NOTES AND QUERIES, [to s. xii. JULY 17, 1909.
CABLYLE AND FBEEMASONBY : RICHARD CABLILE (10 S. xi. 370, 437; xii. 13). I have an earlier edition than 1836, the date given by Mr. RALPH THOMAS. The title page shows :
"An Exposure of Freemasonry, or a Mason's Printed Manual, with an introductory Key- stone to the Royal Arch of Freemasonry. By Richard Carlile. London, printed and published by R. Carlile, 62, Fleet Street. 1831." It is a small octavo of 87 pages.
I have also a later
"Manual of the First Three Degrees third
edition, revised and enlarged. By Richard Carlile. London, printed and published by R. Carlile, Fleet Street. Reprinted and published by W. Dugdale, Holywell Street, 1845."
W. B. H.
Carlile's ' Manual of Freemasonry ' was originally in three separate parts at five shillings each, Parts I. and II. appearing in 1836, and Part III. in 1837. The last named was printed and published by Alfred Carlile, Water Lane, Fleet Street. In this earlier form the volumes are of interest to collectors of Masonic and anti-Masonic literature, but later they were much altered and had some vogue as quasi-authoritative manuals. I have not heard of their being of great value, and very much doubt the story of their being bought up and destroyed.
In some correspondence I had with the late Mr. Holyoake he expressed the opinion that the best life of Carlile was that written by his daughter. ALECK ABRAHAMS.
"RHOMBUS" (10 S. xi. 448, 518). I regret that per incuriaml included in my reply the words " and remains to be solved." I was momentarily misled by Smith's mention of the fish before the geometrical figure. J. T. F.
FLEETWOOD OF CALWICH, co. STAFFOBD (10 S. xi. 183). In The Town and Country Magazine, viii. 503, the following death, on 20 July, 1776, is reported :
" Mr. John Gerrard Fleetwood (son of Charles Fleet wood, Esq., late patentee of Drury Lane Theatre) at Leeds, a performer in the York com- pany of comedians."
This is the ensign referred to by R. W.B., and as his son Lieut. John Gerrard Fleetwood, R.N., was living in 1811, the Calwich baronetcy did not become extinct at the death of Sir Thomas Fleetwood in 1802.
Charles Fleetwood, the Drury Lane patentee, mentions only two sons, Charles and Thomas, in his will, dated 20 July, 1743 (though provision is made for children
born later), so that John Gerrard Fleetwood, who died at Leeds, must have been born after it was made.
As Lieut, J. G. Fleetwood, R.N., had children living in 1811, it is possible there may be male representatives now alive descended from him ; but whether their ancestor was the male next of kin to Sir Thomas, who died in 1802, is still an open question.
The widow of the Drury Lane patentee married Francis Hayman, R.A., and there was one daughter born of this marriage.
F. M. R. HOLWOBTHY, Bromley, Kent.
BENJAMIN HANBTJBY'S LIBBABY (10 S. xii. 9). This library was sold at Messrs, Puttick & Simpson's, 20-22 April, 1864. A copy of the sale catalogue, with prices and names of purchasers, may be consulted at the British Museum (Newspaper Room).
SIB CUTHBEBT SLADE, BT. (10 S. xi. 508), The second baronet, Sir Frederic William Slade (1801-63), Q.C. and Bencher of the Middle Temple, married Barbara, sister of George, Lord Vaux of Harrowden, in whose pedigree the descent may be found through the Nevilles, I am told. A descent from the English Justinian, Edward I., is not an uncommon distinction. A. R. BAYLEY.
" VOLKSBUCHEB " (10 S. xii. 9). The complete series of G. O. Marbach's (not Marbuch's) collection of " Volksbiicher " appeared in 52 numbers, published at Leipsic by O. Wigand, from 1838 to 1849. A copy of it, bound in nine volumes, is preserved in the Taylorian Library, Oxford.
" FOSSEL," TEBM APPLIED TO DIAMONDS (10 S. xi. 186, 496). May we conjecture that this term is a misprint for faucet, or fauset, an obsolete word applied to a faceted stone ? See quotations (of the required date) in ' N.E.D.,' s.v. faucet, sb. 2
L. R. M. STBACHAN. Heidelberg.
DICKENS' s " AUTOMATON D ANCEBS " (10 S. xi. 289, 357). Some similar contrivance to Dickens's " piping organ of weak intellect, with an imbecile party of automaton dancers," is introduced in Donne's second satire (11. 15, 16) :
As in some Organs. Puppits dance above
And bellows pant below, which them do move,
EDWABD BENSLY. Aberystwyth.