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NOTES AND QUERIES. [9*8. ix. MAY 24, 1902.


THE KING OF TORELORE (9 th S. ix. 246). This curious circumstance seems to be alluded to in * Hudibras,' part iii. canto i. 705-10 : But all the mischief is the doubt On whose account they first broke out. For tho' Chineses go to bed, And lie-in in their ladies' stead, And, for the pains they took before, Are nurs'd and paraper'd to do more, &c.

JOHN PICKFORD, M.A. Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge.

JAY, THE WOODLAND BIRD (9 th S. ix. 308). For the origin of Jay as an English surname and for the name of the bird, see 5 th S. i. 128, 195, 336, 437.

EVERARD HOME COLEMAN.

71, Brecknock Road.

DUTCH REFUGEES IN LONDON IN 1566 (9 th S. ix. 289). Try the ' Registers of the Dutch Church in Austin Friars,' by Mr. Moens ; also the South wark Cathedral Registers.

C. MASON.

29, Emperor's Gate, S.W.

MICHAEL BRUCE AND BURNS (9 th S. vii. 466 ; viii. 70, 148, 312, 388 527 ; ix. 95, 209, 309). With reference to the Bruce -Logan 'Ode to the Cuckoo,' I may mention that some years ago, when at Blair Adam with the late William Adam, M.P., we had some con- versation on this subiect, when he told me that Michael Bruce had been born close there, and that he had gone very carefully into the subject, and was perfectly satisfied that Michael Bruce was the author and not Logan.

G. C. W.

OSORIO FAMILY (9 th S. ix. 307). Vide Dr. Moses Gaster's 'History of the Synagogue,' lately reviewed in ' N. & Q.,' pp. 146-8 in the volume noticed. M. D. DAVIS.

STANDSFIELD (9 th S. ix. 309). A licence was issued at Lewes, 20 March, 1597/8, for the marriage of John Stanfelde, of Clive, mer- chant, to Ellinor Comber, of St. John sub Castro, Lewes, virgin. The sureties to the bond were the said John Stanfelde and Thomas Comber, father of the maiden. This information appears in a volume of marriage licences I am now editing for the Sussex Record Society. Though not a reply to MR. COMBER'S query, a note of this licence will probably be of interest to him.

E. H. W. DUNKIN.

The Heath, Fairlight, Hastings.

William Newton, of Gray's Inn and South- over, who died 24 May, 1648, aged eighty four, married Jane, daughter of William Apsley, of Thackham, but Horsley does not


speak of her as a widow. She is the only Jane mentioned by him as marrying a Newton. From them descended the Newtons of Lindfield. John Stansfield died 23 Feb., 1626, and was buried at All Saints', Lewes, as was his first wife. CAROLINE STEGGALL.

ARMS OF CONTINENTAL CITIES (9 th S. ix. 308).' II Dizionario Corografico dell' Italia,' by Prof. Amato Amati, which is to be found on the bookshelves of the Reading-room of the British Museum, contains the arms of the principal cities and towns of Italy with their proper tinctures. JOHN HEBB.

The armorial bearings of many German cities figure in the various editions of the artistic 'Miinchener Calendar,' published annually for the last ten years or so. The arms of some French cities appear in * Les Francais peints par Eux - memes,' in the

Noblesse et Chevalerie de Cambrai,' and in most of the admirable French heraldry books produced in the seventeenth century.

JOHN HOBSON MATTHEWS.

Town Hall, Cardiff.

SHAKESPEARE v. BACON (9 th S. ix. 245). Following up Q. A., may I mention that Wordsworth in referring to Bacon says, " The most singular thing is that in all the writings of Bacon there is not one allusion to Shakespeare." Now as Bacon survived Shakespeare ten years, and never even men- tioned his name, it is surely a proof that Bacon had nothing to do with Shakespeare's plays, notwithstanding the " grotesque gabble of the cipher," as Q. A. aptly quotes from Sir Henry Irving's lecture. GEORGE WATSON.

Penrith.

LONDON LIBRARIES IN THE ELIZABETHAN ERA (9 th S. ix. 329). The query propounded by PROF. JAMES D. BUTLER is one of those which, for lack of any satisfactory solution hitherto (pace the theorizings of oversure Shakespearians), have led many to doubt as to the traditional authorship of the Shake- spearian plays, and largely contributed to the rise of the troublesome and pestilent sect of literary heretics known as " Baconians "- a sect which, though, like the Nazarenes of old, "everywhere spoken against," seems largely on the increase. Assuredly there were no libraries in the London of Eliza- beth, such as the British Museum and the like, open to the public, to which a player in the interval of learning his part, or of other stage business, could resort for study or literary reference, or, if there were, there is no record of them. The man of mystery, therefore, from Stratford, if he were the