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brave, disdaine not those that are base : thinke with Burney, as appears from Coxe, u.s., p. 207, did yourselves that russet coates have their Christen- not know who the author was. Archdeacon Coxe dome.” Here the appearance of some special was intimate with B. Stillingfleet, and I suppose allusion is too definite to be set aside. And more. bis statement as to the authorship is conclusive. over the two passages strengthen each other ; the He has been followed by 'Penny Cyclopædia,' double occurrence makes it more than doubly 'English Cyclopædia,' the Biographical Dictiondifficult to accept any explanation which only aries' of Chalmers and Rose, the ‘Biogr. Univ.,' explains away. What is this “ Christendom”— ed. Michaud, and the 'Nouv. Biogr. Générale,'ed. christening, or Christian character—which has Hoefer. been received by the russet coat (no less than by the It may be added that it was from the popularity lady's costly robe*)? Can it have been a custom of B. Stillingfleet at Mrs. Montagu's assemblies to obtain the Church's blessing on new clothes ? | that the blue or grey worsted stockings worn by If there were such a custom, a reason for it would him gave their name to such assemblies, and so to not be far to seek. It is an old and widespread the ladies who frequented them. As to this Mr. superstition that smart clothes, and especially new Coxe (i. p. 237n) quotes Bisset's 'Life of Burke,' clothes, attract the evil eye, which folk might p. 83 (vol. i. p. 126 in second edition), a reference naturally seek to avert by obtaining a priestly which may be added to that given in the 'New blessing on their clothes before they put them on, English Dictionary,' s.v. “Blue-stocking." This is the merest conjecture, and I offer it for
J. POWER HICKS. what it is worth. Perhaps some reader may be able to throw further light on the subject, or to
SHOEMAKER'S MS. ANNOUNCEMENT.-A short give a better explanation of my two passages. On
time ago, whilst compiling 'Curiosities of Births, the matter of the superstition : I well remember
Marriages, and Deaths' for Cheshire Notes and hearing from Miss Whately, a lady well known
| Queries, I was glancing down “Miscellanea” in for her work in Cairo, an account of some sickness
the columns of the Manchester Mercury and Haror other trouble befalling a boy who attended her
rop's General Advertizer, Tuesday, March 19, 1816. school, which his parents persistently attributed
The following paragraph caught my eyes as a to an evil eye brought upon him by a pair of new
satire : boots procured for him by Miss Whately.
A MS. Bill in the window of a cobbler near
Surgery SIR John HAWKINS.—In Halkett and Laing's
performed on aged 'Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous
* Boots and Shoes Literature, &c., "The Principles and Power of
broken Legs sett and bound upright
disordered feet repaired Harmony, London, 1771, 4to., is ascribed to Sir
the wounded heeld, John Hawkins. The authorities cited are Watt,
The whole Constitution mended ‘Bibliotheca Britannica,' and Monthly Review,
and the Body supported vol. xlv. Watt does so ascribe the book (8. v. “Principles" and 8.v. “Hawkins''). The Monthly
a new Sole. By T. T. Review is silent as to the authorsbip. The credit
FREDERICK LAWRENCE TAVARÉ. of the book is also given to Sir John Hawkins,
30, Rusholme Grove, Manchester. without any sign of hesitation, in the British Museum Catalogue (s.v. “Principles” and s.v.
WHISTLING.–There is nothing new. A writer “Hawkins"). On what ground the book is said
il in the Free-Thinker, August 1, 1718, in a paper to be by Sir John Hawking I cannot find. Watt / on Sports, hopes himself (s.v. “Stillingileet") assigns it to Benjamin
" that we may have no more Whistling nor Grinning
Matches: Let them not call the Country People to Stillingfleet, and so does Archdeacon Coxe in his
gether, upon Holydays, to be Witnesses to their Puerile 'Literary Life, &c., of Benjamin Stillingfleet, Lon
Genius.' don, 1811, 8vo. There (at vol. i. c. 13, pp. 205
W. C. B. 899.) is a pretty full account of the book, which was rather an amplification than & translation of KITTERING.-A an who has much to do with Tartini's Trattato di Musica.' Coxe gays at p. courts of justice has many opportunities of hearing 208n. that the book, though anonymous, attracted strange forms of expression, archaic or otherwise, notice, and mentions the critique of it in the and even coinages of words. These last are more Monthly Review, November and December, 1771, common in the case of non-English-speaking folk, the year of its publication. This is contained in who apply the analogies of their mother tongue to vol. xlv. above mentioned, and it may be inferred the production of queerly sounding words. For that Coxe found nothing in it at variance with his
instance, a witness of German birth, giving his own account of the authorship of the book. Dr. |
evidence in imperfect English, made use of the
form "expensible" for expensive. But where there * I suppose we may thus complete Lyly’s sentence. is no foreign influence at work we may find new
things. In the examination of a witness recently, or would emigrate, because he had strongly marked he was asked how the boy crossed the street; to veins on his nose. At his birth the peculiarity had Thich be replied, " A little bit kittering, I should been noticed, and a fear expressed as to his future. say." The presiding judge explained to the jury, Is this bit of folk-lore common? "He means obliquely.” I have ransacked many
W. D. SWEETING. dictionaries, and cannot find any word at all re Maxey, Market Deeping. sembling it, and therefore I send it to ‘N. & Qe' for consideration, with the remark that, after all, it
BEZONIAN.—The following use of the word is two asy be nothing more than a mispronunciation of
years earlier than the earliest given in the Philo. the word “quartering." John E. NORCROSS.
logical Society's 'New English Dictionary: “But Brooklyn, U.S.
the cowardlie besonions” (Sir Roger Williams, 'A
Briefe Discourse of Warre,' London, 1590, 8vo., * TROWSES.”—This word is to be found in the p. 9, third line from bottom). translation of the ‘Janua Linguarum' of Komensku,
'W. H. SPARLING. printed by John Redmayne, London, 1670. At p. *1 De says: “Who contented themselves to cover | 1424. when Androw of Wyntoun was writing his
ANONYMOUS AID.—Some time prior to the year their head from the sun with a hood, their body from the cold with trowses.”
100l, volt body. I'Orygynale Crongkil of Scotland, there was sent
to him a large contribution narrating the history of
RALPH N. JAMES. Scotland from 1323 to 1390. Wyntoun did not BEXT OR BENNET.-The meaning of this word reject this product of another's pen; on the contrary,
not quite correctly given in the New English he tells us he“ was rycht glade ” and “ekyd it” Dictionary.' A bent in North Derbyshire is a tuft to his own work. It was an instalment of prime * " tussock” of coarse grass, left untouched by importance, and fills thirty-five chapters ; indeed, attle in a pasture. That being so, the meaning considering that Wyntoun's chronicle ends in 1408, of such place-names as Bentley, The Bents, Bents leaving only eighteen years for his own story of Green, Totley Bents, Benty Field, &c., is clear. his own time, it is not too much to say that, viewed Inese tufts are very conspicuous in the pastures of as history, this borrowed part as a contemporary moorland farms, or in places newly brought into record of events by an eye-witness is the most imcultivation, and one can therefore easily under- portant of the whole. There is not a shadow of stand how the place-name would arise.
plagiarism in the case; the gift was freely made, it
S. O. ADDY. was unreservedly accepted, and it could not have Sheffield,
been more handsomely acknowledged :
Qwha that it dytyt,* nevyrtheles, "THE ONE” AND “THE OTHER."—When two
He shawyd hym off mare cunnandnes, subjects are referred to, the last mentioned, as the Than me, commendis this tretis. nearest in thought, is referred to as “the one,” the
Bk. ix. ch. x. I. 1161. first mentioned, as the furthest in thought, is re Yet Wyntoun did not know who was the writer, ferred to as “the other.”
for (expressing himself this time in the third perTill within a comparatively recent period (and son) he says :by recent period I mean the second half of this
Qwha that dyde, he wyst rycht noucht; century) the rule which I have formulated was
Bot that till hym on cas wes browcht, observed without exception by all who wrote or
And in till that ilk dytet mbo spoke correctly. Now, I am safe to say, the
Consequenter he gert wryt. role is so habitually reversed that any one writing
Bk. viii. ch. xix. 1. 2959. Of speaking correctly is pretty sure to be misunder
It was no mere body of facts which was thus stood. Of the correct form. now flagrantly departed sent him as raw material for his muse; the instalitom, I give a notable instance from that purest ment, a finished production in verse of the same type of English, the Authorized Version of the style and metre as his own :
Before hym wryttyn he redy fand. "We are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them
Bk, viii, chủ xix. 1, 2956. that are saved, and in them that perish. To the one And as such he simply incorporated it, making, Te are the savour of death unto death; and to the other as we have seen, the most generous recognition. the savour of life unto life.”—2 Cor. ii. 15, 16.
Does literary history record many similar entirely R. M. SPENCE, M. A. honest appropriations of anonymous labours where Manse of Arbuthnott, N.B.
the part appropriated bears so large a proportion to [See 5th S. xii. 205; 6th S. viii. 444.] the value of the whole ? Geo. Neilson. VEINS IN THE NOSE.-A young man belonging CHARLES II. AND HIS Dogs.—These two adverto this parish was drowned while bathing last sum- . tisements appeared in Mercurius Publicus directly mer. I was told afterwards that it had always been expected that he would come to an untimely end,
between a Greyhound and a Spaniel, no white about him.
after the Restoration. The first was no doubt drawn now found it employed in 1824. In an article calle up by the John Ellis who is mentioned in it. The The Confessions of a Cantab,' which appears i second must have been written by the king him the sixteenth volume of Blackwood's Magazin, self:
p. 461, the following passage occurs :“ A Smooth Black Dog, less then a Grey-hound, with “The gownsmen looked, smiled, and passed on ; tb? white under his breast, belonging to the King's Majesty, snobs stood still and grinded.” was taken from Whitehal the eighteenth day of this in.
A note at the bottom of the page runs as follows:-. stant June, or thereabout. If any one can give notice to John Ellis, one of his Majesties Servants, or to his
"For tbe benefit of the unsophisticated reader, a sno Majesties Back-stayrs, shall be well rewarded for their is, at Cambridge, everybody who is not a gownsman," labour.”—June 21-28, 1660.
EDWARD PEACOCK. el “We must call upon you again for a Black Dog,
Bottesford Manor, Brigg. onely a streak on bis Brest, and his Tayl a little bobbed.
STORY CONCERNING CROMWELL.-There is ar It is His Majesties own Dog, and doubtless was stoln, for
absurd story, to be found in nearly every life o the Dog was not born nor bred in England, and would | never forsake His Master. Whosoever findes him may
Oliver Cromwell, as to his having, when a little acquaint any at Whitehal, for the Dog was better known boy, been run away with by a monkey. Carlyle at Court, than those who stole him. Will they never leave refers to it in chap. iv. of the 'Letters and Speeches, I robbing His Majesty ? Must he not keep a Dog? This Dog's | vol. i. p. 27. ed. 1857. I have just come upon a place (though better then some imagine) is the only place which nobody offers to beg."--June 28-July 5,
similar tale, told of Christian, the tyrant of 1660.
" It is recorded that on one occasion, during Chriswhich came ashore with Pepys at Dover ( Diary,'
i, tian's infancy, a large ape snatched him from his nurse's a
arms, and ascended with him to the roof of the palace, May 25, 1660). Or it may have been the dog to whence, however, unluckily for humanity, the animal, which Rochester refers in one of his satires against after a time, brought him down again in safety." Charles II.:
RELICS OF CHARLES I.--Under the above head.
•History of Insipids.' ling in the Times of December 17, 1888, the follow.) Unfortunately the newspapers do not tell us | ing notice appeared : whether the king's advertisement was answered, “The Prince of Wales on Thursday visited St. George's and the fate of the dog remains unknown. The un
Chapel, Windsor, and replaced in the vault containing happy monarch continued to lose his dogs. In the
the coffin of Charles I. certain relics of that monarch
which had been removed during some investigations more Intelligencer for Jan. 9, 1664/5, is the following
than seventy years ago. These relics having ultimately notice :
| come into the possession of the Prince of Wales, he de. “ Lost on the 6th instant a black and white Bitch (one cided, with the sanction of the Queen, to replace them of his Majesties Hounds). She has a cross on the right in the vault from which they had been taken, but not to shoulder and a C. R. burnt upon her left ear, behind her disturb the coffin of the king. The Dean of Windsor was right ear upon her neck (which is white) she has a black present." spot about the breadth of a silver crown. Whoever shall It would be interesting to know what the “cer. bring or send her to the back stairs at Whitehall shall be
tain relics” referred to consist of. The coffin of well rewarded for his pains."
C. H. FIRTH.
Charles I. was discovered during some alterations
which were effected at St. George's Chapel, BOULEVARDS FOR LONDON. -A good deal has | Windsor, many years ago, and was opened in the been written lately in the Times, Telegraph, and presence of King George IV., who was attended by other daily papers about the Marylebone Road as his physician, Sir Henry Halford ; but the king a boulevard for the north-west of London ; but no gave positive directions that no particulars of what one has drawn attention to the fact that the design took place should be divulged during his lifetime. of such a boulevard was due to the late Mr. J. O.
Soon after the death of George IV.—that is, Loudoun, the horticulturist, at whose suggestion late in the year 1830 or early in 1831-a detailed Oxford and Cambridge Terraces were laid out as a account of all that took place when the coffin was continuation of the Marylebone Road, with a view opened appeared in print, and was attributed to of a grand boulevard some miles in length to be the pen of Sir Henry Halford, if it was not actually carried through Kensington, Chelsea, Vauxball, sigped by him. Brixton, &c., to Blackheath and Greenwich, while! Can any of your readers favour me by stating the City Road was to be continued eastwards and how and by whom the article in question was pubsouth-westwards to the Isle of Dogs. A full account lished, giving also the exact date ? of this design will be found in Old and New
GEORGE J. T. MERRY. London,' vol. v. p. 265. Suum CUIQUE. 35, Warwick Road, Earl's Court, S.W.
SNOB.-In ‘N. & Q.,' 7th S. iv. 127, I gave an THE WORD “CHALET.”—May I call attention instance of the use of this word in 1831. I have to the hideous degradation to which this poor word,
associated in most minds with much that is pic-don, Printed for J. Budd, Bookseller to H.R.H. turesque and charming in Switzerland, bas, during the Prince Regent, No. 100, Pall Mall, 1811, 8vo.”)? the last two or three years, been subjected in Lon. It is attributed in Halkett and Laing to — don? It is now applied to a kind of street lavatory. | Herries (vol. iii. 2198). Possibly this was John
F. CHANCE. Charles Herries, afterwards Chancellor of the ExSydenham Hill.
chequer in Goderich's administration.
G. F. R. B. Queries.
DYER, OF SHARPHAM.—I should be very glad if We must request correspondents desiring information any of your readers could tell me whether there are on family matters of only private interest, to affix their any known living descendants of the family of Dyer, names and addresses to their queries, in order that the
of Sharpbam Park, co. Somerset, a large and numeranswers may be addressed to them direct.
ous one, whose pedigree is given in the Heralds'
Visitation of Somerset in 1623 (Harleian MSS., "The Court SECRET: A Novel Part I.
British Museum), and several members of which and 11.1 Written by : B.Gent., London : were in their day celebrated men, viz., Sir James Printed by R. E. for R. Baldwin, near the Black
Dyer, Knt., Lord Chief Justice Common Pleas,
Do Ball in the Old Baily. 1659.”—This work, concern
born 1512; Sir Edward Dyer, poet and historian, iog which I find no particulars in Lowndes, Halkett
one of the favourites of Queen Elizabeth. A line and Laing, or other bibliographers, repeats, in the
of baronets also sprang from this family in the perform of a novel, the libellous accusation against
son of Sir Richard Dyer (or Deyer as they spelt it), Mary of Modena, Louis XIV., and otber historical
grandson of Job Dyer, of Roundbill and Wincanpersonages contained in The Amours of Messa
ton, co. Somerset, and great-grandson of John lino,' concerning which I sought vainly for informa
Dyer, of Sbarpbam, which baronetcy became extion 7" S. vi. 404. In the address to the reader, tinct in the person of Sir Ludovick Drer through prefixed to the second part, the author says that default of issue, and whose estate being sequestered. some “malicious persons” gave out that he was be died in a workhouse. The first baronet, Sir the author of 'The Amours of Messalina. A
Richard Dyer, lived at Great Staughton, in Huntkey to both parts is given with the second part. lipgdonshire, and is buried in the parish church. Who was P. B.? Is anything known of the book?
where there is a mural tablet to his memory. It is not, I think, to be confounded with Court
The Dyers of Somerset strongly espoused the Secrets,' by Edward Curll.
cause of King Charles, and on the success of FairTALES OF THE SPANISH Main.'—Can you in.
fax in the West of England they were turned out of form me whether there is a book (not the History
their estates, and there was a great break up of the of the Bucaniers,' 1704) about the buccaneers of
family in the seventeenth century, at which point America entitled "Tales of the Spanish Main'? It
most of them disappear from view, and probably contained an account of the journey of Orellana
from im pecuniosity sank into humble life. from Pero to the Atlantic down the valley of the
There is no doubt, I think, that many of the Amazon. Possibly the History of the Bucaniers,'
Dyers living in the West of England now are de1741, is the book.
scendants of this numerous family.
S. Ř. DYER, M.D. SERINGAPATAM.—Could any of your readers
242, Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common, s.W. oblige by letting me know where I can procure a
SIR ROBERT NORTER. -Can any one give the list of the officers and regiments engaged in the
birth and parentage of Sir Robert Norter, who is taking of Seringapatam, and tbe date when the
| stated to have been a Secretary of State in the prize-money was distributed ? E. D. HARRIS.
time of Charles I.? His daughter married the FRANCES CROMWELL.-I have a mourning-ring first Lord Dunkeld.
Mac ROBERT. on which is inscribed, “ Frances Cromwell, obiit April 30th, 1738.” Can any of your readers give
CLASSIFICATION OF THE CLERGY.—Who was the any information about this lady ?
author of the threefold division of the clergy into L. Wood, Major.
Platitudinarians, Latitudinarians, and Attitudi
narians ? It appeared about 1866. G. L. G. ANTIQUE SCREENS.—Can any reader of 'N. & l' tell me where I can obtain the history of or any 'THE FLOWER GARDEN.' – Is it known who wrote information respecting these, and where good ex- the article in the Quarterly Review for 1842, reamples, more especially of old embroidered screens, published in Murray's 'Reading for the Rail'in are to be found ?
LADY TEAZLE. | 1852? The same author contributed an essay on
The Poetry of Gardening' to the Carthusian, and - HERRIES.—Who was the author of ' A Re- this is also reprinted as a sort of appendix to “The view of the Controversy respecting the High Price Flower Garden.'
W. ROBERTS. of Ballion and the State of our Currency' (" Lon- 10, Charlotte Street, Bedford Square.
EDWARD BRISTOW.-Can any reader of N. &Q:' miles. Bodmer took sketches everywhere. Among supply any particulars concerning the career and Mandans, Arickarees, and divers other tribes the works of this artist? He formerly lived at Windsor, prince spared no pains or expense to procure every and during the latter part of his life in the High variety of national and characteristic articles. These Street of Eton, where, I believe, he died. His curios were a multitudinous collection, and were Christian name was, I believe, Edward, and not transported by the gatherer to his home on the Edmund, as stated in the last edition of Bryan. Rbine. In the pheasantry at Neuwied they were From Mr. Graves's 'Dictionary of Painters' it ap- seen by the writer in 1842, and according to Baepears he exhibited twenty-seven pictures.
deker they remained there till 1866, if not longer.
C. B. STEVENS. These curiosities I had supposed to be now in the Reading
Berlin ethnographical department. According,
however, to Stackelberg's Life of the Queen of COURT ROLLS. -I should be extremely glad to Roumania,' they were sold some twenty years ago know where the Court Rolls of the Honour of
to an American, and carried back to America. Pontefract are to be found. Are they in London ?
Where is the real habitat of these aboriginal relics ? I could learn nothing of them in Yorkshire.
Is it Neuwied, or Berlin, or America ? If in AmeC. E. GILDERSOME-DICKINSON. rica, where ?
JAMES D. BUTLER. Eden Bridge, Kent.
Madison, Wis., U.S. TRIPLE CORD.—One of the sixteen ways of “DOLCE FAR NIENTE.”—Is this phrase merely showing respect amongst Orientals is to put on a common Italian phrase, or is it a quotation from the triple or sacred cord. Where shall I see this some book in that language ?
CLIVE. explained ?
C. A. WARD. Walthamstow,
ARMS WANTED.—Per pale, baron and feme; TOURS CATHEDRAL.—Sir Walter Scott, in al caboshed, a chevron gules ; feme: Argent, a stag
| baron : Argent, between three leopards' heads very picturesque bit of landscape painting in tripping?
tripping ; on a canton, a galley. Crest: & wing'Quentin Durward,' chap. xiv., calls this "the
| less dragon, tail nowy, or. Believed to be of the most magnificent church in France." Does Scott Carlo Go
early Georgian period.
H. D. ELLIS. mean that it was the most magnificent at the period of his story, or at the time in which he SANDAL GATES.- What became of these famous was writing? I have never seen Tours Cathedral, gates after their removal in 1842 from Gbiznee ? but I believe it is not equal in magnificence to the The Governor-General, Lord Ellenborough, with a cathedrals of Amiens, Rheims, Chartres, or Notre flourish of trumpets, gave out that they were to be Dame de Paris (all of which I have seen). No restored to Somnauth, in Hindustan, but the British doubt it is, to a certain extent, a matter of personal Government would not allow it, for fear of protaste. For my own part, of all the cathedrals Ivoking religious strife. I want to know the fate of have ever seen, either at home or abroad, I think these gates since their removal from Afghanistan. that which impressed me most was Amiens, and,
E. COBHAM BREWER. next to that, Rheims. It does not, however,
LA CURIOUS WORK.-I obtained not long ago & necessarily follow that other people would agree
copy, imperfect, unfortunately, of a little work enwith this estimate. Possibly I might myself think that in the magnificence of her churches Italy
titled 'A Guide to Grand Jurymen.' The title“beld the field” against France, if I had ever had
page in my copy is gone, so I cannot give either
the full title or the date of the book. It was pubthe good fortune to see Milan:
lished probably in Charles I.'s reign, as the author The giant windows' blazoned fires,
speaks of our late sovereign James. The two dedi. The height, the space, the gloom, the glory, A mount of marble, a hundred spires.
cations are signed Richard Bernard. It is a curious Will some of your readers who are well ac
little work, dealing with witches and those pos
sessed. Could any reader give me information requainted with the French cathedrals say what, in their opinion, is the merit of Tours compared with
specting Richard Bernard, and tell me where I may that of the other cathedrals of France ?
see a perfect copy? E. E. EDGE-PARTINGTON.
“To LEAVE THE WORLD BETTER THAN YOU NEUWIED ETHNOGRAPHICALS. - Maximilian, I FOUND IT.”—Can any one tell me who originated Prince of Neuwied, in 1834 voyaged to the the above expression ? It sticks to me as a memory United States on an exploring tour. He was l of very early years ; but none of my friends can accompanied by the artist Bodmer and a triedheln
help me, and I cannot remember who suggested it and trusty factotum. As early as 1815 he had
P. A. C. made a similar expedition into the heart of Brazil. At St. Louis he chartered a steamer in which he “TwizzEL" IN PLACE-NAMES.-In the recently pushed up the Missouri more than two thousand published volume of Yorkshire Fines' I notice