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in Surrey, in 1309, and they were both benefactors to that town. John Lovekyn left several donations to it by his will ; and one of his executors, who had formerly been his apprentice, married his widow and suc- ceeded to the business.

Both sides of the inscription are engraved in Cussans's ' History of Hertfordshire,' vol. ii. p. 79. W. F. ANDREWS.


The following particulars of Marriage Licence Bonds may be of interest to MR. L. A. M. LOVEKIN :

Diocese of Cork and Eoss.

John Lovekin and Ann Jinkins als. Barter, 1696.

Mary Lovekin and Andrew Roch, 1710.

Ann Lovekin and Richard Curtis, 1712.

John Lovekin and Abigail Popham, 1712.

Isabella Lovekin and Francis Alleyn, 1717.

Richard Lovekin and Percis Dowe, 1724. Diocese of Cloyne.

Percis Lovekins and Benjamin Barter, 1778. ALFRED MOLONY.

48, Dartmouth Park Hill, N.W.

My observation that " the church appears to have been small " (however obscure it may be) hardly carries MR. LOVEKIN'S translation " that it was remarkable for its smallness." John Lovkin built a church after the old one was destroyed, which old one, it is stated, " was but small."

Within eight years after Lovkin built the church, William Walworth found it necessary or advisable to enlarge it " by a choir and side chapel." Was it out of the way to suppose that Lovkin's church " appears to have been small," even as the old one ?

Of course if MR. LOVEKIN definitely knows that my observation or deduction is incorrect, then, naturally, I am, wrong.

" Loufkin "* will be found repeated in a list of Mayors of about three hundred years ago. Stow wrote that " John Loukin builded a Chappell called Magdalines, at Kingston upon Thames," and the name is the same throughout his Mayoralty.

The original church, so far as known, was re-roofed in 1621, and after the Fire was re-edified in 1698, and a tower added. The whole edifice in 1708 was 78 ft. long, 46 ft. in breadth, and 32 ft. high, ex- clusive of the pinnacle. The whole parish consisted of 118 houses, excluding the parsonage; the streets, lanes, and alleys in all numbered 10. ALFRED CHAS. JONAS.

  • I regret that the indistinct old " f " was

mistaken by me for " f."

' THE MIRAGE OF LIFE ' (11 S. xi. 280, 387)- Mr. Miller's little book has achieved, I believe, a wide circulation. His limitations may be divined from an amusing blunder h& made, which, so far as I know, has not been pointed out. One of his chapters is on * The Mirage of Fashion,' in which he moralizes; on the vain and empty career of the dandy, Beau Brummell, selected as the typical man of fashion. To this chapter he prefixed, as an appropriate motto, the text, " The fashion of this world passeth away " (1 Cor. vii. 31). It is needless to say that St. Paul is referring: here to the outward form or frame (crx^a) of the material world ; and our English trans- lators meant that by rendering it " fashion " ("make," Fr. facon), and were not thinking at all of the transitoriness or changeability of the vestiary vogues or modish styles of the gay world, as Mr. Miller supposed. A. SMYTHE PALMER. Tullagee, Eastbourne.

LIST OF NONCONFORMIST MINISTERS (11 S. xi. 362). The following may be con- sulted :

" Vestiges of Protestant Dissent, being lists of ministers, sacramental plate, registers, antiquities and other matters pertaining to most of the Churches included in the National Conference of Unitarian, Liberal Christian, Free Christian,. Presbyterian, and other non-subscribing or kindred Congregations," by George Eyre Evans, 1897.

The above volume contains a list of all the known ministers of most of the churches generally called " Unitarian." Many o these places of worship are of old foundation,, dating back to the seventeenth century, and were originally chiefly Old Presbyterian Meeting-Houses, but some were General Baptist, and others Independent. A copy of this volume may be seen in the Guildhall Library.

The ' * Midland Churches,' by the same author, published 1899, gives births, deaths, and family details of the above ministers who occupied pulpits in the places of worship in Warwickshire, Staffordshire,. Shropshire, Worcestershire, and Oxfordshire*

For a full list of later ministers there is the ' Essex Hall Year-Book,' published in. Essex Street, Strand, which gives a list of all the ministers of each Unitarian church, from about 1870 onwards. A list of minis- ters from the establishment of the congre- gations may also be found in the short historical accounts of the different churches (illustrated) which are now appearing in The Unitarian Monthly.

The Wesleyan Methodist Society also published annually a volume containing a.