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DRYDEN'S ODE ON THE DEATH OF HENRY PUR parliament could do anything but make a man CELL (3rd S. xii. 308.)—This ode was first printed into a woman. This, however, has been done by in 1696 on the verso of the title-page of the the Interpretation Act, which makes " he ” equivamusic composed for it by Dr. Blow. The last lent to " she ” and “they.” If Mr. Mill had not line of the first stanza there reads :

been too precipitate and openly raised the ques“ And list'ning and silent, and silent and list’ning, and tion, it might have been arguable whether the list’ning and silent obey."

new Reform Bill did not unwittingly confer the The ode was also printed, with the same read- franchise and capacity of sitting in the House of ing of the line, in the collection of pieces on the Commons on females. J. WILKINS, B.C.L. death of Purcell prefixed to the volume of his songs published by his widow in 1698 under the Newcastle-on-Tyne, was a well-known printer of

G. ANGUS (3rd S. xii. 285.)—Angus of the Side, title of Orpheus Britannicus. The repetition of the words might be supposed to be made by the ballads, chap and godly books, confessions, last composer, did not a comparison of the words of dying speeches

, &c. He was living about thirty the ode as printed below the music with those years ago. The same sort of literature has been prefixed to fit suffice to dispel such an idea. published in Newcastle by printers bearing the Moreover, a reference to Dryden's other lyric the ballad alluded to by ALPHA; but as it was one

names of Marshall and Fordyce. I do not know poetry will show that it was his practice to repeat of Mr. Angus's issues, I should not suppose it to words in like manner as in this ode, and I have

J. H. Dixox. no doubt he wrote the line as it was first printed.

be very old.

W. H. HUSK. CORROSION OF MARBLE (3rd S. xii. 307, 382.)HEADS COVERED IN CHURCH (3rd S. xi. 137.)

Without intending to interfere with such exSAFA writes from the Army and Navy Club, and readers (to whom J. H. B. appeals) may offer,

planations of this phenomenon as your scientific I therefore presume he is a military man, but I think he is mistaken when he says that “ British far as they apply, I would just suggest that the

which explanations will doubtless be valuable so soldiers, when on duty, take off their helmets or shakoes in church.” When they do so they ought which he has been led to believe.

phenomenon may not exist, at least in the form not to do so, and SAFA must not confound soldiers paraded for church, who are in fact not on duty; their surface more or less rapidly except granite,

In our climate, all polished building stones lose and soldiers, a picket for instance, told off to guard well-selected serpentine, and rocks of that nature. a church, or be officially present at a ceremony. In London streets a very few weeks of exposure will In the first instance they properly uncover them- suffice to take the gloss off those coloured marbles selves as performing a mere civil obligation; in which some architects introduce into their elevathe second instance it is a military duty, and their tions. The statement of J. H. B. amounts, howhead-piece becomes a part of their accoutrement.

HOWDEN.

ever, to this—that there is a peculiar corrosion of

the vertical surfaces and soffits of marble-work in HAKEWELL'S MSS. (3rd S. xii. 331.) –T. C. A. Salisbury Cathedral, while the upper surfaces is a “lay-gent” most probably, or he would not retain their polish. lay much stress on the modern reprints which are Now, granting the corrosion of the vertical surthus stigmatised by the judges: “It is a miserable faces, my own experience would lead me to quesbad book," 1 Burr. 386; "they treated it with tion whether the soffits or under surfaces had ever the contempt it deserved,” 3 Burr. 1326; " is not been polished at all; while, as regards the upper a book of any authority," Dougl. 79. The late surfaces, there can be no doubt that where stoneJohn Lee, Q.C., LL.D., of Hartwell House, by work is exposed to be touched by the hand, or Aylesbury, published a catalogue of his law even occasionally dusted or cleaned, the original library, part of which had belonged to Sir W. polish will be kept up, or even a new polish will Lee, C.J., his ancestor. In it there is mention of be produced on work originally rough. In Chartres Hakewell's Modus tenendi Parliamentum (1 vol. Cathedral, for example, which is built of a very 12mo, Lond. 1671). Did the Chief-Justice quote fine grained stone, the handrail of the tower stairfrom this, or had he in his possession any MSS. of case and other mouldings exposed to the touch Hakewell's ? In the latter case they would be have received the polish of ivory. And people perhaps still preserved at Hartwell. Dame Do- will touch for touching sake wherever they can. rothy Pakington claimed the right of nominating Doubtless the tops of the Fleet Street posts were the burgesses of Aylesbury. Her mandate to the polished by many fingers as hearty, if less mebailiffs to return her nominees may be seen in thodical, than those of the great lexicographer. Lipscombe's History of Buckinghamshire. In an Your correspondent does not describe any case other case (I forget the exact borough) the right of corrosion for which the above observations may of nominating the burgesses was assigned to a feme- not fairly account, but it would be interesting to covert by way of dower. It was said formerly that know whether such cases really exist; and the

vans."

circumstance that some of our church-warmers Macao). Yet, surely many of his works were not have succeeded so perfectly in reproducing the void of artistic merit. They were at least thought London atmosphere in their buildings, has an in so by such men as Woollett and other celebrated terest of its own.

Thos, BLASHILL. engravers, who have immortalised several of his Old Jewry Chambers.

historical compositions, such as “ The Boyne," “La DISRAELIS EPIGRAM ON ALISON (3rd S. iy. Hogue,” “William Penn,” “General Wolfe," &c.

P. A. L. 128.)—T. B. put a question in regard to this some years ago, and I believe has never obtained

“WER DEN DICHTER," ETC. (3rd S. xii. 265.)—

The lines an answer. Perhaps it may be thought worth while to insert the following reply to it for his

“ Wer das Dichten will verstehn, information, or that of other readers of “N. & Q."

Muss ins Land der Dichtung gehen,”— The passage T. B. had in his mind will be found are Goethe's, and stand at the beginning of the in Coningsby (book iii. chap. ii.), and runs as Introduction to “Noten und Abhandlungen zu follows:

besserem Verständniss des West-Ostlichen Di“ Finally, Mr. Rigby impressed on Coningsby to read

They occur again slightly altered in a the Quarterly Review with great attention; and to make note, called "Entschuldigung," on p. 313, of himself master of Mr. Wordy's History of the late War, Sämmtliche Werke, 1850.

M. M. in twenty volumes, a capital work, which proves that Providence was on the side of the Tories."

'Oxford.

C. T. B. BOTSFORD IN AMERICA (3rd S. xii. 306.)—I HOLLING BERY (3rd S. xii. 329.)—In the Even- have reason to believe that the above name was ing Standard of October 30, occurs the following given to the place referred to by my namesakes, notice in the list of deaths :

who left the old country and settled in ConnectiHOLLINGBERY.—24th, at Broadwater, Sussex, Charles

cut more than two hundred years ago. I had a Ilollingbery, Esq., in his 55th year.”

visit some years since from the Hon. A. E. BotsThis may afford T. W. R. a clue for farther

ford of Sackville, New

Brunswick, who informed inquiry: The arms recorded in Burke's Armory relatives, being royalists, were despoiled of their

me that during the War of Independence his to the family of Hollinbury are—“Arg. a fesse sa. in chief, 3 pheons in base, a buck's head cabossed possessions in Connecticut, and retired to the of the last. Crest : a buck's head."

province of New Brunswick, where their descen

dants are now in important positions. CROWDOWN.

J. W. BOTSFORD. ARCHBISHOP SHARP OF ST. ANDREWS (3rd S.

Manchester. xii. 322.) — Stoneyhill, near Musselburgh, is not PEACHAM'S “ COMPLEAT GENTLEMAN" (3rd S. in Haddingtonshire, as stated by A. S. A. Both xii. 290.)—Besides the later editions of the above of these places are in the parish of Inveresk and work, cited in the Editorial note, there is another shire of Edinburgh or Midlothian.

G.

less generally known Edinburgh.

“ The Second Impression, much enlarged. Imprinted ANTWERP CATHEDRAL (3rd S. xii. 328.)-I find at London for Thomas Constable, and are to be sold at the following references in the Inder to the Addi

his Shope in Paul's Church-Yard at ye Crane. 1627." tional Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1783 It has the engraved title by Delaram, and, 1835; possibly the documents there mentioned amongst the enlargements is the chapter on may contain something useful to E. H. H.: "Fishing" (2 leaves), usually supposed to have

" Antwerp, in Holland, notes respecting the city, the made its first appearance in the edition of 1634, cathedral (with a sketch), the Abbey of St. Michael, the

which is also styled the "Second Impression,” the Church of the Augustines, &c., 5083, f. 96; 6744, f. 51; same plate having, no doubt, been made use of. 6759, f. 75; 6769, pp. 179, 247."

T. WESTWOOD. K. P. D. E.

BROMWICHAM (3rd S. xii. 361.)-MR. AINGER John Wolcot, M.D.: BENJAMIN WEST (3rd S. will find many places near Birmingham in which xii. 334.) –

“ Bromwich”

occurs, as Castle Bromwich, West “ On peut être sérère et pas juste."

Bromwich, Little Bromwich, &c.; but these places Is not LELIUS very severe when, speaking of are from four to eight miles away from the preBenjamin West, he says: "Perhaps we shall next sent town. Brummagem or Bromicham can in hear that he was an artist? He, no doubt, was no reasonable way be obtained from Hutton's not a first-rate one, although he long had the hybrid etymology, “Brom” “Wych” “Ham”; honour to be President of the Royal Academy; and as the name of the town has the same form and it would certainly have been better for his of " Bermyngeham,”

from Domesday Book downreputation had he painted less “ by the acre of wards, Mr. James Freeman contends that it is canvass ” (as Chinnery once said of him to me at Beorming Ham — the home of the Beorms, or

sons of Biorm or Biorn; and Mr. Sebastian Evans, space to the inside of the piece of china. When M.A., agreeing with that etymology, considers this is dry and firm, the plaster-of-Paris is laid that the soft g before e would make the pronun- upon it as a temporary foundation to keep the ciation, in the mouth of a Midlander, naturally plaster in shape and place while it is setting. glide into Berminjam, Bremijam, and Bromwicham In a few days, when the plaster is quite dry and (or Brummagem), the popular form of Birming- settled, it can be cut with a sharp knife, as smooth ham. Some further details will be found in the as the china ; and if wanted, any pattern can be Introduction to Mr. J. A. Langford's Century of painted on it, in either water or oil colours. A Birmingham Life, now “nearly ready." ESTE. farge jar is at hand mended in this way and The BRASS OF ADAM DE WALSOKNE (3rd S. xii. finished with oil colours about fifty years ago,

S. M. O. 374.)- The two compartments beneath the feet of which has stood satisfactorily. the effigies in this brass are filled with ludicrous Let me bring under the notice of Emkay a cemerry figures, as if to form a contrast between life ment which I think is worth trial for the purpose and death. In the one on the right, the last figure named. It consists of oxide of zinc made into a is described by MR. John Piggot, Jun. as carrying paste with a solution of chloride of zinc, containing a jackass; but neither the tail por the ears are ten per cent. of the salt. An oxychloride of zinc like those of a donkey: the animal looks more is thus formed which very rapidly hardens, belike a large dog. Before this figure is a man on coming in a few hours as firm as marble. I can horseback, whose occupation is the subject of in- myself speak well of the applicability of this comquiry. As the horse is galloping on, and the rider pound to many purposes, and I have little doubt half turned, seated sideways and looking back, that in artistic hands it can be made to replace armed with a shield, and raising one arm appa- at least small pieces of broken china. ACHENDE. rently in self-defence, it seems intended for a man Dublin. frightened and pursued by some monster. A nondescript animal is behind him, mounted on a high

Either of the following recipes for broken china dressed-up something which seems to go on

are good: wheels, but it may be meant for a ghost in a

1. Soak isinglass in water till it is soft, then white sheet. The whole of the figures seem to proof spirit by the aid of a gentle heat; in two

dissolve it in the smallest possible quantity of represent frolics at a fair. I am glad see the two rhyming Latin lines moniacum, and whilst still liquid, add half a

ounces of this mixture dissolve ten grains of amquoted correctly puts flax instead of faer. But he has also taken dram of mastic dissolved in three drams of rectified a liberty with the text by giving the last word of spirit.. Stir well together. the first line simus. Evidently it should have

2. Dissolve half an ounce of gum acacia in a been so; but in all these cases it seems proper to sufficient to form a thick paste, and apply it with

wine-glass of boiling water; add plaster-of-Paris copy every 'inscription faithfully, errors and all, and to add notes of correction. The lines stand

a brush to the parts required to be cemented on the brass thus:

together.

JOHN PIGGOT, JUX. “ Cum faex cum limus cum res vilissima sumus

Plaster-of-Paris, painted over and varnished, Unde superbimus ad terram terra redimus."

will do as well as anything to supply the wanting In each of the canopies above the heads of the pieces of pottery; but unless in ancient or very two large figures is represented the figure of an old

rare examples, the labour is lost. No china or man with an infant: the same is repeated three pottery, unless very fine or interesting, pays fer times on the brass of Robert Braunche and his two mending.

Axox. wives, by the same artist. Is it St. Joseph ? In Dumoulin's French liquid glue, imported by single canopies down the middle are three apostles; Cooke of Cannon Street, is the desideratum which the rest are disposed on each side, with companion Emkay seeks. Having tested its efficacy on the prophets in double niches.

F. C. H. fractured rib of a porcelain toast-rack, I can say, BROKEN CHINA (3rd S. xii. 346.)—White lead

Probatum est.

WILLIAM GASPEY. paint, mixed very thick and even, will fill up

Kenwick. small holes and leaks in china that requires ACTION OF HORSES (3rd S. xii. 328.) – If your washing, but it will not answer for a large hole. correspondent, MR. RAMAGE, will observe horses It takes a long time to dry and harden thoroughly. grazing in a field he will find a solution of his Plaster-of-Paris, though it will not answer for any question about the manner in which they move thing that requires washing, is a good material for their legs. I have had this autumn a good opporfilling up spaces of missing pieces in ornamental tunity of seeing them in a field at the rear of my china, even for large spaces of several inches acroes. house, and my attention was particularly drawn When the space is large it should be lined with to them from having been often puzzled in trying stout paper, pasted firmly round the edges of the to determine the question. As when grazing they

move leisurely, it is easily seen that they first cromlech. Perhaps the essay, which is entitled move the fore leg, then the hind one of the oppo “Some Observations on Hesiod and Homer, and site side, and so on — never the two exactly toge- the Shields of Hercules and Achilles," was rether, and never the two of the same side together. printed separately, with illustrations; perhaps Frequently when they find a tuft of grass particu- that noted by C. P. may be wanting in my copy larly to their taste, they will delay over it, and

Hİ. B. C. then a few seconds will elapse after moving the

U. U. Club. fore leg before they stir the hind one, or the latter FAMILY OF LESLIE (3rd S. xii. 321.) – In reply will " hang poised in mid air" before being put to the statement of your correspondent A. S. A., to the ground, showing the succession clearly. I beg to say that the family of Leslie of Kininvie Though in trotting the two legs seem to move is not omitted, but duly recorded at p. 606 of my together, I have no doubt there is an interval of County Families.

E. WALFORD, M.A. time between, though not appreciable to the sight. That all horses move their legs alike, I presume

Hampstead. there is the same certainty as that all men do; ARCHBISHOP SHARPE'S MONUMENT (3rd S. xii. yet I have, when riding, occasionally and very 321, 322.) – Your correspondent A. S. A. makes rarely observed my horse for a short time moving some slips. He describes Randerston as “lying the two legs of the same side together, and a very I am a native of the “ East neuk o' Fife," and

between the village of Queensbarns and Crail." strange motion it was.

know the district well. The place your correI can only speak of the canter. . In the cavalry spondent means is Kingsbarns, not Queensbarns. riding school or manége, the left bind, legfollows A part of the adjoining district is called Kingsthe left fore, or vice versa, according " to the hand muir-it was a royal forest. A. S. A. mentions you are working by.” Upon any omission of the John Cunningham of Barr. There was a Cunkind the riding-master exclaims—“No! false,"” ningham of Barns: I do not remember meeting and if you do not remedy the fault, horse and rider with the Fifeshire family of Cunningham of Barr are entitled to “extra drill." EBORACUM.

in any of the old local histories. It is not correct NOVEL VIEWS OF CREATION (3rd S. xii. 374.)— to state that Archbishop Sharpe's monument “has The idea broached is not a new one.

If H. R. A. suffered from neglect and sectarian malevolence." will refer to the following work :

In 1849 the structure underwent a thorough re

pair, and was most tastefully renovated. “Men before Adam, or a Discourse upon the 12th, 13th,

CHARLES ROGERS, LL.D. and 14th verses of the 5th chapter of the Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Romans. By which are prov'd, that

2, Heath Terrace, Lewisham. the first Men were created before Adam. London, printed

Johnson's “DICTIONARY" (3rd S. xii. 332.)— in the year 1656."

Mr. Campbell, the author of Lexiphanes, was, I he will see the whole subject fully gone into. The understand, a student at St. Andrews' at the work was written in Latin by Isaac de la Peyrère, period of Dr. Johnson's visit. By his satire on a French Calvinist, in 1655. It created a great the lexicographer, he sought to avenge the wrongs sensation, and was translated into English in the of his native country. My father, who studied following year. It was referred to in “ N. & Q.," at St. Andrews some ten years after Campbell, 3rd S. ix. 14. The book is a scarce one, but a used to relate that the satirist represented the copy appeared in a London catalogue a short time

sage defining “a window" to a pupil in these since.

G. W. N.

grandiloquent terms: “A window, Sir, is an PICTURE OF WOE (3rd S. i. 290.)– The lines are

orifice cut out of an edifice for the introduction of

illumination.” translated from Hesiod:

CHARLES ROGERS, LL.D.

2, Heath Terrace, Lewisham. Παρ δ' 'Αχλύς ειστήκει επισμυγερή τε και αινή, Χλωρή, αυσταλέη, λιμώ καταπεπτηνία,

NOSE BLEEDING (3rd S. xii. 271, 336.)– The late Γουνοπαγής, μακροί δ' όνυχες χείρεσσιν υπήσαν. distinguished physiologist, Dr. John Reid of St. Της έκ μεν ρινών μύξαι ρέον, εκ δε παρειών

Andrews, recommended to me a very simple Αίμ' απελείβετ' έραζε ή δ' άπληστον σεσαρεία remedy, which I have uniformly found to be Είστηκει πολλή δε κόνις κατενήνοθεν ώμους,

effectual a dose, composed of fifteen drops of Δάκρυσι μυδαλέη. .

elixir of vitriol in a wine-glassful of water. The Scutum Herculis, vv. 263-270. instant that this dose was swallowed, the hæThe lines noticed above, and those headed morrhage ceased. CHARLES ROGERS, LL.D. “Furies” (3rd S. xii. 107, 236), are in a transla

2, Heath Terrace, Lewisham. tion of “The Shield of Hercules," signed T. V., at The following extract from the Talmud, quoted p. 455 of Essays by a Society of Gentlemen at in Kitto's Cyclopedia (art. “Talmud "), contains Exeter, 8vo, pp. 574. Exeter, 1796. The volume some curiously fanciful remedies for a common has only three plates-a monument, an urn, and a ailment:

“ For a bleeding of the nose, let a man be brought who did play at bowls on Sunday, ought to give us is a priest, and whose name is Levi, and let him write their proof. They must be quite able to produce layman, and let liim

write the following words” back it. We have seen it twice asserted: first in a wards—- Ana pipi shila bar sumte'; or let him write speech, in 1866, in the Established Church Presthese words— Taam ali bemi Keseph, taam li bemi pag- bytery of Glasgow by the Rev. G. J. Burns; and gan’; or let him take a root of grass, and the cord of an in the May or June number of the organ of the old bed, and paper, and saffron, and the red part of the Scotch Episcopalians, called the Scottish Guardian, and let him take some wool and twist two threads, and published at Aberdeen, and I believe edited by let him dip them in vinegar, and then roll them in the the "Rev. J. G. Cazenove, Cumbrae.” They ashes, and put them into his nose; or let him look out surely will prove their statement. W.0. X. for a small stream of water which flows from east to west, and let him go and stand with one leg on each side QTAKERISM (3rd S. xi. 127.)--Any person who of it, and let him take with his right hand some mud has followed religious immigration into the States from under his left foot, and with his left hand from

of America, must have been painfully struck by under his right foot, and let him twist two threads of vool, and dip them in the mud, and put them in his the cruel intolerance shown to the Quakers bi nostrils; or let him be placed under a spout, and let

those who had stigmatised and fled from it in water be brought and poured upon him, and let them England. The fact is that, in the first period of say: As this water ceases to flow, so let the blood of M.

the sect, the greater portion entertained ideas the son of the woman N. also cease.”Gittin, fol. 69, respecting the second person of the Trinity which col. 1.

made the New-Englanders regard them as out of The above remedies are at the service of your the pale of Christianity. This is clear from a correspondent, if he is disposed to try them. passage in Neale's History of the Puritans, and

B. H. C.

the confession of faith cited by LÆLITS was Sir WILLIAM WALLACE (3rd S. xii. 47.) –

doubtlessly a sort of political as well as theoF.J. J. inquired in your columns whether Wal- logical compromise, to give the Quakers a locus lace vas actually a knight? The recent publica- standi in the general Christian community

. When tion by the British government of the facsimile

Calvin burnt Servetus, he is reported to bare

said that, without some act of conclusive severits, of a letter to the Pope by Philip “the Fair," King of France, recommending the Scottish hero the reformers, with their doctrine of private judą. to his protection, settles the question in the af- ment, would soon cease to be Christians at all.

I recall this as an analogous reason, not at all as firmative. I present the letter in its original form, and add a translation:

an excuse, for the persecution of the Quakers in

America. As things are at the present moment, “ Philippus Dei gratia Francorum Rex dilectis et I believe there is no more implied Socinianism in fidelibus gerentibus meis in Romanam curiam destinatis, Quakerism than is to be casually found in any mum Pontificem requiratis ut dilectum nostrum Guil- sect where the right of individual opinion is leit lelmum le Waleis de Scotia militem recommendatum

unfettered. Calvin, however, was right in his habeat in hiis que apud eum habuerit expedire. Datum prognostic, though he was wrong in his mode of apud Petrafontem dies Lune post festum omnium sanc- action. The reformed church in France, springing torum."

directly from Geneva, is now rent in twain(Translation.)

great body of it being purely rationalistic, with its “ Philip by the grace of God, King of the French, to my loved and

faithful

, my agents, appointed to the priesthood, its professors, and its periodical organ. Ronan Court, greeting and love. We command you to

It is somewhat singular that the Quakers, who request the Supreme Pontiff to hold our loved William have become so numerous in the United States the Waleis of Scotland, knight, recommended to his favour and in the North of England, should never have in those things which unto him he has to despatch. Given appeared in France as a sect. The payment at Pierrefont, on Monday, after the feast of All Saints.”

by the government, for now above two genera· The ignorance of some otherwise well-informed tions, of only a certain number of recognised compersons, respecting the claims of Wallace as a munions can hardly be a reason; for wherever national patriot, is deplorable. I once heard an they establish themselves, the Quakers have inEnglish lady, in reply to her husband, who was variably become rich enough in a very short space speaking to her of the Wallace monument, say of time to maintain themselves and their faith, ** Pray, my dear, who was Mr. Wallace ?"

and there is no ground for supposing that a CHARLES ROGERS, LL.D. community so peaceful, and so unargumentatively 2, Heath Terrace, Lewisham,

obedient to the powers that be, would not have obtained toleration.

HOWDEN. John Knox (3rd S. xii. 332.)– The answer to K.I. X., about Knox playing at bowls on Sunday, NEEDLE'S EYE (3rd S. xi. 254, 323.) – It has is unsatisfactory. Knox did not believe all that been said that in the dialect of Galilee the word was done at Geneva was right. He took the good for camel means also the cable of a vessel, and, and rejected the evil. Those who have said he when one remembers how much of the Gospel

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