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ARTHUR SCRATCHLEY, M.A., F.B.A.S., cuts, the direction of which has been underthe satisfaction to state that, amongst others,

Actuary. taken by Mr. Fairholt, who has also most

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CONTENTS.

Notas:-

Page

Francis Davison and Dr. Donne

49

Folk Lore: - Sites or Buildings changed - Folk Lore of

Kacouss People - Charms – Weather Prophecy

50

Poem by Edward Bedingfield, by Edward Peacock, Jun. 50

plinor Notes : - Curious Mistranslation - Street Cross-

ings – Travelling Expenses at the Close of the Seren-

teenth Century-" The Bore" in the Severn -

51

QUERIES:

Prints

52

King Magnus' Burial-place at Downpatrick, by John W.

Hanna

52

Curfew, by J. Sansom

53

Minor Queries : - Fishing by Electricity - As salt as

Fire -" There were three ladies," &c. - Prophecies

fulfilled - The Chase Family -Mummies of Eccle-

siastics in Germany – The Merry-thought, or Wish-

bone - Bells on Horses' Necks – Dissertation on a

Salt Box – Meaning of Alcohol-" Hip, hip, hurrah!”

!

- Armorial Bearings of Cities and Towns - Hands

in the Pockets - John de Huderesfield - John, King

of France, at Somerton - Tapestry from Richmondi

Palace - “Prayer moves the hand,” &c. - Portrait

of Oliver Cromwell - Birthplace of Wickliff:

Reverend applied to the Clergy - Foubert Family

Cambridge Disputations - Tenure of Land

53

MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED: -" To lie at the catch".

Words printed in Italics in the Bible - Bays's Troops

- Courtier and learned Writer -

56

REPLIES :-

Yankee and Yankee Doodle, by T. Westcott

56

Plague Stones

58

Burials in Woollen -

53

* Merchant of Venice," Act 111. Sc. 2.

59

Hannah Woolly, by T. Westcott

59

Etymology of the Word “Devil," by Richard F. Little.

dale

59

Ancient American Languages, by Kenneth R. H. Mac-

kenzie

60

Replies to Minor Queries : - Royal " We"-" The Man

in the Moon" nima Magis, &c. - De Laudibus
Sanctæ Crucis - Oiwoici ti füsi- Seventh Daughter
of a Seventh Daughter-A strange Cow - Royal Arms
án Churches --St. Christopher Oasis - Lord Bacon
as a Poct - Longevity – Grinning like a Cheshire Cat
- Spanish Vessels wrecked on the Irish Coast - Boy
Bishop at Eton — Descendants of John Rogers - Johii
Rogers, the Protomartyr-Restive-Apple Sauce with
Pork - Spanish “ Veiwe Bowes " "Cane Decane"
&c.-The Moon and her Infuences - Bronze Medals

FRANCIS DAVISON AND DR. DONNE.
The editor of Select Poetry, chiefly devotional, of
the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, collected for the
Parker Society, ascribes to Francis Davison (and I
dare say rightly) a translation of Psalm cxxxvii.,
which is likewise attributed to Dr. Donne, and if
I mistake not to others. It is found in vol. ii.
p. 328., and I should be very glad know who
was really the author, as it does not seem the
worst of the “Geneva Jigs :"-
“ By Euphrates' flowry side

We did bide,
From deare Judah far absented,

Tearing th' aire with mournful cries,

And our eies

With their streames the streame augmented :

« When poor Sion's doleful state,

Desolate,

Sacked, burned, and enthralled,
And Thy temple spoil'd, which we

Ne'er should see
To our mirthless mind recalled.
“ Our mute harps, untun'd, unstrung,

Up we hoong

On greene wilowes neare beside us,

When, we sitting so forlorne,

Thus in scorne

Our proud spoilers 'gan deride us :-
“ Come, sad captives, leave your groanes,

And your moanes

Under Sion's ruynes bury;

To your harps sing us some laies

In the praise

Of our God, and let's be merry.

* Can, ah, can we leave our groines,

And our moanes

Under Sion's ruynes burg ?
Can we in this land sing laies

To the praise
Of our God, and here be merry ?
* No, deare Salem ! if I faile

To bewaile
Thine affliction miserable,
Let my nimble joynts become

Stiffe and nombe;
To touch warbling harp unable.

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Wyle Cop – Celebrated Fly - Mummy Wheat -
Squire Brown's Fox Chase - Seth's Pillars - Edmund
Bohun -

Etymology of Mushronm - The Plant

Hæmony - Shakspeare, Tennyson, &c.

61

MISCELLANEOUS:-

Notrs on Books, &c.

65

Books and Odd Volumes wanted

66

Notices to Correspondents

Advertisements

VOL. VI.- No. 142.

« Let
my tongue lose singing skill;

Folk Lore of Kacouss People (Vol. v., p:413.).—
Let it still

Does not the expression “under the bells" mean To my parched rooffe be glewed,

the lower part of the belfry tower, in which the If in either harpe or voice

people could attend divine service, and yet not I rejoyce,

be in the body of the church ? J. B. RELTON. Till thy joys shall be renewed.

Charms.—The following charm was practised a “ Lord, plague Edom's traitrous kind;

few weeks since in the village of Newport, Essex, Beare in mind

on a poor lad subject to epileptic fits.' Nine sixIn our ruyne how they revellid :

pences were procured from nine virgins (“ for Kill, sack, burne ! they cride out still,

which they were to be neither asked nor thanked"); Sack, burne, kill;

the money was then made into a ring, which the Downe with all, let all be levellid !

child wore; but with no satisfactory result, pos“ And thou, Babel, when the tide

sibly from some flaw in the primary condition. Of thy pride,

METAQUO.
Now a flowing, falls to turning,

Weather Prophecy (Vol. v., p. 534.). - It is a
Victor now, shall then be thrall,
And shalt fall

common opinion in the midland counties that if To as lowe an ebb of mourning.

the oak comes into leaf before the ash, a dry sum

mer may be expected, and a wet summer if the “ Happie man, who shall thee wast

ash is the first. A wet spring is generally, I beAs thou hast

lieve, favourable to the earlier leaves of the ash, Us without all mercy wasted,

which are retarded by a dry one. This year the And shall make thee taste and see

oak was very much earlier than the ash. H. N. E.
What by thee
Wee, poor Wee, have seen and tasted !

POEM BY (?) EDWARD BEDINGFIELD.
Happie, who thy tender barnes
From the armes

In a copy of Funerali Antichi di diuersi

Popoli, Of their wayling mothers tearing,

et Nationi, 8c., Descritti in Dialogo da Thomaso 'Gainst the walls shall dash their bones,

Porcacchi, in Venetia, MDLXXIII., which was preRutheless stones

sented to the Hull Subscription Library by the With their brayns and blood besmearing.” executors of Sir Thomas Coltman, Kt., there is

written on a fly-leaf the following poem. The What an imperfect idea any jingling version can

title-page bears the signature of Edward Bedinggive us of any Psalm of the inspired writers; and field, and the poem is probably in the same hand. how signally this has been proved by the metrical I have retained the old spelling and capital letters. attempts at Psalm cxxxvii.! The most successful

1. version of it in any language is, I fancy, that by Camoens.

RT.

“ Though I be poore yet will I make hard shift,

But I will send my God a new yeares gift, Warmington.

Nor Myrrhe nor frankincense

Can I dispense,
Nor gold of Ophir

Is in my cofer;
Sites of Buildings changed (Vol. v., pp. 436.524.).

With wealth I haue so small acquaintance as

I scarce know tinne from siluer, gold from brasse. - In the Traditions of Lancashire, edited by John Roby, Esq., First Series, vol. i. p. 23., there is a tale

2. entitled The Goblin Builders, showing bow"Gamel “ Orientall rubyes, emeralds greene, the Saxon Thane, Lord of Recedham or Rached Blew saphires, sparkling diamonds I haue seene,

Yet never yet did touch (now Rochdale) intended to build a chapel unto St. Chadde, nigh to the banks of the Rache or Roach.

Or gemme or ouche,

Nor pearle nor Amber It seems a level, convenient situation was chosen for

Are in my chamber; the edifice, but thrice were the foundations there

These things are in my mind, but neuer yet laid, and thrice were all the building materials

Vouchsaf d to lodge within my cabinet. conveyed by invisible agency from this flat spot

3. to a more airy and elevated situation. At last the

“My euer lieuing euer louing King Thane, ceasing to strive against fate, gave up

his

Yet shall from me receiue a better thing; original design, and the present church was built

For Princes diademes, on the locality designated by these unseen work

Flaming with gemmes,
The ascent was high, and one hundred and

With richesse drest twenty-four steps had to be laid to help the

Of east and west, natives up to the chapel of St. Chadue.

Match not this gift, weh if my God shall owne, BONSALL. I'll not change lots with him that weares a crowne.

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5458 now in my possession. The book is a thin * An heart with penitence made new and cleane, 12mo., printed at the Theater, Oxford,” A.D. Fillid with faith, hope, and loue, must be my strane. “1698," with which year the Jewish date correMy God yi didst not slight

sponds, and it contains the Christian and Jewish The widowes mite,

calendars in parallel pages. It appears from the Accept of this

autograph of it Wm. Stukeley, M.D., 1736," which Poore sacrifice,

written on the inside of the cover of the book, Though I nere give but wbat before was Thine,

that it once belonged to that antiquary. The A treasure taken out of Thine owne mine."

handwriting of the entries resembles that of EDWARD Peacock, Jun. Thomas Hearne. Bottesford Moors,

“ A. D. 1698.

£ d. Post-chaise from Oxford to London Post-boy

1 Minor Notes.

Expences at the Red Lion : Dinner, Curious Mistranslation.-In Dickens' Household

Wine, one bottle of old Port, and fruit 1

Waiter Words, in No. 113. (May 22), there is an article

Expences at Half Moon Tavern : Salentitled “ The Rights of French Women," in

mon, lobster sauce, a bottle of Port 1 which, at p. 221., a Frenchman is made to say,

Bed and Chamberlain

3) that, in consequence of a promenade in the coun

Post-chaise to Oxford, and Dinner try, he and his child “shall sleep like two wooden Shoulder and leg of House Lamb, and shoes.” Now this raised a Query in my mind, two bottles of Wine, with asparagrass 011 2 for I had never before heard “wooden shoes” taxed with any drowsy qualities, although un

2 45 doubtedly heary; and I could not call to mind

Play House Exps.

9 any authority for the ascription. Upon turning to a French dictionary, I find that the word

£1 3 sabot, which means a wooden shoe, means also a top: my Query was therefore turned into a Note; “ N.B. - It was decided by a great Majority of that Note being, that the writer of the article had Civilians that the Cause was clear from the evidence of Wrongfully used the former meaning instead of Mrs. Barlow.” the latter; and that the Frenchman had really

R. M, W. said, he and his child should “sleep like two tops.' Is this Note worth your notice ?

P.T. The Borein the Severn. - In the following Stoke Newington.

passages found in the second text of Lazamon's

Brut, which Sir F. Madden considers to have been Street Crossing. – A writer in The Builder bas written about fifty years after the earlier text, the cleverly suggested that bridges might be erected in probable date of which he fixes at the commencethe crowded thoroughfares of London for the con

ment of the thirteenth century, occur the three venience of foot passengers, who lose so much valu- forms of " beares,” “ beres,"

beres," "bieres," denoting able time in crossing. As the stairs would occupy waves, viz. a considerable space, and occasion much fatigue, I

passi over bieres. beg to propose an amendment: Might not the (to) pass over waves."— Lazam., ed. Madden, Lond. ascending pedestrians be raised up by the descend

1846, vol. i. p. 57. ing? The bridge would the resemble the letter

“ be beares me hire bi-nome. H, and occupy but little room. Three or four at the waves took her from me,"— Vol. iii. p. 121. a time, stepping into an iron framework, would be

* wandri mid Þ .. beres. gently elevated, walk across, and perform by their

floating with the waves."— Vol. iii. p. 144. weight the same friendly office for others rising on the opposite side. Surely no obstacles can arise

Sir F. Madden observes, in his Glossarial Rewhich might not be surmounted by ingenuity. If marks, Lazam., vol. iii. p. 451. v. 1341.: a temporary bridge were erected in one of the “ This word has not been met with in A.-S. It is no parks the experiment might be tried at little cost, doubt the same with the Isl. bára: Old Germ. bäre ; and, at any rate, some amusement would be Dutch baar, wave or billow. Perhaps the bar of a afforded.

C. T. harbour is hence derived."

May we not also trace to this source the term Travelling Expenses at the Close of the Seven- bore, popularly used to express the tidal wave of teenth Century.I beg to send, for the information the Severn?

R. M, W. of your correspondent A. A. (Vol. iii., p. 143.), the following transcript of a MS. entry on a fly. leaf at the end of a Jewish calendar for the year

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