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ii s. ix. JAN. 31, ion.] NOTES AND QUERIES.

Horns ' at Bronipton, and there was Charles Dickens, striding as with seven league boots, seemingly in the direction of North End, Fulham. The Metro- politan Railway disgorged you at Lisson Grove, and you met Charles Dickens plodding sturdily towards 'The Yorkshire Stingo.' He was to be met rapidly skirting the grim back wall of the prison in Cold Bath Fields, or trudging along the Seven Sisters Road at Holloway, or bearing, under a steady press of sail, through Highgate Archway, or pursuing the even tenor of his way up the Vauxhall Bridge Road."


80, St. George's Square, S.W.

BANGOR : CONWAY : LLEYN : ST. ASAPH (11 S. viii. 130, 177). In thanking MR. LLECHTD JONES for his valuable reply, I should be glad to know also whether any episcopal registers exist for the diocese of Bangor or St. Asaph of the period 1320- 1350. Q. V.

UNCOLLECTED KIPLING ITEMS : PADGETT (11 S. viii. 441, 464, 485, 515; ix. 34). MR. PENRY LEWIS is wrong in assuming that the edition of ' Departmental Ditties published by Messrs. Thacker, Spink & Co. at Calcutta 'in 1890 is the earliest. In the third edition (of 1888), which I bought in Calcutta at the time, and still possess, the name is spelt Pagett, as I think it is in the second, which I bought there also in 1886 or 1887, but have mislaid. My Thacker- Spink edition of 1895 (the eighth) also has


PORTRAIT OF NAPOLEON III. (11 S. ix. 10). J. B. Fortune de Fournier, who made the pencil portrait of Napoleon III. in question, was a well-known artist. Born at Ajaccio in Corsica, he studied at Naples, and gained a reputation by his water-colour pictures and interior paintings. He deceased in 1864. H. KREBS.

HERALDIC (11 S. ix. 10). The seal must be that of the city of Amsterdam, which bears Gules, three silver saltires on a pale (!) sable. The shield with the lions shows Flanders (gold, a lion sable) and Holland (gold, a lion gules) quarterly. In this com- bination of arms the dividing lines are very generally omitted. D. L. GALBREATH. Montreux.

FLOWER-NAME (11 S. viii. 467, 516). It is quite possible the flower may be Con- volvulus arvensis (L.), a native plant; but it may also be a Fumaria. I know con- volvulus is recorded earlier (' Flora of Middle- sex,' 1869). The exact date of the song is quite unknown to me, but the spread of

cornfield weeds since that time makes it difficult to decide. Agrostemma, or Lychnis,, whatever it is called, grows in the South 2 ft. or 3 ft. ; here, in North Lancashire, where found as a cornfield colonist, it is,, so far as I have seen it, 18 in. or perhaps 2 ft. high. This is not a small flower, nor is it pink. S. L. PETTY

THE SABBATH IN ABYSSINIA (11 S. ix. 51). In a long article in The Jewish Chronicle some years ago we were informed that the Falashas of Abyssinia believed themselves to be descended from the lost Ten Tribes : among the customs of the Hebrew people they still retained was the Jewish Sabbath. I do not remember that they kept Sunday as well. The editor of The Jewish Chronicle would give MR. MARKS information relative to the article. M. L. R. BRESLAR.

South Hackney.

I see that Archdeacon Dowling, on p. 21 of his 'Abyssinian Church' (1909), says that, "owing to Western influence, the strict observ- ance of the last day of the week is not so rigidly observed in Jerusalem as in Abyssinia."

The Archdeacon is described as the " Com- missary for Eastern Church Intercourse within the Anglican Bishopric of Jerusalem.'* Possibly this gentleman or the Secretary of the Eastern Church Association address Church House, Westminster would be able to help your correspondent to communi- cate with the Abuna. BRADSTOW.

DUNSTABLE LARKS (11 S. viii. 469, 515; ix. 15). -With reference to lark - catching in Bedfordshire, it is interesting to note that at the Archdeacon of Bedford's Court held at Ampthill 8 Feb., 1616, Walter Griffin of Milton Ernest was presented "for. setting his nettes & catching larks on a holliday." THOS. M. BLAGG.

Newport Pagnell.

THE ROMAN BATH IN THE STRAND (US. ix. 5). T. F. D. very properly calls attention to the value of this interesting relic of the Roman occupation, and to the fact that it is one of the few Roman remains in situ of which London can boast. But the public " authorities " whom he rebukes for not making the place easily accessible must in this case be entirely exonerated from blame, inasmuch as they never had any voice in the matter, the Roman bath having been from time immemorial in private hands. At present it belongs to Mr. Glave, of New Oxford Street, and it is by his courtesy that the public are allowed