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125.

LONDON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1863.

need not say are as bad as bad can be ; and I will

venture to assert, with the utmost confidence, CONTENTS.- No. 85.

that the original word was featurethe only word NOTES :- "The Merchant of Venice," 121 - The Brunoniad : Rev. Thomas Foster, B.A.: Mary, Countess of Pom: perhaps in the language that will suit the metre fret, 122 - Early Surnames, 16. - Verulam : South Myms, and the context. Feature (Old Fr. faiture), form, 123 – Letters of Charles Catton, 124 – Somersetshire Wills, shape, person, was a word in frequent use with Ib.

our old writers. Thus Ben Jonson, with wbom it MINOR NOTES:- Water-shed - The Court of Session Multiplication Table – Vicars of St. Mary-Church, Devon

was a favourite, renders the mulier formosa of - Summer of 1724- To "terrify " - The Maypole in the Horace (A. P. verse 4), "a fair female feature ;" Strand —-" The Book of Days:" Bunyan's Meeting House, and Milton (Par. Lost, x. 279) terms Death "the

grim Feature.” QUERIES:- Sir Ingram Hopton, 127 -- Lord Barkwood The Vencrable Bede-Congius Romanus – Arms, wanted As I have spoken of printers' errors and their Family for- Epigram by D’Israeli – Fox, the Tinker causes, I will here add, that one of these was the Hartshorne-Heraldic - Theodore Hook's Lines on Moore - Huish-Jones - Legacy Duty -- Doctor Mac Hale on

substitution of synonymes; and that, therefore, Parliamentary Elections - Pomeroy Family – Prebend

in Rectory of Lambister Quotations - Epigram on Lord

« Gilded timber do worms enfold.”-ii. 7,John Russell - Roman Uses Somerville Prince Schwartzenburg's Epigram on Bayonets - Richard Smith we should probably read woods with Rowe, and - Tydides - Queen Victoria Warden of the Cinque not tombs with Johnson. Ports, 127. QUERIES WITH ANSWERS:- Origen and Britain Venner

“ I pray you think you question with the Jew. of Bosenden- The Pale-“Robin Adair" -- Tomb of Ugo You may as well go stand upon the beach, Foscolo - W. Wilberforce - S. Germanus, 130.

And bid the main flood bate his usual height," &c. REPLIES:- Archbishop Leighton's Library, 131 St.

Act IV. Sc. 1. Patrick, and Venomous Creatures in Ireland, 132 - Law of Lauriston, 1o. Black Hole at Calcutta, ca-oThamas recollect any attempt at correcting it. A line

Surely this is mere nonsense, and yet I do not - de on Literature -- Platform - “ He who fights and runs away - Bath may, no doubt, have been lost; but here again I Hospital - Tanjibs - Playing “Germands Oscotian

read with confidenceLiterary Gazette" - Charron "On Wisdom” - Theodolitus — Strange Derivations: Treacle, Pontifex · Regi- “ I pray you stint your question with the Jew.” ments in America - America - Waldo Family, &c., 133.

Everywhere in Shakspeare stint is used in the

sense of cease, leave off, give over: Nates.

“ It stinted, and said Ay."

Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Sc. 3. 6 THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.”

From which lingering penance This delightful play is such a universal fa- Of such misery doth she cut me off.” vourite, and is on the whole preserved in so cor

Act IV. Sc. 1. . rect a state, that I think it a kind of duty to try A syllable is evidently lost in the last line. to remove the few remaining blemishes ; and which, Some, therefore, read “a misery." I read “deep with a single exception, bave, as far as I know, misery,” We have, “such deep sin,” Rich. II. remained untouched by critics and commentators. Act I. Sc. 1 ; " deep grief," Hamlet, Act IV.Sc.5.; In Act II. Sc. ), Morocco says :

and similar expressions elsewhere.
“ Come, bring me unto my chance."

Be it so much
As makes it

light or heavy, in the substance To which Portia replies :

Or the division of the twentieth part “ First, forward to the temple; after dinner

Of one poor scruple."-Act IV. Sc. 1.
Your hazard shall be made.”

Here we get both force and correctness by “ To the temple !" What to do there? Neither reading Of for “Or," in the third line. Aragon nor Bassanio, who were Christians, were

With these few corrections added to those taken to a temple or church, and why should the already made, the text of the Merchant of Venice Moslem Morocco ? Surely the poet wrote table.

may be regarded as almost perfect. I will take So obvious is this correction, that on my stating the liberty of adding here a couple of corrections to my sister the objections to temple, she instantly in the other plays, where editors have emended cried, “ Sure, it ought to be table ;”, and two other badly, or not at all : trials gave the same result. It really reminds one of Columbus's egg.

“ That monster, Custom, who all sense doth eat

Of habits, devil, is angel yet in this." “ Thus ornament is but the guiled shore

Hamlet, Act III. Sc. 4. To a most dangerous sea, the beauteous scarf

No one ever has made, or can make sense of Veiling an Indian beauty.”-Act III. Sc. 2.

this. I think the poet wrote create, and that cr Here the critics have seen that beauty had been,

was blotted or rubbed out. in the usual manner, suggested to the printer by

“ Who cannot want the thought how monsterous the preceding beauteous. Hanmer, therefore, pro

It was for Malcolm and for Donalbain posed dowdy, and Sidney Walker gipsy. Both I To kill their gracious father?”

Surely it should be “Who can; ;" but then the Rutland, 95 ; Gent. Mag. lxv. (2) 860; Annual metre would suffer. Read then, We for “Who,” Reg., 1793, p. 63). and put a period for (?), and what excellent sense Perhaps the occasion of the bells being rung emerges; and how the irony is increased ! was the attainment of the lady's majority, which

In conclusion, I shall feel very thankful to any we presume was in 1790. possessor of the publications of the Shakspeare Mary, widow of George, third Earl Pomfret, Society who will be so kind as to lend me some died Sept. 17, 1839, aged seventy; but in the half-dozen of them for a short time: namely, Gentleman's Nsagazine (N.S. xii. 436), she is misMerry Wives of Wir or, Taming of a Shrew, described as Amabel Elizabeth, daughter of Sir First Part of the Contention, True Tragedy of Richard Borough, Bart., and widow of Thomas Richard Duke of York, True Tragedy of Richard William, fourth Earl Pomfrét. This error was III.

Thos. KEIGHTLEY. to some extent corrected in the next number Belvidere, Erith, Kent.

(ibid. 442); but it is observable that her real Christian name is not there given, and in the

Annual Register for 1839 (p. 364) the original THE BRUNONIAD: REV. THOMAS FOSTER, B.A.: error of the Gentleman's Magazine is repeated. MARY, COUNTESS OF POMFRET.

C. H. & THOMPSON CoorER.

Cambridge. We estimate highly the contributions to your columns respecting anonymous works. In your 1st S. ix. 573, one signed Anat. on the author

EARLY SURNAMES. ship of the Brunoniad. This unfortunately has not been Indexed, in consequence perhaps of its far from being a perfect work; but in stating

Mr. Lower's Patronymica Britannica is very occurring incidentally in a communication on an

this fact it must be borne in mind that it would other subject. The following brief particulars respecting the compile a complete list of surnames. Any candid

be alınost impossible for any single individual to Rev. Thomas Foster, the author, may be deemed labourer in the field of family nomenclature will worthy of record. He was son of Thomas Foster, LL.B., Vicar while honour is due to the gentleman we bave just

admit the truth of my assertion, and therefore of Ryball and Rector of Tinwell, in Rutland, mentioned for the ability he has evinced in treating and his wife Sarah, daughter of the Rev. John his subject, and for his having been the first who Baskett, and was baptised at Ryball, April 1, threw any light on such studies, which was worthy 1770. On March 4, 1788, he was admitted a pen- of remark, we cannot but repeat that we are very sioner of St. John's College, Cambridge; pro- far from perfection after all. The question then ceeding B.A., 1792. In Jan. 7; 1797, he was instituted to the rectory of Tinwell on the pre

arises, how is the deficiency to be remedied? The sentation of Henry, Earl of Exeter. He married memoranda in their possession respecting surnames

answer is, by the contributions of those who have Susan, daughter of William Waters of Stanford, hitherto unheeded, or but scantily noticed, to the surgeon; and died without issue in London, Feb. 8, 1798.

pages of “ N. & Q." There are not a few perAnat. states that, at the time of the marriage would appeal to them to forward what they can

sons who hold valuable data on the subject, and I of Mary Browne of Tolthorpe, with George, third towards increasing knowledge respecting this inEarl Pomfret, “ her servants (as was believed by teresting division of archæology. order from their mistress) persevered in chiming the only two bells of the parish church, to the which I have met with in the course of the past

I enclose a list of rare and curious appellations hazard and annoyance of the vicar's wife, just fortnight. I believe most of them have not been confined of her first child in a room hardly a stone's throw from it. His pupils were so indig: Should you think my communication merits in

alluded to in any previous paper of this kind. nant, that they drove away the offenders and took sertion in your columns, I shall be happy to rethe clappers out of the bells :" and Mr. Foster

turn to my theme on a future occasion. made the circumstances the subject of the Bru

Blackinthemouth. A William Blackintbemouth noniad. Anat. gives 1790 as the date of the Brunoniad, 1321. (Record Office : Miscellaneous parcel of

in a Roll of Amercements for London,

appears which Watt thus describes :

Fines, No. 374.) I leave the reader to speculate “ BRUNONIAD, 1790. The B. a Poem in six Cantos. on the origin of this pretty title. In the north of Lond. : Kearsley. 4to. 38. 6d."

Ireland they speak of “ black-mouthed PresbyNow the marriage of George, third Earl Pom- terians." Query, if the word in Master William's fret, with Mary, surviving daughter and heiress case referred, figuratively, to some disagreeable of Thomas Trollope Browne, Esq., of Tolthorpe, trait of character, such as obtained for the children did not take place till August 29, 1793 (Blore's of the kirk their pleasing sobriquet? or bad the

err.

poor fellow negroid lips? or did a sweep bit his

VERULAM: SOUTH MYMS. labial members ?

The same document furnishes us with a more I was lately in the neighbourhood of St. Alban's, unenviable distinction for a man to take about and seized the opportunity of making a pilgrimwith him, however — William Felon. Can any age to the shrine of the great proto-martyr of charitable person suggest a more pleasant meaning England. A little way out of the town I disof the word than “convict"? Perhaps not; and if covered an ancient church dedicated to St. so, Mr. Bugg-beg pardon --Mr. Howard, should Michael, and one probably overlooked by most console himself. After all, Bugg is as old at least visitors from nearness to the glorious abbey. as the reign of Henry III., and probably never It is, however, worthy of being better known on originally meant what fastidious people call now- account of a very handsome monument to Lord a-days a B flat.

Bacon in the chancel, bearing an elegant Latin inShall we dare to suggest that a distinguished scription, which I regret being unable to recollect. Royal Academician's ancestor, several hundred There is also shown a most quaint and curious picyears ago, was not quite so truthful as he might ture of the resurrection, which till lately helped to have been ? What does the peruser say to John separate church and chancel in the hideous fashion Makelyse, who figures in a Miscellaneous Assize common under the sway of the earlier Georges. Roll in Wilts

, circ. 1320. Perhaps poor John or But, amongst many things deserving notice, the John's progenitors told fibs; perhaps we most interesting is a very old map of Verulam, But pray what becomes of the lyse if they are not

much discoloured and spoilt by reason of age, but “stories" in that case ?

still distinct enough. Can any of your readers Henry Foxhangre was, I fear, a descendant of a inform me whether this has ever been copied and vulpicide. He is to be met with in a Gaol De- published ? Surely such an interesting relic as a livery Roll of 37 Edward III., county Wilts. map of the former capital of England should not

The name of Antioche existed in Dorsetshire be left to moulder away unknown. 36 Ed. III., if not previously. This is an in

About six miles from this is the parish church of teresting memento of some crusading house. (G. South Myms, the registers of which are well worthy D. Rolls, 36 Ed. III.)

of inspection. They are kept in a small folio volume, Stephen de Pendlesworth. -I find in a Gaol commencing in the year 1558, and written in a Delivery Roll, 10 to 22 Ed. III., Pendlesworth very clear hand. Soon after the martyrdom of was a village in Wiltshire, existing certainly till King Charles, the justice of the peace appears, ac1400 (Subsidy Rolls), but all trace of its localiza- cording to the irreligious law of Cromwell, pretion is lost since then.

siding at marriages; and the act for burying in Blakebird is in a Misc. Assize Roll, 7 Ed. I. woollen seems to have been duly complied with Richard Cokrobyn was of Wilts, 9 Ed. III. Vide about the year 1685. In the beginning of the MA. Roll of that date.

eighteenth century, however, when ecclesiastical Stranger than all these is the Devil! By a affairs were so much neglected, the writing beGaol Delivery Roll, 11 Ed. II., know all men comes a mere scribble, and the entries themselves that unfortunate William le Devel was killed near very careless. Take, for instance Mells in Somerset.

“Janty 27, 1738. A child buried. Among others I have lately come across I

may

Dec. 8, 1731. A man from the workhouse buried. enumerate the following; they are, with very few April 1, 1723. A stranger buried.” exceptions, of the reign of Ed. II. and Ed. III. I

I was rather puzzled by two entries of about hope to treat of them at greater length here

the same period, which the vicar, who kindly gave after : Lychepole, Whytehod, Swetchild, Portebrief, They are —

me the range of the books, pointed out to me. Kikk, Lovesweyt, Fughalare, Goldhord, Phelipesclerk, Tonesman, Spademan, Under-the-Or.

“Nov. 18, 1706. A nurse child from Dame Ethering

ton's. The Queen's duty was paid, which was four shilchard, Thomasesheyward, The Rokele, Bole

lings. child, Fleshmongere, Derbyshire, Breakbred,

Aug. 12, 1734. A purge child buried.” Happelove, Ryghtwys, Le Shepester, Walklate, Scorchebeef, Thonderloud, Williamservant, Wol- Perhaps some of your readers learned in such

matters mongere, Shakelcross, Personfischer, Falldew,

may be able to explain them. In conGoseflech, Spilewyn, Buryman, Handsex, Mais- cluding this notice of Myms, briefer than it deterrichardscervaunt, Foukesbaillif , Goldlock, serves, I would ask-unde nomen ?

It has, I Nicholeservant, Courtpreest, Wetebody, Garlek? believe, puzzled many philologists. mongere, Newehosbond, Ouerthemarket, Ri.

Jos. HARGROVE. chardesbaillif de la Ryvere, The Baillif of the

Clare Coll. Camb. Hundred of Worth, Habdassch, Howeshort.

Y.Y.

66

LETTERS OF CHARLES CATTON.*

spare time, when I write again, I'll make amends for the shortness of this epistle. In the mean time, I remain,

“ Yr affectionate, I send a copy of another of Catton's letters.

“ C. CATTON. Hogarth's adventure at Calais on a similar occasion (the origin of the picture of " The Roast him. Goes on very well.”

“ Little Charles was very well when I heard last from Beef of Old England "), is related in Nichols's

F. N. Life of Hogarth, vol. i. p. 145. Charles Catton, R.A., to Mrs. Catton, in the Close, Norwich.

SOMERSETSHIRE WILLS. “ London, Oct. 29, '69. “ Dear Aunt,

I now give'four more examples of testamentary “ You were much mistaken when you thought I had dispositions of the Reformation period. The first been to the West Indies. I only went to France - for I is a copy of the will of John Horsey, one of an hate people that have not seen France.

Pray Monsieur, how long did you stay? I staid all old Somersetshire family of that name: day. I am now so perfectly acquainted with the world,

T. Johannus Horsey de Somerton. that I know all Ladies have an itching inclination to * In the name of God, Amen. The yeare of owre lord know every thing about it - am likewise so perfectly god MCCCCCXXXIX, and the xxi day of december, I, polite in consequence of my tour, that I will inform some John Horsey, of the p’yshe of Somerton, beyinge of good of them how the thing came to pass :- Having occasion and parfytt mynd, mayke my testament and last Wyll to go to Canterbury, I sett out from London Fryday in this maner and forme folowyng: Fyrst, I bequethe morñg proposed to myself to take the advantage of my sowle vnto allmyghtie god, and my bodie to be seeing Dover, and returng to London Monday following. buried in the Churche of Seynt Michaeli of Somerton. Whilst I thought myself snug and unknown, a company Also, I bequethe to the Mother Churche of Wells iiiju. of my friends poured in upon me; and after the first Item to the Churche of Somerton, xs. It’m to the Churche transports were over, informed me they were making a of Northover, viijd. To the Churche of Ilchester, viija. three weeks tour thro' Ghent, Lisle, &c. — most earnestly to the Churche of Lymyngton, viija. It'm to the begd me accompany them to Dunkirk. The English Churche of Yevylton, viija. To the Churche of Podymor Engineer being one of the company, promised himself Mylton, viija. To the Churche of Kyngesdon, viiju. much pleasure in showing me the works. We sett out a To the Churche of Charlton Makerell, viiju. To the very bad Sunday morñg from Dover: a most violent Churche of Compton, viijd. Also I bequethe to Richard . storm oblidged us to put into Calais. After clean'g and and Robert, my sonnes, all the stuffe within my shoppe. refresh’g themselves, my fr'ds took coach and left me And yf the one die before they be maried, or of lawfull there; as I was convinced I shou'd find entertainment age, then yt shall remayn to the other. And they die enough for the time I cou'd stay-proposing to return to bothe, yt shall remayn to their mother. It'm, to the Dover next morñg, but was detain'd till Tuesday. Gott sayd "Richard and Robert iiije of money and ij heyfers into London again Wednesday noon. I was sick in the

w't the’crese. The residew of my goods nött bequethed, I storm. The Captain not being acquainted with my mo- geve and bequethe to Elizabethe, my wyffe, whome I tives for keeping upon deck (i. e. to see the violent mayke my trew Executrix, to dispose parie of my goods motion of the elements and the sailors' distresses), thought as shall seme to her most best. Wyttnesse hereof, Umme a madman; swore I ought to be drown'd for taking frey Blowton and Thomas Cocks, wë other moo Mayster such a terrible wash'g: threat'ned, if I did not submitt John Porter and Cuthbert Hyllaker, Clarke, Vicar there, to be shutt down in the hold with the passengers, who to be my ov'seers.” were at prayers most devoutly, he'd throw me overboard. I in turn bullied him: told him that in consequence of

The second example is a copy of the will of my being in the vessell it might gett safe to land, and he Cristine Whityng, in all probability a near relaand his men come to be hanged. In my return not sick tive of Richard Whitynge, the last Abbot of at all. I made two very accurate drawings at Calais at Glastonbury. The Whitynges were chiefly setthe risque of my liberty. Hogarth drew the Gate we enter from England. I took La Porte Royal, thro’ wh

tled at Shepton Mallet, but some of the name we go to Paris, &c.; likewise the ramparts, with the

resided at Burnham; and others in the neighgreat Crucifix. "Our English nobles and gents are much bouring parish of Worle: surprised at them. L' March, with a ffrench Marquis,

“ Test. Cristine Whitynge de Burneham. questioning me about them, I told them I trusted to my memory, hav'g carefully considered them upon the spot :

“ In dei no’ie Amen. The year of our Lord 1541. I, for indeed, the Officer on Guard wou'd hazard his com

Cristian Whitynge, hole of mynd and memory, make this mission if it cou'd be proved that he had seen me. He

my Testament and last will, yn forme and man? followyng. did indeed examine me at five o'clock o'the morñg ; but

Fyrst I bequeth my sowle to Allmyghty God, and my I sett a bold English face on the matter, and eluded him.

body to be, buryd yn the Churchyeard of Burneham. There is much drollery in ye tale, but 'tis too long for

Item, to Saynt Andrews of Welles, ija. Item to Saynt

Andrew of Burneham, iiij. Item to the hye Auter, ilija. “ I continue to lead a solitary life.f The Lassy you

Item to the hye Crosse halfe a bowsshell of wheat. Item mention may be very good—is not striking. I have no

to oure Ladi S'vys my best gowne. To Saynt Nicholas information what her fortune will be-wch surely it does

Aut'r S’vyse a bowsshell of hemp. The resydew of my not misbecome me to say is a material consideration.goodis I geve and bequethe to my Childer Richard and Indeed, as custom is second nature, I am not now

Agnes, whom I make my executors. Thes beyng witnys much inclind to change my mode of living. If I can

S'r John Slode, John Harte, w't many others. I make my overseers Jolin Golle, Robert Davy, and Rich. More.

"Probatum fuit p. Testament. cor. Magr. Johë Daws, * Continued from 3rd S. iii. 211.

in eccl'ia p’och. de Est Brent pto die mensis Decembris + His wife died in the summer of 1762.

Anno D'm, 1541."

this paper.

The third example is a copy of the will of cidation, when we shed tears from two eyes, the Richard Sheriffe, of Castle Carey. The respected prominent nose may be considered as the shed vicar of that parish, the Rev. R. J. Meade between both streams. (a great archæologist and antiquary), will be

WILLIAM BELL, Phil. Dr. amused should his eye fall on the curious and ex

THE COURT OF SESSION. - For a considerable traordinary gifts to his parish church :

period after the union of England and Scotland, “ Te'tu. Ric. Sheriff a'ls Osteler de Castelcarey. " In dei nomine, Amen. The year of our Lord 1541,

the Court of Session (the Supreme Civil Court of xxii day of September. I Ric. Sheryff make my Testa

the latter country) appears to have assumed ment and last wyll yn forme and man’r followyng? Fyrst, powers of very questionable authority. Among I bequethe my sowle to Almighty God, my body to be these was the singular and hardly credible one of buryd yn the Churchyeard of Castelcarey. It'm, I be- regulating the sale of beef and mutton by weight quethe to the church of Castellcarey a bowshell of wheat in the Edinburgh market; on which subject I It'm to the brotherrede of Castellcarey a bowshell of wheat. Item to my gostlye father xxd. It’m to my

extract the following dignified provision from an dowghter Crystyan, of Wells, a bowshell of wheat and á Act of the Court of date December 7th, 1734 : bowshell of drege. The resydew of my goods not gevyn « That there be no sale made of mutton or of beef but no' bequethed, I geve and bequeth to my dowghter Alis, by Trois weight, heads, knaps, tongues and marrow bones whom I make my executrix to se my detts payde, &c. cut out by themselves excepted.” These beyng witnis, – John Kyck, Stephen Hellyar, Will'm Roke, and Robert Gypson, w't others.

This enactment seems to have been found “ Probatum, fuit p. Testamentu. cora. Magro Joh’e grinding or inoperative, for their lordships, by a

Dawis, in ecclia Cath, Wellen, iij die Mensis Octo- subsequent Act (January 24th, 1736) kindly exbris anno D’ni, 1541."

empted from its operation " the following pieces The fourth example is a copy of the will of of flesh, viz., knap-layers, mid-layers, shoulderJohn Blewett of the old borough of Axbridge. layers, and craigs or necks." What I have re“ T. Johannis Blewett, de Axbruge.

ferred to will be found in the printed Acts of “In dei No'ie Amen. The yeare of o'r lorde God Sederunt of the Court published in 1790; but as Mcccccxı (1541), and the xiiij day of the monethe of that publication is little known out of the legal membrans, mayk my last wyll in this maner and forme profession in Scotland, and as the matter is curifollowyng: First, I bequethe my sowle to almighty God,

ous (ludicrous is probably a more suitable phrase), to oure blessed ladie, and to all the holie companye of it has occurred to me that it merits preservation heavyn, my bodie to be buryed in the churchyard of in your widely circulated journal.

S. Saynt John in Axbruge. Also I bequethe to the mother churche of Wells jd. Also I bequethe to the hie auter in

MULTIPLICATION TABLE.--It is well known that Axbruge jd; also I geve to the Trinytie lyght, to the after a Table of Logarithms, no table is so useful Roode lyght, and to Seynt Crispyn and Crispinyanes to mathematicians as a large multiplication table. lyght, to ev'y one of these lyghts, a peny a pece. All The following must be very rare, as it is not the residew of my goods not bequethed, I geve and bequethe yť to Alys my wyffe , and to Maude my dowghter

, entered in the revised article “ Tables” in the whome I mayke my full executors. Wyttnesse hereof English Cyclopædia,—"IpaktiKh .... en Benetia S'r Richarde Browne, curatt, Richard Blewett, Morrys (Venice), 1813, 16mo." This is a table extending Browne, Thomas Ball, w't other moo."

to 100 times 100. The title is copied from the INA.

Hon. Fred. North's copy now in the Musenm, press Wells, Somerset.

mark 870 a. 24.

Wm. Davis.

VICARS St. Mary-CHURCH, Devon. Minor Notes.

The following list of Vicars of St. Mary-Church,

drawn up with great care and accuracy from the WATER-SHED.

A

very unnecessary objection Records of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter by has been used for this comprehensive curt desig- Colonel Harding of Exeter, and the Rev. R. H. nation of the passing of waters down the two op- Barnes, the present Vicar of S. Mary-Church, was posite sides of an eminence. At Donauschingen, a published in the Torquay Directory of July 22. I house is usually pointed out, from whose eaves think it is worthy of being embalmed in your the rain on one side descends to the Danube, on pages, as such lists are always useful for genealothe other to the Rein. The objection seems to be gical and other purposes. that we take the word from the German scheiden, “ The following list of the Vicars of St. Mary-Church to divide; but both Fatherland and ourselves is taken from the Bishop's Registers :bave it from a much older language. The Anglo- Robert Maloylsch, instituted 10th August, 1313. Saxon has numerous derivatives from sceadan, to Robert de Lüstleigh, 7th June, 1347. 'separate or divide; as scedan, to shed; scede- John de Brassyngten, 10th April, 1349. land, divided land. Beside the German scheiden

Robert de Exelrigge, 26th August, 1349.

Peter Duke. is a neuter verb, our to shed is an active one, as

John Otery, 7th March, 1397. to shed tears ; and, though rather a far-fetched elu. John Caryargh or Curburgh.

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