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NOTES AND QUERIES. [11 s. ix. JUNE 6, 1914.

AUTHOR OF QUOTATION WANTED. Will any one kindly help me to find the author of the subjoined lines ?

Some are blessed with prayer denied, And some are cursed with granted favours. In ' Antony and Cleopatra,' II. i., the poet lias thoughts similar, which perhaps have suggested the two lines.


' ANECDOTES OF SOME DISTINGUISHED PERSONS.' I have a book called ' Anecdotes of some Distinguished Persons, chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding Centuries,' in 2 vols., small 8vo, second edition, " Lon- don : Printed for T. Cadell, Jun., and W. Davies, 1795." Will any one tell me who was the compiler of this book ? When did it first come out ? Did it comprise more than these two volumes ?


Yspytty Vicarage, Bettws-y-Coed.

AN OXFORD COPTIC DICTIONARY. Arnold of Rugby, in a letter to Chevalier Bunsen, 23 Aug., 1839 (Stanley's ' Life,' vol. ii. p. 161. 3rd ed.), says :

" It was sad to me to find that he [Peyron at Turin] too had a lively sense of the grievous ignorance of English writers on points of philo logy. He mentioned to me with dismay, and read to me extracts from, a Coptic Dictionary lately published, proh pudor ! at Oxford, which I had never seen, or even heard of the writer's name, nor do I remember it now but it was

worthy to rank with 's extravagances about

the Keltic languages."

Were Arnold living now he would know that Oxford has long since removed the stigma of philological ignorance. But who was the luckless author of the Coptic Dictionary who thus excited his and Peyron's dismay ?

J. B. McGovERN. St. Stephen's Rectory, C.-on-M., Manchester

THE ' BON GAULTIER BALLADS ' AND KENNY MEADOWS. The first issue of these well-known parodies appeared in 1845, the title-page announcing that it was " illus- trated by Alfred Crowquill " ; the names of Leech and Doyle were added in 1849. * Eng- lish Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century,' by " Graham Everitt " (William Rodgers Richardson), 1893, has this foot-note on p. 358 :

"There is a scarce edition of the 'Bon Gaul tier Ballads,' which contains some unacknowledged tail- pieces, &c., by Kenny Meadows ; in all subsequent editions they are omitted : why, we know not."

Can the precise date of the edition thus additionally illustrated by Kenny Meadows be given ? W. B. H.


newspaper cutting dated 1835 occurs the following :

'At Beccles, Suffolk, on Nov. 14th, 1835, Mr. Robert William Folkard passed away in the 35th year of his age. He was remarkable both as a

S>rtrait painter and also as a delineator of animals, any of his paintings have realized considerable sums of money, and he must be classed in the first rank of East Anglian painters."

Can any reader of ' N. & Q.' tell me whether his name is still remembered, and what position he takes as an artist ?


Unthank Road, Norwich.

" EGOISM " v. " EGOTISM." The term " egoism " seems to have taken the place of " egotism. "Why ? E. L. H. TEW.

[Among the queries for the great Oxford Die" tionary appearing in * N. & Q.' for 7 July, 1888 (7 S. vi. 7), was one from DR. HENRY BRADLEY relating to the insertion of the t in egoism. The section of the Dictionary containing egoism, egotism, and related words was published in 1891. The Dictionary says that egotism is from ego-\~i*m, " with intrusive t as in agiotage." Addison in The Spectator (1714) is the earliest authority cited for both egotism and egotist, but the earliest quotations for egoism and egoist are from Reid in 1785.]

ALEXANDER SMITH'S ' DREAMTHORP.' Can any reader of ' X. & Q.' help to explain or trace any of the following passages ? The references are to the pages in Hogben's edition, published by Melrose :

1. A king cannot swagger

Or get drunk like a beggar,

Nor be half so happy as I ! P 21.

2. He broods eternally over his own thought. P. 36.

3. Read Shakespeare as by a flash of lightning.

P. 42.

4. An inch deeper, and you will find the emperor.

P. 48.

5. " A greater crowd would come to see me hanged,'

Cromwell is reported to have said when the populace came forth on a public occasion. -P. 92.

6. If Chaucer was silent at table, as the Countess

of Pembroke reported, the " stain upon his lip was wine." P. 201.

7. The English are a nation of vagabonds; they

have the " hungry heart " that one of their poets speaks about. P. 2C4.


COLOUR-PRINTING c. 1820. A folio volume of 1822 has a long title, which I somewhat abridge :

" A Selection of Views in Egypt, Palestine, Rhodes, Italy, Minorca, and Gibraltar, from the Original Drawings by the Rev. C. Willyams, with descriptions in English and French.' 5