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influence of John à Lasco, a Pole of high rank, 1743 the marriage of Alexander Blake and Hawho had arrived in England on the 13th of May gar Williams. in the same year. The letters patent constituting The deaths of Elizabeth Blake, Nicholas Blake, this Church, which was to be called “ Templum and Benjamin Blake, circa 1750-60. These three Domini Jesu,” were dated on the 24th of July, were the children of Benjamin Blake. The younger and will be found in Rymer's Federa, xv. 242., Benjamin again had four children, viz. : 1. Wiland in Burnet's History of the Reformation, vol. liam Blake, Speaker of the House of Assembly ; ü., Collection of Records, No. 51. John à Lasco, 2. Benjamin William Blake; 3. Nicholas Allen “natione Polanus,” was constituted the first super- Blake ; 4. Margaret Bonella Blake. intendent; and as ministers were nominated Gual. 3. In Barbadoes we find the will of Elizabeth, terus de Boemis, Martinus Flandrus, Franciscus wife of Nicholas Blake (merchant of London, and Riverius, and Rodolphus Gallus. By these names of Bishop's Mead, Kent), in 1663, in which their it would seem that the country of each was desig- son Nicholas is mentioned, and their relatives nated; but I am not sure that such was the fact. Prideaux, Mortimer, Turville, and Wilson. In The first name is variously read Deloenus, instead 1664, we find the marriage of the elder Nicholas of de Boemis; and what would be the meaning of Blake and Mrs. Mary Mussinden, and his marRiverius?
riage again with Mrs. Judith who died in 1. In the Index to the Works of the Parker 1667. He himself died in 1682.
B. Society, the first is entered as “Deloenus (Gual
South SEA STOCK. — Are there in the British ter) or Walter Delvin.” I believe the true name was Deloene, but should be glad to learn from
Museum any printed documents containing lists whence he came.
of the holders of South Sea Stock at any time
G. A. S. L. 2. The Fleming was certainly Martinus Micro- from 1711 to 1720 ? nius, some of whose letters written in London are THE COBLER OF GLOCESTER. Can any reader printed in the collection from Zurich printed for of “N. & Q.” give me information respecting the the Parker Society.
written of under this name, or 3. Franciscus Riverius was Perusel, afterwards who were the authors of the pamphlets respecting the minister at Wesel in the Duchy of Cleves, him, and the circumstances under which they who befriended the Duchess of Suffolk in her were written? I have in my possession exile, as appears in Foxe's interesting narrative of
* The Life and Death of Ralph Wallis the Cobler of that matter.
Glocester : together with some inquiry into the Mystery 4. The fourth was Vauville, who'married Joanna, of Conventicleism. London, printed by E. Okes for Wilthe attendant on the wife of Bishop Hooper. He liam Whitwood, 1670.” is sometimes called Richard instead of Rodolph, And I perceive that the Collectanea Glocestribut I suppose by mistake.
ensia, in the possession of John Delafield Phelps, Having failed to find these ministers duly de- Esq., Chavenage House, contains in addition to scribed in Mr. J. S. Burn's History of the Foreign this tract others
, entitled Room for the Cobler Protestant Refugees, 1846, I submit the above of Glocester and his Wife," “ The Cobler of Glonotices for correction and amplification.
cester revived,” and “The Young Cobler of GloIt is noticed by Strype, Eccles. Memorials, vol. cester, or Magna Charta -- Discourse of between ii. p. 241., that Martin Micronius carried the re- a poor Man and his Wife." But all I am able to gister of the Dutch church with him to Embden, gather from the first, which is the only one I have when that church was broken up on Queen Mary's read, is, that a religious controversy was carried accession. Is that register still in existence ? on with great violence, and that some controver
John Gough NichoLS. sialist at, or probably officially connected with,
Glocester took part in it, and was soundly abused
by an opponent in the above-mentioned imaginary BLAKE QUERIES. — Can any of the readers of biography.
J. J. P. “N. & Q.” point out the connexion and arrange- STENCH AND SMELL.ment of the following materials of a pedigree of
“ He observed that stink or stench meant no more Blake ?
than a strong impression on the olfactory nerves, and 1. The celebrated Admiral Robert Blake had might be applied to substances of the most opposite the following brothers, viz.: 1. Humphrey; 2. qualities ; that in the Dutch language stinken signified (Dr. of Physic) William ; 3. George, who obtained the most agreeable perfume as well as the most fetid in 1671 a patent for erecting a lighthouse in Bar
odour, as appears in Van Vloudel's translation of Horace
in that beautiful ode, Quis multa gracilis, &c. The words badoes; 4. Alexander ; 5. Samuel, an officer ; 6. liquidis perfusus odoribus, he translates, ran civet e mosBenjamin ; 7. Nicholas, a Spanish merchant of chata gestinken." — Humphry Clinker, vol. i. p. 28. ed. London trading with the West Indies.
1779. 2. In Jamaica, Nov. 6, 1717, we find the birth of Is the above quotation genuine, or manufacBenjamin, son of Benjamin and Blake. In tured by Smollett for the occasion ? I cannot find
moschata in the Dutch dictionary; and the dis- Robert REMINGTON, of Peterhouse, B.A. 1579– tinction between stinken and rieken is as clearly 80, was subsequently knighted, and made Premarked as in stench and smell, stinken having al- sident of Munster. He was the younger brother ways a bad meaning, and rieken generally a good of Richard Remington, successively archdeacon of
The words do not run like verse. Is Van Cleveland and the East Riding of York. Any Vloudel a Dutch author ?
E. M. farther particulars relative to Sir Robert RemARMORIAL. In the old moated house of the
ington will be acceptable to
C. H. & THOMPSON COOPER. Wallers at Groombridge, by Tonbridge Wells,
Cambridge. there is a painting of a female with the following armorial bearings: Per pale, 1. Azure a maunch Vowel Sounds. — Is there any work in existargent, a crescent cadency. 2. Sable a fess be- ence tracing the change of sound which the vowels tween three sheep or animals resembling them, have undergone since printing was introduced ? argent.
In such words as Aaron, Naaman, Caaba, CaAlso, on another picture are three coats with naan, Salaam, Baal, Kraal, was not the double Per pale, dexter, Waller; middle, a saltire engrailed intended to represent the sound “ay,” as in ermine between four roundels, on a chief a doe "day"? And ought not the accent to fall on the couchant sinister, on three bends eight martlets, syllable which contains the double a ? J. J. S. 3, 2, 1.
ALFIERI.—Who is the author of an English inIf any correspondent can inform the writer to terlinear translation of Merope, according to the whom the above armorial bearings belong he will Hamiltonian system, published about thirty years mucb oblige
since? Is there an English translation of Orestes SENEX's “ MAP OF IRELAND.” — I have a good- by Mr. W. R. Wright, in the second edition of sized and rather well-executed' map, entitled “ A
Hore Ionicæ and other Poems, London, 1816 ? New Map of Ireland, from the latest Observation,"
A. Z. by John Senex, and “inscrib'd to the Right Hon. MaelstROM.—Where shall I find the following Simon Lord Lovat, &c., 1720.” Were any
other line ? maps issued by the same individual ?
ABHBA. “ He looked down on the Maelstrom and the men in
misery." ANGLIN: LACount. — Is the name Anglin"
H. M. PARKER. known as an original English, Scotch, or Irish
INTERLUDES. — In the Amateurs' Magazine, pubname? And if so, to what locality does it belong? lished about the end of 1855 and 1856, I find the If not, is it known as a French name, or as a Scandinavian one? Is the name " Lacount" to
titles of the following interludes and dramatic
sketches :—No.IV. Nov. 1855, “Furnished Apartbe found in the British Isles ? G. A. S. L.
ments,” an interlude. Same number, “Two Scenes Sır EDWARD DERING. — According to Mr.
in a Cathedral." No. V. Dec. 1855, “The Lucky Forster's Arrest of the Five Members (p. 230.),
Picture," an interlude. No. VI. “A Scene in a Sir E. Dering was, in 1641-2, expelled the House
Scottish University;" of Commons for the preface to his speeches against
As I cannot obtain a sight of this publication, the Grand Remonstrance. But, at p. 350., we
could you oblige me by giving the names or inifind him taking part in the proceedings of the tials of the authors, if these are to be found in the Committee at Grocers' Hall. Had he been re
A. Z. stored to his position in the meanwhile
“ THE MANUSCRIPT.” -- There was published a
G. M. G. book with the following title, The Travels of HuAISLABIE OF STUDLEY, Co. YORK.— Elizabeth, manus in search of the Temple of Happiness, an daughter of John, 6th Earl of Exeter, married allegory, by William Lucas, London, 1809, 12mo. Wm. Aislabie, Esq., son and heir of John Aisla- At the end of the volume there is a short interbie, Esq., of Studley, and died leaving issue lude, called “The Manuscript." What is the several children. Who were these children > What subject of this piece, and who are the dramatis connexion was there between George Aislabie, of persona ?
A. Z. Studley, Esq., whose daughter married Sir Wm.
THE REAY COUNTRY. Will you allow me, Robinson, Bart., and the above-named Elizabeth? through your “ N. & Q.," to ask, How first came
the name of the Reay Country to be so desigPAUL WASHINGTON alias Haine, of Christ's nated, its original name having been, as you are College, Cambridge, in or about 1629, wrote a aware, Strathnaver, from Strath, in Scotch a valpamphlet against Archbishop Ussher. Any in- ley, and Naver, the river which watered it, or formation respecting this pamphlet or its author ran through it? Did the first proprietor or will be acceptable to C. H. & THOMPSON COOPER. tenant-in-chief give his name to it ? or was it Cambridge.
called the Reay Country from the reays, or red deer which run over it, the Anglo-Saxon name tory of church music into three parts: the first finishes for a roe deer being ra? I saw something in
at ihe pontificate of St. Gregory; the second goes as far
as the fifteenth century; and the third to his own time. your Notes in relation to it some time ago, but
In 1784, he published a work of more importance, under nothing accounting for the name. Therefore
the title of " Scriptores Ecclesiastici de Musica Sacra, perhaps you will indulge my curiosity, and insert potissimum ex variis Italiæ, Galliæ, et Germaniæ Codithe Query in another form ?
ONE Ray. cibus collecti.” 3 vols. 4to. This is a collection of all
the ancient authors who have written on music, from the RANDLE COTGRAVE, of Cheshire, admitted third century to the invention of printing, and whose scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge, on the
works had remained in manuscript. Forkel has given an Lady Margaret's foundation, 10th Nov. 1587, is analysis of it in his Histoire de la Musique. Gerbert died
in 1793.] author of a French and English Dictionary, published 1611, and subsequently reprinted several
" King's PREROGATIVE IN IMPOSITIONS." — Can times. We shall be glad of any information re- you acquaint me with the name of the “late specting him. Was he son of Hugh Cotgrave, learned judge” who wrote or delivered the folRichmond Herald, who died in or about 1584 ? lowing discourse :
C. H. & Thompson Cooper. “ A learned and necessary argument to prove that each RICHARDS's Welch Dictionary. I have lately subject hath a propriety in bis Goods. Shewing also the
extent of the King's Prerogative in Impositions upon the met with a Welch and English Dictionary by Goods of Merchants exported and imported out of and Thomas Richards, curate of Coychurch, published into this Kingdom. Together with a remonstrance preat Bristol in 1753. It seems a valuable and well- sented to the King's most excellent_Majesty by the executed compilation, so far as a stranger can
Honorable House of Commons in the Parliament holden judge. It is doubtless, however, well known to
Anno Dom. 1610, Annoq. Regis Jacobi, 7. By a late your British readers, and I shall feel obliged if Richard Bishop
for John Burroughes, and are to be sold
learned Judge of this Kingdome. London. Printed by they will communicate to “N. & Q.” their opinion
at his Shop at the signe of the Golden Dragon neare the of the book, as a work of authority or otherwise. Inner Temple gate in Fleet street, 1641."
Edw. YORK. “ALBION MAGAZINE." - A magazine under the [This work is by Sir Henry Yelverton, appointed title of the Albion Magazine was published about Judge of the Common Pleas, May 10, 1625. This learned the
argument, though written in 1610, was not published year 1829, under the editorship of Mr. J. B.
till 1641, eleven years after the author's death, and reRevis, I believe in Liverpool. If any correspon- published in 12mo. 1658. It was edited by J. B., i. e. dent of “ N. & Q.” has a copy of the first number, John Brydall. See Foss's Judges of England, vi. 389., I should feel very much obliged by the loan of it for a valuable biographical notice of this eminent judge. for a few days.
WILLIAM J. Thoms. Consult also our last volume, p. 382.] 40. St. George's Square,
“REGNO DELLE DUE SICILIE.” - The question, Belgrave Road, S.W.
“ What is the real meaning of the title · Regno CHARLES JOHNSTON. - Where may I find any
delle due Sicilie ?!” is I know repeatedly asked. biographical particulars of Charles Johnston, or
I have turned to several books of reference which Johnson, the author of Chrysal ; or, the Adven- profess to explain “ things not generally known," tures of a Guinea ? Watkins does not give mueh
but as yet have found no explanation of this term.
R. C. respecting him in his Biographical Dictionary ; and the "Sketch of the Author's Life,” prefixed [In 1720, the Austrians added Sicily to the kingdom to (I believe) the last edition of Chrysal (3 vols.
of Naples. But the war of 1734, waged by France and 12mo. London, 1822), is not much more explicit. Spain against Austria, transferred the crown of Naples, Wills, in his Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished Spain (the Infant Don Carlos), the new monarch assumIrishmen, gives him only six or seven lines (vol. vi. ing the title of “King of the Two Sicilies.” Hence the P. 211.).
Regno delle due Sicilie," "Royaume des deux Siciles," &c.
The application of the term “ Sicily " to the kingdom Queries with Answers.
of Naples as well as to Sicily the island is due to the
historical fact or tradition that a people called “Siculi” GERBERTI “ DE ARTE Musica."— Can you give inhabited for a while the South of Italy, passed over into me any information about the work of the Abbot Sicily, and there settled.] Gerbert, De Arte Musicâ à primâ Eccles. Ætat., Old Tom. – What is the origin of “Old Tom " etc..When published ? Whether procurable, as applied to cordial gin?
ANON. or where it can be seen?
R. F. S.
[When Messrs. Hodges, the celebrated distillers, carried [This work is entitled: “De Cantu et Musica Sacra a on business at Millbank, they had a partner ramed prima Ecclesiæ Ætate usque ad præsens Tempus. Auctore Thomas Chamberlain, who manufactured the gin, and as Martino Gerberto, Monasterii et Cong. S. Blasii in Silva the firm were patronised by Thomas Norris when be left Nigra Abbate S. Q. R. I. P. Typis San-Blasianis. 1774." their service and opened a gin palace in Great Russell 2 vols. 4to. There is a copy of it in the British Museum Street, Covent Garden, out of respect to his former master and in the Bodleian Library. Gerbert divided his his- he christened the cordial “Old Tom."]
OLERON. — Whence does the French island so sequent volumes of the 1st 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 Sapientiæ Socratica Joco-Seriæ, 19. 33., and for the latter to Sidon. Apoll, Ep. 8. 6. Aso containing four articles on the “ Depositio in Acacording to Valesius, an excellent authority, Üliarus is the more ancient name (Notit. Gall., 1675, p. 616.) The town
demiis usitata,” which, as your valuable correof 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 nensium.]
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 translaburied for centuries) a large toad crawled out.
And I have heard several workmen most posi- “ Verba Gregorii Nazianzeni breviter contracta, quotively 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
exagitent aut deludant, ut ejus fastum et arrogantiam in this instance the toad crawled a few yards on
(si quam forte habet) exstinguant, et humanum, ac fathe 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.
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 abstinence, 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 optract from his General Zoology, vol. iii. pt. i. p. 144. (edit. timi altissimique voluntate, aut concessione ferre con1802): “It might seem unpardonable to conclude the venit, atque adeo oportet in hac sua scholastica militia." history of this animal without mentioning the very extraordinary 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. 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 Salthigh degree of scepticism as to these supposed facts, and ing"), our author supplies the same symbolism as in expressing my suspicions that proper attention, in
that in 1st S. ii. 151. But in juxta-position with such cases, was not paid to the real situation of the ani
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 (1st 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 aspersas, si the moment to the surrounding parts of the spot where it tamen non sit immodicus, adfert aliquid propriæ voluptawas 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 upon being again opened some months after were found sordidos ciet affectus. . . . Usus itaque vini modum, opdead. ]
portunitatem, locum atque tempus in decoro sapientiæ usu salis monstratæ denotat ... ne inconcinni videa
mur. .” (Compare Bacon's Advancement of Learning, Replies.
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
Of the par
mal . . :
hexameter and iambic verses by Fridericus Wide.
“ COQUELINER.” bramus:
(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 auothers 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 yesterday 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. ... And what is more, for such injuries and outrages from the press of Firmin Didot Frères, printers
But some twenty years ago (in 1842) there issued 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 producpath 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 torturers. . . . . Hear further an admirable trick. They under the auspices of the Academy, and under
Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française, published placed before me an inkstand, with pens and paper, and 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 apinkstand. Hereupon one of them jumped up, and rapped me on the fingers with a stick. •Ve 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 uproarious laughter from himself and bis companions. The contents were as follows:- My
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 nursed, 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 foods 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 Cotgrave 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 burst with laughter; they thrust the letter into my his Dictionary is excellent. But still, being an face. How they knocked me about! I had rather die than go through it again. 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 :
“ La nomenclature de Cotgrave est riche; on pourrait " Si qua dante Deo tam crasso e stipite possim, 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 rectum.” — Widebramus.
quelquefois. On y trouve, par exemple, le pretendu mot “ Ut hunc novum ceu militem
ARCOTIC, traduit par benumbing, soporifique: c'est éviNostrum 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