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towns. Anthony Trollope stayed with us in the Bush. He was travelling through Queensland, gleaning information before writing his book. E. L. WIENHOLT.

7, Shooter's Hill Road, Blackheath.

WAS DOCTOR JOHNSON A SMOKER ? (12 S. vi. 206). There is a reference to this in a letter from the Rev. George Butt of Lich- field, published in the ' Garrick Corre- spondence.' Butt, who was the intimate friend of Garrick, and probably of Johnson also, as they were all Lichfield men, wrote a long and gossiping letter to the actor on Mar. 22, 1777; in which he says, after some remarks on Socrates and Euripides : " There's for you ! Give this letter to Dr. Johnson to light his pipe by."


THE CAVEAC TAVERN (12 S. v. 170, 216). In the Transactions of the Quator Coronati Lodge, vol. xix., there is an illustration of the Caveac Tavern which stood next to the Church of St. Peter Benet-Fink.


There is much on its subject and history in ' The Origin and History of an Old Masonic Lodge, The Caveac, No. 176,' by Mr. John Percy Simpson, London, 1905.

W. B. H.

SCOTTISH BISHOPS (12 S. vi. 208).-.- Perhaps by " sees of the Church of England in Scotland " is meant the post-Reformation Scottish Episcopal Church : but the " foundations " of these go back, of course, to much earlier days some to the twelfth century, a few to the eleventh and eighth centuries.

The late Bishop Dowden of Edinburgh compiled an exhaustive and highly interest- ing list of the bishops of each Scottish See down to the Reformation, with short biographical sketches. In an appendix to this work, the table, as regards the sees of Aberdeen and Moray, is brought down to the year 1906.

The compilation referred to is ' The Bishops of Scotland,' by the late John Dowden, Bishop of Edinburgh; edited by J. Maitland Thomson. Glasgow, James Maclehose, 1912. C. J. TOTTENHAM.

Diocesan Library, Liverpool.

There are no " sees of the Church of Eng- land in Scotland." The sees referred to are those of the Episcopal Church of Scotland. There are also sees of Roman Catholic Bishops. J. T. F.

FRAMES (12 S. vi. 190). If PEREGRINUS will visit the British Museum, he will find an early example of a panel-portrait, com- plete with frame, in the room of Greek and Roman Life (table case J.). The guide description is adequate for brief reference : "It is of the kind known as an ' Oxford ' frame, with keyed double mortice joints, a groove for a pane of glass, a half-mitred inner frame, and a rough cord for suspen- sion.' F. GORDON ROE.

Arts Club, 40, Dover Street, W.I.

WHITE WINE (12 S. vi. 209, 234). There were several sorts of white wine in use in England in the eighteenth century. In a single page of a Dispensatory of the period I find white Rhenish wine, Spanish white wine, and white wine, without qualification, ordered. In another book of the same kind and of nearly the same date white Port and French white wine appear. In the formula of the latter work vin. alb., vin. alb. Portuan. vin. Hispan., vin. Canariensis are all pre- scribed, as well as vin. alb. Rhenani.

C. C. B.

THE THREE WESTMINSTER BOYS (12 S. vi. 88, 215). Your correspondent in his reply hereto says Poole " does not state which vol. iii. of Tait's Edinburgh Magazine is referred to." This is exactly what Poole .does do, and his chronological conspectus of the periodicals indexed, at the commence- ment of each volume of his index, could not be improved upon, and as a constant user of it, I should like to bear testimony to its accuracy and extreme utility. Mrs. John- stone's story will be found on page 784 of vol. iii., 1833, as given by Poole in his conspectus. ARCHIBALD SPARKE.

PILGRIMAGES AND TAVERN SIGNS (12 S. vi. 230). There can be little doubt that many old tavern signs owe their origin to names given to houses which were stopping- places of Pilgrims, and according to an interesting chapter on Hospices in Maskell and Gregory's 'Old Country Inns ' (1912), the Pilgrims to Canterbury taxed all avail- able resources for shelter and sustenance, and so a special form of lodging-house had to be devised, half inn, half charitable institution. Such there are at Rochester (George Inn), St. Albans, Ospringe, near Faversham (Ostrich, Crown, and Ship), Glastonbury (George), Wymondham (Green Dragon), Dover (Maison Dieu).