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n s. XL JAN. 23, 1915.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


MEDALLIC LEGENDS (11 S. x. 28, 48, 68, 89, 109, 315, 356 ; xi. 12). No. 7 (vol. x. p. 28) .

Amor meus pondus meum. From St. Augustine's ' Confessions,' bk. xiii. chap. ix. (x.), "Pondus meum amor meus; eo feror, quocumque feror."

11. -33quatis ibunt rostris.

The writer recollected the expression in Virgil, ' ^Eneid,' v. 232 :


Et fors sequatis cepissent prsemia rostris. 17. Alius peccat, alius plectitur. This heading in Alciatus's ' Emblemata ' (clxxv.) must have been suggested by Quicquid delirant reges, plectuntur Achivi.

Horace, ' Epistles,' Book I. ii. 14.

" Peccatur " occurs two lines later.

59 (x. 68). Ingenium vires superat. See Erasmus's ' Adagia,' ed. 1629, p. 681, col. 1, under ' Caudse pilos equinse paulatim vellere,' main heading ' Tarditas et Cunc- tatio.' Sertorius's experimental parable of the two horses' tails is given, " cuius rei meminit Plutarchus in eius vita," and the section ends with " Videtis, in quit, commili- tones, quanto plus possit ingenium quam vires." The^ speech in Plutarch, however, Sert. 16, is opart, avftpes crv^a^oi, rr}V TTL- fiovrjv dvvo-ifjLWTepav rfjs j3ia<s ovcrav.

62. Libertas aurea.

Matthias Borbonius in his mottoes for emperors gives the following for Justin II. :

Aurea libertas gazas et munera Regum Anteit, et pretium nescit habere sui.

' Delitise Poetarum Germanorum,' i. 683.

66. Lex regit, arma tuentur.

Caussin in his ' Polyhistor Symbolicus,' xii. 24, says that the Emperor Frederick III. had as his device an open book on a table, with a mailed hand placing a sword on it, the motto being " Hie regit, ille tuetur."

124 (x. 109). Securius bellum pace dubia.

See Lipsius, ' Politica,' v. 19, where " Pace suspecta tutius bellum " is quoted from Tacitus, 'Hist.,' iv. [49]. The reading now accepted is "In pace suspecto [dat. masc.] tutius bellum."

In Camden's * Remaines concerning Bri- taine ' we are told (p. 341, ed. 1636) that the motto of an " Imprese " must be "in some different language, witty, short, and answerable thereunto ; neither too obscure nor too plaine, and most commended, when it is an Hemistich, or parcell of a verse."

Those who selected or composed these medallic legends seem to have commended the same quality. EDWARD BENSLY.

University College, Aberystwyth.


NOTES ON WORDS FOR THE ' N.E.D." (11 S. x. 487). Sexton. In the Wardens 7 Accounts of St. Andrew's Church, Banwell, Somerset, the following item appears shortly after Lady Day, 1563 : " p d to the Sexton for takyng down the toppe of the crosse iiij.'"

C. S. TAYLOR.

Banwell Vicarage.

AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED : " OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY " (11 S. x. 468, 515; xi. 17, 35, 57). The entire song of " Nix my doll, pals, fake away," with uotes, is given by Harrison Ainsworth in ' Bookwood.' It is sung by Dick Turpin. and is in praise of thieving. B. C. S.

[Our correspondent also quotes Tennyson's * Day Dream.']

OLIVER CROMWELL OF UXBRIDGE (11 S. xi. 9). The entry of a marriage in the Ux- bridge registers to which E. L. P. draws attention reminds me of the fact that an Oliver Cromwell was hanged in 1648 in London. This cannot, of course, be the same Oliver Cromwell to whom E. L. P. refers, but he may very well have been a son of the marriage. Marriage entries generally occur in the parish of origin of the bride, and not of the bridegroom.

The London Cromwells seem more or less to have been criminals, and in this con- nexion it is interesting to note that the Protector's own cousin, Bobert, was hanged for poisoning his master, an attorney, in London in 1632. (I am aware of Carlyle's " elucidation " of this subject, and refuted it at 11 S. iii. 341.)

The Middlesex Sessions Bolls, edited by Mr. J. C. Jeaffreson in ' Middlesex County Becords,' contain three entries about criminals of the name of Cromwell.

In vol. i. p. 227, under date 26 April, 27 Eliz., Bichard Craddock, of St. John's Street, Middlesex, is noted as giving recog- nizances in 101. to prosecute John Cromwell " for a certain felony of which he is sus- pected."

In vol. ii. p. 149 there is the record of the conviction and sentencing to death of Anne Cromwell, spinster, of Shoreditch, for stealing a variety of articles.

In vol. iii. pp. 125-6 there is the record with regard to Oliver Cromwell. I tran- scribe it in full :

" Entries of session, 24 February, 23 Charles I. (i.e., 1648) (a) Record of the arraignment of Thomas Button, Bichard Marten, William Hill, and Oliver Cromwell, for stealing a piece of woollen cloth worth four shillings, of the goods and chattels of Thomas Fletcher ; with record of ' Guilty ' against Thomas Sutton and Oliver