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Blaauw (p. 156).—The first of this family is

named indifferently “Gerald” and “Gerard." CONTENT 8,-N° 133.

Braddon (p. 209).—The names at the head of NOTES :-Burke’s Landed Gentry;: 21-„Wren Churches, 23 this pedigree are not connected with the others in Russia-Pickwick :-Pioneer Newspaper, 25—

Drought in the genealogy. Winter-Palliser-Twice Buried-Races Ridden by Women Brooke (p. 224).—"This family is a younger -Thomas Kirkland, M.D.-Author of Quotation-Land branch of the Brookes of Chesbire, descended from

Sale Custom-Island of Barbados, 26. QUERIES :-Charles Walmesley - Sir Alexander Burnes Sir Peter Brooke of Astley Hall and Mere." "Sojournars": * Advenn"--Source of Quotation The The pedigree claimed from this family by the late Duke of York's Son-Sir John Talbot's. Second Wifeon J. Ferguson, and apparently recognized by Burke, Easter Sepulchres - Nelthorp, 27 – “During." House, Kensington Gardens-Hedgehog's Jawbone-Ger: is an extremely doubtful one, Richard Brooke of man Bands-G. Samuel-Rev. E. Woodcock-Poems of Astley married Margaret Charnock, the date of land – Helmerawe - Oxford and Cambridge – Heaving: whose parents' marriage was 1649. The (alleged) Lifting-Longevity, 29.

fourth son of Richard Brooke and Margaret CharREPLIES :-Joan 1. of Naples, 29--English Monuments in nock, Thomas Brooke, ancestor of this family of

Manchester Author- Mothers' Maiden Names—Thistle Brooke, married in 1679, Ann Williamson. This The Gentleman's Magazine'--Extraordinary Field-The would make Thomas Brooke's mother less than Lion of Scotland-U as a Capital Letter, 33-Irish Song* Chacun a son goût"-Jews, Christians, and George til. thirty at the time of her son's marriage. Cf. -Sir J. Armertre : Dr. Wotton, &c.—"To hang out," 34— 'N. & Q.,' 7th S. 158. "Putt gally"-"Necklace"-R. Haines-Dominichetti's, 35—University Graces - Marquis of Huntly-Portrait

Broun (p. 227).—After an elaborate pedigree of Mother of Adeliza of Louvain, 36 – Post -Reformation the Brouns of Hertré, is a pedigree of “ Broun of Chancel Screens -- "Antigropelos," 37-Prusias-Venice Gorgiemylne and Braid,” the first of whom is Preserved'-Smedley's Frank Farleigh'- The Mansion House, 38-Authors Wanted, 39.

vaguely stated to have been a younger son of one NOTES ON BOOKS :--Cowper's Register Book of St. Paul, of the later proprietors of Hartrie." Adam Broup, Fishwick's List of Lancashire Wills

Earwaker's Index Lord Provost of Edinburgb, also said to be de of Wills at Chester -Seccombe's 'Lives of Twelve Bad scended from the Hartrie family, married Isobel Men'-Bell's Charles Whitehead'-Sherborn’s ‘Index to Broun of the Gorgiemylne family, and was ancestor

Foraminifera '-— Dorset Records.' Notices to Correspondents.

of the present representative of the family, who is scarcely entitled to claim to be descended from the

Brouns of Hartrie without more evidence of John Notes.

Broun of Gorgiemylne being really son of one of

the Brouns of Hartrie. SOME NOTES ON BURKE'S · LANDED GENTRY.'

Byrom (p. 268). — Issue of second wife not It was hoped by many genealogists that when named. (Cf. Grimstop, p. 837.) Burke's 'Landed Gentry' got into the hands of its Clowes (p. 356).—“Samuel Clowes, Esq....... new editors it would become a really trustworthy married Mary Chetham, great-granddaughter and and scientific collection of the pedigrees of our heiress of Humphrey Chetham (who died 1653).” untitled aristocracy, An examination of the new It is well known that Humphrey Chetham, the edition will certainly blast their hopes. Some of generous founder of the Chetham Hospital and the grosser forgeries have disappeared, but there Library in Manchester, was a bachelor. remain very many doubtful pedigrees; the ancient Clutterbuck (p. 357).-—"This family......came Irish and Welsh pedigrees are treated with great to England from the Low Countries at the time of respect; many families are shown to be of Saxon or the Duke of Alva's persecutions, and was estabNorman descent from their surnames alone; ille- lished in Gloucestershire by Walter Clotherbooke, gitimate descents are treated as if legitimate, and about the year 1521.” Alva was born in 1508, so in numberless cases descents are implied that will that, if Burke is to be trusted, he began his career not bear a moment's examination. The following of persecution at a very early age. notes may be of interest to readers of N. & Q.': Cowper (p. 412).—The only “lineage” given is

Astley (p. 52).-F. D. P. Astley, grandson that the present representative is “Descended from (by his first wife, Lady Dukinfield Daniel) of John Sir Richard Cowper, of Cowper, son of Richard Astley, Esq., son of Richard Astley, a physician." Cowper, of Salop, vide Heralds' Visitation, 1568." Mr. F. D. P. Astley was the grandson of John Unfortunately this Visitation pedigree does not Astley's third wife. Lady Dukinfield Daniel was the throw much light on the last three hundred years. second wife. Richard Astley was a surgeon, not a Delap (p. 498).-No explanation of Robert physician. Mrs. Nicholson, sister of the late Mr. Dunlop being the father of Robert Delap. Astley, is stated to have only one child. Under De Lisle (p. 498). — The early generations of this Nicholson (p. 1486) five children are named. family show an unusual succession of only sons.

Bagbot De La Bere (p. 495). —No reason is Is there any authentic instance of a family progiven why the Rev. John Edwards changed his ducing only one son in each of six successive name to Baghot De La Bere.

generations ?

Dunne (p. 555).—“The Dannes, of Bircher and nexion there is between this Bynnie and the Bin-
Gatley, are direct descendants of John Donne, ning family.
Dean of St. Paul's." No attempt is made to show More (p. 1427).—“This is a family of great
the precise connexion between the Dean and antiquity, deriving its name from the parish of
Philip Donne of Welsh Newton.

More, near Bishop's Castle.” Richard (or Thomas) Flood (p. 675).—The Right Hon. Henry Flood de la More came over from Normandy, and was is stated to be the son of Warden Flood, by his slain at Hastings, leaving a son “Sir Thomas de marriage with Miss Whiteside. Flood was illegiti- la More, who builte faire houses at Launceston, mate (cf. 'D. N. B.').

in Cornwall; Halton, in Cheshire ; and More, in Gillman (p. 764).-—"This family is of very Shropshire, giving to the latter place his paternal ancient Welsh descent, the earliest records of the name.'". How can these statements be reconciled name of Gillman are connected with Wales, and with each other ? with Cilmin Troed dhu of Glynllifon in Uwch O'Grady (p. 1519).-—"The Milesian family of Gwir vai in Cear-yn-Arvonshire, where he lived in O'Grady is one of the most ancient of co. Limerick. the year 843, the time of Rhodri Mawr (Roderick Dr. O'Brien......assigns Conal Eachluath, King of the Great), King of all Wales. Cilmin was head Munster, A.D. 366, and sixth in descent from Oilof one of the fifteen Noble Tribes of North Wales, liol Olum (of the race of Heber, the eldest son of and bore arms, Argent, a man's leg couped. The Milesius, King of Spain, who colonized Ireland), records prove him the ancestor of the Gillmans of as the common ancestor of the O'Gradys and the England, Ireland, and America.” The next ap- O'Briens.” The next of the family was “Donald pearance of the Gillmans is in England in the O'Grady, who fell in battle, 1309." This is but a fourteenth century. The records," while supply- sample of a dozen or more ancient Milesian ing the Welsh ancestor, do not throw any light on families. the family during the intermediate five centuries. Ormerod (p. 1537). -"Henry Mere, of Man

Græme (p. 803).—“This ancient family derives chester, born Jan. 10, 1816......and died March 17, its lineage from Græme, who was made Governor 1873.” Mr. Ormerod was alive and well on the of Scotland, and guardian to the young king, day of the publication of Burke. Eugene II., in 435.” No proof attempted, and Owen (p. 1544).—“ The pedigree of this family there is a break of nearly a thousand years before is registered in the Heralds' College from Rodri the next known member of the family.

Mawr, King of all Wales." The printed pedigree Gronow (p. 839).-A connexion is implied be- starts with “Madac ap Jevan, of Caerinion, detween Sir_Tudor ap Gronow, temp. (if he ever scended from Grono ap Owen, son or grandson of existed) Edward III., and the present family, Howell Dda, King of South Wales," and proceeds, whose pedigree as given by Burke goes back to the without the formality of dates, through several eighteenth century.

generations until it arrives at Rowland Owen, in Herbert (p. 938).—It is not stated that the 1611. Then four more dateless generations. brothers of Mr. Herbert of Llaparth assumed the William Owen, Esq., of Bettws, married in 1704, surname of Herbert in lieu of the paternal Jones. and the eldest son of that marriage himself got

McKerrell (p. 1299).—The first seventeen lines married two years later.
of the family history do not refer to this family. Peareth (p. 1579).-Hercules Peareth, living

Mackie (p. 1302). -" Ivie Mackie, Esq., of 1576, is stated to have been “probably a descendAuchencairn," was a munificent merchant in Man- ant” of the family of De Pepreth, though there is chester, and ibrice Mayor of that City.

no apparent reason for the guess. Mayhew (p. 1366).-Of the four columns under Philips (p. 1606).-—" John Philips, Esq., of the this name, nearly three are taken up with pedi. Heath House......born 1695,"cf. Philips (p. 1607), grees of Mayhew families from which this one is where his younger brother is stated to have been not descended.

“born Feb. 15, 1693.” “Robert, of The Park, ManMicklethwait(p. 1380). —"The family of Mykle- chester,......born 1759, married 1798,......and died thwayt, or Micklethwait, has been seated on its March 14, 1884.” A hitherto unnoticed centenaown lands in the neighbourhood of Barnsley, W.R., rian. co. York, over six centuries. The name indicates Prichard (p. 1654). - A delightful Welsh pedi it to be of Scandinavian origin.”

gree, beginning with “Caradoc Vraich Vras, Earl Molineux (p. 1404).—This family is stated to be of Hereford and Prince between Wye and Severn. descended from a younger son of Sir Francis Mo- He reigned from A.D.520 to 570, and married Tegan lineux, Bart., of Teversal, “Molineux of Tever- Eurvron, daughter and sole heir of Belenaur, King sal" is not found in the current 'Peerages '; but if of Monmouth. The family remained "princes this pedigree is accurate it should appear.

between Wye and Severn” for eight generations ; Monro (p. 1412). — The pedigree of Binding several later representatives borethe titles of “Prince under tbis heading begins with a legend of a of Brecon, Regulus of Radnor and Builtb." The “ William Bynnie." It is not stated what con- fourteenth in descent from Caradoc Vraich Vras



was one of the eight tributary princes who rowed doubtedly of Anglo-Saxon origin, the surname King Edgar down the Dee. This prince married occurring as early as 'Domesday Book' in the form the “ Princess ” Chrisly ap Meyric, ap Edwal.

of De Silva, and as De La Wodo in the Hundred Skinner (p. 1852). — The pedigree of the author Rolls.” Rather unstable premises from which to of Tullocbgorum' is almost certainly false. Burke deduce the origin of a family. ERNEST Axon. states that his grandfather was Robert Skinner,

Heaton Moor, Bishop of Oxford. The Rev. William Walker, in his life of John Skinner of Linsbart,' was quite THE WREN CHURCHES OF LONDON. unaware of this descent. So long a time elapsed It is much to be lamented that Bishop Tate ever between the birth (1590) of the Bishop and that took the step he hazarded on utility lines, of pull(1721) of his alleged grandson, that on that account ing down and desecrating the City churches, seeing only the pedigree might be looked on as doubtful, how large a portion of them consisted of the work and it is very uplikely that a bishop's son would of one man, and he the architect of greatest figure become a Presbyterian schoolmaster in a poor in our nation-a man of European reputation, district of Scotland.

whose church in Walbrook for its interior, and Smith - Carington (p. 1859). — Is there any whose church in Cheapside for its steeple, have authority for connecting the Smith family with the brought the best constructors of the Continent to ancient Caringtons? There does not seen any good our shores to see, of their own knowledge, how reason why John Carington's temporary disguise those islanders in the dark Hyperborean can make of Smith should have been perpetuated by his de- living stones into temples, and temples into flowers condants. This John Carington, alias Smith, was to ornament the highways of black Babylon, and born 1374 and died 1446. His son, Hugh Smitb, preach “sermons in stones," whence Beauty, if not died 1485, leaving a son Sir John, died 1547. The Wisdom, crieth aloud to the passer by in the street generations are suspiciously long.

below. Architecture that is noble has a use apperSmythe (p. 1876).-" There is every reason to taining to it that has perhaps never yet been suffibelieve that the family of Smythe became settled ciently insisted on : it is the cheapest and most at Hilton at a remote period; but as the Court Rolls effective art instructor that can be devised. If extend only as far back as 1327, temp. Edward II., there were more of such beautiful objects in our there is no documentary proof of the fact beyond a streets, schools for art culture would be largely charter granted by Edward I.” The actual pedigree superseded, and national improvement make rapid here given begins in the last century !

strides by the perpetual though unconscious play Sneyd (p. 1878).—The descent of this family is of the eye over the symmetry of exquisite forms shown in great detail from “Eadulf vel Eadwulf, strewn thickly in main thoroughfares. No galleries son of Ordgar, ealdormon of the Defnsoetas." Al- of sculpture, paintings, or engravings, however though the family is pretended to bave been a numerous, could well exercise upon the general popu. landed one, there is not a single knight between lation a tithe of the good effect that fine external the Conquest and the sixteenth century.

street architecture must do. Nothing teaches Sneyd-Kynnersley (p. 1881).-This pedigree the fitness of things like building when stamped begins with a quotation from an old pedigree. by noble genius. Solid form ou a large scale well According to thisthe Kyonersleys bad Kyonardsley bandled is practicalness in epitome, and the severity Castle at the time of the Conquest, they had also a of ornamentation, that a consummate master retisurname, and the head of the family was “ by title cently introduces, is a bequeatbal for all time to a knight (if any knights were before the Conquest).” | men of sensitive apperception who meet it in their

Stevenson (p. 1921).—R. A. Stevenson married daily round. It is that itinua és ácè, as the happy “Margery Frissel (originally the name was Fraser), Greek puts it, that possession in mortmain, that of Scottish and French ancestry, of whom Pierre never grows old, and after the thousandth round is Fraser, Seigneur de Froile, came to Scotland with worshipped the more thankfully by the capable the ambassadors of Charlemagne, in the year 807. beholder. Charles Fraser, an ancestor of Lord Lovat, was External architecture is, of course, for this educaThane of Mann in 814.” Do the editors of Burke tional purpose more available and promotive than really suppose that surnames were used in the internal developments, however fine, can be. If ninth century ?

there were a few more things like the campaniles of Swettenham (p. 1962). — “The Swettenhams of St. Paul's, and the plus quam perfection of a steeple Swettenham, always a family of high position such as that of Bow Church yields us in the stoneamong the Cheshire gentry, preserved å male suc. crop of our streets, who can doubt but that we should cession from the Saxon times." The pedigree have many more men of æsthetic appreciation than given shows that the estates have several times we now possess ? The cheapness of the thing, if to passed to heiresses.

be had at all, is an accompanying wonder. First of Wood (p. 2260). —"According to Lower’s ‘Patro- all you build a something that is wanted by civic bymica Britannica,' the Wood families are un- arrangement, and then, if you can find a man of

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genius to throw you in that mystical thing beauty, by Churchmen who allow or perpetrate further you get it actually for nothing, and it stands there removals. Shall bishops disestablish the church for ever, as a mountain does in nature, a glory in fabric to aid inimical politicians in disestablishing the sun, and the sum-total of every day life. the Church itself?

C. A. WARD. No architect in the world has ever bad such a

Chingford Hatch, chance of doing for a city what fell to be done by the hand of Wren. Very few could have met

CAPITAL LETTERS.—There is, I think, a noticeit with such abundant originality on such a stu- able decrease in the use of initial capitals. This is pendous scale. But Sir Christopher Wren was

not so marked in print as in manuscript; a large more stupendous even than ever was his oppor- proportion of the manuscript destined for the press tupity. He has left behind him proof that if depending for the distribution of capitals, stope, it had been required he could have easily thrown &c., upon the printer and the proof-corrector. off three times as much work, and it is probable

There are, for instance, many substantives which that it would have been still better than it is. For may or may not chance to be treated as "proper the variety of circumstances would have brought nouns when set up in type: ex. gr., a Meeting, an him new suggestion of variety, and the greater his Entertainment, the Event of the day, a Committee, restrictions the more were his ease of adjustment a Minister, an Archangel, a Popethe Pope, the and his originality made apparent, as in St. King are always treated as proper Nicholas Cole Abbey and St. Mary Aldermary. North, South, East, West not unfrequently retain Or take the steeple of St. Vedasť Foster, and their capitals when used as adjectives. observe the facility and mastery of the geometric

In the delightful letters of Edward Fitzgerald a mason manipulating the lower story concave to the curiously large proportion of the nouns have next convex or nearly circular scope, with a rigid initial capitals, and this applies no less to the later rectilinear spire surmounting all. He bas achieved than to the earlier letters. The following passage this without a discord. It is possibly the most is taken from what was probably the last letter he curiously skilful steeple in the world, as Bow is the wrote :most beautiful by far. Before pulling down any.

"I never see a new Picture, nor hear a note of Music thing of Wren's we ought to remember that, with except when I drum out some old Tune in Winter on an the exception of Inigo Jones, he is the only archi- with a handle to turn and a Monkey on the top of it.”

Organ which might almost be carried about the Streets tect of consummate power and taste who bas for the last three bundred years decorated London on

The custom of giving initial capitals to all any scale of importance. We should also bear in

nouns substantivo seems to have become pretty mind that all his pinnacled towers and pointed general towards the middle of the last century: steeples, jutting up above the houses into the air, their use of capitals, which they employ far more

French writers and printers vary but little in have (in each case) a special reason of their own for sparingly than we do. They give minuscules to being where they are, a special office to perform; they adjectives derived from proper nouns (français

, are grouped and planned with infallible instinct by anglais, parisien, &c.); they do not, as a rule; a master in such studies ; one elicits beauty from write the names of the days of the week and of the other, and all, as they mount in air, are meant, the months with capitals ; and such words as les as they cluster round it, to embellish the mighty curvatures of cupolated Paul's. Every steeple that croisades

, la renaissance, are not thus distinguished. the Bishop's blunder takes away kpocks, as it were, Nantes", but I think the majority of Frenchmen

Most Eoglishmen would write "the Edict of a hole through the sky picture carefully calculated would write " l'édit de Nantes. An educated by the consummate draughtsman with whom we have to do. This is simple madness on the part of letter ; but “rue de

Englishman rarely writes "street" in addressing a London. We can never restore it once it is de- by no means suggest to its recipient that the writer

on an envelope would stroyed, though we should seek it with repentance and in tears. We have now no breed of arcbitects

was illiterate. who can lift a building into ether symmetrically,

May not the tendency to use initial capitals that like his shall yield an eye-culture involuntary increasing prominence we are giving to the study

more and more sparingly be attributed to the and gratuitous. Before you pull down wait, in the of the French language ?

HENRY ATTWELL. name of common sense, until you at least are able to build up decently again a something else as good. Stand a little below St. Dunstan's in Fleet Street, CAREFULLY EDITED.”—By some accident I and catch in the afternoon sun the spit of St. am the possessor of a handsome gilt-edged volume, Martin's, Ludgate, piercing the mighty cupola with ornamental covers and passable illustrations, behind it, till you feel, as you quickly will, that which is stated to be "a reprint of the original it trebles the expanse and magnitude thereof by edition" of Scott's “Border Minstrelsy.' It is, of the startling contrast. You will not then dissent course, needless to enlarge upon the perils besetting from us who maintain that a crime is being done him that puts his trust in reprints, but it is always


relevant to investigate careful editing. This volume REVERENCE FOR THE DOVE IN Russia.—The comes from the eminent house of Messrs. Ward, following paragraph, from the Sporting Magazine Lock & Co., and a note at the end of the table of of January, 1825, is worth reproducing in ‘N. & Q.': contents states that it has “been carefully edited “Pigeons are rarely seen at the tables of the Russians, by Alex, Murray, 26th Dec., 1868.” It is, of who entertain a superstitious veneration for these birds, course, a long time since 1868, and it is possible because the Holy Ghost assumed the form of a dove. that, in the interim, Mr. Murray and his pub- food, and are often maintained with great care, at a con

They are therefore kept more for amusement than for lishers may have given fresh consideration to the siderable expense."— Vol. xxv. N.S., p. 307. work; but the fact remains that within the year

ASTARTE. this copy formed one of a fresh stock of new books, claiming distinction as one of 'Moxon's Popular PICKWICK.'—Everything which relates to Poets.' And it is a handsome and attractive ‘Pickwick' has great attraction for many of the volume, which one would gladly take up at such readers of 'N. & Q.' I therefore make no odd moments as are favourable for the perusal of apology for asking you to transfer the following one of the immortal ballads. It was in this way from the Church Times to your own pages, where that I thought of using my copy, and I recently it will be indexed for future use. It has been conbegan with the romance entitled (according to tributed to your contemporary by a gentleman who Scott) · The Lass of Lochroyan.' An example of writes under the pen name of “Peter Lombard” :careful editing occurs in the alteration of the title “I picked up one little bit of information about Pickto 'The Lass o' Locbryan,' few of Mr. Murray's wick' which appears to be quite genuine. Strolling up readers would be inclined to take objection to this, Abbeygate Street in the afternoon I turned into a shop to although it is quite unnecessary in the light of make a small purchase, and as the keeper appeared disScott's explicit introduction. Wby Mr. Murray he told me that this was the house in which Bishop Tom

posed for conversation I sat down and joined in. First should have been careful to omit Scott's note on line was born. Though I am not an enthusiastic admirer Dr. Wolcott, illustrative of the last sentence of the of that prelate, I was interested because of his connexion introduction, is more difficult to comprebend. In with Winchester, a city very dear to me, so I heard what the sixth stanza, however, of the balsad itself one

little my new acquaintance had to tell me. Then he

went on to say that his father was for some years prois brought completely to a stand. This is how the prietor of the Great White Horse at Ipswich. I was on story goes according to Mr. Alex. Murray : the alert in a moment. It was there,' I said, 'that Mr. Syne she's gar'd, built a bonny boat,

Pickwick went after Jingle, after leaving Bury.' • It To sail the salt, salt sea.

' And it is quite clear,' I went on, 'that for

some reason Dickens did not like the White Horse, for On turning to Scott, to see whether he could be he slates it right and left.' . Dickens,' was the reply, did capable of passing such nonsense, this is what we his best to ruin the house, but he really made its fortune. find :

Hundreds of people have been there to see it after reading Syne she's gar'd build a bonny boat,

about it. But I can tell you a curious thing about it. It To sail the salt, salt sea.

was Dickens's own mistake about going into the wrong

bedroom. There is a sort of triangle on the top of the That is, she has ordered (boat-builders to) build staire, and there are two doors just alike, and he went in a bonny boat. The reading presents no difficulty where some people were in bed, and they roared out at whatever until after it has been carefully edited, him and he bolted all in confusion.' He went on to tell me and then it is as tough as an obscurity of “Sor- 1 that it is No. 16. That same evening in the coffeedello.' It is possible to unravel, as a rule, the room of the Angel we met a party, one member of which tangled confusion of a bald and blundering reprint, was known to me as a literary character, and he told us but it is not always so easy to grapple with upin that they had just come from Ipswich, and that they had telligent editing, especially when it has been been to the Great White Horse, and he had slept in Mr.

Pickwick's room. “Number sixteen?' said İ. The very carefully done. Several other emendations very one,' was the answer. Of course, after that, I read throughout this ballad do not destroy the sense, to my little party that same evening the adventure with but they were uncalled for. “Yo'er” for ye're the middle-aged lady with the curl papers, and most ex: may be a misprint; but "yett” for yate, “deid ” hilarating was the laughter wbich it produced.”—Church for dead, “dee” for die, and a comma for Scott's Times, April 6, p. 362. mark of exclamation need not have been intro

K. P. D. E. duced. Shall we say, Ab uno disce omnes; and A PIONEER NEWSPAPER: THE 'NORTHAMPTON conclude that if one ballad in this reprint pre. MERCURY.'— sents such various notes of offence, the accumu “Wednesday last was May 2nd. On May 2nd, 1720, lated mass of error would be of an overwhelming the first number of the Northampton Mercury was pub. character? While not unduly pressing this point, lished, with the imprimatur of R. Raikes and W. Dicey, I think there is no rashness in saying that the near All Saints' Church.' Wednesday last was, therecondition in which the one ballad has been found fore, the one hundred and seventy-fourth anniversary of

the birth of this journal. The Northamplon Mercury is enough to stir an alert suspicion regarding the has happily attained an age which very few newspapers others.

THOMAS BAYNE. in the world can boast...... To-day begins the one hundred Helensburgb, N.B.

and seventy-fifth yearly volume of this journal, and the

was, sir.'

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