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learn the titles of any pamphlets or books written by him. Is any portrait of him known ? Will some correspondent kindly send me an exact transcription (as to letter- ing and spacing) of the inscription on tomb- stone in aisle of St. Margaret's, Westminster ? I am familiar with Bevan's ' History of St. David's,' and no portrait is known at the Palace, Abergwili.

(Miss) CHARLOTTE SIMPSON. Sandholm, Shorey Bank, Burnley.

LAMBPARK : " ONE LAMPTE." Lambpark is the name of a seven-acre field adjoining the glebe of Honiton, Devon. A quota- tion by Miss LEGA-WEEKES, ante, p. 346, suggests an etymology of the name which is novel to me, and I should like to ask for further information. That quotation is from a report of the year 1564-5, and con- tains the phrase : " one pece of ground called moarte parke, containing v acres .... geven to the maintenance of one lampte with morte." May I also ask for references as to the full meaning of " one lampte " ?

J. P. B.

Savile Club, W.

FILBERTS : " WHEN THE DEVIL GOES A-NTJTTING." In a facetious letter from Gervas Pigot (circa 1663-4), on the subject of a ' Key to Hudibras ' occurs the following sentence :

" It daf arridere no less than deridere, and so tickles their itching eares, that they cannot forbear scratching : in so much that I am almost of a beliefe the author had a design upon the presbiterian Luggs, to make them the verry scabbs of y e church, w ch (to save the pillory the labor) at y e next religious meeting when y e holy Sisters shall breath y m selves out into auricular confession, might fall off of them- selves as filberts do from there [sic] husks about Holyrood day, when the Divell ('tis said) goes a Nutting."

Is anything known of this legend ?


ST. BERNARD DOGS IN ENGLAND. I am collecting information on the early history of the St. Bernard dog in this country, and should be glad of information on the following points.

The anonymous author of ' A Tour to Great St. Bernard's and Round Mont Blanc ' (London, 8vo, 1827), in describing the dogs at the hospice, says : "I saw one of these dogs in London at the place where the models of Switzerland were exhibited." When and where was this exhibition held ? In what book or periodical is it described ?

A St. Bernard dog called " L'Ami " was imported in 1829, and " was exhibited in both London and Liverpool to many

thousand people at the charge of one shilling admission." His picture was lithographed by " Mr. Clarke of Holborn " (' Richardson : Dogs, their Origin and Varieties,' 1847.) I want a reference to an account of this exhibition. Who was "Mr. Clarke" ?

Where can I find an account of the dog exhibited by Albert Smith at the Egyptian Hall in 1852 ? PERCY MANNING.

6, St. Aldate's, Oxford.

REV. HENRY MORRIS OF BURNLEY, 1640-53. Particulars are desired of the earlier life of this minister parentage, college, whom he married, and names of his appointments. Was he Welsh ? He was from 1640 to 1653 minister of Burnley Parish Church, Lanes, and died there at the latter date. MARYLEBONE.

PARISH REGISTERS BEFORE 1538. Where can I find information on parish registers previous to Henry VIII.'s order of 1538 ? JOHN HAUTENVILLE COPE.

18, Harrington Court, S.W.

[Try Mr. A. M. Burke's * Key to Ancient Parish Registers.']

THE YEW IN POETRY. I should be grateful if readers of ' N. & Q.' could tell me where I can find the three following quotations : |te.fifiBfJEii)k^.lb.atf'lftlf'^ -

1. The Druid grove, where many a reverend yew j Hides from the thirsty beam the moontide dew.

2. Lonely and huge, the giant yew, , , - As champion to his country true, '~ . ^ j Stands forth to guard the rearward post,

The bulwark of the scattered host.

3. What scenes have passed since first this ancient


In all the strength of youthful beauty grew !

Here patriot Barons might have musing stood,

And plann'd the Charter for their country's good, &c.

The first two quotations have been attributed to Sir James Mackintosh, and the last to Fitzgerald ; but I have failed to trace them, though I have hunted in volumes by James Mackintosh (with and without the title) and by Fitzgerald from Edward FitzGerald to the " Small beer poet."

s%." LIE " IN SCOTCH LEGAL DOCUMENTS. What is the significance of the letters, or couplet, " lie," used frequently in the following way in ancient documents in Scotland ? In a Latin title-deed, in giving names of places untranslatable into Latin, the scribe inserts the Scotch, prefixing " lie." Again, in a long enumeration you find it introducing a clause. Sometimes it seems to mean nothing particular beyond a breath-