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NOTES AND QUERIES. [ii s. XL MAB. 20, wis.


1794. She died 30 Sept., 1801; buried at Honiton, leaving issue. Are there any descendants of W. Elliott ? and what were the arms of Parker and Elliott ?

LEONARD C. PRICE. Essex Lodge, Ewell.

" THE MOST ELOQUENT VOICE OF OUR

CENTURY/'- In ' Essays in Criticism,' Second Series, Matthew Arnold wrote ( ' Essay on Milton,' 1888, first paragraph) :-

" The most eloquent voice of our century uttered, shortly before leaving the world, a warn- ing cry against ' the Anglo-Saxon contagion. 5 "

To whom did Matthew Arnold refer as " the most eloquent voice of our centurv " ?

J. T. G. Dublin.

[This question was asked at 11 S. ii. 229. Emerson, Victor Hugo, and S. T. Coleridge were suggested by various correspondents in reply. See pp. 318, 376, 438, of the same volume.]

' JUST TWENTY YEARS AGO.' Will some reader inform me w T ho was the author, and who composed the music, of this song ?

J. F. J.

Minneapolis.

REFERENCE WANTED. I should be very much obliged if any correspondent could tell me to what poet the following lines refer. They are taken from Mrs. Browning's ' Aurora Leigh,' book vii.

" There 's nothing great Nor small," has said a poet of our day, Whose voice will ring beyond the curfew of eve And not be thrown out by the matin's bell. Is the " poet of our day " Robert Brown- ing, and, if so, in which of his poems is the sentence to be found ? EMILY RYLEY. 46, Grosvenor Road, Birkdale, Lancashire. [Bartlett's 'Familiar Quotations,' 10th ed., in a note at p. 316, quotes from Emerson, ' Epigraph to History,' "There is no great and no small."]

ST. EDMUND RICH : ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL, OXFORD. John Aubrey writes in his ' Miscellanies ' (4th ed., 1857, p. 71) :

" The antiquities of Oxford tell us that St. Ed- mund, Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, did sometimes converse with an angel or nymph, at a spring without St. Clement's parish near Oxford; as Numa Pompilius did with the nymph Egeria. This well was stopped up since Oxford was a garrison."

The well to which reference is made would appear to be the holy well at St. Bartholomew's Hospital (as to which see 11 S. x. 370).

Miss Rotha Mary Clay in ' The Mediaeval Hospitals of England,' at p. xv, says that the chapel and buildings of this hospital " remain at Bartlemas Farm, Cowley Road.


At p. 123 she says that the chapel was in L908 or 1909 being restored as a house of Drayer, and at p. 191 she quotes Anthony a Wood to show that among the relics pre- served in the hospital was a comb belonging }O St. Edmund :

Those that were troubled with continuall head- aches, frenzies, or light-headed, were by kembing iheir heads with St. Edmund's combe restored to

heir former health."

Who owns the chapel now ? and to what uses has it been restored ? The hospital, which was for lepers, was founded in 1126. St. Edmund was born about 1170 or 1180. Bishop Challoner in ' Britannia Sancta,' part ii. p. 279, writes of St. Edmund :

He was first sent to school to Oxford ; where, as the historians of his life relate, going one day into

the fields he was favoured with the vision of

our Saviour in the shape of a beautiful Boy."

The story told by Aubrey, that St. Ed- mund " did sometimes converse with an angel or nymph at a spring " which was apparently within the enclosure of a leper hospital, and Challoner's story of a single apparition of the Holy Child to the saint " in the fields," are probably derived from different sources. Unfortunately, neither of them vouches any authorities. Perhaps some one will supply them.

JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT.

PAGET HERALDRY IN LICHFIELD CATHE- DRAL. On the monument of William, fourth Lord Paget (d. 1629), which was destroyed during the Cromwellian occupation of the Cathedral in 1643, the following nine- teen coats were impaled with Paget quarter- ing Preston (in Shaw's 'Staffordshire' wrongly attributed to " Prescot "). I should be grateful for any assistance in identifying them :

1. Knevet.

2. Paly of 6 .... and. . . . within abord. erm. (? Langford).

3. Bendy of 10 .... and. ... a canton .... (? De Stoke).

4. Cheque 1 and a bend (? Ward).

5 3 bendlets

6. Per fesse .... and .... a bend engd

(? Holden).

7. Erm, a fesse .... (? Arderne).

8 3 cinquefoils .... a canton ....

(PDerby or Mowin).

9. Cheque 1 and

10. 13, 17, and 19 a lion ramp

11. ... 3 garbs


12. 14. 15. 16.


a horse's head erased .... 3 cinquefoils .... a cross .... a fesse .... between 6 martlets


(? Beauchamp).

18 a cross incline ....

S. A. GRUNDY-NEWMAN