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John Wesley by Romney. The figure is half length, and underneath is a view of the rectory at Ep worth from a drawing by Jack- son, A.R.A. Can any one tell me where the original portrait is ? An answer direct will oblige, as the information is wanted at once for a special purpose. C. C. BELL.


PRIMROSE SUPERSTITION. It is generally believed in our part of the country that if the roots of primroses are planted upside down in the ground the plant will in future bear flowers very much darker in colour than usual. Could any readers kindly tell me whether this is a recognized scientific fact ; and, if so, what is the reason for the change in the colour of the petals 1


" PRIVILEGIATUS." In Foster's ' Alumni Oxonienses ' occurs the name of C. W. H. Paule [?], " privilegiatus." I do not see such a designation or term attached to any other name. What is its signification ; and for what reason is it appended to an apparent non- graduate of the University 1 IGNOTUS.

JACOB GOODWIN. I should be grateful for any information about Jacob Goodwin, elected a Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, 27 August, 1664, and described in the college books as "of Cambridgeshire." He seems to have retired from his fellowship at the beginning of 1682, and was probably appointed to a living at or about that date. TEMPLAR.

"I " PRINTED WITH SMALL LETTER. Benja- min Stillingfleet, who translated various botanical tracts by members of the Uni- versity of Upsala, had the first personal pronoun printed with a small letter through- out his 'Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Natural History, Husbandry and Physick [&c.],' London, 1740. The effect is somewhat odd, as in the following sentence, selected at random (p. 226) :

"Tho'asi said i do not pretend to understand the subject of this piece ; yet i hope the learned reader will excuse me, if i add one obstacle more to the foregoing list."

Are there any other instances of this peculiar fad in English 1 Does Stillingfleet elsewhere condescend to explain his reasons for the innovation 1 O. O. H.

[Reference was made at 5 th S. vi. 15 to this peculiarity in Stillingfieet's book.]

HON. HENRY PAGETT. A deed relating to land in Vernill Lay was executed in 1694 between Thomas Stone, of Stamford, in the Vale of White Horse, co. Berks, yeoman, and

Benjamin Cutler, of the University of Oxford, gent., and the Hon. Henry Pagett. Can any correspondent of 'N. & Q.' say if he was the son of either William, fifth Baron, or William, sixth Baron Paget, or tell me the name of the parish and county in which this Vernill Lay is ? WM. JACKSON PIGOTT.

INNS OF CHANCERY. A literary worker has made several vain attempts to get infor- mation concerning the existence or where- abouts of the seventeenth-century records (1639-42, to be specific) of the London Inns of Chancery. Have these vanished? Are there no admission-books extant, nor even copies of any of them ? Staple and Barnard's, for instance, are supposed to have belonged to Gray's Inn, and Furnival's and Thavies' to Lincoln's Inn ; but neither of the two parent societies has the books of the afore- mentioned Inns of Chancery in its possession, nor do the respective librarians, as I am courteously informed, know anything what- ever about them. E. N. Y.

CLEMENT'S INN REGISTERS. Are the books and registers of Clement's Inn now in existence ; and, if so, in whose possession are they ? BERNARD P. SCATTERGOOD.

Moorside, Far Headingley, Leeds.

ATKYNS. I want to know if any descen- dants of Madame Charlotte Atkyns perhaps born Walpole are still living in England, more particularly in the county of Norfolk. Madame Atkyns was a native of Kettering- ham, where she must have lived between the years 1780 and 1820, apart from her numerous trips to Paris. Every historical document concerning this lady and her family will be gratefully received. C. B.

Vaud, Switzerland.

THOMAS PRESTON. When did Thomas Preston print and sell music (and perhaps other books) at 97, Strand 1 S. G. OULD

SEVEN DIALS. What does Dickens mean in chap. v. of ' Sketches by Boz ' when he says that Seven Dials was immortalized by Tom King and the Frenchman 1 READER. "

" WORLD WITHOUT END." This triple com- pound occurs twice in the version of 1611 viz., in Isaiah xlv. 17, "Ye shall not be confounded world without end/' and in the last verse of Ephesians iii. This ex- pression excites more interest when we find it in Shakespeare, Sonnet Ivii. :

Nor dare I chide the world-without-end hour. But this Shakespearian usage was in 1590, twenty-one years before the vocable was