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THE TURKISI ALLIANCE, TEMP. Q. ELIZABETH,
RECOLLECTIONS OF DIRTY Dick's House, WILLIAM CECIL, afterwards Earl of Exeter, in a letter It must have been sometime in or about the year to Lord Talbot, at Stafford, dated Oct. 23, 1590, refers 1803 or 4, when my Father first took me to London, we to a then vastly different position in the preponderance travelled by the fast coach, which left Coventry at 8 p.m. of Turkey in Europe, to what it is now,
the time was fixed for leaving ; very different as to its “ The Turke had not he bene prevented by or Ambass. arrival! for on my enquiring at the coach office what intended to set uppon the Kinge of Poland wth 60,000 time we should get to London, the bookkeeper replied, men; but, understanding her Majestie had greate neede of “ Ah! that's more than I can tell! but I should think many things fro- yt countrey necessary for her navies, he
he about dinner time next day! this proved to be an excelwithdrewe his force, though he was assured of victorie, only for her Majestie's sake, who received greate thanks
lent guess. fro- ye Kinge of Poland; and ye Turke bath him self. Among other sights, was Dirty Dick's Warehouse in written to her Majestie letters, wth most greate titles, as
Leadenhall Street. I have no doubt it was on the right suring her yt if she will wright her letter to him, to require hand side, going from the City. The number of the him, he will make ye King of Spain (Philip the Second) House was 46. My father was about to describe the humble bim self unto her. He also threatened invasion to peculiarities of this store to me, when Mr. Bentley those of Marsaly [i.e. Marseilles,] yt theruppon, they have made his appearance, and said, without much suavity yielded to (Henry the Fourth) ye Kinge of Fraunce, other of manner, “I wonder what you country loobies want wise he vowed to bave spoyled their cittie.”
here," or some such expression. His appearance is now The Russians seem now to be playing the Turk in present to my mind, and somewhat resembled Europe.
tenance the founder of modern Leamington, Benj.
Satchwell, whom I well knew, and whose portrait I offer MY LOVE, GOOD-MORROW!
for acceptance. PACKE clowdes away, and welcome day;
In one of the periodicals about half a century ago,* I With night we banish sorrow.
remember there is an elevation of Bentley's House, and Sweet Ayre blow soft, mount Larke aloft,
in the Wonderful Magazine is a plate of the large To give my Love, good-morrow!
Drawing Room, in a dilapidated state, with a good Winges from the winde, to please her mind, account of this celebrated emporium for “ wares of all Notes from the Larke Ile borrow;
35, Bath Street, Leamington.
The portrait and many amusing peculiarities of
Nathaniel Bentley, alias Dirty Dick, will be found in Wake from thy nest, Robin red-breast;
Wilson's Wonderful Characters, vol. i. p. 166; in Sing birds in ev'ry furrow,
Kirby's Wonderful Museum, vol. i. p. 445; and in the
fourth volume of the Eccentric Museum, 1807.
ALBUM VERSES, AT CREWE HALL.
HERE in rude state, old Chieftains dwelt,
Who no refinement knew;
Small were the wants their bosoms felt,
And their enjoyments few.
But now, by taste and judgment plann'd,
Throughout these scenes we find CAQUEFAGISME. (Current Notes, p. 72,) This word is
The work of Art's improving hand, of Irish extraction; there is nothing in English that
With ancient splendour join'd. approaches it. Your correspondent will find the Greek
And far more great the owners' praise, word o'ıriviovppake to be nearer to it, than anything else.
In whom at once are shown, Mr. Commissioner Murphy made use of the expres
With genuine worth of former days, sion, and no doubt can explain his own words,--more
The graces of their own!
PALMERSTON. CAQUEFAGISME is a whimsical compound of caquet, ROYAL AUTOGRAPHS.-Current Notes, p. 70. Among tittle-tattle, or gossip; and faquin, paltry; in short, it the Cottonian Manuscripts, in the British Museum, is å is a parody of the word Catechisme. A pasquillade, short communication from King HENRY THE FIFTH, written between the years 1592 and 1596, entitled
addressed to Thomas Langley, Bishop of Durham, Dean “Le Caquefagisme Doctrinal et Confession de la Foy l of York, Lord High Chancellor, and Cardinal, dated Espaignolle," addressed to the Bourbons, the English | Feb. 10, 1418. and Protestants generally, appeared at that period, in the streets at Rome.
- European Magazine, Nov. 1801.-EDITON,
CRUCIFIX OF KING EDWARD THE CONFESSOR. I EVANGELIST Spoons, Current Notes, p.72.-Steevens “ In 1688, a singular narrative was published, under the on the passage in Shakespeare's King Henry VIII., name of Charles Taylor, Gent., but actually written by act V. sc. 2, when the King having bade Cranmer stand Keepe, author of the “ Monumenta Westmonasteriensia," godfather to the Infant Princess Elizabeth, in reply to relating to the finding of a crucifix and gold chain in his plea of poverty and humbleness, as a gentle remonKing Edward's coffin; which, either from design or acci.
strance, saysdent, had a hole broken through the lid, when the scaffolding was removed that had been erected for the coronation
"Come, come, my Lord, you'd spare your spoons;" of James the Second and Queen Mary, in 1685. It appears
observes, it was the custom long before the time of Shakefrom the account, that several weeks had elapsed before the speare for the Sponsors at christenings to offer gilt spoons, as writer inspected the opening, which was about six inches
a present to the child. These spoons were called Apostle long and four broad.' On putting my hand in the hole." Spoons, because the figures of the Apostles were carved on the he continues, "and turning the bones which I felt there,
handles. Such as were at once generous and opulent gave I drew from underneath the shoulder bones a crucifix richly
twelve. Those who were moderately rich or liberal, esadorned and enamelled, and a gold chain of twenty-four
caped at the expence of the Four Evangelists, or even inches long." After these articles had continued in his
sometimes contented themselves with presenting one spoon, own possession about a month,' and been shewn to the
that exhibited the figure of any saint, in honour of whom, Archbishops of York and Canterbury, who look'd upon
| the child received the name. 'em as great pieces of antiquity,' he was introduced by the Dean of Westminster to the king, at Whitehall, who ac- EVANGELIST Spoons.-Spoons with one of the Evancepted the sacred treasure with much satisfaction ;' and gelists upon the handles, and were given to a child by soon afterwards sending to the Abbey, ordered the old its sponsors as a present.
H. T. B. coffin to be inclosed in a new one, that no abuse might be Ashby, Oct, 3. offered to the sacred ashes.' The head of the sainted monarch was 'firm and whole,' and the jaws full of teeth,
Beth-GELERT.-By whom was this ballad written, "A list of gold about an inch broad, in the nature of a land when the date of its appearance ? coronet, surrounded the temples. There was also in the coffin white linen, and gold-coloured flowered silk, that looked indifferent well, but the least stress put thereto NINE-MEN's Morris.—Will any of your Corresponshewed it was well nigh perished.' Both the chain and dents favour me with some particulars of this game ? crucifix were of pure gold; the former consisted of oblong Shakespeare alludes to it in his Midsummer Night's links, curiously wrought, and connected by a gold locket, Dream.
A. N. (ornamented with two large red stones, supposed to be rubies) from which the crucifix was dependent : the latter | CARPETS.-Sir, may I request you will favour me by resembled a cross bottony in its form, excepting that the allowing the following query to be addressed to any of perpendicular beam was about one-fourth longer than the your archæological correspondents, in the hope of some transverse one. It was richly enamelled, having on one Notes from them. At what period was the practice of side the picture of our Saviour Jesus Christ, in his passion strewn rushes in the royal apartments discontinued, and wrought thereon, and an eye from above casting a kind of
when were carpets introduced ?
A. F. beams upon him ; whilst on the reverse is pictured a Bene
Kidderminster, Oct. 8. dictine monk, and on each side of him, these capital Roman letters :
When the Infante Don Sancho, Archbishop-elect of
p | Toledo, and brother of Eleanor of Castile, wife of Prince On the right limb, thus Z A X-and on the left, thus A C
Edward, afterwards King Edward the First, came to EngA
land in December 1254, to prepare for the reception of his The cross was hollow, for the purpose, as presumed, of
sister, he was accompanied by Sir Garcias Martinez, a containing some relic, and could be opened by two little
Spanish Nobleman of some celebrity, and a numerous suite.
The New Temple, in Fleet Street, was appointed for their screws at the top ; its length was four inches." This extract is from Brayley's History and Antiquities of
residence, but the Londoners were scandalised to see the the Abbey Church of St. Peter, Westminster, 1823, 4to.
Archbishop-elect, a boy of twenty, riding in great state, vol. ii. p. 71.
wearing a ring on his thumb, and bestowing his benediction Can any of your correspondents explain the meaning
on the people; they remarked that their manners were of these letters?
utterly at variance with English customs and habits; that
while the walls of their lodgings in the Temple were hung Lanchester.
with silk and tapestry, and the very floors covered with MAJOR ANDRE.—The grave of this meritorious officer
costly carpets, their retinue was disorderly and vulgar in was denoted by a small tree, planted near his head, by
the extreme; and many mules, but few horses The popu
d, by lar feelings on these subjects, notwithstanding King Henry some friendly hand; and about five and twenty years the Thiră's injunctions, were freely vented in abusive since, when the body was exhumed from the place of its language and sarcastic allusions to the gluttony and luxuinterment, near the Hudson, for the purpose of bringing riousness of these aliens. No earlier notice of the introducit to England; the roots of the tree were found to have tion of carpets into England, has occurred to the writer. closely entwined the skull by a net-work. H. M.. Notices from correspondents will be acceptable.
VAS PANORMITANUM. I SEND you the draught of another vessel of very ancient date, from Gesenii Monumenta Phænicia, Pars III., Tab. 14, fig. 43, and evidently used for the same purpose as a tavern wine decanter of the present day; with the interpretation of the letters inscribed thereon.
COMPLAINT OF A LOVER. - In the steward's book of “ Accounts and Memoranda of Sir John Howard, Knight, from 1463 to 1471;" printed at the expense of Mr. Beriah Botfield, for the Roxburghe Club in 1841 ; there is, under the date of April 1467, p. 620, the following fragment of some love verses, that may afford some gratification to the poetical antiquary. It is there written as prose, and very oddly appears in the manuscript, as a paragraph of the items in account.
A lake for low mey leyfe ys lorne,
Yn betture balys here mone I be;
But store I stoythe whane I mey lowe not. Can any of your correspondents supply the rest; or is it at all known to them?
The DoDo.—The complete skeleton of this asserted now extinct bird, is said to have been recently discovered, where is it? Leguat, in his voyage at the commencement of the last century, speaks of the Dodo as an inhabitant of the island of Roderique, one of the group eastward of Madagascar. He there describes it as the “ Solitaire, or the Solitary, because they are rarely seen in flocks, although there is abundance of them." Early in the reign of Charles the First, a living specimen was exhibited in London; when dead it was stuffed and preserved in Tradescant's Museum at Lambeth. This collection, with Ashmole's other rarities, founded the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; and although the bill and one foot are all that remain, the whole was entire in that depositary in 1700.
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British Museum.–The recent return to the House of Commons states, that, at the end of the year 1848, the books in the Library were estimated at 435,000 volumes. The additions in the next four years amounted to 58,110 volumes; to which are to be added, parts or
The letters, reading from right to left, are as follows, portions of volumes, when completed and bound, at
-ho thr, bolbc, ca s, nch, M: and in Arabicthree thousand per annum more, amounting in all to 12,000. Five thousand volumes have been added this According to the orthography of Richardson, ghathra year; and the estimated total number of volumes, by Baalbak kas naha.-"A glass coloured or red Baalbeck the last return, are 510,110.
wine jug.” The figure like an hour-glass is M; and
probably put for the maker's or owner's initial of his HAND-BOOK.- Whence the origin of the phrase as
T. R. BROWN. applied to modern books ?
Oct. 6. AMBITION A FOLLY.-Peter Hein, a distinguished Admiral in the Dutch service, rose to that rank from a cabin boy: and in a desperate conflict with the Spaniards' RICHARD JONES, the late comedian, had but two notes was killed in the moment of victory. Their High in his voice; his ha! ha! laugh on the stage, was Mightinesses, in respect of his valour, sent a deputation jocosely named by his theatrical associates, “ Jones's to condole with his mother, upon the loss of her son.
knocker laugh." The old woman was found in her original obscurity at Delft, and in her simplicity, replied to the Deputies - CHAINED Books. The account-book, for one year, “ I always foretold that Peter would perish like a miser-ending at Michaelmas, 1664, of Thomas Busby, D.D., able wretch that he was: he loved nothing but rambling Treasurer of the Abbey Church of St. Peter, Westminfrom one country to another, and now he has the reward ster, has an item, “ For new binding old books, and for of his folly.”
two dozen of brass loops to chain them, 21. 13s. 6d.”
St. BarnABAS Day.-I should like to know the i
DODSLEY'S SHOP IN PALL-MALL. authority for the rhyme, “Barnaby bright- longest day FREQUENT as my visits have been to the metropolis, and shortest night.” Before the change in the style, I have in vain endeavoured to trace the shop or house the longest day may have been June 11th, but how formerly distinguished as Dodsley's. I have glanced could St. Barnabas remain immoveable, when Christ- over scores of title-pages, dated even more than a mas, Lady Day, and every other festival moved forwards century back, but it is ever “ in Pall Mall;" never in the amended calendar? Here is another question : affording the slightest clue to its position. I have asked Is the morrow of a feast the same morning, or the many other persons, who were surprised the question morning following? I imagine the doubt has arisen had not occurred to them before, but were unable to from the expression good morrow, being convertible with afford any intimation, and yet expressed themselves to good morning. Probably good morrow was the salutation be also desirous of acquiring the knowledge, from the when day was declining, and the evil principle was Dodsleys' having been so long and so creditably assobelieved to be rising in the ascendant. Y. S. N. ciated with much of the literature and London publica
tions of the past century. Mr. Cunningham's “ Hand
book of London," it was observed, would certainly solve THE Whiten'D HAIR.
the difficulty, but on referring, he simply names among GRIEF hath not furrow'd o'er my cheek,
the eminent inhabitants—“ Robert Dodsley, the bookNor yet the lines of care,
seller, originally a footman; he opened a shop here in Nor age, the fatal signet set;
1735, with the sign of Tully's Head, and dying in 1764, Then why this whiten'd hair?
was buried at Durham.” But, after him, was his broTo me not all the valued lore,
ther James Dodsley, who had been in partnership with The son of science blesses,
Robert; with his name, however, all trace of their place Can boast the thrilling eloquence,
of business appears to have passed away. Will any of This whiten'd hair possesses.
your readers and correspondents, kindly point out the "Tis wisdom's early monitor,
locality, or has the mutations in that neighbourhood, so That youth's gay hours have flown ;
wholly effaced the house, that it may now be only menOne glance will tell the stream is pass'd,
tioned or named among the notables that were, J. M. Our Folly's rubicon.
Liverpool, Oct. 8.
Like the old Coffee Houses and the Taverns, Dodsley's
| shop, or place of business, his residence and warehouse, D AND SPIRITED. – Reynolds and Burke, one) was up a long entrance, opposite to Marlborough House, in night standing in the plaister-room at the Royal Aca- | Pall Mall. The “ Tully's Head,” that so frequently figures demy, one of the pupils approached the President, with as a vignette on Dodsley's title pages, was a gilded head, as his drawing, and placing it in his hands, said, in reference a sign, placed over the door of the entrance passage in to his effort : “ Very bold and very spirited, Sir Joshua." Pall Mall. The long entry and the position of Dodsleys' Reynolds, with his usual mildness, honoured it with a shop, for the sale of books, published solely by them, is glance; and, in passing it to Burke, observed : “ Very
defined in Horwood's Map of London, 1794; there numbold;" the latter, on returning it to the youthful
bered No. 65, on the north side of Pall Mall, Dodsley's Raphael, continued the President's commendation, with
house abụtted, and in fact, encroached, on one corner of
the pleasure garden attached, and behind Nerot's Hotel, a “and very spirited."
fine large old house, facing Bury Street, in King Street, St.
James's; and denoted No. 19, in Horwood's map. The Genius..
hotel lastly occupied as a warehouse, was demolished by And what is Genius? 'Tis the sacred flame
Mr. Braham, and on the site of the house and garden much That burns upon the altar of the mind.
of the eastern portion of St. James's Theatre now stands. 'Tis fed by Fancy ! who with ready hand,
Dodsley's premises were six or seven years since rased to Gathers the fuel e'en from distant climes :
the ground, by the late Mr. George Tattersall, who erected From earth, from sea, from sky; ceaselessly fanned
there several suites of chambers, the entrance to which in By fair Imagination's out-spread wing.
Pall Mall, in accordance with recent alterations and en. While oft it glows so vividly intense
| larged buildings, is now No. 58.-EDITOR.
M. Scribe, the Nestor of the French dramatic
writers, has purchased the estate of Courbetire, in the More bright, more pure, till in its native heav'n It gleams effulgent with light celestial.
neighbourhood of Chateau-Thierry, for 260,000 francs, A. D. W. or, in English money, 10,4001.; a sum no English dra
matist ever possessed. NEW ZEALAND.-Mr. Chapman, formerly Judge of the Supreme Court, stated at a recent meeting that NIAGARA Falls.-On the morning of Sept. 9th, the New Zealand possesses more writers, literary and scien- remainder of the Table-rock fell, with a tremendous tific, than any other British colony,
IPSWICI ELECTION ENTERTAINMENT. 14.67. I They appear to have attended as the band of musi
cians at this Festival, given on the part of the returned The xx day of Aprylle, 1467, my mastyr Syr John members. There were no Parliamentary inquiries in Howard, and mastyr Thomas Brewse spent for costes at those days, or it would have been charged against them Yipswiche, whane they were chosen Knyghtes of the Shyre,
as a gross act of treating; and the votes of the men of as followeth :
Suffolk seem to have been propitiated by a large amount In primis, in viij oxsene, pryce the pece xxs.
of good cheer, “wine at gentlemen's lodgings," hogs
summa viijli. Item, xxiiij calves,
heads of wine, and barrels of beer. Item, xxiiij shepe,
Sir John Howard, knight, of Stoke by Neyland, in Item, xx lambes,
Suffolk, was the eldest son of Sir Robert Howard, Item, xxx pygges,
knight, by Margaret, daughter of Thomas and cousin, Item, xij fesawntes,
and eventually co-heir to John Mowbray, the last of Item, v xx capons and viij.,
xxxvjs. vid. that family, Dukes of Norfolk. Upon the assumption of Item, xij xx chekens,
xxvjs. vid. the crown by King Edward the Fourth, he was as a Yorkist, Item, vj xx rabettes,
made Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, and rewarded Item, viij C. egges,
with certain manorial grants. In January 1467, he met Item, in butter,
the ambassadors of the Duke of Burgundy at Gravesend, Item, in vij xx peyre pegones,
xjs. viijd. Item, in xxxij galones of mylke, ijs. viijd.
whence he escorted them in the King's barge to London. Item, in brede at the same towne, iijli, ixs.
In June following, he accompanied Margaret, the King's Item, in hoggesheds of wyne, iijli, xiijs. iiijd.
sister, to Flanders, on her marriage with Charles, Item, in wyne at gentylmennys logenges be syde
Comte de Charalois, afterwards Duke of Burgundy. It that as myche as drew,
xiijs. ijd. is probable, that on his return, he brought over "the Item, in xx barrelles of dobelle bere, pryse the Bastard of Burgoyne," as shortly after, Sir John acted barelle ijs. viijd.
summa liijs. iiijd. as Deputy Marshal for the Duke of Norfolk, at the great Item, in xvj barelles of syngelle bere, prise the jousting in Smithfield, between Anthony, Lord Scales, barelle, ijs.
and the Bastard of Burgundy; and when that personage Item, for x lodes of wood, price the lode xvd.
quitted England, Sir John escorted him to Calais.
summa xijs. vid. Item, for viij boshelles of flour for dowsetes,
Sir John Howard subsequently held many high and
prominent distinctions in an official capacity, and was by
vis. viijd. Item, in salt,
King Richard III. created on June 28, 1483, Duke of Item, in ale at the said toune,
Norfolk and Earl Marshal of England, with remainder Item, for herynge [hiriny] of all maner of napry to his heirs male. Upon the landing of the Duke of and for washynge,
vjs. viijd. Richmond, he marched resolutely to the assistance of Item, in peper,
xiiijd. Richard, and commanded the archers at Bosworth-field, Item, in cloues and mases,
ijs. viijd. where he fell on the 22nd of August, 1485. He was Item, safron, hony and sawndres (sundres), iiijs. buried in the Abbey of Thetford, and by the act passed Item, in reysans of (and ?] corauns, xviijd.
in the first year of King Henry the VIIth, was, with his Item, in powdre of synamon, gynger and suger, vs.
son Thomas, Earl of Surrey, attainted. Item, in candelles,
ijs, vjd. Item, in erbes,
viijd. Item, in mustard,
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Item, in makenge of rakkes of tre to roste one, xijd. D.-Current Notes, p. 30. British Galleries of Art, Item, in sij laborers hered to helpe the kokes in printed for the Whittakers, in 1824, was written by the kechen, .
iiijs. | Patmore. The volume noticed, Current Notes, p. 66, Item, for vj laddes more to helpe,
was a rival publication. Item, for iiij washers of vesselles,
xijd. Item, for xij dosene of whighte coppes, xs.
J. GARLAND will find at p. 31, ante, the composition Item, for lxiiij gret erthern pottes, iijs. iiijd.
of the music to Lady Ann Lindsay's ballad of Auld Item, for xij elles of lynnen clothe for portpaynes
Robin Gray, is already stated to be * by the Rev. Wil] pryse the elle vd., summa vs. iiijd.
liam Leeves, rector of Wrington, near Bristol, the birthItem, for herenge of pewtre vesselles, and for
place of Locke." losse,
Van Os.-Will H. W. forward his address to the Item, for here of xx doseyn of stone pottes, viijs. Item, for iiij of the cheffe kokes rewards, xiijs.iiijd.
undersigned, as probably he may be enabled to assist Item, for ij porters for ladynge and unladynge
H. W., in the object sought ? Joan GARLAND. one the wyne,
viijd. Dorchester, Oct. 1. Item, in exspenses of bothe my masters horses at ther ynnes,
J. D. — The Whittington Club in Arundel-street, Summa totalis xlli. xvijs. viijd.
Strand, as a literary institution, is fast declining; it Item, the xxi day of Aprylle, my mastyr gaff the
will possibly not subsist six months, although its capawaytes of Colchestre,
xvjd. | bilities and position are unrivalled.