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NOTES AND QUERIES. [io s. xii. JULY 3, 1909.


that he " was placed at Warminster School and best of any others, being never calendered nor in 1785, entered a commoner at Winchester whitened with pap, like the others, but imported College in 1790, and removed in "^ "~ ' lust as lt comes fro to Trinity College, Oxford." I 1


1793,

believe that

this statement, which the 'D.N.B.' (Joe. cit.) reproduces with verbal alterations, is


Just as it comes from the whitster, and is a yard, tj , uarter) and a ha if w ide." 4 A New General English Dictionary,' begun by Thomas Dyche, finished by William Pardon, 10th ed., Dublin, 1758.


Juliers (in German Jiilich) is in what

substantially correct, and that the substitu- now a par t o f Prussia, about 22 miles west tion in the ' Index and Epitome' of " West- o f Cologne. In Mcolas Visscher's ' Belgii " " " Regii ' '


Tabula ' and in Frederic de Wit's ' Germanise Tabula ' it is called " Gulick," in the Juliacensis Ducatus.

May I point out that " holland " in the singular means a certain kind of linen, and that " Hollands " (with the s) means clutch ROBERT PIERPOINT. also refers "Gulix" to


minster " for " Warminster s an error. In 1785 the Rev. Thomas Huntingford, who had been a Winchester scholar, was master of Warminster School. He died on 18 March, 1787, and was succeeded, both at the school and at the rectory of Corsley, by his elder brother George Isaac Huntingford (' D.N.B.' em ? cxviii. 306), who had been an assistant [pROFi MooRE SMITH master at Winchester since 1776, or perhaps Gulike or Juliers.l earlier. G. I. Huntingford returned to Winchester upon his appointment as Warden DR. JOHNSON'S WATCH (10 S. xi. 281, 494). of the College in December, 1789, and There is no various reading yap, and there Ingram was one of his pupils who followed is no "for" in any of the English versions. him from Warminster. It is not clear that The insertion therefore must have been a Ingram was at Winchester in 1790, as he is slip of memory on the part either of Johnson not on the school roll of that year ; but he or (much more probably) of Boswell, was certainly there in 1791 and 1792. who states that he saw the dial himself.

On the deatli of Thomas Huntingford, his Perhaps it still exists. W. T. LYNN.

widow (Mary) and their children became members of G. I. Huntingford's household. DB - JOHNSON'S UNCLE HANGED (10 S. xi. The widow was buried in Winchester ^29, 495). I met with another version of Cathedral in September, 1814. I should be ^ia, curiously, in a grammar of the Servian glad to ascertain her parentage. Her language, by M. E, Muza. Among the daughter Charlotte Oliver married in July, reading exercises is a story to the effect that 1796, Timothy Stonhouse Vigor, Arch- " Dr. Dzonstn," when asking a lady to deacon of Gloucester (1804-14), and was m arry him, candidly confessed to her that grandmother to George Ridding, the late ne had no money, and that an uncle of his


Bishop of Southwell

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Fether- xomenses '

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, i. 351, rence appears instead of " Lawne."

W. C. B.

GULEX HOLLAND (10 S. xi. 470). " Gulix " appears in ' The New TCnwliaVi -n;*:~


been hanged. Some women would have made Johnson feel that he had " perdu un bon taisir," as an old French author pic- turesquely puts it ; but this one justified his confidence by replying that she had no more money than he had, and that though no member of her family had been hanged, there were several who deserved hanging. The Servian writer does not state where he obtained this anecdote.

JAS. PLATT, Jun.


Juhers. The three quotations from 1696 to 1880. That of tl century has " Guilix." Add :

" TTrllnr>rl

Hiana a curious sort of linen

the manufacture of the provinces ui xionana

lesland, &c., whence it is named; the principal

mart or staple of this cloth is Haerlem wSethP??/

SaBiSriri?** parts as sSiSSftrfi

itened, &c. It is wove of various widths r^

finenesses according to the purposes intended for*

ig commonly called Gulix Holland, a

the *&M&?S^mZ*Zi


wishes to know whether any

&ul ' S ^ atureS SUrvive '" and ' where they are. In the preface to the

Memoirs of Rear- Admiral Paul Jones,' P ublished at Edinburgh in 1830, we read :- the above Papers and documents, the een fu ^ished with the letters written b - y Pa ^ J ? nes to his relations in Scotland, from the ,!?-, ^ he was a ship-boy at Whitehaven [i.e. in 17 ^ 9] ? U he died an Admiral in the Russian Service and the wearer of sev eral Orders." At i. 13-17 the editor quotes from letters dated 22 Sept., 1772, and 5 Aug., 1770.