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LONDON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1886.

the hall was made in the time of Thomas Wilcox,

Principal.” This great window was, in all probaCONTENTS.-N° 44.

bility, at the east end of the hall over the doorway, NOTES:-Barnard's Inn, 341– New English Dictionary,' 343 and in 1724 this bow window was ordered to be

-Gregory Palmer, 344–Scotch Kirk Session Records --Altar pulled down and rebuilt in a fashionable style. Linen, 345–Verbum Desideratum-Chapel on Wakefield Fashionable as the style was, no traces of any bow Bridge—"The Cheshire Mon’–Barbarity and Superstition, window now remain, the buildings of the cham346-India-rubber, 347. QUERIES :- Boomerang-Lisle-Taylor-Civet Cat-Army of

bers being flush with the wall. In 1572, “The Queen Elizabeth-Crests - Spanish Exorcism-old Saw- Buttery made by the advice of Thomas Wilcox, Harlequin-Together-E. Bonner, 347—“The Jolly Roger" Principal.” In 1579, at a pention held May 29, - Richard II. - Calverts, Lords Baltimore--" Eddy.wind of the principal bargained for the building of eight doctrine"-'Cameronian Rant'-Jack Tar-Lowick-Sir J. Hewson-Lowe's Memorandum-book-Song of the Influ.

new chambers in the garden, those chambers to be enza'-Macaulay's 'Lays '—Stephen Law, 348– Histoire built at the house's charge, to be occupied by such des Severambes –N. F. S. Grundtvig-Gosling Collections, gentlemen and companions of the house as please. Women's Ages-French not understood in Calais-Authors 1590, at a pention holden November 9, it was Wanted, 349.

ordered and decreed that there shall be a conREPLIES :-Don Carlos, 349 – Pontefract, 350 – Burke Pic- venient table made in the upper end of the hall tares, 352-Heron Family, 353—Passage in Tacitus --Dates by the appointment of the principal and antients, on Churches, 354-Sir F. Vere-Wearing Hats in Church

to dine and sup together daily in the term time. Acquisition of Surname-Ascension Day-Dictionary of National Biography'-West Digges, 355-Song Wanted, 356 In 1780 bappened an event which endangered -W. Oldys-Halys Family-John Horne-Sir H. Raeburn, the very existence of the ball and had great influ357—Motto for Visitors' Book-Mr. Squeers surpassed-ence upon the concerns of the Society, The violent Snakes as Food—"Nutshell Novels"-Picture of Puritan opposition shown by the people of London to the Soldiers-" Lucus a non lacendo,” 358–C. Delpini-Authors concessions made in favour of the Catholics, and Wanted, 369.

to the relaxation of the rigour of the penal code, NOTES ON BOOKS:-Halliwell's Nursery Rhymes'-Arpold's Reynard the Fox'-Glyde's “Illustrations of old led to great disturbance, and the mob, deluded by Ipswich'-Robertson's 'Children of the Poets.'

the inflammatory speeches of Lord George Gordon, Notices to Correspondents, &c.

committed the most relentless excesses. The disturbances began on the day Lord George presented

his monster petition, which was rolled into the Notes.

House of Commons, it being much too heavy to be ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF BARNARD'S INN. and Sunday the riots rose to an alarming pitch;

carried. This was on Friday, June 2. Saturday

many houses and public buildings were burnt However old the Society may be, and whenever down, and a vast deal of mischief done. On Monit was founded, there is no doubt that the ball itself day the Government began to awake from the is of very great antiquity. Mr. Bailey, the ingenious stupor the suddenness of the attack and its unexarchitect under whose superintendence the recent pected success had thrown them into. At the reparation and decoration of the ball were made, Lord President's house at Lambeth Palace, at the discovers evidence of the building having been Lord Chancellor's in Great Ormond Street, at the constructed of timber upon the principle of the Exchange, the Bank, and Guildhall, the Inns of old manor houses in Cheshire and Shropshire. The Court, and courts of law, parties of soldiers timber, in all probability, blackened by age, while were posted, nd several regiments marched into the intermediate plastering was kept white. All London. These reasonable and proper precautraces of this style have long ago been lost, and the tions, taken on the night of the presentation of walls are cased over with ordinary brickwork. the petition, would, in all probability, have saved Crosby Hall, which was built by Sir John Crosby much bloodshed and the destruction of a vast deal in its present state in the reign of Edward IV., is of property ; but the weakness and irresolution certainly not of earlier date than Barnard's Inn ; of the Government, and the deplorable want of and Crosby Hall, Guildball, and Westminster Hall energy in their movements, had shown the mob are the oldest halls in London, and all of them of their own power, and they were loth to give up a earlier date than the halls of the Inns of Court. game in which they had so good a chance of sucLincoln's Inn was built in the year 1508; Gray's cess. Accordingly, on Tuesday, which was June 6, Inn about fifty years afterwards, in the commence their excesses were carried beyond all bounds. On ment of the reign of Queen Mary; the Middle this day Newgate was burnt, the Fleet and King's Temple between the years 1562 and 1572. Now as Bench Prisons discharged of their inmates, and to Barnard's Ion we have shown that our hall was Lord Mansfield's house in Bloomsbury Square ranin existence so early as the year 1451, and perhaps sacked. The Langdales, to whom the distillery much earlier. The first mention made of the hall adjoining Barnard's Inn belonged, were Papists, is in an entry anno 1566 : “The bow window of and shared the odium in which the whole body of

CHAPTER VI.

Catholics were held by the infuriated mob. Mr. " But there was a worse spectacle than this-worse by Langdale had been apprised of his premises being far than fire or smoke, or even the rabble's unappeasable doomed to destruction, but with great intrepidity and frantic rage. The gutters of Holborn and every refused to quit his house, and determined to de- crack and fissure of the stones ran with scorching spirit,

wbich, being dammed up by busy hands, overflowed the fend bis property to the last. On Monday he road and pavement and formed a great pool, in which made repeated applications to the Lord Mayor for the people dropped down dead by dozens. They lay in a guard ; but the only promise he could obtain heaps all round the fearful pool, husbands and wives, from this civic nonenity was,

that he would send fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, women with him an alderman, whose very appearance at the drank until they died. While some stooped with their

children in their arms and babies at their breasts, and window would disarm the fury of the multitude. lips to the brink and never raised their heads again, After the work of destruction was finished at others sprang up from their fiery draught and danced Newgate Street, the mob passed by the distillery half in a mad triumph and half in the agony of suffoca. without making any attack, their next devoted cation until they fell and steeped their corpses in the object being Lord Mansfield's house. The Annual liquor which had killed them. Nor was even that the

worst or most appalling kind of death that happened on Register, which contains the most faithful chronicle this fatal night. From the burning cellars, where they of the proceedings of the rioters, records that drank out of hats, pails, buckets, tubs and shoes, some

men were drawn alive, but all alight from head to foot, "at Holborn Bridge and on Holborn Hill the confusion who in their unendurable anguish and suffering making was greater than in any other part, for the Crowd that for anything that had the look of water, rolled, hissing, poured out of the City in two great streams, one by Lud into tliis hideous lake, and splashed up liquid fire which gate Hill and one by Newgate Street, united at that spot lapped in all it met with as it ran along the surface, and and formed a Mass so dense that at every Volley of the neither spared the living nor the dead. On this last Military the People fell in heaps. At this place a large night of the great riots—for the last night it was-the detachment of Soldiery were posted who fired now up wretched victims of a senseless outcry became themHolborn, now up Snow Hill, now up Fleet Market, con- selves the dust and ashes of the flames they had kindled, stantly raking the Streets in every direction. At this and strewed the public streets of London.' place several large fires were burning, so that all the terrors of that terrible night seemed to be concentrated That the ball should have escaped destruction in this one spot."

in the mighty conflagration all around and touchThe mob again came through Holborn, but Mr. ing its very walls is marvellous. I have often Langdale did not escape their fury as on the beard my father describe the horror and confusion former occasion. His premises were burst open, of the attack upon the distillery. He went himself and were soon in flames. The eagerness with into Barnard's Inn the second day after the fire, which the spirit vats were seized upon and where he saw a sturdy fellow at the pump pumpbroached by the mob, now become perfectly furious ing up not the pure water now flowing from this with the heat of the flames they themselves had excellent spring, but gin scarcely impregnated with kindled and the sight of the blood they saw spilt, water, which he doled out for a penny a mug to saved the life of the owner, giving him time to the crowd of miscreants thirsting from the heat of escape from the vaults below through a small their burning exploits; and it was several weeks opening into Barnard's Inn, used for the taking in before the water was restored to its native purity of spirits, and thence by the back entrance into untainted with alcohol. Fetter Lane. In a short time the distillery, At this fire figured one who acquired by his exwith balf a dozen houses near at hand, including a ploits on this occasion the sobriquet of "the King pile of the chambers belonging to Barnard's Ion, of the Beggars." He was first and foremost in the was one glowing blaze. No one attempted to attack, encouraging others by his bold daring and assuage the flames or stop their progress until the contempt of danger. Fortunately, however, his soldiers pulled down two old wooden houses in power to do further mischief was arrested by his Holborn, which could scarcely fail, if left to burn, getting into a beastly state of drunkenness, and he in extending the conflagration immensely. Such was found in the cellars of the distillery, having was the scene of confusion produced by a blind both his legs crushed by a falling beam. His and infuriated multitude, whose only object at legs were amputated, and he was consigned for the commencement of the affray was the present the remainder of his life to a wooden bowl in ing a petition to the Legislature—an act in itself which the lower part of his trunk rested, and be not illegal, though the intimidating spirit in which effected some kind of locomotion by his hands. they preferred their appeal was doubtless blame- The man's name was Samuel Horsey, and he afterable. * Charles Dickens, in one of his popular wards assumed the garb of a sailor and became a novels, depicts the progress of these riots with the well-known character in London, frequenting the most graphic minuteness, and the destruction of neighbourhood of Holborn, the scene of his early Langdale's distillery is given with a boldness of exploits. I remember him well thirty years afterdescription which Smollett could unt imitate or wards, a fine, hale, hearty old fellow, with a frame Walter Scott surpass. After des ribing the con- bespeaking great power in his vigour. When a flagration, he says ;

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every Sunday morning, and I have not yet for. was now stopped up and a fireplace erected in its gotten the mingled feelings of awe and respect stead, and a room on the north side added as a penwith which I dropped the coin into his hat, tion room with a separate entrance. It is much to be stretching out my arm to the fullest extent to regretted that the style and genius of the building keep at the utmost distance from the object of was not consulted when this addition was made. my fear. Vague rumours had reached me of his To the excellent taste of our late principal, Mr. having been a king, and I could see he was a de- Woodgate, however, it is owing that the pention posed king, but over what realms his sceptre bad room has been made to conform in its internal sway or where his dominions lay I often wondered. appearance with the hall. The ceiling is panelled I was sufficiently skilled in history to know that and the fireplace ornamented. Under Mr. WoodGeorge III. now reigned; but whether he had gate's superintendence also the hall itself was reascended the throne by decapitating the legs of paired and decorated and the ceiling enriched, and his fallen rival, or by what right he assumed sove the hearths were now laid with encaustic tiles, reignty, was a mystery over which I often pondered. having an inscription in old English letters at the

I also remember another man who took the east end : “Regi Regnoque Fideles "; and at the opposite side in politics-Old Alderson, chief clerk west: “Omne Bonum Dei Donum." to Sir John Simeon, a Master in Chancery. He

AN ANTIENT OF THE SOCIETY. was a corporal in the Guards at this time, and lost

(To be continued.) an eye by a poke from one of the rioters : he passed by the ordinary appellation of “Cyclops." He was a thick-headed, perverse old dotard, and ADDITIONS AND EMENDATIONS TO NEW was a very bad lawyer, though possibly an excel

ENGLISH DICTIONARY.' lept corporal.

(Continued from p. 283.) The portion of the inn burnt down were the

Albino (earliest quot. in Dict.' in sense 2, 1859). — Bets of chambers now numbered 6 and 7. The 1829, “ The elegant albino (antelope] now in the Tower Annual Register states that the Langdales’ loss was brought from Bombay by Capt. Dalrymple" (" Tower exceeded 100,0001.

Menagerie,' p. 196). The Society lost no time in repairing the

Anodal (not in ' Dict.').—1886, “Instead of cathodal damage their property had sustained by the opening contractions being the last of all to appear, they

may precede the anodal opening contractions” (Fagge's conflagration. They were insured in the Hand- Medicine,' vol. i. p. 335). in-Hand office, and recovered from the Society Apophysial (said to be rare ; only authority given in 1,2231. 108. lld. under the policy. They had pathol. sense, New Syd. Soc. ' Lexicon ').-1886, “ This recourse also to the Act of 1 Geo. III., making he [Trousseau) terms the apophysial point” (Faggo's the hundred liable for damage done to property by

• Med.,' vol. i. p. 356). riot, and commenced an action in Hilary Term, Dict. 1779).–1829, “ I hope, Tickler, that nothing

Apoplectical (said to be archaic; latest quot. given in 1782, against Pugh and Wright, the late sheriffs of apoplectical has occurred” (Blackwood's Mag., 'Noct. the City of London, for the recovery of compensa- Amb.,' yol. xxvi. p. 379). tion for the damage they had sustained. In this Apoplectiform (earliest quot. in Dict.,' 1876).-1860, action they recovered damages to the amount of fatally by Dr. R. Uvedale West” (Obstet

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“ Case of sudden apoplectiform seizure terminating 1,9441., which, with the amount received from the vol. ii. p. 276 ; New Syd. Soc. ‘Year-Book' for 1860, insurance office, was expended in reinstating the p. 385). ^ 1868,' “ Cerebral Hæmorrbage seems to have buildings burnt down, and the chambers thus set in at once with apoplectiform phenomena”. (Trousrestored constitute the most valuable portion of seau’s Clin. Med.,' New. Syd, Soc. transl., vol. i. p. 4). the property. The Society, on their part, were as

Appendary (not in ‘Dict.').-1832. 'Tis an ugly, sessed in the sum of 301. as their quotum of the Mag., vol. xxxii.).

awkward, appendary looking, at best(Blackwood's expense of reinstating the damage done in their Apple of the eye (latest quot. in ‘Dict.,'sense A, 1753). hundred generally

-1827, “Dull people turn up the palms of their hands In the beginning of the present century the and the apples of their eyes, on beholding prose by a Society was in a very flourishing state, their poet” (Bluckwood's Mag., vol. xxii. p. 374).

Apron, of goose or duck (earliest quot. in ‘Dict.,' revenue considerably exceeding the expenditure, 1855).—1829, * Cut the apron of the bishop, North, but and they had 1,8001. invested in Consols. This you must have a longer spoon to get into the interior" surplus revenue was disposed of in a very judicious (Blackwood's Mag., vol. xxvi. p. 877, Noct. Amb.?). addition to the hall during the principality of Mr. the fatty acids at present known includes.....arachidic

Arachidic (no quot, in ‘Dict.),-1875, “ The series of Hornidge.

acid” (Gamgee's trans. of Hermann's ' Physiol.,' p. 13). Hitherto the only entrance was from the great Archdiocese (earliest quot. in Dict.,' 1841). -1829, door at the east end, which opened directly into “ His predecessor Magee, who now presides over the the body of the hall. The inconvenience of the Archdiocese of Dublin" (Blackwood's Mag., vol. xxvi. cold air wbich entered through this door was in- p. 203);

Archebiosis (not in ‘Dict.').-—"The evidence I have to effectually attempted to be guarded against by a adduce mainly concerns tho“ possibility of the origin of large screen across the eastern end. This door Bacteria and Torulæ in the way last alluded to, viz., by

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archebiosis(Charlton Bastian, Mode of Origin of vision" (N. Syd. Soc. *Year-Book,' p. 253). 1865, “M. Lowest Organisms,' p. 4).

Landsberg has described twelve cases of muscular astheArchiblastic (not in · Dict.').—1885, “He calls these ropia" (N. Syd. Soc. ' Biennial Retrospect., for 1865-6,' structures parablastic in opposition to the architlastic" p. 358). (Landois and Stirling's “ Physiol.,' vol. ii. p. 1128). Astigmatism (no history of the word), Astigmism (not

Arid (i. b., said in this sense to be obsolete; latest in Dict.').-1870, “ The late eminent scholar, Dr. quot in • Dict.,' 1727).-1828, " My whole frame seemed Whewell, who had originally suggested the word astig. arid and parched-up” (Blackwood's Mag., vol. xxiii. matism*......approves of astigmism as being etymologicp. 189).

ally the better word " (Dixon, in Holmes's Syst. of Aryyll-Robertson (adj., not in · Dict.').-1895, " The Surgery,' vol. iii., second edit., note, p. 7). 1883, A stig. Argyll-Robertson pupil, -in this condition the pupil does mism is given as a synonym of astigmatism in Quain's not contract to the light" (Landois and Stirling's · Phy- | Dict, of Med.,' s. v. "Astigmatism," p. 94. siol., vol. ii. p. 991). 1886, “ The Argyll. Robertson Atalectic (not in Dict.').-1875, “The lungs left to pupil and ataxy......were still present (Brit. Med. themselves contain no air, they are atalectic, like the Journ., No. 1319, April 10, p. 691). See also Fogge's lungs of the foetus before it has breathed” (Gamgee's •Med.,' vol. i. p. 459.

trans. of Hermann's Physiol.,' p. 159). “ The lungs by Aridity (of the body, no quot. in Dict.' later than virtue of their elasticity collapse to their natural 1731).-1827, “Ho stood still and motionless......until (atalectic) volume (ibid.). his usual aridity was restored” (De Quincey's Last Athirst (latest quot. in Dict.,' 1805).-1875, "The Days of Kant,' Blackrood's Mag., vol, xxi. p. 139). prince......grew athirst at the sight” (“Goblin Market,

Arimaspian (not in ‘Dict.').-1827, “ Goat or Griffin, &c., by Christina Rossetti, p. 23).
Christian or Cockney, Miser or Arimaspian(Black-

W. SYKES, M.R.C.S. wood's Mag., vol. xxi. p. 780). 1828, “You might as

Mexborough. vainly look for a physician as a phoenix, an Arimaspian

(To be continued.) as an apothecary(ibid., vol. xxiii. p. 101).*

Arm-fellow (not among compounds of “ Arm" in • Dict.).—Thackeray.

Arraigner (earliest quot. in Dict.,' 1860).—1829, GREGORY PALMER, OF WEST HADDON, “Prierio and Ghinucci......both of them furious public

TEMP. 1608-1693. arraigners of his doctrine" (Blackwood's Mag., vol. xxv. p. 36).

As it very seldom happens that the office of Arrow (v., not in ‘Dict.' in this sense).—1827, “ About clergyman of a country village is filled by a native an hour ago did we......see that identical salmon...... of the parish over which he has charge, I think arrowing up the Tay” (Blackwood's Mag., vol. xxii. perhaps the following facts concerning such a case, p. 446).

which occurred at West Haddon, NorthamptonArl=direction (obsolete in ' Dict,' only quot., 1400): shire, in the seventeenth century, may be worthy 1827, “ This is no the way ava, ye 're gaun a clean contrair art(Blackwood's Mag., vol. xxii. p. 699).

of note. It was in the year 1641 that the Rer. Arthreclotomy (not in Dict.').--1885, " In January, Jacob Tompson, who had been vicar since 1608, 1881, I first began to employ erasion, or, as it is some- died, and Dr. Clerke, of Kingsthorpe, who then times called now, arthrectotomy(Med. Chronic. for July, held' the gift of the vicarage, presented it to the p. 271).

Arteriogram (not in 'Dict.”). —1885, “ In every pulse- Rev. Gregory Palmer, born at West Haddon in curve, sphygmogram, or arteriogram, we can distinguish 1608. This gentleman held his incumbency for the ascending part of tho curve (Landois and Stirling's a space of fifty-two years, and during his tenure * Physiol.,' vol. i. p. 134).

of office, in 1648, the "pyramidal steeple," which Arthralgia (not in Dict.');–1881, The lead arthralformerly rose from the top of the present tower, gia is considered by Harnack to be due to the action of lead on the central motor apparatus" (Sup. to Ziemssen's

was removed because it had fallen into a state ef *Cycl. of Med.'). 1883, in Quain's Dict. of Med.,' p. 81. decay. When the Rev. Gregory Palmer died he

Artist (sense ii. 4, latest quot., 1793).—1828, “ Awk- was buried in the West Haddon Churchyard, and ward whip will drive like the choicest artists of Cam. in Bridge's 'History of Northamptonshire' the bridge(Blackwood's Mag., vol. xxiii. p. 95).

Asparaginic (not in Dict.").-—1885,"Hypoxanthia, following is recorded as the inscription on his xanthia (Salmon), and asparaginic acid (CH-N04) are

grave :also formed during the digestion of fibrin and gluten"

Here lyeth honest Griggory, (Landois and Stirling's · Physiol.,' vol. I, p. 341).

Which was a true friend to the ministry; Aspermatism (no quot. in Dict.').—1881, "An ex- And the soul's true friend for Eternity, ample of permanent aspermatism, which is rarely met And one of the best of fathers to his ability; with" (Sup. to Ziemssen's Cycl. of Med.,' p. 459).

Hee studied the true form of Christianity 1883, “ Dr. Van Buren thus explains the above condi.

The which hee hoped would abound to posterity. tion, to which he has given the not altogether well- "Griggory Palmer, Minister of West Haddon 52 years chosen name aspermatisin” (Holmes's 'Syst. of Surgery,' and odd months, it being the place of his nativity; in third edit., vol. iii. p. 563).

which parieh hee first received his breath, and also Asper (latest quot, in • Dict.,' 1819).-1832, "He bad Ended his last the 11 day of June, 1693, Hee being 85 their aspers handsomely reinforced by some silver coins" years, 5 months and odd days old." (Blackwood's Mag., vol. xxxii. p. 974). Asthenopia (only quot in • Dict.,' 1875).-1863, “ Mus

Whilst staying at West Haddon during the cular asthénopia is thus avoided at the cost of binocular month of June this year I visited the church

yard, for the purpose, if possible, of finding out [* “Pursues the Arimaspian” (Milton, Par. Lost.,' bk. ii, 1. 945).]

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this tomb and its quaint inscription, and after a double of this Act be given to the Moderator of each very short search came across it on the south side presbeterie who shall cause doubles theirof be sent to of the church. It is the only tomb on a little tri- each Minister, & that the same be read from the pulpit angular piece of ground on the right hand side upon a lords day in each parroch w in the Synnod be.

twixt and the first of Nope next inshowing. of a footpath leading to the chancel door. In shape it is what is called an altar tomb. I tho- It is, of course, known to those who have in part roughly examined its surface for any remains of or wholly gone through any records such as the the above inscription, and with some little diffi- above that an immense quantity of matter has to

Not the least culty succeeded in tracing the following words, be read, not at all pleasing: carved on the front in an oval shape on the left curious feature in such records is the apparent dehand panel :

termination to bring home to the accused the Griggory

offence of fornication; the principle of giving the Palmer Minister

prisoner the benefit of a doubt seems scarcely of West Haddon 52

ever to have been followed. So the following years and odd months

will be viewed as a natural sequence, apart Nativity

from the general interest of the extract :hee first received his breath and also

25 May, 1698. Ended his last the 11th day of June

The double of the oath appointed by the presbeterie 1693

of Air to be taken by the persons who will not confesso Hee being 85 years

the guilt though their be presumptiones, gth is to be and

taken after this manner. The last three words, if there, are hidden beneath

first in the presence of the Sess: this oath is to be the ground, but I presume they are intact, as the read unto them and given to them to consider. last words' visible are better preserved than the and the oath to be reid to them and the hazard of fals

Nixt they are to be convined befor the congregatione rest, in consequence of the protection afforded by swearing and he is to be advised seriously to consider it

Neither on the right hand front panel agst the nixt lords day, and if they continue still denynor, indeed, on any other part of the tomb is a ing, then in yo face of the congregatione after prayer single word to be seen, so that the quaintest part this oath is to be taken, viz.,

I, of the epitaph is undoubtedly quite obliterated. dreadful majesty of the eternal and ever living and ever

- doe theirfor in the presence of the great and It seems strange how the inscription on the left blessed God, the searcher of heart an reins in his holy hand panel can have survived so long, carved as sanctuerie, humbly upon my knees with my hands lifted it is in comparatively soft sandstone, which has up to heaven protest and swear by the holy and dreadfull been for upwards of two hundred years exposed name of the lord, the only true God, and as I shall be to the action of the weather. There are five other when in he shall judge the World in righteousnes by

ansurable to his Majestie in the great and terrible day altar tombs in the churchyard, but this is the Jesus Christ, whom he hath appointed judge of quick and best preserved of all. The stone slab which rests dead, that I never committed the ed abominable sin of on the top is of exceedingly fine quality, and an

with the gd that I never uncovered her

nakedness nor was in naked bed with her nor did lie old gentleman, past eighty years of age, who accompanied me in my visit, told me how he well carnallie we her as man doth with woman, and this oath remembered as a boy it being selected as the

ALFRED Chas. Jonas. finest place on wbich to sharpen pocket-knives. Swangea. Some reader of ‘N. & Q.' may be able to throw

(To be continued.) further light on the antecedents or posterity of GriggoryPalmer. I sball be greatly obliged.

Altar LINEN.-I have in my possession two John T. PAGE.

old pieces of altar linen, which I think are unique and worthy of being recorded in ‘N. & Q.'' I

sball be very glad if any readers will tell me anyScotch Kirk Session RecoRDS. (Continued thing about the manufacture of German altar linen from p. 187.)

beyond what is suggested by the designs on these Act against Prophaners mad by ye Provinciall Synod of pieces which I try to describe.

Glasgow & Air mad at Air October 3, 1695. The material is flax; the colour, slightly yellowed firmly make conscience of their obligatione of y' office and by age, white. In the larger piece, which I take faithfullie dyscharge the trust comitted to them by God to be a fair white linen cloth,” measuring 7 ft. by & the supream authore of the nation. But because it may fall out in some particular places for the synnod 6 ft., the following design is woven : First, the doth enjoyne that each minister or Kirk Sess: who figure of a man standing by a vine-tree, holding having cause to complane of a Magistrate for negligence an axe or staff in his hand ; beyond a doorway of in puting the Acts aget prophanes into executione some building, and above this part of the design the shall acquaint the presbeterie y'with that the the word No-El iz Roman capitals. Underpresbeterie with the Kirk agent may pershou the negli- neath is a design, apparently representing a gent Magistrate befor the lords of Sess: according to the Act of Parlament, and to the end yi noe persone may town, surmounted by DIE STAT HÖBRON. Then pretend ignorance the Synnod doth appoint that the below the town comes - conventional design

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