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LONDON, SATURDAY, JULY 25, 1863.
Tom Thumb shall now be thrown away,
Such ill concerted artless lies,
Our British Youth shall now despise :
In thy Gigantick Works they'll find NOTES:- Children's Books, &c., 73 - Oliver Cromwell, 74 Something to please, and form the Mind.
Milton's unknown Poem, 75 - A further Note on the Coronation Oath, 76 – Inscriptions at Tenby - The Globe
“ Thy happy Talent, Friend, pursue ; Shakespeare - Playing Cards - Derivation of Brat and
In thy own way search London thro': Bogey, 78.
Conduct thy Lilliputians round, QUERIES:- Dates wanted, 78 — Baron de Berlaimont
Where any curious things are found. Dr. George Croly - Editions of Ducange - Ancient Greek What treasures in the Tow'r are laid, Manuscript of the Gospels - Hawaiian Alphabet - "The Are Here-as in a glass, display'd. Hotspur of Debate" - Ingulph's “ Chronicle" - Martin
To Gresham College next repair, de Asello - Medal of Cromwell - Memory: Roman and
And shew the Works of Nature there,
Or, on the Abbey cast thy Eye,
Where British Bards and Heroes lie 79.
Obscured in everlasting night,
Who, living, were the World's delight.
Thence may thy LITTLE READERS learn, REPLIES :-Mother Shipton, 83- The Comyns of Badenoch, That Grandeur's vain, of no concern;
84 - Jenifer, 86 - Heber's Missionary Hymn, 87 – The Monastery of Koenigssaal, Ib.- Lady Kilsyth, 88 - Vol.
Since Death, with his impartial sting, taire, 89 - Toby Jugs: the Sog, Dear Tom, this Brown Wounds both the beggar and the King. Jug" -"To my Nove" - Variation of Surnames Lu. ther's Autograph - Three Words of a Sort – Name of
“ Go on-May all thy Volumes please ! Lingard - Soiled Horse — "Tell them all they lie" - Rap
Be fill'd with Lectures such as these! pachini's Daughter - Low Side Windows - Buzwings – Meet with Reception from all Hands, John Snare's Writings on Velasquez - City of Lincoln
And live as long as Guild-hall stands! Misquotations - A Tombstone Emblem - Cigars, Segars
“ I am The Douglas Heart Greek Netto - Hour-glass in Pulpits — Kentish Folk-lore - Leggings - Passage in St.
“thy affectionate Friend, Luke - Phrase - Portraits of Mozart – Bradshawe, the
“ and Well-Wisher, Regicide Lancashire Song - Dow-gate or Down-gate,
“ A. Z.” London, &c., 90.
Then follows a long list of the little subscribers, Notes on Books, &c.
which would genealogically be very interesting
to reprint. I extract a few : Notes.
“ Miss Leny Brereton, 5 sets.
Master Tommy Bradbury of Hackney.
Miss Betsy Child.
Miss Anna Maria Chauncy. “CURIOSITIES OF THE TOWER OF LONDON."
Miss Jenny Du Cane. “ WESTMINSTER ABBEY."
Master Tommy Quin.
Miss Lucretia Wells. I have before me four curious little volumes,
Master Dicky Watts." printed in 1741 and 1742, for the use of children, which, I presume, are scarce enough to make it
Book 1. chap. i. tells about building of the worth while placing their titles and a few other Tower; chaps. ii. iii. and iv. of the lions, and particulars on record in “N. &Q.” In my opinion
other wild beasts, in the Tower : they are a much nicer kind of books for the use “ You first see a fine Maiden Lioness, which was a preof little ones than the books of silly nonsense and
sent from the Consul of Algiers : she is about fourteen gaudy pictures which are now in vogue. They
years old. Her name is Jenny." are all of the same size, viz. about two inches and In the history of the lions we read that a half in height, by two in breadth. The first is
“ The Lion often sleeps and snores with his eyes open, entitled :
and likewise with them shut. King James the first, “ Curiosities In the Tower of London. Vol. I. Printed
being minded to make trial of the nature and courage of for Tho. Boreman, Bookseller, near the two giants in
the Lion, and some other wild beasts, went to the Tower, Guildball, London. 1741. [Price 4d.],” pp. xxiv. 124,
attended by several of the Nobility, where he ordered a and a leaf of advertisements.
Lion and Lioness to be turned out of their dens; and a
Cock to be cast to them, wbich they presently killed, and The frontispiece is a little woodcut representing sucked its blood. Next a Lamb was ordered to be put to the White Tower, and there are several others
them, which the Lions out of their generosity never in the volume of the beasts and birds in the
offered to touch, altho' it was so bold as to go close to Tower. After the title come some verses, “To
them.” the Author of the Curiosities in the Tower of Then follow more astonishing stories of the London," which I think are worth reprinting :
lions and their performances before King James, « Too rigid Precepts often fail,
the queen, and prince, very wonderful, but too Where short amusing Tales prevail.
long for insertion here. That Author, doubtless aims aright,
Book 11. chap. i., Introduction, gives an account Who joins Instruction with delight.
of the fees to be paid. Chap. ii. Of the invin
cible Spanish Armada, with a woodcut of it. tombs. John Conduitt's forms the frontispiece to Chap. iii. Of the arms, &c., and other curiosities. Vol. II. At the end, among the advertisements,
Vol. II. has a cut of the regalia as frontis- are advertised two volumes of The History of the piece; and, like the other, is priced 4d. There is Cathedral Church of St. Paul, making the number a continuation of the subscribers' names, amongst of these “Gigantick Histories" eight. Are they which are :
rare, or of any value, as specimens of the baby “ Miss Molly Churchil.
literature of our great grandfathers ? Master Thoppy Cibber, for self and papa but one set.
GEORGE W. MARSHALL.
The Exhibition of Portraits at the South Ken-
sington Museum, embracing the family portraits Chaps. i.-iv. contain an account of the armory columns of The Times three letters from corre
of Oliver from Chequers, has entailed upon the and the regalia. Then a poetical account of Col. Blood stealing the regalia, which ends with :
It may not be deemed inopportune if I notice, “ The King, sore frighten'd at that time, Not only pardon'd the bold Crime,
through your useful publication, some omissions But what is monstrous to declare,
and discrepancies in those letters. Gave Blood five hundred Pounds a year."
Taking these seriatim, that on April 22 comes Chap. v. Of the Line, Batteries, &c. Woodcut first. The descent from Oliver to Thomas is cor
but the statement would make it appear of the Devil upon Duty," and poetical account that there was but one lineal line of descent—that of the Devil's Battery, and how it acquired that through Thomas by his second wife-for no men
tion is made of the line by the first wife. Chaps. vi. and vii. Of the White Tower, and of the ceremony of opening and shutting the gates ing married twice – first, to Frances, daughter of
Thomas was born in 1699, and died 1748, havof the Tower; and so end these amusing little John Tidman, by whom he had three sons and volumes.
two daughters, one of whom only survived to be In the advertisement page above referred to another of this series, which I have not seen, is married, an event which took place in 1753 to
John Field, of an old Hertfordshire family. mentioned as
Secondly, he (Thomas) married Mary, daughter of “ Just Publishid, Price fourpence. The History of Richard Skinner, and had three sons and three the two famous Giants and other Curiosities in Guild daughters; his son Oliver only survived, and marnear the two Giants in Guildhall
. Where 'may be had, ried Mary, daughter of Morgan Morse ; and thus of the same Size and Price, the Second Gigantick Volume, it is clear that the wife of John Field and the which compleats the History of Guildhall : To which is last-mentioned Oliver are half-brother and sister, added, a particular account of the whole procession of my and equally allied to the Protector as great-greatLord Mayor's Shew.”
great grandchildren, the succeeding generations The History of Westminster Abbey is contained bearing equal positions. Thus: in two volumes, in every respect similar to the
Oliver Cromwell. preceding, and dated 1742. Vol. I. has a cut of
! Westminster Abbey as a frontispiece, then a short
Henry, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. poetical piece signed “A. Z.”; then the names of
Henry, the Major in the army. the subscribers, among which occur:“ Master Tommy D'oyly of Rendlesham in Suffolk. 1. Frances Tidman = Thomas 2. Mary Skinner. Miss Anne Duval, daughter to Rev. Mr. Duval.
1 Master Richard Gough. [This was, I believe, the Anne,
Oliver, celebrated antiquary.]
only surviving child, only surviving child, The Honourable Master Frederick Kappel.
married John Field.
married Mary Morse. Hon. Lady Mary Kappel [and two others of same
Oliveria, married Mary Pryer.
married Thomas ArThe list of subscribers is followed by twenty-nine
timadorus Russell. accounts of monuments, most of them giving the inscriptions at full length, beginning with Dryden
Several Russells. and ending with Sir Cloudesly Shovel.
As to the family property and curiosities, priVol. II. has also a list of subscribers, and brings mogeniture had but little weight in the case, for the number of monuments to sixty-two-the last the child by the first marriage and her descendants, being that of Col. James Bringfield. Both volumes the Fields, had but a very small share of the are interspersed with woodcuts of some of the Cromwell property—the lion's share falling into