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They may be in the above volume, and by one of say in what year, nor whether the brewery is still the other eminent hands." If so, there is nothing carried ou. I can well remember that Hodgson's extraordinary in their having been attributed to pale ale was in the ascendant as a drink in the that author whose name seems to be the only one year 1839. “Experto crede Roberto." mentioned on the title. W. E. BUCKLEY.

W. E. BUCKLEY. CHEVREUX (7th S. vi. 247, 296). The following

The name of the firm brewing this once celeparagraph from the Monthly Magazine for 180i brated pale ale was originally, I believe, Hodgson (vol. xii. p. 422) may point out a source of further & Abbott, and their brewery was at Bow, where it information as to this word :

still remains. On the retirement of Hodgson the

firm became Abbott & Son, with whom, in my "Wigs.—Some years ago we had to read the. Pogono early days as a merchant, I had some dealings; but similar work appears, entitled 'Eloge des Perruques par the special reputation of the beer bad then passed le Docteur Akerlio.' This book is ascribed to Deguerle, away. The present representatives of the business the translator of Petronius: it deserves, for micrology of are, I believe, Smith, Garrett & Co., Limited, Bow erudition, a place in the Transactions of the Society of Brewery, E.

H. W. D. Antiquaries; and for frothiness of eloquence, to be studied by puffers and auctioneere."

GENEALOGICAL (7th S. vi. 327).— Whether the Although not bearing on the derivation of chevreux, Rev. George Stott, Fellow of Worcester College, it may be noted in this connexion that in Phillip's Oxford, is a member of the family referred to by *New World of Words' (London, 1706) chevron is Mr. Barton I cannot say; but that gentleman is said to have been "anciently the form of a residing at Barnet, Herts, and may be able to supPriestess's Head-attire."

J. YOUNG. ply the information desired. E. VENABLES. Glasgow.

BROOKE (7th S. vi. 247).—The titles of the two INDIAN PALE ALE (76 S. vi. 329).- The ques- tracts in J. Payne Collier's Illustrations of Early tion of A. H. about Hodgson's ale recalls to my English Popular Literature' (1863), referred to by memory some verses which I saw in, I think, some MR. WARD are :Indian magazine, many years ago. Though perhaps 1. The most Horrible and Tragicall Murther of the only an advertisement, they may be worth pre- Right Honorable the Vertuous and Valerous Gentleman, serving as a specimen of an extinct taste in verse:- Iohn Lord Bourgb, Baron of Castell Connell. Committed "Take away this clammy nectar,"

by Arnold Cosby, the foureteenth of Ianuarie...... Printed Said the King of Gods and Men,

by R R 1591. "Never at Olympus' table

2. The Manner of the Death and Execution of Arnold Let such trash be served again."

Cosbie, for Murthering the Lord Boorke, who was exeTerror shook the limbs of Bacchus,

cuted at Wandsworth townes End on the 27. of Ianuarie Paly grew his pimpled nose,

1591, &c. And already in his rearward

The murder is duly recorded in Stow's 'Chronicle' Felt he Jove's tremendous toes.

under the date 1591, and has no connexion with When a bright idea struck him :

the murder of Lord Brooke in 1628. See Burke's “Dash my thyrsus! I'll go bail, For you never were in India,

'Extinct Peerage' (1883), p. 67, for the Barons That you know not Hodgson's ale."

Bourke of Castle-Connell.

G. F. R. B. “Bring it," quoth the Cloud Compeller, And the wine god brought the beer,

YORKSHIRE FIELD-NAMES (7th S. vi. 323).– Port and claret are like water

Thanks are due to Mr. Fallow for sending you To the glorious stuff that is here.

the old field-names of Kirkleatham, I trust that Then Saturnius drank and nodded,

others will follow his example. These local Winking with bis lightning eyes, And amid the constellations

designations are many of them very old. Even Did the star of Hodgson rise.

the modern expressions are sometimes not devoid C. T. M.

of interest. Hodgson, the brewer of the celebrated Indian wards a threshing.floor and a farmyard. It would

Barton meant originally a barley-close, afterpale ale, carried on his brewery in partnership be interesting to know which of these ideas has with Abbott (Hodgson & Abbott) at Bromley by- given the names to Upper and Nether Barton, Bow, Middlesex, on a branch of the Lea, and for

Lady Orchard.-Names compounded with lady some years sat in Parliament, I think, for the

are of common occurrence. In most cases I have county.

JOAN TAYLOR.

no doubt that they refer to the Blessed Virgin. It Park Lodge, Dagnall Park,

was a common practice before the religious changes The brewery was at Bromley, Bow. Mr. Hodg- of the sixteenth century for persons to charge their son bad two sons, George and Frederic, the sur- lands with payments to the Lady Altar in the parish vivor of whom, Frederic, was for some years M.P. church for lights to be burnt in bonour of our Blessed for Barnstaple, and died in 1854. The firm had' Lady. It is right, however, to point out that my become Hodgson & Abbott, but I am not able to very learned friend, Mr. George Laurence Gomme

C

played at Har

has suggested that in some cases lady may be a and looking : corruption of Law Day. See ‘Primitive Folk probable that Moots,' pp. 122, 255, 275.

the north sid Turnpoke. It is possible that this may have Glasshouse Y been a place where cocks were fought. Turnpoke part of the o used to be a well-known name for a kind of game-was not inclu cock. Samuel Pegge says :

the position "If one may judge of the rest from the fowls of Rhodes original foun and Media, the excellency of the broods at that time independent) consisted in their weight and largeness, as the fowls of pied by the C those countries were heavy and bulky, and of the nature of what our sportsmen would call shakebags or turn

removed was, pokes."- Archæolojia, vol. iii. p. 142.

only 9a. 3r. 1

been the rema

EDWARD PEACOCK,
Bottesford Manor, Brigg.

in his own pos

became Ratla 'ONCE A WEEK' (7th S. vi. 306). — Might I, Lady Maidste with all deference, suggest to Mr. WALFORD other part of “ another reason for the adoption of this name for a question, bu the periodical. Household Words, which had Rutland Place always been printed by Bradbury & Evans, was Bearcroft does closed by Dickens in May, 1859, who then started Rutland Cour his new venture of All the Year Round, which was

Library, Cha published by Chapman & Hall, and printed by Wbiting. Bradbury & Evans, perhaps rather sore

'A HISTOR on the subject

, then commenced the new periodical This has not] of Once a Week, and, somewhat by way of retaliation, Shakespeare's thought, perhaps, "Well, Dickens, you call your by a play calle new bantling All the Year Round, so also shall from the M ours be-Once a week is all the year round.”

JOAN TAYLOR,

1576-77. Six Park Lodge, Dagnall Park,

Historie of F

stated by your Rutland House (7th S. vi. 89, 233, 331).—My through the ca quotation from Bearcroft was abridged to save for Historie o space. The full paragraph runs :

in those days. “ His son Roger, Lord North, sold Charterhouse to the

May I take Duke of Norfolk for 2,5001. on the 31st day of May following (1565), except that part on the east side of the in my way tE chapel which was then the mansion-house of Lord North, and is now Rutland Court, and the houses adjoining on

books once in to Goswell Street."-P. 202.

Gidding. I h The Act of Charles I. (1628-9), confirming the but my nephe charter of James I., by which the rights of Lord who represent North are reserved, expressly mentions his house them. Any o as being. “at or near the east end of the said received. Hospital," and also names "buildings, edifices,

Jounpore, Indi courts, gardens, orchards, or grounds thereunto belonging, or therewith used or enjoyed," and

DEFENDER O

Was this title messuages, tenements, or hereditaments of the said Lord North being within or near the scite or

Henry VIII. a precinct of the said Hospital” (“Chronicles of

ancient appellat C.H.,' p. 212). It is evident, therefore, that it

the tenth volum could not bave been "part of the prior's lodgings,”

a Cistercian abbwhich were to the west of the chapel (see plan A.

nissimo Princip in the Carthusian), and also that it occupied a con

defensori, domin

a flower of rhe siderable extent of ground, probably reaching as far as what is now Goswell 'street, as seems to be viously given to implied in Bearcroft's words. The wall of Charter

a part of his pro

for instance ? house grounds formerly extended some distance from Wilderness Row down Goswell Street, if I The letters“ recollect right, below where the church now stands; coinage are part

your columns

suppose, be retained till we lapse into paganism. Byron's Influence on European Literature' shows much Truly it is subordinate ; but any

duke has multiple his own day there cannot be much doubt that Byron was

knowledge. The treatment is highly sympathetic. In titles; and though we call his lady a duchess, yet over-estimated, but of late th a pendulum of popular taste she is really a participator in her husband's minor bas swung far too much in a contrary

direction. It is no dignities.

A. Hall. uncommon thing to find persons who grudge to admit 13, Paternoster Row.

that Byron was in any true sense a poet. This silly super

stition need not be combated, but it bas been of great AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (7th S. vi. service to us to havo pointed out the enormous range of 89, 299). —

Byron's influence. We were aware that it had been very

great, but until we read Mr. Axon's paper we had no The heart has reasons reason knows not of.

idea that it had been so world wide. The paper on Mr. G. Seeley has done me the favour to supply me with The Geographical Distribution of Men of Genius' is the better text of the sentiment from Pascal, as it apo very curious. It opens out to us lines of speculation pears in Faugère's genuine text (“Pensées. Fragments which, in the present state of our knowledge, it is perhaps et Lettres, publiées pour la promière fois par P. Faugère," unwise to follow. The subject

must, however, at no re1844): "Le cour a ses raisons, que la raison ne connait mote date be taken up in an exhaustive manner. Who point : on le sait en mille choses. ED. MARSHALL. ever endeavours to face these difficult problems will find (7th S. vi. 269.)

Mr, Axon's paper most useful.
Does your fair correspondent refer to Lord Macaulay's
Ivry'?—

Turkey. By Stanley Lane-Poole, assisted by E. J. W.

Gibb and Arthur Gilman. (Fisher Unwin.)
Amidst the thickest carnage blazed the helmet of
Navarre.

H, W. The issues of the “ Story of the Nations " follow each (7th 8. vi. 369.)

other rapidly. It will now be our own fault if we have

not a vivid picture in our minds of the great powers “We are near waking when we dream that we dream." The above is by Friedrich von Hardenberg, called which have from time to time attracted the eyes of men. "Novalis." It occurs in Carlylo's 'Miscellanies,' vol. ii. Such volumes as these fulfil their object if they give p. 240 (what edition I know not, as I am quoting from clear and accurate knowledge as far as they go. A coman old note-book compiled by a correspondent of yours pendium, however brightly written, can never supply the in 1852). The rendering Carlyle gives is “We are place of original authorities, or of the more exhaustive near awaking when we dream that we dream." i histories where conflicting authorities are weighed and know from my own experience that the statement is references given.. Of its kind Turkey' is a most excelas true as a physical fact

as it is in those higher regions lent book: Political and religious prejudice have filled which have but slight and unstable relations to physical the air with dust clouds, and there are not a few of us phenomena.

ASTARTE.

wbo are determined to see everything that relates to the The author of this is Novalis, and it is to be found in has come to pass it would require a long disquisition to

Turks through the darkest possible medium. How this his ' Fragments.' See Carlyle's essay on 'Novalis.'

explain. The religious fanaticism wbich used to distort EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A. the cbaracters of Englishmen, if not dead, bas smouldered

down into ashes, but it still blazes up afresh when Islam,

or those who follow its teaching, are mentioned. The Miscellaneous.

authors of Turkey' are to be commended for not having

sought popularity by the means of the stump orator. NOTES ON BOOKS, &o.

They are judicially fair. Those who rend the pages of Stray Chapters in Literature, Folklore, and Archæology. Turkey' might imagine that the inflammatory literature

By William E. A. Axon. (Manchester, Heywood.) with which we have from time to time been deluged never MR. Axon is an industrious writer. All his papers are had any existence. When all allowances are made, and of permanent value, but they suffer from compression. every care is taken to hold the scales evenly, there are We are sorry that one who has got so much to tell, and things in the career of the Turks which strongly move tells it so well, should not have seen fit to expand some one who has inberited the Christian ideal of civilizution, of the more important papers. We could have dispensed The dark shadow that they have at times cast over the with “Blindoess and Deafness' and ' A Century of the lands they ruled is not due to the Arabian faith that they Cotton Trade 'if by that means we could have ensured assumed, but the two things have become so blended that the excellent paper on Sir Richard Phillips being twice it is not easy to sever them even in imagination-it is as long as it is. Phillips was a shrewd, sensible man, still more difficult to do so in the pages of a book. good, kind-hearted, and crotchety. There was a time We have followed the authors carefully, step by step, when he was regarded as a dangerous Radical. To us, in their blood-stained chronicle, and bave detected no who view his life in the light of modern changes, be errors and but few points on which it would be safo to seems only to have held very common-place political raise a counter issue. The narrative is at all times graphic notions. He abstained the greater part of his life from and picturesque ; occasionally it rises to real eloquence. eating animal food, which brought down on him much The account of the battle of Nicopolis is really very fine. ridicule from ignorant and stupid persons, who would We hear the crash and see the dust of the combat as we not listen to the arguments by which he defended bis read the glowing words in which the authors bave deextreme opinions. The two books by which he used to scribed it. We do not, bowever, consider the strictly be best krown were his ' Arts of Life' and 'A Million historical portion the most important part of the volume of Facts. We believe they have long been out of print, before us. The facts there given can be found elsewhere, and it is not probable that they will ever be reissued. though not in so compact and orderly a manner, but Knowledge has widened so much since his day that they nowhere else can we meet with so full and accurate an are of no interest now except as historical documents, account of Ottoman literature, and of the inner life of Notwithstanding his strange crotchets regarding gravita- the Sultans before the revolutionary hand of the modern tion and kindred subjects, they were in their day ex- reformer had swept away the old mediæval splendour. tremely useful as books of reference. The paper on The last chapter deals with the events of quito modern days. Persons who wish to have accurate knowledge on porate member of West Hythe; and to Rye the one the Eastern question should read it carefully. It will be corporate member of Tenterden. The history of this found more profitable than any number of " atrocity powerful and unique confederation, to which the conpamphlets, however adroit the process of their manufac- trol of the herring fishery and the defence of our ture may have been.

Southern seaboard were entrusted, is one of singular

interest. We are rather disposed to think that Prof. Old Glasgow, the Place and the People, from the Roman Burrows has erred in 80 completely subordinating the

Occupation to the Eighteenth century. By Andrew historical details relating to the various members of the Macgeorge. (Blackie & Son.)

confederation to the central idea of depicting "the This is the third edition of a popular history of Glasgow. infancy and early triumphs of the British Navy as To write a book of local history that shall be at once practically represented by the Cinque Ports." We hope, learned and interesting is a feat that very few are able however, that the sketch is only a forerunner of a com. to acbieve. Antiquarian plodding is one thing, the plete work on the subject, which cannot be dealt with graces of style another, and they are seldom united in exhaustively within the prescribed and narrow limits of one person. "Mr. Macgeorge has had several forerunners - Historic Towns." Four excellent maps accompany of the dully learned sort, and a berd past counting of the letter-press, the one forming the frontispiece to the scribblers who knew nothing well, and bad not even the volume showing the relative positions of the seven poor art of biding their ignorance. He is, however, the head ports and the eight corporate and twenty-four first person who bas given us the annals of Glasgow in a non-corporate members. form that it is delightful to read.

The scale on which the book is constructed bas not The Bairns' Annual. Edited by Alice Corkran. (Field permitted him to tell us so much of the Middle Age life & Tuer.) of Scotland as we should like to have heard. What is A PLEASING collection of fairy-tales and children's stories, given us is clear and accurate, entirely free from that all genuine, are illustrated by a large number of clever foolish taint of theological bitterness which runs through and original designs. many of the books produced north of tho Tweed. We have especially enjoyed the portion of the book bibliophiles, "Le Bibliothécaire Van der Boëcken de

Le Livre for November opens with a conle pour les devoted to the history of the planting and early growths Rotterdam, Histoire Vraie,' a brilliant sketch, by Octave of Christianity in Scotland. On such a subject it is now almost impossible to tell anything new, but Mr. Mac; interesting of which is a reproduction of a caricature of

Uzanne. This is illustrated by several designs, the most george has grouped his facts in a telling manner, which Charles Nodier, which originally appeared in the Pan. must needs impress the minds of his readers. His théon Charivarique. These illustrations are by M. Albert picture of serfdom, too, is clear and accurate. It is a Robida. Portrait de Bibliophile' deals with the Baron subject which yet requires investigation. The condition James de Rothschild. M. Édouard Petit supplies also of the unfree seems to have varied much in different La Vie Mondaine de Mignet,' 1830 to 1848. parts of the island. The author seems to be unaware how long it lasted in England. There is evidence of the The Universal Review, No. VII., contains a thoughtful existence of bondmen in Yorkshire late in the reign of article by Mr. Edward Garnett on 'Richard Jefferies.' James I. A large part of the volume is devoted to times This is followed by a composite paper on the subject of near our own. This is as it should be. The doings of Competitive Examinations,' the authors of which are Sir the men of the eighteenth century are as well worth John Lubbock, Mr. Walter Wren, Prof. Ray Lankester, recording, and in some ways are as picturesque as those and the Editor. A similar contribution is also sent on of knights, abbots, and reformers. The Glasgow Tobacco the Progress of Woman.' Lord was a most interesting character. We are very thankful to Mr. Macgeorge for baving preserved the memory of men who were, in their virtues and their

Potices to Correspondents. failings, the equivalents of the merchant princes of We must call special attention to the following notices : Venice, Genoa, and Amsterdam.

On all communications must be written the name and The engravings with which the book is illustrated are works of art of a high order, and there is an excellent address of the sender,

not necessarily for publication, but

as a guarantee of good faith. index.

We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. Historic Towns.-Cinque Porls. By Montagu Burrows, To secure insertion of communications correspondents

Capt. R. N. and Chichele Professor of Modern History must observe the following rule. Let each note, query,

in the University of Oxford. (Longmans & Co.) or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the Though Hastings, Sandwich, Dover, Romney, and signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to Hythe were the original Cinque Ports, Winchelsea and appear. Correspondents who repeat queries are requested Rye, officially known as the two ancient towns," were to head the second communication "Duplicate." added to the confederation soon after the Norman Con

INQUIRER (“Vaseline ").—To be obtained from any quest. To Hastings were attached the two corporate

chemist. members of Seaford and Pevensey, as well as the six non-corporate members of Bulvarbythe, Hydney, Petit CHARLES ROEDER.—Yes. Iham, Bekesbourn, Grenche, and Northeye; to Sand. CORRIGENDA.-P. 366, col. 1, 1. 3 from bottom, for wich the two corporate members of Fordwich and Deal, “1681" read 1686-7; col. 2, 1. 1, for “eighty-six " 'read and the six non-corporate members of Reculver, Sarre, seventy-nine. Stonor, Ramsgate, Walmer, and Brightlingsea, in Essex;

NOTICE. to Dover the two corporate members of Folkestone and Editorial Communications should be addressed to "The Faversham, and the seven non-corporate members of Editor of Notes and Queries'"-Advertisements and Margate, St. John's, Goresend, Birchington Wood, Business Letters to "The Publisher"-at the Office, 22, St. Peter's, Kingsdown, and Ringwould ; to Romsey the Took's Court, Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane, E.C. one corporate member of Lydd, and the four non-cor- We beg leave to state that we declino to return comporate members of Old Romney, Bromehill, Denge- munications which, for any reason, we do not print; and marsh, and Orwaldstone; to Hythe the one non-cor- to this rule wo can make no exception,

LONDON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1888. justly weighed, the weight ten stone down-weight, by

the weights (as they call them) of 'Aver-du-poyse ': the CONTENTS.-N° 153.

horses are to be bridled, sadled, and shod. After the NOTES :-Racing in the Seventeenth

century, 421- Protestant be demed to be a just judge, not only of the riders

riders are justly weighed by such a gentleman as shall and Papist, 422- Sbakspeariana, 423 – Sapientia Salomonis, 424—John Duns Scotus-Chaucer, 425 - German and English weight, but also to judge impartially who comes first to in Hebrew Letters-Scenes of Constablo's Pictures- Brasen the stoup; another gontleman must be appointed

at the Nose College-Parallels in Poetry-Charlemagne-Note on twelve-score-stoup, to judge what horse is rid out of disNotes and Queries,' 426.

tance, which is a main businesse, and a third must be deQUERIES :- Chevy-Water-Marks of Paper Makers-Moon: sired to see them start fair,

spots-Heraldry-Quotation from Cicero-Inn Signs - Wind -Arbuthnot's Residence-Corkous - Jeanne de Castille

“2. The horses must be led down from Sparton-hill to Russian Troops attacked by Wolves, 427—Heraldic-Brand- the starting place; and there must be three heats, the ings— A Curious Dance round a Curious Tree'-Place- first heat to Sparton-bill, there to rub half an hour, and names-Patrick - M8. of Sir Roger de Coverley'-First then the judge is to give them warning to get up and Published Work of Borrow-Chains of Straw-Lord Bate, start; but if in that half-hour they relieve their horses man' -Major Otho Hamilton, 428-Green-“Salve Regina" with anything but faire water, or if they ride out of disREPLIES :-Rose, Thistle, and Shamrock, 429 – Death of tance,

or the riders want weight, they must lose the cup; Clive-Relics of Plastic Art, 430 -Goose-Shelley's. Adonais only there is allowed two pound for wasting. The second -Budæns-Red Book of the Exchequer, 431–Pamphlet- heat is to end where they begun last, and two gentlemen Sword of the Black Prince - Anson's Voyages '- Posts at must be desired to see, not onely who comes first to the Cross Roads-Englefield Baronetcy.Old Song - Chartist, stoup, but at the twelve-score-stoup, who rides out of disTailed Africans --A Yorkshireman's Arms, 433-Wipple Tree tance,

and who not; and 'twere well to have a flag at the - Ealing School - Wooden Walls—"That sweet saint who ending stoup of each heat to be let down as soon as the

te by Russell's side," 434-Cortége-T. G. Wainewright- first horse is past the stoup, for the Judges easyer dig. “Whistling Oyster,” 435 - Chestnut - Indian Pale Ale - cerning who rides within distance and who not: the Pleasures of Melancholy' - Sir Jas. Strangwayes - Dual riders must be weighed every heat, the relief is to be Origin of the Stuart Family-Herrick, 436 – Sailors—"Omni-onely water, the rub but half an hour, and then the Judge bus Order"-Roodselken-Pinchbeck, 437.

is to bid them mount. NOTES ON BOOKS:-Parkinson's Yorkshire Legends and Traditions' - Milne's Readable English Dictionary

“3. There being three heats he that wins the most Baddeley's ' Account of the Church and Parish of St. Giles beats wins the Cup, so he rides withiu distance, not without Cripplegate'-'Westmorland Note-Book '-Sime's otherwise, but that horse which is foremost the last heat; * Life of Goethe'-Elze's 'William Shakespeare.'

this will make them ride for it. The stakes are ten otices to Correspondents, &c.

shillings an horse, and to be put into the hands of the

Judges who are to deliver them to the second horse. Notes.

“4. He that wins the Cup saves his own stake, the

second horse shall bave all tho rest. RACING IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.

5. It is to be considered that if any rider wbip

another rider, or his horse on the face, or pull back The following rules, drawn up by the Duke of another's bridle, he shall lose the cup. Newcastle in 1662, are copied from a broadside in “6. No bystander must ride in with the horses, to the Bodleian. The press-mark is Wood 276A 149. face, stop, or turn them over, or any other way to hinder There is no heading or title to the broadside. At them, but must ride aloof from them. If any such fault the end it is dated May 26, 1662,

by Anthony be committed, I must implore the gentry to help me in Wood, who adds, “ given to me by Hep. Hall, the the legal punishing of the offenders.

“His Excellency saith, that, seeing he makes this University printer.” Another set of rules, dated Course only for the pleasure of the gentry, he hopes they 1682, drawn up by William Blundell, of Crosby, is will take it in good part, he having no other end in it, printed in Mr. T. E. Gibson's 'Crosby Records,' except his Lordship's own contentment. But his Excel 1880, p. 267. There are also some curious anecdotes lency adds that he never yet knew any public thing that of racing in 'Memoirs of the Life of Thomas, Mar- many teachers, for if people did not find fault with every

was not found fault with, and that everywhere there be quess of Wharton' (1715, anonymous), pp. 97, thing, they would not be thought wise in anything: but

his Lordship is very confident he shall find nothing of “ Being commanded by his Excellency the La Marquis he desires to serve. And he commands

me to tell you,

this humour amongst those noble persons whom herein of Newcastle to publish the following Articles

for his new that though this be not the Law of the Medes and Per Course, I am first to inform you, that the work was begun 80 late, and is so great, viz.: the ploughing of five miles sians, yet he will alter nothing in it. Every man may put in length, and a considerable breadth, with the harrow in his horse, mare, or gelding at his pleasure, 'tis the ing of it twice over, and sowing it with hay seed to Liberty of the Subject, and so his that sets up the Course. sord [?] it, that there will be no firm riding on it before When

any man doth the like, he may make the Law what the last of July, when my Lord intends to give a cup of he pleases. In the mean time his Lordship hopes this 51., and the same he will do on the last of August and Course will please you all, since he has no other end in

it. September, then ending the Course for this year. But the next year (if God grant his Excellency life and know, that his Course

or heats continues no longer than

“His Excellency further commands me to let you health) be means to begin it on the last of April, con his Lordship's good liking. tinuing it on the last of each moneth till the last of September inclusively, six months in all, giving each moneth

" Thus I have obeyed his Excellency's Commands,

“ jo: ROLLESTON." a cup of 51. « The Articles.

“26 May, 1662. Given to me by Hen. Hall, the Uni“1. The horses are all to meet at Sparton-hill-top versity Printer, A. Woode.” between eleven and twelve, where the riders are to be

C. H. FIRTH.

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