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is appended to a commission from his father, dated in
1743. At the end of it we find some . remarks, one of

which is this :-
CONTENTS.- No 158.

“Bly. To mention my religion (which is) of
SOTES :- The Young Pretender's Conforining to the Church the Church of England as by law established, as
cp Egland and Visit to London in 1750, 1 - Scottish His I have declared myself when in London the year

tonal Gossip, 3 – Regimental Badges, 4 - Pembroke

Coilege, Oxford, 5 – Rope-tying-“Cooper" Duchess of


Queensbury -A London Book Auction, 1698-Johnsoniana

“ The next three are memoranda for letters or reports in
Americau Depreciation of Currency — “ Turning the

Tables," 6.

the Prince's handwriting - the first two written on torn

scraps of paper; the third, on a thin card.

QUERIES: - Richard Sackville, Earl of Dorset, 7 – The
Blue Coat School, 8 - Mr. Baskett - Bedstead Superstition

“ Parted 20 Sept. Arrived to A[ntwerp) ye
-Bernardino - Sir Richard Braham-Caryll Family-The

6th, parted from thence ye 12th Sept. E[ng-
Princess Charlotte of Brunswick - Comets - Deadly
Manchineel” Tree - Guiling – Who, or what were Hen. land) ye 14th, and at L[ondon) ye 16th. Parted
rist and Horsa ? - Irish Poor Law -Irish Song - Patrick from L[ondon] ye 22d, and arrived at P[aris)
Leir, M.D. - Ladies of the Order of the Garter - Omar
Cheram, Aboul hassan Kuschiar, and Jamal'u-din - Her.

ye 24th. From P[aris) parted ye 28th, arrived

bert Palmer's Burial - Quotation – Romney's Portrait of here ye 30th Sept. If she dos not come, and

Wesley – Tombstone Inscriptions, St. John's, Horsly-

bro- Hymn to the Virgin - The Universal Accommo.

yr M. agreed on to send bac for yr Letter and
din Office, established in 1778 - Washington Arms, 9.

Procuration; ye House here of P. C. and her

being either a tretor or a hour, to chuse which,

QEELIES WITH ANSWERS:- Civitas Lucronii – Marriage

Rinas - Hospitals for the Sick-Old

Inns of Southwark

not to send to P. even after her coming, unless in

--Haghush Lane - Leycester's Progress in Holland, 12. absolute necessity, or her requiring it then at her

PEPLIES: -Greek Drama: Ezechiel's “Exagoge," 14-


Fisher's “Garlands," 17 — "Cousins," a Song: Praed's Verso. “ The letter to Godie retarded a post,
Poems, 18-The Grotto of the Nativity and other Christmas
Valters, 19 - Passage in “Hamlet," 21 - Thomas Sydserf,

ye Lady being arrived or her retard to be Little is
Bishop of Brechin, 16.- Christmas Waits - Viel-Liebchen

she is true stille."

- Street Melody, &c., 23.

“Ye 5th Sept., O. S., 1750, arrived; ye 11th,

Sotes on Books, &c.

parted to D[orer); ye 12, in ve morning, parted

and arrived at B[oulogne); and ve 13th at Plaris).

N.*S., ye 16th Sept., ye 22d, 23d, and 24th.

“ Either ill counsiled or She has made a Con-


fidence. Mr. Lorain's being here ye 12th Sept.

THE YOUNG PRETENDER'S CONFORMING TO Mr. Duran his discorces to amuse not having to do

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND VISIT TO with any body but ye Lady, and Mr. Lisle's not

marrieeng, or appearing; to go ye same day with

ye King, speking to W. ye last day.

Some peculiarly interesting documents illustra " Md. H. here this six weeks.”

fire of the history of the time having been dis Verso. “ The Vignion for W., and letters K

the Stuart Papers, which are now and L, the money and adresses. (In pencil,

“ The

in the process of arrangement at Windsor, under

money for Dormer.”)

the superintendence of Mr. Woodward, the Queen's “ Je ne puis pas envoie pour ne pas doner du

Librarian, Her Majesty " was pleased to command subson et si jenvoi pas je done encore.

um to make them publicly known, considering “ The last sentence, notwithstanding its bad French, is

hem to be too valuable a contribution to the clearly indicative of the Prince's growing hopelessness in

Tact knowledge of our history at that time to his own cause : —

rut until the Calendar of the Stuart Papers " Lux. Novemr.


26th. Mrs. Tomson. Ye

Luld be published.” Acting upon this com- P.M. is the best time for me to go. Rue Verneuil,
pard, Mr. Woodward has printed them in The visavi La Rue Ste. Marie faug. St. Germin, Ju.
Tiares, in a communication which appeared in Waters.

ye Ordonances; ye Lady; my
that Journal on the 27th ult., and I venture to
Sope you will transfer to“N. &Q.” the following

being a Republican; Sr. J. Grems (Graham's]

being sent; Sr. J. Stuard; ye Envoy of P.[russia ?
interesting extract from it, and will consider its

at Lu.; Charles Smit; Mr. Heborn [Hepburn];
Interest a sufficient excuse for its length. Let me my resons of Declaring myself a Protestant at ye
nyt observe (which Mr. Woodward has not con age of 30ty. my being at London ye yr. 50ty. K.
ndered it necessary to notice), that the first of

of P[russia's?) uniform for to go

documents, the “Remarks” on the Com-

50 Loui-

dors for Ca: Kely; Wm. Murray,” &c.
mission, were obviously added to it at a subse-

* In The Times this was erroneously printed R. S.,
which gave rise to an opinion that there was a cliscrepancy

in the dates. But it will be seen that the difference is only
*The first of these papers is a copy of a • Manifesto,

lated 1745, and addressed by the Prince to Scotland. It

that of eleven days, the difference between the Old and New


quent period.

“On the verso of the card are some memoranda of money Desine he had for goeing, and whatever View He matters, and the date · ye 21rst March, 1754.'

has, It is not to be compared with the gaining “The letter now to be given contains neither date nor

the Crowns of Scotland, England, and Ireland; signature; but I think the name of the writer (evidently a Scotchman) will be ascertained from a comparison of But not to pry into what the Desine of his Journey the writing and with other papers of the same period. may be Ile is sure to Obtain it more easiely when The date is approximately determinable as 1769 or 1770, he is possessed of these Crowns. (turn over from the references to the death of the Chevalier de St. “ The Present State of Britain is in a very UnGeorge (the Old Pretender) and to the flight of Miss settled way, Their Vast Load of Debt must Ruin Walkinshaw with their child. The proposal to repudiate them, And they have no other way to get Clear the National Debt is very curious and amusing :

of it but by settleing the Royal Family on the “ It was most certainly a very great affront and Throne, When One Act of Parliament will DisInjury done to the Prince to carry from him his charge It, As haveing been contracted to Exclude Daughter, that behoved to be a fine amusement to and keep them from their Just Right, and Those Ilim in his solitary way of liveing, while still who suffer will have themselves only to blame, expecting better Times.

tho' These who shall be reduced to great Indigence When He Discovers Ilim that acted it, or had by this Act, can from time to time, be provided so a share in the Crime, lle or they should be as to live, they and their Familys in a Comfortable punised, tho' with much goodness, to imitate our Way. Every Reasonable Man would aprore of great Creator. In the meantime it should not be this Conduct, as the most effectual Beacon against resented to His own Disadvantage, or that of new l'surpation; But If the Debts should be anhis most sincere Weal Wishers, but a proper nulled dureing the Present Usurpation, It would time waited when it can be done more effectualy. bring ane Indelible Ignominy upon the whole If his Majesty had any share in it, It can be im- Nation. puted to nothing else than a wrong principle in “I most sincerely wish his Royal Ilighness his Religion, and ought therefore to be heartyly would frequently correspond with his Friends in forgiven, and a good Understanding fully re Britain ; And if" He would allow me to his Preestablish’d. It must be a great Loss to His Royal scence I would Begg on my Knees That Ile would Highness and all true subjects to have the inter

never goe to Rome on any Account Whatever. course betwixt Him and them intirely cutt off by “ This is from a faithfull Subject who does his Resolution of so strict a Retirement which

not want five months, of being seventy they most eamestly wish and beg He would

two years of age Compleat. " change to their last Comfort; and it is the greatest Glory of a man to forgive ane Injury. which Lord Stanhope has printed, as • Lays of the Last

“ I append the following fragments, which are of the class I heard more than three years ago, That the Stuart. If they do not illustrate the poetical genius of Prince (upon the King's Death) was resolved to the Prince, they show, I think, that he was negatively goe to Rome, of which I took no notice, haveing sincere in his profession of Protestantism. They occur hear d long before, That he said That Ile would among the numerous scraps of paper on which he was acnever return to Rome. It is most earnestly Wished

customed to scribble memoranda of every conceivable

That He would be so good as Change his inten-
tion of goeing there, if Ile ever had it. It may

“Papish, Irish, such is fools,
“Such as them Cant be


Tools." happen That his Affairs in Britain might be at the Crisis in his favours at the time he was there, “I lete all prists, and the regions they rein in, which could not faill to make a very bad turn, “from the pope at Rome to the papists of Britain.” even with his friends upon hearing it. But hou “And to this he has added a couplet from Rochester's wellwould his Enemies Triumph and be Overjoyed. known poem, which similarly illustrates his being a 'ReYea, his best Wishers might justly belive. That publican': – he was not fully settled in bis principles of re “I hete all Kings and the Throns they sit on, ligion, which being the same with their Own, “ T'rom the IIsector] of France to the Culia (Cully] gave them the best grounds to believe, That they of Britain]." would get Him safely settled on the Throne of his Fathers, as there was no other possible objec- that he appreciated the difference between the wretched

** V'ice versa at present,' he adds, which seems to show tion against Him But upon his being there, they Louis XV. and our valorous George II., who certainly might suspect; That He was resolved at the rice rersa' to Louis XIV. and Charles II, in bottom to continue in his Father's Principles of Rochester's time.” Religion. Besides if Ile should go there and retain his present Opinion He might be exposed Thus far Mr. Woodward. Let me add that to great Hazards amidst a People so bigotted to a this visit to London is confirmed by Dr. King, different way of thinking, and Its not to be in his well-known Anecdotes of his Oun Time, Doubted but they would contrive something and in a very striking manner by the interesting again-t llim, at least to disappoint Him of the Diaries of a Lady of Quality, recently published


Land Holderness, and adds, You see this story is so near

and Milton-Lockhart. At the latter place, Cla

Hume speaks of a second visit on the authority of Mary II., sars, This incident has been told as a gossip's

under the editorship of Mr. Hayward, where we Allan's picture of the Murder of Archbishop read, on the authority of the lady's brother, Mr. Sharp, which arrangement led to the following Charles W. W. Wynn, not only that the Young lines being written: Pretender was in England in 1750, and then con

On Graham the Avenger. formed to the Church of England, but that such

“What, tho' the bigots of our own more peaceful times conforming took place at St. James's, Piccadilly.

May paint thee still a monster stained with crimes, * My grandmother often repeated to me the account

Breathes there a man umwarped by party lore, pich she had herself received from Lady Primrose of

Could hear that struggling orphan pour Charles Edward's visit to London in 1750 (a letter from

To deafened ears her agonizing prayers the tistorian Hume to Sir J. Pringle, published in the Gen

For mercy on that old man's silver hairs, ikana's Vuyazine, May 1788, relating the same incident,

Nor feel they had earned the avenging rod, siznis to this visit the date 1753).* She described her Who sold their king, and slew the priests of God ? ” detemation when Mr. Browne (the name under which he was to go) was announced to her in the midst of a card

This allusion to the sale of the king by the party, among whom were many who she felt might have Scotch army reminds me to call attention to the seen him abroad and would very probably recognise him. extraordinary blunders in regard to its constituHer canis almost dropped from her hands, but she re tion, and the appointment of its officers, published Errered herself, and got him out of the room as quickly as she could. He slept at her house that night only, and

by Mr. Bisset in his Omitted Chapters in the Hisautrwania went to that of a merchant in the city. The tory of England, especially his confounding Lord impression he left on the mind of Lady Primrose, a warm

Loudon, Chancellor of Scotland, with the Laird and attached partisan, was by no means favourable. I of Lawers, who commanded a regiment. Mr. bare pad myself among the Stuart papers a minute of Bisset tells us, that the appointment of these the heads of a manifesto in Charles Edward's own hand- officers is a subject somewhat dark, but after Writing, among which appeared, “ My having in the year obis conformed to the Church of England in St. James's

much digging in the rubish heaps and fossil reChurch. Some idea may be formed of the extent of the

mains of the Scottish Records, and Scotch peerpanie felt at the time of his advance to Derby from the ages and baronages, we obtain some glimpses of zetvunt given by an old workman at Wotton, of his hav- , light.” jag at that period assisted in burying by night all the family plate in the garden.-C. W.W.W."

Although I could not conceive why our ad

mirably kept records (almost perfect, except where One word more. Would the books of St. James's they were taken away from us by Edward I. and Church record the “conforming " of " Mr. Browne?" Cromwell), should be called " rubish heaps, and As the search would necessarily be limited to five fossil remains" more than those in the English dars , namely

, between the 16th and 22nd Sept., Record Office, still I did hope that on reading 1950, Old Style , it is to be hoped some reader of further I should

have received some new informa

tion as to the officers of the Scottish army at the amining the Registers at St. James's, will do so, period. Guess my astonishment when I found and give us the result of his inquiries.

T. P. that the extent of the diggings of this would-be

Macaulay was the Douglas Peerage and Baronage,

with Sir Walter Scott's Tales of a Grandfather, SCOTTISH HISTORICAL GOSSIP.

the latter originally being merely a hasty set of I do not know that the Dalkeith portrait of hurriedly got up as a publication, under the pres

sketches, dashed off to amuse an invalid child, and Clarerhouse has ever been copied, engraved, 01 photographed; but I cannot agree with F. M. S.

sure of pecuniary circumstances. 3. 11. 472 ) that it is the only one that does call it scratching) may be estimated by the fact,

The extent of Mr. Bisset's digging (I should Dundee justice , when I recollect those at the Lee that he has never consulted such an obvious

source of information as “ The Books of Reference Terhouse's most interesting portrait hangs over

in the Reading Room of the British Museum.” He would there have found a collection, entitled

The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, published punkis gauntlei Miss Strickland, in her life of this—showing that, although the Earl of Loudon

debility. Querv, what if the Pretender had taken up would probably have dropt upon such an entry as ale pertaining to every coronation of the last century

was a Campbell of Lawers, he had nothing to do which took place while an heir of James II. existed." it with the regiment of the Laird Lawers (vol. vi. hernet took place, it must have been at the coronation of p. 415): – Wiliam and Mary. That there was a pause at this part “ At Edinburgh, the 9th day of March, in the year of of the cereinony of above two hours, and that when the God 1619. The which day was presented and produced aampion appeared the gauntlet was heard to be thrown, in face of Parliament, in name and behalf of Colonel at nothing that was done could be seen on account of the

James Campbell, son to the late Colonel Sir Mungo carkanges of the evening, all this rests upon the authority Campbell of Laweris, ane particular list and roll of per(Lamberty, the historian and diplomatist."">

sons from whom money is to be borrowed; which, being

heard real, the Estates ordain the same to be submitted dovetailed with any chance of a successful hoax. by the Lord Chancellor, and have remitted the same to

The real facts of the case were as follows: the Committee to be appointed for borrowed monies.”

Lord Robertson and John Lockhart met in the This document is endorsed : “Produced by the autumn of 1815 at the hospitable table of WilLaird of Laweris, and remitted to the Committee." | liam Lockhart of Milton-Lockhart, the brother of Signed, “ LOUDOUN CANCEL. I.P.D.P.”

the editor of the Quarterly. His lordship, better In fact, there are numerous entries in this volume known as Peter Robertson, had, as is not unusual, of the Acts of Scotland; as for instance, the Peti- under the mass of jocularity and even buffoonery tion of Colonel James Campbell of Laweris, p. which attaches to his memory, a deep under366. The List of Colonels, p. 389, contains the lying current of sentiment, which first broke out name of Col. Colline Campbell

, of Laweris, as in the conclusion of his well-known speech in commander of the Foot, raised in Linlithgow-defence of the Glasgow cotton spinners. On being shire. But it would be endless to continue; raised to the Bench, he published a small book of suffice it to say, that these Acts of Parliament sentimental poems entitled Leaves from a Journal contain the most complete information as to offi- and other Fragments in Verse. When on this cers in command of regiments in the Scottish occasion he visited Milton-Lockhart, he had service.

become aware that this brochure was to be reI would further ask, on what authority Mr. viewed in the December Number of the QuarBisset founds his assertion, that any one of our terly for 1845, and tried all he could to get Scotch families sets up a pedigree, commencing out of Lockbart the nature of the forthcoming at the flood ?

critique, but without success.

The next mornMy old Milton-Lockhart recollections lead me ing after breakfast, Lord Robertson renewed the also to take this opportunity of correcting an attack, when J. G. Lockhart, after tantalising error in another book, which I approach in a him for some time, walked over to the table in totally different spirit than the senseless and the oriel window, where there were always coarse abuse of Scotland contained in the Omitted writing materials, scribbled a few words, and Chapters of the History of England. To Mrs. returning said, “ Peter, you have been trying all Gordon all Scotchmen, and especially those who, you can to find out what the Quarterly is going like myself, had the good fortune to be pupils of to say about your poems. You know that it is her father, owe a deep debt of gratitude for her against all rule for me to tell you ; but as you admirable Memoir of Professor Ililson. There are an old friend, I will give you the epitaph are, however, spots in the sun; as the following with which it concludes, from which you may passage in lier work (vol. ii, p. 94, note) is calcu- judge of the general tone. lated to give an erroneous idea of the character of Of course Robertson was too shrewd a man my old friend John Gibson Lockhart, and is an not to know that the critique was favourable, and instance how a literary anecdote may lose its after lunch he and John Lockhart started in the point in passing from hand to hand.

highest spirits to dine with another old friend and “On a later occasion Mr. Lockhart amused himself, in distinguished literary character, at whose house a similar manner, by appending to a paper on Lord | the Quarterly having come of age.

“ Every Robertson's Poems, in the Quarterly Rericu', the following thing would be on the scale of the greatest magepitaph :

nificence, and an author roasted whole.” (See • Here lies the peerless paper Peer, Lord Peter, Quarterly Review, vol. lxxvi. p. 247.) Who broke the laws of God and man, and met re.'

GEORGE VERE IRVING. These lines were, however, only in one copy, which was sent to the Senator (of the College of Justice] ; but the joke lav in Lord Robertson imagining that it was in the whole edition."

REGIMENTAL BADGES. The article in the Quarterly Review on Lord

Many years since my lamented friend, the late Robertson's Poems (vol. lxxvi. p. 424), com Colonel Thomas Sidney Powell, C.B., 53rd regi

ment, placed in my hands the following letter, “ This is a very pleasing, as well as a beautiful little which must interest your numerous military volume;" and concludes, “we should ill-discharge, even

readers. The author holds the rank of Majorour critical duty, if we omitted the praise so justly due to the amiable tone which in the little volume before us is General in the British army, and served with constantly perceived. The sound good sense and purely Colonel Powell in the 6th, or Royal 1st Warwickmoral feeling of the learned and ingenious author is not shire Regiment of Infantry. I feel certain that more remarkable than the tenderness of heart which he shares with me my sorrow at the murder of everywhere sluines through his verses.

Colonel Powell by the mutinous sepoys, in India, Into an article with such a heading and such a on the first of November, 1857:conclusion it is of course needless to say that a “Mr. Cannon, in his Records of the Sirth Regiment sarcastic epitaph like the above could not be of Infantry, states that, “Tradition has connected the


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This badge is manifestly derived from the Scottish crown, • The King's cypher, within Saint Andrew's collar, and

- The Queen's Royal Regiment Badge, The Paschal being raised for service in Tangiers, part of the dower of Catherina, Queen of King Charles the Second, and who * Third Regiment Badge, "The Dragon,' one of the "Fourth Regiment Badge, • The Lion of England,' a

Tith Regiment Badges, ‘Saint George and the Dran and the Rose and Crown,' part of the royal in"Sixth Regiment Badges, « The Antelope,' and the aof the royal arms before the Unicorn was assumed. "Yenth Regiment Badges, “The Rose within the The Bure within the Garter and the Crown over it,' come

ter, and the Crown over it,' and the • White Horse. | elected steward of the university in 1615; but he on the royal arms, and the White Horse' comes from his brother in 1630, nor did he obtain the chantenerian sovereign ascended the throne of England.

size of the Antelope with the services of the regiment King William the Third gave "The Lion of Nassau' to
i spain, in the year 1710; and, as several stands of the Eighteenth, or Royal Irish, regiment; and the Twenty-
dumans were taken by the regiment at Saragossa, and tirst and Twenty-seventh Regiments received appropriate
rezuted by Colonel Thomas Harrison to Queen Anne, it badges as national corps. This seems to be the principle,
has been considered probable that one colour taken from as far as I can judge.-J. ff. C.”
an African regiment in the service of Philip, which bore This letter was written in 1851. JUVERNA.
it the Antelope, was among the number, and that
Close Harrison obtained the Queen's permission to adopt
the Antelope for a regimental badge.!
* Nr. Cannon, however, admits that no documentary

PEMBROKE COLLEGE, OXFORD. evidence has as yet been found which would substantiate

Wishing to test the current accounts of a cer* The late Colonel Hugh Maurice Scott, of the sixth tain incomparable pair of brethren, successively tinent, told me, when I was an ensign in the corps, that his father, who had been lieutenant-colonel of the

lords chamberlain of the royal household, and such regiment for very many years, and had been born in

chancellors of the university of Oxford, I had rethe curs, believed that the badge of the Antelope was as old course to a semi-official periodical work in high en he time of Queen Elizabeth ; and that the regiment, repute—whence I transcribe the paragraph which tben in the service of the States of Holland, adopted the follows:beden owing to the Antelope being the crest of its colonel, Sir William Russell. For many years I thought this

“ PEMBROKE COLLEGE. This college, originally Broadde mest probable of all the conjectures which I had

gates Hall, was founded in the year 1624, by king James

the first, at the costs and charges of Thomas Tesdale, Some years since I suggested to the editor of a mili- esquire, of Glympton in Oxfordshire, and Richard Wight' and regiments or infantry had tone and the same rsrigin, lows, and ten scholars, or more or fewers and obtained its med that they all obtained their badges in the reign of

name from Philip Herbert, earl of Pembroke, who was King William the Third, or, at least, that the badges

chancellor of the university when it was founded.were then conimed to these regiments. Let us now see

More than suspicious of this accredited guide, aire les will have noticed that most of the hardest he gives, I consulted a guide who wrote two cen

with regard to one part of the information which 1. The follotring may suggest sources of investigaet do these persons who have time for examining mili with academic sanction. It is entitled


Oxoniensis notitia. Oxonia, typis W. H. Impensis within the collar of Saint Andrew, and the crown over it.' en Boral Reziment Badge, The Royal cypher, R. Davis, 1665.—and calls for another extract:

“ COLLEGIUM PEMBROCHIANUM. Collegium quod hodie Pembrochianum audit, olim Latarum Portarum Aula

Cum vero Thomas Tisdale, etc.* **Collegium

ibi loci instituendum concessit Jacobus rex ; quod in Lamb" from the rofal arms of Portugal; the regiment

honorem D. Guilielmi Herbert, Penbrochiæ comitis, Aca-
demiæ tunc temporis cancellarii, Penbrochianun appellari

visum est.” The fare cious to her marriage, Infanta of Portugal.

The author of this anonymous tract was William formerly in the collection of Alexander Chalmers, and subsequently in that of the learned and estimable Philip Bliss—who records an edition of 1675.

Now, as to the modern guide, I presume to make two observations, 1. William Herbert, earl of Pembroke, was chancellor of the university of who was created earl of Montgomery in 1605, was

not become earl of till the death of

cellorship before the resignation of archbishop eligibech Kegiment Badge, “ The White Horse. This Laud in 1641. (Camden, Annales Jacobi I.; AnThis badge was borne by the regiment long

before Do the members of Pembroke ever condescend served as a marine corps, and was confirmed to the to examine The Oxford university calendar? Sel"Kw, the common origin of these badges leads me to

the Crown over it.

dicta est.

jorter of the royal


the salon dvnasty.


urnt by the commander-in-chief, on July 30th, 1799.

dom, I conceive-for the error now pointed out say that they were not conferred for any particular ser

has been in existence for twice-seven years !

BOLTON CORNEY, were granted as crests to each of the the vid corps,' as they used to be called. In after times, Barnes, S.W.

teat that they

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