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ii s. xi. FEB. 27, i9i5.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


With regard to the Angell estates, Hutchins (' Hist, of Dorset,' 1870, iv. 201), describing the parish of Oborne or Woburn, states :

" After the Dissolution this manor, parcel of Sherborne Abbey, was granted to Richard Baker, Esq., and Richard Sackville, Knt., which last the same year had licence to alienate to Richard Angel and Margaret his wife, for their lives ; value HZ. Is. 8<7."

To this there is a foot-note :

" The estate of John Angell, Esq., of Stockwell, Surrey, was claimed by Mr. John Angell of Dublin, lessor of the plaintiff, and Benedict John Angell and William Angell, defendants. Evidence was collected and witnesses brought from Wales, Dorsetshire, the Isle of Wight, and Ireland ; but after a hearing which lasted four hours, at Croydon, 24 July, 1793, and a critical investiga- tion of the register book of Winterborne, and cross- examination of the curate and two other witnesses, the plaintiff was non-suited, Mr. Justice Buller telling Mr. Serjeant Bond, the leading counsel, that the plaintiff had not a foot to stand upon, even supported by his own register, although it had been evidently mutilated and garbled. ' I do not say by your client,' added the judge, ' but certainly for the purpose of connecting the family of Winterborne with the family of the testator.' The objection to the register was that the entry was written in an unusual way, forced into a leaf not belonging to that period or date ; and yet after the copy was taken, the leaf itself was by some- body cut out. Denne's Addenda to the History >f Lambeth, pp. 441, 442. Q. Which Winter-

borne was this ? (Note in last edition.)"


HARBISON = GREEN (US. xi. 108). COL- CHIPPINDALL states that Sir George Harrison, who was Assistant-Secretary to the Treasury 1805-26, was knighted 13 April, 1824; but Haydn's ' Book of Dignities ' gives him as created Knight Commander of the Order of the Guelphs in 1831. ' The Annual Register ' also gives 13 April, 1831.


ELIZABETH COBBOLD : HER DESCENT FROM EDMUND WALLER (11 S. xi. 109). In the m3moir of Mrs. Elizabeth Cobbold, published with her poems at Ipswich in 1825, it is mentioned that she was born in Watling Street, London ; that she was the daughter of Mr. Robert Knipe of Liverpool ; and that her mother's name was Waller. No- thing is said about a descent from Edmund Waller. She was born in 1765. I suggest a reference to Messrs. Smith, Elder & Co., the publishers of the ' Dictionary of National Biography,' for the name of the writer of the article, who might be referred to. F. P.

[According to the ' List of Writers ' prefixed to the ' D. N. B.,' the article was written by Miss Jennett Humphreys.]

LATINITY : MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS (11 S. x. 468, 515; xi. 53). In 'The Works of Samuel Parr, LL.D.,' with memoirs- by John Johnstone, M.D., 1828, vol. iv., are many Latin inscriptions written by Parr. Among them (p. 565) is one in memory of Dr. John Taylor, which ends thus : " moni- mentum hocce honorarium poni curaverunt.' r It is, or was, at Norwich (p. 678) " in hao- capella cujus ille fundamenta olim jecerat.' r The memorial of Frederick Commerell (p. 568) ends with "poni curavit." The same words are (p. 592) at the end of the inscription in memory of Guy, Earl of Warwick, placed ,. I suppose, under or near the ancient statue- in the chapel at Guy's Cliff. On p. 558- Dr. Parr is quoted as saying :

" Concerning Inscription-writing, my opinions- are founded upon a diligent and critical inspection of what has been published by Sponius, Reinesius,. Fabretti, Gruter, Muratorius, and Morcellus. The latter has written one of the most elegant and judicious books I ever read : and moreover he ha published a volume of Inscriptions written by his- own pen, in conformity to his own rules. None of the common classical writers are of much use ? and indeed I venture upon monumental phraseo- logy* for which no example is to be found in their works."

Among the inscriptions by Parr given in- his ' Works ' is the epitaph which is on the monument of Dr. Johnson in St. Paul's Cathedral. I need scarcely say that Dr. Parr was in his time a great writer of epitaphs. ROBERT PIERPOINT.

WOODHOUSE, SHOEMAKER AND POUT (11 S% xi. 89, 137). It should not be forgotten that Johnson is reported to have spoken " with much contempt of the notice taken of Woodhouse, the poetical shoemaker. He said it was all vanity and childishness : and that such- objects were, to those who patronize them, mere mirrors of their own superiority. ' They had better (said he,) furnish the man with good imple- ments for his trade, than raise subscriptions for his poems. He may make an excellent shoe- maker, but can never make a good poet. A school-boy's exercise may be a pretty thing ton a school-boy, but it is no treat for a man.' ' From the 'Collectanea* furnished by the Rev- Dr. Maxwell, Boswell's 'Johnson,' 9th edition,. 1822, ii. 116.

By my quotation of Johnson's condemna- tion of the shoemaker-poet I am reminded of a speech which I. read, or perhaps only a story which I heard, many years ago.

A working-man remarked in addressing his audience :

"What can Lord Derby do ? 'B can translate- 'omer, but 'e can't blow glass bottles." This Lord Derby was, of course, the four- teenth Earl. ROBERT PIERPOINT.