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Caisneto, Chesne (even Alexander Chesnei is given way into all the dictionaries, and was copied by
Westminster Abbey, May 25th, 1782.
Dear Sir,-Since my last letter I am sorry to convey
Captain William Blair's Death on the 12th of April last
Battle, and 13 wounded. The House of Commons in
only two of the Ships Company besides himself killed in
T. W. publick Expense in Westminster Abbey. You may
believe the account of bis LOBB overwhelmed all my
Family with the deepest concern, as his Love and “COALS TO NEWCASTLE” (8th S. ii. 484 ; iii. Attention to them all made them look upon him as an 17).-Cotgrave, under “ Teste " has “Il a du feu Elder Brother. Since the account came of his Death I en' la teste. He is very cholerick, furious, or and which he sent by the Packet being the last oppor
received a long letter from him dated the 16th of March courageous ; he will carry no coales.” With regard tunity that offered before the fatal Day of the Engageto “ carry no coals” there is the following remark ment......I received a letter from you about six weeks in the 'Henry Irving Shakespeare,' vol. i. p. 237 : ago by a Danish Ship dated 7th Jan 1781 from Calcutta “ Is it possible that this expression may be connected motion to the rank of Captain and also to the command
by which I had the agreeable Intelligence of your Prowith that used in Proverbs xxv. 22, and in Romans zii. of the first Battalion of a Regiment of Sea Poys at 20, To heap coals of fire on an enemy's head'; man Chunar where my Brother was lately appointed who would carry no coals being one of so furious & Governor. All our affairs here are much agitated by a temper, that no patience or forbearance, on the part of late total Change of the Ministry, and this has extended his enemy, would appease his anger ?”
to your East Indian Affairs where Select and Secret F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY. Committees are projecting great alterations. Mrs. Blair The earliest form appears to have been “As joing in best Complim' to you and I am ever with great
truth Dear Sir Your most faithful humble Servi
H. C. HART.
I have omitted the middle part of the letter,
which refers only to investments made on behalf of
whom he acted as treasurer. The date of the
long in reaching England. Among the French
said the Fourth prisoners brought to England was a young officer
sbire gentleman of that name who settled in France What he really said, according to the Standard in the time of Charles I. He found his way to of the same day, was :
Westminster, and was hospitably received by Dr.
A. T. M.
ANNE Vaux (8th S. iii. 29). --John of Gaunt,
C. R. M.
by his second wife, Katherine Roet, was the father
of Joan Beaufort, who, by her marriage with Ralph Rev. JOHN BLAIR, LL.D., CHRONOLOGIST (8th S. Neville, first Earl of Westmoreland, was mother ii. 406; iii. 58). -- Errors in biographical accounts of Richard, Earl of Salisbury, who by his wife, of Dr. Jobo Blair bave been noticed in ‘N. & Q.' Lady Alice Montacute, was the father of Lady (6th S. vii. 48 ; 7th S. v. 15), but the story started Alice Neville. She married Henry, fifth Lord by the Gentleman's Magazine, that his death was Fitzhugb, and their daughter, Elizabeth Fitzbogb, caused by the shock given to his system by the parried Nicholas, first Lord Vaux, of Harrowden news of the death of Capt. W. Blair, found its (who died 1523). They were the parents of Anne
Vaux, who married Sir Thomas Lestrange. The the stones at Abary are all in their natural conother daughter, Catherine Vaux, married Sir dition, whilst those at Stonehenge are roughly George Throckmorton. KATHLEEN WARD. hewn. (See ‘Prehistoric Times, fifth edition,
p. 128.) It is evident that the Druids must be MAINWARING'S 'DISCOURSE OF Pirates' (8th deprived of the credit of making these wonderful S. iii. 8).-I copy the following from the Report erectiong,
W. T. LYNN. (p. 3) of the Mainwaring deeds and MSS. made by Mr. H. Barr Tomkins, in 1883, to the Historical TENNYSON'S CROSSING THE BAR' (8th S. ii. Commission :
446). - Possibly Lord Tennyson did take his "A MS, book, in a parchment cover, containing the idea of this poem from the account of Paul Domfollowing articles : 1. A discourse written by Sir Henry bey's death, but, like many other poets and Mainwaringe (M.P. for Dover, 1620
to 1623), and by him thousands of prose writers, he probably approved presented to the Kinges Matie' An° D'ni. 1618. Wherein are discovered the beginnings, practises, and Proceedings of Molière's sentiment, “Je prends mon bien, où of the Pyrates, who now so much infest the Seas, together je le trouve." Without, however, discussing that with His Aduíce and direction bow to surprise and suppoem, I wish to point out as I am not quite sure prees them.. (53 pp.).......Note. Sir Henry Mainwaring it has ever been pointed out before—a still more was a Captain
in the Royal Navy, and was Lieutenant of remarkable similarity between a poem of our latest Dover Castle from 1620 to 1623. It is curious to find from the State Papers (" Domestic Series, James I.; Poet Laureate and a poem of a predecessor of his vol. clx.) that he was himself accused of piracy and of in that office. I refer to Tennyson's Charge of having seized a French merchant vessel whilst we were the Light Brigade' and to Michael Drayton's at peace with France. Sir Edward Cecil, who succeeded "Battle of Agincourt.' In both these we get not as member for Dover in the Parliament which met in only the same rbythm, but the same ideas, the Feb., 1624."
same expressions, nay, almost the same words. I do not think that the above • Discourse of if given by the bellowing penny-reader would
Here are three extracts alone from Drayton, that Pirates' has been printed. I was fortunate enough almost confuse his audience into thinking they to be staying at Peover Hall, where all the Main. waring MSS. are at present under care, when Mr.
were by Tennyson :Tomkins made bis report, and I belped him in the They now to fight are gone, search, which produced over five hundred deeds,
Armour on armour sbone,
Drum now to drum did groan, with dates reaching from 1170 to the time of
To bear was wonder; Henry VIII., besides other most interesting docu
That with cries they make, ments. Some MS. papers were also found to be
The very earth did sbake, in print, and I have since heard of and seen others Trumpet to trumpet spake, in print, but bave never seen any printed copy of
Thunder to thunder. the above MS., though it may exist elsewhere.
None from his fellow starts,
But, playing manly parts, Tyntesfield, Bristol.
And like true English hearts,
Stuck close together,
Upon St. Crispin's Day,
Which fame did not delay, query was suggested by what Larousse says of
To England to carry ; Stonebenge in his 'Grand Dictionnaire,' under
0, when shall Englishmen,
With such acts fill a pen, that bead, that it " est une des plus curieuses
Or England breed again constructions antiques qui existent, et la France
Such a King Harry ! Do peat rien lui opposer d'analogue." Probably, The original in this case seems to be almost as therefore, he allades to the construction of Stone good a thing as the imitation. henge as compared with that of Carnac, the stones
JNO. BLOUNDELLE-BURTON. of which are not arranged in circles. Sir John Barnes Common. Labbock considers the latter to be the older, and to belong to the Stone Age, whilst Stonehenge was CLAYPOOLE (8th S. iii. 29).-I should recomprobably an erection made in the Bronze Age of mend MR. OLAYPOOL to consult . N. & Q.,' 3rd S. the world's history.
xii. 78; 4th S. 1. 246, 418, 476; Noble's 'CromAt Abury, or Avebury, which is about sixteen well,' 1787, p. 370 (correcting the name of the miles dae north of Stonehenge, are some remark. Protector's daughter from “Mary" to Elizabeth); able megalithic remains, which, less known than Waylen's Cromwell, 1880, pp. 91, 276; Foster's those at the latter, are, he thinke, somewhat older, Register of Gray's Inn,' 1889 (several references); and belong "either to the close of the Stone Age Nicholls’s ‘History of Leicestershire,' title “ Noror to the commencement of that of Bronze."
Forborough." Alsn to write for information to the Rev. Alfred Malin, Grove Field House, Southend. lousy,' 1848 (Allibone) or 1849 (Halkett and on-Sea, and to M. J. Ratgers le Roy (of New Laing), under the name of R. N. Hutton. Mr. York), 14, Rae Clement Marot, Paris, both of Newmarcb, who is said in the 'Register ' to have wbom bave recently been investigating the pedigree been "in the Merchant Service," graduated at of the Claypole family, from which they respec- C.C.C., Cambridge, in 1855, and has held the tively claim to be descended. The references to rectory of Wardley with the vicarage of elton, 'N. & Q.' given above show in what part of the near Uppingbam, for thirty-seven years. CrockStates the American branches of the family are to ford describes him as Joint author (with Prof. be found.
F. W. M. Buckman) of 'Illustrations of the Remains of Very full and valuable notes of reference from Roman Art,' 4to., 2 eds., Bell, 1850 and 1851,218." cathedral registers, municipal records, State papers, of your readers tell me who wrote 'The Memorials
Can your correspondent MR. SAYLE or any other heraldic and other MSS., pertaining to the family of Rugby'?
D. C. I. of Claypole are given in vols. iii. and iv. of Northamptonshire Notes and Queries. The con- - By Charles Henry Newmarch, who entered the tributions are signed by the Rev. W. D. Sweeting, school in 1838.
A. T. M. John Taylor, Justin Simpson, D. Hipwell, J. Rutgers le Roy, &c.
LATIN TRANSLATION WANTED (8th S. iii. 48).
The Rev. G. J. A. Drake's Latin version of The The name appears in the 'Registers of St. Free'd Bird ' finds a place in the 'Noctes AmGeorge's, Hanover Square' (Harleian Society), brosianæ,' No. lx., forming a part of Blackwood's There are five entries in Hotten's 'Original Lists,' Magazine for February, 1832, vol. xxxi. p. 279. London, 1874. See also Gent. Magazine, obituary
DANIEL HIPWELL notice, 1731, p. 81, and Foster's London Marriage 17, Hilldrop Crescent, N. Licences,' under “ Price (Aubury)," p. 1091.
A. L HUMPHREYS.
HISTORIC HEARTS (8th S. iii. 83). --St. SWITHIN 187, Piccadilly, W.
may be glad to learn that the late Rev, L. B. WHITECHAPEL NEEDLES (864 S. iii. 87).—There Church, Kent, is printed is 'Archæologia Cantiana,'
Larking's paper on the heart shrine in Leybourne was a noted manufactory of real prosaic needles at vol. v. p. 133. The author therein states that, Whitechapel in the earlier days of those useful judging from the character of the architecture of tools, before the Midlands became famous for the niche or shrine, a date not later than the early making them. EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A. part of the reign of Edward I. must be ascribed to Hastings.
it, and that the deposit enshrined “ must necesI do not know if the following passage in the sarily be the heart of Sir Roger de Leyburn, who " most lovable of all books” throws any light on died A.D. 1271." Vols. vii
. and .. of the same D.'s inquiry:
publication also contain references. The late Sir • The sbarpest needle, best Whitechapel, warranted Gilbert Scott, in vol. 1. mentions a heart shrine in got to cut in the eye, was not sharper than Scrooge, Bradbourne Church, Kent. Miss Hartsborne pab blunt as be took it in his head to be."-Dickens's lished a book called “Easbrined Hearts,' but I am Christmas Carol,' Stave Toreo.
unacquainted with the name of the publisher. JONATHAN BOUCHIER.
FREDK. VALLANCE JAMES. “THE CHRISTIAN YEAR' (8th S. iii. 109). –
Maidstone. There must be some mistake here, for few of the TRANSCENDENTAL KNOWLEDGE (8th S. üü. 64). poems were written so early as 1822. There is a MR. C. A. Ward, inquiriog after the “ many
Coletable of dates, seemingly authoritative, in some ridgean documents in the possession of T. H, modern editions, where, of the hundred and nine Green," observes : “Green published 'Spiritaal poems, eighty-eight are dated. Of these eighty- Philosophy,' a work supposed to be founded on eight, as many as sixty-five are dated after 1822, teachings of Coleridge." How far this supposition twelve before it, and eleven in that year itself. is correct is a question which I have more thso
C. F. S. WARREN, M. A. once asked in vain (6th S. vi. 186 ; X. 454), and Longford, Coventry.
about which the descendants of our Christian RECOLLECTIONS OF RUGBY' (8th S. iii. 48).—
ilosopher and bard seem strangely indifferent.
The documents The annotated edition of the 'Rugby School
inquired for, if procarable, Register’_rightly ascribes this little book to
would probably throw light upon this question also. Charles Henry Newmarch, who wrote Five
G. L. FENTOS.
Clevedon. Years in the East, 2 vols., 1847—& work advertised at the end of 'Recollections,' and said by To Make New BRONZE DARK (86 S. iii. 69). Allibone to have been "highly commended "--The South Kensington Museum Art Handbook and apparently a three-volume novel entitled 'Jea on Bronzes,' by Mr. Örury Fortaum, contains the
following account of the means of imparting an
culled from that “incomparable collection of letters" artificial colour to bronzes :
and quoted at the end of the essay? How much con
sists of what Charles Lamb beard, and how much of what "Small objects of copper, as medale, coine, &c., obtain he saw? Dr. Jessopp seems to be rather hard on things their liver colour by the following means: the medal, and persons in general throughout this
essay. Comparo, after being strongly beated, is washed with spirit of for instance, the relentless attack upon Pliny the Younger turpentine, which becomes decomposed, leaving a film of with
our historian's account of him thirty pages back : resin of a reddish colour firmly and evenly attached to the surface of the piece. A more simple process for
the kind-bearted and polished gentleman than that rugged
"He [Pliny) was an incomparably more honoured and medal struck, as is usually the case, from soft copper, is by Cato......But Pliny came out now and then
as a sportsman: heating and then rubbing the surface with the peroxide of iron, or joweller's rouge. Another and more lasting ....pigsticking......was a fine manly sport. Kindly, method, equally applicable to bronze medals, is by apply. courteous, very generous and high-minded...... His letters ing to them a solution consisting of muriate of ammonia are full of a pleasant, breezy freshness and healthy en. (sal ammoniac) one part, subacetate of copper (verdi. joyment," &c.
"......that coxcombical and self-conceited prig, comfully skimmed Diluted with water until no further monly known as the Younger Pliny. Yes, he was rather precipitate falls, and again boiled, it is at once poured the beau idéal of a prig......he could not help being a over the pieces, so placed in a copper pan that every prig.....what sort of letters could ou expect from such part is touched by the liquid. The action of the acid a man?” must be watched, that it does not go too far, and when If space would permit we should be disposed to the surface has assumed the required colour the pieces transfer five or six pages wholesale from our author are carefully wasbed to remove all acid, dried, and himself. But we must rest content with marking a few polisbed with a brusb."
passages as being especially fascinating and characH. D. teristic of Dr. Jessopp's "holiday" style. There are
times wben work is impossible and the "sbilling Bronze or silver coins may be coloured any shade, shocker” nauseous; our mind wants a resta boliday, from brown to black, by placing them on the bowl in fact. Such is the moment for taking up the 'Studies' of a pipe whilst smoking. LEO will find the result of our Recluse. We may dip here into the daily routine of this simple method all he can desire.
of a Benedictine monk, here follow the country gentleWALTER J. ANDREW.
man back through middle and ante-Christian ages, and
here refresh our memories with a look at Brother Ashton-under-Lyne.
Matthew and his bistory-making- and yet all the time If your correspondent would write me I would we are imbibing really sound instruction, emanating tell him what to do. The matter is too long for though it does from this “ poacher in Clio's wide domains, your paper.
ALF, J. KING.
They say you can never cure a rogue of poacbing; it is born
in him. I believe I shall go on poaching to the end; yos, 101, Sandmere Road, Clapham, S.W.
as long as I can crawl.” Happy the man who is elected to carry the bag!
The first tbree essays—which with ‘L'Ancienne No. Miscellaneons.
blesse' are the cream of the book-deal in a delightfully
refreshing way with the monk-life of England in general NOTES ON BOOKS, &c.
and East Anglia in particular. They form a useful suppleStudies by a Recluse in Cloister, Town, and Country. By ment to the writings of Prof. Froude on the same subject Augustus Jessopp. (Fisher Unwin.)
-in some ways, too, a corrective, for Dr. Jessopp is most "I AM a fumbler and bungler in history,” says Dr. careful to point the differences between a monk of the Jessopp over and over again throughout this delightfui ninth, the thirteonth, and the sixteenth centuries. Our volumo. If that be so, he is the neatest fumbler writer is no bigot, Keeping his admiration of the monastic and the brightest budgler that we have come across life and work well in check, he admits that the fittestfor many a long day. But, if we may make so bold , 6., the country, parson-bas survived, and that the as to contradict Dr. Jessopp, the
whole charm of the monasteries brought their punishment, outrageous though book before us lies in the fact that the historian has it was, on their own head. They were not all abodes of been good enough to assume for the time being the guise the blest; some were scholars' homes ; some mere bidingof the smatterer, thereby attracting the outside mob of holes for the lazy, the failures among the younger song real smatterers, who are fearful, as a rule, of approaching of the gentry, pitchforked sometimes into a vacancysuch stern solidities as Stubbs and Freeman. This wolf "it is difficult to say how," adds Dr. Jessopp. Perhaps in sboop's clothing—if Dr. Jessopp will excuse the simile some of our men in high places will be willing to suggest - will be enticing many a lamb to follow him away into a solution of the difficulty. the wilds of bistorical inquiry.
: The Land and its Owners' raises questions upon: It is well to exaggerate any little strictures we may which the writer and certain of his readers may not wish to pass on these Studies': finding fault with them is agree; but at the same time there is not a page in it a bad business, and we must make the best of it we can. which is not admirably lucid and suggestive. The same If one essay stands out as being a little less satisfactory remark applies to the essay immediately preceding. We than the rest, it is 'Letters and Letter Writers'; ex. recommend smatteror and "
"solid man to go hand in cellent rules are laid down therein, rules especially hand to this treatise and take a lesson at least in clear. useful for lady correspondents of society journals. But peos of style and arrangement, if not in a certain ad. why, when Dr. Jessopp writes his book of travele, is herence to fact which may benefit the one as much as be going to “describo nothing bo ever saw......and the other. only tell bis readers what he has heard”? It is true A few more books like this to whet the appetite, and that “ you can't go on indefinitely using up superlatives Dr. Jessopp will have very substantially supplemented and ringing the changes upon all the names of the his many untiring efforts to popularize the study of colours in a paint-box "; but what about the specimen history.
Physiologie des Quais de Paris. Par Octave Uzanne. With the exception of The Escape of Rob Roy,' which (Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin.)
is etched by Ch. de Billy from a painting by Sam Bough, ONE more important and delightful contribution to the R.S.A., the etchings, ten in all, are designed and exeenjoyment of the bibliophile has been made by M. cuted by R. W. Macbeth, A.R.A. All are admirably Uzanne. In dealing with the quays of Paris it is the executed, the mountain scenes being, naturally, the most bookstalls ranged along them with which he is con effective. While admitting the claims of The Antiquary' corned. No visitor to Paris can be unfamiliar with and 'Quentin Durward,' and, in another line, The the long rows of second-hand bookstalls which, since Bride of Lammermoor,' we have always held • Rob Roy! the beginning of the century, and, indeed, since a very the most fascinating of Scott's novels—the most charged much earlier date, have lined the left bank of the Seine, with adventure, and with something of the entrancing and have constituted a sufficiently remarkable feature in quality of 'As You Like It.' The meeting near the the physiognomy of Paris. These have now, when under forth of Frank Osbaldistone and Di Vernon is one of the modern institutions the rights of the shopkeeper are most charming things in romance. Mr. Lang does full held less sacred and when the Government is no longer justice to the character of Di, and, indeed, though we sensitive as to the risks, political or moral, attending the are loth to say it, goes somewhat beyond justice when he free circulation of books, extended to the right bank links her with Helen and Antigone. For so good a also. By application to the Préfet de la Seine, indeed, classic and delightful a writer, indeed, Mr. Lang is needany one may now obtain permission to sell books on the lessly fond of linking people with Helen. Very just are quays within the limits of ten mètres, which is all that is the censures on the treatment of the story which he accorded him. Of the bookstall keepers and their cus- passes. He repeats that the conclusion of Rob Roy' tomers, or in Parisian phrase the bouquinistes and the is "huddled up," and that the sudden demise of all the bouquineurs, M. Uzanne has constituted himself the his young Osbaldistones is a high-handed measure." Simi. torian. His work was begun some years ago, but has lar instances have, however, been known. Mr. Lang been put aside on account of the pressure of other work. says, admirably, that "the love of Diana Vernon is no No one will tax with indolence the editor of Le Livre, leses passionate for its admirable restraint," and be Le Livre Moderne, and L'Art et l'Idée, and the quotes with warm approval the two farewells between author of a dozen works equally dear to the student, the lovers, seemingly parted for ever. The scene by the the man of the world, and the bibliophile. The excuse Forth is commended for its divine reticence and beauty, may accordingly be held valid. Now, at any rate, with We accept plenarily all the praise that can be bestowed the assistance of M. B. H. Gausseron, the work sees the upon it, and yet hold that the romance of the situation light. With its brilliant contents, its bandsome cover, is its supreme and ineffable charm. “All men who read presenting a view of the quays, and its delightful |' Rob Roy' are reverent rivals of Frank Osbaldistone," illustrations by M. Émile Mas, it is a work to be says Mr. Lang. This, again, is true, and our own adoraprized. Among the subjects of which the author treats tion is exemplary, though we are not of those who are the origin and early history of the bookstall, the readily admire women who own fowling-pieces
, and étalagistes of yesterday, those of to-day, the book-hunters, challenge on a first acquaintance their admirers to feats male and female, the stealers of books, the physiology of that may cost them their lives. The “ Border Edition" the bouquiniste, and the like. Most interesting, perhaps, remains the most desirable of all. of all to the English reader is the account of the bibliographers, from Peignot to M. Uzanne, who have loved AMONG books promised by M. Asher & Co, are Monuto linger over the stalls, and have left in literature ments of the Renaissance Sculpture of Tuscany, under the and journalism abiding mementoes of their tastes and direction of Wilhelm Bode, edited by Frederick Bruckpredilections. Of these some most realizable sketches mann, and The Bible and Homer
, by Max Ohnefalechare presented. Rough and somewhat soured are not Richter, Ph.D., with numerous illustrations, seldom the dealers, who nurse a pbilosophical grudge against those customers always seeking to beat them down in price, and grumbling because a book worth a
Notices to Correspondents. hundred francs cannot now be picked up for four sous.
We must call special attention to the following notices : Many of them are originals, however, and some of them men of education. On all connected witb these occu.
On all communications must be written the name and pations M. Uzanne casts a light, and he depicts the address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but humours of the auction sales-not those, as a rule, of cata
as a guarantee of good faith. logued books, but the great evening sales, where a score
We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. miscellaneous volumes are disposed of for a couple of To secure insertion of communications correspondents francs. Many interesting particulars are given concerning must observe the following rule. Let each note, query, men whose names among book-lovers are household words, or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the and delightful stories are told of M. Xavier Marmier, signature
of the writer and such address as he wishes to who left in his will a sum of money to give, after his appear. Correspondents who repeat queries are death, a joyous dinner to the bouquinistes of the quays. to head the second communication “Duplicate." The dinner, attended by seventy-tive guests, was given, L. BROUGHTON. – according to M. Uzanne, in the Café Véfour in Novem.
Her robe, ungirt from clasp to hem, ber last. The book is issued in a limited edition. It is
Rossetti, 'The Blessed Damosel.' sure of a welcome in England, and, indeed, wherever books are prized.
PALAMEDES (“The Golden Rose "').-See gth S. ii. 309,
414. Rob Roy. By Sir Walter Scott. With Introductory
NOTIOR. Essay and Notes by Andrew Lang. Nimmo.)
Editorial Communications should be addressed to “ The FOLLOWING the example of Scott in the famous first Editor of Notes and Queries'"-Advertisements and collected edition, in forty-eight volumes, Mr. Nimmo, in Business Letters to “ The Publisher"-at the Ofice, the “Border Edition," departs from strict chronological Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lane, E.C. sequence, and brings Rob Roy' upon the beels of The We beg leave to state that we decline to return com, Antiquary. This, being the orderi n waicat de novels munications which, for any reason, we do not print; and are ordinarily road, will meet with general acceptance. to this rule we can make no exception.