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LONDON, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1867.
1609. Aug. I went out warden.
1617. Jan. I master of my company.
QUERIES :- Anonymous - The Curse of Scotland in con- 1628. July the 12th my daughter Martha was borne.
1627. Feb. 7 my daughter Mary borne.
1630. Feb. ye 15th my sonne Robert was borne.
QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: -Style of “Reverend” and
Feb. first, Joane died.
1640. Sept. 10th my sonn Robert died at Bowe.
Tooth-Sealing, 33 — "Conspicuous by its Absence"
1643. Dec. 30th I broke my legg.
one of ye clock in ye morninge.
1646. Mar. 30th my daughter Martha dyed and was
buryed in ye Cloister of St Mich. c.
22d my deere & loveinge wife dyed & was buryed
1651. May. The first of May being Thursday my daughter
Mary was borne betwixt
2 & 3 of ye clock in the
1653. Apr. 13th my Sonne Edward borne betw. 2 & 3 of
yo clock in ye afternoone.
in ye Cloister of St M: C: the 10th.
hower of one & two in ye morneinge.
1658. June the 13th MY SONNE RICHARD WAS BORNE BE-
TWEENE THE HOWERS OF ONE & TWO IN Y* AFTER-
1663. Dec. 2. Daughter Eliz. dyed & was buryed the 4th
in the cloister of St M. Cornehill,
night. Baptized the 21st Mr Jno Sweeting and
which will be found the day of his birth, as well
1665. Feb. 14. Daughter Susanne borne betwixt ..
Whites in Gun Yard in the parish of St Buttolph
1668. Jul. 15th my deare and loveing wife Anne Duke have been saved by a riming dictionary. There departed this life in child bedd imediately after
are cases, however, where it is rather a synonym shee was delivered of a sonne dead borne.
that is wanted. In one of Moore's Irish melodies Duke, it appears, was for some time tutor to the
we meet with Duke of Richmond, the son of Charles II. by the “ You may break, you may ruin the vase if you will ;" Duchess of Portsmouth. The poet is known to
and it is evident that he saw clearly that “ruin" have enjoyed the friendship and praises of Dryden, Waller, Otway, Lee, Creech, and other con
was not the proper term, yet it was not till, I betemporary wits of his day, and seems to have been
lieve, the last edition which he lived to publish a polite and accomplished scholar, and a respect
that he hit on the more appropriate term “shat
ter." able, though not a great poet. His poems were printed by Tonson in a volume with those of the
Campbell, in his “Hohenlinden," was guilty of Earl of Roscommon in 1717, 8vo.
what we may perhaps term the puerility of endIn 1710 Duke was presented by Dr. Trelawney,
ing every stanza with a trissyllable, as rapidly, Bishop of Winchester, to the wealthy living of scenery, &c., in which the last syllables were to Witney, in Oxfordshire, which he enjoyed but rime. But the last stanza is for a few months. On Feb. 10, 1710-il, having
“ Few, few shall part where many meet!
The snow shall be their winding-sheet, returned from an entertainment, he retired to bed
And every turf beneath their feet in apparent health, but the next morning was Shall be a soldier's sepulchre." found a corpse. His death is thus noticed by
Here there is no rime, and as we may learn Dean Swift:
from his friend Redding, it seems to have been a “ Dr. Duke died suddenly two or three nights ago; he was one of the wits when we were children, but turned simple was the remedy! He had only to trans
continual source of trouble to the poet, yet how parson, and left it, and never writ farther than a prologue or recommendatory copy of verses. He had a fine
pose, and read living given him by the Bishop of Winchester about
“A soldier's sepulchre shall be,” three months ago : he got his living suddenly, and he got and there would have been rime, cadence, everyhis dying so too."-Swift's Journal to Stella, Feb. 14, 1711. Again on Feb. 16, he says, “ Atterbury and Prior
thing but the aforesaid puerility. It is probable, went to bury poor Dr. Duke.”
however, that this may never have occurred either
J. YEOWELL. to himself or his friend Redding. Still I am not Barnsbury.
satisfied with “ sepulchre;" for it does not express the poet's idea, which was that every soldier
should lie dead and covered with snow on the POETIC PAINS.
spot where he had stood, and it should have “There is a pleasure in poetic pains,
been Which only poets know. The shifts and turns,
“A soldier's resting-place shall be." The expedients and inventions multiform
Thos. KEIGHTLEY. To which the mind resorts, in chase of terms,
Though apt, yet coy, and difficult to win,” &c.
HALS'S “ CORNWALL.” will be recognised by every one who has ever Amongst a large collection of works connected made verses. It is, however, not always a “plea with the county, I have The Parochial History of sure," and it is often a needless expense of time; Cornwall, by William Hals, one of the rarest of and as it is very generally a rime that is given topographical works. This fragment of his inchase to, much labour might, I think, be saved by tended history is a portion of the second part, and the use of a riming dictionary. Byron, I believe, comprises the account of seventy-two parishes, always used one; and what may appear strange, from Advent to part of Helston inclusive, in 160 my late friend Rossetti, though actually an impro folio
pages. It was published by Andrew Brice, visatore, always had one by him when writing a printer at Exeter, in 1750, and contains ten verses. On the other hand, Thomas Hood told numbers only, when the work dropped from want me that he had often had to go through the of encouragement or some other reason. Hals dictionary from end to end in search of a word; first brought down his history to 1702, but conand I remember when Crofton Croker and I were tinued it to 1736, and died in 1739, long before writing the second volume of The Irish Fairy the well-known epigram of “Here lies poor Legends, that when I called on him one evening Fred.” Now, whatever merit may be due to this he read to me what he had written of his ballad, composition, a reference to Hals will deprive it of “The Lord of Dunkerron,” and he stopped at the the stamp of originality, unless we can assume last stanza without giving the final word, which I that the author was really unacquainted with supplied at once. "By —," said he, slapping the Hals's epigram, and that it is therefore simply table, “I have been hunting for that very word & question of singular unanimity of thought bethese last two hours." All this labour might tween two persons of distant times and places,