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would probably not be the action of a fish on first Bebold laid waste that noble pile being put into water. The “Eureka" tale of By villain King and nobles vile,
The oldest shrine in Britain's clime Archimedes bears upon the question.
Of Faith of Apostolic time.
On t'other side of way—now view ! ABBEY CAURCHES (8th S. iii. 188, 257, 349).
Drums the Salvation Army crew !
Babel the voice of peace destroysAbsence from home having prevented my revising
A new Evangel, that of noise. the proof of my communication on Abbey
W. J. F. Churches,' I shall feel much obliged if I may be Dublin, allowed to supply the following corrections. Abbey Dore, in Herefordshire, only retains the choir and There is, or was thirty years ago, a so-called transepts, and should be transferred from Class I. boly thorn at a village in Dorset called Chideocke; to Class III. Monkton by Pembroke, having had and Mrs. BOGER may be interested to hear that the dismantled chancel restored, should be trans
an old inhabitant of the village, in which I then ferred from Class II. to Class I. Margam, where lived, assured me of its blossoming on Old Christthe nave remains and
is used as the parish church, pas Day, and used the (supposed) fact precisely as should be added to Class II. As clerical errors,
her informant did, as an argument against the for “ tower end,” towards the close of the second New Style. I have seen the thorn, but never on paragraph, read “tower arch," and in the last Christmas Day, New or old. I was assured on paragraph, sixth line from the beginning, for the spot that it blossomed on Christmas Day, original portion" read "original founder."
whether old or New I forgot to inquire. EDMUND VENABLES.
O. B. Mount. DUEL (8th S. ii. 347). — There is a full notice of “THE WHITE CARIST” (8th S. iii. 307).—A this by Pepys, at the year, vol. iv. pp. 325–7, 1848. writer in the Literary World of April 21 says
ED. MARSHALL. that the expression “the White Christ" was ALICE Fitz ALAN (8th S. ii. 248, 314, 457, conversion to Christianity. It was first used in
current among the Norsemen at the time of their 496 ; iii. 74, 316). —That there were two Alice Fitz Alans there cannot be the least doubt, except about 1030, but it was a common phrase long
poetry by the Icelandic poet Sigvatr Thordarson that the real name of the elder was not Alice before that time. John CAURCHILL SIKES. (Latin Alicia), but Ales or Aleyse (Latin, Alesia).
13, Wolverton Gardens, Hammersmith. İf the younger Alic were ever contracted to Cardinal Beaufort, it must have been almost in Post OFFICE GRAMMAR (8th S. iii. 248). -I infancy. The earliest date for bis birth is 1376, doubt whether the post-card inscription would and 1378 or 1380 is more probable. Alice may bear the construction that A. W. B. pats on it ; have been a little older, but the probability is that but it has already been pointed out that it makes she was born after 1372. But from 1385 (if not it illegal to write the address on the face of the earlier) to 1388 (when the marriage was broken card. To most people A. W. B.'s emendation off) she was affianced to Roger, Earl of March, and would mean that the local habitation of the in 1392 she was the wife of Lord Charleton, while addresses might be named, but not his personal Cardinal Beaufort was a prebendary in 1390. name. Possibly the foreign wording, “This side
HERMENTRUDE. is reserved for the address," is as good as can be THE HOLY THORN (865 S. iii. 125, 177, 255).- The frequent references to Glastonbury in ' N. & Q.'
Queen's PLAYERS (8th S. iii. 208). — The have reminded me of the following lines, which chronology seems to run thus : Lord Leicester's some years ago I found written in the visitors' Company bad licence by patent, May 7, 1574, to book of the "George Hotel,” Glastonbury, by the act within the City ; it subsequently became Rev. J. Jackson, Vicar of Lew, Oxon. They are Queen's Players, better known as Shakopere's and sufficiently curious to claim preservation in Burbage's Company. It subsequently became * N. & Q.':
Lord Chamberlain's; it was also called Lord Huns-
don's, and became “the King's" under James I.
Blackfriars in winter; and, previously to 1596, at
Newington Butts. Lord Hunsdon, above named, The substitute for Unity.
died 1596, and a disruption ensued, led by W. We brooked not one Pope's interference,
Kemp. It arose from some proceedings of Lord
Cobham, who became Chamberlain for a few
months; he was uppopular, and the date coincides And in this town of Glastonbury
with the substitution of Falstaff for Oldcastle, both (A sight to make the devils merry)
being “Sir John."
GOSTLING FAMILY (8th S. iii. 208).—I cannot editorial preface, Mr. Lang draws attention to the give all the information MR. Jacob requires ; but, admirablo use made by Scoit of the magical, or quasias I am now engaged in the copying of all the magical insight attributed to his witches. This 18, of
course, no less apparent in. A Legend of Montrose,' in memorial inscriptions in our cathedral, I can which'Allan's second sight and his morose disposition supply a part. The “oval tablet” fell from the exercise a complete thraldom over the reader. Upon wall of the west cloister some years ago, and was Caleb Balderstone Mr. Lang is very severe.
There is no broken to pieces. So far I have been unable to doubt that we have too much of him, and that his devices
begin to pall. Many of Scott's early critics now quoted discover what became of the fragments.
found the old servant tiresome. One or two, indeed, The following memorials to members of the have found the same fault with Dugald Dalgetty, against Gostling family still remain in the floor of the same which Mr. Lang loyally protests. We are indeed, cloister :
inclined to put Dalgetty foremost of Scott's comic "J. Gostling, 1733,” father of William G., the characters. He talks too much; and bis confabulation
with his Highland guide, when he is escaping from the author.
Earl of Argyll, is too much for faith. Still, the character, “H. Gostling, 1760,” Hester G., wife of Wil- as a whole, is delightful, and the adventure in the liam above named.
" W. Gostling, 1777," William G., author of descendants of Argyll looked askance upon scott for hie the “Walk.'
unflattering portrait of their ancestor. Particulars of
this kind Mr. Lang supplies in his own delightfully “H. G., 1798,” Mrr. Hester G. (?), daughter of gossipping style. The three volunes maintain in all William G., born 1719.
respects the supremacy of the edition over all other. "J. G., 1804," Rev. John G., son of William, Among the designs is one of extreme loveliness, by Sir born 1725.
Jobn Millais, preeenting the courtship of Edgar and Lucy. "W. G., 1804,” William G., captain of the Mr. Macbeth-Raeburn supplies most of the etchingo; Royal Regiment of Artillery.
including both of those to · The Black Dwarf.' A more
tasteful and sumptuous edition is not to be desired, and • M. G., 1808,” Mary G., widow of Capt. the successive volumes are a delight to look on, to handle, William G.
and to read. William G., the author, was born in 1695 (not 1705, as stated in ‘A Manual of Kentish Bio- The Oxford Bible for Teachers. (Oxford, Clarendon graphy'), and was married to Hester Thomas in in the effort to bring to perfection this, the bandiest, 1717. Capt. William G., described as a lieutenant most
useful, and, in a sense, handsomest of Holy Bibles, in 1758, married, first, Mary — His second
generations, it may almost be said, of the highest class wife, whom he married in 1768, was Mary Gurney, of workers bave been consumed. To give the baldest spinster, of Sbolden, co. Kent.
possible summary of its contents would be to occupy a The memorials dated 1733, 1760, 1777, are space we have never yet been able to assign to a single
volume, The work practically began in the last century, on small stones, each about the size of a common
when to an edition of the Oxford Bible were appended brick. Some Le Grands were buried close by the an index and tables of Scripture weights, measures, coine, Gostlings.
J. M. COWPER. &c., compiled by Dr. Cumberland, Bishop of Peterborough. Canterbury.
Between 1870 and 1876, however, under the direction of
Canon Ridgway, aesisted by many authorities, some of For a good deal of gossip about Capt. William whose names are still, happily, familiar in N. & Q., Gostling and his brother the Rev. John Gostling, Oxford Helps to the Study of the Bible' was compiled sons of the author of the Walk,' see Miss L. M. and issued. Since its first appearance it has undergone Hawkins's 'Anecdotes,' &c. (1824), vol. ii. The constant revision, and it now, under the care of autho"Walk' occurs not infrequently in catalogues of illustrated form. The best scholarsbip in England has second-hand booke.
been devoted to its perfection, and it may now claim to EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A. be the bandsomest, most comprehensive, and most trust. The Braggey Institute, Hastings.
worthy volume ever iesued. It claims to be "an in. valuable companion for every preacher and minister of religion, every teacher, and every private student." The
claim must be allowed-cannot, indeed, be resisted. The Miscellaneous.
Bible itself occupies a thousand pages in double columns,
the helps some five hundred more. So thin is the paper, NOTES ON BOOKS, &o.
meanwhile, that the book can be put in the pocket or The Bride of Lammermoor and The Black Dwarf. By carried in the hand with complete ease, its weight, in its
Sir Walter Scott. Edited by A. Lang. (Nimmo.) flexible morocco binding, being a mere trifle. Very A Legend of Montrose. (Same author, editor, and pub- lovely is the printing, moreover, and the gilding of the lisber.)
edges over carmine. Simply as a book it is an édition de THE “Border Edition” of the “Waverley Novels” has luze. Among tho most salient features in the text are a received an important accession of three volumes con concordance, a glossary of antiquities, a dictionary of taining some of Scott's most valuable and characteristic proper dames and subjects, sixty-four full-page plates work. It has been, and may still be, maintained that (reproducing exactly documente, monuments, contemThe Bride of Lammermoor 'is Scott's bigbest and most porary portraits, &c., illustrating the history of the old imaginative book. It is, in fact, a Northern Romeo and New Testaments), and a new indexed and admirably and Juliet,' sterner and grimmer than the Southern executed atlas. To mention the men who are responsible legend, but neither less poetical nor less fateful. Io bis for these things is to supply a nomenclature of the men most eminent in their respective departments. To Mr. Fielding gives a list of Kentish proverbs which review a work of this importance is out of the question, will be of interest to many. He also tells us that there a specialist being needed for every subject. Our own is at Offham Green a quintain still standing. There is effort is confined to introducing to our readers a work a notion that the lord of the manor is bound to keep it which is, in fact, a library, and a library, moreover, of in order, but some say that this duty devolves on the productions up to date and of inoppugnable authority; owners of a neighbouring house. We trust that, however In one hand easily a man holds an epitome of all Biblical this be, so interesting a relic of the past times of our knowledge. Only within a few years has such a thing forefathers will not be permitted to fall into decay. been possible. It is to add to the value of this fino volume to say that it is a work of real and remarkable A Little Book about Carlmel. By the Rer, William
Ffolliott. (Stock.) beauty.
CARTXEL is a most interesting place, with a grand old Deutsche Volkslieder : a Selection of German Folk-Songs, church. There are several books about it, but not one
Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Horatio wbich satisfies modern requirements. Mr. Ffolliott's Stevens White, Professor of German Language and tract of some thirty small pages will do good in
Literature, Cornell University. (Putnam's Sons.) stimulating interost, and paving the way to something THERE are thirty-seven volumes already issued in the on a larger scale. The account he has given of the Rev. series of “Knickerbocker Nuggets,” to wbich this Thomas Remington is instructive. We are too apt to elegant little volume belongs. They must form a charm; think that the parochial clergy in the days of our granding library of pocket companions if the rest are
at all fathers were a set of drones. That much laxity and like Prof. White's interesting contribution. Here we idleness prevailed we all know, but the picture is often are brought face to face alike with Frau Nachtigall' too highly coloured. The author has extracted from and with oid Hildebrand, the Knight, with the Piper the parish registers a list of those who have died from of Hamelin and with Lohengrin, with fair May and drowning. The catalogue begins in 1576 and ends in with the Threo Knights riding by, and with songs of 1846. The number of entries nearly reaches a hundred. spring, and of that love to which heart, then so lightly Among them are Goodsent, Boulcock, Muckalt, Florido, turn, we are told,
In his introduction Prof. White Curatto, and other uncommon names, states the difficulty of defining what is a folk-song, and
To the May number of the Journal of the Ex-Libris then gets over it by the help of Mr. Andrew Lang. On the whole, the readers of this volume will probably be Society Ulster King of Arms contributes Partill. of White quotes from Mr. Lang than they would have been with zeal and eloquence a writer on the daily press who with any Procruetean bed of a definition on which be which
receives constant and important additions, is in a might have stretched them.
Readers of folk songo flourishing condition. are more likely to be carried away by the martial ardour of the bold Grenadier or by the soothing tones of the lover than to be satisfied by a correct definition: the Home of the
Champions,' by Samuel
Lodge. It will
MR. ELLIOT STOCK announces a new work on 'Scrivelsby, They may, indeed, be tempted to agree with Heine's countess, and say of folk-songs, as the countess said of give much
new information about the Marmion and
Dymoke families, and will contain many illustrations. love: “Die Liebe ist eine Passion !”
MR. R. C. HOPE, F.S.A., promises, through Mr. Elliot Memories of Malling and its Valley. With a Fauna Stock, a work that should be of interest to our readers,
and Flora of Keni. By Rov. C. H. Fielding. (West on The Holy Wells of England.'
Notices to Correspondents. useful map of the valley, showing what places are treated of. It is not, and we are quite sure Mr. Field- We must call special attention to the following notices: ing has not intended it to be, a distinctively antiquarian book. He has told the more noteworthy
facts relating address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, bat
On all communications must be written the name and to the district which interests him in a happy and fluent
as a guarantee of good faith. style, leaving it to others who have more leisure or
We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. higher qualifications to give the world an exbaustive brightline on the nest of villages
concerning the antiqui
. Let each note, query:
To secure insertion of communications correspondenta ties of which he discourses in so entertaining a manner. The earlier times have several chapters given to them, or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the but we find therein little that is new. When, how. signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to ever, we arrive at the sixteenth century and parish appear; Correspondents who repeat queries
are requested registers have begun, there is very much to interest every
to head the second communication “Duplicate." intelligent person. We are very glad to welcome these Contributors will oblige by addressing proofs to Mr. long series of extracts, as they will cause a local interest Slate, Athenæum Press, Bream's Buildings, Chancery in the documents, and give us reason to hope that all of Lane, E.C. them may be printed without curtailment.
F, E. WARREN ("St. Grasinus").-Your suggestion Our Roman Catholic readers may be interested in knowing that at West or Town Malling there was buried has been anticipated. See ante, p. 232. on June 28, 1824, " Jacques François Stuart de Lenneville, French Priest, formerly of Notre Dame de bon Editorial Communications should be addressed to " The report......rector of Champigny near Melun.' This was Editor of Notes and Queries '”-Advertisements and no doubt one of the émigré priests who found shelter Business Letters to “The Publisher"-at the Office, here from the storm of the French Revolution. Many, Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lane, E.C. perhaps most, of these exiles_returned to their own land We beg leave to state that we decline to return comwben the monarchy of the Bourbons was restored, but munications which, for any reason, we do not print ; and some few remained to die in their adopted country. to this rule we can make no exception.
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