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FROM AMERICA, or R, while w may be W or H, will be found oh, England, at the smoking trenches dying to yield very interesting results.

For all the world, questioner desires to know more about the We hold our breath, and watch your bright flag: light and dark “A” he is recommended to

flying study Baptiste Porta's ‘De Furtivis Liter

While ours is furled. arum' (1602), and the ‘Cryptographiae' of We who are neutral (yet each lip with fervour Gustavus Selenus (1624). E. NESBIT.

The word abjures), Weil Hall, Eltham, S.E.9.

Oh, England, never name us the time-server;

Our hearts are yours ! CONTY (12 s. viii. 50).—Should not We that so glory in your high decision, this word be couter "? A couter is a So trust your goalcommon slang word for a sovereign, being all Europe in our blood, but yours our vision, derived, according to the 'Slang Dictionary Our speech, our soul.

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Udimore: Past and Present. By Leonard J. PRINCE CHARLES

Hodson. (Robertsbridge, Sussex, 58. post free.) EDWARD STUART'S SWORDS (12 S. viii. 27).—The inscription on This pleasant little book deals with a small East

Sussex parish consisting of 2,884 acres, with the second of the two swords mentioned at

acres of water, having a population at the last this reference would appear not to have been census of no more than 416 souls. It lies on a placed thereon by the order of Prince Charles ridge between two valleys north and south on even if the sword were presented by him. the western side of Rye; and in the earliest Not to speak of other serious difficulties, extant record of it-an entry in Domesday Book there was no such thing as “the Throne of the name of Dodimere. The families with which

-appears, as the holding

of one Rein bert, under Great Britain from the Jacobite point of it was most notably associated in the Middle view. The Act of Union was regarded as a Ages are the Echinghams and the Elringtons. mere nullity, like all post-Revolution legisla- In the sixteenth century it passed to the Windsors, tion, for want of the assent of a lawful king. by the Comptons with whom it remained till

who were followed by the Bromfeilds, as these F. W. READ. 1843, when it was sold to Thomas Cooper Lang

ford. FRENCH PRISONERS WAR (12 S. The name, which cannot be explained with vii. 469, 517; viii. 38).—Your correspondent absolute certainty, and the church are the subject will find much to interest him in "The of a legend, of a well-known type. The site Depôt for Prisoners of War at Norman Cross, first chosen for the church was not acceptable, it

seems, to Heaven. Work done by day disappeared Huntingdonshire, 1796 to 1816,' by T. J. during the night, till the watching parishioners Walker, M.D. (of Peterborough), Constable beheld a company of angels taking up the materials & Co., 1913.

and conveying them across the water, chanting the W. H. WHITEAR, F.R.Hist.S.

while “ Over the mere! Over the mere!” The church built in legendary days has been replaced

by an early English structure-small, bare, and Scott Of Essex (7 S. vi. 194; 12 S. plain, thought to be the work of a builder who viii. 11).—The late Mr. Golding's MSS. are, made other churches in West Sussex. It has I believe, in the possession of the Essex undergone divers vicissitudes in the way of decay, Archæological Society at their Museum, of lamentable alteration and restoration and,

again, of restoration both careful and affectionate. Colchester Castle.

It seems to have lost a south aisle, of which no WILLIAM GILBERT, F.R.N.S.

trace remains--and has a curious feature in two

doors side by side both now walled up. The AUTHOR OF QUOTATION WANTED. —

interior has some interesting detail in the way (12 S. viii, 12.)

of carving, but is in general, except for modern

colouring, plain. Traces of ancient colour decora2. The Observer on January 31, 1915, published a tion have been discovered. Mr. Hodson goes letter signed “ Alice Cobbett," and dated from thoroughly into every detail of it. The monuUckfield, Sussex, from which I append an extract : mental inscriptions are both more numerous and

“ Last November the New York Herald pub. more interesting than such often are in a church lished some verses of mine, in which I emphasised of this character. the Call of the Blood.' I have received in answer Our author gives a chapter to the history of the enclosed verses from California. I have no the advowson and a list of the Incumbentsknowledge whatever of the writer.'

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