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that in a heavy thunderstorm they had encoun- The first is a shower of live lizards which fell on tered a shower of frogs. Another correspondent the side walks and in the streets of Montreal, writes that on the road at Lassodie, near Dun- recorded in the Montreal Weekly Gazette of Dec. 28, fermline, he had been overtaken about noon by 1857. The second is a shower of pilchards at a shower and had sheltered himself at the side Mountain Asb, Glamorganshire, recorded in a of an appointed stone wall by the roadside. The letter to the Times of Feb. 25, 1859, by the Rev. shower finished, he found on the road a consider- Aaron Roberts, B.A., curate of St. Peter's, Caerable number of the smallest frogs be had ever seen. marthen. The third and last is said to have taken Another correspondent, evidently the captain of a place on Wednesday before Easter in 1666, at steamer, states that when four days out from Aden, Cranstead, near Wrotham, in Kent, as noted by on his voyage to Bombay, bis officer drew his Carriber in ‘Odd Showers,' and is a shower of attention to a dark cloud which was coming in young whitings on a two-acre pasture field. their wake. A part of the cloud struck the ship, Since the above was written the following letter when it was found that from stem to stern the ship has been published in the Glasgow Herald : was covered a foot deep with live locusts. The

Dundee, July 19th, 1894. newspaper in question winds up the correspondence SIR, -During a walk with my wife before we were with a leading article on the subject, in which the married, in Scotecraig grounds, near Tayport, we came writer states that Major Forbes Mackenzie, Fod- upon a shower of minute frogs. They fell on our clothes, derty, Ross-shire, some years ago found a field with them. I gathered a few and carried them home in

and the ground for a considerable distance was covered partially covered with herring fry, also that herrings my pocket. I am quite sure they fell from the sky. of a larger growth have been found at Syke and This occurred in the year 1847 or 1848.—I am, &c. other points some distance from the sea. It is also

CHARLES R, BAXTER. recorded that during a severe gale a quantity of The above, at any rate, is personal evidence. herrings were transferred from the Firth of Forth Will readers of 'N. & Q.' kindly note any into Loch Leven, and that fish three inches long fell stances which would go towards meeting the very before an English officer in 1839 within the space sensible reservation the leader-writer in question of a cubit at a spot not far from Calcutta. The makes regarding frog showers as an authentic fact writer of the leader in question considers that in natural history? R. HEDGER WALLACE. such a phenomenon as a shower of frogs is not impossible, for why should not a young frog or a CRESSING, co. Essex.—The following curious colony of young frogs (a very juvenile frog is memorandum I have transcribed from a parchment. not much heavier than a leaf) be lifted up by a It bears no date, but from the bandwriting I whirlwind or cyclone ?

should say it was written in the thirteenth or four"The unfortunate thing," he adds, “about frog showers teenth century :is that none of them bas ever been reported to fall upon the roof of a house or down a chimney, or on some spot uxor gua fundauerunt capellam de Kyrsingg [Cressing]

Memorandum quod Elphelinus atte Gore et Penelok which could not be reached by a frog by the ordinary et idem Elpbelinus dedit viginti acras terre ad sustinenperipatetic means.

dum dictam capellam imperpetuum et ad inveniendum Can any of the readers of ‘N. & Q!' furnish a omnia necessaria in capella predicta et rector ecclesie de statement which would prove that frogs have been Witham recepit dictas viginti acras terre cum onere found in positions which are, so to speak, abnormal? predicto et jacent predicte

viginti acre terre in quodam

campo vocato Scolhous [? schoolbouse) field. In a little book, published in 1882, by William Item post hoc Rex Stephanus dedit rectoriam de Andrews, F.R.H.Š., entitled 'The Book of Od- Witham canonicis Sancti Martini Londonie et decanus dities,' I find it stated that

ejusdem loci ordinavit et constituit suum vicarium qui " Thomas Cooper, the popular lecturer on Christianity,

tenetur sustinere predictam capellam per compositionem in his well-written life, states that when a boy he wit- inter eosdem factam. nensed a shower of frogs in Lincolnshire. He says : 'I

Et Memorandum quod Brungor Le Wythye dedit record the natural phenomenon, because I have read, quatuor acras terre ad inveniendum panis undecim in not only in that beautiful old book of Ray's "The Wisdom dicta capella imperpetuum Et Johannes de Stondone of God in the Creation,” but in later books affecting great recepit dictas quatuor acras terre cum onere predicto et fidelity to facts in science, that such a sight is impossible. predicte quatuor acre terre jacent sub cimiterio predicte I am as sure of what I relate as I am of my own exist

capelle. The minute frogs, jumping alive, fell on the

Memorandum quod idem Brungor dedit tres acras pavement at our feet, and came tumbling down the terre ad inveniendum duos cruces processionarios summo spouts from the tiles of the houses into the water tubs." altari et vicarius ejusdem loci recepit dictas tres acras

terre cum onere predicto et predicte tres acro terre Mr. Andrews also records that at Selby, in June, jacent sub vicaria predicta. 1844, there was a shower of frogs, and that several

Emma ELIZABETH TAQYTS. about the size of a horse-bean were caught in their Sulhamstead, Reading. descent by bolding out bats for that purpose. Three other showers are also noted by Andrews which are PHILIPPE ÉGALITÉ. There is a finely engraved abnormal in so far as the localities named could not portrait of Louis Philippe Joseph, Duke of Orleans be reached by the “ ordinary peripatetic means." surnamed Égalité, large folio in size, representing

ence.

him in uniform, in a standing posture, and in the missal containing a mass composed by Pope Clebackground to his right hand is seen the head of ment VI. for preservation from this scourge. An an orderly holding his horse. He was guillotined account of it may be seen in the Tablet of March 17, in 1793, having voted for the death of his cousin p. 403.

K. P. D. E. Louis XVI, oply a few months before.

The painting from wbich it is taken is said to be by

“LONDON BRIDGE.” (See 1s S. ii. 338.)Sir Joshua Reynolds. It would be interesting to Mrs. Gomme, in her valuable book on Traditional know the circumstances under which it was painted, Games,' says, in reference to this old set of rhymes, and in whose possession the original picture is at that it would be interesting to find out which is the present time. Joan PICKFORD, M.A.

the more ancient of the two-the song or the game. Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge.

Although played as a children's game now, " Lon

don Bridge” would appear to have been originally Joan H. REYNOLDS. (See gth S. v. 361.)- I re a dance, to the tune of which the words were ferred to Mr. Reynolds as the author of " a pen-and- adapted. As Mrs. Gomme points out, the tune of ink sketch of a trial at Hertford” (Thurtell's), the dance is given in Playford's 'Dancing Master.' signed Edward Herbert, in the London Magazine The following quotation from "The London of February, 1824. MR. HEBB's article is a cor- Chaunticleres, a Witty Comoedy,' 1659, is earlier roboration of my belief that Mr. Reynolds was than any of the references given by Mrs. Gomme : the writer. But I never heard that he was joint Heath. ......thou sha't be the Lady o' the Town. author of Hood's 'Odes and Addresses to Great "Curd. I have been one in my daies, when we kept the People' (not to “Eminent Persong " as MR. HEBB Whitsun.Ale, where we daunc't the building of London. states). I have the first and second editions of the and when we were a weary with dauncing hard, we

Bridge upon wool-packs and the hay upon a Grasse-plat, 'Odes, both printed in 1825 (Baldwin, Cradock alwaies went to the Cushion daunce." —Scene viii. & Joy). I see in Hood's 'Comic Annual' for 1830 (the first published) three contributions from versions of the cushion dance illustrate the tran

Mrs. Gomme shows (p. 92) how the different E. Herbert, 'The Pillory, “Lines to Fandy,' and sition from a dance to a pure game, and this tran. * Sonnet to Vauxhall '; also two designs for en sition has probably taken place in the case of gravings from Mr. J. H. Reynolds, the two (Mr. "London Bridge,” “Green Grass,” “Green Gravel,” Reynolds and Mr. Herbert) being one and the

and
many

other children's games. Amongst same person. But Mr. Reynolds's most curious literary performance was his Peter Bell, a Lyrical able, accompaniment of all religious ceremonies,

savage races, dancing is the usual, if not invariBallad.'' Wordsworth’s ‘Peter Bell' had been ad- and 'Mrs. Gomme is probably perfectly right in vertised, but was long in coming out. Reynolds tracing a lineal connexion between these modern got to know of the peculiar metre of the poem, games and the marriage, burial, and building rites and indeed must bave seen a copy or proof-sheet of our forefathers. It is fortunate that this interin advance, for he wrote ' Peter Bell the Second' esting branch of folk-lore has fallen into such com(and Shelley wrote 'Peter Bell the Third '). Mr. Reynolds wrote the parody, got his ‘ Peter Bell'

petent hands.

W. F. PRIDEAUX.

Jaipur, Rajputana. out first, and the original advertisement of Wordsworth's Peter Bell’ sold ' Peter Bell the Second.' “ HANGING AND WIVING GO BY DESTINY.". It has forty-two stanzas, all in the peculiar metre Shakspere, in the 'Merchant of Venice,' VI. ix. of the original, and the preface states,

82, 83, has :“As these are the days of counterfeits, I am compelled

The ancient saying is no beresy to caution my readers against them, for such are abroad,

Hanging and wiving go by destiny. However I declare this to be the true Peter; this the old And again, in ‘All's Well that Eods Well,' I. iii. original Bell, I commit my ballad confidently to

63:posterity. I love to read my own poetry, it does my heart good.-W. W.”

Your marriage comes by destiny. The verses are admirable burlesques of Words- In looking up the history of Simon Heynes, Dean worth, printed by Taylor & Hessey, 1819, twenty of Exeter, &c., who died in 1552, I have come nine pages, and motto on title from Bold Stroke across a curious illustration of the first passage for a Wife': “I do affirm that I am the real Simon John Foxe, in his ' Acts and Monuments’ (vol. v.

above quoted, which may interest your readers. Pure." It was a regular literary sell, in two senses.

W. POLLARD.

p. 474), under date 1543, says :Hertford.

“At this time tbe Canons of Exeter, bad accused Dr.

Haynes their Dean to the Council for preaching against BLACK DEATH.--As Dr. Gasquet's important boly bread and boly, water, and that he should say in book on "The Great Pestilence of 1348-9' has mony), that marriage and hanging were destiny ; upon

one of his sermons (having occasion to speak of matri. drawn attention to the Black Deatb, it may not which they gathered treason against him, because of the be out of place to note in your columns that there king's marriage." is preserved in the town library at Bruges a Simon Haynes, though a priest, was married,

which was unusual at that time. He was accused Helena during Napoleon's captivity there, the poet of being a Lutheran, and imprisoned in the Fleet. must belong to this century. Can it be Byron ? C. R. HAINES.

G. GIGLIUCCI. Uppingham.

WATERMARKS ON PAPER. (See gtb S. v. 234,

295.)- I shall be much obliged if some one will Queries.

refer me to a work treating of watermarks, and We must request correspondents desiring information which will enable one to approximate the date of on family matters of only private interest to affix their old paper by the different devices which appear as names and addresses to their queries, in order that the watermarks on paper in old MSS.

A. answers may be addressed to thom direct.

SATIRES MÉNIPPÉES.- What is the peculiarity Derail.-I should be glad of assistance in of these productions ; and is the style of writing tracking the first appearance of this verb. I find it thus designated really traceable to Menippus ? in Webster's 'Dictionary 'of 1864, "to run off

RICHARD H, THORNTON. from the rails of a railway, as a locomotive," on the Portland, Oregon. authority of Lardner. If any one can tell in which

(There is only one sixteenth century work known as of Dr. Lardner's works the word appears he will the Satire Ménippée. It was written in imitation of do a service to the ' Dictionary. Possible sources the Satires Ménippées' of Varro by partisans of Henri are bis ‘Railway Economy,' 1850, and Cabinet iv., and was directed against the League. You will find Cyclopedia,' 1829 44; but both of these seem a full account in the · Dictionnaire Universel des Littérather early in date. Webster's explanation to ratures' of Vapereau (Paris, Hachette, 1876).] ru

WILLIAM HURD, D.D.-I sball be glad if any transitive, though it is lettered v. t. The common contributor to 'N. & Q.' can give me some informaEoglish use is transitive," a train was derailed” (for tion about this author. I have before me a 'His which I have a quotation of 1881); but the intrap-tory of the Religious Rites, Ceremonies, and Cus sitive use is occasional, and was recorded in toms of all Religions, published in 1815 by J. 'N. & Q.'7th S. iv. 365, from the Times of Sept. 15, Gleave, 196, Deansgate, Manchester, and stated to 1887. The intransitive use," sortir des rails," is the be a sixth edition. I find this Dr. Hurd is menonly one given for dérailler, or derailer in French. tioned in Allibone's Dictionary of English and The verb, with its derivative déraillement, occurs American Authors,' where the reference to him in Littré, 1873-4, and from his discussion of the cur.

runs thus :rent orthography, as well as from the admission of

“Hurd, William, D.D. View of all the Religious the words by the Académie in 1878, it appears that Rites, Ceremonies, and Customs of the Whole World,' they were not then entirely new. Neither Littré fol., s.a. New ed. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1812, 4to. por Darmesteter derives the French word from Frequently recommended by Dr. Samuel Parr.” English ; the gnestion, therefore, arises, In which Dr. William Hurd's name does not appear in language did it originate ? Railway terms, in the new · Dictionary of National Biography.' general, bave passed from English into French;

H. W. but in the case of derail, dérailler, there is some reason to think that the French word was adopted Jupe contains a criticism of Mr. Walker's (the

“CONTAMINATION.”—The Classical Review for in America, and thence came into Great Britain. High Master of St. Paul's School) interesting and Can

any correspondent supply information on the point? To run down the Lardner reference would verbal forms. The writer (Dr. J. H. Moulton)

learned papers on the evolution of certain Greek be most useful.

J. A. H. MURRAY. Oxford.

makes the following remark: “Then we can in

terpret ca as a contamination of sa and *nea, Adam Bock.-I shall feel much obliged to any without questioning the tradition." one who will refer me to a work containing par My son tells me that a few weeks ago a writer ticulars of the family and life of Adam Buck, in the Academy, when suggesting a new reading portrait and subject painter, exhibiting in London in a verse of Chaucer's (I think), used the word between 1793 and 1833. I am aware of the bio-"contamination," apparently in the technical sense graphical note in the National Portrait Gallery in which textual critics employ dittography." Catalogue. Kindly reply direct.

There is no reference to this use in the ‘N. E. D.,' HAROLD Malet, Col. nor, indeed, to the one familiar to students of 12, Egerton Gardens, S. W.

Latin literature. Is this new use borrowed from

writers on natural science ; or bas it “come in SOURCE OF QUOTATION.-Can tell me where

from the States”?

J. P. OWEN, the following lines are to be found 1– Oh, Hudson Low(e), oh, Hudson Low(e),

EDWARD PICK.-Can any of your readers inform By name and, ob, by nature so.

me how the late Dr. Edward Pick, in his system As it refers to Hudson Lowe, Governor of St. of mnemonics, treated dates and numbers ? His

you

p. 190.

book is decidedly hard to get ; but I have the Fields), London, a connexion with the above ; and first and the fifth editions, and neither gives any when did Tilney Street (London) acquire its name ? hint of his plans so far as numbers are concerned.

T. W. 0. Mnemonics are generally worse than useless, but • ROMEO AND JULIET.'—Will one of your Shakethey have considerable psychological interest; and

spearian scholars kindly tell me why Mercutio's Dr. Pick was very far above the common charlatan. Hence my query.

J. N. SHEARMAN.

Queen Mab" speech in Act I. sc. iv. is printed

as prose in the 1623 Folio (Booth's reprint)? Is it AN OXFORD SOCIETY.- A quaint little sheet, so printed in any more modern edition ?

JONATHAN BOUCHIER. seven and a half inches by five and three-quarters inches, which has lain among my curios unheeded ATTACK ON THE REFORMED Religion. The for twenty years, runs as follows, in the form of a following words are quoted from a “German letter :

writer" in Mr. E. G. Kirwan Browne's' Annals of Sir,- For the Improvement of Society and Trade the Tractarian Movement,' third edition, 1861, amongst Gentlemen Born in the County and City of

Can any one tell me who the violent perOxford, there is, by the Desire and advice of several son was who used them, and give such a reference Gentlemen formerly Stewards of the Oxfordshire Feast; that I may see them with their context? and others, a Society of the said Countrymen Settled at Mr. Richard Trubey's at the King's-Arms Tavern in St.

“ Delenda est ista infernalis, scelerata, sanguinea, et Paul's Church-yard, who will meet every Wednesday execranda religionis Christianæ deformatio, quæ falsisNight; in the Summer Season from Seven to Ten, and in sime vocatur, Reformatio." the Winter from Six to Nine; no Gentleman to be con.

ASTARTE. fin'd to come but when he pleases, at the Expense of One Shilling, there being no Quarterly Feasts.

REFERENCES SOUGHT.—Will some one kindly N.B.-The Society will begin on Wednesday the 28th say to whom and to what works the Archbishop of of August, 1717.

Canterbury referred when, in his sermon at the The word "will" in the N.B. is altered to did in Church Congress, Birmingham, on October 2, 1893, ink, and the letter bears the inscription" To Mr. and in speaking of Balaam, he said :Briquit.”

“ Three of our greatest philosophic preachers and our Can any reader of ‘N. & Q.' give me any par- greatest word-painter of Scripture have, each in their ticulars of this friendly society or of the apparently own unique fashion, penetrated at least some of the defunct Oxfordshire feast referred to ; also when secrets of that almost inconceivable character”? the club ceased to exist, and who was Mr. Briquit? He also quoted the following passage :TENEBRÆ.

Taking his stand,

His wild hair floating on the eastern breeze, BRAZIL SALTS.-What did the medicine termed His tranced yet open gaze following the Brazil salts consist of; and what was it taken Giant forms of empires on their way to ruin. for! It was in use some sixty or seventy years ago, From what work is the quotation ? LUCIS, and seems to be unknown at chemists' shops now.

C. H. SP. P.

THE POET's FLOWERS : BUTTERCUPS."SAAKSPEARE'S EARLY Days.'-In April, 1832,

And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,

All will be gay when noontide wakes anew. a play was performed at Boston (Lincolnshire) en The buttercups, the little Children's dower, titled 'Sbakspeare's Early Days; or, the Reign of

• Home Thoughts, from Abroad.' Good Queen Bess.' Is it known who was the What does Browning mean by this? The butterwriter ? Did it appear in a printed form? An cup is no slug-a-bed. I suspect it was rather more advertisement of the performance occurs in the awake at the time than the poet. O. C. B. Boston Herald for April 24 of that year.

K. P. D. E. PORTRAIT.-Can any of your readers tell me [It is doubtless the work, in two acts, with the same

what has become of a portrait on papel of Nicholas name, by Somerset, produced at Covent Garden, Oct. 29, Heath, Archbishop of York, 1555–1559, which a 1829. Charles Kemble was Sbakspeare ; Keeley, Gilbert few years ago was in the possession of Mr. GrindShakspeare, his brother; Mrs. Gibbs, Mary Shakspeare; lay, Duke Street, St. James's Square ? Abbott, Lord Southampton; Warde, Burbadge; and

J. R. K. Wrench, Tarlton. It was acted eleven times.]

SIR MARTIN WRIGHT.-I should be much ARMORIAL.-In Boston Church, Lincoln, is a obliged for any information concerning Mr. Justice hatchment with the following armorial bearings, Wright, who purchased Holcrofts, Fulham, about viz., on a chief three stags' heads cabossed, quarter-1742. Sir Martin was one of the Justices of the ing a chevron argent, three swans argent, gules, and King's Bench. He died at Fulbam in 1767. The azure. In the centre, on an escutcheon of pretence, property descended to bis only surviving daughter, the Tilney arms are represented. To whom does Elizabeth Wright, who was residing here when this hatchment refer? Are the swans the alternative Lysons wrote his ‘Envirops' (1795). In 1811 the Caroy coat? Has Carey Street (Lincoln's Inn house was the property of the deviseos of Lady

Guise, the niece of Elizabeth Wright. Any further

Beplies. facts about these two ladies would also be of service. CHAS. JAS. FERET.

BACON AND SENECA.

(8th S. v. 407.) INEZ DE CASTRO.--Among the poetical works of Mrs. Hemans there is a poem entitled “The

Montaigne, before Bacon, had the same thought Coronation of Inez de Castro. The lady has gone and expression (Essais,'.l. i. 19, “Que philosopher the way of all flesh, and been buried in the great c'est apprendre à mourir "): cathedral ; but her husband, King Pedro, anxious Je crois, à la verité, que ce sont ces mines et appareils to show honour to his wife even in death, causes her offroyables, dequog

nous l'entournons, qui nous font plus remains to be disinterred, and at a weird midnight cris des meres, des femmes et des enfants ; la visitation

de peur qu'elle : une toute nouvelle forme de vivre, les service her corpse, clad in queenly attire, is crowned. de personnes estonnees et transies ; l'assistance d'un All the flower of the nation's nobility attend to pay nombre de valets pasles et esplorez; une chambre sang homage to the dead queen ; and, when the solemn jour, des cierges allumez; nostre chevet assiegé de and awful ceremony is over, her body is borne medecins et de prescheurs; somme, tout horreur et tout once more to its resting place in the tomb, and her effroy autour de nous : nous voyla desia ensepvelis et

Les enfans ont peur de leurs amis mesmes, crown and jewels laid with her there. Who was quand ils les veoyent masquez: aussi avons nous. (This this lady, and is the story true ?

is from Seneca, Epist. 24.) Il faut oster le masque aussi

W. H. SWIFT. bien des choses que des personnes, osté qu'il sera, nous Cambridge.

ne trouverons au dessoubs que cette mesme mort, qu'un

valet ou simple chambriere passerent dernierement sans [She was a queen of Portugal, assassinated Jan. 7, 1355. peur. Heureuse la mort qui oste le loisir aux apprests The subject, which is partly historic, has been frequently de tel equipage.” treated in poetry, drama, and painting.]

And later, Jeremy Taylor (1613–67) is much in JOHN OF TIMES.—What is the origin, or sup

the same vein :posed origin, of the story of John of Times ? “Take away but the pomps of death, the disguises and Ralph Higden, after describing the flight of solemn bugbears, and the actings by candlelight, and Matilda from Oxford in the reign of Stephen, con

proper and fantastic ceremonies, the minstrels and the

noise makers, the women and the weepers, the swoonings cludes bis ‘Polychronicon 'thus :

and the shriekings, the nurses and the physicians, the "Quo etiam anno Johannes de Temporibus, qui vixerat dark room and the ministers, the kindred and the watches, trescentis sexaginta uno annis et armiger magni Karoli and then to die is easy, ready, and quitted from its troubleextiterat, obiit."

some consequences. It is the same harmless thing that Or, as the Harleian MS. 2261 bas it :

a poor shepherd suffered yesterday or a maid-servant to

day.'' "In whiche yere John of Tymes dyed, which hade yvede ccclxj yere, somme tyme esquier to grete Kynge in Montaigne's essay. Whomsoever Bacon meant by

There is a good deal of Seneca and Lucretius Charle." I quote from ‘Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden,' tion is very applicable to Montaigne.

the “natural man and philosopher," the descripvol. vii. p. 496 (Rolls Series, 1879).

G. T. SHERBORN. Sbad well mentions “John of the Times and

Twickenham. Old Parro” in 'The Miser,' 1691, Act II.

JAMES HOOPER. "Pompa mortis magis terrat, quam mors ipsa.” Norwich.

(Ought not "terrat” to be terret ?) Perhaps Bacon

refers to the following :ORIGINAL KNIGHTS OF THE GARTER.-In the

“Illud autem ante omnia memento, demere rebus * Dictionary of National Biography it is stated tumultum, ac videre quid in quaque re sit : scios nihil that John, second Lord Grey of Rotherfield esse in istis terribile, nisi ipsum timorem. Quod vides (1300-1359) was an original K.G. I am unable to accidere pueris, hoc nobis quoque, majusculis pueris

, refer to the histories of the Order of the Garter, evenit : illi

, quos amant, quibus

assueverunt, cum quibus but I see a list of the original knights in Burke's nibus tantum, sed rebus persona demenda est, et red. • Extinct Peerages,' in a note under “Audley," denda facies sua. Quid mihi gladios et ignes ostendis, et copied from Camden, and Lord Grey's name is not turbam carnificum circa te frementium? Tolle istam pomincluded. I am very desirous to know whether pam, sub qua lates, et stultos territas! More es, quam the omission is a mistake, there being (exclusive of nuper servus meus, quam ancilla contempsit.”—L. AnKing Edward) twenty-six knights named. One næi Senecæ Epist.,' exivsect. 12. of them was Śir Capdall de Buche (or de Buz), be ranked amongst the best,” translates the passage

Lodge, who speaks of this epistle as “worthy to whose real name, however, appears to have been Sir John Grayllie (see Dugdale's 'Ancient Usage

as follows :of Arms,' referring to Ashmole’s ‘History of the

“But above all things, remember thou to esteeme Garter ').

What were the circumstances under things simply as they be, and despoyle them of the which this name was given to Sir John ?

tumult and bruit that is accustomably given them, and

thou shalt find in them, that there is nothing terrible, E. LOFTUS TOTTENHAM. but only feare. That which thou seest befall young

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