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(2) two attempts by Mortimer Collins;
(3) A. G. Hilton's admirable ' Octopus ' from
the immortal Light Green; (4) Andrew
Lang's ' Ballade of Cricket)' and ' The Palace
of Bric-a-brac ' ; (5) best of all, Swinburne's
own from ' Nephelidia,' of which one line
must be quoted: " Made much of as a mother
whose bosom-beats bound with the bliss-bringing bulk of a balm-breathing baby."
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A book on the medical side of this subject
is the ' History of Cold-Bathing, both
Ancient and Modern,' in two parts, which
had reached a sixth edition in 1732. The first
part is by ' Sir John Floyer, of Lichfield,
Kt.,' the doctor whose book on asthma Johnson read. The second is by Dr. Edward Baynard, who insists that " the best cures done
by the Cold Baths are lately observed to arise
from the Temperate Use of the Hot Baths
first." Dr. Barnard collected a number of
letters from correspondents who indulge in
some vigorous writing. Pleasant verses appear here and there. A doctor in missing a
cure is never to blame:
So unknown is the Cause of every Disease,
Lockt up in Daine Nature, who alone keeps
Tho' we write in the Light, yet prescribe in
And, is-'t not a chance then if we e'er hit the
Antonius Musa applied the cold water cure
successfully to the Emperor Augustus, but
Horace does not seem very grateful to him, to
judge from the reference in the Epistles.
The " R. L. Binyon, Trinity College," who
appears in ' Echoes from the Oxford Magazine,' 1890, is now better known for his serious
verse. But he won a place as a star in .he
Oxford galaxy with his parody ' The Garden
of Criticism,' with humble apologies to ' The
Garden' of Proserpine.' It begins :
Blunt beyond brute or Briton,
Crowned with calm quills she stands,
Who gathers all things written
With cold unwriting hands.
Joys so; metimes to know it
And is not slow to show it,
That even the _ heavenliest poet
Sinks somewhere safe to prose.
T. C. C.
The Douce Prints, Bodleian Library, offer
some evidence; see Portfolio 3 and 136, in the DEATH OF HENRY IRETON (clxxvi. 287,
first of which there is a print by S. le Clerc
323, 357, 390).—MB. E. S. DE BEEB has got
of " Marshal Dangeau taking the Bath." In "together
the relative accounts of the death
the second is a print, undated but apparently of Henryall
to these, he may
of the seventeenth century, showing a large have died from (a) According
pneumonia, (6) malignant
and handsomely furnished bedchamber with malaria, (c) a combination
of both (a) and
four-poster, wardrobes, chests and a stove, (b). There is no definite statement
of sympand in the foreground a large marble bath toms
and so there is no definite possibility
sunk three steps into the floor, with a basin- of diagnosis.
course, pneumonic plague
fountain, surmounted by a group of statuary was well knownOf(e.g.,
Black Death), but the
against the wall.
seventeenth-century type was the bubonic
form, so I am obliged to leave the question
Foxcombe Orchard, Boars Hill, Oxford.
F. WILLIAM COCK, M.D.
PRISONERS' OCCUPATIONS (clxxvi.
•*• 332).—Denzil Holies in the Tower was
The view which MB. E. S. DE BEEB attrifound by some visitor whirling a top; he had butes to me is the orthodox view, which has
been swinging dumb-bells; and he showed apparently only been challenged in recent
them his " topp and skurdgstick " ; Forster, times, and has all the available evidence in its
' Sir John Eliot ' ii. 475. Leigh Hunt prac- favour.
tised jumping, skipping and top whipping;
There is no best evidence, but an impresExaminer, Feb. 6, 1814.
sive volume of secondary evidence, already
noted, to which I might add James Heath's
Chronicle. MB. DE BEER gives no reasons
his particular selection of " best authoriPARODIES
390).—The Oxford ' Century of Parody ties," nor does he explain his dismissal of all
and Imitation ' gives (1) H. C. Bunner's the rest as based on " hearsay." If best evifantasia on " Home, Sweet Home " d la dence was then available, why was it only
A. C. S., where the words " exile from available-to Whitelocke?
Home," naturally bring in Victor Hugo;
Instances of the employment- of .an