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and Secretary to, Cobbett, and who died in their house. Tilly gave the box and its contents to Mr. Ginn, as an acknowledgment of the kindness he had received from the Ginns in his last days. Reynolds purchased the box and its contents from Mr. Ginn lor 251., including the brain, with which item was a paper signed by Tilly, stating that he had removed the brain from the skull of Paine during the time that the remains were at Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London.

" Up to this time the bones of Paine could be clearly traced. But here the break occurs. Ginn told Reynolds that he had the bones of Paine in a bag, but could not find them at the time, as Mrs. Ginn was not at home. On Mrs. Ginn's return she said she had let the bones go with some rubbish when she cleared out the room after the death of Tilly." Pp. 5, 6.

" [Dr. Moncure D.] Conway in his article in the

New York Sun [25 May, 19021 writes: 'It

troubled me that any atom of Paine's unpurchas- able brain should be hawked about. So I offered 51. for it, and the offer was accepted. The seller was Mr. Charles Higham, a London second-hand book seller.' Conway took it back when he returned to America, and there buried it." P. 24.

MR. Dow writes : "I have recently heard that Dr. Stanton Coit possesses part of the skull." This is incorrect.

In May, 1902, the late Mr. G. J. Holyoake wrote to me that Dr. Clair J. Greece of Red- hill has relics of Paine and his friends.


8, Haverstock Road, Fairfield, Liverpool.

GOTHAM AND THE GOTHAMITES (10 S. xii. 128). I fear that it will be difficult to supple- ment MR. STAPLETON'S researches, but in my list of field-names I find a small enclosure in the parish of Aston Rowant, Oxon, called Cuckoo Pen, and another in Lewknor, while a long oval one in Shirburn has the same name. Beyond this I can give him no information. A. RHODES.

WINDOWS FROM CHURCH AT TRIER (10 S. xii. 109, 156). There is a composite window of French and Italian glass at the east end of the Jesus Chapel, Prittlewell Church, Essex. At the foot is the following inscrip- tion :

" This ancient stained glass is erected to the glory of God and to the memory of Sir Arundell Neave, Baronet, who died September 21st, 1877, by his widow the Hon ble Gwen Gertrude, Lady Neave."


" COFFEE " : ITS ETYMOLOGY (10 S. xii. 64, 111, 156). "The first European author who has made any mention of coffee is Rauwolfus, who was in the Levant in 1573." This is one of the ' Notes on Coffee ' at 1 S. i. 25, which with the reference may afford some information on the above subject. TOM JONES.

LEADEN FIGURES (10 S. xii. 28, 153). There is an article by Mr. Lawrence Weaver, F.S.A., on English leaden garden statues in The Burlington Magazine, vol. viii., 1905-6, pp. 385-92, but no mention is made of the whereabouts of their manufacture. Various other articles on leadwork by the same hand have appeared in this periodical. W. R. B. PRIDEAUX.

GOETHE ON " IGNORANCE IN MOTION " (10 S. xii. 88). MR. C. HORNE probably has in mind " Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action " (Goethe's ' Maxims and Reflections,' translated by Bailey Saunders, 1893, p. 108).


DRAWBRIDGES STILL IN USE (10 S. xii. 148). .At Cawdor Castle, in the North of Scotland, there is a drawbridge in, I think, working condition, but whether now in use I cannot say. R. B R.

South Shields.

I believe instances maybe found at Dove Castle, and at Shirbourne Castle, Oxon, the seat of Lord Macclesfield.


THE EEL-PIE SHOP (10 S. xii. 26, 93, 153). About 1875, when I was a schoolboy, Eel Pie Island, above Richmond, kept up its name by the regular supply (on half -holidays at any rate) of excellent eel-pies. They cost sixpence, and were dispensed piping-hot by an itinerant vendor with a tin-can. Whether he was really a survival, or was merely reviving a tradition of the island, I do not know ; but the pies were very good. FRANK SCHLOESSER.


MALTESE BEEFEATERS (10 S. xii. 148). This is, surely, a mare's nest, due to the

Possible fact that the Governor of Malta in 859 clothed two or three attendants at the Armoury in a quaint garb. I have it on the authority of a resident in 1864, a constant habitue of the Palace, that no such dress or institution then existed. During a service of seven years on the island I made a special study of all that was of interest in its past, and confess to hearing of this " corps " for the first time in the quoted extract. H. P. L.

WELSH JUDGES (10 S, xii. 28, 93). SENEX apparently is unaware of ' The History of the Great Sessions in Wales, 1542-1830. together with the Lives of the Welsh Judges ' (1899), by Mr. W. R, Williams.

G. F. R. B.