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490 NOTES AND QUERIES. r 12 S.X.JUNE 24,1022. property is mentioned in several of the old MSS. books and also by Nennius and Giraldus. Can any reader furnish other instances of antiseptic rocks, soils and atmosphere ? S. A. [This seems to be another phase of a subject,

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11 S. xii. 300, 363, 388, 448, 465.] COMMODORE GALE, LEGENDARY. In the ' Recollections of James Anthony Gardner, Commander, R.N., 1775-1814' (Navy R ecords Society, vol. xxxi., 1906), the following passage occurs (p. 69) : ... so singing the old song : I hate this damned watching and trudging the deck; The most we can get, boys, at best is a check ; Sit still then, and let the lieutenants all rail, We'll ride out the breeze says Commodore Gale. And on p. 87 : This Frost was a complete Commodore Gale and went by the name of Hard Frost. Can any reader refer me to the complete song, or explain the allusion ? FRED. R. GALE. Selby, Gerrards Cross. ' GALE'S RECREATIONS.' Is anything known of John Gale, author of ' Gale's Cabinet of Knowledge ; or, Miscellaneous Recreations ; containing Moral and Philo- sophical Essays, Propositions, Natural and Metaphysical Maxims, and Observations on Select Subjects of General Utility ; with a series of Easy, Entertaining and Interesting Mechanical, Magnetical and Magical Experiments,' &c. (1799) ? FRED. R. GALE. Selby, Gerrards Cross. Louis DE MALE. This individual inherited Artois from his grandmother, Margaret of France, comtesse douairiere de Flandre, in 1388. He had an only daughter, Margaret, who married Philippe le Hardi, due de Bourgogne. Where exactly -was Male ? What is the present form of the name ? Or what name of entirely different origin has been substituted for Male ? What is the etymology of " Male " ? ARTHUR MAYALL. 3, Church Street, Southpert., " GEORGE STANDFAST." What was the real name of " George Standfast," who illustrated an edition of ' D'Horsay ' in 1902 ? W. ABB ATT. Tarrytown, N.Y. FRENCH COINAGE AND THE BIRMINGHAM MINT. On Nov. 26, 1802 (that is to say, during the thirteen months' peace after the Treaty of Amiens of March in that year), Joseph Farington, R.A., describes in his Diary the visit of Admiral Lord Gardner to the Birmingham Mint, where Mr. Boulton, the proprietor, stated to him that it had been proposed to make a fresh coinage there for France, which, including gold, silver, and copper issues, would be one hundred millions of pieces. Were these French coins struck at the Birmingham Mint then or afterwards ? J. LANDFEAR LUCAS. 101, Piccadilly. THE ATTRACTIONS OF PARIS. Mr. H. Gordon Selfridge, in a lecture before the Rotarian Club at the Hotel Cecil, London, explained the increased and increasing attractions of Paris for American people. When did that city first become an inter- national centre for female fashions ? Biblio- graphical references will be valued. J. LANDFEAR LUCAS. 101, Piccadilly. SCOTTISH GENEALOGY. It would be inter- esting to receive authenticated answers from those readers who are well up in Scottish genealogy to the following queries : 1. Who was the father of Euphemia, the wife of David, Earl of Strathern, the son of Robert II., King of Scotland ? 2. Who was the wife of John Steward, the second Lord of Lorn, whose daughters, Isobel and Margret, married Colin Campbell, first Earl of Argyll, and Colin Campbell, first of Glenorchy, respectively ? 3. Who was the wife of George, fourth Lord Halyburton ? 4. Who was the father of Janet, the wife of William, sixth Earl of Glencairn ? 5. Who was the wife of Hugh Fraser, fourth of Culbokie ? 6. Who was the wife of Hugh Fraser, second of Struy ? 7. Who was the father of Elizabeth, wife of Hugh Fraser, third of Struy ? 8. Who was the wife of Hugh Fraser, fourth of Struy, and what was the name of his daughter who married John Grant, fifth of Glenmoriston ? RONALD D. WHITTENBURY-KAYE. Newchurch, Culcheth, near Warrington. GROOMBRIDGE PLACE, KENT. The pre- sent Groombridge Place was built in the second half of the seventeenth century, | and the house occupies only a part of the j ground within the moat. Its predecessor I is said to have occupied the whole of the