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THE PILLOW (PILAC) CLUB (12 S. ix. 169, his poem Anthony and Octavius,' 1856, to him ; 235). — With reference to my query in regard Songs, 1858 ; Devonshire Melodist, 1862; Way.
author of Poems, 1856, 3 ed. 1859; Ballads and to the above, and the reply kindly given by side Warbles, 1865; Sungleams and Shadows, Sr. SWITHIN, I have recently found another 1881. Died, Braunton, near Barnstaple, N. reference to the club which proves that Sr. Devon, 4th June, 1894. Buried Heanton PunSWITHIN was right in his surmise that the chardon, near Braunton ; his postman's bell
His portrait, by word is pilau and that the club consisted of was Jet into his gravestone.
E. Williams, hangs in Bideford public library. Anglo-Indians, of which Sir Robert Nightin
W. H. G. gale, one of the directors of the East India Company, was the president. The members The following is extracted from 'The Life
the King's Head, Leadenhall and Letters of R. S. Hawker,' by C. E. Byles Street. Among the letters written from (John Lane, 1905), p. 245 :England to John Scattergood, merchant, Capern was buried at leanton Pun
On his tombwhile in India, is one dated From the Polow chardon, near Northam. Club at the King's head Leaden Hall Strett stone is the following inscription :
Edward Capern Decemr. the 31st 1719.” It is signed by
The Postman Poet Thomas Panuwell and Richard Rawlings,
Born at Tiverton, 21 Jan. 1819 who acknowledge “ by order of the President
Died at Braunton, 4 June 1894 Sir Robt. Nightingale and the rest of the O Lark-like Poet : carol on, assembly," the gift of a Punchin of Old Lost in dim light, an unseen trill ! drack," which was by some mistake con
We, in the Heaven where you are gone,
Find you no more, but hear you still. verted into two caske, containing in all fivety
ALFRED AUSTIN, three Gallons."
The Poet Laureate. I presume that the King's Arms where Above the inscription is fixed the bell which the club met was identical with the coaching Capern used to ring to announce his arrival when inn which appears in MR. DE CASTRO's list on his rounds.
M. (12 S. viii. 85) for the year 1732. If so, it must have been in existence at least some
THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND FREEMASONRY. fifteen
years earlier. Is it known when this (12 S. x. 42).—The prevalence of Freeinn disappeared ?
masonry amongst Fellows of the Royal BERNARD P. SCATTERGOOD. Society was dealt with in Ars Quatuor
Coronatorum, vol. xi. 116 (1898), by COMMONWEALTH MARRIAGES AND BURIALS Mr. Edward Armitage, who, by comparing (12 S. x. 81, 104, 124, 142). —An explanation the list of Fellows in 1722 with contemof the form of the Aldeburgh registers porary lists of Masonic lodges, found will be found consulting Scobell's
forty-seven names common to both, indi* Acts and Ordinances of Parliament, cating that apparently nearly 25 per cent. November, 1640, to September, 1656. Cap. of the F.R.S. were also members of the vi. of the Ordinances of Barebone's Parlia
W. B. H. ment in 1653 directs how marriages shall be solemnized and registered after September PICTURES IN THE HERMITAGE AT PETRO29 in that year, and directs also births and GRAD (12 S. ix. 528 ; x. 114).—Perhaps I may deaths to be registered. I believe that a be allowed to add something to what has new edition of these Ordinances has been already been said upon this subject. When published recently. The provisions as to trouble began in Russia, certain lovers of marriages are mentioned in Neal's Puri- art banded themselves together to protect tans,' ii., p. 603 of the 1837 edition.
the museums and picture galleries. The
A. D. T. authorities allowed them to do what they EDWARD CAPERN (12 S. x. 110).—I enclose thought best, and they removed a few of an extract from Boase which
the pictures from the Hermitage for the
sake of greater safety, but left most of them CAPERX, EDWARD (the child of a baker at
in the Hermitage, where they may now be Tiverton), born Tiverton, 21 July, 1819, worked seen by visitors to Petrograd. At the
Derby lace factory, Barnstaple, 1827-47; beginning of the period of trouble there was rural post man at and near Bideford '1848-1868 a certain amount of pilfering, but not, I granted a Civil List pension of £40 a year 23rd Kor. 1857, raised to £60 24th Nov. 1865.
am informed, very much.
Resided at Harborne, near Birmingham, 1868-84 ;
The same truth holds good about the lectured in the Midland Counties W. S. Lando: treasures in the churches in the great cities fronounced him to be a noble poet and dedicated ' of Russia. The icons are still there, and so
W.X. C.'s query.
the diamonds that surround them the Hon. Algernon Greville and grandson of and the precious stones that sparkle on the Fulke Greville, fifth Lord Brooke, and died metal drapery of the saints. Here again in 1789. In the ‘Minerva Library ’edition of there has been a little pilfering. But the Locker-Lampson’s ‘ Lyra Elegantiarum 'the ecclesiastical art treasures have been pre- date of Mrs. Greville's birth is given, with a served, partly owing to the attitude of the query, as 1720. authorities of the Orthodox Church, who at COLONEL PRIDEAUX notes that she had
dissociated religion from politics, several children, the most celebrated of and partly owing to a great revival of reli- ' whom was Mrs. Crewe, the beautiful Whig gious sentiment among the Russian pea- ! hostess.
EDWARD BENSLY. santry. Even the Bolshevist found it i hopeless to interfere with the masses in
If I. A. WILLIAMS is including any this respect of their religious observances. eighteenth-century dialect poems, I have a T. PERCY ARMSTRONG.
good VS. collection of unpublished ‘Rhymes
of the Times of that period which I should The Authors' Club, Whitehall, s.W.
be happy to place at his disposal.
J. FAIRFAX-BLAKEBOROUGH. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY POETS (12 S. x. 91, 108, 137).—4. John Hughes, ' On Arquëanassa
Grove House, Norton-on-Tees. of Colophos.' The lady's name and place of origin have been curiously perverted. The 1743 in The Oxford Book of English
8. Henry Carey's dates are given as 1693 ?Greek elegiac quatrain addressed to Arche
Verse.' anassa of Colophon is quoted by Diogenes
10. Mrs. Mary Monk. W. H. K. Wright, Laertius, iii. 23, 31, and ascribed to Plato, in West Country Poets,' gives her dates as whose mistress Archeanassa was said to 1680-1715, and såys that Polwhele mentions have been. We get the lines again in her as a Devonian, also information of her Athenaeus, xii. 589c, d, with the same
life. account of Plato's liaison and authorship.
18. I. H. Browne’s ‘Pipe of Tobacco.' In the 'Palatine Anthology,' vii. 217, the
As regards the “ ingenious friend who writer's name is given as Asclepiades, and the Planudean Anthology' has the same Fairholt, in his · Tobacco : its History and
sent him the parody of Ambrose Philips, attribution. The versions in Diogenes and Associations,' states (on the authority of Athenaeus differ in several particulars from one another and from the Anthology Hoadley.
Ritson) that the author was Dr. John version. Commentators refer to a French
28. Mary Whately. I believe there is translation of the lines by Larcher.
account of her in 'Staffordshire 18. I. H. Browne’s ‘A Pipe of Tobacco.' Stories' (1906), by Mr. F. W. Hackwood. She See the late W. P. COURTNEY's paper on married the Rev. John Darwall (1731-89) in * Dodsley's Famous Collection of Poetry,' 1766. Their daughter Elizabeth (1779-1851) 10 S. vii. 83. The parody of Ambrose was author of 'The Storm and Other Poems Philips is there said, on the authority of (1810). For further particulars of the Gent. Mag., 1776, p. 165, to have been Darwalls see Simms's ' Bibliotheca Staffordiwritten by (Chancellor) John Hoadly. : ensis. Four poems by Mrs. Darwall appear
19. John Straight. See the account of in vol. iii. of ` À Collection of Poems, in Four the Rev. John Straight at 10 S. xi. 143, Volumes, by Several Hands (G. Perch, in another of W. P. COURTNEY's articles on : 1775). Dodsley's Collection.' Straight matricu- : 29. Mrs. Greville. Frederic Rowton, in his lated from Wadham College, Oxford, on' Female Poets of Great Britain,' gives the March 28, 1705, aged 17. This gives an Prayer for Indifference’and the Countess of approximate date for his birth. COURTNEY's Carlisle's answer, but can give no particulars. interesting contributions to ‘N. & Q.' on Allibone's Dictionary of English and Ameri. Dodsley were afterwards privately pub- can Authors 'gives “ Mrs. Frances Greville," lished in book form.
who, he says, was daughter of James 29. Mrs. Greville, author of the “ Prayer Macartney, wife of Fulke Greville,
and for Indifference. See a reply by the late mother of the celebrated beauty
Mrs. COLONEL PRIDEAUX on · Prayer for Indiffer- Crewe and of Captain William
Fulke ence,' at 10 S. ii. 335. According to him, Greville, and wrote the ‘Prayer' about Frances, daughter of James Macartney, mar- 1753. No other dates given. ried, in January, 1747, Fulke Greville, son of
30. William Kendall. Biographical notes and rescued later by a party of soldiers. on Wm. Kendall (1768-1832) may be found The words are used by Lamorce in scene ii. in Treuman's Flying Post (Exeter), 1832, when she extorts Mirabel's watch from him, March 29, p. 2. col. 5; ditto, 1849, May 31, and by Mirabel himself in scene iv, when p. 6, col. 4 (being No. 24 of Geo. Oliver's recovering it from her. Biographies of Eminent Exonians'); and • The Leech of Folkestone.' “ One skull Wm. H. K. Wright's 'West Country of such surpassing size and thickness as Poets.' Kendall was baptized at Exeter would have filled the soul of a Spurzheim (St. Mary Major) on Dec. 3, 1768, and was or De Ville with wonderment." See 10 S. drowned in the River Wrey at Bovey Tracy x. 91, 157, where Deville is described as on March 26. 1832. He was buried at a phrenologist somewhere in the forties Exeter (St. Lawrence). Kendall published a of last century.” One
correspondent volume of Poems in 1791, privately quoted from ‘A Woman of Mind': printed (as to place of printing, see 9 s. iii. My wife is a woman of mind, 246); · The Science of Legislation, trans- And Deville, who examined her bumps, lated from the Italian of Filangieri (pre
Vowed that never were found in a woman
Such large intellectual lumps. face dated in 1792); and “Poems' (Exeter, Trewman) in 1793. The poems of 1793
At the second reference the late MR. include Elegiac Stanzas, Occasional RICHARD WELFORD gave some lines from Verses, Sonnets, Fairy Fantasies, and Robert Montgomery's satire, "The Age imitations of Catullus.
M. Reviewed,'. in which foggy Spurzheim,
Combe, Gall, and smug Deville" were 30. William Kendall. The Exeter Public assailed. Library contains two copies of the 1793 The Babes in the Wood.' 'Split, and edition of Kendall's poems.
told the whole story to Cotton.” I do not We also have an edition published in know whether Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, as 1791 by ** W. Kendall.” The 1793 edition suggested, ante, p. 99, was connected with was published by R. Trewman of this city, the transmission of the legend. One is but on the 1791 edition there is no imprint tempted to suggest that we have a reference whatever. However, from internal evidence, to the Rev. Horace S. Cotton, D.D., who such as type and ornaments used, there is was Ordinary of Newgate at least as late no doubt that it came from Trewman's as 1831. See 10 S. vii. 408, 454.
• The Hand of Glory.' The broad, Many of the poems of the 1791 edition Double-Joe from ayont the sea.
A joe are repeated in the 1793 edition in a revised is said by Prof. Weekley, ' Etymological Dict. or extended form. In the 1791 edition a of Mod. English,' to be an archaic term for a footnote to the verses
* To Laura,' says, Portuguese coin, after Joannes V. († 1750). Composed at a very early age, the writer's Patty Morgan the Milkmaid's Story.' first production.”
Gryffith ap Conan.” This is presumably Kendall also published at the age of 24 Gruffydd ab Cynan (1055 ?-1137). See the & translation of * An Analysis of the Science D.N.B.' of Legislation,' from the Italian of Chevalier “ Preface to the second edition" (Feb. Filangieri, but I have never come across a 2, 1843). “ All modern Shakespearians, copy of this work. There is a copy of it in the including the rival editors of the new and British Museum, also of the two volumes illustrated versions." One of these editors of poems mentioned above.
must be Charles Knight, whose ‘Pictorial H. TAPLEY-SOPER, F.S.A. Shakspere was published 1838-41. * THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS
J. Payne Collier's edition (1842-44) or B. W.
(12 S. x. Procter's (1839-43) or Thomas Campbell's 33, 99).—' The Old Woman Clothed in Grey'|(1838) illustrated ? EDWARD BENSLY. Dullman, “ the worthy Jesuit's polemical publisher," Charles Dolman (1807-1863), Smuggler's Leap' (p. 329). Nock. Roman Catholic publisher. See · D.N.B.' There were two famous gunsmiths of this * The Black Mousquetaire.'
". Tom- name. The earlier, Henry Nock, in 1787 inpion's I presume ? -FARQUHAR.” Barham vented a breech-plug, known as the “ patent is quoting from Farquhar's comedy, "The breech," which was long used, and he also Inconstant : or, The Way to Win Him, introduced the short flat piece on the top det v; scenes ii. and iv., where Young of gun-barrels still known as the Mirabel' is trapped in Lamorce's lodgings, form.' There are several examples of his
work in the Royal Collection at Windsor, parentage of Jane Black would appear to and from the date-letters on the silver be incorrectly stated in my pedigree. She mountings of these weapons they can be might, however, have been a younger accurately dated ; the years 1788, 1790, daughter of the Robert Irwin mentioned and 1792 occur, which seems to have been above. I should be glad of any information about the busiest time of his life. According which would assist me in establishing her to the Inventories of the Armour, &c., in parentage. C. W. FIREBRACE (Capt.). the Tower of London, his shop was at 180, Fleet Street.
BRITISH SETTLERS IN AMERICA (12 S. ix. The other gunsmith of the name, Samuel 462,517,521;x. 57, 114).—Marsh, Kinswomen Nock, appears as a gunsmith at the same Mary and Ann, daurs. of Joseph and Elizaaddress in 1812. He was probably the son beth Marsh, late of Philadelphia, Pen., of Henry Nock.
Glovers, mentioned in Will of John Andrews, Both the Nocks were good workmen, and 1757. (250 Busby, P.C.C.) made both sporting and military guns,
May, son Alexander, gone to Virginia, besides pistols of many patterns.
mentioned in Will of Alexander May of
E. R. Clanfield, Co. Oxford. (Cons. Oxfd., vol. A, NAMING OF PUBLIC ROOMS IN INNS (12 s. p. 400.) ix. 189 and passim).—Some of the numerous
Davison, Hilkiah, of St. Mary's in Jamaica,
born in Winchester, Co. Southton, Sworn correspondents who answered this inquiry may possibly be interested in this record 9 Sep. 1744. (C. Reg. of Affadavits, 52-1033.) of the George Hotel, Winchester, which
Pearce, Mathew, emigrated from Kings dates back to the fifteenth century, pos- Langley, Herts, to New South Wales, 2 Jany. sibly earlier :
1832. (C.O., 206/33.)
GERALD FOTHERGILL. Proprietor John Harris, 1655.
ll, Brussels Road, St. John's Hill,
New Wandsworth, S.W. ll.
POEM OF THE SIXTIES WANTED (12 S. X. 132).-
The little poem about the two poor boys was The Mermaid.
composed by Mary Sewell, 1797-1884. Its title The Fleur-de-lis.
is "A Mother's Last Words. The ballad was The Falcon.
The Pomegranate. published in 1860, and according to the ‘ D.N.B.' The Chequer.
1,088,000 copies were sold. The Half-Moon. The Dolphin.
D. A. CRUSE. The Cross Keys. The Squirrel.
Leeds Library. The Bell.
The Dagger. The Talbot.
The Green Dragon.
Notes on Books.
Alumni Cantabrigienses. A Biographical List NEVIN FAMILY (12 S. X. 131).-It is of all known Students, Graduates and Holders recorded in the pedigree of Irwin of Mount of Office at the University of Cambridge from Irwin (Burke's ‘Landed Gentry of Ireland,'
the earliest times to 1900. Compiled by John 1912) that Robert Irwin of Mount Irwin,
Venn and J. A. Venn. Part I. From the earliest
times to 1751. Vol. i. Abbas-Cutts. (CarCo. Armagh, married the daughter of
bridge University Press, £7 10s, net.) Nevin, and had issue, with three daughters, To readers of “ N. & Q.' there is no need to labour four
The second son, William the importance of the great work which, in the Irwin, was born in 1769, so the marriage volume before us, begins to see the light. It is. may be dated about 1760-1765. This in its kind, a classic, which, as time goes on, will lady may have been one of the family men- gain in interest and value, which may be added
to here and there, or corrected, but which can tioned in the query, perhaps a daughter of be superseded. The compilers in their William Nevin, who succeeded to the Preface anticipate one of the earliest impulses Ministry of Downpatrick in 1746. A MS. which must inevitably arise in the mind of any pedigree of Black of Newry, Co. Down, in person who takes up this book for the first time my possession, states that William Black, The first instalment of Foster's work was wel.
a comparison with the Alumni Oxonienses." M.D., of Newry, married Jane, daughter of comed in our columns at 7 S. iv. 379 (Nov. 5, 1887), W. Irwin of Mount Irwin, Sheriff of Armagh, by the pen of Joseph Knight, who addressed and their son, Thomas Black, M.D., was born himself most zealously to showing its high utility in 1799. William Irwin married (according instalment at 7 s. vii. 19 (Jan. 5, 1889), had to
yet at a later date, upon reviewing a secondi to Burke) in 1809, Sarah, daughter of lament the slightness of the support it had met. Samuel de la Cherois-Crommelin, so the with. Already, it appears, he had received
hint that the Cambridge registers might in their hostels or boarding houses which were as populous turn be published.
as the Colleges, and frequented, it would appear, It would be difficult to exaggerate our many- by the youths of higher social position, So far sided indebtedness to Foster and to Colonel as is now known none of their books has been Chester before him, but it must be conceded preserved, and it seems improbable that any of that the compilers of the Cambridge Register the lists of names belonging to them will now be have both encountered greater difficulties and recovered. achieved more. The *Alumni Oxonienses' go For the most interesting names—those of the back but to 1500 ; the first Alumni Canta- earliest times, search had to be made in many brigienses' date from 1261. Yet again, Foster quarters. Episcopal Registers naturally yielded had the Oxford matriculation records in a com- a good deal: and the compilers point to one plete transcript to form his basis : the Cambridge class of information contained in these which is matriculation records from their inception in of peculiar interest—the occasional leave of 1544 had not been so prepared. Moreover, for absence from his parish granted by a bishop to the earlier Fears they are but scanty and the a clerk to enable him to study for a certain business of supplementing them brought a new length of time at a university. College Accountcomplication to light. Students found books ; Patent and Close Rolls, Papal Letters duly entered at a College who had never matricu- and other public records, as well as lists of lated. It became clear that the matriculation ordinations and institutions to livings will present records were far from representing the whole themselves to most readers' minds as sources to of the men who had passed through the university ; be investigated, and a consideration of the labour and further, that the men unrecorded in them thereby involved will occur as a matter of course. tended to be specially youths of some social or It is greatly to be regretted that the compilers political importance. Hence it was seen to be found their work obstructed in some quarters. necessary to search the Admission Registers of It seems extraordinary that so heavy a fee as all the Colleges, and no fewer than 3,000 addi- six shillings and eight pence an hour should be tional names were thereby obtained. It must be charged for examination of an Episcopal registry conceded that this suggests the desirability of when the research was for a purely historical inaking similar investigations at Oxford. The purpose. name of Oliver Cromwell, as the Preface points To turn from the Preface to the list itselfout, is the monumental instance to this purpose. this is arranged substantially on the plan of the He appears on the Register of Sidney and resided · Alumni Oxonienses,' minor alterations in the for a year, but neither matriculated nor graduated. spelling of well-known names being ignored in
A most interesting section of the Preface is the alphabet. The biographical notices frethat describing the University Records. The quently contain points of curious interest. dislike of writing things up seems ineradicable-- Those who make a study of names will discover not to be overcome save by compulsion. The instances worth noting-while the systematic Registrary for 1590-1601 was, in that respect, a genealogist needs no recommendation to send person of such negligence that he recorded no him to a work for which he has been waiting. matriculations at all. This would not be possible Those who possess the · D.N.B.' might usefully at the present day, but was easy enough according annotate one or two biographies from this listto the old system, by which the boys' names, that of Walter Balcanqual, for example, which wth other requisite particulars, were sent in to is astonishingly incorrect, or that of Henry the Registrary by prelectores-College officers in Billingsley. Among the names included in Part I. charge of the youth-for him to copy into his are those of more than a hundred Cambridge book. These prelectors' lists have been kept, students who emigrated to New England before and recourse has been had to them to supplement | 1650, biographies of whom have been supplied and correct the errors and omissions of the official by Mr. J. Gardner Bartlett of Boston, Mass. scribe: and it is interesting to observe that these The names contained in this first volume number exemplify the not uncommon inverse proportion some twenty thousand. between the importance of a document and its legibility. The Grace Books form a continuous Measure for Measure. (Cambridge University serie from 1454 to the present day; and in the Press. 78. net.) Ordo Sertoritatis Cambridge possesses a nearly We have here before us the fourth volume of that unique « Honours list. A third list, that of the New Shakespeare "which has already established Suppdicats, completes the records of Degrees. itself as an authoritative interpretaton of the The Grace Books go furthest back; for about two Plays. There is none among these like 'Measure centuries of university history anterior to these for Measure' for tantalizing an editor and pricking search has to be made elsewhere.
his ingenuity; and none which more acutely vexes Four of tbe Colleges have published their a lover of the poet by its incongruities and its Tecords.
The best of them is that of Gonville steep descents from the height of beauty to depths and Caius, but Trinity possesses, in the names of of squalid futility. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch in students of King's Hall, the earliest continuous his Introduction first gives us Whetstone's sketch list of scholars in existence. These “King's of the Italian story upon which the plot is founded, Scholars were assisted by payments from the and then proceeds to search for the flaw whereby Exchequer, and the list has been extracted from the play as a whole must be acknowledged to the records of the Exchequer. Published or miss fire. He discusses first its licentiousness, and
wapublished, all the College records have been since it has come to be regarded as the locus workal through, but even so finality is not to classicus for this quality in Shakespearian drama be reached. Up to about the middle of the he takes occasion by it to deliver his main sixteenth century there abounded at Cambridge opinion on the subject as a whole. These sections,