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9'* s. XL APRIL 11,1903.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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John, also a clergyman, born 1704, Prebendary

and Chancellor of Carlisle 1727. Whom did

he marry 1 A. W. GRAHAM, Col,

67, Gipsy Hill, S.E.

DUNCALFE. In a volume " Quinti Horatii Flacci Poemata, Londini, Impensis Johannis Bill," 1620, which I have lately obtained, I find the folio wing : " Perangusta ad augusta, Samuelis & Humfridi Duncalfe Dicterium. Per aspera ad ardua, Joannis Stanbrigii & Samuelis Hemingway Dogma." In another part of the book I find Samuel Duncalfe, 1660, and again Humphrey Duncalfe, 1697. Also "NilVictima Miserantis orci." I should like to know more about the four people mentioned than is to be learnt from the above inscriptions. Can any ' N. & Q.' readers help me? J. H. R.

"!N PETTO." (See 'The First Rector of Edinburgh Academy/cmte, p. 224.) MR. OWEN at the above reference quotes from the Times (seemingly with approval, at any rate with- out comment) the phrase university in petto" as descriptive of St. David's College, Lam- peter. What did the Times and what does your correspondent mean by a " university in petto "1 I have seen the phrase "in petto " used as equivalent to "in little" or "on a small scale," but, of course, it means nothing of the sort. Do they mean a university " in reserve," or was the Thunderer nodding and MR. OWEN keeping him company 1

J. B. DOUGLAS.

[We assumed that MB. OWEN meant in posse, and not in little. See 9 th S. viii. 443 ; ix. 58, 151 ; x. 417.]

THOMAS HIBBINS was admitted to West- minster School, 16 May, 1778. Can any correspondent of *N. & Q.' furnish me with information concerning him ? G. F. R. B.

PHRASE IN POEM WANTED. Can any of your readers tell me in what poem the dawn is described as " the Sacrament of Morning '"? I remember reading it years ago, but cannot now recall the name. VALTYNE.

GERMAN AUTHOR WANTED. I wish to ascertain the German original of the song 'Wings,' composed by "Claribel" perhaps fifty years ago. There are three verses, of which the first runs :

Wings to bear me over mountain and vale away ; Wings to bathe my spirit in morning's sunny ray ; Wings that I might hover at morn above the sea ; Wings through Life to bear me, and Death triumphantly.

H. P. L.

"TRAVAILLER POUR LE Roi DE PRUSSE." Has the origin of this phrase already been


discussed in the columns of 'N. <fe Q.'? Neither Biichmann, 'Gefliigelte Worte,' nor A. Fournier. ' L'Esprit des Autres ' (eighth edition, 1886), nor Roger Alexandre, 'Le Musee de la Conversation ' (third edition, 1897), even mentions it. G. KRUEGER.

Berlin.

THOMAS BRADFORD. In the Gentleman's Magazine for 1808 appeared an obituary notice of Thomas Bradford, a young man of Chichester. Is he identical with the subject of a portrait (Thomas Bradford, ob. 27 August, 1808, set. twenty-six) painted by Miss A. M. Paye and engraved by E. Scriven ? I should be glad of any genealogical reference to his family. JOHN T. PAGE.

West Haddon, Northamptonshire.

"THE MOTHER OF FREE PARLIAMENTS." By whom and when was this phrase first applied to the Parliament at Westminster ?

POLITICIAN.

FORTY POUNDS A YEAR IN GOLDSMITH'S DAY. To what would that now be equivalent ? And is the relation between value now and in Shakespeare's day more than vaguely fixed, as between ten times and twenty ?

INQUIRER.

Ottawa.

DATES OF MINIATURES. Can any reader kindly give me the name and address of an expert in judging the dates of miniatures from wig, dress, &c. ?

A. W. GRAHAM, Col.

67, Gipsy Hill, S.E.

POLL- BOOKS. Where can I find any poll- books for Wiltshire or the northern division thereof] F. HARRISON.

North Wraxall Rectory, Chippenham.


CHURCH BRIEFS.

(9 th S. xi 86.)

IN reply to your correspondent, let me direct his attention to a work by Mr. W. A. Bewes, entitled ' Church Briefs ' (1896), the most com- prehensive one on that subject. It contains (pp. 269-361) a chronological list of collections made in churches by virtue of these docu- ments, extending from the period of the Com- monwealth to the year 1828, in which latter year they were abolished by statute. Of those recorded in the West Haddon list one is dated 1657, the rest belong to the years 1660-4, and all but three are reported in Mr. Bewes's volume. In three instances the objects of