Sidor som bilder



[ocr errors]

tabe was regarded as a test of chastity, a belief “ Yevanc," rather than “Evan” or “Eyanc," as which has not yet quite died out. On one of my 'Iwávons, “John," is by a modern Greek? The visits to Ripon the old verger informed me that Spanish “Juan" is another form. Mrs. Longley, the wife of the Archbishop of Can

C. A, WARD. terbury, then Bishop of Ripon, was subjected to Chingford Hatch, E. the test, from which, it is needless to say, she

Miss Yonge's 'Christian Names' traces “Evan" emerged triumphant. EDMOND VENABLES.

to eoghunn, so "Ewan,” “Evan," meaning "youthAlthough not a Yorkshire reader of N. &Q.,'I ful.” The Russians convert “ Joho” into " Ivan.”

A. H. can direct Mr. Oliver to one corroboration of the St. Winifred test of virginity. But this may "PAENIX' AND PHENIX' (8th S. iii. 228).have been given before ; I write away from my According to Lowndes, two volumes of The back numbers of “N. & Q.? The quotation is from Phenix' were published, one in_1707 and the Burton's ' Anatomy of Melancholy,' very pear its other in 1708. ''The Troubles at Frankfort' may, close : “Pan his cave (much like old St. Wilfred's therefore, have appeared in the second volume. Needle in Yorkshire), wherein they did use to try

J. F. MANSERGH. maids whether they were honest." This important Liverpool. position must not be confounded with St. Winifred's Well and St. Winifred's Chapel, “three miles

St. Thomas's Day Custon (8th S. iii. 29, 94, from Flint,” visited by Taylor the Water Poet in 158).- What MR. J. BAGNALL mentions about 1652, and mentioned in The Four P8, 1540.

St. Clement's Day being called Bite-Apple Day 8. O. HART.

in Staffordshire is interesting. It would be a

favour to me, and doubtless to many others also, For one of the latest notes on St. Winifred's if he would give the name of the publishers of Mr. needle see the Strand Magazine for February, C. 8. Poolo's Customs, Legends, and Sapersti1893, at p. 24.

Q. V.

tions of the County of Stafford.' J. M. M. What is the locality of St. George's Church ?

Glasgow. To a man of the Weald of Kent there could be CA ESNEY FAMILY (8ih S. ii. 387, 478 ; iii, 58, only one St. George's Church in those days, and 135, 214, 296). --MR. MAYHEW is not very acthat is St. George's, Bennenden, the next parish to curate in his method of quotation. He says that Tenterden, with its celebrated steeple ; for this I “ derive Chesney from F. chênaie." I never church was a sort of cathedral to the Weald, and, "derive" Anglo-French words from modern French, from its position on a brow of a bill overlooking as I have repeatedly informed all who care to read the Sussex marshes, was a noted landmark. It me. I said that “Chesney answers to F. chênaie "; would be possible to go from Bennenden to Calais by which I mean that the F. chênaie is the nearest and back in seventeen hours, wind and weather modern F. equivalent which happens to be prebeing very favourable.

JAMES FRASER. served. The suffixes and genders differ ; but that

is all. HEREFORD CATHEDRAL (8th S. iii. 208).—The Secondly, I was careful to say that “Diez and works at Hereford Cathedral referred to by MR. Scheler refer chêne to a Latin adj. quercinus.” HUMPHRIES were undertaken by Dean Merewether And so they do ; as readers may see for themin 1841, and carried out by the late Mr. Cotting- selves, by reference to their books. ham during the subsequent years up to 1852, MR. MAYBEw now tells us that Diez and Scheler when the restoration" was brought to a close. are wrong. I am glad to know it, for I feared as The cost is stated to have been 27,000l., which I much. And that is the reason why I worded the have always understood was mainly raised by article as I did, well knowing that my friend was public subscription, the members of the cathedral keenly on the watch, as usual. body, especially the Dean, being large contributors. Will he now tell us where to find any quotation The Ecclesiastical Commissioners may have made whatever for the popular Latin type *caxanum, a grant in aid, but the statement that the House or any Latin trace of it? WALTER W. SKEAT. of Commons found the money in the first instance” is erroneous. The central tower was not“ lifted," OLDEST TREE IN THE WORLD (866 S. iii. 207, but, the four piers on which it stood being in a 311).- A strong claim for mention is presented by failing condition, they were taken down and the late Dragon Tree of Orotava, the age of which rebuilt one by one, the tower being mean while at its decease was variously estimated at from shored up, as MR. HUMPHRIES states, with heavy 6,000 to 10,000 years. On the lowest estimate it baulks of timber,

EDMOND VENABLES. surpassed not only Domesday Oaks and Soma

Cypresses, but the Hedsor Yew, with its 3,200 Evan (8. S. ii. 529 ; iii. 118).—May I ask in years, and Alphonse Karr's Baobabs of Senegal. this connexion if the words “Ieuan "and" Teuanc" Balfour gives the ages, as ascertained by De Canwould not be pronounced in Welsh as “ Yevan,” | dolles, of the cyprus as 350 years, the oak 1,500, the yew 2,820, and the baobab as probably the daughter of Sir Dominick Browne, of Castle Marsame as the yew. I do not remember that he garett, co. Galway, whom he married in 1626.. mentions the dragon treo's age ; but after assign

CONSTANCE RUSSELL. ing a girth of pipety feet to the baobab, he gives Swallowfield Park, Reading. a girth of forty-five feet as that of the dragon tree. I began to write this pote with the blood of a find much, if not all

, of what he wants in a note

FOLK-TALE (8th S. iii. 308).-B. L. R. C. will younger member of the family, upon whom, posted at Icod de los Vinos only 2,000 years ago, has to the word Cockney, in Todd's edition of Johndovolved the duty of guarding the golden apples

son's · Dictionary.'

E. YARDLEY, in the Gardens of the Hesperides. And hereby METRE OF 'IN MEMORIAM' (866 S. iii. 288).hangs a tale, the insertion of wbich it will be more If MR. JARRATT is by chance upacquainted with proper to risk in the form of a fresh query.

the poems of Lord Herbert of Cherbury, he will be KILLIGREW.

glad to be referred to them in this connexion. In Tenerife.

the introduction to his reprint of these pooms LEMGO (866 S. iii. 89).—The etymology of the (Chatto & Windus, 1881), Mr. Churton Collins name of Lemgo in Lippe Detmold is uncertain. claims for Lord Herbert, as his "greatest metrical The place is first mentioned in 1011 as Limga, the triumph," that he was the first to discover the meaning of which is obscure. But as the three barmony of that stanza with which the most celeGerman towns now called Limburg all appear as

brated poet of our own day has familiarized us." Lindburg, i.e., “Linden Castle,” in early docu- He adds that Herbert “not only revealed its ments, it is possible that Limga may represent an

sweetness and beauty," but "anticipated some of earlier Lindga (Lindgauwe or Lindgau), which its most exquisite effects and variations.” Some would present no difficulty. ISAAC TAYLOR.

of the stanzas quoted in illastration could, as Mr.

Collins says, scarcely by the nicest ear be distinFEAST OF THE WINDY SHEET (8th S. iii. 288). guished from Tennyson's. I quote here two of the -“ De Sacra Sindone,” one of the Lenten Feasts best stanzas from the finest of the poems, " An of the Passion, observed on the third Friday in Ode upon a question moved whether Love should Lent. The others are : The Prayer of our Lord in continue for ever”:the Garden, The Passion, The Crown of Thorns,

Let then no doubt, Celinda, touch, The Spear and Nails, The Five Wounds, The

Much less your fairest mind invade :

Were not our souls immortal made Precious Blood, and The Seven Sorrows of the

Our equal loves can make them such. Blessed Virgin. The Precious Blood has another feast on the first Suoday in July, and the Seven

So when from hence

gone, Dolours on the third Sunday in September.

And be no more, nor you, nor I,

As one another's mystery,
St. Andrews, N.B.

Each shall be both, yet both but one.

C. C. B. Sarely this ought to be the winding sheet, as MR. HOOPER might have been led to guess from the made by MR. TERRY (ante, p. 315) that the source

I observe that, incidentally, the remark is adjective sacra. See St. John xix. 40, St. Luke of this metre is " well known." It is said to be xxiii. 53, St. Matt. xxvii. 59.

derived from Lord Herbert of Cherbury's “Ode E. WALFORD, M.A. Ventnor.

upon a question whether Love should continue for

ever.” I have always thought that it is derived MARTIN LISTER, M.D., F.R.S. (1638-1712), from Geo. Sandys's Pharaphrase upon the Psalms NATURALIST (8th S. iii. 286). -Susanna, daughter of David, 1636. Thus, in Ps. cxxi. we have the of Martin Lister, was the third wife of Gilbert remarkably fine stadza :Knowler, Esq., of Herne, Kent, being married at

What profit can my blood afford St. Albans, Wood Street, London, Jan. 2, 1706.

When I shall to the grave descond? She died March 8, 1737, at Bekesbourn, Kent, and

Can senseless dust tby praise extend ?

Can death thy living truth record ? was buried at Herne, March 12, 1737. Her only child, Susannab, married William Bedford, Vicar and perhaps of record. Who can give us datos

It is a question of chronology for one thing, of Bekesbourd, and had fifteen children. I do not know if this was Martin Lister's only child.

or facts ?

WALTER W. SKEAT. KNOWLER. "LOOSESTRIFE” (8th S. iii. 220).- If, by chance, Wife of THIRD VISCOUNT BOURKE (8th S. ii. MR. BOUchier's query refers to that verse in 307). — The wife of Theobald, tbird Viscount

Matthew Arnold's “Thyrsis,'— Bourke, of Mayo, was Eleanor Talbot, daughter of

Red loosestrife and blond meadow.sweet among, Talbot, of York; and the wife of Sir John I could wish, for the sake of old associations, that Browne, of the Neale, co. Mayo, was Mary, the large red willow herb might prove to be the


we shall be

The “

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

plant intended. Botanists now give it the name Burns the goldenly-simple buttercup could be without Epilobium, and do not class it with the Lysimachia, offence prominently associated.” bat Lyte calls it Lysimachium purpureum primum,

W. I. R. V. and “loosestrife" and "willow herb ” were for.

original” engraving of the violets with merly interchangeable terms. It is frequently profiles of Napoleon, Marie Louise, and their found growing in wet places along with meadow child is inscribed “Canufecit Violettes du 20 Mars sweet. It is difficult to say which plant bears the 1815. Deposée a la Direction generale. A Paris sweeter wer. Lythrum salicaria, our other rue S. Jaques No. 49." The profiles of the loosestrife, I am not so familiar with, but I believe emperor and empress are recognized at the upper its flower is more purple ; indeed, it is sometimes part of the bouquet of violet flowers and leaves, called “long purples ” (a name formerly given to and the young King of Rome in the centre portion our common purple orchis), as, for instance, by lower down. I copy the description from an Tennyson in "A Dirge,'

impression in my possession; and as the subject is Bramble Roses, faint and pale,

mentioned in N. & Q.' it may be desirable to And Long Purples of the dale.

complete the account by describing the original Can any one who knows the neighbourhood engraving.

W. F. described in Arnold's poem say positively which flower is meant there ? His characterization of s. ii. 441 ; iii. 52, 171, 272). — If the Rev. Joan

TENNYSON'S CAMBRIDGE CONTEMPORARIES (8th flowers is always delicately accurate.

C. C. B.

PICKFORD will refer to the memoir of William Bod.

ham Donne in the 'Dict. Nat. Biog.,' xv. 235, he BURIAL BY TORCHLIGHT (8th S. ii. 226). — will see that Donne went to Caius College, CamUnder this heading it should be noted that the bridge, but that conscientious scruples against celebrated John Wesley was buried at an early taking the tests provented him from graduating. hour in the morning on March 9, 1791. Owing Donne was a schoolfellow at Bury St. Edmunds of to the darkness, artificial light, such as torches and James Spedding and John Mitchell Kemblo, both lanterns, had to be called into requisition. of whom were in close association with the Hallam

JOHN T. PAGE. and Tennyson set at Cambridge. Holmby House, Forest Gate.

W. F. PRIDEAUX. The family of Dgott, of Freeford, near Lich- “Cousin BETTY” (86b S. iii. 228). —Soe 'Slang field, still keep up the custom of burial at night and its Analogues,' by John S. Farmer (Nutt, 1891), and by torchlight. At all events, the late squire vol. ii. p. 191: “Cousin Betty, sabs. (colloquial), was so buried, about three or four years ago at a balf-witted person. For synonyms see Buffle most.

E. WALFORD, M.A. and Cabbage-Head." Then follows the quotation Ventnor.

from Mrs. Gaskell, ‘Sylvia's Lovers,' cb. xiv., “CORPORAL VIOLET ” (84 S. iii. 165).—Since given by your correspondent. Again quoting forwarding my note at the above reference, I have Mr. Farmer, vol. i. p. 356, “Bufte, subs. (old), casually met with the following in the News of the columns of English, French, German, Italian, and

Then follow three

a fool, a stupid person." World of July 10, 1892, which bears upon the subject and will doubtless interest your readers :

Spanish synonyms, and only three quotations; and

at vol. ii. p. 4, "Cabbage-Head, subs. (popular), "Bismarck and the Shamrock.”—That Bismarck's sup; a fool, a soft-head, a go-along," and again three porters should have adopted the shamrock for the floral columns of English, French, Spanish, and Poremblem of their party need scarcely go to prove that the Iron Chancellor'is in sympathetic accord with the tuguese synonyms, and only three quotations. The rebellious spirits of our · Emerald Isle. Every political origin of the name “ Cousin Betty " is still a query body, from time immemorial, has had a special flower, for tho readers of 'N. & Q.' J. B. FLEMING. which has become synonymous with their special views and the leader they support. Thus the red and white In'The Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew' roses of Lancaster and York, and tho pale yellow prim- the term is applied to a woman of profligate habits, rose of the latter day Disraeli have had much effect

upon and will be found in p. 280 of William Tegg's the destinies of England. The white lilies of the Bour. “ now and revised edition," probably the latest bons and the violets of the Bonapartes are always in the minds of French Royalists of either side, while

in Japan account of the "king of the mendicants." The the many-leaved chrysanthemum is on the Imperial word is not given in the vocabulary at the end of banner, and in sunny Italy the white-petallod, golden. the book, or in the 'Slang Dictionary. W. J. hearted marguerite, or daisy, is the symbol of its Queen. To return to home politics, I might mention the costly Davies, in his 'Supplementary English Glossary,' orchid, which is the sign manual of Mr. Joseph Cham- quoting the passage from Mrs. Gaskell's book, berlain's Birmingham supremacy, while to Mr. Glad. stone is awarded the heaven's blue cornflower, once the explains the term as meaning "a half-witted

Halliwell : favourite bloom of the late Emperor of Germany, Wil person.

“Cousin Betty, or Cousin liam I. To Lord Salisbury some one ascribes the crimson Tom, a bedlamite beggar; now applied to a mad hearted rose, while to the's own Mr. John | woman or man."


[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]


[ocr errors]

TURNBRIGG IN YORKSBIRE (8th S. iii. 301). –

existed in force down to recent times we know from Mentioned as “pons turnatus » in two early personal experience, for we have been ourselves laughed charters, not dated, relating to land in Spaith at for copying parish registers by very superior persons, ("Coucher Book of Selby, Yks. Hist. Soc., ii. who we are happy to say, have now been converted to

a better mind i20). It is called “ Turnbridge” in the ope-inch It has been affirmed that all facts are of equal value. Ordnance Map, 1840, No. 87, N.E., but “Tun- We shall abstain from any rash generalization of this bridge" in W. H. Smith's reduced Ordnance. It kind, but we may say advisedly that, eo far as history in is not marked in Bacon's map, por in Philips's present state of knowledge to say what facts are of value

its wide sense is concerned, it is not possible in the 'Cyclists' Map of Yorkshire.' I have been at the and what may be disregarded with impunity, Dr. Fowler place, and have always known is as “Turnbridge.” evidently takes the only true view of the duties of an

J. T. F. historian. He has carefully examined the papers pre

served in his own college and such other documents, far DAMASK ROSE (8th S. iii. 88, 149).—I find that and near, as throw light on the fortunes of the corporathe Italian horticultural tractate which I incuri- tion over which he rules, and bas produced a history of ously mentioned as by "Stefano " is a translation bis college which is an important contribution to literaof Charles Estienne's (died 1564) 'De re hortensi

The ordinary antiquary is commonly a dull person libellus,' published in 1535. The passage in which who does not know how to put life into his narrative. the damask rose is referred to in the original The graces of style are not bis-nay, sometimes he goes (p. 27) is worth quoting :

80 far as to despise them in others and to blame those “Quædam sunt rosæ purpurea odoratissimæ, quas for wasting their time who try to make their pages vulgus provinciales vocat: quædam rubræ admodum, pleasant reading: The President of Corpus is far away minus odoratæ, quas vulgus rosas franchas appellat, removed from this silly superstition. He has written on pharmacopola incarnatas : quædam etiam parvulæ & many subjects, and knows that, not to give more imsubilava * quas quidam damascenast nominunt, præsertim portant reasons, it is necessary, if you would interest in Italia: Galli autem moschatas, quod odore moschum your readers, to put life into your pages. referant : atque id ab insitione potius quam à natura

Foxe, the founder of Corpus Christi, was not a bero. factum puto.

Dr. Fowler, though he reverences bis memory as a muniThis strengthens the opinion that Linacre brought of the Renaissance was being poured somewhat too

ficent patron of learning in days when the new wine damask roses from “Southern Europe," referred to rapidly into the old bottles of mediævalism, sees his by MR. BLOUNDELLE-BURTON. I would add also shortcomings. The great bishops of tbe twelfth and to my previous note what the Marquis de Laborde thirteenth centuries, though their vieion was limited by says in bis "Glossaire ' (s.v. “ Rose d'outremer "? spent in combating the monstrous evils

which they saw

a narrow horizon, were devoted men whose lives were of " la rose de Damas ”-chat “il [en] est souvent around them. The more prominent members of the fait mention dans les textes du xiile au xvie siècle.” episcopate on the eve of the Reformation were of a

F. ADAMS. different stamp. They were not vicious, but what, both 105, Albany Road, Camberwell, 8.E.

in an evil and a good sense, we may designate as worldly. They could not conceive of any form of religion which

differed from tbat which they had inherited, but their Miscellaneous.

faith did not entail on them any grave duties to their

flocks. Suffragans migh: well discharge these wbile they NOTES ON BOOKS, &c.

basked in the favour of the Court. The History of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with a Foxe, the son of a Lincolnshire yeoman, is an interest.

List of its Members. By Thomas Fowler, D.D. (Ox-ing example of the courtier bishop. He held in succes. ford, Clarendon Press.)

sion four English sees, but does not appear to bave been But a little time ago Oxford was a jest among the mem. in residence in any one of them except Durham, where bers of foreign universities because, although one of the be probably lived more as a secular lord looking after oldest and most important in Europe, it had no history. the Borders than as a minister of God. Yet with all This was not quite true, but there was little of ex. this devotion to the Court he seems to have been a man aggeration. Anthony Wood's name was unknown on who was filled with zeal for the welfare of others as he the Continent, and there can be no doubt that the understood it. Had he lived two or tbrce centuries Oxford culture of the past discouraged the study of earlier we should have known of him as a great abbeyminute facts. There was probably no place in the world builder. The days of the monasteries had passed by; where the pestilent babit of disregarding small things now homes for the new learning were needed-places was more rampant or continued longer. When good, where men could learn Greek and the Latin of Cicero and laborious John Hodgson was at work on his great history Virgil, and forget, if it were poesible, the language of of Northumberland he was refused access to the archives the schoolmen. Foxe was neither bebind nor before bis of one of the most important of the Oxford colleges, and time. The institution he founded was suited for a state he found it impossible to make the authorities under of transition, but was, of course, changed in character stand how their mediæval records could be of any human when England became Protestant. interest except as title deeds of property. It is not very Prof, Fowler has described Bishop Foxe and bis sureasy to explain this obfuscation of the intellect to those roundings with admirable brevity, yet giving almost who have lived under happier conditions. That it every fact in his career which long research has revealed

to him. We, however, are still better satiefied with * This adj. is rendered in the Italian "pendenti di what he tells of the Presidents of the Elizabethan and roeso in bianco."

Stuart times. Their lives have been for the most part The Italian version adds "e coroneole."

utterly unknown; now they come before us something # The italics are mine.

more than mere sbadows. We must specially commend

the tact with which the shortcomings of two of these memory does not play us false there are sundry facts men have been dealt with.

chronicled here which were unknown to Lathbury. Though the book is grave throughout, as the subject There are eleven folio volumes (775–785) coutaining demands, we have here and there what Sir Thomas the pay-books of the surveyor of Henry VIII.'s manors More would have called a "merry jest." John Rey between the years 1532 and 1543. We have, of course, nolds, one of the seventeenth century Presidents, was, in the catalogue but very brief references to each we are told, in early life a “ Papist ";" he had a zealous account, but the very names of the places suggest that Protestant brother. The two met on a certain occasion, much useful information would reward the explorer. each in the hope of converting the other. The result No. 83 is a diary of continental travel between the years was that the adherent of the old faith embraced the 1605 and 1623. We believe it has never been printed. now, and the Protestant became a fervent Catholic. The It must, one would think, contain many facts of interest. author has doubts as to whether the story is anything Queen Joanna of Naples, Sicily, and Jerusalem, more tban a jest. He might be confirmed in his

Countess of Provence, Forcalquier, and Piedmont, an scepticism if he was aware that a similar story is told in the Netherlands of two brothers, one a professor at

Essay on her Times. By St. Clair Baddeley. (Heine

mann.) Leyden and the other filling a similar post in one of the QUEEN Joanna has long been the subject of unmitigated universities of Catbolic Flanders. We are grateful to Dr. Fowler for printing the beau: evident to every one who has made a serious study of

abuse. Whatever may have been her character, it is tiful prayer which he bas found in the bandwriting of Italian history during the Middle Ages that she has Dr. Reynolds. We do not think that it is bis own com: been used as a peg on which to hang the unreasoning position. We have a vague memory of having met with vituperation in which certain schools of Italian writers, it in some mediæval book. The Latin, too, is hardly of ancient and modern, have taken unseemly delight. a character which would have been produced in his

Mr. Baddeley has made a careful study of the Italian time. The days of St. Bernard or St. Thomas of Acquin history of the times in which she flourished, and has are recalled by the poise of the sentences.

arrived at conclusions widely differing from those to be Among the many books relating to the Oxford of found in the ordinary text-books. He writes modestly. former days we do not know one more carefully

executed It would not be safe to say that he has proved bis case or more interesting than Prof. Fowler‘g‘ Corpus Christi.'

without having ourselves gone over all the authorities he We wish, however, he bad given in the index a reference has used and perhaps some others of which we do not find to all the names occurring in the book. This is but a trivial matter, but it is irritating to any one engaged in mention in his pages. To so prolonged a course of study research to have to hunt through many pages for a fact the probabilities are, so far as Joanna's career is known,

we make no pretension, but thus much we may say, that which the index should at once supply.

in favour of her having been on the whole an upright A Bower of Delights. Edited by Alexander B. Großart. and energetic woman, not over scrupulous (who was in (Stock.)

those days ?), but one who cannot be convicted of any From his goodly edition of Nicholas Breton, one of the revolting crime. most prized works we possess, Mr. Grosart bas extracted

Apart from the career of Joanna, Mr. Baddeley's work some delightful verses and some interesting prose. This contains much information relating to the men and is comprised in a volume of the pretty Elizabethan the greater part of his readers. The

tabular pedigree

women of the fourteenth century which will be new to Library.” Opportunities for the general public to scrape he has given

of the family of Charles of Anjou is careacquaintance with Breton are few, and the present volume will introduce to thousands some supremely fully compiled.. We have found it very useful. There fresh and dainty lyrics. For ourselves, though familiar are ton illustrations, which add much to the interest of with the larger work, we read this through "at a

the book. Those who have never seen the originals will breath."

be pleased by the representation of the Gothic tombs in

the Certosa, and the still more lovely one of King Robert Catalogi Codicum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bod- in Sta. Chiara at Naples.

leianæ. Partis Quintæ Fasciculus Tertius. Confecit Guil. D. Macray. (Oxford, Clarendon Press.)

Notices to Correspondents. This is a catalogue of a portion of the manuscript col. lections of Dr. Richard Rawlinsou. Those only which

We must call special attention to the following notices : are marked “D” are to be found described in the On all communications must be written the name and present volume, which contains an account of 860 address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but volumes.

as a guarantee of good faith. Rawlinson was an all-devouring collector of manu. We cannot undertako to answer queries privately. scripts, and, like other men who lived beforo bis time, he To secure insertion of communications correspondents was laughed at by the witlings of his time for housing use

must observe the following rule. Let each note, query, less rubbish. Men's thoughts are wider in our time. There or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the are, we imagine, very few of these manuscripts which the signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to curators of the Bodleian would not be very sorry to lose. appear. Correspondents who repeat queries are requested Relating as they do to such very various subjects, no to head the second communication “ Duplicate." notice such as we can give will furnish our readers with

J. D. (“Funny').-A narrow clinker-built pleasureany true insight into the value of the coliection. Rawlin- boat for a pair of sculls. See Smyth's 'Sailor's Word. son was a Nonjuror and a Jacobite, and he naturally Book." brought together much on two subjects which had 80 deep an interest for him. If ever a really good history Editorial Communications should be addressed to“ The of the Nonjurors comes to be written, tbe man who Editor of Notes and Queries '”—Advertisements and undertakes it must make himself familiar with the con- Business Letters to “ The Publisher"--at the Office, tents of many of these grey old tomes. The late Mr. Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lano, E.C. Lathbury's history of that interesting body was pub. We beg leave to state that we decline to return comlished many years ago. It is long since we read it, and munications which, for any reason, we do not print ; and our recollections may have become dim, but if our to this rule we can make no exception.


« FöregåendeFortsätt »