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the throat in quest of food, causing intense agony. On ancient Briton. They may, probably, have been the these occasions warm milk and water is poured down cause of his death, by resisting the course of digestion ! her throat ; and, when the reptile has imbibed the Be this as it may, the plants raised from them are to nourishment, it descends to its place of lodgment, just be seen Aourishing and vigorous, notwithstanding the above the diaphragm. That a poor child should be number of ages which have passed since our rude proleft to endure such excruciating torture is a reflection genitor swallowed them.” Botanist's Manual and on the science and benevolence of the age in which we Woodland Companion. live. - Doncaster Chronicle."
Can any of your readers inform me where these This paragraph is now going the round of the plants “are to be seen;" and when and where the newspapers in the form of an extract from the ancient Briton was discovered; and in what state Doncaster Chronicle. As I have not chanced to of preservation the body was found ? CERIDWER. see a copy of that valuable print, I may perhaps be permitted to inquire whether or not this para- Ghost Stories : Archbishop Cranmer.graph is faithfully extracted therefrom, and I
“ In all the best attested stories of ghosts and visions, would also ask the highly intelligent editor thereof
as in that of Brutus, of Archbishop Cranmer, that of to favour me with replies to the following ques- Benvenuto Cellini recorded by himself
, and the vision tions :
of Galileo communicated by him to his favourite pupil 1. Has the editor of the Doncaster Chronicle Torricelli, the ghost-seers were in a state of cold or seen the reptile?
chilling damp from without, and of anxiety inwardly." 2. Is the editor quite sure that the creature is a Coleridge, Lectures upon Shakspeare, &c., vol. i. reptile, and not a small fish which in its outward p. 211. form bears a very close resemblance to a whale ? 3. If the editor has not seen this nondescript
What is the story of Archbishop Cranmer? K. creature of periodically-voracious-but-easily-satis- John Cobbe. — In Cat. Rot. Patentiuni, p. 286., fied-with-milk-and-water appetite, how does he temp. Hen. VI., occurs the following: happen to know that the said reptile exists otherwise than in his own benevolent imagination ?
“ Quod Johannes Cobbe per artem philosophia 4. Does the editor's severe “reflection” refer possit metalla imperfecta de suo proprio genere trans
ferre et ea in aurum vel argentum transubstantiare." only to that portion of "the science and benevolence of the age,” which is supposed to reside in And in Rymer (Fæd., vol. xi. p. 68.) is the King's the bone-setters, reducers-of-fabulous-dislocations, permission for the necessary experiments
, and he and wretched vendors-of-poisonous-herbs who in orders “ that none shall hinder the said Cobbe fest the northern parts of this island, to the serious therein." prejudice of benefit-clubs and life assurance socie- Query 1. What was the result of these experities, or has the “ case” really been submitted to ments (if made); and where can information re any qualified-medical-practitioner?
specting them, or the said John Cobbe, be found? 5. Has the parish surgeon seen the poor girl, It appears that the Collectæ Chymica (Aysand what is his report on the case ? A LONDONER. | cough's Cat. MSS., p. 498.) in the British Mu
seum was composed by one John Cobbe.
Query 2. Is this author indentic with the philoMinor Queries.
sopher above mentioned ? If not, what is the true “ Lord Stafford mines," c.— The following lines date of the Collectæ Chymice, and what farther is
T.C. appear in A Sermon of Merchants, by Theodore known of these Cobbes ? Parker: « Lord Stafford mines for coal and salt,
“At the Clearing of the Glass." - In the new The Duke of Norfolk deals in malt,
edition of Walton's Life of Donne, I find the folThe Douglas in red herrings;
lowing paragraph, part of a note describing the And noble name, and cultured land,
Earl of Essex's expedition to Cadiz:
“ To inculcate discipline and subordination, and to Are powerless to the notes of hand
impress on his followers the sacredness of their cause, of Rothschild or the Barings.”
Dr. Marbeck records that the Lord Admiral had serCan you inform me whence they are derived ?
vice performed three times a day,- in the morning, in Βολις.
the evening, and at bed time, at the clearinge of the
glasse." Raspberry Plants from Seed found in the Stomach of an ancient Briton.
If one of your readers will explain the above,
he will greatly oblige " There are now growing, in the Botanical Gardens of one of our Universities, raspberry plants which have
Poem on Fiction.— I have lately come into the in raised from seeds discovered some years ago matted possession of a manuscript poem, which I conclude
ir in the form of a ball in the stomach of an unpublished, with the following title:-On Fic
tion. A Colloquial and Familiar Rhapsody, re- Catastrophe. - Arthur Wilson, the historian, garding Prosaic, Poetic, and Dramatic Fiction, by referring (in his Autobiogruphy) to the period Quintin Queerfellow, Gent. It is of between two when he was secretary to the Earl of Essex, says: and three hundred pages of octosyllabic verse, “ The winters wee spent in England. Either at very spiritedly written; with all the “ facility” of Draiton, my lord's grandmother's ; Chartley, his own that measure, and I think, here, not “fatal," very house ; or (at) some of his brother, the Earle of Hertamusing, and by no means uninstructive; giving, ford's houses. Our private sports abroad, hunting; besides general thoughts on the subject, notices of at home, chesse or catastrophe. Our publique sports most of our writers, ancient and modern, and their (and sometimes with great charge and expence) were works. Having some thoughts of publishing it, masks or playes. Wherein I was a contriver both of could you, or any of your correspondents, oblig. words and matter. For as long as the good old ingly tell me the author? to whom, in my opinion, Countesse of Leicester lived (the grandmother to theise it would do no little honour. And it was evidently noble families) her hospitable entertainment was garwritten for publication, though there is nothing in nisht with such, then harmless, recreations." — Peck, it to lead to the cause of its not having appeared ; Desiderata Curiosa
, lib. xii. No. v. chap. vi. sect. 2. most probably the expense.
Can any of your correspondents elucidate the The MS. was bought at an auction at Puttick's term catastrophe in the above passage ? sale-rooms in the spring. M. M.
C. !I. COOPER.
Cambridge. La Gazette de Londres. — Having lately met with a journal styled La Gazette de Londres, Judges' Robes. — During the court ( assize just dated “Lundi 3, jusqu'au Jeudi 6 Mai, 1703, V.S.* held in this town, the judge in the C: swn Court, No. 3830.," permit me to ask, through the me- Lord Campbell, had a robe of scarlet and ermine: dium of the “ N. & Q.," if it were customary to his brother judge in the Nisi Prius, Mr. Justice publish the London Gazette in French at that Wightman, one of plain black. period ? I have never seen but that copy, which Is this distinction caused by the courts in which I have ascertained to be a translation of the they sit, or by their official position as julges? London Gazette of Monday 3rd May to Thursday
A. B. 6th May, 1703, No. 3911. Both are printed by
Liverpool the government printer, Edward Jones, in the Savoy. It will be remarked that they are differ
Minor Queries Answered. ently numbered ; and if one might infer anything from that, it would appear that the English copy Bishop di London, 11713. — Who was Bishop
. had published eighty-one numbers antecedently to London, May 31, 1713?
C. the French version of it.
(Dr. Henry Compton, who died on July 7th, 1713.] Richmond, Surrey.
Peterman. – John Aubrey, in one of his MSS., "Not serve two Masters."
says of Kington Langley, near Chippenham: "Not serve two masters? here's a youth will try it, “ Here was a chapel dedicated to St. Peter. The Would fain serve God, yet give the devil his due ; Revel is still kept (1670) the Sunday after St. Peter's Say grace before he doth a deed of villainy,
day : it is one of the eminentest Feastes in these partes. And give thanks devoutly when 'tis acted.”
Old John Wastefield told me that he had been PeterI shall feel truly obliged if you will inform me
man in the beginning of Her Majesty's Reign." in what play the above lines may be found ? It is probable from the above that the Peterman
J. HAZELTON. was a sort of Master of the Ceremonies at the
Revel. But is there any other instance of the use Chantry Chapels. Many of the small churches of this word, and what is the accurate history of destroyed at the Reformation as “Chantry it?
J. E. J. Chapels” were situated in hamlets remote from the parish church, and were used for public wor
[Phillips and Bailey explain Peter-men as “those ship as chapels of ease. Were any chapels so
who formerly used unlawful engines and arts in catchsituated, i.e. remote from other churches, ever
ing fish in the river Thames." See also Nares' Glosused exclusively as sepulcbral chantries? I have follow coaches and waggons to cut off packages. It
sary. Petermen, in the slang dialect, are those who not met with an instance of the kind. Where can an account of the destroyed chan
appears, however, to have another meaning in the
extract from Aubrey.] tries be seen? Is there any collected account of
W. H. K. Official Costume of the Judges. — Is there any
them published ?
work from which I can obtain information respecting the history of the official costume of the indead
* Le vieux style
LETTERS OF JUNIUS.
of England, especially of the coif, now so much the proof is simple and obvious. In the engraved diminished from its original size? J. H. title-page, the work, professes to have been
“printed by John Wheble, 1771:" but the volumes (For notices of the coif, consult Du Cange, v. Cufa :
contain the letter to Mansfield, not published until Spelman, v. Birretum album, Coifa : Strutt, 237. See also the article Coir in Ency. Metropol., vol. xvii. p. 2: I have shown, until March 3, 1772; and they
Jan. 21, 1772; the Dedication, not published, as which states that much curious matter respecting the degree of the coif will be found in a work by the late conclude with a letter professedly written by and Serjeant Wynne, entitled Observations touching the signed Junius, addressed to Lord Apsley, and Dignity of the Degree of Serjeant-at-Law, 1765. This dated Feb. 1775 ! work, however, is seldom to be met with, as only a few In my opinion, the first volume was a separale copies of it were printed for private circulation.] publication, issued, as professed in the title-page,
in 1771, to which, after March, 1772, the Dedication
was added. The second volume was a distinct Replies.
publication in 1772. It must have been printed after March, 1772, as it contains notes which first
appeared in “the author's edition." The letter (Vol. v., passim.)
of Feb. 1775 is a mystery which I must leave Thanks for referring me to the editions in the others to explain. I first met with it in an edition London Library, which are thus described in the by Wheble, published in 1775.
I could add numberless other proofs that these Catalogue :
volumes are a mere manufacture; but enough, I “ 11944. Junius. The Genuine Letters of, to think, has been said to satisfy the most sceptical, which are prefixed Anecdotes of the Author, 8vo. Piccadilly, 1771. This first spurious edition contains Catalogue of No. 11945 is a mistake, I may as
Having thus shown that the description in the several letters not included in the genuine edition of well ada, though it is of less importance, that
the 1771, or in Woodfall's last edition. The authorship is fathered on Mr, Burke."
account of No. 11944 is equally erroneous. The
edition referred to is certainly not the “ first spu“11945. Junius, the Letters of, First Genuine rious edition,” but, as I believe, the very last that Edition, 2 vols. 12mo.: H. S. Woodfall, London, preceded the publication of the only genuine 1771."
edition, that of 1772. As to what is meant by I was at first disposed to believe that there was “ Woodfall's last edition," the description is too simply a typographical error as to the date of vague to justify comment; for editions have been No. 11945, and that it should have been 1772; printed by H. S. Woodfall, George Woodfall, and hut in the description of No. 11944, it is again the present Mr. Henry Woodfall. Neither is it formally referred to as “the genuine edition of correct to say that it contains many letters not 1771."
included, &c. in Woodfall's last edition ; for it I must confess that I read this description with does not contain a single letter by Junius-except great surprise. I knew, or believed, from Junius's the dozen lines on the Monody, which, being private letters to Woodfall, that the first autho- merely temporary in their character, Junius himrised and acknowledged edition, “the author's self struck out—that is not to be found in every edition" as Junius calls it, was not published in edition published by a Woodfall, and in erery Feb. 1772 (see Private Letters, Nos. 53. 55. 56.); edition of Junius Letters. It contains, indeed, and I happened to know that the following adver- two letters by Draper, which had no business tisement appeared in the Public Advertiser of there, and no way concerned Junius; and an March 2, 1772 :
impudent forgery, prosessing to be a letter from “ The publication of the original and complete edi- the King in reply to Junius. tion of Junius's Letters (printed by H. S. Woodfall,
My attention having been thus drawn to the printer of this paper), with a Dedication, Preface, and subject, I will hereafter, with your permission, Notes, by the Author, will be tomorrow at noon, price say a few words and ask a few questions respecting half a guinea, in two volumes, sewed."
these early piratical editions,—the editions which
preceded “the author's" of 1772. This will be A reference to the copy in the London Library, the more readily excused, considering how little soon cleared up the mystery. It is all a mistake. information we have on the subject; and that, as The edition was not published by Woodfall at all, I believe, there is not one of these editions of this but by Wheble, whose name appears in the title- British classic, as Junius is called, to be found in pageIt is not therefore the first genuine edition," but one of the many spurious or pirated edi.
our great national library, the British Museum. tions. It is not even what perhaps I may be allowed to call “ a genuine spurious" edition, but a manu. factured copy made up of many editions. Of this
VARIATIONS IN COPIES OF THE SECOND FOLIO
FRANCES, DUCHESS OF SUFFOLK, AND ADRIAN the noblemen, county justices, and others, on their STOKES.
visits to the town, it would seem to indicate that (Vol. vi., p. 128.)
he must have led, probably from policy, a very re.
tired life. For the information of A. S. A. (Wuzzeerabad), Thomas Stokes, Esq., of New Parks, recently I forward the following particulars respecting High Sheriff of the county, is, I believe, a lineal Adrian Stokes, which will principally be found in descendant of the same family. Potter's Charnwood Forest, p. 79. :
In the article on “Springs and Wells, &c.," “ The Duchess, after the death of her husband (be- p. 152. (No. 146.), read Fosse Road for Vosse headed February 23rd, 1553–4, for his share in raising Road.
LEICESTRIENSIS. his daughter Lady Jane to the throne), underwent almost incredible hardships, but afterwards enjoyed much tranquillity and domestic happiness, at Beauinanor (in this county), in a second matrimonial connexion with
EDITION OF SHAKSPEARE, 1632. Mr. Adrian Stocks, who had been her Master of the
(Vol. vi., p. 141.) Horse. "
MR. COLLIER has had so much practice, and They were married March 1st, 1554-5.
such long experience in the collation of the various " This alliance, though censured by some as beneath old editions of Shakspeare, that I bave no doubt her dignity, has been praised by others for its policy, as he has taken the due precaution of examining, by providing for her own security; which, from her near means of a powerful magnifier, the passages in his relationship to the Crown, might, in case of an equal corrected copy of the second folio, in which he match, have been disturbed. The Duchess died in states that it differs from all the other copies he 1559, in three years after which Mr. Stocks obtained, has consulted. It is with considerable hesitation, by letters patent from Elizabeth, a new lease of twenty- therefore, that I venture to state the result of an one years of her Highness's manor of Beaumanor.. Mr. Stocks had a daughter (who died an infant) by throw a shade of doubt upon the subject,
examination of several copies which may seem to the Duchess; and about 1571, when he was returned as one of the members for the county, he took, for his
I have three copies of the second folio in my second wife, Dame Anne, widow of Sir Nicholas possession, which, for the convenience of reference, Throckmorton, Knt."
I shall designate by the letters W, S, and H. In In 1558, a George Stokes was one of the Knights refers, when
all of these, the passages to which MR. COLLIER
bjected to the test of a magnifying of the Shire for this county.
glass, give results at variance with his statement. "Mr. Stocks died in 1586 (Nov. 30th), leaving his In Measure for Measure, p. 70. col. 2. line 8 from brother William, then aged sixty, his heir."
bottom, the copy H reads unequivocally Other particulars will be found in Nichols's “ For thine owne bowels which doe call thee, fire." Leicestershire, vol. iii. pp. 144-146., and Dug. The copy S has been tampered with, the inner dale's Warwickshire, vol. p. 113.
By the following extracts, which I have made part of the cross line of the “f” has been scratelied from the Chamberlain's accounts of this borough out, and the comma at thee removed to the end of for the year 1576-7, it will be seen that he was at
The that time one of the Commissioners of the Musters been carefully corrected throughout in a neat old
copy. W is in its original binding, and bas
hand, which, from some evidences in the volume, “ The charges for the soldyars trayned.
d. may be safely considered of the date of the close Inprimis, paid to Nedeham, the smyth, 1
of the seventeenth century. The conjectural
} for ij calevers .
readings are numerous, and some of them I have Itm, på to the tenne psones appoynted
had the pleasure to find confirmatory of my own. for soldyars to be trayned, at there
This volume I have but recently acquired. The firste going to Melton to be trayned >xxvj viij line in question is corrected by the erasure of the there jij dayes to geyther, eu'ye of them alowed viijd. a daye
fin fire, and the substitution of a capital S.
In the other passage, King Richard II., p. 26. Itin of Sondaye, the xxiijrd of June,
col. 2. line 21., the copy W reads clearly, geven to the said ten psones towardes
“ The flye flow hours,” &c.* there charges att Loughborowe, then
The inner part of the cross-line of the s, though being sente to St George Hastings, Knight, & to Adrian Stookes, Esquier
short, is quite evident to the naked eye. This is the only instance in which I have met * In my edition of Shakspeare, I have printed “ The with his name in these accounts; and, as it was fly-slow hours” as conveying an image highly beautiful
for this county.
customary fon havotion toont wine to
In the other two copies this part of the cross- and the word being printed as it is with a capital line of the f is not so visible to the naked eye, but letter, raises a doubt whether you Herd could when magnified is distinctly seen to have been possibly have been a mistake for unheard. The bent and broken off by an accident at press. speech, interrupted and broken by passion, as it
I feel it incumbent upon me to let MR. COLLIER now stands seems to me more satisfactory. know that there are variations in the copies of the But in these matters how difficult it is to prosecond folio as well as in the first; corrections pose any change which shall carry universal evidently made while the book was at press; but assent! I thought, with many others, the subthe printer certainly outdoes the negligence of him stitution of Bisson Multitude for Bosom Multiwho put forth the first folio.
plied a happy emendation, yet we find that one If Mr. Collier will turn to Love's Labour's strenuous dissentient voice is raised against it : Lost, p. 143. col. 2. line 38., he will find a passage “ Non equidem invideo ; miror magis." which, in the copies W and H in my possession, is thus given :
The majority on this occasion may be in the “ If this austere unsociable life,
wrong, for I heard a defeated candidate at the late Change not you offer made in heate of blood : election declare that the minority were generally If frosts, and fasts, hard lodging, and thine weeds right!
S. W. SINGER. Nip not the gaudy blossomes of your Love,”
Mickleham, Aug. 18. 1852. Which in copy S is properly corrected by the printer thus:
The following are the readings in a copy of the
folio edition of Shakspeare, 1632, in my possession. “ If this austere insociable life,
The first is Measure for Measure, Act III. Sc. I.: Change not your offer made in heate of blood : If frosts, and fasts, hard lodging and thin weedes
in my copy the reading is, Nip not the gaudy blossomes of your Love."
Friend hast thou none.
For thine own bowels which do call thee, fire Again, in Much Ado about Nothing, p. 119. col. 1.
The meere effusion of thy proper loynes, line 10., copies W and S have “righthly," copy H
Do curse the gout,” &c. corrects “rightly;" and in the same column, line
The second passage is thus printed in my copy, 10 from bottom, W and S have “ It thank," H
Richard II., Act I. Sc. 3. : corrects" I thank." The pagination of the second folio is very con
“ The slye flow hours shall not determinate fused and incorrect; the mistakes are too numerous
The datelesse limit of thy deer exile :" to mention, but in one instance I find it corrected. You will observe the word is printed “flye" In copy S, Love's Labour's Lost, the page which with the final e, and the word dear is printed should be 123 is 132; this is remedied in the “deer.” Mine is a very clean, well-printed copy, other two copies, which have it rightly 132. and the type remarkably distinct and clear.
There are probably many other instances of va- It may be proper, however, to state, that alriation which a closer examination would develope. though I have always considered my folio to be Mr. COLLIER is doubtless aware of the lines re- the edition of 1632, having purchased it as such peated in pp. 171. and 196., and of the numerous about twenty years ago, when it had that date letother sphalmata which disfigure this volume. tered on the back, yet it has not the original and
It is singular that I should, just at this moment, genuine title-page, but instead thereof one beauhave met with a copy of the second folio, which, tifully executed with a pen : like Mr. Collier's, has been carefully corrected throughout, and it may not be unsatisfactory to
SHAKESPEARE'S him to know that the passage in Coriolanus,
COMEDIES, “ You Heard of Byles and Plagues,"
HISTORIES, & has not escaped the MS. corrector, who has deleted you, and reads,
[Here is inserted the Portrait by Dræshout.] “ A Heard of Byles and Plagues." It however appears to me that these anonymous
Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount. corrections must stand upon their own intrinsic I once had an opportunity of comparing it
, merits, and I cannot consider the correction “un. rather hastily, with one which professed to be the heard of boils, &c." so undoubted that I could say third edition, and I was struck with their exact of it, with Mr. COLLIER,
" this must be right. resemblance in many particulars. ird is the way in which herd is spelt in other Perhaps MR. COLLIER may be able to determine it occurs again in Act III. Sc. 1., where whether my copy be indeed the edition of 1632,
or favour me with some certain criteria for settling " Are these your Heard ?”