YOBK DAILY TBIBOKfi. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 3, 1003.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS.
Current Talk of Tkmgi Present ar.d
John Dennie h:\* translated from the French
Julian Klaczko 1 * work on Italian art. "Rome
and the Renaissance— The Pontificate of Julius
IF." The author has made a long and Intimate
SlSjflj of th<> sabjeet, and his book is described
as having a strong personal element. The dec
ade disc ups.'d. 1608 to IM3, wns ln many ways
memorable in painting, architecture and sculpt
ure. Th<- translator is himself the author of a
look on Roman art. called "Rome of To-day."
The volum* will have a large number of Illus
Th*» late C. A. Higgins had travelled much In
the West, had descended the trails of the Grand
Cat yon of Arizona, and had often tamped for
weeks at a time in the inner gorge and on the
rim as weD. In his meetings with the native
Indians he had managed to become rather inti
mat.' with much of their life, and took the
greatest infrest in studying it. He. was Initi
ated into one of the most secret of the Mokl
ties. I" a book which has Just come from
the press of Doubleday, Page & Co. he tells of
things. The volume, "To California and
Back," is-, however, designed as a complete suldt?
id travellers. Mr. Biggins was an active rail
Hitherto a new book by Mr. Kipling, pub
lished in ordinary form, has not been printed
In the subscription edition until a later time,
diaries Scribner*S Sons h.i\^ only lust brought
out, in the twentieth volume of the "Outward
Pound" edition *»f this author's writings ln
prose and verse, the "Just Bo Stories," which
were first published about a year ago. Th© vol
ume contains, by the way, 'The Tabu Tale," a
ent of -which we quoted the other day.
The capital illustrations in black and white, by
thf> author, are all retained.
The Bcrlbuers nlso issue, as the twenty-frst
'Outward Bound" edition, Kip»
linn's new book of versus, "The Five Nations."
issuing it on the same day with the ordinary
edition brought out by Doubleday, Page & Co.
The frontispiece is an Illustration to "The Truce
of the Bear." modelled ln clay by Mr. J. I^o^k-
Ki| linn nfter a fashion ■which has now
grown thoroughly familiar in his son's books
Henceforth, It is stated, all the latter's new
books will appear in th« "Outward Bound"
edition simultaneously with the publication of
the ordinary edition.
Dr. H«*nry van Pyke's new book. "Joy and
power." is shortly to appear with the imprint
of Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. In the volume will
be Included three of the author's addresses. The
rork, lone at the Merrymount Press, Is set
forth ln black and red.
A small first edition of J. T. Trowbridge's "My
Own Story" his been Issued In uncut style,
l>"Und in boards with paper label, and each copy
Flini"d by the .author.
and LudloWs memoirs, in thre* volumes,
e-lltion of 1498-99, is among the books of an
old country library offered tor sals by Arthur
-, London. Ludlow, who was commander
in chief of the forces under the Commonwealth
ln Ireland, where he suppressed the rebellion,
was stripped of his estate after the Restoration
as a traitor nnd spent thirty years of exile In
Switzerland. Th^se memoirs were written and
printed there. They Include a oollectlan of orig
inal papers illustrative of the matter of which
he wrot». A book which caused a great sensa
tion at the time of its publication, Mrs. Manley's
"Tho Pecret History of the Present Intrigues of
the Court of Caramanla," Is also to be found in
this lift. The romance, published ln 1727, "-as
a satire on those who effected tho revolution,
and was seized by order of the Secretary cf
State. It is full of somewhat extraordinary
t intrigues and love adventures. With
thirty-odd engravings on wood by Bonner. after
diawtugJ by Crulkshank, Is a ncarc» copy of
"T'oinKs in London, Day and Night Scenes of the
Frauds, Frolics, Manners and Depravities of the
Metropolis.'' It was published by Hodgson
without date, but is set down as a faithful
picture of some aspects of London about ls2f».
"Pea Scamps" Is the title chosen by Dr. Henry
C. Rowland for a little book of maritime ad
venture that McClure, Phillips & Co. have ls
laterjr. The region In which the author's
at pailors operate Is one much In public
notice at present -the Philippines, China and
Japan, This particular gang of seamen, while
on pleasure bent, have a decidedly frugal mind;
they are by no means averse to a little burglary
to add spice to lif«\ suul piracy on the high seas
they take to kindly.
The Macmtflan Company hns fixed the date
for the publication of Mortey*S "Life of Glad
stone" at next Friday. Mr. Morl^y has devoted
himself to the portrayal of his subject ns a
man and a statesman rather than us a church
man. He believes that Gladstone and all his
pets can stand the frankest criticism. The book
will be published 5n three volumes.
The author of the Juveniles setting forth tho
d adventures of "Hilly Whiskers" and
h s progeny, Mrs. Frances Trego Montgomery,
has ready a row book, entitled "The Wonderful
Electric mrnhsnt.- Which the Saalfleld Publish
ing Company is bringing out. It has illustra
tions by C. M. Coolldge Mrs. Montgomery la a
Articles by Pr. Max Xordau and Dr. Gustav
Ootth"il. contributed to "The International
Quarterly" Magazine, tvM be brought together
i:i a book to be published by the Scott-Thaw
Company on October 20, v.ith the tile ' rsion
itin nnd Anti-Semitism "
The third volume of Poult B!g»low"s "His
tory of the German Struggle for liberty" has
been made ready by the Harpers. The first two
volumes were published p»-ven years ago. This
volume brings the work down to 1848. It treats
of the period from Waterloo on. Mr. Blgelow
has had at his disposal, by the courtesy of the
EQmpeior, the manuscripts kept in the Prussian
archive?. He has been engaged upon this his
tory for the last sixteen years.
' K. S. Alead. a writer on oc.oult subjects,
brings out from the press of John Lane an in
quiry into the Talmud Jesus stories, which Is
given the somewhat curious title, "Did Jesus
Live One Hundred Years B. c?" The author
lirst considers the Christian tradition that Jesus
was born in the reign of Herod and put to death
under Pontius Pilate. He then presents the
Talmud Je^hu stories, which vary throughout
from the Christian nc«;/>unt.. Further, to sup
port h:s question, be ers mines the Toidoth
Jeschu, meduaval legends about Jesus, and In
addition to this he collates and considers some
j,aJssaK»»i! from the writings of Eplphanuo of
Palamia. Mr. Mead's earlier books Include
•Tragmsnts of a Faith Forgotten,- "Apollonltis
of Tyana," PistlH Bophla" and "The Worlds
A descriptive book on spiders, for children,
has be 1 , prepared ly Miss All. c Jean Patter
son. Which A. C, McClurg & Co. are bringing
cut with the title, "The Spinner Family. ' A
frontispiece In colors and illustrations are sup
plied from drawings by Bruce Horsf&Jl.
The Madison Hook Company has brought out
of quotations from tha sp.e.-h<>s and
1 ks or the Pn • ■ 1 tiled Ttas Maxima of
'; tteodore j.
Israel C. Russell la the author of one of Ui*
uust additions to the Ajppletvns* "Vart«V
series, a volume on . -,.. th America.'* Mr. Kjs
asU has written with the intention of »•«*• ■
condensed account of th- man important • "'
oree of this continent from th* geographical
■tandpotet He dtTMe. thP m , nt * on into two
parts, taking up first , ha tlrl(ur .,, conditions of
the country, and second, man's dependence
upon such conditions and the use be has made
of them. To each chapter ■ short bibliography
The preseni «
of as . piano
teacher, Leschel ri"
tury Companya new books. !
born in Urn • „ K i. wkers his
fritter taught the young countesses bjmm
nine he m esstu] public d< but. and be
fore hr- waa eleven b rtainlng princes
and their gu< sta iritu his pre
musician and In talking. At fourteen h<
his own establishment At eighteen be visited
Italy, and waa deep in an Idyllic love affair.
At twenty-two he waa riHinK |n favor ns a mu
alclan m St. Petersburg which be left only hi
the into -to*, ... . h ,. t . he a , ]opt o,i Vienna as hi^
horn». Among bla pupils nave been Pad< rew
skl, Bllvfnski, Panny Bloomfleld Zelsler, Mme.
Hop< kirks :«n.l nthors.
The name of the author of "Miss Tooaey*«
Mission" baa •.• last been disclosed. This booh
was published some years ago, and ' '•' the In
terra] a number of books have followed from
the same hand, but the anonymity of the author
has been sedulously preserved. On the title
ratje of a new book, however. "C.ny. a Story."
we read as follows: "By E- elyn Whltak*r, au
thor of 'Miss Toosey'a Mission', 'Ijaddle, 'Faith
ful,' 'Toms Roy,' etc. The publishers. Kittle,
Brown & Co., are still unable, nevertheless, to
supply further information, beyond the fact
that this author is an English writer who has
always declined to furnish biographical matter
for publication. It Is added that a uniform edi
tion of twelve of the "Miss Toosey" books is
now appearing. But all this cannot save one from
the awful suspicion that after all these yean
of anonymity "Evelyn Whitaker" may be noth
ing more than a pen name.
The fate of th» son of Louis XVI, Ixiuls
Charles Capet, who is variously supposed to
have perished in the gloomy Temple Tower In
171K) or to have eaca'ped from Paris to safe exile,
has been made the material for an historical
novel by Henry Bhackleford. "The iy^st King,"
as the tale la called, reaches a happy conclu
sion. Th» book, which is Illustrated, is an
nounced by Brentai
rrofr-.-sr.i- Helnrich Woinin, or tha University
"f Munich, has written a handbook on Italian
art of the Renaissance, which is being pub
lished here by the Putnams, under the title
"The Art of the Italian Renaissance." It is
expected to prove serviceable to travellers, but
is Intended for students generally. Special care
has been taken with the Illustrations. Profes
sor Wolflin has written an historical Introduc
tion, and. be^innins with Giotto, be has taken
up the work of the masters in detail.
A "Color Key to North American Birds" has
been prepared by Frank M. Chapman for pub
lication by Doubleday, Page & Co. Descriptions
of birds are accompanied by a marginal draw
ing in color for aid in identification. Mr. Chap
ma-i has written a number of bird manuals.
A. P. Barnes <£- Co. ha m among their autumn
fiction a novel of life on the Mississippi called
"Tennis?"? Todd." It will be published early
thi« month, and is written by '• W. Ogden.
After lanoring for years with politicians and
failing to effect his desired reforms. Judge A. L.
Fitzgerald, of the Supreme Court of Nevada, so
he avows, has turned to the people, "that au
gust tribunal." for a proper consideration of the
silver question. After this matter has been pre
sented to them In his "Thirty Tears' War 0:1
Silver, " he expresses himself i.s entirely willing
to abide by the decision th»y may come to.
Atasworth & Co. arr bringing out this book.
Mrs. Elisabeth Bobbins Penneil Is the possessor
of a large library of cookery books ln L*itin.
French. Qerman, Italian, Spanish and English,
which she has been collecting for some years.
She has now prepared a humorous account of
this special library, which has been printed in
quarto from a special font of modern type or.
unbleached Arnold wove paper, by H<>ughton.
Mifflin & Co. With the essay is Included a
bibliography, Interesting, besides showing the
scope Of the subject, in the reminder It car
ries of the great number of arts and sciences
which were considered to be allied with cookery
in older days. Did engravings ami titles have
been reprouuoed, and, to approach the original
appearance more nearly, are printed on antique
paper and mounted. The edition Is limited, and
the type will be distributed.
Why. We member Some Things
and Forget Others.
Tatrick Maxwell, In Notes and Queries.
This is a subject regarding v hi. a good deal
of nonsense Is habitually talked. We often hear
people say that they have a good memory for
certain things, but a bad one for other things
This I believe to be a delusion. A man's mem
ory may be good or it may be bad, but ii can
not well be good for one thing and bad for an
other thing. it might as well be said that a
bottle was good for holding brandy, but bad
for holding whiskey, In the case of a frebl«
intellect all Its faculties will be feeble— memory,
Judgment and all the rest— but they will not be
feeble for one purpose and vigorous for another
purpose. The fact Is that our memory is i:i it
self equally powerful or feeble for all purposes,
but we remember beat those things which inter
est us dm at, and so say that we have ( ,.;
memories such things; while we forget those
things which do not Interest us, and we 'say, ac
cordingly, that we nave bad memories for those
Horace Wnlpole used to say thai bis memory
was all-retentive as to the names of persons
nnd of places, but that it was absolutely Impo
tent in regard to dates, it baa been said of him
—by Macaulay, 1 think— hr- could t<»ll you
the name of the grandauni of King Ethelwald,
but that be could not tell you whether she lived
ln the year 800 or in the year liiOO. The truth
was that he took an Interest In names and
genealogies, but none in dates Similarly In his
Introduction to "Anne of Oelersteln " s. .•• aptly
"I have through life been entitled to adopt
old Beattl« of Melkledale'a answer to h, parish
minister when th» latter was eulogizing him
with respect to the same faculty: 'No Doctor.'
Mid the honest bord3r laird. I have no com
mand of my memory; it retains only what hap
pens to hit my fancy; and Ilk.- enough, sir if
you were to preach to me for ■ couple of bourn
on end I might be unable at the 1 lost of •' : .- dis
course to remember one word of it' Perhaps
lh< re ■<!•' few m--:: wh< Be i ,• , : ..
hi, equal fidelity :>s 1,. many different H
of subjects, but I urn sorry to say thai while
mine has rarely failed n;e as to any snatch of
versa or trait of character that had once Inter
ested my fancy, it has generally been a frail
support not only as to names and dates and
other minute technicalities of history but as to
many m re Important things."
No. it 1- ■•-•• certain that w« have not got
gO( d memoriei for tbis and bad memories for
that, in any other sense than that we remember
that which interests u:s and forget that which
Interest* u« not.
I will not insult readers of "N. & q•• b re _
producing here the good old chestnut as to
Pugald Stewart's contribution to the conversa
tion of certain of his friends who were eornnar-
Ing notes as to their earliest recollection* nut
It may be lawful to recull Fred Locker's capital
verse rendering of It:
l recollect ■ nurse filed Ann
Who carried me about the grass;
An. l i«n>- Una day a One young man
Came up ' i: '' ! klsr.-d the pretty in**
r;h«« «lni not make the least objection.
Thinks I. "Aha!
Wlmn I can lidk I'U. tell camm«"i
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INTO The journal, folded t.» the bum of a
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loon and ;» twopennj stamp was ftaed to eaeb
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