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It shows that we were forestalled in this excellent of the lines commencing as above, quoted by Eng-
The eartb was dark, its guilty gaze
Saw not o'er heaven the splendour: blaze
That told the shepherds he was born. Friday, the 23rd day of November next, we are en
It heard not on that breaking morn couraged by our Friends to make a BIDDING on the
The angel harp, the glorious hymn occasion the same day at our own House, situate in
From burning lips of cherubim. Orchard Street, in the town of Llandovery; when and That morn the Roman Cægar sat where the favour of your good and agreeable company Unconscious that a potentate is humbly solicited, and whatever donation you may be Was born, to whom his laurelled brow pleased to bestow on us then will be thankfully received, Must stoop- the mighty Man of Woewarmly acknowledged, and most cheerfully repaid when- The Pontiff at the altar stood ever called for on a similar occasion
Unconscious that a nobler blood
Than ever flowed that morn was given
The kingly victim came not robed
In gold with trooping spears englobed,
He came the Babe of Bethlehem.
His was all power—the tempest sky desire that all Gifts of the like nature due to them be
Might have come down his canopy; returned on the said day, and will be thankful, together
With rushing of his chariot wheels, with her Brothers (Rees and William) for all additional
Told by his thunder's berald peals,
With flashing of his midnight lightning
The earth through all her chambers brightening,
'Till mankind, wakened out of slumber,
Bebeld in numbers without number, Ealing.
Rank behind rank down Heaven's high steep
The seraph legions gorgeous sweep,
'Till in the centre blazed the throne
Of Him who sat, the first great One. We must request correspondents desiring information on family matters of only private interest,
to affix their There was no pomp, for on that morn names and addresses to their queries, in order that the
A man of sacrifice was born, answers may be addressed to them direct.
He came to be a stranger here,
He came to weep, to pray, to die,
And win for man the victory. 1677, p. 247) has :
C. H. R. “Having also near the chep of the plough, a small fin to cut the roots of the grass, for in this land the
GenealOGICAL: Rose. — Could any of the broad fin jumps out of the ground."
readers of ‘N. & Q.' give me information reI am aware of the explanations in Halliwell and garding the Major Rose who acted as A.D.C. to Cassell's 'Encyclopædic Dictionary.' Can any one H.R. H. the late Duke of York in 1794 ? Answers
D. M. Rose.
direct. give us independent information as to chep and fin, and state where else the word occurs, or where it
High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire. is now used ? J. A. H. MURRAY,
JERNINGHAM FAMILY. Can any reader of Oxford.
'N. & Q.' kindly tell me at what date the family CHESTNUT.—Many circumstantial stories pur- of Jernigan (Stafford, Jerningham) altered the old porting to give the origin of the slang use of this name to Jerningham, as now spelt ; also for what
C. E. J. for "stale joke, story heard before," appeared in reason ? the American newspapers of 1886 and 1887. As
SIR SIMON CONNOCK.-I should feel much these differed in toto from one another, they testi- obliged if any of your readers would assist me in fied to the ingenuity of their inventors, but gave finding out something of a Sir Simon Connock. no belp towards the actual origin. Are any facts He was, I imagine, an adherent of James III., as to this known ?
J. A. H. MURRAY.
and in 1719 was employed in some secret service Oxford.
for his master at Madrid, I have a letter from “THIS IS THE MORN OF VICTORY,”—At 76 S. v. James III. to Sir Simon Connock, dated May 10, 429 an inquiry was inserted as to the authorship 1719, informing him that all letters addressed to
Don Francisco Eoriques were intended for him the restoration of the secluded members in Feb(the king). No doubt some one may be able to ruary, 1660, after which we lose sight of him.
His give me information on this last point as well. I baronetcy, which had been conferred upon him in have no books of reference at hand, or would not 1627, of course expired under the attainder, bis enoroach on your space.
lands being conferred upon the Duke of York.
Did the regicide marry; if so, to whom? A "Owen’s WEEKLY CHRONICLE.'— I have in my Gabriel Livesey, Esq., sat for Queenborough in the possession one sheet of Owen's Weekly Chronicle, Parliament of 1656. What kin was he to Sir dc., and Westminster Journal for July 14-21, Michael ?
W. D. PINK. 1764, “London, printed for Messrs. Owen &
Leigh, Lancashire. Harrison ; and sold by J. Cooke, Bookseller, at Shakespeare's Head in Paternoster Row, where TENNYSON QUERIES. What “Lady of the advertisements and letters to the authors are taken Lake” is it who figures in the ‘Idylls of the King'; in." Could you or any of your correspondents and where may one find some account of her ? I give me any information about this newspaper ? shall be glad if any of your readers can inform When did its publication commence, and when me to whom reference is made in the following cease?
H. T. couplet from ‘Gareth and Lynette':
My fortunes all as fair as hers who lay FAROE ISLES.- A work under the following title Among the ashes and wedded the king's son. is quoted in Mr. Stallybrass's translation of Hebn's Also, what particulars are known concerning the Wanderings of Plants and Animals,' p. 409 : inscription referred to in the same poem as left by, “C. J. Graba, Journal of a Voyage to Faroe in the vexillary" crag-carven o'er the streaming Gelt”! 1828. Hamburg, 1830.” Does this work exist Again, “Arthur's harp" is mentioned in the same in English, or is it in German or Danish? It does poem in such a manner as to imply that it is the not occur in any language in the catalogue of the
name of a constellation, Some reader may be London Library
able to inform me whetber tbat has been at any POUNDS.-Day by day (Oh, for the shades of Mr. time the popular name of one of the constellations.
F. J. Pickwick !) the common pounds of the kingdom, once so well known in every lordship, township,
(The allusion in the two verses might be to Cinderand village, are, through the greed of the landholders and the unwakefulness of the tenants of BlayneY FAMILY. According to Lodge's 'Peerthe manor, being lessened down and swept away. age of Ireland,' Henry Blaypey, second son of Sir Having marked that not so long ago a seeker was Arthur Blayney, married Mary, daughter of the by your readers afforded a knowledge of the places Rev. Dr. Seddon, of co. Lanc., but Burke's 'Landed at which stocks were still kept to frown a warning Gentry' calls ber daughter of Laurence Sidney, on wrongdoers, I deemed that perhaps the like help D.D., Rector of Worthen, Salop. Which is correct? might be given me in telling the tale of pounds. His son, John Blayney, married And, daughter of Meanwhile it would be as well for such as look Anthony Weaver, Esq., M.D., and was father of upon these with an evil eye to bear in mind there Arthur Blayney, Esq., of Gregynnog, who ob.s.p. is little or no question that the overthrow of the 1795. Arthur Blayney, tbird son of Sir Arthur, pound is a nuisance at common law, indictable as married first Margaret Foster, or Forbes, and had ‘against the peace of the Queen.
Edward, Richard, and Henry, besides daughters.
P. A. VIDLER. Was Edward father of the Rev. Richard Blayney, of 7, Somerfield Terrace, Maidstone.
Whitchurch, Salop; and what were the names of AUTHOR OF POEM WANTED.—Can any one tell Arthur's six children by his second wife, Jane me who is the author of a piece of poetry entitled Smothergill ?
H. H. BALL, 'Papa's Letter,' and whether it can be obtained in book form?
M. E. L.
PERSIAN PEACOCK.-A friend has brought over
a brass peacock from the East. I shall be obliged SiR MICHAEL Livesey.—What is known of the for any information as to the original use of the ultimate fate of this regicide? He was M.P. for birds, and their probable age. I am told they are Queenborough in the Long Parliament from 1645 now scarce. The orpament (if so it be) is in four till its dissolution by Cromwell. He is frequently pieces—the stand, body, tail, and head. The tail said to have died before the Restoration, but that is in the shape of a fan, one solid piece of brass. clearly is an error, inasmuch as he is included in The wings, not moulded feather-wise, are on hinges. the Act of Oblivion among the thirty living The complete height of stand and bird is about two regicides who were absolutely excepted from the feet. The whole is painted. The principal subject benefit of the Act. He certainly was living at the seems to be a sbah or sovereiga sitting, with attendreturn of the Rump in 1659, and was one of the ant on each side standing, and what I take to be a members of that assembly who withdrew upon peach tree in blossom on the right of the principal
figure, and a mountain behind him. This subject Sanguine, adust his humour, and wild fire is repeated several times. The rest is covered with
His ruling element. Rage, revenge, and cunning figures and flowers on a cream ground.
Make up the temper of this captain's valour.
Adapted from an Old Play. H. A. W.
J, D. C. Anne HATHAWAY.—Where can the verses the "I never came into my parlour but I found the cloth refrain of which is “Anne hath a way” be found ! laid and dinner ready. Surely it will be always thus." I was under the impression that they were to be This is sụpposed to be quoted from one of Beaumont and
Fletcher's plays; but I cannot find it. met with in Ireland's 'Confessions,' but such is not
H. E. SIXONDS. the case.
F. NAMELESS ROYAL INFANTS.-In Strickland's
Replies. 'Life of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland, she says that in 1508 she (Queen Margaret) gave birth
NOTE IN ROGERS'S 'ITALY.' to a daughter, who died as soon as christened.
(7th S. vi. 267, 352.) Noble, in his 'House of Stuart,' says Queen Mar
The note for which MR. MALLET inquires is, I garet bad a daughter, who was born July 15, 1508, and died an infant. Neither of these writers gives apprehend, the long English one about the Last the infant princess a name.
If (as Miss Strickland Supper picture, asterisked a little confusingly infers) she was baptized she probably had one.
on to the words “then on that masterpiece," not Noble mentions another daughter of James IV.
the short Italian one from Vasari, which is really and Queen Margaret, born prematurely November,
a pote on the prior line, " His last great work." 1512, who died soon after her birth. If she lived I believe no edition (unless perhaps some pirated one day only she was probably baptized, but she one, to which one would not go for information) likewise is nameless. Can any of your readers
has ever been published without the quotation give a name to either one or other of these royal of "ogni ano" for ognuno.
from Vasari, correctly rendered with the exception sisters?
C. H. Florence.
The first edition of the 'Italy 'was published by
Longman in 1822, but it was only given as “the OLD GOLD.—[ have in vain ransacked every first part," reaching no further than Florence. The available dictionary and cyclopædia for a precise first edition of the second part” was brought out definition and the French equivalent of this very by Murray in 1828, uniform with it (in what is common term. Neither under the head of "Old" " technically 12mo., but looking to ordinary mortals nor of "Gold" is there any mention of the term. like small 8vo.), so that they could be bound up Can any of your readers set me right ? R. R. L. together. The Italian quotation is certainly in
this one, but not the Last Supper note. PARLIAMENTARY PAIRING.–When did this pro- In this comparatively insignificant form the cess first become known by the name that it now Italy' appears to have attracted little attention. bears? In the recently published ' O'Connell Cor- Rogers, who was at this time a well-received poot respondence,' vol. i. p. 188, the member for Clare, (for it was the latest of his important works), kept writing in May, 1829, says, “ When a gentleman his incognito 80 securely that it is said even his disposed to vote for me in the usual way wrote to publishers were in the dark about it, and that, to the Treasury to ask to tie with a Government | put bis friends off the scent, he somewhat altered member, he got an official letter stating to him the direction of the route in the poem from that that it was not to be opposed by the Ministry.” he was known by them to have taken on his Was to “tie" earlier than, or alternative to, the journey to Italy in 1814-5. He wanted to have expression to “pair "? Geo. L. APPERSON. a genuine opinion on his poem, unbiassed by Wimbledon.
regard for his repatation.
But the critics were not to be caught so. AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS Wanted.Can any reader suggest the "old play" from which Edinburgh and the Quarterly took no notice of it, the following passage was "adapted" by Coleridge. He and the edition hung on hand. The author, howuses it as a motto to a chapter in the Friend' (1818), ii. ever, "know that it was good," and was not to be 115:
crushed, as a less successful writer would have been, Then may we thank ourselves, by the seeming indifference. In 1830, accordingly, Who, spell-bound by the magic name of Peace, Dream golden dreams, Go, warlike Briton, go,
he brought out an edition with three publishers at For the grey olive branch change thy green laurels :
once (Cadell, of the Strand; Jennings, of CheapHang up thy rusty helmet, that the beo
side ; and Moxon, of Bond Street), adorned with May have a bive, or spider find a loom,
the exquisite Turner illustrations, to which some Instead of doubling drum and thrilling fife
by Stothard* were added, with a carefulness that Be lull'd in lady's lap with amorous flutes, But for Napoleon, know, he 'll scorn this calm :
* The illustration to the passage under consideration The ruddy planot at his birth bore sway,
is Stothard's, and the straight gaunt figure of the dying
must have occupied a great part of the two inter- coincidental sentiment which in course of his vening years. The division into two parts was travels he had heard applied to another picture. done away with, the "additional notes"
But here the questions arise: What was that other added at the end (the old ones being preserved picture ? What was the picture which could sugas foot-notes), and the whole poem greatly ampli- gest to the “Old Dominican" of Padua his philofied. This is not the place to consider whether sophical reflection? Where is that picture now? these amplifications were always improvements. Were there ever any Dominicans at Padua ? Some, doubtless, were a gain, but the simple I have of late laid aside my vast collection of grandeur of the original first line
notes concerning paintings of the Cenacolo, but in Day glimmered; and to Italy I went,
such a search through them as I have time for tocertainly gets overlaid by the elaborate page and a
day I do not find mention of any painting that half over which it was subsequently spread out.
seems to me to apply satisfactorily to the case. Of It is noteworthy, on the other hand, that the apo- knows the celebrated Cenacolo in the SS. Annunziata
course any one who knows anything about painting strophe to Rome, which is far and away the finest nell' Arena. And there was a Cenacolo among the passage of the whole—one of the finest
subjects by Aldighieri at S. Giorgio and another any poem in any languge-beginning
among those by Giusto in the Battisterio, but I am in Rome !......
neither of these is a refectory. There was, indeed, a remains in all the rugged majesty of its original Cena in Casa del Fariseo by Paris Bordone, in the diction.
Refettorio (80 called) di Magro (for there was The edition in this form is said to have cost the another Refettorio di Grasso), in the splendid poet many thousands of pounds to bring out; but, monastery of Sta. Giustina, whence so many pic. his name on the title-page and the artistic illustra- tures have been removed to the Museo Civico. tions, further helped out by the edition of 1838, But Sta. Giustina was a Benedictine, not a Domiwith larger paper and still more luxurious get-up* pican convent; and the Cena in Casa del Fariseo is (to which Moxon's is the only publisher's name), not a 'Last Supper'; and Paris Bordone is hardly had the effect of commanding for it a sale which to be considered a painter of impressive pictures; made it a profitable affair in the end.
neither can the one in the Museo, by some attriRogers gracefully acknowledges the value he buted to Salviati and by some to Romanino, be attached to the co-operation of the artists in a considered such. special paragraph at the end of his brief preface to One would almost be tempted to think that the the 1830 edition, and it seems rather unwortby poet had been mixing up Padua with Milan in his that in 1838, when that value had been perhaps recollection, but that in his note on this note he proved, the said paragraph is omitted !
makes special allusion to the masterpiece there, Among the "additional notes" introduced into from which it must be inferred that he had a disthe édition de luxe of 1838 is the one quoted 70 S. tinct idea in bis mind that he had seen a striking vi. 352, by the Rev. W. E. BUCKLEY. It will be Cenacolo at Padua also; and then we know that seen by any one interested in the lines that the he spent great pains on the finish and accuracy of first note is meant originally as a mere explanation his work. There is a special note in his commonof what Raffael's “last great work” was. The suc- place book that he worked at polishing it up to ceeding lines of it are but a translation of the Vasari 1834, reckoning that he was fifteen years over it. quotation (which itself was but a reproduction of But as he says in his preface that much of it as it the sentiment of an earlier writer), and the "addi- was originally printed was written on the spot, he tional note" is a kind of parallel passage which might have said twenty years instead of fifteen. Rogers probably found in his commonplace book
We are bound to conclude, therefore, that there or diary (for he seems to have kept both) of a
was a Cenacolo of some merit in some refectory in
Padua, and it would seem quite worth while that painter and the meaningless namby. pamby girl-like Rogers's MS. journal of bis Italian journeys should figures round him cannot be considered
a happy com- be searched for further particulars of it. His proposition; on the other hand, the accuracy of the reproduction of “The Transfiguration is wonderful for its perty and works of art occupied three weeks in size, and very successful in its execution, with the excep selling off by auction. Were his MSS. included ! tion of the figure of Elias, which is a caricature, and in If so, who bought the journal? If not, what the upper part more like the figure of an undraped remaining member of the family can throw aby
that of an old * There is a curious oversight in the 1828 edition. In light on it ? the first line of. The Bag of Gold,' “ I dine very often In the subsequent editions, I may remark, in conwith the good old Cardinal **, and I should add, with clusion, this “note on a note" was embodied in the his cats,” the two asterisks are so small and crowded note itself, forming a second paragraph of it, and it that they set you looking for a note that might be ex
was finally spoilt by the addition of the foolish pected to supply his name. In the 1838 edition it is
"Prior's portrait story.”
R. H. Bosk. made clear enough tbat they stand to express “ Cardinal blank.
P.S.-Since the above was written I have looked
into Burckhardt, Kugler, Crowe and Cavalcaselle, opposite conclusion might be given in addition to
“We have good reason to believe that the journey of The quotation at the last reference concluding,
Mr. O'Connell was mainly undertaken to make himself "and the dishes and drinking-cups are, no doubt, country as regarded the political, moral
, and religious
more intimately acquainted with the state of his native such as were used by the fathers in that day," re- condition of the people, which could not be accurately minded me of a striking description I had recently ascertained by the mere parole evidence of others.” read of the drinking and other vessels most curious O'Connell lived eleven years after this ‘Diary' used by the Benedictine monks of Durbam monas- appeared, and never denied its authenticity. tery. The passage—which may not seem out of harmony with the query—occurs in vol. ii. of diarist, noticing an old priest, says,
O'Connell studied at Douay and St. Omers. The
The instant Hutchinson's 'History of Durham,' in the notes to I saw the owner I knew he had been a long time in “Cathedral Churcb," as follows :
France," and then follows a description of his “Within the Frater-house door, on the left hand at “white smallclothes, vest, and head powdered still entering, is a strong almery in the wall
, wherein the whiter” (p. 319). « Our conversation was mostly great mazer, called the Grace-cup, stood, which every day served the monks after grace, to drink'out of round in French” (p. 320). In a letter from Douay, the table; the cup was finely edged about with silver dated Sept. 14, 1792, O'Connell speaks of the and double gilt. In the same place were kept many large “powdering” then usual. and great mazers of the same gort; among which was one called Judas's cup, edged about with silver, and double
The diarist, though evidently brought up in gilt, having a base to stand upon of silver double gilt. France at the period of the Revolution, is averse This was never in use but on Maunday Thursday, at to shedding blood (p. 338). “No political boon night, when the Prior and Convent met to keep their is worth the purchase of one drop of blood” was Maunday. In the same almery was a goodly cup, called a favourite axiom with O'Connell. St. Bede's bowl; the outside was of black mazer (maple word], the inside of silver double gilt, and thë edge
The diarist refers in touching words to the execufinely wrought with silver and double gilt; in the midst tion of Louis XVI. (p. 321). Ö'Connell left France was the picture of the holy St. Bede, sitting in a writing on the day that Louis suffered, and viewed with posture; the base thereof of silver, double gilt
, with four emotion a handkerchief steeped in bis blood which joints of silver coming down, all double gilt from the John Sheares exultantly displayed. See Life and edge to the base, to be taken in pieces...... And there is another large almery within the Frater-house.....of Speeches of O'Connell,' by his son, vol. i. pp. 9, 10. wainscot, having several almeries within, fine wrought,
The diarist is averse to separation (p. 347). So and varnished over with red varnish, in which lay several was O'Connell. table-cloths, salta, mazers, a bason and ewer of latten, The diarist is opposed to ascendency (p. 352); with other things pertaining to the Frater
house, and and nothing was more constantly denounced by the loft where the monks dined and supped. Every monk had his mazer to himself to drink in...... All the mazers
O'Connell than ascendency. were finely edged with double gilt silver, and another The diarist, like O'Connell, yearns again and basin and ewer of latten. On this ewer was pourtrayed again for Catholic emancipation in the most ex& man on horseback, as riding a hunting, which served tensive acceptation of the word. See p. 357, et seq; the sub-prior to wash his hands in at the aforesaid table, he sitting there as chief.”
“Let office in its full proportion be Irish and Perhaps this account of monastic vessels of the re-them averse to an English or Protestant king
Catholic,” says the diarist, "and you will not find fectory is unique. It was derived from ancient (* Diary,' p. 352). The same sentiment is conMSS. relating to Durham Abbey, by Hutchinson, stantly expressed in O'Connell's letters, just about a century ago. It would be interesting to learn if any of these great mazers (“Judas's
published by Mr. Murray.
The diarist records that he was intimate with cup” or “St. Bede's bowl” for instance) were pre- the parson of Strabane, diocese of Derry (p. 335). served. If they escaped the spoliator till the It would be easy to trace the name of this
clergy, Puritan Dean Whittingham's sway at Durham (1563–79), wo know that he, to quote an old man, and whether he was intimate with O'Connell writer, “could not abide anything that apper. It has been assumed that the writer cannot have tained to a godly religiousness, or monastical life.” been a Roman Catholic. At pp. 321, 352-3, we
R. E. N.
have enthusiastic praise of the Catholic religion.
O'Connell's grandson, Daniel O'Connell, D.L.,
Darrinane, thinks it incredible that a public man O'CONNELL’s ‘DIARY OF A TOUR IN THE NORTH' travelling for days in the country should not oxcite (74 S. v. 267, 391; vi. 173). Though many persons attention. But the diarist travelled in a simple deem it unlikely that O'Connell wrote the 'Diary' and unostentatious manner, and incog., as I gather assigned to him by Huish, reasons in support of an from p. 316. At pp. 344 and 368 we learn that it