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470 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 s. x. JUNE IT, 1022. THOMAS DENTON, son of Jeremiah Denton, of Kirby Moorside, Yorkshire, was admitted on the foundation at Westminster School in | 1693, aged 14. Particulars of his career .and the date of his death are wanted. G. F. R, B. DOWNMAN' s ' LADY GORDON.' Downman painted two portraits of a Lady Gordon. One, dated 1786, and illustrated in Dr.; Williamson's monograph on Downman, was sold at Christie's to Mr. Hodgkins in 1905 for 260 guineas. The other, illustrated in The Connoisseur, was shown at Shepherd's ' Gallery in 191L Who was this lady ? Or! are these two sisters ? Jn 1786 there were j seven ladies all ve bearing he title of Lady j Gordon : Bradford, Elizabeth ; wife of Sir Samuel Gordon, Bart., of Newark-on -Trent ; d. 1799. Corner, Hannah ; wife of Sir John James Gordon, Bart., who raised Gordon's Horse,

now the 30th (Indian Lancers) ; d. 1792.

Finch -Hatton, Harriet ; wife of Sir Jeni- son William Gordon, Bart., of Newark-on- Trent; d. 1821. Holden, Charlotte ; wife of the Rev. Sir i Adam Gordon, Bart., of Dalpholly ; d. 1793. | Mylne, Anne ; wife of Sir John Gordon, Bart., of Earlston ; d. 1822. Westfield, Sarah ; wife of Sir William Gordon, Bart., of Embo ; d. 1819. Alsop (or Phillipps), Mary ; wife of Sir William Gordon, K.B. ; d. 1796. I am inclined to think the lady of Down- man's portrait was the last named. Can ! any reader help to identify her ? J. M. BULLOCH. 37, Bedford Square, W.C.I. DR. CROTCH. In a 'Life' of Dr. Crotch in my possession appears the following : Nov. 1783. We went to Bath and again met Mr. Burgess, who had a full-length -miniature taken of me for himself by Rymsdyck. I should be most grateful if I could obtain any information as to where- this " full- length miniature " is at the present time. A. H. MANN. CHESTER MONASTERY. Dugdale says the monastery was surrendered Jan. 20, 31 Henry VIII. In J. H. Markland's edition of ' The Chester Mysteries ' (1818) is " The Proclamation for Whitsone Playes made

24 Henry VIII." It is there stated that

the plays w r ere *' devised and made by one S r Henry Frances, somtyme Moonck of this monastrey dissolved." What is the explanation ? W. R. DAVIES. WILLIAM BRAGGE'S COLLECTION OF BOOKS ABOUT TOBACCO. This was sold about 1884-5. I should be glad of information about it, in particular about No. 107 in Bragge's Bibliotheca entitled : Tobacco, its History and Associations, Use and Abuse, &c., &c. A Collection of Prints, Woodcuts and other Matter mounted in 10 large folio Volumes (half green morocco). By A. W. Bain, 1836. E. G. R. TAYLOR. BROOKE ARMS. Which family of Brooke bore the following : Gules, three fleurs-de- lis or : on a chief argent a lion of the first ? RALPH J. BEEVOR. Reymerston, St. Albans. " MOTHER ANTHONY." Can any reader explain the reference to " Mother Anthony " or " Dame Anthony " in the place-names Mother Anthony's Well (Wilts), Dame Anthony's Green (Hants) ? W. A. W. " CANNOT AWAY WITH." What is the inner meaning, and what the grammatical structure of this exprassion ? The editor of Coleridge's ' Table Talk ' (ed. 1833) says, in a note to a remark of that deep thinker and talker, " Mere addresses to the sensual ear he could not away with." The same curious phrase occurs in Isaiah i. 13, " The calling of assemblies, I cannot away with." The Revised Version has " I cannot away with iniquity," which is equally obscure. Its apparent drift is " I cannot abide it ; away w r ith it," but it is quite as open to the interpretation " I cannot rid me of it." Are there further instances of the use of this peculiar and archaic phrasing ? J. B. McGovERN. St. Stephen's Rectory, C.-on-M., Manchester. OPINIONS ON PKUSSIA : REFERENCES WANTED. James W. Gerard, in his book ' My Four Years in Germany,' pp. 44-45, says : " More than 125 years ago Mirabeau, the great French orator, at the commencement of the Revolution, said, ' War is the national industry of Prussia.' Later, Napoleon remarked that ' Prussia was hatched from a cannon ball.' Shortly before the Franco- Prussian War of 1870 the French Military Attache, in reporting to his Government, wrote that ' Other countries possessed an army, but in Prussia the army possessed the country.' " And in his book, ' Face to Face with Kaiserism,' p. 107, he quotes Goethe as having said, " The Prussian was born a brute and civilization will make him ferocious." I should be glad to know where these utterances of Mirabeau, Napoleon, the French Military Attache and Goethe can be verified. F. B. CAVE.