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NOTES AND QUERIES, no s. XIL DEC. 25, 1909.

of Importance in their Day, 1 where Dodington figures as one of that class. But there is no reason, I think, to doubt the genuineness of his patronage of the poetic tribe in the early years of his life, and his wit in conversa- tion was acknowledged by all his contem- poraries. A lively description of his ways in social life, his absence of taste, with his occasional lapses into indiscretion in con- versation, his appreciation of the classics, especially Tacitus, and the flashes of his ready wit when he was lolling in his chair " in

Zfect apathy and self -command/ 1 without ing or snoring, is given by Richard Cumberland in his ' Memoirs.' Cumberland adds that Dodington " had his serious hours and gravest topics, which he would handle with all due solemnity of thought and language." W. P. COURTNEY.


(Continued from 10 S. x. 506.) TWENTY-FOURTH LIST.

Herrick (Robert), 1647-8. The following references are to the edition by George Saintsbury, 1893 :

Christmas and New Year Customs, i. 162.

Christmas sports and carols, ii. 64-5, 197.

Mistletoe, ii. 207.

Circumcision and New Year, ii. 199, 202, 263.

Epiphany, Twelve-tide, ii. 22, 202.

Doddridge (P.), 1725. Often preached on 25 December, which he calls " Christmas Sl in his letters. See his ' Works/ Leeds, 1803, vol. ii.

F. (C.). The Merry Medley; or, A Christmas Box for Gay Gallants and Good Companions. 12mo, 1744.

Davies (David). Christmas Day Sermon at the Unitarian Chapel, Belper. 8vo, 1809.

Alliott (R.). Reply to the preceding.

Bancroft (Aaron). A Christmas Sermon. U.S.A., 8vo, 1819.

Barrett (W. A.). Flowers and Festivals. 8vo, 22 coloured plates, 1868.

Harris, Hatch, and Wiseman. Logs for the Christmas Fire. Sm. 4to, illustrated, 1876.

Evans (A. J. ). Christmas and Ancestor Wor- ship in the Black Mountain. 1881.

Lyttleton (Edith). A Christmas Morality Play. 1908.

Gannett (W. C.), Unitarian. The Christmas Birth -Poem. 1908.

Benson (R. H.). A Mystery Play in Honour ofythe Nativity of our Lord. 1908.

Begbie (Agnes). Christmas Songs and Carols. Illustrated by Edith Calvert. 1908.

The Romance of Christmas. An article in The Times, 25 Dec., 1908.

The Robin. In the same, 26 Dec., 1908. '

The Nativity in Italian Art. An article in The uardian, 23 Dec., 1908, p. 2145.

Jackson (F. Hamilton). Shores of the Adriatic, Austrian Side. 1908. Christmas customs, pp. 13-15, 391.

Scannell (F. and E.). Christmas in England. Also, Christmas in France, Germany, and Italy 8vo, n.d.

Graham (J. W.). ' Christmas in the West Indies,' an article in The Durham Univ. Journ., xviii. 150. 1909.

Maylam (Percy). The Hoodening Horse, an East Kent Christmas custom. See 10 S. xi. 20.

The Christmas and Epiphany Star. See Memorials of Ripon,' Surt, Soc., iii. 207, and index, s.v.

Christmas games, 1491. See the Court Rolls of Dunster in Max well -Lyte's ' History of Dunster, 1 1909 : " Nobody shall hence- forth play at dice or cards in the borough, save only during ten days at Christmas."'

Boy-Bishop, on St. Nicholas's Day.

olet encouraged the observance ; see his

Life * by J. H. Lupton, 1887 (1909, pp. 175,

278). Much also about Christmas and the

Lord of Misrule in Machyn's ' Diary,'

Camd. Soc., index under ' Christmas l and

' Misrule. 1

Waits. In ' A Proper Dyaloge,' 1530' reprinted by Arber at the end of ' Rede me and be nott wrothe,* 1871, p. 164, Ezekiel xxxiii. 6 is expounded as "ye wayte or ye watcheman yat shulde haue blowen his borne.'*

In Scotland. An Act of Parliament in 1712 " enforced on the Scottish law courts a Christmas vacation,'-'- which was offensive to the nation (Clarke & Foxcroft, ' Life of Gilbert Burnet,' 1907, p. 451). W. C. B.

monument of Friendship. | remains of I Edward Brad-


KING'S LYNN. The following curious ipitaph is given in ' A General History of the County of Norfolk,'- 1829, as in the south aisle of St. Stephen's Chapel in St. Mar- garet's Church, King's Lynn :

Behold a rare

Dedicated to the remains of | field, Attorney at law ; | Happy while he was master of himself, | Unfortunate when he be- came the servant of others. | His fine Patrimony | and a Profession wherein he excelled gave him Independency | and every Enjoyment that could make Life agreeable. | But alas ! | His accepting the Office of Town Clerk, | subjected him to Servility | and to every Disappointment | that could make Death Desirable. | His experience of both Fortunes was remarkable : | In the Prosper- ous he was followed | as if he never had an Enemy : | In the Adverse he was deserted | as if he never had a Friend. | He died September 6th, 1737, aged 47, | leaving a widow and an only daughter. | He was defended while living, |