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13 April one reads of " a bitch fox which was forced from a suff (within the limits of Sir Bellingham Graham's hunt)." The word in this instance would seem to mean lair. I am told that in Oxfordshire there is a word stuff applied to a fox's lair ; but it does not appear to be in the commoner dictionaries. Have the two words got mixed 1 If stuff in this sense is a genuine folk-word, is it connected with "stove"? E. S. DODGSON.

NIGHTCAPS. In the regulations for the Koyal Military College, published by J. H. Stocqueler in ' The British Officer ' (London, 1851, at p. 142), is a list of the kit which is to be provided for a gentleman cadet. It in- cludes "eight pocket-handkerchiefs four

nightcaps." The boys were not to be " under the full age of thirteen years, nor above that of fifteen." For how long were nightcaps part of the outfit insisted on 1 Do any ex- cept bedridden people now wear nightcaps in this country ? I notice in some American illustrated books (e.g., Eugene Field's 'Lul- laby-land,' illustrated by Charles Robinson, 1898) that small children are represented in nightcaps. Perhaps this is merely a decora- tive convention. O. 0. H.

GIBSON or GLENCROSH. I shall be grateful for information as to the origin, history, and disappearance of the family of Gibson of Glencrosh (par. Glencairn), Dumfriesshire. Are there any descendants in the male line at the present time? Information may be sent direct to me. T. M. FALLOW.

Coatham, Kedcar.

CHARLES I. AND THE EPISCOPATE. Is it an undenied historical fact that King Charles I. would have escaped his penalty had he consented to abandon the claims of the episcopate ? VERITAS.

GLANIUS, 'VOYAGE TO BENGALA.' Can any one give an account of the author of the following book, and say if the adventures recorded are fact or romance ? I think the book must be rather scarce. There is not a copy in the London Library :

" A Relation of an Unfortunate Voyage to the Kingdom of Bengala, Describing the deplorable condition, and dismal accidents, attending those therein concerned. How that after the loss of their Ship, they were forced to abide in a Desart, and Barren Island ; to eat leaves, Toads, Serpents, &c., and reduced to that extremity, as to digg open Graves, to feed on Human Bodies. As also, the manner of their deliverance out of that place ; and what befel them afterwards, in the Service of the great Mogol. Together with choice Observations, touching that monarch's Government, Laws, Cus- toms, and Armies ; and especially his late war

against the Kings of Azo, and Assam, with several other remarkable particulars. By M r Glanius. London, printed for Henry Bon wick at the Red Lyon in St. Paul's Churchyard, 1682."


EMETT GENEALOGY. Can some reader of ' N. & Q.' acquainted with the parish records of Plymouth tell me the names of the parents and grandparents of one Christopher Emett, of the town of Tipperary, a surgeon and physician, and the grandfather of the two Irish insurgent leaders, though they spelt their name differently ? C. Emett is supposed to have been son of one Henry Emett, of Plymouth, who was one of the contractors for Schomberg's army in Ireland. Probably this Henry Emett was the kinsman of that name, heir to a Cromwellian settler in the county of Tipperary, William Emett, an ab- stract of whose will is given in O'Hart's ' Irish Pedigrees.' As this query cannot be of general interest, the answer, if any one kindly gives me one, might be sent directly to me, so as to relieve the pressure on the valuable space in '1ST. & Q.,' needed for subjects of more general interest. (Mrs.) A. F. LONG.

Woodfield, Geashill, King's County.

' PASSING BY/ I should be glad to learn through your columns who was the author of a poem entitled * Passing By.' The first verse runs :

There is a ladye, sweet and kind,

Was never such so pleased my mind. I did but see her passing by,

And yet I '11 love her till I die. It is ascribed to Herrick in the new edition of ' The Scottish Students' Song-Book '; but a careful search through four editions of his works, by different observers, has failed to find it. JOSEPH JONES.

26, Railway Road, Leigh, Lanes.

KLOPSTOCK'S ' STAB AT MATER.' ;! am look- ing for an English version of this poem in the same metre as the German original : Jesus Christus schwebt am Kreuze : Blutig sank sein Haupt herunter,

Blutig in des Todes Nacht. I shall be grateful for any assistance.


DEPUTY-MAYOR. Is it considered proper to refer to a deputy-mayor of a borough by this title when the mayor himself is present ? I think the deputy is only appointed to act as such during the mayor's absence ; and if this be so, would it not be more correct to address the lesser official as Mr. Alderman or Mr. Councillor, as the case may be ?


Errwood Hall, Buxton.