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“rough, styffe, royde;" while boystows garment vais cæur.” I do not know where the passage is translated birrus.
occurs, but I venture to differ from the conclusion. 2. Defameden is of a class of verbs of which we If by heureux Voltaire had meant “ happy,” the have an example in departed in the sense of part sentiment is that of a fiend. But he meant with, or, when used more strictly, of parted di- merely “successful”: a man of virtue and of versely among two or more. The de, perhaps from delicacy will not get on in the world, because he N. French influence, is the representative of the is not unscrupulous. Latin di. Hence defame, like its Latin original, When Marsbal Tallard returned to Paris after is to publish abroad either in a good or bad sense. his defeat at Hochstett, Louis XIV. with some In St. Matt. ix. 31, it is to publish abroad with generosity said to him, " Monsieur, on n'est pas renown. In St. Luke xvi. 1, it is by the context heureux à notre âge": that is, you and I are too limited to publish abroad with ill-fame-et hic old to succeed in love or in war. diffamatus est—and this was defamed to him. In That Voltaire, with all his faults, was huboth texts the Vulgate uses diffamare. In the mane man is proved by all his acts and by all his other places where diffamare occurs-namely, St. writings. His hatred of cruelty, of oppression, of Mark í. 45 and 1 Thess. i. 8-a vobis enim diffama- torture, appears in every page.
J. C. M. tus est sermo Domini— Wiclif translates it by pup
MEDAL OF JAMES III. AND CLEMENTINA SOBIplisch. 3. Birre. In St. Matt. viii. 32, 2 St. Pet. iii
. 10, respondent W. N. L., I may observe that the
ESKI (4th S. i. 407, 466.)—In answer to your corand Rev. xviii
. 21, this is the translation of im- medal of the Stuart family which he mentions is petus – a word which, when occurring elsewhere No. 35 of coins and medals of the Stuart family, in the N. T., Wiclif translates by assault (Acts in the collection of Mr. Edward Hawkins, F.R.S., vii. 56, xiv. 5, and xix. 29); and by, fereness of F.S.A., pp. 107, 108, in the fire, Heb. xi. 34; and by meuynge (moving) of the governor or helmsman, St. James iii. 4. In his
"Catalogue of Antiquities, Works of Art, and His
torical Scottish Relics Exhibited in the Museum of the dictionary Halliwell gives birr as a north-country Archæological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, word for “ force, violence, impetus," and then goes Edinburgh, July, 1856 (London : Hamilton, Adams, on to give its more exact meaning of impetus or & Co. 1859), violence accompanied by noise or tumult. “It where it is described:is applied to the whizzing of any missile vio
“ 35. Busts of Prince James and Clementina. Rev.: lently thrown, and the noise of partridges when Female holds an infant in her left arm, which rests upon they spring is called birring." "Wiclit's three a column, and points to a globe whereon appear ing . passages are important as showing that he thus SC. IRL. Leg. : Providentia Obstetrix,-Providence my restricted the translation of impetus by birre, and help in childbirth. Ex.: CAROLO PRINC. Valliæ nat. with this agrees an old Lincoln MS. quoted by the last day of the year 1720. 14 ar. æ.”
DIE VLTIMA A. MDCCXX,—Charles, Prince of Wales, born Halliwell—« whenne they saw the grete river
The column indicates the fortitude of Clemenryne so swiftely, and with so grete a byrre.”
tina under the difficulties of her escape from her
guards, and under the danger of childbirth. The PERVERSE PRONUNCIATION (4th S. i. 82.)– This child's attention is directed to the globe, on which country can furnish some examples of the mispro- are represented the kingdoms which it would be nunciation of surnames. In one of the counties his future object to obtain.
W. H. C. bordering on this city, Worrel is called Wurrur, and Lincoln, Linkhorn. In North Carolina, Na- that Mr. B. PICKERING's reading of the saying is
THE CUCKOO (44h S. i. 533, 614.)— I cannot think thaniel Macon, who was a very prominent man at correct: for if the “cuckoo” and “mooncall” the commencement of this century, was known as Old Nat Meakins . Mr. Cambreleng, a member
of destroyed. Whereas if the latter is, as I take it
synonymous, the whole sense of the passage is Congress from New York about thirty years ago,
to be, the “nightingale,” the allusion to the harwas a native of North Carolina. He was a warm
vest is manifest. The nurse referred to was not, friend of President Van Buren. Mr. Van Buren, travelling in North Carolina, was desirous of pay- and brought up in Wiltshire; from which it
as he surmises, a native of Wilby, but was born ing his respects to his friend's mother, but no one could direct him to Mrs. Cambreleng's residence. yond the county in which it originated, and the
that the “warning" is known beAt length he came across her as Old Mrs. Crum- place from which it takes its name. (I myself, ley.
while staying in Yorkshire, heard it from the lips
of an old Doncaster labourer.) VOLTAIRE (4th S. i. 587.)-Your correspondent Perhaps one of your Wiltshire readers could P. A. L. says, Voltaire proved that his esprit was give me further information on the subject? If better than his cour, when he said, “ Pour être
H. Scott. heureux il faut avoir un bon estomac et un mau- Cloudesley Square.
EARLY ENGLISH TEXT SOCIETY (4th S. i. 579.) every writer on the antiquities of the city of Copies of E. E. T. $. books issued to subscribers London. I suspect it is a myth. Bequests of are all in paper only; but copies of two books, faggots, for the merciful purpose of supplying viz. of Pierce the Ploughman's Crede, and of Piers fuel for the poor, are common. Margaret Dane, Plowman, Part I., both edited by myself, can be whose portrait still hangs in the Ironmongers' bought separately by non-subscribers in cloth Hall, left the parish in which I reside 88. for this bindings, for which there is a fixed pattern, to be object, which sum is now added to the general seen by asking for either of the above books. charity fund.
JUXTA TURRIM. WALTER W. SKEAT.
MORTLAKE POTTERIES : TOBY JUGS (4th S. i. 1, Cintra Terrace, Cambridge.
160, 615.) - Your correspondent A. S. is of THE COMYNS (4th S. i. 563.)—ANGLO-Scotus opinion that the Toby-jug song: says:
:-“The worshipful and knightly house of “Dear Tom, this brown jug, that now foams with mild Altyre is, and has long been, the
only one of the
ale name (Cumine) in Scotland." There is at least (In wbich I will drink to sweet Nan of the vale), one other territorial representative of the Comyns,
Was once Toby Fillpot, a thirsty old soul
As e'er drank a bottle, or fathom'd a bowl," &c., Earls of Buchan, James Cumine, Esq. of Rattray, holding by long descent a portion of the wide
" could not have been written so early as 1796." domains which of old belonged to the earldom.
The Rev. Francis Fawkes, the author of the Mr. Cumins's estate includes the site of one of words, died in 1777, and I have a copy before me, the chief castles, and the remains of the royal. printed in 1759. It is with music, * set by Mr. burgh of Rattray—now reduced, I believe, to al Hodson, in the second volume of Clio and Euterpe, single dwelling-house-which were erected by large 8vo (p. 41).". The song is probably a few the powerful family from which he claims to be years older than this collection. The reference to descended.
the potter will be found in the third and last Another ancient family in the district of Buchan, stanza : Aberdeenshire, now represented by James Buchan,
“His body, when long in the ground it had lain,
And tin.e into clay had dissolved it again, Esq., of Auchmacoy, have an immemorial tradi
A potter found out, in the covert so snug, tion that their ancestor was spared by the Bruce
And with part of fat Toby he form'd this brown jug,' from the sweeping destruction which overtook &c. their race and name, on condition of his dropping
WM. CHAPPELL. the name of Comyn, and adopting instead the territorial name of Buchan. General Buchan of IRON PULPIT (4th S. i. 413.)—In Street's Gothic Auchmacoy, who took the command of James Architecture in Spain, an engraving of an example VII.'s forces after the death of the great Dundee will be found from Burgos. Mr. Street says that on the field of Killiecrankie was at the period he saw other examples of later date. the representative of that family. A fine con
JNO. Piggot, Jun. temporary portrait of the general is preserved at
DISTANCE TRAVERSED BY SOUND (4th S. i. 121, Auchmacoy House.
233.)—The noise of the firing at the battle of In one of the Spalding Club volumes (Antiqui- Gettysburg is said to have been heard at Greensties of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff, vol. ii. burg, Pennsylvania. The distance between these p. 416), there is a notice of the Abbey of St. Mary two towns is one hundred and twenty-eight miles, of Deer, which was founded by Comyn Earl of and seven ranges of the Alleghany mountains lie Buchan early in the thirteenth century. Refer- between them. There were more men engaged ring to a grant of the patronage of a church to in this battle than in the battle of Waterloo. the abbey, the writer makes the following wist- What the number of cannons was I am unable to ful remarks:
BAR-POINT. “ This gift from the grandson of their founder was the Philadelphia. last which the brethren of Saint Mary were fated to receive from bis race or lineage. In the memorable revolution which placed the Earl of Carrick on the Scottish
Miscellaneous. throne, the illustrious family of Comyn was so utterly overthrown, that, says a chronicle of the age of a name
NOTES ON BOOKS, ETC. which numbered at one time three earls and more than
Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598—A.D. thirty belted knights, there remained no memorial in the
1867. With a Preliminary Notice of the earlier Library land, save the orisons of the monks of Deir.""
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Dunn Macray, M.A., &c. (Rivington.) Deer, Aberdeenshire.
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