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ii s. XL MAY 1,1915.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


the same works, Sidney's ' Arcadia ' an,d Florio's ' Montaigne,' and that a very large number of identical passages are utilized.

It may be noticed that the portions of the Characters of ' A Faire and Happy Milk- may d ' and 'A Noble and Retired House- keeper ' reproduced above include one or two sentences for which I have been unable to find ' Arcadia ' parallels. My reason for including them is that they are utilized by Webster, from whose acknowledged works let me now quote passages common to them and to these Characters : If too immoderate sleep be truly said To be an inward rust unto the soul.

'D.M.,' I. i. (Hazlitt, ii. 160).

Why, ignorance in courtship cannot make you do

amiss If you have a heart to do well.

  • D.M.,' V. ii. (Hazlitt, ii. 262).

He spreads his bounty with a sowing hand.

' W.D.,' IV. iii. (Hazlitt, ii. 95). He spread his bounty with a provident hand And not like those that sow th' ingrateful sand. His rewards follow'd reason, ne'er were plac'd For ostentation, and to make them last, [He was not like the mad and thriftless vine That spendeth all her blushes at one time, &c.] 'Mon. Col.,' 11. 39-44 (Hazlitt, iii. 256). He never did disguise his ways by art, But suited his intents unto his heart ; And lov'd to do good more for goodness' sake Than any retribution man could make. Such was this Prince ; such are the noble hearts, Who, when they die, yet die not in all parts, But from the integrity of a brave mind Leave a most clear and eminent fame behind.

' Monuments of Honour ' (Hazlitt, iii. 247). His high-erected thoughts look'd down upon The smiling valley of his fruitful heart : Honour and courtesy in every part Proclaim 'd him.

' Mon. Col.,' 11. 34-7 (Hazlitt, iii. 256). He that can compass me, arid know my drifts, May say he hath put a girdle 'bout the world And sounded all her quick-sands.

' D.M.,' III. i. (Hazlitt, ii. 204).

Fare thee well, Antonio ! since the malice of the

world Would needs down with thee, it cannot be said

yet That any ill happened unto thee, considering thy

Was accompanied with virtue.

' D.M.,' III. ii. (ii. 216).

. . . .whether I am doom'd to live or die, I can do both like a prince.

' D.M,,' III. ii. (ii. 208).

. ... .whether our time calls us to live or die, Let us do both like noble gentlemen.

' D.L.C.,' II. i. (iii. 39).


H. DTJGDALE SYKES. (To be continued.)

PRIVILEGES OF OFFICERS IN THE FOOT- GUARDS. (See ante, p. 187.) It is interest- ing to note when the several privileges of extra rank in the Army were conferred on the officers of the Foot Guards.

Captains and Lieutenant- Colonels.

" It was at this encampment [Hounslow, 1687J

that James II. granted to all captains of his

First Regiment of Foot Guards, as well as to those of the Coldstreams, the rank of lieu- tenant-colonel in the army." ' The Origin and History of the First or Grenadier Guards,' by Lieut. -General Sir F. W. Hamilton, 1874, i. 289.

" The eldest captain's commission to rank as the youngest lieutenant-colonel was dated the 1st of June, 1687, and each successive captain's com- mission, according to his former seniority in the regiment, was dated one day later ; thus Captain- Robinson's, the twenty-first captain, was dated the 21st of June. It must also be observed that the captains of the troops of Life Guards had for many years ranked as colonels in the army." Ibid., 290.

Lieutenants and Captains.

" The king [William III.], taking the case ot the lieutenants of the Foot Guards into considera- tion, and having regard to the fact that the captains of companies in those corps already enjoyed, by virtue of a warrant of James II., in 1688 [1687, see above], the extra rank of lieu- tenant-colonel in the army, was pleased to signify his intention to the said lieutenants to confer upon them the extra rank of captains in the army." Ibid., 352.

The Boyal warrant is cited, dated " Geni~ blours, 9/1 9th of July, 1691."

Ensigns and Lieutenants.

" War Office, July 29 [1815]. " The Prince Regent, as a mark of his Royal approbation of the distinguished gallantry of the Brigade of Foot Guards in the victory of Waterloo,, has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, to approve of all the Ensigns of the three Regiments of Foot Guards having the rank of lieutenants, and that such rank shall be attached to all the future appointments to Ensigncies in the Foot Guards, in the same manner as the Lieutenants of those regiments obtain the rank of Captain." Warrant quoted in the ' Royal Military Chronicle,' Supplement to vol. iii. of New Series, October, 1815, p. 63.

Sir F. W. Hamilton records this third privilege of rank, vol. iii. p. 51.

It was no uncommon thing for officers in. the Foot Guards to hold still higher rank in the Army, e.g., in the Army List of 15 May r 1811, in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, the Lieutenant - Colonel and the First and Second Majors are lieutenant-generals; the Third Major is a major-general ; seven of the Captains and Lieutenant-Colonels are major- generals, six of them are colonels ; of the Lieutenants and Captains, one is lieutenant- colonel and two are majors.