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THE “H” BRONZE PENNY (7th S. ii. 288).—MR. constabulary are all distinguished by a small plate GARSIDE doubtless refers to Mr. Ralph Heaton, of showing an heraldic single rose argent; the buttons the Mint, Birmingham, the writer of the following on the men's uniforms are marked with an heraldic paragraph in the Handbook of Birmingham,' pre- double rose. I noticed the same thing in the pared for the members of the British Association, West Riding.

L. L. K. 1886, Birmingham, Hall & English :

Hull. “ The letter - below the date will be found on many

CLERICAL PRONUNCIATION (7th S. ii. 265). —I of the bronze coing in circulation; it implies that the coins were struck in the Birmingham Mint. At the time do not propose to enter into a controversy with of their introduction in 1875 it was supposed that an MR. COOPER on his stricture as to the pronunciaextensive gang of forgers were at work, and the Mint tion of the letter o in the word “sovereign," and with authorities were communicated with by an anonymous respect to the pronunciation of “Albert," I may say writer, who stated that the counterfoit coins could be that I have never heard it pronounced as “All. distinguished by the small letter below the date."


but.” I wish to enumerate a few instances of mis

pronunciation of Scripture proper names which I No doubt the “unknown person" was the firm myself have heard from the reading-desk, with the of Messrs. Heaton, the Mint, Birmingham, who hope that by so doing I may induce those clergystruck our bronze coins, distinguished by an u in men who are either ignorant or careless in this the exergue. The firm could, perhaps, tell Mr. matter to try and correct their errors. The first Garside the names of newspapers to which they instance was Epaphroditus, which was pronounced wrote in 1875. Your correspondent might be in- Epaphrodytus-short i, emphasis on rod. Next, terested in reading the article on “Coinage" in the in Romans xvi., I heard Cenchrēa, Andronicus, * Handbook of Birmingham, prepared for the Phlēgon. In the Epistle of Jude v. 11 I heard British Association 1886 meeting, wherein a refer- "the gainsaying of Core," one syllable. Again, ence is made to the correspondence which arose in in Acts xxiii. 31, Antipătris was given out ore 1875. Also the Queen newspaper contained letters rotundo" as Antipātris. on this point about two years ago, when Messrs. The same individual who made these utterly Heaton explained the meaning of the additional h. inexcusable blunders took me to task on one occa

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sion for my pronunciation of “Aser" (Luke ii. 36), HENCHMAN (76b S. ii. 246, 298).-SIR J. A. PIC- which I gave as if spelt “Asser,” short a, he saying

Ι ton's note is to the point; for it shows that the that he always pronounced it “ Aser," long a. But fifteenth-century form, hensman, still survives as

on my remarking that there was no such tribe as But I must point out that, having ex- Aser, but that we did read of the tribes of Dan pressed myself too briefly, my question,“ How can and Asshur, he replied, “Oh, I never thought of au become e?” has been misunderstood. Of course, that !”. And so it is. This is not an uncommon I meant to say, “How can au become e in the fault with a good many people—they do not think.

F. W. J. same dialect ? ” which is a very different matter. Most likely the Galloway hainch was derived not SOLLY's ‘TITLES OF HONOUR' (7th S. ii. 63, from the E. haunch, but from the French hanche, 151).— It was only on referring to an old number which may easily have become haunch in one of. N. & Q.' that I noticed the remarks of MESSRS. direction, and hainch, shortened to hench, in an- Roberts and CARMICHAEL on my annotations to other. Similarly the word hengest became hest in the above work. I regret extremely the misprints Danish and hingst in Low German. This would in my notes on pp. 127, 129 (“ Mitfordfor Mil not prove that hingst can turn into hest.

ford), 138, and 205. For them I am to blame, as WALTER W. SKEAT.

the proof was sent to me for revision; but owing PROF. SKEAT having quoted Blount, 1691, I bad to bad health I was unable to devote sufficient the curiosity to refer to the fifth edition on my

attention to the task. shelves, 1681, just ten years older than the pro: the brevity of my notes. I could easily bave ex:

I admit the force of MR. ROBERTS's remarks on fessor's copy. I there find Blount say,

" man or Heinsman is a German word, signifying a panded them to a length that would have occupied Domestic, or one of a family. It is used with us many columns of N. & Q.,' but thought them clear for one that runs on foot attending a person of enough for use if Mr. Solly's book came to a second honor.” Now I cannot remember where I have edition. I gave no "references to the best authocome across the word henseman, but I am sure I rities,” because this formed no part of Mr. Solly's have in some Scotch poem or prose-and the mean

original plan. ing of the word is fixed in my mind—as a page.

I am surprised at Mr. CARMICHAEL's objection ALFRED CHAS. Jonas.

to my statement that the Seaforth title is extinct.

In this I followed Mr. Solly (see pp. 168, 169), and County Badges (7th S. i. 470, 518 ; ii. 34, 98, am not aware that the title has been restored. 138, 213).—The buildings of the East Yorkshire I venture to express a hope that MR. CAR

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MICHAEL will publish in these columns his notes 'Who married Ann Shovell?” (one of Sir on the Scottish portion of Mr. Solly's work. Cloudesley's two daughters). Robert Mansel did

SIGMA. so, and he was the eldest son of the first Baron LEWIS THEOBALD (7th S. ii. 148, 215).-I am

Mansel of Margam, but died v. p., April 29, 1723. not ungrateful to those of your correspondents

Another account of Sir Cloudesley's death, not who have made copious research on my behalf, given in N. & Q.,' is that contained in a letter and hope to return the compliment. Will MR of Addison's addressed to Lord Manchester. It is C. A. Ward kindly give me his authority for dated “ Cock Pit : Oct 28, 1707,” and says :assigning Theobald's decease to the year 1744 ? My Lord,—Your Lordship will hear by this post a great Baker's Biog. Dram.' says 1742. Possibly, an Sunday morning an express came from Admiral Byng,

deal of melancholy news relating to our sea affairs...... On examination of any good magazine issued in either with news that the great fleet, returning from the Straits of the two years, and commencing with the annual and being near the Isles of Scilly, Sir Cloudesly Shovel's index of names, would settle this moot point. ship (the Association) struck on a rock. Admiral Byng

W. J. L. passed by him within two cables' length of him, and

heard one of his guns go off as a signal of distress, but SIR JOHN SOANE's MUSEUM (7th S. ii. 146, 197). the sea ran so very bigh that it was impossible to send - I beg to inform Joannes MICROLOGUS that the him any succour. Sir George Byng adds that, looking grandson of the late George Soane is my authority after him about a minute after the firing of the gun, he for the statement made by me on p. 146. His name other great ships are missing: Sir Cloudesly had on

saw no lights appear, and therefore fears he sunk. Two is Bernard Soane Roby, who, from his own account, board with him two of his wife's sons by Sir John Narhas lately recovered some considerable sum or borough, a son of the Bishop of Winchester (Sir Jonathan sums of money from the trust of the museum in Trelawney, B'], another of Admiral Ailmer [Matthew question, and who will no doubt furnish the name Aylmer, Rear-Admiral of the Red, a distinguished naval of bis solicitor who so cleverly assisted him in his officer, created Lord Aylmer], and several other gentle. claim. C. H. STEPHENSON,

We are still willing to hope that he may have

escaped in his long boat, or be thrown on one of the Coventry Club,

islands, but it is now three days since we had our first P.S.-As I devour 'N: & Q.’in monthly instal- | intelligence. It was about eight o'clock at night when ments, the cause of this seeming delay will be Sir G. Byng saw him in his distress, &c.

I am, with the greatest respect, apparent.

Yi Lordsbip's most obedient servant,

J. ADDISON. How THEY BROUGHT THE GOOD NEWS FROM GHENT TO Aix' (7th S. ii. 108).—Though not Manchester's secretary) as follows :

On October 31 Addison writes to Mr. Cole (Lord altogether an answer to G. G. G.'s query, it may be interesting to state that, according to the Oracle, Cloudesly Shovel was found on the coast of Cornwall


Sir,-Yesterday we had news that the body of Sir on January 23, 1882, Mr. Browning himself wrote: The fishermen who were searching among the wrecks “ There is no sort of historical foundation for the poem

took a tin box out of the pocket of one of the carcases about Good News to Ghent'[? Aix]. I wrote it under that was floating, and found in it the commission of an the bulwark of a vessel, off the African coast, after I had admiral ; upon which, examining the body more closely, been at sea long enough to appreciate even the fancy they found it was poor Sir Cloudesly. You may guess of a gallop on the back of a certain good horse . York, the condition of bis unhappy wife, who lost, in the same then in my stable at home. It was written in pencil on ship

with her husband, her two only song by Sir John the fly-leaf of Bartolio's 'Simboli,' I remember."

Narborough. We begin to despair of the two other men. Geo, H. BRIERLEY.

of-war and fireship that engaged among the same rocks, Western Mail, Cardiff,

having yet received no news of them.
I am, sir, y' faithful humble servant,

J. ADDISON, RAREE Show (76 S. ij. 267). —

CONSTANCE RUSSELL. “A peep-show; a show carried about in a box. As

Swallowfield, these shows were chiefy exhibited by foreigners, they received the name raree from the mode in which the exbibitors pronounced the word rare. • The fashions of

PRAYERS FOR The Royal Family (7th S. ii. 8, the town affect us like a rareeshow, we have the curiosity 131, 233). — Perhaps it may be worth noting that to peep at them and nothing more.' Pope,”- From the Henrietta Maria, the consort of Charles I., who is 'Imperial Dictionary.'

styled in the Prayer-book of 1669 “ Mary, the EVERARD HOME COLEMAN.

Queen Mother," seems usually to have been called DOTTON (7th S. i. 308, 433; ii. 199). — Race is

“Queen Mary." On the authority of the ‘Life of one thing, etymology another. I did not refer to the Great Lord Fairfax,' by Clements R. Markham, the Bengalees.


it is stated that the cry or word of the Royalists at Matlock,

the battle of Naseby in 1645 was

Corroborative of this, in a " Thanksgiving for the DEATH OF SIR CLOUDESLEY Shovel (6th s. Founder and Benefactors of this College,” read think that no one has answered the question, College, Oxford, the names occur of " King Charles 1... 88, 150, 250, 334, 432, 518; xi. 136). I occasionally at this day in the chapel of Queen's

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the First, Queen Mary his Wife.” This is usually most dearly loved by mankind. To return to supposed to have been drawn up by Thomas Bar- Prof. Maurice ; even he, if I remember rightly, low, Provost of Queen's College, 1658–1677, and does justice to Scott's delineation of James I. in afterwards Bishop of Lincoln, 1675-1692. He was 'The Fortunes of Nigel.' in earlier life Librarian of the Bodleian, when May I remind any other correspondents who Fellow of Queen's College, from 1653 to 1660, may be kind enough to take up the subject, that where his portrait may yet be seen in the picture my original query referred to the “Waverley gallery.

John PICKFORD, M.A. Novels " rather than to Scott's poetry. Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge.


Ropley, Alresford. 1683. John Hayes, Cambridge, printed The Book of Common Prayer,' &c., with a prayer for SQUARSON (7th S. ii. 188, 273). —Your corre“Our Gracious Queen Mary, Catherine the Queen spondents agree so uniformly as to the origin of Dowager, their Royal Highnesses Mary Princess this word that I hesitate to offer a suggestion. My of Orange, and the Princess Anne of Denmark.”

own idea is that its origin is due to the late Henry WM. VINCENT.

Merewether, Q.C. I heard him use it before & Norwich.

Committee of the House of Commons in 1861, and Sir Walter Scott AND TENNYSON (7th S. ii. it was then believed to be his creation. He applied 128, 214, 276). -- I am much obliged to Mr. W. T. it to a squire parson who was giving evidence in a Baker for his kindly referring me to Shelley as


railway Bill matter. one of the non-appreciators of Scott. I should be Whether the late Bishop Wilberforce was the glad if he would bear it in mind, and let me know inventor of the queer compound word squarson or at some future time, when he happens to come not I cannot say, but he was certainly the inventor across it again, who is the authority for the fact of a still queerer compound to describe the union in that Shelley did not care at all for the “Waverley one person of a squire and a bishop. Soon after Novels." Will Mr. Baker also kindly tell me his succession to the estate of Lavington, which where I can find Shelley's imitation of Scott's came to him through his deceased wife, a friend 'Helvellyn'? In Moxon's edition of Shelley, in visited the bishop, and on being taken round the one thick volume, stated to be complete (one title-property by him remarked, "Why, Wilberforce, page 1853, the other 1861), I do not see any poem you've become a squarson !" "No," said the which resembles 'Helvellyn. However little bishop, with that unforgetable twinkle of the eye Shelley, may have cared for the "Waverley which accompanied his best things, “a squishop.” Novels,” the glorious young genius whose name

EDMUND VENABLES. is immortally linked with his, John Keats, must have had some appreciation of them, as is proved quaintance, told me that Sydney Smith was the

My late father, on the authority of personal acby his little poem entitled "Meg Merrilies' author of this word. HAROLD Malet, Col. (Keats’s ‘Poems, Aldine edition, 1876, p. 214), which was obviously, or rather necessarily, in- The coinage of this

word is generally attributed spired by 'Guy Mannering.' A most excellent to Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, who was succes. man, the late Prof. F. D. Maurice, must, I fear, be sively “ Soxon " and "Swinton."

I reckoned amongst the unhappy people, as I must

St. SWITHIN. call them, who have not known what it is to love Sir Walter.

ST. ALOES OR ST. ALOYS (6th S. xii. 129, 213, In one of his works, I think ‘Learning and Working,' he says that when Scott has 332, 417; 76 S. ii. 278, 315).— I wish to make told us what our ancestors wore Shakespeare will the following addition to my communication at tell us what they were. A poor witticism and a

the last reference. St. Aloysius died at Rome in shallow criticism. Scott's most devoted admirers the twenty-fourth year of his age. He did not are quite ready to admit that in his descriptions of die in his noviciate, and he was twenty-three costume he is apt now and then to be prolix; but years and a little more than three months old.

FREDERICK ROLFE. it is not, I hope, for his descriptions of ruffs and plumes, or even of chain-mail, that we chiefly love APSAAM (7th S. ii. 87, 155, 272).—I beg to Scott. No one will pretend that even the assure MR. KERSLAKE that his memory has “Waverley Novels entitle Scott to rank with played him falso as to the Anglo-Saxon charter of the great tragic dramatists and the great epic which he speaks. It is now, as he supposes, in poets of the world ; but then the same may be the Salt Library; but the place-name is spelt withsaid of Molière's comedies. In reading the works out any letter i, but as Toppesbam, in the of both these great geniuses, however, it is not charter as well as in two of the three indorsements. merely the author that we admire, but the man that He may convince himself of the fact by reference we love. Of all writers, whether in verse or prose, to the photographic copy published by Basevi since Horace, Molière and Scott are, I think, the Sanders in 1881. Apsham, at all events, can


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hardly lay claim to being its original form, for in Watson & Viney, of Kirby Street, from whom it is to the Salt MS., as well as in others mentioned in be obtained, is likely to be speedily exhausted. Mr. Kemble’s ‘Cod. Dipl. Ævi A.-Saxonici' English Worthies. Edited by Andrew Lang.-Ben Jon(charters 369, 370, and 940), we have this place- son. By John Addington Symonds. (Longmans & Co.) name similarly spelt, and in most cases in the MR. Symorps's capacity to deal with ihe contemAnglo-Saxon boundaries we have the form Toppes- poraries of Shakspeare is proven by the admirable work horan.

T. J. M.

on 'Shakespeare's Predecessors and the

English Drama.' His monograph upon Ben Jonson Stafford.

worthy of that memorable work. Concerning the life

of Jonson there is little to be said. Mr. Jeaffreson has HAWTHORN Blossom (7th S. ii. 107, 158, 215). made some discoveries of high interest concerning Jon- Miss Charlotte S. Burne, in her 'Shropshire son's duel with Gabriel Spencer. This, of course, Mr. Folk-lore,' writes (p. 244):

Symonds has included in the historical portion of his

book. Such details of Jonson's rather tempestuous life "The hawthorn is not held in 80 much esteem as as survive are, indeed, all included, and a very lifelike one would expect. At Edgmond it is considered very and excellent picture of & rugged, aggressive, and unlucky to take it into the house. And a lady living at slightly uncouth but most interesting individuality is Albrighton, near Shiffnal, tells me that when, a few afforded. Mr. Symonds, indeed, in his opening pages, seems years ago, she happened to go into a cottage there carry; to have traced the origin of Jonson to the border Johning a branch of it in her hand, the poor woman she had stones. The idea, long current, that Jonson was a common gone to visit asked, indignantly, What did you bring bricklayer, “ascending a ladder with his (hod or) trowel such an unlucky thing as that into my house for ?'.. in one hand and a 'Tacitus' in the other," is shown to We are told at Cheadle, in North Staffordshire, that be baseless; and the preposterous notion that Jonson • hawthorn in the house breeds fever.'”

was other than a sincere admirer and loyal friend to F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY. Shakspeare is also dismissed to limbo. In the account

of Jonson's quarrels with Decker, Marston, and his

other antagonists, and in the analysis and criticism of Miscellaneous.

Jonson's chief works the principal attraction of a work

likely to be popular as well as prized by scholars is NOTES ON BOOKS, &o.

found. The book, indeed, is scholarly and excellent Catalogue of the Tombs in the Churches of the City of throughout, and is a valuable addition to an interesting

series, London A.D. 1666. By Major Payne Fisher, B.A. Revised and Edited by Ġ. Blacker Morgan. (Privately The Literature of Local Institutions. By Geo. Laurence reprinted.)

Gomme. (Stock.) Of the innumerable pieces in prose mand verse by The “ Book-lover's Library,” edited by Mr. H. B. W beatPaganus Fisher, the poet laureate to Oliver Cromwell-ley, F.S.A., has been enriched with this useful and novel concerning whom see the Athenæ Oxonienses '—one or handbook. Like the other volumes of the series, it is two have an antiquarian interest. The most valuable of handsomely printed, and it is in its way unique.' The these, the “ Catalogue of most of the Memorable Tombes, works cited are classed under “ Local Institutions Grave Stones, Plates, Escutcheons, or Atchievements in Generally,” “ The Shire," "The Hundred,” “Municipal the demolisht or yet extant Churches of London,” &c., Government,” “Gilds, "The Manor,” and “The has been reissued in a privately printed edition, limited Townsbip and the Parish.”. The name of Mr. Gomme to one bundred copies, by our well-known contributor is a guarantee for good workmanship. Mr. Blacker Morgan. Published two years after the Great Fire, the original work, which was clumsy in

Le Livre remains occupied to a flattering extent with arrangement and inadequate in information, and was prin- things English. The October number contains an ex: cipally taken from Stow's Survey,' had yet distinct cellent engraving of Pickersgill's portrait of John Murinterest. In reprinting it Mr. Blacker Morgan has facili. ray.

An account of Alexandre Dumas is also supplied. tated reference by making the arrangement alpbabetical; After this comes an article of singular interest, by M. L. and while retaining the original entries has added largely Jaumart de Brouillant, entitled Histoire de Pierre du to them from the best editions of Stow. In the intro- Marteau. Every book-lover is acquainted with the duction he has, moreover, supplied a full table showing delightful volumes, generally with a sphere on the titlethe churches within the City and Liberties of London page, wbich collectors have long ranked with Elzevirs. before and

after the Fire of 1666. It is needless to point A full account of the publications of this man-who, like out the value for genealogical purposes of this reprint, Junius, stat nominis umbra—is given, and the evidences which gives some of the poblest names in England, and in favour of bis existence or otherwise are supplied. is, of course, especially rich in names of civic import- Some of the most interesting works of the seventeenth ance. Sir Thomas Gresbam, Knight, Lord Mayor, is, century found their way to light under signatures such of course, mentioned in connexion with St. Helen'. as Pierre Marteau, de Marteau, du Marteau, Jacques le Several Beaumonts are mentioned. The monument of Jeune, Nicholas Schouten, &c., which are mere disKing James of Spaine, whoever he may be, was in St. guises assumed by the Elzevirs, Foppens, and others, Anne's, Blackfriars, and in connexion with Christ Church when they had to publish a work concerning which the the Lord William FitzWarren and Isabel, his wife, some

authorities might inquire. The first edition of Hamiltime Queen of the Isle of Man, are given. A lady who ton's Memoirs of Grammont' was published at Cologne is "& good benefactress to Brazen-rose-Colledge

bas by Pierre Marteau. How many works of questionablo the curious name Mrs. Jodosa Frankland, and Sir John morals or theology appeared with the same name is Hawkins, Knight, is announced as " the famous Sea- known to the collector of Elzevirs, or may be learned commander in Queen Elizabeth's Reign." To the anti. from Le Livre. quary and genealogist alike Mr. Blacker Morgan has MR. J. Simson has printed in pamphlet form in New rendered a high service. The subscription list for the York some papers on the subject. Was John Bunyan a book, which is admirably printed by Messrs. Hazell, Gypsey,' for which we were unable to find space. He

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is not wholly pleased with his treatment by English speech of his native county was not merely mechanical, editors and writers, and complains good-temperedly of it was accompanied by a wide and philosophical knowthe manner in which in various periodicals, including ledge of the original languages of Britain and with those the Saturday Review and ‘N. & Q.,' the subject is which have contributed to form or modify modern Eng" burked.”

lish. He was an enthusiast for the study of the mother.

tongue long before it became fashionable to defend a more It is intended to publish by subscription, in December accurate teaching of English in our schools and colleges. next, “The Trade Signs of Essex : à Popular Account In 1864 he published a Grammar and Glossary of the of the Origin and Meanings of the Public house and Dorset Dialect, having previously, in 1854, published other Signs.' The work is undertaken by Mr. Miller a • Pbilosopbical Grammar, grounded upon English, and Christy, and will be published by Messrs. Durrant & Co., formed from a comparison of more than Sixty Lanof High Street, Chelmsford, to whom intending sub. guages. His latest work, on English Speech-Craft,' is scribers should apply.

very valuable and suggestive. Numerous other contribu.

tions to literature issued from his pen, written for maga• AMERICA HERALDICA' is the title of a work to be zines and for antiquarian societies. His rural poems are published, in six fortnightly


, by Mr. E. de V. Ver: those which will best keep his memory green ; they are mont, of Tivoli, N.Y. It will give, in highly finished

as full of feeling as they are musical in tone, and bear a illustrations, the coats of arms, crests, and mottoes

true witness to that kindly and genial temperament for brought from Europe by prominent American families.

which he was remarkable, and which endeared him to The third volume of Rome, its Princes, Priests, and many attached friends. Amongst the eminent men who People,' by Signor Silvagni, translated by Mrs. McLaugh have sought him out in the interest of kindred pursuits lin, and completing the work, is announced by Mr. Elliot may be mentioned the Poet-Laureate, Mr. Allingham, Stock as shortly to be published.

and the Prince Lucien Bonaparte, and amongst his correMessrs. Longmans, GREEN & Co. will publish imme- spondents were Prof, Max Müller and Sir Henry Taylor.

J, M. diately ‘Leading and Important English Words Explained and Exemplified,' by the Rev. William L, Davidson, Bourtie, N.B. It is a collection of difficult and

Rotices to Correspondents. useful English synonyms, grouped and discriminated,

We must call special attention to the following notices : and accompanied with copious examples, and is intended to be an aid to teaching, as well as a help to the general address of the gender, not necessarily for publication, but

On all communications must be written the name and learner, EARLY next month Messrs. Sotheby will sell the library

as a guarantee of good faith.

We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. of our late valued contributor, Mr. Edward Solly, F.S.A., the result of which will be to throw upon the market a

To secure insertion of communications correspondents large quantity of curious and recondite as well as valuable must observe the following rule. Let each note, query,

or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the eighteenth century literature. Rich in the works of Pupe, Swift, Defoe, Steele, and Johnson, the collection is also signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to especially rich in that parasitic pamphlet literature which appear: Correspondents who repeat queries are requested has grown up round those great names. Moreover, it is to head the second communication •Duplicate." essentially a worker's library, and contains a large assort- R. A. H. ("Manganese").- A word formed by Gahn ment of works of reference bearing upon the period to by metathesis from magnesium, the name which he first which Mr. Solly had chiefly attached himself. No student gave it. For a full description see Cassell's 'Encyloof the Augustan or Georgian ages should omit to obtain pædic Dictionary, under "Manganese." a copy of the catalogue.

S. P. WHITE (" Translations of Greek Classics "'). DOMESDAY COMMEMORATION.- Canon Isaac Taylor will These are by various hands-W. J. Hickie, of St. John's, deliver a popular lecture in the great hall of the Society Camb.; Th. A. Buckley, of Christ Church, Oxon; H. of Arts on Monday evening next, the 25th inst., at 8 r.». Cary, M.A., Worcester, 'Oxon, &c.

For English proTickets may be bad gratis on application to the honorary nunciation of Latin, see . N. & Q.,' 2nd S. i, ii, iii., vi, secretary, Mr. P. Edward Dove, Barrister-at-law, 23, Old passim. Buildings, Lincoln's Inn.

CHARTADOMUS (" Between the Devil and the deep THE death of the Rev. William Barnes, the “Dorset sea”).-See 7th S. i. 320, 453. poet,'' at the ripe old age of eighty-six, occurred at his A. HARDY (" Tooth Superstition ").-See Sternberg's rectory of Winterbourne-Came on the 7th inst. Mr. Dialect and Folk-Lore of Northamptonshire,' and Barnes was born in the yeoman class, and was in great N. & Q.;' 1• s, ix, 345; X. 232; 4th 8. vi., vii., viii. measure self cultured. He graduated B.D. as a ten year passim, man at Cambridge in 1851, wbile keeping a private boarding-school at Dorchester. He was ordained in 1847 The words you seek are to be found in good dictionaries,

C, H. P. (“Meaning and Derivation of Words ").to the curacy of Whitcombe, and in 1862 became rector and some of them (as " silo") have already been disof Winterbourne-Came. Beyond the limited circle of the

cussed in our columns. provincial town in which he resided in much honour and esteem he was little known till the publication of his

CORRIGENDA.-P. 309, col. 2, 1, 28, for "1533" read "Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect ' in 1848. 1553. P. 313, col. 2, 1. 23, read, "Who was Thackeray's Their excellence was at once recognized, not merely by authority ?” as a query. dialectical students, but for their pathos and beauty by all who could appreciate true poetry and were familiar with Editorial Communications should be addressed to “The the manners and speech of the peasantry in Dorset, par- Editor of Notes and Queries'"-Advertisements and ticularly in the beautiful Vale of Blackmoor, in wbich, Business Letters to “The Publisher"-at the Office, 22, I believe, the poet was born. The poems of Mr. Barnes Took's Court, Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane, E.C. resemble in some respects those of Burns; but if they We beg leave to state that we decline to return com. display less of genius, they have more of pathos and munications wbich, for any reason, we do not print; and a healthier moral tone, His acquaintance with the folk to this rule we can make no exception,


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