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The Histories (great queene) which tell of those Alcilia, &c., was dedicated to him. But his
Angler, written some years before it came from But all the danger's past, and we have seene
the press in 1653. Twenty years prior to the How much more tis to scape, then to lye in.
latter date, Walton contributed Elegy to the No birth had recompenc'd our losses, since
Memory of Dr. Donne," printed in the 4to edition Your safety's more, then had you borne a prince. of Donne's Poems, 1633. In 1635 he wrote eight For though't bad prov'd a phenix, yet ’twould bring lines beneath Donne's portrait, by W. Marshall, Still greife, if't from its parents ashes spring : Since better tis such issues be supprest,
which accompanies the first 8vo edition of Donne, Which can't be borne unlesse they burne the nest. issued in the same year. Then we have the MS. Nor joy we only that y'are well, and scape,
verses which were found attached to a copy of But are return'd to your first forme and shape : one of Sibbes's books (“N. & Q.” 3rd S. i. 14), You are the queene still; on your face, and cheeke,
and to these may be added the following lines No lady need, for your lost beautyes seeke. After so many childbeds, in your eyes
prefixed to a too-little-known volume, Sparke's Do still new starres, and constellations rise,
Scintillula Altaris, 1652, 8vo:And the same sparkle keeps awake those fires
“ To the Author, upon the Sight of the first Sheet of his In your king, which first kindled his desires.
Book. So goddesses of old, though they did fill
My worthy friend, I am much pleas’d to know Earth with their ofspring, were immortall still.
You have begun to pay the debt you owe So roses have borne gods, and childbirths felt, .
By promise, to so many pious friends, Yet have still blusht, and have still fragrant smelt.
In printing your choice Poems, it commends Tis for mean features not to beare, and hold;
Both them, and you, that they have been desir'd Or after each delivery to wax old:
By persons of such Judgment; and admir'd And we may call those ladies pooles, not springs,
They must be most by those that best shal know Whose beauties one hard birth to drynesse brings.
What praise to holy Poetry we owe. They are but only toucht, no fixt perfume,
So shall your Disquisitions too; for, there Who in the use, and chafing, doe consume.
Choice learning, and blest piety, appear. In you a constant stock of beauty flowes ;
All usefull to poor Christians: where they may Powring forth rivers, yet like fountaines growes,
Learne Primitive Devotion. Each Saint's day Evermore emptying, yet not spent or dry'd ;
Stands as a Land-mark in an erring age And after numerous ebbs, showing full tyde.
To guide fraile mortals in their pilgrimage Thus though the sunne scatter years, months, and To the Celestiall Can'an; and each Fast, dayes,
Is both the soul's direction and repast ; Yet are his beams whole, and entire his rayes.
All so exprest, that I am glad to know Thus tapers doe light tapers, yet no flame
You have begun to pay the debt you owe. Is lost by giving, but remaines the same.
“ Iz, WA." So to call you lesse beauteous, were a sinne :
W. CAREW HAZLITT. Things cannot lessen, which doe still begin. “ JASPER MAYNE, M.A.
P.S.-I do not think that the lines quoted in of Ch. Ch.”
“ N. & Q.” (3rd S. i. 14) are necessarily anterior My transcript is literal as regards spelling and in date to the present, though found attached in punctuation, the only liberty taken being in the MS. to a book published in 1641. suppression of capital letters. The English por- ROBIN GOODFELLOW : “THE MERRY Puck.”tion of this little quarto contains a number of Many years ayo, Mr. J. Payne Collier reprinted loyal effusions by other members of the univer- from a mutilated copy in his possession a metrical sity– viz. Jo. Herbert (fourth son of the Earl of history of Robin Goodfellow. Mr. Collier did not Pembroke), John Windebank, R. Mill, W. Cart- know even the title of the piece he was reprowright, R. Barrell, Edmond Vaughan, J, S., ducing, as his copy had lost the first leaf; and Horatius Moore, J. Wither, J. T., Ja. Jackson, several others being defective, he was obliged to Jos. Howe, R. Lovelace, H. Nevill, Franc. Atkins, supply from conjecture the missing words. A H. C., Ed. Gray, H. Ramsay, H. Benet, E. Yorke, second copy, however, exists, and in a recent pubHumphry Hull, Charles May, W. Towers, Rich. lication (Hand. of E. E. L., art.“ Robin GoodPaynter, Ri. West, Ric. Greville, R. Bride-oake, fellow" the exact title, The Merry Puck, &c. is John Harris, John Lowen, Ralph Hare, R. Cary, given. This copy also enables us to ascertain in T. Dale, and the printer, Leonard Lichfield.
some cases how the lacuna really ought to be I have only to add that I purchased the volume, filled in. The last stanza of chap. i. ought to some five or six years ago, at a bookstall in Shore- read : ditch. It is in excellent condition, neatly bound in “ The christening time then being come, calf by Mackenzie. EDWARD F. RIMBAULT.
Most merry they would be:
The gossips drank good store of sack, IZAAK WALTON : HIS MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.
As then provided be.
And Robin was this infant call’d, It is well known, I believe, that Walton's name
So named then was he. appeared in print as early as 1619, when the
What pranks he did, and how he liv'd, second edition of a portion of a book entitled
I'll tell you certuinly."
run thus :
The two opening lines of the second chapter Whistle, daughter, whistle, and you shall have some
sheep; are likewise wanting in the copy used by Mr. Col
Whistle, daughter, &c. lier. In the original tract, now before me, they
I cannot whistle yet.
Whistle, daughter, whistle, and you shall have a man; “ When Robin was a pretty bud,
Whistle, daughter, &c.
[Here the singer whistles the rest of the tune.] In this second copy, which, however, is of a What's the reason, daughter, that you can whistle now? different impression from Mr. Collier's, though
What's the reason, &c.
Because I'd rather have a man than sheep or a cow. probably for the most part, as with all popular productions, a mere verbatim reissue, the heading
Note that the two short fourth lines and the of chap. ii. 'is, l'ow Robin, &c., not showing how, one long fourth line are sung to the same melody &c., as Mr. Collier prints it, no doubt in accord by the adroitness of the singer. ance with his original. W. CAREW RAZLITT.
R. W. Dixon.
Seaton-Carew, co. Durham. P.S.—The other gaps in the text the copy I
GOLDSMITH'S TONY LUMPKIN.-It have used is, unluckily, not capable of supplying.
some reader or future editor of She Stoops to ConEXECUTIONS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE. — As a quer, to know that, in the year 1637, “Anthonie query has already appeared and been replied to Lumpkin ” was tenant of fifty acres of fen land in "N. & Q.” (see 3rd S. ix. 480) touching the near Boston, in Lincolnshire, part of 4399 acres date of the first of the following events, it is not then lately drained by Sir Anthony Thomas and impossible that the like information may some his co-adventurers. Lumpkin's immediate landday be sought with respect to the other two. It lord was Sir Walter Norton, who possessed may perhaps therefore be well, for facility of 462 acres of this drained land. (See State Papers, reference, to print the grim record as under: - Domestic Series, January 1, 1637-8.) 1. Last Execution for attempted Murder.
PAUXILLUM. Martin Doyle, hanged at Chester Aug. 27, 1861. VAL'AMBROSA.-It may be worth noting that
[Note.—The new Act had been already passed before the convent is dissolved; the place is now an the prisoner was put upon his trial, but (unfortunately horticultural college. Visitors are no longer enfor him) did not take effect until some little time after tertained at the convent, but they will find supethe date of his execution--coming into operation, in fact, rior accommodation, and quite as reasonable, at on the first day of November following.] 2. Last Public Execution. - Michael Barrett, hotel at Pelago--the half-way house.
a new hotel kept by the same proprietor as the author of the Fenian explosion at Clerkenwell,
J. H. Dixon. hanged at Newgate May 26, 1868. 3. First Private Execution (i. e. execution within
Queries. prison).—Thomas Wells (murderer of Mr. Walsh, station-master at Dover), hanged at Maidstone
ANDRÉ BAIAN.Aug. 13, 1868.
J. B. SHAW. “ Baian ou Baion (André), prêtre indien, né à Goa; il
embrassa la religion chrétienne et vint à Rome, où il “I LOVE THEE, BETTY,” AND “WHISTLE, reçut les ordres en 1630. On a de lui plusieurs bons DAUGHTER, WHISTLE.”—I send for “N. & Q."
ouvrages, particulièrement une Traduction de l'Eneide what, though coarse enough to the fastidious, are, en vers grecs, et une de la Lusiade de Camoëns, en vers I think, redeemably amusing, especially if said
latins. Dictionnaire Universelle. Paris, 1810.” and sung, as I once respectively heard them at a To what Indian tribe, or family, did Andrew rustic gathering, some thirty-five years ago, in a
Baian belong, and where can a fuller account of Craven dale :
his life and writings be found ?
R. R. W. ELLIS.
Starcross, near Exeter.
CELIBACY PUNISHED. In turning over the
leares of an old note-book, I found the following In thy heart, Johnny ?
memorandum supplied by a deceased friend who Thou never yet made it appear.
resided in the parish to which it refers :
“Ordered, that all young unmarried persons above Hey! but I wonder when ?
seventeen years of age do forthwith go to service, or be
proceeded against according to law.”—Extract from the On Sunday, Betty.
Parish Book of Hilton, Dorset, A.D. 1739.
Perhaps some of your correspondents may be able to throw some light on a law which may
well Whistle, daughter, whistle, and you shall have a cow; appear at the present day to be so stringent. Whistle, daughter, &c.
CHAS. WARNE. I cannot whistle now.
Brunswick Road, Brighton.
OLD ENGLISH WORDS.—In preparing my edi“The experiments now making at Lyons to ascertain tion of the (complete) Poems of Phineas Fletcher the exact nature of the wounds produced by the Chasse for the press, I am puzzled with the italicised pot rifle are regarded as another symptom of the ap- words in the followed lines from his Sicelides : proaching conflict. These experiments are made upon the dead carcases of horses, and the result is satisfactory
1. “This is a dessamore Cosma lately gave me .. for those wbo make them. The hole produced by the
grows cold and chare nipt by the hoarie bullet is so small as to be scarcely visible--not the smallest
frost." drop of blood indicates the spot; but such is the power of the projection that the missile penetrates the flesh with a
3. “ We shall fish freely if your fearmore (or searrotary motion so rapid and so violent, that the wound
more?] be off.” increases in size a hundredfold as it gets deeper; so that 4. “ Your sonne striues the perforation of the ball at its entrance is scarcely
Art sure he lives? bigger than a pea, while the wound left by its passage is
[Query, a corruption for “survives” ? big enough for the two fists to enter.”_“Gossip from Paris,” in the Birmingham Journal, August 29, 1868.
5. Olinda is fast, and by my disamour hath quench't
her love with death.” [See No. 1.?] I am much puzzled by the above description.
My Giles Fletcher is just ready, and Phineas Does the bullet work like a circular saw, or how ?
will go to press immediately. Hence a speedy Perhaps some scientific correspondent will clear response will add to the obligation. up the difficulty. FITZHOPKINS.
ALEXANDER B. GROSART.
15, St. Alban's Place, Blackburn. DODDINGHERN LANE. - Is the exact position of what was formerly called Doddinghera Lane in EPIGRAM ON FRIENDS.—In my copy of Bland's Rochester known at the present time? I find a Adagia of Erasmus, which bears the autograph of statement in Fisher's History of Rochester that “C. D. Badbam” inside the cover, is the followit seems to have led from the principal street ing pencil note: to Boley Hill,” but this is somewhat vague. It “Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? is referred to in the early charters of St. Andrew's To find one good you must a hundred try, Priory, Rochester, as å boundary; but as the Our translation from ? C. D. B.” elucidation of other boundaries depends upon its From what has this been translated ? exact position, I am anxious to learn what I can
EDWARD J. WOOD. about it. In vol. ii. p. 72 of Archeologia Cantiana there is a very excellent plan of ancient Roches
FLY-SPOTS.—I have a valuable book, well bound ter, by the Rev. Beale Poste, showing the old in cloth, richly gilt, which has been injured by walls and gates, but Doddinghern Lane is not fly-spots. Can any correspondent tell me how Ý
F. S. A. mentioned. Can any of the correspondents of can remove them ? “N. & Q.” help me ? W. H. HART, F.S.A. HARDINGE FAMILY.
readers Folkestone House, Roupell Park, Streatham, S.W.
give me any information regarding the early hisDOWNSHIRE, THE CHARPENTIERS, AND WALTER first I can find is Hardingus, who, in the reign of
tory of the family of Hardinge or Harding? The Scott. — A recent obituary notice went the round of the papers of the death of the Marquis of Down
William I., was præpositus of Bristol. From him shire. Can any of your readers tell me what dinges, but I cannot discover when the two fami
are descended, I believe, the Berkleys and Harrelation the late marquis was to the Downshire lies separated from the parent stem. In Briggs's who, in 1797, gave Charlotte M. Charpentier to History of Melbourne, Derbyshire, is given a Walter Scott'in marriage ? that period seems to have dropt all intercourse pedigree of the Hardinges from the sixteenth cenwith his ward after having given his consent to tury: What I want, therefore, is the pedigree of
the family before the time at which Briggs comher marriage with Scott; and Lockhart, in his life of Sir Walter, it seems to me, shrouds the con
I have a great number of notes referring nection mysteriously. What was it? Who was
to members of the family during the intervening Jean Charpentier, the devoted royalist of Lyons ? period, but I find it impossible to connect them What position did he hold under government? together so as to form a complete pedigree.
J. E. C. When did he die ? When did his wife and ber two children come to England, and with whom ? HOGIALL MONEY. What is the meaning of Where did she die ?
the word hogatt or hogall as used in the following Did these questions concern Downshire and the memorandum on the margin of an old folio: Charpentiers only, they might and would appear “Mrs. Wright indebted to Richard Basset for keeping trivial and impertinent, but mixed up with them a mare four weeks for work, 5s. 6d., by the Hoghall monis an imperishable name, and anything that may ney, 1s. 6d. 1784." throw light upon the story of Sir Walter Scott is There are in the same volume MSS. relating to of public interest.
J. T. B. “Great Clay brooke" and a register of the “Bas
sett” family, which may be of use to some of I imagine the words would form a verse of six your correspondents.
W. J. C. lines, thus 12, Augustus Street, Manchester.
1. “Hic qui tumulatur “ LE VRE DE Bosco.”—In a Perambulation of the
Thomas l’Moyle sic vocabatur
3. Migrans a seculo pet [iit ?], &c. Forest of Blackmore in the Cambridge Univer
4. sity Library (2139, Ll. 1, 10,) there is an abbre
ut hic vermibus viation vre, which occurs more than once-e.g.
6. Spiritus sit celo levatus." "et sic Le vre de Bosco in orientali parte”; “ There is a somewhat similar verse on the brass per in Le vre de Bosco versus Austrum.” An of Canon William de Fulbourne, near Cambridge, interpretation of this contraction is much desired. circa 1360-viz. C. W. BINGHAM.
“ Hic vermibus donor,
Et sic ostendere conor, “MYLECRAINE." - What are the words of this
Quod sicut hic ponor, popular Manx song? I want the Gaelic, not the
Ponitur omnis honor." English version.
0.0. I should be glad of a reference to examples of
such rhyming (and perhaps scanning) epitaphs, NEW COURT, co. HEREFORD. — I should be greatly obliged to
that the blank
may be supplied occasioned by the any of Herefordshire cor
your respondents who could tell me the name of the
loss of part of Thomas l’Moyle's slab.
JOHN MACLEAN. owner or owners of a small estate or farm called
A. X. Ring.–Who was “N. Ring of Merton College,
I have a book which formerly THE RIVER OUSE. Among the curious notes belonged to him, and in other respects is of some accompanying the Piscatory Eclogues of the nearly interest; and I should be glad to have any partiforgotten Moses Browne (ed. Cave, St. John's culars of his history, if such remain. Gate, 1739,) occurs the following on the river
Job J. B. WORKARD. Ouse, called by him the Great:
ST. BEES.- I recently had an opportunity of " It is very remarkable that in the year 1399, which visiting the Priory church of St. Bees in Cumberpreceded the civil wars, this river at a place called Hare- land. wood, in Bedfordshire, stood still, and the stream, retiring
Buck's engraving, 1739, shows the fine both ways, left a passage on foot along the channel for Early English choir in ruing. It is now used as three miles together; which same thing happened again, a lecture-room, and its utility for that purpose as the additions to Camden assert, in the year 1648.” has probably been the means of preserving its
The note will be found, eclogue vii.p. 108. If the interesting features from destruction. The renote had terminated with the first instance, I should storation of the venerable building has been well not have reinarked upon it: the century and the cared for, and its nave and transepts kept in good troublous times would have accounted for any
order. If the choir reverted to its original use, such record; but it is otherwise with the second, few churches in the north of England could combacked by the learned continuators of Camden. pare with it. Some of your correspondents date Are there any other accounts of this extraordinary from St. Bees, and I would venture to hope they occurrence in contemporary writers or in topogra- would favour the readers of “N. & Q.” with an phical histories ?
J. A. G. account of their noble Priory_church, and its Carisbrooke.
recent restoration. Thos. E. WINNINGTON. RHYMING LATIN INSCRIPTIONS. On the floor SQUEEZING WATCH. — In the British Apollo, of Bodmin church is a portion of a gravestone, 1708 (concerning which see passim “N. & Q.” much worn, the inscription on which, with the 1st S.), is an advertisement for the recovery of a assistance of some friends, I have been enabled
“gold squeezing watch,” lost or taken from a lady's partially to decipher. It runs thus :
side going out of Pinkethman's booth the last day "+ Hic.q. tumlat . Thomas Imoyle . sic . vocabat: of May Fair. I should also like to know what Migrās . a sclopet ut , hicvmib : spē. sit. kind of timepiece was called a squeezing watch at celo . levat.”
CHARLES WYLIE. The date of the stone is probably about the middle of the fifteenth century. A Thomas STOCKGRAVE, co. Devon.- Where is this place ? Moyle was mayor of Bodmin in 1432. There is a Burke (General Armory) assigns a coat of arms cross flory in the central part of the slab, and the to “Hunt of Stockgrave, co. Devon and Worceslegend is around the border in well-formed church- ter. This coat was, I find, granted in 1592 to text letters,
James Hunt of Danskes, the son of Robert Hunt Can any reader of “N. & Q.” assist me, from of Stockgreue in Devon.' (Harl. MSS. 1069, 1422, some standard formula, in supplying what is &c.). At Stock Green, in Worcestershire, resided necessary to complete this inscription ? Extended in the seventeenth century a family of Hunt. Ursula, daughter of Ralph Hunt of Stock Green, Bib. Ant. August. p. 598, vol. vii. ed. Lucæ. 1772.) SoliEsq., and wife of Richard Kenwrick, was buried nus has much the same account. It is a pity that so fine in 1669, and their son Richard Kenwrick was bap- a tale should be liable to such contradictions. The father tsed at Bradley, co. Worcester, in 1629. (Baker's in Festus is a mother in Pliny (Hist. Nat. lib. vii. cap. Northampton, i. 694.) A similar coat of arms is 36), and the plebeian of the latter is a noble matron in attributed to “Hunt of Worce" in Harl. MS. Valerius Maximus (lib. v. cap. iv. note 7.) The na1144. Query, for Stockgreue in Devon should we turalist lays the scene in the prisons of the Decemvirs, read Stockgrene in Worcestershire ? H. S. G. and adds, that a Temple of Piety was erected on the site ULSTER RECORDS: JOSIAS WELSH.-The Rev.
of these prisons, where the Theatre of Marcellus after
wards stood. The other writer (Valerius) makes no menJosias Welsh, Presbyterian clergyman of Templepatrick in Tyrone, is said (in the Life of his father, and Pliny allude to the same story, and that the change
tion of the temple. It seems clear, however, that Festus John Welsh, minister of Ayr) to have died somewhere in Ulster, iu 1634. He left a son, John, father of Glabrio with the mother of the pious matron.".
of sex was, perhaps, occasioned by some confusion of the afterwards minister of Irongray, and (it is said) other children. I wish to learn where Josias
The story of the Roman Daughter is thus narrated by Welsh died, or is buried, who his wife was, and
Valerius Maximus, Romæ Antiqua Descriptio, lib. v. ch. particulars regarding his other children (if any). 4: “Of Piety towards Parents.” He says, “No misAre there existing records of the presbytery of chief, no poverty, cheapens the price of piety: rather the Ulster of the seventeenth century, which might trial of it is the more certain, by how much the more give information on these points ? Any reader miserable. The prætor bad delivered to the triumvir who is good enough to reply will please address
a noble woman to be put to death in prison, being me to the care of the Publisher of "N. & Q."
condemned for some heinous crime. But the keeper, comANGLO-Scotus. passionating her case, did not strangle her presently.
All the while he gave her daughter liberty to come to her,
after he had diligently searched that she carried her no Queries with answers.
food, believing that in a little time she might be starved HISTORICAL PAINTING.— I know of a picture of
to death. But seeing her live many days without any an incident in which a nobleman condemned to alteration, he began to consider with himself by what death by starvation is preserved by his wife or
means she kept herself alive; thereupon more diligently daughter with her own milk. Can any of
watching her daughter, he observed her giving her breast
your learned correspondents inform me of the names
to her mother, and pacifying the rage of her hunger of the parties, and a correct account of the occur
with her nipples. The novelty of which wonderful sight rence ?
E. J. L.
being by him related to the triumvir, by the triumvir to (Byron, in Childe Harold, canto iv. 148–151, alludes to
the prætor, by the prætor to the council of the judges, this story:
they granted the woman her pardon." “There is a dungeon, in whose dim drear light
Valerius, among his “ Foreign Examples of Filial What do I gaze on ? Nothing: Look again!
Piety,” has given another similar story, probably the Two forms are slowly shadow'd on my sight
Grecian version. He says, " The same is said of Pero's Two insulated phantoms of the brain :
piety, who preserved her father Cimon, fallen into the It is not so ; I see them full and plain
same misfortune, and in prison, nourishing him like an An old man, and a female young and fair,
infant, in his decrepit age, with the milk of her breasts. Fresh as a nursing mother, in whose vein
Men's eyes are fixed, and in an amaze, when they behold The blood is nectar:- but what doth she there,
this example of piety represented in painting.”—Samuel With her unmantled neck, and bosom white and Speed's translation, 1678, p. 231. bare ? " &c.
The story has been dramatised by Arthur Murphy, and The difficulties attending the full belief of the tale of
entitled The Grecian Daughter, Lond. 1772, 8vo.] the Roman Daughter, or, as she is sometimes called, the Hylton CASTLE, DURHAM. – Can any of
your Grecian Daughter, are thus stated in Lord Broughton's correspondents give the undersigned any informaHistorical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe tion regarding this ancient building, and whether Harold, 1818, note to stanza 148: “Alluding to the any records exist or any local history can be confamous story of the Roman daughter. A Temple of Piety suited as to the period in which it was built was built in the Forum Olitorium, by Acilius Glabrio, the (supposed to have been in the tenth century) ? Duumvir (Liv. Hist. lib. x.), to commemorate the victory
ALEX. P. FALCONER. of his father over Antiochus at Thermopyle, and a gold Bushey Rectory, Watford, Herts. statue of Glabrio was placed in this temple. Festus men- [When, or by whom, Hylton Castle was founded, has tions that it was consecrated on a spot where a woman not been ascertained ; nor is the form or extent of the once lived who had nourished her father in prison with original structure known, it having undergone several her own milk, and was thus the occasion of his being important alterations. The best account of it will be pardoned. (Sex. Pomp. Fest. de Verb. sig. lib. xx. ex found in Surtees’ Durham, ii. 20–39, where it is stated