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NOTES AND QUERIES. [9 th s. ix. MARCH is, 1902.

sion in the twenty-third chapter of ' Wood- stock ':-

" But then her father the stout old cavalier my father's old friend should such a thing befall, it would break his heart. Break a pudding's end. He has more sense. If I give his grandson a title to quarter the arms of England, what matter if a bar sinister is drawn across them ? "


The bar-re is a sign of illegitimacy in France, but whether it is actually the same bearing as the English bar, I am unable to say. The Intermddiaire for 30 January (cols. 107, 108) contains an interesting article on the signs of mourning introduced into their arms by the suffering Protestants after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. "Finally," says the writer,

"Louis XIV. having had the registers of the Protestants' Etat-civil seized, they could not prove their filiation and were presumed to be bastard : the inhabitants of Bagnols protested ; many took for arms the barre, ordinary sign of bastardy, main occupant le tiers de C6cu; now in this case the barre, according to the laws of blazonry, is one of the most honourable bearings."

M. P.


S. ix. 88). If your correspondent will turn to 'N. & Q.,' 2 nd S. x. 186, 256, 393, he will find that at the under-mentioned places a fire- cradle or grate, or the remains of one, were to be seen, but generally in the church towers. Various suggestions as to their use are also given : Bfadeston, Kan worth, Thorpe Abbotts, Tunsted, all in the county of Nor- folk ; Mettingham, Suffolk ; Battlefield, Salop ; and Bedlake, Yorkshire.


Exeter Cathedral contains no ancient fire- place, and only one mediaeval instance exists m any church in Devon. It is at St. Andrew's, Colebrooke, and occurs in the north wall of the Copleston chantry situated to the north of the chancel. There used to be a similar one m the chantry at Luton Hoo (Beds), but Jhat was destroyed by fire in November, 1843. Colebrooke now claims to be unique in this respect amongst all the old parish churches of England. H AKRY HEMS.

Fair Park, Exeter.

THACKERAY QUOTATION (9 th S. ix. 107).- ine first ambassador whom the New World of Letters sent to the Old" is in 'Nil Nisi Bonum m the number of the Cornhill Maga- zine for February, 1860. In the twenty-four^ volume edition of Thackeray, begun in 1878, it is included in the 'Roundabout Papers,' but m the Cornfull itself it is not included in that series. y Y

"YCLEPING" THE CHURCH (9 th S. Vlii. 420,

486 ; ix. 55). Unless the church tower were detached it would be difficult for people to clip or embrace it, as MR. F. T. ELWORTHY supposes that they did. It requires a very accommodating imagination to see in a tower attached to a church and set "four square" such likeness to a maypole as would qualify it to share the same symbolic honours.


" LUDI MAGISTER " (9 th S. viii. 516 ; ix. 86). The head master of Winchester was thus styled upon the Long Rolls, or annual official lists of the college, 1653-89 inclusive, so far as the series is complete. Since 1690 the term " Informator," which was that used by William of Wykeham in his statutes for the college in 1409, has been used on these documents. I have been informed that the terms "Ludi magister," " Archididascalus," "Hypodidascalus," and "Psedagogus" came into fashion with the Renaissance.

C. W. H.

LORD MAYORS' " PAGEANTS " (9 th S. ix. 68). The pageant for 1609 was * Camp- bell, or the Ironmongers Faire Feild,' by Anthony Munday, of which there is an imperfect copy* in the British Museum ; that tor 1621 was ' The Sunrie in Aries/ by Thomas Middleton, reprinted in Dyce's edition of Middleton's works and in Nichols's 'Progresses of James I.'; that for 1622 was 'The Triumphs of Honor and Virtue,' by Thomas Middleton, of which the British Museum possesses an imperfect copy ; and that for 1623, also by Thomas Middleton, entitled ' The Triumphs of Integrity,' which is reprinted by Dyce. Curiously enough, however, there appear to exist two pageants for the inauguration of Lord Mayor Luinley (1623), as the British Museum Catalogue gives one by Anthony Munday, entitled ' The Triumphs of the Golden Fleece.' It would be interesting to learn which of these was the official version, and why the Drapers' Company placed the commission in the hands of two City poets. EDWARD M. BORRAJO. The Library, Guildhall, E.G.

The printed " pageant" for the inaugura- tion of Sir Thomas Cam bell's mayoralty, 1609, was written by Anthony Munday, and is entitled 'Camp-bell, or the Ironmongers Faire Feild.' It is extremely rare, and practically unknown. I have never met with a perfect copy, nor, indeed, any but that in the National Collection, containing only sheet B (four leaves). The shows, long left

[* The only one known.]