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library of Trinity College, Dublin ; and I shall year” I cannot say, and I know no particular have much pleasure in verifying any passages in it reason why it should. which he may point out.

TyRO. The cause of the harvest moons being longer Dublin.

visible than any other is, that the moon's orbit is

different from the plane of the ecliptic. The moon Whipping of Women in England (Vol. vi., is never full in the signs of Pisces and Aries but pp. 174. 281.). Extracts from the accounts of in our harvest months ; at this time the difference ihe constables of Great Staughton, Huntingdon in the time of her rising is little more than two shire :

hours in seven days. When the moon is in the "(1699.) Pa in charges, taking up a dis

opposite signs of Virgo and Libra, the difference tracted woman, watching her,

in the time of the moon's rising in seven days is and whipping her next day . 0 8 6 eight hours. So that when the moon approaches [1711.) Spent on nurse, London, for

her full in harvest, she rises with less difference searching the woman, to see

of time each night, and so more immediately after if she was with child, before

sunset than at any other time of the year. she was whipped, 3 of them.

In Ferguson's Astronomy, think a detailed Pa Tho. Hawkins for whipping

account of the “Harvest Moon” will be found, if 2 people ye had the small-pox 0 0 8

E. A. S. wishes to have further information on the (1714] Pa for watching victualls and

subject. I have endeavoured to answer his Query drink for Ma. Mitchell as concisely as I could.

J. S. S. ps for whipping her (1718.] pa for whipping Goody Barry 00 00 04."

De Laudibus Sanctæ cis" (Vol. vi., p. 61.).

JOSEPH Rix. - In the several articles on this subject I am surSt. Neots.

prised that the ill-fated Savonarola's volume, TriWorks of the Learned" (Vol.vi., p. 271.).-M.,

unphus Crucis, first published at Florence in p

1492, has been omitted, both on account of the who inquires for an account of English literary

theme and the author, of whom I think it right to periodicals, will find the desired information in a paper by Samuel Parkes, author of the well remark, that although the fatal victim to the preknown Chemical Catechism and Chemical Essays. live and sensitive body, that was committed to the

judices of the period (1498), it was his dead, not His bibliographical paper has this title: “An Account of the Periodical Literary Journals which fames, for he had been previously strangled, as were published in Great Britain and Ireland, from randola, the famous universal scholar, the friend,

distinctly stated by his biographer, Picus Mithe Year 1681, to the Commencement of the Monthly Review in the Year 1749," and was pub

too, of the unfortunate Dominican. (See Vita lished in the Quarterly Journal of Science, Litera- calcem.) Although happily much rarer in Eng

Hieronymi Savonarola, Paris, 1674, 12mo., ad ture, and the Arts, vol. xiii. pp. 36—60. and 289—

land and other Protestant countries, these immo312. In this, which is a nearly complete account, lations yet stain their records; and the principle Mr. Parkes describes thirty-one distinct literary journals previous to the Monthly Review. The from our statute book, until 1678, when that en

was not formally renounced, or the law ejected thirtieth is the Literary Journal, published in Dublin, 1744 to 1749, which deserves notice, not

titled De Hæretico Comburendo was repealed;

but the halter, if not the stake, was the too freonly as an Irish production, but as filling up the chasm between the discontinuation of the octavo quent infliction of religious dissent. Of these History of the Works of the Learned in 1743, and sometimes said, should be effaced.

aberrations of the human mind, the memory, it is the commencement of the Monthly Review in 1749. It is now very rare. The library of Trinity College,

“ Excidet illa dies ævo, nec postera credant Dublin, possesses only an imperfect copy; but

Sæcula ! nos certe taceamus; et obruta multa there is a complete one in Archbishop Marsh's

Nocte tegi propria patiamur crimina gentis.” Library, St. Patrick's, Dublin. The Irish Quar

Statius, Sylva, v. terly Review, No. VII. (for September, 1852), sup

But I think that they should be held rather in plies much interesting information as to this little vivid recollection as deterrent warnings

, “Tristia Arterus. ad recordationem exempla; sed ad præcavendum

simile utili documento sint," as we read in Livy, lib. xxiv. cap. 8.

J.R. (Cork.) Harvest Moon (Vol. vi., p. 271.).— It is true that the moons during harvest are longer visible Furye Family (Vol. vi., pp. 175. 255.). — Your than during any other part of the year,--one of correspondent W. R., Surbiton, has obligingly them more so than any other. For this there is furnished me with an answer to one part of my

Whether or not the harvest moon inquiry, as to the wife of Captain Furye (for *appears larger than at any other part of the which I thank him), but he does not state what

known periodical.

Dublin.

good reason.

a

a

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was the maiden name of that lady. If he, or any under which John Wesley preached his last openother of your correspondents, could give me in air sermon.

J. Ta. formation on that point, it would be duly esteemed. Kennington.

JAYTEE.

I first heard the statement of the age of the Mummies in Germany (Vol. vi., pp. 53. 205.).— linden-tree at Freyburg, on the spot, as a well A. A. refers to the church on the Kreutzberg, near authenticated tradition ; and I observe it is Bonn, where the dead monks are shown as dry as mentioned in the Conversations-Lexicon, article mummies.

“ Freyburg," without a doubt of its accuracy. At St. Thomas, in Strasburg, there are the

AGMOND. bodies of a Count Nassau Saarmerden, and his daughter, in a shrivelled state, having been kept The road MR. Hodges mentions is a continuation

Roman Road in Berkshire (Vol. vi., p. 271.).— above a century.

I have also seen a head of a woman of the Bra- of that which, under the name of the Devil's Ditch, zilian aborigines, whose features were quite per- or Gryme's Dyke, passes from Buckinghamshire fect, though dried up, with jet black hair between through a corner of Oxfordshire, and, crossing the four and five feet long, and supposed to be five Thames near Wallingford into Berkshire, is conhundred years old at the least.

AGMOND.

tinued in the direction which Mr. H. describes.

On the Oxford side of the Thames, between MongeA far larger collection of these than that at well and Nuffield, it extends for about two miles, Kreutzberg exists at a Capuchin convent near Pa. a double bank with a deep trench between. It is lermo. Here the bodies are placed in a series of marked in the Ordnance Map, and I see that it is niches in a subterranean cloister ; out of which indicated in Walker's map also. It is, I believe, they hang, horribly grotesque, in every variety of the Ikenield Way, but there is some doubt reattitude. Besides the bodies of members of the specting it. In the excellent Map of Ancient order, there are those of others who have chosen to Britain

published by the Society for the Diffusion be buried in their habit ; ladies too, dressed in every of Useful Knowledge, the Ikenield Street (under sort of finery, and carefully placed standing or lying the name of the West Ridge) is made to cross the behind glass or wires. In one place a number of Thames a few miles below Wallingford, i. e. near children form a sort of cornice to the vault; in Streatley. Your correspondent has doubtless in another they are preserved in glass cases like his “country walks" in the neighbourhood come stuffed birds. Besides these, the floor is half upon the traces of its prolongation westward along covered with piles of coffins of all shapes and the summit of the Ilsley Downs, and away to the colours, duly ticketed with the names of their range of the White Horse ?

J. TH. occupants. The process by which the bodies are Kennington. preserved is said to be simply the enclosing them for six months in an air-tight cell, after which

St. Augustinus " De Musica" (Vol. v., p. 584.; period the cell is opened, and they are found com

Vol. vi., p. 88.).—St. Augustine's treatise is chiefly pletely mummified.

CHEVERELLS.

on the laws of versification, but interspersed with

such observations on the nature of consonances, as In your 142nd Number I find stated, that the show him to have been very well skilled in the bodies of certain monks in a church on the Rbine science of music as then practised. It may be have been preserved, as it is thought, by the found in the Basel edition of his works, 1569, " peculiar character of the atmosphere.” They tom. i. p. 310. ; and in the Antwerp edition, 1700, are described as soft as in life, but of a brownish tom. i. p. 329. Two ancient MSS. of the De hue. I have recently seen seven bodies in St. Musica of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries Michan's Church, Dublin, which are preserved are preserved in the British Museum, Royal MS. solely by natural causes peculiar to the vaults of 11. È. xi., and Harl. MS. 5248. that church, perhaps in common with those exist- The Bodleian Library is said to contain a MS. ing in the church of Kreutzberg alluded to by tract on music by St. Augustine, different from your correspondents; and, as I see, the same is the “six books" which form the above-named observed in a church at Bordeaux.

treatise.

EDWARD F. RIMBAULT. In the vaults of St. Michan's Church, however, the bodies are not soft, but dry, and the skin Raspberry Plants (Vol. vi., p. 222.). - Some rather hard like parchment, and of a brownish eight or ten years since, in one of my summer excolour.

C. F. M. cursions, I fell in with the proprietor of some ex

tensive nursery and garden grounds, who told me Remarkable Trees (Vol. vi., p. 254.). - On the that a year or two before he had been present at west side of the churchyard of Winchelsea, Sus- the opening of a tumulus, wherein lay the skeleton sex, is a wide-spreading ash, which the inhabitants of a young person; that towards the lower part of

that interesting old town point out as the tree the back bone a lump of something was discovered

which, upon examination, he pronounced to be a from Fuller's Worthies, if you think it worth inmass of raspberry seeds. He took some or all of serting : them with him, saved them, and obtained a crop “ Iohannes PrIDeaVXVs EpIsCop Vs? of raspberry plants. So far I believe my memory

1650." VVIgornIæ MortyVs est

S to be correct, but further it fails me. I cannot

E. H. A. find the memorandum I made at the time, and now forget the locality.

Spur Sunday (Vol. vi., p. 242.). — The verb I think, however, that the nursery grounds were "spur" is the one almost invariably used in Yorknear Southampton, and that the facts were re- shire to denote the publication of "banns of marcorded in the local papers.

E. H. riage.” To put in the spurrings (? speerings or The Book of Destinies (Vol. vi., p. 245.). - The publish the banns ; " to be spurred up” is to

askings) is to give notice to the clergyman to work inquired after by Cyrus REDDING is the have had the banns published for three Sundays. Cymbalum Mundi of Bonaventure Des Periers. Mr. Hunter, in his Glossary of Hallamshire The English translation was, I think, made from

Words, says: the French edition published by Prosper Marchand. I have a copy, but it is mislaid.

“ To spurr is an old English word, equivalent to In 1841, a selection from the works of Des ask. In one of the Martin Marprelate tracts, an interPeriers, including the Cymbalum Mundi, with a

locutor in a dialogue says, ' I pray you, Mr. Vicker, let key, and biographical and bibliographical notices,

me spurre a question to you, if I may be so bold.'” was published by Gosselin, Rue St. Germain des Again, in Lillie's Mother Bombie : Prés, Paris.

R. J. R.

“I'll be so bold as spur her what might a body call

her name." Gradus ad Parnassum (Vol. vi., p. 233.).

J. EASTWOOD. Barbier (Dict.) says that this work is by“ Le Père

Ecclesfield, Sheffield. Aler, Jesuite.

R. J. R. " Lord Stafford mines" (Vol. vi., p. 222.).

Statuta Exoniæ (Vol. vi., p. 198.). - In the 14

Edw. I. a statute of this kind was passed, but no “Lord Stafford mines for coal and salt,

heading to it among the obsolete acts; and imThe Duke of Norfolk deals in malt," &c.

mediately afterwards follows its provisions, under See Alnwick Castle, a Poem, by Fitz-Greene

the term “ Articuli Statuti Exoniæ." Halleck, the American poet.

MSS.

There may have been other statutes passed at

Exeter about the same period, which might give Epigram by Owen (Vol. vi., pp. 191. 280.).- rise to the term “Statutes of Exeter.” The only J. R. Ř. would have been at no loss “to what and one I have seen occurs in the collection of public whom” his first epigram refers, had it not escaped statutes, published, with an index and appendix, in his recollection that Charles I. of Spain took for 1786, by the Queen's Printers, but, as before obhis device the pillars of Hercules, with the motto served, there may have been other statutes passed “Plus ultra" (in contradistinction to the “ Nihil at that place which have not come under my ultra" of the ancients), in allusion to the discovery notice.

JOHN NURSE CHADWICK. of the New World, which the covetous man seeks in his eager desire to participate in the "diggings," heard from an old Hanoverian that the name of

The Boiled Pig(Vol. vi., p. 101.). — I have

J. Penzance.

the author of this poem was Lloydd. I wished to

have seen a copy of the poem, in which, perhaps, Episcopal Sees (Vol. iii., pp. 168. 409.). — The you can assist me.

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