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a hillock and a mullet arg. Crest : 2 arms embowed holding an anchor. Motto : " Servare modum, naturam sequi, ftnemque tueri." Underneath : Few know my Face, tho' all Men do my Fame ; Look strictly, and you '11 quickly guess my Name : Through Deserts, Snows and Rain I made my Way,


WORDS AND PHRASES IN OLD

AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS.

(10 S. xi. 469; xii. 10.)

Buffer. Under the form " bufa " this word will be found in the 'N.E.D.' in the sense of a dog ; while under " buffer " Farmer and Henley give no fewer than eight definitions in their ' Slang and its Analogues.'

Caly. Years ago I noted at p. 80 of

DUTCH BOY AND THE DYKE. I shall be I Romans's * Florida ' the following passage, greatly obliged if some reader can give me | describing the Indian r " - 1 1 - fc "


My Life was daily risqu'd to gain the Day ! Glorious in Thought 1 but now my Hopes are gone ; Each friend grows shy, and I 'm at last undone.

"Feint par L. Tocque". Et grave" par J. G. Will en 1745. Sold by B. Cole, the corner of King's Head Court, near Fetter Lane, Holborn."

E. H. BATES.


dates and authorities for a Dutch tale.


jame of " chunke " They make an alley of about two hundred


The incidents relate to a brave boy who, feet in length, where a very smooth caly finding a leak in a dyke as he was going ground is laid, which when dry is very hard "; home somewhat late at night, stopped the and I concluded that " caly " was a mis- place with his hand until he was relieved | print for clay. ^ '~ "*- *"""


overflowed.


A. G.


for clay. Romans's work contains

next morning by some passer-by, and so various typographical peculiarities, some saved the neighbouring village from being | intentional, some not.

Campus. The " accurately dated instance prior to 1880 " MR. THORNTON will find in a paper printed in the Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts for March, 1897, iii. 431-7. The word arose in 1774 exactly how is not known at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), whence it and

until about everywhere The latter


FLINT PEBBLES AT BRIGHTON. Brighton beach is covered with more or less rounded flint pebbles, caused, of course, by the action of the sea, with comparatively few broken or chipped. Inland, everywhere, are to be found immense quantities of pieces of flint,


indications that they were once more or less round, like those on the beach unbroken or unchipped pieces being as few, I should say, as broken pieces on the beach. Can any reader of ' N. & Q.' explain this ?

J. BROWN. 88, St. Leonard's Road, Hove.


spread south, then


1870 it had supplanted almost the earlier " college yard." term, one of the earliest of Americanisms, was in use at Harvard College in 1639, still remains in use there, and was employed at Princeton when the word " campus " originated. MR. THORN- TON is mistaken in defining " campus " as the common expression for a college playground." At a few colleges the word


LORY OR LAWRY FAMILY. I should be

flad of any information concerning this imily. Richard Lory of St. Anthony,

Cornwall, married in 1681 at St. Keverne, has" this restricted meaning, but usually it Cornwall, Emblyn Kyner. Their great- means the college grounds in general, grandson Jacob of St. Keverne married | Cradley. I take this to be an adjective

formed from " cradle." If so, " cradley land " is land where it is necessary to use a cradle, " a light frame of wood attached to a scythe, having a row of long curved teeth parallel to the blade, to lay the corn more evenly in the swathe " (' N.E.D.').

Dandles. In The Salem (Mass.) Gazette of 18 Dec., 1812, are the following lines, taken from an Albany paper of 9 Dec. : He goes, he goes, the Conqueror goes Clap your dandles, shake your toes."


there in 1773 Alice Harvey of Grade. One of his sons was William, Commander R.N. I especially want to know who were Jacob's brothers and sisters, and who their descend- ants are. T. W. PENDARVES LORY. Lowestoft.

EARII OF BRISTOL'S HOUSE. Where was the Earl of Bristol's house in the City in 1628 ? (Rev.) S. SLADEN.

63, Ridgmount Gardens, W.C.


BEC-EN-HENT," HOUSE-NAME. Can any " He comes, he comes, the General comes of your readers kindly explain the origin Bite your fingers, suck your thumbs. "-


and meaning of these words ?


J. HERBERT.


These lines, whether from pretended "old ballad,"


real or merely perhaps a


are