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10 s. xii. JULY si, 1909.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


about 1 to mile. It is distant from Petersfield about 10 miles, and from the border of Hampshire proper about 8 miles. It is east of the road from Chichester to Midhurst and Haslemere. The only place which appears in it is South Ambersham, which in vol. i. is described thus :

" A ty thing, in the parish of Steep, hundred of East Meon, Alton (South) division of the county of Southampton, though locally in the hundred of Easebourne, rape of Chichester, county of Sussex, 2 miles (E. by N.) from Midhurst, containing 183 inhabitants/'

The description of ISTorth Ambersham (not in the map) is the same, with the substitution of E.N.E. for E. by N., and 121 for 183.

Lewis's map of Sussex also shows this detached piece of Hampshire. I presume that it is now nominally as well as actually a part of Sussex, as it appears to be accord- ing to the Ordnance Survey.

I regret that in my reply (10 S. xi. 475) I misquoted the Times Atlas. After refer- ring to the Ordnance Survey, I find that I mistook the dot of West Meon for that of Petersfield. The Sussex border is, as F. K. P. says, about 2 miles east of Petersfield. If the explanation which I suggest is the true one, then Whatley understated the distance of Beesely from Petersfield by about 5 miles. ROBERT PIEBPOINT.

" ROLLICK " (10 S. xi. 490). The ' E.D.D.' gives the word as the equivalent substan- tivally of " frolic " (of which it would, indeed, appear to be a slight abbreviation), and peculiar, so far as instances are cited, to the West Yorkshire dialect : " Well, well, there 's no sich rollicks now " (Sutcliffe, 'Moor and Fell,' 1899, 331). Other in- stances will be found in the ' H.E.D.'


xi. 490 ; xii. 13)." All the world and Bingham " was used in South Lincolnshire as an equivalent, e.g., " * All the world and Bingham ' will come to the flower-show." I do not think I have ever heard the phrase in the sense of everywhere and Bingham.


" WHAT THE DEVIL SAID TO NOAH " (10 S. xii. 10). This appears to be a variant of an old West Riding story. Noah offered a passage to a Pudsey man, who declined it because the fare was too high. His words were : "Thee and thy ark may go to

, for it's bahn to tak oop." This means that the weather would improve. J. J. F.

THIMBLES (10 S. xi. 66, 116). At the atter reference MR. APPERSON says that no proof has been given of the existence of John Lofting ; but he is mistaken. Lofting took out a patent for making thimbles on 4 April, 1693 (No. 319), and he established a manufactory in Great Marlow, where he was buried 17 June, 1742, as shown by

he parish register. There is a notice of

lim in the * Dictionary of National Bio- graphy ' by R. B. P.

THE EEL-PIE SHOP (10 S. xii. 26). I can ust recollect a shop known as a " pie shop " still a confectioner's in this town ; but .he " pieman " has not wholly disappeared. There is only one left now, but he is appa- rently doing a good trade, and his cry of ' Pie-ot ! Pie-ot ! " is very much to be leard on market days. His portable oven is a smart affair of tin, kept very bright, with a copper handle and a bit of green

>aize over the top. It has a small charcoal

crazier, and the gravy is carried in a special receptacle. The pies look and smell quite appetizing. E. E. STREET.


WELSH JUDGES (10 S. xii. 28). There is, I believe, no printed biographical list of the old Welsh judges after the manner of Foss's ' Judges of England.' In ' The Book of Dignities ' by Haydn, continued up to 1890, p. 386, there is a list of the Chief Justices and of the second or Puisne Justices. They are described as " Judges of the Court of Session of the County Palatine of Chester, &c. From the accession of King James I. to the abolition of the Courts in 1830 under 1 Wm. IV., cap. 70." The &c. means " and the Judges of the Courts of Great Sessions in the Principality of Wales." See section 14 of that Act.

I expect I am stating what SENEX already knows. HARRY B. POLAND.

Inner Temple.

GAINSBOROUGH, ARCHITECT, c. 1300 (10 S. xi. 449 ; xii. 18). The ' Lincoln Pocket Guide,' by Sir Charles Anderson, third edition, edited after his death by the Rev. A. R. Maddison, Priest -Vicar of Lincoln Cathedral (London, Stanford, 1892), has the following :

" About 1290 Richard de Stow, Cementarius, was

employed to build he is probably the same

Richard de Gainsborough whose grave is in the cloisters." P. 119. .

"The magnificent sculptures in the choir oi angels appear to have been the work of Richard de Stow or de Gainsborough, and a band of sculptors, whose names have been rescued from oblivion by the late Mr. Joseph Hunter." P. 120.