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every one who may be in any way connected B. B. But there is, also, an advertisement, which, with the cultivation of land. The following extract perhaps, is not in any other edition; it seems so bears on the question of the "Gule of the Garioch," likely to come from a writer making himself known lately discussed in "N. & Q." Mr. Donnelly is to the world. It is on the last leaf of the Introquoting "that eminent man and real patriot, Sir duction, on the same page as Abbreviations made John Sinclair, first President of the Board of use of in this following Work." It is as follows:Agriculture." He says,―
"In Denmark there is a law to oblige the farmers to root up the corn marigold, chrysanthemum segetum. But the oldest regulation for that purpose was probably in Scotland: a statute of Alexander II. about the year 1220 having been directed against that weed, which was considered to be peculiarly pernicious to corn-fields. It denounces that man to be a traitor who poisons the King's lands with weeds, and introduces into them a host of enemies.' Bondsmen who had this plant in their corn were fined a sheep for each stalk. Under the authority of that law, Sir William Grierson, a Scottish baron, was accustomed to hold Goul courts, for the express purpose of fining the farmers in whose crops three heads or upward of that weed were found." W. H. PATTERSON.
OLD ENGRAVINGS (5th S. ii. 47, 135.)-I have both the engravings described by MR. PATTERSON, and both have been cut pretty close, but enough margin is left on each to furnish the particulars asked for, viz.:
"Youth Boarded and Taught the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin Languages, in a Method more Easy and Expeditious than is common; also other School-Learning by the Author of this Dictionary, to be heard of at Mr. Batley's, Bookseller at the sign of the Dove in Pater-noster-Row," S. S. S.
TOWN'S HALL" (5th S. i. 285, 439.)-They say "Town Hall" in Manchester, but they say, and write, and print "the town's water" when speaking of the water supplied by the Corporation. The sign of the possessive case is commonly left out in Lancashire, in the West Riding, and in the Peak of Derbyshire. I once wanted some information from a Mrs. Taylor, who lived a little way north of Buxton, and on inquiring for her residence, I was answered by a rustic youth, "Dun yo want Jonathan Taylor wife or Samwell Taylor widow ?" ELLCEE.
"THE NIGHT CROW": BITTERN (5th S. i.
No. 1. "Iac, Iordaens invent:-Iacobus Neefs sculpsit: passim; ii. 76.)—I return my best acknowledg
-A. Bloteling Excudit Cum Priuilegio,"
and the following motto
"Quem mirabaris flatu modo pellere frigus
My copy is also of a deep brown tint, and I think from its uniformity that it is the original colour of the paper.
No. 2. "I. Iordaens pinxit:-Vorsterman, Sculp:" and the following motto:
ments for the kind replies concerning the bittern, and am sorry that my memory does not retain the names of the authors of the first two quotations; the last was from Henry Kirke White's poem, GEORGE R. JESSE.
Mr. Grove, in Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, refers to the tradition as derived from Josephus, and remarks that it is " a Jewish tradition, at least as old as the time of Josephus, and which may very well be a genuine one." ED. MARSHALL.
"Being,” writes Bishop Patrick, "the person (as the Jews say in Midrasch Tehillim) who drew a bow at adventure and killed Ahab."-(Comment. on 2 Kings v. i.) EDMUND TEW, M.A.
SUFFOLK CHARTERS (5th S. ii. 188.)-The conjecture of S. D. G., respecting the origin of the name "le Deneys " is in accordance with the remarks of the latest authority on the subject.
MR. C. W. BARDSLEY, in his careful treatise on Surnames, observes :
"Entries, like 'William le Norris,' or 'Walter le Norreis,' or 'Roger le Daneis,' or 'Joel le Daneys,' are of constant occurrence. These, added to the others, may be mentioned as bringing before our eyes the broadest limits of European immigration, and with scarcely an exception they are found among the English surnames of to-day."-On_English_Surnames, their Sources and Significations. (London, Chatto & Windus; n.d.; Preface dated Nov., 1873.)
For the occurrence of Danish names of places in Norfolk and Suffolk, Mr. Isaac Taylor's Words and Places may be consulted, p. 165, Lond., 1865.
EPIGRAM (5th S. ii. 188.)-The following footnote occurs at p. 16 of A Sketch of the History of the Oxfordshire Militia, by John M. Davenport, Esq. (1869):
"In a Criminal Trial in 1831, which ensued upon the Otmoor Riots, one of the counsel for the defence facetiously quoted the following stanza:
The fault is great in man or woman
Lower Heyford, Oxon.
The correct lines are:
"The crime is small in man or woman,
—and form the reply of "Hodge" (the commoner)
a bit." "He did so, because he understood nothing about the matter." Featley (A Case for the Spectacles, London, 1638) uses, at p. 5, the Greek idiom in its Latinized form, "But as touching the controversie, Ne gry quidem." I do not remember to but, probably, some correspondent, better read in have met with the phrase fully Anglicized as here; early seventeenth-century literature, may be able to give an example. JOHNSON BAILY. Pallion Vicarage.
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MR. J. O. PHILLIPPS.-Our esteemed correspondent, at p. 248, asks a question with reference to the meaning of "fyemarten." We venture to suggest that the "fyemarten" is akin to the pinemarten (Martes Abietum), and, if not identical, may, perhaps, be the Fou-mart of northern England, a name often applied to the ferret (Mustela Furo), and to the polecat-ferret. The latter comes especially under the designation of a "scurvy" thing.
M. P. T.-The "Angelic Constantinian Equestrian Order of St. George," of which the late Prince Comnenus Palæologus was "Grand Master," was otherwise called "The Angelic Knights of St. George." This order is said to have been founded by Constantine (ob. 337). Another order, the Angelici, was founded by the Emperor Angelus Comnenus, 1191.
MR. MORTIMER COLLINS directs attention to an error Reform')-the words serge and surge are identical in in punctuation (5th S. ii. 231):-"I wrote (Spelling pronunciation, and the vowel in both is neither e nor a, but the urvocal vowel. I and u, as sounded by elementary grammarians, are diphthongs."
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surname of Shakespeare; families of that name in most parts of England from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century; especially abundant in Warwickshire; mistakes in identification; the Shakespeares of Rowington not connected with the poet's family; the mulberry-tree tradition; Shake
Scarcity of materials; a knowledge of the customs and appliances of the early stage esssential to an effective study of Shakespeare's dramatic art; the chronological order not determinable by internal evidence; period of Shakespeare's arrival in London; his poverty; entered the theatre in a very low rank; the London of his day, with fac-speare's rural life; early history of New Place; similes of old plans; reasons for believing that the horse-holding story is founded on truth; only two theatres at that time in London north of the Thames, one called the Theatre, the other the Curtain, both situated in Shoreditch; the poet commenced his theatrical career in one of those theatres; historical accounts of them; their exact sites and various other particulars respecting them; the Theatre pulled down in 1598, and its materials used in the erection of the Globe Theatre in the following year; Romeo and Juliet produced at the Curtain; notice of Shakespeare acting with the Lord Chamberlain's Company before Queen Elizabeth at Greenwich in 1594, with fac-simile from the original manuscript; alteration in the constitution of that Company about 1593; the plays which were acted at the Globe in 1599; fac-simile of view showing the first Globe Theatre; the Two Gentlemen of Verona, its date of composition and sources of plot; observations on the old English religious drama; probability that Shakespeare witnessed some of the later representations of the Coventry mysteries; the characters of Herod and the Black Souls; description of the pageant and the actors; religious uses of the early drama; moral-plays in the time of Shakespeare; the first secular drama; origin of the
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