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Stewart, Gen. Hist.), and next of the Sempills; William Tansur, singing-master of St. Neot's, for Boghall, near Biggar, the seat of the lords Flem- a parish register.” In The Beauties of Poetry ing, afterwards Earls of Wigton, &c. &c. All of is a piece of about thirty stanzas called “The these were residences either of the magnates, or Bookseller's Shop,” headed : lesser barons of Scotland.

“ WILLIAM LE Tans’ur reccommends Richardson, in his very valuable etymological

These BOOKS to all his social friends." dictionary, explains the term hall to be a covered

After naming books on many subjects and of & building where persons meet or assemble for the better class an one would have expected to find administration of justice; or one wherein persons in a small country town, he proceeds: wait (under cover) till admitted into the interior

“ ALSO ARE SOLD, building. Tooke, whom Richardson cites approvingly, derives it from the p. part. of the

Shop-Books and Paper ; Ink of every Sort,

Prints and Sea-Charts, to guide from Port to Port, Anglo-Saxon verb helan, tegere, to cover; a view Most curious Toys, Corn-Tables, and of Tide, supposed to be correct. Burns, the Ayrshire poet, With Musick Books, and Instruments beside, in "The Twa Dogs” refers to these halls of the

Turlington's Balsam ; Scotch and Female pills, gentry thus :

Norton's rare Drops, Elixirs for all Ills :
“And tho' the gentry first are stechin,

Fine Telescopes, &c.
Yet e'en the ha' folk fill their pechan

These books, and thousands more, of late invention,
Wi' sauce, ragouts, and siclike trashtrie,

And Manuscripts, more than I here can mention, That's little short o' downright wastrie.”

Are selling cheap (Books also neatly bound), It is believed that on investigation it will be The like elsewhere is scarcely to be found : found that any place bearing the name hall, an

Obedient to your orders, Sirs, I stand, ciently, was in almost every instance the site of

And am your humble servant at command.

W. L. T.” one of the larger manor places; and that the term was never applied to the kitchen of the lower Tans’ur, which, by the way, he rhymes with

Having proceeded from Tanser to Tansur and orders except by mistake.

ESPEDARE.

answer, he adopted, later in life, the name and

style of William Le Tans’ur, Senior, Musico TheWILLIAM TANS'UR.

he explains — (4th S. i. 536, 569.)

“A Person who studies the Science of Musick in general, This enthusiastic musician was born in 1699 or

and private; writes Treatises and Comments thereon; and 1700 at Dunchurch in Warwickshire, where the therein, both Ancient and Modern, as well as to give In

endeavours to explain all critical and obscure Passages name of Tanser was at that period not uncommon structions by Practice, &c."--New Musical Dict., p. 166. and is not yet extinct. His baptism, however, is He also called himself “Psalmodist” Philo not entered in the parish register. His wife, Music and Theology"; and “ Professor, Corrector whose maiden name was Elizabeth Butler, was a and Teacher of Musick above fifty years.” native of Ewell in Surrey, where they were He had a son who had been a chorister of “ married with Banns May ye 20,” 1730. She

Trinity College, Cambridge; joined his father as died at Ware, January 9, 1767, aged fifty-eight a teacher of music; and is said to have been years. Tans’ur for a long period led "an itinerant life.” wrote verses in the British Magazine for April,

living in 1811. Christiana, a maiden daughter, "Musick,” he writes in 1756,“ has been my darling and 1760, about a prolific pea in her garden, which daily exercise from my Youth, even to this Day, having made it my constant Practice above forty years

, produced a second crop in December, 1758; 80 from the Place of my Birth, through divers Counties in this that (Christmas Day) Kingdom, to instruct others in the Art of Psalmody,

on my Birth-Day, in the Execution of which my days have been as a con

God sent me green peas for my dinner.” tinual Way fare."

Le Tans’ur died at St. Neot's, October 7, and He dates his published works in 1737 from stone in the east end of the churchyard points out Barnes in Surrey; in 1754 and 1776 from Cam- where he was buried, October 9, 1783, aged eightybridge; in 1756 and 1759 from Stamford; in three. He published several works, and states 1761 from Boston; and is eaid to have been that he sold many thousand copies of each. Some living at Leicester in 1770. There are traces of of them I have not seen, and the following list is him also at Ware; at Witham in Lincolnshire; probably imperfect:and at Market Harborough, where he buried his

Sound anatomised, 1724. (Burney, Hist. Music, iv. 687.) son David, January 8, 1743, aged nine years. The Melody of the Heart, 1730. last forty years of his life he was chiefly an in- A Compleat Melody, or the Harmony of Sion, in three habitant of St. Neot's as a stationer, bookseller, volumes (books ?]: the first containing an Introduction

to Vocal and Instrumental Music; the second comprising bookbinder, and teacher of music. I have talked

the Psalms, with new Melodies ; and the third being with a person who knew him well. In 1747 the composed of Part Songs. Obl. 8vo.

London Bridge. churchwardens of a neighbouring parish “paid | 1724.

The New Royal Melody Compleat; or, the New Har- The Beauties of Poetry; or, a portable Repository of mony of Sion. In three books, containing, 1. An Intro- English Verse, on an entire new plan. In three Books. duction to Church Musick in general. 2. A compleat | 1. A New Poetical Grammar. 2. A New Poetical Dicbody of Church Musick adapted to the most select por. tionary. 3. A portable Repository of English Verse. tions of the Psalms; with many fuging Choruses and

GRAMMAR display'd Gloria Patris. 3. A select number of Services, Chants, Hymns, Anthems, and Canons. 2nd ed. 8vo. (1754 ?).

Classes of RHYMES,

And POEMS made The New Royal Melody Compleat, &c. ; with Portrait.

To suit the Times, &c." Dated from the University of Cambridge, 1754. 3rd ed. 8vo. 1764.

12mo, Cambridge, 1776. (Walt's Bibl. Brit.) Heaven and Earth; or, the Beauty of Holiness. 1. The

JOSEPH Rix, M.D. Book of Proverbs set to Musick. 2. Solomon's Song in St. Neot's. verse set to Musick. With a portrait of the Author sitting in his study. Dated from Barnes in Surrey, Dec. 1737. 8vo. Lond.-1738. (Lowndes, ed. 1834, col. 1705 ; Bobn's

ST. HEREFRID. ed. p. 2438 b); 1740 (Mus. Gram. and Dict. Pref. p. iv.)

(4th S. ii. 56, 113, 138, 164, 232.) Sacred Mirth; or, the Pious Soul's Daily Delight; being a choice and Valuable Collection of Psalms, Hymns, The original query was: “Who was St. HereAnthems, Canons, &c, for voices or instruments. With frid ?" I replied, that he was the priest who a portrait of the Author sitting in his study. 8vo, Lond. attended St. Cuthbert in his last moments, being 1739.

Poetical Meditations on the Four last Things; with the Abbot of Lindisfarne, and that he was comvariety of Poems on other divine subjects. 8vo. Lond. memorated formerly in the north of England, on 1740. (In the Bodleian.)

June 2, as noted in the British Martyrology by The New Musical Grammar and Dictionary, or, the Bishop Challoner. St. Bede also chronicles his Harmonical Spectator, &c., with Philosophical Demon- death in his Epitome Historie Anglorum, thus : strations on the Nature of Sound. 12mo. Lond. 1746. A New Musical Grammar and Dictionary ; or, a Gene

"Anno septingentesimo quadragesimo septimo ral Introduction to the whole Art of Music: in four books. Herefridus vir Dei obiit.” 1. The Rudiments of Tones, &c. 2. Directions for tuning Upon this, MR. Tew threw out a suspicion that and playing on Musical instruments, &c. And a feel- I had confounded Herefrid with Herebert, the ing Scale of Musick for the blind. 3. The Theory, of venerable priest to whom St. Cuthbert foretold Sound, &c. 4. The Musician's Historical and Technical that he should die on the same day with himself, Dictionary: Preface ends with the sincere wishes of which was literally fulfilled. But I had made no Willm Tans'ur, Senior. From the ancient University of such mistake; nor was it probable, or I might Stamford in Lincolnshire, May 29, A.D. 1756.” The Third say possible, for me to confound these two holy edition, with large additions. 8vo, Lond. 1756.

Universal Harmony, consisting of a great variety of men, as I was familiar with the long and very the best and most favourite English and Scots Songs, &c. interesting narrative of St. Cuthbert's last days, with the Musick and Designs engraved. 4to. 1746.

related by St. Bede, as he received it from St. The Excellency of Divine Musick.

Herefrid himself. But I did unfortunately fall The Psalm-singer's Jewel; or, useful Companion to the into a mistake of another kind, which may well Singing-Psalms. Being a new Exposition on all the have puzzled MR. TEw. I referred for this narOne hundred and fifty, with poetical Precepts to every Psalm, &c. With Expositional Notes ; also an alphabetical

rative to St. Bede's Church History, whereas it description of persons, &c, mentioned in the old or New

occurs in his Life of St. Cuthbert. For this I am Testament, and of Christ poetically, &c. With a portrait bound to apologise, and most willingly do so. I of the author (ætatis suæ 60, Christi 1760), within a had not St. Bede's History at hand when I wrote; canon, four in one, in the form of an oral. The preface though it now lies before me. But I bad conis dated from “ the Ancient University of Stamford, May sulted several writers, and chiefly Cressy; and yo 29, 1759”; the Psalms and Hymns from Boston, 1761. At p. 152 is an Abstract of the Life of Holy David, in finding that they all gave as their authorities prose. 8vo. Lond. 1760. (In the British Museum.) both works of St. Bede, and quoted from both, I

The Elements of Musick, containing, 1. An Introduc- too hastily supposed that the narrative of the tion to the Rudiments of Musick, &c. 2. Of Time, in all man of God" Herefrid occurred in St. Bede's its various moods. 3. Structure of Instruments, 4. Theory of Sound philosophically considered. 5. Musical

History, whereas it comes in his Life of St. CuthDictionary. With portrait of the author as in the

Psalm- bert. Of this latter, I cannot refer to the original; Singer's Jewel

, the date altered to ætatis suæ 70, Christi but Cressy translates it at full length in his 1770, 8vo. Lond. 1772.

Church History of Britain, and I find the reference Melodia Sacra, or the Psalmist's Musical Companion; is to chapter xxxvi. a collection of Psalm tunes. With a frontispiece. Obl. 8vo. 1771-2.

Cressy, referring to the Life (ch. xxxvi.), menThe Life of Holy David. A Poem. 8vo. 1772.

tions that St. Cuthbert retired to his solitude in The Christian Warrior. Price 6d.

the small island of Farne, when the feast of our • William Le Tans'ur teaches Musick's Art,

Lord's nativity was ended, in the year 686. Two
In whose Composures all may bear a Part: months after he fell sick, received the last sacra-
The Book of Psalms he carefully explains;
And David's Life: and Poets lofty Strains ;-

ments from the holy abbot Herefrid, and died on His Christian's Warrior, on the T'RINITY,

March 20, 687. It was a year and a half before Arraigns the Deists Infidelity."

St. Cuthbert's retirement that he received the

summer.

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last visit of the venerable priest Herebert. For which, he says, he had obtained in the previous St. Bede, as quoted by Cressy (b. xix. ch. vii.), says

His informant, who had evidently perin his Life of St. Cuthbert (ch. xxviii.), “not sonal knowledge of the old woman, describes her long after the death of King Egfrid, the servant as hale, hearty, and in her eighty-seventh year. of God St. Cuthbert, being thereto requested, She died, as we have seen, five years after : 80 came to the city Lugubalia (Carlisle), there to that the poet is wrong by a whole decade when ordain priests, and also to give his benediction to he makes Dolly one hundred ag‘d and two." the queen Ermenburga by conferring on her the The epitaph was an exercitation in Cornish by a religious habit of holy conversation.” Now King Mr. Tomson of Truro. The author of the Guide Eyfrid was slain in battle on May 20, 685, only to Penzance is wrong when he implies, if he does two months after St. Cuthbert's consecration. not exactly state, that the epitaph, and its exist(Hist. lib. iv. cap. xxvi.) St. Bede goes on to ence on a tombstone in Paul churchyard, were relate in chap. xxix. of the priest Herebert, that invented by a wag to impose on Britton when in when he had heard that St. Cuthbert was come to the west, collecting material for his Beauties of the city of Lugubalia, he came to visit him ac- England and Wales. cording to his custom, and then having received That Dolly had an apter use of the old vernafrom the saint the assurance that they should cular than her neighbours, and especially (as has both die on the same day, he departed from him, ever been the case with fish wives) of its objurand they met no more in this world.

gatory expletives, is clear: for the crones who It is evident, then, that the visit of Herebert to were present at Barrington's visit laughed heartily St. Cuthbert took place in the summer of 685,- at their companion's jawing; understanding the not in 686, as by mistake I stated before—and language, though they “could not speak it that he met the saint at the city of Lugubalia, the readily.” old name of Carlisle. MR. TEw makes Bede say, In 1776 Barrington presented to the Society of " according to Professor Hussey,” that St. Cuth- Antiquaries a letter written in Cornish and Engbert retired after two years to Lugubalia, where lish by William Bodener of Mousehole, who eviHerebert visited him, which, he says, "must have dently spoke the language as well. Bodener died been in 687, the very same year of his death." I in 1794. In 1777, the date of Dolly's death, have shown that Bede says no such thing; but what attention was drawn by the indefatigable antihe does say is, that St. Cuthbert retired finally to quary to another native of Marazion, one John the island of Farne, where he died. (Life of St. Nancarrow, aged forty-five, who had learnt the Cuthbert, ch. xxxvi.) The two years of St. Cuth- language in his youth, and could converse in it. bert's episcopacy may very fairly be understood to In 1790, according to Pryce, it was spoken at mean about two years, or in the second year.

Mousehole. Thus I hope all is made clear without any “glar- Without multiplying instances further, I may ing and hopeless anachronism” being chargeable conclude with an assertion, in the words of Whiteither ou St. Bede or his

Very
humble copyist,

aker, that -
F. C. H.

“ The Cornish was still spoken when the voice of Dolly

was choked in the grave. She was not indeed the soliDOLLY PENTREATH.

tary speaker of a language lost to all other tongues, the

eingle representative of the purely Cornish nation, the (4th S. ii. 133, 187.)

mournful outliver of all her kindred and speech. Nur

bers talked it at the very time.” So far from sharing in MR. CYRUS REDDING'S gratification at the erection of such a monument The rapidity and completeness of its obliterato Dolly Pentreath, I think it is to be regretted tion is a remarkable fact: for while there is no that the ever-during granite should perpetuate an local dialect richer than ours in good old Saxon untruth. Dolly does not merit the pre-eminence and Norman expressions, only to be supplied in commonly accorded to her as the last who could our present book-English by clumsy periphrasis, speak the Cornish tongue; neither does she de- we have surprisingly few Cornu-British words; serve the scandal, repeated in every guide-book, excepting those which, as is usual, indelibly fix that even she could only scold in it.

themselves on immutable natural objects, such The Hon. Daines Barrington discovered her in as the everlasting hills and changeless rivers. 1768, and to the interest his account excited may

THOMAS Q. COUcu. be traced the too special association of her name

Bodmin, Cornwall. with the dying language. Dolly died in December 1777, nine years after his visit. (Vide register of Paul parish.) An unaccountable mistake,

Has not modern research found out that the by the bye, is generally made in the statement of age of Dolly Pentreath has been greatly exagher age. The zealous antiquary, in a letter dated gerated, as her baptismal register is dated 1714: March 31, 1773, gives some further particulars

J. WILKINS, B.C.L.

Would you

" CORNELIVS LYCIVS SCIPIO BARBATUS GNAIVOD PATRE PROGNATVS FORTIS VIR SAPIENSQVE QVOIVS FORMA VIRTVTEI PAEISVMA FVIT CONSOL CENSOR AIDILIS QVEI FVIT APVD VOS TAVRASIA CISAVNA SAMNIO CEPIT SVBIGIT OMNE LOVCANA OPSIDESQVE

LACUS AMPSANCTUS.

I have mentioned the inscription on the tomb

of Scipio as the only reference we have to Tau(4th S. ii. 145.)

rasia. It may interest some of your readers to allow me to add one short paragraph there is of any Roman. It is found in Orelli

see what is the earliest contemporary record that to my note on this lake ? On our way to it, we rested at the small village Taurasi, the ancient (Inscr. No. 550): Taurasia, which is only known by being mentioned in the inscription on the tomb of L. Scipio Barbatus, which records it among the cities of Samnium, taken by him during the Third Samnite War. Here, built into the walls of the ABDOVCIT." village church, an ancient sepulchral inscription In the Latin of a later date this inscription may with the name of “P. VERGILIVS” is found, and be thus written: though we have no reason to suppose it in any “ Cornelius Lucius' Scipio Barbatus, Cnæo patre proway connected with the poet, still it is curious gnatus, fortis vir sapiensque, cujus forma virtuti paristo find a family of the same name so near to the

suma fuit, Consul, Censor, Ædilis, qui fuit apud vos, lake—about eight or ten miles distant, which the Taurasiam, Cisaunam (in) Samnio cepit, subegit omnem poet has immortalised by his description. It Lucaniam, obsidesque abduxit.” seems not unreasonable to suppose that the poet This Scipio was the great-grandfather of the may have rested here with this family in his conqueror of Hannibal, and the conquest is bewanderings towards the south of Italy, and thus lieved to have taken place B.c. 297.

CRAUFURD TAIT RAMAGE. have become acquainted with the lake. It is to be remarked, also, that the inhabitants of this district were a tribe from the north of Italy, ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN OF KING CHARLES II. though not in the immediate neighbourhood of (3rd S. v. 211.)—To this long list of the "Merry the poet's supposed birth-place, still at no great Monarch's "' natural offspring must be added distance, having been transferred to this spot from Barbara Fitz Roy, daughter of Barbara Villiers, the eastern part of Liguria by order of the senate. the notorious Duchess of Cleveland. OXONIENSIS

In the time of the poet, Taurasia was the corrects the name of Villiers, but it was hers, nearest inhabited spot to the lake, and where he being sole daughter and heiress of William Vilmust have stayed, if he paid it a visit. It is not liers, Lord Viscount Grandison, when, just before so now, as there is a small village, Frigento, about the Restoration, she married Roger Palmer, Esq., four miles distant. He would naturally take the then a student in the Temple, and heir to a convery direction that we pursued across the feeders siderable fortune, who, in the thirteenth year of of the river Calor, a rough and nearly impassable King Charles II., for the love of her, was created route ; and I do not doubt, from the appearance of Earl of Castlemaine. She had a daughter, born the country, it would be much the same then as it in February 1661, while she cohabited with her is now. It would explain the use of “valles," as

husband; but shortly after she became the in proceeding we had to cross innumerable ravines avowed mistress of the king, who in 1670 created on our way across the country, so that he might her Baroness of Nonsuch, Countess of Southampappropriately speak of the "valleys " of Ampsanc- ton, and Duchess of Cleveland. With an autotus. Approaching it from the great public road graph letter of hers, I have the following declaraleading to Apulia, you see nothing of these ravines, tion in her daughter's handwriting: but come down upon it at once. I do not attach much importance to what I

“Mon nom du monde est Barbe Fitz Roy, est en religion

Benedite fille Du Roy De la Grande Bretagne Charles 2de; have added, but it is certainly a curious circum- jay fait profession dans le Couuent des Benedictines stance that a family of the same name as the poet | Angloises De Pontoise Lannée 1691 Le 24 Dauril cest should have been settled here.

I saw many

maison est mittigé.” ancient sepulchral inscriptions in' my wanderings To this document is added the minute of a letter through Italy, but this was the only one with the of the Duc de Bouillon, dated" à Paris ce 26e 7bre poet's name that I came across. I do not recol- 1720":lect that the name of Ennius is ever found in

“Ayant esté absent plus longtems que je ne me Lestois Roman history, except in the celebrated poet. I proposé, je n'ay pû plus tost Mesdames seconder uos found it, however, on a small tombstone of Aqui voux en vous donnant vne Prieure telle qu'il nous connum, the birth place of Juvenal, and it may be uient pour entretenir Lunion et La paix

dans votre maison. worth recording in your valuable pages :

Je me flatte que le choix que je viens de faire sera approuué de toute notre communauté, La naissance de plus İllustre, La Pieté solide et veritable auec un merite singulier font le caractere particulier de Madame Fitz Roy

Religieuse Angloise du Couuent de Pontoise, fille du feu IN. A. P. XII."

Roy Charles Second d'Angleterre, cest elle que j'ay

"T. ENNI, T. F.

AVCTI
IN, F. P. XII.

It was

choisie, pour faire le bonheur de votre maison, et je serai certain places on a certain part; and I have heard toujours dispose à faire tout ce qui dépendra de moy pour the above title assigned to him, for seconder ses veux

obvious et proteger vne communauté que

very Jestime, Soyez en persuadées, Mesdames, je vous prie, et

reasons. As he was always well paid with money que personne ne vous peut estre plus devoué que je le or beer, the office of “ bummer was often consuis.'

tested by several candidates. Mr. Piggot (at i. On another sheet is written, in the handwriting 163) mentions that the bittern was called in Wales of the end of the seventeenth century, “ Barbara bwmp y-gors. Before this bird was exterminated Fitz Roy, Fille du feu Roy Charles Second from East Anglia by the drainage of the fens, I D'Angleterre et de Barbara Villiers, Duchesse de have often heard it called "the bummer;" and it Clevelande Religieuse Benedectine mitigé, à Pon- is not long since that a fen-man, in speaking to me toise, depuis 1691."

P. A. L. of the changes in that part of the country, said, SMITING THE THIGHS (4th S. ii. 238.) — There flies” (of course he meant the butterfly),

" there are no more bummers and no more copper

“Bumare two passages in the Old Testament on this subject, --Jerem. xxxi. 19, Ezek. xxi. 12. In both mers,” for bitterns, I always took to be the equiof them the action signifies shame and grief. Some bees” mentioned by D. MACPHAIL (ii. 214), there

valent to boomers. As regards “the bumming of where in Cicero, if I am not mistaken (I cannot give the reference), the absence of this action is is the following couplet in Clare's poem “Summer noticed as a sign of the want of earnestness on the

Evening”:

“ From the hedge, in drowsy hum, part of the speaker or pleader. The word unpotum)

Heedless buzzing beetles bum." is quoted in Liddelljand Scott out of the Anthology.

LYTTELTON.

The word “bumble-bee” is very common; and

I have always fancied that from this "yellow" THE VICTIM” (4th S. ii. 172.) – Those who

liveried” gentleman, with his obesity and fussiare fortunate enough to possess a small volume,

ness, Mr. Dickens took the name of his never-toGerman Ballads, Songs, &c., translated, published

be-forgotten Bumble.

CUTHBERT BEDE. by James Burns, no date, but more than ten years ago, will find this subject treated in a poem by “Songs Of SHEPHERDS” (4th S. ii. 203.) – S. M. that surpasses for pathos and beauty almost MARIA H. is informed that Porson never wrote anything of the kind ever written. I would tran- such nonsense as the song inquired after. scribe a portion of it, but it would be almost sa- the production of George Alexander Stevens, the crilege to break it into fragments, and as a whole author of the “Lecture on Heads,” and it may be it is too long for the pages of “N.&Q.” The late found amongst a collection of songs printed at the Mrs. Hemans, who, next to S. M., could have end of an 18mo edition of his works. It is a fardone justice to the subject, had it on her list of rago of nonsense and bad rhymes. During the subjects for future poems, but her sister mentions Queen Caroline agitation Theodore Hook wrote that she was deterred from writing a poem on it and published a parody in the John Bull, in which partly by failing health, partly by the over- every, verse ended with “hunting the hare”. whelming sadness of the subject.

hare being a shocking bad rhyme to such words FRANCIS ROBERT DAVIES. as “door," " before,” “ deplore,” &c. Hawthorn.

STEPHEN JACKSON. CURIOUS ORTHOGRAPHIC FACT (4th S. ii. 180.) [The verses inquired for by Maria H. “On the ProsI am greatly obliged to C#. H. for correcting my pect of an Invasion,” will bě found in “ N. & Q.” 2nd S. error as to sainte, &c. In languages I been viii, 493.-Ed.] entirely self-taught, so of course I have been SWIFT'S MARRIAGE (4th S. ii. 132, 212.)-In liable to error, and am therefore not ashamed to the passage in Literature and its Professors to confess it. I never could meet with any work which I referred, Mr. Purnellis censuring Thackeray which gave a full and clear account of the pro- for his notions and expressed opinions concernnunciation of the French language, and I was quite ing Swift, so that he must already have been unaware that the final e muet was sometimes acquainted with M. Matthieu's “ well-founded pronounced in prose also. I presume the prin- authority,” and all he had to say. Another corciple extends to nouns, and that we should say respondent, MR. BATEs, on the contrary, has crain-te de, faut-te de, &c., and that the same is kindly furnished me with what I suppose are the the case with words ending in re. Is there any authorities for the current belief in the marriage such thing as a good French pronouncing dic-of Swift with Stella. Having read them, I must tionary? That published by Tauchnitz cannot be confess the case is “not proven," and that my relied on, it is so shamefully incorrect.

faith in the received opinion is beginning to waver. Thos. KEIGHTLEY.

So important an event in the life of our great BUMMER (4th S. i. 75, 163, 467; ii. 214.) – In satirist as his marriage ought surely not to be left the almost obsolete ceremony of beating the undetermined ; and I trust some of the learned bounds, a person is selected to be bumped at contributors to “N. & Q.” will give their atten

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