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tions,' and editions quickly followed until c. 1715, when one appeared with the title ' Hocus Pocus ; or, A Rich Cabinet of Legerdemain Curiosities, &c.,' which the Catalogue describes as another edition of the foregoing. ARCHIBALD SPARKE.

MASTER GUNNER (12 S. v. 153, 212, 277 ; vi. 22). I have in my possession a demy 8vo pamphlet of 29 pages, intituled ' Succession List (annotated] of the Master- Gunners of England,' by Major R. H. Murdock, R.A., Woolwich, 1892. This is a valuable treatise on the subject and is based on original research among Exchequer receipts, &c., Treasury issues, " Garde-robe " accounts, parchment rolls, Rymer's ' Foedera,' Royal and Ordnance Warrants, the Harleian and Cleaveland MSS., regimental histories, &c. It is reprinted from Proceedings Royal Artillery Institution, nos. 5 and 6, vol. xix. H. G. HARRISON.

The following epitaph is from the church- yard at Minster, Sheppey (near the south door of the church) :

. . . .Henry WORTH, Master gunner, died 1779, Aug. 26, aged 57.

Who'er thou art if here by Wisdom led To view the silent mansions of the dead To search for Truth from Life's last mournful page Where malice stings not nor where slanders rage Bead on No bombast swells these friendly lines Here truth unhonoured and unvarnished shines Where o'er yon sod an envious nettle creeps From care escaped an honest gunner sleeps As on he travelled to life's sorrowing end Distress for ever claimed him as a Friend Orphan and widow were alike his care He gave with pleasure all he had to spare Deep in the earth his carcase lies entombed With love and grog for him had honeycombed His match now burnt expended all his priming He left the world and us without e'er whining .Testing apart retired from wind and weather Virtue and WORTH are laid asleep together.

M.

"TEAPOY" (12 S. vi. 109). Your corre- spondent does not seem to know the deriva- tion of this word. It is a corruption of an Indian word which means three feet or three legs. It has nothing to do with tea, and the three-legged table is not used specially as a receptacle for tea. I have never heard the word "teapoy" applied to any porcelain article, but I am not a collector of ceramics. A. M. B. IRWIN.

49 Ailesbury Koad, Dublin.

SIR EDWARD PAGET (12 S. v. 126 ; vi. 78). I have to thank MR. ARCHIBALD SPARKE for his reply to riy nuery. Since asking it I have ascertained that there is at Queen's


House, Colombo, a picture of Sir Edwardb Paget which was " copied by Mr. Dorofielck Hardy from an original by Sir Thomas Lawrence in the possession of the Marquis of Anglesey at Beau Desert." The portrait, in * The Paget Papers ' is probably repro- duced from this painting.

PENRY LEWIS.

"CATHOLIC" (12 S. vi. 12, 113). Corre- spondents at the last reference are in agreement that Ignatius is the earliest writer Soiown to us who applies the term >] Ka#oAi*a^

A770-ta, to the Christian Church. As what Ignatius really said is not mentioned by any of your correspondents, it may be of assistance if the quotation is given. It occurs midway in the epistle to the Smyrnseans, and was written from Troas, on the journey to his martyrdom at Rome under Trajan, at a date uncertain, but probably A.D. 110. It must be remembered that in- all his epistles, Ignatius is remarkable for the emphasis with which he extols the episcopal office. The sentence in the epistle reads : " Wheresoever the bishop shall appear, there- let the people also be : as where Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Chureh."

F. A. RUSSELL.

116 Arran Road, S.E.6.

THEODORTJS OF GYRENE (12 S, vi. 91). The view indirectly described in Mr. Tolle- mache's foot-note to ' Safe Studies ' is plainly indicated in his ' Recollections of Pattison ' ('Stones of Stumbling,' p. 191), where we are told that in Benthamite circles Grote was called the "rigid Atheist."

Theodorus, the philosopher of the Cyrenaic- school (c. 300 B.C.) was known as <x#eos

EDWARD BENSLY.

One of the Cyrenaic school of philosophers (founded by Aristippus, a disciple of Socrates), who held utilitarian as opposed' to ethical and idealistic views of morals, thus approximating more closely, as time went on, to the Epicureans. The point of the remark quoted by MR. H. E. G. EVANS is that Theodorus was a thorough-going atheist. He flourished early in the fourth 1 century B.C. The most accessible references to him are in Cicero. See ' De Natura Deorum,' I. i. (" deos. . . .nullos esse. . . . Theodorus Cyrenaicus [putavit] ") ; I. xxiiu ("Quid? Diagorus <x6/eos qui dictus est r posteaque Theodorus, nonne aperte deorum naturam sustulerunt ?) ; "Fuse. Disp. r I. xliii ( " Theodori quidem nihil interest humine an sublime putrescat " ; tf- Seneca,.