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There is much of this kind which has never copiously illustrated by facsimiles and wood

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In every kind of literary illustration of in Elizabethan literature and intimate ac

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Francis Davison and Dr. Donne

. - 49

Folk Lore: - Sites of Buildings changed - Folk Lore of

The editor of Select Poetry, chiefly devotional, of

Kacouss People - Charms – Weather Prophecy · 50 the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, collected for the

Poem by Edward Bedingfield, by Edward Peacock, Jun. 50

Parker Society, ascribes to Francis Davison (and I

Mlinor Notes : - Curious Mistranslation - Street Cross-

dare say rightly) a translation of Psalm cxxxvii.,

ings - Travelling Expenses at the Close of the Seven-

teenth Century-" The Bore" in the Severn -

51 which is likewise attributed to Dr. Donne, and if


I mistake not to others. It is found in vol. ii.


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. 52 p. 328., and I should be very glad to know who

King Magnus' Burial-place at Downpatrick, by John W. was really the author, as it does not seem the


. - - 52

worst of the “ Geneva Jigs :"-

Curfew, by J, Sansom
Minor Queries:- Fishing by Electricity - As salt as

« By Euphrates' Aowry side

Fire - "There were three ladies," &c. - Prophecies

fulfilled - The Chase Family - Mummies of Eccle-

We did bide,

siastics in Germany - The Merry-thought, or Wish-

From deare Judah far absented,
bone Bells on Horses' Necks - Dissertation on 1

Tearing th' aire with mournful cries,

Salt Box - Meaning of Alcohol" Hip, hip, hurrah!"

- Armorial Bearings of Cities and Towns --Hands

And our eies

in the Pockets - John de Huderesfield - John, King

With their streames the streame augmented:
of France, at Somerton -- Tapestry from Richmond
Palace - Prayer moves the hand," &c. - Portrait

« When poor Sion's doleful state,
of Oliver Cromwell - Birthplace of Wickliff:
Reverend applied to the Clergy - Foubert Family -

Cambridge Disputations - Tenure of Land - .

Sacked, burned, and enthralled,
MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED : -" To lie at the catch"

And Thy temple spoil'd, which we
Words printed in Italics in the Bible - Bays's Troops

Ne'er should see
Courtier and learned Writer .

To our mirthless mind recalled.


“ Our mute harps, untun'd, unstrung,

Yankee and Yankee Doodle, by T. Westcott
Plague Stones

Up we hoong

Burials in Woollen -

On greene wiilowes neare beside us,

** Merchant of Venice," Act 111. Sc. 2.

When, we sitting so forlorne,

Hannah Woolly, by T. Westcott .

Thus in scorne

Etymology of the Word “Devil," by Richard F. Little.

Our proud spoilers 'gan deride us :-

dale - -

- .. . 59

Ancient American Languages, by Kenneth R. H. Mac-

Come, sad captives, leave your groanes,


And your moanes

Replies to Minor Queries : - Royal " We" "The Man

Under Sion's ruynes bury;
in the Moon" - Anima Magis, &c. - De laudibus
Sanctæ Crucis - Oiwysigi Ti Türi - Seventh Daughter

To your harps sing us some laies
of a Seventh Daughter-A strange Cow-Royal Arms

In the praise
án Churches 'St. Christopher Oasis - Lord Bacon
as a Poct - Longevity - Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

Of our God, and let's be merry.
-Spanish Vessels wrecked on the Irish Coast - Boy

* Can, ah, can we leave our groines,

Bishop at Eton- Descendants of John Rogers Joha

Rogers, the Protomartyr-Restive-Apple Sauce with

And our moanes

Pork - Spanish “ Veiwe Bowes " "Cane Decanc"

Under Sion's ruynes burg ?
&c.-The Moon and her Infuences Bronze Medals
- Wyle Cop - Celebrated Fly - Mummy Wheat -

Can we in this land sing laies
Squire Brown's Fox Chase - Seth's Pillars - Edmund

To the praise
Bohun - Etymology of Mushroom - The Plant
Hæmony - Shakspeare, Tennyson, &c.

Of our God, and here be merry ?


* No, deare Salem ! if I faile

Notes on Books, &c.

To bewaile

Books and Odd Volumes wanted .

Thine affliction miserable,

Notices to Correspondents


Let my nimble joynts become

Stiffe and nombe;

To touch warbling harp unable.

Vol. VI. - No. 142.

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Folk Lore of Kacouss People (Vol. V., p.413.).Does not the expression “under the bells" mean the lower part of the belfry tower, in which the people could attend divine service, and yet not be in the body of the church ? .J. B. RELTON.

Charms. The following charm was practised a few weeks since in the village of Newport, Essex, on a poor lad subject to epileptic fits." Nine sixpences were procured from nine virgins (“ for which they were to be neither asked nor thanked"); the money was then made into a ring, which the child wore; but with no satisfactory result, possibly from some flaw in the primary condition.


“Let my tongue lose singing skill; .&

Let it still
To my parched rooffe be glewed,
If in either harpe or voice

I rejoyce,
Till thy joys shall be renewed.
“ Lord, plague Edom's traitrous kind;

Beare in mind
In our ruyne how they revellid:
Kill, sack, burne ! they cride out still,

Sack, burne, kill;
Downe with all, let all be levelld!
“ And thou, Babel, when the tide

Of thy pride,
Now a flowing, falls to turning,
Victor now, shall then be thrall,

And shalt fall
To as lowe an ebb of mourning,
“ Happie man, who shall thee wast

As thou hast
Us without all mercy wasted,
And shall make thee taste and see

What by thee
Wee, poor Wee, have seen and tasted !
“ Happie, who thy tender barnes

From the armes
of their wayling mothers tearing,
'Gainst the walls shall dash their bones,

Rutheless stones With their brayns and blood besmearing." What an imperfect idea any jingling version can give us of any Psalm of the inspired writers; and how signally this has been proved by the metrical attempts at Psalm cxxxvü.! The most successful version of it in any language is, I fancy, that by Camoens.


Weather Prophecy (Vol. v., p. 534.). - It is a common opinion in the midland counties that if the oak comes into leaf before the ash, a dry summer may be expected, and a wet summer if the ash is the first. . A wet spring is generally, I believe, favourable to the earlier leaves of the ash, which are retarded by a dry one. This year the oak was very much earlier than the ash. H. N. E.

POEM BY (EDWARD BEDINGFIELD. In a copy of Funerali Antichi di diuersi Popoli, et Nationi, &c., Descritti in Dialogo da Thomaso Porcacchi, in Venetia, MDLXXIIII., which was presented to the Hull Subscription Library by the executors of Sir Thomas Coltman, Kt., there is written on a fly-leaf the following poem. The title-page bears the signature of Edward Reding. field, and the poem is probably in the same hand. I have retained the old spelling and capital letters.


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“ Though I be poore yet will I make hard shift,
But I will send my God a new yeares gift,
Nor Myrrhe nor frankincense

Can I dispense,
Nor gold of Ophir

Is in my cofer;
With wealth I haue so small acquaintance as
I scarce know tinne from siluer, gold from brasse.

FOLK LORE. Sites of Buildings changed (Vol. v., pp. 436.524.). -In the Traditions of Lancashire, edited by John Roby, Esq., First Series, vol. i. p. 23., there is a tale entitled The Goblin Builders, showing how"Gamel the Saxon Thane, Lord of Recedham or Rached (now Rochdale) intended to build a chapel unto St. Chadde, nigh to the banks of the Rache or Roach." It seems a level, convenient situation was chosen for the edifice; but thrice were the foundations there laid, and thrice were all the building materials conveyed by invisible agency from this flat spot to a more airy and elevated situation. At last the Thane, ceasing to strive against fate, gave up his original design, and the present church was built on the locality designated by these unseen workmen. The ascent was high, and one hundred and twenty-four steps had to be laid to help the natives up to the chapel of St. Chadde.


“ Orientall rubyes, emeralds greene,
Blew saphires, sparkling diamonds I haue seene,
Yet never yet did touch

Or gemme or ouche,
Nor pearle nor Amber

Are in my chamber;
These things are in my mind, but neuer yet
Vouchsaf d to lodge within my cabinet.

“ My euer lieuing euer louing King
Yet shall from me receiue a better thing;

For Princes diademes,
- - Flaming with gemmes,

With richesse drest

. Of east and west, Match not this gift, wch if my God shall owne, I'll not change lots with him that weares a crowne.

5458 now in my possession. The book is a thin “ An heart with penitence made new and cleane, 12mo., printed “at the Theater, Oxford,” A.D. Fill'd with faith, hope, and loue, must be my strane. “1698," with which year the Jewish date correMy God yi didst not slight

sponds, and it contains the Christian and Jewish The widowes mite,

calendars in parallel pages. It appears from the Accept of this

autograph of is Wm. Stukeley, M.D., 1736," which Poore sacrifice,

is written on the inside of the cover of the book, Though I nere give but what before was Thine,

that it once belonged to that antiquary. The A treasure taken out of Thine owne mine."

handwriting of the entries resembles that of EDWARD Peacock, Jun. Thomas Hearne. Bottesford Moors.

“ A. D. 1698.

£ s. d. Post-chaise from Oxford to London - 0 7 6

Post-boy - - - - - - 0 0 1 Minor Notes.

Expences at the Red Lion : Dinner, Curious Mistranslation. In Dickens' Household

Wine, one bottle of old Port, and fruit 0 1 9

Waiter Words, in No. 113. (May 22), there is an article

- - 0 0 1

Expences at Half Moon Tavern : Sale entitled " The Rights of French Women," in

mnon, lobster sauce, a bottle of Port - 0 1 6 which, at p. 221., a Frenchman is made to say,

Bed and Chamberlain - - - 0 0 3! that, in consequence of a promenade in the coun

Post-chaise to Oxford, and Dinner try, he and his child “shall sleep like two wooden Shoulder and leg of House Lamb, and shoes." Now this raised a Query in my mind, two bottles of Wine, with asparagrass 0 1 2 for I had never before heard " wooden shoes ” taxed with any drowsy qualities, although un

1 244 doubtedly heary; and I could not call to mind

Play House Exps. . 0 0 9 any authority for the ascription. Upon turning to a French dictionary, I find that the word

£13 sabot, which means a wooden shoe, means also a top: my Query was therefore turned into a Note; “ N.B. - It was decided by a great Majority of that Note being, that the writer of the article had Civilians that the Cause was clear from the evidence of wrongfully used the former meaning instead of Mrs. Barlow.". the latter; and that the Frenchman had really

R. M. W. said, he and his child should “sleep like two tops." Is this Note worth your notice ?

T! “ The Bore" in the Severn. - In the following Stoke Newington.

passages found in the second text of Lazamon's

Brut, which Sir F. Madden considers to have been Street Crossing. - A writer in The Builder has written about fifty years after the earlier text, the cleverly suggested that bridges might be erected in

probable date of which he fixes at the commencethe crowded thoroughfares of London for the con

ment of the thirteenth century, occur the three venience of foot passengers, who lose so much valu

forms of "beares,beres," " bieres," denoting able time in crossing. As the stairs would occupy waves, viz. a considerable space, and occasion much fatigue, I

“passi over bieres. beg to propose an amendment: Might not the | (to) pass over waves."- Lazam., ed. Madden, Lond. ascending pedestrians be raised up by the descend

1846, vol. i. p. 57. ing? The bridge would then resemble the letter

“ be beares me hire bi-nome. H, and occupy but little room. Three or four at

the waves took her from me."— Vol. iii. p. 121. a time, stepping into an iron framework, would be

“ wandri mid b..beres. gently elevated, walk across, and perform by their

floating with the waves."— Vol. iii. p. 144. weight the same friendly office for others rising on the opposite side. Surely no obstacles can arise

Sir F. Madden observes, in his Glossarial Rewhich might not be surmounted by ingenuity. If | marks, Lazam., vol. iii. p. 451. v. 1341,: a temporary bridge were erected in one of the “ This word has not been met with in A.-S. It is no parks the experiment might be tried at little cost, doubt the same with the Isl. bára: Old Germ. bäre; and, at any rate, some amusement would be Dutch baar, wave or billow. Perhaps the bar of a

C. T. harbour is hence derived."

May we not also trace to this source the term Travelling Expenses at the Close of the Seven

bore, popularly used to express the tidal wave of teenth Century.- I beg to send, for the information the Severn?

R. M. W. of your correspondent A. A. (Vol. iii., p. 143.), the following transcript of a MS. entry on a fly. leaf at the end of a Jewish calendar for the year


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