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NOTES AND QUERIES. [io s. XH. JULY 31, im


lican without guile and without reproach," and John Godolphin, a Puritan judge of the Admiralty Court.

To the above names may be added the f ollowing : Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill and first Earl of Orrery, statesman, soldier, and dramatist, who, according to Wood, " received some of his academical education in Oxon " ; Sir John Danvers the regicide, stepfather of George Herbert the poet, who sat for the University in the Short Parliament ; John Hewson, regicide, soldier, and some- time shoemaker, who was created M.A. in 1649 ; John Okey, regicide and colonel of dragoons at Naseby, created M.A. the same year ; and Sir Thomas Widdrington, Speaker of the House of Commons in 1656 and Com- missioner of the Great Seal, who, thinks Wood, studied at both Universities.

We have apcounted for three of the five members impeached by Charles I. at the beginning of 1642 to wit, " King Pym," Hampden, and Strode. The other two Denzil Holies, first Baron Holies of Ifield, and Sir Arthur Hesilrige; appear to have TDeen at neither University. But a member of the Upper House impeached at the same time, Edward Montagu, second Earl of Manchester, was of Sidney Sussex College, 'Cambridge, and ultimately Chancellor of his University. Manchester, who the next year became Major-General of the Associated Counties, was at the time of his impeach- ment generally known by the courtesy title of Viscount Mandeville, although he Jiad been created Baron Montagu, of Kim- bolton. Oliver Cromwell himself, to whom Manchester, in his military capacity, was especially obnoxious, came of the same College ; and in 1651 was elected Chancellor of Oxford, holding that office until July, 1657, when he was succeeded by his son Richard. Oliver appointed John Owen his Vice-Chancellor, under whose efficient rule the elder University prospered greatly.

To Trinity, Cambridge, belongs the fiery Independent divine Hugh Peters, who perished on the scaffold after the Restora- tion as an abettor of the execution of Charles I.

St. John the Evangelist's College claims Sir Thomas Fairfax, third Baron Fairfax of Cameron, the celebrated Commander-in- Chief ; Sir Algernon Percy, tenth Earl of Northumberland, "the proudest man alive" ; .and Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Bt., Puritan and .antiquary.

Emmanuel counts among her worthies Sir Robert Rich, second Earl of Warwick, who succeeded Northumberland as Lord


High Admiral, and whose grandson married the Protector's daughter ; Basil Feilding, second Earl of Denbigh, the general ; Sir Harbottle Grirnston, Bt., judge and Speaker of the Convention Parliament of 1660 ; and Stephen Marshall, the celebrated Presby- terian divine, whose sermons, especially the funeral sermon for Pym, helped to guide the course of events.

To Queens' belong Oliver St. John, Chief Justice of Common Pleas ; Sir Philip Staple- ton the soldier ; and John Goodwin, re- publican divine and author. Thomas Good- win, Independent divine, was of Christ's and Catherine Hall, and in 1650 President of Magdalen, Oxon.

Peterhouse claims John Hutchinson the regicide, whose wife wrote his life.

Magdalene numbers among her worthies Sir Edward Dering, Bt., antiquary and politician, who suffered at the hands of both parties.

Sir Edmond Prideaux, Bt., lawyer and politician, was M.A. of Cambridge, and incorporated M.A. at Oxford ; Sir Hugh Cholmley, who fought half-heartedly for Parliament and then turned Royalist, was at Jesus, Cambridge ; Thomas Scott the regicide was educated at Cambridge ; and so, according to Clarendon, was Sir John Wildman, politician. A. R. BAYLEY.


ILLUSTRATIONS OF SHAKESPEARE. (Continued from 10 S. vi. 423.)

' Macbeth,' IV. i. 52. Macbeth bids the witches " untie the winds and let them fight against the churches."

Richard Perrot, in ' Jacob's Vow,' 1627, says : If there be any wind stirring it is felt most near the church.

Dickens, ' Christmas Carol,' Stave I. " A, breezy spot say St. Paul's Churchyard, for instance."

A legend, current among the Florentines, relates how one day the Devil and the Wind had to pass through the Piazza del Duomo. The Devil, telling the Wind to wait for him outside, entered the sacristy. The Wind, however, beheld him no more, and still waits for him in the Piazza (Rivista Fioren- tina, Nov., 1908, pp. 72-81).

A windy part of the Close at Lincoln is known there as " Kill-Canon Corner."

' Antony and Cleopatra,' IV. xii. ' Hamlet,' III. ii. Cloud-shapes. (See 10 S. vi. 423.)

Swift, * Tale of a Tub,' 1704, Ep. Ded. " A large

cloud in the form of a bear, another with the

head of an ass, a third with claws likeadragon."

' King Henry VI.,' Part III., V. ii. 25. Warwick at the point of death exclaims : " Of all my lands is nothing left me but my body's length."

Meredith Hanmer, 'Ecclesiastical History,' 1585,