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NOTES AND QUERIES. [ii s. XL JAN. 30, 1915 ;

frontispiece to ' The Merry Companion,' 1721 ; and ' Bromley's Engraved British Portraits,' 1793, has a 'similar entry; so that some confusion seems to exist, in which I hardly think the " Philomath " writer is concerned.

W. B. H.

AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED. Can any reader tell me the author of the follow- ing ?

Sure there are poets that did never dream Upon Parnassus, nor did taste the stream Of Helicon, and therefore we suppose Those made not poets, but the poets those.

MOTHER ELIZABETEI, Superior O.S.M.A. Grafton House, Beavor Lane, Hammersmith, W.

" Religion brought forth Riches, and the daughter devoured the mother."

This is quoted as an old saying in Overall's ' Convocation Book,' Parker, 1844, p. 221. Can its origin be given ?


" QUAY " : " KEY." From 1300 to 1350 I find "quay" spelt "kaye," " caye, " and " cay "; and in Latin, Tcayus, cay us, Icaius, and caius. As is well known, it has no connexion with "key," which was also spelt "kay" and "kaye," apart from its other forms. The modern pronunciation of "key" seems to have crept in from the North, and the asso- ciation of sound presumably caused " quay " to be similarly pronounced. It is curious, how- ever, that the name of the co-founder of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, should be pronounced " Keys," seeing that he flourished long before the modern pronun- ciation of " key," much less " quay," was adopted in England. Presumably he de- rived his name from an ancestor who looked after the quay or quays. I have not received the section Q R of the ' N.E.D.,' and do not know if it has been published. Perhaps some one can enlighten me as to " quay" when and how it assumed its present form, for which, on the face of it, there seems to be neither rime nor reason.


Sedgeford Hall, Norfolk.

[The section of the ' N.E.D.' covering Q was published on 1 October, 1902. All R is also published.]

MARKLE HILL, HEREFORD. The most recent earthquake reminds me that Max Misson in his ' New Voyage to Italy ' (London, 1695) stated that' he remembered having read with a great deal of pleasure what English naturalists had written about the birth of Markle Hill, which had risen from the ground in three days and nights,

about thirty-three years after the famous Monte Nuovo in Italy. The latter was formed in the night between 19 and 20 Sept., 1538. Where could one see what English naturalists had written in those days ?

L. L. K.

FAMILIES OF KAY AND KEY. Are these originally the same ? What publication gives their history ? "Key" (common noun) seems to rime with " -ay" in Shakespeare.

J. K.

S. Africa.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WANTED. I should be glad to obtain further information concerning the following Old Westminsters : (1) John Oakeley, K.S. 1698. (2)" William O'Brien, son of Henry O'Brien of Dublin Citv, K.S. 1736. (3) Henry Ockley of Trin. Coll., Carnb., B.A. 1629/30. (4) Nicholas Orme, third son of John Orme, elected to Ch. Ch., Oxon, 1615, and called to the Bar at Lin- coln's Inn, 25 Nov., 1623. (5) Richard Orme of Ch. Ch., Oxon, M.A. 1618. (6) Charles Osborn, son of Edward Osborn of Seething, Norfolk, of Trin. Coll., Camb., M.A. 1699. (7) Nicholas Osborne, son of Sir John Osborne, Bart., admitted to Lin- coln's Inn, 28 Dec., 1749. (8) Matthew Owen, elected to Ch. Ch., Oxon, 1684. (9) William Owen of Ch. Ch., Oxon, M.A. 1618. G. F. B. B.

THE SACRIFICE OF A SNOW-WHITE BULL. The following is taken from the ' J&ueid,' Book V. 1. 233, English translation by Dr. J. W. Mackail :

" Gods over whose waters I run, to your altars

on this beach will I joyfully bring a snow-white bull."

Is there any authority for the saying that the Druid priests bred the snow-white bull for a similar purpose ? W. M.

PEIITHES-LES-HURLUS. This is a frontier village prominently mentioned in recent military engagements. What does the latter part of the name mean V


Glendora, Hindhead, Surrey.

THE AYRTON LIGHT ON THE CLOCK TOWER AT WESTMINSTER. Can any one give the date when the Ayrton Light on the Clock Tower at Westminster was first lighted ? It was erected during the period when A. S. Ayrton was the Commissioner of Works, 1869-73, and was called the Ayrton Light in its early days. W. HAYLEK.

South Norwood. "