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12 8. VI. MAY 22, 1920.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


."Newton the daughter of a second marriage ?

Mrs. Newton was also great niece of Obadiah Grew, D.D. [1607-89 ; ' D.N.B.']. I have no particulars of the connexion, and should be glad to have any available. She was living in 1749.

Deborah Newton (Mrs. James Smith), was also related, in what way is not men- tioned, to Samuel Corbyn, M.A., ejected from Trin. Coll., Camb., Congregationalist, who assisted Francis Holcroft, M.A. (see

  • D.N.B.'). O. KING SMITH.

Platt Farm, Borough Green, Kent.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S IN MOOR LANE : "COPY." I have read that a "copy" of St. Bartholomew's in Moor Lane was put up in Moor Lane in 1850. Was this a church or only a model or tablet ? and -where is it now ?


16 Long Acre, W.C.

TORTURE, "HUMOROUS AND LINGERING." In the ' Cambridge English Literature ', viii. 102, Prof. Saintsbury says that the Emperor Frederick II. 's taste in torture iias been described as " humorous and lingering. " By whom ? It is sad to hear ihat Gilbert's ' Mikado ' was not original in liis use of the phrase. G. G. L.

" THE TOUCH OF PARIS." " It is ordained .. . . .that they [the goldsmiths] work no worse gold than the Touch of Paris." 18 Edw. I. c. 20, A.D. 1300 :

1. " The Touch of Paris referred to in 18 Edward I. c. 20 was fine gold, or 24 carats." Gee's " Hall-marking of Jewellery " 1882, p. 29.

2. " The Old Gold Standard of France was 21 carats 2 grains." Markham's " Handbook 'to French Hall-marks, 1899 p. 12.

3. " The Fineness of Gold Plate by 28 Edward I was 19J carats." Chaffer's " Hall-marks on

Gold and Silver Plate," 1905, p. 51.

4. " The Touch of Paris was 19^ carats." Cripp's " Old English Plate," 1914, p. 9.

Which of these definitions is correct ?


AUTHOR OF QUOTATION WANTKD. In the final chapter of 'Jonathan Wild' (book dv. chap. 15) Fielding, in summarising the mental and moral Characteristics of that hero, remarks :

" or conquerors who have impoverished, pillaged,

-.sacked, burnt, and destroyed the countries and cities of their fellow-creatures, from no other provocation than that of glory ; i.e., as the tragic ,poet calls it,

a privilige to kill

A strong temptation to do bravely ill." I should be glad to learn the source of these two Sines. J. PAUL DE CASTKO.

1 Essex Court, Temple.


THE following particulars may be helpful to Mr. DODSON :

1. The two boxes of ancient glass seen by Winsten* in the cloisters of Winchester College in 1845, WERE given to Bradford Peverell Church about 1850. That Church was then being rebuilt, and the glass was given, as a present, to the rector, by his father, Dr. Williams, who was Warden of New College from 1840 to 1860. This glass which consists of a figure of Christ blessing, and supported by two angels at His feet ; together with sundry angels ; a lamb and flag; the word "sanctus" repeated three times ; a golden crown, and the figures of the four evangelists each with his respective emblem, f was removed from the West window of the ante -chapel at New College, Oxford, at the time that the Sir Joshua Reynolds panels were inserted in 1782.

2. The fate of the original glazing of Winchester College Chapel is unfortunately obscure. As stated, it was removed by Messrs. Betton & Evans of Shrewsbury, who had contracted to " retouch the colours, and to restore the glass to its original condition " J and upon this understanding had been entrusted with the task. They began opera- tions with the east window in December, 1821, as is proved by entries in the College Accounts for the years 1821-1822. The various panels were taken down, packed in boxes, and sent to Shrewsbury. Having obtained possession of Wykeham's priceless .glass, the firm proceeded to make a very careful and painstaking copy in modern glass, and it was this copy that they returned to Winchester to the great delight of the Warden (Dr. George Isaac Huntingford), and the Fellows who fully believed that the original had been replaced in a carefully cleaned and repaired condition.!

So pleased were the authorities at the manner in which the work had been carried out that a few years later they decided to

  • Refer Winchester Volume of Archaeological

Institute, published 1845.

t Quoted from a letter written by the present rector of Bradford Peverell Church, the Rev. H. A. Watson.

J Refer Mr. A. K. Cook's book ' About Win- chester College ' (Macmillan & Co.).

'Cook, 'p. 479.