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The big round tears run down his dappled face. he says, seems to employ the word as an equivaThis is an imitation of Shakspeare in 'As You lent to gimcrack. I would suggest that the word Like It':
should be written "jimjams," and I believe such a The big round tears
word is actually in use in the United States to deCoursed one another down his innocent noge. note d. t. In this form it ranges with knick-knacks, In 'The Castle of Indolence' he has these lines : “ auld knick-koackets," and many other trivial You cannot shut the windows of the sky,
words formed by reduplication. Through which Aurora shows her brightening face.
JAMES HOOPER. Three very eminent poets have produced the idea
Norwich, before him :
A DEVONSHIRE Mar Costom.-The West of Her looks were like beams of the morning sun, Forth-looking through the windows of the East.
England papers are full with accounts of a sad Spenser's 'Colin Clout's come Home Again.'
accident arising from the custom at Loddiswell, Madam, an hour before the worshipt sun
near Kingsbridge, Peered forth the golden window of the East, “of throwing water on May 1, at horses' legs, which
Sbakspeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' resulted in the death of Dr. Twining, who, when driving Ere the blabbing eastern scout,
with a friend, was thrown out of his carriage through his The nice morn on the Indian steep
horse taking fright at the treatment it received."
According to the evidence of this friend, -
“They left Loddiswell about a quarter to nine in the Thomson in the idea, though not in the expres- evening, and had just got clear of the village when somesion, seems to come nearest to Milton, who himself one throw water from the top of a high bank. The horse was remembering two passages of Shakspeare, not but before they got ten yards a great deal more water
started forward, and the coachman tried to hold him, only the one quoted above, but also that in was thrown. The horse at once bolted, and got entirely 'Henry VI., concerning the blabbing day.' There out of control.” is also something similar to these ideas in Fletcher's
L. L. K. 'Faithful Shepherdess.'
S. T. COLERIDGE.—There was sold at Sotheby's The following parallels between Thomson and on June 14, 1870 (Manners Collection) a letter other poets may also be noted :
of Coleridge to John Fellows, dated « TewkesAs thikke as motes in the Sonne beme.
bury, July 28, 1796." It was bought by Mr. Chaucer, Wif of Batbos Tale.'
Waller. Should this meet the eye of its present As thick and numberlegg As the gay motes that people the sun-beams.
possessor, I should feel very grateful if he would
St. Leonards-on Sea.
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.—The following small If Thomson imitates others, he himself has been items will serve as corrections and additions to the imitated :
notices of the undermentioned worthies in the Or ruminate in the contiguous shade.
recently issued volume of the 'Dict. Nat. Biog.' Cowper has borrowed this image ::
Major-General Sir Edward Massey did not "take
his seat as member for Gloucester in July, 1646." Some boundless contiguity of shade.
• Task,' Book 2.
He was elected for Wotton Basset, in Wiltsbire, on Dr. Johnson censured Gray for using the word June 18, 1646, for which he took his seat apmany-twinkling,' but he failed to notice that Gray to the Solemn League and Covenant. As one of the
parently on Aug. 26 following, when he subscribed was only reproducing a word, that Thomson had Presbyterian "Eleven” he was expelled the House used already in his “Spring.. Lines 342-351 of in December, 1648, and did not sit again until the 'Summer' may be compared with the lines of Green Convention Parliament of 1660, to whicb, and also and Gray to which I referred in my note on Gray; to its successor in 1661, he was, as correctly stated, Perhaps in that note I extolled Gray too highly and
returned as M.P. for Gloucester. depreciated Green too much. Thomson's poem
Serjeant John Maynard did not “sit for Beeralappeared before those of Green and Gray.
ston, Devonshire, in the Convention Parliament"
of 1660. He represented Exeter. The following “JYMIAMS."— Thomas Nash, ridiculing the is, I think, the full list of the Parliamentary returns antiquaries in Pierce Penniless's Supplication of this ultimately octogenarian member. He was to the Devill,' 1592 (Shakespeare Society, 1842, elected by both Totness and Newport to the Short p. 30), says, a thousand jymiams and toyes have and Long Parliaments of 1640, upon each occasion they in theyr chambers "; and Mr. Payne Collier, preferring Totness, until secluded in 1648. Plyin a note, remarks, "I do not recollect the word mouth, 1656-58. Elected by three constituencos jymiam to have occurred in any other writer," in 1659, namely, Beeralston, Camelford, and Newand goes on to refer to gimmal and jemmy. Nash, town, I. W., and sat for Newtown. Returned by
Plymouth and Exeter in 1660, and preferred Exeter, bas not, I think, been hitherto recorded, and may Beoralston, 1661-78. Elected by Beeralson and be added to Dr. Ferriar's indictment. In TrisPlymouth (preferred Plymouth) 1678-9. Sat for tram Shandy,' vol. i. chap. xii., is the following Plymouth in 1979-81 and 1681. Beeralston 1685- | well-known passage :1687. Elected by Plymouth and Beeralston (sat for “When, to gratify a private appetite, it is once rePlymouth), 1689-90. Plymouth, 1690, till decease solved upon that an innocent and a helpless creature shall in October
of the same year. Either he or his be sacrificed, 'tis an easy matter to pick up sticks enough namesake, John Maynard, of Essex, was M.P. for from any thicket where it has strayed, to make a fire to
offer it up with." Chippenbam 1624-5 and 1625.
In the Introduction to 'Baconiana,' London, Sir Philip Meadows, Junior, was M.P. for Tregony 1698-1700. Truro, 1702–1705. Tregony,
1679, T. T. (i. e. Dr. Thomas Tenison), in com1705–1708. Although he lived until 1757 he seems ment on Bacon's words to King James " I wish that not to have songht further Parliamentary honours. as I am the first so I may be the last of sacrifices in
Sir Walter Mildmay, Elizabeth's Chancellor of your times," writes as follows (page 16):the Exchequer, was returned to at least two Parlia. “And when from private Appetite, it is resolv'd that ments before his election for Malden in 1553. He a Creature shall be sacrificed; it is easie to pick up sticks sat for Lostwithiel in 1545–47, and for Lowes in made a Fire to offer it with.”
enough, from any Thicket whither it hath straied, to 1547–52. His son, Sir Anthony Mildmay, also sat
There could not be a more audacious example of in one Parliament, being M.P. for Wiltshire in
C. M. TENISON. 1584-85.
W. D. PINK.
Hobart. AN ANACHRONISM.–Subjoined is a cutting from TRIPLETS ATTAINING THEIR MAJORITY.--The a second-hand bookseller's catalogue published this following cutting-taken from the Birmingham month : " Aristotle on the American Constitution, Daily Post of Nov. 14, 1893, but mislaid until translated by Kenyon.”
Dow—seems remarkable enough to deserve pre
servation in ' N. & Q.':“IN APPLE-PIE ORDER."-As several of your correspondents have lately referred to "an apple-celebrated at Whitnash, near Leamington, yesterday.
“Coming-of-age festivities of a remarkable kind were pie bed
as one in disorder, it may, perhaps, be Twenty-one years ago the wife of a cattleman, the curious to note the opposite sense of the words mother of thirteen children in all, gave birth to triplets. when employed as above, i. e., I have made overy- All three lived, and yesterday attained their
majority. thing tidy ; put everything into "apple-pie order." The medical authorities who have been consulted state
that a case of triplets reaching the age of twenty-one is R. B.
unprecedented in England.” Upton.
R. HUDSON. MERKS, BISHOP. OF CARLISLE. (See 4th S. vii WISE WOMEN IN NORFOLK.'—Under this 85, 190.) – There is in my collection of pamphlets heading, in the Diss Express, March 23, there is a a speech of this bishop, alleged to have been made letter from a Mr. W. H. Berry, of Kenninghall, in defence of bis fallen master, Richard II., in the sent to a Norwich contemporary, in which the first Parliament of Henry IV. It is a small quarto, following passage occurs :of four leaves, without pagination, and looks of “ About two years ago, on a calm Sabbath noon, a fire date about the middle of the seventeenth century. was seen smouldering in the midst of a cottage garden There is no subjective evidence of date of printing at South Lopham, and the fumes from the
smoke are except what may be gathered from the title-page, the fact was elicited that an old lady was engaged in which is as follows :
'burning a witch.' Two days afterwards I saw the old “ A pious and learned Speech delivered in the High dame and spoke to her about the event. She then told Court of Parliament, 1 H. 4, by Thomas Mercks then me that ber neighbour had bewitcbed her bens, and that Bishop of Carlile, wherein hee gravely and judiciously she had been told by a woman-she wouldn't give her declares his opinion concerning the Question, Wbat name—to burn one of the fowls on a Sunday at noon should be done with the deposed King Richard the and she would have no more trouble.” Second? London, printed for N. V, and J. B."
F. O. BIRKBECK TERRY. It should be mentioned that above the imprint there is a device with the motto “ veritas viressit
"TAE IMITATION OF CARIST.' – Mr. Percy vulnere" in the legend, and with a representa- Fitzgerald, writing in the Month for May, quotes tion of the expulsion of Adam from Paradise (as the saying of Dr. Johnson that this work *" had I take it) on the field. I am very anxious to know been printed in one language or other as many the date when this pamphlet was printed.
times as there have been months since it first came JAMES WILSON.
out” (p. 117). This, we are told, has been exclaimed Dalston Vicarage, Carliele.
against as wild exaggeration, but Mr. Fitzgerald
shows that Johnson understated the fact. There STERNE'S PLAGIARISMS: ‘BACONIANA.'-The fol- are, it seems, upwards of six thousand editions lowing instance of Sterne's unblushing "conveying" known to bibliographers. How many have perished
or have yet to be discovered no one can tell. Has either side, some tonsured, and a figure is seated a bibliography of the known editions and of the in a high chair, on a dais in the centre, in a red literature appertaining thereto ever been given to tight-fitting jerkin (?) and green light nether garthe world?
monts. A few people are pressing forward, with The strangest book relating to “The Imitation' looks of awe and astonishment, on the extreme that it has ever been my lot to encounter was pub- left. The sanguinary Sir John de Vargas was lished at the Hague thirty-four years ago by M. appointed president of the Bloody Council, which William de Constant Rebecque. It is entitled was established by Duke Alva of Spain, who pre* Appréciation positive de l'Imitation de Jésus sided until he appointed Vargas. To what does Christ, ou de l'Assimilation à l'Humanité.' There the picture refer?
E. R. is a copy of this work in the London Library.
K. P. D. E. HAYMARKET.— With regard to the search I have
been making concerning my family history, how
could I obtain the name of the ground landlord of Queries,
the property which adjoined the Opera House in We must request correspondents desiring information the Haymaket? The Opera House was destroyed on family matters of only private interest to affix their by fire in 1789, and I believe it was part of the dames and addresses to their queries, in order that the same property. This information is wanted to answers may be addressed to them direct.
determine the exact position of the business place
of my ancestor Joseph Hill in the Haymarket. Sussex COURT ROLLS. — Can any of your
ARTHUR F. HILL. readers give me information as to the present 38, New Bond Street, W. possessor of the ancient Court Rolls of the manor of Ote Hall, otherwise Hot-ball or What-all, a
“The King's Head."—When was this siga subinfeudation of the manor of Withdean Caylif, first used for ions ? Was it in consequence of the in Sussex? Sir Wm. Burrell, in his MSS., mentions beheading of King Charles I. ; or is there any baving seen and examined them, since which time notice of it at an earlier date ? In case the latter I have been unable to trace them.
can be proved, what was its origin ? P. S. GODMAN.
W. E. LAYTON, F.S.A.
ROLLAND.—Is there any record of the marriage “Homer was the first inventor of the art which hath of a Miss Rolland (Christian name and place of so long lain dormant, of publishing by numbers; an art residence unknown) with George Haig, who was now brought to such perfection, that even dictionaries born at Alloa in 1712? He went to South Caroare divided and exhibited piecemeal to the public; nay, lina, and married Elizabeth Watson, of St. John's one bookseller hath (to encourage learning and ease the parish there, in 1742. public) contrived to give them a dictionary in this divided
(Mrs.) A. STUART. mander for only fifteen shillings more than it would
19, Regent Terrace, Edinburgh. nave cost entiro."-Fielding, Joseph Andrews,' bk. ii. cb. i., vol. i. p. 84 (ed. 1893).
“MORPHIL." — What is the meaning of this To what dictionary does Fielding allude ?
word ? It is not to be found in Littré, Tarver, or A. L. MAYHEW.
ordinary French dictionaries. It occurs in an Oxford,
early poem by Léon Gozlan, L'Ennui du Sultan,'
contributed about 1830 to 'Le Keepsake AmeriISABELLA OF FRANCE.—I shall be grateful to cain,' an annual conducted by the engraver Galany reader of 'N. & Q.' who will kindly explain adon. Here is the context : which Isabella of France gave her name to a
Les almées à travers leur voile, peculiar yellow colour.
G. L. S.
En voyant ton mâle profil,
Disent tes dents de pur morphil, “Pin."—When I order a small cask of ale, it is
Et ton vil si doux une étoile. charged in the bill as one pio." I thought that It may be an Arabic word, from the vocabulary of probably the word was a provincialism; but in the author of · Les Orientales' or 'Lalla Rookh.' Goldsmith's 'Almanack’ it appears at the head of
J. H. beer measure, meaning four gallons and a half, Willesden Green, and it bas so appeared for the last twenty-five years. Whitaker takes no notice of “pin.” What
RIDING OF ECCLESIASTICS.-In 'S. P. Dom.' is the origin of the term ?
(ed. Gairdner), xiii. i. 1205, sub anno 1538, occurs
the following, from Edward, Bishop of Meath, to 'THE OATH OF VARGES.' - A friend has a Ant. St. Leger : "As my disease of stranguillion picture called “The Oath of Varges.' The oath is gets worse, I desire licence to ride on a pillion, if being sworn by a man in dark"velvet, with the I am to attend Parliament and the like as I have order of the Golden Fleece. Ecclesiastics are on done." Does this refer to a dispensation from
some article of the Canon Law as to the riding of 'MACBETH.'- Can
reader of N. & Q.' tell ecclesiastics? I presume the dispensation was me where an article on the Third Murderer in asked for under the Act of 1534, 25 Hen. VIII., Macbeth, written within the last few years, is to c. 21. Will some one give me the reference to the be found? Nothing later than the discuesion in Canon Law ?
I. S. LEADAM. 'N. & Q.' in 1869 is quoted by Mr. FURNESS ; “To GRIDE.
but I am under the impression that some one has In that division of 'In Me. moriam' which has successively taken its place as sonage with the requirements of stage craft in
attempted since to connect this unexplained percv.," “ cvi.," and "cvii.," without change of text, Shakspeare's day. R. F. CHOLMELEY. Tennyson describes a February storm which blew The High House, Brook Green. without, while his dead friend's birthday was being kept within, “with festal cheer." The fierce NAMES OF OLYMPIC VICTORS.-In L'Art de blast of north and east" shakes
Vérifier les Dates,' vol. iii. pp. 172-227, I find in the wood which grides and clange
their order the names of the victors who gave name Its leafless ribs and iron horns
each to his Olympiad. But one would like to Together,
know from what source this list was drawn up. I have not elsewhere seen grides used in this sense, In the Parian or Arundelian Chronicle in Boeckh, and after consulting Richardson and Skeat feel ii. 293, No. 2374, I find do Olympian names. somewhat doubtful whether it is one the word will Whence, then, did the Benedictines obtain their bear. But as no wise man lightly charges Tenny- Olympic table ?
JAMES D. BUTLER. son with inaccuracy, I submit the question to your
Madison, Wis., U.S. expert readers.
J. D. C.
SMEDLEY'S "FRANK FARLEIGH.' - In Low's TRANSLATION WANTED. - Will one of your
' English Catalogue,' Sonnenschein's 'Best Books,' readers take compassion on ignorance, and kindly work is spelt Frank Fairleigh. But in Allibono
and in most library catalogues, the title of this send to me direct a translation of the following: it is Farleigh, and on an edition published by which is inscribed round the bowl of a silver-gilt Messrs. Routledge the name appears as Fairleigh. spoon in my possession ?-"Froúkie en Douwe S.
Can Obbema Zyn [? Lyn)geboren de 13 Sep 1812."
any reader of 'N. & Q. give me Mr. SmedGILBERT H. F. VANE. loy's own mode of spelling this name?
A. COTGREAVE. High Ercall Vicarage, Wellington, Salop. “N.C.P.”—I have recently come into posses- common than to hear, even from well-educated
EVINBURGHEAN GRAMMAR.—Nothing is more sion of a book published
in 1726, by Thomas Edinburgh people, who would be incapable of any Lediard, N.C.P., Philos. Cult. The writer, was other solecism, a most atrocious use of the first well acquainted with German, as the book in question is an English-German grammar. May I
Who has not heard in ask you to tell me the signification of the letters ing?—“He told yoa and I,”. “ It will give much
Modern Athens expressions such as the followN.C.P., which follow the name? H. A. LEDIARD, M.D.
pleasure to my wife and I," &c. How can this
anomaly be accounted for ? PRUBIAB.- Victor Hugo, in 'Les Misérables,'
R. M. SPENCE, M.A. partie iv. livre i. chap. i., says that, after great Mange of Arbuthnott, N.B. convulsions, like the French Revolution and the
NOVEL OF 'DESMOND.-In Scott's Journal' wars of Napoleon,
(p. 156) I read : “In the evening (March 16, " La nation ne demande que lo repos; on n'a qu'une 1826), after dinner, read Mrs. Charlott Smith's soif, la paix; on n'a qu'une
ambition, être petit. Ce qui novel of Desmond, decidedly the worst of her ments, les grands hasards, les grandes aventures, les compositions.". The book was published in 1792, grands hommes, Dieu merci, on en a assez ou, on en a and a note refers the reader to vol. iv, of Scott's par-dessus la tête. On donnerait César pour Prusias et Miscellaneous Works' for criticisms of the Napoléon pour le roi d'Yvetot."
author's works. Can any one give me a description Who is Prusias—a real or fictitious character ? of the plot and the period of which it treats? I
JONATHAN BOUCHIER. am particularly anxious to learn both. EPISTOLARY CHRISTMAS GREETINGS.- When
J. B. S.
Manchester. did it first become the custom to wish “ A Merry Christmas” by letter? In James Howell's ' Fami DESCENDANTS OF FLORA MACDONALD.-This liar Letters' there is an instance : “Till then I heroine, by her husband Macdonald of Floddigarry, bid you farewell
, and, as the Season iovites me, 1 had a large family. I should be glad to learn wish you a Merry Christmas” (bk. i. sec. ii. something of their descendants, who, I believe, are letter x., 1622). Surely there are many earlier. widely spread at the present day. Should the
W. A. HENDERSON. information available on the subject exceed the
limits of N. & Q.,' private communications would AN EARLY POSTAL COVER.-I have a pamphlet be welcome. One of the daughters married Major of ninety-seven pages, by Rowland Hill, on Post MacLeod, and it is especially in this branch of Office reform, published by Charles Knight, 1837; the family that I am interested.
and on p. 93 he gives a description of a postal
W. F. PRIDEAUX, Jaipur, Rajputana.
“ The covers are manufactured upon a highly ingenious
plan of Mr. Dickinson's, the blue lines, which are, in PRINCE OF WALES, 1805.--I have a small fact, formed by silken threads enwoven in the texture of coloured print of George Augustus, Prince of the paper, being intended as a security against forgery." Wales, drawn by E. Scott, engraved by W. Evans, Inserted in the pamphlet is a specimen of the engraved from a drawing in the collection of the cover. It is nine inches by seven when open, Prince of Wales, and published by his Royal covered with buff chequered lines, an ornamental Highness's permission by W. Walker, 48, Albe- circle, with white centre, for the direction. There marle Street, Piccadilly, July 8, 1805. H. R. H. are four oval medallions on the circle, with “ Lonis in uniform. I should like to ascertain of what don District Post, V.R.” and crown on each. corps. The tunic is a light blue. R. J. F. One bas “One ounce one penny"; another, “ Not
exceeding one ounce.” There are ten blue threads DOMRÉMY.—Twice over in the potes to Lamar- at irregular distances passing through it. Can tine’s ‘Jeanne d'Arc,' in the Pitt Press series of any of your readers inform me if this cover was in University Local Examination Aids, does a careful general use; and is it uncommon? editor tell us that, at the request of La Pucelle,
Jas. B. MORRIS. her birthplace was set free bỹ Charles VII. from Eastbourne. any kind of impost. “This privilege was granted by the king in an Ordinance dated July 31, 1429, and confirmed by another in 1459. It continued
Beplies. in force for more than three centuries.” When
LAMB'S RESIDENCE AT DALSTON. and why was Domrémy delivered again into the
(8th S. iii. 88; v. 18, 114, 194, 477.) power of the tax-gatherers ? Am I right in thinking that Domrémy=Remichurch? I want to see
COL. PRIDEAUX's notice of my identification of a book on French place-names. St. SWITHIN. the site of Lamb's lodging-place at Dalston induces
me to remind such of your readers as are interested BATTLE OF NASEBY.-Can any one refer me to in the subject that the few remaining houses of a good bibliography of the above battle ? Kingsland Row (20 to 23, Market Row), being, as
MORRIS PAYNE, I believe, the property of the railway company, are 3, Forest Villas, South Woodford.
likely to disappear at any time sboald the ground
whereon they stand be required for extension purSIMON DE MONTFORT.—Where can I find the poses. They might meanwhile be photographed best account of the life and work of this greator sketched : an engraving of them would be an man? Has any monograph or separate biography interesting appendage to a future edition of the ever been published ?
W. FLETCHER. Essays.' Miss Pollard wrote to
months ago, saying that she intended to make a MONTCALM.—The Marquis Montcalm had issue pilgrimage to the place, and in reply I gave her by his wife, Angélique Louise Talon du Boulay, the names and addresses of old inhabitants who ten children, of whom two sons and four daughters might be able to describe Kingsland Row as it was only were in 1762 surviving. Can any one give before it fell a sacrifice to the railway navvy. One the names of these children, and say whether they of these persons is Mr. Peter Basham, bootmaker, have any existing descendants ?
who in 1860 (to choose a year for example) carried C. E. GILDERSOME-DICKINSON.
on business at la, Kingsland Row, according to Eden Bridge.
Kelly's London directory, and at 1[a], Market HERALDRY OF MATTHEW PARIS.-Does he give Row, according to the same publisher's suburban the correct coat of arms, as illustrated in the Rolls directory as well as according to Mr. Basham himSeries of his 'History of England.' He gives the self, but whose present address is 51, Stamford same shield—a lion rampant, with double tail—for Road, within two minutes' walk of his old abode, Wm. Mareschal, who died' 1219; Simon Mont- and immediately facing the shop of a rival cobbler fort, 1219; Earl of Arundel, 1221; Richard, Earl who owns the wonderfully apt name of Charles of Cornwall, 1225. In the original (according to Sowter. I have had a chat with Mr. Basham, the editor's notes) the colouring was different, whose acquaintance with the Row dates back Later on in the same work Matthew Paris gives to nearly fifty years, be having served his apprenticethe sons of the above the lion with ordinary tail.
ship to the “gentle craft" at a house therein; yet,
ARTHUR HUSSEY. strange to say, he has no recollection of the name Wingeham, near Dover.
Kingsland Row. “It has always," he says, been