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OLERON. — Whence does the French island so sequent volumes of the let Series of “N. & Q."
called derive its name?

G. J. S. Nevertheless it has been considered, even by
[As former names of this island, Expilly, in his Dict. ecclesiastical writers, of sufficient importance for
Geog., iii. 860., gives Ularius, or Olario; and Forbiger, discussion, as will be found by the reader who
in his Handb. der alt. Geog. iii

. 172., gives Uliarus, or consults that cyclopædia of amusement, Dornavii
Olarionensis Insula, referring for the former to Plin. 4. Amphitheatrum sapientia Socratice Joco-Serie,
cording to Valesius, an excellent authority, Uliarus is the containing four articles on the “ Depositio in Aca-
more ancient name (Notit. Gall., 1675, p. 616.) The town demiis usitata,” which, as your valuable corre-
of Oleron in the Lower Pyrenees) was formerly Oloro, spondent Dr. RIMBAULT has remarked, included
Eloro, or Iloro, and still more anciently Civitas Elloro- the ceremony referred to. As this book is become

extremely rare, I shall extract some passages from
TOADS FOUND ALIVE IN STONE COFFINS, ETC. the original Latin, which show the antiquity and
At Fountains Abbey, in Yorkshire, a large stone religious origin of this scholastica militia." of
coffin is shown to the visitor ; and he is expected one containing a description of the tricks played
to believe that upon its being opened (after lying upon Freshmen, I venture to subjoin a transla-
buried for centuries) a large toad crawled out.

And I have heard several workmen most posi- “ Verba Gregorii Nazianzeni breviter contracta, quo.
tively declare that upon breaking one of the niam multam doctrinam continent, subjicio. Quando
round ironstone nodules (common in certain coal aliquem (Atheniensis academiæ docti viri) nacti sunt,
· mines), they found it similarly occupied ; and that inquit, discipulum, ridiculum sane quem in modum illum
in this instance the toad crawled a few yards on

exagitent aut deludant, ut ejus fastum et arrogantiam

(si quam forte habet) exstinguant, et humanum, ac fa-
the ground, and immediately died. Perhaps some cilem reddant.”
of the readers of “ N. & Q." will be able to furnish
more authentic accounts of this curious and inter-countries, and the end contemplated, viz. to con-

He then compares the initiations in various
esting phenomenon.

H. F.

sider how the nature of the novitiates “sorteth
[It is a well known fact in natural history that the with professions and courses of life:" —
toad, like many other amphibia, can support a long ab-
stinence, and requires but a small quantity of air; Dr. “ Exposui hactenus causas, ut pollicitus sum ; sequitur
Shaw, however, questions the accounts generally given of typus. Depositio est ritus in scholis usitatus a majoribus
such animals discovered in stones, wood, &c. after the institutus lusui jocoso non absimilis, ostendens omnes eas
lapse of many years, as will be seen in the following ex- difficultates atque calamitates quas quemque ex Dei op-
tract from his General Zoology, vol. iii. pt. i. p. 144. (edit. timi altissimique voluntate, aut concessione ferre con-
1802): “It might seem unpardonable to conclude the venit, atque adeo oportet in hac sua scholastica militia.”
history of this animal without mentioning the very ex-
traordinary circumstance of its having been occasionally

He confirms this signification of the ceremonies
discovered inclosed or imbedded, without any visible by an interesting anecdote in the life of Luther,
outlet, or even any passage for air, in the substance of related by Johannes Matthesius.

Of the par-
wood, and even in that of stone or blocks of marble. For ticular ceremony, which was originally referred to
my own part, I have no hesitation in avowing a very by Dr. MAITLAND (1st S. i. 261. “ College Salt-
high degree of scepticism as to these supposed facts

, and ing"), our author supplies the same symbolism as
such cases, was not paid to the real situation of the ani- that in 1st S. ii: 151. But in juxta-position with
mal . The general run of such accounts must be “sal doctrinæ et sapientiæ symbolum," is "wine
received with a great many grains of allowance for the which maketh glad the heart of man,” as in the
natural love of the marvellous, the surprise excited by plate described by Dr. Rimbault (1“ S. i. 492.) :
the sudden appearance of the animal in an unsuspected
place, and the consequent neglect of minute attention at

“ Sicut ille (sal) in cibis paulo liberalius aspersus, si
the moment to the surrounding parts of the spot where it

tamen non sit immodicus, adfert aliquid propriæ volupta-
was discovered.” The French Academy, in 1771, enclosed tis : : ita per hunc adumbrata omnium actionum
three toads in as many boxes, which were immediately sapiens institutio quiddam habet quod potiundi sitim
covered with a thick coat of plaster or mortar, and kept facit

. Hæc aurea mediocritas est per subsequentis in
in the apartments of the Academy. On opening these ritu de quo agimus vini adhibitionem indicata. Hoc
boxes eighteen months afterwards, two of the toads were enim mediocritatis norma servata adhibitum cor hominis
found still living; these were immediately reinclosed, but exhilarat, in excessu ridiculos, bellicosos, lachrymosos et
apon being again opened some months after were found sordidos ciet affectus. Usus itaque vini modum, op-

portunitatem, locum atque tempus in decoro sapientiæ
usu salis monstratæ denotat . .. ne inconcinni videa-

mur." (Compare Bacon's Advancement of Learning,

book viii. chap. ii., and the authorities cited by Shaw, in

Devey's edition, p. 298.)

In the next article Martin Luther inculcates
(1* S. i. ii. v. vi. passim.)

the usefulness of these humiliations (depositiones),
No satisfactory account of the origin of the as præludia of the cares and dangers of life.
custom of college salting has as yet been given in The Dialogue of Jacobus Pontanus, from which
reply to the inquiries made in the first and sub- the concluding extract is taken, is followed by
hexameter and iambic verses by Fridericus Wide-


(2nd S. ix. 88. 234. 454.)
“On my first entrance," says Narcissus, “ some of them It is rather strange that your correspondent
salute me as the Prince of Freshmen (Archibeanus); R. S. Q. should oppose to the very highest au-
others grin and jeer; some derisively point their middle thority on a matter of pure French philology,
me as birds do an owl. I was forced to lie down on my quoted by me as to the meaning of coqueliner, the
back, stretched out and motionless like a corpse. I was English authority of Dr. Samuel Pegge, referring
most liberally thrashed on my legs, arms, and ribs, nay, to another English authority, Cotgrave! Pegge
on my whole body, and nicely adjusted with batchet, and Cotgrave versus the French Academy, on
adze, and axe, as if I were a beam of timber. It is there the meaning of a French word! Just reverse the
fore no wonder you think me thinner than I was yester-
day or the day before, since I have lost considerably by

case. Suppose an appeal to a French critic from
these chipping operations. Then these kind barbers the decisions of Johnson, Richardson, or Webster,
shaved me, although as yet I am guiltless of a beard; on the signification of a purely English word.
they doused my head in cold water, which I was myself | The inconvenance would be at once apparent;
forced to bring from the kitchen in a dirty copper kettle, and yet the Académie is of greater authority as
whilst one of the merriest kept splashing the water in
my face and shoving me forward. Afterwards I was

to French than any individual lexicographer here
combed down with a comb no finer than a rake, and as to English.
which reminded me of the comb of Polyphemus in Ovid. The Dictionnaire de l'Académie, as I observed,
As to the towel they rubbed me down with, its smooth- altogether ignores the word in the original work,
ness and softness corresponded with the rest of the toilet. But some twenty years ago (in 1842) there issued

And what is more, for such injuries and outrages from the press of Firmin Didot Frères, printers
as these, undeserved as they were, I had ever so much
money to pay, to return thanks, and to take a formal to the French Institute, a most learned produce
oath that I would never seek to revenge myself. If I tion, which, it would appear, is not yet much
had not taken it, I could with difficulty refrain from re. known in England. This is the Complément du
turning their kindness in full to some of my more active Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française, published
torturers. ... Hear further an admirable trick. They under the auspices of the Academy, and under
placed before me an inkstand, with pens and paper,
bid me write something. When I attempted to open the the immediate direction of one of its members,
inkstand, I found the lid was immoveable: the whole assisted by twenty collaborateurs, consisting of the
being one solid piece of wood turned in the shape of an most distinguished savans, and whose names ap-
inkstand. Hereupon oue of them jumped up, and rapped
me on the fingers with a stick. “Ye Gods," says he, this pear on the title-page. It is nearly as voluminous
greenhorn has not yet learned how to open an inkstand.'

as the original work, containing not less than
They all roared. 'Verily my fingers itched to punch 1281 pages of large quarto size, and each page
their heads. Then some rascal secretly thrust into my having four columns of small print. Now a part
trowsers-pocket a letter supposed to be written by my of the plan is to introduce all old, quaint, and
mother, which he drew out and read aloud before them obsolete words; and these may be counted in the
all amidst the most aproarious laughter from himself and book by thousands, for there are' on an average,
mother lamented my absence, and consoled me in the I think, at least twenty in a page, marked “V.
most silly and weak manner : saying how carefully she lang." (vieux langage). Coqueliner is consequently
had norsed, how often kissed her sweetest child, how admitted, with its sole meaning, the crowing of a
carefully she had brought

me up, and how she had made cock. The work is preceded by a very learned
me her darling all my life, calling me her little angel, ber philological disquisition from the pen of M. Barré,
Then she added that

she could not sleep at night, and Professor of Philosophy, in which, among other
that she shed floods of tears every day on account of the things, the merits of all previous lexicographers
torments she had heard I must suffer in this depositio. are discussed. And is our own Randle Čotgrave
Of course this epistle was concocted and written by my there mentioned ? He is, and with very high
tormentors themselves. How they enjoyed it, they al- commendation, as he deserves to be ; for assuredly
most barst with laughter; they thrust the

letter into my his Dictionary is excellent. But still, being an
than go through it again. If I had known what I had Englishman — employed also, I will observe in
to undergo, I would have gone where there are schools in passing, as secretary to William Cecil, Lord Bur-
which nothing of this sort is allowed.”

leigh — he was liable to mistakes, of which M.
BIBLIOTHECAR. CHETHAM. Barré gives the following curious specimen :
* Si qua dante Deo tam crasso e stipite possim,

“ La nomenclature de Cotgrave est riche; on pourrait

même dire qu'elle est exubérante: car des mots créés par
Fingere Mercurium, et quod curvum est ponere mutilation et addition de lettres ou de syllabes y figurent
rectam.” — Widebramus.

quelquefois. On y trouve, par exemple, le pretendu mot
“ Ut hunc novum ceu militem

ARCOTIC, traduit par benumbing, soporifique: c'est évi-
Nostrum referre in ordinem

demment une partie du mot narcotique, écrit autrefois
Queamus, eque stipite

narcotic ; et de cette location un narcotic une oreille mal
Formare doctam Palladem.”

exercée, ou tout à fait Britannique, aura fait celle-ci—un
Widebramus. arcotic.- Preface, p. xvi.

The edition of Cotgrave's Dictionary examined

by the editors of the Complément was that of gined, on which the doctor suffered from the miso1632 : Adam Islip, London. I feel persuaded capnic prejudices of a fair hostess. He writes that those dictionaries that have attached to the

“ In 1774, I, by invitation, visited William Sumner, word the meaning “to fondle, dandle,” &c. have Esq., brother of Dr. Robert Sumner, at Hatchlands. Í been guided by the authority of Cotgrave; and preached at the parish church of Hatchlands, and left the that he himself, or whoever first affixed that place rather suddenly, because ....

... would not permit meaning, was led, by some oversight, to confound me to smoke. Though often asked, I never would go coqueliner with a remarkably similar word, dode- brother, Dr. Sumner, in Great George Street, Westmin

again. She had played the same trick to her husband's liner, which really does mean “to fondle,” &c., ster. The Doctor resisted and prevailed,” &c. and which is thus given in the Complément : But Parr had his revenge in another way, — as

“ DODELINER, V. a (V. lang.) Bercer, Caresser, Remuer he tells us with much naïveté : doucement. Il s'emploie encore aujourd'hui dans le langage familier,"

“She died while I lived at Colchester, and, at the re

John WILLIAMS. quest of her husband, I wrote the epitaph for her, but Arno's Court.

without much praise.” – Memoirs by Johnstone, p. 771.

Parr it appears, as he advanced in life, became

less tyrannical and exacting. I quote the followDR. PARR AND TOBACCO.

ing from an article entitled “Parr in his latter (2nd S. ix. 159.)

Years," in the New Monthly Magazine :The anecdotes of Dr. Parr remind me of ano-|

“After dinner he took three or four glasses of wine, ther, the entire truth of which is, I imagine, and then asked for his pipe, withdrawing from the table somewhat questionable. It is contained in the to the chimney, that he might let the smoke pass up, “ dedication” to a little volume entitled The Social which I discovered to be bis common custom. There he Pipe, or Gentleman's Recreation, 12mo. 1826. began to puff away in clouds, engrossing by far the largest The Doctor, it seems, was on a time invited to share of the conversation, which all were contented to redinner by “a gentleman, whose wife, a fine lady,

sign to him.” — Vol. xvi. p. 481. had an intense aversion to smoking." After din In Parr's copy of the Hymnus Tabaci of Thorias ner the party adjourned to the drawing-room, he had written “See Philips's Latin Verses on where the Doctor began to feel certain cravings Tobacco.” Did he allude to the Ode to Henry for the stimulating fumes of his beloved pipe” St. John, commencing The lady of the house, on the alert, caught the

“Oh! qui recisæ finibus Indicis half whispered word, and at once interposed her

Benignus Herbæ, das mihi divitem veto. The doctor remonstrated : “No pipe, no

Haurire succum, et suaveolentes

Sæpe tubis iterare fumos," &c. ?
Parr," was his well-known motto. “Why not,
Madame ? " said he, “I have smoked a pipe with

I do not know what else in Latin Philips has my king, and it surely can be no offence, or dis- written on the subject. The latter was so fond of grace to a subject to permit me the like indul- tobacco, that, as one of his biographers has obgence.". The lady, however, was inexorable, on served, he has managed to introduce an eulogy which the following colloquy ensued :

upon it in every one of his pieces, except Blen

heim. In his Cyder, in apostrophising Experience, DOCTOR, “ Madam!” WIFE. “Sir!”

he goes rather out of his way to introduce his Doctor. “Madam, you are —"

favourite subject: — WIFE. “I hope you will not express any rudeness,

" To her we owe Sir."

The Indian weed, unknown to ancient times, DOCTOR. (Raising his voice) “Madam, you are -- the

Nature's choice gift, whose acrimonious fume greatest Tobacco-stopper in all England!

Extracts superfluous juices, and refines

The blood distempered, from its noxious salts; This sally caused a loud laugh, it is said, and Friend to the spirits, which with vapours bland disconcerted the fair and obese counterblaster, but It gently mitigates; companion fit did not procure for the doctor his coveted luxury.

Of pleasantry and wine; nor to the bards Now is it on record that Parr did actually on

Unfriendly, when they to the vocal shell any occasion enjoy the honour of "taking tobac:

Warble melodious their well-laboured songs."

Book i. line 335. co" with the king ? He was on intimate terms with that amateur of pipes and pipeing, the Duke Hawkins Browne will be remembered

The imitation of the same author by Isaac of Sussex, as the letters from his royal highness to Parr, preserved by Dr. Johnstone, vouch, and

“ Little tube of mighty power,” &c. had doubtless smoked many a pipe in his company in the Cambridge Tart, and published separately, at Kensington Palace.

8vo. 1744. The anecdote of Sir Isaac Newton and the to- One more anecdote from the New Monthly Mabacco-stopper is still better known. See Facetiæ gazine :Cantabrigienses, 3rd ed. p. 394.

“ The Doctor's pipes were generally presents from his This was not the only occasion, it may be ima- | friends. Mr. Peregrine Dealtry, in particular, used often

to supply him. Once he received at Hatton a box of Dr. Johnstone tells us that -
very handsome pipes, with a plume of feathers in the
bowl, which, to the best of my recollection, were a present

“ Whenever be (Dr. Parr) came to Birmingham he from the Prince of Wales. The Earl of Abingdon gave

never failed to smoke his pipe with Mr. Belcher." him a superb Turkish pipe. Trivial as the circumstance This was a highly respectable bookseller in the may be thought, I will just mention that the Doctor, Bull-Ring in that town. when smoking, always held the bowl of the pipe with his finger and thumb, although the heat would not have luded to in the following extract from the Letters

I would also ask the object of the custom albeen endurable by a person unaccustomed to that habit." -New Monthly Magazine, Sep. 1826.

of Charles Lamb by Talfourd ?Parr and his pipe will go down to posterity to

“He (Lamb) had loved smoking 'not wisely but too gether; so thoroughly is the instrument and the well,' for he bad been content to use the coarsest varieties

of the great herb.' When Dr. Parr, who took only the Þabit associated with the man. In a rough mezzo finest tobacco, used to half fill his pipe with salt, and caricature, intended as a “Pre-face to Bellende-smoked with a philosophic calmness, saw Lamb smoking nus,” the doctor is inhaling a pipe of portentous the strongest preparations of the weed, puffing out smoke length, while with clenched 'fist and beetling like some ferocious enchanter, he gently laid down his brows, he puffs out a volume of smoke, amidst pipe and asked him · how he had acquired his power of which we read the minacious legend “ Damn rdv smoking at such a rate ?' Lamb answered, I toiled

after it, Sir, as some men toil after virtue." - Part 2, deiva.” Dawe also, in his very characteristic p. 88. portrait of the doctor, bas placed one of his favourite “churchwardens " in his hand. Thus

I conclude this gossiping paper, which might Frank Vandermine, a Dutch artist who resided in serve to light a pipe with, but for the more valuLondon, and who it is said painted with a pipe in with another quotation :

able matter which will save it from combustion, his mouth, bidding objecting sitters go to another artist, has perpetuated himself in a mezzotint bad consequence to his health, tho' it was often incon

“I am not convinced that this habit was productive of print from his own portrait entitled “The venient to his friends. Tobacco has been called the anoSmoker" (Wine and Walnuts, vol. ii. p. 14.). dyne of poverty, and the opium of the western world.

There would appear to be a strong affinity be. To Parr, whose nerves were extremely irritable, and sentween theology and tobacco. Pope has

sibility immoderate, perhaps it was a necessary anodyne. “ History her pot, Theology her pipe;"

“It calmed his agitated spirits; it assisted bis private

ruminations; it was his companion in anxiety; it was and Swift includes “best Virginia" among those his helpmate in composition. Have we not all seen him things which, in the possession of his Country darkening the air with its clouds when his mind was Parson,

labouring with thought? His pipe was so necessary for “ Are better than the Bishop's blessing."

his comfort that he always left the table for it, and the

house of the person he visited, if it was not prepared. Indeed smoking has ever been the habit of stu. His pipe produced another inconvenience at table: at one dious literary men, especially those of the critical time he selected the youngest lady to light it after the genus. Aldrich, Hobbes, and Newton are known cloth was drawn, and she was obliged to stand within to have been most inveterate smokers ; Boxhor- his arms, and to perform various ludicrous ceremonies. nius, the learned professor of Leyden, was so

Latterly his best friends persuaded him to decline this addicted to the habit , that he had a hole cut in practice.” — Memoirs of Parr, by Dr. Johnstone, p. 815.

WILLIAM BATES. the rim of his hat to support his pipe while study- Edgbaston. ing and writing; and Porson is reported by Rogers (Table Talk) to have said that “when smoking began to go out of fashion, learning be- “FELLOWES' VISIT TO LA TRAPPE," ETC. gan to go out of fashion too.” The extent of THE NOTE ON IT IN WILLIS's CATALOGUE. Parr's addiction to the habit was thought worthy In “N. & Q." (2nd S. ix. 403.) ABHBA asks to of note among his German brethren even. Wolf whom this note refers, and what are the grounds says of him that, “ Er soll es manchmall an einem for the story? The first question is easily answered. Abend, bis zu 20 Pfeifen gebracht haben" (Litt. The Rev. Sir Harry Trelawny, Bart. of Treexaggeration, and that a fourth part of the quan- ber for Tavistock. That he became a Roman tity would be nearer the mark. An interesting Catholic is, I firmly believe, the single grain of letter from Dr.J. Uri, to make a provision for whose truth in the marvellous story. But had he at any old age Parr had exerted himself, is preserved. period of his life been

a disappointed candidate for Writing to Dr. Kett, and alluding to a promised the “Papal Diadem," and in despair buried himvisit of Parr, he says:

self in La Trappe, it is utterly impossible Mr. "Promiserat se sequenti die ante meridiem vehturum. Fellowes's journey could have had any reference Itaque expectans eum lapides nigros super foco large to such an event ... Sir H. T., who was for reposui ; tubos candidos, quibus fumus tabaci exhauriri solet, præparavi; sellus, remotâ paululum mensa, ad about ten years vicar of Egloshayle, was non-reignem admovi; at, eheu! non contigit mihi ipsum vi-sident. A curate attended to the duties of the dere," &c.

parish, but the vicar occasionally visited it from

Anal. iv. 553.); but Dr. Johnstone thinks this an lawny, Cornwall,

grandfather of the Radical


of age.

Trelawny; and I find on inquiry that he “cele- have been indifferent to a change to Romanism. brated his last marriage"

there on the 9th April, Some years later Drew must have lamented his 1804." The late Mr. Davies Gilbert (Hist

. of mistaken notion of the baronet's “stability of senCorn., vol. iii. p. 300, 1.) says "he resigned his timent." living on becoming a Roman Catholic." But Lady Trelawny died in Nov. 1822. By the another county historian, C. S. Gilbert, more cor- way, how absurd is the note-writer's fancy that rectly, and probably receiving his information a married man could have been a candidate for from Sir H. T. himself, has given the true reason the “ Papal diadem!" As Pius VII. died in Aug. for the resignation — that Sir H. T. would not 1823, when Drew's book was probably going to undertake to comply with the Act (then passed) press

, Sir H. T.'s change of religion, if it imme"obliging the clergy to residence." " The resig- diately followed his wife's death, must have been nation," he adds, " was matter of deep regret to known to Drew, or at any rate would have been Sir H. T." Though he resigned in 1804, he was too recent to have allowed him to become a canstill a clergyman of our church in 1824, and he didate. Before his own death, in Feb. 1834, there could not therefore have been a candidate for the were, however, two vacancies in the Papal chair : Papal chair previous to Mr. Fellowes' journey in one in 1829, the other in 1831, and it is certainly 1817, or indeed for many years after it, for the possible that so eccentric a person as the baronet very good reason that the next vacancy did not may have aspired to the Popedom; but if he did, occur until 1823, on the death of Pius VII., who his friends never heard of it. had been elected in 1800. A glance at Mr. Fel- Was there then no story respecting him which lowes' book, in which but one chapter is devoted to the heated imagination of the note-writer may La Trappe, will suffice to show that the only per- have magnified ? I can give you one which owed son he there conversed with, " appeared a young its origin to a very trifling circumstance. After man about five-and-twenty." Unluckily for the the baronet had fixed his residence in Italy, and note-writer Sir H. T. was then above sixty years but a very few years before his death, he applied

to the (then) vicar of Pelynt for a certificate of the I have not been able to ascertain in what year death and burial of his lady. Presently, I am inhe became a Roman Catholic, but there is ample formed, there arose in the neighbourhood a evidence that this last of many changes in his “general impression that he was endeavouring to creed occurred very late in his life. In 1816 he obtain the dignity of a cardinal.” Mr. Davies had not “left the church of his Fathers," for Gilbert, however, who was a diligent collecPolwhele (Hist. of Corn., vol. v. new ed. 1816), tor of Cornish gossip, could never have heard after noticing that Sir H. T. had "progressed of this, or he would certainly have printed it, as through every stage of theological opinion," be- he has another rumour respecting Sir H. T., who, coming in turn,“Methodist," "Calvinistical Dissen- it is said, received the nominal honour from the ter," "Socinian,” and “clergyman,” adds: “about Holy See of being appointed a bishop in partibus two months previous to this his last gradation he infidelium." That Mr. D. G. would not have published a letter on the sin of subscription!" missed recording whatever he picked up may be Eight years later he had not“ left the church of his judged from his description of the funeral cereFathers.” Drew, in the 2nd vol. of his and Hitchins' monies at Trelawny the year after the baronet's Hist. of Cornwall (1824), referring to some ob- death. servations in the ist vol. (for which Hitchins, I cannot discover the way in which the story whose unfinished work he completed, was probably that he buried himself in La Trappe could have responsible) respecting the “ versatility of the originated. I am positively informed that the baronet's theological opinions," regrets they baronet's surviving acquaintances are "perfectly should not have been qualified by remarking" that convinced he neve vas a Trappist.” If the obitustability of sentiment which has accompanied a ary notice in the Gent.'s Mag. for June, 1834, cormaturity of judgment resulting from inquiry, and rectly states that a “ daughter was with him to the rendered permanent by conscientious investiga- last," it is certain he could never have been, even tion. More than forty-six (43 ?) years have elapsed for a short period, the inmate of a Trappist mosince this . pious and worthy country gentle- nastery. man has enjoyed the honour of being a clergyman It may be thought I have occupied too much of of the Church of England,” &c. Drew also calls your space in the refutation of an idle story, alhim the resident proprietor of Trelawn (which though I have, in doing so, been led to give some Drew considered the proper name of the place). notice of an eccentric, but in some respects estiIn 1824, then, Sir H. T. had changed neither his mable and highly-gifted individual. You may, faith nor his residence. Drew, a native of St. however, consider it not undesirable to mark with Austell, within twenty miles of Trelawny, could reprobation the prevailing tendency to render not have been ignorant of Sir H. T.'s where- secondhand books more attractive by connecting abouts, and being a zealous Methodist would not them with stories as absurd and unfounded as that

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