NOTES AND QUERIES. [9 th s. ix. MAY 10, 1902.
reaches of the river Thames below London 1 Such names as Limehouse, Greenwich, or Black wall speak for themselves ; but not so with Bugsby's, Gallions, or St. Clement's, sometimes called Fiddler's Reach. Erith Rands no doubt means the shoals below the town of that name. The title of "Hope" given to the two reaches above and below that of Gravesend is sufficiently obscure.
P. L. N. F.
FRANCESCA DA RIMINI. The Paris corre- spondent of the Times, in his letter of 22 April, speaks of having read in his youth, at Ravenna, a sixteenth - century manuscript violently attacking the tragic adventure of the beautiful daughter of Polenta, the lord of Ravenna. I should like to know where that manuscript is to be found, and whether it has been translated into English.
33, Ted worth Square, Chelsea.
ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS. I shall be glad if any one can inform me if English transla- tions, in whole or in part, have ever been published of the following works : Grimmels- hausen's ' Simplicissimus,' * Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles,' Cabet's * Voyage en Icarie.'
AUTHORS OF BOOKS WANTED. 1. 'Two Old Men's Tales ' (Bentley, 1844). 2. ' Oakfield ; or, Fellowship in the East,' by Punjaubee (Longman, 1853, 2 vols.). R. S.
[1. By Mrs. Anne Marsh. 2. By W. D. Arnold.]
PORTRAITS WANTED. Are any portraits extant of the following ; if so, where ?
Henry Dene, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1501-3.
John Carpenter, Bishop of Worcester, 1443-76.
John Ched worth, Bishop of Lincoln, 1452- 1471.
Thomas Ruthall, Bishop of Durham, 1509- 1523.
Edward Fox, Bishop of Hereford, 1535-8.
Admiral Sir William Penn, father of the founder of Pennsylvania. INQUIRER.
OMAR QUERIES.!. In which translation of Omar is the expression " Sanctuary from self " to be found ?
2. In FitzGerald's version, among the meta- phors of the potter's clay (the vessels are discussing " whence" and " whither') runs a line :
Hark to the porter's shoulder-knot a-creaking. I should be glad to know who is meant here by the porter, and also what a shoulder-knot may be. Does the moon, which is subse-
quently mentioned, throw any light on this obscure matter 1 L. K.
[The porter is going to the well to water the dried-up pots after a month of abstinence (Rama- zan). The new month is indicated by the new moon. The shoulder-knot, or porter's knot, is a pad worn on the shoulder to ease the carriage of the burden.]
GENERAL SIR WILLIAM FAWCETT. I should be glad of any information about the family of General Sir William Fawcett He came from Shipden Hall, near Halifax, Yorks, was Governor of Chelsea Hospital, and died in 1804. M. F.
ARMS WANTED. Dexter, A lion rampant between three fleurs-de-lis. Sinister, On a field azure, a chevron or between three wind- mill sails (or crosses). These arms are on a piece of silver plate perhaps 150 years old.
Rivers Lodge, Harpenden.
MARRIAGE LICENCES. The ages of the con- tracting parties are usually given as "about," and two or three places are mentioned, at any one of which the marriage is to take place. Why "about," and why more than one place? Were they used in compliance with any rules of the offices granting the licences, and what period of time did " about " embrace? Also, did a spinster, no matter what her age may have been, require by law the "consent" of her parent or parents, or other person, to her marriage 1 C. MASON.
29, Emperor's Gate, S.W.
RICHARDSON FAMILY. Wanted the pedi- gree of the Richardsons of Warmington, Warwickshire, and co. Armagh, Ireland ; also of the Richardsons of Toldish Hall, Coventry. Also particulars of Lady Eliza- beth Percy, who married the Rev. William Nicholson about 1620.
(Mrs.) ETHEL M. RICHARDSON.
The Grove, Trefnant, N. Wales.
AUTOGRAPH COTTAGE. William Upcott (1790-1854), sometimes styled the king of autograph collectors, spent the last years of his life in an old mansion in Upper Street, Islington, which he quaintly denominated Autograph Cottage. Can any reader identify this house or its site? ALECK ABRAHAMS.
39, Hillmarton Road, N.
FASHIONABLE SLANG OF THE PAST. With reference to my query on 'Fashion in Lan- guage ' (ante, p. 228), which I see quoted in the Daily Mail of 24 March, will not some expert contributor also tell us the life story of a selected number of fashionable slang