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a MS. volume of his, apparently written with water. These vocables are the inverse of the much care, consisting of an Abridgment of Celtic lli (a flood, flux, stream), which is found Dyer," and other like matters. T. HUGHES. corrupted, extended, or inversed, in at least a Chester.

thousand local names, not only in Great Britain, SHERIDAN'S GREEK (3rd S. iii. 209, 456.)–Fitz- but also in continental Europe. HOPKINS will find the anecdote he is in search of

R. S. CHARNOCK. given correctly in Selections Grave and Gay by T. With respect to W. H.'s inquiry after epigrams de Quincy, vol. ii. p. 41. Lord Belgrave's quotation on the subject of eels, &c., I would refer him to was from Demosthenes, “Greek being as contrary the Emblematists, the modern father of whom has to the usages of the House as Persic or Telinga." left us the following: Sheridan merely rose immediately after, and gave a slightly paraphrased line from the Iliad * TÙY * Jamdudum quocunque fugis te persequor, at nunc δ' άπαμειβόμενος προσέφη Sheridanios ήρως.

Cassibus in nostris denique captus ades.
M. E. P.

Amplius haud poteris vires eludere nostras,

Ficulno anguillam strinximus in folio." QUOTATION WANTED: Sr. CHRYSOSTOM (3rd S.

And. Alciati Emblem. From ed. of 1540.iii . 249.) – The passage seems to be a favourite

J. S. C. with church builders. It occurs in

LORD KIRKCUDBRIGHT (3rd S. iv. 229, 312.)— * A Discourse of St. Chrysostom, Greek and English, Sir Bernard Burke in his Family Romance, thus with a Sermon on Behalf of the Church-building Society; mentions Lord Kirkcudbright:preached in Harrow School Chapel by Christopher Wordsworth, D.D. London, 1843.

“ William M‘Clellan, Lord Kirkcudbright, father of

John, seventh Lord, whose right was confirmed by a de'Halcov ydp dotw iden mpoo Búrepov els eixova Badi- cision of the House of Lords in 1773, followed the occupaζοντα του Αβραάμ πολιών, ανεζωσμένον, και σκάπτοντα, | tion of a glover in Edinburgh, and for many years used και αυτουργούντα; τί του αγρού ποθεινότερον εκείνου; to stand in the lobby of the Assembly Rooms in the Old ενταύθα μείζων ή αρετή, κ. τ.λ. (P. 18.) Ε. Ν. Η.

Town, selling gloves to gentlemen frequenting that place

of amusement, who, according to the fashionable etiquette Eels (3ra S. iv. 305.) - Your correspondent, dance. His lordship never absented himself from his post

of that period, required a new pair of gloves at every new W. H., seeks chapter and verse for To θρίω την

on any occasion, except at the ball which followed the šyxelv. I am afraid it is no great help that I can election of a representative peer, and then only did he give; yet it may be worth while to refer him to assume the garb of a gentleman, and, doffing his apron, Leutch's Paræmiographi Græci, vol. i. p. 316, became one of a company, the most of whom he usually Diog. Cent. viii. 55, where the phrase is quoted, served with his merchandise the rest of the year." with the explanation, το θρίς την έγχελυν: θρίον, το

P. O. φύλλον της σύκης τραχύ γαρ έστιν, αι δε έγχέλεις ολι- COWTHORPE OAK (3rd S. iv. 69, 238.) – Your σθηραί προς το λαμβάνειν ούν αυτάς κατάλληλον δοκεί. | correspondent's query as to the present state of The same proverb and explanation occurs, totidem the Cowthorpe Oak not having been fully anverbis, in vol. ii. of the same collection. (Apot. swered, I beg to say that the king of oaks," xix. 76.) But on neither do I find any note or although quite hollow in the trunk, still covers a comment, so that I conclude the editors could not large space of ground with its branches, and bears trace the quotation. Referring to Erasmi Adagia, a good quantity of foliage: standing in a croft or I find the proverb " Anguillam captare," and the small field adjoining a farm house, and near the reference to the Equites for yxénels onpaobal, but church of Cowthorpe, are in favour of its protecthat is another matter entirely. I have looked at tion. The leading branch fell by a storm in the Pareus, Lambinus, Weiss, Gronovius, Bothe, Rit- year 1718, which being measured with accuracy, schel, and at Thornton's translation, for any note on

was found to contain five tons and two feet of “Anguilla 'st: elabitur” (Pseudolus, ii, iv. 57) which wood. bifore this accidental mutilation it is said might throw light on the proverb in question, but to have extended its shade over half an acre of

in vain. In Gesner's Thesaurus, I. c. there is this ground. Montague, Esq., of Ingmanthorpe · remark on the passage of Plautus,—“Dictum per Hall, near Wetherby, the owner of the estate metaphoram. Quâ figurâ etiam dicunt · Anguil- on which the oak stands, has a table brilliantly lam caudâ tenere' de iis qui sunt lubricâ fide." polished, made from the wood of a fallen portion.

J.D. The box in which the freedom of the city of York Notwithstanding appearances to the contrary,

was presented to Lord Brougham is made of Cow

H. L. I am disposed to think your correspondent will thorpe oak. find very few local names derived from “eels.” BAPTISM OF BELLS (3rd S. iv. 246.) - I beg Aalborg may be an exception. The vocables al, leave to draw the attention of Mr. Morris to two el, ell, hol, hul

, ill, ol, ul, found in British local | interesting papers by l’Abbé Corblet in La Révue names, in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, de- de l'Art Chrétien for February and March, 1857, note that they are or were originally situated near entitled “Notice Historique et Liturgique sur les

Cloches.” One or two brief extracts will answer First feare ye Lord, then rest content, some of his inquiries:

So shall wee live and not repent.

Divinely knit by grace are wee, " Après que le célébrant a versé dans l'eau, en forme de croix, le sel, symbole de la sagesse chrétienne, et l'huile

Late two, now one, ye pledge here see sainte des catéchumènes, emblême de la douceur des ver

Breake not thy vow to please the eye, tus évangeliques, les assistants chantent les pseaumes

But keepe thy love so live and dye. 148 et 150."

Prose. “Maintenant que la cloche est ointe et bénite, elle

I am sent to salute you from a faithfull fricad. peut recevoir les honneurs de l'incens, dont la vapeur Desire hath no rest. parfumée est l'emblême des hommages qu'un cæur brulant de charité doit faire monter vers le ciel."

This and my heart. "On donne ordinairement le nom de baptême à la béné- Acceptance is my comfort. diction des cloches. Ce mot est parfaitement juste, sous Too light to requite. le rapport étymologique, mais il est tout à fait impropre

THOMAS R. Couch. dans le sens théologique. Aussi l'église ne l'a jamais employé.”

PHRASES : Ghost STORY (3rd S. jii. 70.) – I wish to add a query. M. Corblet says that “ He saw that the boots were empty, the most ancient bell in England is probably one

And knew that the wearer was dead." which has recently come down from the belfry of « VOM MÄDCHEN UND IHREM FREIER.—Ein Mädchen a church in Cornwall. It bore the inscription, hatte einen Freier, und der Freier starb. Nachdem das “ Alfredus Rex.” It is supposed that it was given Mädchen ihn einige Wochen betrauert hatte, ging sie to that church by Alfred the Great (871-900.) Brautigam gestorben war.

zum Tanze mit einer ihrer Kameradinnen, der auch der

Ihr Weg führte sie an dem What is the bell to which the abbé refers ?

Begräbnisplatze vorbei; und als sie vor dem BegräbnisWhile on the subject of bells, I may subjoin a platze standen, sagten sie • Steht auf, ihr Brüder! wer cutting from the Daily News of this day (October wird uns sonst zum Tanze führen ?' Als sie am Ende Weges 12th) with a query as to its truth :

gegangen waren, da standen die beiden Todten auf und

verfolgten sie. Kaum waren sie in die Stube, wo getanzt "An interesting archæological discovery has just been ward, eingetreten, da kamen auch jene beiden herein und made at Ornolac, near Ussat-les-Bains (Ariège), France. führten sie zum Tanze. Beim Tanzen traten die MädOn taking down a bell to make certain repairs in the chen jenen Männern auf die Füsse, und da merkten sie, steeple of the church, it was found to bear the date of dass die Stiefel leer seien, und so wussten sie dass sie mit 1079, and must consequently be one of the oldest bells verstorbenen tanzten. Die Todten aber schwenkten die in Christendom. It is the only one left of three which Mädchen so, dass sie fast zu Tode tanzten." - Litauische the church possessed before the first revolution, when the Märchen, Sprichworte, Rätsel, und Lieder, von August other two were destroyed.”

Schleicher, p. 34, Weimar, 1857, 8vo, pp. 244.

The maidens were at much trouble in getting
Ring Posies (3rd S. iv. 243.) –

free from their dead lovers, and hid themselves 'Tis in your will to save or kill.

behind the stove of an old woman, who was sitting If you but consent, you shall not repent.

up to spin flax. The dead men came to the door, Knit in one by Xt alone.

and asked for the two young women whom they had If love I finde I will bee kinde.

tracked. The old woman persuaded them to sit In thee my choyse how I reioyce.

down, and listen to a history of flax from its being As God decreed, so wee agreed.

sown to its conversion into paper. Before she had God aboue encrease of love.

done, the cock crew, and the dead men departed.

As God appoynted I am cötented.
Take hand and heart, ile nere depart.

Live and dye in constancy.

Heath BEER (3rd S. iv. 229, 310.)-If the whole
A vertuous wife ye serveth life.

heath must be explored, we cannot forget Crofton
As long as life your loring wife.

Croker's Fairy Legends (2nd ed. 180), in which
I will be yours while breath indures.

Tom Fitzpatrick and the Cluricaune discourse as Love is sure where faith is pure.

follows: A vertuous wife doth banish strife.

“ Beer!' said Tom: “Thunder and fire, where did you Double Posies.

get it?'—Where did I get it, is it? Why I made it. And As God hath knit our hearts in one,

what do you think I made it of? - Devil a one of me Let nothing part but death alone.

knows, but of malt, I suppose; what else? '--'Tis there As God hath made my choyse in thee,

you're out. I made it of heath.'— Of heath! Now, you So more thy heart to comfort mee.

don't think me to be such a fool as to believe that? God ye hath kept thy heart for mee

*Do as you please, but what I tell you is the truth. Did Grant that our love may faithfull bee.

you never hear tell of the Danes? — And that I did;

weren't them the fellows we gave such a licking when God our love continue ever

they thought to take Limerick from us? '- Hem!' said That we in heaven may live together.

the little man drily, 'is that all you know about the matThe eye did find, ye heart did chuse,

ter.'— But what about them Danes ? 'Why all the The hand doth bind, till death doth loose.

about them there is, is that when they were here they

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taught us how to make beer out of the heath, and the “The Picts were undone, cut off, mother's son, secret's in my family ever since.""

For not teaching the Scots to brew heather ale." Mr. Croker says, in a note, that it is a generally (See also Glencreggan: or a Highland Home in

CUTHBERT BEDE. received tradition in the south of Ireland that the Cantire, i. 363.) Danes manufactured a kind of intoxicating beer LIEUT.-GENERAL JOHN ADLERCRON (3rd S. iv. from the heath.


304.) – It may interest your correspondent to The Irish legend is similar to the Pictish and know that the officer in question was commissioned other traditions mentioned by your learned corre

as Major-General on May 16, 1758, and as Lieut.spondents. The secret of the manufacture, after General on December 18, 1760. Vide Beatson. the expulsion of the Danes consequent upon the

D. M. STEVENS. decisive battle of Clontarf, remained with three

An officer of this name became Colonel of the survivors, a father and two sons. The father, being threatened with torture to compel him to with which he embarked for India. In 1756,

present Thirty-ninth Regiment in March 1752, divulge, replied that his sons would kill him if he when a portion of his corps was ordered to pro

That obstacle was effectually removed ceed from Madras to reinforce the celebrated by the execution of the sons; and then the Lt.-Colonel Clive, he claimed the command, but father exclaimed, “Now my purpose is accom

it was ruled that he should remain at Madras. plished! Youth might have quailed before the fear Colonel John Adlercron commanded the force of death, and played the traitor; but age has no

sent in May, 1757, to relieve Trichinopoly, and such terror," and so heroically submitted to exe

was actively engaged against Wandewash. In the cution, the secret perishing with him. Shallow receptacles of broken stone, partially and in December, 1760, was advanced to the rank

following year he was promoted Major-General, calcined, are occasionally found in secluded mountain districts; and these are believed to be the not been able to obtain information about his

of Lt.-General. He died in July, 1766. I have ancient brewing vats, Hibernice, Fualacta na


THOMAS CARTER. Feinne ; i. e. the cooking hearths of the Fenians.

Horse Guards. The bitter herb mixed with the wort, as pointed out to me by the Irish peasantry some twenty

CRYPT AT ST. PETER'S IN THE East, OXFORD years ago, was the bennet (Geum urbanum), termed (3rd S. iv. 307.) -- A correspondent signing himMinarta- a word which I bave failed to trace self X. X. asks about the crypt in St. Peter's in in any of the Celtic glossaries. In Denmark the the East, Oxford. Within the last year it has been myrica (Pors) was rather used for the purpose of explored by the Oxford Architectural Society, giving the liquor an aromatic flavour; so that who came to the conclusion that there were two the "potus cerealis, vulgo biera, Latine cerevisia," side passages leading from the crypt to the west, alluded to by Ion Isaac Pontanus in his Danie and the staircases were found leading up into the Descriptio, was commonly termed Pors-öl. two aisles. As regards the deep recess walled up

J. L. the end, they found upon breaking through the Dublin.

wall, that the side walls and end wall were of the Although your seven other correspondents on

same date, the stones of one forming part of the this subject speak of heath-beer as a fabled tra

other, and the side walls extending no further. dition,"

yet an eighth correspondent says that he There were present, however, several old inhahas "drunk it within these last four years in the bitants of the parish, who said that they could reLammermoors." Pennant in his Voyage to the with a passage beyond, and they had themselves

member when there was no end wall, but a door Hebrides, p. 229, mentions heather-ale, and says been some considerable distance along the that the proportions were two-thirds of the plant At present the space beyond the wall which was

passage. to one of hops, hops being sometimes added. Mr. broken through is filled with earth. A. D. T. Weld, in his Two Months in the Highlands, p. 83,

Merton College. says, " although the art of brewing the Pictish heather-ale is lost, old grouse-shooters have tasted THRAVES (3rd S. iv. 290.) a beverage prepared by shepherds on the moors,

“ A daimen icker in a thrave, principally from heather-flowers, though honey or

'S a sma' request,” &c. sugar, to produce fermentation, was added." Mac

(See Burns's Lines to a Mouse.) culloch, in his Highlands and Western Isles (iii. p. Dr.Jamieson, in his Scottish Dictionary, explains 333), denies that there was ever such a beverage the primary meaning of thrave, or thraif, to be as heather-ale; though he says that the heath twenty-four sheaves of corn, including two stooks flowers may have been added to the malt for the or shocks. A secondary meaning is a multitude, purpose of giving it flavour. Boece's Pictish a considerable number. Dr. Jamieson gives furlegend is therefore assumed to be a mythic narra- ther illustrations of the meaning from the northern tive; and we are not to believe that.




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“ At the Great Room in Spring-Garden, near St.

James's Park, Tuesday, June 5, will be performed a grand CONTENTS. —No. 98.

Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, For the beneNOTES :- Mozart in London, 385 — Indulgences Printed by Seven, Years of Age, Prodigies of Nature ; taking the

fit of Miss Mozart of Eleven, and Master Mozart of William Caxton, 387 – Cornelius Agrippa on the Morals of the Clergy, 16. — Michael Johnson of Lichfield, &c., 388 — Opportunity of representing to the Public the greatest Vixen, 389 – Jeremy Collier on the Stage, 390.

Prodigy that Europe or that Human Nature has to boast MINOR NOTES:-“Shades," a Public-house Bar: Origin of of. Every Body will be astonished to hear a Child of

the Word - The River Thames described by Sir Walter such a tender Age playing the Harpsichord in such a Scott - The Names Arthur and Guinevere -- Great Guns Perfection. It surmounts all Fantastic and Imagination, - Westall's Woodman - Blair's "Grave” – Who Write

and it is hard to express which is more astonishing, his our Negro Songs ?- The '45 — A Furness Distich, 391.

Execution upon the Harpsichord, playing at Sight, or QUERIES: Allegorical Painting - Bealby Family. his own Composition. His Father brought him to EngJoseph Booth's Polygraphic Exhibition Congreve of

land, not doubting but that he will meet with success in Congreve - De Quincey's Works - Dienlacres, Staffordshire - Gunpowder in the Reign of Richard II. - Heraldic

a Kingdom where his Countryman, the late famous VerQuery: Elkanah Settle - Sir Thomas Jones, Knt. -Ora- tuoso, Handel, received during his Life-time such partorios - Oriental Queries – Paganism in France - Peat ticular Protection. Tickets at Half-a-Guinea each; to Bogs - The Rev. Frederick Sherlock Pope - Portraits of be had of Mr. Mozart, at Mr. Couzin's, Hair Cutter, in Notorious Ladies of the Reign of George IV. - Prognosti. Cecil Court, St. Martin's Lane.” (31st May, 1764.) cations – Lady Reres — Hugh Rose. Botanist-Singapore -Tenures of Land in Ireland, &c., 393.

“By_Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. At the

Great Room in Spring Garden, near St. James's Park, QUERIES WITI ANSWERS:- John Davy- Ring said to be of Mary, Queen of Scots - Bermuda - Newspapers - John

This Day, June 5, at Twelve o'clock, will be performed Canne - Merkyate Cell - Henry Howard — " Carfindo”

a Grand Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, For Mustache, 396.

the Benefit of Miss Mozart of Eleven, and Master Mozart REPLIES:- Swing, 398 - Potheen, 399 - The Devil, Ib.

of Seven Years of Age, Prodigies of Nature. The Vocal Laurence Sterne - Binding a Stone in a Sling - A Goose Parts by Signora Cremonini and Sig. Quilici. The First Tenure - Expedition to Carthagena-- Landseer's “Fable Violin with a Solo by Sig. Barthelemon, Violoncello with of the Monkey”. Sedechias - Ranulph de Meschines - a Concerto by Sig. Cyri. Harpsichord and Organ by John Freer- "Dublin University Review” – Fictitious

Miss Mozart and Master Mozart. Tickets at Half-aAppellations - Wand of the Grand Masters of the Tem

Guinea each, to be had of Mr. Mozart, at Mr. Couzin's, plars - Explanation of Words – Families of Trepsack and Forster - Portraits of Johnson - Commoners using Sup- Hair Cutter, in Cecil Court, St. Martin's Lane." (5th porters -- Berry or Bury, &c., 400.

June, 1764.) Notes on Books, &c.

Leopold Mozart had misgivings as to the pecuniary results of this concert by reason of the cost

of the band ; but they were removed by the Notes.

liberality of the professors engaged, many of MOZART IN LONDON.

wbom declined receiving any remuneration for

their services. The boy's next public appearance When a few short months shall have passed was at Ranelagh, on June 29, where he performed away, a century will have elapsed since a little gratuitously for the benefit of a charity. His boy, seven years of age — already celebrated father, in a letter to a friend on the Continent, throughout a great part of Europe for the preco- quoted by Mr. Holmes, speaks of this as a politic city of his genius, and destined thereafter to proceeding, and comments on the prospective achieve a fame which will endure as long as the advantages likely to ensue from his allowing the art which he practised shall exist—first placed his child thus to “play the British patriot." The foot upon the soil of England. The boy was announcement of the entertainment being very Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

long, I give only that part relating to Mozart: Little Mozart, as is well known, was, together “ For the Benefit of a Public Useful Charity. At with his sister, carried about to the principal Ranelagh House on Friday next .:. In the course of the cities in Europe by his father, Leopold Mozart, Evening's Entertainments the celebrated and astonishing to exhibit his marvellous abilities. The family Master Mozart, lately

arrived, a Child of 7 Years of Age, will arrived in England on April 10, 1764, and re

perform several fine select Pieces of his own Composition

on the Harpsichord and on the Organ, which has already mained here about fifteen months. Of Mozart's given the highest Pleasure, Delight, and Surprize to the performances during his stay in London, but little greatest Judges of Music in England or Italy, and is is recorded by his biographers : even Mr. Edward justly esteemed the most extraordinary Prodigy, and Holmes (whose Life of Mozart is by far the best most amazing Genius that has appeared in any Age.” that has yet appeared) having contented him- (26th June, 1764.) self with the mention of the two performances It would seem that the children did not again in June, 1764. In the belief that fuller details perform in public until the following February :will be acceptable to many, I have transcribed “ For the benefit of Miss Mozart of Twelve, and Master from The Public Advertiser all the different an- Mozart of Eight Years of Age, Prodigies of Nature. nouncements relative to Mozart's public appear

Little Theatre in the Haymarket, Friday, Feb. 15, will

be a Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music. Tickets ances in London, which I subjoin. They furnish

at Half-a-Guinea each, to be had of Mr. Mozart at Mr. many interesting particulars, and for the most Williamson's in Thrift-street, Soho.” (6th February, part need little commentary.


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