" straw " with the thermometer up in the j but I have a fragment printed by Mychell.
eighties. A few years ago there were annual It formed the fly-leaves of the Leyden 1548
assaults upon straw-hat wearers in Philadel- edition of ' Precationes Christiana.'
Forphia, until an arrest broke them up. But tunately the title is nearly perfect:
•' Straw-Hat Day " (September 15) is still
11 A lytell treatyse confounding the great |
observed on' the Stock Exchange, and a broken | Eryses yt reygne now a days and re j pynyng
" tile " results from the audacity of wearing \ ageynst the order | of the holy Churehe. |
| good people | to conty: j new in j
one, even if the heat be ninety degrees, as it i Animatynge
often is in September in our Lisbon latitude, j the Constance of faythe. | +
On the other side is the upper half of a
Another street affront is the whisker insult.
So long as rich men wore whiskers, we could crucifix in a double-line mitred frame. The
do as we pleased; but in the closing decade of •'
these " Finis," then " Prynted "at Cantorbury
i, but finally got the clue. One noon
by John | Mychell." | This poem is not in
was passing an electric power-house and the Allnutt's'
list, ' Bibliographia,' vol. ii., pp.
lunch-hour loafers outtside explained the : 41-45, nor, so far as I can find, anywhere
breeze made by the engine : " That's the wind else. It is evidently one of those printed in
in his whiskers!" About this time the i Marian times. The type is black letter of a
was conventionalized into a good fount.
whistle. I ascribe this to a Jewish lawyer's I
F. WILLIAM COCK.
advertisement that ihe would defend men I
THE DEE (cliii.
against street whisker insults. Of course, ]
254, s.v. ' Memorabilia ').—<)n Monday
any one is free to whistle, but the ostenta- j
tious way in which it is done leaves no doubt (Oct. 3.) morning last—travelling on the
about its meaning t; o anyone who has lived Welsh side of the Dee to Chester—I was much
long enough to know its history. Some interested in noticing the failure of the tide
people think this is all my fancy, but others opposite Parkgate, wondering what could have
have assured me that it is not, and one busi- caused it. A suggestion has been put forness friend has told me that in his youth he ward that the very strong gales of the prejoined others in perpetrating this whistling vious day—Sunday—must have acred upon
the sand in the ted of the river in such a
A. J. E.
manner as to produce very large sand-banks,
V. CAMPION AND JOHN MYCHELL thus blocking up the way of the tide.
\ . O.
-^ (cliii. 255).—Randle Hurlestone, according to Venn, ' Alumni Cantab.,' was probably
The tidal phenomenon referred to was
the same as Ralph Hurleton, admitted King's accounted for (vide B.B.C. News Bulletin) by
College, Cambridge, from Eton, 12 Aug., 1543, a sand-bank having formed (presumably
aged seventeen. He became a Fellow, but left across the entrance of the river). Evidently
without a degree in 1546/7. Randle Hurle- a poor neap tide was made less high by the
stone was steward of the Manor of Manchester sucking away of the water towards some area
from March, 1573, to October, 1582. He and of low pressure—probably well off in the
his wife Margaret, daughter of Mrs. Hancock, Atlantic; the phenomenon having taken place
are mentioned in a suit of 1590 between Hugh in an anti-cyclonic region. This is not
Hurlestone and Thomas Goodyear about the unusual.
tithes of Manchester (Exchequer Depositions
It must be borne in mind that some areas
by Commission 32 Eliz., Trinity, No. 4). In are constantly silting up. Whole ports have,
1583, the Bishop of Chester notes in the mar- disappeared, as has, for instance, that
gin of a letter from Lord Burghley of May 14, marked on the chart of the South Coast of
calling upon him to account for £3,000 said England by E. Dummer, Tho. Willshaw,
to have been received for fines as High Com- James Conoway and William Cruit—whereon
missioner, " a most slanderous and shamefull a thriving little port is given about 1£ miles
lye, made by Randall Hurlstone, a malycyous to the west of Calshot (which was then an
varlet " (Chaderton MSS., in Peck's D.C.). island) and opposite Cowes—named the Port
of Ourd. That was the 1698 Survey.
R. S. B.
I cannot help in the matter of E. Campion, In 1786, when Lieut. Murdoch Mackenzie
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