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12 S.X.JAN. 21, 1922. ; NOTES AND QUERIES. 45 who had gone to Newcastle and entered the | studio of Wailes, to return to York and set | them up in the business. Several agree- ments between Mark Barnett and the firm still exist. One of these, probably the latest, which is dated Oct. 2, 1860, was an agreement for three years at 2 per week, on the expiration of which two promissory notes ! of 10 and 20 for sums of money advanced to Barnett from time to time by Ms employers were to be made void. During the time Barnett was with them, Messrs. Hodgson executed windows for St. Michael-le-Belfrey Church in 1855, for St. Mary's Bishophill Junior, the east window of Heslington Church, and windows for many other places. About the year 1863, Mark Barnett, who was of unsteady habits, finally left York and eventually died in poverty in Manchester. The glass -painting was afterwards carried on by Richard Lambert, who had been an apprentice and who now became manager, and by two apprentices, Charles Hardgrave and Harry Dickson. However, Mr. T. G. Hodgson, the present proprietor, on succeed- ing his uncle and father in the ownership and management of the business, closed the stained-glass department as he found it did not pay. Richard Lambert, the manager, went up to London to try to enter one of the studios there. He had, however, been trained under Mark Barnett to work in the manner of the early revivers, with colours mixed with oil of spike, and the difficult water-colour technique adopted by the Lon- doners frightened him so much that he aban- doned glass -painting and went to the Potteries. The two apprentices, Harry Dickson and Charles Hardgrave, had long and useful careers before them. Harry Dickson, who," happily, is still* alive, was born in 1848 and began glass -painting at Hodg- son's when he was 1 6 years of age. Two or three years later he left them and went to London, where he worked for some of the principal studios, including Messrs. Clayton and Bell, Messrs. Ward and Hughes, Messrs. Bell and Almond and others. He eventually returned to York and was for over 14 years in the studio of the writer's father. He sub- sequently went to the North Eastern Rail- way Company's carriage works to carry out glass -painting and heraldic and decorative work, where he has been ever since. His son, George Dickson, entered the studio of J. W. Knowles in 1889, and after being there for ome years joined his father at the North Eastern Railway Company, where he still is. The other apprentice, Charles Hardgrave, was bom in 1850, and was the son of Michael Hardgrave, coppersmith in Fossgate, York. In 1867, when he was 17 years of age, he won a scholarship at the National School of De- sign, South Kensington (now the Royal College of Art), with a design for a five -light window. In 1871 he entered the studios of Messrs. Powell of Whitefriars and supervised for them the mosaic in St. Paul's after Raphael's ' Disputation,' and the reredos of Clifton College Chapel after Holman Hunt's ' Finding of the Saviour in the Temple,' whilst the mosaics in All Souls' Church, Hastings, were from his designs. He was a fine colourist and frequently exhibited at the Royal Academy designs for mosaics and glass. Probably his most successful windows were the great north transept windows in Bristol Cathedral, the east window of Rom- sey Abbey, and the east window of the church of St. Edmund King and Martyr, Lombard Street. He died in August, 1920. Mr. T. G. Hodgson still possesses a large number of cartoons and drawings, also numerous panels of glass done by Mark Barnett and others. On Nov. 5 last, a " pre- liminary announcement to the clergy and others interested," which appeared in The Yorkshire Herald, stated that at an early date there would be offered for sale by auction " a large quantity of valuable Old York Stained Glass, including six full lights, 20 panels of groups, and a large number of geometrical designs . . . the work of a well-known York artist, [which] were painted upwards of 70 years ago." JOHN A. KNOWLKS. BYRON AND CAMPBELL : A PARALLEL. IT is a Well-known fact that Byron, in his rather free appropriation of phrases and images from other authors, borrowed several times from Thomas Campbell.* Yet little notice has been taken of Campbell's debt to Byron ; partly, perhaps, because of the former's relative unimportance as a poet,

  • ' Works,' ed. of E. H. Coleridge, London,

1899. The following parallels are pointed out : ' Childe Harold,' Canto IX., st. i., and ' Battle of the Baltic,' ii., 11. 1-2 * Siege of Corinth,' 246, and ' Pleasures of Hope,' ii. 207 ' Childe Harold,' I. x. 6, and ' Gertrude of Wyoming,' II. viii. 1 ' Don Juan.' I. Ixxxviii., and ' Gertrude of Wyoming,' III. i.