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NOTES AND QUERIES. [9 th s. xi JAN. 17, IMS.


tectural and Archaeological Society for the County of Buckingham.' W. L. RUTTON.

UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS. A volume published by the Macmillan Company, under the title ' The Loyalists in the American Revolution,' by Mr. Van Tyne, of the University of Pennsylvania, cites ' N. & Q.,' 5 th S. i. 103 ; vi. 82, on the courage of a loyal clergyman of Boston, Jonathan Boucher.

ED.


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WE must request correspondents desiring infor- mation on family matters of only private interest to affix their names and addresses to their queries, in order that the answers may be addressed to them direct.

" OUTSTRIP." In W. C. Hazlitt's Tour Generations,' 1897, ii. 155, I find: "The abridged petticoats of the ladies proceeded to an intolerable pitch ; and they tried, as Byron said, to outstrip one another." Where did Byron say this? I have seen one or two allusions to the word-play, but no indication of the place of its occurrence.

J. A- H. MURRAY.

"OUTSIDE" AS PREPOSITION. I shall be glad if any readers of 'N. & Q.' will send us early examples of outside, and outside of, used prepositionally, as a contraction of " on the outside of." So far as I see, these are not likely to occur much before the nineteenth century. Our earliest instances at present are "I came outside the Southampton coach to Oxford " (Newman, 1826), "the Sepulchre lay outside of the ancient city " (I. Taylor, 1839) ; but we have " inside the carriage " of date 1791, and it is evident that "outside" may turn up equally early. If friends of the 'Dictionary' will look in likely (and unlikely) places, they may help us. It may, perhaps, be remarked (by way not of censure, but of warning) that some persistently erroneous observations are made about this use of outside in the late T. Kington Oliphant's l New English,' i. 360, 366, 374, where the delusion that " the new preposition outside was speedily to be coined " about 1500 haunts the author like an evil obsession. (Address " Dr. Murray, Oxford.")

J. A. H. MURRAY.

PLOTTING PARLOUR. Can any one give me information respecting Baron Delarner, who, with the Earls of Devonshire and Danby, here concerted the Revolution ? Also, is there any portrait extant of Baron Delamer ? E. C.

[See Henry Booth, Lord Delamere, in 'D.N.B.'j


MARSHALSEA. Amongst the archives of a country parish near Oxford are certain old books of accounts kept by the parish con- stable, in which appear entries of disburse- ments for " Marshalsea." I cannot find any clue to what the meaning of these entries may be. Can any of your readers help me 1

E. O.

" REPENT, REPENT, FOR THE DEAR CHRIST'S SAKE." Can any of your readers tell me where I can find the following lines 1 " Repent, repent, for the dear Christ's sake,

Repent for the love of Heaven ! " The old man cried. " It is not too late ; Absolution may yet be given."

C. C. COLLINS.

MONA. Can any one tell me what country the surname of Mona (or Muna) belongs to? Is it Polish ? GAMMA.

PORTRAITS OF CELEBRITIES WANTED. Could you direct me where to find pictures, photo- graphs, prints, or other counterfeit present- ments of the following 1 Thos. Barnes, editor of the Times, 1785-1841 ; Sir Ed ward Thornton, diplomatist, 1766-1852 ; George Peele, Eliza- bethan dramatist. I am anxious to find pictures of these worthies for reproduction in a set of small biographies.

S. E. WINBOLT.

WALE. I lately saw a book-plate (ex-libris) of Payne the architect. It represented a terminal bust of Inigo Jones, and was en- graved by Wale, whose name was in the corner. Is it the case that Wale, whose engravings are well known and who illus- trated Dodsley's 'London,' among other works, was hanged for forgery ? If so, why is the fact not mentioned in 'D.N.B.'? Is the plate rare ; and did Wale engrave any others ? W. J. LOFTIE.

Savile Club.

LATIN RIDDLE OF POPE LEO XIII. Can any one supply the answer to the following riddle ?

Pars prior interdum relis ornatur et auro, Altera pars prisco tempore nummus erat. Uno juncta simul verbo pars utraque gentem Rapto viventem belligeramque notat.

K.

[We surmise that "Arabes" is the answer. Ancient altars were not draped, but modern are. " Bes 3 ' satisfies the second part as to meaning.]

WILLIAM SLOANE, of Chelsea, brother of Sir Hans Sloane, Bart., married Jane, daughter of Alexander Hamilton, of Killyleagh, co. Down. Has he left any descendants ? Are there any portraits of him or his wife ? What was his occupation? His daughter Sarah married