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I have just been having such a lecture from Lady Lade as would make you stare. Just such stuff as my Mother talks, about dignity. I will give you a specimen. She drop'ed something, so I picked it up : ' ! ' (says she) * I thought learned ladies

never did that' (so says she) ' never heard of it

before' says 'Ashburnhoms daughters dont

think it below their dignity, for they always do.' Only think what a lecture here was, she is getting as bad as my Mother, I think. I begin to wish I was at home, I long so to see you, and to be away from all these lectures. My Mother has had [sic. all this time, or I should not have been here.

Addao. H. M. THRALE.


WE must request correspondents desiring in- formation on family matters of only private interest to affix their names and addresses to their queries, in order that answers may be sent to them direct.

" STATESIAN." This new-coined word, of considerable practical use, was severely reprobated by contributors at 8 S. ii. 225, 358, 478. I shall be glad to know whether in the subsequent twenty years it has been actually employed by writers, either of JEnglish or of " United-Statesian."

O. O. H.

" THE TURF." Sir James Murray will foe very glad to have quotations earlier than 1755 for this phrase in the sense

"the grassy track or course over which horse- racing takes place; hence, the institution, action, or practice of norse-racing ; the racing world."

Q. V.

SALTZBURGERS SENT TO GEORGIA, 1734. The Begister of Queen's College, Oxford, records that on 19 Oct., 1734, it was agreed that five guineas be given by the Society to the Saltzburgers who are to be sent to Georgia. I should be glad to learn who these Saltzburgers were, and how they came to be cent to Georgia at that time.

JOHN B. MAGRATH. Queen's College, Oxford.

CAPT. SIMMONDS. I have a three -quarter - length water-colour drawing of this gentle- man, measuring 11 Jin. by 8|-in., inscribed on the back of which is " Captain Simmonds, by Wm. Buckler, 1841." He appears to toe from 65 to 70 years of age, and is seated in an arm-chair, wearing a naval dress -coat And white vest. I should like to know something of Capt. Simmonds, when he died, and if he has any living representatives. I should also like to get into communication with any descendant of the artist. The

family must have been a very artistic one, as there were six Bucklers exhibiting in the Boyal Academy in the eighteen -forties. William was a well-known miniaturist, and had to his name sixty -two exhibits in the Boyal Academy and two in the Boyal Institute between 1836 and 1856.

JOHN LANE. The Bodley Head, Vigo Street, W.

FRANCIS MEDHOP. I shall be grateful to any contributor who will give me some information on the Medhop family. Francis Medhop, son of Henry Medhop and Dorothy Wenman (temp. Elizabeth), was the father of one Bose Medhop, " an heiress in the King's Co.," who married (1639) Trevor Lloyd of Gloster, King's Co., a captain in the army of Charles I. Whom did Francis Medhop marry ? His grandfather was Boger Medhop of Medhop Hall, Oxfordshire.


Beechwood, Killiney, co. Dublin.


Although to smatter words of Greek Or Latin be the rhetorique Of fools accounted, and vainglorious, To smatter French is meritorious. Query Butler's 'Hudibras.' G. B.

I should be obliged if any one can identify H. J. M., the author of a fine poem of four verses under this title beginning : The glowing sunsets gild its face,

Above the old familiar seat ; Where musing memories still replace The merry smile and restless feet.


BRIAN DUPPA. (1) Is Duppa's Hill, Croydon, named after the family of Brian Duppa, sometime Bishop of Winchester ?

(2) Is anything known of Brian Duppa's foreign mission on Boyal business (temp. Charles I.) ? I can find no details at the libraries in London, Oxford, or Paris. Please reply direct. E. MARGERY Fox. Ladies' University Club,

George Street, Hanover Square, W.

" WELL ! OF ALL AND OF ALL ! " Does any reader know the phrase ? It was, at any rate years ago, a South Staffordshire ex- pression of blank astonishment, especially at any untruth glaring enough to take one's breath away ; and since I found myself unwittingly ejaculating it on reading Bern- hardi's New York Sun article reprinted in The Times, I have been wondering whether it is a mere local provincialism or more.