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Spreading itself where'er tbat Power may move introduction, from the aforesaid J. L. to his son
C. L. From the historical portion of the work I
extract the following :Even this note of Pantheistic ubiquitousness who is said to have lived 361 years. He was one of the
“ In the reign of K, Stephen lived John de temporibus is not absolutely satisfying. In the funeral poetry, guard of Charlemagne." in the obituary notices which his passing hence “In the reign of K.H. 2nd There was a fish taken in a has inspired, the idea of a personal immortality net, wb resembled a man in all parts, but could not has somehow floated uppermost. This, in an age of speak. Was kept
at Oxford 6 months and more, went to Didymus agnosticism, is to be wondered at; though, well lookt after, stole to y• Sea and was never seen more. indeed, elegiac poetry in the nineteenth century
"In Hy 3rd's time there were 5 Suns in the firmament has concerned itself almost solely with that everlast. Seen at one time, after wh followed a Great Dearth. 2000 ing query, "If a man die shall be live again ?” were Starved in London for want of food." Shelley in ‘Adonais,' Matthew Arnold in 'Thyrsis,' The rate at which the hero of the following Lord Tennyson in 'In Memoriam,' may be cited episode travelled would have been rendered easier as examples. I think it is Southey who said of calculation if the locality of St. George's Church that one of the joys of heaven would be com- had been more exactly specified :munion with Shakespeare; so Mr. Theodore Watts, in his exquisitely beautiful sonnet sequence, Church to Dover, from thence passed to Callis in a Bargo,
“ Bernard Calvert of Andover rid from St. George's “What the silent Voices said,' asserts, in all love returned again to y• Same Church in 17 hours, Setting to the dear friend whom death bad deprived the out at 3 in yo morn and returning at 8 in ye evening." world of, “We twain shall meet on some bright shore.” The thought that disturbs is not the fear Badcock seems the most ingenious :
Of the epitaphs the following on a certain Brown of a promiscuous absorption by nature of the
Within this Bed of Dust here sleeps a brother, spiritual essence, it is a dread that perhaps his
Who grieving in one head, joyd in another poetic unworthiness would separate him in “that That he exchanged for this, and now on high, distant Aidenn" from the friend whom he loved so Advanced by that bead, lives never more to dye, well; but comfort comes :
Earth made him red, water made him Brown,
Blood made him white, this colour won the crown.
He lived so just with men that his name had
No more than one small Syllablo of Bad-
The Cock crows Haleluiah and shall sing
Rare fruits soon pluckt, young Saints soon glorious are. tion, when apprized of the death of Keats, in that In a note the compiler informs as that beautiful poem 'Adonais' (to my mind the greatest "Brown Badcock was my Grandmother's Brother, whose elegy that was ever penned), forgets his Sadducean mother was Sister or Daughter of St Thomas Brown. conclusions, and expresses ideas which we find in He dyed yo 19 of Octob 1656 of a violent pain in his head harmony with the highest Christian orthodoxy; Table in Shebbear* Church.”
at 27 years of age, and is buryed under the Communion while in the colophonic verses he fervently longs for that immortality which his reason sought to
Perhaps some Yorkshire reader of 'N. & Q. deny. Thus poetry builds up what logic seeks to may be able to vouch for the accuracy of the fol overthrow. On the warrant of deep, undefined, lowing :intuitive promptings the poet asseverates certain vaulted Room under Ground there is a hole, through
" St. Winifred's needle in Yorkshire. In & close things ; we can cbime with him when he states :
wh Girls are tryd before marriage as to their virginity. The soul of Tennyson, like a star,
If they went clear through-a sufficient proof of their Beacons from the abode where the Eternal are, vertae. But if stuck and not go through clearly Then W. A. HENDERSON,
“Dr. Mead's rect. to cure ye bite of a mad dog." I give in full in case any one should feel disposed
to try its efficacy :A SEVENTEENTH CENTURY COMMONPLACE BOOK.
" Let the patient be blooded in ye arm 9 or 10 ounces;
Take of ye herb calld in Latine Lichen Cinereus Torrestris I have made the following extracts from a MS. - In English Ash.Coloured Ground Liverwort-chewsid, commonplace book which came into my bands dryd & powderd half
an ounce; of black pepper powderd some time ago, and which, from internal evidence, 2 Drams; Mix these well together and divide yo powder appears to have been compiled by J. L. for the into 4 doses; one of which to be taken every morning ase of C. L. bis only Son, Anno 1669.". The books milk warm : After these 4 doses are taken, the patient consists of a miscellaneous collection of epigrams, must go into ye Cold Bath
or a cold spring
or river overy riddles, and so forth, together with historical and other information, and two letters, by way of
• In North Devon.
morning fasting for a month; He must be dipt all over- should have thought, no new aspiration for criticism; But not stay in (with his head above water) longer than but it may be a new aspiration for the young men, half a minute if the water be very cold. After this be must go in 3 times a week for a fortnight longer."
not six all told," who are endeavouring to set their The time to gather the lichen is, we are told, the founder of N. & Q.' used to cite at the head
world to rights. Let them remember lines which October and November.
of his note-paper :In conclusion, I can only say to my readers, in
Truth and Good are one the words of J. L., if this
And Beauty dwells in them, and they in her "dish of such fruit as I have pulld......please you in the With like participation. taste as much as they did me in the gathering, I shall
St. SWITHIN. not doubt of your acceptance, or account my time misspent herein."
'BECKET' AT THE LYCEUM.-In some of the W. D. OLIVER.
newspaper notices of this play it has been remarked [See, under “St. Wilfred's Needle,' gth S. ii, 228, 313, 398.] that the hymn sang at Vespers just before the
murder of St. Thomas a Beckett was “Telluris «THE New HUMOUR" AND THE New Cri- ingens conditor.” Now this hymn (which in the TICISM."
-“Conceive me, if you can," what these Breviary reads "Telluris alme conditor") was, and may be: tell me in brief how the new humour is, the hyn for the weekday on which the archdiffers from that which has brightened our pil- bishop was killed. But that weekday was then, grimage hitherto, and what there is in fin-de-siècle in England, & vacant day (i. e., po feast being criticism that is novel or peculiar. The re- celebrated) within the octave of Christmas. viewers talk of the New Humour” as though it According to the Breviary rubrics, the hymn were in a vein that had only lately been developed; would have been not that of the feria or weekand one is breathless when there is a reference to day, but that of Christmas Day, namely, "Jesu!
"New Criticism ” of which the old scarifiers were Redemptor omnium.” Now, in England, the day presumably ignorant. I suppose I ought to know is not vacant, being occupied by the feast of all about such things, and that I shall soon be St. Thomas himself; and while the psalms (in placed au courant, with contumely, by_better accordance with a custom peculiar to the Christmas informed correspondents of 'N. & Q.' Perhaps octave) are of the Nativity, the hymn used is that I may be the last person who needs to be in- for martyrs,"Deus tuorum militum," the last verse, doctrinated in the " New Humour"; but it is only or doxology, being changed to " Jesu Tibi sit gloria a few months since Mr. Justin Huntly McCarthy, Qui natus es de Virgine,” in honour of the Incarwriting in ' Pages on Plays' in the Gentleman's nation.
GEORGE ANGUS. Magazine, so expressed himself as to give room to St. Andrews, N.B. think that the attributes of the “New Criticism" may be unknown to some others besides myself : SHAGREEN. - If my admiration of the old.
"A certain body of opinion persists in connecting fashioned, prettily-tinted, mosaic-like shagreen were admiration for the Scandinavian drama with adhesion to not largely shared, bric-à-brac covered there with the principles of what is known as the New Criticism. might not, perhaps, be so eagerly competed for The connexion is more apparent than real. To begin when it comes into the sale-room. Shagreen being with,
the term New Criticism is very vague and very durable and decorative, why it gradually dropped misleading. In its narrowest sense it refers to a certain number of young men, not six ali told, who have in out of use early in the century was probably owing common the privilege of very decided opinions, and who to the same causes that relegated mezzotints and are not supposed to have in common an uncompromising stipple engravings to the attic, whence of late years adoration for the same goda. In its wider sense the New they have found their way down again to the Criticism would seem to mean, in the mouths of its antagonists, anybody who dislikes anything that is old.
drawing-room. fashioned, anything that is not of the moment momentary.
In this country working in shagreen is now If this definition were in any sense applicable to the principally confined to covering the bandles of New Criticism, then the New Criticism would not call swords, on which the excrescences are left, so that for five seconds of serious consideration. If it does call a good grip may be obtained. The undressed skins for consideration at all, if it can in any real sense be said of sharks and other fish of the order Seluchia, from to exist, it is because it does, in the person of each of which shagreen is prepared, are imported in small anxiously after artistic truth and artistic beauty. That a quantities, the finest specimens coming from Japan, New Criticism exists which has any common principles, where sbagreen is decoratively used in the arts. any common plan of campaign, any common principles The preparation of the undressed skin consists in The little handful of men who are commonly supposed softening by long soaking in warm water, and to serve under that banner are indeed chiefly remark-cleansing with a scratch-brush. When soft it can able for the incompatibility of their views, for their be cut with a pair of scissors or knife, which will almost uncompromising differences of opinion, for their readily follow the curves of the projections. The deeply sundered theories of artistic salvation."
intensely hard and ivory-like podules require To strive after artistic truth and beauty was, I grinding down until a flat surface is obtained. In
recent interesting and not unsuccessful experiments, similar kind to those now used by many grocers I fastened a skin on to a flat stone, and the surface and other tradesmen on their paper wrappers and was ground with fine sand and water, an operation trade cards), under which is the following interinvolving many hours of arm-aching but vicarious esting inscription, both within an ornamental labour. The old-fashioned dark "fish skin" (from border :the common dog-fisb) I had treated in the same Buonaparte having on his departure for the Island manner.
of Elba, promised his Confidential Friends to return in The green tint of shagreen is due to the action the Violet Season, bis adherents adopted the above
Corporal Violet of sal ammoniac on copper filings. A file gives a simple Flower as a Rallying Signal.
became their favorite Toast, and each was distinguished smooth edge, and then comes a final polishing. by a Gold Ring with a Violet
in Enamel, and the motte Shagreen makes lovely panels for bookbinding. • Elle reparaitra au printems !' (It will appear again in
ANDREW W. TUER spring.) As soon as it become generally known that he The Leadenhall Press, E.C.
had Landed at Frejus, a multitude of the Women of
Paris were seen with Baskets full of these Flowers, which Rev. LAURENCE STERNE (1713–1768).—The were purchased and worn by His Friends, without exmarriage by licence of the “ Reverend M' Lawrence any one thus decorated, to ask 'Aimez vouz la violette? Sterne" with Mrs. Elizabeth Lumley, of Little (Do you like the Violet ?) when if they answered.Oui' Alice Lane, within the Close of the Cathedrall,” is (Yes) it was certain the party was not a confederate, recorded in the register of York Minster, under But if the reply was 'Eh bien' (Well) they recognised date March 30, 1741 (Easter Monday). Elizabeth,
an adherent, and completed tbe sentence. Elle reparaitre daughter of the Rev. Robert Lumley, rector of a correct Copy, was also published at Paris, with the
au printems!' The original Print of which the above is Bedale, co. York, by Lydia, widow of Thomas same symbolical meaning; in which may be traced the Kirke, Esq., of Cookridge, Yorks, died at An- Profiles of Buonaparte and Maria Louisa, watching over goulême, about the year 1772, leaving an only their Infant Child.” child Lydia, who married a Mr. de Medalle, and is
W. I. R. V. supposed to have perished in the French
Revolution JOY=GLORY.- In the Promptoriam Parvuof 1790.
DANIEL HIPWELL. lorum' there is a notice of " Ioyo, gaudium, gloria," 17, Hilldrop Crescent, N.
and gloria appears in the long list of Latin FLOWERS ON GRAVES.-In a notice of Mr. cum'; but no example of joy=glory is adduced
equivalents of "Ioy” in the Catholicon AngliBaring-Gould's volume of 'Strango Survivals'in by the editor of either of these vocabularies. the Atheneum of Feb. 11 (p. 179), it is stated :- Neither is this meaning of joy, unknown to Halli
" Are we sure that dressing graves with flowers is well, noticed by Stratmann or his editor. I dis not, as far as this
country is concerned, & modern covered this meaning while assisting the editor of the sea? Flowers were strewed on the highways to the Surtees Society's 'Life of St. Cuthbert,' and welcome great people, and we believe also before noted in the glossary two examples occurring in the funoral processions, but we do not remember tbeir being text: used as ornaments till our own time."'.
Shewed of his ioy a visyoun, It may not be known where or when the custom translating suæ gloriæ majestatem ostendens”; of placing flowers on graves originated, but the
And pou refuse all werldes ioy, reviewer is mistaken in stating that flowers were translating " ta gloriam mundi respais.” Our lay not used for decking graves čill our own time,” forefathers, as I also noted, were tanght to say in and must have forgotten his Shakespeare :
the vernacular the doxology, "Ioye be to the Sweets to the sweet : Farewell ! [Scattering flowers.
fadir,” &c., and one part of the Te Deum, “Thou I hop'd thou shouldet bave been my Hamlet's wife;
sittest......in the ioze of the fader.” Robert of I thought thy bride-bed to have deck'd, sweet maid,
Brunne uses the word in a similar sense when be and not t' have strew'd thy grave.
says ("Chronicle,' ed. Furnivall, 327) that Troius • Hamlet,' V. i.
made a cite of ioye, W. W. DAVIES.
After his name & calde bit Troye, Glenmore, Lisburn, Ireland.
i. e., "he built a glorious city which he called
Troy after his own name," where I correct Dr. “ CORPORAL VIOLET.”— A propos of Lord Bea- Furnivall's punctuation. Examples, too, occur consfield and the primrose, I may mention Bona- in the play of Mary Magdalene ' in the 'Digby parte and the violet. In my possession is a scarce Mysteries, of which the following may suffice and curious contemporary coloured engraving, size (p. 91, l. 967):about eight by six inches, bearing the above head
stronge gates of brasse ! ing, and "published by J. E. Wallis, 42, Skinner
the kyng of Ioy enteryd In þer-at. Street, London, and J. Wallis, junr., Marine Christ is, of course, the King of glory. Library, Sidmouth." It represents a bunch of
F. ADAMS. violets (being a puzzle-explained as below-of a 105, Albany Road, Camberwell, S.E.
ADMIRAL KEMPENFELDT. I looked at the The brave young prince was either slain in the notice in the 'Dictionary of National Biography.' fight or murdered after it was over. Henry VI. to see if he left a widow and children ; but it is was imprisoned in the Tower, and was probably silent. The article reminds one of a journey on murdered as soon as Edward IV. returned to the Metropolitan Railway-you are" brought up"London. See Shakspeare, '3 Henry VI.,' Act V. every few minutes with a jerk, by square brackets sc. V. [q.v.]. I should have thought readers might be John Daunt marryed Ann daughter of Sir Robert credited with an amount of intelligence sufficient Stawel of Stawel Somersetshire. to enable them to make cross-references, if they This is that Jobn Daunt to whome Prince Edward want to know anything about the other persons bis Mother at Waymouth which was (as witnesseth
wrote the ensuyng letter when he landed with the Queen mentioned. I wanted none of them, and all Stowe) Easterday the xi year of Edward the fourth (1471) pleasure of reading the notice is destroyed by such
By the Prince. constant cross-references. RALPH THOMAS. Trusty and wel beloved, wee greete yowe wel acquaint
inge yowe that the day wee bee arriued att Waymouth in “SQUIN.”_'N. & Q.' has from time to time safety, blessed bee oure Lorde. And att owr Landinge, pilloried many etymological guesses. I have wee haue knowledge, that Edward Erle of Marche the oome upon one to-day which is startling in its kings greato Rebell owr Enemy approacheth him in
armes towards the kings highness whiche Edward wee absurdity. The late Mr. P. H. Gosse gives it in purpose
withe Gods grace to encounter in all haste poshis charming, ' A Year at the Shore.” It is only sible. Wherefore wee heartily pray, yowe and in the just to say that the author is careful to let his kings name name [sic] charge yowe that yowe incontyreaders know that he does not accept it :
pent after the sighte hereof come to v8 wheresoeuer wee
bee, with all such fellowshyppe as yowe canne make in “Twenty bushels of scallops are sometimes taken at your most defensible Aray, as owre Trust is that you will once, but this is rare, The average produce of the doe. Written att Waymouth aforesagd the xiii day of Weymouth trawlers is five bushels per week..... The Aprill. Moreouer wee will that yowe charge the Bayworthy woman who commands the supply had had the liffe of Me... Parton to make all the people there to come trade in her hands for twenty-eight years in 1853 ; she in theyre best Aray to us in all haste and that the sayd had never heard them called by any other name than Bayly brynge with him the Rent for owr Lady day paste, squins,' though she understood they were called scallops and hee nor the Tenants fayle not, as you intend to haue in some places. 'Squin' is by some said to be a cor
EDWARDE, ruption of 'Quin,' after the actor and epicure of that Dame, who is reported to have been fond of the deli. From MS. pedigree of Daunt, in possession of cate mollusk,"-P. 25.
Elliot Daunt, Esq., Brigg, Lincolnshire, October, EDWARD PEACOCK. 1892.
J. T. F. THE LAST OF THE PLANTAGENETS.--On Jan. 13
Bp. Hatfield's Hall, Durham. I followed to his grave in Arno's Vale Cemetery, PURL, PUNCH, AND TODDY.-I am surprised Bristol, Wroy Chichester Bruton, who died Jan. 9. that so well-informed a writer as Mr. W. Besant His pédigree will be found in Burke ('Royal should suppose that these beverages are extinct. Families,' &c., vol. ii. ped. ccxxxi.). It ends thus: In his very unpleasant story "The Demoniac,' 1890, “Wroy Chichester Bruton, Esq., of Calcutta, 16th p. 13, he says: “Panch and toddy are now as in a direct descent from Ed. III., and entitled to extinct as saloop and purl.” At many publicquarter the Plantagenet.” He told me once that houses in London and elsewhere the sale of parl is one of the many young men to whom he was a announced. Moreover, it would be a very excepfriend bad rhymed upon him :
tional wine-merchant's list which did not include You may not imagine it,
punch, and an invitation to a glass of toddy would But dear old Wrey Bruton 's a real live Plantagenet. certainly be quite up to date in many places. Those who know best this spirit, at once genial
JAMES HOOPER and saintly, will be the first to acknowledge that
Norwich, his descent from a great house was the least of all his titles to a place in their
CHRISTIAN LILLY.- According to the 'Dict. memory. D. 0. T.
Nat. Biog.' he was present at the battle of Gran
(1 Gran) and the sieges of Neuhausel (sic), CaLETTER OF EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, 1471. Schaw (sic), Polack (1), and Buda in the years 1683 -The following letter of Edward, Prince of Wales, to 1686. I may confidently say that a battle of son of Henry VI., is of sufficient interest to be put Grau or Gran at that date is totally unknown to on record, if not already edited. The spelling must history. A battle was fought in 1683 at Párkány have been modernized. It refers to the time when (known by this name), on the other side of the Henry VI., having been restored in 1470, was Danube, opposite Gran; and the Castle of Gran dethroned by Edward, “Earl of March," who then was, during the above-mentioned years, taken recovered the throne for himself as Edward IV. from and retaken by the Turks after short sieges, Queen Margaret landed with an army at Wey. but no battle was fought. “Polack” is beyond mouth. Edward," Earl of March,” caught her recognition; it may mean a palánk or stockade in and her army at Tewkesbury and defeated them. English. The article contains also both the spell
ings" Barbadoes” and “ Barbados." Why not date 1714.” Can any one tell me if this old well. adopt the official spelling of Barbados?
house is still standing? My searches for it have
L. L. K. only given me the reputation of a lunatic in the “SPERATE.”—In some old account - books of
C. A. 0. the Mercers' Company certain debts are marked ARTHUR ONSLOW (1691-1768), SPEAKER OF “sperate," while others are marked " desperate." THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.-(1.) Where and when They had hope of the one, but not of the other. in September, 1691, was be born? (2.) At what "Sperate" does not occur in Wright's ‘Dictionary school was he educated ? G. F. R. B. of Obsolete and Provincial English.'
R. Hudson. SIR TREVOR CORRY.-Can any of your readers [It is given in 'The Century Dictionary' as a word in give me information regarding this personage old law, but without a quotation.]
date about the end of the eighteenth century? I should particularly like to ascertain the dates of
his birth and death, and what dignity is indicated Queries.
by his prefix of_“Sir.” Was he any relative of We must request correspondents desiring information Trevor Corry, Eéq., of Newry, co. Down, who on family matters of only private interest to affix their died in 1838 ?
J. names and addresses to their queries, in order that the answers may be addressed to them direct.
‘HISTORY OF LEICESTERSHIRE,' BY JOHN
NICHOLS.—In vol. iv. part ii. p. 669 et seq., is an “THE SHEPHERD'S FAREWELL' AND THE account of Hinckley in wbich Nichols quotes freSHEPHERD'S FESTIVAL.'—Southey, in a letter quently from the MSS. of John Ward, of Hinckley dated May 27, 1824, speaks of a poem called and from the Staveley MSS. The Shepherd's Farewell'as
I ask, (1) Where are now the Ward and the about 1789). Coleridge once had an imperfect copy of it. MSS. the property of John Nichols, upon which "printed in quarto some five-and-thirty years ago [i. e., Staveley MSS.? Also, (2) Where are now the I forget the author's name; but when I was first in Lisbon he wrote his account of Hinckley ? I found out that he was a schoolmaster, and that poor
O. Mason. Paul Berthon had been one of his pupils," –See 'Southey's
29, Emperor's Gate, S.W. Life and Correspondence,' edited by Rev. C. C. Southey, vol. i. p. 106.
BRYAN TUNSTALL. — Can anybody give me Southey cites the poem as the most perfect information as to the whereabouts of the will specimen he ever saw of nonsense verses put forth of Bryan Tunstall, of Thurland Castle, Lancaseriously as poetry. Of this poem I bave failed to sbire, who went with the best of them to Flodden, find any trace; it is neither in the British Museum but, alas ! came not back? Whitaker quotes the Dor the Bodleian. But I have in my possession a document in his 'Richmondshire,' but, with his poem, hardly deserving_Sonthey's description, usual inaccuracy, omits to give any reference. entitled "The Shepherd's Festival'; it is printed in Chester, Lichfield, York, have, I believe, been quarto, and is written to celebrate the recovery of drawn blank. FRED. W. Joy, M.A., F.S.A. George III., and dedicated to Dr. Willis. There Bentham Rectory, Lancaster, is no date, but the king's first illness came to an end early in 1789, his recovery being announced in
DICTIONARY.—Can any of your readers oblige February. There is thus what seems a close agree- me with the title of any dictionary which supplies ment in time with the poem mentioned by Southey, the correct division of compound words, not the and the contents, though scarcely nonsensical, are phonetic, which is given in most dictionaries ? very turgid and ridiculous.
English or Eoglish-foreign will answer my parpose. There are in the piece sixty-one four-line stanzas, Name of pablisher will also oblige. E. G. F. the whole occupying twenty-three pages, one being Col. WILLIAM HENRY ADAMS, Professor of blank. The Shepherd's Festival' is also not Fortification, Royal Military College, 1843–70, noticed in any book of reference so far as I can Biographical particulars desired of this officer, and find, oor is a copy to be seen in the Museum or information as to his works or lectures on military the Bodleian. Can any one give information about science. He was son of Capt. William Adams, of either of these effusions, if, indeed, they be dis- the Army, and was born in 1804. He entered tinct?
J. POWER Hicks.
Sandhurst as a Gentleman-Cadet, Feb. 9, 1819. KILBURN Wells. — In Walford's Old and Writing to “ Ensign Adams, 10th Foot,” in 1823, New London' (pub. cir. 1879), vol. v. p. 246, the Major-General (Sir ?) George Murray says: author, describing Kilburn Priory and wells, says: bere were meritorious and were rewarded accordingly.
“ Your conduct and your application whilst you were “The well is still to be seen adjoining a cottage You were particularly noticed by the Board of Com at a corner of Station (now Belsize] Road...... The missioners, and H.R.A. the Commander-in-Chief wa keystone of the arch over the doorway bears the pleased to appoint you to a Commission out of your turn