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“ warming-pan." Cf. “ Chaff-wax," the official for it is not in common collections of proverbs—is wbose duty it was to beat the wax for the Great attributed to King William III. I have seen just Seal. French Chauffe-cire. SHERBORNE
now a somewhat similar expression, but without Travellers' Club.
the rhyming termination, in Gascoigne's 'The It seems to me impossible to interpret flitches Fruites of Warre' (67) :of byest as “beast," beef," Possibly it is a Suffiseth this to proove my theame witball, miswriting or a misreading for“ gyest,” or “gyste,"
That every bullett hath a lighting place.
ED. MARSHALL. or “gist,” payment for pasturage, then used of things given in such payment. Of. the word Giste HENRI II. (7th S. x. 462).—Charles the Good, in Catholicon Anglicum,' p. 157, where some in- Count of Flanders, was murdered in the church of stances of the word are given in the note. In the St. Donatian at Bruges on March 2, 1127 :“ Household Book of the L'Estranges,' A. D. 1519,
“ The news, it was thought, flow over the world with occurs,
iiii conyes and a logo of veile of gyste,' miraculous celerity. The count was murdered on Wedand this is not the only passage, as two curlews are nesday morning, and the event was known in London, “of gyste," "üii spowes of gist.
we are told, by the sunrise of the second day; and 0. W. TANCOCK.
towards evening of the same day the inbabitants of Little Waltham,
Laon, in the opposite direction, also knew it. Galbert says he had these facts in the one case from students of
his town, who were at that time studying at Laon; in St. MILDRED'S CHURCH, POULTRY (7th S. viii. the other, from merchants of Bruges who were on busi443, 496 ; ix. 3, 113, 154, 190, 312, 435).—A noss in London.”
."— Life of St. Bernard,' by J. C. Morireference to 6th S. viii. 105 will show that Mr. J. son, 1877, p. 102. Fytche, of Thorpe Hall, near Loutb, Lincolnshire,
W. C. B. happened in June, 1872, to see this church in pro- FREEMASON'S CHARGE (7th S. x. 449).—The cess of destruction, and thereupon bought it from two most learned Masonic experts living are W.J. the destroying contractor, and shipped the materials Hughan, Esq., Torquay, and R. F. Gould, Esq., to his estate. There they remained, in his own 8, St. Bartholomew's Road, W., either of whom words,
would afford MR. HAMILTON any information be "Iying in a green field near my house, called St. Katha- may require. The “T. W. Tew" MS. at the rine's Garth, from an old priory of St. Katharine which Masonic Museum, Wakefield, which contains the formerly stood there, and which I hope some day to re- ancient charges and constitutions, very much build as my domestic chapel.”
resembles the MS. described by MR. HAMILTON, I trust this intention has long since been carried of which it may be a duplicate copy, although the out. Pity it is that so admirable, reverent, and date assigned to the Tew MS. is circa 1680. It pious an example has not always been followed in would be interesting
compare the two MSS. this country. If Englishmen will not act thus, it
J. R. DORE, P.Z., P.P.G.D. is to be hoped that whenever any other of our venerable public buildings is removed—whether
If MR. WALTER HAMILTON will write to Mr. by a railway company, a town council
, or other W. J. Hughan, Torquay, describing his MS. and vandals—some spirited American, possessing both giving any particulars he may possess as to its preculture and capital
, may jump at the opportunity, sent and former ownership, he is certain to receive and carry off the remains for re-erection in his a courteous reply. Mr. Hughan takes the greatest own country. Such an opportunity lately threatened interest in such documents. He was the pioneer in the city of Worcester, but will, I trust, be of the modern school of Masonic historians. averted by the prompt action of the local Com
E. S. N. mittee for the Preservation of the Old Galleried The charges_form an important part of the House in the Trinity, treasurer, Mr. A. C. Cherry, work of the Freemasons, as may be seen in Old Bank, Worcester.
W. Preston's Illustrations of Masonry,' London, John W. BONE, F.S.A. 1796, in which there is one of James I.'s reign, House, or Ambry, at Airlie Church, Forfarshire, “A Collection of Charges, Constitutions, Orders, HERALDIC (76 S. x. 327).— In the Sacrament note pp. 96-9; also in the Freemason's Pocket
Companion,' containing, as appears in the title, the arms of the Fenton family (three crescents) Regulations, Songs.” The running title of pp. 128occar in the manner referred to by A. M. The 148 is “The Charges of a Freemason.” Much may explanation is that the stone (which forms the be learnt about the early literature of Freemasons back of the ambry) bearing the arms has been pil, from these works.
ED. MARSHALL. fered from some previously existing structure, and used in a careless manner by being turned upside “SHEPSTER TIME” (7th S. x. 425).—Here the down.
T. Ross. starling is known as the “shepster.” I seldom
hear it called by any other name. “ EVERY BULLET HAS ITS BILLET” (5th S. viii.
HERBERT HARDY. 68).–At this reference the proverb-if such it is, Earls Heaton,
with all books from the same source, it is issued in a
strictly limited edition, the copies being all numbered NOTES ON BOOKS, &0.
and the type already distributed. In all respects of Darison's Poetical Rhapsody, Edited by A. H. Bullen. get-up, moreover, it is perfect. By readers of a genera2 vols. (Bell & Sons.)
tion hence these handy beautiful volumes will be eagerly SCHOLARS, antiquaries, and lovers of our early literature collected, and at no distant time they will be rarities. In wbo have hailed with delight the appearance of Mr. bidding adieu to the garden in which he has long dwelt, Bullen's gleanings from Elizabethan poets and song- Mr. Bullen speaks of the enjoyment he has experienced writers will learn with regret that the two volumes now as much, it is to be hoped, as that he has communicated issued close the series of his lyrical anthologies. -and quotes two lines from a masque writer, which are We have vainly sought to combat this decision, quite in the line of the ‘Poetical Rhapsody':and we
must yield to Mr. Bullen's judgment, Who would not hear the nightingale still sing; which is as unfailing as his taste. He has given
Or who grew ever weary of the spring? us two volumes of lyrics from Elizabethan songbooks, one from Elizabethan romances, and one from Warren Hastings. By Capt. L. J. Trotter. (Clarendon Elizabethan dramatists. To these have to be added Press.) his two volumes of love-songs, his Campion (a munificent The majority of readers who are not specialists in gift), and his · English Helicon. These are followed by Indian history are probably content to take their the Poetical Rhapsody,' leaving only the 'Phenix' estimate of Warren Hastings's career from Lord Nest, the best portions of which he has used. To de- Macaulay's brilliant essay. To the hasty and sweeping mand more is, we own, greedy; but "if it be a sin to generalizations of that clever piece of writing Capt.
more such booke, we will contest with Hotspur Trotter supplies the antidote in a sober, matter-of-fact the right to be considered the worst offender alive. relation which will serve to redress the wrongs of a Something in the shape of consolation comes in the much maligned statesman. For if ever man was the thought that the leisure now acquired may enable Mr. victim of partisan rhetoric—first at the hands of Burke Bullen to make progress with his edition of the Eliza and Sheridan, and afterwards at the hands of the bethan dramatists. More imperiously, perhaps, than picturesque historian-that man was certainly Hastings. any book of Elizabethan times is a new and authorita- Even in these days of party exaggeration and political tive edition of Beaumont and Fletcher demanded. multiplication, we are surprised to find how the cruel
To students of early literature Davison’s ‘Poetical butchery and expatriation of the Rohilla families to the Rhapsody' has been known in the edition published by number of half a million, over which much fine imSir Egerton Brydges at the Lee Priory Press in 1814 in passioned invective bas been expended, shrinks on tbree volumes, or in that from Sir Harris Nicolas in two examination into the mere expulsion of a few Pathan volumes, which followed in 1826. In literary merit Mr. chiefs with their people from the country which they Bullen regards it as inferior to England's Helicon '; in bad recently conquered, while Hastings did his best to other respects it is, he holds, the most valuable of our mitigate their sufferings. Apart from his public actions, old anthologies. In case of the destruction of England's that it was consistent with a character for honour to Helicon,' almost the whole of its contents might be re- win the affections of anotber man's wife, and then to stored from printed books. The greater portion of the buy over the collusion of the needy busband and provide • Rhapsody' is, however, from unpublished writings, and the money required for the divorce suit in order that its destruction "would mean the irretrievable loss of he might himself marry the divorcée, few will admit so much excellent poetry."
complaisantly as Capt. Trotter appears to do. The Among the contributors to the book is Sir Walter writer has taken full advantage of the new matter and Raleigh. wbo, besides sending 'The Lie,' a thoroughly original records published this year in Mr. G. W. powerful and characteristic poem-which Mr. Bullen Forrest': 'Letters, Despatches, and other State Papers says unreservedly must be assigned to Raleigb, though (Foreign) of the Government of India, 1772-1785, which the theory is contradicted by facts that he wrote it the gives a special value to his little book. night before his execution - adds one or two shorter poems. Edmund Spenser has one or two contributions Catalogue of Early Belfast Printed Books, 1994–1830. of no very special merit. Sir Philip Sydney sends some
Compiled by Jobn Anderson, F.G.S. (Beltast Library.). verses which bear unmistakable proofs of authorship. MR. ANDERSON, the honorary secretary to the Linen His influence is felt through the volume, which is full of Hall Library, has issued a new and enlarged edition of tears over bis logs and manifestations of friendlinees and this work, a valuable contribution to Scottish biblioadmiration. Sir John Davies; Thomas Watson, who, graphy. It is believed that the Catalogue' contains according to Heywood,
the title of every book known to have been printed in
Belfast between the years 1694 and 1830.
wrote Able to make Apollo's self to dote;
An Account of the Conduct and Proceedings of the Donde; Henry Constable, the Catholic poet and exile; Pirate Gow. By Daniel Defoe. (Sotheran & Co.) Sir Henry Wotton, who lived to praise the “Doric deli. READERS of Scott will be no less indebted to Messrs. cacy” of Milton's' Comus '; and Thomas Campion are Sotheran for this reprint than are admirers of Defoe, among those who send poems. The most voluminous The book, of which a limited edition is issued, is writer is x certain A. W., whom neither Sir Harris reprinted from a tract, apparently unique, in the Nicolas por Mr. Bullen has been able to identify. Mr. British Museum. That the work, which is anonyLinton hazards a not very satisfactory conjecture that mous, is by Defoe admits of no question. It has all the initials may stand for "anonymous writer.” Con- signs of his style, and has been accepted by all authocerning this man and the two Davison's, the sons of rities. Very forcible and graphic is the account given Secretary Davison, one of whom, Francis, is the editor of Gow, who, after the initial murders were committed of the book, we must leave Mr. Bullen to speak. That which gave him possession of his ship, seems to have Mr. Bullen's introduction, arrangement, and notes are been a milder man than most of his associates. In the all models in their way, readers of N. & Q.' bave bigh-handed proceedings among the Orkney Isles which learned to expect. His book is, indeed, one of those led to his capture and death the principal interest is possessions to which the owner clings. As is the case found. In the cbaracter of Cleveland, Scott has not
very greatly sentimentalized the character of Gow, fornia,' The Missions of Alta California,' and · A Ro. whose story he bad learned from Bessie Millie, a Strom- mance of Morgan's Rough Riders' are excellent.-Mr. ness sibyl, who herself sat for Norna of the Fitful Head. W. J. Lawrence sends to the Gentleman's 'America in Gow was twice hanged, the rope breaking with him England,' a good summary of the American actors who the first time after he had been hanging for four bave appeared in England. Mr. Percy Fitzgerald writes minutes. He is said to have remounted the ladder with about "Spa,' and Mr. J. E. Taylor on · Rambles among very little concern. A few good notes add to the value Algerian Hills.'— Recollections of an Octogenarian Civil of a judicious reprint.
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of life early in the century. A slight sketch of Havana A SECOND volume of Le Livre Moderne is concluded in is also readable.—Mr. W. J. Hardy sends to Belgravia the number for December 10, which does not make its
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on Christina of Sweden.'-Canon Overton contributes interesting among its contents is the article on Portraits to Longman's an account of Lincolnshire which is in et Charges d'Alexandre Dumas Père.' Nearly a score of part a review of the new guide-book to that county portraits or caricatures of the great romancer, showing recently noticed in our columns. In the English IUusbim at various ages, are given, and with the accompany- trated the Dean of Gloucester gives a capital paper, illusing letterpress constitute
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also might be perplexed to find it was at cards, not bowls, *SHUT UP IN THE AFRICAN FOREST,' in the Ninteenth that he offered to stake his soul against an orange (!), Century, is a record of the dangers, sufferings, and and was taken up by Rochester. These are not the only privations experienced by Lieut. Stairs while waiting for people with whom the article deals somewhat flippantly. Stanley. Of all foes, and they were numerous, the most
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