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12 S. X. JUKES, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 437 NINETEENTH - CENTUBY WRITERS ON SPORT (12 S. x. 390). " Sexagenarian " (author of ' The Vine Hunt ') was the Rev. Edward Austen-Leigh, onetime vicar of Wargrave, Berks. He died in 1874. " Sexagenarian's " account of ; The Vine Hunt ' was printed for private circulation only ; the number of copies being small, the book fetches a high price. Save for a few minor errors, it gives very accurate details j of the sport of foxhunting in bygone days in East Berkshire and in Northern Hampshire. J. HAUTENVILLE COPE. " Stringhalt," the author of ' Runs with the Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Fox- hounds ' (Glasgow, Kerr and Richardson, 1874), was the late Mr. James Murray. He was one of the Murrays of Monkland, a well-known firm of ironmasters in the west of Scotland about the middle of last century. ! T. F. D. BARREL, ORGANS IN CHURCHES (12 S. x. 209, 254, 316, 353, 398). There were several instances of the custom of using barrel organs in the neighbourhood of Oxford. At the Warneford Lunatic Asylum at Head- ington Hill, in the Church of England Chapel, there was, twenty years ago, a barrel organ and a finger organ combined. The former was used when no one was present who could play the latter. In Eynsham Church, four miles from Oxford, there were formerly both a barrel organ and a finger organ to meet a similar emergency. There were formerly barrel organs at Bladon, near Woodstock, and at Coxwell, Berkshire, and each was converted into a finger organ. In a village (I cannot recall the name) in North Oxfordshire there was a barrel organ, limited to five tunes, which was in use until 1890, and I was told it was preserved in the church. H. PROSSER CHANTER. Whetstone, N.20. WILLIAM CULLEN, OR CULLING (12 S. x. 391). It is possible that hg was related to William Cullen, elected writer in the E.I. Company's service October, 1674, one of whose securities was Nicholas Cullen of Dover, merchant. William Cullen served the Company at Masulipatam, Madras. In 1676 he was reproved for throwing a brickbat into the window of Matthew Mainwaring, head of the factory. In 1680 he rose to the rank of a factor, and Nicholas Cullen again became his security. After this date I have not traced him. (See ' Court Minutes,' vols. xxix., xxxi. ; 'Letter Book,' vol. v. ; 'Fac- tory Records, Masulipatam,' vol. ii.) L. M. ANSTEY. DICKENS'S LITERARY ALLUSIONS (12 S. ix. 309 ; x. 14, 74). In addition to the quota- tions from the ' Beggar's Opera,' noted at the above references, the allusion by " Bar 51 at the Merdle reception should be mentioned (Book II., chap. ii.). The literary allusion-; by Dickens are perhaps less frequent than with some of his contemporaries such as Bulwer and Thackeray because of his comparatively limited knowledge of the classics and French, quotations from which sources figure so largely in other writers. Dickens has a number of allusions to Dr. Johnson, and very frequent allusions to English folk-lore. He makes also frequent allusion to Guy Fawkes. One of his most accurate German translators Paul Heichen calls attention to a mis-quotation from Macbeth in the tenth chapter of ' The Mystery of Edwin Drood.' Dickens speaks of Lady Macbeth' s lack of hope in the cleans- ing power " of all the seas that roll," but it was Macbeth who expressed doubt that the ocean could wash his hand. The continued popularity of Dickens in the United States is shown by the several active branches of the Fellowship, and the frequent allusions to his characters and phrases in the newspapers and journals is a gratifying condition, showing that amid all the welter of sex novels and sex movies there is still an appreciation of decency, and that humour does not need salacity to render it popular. In 1920, when the Democratic Convention was about to nominate a candidate for the Presidency, a prominent leader in the party being asked if he was a candidate said, " I am not making a canvass, but you may say * Barkis is willin.' It is greatly to be regretted that an edition of all Dickens's works has not been issued with a complete commentary. Many of his allusions are now unintelligible. I made an unsuccessful attempt some years ago to find out the nature of the " flat candle " which Master Bardell was carrying when he admitted Mr. Weller on that eventful evening. HENRY LEFFMANN. Philadelphia. THE ONE-LEGGED LORD MAYOR (12 S. x. 251, 314, 397). With regard to COL. Fox's communication, it would be interesting to discover whether J. S. Copley painted