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9>s. xi. JUNK is, 1903.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


14 July, 1577, he returned to Douay, an< left on the 22rid for Paris. Some, time' before 1585 he took his D.D. degree at Douay, an< in I;*S(; was at the College at ll'heims which he left on I!) April in that year (se< 4 Records of the Kngl. Catli.,' vol. i., ' J)ouay Diaries 1 passim). Is anything known of his subsequent career?


DK MONT<;OMKIMK, sometime Chaplain to William Uufus (and Henry I.'/), Archdeacon of Salisbury, consecrated Bishoi

of Norwich 12 June, 1121, deprived IHfi (Nicolas, ' Peerage of KnglamJ,' ii. 870). Mr. Pym Yeatman, in his ' House of Arundel, p. 353, says he "left male issue." What more may be known about this Bishop of Norwich 'I

T. H. M. ArdroiMD, Pa.

Si-Kim;* AND WKLLS. It is commonly believed thai certain high-lying springs in Lincolnshire are influenced by the ebb and flow of the tide. Is this true, or is it folk-lore ? Jn the parish of Nettleton on the Wolds is a well said to rise; and fall with the tide ; and the quarries and pits at Glentham, on the limestone range known as "the Cliff" (on which Lincoln stands), are said to indicate by wet the high tides in the Trent.

G. W.

MORAVIA AND CAMHJKU, FAMIUKS. Can any reader give me a clue as to the identity and designation of William do Moravia, of the diocese of Glasgow in 1343? David II. applied to Clement, 1 1. for a dispensation for Ins marriage with Muriel, daughter of Duncan Campbell, Knt., on account of the; discord and enmities between their progenitors and kinsmen. To end the quarrel there was a treaty of marriage between William and Muriel, but there was an impediment of affinity between them, as Margaret Foulcart, the former wife of William, was related in the fourth degree to Muriel. D. M. 11.

', J;Y WORDSWORTH: "ViLDE- SON." It is not mentioned in 'D.N.Ii.,' xjui. 3, Ixiii. 11, that Crakanthorp's ' Defensio EcclesifB Anglican^',' against M. A. de Dominis, was edited in 1847 by Christopher Wordsworth (then Prebendary of Westmin- ster, afterwards Bishop of Lincoln) for the "Anglo-Catholic Library," of the committee for the publication of which series he, was a member. Crakanthorp was labouring under great sickness at the time of the composition of this treatise;, and regarded it as a special mercy that he was enabled to come, to an end of the writing before he came to the end of

his life. It was printed in I(j2fi, after his death, by his friend -John Barkham, who acknowledges many typographical errors. The ' D.N.B.,' xiii. 3, says "it was well cilited at Oxford in 1847." This is hardly true. Wordsworth merely reprinted the bare text, in which IK; either left or made many error; ; he did not extend the many abbreviated references to obscure books, and though the work demands copious annotation, IK; added not a single note. On p. 5MiJ there is a quotation from Sanders about the images in

England to which pilgrimages were made

at Walsingham, Ipswich, Worcester, " Vilde son, "and Canterbury, The same paragraph is given in 'Suppression of Monasteries/ Oamd. Soc., p. 36, where the form is " Vilse- don," and is said to represent " Willesdon," which had an image of the li. Virgin. Hut what is the place 1

Again, p. 593, "Prior Maiden bedleiensis " stands for the Prior of Maiden Bradley ; and " Hillus Cicestria> tredecim concubinas habuit" needs explanation possibly Hill,

Prior of Chichester ? W. C. B.



(9 th S. xi. 208, 333, 416.) Tin; geographical mistakes and ana- shronisma in Shakespeare's works have; ilways been held forth as an argument ihat the plays were written by a man 'gnorant of geography and history. That, therefore, Shakespeare was that man- not liaeon is the Shakespearean verdict. We in; informed that in 'The Two Gentlemen f Verona' we; read the; words "to embark ,o Milan," from Verona, lint this was quite xjssible without either Milan or Verona being MToneoiisly placed upon the sea-coast, as Milan and Verona were formerly connected, lot by sea, but by a canal, as K. B. 15. and >thers have shown. Then we have Bohemia ilso credited with a seaboard, another huge hinder in geography perpetrated by the luthor of the Shakespearean dramas. Was t a blunder? Perhaps the author knew, as -"rof. I'Yeeman did when IK; wrote his 'His orical Geography of Kurope,' that at one ime, in the reign of Otlokar, the great C/ech <ing, Bohemia extended from the Baltic to he Adriatic, Bohemia thus possessing two eaboards available for ships. This we find

onclusively proved in the work I refer to,

>. :il!) of the, 1882 edition ; so that MR. K. YAKULKY'S dictum that "geographical, or