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discretion " ; and it refers also to later visits when "they burnt several villages." Although Island historians agree that they

made no long settlement on the Wight, they

used it as " an asylum," and the new light vthrown in the pages of 'N. & Q.' on the origin of Winkle Street makes the survival of that name at Calbourne where they are known to have been an interesting fact.

As there is no tradition concerning the settlement of the Danish pirates whom King Alfred scattered in 897 after they plundered the Wight and sailed away in their six ships, we may take it that the name in this instance dates from the invasion of a century later. And it seems an example- of continuity in place-names worth recording, that a crooked, narrow lane, or rather path, in an old village should have been known by its inhabitants as Winkle Street for

922 years. Y. T.

MARY JONES (12 S. vi. 68). Allibone, vol. i., p. 989, says, qxioting Wharton in Boswell's ' Johnson,' Croker's Edition : " She was sister to the Rev. River Jones, Chanter of 'Christ Church Cathedral at Oxford. . . .She died unmarried." W. B. S.

GENDER OF " DISH " IN LATIN (12 S. v. 266, 301). At the latter reference MB. .J. E. HARTING quotes Henry Drury's Latin 'translation of ' Hey Diddle Diddle ' from ' Arundines Cami.' In the fifth edition, 1860, the third and fourth lines are : Spectatum admissus risit sine fine Catellus, Et subita rapuit lanx cochleare fuga.

TVhich is the earlier version I do not know as MR. HARTING does not mention the date of his copy of the ' Arundines. ' About the

gender of "dish " in Latin it is interesting te note how the lexicographers disagree :

Laurentius, ' Amalthea Onomastica,' 1640 Mazonomum.

Pitiscus, ' Lexicon Antiquitatum Romanarum, Mazonomus & Mazonomium.

.Stephanus, ' Thesaurus,' 1735, Mazonomum.

Gesnerus, ' Thesaurus,' 1749, Mazonomum.

Bailey's ' Facciolati,' 1828, Mazonomus.

Riddle's 'Scheller,' 1835, Mazonomum or Mazo nomus (preference given to the neuter).

Andrews's ' Freund,' 1853, Mazonomus, " ace ~to others mazonomum, the masc., however, on account of the Greek word seems preferable."

Quicherat, ' Thesaurus Poeticus,' 1893, Mazo nomus.

Of the above-quoted lexicographers thos< of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuriei favour the neuter, excepting Pitiscus, whose lexicon is not mainly " a book! teaching th signification of words," and who give


[azonomium as well as Mazonomus, while lose of the nineteenth century, with one xception, prefer the masculine form.

It may be noted that fj.a^ov6/j,iov and

j,a^ovo/j.Lov appear to have been synonyms

f the alleged yxaovo/zos (see Taylor's-

Hederici Lexicon,' 1803 ; Gaisford's

Suidse Lexicon,' 1834 ; and Liddell and

scott, 1883). Suidas gives px^ovo/naov only.

Apparently there is no connexion, as uggested at the latter reference, between VEazer and Mazonomum or Mazonomus. Mazer appears to have been derived from he spotted or knotted wood, e.g., maple, of which it was made (see Skeat's ' Ety- mological Dictionary '), whereas /z<xovo/*os was, according to Hederich's lexicon (as above), derived from fJM^a and vefjua, which accords with Liddell and Scott's " a trencher

or serving barley-cakes on."

ROBERT PIEBPOINT.

JENNEB FAMILY (12 S. v. 238, 323 : vi. 116). The entry in the Standish Register of 1687 may refer to the President of Vlagdalen, Thomas Jenner, for Bloxam says that he matriculated at Magdalen College as " filius generosi," aged 15, on Feb. 1, 1703-4. But Bloxam is quite clear that his father's name was John. There seems to be some uncertainty as to the President's Christian name, which Bloxam gives as John (in italics). But elsewhere it is given as Thomas, or T., as on his gravestone in the antechapel of Magdalen, on which he is said to have died on Jan. 12, 1768, in the 80th year of his age. W. A. B. COOLIDGE,

Senior Fellow of Magdalen Coll., Oxford.

BBADSHAW (12 S. vi. 130). One William Smith Bradshaw was lieutenant R.N. Nov. 4, 1780, but was either dead or had retired by Jan. 1, 1783.

J. B. WHITMOBE.

LANCELOT BLACKBTJBNE, ABCHBISHOP OP YORK (12 S. vi. 130). Foster's 'Alum. Oxon.' gives the date of his birth as Dec. 10, 1658. J. B. WHITMOBE.

41 Thurloe Square, S.W.7.

ITALIAN ST. SWITHIN'S DAY (12 S. vi. 109). An Italian jingle :

Quando pieve a Santa Bibbiana

Piaverk quaranta giorni ed una settimana.

is quoted in ' Roba di Roma,' vol. ii., p. 256. But I do not know that St. Bibiana has any special influence over April ; she is celebrated on Dec. 2. ST. SWITHIN.