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Preface, to Sir Henry Bunbury, for the use of holding a slender wand, apparently between five the picture.
WILLIAM BATES. | and six feet in height, having on the top an octaEdgbaston.
| gonal plate charged with a cross patée. The only SEDECHIAS (3rd S. iv. 9, 309.) – If any of your
references I can give at present are to woodcuts readers have the Annales Recim Francorum ab in Keightley's Crusaders, p. 238; and Churton's anno 741. ad 882, &c., usually called the “ Ber
English Church, p. 321. J. WOODWARD. tinian Annals,” they will find mention made of
EXPLANATION OF WORDS (3rd S. iv. 167, 260.)— Sedechias under the history of Charles the Bald.
“ Avernot" is probably the same as “ Avernat," Fabricius notices him thus:
"a sort of grape;" properly “Auvernat," from “ Sedechias, medicus Judæus, a quo venenum datum Carolo Calvo, ut traditur in Annalibus Bertinianis, A.C.
“ Auvergne." " Auvernat" is also the name of a 877."-Bibliotheca Græca, xiii. 392.
wine from the same province. R. S. CHARNOCK.
H. B. | FAMILIES OF TREPSACK AND FORSTER (3rd S. RANULPH DE MESCHINES (3rd S. iv. 307) was a iv. 325.)—The Rev. (Jean) Trepsac was a minister grandson of Walter de Espagne, who was a bro- of the French Protestant congregation at Canterther of Ralph de Toeni (Thorne), the Standard- | bury in 1698. There was some imputation on his bearer. This accounts for the Meschines bearing character, for in the “ Actes” of the consistory of both rose and thistle* — the badges of the race that church, is a notice (Oct. 16, 1698) of M. who were of the family of yours,
Trepsac and the rich Jew of the Hague,” many of “LE CHEVALIER DU CYGNE." the congregation opposed his ministry, and he was JOHN FREER (3rd S. iv. 325.) - John Freer,
requested, " after the exposure of his crime," to named John Fryer in the Annual Army Lists,
depart quietly : this he refused to do, and the
consistory therefore sent for two of the members joined the 66th Foot as an ensign on the 4th
of the London Walloon Church (Dr. Primrose March, 1767. His Lieutenancy he gained on the
and M. Blanc) to take the matter in hand. 14th November, 1771 ; and ceased connection
December following M. Trepsac sent in his rewith the army on the 31st August, 1773: on
signation. If C. J. R. has any particulars of M, which date he either died, or sold out, as his name
Trepsac I should be glad to have them for my does not occur in the balf-pay roll. This is but a little; every little, however, helps,
Biography of the French Protestant Clergy. and it may serye 2. o. for a cue to further inquiries
John S. BURN. and research.
M. S. R.
The Grove, Henley. Brompton Barracks.
PORTRAITS OF JOHNSON (3rd S. iv. 209.) “DUBLIN UNIVERSITY REVIEW" (3rd S. iv. Mr. Webster's portrait of the Doctor was, I be110.)-- This serial, of which only four numbers
lieve, purchased some years ago by Mr. Watts appeared, was started by a talented student of
Russell, of Ilam Hall, at a sale by auction of the Trinity College, Dublin, Cæsar George Otway,
effects of Mr. Webster's family at Ashbourne. now a poor-law inspector, son of a distinguished clergyman and author, the late Cæsar Otway. COMMONERS USING SUPPORTERS (3rd S. iv. 255.) One of my contributions to its pages, an woáplov, Some commoners have a right to supporters; now lies before me: a translation of which only others have used them for generations out of mere was inserted, Greek type not being at hand. I ignorance and mistake, because an ancestor used would send the original to “N. & Q.," but fear them in right of some office or dignity, which in the neglect of prosody might shock your classic | reality died with him. The Wardenship of the scholiasts; and yet, in my humble judgment, Stannaries, the title of Knight Banneret, &c. &c. Greek is of all languages the most susceptible of may be cited as instances. Descendants look at the musical rhythm, unrestricted by the rigid scan- | old seal, or the old stone carving over the door,
old seal, or the old sto sion of the ancient metres.
and fancy they may use the supporters too, whereas Dublin.
they went out with the dignity of office which FICTITIOUS APPELLATIONS (3rd S. iv. 306.)
P.P. Queen Anne's correspondence with the Duchess
BERRY OR BURY (3rd S. iv, 304.)- In the West of Marlborough (1702-1714) was carried on under of England this name is frequently given to large the fictitious names of (I think) Freeman and
mounds or other earth prominences. In Cornwall Morley.
I know of four spots so designated. One is not far WAND OF GRAND MASTERS OF THE TEMPLARS from Newton Park on the Tamar, and seems to (3rd S. iv. 307.) – I have generally seen the have been an ancient encampment and burialGrand Master of the Templars represented as ground., Ano
ground. Another is Hensbarrow Hill, a desolate
spot, perhaps the highest in the county. The peo* See Burke's Armory.
ple around all call it “ Hens-berry," or the Berry,"
and in an old map of the county,“ performed” by Kohl (3rd S. iv. 166, &c.)-Lane, in his Modern the industrious Speed in 1610, I observe tbat it Egyptians, calls kohl an impalpable powder, that is designated as “Hens-bery." Excavations have which I have is a solid greasy substance. Is this been made here, and ancient implements and the substance used by the Egyptians, or another relics of former burial rites discovered. I take it form of it (it has been in London thirty-six years) that the term “Berry" is an old designation with such as used by the Hindoostanees as mentioned country people for the ancient earth remains of by Mr. WooD ? (3rd S. iv. 239.) the Britons, Saxons, and Danes, as well as the
Jour DAVIDSON. Romans. Burgh, boro, barrow, borough, a place ! THE REY. PETER THOMPSON (3rd S. iv. 289. devoted to the living or to the dead, appears to | 337.)-I am greatly obliged to T. B. for his offer have come down to us in the popular or corrupted
to lend the volume to which he has referred. The form of "the Berry." JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN.
information he has given being, however, amply Piccadilly.
sufficient for my purpose, it will be unnecessary to Smith Of Nevis (3rd S. ïï. 417.)- I am greatly avail myself of his kindness.
S. Y. R. obliged to A. D. for his memoranda respecting | Patmos (3rd S. iii. 347.)- I am sorry I did not Mary Smith, but as yet I have no clue to the before see the inquiry as to Patmos. The best way family to which Lieut.-Governor Smith, and, in l of reaching it is to go to Smyrna by the weekly all probability, this Mary Smith belonged. His Marseilles or Trieste mail steamer, and then proceed arms were gules, on a chevron between three by mail trains to Ephesus station, and so by postbezants or, three cross-crosslets, sable.
horse to Skala Nova, fifteen miles. From Skala I am however informed that a coheiress of the Nova the mail is carried by boat or steamer to the governor, or of his brother, married into an old town of Vathi, in the island of Samos. From Samos Surrey family named Budgen.
a boat can be obtained to the neighbouring island The name of the family of Burt referred to was of Patmos. Samos can be reached from Smyrna not spelt with i. They appear to have been also in the evening. Since the railway has been opened connected with our old West Indian proprietary there has been no steamer from Smyrna to Skala families of Payne (Lord Lavington), and Buckley. Nova or Samos.
HYDE CLARKE. I observe that in my former query (p. 307) a Smyrna, Oct. 9, 1863. misprint accidentally occurs, William Matthew,
SiR WILLIAM JAMES, BART. (2nd S. xii. 244, Bart., M.P., being printed for William Matthew Burt, M.P., a gentleman resident or. his estate in
hew | 354, 402.) – Can and will any correspondent Berkshire, but never, I believe, a colonial go
oblige by saying had Sir William James, by either
of his wives, a daughter of the name of Rachel ? vernor. It is most likely that the Matthew family came
Or had any son of his a daughter of such name;
came and if so, are any particulars known of either ? originally, as stated by A. D., from Glamorganshire; but I am told two other distinct Welsh
morgan. Fenton's Tour in Pembrokeshire gives no such infamilies of the name existed in Merioneth and in
WM. Price. formation.
4, Castle Street, Abergavenny. Denbigh.
The arms were sable, a stork proper. These SUBMERGED Towns (31 S. ii. 362, 439, 479.)— bearings seem very uncommon in England, though
Llangorse Pool or Llynnsavaddan, or Brecknockborne on the continent by the counts of Gruyère,
| mere, about five miles in circumference, has also the Cicognas, and other names.
a legend of a town being swallowed. (Rees's South I should be extremely glad to obtain any fur- |
Wales, p. 47.)
GLWYSIG. ther particulars of the families I have mentioned SHAKSPEARE JUBILEE (3rd S. iv. 264.) - Some through the columns of "N. & Q." C. E. S. I | account of the Jubilee at Stratford-upon-Avon is
to be found in Davies's Life of Garrick, chap. xlv. MR. SERJEANT BIRCH, CURSITOR Baron (3rd S. The Jubilee was afterwards brought out at Drury i. 29; iv. 319.) – Beatson's Political Index is in Lane, and in the list of Garrick's dramatic works, accurate in the entries relative to the Cursitor at the end of Davies's book, is the following arBaron, as they are stated by Mr. Stevens. Birch ticle: was included in the batch of serjeants called “xxir, The Jubilee; a Dramatic Entertainment, in June, 5 Anne, 1706 (see Wynne's Serjeant-at. acted at Drury Lane, 1769.' This piece, which is not Lrw, p. 95, quoting Gazette of June 9, 1706; and printed, was one of the most successful performances. ever of Lord Raymond, p. 1261); and he was ap
produced on the stage.” pointed Cursitor Baron on December 11, 1729, on
MELETES. the resignation of that office by Sir William Thom Arne's music is not a glee but a song, and Garson, who was made baron of the coif on November | rick wrote — 27, 1729 (see Pat. 3 Geo. II. p. 1.)
“Of things more than mortal thy," &c. EDWARD Foss. not sweet, as quoted by OXONIENSIS. R. W. D.
TAE EARL OF SEFTON (3rd S. iv. 317.) - Mr. lowing passage pointed out to me (Macaulay's REDMOND has made an unfortunate reference to | History of England, vol. i. p. 295): the first Earl of Sefton, who was not a Roman “The third regiment, distinguished by flesh-coloured Catholic priest, but a Protestant layman.
facings, from which it derived the well-known name of
R. W. D. the Buffs.” The MONOGRAM OF CONSTANTINE (3rd S. iv. If this is correct would their uniform be faced with 235, 259, 314.) - Constantine certainly used the leather ?
Joun Davidson. monogram on some of his coins. I have it repre | NUMISMATIC QUERIES (3rd S. iv. 199.) — The sented over and over again, and I wonder none of subject of HERMENTRUDE's inquiry is a common your correspondents have said that they have such
denarius of the Nævia family, struck probably coins. I have one such, a small copper piece about B.c. 74, and, as usual, serrated. The head found by myself a quarter of a century ago, on upon it is that of Venus and not of Cleopatra, and the site of a Roman station, and it has not been the legend is c.NAE. BALB (Caius Navius Balout of my possession since. It is slightly injured | bus). on one side, otherwise distinct enough. Obv. head
The other pieces described by HERMENTRUDE of Constantine, and in the exergue consT....NUS
| (3rd S. iv. 28), and B. H. C. (3rd S. iv. 218), with MAX. AUG. Rev, two armed warriors, one on each different abbreviations of AVE MARIA GRATIA side of the labarum; in the exergue GLORIA EX
FLENA upon them, are merely counters such as ERCITVS. The x of excrcitus falls exactly over the
were in general use for accounts until they were centre of the laharun or ensign, which is suspended
superseded by the introduction of Arabic nuupon an ornamented staff, and bears in the field a
John Evans. well-known form of the monogram of Christ, X.
Simon Wadloe: John WADLOE (200 S. iv. 207.). I beg to inclose an impression of this, that there | London Scenes and London People is a book full . may be no doubt concerning it. Other brass coins of the grossest blunders, and totally unworthy the of Constantine in my possession have as unmis- | notice of an antiquary. Simon Wadlow's name takably pagan emblems; one, for example, a naked | appears for the last time as a licensed vintner in figure of Apollo, with a globe in his hand, and the the Ward Mote return of December, 1626; and motto soli invicto.
B. H. C. the burial registers of St. Dunstan's notices, That it was not the sign of the cross, but the
roce but the “ March 30, 1627, Symon Wadlow, vintner, was symbol of the name of Christ that was seen by Con
buried out of Fleet Street.” The widow Wadstantine, if indeed there was a celestial vision at
low's name is returned for the last time by the
Ward Mote on December 21, 1629. all, is very evident from the testimony of Lactan.
The name of John Wadlow, apparently the son tius, which seems most decisive:
of old Simon, appears firstly as a licensed vintner “Constantine was warned in a dream to make the in the Ward Mote return on St. Thomas's day. celestial sign of God upon his soldiers' shields, and so to join battle. He did as he was bid, and with the trans
December 21, 1646. After the Great Fire in verse letter X circumflecting the head of it, he marks
September 1666, this John Wadlow rebuilt the Christ on their shields."-De Mor tibus Persecutorum, xliv. Sun Tavern bebind the Royal Exchange; and he
appears to have been sufficiently wealthy to have Now this "letter X" is the initial of Xplotos, advanced money to the crown. His autograpla and it was in that sign or symbol displayed on bis was attached to several receipts among the myriads banners that he was to be the victor.
of Exchequer documents recently destroyed. This fact is also manifest from an inspection of 1 derive the above dates from Mr. J. H. Burn's the plates in Elliott's Horæ Apoc. where the Catalogue of the Beaufoy Tokens, second edition, Greek P appears in the middle of the X, making 1855, p. 104, et seq. EDWARD F. RIMBAULT. CHP. Constantine's standard was thus a literal embodiment of the expression of the Psalmist,
TAYNTING (3rd S. iv. 373.) – This means, I "In the name of the Lord will we lift up our
think, any guard, or binding, or stiffening. In banners;' and no doubt on this its first appear
all the instances in wbich I find any word like ance on the Roman vexillum, it nerved the Chris
taint, tent, tainct used, it is in this sense. It is tian soldiers in his army with more than usual fire
always easy to distinguish between the derivatives to fight and conquer at the Milvian Bridge. of tingo and tendo.
J. D. CAMPBELL. H. W. | Jack the Giant KILLER (3rd S. iv. 306.) —
| The earliest edition of this popular romance of the THIRD BUFFs (3rd S. iv. 287, 337.) - Am I
nursery with which I am acquainted is the followto understand that the Third wore leather accou
ing: trements from their first formation as a regiment
“ The History of Jack and the Giants, 12mo, n. d. by Charles II., or merely that they were the first “The Second Part of Jack and the Giants, giving a full to wear leather belts, &c. ? I have had the fol- Account of his victorious Conquests over the North
Country Giants, destroying the Enchanted Castle kept valuable mass of illustration to the more popular work on by Galligantus, dispers'd the Fiery Griffins, put the Con- the Reign of Elizabeth, just published by Mr. Froude, juror to flight, and released not only many Knights and is to be found in the present volume - a volume which Ladies, but likewise a Duke's Daughter, to whom be was reflects great credit upon the care and learning of Mr. honourably married.” 12mo, Newcastle, 1711.
Stevenson. It is accompanied by rude woodcuts, represent
Memorials of the Abbey of St. Mary of Fountains. Col. ing the principal events related in the history,
lected and Edited by John Richard Walbran, F.S.A. evidently of a much earlier period than the date of
(Published for the Surtees Society.) the book. The story is probably of remote an- |
This volume, for which the antiquarian public is in
debted to the Surtees Society, is the first endeavour to tiquity, and may be traced among the legends of
record at length the history of the Abber of Fountains other countries. See your valued correspondent now as remarkable for the beauty of its extensive ruins, MR. KEIGHTLEY's Tales and Popular Fictions, as it was formerly for its position and influence among 1834. Mr. Halliwell, in his Catalogue of Chap
the monastic institutions of the country. Mr. Walbran, Books, Garlands, and Popular Histories, printed
to whom the Society has entrusted the duty of editing
the vast mass of curious and interesting documents here for private circulation in 1849, has some very in
| collected together, has brought to his task great zeal and teresting remarks upon the Newcastle edition of
intelligence; and the result is a book, in which we get Jack the Giant Killer. EDWARD F. RIMBAULT. so many interesting particulars of the more eminent 6 ANNE BOLEYN” A TERM OF OPPROBRIUM
members of this institution, and so many curious details
as to the sources, management, and application of its (3rd S. iv. 245.) – It is not so much sympathy revenues, as to throw great light upon the history and with Catharine of Arragon, nor any virtuous social influences not only of Fountains Abbey, but of all moral indignation against “ Anna Bolena,” which
similar institutions. makes the name of the latter a word of opprobrium in Spain and Italy, as the fact that she is supposed to have caused the Reformation. You BOOKS AND ODD VOLUMES are told in Sicily, that the noise and flame of
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We are compelled by want of space to postpone several Notes on
MR. WALTON's Experimental Theosophy roill appear in our next.
C. D. (Oxford) The canons of the Council holden at Hertford, A.D.
673, originally appeared in Bede's Ecclesiastical llistory, book iv. ch, ., Miscellaneous.
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OXONIENSES. See our ist S. iv. 91, for the probable origin of the
aphorism," Fiat justitia, ruat calum.' This goodly volume of between 600 and 700 pages
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LONDON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1863. 1699 and 1705. In the E volume of these Dis
courses, which is thus intituled, “Of the Eternal CONTENTS. — No. 99.
Word's becoming Flesh; or, Of the pure ImmacuNOTES:- Experimental Theosophy:-Singular Relation,' | late Conception and Incarnation of our Lord Jesus 405 — Misuse of Words, 407 - Andrew Hart, &c., 408 – The old Lady, her Umbrella, and the Electric Telegraph, 1b.
Christ, in the Womb of the blessed Virgin Mary, MINOR NOTES: - Curious Circumstance-Inedited Cul
(which is in the handwriting of the author himself, Joden Dispatch — The Rer. John Johnson, M.A., and the and now before me,) I find the following singular Rev. John Johnson, LL.D. - Cheap Publication in the 16th Century - The George and Blue Boar, 409.
the collected curiosities of the pages of N. and Q. QUERIES:-Auctious in Cumberland - Barrett and Harris Family -- Choak-Jade at Newmarket -- Charles II.
In Freher's MS. Index to these volumes, the acEleanor Cobham - Dr. Croly - Dighton the Caricaturist count is inserted · Historical Relation of N. S.' -- Dutch Delf - Mrs. Fitzherbert, &c. -- Ganymede -The Heart of St. George -- “ Josephine's Address to Napo
Freher's works, it is to be observed, were left all leon”_-"King's College Magazine "-Knock-out --- Making in MS., in the possession of his private friends; Claret_" Memoirs of Nine Living Characters ” — Moorgate
| who at their decease bequeathed them to their and Finsbury Court House-“Parvæ Accessiones” --The Rev. John Platts - Charles Price alias Patch - Prince of
successors, or transferred them to assured guarWales's Feathers, &c., 410.
dians of them, and thus they have been preserved QUERIES WITH ANSWERS:-- Dr. Lambe: Madame Davers down to the present day. They are, with two ex-- Merchants and Tradesmen's Marks - Pennsylvanian
ceptions, in English. Bonds -- Storm Signals - Quotation, 413. REPLIES :- St. Anthony's Sermon to the Fishes, 414
Gichtel died in the year 1710, and his Letters Long Grass, 415-Mrs. Cokayne of Ashbourne, Il. - Christian Names, 416 -- Maps -- Clerk of the Cheque -- Anthony lished in six volumes, A.D. 1722; to which, as a Young - Signet assigned to Mary, Queen of Scots — “Pallas Armata”- Inkstand - Duke of Kingston's Regiment -- Devil, a Proper Name - St. Peter's-in-the-East - | tituled The Wonderful and Holy Life of John “ Cleanliness next to Godliness” -- Foxhangre --St. Mary Matfelon - The Prince Imperial descended from Blanche
George Gichtel. This entire publication was de France - Rob -- Discovery of the Tyrian Purple | termed " Theosophia Practica," (See ‘N. and Q.' Bishop's Dress - Mutilation of Sepulchral Monuments - p. 373, suprà.) The Memoir was drawn up Obscuro Scottish Saints - Roger Kenyon, &c., 417.
under the general direction of Gichtel's surviv. Notes on Books, &c.
ing friend and intimate companion, Ueberfeldt,
who had resided with him for many years, and up Notes.
to the close of his life. He supplied the chief in
formation for the work; but, as his own name EXPERIMENTAL THEOSOPHY. - SINGULAR RELATION
would often have to appear on its pages, though
it is now distinguished only by the letter U, he FREDER, the learned commentator upon the declined the task of personally inditing it,—which writings of Jakob Böhme (N. and Q. 2nd S. 20 and
was composed by another, who was a stranger to 26), a native of Norimberg in Germany,* after Gichtel personally. This Memoir, it will be obspending some years in Holland, in intimacy with served, was published near twenty years after the Ĝichtel (the editor and publisher of the first uni • Singular Relation' had been narrated in the priform edition of Böhme's works, A.D. 1682), with vate MS. treatise of Freher. In the published Poiret, and other famous spiritual persons of that Life, this Singular Relation' is found inserted, age abroad, came over to this country about the though somewhat varied from the narrative of it year 1694; as it would appear, to investigate the by Freher. The transaction, according to the nature of the Philadelphian Society,' then insti- | published account, took place in the year 1672; tuted in London, and to converse with its chief but the party it refers to, is there named as one spiritual head, Mrs. Jane Lead, whose mystical Gabriel M-s,' and not one ‘N. S.' as designated writings in part had been translated into the Ger- ' in Freher's own index. Freher's relation of it is man tongue; and he remained here until his de- , as follows:cease in the year 1728, aged 79 years. His ‘Elucicidations of Böhme's Philosophy and Theology,'
« ... But further, though it is firm and solid
enough, that the soul in its spiritual figure is a globe, not contained in the first five volumes, lettered A, B,
a triangle nor a square, but a perfect globe, I cannot C, D, E, were composed by him, between the years nevertheless but confirm this saying of our author
(Böhme), by relating faithfully a most considerable * Dr. Francis Lee, in his Apologetical Letter to Henry thing, happened to a certain person whom I know, havDodwell, A.D. 1701, thus mentions Freher:-“I know | ing heard a full account thereof, not once or twice but (says he) a person of great accuracy of thought, and several times from his own mouth. And this the rather, coolness of mind, as well as of a most holy and primitive because it will be most proper for this place; for it will life, who is undertaking to render Böhme intelligible, by declare several important things concerning the soul, a true and genuine representation of his principles, both considered purely as to itself; and moreover it may leave of divinity and philosophy, after having read all his books behind it some or other benefit, if it can be believed and in the original more than ten times, though not without received, as it easily can if Böhme's ground is underthe greatest disgust imaginable in the beginning."-Me stood, and if a middle state is owned between hell and morial of Law, p. 206.