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12 s.x. APRIL 15,1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 295 in Advent), and Nov. 3, 1577, was Sunday {the twenty -second Sunday after Trinity). FAMA. Oxford. THE " WOE WATERS " OF WHARRAM-LE- STREET (12 S. ix. 430). The " woe waters " of Wharram are said to rise before any national calamity. Last year (1921) they did not rise. On the day of the funeral of King Edward VII. the people of Butter- wick could not attend the memorial service in their parish church of Foxholes, as the " woe waters " flooded the highway and made it impassable. C. V. COLLIER. Langton. GENERAL CYRUS TRAPAUD (12 S. x. 190). Sir Joshua Reynolds's portrait of General Cyrus Trapaud is now in the United States. The outlines of his career are | given, with a photogravure, in a brochure, privately printed, which I wrote a year or so ago. There are copies of this brochure in the Print Room, British Museum, and in the Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum. W. ROBERTS. 18, King's Avenue, S.W.4. THE "CHALYBEATE," BRIGHTON (12 S. x. 209). This spring of mineral water, said to be similar in its properties to those of Tunbridge Wells, is situated in St. Ann's Gardens. The drawing referred to may represent the present structure in the grounds. The Gardens were acquired some 14 years ago by the Corporation of Hove, extended, improved, and thrown open to the public. GERALD LODER. PILATE'S WIFE (12 S. x. 150, 217). MR. WAINEWRIGHT, who is at present away from his books, has asked me to correct an oversight in his communication at the latter reference. Germanicus's wife, Agrippina, was a daughter of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and Julia, daughter of the Emperor Augustus. Vipsania Agrippina, the wife of Tiberius, was the daughter of Agrippa by his first wife Pomponia, daughter of Cicero's friend, Titus Pomponius Atticus. Tiberius was compelled by Augustus to divorce her and to marry his daughter Julia, Agrippa's widow. By this arrangement Tiberius became the husband of his stepmother -in - law. As Professor Bury observes : No statesman perhaps has ever gone further than Augustus in carrying out a cold-blooded method of uniting and divorcing for the sake of dynastic calculations. We learn from Tacitus, ' Annals,' i. 12, that Tiberius 's divorced wife afterwards married C. Asinius Gallus. EDWARD BENSLY. BRETEL (12 S. x. 170). On p. 40 of Prof. Weekley's 'Surnames' (1917), Beorht- weald (the component parts mean bright and rule) is given as the original of the names Brettle and Brittle. EDWARD BENSLY. SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (12 S. x. 189, 230). CLARIORES E TENEBRIS should con- sult The National Review for 1910, for in describing the forthcoming sale of Phillipps's manuscripts on June 6, Mr. W. Roberts applies the title of " King of Manuscript Collectors " to Phillipps. Kir. Roberts cal- culates that Phillipps had hoarded 60,000 manuscripts, and I was assured ten years ago by Mr. Tom Hodge, late partner in Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, that the dispersal of the collection would then take another fifty years. Phillipps was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a trustee of the British Museum, and it was calculated by a writer in The Quarterly Review of May, 1843, that "in his ardour for collecting" Phillipps disbursed 100,000. He failed to reciprocate the compliment of the British Museum and " forgot " it. His dislikes were tobacco and popery, and his will (Athenceum, Feb. 17, 1872) is reputed to have contained a clause that no Roman Catholic was to cross his threshold. The man to " value " his library after death was Toovey, the Piccadilly bookseller, a Roman Catholic ! Whetstone, N.20. H. PROSSER CHANTER. Besides his collection of manuscripts, see the list of 108 works privately printed by him at Middle Hill (Worcestershire) between 1817 and 1858, given in ' N. & Q.,' 2 S. vi. 389-391. R. B. Upton. Some of the MSS. of Sir Thomas Phillipps, the antiquary, were printed at his private press at Middle Hill. Many years ago I got from his son-in-law, the Rev. J. E. A. Fenwick, of Thirlestane House, Cheltenham, a copy of Glamorgan- shire Pedigrees, of which only 28 copies were issued, in a thin folio volume, boards. Inserted are four sheets printed in pedigree form, giving Mansell of Trimsaren, Shewen of Stradey, and two other families. On