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NOTES AND QUERIES. [11 s. XL APRIL 17, 1915.

which is possibly explained by this foot-note ,t p. 321 :

" Murphy : According to O' Donovan, this

family was originally seated at Castle Ellis and

Ouleartleagh in the east of the County Wexford,"

on the supposition that MacOiraghty migrated from Ouleartleagh to Tomaltaigh. As to the Flynns, the Stem is given at p. 356 thus :

" Cuornan, brother of Uadach, the ninth Chris- tian king of Connaught, who is No. 94 on the "* O'Connor' pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Flainn, anglicized O'Flynn, Flynn, Lynn, and Blood."

But, again, it is said at p. 587,

" O'Floinn, or O'Flynn, chiefs of Siol Maol- Tuain, a large district in the barony of Ballin- .tubber, County Boscommon, in which lay Slieve Ui Fhloinn or O'Flynn's Mountain."

The Flinns appear to be another, though related, family, whose Stem is given, p. 241, as " Lords of Tuirtre, or Northern Clanaboy," and descended from Fiachra Tort :

" Fiachra Tort, a brother of Roghain, who is JSTo. 06 on the ' Mac Uais ' pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Flainn, of Tuirtre ; anglicized Flinn, Linn, Lyne," &c.

The letter y seems to differentiate the two branches of the same family.

I supply the above for what it is worth, as I regard O 'Hart's book as visionary and perplexing, with its mysterious " Stems " that are " lost in the twilight of fable," ^nd its extraneous matter which is nothing short of padding. Yet I cannot but admire the extraordinary labour the work must have entailed. J. B. McGovERN.

St. Stephen's Rectory, C.-ori-M., Manchester.

AUTHORS WANTED (US. xi. 228). In my .study there hangs a framed copy of thif? quotation, correctly given thus :

'Tis a very good world we live in,

To lend, or to spend, or to ive in ;

But to beg or to borrow, or get a man's own,

'Tis the very worst world that ever was known. It is inscribed " Old Song, authorship un- known." I believe the words were thus quoted on the playbill of a revival of Lord Lytton's ' Money.' CECIL CLARKE.

Junior Athenaeum Club.

(US. xi. 249.)

"Ernald ; or, the Martyr of The Alps, and 'Other Poems, by Adeline," was written, as you say, by Mrs. Sergeant; but this Mrs. Sergeant must not be confused with Adeline Sergeant (full name Emily Frances Adeline Sergeant), the modern novelist, who was born in 1851. Several authorities give the author of ' Ernald ' as being Mrs. Emily JPrances Adeline Sergeant, but this appears

to be wrong. "Adeline" was the nom de guerre of Mrs. Jane Sergeant, the wife of the Rev. Richard A. Sergeant, and mother of Adeline Sergeant. I am subject to correc- tion, but there is certainly some confusion amongst the various bibliographical autho- rities. Other volumes by " Adeline " are entitled : ' Poems ' (Leeds printed), 1866 ; ' Missionary Lays, &c.,' 1848 ; ' Scenes from the West Indies,' 1843, second edition 1849, third edition 1860 ; ' Stray Leaves ' (Leeds printed), 1855 ; ' Edward Travers : a Roman Catholic Story,' .1849.


(11 S. xi. 250.) The passage

If I stoop Into a dark tremendous sea of cloud

is almost the last in Browning's poem

  • Paracelsus.' HOWARD S. PEARSON.

HISTORY OF ENGLAND WITH RIMING VERSES (US. iv. 168, 233, 278, 375, 418, 517 ; v. 34 ; x. 267, 393). Some ' Memo- riter Verses ' by Daniel Wray may be added to those recorded at the above references. They are given in ' Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century,' by John Nichols, 1817-31, vol. i. p. 829: WILL. I. William the Norman conquers Eng- land's State. WILL. II. In his own Forest Rufus meets his fate.

They ended thus :

GEO. II. Health, Glory, Peace, our Second George

attend, Lord of the Ocean, and his People's


" In 1760, after the Accession of our present venerable Monarch King George the Third, the conclusion was altered thus : GEO. II. From distant climes where'er Old

Ocean flows, Fresh wreaths entwine our second

George's brows. GEO. III. Health, Glory, Peace, his blooming

Heir attend,

Patron of Arts, his grateful People's Friend."

These verses, " communicated by a friend," are among the additions to, and corrections of, the ' Biographical Anecdotes of Daniel Wray,' by Mr. Justice (George) Hardinge. Each monarch plus Cromwell has one line only until George II.


" SCOTS " = " SCOTCH" (11 S. xi. 108, 157). It is interesting to note that Joseph Ritson, critic, quasi spelling-reformer, and student of the northern vernacular, should find it necessary, in the last decade of the eighteenth century, to inveigh against