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Majesty's Treasury, for the service of the army in De Lancey that fresh cavalry was much Germany, under the command of Prince Ferdinand, wanted in the centre. It was not De Lancey where he 80 prudently ordered the multiplicity of affairs under his direction that he acquired the
-De Lancey at that time had been carried regard and esteem of the army and
a large fortune off the field in a blanket mortally wounded to his family, *Peerage of England,' 1812, -it was his cousin, Sir William De Lancey vol. viii. p. 384."
Barclay, a staff officer. We know from Sir He was created a baronet 16 November, A, S, Frazer's letters that the cannon ball 1762, and died 21 September, 1781, when he which struck De Lancey on the back forced was succeeded in the baronetcy by his only eight ribs from the spine, breaking one rib to
Thomas, afterwards created Baron pieces and pressing part of it into the lungs. Dandas of Aske, in the county of York.
Will one of your correspondents kindly G. F. R. B. inform us what relation De Lancey's grand
father (whose Christian name, I think, was FEMALE CRUCIFIXES (10th S. iv. 230, 395).- Peter) was to James De Lancey, who was I have lighted on the following passage in Lieut.-Governor of New York and brother the late Augustus J. C. Hare's Walks in of the General Oliver De Lancey who died in London. In Henry VII.'s Chapel, West- 1785} The ‘Dict. Nat. Biog.' does not give minster Abbey,
WATERLOOENSIS. “seventy-three statues, whose natural simplicity and grandeur of character and drapery' are greatly
“Famous” CHELSEA (10th S. iv. 366, 434, commended by Flaxman, surround the walls. The 470).- I think the case of Kelso is not to the fifth figure from the east in the south aisle repre-point. It is quite misleading to mix_up sents a bearded woman leaning on a cross. It is St. Wilgefortis, also called st. Uncumber and Northumbrian with Southern English. Else St. Liberada, and was honoured by those who I might reply : If Kelsoe comes from chalk, wished to be set free from an unhappy marriage. why is it never called Chelsoe ? What is She prayed for release from a compulsory nar. true for one place may not be true for riage, and her prayer was granted, through the another. beard which grew in one night."-Vol. ii. p. 194.
I do not understand why Col. PRIDEAUX St. SWITHIN.
repeats what I have said as if it were new. SIR WILLIAM H. DE LANCEY (10th S. iv. The two charters given by Thorpe are two 409). Lady De Lancey's narrative
which I have quoted already from Birch. printed in 1888 in the eighth volume of And I quoted eleven more. The Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine.
And why does he ask where the spelling Įt appears that the original, in Lady De Cealchythe occurs “in any authentic MS.” Lancey's faded handwriting, was found among
I have already given the reference to the the papers of her nephew, the late Major- best MS, of the 'A..S. Chronicle,' anno 785.* General E.W. De Lancey Lowe. This printed made beyond what I have said already.
I doubt if any advance whatever has been account is more condensed, and differs in
WALTER W. SKEAT. some particulars from another, a written account which I saw some years ago, and Would it not be safer to derive Chelsea which, I believe, formerly belonged to the from the man's name Ceol (Chel), of which poet Rogers. I think I was told that it was three instances are given in Mr. Searle's in Lady De Lancey's handwriting. There Onomasticon,' and the A.-S. zeg (ēa), an are probably several written copies in island ? Such a derivation would do no existence. The late Earl Stanhope tells us violence to language, and, moreover, the that Earl Bathurst lent a copy to the Duke word ēa, or ey, is often compounded with of Wellington. Tom Moore, in his ' Diary,' personal names. Examples are Oseney, near 29 August, 1824, states that Capt. Basil Oxford, Ramsey, and Abney, in Derbyshire, Hall, brother of Lady De Lancey, gave him written Albeney in the fifteenth century. I his sister's narrative, and he took it home, have often noticed that in such cases the intending to read a page or two, but he island” is not a piece of land surrounded found it so deeply interesting that he read by water, but an intake or enclosure cut out till nearly two o'clock, and finished it, having from the waste land of a district. The made himself cry miserably over it. May I Derbyshire village of Eyam, near Abney, here point out a slight mistake that occurs written Eyum in the Hundred Rolls, is the in Siborne's famous history of the Waterloo dative plural of ey, and means “islands.' campaign. It is there stated that late in the day Sir Hussey Vivian, whose cavalry
* Thorpe prints six MSS. of the ‘A.-S. Chronicle brigado was posted at the extreme left of this name.
side by side. They all have the same spelling of
Then why are they all to be disthe British line, was informed by Sir William credited ?
Can nobody produce an old form of Chelsea, him with a costly jewelled snuff-box (ricca such as Ceoles-ieg or Ceoles-ēa ?
tabacchiera brilliantata). He
also S. O. ADDY. entertained by the members of the Royal I venture to draw SIR HERBERT MAXWELLS Academy at a splendid banquet, which is
“il Giornale di Londra del attention to two Scottish place-names which described in seem to support his derivation of Kelso. 10 dicembre." I take this to mean The Times: They are Shetland and Shapinshay, originally of that date. The same newspaper published Hjaltland and Hjalpandisey. Their initial a very laudatory article on the distinguished was at first pronounced as a palatal aspirate, visitor when he quitted England on his which easily turns into sh. It is the sound return to Italy, of which a summary is given of German ch in the phrase "Ich grolle by his biographer. Flaxman ("quel Nestore nicht” which English people hear as
Ish delle arti inglesi, che ebbe animo d'agguagliare grolle nisht." Now if the second element of nelle sue invenzioni l'ardire del nostro magno Kelso is really the word heugh, it commences Alighieri, e la forza creatrice che
spira in ogni with this very palatal, and if chalk heugh parte dell' Odissea e dell' Iliade"), Wilkie, and had only become Kelsho there would be no Haydon, are mentioned as having been his difficulty, as it would be a perfect parallel greatest friends. As to the date of Canova's . to Shetland. The difficulty is that instead visit we have his own words, for, writing on of sh we find s, but the two sibilants are
9 November, 1815, to his friend Quatremère doubtless readily interchangeable.
at Paris, he says: "Eccomi a Londra, mio. JAS. PLATT, Jun.
caro ed ottimo amico" (p. 375), and then There is a John Hunt, of Chelchehuthe, the streets, squares, and bridges of
expresses his admiration for the beauty of temp. R. II., whose name occurs in Index to amazing (sorprendente) capital city. Deeds in the Public Record Office,' i. 213, as
JOAN T. CURRY. engaged in some affair with (apparently) a neighbour at Fulham. Beside this, there is one Geoffre de Chelchehuthe, a prominent
Miscellaneous. citizen of London (p. 269). These items have
NOTES ON BOOKS, &c. seemed to me to support the now familiar theory that the place is Chelsea, taking into account the spelling in 'D.B.'
Grimm's Fairy Tales and Household Stories. But an essay in The Antiquary (xxxix. Flower Poems. By Robert Herrick. 363, &c.) by Mr. Harold Peake, written with The Christmas Book of Carols and Songs.
The Grave. By Robert Blair. Illustrated by considerable learning, points to an entirely William Blake.
direction for the discovery of this Comus : a Masque. By John Milton. elusive place. Mr. Peake claims it for Lich- The Imitation of Christ. In Four
Books. Transfield, and not without very seductive reasons.
lated from Thomas à Kempis by Canon Benham. The thing is too long to quote here, but Cupid and Psyche. From the Latin of Apuleius..
Poems . I recommend those students interested in
By William Adlington. the matter to read the article.
The Books of Ruth and Esther. The charter No. 60 in Cartularium THE handsome and attractive edition of Grimm's. Saxonicum' has the form Ethcealchy (anno immortal work is well fitted to take its place on 681). The earliest entry of Celchyd appears season's gift-books, and in the bookcase as a perma
the table as one of the most attractive of the to be anno 785, in charter 247. I make no doubt that Ethcealchy=Cealchithe, and this with matter of ephemeral interest the groaning
nent possession. Nowise given are we to burden seems to widen the question considerably. bookshelves. Heaven forfend, however, that we
EDWARD SMITH. should be without an illustrated Grimm ! and of
guch the present volume, with its sixteen full-page ANTONIO CANOVA IN ENGLAND (10th S. plates by H. L. Shindler, is virtually ideal. Apart iv. 448).-If the querist can refer to Melchior from the fact that the stories collected by the. Missirini's · Vita di Antonio Canova' (terza brothers Grimm occupy a permanent and disedizione, Milano, MDCCCXXV.), he will find tinguished place in literature, what student is that the famous sculptor reached our shores there who cannot, when tired of serious study,
lean back in his chair and delectate in the perusal towards the close of 1815. The second of Rapunzel, which so happily inspired William chapter of the fourth and last book of this Morris, and of which so excellent a design forms. beautiful little work is entitled Viaggio del the frontispiece to the volume? We acknowledge Canova A Londra' (pp. 371-7), where an a personal obligation to the publishers for this. interesting account may be read of his brilliant and attractive publication, and our only reception in our capital. The Prince Regent ourselves to forswear for a little too long those
complaint is that it is too seductive, and induces. gave him a warm welcome and presented "laborious days" which, with every apology to
GIFT BOOKS OF MESSRS. ROUTLEDGE.
Milton, we maintain constitute “delights.". The outline, are pretty, and have an element, not unshape of the book is convenient as well as hand acceptable, of fantasy. It is not possible to say. some, the 470 odd pages containing 200 stories. No that the artist is inspired by a strongly Miltonic fear is there of its attractions giving out, and the spirit, and the goblins shown are more suggestive whole constitutes an inexhaustible treasure-house of Puck and his elves than of Milton's of delight. Few things strike more frequently or more forcibly
Goblin or swart faery of the mine. one whose initial studies were pursued in a period A more serious complaint is that the text is not so. many decades ago than the advantages which faithfully respected as in the case of a supreme. wait upon the career of his successors. Books, master it ought to be. The printers should know any one of which would in early days have been better than to alter, however slightly, the text of attended with educational advantage and literary Milton, of which a perfect rendering is now within delight, but which were at that time unattainable reach. It is only for scholars and worshippers we and non-existent, multiply around his successor are thus precise. For the general public the work and bewilder him with opportunities of choice. In will answer all requirements, and it is very beauthe matter of Christmas presents the same con
tiful. fusion of temptations bewilders the book-lover, From the other volumes 'The Imitation of Christ' and the publications of Messrs. Routledge enable the differs in more than one respect. It is an indebenevolent uncle or godfather to bring with him, rendent translation, executed from the Latin by whatever his responsibilities, a variety of tempting Canon Benham, and its illustrations are not the gifts which can administer delight to many and work of any one hand, but are photogravure excite envy in none. That beautiful collection of reproductions of masterpieces. The frontispiece is. volumes known as “The Photogravure and Colour The Saviour of the World,' by Fra Bartolommeo.. Series · enables the art-lover to retain and the Eleven other works now
presented are by Raphael, benevolent to distribute books of priceless worth Domenichino, Rubens, Correggio. Le Sueur.(Jean under conditions such as have not previously been Marie), the great painter of St. Bruno, and other realized. Not entirely new is it-three volumes, artists. It would be scarcely surprising if this including the 'Quatrains' of Omar Khayyam, Mr. eminently devotional work were the most popular Lang's rendering of : Aucassin and Nicolete,' and of the series. an edition of Paradise Lost,' having appeared six Poems by Matthew Arnold' consist of the months ago. Just in time for Christmas has, how- earlier works of the poet, The Scholar-Gipsy,' ever, arrived a large and noteworthy addition to 'Sohrab aud Rustum,'' The Forsaken Merman,' a series the attractions of which cannot easily be &c., to which Mr. Gilbert James supplies a dozen overpraised.
quaint pictures, of which the best is perhaps that Two of the volumes constitute a set by them- of Iseult on deck with Tristram drinking the magicselves, to be further enlarged. This is styled “The draught. Colour Serien." The first is entirely occupied by "Cupid and Psyche,'from Adlington's now famous. the 'Flower Poems' of Robert Herrick, beautifully translation, is also illustrated by Mr. Gilbert James.. illustrated with coloured plates by Florence Castle. and forms a companion volume to the Aucassin By way of prefatory note it is accompanied by Mr. and Nicolete' of Mr. Lang, previously issued. It. Swinburne's eloquent and almost too rapturous is one of the most charming volumes of the collec.. eulogy of Herrick prefixed to "The Muses' Library tion, and one we should ourselves select for pre.. edition of Herrick's poems. The illustrations con- sentation if we could bear to break into the series. sist principally, but not wholly, of maidens tending The story, which Keats calls the loveliest vision of or wearing the flowers mentioned. Satisfactory "all Olympus' faded hierarchy,” is well told by in all respects is the reproduction of colours. A Adlington, and lends itself to Mr. James's facile cluster of daffodils growing by a grove, and watched brush. The Cinderella-like atmosphere is amazingly by blonde maidens, constitutes the frontispiece. well preserved. Eleven other plates, similarly devised, follow. The same brush illustrates 'Ruth and Esther,' *Christmas Carols and Songs'are edited by W.S. W. which consist of two well-known Biblical legends. Angon and illustrated by Alan Wright and Vernon The six designs for Ruth' are from the collection, Stokes. A good many of the poems in this also are of Mr. Leverton Harris, M.P., and may count by Robert Herrick. Other contributors are Scott among the artist's best work. In the picture of the (from ‘Marmion'), George Wither, Jeremy Taylor, hanging of Haman, the persecutor of the Hebrews and Drummond of Hawthornden, one poem being is seen
hanging by the feet, which suggests a very avowedly derived from N. & Q.' Abundant mate lingering death. The covers of the books are. rials are naturally at hand for such a selection. similar in design, though the colour of the cloth is. The choice, however, has been well made, and the different. A niore attractive series, or one destined, designs, happily executed, show many forms of we should judge, to greater popularity, is scarcely revel and festivity.
to be hoped. Among “The Photogravure Series" the first place in the present instalment may perhaps be Ancient Carols. - Festive Songs for Christmas. assigned to the reproduction of Blair's 'Grave,' (Stratford-on-Avon.) with Blake's designs. If we consider the popularity THESE little works constitute the first and second it once enjoyed. Blair's solemn poem is rarely issues of “The Shakespeare Head Booklets, and encountered. We did not previously own a copy, are among the prettiest, cheapest, and most attracand have only meniories, now remote, whereby to tive of volumes. They are apparently taken from judge of the accuracy of the reprint. Blake's illus. MS. sources, and are selected and edited with Mr. trations are to be numbered with his boldest Bullen's unfailing taste. The first number in the and most characteristic work. It is superfluous to Festive Songs' consists of a version of the wellattempt afresh their praise. Milton's 'Comus' is known boar's head carol, differing in many respects illustrated by Miss Jessie M. King. The plates, in from that ordinarily sung. This is the only one we
recognize, but all are welcome. We hope that the worthy diligence in Berlin. How much labour its series will be extended.
prosecution involved, and what study of early lite
rature was necessitated, those will see who study Life and Death of Mr. Badman and The Holy as it deserves a volume of over three hundred
War. By John Bunyan. Edited by John Brown, closely printed pages. Geoffrey's work, monuD.D. (Cambridge, University Press.)
mental in its way, clains to be the translation of a Among the many valuable, scholarly, or popular book of great antiquity,. 'Britannicus Sermo, a reprints included in the Cambridge English work which the most diligent search has failed to Classics" that of these two rare productions of John trace. Among the works which Dr. Perrett classes Bunyan is not the least interesting. With the as the line of descent are those of our old chroniclers, earlier of these works we had no previous acquaint. who were given to copy one another, and, indeed, ance. It is a curious and, from the Puritan point works such as 'The Mirror of Magistrates,' 'The of view, supremely edifying work, with no pretence Fairy Queen,' Warner's Albion's England,' the to allegory. What were regarded as the principal ballad of 'King Lear,' the early play, and innumeroffences against God and man-as drunkenness, able others. We may not do more than comswearing, uncleanness, and the like-are inputed to mend to Shakespearian students and to folk-lorists -a certain child, who grows to manhood under the a work the adequate analysis and description of direct influence of original sin, marries, lives, and which would overtask alike our energies and our dies impenitent. The description of Badman's space. The workmanship is thorough, and the evil practices and fate is given in a sustained book will have to be consulted by every future conversation between Mr. Wiseman and a sym- editor of the play with which it deals. pathetic listener and respondent, Mr. Attentive. The moral lessons are pointed by stories “abomin.
Two Calendars for 1906 - equally attractive, able, unutterable, and worse, to which may be though appealing to a very different class of mind added incredible also, concerning murderers of the have reached us from the De La More Press. The Midlands or Eastern counties, Dorothy Mately of Nelson Calendar, the appearance of which is opporAs[h]over; a certain Ned, who was blind ; and his tuge, is edited by A. D. Power, and has portraits brother H. S., who, when rebuked for his wicked of Nelson, Rodney, Hood, Hardy, St. Vincent, and ness, said, “What would the Devil do for com- Collingwood, and representations of the battles of pany
if it was not for such as I?” We hear of such Copenhagen, the Nile, and other sea-fights, ending beings as the “Damme Blades" and of " slithy,
in Trafalgar.-Even more interesting is the Dante rob-shop, pick-pocket men,” and have animated Calendar, in which Blanche McManus gives a series pictures of the consequences of sin and un.
of pictures illustrating incidents in the life of the cleanness. The work is quaint and curious, and poet and his worship of Beatrice, with English may be read with amusement and with a kind of translations from The Divine Comedy,' and the edification not contemplated by its author.
* Vita Nuova,'accoinpanied by her own designs. • The Holy War' made by Shaddai upon Dia. bolus for the......taking ......of the Town of Mansoul,” MR. W. G. BLAIKIE MURDOCH writes: “ Allow was a favourite book of childhood, since it was me to thank most cordially your various correone in those days allowed for Sunday reading: spondents who have replied to my inquiry anent Captains Boanerges, Judgment, Conviction, and James V.” Execution, were on the whole rather shadowy .creatures, and remained abstractions beside the
Notices to Correspondents. more mundane heroes who fought "at Thebes or Ilium," assisted Sir William Wallace, or We must call special atlention to the following aided Pathfinder; but they would serve as a notices :Sabbath substitute. When now re-read the book
On all communications must be written the name seems strangely paive, but perusal is anything and address of the sender, not necessarily for pubrather than a task. Early editions are reprinted lication, but as a guarantee of good faith. under conditions on which we have dwelt in noticing previous volumes of the series; and a very
We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. interesting plate of the siege of Mansoul is given To secure insertion of communications correin facsimile from the first edition. Much valuable spondents must observe the following rules. Let bibliographical information is supplied in an intro- each note, query, or reply be written on a separato ductory note.
slip of paper, with the signature of the writer and
such address as he wishes to appear. When answerThe Story of King Lear from Geoffrey of Mon- ing queries, or making notes with regard to previous mouth to Shakespeare. By Wilfrid Perrett, B.A. entries in the paper, contributors are requested to (Berlin, Mayer & Muller.)
put in parentheses, immediately after the exact To Palaestra, a well-known periodical devoted heading, the series, volume, and page or pagos to to German and English philology, Dr. Perrett has which they refer. Correspondents who repeat contributed one of those comparative studies queries are requested to head the second comwhich have of late come into fashion. It is a work munication “ Duplicate." of much erudition, and of singular labour, tracing John W. FORD ("Totum sume, fluit”). - The the story of King Lear and his daughters from its variations were noted ante, p. 391. first appearance in literature, about 1135 A.D., in the • Historia Regum Britanniæ' of Geoffrey of Mon
NOTICE, mouth, to Shakespeare. A map illustrating the Editorial communications should be addressod pedigree of the story is prefixed to the volume. The to “The Editor of Notes and Queries'"-Advor. task was undertaken at the suggestion of Prof. tisements and Business Letters 'to •The PubBrandl, one of the editors of the Shakespeare- lisher"-at the Offico, Broam's Buildings, Chancery Jahrbuch,' and has been conducted with praise. Lane, E.C.
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