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in our opinion, express very happily, and with
Mr. Child summarizes skilfully the stage-history Sir Irthur's usual' freshness and sureness of of the play, which was brilliant enough during handling, the juigment formed by most plain the eighteenth century and the period of the great non who know and love Shakespeare well actors and actresses. More even than most of thent being inspired or compelled to find some- Shakespeare's plays it depends for its true effect thing new to say of him. Not, however, in these on being seen upon the boards, and its very mattery does he find the cause of failure, though faults serve as opportunities to the genius of the her reminds us that the play belongs to the myste- player. riously troubled period of Shakespeare's life when his view of the relations between man and woman shown itself dark and bitter.
We have received the following letter, which will Our critic agrees with Walter Pater in be read with interest by all old readers of tahing the idea of the play to be poetical N. & Q.':justice; but he urges that Pater reports aright Mollington Vicarage, Banbury, Feb. 25, 1922. not what Shakespeare succeeded in doing but Dear Sir, -Owing to the death of my mother, only what he intended to do. A criticism of the I am having to dispose of the whole of MR. W.J. character of Isabella leads him to the heart of the Thoms's collection of papers on “ Longevity," puzzle-to the radical inconsistency which damns also a great many wonderful engravings of Centhe play as unrealized. We think he bears tootenarians. They are to be sold by auction hardly on Isabella in the matter of Mariana, shortly by Messrs. Puttick and Simpson of Leicester and makes too little of the pre-contract. After all Square. If you would kindly insert this letter solemn betrothal could be annulled only by a papal in your next" issue your readers would have the dispensation, without which the parties were not opportunity of seeing them before the sale. free to marry elsewhere. Perhaps Sir Arthur
Yours faithfully, " forgot to remember" the tedious business between John Paston and Anne Haute. The
(MRS.) CICELY DUMMELOW. intervening century would count for little as PRESENTATION TO THE ROTHAMSTED LIBRARY. regards stories. On the other hand, more emphasis -The library of the Rothamsted Experimental might well have been laid on the inconsistency of Station, Harpenden, has recently been enriched Isabella's easy consent to marry the Duke. Her by a rare volume (believed to be the first printed rebukes to Claudio, as they stand, are impossibly book on agriculture in France), given by Lady rough in wording, but at least they convey, in Ludlow. It is entitled “Le livre des prouffitz addition to the anger of an honest woman, detesta- champestres et ruraulx,' and was printed by tion of the suggested violation of her vows; they Pierre de Sainte-Lucie at Lyons in 1539. It is carry on the note struck in the scene in the of special interest in view of the influence exerted nunnery, that of the “ thing enskied and sainted.” by the French agricultural authors of a somewhat The character in fact splits in two ; being, as we later period on the Elizabethan agricultural find her, so nobly a nun, the Isabella of the first writers in this country, whose influence in turn part could not, without a struggle of some sort, lasted almost to Victorian times. have renounced her calling. In fact, in such a person, the breakdown of a vow would itself be matter for a play. Here it is treated with a carelessness which, from the dramatic point of Notices to Correspondents. view, ruins the character.
Who is to say what Shakespeare himself did or EDITORIAL Communications should be addressed intended in ‘Measure for Measure'? We have to " The Editor of ‘Notes and Queries'". "-Advernothing but the folio text, in which appear plainly tisements and Business Letters to “ The Pubnumerous inaccuracies to be imputed to careless lisher" - at the Office, Printing House Square, transcribing, and also at least two processes, of London, E.C.4; corrected proofs to The Editor, abridgment and expansion, in a working over *N. & Q.,' Printing House Square, London, E.C.4. of the text. Mr. Dover Wilson, after discussing
ALL communications intended for insertion in these processes makes an important contri
our columns should bear the name and address of bution to the question of the date of the play, the sender-not necessarily for publication, but as confirming the entry in the Account Books of the
a guarantee of good faith. Revels Office, by which this is now accepted as Dec. 26, 1604.
We cannot undertake answer queries Masques " which“ proclaim an enshield beauty"
to He points out that the “ black
privately. are a compliment, in advance, to Ben Jonson and WHEN answering a query, or referring to an his Masque of Blackness," which was given at article which has already appeared, correspondents Court on Twelfth Night, 1605. In this the are requested to give within parentheses masquers were placed in a great concave shell immediately after the exact heading--the numbers devised by Inigo Jones. The allusion falls of the series, volume, and page at which the conin happily with those already noted by students tribution in question is to be found. to James I.'s dislike of crowds. The discussion ANEURIN WILLIAMS.-(1) Edward Ellerker of the copy used for the play as printed in 1623— Williams, son of John Williams, a captain in the an excellent handling of an intricate matter East India Company's army ; b. 1793 ; d. 1822. works out to the conclusion that a prompt-copy was A short life of him by Richard Garnett will be the basis of it, and that not a copy made from found in the · D.N.B.” (2) Archdeacon Stephen the original MS. but one from an abridgment Phillips, D.D.; b. 1638; d. 1684. Married Mary made for the occasion, in 1604, and existing Cook, daughter of his predecessor at Bampton. largely as a set of players' parts.
See article on his son in 'D.N.B.'
LONDOY, MARCH 11, 1922.
in the year 1470. The great affinity of the art of Botticelli with that of Botticini speaks for a
close relation between the two. CONTENTS.-No. 204.
In the National Gallery catalogue of 1921 NOTES:- The Asumption of the Virgin,' by Botticini (?). we are given no choice, Botticini being
181-Lambert Family, 182-Glass-painters of York, 184– named alone. Thus our cherished faith Ancient Brass Edigt ving, 186—A Note on the Anglo-Saxon is shattered by the modern expert. Chronicle, 187-A Latin Saying-A “London Welsh"
To go back to the catalogue of 1906. Family : Williams of Islington, 188.
It contains in a note a remarkable account QUERIES :-Stroud Green. 188—John Planta's Spinning of the painting, written, I think, originally
wbeel—Sir Charles Cos, MP.-Othello'--Non-juring by Sir Frederic Burton, director 1874.94, Clergy: Baptistnal Registers— The House of Husbandry, of which I will now give an abstract. The Bernasconi--William Milbur-Sir T. Phillips, * Gregor " of the Mosquito Coast-William Meyler-Richard Assumption' was executed perhaps about Abbott-Knaves Acre, Lambeth-General Cyrus Trapaud : 1472 for Matteo Palmieri, and placed in Reynolds Portrait-Files of Old Newspapers wanted the family chapel in S. Pietro Maggiore, " Sorencys"-Daniel Race-Heather Family A Kensington Florence. That distinguished man, who Tapstry. 190_Jacobo di Zsenaco Menardus-Benjamin rendered important services to the Republic, Harepe Sir Hans Fowler-Burr-walnut-Book-plate of D.
was also a profound theologian and an Andres de Spathling-Henry Kendall-Vine Tavern, Mile End-Authors kantel-German Books wanted, 191.
earnest student of Dante's works, who REPLIES :Tercentenary Handlist of Newspapers, 191
composed a poem somewhat on the model Orfordshire Masons, 194—The Cap of Maintenance-Chalk
of the ‘Divina Commedia. After his
-Unidentified Arms Gezreel's Tower-Author wanted, 199.
which was supposed to reflect in some way Oriental Studies, Sotice to Correspondents.
covered, and the chapel in which it stood closed to public worship. Finally, after
some lapse of time, the book was declared Potes.
innocuous and the chapel was re-opened.
Meanwhile, however, the question of Pal. * THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN,' mieri's heresy had been so violently debated BY BOTTICINI (?).
in Florence that the story spread through
Europe, giving rise by degress to extravagant ['NDER this title there is a large and beau- and inaccurate reports which were variously tiful picture at the National Gallery, recounted by ecclesiastical writers, some of numbered 1126 in the catalogue of 1921, whom stated that Palmieri had been burnt originally on wood, afterwards transferred alive for heresy, others that his dead body to canvas, about which I venture to make had been disinterred and burnt with his the following remarks. First as to the
poem. Vasari says that the painter, no less painter. Vasari mentions it as being by than Palmieri, was included by the malevo. Sandro Botticelli, or, as the learned call lent in the charge of heresy. The painting him, Filipepi, and it is so described in bears evidence of intentional injury, the Bryan’s ‘ Dictionary' (1898), in the abridged face of the donor and that of his wife having National Gallery, catalogue, 1901, and in been scored through ; an attempt to restore the catalogue of 1906, where, however, them was afterwards made. At we are told that it “ is now attributed by uncertain time it was removed to the Villa critics of the modern school to Botticini, Palmieri (which had been bought by Matteo),
í whose life little is known.” The compiler near Florence. On the death of the last -tuotes from Uhlmann as follows :
heir, within the nineteenth century, the It may well be that Botticelli had had from picture fell into the hands of a Florentine I'a'mieri the Commission for the picture of the dealer, and later became the property of the
sumption, and have designed only the com- eleventh Duke of Hamilton. It was pur
ition and left the working out to Botticini, 3th whom, having probably known him at some chased from the Hamilton sale, June 24, 1882. et time in Verocchio's studio, he worked The original draft
of Palmieri's poem,
entitled “La Cictà (Città) della Vita,' is Palmieri, author of the poem which inspired in the Magliabecchian Library at Florence. this great painting, and here Botticelli A copy is, or was, in the Strozzi Library; may have been his guest. Boccaccio makes the Ambrosian Library at Milan contains this the abode of the tellers of the stories the only other known copy.
in his ‘Decamerone' during the plague of
1348. In the National Gallery catalogue of 1921,
In 1892 it was the home of the p. 32, the compiler gives an accurate though widowed Lady Crawford and her daughters, concise account of the main portions of the and four years earlier it had been occupied picture, but in his reference to the “land for a short time by that illustrious personage scape background showing the Arno and her late Majesty Queen Victoria.
PHILIP NORMAN. Florence left,” he makes rather a serious error. In fact, the scene was described with much detail by that accomplished lady the
LAMBERT FAMILY. late Miss Margaret Stokes, honorary member At 6 S. x. 436, a query appears as to the of the Royal Irish Academy and Associate family of Ralph Lambert, Bishop of of the Scottish Society of Antiquaries, Meath. It does not appear to have been whom I met in Florence many years ago. answered. Having made some research as She had a photograph of the " landscape to the kinsfolk of this bishop, I venture to background to the left of the group of send the result to ‘N. & Q.' as a contribution apostles round the Virgin's tomb, armed to Irish genealogy, repeating the question with which she determined to find out the of your correspondent of 38 years ago point of view of the great artist, whoever who was Robert Lambert, otherwise Robert he may have been. The results of her search Lambert Tate, father of Lady Annesley ! are described and illustrated in a volume His wife was a descendant of the Lambert entitled 'Six Months in the Apennines,' family, as will appear below, but he himself published 1892. She tells us how, starting is described as Robert Lambert Tate in his from Fiesole, she crossed the bridge over the marriage entry in 1750. There does not Mugnone, a picturesque tributary of the
appear to be any connexion between this Arno, and walked uphill towards the Villa family and that of the Earls of Cavan, whose Salviati. Then, standing among the ruined terraces of an ancient garden, she saw at later on, several references to this family in
As will be seen
name is spelled Lambart. her feet the very scene depicted by the published pedigrees are erroneous. painter-" the wide horizon reaching from
A note San Domenico and the Apennines beyond (2 S. viii. 10), regarding the first known
was published in ‘N. & Q. Monte Moro, Scala, and Monte Maggio, ancester, who was :round the whole Val d'Arno to San Lorenzo
The Rev. THOMAS LAMBERT, ordained and the northern boundary of Florence.' She traced out all the details, and in her March 15, 1625; Chaplain in H.M.'s Army;
priest by Theophilus, Bishop of Llandaff, volume the scene is reproduced from the Vicar of Dromiskin *1633-61, and Vicar of picture, and also from her own drawing, Dunany, both in Co. Louth; died 1661. made at the time of her visit. The two Prerogative will proved Feb. 1661-2, having views are surprisingly alike. The Arno is had four children :not visible. The Mugnone, flowing with
I. James Lambert. devious course from the immediate fore.
II. George, of whom immediately. ground towards Florence, has been narrowed
I. Anne Lambert, m. Matthew Geering. and straightened somewhat. In the picture
II. Lambert, m. John Brunker, it is crossed by a bridge of three arches,
The younger son : where there is now one of a single span.
GEORGE LAMBERT of Dundalk, Co. Louth, The old walls of the city have been swept m. Alice, sister of the Right Rev. William away, but various delightful buildings remain almost unchanged, and of these Miss Smyth, Bishop of Kilmore, and dau. of Stokes gives a list. I will only refer to two Lisburn, Co. Antrim, High_Sheriff Co.
Capt. Ralph Smyth of Ballymacash, near of them. On high ground to the extreme Antrim 1680, by Elizabeth Hawkesworth left stands the Badia of Fiesole, its façade his wife, and by her, who was buried at unfinished as in the fifteenth century. The Lisburn Cathedral, Aug. 16, 1715, had five villa that rises amid tall cypress and olive and four daughters (order of age trees on the height above the Mugnone uncertain) : beyond the bridge, is the house of Matteo I. George Lambert of Downpatrick and
Dunlady, Co. Down, High Sheriff Co. Down Co. Cavan, by Jane, dau. of Thomas Trotter, 1720, m. Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev. Henry M.P., Judge of the Prerogative Court, and Jenny, D.D., Archdeacon of Dromore, had issue. and d., will dated July 27, 1723; proved
Corry of Ballytrain, Co. Prerog. Feb. 18, 1723-4.
Monaghan, m., first, Catherine, widow of IL RALPH, of whom presently.
George Scott, of Legacorry, Co. Monaghan, III. Hawkesworth Lambert, b. Dundalk ; and dau. of Lancelot Fisher; and, secondly, entered Trin. Coll., Dublin, May 18, 1687, Dec. 8, 1778, Barbara, dau. of the Rev. aged 16; scholar 1688.
Andrew Nixon of Nixon Lodge, Co. Cavan,
and had issue by both marriages. IV. William Lambert.
(4) James Corry of Shantonagh, Co. V. Robert Lambert of Dunlady, Co. Monaghan, m. Mary, dau. of John Ruxton Down; will dated May 7, 1750; proved of Ardee, Co. Louth, M.P., and was ancestor Prerog. Sov. 6, 1751 ; left a dau., Mary of the Fitzherbert family. Lambert
(1) Anne Corry, m., first, at St. Peter's, I. Elizabeth Lambert, m. William Bra- Dublin, June 30, 1750, Robert Lambert bazon of Rath House, Co. Meath, grandson Tate of Dunlady, Co. Down, High Sheriff of Sir Anthony Brabazon, son of the first Lord Co. Down 1762 (who d. April 25, 1783, Ardee, and brother of the first Earl of Meath, aged 53); and, secondly, Robert McLeroth, and had issue.
High Sheriff Co. Down 1790, and by her first II. Alice Lambert, m. Thomas Dawson of marriage had a dau., Anne Lambert, m.1771, Gilford, Co. Down, son of William Dawson Richard, second Earl Annesley, of Lisveagh, Co. Armagh, and brother of
One of the sons of George Lambert and Ralph Dawson of Dawson's Grove, Co. Alice Smyth was : Armagh. By him, whose will, dated May 5, The Most Rev. RALPH LAMBERT, Bishop 1729, was proved Prerog. May 26, 1729, she of Dromore 1717-26, and of Meath 1726appears to have left no issue.
31; born in Co. Louth; entered T.C.D. III. Mary Lambert, m. at Lisburn Cathedral, Aug. 13, 1681 ; Scholar 1683; B.A. 1686 ; Nov. 8, 1696, the Rev. William Skeffington, M.Å. 1696 ; B.D. and D.D. 1701 ; Rector of B.A., son of Richard Skeffington of Co. Kilskyre, diocese of Meath, 1703-9; PreArmagh, and had at least two sons :
centor of Down 1703-6 ; Vicar of Dundalk, i. George Skeffington, mentioned in will diocese of Armagh, 1706-9; Dean of Down of George Lambert.
1709-17. His first wife, Sarah, died 1707, ü. Lambert Skeffington, b. Co. Meath ; aged 40 ; tablet in Dundalk Church. (Burke's entered T.C.D. June 21, 1728, aged 17.
Landed Gentry,' 1846, sub tit. "Smyth IV. Anne Lambert, m. May 23, 1710, the of Gaybrook,' says she was the only dau. Rev. John Vaughan, Rector of Dromore, of Smythe Kelly, who was son of Capt. Co. Down, son of the Rev. George Vaughan, Kelly, by Judith, dau. of John Smyth, Treasurer of Dromore, and had, with other uncle' of William, Bishop of Kilmore.) issue, a son and a daughter
Bishop Lambert m., secondly, Prerogative i. George Vaughan (Rev.), Rector of marriage licence, July 14, 1716, Elizabeth Dromore, ancestor of Vaughan of Quilly Rowley of (see Burke's · Landed Gentry,' which is erroneously, in the notes to p. 361 of the
Clonmethan. (He is said, incorrect in its reference to his sister, Montgomery MSS., to have been a brother Vrs. Corry).
of Mrs. Ann Hall of Strangford. He was i. Alice Vaughan, m. the Rev. John her brother-in-law, as she had been Ann Corry of Rockcorry, Co. Monaghan, son of Rowley.) Ralph Lambert died Feb. 6, Isaiah Corry, High Sheriff Co. Monaghan 1731-2, and was buried at St. Michan's, 1712, and died Nov. 23, 1791, having had, Dublin, having had by his first wife two with other issue :
sons and three daughters :(1) John Corry, of Sport Hall, Co. Monaghan, High. Sheriff Co; Monaghan, T.C.D. April 24, 1716, aged 16; buried at
I. Thomas Lambert, b. Co. Down; ent. 1759, m. Feb. 26, 1762, Catherine Coote, Lisburn Aug. 14, 1718. sister of Charles, 1st Earl of Bellamont, and d.o.p. 1770, s.p.m.
II. MONTAGUE, of whom presently. (2) Thomas Corry, of Rockcorry, High
I. Alice Lambert, m. Dublin, marr. lic. Sheriff Co. Monaghan 1782, m. Nov. 1780, July 2, 1739, Nathaniel Preston of SwainsRebecca, only dau. of William Steuart of town, Co. Meath, M.P. for Navan 1713-60. Bailieborough Castle, Co. Cavan, M.P. II. Susanna Lambert, m. first, at St.
Mary's, Dublin, June 18, 1730, the Rev.! The only son : William Smyth, M.A., Dean of Ardfert and RALPH LAMBERT, Second Examiner in Archdeacon of Meath, eldest son of the Right Chancery, ent. T.C.D. Jan. 25, 1753, aged Rev. Thomas Smyth, Bishop of Limerick. I 17, m. at Lisburn Cathedral, Sept. 22, 1760, He died 1732, and she m., secondly, Harriett, eldest dau. of the Very Rev. Prerog. marr. lic., 1738, Sheffield Austin. John Welsh, Dean of Connor and Rector Her will, dated Oct. 23, 1778, was proved of Lisburn, by Mary, dau. of Edward Peers, as that of Dame Susanna Austin in the by Jane, sister of the Rev. Samuel Close, Prerogative Court, March 14, 1780, leaving Rector of Donaghenry, diocese of Armagh, her property to her nephew, John Dillon and dau. of Richard Close. Ralph Lambert of Lismullen. There seems to be no record died Dec., 1761, or Jan., 1762, will dated of a baronet or knight named Sheffield April 5, 1761, proved Prerog., Feb. 8, 1762, Austin.
and his widow m., secondly, the Very Rev. III. Elizabeth Lambert, m. at St. Mary's, Richard Dobbs, M.A., Dean of Connor, Dublin, June 11, 1730, Arthur Dillon, of eldest son of the Rev. Richard Dobbs, Lismullen, Co. Meath (son of Sir John D.D., Rector of Lisburn, by Mary, dau. Dillon, Knt., M.P., of Lismullen), and had of James Young, of Lismany, Co. Tyrone. * a son, Sir John Dillon, first baronet, of Lis. She died March 25, 1784, aged 45. mullen ; M.P. Wicklow 1771-76, and Bles. !
H. B. SWANZY.
GLASS-PAINTERS OF YORK.
(Se 12 S. viii. and ix. passim ; X. 45.) Feb. 20, 1721-2, commission renewed by CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF YORK George II. 1727, serving in 1730, Lieut.,
GLASS-PAINTERS. 1st Carabiniers, in 1737, m.t Sarah, dau. of I HAVE extracted this list chiefly from the Samuel Waring of Waringstown, Co. Down, Freemen's Roll (Surtees Soc.), with addiHigh Sheriff Co. Down 1690, M.P. for tional names from other available sources. Hillsborough 1703-15, and died 1740, will The date, unless shown in brackets, is that dated Feb. 16, 1739-40, proved Prerogative, of the year in which the freedom was taken Apri 9, 1740, having had by her, who m., up, generally at 21 years of age, excepting secondly, the
Rev. Francis Hamilton, during times like that of the Black Death of D.D., I Treasurer of Armagh and Vicar of 1349 or subsequent visitations, such as that Dundalk, and died May 7, 1780, aged 77, of 1362; or in the case of a man coming to buried at Dundalk, one and four the city from elsewhere, as, for example, daus. :
John Thornton of Coventry (vide 12 S. vii. I. RALPH, of whom presently.
482). I. Grace Lambert.
1313. Walterus le verrour.
1324. Robertus Ketelbarn, verrour. He was II. Susanna Lambert.
probably one Robert " who in 1338 contracted to III. Sarah Lambert, m., first, Bayly, fill the Great West window of the Minster with and, secondly, at St. Mary's, Dublin, June 11, stained glass at a cost of sixpence a foot for white 1767, Robert Howard, Capt. 14th Light (.e. grisaille) and twelve pence a foot for coloured Dragoons, M.P. for St. Johnstown, 1776- Minster Library, fol. 3, from Reg. L y, fol. 69, now
glass (i.e., figure work) (Torre MS. in York 83, LL.D., honoris causa, T.C.D., brother lost). The window was paid for by Archbishop of Ralph, first Viscount Wicklow, and Melton, who the same year gave 100 marks youngest son of the Right Rev. Robert towards the cost of the work. The two windows Howard, Bishop of Elphin. She was heiress at the west end of the aisles, contracted for at the of her brother, and had a son, Robert Howard same time at a cost of eleven marks each, were
probably also Robert Ketelbarn's work. of Castle Howard, Co. Wicklow.
1329. Johannes de Holtby, verrour. Holtbs IV. Georgina Lambert, b. Feb. 26, 1737-8, is the name of a village a few miles from York bapt. at St. Peter's, Dublin, March 31, 1738. on the road to Scarborough. The names of the
places from which these glass-painters came show * Dalton's Army Lists, and his son's matricula- towns and villages in the surrounding district, e.e..
that they all, with few exceptions, came from small tion entry, where he is called Dux.
Burton Agnes, Bishop Auckland, Selby, Kirkby † Burke's ' Landed Gentry,' under Waring, erroneously calls him Ralph Lambert.
* Burke's ' Landed Gentry,' under Dobbs, stat | Burke, as above, erroneously calls him Rev. I that the Rev. Richard Dobbs, senior, marrita James Hamitop.
Mrs. Lambert, but this is an error.