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this gallery descended to the wharf near the of sweetmeats consisting of half-a-dozen of much river's side. When were these old houses in panes (?) and wine. Cecil Street, first built ? No. 13 belonged to Again, at Kington, a banquet of sweetmeats Doctor Kitchener, author, musician, and gour- was prepared. At Presteign, the entertainment mand, from whom it was rented by Sir Wm. Con is costly, consisting not only of foreign wines, but greve, Bart., whose inventive talents were em the best of the neighbouring vineyards, viz., ployed in rendering it one of the most curious Herefordshire cyder, then reputed to be a faand commodious houses in London, H. C. vourite liquor at the English Court.
“THE TOWN AND Country MAGAZINE,"1837-38. Can any of your correspondents inform me Wanted any information regarding the editor or what was commonly un
| what was commonly understood in the seventeenth contributors. Who was author of a review of century by a banquet of sweetmeats ? Not, I pre" Werner's Twenty Fourth February " in the 3rd / sume, something similar to the oriental custom of volume ?
R. INGLIS. | handing about such delicacies on visits of cere
mony. “ SECRET HISTORY OF EUROPE.” — Who was “Much panes " probably was some sort of cake. the author of The Secret History of Europe; the The twenty chargers of sweetmeats seem an exwhole collected from Authentic Memoirs as well
traordinary present to a traveller in England at Manuscripts as Printed, of which the third edition,
any period, though perhaps even as early as the in four parts, forming three vols., was printed by
year 1682 the ancient capital of Salop may have Pemberton in 1715? Has the book been used by maintained a reputation for Shrewsbury cakes. any writers of reputation, and is it considered of
THOMAS E. WINNINGTON. any historical authority ?
[Muchpane is better known to antiquaries as MarckSIR ROBERT VERNON. - In Collins's Peerage, pane, a sweet biscuit composed of almonds and sugar, 1812 (vol. vii. p. 404), Sir Robert Vernon, Knt., pounded and baked together, and according to Minshew, is said to have married Mary, the daughter of Sir |
originally sacred to Mars, and stamped with a castle. It Robert Needham, of Shenton, Salop.
u | was a common article in the desserts of " Merry Old I shall |
shan | England," and to make it was considered a female accombe much obliged to any of your readers who can plishment, for Drayton tells us – give me any account when the above Sir Robert
“ The silk well couth she twist and twine, was married, and when he died. He was of
And make the fine marchpane." (Ecl. iv.) Hodnet; and probably the same person who was
At the inthronisation feast of Abp. Warham, all his on the council of the Lords Marchers, at Ludlow,
| honours and offices were drawn, depicted, and delineated, in 1609.
W. B. in gilded marchpane upon the banqueting dishes. (WeeTHE REV. SAMUEL WALES, minister of Morley
ver, Fun. Monum., p. 232, fol. edit.) Here we have
“ the banquet of sweetmeats.” When Queen Elizabeth in Yorkshire, was author of The Whole Duly of
visited Cambridge, the University presentert their Chana Christian, of which a second edition appeared in cellor, Sir William Cecil, with two pair of gloves, a 1681. The date of the first edition, and any other marchpane, and two sugar
other ! marchpane, and two su var-loves. (Peck's Desiderata particulars respecting him will oblige. He was
Curiosa, ii. 29.) Castles, and other figures, were often matriculated as a sizar of Trinity College, Cam
made of marchpane to decorate splendid desserts, and bridge, July 9th, 1607, being B.A. 1611-12, and
were demolished by shooting or throwing sugar-plums at
them :M.A. 1615. C. H. & THOMPSON COOPER.
“ They barred their gates, WILLIAM WETWANG. — The seal for the Recog
Which we as easily tore unto the earth,
As I this tower of marchpane." nisances of Debtors within the borough of Rich
Beaumont & Fletcher, Faithfud Friends, iii. 2. mond, is stated on the legend which it bears to
Taylor, the water-poet, has more particularly described have been made in the time of William Wetwang,
such an encounter in his Praise of Hempseed, p. 66. Refirst mayor there. What is the signification of specting the origin of the name of Marchpane, consult this patronymic, and what is known of the family? Nares's Glossary, s. v.]
Joanna SouthCOTT. – In Bohn's edition of Lowndes, the title of several works are given,
and he adds, " This celebrated fanatic published Queries with Answers.
numerous other pamphlets." Can yourself or any Much PANES: BANQUET OF SWEETMEATS. —
of your readers help me to a complete list. There
were also several curious and mystical pamphlets During the progress of the Duke of Beaufort,
published by one of her disciples, Elias CarLord of the Marches of Wales, in 1684 (as de. tailed in Mr. Dineley's MS. Notitia Cambro-Bri
penter. I am desirous to ascertain their titles. tannica) while at Shrewsbury, the town presented
T. B. him with “ 20 dozen of wine, and 20 chargers of
[See Watt's Bibliotheca Britannica, both Authors and
. Consult also a list of tracts on this s sweetmeats."
fanatig in Davidson's Bibliotheca Deroniensis, pp. 196-199. At Ludlow the Corporation gave him a banquet But probably the most complete collection preserved of the
extraordinary productions by and relating to this won when application was made for a charter. Sir Peter
1. Nocturnal Alarm; being an Essay on Prophecy an old version of the fable which says that every
him, in which he stows his own.
R. Shadow; being a Reply to “ Modern Visionaries," by [See Phædrus, Fabularum Æsopiarum, lib. iv. fab. 11, J. T. Lond. 8vo, 1805.
“ De Vitiis Hominum." We give Christopher Smart's
“ The Two Bags.
“ Great Jove, in his paternal care,
Has giv'n a man two Bags to bear;
That which his own default contains
Behind his back unseen remains;
But that which other's vice attests 1814.
Swags full in view before our breasts.
Hence we're inevitably blind.
Relating to the Bag behind;
But when our neighbours misdemean,
Our censures are exceeding keen.”]
I rightly read it) of porciones and pensiones. I
have supposed that a pensio is the payment rePatient, or Dr. Reece Physick'd by Six Female Phyn ceived by a mother church from its dependent sicians. Lond. 8vo. 1815.”]
parishes. Is this so? And what is a porcio?
T. B. J. PETER MANWOOD: ROGER WILLIAMS.- Mr.
[“Pensiones ” are fixed sums of money paid to incumJ. T. Bodel Nyenhuid, of Leyden, begs me to pro bents in lieu of tithes. Sometimes it is a fixed sum, with pose the following:
which a benefice is charged, to pay annually to some 1. Who was Peter Manwood, who, in the year
monastery or bishop. Sometimes benefices are charged 1618, dedicated to Francis Bacon of Verulam his
with an annual sum “ pensio ") to be paid to a chapel of
ease, or even to another benefice: it is always a fixed edition of the Actions of the Lou: Countries, by
sum. A “portio" is not a fixed sum, but a certain proRoger Williams, then just being published in Lon- | portion of tithes, and payable to similar parties, &c., in a don? I find a Roger Manwood mentioned as similar manner.] living in 1580, and deceased in 1593; but of course this is not the person I want information
HISTORY OF FAIRS. — I should feel obliged if about.
any of the readers of “N. & Q." can inform me 2. Would any one in London be kind enough to
where I can inspect the largest and best colleclend me for perusal a copy of Roger Williams, A
tions for the history of the various metropolitan brief Discourse of War, with his Opinions concern
and provincial fairs from the earliest periods. ing some part of Martial Discipline (London,
J. H. 1590), “an excellent book,” according to A. Wood Our correspondent should endeavour to obtain perin his Athene Oxonienses, 1721, t. i. p. 281 ?
mission to inspect the curious collections of the late J. J. The transmission might be effected by any of
A. Fillinham, Esq., sold by Puttick and Simpson on Au
gust 7, 1862. The two lots (352, 353) on Bartholomew the many London booksellers corresponding with Fair fetched 91.; and his miscellaneous collections (lot the Dutch.
John H. VAN LENNEP. 395) for the history of May, Bow, Horn, Fairlop, GreenZeyst, near Utrecht, Nov. 16, 1863.
wich, and Camberwell Fairs, sold for lös. See also lot
396 for his notices of the Fair in Hyde Park in 1838; [Sir Peter Manwood of St. Stephen's, alias Hacking and lot 408 for those of Frost Fairs on the Thames, mounted ton, in Kent, was the eldest son of Sir Roger Manwood,
in quarto.] Chief Baron of the Exchequer. Sir Peter was Sheriff of Kent in 44th Elizabeth, and made Knight of the Bath in FRITH-SILVER.—The clerk of my parish informs 1603, at the coronation of James I. He was M.P. for
me that up to the last fifteen or twenty years, a Sandwich in tbe years 1588, 1593, and 1597. He was not only eminently learned himself, but a patron of learned pay.
payment, chargeable on the poor rates of the men. He is mentioned with great respect by Camden, parish, was annually made to Lord Somers, and and was a member of the Society of Antiquaries in 1617, that it bore commonly the above name. Can any
correspondent inform me of the nature of this (This, I believe, was written by Dr. Barr, minitoll ?
ALFRED AINGER. 1 ster of the Scotch Church, Liverpool.) Alrewas, Lichfield.
ļ “The Devil: Twelve Reasons for disbelieving in his The payment called Frith-silver was a query in our Personal Existence, by Owen Howell. 12mo. London: 1 S. xii. 428; but elicited no reply.
ea no reply.
As Frith is still
As frith 18 still Cousins, 1860." used in the provinces for ground overgrown with bushes,
“Gehenna: Its Monarch and its Inhabitants; a Disseror underwood; and for fields which have been taken from tation on the Site, Extent, and Antiquities of the Kingwoods: so Frith-silver may be a sort of fee-farm rent dom of Hell; embracing a great variety of Information paid to the lord of a manor in lieu of a certain number respecting its Monarch, &c., by J. Napier Bailey. 8vo. of faggots or wood for domestic purposes. ]
“ Essay on Evil Spirits; or Reasons to Prove their ExPARISH OF St. Helen's, ABINGDON, BERK|
NS, ABINGDON, BERK• | istence, by William Carlisle. 12mo, 1825, &c.” SHIRE.-Can you inform me whether the old ac
Reference inany profitably be made to such counts of the churchwardens of this parish have
books as the Dictionnaire Infernal of Collin de been published ? and if so, in what work may they be found ? Some curious extracts have been
Plancey; the Zauber-Bibliothek of G. C. Horst given by the late Dr. Stuart in his Protestant
(6 vols. 8vo, Mainz, 1821-26); the Demonologia
of Don Franc. Torrebianca (4to, Moguntiæ, 1623); Layman, pp. 331-340 (Belfast, 1828.) ABABA.
the Démonologie of Fr. Perreaud (Genève, 8vo, [See the Archæologia, vol. i. pp. 11-23, for “ Extracts 1653); De Operatione Dæmonum Dialogus of Mifrom the Church wardens' Accompts of the Parish of St. Ichaelis Pselliüs (8vo. Lutetiæ, 1615); the Theu. Helen's, in Abington, Berkshire, from the first Year of the Reign of Philip and Mary to the 34th of Queen Eliza
trum Diabolorum (folio, Frankfurt, 1575; combeth, now in the possession of the Rev. G. Benson, with prising twenty-four treatises of the power of the some Observations upon them, by J. Ward.”]
Devil, through the vices of mankind); the De
Wierus (in his Opera Omnia, 4to, Amsterdam,
1660). The answers to Wier by Bodin, &c.; PorTHE DEVIL.
phyrius, De Divinis et Demonibus, &c.
Then there is Defoe's well-known History of (3rd S. iv. 246, 328.)
the Devil ; a Histoire du Diable, 12mo, 2 vols. AmThat self-constituted functionary - the once | sterdam ; and the Mémoires du Diable of Frédéric notorious.“ Devil's Chaplain" - has long since | Soulié. The two last are romances, the one poor, finished his earthly ministry; there appears to be the other clever, but immoral. Besides these, there now a demand for a “Devil's Librarian," — let us is the Auswahl aus des Teufels Papieren of Jean hope a more harmless officer, — and candidates
Paul Richter, 8vo, 1789, and the Memoiren des seem not wanting for the post.
Satans of Wilhelm Hauff. Of course it is to their A satisfactorily complete bibliography of the titles alone that these satirical romances are insubject would occupy more than one number of debted for a place in Satanic bibliography. “N. & Q.” When such a special part shall be
The subject, treated in full, would include the called for — the “ Devil's rumber," it may be ap- controversy concerning the Demoniacks of the propriately designated – I may again contribute | Gospel, in which Farmer, Worthington, Fell, my mite of information. Pending this, the fol- | Sykes, Hutchinson, Twells, Lardner, Semler, &c. lowing supplementary Notes may be of service. took part. A collection, formed by Dr. Harwood,
An attainable pamphlet on the subject, and | of fifteen of these works, was recently offered for perhaps one of the most useful that your corre sale by Kerslake, Bristol, who might still have it spondent could be referred to, is
on hand. Vide also Watt and Lowndes on this “ An Inquiry into the Existence of a Personal Devil, latter department of the subject. 8vo. London, Sberwood & Co., 1818, pp. 96. Price
WILLIAM BATES. 1s. 6d.”
Edgbaston. (The first edition of this, in 1842, was simply entitled The Devil. But this title was “ objected I have an impression that MR. GROS ART has not to as not being sufficiently explanatory of the ob- sach a virgin soil to cultivate as he calculates on. ject of the book, and as partaking of ludicrous- The 1400 pages of the Theatrum Diabolorum, pubness.")
lished by Sigmund Feyraberd (Frankfort, 1587), I may also cite
with the three or four hundred authorities sys“An Investigation of the Scriptural Claims of the tematically catalogued at the commencement of Devil, with an Explanation of the Terms Sheol, Hades, the work, can scarcely be described as a fugitive and Gehenna, by Russell Scott. 8vo, 1822." "A Letter to the Rev. George Harris, containing an
paper. The first two hundred pages on “Der Examination of the Arguments adduced in his Lectures
Teuffel Selbs," seems to contain more especially to prove the Non-Existence of the Devil. 8vo. Liver- | what your correspondent inquires for. Demonpool, 1820.”
ology and witchcraft (for the two are so connected that I have found it impracticable to separate | Aubrey's Miscellanies and the notes to Bordethem in cataloguing my own library), form an ex- | lon's History of Mons. Oufle contain kindred tensive subject. I have not Watt's Bibliotheca matter: and other works on similar subjects, within reach, but at the risk of writing what I which I will not furtber trespass on your space by might not have done if I had had it to refer to, I describing, may be traced under the names of have selected from my own shelves the following, Fraser, Glanvil, Hale, James I., Hutchinson, as being sufficiently curious to particularise: - Granville Sharp, Sir Walter Scott, Swinden, Bekker, Balthazar, D.D.: The World bewitch’d, or an
Tryon, Webster, &c.
J. F. M.' Examination of the common Opinions concerning Spirits, their Nature, Power, Administration, and Operations. For some curious illustrations of the Icono12mo, London, 1695.
graphy of the Evil Spirit, see M. Didron's Iconobeaumont, John: Historical, Physiological, and Theological Treatise of Spirits (containing, among other
graphie Chrétienne, Paris, 1843, one volume only things, an Answer to the preceding work). 8vo, London, published: Satan, with a nimbus, tormenting Job, 1705.
tenth century, pp. 138, 139. The Temptation, Bovett, Richard : Pandæmonium, or the Devil's Cloyster. twelfth century, pp. 259, 260. The Spirit of Evil, Two parts. 12mo, London, 1684.
black and bat-winged, pp. 452—454. The Trinity Cotta, John: Infallible, trve and assvred Witch. 4to, Lordon, 1624.
of Evil, pp. 519–521. De Lancre, Pierre: Tableau de l'Inconstance des mar
JOB J. BARDWELL WORKARD, M.A. vais Anges et Demons, oy il est amplement traicté des sorciers et de la sorcelerie. 4to, à Paris, 1612. i De Loier, Pierre]: Treatise of Specters, or straunge
“O thou, whate'er thie name, Sights, Visions, and Apparitions, appearing sensibly vnto
Or Zabalus or Queed,* men; wherein is delivered the nature of Spirites, Angels,
Comme, steel mie sable spryte and Divels, their Power and Properties, &c. (translated
For fremde and dolefulle dede.” from the French by Zacharie Jones). 4to, London, 1605. So sang Rowlie, or some other under that name: Du Lude, Comte: Aaluovonória, or a Treatise of
| and in tracing the existence of an evil spirit, Spirits, wherein sereral Places of Scripture are expounded
whether in Milton's “nonsense” or in Mr. Beckagainst the vulgar Errors concerning Witchcraft, Appa- | ritions, &c. 8vo, London, 1723.
** | ford's hall of Eblis, I hope your correspondent, Giffard, George: Dialogue concerning Witches and MR. GROSART, will not forget to look into De Witchcrafts; in which is layed open how craftily the Diuell Foe's History of the Devil, Ancient and Modern, a deceiueth not onely the Witches but many other, and so book far more reverential than the title would leadeth them awrie into manie great Errours. 4to, Lon
seem to indicate.
W. don, 1603.
Lawrence, Henry: Of our Communion and Warre with Angels. 4to, printed A.D. 1646.
DEVIL, A PROPER NAME (3rd S. iv. 141, 418.) Perkins, William: Discovrse of the damned Art of | A. A. will find - Devil” used as a patronymic in Witchcraft, so farre forth as it is reuealed in the Scrip. | tures, and manifest by true experience. 8vo, Cambridge,
the following instance. It is in the account of the 1610.
| engagement of the privateer, the “ Terrible,” with Roberts, Alexander: Treatise of Witchcraft, wherein the “Vengeance" in 1758: – Captain Death of sundry propositions are laid downe, plainely discouering the “ Terrible” was killed, and out of his crew the wickednesse of that damnable Art, with Diuerse other, but twenty-six were found alive, when the enemy speciall points annexed, not impertinent to the same. hoorded and out of these sixteen had lost a les or 4to, London, 1616.
Scot, Reginald: Discovery of Witchcraft, &c., where- | arm, and the other ten were wounded. unto is added a Discourse of Devils and Spirits. Fol. A note in the History of England (Hume & London, 1665.
Smollett's, with continuation by Rev. T. S. Torreblanca, Don Francisco: Dæmonologia, sivè de
Hughes) adds :Magia Naturali, Dæmoniaca, licita et illicita, deq. aperta et occulta interueuntione et inuocatione dæmonis. 4to,
“There was a strange combination of names belonging Mogvntiæ, 1623.
to this Privateer: the Terrible, equipped at Execution Wagstaffe, John: The Question of Witchcraft Debated,
Dock, commanded by Captain Death, whose lieutenant or a Discourse against their Opinion that affirm Witches,
was called Devil, and who had one Ghost for surgeon."considered and enlarged. 8vo, London, 1671.
Vol. xii. p. 257. Magica: De Spectris et Apparitionibus Spiritü, de Va
Again, the following extract from Howitt's ticiniis Divinationibus, &c. 12mo, Lug. Bat. 1656.
Visits to Remarkable Places may prove of interest: Secrets of the Invisible World laid open, or a General History of Apparitions, Sacred and Prophane, whether “ Dilston, the ancient seat of the Earls of DerwentAngelical, Diabolical, or departed Souls. 12mo, London, water, is beautifully situated on an eminence within a 1770.
mile of the river Tyne, at its confluence with the “Devil's Trinvm Magicvm, sive Secretorvm Magicorvm opvs. Water," three miles east of Hexham, and eighteen 12mo, Frankfort, 1630. [It contains a “ Tractatus de of Newcastle. Dilston is a corruption of Devilstone, and proprii cujusque nati dæmonis inquisitione,” which, from was originally the residence of the family of that name. identity of title, I presume to be one of the treatises referred to by PROFESSOR DE MORGAN.]
* I. e. Diabolus, the accuser or calumniator; Queed, Belg. quaede, the wicked one.
William, son of Aluric, was Lord of Devylstone in the These facts are in part confirmed by Mr. Wil. reign of Henry 1."-Vol. ii, p. 579.
| liam Durrant Cooper's memoir. OXONIENSIS.
Richard Norton, uncle of our author, married P.S. It would be more correct to say Dilston Margery Wingar of Sharpenhoe; and had Wil. Hall did stand or had stood ; for it was pulled i down in 1768, and but few remains left.
William Hawes, and widow of Mr. Hamon; and secondly, Dennis Cholmley, niece of Sir Nicholas Hare, Master of the Rolls. By his first wife be
had William, who married Alice, daughter of Joha CRANMER FAMILY.
Browest; and had John and William, who cane
to New England. Of these, John was born (2nd S. xii. 97.)
May 6, 1606, at Starford (Bishop's Stortford?); A short note, at the page here cited, showed a in Hertfordshire; was a noted clergyman, ahl connection with the Nortons of Sharpenhoe. I came here in 1634. have lately noticed, in the preface to the reprint | If these facts relative to so distinguished 3 of Gorboduc, issued in 1847 by the Shakspeare | writer are new to English readers, is it not ; Society, the statement of the editor that little was fresh proof of the necessity of more frequent and known of the family of Thomas Norton. As the liberal exchanges of information between Old pedigree to which I referred gives much light
ih licht | England and New ? on this point, I venture to copy a portion ; be Will not some of your readers follow up the lieving your readers will feel an interest in these clue, and give us more particulars as to these details concerning the author of the " earliest | relatives of Cranmer? W. H. WHITMORE tragedy in the English language.” This pedigree, Boston, U. S. A. signed by John Philipott, Somersett, was “partly added” by Thomas Norton, the author.
Instead of being of an obscure family, it is here! claimed that his great-grandfather was son of the
Titus Oates (3rd S. iv. 373.) – Eighteen CS: Sir John Norton, alias Norvile; who married a
tholics were executed as traitors implicated 11 daughter of the Lord Grey de Ruthyn, referring
Oates's pretended plot. Accounts are given of the for proof to the will of Joane Norland, daughter
following sufferers in Bishop Challoner's Memoirs of the said Sir John,
of Missionary Priests and other Catholics, who John Norton, of Sharpenhoe, had a son John
have suffered Death in England on Religious ..ca Norton ; who had by a second wife, Jane, daugh
counts from 1577 to 1684:ter of John Cowper, seven children: Thomas 1678. Edward Coleman, gentleman. Norton, the eldest son, was of Sharpenhoe, and
1679. William Ireland, S. J. is mentioned by Mr. Cooper in his preface. He
John Grove, layman.
Thomas Pickering, laybrother, 0. S. B. married, first, Elizabeth Merry; and had Margaret,
Lawrence Hill, layman. who married a Symons, Thomas, the author, and
Robert Green, layman. Joan, who married first a Spicer, and secondly
Thomas Whitebread, alias Harcot, Provincia a Barrett. He married secondly, Elizabeth, daugh
S. J. ter of Marshall, and widow of Ralph Rad
William Harcourt, alias Waring, S. J.
John Fenwick, S. J. cliff; and had Luke, who married Lettice, daugh
John Gowan, or Gawan, S. J. ter of George Gravely. He married, thirdly, the
Anthony Turner, S. J. widow of Mr. Osborne; and had Daniel, Barna
Edward Mico, S. J., died in prison... bas, and Isaac.
Thomas Momford, alias Bedingtield, S. J., dish Thomas Norton, the author, son of the above
Francis Nevill, S. J., died from being flung dome Thomas by his first wife, married first Margaret,
stairs by the pursuivants who took him. daughter of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of
Thomas Jenison, S. J., died in prison. Canterbury, who died s.p.; and secondly Alice,
Richard Langhorne, gentleman. daughter of Edmond Cranmer, brother of Thomas, 1680. William, Viscount Stafford. by whom he had five children. These were : 1.
The above all suffered under the false charge or Ánne, who married Sir George Coppin, and had l ha
į being concerned in Oates's plot; but several other Robert and Thomas ; 2. Elizabeth, who married priests and lay Catholics suffered either dean first Miles Raynesford, and had Robert and Gar-li
imprisonment for their religion alone, in consewott and secondly, Symon Bassell, by whom she , quence of the renewed activity of informe had' Symon; 3. Thomas, died at Cambridge ; 4. |
sionerl by the infamous perjuries of Oates i Robert Norton, who married Anne, daughter of | Bedl Robert Heure, and had Thomas, Robert, Thomas, Richard, and Anne; 5. Henry, died s. p. prob. ;) " TOM TIDLER'S GROUND" (3rd S. iv. 454.). 6. William, who married Ruth Harding.
Whatever may be the locality, or the real sigh
ed either death or
ctivity of informers occa«
F. C. H.