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in the 78th Highlanders, and was attached to the depot companies at the same time that Ensign Sutherland belonged to the corps, and served with the depot. ZEITEN ALTEN.
"THOU ART LIKE UNTO LIKE, AS THE DEVIL SAID TO THE COLLIER" (3rd S. v. 282.)-Ray, in his Collection of Proverbs, has:
"Like will to like (as the Devil said to the Collier). Or, as the scabb'd Squire said to the mangy Knight, when they both met in a dish of butter'd fish."
W. I. S. HORTON.
CORSEUL ARRONDISSEMENT OF DINAN.-In the notice upon "Dinan" (3rd S. v. 273, 275), the name of a place, once celebrated amongst the ancient Gauls and their Roman conquerors, was given "Corsent," instead of Corseul. An untoward fate, as to its real designation, seems to attach to this Breton "Herculaneum." The Romans did not choose to call it after its original occupants the “Curiosilitæ," and they, therefore, described it as "Fanum Martis." So it continued until the fifth century; when the valiant Curiosilites, having shaken off the Roman yoke, restored the town to its original Celtic appellation. Since then, it has been described, with various changes of orthography, viz. as "Corseul, Corseult, Corsold, Coursoult, Cursoul, Courseult, Courseu, Corseu, and Corseulte." It was not until the eighteenth century the "Fanum Martis" was identified, by the discovery in an obscure hamlet of the remains of a Roman temple. The more the soil of the same locality has since that time been explored, the more convincing are the proofs that, during the Roman occupation, Corseul must have been a station of very great importance. It has too, since then, been a subject of constant contention amongst Breton antiquaries. They have been puzzled in determining by whom it was first founded, and by what race of barbarians it was finally not merely destroyed, but almost completely obliterated. Lobineau, Deric, Manet, De la Porte, Merimes, are in doubt as regards both points. An accurate description of its most interesting antiquities has been given by M. Odirici, in a work upon Dinan; and a further reference to them is to be found in a work, published last year, by M. Jéhan de Saint Clavier, upon "Britanny." As to the derivation of the name of "Corseul," one of the Breton antiquaries, M. Jollivet, makes the following remark-the last sentence of which is worth quoting in the original : :
"It has been asserted that Corseul is derived from Cur sul; and that these two words signify, in the Celtic language, the wood of the sun, the wood of the god of war. Nous ne voyons nulle part que cur ait la signification qu'on lui donne, ne même que ce mot soit breton." W. B. MAC CABE.
Dinan, Côtes du Nord, France.
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"These were stopp't in or near Ospring Street, and most of ym plunder'd: the success of these men was one of the greatest reasons yt push't ye seamen of Feversha forwd, who abt 7 yt night, under y conduct of Wm Ames and Jo. Hunt mann'd out 3 boats, wth abt 50 men in ye whole, Munchausen To man-Change of Fashion in Ladies' Names-Joseph, Archbishop of Macedonia, 1611, 397. who taking notice of an uncertain rumour yt went abroad, yt several were flying by sea into France, QUERIES: Cary Family in Holland, 398 Battles in England Bezoar Stones - Croghan - Davison's Casein great zeal and in quest of a prize, went off John Davys-Freke Greatorex, or Greatrakes Family towards Sheppey, and abt 11 at night near the Naze point they found a Custom-house boat, who was taking in ballast, whin was Sr Ed. Hales, Ralph Sheldon, and one more, yt prov'd to be Ke J. Wm Ames leapt into the hold alone, and seized ym in ye P. of O.'s name. S E. Hales wd have fir'd, but was forbid by ye unknown gent. Tre were 5 or 6 cases of pistols loaden, wch might have done great execucon, if made use of, but no hopes cd have been of y' lives, if they had proceeded to opposicon in yt manner. Yet I am very well satisfy'd, if ye Ke had discover'd himselfe privately to W. Ames, who was some time in ye hold alone, he had never been carry'd ashore, but been dismiss't before morning.
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The enclosed last two leaves of a Diary which
"The seamen kept off to sea all night, where they rifled y parties wth rudeness enough. They found in the whole near 2001b in gold, and about half wth K.J. wch wth swords, and watches, &c. were great plunder to ym. I know not how it happen'd, but ye greatest rudeness still fell on ye Ks, whose very breeches were undone and examin'd for secret weapones so undecently, as even to the discoveries of his nudities. This ye Ks afterwds much resented, as not fit to be offer'd to a genother person.
tleman or any
"Whilst ye K, continu'd unknown and in so odd a disguise, unsufferable affronts were put upon him. He was generally concluded to be a Jesuite, if not F. Peter, and treated with such harsh expressions as old rogue, ugly, lean-jaw'd, hatchet-fac't Jesuite, popish dog, &c.
". . . . Dec. 11th, 1688.1 The mobile were up, and stopped several considerable passengers, "Thus y night was pass't unpleasantly enough, viz. Sr Tho. Jenner 2, Mr. Burton, Graham 3, &c.;ye mob being extremely abusive, ev'n beyond wt
(1)"Things growing more in a ferment, and all tending towards the Prince, the King went the 10th at night to Somerset House, and stayed with the Queen Dowager some time; and at 2 in the morning on the 11th he took water privately, and went over the river, in order to going beyond sea."-Luttrell's Brief Relation.
The night between the 10th and 11th of December, in a plain suit and bob-wig, he took water at Whitehall, accompanied only by Sir Edward Hales, and Abbadie, a Frenchman, page of the back stairs, without acquainting other with his intention."
(2) Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and hence frequently spoken of as Baron Jenner.
(3) "The Bishop of Chester" [Cartwright] "is said to have been seized near Dover, and Baron Jenner, Burton,
saw ye Ke resent very gentilely, and give him such a reward as his condicōn wd bear.
"Dec. 12th. Abt noon, ye K Sr E. Hales, and R. Sheldon, were brought up in a coach to Feversha, frō ye place of yr landing, when tis remarkable y fresh rudeness attended him, for tho' SE. Hales was carry'd over the ouse, or dirt, by ye seamen, yet it was a long dispute wheth' y' civility shd be pay'd to ye unknown person. "He was carry'd to the Q's Arms in Feversha, where he was soon discover'd and guards set upon his room wth gt strictness and severity.
"He ask't several to be instrumental to procure him a boat to carry him off, but ye seamen generally deny'd him, upon wch a strange jealousy seis'd them yt in the night ye gentlemen in some odd disguise wa carry him off, wch made ym more rudely diligt in y' guards, and unwilling he sha remove to a private house.
"The E. of Winchelsea was sent for by y Ks, who came before night, and yn it was thought convenient ye Ks sha remove to private lodgings : but at opposicōn was made by ye seamen, and as y K pass't down ye stairs, swords were drawn and threatening expressions us'd by the guards, and with much adoe they were contented to let ye Ks remove, upon promise, yt ye seamen only might guard him, whilst he stayed in town, who confin'd him very strictly by reason of yo jealousie wch made him melancholy at times.
"That night, however, he seemed to sup heartily, and was pleased to comand ye gentlemen to sit down wth him, wch condescension was very gratefull to several.
"Dec. 13th. The East Kent gentlemen came in a great body, and before his face (for he was in the window) read the P. of O.'s declaracōn, wch made ye mobb break out into fresh insolencies, and towds night a messenger came from the fort of Sheerness, wch told ye Ks y'ye govern intended to surrender yt fort, and the fleet in the Swale (the road near for ships to ride in) to ye P. of O. wch seemed to afflict him, but he sd he was willing to consent to anything to avoid bloodshed. "After wch y seamen guarded y Ke so narrowly, y* tis sd they follow'd him to his devocōns, nay, and were so indecent as to press near him in his retiremt for nature.
"Dec. 14. By this time news came yt ye P. of O. did not approve of ye Kg's being stop't, wch made several of ym yt were concern'd very blank, and wish they had never medled. But w" news came yt ye Lds at Guildhall did not much dislike ye thing, they soon reviv'd and fancy'd y' they shd all be rewarded for yir expedicion.
"Abt noon news came yt ye K.'s guards were upon ye road, to wait on him to Lond, and yn ye strangest ferm and passion siez'd ye mobb, yt cd be thought of, bec. ye La Fevershā (a man ill resented by ym) was sd to be wth ym. They seem'd
resolv'd not to part with him, talking of making preparacons to fight, and taking ye pains to cutt ym off, &c., wch put ye neighbourhood into a gt consternacōn, for nobody knew wt they meant, nor where it wd end.
"The gentlemen endeavour'd all they cd, but all in vain, for ye seamen and the mobb ruled all, and yir passions flew out to yt extremity, yt y• gentlemen were forc't to send expresses to y guards, to stop short 6 miles, for doubtless if they had enter'd Feversha yt night, mischief had ensu❜d.
"Dec. 15th. As soon as cd be wth convenience, y Ks moved out of town, wth his guard of seamen, and ye gentlemen, and about 5 miles off was met by his guards, who took him out of ye hands of ye mobb, w his spirit seem'd to revive, and he became as it were anoth' man, as being glad to be rid of such guards, whose rudeness none cd justify, and wt wd be ye consequences at last none cd guess.
(5.) The Ks borrow'd a bible, w" in town, and was seen to read much in it, and she took grt pleasure in reading SS, and made it part of his private retirem before devocōn.
(6.) The Ks was very temperate, and never or rarely drank between meals, wch tho' well known elsewhere, yet was matt' of pleasing surprise to many here, who had other nocōns of grt men and courts.
"(7.) The women were very tender and compassionate to ye Ks in his confiñent, seeming not to approve wt ye seamen did.
(8.) The K afterwds discourst with several of ym yt siez'd him, and forgave ym, and wa he left ye town they came in a body, a party, to ask forgiveness, wch he cheerfully gave ym, saying, I
forgive yo all, even Moon too, weh Moon, after ye Ke was discov'd, curst bim to his face,-ye Ks ask't him his name, we wn he had told, ye Ks sd it ought to be Shimei, for Shimei curs't ye Ld's anointed, and so ye man is commonly call'd.
"(9.) His discourses were very grave and pious, and show'd a grt sense of religiō, and y⚫ comfort he had in his troubles, among many oth wt follows is remarkable. He sd he was certain ye P. of O. on his coming design'd his life, and yt he thought y' was but one step between his priso and his grave, and y'fore tho' he might fall a sacrifice, as Abel did by ye hand of Cain, yet he doubted not but he and his cause wd be accepted of God.
"W" he look'd out of his window and saw ye violece of y rabble, he sd, I can't help nor hinder this, God alone can do it, who stills ye raging of the seas, y noise, &c.
"He was not willing to send away his son till he had a call to doe so, tho it was not so extraordinary and express, yet it was as sufficient as wt ye angel sd to Jos. Ma. ii. 13, Arise, &c.' He often repeated Herod doth seek ye life of ye young child to destroy him.'
"The K, persuading some clergymen yt waited upon him to provide some vessels to carry him off, us'd ye loyalty of ye Ch. of Eng for an argum', telling y if he sha perish for want of yir assistance, w trouble it might give ym to reflect y'on. He told ym how David's heart smote him for cutting off y skirt of Saul's garm', and this must be more troublesome, if they considr ye mischief yt may y'by fall upon him. W they made yir excuse fro ye difficulty and danger of ye attempt, he replied to ym in ye words of ye Saviour, He that is not for me is against me.'
"He repeated ye greatest part of Job's 5th ch. abt afflictio and ye benefit of it. V. 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 to ye end.
"He made use of ye 1 Macc. xi. 10, For I repent that I gave my daughter to him, for he sought to slay me.' He sd ye fears of ye Ch. of Eng.men had occasioned y troubles, but he never design'd any hurt or disturbance to yir interest, but as they are afraid of idolatry and superstitio, they ought to have a care to avoid, and not be engaged in rebellio and oth' sins, and he quoted Rom. ii. 22, Thou that abhorrest,' &c.
"He appli'd Job xlii. 10-12 to himself, And ye Ld turned again,' &c.
"They plunder'd all things but a psalter or psalm book, weh he s he valu'd more y all he had lost.
EDWARD HAILSTONE. WILTSHIRE METHOD OF PREVENTING TOOTHACHE. — If you take one of the forelegs of a want (i. e. a mole), and one of its hind legs, and put them into a bag, and wear the whole hung about your neck, you will never have the tooth-ache. This valuable specimen of Wiltshire wisdom is ap"He own'd much comfort he had rec in read-parently one of the "things not generally known." ing of SS, weh he sd was not deny'd by ye Ch. of
"He s he wd forsake sceptre, and crowns, and all this world's glory for Xt's sake, and he had yt inward peace and cofort wch he wd not exchange for all ye interest of ye earth.
B. H. C.