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(vol. ii. p. 77) there is a letter from Lord Byron, Saved (if my memory serves me rightly), there in which he speaks of the enthusiasm of the French occurs the following line, " And Kenmuir's lads for Byronism. He says, “Nothing was ever like are men in vain." To what does this expression their entusymusy (you remember Braham) on the refer-any saying or tradition connected with the subject.” What is the joke about this perversion house of Kenmuir ? of enthusiasm ? Braham, that truly marvellous Miss Porter's “Scottish Chiefs."- Is the singer, was of the very lowest origin, and probably character of Edwin Ruthven in Miss Porter's never had any education, but on the stage he used Scottish Chiefs wholly imaginary?

B. to speak well enough.


SMOLLETT'S “ADVENTURES OF AN ATom.” — Varia.-I hope that some of the readers of Can any one tell me who are the ministers intended "N. & Q.” can give some information about the in this satire ? E. LEATON BLENKINSOPP. following to one who is writing a book and has no good library of reference at hand.

“BRIEFE AN Pilatus.”—Among the published 1. Dr. Cockman.--I want to know something of works of Friedrich v. Gentz is Briefe an Pilatus. the ancestors and birthplace of Thos. Cockman, Is there any way of learning who “ Pilatus” was ? D.D., Master of University College, Oxford. He

JOURNEY-MAN. graduated M. A. 1697, and died in 1744. He made a translation of Tully's Offices which passed “ N. & Q.” furnish me with the title of a book !

TITLE OF Book WANTED.—Can any reader of through many editions.

2. Laurence Sterne.- When, by whom, and remember reading some five-and-forty years ago ? on what authority was the statement first made The only clue I can furnish is the following. It that he was educated at Heath Grammar School,

was a motley collection of odds and ends, some near Halifax ? I have found a great deal to be grave and some gay-some quite proper, others not said against it.

On the title-page will

“ I have culled a nose3. Cyril Jackson, Dean of Christ Church. I gay of choice flowers, and brought nothing of want to know if he was the son of Cyril Jackson, my own but the thread which binds them.

W. E. HOWLETT. M.D., of Stamford, who between 1745 and 1750

Montesquieu.” married the widow of the lord of the manor of Shipley, near Bradford, and so became a wealthy

AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED.— man. I want also to know whether his family was otherwise connected with Yorkshire, where the

“ Together lay her prayer-book and her paint,,

At once to improve the sinner and the saint.” dean wis educated, and when and where he died.

With article of any magazine or review about eighteen T. C. years ago in which these lines were quoted.

WATERLOO PLACE. GILBEPT SHELDON, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.-Where was this celebrated prelate born ? Biographia Britannica states at Stanton, Staffordshire, but Collinson, in his History of Somerset,

Replies. claims him as a Somersetshire worthy, and says

ELIZABETH BLUNT. that he was born at Stanton Prior in that county. Which statement is correct?

D. K. T.

(5th S. x. 328.)

This lady was a lineal descendant, in the fifth EDWARD LONGSHANKS.–Fabyan has," In this generation, of Sir Walter Blunt of Rock and Tere . . . . was borne at Westmynster Edwarde, Sodington, the common ancestor of the Blunts of that after was surnamed Longeshanke.” What is Sodington, the Lords Mountjoy, and the Blunts the earliest authority for this nickname?

of Kinlet. Her father was Sir John Blunt of 0. W. T.

Kinlet, who died in 1524; her mother was SPINHOLA.—Is Spinhola the name of a sword Catharine, third daughter of Sir Hugh Peshall of manufactory? and, if so, of what pation? I have Knightley. She was born early in the sixteenth a family rapier said to have come down from the century, probably in 1502, and died in 1551, surCommonwealth. The hilt is of silver, covered viving Henry VIII. and all his wives and widows with richly chased classical figures, and on it is except Ann of Cleves, and leaving a posterity engraved the word “Spinhola” (or “Spinhosa”).

which bears one of the most honourable names M.

among the ancient families of England, that of the The Fleet Prison.—Was the Fleet Prison ever how or when Elizabeth Blunt first appeared at the

Dymokes of Scrivelsby. There is nothing to show a State prison ? if so, at what date? Where can I find its history?

0. W. T.

Court of Henry VIII., but her stay there seems to

have been of very short duration. The original “ How Lord Nairn was Saved.”—In one of authority for all subsequent statements respecting Sir Francis Doyle's poems, How Lord Nairn was her connexion with the king is Hall, who says :

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“The kinge in his freshe youth was in the chaynes of 1536, less than three months after his attendance love with a fair damosell called Elizabeth Blount, which at the Tower scaffold, he died, in a very mysterious in synging, daunsyng, and in all goodly pastymes ex. ceeded all others, by the which goodly pastymes she wan manner, at St. James's Palace, having probably the Kingys barte, and she again shewed him such favour been poisoned by some of those who objected to that by him she bare a goodly man childe, of beautie like the arrangements in progress for his succession to to the father and mother. This childe was well brought the crown. Lord Herbert says of him that he was up, like a prince's childe : and when he was six yere of “equally like to both parents,” his mother“ being age, the Kinge made him Knight, and called him Lord Henry Fitzroy: and in London, being the 18th day of thought, for her rare ornaments of nature and June, at the manor, or place, of Bridewell, the said Lord education, to be the beauty and mistress-piece of ledde by twoo Erles was created Earle of Nottingham, the time” (Herbert's Henry VIII., 165). He was then he was brought back again by the said twoo Erles. the close friend of the cultured Earl of Surrey, and Then the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolke led hym into the some of his letters remain (Camd. Misc., iii.), which great chamber again, and the King created him Duke of indicate that he was a youth of great promise. He Richmond and Somerset."-Hall, fol. c, ed. 1550.

was buried at Framlingham, in Norfolk, where his The title of Richmond was that of the king's father

monument still remains. before he became Henry VII., and had not since

Elizabeth Blunt does not seem to have returned been conferred on a subject.

to the Court after the birth of her son, and the This son of Elizabeth Blunt was born at the only trace of any association between them in later manor house of Jericho, Blackmore, Essex, a seat days is that William Blunt, her youngest brother, of the Blunts, in the year 1519, his mother being and only a boy at the time, was on the roll of his not more than seventeen years of age at the time nephew's household as a gentleman usher at the of his birth, and Cardinal Wolsey became one of time of the duke's death. But before Henry Fitzhis godfathers. On June 18, 1525, he was, as Roy was three years old his mother had become stated in the preceding quotation, made Duke of the wife of Sir Gilbert Tailbois, the manor of Richmond and Somerset, and was also created Rokeby, in Warwickshire, part of the Duke of Knight of the Garter, his plate of arms still remain- Buckingham's estates, being granted to him and ing on his stall in St. George's Chapel. A month his wife Elizabeth on June 18, 1522. In the later, on July 16, 1525, the Duke of Richmond following year a private Act of Parliament (14 & 15was made Lord High Admiral of England ; in Hen. VIII. c. 34) was passed respecting the 1527 he was appointed Warden of the Marches jointure of “ Elizabeth, wife of Gilbert Taylboys," on the borders of England and Scotland ; and in from which it would appear that some provision

; 1530 was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was made for her by the Crown on her marriage. with Sir William Skeffington for his acting deputy.

Sir Gilbert was summoned to Parliament as In 1525 Sheriff Hutton was assigned to the young Lord Tailbois of Kyme-an ancestor of his had duke for his residence, and he was placed in charge been Earl of Kyme, but the title had been forfeited of a council, being treated in all respects as a for rebellion-in 1529, though he lived to wear prince of the blood. The antiquary Leland appears the honour of a peerage for a very short time, to have been one of his early tutors, but before he his death taking place on April 15, 1530. Lord was twelve years of age he had become a student at King's College, Cambridge, under the care of Kyme had three children by Elizabeth Blunt: two

sons, who died before him, and one daughter, Croke, the Professor of Greek. Henry Fitz-Roy attended his father to the field of the Cloth of Elizabeth, Lady Tailbois,+ who was married first

to Thomas Wimbush of Norton, in Lincolnshire, Gold in 1532, and thence went to Paris to com- and secondly to Ambrose Dudley, afterwards Earl plete his education in the university there ; and of Warwick, the eldest son of the Duke of Northreturning in the following year was present the baptism of Queen Elizabeth. Three months later but she died without children. The two infant

umberland, and brother of Lord Guildford Dudley, he was married to Lady Mary Howard, daughter of the Duke of Norfolk, but it appears that the sons of Lord Kyme and Elizabeth were buried young bride and bridegroom never lived together. On May 19, 1536, the king imposed upon him

“If the King of England,” says Tyndale, “ had a son by

one wife, heir to Englaud, and a daughter by another, the duty of attending, as one of four peers, the heir to Wales [ Mary being' then Princess of Wales ], then, execution of Queen Anne Boleyn ; and there can because of the great war that was ever wont to be be little doubt that the Act of Succession, which between these two countries, I would not fear to marry was passed soon afterwards (28 Hen. VIII. c. 7), them together for the making of a perpetual units, and was intended to facilitate his nomination as his to make both countries one, for to avoid so great effusion father's successor to the crown. But on July 22,

of blood."-Tyndale's Pract. Prel., 331, Parker Soc, ed.

7." The controversy between the Ladie Talbois and

her husband Mr. Wimbuss was committed by the Council * From a passage in Tyndale's Practice of Prelates, to the order of the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord written about 1529 and published in 1530, it seems pro- Admiral, and the Master of the Horse" (Priry Counc. bable that the Protestant party proposed a marriage Reg., June 13, 1550). This was probably respecting the between the Princess Mary and the Duke of Richmond. claim made by Wimbush to the barony of Kyme,



with their father in a vault in the priory church of speaking of the year 1518, when the king was Kyme ; and all three bodies were accidentally twenty-seven years old, and bad been married discovered there some years ago, shrouded in lead. about nine years, says : There was also found a brass plate with the follow- “One of the liberties wbich our king took at his spare ing inscription, the plate being now placed on the time was to love. For as all recommendable parts connorth wall of the parish church of South Kyme :

cur'd in his person, and they, again, were exalted in his

high dignity and valour, so it must seem less strange, if "Here Iyeth Gylbert Taylboys Lord Taylboys, Lord of amid the many fair ladies, which lived in his Court, he Kyme, wych maried Elizabeth Blount, one of the both gave and receiv'd temptation. Among whom, bedaughters of Sir John Blount of Kynlet in the counte cause Mistress Elizabeth Blunt, daughter to Sir John of Shropshire, Knight. wych Lord Taylboys departed Blunt, Knight, was thought, for her rare ornaments of forth of this world the xyth day of April, ADni nature and education, to be the beauty and mistress-piece m.ccccc. xxx® whose Solle God pardon. Amen." of her time, that entire affection past between them, as

For some years after the death of Lord Kyme at last she bore him a son.” his widow lived at Kyme, and there are some This son was born in 1519, and his godfather was reasons for conjecturing that she was, secretly or Cardinal Wolsey ; he was created a Knight of the openly, mixed up with the Pilgrimage of Grace, Garter and Duke of Richmond in 1525, and died which began at Louth two months after the Duke in 1536 (Ellis, Original Letters, i. 267). of Richmond's death, but must have been long Elizabeth Blount married Gilbert Talboys of preparing in secret. There is, however, no direct Kyme, created Baron Talboys 1529, and bore him evidence to be found at present on this point. three children: George and Robert, who died young,

About the year 1537 Elizabeth was again and Elizabeth, who married Thomas Wimbish, Esq. married, to her neighbour Edward, ninth Lord Baron Talboys died in 1539 ; his only surviving Clinton, whose seat was at Folkingham, a few son, George, died a few months later, and the title miles south of Kyme. She lived to see this descended to the daughter Elizabeth, but as she husband made Lord High Adiniral and Knight of had no child by Mr. Wimbish nor yet by her the Garter; but it was not until twenty years after second husband, the Earl of Warwick, the barony her death that he became Earl of Lincoln, and it became extinct. The second husband of Elizabeth was by another wife that he became the ancestor Blount was Edward Clinton, first Earl of Lincoln, of the Dukes of Newcastle. He is buried in by whom she had three daughters : Bridget, married St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and the name of to Robert Dymoke of Scrivelsby ; Catherine, who Elizabeth Blunt occurs in the inscription on his married William, Lord Borough ; and Margaret, monument as that of his first wife. By her he the wife of Charles, Lord Willoughby of Parham. had three danghters, Bridget, Catharine, and The dates of Elizabeth Blount's two marriages do Margaret. Bridget became the wife of Robert not appear to be well ascertained. It would seem Dymoke of Scrivelsby; and thus the Champions probable that it was as Miss Blount that the king of England since the time of Queen Elizabeth have took a fancy to her in 1518. Yet Burke, Ertinct all been descended from Elizabeth Blunt. Catha- Peerage, 1866, states that it was after the death of rine, her second daughter, was married to William, her first husband, that is, after 1539, which is fifth Baron de Burgh, their descendants in modern evidently impossible, whilst Ellis notes that she times being the Lords Berners. Margaret, the was Lady Elizabeth Tailboys in 1518, which is third daughter, was the wife of Charles, second improbable. Holinshed (Chronicle, 1586, p. 892) Baron Willoughby of Parham, and their family distinctly calls her “Elizabeth Blunt, the daughter appears to have become extinct in the latter part of Sir John Blunt”; and at p. 941, when mentionof the last century.

ing the death of her son Henry Fitzroy in 1536, Elizabeth Blunt herself died on September 4, he calls her “the Ladie Tailebois, then [i.e. in 1551 ; Machyn having entered in his Diary, “ The 1519] called Elizabeth Blunt." ilj day of September ded my lade Admerell' wyfe

EDWARD SOLLY. in Lynkolne-shyre, and ther bered” (Machyn's

See an account of her in the Genealogist, vol. ii. Diary, p. 9).

C. J. E. The estate of Kinlet was bequeathed by Sir George Blunt, the brother of Elizabeth, to his

ANCIENT MONUMENTS OF THE MORETON FAyounger sister, Agnes, the wife of Rowland Lacon, MILY IN ASTBURY CHURCI, CHESHIRE (5th S. x. and from them it has descended to the Childes. Kyme was deserted after Elizabeth's marriage with 349, 517.)-I am afraid that “the clergyman Lord Clinton, and nothing now remains of what residing near Congleton,” who has so kindly solaced was once a magnificent house except a lofty square that “ the recumbent figures of the Moretons in

Mr. E. Walford's anxieties by informing him tower, which forms a conspicuous object in the flat landscape on the western border of the Boston fens. Astbury Church are still there," must be a bit of a

J. H. B.

wag, and one who delights to play practical jokes,

for the statement is utterly devoid of truth. Still Lord Herbert, Life of Henry VIII., p. 165, it must be confessed thắt Mr. Walford laid

pp. 19, 44,


himself open to have practical jokes played upon are four effigies, removed some centuries ago from him by stating as facts what every one who knows the church, and now much defaced by the weather: anything of Astbury Church must know to be one of these is that of a priest, and the other three fictions. Thus he wrote, “In it (the Moreton relate either to the families of Venables or Brereaisle) or the chancel were formerly two recumbent ton, the arms admitting of dispute. figures of Crusaders, members of the ancient family As your correspondent MR. PICKFORD very of Moreton.” This is not a fact, although so pre-properly points out, the altar tomb of Sir William cisely stated, for no such monuments ever existed. Moreton, who died in 1763, has been removed, MR. WALFORD continues, “My cousin Mrs. More- and the inscriptions let into the floor of the church; ton-Craigie ... about twenty years ago gave per- and it seems to me possible that it was to the mission to the vicar to remove these monuments a removal of this heavy altar tomb that the correfew inches ; ... they have, however, been removed, spondence to which MR. WALFORD alludes took not a few inches, but wholly and entirely, and place. But if this is really the case, it is a woncannot now be found. Can any of your readers derful instance of the growth of mythical traditions say what has become of them? I would gladly when in twenty years a heavy altar tomb of the forward any information to my cousin." These eighteenth century becomes converted into “ two are some more of Mr. WALFORD's statements; and recumbent figures of Crusaders.” But putting although it is as obviously impossible for any one conjecture on one side, it is only right that Mr. to give leave to move what never existed, or to lose WÅLFORD should be made aware of the practical what never could be lost, as it is for any of your joke that has been played upon him by his namereaders to state where these monuments now are, less correspondent. I can only hope he has not still it was not for me to dispute the word of a forwarded the information to Mrs. Moretonlady or the knowledge of Mr. WALFORD, so I let Craigie. J. P. EarwAKER, M.A., F.S.A. the matter rest, wondering all the time what it Withington, near Manchester. could really mean. It was not, however, kind of the Cheshire clergyman to play off his practical EPIGRAM ON Beau Nash (5th S. x. 429.)— jokes, but if your correspondent will allow me to The oldest printed version of this which I have say so, he should make sure of his facts before seen is that given in the Gentleman's Magazine stating them, and before rushing into the columns for February, 1741, p. 102. It is there printed of “N. & Q.” should not mind taking a little without any author's name or initials. It is so trouble to see what has already been written frequently to be met with in an imperfect or inon the subject. Most people know that there are complete form that it is worth reproducing entire : two books, at the least, relating to Cheshire history, one called Lysons's Cheshire and the other Length, fixt between the Busto's of Mr. Pope and Sir Is.

“On Mr. Nash's present of his own picture at full Dr. Ormerod's History of Cheshire, and in both Newton, in the Long Room at Bath. these are accounts of the monuments in Astbury

“ Immortal Newton, never spoke Church. Had MR. Walford but consulted these

More truth than here you 'll find; well-known books it would have prevented his Nor Pope himself, e'er penn'd a joke being subjected to the ridicule of a country clergy

More cruel on Mankind. man. For it is really too bad to try and palm

off This picture plac'd the busts between, the well-known effigy of an old lady, who died in

Gives satyr all his strength; 1599, as one of the imaginary Moreton Crusaders,

Wisdom and wit are little seen, and yet that is what Mr. WALFORD's correspondent

But Folly at full length.” has “ kindly” done for him, and for which he is | Nash died in 1761, and his life, written by Oliver grateful.

Goldsmith, was published in 1762. In this (p. 127) The real “ facts” of the case are, however, very the second verse of the above lines is thus mensimple. There are but two recumbent effigies in tioned : “ The Corporation of Bath placed a fullAstbury Church, as the Cheshire clergyman no length statue of him in the pump room between doubt well knows. One of these is, as he says, at the busts of Newton and Pope. It was on this the east end of the south aisle, and the other at occasion that the Earl of Chesterfield wrote that the east end of the north aisle, although it for- severe but witty epigram, the last lines of which merly stood on the south side of the chancel. The were so deservedly admired.” As Lord Chesterformer of these is an effigy of a member of the old field did not die tiil 1773, he was of course alive Cheshire family of Davenport of Davenport, and when Goldsmith wrote this not very accurate senis of fourteenth century date, bearing upon the tence, and it may be presumed that he did not surcoat the well-known arms of Davenport. The deny its correctness. In 1777 Dr. Maty, in his other is that of the old lady before referred to, handsome edition of Chesterfield's Miscellaneous Dame Mary Egerton, who died in 1599, and it Works (vol. ii. App., p. 190), has inserted the represents her in the costume of that period, lines“ on the picture of Richard Nash, Esq.," &c. hooped petticoat and ruff, &c. In the churchyard These consist of six verses, and begin,

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“ The old Egyptians hid their wit

for it was purposely made to describe such a one In hieroglyphic dress,"

as Dr. Benn was not. and end with the same concluding verse as that The story goes that, after his death, his niece already quoted from the Gentleman's Magazine, sent to Queen's College, asking for an appropriate whilst the verse commencing “ Immortal Newton inscription for her uncle's tomb, and the waggery is entirely left ont. Mrs. Brereton, who was well of the Common Room provided her with one which known as a contributor to the Gentleman's Maga- she adopted. It certainly does not describe the zine, in which she wrote under the name of man, who has been pictured to me by the present Melissa, died in 1740. Her poems were reprinted incumbent (Mr. T. Falcon) as having been handed with a short memoir in 1744; and if in that down as a man “dull and morose, of little culture, volume the epigram is given in the form in which and not much sense of duty. He kept the registers it had previously appeared in the Gentleman's himself, very badly and carelessly, evidently filling Magazine, it is clear that she is entitled to the them up once a year. Dates are often omitted and credit of its authorship, and that Lord Chesterfield, children's burials are entered together after the having prefixed to her second verse five by no adults”.” means so good, has very generally been considered

Now as to his ghost. It is certainly said that to be the writer of the epigram. I have not the he walks in the old house, but confines himself to volume of Mrs. Brereton's poenis. Any corre- the cellars and the old parts of the house where the spondent who has it will deserve thanks if he will offices and servants' bedrooms are : the rest of the state if it contains this epigram.

house has been built since his day. The present EDWARD Solly.

incumbent tells me that “there are many people These lines are misquoted both by Mr. Locker in about Charlton whom nothing could induce to pass his Lyra Elegantiarum and by JAYDEE, although a night in the house alone, and that eight or nine the latter is perfectly correct as to the reading of years ago one of his servants certainly left his the third line, for it is very apparent that the sub- service in consequence of some ghostly impression. stitution of the word seldom entirely destroys the His presence is supposed to be made evident intended satire. The epigram is one of several by the rustling of a silk doctor's gown.” Mr. Falverses contained in a book of Mrs. Jane Brereton's con has been there for some sixteen years, and poems, published in 1744. EVAN THOMAS. (except the one servant leaving him) has never had Pimlico.

any trouble with the ghost. With regard to the

exorcism Mr. Falcon says : “The story that a dozen In Goldsmith's very amusing little Life of Nash

parsons and a woman went down to the cellar to the epigram is given as quoted by JAYDEE, which exorcise him is a very silly and modern tradition. form is obviously the only one admissible. Gold- It is possible that my predecessor, Mr. Knipe smith says that,

(1805-1845), who was a merry man, may have "to add to his honours, there was placed a full-length made a jest of going down with his guests after picture of liim in Wiltshire's ball-rooin, between the busts of Newton and Pope. It was upon this occasion (no

a dinner party to confront the ghost. I believe he dates giren) that the Earl of Chesterfield wrote the fol used to laugh and say “he had laid him in the lowing severe but witty epigram.”

middle of Otmoor.' But certainly no solemn EDWARD H. MARSHALL.

exorcism has been attempted within the memory The Temple,

of the oldest inhabitant surviving.”

It was a wicked Common Room jest to concoct Rev. R. Benx, OB. 1752 : CHARLTON-UPON- such a thing, but the epitaph is worth preserving : OTWOOR, Oxon (5th S. x. 408.) ---Queen's College,

“ Juxta situs est Oxford, holds the patronage of Charlton. The

Beatam expectans resurrectionem college has ever been the resort of North-country

ROBERTUS BENN, S.T.P. men; especially has it been favoured by those from

Collegii Reginensis quondam socius Cumberland and Westmoreland. The Rev. Robert

Hujus Ecclesiæ per breve heu septennium Rector

Vir Eximiis Naturæ dotibus Beon, D.D., was a fellow of this society. He was

Eleganti Literarum Supellectilis a Cumberland man of good family. The Benns

Lepida morum urbanitate lived at Heasington House, serving the office of

Omni demum privata laude cumulatus. sheriff and the like, till, in the close of the last Pastor, non vicario aliorum opere contentus

Ipse sacra obivit munera century, one of them lived it a great rate, got the pickname of " Lord Benn," and ran through the

Et semper præsens gregi invigilavit suo.

Socius, iis quibusdam fuit una estate. Dr. Benn, fellow of Queen's and incum

Ob summum Ingenii Acumen bent of Charlton, is not accused of being “guilty"

Et parem Animi Candorem of any crimes. If epitaphs were veracious (which

Innocue jucundus.

Mirus Facetiarum Artifex they seldom, if ever, are), Dr. Benn must indeed

Jocos fundebat liberales have been a pattern clergyman. Unfortunately

Ex improviso sponte erumpentes his epitaph is less to be trusted even than others,

Novos, ardentes, rapidos, suos,

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