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Scotland, and to have been once, if not twice, Tib. A. iii. p. 63. Nor did it cease with them, at married in that country. The date of her emi- least as to the Sun, for in The Vision of Pierce gration was also stated. Unfortunately, I did not Ploughman (Pass. XVIII. fol. c. b. edit. 1550) we make any memorandum of the particulars, as I read: took it for granted that the obituary notice would
“ And lo how the sunne gan lacke her light in herselfe have been copied into the English and Scotch
When she see Him suffer," &c. papers, and its correctness investigated. Strange to say, it seems to have escaped the caterers for
Grimm (Deut. Mythol. p. 664.) tells us that, in the English newspapers, although the death of a
some parts of Germany, people were wont to speak person said to be about 103, which occurred about of “Frau Sonne" and " fierr Mond," and be the same time, “ went the rounds." Reference to quotes the popular saying, “ Frau Sonne geht zu a file of American papers for March last, would, rast und gnaden.". He also remarks that, at SalI dare say, enable any person interested in the zach, “ Hér Mán” is in everybody's mouth when
COWGILL. matter to make the necessary inquiries. I believe referring to the Moon. that accurate registries have been kept in Scotland from a much earlier period than that of this lady's p. 61.). – Sir Edward Coke is wrong; not King
The Royal “ We" (Vol. v., p. 489.; Vol. vi., alleged birth.
E. H. D. D. John, but Richard Cæur de Lion, was the first of At Barton, a village not far from Richmond in
our monarchs who adopted this imperial style, as Yorkshire, is a monument in memory of Mar
the following example proves : garet (Hebburne), first the wife of R. Dods- “ Ricardus Dei Gratia Rex Anglie, Dux Normanie, worth, Esq., and then of Col. H. Chaytor. She Aquitanie, Comes Andegavie, Archiepiscopis, &c. saw three centuries, being born in 1598 and Salutem. Sciatis nos concessisse civibus nostris Nordying in 1704. I am indebted for this notice to
wicensibus, &c. CONCESSIMUS etiam eis, &c. Quare Longstaffe's Richmondshire, an exceedingly well- VOLUNOS et firmiter PRECIPIMUS, &c. Data apud Po digested book, which, by the way, contains some Episcopi, Cancellarii nostri, quinto Die Maii, Regai
tesmutam, per manus W. de Longo-campo, Elyen. weather rhymes and sayings with regard to places
nostri anno Quinto,” i. e. 5th May, 1193. to which I would invite a reference. COWGILL.
Henry II., in his charter to the city, ann. 1182, Sex of the Moon and Sun (Vol. V., p. 468. ; uses the form, “Sciatis me concessisse. Vol. vi., p. 61.). — Are your correspondents aware Quare volo et firmiter precipio," &c. See Blomethat the Moon was formerly considered to be of field's History of Norwich, fol. 1741, pp. 24. 26. the masculine gender, and the Sun of the feminine ? Coke was Recorder of Norwich, and it is strange Such, however, was the case in all the ancient that he should have made this mistake, as the Teutonic languages, as it was in the old Norse. above-recited charter, the original of which is still In the Völu-spá it is said:
in a perfect state, must, one would suppose,
hare " But the Sun had not yet learned to trace
come under bis notice. The path that conducts to her dwelling place: To the Moon arrived not was the hour
Etymology of Sycophant (Vol. vi., p. 151.).—
. When he should exert his mystic pow'r:
The etymology you quote from Brande is the Nor to the Stars was the knowledge given,
common one, and supported by old authorities ; To marshal their ranks o'er the fields of heaven.” but it agrees very ill with either of the meanings In the Prose Edda, also, it is stated, that “there
assigned to the word culumniator or flatterer. I was formerly a man named Mundilfari, who had
have never met the word in any other sense than two children, so lovely and graceful, that he called of holy things, may not sycophant be a speaker of
a mean flatterer. As hierophani is an announcer the male Máni (Sw.mắne, Dan. maane, Mæso-Goth. words sweet and luscious as figs ? ména, Alemann. máno), and the female Súl, who sugared words, honied tongue, an Athenian might
As we say was espoused to a man named Glenur." These two children the gods “placed in the heavens,
say a sycophant. and let Sól drive the horses that draw the car of Blindman's Holiday (Vol. v., p. 587.).—W.HC, the Sun, whilst Máni was set to guide the Moon in has inquired respecting this expression. Lord his course, and regulate his increasing and waning Bolingbroke used to say that on any important aspect.
point he always liked to “consult' a sensible There is a curious note on this subject by woman," and one may do so with advantage on Sharon Turner (Hist
. Ang. Sax., edit
. 1823, vol. i. almost any affair. I therefore asked a lady what P: 213.), in which it is shown that the same pecu- she thought about "Blindman's Iloliday," and I firrity existed in Arabia, Hindustan, amongst the think she has given the clue to the origin of the ribbees, and elsewhere, as well as with our own expression. She told me that in early life she !o-Saxon progenitors, of whose usage in this remembered well a dependent female relative, that ct he cites examples from Cotton Mss., was an inmate of her father's house, but who could
scarcely ever be got to make herself useful with author; but the second line begins “ Sed vitam the needlework of the family, on the plea that her faciunt.” The lines have been thus translated by eyesight was bad, though it was noticed that on Darwin : particular occasions she could see keenly enough. • Wine, women, warmth against our lives combine ; The children, therefore, used to say that aunty But what is life without warmth, women, wine? pretended blindness that she might always keep
A. B. M. holiday, and do no work. Now the blind from Wootton. their infirmity are of course in general exempted from labour, and in this view always keep holiduy;
Snike (Vol. vi., p. 36.). - Manifestly a typoand when the twilight hour comes, when those that graphical error for sinke. A parallel may be can work, or read, &c., can no longer see to do so, found in “N. & Q." (Vol. vi., p. 55.), in the Minor it is Blindman's Holiday to them, and they of ne. Query“ Cambridge Disputations," where ist is cessity rest accordingly. AMBROSE FLORENCE. printed instead of sit : “Sed igitur e ist F; ergo
valeat consequentia, et argumentum.
' Travelling Expenses at the Close of the Seventeenth
FABER FERRARIUS. Century. - Coaches (Vol. vi., pp. 51. 98.). - The Dublin, statement given under the former title is manitestly absurd; it is either some egregious blunder,
Venice Glasses (Vol. vi., p. 76.). – or a hoax on your contributor. The following “ Gazul and Subit, two Egyptian weeds (growing in extract from Chamberlayne's State of England for the sands where the Nile arrives not), being burnt to 1692 (and I believe the same account is given in ashes and sent to Venice, make the finest chrystal carlier editions, but 1692 is the earliest I have at glasscs.” – An English Dictionary by E. Coles, Schoolhand) gives an official statement of the expense master and Teacher of the Tongue to Foreigners, London, and mode of travelling in those days, by those printed, &c., 1717. tvho did not travel with their own horses, and will
METOAUO. show that stage coaches were of a much earlier
Fell Family (Vol. iii., p. 142. ; Vol. iv., p. 256.). date than is assigned to them in W. H. C.'s article
The only known descendant of Judge Fell of on “Coaches,” in your No. 144., p.
Swarthmore Hall, is, I am informed, a Mr. Abra“ Moreover, if any gentleman desire to ride post to hams, druggist, Bold Street, Liverpool. My inany principal town in England, post-horses are always formant also states that Fell of Brycliff was no in readiness (taking no horse without the consent relation of the Chancellor.
J. R. Relrox. of his owner), which in other kings' reigns was not duly observed ; and only 3d. is demanded for every Bitter Beer (Vol. vi., p. 72.).- I find in ParkEnglish mile, and for every stage to the post-boy 4d.
hurst's Heb. Ler., sub voce 770, St. Jerome, Epist. for conducting. Besides this excellent convenience of conveying letters and men on horse-back, there is of ad Nepotianum, quoted as saying, that in Hebrew late such an admirable commodiousness, both for men “ any intoxicating liquor is called sicera, whether and women of better rank, to travel from London to made of corn, the juice of apples, honey, dates, or almost any town of England, and to almost all the any other fruit." It is clear, therefore, that sicera villages near this great city, that the like has not been does occasionally mean beer, and it is in Scripture known in the world, and that is by stage coaches, set generally in opposition to wine. Can it be wherein one may be transported to any place, sheltered shown ever to mean alcohol ? In my former Note from foul weather and foul ways, free from endamaging these references were not given : one's health or body by hard jogging or over-violent motion ; and this not only at a low price, as about a
“Lupo salictario Germani.”
Plinii Hist. Nat., xxi. 15. shilling for every five miles, but with velocity and speed, as that the posts in some foreign countries make And the quotation from Herodotus, Euterpe, 77. not more miles in a day; for the stage-coaches called Also, for confectum read confectam. W. FRASER.
Flying-coaches' make forty or fifty miles in a day; as from London to Oxford or Cambridge, and that in the Salt Box (Vol. vi., p. 54. .-J. Wn. will find space of twelve hours, not counting the time for dining, the dissertation he alludes to in the Museum, p. 26., setting forth not too early nor coming in too late.”. published March 31, 1838, under the head - MetaChamberlayne's Present State, 1692, Part ii. p. 206. physics." Porson has the credit of the producAnd I find this same notice continued in all the edi- tion as a specimen of college examination. tions of the work down to 1748, the last I happen to
J. EBFF. have. The later editions add, that these coaches Bolt Court, Fleet Street. perform sometimes 70, 80, or 100 miles, to
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