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9"> S. XL MAY 16, 1903.]



lation of Herodotus, a fair inference from which fact would be that he was attending Dean Lewellin's class in that author at the time. There is, by the way, internal evidence in the report of the Lampeter examination for that year furnished to the same paper, that it was written by Evans under the direct inspiration of the Principal, for it ends with an oblique attack, more Leolino, on the Powis Welsh Exhibition, then in course of being founded for competition between per- sons intending to proceed to Oxford or Cam- bridge, and not to Lampeter. J. P. OWEN.

"Idriswyn" is the pen-name, or Bardic name, of Mr. Edward Thomas, of Cardiff. May I take this opportunity of expressing my admiration of Dr. Silvan Evans's con- tributions to literature and bibliography ? WILLIAM E. A. AXON.


"NOTHING" (9 th S. xi. 166, 333). Whose are the witty lines on this subject quoted by MR. DAVY 1 In a book of k Charades, Enigmas, and Riddles,' published by Bell & Daldy in 1865, there is a different version, and they are attributed to Lord Chesterfield. The differences down to line 12 are merely verbal, but instead of the concluding eight lines Lord Chesterfield's version (if it be his) has the following quatrain :

The king (Heaven bless him !), as 'tis said, At me is often in a passion, Yet even him I can persuade To act against his inclination.

C. C. B.

Some four decades ago a riddle similar to the one given at the last reference by MR. DAVY was current here. I have never seen it in print. I should be glad to find out its origin and to get a complete copy. All I now remember is the following :

What's that which men love more than life, Fear more than death or mortal strife ; The poor possess, the rich require,

The miser spends, the spendthrift saves, And all men carry to their graves?

JOHN T. PAGE. West Haddon, Northamptonshire.

The following riddle may be cited as parallel in the authorship of the great writer Anon. :

Me the contented man desires. The poor man has, the rich requires, The miser gives, the spendthrift saves, And all must carry to their graves.


" CYCLEALITIES " (9 th S. xi. 109, 192, 338). " Motorities " and " Autocarists' Tailor" are

to be seen on signs outside shops in Conduit Street and Piccadilly. H. A. ST. J. M.

ARMS OF BOROUGHS AND DIOCESES (9 th S. xi. 247). Samuel Lewis, in his 'Topographical Dictionary of England ' (4 vols., 1831), gives engravings of the arms of the cities, bishop- rics, universities, colleges, corporate towns, and boroughs, and in some cases the date of grant. A similar work for Wales was issued in two volumes in 1834, and two more for Ireland in 1847.

EVERARD HOME COLEMAN. 71, Brecknock Road.

Consult 'The Book of Public Arms,' the sub-title of which is ' A Cyclopaedia of the Armorial Bearings, Heraldic Devices, and Seals, as authorized, and as used, of the Counties, Cities, Towns, and Universities of the United Kingdom,' compiled and edited by A. C. Fox-Davies and M. E. B. Crookes, 1894. For dioceses, see ' The Blazon of Episcopacy,' by the Rev. W. K. Riland Bed- ford, 1897. J. HOLDEN MACMlCHAEL.

"A MAD WORLD, MY MASTERS" (9 th S. ix. 68,

317). In 1891 Mr. A. H. Bullen reprinted for private circulation, as No. 2 of his "Ancient Drolleries," a pamphlet named " Pimlyco, or, Runne Red-Cap. Tis a mad world at Hogs- don. 1609." The saying is included in Mr. Hazlitt's ' Proverbial Phrases,' 1869, p. 406, but the information given is meagre. In the pamphlet the following occurs on sig. C verso: "Yet since in Hogsdon all ran mad,

I playde the mad-man too "

On sig. C 2 recto there are two or three lines which may help the hunt after "Flapper" (9 th S. ix. 266, 373, 455 ; x. 134) : " With their

naked pappes, That flippes and flappes "


WILLIAM SOMERVILLE (9 th S. xi. 325). Some of our larger and less critical anthologies include selections from Somerville. 'The Chase' and a good many of his shorter pieces appear in Knox's 'Elegant Extracts,' and two rather long excerpts from ' The Chase ' in 'Beeton's Great Book of Poetry.' The fable of ' The Wolf and the Dog ' is included in Plumptre's ' Fables in Verse.' C. C. B.

Methinks that MR. THOMAS BAYNE doth protest a little over much as to our forgetting Somerville. It is not many years since the .atest issue of 'The Chase' was published in a large square 8vo by Mr. George Red way. The title-page runs : " The Chase. By Wil- iam Somerville. Reprinted from the Original Edition of 1735, with a Memoir of the Author, [llustrations by Hugh Thomson. London, George Red way. MDCCCXCVI." The 'Memoir'