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are transferred to Edmund Berrey Godfrey, his heirs and assigns, for ever,

"and to and for none other use and behoofe intent or purpose whatsoever."

It would be interesting to know whether this is the Sir Edmund Berrey Godfrey of history ; whether the places named, situated in the parish of Stan well, can be identified ; and if so, in whose occupation they are and to what " use and behoofe " they are now put.

Unfortunately the signature and seal of John lies, or of Edmund Berrey Godfrey whichever it was who signed this particular document have been torn out (accidentally, I think), and only those of the witnesses, "Jam: Harrison," "John Smith," and "Geo: Cooper, serv* to M r Brome Councell r ," remain.


PINS AND PINCUSHIONS (9 th S. ix. 209). For the prehistoric pin Muriro, 'Lake-Dwell- ings of Europe' (1890), and similar works should be consulted. Part of vol. ii. of 'British Manufacturing Industries, 'edited by G. P. Bevan (1878), gives some information as to production. J. D.

THE LAST OF THE PEE- VICTORIAN M.P.s (9 th S. ix. 226). For many years there has been a great doubt as to whether Mr. John Temple Leader is alive or dead. A question was asked by a correspondent in Westminster, a monthly illustrated review unhappily since dead on 1 September, 1897, concern- ing this gentleman, and it was there pointed out that a correspondent in ' N. & Q.,' signing H. T., at 8 th S. xii. 91, for 31 July, 1897, stated that " J. T. Leader is still living, and was one of the stewards at the last dinner of the Newspaper Press Fund. He is also one of the three surviving original members of the Reform Club." A reply to the query in Westminster was forthcoming in the follow- ing month, and in it were some very interest- ing notes on the various squibs and lampoons that appeared from time to time on account of the many and prolonged absences of this M.P. for Westminster 1837 - 47 from his Parliamentary duties. It is stated that he became a stock subject for ridicule in Punch, and on 8 February, 1845, there was a bur- lesque advertisement under the head of ' The Absent One ' to this effect :

" Mr. John Leader, you are earnestly implored, if you will not come home to your misrepresented constituents, at all events to send back the repre- sentation of the City you have taken away with Sm. Please address to the Steward of the Chiltern undreds."

Other squibs of a like character appeared at intervals, one stating "Gone to Cannes.

Won't be back till next election." A London paper (I believe the Daily News) recorded about 1897 that he was alive and residing near Florence, but there really appeared to be no certainty as to his whereabouts, although it was " probably not in this country, as his fondness for the Continent was well known." W. E. HARLAND-OXLEY. 71, Turner Buildings, Millbank, S.W.

A SEVENTEENTH - CENTURY PLAGIARY : ' VINDEX ANGLICUS ' (9 th S. viii. 457 ; ix. 112). The first edition of Camden's 'Remaines' was published in 1605, and the second in 1614. The writer's own words are decisive, one would think, on that point. In his dedi- cation to Sir Robert Cotton he says :

"Pardon me, Right. Worthy Baronet, if at the Printers request, I addresse these Remaines with some supplement, to you againe in the same worries, I did ten yeares since. 5 '

It is clear from this statement that there could have been no other edition published between the dates mentioned. Even if there had been a reprint of the first (of which there is no record) it would have been, to use the poet's phrase, "Only this and nothing more." The interesting dedication from which I have quoted is thus dated : 44 From my Lodging, xxx. lunii. 1614," and has the letters "M. N." appended, which are the finals of William Camden. This curious manner of concealing the authorship from all but intimate friends is doubtless to be explained by the fact that the compiler of the volume considered it to be of little value. He calls it " this silly,

pittifull, and poore Treatise, being onely

the rude rubble and out-cast rubbish (as you know) of a greater and more serious worke." From what has been said it is evident that the ' Dictionary of National Biography ' must be wrong when it speaks of a second edition of the 4 Remaines ' in 1605, in which Carew's 'Epistle' appeared. It would have been correct in saying " the first edition," for, as the paper is not marked with an asterisk, it forms no part of the " supplement" to which the writer refers, and must therefore have been printed in 1605. It has already been noted that all fresh matter incorporated in the edition of 1614 is thus distinguished. I have seen a copy of the one edited bv Philipotin 1637: "The fift Impression with many rare Antiquities never before imprinted. By the industry and care of lohn Philipot, Somerset Herald." He has taken consider- able liberties in the way of omission and commission, but has nothing to say regard- ing the history of the volume or its author.

By the way, I observe that there is a sketch of the two *Sir Henry Goodyers in one of