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(who is my wife) had attained a certain age. In compliance with the will, the estate was therefore sold in June, 1863; and was purchased by J. P. Brown-Westhead, Esq. (late M.P. for York), of Manchester and Lea Castle, Wolverley, whose property it still remains. CUTHBERT BEDE.
APHORISMS (3rd S. xii. 148, 212.) — I think I must have had in mind the passages of Bacon above quoted, together with the following passage in Boswell's Johnson, under the date Aug. 16,
"I fancy mankind may come, in time, to write all aphoristically, except in narrative; grow weary of preparation, and connexion, and illustration, and all those arts by which a big book is made."
Q. Q. THE TREATISE ON OATHS (3rd S. xi. 300.) The Editor of "N. & Q." is correct in attributing this book to James Morice. I have lately met amongst the Lansdowne MSS. with the articles of impeachment of Morice for this book, and other matters. It is there stated that "the said Booke was published by print in forren partes, and the copies were brought hyther in a Scottish Shippe." The British Museum Catalogue supposes these articles to have been exhibited against Robert Beale (to whom I referred in my reply to J. M.), but this cannot be, for the articles not only state that one book was printed, but that "he hath since penned another great Booke in defence of his said former Booke," whereas Beale's Book was in manuscript, retained by Archbishop Whitgift, and I do not find that it was ever printed. JOHN S. BURN.
JOHN MARTEILHE (3rd S. xii. 238.)-There is no foot-note in Goldsmith's translation of John Marteilhe's memoirs concerning the action between the Nightingale and the French galleys, but there is an account of it, headed "Captain Seth Jermy," abridged from the memoirs, in Giffard's Deeds of Naval Daring, published by Murray.
For the details of the action, which Mr. Giffard places in 1707, he says, we are indebted to a "French narrative." No record of it is preserved at the Admiralty beyond that contained in the sentence passed upon Captain Seth Jermy, who commanded the Nightingale, and who was exchanged fourteen months after his capture. It was found by the Court assembled to try him for the loss of his ship, that the Nightingale was for "a considerable time engaged with a much superior force of the enemy, and did make so good a defence as thereby to give an opportunity to all the ships under her convoy to make their escape." Captain Seth Jermy was immediately appointed by the Lord High Admiral to the Swallow. Mr. Giffard says of Smith, that he appears to have been a Captain Thomas Smith, an adherent of James II.
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History from Marble. Compiled in the Reign of Charles II. by Thomas Dingley, Gent. Printed in Photo-lithography by Vincent Brooks from the Original in the possession of Sir Thomas E. Winnington, Bart. With an Introduction and descriptive Table of Contents by John Gough Nichols, F.S.A. (Printed for the Camden Society.) Among the many literary treasures in the Library at Stanford Court, the History in Marble and some similar MSS. by Thomas Dingley have long held a most prominent place. Thomas Dingley, who deserves to be Esq., of Southampton, and having been educated by better known, was the son and heir of Thomas Dingley, James Shirley, the Poet Laureate, was admitted of Gray's Inn August 6th, 1670. In 1671, in the suite of Sir George Downing, he visited the Low Countries, and the "Journal of my Travails through the Low Countries" is the earliest of his MSS. now remaining. In 1674 he visited France, and in 1680 repaired to Ireland. His MS. Journals of both these excursions are still preserved, the latter being now in course of publication by the Kilkenny Archæological Society. His "Notitia CambroBritannica," a voyage of North and South Wales, has lately been privately printed by the Duke of Beaufort under the able editorship of Charles Baker, Esq. F.S.A. But the most important of all his MSS. is the one here printed, which he sometimes calls his "English Journall," and sometimes his " English Itinerary." It was probably in progress during many years: its materials are gathered from various English counties, but are more particularly copious and curious for Herefordshire and Wiltshire, and for the cities of Bath and Oxford. Wherever he went, Dingley not only took notes of everything of interest-architectural, archæolo gical, heraldic, or monumental-but with a ready pencil made very effective sketches of them. These drawings are so numerous (they must amount to many hundreds) that all idea of engraving them, and so reproducing the
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