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preposterous, is very melancholy. What would you think Aurelii,” and that the bishop desires the faithful to assemof an American writing about England, and quoting ble that day at the Basilica of Faustus. • Jack and the Bean Stalk' as an authentic historical Serm. CXII. De verbis Evangelii Lucæ xix., “ Homo Fork?"

fecit conam magnam,” etc.

Habitus in Basilica Restituta. If this be correct, the “ Blue Laws of Connecticut" belong to the same category as Knicker

Serm. CXIV. De verb. Ev. Lucæ xvii., “ Si peccaverit

in te," etc. bocker's History of New York. I think it is very

Habitus ad mensam Si Cypriani, præsente comite desirable, for the sake of literary and historical Bonifacio. truth, that this point should be cleared up. Your Serm. CXXXI, al. 2 de verb. Apost. correspondent NEPIIRITE may aid in the inquiry, Habitus ad mensam Si Cypriani ix. Kal. Octob.

die Dom. br stating from what source he derived the quo

Serm. CL. de verbis Act. A post. xvii. tation he has given. What is the imprint, and Habitus Carthagine. under what authority is it published? From Serm. CLII. de verbis A post. Rom. vii. et viii. . what archives is it drawn? What is its date, Habitum Carthagine credimus. and what names are attached? Where is the

Serm. CLIV. de verbis Apost. Rom. vii.

Habitus ad mensam S. Mart. Cypriani. original document, and what stamp of authen

Serm. CLV. al. vi. de verbis Apost. Rom. viii. ticity does it bear? Answers to these queries

Ilabitus in Basilica SS. Martm. Scillitanorum. would aid in clearing up a mystery, or in ex Serm. CLVI. al. xiii. de verbis Apost. Rom. viii. posing a hoax which has been anything but Habitus in Basilica Gratiani die natali Martm. Boliharmless.

J. A. PICTON.

tanorum. Sandyknowe, Wavertree, rear Lirerpool.

Serm. CLXIII. al, iii. de verb. Apost. Gal. v.

Habitus in Basilica Honoriana viii. Kal. Octob.

Serm. CLXIV. al. xxii. de verb. Apost. Gal. vi. Contra ST. AUGUSTIN'S SERMONS.

Donatistas, paulo post habitam Carthagine collationem

pronuntiatus. (4th S. vi. 502.)

Serm. CLXV. al. vii. de verb. Apost. Ephes. iii. I am not aware of any book which mentions

Habitus in Basilica Majorum.

Serm. CLXIX. al. xv. de verb, Apost. Philip. iii. the churches of Carthage; nor have the churches

Habitus ad mensam Si Cypriani. in which the sermons of St. Augustin were Serm. CLXXIV, al. viii. de verb, Apost. 1 Tim. i. preached been generally given in any edition of Habitus in Basilica Celerine, die Dominica. his works. For probably the greater number of

Serm. CCLV. De Alleluia. At some other place than the localities were unknown, though several places

Hippo ; perhaps at Carthage, anno 418.

Serm. CCLVIII. In diebus Paschalibus. where the holy Father preached are specified in

In Basilica majore. some editions of his works. The Collectio Selecta Serm. CCLX. De monitis baptizatorum. 88. Ecclesiæ Patrum (Parisiis, 1836, et seq.) con In ecclesia Leontiana. tains St. Augustin's works in full, and in this

Serm. CCLXI. In die Ascensionis Domi. edition many of his sermons have notices of

Habitus Carthagine in Basilica Fausti.

Serm. CCLXII. In die Ascens. the places where they were preached, and with

Habitus in Basilica Leontiana. some the dates are also given. Most of those Serm. CCLXXVII. In festo Si Vincentii M. enumerated by T. P. will be found in the follow In Basilica Restituta. ing list taken from the above edition. I give its

Serm. CCXCIV. al. xiv. in natali martyris Guddentis, own enumeration, generally appending the old

5 Kal. Julii (anno 413, Fleury).

Serm. CCCV, in solemnitate martyris Laurentii IV. numbering, as aliter

Habitus ad mensam S. Cypriani. Serm. XLIX. al. 237 de tempore, in Matt. xx. de con Serm. CCCXVIII. al. 25. Habitus in ipso die deposiduetis in vinea.-Habitus ad mensam * Si Cypriani in tionis reliquiarum S. Stephani apud Hipponem, die Doma

Serm. CCCLV. al. 49 de diversis, at Hippo. Serm. LXXXVIII. al. 18 de verb. Dom! Preached at Serm. CCCLVI. al. 50 ....... at Hippo. Carthage before his bishop Aurelius.

Serm. CCCLVII. al. 35. De laude pacis, ante collat. Serm. XC.al. 14 ex editis a Sirmondo De verbis Evang. cum Donatistis. Matt. xxii. de nuptiis filii regis.

Apud Carthaginem anno 411 circiter 15 Maii. Habitus Carthagine in Restituta.

Serm. CCCLVIII. al, 36. De pace et charitate. Serm. CXI. Preached at Carthage : at its conclusion Apud Carthag. eodem tempore. the saint gires notice that the next day will be the anni Serm. CCCLIX. De lite et concordia cum Donatistis. versary of the ordination of his bishop"domni senis Apud Carthag. Post collat. cum eis.

Sermones inediti. • The “ Mensa Cypriani” was the altar dedicated to

Serm. XVII. In solemnitate Macchabæorum. • God in honour of St. Cyprian. St. Augustin himself thus

Habitus Bullæ Regis, rogatu episcopi civitatis. explains it : “ Denique, sicut nostis, quicumque Carthagiaem nostis, in eodem loco mensa Deo constructa est;

Serin. XVIII. In natali Quadrati Martyris. Et tamen mensa dicitur Cypriani, non quia ibi est unquam

Preached not at Hippo, but some place unknown. Cyprianus epulatus, sed quia ibi est immolatus, et quia

Sermones ex Codice Cassinensi. ipsa immolatione sua paravit hanc mensam, non in qua

Serm. V. Ad mensam B. Cypriani M. Sexto idus Seppascat sive pascatur, sed in qua sacrificium Deo, cui et tembris, de Apost. ad Galat.: “ Fratres si occupatus The oblatus est, offeratur." -Serm. CCCX. al. 113. In fuerit homo in aliquo delicto, etc." Natal Cypriani Martyris II.

F. C. II.

A WINTER SAYING (4th S. vi. 495.) – Very | the thirty-first year of his reign. The farm is in similar to this saying in Nottinghamshire is one the hamlet of Holyfield.

W. WINTERS. which I heard the other day from a medical man Waltham Abbey. in West Kent: If before Christmas the ice will | RIGHT TO QUARTER ARMS (4th S. vi. 476.)-In bear & goose, after Christmas it will not bear a reply to W. M. H. C., I would repeat a solution duck.”

H. P.D. I of his difficulty given in a former number of [As a comment on the above, we append an occasional “N. & Q.," though I am unable to refer to the note from the Pall Mall Gazette of December 23.-ED.] exact page.

“ Some people flatter themselves that because the frost John Smith's eldest son dies 8. p.; his second has set in this year before Christmas Day, we shall have

son succeeds, and leaves an only daughter; that a mild winter after it ; but this theory is not in accord

daughter is the heiress in blood to her grandance with past experience. Some of our most severe frosts have begun on the 21st of December. In 1565,'

father John Smith, and transmits his arms to her says Holinshed, the one-and-twentieth day of December descendants. As long as the line of her descendants began a frost which continued so extremely that on New remains, John Smith's daughters (her aunts) can Year's Even people went over and alongst the Thames on have no right to transmit the Smith arms to their the ice from London Bridge to Westminster. Some

issue. Their niece is the heiress through whom played at football so boldly as if it had been on dry land. Divers of the coast shot daily at the pricks set up on the

the right must first descend, and whose line must Thames, and the people, both men and women, went on

be extinct before her aunts become co-heiresses. the Thames in greater numbers than in any street of

E. W. London. On the 31st day of January, at night, it began to thaw, and five days after was no ice to be seen between

BARON NICHOLSON (4th S. vi. 477.)-I quite London Bridge and Lambeth, which sudden thaw caused agree with your editorial note. As an autobiogreat floods and high waters that bare down bridges and graphy is in print, what more is wanted ? Some houses and drowned many people in England, especially account of his literary labours, however, would in Yorkshire. In 1683 a hard frost set in early in De

not be out of place in “ N. & Q.” He wrote and cember, and lasted till the 7th of February. On this occasion, the Thames being frozen. there was a street | published in numbers Cockney Tales-very humorupon it from the Temple to Southwark, lined with shops, and hackney coaches plied on the river. In 1762 a hard also published a novel, Dombey and Daughter. It frost commenced on Christmas Day and lasted till the had nothing to do with Dickens's story; the title 29th of January, and carriages were again seen on the

was a mere ad captandum. He wrote also a pretty Thames; and in the same year the Rhine was frozen at Coblentz for nearly four weeks from the 21st of Decem

little poem called “The Derbyshire Dales, and ber. The great frost of the present century was the some good imitations (not parodies) of Moore, famous one of 1814, which lasted several weeks and put Eliza Cooke, &c. I remember reading in The everybody to intense inconvenience. To add to this dis

Times the advice of Mr. Commissioner Phillips comfort, London was wrapped in an extraordinary fog

after the delivery of the Baron's certificate—“Mr. for a week in the early part of January of that year, which, among other misfortunes, caused the Prince

Nicholson, one word at parting: in future confine Regent to lose his way when going to pay a visit to Lord your practice to your own court, and keep out of Salisbury at Hatfield, and not to get further than Ken mine.' tish Town.”

EPIGRAM ON THE WALCHEREN EXPEDITION ROBUR CAROLI (4th S. vi. 476, 533.) — “Cor

(1s S. xi. 52; 4th S. v. 174, 497, 606; vi. 84, 144, Caroli” is not a constellation, but a double star

244.)-The controversy with regard to the corsituated in the constellation Canes Venatici.

rect version of this epigram is, I think, set at G. T.

rest by the following extract from a letter adPEAR TREE (4th S. vi. 476.)—The somewhat dressed by Lord Palmerston to his sister, the rustic-looking tenement which stands on the right- | Hon. Miss Temple, dated Feb. 27, 1810. (Sir hand side of the main road leading to Nazing, co. Henry Lytton Bulwer's Life of Viscount PalnerEssex, has borne from a remote period the appel- ston, 1870, i. 117):lation of “ Pear Tree Farm." To this tenement | “Did you see the following epigram the other day in or messuage (as I am informed) is appended about the Chronicle? if you did not it is a pity you should forty acres of land. This farm has most probably | miss it, and I send it to you; it is by Jekyll :derived its name from a very old pear tree, the

• Lord Chatham with his sword undrawn, remains of which are now standing on the green

Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan;

Sir Richard, eager to get at 'em, opposite. But why the singular additional title

Stood waiting-but for what ?—Lord Chatham!' of the sacred name of “God Almighty” is at-|

“It is very good, I think, both in rhyme and point.” tached to it is beyond my knowledge to state, except that it might possibly have been con

It will be observed that Lord Palmerston states nected with the ancient monastery of Waltham, positively that the epigram is by Jekyll.

H. P.D. either in part or whole, and so have been deemed sacred by the religious order of the Augustine | ROBERT DE COMY, EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND brotherhood which bluff King Hall dissolved in (4th S. vi. 457.)–S. will find some information

in Burke's Extinct and Dormant Peerage, ed. 1840, corruption of Lotharingia, i. e. Lotharii Reynum. p. 135. The account therein given would not place According to the Stat. Acc. Scot. the name Lohim in the first rank" among noblemen.

thian is said to be from loch, but it is more pro

H. W. bably derived from lud, lod=water. Polydore Robert de Comyn was Duke of Northumberland | Virgil informs us that Laudonia (i. e. Lothian) in for the space of only one year. 1068-9, and was his time was an extensive district beginning at slain in Durham with most of his 'followers. | the Tweed, and stretching considerably beyond 5«The slaughter was made the fifth of the Calends | the city of Edinburgh. Lothing Land (in Domesof February, anno 1070." Milles' Cat. of Honour,

day Ludingaland) anciently formed part of the p. 709).] See Sir H. Nicholas' Historic Peerage

hundred of Ludinga, which was afterwards called of England, revised by W. Courthope, Esq., 1857,

the Half Hundred of Mutford. It may have had p. 358.

D. C. E.

its name from Lake Lothing, from the same root

as the name Lothian. Sackling (Suffolk) says of CUCUMBER (4th S. vi. 474.)-Cucumber from | Lothingland : “ The Waveney washes its western gherkin is only a false extension of the joke, as | side, while Oulton Broad and Lake Lothing form in the celebrated “pair of crocodiles” anecdote its southern boundary, which uniting with the in Joe Miller. •A. B., meeting C. D., detains him | Ocean near Lowestoft, insulate the district." with a prolix narrative of the capital pair of gaiters

R. S. CHARNOCK. he had picked up in Change Alley. C.D., to cut Gray's Inn. the matter short, facetiously suggests that he should P.S. Conf. the river names Lyd, Lud, Loddon, call them his (pair of) alligators. Whereupon and local names commencing with Lud, Lod. A. B. trots off delighted, and meeting E. F. retails that capital joke of C. D.'s about how the

The name of Lothringen (Lorraine) has nothing pair of gaiters that he had just purchased in

| to do with the German word loth, plummet, or Change Alley ought to be called a pair of croco

with the accidental fact that the region which dilesi ha! ha!” “Well," said E. F.," a pair of

bears the name “ adjoins Champagne, a level crocodiles? I don't see the joke.” '“No more

country." Lothringen is Lotharingia. The predo I now," said the hapless A. B., " but it seemed

sent Lothringen is a small part of a region that very funny when C. D. first said it!" So, as a

was named Lotharingia because it was assigned joke may lose by repetition, a gherkin metamor

to the Emperor Lothar (Lothaire in Gibbon's phosed into a cucumber becomes pointless.

Decline and Fall) when, on the death of Lewis VERBUM SAP.

the Pious (Charlemagne's son), the empire was

divided among his three sons-Lothar, Charles MR. JACKSON must excuse my saying that it is (king of the West Franks), and Lewis (king of he who has spoiled this ancient joke, for to omit the East Franks). Join HOSKYNS-ABRAHALL. the cucumber is to omit the point. Vi's mistake Combe Vicarage, near Woodstock. is a mere putting the cart before the horse acci

“CERTOSINO” (4th S. vi. 475.)-I never heard dentally. The anecdote used to be told as follows : - King was pooh-poohing some man's

or met with the word. But it may be a diminu

tive of Certosa, the Italian word for a Carthusian etymologies with a “Nonsense! you may as well

convent. In the Certosa, near Florence (now say my name is derived from cucumber.” “Well,

dissolved), various trades were carried on. There so it is,” was the quick retort: “Jeremiah King Jerry King - jerking - gherkin - cucumber!"

was a laboratory, a distillery of Chartreuse and Somehow I have always connected the story with

peppermint-water, &c. &c., a shoemakers' shop, a college dinner, but I really cannot say why. A

à tailors' ditto, &c. As a carpenters' workshop bad pun on Jerry King and gherkin would not

was on the premises, the inlaying of ivory and have lived so long. In conclusion, will some one

ornamental wood (a common occupation in Italy) tell us how it is that young cucumbers are called

| may have formed a part of the conventual ingherkins ? I do not see the etymology myself.

dustry; and such work, as well as other labour, P. P.

may have been called certosino work, or in Italian

lavoro certosino. There does not seem to me any The derivation is not gherkin from Jeremiah | mystery about the term. King, but cucumber from King Jeremiah. Thus

JAMES HENRY Dixon. King Jeremiah, Jeremiah King, Jerry King, jerkin, gherkin, cucumber. R. S. CHARNOCK.

ANCIENT SCOTTISI DEED (4th S. vi. 453.)-The

deed given by J. M. is doubtless interesting, but Gray's Inn.

I have one in photozincograph lying before me, LOTHING LAND (4th S. vi. 476.)-Your corre- earlier by one hundred and twenty-one years, and spondent R. T. C. may rest assured that there is deserving of notice in your columns, as believed no etymological connection between Lothing Land to be the earliest document in the vernacular and Lothian and Lothringen. The latter (not- extant. It is an award of an ancestor of mine, withstanding the termination -ingen) is simply a Andrew Mercer, Lord of Meiklour, in a dispute

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1746.

between Robert Stewart, Earl of Fife and Men ceedings in Chancery, instituted by Her Majesty and the teith, and John Logie, son and heir of Sir Jobn

Prince Consort; to which are appended Copies of Letters

to the Queen and Prince Albert, &c." By Jasper Tomsett Logie, Knight, relative to the lands of Logie and

Judge. 8vo, London, W. Strange, Jun. (1846) pp. 74. Strathgartny in Perthshire. It was given in pre

Price Half-a-Crown. sence of King Robert II. and his son John, Earl

WILLIAM BATES. of Carrick, and is dated May 15, 1385.

Birmingham. · The original is in the charter chest of Sir William D. Stewart, Bart., of Murthly, and a copy

PAULET OF AMPORT (4th S. vi. 6.)- The brothers was published in the Edinburgh Evening Courant

of George twelfth Marquis of Winchester wereof March 15 last by a correspondent who signed

“1. Norton Paulet, M.P. for Winchester, married, but

died s. p. 1759.himself J. A. R., and termed it “the oldest

2. Henry P., capt, in the Army, died unmarried 1743. writing yet discovered in the Scotch language."

3. John P., in the Army, died unmarried in Germany. I understand that the fac-simile of which I am 4. Charles P., capt. R.N., died unmarried 1762. possessed is to be found in the Red Book of | 5. William P., in the Navy, died unmarried 1772. Grantully.

6. Herbert P., capt, in the Army, died unmarried ROYAL TYPOGRAPHY (4th S. vi. 299, 443.)-It! 7. Francis P., died a minor at Cambridge 1742."— Deis well known that somewhere between the years brett's Peerage, 1825. 1840 and 1850 Her Majesty and Prince Albert

CHARLES RUSSELL. occasionally employed themselves by etching upon

Camp, Aldershot. copper. They received practical instruction in the “THERE WAS A LITTLE MAN" (4th S. vi. 511.) art from Mr. Hayter, afterwards Sir George MR. JACKSON is careless as to the measure of this Hayter, who attended every morning at Windsor old nursery rhyme. His last line would neither Castle for the purpose. If a private copper-plate read nor sing in time. It ought to be press was made use of for striking off impressions

“ And shot him through the head." of the plates produced, it would be at Windsor Castle, and not at Buckingham Palace, as stated

The first and second verses are constantly sung in

the nursery; but there is a third verse (see the by H. F. P.; but there is some doubt as to the.

Percy Society's Tracts) which is not so generally existence of such a thing, and certain it is that

known. There is in the same collection another · Mr. John Burgess Brown, a bookseller and copper

short ballad, which goes to the same measure plate printer of Windsor, was regularly employed by the royal artists to produce impressions of the

“ There was a little man, and he wooed a little maid,"— plates as they were etched. As secrecy was de

where the little maid, with a most housewifely sired, he was careful to see that the same quantity | prudence, desires to know his means of support of proof paper which he had given to his work in marriage, and asks -man was received back in the shape of impressions. “ Will the love that you're so rich in It seems, however, that the latter, perhaps with

Make a fire in the kitchen, out ulterior object, struck off a waste or trial

Or the little God of Love turn the spit ? ” proof or two of each on card or ordinary paper. These he pasted, as curiosities, in a sort of album,

THE SWAN-SONG OF PARSON AVERY (4th S. vi. to the number of sixty-three, and in this state

493.)—There is a remarkable coincidence in this they were seen by a Mr. Jasper Tomsett Judge, of | narrative, which I mention with a desire to elicit Windsor. This person managed, after some hag

some fuller information, tending to identify Pargling, to purchase the lot for the sum of five

son Avery as an emigrant from England, and a pounds, and having cleaned and mounted them,

settler in North Carolina - probably the pastor proposed to recoup himself by their exhibition

of a congregation composed of Presbyterians emiand by the sale of an analytical list, under the grating from Newbury in Berkshire,“ one of the title of A Descriptive Catalogue of the Royal Vic

thousands of families who, in 1635, retired to New toria and Albert Gallery of Etchings. At this the

England," and possibly founders of Newberne royal artists were greatly annoyed, and gave in

(Newberie ?) in the above-named state. structions to their solicitor to file a bill in Chancery

The Avery family were connected with the against Strange, the publisher of the catalogue,

clothing trade in Newbury, Berks, at that date. on the ground that the etchings, referred to had

They were Presbyterians, and the name has only been wrongfully obtained.

been extinct for a few years. Latterly they were The subsequent proceedings—which certainly

Blackwall Hall factors in Catenton Street, and appear to have been harshly oppressive against

a branch settled at Marlbro in Wilts. Dr. Avery, the offending parties with a list of the etchings,

the second treasurer of Guy's Hospital, was reand a large amount of curious matter, are minutely

lated to the Averys of Newbury. They used the set forth in a publication entitled

arms confirmed by Cooke to Wm. Avery of Fill“ The Royal Etchings.' A Statement of Facts re

| ingby, co. Warwick-yiz. ermine on a pale enlating to the Origin, Object, and Progress of the Pro- | grailed azure, three lions' heads couped or.

It is very evident that the poem relates to the belfree (like the nurse to her whistle-bells) to quiet another Newbury than the English town. It suits

| thy disturbed mind; and thus (as the divine poet excelwell with the town of that name in North Caro

lently expresses it) to silence it with lina ; and possibly some reader of “N. & Q.” on

Look, look, what's here! A dainty golden thing?

See how the dancing bells turn round, and ring that shore of the Atlantic may be able to furnish

To please my bantling,'" &c. local traditions, to confirm the existence of rocks at Marble Head, and to identify Parson Avery as Mr. Ellacombe does not know. In my copy of

Can any one tell us who the “divine poet” is ? the pastor of colonists from Newbury, Berks, who the School of Recreation (1696) the above does named the new settlement after the home they

ement arter une nome eynot occur. had left in search of religious and civil freedom.

J. T. F.
North Kelsey, Brigg.
E. W.

Addison makes mention of baby's corals in The poem referred to is one of Whittier's, pub- | No. 1. of the Spectator, where, drawing a fanciful lished in his volume entitled Home Ballads.

portrait of himself, he says :A. E.

“The gravity of my behaviour at my very first apIRISH FORFEITURES (4th S. vi. 545.) - The pearance in the world seemed to favour my mother's books or book referred to by the Abbé MacGeo

dream ; for, as she has often told me, I threw away my

rattle when I was two months old, and would not make ghagan as accompanying the Report on Irish For

use of my coral till they had taken the bells from it." feitures in 1700, must be, I conclude, that rare Folume

The Spectator appeared in 1711, and its author "A List of the Claims as they are entred with the

was brought into the world with the gravity and Trustees at Chichester House on College Green, Dublin,

solemnity in the text recorded in 1672; so this on or before the Tenth of August, 1700." Fol. “ Dublin, takes us back two hundred years in the history of prioted by Joseph Ray, and are to be sold by Patrick the coral and bells.

JULIAN SIARMAN. Campbell, Bookseller, in Skinner Row, 1701.” The copy which belonged to William Luttrell

ECSTATICS (4th S. vi. 475.)-Last year there is in my Irish library. E. Pn. SHIRLEY.

was published a very able and interesting work

descriptive of the town and vicinity of Gbeel, the PATCHIN (4th S. vi. 249, 399, 486.) — Pannus, Bedlam of Belgium. The title of the book is the Latin equivalent of patch, is used by Pliny of Gheel, the City of the Simple, by the author of "a substance that grows on the tree Ægilops be- | Flemish Interiors, Chapman and Hall, 1869. It is sides the acorps.” (Pl. 16, 8, 13, § 35.) May not, dedicated to that distinguished philanthropist and therefore, the “ legend ” “We've got another Belgian savant, the late Dr. Ducpétiaux. Perhaps little chap at 'ome as this one 'ere ain't even so this might be of service to your inquirer. much as a patch upon” (“N. & Q.” p. 399) mean

EDMUND JOY. this “one ere" is no more to be compared with "the little chap at 'ome," than is the parasite

SAMPLERS (4th S. vi. 500.)—Presuming that upon the oak with the acorns ? Or may not a

M. D. does not desire to confine the specimens of simpler elucidation be found in the practice of

sampler poesy for which he asks to such as are

obtainable in the dwellings of the humbler classes, mending tattered garments ? The patch should be as like as may be to the material to be patched.

I send some lines worked on a sampler by one of Hence, when one person is very much unlike

my aunts at the age of nine : another, he may properly be said to be “no

“ Jesus, permit thy gracious name to stand

As the first work of Arabella's hand ! patchin for him." EDMUND TEw, M.A.

And while her fingers on the canvas move,

Engage her tender thoughts to seek thy love. THE ROCHESTER HOSPITAL (416 S. vi. 502.)

With thy dear children may she have a part, The word “ proctor" in connection with Watts's

And form thy image on her youthful heart. hospital is now understood to mean a privileged

" MARY ARABELLA PEARSON. beggar. It is used in this sense in the statutes of

“ July 11th, 1801.” Edw. VI, and Elizabeth. For an admirable ac I shall be glad to know if any of your correcount of the use of the word which so bothered spondents have met with these lines eleewhere, Kentish antiquaries of the last century see a paper as my aunt, who was taken to her rest just nine by Mr. William Brenchley Rye in Archeologia years later, was from an early age accustomed to Cantiara, vi. 52, 53.

GEORGE BEDO. versify in the style of the above. J. A. Pn. BABIES' BELLS (4th S. vi. 475.)- These are re- THE BOY-BISHOP OF THE PROPAGANDA FOR ferred to in the School of Recreation, or Gentleman's CIIRISTMAS (4th S. vi. 491.)-As NR. MAOCABE Tudor (edition of 1684), in the part about bell- has recently furnished two notes upon Christmas ringing, quoted in Ellacombe's Belfries and Ringers Customs and Boy-Bishops, I write to say that the p. 18):

custom exists even in our time at the Propaganda *Secondly, nor let the bells be made thy lullaby, to College of Rome of choosing on Christmas Eve down some dissatisfaction, and so make thee repair to (by ballot) a boy-bishop. The practice is said

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