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which, with your permission, I will relate in detail. He asks for information regarding John Bristow's supposed Survey of the Lakes, and gives an extract from Tymms's Family Topographer. Tymms, no doubt, has been misled by the faulty construction of a sentence at p. 476, vol. i. of Hutchinson's Cumberland, where S. Y. R. will find these words:
Mr. Clarke gave an account of one John Bristow, a patriarchal character of his village (Stainton), who, at the time of publishing his Survey of the Lakes, was 94 years of age," &c.
The pronoun his, in the foregoing sentence, has for its antecedent, Clarke, not Bristow; and Clarke's Survey of the Lakes is not an uncommon book. I have seen a copy in the possession of a descendant through females of the said John Bristow, who lives on his ancestor's property, prosperous gentleman," and points with pride to the paragraph respecting his nonagenarian ancestor; indeed, he adds that an ancient cat, which had scalped many generations of her natural enemies, and an elderly cock that had grown grey in the service of this senile household, are improperly omitted from the grand summary.
J. THE PRATTS, BARONETS OF COLESHILL, COUNTY OF BERKS (3rd S. v. 174.) — From a pedigree I possess of this family, copied about the year 1818-9, out of a MS. Visitation in the British Museum, made in 1665, I find that Richard, second son of Sir Henry Pratt, the first baronet, had an only child Margaret. Your querist must, therefore, be under a mistake in claiming to be descended from him. He may, however, find a clew to the inquiry as to how the "china jug descended to him, in the fact recorded in the same pedigree that Elizabeth, the sister of the said Richard, married-1. Edward Baker of Tew, in Somersetshire; 2. Henry Pratt, of Weldon, in Northants; 3. Edmund Beale of London; and 4. Francis Phillips, of the Middle Temple, London, Esq. D. B. SAINTS' NAMES WANTED (3rd S. v. 166.)-I observe, in the "Notices to Correspondents" at this reference, that the editor cannot discover in any list of saints the names of SS. Romolo, Remigio, and Bacco. The first is St. Romulus, a martyr; whose name appears in a Latin book, with figures of saints engraved by Herman Weyen, and printed at Paris. The saint is represented there in a cope, and wearing a mitre; and an arrow, broken in his breast, denotes the mode of his martyrdom. It appears however, from Fleury, that he was only a sub-deacon; that he lived at Diospolis, and was beheaded by Urbinus, the governor of Palestine in 304. (Hist. Eccl. L., ix. n. 8.)
The next is St. Remigius, or Remi, the wellknown French bishop who baptized King Clovis,
and died in 533. His feast is October 1. Bacco is St. Bacchus, who is commemorated with St. Sergius on the 7th of October. They were martyred in Syria, under Maximian. F. C. H.
FEMALE FOOLS (3rd S. iv. 453, 523.) — Allow me to add the following extract to my last communication on this subject:
"La Czarine, qui parloit très-mal allemand et qui n'entendoit pas bien ce que la Reine lui disoit, fit approcher sa folle, et s'entretint avec elle en Russe. Cette pauvre creature étoit une Princesse Galitzin, et avoit été réduite faire ce métier-là pour sauver sa vie. Ayant été mêlée dans une conspiration contre le Czar, on lui avoit donné deux fois le knouti. Je ne sais ce qu'elle disoit à la Czarine, mais cette Princesse faisoit de grands éclats de rire.". -Mémoires de la Margrave de Bareith, vol. i. p. 43, Brunswick, ed. 1845.
This Czarine was Catherine I.
ORIGIN OF NAMES (3rd S. v. 71.)--The following extract from an old book belonging to the parish of Keel, Staffordshire, on this subject, is worth recording:
"Sarah Legacy, who was left as such to the town by some sorry person or other on the 5th of November last, baptized February 20th, 1737." W. I. S. HORTON.
LORD SURREY'S ENIGMA (3rd S. v. 55.)—J. L. has, I think, deceived himself in the author. I imagined so, and carefully looked through two editions of Surrey to no purpose, and bethought me it might be Wyatt's; and there, in Bell's edition (Parker, 1854), I found it, with slight difference from J. L.'s text. I incline to the opinion of those who hold it answered best by a kiss, although, like the conceits of those days, leaving much obscure.
Mr. Bell gives a note, which I subjoin, for the sake of the poem added to it of another and much more elegant poet.
"Of the numerous riddles on the same suggestive subject, this may probably claim to be the earliest. It has been frequently imitated, but in no instance so closely as in the following dextrous lines by Gascoigne :
"A lady once did ask of me
This pretty thing in privity:
Good Sir, quoth she, fain would I crave
And if you seek to find it out,
Then give it me, for sure you may.'”
sive of the meaning, carrying out the adage, never The last two lines of Wyatt seem to me conclukiss and tell. The writer is bound by it, and he who guesses it will be.
J. A. G.
SOUTHEY'S BIRTH-PLACE (3rd S. v. 89.) — Although Robert Southey was born at No. 11, Wine Street, Bristol, the house was subsequently
divided into three separate dwellings; and I find that the actual room in which he first drew breath is situated under the roof of No. 9, now in the occupation of Mr. Trenerry, boot and shoemaker, and not in the house No. 11 as it now stands in the street. GEORGE PRYCE.
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The Works of William Shakespeare. Edited by William George Clark, M.A., Fellow and Tutor of Trinity Col lege, and Public Orator; and William Aldis Wright, M.A., Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge. Vols. II. and III. (Macmillan.)
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CONTENTS. —No. 117.
NOTES:- Hymns of the Church, 253- Hawisia Domina
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HYMNS OF THE CHURCH.
Many take an interest in the hymns in use in the various offices of the Catholic Church. As far as I know, there has been no list printed of the authors of these hymns. In many cases the authorship is well established; but in others it is. doubtful: some even are attributed to several different authors. Without going into the proofs of authorship, I have thought that "N. & Q.” would be a very proper Museum, where a list might be deposited of a number of hymns, with the names of the authors attached. The following list has been carefully compiled from a variety of sources, and will, I trust, be found useful for reference:
Rector potens, verax Deus
Salvete flores martyrum Somno refectis artubus Splendor Paternæ gloriæ Stabat Mater.
Paul the deacon.
P. Urban VIII.
St. Thomas of Aquin.
Summæ Parens clementiæ Te Deum laudamus
Te lucis ante terminum
St. Thomas of Aquin.
Peter of Compostella-
SS. Ambrose and Augustin.
St. Ambrose-St. Gre