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1886, and I believe I also saw it on view a A.D. 1198-1304, p. 130), one P. Garibaldi, the year or two afterwards at Whitechapel. king's clerk, is named in a mandate of

John T. PAGE. Gregory IX., in 1232, to inquire, in company West Haddon, Northamptonshire.

with a London abbot and a London canon,

into an ecclesiastical grievance. •CORYAT'S CRUDITIES': ERROR IN 1905

ALFRED F. ROBBINS. EDITION (10th S. iv. 49).—The passage.

in question runs as follows in the original ROYAL OAK DAY (10th S. iii. 446; iv. 30). — edition : "eyther with faire monuments, ! It may be of interest to note that this day or learned epitaphes. This Church was much was duly kept in the army during the period amplified / and beautified by Carolus Mag- of the Peninsular War. I quote from a nus" (Coryat's Crudities, 1611, p. 379, letter written by the commanding officer of wrongly numbered 377; the numbering 375- the 18th Hussars : "All the regiment wore 376 occurs twice). EDWARD BENSLY. oak branches in their fur caps in honour of 23, Park Parade, Canıbridge.

• Restoration' or 'Oakapple' Day.(LADY RUSSELL also sends the words from the

HAROLD MALET, Colonel. edition of 1776.]

It was, nearly fifty years ago, and may 4TH LIGHT DRAGOONS' UNIFORM (10th S. iv. still be, the custom for village schoolboys in 69).-In plates xxxi. to xxxv. in Lieut.-Col. J. Cumberland to try the effect of the folLuard's . History of the Dress of the British lowing:Soldier' will be found several illustrations

Yak-bob day, 29th o' May, of the uniform of the 4th Light Dragoons

If ye divn't gie us heliday,

We'll aw run away. between 1808 and 1814. S. H.

MISTLETOE. SIR JOHN HARRISON, OF BALLS PARK, HORSE-PEW=HORSE-BLOCK (10th S. iv. 27).HERTS (10th S. iv. 68). -All the Harrison In connexion with DR. MURRAY's most inportraits passed into the Townshend family teresting note, some of your readers inay by marriage; many (if not all) were sold at like to be reminded that etymologists – the dispersal of the Townshend heirlooms or it were wiser to say, soine etymologists — at Christie's, 5 and 7 March, 1904. If there derive Puy-de-Dôme, Le Puy, and the like are any others they would probably be found from the Latin podium. It is curious to note at Raynham Hall, Norfolk, and an appli- the relationship between them and a horsecation to the present marquis might elicit block.

ST. SWITHIN. some information.


I have no other books of reference at “ LOVE IN

PHANTASTICK TRIUMPH SAT hand, but suppose that it may be worth (10th S. iv. 48).- This song is to be found in remarking, as part of this interesting quesArber's 'British Anthologies,' No. vii. (the tion, that in the ‘Pocket Dictionary' of Cas“Dryden" volume), p. 159, London, Frowde, tilian and English, by Don Enrique Runge 1899.

P. JENNINGS. (published in Barcelona and printed in [It is given in Mr. Baker's introduction to the Leipzig in 1899), one finds “ Poyo, m. bench reprint just published of Mrs. Behn's novels. ] made of stone and mortar.” In the sixth

edition of the 'Diccionario da Lingua Por'STEER TO THE Nor’-Nor’-WEST' (10th S. tugueza," published in Lisboa by the Com; ji. 427, 490 ; iii. 13, 172, 436). —This story is to panhia Nacional Editora, the word “ Pójo,” be found in ‘Many Cargoes,', by W. W on p. 565, is defined as “s.m. Ponto de desemJacobs, p. 121, chapter entitled In Mid- barque”-i.e., as a point for disembarking, Atlantic.


or setting one's foot on land. That the word ancestry of Garibaldi, see 2nd S. ix. 424, 473, few cannot alight in safety. GARIBALDI (10th S. iv. 67).-In regard to the pew is derived ultimately from the Greek

Tolls, tódos, seems to be a point at which 494, 509, where it is discussed whether he was

EDWARD S. DODGSON, of Irish descent; 2nd S. X. 167, 304, where a Bavarian and Lombardian descent (dating CRICKET : PICTURES AND ENGRAVINGS (10th back to 584 or 590) is suggested ; and ibid. S. iv.9).- In the July number of The Con208, where his father is given as “Garra- noisseur will be found an interesting article baldeh,” an Iroquois chief in Lower Canada. by Mr. Robin C. Baily on 'The Cricket PicIt may be added that in the Calendar of tures at Lord's.' Ho reproduces from the Entries in the Papal Registers relating to precious collection of the M.C.C. the followGreat Britain and Ireland,' issued from the ing: "The Game of Cricket as played at the Public Record Office (Papal Letters,' vol. i. Artillery Ground, London, 1743,' by Francis

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Hayman; 'An Exact Representation of the a club more than anything else. I have Game of Cricket,' by Louis Pierre Boitard; heard an old friend of mine, who was at Eton ' Cricket at Hampton Wick,' by R. Wilson, when Dr. Goodall was head master (1801-9), R.A.; frontispieces to 'The Laws of the Game say that in his time the boys used to dress in of Cricket' for 1785 and 1800; A Cricket sborts and silks to play at cricket. Match,' by Louis Belanger, 1768, lent by the In Evans's 'Old Ballads,'1784, vol. iv. p. 323, King; and The Grand Jubilee Match of is a long amusing poem on cricket, entitled Monday, 10 July, 1837, between the North Surrey Triumphant,' by J. Duncombe, 1773, and South of England, at Lord's.'

a parody on Chevy Chace.' In this it is. I may add that in the new Speech-Room of said :Harrow School (recently honoured by the This game did last from Monday morn presence of the King and Queen) there hangs Till Wednesday afternoon, a copy of a curious picture representing

For when bell Harry rung to prayers William and John Mason playing cricket at

The batting scarco was done. Harrow in 1772. In the distance, more or Bell Harry was at Canterbury Cathedral. less northward, one sees the ancient hill,

JOHN PICKFORD, M.A. with the old school buildings and St. Mary's

Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge. Church. The original picture belongs to Mr. MR. CLIFTON ROBBINS should refer to R. H. Mason, of Necton Hall, Norfolk.

Strutt’s ‘Sports and Pastimes of the People A. R. BAYLEY.

of England, 1884, p. 747, and The English Perhaps the earliest print depicting a Nlustrated Msagazine, 1890, 1-3. cricket match is a satirical one published in

EVERARD HOME COLEMAN. 1757, and entitled The Crowned Heads of 71, Brecknock Road. Europe, of which, and of others, there are valuable reproductions in illustration of an

SATAN'S AUTOGRAPH (10th S. iii. 268, 356, article by Mr. Alfred T. Story in The Strand 415). -At the last reference I alluded to Magazine of some few years ago, entitled "The Private Journal and Literary Remains The Evolution of Cricket.

of John Byrom, edited by Richard Parkinson, I have what is perhaps the earliest extant D.D., F.S.A. Printed for the Chetham Society, photograph of a cricket team, dated 7 Sep- MDCCCLV." This was carefully examined by tember, 1859. It represents 'England's Twelve me recently, and in it the following curious Champion Cricketers starting for America." entry was found :The names are Carpenter, Caffyn, Lockyer, 6 June, 1931) and Mr. Parker on fish and pease, and

“We dined with Mr. Foxley on Friday [i.e., Wisden, Stephenson, G. Parr, Grundy, Cæsar, about three went to Queen's College, where we Hayward. Jackson, Diver, and John Lilly, were last night, to take a copy of the devil's handwhite. The photograph is by W. H. Mason, writing, which I did, as it is on the following of Brighton. J. HOLDEN MACMICHAEL. page: we saw likewise Christ's College library 6, Elgin Court, Elgin Avenue, W.

fChrist Church is meant), and in particular the I have an interesting engraving of the vol. i. pt. 2

mandrakes, which were very surprising.”—P. 516, match between the women of Surrey and those of Hampshire, for 500 guineas, which Addenda et Corrigenda,' is an explanatory

Just before the title - page, among the took place in 1811 at Newington Green, note on the words to take a copy of the when Hampshire won by 14 notches.

devil's handwriting.” H. SOUTHAM.

John Byrom was born in 1691, and died in Shrewsbury.

1763, and was buried with his ancestors in I have a coloured engraving of the picture the Byrom Chapel of the collegiate church by Francis Hayman, R.A., of 'The Game of of Manchester. He is usually styled Dr.' Cricket as play'd in the Artillary Ground, Byrom, but it does not appear, though he London,' published in 1752 (the figures are studied medicine, that he graduated as very much rubbed) by “Robt. Sayer, at the doctor. Golden Buck in Fleet Street." Hayman The following anecdote from Oxford and died in 1776.

E. E. STREET. Cambridge Nuts to Crack' (1835) may prove In 'Old-fashioned Children's Books' (p. 165) amusing and illustrative, and is not generally and in ‘Forgotten Children's Books' (p. 261),

known :published at the Leadenhall Press, may be

Answered In Kind.-Why should we smother a found some curious information, illustrated good thing with mystifying dashes, instead of plain by cuts, of this game as played in 1812–13. honourable men'!

English high-sounding names, when the subject is of

Recte facta refert.' Horace The wicket is composed of two stumps, on forbid it. The learned Chancery Barrister, John which the bail is laid, and the bat resembles Bell, K.C., The Great Bell of Lincoln,' as he has

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been aptly called, was Senior Wrangler, on gradua. be a sign of descent from the old “noblesse." ting B.a. at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1786, M. Laborde is a commoner ; but Monsieur de with many able competitors for that honour. He is Laborde or de la Borde may be supposed to likewise celebrated, as everybody knows, for writing three several handse one only he himself can read have originated from a family who feudally another pobody but his clerk can read, and a third held the village or domain of La Borde. Of neither himself, clerk, nor anybody else can read ! course the present-day * triumphant demo It was in the latter hand he one day wrote to his cracy” is careless of such trifles; and while legal conteni porary, and friend, the present Sir Launcelot Shadwell, Vice-Chancellor of England a thoroughgoing Republican-Henri Roche

(who is likewise a Cantab, and graduated in 1800 at fort is a well-known example-drops alike St. John's College, of which he became a Fellow, title and "particule," the parvenu whose with the double distinction of seventh Wrangler father was M. Dubois will probably write his and second Chancellor's Medallist), inviting him to name du Bois without let or hindrance. Still, dinner. Sir Launcelot, finding all his attempts to the principle exists. decipher the note about as vain as the wise men found theirs to unravel the cabalistic characters of

In this connexion may one be allowed to yore, took a sheet of paper, and having smeared it point out that "M.” or

"M. de" is only over with ink, he folded and sealed it, and sent permissible “in the third person," and that it as his answer. The receipt of it staggered when addressing a letter (or even when even the Great Bell of Lincoln, and after breaking the seal, and eyeing and turning til alluding to a mutual friend in a letter to round and round, he hurried to Mr. Shadwell's another) the word Monsieur should invariably chambers with it, declaring he could make be written in full? The frequency with which nothing of it. Nor I of your note, retorted Englishmen fall into this error must be my Mr. S. My dear fellow,' exclaimed Mr. B., taking excuse for insisting on such a well-known his own letter in his hand, 'is not this, as plain as rule.

F. A. W. can be, “Dear Shadwell, I shall be glad to see you

Paris. at dinner to-day." ' And is not this equally as plain," said Mr. S., pointing to his own paper, "My AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (10th S. dear Bell, I shall be happy to come and dine with iv. 68). —The quatrain of which A. N. desires you."'"-Pp. 154-5.

. Bell died in 1836, and is depicted as Mr. stanza of a “Tom o' Bedlam Song,' which

to know the source forms part of the seventh Tresayle in Warren's • Ten Thousand a Year' Isaac D’Israeli reprints in his 'Curiosities of Vice-Chancellor Shad well died in 1850. JOHN PICKFORD, M.A.

Literature' (vol. ii. pp. 311-17, ed. Warne, Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge.

1866) from a collection of verses entitled

Wit and Drollery,' ed. 1661 – an edition, M. (10th, S. iv. 45). — Under the heading M. however, which, according to D’Israeli, “is (as an abbreviation for Monsieur) a curious not the earliest of this once fashionable misquestion was incidentally raised by Mr. cellany.” Stanza 7 runs :MARCHANT, viz., how it came to pass that Mr.,

With a heart of furious fancies,

Whereof I am commander: in addressing envelopes to gentlemen, has ceased, in course of time, to sound dignified,

With a burning spear, and a horse of air,

To the wilderness I wander; and is now confined to tradesmen and to men With a knight of ghosts and shadows, of lower rank? Considering that Mister is I summoned am to Tourney: a mere corruption of Master (see Prof. Ten leagues beyond the wide world's end ; Skeat's · Etymolog. Dict.'), have we to regard

Methinks it is no journey! its limited use as an analogous deterioration The lines quoted by A. N. at the above of meaning? Certainly, it contrasts with reference are prefixed, by way of motto, by Monsieur, Herr, Signor, Señor, Pan, Gospodin, Edgar Allan Poe to his Unparalleled AdvenKyrios, &c., prefixed, respectively, in most of ture of one Hans Pfaall,' a fact noted by the our European languages, as a title of courtesy late James Thomson in his 'Essay on the and politeness to the names of gentlemen, Poems of William Blake.' See "Shelley, a and only.dropped before the names of men of Poer, with other Writings relating to Shelley, lower rank. This subject appears to deserve, by the late James Thomson ('B. V.),” &c., perhaps, the particular attention of Dr: 1884.

R. A. POTTS. Bradley for the historical elaboration of Master and Mister in the 'H.E.D.'

BOWTELL FAMILY (10th S. iv. 29).-See two H. KREBS.

Chancery suits temp. Queen Eliz. :

1. Ed. Owen v. Wm. Pinfold and Jane MR. MARCHANT is, of course, entirely Bowtell. Claim by purchase : sundry lands accurate in supposing that French writers and tenements in Thorpe and Egham, take the “M. de” as an exact equivalent for Surrey, the German

The "de"-the 2. Ed. Owen v. Thos. Bowtell, to protect "particule” as we call it here--is supposed to l title by purchase: "Foster's Farm, Egham


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......late the estate of Thos. Bowtell, who Frederick Cooke in 'A New History of the settled same on Jeremy Bowtell, his son,” &c. English Stage,' ii. 366, Mr. Percy Fitzgerald


“His spirit before the audience, when he was MAN (10th S. iii. 307, 357, 395, 474 ; iv. 35).

sober, was untamed, and had in it something I would recommend MR. CECIL CLARKE to

gallant, as when he told the people at Liverpool

there was not a brick in their dirty hole that was examine the 'St. Martin's Scrap-Book' at not cemented by the blood of a pegro.' On another the library in St. Martin's Lane.

occasion, he said the only thing he had to apologize ALECK ABRAHAMS.

for was having degraded himself by appearing

before them'; but this he was induced to qualify BYRCH ARMS (10th S. iv. 90).-The Fran- later, saying, that he meant he had degraded himciscan Priory at Ware was granted to Thomas self by appearing in such a state,' &c." Byrch in 1545, 36 Henry VIII. Thomas

THOMAS BAYNE. Byrch is reported to have been a yeoman

69, West Cumberland Street, Glasgow. of the Crown, and a scrivener, synonymous with the inoney-lender of those days. He

SUMMER SUN” (10th S. iii. 288). was probably one of Thomas, Cromwell's written by Robert Richardson, at one time

- These lines in their original shape were agents, and employed by him in the valuation in Australia (who died a short while back), of the doomed religious houses, and duly and may be found by D. M. printed at rewarded by the king. He is alluded to by Vallans, a native of Hertfordshire, in the p. 35 of R. R.'s book "Willow and Wattle'

(Edin., 1893), thus "Tale of Two Swannes' in the description of the " Companie of Swannes" passing by

Warm summer sun, shine friendly here; “Byrche's house, that whilom the

Warm western wind, blow kindly here;

Green sod above, rest light, rest lightBrothers Friars place." Byrch was of sub- Good-night, Annette ! stance and some social position. One of his

Sweetheart, good-night! descendants, a great-granddaughter, married

E. WILSON DOBBS. Lionel, Earl of Middlesex. I am unable to Toorak, Victoria, Australia. give your correspondent any particulars of Thos. Byrch's arms. ROBERT WALTERS.

CROMWELL HOUSE, HIGHGATE (10th S. iv. 48). Ware Priory.

-Both Mr. Prickett, the historian of High

gate, and William Howitt, in his “Northern RISING OF THE LIGHTS” (10th S. iv. 66). – Heights,' give the date of the erection of Twenty years ago I had a maidservant who, Cromwell House as about 1630. That it was according to the diagnosis of her mother, built by the Protector is most probable, for was suffering from this complaint. Acting the interior decorations display the interon the advice of the same authority, the girl twined initials I. and C. (Ireton and Cromswallowed a quantity of gun-shot to keep well), and previous to a destructive fire in 'em down." I have not seen the earlier refer 1865 the drawing - room ceiling, bore the ences in 'N. & Q., but in my opinion this Ireton arıns. EVERARD HOME COLEMAN. particular case of “ rising of the lights

71, Brecknock Road. the well-known one of globus hystericus.

John S. CRONE.

I venture to point out that there is no

reliable evidence that the Protector built [This remedy is mentioned at gth S. vi. 415, 516.)

this house as a residence either for himself BIBLIOGRAPHIES (10th S. iii. 243, 316, 394). — or for General Ireton. The general could, MR. EDWARD SMITH's comments on the however, have lived but little here. Having annotation of bibliographies receive con married Bridget Cromwell in 1646, he was firmation in the pamphlet described below:- immediately engaged in active service. He

New York State Library.—Lecture Outlines sat in judgment on King Charles, and in and Problems. Albany: University of the State 1650 went as commander of the army in of New York, October, 1902.” 8vo. Paged 85-143. Ireland, where he died on 26 Nov., 1651. (See ‘Principles of Book Annotation,' pp. 135-8.)

HENRY GERALD HOPE. The article last cited, being written by 119, Elms Road, Clapham, S.W. Mrs. S. C. Fairchild, vice-director of the New York State Library School

, is authori; House having been built by the Protector

There is no direct evidence of Cromwell tative in every particular, and a very useful guide. EUGENE F. McPIKE,

for his son-in-law General Ireton; but it is Chicago, U.S.

not unlikely. Ireton could, however, have

lived but little here. He married Bridget INCLEDON : COOKE (10th S. iii. 464 ; iv. 92). — Cromwell in 1646. He was directly after Annotating his brief account of George engaged in active service. On the proclama

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tion of the Commonwealth he was sent to "Quartodecimans," as MR. LYNN says. Yet Ireland, and died there in November, 1651 in ante-Nicene and ante-Gregorian history, (The Environs of London,' by James in the description of the Nicene calendar Thorne, F.S.A., 1876, part i. p. 351). by St. Ambrose, and in the decree of Pope Prickett, in his "History of Highgate,' 1842, Victor, there is no mention of • Pleni. p. 76, says less.

lunarians" or of the “full moon," but explicit J. HOLDEN MACMICHAEL. reference to the "fourteenth day” of the 6, Elgin Court, W.

calendar moon. And in Clavius's own work, Neither Nelson, in his “Antiquities of 'Romani Calendarii a Gregorio XIII., which Islington' (1829), nor Tomlins, in his 'Peram- appeared in A.D. 1603 at Rome, a passage bulation of that district (1858), makes occurs which reads in English thus: “The mention of Cromwell House, although both Church, in finding the new moon, and from refer, passingly, to the Protector's connexion it the fourteenth day, uses neither the true

nor the mean motion of the moon,

The with that part of North London.

but former credited authority (p. 85) remarks :

measures only according to the order of a On the north side of the road at Upper Hollo- cycle.” And the motions of Clavius's calendar way (which is near the foot of Highgate Hill) are

moon were so arranged as to be in advance a few ancient houses, which it is probable were

of the moon of the heavens. For as the formerly inhabited by persons of note; but nothing early Christian Church kept the first day now remains to point out who have been their of the week (Sunday) as the special day of original possessors. Tradition reports that Oliver the new dispensation to mark their dissociaCromwell resided in one of them (now the Crown tion from the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday), public-house)...... It does not appear, however, that the Protector ever had a house in this parish, similarly their ecclesiastical calendar emphathough he in all probability visited the place; for sized a desire for an allied yet different date his contemporary and associate, Sir Arthur Hesil. for Easter from the time of the Jewish rige, had beyond a doubt a dwelling in Islington.” Passover.


Toorak, Victoria, Australia. Fair Park, Exeter. EASTER DAY AND THE FULL MOON (10th S. iv. 69). —Sir Thomas Browne, in his ‘Religio

ADAM'S COMMEMORATIVE PILLARS (10th S. iii. 281).- While heartily supporting Mr. Medici,' writes as follows: W. T. LYNN with regard to fixing Easter Feast on the second Sunday in April in lost lines of Cicero; others with as many groans

“I have heard some with deep sighs lament the perpetuum, may I- with all due deference to deplore the combustion of the Library of Alexanhis exactness generally-note that the rule dria : for my own part, I think there be too many which refers to the Paschal “full moon" is in the world, and could with patience behold the not strictly correct? The fact is that the urn and ashes of the Vatican, could I, with a few Act of Parliament 24 Geo. II. cap. 23, A.D. 1751 would not omit a Copy of Enoch’s Pillars, had

others, recover the perished leaves of Solomon. I (see ‘Statutes at Large,' vol. vii. pp. 329-45), they many nearer authors than Josephus, or did while adopting the tables of Clavius, should not relish somewhat of the Fable.” – Dent's ed., have set forth "the fourteenth day of the pp. 36-7. calendar moon," and not the full moon.'

The Jewish historian and antiquary is, And this same mistake it is that persists in therefore, the first narrator of the legend the Anglican Church Prayer-Book rules, and but in a note condensed from Greenhill must be the cause very often of miscon- we are told that ception. Thus we find persons complaining Josephus does not mention Enoch, but says the

. that the ecclesiastical calendar on this, as on descendants of Seth erected two pillars, on which other occasions, seems partly to agree with, were engraven all the discoveries then known to and yet mainly disagree from, The Nautical mankind.”—P. 188. Almanac.' It is, of course, well known that

JOAN T. CURRY. the fourteenth day of Nisan figures in the HYSKER OR HESKER (10th S. iv. 69).— The Jews' mode of reckoning the date of their Hysker isles-or rocks, as they are generally Passover; also that the observance thereof called-lie about nine miles west of Rum, and at the present time by the Jews on the four- about five south-west of Canna. The larger teenth day, after the new moon does not is about half a mile long, by about one-third appear to be in accordance with the order of a mile broad; the other is much smaller. made for its observance at the time of its The highest point, as marked on the chart, institution. But this, as Kipling would say, is thirty-four feet. Till recently they were "is another story." In the early Christian uninhabited, but a lighthouse has lately been Church those who adhered to the Judaizing erected there by the Northern Lights Commethod of keeping Easter were called missioners, so that there is now a permanent,

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