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own words show (vol. xxxix. ch. ix., ut supra) that he was guilty of suppression, and that for reasons which are rather creditable than otherwise to his fidelity and sense of honour : "Forgive me, Mark ; if thou knew eat the purpose with which this deed is granted if thou knewest what it is not my purpose to tell thee what man- ner of hopes are founded on thy accepting it, I have that opinion of thee, Mark Everard, that thou would'st as soon take a redhot horseshoe from the anvil with thy bare hand, as receive into it this slip of paper."

But this is not all. Later on we have Cromwell's words, addressed to his officer Pearson (vol. xl. ch. xix.) : " Wretch ! thou hast not touched Markham Everard, in whom there was no guilt, for he was deceived by him who passed between us."

It is, perhaps, interesting to mention reverting to the topic of Sir Henry Lee's age that one other at least has taken the same view as DEVONIENSIS, namely, the painter W. Boxall, whose representation of the knight in the plate prefixed to vol. xxxix. of the Edin. ed. of 1832 is entirely in accord with your correspondent's notion of his appearance. A more accurate delineation of the ranger of Woodstock is, I think, however, to be found in the succeeding volume, where J. Inskipp portrays him exactly as Scott has described him in the second chapter of the novel an "elderly," but not an old man. EDWARD SULLIVAN.

Reform Club, S.W.


" ONLY TOO THANKFUL" (9 th S. ix. 288, 370, 457 ; x. 13, 151). The phrase " You are only too lucky " will be found at the end of scene i. in Bishop Heber's serio-comic romance 'Blue- Beard ' (London, Murray, 1841). Hume, in his essay 'Of Qualities immediately agree- able to Ourselves," says :

"In a kind way of blame, we say, a person is too good ; when he exceeds his part in society, and carries his attention for others beyond the proper bounds."

CHRISTIAN LARKIN.

Liverpool.

DISAPPEARING CHARTISTS (9 th S. ix. 144, 251, 391, 496 ; x. 34). Few persons outside the Vatican personally announce themselves to be infallible, but when it comes to owning to a mistake there is usually reluctance to do it, as though it damaged some secret sense of infallibility still existing in the mind. I make no pretension of the kind, and have no hesitation in admitting that I did confuse MR. F. ADAMS with MR. W. E. ApAMS. How, I cannot now tell, as I have mislaid MR. F. ADAMS'S communication. MR. JOHN GRIGOR thinks that my unsuccessful reference to


MR. W. E. ADAMS invalidates my dictum that " the correction of error is the establishment of truth." Instead of correcting an error I made one. But it is still true that he who does correct an error contributes to the establishment of truth. MR. GRIGOR must think so himself, or he would not have taken the trouble he has to correct (good- naturedly) the mistake of amalgamating two Adamses who do not assimilate. Major Cartwright held " that the errors of a jury ought to be respected." Ought not corre- spondents of ' N. <fe Q.' to respect errors made in the search for truth 1

G, J. HOLYOAKE. Eastern Lodge, Brighton.

PAM=KNAVE OF CLUBS (9 th S. x. 66).- "Lanterloo," the original name of loo or lu, is said to come from the French word lanturehi (nonsense, fudge), the refrain of a famous vaiideville of the time of Car- dinal Richelieu. CONSTANCE RUSSELL.

Swallowfield, Reading.

MRS. JANE BARKER, NOVELIST (9 th S. x. 87). I have for many years been endeavouring to find out particulars of this lady, but have been unable to procure any information except that which is to be gathered from her publications. I have the advertisement of an early work by her :

U A Christian Pilgrimage, or a Companion for the Holy Season or Lent written originally in French by Mons. De Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray made English by Mrs. Jane Barker, of Wilsthorp. near Stamford, in Lincolnshire 1717."

It may be noticed that the address to the reader in 4 A Patch-work Screen,' 1723, is signed "Jane Barker," and dated from Richmond, Candlemas Day, 1722/23.

The second edition (1719) of Mrs. Barker's entertaining novels contains, in vol. i., 'Exilius,' a dedication to the Countess of Exeter (Elizabeth Brownlow, wife of the sixth earl), in which Mrs. Barker writes :

"Was it not Burleigh House, with its Park, &c., that formed in me the first idea of my Scipio's Country Retreat ? Most sure it was, for when I composed my Romance I knew nothing farther from home than Burleigh and Worthorp.

These two seats of the Exeter family are about seven miles from Wilsthorp.

Jos. PHILLIPS. Stamford.

The same information was sought for through the columns of ' N. & Q.' as long ago as September, 1852 (1 st S. vi.), but no reply has appeared.

EVERARD HOME COLEMAN.

71, Brecknock Road,