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saying, “Proceed with thy story in a direct course, “The proprietor wants to let this house”; in the without yawing like a Dutch yanky.Yankee, other it is, “This house is to be let ”—the words in therefore, is a Dutch ship or boat of some kind. italics being sufficient in either case to indicate the E. LEATON BLENKINSOPP. desire or the fact.

ANGLO-CELT. WATCH-CASE VERSES (5th S. x. 66, 135.) - The difficulty which disciples of Lindley Murray F. G. S. may like to add the following to his col- might have in such phrases as the above arises lection. They were quoted to me from memory chiefly from the use of Latin grammar terms by an aged 'friend, with the remark that they totally inapplicable to the English language. “Old passed through her hands many years ago, prettily chairs to nend,” “A house to let," “Corn to printed on white satin, in a very small bright grind,” are surely quite good English, whatever type :-

so-called grammarians may choose to call the
The Walch's Moments.
several words composing the sentences.

As long
See how the moments pass,
How swift they fly away!

as people will talk about cases, infinitives, and In the instructive glass

gerunds as applied to an almost uninflected lanBehold thy life's decay.

guage like the English, they will meet with these Oh! waste not then thy prime

apparent difficulties. At any rate, “to” is a preIn sin's pernicious road;

position, and is in early English convertible with Redeem thy misspent time,

at," identical with the Latin ad, to or at. So we Acquaint thyself with God.

have such an expression as “He gun at go," He So when thy Ise shall cease

began or proceeded to go. In all so-called English Its throbbing transient play,

infinitives the word following “to” (or “at” in Thy soul to realms of bliss May wing its joyful way.”

early work) is a substantive. The word "love" is B. J.

just as much a substantive in the sentence “He

began to love" as in the sentence “He did it all The following inscription is worked on satin in for love."

J. C. J. & watch-case belonging to my father :“ Absent or dead

Milton's “PARADISE Lost” (5th S. X. 469.)— Still let a friend be

The third edition is not specially rare. Here is a Dear. The absent claims

slip from a catalogue of second-hand books received A sigh, the dead a

during the last few days :-“Milton, Paradise Lost, May

third edition, portrait by Dolle, 8vo., calf neat, Angels guard

18s., 1678.” The second edition is dated 1674. The friend I

My copy cost about 25s. It has the portrait by love."

Dolle. Respecting the first edition, the question The above is an exact copy of the way in which is a much larger one. It will probably be suffithe words are worked on the satin.

cient for your correspondent's purpose to inform W. SIDNEY RANDALL.

him that it appeared in 1667-9 with eight different I have somewhere in an old watch-case an en- title-pages. A copy with the seventh title-page, graved address of a watchmaker, which has some 1669, in the original binding, is priced in a secondpious mottoes and two verses, of which I remember hand catalogue received a fortnight back at 81. 8s. only one :

This price I consider very reasonable. There is no

ZERO. “Oh! waste not then thy time

portrait to the original edition.
In sin's pernicious road;
Improve the present hour,

The third edition is not rare. I bought my
Acquaint thyself with God.”

second edition not long ago, in the original bind

ESTE, ing, and with the portrait named, for 10s. by Birmingham.

auction at Sotheby's.

A. "A HOUSE TO LET” (5th S. X. 496.)—This phrase seems to have a local distribution. In England it is very seldom used, while in Scotland

Miscellaneous. it is the usual form. In New York the houseletting tickets invariably bear the words “to let,"

NOTES ON BOOKS, &o. while in Boston the expression as invariably used The Dramatic List: a Record of the Principal Performis “to be let.” I would suggest that this diver- ances of Living Actors and Actresses of the British gence arises from the different points of view from Stage. Compiled and Edited by Charles Eyre Pascoe. which the house is regarded—subjective or objec- A DRAMATIC list adequately compiled should take its place

(Hardwicke & Bogue.) tive. The words of the phrase, in fact, appear to as a work of reference. A careful and judicious use of represent a form of thought rather than one of a book of this class may indeed save some future editor grammar. In the one case the implied idea is, of “N. & Q." from many needless interrogatories. Mr.

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Pascoe's scheme does not extend beyond English actors at these voices there is peace.'” ST. SWIThis draws present living. The fact that death has been busy of attention to the fact that it was Princess Mary, not late in the ranks of our veteran actors accounts for the Princess Irene, who died so shortly before the devoted appearance among these of the names of Charles Mathews, mother." Samuel Phelps, Alfred Wigan, and Malle. Beatrice. Nothing can be simpler thun the plan adopted. Alpha: Sanchez died on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at No. 83, Viddagh

“DEATH AT AN ADVANCED AGE.- Mrs. Mary Pradobetical order is observed; a short memoir stating such Street, Brooklyn, the residence of her daughter. Mrs. facts as are admitted is given ; and criticisms upon the Mesea, at the age of 110 years, five months, and sixteen principal performances of the more important actors are days. She was born at Malaya, Spain, in June, 1768, supplied from the columns of the Times or Athenaum, and was one of a family of thirty children, sixteen boys and a few other journals of more or less authority. That and fourteen girls. She survived all her brothers and the book is not complete is admitted by the editor in a sisters, and all her own children, except the daughter modest preface, in which he expresses a hope to

with whom she lived. Her father was an architect, and strengthen the list in a future edition. But few names

she also married an architect seventy-three years ago. of importance are omitted. Among these, however, She was twice married. She came to this country fourwe are surprised to find actors so well known as Miss

teen years ago, when she was ninety-six years of age. Louise Moodie and Mr. Charles Warner. It does not detract from the value of the volume, though it may be almost entirely blind, and continued so until she was

When Mrs. Sanchez was ninety years old she became a disappointment to a certain class of readers, and is ninety-seven, when her sight returned. She had been assuredly such to the critic, that no anecdotes are given, compelled to remain in her room for several years, and nothing but the plain facts of a career are supplied. although she retained her activity up to the age of one No other course, it is seen, could well be adopted. Anec

hundred. dotes concerning living actors are for the most part im- functions caused her death. She was buried yesterday

Old age and the suspension of the vital pertinent or apocryphal. That section of the public in the cemetery of the lloly Cross at Flatbush."- N. Ý. which is always anxious to know the age of a favourite Tribune, Nov. 18, 1878. is likely to be balked. Seldom has a work with much biographical matter given so few dates of birth,

I believe this to be genuine, and shall be glad to make and still more seldom has a histrionic record contained further inquiries if desired by any readers of "N. & Q."

Siga. so little to gratify idle curiosity.

336, Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. Songs of a Wayfarer. By F. Wyville Home. (Pickering

& Co.) We presume this to be a first book, as Vr. Home's name

Notices to Correspondents. is new to us; and, looked at in this light, it is a remarkable book. We have read it without repentance. We We must call special attention to the following notice: have found many weak places, many faults of taste, and On all communications should be written the name and other evidences of immaturity; but we have also failed address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but to find any of the deadlier sins to which young authors as a guarantee of good faith. are addicted, and, better than this negative merit, an

F. E. P.-See the article “Balloons" in Haydn's Dicabounding sense that verse is a thing to be set about seriously, and to be perfected up to the height of the tionary of Dates (1876); also the article “Steam Engine artist's powers. The quality is unequal, simply because to insert queries with the view of getting the information

and Navigation" in the same work. We shall be happy no man's powers are always the same, no man's mood given by Haydn supplemented. always either decidedly poetical or the reverse; but in his least poetic moods our Wayfarer" is seldom if WALTER HAMILTON.- Nahum Tate was born in Dublin ever prosaic, and in luis most poetic moods bis work in 1652, and died August 12, 1715, in the precincts of the has a real and vivid charm. In some of the finer Mint, in Southwark. Our correspondent asks where passages of the principal poem, “Salvestra and Giro Tate was buried. samo," a story adapted from Boccaccio, we have decided EDWARD FREDIN (Stockholm).-1. We can find no poetic realization ; in the larger half of the love trace of such a descent., 2. The young “ Florentine," lyrics and sonnets there is a hyper-sensitiveness and after studying at Oxford, has become an artist. tendency to melancholy very characteristic of the young

Gwavas (" Too fast").— The context clearly shows poet, though not to be desired as a permanent mood; in what was intended—that he wore himself out with good ** The Sun” there is a slight indication of dramatic

works. power; and in “ The Poet” we have a lyric of a very high class. The writer has in those few stanzas got

ONE OF THEM.-A letter from you addressed to a real hold upon certain phases of poetic thought

W. HARRISON RUDD, Esq., Great Yarmouth, will find imaginatively handled, bas managed his stanza with him, and doubtless meet with attention. great technical skill and exquisite feeling, and (the praise E. WALFORD.Heraldic Anomalies was written by is not small) has given us a lyric worth adding even to Dr. Edward Nares. See “ N. & Q.,” 511 8. viii. 469; ix. 53. the riotously wealthy store of finished lyric work which

G. C. (Col. R.A.).--Many thanks. has been teeming in the land since Chatterton and Blake sowed the seeds of modern English song.

GEO. ELLIS.— We will forward a prepaid letter.

A. H. BATES.—Thanks. Yes. CANON FARRAR'S SERMON AT ST. MARGARET'S, WESTMINSTER, ON THE 16TH ULTIMO.—The Canon is reported Editorial Communications should be addressed to “The to have said, in the course of his sermon on the death of Editor of Notes and Queries '"- Advertisements and the Princess Alice, “ A few years ago her son Prince Business Letters to “The Publisher"-at the Office, 20, Frederick was killed by falling from a window, and a Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C. few days ago her little daughter the Princess Irene was We beg leave to state that we decline to return comcalled 'away....... Irene! Yes, the name means peace. munications which, for any reason, we do not print; and Let us accept the omen. She has gone to where 'beyond to this rule we can make no exception.

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ors at these voices there is peace.'” Sr. Swithin draws sy of attention to the fact "that it was Princess Mary, not -the Princess Irene, who died so shortly before the devoted ews,

mother." No.

“DEATH AT AN ADVANCED AGE.-Mrs. Mary Pradopha Sanchez died on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at No. 83, Middagh such

Street, Brooklyn, the residence of her daughter, Mrs. the Mesea, at the age of 110 years, five months, and sixteen

days. She was born at Malaga, Spain, in June, 1768, Im, and was one of a family of thirty children, sixteen boys 'bat

and fourteen girls. She survived all her brothers and n a sisters, and all her own children, except the daughter

to with whom she lived. Her father was an architect, and mes she also married an architect seventy-three years ago. Eer, She was twice married. She came to this country four. Tiss

teen years ago, when she was ninety-six years of age. mot When Mrs. Sanchez was ninety years old she became he

almost entirely blind, and continued so until she was is ninety-seven, when her sight returned. She had been

compelled to remain in her room for several years, ed. although she retained her activity up to the age of one eco | hundred. Old age and the suspension of the vital im- functions caused her death. She was buried yesterday olic

in the cemetery of the Holy Cross at Flatbush."-N.1 rite Tribune, Nov. 18, 1878.

I believe this to be genuine, and shall be glad to make med further inquiries if desired by any readers of “N. &Q."

SIGMA.
336, Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.
ing

Notices to Correspondents.
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We We must call special attention to the following notice:

On all communications should be written the name and Lileil address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but

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LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1879.

[1262-1274] et anniversar. Henrici Aurifabri et de Tukyngham prioris. Abbas missam celebrab

[Mem. quod feria iida iiijte ebdomade xle misga CONTENTS. - N° 263.

nalis cum cappa in choro festive celebrabi NOTES :- Notes on Peterborough. Cathedral, 21-Shak- animabus patrum et matrum et parentum et

speariana-"Learning"-St Dionis Backchurch, 22-The monachorum istius loci.]
Duke of Clarence on the Convention of Cintra-Another

Easter is set down on March 27.
Survival - Benjamin Disraeli, 1788, 23-New Year's Gift--
Severe Winters-Prayer of Mary Queen of Scots-Old Saying

Aprilis v. Depositio Thoroldi [1069-1089) et
- Bill for Hanging and Boiling a Friar-An Ancient Pair of abbatum et anniversarium Roberti de Hale e
Boots, 24-Chaucer's Praise - Schiller's "Song of the Bell" matris ejus.
-Bad Grammar-"Wessel" Cup, 25—Isaiah xx. 18--An Maii. (Memorandum quod in ebdomada p
Historical Sledge-The Electric Light-Bibliography of legenda et facienda est convencio inter eccles
Archery-Stroud, Gloucestershire, 26.

et de Sco Victore et habet missam ferialem QUERIES:-Lamb's "Tales from Shakespear "--English En- cantabitur de profundis et cibus ea die po

gravers— Rete_Corvil, 27- Dallaway's "Rodborough to mensam. Prima oratio Inclina.]
Gloucester"-Tradesmen's Tokens-"Moke"-M8. Hist. of
Co. Fermanagh-Irish Bards—Varia-Anne Borlebog--

xxvii. Depositio dompni Arnewyni abbatis [1 L. Eusden, 28--Franks-Heraldry-- Norfolk Draughtsmen abbot in 974] et anniversarium Ricardi de Lir

Junii iv. Depositio Adulphi episcopi [of 1 Privileged Flour Mills - A Welsh Game-Rev. T. Hurst- Agnetis uxoris ejus. T. Dixon-King Oswy-E. and C. Dilly-Leicestershire Fox- xxvi. Deposicio dompni Martini abbatis (de hunting –"The Devil turn'd Hermit," "29-Authors Wanted, 1226-1233]. &c., 30.

Julii xii. Deposicio episcoporum Gama REPLIES:-"Embezzle"-Braham-Bacon on “Hudibras," Huberti.

30-An Irish Bishop Butler-Major André-Yateley, Hants, Augusti ij. Deposicio dompni Ricardi de 31-Theology Queen Coincidences, , 32-Servants' Halli, Forfeits. 33. Choiro- Prior iiijam lectionem leget Propiciatur animat

Sciences Famagosta...Curious abbatis [1274-1279] in albis. Abbas missam chorographia ”- Paley- Boston, 34– Centenarians - Cajodunum-William the “Mamzer"-Christianity without the

xv. Deposicio dompni Godefridi de Croyla. Cross-R. R. Anderson-Gospatric, 35—The Whip-top- [1299-1320] in albis. Abbas missam celebral J. Walker - Watney's Distillery-Death-bed Scenes," &c., | iiijam lectionem leget ad dirige conventus eru 36–Parish Documents—The Parish Bull-Iona-Capt. J King, 37–W. G. Clark-Yankee-Latton Priory-Church tenere solebant et bii omnes in cappis quas i

et præcentor cum succentore et iij. seniorib Registers —" How Lord Nairn was Saved," 38-Electoral Facts - Hogmanay Custom-Balcony-Actresses First on the

fieri fecit. Stage-Badges-Authors Wanted, 39.

xxix. Deposicio Willi. Landavensis epi. e

sarium Reginaldi presbyteri. NOTES ON BOOKS:-Spencer Walpole's “ History of England"-English Dialect Society's Publications.

Sept. xxv. Deposicio dompni Willelmi de

abbatis [1295-1299) et annivers. Johannis de Notices to Correspondents, &c.

Abbas missam celebrabit.

xxx. Deposicio dompni Benedicti abbatis (

Oct. viij. Deposicio dompni Roberti de

abbatis (1353-1361] et fratris Thome de Bur Notes.

missam celebrabit.

xvi. Deposicio dompni Egbrici episcopi [ NOTES ON PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL. 1012-1078, formerly a monk] et mēria [mnem

fectorum. The following collections relating to Peter- xxii. Deposicio dompni Mathie abbatis [1 borough are of especial interest as giving (1) the memoria Wynegoti monachi. dates of death of several of the abbots and mem

xxviii. Deposicio dompni Roberti de Lynde bers of the monastery, imperfectly printed by [1210-1222) in albis.

Nov. i. Deposicio Lefrici abbatis (died

106 Patrick, and also (2) some insight into the local

viij. Deposicio dompni Johannis de Says rite.

abbatis et annivers. Henrici Talbot et The Obituary of Peterborough.

Suldynge. Januarii ii. Depositio dompni Martini abbatis [Mar. xix. Deposicio Alexandri abbatis [de tinus de Vecti, the Isle of Wight, 1113-1155].

1222-1226] et anniversarium Reginaldi d iv. Dep. Willi, de Hotot abbatis [1246-1249] et anni- Matildis uxoris ejus. versar. Ricardi de Watervile et Johannis filii ejus.

xxvi. Deposicio dompni Ade de Botheby al xii. Dep. Elsini abbatis (c. 1006-1055] et anniversarium 1338) et anniversarium dompni Johannis Mathei capellani.

magistri Johannis de Harwedotie. xxiv. Depositio dompni Elfrici archiepiscopi.

xxx. Depos. Brandonis [died 1069] et Wi [x. Auli primi heremitæ.]

vile (1155-1177] abb, et anniversarium Ade Februarii xxj. Depositio dompni Andree abbatis [1194

Dec. xvi. Deposicio dompni Kynsun 1200]. Abbas missam celebrabit.

(of York, formerly monk of Peterborough, [Memorandum quod in prima ebdomada quadragesime anniversarium Radulphi comitis. debet fieri convencio Giseburnie. ]

xxii. Dep. dompni Walteri abbatis [de Martii ii. Depositio dompni Johannis de Caleto [1249-1233-1245]. Abbas missam celebrabit. 1262) et anniver. patris et matris ejus et anniversarium Yvonis supprioris. Abbas missam celebrabit et prior

Value of the Endowment of Peterborough terciam lectionem leget ad dirige quia ista deposicio est

out of the dissolved lands. in albis.

Revenues of the Colledge of Peterboro xiv. Deposicio dompni Allarii abbatis [1200-1220]. of the Site and demayne landes of the sai Abbas missam celebrabit.

terye of Peterbrugh appointed to the Colle II, Deposicio dompni Roberti de Sutton abbatis clere by yere ixl. lls. viijd.- Lamb. M9, 63

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hors as a guarantee of good faith.
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F. E. P.-See the article “Balloons" in Haydn's Dic-
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tionary of Dates (1876); also the article “Steam Engine

and Navigation ” in the same work. We shall be happy cause

to insert queries with the view of getting the information mood

given by Haydn supplemented. out in om if

WALTER HAMILTON.-Nahum Tate was born in Dublin work in 1652, and died August 12, 1715, in the precincts of the finer Mint, in Southwark. Our correspondent asks where Giro

Tate was buried. cided

EDWARD FREDIN (Stockholm).-1. We can find no love trace of such a descent. 2. The young "Florentine," 3 and after studying at Oxford, has become an artist. young

GWaVas (" Too fast "); -The context clearly shows d; in what was intended that he wore himself out with good

matic works.

- very

ONE OF THEM.-A letter from you addressed to s got / w. Harrison Rudd, Esq., Great Yarmouth, will find ought him, and doubtless meet with attention. praise

E. WALFORD.--Heraldic Anomalies was written by wen to Dr. Edward Nares. See “ N. & Q.,” 511 8. viii. 469; ix. 53. which G. C. (Col. R.A.).- Many thanks. Blake

Geo. ELLIS.—We will forward a prepaid letter.

A. H. BATES.--Thanks. Yes, WEST

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Notes from the Monastic Custumal.

which he believes to be inauspicious, not the disPedes fratrum non debent lavari in claustro nec in entanglement. Perhaps his view may be supcapitulo.

Conventus feria iij. ante cenam Domini ad orationes ported by the following quotation from Niccol's sedebunt super bancum sicut faciunt in ecclesia vertentes description of Franklin :-* facies unius chori ad facies alterius.

“ His beard was ruddie hewe, and from his head Subsacrista ponat in refectorio die exaltationis S. Crucis A wanton locke it selfe did downe dispread xiv. cereos et ij. cereos in capitulo et in locutorio juxta Vpon his backe, to which while he did liue capellam S. Crucis j.; in lanterna cressetum et j. cres- Th' ambiguous name of Elfe-locke he did give." setum ante hostium Refectorii.

Sir Thomas Overburie's Vision (1616), p. 48. Ad cænam et prandium...mixtum et vinum et claretum Franklin's portrait (p. 47) represents him with a fratres commorantes ad Oxeneye plenam recipiant com. munam suam de celario conventus.

long lock of hair, loose and unentangled, on which Clerici admissi in congregationem nostram per tres he seems to have prided himself. dies ante suscepcionem habitus in Domo Hospitum

WILLIAM GEORGE BLACK. commorantes percipiant communam suam viz. singuli

Alfred Terrace, Glasgow, singulis diebus j. panem et j. lagenam cerevisie conventualis cum ferculis coquine prout fratribus in refec

“TEMPEST," ACT iv. sc. 1, L. 64 (5th S. viii. torio ministratur. in aula abbatis per duos dies commedent et celerarius abbatis nomine abbatis... predictam per. 385 ; ix. 405 ; X. 3, 244, 424.)—It may be useful cipient communam.—Lamb. MS. 198.

to add another example. In Sacred Principles, MACKENZIE E. C. WALCOTT. Services and Soliloquies ; or, a Manual of Devo

tions, by W. Brough, D.D., Dean of Gloucester, 4th ed., London, 1659, p. 228, the author mentions

an art which will be helpful against gluttony : SHAKSPEARIANA.

“The Art is His Pionery; To Undermine Glut“HENRY V.,” Act II. sc. 2, L. 61.

tony by Works of Charity.

W. C. B. " King . . . And now to our French causes :

Rochdale. Who are the late commissioners ?” The only explanation I have seen of this passage “ LEARNING.”—The word is that “late” means lately appointed ; that is, Collect for the Second Sunday in Advent is com

* learning” in the that to express a simple fact in English Shakespere monly taken to mean the reception of knowledge, used a phraseology which in English expresses the whereas it really implies the imparting of it, as it opposite fact. “ The late commissioners are,

in English, those who had lately been so, but who didackalsav. Wiclif has “teaching” (1380); but

is taken from Romans xv. 4, where the Greek is had either fulfilled their office or were commis- Tyndale has “ learning” (1526), in which he is sioners no longer. The alteration to rate, as derivable from the noticed in the works on the required alterations of

followed by the subsequent versions. This is not Latin "ratus-i, established, approved, confirmed," the A. V. nor on the obsolete words, so far as I had once suggested itself to me. But no altera

have seen. tion seems required; the Syndici lati-, or the late this use of “to learn” is frequent in the Old

It is commonly supposed that, though commissioners, are, I take it

, the chosen commis- Testament, it only occurs once in the New Testasioners- those who had been chosen or selected, but who had not yet received their sign-manual ment, Acts vii. 22, where étaudebon is translated credentials or commissions. Accordingly Henry

“ learned” in all the versions, including Wiclif's, proceeds to hand to them documents which they

except the Rhemish, which has “instructed.” take to be the said commissions.

A similar translation of Sidookaliav, 2 Tim. This I believe to be one of the very few ex

iii. 16, is avoided in all the versions to which I amples where Shakespere followed a fashion of have access; but the Bishops' Bible and the the day. The gallants coined “new-minted oaths," A, V: have“ doctrine.”, Further on in the verse he adopted a new and literate etymology for words Wiclif translates Taidelav by“ learning." But in ordinary use.

B. NICHOLSON.

Tyndale has “ to instruct," in which he is followed

by the rest, the A. V. having "for instruction." “ROMEO AND JULIET," ACT I. SC. 4, L. 91.

ED. MARSHALL, F.S.A.

Sandford-St.-Martin. " And bakes the Elf-locks in foule sluttish haires Which, once untangled, much misfortune bodes."

Sr. Dionis BACKCHURCH, LONDON : BEQUEST This is the reading usually adopted, and is sup- FOR Daily SERVICE.—Sir Robert Geffery made ported with much ability by Dr. Legg in his his bequest for the maintenance of daily service in Note upon the Elf-locks in Romeo and Juliet” the parish church of St. Dionis Backchurch in the (Transactions, New Shakspere Society, 1875-6, city of London (3rd S. vi. 182) in the following pt. ii. p. 191). Mr. P. A. Daniel, in the revised words :edition published by the N. S. Society, prefers once entangled,” because it is the entanglement Commonalty of the art or mystery of Ironmongers,

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London, the sum of four hundred pounds of lawful money am surprised it has not reached your hands : but upon of England, nevertheless upon the Trust and to the Intent the receipt of your last inquiry I have again written, and and purpose that the said Master and Keepers or War. make no doubt on Thursday morning this and the dens and Comioonalty shall and will, by and with the Warrant will find you and the Ladies at breakfast. Consent and advice of my Executors hereafter named and “ The convention in Portugal is still as unsatisfactory of John Midgley of London, Scrivener, or the Survivors as ever, and in deed inexplicable : De Susa is right, our and Surviror of them, as soon as they conveniently can government neither could nor would believe the articles lay out the said sum of four hundred pounds in a purchase as he presented them on 4th September and as they of lands or houses and Ground rents of Inheritance in fee turned out to be true. Ministers received the news of Sir simple within the City of London or as near to the same A. Wellesley's two actions on 1st Sept. late in the evenCity as conveniently may be. And the same Lands, ing, and tho' on 4th De Susa had from the Bishop of Houses, and Ground Rents being so purchased shall Oporto the Articles of the Convention, yet not till the settle the same in such manner as Counsel shall advise night of 15th do the Cabinet hear from Sr. Hew Dalfor an allowance to some person to read and celebrate rymple : the whole transaction is as disgraceful as it is Divino Service in the said parish church of St. Dionys novel : a whole quire of paper would not detail my ideas Backchurch twice every day in the week yearly and on this infamous business : but everything must bring every year for ever (except Sundays and such Holy Days itself before your discriminating mind. when the said service and preaching shall be appointed “Till now I think our government have acted with and had in the said Church), at the hours and times now prudence towards Spain : but are the ministers sure that and heretofore used in the said Church, according to the the Spaniards will let our troops into their country or is Rubrick and Liturgy of the Church of England as now this immense armament destined for Italy: I think the by law established. And my mind and will is that the French very vulnerable in that quarter and particularly Rents and profits of the said lands, Houses, or Ground in Naples : but to return to the convention, I rejoice rents so to be purchased as aforesaid shall be by the said there is but one sentiment throughout the Empire : all Master and keepers or Wardens and Commonalty of the my letters from Scotland and Ireland convey the same said Company from time to time as the same shall be by language on the busines3 : investigation must ensue,

and them received paid to the Minister or Curate of the said cannot I think be avoided. Parish of St. Dionis Backchurch, who shall take upon “Our fleet in the Baltic have really done their duty, him-elf or shall be appointed for the reading and cele- and I flatter myself if the Russian fleet cannot find its bratir:g of Divine Service in manner as aforesaid, allow. way to our ports it will be destroyed: but wbat is to ing thereout fifty shillings per annum to the clerk of the become of Alexander in his interview with Bonaparte: said parish for his officiating there. Provided always, is he to follow the fate of the Spanish Bourbons ? The and my mind and will is, that in case there shall be any Austrian Francis ought to be on his guard and active, for failure or neglect in reading of prayers in the said parish this meeting at Erfurth forebodes no good either to Church at any time for the space of more than three Austria or Turkey. At present I will not say anything days together, that then the rents and profits of the said on home politics : only in your next inform me in what preprises so to be purchased as aforesaid shall go and be manner the Catholic Bishops are appointed in Canada. paid to the Hospital of Bethlehem and Bridewell afore- “My best wishes and compliments attend the Ladies, said for ever."

and ever believe me, dear Sir, yours sincerely, The will of Sir Robert Geffery, knight and

“ WILLIAM." alderman, from which the foregoing is an extract,

CHARLES ROGERS. was proved at Doctors' Commons in the city of

Grampian Lodge, Forest Hill, S.E. London, March 13, 1703, the testator having died towards the close of the previous month at an

ANOTHER SURVIVAL.-It may not be undeadvanced age, and been buried in his private vault sirable, in the interest of future generations, to

record the fact that up to January 1, 1878, all at St. Dionis Backchurch, Fenchurch Street, London.

LONDINENSIS.

registered letters were, at the Post Office, secured

and rendered conspicuous with a piece of very The DUKE OF CLARENCE ON TIE CONVENTION

narrow dark-green ribbon or a piece of blue twine, OF CINtra.– The following letter, in the collection which passed round the letter in two lines, cutting of the Baron de Bogoushevsky, and addressed by

one another at right angles at or near its centre. H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence, afterwards William The change in the Post Office regulations, which IV., to an unknown correspondent, seems worthy came into operation on the date just named, has of preservation. It occupies four pages of quarto substituted for the ribbon or twine two dark-blue gilt-edged paper, and is in the duke's own hand- ink lines, printed on official envelopes, by authority writing Undated, it appears from internal of the Postmaster General, and cutting one another evidence to have been written in October, 1808, exactly as those of ribbon or twine did of old. and it was probably addressed to one of his former In short, the ink lines are a survival of the ribbon shipmates holding office at Stonehouse, near Ply

or twine.

WM. PENGELLY. mouth. The letter not only relates to the proceed

Torquay. ings in connexion with the Convention of Cintra, but to other important events then occurring by day, Feb. 12, 1788], Benjamin Disraeli, of Grafton

BENJAMIN DISRAELI, 1788.-" This day [Tuesland and sea.

St., Gent. (who served his apprenticeship to Mr. * Bushy House, Monday night (1808 ?). Dear Sir,— In answer to yours of 20th and 30th Sept. Richard Bayly), was admitted and sworn a public I am to observe that having directed my young man of notary, before the Right Worshipful Stephen business to forward to you at Stonehouse the Warrant 1 Ratcliff, Judge of his Majesty's Court of Prer! :

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