12 S. X. MAY 20, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 395 buried there ? In an addition, in brackets, to Mr. Barclay Squire's article on the family t of Broderip in Grove's ' Dictionary of Music and Musicians ' the date of John's death is also given as 1785. 3. John Hatton, " born at Warrington ; afterwards resided in Duke Street, St. Helens, in the township of Windle," is all the in- formation in Love's ' Scottish Church Music ' (p. 158). His name does not appear in the ' D.N.B.' or in Grove's ' Dictionary of Music and Musicians.' H. C. H. M. STONE SIGN, LOWER THAMES STREET (12 S. x. 309). -This sign, which I recently sketched, is over the entrance to Cox's and Hammond's Quays, No. 6, Lower Thames Street. It represents a bear with a chain and ring lying over his back, and has the initials M.E.H. (in monogram) with date 1670 in a semicircular panel above. The whole is enclosed in a neat brick-moulded architrave, and is above 3ft. Sin. high by 2ft. 9in. wide over all. I think there is little doubt it was the sign of Bear Quay, which was close here. A token was issued in the seventeenth century by Phillip Stower at the " Beare at Bare Key," and although placed by Boyne to Southwark I agree with Dr. Norman that it more likely belongs to the above place. A token was issued at the White Bear in Thames Street, and another token issued in Thames Street has a bear and staff on it. Beer Lane, formerly called Bear Lane, is close by. WILLIAM GILBERT, F.R.N.S. ENGLISH ARMY SLANG (12 S. ix. 538, and references there given; x. 7, 201, 279). With reference to Army slang already re- corded I think these have not yet been noticed : DE-BANTAMIZE. The 35th or " Bantam " Divi- sion was after a time reinforced by troops of a normal size, and was said to be " de-bantamized. EMBUSS (TO). To put troops on a motor-bus. On notice boards " Embussing Point " might be seen. PACKET. A wound. " He's got a packet." A. W. Bo YD (Capt.). ESQUIRE AND ESSAYIST (12 S. x. 349). I have a volume in elaborately stamper black leather, which is labelled at the back "The Tourist. T. Roscoe Esq." Is it possible that this is the book referred to by Q. V. ? It is not, however, a book of essays but is mainly a description of the Isle of Wight, and was published in 1843. The practice of styling the author or editor of a book, on its title page, as "Es- quire " was at one time not at all uncommon. My editions of Boswell's ' Johnson ' and of The Tour to the Hebrides ' are both stated to be by " James Boswell, Esquire." I take a few other examples at random : ' Sir Thomas More, or Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society,' by Robert Southey, Esq., LL.D., Poet Laureate (1829) and so in his edition of ' The Pilgrim's Progress, with a life of John Bunyan' (1831)]. ' Letters and Journals of Lord Byron,' by Thomas Moore, Esq. (1830). ' The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England,' a new edition by Basil Montagu, Esq. (1825-1834). 4 Hampshire : Its Past and Present Condition and Future Prospects,' by Robert Mudie, Esq. (Preface dated 1838). 4 Religio Medici and Urn-Burial,' with Prelimi- nary Discourse and Notes by J. A. St. John, Esq. (1838). 1 The State in its Relations with the Church,' by W. E. Gladstone, Esq., Student of Christchurch and M.P. for Newark (1839). ' Frederick the Great and his Times,' edited with an Introduction by Thomas Campbell, Esq. (1842). ' St. Patrick's Purgatory,' by "Thomas Wright Esq., M.A., F.S.A. (1844) [and so on the title page of several other of his books]. ' Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales,' by James Orchard Halliwell, Esq. (Preface dated 1849). ' Vathek,' by William Beckford, Esq. (1849). ' Suetonius ' Lives of the Caesars,' revised and corrected by T. Forester, Esq. A.M. (Bohn, 1855). ' The Isles of Loch Awe and other Poems,' by Philip Gilbert Hammerton, Esq. (1859). ' Chevalier's Treatise on Gold,' translated with Preface by Richard Cobden, Esq. (1859). ' History of Fiction,' by John Dunlop, Esq. (1859). 4 Mallet's Northern Antiquities,' new edition by I. A. Blackwell, Esq. (Bohn, 1873). ' Old Book Collector's Miscellany,' edited by Charles Hindley, Esq. (1876). ' Holbein's Dance of Death,' by Francis Douce, Esq., F.A.S. (Bohn, 1878). 4 Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words,' by James Orchard Halliwell, Esq., F.R.S. (10th ed., 1878). The list could, without difficulty, be con- siderably extended. WM. SELF-WEEKS. Westwood, Clitheroe. REFORMATIONS OF THE CALENDAR (12 S. viii. 370). This query does not appear to have been replied to. The explanation of the difficulty raised by MR. WHITEBROOK is that Pope Gregory XIII., when he rectified the calendar, did it by reference to the date of the Coxmcil of Nice, A.D. 325, instead of reckoning from Jan. 1, A.D. 1. He found that in A.D. 1582 the vernal equinox oc- curred 10 days earlier than March 21, the
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