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on 1 July, 1890, and my note-book betrays the following differences: L. 2, for "here" read there ; 1. 4, for "thes" read theis ; 1. 5, for " strenth " read strength ; 1. 6, for " scare- babe " read scarbabe ; 1. 7, for u interd " read intend ; 1. 8, for " House Holders " read house- holders, and lower case all internal capitals ; 1. 9, for "turn" read turne ; 1. 12, for " tho " read though. The letter v is in all cases used for u. I have compared my copy with one given on p. 249, vol. i. of Northamptonshire Notes and Queries, and find that, with the exception of a single word, they are identical. In 1. 9 my copy shows " one " for own, but as no other copy in my possession reveals this, I shall be glad if some kind friend will say which is correct. The picture hangs on the wall on the north side of the western entrance, about 20ft. from the ground.

No entry of Robert Scarlett's burial ap- pears in the Peterborough registers, although a stone in the floor of the western transept just below the picture records the date of his death as follows :

IVLY 2 1594 R s


Scarlett's picture has before been referred to at 7 th S. iii. 316, 378, 466. JOHN T. PAGE. West Haddon, Northamptonshire.

"ADVERTISE" (9 th S. xi. 406). This word, with the meaning of to notify or inform, and with the accent on the penultimate syllable, was exceedingly common in Eliza- bethan English. The 'H.E.D.' quotes from Shakespeare :

We are advertis'd by our loving friends That they do hold their course toward Tewksbury.

' 3 Hen. VI.,' V. iii. 18. To this may be added :

I was advertis'd their great general slept, Whilst emulation in the army crept.

'Troilus and Cressida,' II. ii. 211. And, in order to be quite impartial, I may quote: "The king was neither so shallow, nor so ill advertised, as not to perceive the intention of the French " (Bacon, ' Henry VII.,' ' Works,' 1860, 340). It seems quite clear that Bacon not only wrote Shakespeare, but was also re- sponsible for the Authorized Version of the Bible. W. F. PRIDEAUX.

THE ORIGINAL "UNCLE TOM" (9 th S. xi. 445). I well remember the visit to this country of Josiah Henspn in 1876 or 1877. He lectured on his experiences as a slave at many places in London and the provinces, his tour being, I believe, supervised by Mr. John Lobb, editor of the Christian Age. Mr. Henson was of a genuine negro type, and

claimed to be the original hero of Mrs. Stowe's ' Uncle Tom's Cabin.'

JOHN T. PAGE. West Haddon, Northamptonshire.

DEFINITION OF GENIUS (6 th S. xi. 89, 190 ; 9 th S. xi. 373, 432). Perhaps I maybe allowed to quote another definition of genius, that of Sir Arthur Helps : " An open mind, and courage." Mr. Coventry Patmore may have had this in mind when in his essay on * Seers, Thinkers, and Talkers ' he wrote :

" Genius and high moral not necessarily physical courage are therefore found to be constant com- panions. Indeed, it is difficult to say how far an absolute moral courage in acknowledging intuitions may not be of the very nature of genius : and whe- ther it might not be described as a sort of interior sanctity which dares to see and confess to itself that it sees, though its vision should place it in a minority of one."

However this may be, no definition of genius can be satisfactory that omits " vision " and courage. C. C. B.

ARMS OF HANOVER (9 th S. xi. 427). These were Per pale and per chevron : 1, Gules, two lions passant-guardant in pale or, for Brunswick ; 2, Or, serne of hearts proper, a lion rampant azure, armed and langued gules, for Liineburg ; 3, Gules, a horse courant argent, for Saxony ; over all, on an in- escutcheon of pretence gules, the crown of Charlemagne or. A. R. BAYLEY.

JACOB GODWIN (9 th S. xi. 448). If in the college books the name Jacob is the Latin form for James, it is probably James Godwin that has to be identified. In Foster's ' Alumni Oxonienses ' appears the following entry : "Goodwyn, James, fellow Clare Hall, Cam- bridge, B.A. 1663, M.A. 1667 ; incorporated 11 June, 1671 ; rector of Newton by Sudbury, Suffolk, 1676, and of Sundridge, Kent, 1680.

L. C.

WAUGH FAMILY (9 th S. xi. 288). Much interesting information respecting the Rev. John Waugh, Bishop of Carlisle (1723-34), and his family will be found in 1 st S. viii. 271, 400, 525 ; ix. 20, 64, 272, 482 ; 8 th S. xii. 2.


71, Brecknock Road.

THE POPE AND THE MASSACRE OF ST. BAR- THOLOMEW (9 th S. xi. 407). Migne, under the [leading Gregory XIII. in his 'Dictionnaire des Papes,' says that the Pope was told that the massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day was

he result of a Huguenot conspiracy to destroy

descendants of St. Louis and to proclaim Calvinism in France. Hence it was that he allowed certain rejoicings to take place in