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LONDOY, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1867.
Now, certainly to within the last few years,
Worsborough Hall has continued in the possession CONTENTS.-No 288.
of the direct descendants of this gentleman, NOTES:- Original MS. of Eirwy Baglinn, 1- English Cardinals
, 2 - William D'Avenant on Shakspere, 3 -- Shak: Henry Edmonds, Esq. The Rev. Joseph Hunter, speariana : " Hamlet” - Hamlet to Guildenstern — " The in his History of the Deanery of Doncaster, pubMerry Wives of Windsor" — “King Henry VI. Part II," 16.- A Relic of Waterloo -Trivet : John of Bolognara- notices
the picturesque old hall,
and says that an
lished in 1831, gives the genealogy of the family, Irish Etymology - Lake Habitations — " Imperiale, a Tragedy by Sir Ralph Freeman," 4.
old cabinet belonging to Sir Thomas Herbert, and QUERIES:
John Peep: Different Versions of Stories, 5 brought there by his widow, is still preserved ; Who killed General Braddock? Ib. - Agnus Dei — “ Arti. cles to be Observed," 1549 – Rev. Dr. Blomberg - Robert
and he goes on
with that gentle humour which Browning's Boy and Angel"-" The Chessboard of Life," appears peculiar to topographers, from Pennant by Quis - The Word “ Dole"- Dryden Queries. Jobin downwards—to say, that he has never heard that Scotus Erigena – Flaxman's Design for Ceilings - Ghosts in the Red Sea - The Hindu Trinity - The Irish Grey
the MS. of the Icôn has been found in a secret hound of Celtic Times - "Magius de Tintinnabulis drawer within it. Master - Marks on China - Parc aux Cerfs – Quotations wanted - Strelley of Strelley, co.
Thomas Allen also, in his History of the County Nottingham - The Tomb at Barbadoes -- The Valley of of York, published in the same year as Hunter, Mont-Cenis — “Vir Cornub." - Seth Ward, Bishop of mentions the hall and the Edmonds family. Salisbury, 6.
Is it too much to ask that some member of this QUERIES WITH ANSWERS:- Bishop Catrik or Ketterick Bible, 4to, Oxford, 1769 - Quotation - Charles Lamb, 9. family will inform' us whether
such papers REPLIES:- James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh, the Assas.
or books still exist-books given by the king sin of Regent Moray, 10 - The Chevalier d'Assas, 12 -- The would, doubtless, be preserved with great care ; Bells of St. Andrews - Walsh of Castle Hoel - Richard Deane, the Regicide — Perjury – Holy Islands
or whether anything was ever known in the
Anthony Wood says that Sir Thomas sent him venche – So called Grants of Arms - The Battle of Beaugé - Passage in Lord Bacon - Obsolete Phrases: Champhire
the account (called "Carolina Threnodia”) of the Posset - Archbishop Whately's Puzzle - Hymn: When last two years of King Charles, about three years gathering Clouds,” &c., 14.
before his death. This might make us fancy that Notes on Books, &c.
Sir Thomas distributed his MSS., &c., carelessly, if Notes.
it was not clear from Wagstaffe's statement
which describes the MS. as "a book in folio, well ORIGINAL MS. OF EIKON BAXIAIKH.
bound, fairly written, and consisting of 83 pages,' Some time ago (3rd S. viii. 396) I ventured to and which is attested by five clergymen and two ask a question as to the original MS. of the Icôn esquires, who themselves saw the book at Worsmentioned by Sir Thomas Herbert
. I still hold borough—that it must have been a copy only the opinion, that the inquiry after this MS. has which was sent to Wood. Sir Thomas deposited been singularly neglected; so much so, as almost papers in more than one public library, viz. the to give point to Mr. Hallam's sneering implica- Bodleian, and that belonging to the cathedral at tion that it never had any real existence. That York (not the action of a careless man); and such a MS. did exist, and in a handwriting nearly though it is not likely that the MS. of the Icôn resembling the king's, there can be no doubt; was among these, yet a search even here, by some and it certainly is very strange, that, while so one on the spot, might not be entirely a useless much inquiry has been made about the account of waste of time. the Icôn in Sir Thomas's narrative, no one seems It is no doubt quite possible that this precious to have thought of seeking for the MS. of the MS. may have gone astray, with those “short lcón itself.
notes of occurrences," which Sir Thomas says We possess a series of facts which seem, at any “are either lost or so mislaid in this long interval rate, to encourage inquiry.
of time, and several removes of my family, that Wagstaffe says that the original MS. account at present I cannot find them;" and the fact that of the last two years of King Charles I., written he omits to state, that he actually possessed the by Sir Thomas Herbert, and afterwards published, MS. at the time he wrote his narrative, may was in 1697 in the possession of his widow, who strengthen this supposition. I am also unacwas “ married to Henry Edmonds, Esquire, living quainted with the exact circumstances of the pubin the town of Worsborough, in Yorkshire.” It lication of his own MS., independently of Wood, is, therefore, not unreasonable to suppose that in 1702; and cannot, therefore, say whether the such books and papers as Sir Thomas possessed at circumstances which led to it were such as would his death, among which appear to have been be likely to bring to light, or to cause the dissome given him by King Charles, were also in persion of other MSS.; but Í think we have here a her hands; and hence it is not impossible but series of interesting and important facts. We have that the precious MS. of the Icôn may have been a positive assertion of Sir Thomas, that he posthere also.
sessed this MS. ; we have the certainty that books