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from pitfalls by brief, respectful, and judicious com. We have seen, in our own time, that the tincture mentary; and that his great achievements may be at l of a national flag is no trivial matter, but may once commemorated and corrected by men of slower
have an important bearing on the fortunes of a pace, of drier light, and of more tranquil, broad-set, and comprehensive judgment."-Q. R, p. 50.
dynasty. I would therefore ask, why was there The passages from Mr. Gladstone's paper in the
the difference above described between the two Quarterly seem to be effects whose causes are to
flags, and what was the exact meaning of the
latter ? be found in Macaulay's paper in the Edinburgh.
A. FERGUSSON, Lieut.-Col.
P.S.-In reference to the standard of 1745, I
find the following in Brown's History of the HighAs in the days of Redgauntlet and Allan Fair
lands, vol. iii. p. 20 :-" The flag used upon this ford, there are still to be found persons—most
occasion was of silk, of a white, blue, and red texloyal subjects, however-in whose company it is
ture (sic), but without any motto.” more polite to speak of “the Chevalier," or "Prince Charles Edward,” than to use the commoner phrase
SHAKSPEARIANA. with reference to those personages. From some “Skill.”— members of this class whom I have met, I learn “I think you have as little skill to fear as I have that some uncertainty exists with regard to the purpose.”- Winter's Tale, Act iv. sc. 3, 1. 157. exact form and import of the standards raised | The Oxford editors alter it to “as little skill in during the Reb- I mean the affairs of '15 and fear," which, as Warburton says, has no kind of '45. I have recently come upon the following sense in this place. Mr. P. A. Daniel would read minute description of the standard of 1715. It call in lieu of skill. Directly I read the passage will be noticed that the flag, and the pretensions, it struck me that one of the early meanings of set up on this occasion were in perfect accord : skill might be “cause,” “reason.” In this I find
“ The Earl of Mar erected the Chevalier's standard I am confirmed ; for Warburton says, " To there (Castleton of Brae-Mar) on the 6th of September, skill to do a thing” was a phrase formerly in use 1715; and proclaimed him King of Scotland, England, equivalent to our “To have a reason to do a France, and Ireland, &c. This standard, supposed to be i thing": and Latham gives as a third meaning of made by the Earl's lady, was very elegant. The colour was blue, having on one side the Scottish arms wrought
skill, "reason," "cause," and he says this is the in gold, and on the other the Scottish thistle, with these very ancient meaning of the word ; and he quotes words beneath, ‘No Union'; and on the top the ancient the Winter's Tale. Indeed the Saxon has quite motto, • Nemo me impune lacessit.' It had pendants of another word for our "skill ” in the way we now white ribbon, one of which had these words written upon use it. Skill seem to be derived from A.-S. it, . For our wronged king and oppressed country. other ribbon had “For our lives and liberties.
; tie scylan, which Lye renders “distinguere, dividere,
It is scyl reported that when this standard was first erected, the absolvere, liberare. Wal scel on innan reocende ornamental ball on the top fell off, which depressed the hraw, cædes distinguebat intus fumantia cadavera." spirits of the superstitious Highlanders, who deemed it - Fr. Jud., p. 26, 1. 6. Conf. Icelandic skilja, ominous of misfortune in the cause for which they were
which Cleasby renders “to part, separate, divide ; then appearing” (Summary of the Events of 1715, by Geo. Charles of Alloa, quoted in Hogg's Jacobite Rélics,
and then to distinguish, discern, understand 2nd Ser. p. 257).
110. Eng. to skilll.” He says the original sense, to The narrative is there given in illustration of the cut, L. secare, appears in the Gothic skilja = a falling of the “golden knop," mentioned in the butcher. third verse of the song, “Up and waur them a',
“Skills not” occurs once in 2 Henry VI. Willie."*
Act iii. sc. 1, and twice in the Taming of the Shrer, The standard raised at Glenfinnan, in 1745, is Act iii. sc. 2, where it means “matters not," “ is thus described :
of no importance."
R. S. CHARNOCK. “It was a large banner of red silk, with a white space Junior Garrick Club. in the centre, but without the motto • Tandem Trium.
“Chariest” (5th S. vi. 345, 405.)— In Leicesphans,' which has been so often assigned to it, as also the significant emblems of a crown and coffin with which
tershire there is no difficulty in understanding this the terror of England at one time adorned it” (History word. Of a man who is unwilling to impart some of the Rebellion of 1745.46, by Robert Chambers, p. 42). | desired information it is said, “He is chary of his It will be observed that this flag was perfectly words "; and of a man with ample means but who different from that raised in the '15”; and it is gives alms scantily, “He is chary of his money.” to this point I would ask the attention of such of
THOMAS North. your readers as may be interested in the subject. "I HAD RATHER LIE IN THE WOOLLEN” (5th S. * “ The golden knop down from the top
vi. 288.)-Surely Beatrice's exclamation in Much Unto the ground did fa', Willie,
Ado about Nothing means, “I had rather lie Then second-sighted Sandy said,
between the blankets," whicb, as every one knows, We'll do nae gude at a', Willie."
is most uncomfortable.
C. S. JERRAM.
TWO CURIOUS LISTS OF LONDONERS, TEMP.
(Commencing at fo. 656.) QUEEN ELIZABETH.
June 1576. The names of certayne lawiers in euery of
the foure Innes of Courte. The following lists occur in the Lansdowne MS.,
Greis Inne. No. 683, and in a handwriting coeval with the Single Reader3—Mr. Gerrard, hir majesty's Attorney period to which they refer. The first of them is generall. Mr. Seckfor, Master of the Requests. Mr. particularly interesting on account of the presence
Meres, of the Counsell of Yorke ; of good liuing. Mr. of two of the Spencer, alias Spenser, family ; it
Barton, of the counsell in the Marches of Wales; of good being now generally supposed, I believe, that the
Double Readers—Mr. Kitchen, of the counsell of the poet's father was a merchant of the City of Citie of London ; of good wealthe. Mr. Alcock, of CanLondon.
torbury; poore. Mr. Rodes, of the Counsell of Yorke; (Commencing at fo. 62".*)
of great liuing and very learned. Mr. Colbie ; of great
liuing. The names of sondry the wisest and best merchaunts
Single Readers—Mr. Jute ; of one hundredth marks in london to deale in the weightiest causes of the Citie
living; Recorder of Cambridge ; very learned. Mr as occasion is offred.
Kearlé; of great liuing. Mr. Allington ; discontinueth ; Anthonye Cage
poore. Mr. Auger ; very learned ; welthie. Mr. WhisGeorge Bonde
kins ; learned; poore; of smale fame for practise. Gerard Gore
Mr. Yeluerton ; learned ; of great gayne and wealth. ffrauncis Bowyer
Mr. Snagge ; learned; of great liuing and practise. Nicholas Backhouse
Mr. Brogrove ; very learned; poore; sinally practised; Thomas Starkie
worthy of great practise. Robert Ofley William Hewet
Barristers— Mr. Burnam, at York. Mr. Burket, hir Raufe Woodcock
Thomas Cranfield majesty's Attorney at Yorke. Mr. Neuell, at York. Mr. Jobñ Spencer
Kempe ; learned. Mr. Esconte. Mr. Sturd, Mr. Pur. Henry Campion
fray, no practisers. Mr. Daniell'; of great practise ; Richard Barnes
very welthie and relligious. Mr. Smithe. Mr. Boothe; Thomas Gore
smaly practised. Mr. Godfrey; wel practised; riche. George Stoddard
Mr. Shuttleworthe: very learned and riche, and well William Albanye
Christofer Hodgeson practised. Mr. Williams; smally learned.
The Midle Temple.
Double Readers-Mr. Plowden ; uery learned ; of great Thomas Skinner
Nicholas Spencer Richard Pecock
liuing. Mr. ffeetewood, Recorder of London ; very Nicholas Wheler
learned and riche. Mr. Nicholls ; learned ; riche. Mr. Richard Hilles
Popham; very learned ; of great liuing : hir majesty's
Sollicitour. Mr. ffarmer; very learned; riche. vir. Richard Peacock +
Johñ Riche Nicholas Wheler |
Gent; wel practised.
Single Readers - Mr. Rosse; wel practised. Mr. CrampNicholas Luddington
ton; wel practised. Mr. Archer; wealthie. Mr. SteRichard Martyn
phens. Mr. Dale; practised. Mr. ffenner; learned. Thomas Aldersey John Hevdon
Double Readers-Mr. Kelloway, Surviour of Liveries. Stephen Slanye
Richard Thornell' Mr. George Bromeley, Attorney of the Duchie. Mr. Anthony Ratcliff
Withe. Mr. Poole. Mr. Mariot. Johñ Mabbsen
William Thorowyood Single Readers-Mr. Risden. Mr. Walter. Mr. HurThomas Ware
leston. Mr. Halton. Mr. Pargrave. Mr. Bullock. Mr. John Harte
| Graye. Mr. Wiatt. Mr. Smithe. Mr. Hare. Thomas Riggs George Sotherton
Lincoln's Inne. William Cockin
Ricbard Stapers William Towerson
1 Mr. Richard Kingsmill, Attorney in the Courte of Henry Pranell
Wardes. Mr. Kempe; of smale accompt; a double George Crowther
reader. Mr. Baker ; of great liuing; wel practised ; a Walter ffishe
single reader. Mr. Clinche; wel practised. Mr. Dalton; John Harrison
wel practised; not welthie. Mr. Walmesley: very Blase Saunders
learned; welthie. Mr. Owen; welthie. Mr. Wykes; William Abram
very riche; wel practised. Mr. Cooper; practised. Mr. Edmond Burton
George Kingsmill; wel practised ; welthie. Mr. EgerRichard Reynolds
| ton; very learned ; a younge practiser, and very toward. Johñ Denham Edmond Hogens
JAMES GREENSTREET. Robert Dove
William Harding Christopher Edwards William Megges Thomas Allen
| VERSES WRITTEN BY THOMAS MOORE IN HIS Arthure Dawbney Richard Morrice
The Sentimental and Masonic Magazine (vol. vi. William Widnell
ffrauncis Dodd William Sherington
Stephen Woodroofe. May, 1795, p. 446) contains the following verses
by Thomas Moore, addressed to Samuel Whyte, his • One of the lists previous to this is dated 1570.
old schoolmaster. They are rendered all the more + Repeated ?
interesting from the fact of their having been
written when the poet was between fourteen and Lord Beaconsfield “powerful, but a dolt,” should fifteen years of age, and being probably penned in assume that very title himself. his father's little “back parlour” in Aungier The late eloquent pulpit orator, W.J. Fox, may Street, Dublin, from which they are dated “ Jan. also be held to have seen not far enough into the 1, 1795.” Moore was born in May, 1780.
future when in 1836 he said, in his Lecture on “To Samuel Whyte, Esq.,
the Morality of the Press :Principal of the Grammar School, Grafton Street.
“How extraordinary would a Prime Minister of this Hail ! heaven-born votary of the laureld Nine
country think it if any one were to propose-a creation That in the groves of Science strike their lyres ! of peers being supposed to be in contemplation--that he Thy strains, which breathe a harmony divine.
should elevate to the Upper House men who had distinSage Reason guides, and wild-eyed Fancy fires. guished themselves merely as authors, though in their If e'er from Genius' torch one little spark
authorship they might have developed the highest powers Glow'd in my soul, thy breath increased the flame;
of intellect with which humanity has ever been invested! Thy smiles beam'd sunshine on my wandering bark,
How astonished he would be if one were to say, 'Make That dared to try Castalia's dangerous stream.
a peer of Lytton Bulwer !'” Oh ! then for thee may many a joy-wing'd year
Lytton Bulwer and Babington Macaulay were With not a stain, but still new charms appear;
elevated to the peerage surely much more because Till, when at length thy mortal course is run,
they “had distinguished themselves as authors” Thou sett'st, in cloudless glory, like a sinking Sun. than from the fact that they also drifted into poli
tical life. As politicians, their eminence is certainly “Audgier Street, Jan. 1, 1795."
secondary to their fame as literary men ; as authors, Following these verses are some lines“ by a they live among the immortals. Lady," addressed likewise to Mr. Whyte,“ on
HENRY CAMPKIN, F.S.A. perusal of the new edition of his poems." In the seventh verse she thus refers to his "pupil Moore" : “SUCH AS SHOULD BE SAVED.”—In Acts ii. 47, " While every plant of genius shows
the phrase used of those who were added to the Beneath whose forming hand it rose,
Church at Pentecost has caused much controversy
among scholars, and in its English dress has perThe votive lay to you consign'd
plexed many humble and timid believers. It has Has force with classic ease combin'd,” &c. been asked what is the precise meaning of oi An asterisk over the last word of the foregoing rocóuevot. The rendering in the A.V., which verse directs the attention of the reader to a note
has a strongly Calvinistic flavour and bias, is con(which I subjoin) by the editor of the magazine :
fessedly wrong. Some well-intentioned persons “ This particularly alludes to the stanzas preceding
have endeavoured to make out that the present (Moore's lines to Whyte), and other admired perfor
participle was in this case used through a grammances exhibited by Master Moore, the young gentle- matical looseness in a future sense.
matical looseness in a future sense. But on openman noticed in Whyte's Poems lately published, page 264, ing the Tabula of Cebes the other day I lighted who at a very early age entered the University from on a solution of the problem. The Tabula is one Mr. Whyte's Academy, with distinguished honour to him. self, as well as his able and worthy Preceptor."
of the least known but not the least valuable parts R. W. H. Nash, B.A.
of Greek ethical literature. It is a kind of brief Florinda Place, Dublin.
Pilgrim's Progress, and therefore its terminology is in an instance like this of marked significance.
The Tabula is so short that I need not give chapter POETICAL AND LITERARY PREVISION.-Poet and verse, but I wish to mention that in it there and prophet are said to be synonymous terms, but occurs the phrase oi gocóuevos, and from the conthe prophet's mantle certainly fell not upon text it is obvious that the two words mean not Thomas Moore's shoulders when, in his Odes upon “those who were predestined to be saved,” not Cash, Corn, Catholics, and other Matters : Selected leven, to adopt a formula of the Latin Church, from the Columns of the “ Times” Journal (12mo., “those who were in a state of salvation, but Lond., 1828), be ventured on the under-printed simply " those who were treading the path towards snuff-out of the now Earl of Beaconsfield : moral perfection.” I have no doubt that in the “ Yonder behind us limps young Vivian Grey,
New Testament the meaning is absolutely the same, Whose life, poor youth, was long since blown away, and that in this as in other cruces a theological Like a torn paper-kite, on which the wind
doubt has been created by an imperfect knowledge No further purchase for a puff can find."
of the refinements of the Greek language. Let us These lines occur in a satirical sketch entitled | hope that, in the fresh version of the New TestaImitation of the “ Inferno" of Dante, at p. 158 of ment, the radical mistranslation of which I have the little volume above referred to. They are to spoken will be corrected even at the cost, which be found also on p. 520 of the single vol. edition from a purely literary point of view is lamentable, of Moore's Works, royal 8vo., 1850. It is curious of a studied paraphrase. that Mr. Disraeli, having (in Vivian Grey) styled Still, a paraphrase is a lesser evil than an apparent limitation of the divine mercy to sinners It is not a little remarkable that so careful and owing to a defect in language or scholarship ; and accurate a critic in all matters of dates as De to take an analogous example, has not much con- Morgan was should have assumed that this date fusion been introduced into scientific theolort of March 18, 1733, did not mean the historic because St. Augustine happened originally to bare 1 year but indicated the legal year, that is, a twelvebeen a lawyer ? H. DE Burge HOLLINGS. month later, when there was no need for such an New University Club.
assumption, and the evidence of probability was
against it. Newton's book was published in LonBRADSHAW THE REGICIDE.—Mr. Thorne, in his
don in February, 1733 (historic year), and is Handbook to the Environs of London, recently
advertised in the London Magazine for that month. published, has fallen into a curious error with
That it was reprinting in Dublin the following regard to President Bradshaw. In his account of
month is just what might be expected, and John Edmonton he states that Bury Hall was “once the
Stokes's date at once settles the question of priority, residence of Bradshaw, who presided at the trial |
without supposing that the Dublin edition was of Charles I.” As I believe Mr. Thorne is not
e is not not printed till the following year. De Morgan the first who has made this mistake, perhaps a
was clearly right in his conclusion, but I think as true statement of the case may not be uninteresting
8 clearly wrong in the evidence by which he arrived to the readers of “N. & Q." Bury Hall was for
EDWARD SOLLY. many generations the seat of the Galliards, a family of French extraction, who, during the seventeenth “DERANGE.”—Johnson has not admitted this and eighteenth centuries, were possessed of con- word and censures it (Hawkins's Apophthegms, siderable property in the neighbourhood of Ed. 215, i.e. the last volume of his edition of Johnson): monton and Enfield, acquired principally through “disarrange is the word.” John Seager (A Supplemarriages with the heiresses of Wroth and Huxley. I ment to Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, Lond., 1819, Early in the last century Joshua Galliard, Esq., | 4to.) cites Adam Smith as an authority both for of Bury Hall, married Elizabeth, sister and sole derange and derangement. Todd (ed. 1827) cites heir of George Bradshaw, Esq., the last heir male Burke, On a Regicide Peace, as an authority for of the family of Bradshaw, of Bradshaw Hall and derange, noting that the British Critic (Sept. 1795, Abney, in Derbyshire, and Brampton Hall, Yorks. p. 237) branded the word as a Gallicism ; for President Bradshaw belonged to a junior branch derangement he cites Ruffhead and Paley. Richof this family, and had been dead upwards of half | ardson cites Blair and Adam Smith for the verb, a century before the connexion between the Brad- Berkeley and Paley for the noun. Can no earlier shaws and the possessors of Bury Hall took place. I examples be found? John E. B. Mayor. The Bradshaw arms appear among the Galliard St. John's College, Cambridge. quarterings on a shield over the chimney-piece, in one of the principal rooms at Bury Hall ; and,
THE WHITE TSAR.—This name, by which the as the house is of considerable antiquity, this too Emperor of Russia is now known throughout all may have given rise to the legend that the presi
Asia, is the literal translation-in Russian Biely dent resided there. I may add that the Galliard
Tsar, in Mongol Tchagau Khan-of the present family became extinct in the male line about a corrupted form of the Chinese character Hwang, hundred years ago, when Bury Hall, with the chief “emperor.” The symbol used to express this idea part of the Bradshaw and Galliard estates in was originally composed of the characters meaning Derbyshire and Middlesex, passed by marriage to “oneself” and “ruler”; Hwang, therefore, being Charles Bowles. Esg.. of Sheen House, in the equivalent to “autocrat.” But, by the omission of a parish of Mortlake, Surrey (a younger son of stroke, the symbol =“oneself” was changed into Humphry Bowles, Esq., of Wanstead Grove, the symbol = “white," and hence the Chinese Essex, and Burford, in Shropshire), in whose
word for “emperor” became in Russian and family it now continues.
guage of China, p. 19, 1875. NEWTON ON DANIEL.-In one of Augustus De
A. L. MAYHEW, M.A. Morgan's interesting little bibliographical notes in Wadham College, Oxford. the Athenæum in 1868, he discusses the question whether Sir Isaac Newton's Observations on Daniel,
THE UNICORN.—The accompanying Oriental &c. was first printed in 1733 in London or in Dub? account of the reason why the unicorn forms one lin, and ends :
of the supporters of the royal arms of Britain will “No doubt the first was the London edition, but no be new to many of your readers :doubt is some doubt, as surely as a true joke is no joke. “The following story was told me, and as I heard it The whim of a schoolboy is some evidence-Master John from one who neither knew I was an Englishman nor Stokes, aged ten years, has sent his name as a subscriber bore any particular love to our country, it may be relea to the Dublin edition), 18th of March, 1733, and as this on as genuine. One evening, sitting among the rocks was only a week before the end of the year, it seems with a party of natives, the conversation turned on flags. clear that the London edition was the earlier of the two." A man sitting there said to a stranger, 'Why do the
English put the wheed el win, the unicorn, on their held it fast to the table ; whereas, when he has so done, flay?' and then related the following story of it, as one the person with whom he plays may take hold of both well known through the length and breadth of the land: ends, and draw it away." "The unicorn is found in a vast country south of Abys- | The game is still practised at fairs, races, and sinia. There the animals, undisturbed by man, live after their own laws. The water does not flow in rivers, but
similar meetings under the name of " prick the lives in the bosom of the soil. When the others wish to garter”; the original phrase, “fast and loose,” drink, the unicorn inserts his horn into the earth : with however, is now used to designate the conduct of this he scoops a pool, satisfies bis own thirst, and leaves those numerous slippery characters whose code of what he does not require to the rest. So these English lethics does not forbid them to say one thing and have the privilege of first discovering all things and then the rest of the world may come afterwards. The story
W. T. HYATT. was flattering, and the rest all assured the stranger (a |
Enfield, N. native of Mosul) of its truth.”—Hon. F. Walpole, The Ansayrii, iii. p. 285.
The RochdALE LIBRARY.--On September 20 I wonder how many Englishmen could give and 21, 1876, was sold by public auction the colthe true reason for the unicorn appearing in the lec
ring in the lection of books which formed this library. It was royal standard.
A. 0. V. P.
established in 1770, and was probably the longest [The English lion and the Scottish unicorn are said |
| lived, if not the oldest, circulating library in Engto be united as supporters of the arms of England by the
land, having existed for over 106 years. For some union of England and Scotland. The two together are years after
years after its establishment its annual meetings to be found among Egyptian hieroglyphics, the unicorn were held at the various hotels in the town, and being really the graceful wild ass. There is somewhere in 1777 a catalogue was ordered to be printed and mention made of both in a game at chess, the lion re. sold at 2d. each. In 1775 it was resolved “that presenting the powerful king, the unicorn the graceful
every person who shall become a member shall queen.]
pay for his entrance Il., and 6s. as a subscription." New Year's Day SUPERSTITIONS. – In some About fifteen years ago a proprietor's ticket was parts of Devonshire it is believed to be particularly worth 21. 2s. and the annual subscription was 158. unlucky to wash clothes on a New Year's Day, From that time there was a gradual decrease in because by so doing it is thought that a member the number of subscribers, chiefly owing to the of the family will be rendered liable to be washed counter attractions of Mudie, Smith, and others ; out of existence before the close of the current but the death blow to it was the opening of the year. This superstitious belief is carried so far by local Free Public Library in 1872. The subscripsome persons that they will not even permit any tion library contained about 9,000 volumes, the dishes, plates, &c., to be cleaned on the first day best of which were purchased by the Free Library, of the year.
Geo. C. BOASE. which has now on its shelves upwards of 25,000 Queen Anne's Gate, S.W.
H. FISIWICK, F.S.A. Curious ANAGRAMS. --The name of the vessel / PARALLEL PASSAGES.- Milton's L'Allegro, lines that first attempted to lay the Atlantic cable was | 53 and 54:Faraday, and the name of the owners Siemens. “Oft listening how the hounds and horn From these two names (Siemens, Faraday) the fol
Cheerly rouse the slumbering morn." lowing ingenious anagrams, which seem worthy of And The Spleen, by Matthew Green, lines 73 and preservation in “N. & Q.," have been compounded | 74 :by a friend :
“ Hygeia's sons with hound and horn 1. Means, I fear, days. 2. Yes, man, said Fear. 3.
And jovial cry awake the morn." Yes, as I damn fear. 4. Fear is damn easy. 5. Yes, as
E. T. MAXWELL WALKER. if man dare. 6. May fair seas end! 7. Fain easy Chace Cottage, Enfield, N. dreams. 8. Seems if a day ran. 9. As may Fan desire. 19. Say if a mad sneer. 11. Fears amend, I say ! 12. Curious SURNAMES.-I noted Frühstück at Ye ass, in mad fear! 13. I say, sad man free. 14. If | Linz am Donau, and Mangematin at Autun, any sea-dreams. 15. Men far said easy. 16. “ Ein Mess, Faraday." 17. As I may end fears. 18. And sea
R. S. CHARNOCK. is my fear. 19. Sad is enemy afar.
“Pale Gate."--A man directing me my way “FAST AND LOOSE.”--This is the name of a near Ashburton, Devon, said, “You ’ll come to a cheating game, also called "pricking at the belt," pale gate." It proved to be a gate made with which appears to have been much practised by the pales placed in a vertical position on a frame. The gipsies in the time of Shakspeare. The following phrase was quite new to me ; but I found it to be is a description :
common in that district. WM. PENGELLY. “A leathern belt is made up into a number of intricate Torquay. folds, and placed edgewise upon a table. One of the folds is made to resemble the middle of a girdle, so that
MAYPOLES.- About four miles from Ashtonwhoever shall thrust a skewer into it would think he under-Lyne there are two maypoles existing, one