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Borghini, in the second book of his ‘Riposo,' Even in these days we are, as is well known, dedicated to Don Giovanni Medici, writes at much behind our continental neighbours in great length as to the significance of colours. this regard, as well as in that of "fingerI extract what relates to green (ed. 1584, posts" and like indicators. From the followpp. 237-8):
ing paragraph, which I have found in the “Vsa la Chiesa Santa i paramenti neri nelle roga. London Evening Post for 10 September, 1743, tioni, e ne giorni di afflittione, e d'astinenza per li it would seem that the setting up, or at least peccati, & in altri tempi, che hora non dico the providing of funds for setting up, of per venire à trattare del verde sesto colore. milestones, even on such an important high Questo perche non participa molto del nero non road as that between Croydon and London, è così ignobile come il color nero, ben che sia men nabile degli altri colori : & alcuni vogliono, perche was at that time left to the public spirit of egli non è annouerato fra i quattro elementi, che private individuals :egli sia di tutti il men pregiato; nondimeno egli “On Wednesday they began to measure the rappresenta alberi, piante, prati, verde herbette, e Croydon Road from the Standard in Cornhill and fronzuti colli, cose giocondissime, e dilleteuoli alla stake the places for erecting milestones, the in. vista ; però non dee esser tenuto in poca stima. habitants of Croydon having subscribed for thirteen, Significa allegrezza, amore, gratitudine, amicitia, which 'tis thought will be carried on by the Gentlehonore, bontà, bellezza, e secondo la comune
men of Sussex. opinione speranza. Fra le pietre pretiose s' asso
W. MOY THOMAS. Iniglia allo smaraldo, fra le virtù dimostra la fortezza, fra pianeti Venere, fra metalli il piombo, FELLOWS OF THE CLOVER LEAF.-Informanell' età dell'huomo la giouentù fino a trentacinque tion is sought as to the history of this society uera, ne' mesi il verde oscuro Aprile, & il verde or order. On 17 May, 1866, Capt. Arthur chiaro Maggio, e ne' sacramenti il matrimonio. E Chilver Tupper, F.S.A. (when did he die and il verde di grandissimo conforto alla vista, e la where buried ?), exhibited to the Society of mantiene, e consola quando è affaticata; e perciò Antiquaries two small pewter flagons about gli occhi molto si dilettano, e si compiacciono de! 8 in. high. One was inscribed “Jochim color uerde. Vsa la santa Chiesa i paramenti uerdi Lrers 1645 "; the other, “Peter Fisker 1645 Pentecoste, nell' Auento, e ne giorni feriali, e Dit is Der Repper gesellen er klever Blat.' comuni.”
Each bore L. S. and shield with castle as pew-
‘ASTRÆA VICTRIX.'—Can you inform me We must request correspondents desiring in. where to find a poem entitled Astræa formation on family matters of only private interest Victrix, or Love's Triumph,' by L. Willan, to affix their names and addresses to their queries, gent. ? It was probably published about in order that the answers may be addressed to them|1750 or later. I was born Willan, my granddirect.
father being a certain Dr. Robert Willan, Sadler's WELLS PLAY ALLUDED TO BY
F.R.S., F.S.A., born at Sedbergh, Yorkshire. WordswoRTH.--I shall be obliged if any one He practised in Bloomsbury Square, and can tell me what was the date of the play, died in 1812. My ancestors lived in or about founded on the story of John Hatfield and Sedbergh for several hundred years, and Mary of Buttermere, and produced at Sadler's Leonard and Lancelot were two family Wells Theatre, to which Wordsworth alludes names.
Willan is quite a Yorkshire name. in the Prelude,' book vii. It must have
MARY AUGUSTA HOWELL. been between 1803 and 1805, for the poem
Holy Trinity Parsonage, High Cross, Tottenham was finished during the latter year, and SPEECH BY THE EARL OF Sussex, 1596.-I during the management of the Dibains. In desire to know if there is in existence a the Brit. Mus. collection of Sadler's Wells perfect copy of " a speech by the Earl of play bills I came across one in which was Sussex at the tilt," 1596. There is a mutilated announced for 25 April, 1803, William and MS. of it in the Duke of Northumberland's Susan,' the favourite burletta, in which are collection. It begins : "Most divine, and various views of the lake of Buttermere. more mighty than that queen to whom all Possibly this is the play in question.
other queens are subject.” John Oates.
H. W. B. Rutland House, Saltoun Road, S.W. (No mention of this work occurs in the Biographia Dranjatica' of Baker, Reed, and Jones, 1812.]
MAYERS' Song. (See 3rd S. vii. 373.)- Is it
possible to ascertain what was the musical MILESTONES. – When did our forefathers rendering of this ballad? I am giving a begin to recognize the importance of accu- paper on the Hertfordshire Mayers' Song rately marking distances on our high roads ? !shortly, and am anxious to have it sung by a quartet in costume. For the benefit of MDCCCLXXXV11.), there are the words
non those who may not be able to consult the hoc virtutis opere fieri.”. Here, however, above reference, I may be permitted to give virtutis perhaps means
“of force,” and opere the first verse as supplied by CUTHBERT is "of, i.e. by necessity,” that is "willy nilly." BEDE :-
A similar expression is probably to be found Here comes us poor Mayers all,
in many books written between the time of And thus we do begin
St. Gregory and Bacon.
E. S. DODGSON.
OMEGA,” AN OLD CONTRIBUTOR.- About This song was, I believe, sung in some of the fifty years ago a contributor to `N. & Q: neighbouring counties--Cambridge, Bucks, signed with the Greek omega reversed. Is and Bedfordshire.
W. B. GERISH.
there any clue to his name nowadays? I. Bishop's Stortford.
Right Hox. EDWARD SOUTHWELL.-I shall “NOT ALL WHO SEEM TO FAIL."—Who wrote be glad to know who purchased the diary of the the following lines ?— above, 1684-1716, at the sale of the Phillipps Not all who seem to fail have failed indeed ; Library, Cheltenham. It mentions the Not all who fail have therefore worked in vain. writer's marriage with Miss Blaythwaite. CHARLES S. KING, Bt.
There is no failure for the good and wise ; St. Leonards-on-Sea.
What tho' thy seed should fall by the wayside,
And the birds snatch it? Yet the birds are fed. FRANCIS HAWES : SIR T. LEMAN-I shall
W. S-R. be glad of any information concerning : 1. Francis Hawes, of Berks, who died in 1764.
LEGEND OF THE COUNCIL OF CONSTANCE. — He was a director of the South Sea Company, The Russian poet A. N. Maikov,a cosmoand had an elder brother Thomas. 2. sir politan writer, whose range embraced ancient Thomas Leman, the last holder of the extinct and modern worlds, and who rendered old baronetcy.
romances in charming classic verse-relates
in song the following legend. Before the “AMPLE.”—In the review of the December Council a grim doctor learnedly expounds Scribner (9th S. xii. 480) occurs the sentence : John Hus's guilt and the appropriate sentence
Views of Buda and Pest are not in colours, at wearisome length. Near the Emperor but are ample and very effective." Is not this stands a youthful page, who finds the prouse uncommon? Ample for what? The point ceedings dull. As evening approaches somewould have escaped my notice but that I am thing in the garden attracts him; he glances acquainted with a family whose members use through the window and smiles. Involuntarily this word frequently with a meaning peculiar, the Emperor's eyes follow the page; then the I imagine, to themselves. The sensation Pope's austere features relax, and soon the experienced when cutting, or seeing some one whole assembly of princes and prelates gaze cut, asunder a thick roll of butter, when the towards the windows, enchanted by Philomel's wheels of a cart cut through mud of the con- song in the garden. Tender memories renew sistence of butter, or when one touches or themselves in the minds of those stern ecclepresses velvet with the hand, is described siastics, and even the ruthless doctor stammers, by them as "ample.” The associated idea blunders, and finally, softens. Suddenly an appears to be that of prolonged, clinging old monk confesses that he was about to say resistance. They can afford me no particulars “ Hus is innocent" under the influence of the of the origin or descent of the word, but sweet melody, which must proceed from maintain that it has been handed down in Satan himself. In horror the whole Council the family for some generations.
rose, sang “Let God arise," then bowed GEORGE C. PEACHEY. before the crucifix in prayer, and at last QUESNEL.-Can any reader inform me of the condemned Hus to the stake and anathemaexistence of portraits in Scotland of about fiend fled from the garden, and dụbious
tized the innocent nightingale. The supposed the time of James V. by Pierre Quesnel?
J. J. FOSTER.
witnesses saw him pass over the lake in the
form of a fiery flying serpent, scattering SHAKESPEARE'S “VIRTUE OF NECESSITY.”- sparks in his rage: Has any pedigree for the phrase “make a
Maikov's poem is entitled 'Prigovor' ('The virtue of necessity” been discovered by Doom'), and I am endeavouring to render it Baconites? On p. 72 of “Gregori I. Papæ in English. Is such a legend recorded elseRegistrum Epistolarum, Tomi I. Pars I. Liber where?
FRANCIS P. MARCHANT. I.-IV., edidit Paulus Ewald” (Berolini, Brixton Hill.
EJECTED PRIESTS. - On the accession of GOING THE ROUND": ROUNDHOUSE."— Is Queen Mary in 1553 many of the so-called it not probable that the phrase "going the
reforming clergy” were ejected from their round," or "rounds," is much older than it livings. Where can a list of them and par- looks, and that it had its origin in the watchticulars be found ?
1. man's rounds, that functionary sometimes
announcing news over and above that which "DON'T SHOOT, HE IS DOING HIS BEST.” – I related to the weather? “To walk the should be glad if some one would inform me round often occurs in the plays of Maswhether the following quotation comes from singer and his contemporaries.
In The Mark Twain or Artemus Ward: “Don't shoot, Picture,' for instance, a tragi-comedy, acted he is doing his best." Is the quotation in the "Black Fryars” in 1636, we find correct? Was the notice put over a new (Act II.):organist in a church in the Western States,
Dreams and fantastic visions walk the round. or did it apply to a pianist in a drinking saloon ?
In 'King John' (Act II. sc. ii.) the Bastard H. M. C.
soliloquizes :Bagshaw.-Can any of your readers give Whon zeal and charity brought to the field
And France, whose armour conscience buckled on, me information respecting Samuel Bagshaw, who published at Sheffield, in 1847, a 'History, With
that same purpose-changer, that sly devil,
As God's own soldier, rounded in the ear Gazetteer, and Directory of the County of
Conmodity (i.e., interest). Kent,' in two volumes? Did he produce any Here rounding in the ear means to other works of a like character? I do not whisper. An old phrase similar to our find his name in the 'D.N.B.,' nor in any modern
going the round" local work with which I am acquainted. current" or to"
go for current":
A great CHARLES SMITH. while it went for current that it was · , From WHENCE."-In a review of my pleasant region " (Purchas, 'Pilgrimage,' p. 18).
Was not a roundhouse, by the way, so published by Constable, exception was taken called from being a prison in which such to my use, in one place, of the form “from lawbreakers were confined as were taken up whence."
It occurs on p. 438, in the story of by the constable or watchman on his rounds? Puran Bhagat,'" Let me return from whence Timbs, however, says that the watchhouse I have come." Now, of all
was called a roundhouse “because it suc'Puran Bhagat’ is the most Biblical in motive ceeded the Tonel or Roundhouse ; the tonel and feeling, and I used the condemned form having been an old butt or hogshead, or deliberately, not inadvertently, because I something in the shape of one." What auhad in my mind such passages of the Bible thority had Timbs for saying this? Is it not “The land of Egypt, from whence ye came the Tun" in Cornhill having been built
an assumption based merely on the fact of out” (Deut. xi. 10), "From whence came they unto thee ?” (Is. xxxix. 3) and many others. somewhat in the fashion of a tun standing Shakespeare also this construction on its bottom ? And the roundhouses were several times, as, for example: "Let him generally either hexagonal or octagonal, I walk from whence he came, lest he catch cold
J. HOLDEN MACMICHAEL. on's feet" ("Comedy of Errors,' III. i. 37).
Are there any With this array of precedents, may I ask registers or records of the Fleet marriages, whether or not it is open to a modern writer, and especially of those performed by the translating archaic tales into English, to make chaplain of the Chapel Royal, Savoy, during a discriminating use of the same form? I do 1754-5, after the passing of Lord Hardwicke's not deny grammatical inaccuracy, but I hope Act? What records exist of marriages in the day is far distant when the old pic- Guernsey, the Isle of Man, and Gretna Green turesque irregularities and licences of our from 1754 to 1857 ? THORNE GEORGE. beautiful English tongue shall all be ground down to the dead monotonous level of
[For Gretna Green registers see General Indexes.] Académie French, for instance. Perhaps INTERMENT IN GRAVES BELONGING TO OTHER some contributors will also kindly mention, FAMILIES.—This practice is sometimes perif possible, the earliest and the latest accepted mitted, or even desired by friendly persons. work in which the locution from whence is to Can any instances of it in Queen Elizabeth's be found.
time be given?
I. I may add that from thence also occurs in the Bible ; for instance, twice over in JOHN HALL, BISHOP OF BRISTOL.—John 2 Kings ii. CHARLES SWYNNERTON. Hall was Bishop of Bristol from 1691 to his
death in 1710. The 'D.N.B.' makes no men. Lord Stafford to
However tion of his wife. What was her maiden name ? this may have been, the union between a When did he marry her? and where? stolid, middle-aged Englishman and the BERNARD P. SCATTERGOOD. lively daughter of a French father and a
Scoto-Irish mother could hardly be expected “ O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL.". Can MR. SHEDLOCK or some of your readers inform me
to turn out happily. Lady Stafford, both in as to the origin of the tune popularly known that Thackeray was happy in depicting. Her
youth and age, was one of those characters as the Portuguese Hymn'? There seems some reason for believing that the tune was written old age that of the Baroness Bernstein, with
girlhood was that of Beatrix Esmond ; her notice of the Christmas service at the Roman a dash of Lady Kew. She probably had her Catholic Westminster Cathedral in the Daily the words recorded by Lord Hervey in refer
husband in her thoughts when she uttered Telegraph of 26 December last, it is stated :
ence to Queen Caroline and George II. :“Recently, it may be noted, the melody was restored to its simple form and key, and each of
“Pour moi, je trouve qu'on juge très mal-si cette the eight verses being harmonized by a different pauvre Princesse avait le sens commun, elle doit British musician, the variety of treatment thus être embarrassé dans sa situation ; quand on a un obtained proved exceedingly interesting.”
tel rôle à jouer, qu'on doit épouser un sot Prince et
vivre avec N. S. S.
un désagréable animal toute sa vie
privée, on doit sentir ses malheurs, et je suis sûre [See ' Adeste Fideles,' Fifth Series, General Index.) qu'elle est sotte, et même très sotte, puis qu'elle
n'est pas embarrassée et qu'elle ne paraît point
confondue dans toutes les nouveautés parmi lesReplies.
quelles elle se trouve.
As things turned out, Lady Stafford, notHENRY, EARL OF STAFFORD, ON HIS
withstanding Lord Hervey's opinion of her FRENCH WIFE.
judgment, was completely mistaken in her (9th S. xii. 466.)
view of the situation. The queen, instead The eccentric provisions of Lord Stafford's of vividly feeling her position in being yoked will are known to students of Grammont, to so disagreeable a husband as George II., and the passage quoted by DR. FURNIVALL played her part through life with the cheerwill be found in the introduction, p. xxv, ful and unembarrassed bearing that had of Mr. Gordon Goodwin's edition of the distinguished her when she first made the
Memoirs,' published by Mr. A. H. Bullen acquaintance of the king, and succeeded in in 1903. The exact date of the will is 2 Feb- securing as much affection as it was in his ruary, 1699/1700, a year later than that given power to give to any woman. by Dr. FURNIVALL. The earl subsequently Lady Stafford, when in England, used to added two codicils to his will, but no mention live at Twickenham, where she became on of his wife was made in either of them. He very intimate terms with Lady Mary Wortley died without issue, 27. April, 1719, in his Montagu. When, in 1727, the old countess seventy-second year, and was buried in West- set out for France, Lady Mary wrote to her minster Abbey. He had been an adherent sister, the Countess of Mar, that her friend of James II., and followed his master to had carried half the pleasures of her life St. Germain-en-Laye, where on 3 April, 1694, with her; she was more stupid than she he married Claude Charlotte, the elder of the could describe, and could think of nothing two daughters of Philibert de Grammont but the nothingness of the good things of and Elizabeth Hamilton. These two girls this world. She relates the scandal that were described by the Marquis de Dangeau arose from the intimacy of the second Duchess ("Journal,' i. 241) as great intriguers, and of Cleveland with her husband's young kinsbetter known in society than many belles, man, Lord Sidney Beauclerk, the father of though very ugly. They seem to have inherited Johnson's friend "Topham, and sends her a the wit and vivacity of their father without copy of verses on the same theme, winding partaking of the beauty of their mother. up with an ill-founded and ill-natured mot Claude, though not in her first youth, was of Lady Stafford's
. Walpole knew the old eighteen years younger than her husband, lady
in his childhood, and averred that she and scandal had already been busy with her had more wit than either of her neighbours, name in connexion with the young Duke of Lady Mary or the Duke of Wharton. She Orleans, afterwards the celebrated Regent. died in 1739, and her will
, dated 13 May in It is said that his mother, the Duchess that year, was proved three days later by of Orleans, whose maid of honour Charles, Earl of Arran, to whom she left all Mlle. de Grammont had been, persuaded her property.