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DOLE (3rd S. xii. 7, 55, 79.) — Will MR. JONATHAN BOUCHIER forgive me for questioning whether the "dole" of his quotation from Hood is not rather the Anglo-Saxon del than the Latin dolor of his most apposite quotation from Tennyson?
Hood is rather fond of using "dole" in this sense of pittance or charity. In his "Ode to Rae Wilson, Esquire," we have
"Playing the Judas with a temporal dole," and again, in "Miss Kilmansegg," —
"Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled."
"Dole" (=dolor) seems of the very rarest occurrence in modern poetry. I have looked through half-a-dozen poets without finding a single in
stance of it.
when I consider
I think I am correct in saying that the word dole, in its Scottish form dool, dule, meaning grief or sorrow, is sometimes used at the present time, in poetry written in the Scottish dialect. I cannot
lay my hands just now on a more recent example than the following verse of a beautiful little ballad:
"Row weel, my boatie, row weel;
For there's dool and there's woe in Glenfiorich's bowers,
The ballad from which this verse is taken was first published in The Wanderer (Glasgow, 1818). I quote from The Harp of Renfrewshire (Paisley, 1819), a collection of poetry, original and selected. William Motherwell was one of the editors of this now scarce work, for which he wrote an essay on the "Bards of Renfrewshire."
RICHARD DEAN (3rd S. xi. 482.)- Is your correspondent aware that escutcheons on a herse are not reliable evidences of a right to bear those certificates can be shown, in several instances, to arms, and that even the arms mentioned in funeral have been the wrong ones. I do not mean by these remarks to impugn the correctness of the arms in question, but merely to canvass the reliability generally of such genealogical-heraldic evidence. I inclose a note of an incorrect funeral certificate for the Editor's satisfaction, but do not wish to bring forward cases which even in their errors betray rather ignorance than wilful corruption.* SP.
WALTHAM ABBEY (3rd S. xii. 25.) — The arch mentioned by your correspondent C. is the western arch of the lantern, which remains perfect though blocked. The church of which the present building is only a mutilated portion, was probably built by Harold, and consecrated in 1059 or 1060. The confirmation charter bears date 1062. Some consider that Harold's church was replaced by another in 1177, and that therefore the present church is not the remains of Harold's edifice. But if the architecture looks too much advanced for 1060, it does not look advanced enough for 1177. The enrichment is confined to surface ornament, and is the elaboration of ornament which might be exof simple, almost rude, character, and totally lacks pected in a building of 1177. Waltham Abbey church, though built in 1060, belongs to the Norman branch of the Romanesque family, this branch existing simultaneously with the Saxon in England during a considerable portion of the eleventh century. Your correspondent will find much information respecting this church and the burial of Harold in a valuable paper by Mr. E. A. Freeman, in the Transactions of the Essex Archaological Society, vol. ii. part 1.
JOHN PIGGOT, JUN.
*So at p. 488 (names wanted) it ought to be considered that book plates are no authority. They generally mean nothing at the present day.
This arch, which forms part of the east end of the present church, appears upon researches made, from various authors, to be quite primitive, having escaped the hands which time and fashion bring; part of this end belongs to the lord of the manor, and is kept in repair by the same. Before the surrender of the abbey the tower stood near the east end in conjunction with the choir, or, as Farmer says, some eastern chapel, and other old buildings coeval with the monastery, which were destroyed in 1562, according to the imprimis given by Dr. Thomas Fuller, when the tower was removed to the west end. This arch, which is now entirely exposed to the weather, was doubtless a medium into some of those places above named, as it is recorded by the same quaint historian, that the church typified the Church Militant, and the chancel represents the Church Triumphant, and all who will pass out of the former into the latter must go under the rood-loft, that is carry the cross and be acquainted with the affliction. This is the most authentic account I have in my possession to give. W. WINTERS.
Churchyard, Waltham Abbey.
PHILOLOGY (3rd S. x. 494; xi. 99.) —A satisfactory reply has been given by MR. BATES to the query as to the authority for patum as a Latin word for tobacco; but two other questions have not been answered, namely, (1) How bad occurs in English and Persian only, and not in the cognate tongues? and (2) what is the derivation of archipelago, and when was it first called the holy sea?
The reply to the first is, that the word bad in Persian means desire, and is placed at the end of imperatives to supply the place of our may or let, as zindeghiani-i padishah diraz BAD -long life to the king! In Persian the word bed corresponds in sense with the English bad, but like the Persian abōd, and the English abode, must be treated as an accidental resemblance, for the affinity cannot be traced through the German or Sanscrit. Since the time of Leibnitz there has been, however, no reason to doubt the relationship of the German and Persian languages.
The reply to the second query is more difficult. The term archipelago, as a Greek derivative, would mean chief sea, but it could only be so considered in reference to the Black Sea and not to the Mediterranean or Atlantic. The word, however, is now used geographically to designate clusters of islands in many parts of the globe, for which the Grecian archipelago is remarkable. Gibbon considers archipelago to be a corruption of ayov Téλayos, holy sea, the name given to it by the modern Greeks, from its being frequented by monks and caloyers (x. c. 53, p. 102 n.). But both may be considered as corruptions of the name by which it was known to Eschylus, Egæan,” πέλαγος
Alyaîov (Agam. 670). So Mount Ida is styled by
COMMANDER OF THE NIGHTINGALE (3rd S. xi. 440, 523.) The Nightingale was a sixth-rate frigate, carrying twenty-four guns and one hundred and ten men. Capt. Thomas Smith, a Jacobite, was dismissed the service March 17, 1689; he entered that of France, and was in command of the Nightingale when she was captured by Capt. Haddock of the Ludlow Castle, Dec. 30, 1707: Smith was tried for high treason and hanged. Capt. Charles Guy, or Gay, was appointed to the Nightingale March 23, 1709; he died in 1712, and was succeeded in the same year by Ezekiel Wright, who died in 1736. J. HARRIS GIBSON.
MOTTOES OF COMPANIES (3rd S. xii. 65.) — Mr. J. MANUEL gives as the motto of the Amicable Society "Esto perpetua." If this is the Amicable Society "for a perpetual Assurance Office established in London in the year 1706," it has at last, after 160 years of existence, belied its motto by becoming merged by Act of Parliament in the Norwich Union Assurance Office.
JOB J. B. WORKARD.
of Balgony have certainly the "At spes solamen,' PUNNING MOTTOES (3rd S. xii. 74.)-The Hopes lour have substituted for this "At spes infracta.” but the Hopes of Hopetoun and those of RankilLooking to the crest, a shattered globe suridea, and reminds one of Horace, from whom the mounted by a rainbow, this is certainly a better
have been taken
"Si fractus illabatur orbis."
One of the most atrocious of these punning mottoes is that of Cave, "Cave, Deus adsit."
BUSHEY HEATH has entirely missed the jingle in that of the Cockburns, whose motto is not "Ascendit cantu" (which would rather apply to Lark or Larkins), but "Accendit cantu."
The "Nihil verius" of the Scotch Veres I
have already mentioned in "N. & Q." when treating of a different subject. GEORGE VERE IRVING.
The "Quid rides" reminds me of the story, in my schooldays, of an usher seeing one of the boys with a thick lump in one of his cheeks, who asked "Quid est hoc? To which the lad, spattering out a large piece of chewing tobacco, replied Hoc est quid," for which repartee the master forgave him. P. A. L. Bishop Burgess's brother had made his fortune by the sale of pickles and sauces at his house in the Strand, which respectable firm still continues. It is said that he was thinking of setting up his carriage, and asked his brother, the bishop, for a motto to his arms, who gave him the following from Virgil:
"Gravi jamdudum saucia cura."
"CONSPICUOUS FROM ITS ABSENCE" (3rd S. xi. 438, &c.) The recurrence of this phrase in "N. & Q." has several times recalled to me a story of the Emperor Galerius, which contains a parallel idea. The story is a favourite one of De Quincey; so I give it in his words:
"Sir,' said that emperor to a soldier who had missed the target in succession I know not how many times (suppose we say fifteen), allow me to offer my congratulations on the truly admirable skill you have shown in keeping clear of the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials, argues the most splendid talents for missing."-Works, vol. xiv. p. 161 note, ed. 1863.
JOHN ADDIS, JUN. BUTTERFLY (3rd S. xi. 342, &c.) — Two more quotations from Chaucer to append to that of MR. ŠKEAT (xii. 58): –
"I sette right nought of the vilonye,
Canterbury Tales, 1. 10,178, ed. Wright. "Such talkyng is nought worth a boterflye." Ib. 1. 16,276. JOHN ADDIS, JUN.
NOSE BLEEDING (3rd S. xii. 42.)-When I was a boy at school the remedy for this efflux was to put a bunch of keys down the back while the clothes were on. The cold metal-never very rapid in its descent-produced, as it was considered, “a chill” to the blood. CHISWICK.
STAINS IN OLD DEEDS (3rd S. xii. 47.) — If he could have done so, ADAMAS should have explained something of the nature of the stains that he wishes to remove. Are they ink stains, wine stains, or the stains only attributable to age? He may try the following recipe, I think, with advantage:-Dissolve a quarter of an ounce of oxalic acid in a wineglassful of boiling water; when the solution is cold apply it lightly to the stains with a camel's-hair pencil; afterwards wash
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