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Douglas Freshfield's 'Round Kangchenjunga' * LEAR,' III. vi. 25, 26.-The reading more (1903), pp. 108, 109 :
commonly accepted here is, “Look, where he “We were face to face with Kangchenjunga..... stands and glares ! Wantest thou eyes at From time to time we came across some of the large trial, madam ?”. The first quarto gives, tailless rats, to shoot which, in the belief of the “Looke where he stands and glars, wanst natives, brings on storms and tenipests."
thou eyes, at tral madam”; the second, These animals are, I presume, possessed of "Looke.....
, wantst thou eies at triall madain." evil spirits armed with such powers, and take In neither is there a note of admiration after their revenge accordingly. Shakespeare know glars, or comma after tral (or triall), or note of them three centuries ago. The people of of interrogation after madam. Theobald the Himalayas have invested their mountains changes “he” to “she," and most editions with numerous spirits, demons, and other seem to suppose that in the latter sentence supernatural inhabitants for ages.
Edgar is referring to Lear's words. There is H. C. HART.
warrant for Theobald's alteration, for
"he" clearly refers to Edgar's previous "I WIS YOUR
A WORSER MATCH, ‘RICHARD III.,' I. iii. 102.-These words, “The foul fiend bites me," while in words were used by Richard, Duke of Glou- his next speech he continues the same theme. cester, in a taunting reply to Earl Rivers, Moreover, his words, though wild and whirlreferring to the marriage of Elizabeth Wood- ing, are not meaningless, which can hardly ville (Grey) to King Edward IV. As they
be said of “Wantest thou eyes at trial,
madam ?” stand with the context, they seem to suggest that one of the grandmothers of Earl Rivers
I suggest “Look, where he stands and married beneath her. It appears, however,
glares, worse than eyes at trol-madam.” In on tracing the genealogy of the family, that The Winter's Tale, IV. iii
. 92, “troll-myRichard Woodville of the Mote, the paternal dames” is a corruption of trou-madam, and grandfather, married Jane Beauchamp, who trou in that word, as in so many technical was a menuber of a Somersetshire family of senses, exactly corresponds with our "eye" no particular notoriety, and that Peter of in similar senses (see Littré, s.v.); and the Luxembourg, Count de St. Pol, the maternal pigeon-holes in the arches of the bridge at grandfather, was not below the rank of his trou-inadam might, I think, be aptly likened spouse, Marguerite de Baux, who was the to glaring eyes, they being, as it were, the daughter of the Duke of Andria. On the holes where eyes should be, which pitifully other hand, Jacquetta, a princess of Luxem- disaster the cheeks." "Trial" for tral would bourg by birth, widow of the great Duke of be suggested by the immediate context, and
K. D. Bedford, and consequently the third lady of by Lear's words just below. the realm, allied herself with a simple knight, Richard Woodville, one of the band- i. 162 ; ii. 344, 524 ; iii. 184, 426). — Taking it
“MICHING MALLICHO" (9th S. xi. 504; 10th S. somest men of the period, which marriage, as proved that mallicho represents Castilian according to Agnes Strickland (Lives of the mal hecho=crime, mischief, may we not Queens of England,' Bohn, vol. ii. p. 1), occa- assume that miching is the equally Castilian sioned scarcely less astonishment in its day pet-name of a cat, michin=pussy ? The sense than that of Elizabeth Woodville, for its would then be à catlike, skulking, underinequality. It would seem, therefore, that hand misdeed. The same idea is pursued in Gloucester was referring to the match of that which follows, “It means mis-chief"; Jacquetta, and that Shakespeare was under for min and mis are also used in Spain as the impression that Earl Rivers belonged to vocatives for calling kittens and cats. the same generation as his nephews Grey and
EDWARD S. DODGSON. Dorset, both of whom are present. The 'N.E.D.' gives the alternative mean
“A FAIRE VESTALL. ings to the word "grandam," (1) an ances-WEST, ," "MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,' II. i. tress, and (2) a gossip. The first appears to 158 (10th S. iii. 425).- Do not the comparisons be only used of a more distant relationship with Barnfield's 'Cynthia' suggest that the (e.g., our grandmother Eve); and the other plagiarism, if any there is, is on the part of does not seem to be applicable to the present the latter ? Cynthia,? I understand,
was I should feel indebted to any of your published in 1595. Surely ‘Titus Andronicus readers if they could throw light on the is antecedent to this. 1590 is usually the passage, or refer me to any work in which latest date assigned. 'Romeo and Juliet,' the matter has been discussed.
perhaps, is doubtful, but '1, 2, and 3
, F. W. BAXTER, Henry VI.,' 'Richard' III., and probably 170, Church Street, Stoke Newington, N. "Richard II.' also, would be before 1595.
But similarity (of ideas, and even of diction) Lest this version should be permanently is no proof of plagiarism. It is constantly accepted, it is well to hear the other side. found where no intercommunication is pos- In a letter to The Times, which appeared sible. "Night's pitchy mantle” ('1 Henry 15 November, Mr. Sargeaunt, Assistant SecreVI., II. ii. 2) is certainly suggestive of tary and Curator of the Royal United “night's sable mantle,” but “ winter's wrath Service Institution, Whitehall, where Nelson's ful nipping cold” (“2 Henry VI.,' II. iv. 3) coat is now being exhibited, states that he is not necessarily a paraphrase of "wrath's has examined winter"; and “tributary tears" and "eternal “the stains on both the coat and waistcoat. The night” might occur anywhere, and are no waistcoat bears stains of blood about the left more literary monopolies than "green goose-shoulder, the spot where the fatal bullet entered, berries" or "fat oxen.” Thus, again, the and there are marks of blood on the coat at the
place where it would immediately cover the stains occurrence of “ Bellona's bridegroom” in on the waistcoat. The coat bears a few other Macbeth,' though certainly suggestive of stains on the living of the left tail, and it is “ Mars's female mate" in Chapman's 'Iliad,' possible that when Lord Nelson was being carried does not necessarily involve an alteration in below to the cockpit the blood dripped on to this the date (1606) usually assigned to the play. portion of the coat. There are some other stains (By the by, I think the fifth book of Chap- of oil of camphor."
on the lining of the coat which appear to be those man's 'Iliad' was published in 1609, not 1610.) The expression would occur to any question Lord Glasgow's statement, but
Mr. Sargeaunt adds that he does not one acquainted with classical history, even in translations, and Shakespeare was familiar having regard to Dr.
Beatty's account of the with Bellona from Phayre's Æneid.' There wound, printed in The Medical Journal of is a very striking parallel to Chapman in 1806, vol. xv., he thinks it right to point out
Troilus and Cressida which could not have that “the bloodstains about the left shoulder been copied, as Chapman's twenty-third book of the coat are unquestionably the result of was not published till 1611 :
Lord Nelson's wound."
* N. & Q.' is the place, above all others, Ulysses. That spirit of his [Diomede's] In aspiration lifts him from the earth.
where sea-serpents may be “scotched,” if not * Troilus and Cressida,' IV. v. 15, 16.
actually killed. RICHARD EDGCUMBE. Diomed's dart still from his shoulders flow,
Edgbarrow, Crowthorne, Berks.
NELSONIANA.—I can remember many years
ago a large coloured engraving representing 8, Royal Avenue, S.W.
The Death of Nelson,' in which he is supported by several of the sailors, and is
wearing a dark green coat. To the left of LORD NELSON'S COAT
, WESTPHAL's Blood. – As possibly in the habited in a scarlet coat and
epaulettes, . future there may be some question as to
and to the right a couple of midshipmen whether the bloodstains on the coat which looking on. Lord Nelson wore at Trafalgar were caused the seat of the Rev. Thomas Witham, were
At Lartington Hall, near Barnard Castle, by his wound, I venture to draw attention to a letter addressed to The Times by Lord two fine companion pictures by W. Jones Glasgow on 13 November.
Barker, one representing Wellington reading
In that letter the dispatches of the battle of Chilianwallah Lord Glasgow states that some years ago in 1849, and the other showing Nelson on his Admiral Westphal told him that the blood, knees in his cabin composing his prayer just stains in question were caused by Lord before the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Nelson's coat having been placed under
I also remember, some forty years ago, Admiral Westphal's head while he, then a midshipman, lay wounded in the cockpit of meeting an old naval officer who had been
in the Victory at Trafalgar. "It isn't
Nelson's the Minotaur, commanded by Capt. Louis, blood, it's my blood," said the Admiral in at the battle of the Nile in 1798, and who
spoke of Nelson as Sir Horatio, for he had
not then been raised to the peerage. "It happened in this way......I was severely
JOHN PICKFORD, M. A. wounded in the head by a splinter, and was taken Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge. to the cockpit. The men who had taken me down ......found a coat folded up......and placed it under my head. It turned out to be the Admiral's coat,
CHARLES LAMB. I have been unable to and that was the way in which my blood stained find in Mr. E. V. Lucas's splendid 'Life Nelson's coat."
Charles Lamb'any explanation of the refer
ence to a continental tour which is contained meant to have sent for. C. L." Westwood in the following extract from The Mirror of has attested this as the “autograph of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction for Charles Lamb," and has also written 30 May, 1835:
“ Cowden Clarke" below Lamb's note. On The late Charles Lamb.
the title-page is the inscription, in WestDid this delightful writer ever prepare for the wood's handwriting, “Thos Westwood from press, those papers appertaining to a continental C. Lamb, Esq.," and the inside cover also tour which
he speaks of in the correspondence of the bears Westwood's book-plate. London Magazine, as being busy then in arranging ? Another relic I value is the copy of 'Elia' To what part of the European terra firma did he go? if to Holland, how graphically would he have in boards, uncut, with the first title-page) described the Dutchman, with a tread like his that Lamb presented to John Payne Collier *Gentle Giantess," and his inmovable attitude and in exchange for 'A Poet's Pilgrimage,' as Rilent puffs, over his pipe of Kynaster or Virginia. recorded by the latter in 'An Old Man's I know many anecdotes of this witty and open- Diary,' part iv. p. 84, and that contains at hearted man: If ever human being
detested bypo the top of the
title-page Lamb's presentation crisy, Lamb did ; if ever human being delighted to perform a generous action, reckless of worldly inscription. I purchased it at the sale of ostentation or public appreciation, from pure Collier's books in August, 1884. 'motives alone, it was the author of 'Charles Wood.
W. F. PRIDEAUX. ville.' How pregnant with meaning are his deli. neations: for instance, in speaking of his erudite
FIFTEENTH - CENTURY BANQUET. The friend, George Dyer, the learned explorer of college following forms No. 27 in Harl. MS. 7017 in and other libraries, he says, “I will have him bound the British Museum :in Russia"
who would not recognise the learned author of 'The Privileges of the University of Wax Chandlers the 29th Octo: 1478, [being] the
“A Bill of Fare for the Worshipful Company of Cambridge, the moment he reads this flashing Lord Mayor's Day, 18° Edwd. 4th : For a Capon, sentence. Mr. Moxon's tribute to the memory of his highly valued friend is indited with true spirit 64; A Pig, 4d; A Loin of Beef, 41; A Leg of of feeling and taste. Lamb was like a beam of Mutton, 244; A Coney, 24; A Dozen of Pigeons, sunshine on his threshold, -his nearest, his most 7;, A Hundred Eggs, 844,
A Goose, 64; 2 Loyns intimate friend.
of Mutton and 2 Loyns of Veal, 18 41; One Gallon Marlborough Terrace, Albany Road.
of Red Wine, gd; One Kilderkin of Ale, 1:87;
[Total,] 78. Extracted from the Companie's Lamb's only continental tour consisted, I Book.” imagine, in a visit to Paris in 1822, though One can imagine that the difference between he may have contemplated at some time or the cost of the above banquet and one held other à more extended trip. It is curious on a like occasion at the present day would that the writer's glowing anticipation of a be very considerable, notwithstanding the visit to Holland should have been fulfilled fact that the relative value of money in the by the latest biographer of Lamb in his fifteenth and twentieth centuries has to be recent book, "A Wanderer in Holland.' taken into account.
W. MCM. If Lamb ever contemplated visiting that country, and was prevented by circumstances “ COME OUT, 'TIS NOW SEPTEMBER.” (See from carrying out his intention, some tele- ante, p. 351.) –“Come out, 'tis now Seppathic influence may have unconsciously tember," was composed by Elizabeth Stirling, been Mr. Lucas's motive in wandering among and was first printed in Novello's ‘Part-Song the flats and dykes of that country. Who, Book'in 1850. The words were written for by the way, was “Enort”] He was a con- that work by A. T., and a prize of eight tributor in prose and verse to The Mirror, guineas was awarded to the composer of the though, in misnaining Lamb's play, not music. She was an accomplished organist perhaps a very accurate one.
and composer ; in 1863 she married Mr. F. A. As Mr. Lucas says he may perhaps on Bridge, and died in London in 1895. some future occasion issue a revised list of
WILLIAM H. CUMMINGS. the books in Lamb's library, I will venture The lines quoted by MR. HIGHAM are from to name one in my own possession, which a glee published in the early fifties of the came to me after the death of the late last century, entitled 'All among the Barley,' Thomas Westwood. It is that curious work composed by Miss Elizabeth Stirling, at “Memoirs and Anecdotes of Philip Thick, that time organist of All Saints' Church, nesse, late Lieutenant Governor of Land Poplar, E. The lyric was frequently Guard Fort, and unfortunately Father to carolled in the East End of London long George Touchet, Baron Audley Dublin...... before, on its emigration west, it became 1790," and is in the original calf binding. Un familiar at the long since defunct Evans's the inside of the cover is written: "Dear Music-Hall and Supper Rooms in Covent Clarke, I suspect this was the Book you Garden. At my advanced ago memory fails
to recall much of the verse I was well
Queries, acquainted with half a century ago, but I remember one very pretty stanza of this
WE must request correspondents desiring inglee which then took my fancy greatly.
formation on family matters of only private interest
to affix their names and addresses to their queries, GNOMON.
in order that answers may be sent to them direct. "THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE. With your permission I will supplement the
."—Will any one send information given at gth S. ii. 358, to which us direct a quotation for “photo-lithograph correspondents have since frequently been before 1870? It ought to be found in 1856 or referred. It is there stated (quoting from
J. A. H. MURRAY, The Church Family Newspaper, 5 February,
Oxford. 1897) that the author of the phrase is William “PARENESIAC.” — In Scott's 'Waverley,' Ross Wallace, but no date is given. Should ch. xliii., we read “like an hypochondriac not the name be William Stewart Ross? At person, or, as Burton's 'Anatomia hath it, a all events, he is, under the pseudonym of phrenesiac or lethargic patient." This word “Saladin," the author of a book, published has, I understand, not been found by any in 1894, entitled Woman : her Glory, her one in Burton : was Baron Brad wardine Shame, and her God,' containing, a poem intended to be speaking loosely? or was it a (reprinted in The Agnostic Journal, 8 Octo- lapsus memoriæ of Scott ? On the authority ber, 1904, p. 232), each stanza of which con- of this passage, some modern dictionaries cludes with the words :
have, without verification, attributed the the hand that rocks the cradle
word to Burton. J. A. H. MURRAY. Is the hand that rules the world.
THE AUTHOR WHITEFRIARS.' In Further, in the first series (published 1891) 'N. & Q.' for 4 November, 1865 (3rd S. viii, of The 1,000 Best Poems in the World' 382), under Notices to Correspondents,
•' (selected and arranged by E. W. Cole) is a there appears a statement that a certain poem of three verses entitled “The Hand historical tragedy, entitled "The Revolt of that rocks [sic] the World, but no author's Flanders' (published 1848). " is by Joseph name is mentioned. Each verse ends with :
Robinson, the author of Whitefriars,' &c." For the hand that rocks the cradle
Can any of your correspondents definitely Is the hand that rules the world.
clear up the identity of the person who The latter is the earlier, and, unless issued so many historical novels as “The "Saladin can show a prior claim, would Author of Whitefriars'”? appear to be the original of the phrase.
The British Museum Catalogue boldly EDWARD LATHAM. gives "Emma Robinson,” and no alternative.
Halkett and Laing, in their 'Dictionary of RAIN CAUGHT ON HOLY THURSDAY: --At the Anonymous and Pseudonymous Literature, village of Shudy Camps, in Cambridgeshire, give "Jane Robinson," except in their
, , last July, an old man told me that rain description of The Revolt of Flanders' caught on Holy Thursday was good to heal (tragedy above mentioned), wherein they sore eyes and cuts. He called it "holy specify both_Joseph Robinson and Emma water, and assured me that it “don't never Robinson. Turning to William Cushing's stink." I cannot find any mention of this 'Initials and Pseudonyms,' I find allusion to belief in books at hand.
W. M. P. “ Miss Emma Robinson, 1794–1863," as an
English novelist using the pseudonym TUNBRIDGE WELLS HARVEST Custom."Owanda"; while in Cushing's Anonyms The following is a cutting from The Standard the romance Whitefriars' is ascribed to of 29 September. As the custom has not Miss Jane (or Emma) Robinson.” Baffled been recorded in ‘N. & Q.'I send it for in- in that quarter, I consult Allibone's sertion therein :
* Dictionary of English Literature,' and find “An interesting custom has been revived by the that “ Jane Robinson figures the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Mr. Alderman H. authoress of all the various novels—WhiteThorpe. Discovering an old statute which requires friars,' Whitehall,' 'Owen Tudor,' Cæsar the mayor of the town to send corn to the parish Borgia,' &c. ; but apparently Allibone's sole church at the conclusion of each year's harvest, Mr. Thorpe purchased a large quantity and sent authority is “Olphar Hamst” (i.e., Ralph it to St. John's Church to be used in connexion Thomas) in his Handbook of Fictitious with the harvest festival there."
Names. In the last-mentioned work is a EVERARD HOME COLEMAN. note on “Miss J. Robinson, daughter of the 71, Brecknock Road.
SIR LAWRENCE DUNDAS.-Macaulay speaks is supposed to have left a brother named of him (Memoir of Oliver Goldsmith, near James, who left children and also two sisters. the end) as having brought wealth from Please reply to
A. E. HUNT. Germany. Who was he? He is not in the 136, Martin Street, Upperthorpe, Sheffield. •D.N.B.
J. K. LAUGHTON.
"THAT SAME."-In The Academy of 30 SepANTONIO CANOVA IN ENGLAND.—In the tember, p. 1006, it is alleged that year 1816 Canova came to England, where to the student who searches the anthologies, not he stayed some time and received a very for the odd or archaic or local, but for a touch warm welcome. Can any of your readers of 'that same' that goes to make what is called tell me in what contemporary English record find beneath a fine rousing title the sorry stuff that
literature, nothing is more disappointing than to I can find an account of the sculptor's sojourn constitutes by far the greater part of folk-song.' in this country?
Ġ. A. S-N.
I am curious to know whence" that same ” is LORD MAYOR'S DAY.—Can you explain to quoted and to what it originally referred in me why 9 November was originally fixed as
connexion with literature. St. SWITHIN. Lord Mayor's Day? When and by whom
“THE BIRD IN THE BREAST = CONSCIENCE. was 9 November chosen for this festival ?
W. A. T.
-- In 'Some Remarkable Passages in the Holy
Life and Death of Gervase Disney, Esq.,' [The Lord Mayor was formerly chosen on the 1692, are printed several"
Good sayings of Teast of SS. Simon and Jude, 28 October, and went
One the next day to be sworn in before the judges at good men," collected out of sermons. Westminster. See the note Fifteenth-Century of them runs as follows : “It's comfortable Banquet,' ante, p. 446. MR. PIERPOINT, in his musick to hear the Bird in the Breast sing. interesting article on the true date of George III.'s ing, whatever we suffer for it.” Is this birthday, ante, p. 174, mentions that in 1752, in con. phrase proverbial } sequence of the adoption of the New Style, the Lord Mayor was sworn in on 9 November for the
One of the medieval Percies spoke of first time, instead of on 29 October, as formerly.]
having“ kept the bird in his breast.'
What other instances of its use BAYHAM ABBEY. - Has any monograph quoted ? .
M. P. been published on this abbey? On 28 July, 1863, the late Rev. John Louis Petit, F.S.A., Bosom.']
[See 'N.E.D.' under 'Bird, 5. The Bird in the read a paper thereon before the Royal Archæological Institute, and exhibited a series of his "THE Ring.'-Who wrote The Ring,' a own drawings illustrative of the architecture novel which appeared in the eighteenth of this building. Where are these now? I century? Any other particulars about it am aware of the paper by the Rev. G. M. would also be interesting. Cooper. On the Origin and History of Bay.
ARTHUR HOUSTON. ham' in vol. ix. of the Sussex Archæological
22, Lancaster Gate, W. Collections. At the Archæological Institute meeting
MACKINTOSH.- Alan Mackintosh of Rothieabove mentioned the Marquess Camden exhi. murchus sold his episcopal lands so named in bited a plan of the remains on a large scale, 1539. His son and heir, James Mackintosh, showing the arrangements of the abbey. Is married a lady of the name of Campbell, this still in existence ?
according to some accounts. I should be Has the chartulary (which is in the British obliged if any one could give me any further Museum) been printed? If so, by whom and information as to this marriage. at.what price?
A. CALDER. T. CANN HUGHES, M.A., F.S.A. "THE LITTLE GREEN SHOP ON CORNHILL.' Lancaster.
-Can any reader inform we when, and HUNT FAMILY.-I should be glad if any heading appeared ?
in what publication, a poem under this
J. T. one could enlighten me about the ancestors
Beckenham. of Robert Hunt (born 30 June, 1810, at Tarring, co. Sussex), whose father's name KERR OF LOTHIAN: DE BRIEN.—Was the also was Robert, a cabinet-maker. The title of Viscount Brien borne by the Kerrs former married Mary Bennett, of Clay Cross, or Carrés associated with the Seigneurie of near Chesterfield, at Sheffield, 22 December, Brienne, which belonged to Engilbert I. 1831.
(990), sixteenth ancestor of Gaultier (or I also wish information concerning Samuel Walter), third Count of Brienne, King of Hunt (a tailor), of Sale Place, Carey Street Sicily, Duke of Apulia, &c., in Italy? It is (Westminster i), who died about 1796. He singular that an Anquetil 'de Carel, Carrel,