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edition examined by Mr. Livingston-a line aloft, and cheering his followers to the in old ink had been drawn through the charge as at the battle of the Boyne. Mr. r

earch in 1. 8, and through the Hems kindly informs me : ” in “peasants ?? in l. 302. It is curious

“Great pains were taken to have the apparel that in the Barker copy in my possession worn by. the rider historically correct. To both these words are printed correctly. attain this end the more successfully, the actual

Every one knows the oval engraving on the equipment in which William was dressed (now title-page of the first quarto of: The Deserted in the possession of the Baroness, von Staiglitz)

was loaned to me for that purpose.' Village, “ Isaac Taylor del. & sculp.," which

It was unveiled by Col. Sanderson, M.P., on represents the old watercress woman, the

18 November, 1889, in the presence of a consad historian of the pensive plain," telling her sorrowful story to the pilgrim leaning on

course of more than 20,000 people. his staff. In the little Barker edition a copy

Bristol.-In the centre of Queen Square of this engraving appears on the title-page, is generally stated to be constructed of

is an equestrian statue of William III. It “Mutlow & Woodman, sculpt 2: ; it is by no means badly engraved, but the fact of it copper, but I am informed that it is more being reversed shows that it is a copy.

probably composed of lead. The sculptor Mr. Livingston observes that it is was Rysbrack, who received 1,8001. for the generally considered, in comparing similar work. In 1833 a writer stated that “per

. editions of any book, that the edition with haps as a work of art [it] is not surpassed by the errors antedates the corrected edition." anything of a similar nature.” Barker's edition contains the errors of the

Petersfield, Hants.—Here is a lead equessupposed first octavo, but the presence of the trian statue of William III. It was the gift copied engraving on the title-page shows of William Jolliffe, Esq., and stands on a that it must have been issued later than the lofty pedestal near the church. I am infirst quarto. It seems clear, therefore, that formed by a correspondent that it is much the fact of the supposed first octavo warped by the sun. containing these errors does not conclusively

Paignton, Devon.—About three miles from establish its priority over the first quarto.

Paignton, on the road to Totnes, stands an All these octavos may have been pirated, old house known as the Parliament House. though as Griffin's name appears on three of Here William III. held his first Parliament them it must have called for some audacity after landing at Brixham, 5 November, 1688. to forge the imprint of the genuine publisher The incident is commemorated on a stone upon their title-pages. It would seem more erected in the garden. likely that cheap reprints of popular poems

Minehead, Somerset.-A white marble were circulated as chapbooks in country statue of Queen Anne was presented to the towns and villages. This would account town in 1719 by Sir Jacob Bankes, or Bancks, for the extreme rarity of these little who represented Minehead in Parliament pamphlets, and perhaps for the careless for sixteen years. Its first site was on or manner in which they were printed.

The near the pier, but to save it from the action reading of these poems to his rustic audience of the weather it was eventually removed to was perhaps one of the most grateful duties of the church. It was re-erected in Wellington the village schoolmaster in the long evenings Square by public subscription in 1893, being that brought the peasant sweet oblivion of placed within a domed structure upon a his daily care. W. F. PRIDEAUX. pedestal of red granite.

Barnstaple, Devon.-In the Strand, oppoa,

site the bottom of Cross Street, is the STATUES AND MEMORIALS IN THE Exchange, built in the reign of Queen Anne. BRITISH ISLES.

Her Majesty's full-length statue graces the (See 10 S. xi. 441 ; xii. 51, 114, 181, 401; centre of the parapet. The piazza is known 11 S. i. 282.)

as Queen Anne's walk.

Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey.-Over the ROYAL PERSONAGES (continued). main entrance to the Town Hall, built in Belfast.-A colossal equestrian statue 1840, is placed a leaden statue of Queen of William III. surmounts the Orange Anne, which occupied a niche in the previous Hall, Clifton Street. It was erected at the structure. cost of the Orangemen of Ulster in 1889. Basingstoke, Hants.-Near this town is It is the work of Mr. Harry Hems of Exeter, Hackwood, the seat of the Duke of Bolton.. and represents William mounted on his cele. The house was built by Inigo Jones in 1688. brated white charger, waving his sword In front of it stands an equestrian statue of

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George I. presented by that monarch to the of George IV. from a design by Sir Richard then Duke of Bolton. See LORD CURZON'S Westmacott, being completed and placed query, ante, p. 7, and also post, p. 51. in position in 1832. The statue is raised

St. Helier, Jersey.-Royal Square was upon a pedestal consisting of a mass of originally named the Market Place, and here rough stones intended to represent a rock. formerly stood the old market cross. The The total elevation is over 50 feet, the statue same site now contains a gilded statue of itself being 26 feet in height. At the time George II. erected by public subscription. It of its erection a writer said :was unveiled 9 July, 1751, and represents the “The likeness to the face of George III. is King in Roman costume.

very admirable ; but those who recollect that Bath.—When William, Prince of Orange, monarch in his plain blue coat or his military

jack-boots will have difficulty to recognize him came to England in 1734 to espouse the in his Roman costume.” Princess Royal (Anne), daughter of George Weymouth, Dorset. It was right and II., he visited Bath, and experienced great fitting that the people of Weymouth should benefit from drinking the waters.

erect & statue to their tutelary monarch memory of this visit Beau Nash caused a George III., whose frequent visits added so pillar to be erected in the Orange Grove. On much to their prosperity. This

was placed the following inscription, though "somewhat unsightly it

imposing,

? work of composed by Nash :

art stands on the Esplanade at the junction In Memoriam of St. Mary and St. Thomas Streets.

It was
Sanitatis

erected in 1809 by
Principi Auriaco
Aquarum Thermalium potu,

The Grateful Inhabitants
Favente Deo,

to George the Third
Ovante Britannia,

on his entering the 50th yea: Feliciter Restitutæ,

of his reign. MDCCXXXIV.

Liverpool.-An equestrian statue of George The Guide to all the Watering and Sea- III. is erected on the London Road. It was Bathing Places? (1806) describes it as a designed by Westmacott in imitation of that small obelisk, which a Bath waggon might of Marcus Aurelius at Rome. It was placed carry to London at once, without being over- in position in 1809, being originally intended loaded.'

for a site in Great George Square. Its total Bath.-In the centre of Queen's Square height is 30 feet. stands a tall obelisk 70 feet high, shaped

Liverpool.—On the west wall of the south and pointed like a bookbinder's needle." shed, No. 1 Branch of the Alexandra Dock,

erected by Nash in memory of is a granite tablet containing a representa-Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales, son of tion of the Arms of Great Britain and the George II., and his consort Augusta, Crest of the Prince of Wales. It is thus. youngest daughter of Frederick II.,, Duke inscribed :of Saxe-Coburg. It contains the following

" These arms of Great Britain in the reign of inscription, written by Pope :

George III. were removed from an old building In memory

on the Dock Estate, and re-erected here, as a of honours conferred,

memorial of the auspicious visit of their Royal and in gratitude

Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales,for benefits bestowed

on the occasion of the opening of these Docks, on this city

September 8, 1881.” by his Royal Hignness

Bristol.—There was apparently at oneFrederick, Prince of Wales,

time a statue of George III. here. A writer and his

circa 1833 states :
Royal Consort,
in the year MDCCXXXVII,

"A stone statue of George III. was erected This Obelisk is erected

in Portland Square ; but during the French war: by Richard Nash, Esq.

party feeling ran so high that the head of the

statue was knocked off one night, and the. Hagley, Worcestershire.-In Hagley Park pedestal now alone remains." is a tall column surmounted by a statue of

JOHN T. PAGE. Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales. It was erected in 1737 by George, Lord Lyttelton, In The Lady's Magazine, 1901, there is an. who was at that time the Prince's secretary. article by Milton Brooke on Statues to

Windsor.-On the summit of Snow Hill, Women. at the end of the Long Walk in the Great A memorial to Sir John Moore, killed Park, is a colossal bronze equestrian statue at Corunna, was unveiled on 19 November of George III. It was erected by command last at Sandgate. R. J. FYNMORE.

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'Humfrey Hawley & Wynifride Streethey or HALLEY AND PYKE FAMILIES. Stretye. Both are defendants as to tenements

and lands at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Dccupant (See 10 S. ix. 166; xi. 407.)

of the premises was William Walker, and the

lessee was Robert Wells. Uttoxeter is on the MR. R. J. BEEVOR, of Reymerston, Manor border of Derbyshire.” Road, St. Albans, has kindly supplied Here, no doubt, we have a clue to the abstracts of five Halley wills recorded earlier ancestry of the famous astronomer. at Lichfield. Brief extracts are given The latter's paternal grandfather below :

Humphrey Halley, vintner, of London, of Will of Henry Halle of Youlgreave, co. Derby ; whose history some new facts have lately dated 28 May, 1536.—To be buried in the church- been recovered. yard of All Hallows, Youlgreave; mentions daughter Mawde and others; executors Agnes Mr. Beevor, after consulting the early my wife and John my son. Proved by executors records of the Stationers' Company, printed 4 Oct., 1536. Inventory dated 29 Sept., 1536; by E. Arber, sends this item :amount, 151. 148. 4d. Will of Richard Halley of Ashborne, co. Derby free of this Company the 26th day Feb., 1560,

Received of Edmonde Hallye at his making Yupper part of will eaten away):-Bequeaths to 38. 4d. cousin Ric. Halley my parte of the treyne which to print accorded to the same Edmonde Rallye

There are also entries relating to licences Will'm Dickonson of Uttoxeter oweth unto us,

1562-6. Can it be that this was an ancestor of the that is to witt xxi galons for my pte. Inventory

astronomer ? dated 3 February (no year given-lower part

It seems possible.” missing). Proved 13 Sept., 1552.

‘N. & Q.,' at 3 S. iii. 283–4, gives some Will of Robert Halley of Derwent, p’ch Hather- entries from the registers of All Hallows, sage, co. Derby, dated....1557:-To be buried Barking, in Essex. I repeat three below : in the churchyerde of St. Peter of Hope ; mentions Nichs. Halley, brother; John Halley, brother,

" 1575. Robt. Ward, who dyed in the streat, executor. Inventory dated 12 April, 1558

bur. 28 Jany." amount, 81. 108. Proved 20 April, 1558, by the 1582. William, sonne of Willm Dethick al's sole executor.

Yorke, One of the Heraultes, bur. March 28.” Will of Robert Halley of Gretton, parish of "1684, April 22. M' Edmund Halley of London, Youlgreave; dated 8 Feb., 1557.-To be buried; Merchant, murthered, & buryed in linen, 21. 68. pu in the parish church of All Saints in Youlgreave; to this parish for yo use of the poor." goods to be divided into three parts, one part to wife Agnes Halley, and the two other parts to

Again the italics are mine. The conHomfrey Halley and Wylm Halley my tributor, MR. EDWARD J. SAGE of Stoke Inventory dated 2 April, 1559; amount, 172. 108. Newington, mentions a "valuable paper Proved by Homfrey and Wylm. Halley, executors, on the Barking registers by Mr. Henry W:: 5 April, 1559.

King (Transactions Essex Arch. Society, vol. ii. Will of John Halley of Stanton, p'ch Youl- part iii.), but examination thereof reveals greave, co. Derby; dated 15 March, 1576. No place of burial named ; eldest son Henry nothing new in our quest. Halley ; wife Elyn ; six children (no names given); The Rev. J. W. Eisdell, Vicar of Barking, son George Halley: Executors : wife Elyn and Essex, obligingly supplies Mr. Beevor with son Henry, Inventory dated 11 Aprilia amount the following interesting entries :591. 158. 4d. Proved by both executors, 17 April, 1577.

1684, April 22. Mr. Edmund Halley of The italics are mine. There are other London, Merchant, murthered and buryed in entries of Halley wills in the index of the linen, 21. 108. pd to this Parish for the use of the

poor.” Probate Registry at Lichfield, but some of

“ 1672, Oct. 24. Ann, wife of Edmond Haw the (perhaps most relevant) documents, in- ley,” cluding two William Halley wills, are non

.There is a hiatus in the registers (marextant. Among such missing documents is riage) 1645–1661. I can find no trace of the the administration of the estate of Hum baptism of Edmond Halley (1656).”. phrey and Margaret Halley of Cheddleton “I think this is a correct transcription :Ad., 190 b, 1 July, 1597). Perhaps this " 1617. November, Humphrey Hayly & KatheHumphrey Halley was identical with the rine Newes, married ye 24th day of November; Homfrey Halley, son of Robert Halley of but the writing is difficult.” Gretton, in the parish of Youlgreave (see The bride's maiden above), and also (?) with his namesake men- doubtedly, Mewes or Mewce. tioned in the following item, recently sup- A search of the registers of St. Giles, plied by a record-searcher in London :- Cripplegate (1606 - 1719), had already re

Duchy of Lancaster : Hawley. Pleadings in vealed this entry :the reign of Queen Elizabeth ; printed

calendar, “Ann, w. of Edm Halley, Gent., buried 24th Oct., p. 311, has (35th year of Queen Elizabeth) 1672, at Barking."

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Thus we learn the Christian name of the wife and eldest son Wm ex's. Witnesses : Geo. astronomer's mother. Who was she ? Among Date17 Feb., 1718;' proved 11 March, 1718.

Edge, Thos. Wellings, John Sendall his sert. the baptismal entries at St. Giles, Cripple-(P.C.C.) gate, is :-

Will of James Pike, mariner, of E.M.S. Dread“Katherine, daugh of Edm Hally, salter, & of nought.-All to wife Sarah Pike of parish of Ann, b. 7hb Feb., 1658, baptized 17 Feb.”

Aldgate, sole exis. Dated 13 April, 1743. WitAnn was also the name of the wife of William nesses : Ed. Boscawen, Mich. Tisdell. Proved Halley, brother of E. Halley, saltor.

by executrix 29 July, 1762. (P.C.C.) Francis Halley, sen.,

of the said

Will of James Pyke of Upper Moorfield, in the William_Halley, married, 17 Aug., 1696, Sister Mary Cooper, wife of William Cooper of

psh. of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, silk dyer.. Elliner Pyke. The printed register of St. Newgate Street, weaver, sole exis and residuary Christopher le Stocks has this entry :- legatee ; sister Elizabeth Norton, wife of Thomas Frans Hally and Elliner Pike, Buath of nephew Thomas, one of sons of late brother

Norton of Refford, Northants, husbandman ; Allholows Staeing, married Aug. 17, 1696.”

William Pyke ; nephews and nieces The groom was a first cousin of the astro. Pyke, John Pyke, Elizabeth P., and Mary Watson, nomer Halley. There is some indication of wife of .... Watson, Baker; other children of an earlier relationship (as well as a later) W. P.; nephew Wm P. (son of brother Wm) and

Witnesses:

Sarah his wife. Dated 18 July, 1750. between the Halley and Pyke families. Did

John Parry, Thos. Upton. Proved 21 · June, Ann Pyke, daughter of Edward Pyke of 1751, by executrix. (P.C.C., Busby, 186.) Queenhithe Ward, London (f. 1634), marry?

Once more the italics are mine in the wills If so, whom ? The ‘Register of St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, Pyke of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch.

of James Pyke of Deptford and of James

A London: Vol. I. Christenings (Harl. Soc., search was made of the baptismal register Lond., 1909), gives on pp. 10-14 the baptism (1702–8) of St. Nicholas, Deptford, to ascer, of six children of one Dr. Hally or Halley, tain whether the older James (will proved named Henry, Elizabeth, John, Rachel, 1718) had a daughter Mary or Elizabeth, Dorothy, and Richard (between 1629 and but in vain. This makes one doubt a little 1635). The same work (p., 48) mentions the identity of his son James with the James the baptism of Margaret (1 May, 1685), Pyke of St. Leonard's, Shoredith. It will be daughter of Edmund and Mary Hally noted that the latter mentions a nephew

, This serves to establish the astronomer's William Pyke and Sarah his wife.

What residence at that period.

was the maiden surname of the wife Sarah ? Will of Edward Hawley of London, Knight; Was she a daughter of Mrs. Sybilla Halley dated 17 May, 1627. -Mentions brother, Gabriell of East Greenwich (ob. 1772) by a marriage H.; brother Halton H. ; nephew Robert H., son of deceased brother Sir Henry H.; children of brother before that with the astronomer's only Gabriell H.; brother Gabriell sole ex', but if he is maturing son, Edmund Halley, jun., surgeon not living, brother Robert H. ex". Adm. 24 Oct., R.N. (ob. Feb., 1740/41) ? He seems to Edward H. nuper in partibus transmarinis def". What was the surname of Mrs. Sybilla 1629, to Francis Hawley, brother of Robert H. have died without issue (10 S. vii. 446). Gabrieli died before administering. (P.C.C., Ridley 89).

Halley's (supposed) first husband ? Was Will of Richard Hawley of London, doctor of it Stewart or Bruce ? Did they have two physick. Eldest son Henry H.; loving wife daughters, Sybilla and Sarah ?_Did one Dorothie H. five children, Henry, John, Richard, daughter, Sybilla, marry John Parry and Rachell, and Dorothie; 'loving friend Gilbert have issue (see 10 S. xii. 344; 11 S. i. 286) ? Dethick and loving brother James H. ex Dated Did the other (supposed) daughter, Sarah, 25 April, 1636 ; proved 16 May, 1636, by James H., power reserved to Gilbert Dethick. Signature marry William Pyke and have issue copied Richard Hawly; name throughout will son James, born c. 1751 ? See 9 S. xi. 205–6 ; written Hawley. (P.C.C., Pile 65). .

xii. 468. The answers to these queries In a list of Somerset House wills Richard may solve the entire problem. Hawly is described as of St. Benet's, Paul's Nearly all the foregoing notes Wharf (presumably based on the probato act generously supplied to the present writer by book), but he is not so described in his will. Mr. Beevor.

EUGENE F. McPIKE. “The Dethicks were a Derbyshire family.”

1, Park Row, Chicago. A pedigree thereof appears in the Visitation of Norfolk? (Norfolk and Norwich

" LATIFUNDIA PERDIDERE ITALIAM." —A Arch. Soc., vol. i., pp. 237–42). See also correspondent asked recently for the source 11 S. i. 308.

of this quotation, which was sent direct. It Will of James Pyke of Deptford, Kent.-Wife is well known to students of Roman history, Catherine ;

sons William, George, and James ; but as I now find that it is unrecorded alike

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in the 'Dictionary of Quotations (Classi- reading is toủm ypappa,

nisi cal), by T. B. Harbottle, and King's Classic scripturam mutaris, nulla sententia potest cal and Foreign Quotations, I add the text elici." Erasmus meant επίσαγμα to mean and reference :

an extra packet taken by a carrier besides “Verumque confitentibus latifundia perdidere his proper load. But the change is uncalled Italiam : jam vero et provincias." — Pliny, “ Natural for. The proverb of the label being larger History,' xviii. 6.

than the bag is unintentionally illustrated EDITOR.

by a picture postcard that may be seen in JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY : DANTE CODEX. Wales, on which an adhesive label of inter-Lest it should escape the attention of minable length, imprinted with a notorious your readers, kindly allow me to bring to Welsh place-name, is being produced to their notice the long article by Dr. Cossio on decorate a very diminutivo valise. "The Landi Dante Codex at Manchester,

EDWARD BENSLY. which appears in the June number of The Aberystwyth Antiquary. The precious manuscript, fully

WITCHCRAFT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. described, is preserved in the John Rylands – The following advertisement appeared in Library, and Dr. Cossio, the well-known The Worcester Daily Times of 18 June :Dante scholar, suggests that it should be to the Inhabitants of Eckington and to all whom called " The Codex Mancuniensis."

it may concern. MINIME.

Whereas Mary J. Dance, wife of John Dance, of PROVERB QUOTED BY BISHOP FISHER.

your Parish, has been repeatedly slandered in

common talk and gossip as a Witch, with other At 10 S. vi. 486 W. C. B. quoted the following false and injurious accusations against her person words from Bishop Fisher's Assertionis and character, and has thereby suffered grievously Lutheranæ Confutatio, 1523 (p. 463), and in mind and body, and in the esteem and fellowship asked for the origin and reference :

of her neighbours, this is to give notice that upon “Sic enim (renitente prouerbio) Thylaco maior once be taken against the slanderer; and, further,

any repetition of these offences legal action will at erit accessoria sarcinula."

that any person giving to me, at the address below, The source is a passage in chap. x. of Lucian's such information of any such offence as will justify dialogue 'Demosthenis Encomium. One the taking of legal proceedings, will be suitably

rewarded. of the speakers is meditating a panegyrical

L. RONALD NEEDHAM, address on Demosthenes. His friend en

51, Foregate-street, Worcester, couragingly reminds him of the wealth of Solicitor for the said Mary J. Dance. material that lies to hand, and begins by

A. F. R. enumerating at length the many points that

be made in connexion with the HANOVER CHAPEL, PECKHAM.—The de. importance and splendour of Demosthenes' molition of this well-known place of worship, native city-Athens, but breaks off to remark which for many years has stood at the corner that perhaps he may be anxious not to of Rye Lane, will remove another famous draw down on himself the gibe that want of South London landmark. The congregation proportion is apt to provoke, the proverb has an unbroken history of over two cenabout the label being bigger than the bag : turies and a quarter, and originally worσοι δ' ίσως ευλάβεια το της παροιμίας σκώμμα | shipped in a building known as the “Meeting ÉTÈ Tì, dovuperpią étayayéo dau, gol ucifov Street, Peckham, and is still commemorated

House,” which stood on a site close to High προσκέοιτο τουπίγραμμα το θυλάκω.

by the_thoroughfare known as MeetingThe explanation of the curious form in House Lane. This chapel was started in which the proverb is quoted by Fisher, 1857 by the Rev. John Maynard, the where accessoria sarcinula "

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no ejected vicar of Camberwell Parish Church. correspondence to toủníypaupa, may be In 1751-4 the pastor was Dr. John Milner, seen by consulting Erasmus's Adagia,' who also kept a school near by, where Oliver p. 24, in Grynæus's edition of 1629, under the Goldsmith was an usher. This old building, heading 'Accessio pusilla aut nimia.' Eras- afterwards known as Goldsmith House, was mus, after quoting the Greek words, with the pulled down some thirty years since. From substitution of Touriga yua for toúniypapua, 1801 to 1854 Dr. John Collyer was the and translating them " At tu fortasse vereris, minister, and the fame of his preaching ne in te torqueatur illud proverbiale dic- attracted crowds of fashionable people, terium, de male respondente proportione : including the Duke of Sussex, the uncle of nempe, ne tibi thylaco maior sit accessoria Queen Victoria, who presented the organ sarcinula,” adds that he is aware the ordinary still in use. The name of Hanover was given

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