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deputy, Hamilton, is still remembered with have recently seen? The painting is dated 1661. gratitude and respect, being among the first union I have reason to believe that the Campion family, makers we had.
C. W. ERNST. about which I am seeking information, lived at Boston, Mass.
that time at Great Parnden, in Essex.
ANDREW W. TOER, CURRAN AND OVERBURY.—John Philpot Curran
The Leadenhall Press, E.C. has been often praised for the originality of those wonderful figures which made his speeches famous. RUBBER.- Could any reader of 'N. & Q.' tell One instance is found in his denunciation of me the origin of the term rubber, as used in conArmstrong the spy, who dined with the Sheareses nexion with the game of whist ?
F. W. and their family, and finally brought both brothers [The term comes from bowls. An inequality in the to the gallows. “Evening after evening Arm- ground is a rub. A contact or collision of two balls is a strong returned like a bee, with his thighs laden rubber. Hence, apparently, it was transferred to
whist.) with evidence" (Secret Service under Pitt,' p. 310, second edition, enlarged, London, Long- ABBOTSFORD.-Can any reader of 'N. & Q.' mans, 1893). Now the query arises, Did Curran kindly inform me who described Abbotsford as borrow? A string of extracts from Sir Thomas romance in stone and lime”?
N. Overbury appears in Legal Facetiæ, pp. 4-6 (London Literary Society, 1887), and “The best TAUNTON BIBLIOGRAPHY.-As a collector of lawyers,” we are told, "are the worst med." They books relating to Taunton for several years, I bave hum about Westminster Hall, and return home made an attempt towards a bibliography of the with their pockets "like a bee with his thighs town, and I should much value any assistance that laden."
E. L. A. BERWICK. could be given me by those of your readers wbo
may be interested in the same subject. BRAWN. (See 200 S. ii. 196, 235.)—Thirty-seven
REGINALD BARNICOTT. years ago some_correspondence took place in N. & Q.’about Brawn, the celebrated cook, who
RECORDER OF SALISBURY.- Who beld this kept the “Rummer” in Queen Street. Can any office in 1642? Did Lord Chancellor Clarendon, one tell me the date of Brawn's death, where he then Serjeant Edward Hyde ? W. D. PINK. was buried, or anything about his ancestors or descendants ?
Frank WHISTLER.—I should be obliged for
any information as to Frank Whistler, painter, in * THE SIEGE OF BELGRADE.'—Who was the Norfolk, about Old Crome's time, or his pedigree, author of this well-known alliterative poem, of or any references where information would be wbich the first lines are
likely to be obtained.
COLLINGS.—There is a Collings family in Eng. Was it George Canning or Horace Smith; and Can any reader give me the address of the head
land which uses the motto “Fidelis in omnibus." when and where did it first appear ? D-T.
or a member of it ?
H. P. [In the Wild Garland,' by Isaac J. Reeve, an undated work of little authority, it is attributed to the Rev. B.
THE FORZE FAMILY.-Can any information be Poulter, Prebendary of Winchester, about 1828. The authorship has been vainly demanded in N. & Q: See afforded as to this family? Peregrine Furze, 2nd S. viii. 412, 460; xii. 173, 279, 336; 4th 8.ox. 412, described as of Fernbam, in the county of Berks, 443, 464, 503.]
died, I think, about 1750, leaving a widow Jane, WELSH Songs.— Where can I obtain any infor- Furze, and daughters. I have before me a copy of
two sons, Col. Noel Furze and Capt. Peregrine mation about the history and origin of famous the will of his widow, Mrs. Jane Furze, dated Welsh songs ? I believe there are stories attached Sept. 30, 1761, by which she disposes of a conto the writing of such songs as the Ash Grove, siderable fortune and evidently very handsome * Taliesen's Prophecy,' 'Megan's Fair Daughter,' jewellery, in favour of her two grandchildren, Jade the 'Bells of Aberdovey,' besides many others. and Mary Furze (daughters of her son, the lata Any particulars will be very welcome. BARD,
Col. Noel Furze). She commits the guardiansbip CAÂLET. —The 'Stanford Dictionary'
of her granddaughter Mary Farze to the care of that
says the literal meaning of this word in French is the Lady Catharine Noel, her other granddaughter “ cheese - house." Is, then, the Latin
Jane then living with Mr. Thorpe (Vicar of Bergenerally accepted as the origin of châbet ? Scheler wick upon Tweed), her mother's father. Legacies and Littré think otherwise, and so does Murray.
are given to Lady Catharine Pelham, Lady CathaA. SMYTHE PALMER, D.D.
rine Noel, Mrs. Sasappa Noel, the Countess of
Buchan, Mr. Justice Noel, and Mrs. Alice Noel Miss CAMPION.— Who was Miss Campion, (her late husband's sister), Mrs. Elizabeth Furze, whose full-length portrait, taken when a child, í Mrs. Voice (daughter of her sister Tanner), Mr.
Culpepper Tapper (Oakham, Rutlandshire), and to printer and engraver. Any information with her grandson Marmaduke Lowe. She gives to her respect to his wife, children, place of burial, &c., son Capt. Furze her gold snuff-box with the will be thankfully received. Countess of Shaftesbury's picture, and to her two
EDWARD W. GEORGE. granddaughters diamond earrings, pictures of her Woodlands, Stratford, E. husband and son Noel set in gold, and her diamond stars and diamond girdle buckle. 1. What or pedigree of Levina Kingsmill, heiress of Bally
KINGSMILL.-Can any one give me the parentage was the maiden name of this Mrs. Jane Furze ;
Owen, and what relationship was there between ber and
co. Tipperary, who married the Noels, Earls of Gainsborough ? 2. Did the Pennefather, of Clonegoose, co. Tipperary?
WILLIAM BUTLER. granddaughter Mary marry; and, if so, to whom
16, Holbein Buildings, Sloane Square, S.W. was she married ? The other granddaughter was married in 1773 to the Rev. Nathaniel Ellison, of PUBLIC SPEAKING.– Would someone kindly the old Northumberland family of that name. recommend the most useful book dealing with Col. Noel Furze was killed in action. I have this subject ?
STUDENT. reason to believe, though I have not yet searched [You will find references to books on the memory in the records, that the Furze family were of Danish La Nouvelle Biographie Générale' of Dr. Hoefer.') origin, and were naturalized. Any information will much oblige.
MUSIC IN NORWICH.-I shall be much obliged
if any of your readers who may have in their posTHE CHIMES OF WARE,
session any books, pamphlets, papers, &c., relating Lend me your wife to-day;
to music in Norwich (particularly between the I'll lend you mine to-morrow,
years 1750 and 1824) will send me names or referNo! I'll be like the chimes of Ware,
ROBIN H. LEGGE. I'll neither lend nor borrow,
33, Oakley Street, Chelsea, S.W. The above lines are among the earliest of the odds and ends with which memory sometimes
ARMS ON TOKEN.-In 1668 my ancestor John amuses me, and I often seem to bear them again Dickinson, of Gildersome, near Leeds, merchant, in the kindly tones of a voice, long stilled, which issued a token, described in the latest edition of was wont at times to quote them. I should be Boyne. The obverse is stamped with the followvery glad if any fellow reader could point out ing arms: A chevron between three martlets ; crest, where the verse is to be found, and also explain
on an esquire's belmet an arm, the band grasping the allusion to these particular chimes.
a scimetar, the whole encircled “ Iohn Dickinson."
Now this is not the coat recorded to John Dickinthere among the old airs which they rang out one conveying an excellent moral lesson ; and, if so,
son and his descendants in the Heralds' College, is it, I wonder, still to be heard from the tower of nor anything like it, and the various works of Ware ?
F. J. N. IND.
reference attribute it to “Marley of Untbank” Court Place, Ifey, Oxford.
(? Durbam or Northumberland). There was not,
however, so far as I am aware, any connexion TO MAKE New BRONZE DARK.-Until lately between these Marleys and our family, and I I was the happy possessor of a remarkably fine think it possible these arms and crest may have bronze medal; but now my happiness is tempered been used by some northern guild or corporation, by both sorrow and anger. Unfortunately it fell Can any one enlighten me? into the hands of a restorer.” What that speci
C. E. GILDERSOME-DICKINSON. men of a never-to-be-sufficiently.reprobated class
Eden Bridge. did to it I do not know. But I do know that my AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED.beautifal medal now is the colour of a penny fresh
“Resist anything except temptation, and bear every. from the Mint, instead of being lovely with age. i thing except disappointment."
CYNIC. It is also ornamented by various scratches, which
Old Martin's work was done, have doubtless been caused by the means taken to
And in the westering sun, “clean” it. Is there any way by which I can
Beneath a gnarled tree again give it the dark colour it formerly had! I
All weary rested he. have been advised to put it into vinegar; but I do
His little grandson came
Tired of unfinished game, &c. not know whether any good would be obtained by
CHARLES P. BANKS. so doing.
[This seems to be an alteration of Southey's weli. Thomas Milton. Can any one give me
known' Battle of Blenheim.'] information with respect to Thomas Milton,
He plies no self-suspecting strife
His own repute with men to raise ; grandson of Sir Christopher Milton, and grand
He thinks them just; and lives his life nephew of Jobn Milton, the poet? He died,
Conferring, not beseeching, praise. I believe, in Bristol, about 1826, and was a
A, S. P.
attended by two nuns, whom he had always Beylies.
assisted by his purse, and on that very day
received into his house. But what do I say? It SHAKSPEARE AND MOLIÈRE.
is not a M. Rio who has come forward, it is (8th S. ii. 42, 190, 294, 332, 389, 469 ; iii. 9.) a Louis Veuillot, more severe than Bossuet,
A painful contrast. In 1616, after a glorious exclaiming, as it were, at the grave of Molière, career as actor and dramatic author, Shakespeare “He passed from amidst the jokes and merridied, honoured and beloved, in the small town ment of the theatre, where he breathed his last, to where he was born, and was quietly interred in the tribunal of Him who has said, 'Woe to you the church of that town, where a tomb, sur- who laugh, for you shall weep!'” Yes, more mounted by his bust, was erected to his memory. implacable still, Louis Veuillot is not satisfied by In 1740 the ladies of England made a subscription assigning to the poet a place in hell in another among themselves to raise a monument to him in world, he declares that Molière's place in this Westminster Abbey, that Pantheon of illustrious world ought to have been at the galleys. Ab, Englishmen, which should be worthy in their well! however that may be, a day will come when estimation of the glory shed on England by the it will be acknowledged that if the friend of the Bard of Avon. Every year the anniversary of the pious Racine has held the bypocrite up to conbirth of Shakespeare is celebrated with great éclat, tempt and ridicule in 'Tartuffe,' he has never and on April 23, 1864, the third centenary of his written a word against religion ; a day will come birth, that grand ceremony took place where at when, as in Shakespeare's case, not only all rightthe same banquet were assembled men of all minded, generous mon will claim the great religious creeds and political opinions, united in reformer of the manners, vices, and absurdities of the same feelings of sympatby and admiration for the seventeenth century as one of themselves, but Shakespeare and of charity towards each other. also all those who are really religious, and enemies The pious and learned Bishop of St. Andrews and to hypocrisy. Molière was not an academician; it the Archbishop of Dublin, both Protestants, came
was not till 1844 that a statue to his memory was to acknowledge the genius of Shakespeare, and raised in Paris, near the house in which he died ; claim him as a coreligionist with large and charit- and even in 1862 the representation of 'Tartuffe,' able views ; the learned and venerable Cardinal though permitted in Paris, was forbidden at MarWiseman, almost on his death-bed, writes a grand seilles. eulogy on Shakespeare, and proclaims him one of L. NOTTELLE, B.A., Officier d'Académie. the greatest geniuses the world has ever produced. And the dramatic pieces of Shakespeare' are pro
In my note (8th S. iii. 9) I stated "Shakespeare formed everywhere, and in every English theatre.
was wedded at eighteen to a lady nine years his In 1673, at the age of fifty-two, the same age as
senior.” Anne Hathaway was born in 1556, the English poet, a great genius, who had also been Shakespeare in 1564, consequently she was eight
W. A. HENDERSON. actor and dramatic author, died in Paris, that years his senior.
, centre of intellectual light, as it is the custom to call the capital of France; he died, too, in the midst of his great labours, victim to his own devo
“BROUETTE” (8th S. iii. 27).—The vehicle tion, of his love for his troupe of actors, for those used in conveyance in Japan was invented there to whom his talents gave the means of earning been imitated in China, in Cochin China, and in
by an Englishman not many years ago. It has their daily bread. Molière, who died excommunicated by the Church, as were all comedians, parts of India very recently indeed, and under could not be buried in consecrated ground without many pames.
It is drawn by a runner in the the express intervention of the King, Louis XIV. shafts, sometimes by several harnessed tandem, His widow was obliged to distribute a considerable and pushing behind is only resorted to at hills or
D. sum of money in order to disperse the infuriated heavy spots. mob who were ready to molest the modest funeral
Whatever the exact build of the brouette which procession which silently traversed Paris during is the subject of his query, MR. BOUCHIER may the night, on its way, withont passing by the church, banish from his mind the ideas of a wheelbarrow to the cemetery of St. Joseph. Let us bope that and a sedan chair. In speaking of the former he Molière will find a M. Rio* to prove that, like is somewhat confused. The wheelbarrow brouette Shakespeare, the actor-author was a good Christian, is certainly poussée, but it would be rough usage in spite of the anathema on his profession, as in his last moments he sent for a priest, and was too.
were a passenger by it for the nonce to be poussé
Chéruel's Dictionnaire historique des * M. Rio wrote, in 1864, a book of more than three Institutions, Mours et Coutumes' (1855, art. hundred pages to try to prove that Shakespeare, if not “Voitures,” p. 1267) has the following, which I an avowed Roman Catholic, was so at heart, and, quote rather as interesting than as pertinent to according to M. Rio, bis works prove this.
MR. BOUCHier's query :
“On se servait aussi de petites voitures qu'on appelait This word is a diminutive of beroue, and the brouottes. "Le roi,' écrit Servien dans une lettre du latter word is from the Latin birota, a two28 août 1635, `étant bier à la chasse dans sa petite wheeled car. In the time of Louis XIV. a brouette brouette, le tonnerre tomba si près de lui qu'il renversa et blessa un peu le cocher, qui était sur le derrière, où il
was a chaise à porteur on two wheels. se met toujours."
JAMES HOOPER. This was evidently a sort of coach, perhaps the
Norwiob. prototype of the bansom. In Maigne's ' Dictionnaire des Origines, Inventions et Découvertes,' -Mr. A. W. Ward remarks, in his ‘English
A JESUIT PLAYWRIGAT (8th S. ii. 486 ; iii. 15). art. “Chaise à porteurs,” we read :
Dramatic Literature,' vol. ii. p. 312:“ En 1669 un sieur Dupin en imagina une espèce qui était montée sur deux roues ; mais ces nouvelles chaises, it is easy to recognise Shirley's best work of this species,
“In 'The Traitor' (licensed 1631), on the other hand, que l'on appelait Brouettes, Roulettes et Vinaigrettes, and indeed one of the finest of the romantic tragedies of n'euront pas beaucoup de succès."
this period." Larousse ('Dict. Universel,' art.“ Brouette ") says and on the following pagethe vinaigrette of the preceding quotation was a " sorte de chaise roulante trapiée à bras d'hommes
“The authorship of this tragedy, which was more than
once revived after_the Restoration, was at one time ......désignée aussi sous le nom de brouette"; and claimed by or for a Jesuit of the name of Rivers.” he adds that in the time of Pascal, who is thought Halliwell, in his · Dictionary of Old Plays,' has:to have applied his genius to the improvement of these conveyances,
“ The Traitor. A tragedy with alterations, amend. on donnait ce nom de brouette, ments, and additions, as it is now acted at the Theatre et aussi celui de roulette, à une sorte de chaise à Royal by their Majesties Servants, written by Mr. Rivers, deux roues, dans laquelle les grandes dames se 4to., London, 1692. This is merely a version of the faisaient traîner." Antonini, in his useful Dic-tragedy (Shirley's) last mentioned.” tionary, says that the name brouettes was given
F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY. ironically to these “petites chaises traînées par
SAAKSPEARE AND THE COMMENTATORS (8th S. ii. des hommes," which were not used in Italy. Since the foregoing was written I have seen the 488; iii. 17).—"If we wish to know the force of
human genius we should read Shakespear. If we wish • Encyclopédie.' The brouette is there described to see the insignificance of human learning we may
úne voiture fermée, à deux roues, & trainée study his commentators,” is the closing sentence par un seul homme," and is figured in plate xix. of Hazlitt's essay on the Ignorance of the of the collection of planches beaded “Sellier. Learned' ("Table Talk '). Carrosse.” See Génin, ‘Récr. Philole' (1858), i.
CONSTANCE RUSSELL. 75-8.
Swallowfield, Reading. Brouette, une sorte de chaise fermée à deux roues, tirée par un homme. Se faire traîner dans une brouette. to assign the Hazlitt quotation to On the Igno,
May I be allowed to take up R. R.’s glove, and C'est ce qu'on nommait autrement Vinaigrette."
“ Brouetteur, celui qui traînait les brouettes de placerance of the Learned,' in his “ Table Talk,' p. 103 dans lesquelles on se faisait voiturer par la ville."- |(Bohn's edition) ? • Dict. de l'Académie.'
EDWARD H, MARSHALL, M.A. CONSTANCE RUSSELL.
The Brassey Institute, Hastings. Swallowfield, Reading. "At this period (1670) a vehicle drawn by men, and
GLOVES AND KISSES (8th S. ii. 508; iii. 18).—To called a Brouette (or wheelbarrow) was introduced at the best of my knowledge the origin of the custom Paris. It was a sedan chair to hold one person, with the of claiming a pair of gloves for a stolen kiss is still door in front like the sedan chairs are now made, but on unknown." Sir Walter Scott alludes to the custom two wheels, about 3 ft. 6 in, high, and with two poles or in his "Fair Maid of Perth,' c. v. Catharine, shafts projecting forward (but not backward), between which one man ran, whilst another pushed "bebind if finding Henry Gow asleep on St. Valentine's morp, required (like in the case of a Japanese jinriksha)...... gives him a kiss. Scott, speaking of valentines for There is a tradition in the North of England that small the year, says that they had to begin the year with broughams, on two wheels, drawn by men, were used 60 a kiss of affection, and that it was looked upon as years ago as well as sedan chairs for the conveyance of a peculiarly propitious omen if the one party Coaches' (London, 1877), p. 42, with illustration of a could find the other asleep, and awaken him or her brouette on plate facing p. 49.
by performance of this interesting ceremony. L. L. K.
F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY. The 'Eighteenth Century' of Lacroix (p. 13) “ CROSS-PURPOSES” (8th S. iii. 27). —This was has an engraving of the juvenile Louis XV. taking a game of questions and answers, though, as DR. an airing in a conveyance which combines some of MURRAY remarke, a clear account of it is somethe distinguishing features of the sedan and bath what hard to come at. However, Whalley, in chairs, on three wheels.
his note on Ben Jonson's Cynthia's Revels,' EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A. explains another game of a similar nature by say
ing, “ This was probably the diversion of the age, years ago, under the title of 'Dorothy.' How it and of the same stamp as our modern cross-pur- happens that they have been attributed to Lord poses, or questions and commands." Also, most Carlisle I do not know, but they were quoted as of the old dictionaries mention it, though only bis in the preface of a little pamphlet by Miss scantily, as a game."
Solly, addressed to girls, the name of which I have JNO. BLOUNDELL E-Burton. forgotten. I subjoin a copy of the original :Barnes Common, S.W.
You say that my love is plain,
But that I can not allow, FRENCH PRISONERS OF WAR IN SCOTLAND
When I look at the love for others (8th S. ii. 428, 511).—The walls of a large room
That's written on her brow. in Hawkhill House, situated between Restalrig
She hasn't a flashing eye,
She hasn't a well-cut nose; and Leith, beside Locbend Locb, are adorned with
But a smile for others' pleasures large panel paintings (the subjects conventional
And a tear for others' woes. pieces of scenery) which are attributed to the brush
And yet I will own she's plain, of French prisoners confined in the house. Un
Plain to be understood,
For who can doubt that her nature fortunately I do not know at what period; nor do I know what
Is loving and fair and good. the authority for the tradition.
You say that you think her slow; Perhaps the chairman or secretary of the Hawkbill
But how can that he with one Recreation Grounds, to whom the mansion belongs,
Who's the first to do a kindness or did belong in 1889, may be better informed.
Whenever it can be done;
Quick to perceive a want,
Quicker to put it right, Fairs (gib S. ii. 267, 297, 375).--I perfectly
Quickest in overlooking remember being taken as a child to Ham Fair,
Injury, wrong, and spite ? Surrey, I think between 1848 and 1851, and my
And yet she is slow indeed, impression is that most of the gentry of the
Slow any praise to claim,
Slow to see wrong in others, neighbourhood also attended it. S. M. K.
Slow to give careless blame.
“ Nothing to say for herself," ENGRAVING : NANCY WALPOLE (8th S. iii. 47).
That is the fault you find. Edward Atkyos, Esq., of Ketteringham Hall,
List to her words to the children, Norfolk, great-great-grandson of Sir Edward At
Gentle and bright and kind, kyns, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, who
List to her words to the sick,
Look at her patient ways, died in 1698, and who was uncle to Sir Robert
Every word she utters Atkyns, the historian of Gloucestershire, married
Speaks in the speaker's praisc. June 18, 1779, Miss Charlotte Walpole, “the
"Nothing to say for herself!" pretty Miss Walpole, of Drury Lane Theatre."
Yet rigbt, most right you are, He died March 27, 1794, aged thirty-six. She
But plenty to say for others, survived her husband and also their only child,
And that is better by far, Wright Edward Atkyns, Esq., of Ketteringham,
You say she is “commonplace,"
But there you make a mistake, who died unmarried November 16, 1804, aged
I would I could think she were so, twenty-four. Their monuments are at Kettering
For other maidens' sake. bam. See Gent. Mag. for 1779, p. 326, and for
Purity, love, and faith, 1794, p. 385 ; and Joseph Hunter's history of
Are they such common things ?
If hers were a common nature
Women would all have wings.
Beauty she may not have,
Talent nor wit nor grace,
But until she's among the angels 450 ; iii. 53).—I have a number of reprints from
She will not be “commonplace." Cope's Tobacco Plant, including the three booklets called 'The Smoker's Garland,' but no poem from
ARTHUR M. HEATHCOTE. the pen of the late Laureate is included. Had a In the chatty article on 'The Toilet and its piece of his appeared in the Tobacco Plant it Devotees,' in Salad for the Social,' MR. would, I should imagine, have been chosen as one BOUCHIER may find some passages and quotaof the first to reprint.
tions similar to those given at the last reference. S. J. ADAIR Fitz-GERALD.
W. W. DAVIES.
Glenmore, Lisburn, Ireland. PLAINNESS VERSUS BEAUTY (8th S. ii. 289, 477). -MR. E. YARDLEY assigns the lines at the last Boileau's 'Satires' (8th S. ii. 447). — The reference to Lord Carlisle. I do not know that lines have been included by the industrious Brand The correction is of much importance to any one, in his ‘Popular Antiquities,' but with no further but in point of fact the lines were written by my clue to their authorship. self, and were published in Good Words many
Edward H. MARSHALL, M.A.