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STOOKY-SABBATH. Conversing with a farmer Et d'une epaisse encolure,

of the Upper Ward of Lanarkshire the other day, Veut détruire tous les états;

he told me that “Stooky-Sabbath” was the name Turlure, Même la magistrature,

given to the Sunday on which the most corn was Robin turlure.

* stooked" on the fields during harvest.

“ Point de féodalité,
Nous dit-il dans ses brochures;

Mon cri est la liberté,


wish to record one of the most disgraceful instances Hors le roi, tout est roture, Robin turlure.

of this abominable practice, which some time ago

came under my notice. Its audacity makes it the “O royaume infortuné!

more remarkable. The chancel of Stapleford Dans quelle mésaventure, Turgot t'a-t-il plongé?

church, Cambridgeshire, was some few years since Turlure,

(as it is commonly called) restored, and amongst Toi et la race future,

other repairs the floor was relaid. A board afRobin turlure."

fixed to the wall bears the following inscription:FRANCIS TRENCH.

“Beneath the flooring of this Chancel lie some MonuIslip, Oxford.

mental Slabs, with inscriptions on them, of which the Curious CONTRACTION.-Near the entrance to following are copies :

A.D. 1699. the Observatory at Greenwich there is the folo Arthur Joscelin, Senior, was buried June 13h; lowing inscription:

September 15th, 1709. Elizabeth Joscelyn, a Widow, was “ Carolus II., Rex Optimus,

Astronomiæ et Nauticæ Artis

Jane the Daughter of Arthur Joscelyne, Esq., and Ann
Patronus Maximus,

his Wife, was Buried, March ye 5th, 1732. Speculam hanc in utriusque commodum

Sept. 2. Ann Joscelyne, Widdow of Arthur Joscelyne,

Esq., was Buried, 1732.”
Anno Dni. MDCLXXVI. Regni Sui XXVIII.

I believe the Dean and Chapter of Ely paid for
Curante Jona Moore milite,
the said restoration.

XP. R. T. S. G."

GREEK PROVERB. This means, that the building was erected under

Aristotle, in his Politics the care of Jonas Moore, Knight, Rei Tormentara (book viii. chap. ii

. sec. 12, 13, ed. Congreve), Supervisore Generali, Surveyor-General of the quotes the proverk, vaq, o ídos. He uses it to Ordnance.

Wm. Davis.

illustrate his assertion, that tyrants are fond of

bad men : "hovnpódiový tuparvis :" for, he goes INNOCENTE COATE.

on to say, “ χρήσιμοι οι πονηροί είς τα πονηρά: ήλι γαρ “ Progers, I wold have you (besides the embroidered sute), bring me a plaine riding suite, with an innocente

ο ήλος, ώσπερ ή παροιμία.” Mr. Congreve, in his coate, the suites I have for horsebacke being so spotted and

note, translates this, “ for one nail drives out spoiled that they are not to be seene out of this island."

another;" as though it were an abbreviation of Charles R. to Progers, in Grammont's Memoirs, Bohn's the proverb quoted by Liddell, Giles, &c. : "&AAG ed. p. 381, note 130.

ήλω έκκρούειν τον ήλον.” It would seem to correThe editor, Sir Walter Scott, takes innocente spond to our English saying, “ Pin to pin ;” as coate to mean mourning coate, Charles wearing e.g. Bloomfield's “Richard and Kate": the mourning for his father. Does it not seem

“ As like him, ay, as pin to pin." rather to have been a clean, spotless coat, which Mr. Walford, in his translation, renders it by he wanted his faithful Progers to send him? If there is no authority more clear for reading in

“Like to like, as the proverb says," and alludes

to Eustathius. I shall be glad of any examples nocent = mourning, extant, I incline to read from the old dictionaries innocent=

of this saying in Greek authors. While on the spotless. J. D. CAMPBELL.

subject of Aristotle, I would remark that he is

“the philosopher" sought after (3rd S. ii. 408) as A Hint to Extractors. - Copying old spel. calling Death "that terrible of terribles." The ling is very slow work: and not easily done, as passage occurs in Eth. Nicom., book iï. cap. 9, the copier is apt to forget himself; or to remember sec. 6 ; where, treating of the 'Avopeios, he says :himself, if you please. First make the extract in our spelling, at your ordinary speed. Then go

«Ουθείς γαρ υπομενετικώτερος των δεινών. Φοβερώτα

τον δ' ο Θάνατος." over it with a pencil or red ink, or something dis

W. Bowen ROWLANDS. tinctive, and turn new into old, from your original. By this you will more correctly follow EDWARD HARLEY, 2ND EARL OF OXFORD.-On your author, and the printer will more correctly the death of this noble patron of literature, Vertue follow you ; and both will save time.

was employed by his countess to make a catalogue A. DE MORGAN. of all the pictures and portraits in all styles left


year 1740,

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by the earl in his several mansions, and of his blind to some colour ; and on this particular colour library contained in his three London houses, at nearly fifty per cent. differ. Marylebone, Wimpole, and Clerkenwell. Amongst What regiment is called “The Buffs ?" and these books he particularly mentions a complete why? I have heard that in the Peninsula their collection of proofs of his own works up to the clothes were so worn out with service, that they

These,” he says, “bad been pre- had to wear buff, i. e. leather. Is this true ? * served and gathered by me for my good Lord, for

John DAVIDSON. which he paid me very generously. It was in his

SIR WALTER Chute. — He was living in 1604, library at Marylebone, and was sold by Osborne and seems to have been of a Kentish family. to the Earl of Aylesbury for fifty guineas.” (Addit. Where can I find any account of him? CPL. MS. 23,093, Brit. Mus.) As no mention is made of the earl's residence in Clerkenwell either by

CONTRACTS: A PER CENTAGE DEDUCTED.-HavMr. Cromwell or by Mr. Pinks in their Histories of ing lately met, in a contract, that the sum was to this parish, am I correct in my conjecture that it be paid “ less 2} per cent.," I have been anxious was Newcastle House, sometimes called Albemarle to learn the reason for the deduction. It was House, where the mad Duchess of Albemarle about the year 1784. Since then occurred another lived and died ?


such clause, “the house was insured for 5001., and with the deduction of three per cent. they paid me 4851." This was in 1748. Was there any act of

parliament authorising these deductions on conQueries.

tracts ? Something of the kind appears in 5 W.

& M. c. 21, s. 3; 9 & 10 W. III. c. 25, s. 37; and BUFF. — Using the common word buff (the colour) the other day, I was asked what I meant by 48 G. III. c. 149, s. 9; but these do not seem to it? I replied, a yellowish-brown, the colour of in the history of taxes solve the question ?

touch the above. Can any of your readers learned leather shooting-gaiters; but was told I was wrong,

WYATT PAPWORTH. and that the colour buff is the palest yellow, without any admixture whatever of brown; and, in

De Wett ARMS. - Where can I obtain the fact, more like a washed-out primrose than any- blazonry of the arms of the De Wett family, who thing else; I supported my side of the question by lived in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century. a reference to Hudibras, canto i. 287:

The seal which I have gives me ar. a Catherine

wheel, but of what tincture I cannot tell, nor can “ His doublet was of sturdy buff,"

I make out the crest and motto. HERALD. evidently thick tanned leather. However, not

Joan Fellows.-Can you give me any biograagreeing, we turned to Johnson's and to Walker's Dictionaries, and found it described as a pale or phical particulars regarding John Fellows, a poet

of the last century, author of The Holy Bible in light yellow (the colour of wash-leather), and also

Verse (in 4 vols.), 1778, and other works? found a substance called buff, buffalo leather, this

R. INGLIS. is what must have displayed its “sturdiness” in alleviating old Hudibras’š cruel “ bangs." The FRIDAY STREET.— There are several roads so question, of course, went against me, for buff (the called in Surrey: one in Abinger, another in substance) is not buff. But with all due defer- Ockley, and a third in Wotton. What is the ence to the Dictionaries, I don't think that people origin of the name ? †

CPL. mean a pale yellow when they use the word buff,

Joseph Fowke. — Of this gentleman, wbo held excepting my friend, and I fancy that the reason he thinks so must be, that there is no other colour

a high position under the East India company, left him, without going on the one side into scarlet, Letters (1817), p. 202. It is there stated that he

there is an account in Rebecca Warner's Original and on the other into green, for hardly two per- died three or four and twenty years ago," that is sons agree as to what colour it is. I find all varieties of yellow-brown, brown-yellow, red-brown,

say, about 1793 or 1794; but at p. 226 is a letter &c. &c., used. Once I was told that it is a grey,

from him dated Malmesbury, Nov. 20, 1797.

Mr. Croker, in the 12mo. edition of Boswell's much inclining to slate-grey, and was informed on one occasion that there was no doubt about it be

Life of Johnson (x. 254), states Mr. Fowke to

have died about 1794. The real date of his death ing flesh-colour, from the popular saying, “ in your buff” i. e. naked. I should like to know for what

will oblige. peculiar tint it is used in Somersetshire, North- [* Some remarks on the word Buff will be found in umberlandshire, or any other distant county; also, “N. & Q.” 1st S. xi. 467; 2nd S. ix, 4.-ED.] if there is any corresponding word for it in France [+ Friday Streets are also common in most villages in or Germany? I am afraid it is difficult to get any

the neighbourhood of Framlingham, in Suffolk. Stow

says, that Friday Street, in Cheapside, was “so called of definite answer to “What is buff ?” considering

Fishmongers dwelling there, and serving Friday's marthat on an average one in every fifteen is colour

ket."-Survey, p. 131, edit. 1842.-Ed.]


I may

here note an error in the index to the NOTTINGHAM PROBATE Court. – I believe that last cited work, under Mr. Fowke's name. For at Nottingham there is a Probate Court. Will “y. 436" should be read “vi. 136, 140.".

some Nottingham correspondent be good enough S. Y. R. to tell me the places from which the wills deposited there would be taken ?

XP. “GOD SAVE THE KING” In Church.—I happened to attend divine service in St. Nicholas's church, Painting. I have seen an oil painting repreNewcastle, on Sunday, August 30, during the senting the interior of room, evidently the laborameeting of the British Association in that town.

tory of a chemist. In tbe centre a venerable man On this occasion the mayor and corporation came

is seated; before him stands a woman, whose in state, and as the procession moved up, the aisle pulse he appears to be feeling. In the background the organ played “God save the King." I was

stands a man mixing something in a mortar ; varitold that the National Anthem is always per

ous chemical apparatus are strewn about the formed when the mayor appears at church. Is

room. In one corner of the picture appear the this custom peculiar to Newcastle, or does it pre- initials “ I. M. C.” with the date 1824. What vail elsewhere?

C. H.

circumstance is intended to be represented in this GREYN COURT, ETC. —

:-In a pedigree of the Hart painting, and who was the artist ? CARILFORD. family, recorded in the Visitation of Kent (1668),

Cape Town. is the marriage of " Henry Hart, Lord of the Manor of Greyn Court," tó Elizabeth, daughter against Political Economy, has represented it as

POLITICAL ECONOMY. — Whoin an invective of David Willard. Can any of your correspon

the science to make the rich richer, and the poor dents inform me in what part of Kent “Greyn


r? Court" is situated ? And also, where David Wil

ABHBA. lard's family was located ? I should fancy that it QUOTATIONS WANTED. — Under the engraving was in the northern part of the county. The from the painting by Sir David Wilkie, called registers of Newington and Milton afford in

“The Only Daughter," the following pretty lines stances of the name of Willard.

are inscribed; perhaps some correspondent of W. H. Hart, F.S.A. “ N. & Q." can inform me who is the author of Folkestone House, Roupell Park, Streatham.

them : Long GRASS. - In Norden's Surveyor's Dia

“ Sball she repair the broken string logue, first published, says Watt, in 1607, but I

Upon her old guitar? quote the edition of 1610, there is the following

Or hear again her cage-bird sing statement. I have often seen the work quoted,

Unto the morning star? and Norden's topographical works were in high re- “ One little hour, and, oh! the wild putation:

Deep anguish of that hour!

And she shall be that suffering child “You 'are not acquainted with the meddowes upon

Of earth, or heaven, a tlower!” Dove Bank, Tandeane [Taunton Dean), upon Seaverne side, Allermore, the Lord's meddow, in Crediton, and the

Who again is the author of the lines often inmeddowes about the Welch-poole, and especially a med

scribed under engravings of the “Aurora" of dow not farre from Salisburie, neere a bourne under the plaine, that beares grasse yearely above ten foote long,

Guido? though many thinke it incredible, yet it is apparant that O mark again the coursers of the sun, the grasse is commonly sixteene foote long. It is made

At Guido's call, their round of glory run; shorter before cattle can feede on it, and when the cattle

Again the rosy hours resume their flight, have fed, hogges are made fat with the remnant, namely,

Obscured, and lost in tloods of golden light." with the knots and sappe of the grasse” (p. 155).

OXONIENSIS. I am one of these cattle: this grass must be made shorter before I can swallow it. What do

" Chase your readers say? What is now the tallest grass A panting syllable through time and space." in England ? A. DE MORGAN.

EDWARDS. MONARCHS' SEALs.-I find in a newspaper an

“ And when I'm laid beneath the sod unauthenticated fragment to the effect that mon

Far from the light of day,

Pity may say, his heart was broken, archs sometimes gave greater weight to their sanc

But why she cannot say." tion of a mandate by incorporating three hairs from their beard with the wax forming the seal,

“Stand still, my steed, let me review the scene,

And summon from the shadowy past and that a deed of 1121 contains proof of such

The things that once have been." custom in the testing or execution clause. Is

UNDE? this true?

J. D. CAMPBELL. Lord Nelson.When and where did Nelson

“O! for a booke, and a shadie nooke, eyther in-a-doore

or out, say, that “the island of Sardinia is worth a bun

With the grene leaves whisp’ring overhede, or the dred Maltas ?"

C. W. streete cryes all about,

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Where I maie reale all at my ease both of the newe give further information on this “wonderful disand olde,

covery." Can it be corroborated, and is anything For a jollie goode booke whereon to looke is better to me than golde.”

known of the present existence or whereabouts of ABHBA. these reliquiæ ?

CAESSBOROUGH. RIDDLE. -- Wanted, information respecting a

St. ANTHONY OF PADUA PREACHING TO THE riddle which was made by a lady not long ago,

Fishes. — Lady Morgan mentions in one of her and the solution of which was, by her will, to pro- Palace at Rome, representing St. Anthony preach

books that she saw a picture in the Borghese cure for any one who should be fortunate enough to be able to give it, 1000l.

A. B. C. ing to the fishes. She also states, “that the

saint's sermon was to be purchased in many of the Major Rudyard of the 36th regiment of foot, shops at Rome, and that he began his discourse and twenty-eight years Tower Major of Gibraltar, thus – Dearly beloved fish,' &c.

The legend died at Chatham, Oct. 3, 1793, æt. 85; and his adds, that at the conclusion of the sermon the fish widow died at Whitby, June 17, 1813, aged above bowed to the saint with profound humility, and a a hundred. I shall be glad of his Christian name, grave religious countenance." The Very Rev. Dr. and of any other information about him. I be- | Husenbeth, in his valuable Emblems of Saints, lieve he was the father of Henry Rudyerd, Lieut.- under the heading of “St. Anthony of Padua," Col. of the Royal Engineers, who died in 1828 gives one of the saint's emblems as “preaching to (being the father of Capt. H. T. Rudyerd, who fishes” Callot. (P. 13, ed. 1850.) Where died at Bangalore, June 21, 1824, and of Samuel is the saint's sermon to be found in extenso ? Rudyerd, Colonel of the Royal Artillery, who died

J. DALTON. at Whitby, July 19, 1847, æt. 61, and is buried at

SIR RICHARD STEELE.-In the volume of the Sneaton, in Yorkshire, with Mary his mother, who died March 22, 1839, æt. 88).

S. Y. R.

Bibliographer's Manual just issued, Mr. Bohin

calls attention to certain additions and improveSETH, TAE PATRIARCH.-While reading through ments, and refers specifically to the article on the Chronicles“ Joannis a Leida,” Frankfort, 1620, “Steele." I take leave, therefore, to ask, what is I find in lib. xxxi. c. 26, the following curious the authority for inserting the following among account of the discovery of the body of the patri- Steele's Works? arch Seth. In the year 1374 some excavations Predictions for the Year 1708, &c. By Isaac were being made in the Valley of Jehoshaphat in Bickerstaffe," –certainly one of the best known connection with the monastery. After digging to works of Swift, published by Swift himself in the the depth of about six feet, “ stadium unius first volume of his Miscellanies, 1727, and by hominis," sounds as of the grunting of pigs, Faulkner, in 1735, in the edit. of Swift's Works. “grunnitum porcorum,” were heard, The “Sar- Again, in the list of Steele's Works, I find, racens” present considered these sounds to be a The Antidote, &c., occasioned by the dispute protest on the part “diaboli” against the build- between Woodward, &c. 1719. The Antidote, ing a Christian monastery; the Christians, on the No. 2, &c. 1719.” other hand, gave it as their opinion that the eartb Now we know that Arbuthnot and the Tory was chanting forth praises at the prospect of Scriblerians entered very zealously into the dishaving the gospel established in that spot. At all pute against Woodward ;-more zealously than we events the digging went on, and "invenerunt had supposed, if the commentator on Wagstaffe's tumulum de lateribus compositum," on opening Miscellanies be correct (3rd S. i. 381); but why which they discovered “cadaver miræ magnitu- should Steele intermeddle ? If these pamphlets dinis integrum cum barba prolixa et capillis maxi- were in favour of Woodward, it might explain mis in pellibus ovinis et integris sepultum. Deinde why Steele himself was so roughly handled by his sub capite ejus, pellis ovina, quæ erat integra, in old friends. I know nothing of these pamphlets, longitudine triginta pedum cum qua (ut creditur) and therefore ask for information. S. R. S. Adam indutus fuit, et super caput ejus invenerunt tabulam, in qua literis concavatis ad modum sigilli the United Presbyterian Church in Cliff Lane,

THE REV. PETER THOMPSON was minister of Hebraice inscriptum fuit sic : Ego Seth, tertiogenitus filius Auæ (Eve), credo in Jesum Chris Whitby, from 1799 till 1804, when he removed to tum filium Dei et in Mariam Virginem, matrem

Leeds. He published The Time of Peace, a Serejus, de lumbis meis venturos." The chronicler

mon preached on the first of June, 1802. Whitby, gives this story on the authority of an eye-witness, him will be acceptable to

8vo, 1804. Any additional information respecting

S. Y. R. “ Dominus Joannes de domo Villarii, Doctor Sacræ Theologiæ, videns fieri oculis suis, trans- CHARLES VERRAL.- This gentleman was author scripsit de terra sancta anno prædicto Joanni de of a poem called The Pleasures of Possession, Solentia, S.T.D. consocio suo."

1810, and Servius Tullus, a Tragedy, and Saladin, Perhaps some of your readers may be able to a Dramatic Romance, published about 1814. Mr.


Verral was, I believe, an apothecary at or near of June before, but the infant died soon after her, the Seaford. Wanted, the date of the author's death,

24th of December. I was, therefore, sent for home the or any further information regarding his works.

second time, to celebrate the obsequies of my sister; who

was interred in a very honorable manner in our dormi. I think he was a contributor to The Brighton

tory adjoining the parish church, where now her monuMagazine, 1822.


ment stands." WHITSTABLE AND SEA SALTER CHURCHES. Was Edward Darcy, “the worst of men," who Can any of your correspondents oblige me with married Mistress Evelyn, one and the same perthe date of the erection of Whitstable and Sea son with Edward Darcy who afterwards married Salter churches ? Any information respecting Lady Elizabeth Stanhope, and became the father them would be thankfully received.*

S. of Dame Katherine Philipps of Picton Castle? ZINCOGRAPHY.—In the Exhibition of 1862 there tify the individual, and produce evidence of his

Any correspondent of “N. & Q.” who can idenwere some facsimiles of rare books produced by having led a better life as he grew older, will this process exhibited in the French Court. Í

greatly oblige

John PAVIN PHILLIPS, recollect an early Italian Arithmetic, a volume of

Haverford west. Geryonne's Annales de Mathématique, 4to, and a

[Edward Darcy, Esq., was the only son and heir of folio of Fermat's. Can any of your readers add

Sir Robert Darcy, Knt., of Newhall in Derbyshire, who to this list of reproductions, or give any in- became possessed of Dartford priory and the manor of formation as to a Catalogue of books that have Temples in 1612. Edward Darcy inhabited Dartford been published in facsimile ? This particular pro- House, and was twice married; first to Elizabeth, daughcess was invented by Col. Sir Hen. James, for, I

ter of Richard Evelyn of Surrey, Esq., by whom he bad

no issue : secondly, to Lady Elizabeth, daughter of Philip think, the reproduction of engravings. I have Stanhope

, first Earl of Chesterfield, by whom he left heard something of another process, in which, three daughters, his coheirs — Katherine, who married however, the matter to be copied was destroyed Sir Erasmus Phillips of Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire

, in the process.

WM. Davis.

bart. ;

; Dorothy, who married Sir .... Rokesby; and Elizabeth married, first, to Thomas Milward of Derbyshire, Esq.; and, secondly, to ..., Barnes. Vide

Hasted's Kent, i. 217; and Dunkin's Hist. of Dartford, Queries with Answers.

p. 186, ed. 1844.] EDWARD DARCY, Esq. The second wife of THRAUES : DRAGETUM. - In a document which Sir Erasmus Philipps of Picton Castle, Bart., and sets forth the value and customs, &c., of a vicarmother of the “good Sir John," was Katherine, age in the reign of Richard II., I find the followdaughter and coheir of Edward Darcy of New- ing passage:hall, in the county of Derby, Esq., by Lady Eliz

“ Item idem vicarius debet percipere et habere per maabeth Stanhope, daughter of Philip, Earl of nus rectoris ecclesiæ ibidem annuatim ratione dicte Chesterfield. Dame Katherine Philipps died on vicariæ suæ xxiiii thranes garbarum de frumento, hordeo, November 15, 1713, and was buried in the parish drageto, et avena, quæ grana ut nunc traduntur prædicto church of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields, London. Her rectori,” &c. father, Edward Darcy, was the son of Sir Robert Will any of your correspondents tell me the Darcey, Knt., who was the fifteenth in lineal meaning of the words in italics, together with male descent from Norman D'Areci, who came to

other instances of their use. DIPLOMATICUS. England with William, Duke of Normandy, who [The word is not thrane but thraue, twenty-four gave bim Nocton, and thirty-two lordships in sheaves or shocks = one thrave. In some counties, howLincolnshire. In the Diary of John Evelyn, I

ever, twelve sheaves, or three shocks, make the thrave.

The shock is the bundle of sheaves, generally six of them, find the following entry:

set up ready for carrying in the harvest-field In Latin “1632, 21st October. My eldest sister was married to charters it is written thrava lladi, and it probably comes Edward Darcy, Esq., who little deserved so excellent a from the Saxon breaf, a bundle. The following curious person-a woman of so rare virtue. I was not present at note from the Rev. L. B. Larking's Knights Hospitallers the nuptials; but I was soon afterwards sent for into in England (printed for the Camden Society), p. 230, will Surrey

While I was now trilling at home, I well explain dragetum :saw London, where I lay one night only. The next day Dragge, menglyd corne (Drage or Mestiyon P.), PrompI dined at Beddington,t where I was much delighted torium Parvulorum; where Mr. Way notes In the 13th with the gardens and curiosities. Thence we returned to century the grains chiefly cultivated in England, as ap.. the Lady Darcy's at Sutton.

pears by the accounts of the Bailiff of the Royal Manor of “ 1634, 15th December. My dear sister Darcy departed Marlborough, Rot. Pip. 1 E. I., were wheat, berecorn, this life, being arrived to her 20th year of age; in virtue dragg, or a mixture of vetches and oats, beans and peas.' advanced beyond her years, or the merit of her husband, The regulations for the brewers of Paris in 1254, prethe worst of men. She had been brought to bed the 2nd scribe that they shall brew only "de grains, c'est à sa

voir, d'orge, de mestuel, et de dragée. Règlement sur les [* Some particulars of these two churches may be found

Arts, &c., ed. by Depping. Tusser speaks of Dredge as in Hasted's Kent, iii. 551, 558.-Ep.]

commonly grown in the eastern counties The ancient and once magnificent seat of the noble Sow barley and dredge with a plentiful hand.' family of the Carews.

• Thy dredge and thy barlie goe thresh out to malt.'

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