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10 s. xii. OCT. 2, 1909.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


it back in haste. This meaning of the word has remained in use in Scotland to the present time. Anything that is unsteady, shaky, wavering, is said to be "jogglie" or "jooglie." Tennant (' Anster Fair,' ii. 22) gives his ardent lover a swaying, tenta- tive style of gait in these significant terms : Joggling at each wench's side, her joe Cracks many a rustic joke, his pow'r of wit to show. Children on a pile of brushwood rejoice in the "jogglie" character of their temporary support, their feelings being in sharp con- trast to those of the inexperienced stacker at the pinnacle of a newly risen haycock. In

(this word sounds less harsh than fraud). No English publisher in 1830 would have put his name to the book ; still less, it appears to me, would an American pub^ lisher in puritan New York of those ^ays.

In the 1842 edition Ryall has placed all the foot-notes at the end of the book, and numbered them. There are 493 ; nearly every note quotes an authority for the text.

Whoever the author was, there is no doubt that he was a man of great learning and vast reading ; and a man in the prime of life. The hundreds of books he quotes range over the whole of English literature,

all this, however, there is nothing suggestive to sav nothing of classical and foreign of trickery, the term being used objectively, authors.

and having no mental reference whatever. In the preamble he says that his rhapsody Jamieson connects it with " E. Teut. was composed many years since, schockel-en, vacillare, from schock-en, to "as may be supposed by the allusion to Master shake ; Su.-G. shak-a, id." He adds that Betty, the Cock Lane Ghost, &c. It was not in- "some derive joggle from Isl. jack-a, con- te " ded f r the press, but scribbled merely as a tinuo movere, Sw. juck-a, agitari." This ^ the nfeTZoTs" ' '" P retirement, far

exposition is in accordance with the Scottish T A i_- 7 -rr v

practice of these days. THOMAS BAYNE. Is ^is another supercherie? If not living

in London, he must have had access to a

'THE YAHOO' (10 S xii 130 177) lar g library, in order to verify his quota-

The author of this work was inquired for * ions ' , He must . have had meai f> Asides, in 1878 (5 S. ix. 88), when I wr6te to say P% for * he Fating, which is done in the (x. 239) that it was advertised as by the beautlful st y le of English books of those

N'S transcript of the note that aged 97, was the author


author of ' The Great Dragon Cast *Out,' a piece of information I think I must have

found in Holyoake and Ry all's paper The f

Movement (referred to in the Holyoake ! not that he te ^ at th ^ ^l* i

bibliography of Mr. C. W. F. Goss, 1908 lnterestln g ; b ^ who was he ? Surely a

p. 55) ' person who composed with such facility

' All my life I have felt an interest in finding SffU^SP published many other works,

out who the author of ' The Yahoo ' was! ? f ' T he Great Dra ? n C f V Ut ' a * tnbu ^ d

though I never saw the book itself ontti * *** same author ' X know absolutel y

lately. I have now looked at it for the I n i hm ? purpose of this reply.

To call * The Yahoo ' " the most out- liTl873 l"^ote Jr to Mr. G. J. Holyoake, I ^ eous P 16 ? 6 ? f b la sphemy ever printed"

and among other questions I asked him ? a er ? Bookseller s puff. Blasphemous

if he knew the name of the author, but he K certamlv 1S ' but n f ar1 ^ ev f tf v

did not take any notice of this question. ^ en fr ^ m S ^

Our National Library has two editions : jf 1 "? Hyron,

New York, 1830, and London, M. Byall, ? ave

1842. Anf^ov ic, ^,-,, ; T ij^^ I nave not

before m

Voltaire, &c. I any allusion I

'vy %>VAAV>L JJV^J.XV,V^iJ.j -I. 1 I \ fill, I1_ j llf* il

Another is given in Leypoldt's 4 American Catalogue,' 1880, p. 827, as

published by Mendhum, a well-known I JOHN BOSSOM, COOK OF UNIVERSITY publisher of advanced works. COLLEGE, OXFORD (10 S. xii. 150, 196).

The National Library only acquired their In the Rev. John Griffiths' s ' Index to Wills

pp. xxvm, 136, and errata; and by great stated to have been proved 25 April, 1732. good fortune is in the original boards just A perusal of the document will no doubt as issued. From this cover and the style give some information to F. DE H. L. The the print and general get-up I am satisfied wills themselves are at Oxford* In the that the book is an English publication, and preface information is given as to who were the American imprint is English supercherie I entitled to partake of the privileges of the