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Then we have Mr. Walford's authority for the statement, in the fourth volume of Cassell's 'Old and New London,' that the house once inhabited by Jeffreys "has been demolished during subsequent improvements.' There is no reference to Walcott, though the passage quoted above from that writer's Westminster' is mutatis mutandis repeated (on p. 29) almost word for word, and the QUERIES:- The Shepherd's Farewell'-Kilburn Wells-publishers, for reasons best known to themselves, Arthur Onslow-Sir Trevor Corry History of Leicester shire'-Bryan Tunstall-Dictionary-Col. W. H. Adams, 167-Years of Tiberius-"Tumbler"-The Good Devil of Woodstock'-"Altar" - Origin of Phrase- ChandlerBrowne, 168-Urian-Relics of our Lord-Maccabees, 169.

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do not print a date anywhere to give the reader
some clue as to the date of the book. Then again,
on turning to p. 36, one is greatly surprised to
find an engraving of "Judge Jeffreys's House in
Duke Street," from a sketch made (in 1853) by T.
H(osmer) Shepherd (in the Crace Collection),
showing small portions of the old chapel and the
south wing, both demolished since, and in the
centre the identical house that was pulled down
only last year. Hence the information supplied
by Messrs. Cassell's book is somewhat confusing
for more reasons than one.
modern historians of Westminster could enlighten
As neither of the two
me, nothing remained but to commence ab ovo,
and investigate the matter myself.

All the old maps published before the reign of William and Mary show St. James's Park bounded on the east by a wall, the ground between the park wall and King Street being occupied by a more or less irregular conglomeration of gardens, detached houses, and houses clustered round courts Street, it appears, was not formed till about the and alleys in the most haphazard fashion. Duke At the beginning of last June bills were posted Pitt, the bookseller of London and Oxford, turned reign of James II., when, among others, Moses on the houses numbered 7 and 9, Delahay Street speculative builder, and built several houses in (formerly 27 and 25, Duke Street), announcing a King Street and Duke Street, one of which he subsale of furniture that was to take place on the sequently let to Judge Jeffreys. The whole transpremises, which were described on the bills as action between them was published in 1691, by once the property of the renowned Judge Jeffreys." Pitt, in a book under the title The Cry of the Subsequently, about the beginning of October, the Oppressed.' A perfect copy of this book is in the buildings got into the hands of "housebreakers" of the non-criminal class, when most papers pub-perfect copy was printed in N. & Q.'at the first British Museum, and a long extract from an imlished the news that Lord Chancellor Jeffreys's reference. house was being demolished. One paper, the Daily Telegraph, devoted a long, leader to the subject, the conclusion arrived at by its author being that the house in question was not that of Jeffreys, that we did not know where his house really stood, and that it really did not matter where it stood. The subject having excited my curiosity, I first turned to Walcott's 'Westminster,' wherein the following statement is made :

"The house once inhabited by the infamous judge,' Sir George easily a flight of stone steps, which King James II. permitted the cruel favourite to make into the Park for his special accommodation: they terminated above in a small court, on three sides of which stands the once costly house......The present Duke Street Chapel was the north wing in which Judge Jeffreys heard causes."

This was published in 1849. The italics are mine.

the houses on the west side of Duke Street there Between the park wall and the back gardens of was a long, narrow strip of ground, about which there is a good deal of information to be found in the Treasury Papers. According to Pitt, it was twenty-five feet wide and near seven hundred long (to the best of his memory); but Sir William Harbord, their Majesties' Surveyor-General, measured it and found it to be thirty feet wide and five hundred and seventy feet long. Such strips, we are told, formed, in Sir William's opinion, “a freebord of right belonging to all the royal parks," that is to say, so much vacant ground without the wall as was necessary for erecting scaffolds, and bringing and laying materials for building or reroyal park. This was, no doubt, correct generally pairing the wall, formed part and parcel of the

speaking; in the present instance, however, the strip was probably the dry bed of the "Long Ditch," shown on some old plans of St. James's Park. The "freeboard" was continually encroached upon without asking the Crown's leave. The strip at the rear of Duke Street has also had many owners and occupiers in its time, and would have had more if all those who coveted its possession at one time or another had been successful in their applications to the king.

The earliest information we have about it is that one Jolley, an old servant of Charles I., had an equitable interest in it by virtue of a grant received from the Duke of Albemarle, as ranger of St. James's Park, which interest Charles II. purchased from Jolley for 2601. in favour of John Webb, the keeper of his fowls in the park. Webb was put in possession of the land in 1663, and continued therein till 1690, though several applications were made to the sovereign for the lease of the property. The grant included the ground on which stood Webb's house and the aviary, both situated at the northern end of the strip, and also the house at its southern extremity occupied by William Storey, another keeper and feeder of the king's birds and beasts in the park. There was a passage into the park on the north side of Webb's house, which with the aviary and Webb's house occupied seventy-one feet out of the five hundred and seventy of the strip. Two yards south of Webb's house, of an aggregate length of a few inches over fifty feet, were used by his wife, Aderana, "to breed and nurse young and weak fowl in." To this plot of ground there was no access except through Webb's house. The rest of the strip was 66 joyed by the owners and possessors" of the houses in Duke Street, whose "back front," as Pitt calls it, was towards the park, for which enjoyment they paid an acknowledgment first to Webb, who claimed the custody of the land "in right of his office," and subsequently to Moses Pitt (also called Mr. Pitts, "the builder," and Mr. Pitch in the official documents), to whom Webb let the ground. L. L. K.

poetry might sleep secure. We could, indeed, scarcely think of England without Tennyson any more than without Queen Victoria herself, the achievements of however, the great mountain that overtopped all lesser whose reign he had so splendidly commemorated. Now, heights, and towered aloft in lonely grandeur, is withdrawn into the shades of a night that has no ending, and will never again flush crimson at the approach of dawn. This is no place to deal at length with the rich with critical nicety the paltry less or more of praise or outcome of an unexampled poetic career, or to adjust blame; we can but bow our heads reverently before such a manifestation of genius, and thank the powers above for permitting it to have been made to us in all its divine completeness."-Athenæum, No. 3402, pp. 19, 20.

The idea of the withdrawing of a mountain into the shades of night, is, I think, scarcely correct imagery, but we grasp unmistakably the sense, and so can palliate what is perhaps amiss. Have we fully estimated the significance of our loss, the aching void which his absence displays! He has been mourned for as few public men have been mourned for; the symbolic cypress which in faney we see laid on his tomb glistens with the dew of a nation's tears; the love, the reverence, the adoration, "this side of idolatry," have been expressed in sorrowing verse, in impassioned prose, in broken exclamation; the aversion, or perhaps inability, to fill the office which he so uniquely adorned are all indicative of this deep palpitating sense of national disaster; but the blinding grief has dimmed our vision to the most appalling aspect of his demise. We have suffered much in the loss of a Poet Laureate without a peer; in the removal of the high priest and prophet of his age, for these offices were as surely his as they were those of Moses and Isaiah; but in his death Britain loses the literary kingship of the world. Cosmopolitan as are the influences and fame of Tolstoi, of Ibsen, of Zola, they could not come into competition with Tennyson, insomuch as a great poet, by an acknowledged law of literary precedence, ranks before a great prose writer. Goethe, Victor Hugo, Tennyson, respectively dominated over the literature of the century. It is only when we reach this apex of survey that a sense of gaping ineffectual loss seizes us-the empty throne-the gone potentatethe lost supremacy. The aspiring soul, of whatever country, seeking the oracle for the highest and most harmonious expression of human thought, The Athenæum, in its yearly retrospect of Eng-teries which the great singer of his age gives forth; hungry for the partial interpretation of the myslish literature, pays a noble tribute to the memory of our dear departed Laureate. The passage is, think, worthy of preservation in the columns of 'N. & Q':

(To be continued.)




"The year that has just closed will hold a sorrowful pre-eminence in the annals of our country's literature as having witnessed the disappearance of one, the magnitude of whose fame is best realized by the contemplation of the blank he leaves behind-the length of the sword by the empty sheath.' Browning had followed Rossetti and Matthew Arnold into the unknown, but so long as the Laureate remained on earth, the lovers of English

eager to catch the words of inspiration from the
listened to the strong but sweet-toned speech of the
high priest of Nature, turned to England and
poet of Haslemere. Now that his attrahent pre-
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did we not remember that:-

He is made one with Nature. There is heard
His voice in all her music, from the moan
Of thunder to the song of night's sweet bird;
He is a presence to be felt and known
In darkness and in light, from herb and stone;

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