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"thou Abt Like Unto Like, As The Devil Said To The Collier" (3td S. v. 282.)—Ray, in his Collection of Proverbs, has:
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Corseul: Arrondissemekt Of Dinan.—In the notice upon "Dinan" (3rd S. v. 273, 275), the name of a place, once celebrated amongst the ancient Gauls and their Roman conquerors, was given as "Corsem*," instead of Corsea/. An untoward fate, as to its real designation, seems to attach to this Breton "Herculaneum." The Romans did not choose to call it after its original occupants the "Curiosilita:," and they, therefore, described it as " Fanuin Martis." So it continued until the fifth century ; when the valiant Curiosilit.es, having shaken off the Roman yoke, restored the town to its original Celtic appellation. Since then, it has been described, with various changes of orthography, viz. as " Corseul, Corseult, Corsold, Coursoult, Cursoul, Courseult, Courseu, Corseu, and Corseulte." It was not until the eighteenth century the "Fanum Martis" was identified, by the discovery in an obscure hamlet of the remains of a Roman temple. The more the soil of the same locality has since that time been explored, the more convincing are the proofs that, during the Roman occupation, Corseul must have been a station of very great importance. It has too, since then, been a subject of constant contention amongst Breton antiquaries. They have been puzzled in determining by whom it was first founded, and by what race of barbarians it was finally not merely destroyed, but almost completely obliterated. Lobineau, Deric, Manet, De la Forte, Merimes, are in doubt as regards both points. An accurate description of its most interesting antiquities has been given by M. Odirici, in a work upon Dinan; and a further reference to them is to be found in a work, published last year, by M. Jehan de Saint Clavier, upon " Britanny." As to the derivation of the name of " Corseul," one of the Breton antiquaries, M. Jollivet, makes the following remark—the last sentence of which is worth quoting in the original: —
"It has been asserted that Corseul is derived from Cur sul; and that these two words signify, in the Celtic language, the wood of the sun, the wood of the god of war. Nous ne voyons nulle part que cur ait la signification qu'on lui donne, ne ineme que ce mot soit brcton."
W. B. Mac Cabe. Dinan, Cotes du Nord, France.
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NOTES: —Historical Fragment: James II. at Faversham, 391 — Folk Lore: Fragments of Scotch Rhymra sung by Children at their Games — Yorkshire Folk Lore: Bees — Wiltshire Method of preventing Tooth-ache — Cuckoo
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HISTORICAL FRAGMENT: JAMES II. AT
The enclosed last two leaves of a Diary which adds a few details to the account of the capture of James II. at Faversham, which we have in Clarke's life of that king, and the other commonly quoted authorities, will, I am sure, be felt by you to possess sufficient interest for preservation in the pages of " N. & Q." Although there are no indications as to who the writer was, it is evident that he was in attendance upon the king. Wm. Denton.
". . . . Dec. 11th, 1688.1 The mobile were up, and stopped several considerable passengers, viz. Sr Tho. Jenner ', Mr. Burton, Graham 3, &c.;
(') "Things growing more in a ferment, and all tending towards the Prince, the King went the 10,h at night to Somerset House, and stayed with the Queen Dowager some time; and at 2 in the morning on the 11th he took water privately, and went over the river, in order to going beyond sea."—LuttreU's Brief llelation.
"The night between the 10"> and lllh of Dwembcr, in a plain suit and bob-wig, he took water at Whitehall, accompanied only by Sir Edward Hales, and Abbadie, a Frenchman, page of the back stairs, without acquainting other with his intention."
(a) Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and hence frequently spoken of as Baron Jenner.
(») "The Bishop of Chester" TCartwright] "Is said to have been seized near Dover, and Baron Jenner, Barton,
Ob. Walker, Ja. Gifford, Jo. Layboume4, Ch. Pulton, Wm Kingsley, — Lockyer, and 2 priests, with several R. Catbol. merch", ye Ld. Arundel's son and grandson, and others.
"These were stopp't in or near Ospring Street, and mo9t of ym plunder'd: the success of these men was one of the greatest reasons y* push't y' seamen of Feversha forwd, who ab' 7 J* night, under ye conduct of WB Ames and Jo. Hunt mann'd out 3 boats, w,h ab' 50 men in y' whole, who taking notice of an uncertain rumour y' went abroad, y' several were flying by sea into France, in great zeal and in quest of a prize, went off towards Sheppey, and ab1 11 at night5 near the Naze point they found a Custom-house boat, who was taking in ballast, w'in was Sr Ed. Hales, Ralph Sheldon, and one more, y' prov'd to be K* J. Wm Ames leapt into the hold alone, and seized yTM in yc P. of O.'s name. Sr E. Hales wd have fir'd, but was forbid by y" unknown gent. T" were 5 or 6 ciises of pistols loaden, w'11 might have done great execucon, if made use of, but no hopes cd have been of yr lives, if they had proceeded to opposicon in y' manner. Yet I am very well satisfy'-d, if ye Kg Lad discover'd himselfe privately to W. Ames, who was some time in y' hold alone, he had never been carry'd ashore, but been dismiss't before morning.
"The seamen kept off to sea all night, where they rifled y' parties u* rudeness enough. They found in the whole near 200lb in gold, and about half w,b K.J. woh w,b swords, and watches, &c. were great plunder to yTM. I know not how it hnppen'd, but y* greatest rudeness still fell on y' K», whose very breeches were undone and exumin'd for secret weapones so undecently, as even to the discoveries of his nudities. This ye Ks afterwd" much resented, as not fit to be offer'd to a gentleman or any other person.
"Whilst y" K. continu'd unknown and in so odd a disguise, unsufferable affronts were put upon him. He was generally concluded to be a Jesuite, if not F. Peter, and treated with such harsh expressions as old rogue, ugly, lean-jaw'd, hatchet-fac't Jesuite, popish dog, &c.
"Thus y" night was pass't unpleasantly enough, y' mob being extremely abusive, ev'n beyond w' y" leaders desir'd. Only one Jeffreys, a pipemaker, was very civil to y" K* unknown, as supposing him to be a gentleman, wcb humanity I
and Graham, at the town of Fereham."— Ellis Correspondence, vol. it p. 856.
(<) Not in London, as Lord Macaulay seems to have supposed.
(5) Macaulay says, "James had travelled with relays of coach-horses along the southern shore of the Thames, and on the morning of the twelfth had reached Emley Ferry, near the isle of Sheppey." It is evident from our diarist, that the king could not have arrived later lhan early on the evening of the eleventh. Indeed, had he travelled by relays, he must have arrived long before the moming of the twelfth.
saw j* K* resent very gentilely, and give him such a reward as bis condicon wd bear.
"Dec. 12,k. Ab' noon, y« K« Sr E. Hales, and R. Sheldon, were brought up in a coach to Feversha, fro y' place of yr landing, when tis remarkable y' fresh rudeness attended him, for tho' Sr E. Hales was carry'd over the ouse, or dirt, by y* seamen, yet it was a long dispute wheth' y* civility sh* be pay'd to ye unknown person.
"He was carry'd to the Q's Arms in Feversha, where he was soon discover'd and guards set upon his room w"" g' strictness and severity.
"He ask't several to be instrumental to procure him a boat to carry him off, but ye seamen generally deny'd him, upon weh a strange jealousy seis'd them y' in the night y* gentlemen in some odd disguise w* carry him off, vr'h made ym more rudely dilig' in yr guards, and unwilling he sh11 remove to a private house.
"The E. of Winchelsea was sent for by y* K«, who came before night, and yn it was thought convenient ye K* shd remove to private lodgings: but s* opposicOn was made by y* seamen, and as y" K* pass't down ye stairs, swords were drawn and threatening expressions us'd by the guards, and w'h much adoe they were contented to let y* K« remove, upon promise, y' y" seamen only might guard him, whilst he stayed in town, who confin'd him very strictly by reason of y° jealousie wch made him melancholy at times.
"That night, however, he seemed to sup heartily, and was pleased to comand ye gentlemen to sit down w,h him, wcb condescension was very gratefull to several.
"Dec. 13"\ The East Kent gentlemen came in a great body, and before his face (for he was in the window) read the P. of O.'s declaracon, w'* made ye mobb break out into fresh insolencies, and towd* night a messenger came from the fort of Sheerness, wch told y* Kf y' ye govern' intended to surrender y' fort, and the fleet in the Swale (the road near for ships to ride in) to y" P. of O. wch seemed to afflict him, but he sd he was willing to consent to anything to avoid bloodshed.
"After wch ye seamen guarded y* K« so narrowly, y* tis sd they follow d him to his devocons, nay, and were so indecent as to press near him in his retirem' for nature.
"Dec. 14. By this time news came y' ye P. of O. did not approve of y" Kg's being stop't, weh made several of ym y' were concern'd very blank, and wish they had never medled. But wn news came y' y* Las at Guildhall did not much dislike y* thing, they soon reviv'd and fancy'd y' they shd all be rewarded for ylr expedicion.
"Ab' noon news came y' y* K.'s guards were upon y' road, to wait on him to Lond, and y° y* strangest ferm' and passion siez'd ye mobb, y' cd be thought of, bee. yc Ld Feversha (a man ill resented by ym) was sd to be w,h ym. They seem'd
resolv'd not to part with him, talking of making preparacons to fight, and taking ye pains to cutt y" off, &c, wch put y' neighbourhood into a g' consternacon, for nobody knew w' they meant, nor where it wd end.
"The gentlemen endeavour'd all they cd, but all in vain, for y° seamen and the mobb ruled all, and ylr passions flew out to y' extremity, y* y* gentlemen were forc't to send expresses to y* guards, to stop short 6 miles, for doubtless if they had enter'd Feversha y' night, mischief had ensu'd.
"Dec. 15th. As soon as cd be w,h convenience, y" K' moved out of town, w"1 his guard of seamen, and y* gentlemen, and about 5 miles off was met by his guards, who took him out of y* hands of y' mobb, w" his spirit seem'd to revive, and he became as it were nnoth' man, as being glad to be rid of such guards, whose rudeness npne cd justify, and w' wd be y' consequences at last none cd guess.
Notes by the Diarist.
"(1.) The K8 was in an old camlet cloak, an ill pair of boots, a short black wigg, a patch on his upper lips on the left side, and otherwise extremely plain, in habit.
"(2.) The K« would not receive his gold again, of wch he was plunder'd, but ordered it to be divided among ym y' took him. But watches, swords, and pistols were taken by him again.
"(3.) When it was observ'd yc K« out of generosity refused his gold, but was destitute still, one Mr Lees, a clergyman, 1", w,h some othr gentry and clergy, humbly offer'd him some gold (in all about 100lb) to serve his p'sent wants, web he took very kindly, but took care to repay yTM ere he left y* town.
"(4.) The K. lost a crucifix he much valued, say'd to have some of the true material cross in it, and offer'd largely to regain it, but y* party y' had it broke it in pieces, in greediness of y' gold, wh wch it was only tip't, wch ye K. seem'd much concern'd for.
"(5.) The K« borrow'd a bible, w" in town, and was seen to read much in it, and sd he took grl pleasure in reading SS, and made it part of his private retirem' before devocon.
"(6.) The K' was very temperate, and never or rarely drank between meals, vt'b tho' well known elsewhere, yet was matt' of pleasing surprise to many here, who had other nocons of gr' men and courts.
"(7.) The women were very tender and compassionate to y' Kf in his confluent, seeming not to approve w' yc seamen did.
"(8.) The K" afterw"' discourst w,h several of yra y' siez'd him, and forgave y*", and w" he left y" town they came in a body, u party, to ask forgiveness, wch he cheerfully gave ym, Baying, I forgive y° all, even Moon too, wch Moon, after y* K» was discov'd, curst bim to his face,—y* K' ask't bim bis name, wcl1 w" be had told, y* IC« sd it ought to be Shimei, for Shimei curs't y' Ld'* anointed, and so y* man is comonly call'd.
"(9.) His discourses were very grave and pious, and show'd a gr' sense of religio, and y* comfort he had in his troubles, among many oth* w' follows is remarkable. He sd he was certain y' P. of O. on his coming design'd his life, and y' he thought yr was but one step between his priso and his grave, and yrfore tho' he might fall a sacrifice, as Abel did by ye hand of Cain, yet he doubted not but he and his cause wd be accepted of God.
"W" he look'd out of his window and saw y' violece of y" rabble, he sd, I can't help nor hinder this, God alone can do it, who stills ye raging of the seas, ye noise, &c.
"He was not willing to send away his son till he had a call to doe so, tho it was not so extraordinary and express, yet it was as sufficient as w' y" angel s4 to Jos. Ma. ii. 13, 'Arise, &c.' He often repeated 'Herod doth seek y" life of ye young child to destroy him.'
"The K«, persuading some clergymen y' waited upon him to provide some vessels to carry him off, us'd ye loyalty ofye Ch. ofEng. for an argum', telling yTM if he shd perish for want of ylr assistance, w' trouble it might give ym to reflect y'on. He told ym how David's heart smote him for cutting off y° skirt of Saul's garm', and this must be more troublesome, if they consid' y° mischief . y' may yrby fall upon him. Wn they made ylr excuse fro ye difficulty and danger of y" attempt, he replied to ym in y" words of y° Saviour, 'He that is not for me is against me.'
"He repeated ye greatest part of Job's5,h ch. abl nfflictio and y° benefit of it. V. 1, 5, 6*7, 10, 11 to yc end.
"He made use of y* 1 Mace. xi. 10, 'For I repent that I gave my daughter to him, for he sought to slay me.' fie sd y' fears of ye Ch. of Eng.men had occasioned y" troubles, but he never design'd any hurt or disturbance to ylr interest, but as they are afraid of idolatry and superstitio, they ought to have a care to avoid, and not be • engaged in rebellio and othr sins, and he quoted Rom. ii. 22, ' Thou that abhorrest,' &c.
"He appli'd Job xlii. 10—12 to himself, 'And y' Ld turned again,' &c.
"They plunder'd all things but a psalter or psalm book, wch he sd he valu'd more yu all he had lost.
"He sd he wd forsake sceptre, and crowns, and all this world's glory for Xt's sake, and he had y' inward peace and cofort wch he wd not exchange for all y* interest of yc earth.
"He own'd much comfort he had recd in reading of SS, wch he sd was not deny'd by ye Ch. of
It. to persons of understanding, or any who cd make good use of it, aad few besides clergymen and divines read it so much as he did.
"He sd y' he as well as othr Xtians ought to expect thro many tribulacons to enter into y* Kgdo of Heaven, and if he lost his temporal crown, he doubted not, but y" loss wd bring bim to an eternal and incorruptible crown."
Fragments or Scotch Rhymes Sunq By Children At Their Games : —
"Here come two ladies down from Spain,
"London Bridge has fallen down,
"A duss, a duss of green grass,
Yorkshire Folk Lore: Bees. — Last week, passing the Hambleton Station on the railway between Milford and Selby, I observed three beehives having pieces of crape attached to them. On inquiring of a fellow-passenger, he informed me that some members of the station-master's family had lately died, and that the custom of putting the hives in mourning under such circumstances was not uncommon in that district.
Wiltshire Method or Preventing ToothAche. — If you take one of the forelegs of a want (i. e. a mole), and one of its hind legs, and put them into a bag, and wear the whole hung about your neck, you will never have the tooth-ache. This valuable specimen of Wiltshire wisdom is apparently one of the " things not generally known." "~ B.H. C.