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ii s. ix. JUNE 20, MI*.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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and nightcaps ; and in 1803 (C.O. 201/27) blue cloth breeches were supplied ; for the women, brown serge jackets and petticoats. This brown uniform had such a depressing effect upon the settlers that when the female convicts went into domestic service they were- allowed to wear a black dress over the brown skirt.

The worst characters amongst the men were garbed in yellow cloth, familiarly spoken of as " canaries," whilst grey was the colour for good conduct.

In ' The Broad Arrow,' by Oline Keese, published in 1859, the first mention of the said sign is met with (p. 287) as being stamped on the backs of the convicts.

E. H. FAIRBROTHEB.


BISHOP JEWEL'S LIBRARY. (See ante, pp. 401, 441.)

1. On 15 December last Mr. Geoffrey G. Butler, Librarian of Corpus, supplied infor- mation thereon' as follows :

" Parker MS. No. 12 is, indeed, an eleventh- century MS. of Gregory's ' De Cura Pastoral! ' Saxonice. There are also at least two other MSS. of the same in Cambridge: (a) MS. Ii. 2. 4 at the University Library. In this is a letter from Bishop Jewel to Parker stating that he had found the book in the Cathedral Library at Salisbury. Parker did not give us all his books, though he did give overwhelmingly the greater part of them and all the best. James, however, in the Intro- duction to our ' Catalogue,' p. xxiii, mentioning this MS. in the University Library and Bishop Jewel's letter in it, says, ' It has been thought thai this letter really refers to (& ) the copy of the same

work at Trinity College R. 5 22.' What seems

certain is that the MS. referred to by Jewel is nol at C.C.C. It is probably in the University Library, perhaps at Trinity."

2. I turned next to Mr. A. G. W. Murray the Librarian of Trinity, with the result that the matter can now be regarded, so far as it is ever likely to become so, as finally settled.

" Our MS. Fv. 5 22 (No. 717 in the printed Cata logue) [writes Mr. Murray on 13 Jan.] is in al probability the one for which you are looking The volume contains three distinct MSS. 1 ' Bedse Historia Ecclesiastica,' fourteenth century 2. ' Vitae Sanctorum et Sanctarum ' (St. Basil St. Eufrosina, St. Agnes, St. Vincent, St. Thoma of Canterbury, and St. Lawrence), twelfth cen tury ; 3. St. Gregory, ' De Cura Pastorali,' in Anglo-Saxon, eleventh century (probably early] The binding is of the second half of the sixteentl century. No. 2 certainly would seem to hav< belonged to Jewel. At the top of the first lea is written, in a sixteenth - century hand, over an erasure : ' Hie liber quondam fuit Jo is Jwel Epi Sar


t tractat de Ainphilochio ficto ; et vide censuran*. ius in replicatione pag. 82, 83, &c. Et vide plursk n indice eius libri.' There are a considerable lumber of MS. notes to the Life of St. Basil,. Apparently in Jewel's autograph. These are hiefly written in the margins, and have, in several ases, been preserved by the outer margins having een folded in when the edges were cut. No. 3 las written in red chalk at the top of fol. 1,. Matthajus Parker,' and over it a note in the 3 ame hand as the note about Jewel : * Hie psus [sic] liber est quern Aluredus Bex misit ad Eccl'iam. Syreburnensem quern & transtulit e >astorali G'egorij latine in Anglicum.' There is- 10 indication of Jewel's ownership in the MS., but t is probably the MS. referred to by him in two etters to Parker, written in Jan., 1568 (1569), and reserved in MS. Ii. 2. 4 in University Library,, jut which are supposed to refer to our MS., and not to the one in which they ara preserved. The etters are said to be printed in Jewel's works,, ed. Jelf, viii. 193, 194."

And on 15 January Mr. Murray writes- urther :

" I spent some time in examining the Univ. Lib. MS. (Ii. 2. 4). The result was very incon- clusive, and I do not feel inclined to express an opinion as to whether it or our MS. (either or both) belonged to Jewel. The U.L. MS. was written about the same time as ours, and is considerably- larger. Jewel's two letters to Parker are pasted- in at the end. I doubt if they refer to the volume. Jewel speaks of the volume he is sending to Parker as of ' reasonable bignesse, welneare as thicke as the Communion book.' If by ' Com- munion book ' he means Book of Common Prayer^, the Univ. Lib. MS. cannot be that to which he refers. It is a great deal larger and thicker than any Folio P.B. published at that time. Moreover, Jewel was under the impression that the MS. which he was sending was by ^}lfric. I think, therefore, that the chances are that the- letter does not refer to either of the MSS. If it- does refer to one, it is probably to ours. At the beginning of the Univ. Lib. MS is a note by a Parker scribe : ' Wulffige episcopus decimus Ecclesise Sareburnensis ad cuius Ecclesiam misit rex Aluredus hunc librum Pastoralem Gregorii quern ipse' transtulit,' &c. There is no internal evidence that the MS. came from Salisbury."

The conclusion of the whole matter would seem to be (1) that the MS. sought for is- neither in the Corpus Christi nor the Univer- sity Library, but (if anywhere) in Trinity ; and (2) (which substantiates Mr. Jenkins's, caveat) that Le Bas's description of it is apparently erroneous. He was evidently misled by Jewel's own mistake ; but it is passing strange that, as a Fellow of Trinity,., he did not examine (Mr. Murray's) No. 2, n or even hint that his own College was the possessor of the MS.

3. A closing point illustrative of Jewel's- fondness for books. Le Bas has (p. 210) this passage :

" Another monument of Jewel's munificent spirit, was tte library which he built, at his owi*.