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old lodging. It occurred to Tom to repeat hig old inquiry which was at last too much for the victim With a wild cry of, ' ' Begar ! here 's Monsieur fonson come again," "Away he ran, and ne'er was heard of more !"


Tom King and the Frenchman (Morbleu) are characters in Moncrieff's farce l Monsieur lonson, produced at Drury Lane Theatre 20 Sept., 1821. The piece, the action of which takes place in Seven Dials, was founded on the humorous poem of the same name by John Taylor, editor of the Sun newspaper. It attained great popularity, and the part of the Frenchman, originally acted by Gattie became a favourite part of the elder Mathews.

T^^PPS of the article on Ta y lor in the D.N.B. falls into the curious mistake of stating that the piece was rehearsed at Drury Lane, but never acted, being evidently misled by the words " Never Acted " which used to be printed at the head of the playbill on the first night of a new piece, and are adopted by Genest in his 'History of the Stage,' simply to convey the information that it had not been acted before. WM. DOUGLAS

125, Helix Road, Brixton Hill.

SIR NICHOLAS KEMEYS AND CHEPSTOW CASTLE (9 th S. xi. 327, 394).-! am obliged to L. L. K. for his reply to my query, but on application to Messrs. William George's Sons, they state that "Mr. Taylor's 'Sketch of Chepstow ' was published quite twenty years ago, that they have not seen a copy for years, and that they do not think that it is now obtainable at the Castle even." It appears, too, from their letter that Mr. John Taylor is now deceased.


DEDICATION TO THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND (9 th S. xi. 406). As the ' Letters to a Young Lady ' were first published in 1789, the queen to whom the book was dedicated would be Charlotte, the consort of George III. It may interest MR. COIT to have the following par- ticulars of the author. The Kev. John Ben- nett was curate of St. Mary's Church, Man- chester, and afterwards rector of Paul and Keyingham, Yorkshire, and domestic chap- lain to the Earl of Guilford. He died of dropsy on 21 June, 1793, aged forty-two, and was buried in Chapel-en-le-Frith Churchyard, Derbyshire. A list of his books is contained in Watt's 'Bibliotheca Brit.,' but a mistake is there made in giving the date of the 'Letters' as 1780, and another in the title of his ' Strictures on Female Education,' which is changed to ' French Education.' A third error occurs in the title of 'A Discourse

against the Fatal Practice of Duelling,' which, oddly enough, appears as the 'Fatal Effects of CHARLES W. SUTTON.

Duelling.' Manchester.

"WiCK" (9 th S. xi. 348). John Stow, in his ' Survey of London,' 1598, says :

" Ca.nd\e- wright, so called in old records, or Gandle-?wc& Street took that name (as may be sup- posed) either of chandlers, or makers of candles ; otherwise wike, which is the place where they used to work them, as Scalding ivike by the Stocks mar- ket was called of the poulterers scalding or dress- ing their poultry there ; and in divers dairy houses, or cottages wherein they make butter and cheese, are usually called wicks"

EVERARD HOME GOLEM AN. 71, Brecknock Road.

The most puzzling form of this word is the wich put for a salt spring, as at Droitwich, Northwich, Middlewich, all having brine works of fabulous antiquity. A. H.

" COALS TO NEWCASTLE" (4 th S. vi. 90; 5 th S. xi. 486 ; 8 th S. ii. 484 ; iii. 17, 136). Thomas Fuller in his ' Pisgah-Sight of Palestine' (1650) says at p. 128, "It is so far from being need- less pains, that it may bring considerable Profit, to carry Char-coals to Newcastle." This quotation is not given in the ' Oxford English Dictionary' either under 'Coal' or ' Charcoal.' Under the former word, at p. 550, col. 1, the proverbial saying is quoted from Fuller's 'Worthies,' 'Northumberland' (a. 1661), p. 302, in its present form. It appears from a note under * Charcoal,' p. 282, col. 2, that the word charcoal was at one time used to denote that which we now call coal, and in that sense it was doubtless used by Fuller in the passage cited above. On this assumption the quotation I now send is the earliest recorded instance of the use of the proverb. Perhaps I may add that at p. 8 of the * Pisgah-Sight ' Fuller speaks of " the carrying of water to the fountain."

R. B. P.

[Ms. F. ADAMS at 8 th S. ii. 484 gives a reference earlier than 1614.]

BELL : LINDLEY : PERRY (9 th S. xi. 349). Although 1 am unable to answer the query put at the above reference, your corre- spondent may like to know that there is a Perry inscription in Great Missenden Church- yard, Bucks, and a Bell inscription in Cook- ham Churchyard, Berks, while the name Perry also appears in the registers of Walton, Bucks, published by the Bucks Parish Register Society last year.

From my notes taken from High Wycombe Churchyard there does not appear to be any