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Upon the east side of the Memorial there are This paragraph is from the Use of the Passions ten separate stars, bearing the initials of the written in French by J. F. Senault, and put into Queen and her family, viz.: V.R.; V.A.M.L.; English by Henry Earle of Monmouth, 1649. A.E.; A.M.M.; A.E. A. ; H.A.V.; L.C. A. ; ! Probably it would interest many of your readers A W.P.A.; L.C.D.A.; B.M.V.F." Below these if some one of your erudite correspondents would initials, the date of “21st August, 1862.”
obligingly give us some information as to tbe cirThere are no carvings on the south and west cumstances under which this translation was made sides. Possibly some of your correspondents may by the said Earl of Monmouth. be able to say whether the well-known couplet - Under his effigies in the work quoted stands “ He takes the good, too good on earth to stay,
this inscription : "HENRICUS Dom. Cary Baro. And leaves the bad, too bad to take away,"
| de Leppington, Com. de MONMOUTH.". had been suggested by the last clause of the above
G. M., M.D. beautiful quotation from the Apocrypha ? which lately formed the suưject of so unca led-for an attack upon the Queen by a leader of the Free
Minor Notes. Church of Scotland; and which was so admirably answered, soon after, by a correspondent in The THE LATE LORD HATHERTON. – In “ N. & Q." Times.
(3rd S. iii. 366) appeared an ingenious and wellmerited tribute to the memory of Lord Hatherton
by Mr. BUCKTON, of Lichfield. It is hoped that POPE AND SENAULT.
the following attempt to pourtray the character Pope in his Essay on Man appears to have of that distinguished nobleman and admirable caught many of his ideas from The Use of the man, in a somewhat severer style, may likewise Passions, by J. F. Senault : for instance, the fol- be allowed to find a permanent record in the lowing fine passage :
pages of “ N. & Q.” It is from the pen of one “All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
who was honoured with Lord Hatherton's perWhose body Nature is and God the soul :
sonal acquaintance, and has received the imprimaThat, changed through all, and yet in all the same; tur of more than one scholar of the first eminence Great in the earth, as in the etherial frame;
among his Lordship’s most intimate friends :Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees,
- Depositum Lives through all life, extends through all extent,
Honoratissimi EDVARDI JOHANNIS Spreads undivided, operates unspent,
BARONIS DE HATHERTON, Breathes in our soul, informs in every part,
Nominis primi, As full, as perfect, in a hair as heart;
Per annos viginti tres e Comitatu Staffordiensi As full, as perfect in vile Man that mourns,
Ad Regni Comitia legati ; As the rapt seraph that adores and burns:
Postea Comitatus ejusdem per annos novem Vicarii Regii To Him, no bigh, no low, no great, no small;
et VICTORIÆ Regiræ He fills, He bounds, connects, and equals all.”
A consiliis secretioribus : We find the germ of this eloquence in Senault's
Qui first treatise, on the Nature of the Passions, in
De LITTLETONORUM gente perantiqua et perillustri
Editus, which are these words :
præclaram originem “ Christian Philosophy, coming even to the original of
propriis virtutibus exornavit: the soul, hath made us know what effects she produceth
Vir in the body, by the very same which God produceth in
Fidus, integer, strenuus, world. For though this infinite essence depends not | Muneribus domesticis, senatoriis, et civilibus defungendis upon the world which He hath created, and that without
solers æque et indefessus; increasing His might, He may undo His own workmanship,
Paterno erga clientes rusticos animo; yet is He shed abroad in all parts thereof; there is no
Literarum et literatorum fautor, intermedium which He fills not up. He applies himself to
Utpote ipse all creatures in their operations, and without dividing
Optimarum artium et studiosus et sciens; His unity, or weakening His power; He gives light with
Hospitalitate liberrima; the sun, He burneth with the fire, He refresheth with the
Colloquio water, and He brings forth fruit with the trees. He is as
Supra modum affabili et festivo, great on earth as in heaven, though His effects do Ideoque omnibus omnium ordinum ac partium differ; His power is alwaies equal, and the stars which
Pariter acceptus. shine above our heads cost Him no more than the grass
Tandem which we tread under our feet. So is the soul disposed in
Annis, laboribus, iniqua valetudine the body, and penetrates all the parts thereof. It is as
Fractus, noble in the hand as in the heart, and though, applying
CHRISTI meritis in solidum confisus, herself to the dispositions of the organs, she speaks by the
Ex hac umbra rerum mouth, seeth by the eyes, and heareth by the ears, yet is
In lucem migravit, she but one spirit in her essence; and in her differing
iv. Non. Maii, A.D. M.DCCC.LXIII. functions her unity is not divided, nor her power weak
Ætat. LXXII." ened.”
PUNISHMENT OF BEGGARS AT BATH, IN 1739.
Queries. The Curiosities of Literature constitute a book of very agreeable reading. A legal compilation
PHILOSOPHER'S STONE. scarcely less interesting might be put together, I On the sale of the pamphlets of the late Prinand not improperly be denominated the “ Curio- | cipal Lee recently, I acquired two very singular sities of Legislation.” The following extract works on the philosopher's stone. The first is (slightly abridged) from “An Act for Establish
“ Five Treatises of the Philosopher's Stone. Two of Aling and well Governing an Hospital or Infirmary phonso, King of Portugall, as it was written with his own in the City of Bath,” bearing the date of 1739, may hand, and taken out of his closset. Translated out of the be regarded as a "curiosity” in these days of gentle Portuguez into English. One of John Sawtre, a Monke,
translated into English. Another written by Florianus dealing with transgressors of a much worse class
Raudorff, a German Philosopher, and translated out of than beggars:
the same language into English ; also a treatise of the " Whereas, several loose, idle, and disorderly persons
names of the Philosopher's Stone, by William Gratacolle,
translated into English. To which is added the Smaragdaily resort to the City of Bath, and remain wandering
dine Table. By the paines and care of H. P. London: and begging about the streets and other places of the
Printed by Thomas Harper, and are to be sold by John said City, and the suburbs thereof, under pretence of their being resident at the Bath for the benefit of the
Collins in Little Britain, near the Church door, 1652.” Mineral or Mec.icinal Waters, to the great disturbances
Who was H. P.? Could it be Henry Peacbam, of his Majesty's subjects resorting to the said City, be it
| an author who wrote on all kinds of subjects ? enacted, that the Constables, petty Constables, Tythingmen, and other Peace Officers of the said City, and also
There is a list of his productions in Lowndes, but the Beadle, or Beadles of the said Hospital, are bereby neither the above work nor the one next noticed, empowered and required to seize and apprehend all such are mentioned there — a circumstance indicating persons who shall be so found wandering, begging, or
their extreme rarity. Was the Alphonso, King of misbehaving themselves, and them to carry before the
Portugal, the monarch referred to in the AntiMayor, or some Justice, or Justices of Peace for said City; who shall, upon the oath of one sufficient wit
quary as Alphonso King of Castile, whose maxim ness, or upon his own view, commit the said person or was “ Old wood to burn, old books to read, old persons so wandering or begging, to the House of Cor | wine to drink, and old friends to converse with"? rection for any time not exceeding the space of Twelve The second is styled Kalendar Months, and to be kept at hard labour, and re
“Magnalia Natura, or the Truth of the Philosopher's ceive correction as loose, idle, and disorderlie persons."
Stone asserted. Having been lately expos'd to publick X. A. X.
sight and sale. Being a true and exact Account of the
manner how Wenceslaus Seilerus, the late famous projecMr. John COLLET.-A portion of the interest tion maker at the Emperour's Court at Vienna, came by ing volume, compiled by Mr. W. J. Thoms, and and made away with a very great quantity of powder of published in 1839 under the title of Anecdotes and projection, by projecting with it before the Fmperor, and Traditions, consists of the Common-Place Book of
a thousand witnesses, selling it &c. for some years past."
It is represented as published for the satisfaction of the a Mr. John Collet; of whom Mr. Thoms could
curious, and “ especially of Mr. Boyl. By one who was find little or no account. I see in a list of adver not only an eye-witness in the affair, but also concern'd tisements, at the end of Captain Edward Panton's as a Commissioner by the Emperor for the Examen of Speculum Juventutis, 1671, a book called “Dr. it. London: printed by Tho. Lawks, his Majesties British Collet's Daily Devotions, or the New Christian's
Printer, living in Black Fryars, 1686, 4to." Morning and Evening Sacrifice," 24mo, price,
This is one of the strangest productions I ever bound, Is. 4d. Possibly this Dr. Collet and Mr. recollect perusing It gives most minute parJohn Collet, the author of the Common-Place ticulars of the discovery of the magic powder Buok, may be the same person.
which converts lead and tin into gold, as well as a W. CAREW HAZLITT.
singular narrative of the adveniures of Wences
laus, who is left in possession of high honours, OXFORD JEU D'ESPRIT. - It is now some years and who is positively appealed to as an existing since the following lines were circulated in MS. person at the date of the publication. Could it in Oxford. I believe that they have never yet have been got up for the purpose of hoaxing the been put into print, and they are too good to be Hon. Mr. Boyle?
J.M. lost. They refer to the answers given at a Divinity examination by a luckless undergraduate:
ANONYMOUS: “ A small snob of Baliol had an idea That Joseph was loved by his Arimathea;
1. Who is the author of Selections from the English And, coining a word in the fashion of Grote,
Poets, Shakspeare, Pope, &c. : rendered into Latin verse ? Said, that Herod held office as Scholekobrote."
To which are added, the remarkable Adventures of Jack
and Gill. Lewis, 1848, 4to. (Privately printed). The last word, of course, enshrined his ideas of 2. Who is author of Love's Labour Lost Regained ? A the meaning of okwankóBpwtos, Acts xii. 23.
continuation of Shakspeare's play. By C. J. London,
1841. 8vo. CUTHBERT BEDE. I 3. Who is the author of Education at Home, or a
Father's Instructions : consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces 2. Are any of the following hotels still existing for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Persons in Paris, viz. The Hotel de Chalons, Rue St. from ten to twelve vears of age ? Publish
d by Baldwin Martin ; The Hotel Croix de Fer, Rue St. Denis; about 1824. It contains two little dramas“Cyrus" (2 Scenes), and Charles II. (4 Scenes), and other miscel
or The Hotel d'Anjou, Rue Serpente? T. lanies.
PLAYING “GERMANDS." — By an entry in the 4. Who is author of The Sister's Gift, 1827?
Hall Book of the corporation of Leicester, dated Zeta.
1495, it is ordered " for the comonwell of the town, A small 12mo volume, entitled The True Impartial
and of seche guds as ys yn a store hows in the History and Wars of the Kingdom of Ireland, was published anonymously in London, in the year 1692. By
sett' day marcat [Saturday market], ye ys to say, whom was it written ?
wodde iymber and vdyr playyng germands, yf АвнВА. ther be ony, her[e] hys chosyn to be ou'sears
[overseers] therof." Then follow the names of BUNBURY'S ENGRAVINGS are very interesting.
six persons, leading men of the town. I shall Two of them in particular appear very note.
feel greatly obliged by information as to the worthy, and suggest queries. First, “Conver- |
meaning of the word “ gerinands." My impressazione” (published Feb. 11, 1782, by Dickinson,
sion is, that the order has reference to the early 158, New Bond Street): there is Dr. Johnson
dramatic performances; as it follows a few pages making a grab at a cup of tea; Bozzy, full to the
after a somewhat similar appointment of overmouth of something stronger than tea, is balanc
seers to have the guiding and rule “ of the Passion ing himself on the edge of his chair; Mrs. Thrale,
Play." Halliwell's Archaic Dictionary gives the looking into her cup of tea, is evidently thiuking
word “ German, a brother.” Can it be used in of something clever that she is about to say.
this sense ?
WILLIAM KELLY. 1782 is the year Dr. Johnson left Streatham.
Leicester. What is its history ? And who are the other
MAJOR-GENERAL HEANE.—There was a Colonel figures that form this life-like and very interest.
or Major-General James Heane, whose name ocing interior ? Secondly, “ The Gardens of Carleton House, with Neapolitan Ballad Singers," designed
curs in military annals as very much distinguishMay 18, 1784 (published the following year by
ing himself in the time of the Civil Wars, as conDickinson).
I have There are some twenty figures, all
nected with Elizabeth Castle, in Jersey. of them evidently most characteristic portraits.
learned that he afterwards obtained some employ
ment in the parliamentary service in America, Can you help to give them names, and thus make
wherein he died within a very short period. I am them serve to illustrate the various memoirs of the day? The then fascinating prince stands in
desirous of knowing in what part of the Western
Continent he served, the nature of that service, the foreground, a fair lady on either arm. In
and the time and circumstances of his death. shade, and in the background, another fair dame
0.0. is gazing intently on the royal youth; her figure, and the peculiar expression, lead to the not im HOPTON FAMILY. - Can any of your readers probable supposition that she has loved, not wisely, give me information as to any existing families, but too well.
C. | directly or remotely connected with the Hopton CHARRON, “DE LA SAGESSE."--It is known that,
family? The last of the name being Lord Hopton between 1611 and 1658, four editions were printed
of Stratton, in Cornwall, temp. Charles II. F. of a translation of this work by Sampson Len JAMAICA. —- I should be greatly obliged if any nard. But, at the end of Panton's Speculum correspondent of “ N. & Q." will kindly refer me Juventutis, 1671, I find an English translation in to any works bearing on the history of this island 4to, advertised for sale (6s. bound). Was this during the first quarter of the present century. a later edition of Lennard's version, or a new I am more particularly desirous of meeting with a one? The name of the translator is not disclosed list of the names of the planters of that period, in the advertisement. Stanhope's Charron did not and also any charts and maps which may give the appear, I believe, till 1697.
names of their several estates. J. Dillon. W. Carew Hazlitt. | Epina
EPITAPH ON John a'COMBE.—The well-known The Douglas Cause.—Having from accidental / epitaph, said to be written by Sivakspeare upon circumstances taken much interest in the cele- | his friend John a'Combe (commencing “ Ten in a brated old “Douglas Cause," of the pleadings and hundred ") has now received the corroborative eviproofs in which I have a tolerably full set, I am dence of Combe's being a usurer. A literary curious to learn as to the following points, on friend the other day imaginatively suggested to me which some of your numerous readers may per- the possibility of its being a play upon the initials hapo supply information:
IO. C., or ten and a hundred. Have any of the 1. Are there yet in Rheims families of the recent commentators elucidated the subject ? names Maillefer, or Andrieux ?
CAPTAIN THOMAS KERRIDGE.-This person was PETER's Pence. Can any one inform me in engaged in the Great Mogul's country early in what countries “ Peter's Pence" has ever been the reign of King Charles I, in settling the East collected ? or name a work in which the required Indian trade, and rendered good service in the information may be obtained. matter. If any of your correspondents know any
JNO. H. BARNARD. thing concerning Capt. Kerridge as to his career,
QUOTATION.—Where shall I find the line : his parentage, or time of death, the information will oblige. He was supposed to have resided at
“And know the misery of a granted prayer"? Shelley, in the county of Suffolk. - S. E. G. I am acquainted with the passage in the first LOCKWOOD, EDWARD VI.'s JESTER. -- In the
satire of Horace, those in the tenth satire of chamberlain's accounts of this borough, entries
Juvenal, and the lines in Antony and Cleopatra : occur in the reign of Edward VI. like the follow
“We, ignorant of ourselves, ing, in 1549: "Paid to Lockwood, the Kyng's
Beg often our own harms, which the wise powers
Deny us for our good: 80 find we profit Jester, iij' iiijd." And similar payments were
By losing of our prayers.”—Act II. Sc. 1. made to him during the reign of Mary, and part
The line I seek seems to have a fuller meaning of the reign of Elizabeth. I do not find this name in Dr. Doran's Court
than any of the above, except perhaps one line of
Juvenal. Fools, or in the works of Dance and others treat
J. H. S. ing directly on the subject. Are any particulars “ A lie which is all a lie known respecting him ? WILLIAM Kelly.
Can be met, and fought with outright;
But a lie which is half a lie “ MILLER OF THE Dee." - Can any one inform
Is a harder matter to fight.” me as to the origin and locale of the popular song, “The Miller of the Dee,” containing the well.
I shall be greatly obliged if any correspondent
of “ N. & Q” will tell me the author of the above known refrain :
lines, and direct me where to find the remainder “ I care for nobody, no not I,
of the verses ? There are, I believe, some ten or If nobody cares for me”? A lecture was lately delivered in this city on
twelve, equally quaint and true. E. J. D. its local legends, and the lecturer claimed the Master Richard (RYDER) OF LEICESTER. — song as relating to Chester ; basing his arguments | Leland states that, when in Leicester for so doing partly on the great antiquity of the “ In this chirche of St Marie extra Castrum I saw the Dee mills, and partly on the absence of provin tumbe in marble of Thomas Rider, father to the master cialisms referring it to any other place. Pre- | Richard of Leicester. This Richard I take to be the viously I had always understood that it related to
same that yn those dayes, as it apperith by his workes, one of the Scotch Dees -- an impression that most was a greate clerk.” of the antiquaries hereabouts retain. T. N. B. Nichols (Hist. Leicester, vol. i. part i. p. 314, Chester.
note) says, that he was presented by the abbot “ THE NONSUCH PROFESSOR." - Could any of | and convent of St. Mary de Pratis, in 1291, to my fellow readers tell me anything about the
the rectory of Eydon, in Northamptonshire, which author of this quaint book? He flourished in
he held vill 1316; and that fruitless has been the London during the Protectorate, and after the
research in Dupin for an account of Richard de Restoration. He was, I should imagine, a royalist.
Leicester's literary abilities. He must not be confounded with the celebrated
Nichols adds that Archbishop Secker, born 1693, died 1768, the
« Tanner, in Bibl. Britan. (p. 626), las noticed only a learned and excellent prelate who succeeded the single Ms. penned by this
single MS. penned by this learned clerk; and might not antiquarian Potter, in the archbishopric of Can- |
this MS., even though the title of it be Articles of the terbury; who refuted Bolingbroke, and defended
Creed, be principally calculated for the meridian of Lei
cester? Might it not (be adds) hare some reference to Butler. All I know of the author of The Non the procession (representing the Apo
Apostles and othe such Professor, is the following:
Whit Monday, from the church of St Mary de Castro to * William Secker, preacher of the Gospel, published two
that of St. Margaret ? — Scripsit de Articulorum Symworks: ' A Wedding Ring, a sermon preached at a wedding
boli distributione secundum numerum Apostolorum.' Could in Edmonton (or, as a title-page a few years later has it,
this MS. be examined, there might be found in it some St. Edmond's), 1658: Printed for Thomas Parkburst at the
particulars illustrative of this solemn procession. AcThree Crowns. Also, The Nomsuch Professor in his Me
cording to Tanner, this MS. was in Sion Library.” rilin Splendor, laid open in Seaven Sermons at Allhallows I am very desirous, for a particular purpose, to Church-in-the-wall. London: Printed by M. S. for Th.
obtain early information on this point; and shall Parkhorst, to be sold at his shop at the Three Crowns, &c., 1660. The latter is dedicated to the Honourable
feel grateful to any correspondent of “ N. & Q.," and truly Noble Patriots, Sir Edward Barkham, Knight
who may know the present place of deposit of this and Baronet, and his religious Consort Dame Francis (sic) MS. and bave access to it, if he will kindly inform Barkham of Tottenham, in the county of Middlesex.” me either personally, or through the medium of
REDIGER. “N. & Q.," whether the surmise of Mr. Nichols
is correct? In the year 1851 I sought inform
Queries with answers. ation in these columns (1st S. iii, 352) respecting the churchwarden's accounts of the above church, " A Helpe to DISCOURSE." — A short time ago which had by some means been sold by auction I purchased a copy of — in London some twenty years before, but unfortunately without success. WILLIAM KELLY.
"A Helpe to Discourse : or more Merriment mixt with
serious Matters; Consisting of Witty, Philosophicall, Leicester.
Grammaticall, &c. Questions and Answers, as also Epi. SKYRING ARMS OR PEDIGREE. - I shall be
grams, Epitaphs, &c. Together with the Countreyman's
Counsellor, &c. 13th ed. 1640.” obliged to any of your readers who will give me any information as to the family of this name. Il. It has the autograph of one Robert Holden, and cannot go further back than W. G Skyring, an this note :officer of the army about a century since, but I “This booke was given me by a Portugese priest, who believe he came from Lancashire or Westmore- | lived at a hermitage called go Calvarie neare ye Citty of land.
G. W. SKYRING. Tavira, in Algarie in Portugal." Admiralty, Somerset House.
Will some correspondent tell me whether it is SPAIN: MOSQUE OF CORDOVA. - On entering of any value or rarity.
G. W. M. we turned to our left, and were conducted to a black marble pillar. On it was scratched a cruci
| [This must have been a popular work to have passed fixion, and above it the following inscription, as
through thirteen editions between 1619 and 1649. W. B.
the editor is supposed by Malone to be William Basse; far as I could read it:
but in the copy from Dr. Bliss's library (edit 1628) the “Este Esels TO Christo CA
name of William Baldwyn is added with a query. (See Hizoelc AJ Tibocon La Vua."
also Bohn's Lowndes, p. 650.) About thirty years ago Murray, in his Hand-Book edition, 1847, p. 77,
Thorpe offered copies for seven or eight shillings. Who
was the other editor, E. P. Philomathem.? A MS. note route 9, mentions only part of the above inscrip
in a copy before us says Edward Phillips, but this is very tion.
doubtful.] Théophile Gautier, in his Wanderings in Spain, edition 1853, p. 254, also slightly mentions it. Dogs.-Will you kindly oblige me by informa. Another pillar near has also a crucifixion scratched / tion as to where can be found this quotation ? on it, and an iron staple in it.
“ With eyes upraised his master's looks to scan, Another pillar near had many scars and deep The stay, the solace, and the friend of man; narrow incisions on it. Near to these three pillars The rich man's guardian, and the poor man's friend, is a tablet fixed into the wall. On it is repre- ! The only being faithful to the end.” sented a kneeling figure of a man, with his legs Also, in what letter of Pope's he said, that “Hischained together, and liis cap on the ground. tory was more full of examples of the fidelity of Can any one give any information regarding dogs than of friends" ?
G. R. JESSE. these four queries ?
33, Kildare Terrace, Bayswater, W. St. Stephen's Church, WALBROOK.
[The second quotation occurs in Pope's Works, “Letters “When Richard, Earl of Burlington, celebrated for his to and from H. Cromwell, Esq." (Letter x. Oct. 9, 1709.) architectural skill and taste, was in Italy, among the “Histories,” he says, " are more full of examples of the many beautiful churches which he visited in that country fidelity of dogs than of friends, but I will not insist upon was one which had been built on the model of St. Ste | many of them, becanse it is possible some may be almost as phen's, Walbrook. On expressing hiniself loudly in its fabulous as those of Pylades and Orestes, &c. I will only praise, his vanity as an architect must have been some say for the honour of dogy, that the two most ancient what piqued, when he was informed that he had left the and esteemable books, sacred and prophane, extant (viz. original behind him in his own country. On his return the Scripture and Homer) have shown a particular reto England, his first step, on alighting from his carriage gard to these animals.” The authorship of the poetical at Burlington House, is said to have been a pilgrimage lines remains a query.] to St. Stephen's, Walbrook, a church of which, previous to his foreign travel, he had probably never even heard
BRYNDLEY OF WISTASTON, ETC. — What were the name." - Jesse, London and ils Celebrities, second
the arms and quarterings of Bryndley of Wistas. series, 8vo, London, 1850), i. 254.
ton, co. Chester ? Sims refers to Harl. MS. 1535. To what church in Italy does this paragraph | Also, the arms of Wyrrall, or Warrall, of Wyrrall, refer?
co. Chester? They are given in Harl. MS. 2187. INSCRIPTION AT TRUJILLO.-- When at Trujillo
. H. S. G. in Spain I saw a shield fixed on the wall of a
[Bryndley : Party per pale or and sable, a chevron beruined church, around which was the following tween three escallops, all counter-changed. Wyrrall: inscription, as far as I could read it:
Azure, three fleurs-de-lis argent, a bordure of the second.] “Slacis Terra MA SIDO SABER EL ARCADIA NO DECON F or E."
Can any one inform me of its meaning? C. M.