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132 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 s.x. FEB. 18,1022. HK4HGATE. How many places are known to bear this name, and what is the earliest date of its occurrence in each case ? When does the name appear first as a personal name, and with what variation in spelling does it recur through the centuries ? Is the origin to be sought in High-gate, or in Hey-ga,te ? Do the topographical features of the places bearing this name throw any light on the subject ? Norden's view is, of course, well known. S. J. MADGE. 69, Oakfield Road, Stroud Green, N.4. 'ViVA Pio, PAPA, BE. About 1874 a song was published in Kensington (?) entitled, 'Viva Pio, Papa, Re,' words by Count Vincent Ferrero, music by Catalani. I should be truly thankful to any reader for the name of the publisher. I cannot trace it in the British Museum cata- logue. W. H. G. POEM OF THE SIXTIES WANTED. A little poem was published in the early sixties describing the adventures of two little orphan boys named Chris and John. It had a tremendous sale and ran into several editions. Can any reader supply the title ? The opening lines were : " The yellow fog lay thick and dim O'er London city far and wide." W. H. G. AUTHOR WANTED. Who wrote the poem beginning " In the hour of death, after this life's whim," which appears as No. 883 in the ' Oxford Book of English Verse ' under the title ' Dominus Illuminatio Mea.' It seems very modern to be really anonymous. R. AITKEN. [This is by R. D. Blackmore ; but where did it first appear ?] EDWARD MORE (1479-1541) WARDEN OF WINCHESTER COLLEGE. (12 S. ix. 406.) WARDEN MORE was certainly not the " Dr. Edwardus Morus, Anglus," who matricu- lated at Wittenberg in April, 1539, nor was he the Englishman (name now unknown) who stayed at Wittenberg as Luther's guest in November, 1538, and the following months. The point is settled by the College account roll of 1538-9, which runs from Sept. 14, 30 Hen. VIII., to Sept 12, 31 Hen. VIII. Here is a translation of some of the entries under " Custus necessarii cum donis " : For expenses of sir Warden and sir Rythe and others with them riding to London in the month of November [1538], as in food, drink, botage and other necessaries, as appears by book, 4 Os 2cl. . . . For expenses of sir Warden and sir Rythe and others with them riding to London in the month of February [1538-9] on business of the College, as appears by bill, 7 Os 5d. . . . For expenses of [Thomas] Elyatt [the College swine- herd, " custos porcorum "] riding to sir Warden at Durrington [Wilts, where the College had pro- perty], 5d. And for expenses of sir Warden arid sir Rythe and others with them riding to Parlia- ment [which had been summoned to meet at Westminster on April 28, 1539] in the Easter pro- gress, as in food, drink, provender for horses and other necessaries, as appears by book, 6 9s 3d. ... In expenses of sir Warden in the time of Parliament for a moiety of his commons from 21 May to 8 June, 37s 8d. It appears, by the " allowances for com- mons " served in the College hall, which are set out week by week in the account roll, that in that year the following were the only weeks throughout which More was absent from the College : 1st quarter, 4th and llth weeks ; 2nd quarter, 7th and 8th weeks ; 3rd quarter, 7th to 12th week (inclusive). These absences are explained by the entries quoted above, and it is clear that he did not go to Wittenberg. It may be added that he never had a doctor's degree (he was only a bachelor of divinity), and that he was bound by the statutory oath of a warden not to absent himself from the. College, ex- cept on College business, for more than two months (either continuously or diseontinu- ously) in any one year. John Rythe, who accompanied him on his journeys from Winchester, was a Fellow of the College. In Kirby's ' Scholars,' p. 8. he figures among the Fellows as " William Rythe." In the Register of Fellows in our ' Liber Albus ' his Christian name w r as first entered as " Willelmus " and then corrected | by the same hand to " Johannes." This I part of the register is not contemporaneous, but was written up from 1532 onwards by Thomas* Larke (Fellow, 1560-82), who, as our accounts and other records show, omitted several names and sometimes gave wrong dates to admissions. Rythe, the Fellow, was identical with "Johannes Ryth," a scholar elected in 1522, to whose name in our Register of Scholars there is the marginal note (probably Larke's), " vicarius Gilling- ham : socius Winton." He was instituted vicar of Gillingham, Dorset, on Feb. 9, 1541-2, upon the death of Warden More, for More had been holding this living since April, 1527, and had been presented to it by another Wykehamist, Dr. William Flesh- j monger, Dean of Chichester (see Hutchins's i ' Dorset,' iii. (1868), 646). The date of More's death is stated in our ' Liber Albus ' with I great precision: " obiit 1541 penultimo Decembris hora a prandio 2* subitanea