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Arabic, therefore, " she who will bring forth " | From the Historical Register for 1720, vol. v. would be represented by the feminine participle p. 8, of “Chronological Diary,” it appears that the Alūtăwălădătūn, contracted Mŭtvălădătìn, or book was burnt on the following day by the comMūtvălădăhăn, which is nearly = in sound to mon hangman in Palace Yard, and before the Mutfaladahun = Mutfaladun by contraction when Royal Exchange; and that Joseph Hall, Esq., pronounced rapidly. This last word strongly re- the author, was removed from his office of serjeantsembles Matfelon if the first a is pronounced as at-arms, Edward Horner, Esq., being appointed the last a in the word Romans. (The t in the | in his place. word Mutawaladatun is in fact an h, according to Can any reader of “N. & Q." tell me whether the Arabic Grammar). When we consider that | Hall was prosecuted by the attorney-general; if so, the d is often changed into th, and in the course when, and what was the result ? of ages may be corruptly elided in pronunciation, | E. Smith, whose name appeared on the titleI think it not improbable that the word Matfelon page, having denied all knowledge of the book, may=Matfaladon. Can any correspondent assist the Committee investigated the fact, and reported or refute my conjecture ? Was there any con- “That by the printer's acknowledgement it seems nection between this parish and Chartres ? Was to be a very common thing for those of that emthere any image or picture of the B. V. M. at ployment to put the names of persons to pamWhitechapel or the adjoining Spital of St. Mary, phlets who have no concern therein, and that it is which resembled that in France ? The Holy an arbitrary practice in printers.” Virgin is generally represented not as alone, but as carrying her divine son. Are there any examples in England to be found wherein she is
APSLEY : STRICKLAND: WYNNE.—Mrs. Hutchrepresented not as actual, but as predestinated
inson, the wife of Col. Hutchinson, of the Parlia
J. R. mother? St. Mary's, Great Ilford.
mentary army, was a daughter of Sir Allen Apsley and his wife, a daughter of Sir John St. John. A connection is said to exist been Mrs. Hutchin
son's family and the Stricklands of Boynton, co. HIGGS, HALL, AND WATERLAND.
York, and the Wynnes of Nostell, co. York. I On February 12, 1719-20, a complaint was made
shall be obliged if any one will give information to the House of Lords of a printed pamphlet, en
on this point.
H. D. titled
BELLS OF SPAIN. - There is a large bell with a “A Sober Reply to Mr. Higgs's Merry Arguments
| piece cut out of the side (through which the rope from the Light of Nature for the Tritheistic Doctrine of was passed to attach to the clapper, it is said), the Trinity; with a Postscript relating to the Reverend | which hangs in the belfry of one of the cathedrals Doctor Waterland. London: Printed for E. Smith, 1720,” of Burgos, Toledo, Seville, or Cordova. In which and E. Smith was ordered to be attached, and a cathedral is it ?
C. M. Committee appointed to inquire after the author, BLACK MONDAY. - I find the following in St. printer, and publisher
Martin's churchwarden's accounts for the year On February 15, the Committee reported, among | 1562-3:other things, that the whole book was a mixture
" Itm. payd to the Ryngars on blakmonday at the
Im nove to of the most scandalous blasphemy, profaneness, commavndemente of mastur mere · · · viju.” and obscenity, and in a most daring and impious manner ridiculed the doctrine of the Trinity and
I know Mr. Halliwell's explanations of “Black
Monday.” But can any one tell me why the all revealed religion. That Thomas Warner in Paternoster Row was the publisher of the said
mayor of Leicester should order the bells to be
rung at the charge of the parish on that day? pamphlet; that William Wilkin in Little Britain, who voluntarily appeared before the Committee,
The day was clearly distinct from any of those owned himself to be the printer, and further
mentioned by Mr. Halliwell (Archaic Words).
T. North. owned that he did it in opposition to the doctrines
Leicester. in Mr. Higgs's book, to which this pamphlet is an answer, and that “ Joseph Hall, a gentleman, and
BLOWNORTON CLOCK.-Has Mr. Jeafferson any Serjeant-at-Arms to the King," was the author
foundation, in genuine folk lore, for what he says of the said pamphlet, the errors of the press and
| about this unclaimed piece of furniture in Live it some small variations excepted.
Down (vol. i. p. 88), 3rd edition, 1863 ? The House then ordered the book to be burnt
J. D. CAMPBELL. by the hands of the common hangman, and the | Country RESIDENCE. — For some time I have author, publisher, and printer to be prosecuted been seeking for a desirable place of residence. by the Attorney-General. See Lords' Journals, | It must combine at least four qualities - accessivols. xxi. pp. 229-231.
bility by rail from London, water for boating,
chalk or gravel soil, and last, though not least, JOHN DYON.-I am anxious to see a ballad that
Bottesford Manor, Brigg. trance of Dyrham Park (the seat of Capt. Trotter),
FLODDEN FIELD. — In an early genealogical near Barnet, there stands a handsome gateway ;
MS., probably compiled during the reign of consisting of a central arch, supported by pillars,
Charles II., I met with a notice of and flanked on either side by lodges.
“Robert Blounte of Eckington, 4 sonne of Sir Thomas
Blount of Kinlett, in Shropshire, Knight. This Robert This is said to have formed part of a structure
was Captaine of the Hallamshire Forces, about Sheffield, erected, strangely enough, to the memory of Crom- | in the Countie of York, at Flodden Field in Scotland in well in the neighbourhood of Red Lion Square, the Reigne of K. H. 8.” and to have been removed to its present position Are any Muster Rolls of the English army at about the middle of last century.
the battle of Flodden extant? Or is any detailed Although I have searched Maitland, and other English account of the battle in existence? Sir books of a similar character, I cannot find any | W. Scott says (notes to Marmion) :mention of such a monument; but perhaps some “See the only distinct detail of the Battle of Flodden of your antiquarian readers may have some in- in Pinkerton's History, book xi.; all former accounts formation on the subject; and, if so, I should be being full of blunders and inconsistency." glad to receive it either through the medium of
H. J. your pages, or by letter. Jos. HARGROVE.
KNIGHTHOOD. — Miles, Eques, Eques Auratus :
ancient history as having made a law against *Mr Thomas Dudley's Will, 1581, July 3rd, Ex. Reg. adultery, in which it was enacted that the offender Cur. Prærog. Cant. Mr Thomas Dudley, Alderman of should be punished with the loss of both eyes? this City, by Will charges all his Lands with the yearly
A. M. Payment of 51., to the Use and Behoof of the poor Chil. dren of Bablake for ever; and with the further Payment LUTHER.-I am at a loss to guess (and I think of 6s. 8d. for the Relief of Gosford Ward in the Pay- your readers in general would be glad to know), ment of the fifteenth, when the said Ward shall be
on what grounds H. B. C., in his catalogue of charged therewith. He appoints Bartholomew Tate.
doubtful books, has included Luther on the GalaEsq., and others, Feoffees; with full Power to destrain into any of his Lands, in Case the said 51. 6s. 8d. be not tians (see 3rd S. iii. 477) ?
MELETES. paid by equal Portions at the Feast of the Annunciation
MARY QUEEN OF Scots' LETTER TO QUEEN of the B. V. and St. Michael the Archangel. Edward Bradney, Mayor of Coventry, 1683.
ELIZABETI.— Walpole, in a letter to Gray, dated Mr Edward Bradney, Draper and Alderman in 1678. February 16, 1759 (vol. iii. p. 209), ed. CunningThomas Dudley, Drapers Company, 1672.
ham, says, John Basnet, 1675, 10£s Loan Money.
“I wanted to ask you whether you, or anybody that Thomas Dudley, 1675, 10£s Loan Money. In 1684, M: Bradney was Mayor.
you believe in, believe in the Queen of Scots' letter to
Queen Elizabeth. If it is genuine I don't wonder she cut
her head off; but I think it must be some forgery that Alderman Bradney, Treasurer to the Loan Money,
was not made use of." April 5th, 1693.
This letter is printed in Murden's State Papers, Samuel Troughton, John Basnet, and William Story, p. 558, and I should be glad to know if any recent gave 10£ to the Loan Fund.
investigation into its authenticity or otherwise has Christopher Wale, 10£. In 1660, Mr Æmilian Holbeche paid to Alderman Bas
been made, and if so with what result? T. net for an Assignment of his Lease, in which were only MONUMENTAL BRASS.—At the sale of the effects 8 years to come, 130£."
of John Holmes, Esq., F.S.A., of East Retford, The Dudleys, Bradneys, Basnets, and Trough Notts, which took place on Oct. 27, 1841, a monu. tons, were all connected by marriage.
mental brass of a knight-crest a ram's head, set
JULIA R. BOCKETT. into a carved oak table top - was sold for 51. 155. Bradney, near Burghfield Bridge, Reading.
See Gent.'s Mag., 1842, p. 23. This fact is worth
8. D. zvith a
reproducing as a specimen of modern Vandalism. 17, 1863; or indicate the printed sources of such
the secretaries of the Evangelical Alliance:-In that disof Swift of Rotherhamn. In whose possession are
trict a Scotch colony has been established since 1430.
They were the remains of the Scottish Guard of Charles they now ?
| VII. of France, whom the Maid of Orleans brought to Bottesford Manor, Brigg.
Rheims to be crowned. The Duke de Henrichement, PIZARRO'S COAT OF ARMs. — When at Trujillo,
Constable of France, and commander of the Guard, settled
them on his lands; where for a time they were employed I saw on the house pointed out to travellers as
on the iron works, but afterwards turned their attention rmerly occupied by Pizarro, an escutcheon to agriculture. For four centuries they have kept diswith the conqueror's arms emblazoned thereon. tinct, without mingling with their neighbours, preserving It was surmounted by a small shield, with a banana their Scotch names with but slight variations, and also or cocoa nut-tree in its centre, and a bear (or
the tradition of their British origin. The Protestants of
that part of France relate that they have heard from more probably a pig, from Pizzaro having been a
their parents that these descendants of the Scotch, called swineherd) standing, one on either side of the
Foresters, were brought to the knowledge of the Gospel tree on their hind legs, and resting their fore legs by the preaching of Calvin, but that at the revocation of upon the upper part of the trunk of the tree. the Edict of Nantes they returned to the Romish Church. Can anyone fully explain this ?
The desire has been expressed that steps may be taken Prescott, in his Conquest of Peru, gives a lengthy
to reunite the links of connection with this country." description of the arms, but does not mention
J.D. CAMPBELL. this, though it appears (by the impression of the
50, Buccleuch Street, Glasgow. coat of arms on that book) to form part of the · SNUFF-BoxES PRESENTED BY QUEEN ANNE.arms.
C. M. Mr. Dennis Chirac, who lived at Paddington THE RISING IN THE NORTH. - Is there any re
House, Paddington, was jeweller to Queen Anne. ference to the names of the persons who were
Would it be possible to ascertain the names of the concerned in, or were executed on account of, the
generals to whom her majesty presented snuffrising in the north, temp. 2 Eliz,? In an old ge boxes with her portrait set in diainonds ? nealogical MS. of the time of Charles II. I find
AN OBLIGED CONSTANT READER. that
STAFFORD, MR. - Amongst the Lambeth MSS. “Rosamond, the eldest Daughter of the first Sir Peter 1 (604, fol. 9) is a holograph letter addressed by Sir Frechevile of Stavely, co. Derby, was first married to
| Robert Cecil to Sir George Carew, some time Bowes, who was executed in the rebellion in the North, Q. E.'s time. Her 2 husband was Ellis Markham of
| about February, 1600, soon after the latter was Dunham; lastly, she married to her 3 husband, George
| appointed Lord President of Munster. The letter Blount of Eckington, Esqro."
is undated, but it is endorsed as having been reIn the Memorials of the Rebellion of 1569 no ceived in March, 1600. Cecil commends to the mention whatever is to be found of the execution notice of Carew “ this young gentlemen, Mr. Stafof any one of the name of Bowes; but at p. 74, in
ford, in respect of his owne good meritt, and pertia letter from the Earl of Sussex to Sir W. Cecil, | culerly for the loue you beare to those freends of he writes :
bis for whose sake he is worthy to be extraordinarily “The evill counsellours be the persons named in my
regarded ;” and he goes on to say, he is “a genletters to her Majestie of the 30th of October, and all tleman to whom I do for diuers considerations were present at ther owtragiowse doings at Duresme, much desire to shew my affection." Among other saving Leonard Dacres, Roberte Bowes, and Capten reasons for his recommendation, he says: “ The Reade.”
gentleman bath chosen that Province (Munster) The editor says:
to serve in the rather from the affection he hath " The enumeration of Robert Bowes in the list of evil to be comanded by you;” and he adds, “you counsellors is evidently a mistake. Robert Bowes the shall do for one whose freend being both of place Sheriff, Brother to Sir George, was with him in Barnard
and quality will be apt to requite it." Castle; and little' Robert Bowes was employed on a mission of confidence and secrecy; and was on this very
Can any readers of “ N. &Q." assist me in idenday despatched by Sir G. Bowes to Captain Drury at | tifying this Mr. Stafford ? I am unable to find Berwick, for three hundred harquebusiers to repair to | any mention of him in the Irish State Papers of Barnard Castle.” — Bowes MS. vol. ii. p. 44.
the period in question. Is it possible that he was W. S.
Thomas Stafford, who, in 1633, published Pacata
Thomas Star Hallamshire.
Hibernia? The author is said (in Biog. Brit. A SCOTTISH COLONI IN FRANCE. — Can you, or art. “Carew") to have been Carew's natural son. any of your correspondents, kindly furnish me And in the preface to the Pacata, the author or with any further information regarding the an- | editor, as the case may be, says it was composed nexed paragraph, cut from a Glasgow Mail, June “by the direction and appoyntment of Carew, and
being left among his papers where it was found Philosophes in our national collection, all of which by the now publisher thereof, to whom they were agree in the name and orthography of Sedechias. bequeathed," &c.
For instance,Cecil's letter is inconsistent with the idea that! “ Sedechias fut philosophe le premier par qui de la the Mr. Stafford mentioned therein was any way voulente de dieu soy fut Receue et sapience entendue. connected with Carew, although it is quite pos- | Et Sedechias dit,” &c.-See Reg. MS. 19 A. viii. sible that an intimacy and friendship might have In 1450 an English translation, entitled The subsequently arisen, which led to the scandal to | Doctryne and Wysedom of the Wise Ancyent Phiwhich I have adverted. I shall be glad of any losophres, was made for the special use of Sir John information upon this subject. JOHN MACLEAN. Fastolffe by his son-in-law, Stephen Scrope. The Hammersmith.
only copy known (Harl. MS. 2266) unfortunately ALESSANDRO STRADELLA. — Can any of your wants the first leaf, but doubtless, like every other musical correspondents inform me the name of version, Scrope began with Sedechias. Lastly the cantata, by Alessandro Stradella, from which came the well-known Dictes and Sayings of the Dr. Crotch obtained one of his Specimens of | Philosophers, translated by Earl Rivers, and issued various Styles of Music. It is written in E minor, by Caxton in 1477, being the first instance of an
time, and is a three-part fugue. Any informa- | English book with the date of printing. Of this tion relative to Stradella and his compositions also there is a manuscript in the British Museum would be gratefully accepted. W. A. BOWSER. (Add. MS. 22718), which begins, like the followATTACK ON PRINCE OF WALES. — Can you in
ing extract from Caxton's first edition, with the
same name:form me where is to be found an account of an
“ Sedechias was the first Philosophir by whoom, through attack — whether by highwaymen or assassins, I
the wil and pleaser of oure Lorde God, Sapience was vncannot recollect— made upon George IV. when
derstande * * whiche Sedechias saide,” &c. Prince of Wales while in his carriage, in London or the outskirts, possibly in Piccadilly, in the end
I end as I began - Who was Sedechias ?
WILLIAM BLADES. of the last century ? Among the persons with the Prince was the Earl of Clermont. KAPPA. [We regret that we are unable to afford any satisfac
| tory answer to this inquiry. There was a Sedechias in TENBURY WELLS.—The inhabitants of the town the ninth century, physician to Louis le Débonnaire, who of Tenbury, in Worcestershire, have annexed the was also a great magician, and amused the court by cutterm “Wells” to the ancient appellation of that
ting off a man's hands and feet, swallowing him, and place, from the accidental discovery of a medicinal
then bringing him up again, alive and whole. Unfor
tunately, however, it does not appear that this talented spring a few years since. Is it not unusual to do
individual left anything in writing for the amusement or so, except to create a distinction with another instruction of posterity. In another Sedechias (Barplace ? - as at Tunbridge Wells and Malvern Abraham) we seem to come nearer the mark. He Wells. Neither Cheltenham or Leamington, both
wrote on the Sabbath, on the New Moon, and on other ancient parishes, adopt such a mode of distinguish
Mosaic matters. But as he did not flourish till about the
middle of the thirteenth century, we doubt whether he ing their springs of water, and both of compara
could have been the individual, of whom it was said an tively recent discovery.
hundred years after in the words cited by our correThos. E. WINNINGTON. spondent, that “primus fuit .... per quem lex precepta
fuit." Still it is not impossible, after all, that this might be the party intended; for we know very well that me
diæval records are not always very particular in their Queries with answers.
chronology.] WHO WAS SEDECHIAS? — The Dicta Moralia
BIBLICAL QUERIES : PROVERBS XXVI. 8.-1. Philosophorum, an anonymous Latin compilation,
| As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that made about 1350, professes to give a collection of
giveth honour to a fool. (Eng. Aut. Version.) the wisest sayings found in the writings of, oro
2. “O drooEGMEVEL * niboy è opevóórn, óuotós èOTI, &c. attributed to, the most renowned philosophers of
(LXX. Version.) all nations and eras. The philosopher whose
3. As the closing up of a precious stone in an name occurs first is thus introduced: —
| heape of stones, so is he, &c. (English Bible, Lon“ Sedechias primus fuit per què nutu dei lex precepta
don, 1590, Deputies of Christopher Barker.) fuit et sapia intellecta. Et dixit Sedechias," &c. - See
4. Sicut qui mittit lapidem in acervum merBrit. Mus., Add. MS. 16906, fol. 1.
curii, ita qui, &c. (Jerome's Version in Latin The celebrated provost of Paris, Guillaume de
Bibles of 1514, 1551, and the modern Vulgate.) Tignonville, who died in 1414, translated the
5. As he that casteth a stone into the heap of original into French, and this version became very
mercury, so is he, &c. (English translation of the popular, being found in every library of that pe
Vulgate.) riod of which the catalogues have been preserved.
* "Os detoderusósi, according to Liddell and Scott, should There are three copies of Les Dits Moraulx des be “ he who bindeth (a stone) to, not in (a sling.”)
Surely there is a mistake somewhere. We Watkins's Biographical Dictionaries. It is stated that find three translations: 1. LXX. opevðóvn, Aut.
whilst Burrow was in Calcutta, a Cashmirean, one of his Vers. "sling." 2. Eng: Bible, 1590, “ heap of
pupils who understood English, was translating Newton's stone." 3. Latin, "acervum mercurii;” Eng. / Tafazzul Husain in Lord Teignmouth's Memoirs of Sir
Principia into Persian! We do not find the name of Vulgate, “ heap of mercury.”
William Jones, 4to, 1804.] As I have no Hebrew Bible at hand, I am anxious to know the original word or phrase which
PASSAGE IN VALLANCEY. - Dr. Petrie, in his has thus been variously rendered; and I shall be work The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland glad to obtain information as to the grounds on
anterior to the Anglo-Norman Invasion, comprising which our Authorised Version was made to differ an Essay on the Origin and Uses of the Round from ancient versions claiming to have been trans- | Towers of Ireland, refers to Vallancey's Essay lated immediately from the Hebrew.
upon the Antiquity of the Irish Language, first CHESSBOROUGH.
published in 1772, and afterwards reprinted in the
Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis in 1781, and gives [As the ancient versions” differ in this instance
what appears to be a quotation from Vallancey, in among themselves, it was almost unavoidable that the rendering of our Authorised Version should be “made to
the following words :differ" from one or the other of them. On referring, “ The Irish Druids caused all fires to be extinguished however, to the Marginal Renderings of our English Bible, throughout the kingdom on the eve of May-day, and we think our correspondent will feel satisfied that our every house was obliged to light his fire from the Archtranslators had their eyes open, and that neither the ren druid's holy fire, kindled on some elevated place, for dering of 1590, nor that of the LXX., was overlooked by which they paid a tribute to the Druid. This exactly them. The Vulgate rendering was based upon a rabbi corresponds with Dr. Hyde's description of the Parsi or nical gloss, and we doubt if any one would now venture Guebri, descendants of the ancient Persians, who have, to maintain it.
says he, an annual fire in the temple, from whence they Learned men have tried their hands upon the passage kindle all the fires in their houses, which are previously in question, and have brought out meanings which tend extinguished, which makes a part of the revenues of their very little to its elucidation, though much to the display priests; and this was undoubtedly the use of the Round of their own acuteness. Wonderful exhibition of Aaron's Towers, so frequently to be met with in Ireland, and skill, when he manipulated the gold, and there came | which were certainly of Phænician construction.” out-a calf! We would submit, however, that the origi
Now in the copy of Vallancey's Essay which I nal words, 72.72 128 71793, are rendered about as have consulted at the British Museum, in an ediclosely and as literally as they could be rendered to be tion of 1772, I can neither find these words in intelligible, in the received translation—"as he that bindeth
form, nor anything which could be so construed. a stone in a sling." Surely the meaning of the verse is sufficiently obvions. Honour to a fool resembles a stone
L I should be glad, if either you, or any of your in a sling-it is thrown away. If our translators thought | readers, could throw any light upon this apparent fit to notice former renderings in the margin, this may discrepancy.
T. M. MAUNSELL. have been because they wished to show that while their
[Our correspondent's query is another proof of the confirst object was truth, they did not despise antiquity.]
venience, to save time and trouble, of stating the edition FLY-LEAF SCRIBBLINGS. — I have in my pos
of all works quoted. The second edition of Dr. Vallansession a copy of the second edition of Newton's
cey's Essay, 1781, contains considerable corrections and
additions, among others the passage quoted above, which Principia (published in 1713), which appears to
will be found only in the Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis, have belonged, at one time, to Sir William Jones, vol. ii. p. 285.] and was given in 1798 by Lady Jones, his widow, to her brother-in-law, C. William Sloper, Esq. |
ROYAL ARMS OF SPAIN.-Can anyone inform On the fly-leaf there is a memorandum in Sir
me of the full meaning of the motto, Plus ultra, William Jones's handwriting, to the following
and why it was assumed in the royal arms by the
Emperor Charles V. of Spain ? Murray, in his effect:“Burrow told me that he had seen in NEWTON'S
Hand-Book for Spain, edit. 1847, mentions it handwriting, opposite (in a list of mathematical books) to
slightly at p. 44 of section 1.
C. M. my father's SYNOPSIS, * Multum in parvo,' or some such
[The full phrase was “Ne plus ultra," in which form phrase: TAFAZZUL HUSAIN says BURROW told him the it was applied to two eminences at the entrance of the phrase was, ' An ocean in a pitcher.'”
Mediterranean, Calpe in Spain, Abyla in Africa, these
being regarded as the boundaries of the exploits of HerWilliam Jones, Sir William's father, a mathe
cules, also as the conventional limits (in that direction) of matician of some eminence, was the author of a the old world. But Charles V. having inherited not only work entitled, Synopsis Palmariorum Matheseos, the Crowns of Arragon and Castile, but their vast transwhich appeared in *1708. Who was Burrow? atlantic dependencies, it was then thought fitting to reWho was Tafuzzul Husain? P. S. CAREY.
move the negative, and to apply to the Columnæ Hercu
lis no longer the phrase “ Ne plus ultra," but the more [Reuben Burrow, the mathematician, and the original appropriate phrase "Plus ultra." In order, however, to compiler of the Lady and Gentleman's Diary and Poor | appreciate the full import of this change, it is necessary to
s noticed in our 1st S. xii. 142: 2nd S.
ir 1" $. Xll, 142; 200 . bear in mind, that just as Robert Hall said of a person x. 309. A memoir of him will be found in the New whose conduct had been extremely bad, that he deserved Monthly Magazine, i. 536–538, abridged in Gorton's and “to be kicked beyond the walls of creation;" so did the