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supposing him to have been born about 1355. His assigned this coat to Richard Foxe, Bishop of will, dated at Norwicb, was proved at Lambeth in Winchester, and the same may be seen borno by 1427. (Genealogist, vi. 24.) J. H. WYLIE. Corpus Christi College, Oxford, founded by him Rochdale.
in 1516. This is figured in a small engraving in
the Oxford University Calendar of 1857. Lewis's BROUGHAM (7th S. iii. 407, 462).—We have an
• Topographical Dictionary,' published in 1848, evidence of the popular pronunciation of Lord gives. 8. v. “Oxford,” the arms of this college Brougham's name in the last lines of a skit upon
figured rather differently, viz., " Tierce in pale, in his elevation to the Lord-Chancellorship and its
centre arms of the see of Winchester ensigned by accompanying peerage. His lordship is compared a mitre, having on the dexter side the coat of to a crossing-sweeper, who
Foxe, and on the sinister that of Hugh Oldham, When be has done all his dirty work,
Bishop of Exeter," a considerable benefactor to He takes up his broom and valks (Brougham and Vaux]. I the college.
John PickFORD, M.A. E. VENABLES. Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge. PRECEDENCE IN CHORCA (7th S. ii. 361, 495;
ORPEN (7th S. iii. 389).-Can this be the same iii, 74, 157, 394, 500).-It is certainly most amus
as Orpin, à berb, according to Bailey, ed. 1736 ? ing to read the searching paper of questions pur
M.A.Oxon. porting to have been set and sent to the householders of St. Mary's, Beverley, which is printed Yam (7th S. iii. 189).-Inversion of May? at the last reference. In this sense it is worthy of pre
R. S. CHARNOCK. servation in the book of the chronicles of N. & Q.,'
ANTIGUGLER (7th S. iii. 328, 431).—I hope the but in an historical point of view it is utterly value-Editor will afford me space to say that I have a less. Unfortunately it is a thorough hoax; and no
silver funnel which seems to answer much to that one who knows the Archbishop of York could ever
described by MR. BUCKLEY as in use in his time have supposed that it was either drawn up by him
at Brasenose. Mine has a strainer, movable at or with his sanction. His Grace at once repudiated
pleasure, and the end of the funnel is curved so the authorship, and must have done so with a
as to touch the side of the decanter. I have often smile at human credulity.
used it for decanting port, and found it to emit John PICKFORD, M.A.
no sound and to cause no froth. The best way to Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge.
pour out stout is to put the mouth of the bottle to I was recently informed on good authority that the side of the glass, when no froth, or a very the circular alluded to by MR. WALFORD, and a little, is produced. EDMUND TEw, M.A. copy of which has been furnished by J. F. F., was issued by the parties opposed to the views | JORDELOO (7th S. iii. 26, 78, 117). —I fear that of the Archbishop of York : and I think this fact I have misled MR. WARREN in alluding to a note should be mentioned. In fact the circular was in Waverley.' The expression occurs in the text very much in the nature of a practical joke against of that work, chap. xxvii.:-the archbishop.
HENRY DRAKE.. "He was playing at quoits the other day in the court;
a gentleman, a decent-looking person enough, came past, HUGUENOT FAMILIES (7th S. iii. 89. 176. 257. / and as a quoit hit his sbin, he lifted his cane : But my
young bravo wbips out his pistol, like Beau Clincher in
the the Trip to the Jubilee,' and had not a scream of Gardez following title-page :-“An | Account of the l'eau, from an upper window, set all parties ascampering Establishments For Relieving | Poor Proselytes for fear of the inevitable consequences, the poor gentlewith an | Abstract of the Proceedings of the man would have lost his life by the hands of that little Commisioners | For that Purpose / from the 25tb cockatrice.” of December, 1720, to the 25th of December,
H. Gibson. 1721 The fifth Edition | London | Printed by T.
Edinburgh. Wood in Little Britain 1722.” It includes a list BLUESTOCKINGISM (7th S. iii. 286, 417). -For a of the Commissioners, and also a list “ of all the full account of the Blue Stocking Club and its persons who have been relieved from 30 April doings MR. MARSHALL may be referred to Old 1717 to 25 Dec 1721.” The recipients were prin- and New London,' vol. iv., under the description cipally Huguenots, with a few Irish, amongst these of Mrs. Montagu's house in Portman Square. "Viscountess Gormanston." If of any value to
Mus URBANUS. your inquirers under the above head, I shall be bappy to place it at their disposal.
PycrorT'S 'OXFORD MEMOIRS'(7th S. ii. 69,192, Å. Houston BALL.
274). The author of "Wychcotte of St. John's,' Bedford Park, Chiswick.
said to be the Rev. Erskine Neale, Rector of Wood
bridge (vol. xi. 91), said to be Rev. Erskine Neale, OWNER OF COAT OF ARMS WANTED (7th S. Vicar of Exning (4th S. viii. 542), and the inser iii. 328, 417). - Your correspondents have rightly tion of the note brings to my mind a recollection
of some queries I asked in 4th S. ix. 148, of which SITWELL : STOTEVILLE (7th S. ii. 27, 154, 314, two were kindly answered. May I ask again, Who 397, 505).-It would be wasting time to discuss was “ Robinson the cracksman, and in the royal | the question, if it can be called a question, whether cortège” at the accession of Louis Philippe ? “the base of modern German has any connexion
S. 0. with that of ancient Gothic.” When MR. Pym
YEATMAN has acquired the rudiments of the “ ANOTHER GUESS" (7th S. iii. 451).—Gold
science in which he undertakes to instruct one of smith uses this expression either in the Vicar'
its greatest masters, he will discover that ProF. or the Essays,' but I have not the reference,
SKEAT is, as usual, altogether in the right. This Another classical authority is Mr. Trollope, who I am
“rasb young man," as he very properly describes writes : “Now Adela Gauntlet is no more than
himself, has, in his hurry, misquoted my note and my donna prima. My donna primissima will be
has failed to understand PROF. SKEAT'S masterly another guess sort of lady altogether" (The Ber
Isaac TAYLOR. trams, chap. iv.).
EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A. MR. YEATMAN appears to have forgotten that at Hastings.
the first reference I asked him to produce evidence
of a statement, conspicuously made by him in 'The This expression is duly given in Dr. Murray's Feudal Histo
Feudal History of the County of Derby,' that New English Dictionary,' and is explained as Sitwell and stóteville are forms of the game' name. a corrupt form of “another gates."
This he declined to do, on the ground that he would F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY.
thereby “spoil one of the best chapters” in a See ‘N. & Qu;' 6th S. xii. 298, second column. forthcoming book. Subsequently, however, and
R. H. BUSK. especially at the last reference, he has freely and
fully expressed his opinion as to the derivation of WORDSWORTH: “VAGRANT REED” (7th S. iii. I the word Stoteville, which is not at all the point 449).-Surely this means the wanderer's walking
in question, and he thanks DR. CHARNOCK and stick, a valuable support and “solace"; but he
CANON TAYLOR for answering his “ query as to must also sit down now and then, or he will not the derivation of this name." The query was not get over his ground.
C. B. M. MR. YEATMAN's, but mine; and that query might " Vagrant reed.” or cane, means a walking-stick. I have been answered with less trouble and in less which is of little use to those who are tired.
space than it has taken to discuss matters which John HALLIDAY.
are irrelevant to the point at issue.
A county history should be a book in which one NOCTURNAL NOISES (7th S. ii. 367; iii. 132). - would expect to meet with some degree of accuracy; The following noises are heard at night in the and if, for example, the author of such a book were region of C. S. Antonio, Buenos Aires :
to make the statement that Shakespeare and BreakeTero real (Himantopus brasiliensis).-These speare are variants of the same name, he would fly in packs at night, and utter & cry somewhat naturally be called upon to produce evidence in like that of a pack of small hounds. There is a support of such an opinion. similar bird in Europe, whose cry is supposed to MR. YEATMAN is in the position of a party in have given rise to the traditions of infernal packs an action to whom a written interrogatory has hunting their ghostly quarry in the still small been exhibited, which he is bound to answer on hours.
pain of having his case struck out. If he fails to Viuda loca (Aramus scolopaceus), of the ibis answer, the judgment of your readers must be that tribe. Its melancholy wail ascends all night from the statement was a guess, unsupported by any the dismal swamps.
evidence, documentary or philological. I hope, Prairie owl (Pholeoptyna cunicularia).-Has a therefore, that he will, for his own satisfaction, if special cry at night, bearing a striking resemblance not for the satisfaction of those who desire to know to the faintly heard hail of some shepherd.. the truth of things, briefly indicate the grounds on
Biscacha (Lagostomus trichodactylus).- A prairie which the statement is made. S. 0. ADDY. dog, indigenous ; has a bark. Vide, for further Sheffield. particulars on above, Ibis, 4th S., Nos. 12, 13, Conf. Zedler (Univ. Lex.') under « Stuttgard," and 14, and Proceedings of the Nat. Hist. Society" Stutgard," " Stutgardia", Mever ("Conversaof Glasgow, January 9, 1877.
tions Lex.') under “Stuttgart”; Murray's HandAdded to these I might mention the tree frog, book to Southern Germany: Chaucer's stot; Duthe common silver fox, and the occasional restless
cange and Wachter under “Stuot” and “Stut” twittering of the tree sparrow. Lastly, the inane
R. S. CHARNOCK. baying of the native domestic dog, an animal always thin, always bellicose, of no earthly use,
MR. YEATMAN says “Stutgart was so called and whose name is legion.
H. GIBSON. centuries before the Dukes of Wurtemberg," &c. Edinburgh.
| Now the capital of Wurtemberg is always spelt Stattgart. Merian spells it thus in a famous appeared of consulting any French etymologist quotation : “Im Fall dass man die Weintrauben about it; but I have asked several diligent readers ringsweiss umb Stuckgart nicht abläse, die Statt (both French and English) of French newspapers, im Wein ersaufen würde."
who all support my impression that for the last EDWARD R. VYVYAN. twenty years, at least, it has been constantly adopted BARONESS BELLASIS OF OSGODBY, LINCOLN
in journalistic language, if not by the most serious SHIRE, 1674 (6th S. xi. 188 ; 7th S. iii. 418, 477). —
The writer of the anonymous communication to CUTHBERT BEDE will find a portrait of Susan
the Athenaeum tries to poke fun at English people Armine, Lady Bellasis, at Hampton Court, where
| who dabble in French, and though he gives one init is mistakenly called Lady Byron. The almost
stance which is funny enough, he will hardly find entire absence of beauty confirms this assumption, which is the opinion of both Virtue and Walpole.
support in calling "wagonette" an unjustifiable She obtained a promise of marriage from James II.
application of a French termination. His other when Duke of York, after the death of Anne Hyde;
instances, "leatherette" and "leaderette," are she is said to have been his mistress. He procured
unknown to me. No doubt there are many infor her the title of Baroness Bellasis of Osgodby
stances of misuse of French words and phrases by for life, she having been the heiress of the Armines
English writers, though hardly so many, nor such of that place. He also persuaded her to become
absurd ones, as are to be found in the attempted & Roman Catholic. She was the second wife of
| adoption of English words by French people Sir Henry Bellasis, son of John, Lord Bellasis, and
1(N. & Q.,' 7th Š. i. 451; ii. 430); but I cannot
think nom de plume can be set down as one of nephew of the Earl of Fauconberg, Cromwell's sonin-law. She died in 1713, having in middle life
these ; on the contrary, it must be reckoned one married one Fortrey, a "gentleman of fortune."
of those happy bits which only a foreigner someWILLIAM DEANE.
times has the luck to light upon ('N. & Q.,'6th S. Hintlesham Rectory, Ipswich,
vi. 297), and the writer quite misappreciates it in
treating it as a misnomer for nom de guerre, as If your correspondents had taken the trouble to there is a pronounced nuance of difference between consult 'The Complete Peerage,' now being edited the two designations.
R. H. Busk. by G. E. C., and published in the Genealogist, they would have found the date of death and place of l ARABELLA CHURCHILL (7th S. iii. 508). —Is it burial of the above lady.
not written in the book of the chronicles of ALFRED Scott GATTY, York Herald. 'N. & Q.' (5th S. iv. 488 ; v. 14) that the name
I of Arabella Churchill's youngest child was also To RALLY (7th S. iii. 126).-It may not be too | Arabella, and that she died at Pontoise, Nov. 7, late to give a quotation of this word older than 1704, aged thirty ? C. F. S. WARREN, M.A. Mr. Goschen's address, but used in the same Thé Cottage, Fulbourn, Cambridge, sense : " Lord John Russell proposed a series of resolutions
ARMS OF SIR Francis DRAKE PRIOR TO 1581 by which it was hoped the breaches which had arisen (766 S. iii. 495).—Is it likely that Sir Francis between Upper and Lower Canada would be healed. Drake was entitled to bear arms prior to 1581 ? These propositions were fiercely attacked, but Mr. Glad In Prince's Worthies of Devon' it is stated that stone, amongst others, rallied to the support of the Government."-'Life of the Right Hon. W. E. Glad.
“his father was a minister," and in a note at the
his fat stone, by G. Barnett Smith (1879), vol. i. p. 85.
end of the article it is stated that “in a recent ROBERT F. GARDINER.
Baronetage the father of Sir Francis Drake is said,
but without any authority being cited for it, to “ NOM DE PLUME” (7th S. iii. 348). -As after have been a sailor, by name Edmond Drake." In a lapse of several weeks no reply has been sent to Prince's ' Life' of Sir Bernard Drake is the followMR. BOUCHIER's interesting inquiry, I will make
ing account of the bestowal of arms on Sir Francis: a reference to a statement which appeared in the
" About this time it was, that there fell out a contrast Athenaeum of April 19, 1884, p. 505, on the sub between Sir Bernard, and the immortal Sir Francis ject, in which it is positively stated that the ex Drake; chiefly occasioned by Sir Francis, his assuming pression is an entirely English invention. As this Sir Bernard's coat of arms, not being able to make out is only signed by an anonymous “French Journal
his descent from his family, a matter in those days, when
the court of honor was in more honor, not so easily ist," it does not seem absolutely satisfactory. On
digested. The feud hereupon encreased to that degree, the other hand, during a lapse of nearly three years that Sir Bernard, being a person of a high spirit, gave Sir it appears to have remained uncontradicted. Never- Francis a box on the ear; and that within the verge of theless it seems to me to be too good to be true that the court. For which offence he incurr'd her Majesty's an English person should have hit on so serviceable displeasure; and most probably, it_prov'd the occasion
of the Queen's bestowing upon Sir Francis Drake, a new an expression in a foreign language, and one that
coat of everlasting honor, to himself and posterity for has certainly been found serviceable by the French. ever ; which hath relation to that glorious action of his, I have not bad the opportunity since the query the circumnavigating the world ; which is thus em
blazon'd by Guillim, Diamond a fess wavy between the but always metamorphic. In this way Gaulish two pole-stars Artick and Antartick pearl; as before. I became Romance; but the Canon's illustration is And what is more his crest is, A ship on a globe under ruff, held by a cable rope, with a hand out of the clouds;
most unhappy. That hereditary pennist refers in the rigging whereof, is hung up by the heels, a Wivern
French rouler to an imaginary “roul.” This is gul. Sir Bernard's arms; but in no great honour, we the very pity of it, for the transition is clear and may think, to that knight, though so design'd to Sir | needs no intermediate root, thus : Lat. rota, late Francis. Unto all which, Sir Bernard boldly reply'd,
rotulare; Provençal rotlar, rolar; French roler, That though her Majesty could give him a nobler, yet she could not give an antienter coat than his.'"
rouler. See Scheler. Why confuse matters with
a needless bypothesis when the disappearance of Prince then states how Sir Bernard met his
the t explains it all ? Then, as to the equation death by taking the gaol fever at Exeter, and adds: “Sir Bernard it seems, had strength enough to recover
given, viz., "ro, ra, re, rhy, ari=ar ! ” one cannot
help thinking of the Misses Scales, who are always home to his bouge at Ash, but not enough to overcome the disease ; for he died thereof soon after, and was P
practising " next door." This imaginary Aryan buried in his church of Musbury, an. 1585, in an isle of root ar is only the common Indic verb ar ri rinâmi, which, are several monuments, but, I think, no epitaphs; which has given us the Latin orior; while the his effigy is there in statue.”
allied form ar ri arami gives us the Latin rota. This in an error which I have seen repeated in 4. Before parting with this subject, which I other accounts of Sir Bernard, the fact being that fear may prove tedious to many and too diffuse he died and was buried at Crediton (about seven for the editorial limits of space, I would call miles from Exeter), but his monument is at Mus- attention to the spread of language by lateral ex. bury, as stated by Prince. HENRY DRAKE. tension. We know it has gone on in Alsace-Lor
raine, where French supplanted German; and it is TAE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF PHILOLOGY (7th S. easily paralleled elsewhere-as, for instance, by the ii. 445 ; iii. 161, 277, 315, 411).- Personally, I decay of Welsh in that province, and of Irish and must thank CANON TAYLOR for his courteous and Gaelic in the sister isle and Scottish Highlands ; 80 temperate reply, though I think his whole case that the ethnic is always in conflict with the philoweak.
logic aspect of the question in our search for the 1. Why resort to Germanisms like ursprache great Aryan ursprache. ,
A. HALL and urvolk? (a) Ur=“ original” is an inseparable particle, prefixed and taken directly from the Lat.
A PAIR OF KIDDERMINSTER SWANNS (7th S. orior : 80 Anglice “primitive speech." we might | iii. 405). -Eliza Swann's charm to stop the bleed. say “uptongue" but that it would increase Dr. |
ing from a wound is given in Mr. W. Henderson's Murray's labours. (6) As to urvolk. it is our l'Folk-lore of the Northern Counties' (p. 169, ed. "aborigines," and such people never can be
1879), but in somewhat different words :identified till you define the country intended.
To Stop Bleeding. The first process is an ethnological inquiry for the
Our Saviour Christ was born in Bethlehem, man,“ Adam,” who first spoke ; the second process
And was baptized in the river of Jordan ;
The waters were mild of mood, is to analyze his speech, when found.
The Child was meek, gentle, and good, 2. The term Aryan is delusive, because it pre
Ho struck it with a rod and still it stood, supposes the qualities predicated of an unknown And 80 shall thy blood stand,
In the name, &c. result. The Canon suggests two localities for inquiry : (a) the aborigines of the Baltic ; this is ex
Say these words thrice, and the Lord's Prayer once. clusively ethnological, and we know that if so-called | The charm is said to be used in the neighbour. Aryan they must have been Sclavonic, represent
hood of Dartmoor. Cf. also Mr. W. G. Black's ing & western extension of the Sarmatii. (6) The
Folk-Medicine,' p. 76. Baikals of Siberia, on the contrary, were Ural
F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY. Allaics, i. e., the Scythians of Herodotus, the | Motto OF WATERTON FAMILY (7th S. iii. 452). Turanians of Dr. Hyde Clarke, all migratory -A change of a single letter will make good nomads. So, when we have thus found our sense of it, “ Better kinde frend than fremd kinde." aboriginal Aryan, and duly scratched him, we shall Fremd is stranger" in Anglo-Saxon as in modern meet with an agglutinative or monosyllabic form | German.
J. CARRICK Moore. of speech, not now recognized as Indo-European,
Is not this “ Better kind frende than fremd What, then, becomes of our Aryan ursprache, which
kind"=fremit kin=unkind kindred ? presupposes an incorporating, a synthetic or inflectional form of speech ?
HERMENTRUDE. 3. As to roots. I prefer a geological rather SCARLETT : ANGLIN (7th S. ii. 428, 515 ; iii. than a biological illustration, holding that lan- | 461).-The extracts from Sir John Maclean's 'Hisguages underlie and overlie each other, cropping tory of Trigg Minor,' given by MR. GOODRIDGE up here, disappearing there, in regular lines of are not the earliest notices of the Scarlett family stratification-nothing permanent or continuous, in England. They were settled earlier in Kent, Yorkshire, London, and Sussex ; so early as 1135 | he gives us in the beginning of his work an epitome of in Yorkshire. The branch which settled in Jamaica the geography of the world, as men then understood it, came from Sussex, where they owned a good deal
which, though almost entirely a compilation from other
books which have come down to us, gives an interesting of land, and the present representatives descend
picture of what men in the fourteenth century thought from Henry Lawrence, the president, through our world was like. In the second, Higden has bad the John (not Sir John), one of his younger sons, who good fortune to be translated into English by two different emigrated to that island after the Restoration.
persons. John Trevisa, the Cornishman, who became B. F. SCARLETT.
chaplain to Thomas, Lord Berkeley, who died in 1416,
and another unknown author. Both these English "And so became possessed, in 31 Hen. VII.," writers have made some additions to the text that was &c. As Henry VII. only reigned twenty-four
before them, but the value of their labours mainly now
consists in the good prose style which they wrote. It years, i. e., 1485-1509, I wish to ask MR. GOOD
was believed that eight volumes would be sufficient to RIDGE where the 31 Hen. VII. comes in?
contain the whole of the three texts of the PolyEDWARD R. VYVYAN. chronicon,' but John Malverne's Latin continuation has
been discovered. This hitherto unknown document, HISTORICAL DATA RESPECTING THE EDDYSTONE with the glossary and indices, compose the volume (7th S. iii. 428).-W. S. B. H. may without much before us, Malverne's chronicle does not add any facts trouble see a contemporary account of the storm
of first-class importance to the knowledge which we
already possess, but it is full of minute touches which of 1703, if he will refer to a collection of Defoe's
those who endeavour to write history accurately will works, for Defoe published in the following year'The know how to value. Some of his statements must have Storm; or, a Collection of the most Remarkable been made, we think, on insufficient information. Wat Casualties which happened in the Tempest (Novem Tyler is called John, not Walter, and Ball, the fanatical ber 26, 1703)'(London, 1704), which was reprinted
preacher, figures as Balne. This latter may possibly be
| the correct form. Surnames were in a fluent condition in a second edition, s.a., also, in 1769, London.
in those days. Men who had the luxury of possessing ED. MARSHALL. one were careless as to spelling so long as the sound was
I nearly right: but the Christian name was a sacred thing. In Randolph's 'Archipelago,' 1687, there is an
in which no error was likely to occur. In the war with account of a storm in 1683 in which two ships
Scotland, in 1384, we are told that the Duke of Lancaster from New England found themselves. One went saved tbe Abbey of Melrose and the city of Edinburgh asbora in Mount's Bay; the other, although in from destruction. If this be true, it casts a favourable great distress, reached Plymouth Sound in safety |
light on the character of one of whom modern historians
have been but too ready to tbink evil. There are many (pp. 98-108).
W. C. B.
horrible details as to the cruelties practised upon a CarDoes W. S. B. H. know that there was a lead
melite friar, who had brought charges, which we do not
doubt were without foundation, against the duke. The ing article in the Times of May 17, 1882, on the
varied tortures the wretch underwent are too horrible to above? I cut it out at the time and pasted it in think of. If the duke was really privy to what wag my book of newspaper extracts, and cannot, un being done, bis worst enemies could not give him too bad fortunately, send or offer to copy it.
& character. We believe, however, that he was not M.A.Oxon.
aware of these horrors until it was too late to inter
vene. We are told that the duke was displeased when HAMPSHIRE PLANT NAMES (7th S. j. 387.479). he heard of what had taken place, but not until the
unhappy Carmelite“ ab hac instabili luce migravit et in - Reference to the excellent 'Dictionary of English
pace quievit." Nearly one-half of this volume is occuPlant-Names,' by Messrs. Britten and Holland pied by the glossary to the whole of the nine volumes (English Dialect Society), shows that foxgloves are and the indices. These latter we have not tested, but called "poppies" in Cornwall, South Buckingham we have carefully examined the glossary. It seems to shire, and the Isle of Wight. In Somersetshire
be as nearly perfect as such a work can be. Readers
who have the advantage of possessing the book on their they are called “pops."
own shelves will do well to consult it whenever the . F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY. modern dictionaries are at fault as to a mediæval Eng. Foxgloves are called "poppies" in Surrey, and
lish word. Unless we are much mistaken, there are
not a few words to be met with here which have not bere poppies are called “red-weed."
bitherto found their way into any dictionary whatsoever. EAST SUFFOLK.
We wonder how many of our readers are aware that there were base and spurious coins called "rosaries."
The Latin of Higden's text is “ rosarios," which Du Miscellaneous.
Fresne explains as “monetæ adulterinæ." We wish
some one would be more explicit, and tell us exactly NOTES ON BOOKS, &o.
what these deceitful coins were like. Had they a roso Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden Monachi Cestrensis. or a string of prayer beads on them?
Edited by Rev. Joseph Rawson Lumby, D.D. Vol. IX. (Longmans & Co.)
The Family of Brocas of Beaurepaire and Roche Court. As an historical document Higden’s ‘Polychronicon,' With some Account of the English Rule in Aquitaine. though important, cannot claim to stand in the first rank | By Montague Burrows, Capt. R.N., M.A., F.S.A. among our histories; but there are two reasons, neither! (Longmans & Co.) of them in the narrowest sense of the word historical, This is one of the most interesting family histories ever which make it of exceeding value. In the first place, published, and it was indeed fortunate that the chest