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Shorter's chaplain. It is certain he never was so extent, was far from contemplating enacting the in his office as Lord Mayor, whatever he may have role of a creature of the court, is not to the purbeen in the alderman's household in his private pose. The attempt to seduce was made. Take, capacity; but I do not think even that likely. The by way of example, the very case of Bunyan, the Lord Mayor was a Presbyterian, while the cele- quondam captive in Bedford gaol. “When brated Bedford pastor was a strict Baptist, and James II. was endeavouring to remodel the corbetween the two sects it is well known there porations," the Rev. Canon Venables informs us, was—in those days, at all events—no love lost." Bunyan was pointed out as a likely instrument for True, Sir John was, as I shall proceed to show, carrying out the royal purpose in the Corporation of somewhat of an opportunist-an occasional con- | Bedford. It seems that some place under Government formist certainly—if not, as was contemporaneously

Oporaneously was offered as the price of his consent; but he declined

| all such overtures, and refused to see the bringer of them, reported of diw,^ of generally latitudinariau prie | though by no means unwilling to give his aid in procurciples. The report that Bunyan served as Lording the repeal of the penal laws and tests under which

aplain, however, is repeated, though he and his flock had so long smarted. This was in with guarded qualification, in a sense consistent November, 1687, barely twelve months before James's with the dissenting minister's holding the appoint

abdication.”—Dic. Nat. Biog.,' tit. “ Bunyan," vol. vii. ment in a private gentleman's family, by the Rev.

pp. 281 et seq. Canon Venables in the life of the Elstow divine

Before 1687, however-nay, very shortly after

the butchery of Cornish-James had cast an eye which appears in vol. vii, of the National Biography,' and to which I have already referred. upon me

upon the Presbyterian citizen, the cashiered alderProbably the tradition that be fulfilled the formal/ man, Shorter, and commenced his blandishments office of chaplain to the Lord Mayor in the chief Dyre

hief by restoring to him-by the same arbitrary authomagistrate's dignified official capacity arose from

rity that had deprived him of it—his alderman's the peculiar circumstances attendant on Sir John's

gown. During the last two years of his life Sir mayoralty, to which I am about immediately to

John was highly favoured and exceptionally advert. But, however that may be, we have evi

honoured by the king, as we shall see. Nomidence of the rumour having been contemporaneous

nated by that sovereign's will to the supreme chair with the deaths of the two Johns. Seo a letter,

in the City, two singular clauses were inserted in dated early in September, 1688, in the 'Ellis

the letters patent appointing him. One of these Correspondence,' edited by the Honourable pro

Tononrebla provisoes I am about immediately to notice; the George Agar Ellis, afterwards, I believe, Lord of

Lord other must pass under review later on. The clause Dover, vol. ii. p. 161. This work must not be

the to which I am now referring was a power giving, confounded with Sir Henry Ellis's Original

inter alia, exceptional latitude to the form of divine Letters.' The terms of Sir John Shorter's

service to be used during the forthcoming mayornomination by the Crown were exceptional,

| alty in Guildhall Chapel, and permitting my Lord

Mayor “ to have whom he pleases to preach before and seem to indicate the maturity of a longconceived design on the part of the monarch

| him” (Luttrell's 'Brief Relation,' vol. i. p. 414). -which within a few months was demonstrated

To this indulgent proviso, I think, may, perhaps, be by the promulgation of the Declaration of In. attributable the rumour that has ascribed to Bundulgence - to subjugate the Church of England to

yan the post of Lord Mayor's chaplain. But these that of Rome by a plausible profession of general

concessions appear to have been regarded by the toleration. Shorter had been in bad odour at the

Whig citizens on the well-known principle exCourt-indeed, he was one of the distrusted alder

pressed by Virgil,“Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes." men displaced by the royal command under the exe

The enabling clause was distrusted by Protestants cution ensuing upon the Quo Warranto judgment

of all denominations, under the familiar figure of and it is not, I think, unfairly severe upon the memory

“the thin end of the wedge "; for conscientious of his monarch tó infer that Sir John supplied

men argued, “If a Presbyterian may act as my an instance among many of an attempt to win

Lord Mayor's chaplain this year, why may not a over a member of “the country party” by the

Popish priest be appointed his spiritual director cajoleries of the successor of the sovereign who had

pohod next? If the service of the conventicle be 80 degraded him. After the revengeful bloodshed

legally sanctioned for use in the civic place of of 1685, and the distrust evinced by the Parliament

official worship during 1687-8, what is to prevent of that year leading to its sudden prorogation in

the offering mass there obtaining equally effective 1686, James notoriously changed his tactics, and

od i recognition in 1688-9?" For, observe, the king was took to flattering and coaxing the noncomformists

at that time omnipotent in the ancient city--in he bad go cruelly persecuted. That they were not

this respect his will was law, and, pending the all to be deluded, that probably, as I shall show,

advent of a deliverer, the citizens could not foresee Shorter himself, though complaisant to a certain

the speedy restoration of their legally defined franchises.

NEMO, * See 'Autobiography of Justice Sir John Bramston'l Temple. (Camden Society), p. 315.

(To be continued.)

ford, of ancient Cheshire lineage, first located THE WALSH FAMILY.

at Nantwich since the reign of Edward III. (Concluded from p. 44.)

(Ormerod), but afterwards established in Ireland In Birmingham Tower, thanks to the courtesy by Sir Thomas Masterson of Ferns. knight. of the present Ulster King-at-Arms, I have seen | valiant soldier, who exercised the office of seneschal & document, 1733, countersigned Hawkins, one for Queen Elizabeth in Wexford. This family, of his predecessors, beginning thus, “ Genealogia | bearing the wheatsheafs so frequently found in Nicolai" Walsh hodie Teneriffe incolæ, qui per

Cestrian coats of arms and now extinct, is reprelongam seriem præclarorum virorum a David Walsh

sented in the female line by the writer of this and legitime est oriundus." This Nicholas, deriving

some other families–Mr. Power O'Shee of Gardenfrom the above-mentioned progenitor, reckoned

morris, co. Waterford ; Count William O'Shee of amongst his ancestors Sir Patrick Walsh, Knight, Paris; also by the Vicomte de Coux, of the chateau twice Mayor of Waterford (1525, 1532), and founder of s. Jean-Ligoure, in the department of the of the Holy Ghost Hospital in that city (1545), is Haute Vienne, France. The estate of this junior now represented in blood by Don Tommaso Cologan har

branch of the Walshes has long since dwindled (or his descendants), of the Island of Teneriffe, who,

away. It has been acquired by a successful according to Sir Bernard Burke, in his ‘Heraldić

attorney of the name of Kennedy, the direct Illustrations, where he does not hesitate to

ancestor of the present Sir John Kennedy, Bart., speak of the great house of Walsh of the county

who bears the arms slightly modified of the Kenof Waterford, bears his arms in the following

nedys of Clondalkin, co. Dublin, an offshoot of the fashion: Quarterly, 1, Azure, a lion rampant between O'Brien or Dalcassian stock, but chief rememthree pheons argent, which is Cologan, formerly brancers of Ireland tempore Charles II. MacCologan ; 2, Azure, two greyhounds erect and

In 1837 was printed at Brussels a work, 'Essai respectant, supporting between them a sword erect

Historique sur l'Irlande, contenant l'Origine de proper on the centre chief point, a castle of the

toutes les Familles Nobles de ce Pays, par le Comte second (Fallon); 3, Argent, a chevron gules between

O'Kelly d'Agbrim, Ancien Employé au Conseil three pheops sable, which is Walsh;* 4, Gules, a

Suprême de Noblesse, au Royaume des Pays Bas, bunch of grapes argent, surmounted by a bend or,

where (p. 119) mention is made of the Walsh for Gaunt, a Spanish family, apparently. Motto,

family. The noble author, head, I am given to “In Deo spes mea." Sir Patrick Walsh was

understand, under the “predicate" of Aghrim, of nearly related to Sir Nicholas Walsh, Master of

the eldest branch of the once princely house of the Rolls, and the illustrious Archbishop of Cashell

Imaney, styled in the old Celtic days Hereditary Thomas Walsh (1626-1654), son of Robert Walsh

Marshalls of Connaught, subordinate to its proand of Anastasia Strong, an eminent Waterford

vincial kings, the O'Connors, was a genealogist house, whose life has been written by a contem

and herald of no mean repute. He quotes the porary, F. S. Leger, of the Company of Jesus, and

historiograph and antiquary Camden, who in by F. Meehan, of Dublin, was probably a near

writing of the Walshes of Ireland within the kinsman. See Irish Hierarchy of the Seventeenth Century. That there were other de

Pale continues, " quorum ut nobilitas antiqua, ita

hoc tractu numerosa. scendants of David Walsh, but of a younger branch, I should infer from the different tinc

Several families of Walsh, or Walshe, in the ture of the armorial shield, in this instance gold

county Dublin, seated at Shanganagh, near Bray,

for instance, bear & coat of arms somewhat disinstead of argent, as I have seen it in the maternal proofs of a descendant in the fourth degree of Mr.

similar, to wit, Azure, a lion rampant argent, de

bruised by a fess paly argent and gules, and Walsh of Pill-town, namely, Anne MacCarthy, wife

nevertheless they belong essentially to the same of Edward D'Alton of Grennanstown, in the county

race, the remote ancestor being Gilbert, son of Sir of Tipperary, a Count of the Holy Roman Empire,

David Walsh, to whom was granted the estate of chamberlain, and general in the service of the

Carrigmaine, in Wicklow. These double coats of Emperor of Germany, killed 1793 at the siege of

arms are sometimes to be met with in Irish Dunkirk. Col. Walsh of Pilltown 1775, the

heraldry. I could quote at least three coats of last of this branch I surmise, I have heard was

O'Connell and two of Power, as of a few others. a most accomplished gentleman of fascinating

ting Here the military family of Counts Wallis (1716),

, address, much appreciated at the Court of Ver

likewise styled Barons von Karrighmaine, which sailles and in the then Parisian society. His aunt Thomassine Walsh became the wife of Col.

had acquired great renown in Austria, in their

rather complicated and augmented escutcheon, Masterson of Castletown and Monaseedy, co. Wex

equally bear the swan pierced through the neck,

and the Shanganagh or Carrigmaine emblazon* By the marriage of his grandfather, John Cologan, with Margareth, daughter of Bernard Walsh of Teneriffe.

ment, the white lion on a field azure, and while representative of the great house of Walsh of the county consulting Simon, 'Armorial de l'Empire Français,' Waterford (Sir Bernard Burke, Heraldic Illustrations '). vol. ii. pl. xxxvi. p. 32, L. W. may perceive that

Monsieur Walsh de Serent, “Comte de l'Empire I have now, to the best of my ability, but how Français,' bore for arms quarterly the insignia of deficiently I am but too well aware, endeavoured counts, presidents of electoral colleges,* in this in- to reply to the query of L. W. (7th S. iii. 168). stance Morbiban, Walsh proper, FitzGerald, and Connected as I am by the most intimate tiés Walsh Shanganagh. The Shanganagh coat has of family and of long-established tradition with been exemplified by the authority of the College of that warm, genial, kind-hearted, witty, poetic, Arms, Dublin, to that able and most acute lawyer and brave south-eastern tract of Ireland, it has, the Right Hon. John Walsh, who died 1869, in the midst of these dry bones of the past, Master of the Rolls in Ireland, a canton or, for been almost a labour of love with me to have difference. However, the present Archbishop of penned the above. I am persuaded that both in Dublin, Walsh, bears in addition, empaled with the the southern provinces of Waterford and of Ossory, usual archiepiscopal blazon at all times inherent to the original home of the family, object of this his see, as his own private or paternal arms, those note or reply, many a forgotten legend, many a of Walsh of Shanganagh, but with what authen- fast-fading ballad or dim memory may yet be ticity I am unable to state.

disentombed by the industrious searcher, and Other notices on the Walsh family may be found when the “Awen” or inspiriting muse of historic in the pages of Lachenaye des Bois, in those of the research sball have touched with her magic wand *Nobiliaire ' of Brittany, by M. de Courson, and the soul of so laborious an unraveller of the past, possibly in those of M. de Bettencourt, who wrote facts-numerous hitherto unknown-hidden away on the leading families of the Canary Islands; and all but buried under the accumulated dust but not baving the books of that eminent Spanish of ages shall then be quickened into life and heraldio writer at my disposition it is impossible | finally unveiled to the world. for me to say whether such be really the case or

L A Cuvier of history to the mouldering, almost not. In the Kilkenny Archeological Journal are fossilized remnants of the past, in order to recongiven many details on the Walshes, particularly the struct logically, scientifically, and inductively an Castle Howell or Ballyhale branch (M. D'Alton, entire epoch, is perhaps wanting. The Brannaghs 'King James Army List,' &c.). I regret, indeed, are enshrined in our legends; they form part and that in the otherwise invaluable “recueil,” or parcel of our very selves, lovers, quand même, of a golden treasure-bouse of priceless genealogical lore, glorious past, of which no one need be ashamed. the result of a long life laboriously devoted to We have given them their Gaelic name, as the arduous research, I mean the Dictionnaire des Comerfords and the Powers, the descendants of: Familles de l'Ancien Poitou,' edited by M. the grand huntsman of Prince John in Ireland, Beauchet-Filleau, piously walking on the traces and the latter, claiming to be Pohers or Lepoers, of his venerable ancestor M. Filleau of Poitiers, no ungrammatically De la Poers, of the Dukes and mention whatever is made of the Walshes, as of the Kings of Brittany, were called, the first O'ComerKeatings, now Orfeuille, another Irish family fixed thune and the second Pearaigh. The Italo-Norman in Poitou, who, however, possessed the important | race FitzGerald were MacGarrait, &c. “ seigneurie ” of Chassenon, near Bressuire, within If I have extended myself too discursively the limits of that most historical province. Never-perhaps I have one excuse, this one, namely, theless, the scarlet and black uniform of the “sua detur antiquitati venia." " Regiment de Walsh," one of the Irish Brigade

NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE-WYSE. in the service of France, was far from an un

Paddington, familiar sight in the city of Poitiers and the different Poitevin towns where this brilliant regiment NEPOS- OR NEPUS- GABLE. - In the title-deeds often before the Revolution held garrison. Justly of an old property in St. Enoch Square, Glasgow, popular with all classes, its officers, composed of now occupied as an hotel called “His Lordship's the pure élite of our exiled gentry, nobly upheld Larder," reference is made to “the garret room, the honour of the old fatherland, equally by 10 feet square, in the middle or nepos of the their dash in the hunting field in the country of storey." This word is not in the 'Imperial DicJacques du Fouilloux, the celebrated veneur and tionary.' In Jamieson I find “Nepus-Gable," but cynegetic writer of the sixteenth century, and their with no definition or derivation, only this quotaehivalrous bearing in the salons and chateaux of tion : “ There being then no ronnes on the house, that truly hospitable region. As elsewhere, history especially where the nepus-gables were towards the has not been oblivious of its exploits on the battle- streets, the rain came gushing in a spout." - The feld. See M. Belin de la Liborlière, Poitiers Provost' (John Galt), p. 201. ayant 1789'; O'Callaghan, 'The Irish Brigade in I fancy I know now what is meant by the nepos. the service of France.'

It seems to be the sort of front gable, if that is

not a contradiction in terms; but I cannot con* Which were, in the dexter quarter of each shield, jecture why it is called nepos, or nepus, or nipos, Azure, three lozenges conjoined in fess or,

as I see it is sometimes spelt.

In Jamieson gavel, which is still commonly used Queen Anne very suddenly went to her doom, by masons and builders in Scotland for gable, is

Apoplectical fits sent King George to tbe tomb; defined “the end wall of a house, properly the

King George the Second turned out in a rage,

His long-reigned successor slipped off in old age ; triangular or higher part of it"; and in Parker's

The Fourth King George, and William, his brother, •Concise Glossary of Architecture,' s.v. “Gable," With an osseous heart left this life for another; “This term was formerly applied to the entire Victoria reigns-80 good and so wise, end wall of a building, the top of which conforms

And she 'll be greatly missed whenever she dies. to the slope of the roof which abuts against it, but

ROBERT F. GARDINER, is now applied only to the upper part of such a

SAAKSPERE AND SHAKE-SPEARE: SHAKE-SPEARE wall above the level of the eaves." I think it is

AND Pallas ATHENE.—Dr. G. G. Zerffi, in part ii. exactly the reverse. Whatever may formerly have

of his book, 'Studies on the Science of General been the meaning, the word-in Scotland, at any

History' (London, Hirschfeld Brothers, 1887), now rate—now applies to the whole wall. We con

publishing, writes at p. 90: “Durga, like Pallas, stantly speak of a mutual gable, or a gable being

takes her name from vibrating a lance. Durga is mean and common to conterminous proprietors.

the Indian representative of heroic valour united Ruskin uses the word gable as applicable to the

with wisdom." In reply to my inquiry as to the whole roof in Gothic architecture. See 'Stones

occult meaning of the passage, Dr. Zerffi has enof Venice, vol. ii. chap. vi. section lxxxii. p. 210,

lightened my ignorance by writing as follows :od. 1874 :

“ Please take up a Greek dictionary, and you will see " Although there may be many advisable or necessary

cessary that mallo, maleolar, rallelv, from which Pallas

that relle a forms for the lower roof or ceiling, there is in cold countries exposed to rain and snow only one advisable

the proper name is derived, means to brandish, to sway, form for the roof-mask, and that is the gable, for this

to quiver, to shake. That is quite clear. The Sanskrit

word Durga has the same meaning, to shake, to vibrate. alone will throw off both rain and snow from all parts of its surface as speedily as possible. Snow can lodge on

Pallas Athene means literally, the Shaking Goddess of

Athens, and as she was represented scarcely ever without the top of a dome, not on the ridge of a gable";

a spear, whether anybody called her the Shaking God. and at the end of the same section, “Gothic archi-dess has nothing to do with the fact that her name was tecture is that which uses the pointed arch for the derived from shaking,' and as she was represented with roof proper and the gable for the roof-mask.” a spear, anybody might have called her allegorically When Dr. Murray gets to the length of G we

• The Shake-speare Goddess.'” shall no doubt get a correct definition of the word

This sentence seems to me suggestive, and may gable, but that may be some time yet.

interest some of your readers as bearing upon J. B. FLEMING. Thomas Fuller's appropriation of the name "Hasta

vibrans''* to the author of the Shake-speare plays. DEATHS OF ENGLISH Kings. The following

WILLIAM HENRY SMITH. lyrical, but not very musical, bit of history "in a

1a, Blomfield Place, W. putshell,” culled from a Canadian newspaper, may be worth a corner in 'N. & Q.’:

MICHAEL RICHARDS.-In a copy of the ‘EmWilliam the First got a bruise from his horse, manvelis Alvari e Societate Jesu Prosodia,' AntA random shot arrow made Rufue a corse;

werp, 1680, on the cover is written :Henry the Clever, on fish too well fed,

If I do chance to loose this book, Stephen of Blois died quietly in bed;

Here is my name if you do look ; Henry the Second of grief broke his heart;

But if yo are accustom'd to lye, Coeur de Lion got killed by a dart;

And still my book from me denye, Jobn, by the fever-and nobody sighed,

Yo are mistaken, my sweet freind; Harry of Winchester naturally died ;

It was not bought to such an end
Edward the First died marching to fight,

Yt such a silly fool as then
Edward the Second was murdered at night;
The warrior Edward passed calmly away,

The owner of this book should bee.
Richard, deposed, was starved out of the way;

Mich. RICHARDS. Henry the Fourth died of fits to excess,

Michael Richards must have been on July 12, Henry the Fifth in the noon of success;

1687, a pupil in some Jesuits' college. Did he Henry the Sixth died of grief in the Tower, 'Twas lust brought Edward the Fourth his last hour ;

| not afterwards become known as a member of the Edward the Fifth, in the Tower, too, was killed


Ralph N. JAMES. By Richard the Third-slain at Bosworth Field; Henry the Seventh owes death to the gout,

DISUSED BURIAL-GROUNDS. (See 6th S. viii. Disorders untold put his namesake to rout;

423; ix. 117.)-On Surrey Chapel, Blackfriars, Edward the Sixth died a natural death,

being taken by a firm of agricultural implement Mary, in quietness, exhaled her last breath ;

makers for their show-room, the remains of the Queen Bess closed in anguish an ill-spent reign, Scotch James the First passed away without pain;

Rev. Rowland Hill (interred beneath the pulpit, The First King Charles died under the knife,

in accordance with his wish) were removed to Charles, his son, passed off without strife; His second son, James, died exiled from his throne, * The word is written by Fuller and always quoted as William the Third broke his right collar bone; “Haste-vibrans."

Christ Church, Westminter Bridge Road, on the olive branch ppr. Supporters, on the dexter side morning of April 14, 1881. DANIEL HIPWELL. a lion rampant gardant with man's face (1) or. On 34, Myddelton Square, W.C.

the sinister side a double-headed eagle, with wings "THE HOUSE THAT JACK Built': PERSIAN

displayed argent. Motto, “For our country.” PARALLEL.-I copy the following from Chodzko's

A. H. H. M. * Popular Poetry of Persia,' p. 484 :

CHAMOUNI.-I shall be much obliged to any of “I went upon the mountain top to tend my flock. your readers who can indicate to me poems or

g there a girl, I said, • Lass, give me a kiss.' She prose descriptions of Mont Blanc and the Valley said, Lad, give me some money. I said, 'The money lof Chamonnir by eminent authors other th is in the purse, the purse in the wallet, the wallet on the camel, and the camel in Kerman,' She said, 'You

following, which I already possess :wish for a kiss, but the kiss lies behind my teeth, my

1. Lines by Byron in. Childe Harold' and 'Manfred.' teeth are locked up, the key is with my mother, and my

2. Lamartine's poem on Mont Blanc. mother, like your camel, is in Kerman.”

3. Coleridge's . Hymn before Sunrise in the Valley of J. J. FAHIE.

Chamouny.' Tehran, Persia.

4. The same poem translated into German by Pfizer.

5. Shelley's poem on Mont Blanc. A SILLY SUPERSTITION.—The annexed is from

6. Ruskin's poem on Mont Blanc. the Daily Telegraph of July 7.

7. Wordsworth’s ‘Processions suggested on a Sabbath

Can such things | Morning in the Vale of Chamouny.' be in this age of School Boards and in this year of 8. Italian verse translation of Shelley's poem on Jubilee?

Chamonix. "A farm labourer named Thos, Ryder, residing at la

residing at 9. Observations on Chamonix by Ruskin in 'Præ. Cornwood, a village in Devonshire, was sharpening his terita and in byron 8 mare. scythe on Tuesday, when he cut his wrist, and severed I shall be glad to know of poems on Mont two of the arteries. His friends, instead of securing Blanc and Chamounix in any language. S. medical assistance, sent for a man and his wife who

Travellers' Club. have a local reputation as ‘charmers,' and these people endeavoured to stop the flow of blood by the ceremony THE ROYAL STUARTS.-Can any of your readers of charming.' Ryder, seeing how fruitless these efforts in were, begged to be taken to the hospital at Plymouth,

inform me whether the royal Stuarts were desome eight miles off, and was removed in a trap for that

Tatran for that scended from Charlemagne, and how ? purpose; but he lost so much blood on the road that it

Mac ROBERT. was deemed advisable to convey him to the workhouse

FOLK-LORE.—Will readers of `N. & Q.’ who at Plympton, about midway between Cornwood and Plymouth, and here the poor fellow died shortly after have become acquainted with scraps of folk-lore his admission,"

and legends relating to Lincolnshire be good N. S. enough to send me some account of the stories they have heard ?


Bottesford Manor, Brigg, Lincolnshire. We must request correspondents desiring information CARA Mia,' a poem, appeared some years ago on family matters of only private interest, to affix their in the Argosy. I shall be much obliged to apy names and addresses to their queries, in order that the answers may be addressed to them direct,

one informing me who was the author of it.

L'ESTRANGE. CALABER,— Is this fur, so famous in England in CustomS OF THE FRENCH LADIES IN 1810.earlier centuries, still so called in the trade? It is "(Communicated by a Gentleman in Paris to his Friend described by authors as that of the Siberian in Dublin.) I never see any of the French ladies dressed squirrel. Is anything known as to the source of

in riding habits, which they call here, with reason,

habillée en Amazone. Some time ago, the French ladies, the name, which suggests Calabria.

as I am informed, made some attempts to introduce this

J. A. H. MURRAY. English fashion, but the experiment did not succeed; The Scriptorium, Oxford.

and yet there is no European dress which displays the

shape of a fine woman to more advantage. The French THE Anti-GALLICAN SOCIETY.-Can any of ladies seldom go on horseback, and when they do, they your readers give me any information about this generally ride like the men; but though this method is society, its members, its objects, or its place of certainly more safe, convenient, and natural, it does not meeting, &c. ? I can discover nothing about it. I appear so agreeable to the modesty of the fair sex, as to

": sit on a side saddle.”—The Hibernia Magazine, Novem. except that it existed about the middle of last | ber. 1810. *** century, and possessed an elaborate coat of arms.

How attired were these French ladies who, within A china tea-service, of which a specimen is now

the memory of people still living, rode like the before me, bas this coat of arms painted upon it :

men; and did they thus appear upon the streets Arms, on a field gules St. George ppr. slaying a of Paris ?

O. DE Bosco. tortoise azure charged with three fleurs de lys or. Crest, between six flags of St. George ppr. the John LAMB.-In the year 1810 Charles Lamb figure of Britannia holding in the dexter band an mentions that his brother John had just produced

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