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I have a copy of the inventory of the goods and chattels of William Batchelor 'late of Nutbeam in the parish of Wayhill," yeoman (probably a relative of John Batchelor), made Mar. 20, 1675, and one of the valuers who signed it was William Limpas." The original of this inventory was in the possession of the Rector of Weyhill in 1912, who said that Bachelor and his cousin Limpas (apparently the William Limpas who signed the inventory) were the churchwardens of Weyhill through the worst of the Cromwellian days."

Limpas would appear to be a somewhat uncommon surname, as it does not occur in any form in Homes of Family Names in Great Britain,' by H. B. Guppy (London, Harrison and Sons, 1890).

Westwood, Clitheroe.



ICHARD BARNES : JANE DYLLYCOTES (exlvii. 46, 126, 470; cxlviii. 35). Jane Dyllycotes, Barnes's widow, married Leonard Pilkington, after he had ceased to be master of S. John's College, Cambridge, at which he was from 1561 to 1563, prior to the receipt of the valuable living of Whitburn from his brother, the Bishop of Durham,

The first of a mistaken series of references in the Parker Society's Publications Index would appear to identify Pilkington's wife with a fair sinner of Lincoln, whom Archbishop Parker desired might be well whipped at Bridewell, save for honour's sake. The husband, he thought, should be chidden by the Council. It is difficult to identify this husband with other than Dr. Nicholas Bullingham, Bishop of Lincoln, a humane man, whose efforts were occasionally given to attempts to procure greater freedom for his guest, Bourne, the deprived Marian Bishop of Bath and Wells.

This Bullingham is again confused in the Index to Parker's Correspondence with Dr. John Bullingham, afterwards Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol, a man of "uncouth and uncourtly speech.' The final error is attained, however, by the learned Dr. Lee,

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This John Bishop was dead when Camden published his Remains' in 1605: but was he not, very possibly, the author of A courteous conference with the English Catholickes Romane, about the six articles ministred unto the seminarie priestes . . . .' (London, 1598) ?

In this work, according to Prof. Arnold Oskar Meyer, in his England and the Catholic Church under Queen Elizabeth' (translated by Fr, J. R. McKee, London, 1916), at p. 421,

the idea of national autonomy for the church in England was.. expressed with such distinctness that, if carried out logically, it must have led to the establishment of a state church, retaining much that was catholic in doctrine and practice, such as had existed under Henry VIII.

Bishop wrote (p. 51): "These madde bulles Concerning various bulls of deposition, John killed many and hurt more of the pope's friendes and fanourers. but not done one halfpennyworth of harme unto them against whome they were sent.

William Bishop, bishop of Chalcedon, as to whom see the D.N.B.,' was the son of a John Bishop, of a "genteel family," and born at Brailes in Warwickshire about 1554; but nothing is said of this John Bishop being an author.


LAS AST HOUSE ON LONDON BRIDGE (cxlviii. 28, 69, 84).-I well remember a lecturer at Uppingham, about 1912, showing a lantern slide (one of his own photographs) of some carved stones laid out on the ground

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BUTTER CROSS (cxlviii. 47, 86).-—About a quarter of a mile from Ravensworth Castle, Co. Durham, and quite near the road which leads to the north entrance, are the octagonal shaft and base of an old cross known to the people in the district as the "Butter Cross." A good illustration of it is given in Memorials of Old Durham,' edited by Henry R. Leighton, F.R. Hist. S. (1910).

Tradition says that during the reign of Elizabeth, when Newcastle was visited with the plague the country people left provisions there for the citizens of that town to take. H. ASKEW.


The first

REGISTERS AND POLL-BOOKS (cxlvii. 446; cxlviii. 13, 51, 89). printed poll-book for the County of Norfolk was printed at Norwich by Henry Crossgrove in 1715. Copies of this are rare. It is a very small quarto of 283 pages. At the end is added an Index Villaris Norfolciensis Bure, now commonly spelt Belaugh, is there of 32 pages, in which the village on the spelt Beloe, which proves the derivation of the name of the Rev. William Beloe, the translator of Herodotus.

gestions of P. M.-a Celtic or pre-Celtic root AUTHOR

as the earliest beginning.

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It is amusing to see MR. BADDELEY's horror at my doubting Camden's infallibility, for although both he and the experts he names have followed Camden's judgment that Archenfield is phonetically connected with Ariconium" they all ignore (and by a counter interpretation, condemn) the fellow statement made by Camden in the same sentence that "Hareford or Hereford" is also "derived from Ariconum."

AS MR. BADDELEY mentions Ariconium as "the ore-producing pre-Roman centre," it seems necessary to point out that neither at this spot nor in any part of Irchenfield has

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E. B. O. K. L. The WANTED (cxlviii, 64). words, "Lord for Thy tender mercy's are from a collection of prayers comsake Henry Bull's monly called Lydley's prayers," printed in Christian Praiers and Holy Meditacions, 1568. "Lydley's Prayers been identified with "Ludlowe's Prayers,” licensed for printing 1565-6

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If your correspondent is interested in Farrant's Anthem he will find all that is known in The Quarterly Magazine of the International Musical Society, Year vii. (1905-6). p. 563. I am not aware that anything has been discovered since that date. G. E. P. A. [G. H. W. notes that these words are erroneously ascribed, in the Baptist and Congregational hymnals, to Farrant.]

The Library.

Eighteenth Century English Romantic Poetry. By Eric Partridge. (Paris: Edouard Champion, 25 fr.)



for work on texts, becomes arid and unprofitable if followed more than a short way in the general study of literature. We think more than one dictum enunciated here requires re-consideration, but it is time to side we were glad of the synopsis of the Dodsturn to what we can praise. On the practical ley Collection, and of one or two tables: on the literary side we appreciated Mr. Partevident and genuine taste ridge's wide and thorough reading, and his for poetry. We hope he will write another book before very long and will submit it before publication to candid of it the judgment of a arrangement and competent friend. The book has been set up by French printers, and hence contains a certain number of typographical errors; but as a whole from this point of view, it deserves in our opinion compliment rather than censure. The Story of the Elizabethan Drama. By (Cambridge University

E cannot but consider with respect the diligence which has gone to the making of this lengthy study. The collection of his material must greatly have enriched the author's mind, as the

must have clarified his perceptions. But, in

view of the immense multitude of critical writings with which the world is yearly flooded, we cannot but think that a writer, before setting out to add something thereto, should make sure that he possesses one or the other of two important qualifications: either Something fresh to say, be it by way of facts or interpretation, or else a style, a knack of literary treatment, so individual and so good

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that things and ideas already known gain
new charm or new significance from it. Mr.
Partridge can hardly be said to possess either
qualification. With a few, not very impor-
tant, exceptions, all that he has to say has
been said before, and said better. His style
betrays at every turn the endeavour to vary
the mere phrase; and its general tone and
effect are not unlike advertisement writing.
Tedious, otiose little sentences ("Along with
Collins one
generally treats of Gray")
abound; and there are a few instances of
sheer fatuousness, as when, after saying a
word about Blake's London, he proceeds:
"Much more restricted in subject that Lon-
don,' the Little Girl Lost' and A Cradle,
We do not clearly make out to
what he restricts the lyric when he says that
hymns are only a genre approximating to
the lyric." It is rather unfortunate to have
credited Gladstone with the well-known You
may fool all the people some of the time."
Graver faults are the frequent repetitions
and over-lapping and the infelicitous division
of the subject. Mr. Partridge chides Pro-
fessor Beers for a somewhat unsatisfactory
arrangement of his material partly by form
and partly by matter or sentiments; but he
himself does precisely the same thing in
making the following groups: The Lyrical
Writers; the Scottish Poets; the Mournful
Group; the Moral Describers of Nature; and
the Medievalists. The fashion of deriving
the work of one port from another, of seeing
direct" influence" in every resemblance, is
here ridden to death. The writer of this
notice, many years ago, perpetrated a novel,
of which one wise critic remarked that it
was obviously inspired by Le Fanu-a bad
shot, for the supposed imitator had then
never opened a book of Le Fanu's, barely even
knew his name. We may suspect that many
ingenious discoveries of the source of a poet's
inspiration are equally mistaken, though they
can hardly now be proved so; and, mistaken
or no, this line of criticism, however useful

B. Harrison.


imagine the efforts of the great University

a more perfect world it is possible to Presses confined to the production of relatively unsaleable, but highly important, works of science and scholarship; in the meantime this text-book on the Elizabethan drama will no doubt find many readers. The Introduction and the chapter on Tricks of the Trade" are useful, the latter containing information on the imitations of the Elizabethan stage, not usually found in text-books. No doubt beginners may be led on from skilfully chosen extracts to the perusal of entire plays, but it is doubtful if anything of the tremendousness of King Lear can be conveyed in a couple of selections. The play which, like the old King's head, "smells of mortality," and seems like an epitome of human suffering, should be read throughout or left alone. Mr. Harrison's style is so easy and colloquial that he is sometimes betrayed into phrases such as "he sends Cordelia packing," which jar on the sensibilities of the reader. He should also verify his quotations. Keats never wrote Heard songs are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter." The printing of the book is perfect, and the illustration of the model of the Globe Theatre is full of interest.

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The Pilgrimage of Robert Langton. Tran
scribed with an Introduction and Notes by
E. M. Blackie. (Harvard University Press:
London, Humphrey Milford. 14s. net.)

A VERY pleasant little event for the anti-
quarian bibliographer was the discovery
of Robert Langton's Pilgrimage in the
Library of Lincoln Cathedral. No copy of it
was known at the time when Langton's life
was drawn up for the D. N. B.'; and the
present editor seems well-founded in assum-
ing that this Lincoln copy is the only one in
existence. It is bound up (we quote from the
Introduction) with ten other small works, and
is marked with the monogram of Michael
Heywood, Dean of Lincoln, 1660–1681. The
printing is by Robert Coplande, at the Sign

of the Rose-garland in Fleet Street, and it bears date 13 Henry VIII. It is adorned with two wood-cuts, which are here reproduced, one representing a pilgrim being received by a friar, the other, St. Peter with his keys. The book itself-set here in black-letter so as to suggest the appearance of the original, though a fac-simile has not been attempted is a curiously meagre itinerary giving first a list of towns with the distances between them, and then, separately, notes on the matters of interest in some of them. He starts from Orleans and his destination is Compostella.



On his way home he journeys about in Spain, France and Italy, going eastwards as far as Gallipoli. His notes on interesting matters are not quite exclusively, but nearly so, concerned with the relics to be found in the several cities. He betrays not the slightest misgiving as to the genuineness of any an attitude which must strike one as strange in the sixteenth century. Neither does he attempt any description of places-nor yet express any devotion to this or that saint or awe upon approaching a particular shrine. He jots down the enumeration of bones and bits of clothing as unemotionally as if he were compiling a sale catalogue. Probably he had some purely utilitarian purpose in view. Among the few classical allusions are: is .vi. myles thens where Hanyball had victorye of the Romaynes"; Putsoll .viii. myle: where ye may fynde many antyquitees. antrum Sibille. et os inferni. and a groute thrugh a hyll on this syde wherby Vyrgyll was buryed"; "at Beluidere above the hyl be certayne antiquitees as ye statue or ymage of Lacaon in whyte marble with his .i. sones by hym wrapped with serpentes. And Therby is Venus cum Cupidine. Also Apollo cum Pharetra." He mentions Petrarch at Padua "no Saynt but a grete clerke "-and likewise, on this syde Petrus de Abano a nygromancer was borne and lyeth at Padua." At Ravenna "There is Dauntes ye poete Florentine buried and his pycture naturally made with verses above the same." At Canosa he notes is buried "holy Rycharde Englyssheman," who has not been identified. He visited as one might expect, the places connected with St. Benedict and with St. Francis, and St. Francis elicits from him almost the only expression of feeling: Sancta Maria de angelo. There dyed saynt Franceys. And thyder was pardon given by goddes owne mouthe. It is a right holy and devout place."


E have received from the Oxford Press the following fac-similes : Alexander Pope, Of the Characters of Women, 1735' folio: 58. net; Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College, 1747'-folio: 3s. 6d. net; John Dryden, Mac Flecknoe, 1682 quarto: 4s; 6d. net; The Drury-Lane Prologue and Epilogue,' 1747-quarto: 3s. 6d. net; William Shenstone, The School-Mistress,' 1742-octavo: 5s. 6d. net. We heartily congratulate the Oxford Press on this work. A short bibliographical introduction, and a few

notes, point out to the student what in each several case he is to attend to. The type is even astonishing in its fidelity to character, and it set off by the carefully chosen tone of the paper. The Pope and Gray, in particu lar, read from these pages, have a savour as of their original milieu and their significance to their first readers, which makes one inclined never to look at them again in any but this edition.


BY the death of Mr. John Lane N. & Q.

loses an occasional contributor and a friend of many years' standing. The Bodley Head, the well-known publishing house he founded, has done much distinguished service to English letters, the most important of which has been the discovery of new writers. and the furtherance of poetry. Such a line of enterprise needed courage to the point of daring, as well as quick flair for public taste combined with a strong, independent judgment, and the success of the Bodley Head bears sufficient witness to the vigour of these qualities in John Lane. He came to London from Devonshire, and, as his countrymen do, retained to the end an enthusiastic love of his native soil. He named his house from Sir Thomas Bodley as one of the most notable worthies of Devon." Both by opportunity and by natural bent he was a considerable collector, and became possessor of many first editions, portraits (particularly of the eighteenth century), old furniture, glass and prints-to say nothing of an accumulation of interesting autographs, by help of which he had designed to compile a volume of reminiscences. His published work is mainly biblio graphical, but he wrote an introduction to his reprint of the Life of Sir Thomas Bodley. and printed privately, in 1905, a memoir of Caspar Purdon Clarke. He died on Feb. 2. after a short illness, at the age of 70.

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NOTES:-List of Recipes and Names from an old MS.
Cookery Book, 111-Annotations to Ruvigny's Blood
Royal of Britain,' 113-British Settlers in America, 114
--Boulogne-sur-mer Museum: Napoleon's Descente en
Angleterre Medal-The Long S, 116.
QUERIES:-A Brazilian MS. belonging to Robert Southey
-Abolition of Slavery: Popular feeling against Planters
-The Cabalist's Treasure-French Games in 1650-
War Hospitals" Cup of Fate":" Cup of Knowledge
-McGuire of Castle Nugent The Art of Whistling,
117-Waterstock Church: Carving-Berry Pomeroy:
Coat of Arms George Thomson-William Dawson-
The French Churn-A Shrove-Tuesday Banquet for the
Bishops in the Tower, 1641, 118-Clarke: Money-
Royal Welsh Fusiliers Sources of Quotations wanted
-Authors wanted, 119.
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