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


ST. GILES'S CHURCH, OXFORD. There is an architectural peculiarity in St. Giles' Church here, the explanation of which seems difficult to arrive at. In the east gables of both the chance] and chancel aisle are small openings shaped like Gothic windows, not exactly in line with the apex of the windows and the points of the gables, but inclining slightly to the south; that over the chance] window is open, but protected by a grating; that over the aisle window has been closed with masonry, but its outline is visible from the outside. Neither of the openings can be seen from the inside, ceilings of later date having apparently been added beneath them

The church is Early English, but a good deal of so-called restoration was done in it in the first half of last century. L. A. C.


GOOD FRIDAY IN CAMBRIDGE. Can any reader explain or illustrate the curious custom referred to in the subjoined extract from The Cambridge Daily News of 3 Apri] under the above heading?

"The great feature of Good Friday in Cam- bridge a feature not met with in any other town is the skipping on Parker's Piece. Large crowds assembled there in the morning with skipping- ropes, and enjoyed their harmless and healthy sport until the rain drove them indoors. They were assisted by a large number of soldiers, who entered with great heartiness into the game."

W. A. C.

SIR JOHN GARIOCH on GOERIE: " SUBIN- NUIT." In David Leech's scarce volume

  • Parerga,' London, 1657 (of which there

is no copy in the British Museum), on the recto of H 16 (I give the signature because there are three consecutive paginations) begins an elegiac ode of seventy lines addressed ' Clarissimo et literatissimo viro Johanni Goerio Equiti.' Four of the lines,

Quondam equidem (et memini) sophise sub marte severse

Militise dederam prima Elementa mese, Miles, et excultos inter tot, laude petita

Fixi Abredoniis clara Trophsea Scholis,

have appended the note " Subinnuit se in Philosophicis quondam prsesidem in Aca- demia Regia Abredonensi apud Scotos."

This seems to identify the subject of the ode with Joannes Garioch, who in 1631 entered King's College, Aberdeen, where David Leech was a Regent 1627-32, and Sub-Principal 1632-8. (See Mr. W. Keith Leask's ' Musa Latina Aberdoncnsis, 1 1910, pp. 225-49.)

The local pronunciation of the name Garioch closely approximates to Goerie cr Corie. But who was John Garioch, and

what did he do to merit his knighthood and the superlative epithets applied to him by his former teacher?

By the way, is not " subinntiit " an uncommon form? It occurs seven times in the 'Parerga.' P. J. ANDERSON.

University Library, Aberdeen.

CHARLES, DUKE OF BRUNSWICK. Can any of your readers throw light upon the authorship of a volume ' Le Duo de Bruns- wick' (Paris, 1875)? Apparently it was, or was to be, followed by a further volume, ' La Comtesse de Blankenbourg et le Due de Brunswick.' The author, although he writes French fluently, would not seem to ha\e been French by birth, as some of his sentences would make Vaugelas shudder. Were it not that the author is at no pains to conceal the humble origin of Baron d'Andlau, one might suspect him to have at least inspired the story of the Duke's life, which goes into most intimate details of his persistent vanity and his alternate lavish- ness and niggardliness, but without raising the veil over his private life. The author throws no light upon the identity of " Lady Charlotte Colville," whom the Duke married and raised to the rank of Countess of Blank- enburg; nor upon " Mr. Smith, who ulti- mately inherited a million francs under the Duke's will the precise sum which Baron d'Andlau had expected to receive.

L. G. R. Bournemouth.

BISHOPS OF THE CHURCH or ENGLAND. j believe that the majority of English bishops who occupied English sees in the nine- teenth century were graduates of either Oxford or Cambridge University. Are there any exceptions? Is there any instance in the nineteenth century of an English clergyman being raised to the Episcopal Bench in England who had not taken a University degree?

F. C. WHITE. 71, Newfoundland Road, Cardiff.

WORK BY SIR HENRY MONTGOMERY LAW- RENCE. In Bosworth Smith's ' Life of Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence,' vol. i., pub- lished in 1872, allusion is made on p. 183

to ' Remarks on Capt. 's Life of General

Sir John Adams, K.C.B.,' by Hamil, i.e., H. M. Lawrence, published in 1837.

Information is asked for as regards this Dook or pamphlet. There is no copy in the libraries of the British Museum, of the India Office, or of the Oriental Club.


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