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any legend of Gabriel having once occupied the to be a very happy or appropriate translation of papal chair? I bappen to remember a supposed città dolente.
J. Dalton. occupation thereof by the archfiend (see Defoe's Norwich. History of the Devil, and elsewhere), but not by
DRYDEN QUERIES.-I have to thank several an archangel.
obliging contributors who have sent useful answers This poem of “ The Boy and the Angel” has to various queries of mine relating to Dryden and been recalled to me by reading “Kynge Roberd his works. An attentive examination of his of Cysille” (Hazlitt's Early Popular Poetry, vol. i. writings raises many nice questions, and he has p. 264). There is a general analogy (by contrast, not yet been well edited. `I venture to trouble perhaps, rather than likeness) between the two you with a few more Dryden queries. poems, which points, I think, to the existence of
1. What is the meaning of these two lines in a legend kindred to “ Kynge Roberd” as the pro- the poem addressed to Chancellor Clarendon? Is totype of Browning's poem rather than to“ Kynge there any passage of a Greek or Roman author Roberd” itself as that prototype. There are which Dryden had in his mind when he comverbal similarities, hoiverer. For instance, pared Clarendon's “ brow" to Olympus' top ?— * More blysse me schalle befalle
And, like Olympus' top, the impression wears
Of love and friendship writ in former years."
2. Where does this Latin passage come from, In an hundurd thousand yere.”
ascribed by Dryden to Pliny the Younger? (Kynge Roberd of Cysille.) “Nec sunt parum multi qui carpere amicos suos “With God a day endures alway,
judicium vocant. (Preface to Annus Mirabilis.) A thousand years are but a day.”
3. What is the meaning of the words, “ the
(Boy and Angel.) town so called from them” in these lines of The poem of “The Lyfe of Roberte the Deuyll” “ Absalom and Achitophel,” stating that the old (Hazlitt's Early Popular Poetry, vol. i. p. 246), Londoners were Roman Catholics Jebusites)? — kindred to “ Kynge Roberd of Cysille,” but in no “ The inhabitants of old Jerusalem way kindred to "The Boy and the Angel,” has a Were Jebusites; the town so called form them, passage
And theirs the native right.” "And on the good frydaye to churche he went ywis, 4. What is the meaning of “Honest Will, and Towardes the quyere, & nothing dyd saye;
so he died” in the play The Wild Gallant, Act I. For that daye the Pope sayed all the seruyce.” Sc. 2?-of “The famous Cobler, who taught which is strangely suggestive of Browning's Walsingham to the blackbirds” in Limberham, * This Easter Day, the Pope at Rome
Act I, Sc. 1 ?-of “ Call me cut" in Troilus and Praises God from Peter's dome.”
Cressida, Act III. Sc. 2; and of neyes in same To "Syr Gowghter” and the Jovinianus story part of same play—“Do the neyes twinkle at of “ Gesta Romanorum,” I have not present ac
CH. cess; but both, I fancy (wbile akin to “Kynge
John Scotus ERIGENA.-In William and Mary Roberd of Cysille”), have nothing in common
Howitt's Ruined Abbeys and Castles, p. 48, the with “ The Boy and the Angel."
JOAN ADDIS, JUN.
following curious passage occurs :
“John Scotus Erigena, an Irish missionary of the ninth “THE CHESSBOARD OF LIFE," BY QUIS.- Who century, settled at the court of Charles the Bald, in his is author of this miscellany of clever papers, work, Margarita Philosophiæ, first broached the system criticisms, sketches, &c. (1858. London: Jas. of Phrenology. A copy of this work is said to be in Blackwood)? The preface is signed D. E. R. I.
the library of Oxford or Cambridge. It is said that the
human skull is mapped out into organs similar to those THE WORD“ DOLE.”—In Longfellow's transla- of Gall.” tion of Dante (London, Routledge and Sons), occurs Can any of your correspondents give me any the following passage from the
Inferno, relative to information about this extraordinary statement? the inscription over the gates of hell:
I should be much obliged by an extract from the “Through me the way is to the city dolent; work in question in illustration of this subject. Through me the way is to eternal dole," &c.
C. 0. G. N. The original is
FLAXMAN'S DESIGN FOR CEILINGS, ETC.—The * Per me si va nella città dolente;
ceilings of the drawing-room floor at No. 53, Per me si va nell'eterno dolore," &c.
Portland Place, have attracted my attention by My query is this, — Is there any warrant in their chaste and beautiful design, executed in modern authors for the use of the word “dole” in plaster, with medallion paintings; and I have since the sense of sorrow or pain? In Milton and discovered that the adjoining house, No. 52, forShakspeare I know it is used in this sense. I may merly the property of the late Mr. Knight of also remark, that “city dolent" does not appear Wolverley, Worcestershire, but now of B. Bond
Cabbell, Esq., is decorated in a similar manner. MASTER.—When did “mister” supplant“mas-
MARKS ON CHINA. — Is there any correct acI have been informed these houses were the count of the marks on china to be obtained ? I first erected in Portland Place; and these de- recently saw some figures with the following signs were probably early works of the distin- marks on them : guished sculptor.
indented: — X 4 No. 123; X 3 No. 307 (with Is it known that he was much employed in this “No. 27” printed in red); x 3 No. 301 (with class of artistic decoration ?
“No. 27" printed in red) ; * No. 119; * No. 62. 53, Portland Place. Thos. E. WINNINGTON.
If you, or any one of your many correspondents, GHOSTS IN THE RED SEA.-Can any of your can oblige me with information, I shall be exreaders tell, whether there is any authority, and if ceedingly glad. .80 what it is, for the idea of laying a ghost in the There is also a bowl, and the only mark to be Red Sea ? Every body has heard of the expres seen is a clumsy attempt to display either a sion “laying a ghost," but disputes the fact of there fleur-de-lis or an heraldic eagle. being any authority for connecting this with the H.M. Customs.
R. H. RUEGG. Red Sea. I am sure I have met with it, but I
PARC AUX CERFS.—Pray was there ever in plain cannot remember where.*
truth a Park aux Cerfs, or was it a slander on THE HINDU TRINITY is represented by the Louis XV. to say that he maintained such an letters A. U. M. pronounced OM. U is Vishnu, establishment. I thought that it never existed, M. is Mahadeva (Siva). Of what name or attri- but I see it referred to by a late reviewer. bute of Brahma is the letter A the initial ? Some
X. Y. thing like this has been asked before.
"As diamonds rough no lustre can impart
Till their rude forms are well improved by art, THE IRISH GREYHOUND OF CELTIC TIMES.
So untaught youth we very seldom find According to Sir W. R. Wilde (Cat. of Mus. of
Display the dazzling beauties of the mind
Till art and science are to nature joined." R. I. Acad. p. 248) this ancient breed of dogs
J. F. P. has passed away from Ireland. If so, of what breed
What did the following quotation originally are those tall, shaggy, slate-coloured dogs called Irish greyhounds or staghounds ? C. A. C.
“ Let day improve on day, and year on year, « MAGIUS DE TINTINNABULIS." - I should be
Without a pain, a trouble, or å fear,” &c. glad to have the dates of the following writers
GLWYSIG. cited in this work and in the notes of Franciscus
“ The ideal is only the real at a distance." Sweertius; also a word or two on the main points
Is this Lamartine's? If so, where is it to be in the history of each :
found, and what are his words? BRIGHTLING. “ Fortunatianus.-Wrote Latin verses about St. Medard. Is not this Fortunatus?
SCOTTISH ROMANCE.-In an article in the FortHieronymus Squarzaficus Alexandrinus. — Wrote on nightly Review of June, 1867 (p. 713), by Edward the life of Janus Lernutius, a Dutch poet. Nicolaus Reusnerus.--Wrote a Latin enigma on
A. Freeman, it is affirmed that “ one Scottish Bell.”
romance goes so far as to make him [Robert Nicolaus Sipontinus.-Wrote on Roman baths.
Bruce] defeat Edward the First [!] at BannockPetrus Messias Hispalensis.—Wrote on Diversa lec- burn." Would Mr. Freeman, or any of the readers tiones.
of “ N. & Q.," oblige me with the title of that Philippus Rubenius.-A friend of Sweertius; trans
A. S. lated Ant. Campus's Hist. of Cremona into Latin. Philoxenus.-Wrote De Urbibus.
Edinburgh. Paulus Grillandus.-Writer on Ghosts, &c.
STRELLEY OF STRELLEY, Co. NOTTINGHAM.— In Joannes Alexander Brassicanus.—Learned jurist. the Bodleian Library Catalogue, under MSS., Franciscus Rosinus.- Historian. Thomas Seghetus.- Reputed inventor of the Equuleus, notices of this family, 8495—26, f. 257. I should
Anthony Wood's collection, there is reference to an instrument of torture. A Briton.
Vannocius Beringucius Senensis. - A renowned bell be greatly obliged if any Oxford correspondent founder and writer on Pyrotechny.
would copy for me what is therein found, and I J. T. F.
shall be glad in return for him to command my The College, Hurstpierpoint.
services in any metropolitan quarters. [* A facetious explanation of this saying will be found
HENRY MOODY. in the Gentleman's Magazine for Feb. 1815, p. 124.-Ed.] 24, Charles Street, St. James's Square.
THE TOMB AT BARBADOES. - In the Life of SETH WARD, BISHOP OF SALISBURY.-In Dr. Lord Combermere, vol. i. p. 286, occurs an extra- Walter Pope's Life of Seth Ward, Bishop of ordinary account of a tomb built partly above and Salisbury, 8vo, London, 1697 (p. 71), he tells us partly below the surface of the ground, composed that the bishop of ponderous slabs of white sandstone, at Christ “ After dinner, if any extraordinary company were preChurch, in the Island of Barbadoes, in which, on sent, he would stay with them, drink a dish or two of being opened three separate times for interments, coffee or tea, while they who had a mind to it drank coffins were found thrown about in the strangest wine, whereof there was plenty and of the best.” confusion. The wild rumours afloat respecting this He was Bishop of Salisbury from 1666 to 1688. circumstance induced Lord Combermere to be Query, is the custom of tea and coffee after dinner present at a fourth interment. He did so per- noted at any earlier date?
That the bishop's sonally to inspect the vault; and having ascer memory may not suffer at the hands of any intained that the coffins were in their original judicious admirer of teetotal principles, we must positions, previous to returning had the whole add that his worthy chaplain says: floor strewed with fine white sand.
“ Never was there a more hearty entertainer. I have The slab forming the door was then fixed in heard him say : ""Tis not kind nor fair to ask a friend position, and firmly secured with cement, on which that visits you, Will you drink a glass of wine? For Lord Combermere affixed his own seal, and many tion to keep your drink, it also leads a modest guest to
besides that by this question you discover your inclinaof those present made private marks. After nine refuse it tho he desires it. You ought to call for wine, months and eleven days, Lord Combermere, at- drink to him, fill a glass, and present it: then, and not tended by a large concourse of people, revisited the till then, it will appear whether he had any inclination tomb, which he found in the same state as when to drink or not.'” he left it, only that the cement had hardened
E. CRESY. into stone, and still bore the impress of the seal. An attempt to open the door was attended with
Queries with Answers. considerable difficulty, but when at last it was BISHOP CATRIK OR KETTERICK. - I send you successful, it was found that there was a heavy leaden coffin leaning against it, and the other tomb of an English bishop, who lies buried in
an inscription, which I copied in 1864 from the coffins were scattered about in the same confusion the nave of the church of Santa Croce, in Floras before. Subsequently all of them were removed, buried in separate graves, and the tomb ence, and which is as follows, literatim :
“hic jacet dñs Johanes Catrik abandoned. My object now is to ask whether
Epus quodam Exoniesis ambasiator any or what steps were taken towards ascertaining
Serenisimi dñi regis anglie q. obiit the cause of this, phenomenon ? Geologically
xxviii die decēbr anno dñi m.cccc speaking the site of this tomb is somewhat inter
xix cuis anime p’picietur deus.” esting, a coraline formation protruding through The tomb of the bishop is a flat marble slab, the calcareous strata of which the island is com even with the pavement. The inscription is cut posed.
A, C. M. around it on the edge, and is still very legible.
The slab also bears & coat of arms : Three dogs THE VALLEY OF MONT-CENIS.— In the original edition of De Saussure's Voyages dans les Alpes
, nothing remaining by which the heraldic tinc
or leopards, 2 and 1. Of course there is now rol. v. p. 142, occurs the following passage :
tur can be traced. “ La vallée du Mont-Cénis est ouverte au nord-ouest,
John Catrik, or as he is named in Heylin, da côté de la Savoye, et au sud-est du côté du Piémont; tandis qu'au nord-est et au sud-est elle est bordée de
“Ketterick," was, in 1409, made Bishop of St. hantes montagnes.”
Davids; whence, in 1414, he was translated to
Lichfield ; and in 1415 to Exeter. He was sent It seems quite evident that there is in this a nisprint somewhere or other; but where? Will in 1419, by our Henry V., upon an embassy to some correspondent take the trouble to collate the Pope Martin V., then at Florence; and died passage with some other edition, or to rectify it shortly after his arrival in that city. Prior to by his personal knowledge of the locality ?
1417, there were three popes contending for the S. H. M.
papacy, but no one of them in possession of Rome.
In November, 1417, the General Council of Con"VIR CORNUB." — During some researches in stance brought a fourth into the field by the the Record Office I find, under date 1570, a paper election of Cardinal Colonna, by the name of Marsigned, amongst others, by “P. Edgecombe vir tin V.; but as this Council was not able to put Cornub.” Can any reader of “N. & Q." tell me the pope they had elected into possession of the who was P. Edgecombe, or why he took, par temporalities of his see, Martin V. accepted the etcellence, the title of “ Vir Cornub”? or whether invitation of the Florentines; and in February, the words have any special meaning when so 1419, made that city his home, and it was to him attached to a signature ?
A. E. L. that our bishop was accredited.
I have no means at hand by which I can ascer and latter part of the above couplet? and also tain the purpose of the bishop's mission, but I inform me where the whole poem can be obtained? imagine that it was the object of Henry V. to
HEINEKEN. show that he supported the choice of the Council
[The passage does not occur in The Maniac, by John of Constance. Martin V. left Florence in Sep- Lawson, as conjectured in “N. & Q.” 3rd S. ix. 535. It tember, 1420, for Rome; and retained possession may probably be found in The Maniac, a poetical tale by of the Holy See until his death in February, Anne Bristow, 1810, which is not in the Catalogues of the 1431.
British Museum.] Streatham.
CHARLES LAMB.-In Lamb's Essay on “Guy [The dates of Bishop Catterick's translations, as given in Stubbs's Registrum Sacrum Anglicanum, p. 63, from Faux,” he quotes from a London weekly paper a the Lambeth registers , are as follows: consecrated Bishop Is the quotation one of Lamb's bits of fancy? or;
vindication of the would-be wholesale murderer. of St. David's, April 29, 1414; translated to Coventry, if not, in what paper did the vindication appear 1415; to Exeter, 1419 ; died Dec. 28, 1419. Bishop Cat
not particularly distinguished terick and Bishop Hallum (of Salisbury) were the two
for its zeal towards either religion.' English prelates present at the council of Constance.
FILIUS ECCLESIÆ. (“ N. & Q." 3rd S. vi. 517.) The inscription on Bishop Catterick's tomb in the church of Santa Croce is printed
[“ The very ingenious and subtle writer, whom there in the Gentleman's Magazine for June 1851, together is good reason for suspecting to be an Ex-Jesuit, not unwith his arms and a description of his monument. ]
known at Douay,” was William Hazlitt, who furnished
three articles to The Examiner on “Guy Faux," which BIBLE, 4TO, OXFORD, 1769 (Edited by Dr. appeared in that paper on Nov. 12th, 19th, and 26th, Blayney). - In the Catalogue of Mr. Offor's Li- 1821, pp. 708, 723, 740.] brary (lot 1162) sold at Sotheby's in June, 1865, this edition is noted
very scarce, probably having been tacitly suppressed when the delegates
Replies. found Dr. Blayney had taken unwarrantable liber- JAMES HAMILTON OF BOTHWELLHAUGH, THE ties in departing from the text of the authorized
ASSASSIN OF REGENT MORAY. edition.” In a catalogue recently issued by the same auctioneers, other copy of the same Bible
(3rd S. xi. 453.) occurs with the following note: “ The standard In the manuscript chartulary of the monastery edition from which nearly all the subsequent have of Paisley there is a tack for nineteen years, been printed.” Seeing ‘no possibility of recon- granted on May 16, 1545, by John Hamilton, ciling these two statements, I shall be glad to Abbot of Paisley (afterwards Bishop of Dunkeld know which (or whether either of them) is cor and Archbishop of St. Andrews), in favour of rect?
F. N. David Hamilton and Chrystine Schaw, his spouse, [With the exception of the omission of a clause in
of “the six merk lands, of old extent, called Rev. xviii
. 22, Dr. Blayney's edition of 1769 has always Robin Schaw's tak, of the ovir mains of Monkton, been considered the most complete revision of the au
together with the mills of Monkton and Dalthorised version. From the singular pains bestowed on
melling, lying in the lordship of Monkton and it, under the direction of the vice-chancellor and delegates sheriffdom of Ayr.” On March 3, 1545, followof the Clarendon Press, it has hitherto been considered ing, a charter will be found in the same volume, the standard edition. We do not agree with the conjec- granted by Abbot Hamilton, to that honourable tural statement of George Offor, that the delegates tacitly man, David Hamilton, of “the three merk lands suppressed it on account of the unwarrantable liberties
of Dalmelling, of old extent, called the taylis in departing from the authorised edition ; but think that quarter; as also, the 16/8 lands, of old extent, the rarity of the quarto edition is owing to a calamitous fire
called the Jasper steyne steid, which lands the said having destroyed nearly the whole impression. Horne's Paisley, barony of Kyle Stewart, and sheriffdom
David now occupies, lying within the regality of Introduction to the Holy Scriptures, ed. 1846, , 101, and of Ayr.” Another charter of the same date was Anderson's Annals of the Bible, ii. 560. A full account of Dr. Blayney's Collation and Revision was communi- granted by and to the same parties, of "the six cated by him to the Gentleman's Magazine for Nov. 1769, lands the said David now occupies,” lying in the
merk lands of Ovir mains of Monkton, which vol. xxxix. p. 517-519.]
same regality, barony, and sheriffdom. QUOTATION.—In a former number of “N.&Q.” Bothwellhaugh, was charged on February 28,
Christeane Schaw, relict of David Hamilton of the following appeared from Lawson's Maniac:
1570-71, art and part of the murder of Regent “Spare me, oh God, that dreadful curse,
Moray, either by devising the murder or resetting A disobedient child."
the criminal. The case was continued to the Can you be so good as to furnish the preceding Justice Air of Lanark, and no more is heard of it.
(Pitcairn's Criminal Trials.) David Hamilton 1592, cap. 11. By an act of Privy Council, passed must have acquired the lands of Bothwellhaugh on January 12, 1592, it was ordained that David since 1545, and they were probably the paternal in- Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh, otherwise designed heritance of his family. It would seem he had of Monkton Mains ; Isobel Sinclair and Alison the following children : James, the assassin, who Sinclair, heretrices, portioners of Woodhouselee, succeeded to the lands of Bothwellbaugh; John, should be repossessed; and they were finally who became Provost of Bothwell; David, who restored by Act of Parliament 1609, cap. 41. succeeded to the lands of Monkton Mains; and David Hamilton died on March 14, 1613, and was Janet, married to James Muirhead of Lauchope. interred in Dundonald churchyard, where a James Hamilton was married to Isobel Sinclair, monumental stone was erected to his memory, and David Hamilton to Alison Sinclair: both bearing the following inscription in bold relief daughters and heiresses portioners, of Sinclair of round the margin:Woodhouselee, in the parish of Glencross, Edin
“ HEIR LYE CORPIS OF ANE HONORRABEL MAN burghshire. Sir John Bellenden, lord-justice clerk
CALLYT DAUID HAMILTOVNE OF BOTHWELHAVCHE, to Regent Moray, who deceived James Hamilton out of his wife's estate of Woodhouselee, was a
$POVS TO ELESONE, SINCLAIR, in his tyme quha desist the
14 of Merche, 1619." relation of the Sinclairs.
On June 27, 1579, a summons of treason was In the confirmation of his personal estate, in instituted against Claud Hamilton, Commendator favour of Claud Hamilton, his second son, dated of Paisley; James Hamilton, of Woodhouselee, May 7, 1613, it is stated the death occurred in called formerly James of Bothwellhaugh ; John March 1613; and in the confirmation of the personal Hamilton, Provost of Bothwell, his brother; estate of Alisone Sinclair, relict of the deceased David Hamilton of Monkton Mains; James Muir- David Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh, also in favour head of Lauchope, and others. John Calder, the of Claud Hamilton, dated April 17, 1619, it is Bute pursuivant, who served the summons, states stated she died in June, 1618. They both rein his indorsation that he summoned James Hamil- sided at Monkton Mains, Ayrshire. On Novemton of Woodhouselee or Bothwellhaugh, and ber 29, 1628, James Hamilton was served heir in David Hamilton of Monkton Mains, at their dwell- general to his grandfather David Hamilton of ing-places in Bothwellhaugh, where their wives Bothwellhaugh; and on February 20, 1630, James and families make their residence, and delivered a Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh was served heir to copy to each of their wives, who refused to re his grandmother, Alison Sinclair; and Alison ceive the same. (Acts of the Scottish Parliament.) Hamilton (daughter of the assassin) was served It may be inferred that an arrangement had been heir to Isobel Sinclair, her mother, also on Febmade between the brothers, that David was to ruary 20, 1630. hold the paternal estate of Bothwellhaugh, in the David Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh was freparish of Bothwell, Lanarkshire, and James the quently a witness to writs executed by Lord Paisestates of their wives of Woodhouselee.
ley, and his son the Earl of Abercorn, in the end Claud Hamilton was the third son of James, of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth second Earl of Arran, Duke of Chatelherault, centuries. In the year 1602 David Hamilton, the Governor of Scotland. On September 5, 1543, Sir younger, of Bothwellhaugh, is mentioned in conRalph Sadler, ambassador of King Henry VIII. nection with a case of scandal before the Presbyto Scotland, wrote to his sovereign that the tery of Paisley—a most scandalous tale of truth, governor had now revolted to the Cardinal which ruined several innocent and guilty persons. (Beaton):
(Presbytery Records.) The heroine was Elizabeth
Hamilton, daughter of John Hamilton and Elison " And on Monday last the Governor had letters from Bane, who resided in Blackston, one of the manparted hence suddenly, with not past 3 or 4 with him, sions of Lord Paisley. She was well connected : alledging that he would go to Blackness to his wife, who, one of her sisters, Isobel, being married to Thomas as he said, laboured of child."-Sadler's Letters. Knox, a younger son of Ranfurlie, and brother
of Andrew Knox, Bishop of the Isles; and another “Stern Claud, Grey Paisley's haughty lord,” as sister, Elison, tó Robert Semple, town clerk of Sir Walter Scott calls him, would therefore be Paisley, a younger son of Fullwood. Elizabeth born in Blackness Castle, parish of Carriden, Hamilton rusticated a short time on a farm on Linlithgowshire.
Bothwellhaugh, but I have not discovered wheThe statute of 1685, cap. 21, restoring forfeited ther young. Bothwellhaugh married her. He lands, included Bothwellhaugh's heir; but the was married, and seems to have predeceased his following act (cap. 22) excepted the lands of parents, from Claud, the second son, being their Woodhouselee in favour of Sir Louis Bellenden, executor, and his own son James being served justice clerk, eldest son and heir of Sir John Bel- heir to his grandfather and grandmother, lenden; which was ratified by 1587, cap. 61, and This communication may so far supply the in