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10 s. XIL NOV. 13, 1909.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


great execution, otherwise thou art tide at rack j and manger, and drinkest nothing but the aqua \ vitce of vengeance all thy life time. The pro- j verbe gives it foorth thou art a knave, and there- i fore I have more hope thou art some manner of a good fellowe : let me intreate thee (since thou | hast other iniquities inough to circumvent us withall) to wype this sinne out of the catalogue of thy subtilties : helpe to blast the vynes, and sow [sour ?] the wines in the cellers and merchants storehouses . . . . "

I confess I cannot see precisely what is meant by this long account. I cannot see much that is tangible by which to associate it with the ballad hero. Yet that this is not an isolated fancy, due solely to Nash himself, is perhaps shown by a brief reference in Jonson's ' Alchemist ' (Act I. sc. i.) :

'Slight, I bring you

No cheating Clim o' the doughs, or Claribels ;

and just possibly by stanza 40 of our ballad :

Then shall not helpe Clim of the Cloughe,

Nor yet Adam Bell, Though they came with a thousand mo,

Nor all the deucls in hell.

I should like much to obtain other impor- tant references to Clim of the Clough, and any floating traditions, &c., that can be used toward explaining these passages.


University of Kansas, U.S.A.

MILDEW IN BOOKS. In the First Series of

  • N. & Q.' a correspondent signing B. com-

plains (1 S. ii. 103) of mildew in books, as found in a public library in Liverpool. An- other correspondent, signing T. I. (same vol., p. 236), mentions a few facts about mildew, but does not give a remedy, and says there is no cure. Has the matter been treated in * N. <fc Q.' at other times? I am interested in the matter, having the care of books in a country where mildew is very frequent, and have observed that it depends entirely on the class of materials used in the binding. Of books standing on the same shelf in the same light, some have continually mildew on them, others not a particle.


Compostela, 49 (altos) Havana.

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CANNING ON " TOBY PHILPOT." On 6 March, 1827, George Canning, in reply to Sir John Copley, made a speech in favour of Roman Catholic Emancipation. He .detected that Copley had derived his facts and arguments from a pamphlet by Henry Phillpotts, Bishop of Exeter, and in his .speech made some allusion to " Toby Phil- pot."

Can any of your readers tell me where this allusion is to be found ? It does not appear in the published speeches of Canning, or in any life of him which I have been able to find. Was there a song, or a proverb or saying ? or did he merely allude to the familiar form of a beer- jug ?


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LUMLEY. Sir J. Savile Lumley (who after- wards took the additional name of Savile, and was raised to the peerage with the title of Baron Savile), while ambassador to Italy, wrote a short account of this process, which was published, I believe, as a Parliamentary paper, or " by command." Can any of your readers give me the reference to this ? I asked a question bearing on this at 10 S. x. 89, but received no reply.

J. F. ROTTON. Godalming.


" He [Plutarch] discards the tricks of the school, adoxography, epigram, and, as a rule, paradox." Glover, ' The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire,' p. 85.

What does this word mean ? It might mean, I suppose, discourse about obscure, ignoble people ; but as " adoxography " is mentioned among " the tricks of the school," it may perhaps be intended to mean saying what is, improbable or unexpected. The word does not occur in Liddell and Scott or in the ' New English Dictionary.' A. L. MAYHEW.

BASIL GOODE. I have an Early Victorian book-plate belonging to Basil Goode. The arms are Gules, a chevron arg. charged with three Tudor roses : in chief and base as many lions rampant. The crest is a lion passant. The motto is " Spes mea in deo." From the ribbon bearing the motto spring on the dexter side a branch of an oak, and on the sinister side a branch of palm.

I am told that this family are connected with one of the large landowners in South Wales, but I cannot trace any such con- nexion in the above arms. Can any of your readers help me as to the history of these arms or tell me how the Goodes became possessed of them ? TRIN. COLL. CAMB.

DR. LAURENCE WOMACK. Will some of your readers give me any biographical or personal particulars of Dr. L. Womack, Archdeacon of Suffolk ? He was a warm adherent of Charles I., and later Bishop of St. Davids (1683-5). I shall be glad to