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Jehre, where Jesus was meant. Consequently the It will be observed here that the line properly same MS., possessing such a blundering propen- occupying the fifth place ends with the same word sity, ought hardly to be preferred to others in the as its precessory fourth, “light," the one indeed present case, standing alone as it does.

an adjective, the other a noun-an intolerable To envyrone is to encompass, make the circuit of, iteration in the rhyme, and not at all Shelleyan, go the round of. Where is the difficulty ? whose ear was perfect.

I have made these remarks not with the view Read the word ending the fifth line "slight," of criticising Mr. Halliwell, whose contributions and the word is restored that Shelley must have to our acquaintance with old English literature written:have been so varied and valuable; besides, as the

“ The breath of the moist air is publisher mentions in an advertisement to the


Around its unexpanded buds.” last edition, the notes were written more than a

Tenuis aura is just as good and poetical a quarter of a century back, at the commencement of his literary career. But, as a reprint of the Mr. Moxon's future editions of our author he will

term as levis aura, wherefore we trust that in all edition came out last year, on the publisher's sole adopt an emendation so obvious, yet so strangely responsibility, without any alteration, thus show, overlooked.

0. T. D. ing the book to be in demand, I thought it as well to give this caution to anyone beginning to read Maundevile.

E. B. NICHOLSON. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL Nuts.—Amongst the biblioTonbridge.

graphical nuts hitherto uncracked, is that in Mr. Hockenhull's “ Pleasant Hexameter Verses,” pre

fixed to Barker's Angler's Delight (1657): EMENDATION OF SHELLEY.

“Markham, Ward, Lawson, dare you with Barker now My first Shelley was the American two-column

compare ? " edition of Philadelphia, 1831. In that edition, Who was Ward ? The Rev. H. N. Ellacombe, the first verse of “Stanzas written in Dejection plying the nut-crackers, suggests that he was pronear Naples," which are surely as sad and sweet an bably the translator of The Secrets of Maister expression of life-weariness as the whole range Alexis of Piemont, by him collected out of diuers of English poetry can show, reads thus, in an excellent Authors, and now newly corrected and eminently faulty manner:

augmented, 1614-15.” * In this work, two recipes “ The sun is warm, the sky is clear,

are given -To catch Riuer Fish,” and “How The waves are dancing fast and bright,

to take great Store of Fish” (pp. 138, 150), which Blue isles and snowy mountains wear

contribution, with a little indulgence, may be The purple moon's transparent light

supposed to place him on the same level with Around its unexpanded buds ; Like many a voice of one delight,

Lauson, chiefly known in the angling department The winds, the birds, the ocean-floods,

by his notes and recipes appended to John Denny's The city's voice itself is soft, like Solitude's."

Secrets of Angling.

T. WESTWOOD. “ Moon” here is obviously wrong, instead of


S. xii. 326.)-I heard Chantrey, the sculptor, the But each of the remaining four stanzas contains evening of the burial of Sir Thomas Lawrence, at nine lines, and this, together with the unintel- the Deanery, St. Paul's, tell Bishop Copleston, ligibleness of lines 4 and 5, renders it certain that Lord Tenterden, Admiral Martin, &c., that hé a line has been omitted somewhere in the first

was so bad a seaman, that when once taken in the Lord Mayor's barge to Westminster from London,

T. F. In the edition of Milner, Halifax, 1867, the he became “ sea-sick.” stanza reads precisely as in the American edition, BRITISI PEERS KNOWN IN AMERICAN HISTORY. save that the obvious correction is made of " noon"

I send the following list of the English, Irish, for

moon.' We turn for the missing line to Moxon, 1851, [* The edition of 1614-15 of The Secretes of the Revwhere we find it, but, as we hope to show, even

erende Maister Alexis of Piemount [i. e. Girolamo Rus

celli ?] is unknown to bibliographers, nor can we find there incorrectly:

that edition in the British Museum or the Bodleian. In “ The sun is warm, the sky is clear,

the list of the works of William Warde, or Ward, M.D., The waves are dancing fast and bright,

in Cooper's Athena Cantab. ii. 386, there is not one exBlue isles and snowy mountains wear

pressly on angling. It is there stated, that “by letters The purple noon's transparent light :

patent, dated 8 Nov. 1596, the office of Regius Professor The breath of the moist air is light

of Divinity was granted to him and William Burton Around its unexpanded buds ;

jointly, with the annual stipend of 401. From this time Like many a voice of one delight,

we lose all trace of Dr. Ward, though it is stated that he The winds, the birds, the ocean floods,

held the situation of physician to Queen Elizabeth and The city's voice itself is soft, like Solitude's." her successor King James.”—ED.]

6 noon."


and Scotch lords who served at different periods in

“ Went with Mr. Allgood to Nunwick, and on to the America, and are still remembered in the colonial moors a shooting; met Mr. W. Dacre at Orchard House,

went to Hesleyside and Kielder Castle. We killed 31 and revolutionary history of the United States.

brace of gore, and two brace of black cocks.” Lords Baltimore, Bellamont, Cornbury, Cornwallis,

E. H. A. Craven, Culpepper, Dunmore, Effingham, Fairfax, Lovelace, Loudoun, Percy, and Stirling. Very


lines possibly this list may be increased

as I have

may not be unworthy of a corner in “ N. & Q.” named only those who came to my recollection as

I copied them from Harl. MS. 3917, folio 88 b :

“ Like to the damaske Rose you see, I was writing it. Lord Baltimore appears to have

Or like ye Blossom on ye

Tree, been very popular in his day, and the beautiful

Or like ye daynty Flower of May, capital of Maryland still bears his name. The

Or like ye morneing to ye day, heir to the barony of Fairfax is the only one who

Or like ye Sunne or like ye Shade, has remained in the United States, and is now,

Or like ye Gourd yt Jonas had, I think, an officer in the American navy.

Even Soe is man when's (?) Thred is spü,

Drawne out and cut and so is don.
W. W.

The Rose withers: the Blossom Blasteth,

The flower fades, the morneinge hasteth, ITALIAN SOURCE OF NIGGER MELODIES.-In an

The Sunne setts, ye Shadow flies, article on Music Fancies " in the London Review,

The Gourd consumes and Man dyes.*

John: PHILLIPOTT." Oet. 5, 1867, it is stated that “Many Negro melodies are of church origin, and; In 1619, 1620, and 1621, he made a visitation of

This John Phillipott was a native of Folkestone. strange to say, the once popular · Dandy Jim' is not a native of Carolina but of Italy, where it has positively Kent as marshal and deputy to Camden. The done service in High Mass.”

MS. quoted above seems to be a portion of the To this I may add, that the tune of “ Buffalo collections he made for a history of his native Gals" is said to be taken from an old air by county. It bears the title of “Church Noates of Glück, and that of “Old Joer' from an air in Ros- Kent."

J. M. COWPER. sini's “ Coradino."


CORSIE.—In the comparative Glossary to the PRINCE OF THE CAPTIVITY.—In no history of reprint of Whitney's Emblems, of which I have the Jews with which I am acquainted is there already had occasion to take note, the word any detailed account of the Resch-Glutha, or

"Corsie” is explained “bird of prey." Reference Jewish “Princes of the Captivity." Detached is given to p. 211, 1. 15. The line runs thus: and brief notices only are given, commencing with

“ This corsie sharpe so fedde vppon her gall." the period when the chief of the Mesopotamian Here the corsie is Procris's jealousy of Cephalus. community assumed the striking but more tem- The Promethean-vulture metaphor comes in very poral title” (as compared with that of Patriarch appositely; but nevertheless “Corsie” does not of the West, by the Jews on this side of the mean “bird of prey." Euphrates) " of Resch-Glutha, or Prince of the

My attention has been recalled to the word by Captivity," before the close of the second cen its occurrence in Black-letter Ballads and Broadtury (Milman), and ending with Hezekiah, the sides, just reprinted by Mr. Lilly from Mr. Daniel's last chief of the captivity, who,

famous Collection. At p. 140, 1. 3, we have — "After a reign of two years, was arrested with his whole “No


shall greeue thee, sound sleepes shall reline family by the order of the Caliph, who cast a jealous look thee." upon the powers and wealth of this vassal sovereign. This appears to have been in the eleventh century, and

The note on this line is under the Caliphate of Kader-Billah (991-1031) ?

Corzye. Distress ; inconvenience. "To have a great “ The schools were closed — many of the learned fled hurt or damage, which we call a corsey to the herte.' to Egypt or Spain ; all were dispersed; among the rest Eliote's Dictionarie, 1559.” two sons of the unfortunate Prince of the Captivity effected their escape to Spain, while the last of the House

Halliwell explains “Corsey," "an inconvenience of David (for of that lineage they still fondly boasted)

or grievance,” and gives three references. who reigned over the Jews of the dispersion in Babylonia, Wright, under Corsey, Corsive, or Corzie," perished on an ignominious scaffold.” (Milman.) gives three other references with quotations. His

Thus ended the ancient dynasty of Princes of last quotation is from Chapman's Monsieur the Captivity, after an existence of upwards of D'Olive” (Dilke's Old Plays, vol. iii. p. 348) – eight centuries.

A. S. A.

« The discontent

You seem to entertain is merely causeless ;GORE. — It would appear, from a MS. Diary And therefore, good my lord, discover it, written during the latter half of last century, that

That we may take the spleen and corscy from it.” grouse or moor-game was commonly known by the now obsolete name of gore. I give an extract

[* These lines are on the tablet at the base of the taken at random, Aug. 1776:

monument of Richard Humble, Esq., alderman of London, 1616, in St. Saviour's, Southwark.-Ed.]

66 corse


Referring to Dilke, I find the following note on inscription, as Lukis very curiously does not Corsey":

further allude to it.

JOHN Piggot, JUN. “ To corse is explained by Tyrrwhit, in his Glossary to THE CONQUEST OF ALHAMA.-Can any of your Chaucer, to curse ; and it may be understood here in this readers point out the text of the ballad, “ Romance sense: or (if the reader should prefer it) for corse, a dead body; then the line may mean, “to take away the sub

muy doloroso del Sitio y Toma de Alhama," stance and the malignity of what you have done.'

which Lord Byron has followed in his translation ?

Strictly speaking, Byron's text consists of two As a reader, I prefer that my editor should

ballads, and of three additional verses. Thus give me the real plain meaning of an unusual Byron's text contains 23 stanzas ; No. 1 to 11 word, and not deduce a plausible meaning for it from the context. Will some of our “N. &Q." appear with variations to follow the text given philologers inform me what " Corsie” really sig- cited as from Perez de Hita, Historia de los

by Duran (Romancero General, vol. ii. p. 91), nifies? Is it connected with the Chaucerian Bandos de Cegries, &c. It differs from the text of " = 66 "? (we get corsyes =curses

the Cancionero de Romances, and of Timoneda in Morris's Glossary to Specimens of Early Eng. Rosa Española, given by Duran. Stanzas 12, 13, lish) or is it (as Wright says) a corruption of 14 in Byron's text are additional

. Stanzas 15 to “corrosive,” formerly accented on first syllable, 23 form apparently another ballad, commencing and so shortened into “ corsive"? I incline to

“Moro Alfaqui, Moro Alfaqui.” This is given by the Anglo-Saxon, and not the Latin derivation.

Duran and F. Wolf in their collections, commencJOHN ADDIS (JUNIOR). ing “Moro Alcaide, Moro Alcaide,” and the text Rustington, Littlehampton, Sussex.

here again differs from that followed by Byron. THE SITE OF THE MARTYRS' STAKE AT SMITH- Byron has adopted which would show that he

Yet there appears a consistency about the text FIELD.-It


be worth while for the benefit of had some version that he deemed authentic before the readers of “N. & Q." in the year of grace him. In one line Byron's translation reads rather 2167 to make a note of the following paragraph from The Telegraph of October 9, 1867:


“ Allí habló un viejo Alfaqui,” “A pillar-box for the reception of letters has just been which is rendered “Out then spake old Alfaqui.” placed opposite the patients' entrance to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, near Duke Street, Smithfield; and it is Now, “Alfaqui” means one learned-a Doctor in a singular fact that the site of its erection is without Mussulman Law, and the title is here doubtless doubt that where the stake was placed at the time the used as the proper name. We have a similar inmartyrs suffered, as the spot accords exactly with the one stance in the “ Moro Alcaide, Moro Alcaide.” designated in old engravings of the period, so that its identity may be clearly defined. Two of these may be

The text given in Byron's works would be found in Chester's Life of John Rogers, Vicar of St. Se improved by revision. Mr. Ford says that the pulchre, who was the first martyr to the Christian faith refrain of the song, “Ay! de mi Alhama!” should in Smithfield, and the author in writing of the spot not be “Woe is me, Alhama!” but “Alas! for where Rogers suffered says, “The identical spot where the my Alhama!” In the original this ballad aroused fatal stake was usually placed in Smithfield has been by its intonation so deep an expression of feeling sufficiently identified. For a long time a square piece of pavement, composed of stones of a dark colour, a few

for the loss of so beautiful a city, so wealthy, paces in front of the entrance gate of the church of Bar

the seat of a refined luxurious commerce, and tholomew the Great, traditionally marked the locality. famous for its baths, the pride of the Oriental and In the year 1849, during the progress of certain excava of the Spanish conquerors, that it was strictly tions, the pavement was removed, and beneath it, at the

forbidden to be sung upon pain of death. distance of about three feet, were found a number of rough stones and a quantity of ashes, in the midst of

An account of the taking of Alhama by Don which were discovered a few charred and partially de- Diego Merlo, Don Rodrigo Ponce de Leon, Marstroyed bones. This is precisely the place where the pillar- qués de Cadiz, and Juan Ortega del Prado, will box has now been placed by order of the Postmaster be found in Lafuente, Historia de España, vol. ix. General.”


'Quién es ese Caballero
Que tanta honra ganará ?

Don Rodrigo es de Leon

Marqués de Cadiz se llama.

Otro es Martin Galindo, CHURCI BELLS. Lukis, in his preface to his

Que primero echo el escala.” book on Church Bells (Parker, 1857), states that

S. H. a very ancient bell at Scalton, in Yorkshire (taken CRADLE TENURE. - What is cradle tenure, and there in 1146, by order of Abbot Roger, from where does it prevail in England ? TED. Byland Abbey), was cast by John, Archbishop of Graf, whose name appears on it as its founder. DUNDAS FAMILY.—Can any

of your readers give Could any of your correspondents give me the me information regarding a family of the name

pp. 248-260.



of Dundas, into which a Miss Diana Moyes (or Beverley (Thomas), Captain of the Strombolo, June 10, Moyse) was married sometime in the latter half 1709.

Dennison (Charles), Captain of the Orford, April 26, of last century, and whether any of Miss Moyes'

1737. descendants are still alive? Miss Moyes' husband

Ellis (William), Commander, 1741 ; Captain, 1742. is understood to have held some important colonial Falkingham (Edward), Captain of the Weymouth, appointment, and one or two of his sisters were Feb, 26, 1712-13. resident in Edinburgh about 1795. J. T. B., Gascoigne (John), Captain of the Greyhound, Dec. 5,

1727. Care of Messrs. Edmonston & Douglas,

Stapleton (Miles), Captain of the Diamond, June 20, Princes' Street, Edinburgh. 1728. HAYNES.-In a ballad respecting Dick Turpin, Waterhouse (Thomas), Captain of the Rupert, April 24,

1720. which appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine in 1735, this line occurs:

Lists of their services occur in Charnock. Any “ The Craftsman is punished in Haynes."

other biographical notices I shall be exceedingly glad to receive.

• A. E. W. Who was Haynes ? Was there any known controversy between Caleb D'Anvers (Åmhurst) PETER PINDAR (3rd S. xii. 151.)— of The Craftsman, and any person of that name? “ Latterly the name of P. P. has been unwarrantably And if so, what was it about? W. H. Z. assumed by one Lawler, a poetaster of little or no wit,

merely to deceive the public, and to bring some profit to Berwick-on-Tweed.

the writer and his bookseller." —Biog. Dict. of Liring HORNPIPES. — Wanted information as to when Authors, 1816. the dance called the Hornpipe was first intro What did Lawler write under his stolen name duced. Also the date of the song “Jacky Tar,” of P. P.?

R. T. adapted to the air of one of those dances.

W. H. Z.


ING AND ETCHING. - In a recent publication of LICENSES TO PREACH. May I beg of you Parker's I find a woodcut, the subject of which kindly to insert in “N. & Q." the following ques- had been photographed on the block. I am tions, answers to which I shall be exceedingly anxious to know the details of the best process obliged by any of your kind readers giving through for photographing on boxwood. Can any one the same channel:

kindly inform me where I can find such in print? 1. Were “ licenses to preach" ever granted by Would it be possible to coat a copper plate with the universities of Oxford and Cambridge to lay- collodion, and photograph a subject on it, which men ?

could afterwards be etched with the needle in the 2. When were “licenses to preach ” last granted usual way? What an immense boon to the by the universities, whether to cleric or laic?

etcher and engraver such a process would be ? 3. Is there any law to prevent them granting

F. M. S. such licenses at the present time? (See Canons 36, 46, 49, 54.)

Q IN THE CORNER. — Two persons appear to 4. Was the degree of D.D. at any time con

have used this pseudonym: one, Epistles from sidered tantamount to such license ?

Bath, 1817; the other 5. When was the degree of D.D. last conferred Epistolary Stanzas, &c. to E. Peel, Esq., &c., with a upon a layman?

copy of my recently published work, entitled The Lions 6. When was a "license to cast out a devil” of the Isle of Wight. "Hammersmith, 1851," last granted by any bishop of the church of Eng Are the authors known?

0. H. b. land ?


SEEING IN THE DARK (3rd S. xii. 106.) – I THE MOTHER OF GRATIAN, LOMBARD, AND must wait a good while for an answer from the COMESTOR.-Dr. Donne tells the following story: antipodes, but I dare say MR. D. BLAIR of Mel“ The adulterous mother of the three great brothers,

bourne will oblige me with the name of the Gratian, Lombard, and Comestor, being warned by her biographer of Lamennais," who says that this confessor to be sorry for her fault, said she could not, be very remarkable man had the faculty of seeing cause her fault had so profited the Church. At least, said in the dark. As I have not my back numbers of he, be sorry that thou canst not be sorry."- Sermon 115,

“N. & Q." at hand, I cannot give the reference to vol. v. p. 16.

another communication which recently appeared on Where is this legend to be found ? It has, I the same subject [p. 178], wherein the writer mensuppose, no historical foundation. Of Gratian's tions the case of a lady who was liable to congestion parentage, at least, nothing seems to be known.

of the brain, and on such occasions acquired the S. C.

power of seeing in the dark. No one acquainted NAVAL OFFICERS.-Can any correspondent give with the laws of optics can for a moment enterme the place of birth and parentage of the fol- tain the question of objective vision being possible lowing naval officers ?

without any light at all. One might just as well


affirm that a man could breathe without air, or 20001, for the purchase of impropriations as intended to be stand upon nothing. Sight is the result of certain expressed in a codicil, and he appointed John Parker his rays of light falling on the retina, and being con executor. veyed by the optic nerve to the brain. No light, By the second codicil to his will he directed that his no sight. The stories about persons seeing in the executor should disburse 20001. in the purchase of lands dark originate in the loose way in which people of the clear yearly value of 1001. or more, and should often use words. Darkness is a vague term, and infeoff therewith such persons as he should thereafter we often employ it in conversation to imply a very name as feoffees in trust to the uses following:-(1.) To trifling amount of illumination. Thus we say that the relief of poor aged impotent persons. (2.) Of poor cats, owls, and other animals see in the dark; the fatherless children. (3.) Of poor aged widows.

And fact being that their organs of sight are so con (4.) Of poor prisoners. Each of these four sorts yearly structed as to allow of their discerning feebly

respectively 251. a piece. The property has been transilluminated objects, which to human eyes would mitted from time to time to new trustees : those in 1838 be invisible. But let any nocturnal animal be

being Robert Strong, Esq., Rev. Alfred William Roberts, absolutely deprived of all light whatever, and its William Roberts, Esq., George Bankes, Esq., the Earl of faculty of vision is at once totally suspended. Falmouth, and the Rev. Arthur Roberts. The stock is Your correspondent who quotes the case of the vested in the names of two or three of them. Reports of lady may rest assured that he has been in some

Charity Commissioners, 1838, vol. xxvi. p. 836. way misinformed. Obstructed circulation of blood

It appears also that Bishop Andrewes, by a codicil to through the brain would have the effect of render

his will, gave to the parson and churchwardens of St. ing the organ less susceptible of ordinary visual

Giles, Cripplegate, 1001. to the use of the poor. (Ibid. impressions than it had been in its healthier state; 1829, vol. vii. p. 318.) Of his charities in this parish, but it might at the same time increase the patient's Buckeridge says, in his funeral sermon, “ The first place “subjective vision,” and cause her to see the phan

he lived in was St. Giles', there I speak my knowledge ; toms of an excited brain with even more vividness I do not say he began-sure I am he conthued his charity: than she would have seen external objects under his certain alms there was ten pound per annum, which ordinary circumstances of illumination. Strictly

was paid quarterly by equal portions, and twelve pence speaking, we do not see with our eyes, but we see

every Sunday he came to church, and five shillings at with our brain through our eyes. It is from not

every communion.” As prebendary of St. Pancras he being acquainted with the physiological laws of vision that such constant mistakes are made as to

built the prebendal house in Creed Lane, and recovered it

to the church.] what we see by means of an excitable brain, independently of external rays, and what the healthy “ HELL OPENED TO CHRISTIANS." - This work brain perceives by means of such rays of light was translated from the Italian of the Rev. F. passing to it from surrounding objects.

Pinamonti. Dublin : Richard Grace, Catholic OPHTHALMOSOPHOS,

printer and bookseller, 1831. SILVER PLATE ON THE DOOR OF A PEW.—May The book has seven woodcuts, representing the I ask if it was ever the custom in England for a

torture sinners suffer in hell. Is the author known proprietor to have his name engraved on a silver to bibliographers, and what does “S. J.” stand plate, and placed on the door of his pew?

for ?

R. T. “ The silver plate, with Geo. Washington upon it, is [John Pinamonti, of the Society of Jesus, was an still to be seen on the pew which he occupied in Christ's

esteemed ascetic writer, born at Pistoja in 1632. He first Church, as it was in the lifetime of the illustrious patriot.'

took orders in the year 1647, and continued his sacred W. W:

labours for twenty-six years. The Duchess of Modena chose Malta.

him as her spiritual director; Como III., Grand Duke of

Tuscany, also honoured him with his confidence. Father Queries with answers.

Pinamonti died at Orta, in the diocese of Norasse, June BISHOP ANDREWES’s BEQUESTS.—Can you give 25, 1703. The English translation of Hell Opened to

Christians has passed through many editions, 1715, 1815, me any information respecting Bishop Andrewes's charity? To whom did that pious man make the

1819, 1831, &c. The illustrations are terrifically frightbequest, and how and by whom is it now ad-ful.] ministered ?


THE CROSBIE MSS. — The late Mr. Crofton [Bishop Andrewes, by his will, bearing date 22nd Croker, in his publication entitled The Keen of Sept. 1626, bequeathed 20002. to be laid out in the pur the South of Ireland, &., p. 13 (London, 1844), chase of 1001. lands by the year, to be employed for ever has written as follows: to the relief of poor aged impotent persons past their

“ Among the Crosbie MSS. there is a curious letter, labour, of poor widows, of orphans, and of poor prisoners,

dated • Corke, yo last of June, 1641,' addressed to him by such persons, and with such conditions as should be

[Pierce Ferriter] by Lady Kerry, which, by the permiscontained in a codicil to his will. He also bequeathed sion of Mr. Sainthill, who is about to edit these papers

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