« PreviousContinue »
his Gods good, shall be sure to make the physition rich ought not to be lost sight of by those who suppose
too, that the Quarterly Review, though not friendly
“ To Richard Bentley, Esq. 1585, 8vo., we find, “Cremor, &c. Barme, yest; forgery that I ever sa
“My dear Bentley,- I return you the most impudent quickening or gouls good.” Halliwell (Arch. and pages of this infamous book without seeing that Lady
It is impossible to read any ten Prov. Dict.) explains this word as yeast, so do Ann Hamilton had no more to do with it than Lady Coles, Florio, &c. Here again we have probably Godiva. There is very little in it that has not been another name originating in the medieval convents. printed in the cheap Radical filth years ago. The only In the Euphues passage God's good can hardly exception, perhaps is the direct charge about the Princess
Charlotte's mean a blessing on a meal. If a grace were meant, the composition of [the author of] Authentic Records,
It is avowedly (see vol. i. p. 156) “cannot make one meale” would be more appro- a tissue of lies for which a fellow of the name of Phillips priate. But I read the word as continuing the was prosecuted in 1832, but which was pretty well known sense of “hee that for every qualme will take a
to have been written by the notorious Jack Mitford. receipt,” and as specifying one of the receipts which The portion not to be found in that farrago is made up
from Princess Olive of Cumberland and Barry O'Meara; would be, under such circumstances, taken. Is but I do not hesitate to say that though it is generally not God's good, therefore, in this passage some understood that Lady Ann did write something in the specific used to stimulate impaired concoction shape of a diary which was suppressed some years ago, in which yeast was the chief ingredient? For yet it is quite clear that the vulgar ruffian who penned instance, this occurs in The Queen's Closet Opened,
these pages can never have seen that book, and that of Lond., 1655, 12mo., “A receipt to help Digestion. was both in ideas and expression, was utterly incapable.
a great part of it even Princess Olive, offensive as she -Take two quarts of small ale,” &c.
It is evidently the work of a man. That the letters are Gratia Dei. Cotgrave tells us that this name forgeries is also perfectly clear. Is it possible that Queen was applied to the hedge hyssop, to the blue cranes
Caroline could address the prince as My Lord,' and that bill or crowfoot cranesbill, and to the dwarf or low three times in one letter (vol. i. p. 114), or that an
address of the House should style him George, called cistus. * Torriano also mentions these same plants Prince of Wales,' an error into which the ignoramus who as so called. I rather doubtfully identify them wrote it has been betrayed by the official language used with our Galeopsis tetrahit, Geranium pratense, towards peers by courtesy, but never towards peers dle and Delianthemum vulgare. Perhaps some of your facto, which the Prince of Wales always is? In p. 183, readers, learned in the archaeology of botanical und with Peace the tailor. Lady Ann Hamilton would
same volume, the writer talks of a conversation we nomenclature, will inform me better. The New | have as soon worn a pair of breeches of his making as World of Words, edit. 1720, applies gratia Dei to have admitted any such person into her confidence. See “ a lesser kind of centaury," and to a plaster made also p. 195 for the date of another interview with the of wax, rosin, suet, turpentine, &c. The common
same worthy Abrahamides. For coarseness of allusion
woman could write, see old name for rue, herb of grace, may also be noted
and expression which no for comparison.
pp. 199-212, and the ruffianism about the Cato Street
Bate Dudley, whom he calls .Rerd, Mr. Bates,' being
her trial, as editor of the llerald, when it is notorious Will you allow me to call attention to a view as had long ceased to have any connexion with that paper
that his baronetcy was given him in 1813, and that he to the authorship of this disreputable book which before the time alluded to. But it is useless to go on : is entirely at variance with that entertained by the title-page is a gross lie, and appears to me to have some of your correspondents, pamely, that Lady been purposely printed and foisted in upon a book which A. Hamilton was the writer of it?
bad originally some other.
"As Mr. This will be found in the following letter from
-, a name which I lay my life is a false
one, seems to offer this to you for publication, I have gone the Rev. R. H. Barham to Mr. Bentley, to whom the more into the thing than it would otherwise deserve. book would appear to have been offered for pub- Any man who could dream of such a thing would at once lication (see Life of Barham, vol. ii. p. 49). From put himself out of all decent society, nor were a man unMr. Barham's literary experience and his know- principled enough to do it for the chance of a profit ledge of all that was going on in the publishing could the speculation succeed, for the humbug is too world, and for the reasons given by him for his Yours truly,
gross to impose even upon the sarans of Gower Street.
R. H. B." opinion that “Lady Anne Hamilton had no more
FIAT JUSTITIA. to do with it than Lady Godiva,” that opinion
THE FAMILY NAMES OF THE PRINCESS DE * More doubtingly Cotgrave brings under this appella. tion the wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa; and the bastard | TALLEYRAND.-I observe that in some of the dittany.
recent volumes of our French contemporary,
L'Intermédiaire, there has been a discussion, which thought that both Sir Walter Scott and Sir is still pending, concerning the names borne by the William Wallace bore Celtic names, and that Princess de Talleyrand by birth and by her first however mixed their blood may have been with marriage. Reference is made to two entirely con- Saxon and Scandinavian, they derived paternally tradictory statenents, one put forth by a corre- from the Celtic stock, which, coming from Scotia spondent of L'Intermédiaire (“M. A. D.,” Int., Major (Ireland), gave its name to Scotia Minor vii. 547), and the other by Madame Colmache, (Scotland), and which also sent out branches to widow of the Prince's private secretary, in the Wales, North and West, and to Strathclyde and Memoirs published by her from her husband's to Brittany. Of course I do not me:in to say that papers. I have on a previous occasion cited this these divisions do more than roughly describe the book in relation to the story of the diamond neck-settlements of the Celts in these islands, and I do lace, and I should consider Madame Colmache not touch on their subdivisions into Guel and extremely likely to be well informed on such Cymry and the vexed questions involved. All a point as that now in question. “M. A. D.,” in I seek to know is whether there can be any L'Intermédiaire, says that the Princess was named warrant for the strange assertion that, Scott and Worlee, and that she was born at Tranquebar. Wallace were not countrymen or of the same Madame Colmache says that her maiden name was Celtic stock, but distinct in race as Washington Dayot, that she was born at L'Orient, and that her and a Red Indian. The pedigrees of Wallace of first husband's name was Grandt. This latter Kelly in Burke's Landed Gentry (ed. 1851) begin name itself varies in the different accounts, being with a Sir Malcolm Wallace, whose Christian also written Grand (which is Prince Talleyrand's name at least is from the Celtic. I have not the own orthography) and Grant. I had written thus Rev. Isaac Taylor's delightful and valuable work far before having an opportunity of consulting the on Worıls and Places near me, but if I remember Biographie Universelle. In the long notice of rightly he derives the name of Wallace from the Talleyrand given in the Supplement (1853) there Saxon word for a foreigner or Celtic neighbour, are one or two points worthy of remark as bearing and we all know the words Wales and Valais are upon the name and origin of the Princess. Tilley-derived from it. In Ireland, at all events, good rand himself, in a letter to one of the Directory, antiquaries have said that the old name of Le written to obtain the release of Madame Grand, Waleys, which appears in the Exchequer Records who had been suspected of conspiring with the of Kerry in the reign of Edward I. and earlier, Royalists, calls her une Indienne, bien belle, bien wils derived from this Saxon word, and that it is paresseuse, la plus désoccupée de toutes les femmes the original of our Irish names Wallace and Walsh que j'aie jamais rencontrée.” The Emperor Na- to-day. In Ireland the former was and is often poleon is cited in the Biographie as having, in his spelt Wallis. The Le Waleys of Kerry in old St. Helena conversations, called the Princess “ très time was the son or grandson of a Welsh settler belle femme, des Indes Orientales." The Bio- who came here with the English in 1172-1200, or graphie adopts Talleyrand's orthography Grand, the son or grandson of an Irishman who had gone with the addition “nee Worlée." Probably over to his Welsh cousins before that period. a transcript of the inscription on her tomb at There can be no mistake about the name of Scott, Mont Parnasse might set us right concerning I suppose. Sir Walter himself, in The Lay of the both the paternal and married names of the Prin- Last Minstrel, distinguishes between the Scotic cess de Talleyrand. Only why did not our Paris and the Saxon conquerors of Scotland when he friends take a step so much simpler for them than makes the Duke of Buccleuch's ancestor say to the for us? Perhaps they knew it would be of no use. Beattisons of Eskdale :
C. II. E. CARMICIIAEL. “Deal not with me as with Morton tame, Celts and Saxoxs.-In an article in the Daily Celts and Susons are a “vanished tale” in Ireland
For Scots play best at the roughest game." Voirs of November 29 is the following passage :* Vacaulay remarks that Sir Walter Scott had no
to-day, of course, although their effigies are carried more reason to speak of himself as a fellow.countryman about sometimes, like the Bridogues the Irish of William Wallace than Washington would have bad children make up and carry about on St. Bridget's to describe himself as the fellow-countryman of an Eve to please or frighten the unwary and foolish Indian chief."
and to extract their sixpences and halfpence. I Where does Lord Macaulay make this very decided only “want to know,” like the inquirer at the assertion ? Although I have read nearly every Circumlocution Office," whether there is any real line of his published works, and his life and letters, justification for the assertion that Scott and published after his death, I cannot remember it. Wallace are names implying a difference of race I should like to know what some of the really and country.
M. A. Hickson. enlightened and impartial scholars amongst the readers of “N. & Q.” have to say on the subject, MOTTO FOR AN INDEX.-Over twenty years ago for, in my ignorance (it may be), I have always a valuable correspondent of "N. & Q." sought
a motto or maxim for an index ” (2nd S. i. 413). occasions a man exhibiting birds in a cage, placed Among the communications received, one proposed on a stand, in the streets of Torquay. At length, the old Latin saying "Verbum sat,'” and your old curiosity having drawn me to see the exhibition and honoured contributor, the late Dr. Husen- somewhat closely, I found that, with the assistance BETH, made a fair hit in the “Monstror digito of the birds, the man was a fortune-teller, and that prætereuntium” of Horace (Carm., iv. iii. 22). he made known his profession with the following The others do not require notice here, save perhaps announcement, printed on a board attached to his one by INDAGATOR, who, however, was unable to stand :name his author (2nd S. vi. 316); and although I “If you please, Ladies and Gentlemen, Take advantage regret to think it may be too late to satisfy your of the occasion of these birds, which for ld. will select original querist (whose contributory signature I from the public box a planet of the fortune which will regret to have missed for some years past), I may said planets are for Ladies and Gentlemen.”
tell you the history of your past and future life. The perhaps be permitted to suggest as such motto, in case it should still be required for an index or any
There can be little or no doubt that the word other book of reference, certain other words of planet, of the true meaning of which the exhibitor Horace, few and to the point—“Quod petis, hic was certainly ignorant, is a survival of the practice est” (Epist., i. xi. 29).
W. T. M.
of our ancestors, who in the“ bright leaves ” of the Reading.
stars “would read the fate of men and empires."
I have not recently heard or seen the word used BANKER POETS.-Samuel Rogers is not the only thus; but upwards of half a century ago an old one entitled to the designation of the banker poet. woman, resident in my native village, told me One of his predecessors was Arunachala Kavirayer, more than once that she could tell my fortune by who was born near Tranquebar A.D. 1712, and the lines on my hand for a copper or two, but that declined an influential appointment which would she could not "turn the planets without silver.” have committed him to a celibate life. At thirty
WM. PENGELLY. he married and became a banker. He died, at the Torquay. age of sixty-seven, in 1779 (The Tamil Plutarch, by Simon Casie Chitty, Jaffna, 1859, p. 9).
Brass At Cuxton, Kent.— Thorpe, in the WILLIAM E. A. Axon.
Registrum Roffense (p. 772), states that there was Bank Cottage, Barton-on-Irwell, Manchester.
at Cuxton Church, Kent, a loose palimpsest brass
plate, and he gives the later inscription thus :Devon PROVINCIALISUS.—The following pro- “ Pray for the soule of John...... wolpacker of London, vincialisms are in use in the parish of Lydford, some... Katheryns Christ churche....... August, anno Devonshire. This parish contains the whole of domini ° v° XLV. On who......" Dartmoor, and is of immense extent:
Presumably the surname, &c., were already obliViddy" (=fitty ?), riglit, suitable.
terated in Thorpe's time, and the Rector of Cuxton “What do you please to have?" commonly contracted informs me that the brass itself is now lost. to “ Please t'have?” for “ What did you say?"
By way of supplying the missing surname I Theygythere,” for · those there,'' sometimes shortened to “Theggy.”
subjoin a note from a will, obviously that of the “ Mitching "=playing the truant.
person commemorated on the brass. Will dated “Mazed' mad.
12th, and proved 22nd, August, 1545 (fo. 33, " Whisht " lonely, of a place; ill, of a person. “Pynnyng," P.C.C.):to lure or entice.
“John Turner, of the parishe of saint Kateryn Christis I hope the new Board school lately opened there Church wtin London, Wolman......my bodye to be buried will not educate the natives out of these curious in the churche of Cokston in Kent, in the Chapell of our and interesting words and phrases, much as they Lady, yf I doo deceas in the parishe of Hallyng. And may require education in other ways. I know yf I lyve I will that my body shalbe buried in the Church
of saint Kateryn Cristis Church aforsaid, before the them well. W. K. W. CHAFY-CHAFY.
Fonte, in a knowlige of the faithe which I toke there.....
I geve unto maistres Deonyse Leveson for certeyn conMILK AND WATER.—Here is an early instance sideracons all such dettes as she oweth unto me for of a current practice :
packyng of hir wolles."
J. C. C. Suitu. “Friday (June, 1769), 16. A cause was tried in the Common Pleas in which Mrs. Todd, a milkwoman, was
Richmond, Surrey. plaintiff, and a cowkeeper in Chelsea defendant; the action was for mixing water with his milk, which she
A CURE FOR HYDROPHOBIA.—Quite as quaint a was by contract engaged to take for a certain time. The custom in the way of cures (5th S. x. 126) is one told jury without going out of the court gave a verdict for to us by our Persian maid-servant, and which she the plaintiff, with 251. damages, "-Gentleman's Magazine, would be horrified to think you disbelieved. Some 1769, p. 316.
years ago there dwelt in or near Bushire, Persian
Gulf, a Moollah, or priest. Besides being able to A SURVIVAL.—During the last week in Novem- expound the doctrines of the Koran, he cured ber and the first in December I observed on several persons afflicted with that dreaded maladie hydro
phobia in a very simple manner. The patient was any of the libraries belonging to the public institutions brought to the holy man, who after, I suppose, in and about the metropolis, nor is it known where blessing him, &c., mounted a couple of small
another copy is extant." columns of masonry, a little apart from each other, I have been a pretty diligent reader of catalogues placed one leg on each, and then bade the afflicted and a tolerably industrious collector since that pass between and under. Fatima declares they time, but I have never seen or heard of any other came away cured! The Moollah was, I am told, a copy of this book. Can any one tell me of the Syud, or descendant of the Prophet.
existence of one and point out its whereabouts ?
H. HARRISON. It is mentioned by Lowndes, who says, “It is Cape Jask, Persian Gulf.
attributed to J. Tunstall, published at 1s.” Who was J. Tunstall ?
WILLIAM J. THOMS. ARMS OF CYPRUS.-In the Heraldic Manuscript of Sir David Lyndsay, 1542, of which a reprint
THE SOCIETY OF JESUS IN INDIA.—I happened has recently been issued by Mr. W. Paterson, of to pick up at a native bookstall in Kurrachee, Edinburgh, these arms are given, p. 16: Barry Sind, some years ago, what appeared to me to be argent et azure (11 argent, 10 azure), over all a lion rampant gules.
a very curious and interesting old work in Latin The same coat, without the lion, is attributed to sayings and doings of certain members of the
(two parts bound in one volume), relating to the Aymer de Lusignan, Bishop of Winchester, 1250-60 Society of Jesus in India. Here is the title-page (Papworth, vol. i. p. 55).
of part i. :(For “ The Arms of Cyprus” see “N. & Q.,” 5th S. x.
“ Io Petri | Maffeii | Bergomatis | E Societate Jesy | 163, 189, 218, 229, 316, 329.]
Historiarvm | Indicarum Libri xvi. | Selectarvm Item ex
Ignatif Loiolæ vita postremo recognita. Et in opera |
Singula copiosus Index. I Cvm privilegio | Virtvti sic
cedit invidia. / Venetiis, apud Damianum Zenarium, (We must request correspondents desiring information 1589." on family matters of only private interest, to affix their Here there is an autograph in faded ink :names and addresses to their queries, in order that the answers may be addressed to them direct.]
“ Migy Mantuani Joi. Zej......"
And this the title-page of part ii. :-MAJOR ANDRÉ-I should like to ask three "Selectarvm | Epistolarvm | Ex India | Libri Qvatvor questions in “N. & Q.":
| Ioanne Petro Maffeio | Interprete. | Venetiis, | Ex 1: Where is Sir Joshua Reynolds's portrait of officiua Damiani Zenarij, M.D.LXXXVIII." Major André now to be seen?
Part i. consists of sixteen books, part ii. of a 2. Where is the pen-and-ink sketch of the noc- selection of epistles and a voluminous life of St. turnal scene of the boat on the Hudson drawn by Ignatius. André on the eve of his execution ? One of your cor- As far as I could glean, it came into the possesrespondents (4th S. v. 437) is quite correct in saying sion of this native at an auction, where I believe that the sketch in the library at Newhaven is he purchased it as waste paper. The binding is only of André himself, not of the adventure at obviously the original one, but is much dilapinight.
dated, I apprehend from rough usage, but the con3. Is there any one living who can confirm the tents are perfect and intact. story of the apparition to Mr. Cunningham in Would some of your readers determine its Derbyshire? (See “N. & Q.,” 2nd S. i. 463.) The present value to bibliographers? H. HARRISON. first pirt of the apparition-the capture-was ful- Cape Jask, Persian Gulf. filled; the second part, of the execution-near a great city--is wrong.
A. P. S.
Decoys.—Spelman (English Works, edit. 1727 Bacox ON “HudierAS.”—The following is an
[Posthumous Works), p. 153) says that Sir Wm. extract which I made at the time from the curious Woodhouse made among us the first device for catalogue published by Burn, then of Maiden Lane, ducks, called by the foreign name of “a Koye” in 1823 :
("primum apud nos instituit Decipulum Anato
It has “ Bacon (Montagu), Critical, Historical, and Explana
rium, peregrine nomine 'a Koye»). tory Sotes upon Hudibras, by way of Supplement to the commonly been believed that decoys were frequent Edition of 1741 by Zachary Grey, LL.D. With a trans in this country at a much earlier period than the lation of the l'irst Canto into Latin Doggrel. 8vo., 1752, reign of King James I., but upon referring to some neat, 21. 2s.
of these accounts as quoted (I have not access to "Of excessive rarity. Nash, in his edition of Hudibras, the originals) there seems reason to believe that 3 vols., 4to., speaks of it only from hearsay, and the late Henry Baldwyn, the editor of the recent edition of
a mode of taking fowl very different from that of Hadibras, made a long and useless search for it. It is decoying as now understood was pursued, viz., not in the British Museum, Sion College Library, nor in driving young or moulting birds into pipe nets
somewhat resembling modern decoys, but the mode it is stated that "grist-mills were invented in Ireof proceeding being of course the opposite to that land, A.D. 214.” On what authority is this statepractised in the decoy proper. In the reign of ment made ?
АвнВА. King John decoys are said to have been common in England, and disputes arose between the Lord
AN IRISH BISHOP BUTLER.–Where are any of Liddel and the monastery at Crowland with authentic (or even legendary) particulars to be found regard to the Deeping Decoy in 1415. Again, in of the life of a prelate of this name, who figures 1432 a mob armed with swords, &c., took 'six prominently in Irish popular tradition? He was hundred wild geese out of the 'abbots decoy. bishop, it is said, of Cork; belonged first to the Camden also says that about Croyland in the new religion, left that for the other, and again month of August the owners sometimes drove into changed his creed in order to inherit a property. a single net at once 3,000 ducks, &c. I should be The story adds that he finally went to Rome, and glad to know what authority there is for calling
did public penance there.
D. F. these erections for taking fowl decoys. The word
Hammersmith. used by Spelman is “decipulum," and he adds
Periwig.–What are the meaning and derivation peregrine nomine 'a Koye,'” as though he were of the first two syllables in this word ? The Greek introducing for the first time a foreign name for these “devices." Can it be that Woodhouse was
preposition περι, around," seems obvious at first really the first to introduce decoys proper, that is,
sight. But it fails to satisfy me. nets into which the fowl were enticed, not driven,
E. WALFORD, M.A.
Hampstead, X.W. and that the name decoy, applied by him to these devices, has been improperly used with regard to WELLS FAMILY.-I wish to ascertain the the earlier mode, which consisted of driving- armorial bearings of the Wells family, who were a practice which, though forbidden by Act of resident in Scarborough about seventy or eighty Parliament in 1534, was still illegally resorted to years ago. As far as I can make out from verbal many years after ?
T. SOUTHWELL. description, the crest is an arm in bend sinister, Norwich.
the hand grasping a dagger, point downwards ;
but I should like to know the correct blazon. Any DR. SAMUEL MUSGRAVE, PHYSICIAN OF PLY- particulars as to the pedigree and present repreMOUTH.--Did a once well-known Dr. Samuel sentative of the family would be acceptable. Musgrave, physician of Plymouth, devise a machine
EDWARD R. Ford. for flying in the air about 1768 ?
Cape Town, S.A. other person distinguish himself in this manner about that date?
The Evil EYE IN MOROCCO.-The belief in 0.
the evil eye is, as is well known, very widespread. WELSH Proverbs.- In the new volume just References to it are to be found alike in Virgil and issued by the Powysland Club (Montgomeryshire in Beowulf. The methods adopted for the preCollections, vol. xi. p. 310), the writer gives as vention of its baleful effects have not been so a Welsh proverb, and attributes it to “Twm o'r much noticed. There is one described in the Nant, a great satirist in the last century," the fol- Travels in Morocco, by the late James Richardson lowing : “Po nes: i'r eglwys, pella o baradwys
(London, C. J. Skeet, 1860), which may be worth (“The nearer the church the further from quoting. Mr. Richardson, in describing the cereheaven”). We usually, I think, suppose the
monies of a native Jewish wedding at Mogador,
proverb to have a Scotch origin, and to be “The says : nearest the kirk the furthest frae grace.” “Twm
“ We had now music and several attempts to get up o'r Nant” (Thomas Edwards) was born in 1738, | bidden as too vulgar for such fashionable Jews, and
the indecent Moorish dance, which, however, was forand died in 1810. How old is the Scotch version honoured by the presence of Europeans. Not inuch of the proverb?
A. R. pleased with this spectacle, I looked out of the window Croeswylan, Oswestry.
into the patio, or courtyard, where I saw a couple of
butchers' boys slaugotering a bullock for the evening Portia.- I am told that in the sixteenth carousal. A number of boys were dipping their hands century a lady of the name of Laura Basso or Besso in the blood and making with it the representation of an at Bologna had taken her degree as doctor juris, purpose of keeping off the evil eye' (el ojo maligno) and
outspread hand on the doors, posts, and walls, for the and that Shakespeare had been acquainted with so ensuring good luck to the new married couple." - Vol.i. the fact, so that this Signora Laura became the p. 191. model of Portia in the Merchant of Venice. Was this plan customary elsewhere? Who knows anything about it?
WILLIAM E. A. Axox. F. A. Ledy. Bank Cottage, Barton-on-Irwell, Manchester. Grist-MILLS.-In a chronological work entitled BRAHAM'S “ENTUSYMUSY."-In the recently The Tablet of Memory, and published in London, published Memoirs of the Rev. Francis Hodgson
Or did any