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A certain person, of a great and rich family well known which shewed forth itself hereafter. For this worthy friend, to me, though I knew not that very person, had lived having now once found out the mansion or prison of this such a life as young and rich people are generally used soul, was further drawn in his mind to give a visit unto to, indulging his earthly sensual pleasures; though he it every night, for three or four hours, and this during the was also not altogether a stranger to the inward work of time of a full year! His body laid in the bed indeed, in God upon his soul. This young man had a friend, who such a condition as if it had been in a vehement sickness, still is alive - at least I know nothing to the contrary, without the use of outward senses; but his spirit was and with him he had conversed for several years most taken up or rather down, into that region of darkness, familiarly, so that he communicated unto him his greatest and was there in the greatest work and labour, to direct secrets. At length finding himself disappointed about this poor soul, how it should prepare and dispose itself for an advantageous marriage, and being absent from his a turning to the God of love. And when he returned to friend in another city, so that he could not communicate the body again, he was so weak and fainting, that he with him, he fell suddenly into such a sad condition of thought many times his outward life would have an end. mind, that he designed to kill himself; and this design, And commonly, if not always, he laid in such a sweat, though he was prevented the first time, when he would that all his bed was wet. But nevertheless, God, in have drowned himself in a deep water, he performed soon answer to his continued wrestling faith and prayer, supthereafter, if not the self- same day, giving himself a ported him still with power; and though he fell really mortal wound with his own sword. His friend being into a sickness, yet this did not hinder nor interrupt certainly a faithful friend to him, and such a one as very the continuance of this magical exercise every night seldom may be found, was extremely sorrowful at this for a whole year, and as I well remember, a little more. lamentable case; and being a man not only of conscience, During which time, this valiant Christian warrior brought but also of great experience in the regenerate life, and forth this soul from that first Saturninish mansion, into understanding Böhme's theosophic and magical science in the second of Mercury—the bitter, stinging property; and a deep experimental manner, found himself obliged to do further from this also into the third of Mars-the anguishwhat he could, and what he knew was possible to being, whirling wheel, the next degree to the Fire; in each done, by a living for a departed soul, if begun in true of which it was kept for a certain time, as in a peculiar faith, and carried on in a continual relying upon the as- prison, different from the former, though all in the same sistance of God, who is not pleased with the death of a dark region or centre of nature, according to the different sinner. Having therefore earnestly prepared himself, he qualifications of these three properties thereof; each of was a great while very inquisitive into the state of this which laid hold on the soul, as having in its soulish being departed soul; and God answered his intention with such something out of them, so that each would have kept a good success, that he was brought into the region of that which was its own. And when it now thus was gone darkness, which he said was so inexpressibly, and as it through all these three, and was come to the fourth, it apwere palpably dark and thick, that the very darkest peared, that the first instruction which earnestly was night in this principle, could not at all come into compa- pressed upon this soul, had taken ground and root therein; rison with it. Therein now he met with another no less for then it raised up itself mightily, and with such a considerable occurrence, which yet I shall pass by, in- strong violence, as in which it had forced itself out of its tending only to relate that which concerns this miserable body; it would now have broken also through the prinsoul. Which he found at length, as he said, in Saturn, or ciple of Fire, and forced itself into the Light. But at the in the first, saturnine, harsh, astringent property of the first entrance, this fiery region so captivated it, that all centre of nature; and there he found it in the figure of its force and power was broken, and its course was stopped, a little globe, so contracted, astricted and narrowed, that like as if a strong iron bar had been laid cross in the way. it had as to appearance no life, and no ability to exert And in this Fire it must hold out a considerable time also, any of its powers and faculties. Like as a man, or another as in a new particular prison, different from all the living creature, exposed to a great, intolerable frost, (for former, wherein it had, as he expressed it, its greatest this simile he used,) contracts his hands and feet, and all purgatory. And thus it was now transported from one his members into the narrowest space, rolling them up as extremity of the greatest frust, into the other of the near as he can in the figure of a globe, so that he lieth as greatest heat, and had felt abundantly, what a soul is in a dead, unmoveable thing; for no life, nor motion ap- its own being, without its spirit-the new spirit, or birth pears without, though there is still a narrowed life within, of Christ. But at length it came forth out of this prison which is shut up as it were in a narrow prison. This also, as a bright shining star; and broke through, or miserable soul he spoke to in great earnest, admonishing rather sunk down, or also mounted up on high-for all it, that it should recollect and raise up again its life and this is right and every way significant, from all its calapower, and set itself, first in a will and desire, to turn mity, pain and anguish, into eternal peace and rest. from this condition unto God; and especially that it And then this friend had done, he could not follow after should remember, in what a great tumult and activity it it nor see it any more.—I would not relate these things had been, when it forced itself so violently to go out of (the rarest that I ever heard of) unto every one, knowing its body; such a liveliness then should it now also stir up that many would be ready to ridicule, and to call them in itself again, for to come away from this state, and to fables, they having no knowledge of the philosophy of draw nearer unto God, etc. Concerning the manner of the spiritual eternal nature. But if we know what the this speaking, he could give an account thereof sufficient soul with its cross is, without the spirit; and if we consienough to show, there was a true reality therein, having der that saying of our Lord, ' Make to yourselves friends had in this matter peculiar deep experiences; so that he of the mammon of unrighteousness, that when ye fail they heard spiritual speeches having no communion with any may receive you into everlasting habitations, - which this earthly language, and yet much more intelligible, and friend especially laid as a sure foundation of his doings, giving a far deeper impression than any outward sound. (for, it may be stated, this poor soul when in the body, But at first all this exhortation was in vain, and had no was exceedingly charitable to, and full of esteem for this appearing effect at all; this soul being then so over- friend, whose circumstances were such as to allow him to powered, by that cold, saturnine power of darkness, receive such tokens of his affection,) we may put more or îhat it could not move in the least, and as to appearance less a favourable construction upon them; and this the hardly take any notice of what it was counselled to do; more, because there is nothing said nor done, which were though it was not without effect in its internal ground, not well consistent with Böhme's ground, and exactly
agreeing with his deep description of the soul, in his Trunspire is now often used as if it meant, to Forty Questions, and other of his writings."
pccur ; it means, to become gradually known. Thus Freher's narrative. The published Life Eliminate is to cast out, to reject : it is often of Gichtel was revised by Kanne, and inserted in used in an almost contrary sense, as to select, to his work, in German, entitled “Lives of Awakened retain. Christians of the Protestant Church, 8vo. Bam- Taboo, or tapu, as I believe it is pronounced in berg, 1816.". In this book, which is more easily New Zealand, is holy, sacred ; to taboo, is to deprocurable than the ‘Theosophia Practica'volumes, clare a thing sacred, inviolable. Many people the reader, who desires it, may see the version of use this word for to forbid as improper. this singular relation, * as contained in the pub- Premises : in deeds, after a house or other prolished life.
C. WALTON. perty has once been described at length ; it is * Note. — The above relation, with respect to its chief afterwards referred to as “the premises,” that is, circumstances, is to be regarded as one of the great land- the “ things before mentioned :" from this, ignomarks, whereby to arrive at the understanding of the rant people have supposed that “premises ” means final cause of the creation of man, and of this astral, ele- “ a house." mentary, material universe; when the subject of the
Garble is not to mutilate, but to sort, to arrange. * logical connection' of all the revolving cycles of ages with their respective creations, temporal and eternal-compos
There was formerly a city officer called the “Garing the grand circle of creation returned again into its first bler of Spices." starting point in the centre of the eternal nature,—shall Sesquipedalian means, literally, a foot-and-acome to be elucidated in N. & Q., as referred to p. 374 balf long, and should only be used of things in suprà. When the whole scheme of the divine mind by which that length would be inordinately great. creation, being accomplished, shall be seen to be indeed I have seen, in one of our most popular novelists, worthy of God, as a father, and a being of mere goodness the word applied to a footman ; from which I and loving-kindness, pure light or understanding, and all power. But, before this elucidation may be established, could not help suspecting that the writer supand apprehended as self-evident truth, some further pre posed it to mean six feet high. liminary considerations, and circumstances of spiritual science, will be necessary to be set forth.-- Further parti- Aggravate is to add weight to, to intensify. After culars concerning Gichtel, and his wonderful experience seeing and hearing this word 'used in jest for to in the mysteries of spiritual nature, may be found referred ||provoke, for many years, I have lately detected it to, in the recently published “ Theosophic Correspondence 'in that sense in serious compositions. (translated from the French) between the celebrated Saint Gracious. Tbere is now an affected use of this Martin (dit le philosophe inconnu,') and Kirchberger, a word to signify graceful. Heaven knows why! philosophic and devout Swiss Baron, from 1792 to 1797, (Hamilton & Co.) 1836,”—a work of profound interest on
Demise is a letting down, a descent (demissio). theosophic, theurgic, and spiritism topics.
When a monarch dies there is, therefore, properly If any spiritual reader, well versed in German and said to be “a demise of the crown:" this people theological composition, might be willing to co-operate in have supposed to mean a death of the monarch;" giving to the English public, a concise translation of the and hence, demise is often used as if it were the Letters and Life of Gichtel, and of Franz Baader's theo
same as decease. sophical Works, recently published at Leipzig, and others, referred to p. 373 suprà, he would thereby be doing “a
Abscond is properly to hide away; not to run good work;" for which he would receive and experience away. the blessing of devout philosophic souls, through all the Étcetera, being the neuter-plural, should never generations of time! Further particulars of C. W., 24, be applied to persons. Ludgate Street, London.
Instant means, properly, now at hand, imminent. It should never be applied to a past day. Many people seem to think that “January instant
means, MISUSE OF WORDS.
“this current month of January."
Ultimo : proximo : i. e. : e. g.: viz. Allow me There are hundreds of words in our language, to express my aversion to these slip-slop forms, and doubtless in every language, of which the which should never be seen in carefully written present meaning is not in accordance with their English. etymology; and it has always seemed to me a Felo de se is “ a felon of himself"-the criminal, very unprofitable task to demonstrate (as some not the crime. It is incorrect to speak of compeople amuse themselves with doing) that a word mitting felo de se. ought to mean one thing, when it is an indisput- " The facts are as follow," instead of as follows, able fact that it means another. Still, it is good is an affectation of precision, which I have often to keep rds true to their etymology if it may met with lately, based on an entirely mistaken be done; and an incipient misuse may be ar- view of the grammar of the sentence. rested by a timely warning. The following are a
B. R. few words and phrases which may yet be reclaimed, though I have seen them maltreated of late by writers who ought to know better.
ANDREW HART: CONTRACT FOR INTRODUCING generally understood as they are at the present time. FLEMISH ARTIZANS INTO EDINBURGH, 1601:
On arriving at her journey's end, she could not find her
umbrella, and imagined that she had left it at home. GEORGE HERIOT.
Some one suggested telegraphing for it, so she proceeded
In the meanwhile, howSo little is known of Andrew Hart, the early to the office for that purpose. Scotch publisher, that the following particulars, carriage she had just left; and being humorously in
ever, an astute porter had discovered her umbrella in the brief though they be, may not be without their clined, he hung it on the telegraph wire, and subsevalue in the estimation of those individuals who quently induced the old lady to look if her umbrella had take an interest in the preservation of such frag- arrived by the wire-a mode of transit she implicitly bements of literary information.
lieved in. She, of course, expressed her delight in getting
her umbrella so quickly; but she expressed no surprise. “ 24th Oct. 1599.—Comperit Eduard Cathkyn, burges She thought, probably, that telegraphs were very conof Edinburgh, and becom cautioun and souertie for Andro Hart, liberar, burges of Edinburgh, That in caise it be mind, without for a moment considering the possibility of
venient; and straightway dismissed the subject from her fundin be the Lordis that he aucht to desist and ceise fra
the event, or the means by which it was accomplished.” all selling and hame bringing of ye volumes of ane new Salmebuik imprentit within ye towne of Middleburght,
I was an eye-witness of the transaction upon in Flanderis, ane littill volum with ye Salmes of verse, and in praise, vpoun ye margyn thairóf, and fra hyndering which, I think, the foregoing anecdote was founded. of John Gibsoun, buikbinder, burges of ye said burgh, in | In 1853, I was travelling in North Wales, in comselling of ye saidis buikis conforme to his hienes gift and pany with a friend, who is since dead. After licence granted to him thairvpoun in ye moneth of July sojourning for a couple of days at that most comlastley past. That the said Eduard Kathkyn sall caus
fortable of hotels, the “George,” at Bangor Ferry, the said Andro Hert to do ye samyn, and that for obeying of ye command of ye letteris [further process be] suspen
on the afternoon of Saturday, June 11, 1853, dit quhile ye twentie-four day of November.”
my friend and myself arrived at the Bangor StaWhat was the result of the lawsuit between the tion, for the purpose of proceeding on to Holy. " liberar" and the bookbinder has not been as
head by the express train. On entering the certained; but Andro was, during his life time, which had its steam up, was shunted on to a
station we noticed that a train, the engine of a very successful publisher; although at the present siding. I asked one of the porters what the train date the bibliomaniac who can lay hands on any of his rare tomes may be considered very fortu
was waiting for? He told me that it was a slow nate. His heirs, after his demise, continued the passenger train ; and was shunted to allow the business.
express, and the mail train, which was due a few His autograph is exceedingly rare. It occurs
minutes later, to pass it. After taking our tickets, as a witness to a contract between the Commis
the express train not being quite due, my friend sioners of the Royal Burghs and Nicholas Wande- while we were listening to the click click of the
and I sauntered into the telegraph office; and brok and Philip Wermont – Flemings by birth, needles, a porter came in and said : “ A passenger but who were then resident in Norwich-dated in the shunted train has left his umbrella at July 10, and October 10, 1601. The object of this remarkable document was to introduce the manu
Station (naming a station some distance up the facture of " fyne broad clothe," " serges," and the line); telegraph to the clerk to send it on by the
mail train." like, into Edinburgh, and the Flemings were
This was instantly done; and in a taken bound to instruct all the "maister wey into the Bangor Station, and, to use the language
few minutes, the express train rushed shrieking wars” and such other persons as the magistrates of good old Bunyan, should think eligible, in their craft. Amongst
we went on our way, and
saw them no more.” the signatures of the contracting parties is that of due time; and while we were looking after our
We reached Holyhead in George Heriot, "Commissioner for Edinburgh."
The original deed is in the possession of the luggage and (that being gathered together and writer, who picked it up with other papers of less conveyed to the mail packet
, which was to carry us across to Ireland,) about us, the mail train
is very minute in defining the obligations imposed swept into Holyhead Station : and the guard, getupon the foreign artizans, who appear to have been
ters, and said: “This belongs to a passenger by carrying on their trade at Norwich. J. M.
the next train, and was left behind by him at
- Station, and telegraphed for." "Very well,"
replied the porter, quietly hanging the umbrella THE OLD LADY, HER UMBRELLA, AND THE
on the telegraph wire. Amused at this action, ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.
my friend and I waited to see the denouement. In an article entitled " The Electric Wire,” to In a short time the slow train arrived; and a be found in Chambers's Journal, for Saturday, bustling middle-aged man got out, and said to the October 17, 1863, the following passage occurs :- porter: “Has my umbrella come?” “Yes, Sir,"
“We most of us remember the story of the old lady who replied the railway official, "it has just arrived by was travelling in the days when telegraphs were not so telegraph,”—pointing to the umbrella pendentfrom
the wire. The owner of the parapluie looked first B.A. Dec. 8, 1779; M.A. May 30, 1782. at it, then at the porter; and reaching down his Oct. 1784, he became Rector of Great Parndon, property, to assure himself that it really was his, Essex; and on Nov. 26, 1790, Vicar of North smote his thigh with his hand; and exclaiming-Mimms, Hertfordshire. He died Sept. 11, 1833 ; “Well, I'm blessed if that 'ere telegraph don't and was author of A Fast Sermon, 4to, 1794; beat every think !"-walked thoughtfully away: A Sermon for the Fast, Feb. 25, 1795, to which is fully impressed with the belief that his umbrella annexed an Address to the Dissenters, 4to; and had come along the wire, as a boy sends a mes- Trifles in Verse, 8vo, 1796. To him also is atsenger to a paper kite, John PAVIN PHILLIPS. tributed : Haverfordwest.
* Observations on the Military Establishment and Discipline of His Majesty the King of Prussia ; with an
Account of the Private Life of that celebrated Monarch; Minor Notes.
and occasional Anecdotes of the principal Persons of his Court, interspersed with Descriptions of Berlin, Potsdam,
Sans Souci, Charlottenbourg, &c. Translated from the Curious CIRCUMSTANCE. — The following curi- French. London. 8vo. 1780." ous paragraph I found lately in the English John Johnson, of Caius College, Cambridge, Churchman newspaper of Jan. 24, 1856. I think LL.B. 1794, LL.D. 1803, became Rector of Yax. it is worth a place in “ N. & Q.”:
ham, with Welborne, Norfolk, January 1, 1800. “Six brothers, four of whom are clergymen, met to- He died Sept. 29, 1833; and is well known as the gether to celebrate the birth-day of the eldest, who is relative and biographer of Cowper, and the editor Rector of the parish [Harlaston, near Tamworth). The
of his translation of Homer, Posthumous Poems, day being Sunday, they all assisted in the performance of divine service in the morning. The Rector, the Rev.
and Private Correspondence. R. R. Bloxam, read the Prayers and Litany; the Rev.
C. H. & THOMPSON COOPER. Andrew Bloxam, Incumbent of Twycross, preached; the Cambridge. Rev. John Bloxam, D.D., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, read the Communion Service; the Rev. Thomas
CHEAP PUBLICATIONS IN THE 16TH CENTURY. Bloxam, of Rugby, read the Epistle; and the two lay- The name of Cardinal Ximenes is always (and men, Mr. Matthew Holbeck Bloxam, of Rugby, author will ever be) associated with the publication of of Gothic Architecture, and Mr. Henry Bloxam, of Shrews- his famous Polyglott. But it is not perhaps gebury, read the Lessons for the day.”
nerally known, that he was also the originator of A parallel case to this could scarcely, I think, a popular library, adapted to the middle and be found.
GEORGE F. CHAMBERS. lower classes. The books were printed partly in Kensington.
Latin and partly in Spanish, and were published INEDITED CULLODEN DISPATCH.
at the same time that the printing of the Polyglott “ Newcastle, April 29th, 1746.
was going on. The object of the cardinal in " Letters in Town say that on Saturday last the Tran- publishing these works, which were wholly of a sports sail'd from Leith to Inverness, and that the report spiritual character, was that thereby all immoral that the Hessians being to imbark soon at Leith seems writings might be banished from the domestic false.
circle, and piety and devotion be increased. “ Yesterday an express went through this Town for
The following are the words of his latest biograthe Government, wh says the Rebels are Totally dispers’d: the Pretender's son has only fled wth two attend pher, the Rev. Doctor Hefele, Professor of Theoants, and the Rebellion quite given over.
The Rebei logy in the University of Tübingen :chiefs and officers have given their last orders to their “Sowie mehrere kleine Schriften, welche der Erzbismen to shift for themselves. The number of the dead chof inehr zur Bildung des Volkes, als für den Gebrauch bodies, found in the field of battle, are 1760.
der Gelehrten, theils in lateinischer Sprache, theils in die “ The number of the Rebels kill'd is 4,000 in the field castilische übersetzt liesz. Es waren diesz-Die Briefe der of battle and in the Pursuit."
heiligen Catharina von Siena; die Schriften der heiligen “ Mr. Hobson, — The above is an exact Copy of this Angela von Foligno, und der gottseligen Aebtissin Mechmorning's Express, from your humble Servt,
thilde; die Stufenleiter der christlichen Vollkommenheit
* Jos. STOKES. von St. Joannes Climacus; die Lebens-regeln des heiligen “ Macclesfield, 3 May, 1746."
Vincentius Ferrer und der heiligen Clara ; die BetrachAppended is a plan of the battle, differing but tungen über das Leben Christi von dem Karthäuser Lanvery immaterially from that published by Volun- dulph, und eine Biographie des berühmten Erzbischofs teer Ray.
Thomas Beket von Canterbury. Die Absicht des Ximenes
dabei war, schlechte Schriften aus den Familien zu verThornbridge, Bakewell.
drängen und durch diese auf seine Kosten besorgten und The Rev. John Johnson, M.A., AND THE REV. | Gesittung zu pflanzen und zu vermehren, wesshalb er
gedruckten Bücher, in weiten Kreisen Frömmigkeit und JOHN JOHNSON, LL.D. These clergymen, who zahllose Exemplare verschenkte,” &c. - Der Cardinal curiously enough died in the same month, are Ximenes, von Carl Joseph Hefele, xiii. Haupt. S. 148. confounded by Watt.
Tübingen, 1851. John Johnson, born in St. Giles's, Middlesex, This account of the works published by the Sept. 26, 1759, was of Oriel College, Oxford; great cardinal is taken almost word for word from
the invaluable life of Ximenes by Gomez, published CHoaK-JADE AT NEWMARKET.-The following at Complutum (now Alcalá de Henares) in 1569. passage occurs in the Gent. Mag. 1755, p. 153, in It is entitled De Rebus Gestis à Francisco Ximenio, allusion to the death of a then distinguished raceCisnerio, Archiepisco Toletano, libri octo, 8c.
J. DALTON. “ Italian greyhounds, Dutch lap-dogs, monkeys, and The GEORGE AND BLUE BOAR.
maccaws, have been honoured with monuments and epi
A brief part- taphs; but a race-horse as much surpasses these insigniing record of a landmark of Old London in The ficant animals, as White-nose was superior to a pack. Atheneum of Oct. 17, deserves, I think, a place in horse. And I cannot but think, that an obelisk (with a “ N. & Q. :
proper inscription drawn up by Mess. Heber and Pond) “A relic of Old London is now fast disappearing—the
should be erected near the Devil's Ditch, or Choak-Jade, Blue Boar Inn-or the George and Blue Boar, as it came
on New Market Heath, in honour of his memory." to be called later, in Holborn. For more than two hun- I am anxious to identify the place called Choakdred years this was one of the famous coaching houses, Jade. Can any of your readers tell me where it whence stages went to, and where they arrived from, the is, and whether it took its unpleasant name from North and Midland counties. It is more famous still as being the scene - if Lord Orrery's chaplain, Morrice, may having near to it a pond devoted to the use of the be credited — where Cromwell and Treton, disguised ducking-stool ?
A LORD OF A MANOR. as troopers, cut from the saddle-flap of a messenger a letter wbich they knew to be there, from Charles I. to
CHARLES II. --Who was the author of — Henrietta Maria. They had previously intercepted a “ Eikon Basilike Deutera; a Portraicture of His Sacred letter from the Queen to her husband, in which she re- Majesty Charles II. With his Reasons for turning Roman proached him for entering into a compact of recon- Catholic. Published by King James. Found in the ciliation with Cromwell and his party. This letter was Strong Box. Printed in 1694.” sent on, and now they intercepted the reply, in which Charles spoke of them as rogues whom he would, by-and- There is a copy of this work in the Melbourne by, hang instead of reward. According to Morrice, this Public Library.
D. BLAIR. sealed the king's fate.* Such is the legend connected with Melbourne. the Blue Bour, Holborn, which is described, in Queen Anne's reign, as situate opposite Southampton Square.'” ELEANOR COBHAM (2nd S. xi. 170, 218.)- Can
R. K. any of the readers of “N. & Q." say whether
Eleanor Cobham, before she became wife of HumQueries.
phrey Duke of Gloucester, was the mother of
his natural daughter Antigona, wife of Henry AUCTIONS IN CUMBERLAND.—On attending in Grey, Earl of Tankerville and Lord Powys ? the summer a large sale of furniture, &c. in the Antigona is said in Daniel and Trussell's History, parish of Millom, Cumberland - an event of so to have been Eleanor's daughter, but no where rare occurrence in that primitive neighbourhood else do I find it so stated. The probability would that it attracted a large concourse
e-I was amused seem she was her daughter, and married to Henry at hearing many of the bidders exclaim “ Penny," Grey (who was ward of Duke Humphrey's “ Penny, which the auctioneer, according to the brother, John Duke of Bedford, Acts of Pripy amount of the last bid, interpreted “A penny,'
Council, iii. 177), when both were of very early “Twopence," " Sixpence," "A shilling, "*" Half-age. a-crown," “ A crown," &c.
Does this queer
Dr. Croly. — The late Dr. Croly was an exmode of bidding exist in any other part of Eng. tensive contributor to Blackwood in its palmy land ?
days. Was he the author of a remarkable series BARRETT AND HARRIS Family.—1. In the Army of papers entitled “The World We Live in" in List of Roundheads and Cavaliers, in the 9th In- the Magazine from 1836 to 1840 ? fantry Regiment of his Majesty Charles I., men
Melbourne. tion is made of Captaine Barret: any information Diguron THE CARICATURIST.-In a note (p. 2) concerning him will oblige.
to Black Gowns und Red Coats, or Oxford in 2. In the Roll of Battle Abbey the name Bar- 1834, the author tells us that. rett also occurs : any information concerning the coat of armour will greatly oblige.
“ Dighton, the celebrated Caricaturist, was invited by
an Oxford dignitary to meet several of the characters of 3. In the Navy List of his Majesty's ships, &c. the University at his house, that he might avail himself in Army List of Roundheads und Cavaliers, com- of the opportunity to sketch them. The first production manding the merchant ship “ Paragon," is named of his portfolio was no other than the figure of the inCaptaine Leonard Harris: any information con
sidious host himself." cerning him will greatly oblige SIGISMOND.
Who was this insidious dignitary? [* For some notices of this veritable historical hoax of
Dutch DELF.— I have lately met with a bowl " the saddle letter," see D'Israeli's Commentaries on the Life of this ware, a foot in diameter, which possesses and Reign of Charles the First, v. 323. Vide also the some antiquarian interest from bearing on its Gentleman's Magazine, xxii. 204.—Ev.]
outer face, amid a garnish of quaint flowers and
E. K. J.