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nants. The accents are almost entirely left out : but by Jortin), Albert Dürer and Guil. Budé. Among there is one clear case of a circumflex. Corrections eminent names of writers may be specified Benedictus are often added by the writer in smaller letters above Arias Montanus, Bonav. Vulcanius, Jan Gruter, Frid. the line.

Sylburg, Juste Lipse, Andr. Schott; of British The fragments cover five connected passages, in all worthies Humphrey Lhwyd, Dan. Rogers, William about one tenth of the Politics : viz. III c. 1 $ 54 Camden, Robert and Hugh Owen, William Soon, c. 2 & 3, 12750 13–633 : c. 4 $S 1-12, 12766 17— John Dee, Richard Mulcaster, William Charke the 12776 1: : C. 5 & 6-c. 10 & 5, 1278a 24-12810 37 : famous Puritan, Thomas Penny, Richard Hacluyt, c. 15 & 12 to the end of book III., followed by c. 1 John Johnston of St. Andrews. Volume ii, con$31–5 of book iV (now often reckoned book vi), tainining letters relating to the Dutch Church, will 12866 16—12886 37; lastly c. 4 & 2-c. 5 § 4 of this appear later. The first volume, a stately quarto, same book vi (IV), 1290a 36--12926 20.

printed at the Pitt Press, has summaries prefixed to It would be natural to expect that such considerable the letters, critical notes and references at the foot of fragments, older by four centuries than any manu- the page, an introiluction, notes, chiefly biographical, script of the Politics hitherto known to exist, would and indexes. furnish some new readings, or at any rate greatly assist in determining the text. This however is not M. BertheloT, the eminent chemist, who brought the case. In spite of their great age the fragments out a year and a half ago a work on the Origins of abound in errors of every kind ; dittographia, omis. Alchemy, is about to issue by subscription a faithful sion of words and clauses by homoeoteleuton, or other reprint of the oldest known MS. on Alchemy, written accidental causes, and careless orthography. Once in Greek, in the 11th century, from the library of they confirm a conjectural emendation, åorw_III.

San Marco. In aldition to a scientific introduction 5 8 8, 1278a 34, which had been proposed by Peri- and notes by M. Berthelot, there will be a French zonius : they also omit our étattov with the manu. translation and potes: on the Greek text by M. Ch. scripts of one įfamily, in ml. 6 g 3, 12786 22. We Ruelle. The whole work will comprise soine 1200 cannot properly assign the fragments to either of the pages. Only 150 copies will be for sale at a subtwo families, n or , though they side much more scription price of 60 francs. often with n than with n'. Heylbut notes 56 cases of agreement with no, 9 only of agreement with ni. The library of the late M. CHARLES JOURDAIN, Susemihl on the basis of a more exact enumeration

the author of La Philosophic de St. Thomas d'Aquin, makes the numbers 62 to 27. The inference seems of Recherches critiques sur l' Age et l’Origine des Trato be that this codex, or its original, belongs to a

ductions latines d'Aristote, the editor of Abaelard, the period anterior to any sharp distinction between the historian of the University of Paris in the sixteenth manuscripts of the two families.-R. D. Hicks. and seventeenth centuries, will be sold in Paris early

in March. M. Leopold Delisle prefuces the sale MR. J. H. HESSELS, known by his edition of the catalogue with a nemoir of the author, and a list of Salic Laws and by his researches in palaeography and his numerous independent publications or articles the history of printing, has nearly ready for publica- contributed to the Comptes rendus de l'Académie dis tion vol. i of the correspondence preserved in the Inscriptions, and other learned periodicals) M. JourDutch Chnrch, London. This volume contains letters dnin's library was that of a scholar, not of a collector, dating from 1524–1625, nearly all written to or by and, as might be expected, is richest in the depart. Ahr. Ortelius the famous ge grapher and his nephew. ment of mediaeval philosophy and of academical Four earlier letters are by Erasmus (already printed history. Catalogues may be had from Mr. Nutt.

UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE.

OXFORD. The flow of legislation has slackened a speaking, twenty-eight votes for the measure little this term. It has been decided by a came from those interested in the degree in majority of three to one to substitute simple science ; seventy-six non-placets from those rotation for the elaborate cycle which has who thought the term 'Letters' too vaguehitherto determined the course of the proc- distrusted the boards of faculties--and would torship through the colleges. Indian and prefer a doctorate in Arts, to be conferred Colonial universities have been qualitied as on official persons who wish to have it. At candidates for the privileges of affiliated present, those who are not specialists are colleges ; that is, a period of residence at year by year more effectually debarred from one of them may be allowed to compensate the existing doctorate; the faculty of Law for a year of residence at Oxford. The only is even now shutting its doors ; Medicine is other important question was

already professional; and Theology recognises directly affecting literae humaniores. It only the clergy of the Church of England. was proposed that we should, as Cambridge Of course Natural Science will get its new has done, establish a doctorate in Science, degree before long, and so will Literature, and a doctorate in Letters. These degrees whenever there is general agreement on the were to be awarded by Council on application, subject. subject to the decision of the boards of In the intellectual life of the term, the faculties concerned with the subjects. Roughly most remarkable feature is the attention

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given to classical archaeology. The pro- examiners in the pass classical schools. fessorship is indeed vacant, and (it is needless Mr. J. L. Strachan-Davidson, Fellow of to say) the election has already been post- Balliol ; Mr. H. F. Tozer, Fellow of Exeter; poned once or twice; but its value is to be Mr. T. H. Grose, Fellow of Queen's; Mr. increased by the proceeds of a Merton fellow- T. Case, Fellow of Corpus; and Mr. T. H. ship; and meanwhile Mr. L. R. Farnell, Warren, President of Magdalen, have been Fellow of Exeter College, is appointed to elected members of the board of faculties lecture during the vacancy. He announced in literae humaniores. three courses : (1) On the Younger Attic The University Classical Scholarships were School of Sculpture; (2) On the Homeric and awarded at the close of last term, and the Archaic Periods of Greek Art, with reference new regulations for the Craven foundation to the History of Greek Religion ; (3) A had their first trial, there being now Special Course of Practical Exercises in the travelling fellowship open to graduates, and Interpretation of Myths. But he is possibly three scholarships for undergraduates, the eclipsed, in the public eye, by Miss Jane first to go to the Ireland scholar. This fell E. Harrison, who is lecturing to large to Mr. Schulhof, formerly scholar of Trinity audiences on Greek vase-painting. She is at College, Cambridge, and twelfth in the present treating of the Attic myths, of classical tripos of 1881, who was therefore Cecrops and Theseus and the divine and older than any previous Ireland scholar. human persons with whom they had to do. The Hertford now follows the Ireland, with Perhaps it is not a mere coincidence that two days' interval-a deplorable change, Professor Herkomer has been illustrating and which can only diminish the competition, exexplaining tho process of portrait-painting haust the candidates, and make it impossible before his class in the new room at the back to judge their merits accurately. The reof the gallery containing our new collection sults of these examinations are subjoined :of casts from the antique. It

may

be that art ancient and modern is soon to take a

Craven Fellow-D. G. Hogarth, Fellow of Mag

dalen (Winchester). recognised place among our studies. Nor is

Ireland and Craven Scholar-J. M. Schulhof, this all. The professor of poetry continues Exhibitioner of Exeter (S. Paul's). his introductory lectures, illustrated by Craven Scholars-G. G. A. Murray, Scholar of examples of sculpture and painting in ancient

S. John's (Merchant Taylors'); W. Ashburner,

Exhibitioner of Balliol (University College School). and modern poetry.'

Proxime accessit-J. U. Powell, Scholar of Balliol The Regius Professor of Greek-no longer (Cheltenham). Vice-Chancellor—is once more lecturing in

Acccsscrunt -G. C. Richards, Scholar of Balliol Balliol College hall, on Pre-Socratic Philo

(Rugby); H. S. Jones, Scholar of Balliol (Rossall) ;

A. B. Poynton, Scholar of Balliol (Marlborough). sophy. No other man would lecture at one Hertford Scholar-H. S. Jones, Scholar of Balliol o'clock, or get an audience if he did. Mr. (Rossall). Bywater, as reader in Greek, lectures on

Proxime accessit-J. W. Goodrich, Scholar of

Balliol (Charterhouse). Aristotle's Poetics ; the Professor of Latin

Accessit—R. R. Marett, Exhibitioner of Balliol on the Causes of Corruption in Latin Manu- (Victoria College, Jersey). scripts, and on the History of Latin Litera

BALLIOL. ture from the Earliest Times to the end of Scholars—R. J. Walker (S. Paul's); F. G. H. the Second Century B.C. Mr. Robinson Ellis,

Anderson (Bath College) ; R. W. Lee (Rossall) ;

E. J. Palmer (Winchester). as reader in Latin, teaches the art of Latin

Exhibitioners-F. Fletcher (Balliol); R. Carter verse composition, and treats of passages of

(Balliol), Clifton ; A. J. Eagleston (Oxford High Juvenal as modified by recent manuscript School); A. E. Taylor (Kingswood); H. D. Watson research. The Professor of Ancient History

(Harrow). takes as his subject the Roman Republic

QUEEN'S.

Bible Clerk. -G. D. T. Hope, Lancing. from the time of the Gracchi to the Battle of

Exhibitioner.-C. H. Edwards, S. Bees. Actium. Professors Freeman and Sayce are

NEW COLLEGE. away on the shores of the Mediterranean. Scholars.-J. F. Williams, Harrow; A. E. Taylor, Mr. W. W. Capes has unfortunately found Kingswood. himself unable to hold the readership in

Echibitioners.---H. Lambert, Eton ; A. G. V. Peel

(New Coll.), Harrow. Ancient History any longer, and has resigned Winchester Scholars.—E. D. Bewley ; F. C. Drake; it after sixteen years' successful work. E. F. Davidson ; R. T. Warner. Mr. J. C. Wilson, Fellow of Oriel College,

MAGDALEN. has been appointed examiner in the final Demics. —A. S. W. Moore, Lancing; C. W. C. honour school of literae humaniores. Mr.

Hallett, Cheltenham ; J. E. Ferard, Eton ; W. R. S. Ball, Mr. G. Wood, Mr. G. F. Lovell, and

Elliston, Ipswich ; C. C. Inge, Eton.

Exhibitioners.-A. W. Andrews, Charterhouse ; Mr. G. R. Scott, have been appointed H. (. P. Castle, Charterhvust; H. C. Stewart,

Magdalen Coll. Sch. ; W. P. Bond, Merchant
Taylors'

CORPUS CHRISTI.
Scholars.-J. B. S. Barratt, Kingswood ; H. L.
Brackenbury, Leamington ; G. E. A. Grindle, Ken-
sington ; D. Walker, Bradford ; S. E. Winbolt,
Christ's Hospital.
Exhibitioner.-A. J. Fowler, Rugby and Sedbergh.

TRINITY.
Scholars.-R. L. A. Du Pontet, S. Paul's; W. A.
Way, Christ's Hospital ; M. Delevingne, City of
London ; C. G. Hall, Rossall.

Exhibitioners.-H. Marshall, Eton ; A. B. Lowry,
Eton ; G. L. Calderon, Rugby ; C. W. Bell (Trinity),
Durham.

Ford Students.-F. A. S. Lowndes, Canterbury ;
E. T. Packard, Ipswich.

WADHAM.
Scholars.-T. L. Paton, Fettes College ; J. K.
Hudson (Keble), Macclesfield ; A. J. Ford, Sedbergh.

Exhibitioners. - E. H. Pilsbury, Birmingham ;
A. J. Fowler, Rugby and Sedbergh ; G. E. A. Grindle,
Kensington; J. H. G. Wilson, York.

WORCESTER.
Scholars.-E. H. Pilsbury, Birmingham ; H. A. R.
Clark, Merchant Taylors' ; L. D. Wainwright, Man-
chester.

Exhibitioners.-J. Pedder, Bath College ; A. E. Thomas, Bath College ; J. H. Thursfield, Leamington ; F. P. Long, Epsom.

HERTFORD.
Scholars.-L. D. Roberts, Sherborne ; C. D.
Chambers, Harrow; J. M. Kindersley, Repton ;
H. W. Firmstone, Rugby.

(Close) H. W. Plumptre, Harrow; H. A. Counsell, Worcester Cath. Sch.; H. Capel Cure (Hertford Coll.).

FORTHCOMING SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATIONS. A combined examination for open classical scholarships will commence on Wednesday, March 16, 1887, at 9.30 A. M., and end on Saturday, March 19.

Merton College offers two scholarships, one exhibition.

S. John's College offers one scholarship.

Jesus College offers two or three scholarships, one exhibition.

Pembroke College offers two scholarships.

The annual value of a scholarship of Merton, S. John's, and Jesus College is £80; that of the Merton cxhibition, £60 ; that of the Jesus College exhibition, £50.

The scholarships at Pembroke will be worth (1) £100, and about £19 for books, each year ; (2) £90 each year. These last are tenable for four years, the rest for two, with renewal of two more if the colleges are satisfied with the industry and good conduct of the holders. Only persons under nineteen years of age are eligible to the scholarship, except at Pembroke, where there is no limit. There is no limit of age for the exhibitions, but the Merton exhibitioner must be in need of assistance at the university.

Candidates are to call on the Head of one of the four colleges on Tuesday, March 15, between 5 and 7 P.M., bringing certificates of birth and character, and (if members of the university) their matriculation papers. They will be required to state the order of preference in which they place the colleges. Rooms may be had on application before March 19. On June 28 there will be another combined examination, when University, Exeter, Oriel, Brasenose, and Christ Church will offer about fourteen open scholarships and several exhibitions. Lincoln College offers throe classical scholarships and two exhibitions ; the examination commences at 9.30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 19; and there is no limit of age.

Keble College will elect on March 26, 1887, to two classical scholarships, of the value of £80 per annum, tenable for four years. Candidates must be members of the Church of England, and must not have exceeded the age of nineteen years on the day of election. The examination will commence on Tuesday, March 22, and candidates are to call on the Warden on Monday, March 21, after 4 P.M., with testimonials of character and baptismal certificate.

Trinity College will elect a President on March 16, in place of the Head-Master-elect of Rugby, and a Clerical Fellow in the course of the suminer term ; but names for the latter have to be sent in before March 1.

CAMBRIDGE. Chancellor's Medals — 1. C. Williams, Trinity the Annual College Examination. The Examination (Eton); 2. J. L. A. Paton, St. John's (Shrewsbury). will begin on Thursday, 10th March. Names, &c., to Highly distinguished - R. S. Conway, Caius (City be sent in to the Tutor before 5th March. of London) ; Hon. C. M. Knatchbull-Hugessen, Clare College-Six Scholarships, of value ranging King's (Eton); N. Wedd, King's (City of London). from £80 to £40, for Classics, Mathematics, or

Craven Scholarship - N. K. Stephen, Trinity Natural Science ; tenable for one year, but subject (Fettes).

to extension or exchange for Foundation Scholarships. Porson Scholarship-not adjudged.

The Examination will begin on Tuesday, 15th March. COLLEGES.

Names, &c., to be sent to the Tutor before 12th March.

St. Catharine's College-Scholarships, which may FORTHCOMING SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATIONS. be more or less in number, of ies varying from (N.B.-In all the following Examinations, candidates £50 to £20 for Classics or Mathematics. The Exmust be under 19 years of age.)

amination will begin on Tuesday, 26th April. Names, Trinity Hall—Six Minor Scholarships for Classics &c., to be sent in to the Tutor before 22nd April. or Mathematics, one of £80, one of £60, and the rest (The results of Scholarship Examinations at of £30 ; tenable for one year, but capable of being Cambridge will be given in next number.) exchanged for a Foundation Scholarship at the end THE CAMBRIDGE PhiloLOGICAL SOCIETY. — Dr. of that time. The Examination will begin on Jackson continucs president for the present year. Wednesday, 9th March. Candidates must send in The Public Orator is the new vice-president, and the their names, with testimonials of good conduct, and Master of Trinity joins the Council. The executive certificates of birth, to the Tutor before 2nd March. remains as beforc, Dr. Peile being treasurer and Dr.

Magdalene College—Two Scholarships of £80, one Postgate and Mr. Gill as secretaries. The reformed for Classics, the other for Mathematics, and one pronunciation of Latin, which has occupied the Scholarship of £40 for Classics, or Mathematics ; Society during a great part of the last year, has passed tenable for two years certain, and capable of extension from the stage of theory to that of practice. The and augmentation in accordance with the results of scheme, as approved by the Society, has been published at a nominal price by the Society's publishers, Messrs. Trübner and Co. It has also been circulated amongst the head-masters at the late Conference, and copies have been sent to the Oxford Philological Society with a view to future combined action. In Cambridge itself a representative committee is engaged in considering the steps to be taken for the general introduction of the reforined pronunciation into Cambridge at the beginning of the Michaelmus terin : and it is hoped that this will result in its unaniinous adoption throughout the university.

As regards the communications made to the Society, Mr. Tucker, Professor of Classics in the University of Melbourne, seut a number of ingenious emendations of the Oedipus Coloncus, the Helena, and the Phoenissae and of Solon, eis éautóv. In the well-known crux of Aesch. Ag. 1143, he suggests édes de tépuovos Tax'éurenw kaxwv. On Feb. 17, Dr. Paley road a paper questioning the usual translation of åpinui in John xiv. 27, Mark xii. 19, Luke vii. 49, and Mr. Magnússon read a suggestive paper on misunderstood passages in the Hávamál-Elder Edda.

OBITUARY. HENRI JORDAN.—In the Wochenschrift für Klas- in 1822 it or near Keswick, where his family had been sische Philologie, No. 1, 1877, Dr. E. Hübner gives an settled for several generations. Soon after his birth account of this distinguished scholar, who died on his father was presented to the living of Great November 10th last at Königsberg, from the effects of Musgrave in Westmorland, and he was sent to an operation.

Appleby Grammar School, from which he proceeded He was descended from an old family, belonging to to Sedbergh. the French colony in Berlin, where he was born Here he was contemporary with the late W. M. September 30th, 1833. He studied partly at Bonn, Gunson of Christ's College, like himself a Cumberland attracted there by Ritschl, but principally at Berlin, man, and an intimacy was formed between them and always regarded Moriz Haupt as his principal which developed into a friendship only to be broken teacher. In 1867 he was appointed professor of by the sad death of Mr. Gunson a few years ago. classical philology at Königsberg. Hübner speaks From Sedbergh Mr. Heslop entered Queen's College, warmly of the affection and respect with which he Oxford as a tabarder on the old foundation, and was was regarded by his pupils and his friends.

specdily recognized as a scholar of unusual promise His chief works were Cato's Fragments, Leipzig, by his private tutor, Mr. W. Linwood. His exami1860 ; Scriptores historias Aupstae (with Eyssen- nation in the schools which gained him a place in the hardt), 1861; text of Sallust, 1866, 1876 ; the third first class of 1816 was remarkably brilliant, and edition, delayed by the discovery of new fragınents,' brought him at once into prominent notice. For a will shortly appear; Formn urbis Romae, 1874 ; while he was assistant master at Rossall, and after Topographie der Stadt Rom, Berlin, Weidmann, vol. this he resideil as fellow and tutor of Queen's. Then ii. 1871 ; vol. i. pt. 1, 1878 ; part 2, 1885 ; part 3 he married, and accepted the small college living of and a monograph on the forum remain unfinished; Knights Enham, from which he moved in 1854 to Kritische Beiträge zur Geschichte der lat. Sprache, the head-mestership of St. Bces. Here he remained Berlin, 1879. He also contributed larg-ly to classical for twenty-five years, working with great success upon and archaeological journals, articles, some of thein in the somewhat unpromising material that the free Italian, on the religion, art, architecture, topography foundation brought to his hand. In 1879 he was of Rome ; on early Latin, anıl cognate dialects, not left a widower. A new scheme for the management neglecting Greek authors, as Simonides of Amorgos, of the school was just abjut to come into operation, Theognis, Lysias.

and Canon Heslop-for he had been appointed Hon. Hiibner hopes that these scattered articles, the Canon of Carlisle 1875-resigneil the head. work of one who has left deep traces on German mastership to take up the living of Church Oakley scholarship, will be collected.

which was offered hiin by his old college. Jordan's specialty was the topography of Rome, Beyond some anonyinyus theological essays and and on that subject he was the first authority. But papers iu mugazines put forth at Oxford, his published perhaps his critical edition of Sallust is the most works are but two, the well-known editions of the familiar of his works to English students. In three Olynth ac and Philippic Orations and of the de Falsa or four articles in Hermes he determined the relative Legatione in the Catena Classicorum Series. But he value of the more important MSS. in a way that has was an indefatigable worker. In midelle age he taught not been seriously questioned, and in the edition that hiinself German for the sake of gaining access to the followed he for the first time gave a trustworthy stores of scholarship laid up in that language, and he collation of them.

read and annotated and translated his favourite

authors again and again. Much of this work was ERNEST DESJARDINS, born 30 September, 1823, done with a view to eventual publication, but he could died 22 October, 1886. In the Revus Historique, xii. not bring himself to put forth to the world anything (1887), pp. 101-105, Camille Jullian pays a short that seemed to himself imperfect. His keen critical

hommage' to this eminent epigraphist and geo- faculty and his fastidious taste were mercilessly grapher. 'Sans entrer dans le détail de sa vie, dans exercised on his own writings, and repeated revisions ceux de ses dix missions en Italie et dans la péninsule failed to bring with them that sense of perfection des Balkans, dans l'analyse de ses travaux comme without which he would not publish. professeur, comme éditeur des ouvres de Borglıési, de He has left much manuscript, and among it there la table de Pentinger, des Additamenta au Corpus, de is a corrected and enlarged edition of his Demosthenes, la géographie administrative et politique de la Gaule virtually a new book, which is almost ready for the romaine, comme membre de l'Institut, nous avons press. This, it is hoped, together with some transsimplement voulu marquer les services qu'il a rendus lations and notes on various portions of different à la science et à ses élèves. Nous aurions voulu qu'il authors may before long be brought out by his son, a nous fût possible aussi de faire connître l'homme, former scholar of Christ's College. It would indeed son esprit, sa bonne graco, sa bonté.

Tous ses

be a pity if the learning accumulated by so exact and élèves en conserveront l'ineffaçable souvenir.'

fine a judgment and so retentive a memory should

die with him, and leave but two little books behind GEORGE HENRY HESLOP, who died on th: 30th of to mark the place he held in the estimation of Jannary, at Oakley Rectory, Basingstoke, was born classical scholars.

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REPORTS.

ARCHAEOLOGY.

The Classical Departments of the British island, application has been made again and Museum are, as most of us are probably again to the Treasury for a grant to excavate, aware, endowed annually by our art-loving but all to no purpose. In 1881 a small Treasury with a modest allowance for the private subscription was placed at Mr. Newpurchase of antiquities; and by the muni- ton's disposal, which enabled him to procure ficence of private benefactors the sum of the an important representative collection of annual acquisitions usually represents a con. Cypriote pottery, but with this small excepsiderable accession of interesting and valuable tion nothing was for a long time done. We objects. But few are probably acquainted neither dug ourselves nor permitted others with the details of these acquisitions. A to dig. At length in despair at this dog-inreport is drawn up, it is true, each year, and the manger policy the local government presented towards June to the House of arranged to issue permits to private indiCommons, whence it is issued in the form of riduals to dig under certain conditions, and a Parliamentary Blue Book : thus many of from that time till now the ancient sites the new treasures must in any case remain have been scratched at by all kinds of practically unknown for at least a year or speculators with whom scientific results more. As moreover this form of literature

were as a general rule neglected in favour of is not of such absorbing interest as to com- coinmercial considerations. It is true that wand a wide circulation, something further in most cases the pottery of Cyprus does not appears to be required to keep the public present much variety, and the collection informed of their possessions. In this already in the British Museum is fairly respect even Germany is better off than representative ; but every now and again a ourselves; for the Archäologische Zeitung has good thing turns up which has to be bought for several years past given a compte rendu at an advanced price from the finder, unless, of the British additions side by side with in deed, he can obtain a still longer price those of the Berlin Museum : this, however, from the foreign museums, to which it is of is at best but a dry extract from a dry course with lamentable impartiality offered. report. What is wanted seems to be a This question has a peculiar interest for full monthly statement of acquisitions, and

us just at the present; for the first time a for this purpose I propose to avail myself of site has been discovered, at Poli-tis-Chrythe monthly issue of the Classical Review to sokhou, which has given results belonging to, keep subscribers au courant with the anti- and worthy of, the best period of Greek art. quities of the National Collection, and,

There are

now in the British Museum, wherever possible, with the important three objects from this site which are each additions to the principal local museums. of them in their way gems of the first

As a first instalment a report is berewith water; the one is a silver ring 'on which in given which embraces the whole of the place of bezel a golden fly has alighted : a accessions of the past year.

It is a melan

fly of such wonderful truth to nature, and choly fact that the grant for purchases has yet such cunning skill, that even that prince of late been steadily decreasing in inverse of goldsmiths, Signor Giuliano, to whom I ratio to the growing difficulty experienced showed it, pronounces it a marvel of his in obtaining works of Greek and Roman art. With this comes a charming little art from abroad. Not only is the export of alabastron, an exact terra-cotta imitation of antiquities everywhere either jealously re- the alabaster ointment vases froin which it stricted or absolutely forbidden, but English takes its name, decorated with two wild excavators, except in one or two isolated Maenads in polychrome colours on a white instances, can no longer obtain even reason- ground, and signed by (P)asiades. This able terms on which to conduct scientific

1 It is only fair to say that the excavations recently research.

conducted in Cyprus on behalf of the German InstiEven where we have the opportunity of tute by Herr Duemmler, of which a valuable account digging on our own soil, our impecunious is given in the Alittheilungen xi. pp. 209–262, are a condition is a hopeless bar The instance of

sigual exception to this rule. Herr Richter too, in Cyprus is the most striking case in point.

his various speculative operations has often contrived

tu harinonize the interests of science with those of Ever since the British occupation of that his numerous einployers.

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