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to be found in ordinary dictionaries and books of reference, by J. O. HALLIWELL, F.R.S., &c. 8vo. Vol. I. containing 480 pages, closely printed in double columns, cloth, £1. ls (To be completed in 2 vols.)

“ It forms a most comprehensive glossary to all our old English writers, from the beginning of the fourteenth century to the time of the Stuarts, including the earlier chroniclers, the writings of Wycliffe, and a long range of poets, from Piers Ploughman, Chaucer, Gower, Lydgate, &c. to Spenser and his contemporaries, with Shakespeare and the dramatists of that age. Most of the words of the Dictionary are illustrated by examples, selected not only from printed authorities, but from the numerous early English MSS. scattered through public and private libraries, and these are extremely numerous and valuable. In addition to the obsolete portion of our language, this work may be said to be a complete dictionary of the local dialects of the present day, and is one which will be an acceptable addition to every library."

Morning Herald. 122 ON THE Origin and Formation of the Romance Languages ;

containing an examination of M. Raynouard's Theory on. the Relation of the Italian, Spanish, Provençal, and French, to the Latin, by Geo. CORNEWALL LEWIS, 8vo. cloth, 128

reduced to 78 6d 123 RELIQUES of Irish Jacobite Poetry, with Interlinear

Translations, and Biographical Sketches of the Authors, and
Notes by J. DALY; also English Metrical Versions by E.

Walsh, 8vo. Parts 1 and 2 (all yet published), 28 124 POPULAR ERRORS in English Grammar, particularly

pointed out, by GEORGE Jackson, 12mo. third edition, with a coloured frontispiece of the Sedes Busbeiana''

6d 125 PROMPTORIUM Parvulorum sive Clericorum, Lexicon

Anglo-Latinum princeps, autore Fratre Galfrido Grammatico Dicto e Predicationibus Lenne Episcopi, Northfolciensi, A.D. 1440, olim e prelis Pynsonianis editum, nunc ab integro, commentariolis subjectis, ad fidem codicum recensuit ALBERTUS Way, tomus prior, small 4to. cloth, 108 6d

(Camden Soc.) 126 HISTOIRE Litteraire, Philologique et Bibliographique des

Patois, par PIERQUIN de GEMBLOUX, 8vo. Paris, 1841,

88 6d 127 GROSE'S (Francis, F.S.A.) Glossary of Provincial and Local

Words used in England, with which is now first incorporated the SUPPLEMENT by SAMUEL PEGGE, F.S.A., post 8vo. elegantly printed, cloth, 48 6d

The utility of a Provincial Glossary to all persons desirous of understanding our ancient poets is so universally acknowledged, that to enter into a proof of it would be entirely a work of supererogation. Grose and Pegge are constantly referred to in Todd's “ Johnson's Dictionary."

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128 BIBLIOGRAPHICAL List of all the Works which have

been published towards illustrating the Provincial Dialects of England, by John RUSSELL Smith, post 8vo. 18 " Very serviceable to such as prosecute the study of our provincial dialects, or are collecting works on that curious subject. We very cor

dially recommend it to notice.”—Metropolitan. 129 SPECIMENS of Cornish Provincial Dialect, collected and

arranged by Uncle Jan Treenood with some Introductory Remarks and a Glossary by an Antiquarian Friend, also a Selection of Songs and other Pieces connected with Corn. wall, post 8vo. with curious portrait of Dolly Pentreath, cloth, 48

“ Vether it's worth while goin' through so much, to learn so litile, as the Charity-boy said ven he got to the end of the alphabet, is a matter

o'taste. I rather think it isn't,” Quoth old Weller. 130 EXMOOR Scolding and Courtship in the Propriety and

Decency of Exmoor (Devonshire) Language, with Notes and a Glossary, post 8vo. 12th edition, 18 6d

“ A very rich bit of West of Englandism."--Metropolitan. 131 POEMS of Rural Life, in the Dorset Dialect, with a Disser

tation and Glossary, by WILLIAM BARNEs, royal 12mo. cloth, 10s

A fine poetic feeling is displayed through the various pieces in this volume; according to some critics nothing has appeared equal to it since the time of Burns; the 'Gent.'s Magazine' for Dec. 1844, gave a review of

the volume some pages in length. 132 A GLOSSARY of Provincial Words and Phrases in use in

Wiltshire, showing their Derivation in numerous instances from the Language of the Anglo-Saxons, by John YONGE

AKERMAN, Esq., F.S.A. 12mo. cloth, 38 133 A COLLECTION of Fugitive Pieces in the Dialect of Zum

merzet, edited by J. O. HALLIWELL, post 8vo. only 50

printed, 28 134 DICK AND SAL, or Jack and Joan's Fair, a Doggerel Poem,

in the Kentish Dialect, 3d edition, 12mo. 6d 135 TOM CLADPOLE'S Journey to Lunnun, told by himself,

and written in pure Sussex Doggerel, by his Uncle Tim,

12mo. 5th thousand, 6d 136 JAN CLADPOLE'S Trip to 'Merrricur in Search for Dollar

Trees, and how he got rich enough to beg his way home!

written in Sussex Doggerel, 12mo. 6d 137 JOHN NOAKES and Mary Styles, a Poem, exhibiting some

of the most striking lingual localisms peculiar to Essex, with a Glossary, by CHARLES CLARK, Esq. of Great Totham Hall, Essex, post 8vo. cloth, 28

“ The poem possesses considerable humour.' Tait's Mag.-"A very pleasant trifle.” Lit. Gaz.-"A very clever production.” Essex Lit. Journal.-" Full of rich humour.” Essex Mercury:-“ Very droll." Metropolitan.-" Exhibits the dialect of Essex perfectly." Eclectic Review.-"Full of quaint wit and humour.” Gent.'s Mag. May, 1841. _“A very clever and amusing piece of local description." Archæologist.

138 THE VOCABULARY of East Anglia, an attempt to record

the vulgar tongue of the twin sister Counties, Norfolk and
Suffolk, as it existed in the last twenty years of the Eighteenth
Century, and still exists; with proof of its antiquity from
Etymology and Authority, by the Rev. R. FORBY, 2 vols.

post 8vo. cloth, 12s (original price £1. ls) 139 WESTMORLAND AND CUMBERLAND DIALECTS. Dia

logues, Poems, Songs, and Ballads, by various Writers, in the Westmorland and Cumberland Dialects, now first collected, to which is added, a Copious Glossary of Words peculiar to those Counties, post 8vo. pp. 408, cloth, 98

This collection comprises, in the Westmorland Dialect, Mrs. ANN WHEELER'S Four Familiar Dialogues, with Poems, &c.; and in the Cumberland Dialect, I. Poems and Pastorals by Rev. JOSIAH RELPH; II. Pastorals, &c., by Ewan CLARK; III. Letter from Dublin by a young Borrowdale Shepherd, by ISAAC RITSON; IV. Poems by John STAGG ; V. Poems by MARK LONSDALE ; VI. Ballads and Songs by ROBERT ANDERSON, the Cumbrian Bard (including some now first printed); VII. Songs by Miss BLAMIRE and Miss GILPIN; VIII. Songs by JOHN RAYSON; IX. An extensive Glossary of Westmorland and Cumberland Words.

“ Among the specimens of Cumberland Vers be found some true poetry, if not the best ever written in the language of rural life this side the Scotch Borders. The writers seem to have caught in their happiest hours inspiration from the rapt soul of Burns. Anderson's touching song of wedded love, 'The Days that are geane,' is a worthy answer for a husband to Burns' 'John Anderson my Jo.'"

Genti's Mag. “ No other two counties in England have so many pieces, both in prose and verse, illustrative of the manners and customs of the inhabitants, and written in their own native dialect. The philologist will find numerous examples of words and phrases which are obsolete in the general language of England, or which have been peculiar to Westmorland and Cumberland from time immemorial. Nor are the pieces uninteresting in other respects. Some of the patois verses are rich in the true spirit and vigour of poetry.”-Metropolitan.

A charming volume: it contains some beautiful poetical effusions,

as well as characteristic sketches in prose."- Archæologist. 140 THE YORKSHIRE DIALECT, exemplified in various

Dialogues, Tales and Songs, applicable to the County, with a Glossary, post 8vo. 18

“ A shilling book worth its money; most of the pieces of composition are not only harmless, but good and pretty. The eclogue on the death of Awd Daisy,' an outworn horse, is an outpouring of some of the best feelings of the rustic mind; and the addresses to riches and poverty have much of the freedom and spirit of Burns."

Gent.'s Magazine, May, 1841. 141 THE BAIRNSLA FOAK'S ANNUAL, an onny body els

as beside for't years 1840 and 1843, be Tom TREDDLEHOYLE; to which is added the Barnsley and Village Record, or the Book of Facts and Fancies, by Ned Nut, 12mo. pp. 100, 18

This almanac is written in the Barnsley Dialect, and therefore fits itself with peculiar emphasis to the understanding of all in that particular locality. Its influence, however, extends beyond this; for even those acquainted with the Barnsley peculiarities of speech, will find much amusement in perusing the witticisms of the author, through his curious mode of expression.


trations from Old English Writers, by Mark ANTONY LOWER, Author of " Essays on English Surnames ;" with illuminated Title-page, and numerous Engravings from designs by the Author, 8vo. cloth, GULES, appropriately ornamented or, 148

The present volume is truly a worthy sequel (to the 'SURNAMES') in the same curious and antiquarian line, blending with remarkable facts and intelligence, such a fund of amusing anecdote and illustration, that the reader is almost surprised to find that he has learnt so much, whilst he appeared to be pursuing mere entertainment. The text is so pleasing that we scarcely dream of its sterling value; and it seems as if, in unison with the woodcuts, which so cleverly explain its points and adorn its various topics, the whole design were intended for a relaxation from study, rather than an ample exposition of an extraordinary and universal custom, which produced the most important effect upon the

minds and habits of mankind.”—Literary Gazette. 143 ENGLISH SURNAMES. A Series of Essays on Family

Nomenclature, Historical, Etymological, and Humorous ; with Chapters on Canting Arms, Rebuses, the Roll of Battel Abbey, a List of Latinized Surnames, &c., by MARK ANTONY LOWER, second edition, enlarged, post 8vo. pp. 292, with 20 woodcuts, cloth, 68

To those who are curious about their patronymic, it will be found a very instructive and amusing volume--mingling wit and pleasantry, with antiquarian research and historical interest.

An instructive and amusing volume, which ought to be popular. Perhaps no subject is more curious than the history of proper names. llow few persons are there who have not on one occasion or other been struck with the singular names which have fallen under their own observation, and who have not sought for the information as to their origin? Yet we know of no work of any value, much more a popular work, which treats on the subject. Mr. Lower has written a very good and well-arranged book, which we can with confidence recommend to our

readers."- Archæologist. 144 APPLICATION of Heraldry to the illustration of various

University and Collegiate Antiquities, by H. A. WOODHAM,
Esq. 4to. Part I, coloured plate, and 30 cuts of arms, 6s
Part II, coloured plate, and 2 woodcuts, 38 6d

(Camb. Antiq. Soc.) 145 A GENERAL Armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland;

comprising a Registry of all Armorial Bearings, from the earliest to the present time, by J. BURKE, Esq. and J. B. BURKE, Esq., royal 8vo. THIRD EDITION, with Supplement, 1200 pages, in double columns, illuminated title-page, cloth, £1. 18 (pub. at 2. 28)

The most useful book on Heraldry extant; it embodies all the arms of Guillim, Edmondson, Robson, Berry, and others, prefaced by a history of the art.


146 A GENEALOGICAL and Heraldic History of the Extinct

and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland, by J. BURKE, Esq. and J. B. BURKE, Esq., medium 8vo. SECOND EDITION, 638 closely printed pages, in double columns, with about 1000 arms engraved on wood, fine portrait of James I., and illuminated title-page, extra cloth, 10s (pub. at £1.8s)

This work, which has engaged the attention of the Authors for several years, comprises nearly a thousand families, many of them amongst the most ancient and eminent in the kingdom, each carried down to its representative or representatives still existing, with elaborate and minute details of the alliances, achievements, and fortunes, generation after generation, from the earliest to the latest period. The work is printed to correspond precisely with the last edition of Mr. Burke's Dictionary of the Existing Peerage and Baronetage; the armorial bearings are en. graved in the best style, and are incorporated with the text as in that

work. 147 PEDIGREES of the Nobility and Gentry of Hertfordshire,

by WILLIAM BERRY, late and for fifteen years Registering Clerk in the College of Arms, Author of the “ Encyclopædia Heraldica,” &c. &c. folio, (only 125 printed), boards, £3. 10s-reduced to £1. 58

“ These Collections of Pedigrees will be found of great utility, though not of sufficient proof in themselves to establish the claims of kindred set forth in them: but affording a ready clue to such necessary proof whenever it should be required, by pointing out the places of nativity, baptism, marriages, and burials, and such other legal documents, as localities will otherwise afford, and the modern entries in the Herald's College, are of no better authority, requiring the very same kind of proof for legal purposes. This observation wil perhaps silence the illnatured remarks which have emanated from that quarter: and it is selfevident that the printing of 250 copies is a much safer record than one manuscript entry there, which might easily be destroyed.”—Preface.



148 A HAND-BOOK to Lewes in Sussex, Historical

and Descriptive, with Notices of the Recent Discoveries at the Priory, by MARK ANTONY LOWER, 12mo. many

engravings, cloth, 2s 149 THE HISTORY of the Town of Gravesend in Kent, and of

the Port of London, by R. P. CRUDEN, late Mayor of Gravesend, royal 8vo. 37 fine plates and woodcuts, a very

handsome volume, cloth, 1843, reduced from £1. 88 to 108 150 HISTORY and Antiquities of Dartford, in Kent, with In

cidental Notices of the Places in its Neighbourhood, by J. DUNKIN, Author of the “History of the Hi dreds of Bullington and Ploughley in Oxfordshire ;"“History of Bicester;" “ History of Bromley,' &c. 8vo. 17 plates, cloth, (only 250 printed), 218


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