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From 1530 we pass on to 1531, and from reposing? If any “ Lord Inglese ” feels that the physical science we turn to theology :

cap fits, he will do good service by letting us know “ Johannis Damasceni, de Fide Orthodoxa, et de iis it through “N. & Q." qui in fide dormierunt. græce. Veronæ apud Stepha. The next .Veronese publication, and probably, dum, etc, mense Majo. MDXXXI.” 4to.

but not certainly, also due to the Giberti Press, Like the Chrysostom, this is the editio princeps of is an important original work by Nogarola, to the Greek text, and is edited by the same editor, which I specially drew the attention of my cok Bernardino Donato, and dedicated to the same leagues in the Royal Society of Literature as being Pontiff, Clement VII.

directly connected with the contemporary history A few months pass away, and philosophy has its of England:turn at the Giberti Press :

“Nogarolæ Ludovici, Disputatio super Reginæ Britas. Turrii Julii Marci, De felicitate ad Paulinam Soro- norum divortio, s.8.n. (Veronæ 1532 apud Steph. etc.)." Veronæ UDXXXI die xv mense Novembri per

4to. Stephanum et fratres,” &c. 4to.

A very rare tract, says Giuliari, of twenty-four This is printed in what Giuliari calls a cursive pages, and one which, though without any note, character, like Fracastori's poem.

must be held to have issued from the press of the With the year 1532 patristic theology comes to brothers Nicolini about the year 1532.

The the front once more :

grounds for this attribution are, as before, the “Expositiones antiquæ ac valde atiles......Ex di- absence of our knowledge that any other press was versis Sanctor. Patrum Commentariis ab Ecumenico then in existence at Verona. et Aretha collectæ, &c. Verona MDXXXII apud Nogarola's correspondence, which was in the Stephanum etc., mense februario." Fol.

now dispersed Saibante collection, already alluded A magnificent edition, says Giuliari, like the to, would, if we may judge from a sample cited by Chrysostom for the beauty of its type and paper, Mgr. Giuliari, throw not a little light upon the and likewise edited by Donato, and dedicated to methods used to obtain opinions in favour of Clement VII. The text is Greek throughout, Henry VIII. on the great divorce question. I and unaccompanied by a single note or translation. think the passage may be worth reproduction. On this circumstance Mgr. Giuliari has a

“It is now a year," wrote Nogarola to Cardinal Clesio, characteristic passage, which I may perhaps be " since an envoy of the King of Britain came here to us, allowed to cite from my former paper (Transac-aud sought to work upon all the jurisconsults of this tions R. S. L., vol. xi. pt. i. New Series) :

town, by promises both of heaps of money and the king's

favour, to approve and establish by arguments and “In those days only the few studied Greek, but at reasoning the divorce that he wished to obtain from any rate they were to bo found in every town, and their Catherine, daughter of the late King of Spain," knowledge of the language was thorough. Nowadays it is taught in all the public Gymnasia, but bardly one can Nogarola's opinion was, however, unfavourable to be found who understands it without a lexicon!" Henry's wishes, so it may be presumed that he I must be content myself, like most of the undis- got neither "heaps of money tinguished herd of the nineteenth century, to

favour." confess my great obligations to Liddell and Scott.

But one more Veronese work attributed to the Another Grecist of the day, Nogarola, follows Giberti Press remains to be mentioned : suit, of whom I shall have to speak more specially Ludovici Canossii Episcopi Bajocensis.” 4to. s.u.n.

“ Donati Bernardini, Oratio habita in funere R. D. in connexion with a subsequent work of his :

“ Nogarolæ Ludovici, Joannis Damasceni, libellus de Mgr. Giuliari urges that this extremely rare tract his qui in fide dormierunt. e græco in latinum. of eight unnumbered pages should be referred to Verona adxXXII apud Stephanum etc., mense Mar." the Giberti Press and to the year 1532, the period 4to.

of the death of the

Bishop of Bayeux, who was an Leone Allacci censured Nogarola for having intimate friend of Bishop Giberti. The only known attributed this work to St. John Damasceno, but copy of this work, when obtained, after long and Maffei, with a touch of irony not inapplicable fruitless search, by Marquis Ottavio di Canossa, to other such cases, remarks that if Allacci had shortly before the publication of Mgr. Giuliari's lived in Nogarola's day he would probably have book, was immediately presented by the fortunate done just the same.

purchaser to the Civio Library in Verona– a good I should like to take this opportunity of calling example to his fellow citizens, truly observes attention again to the fact that a mass of MS. Giuliari, who has himself, I may add, set a similar matter of Nogarola’s composition, which formed example. The present Bishop of Verona, it is not part of the Saibante collection, is known to have uninteresting to note, is a member of the same reached this country, but all the researches of the distinguished house of Canossa, from which Michael late Sir Antony Panizzi were unavailing to trace Angelo claimed descent. the collection beyond the bookseller who was the Of Bishop Giberti, as an enlightened patron of first purchaser. Who knows, asks Mgr. Giuliari, letters, enough has been said, I hope, to establish in what English lord's house these MSS. are now his claim to the respectful' memory of biblio

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graphers. Of his character as a prelate, it may be Lord Hussey was one of those "Lordes," who, enough if I cite some of my own former words. Stow tells us, was

to join the rebel “Giovanni Matteo Giberti," I wrote (Trans. R. S. L., muster, we cannot say, but in the second of the loc. cit.), " entered upon his episcopate in 1528, full of three documents* under notice—the account which generous feelings, and an eager desire that the Church he himself gave of his action in the rebellion—be should

benefit by the advance of science and the progress certainly gives bis denial to the charge of treason, of civilization. By the Church, says Mgr. Giuliari, himself a canon of Giberti's cathedral, the bishop under with all appearance of truthfulness. This docustood the people as well as their pastors, and he opened ment is addressed to Cromwell, and must have the hospitalities of the palace not only to theologians been written after Lord Hassey's conviction. We but to cultivators of every branch of science, arts, and will, therefore, first consider the charges of which letters. In those halls learned ecclesiastics like Lodovico he was found guilty. di Canossa, Del Bene, Donato, &c., met such laymen as Fracastoro, Flaminio, Dolla Torre, Bernia...... Giberti was

Lord Hussey was indicted at Sleaford on a prelate of the gentle school of Contarini and Sadolet, May 12, 1536. In the indictment his name heads and some of his works on questions connected with the the list of some half-dozen persons, mostly “genreforms which he considered necessary had a very large tlemen," who were charged with "traitorously circulation in Italy."

conspiring to deprive the king of his dignity, I do not think that I can bring my present note rights, and title, viz., of being supreme Head of to a better close than by repeating the words the Church of England," and who, on October 2 in written to me by a distinguished author-his the same year, at Loutb, "by the aid and abettorian, poet, and art critic--the late Earl of Craw- ment of the Lord Huse," levied war against the ford and Balcarres, with which I closed my paper king, "made proclamations, and caused bells to before the Royal Society of Literature :-Verona be rung, by means of which they raised the people was a wonderful place, both in art and typography, to the amount of 4,000 persons," and so continued and the stamp of its greatness is on it still."

for two days. After whicb, with " arms and im C. H. E. CARMICHAEL.

plements of war," having taken oaths, chosen New University Club, S.W.

leaders, and increased their number to 6,000, they

proceeded, “with banners displayed, to Caister," LORD HUSSEY AND THE LINCOLNSHIRE

and there compelled "Sir Robert Tyrwhit Knight, REBELLION.

and other Justices of the King, then sitting (Concluded from 6th 8. iv. 531.)

in full sessions, to fly for fear of death, and We learn from Stow* that the rebellion in Lin- indictment further states that, at the instigation

took some of the said justices prisoners." The colnshire first manifested itself, early in October, of the Lord Huse," the rebels, then numbering 1536, at an assize, held in various parts of the 12,000 persons, finally marched upon Lincoln, county, for collecting the king's subsidy. The

and that throughout the insurrection Lord Hussey rebels numbered together nearly 20,000 men ;t* compassed and imagined the death of the king," these, the chronicler tells us, " tooke certaine and "aided and abetted”in raising the rebellion. Lordes and gentlemen of the country causing them Lord Hussey pleaded“ Not guilty," but the verdict to be sworne to them upon certaine Articles, of "Guilty' being unanimously returned,

judgment which they had devised”; such as refused to swear the rebels kept prisoners. Learning of the re- to be had at Tyborne.'t so much, then, for the

was found as in cases of high treason—"Execution bellion, Henry quickly despatched a considerable indictment. Now let us see what Lord 'Hussey, force, under the command of the Duke of Suffolk, then awaiting his execution, writes to Cromwell

. apon the appearance of which the rebels seem It seems that the secretary had desired that he wisely to have laid down their arms and craved should furnish him with all particulars of the repardon ; their captains were, however, appre- bellion in Lincolnshire, and of that which broke hended and executed. Now, from Stow's account, out, almost at the same time, in Yorkshire. In it would certainly seem that the captains, or chief reward for such information the secretary had promen of the county, who were comparatively inno- mised a pardon of " lyffe, lands, and goodes,” but cont of the whole affair, as they were forced to

we shall see by what follows that Lord Hussey join the rebels by means of actual violence, were could give no particulars of the "rising," and propunished, whilst the rebels themselves with a few bably for the very good reason that he was totally exceptione I-escaped scot free. Whether or not unconnected with it, or else that, after all arrange* Stow's Chronicle, p. 573.

ments for it were completed, he was forced into 4. It will be seen later, from the indictment taken taking a part in the proceedings. After promisagainst the rebels, that their number never really ing to state " the truth, and the whole truth," he amounted to more than 12,000.

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writes:1 On March 29, 1537, twelve Lincolnshire men were drawn to Tyburn and there hanged and quartered. One * Amongst the State Papers for the year 1537-8. of these was an abbot (Dr. Mackrel).-See Stow's Chron., t. See Baga de Secretis, Pouch x., Bundle 2, 29 Hen.


P. 574.

“I never knewe of the begyning (of the rebellion) in with the hands of his grace's treasourers of his chamber, nether of the places, otherwise than is conteyned in the the specialties whereof remaynes in the hands of his bill that I dide deliver to Si Thomas Wentworthe at said grace's treasourers, for the which some his grace Windsoure, nor was I never previe to these acts, nor gave me my pardon, redye to be shewid so it towchid no never biddyd them (the rebels) in will, worde, or dede, thing of his words. Notwithstanding my pardon my but if I myght have hade syvé bundreth men I woldé Lord Cardynall compellid me to paye it at that tyme. I bave fought wt them, or ells I forsake my parte of movid his grace, and his bighness promysid me that it heven; for I was never traitor, nor of no counsaile of shuld have hadd remedye. Now in the honor of treason against his grace, and that will I take my dethe Criste's Passion bave petye of my synfull sowle and uppon when it shall please God and his Highness. forgove all my defaults and necligence, but treasons,

* Now at mydsomer shalbe thre yeres, my lorde Darcy, and for that I wyll aske no pardon for as I be savid I I, and Si Robt Counstable, as we satt at the borde, yt never offendid his grace in treason. bappenid that we spake of St Fraunces Bygott, and his Item. That his grace wyll be go gracious unto me that Priste in his sermonte lykenede O' Ladie to a poding, my detts may be paid that hereafter ensewith. when the meate was ought* with many wordes more; * First to one Cowper of Westmynster, xx". and then my Lorde Darcey said that he was a noughty " Item. To the executors of one Thomas Robertson of Priste, let him go; for in good faith_ I wilbe noe heri. Boston, xx". tyke. And so said I, and lykwise Si Robert Counstable, " Item, I was executor to one Lowe of Waltham which for we will die Cristen men. And as for any worde of he and I chargid to spend xl" on a waye called Honye the Kinges matters, I harde none.

Lane, I spent as yet but x'. And I spake with the Syns that tyme I never harde worde of that matter, warden of the Graye Freers at Ware to have gotten me nor of no nother, nor never sawe them, butt ons, and some honest man to have lookyd upon it for this xxx", then they spake no worde of that to me, nor I to them. and that to spend upon the same. (Beseching your My Lorde, come lyffe or dethe, here is all I ever sayd. Grace in the waye of Charitie it may be paid.)

“All theis considerede, I humblie beseche yor good Item. I did sell to one Jamys Meryng certain woods Lordeshippe, in the honor of God, to be good Lorde to at Kynsall, and recevyd of bym fiftie pounds, which wood me, my wiffe, and my children, " JOIN HUSE." as yet stands : in my most humble maner I beseche bis For some reason, however—possibly because highness ether that he may have his wood or his money.

Item. I do owe to Wylliam Walhedd bailif of the the king found it more convenient to disbelieve same xl marks. Lord Hussey's plea of innocency—it did not re- Item. I do owe to my Lord of Lyncoln xx" or xxx". ceive credence, and in the last of the three docu- Item. To one Wyll’m Cawdron of Hekington xxv4. ments selected for notice we find Lord Hussey,

" Item. To Sir John Allen Knight xx". almost on the eve of execution, praying the king and I to payo byr dawghter viiissa, yerely x!", and that

Ilem. My Aunte Marmyon and I was thorough [sic], that those of his (Lord Hussey's) creditors who she shall delyver all suche plate as she hadd of myne, had not already received payment of their debts which was worthe a good C markes and farther badd hyr might not suffer by his forfeiture. The following borde with me ix or x yerys, petition, read in conjunction with the will-by

Item. The prior of Spalding xlu that I borrowid of

Prior Boston. which, as we have seen, the testator was so careful

Ilem. To ono Mr. Sentpole xx" that I borrowid of to provide for the comfort and welfare of his hym. family after his decease-gives us some insight " Item. To John Soutte, Tailor to the Qwene, viii". into the personal character of Lord Hussey, and

" Item. To Mr. Richard Grossand of London xxii". shows him to have been, as well as an affectionate which apperith dewe by me to paye which the said

Item To my servaunte Nicolas Fetherston for ii bylls husband and father, an upright man of business, Nicolas did laye owte for me. who, in the midst of troubles, even on the point Item. To one Tonge Tailor Fletestrete vi". of dying a cruel death, did not forget those to Ilem. To my servaunte Peter Seynthill clerc of my whom he was indebted. The petition, which is Kechin, as apperith by a byll signed and sealid with my addressed “to the Kinges Highnes," runs thus :

hand wch he laide owt of and for the charge of my

house viii". First that it may please his Grace of his Charitie, " Item. To John Clement of Folkingham v'. and for the love of God, to discharge such my suretios Ilem. To Maistros Darnold in Woodstrete iiijıx ll. as stand bounden for me to his Highnes for the paye- "Item. To one Thomas Tipkyn of Saint Katheryns iiij". ment of certain sumys of money yet not paid, nor the « Ilem. To one Poynter of Lymehouse v". dayes come, howbeit some are past; or elles Elint thei may Tlen. To ono Thomas Webster of Willowghby recover suche land as I have appointed for the discharge vil xiii' iva. of the same. And I shall pray for his grace, for I never Item. To the Susters of one Grymsby (whose tytle as offendid his grace in wyll, dedo, or thought in any I remember one Wentworth hath by maryage) for the treason, by the dethe that I shall dye, and as I wold be purchase of Bytham, to my remembraunce xxv!! * savyd.

“ Ilem. I besoche his grace to be good unto a dawghter Item. I have paid to his grace the sumys of thre of myne wcb is called Dorothe Huse, which was hande. thousand pounds, as it shall appere by my boke signed fasted and bytraw thid to ono Thomas Wymbusshe by

their owno accorde and agrementes before sufficient * The practice of likening the Blessed Virgin to "a

Record. Which Thomas Wymbussho was warde unto saffron bag," was frequent about this period; and is his grace and I bought hym of his highenes, Beseching similar to the idea of likening her “to à poding when the meate was ought"; as a bag in which saffron bas * An addition, apparently, in Lord Hussey's own hand. once been contained becomes so impregnated with it + See Pat. Roll, 24 Hon. VIII., p. 1, grant to Lord that, even when emptied of its contente, it still retains Hursoy of the wardship and marriage of Thomas, son some of the properties of saffron,

and heir of Cbristopher Wymbushe, deceased.

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his grace that the marrage may take effecte for the dis- Sir Hugh de Gerunde, son and heir of Nicholas, charging of theire consciences, “ Your humbell servaunte,

pays homage for the lands his father had held in "John Huse."

1268 (Excerpt. ex Rot. Fin. ii. 470). In 21 Ed. I. Stow does not give us the exact day on which he was excused from attending the

assizes “ propter

ætatem et infirmitatem," He died 26 Ed. I. in Lord Hussey suffered death, but it was some time in the June following the outbreak of the Lincoln- possession of the above-mentioned lands, his heir

being his son Hugh, aged twenty-four years and shire rebellion, i. e., June, 1537. It will have

over. Previously to his decease he had settled his been noticed that in the extract from the Baga de Secretis, the place of execution was fixed to be at and Margaret his wife, for the term of their natural

manor of Wrenstede on Hugb, his son and heir, Tyburn ; Stow, however, tells us that it took lives. His widow Margaret married Stephen de place at Lincoln. Probably the chronicler is cor- Tedemers (Rot. Parl. i. 276). Hugh de Gerunde, rect; for some reason it may have been incon- son and heir of Sir Hugh, pays homage for the venient to remove Lord Hussey—who was, as we lands his father had held 27 Ed. I. He was sumhave seen, tried at Sleaford—to London.

moned to appear with horse and arms at the muster WILLIAM JOHN HARDY.

at Berwick-on-Tweed June 24, 1301. His Inq. p.m.

was held 1 Ed. II., but, having access only to the TAE GERUNDE FAMILY.—The earliest recorded Calendar, I am unable to state who was his heir. ancestor of this family_is Turstin de Girunde, I presume, however, that this was John de Gerund, who at the time of the Domesday Survey held of who in 1316 was certified lord of Foxcote and Bishop Odo one yoke in Buckland, Kent, together Dodington, Bucks, and Ashurst, Kent. This John with the manors of Foxcote and Dodington, Bucks died 15 Ed. II., and, as appears from a probat. (Domesday 106 and 1446). From him descended, ætat. in 7 Ed. III. (Cal. Ing. p.m. iv. 439), left a we may presume, Hamo de Girunde, who was daughter and heiress, Matilda, wife of Sir Henry possessed of these lands temp. Ric. I. This Hamo de Chalfonte, of Chalfonte, Bucks, which Sir Henry brings suit against Giles de Merlay, November 6, was high sheriff of Bucks in 1341, and knight 6 Ric. I., 1194 (Rot. Cur. Reg. i. 34); and in of the shire from 1348 to 1350. He died in 43, 9 Rio I. he sues Walter de la Haie, through Philip and his wife Matilda in 45, Ed. III. Their son de Girunde, his son, to make him pay for one and heir was Thomas de Chalfonte, who died in knight's fee he holds of him in Foxcote, Bucks. 9 Ric. II., when his heirs and next of kin were, The said Walter pays him five marks of silver and according to Hasted, found to be John Bedeford, one black horse, "Bausein.". (Ped. Fin. i. 160). Roger Turnour, Sibille Jarconville, and Agnes, In the following year it would appear that Hamo daughter of Walter atte Style. Berry gives Sir was dead and his son Philip in possession of his Henry and Matilda de Chalfonte & daughter, lands (Ped. Fin. i. 174). Philip de Girunde in Christian, wife of Thomas Waller, of Groombridge, 1201 pays fifteen marks de oblat. and holds three but I am unable to find any trace of her, and should knights' fees of the honour of Peverell, London be greatly indebted for any information on this (Rot. Oblat. et Fin. 161). In 1199 he pays two point. I should also be glad to have information and a half marks of silver to Richard Fitzwalter concerning the relationship of John de Gerunde for one hide of land in Dodington, Bucks, and in to the Hugh de Gerunde whose Inq. p.m. was held 1202 he pays forty shillings scutage for land in in 1 Ed. II. There is, so far as I am aware, no Bucks. In 1210 there are entries to his name of pedigree or account of this family either in print several sums of money de prestito.

Sept. 16, 1216, or in MS. CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTON, Jun. the Sheriff of Bucks is ordered to give to William 82, Franklin St., Baltimore, Md., U.S.A. de Gatesden "terram quæ fuit Philippi de Girunde cum pertin. in Dudinton qui est cum inimicis THE FATHER OF SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE.—The domini Regis” (Rot. Lit. Claus. 2886). He died story of the precocious childhood of Sir Thomas before 1222, in which year“Rosamunda quæ fuit Lawrence-how, before he was five years old, he uxor Phil

. de Girundo” pays twenty marks fine to used to recite long pieces from Milton and Collins marry whom she pleases (Excerpt.ex Rot. Fin.i. 81). to his father's customers, and draw their portraits Next comes Nicholas de Girunde, probably the - is well known. son and certainly the heir of Philip, who in 5 In Columella; or, the Distressed Anchoret, a Hen. III. had permission to hold a market on his Colloquial Tale, 2 vols. 1779, a scarce and very manor of Ashurst, Kent (Rot. Lit. Claus. 4446). readable old novel by Richard Graves (the friend He died in 1268, and the writ of Inq. p.m., tested of Fielding, Pope, and other celebrities), who held at Westminster March 28 of that year, certifies that the rectory of Claverton, near Bath, for two genehe held one knight's fee of the king in Wrenstede rations, I find the following reference to the and Ashurst, Kent, and a lordship of two knights' father of the eminent painter ; it indicates that fees in Foxcote and Dodington Bucks, and that the struggling inn-keeper retained an unusual his heir was his eldest son Hugh, aged thirty years. relish for literature to be thus publicly noted ; it

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may be, however, that Graves knew his father, BERENGARIA, QUEEN OF RICHARD I. She is who was a clergyman :

said somewhere to have been the only queen of We arrived at the Black Bear in Devizes, where we England who never visited this country. What were politely received by the public-spirited Mr. Lau. does this record mean, then ?rence [sic], who, notwithstanding the sarcastical reflections of his Chippenham antagonists, and their vaunted propria persona sua, anno iiiito Regis Henrici tertii, post

“ London'-Domina Berengaria Regina recepit in superiority in being two miles nearer; Mr. Laurence, say, is the only man upon the road for warm rooms, Walterus, monachus de Persenia, recepit mille marcas

Translationem Beati Thome, mille marcas : et frater Boft and for reading Millon."

pro ea, in festo Omnium Sanctorum, anno pro Regis The public spirit for which Mr. Lawrence is ejusdem.” here commended has reference to the erection, at This is from the Memoranda Rolls, 5 Hen. III. his own expense, of signal posts (painted white) The queen must, therefore, have received peracross Salisbury Plain; they were 12 ft. in height, sonally at the Exchequer, in July, 1220, 1,000 and were stationed at intervals of half a mile. marks, and on All Saints' day, same year, sent & Tourists of the period make frequent mention monk' of the Cistercian Abbey of Persigne (in of the landlord of the Bear Ion and of his “in-Maine) for another thousand. I believe Exchequer genious family." in terms of praise. Madame payments were only made at the Exchequer. D'Arblay, staying at the Bear in April, 1780,

J. Bain. writes to a friend : “ Mrs. Thrale and I were much pleased with our hostess, Mrs. Lawrence,

IRISH POPULAR BALLADS.-In “N. & Q.," 6th who seemed something above her station in her S. iii. 185, you allowed me to say a word on this ion.” Pecuniary embarrassments compelled Mr. subject. Now that the open organization of the Lawrence to leave Devizes the following year. Land League has been suppressed, may I record

At the time of his illustrious son's birth he kept that there was published last year (1881) in Dublin the White Lion Inn at Bristol, but his business a small 12mo. of sixteen pages, called Lays of the failing there, about three years afterwards he took Land League, by T. D. S[ullivan)? This contains the Black Bear at Devizes. The future painter four songs: 1. "Murty Hynes

2. “Our Vow"; was ten years old when Graves wrote Columella. 3. “ Plant the Branches "; 4. “Griffith's Valua

CA. ELXIN MATIEWS. tion"; and “Hold the Harvest,” by Fanny Parnell. 7, Hamilton Road, N.

These are all good examples of the historical

nature of the Irish ballad—à point to which I drew THE DEATH OF EDWARD OF LANCASTER AT attention as above. “ Griffith's Valuation,” being TEWKESBURY.–This event, which occurred on set to one of the Irish melodies, has become May 4, 1471, is variously narrated, as may be popular among the Irish in England, being freseen in ordinary histories. But a new light is quently sung at their concerts and entertainments. thrown on it by the record of the Norwich cor- Were I not afraid of encroaching upon your space, poration book. This city was strongly Yorkist, I would ask permission to reprint it in “N. & Q.," and sent forty men equipped and paid to Tewkes- as subsequent events have shown that it may be bury field. The register, under the year 1470/1, regarded as in some respects prophetic. Can any thus speaks of the event, “ Ad guerram Tewkes-one give me the history of Harvey Duff? It is an air bury, ubi adjudicatus fuit Edvardus filius Henrici with which newspaper readers have become familiar nuper regis angliae et mater ejus capta." The use in consequence of the offence which it gives to the of this word by a contemporary scribe seems to Royal Irish Constabulary, and of the arrests which me to indicate that Edward of Lancaster was cap- have taken place on account of its being sung or tured, tried by a military tribunal, and executed. whistled. Also, may it not be well to place on

I may note that in the same year, but in a permanent record that the Land League newsprevious entry, the corporation record their ex- paper, United Ireland, was seized by the Governpenditure in receiving and protecting (?) the ment on the publication of its nineteenth number, queen, Elizabeth Woodville, and her daughter, bearing date Dec. 17, 1881 ? James Britten. Elizabeth of York, for three days and three Isloworth. nights ; and in the next year present the “egregius princeps," Richard, Duke of Gloucester, with 101. DANISH FOLK-LORE.--I send you the following in a gilded purse, besides making presents to his curiosities, gathered from a servant of this nation“histriones" and an attendant of his. At the same ality, whose native place is on the border of time they imprison two persons in the Guildhall Schleswig-Holstein:for abusive language held against the king and You are sure to be lucky if when starting on a the duke. English history at this time is so dark journey you meet eithera flock of sheepor a black cat. that every scrap of contemporary fact is of service, If a crow caw pear a house come dreadful calaand one of the forty may have told the fact. mity is sure to befall the inbabitants. She did not

JAMES E. TUCROLD ROGERS. know we had those creatures in England ; she Oxford.

thought they had been confined 10 Denmark !

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