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40 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12S. X.JAN. 14, 1922. Jamieson. Mr. Percy Simpson's essay on the 1604 text of Marlowe's ' Doctor Faustus is a textual In the Appendix, where Miss Fleming gives her views as to the educational use that may be made of folk-stories, we find JBible -stories ir entk>ned I good example of acute and sympathetic along with ancient national legends as if, for j criticism. European children, they were on the sancre level. Have the educationists sufficiently considered unless children are themselves taught that unless children are themselves taught a group of tales as " sacred they will have no more than a verbal knowledge of what a " sacred " tale is ? And, if the Bible stories have i.ot, for European children, that particular value, they must forgo the possession of anything of th^ kind, for i.o others can now be so presented to them. But what is " sacred " must be kept apart. The advice in the Appendix is, in general, rather too facile and sweeping, though it may here and there hold useful suggestion for a teacher who has accumulated a tolerable know- ledge of folk-tales and is at a loss to get the most out of them. The illustrations, chosen " to illustrate the culture of the people " who told the stories, are most interesting, but want more than a child's or inexperienced person's knowledge to correlate with the text. What has a faience relief from Knossos in Crete to do with Io ? Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association. Vol. vii. Collected by John Bailey. (Clarendon Press, 7s. 6d.) THIS volume counts among the best in this delightful series. The lover of Donne must certainly not miss it. Here is an account, by Mr. John Sampson, of a copy of the 1639 edition of * Poems, by J. D., with Elegies on the Author's Death,' annotated ' by its first owner, whose initials G. O., the nature of the notes, and a com- parison of the handwriting with that in the parish registers of Bourton-on-the-Hill, point to Giles Oldisworth, the Royalist divine. Oldisworth, besides other interesting matter his annotations are most copious solves the puzzle of R. B., author of the last elegy, who has been variously conjectured to be Richard Braithwaite, or Broome, or Ralph Brideoak. None of these it is Richard Busby, the famous headmaster. He also gives " L. Cary " as the name of the person for whom Donne wrote the ' Elegie on the L.C.,' which would make the letters " L.C." indicate the j Lord Chamberlain. These two interesting identi- j EDITORIAL communications should be addressed fixations are mentioned as examples of the good to " The Editor of ' Notes and Queries ' " Adver- Pedigrees of some East Anglian Denny s. By H. L. L. Denny. (Reprinted from The Genealogist.) Memoir of Colonel William Denny, Lieutenant - Governor of Pennsylvania. By H. L. L. Denny. (The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. xliv., No. 2.) THE subject of the memoir was the son of a Hertfordshire rector belonging to a family of East Anglia which had borne a good part in the foundation of the English colonies in America. He was born in 1709, matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford, in 1726, and took his degree in 1730, and is next heard of as an original member of the Society of Dilettanti. By 1744 he had entered the Army ; in 1756 he was appointed Lieutenant- Go vernor of Pennsylvania ; in 1759 he was re- called, and he died "in 1765, after occupying him- self again with the affairs of the Dilettanti. There can be little doubt that his position as Governor was difficult. The most interesting pages in this account of him are those containing the full report of his situation addressed to Thomas Penn from Philadelphia in April, 1757,* which, together with one or two others, has been extracted from the " Perm Papers " in the MS. Division of the Historical Society of Penn- sylvania. The pedigrees are those of the Dennys of Cheshunt, Herts, and Howe Hall, Norfolk ; and of Beccles in Suffolk. Neither line seems to have male descendants. Needless to say, all the as- certainable particulars of each member of the two families are here set out with the greatest care, and the relative abundance of the informa- tion testifies to the exhaustive research under- taken to obtain it. to Corresponbent*. details upon which Mr. Sampson has lighted by his purchase of a " dogeared, worn and ink- stained " copy which the bibliophile might easily have passed by with disdain. Mr. de Selincourt's ' Rhyme in English Poetry ' is a very delicate study of a topic of vital importance for English letters, rounded out by illuminating reference tisements and Business Letters to " The Pub- lishers " at the Office, Printing House Square, London, E.G. 4 ; corrected proofs to The Editor, ' N. & Q.,' Printing House Square, London, E.C.4. ALL communications intended for insertion in our columns should bear the name and address of the sender not necessarily for publication, but as to and comparison with French use of rhyme. , a guaran tee of good faith. Muic F ?nSo^ WE cannot undertake to answer queries in style, which is good, but also in matter, which P n y a teiy. is much better. WHEN answering a query, or referring to an Mr. A. H. Cruickshank gives a very charming ac- i article which has already appeared, correspondents count of Thomas Parnell, to which is attached a are requested to give within parentheses -fm- pleasant and suggestive though not very deep- mediately after the exact headingthe numbers going series of criticisms of the eighteenth century. ! of the series, volume, and page at which the con- Mr. Geo. Neilson deals with a bundle of MS. | contribution in question is to be found. Ballads, printing an " abbreviate " of the whole A. ROGERS. The query on a translation of collection with notes of identification and, after

  • a careful discussion, showing that the collector

of these transcripts is no other than Robert stanzas from Omar Khayyam appeared at 12 S. ix. 272 (Oct. 1, 1921), and was answered at 12 S. ix. 317 (Oct. 15).