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NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 s. vi. MAY 22, 1920.

before several witnesses that it was entirely his 'Own fault, and that he had been wounded by the major in a very fair and gentleman-like manner, and that if he died, he entirely forgave the major."

Ibid., p. 440 under date Aug. 20 is the "following :

" At the assizes at Lancaster, Philips Glover, Esq. ; major in the Lincolnshire Militia was found cguilty of manslaughter for .killing Mr. Jackson in a duel, and was immediately discharged out of custody in court. It was with great difficulty that sufficient evidence could be procured to -induce the grand jur.r to find the bill."

The Christian name of Jackson does not appear : very possibly that of Glover was Philip not Philips. ROBERT PIERPOINT.

"!N ALBIS " (12 S. vi. 14). I think <that the meaning of these words, as quoted, .may be gathered from the following : Album, tabula, codex, idq ; multiplex Praetorum, ludicum, amicorum, &c. Albu*, album, tabula in qua scribuntur milites. . . .Rollo de soldati.

' Joseph! Laurentii .... Amalthea Ono- mastica,' published at Lucca 1640, being a dictionary of Latin-Greek, Latin- barbarous &c., words.

The modern Italian for rollo is ruolo. "Neither " album " nor " albus " is given in 4he dictionary of barbarous, &c., words in Bailey's ' Facciolati,' vol. ii.

Apparently " in alb is " meant " on rolls -or registers." ROBERT PIERPOINT.

TENNYSON ON TOBACCO (12 S. vi. 190). Did Tennyson ever mention smoking in his poems except in 1. 100 of ' Spinster's Sweet Arts': "And the stink o' 'is pipe i' the 'ouse"? The late G. W. E. Russell in ' Collections and Recollections,' says:

" When Lord Tennyson chanced to say in Sir 'William Harcourt's hearing that his pipe after

breakfast was the most enjoyable of the day, Sir

William softly murmured the Tennysonian line " The earliest pipe of half -awakened birds " ['Princess,' iv., 495].

Some historians say that he substituted " bards" .for li birds," and the reception accorded by the poet to the parody was not as cordial as its -excellence deserved."

It has been said that the word substituted for "birds " was not "bards," but " birds- -eye." JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT.

RAMAGE (12 S. vi. 207). In ' The Scientific -and Literary Treasury,' lay Samuel Maunder (London, 1841) at pp. 753-4 it is stated that :

"The largest front- view telescope, at present in England, is that erected at the Royal Ooservatory ^at Greenwich, by Mr. Ramage. in 1820 ; the diameter of the reflector is fifteen feet, and its focus -is twenty-five feet."


LATEST AS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE (12 S. vi. 202). It may interest the REV. J. B. McGovERN to know that according to The Tablet of May 15 two quarterlies have recently been started by the Jesuits in Rome, of which the one, Biblica, the organ of the Biblical Institute, is to be written mainly in Latin (though English, French, Italian, Spanish or German, are admissible), and the other, the organ of the Gregorian University, though it is to be primarily Italian, will admit Latin articles. Certainly Latin is far from dead.


The REV. J. B. McGovERN may be interested in the following story told by " Observator " in The Observer of April 6, 1919:

" A correspondent tells me of a linguistic curiosity of the Rhine. A British officer, a school- master in civil life, met a German, also a school- master. The one knew no German and the other no English, so they conversed in Latin."

J. R. H.

WHITE WINE ( 12 S. vi. 209). Is there any evidence that in the years 1770-1780 any particular wine was designated by this name ? Would it not include Hocks and Moselles, white Bordeaux and white Bur- gundy ? In " A Treatise of all Sorts of Foods . . . also of Drinkables . . . By . . . L. Lemery . . . translated by D. Hay, M.D.." third edition (London, 1745) at p. 334 it is written :

"Jn order to make White- Wine, you put the Juice of the White Grape, separated from the Husk or Skin of the Grape, into a Fat to ferment : On the contrary, when they make Red Wine, they let the Juice of the Red Grape ferment with the Husk ; and for this Reason, Red Wine has more Tartar in it, than White Wine."

John Walker's 'Pronouncing Dictionary' 2nd edition (London, 1797), has:

" Whitewine, hwite wine, s., A species of wine produced from the white grape."

John Ogilvie's ' Imperial Dictionary ' (London, 1863) says :

" White- Wine, n . Any wine nia^e of a clear trans- parent colour, bordering on white, as Maderia, Sherry, Lisbon,* &c. ; opposed to wine of a de^p red colour, as Fort and Burgundy."


An exhaustive account of the white wines of Spain, France, Portugal, and the Con tinent generally, which were known in England at the end of the eighteenth century ,

  • John Buchan, M.D., in ' Domestic Medicine,'

15th edition (London, 179"), pp. 42, mentions " Lisbon wine " thrice, and " white port " once. .