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the medium of a small Dutch newspaper. Ii was published in three big-letter lines, 'Great Victory of the English at Amsterdam.' My grandfather, who owned some ships, had told his captains whenever they went to the Dutch coast, or to any place where there were newspapers procurable, always to bring him the latest publications of the kind. When my grandfather who believed, as we all do, in the accuracy of whatever was printed in a news- paper saw this announcement, he imme- diately took it to the Treasury and gave the information to Lord Liverpool without saying how he got it. Strange to say, the news was scouted, because at the very same time in- telligence had arrived that the English troops had been defeated on the previous day."

N. S. S.

LONGEVITY. Mrs. Margaret Ann Neve died at Guernsey on Saturday -last, aged 110 On the previous day she recited the Ninetieth Psalm in French. Her birth register in the church of St. Peter Port records that she was born on May 18th, 1792. X.

WE must request correspondents desiring infor- mation on family matters of only private interest to affix their names and addresses to their queries, in order that the answers maybe addressed to them direct.

HOYARSABAL OF CuBiBURU. There is in this library an edition of 'Les Voyages Avantureux du Capitaine Martin de Hoyar- sabal, habitant de Cubiburu,' printed at Bordeaux, and dated 1579. Does>ny reader know of other copies of this particular edition, of which I find no mention in Brunet or any catalogue I have been able to refer to 1 Where is Cubiburu ?


Middle Temple Library.

COLLINGWOOD. I am anxious to know if one of Admiral Collingwood's sisters was married about the year 1780-1785 to the Rev.

Ward, a clergyman who, I believe, lived

in South Derbyshire or thereabouts, and was some time chaplain to Sir Richard Ark w right; also where I could obtain any entry or ac- count of such marriage. G. M. G.

" PINSENALL." I shall be glad if some kind philologist will supply the derivation and meaning of this word. It occurs in Norden's 'Speculum Britannia),' 1593. F. M. H. K.

'ADESTE FIDELES.' In a collection of tunes by James Turle, late organist of West-

minster Abbey, or what used to be called the S.P.C.K. Hymn-Book, I find the 'Portu- guese Hymn,'or 'Adeste Fideles,' better known in my younger days as ' Portugal New.' He states the composer to be John Reading, and gives the date "about 1680 (?)." Reading was organist of Winchester College and the author of ' Dulce Domum.' Now I have always understood that this is an ancient melody in the Roman Catholic Church, and not at all likely to be composed by John Reading. At any rate, this is the first time I have heard his name mentioned in connexion with it.


[See the long discussion in the first six volumes of the Sixth Series. ]

" SURIZIAN." Will some one explain this word as it occurs in an ' Ancient Petition,'

thus : "A nostre Seygnur le Rey monstre

vostre Surizian " 1 It cannot, I suppose, be surgeon, as the writer styles himself a Chivaler. C. SWYNNERTON.

TRADESMEN'S CARDS AND ADVERTISEMENTS. Are any collections of the above known to exist beyond those in the British Museum and in the possession of the Hon. Gerald Ponsonby and Mr. Eliot Hodgkin?


140, New Bond Street, W.

WRITING AND LANGUAGE OF THE HUNS. George Hickes, the learned Dean of Win- chester, reproduces what purports to be an ancient alphabet once used by the Huns in ris 'Lingvarum Veterum Septemtrionalium Thesaurus ' (Oxonii, 1705, Pars Prima, Prse-

atio, p. xvii) ; and an old Hungarian writer,

Johannes Thelegdy, produced in the six- teenth century a treatise on the language of ihe Huns, under the title ' Rudimenta Priscae Eunnorum Linguae,' of which several MS. copies are extant in Germany and Hungary, Dut all are faulty and incomplete, and were copied from an imperfect transcript made in .614. It is also stated that his treatise was published at Leyden in 1598, but no copy of

he printed version has as yet been discovered.

Can any reader of ' N. & Q.' help me in this natter? L. L. K.

JOHN HETHERINGTON was admitted to West- minster School in 1785, and subsequently went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where e graduated M.A. in 1796. I should be bliged by any particulars of his parentage and further career. G. F. R. B.

SKULLS. The late Mr. Robert Woodhouse, >f Owston, in the Isle of Axholme, told me, many years ago, that in digging a grave in Owston Churchyard a very great number of