io s. xii. DEC. 11, 1909.] NOTES AND QUERIES.
Webster, O.S.B., in the 'Catholic Ency- clopaedia/ as being " essentially solitary and contemplative, with a certain admixture of the cenobitic element. " Where precisely was this early Charterhouse School situate, and what is its history ? HABMATOPEGOS.
MADAME D'ABBLAY'S DIABY. I shall be glad to hear of the existence of portraits of any of the following persons. I wish to get engravings or photographs of paintings of them for a private collection I am making illustrating the Diary of Madame D'Arblay :
1. Col. Edward Gwynn, Equerry to George III., who married Miss Horneck.
2. Col. Robert Fulke-Greville, 1751-1824, 3rd son of Francis, 8th Baron Brooke and 1st Earl* of Warwick.
3. Sir Philip Jennings Clerke, M.P. for Totnes in 1782, died 1789.
4. Sir Thomas Clarges, Bt., M.P. for Lincoln, died 1782. LEVEBTON HABBIS.
70, Grosvenor Street, W.
' SKETCHES OF THE CAFFBE TBIBES,* 1851. The engravings in this small volume are supposed to be drawn by an artist named Walker. Is anything known of him ? He is said to have accompanied an expedi- tion into the interior some years before the publication of the book ?
75, High Street, Marylebone.
LITTLE AND BABNABDISTON FAMILIES. I have in my list of the ' Lords of the Manor of Alpheton 1 a gap of 200 years (1567- 1764). Can any of your readers help to fill it for me ?
Sir Roger Martin (Lord Mayor of London) sold the manor to "Houblon" of London (probably Jean Houbelon, after 1567). His daughter married John Littell or Little. Mrs. Little was lady of the manor in 1764. Thomas Barnardiston, merchant of London, married Elizabeth, dau. of John Clark, M.P. for Bury ; he lived 1637-1704.
Who were the Littles ? These and the others were probably all merchants of London. H. H. BABTBUM.
Alpheton Rectory, Long Melford, Suffolk.
COPPEE'S ' LA GBEVE DES FOBGEBONS.* I should be much obliged if any one could tell me of a good translation of Frangois Coppee's ' La Greve des Forgerons.* Some years ago an excellent one appeared, in one of the educational papers, I think, but I do not know whether it was ever published separately. M. C. D,
AUTHOBS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED. Can any of your readers supply the source of the following lines, printed at the end of a lecture by Prof. Karl Pearson ?
But here 's the plague,
That all this trouble conies of telling truth, Which truth, by when it reaches him, looks false, Seems to be just the thing it would supplant.
I should be glad to have a copy of the ditty of which the following couplet is the only bit I know :
The poker and tongs,
To the fire belongs.
Apparently this is a portion of a song which I judge was popular about the middle of the last century. COBNVALGIAN.
I shall be glad to learn where the following quotation comes from, and to have a trans- lation of it :
Fatetur transtulisse atque usum pro suis.
THOMAS S. BBEW. Littor House, Bally Ion gford, co. Kerry.
MABBIAGE LIKE A DEVONSHIBE LANE. I shall be much obliged if any of your readers will kindly tell me who was the author of a set of verses comparing marriage to a Devonshire lane. The piece begins, I believe, somewhat in this fashion :
In a Devonshire lane as I trotted along
Th' other day much in want of a subject for song, A. R. BAYLEY.
St. Margaret's, Malvern.
DEANEBIES UNATTACHED TO CATHEDBALS. Perhaps some reader of ' N. & Q-* can refer to an account, in an ecclesiastical or other work, of obsolete Deaneries, such as that of Wolverhampton, now merged in Windsor. Were Brecon and Middleham ever Deaneries ? Besides Westminster and St. James's (C.R.) and the Channel Islands, there appear now only to remain Windsor, Stamford, Battle, and Booking unless Dublin is counted as one. R- B.
FLEETWOOD OF ST. JOHN ZACHABY. The several references to this family which have lately appeared in these columns (see 10 S. xi. 183 ; xii. 58, 362, 373) remind me of an inquiry which I have long intended to make as to the identity of certain persons of the name.
Who were the Fleetwoods who were resid- ing in the parish of St. John Zachary in the last years of the sixteenth century and the opening years of the seventeenth ? The