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398 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 S. X. MAY 20, 1922. abridged and modernized about the time of James I. from one much older, entitled King John and the Bishop of Canterbury. The Editor's folio MS. contains a copy of this last, but in too corrupt a state to be reprinted ; it, however, afforded many lines worth reviving, which will be found inserted in the ensuing stanzas." JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT. Is MR. COTJRTHOPE FORMAN thinking of the ballad ' King John and the Abbot of Canterbury ' ? This tells how the King, professing to believe that the Abbot is plotting treason on account of the great state he keeps up, gives him three questions, or riddles, which he thinks impossible of solution, and directs the Abbot to answer them by a certain day, or " his head shall be smitten from his bodie " and his lands and livings forfeited, and how the Abbot's shepherd undertakes to personate him, and " with crozier, and miter, and rochet, and cope, fit to appeare 'fore our fader the pope," attends before the King on the ap- pointed day, and by his mot her- wit succeeds not only in giving answers to the questions, but also in obtaining the pardon of the Abbot. This ballad is to be found in Percy's ' Reliques of Ancient English Poetry.' WM. SELF -WEEKS. Westwood, Clitheroe. CANE -BOTTOMED CHAIRS (12 S. x. 350).- According to the various authorities on English furniture, coarse cane-work was introduced in the backs of chairs in 1665. In 1670 the cane-work was much finer, and was used for the seats as well, and from 1685 to 1720 its use had become fairly general. A reference to ' Furniture in England,' by Francis Lenygon (London, 1914), would probably give the names of the makers. ARCHIBALD SPARKE. The following quotations are furnished by the ' N.E.D.' : 1696. London Gazette, No. 3206/4, Cain'd Chairs. 1696. Ibid, No. 32 13/4, Cane-Chairs . . .Tables, Stands. 1710. Ibid., No. 4646/4, Richard Lewis, born in Shropshire, a Cane-chair-maker. The dictionary has no quotation at all for cane-bottoming, and for cane-bottomed only this : " 1877. A. B. Edwards, Up Nile, ii. 40, A row of cane-bottomed chairs." For cane-seated there is this : " 1881. Mechanic, 40, 19, Beechen frames for cane-seated chairs." For the verb cane, " to fit or set (a chair, &c.) with cane," there is only one quotation : " 1885. Leisure Ho[ur], Jan. 47/l r Women and children . . . caning or rushing the ' bottoms.' " L. R. M. STRACHAN. Birmingham University. ' THE CHARING CROSS MAGAZINE ' (12 S. x. 371). ' The Times Handlist of Newspapers' shows Nos. 1 to 5 of this magazine as having been published in 1900. Publisher's address is not given, but copies should be available for inspection at Copyright Office, British Museum. R. H. PARFITT. CHARLES D. GORDON (12 S. x. 329). I?can now answer my own query, on the authority of Viscount Milner. Charles D. Gordon, who translated Mauthner's ' Aristotle ' (1907), was, as I suspected, the Rev. Charles Dickens Gordon (1850-1918), whose origins are dealt with minutely in my ' House of Gordon ' (ii. (398)-(412)). The identification may interest cataloguers. J. M. BULLOCH. 37, Bedford Square. LOFTUS (12 S. x. 289, 356). There seems some doubt about the date of death of George Colby Loftus. In Burke's ' Peerage ' it is given as Nov. 15, 1861, and in the ' Landed Gentry ' as Nov. 5, 1861. The Gentleman's Magazine (1862, i., p. 108) states that he was late of the Scots Fusiliers, and died Dec. 5, 1861. A. H. S. HAMPSHIRE FOLK-LORE (12 S. x. 350). Some information about folk-lore and super- stitions in the New Forest will be found in ' The New Forest, its History and Scenery ' (3rd ed.), by John R. Wise. W. A. L." BARREL ORGANS IN CHURCHES (12 S. x. 209, 254, 316, 353). I am now told on good authority that it was not at Tickhill where the handle broke, but in the immediate neighbourhood, at Harworth, Notts. J. T. F. Winterton, Lines. " TTJILEURS " : A FRENCH MASONIC TERM (12 S. x. 309). The definition of tuileur as given in Lit t re's ' Dictionnaire de la Langue Franc, aise ' is, " Celui qui, dans une loge de francs-macons, est charge de tuiler un etranger qui se dit franc -mason ; and the ' Nouveau Larousse Illustre ' has almost an identical definition, viz., " Celui qui, dans une loge de francs-masons, est charge^ de tuiler les freres visiteurs." Clifton and Grimaux, in their ' French-English Die-