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Index Supplement to the Notes and Queries, with No. 265, Jan. 24, 1885.



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“When found, make a note of.”—CAPTAIN CUTTLE.








"oon of the kyngis bage" (badge) and “ ramys

horne." CONTENTS.- No 236,

“ Insomuch thatt all gentilnes cummys of God of NOTES :-Third Part of "Boke of St. Albans," 1-Biblio- hevyn, at hevyn I will begin,......where Lucifer with graphy of Chancer, 3-Letter of Sir J. Bowring. 4-Isolated myliony's of aungelis owt of 'hevyn fell unto hell and Burials in Gibraltar-Gow, the Pirate, 5-Lord Cockburn odyr places, and ben holdyn ther in bonage, and all were and Moustaches --Earliest Verse in Italian-Oren as Money erected in hevyn of gentill nature......Adam the be- Document of Sir Isaac Newton, 6-Coincidence, 7.'

gynnyng of mankynd was as a stocke unsprayed and QUERIES :-Shakspearian Queries-- Portrait of St. Jerome, 7 unfloreshed, and in the braunches is knowledge wiche is

-Grey of Wilton, 8-Register of Leckhampstead-Rasta- rotun and wich is grene."
quopere-Coker-Heraldic-St. Paul's Cathedral-Accepted

Ben, present tense plural, "are” (Ch.).
Frewen-Atkinson - Royal Marriage with a Slave-King
Arthur-William of Worcester - French Family, 9-Auto-

Bonage may only be a misprint for “bondage,”
graph Letters and History-Authorship of Hymns-English which, Skeat says, is the M.É. form.
Names for Flowers and Shells--Collections about Giants, &c. Erected, raised, brought up.
-Raban, 10.

Unsprayed, without sprigs or shoots. Spray REPLIES:-Rococo, 10-Signatures to Covenant, 11-Cole (see Skeat) is the same as prov. E. sprag, a sprig.

mother of devotion"-Knowing fine, 12–Beni: Hitac: Possibly asparagus comes from the same root. Calpe - Proofs of Literary Fame-Khedive-Termination The author divides the world into three parts : oe," 13-Prester John's Arms-Some Obsolete Words

Europe, that is to say, the contre of Churlys. Asia, Regnal Years—"Knight of Toggenburg"-Lamb and Mint Sauce, 14 - Device on Picture - English Judicial Costume- that is to say, the contro of gentilmen. Affrica, that is Thorpe, Surrey-Brewer's “Phrase and Fable"-Date of to say, the contre of tempurnes." Phrase – Hebrew Language, 15 – Tomb of Thackeray's

Tempurnes (MS.W. the countree of temper. Parents - Balloon, 16 - Eclipses of the Sun - Inverted Chevron, 17-Oak Tree and Contents – "Old English Drama

aunce) means, I think, a mixture of churls and -Peter Jackson : Philip Jackson_Resurgam, 18.

gentlemen : Temper, due mixture of contrary

Trench discusses NOTES ON BOOKS :-Wyman's "Bibliography of the Bacon qualities” (Walker's Dict.).

Shakespeare Controversy" – "John Wiclit, Patriot and the word, Study of Words, p. 129.

Hite and ful of courage(hite=hot). “Hote Notices to Correspondents, &c.

brenning as fire" occurs just below. Chaucer uses“ hote and brenningly "; of hite=hot I have not been able to find another example.

Trone (Ch.) and tronly, for “throne" and Potes.


Smaraydmat looks insoluble at first sight, but NOTES ON THE THIRD PART OF THE

it is only ruapaydos, an emerald, Englished. “BOKE OF ST, ALBANS."

The four virtues of chivalry are worthy of being This work was printed at St. Albans by the set down at length :Schoolmaster Printer in 1486. I have lately been “Fower vertuys of chivalrie bene theis. reading it, and have made notes of some curious

" The first is juste in his bestys, clenness of his perand rare words contained in it. So far as I know, sone, peti to have to the pore, to be gracious to his these have not been commented on before, so they presoner, to be reverend and faythful to his God.

“ The secunde is that he be wyse in his battayl, may be of use to the reader of “ N. & Q.". The prudent in his fightyng; knowyng and having minde in book is not paged, but there will be no difficulty his wittes. in verifying the references (the extracts are taken before that his quarell be true, thank god ever of his

"The thirde is, that he be not slowe in his werrys, loke in order).

victori, and for to have measure in his sustenance MS.W.=the edition printed at Westminster by (moderation in his manner of life). Wynkyn de Worde, 1496 ; reprinted in London “ The iiij is to be stronge and stedfast in his gov'. by White & Cockrane, 1810.

naunce-to hope to have the victory, and rode not from

the fielde and not to shame his cote armure, and that he Ch.=used by Chaucer. The first sentence of the third part explains the be not bostful of his manhode, loke that [he be] curtes,

lowly, and gentill, and without rebawdry in his lan. nature of the work, viz., a treatise upon heraldry : guage." “Here in thys booke followyng is determyned the

"The iiij soverayn gentilneses ben theis

few othes in sweryng linage of coot armuris : and how gentilmen shall be knowyn from ungentilmen,"

boxom to goddis byddyng

knowyng his own birth in beryng Linage (Ch. lypage), lineage.

and to drede his soverayn to offende.” Coot armuris (Ch. cote armure), a coat worn Boxom (Ch. buxome),* obedient. See Skeat. over the armour, on which the armorial bearings of the wearer were painted. Is is the plural [* A curious and, we fancy, unrecorded use of the form. Other similar plurals found in this book word buzomnesse is found in Occleve, De Regimine Prinare : bestys, werrys (wars), talys, maydonys, cipum:

“God toke upone hym humble buxomnesse sparris (spars= bars), treys (troes), armys. Is, Whan be hym wrappede in our mortalle rynde." too, is sometimes the sign of the genitive case, as

P. 128.]

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