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is a large fleur-de-lis, on the sinister chief a half moon, Mary, and a crooked pin is the offering of every dexter chief (the sun) obliterated; on his left side a visitor to its sacred precincts. It is believed, that sword, his left hand holding the scabbard, and his right if this pin be dropped in with fervent faith, all the in the act of drawing it. Pl. LXVII, fig. 6.

many pins which have ever been thrown into it John Digby died about 1296.” -- See Nichols' History may be seen rising from the bottom to greet the of Leicestershire, vol. iii. pt. i. pp. 471, 472.

new one. Argue the impossibility of the thing, I have seen this effigy, and it is very finely and you are told that it is true it never happens sculptured.

Thos. L. WALKER. now, such earnestness of faith being, “alas !" Leicester.


SELEUCUS, Under a semicircular arched recess in the south Longevity (Vol. vi., pp. 62. 231.).—In the churchwall of the south aisle of the nave of Melton yard of Cheve Prior, Worcestershire, there is a Mowbray Church, in this county, is an effigy of a record of a venerable worthy who died at the knight in complete armour, beautifully executed, patriarchal age of 309! It is probably meant for in the cross-legged attitude. There is no inscrip- 39, but the village chiseller thought fit to put the tion coeval with the sculpture, but on the back 30 first, and 9 afterwards. I copy this from the of the recess is the following memorandum in Worcester Chronicle for September 4. characters of circa 1650:


“ This is the Lord
Hamon Belers

It appears by the register of the parish church,
Brother to the
Lord Mowbray.

Minshead, near Nantwich, that in the year 1648

was buried there one Thomas Daunne, of LeighAnd affixed to the back of the recess is an iron ton, aged 154, or, as the register expresses it, seven bracket holding a pointed helmet which has been score and fourteen.

A. richly gilt.

Thomas L. WALKER. Leicester.

In the grave-yard at the east end of Battle

Church, Sussex, is an upright stone
Exterior Stoups.
There is one of these at the

To the memory of Isaac Ingall, who died April 2, door of the library of Winchester College, for

1798, aged 120 years." merly a chapel. W. H.G.

JOIN MILAND. There is an exterior stoup at Oakham Church

Dodo Queries (Vol. vi., pp. 35. 159.). - The of the fifteenth century; it is of hexagonal form, derivation of this name from the Portuguese and is in good preservation. J. G. KNIGHT.

“Doudo" will not hold water at all, as the word Oakham,

has a directly opposite meaning to the idea we There are exterior stoups at Coggeshall and form of the Dodo as a stupid, foolish bird. Doudo

means rather mad than foolish, and is commonly Thetford Churches. The former is on the south side, and east of the priest's door. The latter has applied to noisy, rattling, crackbrained persons. been discovered during the present restorations ;

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term is used. it is on the north side.

J. S. WARDEN. Sheets," a Kentish Word (Vol. vi., p. 338.).

Was Elizabeth fair or dark? (Vol. v., p. 201.).—

Her hair was of a reddish tinge, which I believe * Shot, or kinde of hogge, sic dict. quod brevi instar

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She may

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503 Plagiarism, by W. Hastings Kelke

501 Christians in times past loved to think that as The Sister of George Ill., by Philip S. King


all created nature shiired in man's fall, so did she Campbell's Imitations, by Henry H. Breen


sympathise in his Redemption; that she hailed with The original Reaping Machine, by Rev. Alfred Gatty 506

glad welcome the nativity of the Saviour; and Minor Notes: - Greek Inscription on a Brass - Peartree - St. Luke -- Curious Epigram -- Folkstone

that, after the incarnate Deity had risen and asJohn Doe – The Erse a spoken Language in Ainerica cended on bigh, inspired with a mysterious joy, she - Remarkable Warlike hurention by a Scotch Shoemaker-The Duke a Wesley


looked up once more, and QORIES:

“ The lonely world seem'd lifted nearer heaven.” Has a Bishop ever appointed himself ?

- 508 Changed Names of London Localities

508 As Adam of St. Victor sings : Minor Queries: - Bells and Storms - Charity, Seraph of Earth-General-Black Sheep - Lease for Ninety

“ Mundi renovatio nine Years - Rubrical Query The Willow Pattern

Nova parit gaudia
Deodorising Peat - Queries on Language-'Apvior,

Resurgenti Domino
&c. - Ricardo's " Theory of Ren!, was Sir Edward
West the Author ? -" Between the Saddle aud the

Consurgunt omnia.” Ground"_ Executions in Henry VIII.'s Reign, &c. William Brand - Sermons against Inoculation - The Then the flowers “gladlier grew," shed a grateful Gosling Family - Electricity applied to Growth of Tree3 – Burial-place of Spinoza - Elvaston or Ayle

fragrance to their risen King, and with silent aswaston Castle – Patents of Appointment wanted 508 pirations whispered of love, and peace, and hope. MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED : - Inscriptions in Chinches

I ought properly to commence with the beau-" Plurima, pauca, nihil" - Numismatic Works - tiful Legend of the Tree of Life, remembering, in Gabriel Harvey – De Vitá Functorum - Velitations and Pickerings - National Armorials --" The grand the words of Evelyn, that Concern of England”


“ Trees and woods have twice saved the whole William Penn was a Slaveholder, by T. Westcott

512 world; first by the Ark, then by the Cross; making * Cross and Pile"

513 full amends for the evil fruit of the tree in Paradise by Mummy Wheat and Maize

513 That which was borne on the Tree in Golgotha.”Photographic Notes and Queries


Silva, p. 694.: York, 1776, 4to.
Replies to Minor Queries: - Bishop Juxon's Account

os vendibie Books in England - Wellington : why And of Calderon :
chosen as the Duke's Title - Charles Inglis, first
Bishop of Nova Scotia -- Alioquin – Pepys charged

“ Arbol donde el cielo quiso
with Treason - Passage in the “Two Gentlemen of
Verona Royal Arms in Churches – Roman or

Dar el fruto verdadero British Roads-- Revolving Toy - Parsley-bed - Quex.

Contra el bocado primero, park-Highlands and Lowlands - Muffs worn by Genilemen - Venom of Toads — Passage in “ Religio

Flor del nuevo Paraiso.” Monument at Wadstena - Derivation of • Pic-nic "-Dr. P. Browne's MSS., &c.-Newspaper

The ancient botanists have handed down to us Extracts - Descent of the Queen froin John of Gaunt many an allusive name and legend, and even yet

Book of Almanacs - Elizabeth, Equestrian Statue of - Pictures of Queen Elizabeth's Tomb The Use of Tobacco by the Elizabetban Ladies, &c.


“Many a sign

Of the great Sacrifice which won us heaven, MISCELLANEOUS:

The woodman and the mountaineer can trace Notes ou Books, &c.

521 Books and Odd Volumes wanted

On rock, on herb, and flower."

522 Notices to Correspondents


Wood Walk and Hymn, by Mrs. Iemans. Advertisements


Thus we have Holy Rood Flower, Passion Flower, St. Andrew's Cross, St. James's Cross,

Cross of Jerusulem, Cross of Malta, Cross Flower". VOL. VI. - No. 161,

Cross Wort, Cross Mint, Crosscd Heath.

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