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LONDON, SATURDAY, MARCIL 25, 1893.

with nursery rhymes and games. Thus he writes (vol. ii.

p. 71), that Miss Hawkins says: 'I little thought what I CONTENT 8.-N° 65.

should bave to boast, when Goldsmith taught me to play

Jack and Jill by two bits of paper on his tingers.' NOTES:- Goldsmith and Newbery, 221-Glasgow University Mace, 222 - Books on Navigation, 223 — Unlucky

“But the most curious bit of evidence is the following Houses-" Hernshaw," 224-Germ Theory-Cherry Stone from vol. ii. p. 122:-The Miller's Tomb-Belinda-Dr. John Burton, 225– “January 29, 1768, Goldsmith's play of The GoodTorchlight Burial-Palfrey and Post — Tennyson, 226– natured Man' was produced. He went to dine with his “ Preventative," 227.

friends after it. Nay, to impress his friends still more QUERIES :-Octagonal Fonts - Loops - Children of the forcibly with an idea of his magnanimity, be even sung

Chapel’ - Henry Maddock - Heraldic --- Shakspeare and his favorite song, which he never consented to sing but
Green, 227 — • Phenix' and Phænix'- Father Arthur
O'Leary-Barton –. Antagonism'. Inscriptions on. Poor Blanket seventeen times as high as the Moou, and was

on special occasions, about An old Woman tossed in a Boxes-Roval Marriages — “ Jingo" —"Cousin Betty". *Cene'-The Celebrated Waite, 228-Folk-lore of Gems-altogether very noisy and loud." Vallance-Wedding Wreaths-Carter's True Relation- "Our readers will find this identical favorite song Scottish Counties–Reference in Macaulay-Bird-Hunter in the preface to Newbery's 'Mother Goose's Melody,' -Rook the Robber, 229-Mrs. Ann Franks, 230.

p. 7, dragged in without any excuse, but evidently beREPLIES :-Poets in a Thunderstorm, 230—John of Gaunt cause it was familiar to the writer. This coincidence is

- " De mortuis,” &c., 231—“The last peppercorn,” &c.- certainly of some force." St. Grasinus - Plato - Oboe-Dr. Bell's Sandbags, 232– Tumbler — "Sperate"-Rhymed Deeds-Five Astounding It may also be added that the rbyme of 'Jack Events, 233-Italian Proverb-Chambers's London Journal — Romans in Britain — " Take the cake"-Register, and Jill,' which Goldsmith used to sing to Miss Registrar – Charles II. and the Royal Society, 234 – A Hawkins, will be found at p. 65 of Mother Coffee-house in Chelsea --Rev.J.A. Wallinger, 235-Mac Goose's Melody.' As the preface to the little cabees—" What cheer?” 236—" Boxing Harry"-Decay of History-Austin Bernher-Large and Small Paper Copies, work is not long, I will venture to ask permission 237 — * Crockery": "Dustman" - Old Coin -- King and to subjoin it, in order to afford readers an opporQueen of the Sandwich Islands – Seal — Ripon Spurs- tunity of judging of the “evidence of style":

" Whether or no," 238. NOTES ON BOOKS:-Raine's • York'-Sharp's 'History of “ Preface, by a very Great Writer of very Little

Ufton Court'– Florio's • Montaigne'- Richter's zeichniss der Bibliotheken '-Hutchinson's 'Men of, Kent' but as we have no room for critical disquisitions we shall

Ver: Books.-Much might be said in favour of this collection, --Sergeant's 'Jobn Wyclif,'

only observe to our readers, that the custom of singing Notices to Correspondents.

these songs and lullabies to children is of great antiquity: It is even as old as tbe time of the ancient Druids.

Charactacus, King of the Britons, was rocked in his Notes.

Cradle in the Isle of Mona, now called Anglesea, and

tuned to sleep by some of these soporiferous sonnets. GOLDSMITH AND NEWBERY.

As the best things, however, may be made an ill use of, Mr. Austin Dobson, in bis essay on 'An Old so, this kind of compositione has been employed in a London Bookseller' in Eighteenth Century Vig

satirical manner of wbich we have a remarkable instance

so far back as the reign of King Henry the fifth. When nettes,' has lightly touched upon the question of the that great monarch turned his arms against France, he assistance which, according to some writers, was composed the preceding march* to lead his troops to rendered by Oliver Goldsmith in the composition Battle, well knowing that musick bad often the power of Newbery's nursery books. Most people will of inspiring courage, especially in the minds of good agree with Mr. Dobson that the so-called "evidence happy nation, even at that time, was never without a

men. Of this his enemies took advantage, and as our of style" is often entirely misleading. It is, bow- faction, some of the malcontents adopted the following ever, pleasant to think of Goldsmith occasionally words to the king's own march, in order to ridicule his devoting a spare evening to the service of the majesty, and to shew the folly and impossibility of his little masters and misses whom he

undertaking. scrap of evidence that bears upon the subject is There was an old woman toss'd in a blanket, not to be neglected. One of Newbery's little

Seventeen times as high as the moon; Dutch-paper-bound publications was a collection of

But where she was going no mortal could tell,

For under her arm she carried a broom. nursery rhymes, called “Mother Goose's Melody, or Sonnets for the Cradle.' No copy of the original, Old woman, old woman, old woman, said I, which must have been published by Newbery

Whither, ah whither, ah whitber so high? before his death in 1767, appears to be extant, but

To sweep the cobwebs from the sky,

And I'll be with you by and by. last year Mr. W. H. Wbitmore, of Boston, edited a facsimile of an American reproduction of the Here the king is represented as an old woman, en. book wbich was published about the year 1785 by | imaginable ; but when he had routed the whole French

gaged in a pursuit the most absurd and extravagant Isaiah Thomas, of Worcester, Mass. From Mr. army at the battle of Agincourt, taking their king and Wbitmore's interesting and exbaustive preface the flower of their nobility prisoners, and with ten I extract the following passage, wbich bas reference trousand men only made himself master of their kingto Goldsmith's alleged collaboration in these little dom; the very men who had ridiculed him before,

began to think nothing was too arduous for him to surbooks :

mount, they therefore cancelled the former Soonet, "Forster, in his “Life of Goldsmith,' gives proof that Goldsmith was very fond of children, and was familiar * The music of this march is given in the text.

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which they were now ashamed of, and substituted this in Drollery,' 1662 (808 'Nursery Rhymes,' second its stead, which you will please to observe goes to the edition, 1843, p. 28). W. F. PRIDEAUX. came tune.

29, Avenue Road, N.W. 8o vast is the prowess of Harry the Great,

He'll pluck a Hair from the pale-fac'd moon;
Or a lion familiarly take by the tooth,
And lead him about as you lead & baboon.

GLASGOW UNIVERSITY MACE AND STAFF.
All Princes and potentates under the sun,

In the histories of St. Andrews, Fife, it is Through fear into corners and boles away run, stated that the exquisite black marble tomb of While no dangers nor dread his swift progress retards, Bishop James Kennedy, in St. Salvator's College For be deals about kingdoms as we do our cards.

Chapel, was opened in 1683. Six maces are said When this was shewn to his majesty he smilingly said to have been found hid therein, three of which that folly always dealt in extravagances, and that knaves

were retained at St. Andrews, and one was presometimes put on the garb of fools to promote in that disguise their own wicked designs. The flattery in the sented to each of the other three Scottish univerlast (says he) is more insulting than the impudence of sities. Now, this is a sheer historical falsity; for the first, and to weak minds might do more mischief; there is no written record in any form of such but we have the old proverb in our favour-If we do a gift at or from St. Andrews, nor is there not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others will never notice of any such costly articles in the archives hurt us.

"We cannot conclude without observing, the great of the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen, or probability there is that the custom of making Nonsense Edinburgh. The last two possess do maces at all, Verses in our schools was borrowed from this practice while the inscription upon the Glasgow College among the old British nurses; they have, indeed, been

mace negatives the erroneous historical tradition. always the first preceptors of the youth of this kingdom, and from them the rudiments of taste and learning are

Bishop Kennedy's unique crocketed silver-gilt naturally derived. Let none therefore speak irre- mace is superb in design, while the other two verently of this ancient maternity, as they may be con- silver opes, made in Paris in 1451, and kept in St. sidered as the great grandmothers of science and know. Mary's College, South Street, founded by Archledge."

bishop James Bethune in 1537, are far inferior to This passage should have its value in the eyes the former, but superior in workmanship to the of the Porson of the nursery as giving probably the Glasgow mace. earliest reading of a rhyme which dates back at

In 1460, ten years after the foundation, David least a hundred years before Newbery published Cadzow, precentor of the Cathedral and first rector his collection. Halliwell, in his ‘Nursery Rhymes,' of the University, on the occasion of his being second edition, 1843, p. 244, says that in 'Musick's elected to this latter office that year, gave twenty Handmaid,' 1673, the air to which the rbyme is nobles (about forty pounds sterling), towards the sung is called "Lilliburlero, or Old Woman, manufacture of the Glasgow mace. Moreover, by whither 80 bigb.' In a notice of Mr. G. F. common consent the members of all the “dations Northall's recently published English Folk in the statutory congregation of the university Rhymes,' which appeared in the Athenaeum of submitted to a tax for the same end, dated on the Jan. 21, the reviewer says :

usual day of SS. Crispin and Crispiana, in 1456. " In our youth

Finally, in 1490 directions were given for the There was an old woman thrown up in a blanket reforming and correction of the silver mace at the Three or four times as high as the moon;

expense of the University. It would appear that and surely that is better than having her drawn up. If this emblem of office was now perfected, as no the rhyme was taken down by a South-Country man, in a more collections nor taxes are notified. But in part of England where thrown is pronounced thrawn, the 1519 Robert Maxwell, Chancellor of the See of change can readily be accounted for."

Moray, being elected rector, and having regard to It will, however, be seen that neither Mr. Northall the safety of the more precious mace used only on (who quotes from `N. & Q., 76 S. i. 154) nor the higher occasions, presented to the University the reviewer is correct, and that the old woman

a cane staff set with silver at the extremities and was not drawn up nor thrown up, but tossed in a middle, to be in all time coming borne before the blanket. *

rector on the smaller feasts and at common weetMr. Dobson shows in the same paper that the

ings." Alas ! this elegant

(like other rhyme of “Three children sliding on the ice could not have been written by Goldsmith, as it is the largest in some heads.

bequests) is no more. The bump of destruction is found in publications long anterior to his time. The original ballad on wbich the lines are founded not in use, in an oblong box, in the Faculty Room

The college silver mace was of old kept, when has been reprinted by Halliwell, from a work of the old Pedagogy, in High Street, now utterly entitled 'Ovid de Arte Amandi, &c., Englished, demolished for railway offices. This mace is four together with Choice Poems, and rare Pieces of feet nine and three-quarters inches in length,

• This reading is also confirmed by an old version which and weighs eighty-one pounds one ounce. will be found in 'N, & Q.,' 3rd 8. iii. 11,

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the first shield are the arms of the city ; on the parte de l'India dono Alberto Cantino al 8. Duca Her. third are the arms of Douglas of Dalkeith, as

cole. borne by the Regent Morton, the restorer of the A large map representing the several possessions college ; the fourth bas the coat of Hamilton, the of Spain and Portugal. It was sent from Lisbon first endower; the fifth has the royal arms of to Hercules d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, before NovemScotland ; the sixth has the episcopal and family ber 19, 1502, and is now preserved at Modena. A arms of Bishop. William Turnbull, the founder. facsimile of it is exhibited in the King's Library, The second shield is occupied with this inscription British Museum. It shows parts of Europe, Africa, in modern italics : “ Hæc Virga empta fuit and America, the several possessions of the rival publicis Academic Glasguensis Sumptibus, A.D. countries being indicated by their respective flags. 1465, in Galliam ablata, A.D. 1560; et Academic As a sea chart it could have been of very little use ; restituta, 1590.” Ia rough off-band translation but it serves to show the ideas that prevailed on this means : This rod or verge (bence verger, one the subject of map-making at the beginning of the who carries) was bought with the

public gatherings sixteenth century. It is generally believed that or taxes of the University of Glasgow 1465, was seamen used globes in preference to charts, as being renewed or overhauled in France 1560, and re- more correct, until the latter end of that century. stored to the University 1590.

A good authority on this subject of maps is M. The statement that the whole half-dozen maces Lelewel in his Géographie du Moyen Age,' in were discovered in Bishop Kennedy's tomb in 1683, which many of the earliest maps and charts aro together with the St. Andrews University dona- reproduced. Most of them were included in such tions to the other three universities in Scotland, works as Ptolemy's 'Geography,' but I have not does not coincide with the inscription upon the thought it necessary to pad out this bibliography Glasgow University mace, whereupon is the word with every edition of that celebrated work, for the empta, i.e. purchased, in 1465. This engraved sake of perhaps one map of the world that was full fact manifests and proves that the Glasgow mace of errors. From the days of Mercator onwards was bought by and in possession of the University there will be more to say of them. 218 years before the said gift came from St. An

1502. Libre de co’solat tracta't dels fets maritims, &c. drews. J. F. S. GORDON, D.D.

Colopbon : Fon acabada de stampar la present obra a xiiij de setembre del any. Mbij en Barcelona, per Johan

Luscbner Allamany Stampador.-Pet.in-fol.goth, à 2 col. BOOKS ON NAVIGATION.

Édition fort rare, qui paraît être une copie de celle de (Continued from gia S. ii. 402.)

1494. Le titre et la table forment 6 f. préliminaires; Those who wish for further informatiou respect. lit la souscription de l'imprimeur. 'Vient ensuite uno

le corps de l'ouvrage a 88 f. chiffrés, a la fin desquels se ing

the series of ancient laws known as the “ Libre partie de 13 f. non chiffrés, ayant pour titre : Capitols de Consolat " or "Book of the Consulate "cannot del Roy en pere sobre los fets e actes maritims. Vendu do better than study the introduction to the third 60 fr. Gobier. -Brunet's 'Manuel du Libraire,' tom, ii, volume of The Black Book of the Admiralty,' p. 234, edited by Sir Travers Twiss for the “Rolls Series No copy of this in eitber B.M. or Bodleian. Sir of Chronicles and Memorials.” They will find Travers Twiss, Q.C., D.C.L., in his introduction to there a clearly-written and interesting account of vol. iii. of 'The Black Book of the Admiralty, pubthe origin of these and kindred bodies of marine lished for the Rolls Series, states that this edition law, and of the various manuscripts and printed differs slightly from that of 1494. A copy of this editions in wbich they are found. They related edition is in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. not only to the merchandise carried by the ship, Press mark, *E 284/A. but also to the proper handling of the ship herself,

1505. Dat hogheste Gotlansche Water-Recht gedrucket and captains, pilots, and harbour masters, as well to Koppenhaven. Anno Domini mdv. as owners and freighters, were bound to know and

A Saxon or Low German text of a collection of obey them. I judge then that they have an absolate right to be included in a bibliography of navi- frey de Gemen at Copenhagen. There are two

sea laws, printed for the first time in 1505 by God. gation, indeed more right than some perhaps for- copies in the Royal Library there, both without gotten treatise on fixed stars.

title-page ; but upon a blank leaf which occupies Circa 1500. Routier (Le) de la mer jusques au fleuve de the place of frontispiece in one of them the above jourdain, nouuellement imprime a Rouen. (A la fin:) Cy title has been inserted with a pen, in alternate finissent les iugemens de la mer, des nefs, des maistres, des marinniers, de marcha's & de tout leur estre auecques le

lines of black and red ink, and there has al been Routier. Imprime a Rouen par Jacques le Forestier de- added on the first page of the text the introductory mourant audict lieu deuant Nostre dame a lenseigne de la title, “Her beghynt dat bogheste Water-Recht” fleur de lie.-Pet. in-8 goth de 29 f. Petit livre très-rare, (hore begins the supreme sea law). The collection impr. dans le commencement du xvio siècle. C'est probablement un des plus anciens traités de ce genre qui aient comprises sixty-six articles, which are derived paru en français.-- Brunet's • Manuel du Libraire.' from three distinct sources, a Lübeck, an Oléron, 1502. Carta da navigar por lo Isole novam' tr... in le and an Amsterdam. The work is mentioned by

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Panzer in bis Typographical Annals,' and 'y Sir term, as applicable to piety as to prejudice. But Travers Twiss in his introduction to the ihird let that pass. I wish to state a fact, and not to volume of 'The Black Book of the Admiralty,'b preach a sermon. There are, within my knowthere does not appear to be any copy of it in this ledge, three houses in London that are fateful to country.

the last degree. I do not know what their previous 1507. Cosmographiæ Introdu / ctio, cum quibus | dam records may have been, but having observed these geome | triae , ac astrono , miae principiis ad i eam houses with passive curiosity for some years, I rem necessariis. (By Martinus Hylacomylu..] Insuper notice that they constantly change owners, while quatuor Americi Vespucci navigationes. [Written by neighbouring dwellings do not, and that their himself, and translated from French into Latin by Joannes Basinus.) Gualterus Lud: Saint Dié, Lorraine vij kl’occupants are soon involved in disaster. For the Maij, 1607, 4to.—British Museum, press mark C. 40 g. 12. sake of convenience, I will designate these houses This is the first edition of this work, which is of as A, B, and C. In A, during the past six years,

three especial interest from two reasons. It records the

persons bave died. Neither of them was in means used by Vespucci during his voyages to die from an accident, nor from any malady caused

failing bealth previous to occupation, por did he ascertain his longitude, and it also proposed to call the newly-discovered land in the west America. by defective drainage. The greatest possible care There were a great many editions of this work sub; house, and its inmates were unaware of any

was taken to ensure the sanitary condition of that sequently printed, both from the above-mentioned

rumours in connexion with it. I have said tbat press and from those of Strasbourg, Lyons, and three persons died. I may add that two of them Venice. They differ very much from each other, actually died on the same day. In course of time some being greatly falsified.

the remainder of the lease was sold to an officer, 1507. Cosmographiæ | Introductio | cum quibus. I dam then in the prime of life and in perfect health. geome. | triæ ac astrono- | miæ principiis ad I eam rem He resided in that house for two years, and died necessariis. (By Martinus Hylacomylus.) Insuper quatuor Americi Veepucii nauigationes. Written by there, somewhat suddenly, last year. Although B himself, and translated from French into Latin by is situated in a fashionable quarter and is a bright Joannes Basinus. End: [Sig. F. 4 recto): Gualterug and pleasant dwelling, it is but rarely occupied. It has Lud. Saint Dié. Lorraine, 29 Augt. 1507. 4to.—Copy in not, within my knowledge, been occupied for more British Museum, press mark C. 20 b. 39.

than twelve months at a stretch by any one family, This copy has fifty-four leaves, with signatures and yet, during the past six years, two persons, preA-D, A, bf, the folding map in signature c bein

viously in affluent circumstances, have been financounted as two leaves. It differs from the earlier cially ruined. C has a mystery of another kind. editions in the following particulars : The verses Although of tempting appearance, and situated in a addressed by Pbilesius to the emperor are omitted, favourite quarter in the West End of London, it and the verso of the title is occupied by Hyla- bas been tenantless for the past sixteen years. comylus's dedication to the emperor, in which the The house has often been painted and redecorated, name of the Gymnasium Vollagene is substituted for that of M. Kylacomylus.

as well as structurally improved, but hitherto in

vain. The bill “To Let” stands in the window, 1508. Unterweisung und Auslegungen der Charta and is only removed occasionally to make room for Marina oder der Meeres Karten, mit Figuren...... (Lorenz a fresher announcement. I may add that there is Friers). Niirnberg. Folio.-Murhard’s ‘Bibl. Math.,' not the faintest suspicion of a ghost about the house.

iv. p. 89. The earliest edition of this atlas, if correct; but similar experiences. I am not superstitious, but

Possibly other readers of 'N. & Q. could give the earliest copy I have been able to find is for in my humble opinion it would not be altogether the year 1527, and Brunet mentions nothing before unreasonable to employ a clergyman as an exor1539 (4.v.).

cising medium in dwellings where misfortunes 80 1509. Cosmographiæ Introductio, &c. Martinus

unaccountable are of such frequent occurrence. Hylacomylus. Grüniger. Argento. (Strasbourg); 1509. Haunted houses bave of late years occupied general 4to.-Copy in the British Museum, press mark 571 d. 1.

attention ; and in some cases a cure bas been HENRY R. PLOMER.

effected. But unlucky houses, though possibly far 18, Eresby Road, West Hampstead.

more numerous, have escaped notice. (To be continued.)

RICHARD EDGCUMBE.

2, Reichs Strasse, Dresden. UNLUCKY Houses.-In Catholic countries one not infrequently sees a priest, attended by acolytes,

“HERNSHAW.”—The following paragraph, from a in the act of blessing a house prior to its adoption worth placing on permanent record in ' N. & Q.’:

recent number of the Morning Post, seems to me as a residence. On these occasions Protestants are apt to smile at what they are pleased to con

“A recent writer on words and phrases peculiar to sidera rempant of the age of superstition. I am surely this word is—or wag-common in muny parts of

particular districts gives hernshar as a Suffolk term, but not so sure of this. "Superstition” is a relative England. It is an interesting expression to those who

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share Hazlitt's views regarding notes on Shakespeare- reception of John Oliver, when deceased to the will viz., that if we wish to know the force of human genius of God; granted by William Westbrook Richardwe must read Shakespeare, but if we wish to see the insignificance of human learning we must study his sop, Esq., 1766.". On the south side is inscribed : commentators.' In Alexander Chalmers's edition of “In memory of John Oliver, miller, who departed the plays, published in 1811, and in which the combined this life the 22nd of April, 1793, aged 84 years." intelligence of Johnson, Steevens, Malone, and various His remains were interred beneath. The miller others tinkers of the text besides the editor himeelf are left twenty pounds & year for the keeping up of represented, Hamlet's remark, “I am but mad north-north. his tomb and summer retreat." All signs of the west ; when the wind is southerly, I know a bawk from hernshaw,' is given-as in all old editions-with the last latter had disappeared when I visited the spot a word as bandeaw,' and in a foot-note it is stated, with short time ago, and the tomb and railings are fast laconic wisdom, that 'to know a hawk from a handsaw' going to decay for want of paint. Is it possible, is a proverbial speech. With the exception, perhaps, at this distance of time, to ascertain who was apof Theobald, whose claims have recently received some tardy recognition, the older editors of Shakespeare never

pointed trustee, and why the interest of the money seem to have looked beyond their own minds for ex. has not been appropriated in accordance with the planations of obscurities. Surely, before stating that desire of the deceased ? this was a 'proverbial speech' these annotators might

EVERARD HOME COLEMAN. have found out what the proverb really was. In Shake

71, Brecknock Road. speare's time 'heron shaw,' shortened into hernshaw, was a common word enough, and was familiar, at any

THE NAME BELINDA. (See gth S. ii. 364 ; iii. rate, to Spenser and other contemporary writers. In the very edition of the plays referred to above Dr. 66).—Let me thank MR. ADAMS for setting me Burney's contemptuous allusion to commentators, who, right, and let me say that the Latin couplet was regarding a certain passage in 'King Lear,' which to a taken from Gilfillan's edition of Pope's 'Works, musician was clear enough, perhaps, as unintelligible vol. i. p. 53. The name certainly does not come nonsense, have therefore left it as they found it, is quoted from the quiver of Martial ; perhaps it owes with approbation by an editor who left handsaw' when the real word was almost forced into the page by its paternity to Pope. At any rate, it seems the context.'

a favourite with Pope; for not only is the name

E. WALFORD. bestowed on Arabella Fermor, in the 'Rape of GERM THEORY OF DISEASE. -De Foe seems

the Lock,' but it is used in the following beautiful to have been acquainted with this theory, and not passage in the 'Epistle to Mr. Jervas': to bave thought much of it. In his 'Journal of

Thus Churchill's race shall other hearts surprise,

And other beauties envy Worsley's eyes ; the Plague Year' he refers to the talk there was

Each pleasing Blount shall endless smiles bestow, “of infection being carried on by the Air only, by And soft Belinda's blush for ever glow. carrying with it vast Numbers of Insects, and invisiblo

vv, 59-62. Creatures, who enter the Body with the Breath, or even at the Pores with the Air, and there generate, or emit

Pope has passed through many editions, and it most accute Poisons, or posionous Oræ, or Egge, which would be interesting to know whether this error mingle themselves with the Blood, and so infect the bas been perpetuated in them all. Body."

John PICKFORD, M.A. In De Foo's opinion this was “a Discourse full

Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge. of learned Simplicity, and manifested to be so by universal Experience." W. F. WALLER.

John BURTON, M.D. (1710-1771), ANTIQUARY

AND PHYSICIAN. - It may be noted, as an addition CHERRY Stone and Belt oF CAASTITY.—This to the account of bim appearing in 'Dict. Nat. advertisement, cut from the Standard one day not Biog.,' vol. viii. p. 10, that he was born at Collong ago, savours of Arthurian times and of the chester, Essex, on June 9, 1710, the son of Joba land of faerie :

Burton, previously a merchant in London, by bis "Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds Reward will be Leake, for fifty-six years Vicar of Warmfield,

wife Margaret, the daughter of the Rev. John Paid for the Recovery (and conviction of the thief or thieves) of the Cherry Stone, exhibit 1322, and the Belt otherwise Kirkthorpe, in the West Riding of of Chastity, exhibit 192, stolen from the Nuremberg Yorkshire. She died at an early age, and was Collection of Torture Instruments, presently being ex. buried in the parish church of All Saints, Col.' hibited in Glasgow.-Information to be given to the chester, in the month of January, 1712/13. John, Criminal Investigation Department, Scotland Yard ; or their eldest son, who entered Merchant Taylors' to S. Lee Bapty, 3, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.".

St. SWITHIN.

School in 1725, was on June 19, 1727, admitted a

pensioner of St. John's College, Cambridge, and The Miller's TOMB ON HIGADOWN Hill. - in 1733 obtained the degree of M.B. in that uniHone, in bis Year Book,' p. 1378, gives an versity. Subsequently be pursued his medical studies illustration of the tomb and summer. house erected at the University of Leyded, and ultimately proceeded by John Oliver, a miller, on Highdown Hill

, to the degree of M.D. in the University of Rheims. Sussex, whose windmill was fermerly pear. On His marriage is thus recorded in the register of the slab cover of the tomb is inscribed, “For the York Minster, under date Jan. 2, 1734/5: “John

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