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ruption have been accustomed to expose the literary success introduced him to the subbodies of their dead, to Robert Xavier Mur: librarianship at the Collège Mazarin. He phy, a talented young Irishman, editor of immediately took up with erudition deep and The Bombay Times and Oriental translator to varied, which had a most singular effect upon the Indian Government, who died 26 Feb. him. The deeper he went the more he lost ruary, 1857, in the fifty-fourth year of his age. of grace and simplicity, he became hard and
Murphy was a contributor to The Dublin dialectic, and in his clouded imagination University Magazine from 1847 to 1850, and sought celebrity as a sage. So at last, says probably later. Sir George Birdwood suggests his biographer, he quitted reason altogether. that it was in an article in this magazine Perhaps we might say rather, that he found that the phrase "towers of silence” was first Rousseau and Voltaire. He was twenty-eight employed, but avows his inability to under- when Rousseau died, and he managed to take the task of tracing where and when it embitter completely his life by his writings, was first used, and desires that younger especially by his Pseaumes Nouvellement. hands may perform this labour of love. Découverts,' published as by S. Ar. Lamech,
JOHN HEBB. the anagram of his name.
What I want to know of him is this. J. B. L NUTTING : “THE Devil's NUTBAG.”—The Germond, who republished the dictionary, nuts are ripe, and nutting parties have writes thus : "Nous avons donc rétabli tous found pleasure in a day's nutting in the les noms, sauf deux, dont notre gratitude woods in many a Midland district. Each lad and lass carried a putting bag, and a secret." Can anybody point out which these
nous a fait un devoir de ne point trahir le hooked stick with which to pull within two are? The secret of who they were would hand-reach the hazel branches loaded with be of some interest also ; and it is possible tempting nuts projecting from the beards in that in the lapse of time, now more than a which they grow.
When the nut-noses begin to brown, and the green beards shrivel and century, the secret may have transpired of
C. A. WARD. turn grey at the tips, then are they ripe, and
Walthamstow. then nutting may begin. Sticks and nut. bags were often household belongings, handed DUCHESS OF CANNIZARO.-In a diary of down from one set of young folks to another, the year 1831 I find occasional mention of a and the crooked stick was as much prized as “Duchess of Cannizaro." I shall be greatly the nutbag. Why in such an entertainment obliged to any of your readers who will tell a nutting bag should be connected in any me who this lady was. She gave parties at way with the devil does not appear; but Cannizaro, Wimbledon, and I believe her to it was common enough, on looking into the have been English by birth. E. M. bag to find how its filling was going on, to remark that it was “as black as the devil's FARRANT'S ANTHEM" LORD, FOR THY TENnutbag. In gathering nuts some are found DER MERCY'S SAKE.”—I have a note that the fair without, and dead within. These are, or words of this beautiful anthem are from at any rate were, called “def” nuts or “det" Lydley's Prayers, but I cannot find who nuts, and the "def” were said to have been Lydley was, or the date of his · Prayers.' He touched by the devil, much as a little later is not mentioned in the ‘D.N.B., or in any op will be said of blackberries, when frost has other biographical work to which I have nipped them, that the "devil has cast his access. Can any of your contributors en. hoof over them.”
Thos. RATCLIFFE. lighten mo? Farrant was Master of the Worksop.
Choristers of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and died in 1580.
J. A. HEWITT.
The Rectory, Cradock, S. Africa.
CHAUNCY CORRESPONDENCE, &c.
I am formation on family matters of only private interest anxious to meet with any letters in the hand. to affix their names and addresses to their queries, writing of Sir Henry Chauncy, the Hertfordin order that answers may be sent to them direct.
shire historian. He must have had an ex
tensive correspondence with persons in the SYLVAIN MARÉCHAL.- This man wrote that county relating to his work between 1680 and strange book the ‘Dictionnaire des Athées.' | 1700, but the only manuscript I have, up to He began as a somewhat successful poet at the present, discovered is the original draft twenty-one, and was remarkable for the of the preface to his ‘History of Hertfordharmony of his versification and the light- shire,' in the possession of a descendant. I ness, grace, and gaiety of his manner. His am loth to believe that all else has perished,
and I shall be very grateful if any possessor in a small Edition, 'for the Author,'-the Book.
seller there (I believe the only one in the Town) would notify me of the existence of letters or other manuscripts and permit me to inspect wisely declining to purchase the copyright ;-of
course, he only sold the work by commission, them.
W. B. GERISH,
leaving me responsible for the expense of printing. Bishop's Stortford.
A new Poem publish'd in this corner of the King.
dom was an extraordinary event, and excited some OSCAR WILDE BIBLIOGRAPHY. I am curiosity there. It was thought to contain some preparing a bibliography of Oscar Wilde's smart lines, and was in everybody's hands; but, writings. Can you help me to trace the first alas! not at all to the author's profit ;-the Aberpublication of (1) The Harlot's House,' (2) deenites were in general like Rory Macleod, great *Lord Arthur Savile's Crime'? The date of economists ;--the prodigal few who had bought my the former is before 13 June, 1885, on which lent it again
to others, and the others to others,
production lent it to their frugal neighbours; who date a parody, called The Public-House,' ad infinitum ;-80 that about
one hundred copies was printed in The Sporting Times.
were thumb'd through the town, while all the The story of Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' rest remaind clean and uncut upon the shelf
of the bibliopolist. He sent me his account, appeared in some periodical before July,
some time afterwards, enclosing the Printer's Bill, 1891, when it was issued in book form with - by which it appear'd that I was several pounds other stories. It is possible one or both debtor for the publication ;-but, then, I became appeared in The Court and Society Review or sole Proprietor of all the unsold copies, which were in Society, but I am unable to find either of return'd to me--all of which I put into the fire,these publications in the Bodleian, nor does save one, which happen'd to turn up a few days ago, the former seem to be in the British Museum right schoolboy trash, and consign'd it to the fate of
in looking over old papers. I found it to be down. Catalogue.
its predecessors. I hope that there is now no trace In gtb S. xii. 85 are three verses of a of this puerile stuff extant." poem by Wilde, beginning “The Thames Has any copy survived of this Aberdeen Nocturne of Blue and Gold." Can you tell publication ? It is not to be found in the me whence MR. HEBB got this version? It local” collections of the Aberdeen Unidiffers very considerably from that given in versity Library or Public Library, nor yet The World for 2 March, 1881, and also from in the British Museum, Bodleian, or Advothe version in the collected edition of the cates' Library.
P. J. ANDERSON. • Poems' in the same year.
STUART MASON. THE PIGMIES AND THE CRANES.—How can c/o Shelley Book Shop, Oxford.
I get a print, drawing, or photograph of this
H. T. BARKER. GEORGE COLMAN'S MAN OF THE PEOPLE.' "Finding that I could tag rhymes," writes SPANISH FOLK - LORE.
I George Colman the younger, in his amusing travelled by night in the company of & 'Random Records,'
muleteer between Avila and Segovia in Spain. “I sat down, immediately on my return from To while away the time he told me the
story Laurencekirk (to Old Aberdeen], to write a poen; of St. Peter and the Charcoal-Burner,' which but I had the same want as a great genius, pot then, roughly amounted to the following, of which I believe, born, and since dead, I wanted a hero. I should like to know the source, and whether The first at hand—I found him in the last news. paper, lying on my table, which had arrived from it may be found in print in any Spanish London was the renown'd Orator and Statesman, collection of folk-lore. Christ and S. Pedro Charles Fox, who was then term’d, in all Whig pub were wandering one night on the mountains lications, the ‘Man of the People. I accordingly in winter, when the latter spied the hut of a gave the sanie title to my Poem; knowing little charcoal-burner. They took refuge there more of politicks, and the Man of the People, than the Man in the Moon! In one particular of my from the storm. The charcoal-burner gave work, I follow'd the example of a Poet whose style them what he had, which was not much. was somewhat different from my own; I allude to After a time a knock came at the door : it one John Milton. Milton has, in most people's was St. John. And again a knock: it was opinion, taken Satan for the Hero of his Paradise St. Matthew ; and so on all night till there Lost; I, therefore, made my hero as diabolical as need be, -blackening the Right Honourable Charles
were the twelve apostles in the hut with James till I made him (only in his politicks re- Christ. In the morning they went away. member) as black as the Devil himself ;-and, to Only St. Peter remained to thank the char. mend the matter, I praised to the skies Lord North, coal-burner, offering him what he would as paywho had lost us America ! This notable effusion
ment. I publish'd (but suppressid my name) at Aberdeen,
After many excuses the charcoal
burner, who guessed who they were, asked * "Some short prefatory matter to the poem was
that he might always win at cards! This dated Bamff, - a town thirty miles, and upwards, St. Peter granted. When at last the man north-west of Aberdeen."
came to die he found he had done neither
p. iv) this
good nor harm with his gift. So he said to used on that line was manufactured in his angel, " Take me to the bedside of the first England ? Through the instigation of King poor soul who is in danger of hell.” And his Leopold I., Messrs. Simonds and De Riddel, angel took him to the bedside of a lawyer in two well-known Belgian engineers, were sent Madrid, where sat the devil. The charcoal- over to England to report on the working of burner played cards with the devil and won the two railways then in existence, and on from him the soul of the lawyer. Any infor- the strength of this report the Belgian mation to
EDWARD HUTTON. Parliament voted eighteen million francs 32, Ashworth Mansions, Maida Vale, W. for the purpose of railway construction in “ TINTERERO.”-I have come
Belgium. A contemporary states that the
across the word " tinterero,” in a French book, as the first engine and carriages were sent over
line was laid by English workmen, and the name of a huge sea-animal. In the vocabu: from England. I should like to know if lary it gives this as an English word also, but there is any authority for this statement. English dictionaries, &c., have been searched
FREDERICK T. HIBGAME. in vain for any answer to the question, What is tinterero"? I should be grateful W. R. BEXFIELD, Mus.Doc.-I find in the for any information on the subject.
Anthem Book' of Wells Cathedral (Index, R. S. V. P.
mentioned as “assistant SNAITH PECULIAR COURT.-Can any reader organist of Norwich Cathedral, died 18_"
Can of 'N. & Q.' tell me where I may find the
any reader supply the two missing digits ?
T. WILSON. marriage licences issued by the Peculiar
Harpenden. Court of Snaith, in Yorkshire, prior to 1850 ? After that date they are in known custody. GLANVILLE, EARL OF SUFFOLK. In Mr.
WM. CLEMENT G. KENDALE. Glanville-Richards's Records of the Anglo'Book of LoughscUR.'—Can any one give Norman House of Glanville' two or three me a clue to a book, presumably in manu
early members of the Glanville family in
But script, called 'The Book of Loughscur; or, England are styled Earls of Suffolk. History of the Reynolds Family · A friend G. E. C. knows no Earls of Suffolk of this of mine, about a year or eighteen months ago, had fallen into an error for which he alone
name, and I had concluded that Mr. Richards whilst visiting near Kesh, in co. Fermanagh, heard of it from some one who said she had
was responsible. I chanced, ho er, the seen it some years previously; but he was other day upon the following entries in Papunable to discover anything further about it worths - Ordinary,' which seem to support
Mr. Richards's views : “Arg., a chief danMRS. MARY WILLIAMS.
cetty az., Glanvile, Earl of Suffolk"; "Arg., a
I have in my chief az., Glanvil, Earl of Suffolk. Turning possession a will of Mrs. Mary Williams, of then to Burke's Armory,'I found, s.v. GlanCecil Street, apparently in St. Martin's-in- ville, the following statement: "Ranulph de the-Fields. She appears to have been con- Glanville, Baron de Bromholme, co. Suffolk, nected by marriage with Mary and Sarah temp. William the Conqueror, ancestor of the Cudworth, William Avery, Ann, Lydia, the Earls of Chester and Sufloik.” I should be Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth, and Capt. Charles glad to know how the belief arose that the Carter, Rebecca Hall, Lady Drake and her Glanvilles were ever Earls of Suffolk, and at sister Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Elizabeth Min. what date it originated. It appears that shall, Mrs. Mary Savage, Miss Katherine and their only connexion with this earldom lies Miss Ann Money.
in the fact that Michael de la Pole, Earl of I should be obliged if any of your readers Suffolk 1385-8, inarried Catherine, daughter could identify the family Carter, Rebecca and heiress of John Wingfield by Elizabeth, Hall, or others of those to whom reference is daughter and heiress of Sir Ralph Glanville made. J. C. WHITEBROOK. (G. E. C., Complete Peerage').
C. L. GLANVILLE. FIRST RAILWAY ON THE CONTINENT.—The first Belgian railway, which was also the RICHARDS BARONETS.—Sir James Richards first railway on the Continent, was in. (son of John Richards) was created a baronet augurated 5 May, 1835, nearly ten years on 22 February, 1683/4, and married twice : after the Stockton and Darlington Railway, by his first wife he was father of Sir John which was opened in 1825. It ran from Richards, second baronet, who died s.p., and Brussels to Malines, à distance of about by his second marriage Sir James had (i) Sir twenty-one kilometres. Can any reader of Joseph, who succeeded as third baronet; (2) ‘N. & Q.' tell me whether the first eagine Sir Philip, who succeeded his brother as
fourth baronet, and married the daughter of with Thomas Wriothesley, first Earl of Souththe Duke of Montemar in Spain, and had ampton, by legacies to Lady Anne Lawrence, issue ; (3) James Richards, of Cadiz ; (4) whom she twice described as her sister. The Lewis Richards, who died before March, 1736, biographers of Thomas Pounde who have leaving five children. I am endeavouring to written his mother down an Anne have contrace the descendants of Sir Philip, the fourth fused her, as regards her Christian name, baronet, and those of his brother Lewis, who with this sister, the wife and widow of Sir died about 1736, and shall feel grateful for Oliver Lawrence, Knt., of Creech Grange, any. notes or information respecting this Dorset, whom MR. WAINEWRIGHT has already family. There is no pedigree of it in Heralds' mentioned. College.
W. W. RICHARDS. I am unable to name the year in which Grenfell House, Mutley, Plymouth.
William Pounde, Thomas Pounde's father,
died; but his burial was evidently at FarBeplies.
lington, which lies west of Bedhampton, as
his widow expressed in her will a desire to THOMAS POUNDE, S.J.
be buried in Farlington Church, by his (10th S. iv. 184.)
side. He had bought from the Crown, in THOMAS was the eldest son of William 1540, the manor of Farlington, which Pounde, of Belmont or Beamond, near Bed- had been part of the possessions of the hampton, to the west of Havant, Hants, by dissolved priory of Southwick (Letters his wife Ellen, a sister of the Lord Chan- and Papers temp. Hen. VIII.,' vol. cellor who was created Earl of Southampton. p. 412); and he was the younger of the His mother survived his father, and remained sons of the William Pounde, Esq., who, as a widow, with her home at Belmont, until MR. WAINEWRIGHT has stated, died on 5 July, her death, which occurred between 25 Sep- 1525. William Pounde, sen., the grandfather tember, 1589, the date of her will, and of Thomas Pounde, was the son and heir of 15 October, 1589, when the will was proved. Sir John Pounde, Knt., and was a person It appears from this will (P.C.C. 75 Leicester) of considerable position and property, par. that Thomas Pounde had three brothers and ticularly in Hampshire, where he was in the one sister. The brothers were : 1. Richard, commission of the peace. See his will, dated who probably died before his mother, as by 24 October, 1524, and proved on 20 July, 1525, her will she entrusted the up-bringing of his P.C.C. 36 Bodfelde; and the five inquisitions two children, Henry and William, to their which in consequence of his death were taken uncle Thomas; 2. John, to whom a legacy in and between July and October, 1525, at was to be paid "upon his own demand," a Chelmsford, Andover, Southampton, Midcondition perhaps inserted account hurst, and London, ‘Inq. post Mortem,' C. of doubt whether he was still alive; 3. vol. xliii. Nos. 29, 30, 42; vol. xliv. Nos. 89, Henry, who was evidently alive, and who 143 (Record Office). Two only of his children had a wife named Honora. The legacy to are mentioned by Berry (“Hants Genealogies, Henry was conditional upon his not inter- 194), viz., his elder son Anthony and his ineddling with his mother's estate : so she eldest daughter Catharine (whom MR. W AINEhad probably experienced trouble from WRIGHT has converted into Charlotte). These him, as
well from Thomas, whose were children he had by his earlier marriage debts to the amount of seven score pounds with Mary Heyno. But his will informs us she had paid, besides bearing "other greate that he had younger daughters by a later charges ” on his account. The sister, who marriage with a lady whom he calls Edborowe was appointed executrix of the wilí, was (Edburga), and also that he had a younger Anne, the wife of George Breton, and the son named William. I infer that this son mother by him of four sons-Henry, Dennis, was Edburga's child. At any rate, certain George, and Samuel-and three daughters, properties were settled by the will upon Anne, Elizabeth, and Ellen. The testatrix Edburga during her widowhood, and next devised to her daughter Anne and her grand- upon the son William as tenant-in-tail; and child Elizabeth, for their lives, with remainder as the properties so settled included the in fee to her grandchild Ellen, some land manor of Belmont, it is clear that this " Aderton
(Arreton), in the Isle of William was the father of Thomas Pounde, Wight, which had come to her as a gift from who was born at Belmont in 1539. Edburga her mother-in-law, Edboroe Upton. She who was an executrix of the will, found & constituted her cousins Thomas Uvedale and later husband in Nicholas Upton, and she Thomas White as the overseers of her will; died on 14 January, 1552/3. See the inquisiand she furnished a clue to lier connexion Ition of 1553, mentioned below.
Anthony Pounde, the elder son of William liam Pound, of Beamond (a younger son of Pounde, sen., inherited from his father pro- William Pound, of Drayton, by his second perties which included the manors of Dray. wife, Edburga, daughter of Thomas Troyes), ton, Hants, and Wickford, Essex. In 1525, by his wife Ellen, eldest daughter of William when his father died, he was twenty-three or Wriothesley, York Herald, and sister of Sir twenty-four years old, and he afterwards Thomas Wriothesley, first Earl of Southampmarried Anne Wingfield, who survived him ton, and also of the Lady Anne Lawrence. and became wife to John White, of South- According to the Farlington register, wick. He made his will and died in February, Thomas Pound was baptized on 29 May, 1538. 1546/7,* and the will was proved by his He had ten brothers and sisters, as will be widow on 14 May, 1547 (P.C.C. 35 Alen). He seen by the following entries, copied by me left three children by her, an only son Richard from the registers at Farlington some thirteen and two daughters, Honora and Mary. or fourteen years ago :Richard married Elizabeth, daughter of William Wayte, of Wymering, Hants, after a
Baptisms. deed of settlement between the parents, dated
1538. Thomas, son of Mr. William and Mrs. 4 April, 1542, and he died on 28 May, 1548, Helen Pound, 29 May.
, leaving an only son William, who died on
1539. William, son of William and Helen 20 June, the very next month. An inquisi- Pound, 24 May. tion upon this son's death was taken at
1541. John, son of William Pound and Winchester on 10 April, 1553, and his aunts
Helen, 10 Oct. Honora and Mary were returned as his co
1543. Richard, son of Mr. William Pound, heirs,'Inq. post Mortem,' C. vol. xcviii. No.58 9 April. (Record Office). Honora was sixteen and
1544. Anne Pound, daughter of Mr. William, Mary fourteen and a half years old when 11 Oct. their nephew died. Honora was married in
1545. Nicholas, son of William Pound, 1549 to Henry Ratcliffe, afterwards fourth 17 Oct. Earl of Sussex (Harl. Soc., xxiv. 14; G. E.C.'s
1548. Mary, daughter of Mr. William Pound,
23 Dec. * Peerage'); and according to Berry (loc. cit.), Mary becaine the wife of her cousin Edward,
1549. William, son of Mr. William Pound, the eldest son of John White, of Southwick,
15 Sept. by his marriage_(after the death of his wife
1551. Henry, son of Mr. William Pound, Anne, Anthony Pounde's widow) with Catha
9 July. rine, Anthony Pounde's sister, whom I have
1557. Jane Pound, daughter of William already mentioned. If this be correct, Edward Pound, Esquire, 7 July. White must have been considerably younger
Burials. than his wife Mary, for Anthony Pounde's widow was still alive, as John White's wife, July 22.
1546. Joan, daughter of William Pound, in 1553. See the inquisition of 1553, supra. The above sketch of the family of which
1547. William, son of Mr. William Pound,
8 Feb. Thomas Pounde was a member furnishes a
1559. Williain Pound, Esquire, of Farlingsolution to two of the problems set to us by
1566. Mary Pound, daughter of Ellen Winchester College, the true particulars of
1589. Ellen Pound, wife of William Pound, which I have long vainly desired to obtain. Esq., of Beamond, deceased the last day of I hope, however, to be able to tackle this September, and buried the 14th of October. problem also on some future occasion.
1613. Thomas Pound, Esq., was buried by H. C.
night the 1st of March. Beamond, or Belmont, the residence of the Anne Pound (born 1544), sister of Thomas, Pound family, was situate in the parish married George Breton, or Britton, of Michelí of Farlington, some six miles north-east of Park, co. Sussex, by whom she had issue Portsmouth; and Drayton is a hamlet in the Henry Breton (living at Soberton, Hants, same parish. The present Belmont Castle, in 1602, and had a son Beverley), Anne, on Portsdown Hill, is probably built on or Dennis, George, Samuel, Elizabeth, and near the site of the old house.
Ellen, all living in 1602.
Farlington for upwards of two hundred * He also was buried at Farlington. See Gentle. years ; but very little, beyond
what is given man's Magazine, lxx. ii. pp. 729 et seq.
by Berry in his Hampshire Pedigrees,' has