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varices any bussines, wch makes mee trouble you w* the importunity of my boy to intreate that you would be pleased to obleigo God Allmighty, your servant, and a thousand poore Lazares w«b your zeale in this bussines will certainely doe. The last troublesome letter you saw of myne baa all our wants in it except a Cbirurgien, which some course must speedily obteine; for we want much his assistance, and bury more toes and fingers then wee doe men. I am now, by a subtle Philosophy, become a Dr of Phisick, two Apothecaries, three overseers, and twelve attendance; and I'll assure you this service is as dangerous (though not so honorable j as the leadinge on of Infants perdues. I hope this will be enough to intreate you to let this day ende all our necessities: for I am so great a Zelot in this cause, that I beginne to thinke myselfe in a better condition to serve these poore misers heere then the Gallantry at Court; and from this pursuit neither tbe ringeinge of bells yesterday, the bonfires, or the joy of tbe Kinge, and blessed intertainment of my Boyall mistris, could tempt mee. And to adde to this miracle, I never had a better constitution of health, wcl> 1 am very proude to preserve, to serve the Kinge and live to acknowledge how much you have ingaged "Y' Servant,

"clarges."

John Sleigh.

Thombridge, Bakewell.

_ Thomas Adam, alias Welhowse. — On an ancient stone slab in the beautiful but neglected church of Langham, co. Rutland, is an inscription now being fast obliterated by the feet of "the rude forefathers of the hamlet," and I am desirous of storing it up in the sanctum of "N. & Q.," as it is curious and fast approaching illegibility. In fact many persons have in vain tried to decipher it: —

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"Hie jacet Thomas Adam alias Welhowse Senior et Helena uxor ejus mercator de Stapell Calcsic, anno domini m°cccclxxxiii, obiit xxvii die mensis Aprilis. Thomas Adam junior, filius ante vocati, etiam mercator Stapell de Calesie anno domini Mcccccxxxii, quarum propicietur Deus." Amen.

Philip Aubrey Audlet.

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"ad Eundem" Hoods.—Much has been inserted in '* S. & Q." on the subject of University hoods and degrees; and, probably, my question has been anticipated, although I cannot find a reply to it. The query is — Has a M.A. of Cambridge or Dublin any right to wear the Oxford M.A. hood, merely because admitted ad eumlem gradumf This is a thing never done by Cantabs, who, with perfect justice, are as proud of their University as Oxonians of theirs; but it is commonly done by Dublin men, who, after taking an ad eundem degree, without scruple discard the blue hood for good and for aye. Is this right? I believe not. Juxta Tukrim.

Arms Wanted. — On an old figured tray made of papier machee, or other composition, in my

possession are the following arms: Vert, two billets raguled and trunked placed saltirewise, the dexter surmounted of the sinister, or. Crest: An arm embowed, in armour, holding an arrow. This is placed on a helmet reversed, or turned the contrary way to which it is usually represented.

The nearest resemblance to this bearing that I have met with is for the name of Shurstab, "a Dutch coat," says Gwillim. The one I have given above is probably a foreign one also. Can any one inform me to what family it pertains?

C. J.

Sir William Beresford. — I enclose an account of an old portrait in the possession of a friend. The date is quite irreconcilable with the date of any English portrait, and the English style, "Sir William," is equally irreconciluble with a painting of the alleged age. I shall be glad if any of your readers can suggest who the Sir William Beresford was to whom the picture is assigned. Probably he was some Derbyshire man of the fifteenth or sixteenth century, well known to the local historians of that county:—

DESCRIPTION OF A HALF-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF SIR WILLIAM BERESFORD, KNIGHT, 1345.*

The picture is painted on n panel of oak very roughly dressed, thin at the edges, and with two longitudinal cracks, as if composed of three boards like some of the early Flemish pictures. On this uneven back surface, the following inscription occurs in large old lettering, "Sir WTM Beresford, Knt.;" and below is written in the hand of the last century, "Pinxt. 1345." On the frame the name and date are repeated, showing the anxiety of the former owners to preserve what is now scaling eff from the face of the picture, viz. the artist's date of execution. In the left-hand corner of the front of the picture occur these letters and figures "AO 13 5." The thiid figure "4 " has disappeared altogether. In the right-hand corner is painted "/ETATIS 75." Were it not for the rather heavy outline there would be difficulty in making out the exact shape of Sir Wm.'s cap from the black background. Though this cap bears some resemblance to those worn in Edw. Vlth's reign, yet caps of many shapes were worn in Edw. Illrd's time with a single feather upright in front of the bonnet. The face of Sir Wm. is tolerably limned, and he looks out upon you stern and resolute. The eyes hare life and character, though they appear too small. The flesh-colour of the cheeks is well preserved, and the nose is nicely proportioned, and in good relief. Immediately beneath it falls a noble brown moustache, twisted in on each side to show the smallest bit of mouth. The beard is heavy, and long enough to cover the whole chest; it falls naturally, and divides near the end into two thick points. Sir Wm. wears a black sable-trimmed garment, the fur wide on the shoulders, narrowing in its descent in front like a lady's boa. In Edw. Illrd's reign we are told that furs of ermine and lettice were strictly forbidden to any but the royal family, though nobles possessing a thousand pounds per annum might sport them. Peeping from under the right whisker, and resting flat upon the shoulder fur, is a fragment of lace with a tassel. A tight-fitting black sleeve covers the left arm, and the wrist is encircled with lace of the same pattern as the

[• Surely it is 1545.—En. " N. & Q."]

collar, quilled. The right hand grasps a pair of gloves, evidently intended for strong buckskin; they have two tags, and one glove has a button on it covered with leather. Vurnish has been sparingly used on the picture, and the blistering appears to have been caused by the shrinking of the fibre of the wood. The hands are fairly painted, tut display no rings upon the fingers.

W. B.

Campolongo's "Litholexicon." — I have in my possession a curious book, published in Naples in the year 1782, called Litholexicon. It consists principally of inscriptions, containing unusual words collected from brasses and marbles in various parts of Italy. The author, Emmanuel Campolongo, gives a not very intelligible account in a long preface of the manner in which the manuscript copies of these inscriptions came into his hands. Much mention is made in the preface, and in several inscriptions, of a sect called Adei, about whom I should be glad to receive more particular information. The following is the account the author gives of them : —

"Adei, secta quredam Deos eliminans, archaica, et usque perdurans sseculis posterioribus, fundata superbise, ira?, luxuriwque basi; per totum terrarum orbem disseminata, disjunctaque sic, ut nulla Magistrates vi cohiberi posset; diabolica quaquaversura ; de qua altum ferme silentium apud Scriptores, quoniam unusquisque metuebat gratis sibi malum accersere; nisi quod de ea Cselius Rodiginus meminit. Facciosus Adeus citatus cum Deista ante ferum diabolum, cedere Caino Adeatum, furore correptus dedit alapam diabolo'Deistmque.—Calius Rodiginus, Libro (Jeomantias, cum Ritterhusio."

From many equally strange inscriptions relating to this sect I transcribe the following: —

"Icilius, Adeus, Asinio, Dedit, Alapam, Vesuvine Adeo. Manigravem. Ut, Dedidicerit, Adds, Dare, Alapas. Asinius, Calcibus, Asini. Dignus. A. Conjuge. Ainissa, Gementis."

I shall be obliged for any information respecting these Adei, and the authority of the Lithohxicon of Emmanuel Campolongo.*

B. L.

Colchester.

JOHJI Daniet, AND OTHES EARLY Fl.AYEHS.

Between the years 1619 and 1633, various payments were made by the corporation of this town to the leaders and managers of several companies of players visiting the place. The following names occur in these entries: Ellis Gest, or Guest; Thomas Swinnerton; ArthuTet Grimes;

John Daniel; Terry; Slater;

Townsend; Knight; Kite;

Moore; Dishley; and Perrie. A few

of them are mentioned in Mr. J. P. Collier's Annals of the Stage. I shall feel grateful for an early communication of any additional particulars respecting any of them. William Kelly.

Leicester.

£* For a short account of Emmanuel Campolongo, and a list of his works, consult the Nouvdle Biographic Giniralt, viii. 415.—Ed.]

Digbt Pediokee. — We are informed by Anthony Wood, in his Life of Sir Kenelm Digby, that a book was compiled by order of the latter, containing a history of the Digby family. It seems that the Tower, and all other similar depositories in London, were diligently searched for record evidence as to this illustrious family; and that the volume contained drawings of all the then existing sepulchral monuments of that race, and especially the then recently erected tomb of Venetia Digby, wife of Sir Kenelm. Where is this book now ? * A Lobd Of A Manor.

"the Gleanek," Etc. — In January, 1821, a weekly periodical, entitled The Gleaner, or. Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine, was started in Dublin; and I have a copy of the first number. Can you tell me whether any other numbers appeared?

Abhba.

Family or Goodrich.—The inquirer wants the history and pedigree of a family of this name. Any information will be a favour. He understands that the English locality of the head of the family was at one time at Lympton, near Exeter; but they had a connexion, mercantile and other, with America, at New York and in Virginia; and at the Revolution, took the Royalist side. There, and in England, they were much connected in business, and by marriage, with the family of Shedden. About fifty years ago, there appear to nave been five or six brothers Goodriches. John, believed the eldest, lived at Everglyn, near Caerphilly, Glamorganshire. His eldest son was William, of Gloucestershire; his youngest the Rev. Barlet, Vicar of Great Saling, Essex. William of Gloucestershire had several sons and daughters. The sons, as far as known, William (sed qu.); James; the Rev. Octavius, Vicar of Hampton, near Leominster; and Arthur. The family lived lately, if not now, in Gloucestershire, at Matson House, and at Maisemore Court, both near Gloucester. Of the five or six brothers mentioned, another, Bartlet, once lived at Lutwich Hall, Salop; and had a house in Queen Square, London. He removed from Lutwich to Saling Grove, Essex. He had eight daughters; one of whom, Margaret, married her cousin Bridger Goodrich, of Lenborough, Bucks, son of another of the five or six brothers; and another of the daughters married another cousin, the Rev. Bartlet Goodrich, already mentioned. Bartlet Goodrich, of Saling Grove, was certainly one of the family, who had had a connexion with America. His wife was Mary Wilson, believed of New York.

[• Mr. Evelyn Philip Shirley, in his Noble and Gentle Men of England, 1859, p. 72, states, that an account of the famous Digby pedigree, compiled by order of Sir Kenelm in 1634, at the expense, it is said, of 1200/., may be found in Pennant's Journey from Chester to London, 8vo, 1811, p. 441.]

Information, sent either through "N. & Q.," or under cover addressed " Box, No. 62, Post Office, Derby," will, as said, be a favour. M. A. J.

Abp. Hamilton. — In the Cathedral of Upsal, in Sweden, lies buried (in the same grave as Laurentius Petri Nericius, the first Protestant archbishop of Upsal), Archibald Hamilton, Archbishop of Cashel, who died at Upsal, 1650. Can anyone give me any information as to this Irishman's doings in Sweden? When did he fly thither?

E. S. M.

Heraldic Queby.—A. belongs to a family who have never been armigeri, and obtains for himself a grant of arms. He dies without issue. Have A.'s brothers, or other relatives, any claim whatever to bear the arms granted to A.?

It appears to me they can have no such right, but I should wish to have my opinion sanctioned by the authority of " N. & Q/' J.

Rev. James Kennedy.—In the year 1818, the Rev. James Kennedy, A.B., published a 12mo pamphlet, entitled —

"Lachrymn Academics; comprising Stanzas in English and Greek, addressed to the Memory of the Princess Charlotte." Dublin, pp. 34.

The author, I think, is dead; and I wish to know where I may find any particulars respecting him. Abhba.

Wijujam Lillington Lewis, of Pembroke College, Oxford, became B.A. June 26, 1764. He occurs, in 1765, as first usher of Repton Grammar School, Derbyshire. He published, by subscription, the Thebaid of Statius, translated into English verse, Oxford, 2 vols. 8vo, 1767. It is dedicated to Henrv, Duke of Beaufort; and, amongst the subscribers, are many inhabitants of Gloucestershire and the adjoining counties. A second and improved edition of the work appeared at Oxford in 1773. This translation is comprised in the poetical collections of Anderson and Chalmers. More about the translator is desired. S. Y. R.

Joseph Massif, a celebrated political writer, who died Nov. 1, 1784, is mentioned in M'Culloch's Literature of Political Economy, 251, 330, 331. It is observable that Watt calls liim John, He is also called John in the published Catalogue of the Printed Books in the British Museum. In the Bodleian Catalogue he appears as J. Massie. I suppose that, like too many of the authors of the present day, he gave only the initials of his Christian name on the titles of his books. S. Y. R.

Rebus Wanted.—I should feel obliged to any correspondent who may be able to give me a description of any rebus, or punning motto, borne for the name of Ford. Cabilford.

Cape Town.

Richard Smith.—Born at Bramham, Yorkshire, in 1626 ; died there in 1688. A MS. journal says that he "was educated for the gown, but y* troubles in England at that time prevented his proceeding." Is his name upon the records of any of the Inns of Court? Does the word "gown" apply to all of the three learned professions?

St. T.

St. John Cmmachus.—I have a copy of the Climax of this father (the great work from which he derived his surname) m Latin, which very closely resembles the Paris edition of 1511, described by Panzer (vol. x. p. 6, art. 469), a copy of which is in the British Museum.

Mine differs from that edition in the following particulars: —■

1. It bears no imprint of place or date.

2. Each folio is numbered.

3. The type is somewhat neater, and the initial letters more ornamental.

4. The title is simply "Doctor spualis clyniacus."

5. The printer's mark is that of Denis Roche, who flourished in Paris, 1501-1516.

My copy was formerly in the Library of the late Mr. Peter Hardy, F.R.S., a distinguished actuary, and a very excellent and learned man. I do not find Roche's edition mentioned either in Panzer, or in the prefatory Remarks to the Reprint of the Climax in Migne's Palrologia Cursus Completux, Series Grseca, vol. lxxxviii. This famous work of St. John of Mount Sinai was translated into English for the first time as recently as 1857, by a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, whose name escapes me at this moment.* An account of the saint is given in Alban Butler, under March 30.

Possibly your learned correspondent Canon Dalton, who takes so much interest in the labours of Ximenes, may be able to contribute some bibliographical notes of this Treatise — the popularity of which on the continent, in the early part of the sixteenth century, was no doubt due to that cardinal's reprint of it.

Job J. B. Workabd.

Song: "Is It To Tbt Me ?"—Can any of your correspondents tell me where to find the words of a song (said to have been sung by the late Edmund Kean), of which the first verse is as follows : —

"Is it to try me
That yon "thus fly me ? —
Can you deny me
Day after day?"

F. F. C.

[* 77i« Holy Ladder of Perfection, by which we may Ascend to Heaven. Translated from the Greek by Father Robert, Mount St. Bernard's Abbev. Lond. 1868, 18mo. —ed.]

Sophocles.—Who are authors of 1. CEdipus Tyrannus, literally translated by a Graduate, Dublin, 1840, 12mo? 2. (Edipus Tyrannus of Sophocles, literally translated, London, Bell, 1847? 3. Sophocles, Greek and Latin, cum Scholiis. Cantab. J. Field, small 8 vo, 1665. Reprinted 1668, 9, 73. Who is the author of this Latin version? R. I.

Theocbitds.— 1. Theocritus. Six Eclogues translated by E.D. Oxford, 1588.—2. Theocriti quadam telectiora Eidyllia, Greek and Latin, by David Whitefbrd, London, 4to, 1659. Is the 14th idyll'of Theocritus, " The Syracusan Gossips," included in these Latin and English translations? Is anything known of the translators? R. I.

Wills At Llandaff.—Can any of your readers inform me of the fate of the earlier portion of the wills that have been proved at Llandaff? The existing documents, preserved in that diminutive city do not go back so far as 1700; and a tradition reports that the more ancient records were destroyed by fire. If any of your correspondents can enlighten me on this subject, or can inform me whether the wills in question have been transferred to any other diocese, they will much oblige

Antiqoitas.

OuirJcrf toitt) amflnenf.

Milton's "Mere A. S. And Rutuerfobd" (3"1 S. v. 118.)—In your editorial reply to the above query, you affirm that "A. S. denotes Dr. Adam Steuart; but I believe that this is a mistake, and that the right name is indicated by Dr. Irving iu his Lives of Scotish Writers, Edinb. 1839: —

"Warton remarks of A. S. that' his name was never known.' But we learn from Corbet's vituperative Epistle that his name was Alexander Semple. (Epistle Congratulatory of Lysimachus Nicanor, p. 69, edit. Oxford, 1684, 4to.) Among other works, he published a Ballad called The Bishop's Bridles."—VoL ii. p. 123.

ElBlONNACH.

[The Rev. H. J. Todd (Poetical Works of John Milton, vli. 94, edit. 1809), after quoting Warton's note, remarks that "The name of A. S. was well known, and a doughty champion he appears to have been in the polemics of that time: witness his effusions, entitled ' Zerubbabel to Sanballat and Tobiah: or, The first part of the Duply to M. S. alms Two Brethren, by Adam Steuart, &c. Imprim. Mar. 17, 1644.' 4to. Again, 'The second part of the Duply to M. S. alias Two Brethren. With a brief Epitome and Refutation of all the whole Independent Government: Most humbly submitted to the King's most excellent Majestie, to the most Honorable Houses of Parliament, the most Reverend and Learned Divines of the Assembly, and all the Protestant Churches in the Island and abroad, by Adam Steuart. Imprim. Oct. 3, 1644, 4to.' In this second part the observations of the

Two Brethren are stated, and the replies all commence with A. S. prefixed. Possibly Milton ridicules this minuteness, in here writing only 'mere A. S.' However, the Tracts above stated contain in their title-page9 the name at large. See also, ' An Answer to a Libell intitled A Coole Conference betweene the cleered Reformation and the Apoloaeticall Narration, brought together by a Well-Wilier to both, &c. By Adam Steuart, Lond. 1014.' 4to. I have found him called, in other tracts of the time, Doctor A. Steuart, a Divine of the Church of Scotland."]

Sib Richabd Fobd.—In Strype's edition of Stow's Survey, vol. ii. p. 148 (edit. 1720), I find an engraving of the arms of Sir Richard Ford, Mercer, Mayor of London. What are the tinctures of this coat, and what crest and motto did Sir Richard bear? I should also be glad of any further information respecting the mayor or his family. Cabilfobd.

Cape Town.

[Sir Richard Ford (of the Fords of Hadlcigh in Suf. folk) was knighted by Charles II. at the Hague in May, 1660; Sheriff of London, 1663; Lord Mayor, 1671, and M.P. for Southampton in the first session of the third parliament of Charles II. A.d. 1678. Sir Richard Ford's town residence was in Hart Street, Crutched Friars, where he had our amusing Diarist, Samuel Pepys, for a neighbour and an acquaintance. "I do find," says Pepys, "Sir Richard Ford a very able man of his brains and tongue, and a scholar." When Pepys started a carriage of his own, he tells us that " This evening (Nov. 25, 1668), to my great content, I got Sir Richard Ford to give me leave to set my coach in his yard." Again, two days after, he says, "All the morning at the [Navy] Office, where, while I was sitting, one comes and tells me that my coach is come. So I was forced to go out, and to Sir Richard Ford's, where I spoke to him, and he is very willing to have it brought in, and stand there; and so I ordered it, to my great content, it being mighty pretty, only the horses do not please rue, and therefore resolve to have better."

Sir Richard Ford's country residence was at liaudiwins [Baldwins], a manor situated at the south-west corner of Dartford Heath, in Kent. He died on August 31, 1678, and was buried in Bexley Church, in Kent, where there is a long Latin inscription on his gravestone, and printed in Le Neve's Monumenta Anglicana, Part IX. p. 187. His arms, as given in Burke's Armory, are, Gu. two bends vairC', on a canton or, an anchor sa. Crest, out of the naval coronet... a bear's head, sa. muzzled gu.]

An Epitaph.— I lately found the accompanying lines amongst some old MS. papers. Can anyone inform me to whom the epitaph applies, and by whom it was written ? —

"Here lies unpitied both by Church and State,
The subject of their Flattery and Hate.
FlattcrVl bv those on whom her Favours flow'd,
Hated for Favours copiously [impiously ?] bestow'd;

Who aimed the Church by Churchmen to betray,

And hoped to share in Arbitrary Sway:

In Tindal's and in Iloadley's Paths she trod,

An Hypocrite in all—but Disbelief in God.

Promoted Luxury, encouraged Vice,

Herself a Slave to sordid Avarice.

True Friendship, tender Love, ne'er touch'd her Heart;

Falsehood appeared, in vain disguised by Art j

Fawning and Haughty—when Familiar, Rude,

And never Gracious seem'd, but to delude;

Inquisitive in trifling mean affairs,

Heedless of Public Good or Orphans' Tears;

To her own Offspring mercy she denied,

And unforgiving, nnforgiven died."

Biscopus.

[This lampoon was drawn up in Answer to an Epitaph on Queen Caroline, Consort of George II., commencing—

"Here lies, lamented by the Poor and Great, Prop of the Church, and Glory of the State," &c. Printed in Verset on the Death of that Queen, fol. 1738. The copy of the Lampoon in the British Museum is so cleverly written as scarcely to be distinguished from typography. The author is unknown to us.]

GUTTERIDGE, THE PoET, A NATIVE OP SllORE

Ditch. — Wanted, particulars of him and his works. \y.

[Nothing appears to be known of Thomas Gutteridge, who was simply a doggrel rhymist of Elegies, which he printed on folio sheets, much in the style of those by Master James Calnach, residing in that Bohemian locality, Monmouth Court, Seven Dials. Six of Gutteridge's Elegies are preserved in the British Museum. In a postscript to that on the Memory of the Rev. John Hubbard, who died July 13, 1743, Gutteridge has the following note respecting himself: "The Author of this teacheth Short Hand from schemes of his own, intirely new, and will wait upon any person at their own house." In 1750, he was residing at No. 47, New Inn Yard, Shoredilch. The last Elegy we have met with was on the Rev. Thomas Hall, who died June 3,1762.]

"Chough And Chow." — Who wrote this wellknown poem, best known through Bishop's admirable glee? A. Ainger.

[This beautiful poem is by Joanna Baillie, and ought to have appeared in the collected edition of her Dramatic and Poetical Works, 8vo, 1851. It is entitled "The Gipsey Glee and Chorus," and is printed in Daniel Terry's Musical Play of Guy Mannering; or, the Gipsy's Prophecy, 8vo, 1816, p. 42. Mr. Terry adds in a note, "To Mrs. Joanna Baillie's friendly permission, I feel proud in acknowledging myself indebted for the use of this beautiful poem; accompanied by the music of Bishop, the effect it produces is most powerful and characteristic"]

Champak Odours.— What is the meaning of the word "Champak" as used in the following lines by Percy B. Shelley : —

"The wand'ring airs they faint on
The dark the silent stream,
The Champak odours fail
Like sweet thoughts in a dream.

The nightingle's complaint it dies upon her heart,
As I must on thine, beloved as thou art."

C. S. [The following notice of the charming and celebrated plant Champac occurs in Sir William Jones's "Botanical Observations on Select Indian Plants," Work*, vol. v. p. 129, edit. 1807: —"The strong aromatick scent of the gold-coloured Champac is thought offensive to the bees, who are never seen on its blossoms; but their elegant appearance on the black hair of the Indian women is mentioned by Rumphius; and both facts have supplied the Sanscrit poets with elegant allusions."]

"Bishop Prideaux's Portrait. — I recently met with a portrait of John Prideaux, Bishop of Worcester, and underneath the portrait a view of the rectory of Bredon, where he died. I wish to know from what work this folio plate is extracted, and where the original oil-painting of the bishop is now to be seen? Is it at Exeter College, Oxford? G. P.

[The folio plate of Bishop Prideaux and the Rectoryhouse at Bredon is taken from Nash's History of Worcestershire,^ 132, edit. 1782. Parker's Handbook for Visitors to Oxford, ed. 1858, p. 182, notices a portrait of Dr. Prideaux (most probably the Bishop), at present in Exeter Hall, Oxford.]

"Young Lovell's Bride."—Is the incident of the death of " young Lovell's bride," related in the ballad, "The Mistletoe Bough," founded on fact? And if so, where is the fact stated? H.

[Mr. Rogers in his Italy, ed. 1840, p. 110, has a story headed "Ginevra," and which he lays the scene of at Modena. In a note he says, " I believe this story to be founded on fact, though I cannot tell when and where it happened;" and adds," many old houses in this country lay claim to it." Two versions of the dramatic narrative of "Ginevra, the Lady buried alive," are given by Collet in his BeMci of Literature, p. 186. Vide " N. & Q," 1* S. v. 129, 209, 333.]

Urolies".

PARISH REGISTERS.

(3rd S. v. 78, et passim.)

The registers of the parish of Wilby, Northamptonshire, deserve to be noticed as presenting a happy, exception to that injury and destruction which similar records have too often experienced through the neglect of their legally constituted guardians, assisted by the ravages of the general enemy Time and damp. But these happened most fortunately, it appears, to fall under the care of one whose well-known appreciation of ancient documents secured for them the privilege of a longer existence. We may not, it is true, expect to find many country clergymen with the same literary

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