Open main menu

Page:Notes and Queries - Series 9 - Volume 11.djvu/269

This page needs to be proofread.


9*8. XL APRIL 4, 1903.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


261


LONDON, SATURDAY, APRIL A, 1908.


CONTENTS. -No. 275.

NOTES : Archbishop Temple, 261 Temple's Father Notes on 'The Anatomy of Melancholy,' 263 Anglo- Scottish Song " Whuppity Scoorie " ' Notes and Queries' : Early Reference " Peeler," 265 -County Rime " At sixes and sevens " - Shakespeare's Sbylock ' Poetry of Wither 'Brittany and its People, 266.

QUERIES : -Bacon on Mechanical Inventions " Passive resistance " Stevenson : Corinthian : Put Goodwin, Bishop of Llandaff -Doctor Fulton Dale Family, 267 Mary Seymour Robert Scot Hourglasses Church Pells, 2-^8 " A Big Booke " "Gallant " " Tongue- twisters," 269.

REPLIES :-Coleridge's ' Christabel,' 269 King's Weigh House Dublin Parish Registers, 272 Gifford=Pagett Accuracy in Quotation Allusions in ' Sartor Resart us ' Portrait of Dante, 273 "Swelp"' Vicar of Wakefield ' Cornish Wreckers Misquotations, 274 Grahams of Netherby Dodsley Reynolds of the Mint Home or Hearne, 275" Whipping the cat" German Reprint of Leicarraga, 276 -Keats : " Sloth " " Unram " Memorial to " Nether -Lochaber" Mug Houses, 277 Merim6e's " Inconnue" " Weep not for her," 278.

NOTES ON BOOKS : Lang's 'Prince Charles Stuart' Coleridge's ' Works of Byron ' Laking's ' Catalogue of the Armour and Arms in the Armoury of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem 'Paul's ' Ordinary of Arms aad Bearings in Scotland' 'Burlington Magazine for Con- noisseurs' 'Journal of the Royal Institute of Cornwall.'

Notices to Correspondents.


ARCHBISHOP TEMPLE.

AMONG the many misstatements relating to Dr. Temple was one, delivered from the pulpit, that pictured him an energetic plough- man who had worked his way to the Primacy. This received colour from another invention that his father, Major Temple, died a small landowner or farmer, near Tiverton, Devon. As Frederick Temple was but thirteen years old when he lost his father, and went straight from BlundeLVs School, Tiverton, to Balliol College, Oxford, probably no oppor- tunity was afforded him for ploughing straight furrows or wielding the threshing flail, unless by way of recreative exercise ; and in telling an assemblage of working men that he had been early inured to hard work and hard living, he was actuated, not by the pride that apes humility, but by a desire to impress on his audience that he could enter into their feeling with genuine sympathy.

Since he and my late wife, his cousin, were to each other simply " Freddy " and " Mary ' until reverence for lawn sleeves hushed the familiar "Freddy," though "Mary" con tinued in use, I can write with some authority. His cousin Mr. Richard Carveth regretting, like many advanced in years, an


natality to satisfy the curiosity of junior relatives, consented to reduce to pedigree r orm what we heard from Dr. Temple's sister ^etta and what I gathered from wills and mrish registers concerning the Temples and Jarveths.

To substitute fact for fiction, Major Octavius Temple (once captain in the 38th Regiment) died 13 August, 1834, at Sierra Leone, aged ifty, after officiating eight months as Lieu- tenant - Governor of that island. He left Dorcas, his widow, with six children living, two sons and four daughters. They had four sons and five daughters in all. Frederick, the future Archbishop, was born in 1821. John, the youngest son, born 1823, became a lieutenant- colonel in the Indian army, and died 23 December, 1866. He held important situa- tions at Madras, in which he displayed great capacity for work, like the Archbishop. He was drowned when boating on the Adyar River. The married daughters were Anne Laura (Mrs. Thorold), Margaret (Mrs. Hugo), and Catherine (Mrs. Moberly). Netta, born 1819, remained single ; and Stowe Margaret, born 7 August, 1810, predeceased her father, whose grand mother's maiden name was Stowe. So the name came in ; not, as supposed, from Stowe, the seat of Earl Temple. Major Tem- ple's elder brother, Admiral Francis Temple, of Cliff Cottage, Kea, near Truro, died 19 January, 1863, aged ninety-two, and was buried at Gluvias, of which parish their father had been vicar. William Johnstone Temple, the said vicar, was the personal friend of James Boswell and the poet Gray. He died in 1796, aged fifty, and his wife Anne in 1793, aged forty-six. Their monument is in Gluvias Churchyard. (See Lake's 'Hist, of Cornwall,' ii. 84. )

To return to the Carveths. Within Gluvias Church is a monument bearing a lengthy Latin inscription, prose and verse, in memory of Henry Carveth, a distinguished naval com- mander temp. Charles II. (ibid.). The Arch- bishop's mother, Dorcas Carveth, was married at Probus, Cornwall, 8 July, 1805. She was named after her grandmother Dorcas Gerrans, married 6 January, 1743, at Ladock, to Richard Carveth, of Ladock and Probus. Their daughter Anne married, first, James Veitch, and had a son James, a captain R.N. ; secondly, John Carpenter. Their son John Carpenter, educated at Westminster School, was an officer in the King's Dragoon Guards, and married Theresa, second daughter of George Fieschi Heneage, son of George Heneage and his wife Catherine, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. Robert James, eighth Lord Petre. Richard, son of Richard