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Suffolk, as still to be seen in St. Edmund's church, “ Mr. Justice Byles.-And the parish has not increased ? Southwold, over the grave of Gardner, who had “ Mr. Giffard.—No, my lord. It seemed that the parish two wives, named respectively Honour and Vir- object was to form it into a union with other parishes,
was near Southampton. There were no paupers, and the tue:
which the overseer resisted. “ Between Honour and Virtue here doth lie,
“ His Lordship thought it was a remarkable case, and The remains of Old Antiquity.”
granted an order to remove the proceedings into the Court
J. DALTON. of Queen's Bench, to be quashed next term. MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION FROM SCHILLER.
“ Order accordingly."
T. B. In Dr. Wordsworth's Journal of a Tour Italy, vol. i. p. 26 (Rivingtons, 1863), some Latin lines DRESSES OF Court LADIES IN SCOTLAND.-In are quoted from a tombstone at Lucerne, and Dr. vol. viii. of the Scotch Treasury Accounts, there W. asks, “ Are they from an ancient hymn ?” appear various entries of payments for furnish
Familiar as I am from my earliest childhood ing the ladies of the Court with suitable apparel: with the poets of my country, I felt rather sur- amongst the names are those of the Lady Cowdenprised at such a suggestion.
knowes, Lady Callender, Lady Duddup, Lady Those lines are a faithful translation of one of Dirleton, and Margaret of the Isles, &c. Query, the best known passages in Schiller's Song of the Who was Margaret of the Isles ? Lady Duddup, Bell. I beg to subjoin the original and transla- would be a Schrimgeour; Calander, a Livington; tion:
and Dirleton, the wife of Lord Halyburton of Original. Dirleton,
J. M. “ Dem dunkeln Schooss der heil'gen Erde Vertrauen wir der Hände That;
Curious ERROR IN DE QUINCEY. – I find the Vertraut der Säemann seine Saat,
line occurring in Dryden's famous character of
“Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong,"
twice quoted as Pope's by De Quincey. (Leaders Erblühen soll zu schönerm Loos."
in Literature, 1st ed. p. 291; and again, vol. xv. Translation,
2nd ed. of De Quincey's Works, p. 151.) What “Deponit opus operator
makes this slip more remarkable is the fact that In almis terræ gremiis ;
in De Quincey's Essay, Lord Carlisle on Pope, Fovendum semen seminator
there is a long note (pp. 44-46) in which this Telluris dat sacrariis, Spe fisus germen oriturum, profuturum,
passage of Dryden's is contrasted with Pope's Sub cælitum auspiciis.
" Death of the second Villiers, Duke of Bucking•
The Last PRAYER OF BEATRICE CENCI :-
AGNES BENSLY. “Signor mio, Tu sei ritornato per me, ed Io, di buona SINGULAR STATE OF A PARISH: Upper Eldon. voglia ne vengo, non disperando della Tua Miserecordia The following report of a case in Judges' Cham- spargendo il Prezioso Tuo Sangue, ne avrai sparsa qualche
per il mio grave peccare. Tu, per ricomprare l'Universo bers appeared in all the daily papers. I would goccia per me, e se Tu fosti innocentemente tanto vitupesuggest that it is worthy of preservation in “ N. & Q.," and I beg to hand it to you for that rato, e con tanti tormeņti morto; perche Io, peccatrice
non debbo abbraciare si dolce morte, più cruda da me purpose :
meritata, che sono ora per patire, in ferma speranza di “ JUDGES' CHAMBERS, Aug. 25, 1863: BEFORE MR. JUSTICE BYLES.
esser Teco, in Paradiso, o, almeno in luogo di salute!" “(Extraordinary Application.—Happy Parish. Ex parte I have transcribed this prayer, literatim, from Cousens.)-Mr. H. Giffard appeared as counsel for a gentleman named Cousens, and applied for a writ of certiorari
an authenticated copy of the Vatican MS. relatto remove an order of justices into the Court of Queen's ing to the case of the Cenci. It has, I believe, Bench for the purpose of having the same quashed for never been printed, notwithstanding its touching informality. The learned counsel made the application beauty. The MS. states that it was entirely comunder extraordinary circumstances. The Poor Law Act posed by poor Beatrice herself, unaided by any of required that there should be two overseers, and in this
the attendant clergy, and uttered on the scaffold case only one had been appointed. There was only one house in the parish, and only one inhabitant.
immediately before her death. “Mr. Justice Byles asked where the parish was situate.
W. J. BERNHARD SMITH. “ Mr. Giffard said it was the parish of Upper Eldon. Temple. “ Mr. Justice Byles.—You say there must be two overseers, and there is only one inhabitant?
" Mr. Giffard said that was his point, and a similar case occurred in 1763, just 100 years ago, in the same parish.
Primer, extracted into the Literary Gazette for
1820, p. 187 ? ANONYMOUS.
“C was King Coal, of Oxford the pride." “ Letters from Snowdon : descriptive of a Tour through Was that written at the time when “ certain perthe Northern Counties of Wales. Containing the Anti
were in search of that black diamond in the quities, History, and State of the Country; with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants. Toto divisos locality of Oxford, and were, I believe, thoroughly orbe Britannos. London: Printed for J. Ridley, in St. unsuccessful ?
W. P. James's Street; and W. Harris, No. 70, St. Paul's Church Yard. M.DCC.LXX.”
CREST.-By what family is the following crest
borne: in front of a branch, erect, sprouting, a This book is a small 8vo, and contains twenty lion couchant ?
CARILFORD. letters, besides the preface; which consists of a Cape Town. . letter from a “Friend to the Author," and of an answer to the same by the author in the form of a about 1793, a canal from Pickering to Whitby.
WILLIAM CROSSLEY, engineer, projected, in or letter. In Letter 111., Giraldus Cambrensis is Additional particulars with respect to him are characterised as the false and infamous."
S. Y. R. Who was the author ? The work is not mentioned by Lowndes.*
LLALLAWG. Drama.–1. A MS. play called “The Custom
of the Isle, or Matrimonial Escapes,” was sold ARCHIDIACONAL VISITATIONS IN IRELAND.—Is
among the MSS. in the library of James Boswell there
later instance on record of an archidi- (son of Johnson's biographer). Is this a modern aconal visitation in Ireland than that which was play, and is it known who was the author? held by Archdeacon Pococke (the learned and
2. E. McCarthy, author of The Battle of Wateraccomplished traveller, and subsequently Bishop loo, a dramatic sketch, Buckingham, 1815. Can of Meath) in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, in you give me any account of this author ? the year 1746 ?
3. Who is the author of three dramas, viz. The Bishops' ROBES.—What is known of the robes Ball Ticket, The Mysterious Packet, and The worn by our bishops ? I wish to know whether Heiress of False Indulgence, London, Rodwell, the rochet - the sleeveless linen garment worn
R. INGLIS. under the chimere - is an ancient ecclesiastical EPITAPH AT EWERBY, co. LINCOLN. dress, and whether the lawn sleeves attached to white marble tablet in the chancel : the chimere, or black satin robe, is part of the “ Sacred to the memory of EMILY GEORGIANA, the chimere, or originally was part of the rochet ? beloved wife of GEORGE WILLIAM, EARL OF WINCHILMy own impression is, that our present bishops' SEA and Nottingham, who died July the 10th, 1848, dress consists of an outer sleeveless coat, worn
aged 39 years. over an alb.
“When the knell rung for the dying,
Soundeth for me, Was the square cap, now carried in the hand by
And my corse coldly is lying bishops, worn by them during divine service ? It
'Neach the green tree, is my impression that square caps were worn as
“ When the turf strangers are heaping parts of the ecclesiastical dress by ministers gene
Covers my breast, rally during their performance of divine worship. Come not to gaze on me weeping:
I am at rest. CHARITY.—There is a beautiful paraphrase on
" All my life cold and sadly 1 Cor. xiii. commencing, I believe,
The days have gone by ;
1, who dream'd wildly and madly, “Did sweeter sounds adorn my flowing tongue
Am happy to die.
“ Long since my heart bath been breaking ; Who wrote it, and where may it be found ?
Its pain is past :
A time has been set to its aching:
Peace comes at last. COAL. – I have a faint recollection of having I copy this from the Stamford Mercury of the heard the late Dr. Buckland state that he once 10th of July last, where it is added, " It is underhad ventured to say, that if certain persons ever stood at Ewerby that the verses were written by found coal at Oxford, he would eat the first lump, Lady Emily herself when on her death-bed. Is or words to that purpose. What, then, is the this assertion likely to be correct? or are the meaning of this line, taken from a Geological lines recognizable as a quotation ? The lady was
the second wife of the late Earl of Winchelsea [* This work is attributed to Joseph Cradock, Esq. by and Nottingham, who died in 1858 ; and second Watt
, as well as by the editor of the Bodleian Catalogue daughter of the Right Hon. Sir Charles Bagot. This is clearly an error, as in the Preface to the second edition, 1777, an allusion is made to the death of the
She was married in 1837, and died without issue author. Mr. Cradock died on Dec. 15, 1826.-Ed.]
N. H, S.
EPIGRAM. — The reviewer (Gentleman's Maga- above Henry Cook(e). She was brought up by zine for August 1844) of Tooke's Life and Poems an uncle Benjamin Keningale of Wisten Hall, of Charles Churchill, 3 vols., in adding a few ob- near Stoke. servations of his own, which had escaped Tooke, 3. Campbell: Marven or Marvin. How Sir mentions Dr. Smith, Master of Trinity College, Thomas Campbell, Lord Mayor of London in Cambridge, known by his Treatise on Optics. In 1609, was connected with the family of Marven. allusion to this work Gray wrote his severe and 4. Syer (of Hadleigh, co. Suffolk). K. R. C. caustic epigram on him, beginning
BENJAMIN GALE, a native of Aislaby, near * What's the reason old Fobus has cut down yon tree,” Whitby is referred to in 1829 as an eminent &c. &c.
artist then living at a very advanced age. I shall I have looked carefully through Mason's Me
be glad of information as to him and his works. moirs of Gray's Life and Writings, 4 vols. 1778,
S. Y. R. for this epigram, but cannot find it. Perhaps
GARNIER: “Théorie ÉLÉMENTAIRE DES TRANS. some of your correspondents would be able to
VERSALES. furnish the remaining lines, for one only is given
- In the second, third, and fourth by the reviewer. This was same Dr. Smith who tomes of Quetelet's Correspondance Mathématique bequeathed two annual prizes of 25l. to be awarded et Physique, I find a series of papers “ par M. to bachelors of arts, who had shown the greatest Garnier, Professeur à l'Université de Gand," readvancement in mathematics and natural philo- lating to a work of his on Transversals, which he sophy. These bachelors are called, as Cambridge announced as ready for publication. Has this men well know, “ Smith's prizemen."
work ever appeared; and if so, where may a copy J. Booth. be inspected ?
T. T. W. Bromyard.
A GOOSE TENURE. I extracted the following EXECUTIONS FOR MURDER. Can any
of your from one of the newspapers a few weeks ago; and correspondents refer me to a source whence I may as this curious tenure is referred to in some MS. learn the number of executions that have taken notes sent me by a friend who is now on his place for murder since the year 1839, with the travels, I should be glad to be referred to any calling or profession of the person murdered, and source of information on the subject. The date the county in which the murder was perpetrated ? and other particulars of its origin would be acOr where can I find the names of police constables ceptable : who have been murdered (and the counties or
“ The Jews of Presburg, in Hungary," says the Ausdivisions to which they severally belonged) since trian Gazette, “ were allowed to present two geese to the the establishment of the rural force in 1839 ? A Emperor of Austria, at Vienna. The geese were decked list of executions in Suffolk which has lately come with ribbons of black and yellow, the Austrian colours; into my hands, records the executions of two men,
and of red, green, and white, the Hungarian. The oblia one Jan. 25, 1845, the other April 14, 1863, for gation of making this present about St. Martin's day was
imposed on the Jews of Presburg at the time of the conthe murders of two policemen, both belonging to quest of Hungary by the Magyars." one division, the East Suffolk Constabulary, which
T. B. musters, including the chief constable, 117 officers
HALF-WAY TREE AND THE FRENCH TAILOR's and men.
I cannot help thinking this is a high Motion. — Ben Jonson's amusing epigram, enaverage, whether we consider the number of constables, or the acreage, or the population of the
titled “On English Monsieur," contains two alludistrict in which they are allocated, and I wish to șions, which perhaps your readers can elucidate for
me. In the first, the poet is commenting upon the compare it with other parts of the kingdom. If collective information is not to be had, perhaps of France, the scarf, the hat and feather, the shoe
strangeness that so many productions of the taste some of your correspondents may kindly favour and tie, and the garter, should be found upon one me with accounts, each for his county or division. whose face durst
never be toward the sea I may add that not one policeman of the West Suf
“ farther than half-way tree.” folk constabulary has been murdered since the establishment of that force.
J. P. D. Where stood the half-way tree? There used to
be, perhaps still is, a half-way house on the road Family HISTORY.— Wanted
information as between; London and Greenwich; has Jonson's to ancestry or arms about any of the undermen- allusion any connection with that place, or with tioned families:
any other spot now known, on the road between 1. Cook(e), Allworth. Henry Cook(e) married London and Dover ? Ann Allworth at Stoke-by-Nayland, co. Suffolk, The other allusion is more definite. The poet Nov. 8, 1705.
affects to doubt whether the foppish gentleman 2. Keningale (of Milden, near Lavenham). / who was his subject, were not, after all, a statue. Mary Keningale married John Cook of Holton "No!” he exclaims, Hall, near Stratford St. Mary, grandson of the
“ 'T doth move, and stoop, and criuge."
These fantastic movements lead to the conclusion “N. & Q." obligingly state how, if published, or with which the poem ends,
otherwise, I can obtain a sight of this interesting " It needs must prove
historical document, which it is desirable should The new French tailor's motion, monthly made, be generally known, were it only as conducing to Daily to turn in Paul's, and help the trade."
the character of a noble-minded and magnanimous
Duke of KINGSTON'S REGIMENT, 1745. - In to this strange ornament of Paul's Walk, this sub- the '45 rebellion, the Duke of Kingston raised a stitute for the moveable figures which now show troop of horse for the government. Is any list of forth the productions of bodice-makers, and the those who composed it extant, or any account of excellence of the works of hair dyers, and perhaps its services ?
XP. of some other tradespeople ? JEBNORUCH,
WILLIAM MIDDLETON, Esq., a native of BoroughN. HAWKSMORE. — Being interested in a new bridge, who in, and for several years subsequently memoir of this celebrated architect, who died 1736, to 1814, resided at Esk Hall, near Whitby, died in London, I venture to inquire, through your in 1842, and was buried at New Malton. He
whether any descendants exist who furnished the greater part of the Botanical Catacan furnish further information than is already logue given in Young's History of Whitby; and I printed. He had not a son. His only daughter, am assured that he also published a botanical Elizabeth, married a Philpot, and then a Blacker- work in French. Particulars as to this work will by, both before his death. The “family” sup; greatly oblige.
S. Y. R. plied the account for Chalmers's Biographical
Where can Dictionary, but that was early in the present century; and it conveys but few of the particulars I I find a list of the incumbents of Palethorpe or am anxious to arrive at. Have any of his draw- Peverelthorpe, in the county of Notts, or of any ings got into the possession of private individuals? other parishes in the deanery of Retford ? XP. Some few are, I believe, at Oxford.
PARTY.—The saying “ Party is the madness of WYATT PAPWORTH.
many for the gain of a few," has become a proPAUL JONES.—In noticing this worthy, and his verb. It is found, but applied not strictly to buccaneering and piratical exploits, I must not Party, but to Party.spirit, at the end of Pope's omit that this day (Sept. 23) is the eighty-fourth first Letter to Blount. (Works, ed. Warton, anniversary of his capture of the “Serapis," which 1822, viii. 6.) raised him to the highest pinnacle of his transitory
Is this the first place where it occurs ? glory. My object, however, is to recur to one
LYTTELTON. of his earlier predatory achievements with the
Hagley, Stourbridge. * Ranger” privateer; viz., his landing on Thurs- PEACOCK FAMILY.-William Peacocke of Scotter, day morning, April 23, 1778, at St. Mary's Isle, co. Lincoln, was buried at that place on Jan. 12, Kirkcudbright, the seat of Dunbar Douglas, fourth 1611-12. His widow Margaret survived but á Earl of Selkirk, and the plundering the house of few weeks, as she was buried on Feb. 28, of the all the family plate. It is said his principal object same year. I am anxious to know Margaret's was to seize upon the person of the Earl, and to maiden name, and the place and date of her martake him off as his prisoner, but if that were his riage. design, the Earl being in London, it was frus- William Peacock, grandson of the above, was trated. The Countess (who was Helen Hamilton baptised at Scotter, Darch 22, 1611-12, and buried of the Haddington family) was alone there with in Scotter church, Sept. 28, 1644. His widow, her children and servants; far from being alarmed, Florence, survived her husband until May 18, she received Jones's party most heroically, and 1661. What was her maiden name, and when upon their demanding the keys of the plate closet, and where was she married ? she caused them to be delivered up to the ma
EDWARD PEACOCK. rauders, who, having taken all the household and Bottesford Manor, Brigg. family plate they could find, packed it up, and re- PHELPS FAMILY. - Will Mr. Edward Peacock, embarking with their commander in the “Ranger," the editor of The Army Lists of the Roundheads set sail. It is well known that when the freebooters and Cavaliers, kindly inform me whether he has had departed, the Countess sat down and made a met with the name of Thomas Phelps, who, my record of all the circumstances of this incursion family tradition says, was a captain in Cromwell's exactly as they transpired, and of this she sent army in Ireland ?' In “ N. & Q.," 1st S. x. 530, copies to one or two of her most particular friends there is an answer to a query I made relative to by letter; and I have understood one of these this said Thomas Phelps, which was kindly ancommunications has been recopied several times, swered by the much lamented antiquary, JAMES and perhaps also published. Will any reader of F. Ferguson, of Dublin.
I should be also thankful to your correspondent And if so, can you furnish us with the missing “on Robert Anderson " (3rd S. ir. 34), if he can verse or verses. tell me who the Mr. Phelps was who sang the
A Constant READER OF FRASER. ballad of "Lucy Grey," at Vauxhall
, in the year
[The ballad inquired for by our correspondent, some1794.
Jos. Lloyd PHELPS.
times entitled “The bride cam' out o' the byre," is printed Edgbaston.
in Herd's Collection; and with the music in Robert PISCINÆ NEAR ROODLOFTS.—The church of the Chambers's Songs of Scotland prior to Burns, p. 206, et
seq. The following verses conclude the ballad: Blessed Virgin at Maxey, Northamptonshire, is being restored. The masons have just bared a
“ Out and spake the bride's brither, trefoil-headed (decorated) piscina in a spandril
As he came in wi' the kye;
Poor Willie wad ne'er hae ta'en ye, of the Norman nave, fourteen feet from the ground
Had he kent ye as weel as I; floor. Two openings to the rood loft remain, one
For ye're both proud and saucy, on either side of the chancel arch, and it is near
And no for a poor man's wife: the opening on the south side, where this piscina
Gin I canna get a better, was found. There must have been an altar here.
I’se ne'er take ane i' my life.' Has any reader of “N. & Q.” seen a piscina in a
“ Out and spake the bride's sister, similar position ? As far as my experience extends,
As she came in frae the byre; this at Maxey is unique.
O gin I were but married,
It's a' that I desire: Roman ConsistORY ON HENRY VIII.—Can you
But we poor folk maun live single,
And do the best that we can; tell me where to see, or if in the British Museum
I dinna care what we shou'd want, what under, the pleadings before the Roman Con
If I cou'd but get a man.'"] sistory, in Queen Katherine v. Henry VIII. ? A few copies were, I believe, printed at Rome, and
Book of SPORTS.-Will you, or some of your given to the members of the consistory, one may
readers, kindly inform me when this book was have found its way here.
N. W. issued? Was an edition issued in the time of
ANTIQUUS. SIR THOMAS DE VEIL. - In one of the MS.
[The original edition of the Book of Sports was pubvolumes of Miscellanea given to the British Mu- lished by King James I. in 1618, on account of a petition seum by Professor Ward, is the following trifle :- presented to him on his return from Scotland in 1617 by “ Sir Thomas de Veil thinks it proper to tell,
the people, chiefly the lower classes, who were desirous of • That summonses signed by Sir Thomas de Veil,
Sunday amusements. The first edition is of the greatest Which Sir Thomas de Veil never thought should be sent,
rarity: The second edition, published by King Charles I., Were left where Sir Thomas de Veil never meant;
with his ratification added, is also of great rarity. The These Sir Thomas de Veil thought it fit to repeal,
copy in the British Museum cante from Mr. Maskell's As witness his writing -Sir Thomas de Veil."
collection. This edition has been reprinted in the Har
leian Miscellany, and in The Phænir, vol. i. In 1860, Is it known whose these lines are, and to what Mr. Bernard Quaritch of Piccadilly printed, upon tinted they refer?
paper, 100 copies of an exact reprint of the original ediJOB J. BARDWELL WORKARD, M.A.
tion, a literary and historical curiosity. No edition was
published during the reign of Charles II. To coinplete UM ELIA-AMELIA.— I find in Domestic Life in
the bibliographical account of this book, may be added, Palestine the following passage, p. 46:
" A Brief Defence of the several declarations of James I.
and Charles I. concerning lawful recreations on Sundays, “ It is the universal custom in the East, for a mother commonly call’d The Book of Sports, against the cavils of to take the name of her first-born son, with the prefix of puritans and phanaticks; with a true and original copy um, mother; such as um Elias, mother of Elias; or um
of the said Declaration, 4to, 1708.” See also, The Book of Elia, mother of Eli (whence perhaps came such names as
Sports, set forth by James I. and Charles I., with ReEmma, Emily, and Amelia,” &c.)
marks upon the same [in vindication of King Charles I.], Is this supposition correct?
4to, Lond. 1709.] JOIN DAVIDSON. THEODORE PALEOLOGUS.—The following para
graph was taken from an advertisement in an old
London paper of about sixty years ago. “ To Queries with answers.
be sold in Devonshire, a capital Barton. Theodore
Paleologus, the lineal descendant of the Greek Em“Woo'D AND MARRIED AND A'."-In case you perors, lived and died in the house." I should be should overlook the appeal made to you by the glad to know if any correspondent residing in “ London Recluse," whose pleasant “Recreations” Devonshire or elsewhere can say where the house are printed in this month's Fraser, permit me to call was situated in which this person lived and died ? your attention to it: for I share with him a de
P. HUTCHINSON. sire to know how the quaint old ballad—“Wood and married and a'"- there quoted by the “Re- parish of Landulph, Cornwall (not Devonshire). Clifton
(Theodore Paleologus lived and died at Clifton, in the cluse," was brought to an end. Is it in print ? was the mansion of the Arundels till about the year 1620.