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generally a considerable quantity of sulphur, which BISHOP HAY: “DAULEY” (3rd S. xii. 198, in the process of combustion becomes converted 365.)– We have learned that some 500 pages of into sulphurous acid, which has an immense af- memoirs of the Right Rev. Dr. George Hay, finity for water, and in consequence combines Bishop of Daulis, have been traced out for inserfreely with any damp it encounters. Water ab- tion in Scotichronicon, now publishing by the Rev. sorbs thirty-three times its volume of this acid at Dr. Gordon, of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, natural temperatures. All aqueous solutions of Glasgow. Bishop Hay was one of the most erusulphurous acid pass into sulphuric acid when ex dite of Roman Catholic prelates in Scotland, and posed to the air. This again has great affinity lived in an age of great excitement and persecufor lime, and will convert any carbonate into the tion. His title in the MSS. is Daulia, Daulis, sulphate (gypsum), which is to a certain extent and Dauley, which latter he was commonly called soluble in water. A very curious circumstance and signed by. His chapel in Edinburgh was occurred to my father in connection with this sub- stormed and burned in the riots of 1779. Ile was ject, but I must defer an account of it till next a strong Jacobite, and followed Prince Charles week. It is probable that if wood charcoal was Stuart into England, and in his subsequent retreat employed instead of coke the mischief would not into Scotland. He wrote voluminously, specially be so serious, if it was not entirely prevented. three works, The Pious Christian, The Devout GEORGE VERE IRVING.

Christian, and The Sincere Christian; as also on Usury and on Miracles, and a good few of bis manuscripts are in Blairs College. He had printed

correspondence on articles of Faith with Bishop PALACE OF HOLYROOD HOUSE (3rd S. xii. 351.) Wm. Abernethy Drummond, of Hawthornden; Nany years ago I examined the stain on the and with Principal Campbell, of Marischall Colboards of Queen Mary's chamber strictly in the lege, Aberdeen; and with the renowned Rev. Dr. spirit of a medical jurist. My conclusion was Alexander Geddes, one of his priests in the Enzie, that, if the appearance is not what tradition asserts

whom he suspended for attending the parish kirk it to be, it is precisely like that which the reality of Cullen. These MSS. of Bishop Hay will throw must have been. The body of a man, pierced with light on unknown events from 1771 to 1811, and innumerable fatal dagger wounds, thrust into a will embody the fullest history of the Roman corner and allowed to lie there until every drop of Catholic Church in Scotland since the Reformablood had drained out of it, would leave exactly tion, ever printed. Thousands of letters of Bishop such a stain as this. I have lately examined the Hay, and of his coadjutor Bishop Geddes, cousin far less distinct traces in a baker's house opposite of Dr. A. Geddes, are at Preshome; copious exto the Cross at Tewkesbury. Upon what evidence tracts from which will be printed.

E. S. rests the tradition that these are the blood of Edward Prince of Wales ? CALCUTTENSIS. BIRTHPLACE OF CROMWELL'S MOTHER (3rd S. WELLS IN CHURCHES (3rd S. xii. 132.) – In tion as to the Protector's mother having been

xii. 48.)—There can be little doubt that the tradianswer to your correspondent who wishes to know

born in Rosyth Castle, Fifeshire, is incorrect. It of any other instance of a well in a church be

may be true that he visited it; for, curiously sides that of St. Eloi, at Rouen, I beg to inform enough, no less an authority than Lord Hailes him that there is a very interesting one in the

says that these Stewarts were Cromwell's matersouth transept of Ratisbon cathedral. It is of a singular Gothic character, with figures represent- land (vol. ii. p. 184, and iii. pp. 89-90) that three

nal ancestors. It is stated in the Annals of Scoting our Saviour and the woman of Samaria. It is Stewarts fought and fell at Halidon under the noticed in Murray's Handbook for Southern Ger- banner of their chief, Robert the young High many.

C. J.

Steward (afterwards Robert II.)-viz. his two SOURCE OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (3rd S. xii. uncles, Sir James of Rosyth (maternal ancestor of 294.)

Cromwell), and John of Daldon; also Alan of

Dreghorn (a son of Bonkill), the paternal ancestor “Quem Deus vult perdere, prius dementat.”

of Charles I. This descent is thus noticed, half There is no such word as either opeven or amor contemptuously, by the great historian of the Opereiv; and there is not, nor could be, in Euripides, Protector: “From one Walter Stewart, who had such a line as is here given, whether by Malone or accompanied Prince James of Scotland, when our by D. P. The first has no resemblance to an inhospitable politic Henry IV. detained him,” &c. Iambic at all: the second violates two of the ele “Walter did not return with the prince to Scotmentary laws of the Tragic lambic, having no land; having 'fought tournaments,' having 'made cæsura, and having a dactyl in the fifth foot. an advantageous marriage,' settled there" [in

LYTTELTON. England), &c. “ The genealogists explain in inHagley, Stourbridge.

tricate tables how Elizabeth Stewart, mother of

Oliver Cromwell, was indubitably either the 9th 'boration of this in the newly published Levins's or 10th or some other fractional part of half a Manipulus Vocabulorum, edited by Mr. Wheatley, cousin to Charles I. King of England.” (Letters In col. 66 we find, " A WENT, lane, viculus, angiof Cromwell

, i. 32.) The following notices, how- portus." It is from the verb wend, to go or turn; ever, seem to point at a different ancestor for the Germ. wenden ; A.-S. wendan ; Moso-Gothic

, Protector. In M. Michel's most interesting work wandjan. But whence can be traced through the (Les Ecossais en France, i. 212), a Sir John Steward, Old English whennes and whanene (used in Laya"surnommé Scot-Angle,” and his two sons, Sir mon) to the A.-S. hwanon, and thence to the John and Thomas, figure during the campaigns of Næso-Gothic hwathro; for just as we find thethens Henry V. and the Duke of Bedford, and the or thethen for thence, and sithence or sithen for since, father was ransomed, when a prisoner to the there was no doubt a form whethens or whethen for French, by the king. They afterwards established whence, which makes the connection with hwathro themselves at Swaffham, Norfolk, and in Ely. the more easy to perceive. This is from the root The father was probably the Sir John Steward hwas, who; Germ. wer: which has also produced who acted as the queen's “sewar” at the coro the interrogative words where, whence, why, whenation (Feb. 24, 1420-1) of Katharine, queen of ther, whither. See Gabelentz and Löbe's MesoHenry V. (Riddell's Tracts, 1835, p. 69, note), Gothic Dictionary, s. v. " was.” The question, having perhaps attended her from France. In then, resolves itself into this : “Is the Mæsothese Norfolk and Ely Stewards, howsoever de- Gothic wandjan, to turn, connected with the word scended, we certainly find the ancestors of Eliza- hwas, who ?" The absurdity of the supposition is beth Steward, who was doubtless born at Ely, her patent to every comparative philologist. father's residence. The arms borne by one of With respect to the word gate in Margate and them are remarkable. In the 11th of Henry VI. Ramsgate, I have to suggest that gate means pro(1433) the seal of Thomas Steward of Swaffham perly a way, a means of access, and that they were displayed a lion rampant, debruised by a bendlet named from the ways down to the sea which are or ribbon sinister. (Dashwood's Sigilla Antiqua, found there. Every Scotchman knows the phrase cited in the Herald and Genealogist, No. xxiii. to " gang one's gate” for “to go one's way," and p. 420.) The usual Stewart coat being the the word is of the most respectable antiquity, well-known fesse checquy, the above indicates being no other than the Meso-Gothic gatwo, a an illegitimate descent-perhaps from the royal street. Gate, in the sense of a door, is a much house — whereas the Rosyth branch, though, later idea. The towns existed long before the strictly speaking, not "royal,” having sprung off gateways of the Tudor period ” were constructed. before the marriage of the Steward and Marjory I must say that I do not quite understand why, Bruce, was indisputably legitimate.

in the present state of comparative philology,

ANGLO-SCOTUS. such wild hypotheses should be proposed in print. P.S. Since writing the above, I dipped into It would be deemed unscholarly to suggest that Mark Noble's work, and I find (in vol. ii.) an

Mary Queen of Scots was the Mary who was account of a window put up by“William Steward, married to Philip of Spain. In the same way, Esq.,” the father of Elizabeth Cromwell, in his the suggestion of connection between wence and house at Ely, displaying the Stewart pedigree, whence seems to me to savour of the most unemerging from the fabled Banquo, “sitting on the scholarly recklessness of assertion. Why etymoground.

An extraordinary pictorial grant of logy should any longer be selected as the science arms, said to have been conferred by Charles VI. wherein accuracy is to be accounted as of no conof France on "Andrew Stewart, Chivalier, fiz sequence, I am at a loss to understand. Why Alexandre, fiz Walter a Dundevayle, Seneschal should the making of suggestions precede investid'Ecosse,” for slaying a lion, which Vichel, who gation ?

WALTER W. SKEAT. gives an illustration of it (vol. i. p. 92), considers Cambridge. quite fictitious, is minutely detailed. These, and other historical and genealogical delinquencies on

Hiscellaneous. the part of the reverend gentleman, have evidently move the ire of Carlyle.

NOTES ON BOOKS, ETC. VENT: WENCE: WIIENCE (3rd S. xii. 131.) - Lyra Germanica. The Christian Life. Translated from A. A. asks a plain question, and is entitled to a the German by Catherine Winkworth, and illustrated by plain answer. “Ilas wence (Kentish for ways]

John Leighton, F.S.A., E. Armitage, A.R.A., and F. anything to do with the adverb whence ?The

Madox Brown. (Longman.) answer is-nothing whatever in the faintest degree.

Coleridge has somewhere declared his opinion that Wence is a mere corruption of wents, the plural

“Luther did as much for the Reformation by his Hymns of went, which I have explained already (3rd S. xii.

as by bis Translation of the Bible”; and Miss Winkworth

did good service to the religious world of England when 198). I have since found an additional corro she undertook the task of translating for its use a series of



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