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The French expression describing poverty, of "ni sou ni maille," will help to answer the latter LYDIARD. part of A. A.'s query.
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Men of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries, con-
of those who have passed away from among us, showing the dates of their births and deaths, and a reference to the preceding editions in which their respective memoirs are to be found. Both these add to the utility of this most useful book.
That a work of such obvious popular interest should reach a seventh edition, and in due time a seventeenth and a seventieth, may well be expected-more especially since every fresh editor seems to vie with his predecessors in giving it completeness. Mr. G. H. Townsend, to whom the present edition has been entrusted, has introduced into it two entirely new features calculated to enhance its value as a work of general reference. The first is a Key to Assumed Names, which is capable of being yet further extended; and the second, a Biographical Index
The Bible by Coverdale, MDXXXV. Remarks on the
Mr. Fry, who has devoted so much time and research to the history of the earliest English versions of the Scriptures, here presents to Bibliographers a small volume on the subject of Coverdale's Translation of the Bible, the date of its composition and publication, peculiarities of title-pages, variations in the Dedication, and other minutia connected with the Edition, which, illustrated as they are by fac-similes, make it a very interesting little book.
PELL-MELL (3rd S. xii. 483.) - Your learned correspondent A. A. has indeed unearthed a curiosity. Clearly the 'prentice-box, or Christmasbox, was so called from piller and malle, spoil-box or polling-box, to contain the spoil or black mail levied by them. Mail means rent or tribute, and is mal in Saxon. It also means a spot, macula, mole, but the round tribute could hardly designate a halfpenny. Can Minsheu possibly mean that it is a box that "the prentices buy to put money [i. e. e. a halfpenny] into," &c., "à Gal. piller, i. e. pill or polle, and maille ”? The words may be only out of order. Was a halfpenny the 'prentice gentlemen by whom it is required, whose names and address are given toll levied? Can any archæologist tell?
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THIRD SERIES.-VOL. XII.
[For classified articles, see ANONYMOUS WORKS, BOOKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED, EPITAPHS, FOLK LORE, PROVERBS
Vent, its meaning, 295
A. (E. H.), on Parish registers, their destruction, 500
Elius Donatus, grammarian at Rome, 49
Novel views of creation, 374
Pot, its different meanings, 275
Ainger (Alfred), on "Deaf as a beetle," 398
Pronunciation of names, 361
A. (J.), Peckham, on Nuremberg prison tower, 523
Sheridan (R. B.), 434
Alan the Steward, 129, 257
Alexandrine verses, 281
Alexis of Piemont, "The Secretes," ed. 1614, 389,
Alfred (King), marriage with Alswitha, 45
Alhama, the conquest of, 391
Alken (Henry), artist, 155
All-to as a separate word, 372, 464, 535
Alpha on "The Constant Lover's Garland," 285
Alphabets, primitive, 497
Alton, its discreditable fame, 373, 468, 513
American episcopate, 284, 491
American Notes and Queries, 501, 531
Colbert, bishop of Rodez, 397
Fisher family, co. Roxburgh, 292
Gib baronetcy, 274, 536
Hamilton (James), of Bothwellhaugh, 12
Home (Earl of), 231
Mercer (Sir Andrew), 252
Angus (G.), printer at Newcastle, 446
George IV., "The King's Treatment of the Queen,"
Great Question on Thi gs Indifferent, 208
High Life below Stairs, 107
Letters from an Armenian in Ireland, 225, 295,
Lex Talionis, 329, 404
Modest Apology, 225
Liturgy on Universal Principles, 332
Liturgy of the Church of England, 1763, 366
Mephistopheles in England, 265
Memoirs of the Life of Parnese, 445
Ampoule (Ste.), the Holy Vial, 149, 213
Andrewes (Bishop Lancelot), bequests, 393
Angling, poem on, by Joseph Heely, 410
Asses in England, 373
Our Zion, or Presbyterian Popery, 98
lish Language, 24
Right of Tythes Asserted, 426
School of Patience, 309, 399, 463
Summer Rambles, Studies, &c., 244
Anserine wisdom, 478
Antwerp Cathedral described, 328, 447
Archer (Rev. John), nonconformist, 109, 198
Archimedes on two-faced pictures, 58
Arms, so-called grants of, 15, 259; augmentation of,
Arras, portraits in its public library, 455
Art Catalogue, 493, 517
"Articles to be followed and observed," 1549, 6
Ashley (Sir Anthony), first cultivator of cabbages, 287,
Hakewell, (Wm.), MSS., 331
Avery (Richard), ejected minister, 413
A. (W. E. A.) on Aubrey's "Miscellanies," 306