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476 NOTES AND QUERIES. ,,2 s. x. tioned even in satire now ? * The Wrong Box ' was published in 1889, and it is the latest such notice I have yet seen. But I recall one of fifteen years earlier in the pantomime of ' Little Boy Blue,' written by ! O. V. Keast for J. R. Newcombe's production at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, at the Christmas of 1874, the " principal boy " entering with the lines : Here have I come, mile after weary mile, Quite in the good old G. P. R. James's style. It was something, after all, to have in- vented a " style " even if only one to be gibed at. Who among our minor tale- writers can claim to have done the like now. ALFRED ROBBINS. YORKSHIRE USE OF " THOU " (12 S. x.'i 408, 456). In country parts of Somerset, | for a child to address its parents with | " thou " and " thee " is still regarded as j most insulting. I recently heard a mother call her boy, aged perhaps about 12 or 13, to come into the cottage. " What's thou calling I for ? Thee get inside thyself," was the impudent reply. " Do yer ' thou ' and ' thee ' I ? " she answered angrily. " I'll learn yer to ' thou ' and ' thee ' when I can ketch yer ! " ETHELBERT HORNE. AMERICAN CIVTL WAR (12 S. x. 431). ' Men and Things I saw in Civil War Days,' by James F. Rusling, A.M., LL.D., Brigadier- General (by Brevet), United States Volun- teers (New York, Eaton and Minns ; Cin- cinnati, Curtis and Jennings ; 1899, 8vo, pp. 411), is full of first-hand information for the whole time from 1861 to 1867. J. T. F. Winterton, Lines. THE BIRMINGHAM HARCOURTS (12 S. x. 409). A few years ago my wife and I had occasion to take a trip to Australia and New Zealand, and, knowing that tjiere were a number of Harcourts in these countries, we made a point of looking them up. One of them, Mr. Otto Harcourt of Melbourne, being greatly interested in the family Tiistory, had made a genealogical tree dating from Bernard the Dane, A.D. 876, illustrated wnth the various coats of arms, which he showed to us. I feel sure that if H. B. were to address a letter to Mr. Otto Harcourt, Melbourne, Australia, the latter would be pleased to give him any information which he may ask for. I may say that my wife's father was a Birmingham man (George Harcourt), who settled in Toronto, Canada, when quite a young man. ALFRED D. ZAIR. Lismoyne, Lydford, Devon. HUNGARY WATER (12 S. x. 409). Accord- ing to ' Chambers's Cyclopaedia' (1727-41) this was a distilled water called after a Queen of Hungary, for whose use it was prepared. It was made of rosemary flowers infused in rectified spirit of wine and thus distilled. Recent authors (beginning of the nineteenth century) state that the Queen was the consort of Charles I. of the Anjou dynasty (1310-1342). In the ' Complete Family Piece' (London, 1736) the receipt is given : Take Flowers of Rosemary 20 Ounces, rectified Spirit of Wine 30 Ounces. Let them infuse for some Days ; then draw off as much as there was Spirit put on [or rather as much as you can]. L. L. K. An aromatic water of the class of perfumes comprising simple solutions of volatile oils, being represented by eau-de-Cologne as a type. Here are the constituents for the manufacture, of lib. : Niobe oil, 1'dr. ; Meroli oil, 3|dr. ; Rose oil, artificial, 7^dr. ; Melissa oil, 4oz. ; Lemon oil, 4^oz. ; Rose extract, 7oz. (6clr. per pound). ARCHIBALD SPARKE. This is made of rosemary, sage and spices ; so called because the receipt was given by a hermit to the Queen of Hungary. AY. A. HUTCHISON. " Hungary water. Aquce regince Hun- garice. A pure spirit distilled from the rosemary, and strongly scented with the rich perfume of that aromatic plant " (' A Dictionary of Terms used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences,' by Richard D. Hoblyn, M.A.Oxon, 1885, p. 213). Edward T. Blakeley, in 'A Handy Dic- tionary of Commercial Information,' 1878, p. 212, writes : " Hungary water. Water distilled from the tops of Rosemary flowers with some spirits of wine." ROBERT PIERPOINT. OLDEST HALFPENNY EVENING NEWS- PAPER. (12 S x. 330, 436). The Bolton Even- ing News has long been considered the oldest halfpenny evening newspaper, and there is a recognition of its claim in " The Street of Ink,' by H. Simonis (1917). MR. NOBLE is entirely astray in stating that The Echo was