Joseph Knight.Knight, beloved of all readers of 'N. & Q.' In the number for November 18th, 1905, appeared an article from the pen of the last named, entitled 'London, Bohemian, Convivial, and Gastronomic.'
In closing these short reminiscences I most cordially wish Mr. Harold Hodge a brilliant future for the far-famed Saturday Review.
GEORGE JACOB HOLYOAKE.
1906, Mar. 10.
Charles Bradlaugh on the death of Orsini.Well can I remember going with my father to hear Iconoclast (Charles Bradlaugh) give an address on the occasion of the death of the death of Orsini, in which he fiercely attacked the French Emperor. There was much disorder when Bradlaugh complained that there were detectives present.'Tyrannicide.' The 'Dictionary of National Biography' mentions that he was secretary to the fund started to defend Mr. E. Truelove for publishing a defence of Orsini's attempt to assassinate Napoleon III. Among those who publicly subscribed were Harriet Martineau, John Stuart Mill, and Prof. F. W. Newman. I have this pamphlet, entitled 'Tyrannicide,' with a collection of others on the same subject. These I showed to Holyoake one Sunday when he came to visit me at my house at Streatham. He was greatly interested, and told me that the pamphlet 'Tyrannicide' had been offered to him, giving me his reasons for not publishing it. He, however, published a translation of Pyat's 'Letter to the Parliament and the Press.'
Bradlaugh lectured as Iconoclast to shield himself in his weekday employment, and he made use of the name until his first contest at Northampton in 1868.
Mrs. Holyoake Marsh tells me that her father's pseudonym on The Leader newspaper (about 1850) was "Ion": " My father never lectured under the name of 'Ion.' Bradlaugh was Iconoclast."
Holyoake's charm of manner.I should like to say one word as to Holyoake's great charm of manner. He was a perfect gentleman, as all will testify who enjoyed his friendship.
[This was in reply to Mr. Harry Hems, who thought that Holyoake had taken the name of "Iconoclast."]Mr. Richard Welford.Mr. Richard Welford on the 14th of April following stated that the whole of the circumstances relating to the prosecution for the publication of 'Tryannicide' appear on pp. 352–61 of 'Memoirs of a Social Atom,' published by Hutchinson & Co. in 1903. The author of these 'Memoirs' was the writer of the famous pamphlet—my old friend Mr. W. E. Adams, for many years editor of The Newcastle Chronicle, and an occasional contributor to 'N. & Q.'