NOTES AND QUERIES, [ii s. XL APRIL 10, 1015.
SIR CHARLES ASHBURNHAM, BART., BISHOP OF CHICHESTER 1754-98. Can any genea- logist among your readers tell me whom he married? C. E. G.
ST. HELENA. Can any one tell me the
? roper name for natives of this island ? believe it is something very unlikely- sounding. F. H.
ROSES AS CAUSE OF COLDS AND SNEEZING. It seems to be generally believed in India that smelling roses causes colds and sneezing. May I ask if this belief prevails elsewhere, and if there is any scientific justification for it ? EMERITUS.
CANNON'S REGIMENTAL HISTORIES. I am informed that Richard Cannon did not actually write all the histories issued under his name, and that some of them were done by the regimental surgeons. Can any reader verify this, and give the real authorship ? J. M. BULLOCH.
123, Pall Mall, S.W.
Far-off, most secret and inviolate Rose, Enfold me in Thine hour of hours with those Who sought Thee at the Holy Sepulchre.
I have been told that they are by W. B. Yeats, but I cannot find them.
R. A. POTTS.
[Should read :
Far off, most secret, and inviolate Rose, Enfold me in my hour of hours ; where those Who sought thee in the Holy Sepulchre . . .
Opening lines of ' The Secret Rose ' in Mr. Yeats's
1 The Wind among the Reeds.']
ARMS OF LYNE-STEPHENS. In the grant of arms to this family the Stephenses are given those of the family at Burdrope, Wilt- shire, on the assumption that they descended from them. WTiat proof was there of this ? The Stephenses of Menheniot, Cornwall, seem to have been settled in that village prior to the existence of those at Burdrope.
A. STEPHENS DYER.
207, Kingston Road, Teddington.
CHARLES MANNING, c. 1750. I should be glad of any definite information relating to the Rev. Charles Manning or his family connexions. He was vicar for some time of Hayes, in Middlesex ; vide Rev. J. Wesley's ' Journal,' 1749-53. When did he die ? J. O. DYSON.
37, Moor Oaks Road, Sheffield.
HERALDIC QUERIES. 1. On a jetton of Jean Berardie'r, Mayor of Beaune, in Bur- gundy, dated 1669, his arms appear as : Quarterly (1) . . . ., a bend or (?), charged with a crescent between two estoiles . . . . ; (2) . . . ., a cross ancree . . . . ; (3) . . . ., a crossbow . . . . ; (4) . . . ., a sword in pale,
point upwards, issuant from a crescent
If any one can supply the tinctures I shall be grateful. I have been unable to find them.
2. What were the arms of the town of Bois-le-Duc in the seventeenth century ?
3. The arms of the German family of Maler, or Mahler, were Gules, three es- cutcheons, two and one, argent. On a memorial to Valentine Maler of Nuremberg, issued apparently about 1612, a charge is added to these arms which I am not able to identify. This is of triskele form, and the three legs separate the escutcheons. It rather suggests three passion-nails meeting in head (not in point) ; or as an alternative an easel, as possibly a play upon the name Maler = artist, which Valentine Maler was in one of his activities. I shall be greatly obliged if some reader can explain this charge. My two suggestions are mainly intended to indicate the form of it.
ORIGIN OF ' OMNE BENE.' What is the earliest mention of this " breaking-up '* song ? One stanza is found at the head of Washington Irving's ' Stage Coach ' : Omne bene Sine pcena
Tempus est ludendi ; Venit hora Absque mora
Hood in his ' Retrospective Review ' nas
The omne bene Christmas come.
At this school the last line of the song is Domum rediendi.
H. E. CRANE. Kingswood School, Bath.
1 THE MIRAGE OF LIFE.' This work was published anonymously, but is attributed bo William Haig Miller, banker, London, by Allibone and Halkett and Laing. An edition contained illustrations by Tenniel, one of which that of Theodore Hook at the piano is mentioned by William Bates in ' The Vlaclise Portrait Gallery,' 1883. What was the date of the first issue of ' The Mirage/ and what is known of its author ? The edition with Tenniel's illustrations is un- dated, but ' The English Catalogue of Books ' gives it as of 1867. W. B. H.