11 JUNE 1864, Page 3

Mr. John Coleman, who dates from Marshall's House, Presoot, has

started a new idea of descent. In a letter to the limes he calls upon the public to subecribe for one George Shakespeare, who gets his living by daily labour, but who is a "descendant" of Shakes- peare, and has "his pedigree written in the plainest characters on his brow," but who is, he himself says in another paragraphi descended from Shakespeare's brother. We are all, argues Mr: Coleman, the descendants of Cain, for was he not Seth's brother?