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have taken possession of the land. Exclude i first from Hainault Forest by its enclosure, and next from Epping Forest by its regulation as an open space, they have found a last refuge in Lambourn. It is said that they are not very good neighbours, and they undoubtedly help themselves occasionally to a tree or two. But one feels a certain tenderness for these last representatives of the nomadic lite ; perhaps, in the final adjustment, it may be found possible to avoid inflicting any great hardship upon them.

DUNMOW HALFPENNY.-In The Connoisseur for August (vol. iii., p. 250) is an article entitled “ The Media of Charitie and Change" by Helen C. Gordon, it has an illustration of the Dunmow halfpenny of 1793 both obverse and reverse, the latter bearing the famous flitch of bacon. The original is in the collection of Mr. Yeats.

FLOS FLORUM.
When a bunch of flowers you pull,
All of them of scents so full.
All of them of colours sunny,
Roses, pinks, and all the rest,
One flow'r's looks will please you best,
One How'r breathe you sweetest honey!
I have seen a many

faces
Full of sweet airs and soft graces,
But as yours I liked not one !
Leaf-light locks, half dusk half gold
Do that face's rose enfold,
Face's rose that sucks the sun !

Tho'
your
hands

grow coarse and stain,
Working in the wind and rain,
Them I'd kiss in worship meet!
Sheltered girls may statelier grow,
Give to me the glint and glow
Of your face so country sweet!

From Titania and Other Poems, by A. S. Cripps,

formerly of Ford End Vicarage, Great Waltham,

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