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Cover Frontispiece Title Preface Preface Illustrations Contents Contents Contents Contents Memoriam  i  ii  —  —  iii  iv  v  vi  vii  viii  ix  x  xi  xii  xiii  xiv  xv  xvi  —  —  xvii  xviii  xix  xx  xxi  xxii  xxiii  xxiv  xxv  xxvi  xxvii  xxviii  xxix  xxx  xxxi  xxxii  xxxiii  xxxiv  xxxv  xxxvi  xxxvii  xxxviii  —  —  xxxix  xl  xli  xlii  xliii  — 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039 040 041 042 043 044 045 046 047 048 049 050 051 052 053 054 055 056 057 058 059 060 061 062 063 064 065 066 067 068 069 070 071 072 073 074 075 076 077 078 079 080 081 082 083 084 085 086 087 088 089 090 091 092 093 094 095 096 097 098 099 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340

CONTENTS.


JOSEPH KNIGHT.

His father and mother—His education—His first poem—"King of the College"—Joins Edward Hewitt in founding a Mechanics' Institute in Leeds—Gives a lecture before the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society on 'The Fairies of English Poetry' —His marriage—Leaves for London—Succeeds J. A. Heraud as dramatic critic of The Athenæum—Banquet to the Comédie Franchise—Reviews the French Academy's Dictionary in The Athenæum—Also 'Hypnerotomachia Poliphili'—Writes obituary notice of Philip James Bailey—His sonnet 'Love's Martyrdom'—Becomes Editor of Notes and Queries—Dramatic critic of The Daily Graphic and of The Globe—Contributions to the 'Dictionary of National Biography'—Writes Life of Rossetti—'The Bannerman's Lament'—Writes article on Cyrano de Bergerac for The Fortnightly Review—His "Sylvanus Urban" papers in The Gentleman's Magazine—His friendship for the publisher Mr. Andrew Chatto—Writes in The Idler on the Laureateship —Sunday evenings with the Marstons—Dramatic profession give him a dinner—His sorrow at the death of F. G. Stephens—His death—Tributes to his memory Pp. i-xliii

John Rippon, D.D.—George Bentley—Samplers—The unstamped Press—A centenarian1-10

CHAPTER II.

Literary Jubilees and Celebrations—The Daily NewsThe Guardian—First London halfpenny newspaper—Blackwood's MagazineThe Gentleman's Magazine—John Rylands Library11-34

CHAPTER III.

HISTORY OF 'NOTES AND QUERIES.'

William John Thoms—Photography: first specimens—Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862—Death of Duke of Wellington—Times memoir—Did Wellington and Nelson meet?—Death of the Prince Consort—Death of Charles Wentworth Dilke—Dr. Doran— Death of James Yeowell—Austin Dobson contributes a Rondeau—Death of Turle—Funeral—Knight becomes Editor—Dilke and Thoms "book-stalling"—Thoms loves books, but can "handle the gloves"—Banquet to him—Hyde Clarke—Dante Rossetti—Gabriel Rossetti—Mr. R. H. Thornton's 'Jubilee Greeting' and list of deceased contributors35-56


CHAPTER IV.

THE COWPER CENTENARY.

Cowper's sensitive temperament—His terrible lines—John Newton's influence beneficial—Happy years at Olney—His gratitude to Mrs. Unwin and Lady Hesketh—His last poem, 'The Castaway'—His death—Why the name is pronounced Cooper "The cup that cheers"—Cowper anticipated—Maitland on Cowper's works in America—Newton's preface—Dr. Morgan on John Gilpin—Origin of "God moves in a mysterious way"—Portraits of Cowper and of his mother—Letters sold at Sotheby's57-73


War Correspondents—The National Flag—Vanishing London—The United Free Church of Scotland—Downing Street—King Edward VII.'s Title in Scotland—The ninth Jubilee of Glasgow University 74-94


Civil List Pensions95-145


CHAPTER VII.

THE BEVIS MARKS BICENTENARY.

First Synagogue in England—"Gates of Hope" School—The "House of Life"—First Hebrew book published in England—'Jewish Portraits' by Lady Magnus—Halevi's 'Songs of Faith and Hope'—Jewish Historical Society—Rebecca in 'Ivanhoe'— David Salomons—Moses Montefiore—Baron Rothschild—Medal to Lord John Russell—Efficiency of Jewish schools—Jewish ethics146-160


The Leisure Hour—W. & R. Chambers—Cassell & Co.—Clifford's Inn—Owens College Jubilee—Newspapers at the time of the Coronation of Queen Victoria—Chorley's Hymn on the birth of King Edward VII.—The British Academy: charter granted by the King—Philip James Bailey161-178


The GlobeThe Field—Lord Brougham's reported death in 1839—First Christmas card—Longest telegram—'The Newspaper Press Directory'—The Daily Telegraph 179-199


The Saturday Review—G. J. Holyoake—Elizabeth Barrett Browning—The Post Office 200-225


His father—First poem—Visits Italy—Marries Mary Storer Potter—Her death—He considers his poetic career finished—'Voices of the Night'—Marries Frances Elizabeth Appleton—Death of his father—Great success of 'Hiawatha'—Death of his second wife—His last visit to Europe—Enthusiastic reception in England—Visits Tennyson—Returns home—Children celebrate his birthday—Death and funeral—Sorrow in America and England—Bust in the Abbey226-240


The City Press—The Thames Embankment—London's roll of fame—Black Friday—Goschen converts the 3 per Cents—Dr. Reginald R. Sharpe—Guildhall Library—Lord Mayor's precedence—City Temple pulpit—Report on Coronation privileges—The Fire Brigade241-259


Hodgson & Sons—Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge—Puttick & Simpson—Earl Howe's Shakespeare Quartos and Folios—The Indian Mutiny—The Bookseller—Trade Dinners—The Simpkins— Longmans—John Murray—Smith, Elder & Co.—Macmillans Richard Bentley—George Bentley—Blackwoods—John Camden Hotten—Henry Bohn—Quaritch—the Sotherans—Frederic Norgate—The Lockwoods—Nicholas Trübner260-286


CHAPTER XIV.

JOSEPH WOODFALL EBSWORTH.

His godfather Woodfall—His father becomes a bookseller in Edinburgh—Young Ebsworth's recollections of Scott, O'Connell, and Queen Victoria's first visit to Edinburgh—Exhibits his views of Edinburgh at the Scottish Academy—Death of Hugh Miller—Ebsworth contributes to Hogg's Instructor and Bradshaw's Magazine—Goes to Glasgow School of Design—Goes to Cambridge—Friendships with Ellicott, Kingsley, and others—His ordination—Buries an unbaptized child—Wins the hearts of the gipsies—His marriage—Becomes Vicar of Molash—His friend John Muir Wood—Retires from Molash and devotes himself to Ballad history—Death of his wife—His 'Cavalier Lyrics'—His death—His love for his father and mother—His connexion with the Hill family—Ebsworth on Rossetti, Byron, F. W. Robinson, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Hazlitt, 'Astarte,' Mrs. Oliphant, George Gilfillan, Omar Khayyam, and the Brontës—Letters from the Brontës' father—Ebsworth on Macaulay—Contributions to the 'Dictionary of National Biography' Star and Garter dinner—Dedicates 'Roxburghe Ballads' to Queen —Halliwell-Phillipps—J. P. Collier—Bibliography—His MSS.—Last words289-325