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NOTES AND QUERIES. [11 s. XL JAN. 9, 1915.


angel, when he strove against the devil and disputed about the body of Moses, durst not blame him with cursed speaking, but said, ' The Lord rebuke thee.' "

The illustration chosen to enforce the precept to respect those in authority is so singular that one can scarcely believe that the two passages are independent of each other. It has been said that Shakespeare's knowledge of Scripture was just of the sort that a sharp boy might pick up from hearing it read in church. The above instance of intelligent appreciation of a somewhat recondite passage of Scripture is only one of many of the kind, and suggests something more than superficial knowledge. The title of this play itself is, of course, taken from Matt. vii. 2 : "With what measure ye mete," &c. Some of our readers may remember the allusion to the above passage of Jude in ' Felix Holt,' where Mrs. Holt speaks of honouring your betters, " even if they was the devil himself."

J. WlLLCOCK.

Lerwick.


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.


" EPISCOPALIAN " OR " CHURCH OF ENG- LAND. " From the Monthly Returns of the Gordon Highlanders at the Public Record Office (W.O. 17 : 784) I note that a Horse Guards Order (No. 320) of 26 Nov., 1864, requested that the words " Church of England " should be used, instead of " Episcopalian," in denoting the religious persuasions of the regiment. Did this Order apply to all British regiments at the time ? J. M. BULLOCH.

123, Pall Mall, S.W.

RETROSPECTIVE HERALDRY. In The Gentleman's Magazine for 1830, vol. ii. p. 87, is a long genealogical notice of the Gale Everett family of Heytesbury, Wilts, in which the coat of arms is " to be borne by the grantee Thomas Everett and his descendants, and by the descendants of his grandfather John Everett deceased." The grant of arms to the Everett family is said to have been from the London College in 1811.

Does the London College of Heralds grant coat armour in this fashion nowadays as an ordinary part of its business ? and what may the value be of such heraldry from any point of view? It would be interesting to


know if retrospective heraldry is valued in fees by the number of generations it in- cludes. Does any one know how much the granting of a coat of arms costs now, or did cost in 1811 ?

I think something like the above heraldry is associated with Henry VIII. and the ennoblement of the dubious ancestry of some of his wives. I cannot find any references to the subject in the ordinary heraldic manuals, nor in that somewhat amusing book ' Heraldic Anomalies,' 1823.

G. J., F.S.A.

AUTHOR WANTED.

" Glossographia Anglicana Nova J or a | Dic- tionary | interpreting | such HARD WORDS of whatever Language, as are at present used in the English Tongue ] very useful to all those that desire to understand what they read. London, 1707."

Can any of your readers tell me who was the compiler of this quaintly interesting book ? The first word is Abacot, and the last is Zymotimeter. The pages are not numbered. M.A.OxoN.

  • FABLES DES ROYS DE HONGRIE.' The

compiler of ' The Present State of Hungary ' (London, 1687) mentions among the sources he made use of a book entitled ' Fables des Roys de Hongrie.' As this was evidently published anonymously, I require the exact title, to enable me to find the entry in any library catalogue. Can any reader kindly help me ? L. L. K.

MERCERS' CHAPEL, LONDON. Is Mercers' Chapel still standing ? and if so, where is it situated ? Are its Registers of Burials, &c., still extant ?

Dame Elizabeth Whitmore, widow, by her will proved in P.C.C. in 1667 (58 Carr) directs that she be buried in Mercers' Chapel, London, by the side of her son-in- law John Bennett, or at St. Andrew's Undershaft, London. John Bennett was M.P. for Bridgnorth, and died in 1663. I want to obtain the dates of the burial of Dame Elizabeth Whitmore and John Bennett if it be possible.

W. G. D. FLETCHER, F. S. A.

CUTHBERT BEDE. Writing to ' N. & Q.' in 1855 (1 S. xii. 280), CUTHBERT BEDE (the Rev. Edward Bradley) says : " My mother's mother came from the Newport neighbour- hood " (Newport in Shropshire). Can any correspondent Jkindly tell me who this lady was, and to what village she belonged ?

W. G. D. FLETCHER, F.S.A.

Oxon Vicarage, Shrewsbury.