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12 S. X. JUNE 24, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 495 WEDDING-RING : CHANGE OF HAND (12 S. x. 1 453). Much information from the Here- ford, York and Salisbury Missals referring to the ring finger in the marriage service will be found in Hazlitt's ' Faiths and Folklore,' vol. ii., pp. 515-6, and Wood's ' Wedding Day in all Ages and Countries,' vol. ii., pp. 132-3. Some of the extracts are rather confusing and contradictory. ARCHIBALD SPARKE. " ST. FRAUNCES FIRE " (12 S. x. 452). Does Spenser mean St. Anthony's fire ? The sources I have referred to all call the sacred fire " a pestilential erysipelatous distemper, ' r and say the miraculous cures were granted on the intercession of St. Anthony ; pil- grimages were made to his church of La Motte, St. Didier, near Vienne, in Dauphine, and his patronage implored against this disease. ARCHIBALD SPARKE. MAJOR WILLIAM MURRAY (12 S. x. 451). This gentleman survived his terrible experience of July, 1861, by no fewer than forty -five and three-quarter years. He was born in 1819 and died at Ossemsley Manor, Christchurch, Hants, on March 28, 1907. 37, Melody Road, S.W.I 8. R. S. FARROW. STONE SIGN, CORNER OF WARWICK LANE AND NEWGATE STREET (12 S. x. 431). This sign is generally believed to represent Guy, Earl of Warwick, and it bears the date 1668. Cunningham, in his ' Handbook to London,' draws attention to it in its present position. Stow connects Warwick Lane with the Earls in these words : Then is Eldnese Lane which stretched north of the High Street of Newgate Market ; the same is now called Warwick Lane, of an ancient house there built by an Earl of Warwick and was since called Warwick Inn. WALTER E. GAWTHORP. 16, Long Acre. GRAZIA DELEDDA (12 S. x. 453). I recently contributed a fairly long article on ' Italian Women Novelists to The Publishers' Circular (May 13, 1922), and gave the following particulars concerning the distinguished writer : Grazia Deledda, the poet and novelist of Sardinia, has been a prolific writer of verse and fiction. Her numerous novels include ' Fior di Sardegna' (1892), 'La Via del Male' (1896), II Tesoro ' (1897), and ' L'Ospito ' (1898). Her masterpiece is considered by many of her admirers to be ' Eh* as Portolo.' Many of her works have been translated into French, Spanish, Swedish and German. Three have appeared in English translations, viz., ' Dope il Divorzio,' ' Cenere,' and ' Nostaglio.' Count Angelo de Gubernatis says : " Tous les romans de Grazia Deledda illuminent des paysages et des scenes de la vie sarde, avec un fidelite, un force . . . dont le plus grand charme est une certaine sauvagerie." Count Angelo de Gubernatis deals with her early career in his * Dictionnaire des Ecrivains du Monde Latin ' (last edition 1905). It was also announced in some Italian literary journals a few months ago that Grazia Deledda was engaged on an ' Autobiography.' ANDREW DE TERNANT. 36, Somerleyton Road, Brixton, S.W. LONDON CLOCKMAKERS (12 S. x. 431, 478). William Kipling, Broad Street, near Ratcliffe Cross, has the date 1705-37 on a bracket clock brought to England as loot from the Emperor's Summer Palace at Peking in 1860. He does not seem to have been a member of the C.C. Richard Motley was admitted C.C. 1682. A. G. KEALY. JOTTINGS ON SOME EARLY EDITIONS 01* THE BIBLE IN LATIN (12 S. x. 427). This is a very interesting article dealing with the errors of the earlier versions which appear, till 1472, to have been consistently wrong in using the word for " ears," forgetting that in the East an enemy would be led by the " nose " or " nostrils." I cannot appreciate the last sentence of MR. S. J. ALDRICH, however, and cannot understand why he should expect that the authors of the* Revised Version should do other than they did, when their translation of the verses follows the correct Autho- rized Version, corroborated as it is by the Vulgate. Perhaps MR. ALDRICH would ex- plain to some of your readers, like myself, why Dr. Ginsburg should have been expected to take notice of the erroneous renderings in the Latin, and, if noticed, where he would have expected the error to have been remarked. W. S. B. H. REVERSING THE UNION JACK (12 S. x. 391, 432). Boutell is quite correct. The Jack is made up of the three flags of St. George, St. Andrew and St. Patrick, and MR. PEARSALL will notice that the white diagonal cross of St. Andrew in the Jack is broader on two sides. The broad white