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face of the MSS., for the evidence from them gives no OLIVER CROMWELL AND CARLISLE CATHEDRAL support to such a conjecture. And to include Syria (7th S. vi. 244, 331).-I owe MR. BOUCHIER a in "Asia” is very rash, for Syria was not included double apology: first for my apparent want of in the early Roman“ Kingdom of Asia," nor was it courtesy in failing to reply to his letter, and in the “ Province of Asia"; it was not even in the secondly for using words which implied a charge much later geographers' district of Asia Minor. on Oliver Cromwell which the evidence MR. There is no ground for supposing that any passage BOUCHER has produced proves to have no solid in the New Testament has "Asia” in a wider sense foundation, Let me, in the first place, assure than “Proconsular Asia," i, e., Mysia, Caria, Lydia, MR. BOUCHIER that had I been at home when pretty nearly agreeing with Cicero's earlier defini- bis letter appeared it would have had more tion of your Asia "; and almost all the passages prompt attention. One of the disadvantages of plainly have this meaning.

autumn rambles is that one misses one's weekly It is more likely that Judæa is used in Acts ii. treat of N. & Q.,' which do not always follow one. in a rather wide sense, including Syria, part or all, And, secondly, I must acknowledge that I have no and making a further mention of it needless. If so, evidence to bring forward to connect Oliver Cromit would mean not the small southern Judæa, but well himself with the mutilation of the nave of Car" the land of the Jews," " which the Jews inhabit.” lisle Cathedral. The phrase "Cromwell's troopers The word had such a wide sense when not only was used generically for the military forces on the Judæa proper but Samaria, Galilee, and a good deal Parliamentary side in the Civil War of the sevenof the Phænician coast-land were included under teenth century, and it was not intended to imply Herod's kingdom of Judæa. Tacitus, 'H.,'v.9, uses any complicity on Cromwell's part, or on the part Judæa in such a sense as the land of the Jews ; of the troops actually under his command, with and this is the sense from which came the contrast the demolition of the fabric. The expression was between Jew and Gentile, as in 1 Thess. ii. 14, inaccurate, and might easily have been mended. where 'Iovdata and 'lovdaiwv, Judæa and Jews, All I wished to express was that the destruction are opposed to Gentiles. The limits of Judæa in was due-like many other similar acts of sacrithis sense might not unnaturally be extended so as legious demolition—to the military on Cromwell's to include some or much of the south of Syria, side in the great struggle. This is no place to diswhere the population had a large Jewish element cuss Cromwell's personal character ; but perhaps in it. This is the more natural in a passage which MR. BOUCHIER and I should not differ very much deals with language, for the same Aramaic was in our estimate of one of the greatest rulers Engspoken on both sides of any border-line which can land has ever produced. EDMUND VENABLES. be drawn between Judæa and Syria. The frequent and close connexion between Judæa and Syria Hal=a fool, is well known (see "The Dialect of

YORKSHIRE EXPRESSIONS (7th S. vi. 328).under the Romans tends to confirm the supposi

; Leeds," J. R. Smith, 1862). tion. A reading of the passage “(habitantes in)


” in Jerome, noticed by Westcott and Hort, Greek Test., ii., Appendix, p. 92, in some slight A DORCHESTER WILL (7th S. vi. 247, 336).degree supports the explanation that Syria is in. Omega is wrong in his date. Dorsetshire was not cluded in Judæa.

0. W. TANCOCK. added to the diocese of Salisbury till after the Norwich,

death of Bishop Gray in 1834.

E. WALFORD, M.A. CARDINAL QOIGNON'S BREVIARY (6th S. xi. Hyde Park Mansions, N.W. 448; xii. 18; 7th S. vi. 123).-In the references to the subject of this breviary I have not seen any

LUDGERSHALL (7th S. vi. 287). This local name mention of the disquisition upon it by the Rev. is of purely Saxon derivation. It occurs in Wilts, Sir William Palmer, in the supplement to his ' Ori- Bucks, Gloucester, and Sussex. The two former gines Liturgicæ,'Oxford, 1832, supplement, London, are the most important. They are both situated on 1845, pp. 28-35. Sir W. Palmer observes :- river slopes ; the first on a tributary of the

"The similarity of the reform effected by Cardinal Wiltshire Avon, the second on an affluent of the Quignon with that introduced by the reformers of our

Thame. Ritual will be more clearly seen by comparing the pre- Lut an in A.-S. signifies to incline, to slopu ; face of his Breviary with that of the Book of Common gers or gærs, grass or pasture; gærs-tun, an enclosed Prayer, published

in 1549, which is now placed imme: pasture field. Hall doubtless has its usual signi. diato after the Preface of our Ritual, and is entitled Acation. Lut gers-hall, therefore, signifies the hall Concerning the Service of the Church.'"

on the meadow slope, “Domus regis de Lutgar” The passages to which he refers are printed in

the same idea.

J. A. PICTON. parallel columns. The resemblances in the two

Sandykuowe. books are also pointed out in J. H. Blunt’s ‘Annotated Prayer Book,' xx. [15], 17, London, 1866. Comic POBLICATION (7th S. vi. 288, 357).—The

ED. MARSHALL. publication to which I referred was not an almanac;

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perhaps the 'Old Mother Hubbard' by G. A. à assumed that none but one who is already M.A. Beckett which appeared in the Comic Almanack can proceed to that degree ? And has it been the was the same 'Lay of Modern Babylon,' beginning custom for a person to put M.A., B.D. after his

The ancient dame of Hubbard,” republished else- name? I never saw it; and certainly it is not where. The letter from Miss Jemima Cragg (pot so found in the University Calendar, Scraggs) was very characteristic and amusing.

E. L. H. TEW, M.A. There were also some ridiculous verses beginning: Hornsea Vicarage, East Yorks. O how I wish I was in Eden

Undoubtedly MR. Dayman is right respecting Where all the birds and beag is feedin'

the non-voting powers of bachelors. It may, in And the apricocks and peaches

this connexion, be well to record a custom of the Which all within our reach is, &c.

Cambridge University, now only historical. I think

J. T. F. the change took place in 1857. When I was at Bp. Hatfield's Hall, Durbam.

college the Senate consisted of two Houses

(1) the Regents, or White-hoods House, and (2) 'LIBRARY OF FICTION' (7th S. vi. 228).-It the Non-regente, or Black - boods House. The would appear that only two numbers of the Library Upper House (the White-hoods) consisted of of Fiction and Family Magazine were published. Masters of Arts of five years' standing and apThey are dated June and July, 1837, respectively, wards, and Doctors of two years' standing and upand on the outside sheet of the first it is announced wards. The Lower House (or the Black-hoods) to the readers of the Library of Fiction" that consisted of Masters of Arts of less than five years'

two volumes of this popular periodical bad now standing and Doctors of less than two years' standbeen completed ; and in commencing a new volume ing. Doctors of the Upper House and the Pablic and a new series the Editor begs to state, that in Orator were privileged to vote in either house. future it will

, without at all losing sight of its This is interesting; for I find no one I ever speak specific character as the 'Family Story Teller,' to knows anything about these two houses. Thirty take a much wider range and become in every years, alas ! is a generation. Of course, there is respect a Family Magazine." G. F. R. B. no Senate in Oxford; but, as MR. DAYMAN says,

a B.D. can only vote as an M.A. Nor could any VASELINE FOR OLD Book COVERS (7th £. vi. bachelor vote in the Cambridge Senate. 86, 236).-Philo Biblon writes in the American

E. COBHAM BREWER. Bookmaker: "I would caution the owners of valuable old books to the constituency of Oxford voters? When the

May I supplement Mr. Dayman's remarks as against the use of vaseline as a restorative of dried and cracked leather bindings. While it may for the time Vice-Chancellor asks the suffrages, on the occasion being render them fresh and pliable, yet, as it rather of a presentation for an honorary degree, at Com. attracts than repels moisture, it must in the end most memoration, the form is, “Placetne vobis domini surely tend to basten the disintegration of the leather." doctores ? placetne vobis magistri." I have used vaseline for the last two years, not

ED. MARSHALL only on old books, but on books bound by Bedford,

THE HARLEIAN SOCIETY (7th S. vi. 344). - If Capé, Lortic, and other modern binders, and with DR. FURNIVALL will look in the Academy of most gratifying results. In this climate the torrid Oct. 12, 1878, he will find a notice of The Resummers and the sheolic heat due to the use of gister of St. Peter's, Cornhill,' in which the views furnaces in winter seem rapidly to take all the he has expressed were set forth in sufficiently suppleness out of calf and morocco. as Col. Malet says, "life-giving."

Vaseline is, plain language. Whether that criticism had any

effect I know not; but I have been informed that

HALKETT LORD. Scotch Plains, N.J., U.S.

all the parish registers that have been issued by

this society are printed without abridgment. INITIALS AFTER NAMES (766 S. vi. 107, 255,

THE WRITER OF THE ARTICLE. 312).—No one would venture to question the DR. FURNIVALL may possess his soul in peace, decision of so great an authority as the late Dr. and will find that every parish register which has Bliss, and I therefore accept MR. Dayman's been printed by the register section of this society theory that a B.D. votes as M.A. I never said may be relied upon as complete. He may turn that a bachelor in one of the lower faculties had to Col. Chester's preface to .The Registers of St. the right of voting ; I knew that if he wished to Dionis Backchurch, where he will find opinions obtain this privilege he must take the degree of more in accordance with his own; but if he likes M.A. But is it not a fact that while the univer- to peruse a dreary list of persons ignoti cognominis sity allows a B.C.L. or B.M. to be “admitted to he will find it in "The Registers of St. James, the degree of M. A., and yet retain his former Clerkenwell,' one of the latest publications of the degree (or vice versa), there is no corresponding society. To print extracts merely would have permission given in the case of B.D., but it is been, no doubt, impossible ; but it might have

been wiser to have printed marriages only, for at charges are, of course, encountered, but these are com

In the residents in the nuoneries we the present rate of progress little can be done for paratively rare.

G. L. G.

come upon the great names of the eastern counties, genealogical purposes.

Wingfields, Everards, Jerninghams, Willoughbye, and 80

forth. Special value is conferred upon the book by Dr. faiscellaneous.

Jessopp's brilliantly written preface. This gives the

clearest insight to be obtained into the condition of life NOTES ON BOOKS, &o.

in the religious houses immediately before the suppression, The Great Historic Families of Scotland. By James and is worthy of attentive study. The MSS. now printed

are one and

all in the Passo collection in the Bodleian. Tanner Taylor, M.A., D.D., F.S.A. (Virtue & Co.) 80 favourable a reception was awarded Dr. Taylor': followed, and that records of visitations in other dioceses

It is to be hoped that the example of Dr. Jessopp will be fascinating work on the Historic Families of Scotland,'

will see the light. there is no cause for surprise that a second edition has been demanded. This now appears in the shape of two Memoir of George Edmund Street, R.A., 1824–1881. By goodly octavo volumes. By the criticism passed upon the his Son, Arthur Edmund Street. (Murray.), first edition Dr. Taylor has benefited. A few corrections A son labours under great disadvantages when he underhave been made, and one or two points of dispute in that takes to write the life of his father, but he also is enabled very complicated business of Scottish genealogy have been to see things closer at hand, and therefore, in some discussed. Scottish family history is perhaps the most respects, a biography of this sort, when honestly and picturesque that Europe can supply, Nowhere else ara wisely done, has an advantage over those done by one there to be found barons more turbulent, warlike, savage, occupying a more distant standpoint. We lose someand in many cases treacherous, nor claims of pedigree thing in perspective, but we gain in colour and minute mounting to a more respectable antiquity. The doing detail. In the example before us the modesty has been of Douglases, Keiths, Campbells, Ruthvens, Lauderdaler, carried almost to an extreme. Mr. Street was, it is Scotte, Homes, Murrays, and so forth, live in ballad his- admitted on all hands, a very great Gothic architect. tory and in prose fiction, as well as in historic record, There

are those among us who are competent to judge and the fame of some of the bravest of these races may who would put him first among the Gothic designere. almost compete with that of Paladin or Knight of the We cannot enter into a discussion which is, when traced Round Table. The world will not soon cease to be inter- to its source, in no degree a personal one, but a difference ested in their history, and Dr. Taylor may well enlarge having its issues in radical divergencies of opinion as to the stirring record he supplies. His stories, which, where form and colour. The biographer has, however, conpossible, are carried down until to-day, bave all the tented himself with compiling what we may call a fascination of romance.

To the student of human nature loving chronicle of his father's life, in which criticism nothing can be more suggestive than are these tales of is almost entirely avoided, Street's works speak for heroic valour, devotion, covetousness, and eye to the themselves ; but they lio so scattered in almost every main chance. We should like to see under the head shire in England that no one person can be a competent “Douglas" some reference to the great lords of that witness as to what the sum of his labour was. In his name who settled in Sweden, and whose monuments the greatest work—the work which most men will, for the traveller still sees during a pause on the journey along present, judge him by-he was so hampered by incomthe great Gotha Canal. Readers who are not “up” in petent and prejudiced persons that we get no true picScottish history may be a little surprised at the views ture in the finished building of what the architect saw concerning the relations between Duncan and Macbeth when he designed that imposing mass, that are exhibited under the head “The Campbells of To most people Street was only a great architect. Cawdor," and by the details supplied of the provocation Had he never designed a single building our debt to him to which Graach, Lady Macbeth, had been subjected. would have been great. His Brick and Marble in the They may even find cause to doubt whether Duncan was Middle

Ages' is a book that has had a very great in. over murdered at all.

fluence for good on his brother architects, and not on Visitations of the Diocese of Norwich, A.D. 1492–1552. them only. To the large body of cultivated men and

women who study architecture as a fine art, without Edited by the Rov. A, Jessopp, D.D. (Printed for the Camden Society.)

ever desiring to know how to design a building for TA18 latest volume of the Camden Society is a novelty: early

Gothic revival hated brick as Georgian. It was

themselves, it came as a revelation. The men of the It is the first printed report of a monastic visitation by not till Street had shown its use and beauty

that men any English bishop. During the period covered by the work five visitations of religious houses in the diocese of began to be aware that from the Roman time it'has Norwich took place. The first, beginning October 5, that some of the fairest examples of the Gothic of the

been constantly employed as a building material, and 1492, was undertaken by James Goldweli

, Bishop of South are composed of that hated material that was Norwich. None was apparently attempted during the short occupancy of the see by Thomas Jane. Four, how held to be fit only for factory chimneys and gas furnaces. ever, in the years 1514, 1520, 1526, and 1532, were under- By-ways in Book-Land. By W. Davenport Adams. taken by his successor, Richard Nicke, Nykke, or Nix, (Stock.) in one case with the aid of his suffragan, John, Bishop of This unpretending little volume consists of short essays Chalcedon. From almost every point of view the informa- upon subjects more or less closely connected with booke. tion supplied in these records is interesting and valuable. Mr. Adams is not a collector. He even assumes that the Those who hope to meet with the proofs of the de- collector waxes "dithyrambic over the dusty' and the baucheries subsequently imputed to the residents in mouldy.'” This, of course, is an error. Du and monasteries will be disappointed. Not seldom the entries mould are sometimes, alas ! inevitable appadages of have reference to the need of repairs in the edifice. Now scarce books; but some of the oldest books in existence we learn that unfortunate “Dompnus Robertus Stanton are as fresh as the day they were published, and these quintus prior est indoctus et ignavus nec ecit officium." are wbat the collector most prizes. Mr. Adams, howAt another time the general charge is brought that ever, writes agreeably concerning "paper-knife plea. “Silentium et aliæ ceremoniæ male observantur." Grave sures," otherwise the joys of new books, " bedside books,"


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the outeides of books, parson poets, and the like. He is some of the shorter paragraphs are inaccurate in in always entertaining, sometimes edifying, and never op- formation, and badly edited. pressive in the display of erudition.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. Part XI. for July is published at a new address the Berkeley (Bell & Sons.)

Lyceum, 19, West Forty-fourth Street, New York-thé The task of Messrs. Robert Edmund Graves and Walter society being accommodated in the Lyceum while a bouge Armstrong of issuing a second edition of this eminently is building for them on an adjoining site, which it was serviceable book is all but completed, the present num.

then hoped would be ready for occupation in October. ber, which ends with "Vecellio, Tiziano," being assum.

The October number, however, is also issued at the ably the penultimate. The completion of the work will Berkeley Lyceum. The July number contains an inIn all respects the work is up to date, and the informa- the Marriage Registers of St. Mary's, Whitechapel, be a matter on which art-lovers are to be congratulated. teresting presidential address by General J. Grant

Wilson on Columbus,' and the first instalment of tion it supplies might save many a needless query in our pager. Perbaps the most valuable contribution in the 1606-25,' transcribed by Mr. Greenstreet, and commu: present instalment is that on J. M. W. Turner, an ex- nicated by Mr. J. V. L. Pruyn. The present portion, tended list of whose works is supplied. Under the extending from January, 1605-6, to June, 1603, contains various combinations of “ Van" a full account of many

names of Civil War interest, such as Rainborow (Rain. painters of the Dutch school is given. Vandyke has borough); of City, interest, such as Meggs (Meiga); of previously been treated under “Dyke." It is to be general historical interest, such as Vere and Russell, of trusted that no long time will elapse before the appear. Scottish interest, such as Douglas, as well as quaint ance of the concluding part.

names like Upright, Goodgaine, Belman, &c. We ob

serve that Anes Newhay was married at Whitechapel The Complete Angler; or, the Contemplative Man's in April, 1607, and we have evidence, from the same

Recreation of Izaak Walton and Charles Collon. number of the Record, that this pretty form of Anne, (Nimmo.)

if such it be, crossed the Atlantic, for in the registers of This handsome reprint of Major's edition of The Com- baptisms of the Reformed Dutch Church, City of New plete Angler' is an almost exact reproduction of that York, we find Annys Cure, wife of William More, whose issued at a much more costly price balf a dozen years ago. child Gerretje was baptized May 3, 1722. It has all the original portraits and etchings and all the woodcuts, including the series of spirited designs by Robert Mill, D.Sc., has been added to the "Pitt Press

AN Elementary Commercial Geography, by Hugh Creswick of spots which are in many cases no longer Series" (Cambridge University Press). It is a useful recognizable on the river Lea. Those in search of an and trustworthy little volume. edition of an English classic at once reasonable in price and perfect in execution cannot do better than purchase in weekly numbers at one halfpenny each, of a quarto

No. I. has been issued by Messrs. Cassell of a reprint, this reprint.

Bible with Gustave Doré's illustrations. Such enterprise Ancestral Tablets: a Collection of Diagrams for Pedi. is, we suppose, unprecedented.

grees. By William H. Whitmore, A.M. (Stock.) The only way to form a judgment as to the utility of such a book as Mr. W. H. Whitmore, of Boston, has

Notices to correspondents. here offered to the genealogical public appeared to us to We must call special attention to the following notices : be to put it to the practical test of recording a pedigree. On all communications must be written the name and This we have now done to a sufficient extent to give a address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but very fair idea of the practical value of the book. We as a guarantee of good faith. have satisfied ourselves that Mr. Whitmore's echeme is,

We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. for the purpose for which it is designed, both useful and, when once taken in hand, fairly simple. It differs

To secure insertion of communications correspondents from a book which we noticed some years ago -Mr. must observe the following

rule. Let each note, query, A. G. Taunton's 'Family Register'-in not being a re

or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the production of the official records of birth or baptism, signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to and marriage and death or burial, but a pure tabular appear. Correspondents who repeat queries are requested genealogy, adapted for the insertion of eight generations to head the second communication "Duplicate.” of paternal and maternal ancestry. We have found the JONATHAN BOUCHIER (“Dogs mentioned by Scott").apparent complication of the spaces for which openings We will endeavour to find room for this. (*That sweet ars cut to be apparent only. In practice these spaces saint who sat by Russell's side "'). Quite familiar; but, come into use very naturally. The fact that the book having vainly tried to find it, we must leave the task to begins in the middle and works back to the covers once others. mastered, the filling up of the tablets becomes simple. D. VALE (" A stone that is rolling gathers no moss')We congratulate Mr. Whitmore on bis useful addition to See Tusser's . Five Hundred Points of Husbandrie,' and the tools of the practical genealogist.

'N. & Q.,' 6th S. xi. 246. The Bookworm; an Illustrated Treasury of Old-Time

ALFRED SICHEL. - 1. ("Joan of Arc and ShakLiterature. (Stock.)

speare"). Joan of Arc figures in the First Part of In its volume shape the Bookworm looks much better King Henry VI.'-2. The best concordance to Shakthan in single parte. It has a neat and scholarly-look spearo is Mrs. Cowden Clarke's. ing binding, a quaint title-page, and a frontispiece reproducing a title-page of Skelton, and including a curious Editorial Communications should be addressed to "The portrait of the poet. ' A poem of Mr. Andrew Lang serves Editor of Notes and Queries'"- Advertisements and to usher in the volume. The idea, constantly conveyed Business Letters to "The Publisher"-at the Office, 22, in glancing over the numbers, that the articles are too | Took's Court, Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane, E.C. short, no longer weigh; upon the reader. Mr. C. A. We beg leave to state that we decline to return com. Ward's papers on 'Dr. Johnson's Tavern Resorts,' and Mr. munications which, for any reason, we do not print; and Blades's De Ortu Typographiæ,' still attract attention. , to this rule we can make no exception,




hondred pound, wee are all Redy to mack our pretentions houoro to you, as ther is nothing stands in a stay in this

worlld-theare may a time come whear juistis may bee CONTENTS.-N° 152.

done. I desier no more, Deare Cosen, wich is all from NOTES :- Protestant and Papist, 401–Gent's Lost Book, 402 yr most affex kingwom an hombell Saruent -Traité Curieux sur l'Eplèvement du Prince de Fursten

SKYPWITH. berg '-Swift's ‘Polite Conversation,' 403–'Amours of Messalina, late Queen of England' - Letter of Grimaldi - On the outer leaf of the above are two drafts of November the Fifth, 404 – Ladies in Parliamentian Musk letters apparently addressed by Beresford to his ingtogs "=Mackintosh - Specimen of Pure English, 405– Mistakes in N. & Q.' - Spectre of the Brocken — "My legal adviser. The first runs as follows : Proosian Blue"-Marriage Presents, 406.

S-I recēd a Lettr from Coz. Scypwith this day we QUERIES :- Chep-Chestout—"This is the morn of victory” I have inclosed. I thought jI cou'd not give you 80 --Genealogical Rose - Jerningham -Sir S. Connock, 407 – good an acct of their thoughts as it does, tho' lame & *Owen's Weekly Chronicle'-Faroe Isles-Pounds-Author

Wanted - Sir M. Livesey - Tennyson Queries - Blayney
Family-Persian Peacock, 403-Anne Hathaway-Nameless The second is as follows:
Royal Infants-Old Gold-Parliamentary Pairing - Authors

Sr – I recēja Lettr from Coz, Skypwith this day—they Wanted, 409.

seem to have an inclination to compose mattrs, tho' their REPLIES :- Note on Rogers's Italy,' 409 -O'Connell's * Diary, 411- Nom de Plume" - Dicey - Attributes of the dition (by ye law) may make ym more reddily come by [?]

termes are very high, but being sensible of their con. Deity-Inscription in a Scotch (?) Abbot's House-“ Mature flas senex," &c., 412-Hebrew-Latin Grammar -Baptismal wth reationable offers. S', you know yo ca e, and have Registry in Liverpool - De Bohun Family - Physique giuen me leave to advise with you, booth as a friend Heraldic — The Hunt is Up,' 413 - Slate Gravestones – and a lawyer, and therefore I beg you will giue me Charger-Caravan - Pitshanger, Ealing -- Wetherby, 414- yor thoughts whether they can sue out a fine and Barnet Fair - Bwans-" Radical reform"-De-Provincial Pronunciation — " 11 the mountain," &c., 415-Newell recovery, or there be any other way to make me a good

Tho' they coud freely sett aside my Cartmel -- Ell. - Author of Book-Bands in Battle-Verses by title to ye lands. Symon Patrick, 416 - Chevreur-Indian Pale Ale-Genes. propertie, yet I do not desire to enjoy theires wthout logical — Brooke - Yorkshire Field-Names, 417 – 'Once a makeing a valuable consideration* for it, provid. I can be Week'-Rutland House-' A Historie of Ferrar'-Defender

I have sent you her lett", wch you will finde very of the Faith, 418-Authors Wanted, 419.

darke considering how many are composeing. NOTES ON BOOKS :- Axon's 'Stray Chapters in Literature, The above drafts are not signed. Beresford may

Folk-lore, and Archäology' - Lane. Poole's 'Turkey' -
Macgeorge's Old Glasgow'-
-Burrows's 'Cinque Ports.'

have intended to detach them from Mrs. Skip

with's letter, and forward the latter, with a copy Notices to Correspondents, &c.

of the second draft, to his legal friend; but

probably the arrival, a week later, of the followPotes.

ing letter led him to change his mind and give up

the idea of a compromise, leaving his unfortunate PROTESTANT AND PAPIST, 1716-1731. cousins, if they dared, to try conclusions at law. (Continued from p. 382.)

Mrs. Skipwitb, having now received his second In the following letter, addressed to Beresford, letter (of Dec. 22, O.S.), replies as follows :Mrs. Skipwith herself deals with her cousin's pro

namur ianuary ye 21th 1717. posals for purchase of her interest under her sister's Sr Yrs to my Nephw was both surprising an mallin. will :

coly. nothing but resone must mack me resine to ye

will of god, the Coppy of her Will is as she promist in nemuer Jan 14 1717

her liffe to my sister Chomunt both by word of mouth Sr some time agoo my nephwe Chaumont giue me a letter you did him the honnor, Deare Cosene, to wirt to disspose one, wich should bee in fauour of her Chilldren.

an leters, an allways tould her she had a 1000 ponds to [him] con arns our Legecyes' leff to us by my sistere what her fortin was I aim [w]holly a stranger too, not Aysough. I being the

firist consarnd has desieded me to being in England this 30 years. y' tell me you weare giue y my thoughths, wich I would haue don befor now could I haue helid a pen in my hand; an it is with much the prescent gouerment

would.ther is severll Legacies

foret to tack emedetly peecione (=possession ore elles (pain) I do it now-did y, Deare Cosen, mack anny she has giuin, as to y'a 100 pond, 2 years rent in her perpossalls Reasnable I would induss my Nephew an

house yu live in : aftere the saide hous is to come to my Nices to exscept of them with me—wee bad if aduuanteg Sister Choumonts chilldren. (You say] the Sceuer Lawys Rather you it then anny orthor, as nearest Relation Ifor Romain Catholicks macks us unabell to inheritt. baue in the worlld, my unckell son, hoe I shall allways I do not heare thes Lawys bas nott been put in executo" hau Respeck for. the honorbell pirposalls you say as yeet. you, out of frindshP, macks an offore to bye our y" mack us seems disspleasd an ungratfull in us not to intrest for 100 pond, Yrs, Deare Cosene, I resciued 2 exscept, as delling uery fairly with us, being in y' power days agoe dated Descember 22th ye stille (your style) wich to giue us nothing. I own you haue the Law of your side as tis noro establishe*-more, you are in posestion, outliue them all.

renuse my grif for my Deare Sister; an I soe unlucky to wich is the greatest point; but ther is contions to bee I desiere no more then that my pore Sisters will should used and practised amonst all morall Christians, wich I be juistly preformed. for that resome she maid you her hop you'l mack us exsperience by remitin us what my Sister executer, beeliuing you would bee juist to what our dying Leaft us att her death, an promissed my Sister Chaumont frind desiered of you. you would compond first in my to leaue-a thousand pond to hear Chilldren wich she must (have) dyed worth, by the way she liued. I say no * "reationable compromise" is struck out and these more of this; but, if you will giue balf, wich is 500 words substituted.

† "Not" is interlined. The writer's meaning would * These words interlined by Mary Chaumont. evidently be better expressed in English without it.

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