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P. 253).

104. P. 625, The Kind Keeper and Madame 130. P. 625, The Skilful Negociator and Madame de -Earl of Bessborough and Madame

B.......g.-Count Malzahn and...... Gilbert.

131, P. 675, The Priest of Nature and the Artful 205. P. 675, The Political and Platonic Lovers.


....... and Mrs. M...... Catharine Macauley and Dr. Thomas

HORACE BLEACKLEY. Wilson (v. vol. iii. p. 681].

Fox Oak, Walton-on-Thames.

(To be continued.) Vol. IX. (1777). 106. P. 9, Malagrida and Thalia.-Lord Shelburne and Mrs. Abington.

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S VISITS TO 107. P. 65, C..... L..... S.....h, Esquire, and Lady

T...... :-Charles Loraine Smith and
Lady Tyrconnel.

MR. J. B. WAINEWRIGHT in his note upon 103. P. 121, D.... of D.......... and Miss Charlotte Thomas Founde, S.J. (ante, p. 184), made

Sp....... - Duke of Devonshire and some statements about these visits which

Charlotte Spencer. 109. P. 177, The Cozened Minor and Madame Le two visits paid by Elizabeth to Winchester,

are not altogether accurate. He spoke of—Sir J. St. Aubyn and...... 110. P. 233, The Amorous Justice and Mrs. L........m. and assigned the first to August, 1562, and

-Justice Addington and Mrs. Les- the second to the year 1570. These dates
need further consideration, and

the 111. P. 289, The E.... of C....... and Vis-à-vis T....d. subject has not much to do with Pounde, it - Earl of

can be dealt with more conveniently under 112. P. 345, Capt. Toper and the Hibernian Thiais. a fresh heading.

- Capt. Roper and Mrs. F.....m. 1. The first visit occurred in the August 113. P. 346, Le Conte des Lunettes and Miss D........ of 1560 (Nichols, Progresses,' i. 87, edition -Charles Mordaunt, fourth Earl of of 1823), and not in that of 1562.

ME Peterborough, and Miss Dawson. *114. P. 457, The Earl of H... and Mrs. Winter: by misreading Nichols. The Queen's letters

WAINEWRIGHT evidently got the date wrong
Earl of Hillsborough and Mrs.

of 22 August, 1560, were written from 115. P.513, The Complying Colonel and the Wanton Winchester (Cal. S.P. Foreign, 1560-1,'

Widow.-Col. C......... and...... 116. P. 569, The Sporting Rover and Miss C..t.r.

2. A second visit, which may have been Thomas Panton and Miss Carter. 117. P. 625, The Whimsical Lover and Miss D.....le. paid in the course of a journey northward,

-George James, first Marquis of perhaps occurred in September, 1569. On
Cholmondeley, and......

the 9th of that month the Queen was at 118. P. 675, The Predestined Prelate and the Pious Southampton ("Cal. Southampton Corpora

Mrs. Leerwell.—Rev. Augustus Top-tion MSS.,' 18), whither she had come from lady and......

Titchfield ; and by the 22nd she was at the Vol. X. (1778).

Vyne, near Basingstoke (Nichols, i. 258-62) 119. P. 9, The Hearty Alderman and the Persuasive Unless she chose some roundabout route,

Housekeeper.-John Hart and Han. the details of which do not seem to be re nah Hickman.

corded, she must have passed, on her way to 120. P. 65, The Artful Lover and Miss C.lm.n.— the Vyne, through Winchester, even if she

Lord Villiers (?) and Miss Colman. 121. P. 121, The Pliant Premier and Miss Sp..c.r.-evidence of her presence in the city upon

there made no halt. I have not found any Lord North and Miss Spencer. 122. P. 177, The Martial Lover and Miss L......n.- this occasion ; but the Bodleian apparently

Lord Petersham and Fanny L....... 11. possesses a MS. account of the expenses of 123. P. 233, The Cautious Conimander and Mrs. preparing "lady Masson's house for the—General Amherst and...... 124. P. 289, Admiral Sternpost and Miss Sp..ks.- Cat. MSS. Rawl., Bodl., Parts I. and II.,

See 'Indes, Queen's reception in 1569. and Miss Sparks. 125. P. 345, The Successful Gallant and the Paphian p. 976. Was this lady the widow of Sir John


William Bird and Lady Mason, Knt., who enjoyed the deanery of Percy.

Winchester in Edward VI.'s reign ? 126. P. 401, The Brilliant Baronet and Miss

3. There is an entry in the Winchester Sir Michael le Fleming and Miss College accounts for the year 1570 (so it is

Scott. 127. P. 457, The Licentious Lover and La Femme said) of wine and money given to the

sans souci....... and Lady Grosvenor. Queen's minstrels (tibicines). Out of this 128. P. 513. The Libertine Lad and Miss B.....9.- entry historians of the College have con

Sir John Lade and Miss Maria structed a visit in 1570. by the Queen herself,

B.......8. 129. P. 569, The Admirable Advocate and Miss and they have ascribed to this visit, which C......le.- Alexander Wedderburn and

I believe to be imaginary, some proceedings Miss Charlotte C......le.

which, as I propose to show, occurred really




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four years later. See Walcott, Wykeham she departed for Sir Richard Murton's (sic)

and his Colleges,' 157, 207 ; Adams, Wyke- at Tisted ('Cal. Cecil MSS.,' iii. 178). Murton I hamica,' 77 ; Kirby, Annals,' 281 ; Leach, is, I suppose, a misprint for Norton. Nichols

I i History (1899), 291, but he afterwards does not mention this visit to Winchester ;

changed his opinion (vide infra). These are, and Milner disbelieved in its occurrence, no doubt, the authorities which MR. WAINE though in Wilkes’s ‘Winchester' (1773), ij. 99, WRIGAT 'followed when he spoke of the the charter of 23 January, 1587/8, which Queen's coming to the College in 1570. But Sir Francis Walsingham obtained for the city these authorities notwithstanding, I share (* Confirmation Roll,' 23-30 Eliz., m. 18), had

the scepticism about this visit expressed by been treated as the fulfilment of a promise ! Milner (* Hist. of Winchester,' i. 372, second made by the Queen during a recent visit.

edition); though I do not share with Milner 6. In 1591 Elizabeth was back in Hamp

(who thought that Elizabeth was at his city shire. She came viâ Chichester, was at Ports! only once, in 1560) his view that she pur- mouth about the end of August, and was.

posely avoided it as much as she could. My then expected to go to Basing ( Çal. S.P. | scepticism is not diminished by what I find Dom., 1591-4,' p. 97), as later she doubtless.

in Nichols (iii. 99), who know nothing of a did (ibid., 504; Cal. Cecil MSS.,' iv. 142). personal visit by the Queen either in 1570* According to Nichols (iii. 98-100, 121) her or in 1571, but who cites from the College course from Portsmouth took her first to accounts of 1571 another entry of a small Titchfield and Southampton, afterwards to gift to the Queen's players (lusores). My Farleigh (13 Sept.), and to Odiham and Elvepresent idea is that these minstrels and tham (20 Sept.), and thence to Farnham players at times strolled away from the (24 Sept.). In going from Southampton to Court, and made independent tours upon Farleigh she probably passed through Wintheir own account. . But I should welcome chester and possibly stopped there; for further light upon this point.

Nichols (iii. 99) quotes, as if from the city 4. The Queen came in person to the city in accounts of 1591, items for wine supplied to the September, 1574. The Council sat at Salis- Queen's servants (famuli)and for linen washed bury on 7 September, at Winchester on the after the departure of the Court folk (aulici). 11th, and at Farnham on the 19th (Acts of 7. In June, 1596, Cecil received a letter P.C.,' N.S. viii.). Nichols (i. 410) failed to from John Harnar, who had been head master trace the progress this year beyond Wilton at Winchester College since 1588, and was and Salisbury, but the movements of the now candidate for the wardenship, which Council mark the Queen's subsequent course. next month he obtained. In this letter See also Cal. S.P. Dom., Add. 1566-79, p. 488. (Cal. Cecil MSS.,' vi. 237) Harmar states Among the entertainments provided in honour that when the Queen was last in Hants “she of this visit to Winchester, I think that we had the scholars before her at Aberston." may safely include the display of scholarship See Leach, History,' 318 ; Victoria History,' which the above-mentioned histories of the ii. 315. Aberston is Abbotstone, near Itchen College assigned to the imaginary visit of Abbas, and the manor of Aberston belonged 1570. A copy of the Greek and Latin verses to the Marquesses of Winchester (Woodward, with which the boys greeted their sovereign Hampshire,' ii. 39). Mr. Leach assigns the has been preserved (Bodleian, Rawl. MSS. event in question to 1592, and Nichols throws Poet. 187)." I must add that Mr. Leach, in no light upon the point. As the scholars his later work for the 'Victoria History of went a journey to see the Queen, it may be Hampshire' (ii. 314), rejects 1570 as the date thought that she was on a progress which of these verses, on the ground that some of did not bring her into the city. But howthem were by boys who were not admitted ever that may be, 1591 is the real date of the as scholars of the College until three years Aberston episode ;

for Richard Powlett, later. He therefore adopts 1573 as the date. writing in 1600 ("Cal. Cecil MSS.,' x. 220), But of any progress which brought Elizabeth

that he was sheriff the year

her into the heart of Hampshire in 1573 there Majesty made her last progress into Hampseems to be no trace.

shire." He was sheriff of Hants from Nov., 5. The Queen was at the city again in 1590, to Nov., 1591. 1586. She came from Bishop's Waltham on 8. Lastly, Mr.

Leach (* Vict. Hist, ii. 315) Thursday, 1 September, and stayed at Win- mentions yet a later occasion upon which the chester until the following Monday, when scholars composed verses for the Queen

(Bodleian MS.). From the names he mentions * In his note at iii. 99, 1570 is clearly a slip for the verses must be assigned to a date within 1569. See i. 259-61.

a year before February, 1601/2. He suggests

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that they were written at the time when Menes, the first king who united all Egypt Elizabeth was visiting Basing House and under one rule. Both Herodotus and Diodorus Farnham Castle, but, as he says, it is not speak of a king called Mæris, who is said to clear exactly when or where they were de- have excavated the famous lake of that name, livered. So we cannot infer from them a a work really due to Amenemhat III., visit to Winchester. In Sept., 1601, it may name of the lake, as Dr. Budge points out, be added, Elizabeth spent thirteen days at being derived from an Egyptian word, Basing and then went to Farnham (Nichols, either Mu-ur=great water, or Mer-ur=great iii. 566, citing Stow's 'Annals'; see p. 797, canal. edition of 1631).

Gibbon relates in his autobiography that To sum up the effect of this note. Elizabeth during an Oxford vacation in 1751 he first was at Winchester certainly thrice-in 1560, resolved to write a book. The title was 'The 1574, and 1586. She was probably there also Age of Sesostris,' but its sole object was “to in 1569 and 1591 ; but probably neither in investigate the probable date of the life and 1570 nor in 1573, as alleged. She may have reign of the conqueror of Asia.” The sheets been there upon other occasions ; but if so, of that youthful effort remained twenty years I have overlooked the evidence and shall be at the bottom of a drawer, and in a general glad to learn from what sources it can be clearance of papers (November, 1772) were gleaned.

H. C. committed to the flames. Utterly without

interest or value would such a work (written “PRATY": ITS ORIGIN.—I am afraid most long before the decipherment of Egyptian Englishmen regard this synonym for the bieroglyphics) have indeed been nos

W. T. LYNN. “Irish apricot" as a mere corruption of our

Blackheath. word potato, but it is something more than that. It is practically pure Gaelic, and in SUICIDES BURIED IN THE OPEN FIELDS.the Munster dialect, which is that of which Of course it is a well-known fact that formerly I have most knowledge, it is written práta suicides were buried at the cross-roads, or in in the singular, prátaidhe in the plural, the burial-ground on the north side of the while in Meath and Ulster it is pronounced church; but the following extract from & and written préata, plural préataidhe. Of fifteenth-century translation of "The Alpha

' course these forms go back ultimately to bet of Tales' (E.E.T.S., vol. cxxvii.) shows potato. They illustrate a tendency, which is that they were also interred in the open common to all Gaeldom, to substitute r. for t. fields : " They berid hur in the felde as men Readers of Hall Caine's famous novel The duse with thaim att kyllis therselfe.” Manxman’ will remember a case in point,

HENRY FISHWICK. viz., the name of his heroine,

“ Kirrie." i.e.,



LIPS HAVE PLEADED." (See ante, p. 220.) UCHOREUS. — The legend of Sesostris, the

These verses were written by Miss Ophelia supposed great Egyptian conqueror, is given and were published in The Christian Standard

G. Browning, afterwards Mrs. Burroughs,

( Diodorus Siculus, who puts his name in the in May, 1880, with the title 'Sometime: form Sesoosis.

M. C. L. Two earlier kings are men.


New York. tioned by Diodorus, whose names and deeds are also stated erroneously. Of Osyman- ENGLISH POETS AND THE ARMADA.- In the dyas I have already spoken at p. 305 of this monograph on Andrew Marvell, recently convolume under the heading. The First Warlike tributed by Mr. Augustine Birrell to the King.' Dr. Budge points out ('History of “English Men of Letters" Series, a reference Egypt,' vol. v. p. 92) that the monument to the poet's celebration of Blake's victory at which Diodorus called the tomb of Osyman. Santa Cruz in 1657 leads to some remarks on dyas was, in fact, "the funeral temple of poems of action. Drayton's Song of AginRameses II., many of whose. wars and ex- court and Jean Eliot's Flowers of the ploits he attributed to Sesostris, in accordance Forest' are mentioned as worthy, but belated with the form of the legend of Sesostris memorials, while Addison's Blenheim' is which was current in his time." The other depreciated, and it is added that no poet sang king mentioned by Diodorus alone is called Chatham's victories. Even the Spanish by him Uchoreus (in my former letter this Armada," says Mr. Birrell, at p. 70 of his appears erroneously as Uchoveus), and said volume," had to wait for Macaulay's spirited to have been the founder of Memphis, which fragment." As a matter of fact, however, really appears to have owed its origin to the fate of the Armada inspired Alexander

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Hume, who was directly cognizant of the Cursum Prosequor.” In the second state the episode, and died early in the seventeenth left-hand inscription reads upwards as in the century: Hume was parish minister of Logie, first state, but the right-hand one reads near Stirling, and holds a place among minor downwards, and the arrangement of the poets with his lyric The Day Estivall; or, Aeurons that divide the sentences is quite Thanks for a Summer Day Ön the Armada different. There is also a good deal of crosshe evolved, in heroic couplets, an expansive hatching, &c., in the bottom

part of the print and resonant hymn of praise, somewhat in which does not exist in the first state. the devout spirit of Deborah and Moses, and

W. F. PRIDEAUX. entitled it The Triumph of the Lord after

BALL-GAMES PLAYED ON FESTIVALS.-As the Manner of Men; Alluding to the Defait readers of N. & Q.' may perhaps remember, of the Spanish Navie, 1588.

' One of Southey's the ancient hood-game of Haxey, in Lincolnearly lyrics, written in an unrimed stanza, shire, is a sport akin to football, though the after a fashion with which the poet was fond of dallying, is on “The Spanish Armada.' From time immemorial it has been played

object contended for is a roll of leather. Dated from Westbury in 1798, the ballad is slight and not very effective; but it is not

on Old Christmas Day, unless that festival without vivid flashes, and the fact that it is happens to fall on a Sunday, Southey's entitles it to recognition.

In George Kennan's 'Tent Life in Siberia,'

1870, p. 292, the author relates that during THOMAS BAYNE.

his residence at Anadyrsk, in North-Eastern WATERLOO VETERAN. As there seems to be Siberia, just south of the Arctic circle, an idea that the last of the veterans of "crowds of men played football on the snow Waterloo has been dead now some years, it on 6 January, N.s., the Russian Christmas, may be of interest to note that this is not "and the whole settlement presented an really the case. The following cutting from animated, lively appearance." On p. 291 the The Inverness Courier of 18 August witnesses local carol singers are described, and on to a yet living memory of the famous fight:- p. 298 it is noted that

"A Veteran of Waterloo.—John Vaughan, who throughout the holidays the whole population is stated to have served as a bugler boy under did nothing but pay visits, give tea-parties, and Wellington at Waterloo, has arrived at Birkenhead amuse themselves with dancing, sleigh-riding, and in an exhausted condition. His age is stated to be playing ball. Every evening between Christmas 104 years, and, on account of pension having and New Year, bands of masquers dressed in lapsed, his case has been brought to the notice of fantastic costumes went around with music to all the King, who ordered the War Office to make the houses in the village and treated the inmates investigations. Before these could be carried out to songs and dances." Vaughan disappeared from Wrexham and took to the road, being picked up by the police in a pitiable Christmas mummeries indulged in several

To read of anything. so familiar as plight. Colonel Davidson and the War Office have been notified of Vaughan's whereabouts.”

degrees north of Kamchatka revolutionizes

one's ideas of life in the further North-East. Fort Augustus.

But it is more strange still to find that

festive games which are supposed to be conMORGAN AND POLTON, BISHOPS OF WOR- nected with sun-worship are still kept up CESTER.–At the coronation of Henry VI. on with spirit in that remote corner of the 6 November, 1429, “the Byschoppe of Wor: earth, though they are growing obsolete in sethyr radde the gospelle at the auter.” Western Europe.

B. L. R. C. (Gregory's 'Chronicle, Camd. Soc., N.S., xvii. 167). The index, which rightly says that “SPONGEITIS."— The following is extracted Philip Morgan was Bishop of Worcester from The Daily Telegraph of 12 September: 1419-25, wrongly identifies him with this “At a crowded meeting, held at Canning Town gospeller. Morgan was translated to Ely in Public Hall last night, in connexion with the un1425. Thomas Polton was Bishop of Wor-employed agitation, the suggestion recently made cester from 1426 to 1435.

W. C. B.

at Forest Gate that West Ham is suffering from

• spongeitis' was strongly repudiated, and a reso. TERRY'S VOYAGE TO EAST INDIA,' 1655.- immediately arrange for an official house-to-house

lution passed requesting the borough council to I do not think I have seen it noticed that census in order to provide reliable data in view of the portrait by “Ro. Vaughan," which forms the question raised as to the amount of distress the frontispiece of this book, is found in two prevailing." states. In the first state the inscription round This new development from the old slang the oval portrait reads upwards on the left, word sponge is so hideous and unnecessary “Patriam Inquiro: Nondum Attigi," and also that it seems scarcely likely to have any upwards on the right, “ Peregrinus in Terra : popular vogue.

A. F. R.

B. W.


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weorpen=to twist? What is left of the Way

would scarcely seem to support such a deriWe must request correspondents desiring in. vation, as it is tolerably straight. I am formation on family matters of only private interest unacquainted with any old spellings, and do to affix their names and addresses to their queries, not find it mentioned in any of the books I in order that answers may be sent to them direct.

have referred to. H. W. UNDERDOWN. MINERS' GREETING.–Perhaps you could DALLAS.-Some fifteen or sixteen years ago kindly let me know if there is an English a Miss Dallas died in Edinburgh, and thereequivalent for the German miners' greeting after, amongst other books, a “family” Bible

Glückauf!" German miners call it to each was accidentally disposed of. It is said to other, instead of Good-day,”_ when they have contained some record of the family of descend the pits to work there. I am looking William Dallas, of “ Lloyd's Coffee-House." If for its equivalent for a translation I am the volume is still in existence I should be making, and should like to know if in coal. infinitely obliged if its present owner would mining districts in England they use a similar favour me with particulars of its contents. expression. (Mrs.) GRACE VON WENTZEL..

DALLAS. Charlottenburg, Berlin. [We know of no verbal salutation special to

Du BARTAS.-Can some reader of 'N. & Q.' In several parts of Great Britain miners tell me to whom the following refers ? Have have a peculiar wave of the hand, almost like the I discovered a “mare's nest” in supposing it

blowing of a kiss," which they employ to their may refer to Shakespeare ? ,In a passage friends when meeting or passing.]

occurring in the 'Second Week'of Du Bartas's HYDE MARRIAGES.

Judith, daughter of poem, added evidently, by the translator Sir Edınund Carey, Knt., of Sussex, is said Sylvester, and written about 1598, we find: to have married (circa 1690) Richard Hyde,

O furnish me with an unvulgar style second son

That I by this may wean our wanton Ile of Laurence Hyde, Earl of From Ovid's heirs and their unhallowed spell : Rochester, son of the great Chancellor. Their

Here charming senses, charming souls in Hell. son Oliver Hyde, R.N., married Mary Alice Let this provoke our modern wits to sacre Spring, daughter of Lord Howton. Can any Their wondrous gifts to honour thee their Maker. reader of N. & Q.' give me any information After mentioning Daniel the poet, he goes on: about either of these marriages ? According And our new Naso, that so passionates to the 'D.N.B.,' Laurence Hyde had only The heroic spirit of love-sick potentates, one son, Henry, who reached manhood, and May change their subject. who became fourth and last Earl Clarendon. Meres compares Shakespeare to Ovid. No

ROBERT B. DOUGLAS. doubt inore than one poet of the time was 64, Rue des Martyrs, Paris.

imbued with the Ovidian spirit, and Marlowe

and others practically translated parts of ARCHBISHOP KEMPE. I should be very Ovid. The vilely obscene Choyse of Valenmuch obliged if you could help me to find tires,' by Nash, lately printed in the dev a portrait of Archbishop Kempe, the founder edition of his works, would most decidedl; of this college. I am anxious to obtain a come under Sylvester's censure which I have copy for the walls of our refectory, and if, quoted. with your kind assistance, I could discover I am aware that such an obvious passage the whereabouts of a portrait, I would take as the above must have been often noticed steps to have a copy made. It is possible before ; but I do not happen to have seen an; that some of your readers or contributors explanation of it. REGINALD HAINES. may know where such a portrait is, or might Royal Societies' Club. be willing to suggest possible huntinggrounds. M. J. R. DUNSTAN.

ST. NICHOLAS SHAMBLES.- At p. 254, ante, South-Eastern Agricultural College, Wye, Kent. I quoted Stow's reference to this church, in

which he states that “many fair houses are WORPLE WAY.-What is the meaning of now built in a court with a well [misprinted the name of this footway at Richmond, "wall"], in the midst whereof the church Surrey? It bifurcates with the Upper stood.” "In The Gentleman's Magazine, 1835, Sheen Road at its Richmond end, runs part ii. pp. 584-5, Mr. A. J. Kempe wrote almost parallel with that road for two or that “the churchyard of St. Nicholas Shambles three hundred yards, and comes out into a is now occupied by Bull Head Court, Newnew road at its Mortlake end, and probably gate Street, in which to this day remains the it extended much further in former times. ancient well noticed by Stow.” It is only Can the word be connected with the A.-S. seventy years since Kempe wrote ; and I

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