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NOTES AND QUERIES.


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additional pieces from MS. and other sources, and the text carefully revised, with notes and a memoir, by William Michael Rossetti " 1 E. Moxon & Son, 1870, 2 vols. (vol. i. clxxix- 504 ; vol. ii. xiv-602 and one page of errata). Was the edition withdrawn for any reason 1

SIGMA TAU.

WORDSWORTH'S 'EXCURSION,' BOOK 1. 91- 102.

Strongest minds

Are often those of whom the noisy world Hears least ; else surely this man had not left His graces unrevealed and unproclaimed. But, as the mind was filled with inward light, So not without distinction had he lived, Beloved and honoured far as he was known. And some small portion of his eloquent speech, &c.

In this passage how are we to take the words I have italicized, " had he lived " 1 Is the verb subjunctive (vixisset\ like "had not left " preceding it 1 ? or is it indicative (vixerat), the statement of a fact? The former interpretation seems to accord best with what precedes ; the latter with what follows. With the former and more obvious sense, " not without distinction " may mean " highly distinguished " j and "far as he was known " has an amplifying force. With the latter both these phrases are restrictive, while "but" must be taken as "nevertheless." Perhaps it may be want of insight that leads me to see an ambiguity here, and if any one who sees more clearly can help me to fix the meaning I shall be obliged.

C. LAWRENCE FORD, B.A.

Bath.

SIR MICHAEL CROMIE, BART. I am wishful for some information as to the above. He had a banking house in Liverpool in the early part of the present century, in partner- ship with Philemon Pownoll and Isaac Hart- man, under the style of Sir Michael Cromie, Bart., Pownoll & Hartman. They issued one- guinea notes headed "Liverpool Bank." There is no notice of them in any Liverpool history or directory ; but it is known that their busi- ness ceased in 1801. A commission in bank- ruptcy was issued against Pownoll in 1802, and against Hartman ("now a prisoner in the King's Bench ") in 1808, but no record is traceable of Cromie. I find from an old Dublin directory that Michael Cromie, of Stacumine, Kildare, was created a baronet on 25 June, 1776. Perhaps some one who has access to an Irish baronetage can oblige me with further particulars. J. H. K.

LIEUT. VAN SCHAICK. In the year 1804 the 1st West India Kegiment, then stationed at Hillsea Barracks, were ordered to Honduras


wives were allowed to accompany the

roops. Amongst the officers was a Lieut.

Van Schaick (whose father had been secre- tary to the Stadtholder), who left his wife and two children. Some disaster occurred. [t appears he was drowned, and the young widow, whose written lamentations remain, was inconsolable. I am anxious to obtain details of the circumstances.

WILLIAM J. BAYLY.

READE FAMILY. William Reade was Bishop of Chichester in 1369, and Robert Reade was bishop of the same see in 1397. Can any Deader give any particulars of the ancestors, descendants, birthplace, place of burial, or any remarkable points in the careers of these aishops? Was the latter translated from Carlisle 1 Likewise, can any reader say who was " George Reade of Sarum" in 1808 ; and were there any descendants ? H. G.

CHURCHES BUILT OF UNHEWN STONES. The church of St. Just-in-Penwith, Cornwall, is built of small rough, unhewn surface-stones. I am informed that in the south of France are other churches having this charming pecu- liarity, and that they are all supposed to be the work of Freemasons. Can any reader give me names of such churches, and evidence in support of their connexion with Free- masonry ? YGREC.

ENGRAVED PORTRAITS OF SIR W. RALEGH. According to Walpole's 'Anecdotes of Painting' (ed. 1876, iii. 145-6) and to Granger's 'Biographical History of Eng- land ' (ed. 1824, ii. 139-40), two portraits of Sir W. Ralegh were engraved by Simon Pass. One of these is found in all editions of his ' History of the World,' 1617-87 ; the other is thus described in Granger's work, "Sir Walter Ralegh ; Fortunam ex aliis. S. Pass sc. 4to." Will any of your correspondents inform me where a copy of the latter may be seen 1 There is none in the British Museum collection. T. N. BRUSHFIELD, M.D.

Salterton, Devon.

PICTURE BY LAWRENCE. Where is the painting of Miss Farren by Sir J. Lawrence which was engraved by Bartolozzi 1 I have not seen the engraving, but I possess an oil painting (attributed to Turner) which I am told strongly resembles Bartolozzi's engraving. Is it possible that this picture is Lawrence's workf R. J. WALKER.

BEDINGFIELD FAMILY. Could any reader give me a clue to the parentage (and de- scendants, if any) of Capt. Francis Philip Bedingfield, who 'married, before 1821, Mary