NOTES AND QUERIES. pi s. xi. APEIL n, 1915.
spoken of collectively as "pullen," and those
pests of the kitchen ordinarily known as cock
roaches were " cocklocks." When we wen
sliding we hammered into our boots a piec<
of iron which extended the whole length o
the boot, and this we called a " spindle,'
and if we slid in a crouching position th(
feat was known as " daddymam." Our peg
top was a " scopperel," and the string by
which we spun it was " top -bant." Our
hair when smoothed down was " snod," anc
the barber would ask on which side we woulc
" shade " (i.e., part) our hair. Our mother
when drawing the bedclothes up to our chins
spoke of it as " hilling " us up. The rattling
oi; the door to awaken us was " roggin " us
up. A large collection of things was a
" rook," while if there were but few they
were spoken of as being " lite." My father
made use of even more archaic words and
phrases. He would speak of his uncle as
his " earn " ; when he asked old men likely
to know the expression where they lived,
he used the query " Where's ta wone ? "
- and his regular order to us to close the door
was "tint' dur." Curiously enough, a plate
of porridge was known as " tuthry " porridge,
meaning, I suppose, two or three ; and the
wooden implement like a small bat which
was used to stir the porridge while boiling was
a " porridge slice." When cold we were said
to be "starved," and when dizzy, " mazy."
One could easily lengthen this list of
homely words, of which so many have
become obsolete ; but it would be interesting
to know if in any other part of the country
when a donkey brays any one remarks,
"Another weaver dead," as was the
Kochdale custom. HENRY BRIERLEY.
INSCBIPTIONS AT ALASSIO, BIVIERA DE PONENTE, ITALY.
THE cemetery where foreigners are buried, from which Nos. 1-31 are taken, is attached to the larger one used by the natives, but entered by a different gate. Nos. 329 are in a small, somewhat neglected enclosure, within the larger cemetery, but having a separate entrance. These abstracts were made in April, 1913 :
1. Two true friends. Aubrey Paul, Bart., Turin, 27 June, 1890. Eugene Schuyler, Venice,
16 July, 1890.
2. William Lamport, D.S.O., Lieut. R.H.A., TJ. 4 March, 1865, d. 1 June, 1890. Charles Lam- port, b. 3 Nov., 1810, d. 23 April, 1902.
3. General R. Y. Shipley, C.B., late 7th Royal
- Pusiliers, b. 1 Sept., 1826, d. 28 Nov., 1890. Amy
Xea, his w., d. 12 April, 1890.
4. George Lancel t Rolleston, Scholar of King's Coll., Camb., s. of the lat Prof. Rolleston, Oxford, d. 26 March, 1891, a. 24.
5. Diana Latham, b. 8 Dec., 1826, d. 24 Feb. , 1904.
6. Sir Hugh Low, G.C.M.G., late Resident of Perak, b. 10 May, 1824, d. 18 April, 1905.
7. Etheldred St.Barbe Collins, d.25 Dec., 1906.
8. John Stafford Piske, 1838-1907.
9. Henry Alexander Harris, a. 61, d. 21 Nov., 1908.
10. Charles John Ponsonby of H.M. Indian Forest Dept., d. 4 Feb., 1909.
11. Emily Sophia, wid. of Rev. F. A. Gavin, M.A., H.M.I.E.S., d. at Diana Marina 17 Feb., 1912.
12. Anne Margaret Hyde, b. 23 Nov., 1859, d. 24 Jan., 1908.
13. Percy Smyth Beamish, b. 23 July, 1835, d. 11 Dec., 1908.
14. Charlotte Jane, w. of Giovanni Poveromi, b. 1865, d. 1909.
15. Ellen E. Rapalje, of Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A., 1823-1907.
16. Ida Gabrielle, wid. of Gen ral Frederic Peter Layard, Bengal Staff Corps, second dau. of Capt. Thomas Betts, E.I.C.S., and Charlotte his w. (nee Betts), d. at San Remo, 24 Feb., 1904. Erected by her daus., Florence L. and Ida L. H. Layard, and her s., Raymond Layard.
17. Charlotte, w. of Michael George Foster, M.D., eldest dau. of General R. Y. Shipley, C.B., b. 1 Oct., 1867, d. 1 Dec., 1899.
18. In memory | of | Margaret, the beloved wife | of Arthur John Evans, | Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum | in the University of Oxford
| who passed away at Alassio | March llth, 1893, aged 44, | thus within a year | gathered to her 'ather, I Edward Aiigustus Freeman I the His- torian. | To him in his library at Somerleaze | she lad once been as a right hand : | to her husband n wild travel, | through troublous times, | and in quiet study, | she was a helpmate | such as feAv have known. | Her bright energetic spirit | un- daunted by suffering to the last, | and ever work- ng | for the welfare of those around her, | made i short life long.
19. Jane, dau. of Ric. Haughton, H.E.I.C.S., d. 21 Dec., 1894.
20. Bertha Flemming Schwartz, d. 22 Nov., 1897.
21. Robert Joseph Penrice, b. 13 March, 1868, d. 22 Jan., 1898. Robert Humfrey Penrice, d. 29 June, 1902.
22. Julia Anne Bennett, b. 4 June, 1825, d. 8 April, 1901. Agnes E. Bennett, b. 25 Aug., 842, d. 29 Sept., 1899.
23. Edward Dickinson, b. 1814, d. 1902.
24. Mary Bentham Dickinson, b. 1818, d. 1899.
25. Fanny J. Bo?ue, d. 24 Sept., 1900. R.I.P.
26. Mary Harriette, wid. of the late Ric. John lahony, of Dromore,b. 17 Dec., 1838, d. 8 May, 909.
27. Mary Frances Dickinson, b. 1850, d. 1908.
28. Robert McCulloch, b. Oct., 1825, d. 2 Nov., 900.
29. Frederick Joseph Clarke, of Southfields, London, b. 8 March, 1830, d. 14 April, 1900.
30. Isabel Maria, w. of Fred. Jos. Clarke, econd dau. of the lat > Rich-ird Henry and Frances ophia Ford, d. 30 March, 1900.
31. Mary Anne, w. of Henry Drake Palmer, . 16 April, 1912, a, 70.