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NOTES AND QUERIES.


. XL APRIL is, 1903.


ST. MARY OVERY. Has the report of Henry VIII.'s Commissioners re the above been published? Any information regard- ing the result of the inquiry as to the con- dition of the priory would be valued by

W. THOMPSON, D.D., Rector.

J. WARRINGTON WOOD, SCULPTOR. Do any of your readers know whether Mr. J. Warrington Wood, sculptor, is still alive, and what is his address ? He exhibited his works constantly at the Royal Academy Exhibition up to 1884. J. G. T. SINCLAIR, Bart.

MAJOR HUMPHREY COLQUHOUN : ARCHI- BALD GRAHAM. I shall be glad to receive any particulars, by letter, from an obliging reader about Major Humphrey Colquhoun, Fort Adjutant of Fort George, near Inver- ness, from 1754 to 1763; also about Mr. Archibald Graham, of the Inland Revenue Department, who married Margaret, daughter of the above officer, about 1757, and died at Inverness in 1768. A. W. GRAHAM, Col.

67, Gipsy Hill, S.E.

"SNIPING." (See 8 th S. xii. 128, 150, 237, 438.) In the letters of war correspondents we of ten read of "sniping" that is to say, desultory firing by an enemy into a camp or force on the march. How old is this use of the word ? I find it used in 1821 in Blacker's ' Mahratta War,' p. 179: "But even this ad- vantage was greatly reduced by their being exposed to a sniping fire from neighbouring walls." The translator of Mir Hussain Ali's 'Life of Tipu,' writing in 1864 (p. 179), says : "The Kuzzaks remained all night attacking, or sniping and throwing rockets into the English camp." EMERITUS.

HYMN BY DEAN VAUGHAN. On the laying of the foundation - stone of Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield, 17 May, 1837, a hymn was sung, written for the occasion by C. J. Vaughan, who was then an undergraduate of Trinity College, Cambridge. It consists of four stanzas of eight lines, the first line being

Lord, whose temple once did glisten (' Hist, of Chesterfield,' 1839, p. 269). Has it been reprinted or included in any collection of hymns ? W. C. B.

HOGARTH AND WESLEY. Stevenson's 'Memorials of the Wesleys ' (1876 edition), under Samuel Wesley, Juri., states that two tickets for admission to entertainments at Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon, with an engraving thereon of the school, were drawn by W. Hogarth during S. Wesley's head- mastership of that school, and Stevenson


states that he had seen impressions of these two tickets preserved amongst members of the Wesley family. An impression of each of these two tickets is also preserved in Blundell's School Library, but only one ticket is catalogued in Samuel Ireland's ' Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth' (1794 edition) as temp. circ. 1736, and that plate bears the signature " W. Hogarth pinxt." I have never seen the other plate (of which the school impression was used for a ticket dated 1753) ascribed anywhere else to Hogarth, or cata- logued in any list of his works, and 1 have consulted most of the well-known ones. The plate also does not bear his name. Can any one, especially a member of the Wesley family, throw light upon the subject, and kindly tell me on what authority this second ticket is attributed to Hogarth, and also what evidence there is to connect either ticket with Samuel Wesley ? There is no record of any such at the school itself.

ARTHUR FISHER. Tiverton.

" PALENQUE ; or, the Ancient West. A Poem, By Charles Lamb, Esq. London, Saunders & Otley, Conduit Street, 1849."- Can any of your readers say who the above Charles Lamb was ? He cannot be the author of ' Elia ' from the style. R. A. POTTS.

COUNTY FAMILIES. Can ' N. & Q.' put me into communication with the purchaser of a book named ' Materials for a History of County Families,' by Richard Fenton, bought some little time since from Mr. Charles Higham, of 27A, Farringdon Street, E.CJ I wish to ascertain if there is an item of information in it which I have been seeking to corroborate a point in a pedigree, and upon which no doubt the present owner of the book would satisfy me. F.R.A.S.

RINGS IN 1487. Sir John Shaa or Shaw, goldsmith and alderman, founded a free school at Stockport in 1487, and by his will he directs that sixteen rings of fine gold are to be made and " graven with the well of pitie, the well of mercie, and the well of everlasting life," and to be given to his friends. What was the form of symbolism used to desig- nate these " wells " ; and do any of the rings survive 1 XYLOGRAPHER.

"PiNDY," FROM " PENDU." ' The English Dialect Dictionary ' of Dr. J. Wright enrolls pindy as a word used in Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall of meat that is tainted. A lady born in Sidmouth tells me that she has known of a butcher of that place using it to