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NOTES AND QUERIES. [9* s. ix. MAY 2*, 1902.

to make their spiritual dispositions in Latin and their temporal in their mother tongue 1 Cosin was a past master in all that pertained to exact ecclesiastical usage, and for that reason was chosen as Magister Ceremoniarum at the coronation of Charles I.


KNIFE UNDER BOULDER. Can any one inform me where I may obtain an authentic account of the finding of a flint knife under a boulder stone ? It is fairly common know- ledge, and a geological friend told me lately he thought it was found so in France. Any information (and the more full the better) will oblige. B. WELLS.


m "PUBLISH" IN RIME. Is there a legitimate rime for " publish," or is it to be added to the two or three English words, including window and orange, which are legitimately unrimeable? A. F. R.

NAPOLEONIC QUOTATION. Wanted theexact words and authorship of the quotation about Napoleon I. which is parallel to Cicero's eulogy on Pompeius, "Qui non modo eorum hominuin qui nunc sunt, gloriam, sed etiam antiquitatis memoriam virtu te superavit." C. H. WILLSON.


LETHBRIDGE. Can any of your readers say who was the Lethbridge to whom W. M. Praed refers in his 'Song of Impossibilities '? The lines are :

When Huskisson is heard to say That Lethbridge understands. Wherein lay the peculiar obtuseness of this Lethbridge? W. L.

" COTEMPORARIES." When I was a lad I frequently heard my father use the words " cotemporary " and " cotemporaries," which seem to have been their current forms in the sixties and seventies. Was this form still in use during the eighties 1 If my memory is worth trusting, I should say that no leading writer of that time would be found guilty of such an anachronism. For my own part, I must avow that even when a mere boy I had a great aversion for the word.


s lSee the full note under 'Contemporary' in the xi. hi. L). J

CANTERBURY RECORDS. Are there any known printed or MS. records of family or domestic life in the city or neighbourhood of Canterbury about the latter half of the six-

teenth century 1 Historical or biographical! records, and not works of fiction.

[' The Canterbury Marriage Licences,' 1568-1700, 1 are compiled and issued by Mr. Joseph Meadows! Cowper, of Canterbury, to whom apply.]

WHITSUNDAY, 1593. Can any one tell mel on what month and on what day of it Whit- 1 Sunday fell in 1593 ? I.

INQUESTS. Where were the reports of coroners' inquests preserved in olden times 1 Are any dating back to the sixteenth century known to be in existence anywhere? I.

[Inquests in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries occur in the City Letter- Books, Calendars | of which are being edited by Dr. R. R. Sharpe.]

' Hos ANNAS TO THE KING.' I am compiling an anthology of coronation odes with the above title. I shall be glad if any reader will draw my attention to applicable poems which meet his eyes. Answers direct to


48, Hanover Square, Bradford.

PRESENTATION AT COURT. It has been thought desirable to ascertain, for family reasons, if a certain person was presented at Court during the latter half of the eighteenth century. What steps should be taken to ascertain this? Are there any periodicals of the date likely to contain entries of pre- sentations? X. Y. Z.

ANDREW FITZHERBERT EVANS was admitted to Westminster School on 7 June, 1779 I should be glad to obtain particulars of his parentage and career. G. F. R. B.

SWORN CLERKS IN CHANCERY BEFORE 1765. The names of the sworn clerks are given in the 'Court and City Kalendar' for 1765, but I have not been able to meet with an earlier list of them. Can any reader tell me where I can find one ? I wish to ascertain when the John Wainwright who died 8 October, 1760 (London Mag., vol. xxix. p. 556), entered the office I think it was in 1745 or 1746 and whether he succeeded any one of the same name. J. B. W.

HERRICK'S ' HESPERIDES ' : " LUTES OF AMBER." In the "Canterbury" edition of Herrick's ' Hesperides ' the editor, Mr. H. P. Home, gives the following note on the poem 'Upon Julia's Voice,' which ends with the lines :

But listen to thee, walking in thy chamber,

Melting melodious words to lutes of amber.

"The word 'amber' must have been used here

merely from stress of rhyme. Mr. A. J. Hipkins,

a first authority on these matters, tells me that

though a lute was commonly inlaid with ivory,