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12S. X. JAX. 7. 19-22.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 15 Durham, which belonged to the Shipperdson family of the Hermitage, near Durham a county family but not a peer's. Also, | I think, on one of the houses in the College, j Durham. M. E. A. P. Crieff. EGG FOLK-LORE : GOOD FRIDAY AND! CHRISTMAS (12 S. ix. 489). M. Thiers, in | his ' Traite aes Superstitions, 1 i. 316, j says that he has known people who pre- i serve all the year such eggs as are laid on Good Friday, "which they think are good! to extingiush fires in which they may be throwr." Brand, in 'Popular Artiquities ' (1849), i. 174, says, " Lebrun, in his ' Superstitions arcienn.es et modern es,' says that some people keep eggs laid on Good Friday all the year round." ROBERT GOWER. "HOP-SCOTCH": DERIVATION OF WORD (12 S. ix. 470). The following may interest; MR. MACDONALD. In ' Poor Robin's Alma- ! nack' for 1677, on the back of the title page ! the Star-Gazer professes to show " the [ time when schoolboys should play at i Scotch-hoppers.'" The following also appears in the same j publication for 1707 :- Lawyers and physitians have little to do this month, therefore they may (if they will) play at i Scotch-hoppers. Again in 1740 : The fifth house tells yo ... when it is the most convenient time for an old man to play at i Scotch-hoppers amongst the boys. ROBERT GOWER. EARLY STANDARDS (12 S. ix. 388). In I Ingledew's ' History of Northallerton ' (1858), facing p. 12, is a plate with figures of the standard used at the Battle of the , Standard from Aelred's ' Historia de bello i Standardi,' taken from Twysden's ' Decem ! Scriptores.' WILLIAM BROWN. TITLE OF ANNO QUINTO EDWARDI III. I (12 S. ix. 353). In a ' Collection of Sundry Statutes, frequent in use, edited by Francis j Pulton of Lincolnes Inne, Esquire, and printed at London in 1636,' cap. x. is headed : " The punishment of a Juror that is ambidexter, and taketh money." WILLIAM BROWN. VERBALIZED SURNAMES (12 S. ix. 370, 432, 474). Classical scholars can doubtless give instances even earlier than this : The exaggerations of Antiphanes, a Thracian born at Berge in that region, were so notorious, and the fame of his character for trumping up fables and incredible narratives so widespread, that things of that kind came to be spoken of as " Bergean " stories ; and the word Bergaizein was coined to express the habit of " drawing the long bow." ('Some Physiological Phantasies of Third Century Repute ' (B. G. Corney), Pro- ceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1913- 1914, vii., Section of the History of Medicine, at p. 226.) As to the second half of query : Eponyms form a rich mine into which a series of shafts has been started by Sir D'Arcy Power in The British Journal of Surgery r 1921, ix. ; the first two (Colles) July, pp. 4-6 ; (Baker) October, pp. 200-203 have already brought much original ore to the siirface. ROCKINGHAM. ^ Boston, Mass. PHARAOH AS SURNAME (12 S. ix. 407, 454, 537). Your correspondent of the issue of Nov. 19 (p. 407) who refers to " Pharaoh " as a surname reminds me that " Ptolemy " is a surname familiar to the County of Grey, Ontario, Canada ; and I remember, also, some years ago, hearing at an assize court in the same district the name of " Julius Caesar " called out as a juror, whereupon an amused spectator exclaimed audibly (much to the scandal of the court),. " Why, I thought he died about 1,800 years ago ! " A. T. W, THE HOUSE OF HARCOURT (12 S. ix. 409, 453, 495, 514). Your correspondent should consult La Roque's 'Histoire de la Maison de Harcourt.' It is a colossal work and he will find it in the British Museum Library. EDWARD H. DOBREE. Udney Hall, Teddington. In the ' Histoire des Expeditions mari- times des Normands,' by Deeping, " ouvrage couionne par PAcademie," there is a long detailed account of the adventurous career of Rollon or Hollo. Deeping says that there is no manner of doubt that he was a Nor- wegian. His father was Rognevald, the Jarl of Mcere, one of the most powerful of the Norwegian nobles, who was directly descended through his grandmother from the oldest kings of Norway. His pedigree is given in * Histoire de Norvege,' by Schcen- ing. He died and was buried at Rouen in 931. Bouillet, in his ' Dictionnaire universelle,' states : Harcourt, maison noble de France, remonte au neuvieme siecle et reconnait pour fondateur