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Nov. 12, 1809, aged 56, and his remains were Rectory. There is nothing impossible or deposited in the family vault at Chilton.' The

improbable in the story, which may be slab has the arms and crest as borne by this family, viz. (Or,) 3 helmets in chief, and a lion true ; but, on the other hand, there is no passant in base (sa.). Crest, an arm embowed evidence that it is true, and I, for one, should in armour (ppr., gamished or), the hand grasping be very sorry, on the strength of it, to contraby the blade a broken sword (ar., hilt and pommel dict the received story that Horatio Nelson or) with a branch of laurel (vert). He is buried at was, in regular course, born in his mother's Chilton, Berks, under an altar-tomb to the south of the chancel, and there is also an inscription

home. on a mural slab inside.

Y. Ti's story seems very much of the same Perhaps I may be permitted to add that, kind, except that it professes to be drawn, being engaged on a Knapp family history, I shall in a succession of hearsays after long interbe glad to hear from any one interested in the vals, from people who could not possibly family or any individual of the name.

0. G. know anything about it. The story may be Knapp, Hillside, Maidenhead.”


true ; I do not say it is not; but I do

refuse to receive it without satisfactory There is little to be said about this gentle-Y. T. heard it from Mrs. Girdlestone, who

evidence. This, at present, stands thus : He was a banker in Abingdon. In 1807 he ousted Sir Theophilus Metcalfe heard it from her sister, who heard it from from the Parliamentary representation of Aunt Susie, who seems, as far as Y. T.'s the burgh, thus breaking a tie which had story allows of identification, to have been lasted from 1790. He did not long enjoy either Aunt Ann (Bolton), born in 1781, orhis succoss. In 1809 he died, and was

and perhaps

more probably-Grandmamma succeeded by Sir George Bowyer.

(Susannah) Bolton, born in 1755, and thereW. S. S.

fore three years old at the time. The story

is interesting, but it rests on no satisfactory Another George Knapp was born 5 Feb


J. K. LAUGHTON. ruary, 1772, at Haberdashers’ Hall, London, and baptized the next day at St. Michael's,

SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BIOGRAPHY (11 S. Wood Street. He died at Warlingham, i. 349:--There is reason to fear that no Surrey, 28 February, 1809, and was buried small history of English literature, dealing in that churchyard. This George Knapp with such minor writers as those named in was seventh child and fourth son of Jerome the query, can now be procured. The best Knapp, citizen and Haberdasher of London, means of obtaining information about them and of Chilton, Berkshire (Gentleman's will probably be to consult some old bioMagazine, May, 1754, and June, 1792). graphical dictionary of convenient size.

Several other members of the Knapp Such a work is Dr. John Watkins's
family are mentioned in the 'Miscellaneous versal Biographical Dictionary,' published in
Writings of S. Grimaldi, F.S.A., 1881, 1800. In the third edition of 1807 sketches
Part III.


D. J. of all the persons named in the query

are given. The dictionary has the further THE WOE WATERS OF LANGTON (11 S. i. advantage of referring its readers to the 468).—Possibly that part of the Swale sources whence its information was derived. river which flowed in 1822) past the fow Nichols's Literary Anecdotes · in 9 vols., houses constituting the parish of Langton- and Illustrations of Literary History in upon-Swale was so called because they were 8 vols., provide a mine of information, situated so near the brink of the river that and supply (in the words of Lord John they were frequently in danger of being Russell) the best-furnished warehouse for swept away (see Langdale's "lopog. Dict. all that relates to the literary history of of Yorks?). J. HOLDEN MACMICHAEL. the period.”

W. SCOTT. NELSON'S BIRTHPLACE (11 S. i. 483).- ELEPHANT AND CASTLE IN HERALDRY Some years since I was told, on what seemed (11 S. i. 508).— Few early examples of the respectable authority, but which I have elephant omit the castle. The elephant and no permission to name, that the traditional castle are seen in the arms of Dumbarton story in the parish of Burnham Thorpe was and the crest of Corbet, and form the sign of that on Michaelmas Day, 1758, the rector's a well-known tavern in South London. The wife was visiting her poor, when she was un elephant, a symbol of priestly chastity, is expectedly taken with the labour pains, and noticed in the Physiologus' and the that the child was actually born in a very ancient Bestiaries. The elephant and howhumble cottage at some distance from the dah figure in the first book of Maccabees,




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chap. vi. ; and howdahs occur on misericords where the predicates are contrasted, but the in Beverley Minster (also on a stall), Beverley contrast between present and future (for St. Mary's, Gloucester Cathedral, on can make them 22

is equivalent to a misericord formerly in St. Katherine's by the future) of the same verb is no mere colourless Tower, St. George's Chapel, Windsor and repetition, and can be plentifully illustrated. Manchester Cathedral. A. R. BAYLEY. To take one poet only :

Hæc seges ingratos tulit et feret omnibus annis. The elephant and castle occur in the carv

Hor. 'Epist.' I. vii. 21. ing of the ancient stalls of the chapel of the

Sed improvisa leti Royal Hospital of St. Katherine, removed

Vis rapuit rapietque gentes. from St. Katherine by the Tower to Regent's

Odes,' II. xiii. 19-20. Park in 1825. St. Katherine's by the Tower

EDWARD BENSLY. was founded in 1148 by Matilda, wife of King Stephen; augmented in 1273 by GENERAL WOLFE'S DEATH (10 S. xii. 308, Eleanor, widow of Henry III.; and re- 357).—At the latter reference is a statement founded by Edward III. Whether or not that a private soldier à caught Wolfe as any date be assignable to the stalls and he fell. Does any one know the name of their carving I cannot say ; but if a date this “private soldier ??? I find, in a Life of can be assigned, the elephant and castle Thomas Campbell by his son, Alexander charge could no doubt be identified with Campbell, both of them ministers of the one of the above queens, or with one of the Gospel, a statement that Archibald Campbell distinguished persons buried in the chapel. (1719-1807), father of Thomas aforesaid, I think there are drawings of the carving in was the man (“private soldier ") who the Archer Collection (Print Dept. B. Mus.). caught Wolfe as he fell. The Rev. T. J. HOLDEN MACMICHAEL.

Campbell was born in county Down, Ireland,

1 February, 1763, and died in Bethany, ABRAHAM FARLEY (11 S. i. 468).—May not West Virginia, 4 January, 1854. The Rev. the Abraham Farley admitted to West-Alexander Campbell was born in Ballymena, minster School in 1720 have been the Abra, county Antrim, 12 September, 1788, and died ham Farley, F.R.S., to whom was entrusted at Bethany aforesaid 4 March, 1866, being the publication of the 'Domesday Book ?

founder of the college there. The Campabout 1773 ? He is described by Timperley bells, father and son, men of the

a gentleman of great record learning.. who had access to the ancient manuscripts the son in particular being a great leader in

highest standing in America in their day, for upwards of forty years. His transcrip- the religious movement known as Disciples tion of the Domesday Book was com- of Christ, beginning in 1809, and now pleted in 1783, in 2 vols. folio, with types numbering far more than one million comprepared from designs by Farley and cut

municants. Alexander Campbell was by Jackson.

W. S. S.

one occasion asked to address the U.S. MAKE MAR 13

House of Representatives, and did so in GOLDSMITH

the old House. (11 S. i. 467).-If the context of Goldsmith's

RICHARD WARREN BARKLEY. couplet is examined, it will, I think, be seen

New York City. that the substitution of “mar for make would spoil the author's meaning :

'MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE FRENCH ': III fares the land, to bast'ning ills a prey, B. ROTCH (11 S. i. 468).—Benjamin Rotch, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay; Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade;

the alleged author of 'Manners and Customs A breath can make them, as a breath has made :

of the French, was a barrister-at-law. He But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, married in 1828 Isabella Anne, eldest When once destroyd, can never be supply'd. daughter of William Archer Judd, Esq.,

•The Deserted Village,' 11. 51-6. of Stamford, Lincolnshire. In 1832 he Surely the sense of the last four lines is that was chosen M.P. for Knaresborough. His it is of no importance whether princely election was petitioned against on the and noble houses flourish or die out, because ground of his being an alien, but the petition nobility can be created in the future as it has does not appear to have been proceeded been created in the past, but when a with. The following year he was made peasantry has become extinct its place can chairman of the bench of Middlesex magisnever be supplied.

trates. He did not contest Knaresborough DR. KRUEGER quotes lines (e.g., A in 1835. A magistrate and deputy-lieubreath revives him, or a breath o'erthrows 22) tenant for Middlesex, he was for several










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years chairman of the Quarter Sessions. ST. AUSTIN'S GATE (11 S. i. 408, 451). His residence was at Lowlands, Harrow. Sufficient data are provided in MR. HARHe died in 1854.

BEN'S reply to prove the identity of this I have no note of Rotch being the author place-name. John Bartlett's other imprints of 'Manners and Customs of the French,' still further assist. Even if the following but his career and evident ability together do not refer to a single site, they are useful with Mr. Sotheran's statement as to author. for our purpose :ship, seem on the whole to justify the “Gilt Cup, near St. Austine's Gate.” 1641. attribution of the book to him.

“ In St. Faith's Parish.” 1643-4. W. SCOTT.

“In the new buildings on the south side of Paul's, Stirling.

neer St. Austine's Gate, at the sign of the Gilt

Cup.” 1655. “ GOD SAVE THE PEOPLE ! (11 S. i.

Vide H. R. Plomer's ‘Dictionary of Book328, 392.)-In his letter of 2 January, 1776, sellers and Printers,' &c., p. 15. quoted by MR. ROBBINS, Sir Grey Cooper

ALECK ABRAHAMS. was mistaken in saying that the above

6 GOOGLIE”: CRICKET SLANG (10 S. words ended a Massachusetts 'proclamation for a fast,

xii. 110, 194, 274).—This word exactly exas the proclamation in question was not for a fast, but for a thanks- presses the nature of the bowling if, as seems

most probable, it is the Scandinavian gögle giving It was issued 4 November, 1775, and "A Proclamation for a Public Thanks. (pronounced almost like "googly ?), which giving' was printed in The Boston Gazette word was introduced into cricket by some

means to trick or humbug. Possibly this of 13 November. On 12 June, 1775, the Continental Congress issued a proclamation

one of the many Englishmen who go to for a fast day on 20 July. This was signed Norway to fish. It would be interesting to

know if this is the case. "By order of Congress, John Hancock,

GEORGE RANKING. President." In his Fast and Thanks.

Park Town Oxford. giving Days of New England,' 1895, Dr. W. Do L. Love says :

RUMBELOW (11 S. i. 224, 276, 475).—I “The thanksgivings in the autumn [of 1775) came across two men bearing this surname were not omitted even in this dark and distressing in the Army, belonging to different corps, and time, but the Continental Congress left the in widely separated places. At the present appointments to the several colonies. That of time the composing-room of a London paper Massachusetts was signed by the members of the counoil, as were several thereafter, and ended with has a deputy-foreman of this name. the words, 'God save the People.'...... There came a

CHARLES S. BURDON. time, however, when Thomas Hutchison (Governor of Massachusetts), got through making proclamations in Boston, and then the broadside was suddenly, put into very demooratic homespun.

Notes on Books, &c. The earliest of this group was issued by the Provincial Congress (of Massachusetts) for the thanks. Political Satire in English Poetry. By c. w. giving, December 15, 1774, and was signed by John

Previté-Orton. (Cambridge University Press.) Hancock, President?'. .... What seemed to exercise This book of 240 pages represents the essay which the authors most was the proper substitute for the won the Members' Prize at Cambridge in 1908. legend 'God save the King. Before independence As is the way of prize essays, it is not distinguished was declared, they wrote God save the People.' either for originality or brilliance, but it is a The proclamation which was issued upon that sound and careful summary of the subject, which memorable day, July, 4, 1776, had 'God save should be of use to students. America.' The next had “God save the United Beginning with the Middle Ages, the author States of America,' which was usual thereafter, comes down to Swinburne, Mr. Kipling, Mr. though we note also God save the people, "God Blunt, Mr. Watson, and Mr. Owen Seaman, whose save the People of the United States,' and 'God characteristics are fairly hit off in brief summaries. save the American States.'”—Pp. 340, 439–40. Some of the works mentioned, however, can ALBERT MATTHEWS.

hardly be regarded as political at all. That the Boston, U.S.

survey is not perfect appears from the neglect of Bulwer Lytton's 'St. Stephen's,' an effective

piece of 1860 which has left some famous phrases GRIERSON, GRERESON, OR GREIR FAMILY with us, and was a continuation of that New 11 S. i. 428, 496).-W. S. S. is wrong in his Timon which raised Tennyson's ire. Lytton inference at the latter reference that Thomas wielded Pope's metre with considerable force, Greer died about 1885. He died at the age and an older generation than that to which Mr.

Previté-Orton belongs did not disdain to recall his of 68 on 20 September, 1905.

descriptions of famous men from John Hampden ALFRED B, BEAVEN. to O'Connell. In later days we have had Leamington.

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couplet, though there is plenty of material for in charmingly imperfect English, 'Some Thoughts gatire. The superabundance of jeremiads in on Old Japanese Art, and we hope he will give us prose, or worse than prose, on politics would some day the book he meditates on the subject. certainly be relieved by an occasional comment Meanwhile his stories of Oriental artists of old days in verse. In earlier days Mr. Kipling's onslaught are fascinating. In The Wits' Mr. Norman on Irish moonlighters was fierce enough, but at Pearson has a good subject. Dealing with the present he seems to prefer to support the Empire illuminati," at once fashionable and literary, of by rather obscure parables.

the latter part of the eighteenth century, he takes

celebrated examples, such To The Cornhill for July Mrs. Margaret L. Dodington, and Horace Walpole. We do not

as Selwyn, Woods contributes the third of her Pastels think Selwyn is so poor a jester as he makes out, under the Southern Cross,' which is a vivid view and remark that a student of the period will find of South Africa and the half-seen impressions left many of the jests quoted stale. The Latin quip by by a railway journey. Incidentally she calls Burke has been familiar for many years in Bosa Rhodesian express the “ most comfortable well's 'Johnson.' Mr. Pearson's dicta do not express in the world.” Mr. W. E. Hudson tells in exactly impress us as those of a real master of the Cardinal 'the story of the first and last caged bird period. Mrs. Shorter has an agreeable little poem he possessed. It is a poignant little sketch done In the Carlyle House, Chelsea.' Of the other in his usual excellent style. Dr. W. H. D. articles the pleasantest is entitled 'Paris : King Rouse in 'Humanistic Education not without Edward VII. and Henri Quatre,' by Mr. John F. Latin' replies to a paper by Mr. A. c. Benson, Macdonald, who shows clearly the affectionate way and refers to the success which has attended his in which the late King was regarded in that city. methods of teaching at the Perse School. Dr. To the people of Paris he was worthy to be comRouse's results are, we believe, remarkable, and pared with that great figure of tradition who deserve to be widely known. In ' 'Neath Bluer was Queen Elizabeth's contemporary on the Skies' the Dean of Perth, Western Australia, French throne. writes of the past and present of the colony in homely and effective style. Mr. C. Bolmes IN The Nineteenth Century the editor's name Cautley's collections, gathered from Old Folk now appears as W. Wray Skilbeck. Monsignor who knew the Brontës do not amount to much, Moyes opens with an article on

• The Royal but give us a suggestive glimpse here and there. Declaration' in which he explains the position of The short stories in The Cornhill are generally the Roman Catholics. There are two or three good reading, and At Wessel's Farm,' by Mrs. Ali-political articles, but the number, as a whole, husen, is a striking little picture of the Boer War. takes a wider range of subject than some of its Mr. John Barnett in ' Benbow and his Last Fight' predecessors, which we regard as an improvement. shows up well the vigour of an old sea-dog. A Prince Kropotkin has an important article on well-varied number is completed by the beginning • The Direct Action of Environment on Plants,' in of a story by Mr. Eden Phillpotts, The Flint which; fortified by the recent experiments of Heart.' Mr. Phillpotts has the courage to begin on botanists, he is inclined to believe. Some of these Dartmoor the New Stone Age.

experiments are very striking in their results, and

should go some way to establish a tendency which AMONG several political articles in The Fort- has been largely denied on the ground of 'precon. nightly we content ourselves with mentioning Mr. ceived theory. Such, at least, is the present writer's Garvin's Imperial and Foreign Affairs : & Re- view. Mr. R. B. Townshend deals in an interestview of Events, for this writer has a force which is ing way with Shooting from the Saddle,' in the uncommon to-day, and, whatever may be thought Boer war especially, and gives some reminiscences of his opinions, always puts his case well. We of things he saw done in his earlier days of learn that Mr. Roosevelt has taken up his journalranching. Towards Educational Peace, by istic work on the American Outlook, and will not Mr. D. Č. Lathbury, exhibits the well-known preopen his mouth on politics for two months. This possessions of the writer. Mr. Edward McCurdy is a relief for which some people will be glad., A in ‘Leonardo da Vinci and the Science of Flight" valuable and singularly outspoken article is that shows once again his knowledge of all that con. on The Reading Public' by“ An Ex-Librarian."

the great artist. Two articles on the It expresses the thoughts of a good many people, registration of nurses and the Colonial supply of we feel sure, who merely grumble at a state of them follow. Mr. E. D. Rendall has a wellaffairs they feel powerless to alter. Publishers, written Plea for the Introduction of Music booksellers, and libraries alike are accused of among the Upper Classes. The democracy are commercialism and ignorance. The various better served in this way, he points out, than sections which make up the reading public schools' of a more expensive kind, where music is are analyzed, and the sort of books they want. an off-subject, apt to give way to other studies or Librarians, timorous and distrustful of critical games. In 'Quare Things' Maude Godley supplies riews, are said to have made an egregious mis- a glimpse of Irish Banshees and the like. The take over Mr. Galsworthy's book, À Man of article pleases us, but is too short to be satisProperty.' Though the writer's views and state- factory. Sir W.F. Miéville has gathered much of ments seem to us somewhat exaggerated, there is interest in his Side-lights on the Story of the everything to be said for the general truth and Suez Canal,' the success of which was, it appears, soundness of his conclusions, and we thank him promoted by two or three odd causes-one, the beartily for speaking out. Experts are wanted ability of Lesseps as horseman ; another, the in this, as in other lines, to give their views : early help he gave to a distant cousin who rose people with taste and knowledge behind them to be the Empress Eugénie. The circumstances not the soi-disant critics for whom the call of of the sale of the Khedive's shares to this country commerce is the chief standard, and who pose as are pretty well known, but the story is dramatic, authorities. Mr. Yoshio Markino contributes, and distinctly well told here.




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specimen of Henry VIII. binding, Erasmus's Mr. Francis Edwards reminds us by the date

Enchiridion,' 1524, 341. There is much of on his Catalogue 304, as we read it by our fireside, interest under Charles I., Cromwell, and the that it is Midsummer. It contains books in all Civil War, including many valuable collections of classes of literature - Biblical archæology, biblio- pamphlets.. Under Cowley is the first collected graphy, books about books, Court memoirs, and edition, folio, fine copy in the original calf, 1856, folk-lore. Trials include those of Thistlewood, 101. 108. Under Cowper are an uncut copy of Eugene Aram, Sacheverell, Sir Francis

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Notices to Correspondents. action between the Endymion and the President on the 15th of January, 1816, 141. There are We must call special attention to the following four lithographs from paintings by Schetky of the notices :action between the Shannon and the Chesapeake on the 1st of June, 1813, 121..

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