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vulgar form.* Or it may bave been the English

soldiers in the wars in which they were engaged for CONTENT 8.-No 60.

so many centuries in the North, and more espeNOTES :- Jack or Jock-James, 121 - Church Minshull cially along the greater part of the west side of

Records, 123-Seals-Decay of History, 124-Dr. Thomas Zouch-John Newton- The Fairy Vase–The Holy Thorn, France, who first picked up the word ; and in that 125-Denton MSS.-Abp. Parker's Consecration–The Fire of London - Slang: Paint the town red"-Chaucer's bave used it=Jobin, and then Ja(c)que (in the form

case they may at once, for one reason or another, “Stilbon"-A. Raimbach, 126. QUERIES:

:-" Crocodile” — Judges' Robes. — "Ex Africa of Jack) would in England, or in many parts of it, semper aliquid novi"-" Omerifican" - Profuse lachry. have never meant anything but John. I will not matory"

Descendants of Thomas Becket – Mitchell- discuss these points, but will proceed to call attenPigott-Minifie-Heraldry, 127-Dunstan House---Coffeehouse in Chelsea—Girton Court Rolls-Peg Woffington's tion to two circumstances which, if correctly Almshouses—“Sacerdotes Coronati"-" Boxing Harry ** Large and Small Paper Copies "The Queen and Robert Jack and Jock, even after they generally meant

recorded, seem to afford some little indication that Owen-Arabella Fermor-Chambers's London Journal,' 128--Ey Abbey-St. Jeron-Heraldic–St. Victor-Dress in John—and this, as I shall show, was probably as 1784, 129.

early as the beginning of the fifteenth century, and REPLIES :- Portraits as Book-plates, 129- The Song of the may have been earlier—still sometimes, or in some

Silent Land,' 130 - The Poets Laureate-“Eating Poor Jack," 131–Andrew Vesalius-Charles Lamb---Parish Eke parts of Great Britain, preserved their original "Crank," 132 - John Palmer–Plainness versus meaning of James. Here it may be objected

that Beauty - The Hippodrome, 133 - Mayor of Wigan'. Oasts"-Copplestone-A. Rudhall-Folk-lore-Strachey,

it is not likely that one abbreviated Christian name 134 – Gladstone Bibliography - W. H. Murray – The should have had two meanings; but, oven at the Children's Garland'-Chesney, 135—"Coals to Newcastle" waring's * Discourse of Pirates --A French Stonehenge- such matters than they formerly were, we not so -- Printers' Errors--Rev. J. Blair-Anne Vaux, 136-Main- present day, when people are more particular in Tennyson's Crossing the Bar: -- Claypole, 137.-White- very infrequently find this to be the case. Thus, chapel Needles - The Christian Year of Rugby -Latin Translation -- Historic Hearts-Tran- May=Mary in England, but Margaret in Scotland scendental Knowledge-To Darken Bronze, 138.

(Jamieson and Miss Yodge, i. 79, 267), whilst NOTES ON BOOKS :-Jessopp's “Studies by a Recluse'- Mysie in Scotland=both Marjorie (Margaret) and Uzanne's Physiologie des Quais de Paris -Lang's Scott's Marianne (Jamieson), and in France I showed in

Rob Roy.'
Notices to Correspondents.

'N. & Q.' (76 S. 1. 30) that Ninon is, or bas
been, used= Anne, Catherine, and Eugénie. And

I feel sure that many other instances might be Notes.

found.

The first circumstance to which I will refer is DID JACK OR JOCK EVER=JAMES IN GREAT this. Miss Yonge (i. 56, s. v.

*Jacob") says, BRITAIN?

“Dame Jack was what Henry V. [1388–1422] I trust that the discussion will be strictly con called the wild Jacqueline of Hainault, who, like fined to this one point, and will not be extended his other Flemish sister-in-law, Jacquette of to the question whether, as some think, Jack and Luxemburg, mast have been named in honour of Jock are both derived ultimately from the acc. the saint of Liège” (i.e., St. Jacques, of whom she Johannem = John. This question was threshed had just been speaking). Now Henry V. must out at great length last year in the Academy, and have known French well, and yet he calls this lady is too wide for the space which could be given to Dame Jack, and not Dame James, or Jim. It it in 'N. &Q: With regard to my own opinion, was, no doubt, the similarity of sound which led this may readily be deduced from my heading, for him to use Jack, if he did do it; for Miss Yonge, I should not write this note if I did not believe as usual, gives no references. But would be have that Jack and Jock_are both ultimately to be chosen Jack if Jack had then been used=John referred to the acc. Jacobum, and that Jack, at only?. Hardly, I should say; and yet, curiously any rate, has been borrowed from the French enough, it is at that very time that we are first Ja(c)que. But if so, there are two ways in which told that Jack was in some parts of England, at this Ja(c)que may have found its way into Great any rate, and perhaps generally, used=John. See Britain. It may have come in (as most French Mr. E. W. B. Nicholson's useful, though, to my words certainly did) with the Normans, or, sub- mind, very misleading, little pamphlet on 'The sequently, through intercourse with Normandy Pedigree of Jack and of various Allied Names,' and the adjoining parts of France. In this case,

recast from several letters he had written in the Ja(c)que would probably have first been used in

* And to this reason may well have been added the England=James, and then have been given the fact that Ja(c)que (Jack) was so little like James that by meaning of John (which it is almost as much like as those who did not know French-the great majorityit is to James, and in the form of Jock more like), it was not recognized

as really meaning James. perhaps because James already had its Jem and but Mr. Nicholson (quoted further on) gives (p: 4) Jem

+ I do not know whether Jim existed at that time, Jim (see note +), and it was found impossible to as found in one text of . Piers Plowman' (about 1362-3) construct out of John itself a more familiar or in vii. 51.

Academy (1892, vol. i. pp. 90, 183, 470, 593), and what might be expected. But Mr. Nicholson, published by Alexander & Shepheard, London, who derives Jack from Jankin ( =little Jan=John), 1892. For (p. 5) he quotes from p. 338 of the is reduced to look upon Jaque as formed in Eng“Historia Monasterii S. Augustini Cantuariensis ' land from Jack (= Joho) and Jakes and Jaquos --wbich be considers to bave been written by as formed in England from Jackes ! And yet Thomas of Elmham about 1414—to the effect that, he had told us (p. 4) that the French Jacques among the Saxons especially, it was the custom to (=James) appears in England in the form of transform names, “ Apocopando, ac sæpius synco- Jaques (Shakespeare) and of Jakes. pando : ut pro Thoma Tommo sive Tomlin ; pro But now that I have come to speak of Jock, it Jobanne Jankin sive Jacke." But this passage does not seem quite certain that it really originated shows merely that, so far as this writer's know- in Great Britain, as is generally supposed.* It ledge extended (which would not be very far in may, indeed, well have come into use there quite those days of difficult communication) Jacke was independently, but it is pretty clear to me that used=John only, or commonly; but it does not Jocque was at one time in use in France. My sbow, by any means, that Jacko was so used in attention was first drawn to the matter by meeting every part of Great Britain. Neither does it prove with the surname Jocquelet in a French novel that Jacke really came from Johannes, as the writer called 'Toute une Jeunesse,' by Fr. Coppée (Paris, and Mr. Nicholson think it did ; it merely con- 1890, p. 107, &c.). I afterwards found it once in tains the writer's own opinion upon that point, the Paris Directory (Bottin) for 1881. Now And, indeed, the weak point of Mr. Nicholson's Jocquelet is evidently a double diminutive formed pamphlet is, that though he is able to show that from Jocque, the steps being Jocque, Jocqnel, Jack was certainly in use so far back as 1312, and Jocquelet. And that this is the case is shown by probably before 1279 (pp. 11, 12), and Jock as my finding in the same directory Jacquel (several early as 1362, and also probably before 1279 (p. 21), times) and Jacquelot (twice), both from Jacque. he has not been able to adduce any evidence as to And that Jocque=Jacque in these cases I should their being used=Joba beyond that contained in Bay even Mr. Nicholson would scarcely ventare to the passage above quoted, which is not earlier dedy. Further evidence, too, will be found by than 1414. And, indeed, this passage is more or those who will take the trouble to compare the less counterbalanced by another passage which he verb jocqueter in Godefroy with the verb and subquotes, and which forms the second circumstance stantive jock in Barrère and Leland's 'Slang,' &a, to which I have alluded above. This other passage and with “(frère) Jacques,” which I find in a (p. 21) raps as follows: "Skelton, writing about glossary appended to an edition of Rabelais pub1613, has 'King Jamy, Jemmy, Jocky my jo'lished, without the name of the author, by Ledenta (Dyce's ed., i. 185)"; and the only suggestion (Paris, 1835). The passage from the a of Ja(c)que which Mr. Nicholson—who is, of course, obliged to the o of Jo(c)que is shown by the form Janques, to admit that Jocky is here used=Jemmy can given by Body in his 'Noms de Famille du Pays make is that "it looks very much as if Skelton de Liège' (Liège, 1880). In the same book I find bad misunderstood Jocky as a Scottish form of also Jaume=Jame=James, and Jaume is given Jacques." But surely it is more reasonable to also by Mistral and by Larchoy, who has Jomo suppose

that Skelton know perfectly well what he also (s00 s.v. “ Jomain"). We see, therefore, that was about, and that Jock(y) was then still used in it is quite possible for Jock to have come to us, to some parts=James as well as John.* . Besides a certain extent, at any rate, from France. Mr. which, Mr. Dyce, according to Mr. Nicholson, Nicholson, however, derives from Jonkin= little suggests that “ Jocky my jo” was borrowed from Jo(b)n. a ballad (a Scotch ballad, I presume), and, if so, In Germany, also, Jacob=James has given rise the expression did not originate with Skelton at all. to the abbreviated and diminutive forms Jak, A third circumstance is that Mr. Nicholson bas discovered that in the sixteenth century, and even

The ordinary opinion with regard to Jock is, I as late as the beginning of the seventeenth

century, should say, that it took its rise in Scotland, where it is the two forms Jakson and Jaqueson are used of now. Perhaps, almost exclusively used; and Prof. Skeat,

s.v. “Jockey," says it originated in a Northern English one and the same individual, as are also the three pronunciation of Jack. But Mr. Nicholson (p. 21) has forms Jackes, Jakes, and Jaques (see p. 16). To been unable to find it in Scotland earlier than 1468, me, who consider Jack to be an Anglicized form of whilst he has found it in Wales about 1352, and in Jaque=James, these variant spellings are precisely Osfordshire, in the form of the surname Jockes as early

as 1279, and in Norwich it occurs in the form Jokkes in

1395. It is possible, therefore, that Scotch mercenaries * The earliest instance I can find in which it cer. brought it back home with them from France, tainly=John is when it was applied to the Sir John

+ Compare Cotgrave, s.v. • Jacquelet,” which he Howard (see Burke) who was created the first Duke of defines “ A Jacke of the clocke-boure; or the little man Norfolk in 1483, in the well-known lines:

that strikes the quarters in a clocke.” This is one Jocky of Norfolk, be not too bold,

instance, out of several instances I could give, in which For Diccon tby master is bought and sold. Jack in English is used where Jacques is used in French. of the said Castle as aforesaid, shall be elected and The ordinance to wbich I referred is as follows:

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Jäkel, Jäkel, Jäklin, Jack, Jäckel, Jocki, and and the oath of Supremacy; the execution of which Jockel-all=nothing but James. See Kleinpaul Writ is hereby enjoyned to be returned to the Chamber('Menschen- und Völkernamed,' Leipzig, 1885, said Lords and Commons doo order and ordeine, in

laino of Chester at the said Exchequer of Chester. The p. 251), and more especially Wackernagel (Ab- respect such returne cannot now be made, that the handl.z. Sprachkunde,' Leipzig, 1874, iii. 162, same be forborne, And that the said Commissioners shall 163), who gives other abbreviated forms besides. returne in the said Commission to them directed, and It seems to me not improbable, therefore, that the

execution thereof into the Chancery of England, Jack and Jock (if=the Fr. Ja(c)que) did at ono discharge to them the said Commissioners in that be

there to romaino of record, which shall be a sufficient time mean James in Great Britain, and I hope halfe: And whereby the statute made in the three and that some confirmatory evidence may be given me thirtieth years of the reigne of the late King Henry the in the pages of N. & Q.'

F. CHANCE. eighth, the Sheriffes of the said County for the time Sydenham Hill.

being, are limitted to keep their Shire Court in the Shiro-Hall of that County, which Shire-Hall is within

and part of tbe said Castle of Chester, now in the CHURCH MINSHULL, OLD CHURCH RECORDS. Enemies hands, And where the usage bath been for the (Continued from 8th S. ii. 264.)

said Sheriffes to keep their County Court upon a Mun. Allow me to correct the foot-note on p. 263, as and others, for saving of expence, have taken occasion

day, wberby Bailiffes of Sheriffes, Suitors of the Court to_the estate of Church Minshull, &c. After to travell on the Lords Day, to the great prophanation

Henry," insert dying unmarried, the estate passed of that holy Day, for supply of the said defect, and to his sister's son, Captain Lrixmoore Brooke ; remedy of the said evill; Be it further ordained and then delete “

” and substitute the. Perhaps established, by the Authority aforesaid, That during the I had better refer rather more particularly to the time that the said Castle of Chester shall continue in the family of Brooke. Richard Brooke, younger son within the power of Parliament, and that other Order

enemies possession and untill the same shall be reduced of Thomas Brook, of Leighton, in the Hundred of by both Houses of Parliament shall be taken to the Nantwicb, purchased in 1545'the manor of Nor- contrary, the said Sheriffe of the said County, and other ton. It is said the fact of a brook running under the Sheriffes of the same for the time being, sball keepe the manor house at Leighton gave the family their hall of or within the Towne of Namptwich, in the said

his and their Sheriffe Court in the Town-ball or Court. Richard married & Devonshire lady. County : And that the Shire Court shall be hereafter Their eldest son, Thomas, was married three times, constantly kept every moneth upon the Tuesday next first to a daughter of Lord Audley, then to Eliza- ensuing the former usuall Court day, and not upon any beth Merbury, and lastly to Elinor Gerard. Munday, for determination of plaints and actions under Richard, by the first wife, was knighted in Ireland. forty billings, and for Proclamations and calling of

Exigents, and other necessary causes as hath beone used He married the only daughter of William Chader at other Shire Courts held formerly as aforesaid : And ton, Bishop of Chester, but it was not a happy that the Coroners for the body of the said Shire, when union; bis second wife was Katharine, a daughter any new choice is, or ought to be by reason of death, of Sir Henry Nevill, and by this marriage was insufficiency, or otherwise, during the enemies possession born Henry, who in 1662 was created baronet. Chosen by vertue of the King's Writ, De Coronatore

eligendo, to be awarded from the Chancery of England, ". The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, which Coroners, as also for the time being (not secured taking into consideration the necessitie of appointing an or sequestred for their Malignanacy to the Parliament) high Sheriffe for the Countie Palatine of Chester, and are hereby enjoyed to sit with the said Sheriffe, at the that such Officer cannot be constituted in the usuall said Courts, to give Judgement upon Ullaries, and to do manner, in respect the Castle of Chester, where the all other things as appertaideth to their place and Court of Exchequer (being the Auncient Chancery. office, any Law, Usage, Statute, Priviledge, or Custome Court for that County) and the County Palatine Seale are to the contrary notwithstanding : And the Lords and kept (by wbich Seale and no otber the Sheriffes of that Commons do ordaine, enjoyn, and command all manner County have been usually there made) as also the City of persons of the said County whom the same may con. of Chester, are now all in the possession of the Enemies cerne, to be to him the said Henry Brook during his to the King and Parliament, and the Chamberlaine of continuance in the said Office, Aiding and Assisting in that County in present

rebellion, and in Armes against all things wbich belong to the said Office; And whereas the Parliament, doe thinke fit to order and ordeine, divers Writs, Commissions, Precepts and Warrante, And be it ordeined and established by the said Lords have usually heretofore insued out of his Majesties Court and Commons, That Henry Brooke Esquire shall be of Chancery, Court of Wards, and other bis Majesties and is hereby authorized and appointed to be Sheriffe Courts at Westminster, directed to Chamberlain of the of said Countie, and doe commit unto him the said said County Palatine for the time being, by force whereof Henry Brooke the office of Sheriffe, and the Custody of divers Writs and Commissions have issued out of the the said County Palatine, To have and execute the same said Court of Exchequer at Chester, under the said in as large and ample manner as any Sheriffe of that County Palatine Seal, directed unto the Sheriffe Escheator, Countie heretofore lawfully hath or might have done: Feodaries and Coroners of the same County: whereupon And whereas by vertue of a Writ or Commission under proceedings have been usually bad, and afterwards rethe Great Seale of England already issued, Gilbert Mil-turned unto the said Court of Exchequer at Chestor ; lington, William Ashurst, and John Bradabaw, Esquires, and from thence transmitted to the respective Courts Commissioners therein named, have ministred unto the above at Westminster, according to the nature of the said Henry Brooke, the two usual oathe, to wit, the Cause. Now for as much as the said Court at Chester, oath for the due execution of the said offico of Sheriffe, and Seal are in the enemies bands as aforesaid, and the

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Chamberlain and other officers of the Seal there in present Lord James not only beat the parties, but, will be nill rebellion against the King and Parliament, So as such | he, inforced the said David to eat the subpæna, wax and course for Writs, Commissions and Warrants cannot be parchment.”—P. 152. observed as formerly, neither can the Inhabitants of the

The following passage occurs in John Hill Bursaid County with safety repair to the Courts of Chester for Justice as formerly; and yet by the Ancient Usages ton's 'Book Hunter':and Priviledges of that County cannot for matters there “ Most of the bitterest legal jokes are at the expense arising sue one another, or be sued elsewhere, whereby of the class who have to carry the law into effect. T'ake, the course of Justice there is for present obstructed, to for instance, the case of the bailiff who bad been comthe great damage of the subject : Be it therefore ordained pelled to swallow a writ, and, rushing into Lord Norand established by the Authority aforesaid, That the bury's court to proclaim the indignity done to justice in former couree of issuing out Writs, Commissions, Pre- his person, was met by the expression of a hope that the cepts and Warrants out of any the Courts at Westminster, writ was not returnable in this court."-P. 129. directed to the Chamberlain of Chester shall be for. borne, during the time that the said City and Castle of Southey, in his ' Common-Place Book,' quotes a Chester shall continue in the enemies hands : And that similar occurrence from a manuscript "Memoir of during that time, and uñtill other Order by both Houses the Countees of Pembroke':-'1 of Parliament shall be taken to the contrary, all such

“Roger, Lord Clifford, who died 1327, was so obstinate Writs, Commissions, Precepts and Warrants henceforth to issue out of the said Courts at Westminster, for and and careless of the king's displeasure, as that be cateed concerning the matters of the said County Palatine, a pursuivant that served a writ upon him in the Baron's shall be immediately sent and directed unto the Sheriffe, Chamber

there, to eat and swallow down part of the was Escheator, Feodary, Coroners, and other officers of the that the said writ was sealed with, as it were in contempt said County of Chester respectively, and shall be by them of the said king; as appears by some writings that were executed in such sort, manner and forme, as is usually extant within these thirty years in the hands of Master done

in like cases, unto and by the Sheriffes, Escheators, Theun the great antiquary.”—First Series, p. 465; cf. Feodaries, Coroners, and other Officers of other Counties Third Series, p. 502. not Palatine within the Realme of England. And Something of a similar kind is mentioned in further, that during such time of the enemies possession Canon Raine’s ‘History of Hemingborough' of the City and Castle as aforesaid the subjects of the (p. 50). I have not, however, the volume at band said County shall and may sue and be responsall in the Courts of Justice at Westminster: And that the Kings to refer to. Writ shall there run as is used in other Counties: any

I have at various times met witb other stories of Law, Usage, Statute, Priviledge or Customes to the Con. the same sort, but have failed to make notes of trarý potwithstanding: And it is lastly ordained and them. I would fain know whether these tales are declared, that as well the said Sheriffe in the execution to be put down as jests, not intended to be of his said place and Office, as also all other Officers and persons that shall do any thing by vertue and in execution believed, or wbether there is satisfactory ovidence and pursuance of this Ordinance, and of the power therein that this compulsory seal-eating ever occurred. contained, and according to the direction of the same,

EDWARD PEACOCK. sball be kept indempnified by the Authority and Power Dunstan House, Kirton-in-Lindsey. of both Houses of Parliament: Provided that nothing herein contained sball for time to come be interpreted DECAY OF HISTORY.—The attempt of the to the disadvantage or prejudice of the ancient Rights

; Legitimists to decorate the statue of Charles I. Priviledges, Usages and Customes of the said County Palatine, or of the Inhabitants of the same.”

on January 30 brings to my memory the celebraALFRED Chas. Jonas, F.R.H.S.

tions on that day sixty and seventy years ago, Poundfald, near Penclawdd.

when it was a well-known anniversary. The special (To be continued.)

service for the blessed martyr was performed in many churches, but was waning. In the evening

by the Calves Head Clubs of the opposing party SEALS.In the October number of the Dublin celebrations were also held, with their emblem of Review the following passage occars in a note to the blessed martyr. At length the church service an article by Mr. Walter Fitzpatrick on 'The became optional and died out, and the Calves Spanish Monarchy.' Sismondi is given as the Head Clubs, being in protest, died out too. anthority, without reference to edition, volume, or whether one of these ancient institutions remains

is doubtful. “ Pope Urban V. Bent Cardinal de Beaufort with a Another anniversary which has disappeared was third bull of excommunication to Barnabas Vieconti of November 4, 1688, “ Landing of Wm. Prince of Milan. Visconti compelled the Cardinal to swallow the Orange at Torbay." ball, together with the leaden seals and silk cordage at the bicentenary it was due to the zoal of Mr.

No one knows that row, and attached to it."-P. 315. In Fosbroke's Smith’s ‘Lives of the Berkeleys' in Devonshire. By that time most of the peers of

Wright that a suitable commemoration was made we read that, in the eighteenth year of King revolutionary creation had changed their allegiance Henry V.,one David Woodburne with divers others of his not forgotten in the popular mind, but is inter

to the other side in politics. Gunpowder Plot is fellow-servants......coming to Wotton, served the Lord James (Berkeley) with a subpæna for his appearance in fered with in London by the “new” police denying the Chancery, and instead of obeying the procees, this access to the squares and best paying places. The

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costermongers are always ready to celebrate it and at the time of his death in 1807 was rector of this to expend any amount of money and time when parish. With this was also found the coffin of Mrs. the Stock Exchange is willing to extend its patron- good state of preservation,' have been removed to an

Newton. Both coffins, wbicb are described as 'in a age. The same fraternity, rather than the sweeps, adjacent shed preparatory, we believe, to their reintermaintains, 80 far as the police allow, the poetic ment at Olney, Bucks. It will be remembered that associations of May Day. I can remember when Newton was once curate of Olney, where he planned the naval victories of the last century and this with Cowper the collection of hymns which bears their

joint names. A writer in the Record who has visited were celebrated by the surviving veterans among the crypt of St. Mary Woolnoth states that the coffing the watermen on the river. Now, Waterloo hardly were found one on the other, in the middle of a 'stack commands a casual parade, in the attempt not to of coffine placed immediately underneath that part of excite the susceptibilities of the French.

the church wbere the communion table stands. Newton HYDE CLARKE.

published a very curious sketch of his life, from which

it appears tbat he was originally a muriner and a comThomas Zouch, D.D. (1737–1815), DIVINE.- mander of a vessel engaged in the slave trade. A curious He was born at Sandal Magna, co. York, Sept. 12, circumstance, as the writer in the

Record observes, is 1737, and baptized there on Sept. 28 following, as much in earnest' about spiritual things, Newton ex

that even after his conversion, and while he was very the son of the Rev. Charles Zouch (ob. 1754), hibited no signs whatever of compunction on the subvicar of Sandal, by Dorothy, his wife. The parish ject of the slave trade '; $0 true is it that it was the register of Sandal records the marriage by licence, immortal laboure of Clarkson, Wilberforce, and others on July 14, 1719, of “Mr. Charles Zouch, Vicar," that first awakeord the national conscience to the iniqui. with Mrs. Dorothy Norton of Wakefield. His ties of the traffic in human beings."

W. D. PINK. first wife, Isabella, daughter of the Rov. John Emerson, Rector of Winston, co. Durbam, having

THE Fairy VASE.—The Manchester Courier, died Oct. 18, 1803, Dr. Zouch married secondly, in a description of the marriage of Mr. Farquharat Sandal aforesaid, on Aug. 25, 1808, Mar- son, of Invercauld, to Miss Zoe Musgrave, on garet Brooke, of the parish of Wakefield, second December 16, 1892, adds the following interesting daughter of Dr. Wm. Brooke, of Field Head, passage, which is worthy of more lasting perpetuaDodwortb, Yorks, and sister to John Charles iion in 'N. & Q.':Brooke, Somerset Herald. She died at Wakefield, An interesting feature of the wedding accompani. July 14, 1833, aged eighty-nine, and was interred ments was that the brido-cake, artistically designed by at Sandal in the grave of her husband, who had Messrs. Gunter & Co.

, was surmounted by a facsimile been buried Dec. 23, 1815.

reproduction in fine sugar work, coloured, of the

legendary Fairy Vase, the family relic of the Musgrave The Rev. Henry Zouch, of Trinity College, family. Most readers of romance will know Longfellow's Cambridge, B.A. 1746, M.A. 1750, Vicar of Sandal rendering of Ubland's ballad on this story. The chalice Magna from 1754 to 1789, and Rector of Tan. itself may be seen still at Eden Hall, Cumberland; kersley and of Swillington, Yorkshire, was Dr. though it is only brought out on rare occasions, and for Zouch's elder brother. He was author of 'Re- the earliest Musgraves, so ran tho tale, came one day

a very good reason too, if the legend be true. One of marks upon the late Resolutions of the House of upon fairies feasting in a wood, and, liké a bold knight, Commons respecting the proposed Change of the thought to make one of them. He snatched at the Poor Laws,' &c., 850. [Leeds), 1766, ' An Account goblet which the Fairy, King held, but quickly had to of the present dariog practices of Night-hunters

run from the angered elves. He raced them, holding the and Poachers,' &c., 8vo., Lond., 1783, 'Hints re- fair' race and a fair win. As the prize the knight claimed

cup, to his castle; and there the Fairy King owned it a specting the public police,' &c., 8vo., Lond., 1786, the cup, and the Fairy King assented, but bound the and of other valuable tracts. He died June 17, gift by & condition1795, and was buried at Sandal on June 21 fol

If that cup either breaks or fall, lowing. In a volume, entitled “Odes on Peace

Farewell the luck of Eden Hall, and War, written by many ominent and dis. Possessed of the lucky cup, the bold Musgrave, so ran tinguished Persons," 8vo., London, 1795, are three then been against him. And the goblet, which is of

the tale, soon prospered in a love-suit wbich had till poems, one by Henry Zouch, B. A. Trinity College, glass, is of fair size, has on the top the lotters I.H.S., Cambridge, and two by Thomas Zouch, B.A., and has not broken or fallen yet." fellow of the same college and university scholar.

By the way, in which issue of the poems is to

DANIEL HIPWELL. 17, Hilldrop Crescent, N.

be found Longfellow's rendering of Uhland's ballad

on this story? It is not in mine (Routledge, John NEWTON.- The following cutting from the 1858), and I should like to see it or know where Daily News should be enshrined in the pages of to find it.

J. B. S. ‘N. & Q.':

Manchester. “The labour of clearing the crypt of the parish cluded in an edition published by Routledge in 1865.]

[See 4th S. vi. 332, • The Luck of Edenhall’ is in. church of St. Mary Woolpoth, Lombard Street, of its immense mass of coffing and mouldering remains is now complete. Among other coffins identified are those of

THE HOLY THORN.-The Standard of Jan. 16 the celebrated John Newton, the friend of Cowper, who has the following, which seems to be worthy

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