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Edward I. Margaret, daughter of the King of France.

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Thomas Plantagenet, died 1338=Alice, daughter of Sir Roger Halys, of Harwich.
Margaret Plantagenet, Duchess of=John, third Earl Segrave, died 1353.

Norfolk, died 1399.
Lady Elizabeth Segrave=John, fourth Lord Mowbray, slain 1368.


I Thomas, sixth Lord Mowbray, Dake=Lady Elizabeth Fitzalan, daughter and coheiress of Richard, sixth of Norfolk, K.G., died 1413. Earl of Arundel, K.G., and widow of William de Montacute.

I Lady Margaret Mowbray=Sir Robert Howard, Knt., temp. Henry VI. Sir John Howard, Duke of Norfolk,=Catherine de Molines, daughter of William de Molines, and sixth in K.G., slain at Bosworth, 1485. descent from Edmund Plantagenet, Earl of Lancaster, brother to

Edward I. Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk,=Elizabeth, daughter and sole heiress of Sir Frederick Tilney, of K.G., died 1524.

Ashwell Thorpe, co. Norfolk, widow of Sir Humphrey Bouchier. Lady Elizabeth Howard=Thomas Boleyne, Earl of Wiltshire and Ornionde, K.G., died 1538. Lady Mary Boleyne, sister of Queen=William Carey, died 1528. Anne Boleyn, wife of Hen. VIII.

Henry Carey, first Lord Hunsdon,=Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Morgan, Knt.

K.G., died 1596.
Sir John Carey, third Lord Hung.=Mary, daughter of Leonard Hyde, of Throgkyn, Herts.

don, died 1617. Hon.

Bla n'che Carey=Sir Thomas Wodehouse, Bart., M.P., of Kimberley, died 1658.

1 Anne Wodehouse, third daughter=Robert Suckling, of Woodton, High Sheriff of Norfolk 1664, died 1690.

1 Robert Suckling, eldest son, died=Sarah, daughter of Maurice Shelton, of Shelton, co. Norfolk.

1708. Rev. Maurice Suckling, second son,=Anne, eldest daughter of Sir Charles Turner, Bart., of Warham, by Prebendary of Westminster. Mary his wife, sister of the celebrated Sir Robert Walpole, K.G.

1 Catherine Suckling, died Dec., 1767=Rev. Edmund Nelson, M.A., rector of Burnham Thorpe, co. Norfolk.

Viscount Nelson of the Nile, killed at Trafaigar, 1805, died s.p.

FRANCIS H. RELTON. 9, Broughton Road, Thornton Heath.

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"RICHARD II.' AND THE SPANISH Chronicle,' “He became so greatlie disTRAGEDY.'

comforted, that sorrowfullie lamenting his I THINK The Spanish Tragedy’has exerted miserable state, he utterlie despaired of his a marked influence upon 'Richard II.' in the owene safetie," he might think of the non-historical parts. "Much of the influence following lines :is more felt than proved, because (according Vic. Then rest we here awhile in our unrest, to Prof. Schick) Shakespeare. no doubt, And feed our sorrows with some inward sighs, acted in 'The Spanish Tragedy.

For deepest cares break never into tears, Act I. sc. ii. of Kyd's play is, in its general But wherefore sit I in a regal throne ? outline, suggestive of Richard II.,' °Act I. This better fits a wretch's endless moan,

(Falls to the ground. 'In each two nobles are rivals; the Yet this is higher than my fortunes reach, king makes his award, which is not destined And therefore better than my state deserves. to endure. But the King of Spain (ll. 175-8) Ay, ay, this earth, image of Melancholy, &c. exercises real royalty (op. 'Richard II.,'

Act I. 8C. iii. 5-14. Act I. sc. i.).

If he thought of this, I fancy this passage is When Shakespeare read in Holinshed's | the germ of Richard's despairing speech in

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Act III. sc. ii. ; whilst the continuation of Lor. My lord, though Bellimperia seems thus •The Spanish Tragedy,' Act I. sc. iii., and its coy, pendant, Act III. sc. i., would then have Let reason hold you in your wonted joy: suggested the unstable feelings of King And she in time will fall from her disdain Richard. For despondency is followed by And rue the suffrance of your friendly pain. wrath, which in turn gives place to Bal. No, she is wilder, and more hard withal, revulsion of feeling; and the Viceroy's words Than beast, or bird,

or tree, or stony wall

, dart forth, as it were, from his heart, without But wherefore blot I Bellini peria's name?

It is my fault, not she, that merits blame.
a moment's consideration, just like a child's,
and in harmony with the “boyishness" of Yet might she love me for my valiancy.
Richard's mind. In reading that scene I Ay, but that's slandered by captivity.
involuntarily think of Scroop's words :- Yet might she love me to content her sire.

Ay, but her reason masters his desire.
Sweet love, I see, changing his property,
Turns to the sourest and most deadly hate.

Six more such lines.
There are several états d'âme in 'Richard II.' And doubt not but we'll find some remedy.

Lor. My lord, for my sake leave this ecstasy, which may have had their prototypes in 'The Some cause there is that lets you not be loved. Spanish Tragedy.' In utter despondency First that must needs be known and then removed. the Viceroy exclaims :

What, if my sister love some other knight?

Bal. My summer's day will turn to winter's Let Fortune do her worst, She will not rob me of this sable weed.

night. *

Lor. I have already found a stratagem.
I. iii. 19, 20.

II. i. 1-40. So Richard says:

Lor. Where words prevail not violence prevails. My crown I am; but still my griefs are mine: You may my glories and my state depose,

How likes Prince Balthazar this stratagen? But not my griefs ; still am I king of those.

Bal. Both well and ill: it makes me glad and IV. i. 191-3.

sadFurther on in that scene Richard exclaims :- Glad that I know the hind'rer of my love ;

Sad, that I fear......&c. (several lines). The shadow of my sorrow! ha! let's see:

I think Horatio be my destined plague ; Tis very true, my grief lies all within ;

First, in his hand he brandished a sword, And these external manners of laments

And with that sword......(several lines). Are merely shadows to the unseen grief

Now in his mouth he carries pleasing words, That swells with silence in the tortured soul.

Which pleasing words do harbour sweet conceits, IV.i. 294-8.

Which sweets......(several lines]. So the Viceroy had before him said :

But in his fall I'll tempt the destinies,

And either lose my life, or win my love. ......feed our sorrows with some inward sigh,

Lor. Let's go, my lord: your staying stays revengeFor deepest cares break never into tears.

Do you but follow me, and gain your love;
I. iii. 6, 7.

Her favours must be won by his remove.
A bold suggestion follows: Is the self-

II, i. 110-38. rebuke of the Viceroy (I. iii. 33-37) the And not by long speeches ! speech in embryo of Gaunt which paled King In Richard's Queen I feel there is a remiRichard's cheek? Such rebuke had to be niscence of Bellimperia and of Isabella. The placed in another's mouth, since self-rebuke former has lent her sweetness: the parting would have destroyed our pity for the King of Richard and his Queen contains echoes of -a pity, whose fountain-head is, in my The Spanish Tragedy,' II. ii. and iv., where opinion, his inability to comprehend the evil Bellimperia and Horatio have their love inherent in his arbitrary acts.

strife. The forebodings of the Queen, whose Now compare Lorenzo and Balthazar with character is wholly fictitious, may have been Bolingbroke and Richard as contrasts of suggested by~ mental states. There is a certain well

Hor. What means my love? organized and limited fund of strength in Bel.

I know not what myself, Lorenzo, a certain practical turn of mind, a And yet my heart foretells me some mischance. certain coldness and want of sentiment,

II. iv. 14-16. which is suggestive of Bolingbroke. There On the other hand, when Isabella saysis in Balthazar a certain yearning, and a No, not an herb within this garden plothabit of allowing his imagination to soar Accursed complot of my misery! under the impulse of the senses, which Fruitless for ever may this garden be, reminds of Richard. The general Barren the earth, and blessless whosoe'er contrast in the characters of Bolingbroke An Sastern wind, commixed with noisome air,

Imagines not to keep it unmanur'd ! and Richard is visible in the following -extracts :

* Op. • Richard II.,' III. ii. 218.

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Shall blast the plants and the young saplings ; titulus in the sense of Kepala, either in The earth with serpents shall be pesterèd...... classical Latin or in the Latin of the VulI think there can be little doubt that it was gate; but titulus must have had this sense in with these words ringing in his ears that Romanic, as is proved by the Spanish tilde: Shakespeare composed the spiteful speech of and the other forms cited by Diez (ed. 1878, the Queen in the garden scene.

p. 491). On the other hand, a German Again, there seems in the Duchess's rebuke etymology is required for the tüttel (or tütel) to John of Gaunt an echo of Bellimperia's of Luther. This word, according to Weigand speech

and Kluge, is a diminutive forın of German Is this the love thou bear'st Horatio ?

tütte, which means a teat or nipple. It is possible that the "titel" of Wyclif is

' Hieronimo, are these thy passions,

Romanic and Latin, and that the "tittle" of Thy protestations and thy deep laments,

the English Bible is due to the influence of That thou were wont to weary men withal ?* Luther's rendering.

A. L. MAYHEW. O unkind father!

SPLITTING FIELDS OF ICE.-At the close of Thus to neglect the loss and life of him

his discursive and engaging essay 'A Good Whom both my letters and thine own belief Assures thee to be causeless slaughtered !

Word for Winter, which stands second in There are many small echoes phrases of Russell Loweil quotes the following passage

the miscellany entitled 'My Study Windows, lament or despair which recall ‘Richard II.'

from Wordsworth's ‘Prelude,' i. 538 :

4, Sydenham Villas, Cheltenham.

And, interrupting oft that eager game,
From under Esthwaite's splitting fields of ice

The pent-up air, struggling to free itself, TITTLE": ITS ETYMOLOGY. This word Gave out to meadow groupds and hills a loud occurs twice in the New Testament (Matt.

Protracted yelling, like the noise of wolves v. 18; Luke xvi. 17), as a rendering of the The essayist considers this to refer to "the

Howling in troops along the Bothnic Main. Greek Kepala, for which the Vulgate has apex. So in Matt. v. 18 the Greek has stifled shriek of the lake as the frost throttles iwra ev ý uía kepaía, in Vulgate "iota unum it," and adds that Thoreau "calls it admirably

" aut unus apex.

In his deduction he overThe word is spelt "title" well a whoop.' in the Authorized Version, ed. 1611, and looks the gradual effects of what has been " titel” in Wyclif's version, ed. 1388. In the finely called "the silent ministry of frost," modern copies of Luther's Bible the word is which does not throttle a lake, but with quiet written "Titel"; but according to Büch- insinuation subdues it under its adamantine mann, in 'Geflügelte Worte' (ed. 1905), p. 58, with the growl and boom that come with the

grasp. Wordsworth's description is concerned “ In der

Septemberbibel schreibt Luther tittle' d. i. Tüttel, Pünktchen.” This, of gentle influence of a decided thaw. It is course, would be a very good rendering of when the ice is splitting, not when it is being the original kepaia, which is used in the two formed, that the pent-up air roars into the passages to signify one of the little strokes heard this phenomenal peal, as the writer

expansiveness of freedom. Whoever has by which in Hebrew writing, one letter differs from another. What, then, is the has done, on a lonely moor at midnight, has etymology of the "tittle" of our' Bibles? encountered one of the most dismal and In the dictionaries we find two explanations thrilling cries of Nature. Russell Lowell, of the word. Somo as, for instance,

although he misinterprets the poet, had proRichardson and Webster-suggest that the bably heard it, for he dexterously withdraws titel (tittle) of our English Bibles is identical from the subject with the appropriate remark with the Tüttel of Luther; while some-as

that "it is a noise like none other, as if Skeat and Annandale-put forward a Latin from under the earth.”



oaning inarticulately derivation for our "tittle," proposing to

THOMAS BAYNE. identify it with a late Latin titulus. It is

DUCKING THE MAYOR AND CONSTABLE. not very easy to decide between these two The Standard of 16 September is responsible etymologies. It is very possible that we for the following, of which I can find no have in the above-mentioned forms repre-account in the various volumes of N. & Q.': sentatives of two distinct words- & Latin

A curious old custom was observed in Tiverton and a German word. The Latin word may [Devon), when the Mayor and members of the Corbe titulus. It is true that we do not find poration, accompanied by boys carrying white

wands, and a party of men carrying hatchets, * It is well to bear in mind that this upbistorical perambulated the town leat to see whether there interview had to be invented.

had been any encroachments. A stream of water

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was presented to the town in 1256 by Isabella, and 56 (then one house), and with him Hoole, Countess of Devon, and it is in order that this the translator of Tasso. Reynolds resided much - prized inheritance may be preserved un here for two years after his arrival in impaired that periodical perambulations take place.


artist of Worlidge, an

some At various places en route Mr. W. E. Williams read a proclamation as bailiff of the hundred, and there celebrity, who was famous for his etchings was much horse-play, during which the Mayor and in the manner of Rembrandt, died in this the Head.Constable were thrown into the stream, house in 1766. Richard Brinsley Sheridan When at last the source of the stream was reached lived in it for some years; many of the da vish hospitality was dispensed by the Mayor (Mr; letters in Moore's Life of Sheridan' are H. Mudford), and old English sports were indulged in."

addressed to him here. Mrs. Robinson, EVERARD HOME COLEMAN. George IV.'s Perdita, appears to have lived 71, Brecknock Road.

in this house shortly after her marriage in

1773. She describes the house in her memoirs CROWN STREET, Sono.-With the demoli

a large old-fashioned mansion......the tion of Nos. 135 to 143, Charing Cross Road, property of the widow of Mr. Worlidge"; we have lost the last group of buildings pre- but it is improbable that her husband, who serving the appearance of Crown Street, was an attorney's clerk, could have occupied that ceased to exist when the present the whole of the house. He was probably & thoroughfare was completed in 1887.- Origi: lodger.

Јону НЕВв. nally Hog Lane, once known as Elde (old) Lane, it was a narrow winding lane, and “no doubt it derived its first name from the

Queries. pigs that fed along its sides when it had

WE must request correspondents desiring in. green hedges and deep ditches on either formation on family matters of only private interest side" ("Old and New London, vol. iii. p. 196). to affix their names and addresses to their queries, In 1762 it received a more dignified appella- in order that answers may be sent to them direct tion from the “ Rose and Crown” Tavern that stood at the corner of one of its side NELSON'S UNIFORM.—Do your readers know turnings, Rose Street.

of any, (accredited) portrait of Lord Nelson Its most interesting building was the attired in a dark green, but otherwise appaGreek Church, commenced in 1676, which, rently naval uniform, with cocked hat and becoming a French Protestant chapel, was wearing all his orders, and with both eyes immortalized by Hogarth introducing it into uninjured ? I have lately seen two such his well-known picture 'Noon. The actual portraits, similar in every respect, except doorway there depicted muy still be seen on that one was painted on an old snuff-box the south wall of St. Mary's Church, which (wooden), and the other was a painting on occupies the site; and an inscription in Greek copper. Of course, one associates dark recording the original erection of the build- blue" with naval dress; but the portraits I ing is in its place over the west door.

have seen are certainly intended for Nelson, A great deal of interesting matter relating and are cleverly executed. But the green to this building and its immediate sur- uniform is decidedly puzzling. H. H. H. roundings was contributed to The Gentleman's Folkestone. Magazine, June, 1833 (vol. ciii. pp. 52-3), by Thos. Leverton Donaldson, Professor of Archi

DEN AND BRICE FAMILIES.- I am anxious tecture at London University. I have his to discover something about the family of original MSS., but they differ so slightly from James Den or Denne. He was born in 1720, the printed text as not to be worth quoting. and married in 1754, in London, as his second That excellent little volume Soho and its wife, Margaret Brice, daughter of Hugh Brice, Associations,' edited by Mr. Clinch from of....., by his wife Margaret Hippesley, Dr. Rimbault's MSS., deals exhaustively with daughter of John Hippesley, of Stone the history of the church and its site, and Easton, co. Somerset. this practically is all that constitutes the

James Den had by his second marriage & story of Crown Street. ALECK ABRAHAMS.

daughter Catherine, she was born in 1760,

and married in 1780 William Lygon, afterGREAT QUEEN STREET, No. 56. — James wards first Earl Beauchamp. Boswell is not the only celebrity connected James Den died before 1780. He had a with the house No. 56, Great Queen Street, son who died (? drowned at sea) early in the to the front of which the London County nineteenth century-whether son of first or Council have recently affixed a commemora- second marriage I do not know. Lady Beautive label. Hudson, the portrait-painter, Sir champ was sole executrix, Mrs. Den having Joshua Reynolds's master, lived at Nos. 55 died in 1808. Lady Beauchamp died in 1844.

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The Den arms, which have never been Lady Wellesley, Lady Stafford, and the registered, are Arg., three lions rampant sa., Duchess of Leeds, respectively; He was in a chief or. The Brice arms are Sa., a griffin London from 1825 till 1839, and during that passant, wings addorsed, or.

period painted Mrs. Hemans, several memThere is no information in Dublin about bers of the Baring family, probably Samuel James Den, nor was any will proved between Rogers and Joseph Bonaparte. I am very 1760 and 1780 of any James Den who could anxious to obtain information about all of have been the man, although there is a these portraits, and especially the names of tradition he was Irish.

their resent owners, or of the galleries Perhaps a query in your valuable journal where the paintings are. West also painted may produce some information as regards various fancy_subjects, from the writings of the Dens and the Brices. It is possible Washington Irving and others, and several it has been tried before, , as several people of these pictures are said to have been exhiare, and have been for some time, trying to bited at the Royal Academy. Particulars of find out about James Den; but even in that these also will be greatly valued. case genealogical studies have so increased

J. H. INGRAM. in the last few years that fresh information may be forthcoming.


CLUB CUP.-Can you give me any assistGovernment House, Isle of Man.

ance in finding out the history of some club

(supposed) whose custom it was to drink out CHAPBOOKS AND BROADSIDES. I have in of cups in the shape of a hand in china, with my library a collection of chapbooks and a heart in the centre of the palm? The broadsides published by the following fingers and thumb are, of course, hollow, printers : W. Brooke, Lincoln; A. & G. to hold the liquor, which would have to be Swindells, 8, Hanging Bridge, Manchester; drained at once, as the proper position of the Willis, Old Churchyard, Manchester ; Hark-cup, when standing, is with the wrist downness, 121, Church Street, Preston ; C. Warker, ward. A friend of mine has two such cups, Bridge Street, Runcorn; W. Ford, York and he is anxious to find out something of Street, Sheffield ; Todd, Easingwold.

their history. If you by chance know of any Any information concerning these printers, club called the Heart and Hand, and could and the period covered by their work, would refer me to any book on the subject, I should be highly appreciated by

be very much obliged. F. P. PENNY.. R. F. BROTANEK, Assistant Keeper of the Imperial Library. WORFIELD CHURCHWARDENS' ACCOUNTS.I. Josephsplatz, Vienna.

I shall be most grateful to any reader of "VAULTING AMBITION.”—I should like to following extracts from the church wardens'

'N. & Q.' who can throw any light on the know whether the famous line in ‘Macbeth,' accounts of Worfield, Salop, which I am I. vii. 27 (31 Furness),

now editing: Vaulting ambition which o'er leaps itself,

1529. It' for glovers shreddes vjd. [In the accounts has ever been printed as follows,

of Roydon, Essex, for 1604, there is a Vaulting anibition which o'er leaps its selle,

similar payment for wool glovers' shreds."] in some old accepted edition of the play; or

It for caryeng of blood from bruge [Bridgwhether selle for self is merely one of the 1530. It paid for hurting his rope sijd.

porth) xijd. emendations suggested by previous commen- 1533. It' John Barker & Ric' mecher be chosen into tators (Singleton, perhaps) before the Carn- light of halhallows. bridge editors issued their version. Can any 1935. It' for yo hoper for hopyog the gret vessell &

1534. It' for wax to Rondull' roodes vjd. Shakespeare student enlighten me on the

makyng a weugh (wough ?] ixd. subject? HENRY,

H. B. WALTERS. French translator of the Sonnets. (Such reading is, we believe, only conjectural, and

REGISTERS OF ST. KITTS.–Are there any is found in no early or authoritative edition.] registers extant of the births, deaths, and WILLIAM EDWARD WEST, an account of since that island came into our possession ?

marriages that have happened at St. Kitts whose portraits of Shelley appears in The

GREGORY GRUSELIER. Century Magazine for October, and who

[See 9th S. xii. 455.] painted a well-known portrait of Byron (of which some replicas are supposed to SCALLIONS.—The lich-gate of the churchhave been made), painted the portraits of yard at Presteign, Radnorshire, bore some several other notabilities. When in Paris, sixty years ago the name of “The Scallions," in 1824, he painted the Catons, afterwards but having left there in childhood I cannot

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