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The Chaucer Society are about the episode of an LONDOx, January 1, 1870. early French Chronicle belonging to the National I OMITTED at the proper time to record the death Library at Stockholm, from which Chancer drew the of William Fishburn Donkin, the Savilian Profes- "Man of Law's Tale of Constance.” The Swedish sor of Astronomy in Oxford, who departed life some authorities have set the rather dangerous precedent weeks since at the early age of 55. Let me to-day of sending the precious MS. Chronicle over here. It repair this omission by quoting a sketch traced by is now in custody of the keeper of manuscripts in a friendly hand of his admirable character: "For the British Museum. The Chaucer Society might more than five-and-twenty years his health was as well have sent some scribe or photographer to failing, and if ove listened to him and watched him Stockholm to copy the MS., as to have encouraged one could not help thinking of a chained eagle, the Swedish authorities to expose the MS. to the shaking his powerful wings in his small and perils of a sea and a land journey. mouldering cage, and striving for release. His The “Athenæum," speaking of Mrs. A. D. T. was a mind of piercing strength, a soul of rare Whitney's “ Hitherto," which Messrs. Sampson beauty, a heart of deep gentleness. With all his Low & Co. have republished on this side, says: kindness and heartiness for those who came near " Thanks to the ever-increasing facilities of comhim, how little he seemed to care for things below! munication, and to the enterprise of some of our He cared for knowledge, not for the sake of display, publishers, we are beginning to have something but for the satisfaction of possessing it. As a like a regular supply of American novels of the mathematician few, I believe, ranked higher than second or third class. Our own writers of a simihe; and where at Oxford, or anywhere else, could lar calibre need not disdain to study these stories, one find another man so familiar with all the oldest for they will find in them a certain freshness wbieh and all the newest problems of philosophy, so really is wanting to many of the three-volume novels foud of his classics, so perfectly at home in modern which come forth every season to describe the Jiterature, so full of admiration for the great works manners and customs of our own happy land. The of art, eo devoted to Beethoven and Schumann? He writers of American stories are rough and ready; played Bach's fugues at Oxford in days when no they take the ore from the busy working classes, one else played, his audience consisting of wonder- and hammer it out into vigorous characters and ing Heads of Houses. He attended public lectures homely pathos. There are more advantages in when hardly any one else did; but his presence this process than in the practice, by no means unmade up for the absence of many people. What a common in novels which treat of Bond-street, of loss his loss has been, not only pow, but for nearly writing about fashionable life without having had all his life; and yet a loss for us only, not to him: the least acquaintance with the society' which we for he lived his life, such as it was, cheerfully; he profess to depict.” enjoyed its blessings like a child, and performed Cambridge has accepted Sir Peregrine Maitland's its duties like a man. Seldom came there a com- offer to found a prize for an English Essay on some plaint from his lips, never a breath of envy when subject connected with the propagation of the Gos. others, vastly beneath him, rose to honors and pel, through missionary exertions, in India and wealth. Never shall I forget the expression of his other parts of the heathen world ; the subject seface when, not many weeks ago, he spoke of a book lected for the essay is : “The Portuguese Missions on acoustics, of which he had printed the first part, to Southern India in the Sixteenth Century, with and which, he said, he should have liked to see special reference to the Syrian Christians, and to published at once, because some one else was go- modern missionary effort in that quarter.” The ing to publish a work on the same subject. And subject for Greek verse of one of Sir Wm. Browse's then he smiled, but there was no bitterness in his gold medals is, “ In obitum viri clarissimi Georgii smile; and he spoke like one looking down already Peabody Threnodia." An interesting experiment is from a higher world upon this life, and its schemes about to be made at Cambridge to furnish improved and disappointments. He, indeed, if any one, was educational advantages to women. It was justly ready to go; and though we shall long miss him, considered that a town which contained so many we may think of him as one to whom to die was trained and practised teachers must afford unusual but to slip the fetters that had so long galled the facilities for education. Accordingly, Professors pinions of his mind.”

Adams, C. C. Babington, Cayley, Liveing, Maurice, The attempt made here, or rather in Scotland, to and about twenty other Fellows and tutors, and collect contributions to a monument to Hegel at lecturers of the University, have formed themBerlin, has miscarried. The whole amount col- selves into a general committee to make the experilected here is £73, 3s. 6d., which Dr. Stirling has ment. These and other gentlemen will lectore remitted to Prof. E. Maetzner, Berlin, who acts for on English history, English language and literature, the German committee. The latter hope to collect Latin, Greek, German, French, algebra and the money enough to erect a full length statue of Hegel principles of arithmetic, practical arithmetic, geoat Berlin; but if they are disappointed, they will metry, logic, political economy, botany, geology erect a colossal bust on a granite socket. They and physical geography, chemistry, harmony and have already in hand a sufficient amount of money thorough bass, and the theory of sound in its ap(3000 thalers) to carry out the last mentioned plication to music. The lectures will for the most scheme.

part commence in the first week in February, and Thirty years since some gentlemen of the north- will be delivered twice a week between 2 and 5 eastern counties of Scotland established at Aber- o'clock P. M. They will be open to any woman not deen a club, which they called the Spalding Club, under seventeen upon the payment of one guinea for the publication of the historical, genealogical, for each course of lectures. topographical, and literary remains of those coun “Doctor's Day” was celebrated as usual the other ties. The Bannatyne, Maitland, and Camden Clubs, day by recitations in the morning, and in the evenand the Surtees Society, were the models on which ing by a dinner in Merchant Tailors' Company. it was organized. The members had for some time Hall. Among the guests was the Lord Mayor, who, past considered the objects for which it was estab- in giving the health of “The Master of the Mer lished to be accomplished, and had determined to chant Tailors' Company," declared “the days of dissolve it. At its last general meeting this reso. Latin and Greek were vumbered." This rather lution was carried into effect.

reckless assertion drew forth a good many sharp

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