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So far as I am able I will explain the method of 152. Burns (R.), Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Diaproduction adopted by Miers and other contem- lect, first Edinburgh edition, portrait by Nasmyth. 8vo., porary silhouettistes, as requested by your corre
half calf, very scarce, 1l. 128. 6d. 1787
155. Burns, Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, spondent. I would mention en avance that David portrait, 2 vols. in 1, post 8vo., calf, 6s. 6d. 1794. Allan, during his residence in Rome, sent home to Catalogue of the Art Treasures of the United Edinburgh his prize picture of the Corinthian Maid Kingdom, collected at Manchester in 1857, gives depicting her lover, which subject is usually styled the following, which will answer Effigies's in'The Origin of Design.' Miers appears to have turned this idea to account by advertising a simi
Alex. Nasmyth, lar method of producing portraits in the news- 317. Robert Burns. Colonel William Nicol Burns. papers, as well as by issuing an elaborately en- Engraved in 1787 by Beugo, for the second edition of graved card (vide “Watson” bequest, N. P. G., Burno's Poems. This picture hung in the poet's house Edin.). The modus operandi was simply this : A in the poet's lifetime, sheet of white paper was affixed to the wall, the Sir H. H. Campbell.
318, Robert Burns. Small full length (posthumous). sitter was placed in a chair parallel, but in close proximity-at a sufficient distance to reveal the trait Gallery, central hall, back of Saloon E.
These two pictures were hung in British Porshadow of the entire side of the head reflected
The pictures were all described under the names from a light at a suitable position. The extreme outline of the shadow was then rapidly drawn in given by their owners at that time.
FREDERICK LAWRENCE TAVARÉ. with a crayon. I do not agree with the former
30, Rusholme Grove, Rusholme, Manchester. reference (4th S. iv. 318), stating the outlines to be "life" size. I have seen several in looking for the Burns "sbade," believing it to be in London, SOPHY Daws (7th S. vii. 248, 314, 432 ; gth and I find that the projection of the shadow dis- S. ii. 537). — The latest investigation of this inplayed a head much larger than life, in proportion teresting story, which undoubtedly played a great to the distance of the light from the sitter. This part in bringing about the fall of the Orleans outline, or “shade," had now to be reduced to family, is to be found in a recently published miniature proportions, which was performed by book, Marie-Amélie au Palais-Royal.' It is there the use of the pantograph (an instrument of very stated that “Sophy Dawes " was the daughter of a early origin). Scissors were now applied to the poor fisherman in the Isle of Wight, was born reduction on black paper, producing the silhouette about 1795, and obtained her influence over the or profile. Accepting the point of resemblance Duc de Bourbon in 1817. In 1818 the duke with the Nasmyth portrait, viz., the tip-tilted married her to a man whose honour has never nose (which, by-the-by, no other member of the been in doubt, who believed her to be the duke's family possessed), and the queue of the profile, daughter, and who separated from her very shortly which the poet undoubtedly adopted at this period afterwards when he discovered the real facts. —where, may I ask, does the head of Burns come Louis Philippe, although his politics and those of in ? Will EFFIGIES kindly take the cast of the the Duc de Bourbon were very different, had poet's skull in his hands (there are many available) always been extremely civil to the duke and to and view it laterally. The enormous length will Madame de Feuchères, as well as to the duke's probably astonish him. Altogether it is a large wife, his aunt, who was separated from her husskull-larger than the average even of Scotch band. Oddly enough, Louis Philippe became, heads (twenty-two and a quarter inches in circum- directly or indirectly, the heir of both duke and ference). This length is due to the great magni- duchess, so curiously does wealth go to wealth. tude of the anterior lobe. If EFFIGIES will make The date of the will of the last of the princes of an outline of the anterior view, and lay the Miers Condé, in favour of Louis Philippe's son and of profile upon it, he will probably not waste much Madame de Feuchères, was 1829. Louis Philippe further thought upon this too minute "snap-shot." spent with the Duc de Bourbon, Prince de Condé,
EDWARD BARRINGTON NASH. the day of the signature by Charles XI. of the Chelsea, S.W.
famous ordinances, but Marie-Amélie went with EFFIGIES may be interested to read the annexed him, which, as Madame de Feuchères was the entry in a catalogue of books for the library :
hostess, was an act with which the future queen 83. Burns (Robert), Poems, chiefly in the Scottish the Orleans family were received in July, 1830,
was much reproached. The very palace at which Dialect, first Edinburgh Edition, fine portrait by Beugo, with dedication to the members of the Caledonian Hunt, by the Duc de Bourbon had been left, as they and List of Subscribers. 8vo, fine copy, in contemporary were aware, to Madame de Feuchères by the will tree calf, gilt, yellow edges, rare, 31. 108. Edinburgh, mainly in favour of the young Duc d'Aumale, 1787.
made in the previous year. A letter of September, In another catalogue for November the follow- 1829, from the duke to Marie-Amélie, shows that ing are very much lower in price :
there was no possibility of concealment of the fact
that the will had been obtained through the in-shakog. In 1824 Lady Londonderry appeared in fluence of Madame de Feuchères. The division of a busby, as if in protest, at a review of the 10th the fortune between the Duc d'Aumale and Light Dragoons (Hussars) by her husband. (See Madame de Feuchères is computed to have given Liddell's Memoirs of the ioth Hussars.'). But about five millions sterling to the former and neither the 10th nor the 8th, who were equipped about half a million sterling to the latter.
as Hussars on return from India in 1824, nor the Immediately after Louis Philippe had come to other regiments of like equipment, received furthe throne by revolutionary means, the last of the caps for some years. In 1840 the 11th Light Condés tried to fly the country, concealing his Dragoons were not only equipped as Hussars, but departure from Madame de Feuchères, and was received their absolute title as such, other registrangled in the night. S. D. S. is not quite right ments still retaining the title Light Dragoons, in saying that the great trial bad been in 1832, as with the explanatory (Hussars) in parentheses. In Hennequin's speeches were made December 9, 1841 Her Majesty was pleased to approve of the 1831, and January 13, 1832. Madame de Feu- | 10th or Prince of Wales's Own Royal Regiment of chères won her case, and was received at the Dragoons (Hussars) resuming the fur hússar cap palace by the king and queen for the remainder of formerly worn by that regiment." (See Liddell's her life, although the latest historian points out
•Memoirs.') that Dupin (the first), the brother of her advocate, In 1846, however, the head-dress is described in would not himself receive her. T. L. I. the Dress Regulations as a busby. In Malet's
History of the 18th Hussars,' where December 25, BUSBY (8th S. ii. 468, 491). -Although it is the 1807, is given as the date of the regiment's receivthing, and not the word, about which MR. Gossing permission to be clothed as Hussars, the words asks for information, it may be presumed that he " busby-bag blue” occur. Though the words are would not have written bis query without pre- not given as a quotation, the 'N. E. D.' accepts vious reference to the ‘N. E. D.' for information this as an early use of the word busby. As it on both, and that he is dissatisfied with what he seems exceptionally early, it would be interesting finds. This may well be, as it is only as an to know if the words are those of a warrant or example of the use of the word that the those of the author recording the fact. 'N. E. D.' quotes the "Imperial Dictionary' to As for the history of the word, MR. Goss is the effect that the bag appears to be a relic of a doubtless aware that DR. MURRAY, wbile preparing Hungarian head-dress from which a long padded his letter B, applied, like a wise lexicographer, to bag hung over, and was attached to the right N. & Q. for further information, dissatisfied, shoulder as a defence against sword-cuts. The apparently, with the suggestions already made in only alternative I can offer to MR. Goss is that its pages. These were two. The first (6th S. ii. many years ago, "when I first put this uniform 455) was that it originated in the Hungarian word on," I received the impression that the busby vasföveg: turning the v's and f into b’s we get originated in the red cotton night-cap, the top of something very like busbybag. But what is the use which, of different material and subject to varia- of this it vasföveg does not mean the thing in tions of colour, still hangs down outside the fur- question ?-and it is not pretended that it does. cap, while the far-cap itself was in the first place The second (6th S. iii. 95) was that it came from a only a roll of far to keep the head warm in cold firm of hatters, Busby & Walker having sold hats Weather-a fact much impressed upon my head as in the Strand till 1812, and Busby & Son in Bond I rode one warm August from London to Leeds. Street in 1831. This was an ingenious suggestion,
One does not obtain much guidance in the notwithstanding the want of practical acquaintmatter from the circumstances attending the first ance with the subject shown by the suggestor in equipment with fur-caps of regiments in the presuming that the term was never officially used. British service, particularly as the term fur-cap There are now many Busbies trading in London, seems not only to have been in general use from and some farming in Warwickshire; but I find their introduction in about 1807 to their abolition none connected with the batting interest. Howin 1822, but to have been used again on their ever, Dr. MURRAY'S query elicited no further inresumption by the same regiments in 1841. formation, and the word appears in the 'N. E. D.' British Hussar troops had existed in the last without a pedigree.
KILLIGREW. century. "But it was only on April 14, 1811, that & warrant sanctioned the equipment of four regi- A most atrocious etymology of “busby" from ments of our Light Dragoons as Hussars. These Magyar föveg was published many years ago in regiments, which received fur-caps as part of their 'N. & Q.'. The 'N. E. D. is more cautious, of equipment, were the 7th, 10th, 15th, and 18th course, and states that its derivation is unknown. Light Dragoons, the last of which was disbanded According to the same authority, Busby is the in 1821, and resuscitated in 1858. In 1822 British name (1) of a place, (2) of a family, (3) of a wig, Light Dragoons equipped as Hussars received and (4) of the well-known military head-gear. Busbies of the exact shape worn in our days by occasionally to hear him preach, and being much English regulars and volunteers were worn by the struck with his fine commanding appearance and Hungarian body-guard of Maria Theresia at her massive head, indicating intellect of the highest coronation in 1741, as shown on a contemporary order. At that time Alderman Gibbs, concerning engraving in the Pozsony town museum. The whom so much was said and at whose expense Punch prototype of the busby-i. ., a cloth bag or cap, was facetious, was church warden of St. Stephen's, trimmed with fur more or less deep-was worn by and in that year (1844) he was elected Lord Mayor. Hungarian soldiers as far back as the times of the A fine and life-like bust, in marble, was executed Emperor Maximilian I. at least, and is shown on of Dr. Croly, representing him in cassock, gown, Burgkmair's 'Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilian I.' and bands, and this was engraved on a reduced It is probably much older than the fifteenth cen- scale in the Illustrated News, about 1845, accomtury, and is common to the whole East, where panied by a memoir. He died in 1860. winters are cold and furred animals common.
John PICKFORD, M. A. If we are to believe your correspondent D., Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge. the only people who wear busbies in Hungary are
I have a strong impression that my parents
used the three common” ministers for foreign affairs, to speak of him as sometime curate of St. Paul, joint finance, and war, and their subordinates, Covent Garden. because these are the only people who happen prior to 1835.
The period would agree viz.,
DOSSETOR. to be Austro-Hungarian officials.” May 1, there
Tunbridge Wells. fore, inform him that the busby forms part of the national (not "local") Hungarian dress, and may “TO BONE” (gth S. ii. 190, 312, 456). — There be worn by anybody?
L. L. K. cannot be a doubt that MR. ADAMS is correct in This head-dress has its origin as the national his interpretation of this expression. In my new hat of the Hungarians. From 1806, the year in edition of "Phrase and Fable,' which I am prewhich the first English Light Dragoon Regiment paring, I explain the word thus :was clothed as Hussars, and certainly up to 1821, ten fingers, the ten bones: "By these ten bones, my lord'
“ Shakespeare ( 2 Hen. VI.,' Act I. ec. ii.) calls the the only term by which their head-dress was
......and Hamlet (III. ii.) calls them pickers and known was the “fur-cap.” I should be glad to stealers."" know how and when the name busby originated. For the last few years I have heard this name of that “to bone” is to finger, that is, to pick and
Putting the two together, there can be no doubt busby given to the Fusilier cap, though bearing steal.
E. COBHAM BREWER, no resemblance to the Hussar busby.
HAROLD MALET, Col. POEMS IN THE GREEK ANTHOLOGY (8th S. ii. See the ‘New English Dictionary,' s. r., where 149, 337). - The original of “Dead, my first-boro," it is stated "derivation unknown.” W. C. B.
will be found in Appendix Epigrammatum,' 278,
vol. iii. of the Tauchnitz (1829) edition of the The origin of the Hussar or Artillery, cap being · Anthology.'
P. J. F. GANTILLON. called a busby has often been the subject of an inquiry in ‘N. & Q.,' but at present without any BALE (8th S. ii. 389).—Mr. Charles Sackville satisfactory reply being received. ... See N. & Q. Bale, a distinguished and very wealthy collector of 2nd S. iii. 508; X. 429; 56h S. viii. 49; 6th S. ii. works of art and antiquity, a liberal lender of his 247, 454; iii. 94; iv. 98; 7th S. iv. 27, 334.
quisitions for public enjoyment, a man of conEVERARD HOME COLEMAN. siderable accomplishment and a fine and curious 71, Brecknock Road.
taste, died on November 28, 1880, aged eighty. Rev. GEORGE CROLY, LL.D. (8th S. ii. 446). - Christie's on May 13, 1881, and, in six portions,
nine years, and his collections were sold at Allibone's 'Dictionary' gives the date of the birth of this divine and great writer as 1780, the "Im. during eighteen days following. They comprise, perial Dictionary of Universal Biography'as 1785.
besides pictures, Italian medals, drawings, No mention is made of him in Jerdan's Men i engravings of all sorts, and minor items. Al Have Known' (not “ Jordan," as spelt on p. 447), called together half the amateurs and dealers of
these things were of first-rate quality, the sale so one cannot suppose him to have been a very Europe, and it realized nearly 71,000l. The Girtin intimate friend, por should I say that Jerdan ever w. c. w. refers to was probably 'A Mountain had sufficient influence to obtain a Crown living Landscape,'The River Exe," Hereford Cathedral, for Croly or for any one else. In 1835 Croly was Durham, or ‘Morpeth Bridge.' appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the benefice of St. Benet Sherebog with St. Stephen's Walbrook, I personally knew a Mr. Charles Sackville Bale, a church close to the Mansion House. Sir John a tall, fine, elderly gentleman, of about seventy to Vanbrugh is buried in it.
seventy-five years of age. He was living about the I can remember when a boy, in 1844, going year 1880 at No. 71, Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, London, and had a fine and valuable collec- course, could reach further than others, and the tion of coins, medals, Indian curiosities, &c., which longest reach won by“ a long chalk," as comI think after his death were sold and dispersed. pared with the shortest chalk. Any attempt at He probably was a descendant of the Bale family cheating or over-reaching brought prompt retribufor whom your correspondent is inquiring. tion, as the player lost his balance and tumbled
O. GOLDING. forward. Boys played the game for buttons or Colchester.
marbles, and men for halfpence or pence, the BUCKETING (8th s. ii. 365).—Burton, in his long chalk” taking the pool. It may be as well * Anatomy of Melancholy,' says (part ii. sec. ii. chalk behind the door of his bar against certain
to say, perhaps, that the landlord's ale-score in mem. 2):
customers was also very often “a long chalk," and " Aretaeus (c. 7) commends allome baths above the was known as such.
TAOS, RATCLIFFE. nest; and Mercurialis (consil. 88) those of Luca in that hypochondriacall passion. He would have his patient
Worksop. tarry there 15 days together, and drink the water of Dr. Brewer, in his Dictionary of Phrase and them, and to be bucketed, or have the water poured on his Fable,'
p. 154, states, with reference to the phrase, head." F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY,
“I beat him by long chalks': Thoroughly, in allu
sion to the old custom of making the merit marks LEGEND OF ST. FFRAID (8th S. ii. 465).-The with chalk, before lead pencils were so common." account given of St. Ffraid's fishes is almost as I do not think the word long, here used, can refer marvellous as the legend of their origin. Spar- to the length of the chalk, or of the mark made by dings (eperlans) are none other than what we eat the chalk, but is used in a qualifying senseas smelts, with a smell and taste of cucumber or “most thoroughly." Davies has this idea also in rushes. Fancy smelt between the size of a his "Supp. English Glossary,' p. 112, where he salmon and herring! Smelts are called sparlings states: "By long chalks=by many degrees”; and in Lancashire, and I fancy in other parts of Eng- quotes ‘Ingoldsby Legends' ("St. Romwold');land.
J. C. J.
They whipp'd and they spurr'd, and they after her
press'd, THE VERB "TO WARP” (8th S. ii. 446, 492).- But Sir Alured's eteed was by long chalks the best. I think the intention of the word "warping” in De Quincey, 'System of the Heavens': “As rethe line quoted from 'Paradise Lost'
gards the body of water discharged......the Indus Of locusts warping on the Eastern wind
ranks foremost by a long chalk." is to show that locusts, like vessels steering against
W. B. GERISH. a head wind, flew crossly, i. e., warped (see Richardson's 'English Dictionary'), or tacked, as of admiration in playing leap-frog, marbles, or
In my schoolboy days “long chalks" were notes ships would, to reach their destination.
G. T. P.
jumping ; they being chalk marks placed to record
the progress of the game and the distances A pitchy cloud achieved.
A. H. Of locusts warping on the Eastern wind. I should say "expanding” is the precise intentional YATES FAMILY (8th S. ii. 467).—Manchester equivalent, in this locust passage, for warping.
Faces and Places, vol. i., November 11, 1889, ROBERT LOUTHEAN. in a notice of Mr. Joseph Maghull Yates, gives the Thornliebank.
annexed details relating to his family:CHALKS: LONG CHALKS (8th S. ii. 469).-It is has had the honour to be appointed First Recorder
"Mr. Yates, whose portrait appears in this number, probable that the word "chalks,” or the phrase of Salford, having received his appointment from * long chalks," comes from the playing of a game the Home Secretary on the 19th September, 1889. which thirty to forty years ago was common Mr. Yates is not only a barrister of 'high standing, among boys and grown men alike in Derbyshire, he is the most recent Judge in a family which has been and no doubt in other counties in the Midlands. notable for producing lawyers of eminence. His father The game was known as “long chalks," and was was the late Joseph St. John Yates, County Court played thus: A chalk mark was made on the Judge for the Macclesfield and Congleton District of ground, not less than two feet long. The players Cheshire, and whose judgmente, particularly as affect
- and any number could join in the game-held ing the trades and customs of the district, are regarded a piece of chalk in the right hand, and, toeing Recorder was Sir Joseph Yates, Knt., one af the Jus. the mark, bent the body as low as they liked, tices of the Court of Queen's Bench, and afterwards of and, passing the right hand with the lump of the Court of Common Pleas. He died June 7th, 1770, chalk round the back of the right leg, reached and was buried in the chancel of Cheam Church, Surforward-or "wramed," as they called it - as far rey. His widow married Dr. John Thomas, Bishop of
Rochester and Dean of Westminster. The earlier as possible, and made a mark on the ground with branches of the family of Yates of Stanley House
and the piece of chalk held in the hand. Some, of Peel Hall, from which the Recorder is descended, were
connected by marriage with local families of note. There is an excellent portrait of him by Dighton, Joseph Yates, the grandfather of Sir Joseph, obtained in knee-breeches and drab gaiters, when he was a decree in 1683, on behalf of the inhabitants of Man- eighty-two years of age. See Horsfield's 'Hischester, against Edward Bootle (his father-in-law), Oswald M
Mosley, and other trustees of Clarke's Charity? | tory of Sussex,' vol. ii. pp. 53-6 in Appendix. he was buried in the Library (Jesus chantry) of the
Jas. B. MORRIS. Collegiate Church, Manchester. A sister of this Joseph Eastbourne. Yates was married at Blackburn (Jan. 24th, 1670171) | to Oswald Mosley, of Ancoats, and had, with other |
It is as well to be accurate in 'N. & Q.,' even issue, Oswald Mosley, of Ancoats, created'a baronet by in a quotation. The Weekly Dispatch is certainly George I. on the 18th June, 1720. Another sister in error in stating that Mr. T. W. Coke sat in married Ralph Leycester, of the family of Toft, in the Parliament down to 1837. He was not in the county of Chester. A brother of Sir Joseph Yates | House of Commons later than 1831 or 1832. married Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Humphrey Trafford, of Trafford," by his wife Anne, daughter of Sir
E. WALFORD, M.A. Ralph Assheton, Bart. The father of tbis gentleman
Ventnor. was leggee, with Dr. Dawson, of the School Mills, Man- | chester.”
COL. CHARTERS (8th S. ii. 428).-In addition to Mr. Yates will be most likely to supply more par- the matter concerning Col. Charters (or Charticular investigations relating to it if H. V. y. teris), of Hamisfield, co. Haddington, which SEBASwrites to him.
TIAN has noticed in Warton's 'Pope' and WalFREDERICK LAWRENCE TAVARÉ.
ford's Tales of Great Families,' he will find in 30, Rusholme Grove, Rusholme, Manchester.
the Trustees' Catalogue of Satirical Prints in the
British Museum,' vol. iii. part i, 2031, an account For some account of Lady Peel, and of ber of the colonel, who is conspicuous in Hogarth's father and grandfather, see Dr. Smiles's 'Self- A Harlot's Progress,' Plate 1, where he appears Help,' chap. ii.
J. F. MANSERGH.
as an old man leering at the maid fresh from the Liverpool.
country, who was destined to an evil fate, and,
as the painter indicated, by his means. See, in JENNINGS OF COURTEENHALL AND HARTWELL (8th S. ii. 468).—Col. Chester refers to this family
the same Catalogue, Nos. 1840 and 1841. It apin his Westminster Abbey Registers,' p. 428, and
pears from the Grub Street Journal, No. 3 and
No. 9, that he lived in George Street, Hanover impugos the accuracy of the pedigree in Burke's “History of the Commoners,' quoted by Mr. Mayo.
Square, and died Feb. 24, 1732, not long before
the publication of the prints of 'A Harlot's ProMary Pearce, granddaughter of the Robert Jennens who died in 1779, married, July 13, 1786,
gress," and was reputed to be worth 200,0001.
Janet, his only daughter and heiress, was married John Farr Abbot, elder brother of Lord Cola
in 1720 to the fourth Earl of Wemyss, who died .chester.
in 1756. The colonel was, justly or unjustly, the Mr. James Coleman, the well-known genea- subject of many satires and amplitude of blame. logical bookseller, advertises some special sources See 'Don Francisco's Descent to the Infernal for the Jennings family. A. L. BOMPAREYS. Regions : an Interlude,' London, 1732. (B. M. 187, Piccadilly, W.
Library, 840, b. 9/4.)
F. G. S. FATHERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS (8th S.
SEBASTIAN can find wbat he requires by referii. 327).-Here are two to add to the list : (1) Lord
ence to (1) Anderson's 'Scottish Nation,' p. 635, George Cavendish, who was M.P. for Weymouth and (2) ‘Biog. Britt.' (Kippis ed.), vol. i. p. 240. and Melcombe Regis from 1751 to 1754, and for
The surname has been spelt Charters, Charteris, Derbyshire from 1754 to 1780. and from 1781 | and Charterhous.
LEO COLLETON. until his death on May 2, 1794. (2) The Right
A.M. AND P.M. (8th S. ii. 483). -Is it too much Hon. Charles Watkin Williams Wyon, M.P. for
to hope that DR, CHANCE's timely note may lead Old Sarum from 1797 to 1799, and for Mont
to some reform of our clumsy way of indicating gomeryshire from 1799 until his death on Sept. 2,
the hours, particularly those between midnight 1850. I rather think that the Hop. George Cecil
and midday? A little obscurity is caused by the Weld Forester, who represented Wenlock from
fact of DR. CHANCE's friend having luncbed, 1828 until October, 1874, when he succeeded as
and, without having lunched too well, he might third Baron Forester, was another father.
not immediately realize the meaning of a notice G. F. R. B.
about “]2.30 A. M." confronting him in the middle Sir Charles Merrik Burrell was elected member, of the day. But supposing that he realized that in the Tory interest, for New Shorebam, Sussex, it referred to the middle of the night, was he in 1806, and continued to represent that consti- wrong? The time intended to be signified was tuency in conjunction with Bramber through four- | 12 hr. 30 min. after midday, and only thirty teen consecutive parliaments (fifty-six years), and minutes after midnight. The porter's ingenious died in 1862, the father of the House of Commons. explanation is not workable till "1 A.M.," which