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[i2.s.x.MAT2o,i922. NOTES AND QUERIES. 397 I shall be glad to show the picture to following passage appears to blend the two very happily, besides containing an allusion to an observance on the fourth Sunday in Lent : Above all I should have loved to see Joan under the Fairy Tree. It was a beech ; I have often thought about it ; a marvellous beech, which cast a great and beautiful shadow. It was called the Ladies' or the Fames' tree, for the fairies were ladies as much as the saints ; but ladies magnificently dressed and not wearing a heavy gold crown like St. Catherine. They preferred . to be crowned with flowers. Now this beech was became wife of John Dyve of Bromham, very old, handsome and venerable. It was also Beds. She was called " Douglas," having anyone who may be interested in City history. C. J. Fox (Lieut.-Colonel), Chief Officer London Salvage Corps. SURNAMES AS CHRISTIAN NAMES (12 S. ix. 370, 437, 474, 511 ; x. 115, 255). A curious example of this is provided by the name of one of the daughters of the Right Hon. Sir Anthony Denny, born about 1545, who called " the Tree of the Loges-les-Dames," the " arbre charmine," " the Fairy Tree of Bourle- mont " and " the Beautiful May." ... It grew near a fountain called " the Fountain of the Currant-bush," where in days gone by the fairies had bathed, and a virtue had remained in its waters ; they that drank thereof were cured of fever. This was why it was also called the good fountain Aux-Fees-Notre-Seigneur, a sweet and happy name which placed under the protection of Jesus the little supernatural people whom the Apostles had so roughly attacked, without being able to drive them from their forests and their native springs. Every year, on the fourth Sunday of Lent, or Fountain Sunday, the boys and girls of the village used to go in a party to eat bread and nuts under the Fairy Tree ; then they drank of the Currant-bush Fountain, whose water is good only for the sick. ('On Life and Letters : Concerning Joan of Arc,' by Anatole France.) T . p ERCY ARMSTRONG. The Authors' Club, Whitehall, S.W. THE ONE-LEGGED LORD MAYOR (12 S. x. 251, 314). To supplement the in- formation given as to the one-legged Lord Mayor, Sir Brook Watson, first baronet (1735-1807), I find, in a manuscript I wrote 20 years ago on ' One-legged Heroes,' that Watson distinguished himself under General Wolfe at the siege of Louisburg, and whilst in the Army was known as " Wooden-leg Commissary." He always made light of his infirmity, and during his Lord Mayoralty arranged a cricket match at Greenwich Hospital between an eleven with one arm and an eleven with wooden legs. Watson's side won, he being top scorer. H. PROSSER CHANTER. Whetstone, N.20. I have read with much interest the replies at the second reference, giving particulars of the incident in Havana Harbour, when the! leg of a boy (Brook Watson, who afterwards ! became Lord Mayor of London) was bitten doubtless been the goddaughter of Lady Margaret Douglas, one of the ladies of the Court. The first Lord Windsor (by summons, 1529) was called " Andrews," the surname of his mother's family. H. L. L. D. off by a shark. I have the original painting of the affair, history of the matter. RHYMED HISTORY OF ENGLAND (12 S. x. 249, 297, 352, 376). I have a Rhymed History of England in MS. It was given to me by a lady who learnt it at school in Harrogate during the thirties of last century. It begins : King in a thousand sixty six Conquest did the Norman fix ; Robert's right to Rufus given Saw a thousand eighty seven. When Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne one of the governesses added the lines : In eighteen hundred thirty seven The crown was to Victoria given. The past is known, the future is obscure Time will reveal what England must endure But 'twill be well if righteousness prevails To avert the evil wickedness entails. E. HARGRAVE. There is a full copy of the verses referred to by SIR RICHARD PAGET in 'Eastern Counties Collectanea,' p. 103. The verses are there stated to have been written by the late Mr. Hudson Gurney of Keswick, and end with Queen Victoria. I shall be pleased to send a full copy to your correspondent if he wishes. GEO. W. G. BARNARD. ' THE KING, THE BISHOP, AND THE SHEP- HERD ' (12 S. x. 349). The ballad sought would appear to be ' King John and the of Canterbury,' which forms No. in ' The Ballad Book,' edited by William Allingham (Macmillan and Co., 1872), pp. 64-68. A note on p. 377 says : From Percy's Reliques ; those marked with %*, - i the sign of " considerable liberties " taken by the 3 editor. " The common popular ballad [says he] of King John and the Abbot seems to have been