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NOTES AND QUERIES. [ii s. XL JUNE 19, 1915.


Indians dooth make certeyne Hartes, both great and small. The use thereof both there and here is for all fluxe of blood, and of wounds. The stone must be wet in cold water, and the sick manne must take him in his right hand, and from time to time wet him in cold water. In this sort the Indians doe use them. And as touching the Indians they have it for certain, that touching the same stone in'some part where the blood runneth, that it dooth restrain, and in this they have great trust, for that the effect hath been seen."

Valleriola, ' Observationes Medicinales,' IV. yiii., describes the case of " Blancha nobilis iuvencula, Jacobi Romerii patritii Arelatensis filia," whose nose bled so that there were scarcely vessels enough in the house to contain the blood. To this young lady of Aries he administered a potion com- pounded inter alia of powdered red coral and the stone called hcematitis, " qui mirificam in sistendo sanguine vim habet " (Lyons ed., 1605, p. 287). EDWARD BENSLY.


VICTOR VISPRS (11 S. xi. 402).' Strick- land's Dictionary of Irish Artists ' says quite definitely that the date of Vispre's death is not known, but this book gives 1763 to 1780 as the years in which he nourished.

He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1770 to 1772, and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Artists in 1778. In 1776 he accompanied his brother to Dublin ; in 1780 his wife died in that city, and in the same year he and his brother left Dublin. ARCHIBALD SPARKE, F.R.S.L.

MUNGO CAMPBELL (11 S. xi. 399). There is an engraved portrait of Mungo Campbell in The London Magazine, vol. xxxix. p. 145, 1770; the designer and engraver of it are not given.

ARCHIBALD SPARKE, F.R.S.L.

JULIUS O^E3AR AND OLD FORD (11 S. xi'

190, 289, 406). MAJOR BALDOCK in his reply opens up a point which calls for some further elucidation. He states (p. 290) that Ceesar, in his ' De Bello Gallico,' says that " he found the Thames fordable only at one point where he crossed, and that with difficulty. (There are indications that this was at Brentford. )" The words in brackets are those of MAJOR BALDOCK.

I should be glad to know if Caesar made use of the ford at Lambeth which gave access to Thorney Island, and if not, why not, seeing that the ford was established previous to the invasion of Caesar and was the con- necting link between the ancient thorough- fare from Dubrse (Dover), across the Thames, to the Midland counties and the North of England. REGINALD JACOBS.

6, Templars' Avenue, Golder's Green, N.W.


PETER WALKER (II S. xi. 362). A man named Peter Walker died at Croydon in 1761. See ' The London Magazine ; or,. Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, from 1732 to 1784,' 8vo, London, from Musgrave's- ' Obituary.' See also Gentleman's Magazine, p. 140. M.A.OXON.

HORNCASTLE (11 S. xi. 362). According to Lewis's ' Topographical Diet.,' ed. 1831, Horncastle is evidently a corruption of Hyrn castre, as it was denominated by the Saxons, from hyrn, an angle or corner (the town being situated within an angle formed by the confluence of the rivers Bane and Waring), and castrum, a fort or castle.

M.A.OxoN.

JAMES THOMAS KIRKMAN (IIS. xi. 380). He was the youngest son of Thomas Kirkman. of Dublin, and his name appears in the Admission Register of Lincoln's Inn on 10 Aug., 1792. In 1799 he published his ' Life of Charles Macklin,' and in 1811 'A Letter to the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor r (v. Brit. Mus. Cat.). He was then a captain in the Royal East London Militia, and was living at 1, Union Place, Blackheath Hill. Further particulars will oblige.

HORACE BLEACKLEY.

19, Cornwall Terrace, N.W.

BUMBLEPUPPY (11 S. xi. 342). This name is also given to a game played with a perpendicular pole, about twelve feet high, with a cord hanging from the top, at the end of which is affixed a lawn tennis or other similar ball, at which two players, standing opposite one another, strike, either with their open hand or with a racket, in contrary directions ; thus affording capital exercise in a limited space, and suitable for indoor or outdoor amuse- ment. F. W. R. GARNETT.

Wellington Club.

JAMES CHALMERS (11 S. xi. 25). It is- stated at the above reference, under the heading " Quetta, India," that " a font was presented to the Cathedral in memory of James Chalmers, by friends, in 1902."

This Cathedral has nothing to do with India, but was erected at Thursday Island as a memorial to those who perished in the wreck of the British India Steam Navigation Co.'s steamer, Quetta. The vessel struck an uncharted rock, which apparently she could only have touched at low tide, with the loss of a great many lives of passengers going to England from Brisbane by the north of Australia. H. P.^GARDNER.

Toogoolawah, Queensland.