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Replies to Minar Queries. tions for the reception of * the noble duke his master.” I may mistake Mr. SINGER's notion,

The Chevalier St. George (Vol. v., p. 610.). and I should, of course, be most unwilling to mis- J. W. H. does not mention among the printed represent him. My opinion is, and was when I works which he has consulted, The Decline of the printed the passage in question, that “ dispatch,” Last Stuarts, Extracts from the Despatches of with a period after it, related to what was to be British Envoys to he Secretary of State, printed done with Edgar, if he were captured that if for the Roxburghe Club, London, 1843. The caught and found he should be executed; for volume is elited by Lord Mahon from the ori

Spes. what otherwise can be the meaning of the line in ginals at the State Paper Office. a subsequent part of Gloster's speech, about — Like a fair Lily," 8c. (Vol. v., p. 539.). —

« Bringing the murderous coward to the stake.” “ Like a lily on a river floating, I cannot at all concur in Mr. Singer's proposal

She floats upon the river of his thoughts." to read “And found” unfoun:d ; for, as I huinbly This quotation is from Longfellow's Spanish conceive, what Gloster intends to say is, that Student, Act II. Sc. 3. In a note the author says Edgar should not remain uncaught; and that this expression is from Dante : when found he should be dispatched. If “ Dis

“ Si che chiaro patch" applied to preparations for the reception Per esser scenda della mente il fiume." of the Duke of Cornwall, how happens it that we Byron has also used the expression, though the hear no more of them, and that he and Regan author does not recollect in which of his poeins. walk in just afterwards without ceremony ? Be

H.C. sides, we may easily imagine that Gloster, at the moment he hears of Edgar's parricidal purpose, -Permit me to inform W. S. where he

Roses all that's fair adorn" (Vol. v., p. 611.). would be in no mood to think of preparations.

may

find

6. Roses all that's fair adorn, It will be observed that, according to any inter

Rosy-fiuger'd is the morn; pretation of Gloster's language, the word “dis

Rosy-arm'd the nymphs are seen, patch" ought rather to be dispatchd:

Rosy-skinn d is Beauty's queen,” &c.
Let him fly far;

I have it in Newberry's small volume of the Not in this land shall he remain uncaught; Art of Poetry; it is an alınost literal translation And found, disputch'd..

of an ode of Anacreon by Charles Wesley, of If I am right, I have no merit in this suggestion, which I possess two copies; one of which is at because the preceding quotation is given precisely W.'s service, a line from whom will be immediately in that form, and with that punctuation, in my attended to.

Robr. BROWNING. manuscript-corrected folio of 1632; and it is one 28. Chepstow Place, Bayswater. of the emendations in King Lear, which tends to clear away difficul ies, and to render our great several estates in this county which were formerly

Frebord (Vol. v., pp. 595. 620.). — There are dramatist's meaning indisputable.

I have the highest respect for MR: SINGER's parks; they have tor many years been broken up, judgment on such questions, and I hope he will and cultivated: the proprietors of these old parks coincide with me in the above reailing, as well as

claim

a space extending eight feet six inches in in many others to be contained in the voluine I width on the outside of the boundary fences, which am at this moment busily engaged in preparing, space is locally called a deer-leap. Whether the I may be allowed to add, that my corrected folio explanation of this term given by your correconfirms the change he has proposed in the first spondent Kr. is the correct one, I'am unable to line of Act IV. of King Lear :

say; but here it is generally understood to be a * Yet better thus unknown to be contemn'd,

space left on the outside of the boundary, to enThan still contemnd and flatter'd. To be worst;" &c.

able the proprietor to repair bis fences without

trespassing on his neighbour's lands. My folio, however, makes a further emendation,

WILLIAM LEGG. by substituting yes for “yet:" as if Edgar entered Lewes. continuing a soliloquy he had commenced before Ireland's Freedom from Reptiles (Voli vii, he made his appearance :

p. 490.).-A pamphlet of Dean Swift's, Considera“ Yes; better thus unknown to be contemu'd," &c.

tions aboul maintaining the Poor, without date, Such

appears to me to be the true text; but if | but assigned to 1726, amongst other grievances I am in error, I shall at any time be bappy to be complains of the practice of insuring houses in set right, especially by Mr. Singer.

English ofices:
J. Payne COLLIER. “A third (abuse] is the Insurance Office against

fire, by which several thousand pounds are yearly re-
mitted to England (a trifle it seems we can easily

spare), and will gradually increase till it comes to a the hero of the above-mentioned piece (Mr. Affable good national tax; for the society-marks upon our Hawk) say as follows: houses (under which might properly be written • The

Hawk. An ambitious bachelor may get on; but Lord have mercy upon us!') spread faster than a

married, he has no chance. The great Bacon said, colony of frogs.One of Swift's editors thus explains the allu- tages to fortune. In other words, has pawned his

• The man who has a wife and children, has given hossion :

whole existence."- Act I. “ About the beginning of the eighteenth century Dr. Gwythers, a Physician and Fellow of Trinity

The Game of Speculation has been admirably College, Dublin, brought over with him a parcel of adapted to the English stage by Mr. Slingsby frogs from England to Ireland, in order to propagate Lawrence, from the French of De Balzac. It was the species in that kingdom, and threw them into the performed at the Lyceum Theatre, together with ditches of the University Park, but they all perished. the spectacular burlesque of The Prince of Happy Whereupon he sent to England for some bottles of the Land, every night from Christmas 1851 to Easter frogspawn, which he threw into those ditches, by which 1852; the play-bill during that period requiring he succeeded in his design. However, their number no change. This circumstance has been stated, in was so small in the year 1720 that a frog was nowhere one of our leading monthly magazines, to be unto be seen, except in the neighbourhood of the Uni- paralleled in theatrical annals; and on this account versity Park. But within six or seven years after, is perhaps worthy of a note. they spread thirty, forty, or fifty miles over the country,

CUTHBERT BEDE, B. A, and so at last over the whole nation.”

This seems to be the true origin of the intro- Docking Horses (Vol. v., p. 611.). - Youatt, in duction of frogs, though some have ascribed it to his history of the Horse, describes the way in which the troops which the Prince of Orange brought to the operation of docking is performed, but gives no Ireland with him. Losgán and Cnadán are the clue whatever as to the time when the practice Irish words for this animal. Mr. Cleland was the was first introduced. It is, however, believed that gentleman whom I alluded to as having introduced it came into vogue in the early part of the last the six snakes. Mr. Bell (Hist. of Brit. Rept., century, as its strangeness provoked the observaLond. 1839), asserts that the Lacerta agilis is to tion of Voltaire, when he was in England about be found in Ireland.

EIRIONNACH. 1725, and produced the following epigram from

his satirical

pen: Portrait of George Fox (Vol. v., p. 464.). -I

“ Vous, fiers Anglois, et barbares que vous êtes, possess an engraving of George Fox's portrait, inserted in his Journal, with the following inscription:

Coupent les tères à vos rois, et les queues à vos bêtes;

Mais les François plus polis, et aimant les loix, “ George Fox, ætat. 30, founder of the sect of Laissent les queues à leurs bêtes, et les têtes à leurs people called Quakers, from the original painting by rois." Honthorst, done in the year 1654, now in the possession of Thomas Clio Rickman."

The fifth edition of Bailey's Dictionary (1731),

which is the earliest to which I have access, menHe has a broad-brimmed felt hat and a cloak. tions the practice ; but if your Querist Tail would His eyes and hands are turned upwards.

consult the earliest editions, and should find it BONSALL.

omitted, he may fairly conclude that he has made Punch and Judy (Vol. V., p. 610.).— I am a some approximation to the period when it was reader of “N. & Q." certainly " not aware that first introduced. Punch and Judy is a corruption" of Pontius cum The reason for the operation was probably only Judæis; and I should be glad to know on what the convenience of the rider, and to save him from ground Beoticus represents it as such. I had the mud and dirt which a long tail, in the then supposed that Judy was derived from Judas. state of the public roads, would necessarily pick

N. B.

up and plentifully distribute. Geoffrey Gambado " Hostages to Fortune”(Vol. v., p.607.).-" The gives another reason, for which see his Academy for

Grown Horsemen.

F. B-W. Cambridge D.D." who, according to your correspondent, “ attributed to Paley the following How the Ancient Irish crowned their King's passage of Lord Bacon's (Essay, viii.), “He that (Vol. v., p. 582.). – In these days, when most anhath a wife and children bath given hostages 10 tiquities are judymatically examined into, it is a fortune,'"

;*" would have had his mistake rectified, had pity that such silly and impossible tales should be he during the present year at tended at the Lyceum sent to you in order to their reproduction in type. Theatre, to witness the performance of The Game In this particular instance, the fable, before conof Speculation. Supposing the Cambridge

D.D. to fined to the “Kings of Tyrconnell," an ancient terhave left for a while " the theatre of the Greeks” ritory of Ulster, is extended to the whole of “the for that of the moderns, he would have heard Mr. ancient Irish,” and “their king." Not having by Charles Mathews in his matchless delineation of me O'Donovan's Annals of the Four Masters, th:

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notes to which, whether they deign to notice the value of the admonition, “Put not your trust in absurd fable or not, no doubt amply refute it by princes."

T. WESTCOTT. descriptions of the ancient inauguration-ceremonies Philadelphia, U.S. A., June 5, 1852. of Tyrconnell and other territories from authentic Irish MSS., I send you the remarks made upon it Spanish Vessels wrecked on the Coast of Ireland in the “ insigne sed insanum opus" of Dr. Keating, (Vol. v., pp. 491.598.).—On the magnificent ironas translated by Halliday; the author's long preface bound coast of Miltown Malbay, in the west of to the history, from which the following extract is Ireland, is a point running out into the sea called taken, deserving the former but not the latter “Spanish Point," on which one at least, if not qualification :

more, of the ships belonging to the Spanish ar“ This,” says Keating, when he has repeated the

mada was wrecked. Some of the peasantry also bathing.in-broth story,“ is evidently an impudent fiction

had ancient carved coffers and chests in their of Cambrensis, for the annals of Ireland expressly houses, which had been handed down from father mention, that the ceremony of inaugurating the kings to son, and which had been saved from the wreck; of Tirconnell was this; the king being seated on an

and there were traditions that many objects of eminence (the Rock of Kilmacrennan) surrounded by value might have been found which had been the nobility and gentry (i ineasc uasal agus oireachta) derived from the same source; but as more than of his own country, one of the chiefs of his nobles twenty years have elapsed since I was in that stood before him with a straight white wand in his country, I cannot say whether any now remain to hand, and on presenting it to the king of Tirconnell, reward the inquiries of antiquaries. PEREDUR. used to desire him to receive the sovereignty of his country, and to preserve equal and impartial justice in Suicides buried in Cross Roads (Vol.iv., p. 116.). every part of his dominions;' the reason that the -In Plato's Laws (Burrges' transl., book ix.c. 12.) wand was straight and white, was to put him in mind the murderer of any of his near kin, after being that he should be unbiassed in his judgment, and pure put to death, is to be “cast out of the city, naked, and upright in all his actions." — Halliday's Keating, in an appointed place where three roads meet; and Preface, p. xxxiii.

let all the magistrates, in behalf of the whole state, MAC AN BHAIRD.

carry each a stone, and hurl it at the head of the Hoax on Sir Walter Scott (Vol. v., p. 438.). -- dead body," &c.

J.P. A ballad, written in 1824 by the present Vicar of Morwenstow, adapted to the legendary chorus of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell formerly resided in this

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (Vol. v., p. 394.). “Twenty thousand Cornish men will know the reason why," was hailed by Sir Walter (see Lock city; she now lives in the city of New York. She

determined to study medicine some years since, hart's Life) as a “spirited ballad of the seventeenth century!"

R. S. H.

in order to fit herself for practice. She had con

siderable difficulty in obtaining admission as a American Loyalists (Vol. iv., p. 165.). A. C. medical student, but was finally entered at Geneva will find the best information in regard to the his- Medical College, New York, where she graduated tory of the American loyalists, after the American in 1849. She afterwards went to London and Revolution, in “ The American Loyalists, or Bio- Paris. These are about all the particulars in graphical Sketches of Adherents to the British reference to this lady which have been made Crown in the War of the Revolution. By Lorenzo public in this country. In consequence of her Sabine. Boston, Mass.

Charles C. Little and example, the subject of educating females as James Brown, Publishers, 1847. 738 pp.” In this doctors was much discussed in the United States. work Mr. Sabine has recorded the names of about The propriety of employing them in obstetrical six hundred loyalists (called in this country Tories), cases, and many complaints to which females ar with such circumstances connected with their lives, subject, has in its favour common sense anil deafter their declared adherence to the British cause, cency, and against it nought but professional as he was able to glean. A.C. is very much mis- prejudice. In this state a college for the instructaken in supposing that the loyalists “ prospered in tion of females was chartered in 1849; it is called the world after the confiscation of their property." | "The Female Medical College of Pennsylvania." Their estates in this country were very generally At the last commencement eight young ladies forfeited, and the remunerations they received from received their diplomas. There are fifty-two the Crown were mere pittances in comparison to students entered for the next course, commencing the amounts of their real sacrifices. Their letters in September of this year. There are eight proto this country, after their flight to England, are fessorships in this institution, which are at present filled with complaints of the coldness with which filled by men, but which will be awarded to their attachment to the king was repaid by the female professors as soon as experience will fit ministry. Many of them dicù in want, and others, the graduates for them. The demonstrator of accepting the small donations accorded to them anatomy, Hannah E. Longsbore, is a graduate. after weary years of waiting, learned bitterly the The prospects of the institution are favourable,

are

and the graduates are winning for themselves con- beautiful, and its trunk enormous, which, coupled fidence.

T. Westcott. with the fact that it has been ascertained by M.

Berthelet to be more than 1200 years old, make it Philadelphia, U. S. A., June 5, 1852.

a very interesting object. At a short distance American Degrees (Vol. v., p. 177.).—Collegiate from this venerable fir exists, in the forest of honours in the United States are generally con- Ferré, a tree called the Meleye, whose age cannot ferred by the trustees of the institutions, with the be less than 800 years. The forest of Parey, advice and consent of the professors. If J. W. Saint Ouen, canton de Bulgneville

, in the departhad stated what college conferred the “cargo of ment of the Vosges, is celebrated for a tree called diplomas " he speaks of, some estimate miglit be The Oak of the Partizans. Its branches extend made of the value of the honours. This is ac

over a space of 100 feet, and its height is 107. It knowledged (by ourselves) to be “a great coun- has lived during a period of 650 years, and was try," comprising in its area 2,280,000 square known at the time when the Cothereaux, the miles. We have colleges and seminaries of learn- Carriers, and Routiers devastated France in the ing authorised to confer the degrees in nearly all days of Philip Augustus. A chesnut tree, near the states. Some of them will compare with the the village of Vernet, of ordinary size and height, best European colleges in the reputation, and is supposed to have been planted in the time of skill, and learning of the professors ; and soine are Calvin, at the dawn of the great religious struggle but little better than large-sized boarding-schools. in Switzerland. The oldest institutions, and the best among us, are Thus these wondrous natural monuments of Harvard University in Massachusetts, Yale Col- antiquity speak forcibly to the mind; and the lege in Connecticut, Princeton College in New

erections built by man, which we term ancient, Jersey, the University of Pennsylvania at Phi- dwindle into insignificancy when compared with ladelphia, ani Virginia University at Charlot- the stupendous and veteran trees of the forest. tesburg. There are others of equal reputation,

UNICORN. and many of second, third, and even fourth-rate importance. It is very probable that the “ cargo"

Market Crosses (Vol. v., p. 594.).—The market sent to the Brougham Institute of Liverpool ema

cross at Bury, rebuilt after the Great Fire of nated from an inferior institution, as our first-1608, was converted into a playhouse in 1734, class universities do not usually confer many which was built for a theatre from the designs of

and in 1774 gave place to the present town hall, honorary degrees.

T. WESTCOTT.

Robert Adams. Views of the market cross have Philadelphia, U. S. A., Feb. 5, 1852.

been several times engraved. There was no reNote by Warton on Aristotle's Poe

ligious edifice at or near the cross in 1655. The p. 606.): – The passage quoted by J. N. is in marriage referred to took place agreeably to the Joseplí Warton's Essay on the Genius and Writings Act of 14th August, 1653, which required marof Pope, London, 1773, p. 171. H. B.C. riages to be published "three several Lord's Days,

or three several weeks," and then to be celebrated U, U. Club.

in the presence of a justice: The registers of the Meaning of Whit (Vol. v., p. 610.). — The jug parish of St. Mary, Bury, contain entries of marreferred to by your correspondent is a Whit-sun riages so solemnized ; whence it appears that some ale jug. I have an engraving of one inscribed

were published at the market cross on “ WHIT.

several market days in three several weeks." 1649."

BURIENSIS. It is described as of white earthenware, with a blue inscription. These jugs were used in the

Miscellaneous. (now obsolete) Whitsun, or church-ale festivals.

J. B. COLMAN.

NOTES ON BOOKS, ETC.

The second volume of Messrs. Rivington's handsome “ Possession is nine points of the law" (Vol. iv., library edition of The Works and Correspondence of the p. 23.). — In Swift's Works, vol. xvii. p. 270., I Right Honorable Edmund Burke, which had been kept find “Possession, they say, is eleven points of the back for the purpose of enabling the editors to insert law.”

J.P. in the correspondence some new letters of Mr. Burke Age of Trees (Vol. iv., pp. 401. 488.)

from original MSS., has now been issued. The corAllow

respondence in this volume commences in the year me, in addition to my former cominunication on

1791, and proceeds to the death of the distinguished this subject, to give the following instances of writer ; and it contains in addition Burke's Vindicatrees proved to have existed many years. Near tion of Natural Society, and his world-renowned PhiloMont Blanc there is a fir-tree called by the in- sophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the habitants of that district the Chamois Stuble, on Sublime and Beautiful. account of its affording shelter to the will goats Although, as a general rule, we abstain from noticing during the winter. Its vegetation is extremely all theological works which can be considered as of a

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