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of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, and as the familiar to us in pargoy, sangoy, morgoy, &c., for
Corps de moy, il m'advisera.
Euvres,' ed. Ch. d'Héricault, p. 66. 60, Victoria Street, Liverpool.
The writer from whom the 'N. E. D.' takes the (To be continued.)
earliest example of “ Body of me was a contemporary of Roger de Collerye, or, as he is familiarly called, Roger Bontemps.
F. ADAMS. SHAKSPEARIANA. 'JULIUS CÆSAR.'— With Julius Cæsar,' III. '1 HENRY VI.,' II. ii.i. 58–70, compare the following lines from the
No equity stirring. second chapter of the 'Parabolæ of Alanus de
This expression is criticized as forced and unInsulis':
natural" by the Hon. Ignatius Donelly ("Great Æthereus motus mouet omnia sidera, praeter
Cryptogram,' 524). Under the title “Falstaff and Unum, sed semper permanet illud idem ; Sic constans et fidus homo sine fine tenebit
Equity,' an article in Shakespeariana for July and Hunc in more modum, quem tenet ipse polus, October, 1892 (New York), attributes to the WALTER W. SKEAT. phrase no fewer than four distinct meanings, mainly
upon the circumstances of several cases, including ‘LOVE's LABOUR 's Lost,' III. i. 28.
the case of Shakespeare v. Lambert, pending in By my penne of observation.
the High Court of Chancery contemporaneously The use of the word sum in such pbrases as sum with the appearance of the drama. Is there to be of parts,” &c., makes it probable that we should found anywhere else, and, if so, where; any note read “sum of observation” here. To me it appears or comment upon this passage ? to be a better reading than the "penny of ob
RICHARD MALCOLM JOHNSTON. servation” usually adopted. The word in the Baltimore, folio is sometimes spelt sume, and this, in MS., could easily be mistaken for penne.
'KING HENRY V.,' PROLOGUE TO IV. 22–28 V. ii. 762.
(8th S. ii. 122).—The proposal made to emend
this passage by substituting “ vesture” for “gesI understand you not; my griefs are double.
ture seems to be open to several objections. There still appears to be some uncertainty about The word " investing,” even if it is susceptible of the meaning of this passage, since the Irving edition the peculiar sense proposed to be assigned to it, accepts Staunton's conjecture. "hear dully," would come in very awkwardly so soon after “vesthough it does not state what objection there is to ture," and it would seem forced and unnatural to the text as it stands. The death of the princess's speak of cloaks or rugs as clothing the “cheeks" father is one grief, and her not understanding the or“coats” of the wearers ; besides which, if the king is another, 80 I do not see what objection cheeks and coats of the English are supposed to there can be to her speaking of her griefs a8 bave been thus covered by their over-garments, double. Certainly for ber to regard the griefs as the point as to the leanness of the cheeks and the of equal weight would be to feel little concern at
war-worn condition of the coats is wholly lost, as her father's death; but the phrase may be considered those details would by hypothesis be concealed to be merely the exaggeration that occasionally from view. results from politeness.
It seems to me that the earlier editors of this 'HENRY VIII.,' V. ii. 22.
play were probably right in thinking that the
principal fault lay in the word “investing,” though Body a me ; where is it?
they do not appear to bave supplied any satisThe origin of this nonsensical oath is not explained factory substitute for it. I should suggest that in the N. E. D. It is a literal translation of the the best way of emending this passage would be to French corps de moi, equally meaningless to those retain the word “gesture," which may well bear who are not versed in French oath-lore. The the sense of " attitude," and in the following line suffis -goy or guoy, a rustic disguise of -dieu, is to substitude in resting for “investing," and
on war-worn coats” for “and war-worn coats." career being a most brilliant one; and on more than one occasion he has proved himself to be a warm-hearted These changes are but slight, when one considers Irish patriot.
how easily the eye or the ear of a copyist might be deceived in such a case ; and it is plain that, in the phrase, “the hour has come." Surely it is after writing “investing” for “in resting,” it plain enough, except to a commentator. would be very natural for him to write “and war
C.C. B. worn coats” for “on war-worn coats," because the the word "on" after “investing” would make no SIR GEORGE BARCLAY.—When, at the peace of sepse. The whole passage, with the proposed Ryswick, in 1697, William III. asked for the alterations, would run thus :
extradition of this Jacobite conspirator, Louis XIV. The poor condemned English,
professed ignorance of what had become of Like sacrifices, by their watchful fires
him. Histories and biographical dictionaries are Sit patiently, and inly ruminate The morning's danger; and their gesture sad,
equally in the dark, but a pamphlet in the Paris In resting lank loan cheeks on war-worn coats,
National Library dispels this ignorance. Barclay, Presenteth them unto the gazing moon
on bis escape from England, settled at Issoudun, So many borrid ghosts.
where, living on a pension from Louis XIV., he
C. W. C. gaved a considerable sum. He died in 1710. He “RUNAWAYES EYES ” (8th S. i. 432, 518 ; ii. 35, bad married, at London in 1687, Anne Cæsar, 75, 135).-A. J. M. drew attention to a recent
widow of Sir Poyntz, who had not shared his solution of this typographical enigma. The following exile, but then went over to Paris to claim his
The executors, emendation is from a pamphlet of twenty pages by property under a will of 1688. Zachariah Jackson, printed in 1818, entitled Å Innes and Whyteford, of the Scotch College-he Few Concise Examples of Seven Hundred Errors had bequeathed bis heart and a sum of money to in Shakspeare's Plays.' The commentator tells us the college—seem to have recognized her claim, but that this work was compiled during an eleven years' bis sister Ande, accompanied by her nephew Peter, captivity in France ; å fellow prisoner lent him son of John Barclay, of Johnstone, Kincardinesbire, some volumes of the Johnson and Steevens edition presented herself as claimant under a later will. of Shakspeare's 'Plays,' and the study helped to Litigation ensued, the result of which does not while away the weary tedium of bis days of exile. appear; but the date of Barclay's death is thus I do not know whether this obscure writer is settled, as also his descent from the Barclays of known to Shakspearean scholars; he was evidently Mather, one branch of whom settled at Johnstone
J. G. ALGER. in needy circumstances and unknown, for he has and another at Ury.
Paris, recorded his pathetic reproach, “It has been alike rejected by every bookseller to whom I offered it “THE PIROMIDES. -In Memoirs of Eighty for publication”; but his proposed emendation is at Years,' by Gordon Hake, 1892, at p. 125, is the least ingenious and worthy of attention :
following: “Sir Sibbald Scott, son of my friend "On the compound word 'run-aways,' an infinity of Sir David, told me that he had seen the authorlearned comment has been expended, but all in vain, ship of 'The Piromides,' inquired for in Notes and yet, according to the orthography of Shakspeare's time; Queries at two different times.” It was a drama word; and produces so clear a meaning, that neither the published by the author in 1839 (see p. 101). I Greek of Judge Blackstone, nor the laboured elucidations can only find one inquiry (3rd S. i. 131), which of the other commentators are necessary. Our great appears to have remained unanswered. The referpoet wrote:
ence will be found in the Index to Third Series Spread thy close curtain, love performing night! under 'Anonymous Works.'
G. L. G. That unawares, eyes may wink'; and Romeo Leap to these arms untalk'd of, and unseen!
SHEPPERTON.-On the eyot in front of the Juliet invokes night to mantle the world in darkness, that “Ship," there is a beautiful weeping willow. The by a heavy atmosphere, sleep may steal unawares upon the eyelids of those who would obstruct her pleasures ; and, story is that it came as a withy from St. Helena, that then, Romeo may leap to her arms, untalked of and with_a turtle sent to Thomas Love Peacock by unseen. What can possibly be more simple ? Now see Sir Hudson Lowe. One of the Rosewell family, how the error originated. The old mode of spelling known as Brooky Tom, planted it by order of the unawares, was unawayrs; the words had what printers poet. I record this because I hear that an appliterm a literal error; that is, such as an o for an r; in cation has been made to the Conservators of the the correcting of which, having taken out the o, he placed the at the beginning of the word, and thus Thames to have the tree cut down, on the ground turned unawayrs to runaways.'
that it hides the inn from the people on the river. W. A. HENDERSON. Another withy was sent to a friend of Peacock's Dublin
at the Old Manor House, and is still flourishing.
J. J. F. SONNET CXXVI. (8th S. ii. 102).O thou, my lovely hoy, who in thy power
(It would be a mistake to cut down so lovely a tree.] Dost hold Timo's fickle glass, his sickle, hour. TOLNY OR UDNY, VICAR OF FOLKESTONE, 1631. So the “Globe," the "Aldine," &c., following the -Ia the Rev. M. Woodward's recently published quarto. “Hour” has a particular application, as History of the Parish Church of Folkestone,'
p. 125, there is a list of vicars “obtained from phorical use of words tends not only to obscure Lambeth Library and other sources." He gives ihe real meaning, but to pervert it. This arises for 1631–5 Alex. Toldy. A local paper publiebed frequently from persons liking to use scientific a list some years ago purporting to be extracted terms instead of common obes. Thus they use from the registry book of the parish church, and centre, when middle is meant. Centre is a point there it is Alexander Volny. About 1874 I find in a circle, from which all lines drawn to the cir. that I copied it as Alex. Vdpy, and this I imagine cumference are equal. Now, hear of a centre aisle is correct; and noticing in a recent issue of of a cburcb, the centre of a garden, which may be *N. & Q' the name of Robert Udny of Udny, I square. Of course, middle is the proper term; but write this note, hoping that the vicar of 1631 can then centre looks more scientific." Then we have a be traced.
HARDRIC MORPAYN. number of metaphorical centres. Every one has í Sandgate,
his circle of acquaintances, of which he, of course,
is the centre. RAINBOW BALLET. --Sir Augustus Harris, I Perhaps the most outrageous misuse of any term read, bas “introduced this charming dance" at the is that of sphere. We read of one man being out Palace Theatre. Its conception appears to be due of his proper sphere, another of having a sphere of to the inventive genius of Charles Babbage, the influence. The newspapers are always telling us savant. During Lumley's reign at the opera, that the English have a certain sphere of influence Babbage devised a rainbow dance for the ballet. in Africa, and so have the Germans. A sphere is The oxy-hydrogen light, passing through differently a round ball, not a bolt or zone. No possible good coloured media, produced the most brilliant effects can be got from rolling up the English in one ball upon groups of dancers dressed in white. Accord and the Germans in another, and then setting each ing to Sir F. Pollock, the philosopher himself | bombinare in vacuo, with the possibility of a devised a ballet, called 'Alethès and Iris,' to disastrous collision. E. LEATON-BLENKINSOPP. introduce his rainbow; and a most successful rehearsal took place. To Lumley, however, the BATTLE OF STIKLASTAD.-In this battle Olaf fire-risk appeared too great, and so the thing went (called the Fat in his lifetime, but canonized and no further. See Babbage's 'Passages from the called St. Olaf or St. Olave after his death, on Life of a Philosopher,' Lond., 1864.
account of his zeal for the propagation of
W. F. WALLER. Christianity) endeavouring to recover the crown of UNKNOWN TESTAMENT.—The Rev. W.J. Loftie's Norway, of which he had been dispossessed by Century of Bibles' is so complete that one seldom Knut (Canute), King of England and Denmark, meets with apy edition of the A.V. printed be- I was defeated and slaio. The date of the battle has tween 1611 and 1711 that is not mentioned in it. been a subject of dispute, and is erroneously given 1 recently purchased a black-letter 8vo., on long in some cyclopædias. It may be of interest, therelines, not recorded by Mr. Loftie, nor included, so far fore, to "noto” that the exact date is fixed by as I know, in any other catalogue. It was printed astronomical considerations, owing to the fact that by Robert Barker and John Bill, in 1642. I a total eclipse of the sun occurred in the region notice one peculiarity in it, viz., that it follows the where it was fought in the afternoon of August 31, Genevan rendering, and not that of the A.V. or of A.D. 1030. This was first pointed out by the late any of the early English versions, in St. Matthew, Prof. Hansteen, of Christiania, who also showed chap. xii. v. 23, where it reads, "Is this the son of that no other eclipse would satisfy the conditions, David ?" Of course the omission of the word "not" and that there is no room for doubt that the one in may have been merely a printer's error.
question was the cause of the obscuration of light J. R. DORE.
mentioned in the account of the battle. The Huddersfield.
Globe Encyclopædia' erroneously gives the date
as A.D. 1033 ; and in Haydn's Dictionary of MARTIN LISTER, M.D., F.R.S. (1638-1712), Dates' (twentieth edition), although the year is NATURALIST.-It may not be generally known given correctly as 1030, the day July 29 is assigned that he married in the parish church of St. Stephen, instead of August 31. Chambers's 'Encyclopædia' Walbrook, in the City of London, on October 24, errs in stating that it was fought against Kout; 1698, as his second wife, Jane Cullen, of the parish for the force opposed to Olaf was entirely Norof St. Mildred, Poultry, London. An admirable wegian and led by some of their pobles, with whom memoir of Dr. Lister appears in the Yorkshire he was not popular. Stiklastad, it may be menArchæological and Topographical Journal, 1871-2, tioned, was about thirty miles to the north-east of London, 1873, vol. ii. p. 297.
the town called in modern times Throndbjem. DANIEL HIPWELL.
W. T. LYNN. 17, Hilldrop Crescent, N.
Blackheath. MISUSE OF SCIENTIFIC TERMS : CENTRE: "HELLBRAND."-Dr. Marray gives in the New SPERE.It is curious to note how the meta- English Dictionary' an example from Foxe, the
martyrologist, and two other writers, of the word 6. Ar., six cross crosslets fitchée sa., on a chief bile-sheep, which was, he says, “a once favourite azure two mullets or. Assigned by Papworth to pun upon bishop, as is=one who bites the sheep Clinton. which he ought to feed." Apart from all other The impaled coat in No. 5 is assigned by Papreasons, this entry in the ‘Dictionary'is instructive worth to thirty-six different families, among them as showing what sort of jests some people in the to Neville, Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter, son: days of "Good Queen Bess” thought amusing. of John of Gaunt and Catherine Swypford, married Foxe must bave enjoyed pups of this barmless Margaret Neville ; he died 1424. Richard, Duke nature. In a tirade against St. Gregory VII., of York, married Cecily Neville. He died 1460. which appears in vo!. ii. p. 120 of his * Acts and But unluckily these ladies did not belong to the Monuments' (Seeley's edition, 1854), after speak- family which bore a lion rampant. Cecily was the ing of this Pope as “ Hildebrand, the soldier of daughter of Ralph, Earl of Westmoreland-Gules, Satan," he proceeds, some lines further down, to a saltire argent. Margaret was the daughter of talk of “the devilish drift and decree of this Thomas Nevile of Hornby. I have not been able Hildebrand, or rather Hellbrand.” Some humorous to find his arms, but I suppose it can hardly be the person of about Foxe's time thought he was doing same family as the Neviles of Essex, to whom Papa clever thing, I suppose, wben, in writing of the worth assigns the lion rampant. Woodward and see of St. Augustine, be spelt it “ Cankerberry." Burnett, p. 213, simply say, it is an early coat of I cannot call to mind where this occurs, but I have Nevile. None of the other families which are met with it more than once.
given in Papworth married any royal prince of There are few things in which one generation England. Moreover, the shield of England" is differs more from another than in the sense of not as borne by John of Gaunt (nor I presume by humour. Though in some things I am apt to think his son) nor as borne by Richard, Duke of York. the old days better than our own, I am bound to I am inclined to think the shield is that of say that we have improved in our notions of what Eleanor, daughter of Edward II., born 1318, is entertaining. One cannot imagine grave married, 1332, Renaud II., Earl of Gueldres." The historians of our own age, however strong their shield— Azure, & lion rampant or—is that of feelings of party might be, trying to raise a laugh Gueldres, sometimes, not always, represented with against institutions or persons they disliked by a double tailed lion, sometimes with a crowned lion. misspelling their names.
ASTARTE. Cau your readers assist me? Can they give instances
of princesses of Eogland using a label argent, and of
their bearing England on the dexter side of their Queries.
shield, with their husbands' arms on the sinister ? D
am told there are instances of this, but not wber We must request correspondents desiring information
A. E. on family matters of only privato interest to affix their married to a reigning prince. names and addresses to their queries, in order that the answers may be addressed to thêm direct.
PETER LILLYE, B.D., of Jesus College, Cam
bridge, sometime a Brother of the Savoy, and in ARMS IN THE LADY CHAPEL, ELY.—Can any of 1593 Vicar of Fulham, was in 1599 (April 16) your readers help me to determine No. 5 of the appointed to the Prebendary of Caddington Major following shields, which are painted on the sloping Dogdale calls him the grandson of William Lilly,
in St. Paul's Cathedral. When was he born ? base of canopies at the east end of the Lady Chapel, first High Master of St. Paul's School. If so, Ely, begun 1321, finisbed 1349 ? 1 (beginning from the south). three
was be the son of George Lilly, Prebend of Cantiers crescents erm. Assigned by, Papworth from there were any) of William Lilly ? George Lilly
in St. Paul's Cathedral, or of some other son (if various rolls to Freville, Cambridge and Warwick. died in 1559, so that, unless he married in EdAlso to Aldam and Fleming. 2. Gu., three escutcheons ar. Assigned by Pap death in which to marry. Finally, Is it known
ward VI.'s reign, he had only a year after Mary's worth to Bacon, Charney, Fi:zsimon, and Tim- whether Peter Lillye left any offspring? Please perley. 3. Or., a saltire engrailed sa. Assigned by Pap
R. J. WALKER
St. Paul's School, West Kensington, W. worth to Boutetort, Salway, Tremayne, and Trumway.
LAVINGTON.-In the otherwise excellent notice 4. Ar., a lion rampant chequy or and az. of George Lavington, Bishop of Exeter, in the Assigned by Papworth to Cobham and Cokebam. 'Dictionary of National Biography,' it is stated
5. “Eogland" with a label argent (I can trace that the bishop's father, the Rev. Joseph Lavingno bearing on this label, which is painted under, ton, “accordiog to the accepted biographies...... not over the lions; the shield is a good deal exchanged his benefice of Broad Biotod, in Wiltinjured) impaling azure a lion rampant or. Ofshire, for that of Newnton Longueville, in Buckingthis coat presently.
hamshire,...... but no incumbent of the name of
Lavington ever held the living of Broad Hinton, should be as complete and accurate as possible. and the Rector of Newnton Longueville was John I should feel much indebted to any owners of such Lavington.” Notwithstanding this last assertion, works who would kindly communicate with me, Joseph Lavington, Bishop George's father, was and permit me to send them the list of the Tassies' rector of Newton Longueville nearly thirty years, contemporary portrait medallions that I have and was buried there September 9, 1709. His already compiled, in order that they might aid me will, dated August 22, 1709, commences, “I, by adding any items in their collections that I may Joseph Lavington, Rector of Newton Longue- have omitted.
J. M. GRAY. ville in the county of Bucks." The will, in which Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. the testator's several children, including George, are mentioned by name, is signed Joseph Laving.
FRENCH IDIOMS AND PROVERBS.—I am at ton, one of the witnesses being Mrs. Martha present engaged in compiling a work on equivalent Stubbes (née Constable), a sister of George's French and English proverbs on a new plan. I mother, Elizabeth.
sbould be very grateful for any contributions from It would seem from Lipscomb's Bucks,' vol. iv. N. & Q.' correspondents towards such a book.
DE V. PAYEN-PAYNE. p; 266, that Joseph Lavington held the living of Please send direct to Upham, co. Hants, which he exchanged for that of
King's College School, W.C. Newton Longueville with Edward Young, LL.B., FEAST OF THE WINDY SHEET.-Dr. Charnock and was instituted to the latter December 1, ('Prænomina,' p. 111), writing of the name Sin1680. I am interested in this family of Laving-donia, says the name may have been given to one ton, and take the opportunity of repeating an un-born on the “Feast of the Windy Sheet” (De answered query, inserted in N. & Q' in June, Sacra Sindone). What is the meaning of this ? 1890 (7th S. ix. 469). One of Joseph's daughters
JAMES HOOPER (? Frances) married James Carrington, watch- Norwich. maker, of London. I should be very glad to know the Christian name of the wife, and the date and Adams Family Of Essex.—I shall be glad of place of the marriage. Also the names and any information regarding this family.
BEAULIBO. particulars of James Carrington's parents.
METRE OF 'IN MEMORIAM.'-There is, I believe, CLIM.
a poem in this metre among the Luttrell Broad FILSHIE.-A surname peculiar to the parish of sides. Its date is about 1660, and the sentiments West Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire. Most of the are those of an admirer of the Long Parliament. lands in the parish belonged to the Abbey of Pais- Was it was not quoted in the Atheneum of ley, but the name does not appear in the rental March 14, 1857? If so, perhaps some reader of roll of the tenants dated 1545. At the end of the N. & Q.' may be able to say in what connexion following century it is frequently mentioned in it was so quoted ; and perhaps also the Editor may the parish registers. Any information as to the be able to spare room for the first two stanzas as origin and meaning will be esteemed.
F. JARRATT. PATRICIUS.
[The poem in question appears in the Athengum, E. Hoppus was the editor of The Country Jan. to June, 1857, p. 345. It is from a broadside, and Builder's Estimator, or the Architect's Companion
called • England's Vote for a Free Election and a Free
Parliament. It began :(third edition, London, 1746, 12mo.), and of The
Great God of Nations, and their Right, Gentleman's and Builder's Repository' (London, By whose high auspice Britain stands 1748, 4to.). I should be glad to have any particulars So long, though first 'twas built on Sands, relating to him. I understand that his 'Tables And oft had sunk but for Thy might. for Measuring; or, Practical Measuring made Easy,' In her own Mainland-storms and Soas, the seventeenth edition of which was published by Be present to ber now as then, Messrs. Rivington in 1820, is still the recognized
And let not proud and factious men authority in the timber trade. G. F. R. B.
Oppose Thy will with what they please.
It was written by a Republican about 1660.] St. Gover's WELL, KENSINGTON GARDENS.Will some one kindly tell us who St. Gover was, portion of a long poem, of which I am anxious to
NAME OF POEM WANTED.--I have the middle and what is known about this well? R. C. D. 5, Ilchester Gardens, W.
know the name. This portion begins with p. 40
and ends with p. 132, and includes the following: Tassie.--I am at present preparing a little Canto iii., "Marmion Feats ; a Day before the volume dealing with the life and works of James Tournament”; iv., “Neddy; a Tale of Chalk and William Tassie, the modellers and reproducers Farm "; v., " Jeremiah and the A88 ; or, the First of antique gems, and I am exceedingly desirous Day's Journey"; vi., “Bartholomew Fair ; or, the that the catalogue of their portrait medallions of Second Day's Journey"; viii., “Fcom England, contemporary personages which I propose giving Ge Ho! goes Roderigh Vich' Neddy, Dhu Ho!