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11 S. XL MAY 22, 1915.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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4 ' ANDREW HALLIDAY " (11 S. xi. 341). The best account of Halliday's family is given by Mr. Alastair Tayler in his elaborate * Book of the Duffs,' pp. 540-12. Halliday left no issue. A brother James lives in Chicago, and ti niece, Miss Sarah Duff, at Folkestone : she supplied some material to Mr. Tayler. Halliday was London correspondent of two Aberdeen papers, The North of Scotland Gazette and The Free Press ; and some reminiscences of him will be found in William Carnie's 'Reporting Reminiscences' (1902), pp. 45, 55, 150. The People's Journal, referred to by A. G., is a Dundee paper with a special Aberdeenshire edition.

J. M. BULLOCH. 123, Pall Mail, S.W.

Andrew Halliday Duff, the fourth son of the Rev. William Duff, minister of Orange, Banff shire, Scotland, and Margaret Latimer, his wife, was born in 1829, and died in 1877. He was married, but had no children. His elder brother, General William Latimer Duff, was married and had several children, of whom Miss Sara Baker Duff, now living at Folkestone, is the only survivor.

Andrew Halliday's younger brother, James Duff, is still living in Chicago. He married in I860 Pamela Amanda Killich, and has four children, viz., (1) Ella May, married to John Brown, Chicago ; (2) William La timer ; {3) Edith Ann, married George Cardinal, Colorado ; (4) Mary, married Arthur Maderis, Denver. A. N. T.

OLD PLAYS (11 S. xi. 320). Don Felix is a character in Mrs. Centlivre's comedy * The Wonder,' 1714. It was considered Garrick's greatest comic part, and was chosen by him for his farewell to the stage. Castalio is the brother of Polydore in Otway's ' Orphan,' 1680. By the way, Hallam (' Literature of Europe,' ch. xxxii.) says of this play : " The story of the Orphan is romantic, and evi- dently borrowed from some French novel, though I do not at present remember where I have read it." Has this novel been Identified ?

Might not the ' Isabella ' referred to be a version of Shakespeare's * Measure for Measure ' ? The eigtheenth century was rather fond of " improving " Shakespeare. G. L. APPERSON.

The character of Don Felix occurs in Mrs. entlivre's comedy of ' The Wonder,' that of Oastalio in Otway's tragedy ' The Orphan,' -and Justice Woodcock in Bickerstaff 's ballad - opera ' Love in a Village.'


' Isabella,' which was a favourite play in the eighteenth century, and afforded Mrs. Siddons full scope for the display of her abilities, was an alteration by Garrick of Southerne's tragedy called 'The Fatal Marriage.' ' Isabella ' was first acted at Drury Lane, 2 Dec., 1757. WM. DOUGLAS.

125, Helix Road, Brixton Hill.

[PRINCIPAL SALMON and W. B. H. thanked for replies.]

PRICE FAMILY (11 S. xi. 301). Charles Price, Esq. (son of the Rev. Ralph Price of Farnborough, co. Berks), Lord Mayor of London, 1803, was created a baronet 2 Feb., 1804. Burke adds : " said to have been seated in Denbighshire for several centuries ; removed from Geelor, in that county, to Farnborough, Berks, temp. Qu. Elizabeth."

Lysons states that the family came to Farnborough in the seventeenth century. There are memorials to them in Farnborough Church.

The Rev. Ralph Price died 1776, and another of the same name succeeded as Rector.

Probably the Farnborough registers would assist. R. J. FYNMORE.

Sandgate.

THE ZANZIGS (11 S. xi. 249, 304, 36"). I met the Zanzigs once, at the late Sir William Bailey's at Sale Hall, Cheshire. They not only spelt out the letters on an old Spanish coin correctly, but could not, they said, explain their significance. They also ex- plained the monogram and crest on my watch correctly. I had never spoken to them, and the full length of a very large billiard - room separated them from each other. They could not possibly have known about either the coin or the watch. They had never heard of me in their lives. I am sceptical enough as a rule ; but it was absolutely impossible, I suggest, that this very amazing performance was a conjuring trick. Sir William handed his coin, and I my watch, absolutely at haphazard ! How do they do it ? PERCY ADDLESHAW.

Hassocks, Sussex.

SCHOOL FOLK-LORE (US. xi. 277, 347). The lads with whom I was at school held the belief that if the palm of the hand was rubbed with half of a freshly cut raw onion the effect would be to mitigate the pain, split the cane, and at the same time hurt the master's hand. There was always in the school a lad who carried an onion in his pocket, and as the culprit had to stand near the master's desk for some time to meditate upon his coming experience, there was