Extracts from the Close Rolls, 1289—1368

the intimate correspondence summarised above, the only two occasions on which Mrs. Davis saw Dickens were at public readings by the novelist.

Iskael Solomons.

March 1915.

4 Extracts from the Close Rolls, 1289-1368.

4 Extracts from the Close Rolls, 1289-1368.

We start within measurable distance of the Expulsion of the Jews, and we soon encounter allusions to that momentous event. Public pro? clamations are recorded, e.g. under date July 18th, 1290; private exiles are alluded to, see Aug. 25th; whilst the so-called Statute of Jewry, passed fifteen years before, is quoted, on Nov. 5th. [Mr. Rigg’s reprint of this in his Select Gases (pp. xl-xlii) may be referred to, with his note on the word ” curialitas ” in his glossary.] Under July 15th, 1293, there is an interesting echo of the punishment deservedly inflicted on certain cruel shipmen at the time of the Expulsion.

One of the exiles, to

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