Those of our readers who take an interest in the writings of our early dramatists will be glad to learn that the Rev. Alexander Dyce has at length completed, in three volumes, his long-looked-for edition of The Dramatic Works of Kit Marlowe.
Such of our clerical friends as have in their churches a peal of bells which, at the will of the ringers,
“Speak the loud language of a mighty knell,”
and who must, therefore, sometimes be painfully convinced of the ill practices which occasionally grow up in the belfry, will thank us for calling their attention to the Practical Remarks on Belfries and Ringers, lately published, by the Rev. H.T. Ellacombe, in which they will find some useful hints for the correction of such abuses.
We have received the following Catalogues:—
D. Nutt (270. Strand), Select Catalogue of Classical
Williams and Norgate (14. Henrietta Street, Covent Garden), Verzeichniss der Buecher, Landkarten etc welche vom Juli bis zum December neu erschienen oder neu aufgelegt worden sind. (Catalogue of Books, Maps, &c. published in German between July and December 1849.)
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BOOKS AND ODD VOLUMES
WANTED TO PURCHASE.
(In continuation of Lists in Former Nos.)
ARCHAEOLOGIA. Vol. III. (A liberal price will be given for sheet C, pp. 9-16.)
TODD’S JOHNSON’S DICTIONARY. 4to. 1819-20.
Last Part, SU to Z, with the
Titles, preface, &c.
BARBAULD’S BRITISH NOVELIST. ZELUCO, Vol.
II.; and FEMALE QUIXOTE, Vol.
TATLER (LINTOT’S Edition.) London, 1743.
All the Volumes after the
Spectator. (Whittaker’s Edition.) London, 1827. With Portraits. Vol. II.
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NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.
FOLK LORE. We have received several letters, begging us to open our columns to the reception of articles and notes on our fast-fading FOLK LORE, and reminding us what good service The Athenaeum did when it consented to receive communications of that interesting subject. We acknowledge with gratitude—for the point is one very interesting to us—the readiness with which The Athenaeum listened to the suggestions of a Correspondent, and what benefits resulted to that interesting branch of Archaeological study, when that influential journal consented to devote a portion of its valuable space to the reception of such notices. We at once, therefore, accede to the suggestions of our Correspondent; and, following the example of our widely circulated contemporary, take this opportunity of assuring our now numerous readers that any contributions illustrative of The Folk Lore of England, the Manners, Customs, Observances, Superstitions, Ballads, Proverbs, &c. of the Olden Time, will always find welcome admission to our pages. We think, too, we may venture to promise that such communications shall be illustrated, when they admit of it, from the writings of the continental antiquaries.