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A portrait of Medows was subsequently painted in England by W. Haines. An en- graving (head and shoulders) of this picture was published in the ' Royal Military Pano- rama and Officer's Companion,' vol. iv., 1814. H. D. LOVE, Lieut.-Col. RE.

Madras.

CAPT. NICHOLAS MASTERSON. Can any of your readers give me information concerning the parentage and career of the above Capt. Masterson ? His name appears in the ' Calen- dar of Treasury Papers, 1714-19,' wherein, on 9 November, 1714, he petitions the Lords of the Treasurj? for payment of a pension granted to him for the loss of a leg and other wounds received at the battle of Tanniers, near Mons. F. A. JOHNSTON.

Wellington Club, Grosvenor Place, S. W.

EARLY JEWISH ENGRAVERS. I shall be very grateful if any readers of 'N. & Q. 1 could furnish me with some information (or tell me where it is to be found) concerning the follow- ing Jewish engravers of book-plates (ex-libris). They all flourished (except the last named) during some part of the eighteenth century : Ezekiel, of Exeter; Levi (Benjamin); Levi (I.), Portsea; Mordecai (M.); Moses (M.), Portsmouth ; Hess (Israel), Liverpool (1830).

D. H. AARON.

35, Sutherland Avenue, W.

THOMAS HARRISON, REGICIDE. I should be glad to have any information about the wife and children of Thomas Harrison.

TEMPLAR.

WILLIAM PITT, LORD CHATHAM, wrote in 1733 a 'Letter on Superstition ' in the London Journal. The British Museum copy of the London Journal is imperfect. Can any correspondent inform me whether any library contains a complete volume of that newspaper for the year 1733 ? Lord Chatham was born in the parish of St. James, West- minster, and [ judge (from letters published among the ' Fortescue Papers ') that he was born in his father's house in Golden Square. Is the site of this house known ? L. H.

NUMBER OF ' QUARTERLY REVIEW.' In the Quarterly Review, 263, for January, 1872, p. 147, in ' The Year of the Passion,' a paper in a former number is referred to "on the date of our Lord's Nativity." I want to know which is the number in question and date.

R. B. B.

Two NOVELS WITH THE SAME TITLE. In the Lowestoft Standard of 12 March, 1893, a new dramatic serial commenced, under the title of ' The White Gipsy, 1 by J. Monk Foster,


and ended in the issue of 15 July the same year. The other tale entitled 'The White Gipsy ' is in one volume, by Annette Lyster, the author of ' North Wind and Sunshine,' &c., published under the direction of the Com- mittee of General Literature and Education appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. No date of publication is given, but the book was certainly issued before the serial of the same name appeared in the Lowestoft Standard. Can any sub- scriber to ' N. & Q.' kindly say if the serial has been published in book form ?

HUBERT SMITH.

McNAiR FAMILY. Can any reader tell me what is the origin of the surname McNair, borne by some branches of the McGregor clan 1 W. C. RICHARDSON.

POEMS WANTED. I shall be glad to learn where to find a poem in which is described a game at cards, containing the following lines :

Four knaves with garb succinct, a trusty band, Hats on their heads and halberts in their hand ;

and another poem containing these lines :

The flower of beauty slumbers. Lulled by the sea-breezes sighing through her hair, Sleeps she, and hears not my melancholy numbers. ALFRED WEBB.

[The first quotation is from Pope's ' Rape of the Lock,' iii. 41.]

MILTON'S 'HYMN ON THE MORNING OF CHRIST'S NATIVITY.'

Nature in awe to him Had doiFd her gaudy trim.

These lines are usually printed with a comma after him. Is this the correct reading? If so, the construction seems peculiar, and I find nothing in the 'H.E.D.' that is exactly like it. I am told that in Mr. Beeching's edition there is no comma. Is not the correct reading

Nature, in awe, to him Had dofFd her gaudy trim ?

ri ri n C. C. >.

[In the edition of 1673, which is the earliest we possess, the only point in the two lines is a comma at the close. This is also the case in Mr. Beeching's edition.]

ROAD WAGGONS FROM LIVERPOOL. Where can I find particulars of the above, which afforded the only means of sending heavy goods from Liverpool before railways were invented 1 (Mrs.) J. COPE.

13c, Hyde Park Mansions, W.

' BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND RETROSPECTIVE MISCELLANY,' London, John Wilson, 1830. Allibone places this book under " Poole, E R."