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Mons. G. F. Rossolot was balloted for and duly elected a Member of the Society.

The Papers read were—I. “On the termination -let in English ;" by H. Coleridge, Esq.-II. “On the Derivation and Meaning of the Word Broker;" by Professor Key.—III. "On the Meaning and Derivation of the Word Broker;" by Hensleigh Wedgwood, Esq.

April 23, 1857.

CAMPBELL CLARKE, Esq. in the Chair. The Publications of the Friesch Genootschap van Gesched, Oudhied, en Taalkunde, received in exchange for the Society's publications, were laid on the table. Also Indische Alterthumskunde, by Chr. Lassen, presented by the author. The thanks of the Members were returned to M. Lassen for this present.

The Papers read were—I. “On Words descriptive of Guttural Action, and the Metaphors connected with them;" by H. Wedgwood, Esq.II. “On the different Forms of daiw;" by Theodore Aufrecht, Esq.

May 7, 1857. HENSLEIGH WEDGWOOD, Esq. in the Chair. The publications of the Society were ordered to be presented to the Royal Astronomical Society.

The Paper read was—“On Latin Diminutives,” Part I.; by Professor

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May 21, 1857. (Anniversary Meeting.)

JAMES KENNEDY, Esq. in the Chair.
The following Members of the Society were elected its Officers for the
ensuing year :-
President.—The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of St. David's.

Vice-Presidents.
The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of London.
The Right Hon. Lord Lyttelton.
Edwin Guest, Esq., LL.D., Master of Caius College, Cambridge.
H. H. Wilson, Esq., Professor of Sanskrit, Oxford.

Ordinary Members of Council.
Theodore Aufrecht, Esq.

James Kennedy, Esq.
Rev. J. W. Blakesley.

R. G. Latham, M.D.
Campbell Clarke, Esq.

Rt. Hon. Sir G. C. Lewis, Bart.
P. J. Chabot, Esq.

Henry Malden, Esq.
Rev. T. 0. Cockayne.

Rev. J. J. S. Perowne.
Herbert Coleridge, Esq.

Rev. R. Scott, D.D.
Rev. John Davies.

Rev. A. P. Stanley;
Sir J. F. Davis, Bart.

The Very Rev. the Dean of
E. B. Eastwick, Esq.

Westminster.
Theodore Goldstücker, Esq. Thomas Watts, Esq.
J. Power Hicks, Esq.

Treasurer.--Hensleigh Wedgwood, Esq.
Hon. Secretaries.—T. Hewitt Key, Esq. ; F. J. Furnivall, Esq.
The Papers read were-I. “On the Meaning and Derivation of the
Latin Words Ploro and Exploro;” by Herbert Coleridge, Esq.-II. “On

the Derivation and Meaning of certain Latin Words and Phrases ;” by Professor Key.

The Meeting was adjourned till Thursday the 4th of June, to receive the Treasurer's Cash Account and the Auditors' Report.

June 4, 1857. THEODORE GOLDSTÜCKER, Esq. in the Chair. The Paper read was—“On Latin Diminutives,” Part II. ; by Professor Key.

The Meeting was adjourned till Thursday, June 18, to receive the Auditors' Report.

June 18, 1857.

THOMAS Watts, Esq. in the Chair. The Treasurer's Cash Account, as approved by the Auditors, was read and adopted, together with the Auditors' Report on the Condition of the Society's Finances.

The appointment of Messrs. Herbert Coleridge and Furnivall and Dean Trench by the Council, as a Committee to collect unregistered words in English, was announced, and that they would report to the next Meeting of the Society in November.

The Papers read were—I. “On Nouns identical in form in the Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Teutonic, and Lithuanian Languages," Part I.; by Theodore Aufrecht, Esq.-II. “On Latin Diminutives," Part III. ; by Professor Key.

The Meetings of the Society were then adjourned to November next.

November 5, 1857.

Professor MALDEN in the Chair. The following presents were received, and the thanks of the Society voted to their respective donors :

Etymology of Local Names; by R. Morris, Esq.
Praktische Ungarische Sprachlere; by S. Korac, Esq.
Metodo lexicol. y hermen. para apprender la Lengua Francesca ; by Sen. V.

Alcover y Largo. The Paper read was—“On some Deficiencies in our English Dictionaries,” Part I.; by The Dean of Westminster. The thanks of the Society were voted to him for this paper.

The Report of the Unregistered Words Committee was postponed till December 3.

November 19, 1857. HENSLEIGH WEDGWOOD, Esq. in the Chair. Whitley Stokes, Esq., John MacEwen, Esq., the Rev. W. Denton, and the Rev. A. Church, were balloted for and duly elected Members of the Society.

Vol. ix. of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Yorkshire's Transactions was presented by that Society, and the thanks of the Meeting voted to it for the same.

The Paper read was—“On some Deficiencies in our English Dictionaries,” Part II.; by The

Dean of Westminster. Résolved-Thať The Dean of Westminster be requested to publish his interesting and valuable Paper. To this request he kindly acceded.

December 3, 1857.

Professor KEY in the Chair. The following presents were announced, and the thanks of the Meeting voted to their respective donors : Catalogue of the Library of the Royal Institution and List of its Members;

by the Royal Institution. The Art-Union Almanac for 1858; by the Art-Union. List of Meetings of Scientific Bodies for 1857–58; by Messrs. Taylor and Francis.

A Report from the Unregistered Words Committee was read by the Secretary to that Committee, Mr. H. Coleridge.

Resolved—That for the present this Report be received and laid on the table. This resolution was passed in consequence of a statement that a larger scheme, for a completely new English Dictionary, might shortly be submitted to the Society.

The Paper read was "An Explanation of a misunderstood passage in Shakespeare's King Lear;" by Mons. W. C. Jourdain,

December 17, 1857.

THOMAS Watts, Esq. in the Chair. The following presents were announced, and the thanks of the Meeting voted to their respective donors :Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, vol. ix.; by the Smithsonian Insti

tution. Smithsonian Reports, 1855–56; by the Smithsonian Institution. Report upon the Indian Tribes, by Lieut. Whipple, &c. From Prof. Turner. Vergleichende Grammatik, vol. i. pt. 2. From Prof. F. Bopp.

In lieu of a Paper, Professor Goldstücker made some remarks on the Etymological requirements of an English Dictionary; and the thanks of the Meeting werë voted to him for the same.

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AUDIT ACCOUNT, 1857. HENSLEIGH WEDGWOOD, Esq., Treasurer, in account with the PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

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CASH RECEIVED.
May 24. To Balance from last Account,
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Exchequer Bill

100 0 0 Cash at Bankers'

108 2 2 Cash in Assistant-Secretary's hands 5 2 8

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By Rent to Michaelmas, 1856..

Gas and Firing to July 1857.
- Salary to late Assistant-Secretary & Arrears ex-
cused..

9 11 101
- Salary to Assistant-Secretary to April 1, 1857

10 0 0
Messrs. Taylor, for Printing, on acct. 178 0 0
- Mr. Gyde, for Binding

22 0 0
· Stationery,circulating Transactions,

15 13 6

215 13 6 Collector's Poundage

1 1 0
Refreshments and Attendance

9 7 1}
Balance carried to next Account, —
Cash at Bankers'

70 13 11
Cash in Assistant-Secretary's hands 2 5 2

72 19 1

&c.

1857.
March 17. To interest on Exchequer Bill
May 26.

Gain on sale of Exchequer Bill.
To Subscriptions received since

last Audit, viz.-
For Arrears and for 1856 17 17 0
For 1857.

70 70
For 1858.

3 3 0

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We have examined the Accounts of the Treasurer, and approve of his Cash Account above, { FREDERICKET. FORNIVALL, }

Auditors.

June the 4th, 1857.

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