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9* S. XL MARCH 7, 1903.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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cum eunuchis Proto et Hyacintho discessit, et inte monachos aliquamdiu delituit : Romam poste cum Claudia matre reversa (anno 204) sub Nieet Urbis Prsefecto (anno 262) pro Christo martyr occi buit.

"Marinse virili habitu, Marinus dicta, monasticur institutum, inter viros amplexa est ; idem factum a S. virgine Euphrosina, quse inter Monacho multorum annorum vitam duxit, et sancto fin quievit.

" Candelam lib. de Bono statu virginitatis recentiori memoria duae sacrse virgines, e sanct monialium csenobio yiriles indutae vestes ad Capuc cinos perfectionis vitse cupidae, convolarunt ; pos aliquod tempus Agnete ad sanctimoniales misss fuere ; Zacharia Boverio teste, torn I. Annaliun Capuccinorum."

Reference is made to Cardinal Baronius i 4 Martyrologia Roman.,' 18 June, 25 Septem her, and 26 December ; also to the ' Annale Metaphrastes.' JOHN E. NOECEOSS.

Brooklyn, U.S.

"KEEP YOUE HAIE ON" (9 th S. ix. 184, 335 x. 33, 156,279; xi. 92). Unquestionably frou was the word used at Winchester School fo angry. See Wrench's ' Winchester Schoo Word -Book' (Winchester, Wells). It i thought to be a Hampshire dialect word. H. A. STEONG.

University College, Liverpool.

In a biographical notice of Dr. J. E. Sewell the nonagenarian Head of New College Oxford, the Daily Mail (January 30 remarks :

"Various derivations obtain for the nicknam< ' The Shirt ' which clung to him for some years. Some said that it was due to his prim, old-fashionec appearance. A more subtle reason ascribed it to the fact that he could be very angry when he liked or, in undergraduate slang, 'shirty.' The most obvious explanation of all and probably the right one was a reference to a once well-known London maker of shirts named Sewell."

FEANCIS P. MAECHANT. Brixton Hill.

KEATS'S * LA BELLE DAME SANS MEECI ' (9 th S. x. 507 ; xi. 95). ME. E. YAEDLEY'S reason- ing seems to be defective. Keats probably took his motive from mythological sources, but it does not follow that the old super- stitions had no symbolical basis. It seems to me probable that beliefs to the effect that meetings with supernatural (or rather extra- natural) beings caused fatal sickness may have sprung from attempts to account for visitations that remained inexplicable until the microscope and the test-tube came to the aid of human perception.

E. RlMBAULT DlBDIN.

MACNAIE FAMILY (9 th S. xi. 88). Various theories exist as to the origin of this. Mac- Bain's * Etymological Gaelic Dictionary ' says


the Gairloch branch should be called Mac Iain Uidhir (son of dun John), whereas the Perthshire sept is Mac-an-Oighre (son of the heir). Oighre is probably actually derived from the English word "heir." Prof. Mac- Kinnon believes the name to be a translation of the widely diffused English surname Smith, in Gaelic Mac-an-Fhuibhir (compare Latin faber). The Irish MacNairs regard it as derived from Mac Inneirghe.

JAMES PLATT, Jun.

AEMS WANTED (9 th S. xi. 8, 117). I believe the descendants of Sir John St. Aubyn, Bart., were legitimated by Act of Parliament. If so, perhaps they were thereby relieved from the obligation to difference with a bend sinister. Here is another nice heraldic point for discussion. JOHN HOBSON MATTHEWS.

Town Hall, Cardiff.

PASTED SCEAPS (9 th S. xi. 110). The fol- lowing method of detaching scraps, which I have generally found effectual, might be tried. Apply a piece of flannel, well soaked in cold water, to the back of the leaf on which the cutting or print is pasted, and then iron with a hot iron. After one or two applications of the iron, the cutting may be easily detached by means of an ivory paper- knife. This method may also be tried when the wet flannel cannot be applied to the back of the object, as in the case of ex-libris adhering to the cover of a book, and it may then be employed on the face of the object, but I cannot guarantee that the result will be as successful. W. F. PEIDEAUX.

I have lately detached a pen-and-ink draw- ng pasted or gummed into a scrap-book by damping the stout porous leaf of the book ! rom behind. I laid a washing-glove, soaked with water, on the back of the leaf, on that a thin board, and on that, a large paper- weight. In a couple of hours the drawing eadily peeled off, and then, after being >ressed between dry paper, was no worse.

have detached photographs fastened by

ubber - solution, after long soaking in

water. In that case a thin layer of the

mount comes off with the photograph, the

ubber not being soluble in water.

Durham.

PEECEDENCE (9 th S. xi. 68). The question ropounded by G. H. P. is probably capable f a good deal of argumentation ; but I should ange the dignitaries in the following order : myor, bishop, lord lieutenant, high sheriff, uke. These are my reasons. The mayor is

supreme within his borough that he would