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MR. PIERPOINT (ante, p. 50), referring to ment formerly placed there. Led by this hint statues in the Royal Exchange destroyed by they opened the ground not far from the wall, the fire in 1838, says :

and not much more than a foot from the surface

Apparently the only they found a leaden envelope, which they opened statue which escaped was that of Sir Thomas in two places, on the face and breast, and found it Gresham. It had also escaped in the Great to contain a human body wrapped in cerecloth.

Upon removing what covered the face, they The statue of Charles II. that stood in the discovered the features, and particularly the eyes, centre of the open area of the old Exchange and with the smell, which came principally from

in perfect preservation. Alarmed at this sight was saved, and stands in the south-east the cerecloth, they ordered the ground to be angle of the ambulatory of the present build thrown in immediately, without judiciously ing. It is said to be the only stone portrait closing up the cerecloth and lead which covered figure carving of Grinling Gibbons. It the face only observing enough of the inscription

to convince them that it was the body of Queen represents the merry monarch in Roman Katherine. costume. It has recently been cleansed by

“ In May, 1784, some persons, having curiosity the Gresham committee.

again to open the grave, found that the air, rain, CHAS. H. HOPWOOD. and dirt having come to the face, it was entirely

destroyed, and nothing left but the bones. It Circa 1870, a relative of mine who was further search made.

then immediately covered

up, and shown the statue at Hackwood was asked

“ Oct. 14, 1786, I went to Sudeley in company to point out any defect or imperfection in it. with the Hon. John Summers Cocks, and Mr. One of the stirrups was then seen to be John Stripp of Ledbury, having previously missing, and it was stated that when the obtained leave of Lord Rivers, the owner of the artist discovered this (his) omission, he com- Castle, to examine the chapel. Upon opening mitted suicide. But the fact that the statue the face totally decayed, the bones only remain

the ground and heaving up the lead, we found is of lead seems to make this a most im- ing; the teeth, which were sound, had fallen

V, D. P. out of their sockets. The body, I believe, is

perfect, as it has never been opened ; we thought QUEEN KATHERINE PABR (11 S. i. 508).— it. indecent to uncover it; but observing the

left hand to lie at a small distance from the body, The following inscription and a print are found in vol. ix. p. 1 of the Archeologia of and nails perfect, but of a brownish colour: the

we took off the cerecloth, and found the hand the Society of Antiquaries, and illustrate cerecloth consisted of many folds of coarse linen, Dr. Treadway Nash's Observations on the dipped in wax, tar, and perhaps some gum, &c. : Time of the Death and Place of Burial of over this was wrapt a sheet of lead, fitted exactly

close to the body.' Queen Katherine Parr? :

On the part of the lead that covered the
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breast was the inscription.

W. C.
Katheryne Wife to Kyng
Henvy the VIII and

Perhaps the most detailed account of the wife of Thomas

the close of Queen Katherine Parr's life will Lord of Sudely high

be found in the Rev. James Anderson's Admy....of Englond And ynkle to kyng

' Ladies of the Reformation, vol. i. The Edward the VI.

book was published about fifty-five years ago, ..I...y..M CCCCC

and enjoyed for a time considerable popu. XL VIII

larity. As author Queen Katherine Dr. Nash remarks :

Parr acquired no small reputation in her 'A MS. in the Heralds' College, intitled A day; a full list of her writings is given in Book of Buryalls of trewe noble Persons, N. 15; Walpole’s ‘Royal and Noble Authors, vol. i. pp. 98, 99, contains a Breviate of the Interment of the Lady Katheryn Parr, Quene Dowager, &c.,

The fate of her daughter by Lord Seymour and goes on : * Item on Wedysdaye the 5 Sep- of Sudeley is involved in some obscurity. tembre, between 2 and 3. of the clocke in the Trustworthy historians agree

in representing morning, died the aforesaid Ladye, late Queene her as dying in infancy, or, at least, while Dowager, at the Castle of Sudley in Gloucester- still of tender years, thus following the shire, 1548, and lyeth buried in the chappell of the said Castle. Item she was ceared and chested authority of Strype rather than that of Miss in lead accordingly, and so remained,' &c.

Strickland.

W. SCOTT. " This account, being published in Rudder's New History of Gloucestershire,' raised the DUCHESS OF PALATA" (11 S. ii. 29).—The curiosity of some be at the Castle in May, '1782, to examine the title Duke of Palata was conferred in 1793 ruined chapel, and observing a large block of on the noble Spanish family bearing the name alabaster fixed in the north wall of the chapel, Azlor, together with the signories of Tavenna they imagined it might be the back of a monu- and Santa Giusta.

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Dr. Greg's recension of the play is so thorough

and searching that it cannot be disregarded by any Notes on Books, &c.

future editor. We congratulate him on a piece

of work which must have cost him a large amount Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, 1802. of time and labour. The modern and expert Edited by W. W. Greg, Litt.D. (Oxford,

bibliographer “ de minimis curat” with the best Clarendon Press.)

results. THIS is a recent edition to that “Tudor and The Little Guides.Staffordshire. By Charles Stuart Library ” which is one of the most attract- Masefield. With 32 Illustrations, 2 Plans, and ive, both in contents and appearance, of the many 2 Maps.—The Channel Islands. By E. E. Bickseries with which the Oxford Press tempts the nell. With 32 Illustrations and 5 Maps. scholar.

(Methuen & Co.) Dr. Greg is responsible for a Bibliographical WISE reviewers always keep their copies of " The and Critical Introduction, Appendixes, and Little Guides," if they can, for this series is at notes. These are concerned, not with aesthetic once thorough, sound in information, and pracconsiderations (such as the comparison of Falstaff's tical. The alphabetical arrangement gives character here and elsewhere), but with the per- ready means of access to the detail desired, when plexing texts of the play. We have two main the facts will be found set out distinctly, and authorities—the Quarto of 1602, and the Folio without the parade of verbiage which disfigures of 1623. Here Dr. Greg reprints the Quarto, and most guide-books. compares both generally and in detail the readings

The present reviewer has used many volumes of given by each. He discusses the views of the the series with advantage, and always asks for Late H. C. Hart and Mr. P. A. Daniel, and puts them when he does not possess them. Details forward his own with great ability. He considers which concern the historian or archæologist that we have to bear in mind (1) garbling by a as opposed to the ordinary tourist are not lacking, reporter of the play as performed on the stage ; and there are signs everywhere of that personal (2) cutting, and possibly rewriting, for acting knowledge which is essential for real help to the purposes, by a stage adapter ; (3) working over traveller.

The maps are thoroughly useful. A by an authorized reviser of the original text few trifles in names need amending. (underlying the Quarto), and the production of a Both writers very sensibly ask for corrections, new version (substantially that of the Folio text). and in the case of the Channel Islands it would

As for the reporter, Dr. Greg shows that his not be a bad scheme, we think, to put the little task was not so difficult as might be imagined book on the boats which ply backwards and forby his own experience of reporting and writing a wards from England, and ask for criticism from tolerable text of a play of Mr. Shaw's. This passengers. reporter who was responsible for the Quarto text was, Dr. Greg suggests, the actor who played the part Mine Host, for the peeches of that

Notices to Correspondents. part" are reported with very unusual accuracy. The notes after the text show a laudable reluctance to consent to conjectures, however specious,

We must call special attention to the following where the Quarto and Folio readings agree.

notices: When Slender says (1. 110 of the Quarto) of On all communications must be written the name

a Fencer that "he hot my shin,” he is using and address of the sender, not necessarily for puba past tense of “hit " which we have often heard | lication, but as a guarantee of good faith. in Shakespeare's country.

EDITORIAL communications should be addressed There are notes on two well-known difficulties, to “The Editor of 'Notes and Queries '”—Adver. gongarian and

garmombles,” neither of tisements and Business Letters to “ The Pubwhich, we note, appears in the ‘N.E.D.' As for lishers"-at the Office, Bream's Buildings, Chancery the former, until Steevens's quotation from “one Lane, E.C. of the old bombast plays which he forgot to

To secure insertion of communications corre. note has been discovered, comment, as Dr. spondents must observe the following rules. Let Greg sensibly remarks, is useless. As for the other each note, query, or reply be written on u separatę odd word, Dr. Greg regards the passage in which slip of paper, with the signature of the writer and it occurs 'as unoriginal, and a substitution for a such address as he wishes to appear. When answer. more elaborate scene, which had to be cut out. ing queries, or making notes with regard

to previous So if garmombles"

is not a wild blunder, entries in the paper, contributors are requested to it does not belong to the original text, but is sly allusion to the censored episode 'introduced put in parentheses, immediately after the exact by the actor (an Elizabethan Pelissier) for the heading the series, volume, and page or pages to benefit of an audience familiar with current which they refer. Correspondents who repeat dramatic scandal." This must certainly be the queries are requested to head the second com.

munication “ Duplicate." first appearance of the leader of “The Follies in serious criticism.

CAPT. BEAUMONT (“Queen Henrietta Maria's Neither the Folio nor the Quarto gives such Second Marriage").—The 'D.N.B.,' at the end of an ending to the play in the last act as we might the account of Henry Jermyn, Earl of St. Albans, expect from Shakespeare. That is the view of says: “The scandal-mongers of his own day affirmed Dr. Greg, and of other critics ; or, if the work is that he was secretly married to Henrietta Maria Shakespeare's, it “ has almost disappeared under during the exile, but no proof of the story has yet a twofold revision by a greatly inferior play- come to light.”. References are given to Pepys, wright.”

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