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Memorials of London and London Life' in the Thirteenth,
What would the ancient Fathers of the City, or their trusty Town Clerk, John Carpenter, the compiler of the Liber Albus, have said to the idea of a Library Committee of the Corporation ?—and to the still more startling idea of such Committee authorising the publication of such a selection from the City Records, as are given to the world in the handsome volume before us? Assuredly they would have declared that, by such doings, the days of the City's glory were numbered. We, who live in more enlightened days, see on the other hand in this well-considered act, a wise recognition on the part of the City authorities of the spirit of the present age; and a laudable desire to give to the world in an authentic form every proper information respecting the social and political condition of the City and its inhabitants, in the so-called Good Old Times.
Having determined upon the publication of such a volume as the present, the Library Committee could not possibly have entrusted its editorship to any gentleman so competent to do justice to the subject as Mr. Riley. Thoroughly acquainted with the history of the period to which these Memorials refer, Mr. Riley possesses, moreover, a special fitness for the present task from the experience acquired by him in preparing for the press those important municipal records the Liber Albus and Liber Custumarum What wonder is it, then, that when entrusted with the preparation of these Memorials, he has produced a volume so rich in local information, throwing so much new light not only on the topography of Old London, but on the manners, customs, and daily life of the citizens and their social and political relations, that every page of it may be read with interest? We commend it to our readers most heartily. A long introduction sets forth its claim to their attention in a very pleasant manner, while an admirable index makes the work everything that can be desired as a book of reference.
The Apostles of Jesus. By Mrs. Clere. (Hatchard.)
The object of the present work is to supply a want which the authoress has been assured is felt-namely, an account of the Apostles written in a style suitable to general readers. It is written in a modest and unpretending spirit, and will furnish profitable reading to those for whose more especial use it has been compiled.
The Herald and Genealogist. Edited by J. Gough Nichols. Part XXVII. May, 1868.
This popular repertory of genealogical and heraldic knowledge continues its useful course. Two papers in the present number are of special interest-that on Sheriffs' Seals, and the inquiry Who was William of Wykeham ?
our readers as are subscribers to that excellent Institution. Proxies may be sent to MR. HERBERT Taylor, 41, Ladbroke Road, London, W. (See advertisement in this week's "N. & Q.")
THE LATE REV. E. S. TAYLOR.-This gentleman, formerly curate of Ormesby, near Great Yarmouth, was a man of considerable literary attainments, and for many years a frequent contributor to "N. & Q." He died in 1-63, his wite dying within a fortnight of him under very distressing circumstances, leaving a son, Roland Dilke Taylor, who is a candidate for admission to the Clergy Orphan School at Canterbury. We therefore venture to recommend his case to the attention of such of
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