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as a beverage they confined themselves, should have been so instrumental in securing the Hanoverian succession by promoting loyalty thereto. The signs of a few of these mug houses, distinguishing the successors of the taverns that were popular in the cause, exist to this day, as, for instance, the " Boar's Head" in Fleet Street, near Whitefriars Street (then Water Lane), which was known as the Blue Boar's Head," and was kept by a Mr. Gosling, whose praises are sung by the author of the ' Vade Mecum for Maltworms.' See also Dr. Doran's ' London in Jacobite Times,' p. 263. Then two more of their resorts were the " Harp " in Great Tower Street, and the " Nag's Head " in James Street, Covent Garden, both still standing, I believe, although rebuilt, and, I think, the "Black Horse" in Seven Dials. But the "lloebuck" in Cheapside, where the Williamite Club vented its loyalty, the Mug House in Long Acre, Read's Coffee-House in Salisbury Court, and the "Magpie" in the Old Bailey, afterwards the "Magpie and Stump," have, with many others, entirely disappeared. For further information see Allen's 'London,' vol. ii. p. 11 ; Chambers's 1 Book of Days,' vol. ii. pp. 109-12 ; Pinks's 'Clerkenwell,' 1881, pp. 335-6; 'Mug-House Diversion,' 1719 ; Weekly Journal, 11 August, 1716; 'Journey through England,' 1722; the Flying Post, No. 3791, 1716; Tatler. No. 180 ; and 'Old and New London.'

J. HOLDEN MACMlCHAEL.

In Lancashire, and probably in some other Northern counties, a mughouse is a vulgar equivalent for beerhouse. The verb " to mug " is employed in reference to drinking, as "I mugged him." A mug shop is a common term for a place where cheap pottery is sold, 'mug " being the general term for such ware. Ihus an earthenware crock is a pan-mug.

E. ElMBAULT DlBDIN.

MERIMEE'S "INCONNUE" (9 th S. x. 509; xi. 117). An article in Macmillaris Magazine near the end of 1895, or early in 1896, entitled

Mademoiselle Dacquin,' gives a full account ot this^lady and of her acquaintance with Menmee, and may possibly be easier of access to MR. FORBES than the French books cited at the latter reference. The lady made herself known after the long mystery I^T l n %&**irs des Chercheurs, the French

N. &Q.,' in April, 1892. M. C. L.

New York.


WEEP NOT FOR HER" (9* S. Xi. zz*,.-

ihis is the refrain of a beautiful poem entitled ' A Dirge,' by D. M. Moir, the A of


Blackwood's Magazine, and may be found in Noctes Ambrosianse ' (viii.), July, 1826. It consists of eight stanzas of seven lines each, and when read to the company by the Ettrick Shepherd the comment is : Omnes. Beautiful beautiful beautiful beautif u 1 indeed !

JOHN PICKFORD, M.A. Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge.


NOTES ON BOOKS, &c.

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, the, Young Chevalier.

By Andrew Lang. New Edition. (Longmans &

Co.)

IT is pleasant to students of history in general, and collectors of Mr. Lang's writings in particular the latter a large body to have this bright, luminous, and scholarly life of "bonnie Prince Charlie" in an accessible and available edition. Possessors of the work in its original illustrated shape have far too much reverence for it to use it roughly. Almost a book is it in that shape to be perused in a court dress and with white kid gloves. It now takes its place among the books that the student puts on the shelves by the other historical writings of its author, peruses at leisure, and possibly in a small way annotates. It is, of course, a record as sor- rowful as faithful of a career bright and chivalric at the outset and very saddening at the close. Had Charles Edward Stuart died sword in hand at the battle of Culloden it is hard to say what might have happened in English history. With the in- glorious termination of his life the cause of the Stuarts expired modern affectations count for less than nothing. At the present what is most romantic and picturesque in the career of the latest Stuart is carefully guarded and protected by the reigning family, and Mr. Lang's book is greatly the richer from the documents at Windsor Castle to which he has been allowed full access. It is obviously impossible to treat as a novelty what has been before the public for a couple of years. Of his hero, whose fame will be the higher the sooner it is abandoned to tradition, song, legend, and pos- sibly, even in these days, myth, Mr. Lang says, " Untrue to himself, untrue to many a friend, his heart was constant to his Highlanders." This may be true. It does not sum up the arraignment. In a mood still charitable, he continues, " Farewell, unhappy Prince, heir to such charm, and to such unmatched sorrows ; farewell, most ardently loved of all the Stuarts."

The Works of Lord Byron. Edited by Ernest

Hartley Coleridge, M.A. Vol. VI. (Murray.) As originally designed, the definite edition of Byron's poetry, edited by Mr. Coleridge, was to have ended with the sixth volume, which is wholly occupied with ' Don Juan.' So much fresh material has, however, been discovered as the work pro- gressed that a seventh volume has been found necessary. The volume yet to appear will comprise epigrams, a few stray verses, and a complete biblio- graphy, for which the student cannot fail to be thankful. It will also include illustrations, chiefly from drawings made for the late John Murray, of