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3rd S. III. JAN. 3, '63.]



CONTENTS.- No. 53.

NOTES:-The Registers of the Stationers' Company, 1.-
Inedited Letter of Lord and Lady Ruthven, 3-Archbishop
Laud and his Sepulchre, Ib.-Carfax, Oxford, 4-Cuckoo-
gun, Ib.

MINOR NOTES:- Tradition through few Links-Growth of
Bogs-To Colt-Latin Elegy by Praed: Greek: English, 5.
QUERIES:-Westminster Sanctuary, 5- Architectural So-
cieties-Prince Arthur-Cave House School - "Czarina,”
"Czarine"- Don Carlos-Extraordinary Christmas Ca-
rol - Sale of Davis's Books, January, 1756-Graining, In-
vention of-Hewett Family-Pictorial History: Junius-
Henry Deux Ware - King's Bench in Westminster Hall,
and Old Carved Statues-Legend of Methuselah - Wil-
liam Long, Esq.-Nicean Barks -- Order of St. John of
Jerusalem Peerage Forfeited-Processional Cross found
in Ireland-"Sellenger's Round," &c.-N. Scarlett, &c., 6.
QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: -"Stonewall" Jackson-Capt.
Richard Pierce-Sir Thomas Wyatt Jenner of Wilts,
Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire- Dr. Arne's "There
was an Old Woman"-Bryan Faussett, 1755-" Historical
Collections," &c.-Peter Bouis, 9.
REPLIES:- John Hampden, 11-Yorkshire Sufferers in
1745, 13-Refugees from the Low Countries, 14-The Hen-
nings and William of Wykeham-Revocation of the Edict of
Nantes-"History of Kilmallock"-Thomas Barlow, Bishop
of Lincoln-Old French Terms - Wildfire - St. Leger of
Trunkwell-Knight of the Carpet-Stature of a Man from
his Skeleton-Foreign Money, &c. -Wyndham and Wind-
ham - Homeric Theory - A Two-headed Man-Forthink:
Chaucer-Houghton Family of Jamaica- Lawrence Fa-
mily-George Chapman- Hazel Eyes, &c., 14..



(Continued from 3rd S. ii. p. 463.)

26 Oct. [1594]. Thomas Gosson. Joseph Hunt. Entred for their copie, under thandes of Mr. Warden Binge, a ballad intituled The coolinge of Curst Kate vja.

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[This is an entry which, in reference to Shakespeare's "Curst Kate," seems to have been passed over by those who have hitherto consulted the Stationers' Registers: its importance cannot be doubted, although it probably relates to a ballad founded on the old comedy, The Taming of a Shrew, which was first printed in the year 1594, 4to. The only copy of that impression is in the Library of the Duke of Devonshire, who purchased it by the hands of the present writer for 951. It may originally have been called "The Cooling of Curst Kate."]

John Danter. Entred for his copie, &c. a ballad entitled Jone's Ale is newe vja.

[An extremely popular ballad, and a tune to which songs, &c. were often afterwards written, when it usually bore the name of The Jovial Tinker. The words are preserved among Douce's Ballads at Oxford, where it bears the following title: Joane's Ale is New; or a new merry meddly, showing the power, strength, operation, and vertue that remaines in good Ale, which is accounted the mother-drink of England. It begins "There was a jovial Tinker," and ends with the burden, " And Joane's Ale is new, boys."]

The poore's lamentation for the price of corne, with God's justice shewed uppon a cruelle horder of corne vjd. Another of The Devill of Devonshire, and Wilkin of the West, his son vja.

Johane Butler, widow. Entred for hir copie, &c. a booke entituled A true report of the Baptisme of the Prince of Scotland .


[Afterwards known here as Prince Henry.]


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25 Oct.-John Danter. Entred for his copie, &c. a book intituled The Terror of the night, or an apparision of dreames vja.

[By Thomas Nash. The true title is, The Terrors of the Night, or a Discourse of Apparitions. It was "printed by John Danter for William Jones," 1594, 4to. It is a tract written by Nash when he was ill, and in great poverty. The most interesting passage in it relates to "Robin Goodfellowes, Elfes, Fairies, and Hobgoblins," who, the author says, had displaced the "Fawnes, Satyres, Dryades, and Hamadryades" of Greece. It is very rare.]

Johane Butler, widowe. Entred for her copie, &c. a ballad intituled The Tryumphant and princelie newe ballad, declaringe the royaltie and magnificence performed at the Baptisinge of the prince of Scotland.

Ultimo Octobris.-Thomas Myllington. Entred for his copie, &c. a ballad intituled The poore widowe of Copthall in Kent, and her seaven children, how wonderfullie the Lord fed them in their wante. vjd. [Clearly connected with the then high price of corn.]

Tho. Myllington. Entred for his copie, &c. another ballad, intituled A Triumphant newe successe, which our Englishe men had in Britanye, with the yeildinge and takinge of the towne and castell of Morlesse in Sept. 1594 vjd.

5to die Novembris.-John Danter. Entred for his copie, &c. a ballad wherein is shewed A knacke howe to knowe an honest man from a knave . vja.

[A comedy called A Knack to know a Knave was entered on 7th Jan. 1593-4, and here we see a counterpart to it entered as "a ballad." It was not in fact published until 1596, and is a very inferior production. It was, doubtless, written in consequence of the great run at the theatre, of A Knack to know a Knave, immediately after it had been brought out; but the title-page of the Knack to know an Honest Man only professes that it had been acted" several times." A Knack to know a Knave was printed in 1594, and has been reprinted by the Roxburghe Club.]

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John Danter. Entred alsoe for his copie, &c. a ballad entituled The storye of Tamburlayne the greate &c. . vjd. [Here, again, a play is termed "a ballad." It was of course Marlowe's performance, which had been first printed four years earlier. The Rev. Mr. Dyce supposes that the above was the entry of a ballad founded upon the drama, but he did not know how often in the Stat. ReSee the very gisters plays were denominated ballads.

Edward White. Entred for his copie, &c. theis preceding entry, where A Knack to know an honest Man twoo ballads insuinge, viz. : is termed "a ballad."]

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