present when the sentence was agreed to; and Overton, Rob.

$ Staply, Anth. 20, 22, 23, the letter W those who attended in the Painted 8 Pelham, Peregrine. 20, 22, 27. Chamber when the Warrant professes to have


W 8 Temple, Jas. 20, 22, 23, been executed.

Pennington, Jas. 20, 22, 27.

W 23.

Temple, Sir Peter.
Allanson, Sir W.

Pickering, Sir Gilb.
Gratwick, Rog.

S Temple, Peter. 20, 22, 23, 8 Potter, Vincent. 20, 22, 23,

27. 8 Allen, Francis. 20, 22, 23, 8 Grey of Grooby, Th. Ld.

W 27.

W 27.

8 Thomlinson, Matt. 22, 27. 20, 22, 23, 27. W 8 Alured, John. 20, 22, 27. 8 Hammond, Th, 20, 22, 23,

S Pride, Th. 20, 22, 23, 27. Thorp, Francis. 8 Andrews, Th. 22, 23, 27. 27.

WS Titchbourn, Rob. 20, 22, Anlaby, John.

s Purefoy, Wm. 20, 22, 23, W Harrington, Sir Jas. 23.

23, 27.

W 27.

W Armyn, Sir W. 8 Harrison, Th. 20, 22, 23,

Trenchard, John. Atkins, Th.


Reynolds, Rob.

8 Ven, John. 20, 22, 23, 27. Bainton, Sir Edwd.

W Rigby, Alex. 8 Harvey, Edm. 20, 22, 23, Barrington, Sir John.

Roberts, Sir Wm. 27.

S Waller, Sir Hard, 20, 22, 8 Berkstead, John. 20, 22,

S Roe, Owen. 20, 22, 23, 27.
Hazlerig, Sir Ar.

23, 27.


W 27. W 8 Heveningham, Wm. 22,

Wallop, Rob. 22. Berners, Josias.

Salwey, Rich. 23, 27.

8 Wanton, Val. 20, 22, 23, 8 Blagrave, Dan. 20,22, 23, Hill, Roger.

Salwey, Humphry.


W W 8 Holland, Cornel.. 20, 22,

S Say, Wm. 20, 22, 23, 27. 8 Wayte, Th. 27.

W 8 Blakistone, John. '20, 22, 23, 27.

Weaver, John. 23, 2..

S Scot, Th. 20, 22, 23, 27.
W Honywood, Sir Th.

Wentworth, Sir Peter. Blunt, Th. 8 Horton, Th. 20, 22, 27.

Weston, Benj. Bond, Dennis.


8 Scroop, Adrian, 20, 22, S Whaley, Edw. 20, 22, 23, Boon, Th. 8 Huson, John, 20, 22, 23,

27. 23, 27.

w Bosvile, Godfrey:

Wild, Edm. 27.

Sidney, Alg.

W 8 Bourchier, Sir J. 20, 22, 8 Hutchinson, John. 20, 22,

Skinner, Aug.

Wilson, Rowland. 23, 27. W 23, 27.

Skippon, Philip.

8 Wogan, Th. 22, 27.

W 8 Bradshaw, John. 20, 22, Ingoldsby, Rich.

8 Smith, Henry. 20, 22, 23, W

Wroth, Sir Th. 27.

W 23, 27.

W 8 Ireton, Henry. 20, 22, 23, Brereton, Sir W.


W S Brown, John. 20. 8 Jones, John. 20, 22, 23,

In compliance with a resolution of the House Burrell, Abram.



of Commons of Jan. 6, the Commissioners met in 8 Carey, John. 20, 22, 23, Lambert, Joho.

the Painted Chamber on the 8th, when the Act 27.

Lassels, Francis. 20,22. was openly read, and the court called. Fifty8 Cawley, Wm. 20, 22, 23, Lenthall, John.

three Commissioners were present; the first name 27.

W 8 Lilbourn, Rob. 20, 22, 23, Challoner, Jas. 20, 22.

on the list is that of Fairfax-this being, I be8 Challoner, Th. 20, 22, 23. 8 Lisle, John. 20, 22, 23, lieve, the only occasion on which his name occurs 8 Clement, Gregory. 20, 22, 27.

W in any part of the proceedings. 23, 27. Lisle, Philip Ld.

It will be remembered that on the first day of S Constable, Sir W. 20, 22, Lister, Th. 20.

the trial, when his name was called, his wife (a 23, 27.

W S Livesey, Sir M. 20, 22, De Vere) startled the Court by exclaiming aloud, Corbet, John.

W 8 Corbet, Miles. 23. 8 Love, Nicholas. 20, 22,

“He had more wit than to be there”—a bearding 8 Cromwell, Oliver. 20, 22,

23, 27.


of the Court which she followed up shortly after23, 27. W Lowry, John.

wards, when the Impeachment was being read and 8 Danvers, Sir John. 20, 22, 8 Ludlow, Edm. 20, 22, 23, declared to be in the name of “all the good peo23, 27.


W ple of England,” by declaring, “No, not the hunDarley, Richard.

8 Maleverer, Sır Th. 20,22, dredth part of them," upon which Hacker ordered S Dean, Richard, 20, 22, 33, 23, 27.. 27. W Manwaring, Rob.

his soldiers to fire into the box whence the voice Desborough, John. S Martin, Henry. 20,22,23, proceeded; an order not, however, carried out. S Dixwell, John. 20, 22, 23, 27.

W The Commissioners then proceeded to fix a day 27.

Masham, Sir Wm. Dove, John.

for holding the High Court, and issued a warrant S Mayne, Simon, 20, 23, 27. 8 Downs, John. 20, 22, 23,


for that purpose, and appointed Wednesday the Duckinfield, Rob. Mildmay, Sir H. 23.

10th. To this warrant only thirty-seven affixed 8 Edwards, Humph. 20,22, Mildmay, H.

their names and seals, Fairfax not being one of 23, 27.

W 8 Millingion, Gilb. 20, 22, them. This is no doubt the second document S Ewer, Isaac. 20. W 23, 27.

W referred to in The Trials of the Regicides when Fagg, John.

8 More, John. 20, 22, 23, 27. Fairfax, Th, Lord.

two warrants" are spoken of, to which reference Morley, Herbert. Fenwick, Geo.

Mounson, Wm. Ld. 20, 22. the opinion sometimes expressed that there are 8 Fleetwoud, Geo, 27. Nelthrop, Jas.

other copies of the Death Warrant probably owes Fowks, John. Nicholas, Rob.

its rise. Fry, John. 20, 22, 23. 8 Norton, Sir Gregl. 20, 22, Many similar meetings were held by the ComS Garland, Aug. 20, 22, 23, 23, 27.

missioners in the Painted Chamber, at which they 27.

Nutt, John. 8 Goff, Wm. 20, 22, 27. W s Okey, John. 20, 22, 23, appointed counsel, clerks, and other officers. At Gourdon, John.

W the meeting of the 10th Bradshaw was named


23, 27.


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President, and at the next, on the 12th, “after an not at all moving his hat, or otherwise showing the earnest apology for himself to be excused," he least respect to the Court"-a line of conduct submitted to their order, and took his place accord- which certainly could not have taken the Court ing; and upon the Court resolving he should be by surprise, inasmuch as at their meeting in the styled Lord High President, he protested against Painted Chamber on the same morning they had the title, but was overruled by the Court. Ar- determined that as to the prisoner's not putting rangements were next made for the attendance of off his hat, the Court will not insist for this day. a guard, for the fitting-up of the court, &c. This was only reasonable on the part of the Court;

At the meeting on Jan. 13, the “discretion " for, having predetermined to remove the King's which prompted the President to have his memo- head, it was not worth while squabbling over the rable "broad-brimmed hat" made bullet-proof,* removal of his hat. induced the Commissioners to order the Serjeant- The charge having been read, and the King at-arms to search and secure the vaults under the refusing to recognise the authority of the Court, Painted Chamber, their place of meeting.

he was removed. On Jan. 17, fifty-six Commissioners being pre- On Monday the 22nd the Commissioners met sent, such absent members as had not hitherto in the Painted Chamber, and resolved that if the appeared were ordered to be summoned by war- King refused to recognise their jurisdiction and rants—a proceeding which seems to have failed answer the charge, “the Court will take it as & in securing their attendance.

contumacy''; then proceeded to the Hall, where In their anxiety to give as much appearance of 70 being present, the scene of Saturday was relegality as possible to what Hallam calls their peated, and Bradshaw having ordered the de“insolent mockery of the forms of justice," the fault to be recorded, and that no answer would be Commissioners issued an order to Sir Henry Mild given to the charge, the King was agażn guarded may to deliver up the Sword of State to Mr. forth to Sir Robert Cotton's house. Humphreys “to bear before the Lord President.” On Tuesday the 23rd the King was again

On the morning of the 20th, fifty-seven Com- brought to Westminster Hall, sixty-three Commissioners being present in the Painted Chamber, missioners being present; and still refusing to before proceeding to Westminster Hall, Mr. Lislé acknowledge the jurisdiction of the Court, Bradand Mr. Say were appointed assistants to the Lord shaw directed the clerk to record the default, President, and as such to sit near him, and the and the prisoner to be taken back. charge against the King was read and returned The Court did not meet in Westminster Hall to Cooke to be exhibited by him in open court. on Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, or Friday

At length, on the preliminary arrangements 26th, but busied themselves in examining witbeing completed, Charles, having been previously nesses (not, be it remembered, in the presence of removed from Windsor to St. James's

, on Saturday, the accused) and other preparations for “the Jan. 20, the Trial commenced.

bitter end.” At the meeting on Thursday they Bradshaw, preceded by the Sword of State determined to “proceed to sentence, and ordered and the Mace, attended by the ushers of the å draught to be prepared, with a blank for the Court and a guard of gentlemen carrying parti- manner of the death. On the 26th the form of sans, proceeded to Westminster Hall, and opened sentence was agreed to and ordered to be enthe Court. The Act appointing the High Court was grossed, and the King ordered to be brought up read, and the names of the Commissioners being on the followi day to receive it. called over, those who were present (sixty-seven On the morning of Saturday 27th, sixty-seven in number) rose as they answered to their names. Commissioners met in the Painted Chamber, ap

Then the King was brought in, and, as the proved of the sentence which had been engrossed, official record tells us, “places himself in the chair, and ordered it to be published in Westminster

Hall. This hat, rendered immortal by the second line of a To Westminster Hall the Court accordingly very inaccurate couplet in Bramston's Man of Taste

adjourned. The King was brought before the “So Britain's monarch once uncovered sat

Court for the last time, and received his sentence, While Bradsbaw bullied in a broad-brimmed hat," is still preserved in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. by standing up when it was pronounced. The

sixty-seven Commissioners testifying their assent Kennett tell us in his History of England, iii. 181, note“Mr. Serjeant Bradshaw, the President, was afraid of

Court returned to the Painted Chamber and apsome tumult upon such new and unprecedented Insolence pointed a Committee to make preparations for the as that of sitting Judge upon his King; and therefore, execution. beside other defence, he had a thick high-crowned

On Monday the 29th forty-eight Commissioners Beaver Hat lined with plated Steel to ward off blows. This Hat had long hung useless, when the Reverend

met in the Painted Chamber, whose proceedings Dr. Bisse, Preacher at the Rolls, lighting on it, sent it

are thus officially described :for a Present to the Museum at Oxford, with a Latin Upon Report made from the Committee for conInscription to preserve the memory of it.”

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ment against the King, that the said Committee have nascitur: ita deus et homo Christus de Mariâ vere generesolved That the open street before Whitehall is a fit ratur. Induens carnem de carne virginis ; quia sic genus place, and that the said Committee conceive it fit that humanum redimi congruebat. Qui secundum divinitatem the King be there executed the morrow, the King having est equalis patri, secundum humanitatem vero minor already notice thereof. The Court approved thereof, and patre. Conceptus in utero Virginis Mariæ, angelo annunordered a Warrant to be drawn up for that purpose. ciante, de Spiritu sancto, non tamen Spiritus sanctus pater Which said Warrant was accordingly drawn and agreed ejus est. Genitus in mundum sine pænâ carnis virginis unto, and ordered to be engrossed; which was done, and matris quia sine carnis delectatione conceptus. Quem signed and sealed accordingly.”

lactavit mater abere de cælo pleno quam circumstabant This was followed by another Order to the angeli obstetricum vice, nunciantes pastoribus gaudium

magnum hic a magis, muneribus adoratus ; ab Herode Officers of the Ordnance within the Tower of in Egyptum fugatus : a Joanne in Jordane baptizatus; London to deliver up to the Serjeant-at-Arms traditus, captus, flagellatus, crucifixus, mortuus et seattending the Court "the bright Execution Ax pultus. Cum gloria ad cælos resurrexit, Spiritum sancfor the executing of malefactors."

tum in discipulos et in matrem misit. Quam demum in Upon this Warrant, alleged to be so drawn up,

cælum ipse assumpsit et sedet à dextera filii, non cessans

pro nobis filium exorare. Hæc est fides de Mariâ, virgine agreed to, engrossed, signed and sealed, the King

matre, quam nisi quisquis fideliter firmiterque crediderit, was, on the following day, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1649, salvus esse non poterit.” executed in the open street before Whitehall.


West Derby.
(To be continued.)


The following additions and corrections to At a time when so much is said for and against not be without interest to some of your readers.

Haines's Manual of Monumental Brasses, 1861, may the retention or omission of the Athanasian creed, I should be glad if any of your readers would it may not be uninteresting to recall to remem

furnish similar notes:brance, without dogmatic note or comment, a

Cornwall: Constantine. The brass of Rich. creed which, now buried though it be, and almost entirely forgotten, was doubtless dear to thousands Geyrveys, Esq., 1574, is stated by Mr. Waller or millions of good Catholics in those days when

(Arch. Journal, xviii. 80) to be “palimpsest," and only fitful and transient breezes of heresy had dis

" the reverse is one of the finest examples of turbed the placid slumbers of the Church. The is fully described in the above quoted notice.

Flemish execution I have ever seen.” The design Psalter of the Virgin,' a very curious production,

Dorsetshire: Wimborne Minster.-S. Etheldred. and well worthy of more than a passing notice, is, in its Latin form, only noticed by Hain as having

Of this brass will be found interesting notices in

the Arch. Jour. xxv. 172, and Gent. Mag.,. Dec. been printed once in the fifteenth century (Ant

1865. werpiæ, 1487), 8vo. The copy from which I am about to quote is, however, of an edition of 1497,

Herefordshire.— The whole of these brasses will an 8vo, it is true, but of extremely minute dimen.

be found more fully described by Mr. Haines in a sions, and beautifully printed in red and black.

paper read before the Archæological Association, The composition of the Psalter is attributed to

and published in their Journal, xxvii. 85, 198. St. Bernard. It is followed by the Symbolum Cantelupe, Bp., 1282, remains. It represents :

Hereford Cathedral.Part of the brass to Thos. Mariæ, which I give in extenso, for it appears

Ethelbert holding his head in his hand, and is to me to possess considerable intrinsic interest, and I doubt whether the text has been hitherto

stated by Mr. Havergal (Fasti Herefordenses, 1869, published in England :

p. 178) to be a unique example of the saint so re

presented. “Quicunque vult salvus esse ante omnia opus est, ut

Kinnersley. – An ecclesiastic vested in amice teneat de Marià firmam fidem. Quam nisi quisque integram inviolatamque servaverit ; absque dubio in eter

and chasuble, Wm. Dermot (?), “discretus bacunum peribit.

larius," 1421; mural, north wall of chancel. “Quoniam ipsa sola virgo manens peperit. Sola Kent : Cobham.-The brass (XIX.) is to Wm. cunctas hereses interemit. Confundatur et erubescat he- Hobson, and was found to be a “palimpsest" by breus qui dicit Christum ex Joseph semine esse natum.

Mr. Waller; and an accurate notice will be seen Confundatur manicheus, qui Christum fictum dicit ha

in Arch. Jour. XXV. 249. bere corpus. Palleat omnis qui hoc ipsum aliunde, et non de Mariâ dicit assumpsisse.

S. Mary Cray.-I was unable to discover the “Idem namque filius qui est patris in divinis uni- brass of Eliz. wife of Ger. Cobham (11.) when genitus ; est et verus unigenitus Virginis Mariæ filius. visiting the church in Nov. 1867. Query, is it “ In cælis sine matre, in terris sine patre. Namn sicut

lost? anima rationalis et caro propter unionem de homine vere

Horton Kirby.There is a second brass repre* A totally different work, of course, from the invaluable senting a lady in the S. Tr.), and a shield, “ on a Psalterium Novum B. V. M. of Nitzschewitz (Zinnä).

canton, a mullet.”

Canterbury Cathedral.—A brass tof Abp. Dene “ And the cobbler his pegging-awl drops to unloose existed in 1644, and is mentioned by Weever,

The peg-while the tailor, forsaking his goose, 1631, p. 232.

Makes a goose of his friend, robs his purse, 'till the brink Lancashire: Ormskirk.-The brass is to Thomas

Of ruin is found in a Kidley Wink. Scarisbrick, who married Elizabeth, the base

“ Then in country or town, wherever you gaze,

Strange signs of the times stare you full in the face : daughter of Thomas, Earl of Derby: A represen

Griffins grin in your teeth-Angels tempt you to drink tation of the brass will be found in the Heralds'

All your money away in a Kidley Wink. Visitation of the church in 1644, and lodged at

“ The Dog, Cow, and Horse are each pictured so pat, the Heralds' College.

That beholders, quite puzzled, ask. What sign is that?' London, Middlesex : Westminster Abbey.—The But to some men the Devil, I verily think, brasses of Robt. de Waldeby, Abp. of York, and Would be pleasing if hung o'er a Kidley Wink. Abbot Estney, are both restored to altar tombs. “ Now, 'tis plain that those men, with their malting and

Norfolk: Lynn, S. Margaret.-For an account of brewing, these brasses see Mackerell's Hist. of Lynn, 1738,

Do themselves little good, while the landlord they ruin; illustrated by Taylor. In the same book will be

For the profits of sale, and the strength of the drink,

Are together dispersed in each Kidley Wink. found an engraving of a brass (now lost) in S. Nicholas church to Thomas Waterdyn, Mayor of

“ Then let each man in future keep to his own trade,

And depend on't that all things will better be made; Lynn—"a tree finely engraven on brass, about

For 'tis vain for our huckstering landlords to think the body of which runs a label with a motto or A fortune to make in a Kidley Wink. device, and under it two hearts are joined toge- “ But 'tis avarice makes us forget we're all brothers, ther.” See also Archeologia, xxxix. p. 505, where And we seek our own gains on the ruin of others; the engraving is reproduced.

Then, ye lovers of justice and hearty good drink, Somersetshire: Clevedon. - I believe there are Pray for England's deliverance from Kidley Wink. two brasses in this church. If so, of whom?

November, 1831."
Sussex : Willingdon. - The figure of John
Parker's wife is lost. In this church I found loose

a shield, but unfortunately my note is mislaid. It
was engraved on both sides.

Your columns are so kindly open to all who wish Wiltshire: Steeple Ashton.— Deborah Marks, 1730, to ensure accuracy in their publications, that I venaged ninety-nine ; “palimpsest,” very curious. | ture to ask you to insert the following note. In See Jour. Arch. Assoc., xxi. 193.

S. K. my new edition of the Poems of George Sandys, Blackheath.

just published by Mr. Russell Smith, I say (Intro

duction, p. 50): – “KIDLEY WINK."

“ The Mrs. Wyat who gladdened Richard Baxter's If the enclosed copy of verses, which I have eyes with the sight of the summer-house on the old stone

wall in the garden of Boxley Abbey, in which George recently met with amongst some other newspaper Sandys · retired himself for his poetry and contemplation, cuttings, is of any use to you as illustrative of the was, I presume, Frances, the wife of Edwin Wyat, serderivation of the common term of “Kidley Wink," jeant-at-law (the serjeant spelt his name Wiat), son and as applied to a beer-shop, it is at your service.

heir-male of Sir Francis Wyat, the husband of Margaret THOMAS HARPER.

Mercury Office, Cheltenham.

Mrs. Richards, of Boxley Vicarage, writes to “ KIDLEY WINK.

me that this is a mistake; and that the lady was [4 new song to the old tune of · Derry down,' appointed to probably the wife or widow (the latter I believe)

be said or sung in all the manufacturing and agricul- of an elder brother of the serjeant, whose only tural districts.]

child being a daughter did not inherit the lands “ Ye topers of England, attend to my song,

granted by Queen Elizabeth to Lady Wyat and her The moral is great and the matter not long;

son George, but did inherit what lands (Boxley It concerns those new shops for the vending of drink, Abbey included) the said George bad acquired Which are, by most people, called Kidley Wink.

by purchase or exchange. This Mrs. Wyat was Derry down, down, derry down! “Now, this Kidley Wink is the name of a man,

a Miss Jane Duke of Copington. Her daughter, Who in London resides, and is fond of a can;

Frances Wyat, married Sir Thomas Selyard; and He advised this new method of turning the chink,'

their granddaughter (Lady Austen?) sold Boxley And therefore each shop is called Kidley Wink. Abbey. There was a fierce law-suit between " The law was proposed, it could not have been better, Serjeant Wyat and his niece Lady Selyard, to By the worthy X-Chancellor of the X-chequer,

whom the whole property had been left by her And he made a long speech on the blessings of drink, But he ne'er took his can in a new Kidley Wink.

father or grandfather, which terminated by the "Now the consequence is, that everywhere

decision that all the royal grant was to be his as Tailors, hucksters, and all take to selling of beer ;

male heir; while the portion which their ancestor They pawn their best coats, buy a barrel of drink, George Wyat had bought, or which had been Turn landlords, and set up a Kidley Wink.

since acquired by the family, might legally be

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devised to her (Lady Selyard). The serjeant It appears to me that the compiler for Constable's erected a monument in Boxley church, on which series had not seen this earlier and unadulterated he ignores his elder brother, sister-in-law, and edition of the book which he rates so cheaply. niece. Baxter's Mrs. Wyat (Miss Jane Duke),

D, BLAIR. Mrs. Richards informs me on the authority of Melbourne. the Hon. Robert Marsham (brother of my Lord

FORGET ME NOT.-Among the mint marks found Romney), who takes great interest in the family on French coins of the fifteenth century is the records, to revenge herself on the rest of the family

cinquefoil; and in an ordinance issued by the king, for not possessing a son herself, tore up and burnt this mark is called “un ne m'obliez mye,” antievery paper, and deed, and record she could lay

quated French for "Ne moubliez jamais." her hands on. Probably many interesting facts

OUTIS. about George Sandys and his friends, or even his Risely, Beds. own MSS., were then irretrievably lost.

REVIVAL OF TIE STOCKS.—The following is Boxley Abbey (now my Lord Aylesford's property) is about three-quarters of a mile from the worth noting in “N. & Q.”:

“A novel scene was presented in the Butter and Poultry church, whilst Boxley House is close to it. Both

Market at Newbury on Tuesday afternoon (June 11). were the property of Sir Francis Wyat, George A rag and bone dealer, who for several years had been Sandys's nephew; but the poet lived and died at well known in the town as a man of intemperate habits, the abbey." Boxley House was the serjeant's and upon whom imprisonment in Reading gaol had residence.

RICHARD HOOPER. failed to produce any beneficial effect, was fixed in the Upton Vicarage, Didcot.

stocks for drunkenness and disorderly conduct at divine service in the parish church on Monday evening. Twenty

six years had elapsed since the stocks were last used, and “THE BATH CHRONICLE.”-So many persons ment, several hundreds of persons being attracted to the

their reappearance created no little sensation and amusefrom all parts of the kingdom have died at Bath spot where they were fixed. He was seated upon a stool, that the obituary of The Bath Chronicle possesses and his legs were secured in the stocks at a few minutes more than a local interest. Genealogists, there- past one o'clock;'and as the church clock (immediately fore, will like to know that the file commences

facing him) chimed each quarter, he uttered expressions in 1760, and that Mr. Russell of 6, Terrace Walk; laughter and derision of the crowd. Four hours having

of thankfulness, and seemed anything but pleased with the Bath, undertakes to make searches for a small passed he was released, and, by a little stratagem on the fee.


part of the police, he escaped without being interfered

with by the crowd."- Manchester Guardian, June 14, SCALIGERIANA.—The compiler of the volume

1872. of “ Table-Talk" in Constable's Miscellany series

Thos. RATCLIFFE. (Edinburgh, 1827), states in his preface that the Scaligeriana” was the first of these well-known received a catalogue of “the genuine furniture

A REMARKABLE PICTURE.—Some days since I collections in point of date; that it “professes to contain the opinions and conversations of Joseph Bishopsgate Without, by Joseph Ingledew & Co."

removed from 0- House, to be sold at 191, that it is “altogether unworthy of that great Lord Nelson on board the Trafalgar, by Sir G.

Therein lot 174 is thus described :-" Portrait of name, and affords little which is calculated to afford either amusement or instruction.” Now, I idea of Nelson standing on the deck of a vessel

Kneller.” There was something sublime in the have a copy of the

named after the bay in which he so gloriously “Scaligeriana ; sive, Excerpta ex ore Josephi Scali

; fell, and in the fact of its being prophetically in the second title and preface.] Generæ : Apud Petrus embodied by Sir Godfrey. I hastened, therefore, Columesium, M,DC,Lxvi."

to inspect this interesting portrait, when I at once It is perfectly clear from the introduction,

came to the conclusion that, if really painted by “ Typographus Lectori,” written in fine old Latin, Kneller, it must have been so, not in his lifetime,

JOSEPI THOMAS. and printed in superb old type, that the book is but nella miseria.

The Green, Stratford, E. quite genuine. The contents were, it is stated, taken down from Joseph Scaliger's own lips by THE EARLIEST ADVERTISEMENT. — I observe “ Jacobus et Petrus Puteani," copied out from that Mr. James Grant, in The Newspaper Press their manuscript by Claudius Sarravius, and di- (2 vols., Tinsley, 1871), states that "no instance gested into alphabetical order by another most is on record of any advertisement being inserted learned man unnamed. I find the book both en- in any of the newspapers of the day prior to 1652.” tertaining and instructive, albeit there is not the In this he follows an article in the Quarterly Reoverflowing fulness and lively humour of the Me- view, but his own researches " in the vaults of the nagiana and some other collections, and although British Museum ” lead to the same result. This the learned Joseph used Latin and French indis- is the advertisement given from the Mercurius criminately eren in his table-talk with his friends. | Politicus :

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