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Jate Mrs. Gladstone is one) in the beautiful west window. I have always considered it to be a misleading misnomer. But Miss Emily Lawless fell into a, surprising mis- conception of the term.

J. B. MCGOVERN. St. Stephen's Rectory, C.-on-M., Manchester.

TERRACE IN PICCADILLY (11 S. xi. 361). I notice in Lord Broughton's ' Recollections of a. Long Life,' under 3 April, 1816 :

" Rode up to London and settled at Lord Byron's, No. 13, Piccadilly Terrace. S.13. Davies and Leigh Hunt of The Examiner dined with us."

H. AUSTIN CLOW. Junior Constitutional Club, Piccadilly, W.

Byron occupied one of the houses which, together with the one adjoining, h^d formed the town residence of the notorious D uke of Qaeensberry, familiarly known as " Old Q." This mansion was situated between Park Lane and Hamilton Place, and after the death of its eccentric owner in 1810 was again divided into two houses. In one of these Byron was living in 1815, together with his wife and their housekeeper, Mrs. Mule, of whom Moore gave such an amusing account. Byron wrote :

" To-morrow we mean to metropolise, and you will address your next to Piccadilly. We have got the Duchess of Devon's house, she being in France.

(This must not be confused with the present Devonshire House.) All Byron's letters penned from this address are dated 13, Piccadilly Terrace.

Old Q.'s house was numbered 138, so it seems that the Terrace existed under this appellation soon after the death of Old Q, and evidently comprised the houses between Park Lane and Hamilton Place.

As an illustration of the nomenclature and loose system of numbering houses peculiar to this period, it may be noted that the house of M. Charles Dumergue, the friend of Sir Walter Scott, was situated at the corner of Piccadilly and Whitehorse Street, and in the poet's time was numbered 15, Piccadilly West. REGINALD JACOBS. 6, Templars' Avenue, Uolders Green, N.W.

CLYST (11 S. xi. 361). This query was answered at 8 S. viii. 198, where it is said that the word is drawn from an old British word which not only signifies water, but also the quality or some circumstance connected with it, such as dull, sluggish, or stagnant. I have never heard of Narrow- clyst in Devonshire, but Hydon Clyst was the


original name of Clysthydon, and was derived from that of the ancient lords, the Hydons. In addition to Broadclyst and Honiton Clyst, there are in Devonshire St. Lawrence Clyst> once the property of the Valletorts; St r Mary Clyst, in the church of which Walter Ralegh (Sir Walter's father) took refuge., from the Western rebels ; Clyst St. George,, held by the tender of an ivory bow, granted to Henry de Pomeroy by Henry II. ; Clyst Fomison, otherwise Sowton ; and Bishop's Clyst in Farringdon, once the property of the. Sackvilles. A. J. DAVY.

Torquay.

The -clyst place-names are so called from the River Clyst, which rises near Clyst Hidon, and falls into the Exe near Topsham.

M.

ALLEN PULESTON (11 S. xi. 400). Gerard Puleston was seventh in descent from Madoc Puleston of Bercham (I can give full de- scription if wanted). He married, St. Dionis- Backchurch, 1697, Mary, daughter of EcL Dryden of Canons Ashby. His portrait is at Canons Ashby still. He had a son Allen- Edward Puleston, baptized at Canons Ashby, 7 Jan., 1721, and a daughter Maria Elizabeth Philippa, baptized 27 Nov., 1722. I believe Allen Edward Puleston married Mary Drury. E. E. COPE.

Finchampstead, Berks.

JEW KING (US. xi. 333). In addition to the reference to John King in The Scourge for January, 1811, given by MR. HORACE BLEACKLEY, there are others in the same magazine for July, 1813, p. 55 ; September, 1815, pp. 218-23, " Characteristic Portrait of a Modern Apostate (Written By PI is Son) " ; December, 1815, pp. 411-19, 'History of the Son of the Apostate Jew.' The charges made by the son are of the most vile and atrocious character.

I have recently purchased an octavo volume,

"Authentic Memoirs, Memorandums, And Con- fessions. Taken From The Journal Of His Pre- datorial Majesty, The King of the Swindlers. 'A man may as well be honest altogether, as serve the Devil by halves.' Machiavel. London: Printed For The Editor ; And Published By J. Parsons, 21, Pater-Noster-Row." viii +290 pp. (incorrectly numbered 300) + (errata) i 1. P. iii is headed ' Dedication ' :

" To the President, Vice President, and Members; of the Society, instituted for the protection of trade against Swindlers and Sharpers." The first confession is dated 7 June, 178D, and the last 8 Nov. (1781). Much use has been made of this book in The Scourge for