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Office on cargo, although the stamp duty not charged to the public. The explanatio given was : " It 's a wangle between th Office and the Inland Revenue. "

It has been used recently in a newspaper as a verb, by a writer in describing his visi to a hospital for the wounded. It is visitin day, but he knows no patient, so he ask for Private Brown, one of the lonely soldier who have no friends to cheer them. Th nurse says : " He 's over there, and hi name 's Maconochie." Visitor and patien are apparently both humorists. The soldie points to his chart, which shows several hig temperatures, and the nurse warns him no to let his temperature rise again. He has liking for invalid food, and says to hi visitor, " See me wangle a jelly."

The word, therefore, is connected wit' the acquirement of something by a stratagem not devoid of humour. In due cours " wangler," a person who acquires things in this manner, will no doubt find its way into the language. At present the usage can only be slang. R. W. B.

SOME ENGLISH PRISONERS IN FRANCE IN 1811. Here and there, scattered in our old newspapers, are to be found occasional lists of those unfortunate Englishmen who, from force of circumstances, were obliged to remain prisoners of war in France some ode hundred years ago.

One such list, containing many names mostly of shipowners and master mariners I append below. Many of them, particu- larly in the Sunderland and Whitby lists are those of men well known locally in their day.

Newcastle Advertiser, Saturday, July 13, 1811.

" The writer of the following list of English prisoners at Verdun and Longuay is Capt. John Simpson, of Rotherhithe ; he had been in captivity since the year 1803, and was sent home in conse- quence of ill-health. Within a few weeks of his departure a number of persons entered their names in his pocket-book, signifying that they were well at that period (20th May). The following list, we trust, will prove gratifying to their friends and relations in this country :

" Newcastle - upon - Tyne Joseph Harrison, Thomas Bertie (ship John), Thos. Bowman, Ralph Short, George Harle, Edmonston Wait.

" North Shields. Robert Hogarth, Peter Tharsby, George Carr, William Russel, Thomas Howard, William Forster, Thomas and Joseph Burn, Isaac x orster, Joseph Harcus.

"South Shields. Michael Swinburn and son, William Gull, Wm. Anderson, and James Ramsey (ship Young Edward); Bryan Startford (ship Brothers) ; Gilbert Purvis, William Young, Richard Middleton, John Beveridge, John Ventoso, George

Younghusband, John Taylor, James Houlden, Geo. Pattison, John Hebron, William Anderson, James Curley.

"Sunderland. Durham. James Sanders, John Smith, Wm. Bainbridge, John Waterhouse, Joseph Oliver, John Hodgson, Wm. Evans (ship Con- cordia) : Wm. Tinmouth Eden, Thos. Wilkinson, Wm. Barnbrough and son, John Wardropper, John Richardson, John Atkins, Edward Bell, Richard Shields, John Halcrow, John Loutiff, Wm. Marns, Robert Laters, Robt. Rountree, Mark Hamilton, Peter Johnson, Christopher Bainbridge, George Atkinson, Wm. Elenor, John Harling, Alex. Smith (ship Northumberland) ; George Robson (Providence) ; W. Adamson (Salacia) ; Turner Wilson, George Stoderd, Robt. Lamb, George Wilson (brig Friendship) ; John Deans, Matthew Coates, Wm. Embleton, Thos. Canney, Andrew Harrison (brig Industry) ; Henry Curt, John Hob- son, Joseph Headley, Francis Bywater, John Robson, James Spence, Peter Hull, Hendon ; Wm. Walker, Thos. Broun, Peter Garrett, Bartholomew Armstrong, Thos. Hixon, John Reed, George Davison, Thomas Foster, Joseph Mordey, John Barnikell, William Reynolds, Edward Armstrong, William M'Cain, Andrew Cuthbertson, Ralph Adamson, Thomas Ryder.

" Berwick - upon - Tweed. W. Bell, Alex. Bartram.

" York. Joseph Harper, Thos. Patrick, of Selby; W. Snawdon, Stains; Wm. Atkinson, Robin Hood Bay ; Thos. Bownas, Branham Lodge ; John Heavysides, Stokesley.

"Hull, Yorkshire. Edward Cooper, John Wick- man, William Foster, John Welburn, John Gate- cliff, Thos. Bailey, Capt. John Threadgold, Jas. Seddon, John Stewart, W. Heseltine, Samuel Pape, Wm. Dales.

" Whitby. Matthew Storm, John Chapman, Wm. Calvert, Wm. Croft, John Pearson, Thos. Coverdale, Wm. Nesfield, Wm, Atkinson, Robert Brouf, Thos. Marchant, Capt. Thos. Seaton, George Chapman.

"Scarborough. Wm. Snowden, Wm. Bowering, Robt. Wells, John Harrison, Moses Walker, George Appleyard, Timothy Huss, Thos. Lownborough, James Fields, James Pantland, Wm. Boldra, Robert Smith, Coulson Coekrill."

H. LEIGHTON. 65, Chancery Lane, W.C.

" BY HOOK AND CROOK." This is now a very common phrase, but I believe its origin is due to Ireland, and I find this inter- esting reference to the subject in The Ama- ranth (edited by Randolph Roscoe), in an article on ' The First Invasion of Ireland, with some Account of "The Irish Hercu- aneum," ' by the Rev. Dr. Robert Walsh, vritten in 1827. Speaking of Strongbow's xpedition, he says that the warrior was ailing past the promontory of Baganbun, and proceeded to the contiguous harbour of Vaterford, which was built by the Danes, nd called by them Vater Fiord (Father's larbour), hence Waterford. And he adds : On one side of Strongbow stood a tower ^ rected by the Danes on the Wexford shore ; on