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9* 8. XL MAY 9, 1903.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


Leader was in the year 1830 a Gentleman Commoner of Christ Church, and ha< amongst his contemporaries at the "House many men afterwards highly distinguished, a Gladstone, Lord Canning, Sir George Lewis H. G. Liddell, and Robert Scott, with a hos of others (see 'Oxford Calendar' of 1831) Mr. Leader was a friend of E. J. Trelawny who, in company with Lord Byron and Leigfr Hunt, burnt the remains of Shelley, who hac been shipwrecked on the Gulf of'Spezzia in 1823, and an old friend of mine showed me the proces verbal ordering it. Trelawny was the author of a remarkable but familiar story, 'The Adventures of a Younger Son, published in the "Standard Novels" and recently reprinted. The mention of the 'Monograph on Robert Dudley, generally supposed to be the Illegitimate Son of Queen Elizabeth's Favourite the Earl of Leicester who entered the Service of the Duke oi Tuscany, and founded an Italian Family oi some Note,' cited from the Daily Graphic (ante, p. 255), reminds me of a circumstance connected with it which happened many years ago. In 1874, as far as I remember, my old friend the Rev. William Falconer, rector of Bushey, Herts, for whom I had been officiating in his absence, commissioned me on his return from Florence to place in the hands of the late Mr. Brooke, of Ufford, near Wood- bridge, a copy of this book just issued, and no doubt it found a place in the fine library at Ufford, and was duly catalogued by the owner, a man in every way worthy of such a library. Mr. Falconer was a man who had resided much abroad, and had been in his early life a fellow and tutor of Exeter College, Oxford. JOHN PICKFORD, M.A. Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge.


' VICAR OF WAKEFIELD ' (9 th S. xi. 187, 274). 3 a paper on ' The Supposed Source of the 'Vicar of Wakefield " and its Treatment by Zschokke and Goldsmith ' in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature, second series, xix. 93. The writer of this interesting essay is Mr. Percy W. Ames.


FOOTPRINTS OF GODS, <fec. (9 th S. vi. 163, 223, 322 391 ; vii. 233). -To my previous articles under this heading I may be allowed the fol- lowing additions :

1. The 'Eigwa Monogatari,' a Japanese historical narrative, written in the eleventh century, book xxii. p. 3, ed. 1891, Tokio, has this passage :

7 J n the reign of Kin S Asok a, once, when he asked,

Who saw the Buddha in his life ?' he was informed

by a minister of the younger sister of King Hashi,

noku as the very person. She was called in, and answered to the king's query that she actually saw the Buddha, who was without parallel in his appearance, and that even after his ascension his footprints were shining for a week."

2. The ' Nomori - no - Kagami,' fourteenth century, in Hanawa's 'Collection,' reprint 1902, vol. xvii. p. 482, mentions a pair of clogs said to have been worn by Shoku Shdnin, a Japanese Buddhist saint of the eleventh cen- tury, kept as his relic in a celebrated church on account of their " having received the feet that carried him into the paradise."

3. In Twan Ching-Shih's 'Yuyang Tsah-tsu,' ninth century, the author speaks of his meet- ing with a Japanese priest who had returned from his journey in India. According to him, in the Buddhist churches in India it was then a current usage to pay reverence to the famous Chinese pilgrim Hiuen-Tsiang, to represent whom only the shoes he brought from China were painted on clouds in varie- gated colours ; for these articles were then the objects of great curiosity to the Indians.

4. Plutarch says in his life of Pyrrhus : "It was believed that he cured the swelling

spleen by sacrificing a white cock, and with his right foot gently pressing the part affected, the patients lying upon their backs for that purpose.

It is also said that the great toe of that foot

lad a divine virtue in it ; for, after his death, when ihe rest of his body was consumed, that toe was xmnd entire and untouched by the flames." Trans. Langhorne, 4.

KUMAGUSU MlNAKATA. Mt. Nachi, Kii, Japan.

ROBERT Louis STEVENSON CORINTHIAN : PUT (9 th S. xi. 267). "Queer old put" is a specimen of " Thames ribaldry " in Addison's Spectator, No. 383 Macaulay quotes it letter to Macvey Napier, 18 April, 1842) when defending the occasional use in his own Edin. Rev. articles of familiar phrases. The word put has, I believe, an unsavoury mean- ng. Halliwell ('Diet. Arch, and Prov. Wds.,' .v.) gives: "10. A stinking fellow. Devrm." s not this the Old French put, from Latin _mtidus? Thence (see Brachet, 'Etym. Fr. )ict.') punais, fetid ; punaise, bug ; putois, jolecat. This derivation tallies with the Somersetshire use of the word putt more recisely dung-putt for a cart employed in


he dirtiest farm-work. Watford.

"HAGIOSCOPE" OR ORIEL? (9 th S. xi. 301,

21.) On p. 322, ante, I expressed myself

iadly with regard to the word loricula.

Vhat I meant to say was that the Lat.

oricula, a breastplate, and the mediaeval or

modern loricula, an opening in a chancel

all, could not be identical, there being no