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9'" s. XL APRIL ii, ions.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


the same as Levantine House (No. 56 in ' Ou Street'), known as Levant House Chambers " When Lord Levant quitted the countryman this neighbourhood, in which the tradesme still deplore him." G. E. P. A.

SCHOOLBOY LITERATURE (9 th S xi. 145). The following clever composition of a fellow pupil of mine, a Belgian, composed in th late seventies, deserves to be recorded :

Qui ce livre prendra,

Pro suis criminibus

A la Potence pendra,

Cum aliis latronibus !

Quelle douleur sera

Pro suis parentibus

De le voir en cet tat,

Pedibus pendentibus !


'LYRA APOSTOLICA' (9 th S. xi. 228). Th list of writers given by MR. JOHN T PAGE i inaccurate in one particular. The following is the correct list, and I have added tht names of the colleges to which the severa writers belonged and their degrees : a. J. W. Bowden, M.A., Trinity. /?. R. H. Froude, M.A., Oriel.

7. John Keble, M.A., Oriel.

8. J. H. Newman, B.D., Oriel.

e. R. T. Wilberforce, M.A., Oriel.

f. I. Williams, B.D., Trinity.

No. 55, 'Hidden Saints,' was written by New man, and the whole of the 'Commune Ponti ficum,' Nos. 161, 162, 163, 164, and 165, wa$ written by Keble. My edition (the ninth. 1849) clearly shows this. F. DE H. L.

The identification of writers is correct, with the exception that e= Robert Wilberforce and {"Isaac Williams. See Postscript to 'Advertisement' in the current issue (1901), signed " J. H. N.," Lady Day, 1879. In the current issue No. 55 is signed S, and No. 163 7. WM. H. PEET.

On the fly-leaf of a copy of the third edi- tion, 1838, belonging to E. Thornton Codd, the key to the writers is the same as that given by MR. JOHN T. PAGE, except that the last two are reversed, viz. : t= Wilberforce. =Isaac Williams.

In my copy of the first edition, 1836, No. 55, 'Hidden Saints,' is signed 8 (Newman), and No. 163 (in the ' Commune Pontificum ') is signed 7 (Keble). J. DE BERNIERE SMITH.

" THE TIM BOBBIN " (9 th S. xi. 68). " Tim Bobbin " was the pseudonym of John Collier, an early writer in the Lancashire dialect, from whose works many extracts have been made for the ' English Dialect Diction-

ary.' His nominal occupation was as a schoolmaster, combined, as was so usual in his day, with various other offices, as land surveyor, sign - painter, and etcher. Not inaptly he has been described as the Lancashire Hogarth. Collier died in 1786, aged seventy-eight, and is buried, along with his wife, in the Rochdale parish churchyard ; the following epitaph is on their grave- stone :

Here lies John and with him Mary,

Cheek by Jowl, and never vary ;

No wonder they so well agree :

John wants no punch, and Moll no tea.

It is exceedingly probable that the land- lord of the Clapham public - house was a Lancashire man, and an admirer of Collier. "Tim Bobbin" as a sign is but rarely met with in Lancashire now.



MONA (9 th S. xi. 48, 194). There is no island of the name of Mona in Denmark, but the nearest approach to the name is the island of Moen (the Maiden), with its chalk cliffs, south-east of Seeland. Another, but much smaller, is Mano, off the west coast of Jutland. Man is probably a form adopted by the Northmen as a term more congenial to them than Mona. W. R. PRIOR.

Canon Taylor (' Words and Places ') says of Mona and the Isle of Man, " Perhaps from the Welsh mon, separate, a word cognate with the Greek xovos." H. P. L.


,9 th S. xi. 89, 217). MR. RIMBAULT DIB-

DIN says, "Gum is bad" As one who

nakes a hobby of preserving newspaper

cuttings (on somewhat novel lines), let me

query MR. DIBDIN'S statement. A bad paper

will discolour with any adhesive, and gums

are so varied that the word is a question-

>egging epithet. I have found the greatest

onvenience with Faber's gutn, which is

ather expensive, but is excellent. It is gum,

iot dextrine, which is an abomination to the

crap-book collector. The great art is to

um the edges only. I shall be glad to get

ny wrinkles from other collectors.

J. M. BULLOCH. 118, Pall Mall.

CAP" IN THE HUNTING-FIELD (9 th S. xi. 84). " Cap " in this sense is used at t. Peter's College, Westminster (Westminster chool), at the annual Latin play in Decem- r. The caps of,:Some of the scholars are anded round among the audience for con- tributions towards the expenses, arid the