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LONDON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1867, in the year 1618, but his arms painted up in the piazzas

of the University bear witness to his having been there. CONTENTS.-N° 307.

He was born poor, and as a young man made him

self poorer by vice and extravagance, and by the length NOTES:- Was Oliver Cromwell, afterwards Protector, in of time for which he travelled : part of the time he gave to London or at Padua from 1617 to 1620 387 – Westley Padua, where he studied literature for at least two years. Fainily, 388 – Mr. Halliwell's Edition of Maundevile, Ib. Emendation of Shelley, 389 - Bibliographical Nuts — Voy

Thence he returned to Britain the year that Charles age from London to Westminster - British Peers known

succeeded James." in American History -- Italian Source of Nigger Melodies “ Oliverius Cromuel Britanniæ sub nomine tituloque - Prince of the Captivity - Gore-Lines by John Philli patroni tyrannus, haud scio dedecorine an gloriæ futurus pott - Corsie - The Site of the Martyrs' Stake at Smithfield, 389.

sit gymnasio nostro, cujus illum alumnum inficias ire

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auxit lascivia et luxu, ac diuturnis peregrinationibus, the Corner - Seeing in the Dark - Silver Plate on the quarum partem Patavio dedit, biennio saltem bonis hic Door of a Pew, 391.

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alumnis artium in Gymn. Pat.”) c. 50, $ 241, under the REPLIES:- Sir Richard Phillips, 394 – Latten or Brass, year 1658.

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and Observations relating to Oliver Cromwell and - The School of Patience" - Dutch Tragedy - Punning his Family (1763, and seemingly reprinted 1764), Mottoes – Nothing New - Carring=Carrion -- Drawings criticises this. He shows that Papadopoli knew Large Paper Copies – Australian Boomerang

- Detached Black-Letter Leaf- Judge Page -Serjeants' Robes

little about Cromwell, and (from the register of -“Marium Vice-Præfectus" - Ion, Mona, Juno, &c. - St. John's, Huntingdon) that children were born Espec Theobald Wolfe Tone - Prior's Poems - The Fighting Fifth - Levesell – Baptismal Superstition: Bap:

to him there in 1621, 1624, 1626, 1627–indeed, tising Boys before Girls - Silver Chalice - Enlistment he was married Aug. 22, 1620. He does not Money – Hobbes the Surgeon, &c., 398.

account for him from 1617 to 1620: he owns that Notes on Books, &c.

he cannot prove he was in London, and that a

Cromwell bearing the Christian name and arms Notes.

of ours was (as Papadopoli says) at Padua; and

he surmises that this was either old Sir Oliver! WAS OLIVER CROMWELL, AFTERWARDS PRO or an hypothetical son of his, who, had he ever

TECTOR, IN LONDON OR AT PADUA FROM been born, might have been called after him. 1617 TO 1620 ?

Cromwell left Sidney, Sussex, prematurely. Mr. Carlyle calls it an “universal very credible Why should he not have been at Padua between tradition," a statement which “ we cannot but his departure from Cambridge and his marriage believe," that, “soon after” his father's death, settlement in England ? He might well have Cromwell came up to town, as the eldest sons of read law before or after his tour. Would he have squires come now, to scrape an acquaintance with read law for nearly three years, without entering law in some counsel's chambers,

Mr. Noble says

some Inn ? he “was entered at Lincoln's Inn," but there is Papadopoli may be wrong as to his loose life no record of his admission at any society esta

and luxuriousness; and he is mistaken about the blished for the study of the law; and yet there

time of his return, and his death. Why should are notes of his son Richard's admission at Lin- he be wrong on a point as to which he would be coln's Inn (May 27, 1647), and of his son Henry's well informed ? admission at Gray's Inn (Feb. 22, 1653). They,

Of course, Englishmen could not so easily stay, however, entered when he was a man of mark. Now, in Papadopoli's History of the University chosen to be Advisers. In 1638, seats at the celebrations

the leading students of each Nation, and therefore well of Padua, we read as follows:

next the Professor's, and adorned, were assigned to them “ Oliver Cromwell, Despot (nominally Protector) of at their request (pt. ii, p. 46). In 1710 they were put on Britain, I do not know whether he was to be a disgrace the same footing, as to Salutations, with the Syndics ; and or a credit to our University, but we cannot deny that even claimed precedence over the Professors (pt. 3, p. 242). he was a student there, for not only does a list of English | It was no part of Facciolati's plan to mention students, [ students which is still in existence in the hands of an and he does not specifically refer to Cromwell. English traveller reckon him among their Consiliarii* † Apud Viatorem Natio. Anglicæ.

Salom. in Collect. Inscrip. recent. Gymn.--not James These were a body established after the foundation Salomon's Agri Patavini Inscriptiones Sacræ et Proof the University (James Facciolati, Fasti Gymnasii phana (1696), I have not the Life of Cromwell, by Patavini, pt, i. p. i. (Padua, 1757)], and were most likely Paolus, to which Papadopoli refers.

or even travel, in Italy, about 1620, as they could It is true, also, that we know nothing else of when Milton was there : still there were English his travels; but what do we really know of his students at Padua, of whom there was a list. London life?

RICARDUS FREDERICI.

WESTLEY FAMILY.
The original of this, in Noble's own handwriting, is in my possession, and is curious.

JOHN SLEIGH. Thornbridge, Bakewell.

“ Ye WESTLEY FAMILY.
Mr. Bartholomew Westley, at Charmouth, co. Dorset, who is supposed

to have been successively a weaver, a soldier, a preacher, and a phy-
sician, wished to have seized Charles II. after Worcester-battle, but
his long prayers prevented.

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“ This is a strange pedigree. Republicanism begets nonconformity, nonconformity begets conformity, conformity begets three brats, a Jacobite and two methodists; of the last Methodist comes (a musician ?) and a Papist. What á race!!! John attempted to defend his brother Samuel's memory by representing him a Tory, not a Jacobite, but I think he reasons but weakly.

“ MARK NOBLE."

p. 216.

MR. HALLIWELL'S EDITION OF MAUNDEVILE. Mr. Halliwell was not, it is true, responsible for

In reading these travels lately, the following the text, which was reprinted from the edition of extraordinary passage

took
my
attention:

1725, before the work was placed in bis hands.

He could, however, have mentioned the error in “And alle aboute that Hille, ben Dyches grete and depe: and beside hem, ben grete Vyneres, on that o part

a note at the end, as in other instances. and on that other. And there is a fulle fair Brigge to

One of these notes also seems to contain a repass over the Dyches. And in theise Vyneres, ben so markable misapprehension. In the Prologue (p. 1) many wylde Gees and Gandres and wylde Dokes and there appears the following passage :Swannes and Heirouns, that it is with outen nombre.”—

“In the whiche Lond it lykede him to take Flesche

and Blood of the Virgyne Marie, to envyrone that holy Read vyveres. Geese, ducks, swans, and herons Lond with his blessede Feet.” are not usually kept in vineries. Vyvere is our

Mr. Halliwell has this note Vivary. A place for keeping living animals, as a pond, a park, a warren,” &c. (Ogilvie). It is the honoure, which must evidently be the proper reading.”

“P. I, 1. 9. Envyrone. The above-mentioned MS. has French viver and vivier, the Latin vivarium (vivus), “a park, warren, preserve, fish-pool.” The word Now the MS. in question is one which gives an is actually found on p. 174 of this same edition of erroneous and unique reading only six lines preMaundevile:

viously, and is likewise particularised by Mr. Hal“And before the Mynstre of this Ydole, is a Vyvere, in liwell as having two unique readings, one being maner of a grete Lake, fulle of Watre."

Alfeigh for Slesie ; i. e. Silesia, and the other

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